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The phalanx of intelligence chiefs who testified on Capitol Hill delivered a chilling message: Not only did Russia interfere in the 2016 election, it is already meddling in the 2018 election by using a digital strategy to exacerbate the country’s political and social divisions.

Hmmm…. After almost two years of relentless public paranoia about Russia and US elections, don’t you suppose these Ruskie gremlins would find some other way to make mischief in our world — maybe meddle in the NHL playoffs, or hack WalMart’s bookkeeping department, or covertly switch out the real Dwayne Johnson with a robot? I kind of completely and absolutely doubt that they’ll bother with our elections.

Let’s face it, the United States is doing a stellar job of destroying itself with bad ideas, foolish ideologies, and pervasive self-deceit. If I was running the Russian intel services, I’d just pay to send a few Nebraska county commissioners to Disneyland — that would keep our seventeen US intel agencies busy until kingdom come trying to figure out the angle. And it would cheaper than spending a hundred grand to fuck with Facebook.

Actually the Times’s editorial seems to have CIA / NSA fingerprints all over it, or at least Deep State paw prints. By stating that the Russians are already “meddling” in 2018 elections that haven’t happened yet, aren’t our own security agencies setting up the public to lose faith in the electoral process and fight over election results? Oh, by the way, the Times presented no evidence whatsoever that this alleged “meddling” is taking place. They just assert it, as if it were already adjudicated.

But then they take it another step, making the case that because Mr. Trump does not go along with the Russian Meddling story, he is obstructing efforts to prevent Russian interference in the elections that haven’t happened yet, and is therefore by implication guilty of treason. A fine piece of casuistry.

The longer this fantasy about Russia continues from the Left side of the political transect, the deeper the nation sinks into a dangerous collective psychosis. After all this time, the only known instances of American political figures “colluding” with Russians involve the shenanigans between the DNC, the Hillary Clinton campaign, and US intel services including the FBI and CIA, in paying for the “Steele Dossier” and the activities of the Fusion GPS company that claimed Russia hacked Hillary’s and John Podesta’s email.

There is now a ton of evidence about all this monkey business, and no sign (yet) that Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller may be taking a good hard look at it, not to mention the professional misconduct of a half dozen senior FBI, NSA, and CIA officials, especially former CIA chief John Brennan, who has now morphed into a CNN “analyst,” taking an active role in what amounts to a psy-ops campaign to shove the public toward war.

The “resistance” may think it is getting some mileage out of this interminable narrative, but its arrant inconsistencies only undermine faith in all our political institutions, and that is really playing with fire. We are already choking this polity to death by endlessly litigating the past, insuring that the country doesn’t have the time or the fortitude to deal with much more important quandaries of the present — especially a financial system that is speeding into the most colossal train wreck in history. That will de-rail Mr. Trump soon enough, and then all the rest of us will have enough to do to keep our lives together or to refashion them in some way that will work in a very different economy.

Update 1:00pm Friday: Robert Mueller’s office announced indictment of thirteen Russian nationals and three Russian “entities” for alleged “interference” in US elections. The indictments refer, apparently, to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram posts put up by Russians. In other words, Mickey Mouse charges. Wait for the ham sandwich to be indicted

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328 Responses to “Agitprop Is Not News”

  1. Georges1202 February 16, 2018 at 10:01 am #

    “The country has a gigantic boundary problem. We have also created perfect conditions — between the anomie of suburbia and the dreariness of our school systems — to induce explosions of violent despair. That’s why these things happen. Until we change these conditions, expect ever more of it.”

    And, perhaps just a teensy gun problem with 300 million of the hideous things in the hands of a population with at least 10% stark raving mad all back by the most ignorant cabal of nitwits ever to stomp the green Earth – our NRA.

    • elysianfield February 16, 2018 at 10:59 am #

      “And, perhaps just a teensy gun problem with 300 million of the hideous things in the hands of a population with at least 10% stark raving mad all back by the most ignorant cabal of nitwits ever to stomp the green Earth – our NRA”

      Digitus Impudicus Georges….

      I have been a life member of the NRA since…1969, and I would suggest that none of the guns in my vast collection of “hideous things” have visited violence on anyone while in my possession.

      I would also suggest, with all respect, that you know no more of the NRA and its members than you do about fornicating.

      • mc53pa February 16, 2018 at 1:48 pm #

        You are part of the problem bozo. An important thing to point out is only about 15% of all gun owners are NRA members. And that 15% have the most extreme views on gun ownership. We can thank the NRA for lobbying for mentally ill people to own guns, for people on the terror watch list to be able to buy a gun etc. Jackasses like you who poo poo events such as in FL would change their sad, selfish tune if a loved one of theirs were gunned down like this. But I know, your a scared little man, huddling with his alternative penises worried about invading Muslims. ‘tard.

        • wolfbay February 16, 2018 at 4:06 pm #

          Bozo and Tard. Fine examples of rational American discourse.

        • elysianfield February 16, 2018 at 7:06 pm #

          “But I know, your a scared little man, huddling with his alternative penises worried about invading Muslims. ‘tard.”

          mc, Georges, et al;
          Well, you certainly have figured me out. And I would opine that you certainly are observant and eloquent , to be able to categorize millions of your neighbors and understand their weaknesses without firsthand knowledge nor experience in meeting a generous cross section of them.

          I do have to apologize, however, in my observation regarding your knowledge of fornication. I was wrong. I think you are an excellent fornicator…and you should thank those rough men on the bulwarks, all with “hideous things” at hand, that maintain a civilized society and allow the weak to indulge and become proficient at the fornication you so obviously excel at.

          No need to thank me….

    • Elrond Hubbard February 16, 2018 at 11:31 am #

      Yeah, about that…

      Gorilla Sales Skyrocket After Latest Gorilla Attack


      “SAN DIEGO—Following the events of last week, in which a crazed western lowland gorilla ruthlessly murdered 21 people in a local shopping plaza after escaping from the San Diego Zoo, sources across the country confirmed Thursday that national gorilla sales have since skyrocketed.

      “‘After seeing yet another deranged gorilla just burst into a public place and start killing people, I decided I need to make sure something like that never happens to me,’ said 34-year-old Atlanta resident Nick Keller, shortly after purchasing a 350-pound mountain gorilla from his local gorilla store. ‘It just gives me peace of mind knowing that if I’m ever in that situation, I won’t have to just watch helplessly as my torso is ripped in half and my face is chewed off. I’ll be able to use my gorilla to defend myself.’

      “‘Law enforcement and animal control can only get there so quickly,’ Keller added. ‘And you never know when you’ll need to use a gorilla to save your life.'”

      I was all set to make a flip comment about the constitution guaranteeing all Americans the right to big, hairy arms. Then JHK takes the opportunity to equate the latest gun atrocity with… what, exactly? Erasing behavioral boundaries, he says? It’s hard, for me at least, to read this as anything but a reference to changing attitudes and mores regarding sexuality, against which Kunstler has railed in the past. At the same time, I wasn’t aware that not committing mass murder of children had been softened as a boundary in the USA. This reaction on Kunstler’s part says nothing of value about American society, though it says a lot about his pet grudges over social changes he doesn’t like.

      This week’s atrocity in Florida is a consequence of the opposite of ‘softening’ boundaries. It’s about the one, extraordinarily hard boundary the gun lobby has drawn around its position: that any attempt to regulate access to tools of mass murder (like the assault weapon this lethal fucker purchased a year ago, when he was all of 18 years old, with his own money) violates their rights. So hard and impenetrable is this boundary that it smashes to smithereens all other boundaries that it comes in contact with. That includes, again, the ‘boundary’ that has murdering children on the other side. The gun lobby insists that murdering children must be tolerated, while their narcissistic paranoia must be protected at all costs.

      ‘Boundaries’ indeed. If this is the level of social comment we can expect, then bring on the long emergency and let JHK foam at the mouth to his vegetable garden.

      • Janos Skorenzy February 16, 2018 at 3:13 pm #

        You can’t stand that you have failed to disarm us. And you never will. It’s our Right.

        • Elrond Hubbard February 16, 2018 at 5:04 pm #

          Thank you, Janos, for your alacrity in demonstrating my point for me.

          Meanwhile, will you look the dead in the eye? Of the seventeen, there were:

          – seven 14-year-olds
          – seven more ranging in age from 15-18
          – three adults aged 35, 37 and 49, the latter of whom threw himself into the line of fire in defence of children’s lives.


          All this is no more than the latest instalment of the unending cost you and others impose on the world in the name of your Right-with-a-capital-R. May all of you choke on it.

          • Tate February 16, 2018 at 7:21 pm #

            The tragedy is that those 3 adults if they had guns to protect themselves and their young charges, would be alive today and heroes for stopping the young fiend before he could commit this atrocity.

            But since we do not allow this common-sense approach to protecting our most vulnerable, the carnage will continue.

          • Janos Skorenzy February 16, 2018 at 8:08 pm #

            Last time you folks got the whip hand over us, you killed tens of millions of us (in the Soviet Union after the Revolution). Never again.

          • Elrond Hubbard February 17, 2018 at 9:10 am #

            Tate: In response to your comment, I’m going to repost something that’s currently making the rounds on Twitter. If you or anyone wishes to respond, I’d appreciate it if you could demonstrate that you have read and understood this in its entirety. Thanks.

            Lightly edited by me. Again, here’s the link: https://twitter.com/markpopham/status/964157761427787777

            “Every time another one of these mass shootings happen – right when the Republicans start telling us that the answer is more guns, guns for everyone, guns for teachers, guns for students – I think about Chris Kyle. Chris Kyle was the American Sniper guy – a highly decorated Navy Seal sniper with 150 confirmed kills in the Iraq War. Whatever else is true about him, he definitely was very good at shooting guns and used to being in combat environments.

            “On February 2nd, 2013, Kyle and a friend took a 25 year old Marine veteran to a shooting range, in the hope of helping him with his PTSD. On the way Kyle realized that the guy was dangerous, and texted his friend as such; the friend replied affirmatively.

            “If this was a movie the 25 year old would have freaked out and drawn a weapon, and Kyle would have shot him or shot the gun out of his hand or held him at gunpoint. But it wasn’t a movie. What actually happened was a Navy Seal military sniper and his friend were both shot to death with Kyle’s own guns. Both of them were armed, and neither had time to even unholster their weapons.

            “Kyle knew that the man he was with was dangerous. He knew he was armed – he armed him! To the degree that anyone could be forewarned and prepared for a situation, Kyle was. And yet the other guy shot two armed and trained men dead, got in a car and drove away.

            “I can spend the rest of my life at a gun range and not have the facility with firearms that Chris Kyle did. So how the fuck is a gun going to help me, or a terrified social studies teacher, because it doesn’t look like it did shit for him. No amount of training and no gun on your belt is going to let you dodge a bullet or keep it from ripping the life out of you. Every student and teacher at that school could have been trained military personnel with access to weapons and that many people could have still died. We know that because the 2009 Fort Hood shooting – which occurred on a MILITARY BASE – killed 13.

            “Today a bunch of men are going to go to a gun store and they’re going to buy their third or 10th or 25th gun, because this scares them, and they think the gun is going to keep them safe. They’re going to be Action Movie Chris Kyle, not Actual Real Life Murdered Chris Kyle. And it’s going to keep on happening. It’s going to get worse and worse.”

            He adds later:

            “Hey! I’ve muted this thread – I didn’t expect it to get RT’d so much – but I wanted to address one thing. A lot of people think that I am disrespecting Kyle by talking about his murder. But there’s nothing shameful about being a murder victim, especially one who is killed while trying to help another person! I honestly can’t think of anything more honorable. I never meant to imply that Chris Kyle had somehow failed, in any way, to protect himself, but that the assumption that we must all be constantly prepared to fend off gunfire is impossible even for the best prepared of us.”

          • Tate February 18, 2018 at 2:23 am #

            Elrond Hubbard:

            Okay it’s late here and I just read your comment in response to mine. So I will be brief.

            I will amend my comment to say that’s it’s likely — not certain — that the death toll would have been curtailed if one or more of those adults (or other adults present) had been armed. That’s if this incident had ever happened in the first place, an armed presence alone often acting as an effective deterrent.

            There have been examples where similar situations resulted in a shooter being stopped. Right off the top of my head was the woman who was carrying who stopped a spree shooter at a church in Colorado Springs a few years back. And that was not a freak occurrence. People do defend themselves and their loved ones against armed aggressors on a regular basis.

            I hope the reason Chris Kyle died wasn’t that he had become overconfident as to his own abilities. He was trained as a sniper. Was he also an expert in close-quarter combat? But the idea that anyone, Chris Kyle included, is invincible, is sadly misplaced. We see that cops get shot all the time despite being trained and experienced in close encounters with dangerous individuals.

            Regardless, I offered a concrete proposal to address this issue. My proposal would essentially eliminate all Gun-Free Zones, which I consider to be Free-Fire Zones for psychopathic murderers.

            Now, respectfully, could you please give me one or more concrete steps you would take to reduce this kind of gun violence? Bearing in mind we don’t live in a perfect world but a very fraught one, charged with malice and full of boundary disputes.

          • Elrond Hubbard February 18, 2018 at 10:55 am #

            Thank you, Tate. I appreciate your civil response in what is, indeed, a very fraught issue.

            I also appreciate your request that I lay out concrete steps, but frankly, I feel that any such steps that I offer would be no more than steps down the road we are all familiar with. Instead, I will offer an observation. Your proposal, to eliminate gun-free zones, strikes me as a proposal to repeal the concept of society altogether. If ‘society’ doesn’t mean, at the very least, that a zone exists where I can set aside the apprehension that I may be subject to violence at any moment, a place where I can breathe free, then it means nothing. What you’re proposing, in my conception at least, is to declare the law of the jungle and the law of the land to be one and the same. I could not possibly endorse such an idea, and in fact would (and will) fight strenuously against it.

            It is a fact that violence, or the potential for violence, is omnipresent and in some final sense inescapable for human beings. We are animals with the power of speech, and civilization cannot undo our animal heritage. What civilization is, in my view, is a solution (a partial solution) to the problem of violence: a means by which we expand the floor of the cage that contains us, and create a space where cooperation based on something better is at least possible. All the benefits we enjoy flow from a commitment to secure, protect and defend, not only lives in detail, but this space in general.

            Your proposal, in other words, sounds to me like a proposal for an arms race: a cycle of omnipresent, constantly-escalating threat, for which the only solution is more of itself. What I propose instead, rather, is a change of consciousness. The USA needs to find a better way to live.

          • Exscotticus February 19, 2018 at 1:58 pm #

            40,000 people die in auto-related incidents each year. Not 17. And these deaths include men, women, children, and every other category you wish to pander to. If the news were to cover it all, and cover it as sensationally as they do mass shootings, then people like you would no doubt be demanding an end to freedom of travel.

            Meanwhile, incredibly, amazingly, you STILL cling to the fiction that “gun-free zones” work, even against all evidence to the contrary. What I don’t understand is why you don’t advocate that the entire universe be a “conflict-free zone”. Surely that would be even better—and just as effective.

            Europe has exactly the kind of gun laws you appear to advocate, and they still have mass shootings. So then you’re forced to argue that any reduction is better than none. But if you’re willing to sacrifice freedom for safety, then why not adopt Saudi Arabia’s regime? That country has virtually no homicides. After all, if we can save even a single person’s life, the restriction to freedom is worth it, yes?

            And why stop at gun? Knives and other bladed weapons of terror are a huge concern for the U.K. and China. Amazingly, when criminals and evil-doers can’t get access to firearms, they use other means. Mind blowing! Who would have imagined that everything from pillows to autos can be used as weapons of terror! Here’s an example of your brand of liberalism in action in the U.K. The thugs go free; the victim gets charged. Great system.

            PLEASE, Elron Hubby, don’t stop! Tell us more about these great liberal ideas that will save us from ourselves…

      • chuckyzfr1 February 19, 2018 at 7:47 am #

        Gun ownership has not gotten less restrictive over the past 80+ years, only more restrictive. Prior to the 1934 NFA, anyone (including convicted felons) could buy belt-fed machine guns, and anything else they wanted and could afford (prices were low too). Despite what the media would have you believe, a WWII German STG44 (an acronym in German which translates literally as “assault rifle”) would be more dangerous than any modern civilian AR15 out there, and vets brought them back to the US after the war – some little old lady just turned one in to the CT authorities after finding it in her attic. And prior to 1968, anyone with a money order for $19.95 could get a surplus M1 carbine complete with high capacity magazine AND surplus fmj ammo shipped directly to their door, courtesy of the US Govt & USPS, and yet there were almost no mass shooting events to speak of (TX A&M aside.) When JHK speaks of “the anomie of suburban life” there is a lot of grist in that mill…

        If you could somehow wave a magic wand and not only ban all semiauto rifles with detachable mags, but ALSO make the scores of millions of them in private hands disappear, I think it would definitely reduce these mass shooting events. At least until someone figures out that with a 12 gauge semi auto shotgun with a tubular magazine, one never needs to stop to reload, so long as they don’t run the gun dry. Oh and let’s not forget the untold millions of semiauto pistols out there too. Maybe we should surrender all of our guns, you know, do it for the children. I’m sure the Government and Police forces would never do anything untoward with a completely disarmed populace.

    • Squeeky Fromm Girl Reporter February 16, 2018 at 1:01 pm #

      Uh, if 10% of the country is crazy, or criminal, then why should the 90% who aren’t, give up their guns? Dontcha think we need them to protect us from the zanies???

      Squeeky Fromm
      Girl Reporter

      • mc53pa February 16, 2018 at 1:49 pm #

        Give us some data on how many of you gun nuts are “saved” from the “zanies”. Go on, lets hear it.

        • Janos Skorenzy February 16, 2018 at 3:11 pm #

          Citizens protect themselves with guns everyday. The media just don’t cover it. Yet you want to disarm citizens and leave them defenseless against armed criminals. Remember, when danger is seconds away, the police are minutes away, sometimes many minutes. It IS terrifying: your self defense is up to you first and foremost. And if you do become a victim, think the police will take the blame or can be sued? It’s been tried – it goes nowhere. Protecting you isn’t the police’s job. Keeping public order is. In other words, catching criminals AFTER a crime has been committed so that they can be punished. See the difference?

    • Janos Skorenzy February 16, 2018 at 3:05 pm #

      Guns have always been central to American identity. We wouldn’t have conquered the Indians without them. Yet these kind of attacks against school only started fairly recently. In other words, guns per se aren’t to blame. And by taking the short sighted view, you do the Elite’s work for them as they desperate to disarm the American People so they can savage them completely.

      • hineshammer February 16, 2018 at 6:06 pm #

        We conquered the Indians? Last time I checked they had the largest democracy in the world.

        • Janos Skorenzy February 16, 2018 at 9:44 pm #

          Yes, currently ruled by National Socialists. If people Whites found when they came here were the Aboriginals or Indigenous. On no account are they to be called Native Americans as there was no America to be native of. Whites are the Native Americans.

      • Elrond Hubbard February 17, 2018 at 9:14 am #

        You wouldn’t have conquered the Indians without guns, really? ‘Cause we did.

        Huh. Y’all must be a bunch of pussies.

        • Janos Skorenzy February 17, 2018 at 8:49 pm #

          How’s that? I’ve heard there is a lot of resentment against Canada by the Iroquois nation. If they voted for all of you to leave, would you go?

    • chuckyzfr1 February 19, 2018 at 7:27 am #

      It’s flawed logic to claim that these mass shootings are the result of Americans’ ownership of guns; as a society we’ve been able to own these and far more lethal weapons in the past, yet these mass shooting events are a phenomenon of the last 25-30 years. Gun ownership hasn’t become less restrictive, and guns have not become more lethal, in spite of the pablum the media feeds you.

  2. KK February 16, 2018 at 10:06 am #

    I am reminded of your TED Talk where you cite the Hannibal Lecter Elementary School in Nevada. Not a place worth caring about.

    “Let’s face it, the United States is doing a stellar job of destroying itself with bad ideas, foolish ideologies, and pervasive self-deceit. ”

    Gotta get some more popcorn – and soon.


  3. shotho February 16, 2018 at 10:09 am #

    The anomie in American social life is palpable. In what social institutions can one reasonably have faith. I can’t think of one.

  4. FincaInTheMountains February 16, 2018 at 10:10 am #

    I believe that last week the world came 10 times closer to a nuclear war than in 1962, but the only subject matter discussed on Sunday by FOX5, Stephanopoulos, Meet the Press and Face the Nation was black eye of Rob Potter’s wife.

    I am afraid that Rob Potter’s wives were hired by those who want us all dead to disorganize the White House at critical moment of history, and they did a great disservice to women’s rights by agreeing to do that.

    Actually I have no respect for them whatsoever.

    • elysianfield February 16, 2018 at 11:10 am #

      Kormraden Finc,
      On the BBC site, this AM, it was reported that the Uber bastard and vile scum Mitt Romney is again suggesting a run for President in the 2020 election…May the Gods of Old Russia save us.

      If it be a fact that Russia has ANY ability to thwart this cancer from affecting our body politic, would you please so advise? Could you, in your semi-professional capacity start a Facebook page, or something? #tellthatsonofabitchRomneytoeatshitanddie

      • FincaInTheMountains February 16, 2018 at 1:47 pm #

        I remember how during 2012 Presidential elections, Obama’s rival, Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, said that he, in the best traditions of the Iron Heel, considers poor, but hard working America, which suffered from the crisis and expressed its protest by the “occupy Wall Street” movement, parasitic.

        In addition, he openly called Russia the America’s enemy number 1, in part because it prevents Romney and his friends from dealing with all sorts of Assads and Syrias.

        Obama kicked Bill Clinton out of his election campaign, after Bill came to campaign for Obama, but in fact began to campaign for Romney.

        I guess we could safely say that Romney is a senior Mormonic Flying Monkey in the Republican establishment.

      • Janos Skorenzy February 16, 2018 at 3:15 pm #

        I heard he’s planning a run for the Senate not President.

  5. janet February 16, 2018 at 10:17 am #

    “…the Times presented no evidence whatsoever that this alleged “meddling” is taking place.”

    Mueller has the evidence and it criminally implicates Trump. That is why there are already indictments. That is why Trump’s people (Papadopoulus, Flynn, Gates, etc.) are flipping and providing evidence to Mueller. That is why there are already guilty pleas from key Trump players. Be patient. The evidence will become public, even if the NYT has to publish it, a la The Pentagon Papers.

    You want evidence? https://www.justice.gov/file/1007271/download

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    • zekesdad February 16, 2018 at 10:43 am #

      Guano! Mueller has no evidence, but is just dragging it out until the November mid-terms to damage Trump. Check out the email from top FBI official Peter Strzok to his lover, FBI lawyer Lisa Page. Regarding the collusion investigation he wrote, “..there’s no there there”. Please tell us why the DNC and Hillary Clinton thought it necessary to hire Fusion GPS through a third party to concoct a “dossier” of lies that became the basis of a FISA warrant to spy on the Trump campaign.

      • Cavepainter February 16, 2018 at 11:01 am #

        Here it comes, I can hear the frantic stirring in the composing chamber that is “Janet”, get ready for the boom of her rhetorical counter punch rehash from the Leftist trove.

      • hmuller February 16, 2018 at 11:04 am #

        Thank you zekesdad.
        Janet is a cultural Marxist devoted to Saul Alinski and all the tricks of deception and disinformation. She proudly stands atop the 10’s of millions of bodies murdered by her fellow Marxists to create their Utopia and spouts her lies. Janet belongs in a very small cage in GITMO.

      • janet February 16, 2018 at 11:12 am #

        The investigation into Trump was initially funded by The Washington Free Beacon, an American conservative political journalism web site, before Steele was involved, and was later funded by Democrats.

        According to Fusion GPS’s co-owners, Glenn R. Simpson and Peter Fritsch, they did not tell Steele who their clients were and “gave him no specific marching orders beyond this basic question: ‘Why did Mr. Trump repeatedly seek to do deals in a notoriously corrupt police state that most serious investors shun?'” In total, Perkins Coie paid Fusion GPS $1.02 million in fees and expenses, $168,000 of which was paid to Orbis and used by them to produce the dossier. Simpson has stated that Steele did not pay any of his sources.

        Steele delivered his reports as a series of two- or three-page memos, starting in June 2016 and continuing through December. He continued his investigation even after the Democratic client stopped paying for it following Trump’s election. After the election, Fusion GPS co-owner Simpson “reportedly spent his own money to continue the investigation”.

        According to Steele, he soon found “troubling information indicating connections between Trump and the Russian government. He said that, according to his sources, “there was an established exchange of information between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin of mutual benefit.” Luke Harding states that “Steele was shocked by the extent of collusion his sources were reporting.” Steele told friends: “For anyone who reads it, this is a life-changing experience.” He felt that what he had unearthed “was something of huge significance, way above party politics”. Howard Blum described Steele’s rationale for becoming a whistleblower: “The greater good trumps all other concerns.”

        Does it matter who paid GPS Fusion if the information in the Steele dossier about Trump’s corruption checks out and has been corroborated by other sources?

    • Elrond Hubbard February 16, 2018 at 12:27 pm #

      Spare me, Janet. Caitlin Johnstone had the right take on the issue last week when she pointed out that of all people, the guy who played Meathead on All in the Family is now propagandizing in favour of the CIA and trying to revive the Cold War.

      Modern “Liberals” Are 1950s Authoritarians


      “In the hit 1970s sitcom All in the Family, Rob Reiner played Michael Stivic, whose progressive countercultural 1960s sensibilities made him a perfect foil for his bigoted, conservative father-in-law Archie Bunker’s struggles to adapt to a rapidly changing world.

      “Now a celebrated advocate of the Democratic party, Reiner’s great artistic achievement in 2017 was collaborating with neoconservatives and intelligence community insiders to produce a jarring propaganda video featuring Morgan Freeman warning that ‘we are at war’ with Russia. So far his masterpiece of 2018 is a tweet declaring that if you ‘libel’ Russophobic eugenicist James Clapper and CIA torture facilitator-turned-MSNBC pundit John Brennan you are libeling America.

      “We never set out to become our parents. A counterculture never sets out to become the thing it rebelled against. An actor never sets out to become a twisted mockery of the character he once played. But it happens.”

      The Democratic Party of old is dead. In part that’s a good thing, since they fobbed off their old white-supremacist portfolio onto their rivals decades back. But otherwise they have simply become the moderate conservatives the Republicans once were, with not a care for the vast majority who work for their daily bread. Anyone who defends what the Democrats have become needs to dry up and blow away. This means you, Janet.

      • Janos Skorenzy February 16, 2018 at 3:19 pm #

        Well said. You folks are the Power Structure now. As for the green tip of the spear, that just represents where the Elite want to take us: Communism for us and Capitalism for them. Capitalism was always the senior partner as they funded the whole revolutionary project all over the world. Why else would Mandela switch to Socialism from Communism on the eve of the takeover? If he hadn’t, he would have grown a third eye the next day.

  6. PeteAtomic February 16, 2018 at 10:19 am #

    ” If I was running the Russian intel services, I’d just pay to send a few Nebraska county commissioners to Disneyland — that would keep our seventeen US intel agencies busy until kingdom come trying to figure out the angle. And it would cheaper than spending a hundred grand to fuck with Facebook.”

    yeah, for sure.

    I think you are totally correct that our country is too busy destroying itself for the Russians to need to do much of anything. In the past, a foreign power would need to insert agents under false pretenses & cultivate contacts. Now, all a spy agency needs to do is come up with a fake social media blogger or poster to start social media movements that get more followers than BLM itself. Talk about getting something for nothing.

    • K-Dog February 16, 2018 at 10:48 am #

      No your imagination runs away. They are not about starting social movements using fake people on the net. They are about using fake people on the net to prevent you from starting any social movement that gets more followers than BLM. One way to do that is to pepper particular blogs with fake people who say black this, black that. Black here black there. Black here there and everywhere. BLM this BLM that. Black black black and more black. Make a blog that people might tend to go which represents any non-approved political point of view so unpalatable they won’t come back. Non-approved would be anything other than the sanctioned Democrat or Republican teams.

      Pay your taxes and shut up. That is your role and do not presume you have any more value to our spy agencies than that. They know better than you and they hire for arrogance.

      • K-Dog February 16, 2018 at 11:05 am #

        And if the need arises, should you discover and threaten their existence and anonymity, you will experience obedience training. You will also experience, and perhaps even be somewhat impressed at the clever ways they have prevented any mention of their activities from ever appearing on mainstream news.

        “The New York Times jumped several blue whales (all the ones left on earth), a cruise ship, a subtropical archipelago, a giant vortex of plastic bottles, and the Sport’s Illustrated swimsuit shoot.”

        That is not even the tip of an iceberg. Edward Bernays would be proud. We now have a fully managed society. Bernay’s vision of a paradise where only the elite rule and play is here, if only for a while. A society where behavior is carefully managed at the same time people are deluded into thinking that they are free.

      • K-Dog February 16, 2018 at 11:10 am #

        Make a blog that people might tend to go towhich represents any non-approved political point of view so unpalatable they won’t come back.

      • ozone February 16, 2018 at 11:59 am #

        The burning question is: Why don’t people want to hear this? Or: Why do people make damn sure they don’t hear this?

        If this question was answered honestly by the cognitive dissonance sufferers, much would suddenly become clear[er].

      • PeteAtomic February 16, 2018 at 2:04 pm #

        yeah good points

      • Janos Skorenzy February 16, 2018 at 3:23 pm #

        Fake people? That’s the way most Black people think. They are obsessed with race. And since Leftists are Minorities are obsessed with getting rid of Whites, Whites have to be obsessed with their own Race too. You’re taking the ethos of 1950’s America where we were dominant and trying to apply it to an arena of intense ethnic competition – where it obviously doesn’t apply. Not worrying about Race was a luxury that has been taken away from us along with everything else.

  7. JustSaying February 16, 2018 at 10:32 am #

    “The country has a gigantic boundary problem”.

    No kidding! The “collective psychosis” is exacerbated by social media because of unrestrained narcissism. We have become a society of overgrown babies with a constant temper tantrum.

  8. JohnAZ February 16, 2018 at 10:39 am #

    The advent of the New Left during the past thirty years is what has sent its tendrils into every aspect of our lives. Party balance is what is supposed to keep the nation twisting down a middle of the road pathway. Hence, I blame the two GOP administrations for not righting the ship. The Left had even believed that we were a one party system in 2016. Hence the apparent lassitude about campaigning by Hillary. Only when Trump was nominated did the Dimms understand that they might have a fight on their hands, and instead of working harder to campaign, they started the Intel service assault campaign on Trump, greatly assisted by MSM. This continues today! It has taken the entire Deep State in DC to try to bring down “the Outsider”. And it has not worked. Slowly but surely, the atmosphere of Washington is turning towards sanity. The goals of the Left will lead the US straight into obsolescence, trying to buy votes with handouts spins us ever closer to the drain. Everything the Left has on its agenda moves us toward government control of our lives. How Hamiltonian! The people are not smart enough to make society’s decisions so the elite must do their thinking for them. This is so anti-American that the only way the Left can pull it off is to spend 100% of their time harping on Trump. Trump is pulling off the greatest con job in history, he is using up all the energy and money of the Left going after him, and not creating an alternative program. Crying wolf after Trump will only go so far. Just imagine D.C. Without the Mueller idiocy going on which should happen this year. And imagine D.C. without the con artists in the Intel and judiciary agencies to push all judicial decisions to the Left. Maybe we will see America again as the bastion of individual responsibility and opportunity instead of a third world socialist state.

    • zekesdad February 16, 2018 at 10:47 am #

      Good post.

      • draupnir February 16, 2018 at 11:46 am #

        It is a good post; however, I think it optimistic. If I’ve learned anything about human nature I know that those with power do not give it up without a fight to the death. Wresting control of the government away from the unelected rule of the shadowy, Hydra-headed alphabet agencies, the military industrial complex, and the cabal of monied interests is Herculean, and perhaps not even possible. I find Donald Trump an unlikely Hercules, though he seems to be having some effect, as evidenced by the increasingly strident noises of their mouthpiece MSM. Apparently, he’s the only thing they hate more than each other and themselves. Perhaps they only find him uncontrollable. After all, politicians come and go, but like Queen Victoria, they remain.

    • ozone February 16, 2018 at 12:02 pm #

      Glad to see you’ve bought the story. Good job!

      • DrTomSchmidt February 16, 2018 at 1:31 pm #

        Is the story fake?

    • Ol' Scratch February 16, 2018 at 9:53 pm #

      third world socialist state?

      Yeah, right. Corporate socialist maybe. And I believe the more accurate term for that is… fascist. But make no mistake about it, it’s the (irony quotes ahead) “liberal Dems” who are leading the charge. All the rest is kabuki theater for rubes. Apparently you’re…

  9. Ol' Scratch February 16, 2018 at 10:40 am #

    Agitprop. That’s the word for it alright. Perhaps we should all follow that infamous 60’s admonition from Ol’ Dr Leary: “Tune in, turn on, and drop out.” That seems to be the only effective resistance remaining.

    At this point, full scale nuclear war would be the “easy” way out. We won’t be that lucky.

    And school shooters? That meme is so terribly played out now that society’s more embarrassed by the fact that anyone would still sink to such a horribly clichéd way of acting out than we are by any of the carnage they cause. Body bags we’re used to – the more the better! Social ineptitude? Now that’s just downright pathetic!

    • K-Dog February 16, 2018 at 11:42 am #

      Some young men are going to grow up with the idea that the JOKER in batman movies is the good guy. It is going to happen and some of these young men are then going to go on and shoot up schools.

      In the absence of any strong narrative which would tend to keep the lowest common social denominator in line, these things happen:

      ‘It is especially dangerous where adolescent boys are concerned. …………………………..That’s why these things happen. Until we change these conditions, expect ever more of it.

      Watch 10000 murders on TV before you graduate High School and if you don’t graduate you certainly have watched 12000. No strong narrative tells young men to get a job, grow up and take care of business. No strong narratives lead to adulthood, independence and pride. Very important social mores have been kicked to the curb and now there is hell to pay as all the collected images of mayhem fire the neural networks of the dim with a shower of violent impulses every time our collapsing world gives them a bit of stress.

      • Ol' Scratch February 16, 2018 at 12:10 pm #

        This one shows all the signs of a “terror tourism” event. The perp had already planned his escape route (simply lay the guns down and walk out with the almost-victims – genius!) and executed it perfectly, even though many/most of the kids interviewed said they always knew he would be the one to pull off something like this. Then he simply walks a few blocks away, sits down, and waits to be arrested. Ho-hum, another day in the life. The lack of genuine outrage over this and many other recent events is revealing. Klebold and Harris did it first, they did it better and with genuine panache, and they had the stones to go down in the act. Like so many things in American life these days, these copycat events are all pale facsimiles of the one true original. Next!

        • DrTomSchmidt February 16, 2018 at 1:32 pm #

          Man that’s depressing, and accurate.

        • Janos Skorenzy February 16, 2018 at 3:28 pm #

          No, he was a few miles away. He may have wanted to remain free and just wasn’t very smart about it.

          • Ol' Scratch February 16, 2018 at 5:28 pm #

            Brings up the age old question: is a “terror event” really worth the effort if no one gets caught or claims credit for it? Even Ted Kaczynski had to claim credit for his works by penning his manifesto and making it public. He might very well have never got caught otherwise. I guess the only point in these shootings is simply the small amount of fleeting notoriety these guys gain. Either that or they’re simply bored to death and suffer no compunction about shooting people for the helluva it.

            Funny, and somebody please correct me if I’m wrong here, but I don’t remember a single female shooter acting alone or in concert with anyone else in all of these shootings. Wonder why that is? Certainly there must be some bad-assed femmes with an axe to grind out there too? You’d think that one of them would have wanted to claim the mantle of first by now.

          • Janos Skorenzy February 16, 2018 at 8:11 pm #

            Men and Women are very different. You seem to subscribe to the Gloria Steinem pov that we’re the same, just with different plumbing and reproductive roles. But they don’t leave any imprint on the rest of our personality, supposedly.

          • Ol' Scratch February 16, 2018 at 9:46 pm #

            Men and Women are very different.

            Well then, says the spider to the fly, what does that say about men then?

            By the way, I don’t subscribe to any of that femme bullshit, implied or otherwise.

            The question remains. Seems you’ve set yourself up for an extended (and possibly deserved) diatribe by our much beloved janet-bot.

  10. newworld February 16, 2018 at 10:45 am #

    Information from the political Left is not meant to convince you it is meant to break you. Second the NRA has clout but it is way over shadowed by the clout of Pharma which is never mentioned in these incidents.

    Germane to today’s piece by the blog author is the fact that the Right is starting to tune the Left out, this means the old game of Left makes charge Right spends its time responding like a bad school boy in the principal’s office.

    You on the Left only have so many disciplined sane sounding voices such as Janet beyond that you are a mob of pill popping lunatics such as that Anthro prof from Charlottesville who runs about the streets with his very own AR-15. So yeah tune out will be a huge problem going forward.

    Tomorrow’s narrative will be all “Black Panther” this and that.

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    • Janos Skorenzy February 16, 2018 at 3:34 pm #

      Yes, the Folk are awakening. One Dyke liked to mix her restaurant business with social activism. She placed a sign against White Supremacy outside and was amazed at the blowback she got by customers who vowed to boycott. She assumed that people who cool enough not to hate Lesbians must also have signed on with the Suicide Pact. She was wrong and is going to pay.

  11. ozone February 16, 2018 at 10:46 am #

    We should not forget what one of the top tier evil-motherfuckers-in-charge, William Casey told that delusional shithead, Reagan in the first cabinet meeting:

    “We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false.”

    • newworld February 16, 2018 at 10:56 am #

      I would love to have seen the despair on your face when Reagan uttered the phrases “Evil Empire” and “Tear down this wall Mr. Gorbachev.”

      How sad were you may I ask?

      • ozone February 16, 2018 at 12:32 pm #

        Sorry, as with some other posters, I do not now, nor will I ever, feel that I’m required to answer to you. Twist *that* to mean something righty-lefty if you will. (And of course, you will, but I don’t care.)

        • Janos Skorenzy February 16, 2018 at 3:37 pm #

          Ozone only talks to people who agree with him. But he’s not part of the problem. No that’s the fault of everyone else except those few who agree with him.

          See the problem?

        • ozone February 16, 2018 at 4:48 pm #

          “We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false.”

          Casey’s fantasy has also come to realization on this very comment space. Good job! Here’s your m&m!

    • SpeedyBB February 16, 2018 at 7:53 pm #

      And William Casey received his own payback, from the same dark legions, in the end.

      Read the story.

  12. volodya February 16, 2018 at 10:47 am #

    Yeah, agitprop isn’t news. Originally the term applied to communist propaganda but it works here in the sense of “agitation and propaganda”. “Trump has to go” says everybody who purports to wear the mantle of intellectual and moral superiority and the agitation and propaganda is deployed to that end.

    So what Mueller and his crew and previously Comey and his gang are/were all about isn’t/wasn’t in the slightest the administration of justice but rather its obstruction. Facts don’t and didn’t matter. The objective was and is the ouster of Trump and, failing that, the non-stop legal harassment of people in the administration to bring THEM down. And, failing that, the obstruction via the court system of the administration’s agenda.

    The obstruction of justice characterization also applied to Eric Holder and his fellas. The mal-administration accomplishes what JHK talks about as the erasure of behavioral boundaries especially with respect to what we laughingly call the “meritocratic elite”.

    There were some high profile convictions and incarcerations in the early 2000s ie the boys at Enron and WorldCom, and the enactment of Sarbanes-Oxley. And since then? It’s been carte blanche for the biggest business and financial institutions. “Too big to jail” said Eric Holder, especially the Clintons and their hangers-on.

  13. JohnAZ February 16, 2018 at 10:56 am #

    The kids of today “look forward” to a world where their lives are run by that idiot phone in their hands. They make all of their decisions, their free will in accordance with the latest propaganda presented on their phones. No wonder they have little hope for the future. What perfect little Comrades for the Future Leftist Nirvana. No hope, the prime cause of young depression and anger. What an elitist model, take 10 or so elitest jerks, on the keyboards of the WWW and the youth are programmed. The entire education system has been set up, with John Dewey leadership, to dumb down and liberalize the vast body of youth. Wait until they face the real world! The Dimms are already anticipating the move to the Right that the Millennials will take when they assume the responsibility of life. Ever wonder why they are so desperate about bringing in new blood from south of the border, unlimited amounts of new blood!

    • K-Dog February 16, 2018 at 11:22 am #

      The kids of today “look forward” to a world where their lives are run by that idiot phone in their hands.

      Looking forward to it or not, that world is already here. Video annihilates critical evaluation and video’s content merely soaks deep into brain folds as true facts. That world began as soon as phones had big enough screens to captivate and invisibly coerce. It was written about years before it happen by such authors as Bradbury. His fears, and the inevitable consequences, turned out to be correct.

      I feel your pain.

      • Janos Skorenzy February 16, 2018 at 3:41 pm #

        Wait until there is a direct brain hook up. Then the illusion will be complete. Cyber reality will eclipse real reality. Or perhaps the “wireheads” will come into being – direct current stimulating the pleasure centers of the brain. No more work since there are no jobs anyway. The robot is the ultimate scab. The Mexicans are just their human forerunners.

      • messianicdruid February 17, 2018 at 9:53 am #

        Psychohistorical Crisis is a sequel to Asimov’s Foundation Trilogy [ by another author ] about a person losing his “fam” [ an electronic plug-in for enhancing the brain and interaction with society ] and his resulting actions.


    • thwack February 16, 2018 at 11:26 am #

      The Dimms are already anticipating the move to the Right that the Millennials will take when they assume the responsibility of life.


      Please don’t make me laugh.

      You can’t get these Millennials to do ANYTHING that doesn’t involve a screen or a mouse… or even getting off the fucking sofa.

      They’ve never taken a punch

      never played contact sports

      never worked on an old car

      never cleaned, cooked and eaten a catfish they caught…

      Millennials are a fucking joke.

      • Lawfish February 16, 2018 at 11:44 am #

        Not all millenials are like that. I have a 20 year-old daughter and 18 year-old son. Daughter helped me change the timing belt on her 2004 Tundra when the time came and replaced the radiator by herself. Both kids swam at the varsity level for 7 years. Agreed no contact sports, as neither wanted to be injured for life for a stupid game.

        Both kids are avid fishermen and can and do clean and cook their catch. Both are proficient in the use of guns.

        So not all millenials, just most of them.

        • thwack February 16, 2018 at 12:34 pm #

          what color are your kids?

          Not that it matters or anything…

          • Q. Shtik February 16, 2018 at 2:25 pm #

            what color are your kids?


            How many girls do you know driving a Tundra pickup? The question you should be asking is ‘does the daughter have very short hair and no makeup?’ Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

          • snarkmatic9000 February 16, 2018 at 3:22 pm #

            You, like most posters here, fall into the trap of over-generalizing instead of nuanced analysis. 90% of the lame-brained comments, like these to this blog are strictly based on emotion, desperate desire, and pre-selected belief. Anyone who regularly works with today’s graduate students would see such ridiculously uninformed statements as ludicrous.

          • Janos Skorenzy February 16, 2018 at 3:42 pm #

            Yeah, what he said. Dude, you suck.

          • Lawfish February 16, 2018 at 3:58 pm #

            My kids are white like me and my wife.

            My daughter is not a Lesbian either. She’s dating a very nice young man who is very good with guns. I’m from the south where a girl driving a pickup truck is normal. She allowed her younger brother to inherit it and she got a 4Runner for college. Now the brother has big tires and rims on it, and installed a lift kit with his buddies’ help.

            They tend to put a little too much nose time in the phones, but they’re not snowflakes. They have real life skills.

          • ozone February 16, 2018 at 4:53 pm #

            what color was thwack before he became vladdie’s foil?
            Not that it will make Pinocchio any more of a real boy.

          • thwack February 16, 2018 at 5:56 pm #

            Blozone is always coughing up shit.

            Good thing he has a P.H.D to wipe his mouth.

          • GreenAlba February 19, 2018 at 7:24 am #

            “I’m from the south where a girl driving a pickup truck is normal. She allowed her younger brother to inherit it and she got a 4Runner for college.”

            I taught my kids a more important life lesson – that you don’t get a car until you’ve saved enough money to buy one. I learned to drive when I was 17 but borrowing the family car was as far as it went till I had real money.

            I didn’t know what a 4Runner was so I looked it up – my god, that’s a college runaround? Over here they call them ‘Chelsea tractors’ when people use them in urban areas.

            My kids used the bus. They’re in their 30s now and still use the bus. Or walk. Or run.

            “She’s dating a very nice young man who is very good with guns.”

            Now there’s a sentence you’d only hear in America! Or maybe Afghanistan or Yemen…

      • DrTomSchmidt February 16, 2018 at 1:38 pm #

        Agree with lawfish. When asked or challenged, the Millennials I’ve worked with have risen to the challenge. Raise them with helicopter parents wiping their asses all the time and, yeah: the couch and the phone is what they do.

        I’ve seen enough adult responsibility and leadership from them to know the can, and I think will, get with the program.

        • thwack February 16, 2018 at 2:29 pm #

          the Millennials I’ve worked with


          do you push paper and ass cover…?

          or do you do real work?

          • DrTomSchmidt February 16, 2018 at 10:41 pm #

            Engineering real enough? There’s a lot of paper of course.

            I’m preternaturally allergic to ass covering. Not Irish, but I do agree with “Irish Alzheimer’s” where you forget everything but your enemies.

            Don’t let the whiners and SJWs blind you to what they can do when they get with the program.

  14. akmofo February 16, 2018 at 10:58 am #

    The DNC DOJ CIA DOS FBI NSA CNN etc and Florida shooting are all connected.


    This monotonous criminal stupidity is too stupid to be stupid. The FBI should to be dissolved and the constant and deliberate criminal incompetence of its agents brought under legal scrutiny. Same goes for the other alphabet soup gov mafia agencies.

  15. JohnAZ February 16, 2018 at 11:06 am #

    Dissolve the FBI for Political leanings, but more for incompetence. Look at their stupidity in Las Vegas and now we hear that Nickolas Cruz was ID’ed to them and as usual nothing happened. When a foorball teams loses consistently, who goes first? The Coach! Fire the entire management of this totally corrupted agency, and add on the CIA. Look at the current thinking on D.C. The champions of the Intel community is who? The Dimms!

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  16. zekesdad February 16, 2018 at 11:08 am #

    Boundary problems, the ennui of living in suburbia, crappy high schools? The problem is much more fundamental than that. It’s that so many people in our country (and the world) are spiritually destitute. To paraphrase Dostoevsky, people without God have permission to do anything. Boundary problems are merely a symptom.

    • Ol' Scratch February 16, 2018 at 12:16 pm #

      That’s true. Unfortunately, belief in ancient hero/saviour cults has long been waning for a reason. They don’t reflect reality, no matter how desperate and stupid the believer. They are still an excellent means of social control, however.

      • FincaInTheMountains February 16, 2018 at 1:17 pm #

        Look who’s talking…

        • Ol' Scratch February 16, 2018 at 2:14 pm #

          Did I pluck your strings, Finca?

    • Janos Skorenzy February 16, 2018 at 4:27 pm #

      Diversity is fundamental as well, but connected with what you say. People who have no God try to act as if they were God – brazenly defying His natural law. Thus the Tower Babel. Thus pushing all kinds of alien people together and demanding that they get along – or else Whites will pay. They love the idea of punishing their own people first and foremost. They actually think it proves their virtue!

      • messianicdruid February 17, 2018 at 10:02 am #

        “They love the idea of punishing their own people first and foremost. They actually think it proves their virtue!“

        The definition of “desperate and stupid”.

  17. JohnAZ February 16, 2018 at 11:14 am #

    Yeah, and to think that the Dimms sell themselves as the protectors of our well being. What a gigantic load of crap. The Left has currently one thing in mind, the aggrandizement of Hillary Clinton (God only knows why) and the consequent attempted crucixion of Donald Trump. Sorry Dimms it won’t work.

  18. patrickd February 16, 2018 at 11:15 am #

    It’s good that you didn’t talk about the Parkland shooting. From what I’ve seen, the bright red fake blood, the lack of bodies and crime scene photos (aka evidence of victims), and the staged photos of students, this is another staged event ala Boston Marathon, with crisis actors and SWAT doing their theatrics. A good show, but all fiction. Why? To take the guns away? To help establish deep state control a bit more? Keep the public befuddled? All of the above. The end of this polity will be a good thing. For sure, they type of “government” (more of a mafia, really) needs to go. It takes dedicated citizens to create an actual government, citizens who can think, etc, so that’s not gonna happen. It will be chaos and every man for himself. Those with gardens and good neighbors will do better. My two cents.

  19. janet February 16, 2018 at 11:22 am #

    “To paraphrase Dostoevsky, people without God have permission to do anything.”

    The people with God have over a million people who are armed and drop bombs on countries whenever they like. The US has carried out 32 distinct and separate bombing campaigns on 24 different countries between 1945 and 1999. I don’t think a belief, or non-belief, in God is relevant.


  20. elysianfield February 16, 2018 at 11:24 am #

    Great article by Fred this week;


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    • thwack February 16, 2018 at 11:38 am #

      Did his mexican wife sign off on it?

      • thwack February 16, 2018 at 12:38 pm #

        Fred Reed is a crusty old white man who lays up in that taco gap every night; then in the morning, taps out long screeds about the evils of diversity and multiculturalism…

        This is why we lose.

        • Janos Skorenzy February 16, 2018 at 4:29 pm #

          That is his chief hypocrisy, but that doesn’t negate the truth of much of what he says.

          • thwack February 16, 2018 at 5:52 pm #

            Do as I say, not as I do.

            Please run around with that and see how far it gets you.

        • elysianfield February 16, 2018 at 7:21 pm #

          I occasionally send him money….

  21. Zoltar February 16, 2018 at 11:34 am #

    If the Times thought the Democratic Party could sweep the 2018 elections it would not be preemptively undermining their legitimacy.

    They know the Democrats may well manage to blow these seemingly unlosable midterm elections because those who are in control of it will be damned if they will change – so now we can all be damned.

    • DrTomSchmidt February 16, 2018 at 1:42 pm #

      That’s a good point. 2016 wasn’t lost because She was a poor candidate, but because of Russian meddling. This is already preparation to explain the failure they anticipate. If they win, it will be ignored.

      Better for the D’s to, you know, come up with a better package. I miss Tip O’Neill machine Democrats.

  22. ozone February 16, 2018 at 11:35 am #

    You write:
    “…Actually the Times’s editorial seems to have CIA / NSA fingerprints all over it, or at least Deep State paw prints. By stating that the Russians are already “meddling” in 2018 elections that haven’t happened yet, aren’t our own security agencies setting up the public to lose faith in the electoral process and fight over election results? Oh, by the way, the Times presented no evidence whatsoever that this alleged “meddling” is taking place. They just assert it, as if it were already adjudicated.”

    You’ve [further] outlined this very entertainingly though it be some damn serious bid’nez… of which I’ve no doubt you’re aware.

    This is why I’m getting really disturbed with our public radio blowhard-in-chief, president, micro-manager, megalomaniac: Dr. You-Know-Who, regurgitating every talking point from the NYT as the Golden Mean and indisputable fact. It’s his main source of “news” and he’s been heard lately whining about the weakening of the intelligence agencies, almost as if they were pure as the driven snow and had the American people’s best interests at heart (which they most definitely are not and most definitely do not). Whether this is confirmation bias or if he soaks up his conclusions from some kind of magical osmosis of agency-tainted printer’s ink, we are not sure, but he’s spreading huge loads of horseshit over a wiiiiide swath of New England. He’s been buying up the once-local airwaves since 1976. That ain’t doing anybody any favors, friends and neighbors. This ensures the continued enstupidation of the listening public and Dr. Grand Poobah’s delusion that he’s correct about all and everything (since he always makes sure he has the final say on every subject). You couldn’t pry this self-aggrandizing asshole out of his ivory tower in the clouds with a pinch-bar and a fire axe. (He can’t seem to make up his mind whether Johnnie “War-Boy” McCain is a real American hero [tm GI Joe] or a dangerous, loose-cannon psycho. …And that’s an *easy* one!)

    I heard you on his personal airwaves some while ago (with J.D., the good interviewer), but I have no doubts about why you haven’t been invited to discuss your writings of late. IMHO, such exposure to ideas that step outside of the status quo mainstream/consent manufactory would be a service to the citizens of this area. …Many of which are already living lives of forced contraction and “locality”. It would be best to face these constraints rather than living in a fantasy world. What we don’t know, or what we think to be true that just isn’t, or what we’ve been promised that will never be actualized can get us killed.

  23. thwack February 16, 2018 at 11:37 am #

    “To paraphrase Dostoevsky, people without God have permission to do anything.”


    Its actually worse than that.

    People who don’t believe in God always also usually reject nature too.

    Because by rejecting nature, they can reject natural law, and by rejecting natural law the can reject morality, and by rejecting morality they can reject the concept of “right and wrong”;

    and that clears the way for them to do whatever they want.

    *you played yourself*

    • Janos Skorenzy February 16, 2018 at 4:32 pm #

      I say the same above. Putting criminals of different races in the same cell is cruelty beyond all measure. As is sending a White child into a minority school, yet parents do it. Some even call their own child racists when they tell of their suffering.

      • thwack February 16, 2018 at 5:48 pm #

        As is sending a White child into a minority school,


        Those white children learn how to handle and control black people; which becomes a great asset later on in life.

        Sheltering white children from nonwhite people is how we lose.

        • Janos Skorenzy February 16, 2018 at 8:13 pm #

          We? There is no We here. It’s you and the Whites on this blog.

          • Ol' Scratch February 17, 2018 at 4:03 pm #

            Janos, REALLY? That’s total bullshit, and you know it. We put up with (suffer) you because you’re an educational tool with occasional valuable insights, but don’t EVER think that your viewpoints represent the commentariat as a whole – they don’t!

    • K-Dog February 17, 2018 at 2:02 am #

      I agree that is the knee-jerk reaction but I go with Camus and see that contrary to total freedom men without god must seek justice in everything they do.

  24. rhys12 February 16, 2018 at 11:40 am #

    Excellent article. A failing government MUST have a war to keep everyone in line, so why not one with Russia? Just because Napoleon and Hitler met disaster doesn’t mean we will. Haven’t we succeeded in Afghanistan where Britain and the Soviet Union failed? Really, we have won every war in recent history and pax America reigns around the globe!

  25. Petro February 16, 2018 at 11:53 am #

    I almost laughed out loud when I started reading this. Jeezus, ANOTHER cut-and-paste rant about the Russia investigation! Are you friggin’ kidding me? Jim, Jim, (may I call you Jim?) we GET IT. We really do. You don’t trust the FBI, Mueller, etc. You’re frustrated the investigation is taking too long. You’re pissed at Hillary.

    I would urge you to try to get to a place where this one particular issue does not plague you so. Let it go—for now. It may bring peace of mind, or time to focus on other things. These things take time.

    Until we find out just what all these birds have been singing about to Mueller’s people, behind closed doors, none of us, including you, including commenters here, including the NYT, can truly make a final, definitive statement or come to an accurate conclusion.

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    • Petro February 16, 2018 at 12:18 pm #

      Just so you don’t think I’m a chronic complainer: I thought Monday’s essay was an insightful and entertaining look at the space exploration nonsense we keep hearing about.

  26. JoeFahy February 16, 2018 at 12:09 pm #

    Thank you for your clear and concise chronicle of our continuing cultural collapse.


  27. marcus1 February 16, 2018 at 12:55 pm #

    Jasus christ, suburbs? lack of religion?

    Those evil collectivist Europeans, you know the ones, those atheists with their universal health care and their liberal stance on drug use, and laws that favor employees over employers by a wide margin, pay less than 1/20 we doe on a military/”intelligence” state, have 1/10 the incarceration rate, and no anxiety about getting sick and going bankrupt. Yeah those f*ing pussies, they can’t take it!

    We can take it! We’re Mericans! We’re exceptional! Go Trump! Go Merica!

    • Mission Accomplished February 16, 2018 at 1:30 pm #

      Europe, in living memory, quickly went from ‘shiny new way forward’ to ‘un-enviable ash heap’.

      Time will tell but I suspect it will be un-enviable again in living memory.

    • Janos Skorenzy February 16, 2018 at 4:35 pm #

      Yet your Europe is laying down and letting themselves be replaced by Islam. Atheism creates utter weakness and so called liberal cultures cannot compete against Believers.

      • messianicdruid February 17, 2018 at 10:26 am #

        Was Vernon Wayne Howell a believer?

  28. shabbaranks February 16, 2018 at 1:02 pm #

    Russians indicted in special counsel’s probe for operations allegedly supporting Donald Trump in election.


    • Squeeky Fromm Girl Reporter February 16, 2018 at 1:34 pm #

      OMG, Muellar is indicting Internet Trolls???

      What is he going to indict next, Correct The Record???

      Squeeky Fromm
      Girl Reporter

      • DrTomSchmidt February 16, 2018 at 1:46 pm #

        I know, right?

      • shabbaranks February 16, 2018 at 1:47 pm #

        When the government puts out its indictment in the middle of a news cycle about the largest US mass school shooting where the shooter actually survives, they obviously haven’t got much.

        Rod Rosenstein said in the press conference that announced the indictments that no American citizen was being indicted or in any way participated in the scheme and no evidence exists that the outcome of the election was in any way effected by the actions of the indicted.

        Rosenstein even said that the Russians staged two “phony” demonstrations in the US in New York City, one for Trump and one against Trump. Apparently the Russians are bipartisan too.

  29. Mission Accomplished February 16, 2018 at 1:24 pm #

    Russian hacking is real!
    I always write-in Putin no matter what I’m voting on

    • Janos Skorenzy February 16, 2018 at 4:39 pm #

      When Russia was the Communist Soviet Union, the Left moved heaven and earth to help them influence American Politics. They hypocrisy of these people is beyond the mind’s ken. They simply have no values beyond Power.

  30. tucsonspur February 16, 2018 at 1:35 pm #

    Absolutely great, Jim.

    It was not by some strange, awful alchemy that the shooter’s hateful confusion was transmuted into bits of the metal death, but rather a broken, besieged society casting the bullets and now beginning to raise the gun to its own head.

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    • ricksinger February 16, 2018 at 7:34 pm #

      I guess I’m the only reader will to not go supine to every JHK utterance. His eloquence is unquestionably impressive. His reasoning, not so much. I wish it were otherwise. What a waste of wordsmith genius.

      • tucsonspur February 16, 2018 at 9:54 pm #

        Don’t forget that Jim is right on so much. He wraps shit in a delightful package with a beautiful ribbon and turns it into a wonderful gift.

        So he’s wrong sometimes. Aren’t we all?

  31. K-Dog February 16, 2018 at 1:39 pm #

    For those who say JHK never gets a prediction right.

    ” The country has a gigantic boundary problem. We have also created perfect conditions — between the anomie of suburbia and the dreariness of our school systems — to induce explosions of violent despair. That’s why these things happen. Until we change these conditions, expect ever more of it.”

    Here I am in the land of the unwed mother an a bit-o-shit has hit the fan.

    Highline College locked down for reports of gunfire on campus

    That is 15 miles away from me and I am taking a break from work to make this comment. It is justified. Normalcy prevails and there is no panic here. The bizarre has become normal. Except for a huge unmarked black DENALI streaming down I-405 in the direction of Highline in the other direction from my commute going a hundred, it’s red and blue under-grill lights flashing away on my way in. That and the radio and checking the web I’d not know what was going on at all and it is only miles away. If not for the radio I’d not have connected the black Denali.

    I have no other details and I have work to do. Have a nice day everybody.

    JHK nailed this one.

    • K-Dog February 16, 2018 at 1:50 pm #

      But maybe not. This could turn out to be a trigger happy press. Not only is the land of the unwed mother, this is also the spearhead of the Chinese invasion. It was Chinese new year last night. Firecrackers five minutes straight at midnight. The Kent police I suspect are dropping their donuts because of firecrackers and it is making international news. All it will turn out to be are the Chinese nationals who are buying America. Nobody is supposed to know about that but that is what I say it will turn out to be.

      My prediction.

      • K-Dog February 17, 2018 at 2:11 am #

        Checking news after work it turned out I was right. But that stands to reason. A few bones will be coming my way this year starting now. This is a Year of Earth Dog Chinese New Year 2018. It starts on Feb. 16 and lasts to Feb. 4 2019.

  32. mc53pa February 16, 2018 at 1:57 pm #

    Why all this love for mother Russia from JHK and his bawdy band of crackpots on the comments section? Funny, coming from a man of the Jewish faith, Mr. K. Last I hear the Russians would prefer your “home country” Israel and its inhabitants of your tribe be reduced to glass and cinders if they could have their way. And you are now defending their meddling which even Republican/Republican appointed security officials are now entirely agreed upon. During the election you couldn’t walk in DC without bumping into some Trump family member or election campaign employee with their nose up some Russian’s ass. And of course, because at some point apparently your were gangraped by Democrats, specifically HC, you now, because you “know” somehow that Mueller’s investigation is a hoax. Right, you’ve read all the documents, you’ve been privy to the hearings and you’ve read all the reports. Right. Enjoy yourself comrade JHK. Just don’t tell the Russians your a Jew. They do love their pogroms you know.

    • Walter B February 16, 2018 at 9:40 pm #

      You are not very perceptive or maybe not too bright if you have mistaken what is felt about Russia as being a “love for mother Russia”. My German grandmother told us all many times, “Never trust the Russians” and it was and remains wisdom to this day. Trust them? Like them? This isn’t Facebook bro, get a grip. The reality of national politics has or gives no likes nor has it any friends. Anyone with at least a little bit of mental ability and even just a small amount of knowledge of history will recall Vietnam’s President Diem, South America, Central America, Saddam Hussein, Muammar Gaddafi, and Bashar Assad, and quickly understand that the World’s biggest election & other government “interference” perpetrator is the United States of America and it’s Dark State. If you cannot comprehend this you should stick to other topics to discuss like sports or the weather.

  33. thwack February 16, 2018 at 2:14 pm #

    If a police officer shoots and kills you, does your family have a constitutional right to know the name of the officer who pulled the trigger?

    Is your murder a matter of public record?

    and if so, if known; is the name of your killer also a matter of public record?


  34. PeteAtomic February 16, 2018 at 2:18 pm #

    Full text by politico of today’s indictment of Russian nationals


    • PeteAtomic February 16, 2018 at 2:35 pm #

      “Defendants and their co-conspirators also used false U.S. personas to ask real U.S. persons to participate in the ‘Florida Goes Trump’ rallies. Defendants and their co-compirators asked certain of these individuals to perform tasks at the rallies. For example, Defendants and their co-conspirators asked one U.S. person to build a cage on a flatbed truck and another U.S. person to wear a costume portraying Clinton in a prison uniform. Defendants and their co-conspirators paid these individuals to complete the requests.”

      Not a bad idea! LOL

      • Squeeky Fromm Girl Reporter February 16, 2018 at 2:57 pm #

        You mean someone can use a “fake” persona on the Internet??? Bowl me over with a feather! “Me” being:

        Squeeky Fromm
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  35. Ishabaka February 16, 2018 at 2:47 pm #

    Have you seen the “Sports Illustrated” swimsuit issue? The Russians have already meddled with it – fat chicks as big as Olga of the Volga – an effort to ram “body positivity” down American mens’ throats.

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  36. FincaInTheMountains February 16, 2018 at 3:13 pm #

    Indictment of Russian nationals

    … defendants communicated with unwitting individuals associated with the Trump Campaign and with other political activists to seek to coordinate political activities

    Mueller trumpets retreat? Face-saving indictment, nobody gets hurt.

    • FincaInTheMountains February 16, 2018 at 3:46 pm #

      Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said at a press conference Friday that no American was “a knowing participant” in the Russian efforts to influence the 2016 election, as detailed in the DOJ’s Friday indictment of 13 Russian nationals.


  37. Walter B February 16, 2018 at 4:19 pm #

    …aren’t our own security agencies setting up the public to lose faith in the electoral process and fight over election results?

    Of course they are Jim that is exactly what they want. They want social unrest in every form and they want it everywhere at the same time. It would compel even the “good” portions of the government (if there are any left) to crush the public and institute Total Control over the population. Total Control is what they want, it is what the anti-gun people want and what the pro-gun people fear. Total control is required because the American public is starting to realize how badly we are being played and how corrupt our government and m4edia is. When they put an incompetent black man into the White House, nobody tried to “take him out”, on the contrary (the desired outcome), those of us who did not like him feared that some idiot would and cause a real shit storm for the rest of us. Now that the polar opposite is “in charge”, they are encouraging the idiots on the left to do exactly what the right failed to do. The Fires of Social Unrest are being fanned and so far not enough stooges are taking the bait to justify a clamp down. When I hear those ardent Trump haters, and there are certainly a few here, spout their venom I can see that this plan certainly has embers under it and I pray that a cold chill wind puts them out before something stupid happens. But in a population where Common American Idiots are becoming more common every day, the idea that “selling uranium to Russians for profit” is acceptable while “talking to Russians” is treason, well it makes it more than a little hard to sleep at night. Where did I put that bottle of Jagermeister?

    • FincaInTheMountains February 16, 2018 at 4:40 pm #

      Mueller, whom the congress authorized to investigate any interference by Russia in the elections in the US, and the investigation of the Uranium One case, in which Mueller is involved up to his ears, will undoubtedly contribute to the proper understanding by him of his mandate, since it was Mueller who absolved Hillary from criminal prosecution in connection with this case.

    • Janos Skorenzy February 16, 2018 at 4:48 pm #

      And why weren’t our school secured with guards and security protocols years ago. The Elite wouldn’t be leaving kids vulnerable in order to push for gun confiscation, would they?

    • ozone February 16, 2018 at 5:12 pm #

      Your succinct capsule outline of where we are on the “total spectrum dominance” scale is a needed wake-up call and reflects my considered opinion.

      That being said, besides a bit of nip-age 😉 , I intend to ignore the various distractions and absolutely real spiritual diseases that are raging through the polity in order to watch for the systems dissolve that will signal the end of Hubris and the ascendance of Nemesis. Those “in charge” will never see it coming as it’s not contained in their book of How the World Works (as always). That will be the time to decide which strategy best suits the predicament[s] and be proactive rather than cautiously observing. I don’t think there’s much else we can actually “do”.

      Thanks, and ring them bells.

      • Walter B February 16, 2018 at 6:25 pm #

        Twice every month I sit next to our Township attorney at our regular Committee meetings. He is a retired Major General in the Air Force and spent many years inside the belly of the Beast in the Pentagon. Over the course of our discussions during the past two years, the issue of the US government and it’s number one priority of “controlling the population” at all costs has been covered many, many times and in great depth. I do not understand why the general public finds this so hard to believe. Perhaps they were all stoned in history class because it should be NO secret to anybody. Every corrupt government surely understands that they must control the public or risk traumatic amputation.

        • ozone February 16, 2018 at 7:23 pm #

          Most interesting to have a big helping of “inside dope” on that subject! No speculation is any longer required.

          …Maybe them young “high”-schoolers and collegians weren’t stoned *enough* to entertain the [very real] notion of steering and corralling the public. 😉 Head ’em up… moooove ’em out!

    • tucsonspur February 16, 2018 at 5:19 pm #

      Right on, Walter. Yeah, where was that idiot? Not one in the mob, The KKK, the Aryan Nation, or the entire pool of Deplorables.

      Maybe Diversity itself has drenched the embers, oddly enough.

      Is it now a standoff, with Hillary getting a walk?

      • Walter B February 16, 2018 at 6:02 pm #

        The failure of what is left of the government to take any judicial action against the Clinton Crime Family is a clear indication that they are part of the corruption as well and that even they fear joining Vince Foster in “Arkancide”. Think about this….the Bolsheviks are arguing that talking to the Russians is treason, right? Do you think that Hillary Clinton did any talking to the Russians as she was making the deal for them to buy uranium? Duh, yeah? Yet THAT fact can be easily ignored because there are so many retarded Americans in the public that cannot realize this. A nation of idiots will not survive long in an environment where wolves run free.

  38. tucsonspur February 16, 2018 at 5:02 pm #

    Who might be holding the other shoe, and how high?

    Is it a Mueller graceful exit?

    It has been a known fact for more than a year that the Russians meddled. Collusion with the Russians by Trump is another issue, seemingly not provable at this time. But Trump denied even the Russian meddling.

    It looks like the Russians were playing Clinton’s crowd, since the Russian influence went to promote Trump.

    Putin wanted Trump and not Hillary. And that’s how the meddling mounted its masquerade.


    • shabbaranks February 16, 2018 at 5:41 pm #

      tusconspur said “It has been a known fact for more than a year that the Russians meddled. Collusion with the Russians by Trump is another issue, seemingly not provable at this time. But Trump denied even the Russian meddling.”

      It is still NOT a fact that any Russians meddled in anything of the sort as US politics. No trial has occurred, no evidence has been proffered, and no defendants have even been produced since they are almost certainly in Russia, never to appear in the US due to the lack of an extradition treaty.

      Indeed, the 13 persons cited may very well be figments of the imagination as far as can be established, akin to several of the 9-11 hijackers whose identities were never clearly established.

      Furthermore, that President Trump denied “the Russian meddling” is fine because he is simply not omniscient and knew nothing about the activities of some supposed 13 low level Russian figures who, according to the US government, had been in the US attempting to “sow discord” since 2013, long before the announcement of Trump’s presidential candidacy.

      Today the DOJ served up a plate of ham sandwiches to the America public.

      • tucsonspur February 16, 2018 at 6:52 pm #

        It is a fact that the Russians meddled in US politics. Whether that meddling influenced the outcome of any election is another question.

        Here, Pence says no influence on any outcomes.


        Are all the intel agencies not to be believed? Is this the mother of all conspiracies?

        • shabbaranks February 16, 2018 at 9:18 pm #

          It is no such thing as “a fact that Russians meddled in US politics.” You have offered no evidence to that effect. The only evidence others have offered have been their opinions, which count for nothing as evidence. See the concept of justification as a part of epistemology. So far, no evidence, hence no facts.

          “Are all the intel agencies not to be believed? Is this the mother of all conspiracies?”

          By that token you are denying Hillary’s argument that Russia conspired in “the mother of all conspiracies” to deny her her rightful place upon the throne of America. Of course, nothing could be further from the truth. Millions upon millions of persons disparaged the miserable, incompetent, feckless, haphazard, racist, sexist, noxious campaign of Hillary Clinton, and with good reason. Should we admit into evidence a few hundred bogus internet posters or a couple of bogus demonstrations against the vaunted Hillary juggernaut, we find that there in fact was no such juggernaut to begin with. She lost the election and rightfully so.

          And now she will never, ever be president of the US. Case closed.

          • DrGonzo February 19, 2018 at 9:29 am #

            Well that’s looking like a pretty silly comment, now that Mueller’s indictments have come out. Care to revise any of your comments from Friday, shabbaranks?

  39. hineshammer February 16, 2018 at 6:03 pm #

    Oy, again with the Russia thing. You’re obsessed, Jim. I’ll check back in every Monday and Friday to see if you have anything interesting to say, but I aint reading your whining on about this any more.

    • DrGonzo February 19, 2018 at 9:32 am #

      Jim, who used to have a lot of interesting things to say, has become a broken record. I hardly read his posts any more, they are oh so predicable. And they attract a creepy crowd of conspiracy theorists, survivalists, and racist commenters.

      • Q. Shtik February 19, 2018 at 10:22 am #

        I hardly read his posts any more, they are oh so predicable. – DrG


        If you hardly read his posts anymore how do you know what’s in them?

        Let’s be honest Doc, you read every friggin’ word but you don’t like what he has to say.

  40. janet February 16, 2018 at 6:42 pm #

    “Anyone who defends what the Democrats have become needs to dry up and blow away. This means you, Janet.“—elrond

    “Well said.” —janos

    Trump previously denied there had been any “meddling” by the Russians. Today Trump backtracked on that and congratulated Mueller on his investigation. I think Mueller has been, to use Trump’s words: “completely vindicated”.

    The fact that actual flesh and blood Russians from Saint Peterburg assumed American identities to engage in agitprop on American soil should be of concern. I think Mueller will continue until 2019… because there are still a lot of unanswered questions. But Trump’s collusion will be unveiled and the facts will come out as more of his associates flip and plead guilty.

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    • Elrond Hubbard February 17, 2018 at 10:10 am #

      janet: My statement wasn’t about Robert Mueller, his investigations, or the Russians. On that front, let the law take its course, may the truth be revealed to all, and let justice be done.

      My statement was about the Democratic Party. It’s cute how you quote Janos, but if the devil himself clopped into the room on his hooves and declared the sky is blue, I would agree with the devil, because that’s the actual truth.

      The Democratic party is the chief impediment to most of what needs fixing in the U.S.A. today. (Never mind the Republicans — they’re simply a lost cause, gone completely off the beam.)

      – The Democrat leadership has obstructed Medicare for All at every turn, in favour of the Obamacare monstrosity whose chief feature is that it keeps the grift alive for the predatory medical / pharmaceutical complex. This universal blackmail / extraction racket, which makes every American’s life progressively worse as time goes on, is in my opinion the greatest single factor propelling the ongoing unravelling of American society.

      – When Barack Obama entered office, he had a historic opportunity to clean up the finance industry. Instead he declared to the Wall Street CEOs that he was the only thing standing between them and the pitchforks. For nearly blowing up the world economy, they received trillion-dollar bailouts and no jail time.

      – Obama declined to prosecute the architects of the torture program instituted under George W. Bush. This abrogates the U.S.’s duty under the Convention against Torture (signed by Ronald Reagan) to take effective measures to prevent acts of torture in any territory under its jurisdiction. Having effectively accepted torture as a tool of state policy, Obama thereby ratified the status of the U.S.A. as a torture state which it enjoys today.

      And then there’s the drone bombings. And the warrantless surveillance. And the trillion-dollar program to ‘modernize’ the nuclear-weapons program which threatens the life of every man, woman, child and goddamn nematode on the face of this earth.

      The Democratic Party behaves this way because their establishment depends on big-money donors for their positions and are part and parcel of the Washington swamp. Differences with the Republicans over cultural conflicts pale into insignificance compared with their broad areas of agreement over foreign policy, military spending, and protecting the interests of large corporations and wealthy individuals.

      Whatever its merits or lack thereof, the real importance of Mueller’s investigation for the Democrats has been as a convenient shiny object to dangle before the electorate. They hope thereby to distract attention from the fact that the Democrats themselves suck the sweat off a dead donkey’s balls. Rest assured, janet, people are not distracted. We see you. Now go and leave that donkey alone.

      • ozone February 17, 2018 at 1:53 pm #

        Well, now you’ve gone and done it. You’ve explained what the political establishment of the good ol’ USofA is really up to.

        That would be actual anti-agitprop, and we mustn’t have *that*!
        Looking to the Big Picture, I believe you’ve pretty much nailed it.
        (And the distractionary efforts pretended from “both sides” is quickly losing believers and effect. Reality is beginning to intrude. Thankfully. There’s a lot of useless shit that needs to be identified as such and cast aside.)

      • Walter B February 17, 2018 at 3:18 pm #

        Well done EH, well done indeed!

  41. janet February 16, 2018 at 7:04 pm #

    Agitprop is not news says JHK, making reference to a ham sandwich. My question is: are ham sandwichs ever convicted? Mr. Kuntsler, you picked the wrong day to say agitprop is not news or to mention ham sandwichs.

    “The Pineda guilty plea results in the first criminal conviction related to Mueller’s investigation into the Russian-backed ring of social media users aiming to interfere with the 2016 presidential election, prosecutors told a federal judge this month, according to unsealed court filing.”

    • akmofo February 16, 2018 at 8:25 pm #

      By this standard you and I, Mountain Finc and our Canadian friends commenting here, could all be on that list. It is complete nonsense and a deflection from the criminality Mueller and his gang were involved in.

  42. tucsonspur February 16, 2018 at 7:16 pm #

    What did Mueller get from Bannon, if anything? Trump must horsewhip this horse face and withhold the hay.

    All he’s holding so far is a handful of Russian dung.

    He could not be trusted with any investigation of Hillary. This horse is on his last legs and ready for the glue factory.

  43. Epicur February 16, 2018 at 7:22 pm #

    The really painful thing is that the Russians don’t need to lie about our politicians to cause trouble, the truth is bad enough.

  44. ricksinger February 16, 2018 at 7:32 pm #

    Maybe JHK should move his weekly blog post to Saturday mornings since lately all the big political news seems to be breaking on Fridays.

    I feel so bad for Jim since the latest news out of the DOJ seems to discrete his bizarro inverse non-conspiracy up-side-down theory fill today’s blog.

    JHK is such a brilliant wordsmith. Unfortunately, his eloquence can’t mask the fact that his conclusions are frequently off the mark.

    Jim, if you’re reading this, I hope the accuracy analysis overcomes your cognitive bias, You can’t see yourself clearly and honestly any better than any of our fellow homo sapiens.

    Sometimes you just have to face the fact. You just don’t know all the facts and your confirmation bias distorts what you think you know.

    • tucsonspur February 16, 2018 at 10:30 pm #

      See my response above.

  45. BuckP February 16, 2018 at 7:33 pm #

    Another day, another mass killing in the land of the free. We take a calculated risk every time we venture out of our abodes to go to a concert, church, school, college, work, nightclub, political rally, etc.
    Just like we take a calculated risk every time we get behind the wheel.
    This a risk we take for living in a free, techno society.
    I believe in the 2nd amendment and realize that most gun owners are responsible but maybe, as a society, allowing widescale distribution of assault rifles is a step too far. However, if outlawed, I’m sure some enterprising murderer would find some other way to kill mass numbers of people, The Columbine killers used a Tech 9 pistol and shotguns which were all purchased illegally.
    BTW, in 2009, with Obama, a filibuster proof Senate and House majority, the Democrats did not lift one finger to reinstate the “assault weapons ban” which expired in 2004. For them to attack Republicans now is a bit disingenuous.
    The punk killer in Florida couldn’t buy a beer but he could buy an AR15. I’m glad he couldn’t buy a grenade launcher, a man pad, or C4. What a country! We don’t have to get a taste of war, it comes to us everyday in the land of the free!

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    • Ol' Scratch February 16, 2018 at 9:19 pm #

      Why the “punk killer” sleight? Seems to me simply “killer” was accurate enough. Not sure how “punk” comes into it, anymore than calling young US military trained killers – “official” or otherwise – stationed throughout the world the same makes any of it any better (but I get your point).

      Maybe we should just all arm ourselves to the teeth and have a “shootout at the OK corral” proper and be done with it? I say this only partially in jest, as I’m sure that many here would take my point seriously and agree whole-heartedly.

      • messianicdruid February 17, 2018 at 10:53 am #

        It is a war of ideas. But unless all involved respect truth, a separation must result.

      • BuckP February 17, 2018 at 1:27 pm #

        With 1.3 million assault rifles being sold in America every year and an angry populace on a hair trigger ready to lash out at any perceived offense what could possibly go wrong? With so many AR15’s (avatar of civilian manhood) already in the public domain, any legislation will not put the genie back in the bottle.
        Those who think these guns will protect them from an oppressive government are mistaken. With the trillions stolen from the Treasury for dark projects, they can vaporize a town from space. If not that, they can always fire a Hellcat missle from a Reaper drone and wipe out a town like they do wedding parties in Pakistan.
        I got my Colorado Hunters Safety Card at ten years of age and grew up in a hunting family. Every solitary mountain home and farm house on the plains of Colorado has a gun available for protection. I am an ex NRA member that is not a liberal snowflake city slicker. I think allowing killing machines, designed for “maximum wound weffect” in war, into the hands of the general public was a mistake, but it is too late now. When one hears gunfire, remember to run like hell!

        • Ol' Scratch February 17, 2018 at 3:55 pm #

          Agreed. Seems to me we’re all “punk killers” now – actual or potential – or willing and enthusiastic observers of same. Killing our fellow human beings is after all, only a momentary lapse of conscience, after which it becomes exponentially easier with every repetition. Dying? Now that’s something you only get to truly experience once, although it seems to have morphed into a gradual process as well these days.

  46. wm5135 February 16, 2018 at 8:23 pm #

    Well said Mr. Kunstler, I appreciate your generosity.

    elysianfield, Thank You!

    Let me offer this:
    Freedom without Responsibility is Insanity.

    Have a pleasant weekend

  47. elysianfield February 16, 2018 at 8:28 pm #

    Well, ladies and germs;

    The BBC site, this PM reports that Muller has indicted upwards of 12 Israeli citizen and companies in attempts to meddle in US elections.


    It was those filthy Russians, not Israelis…Israel does not do that kind of stuff….

    • Ol' Scratch February 17, 2018 at 7:34 am #

      Of course not. The Zionists are the ones behind the curtain pulling the strings on all this nonsense in the first place.

      • Janos Skorenzy February 17, 2018 at 2:42 pm #

        At one point, Russian meant Jewish. Back then the Left loved the idea of Russians influencing our elections. But when the real Russian people threw off Jewish Communists, they became enemy number one. Now trying to conflate them with Nazi Germany is a full time job. Operant conditioning if memory serves: trying to associate a new object with the previous conditioning of an old one. Why waste good conditioning?

        • Ol' Scratch February 17, 2018 at 3:39 pm #

          Excellent points! Bernays, Skinner, and all that shit.

        • thwack February 17, 2018 at 6:49 pm #

          At one point, English meant Cheddar?

          whats your point beside the one on top of your head?

          • Janos Skorenzy February 18, 2018 at 2:26 pm #

            I see you haven’t read Tony Martin, the Black Professor persecuted for telling the Truth about the Jewish role in the Atlantic Slave Trade.

            Shame on you.

  48. cayliffe February 16, 2018 at 9:02 pm #

    Uh….I think I’m done. I’m baffled by your column this year. Love your non-fiction, don’t really love your fiction, but hey – you are the most colorful commentator around. But regarding the Russians and their interference, you are so off base and paranoid about the “deep-state” and it has so colored your judgment that I feel like I’m reading a post on Prison Planet (Alex Jones). Goodbye, for now, I’ll check back in 6 months or so.

    • FincaInTheMountains February 16, 2018 at 9:17 pm #

      So long, and thanks for all the fish!

    • Ol' Scratch February 17, 2018 at 7:33 am #

      I seriously doubt it’s humanly possible to be paranoid enough about the American “deep state.”

      • Walter B February 17, 2018 at 8:21 pm #

        No reason to be paranoid, they are very efficient at what they do. The real danger is that if we do not RENOUNCE the violence and the treachery that they employ as a means to an end, lest we be judged to be accepting their evil as a method for gain. These entities live, hell, they entertain themselves on a daily basis with deception, murder, and evil that bring both them and those whom they serve with profits uncountable. They have documented their ways for all to see in the light of day and those that [profit make out from their work. The American Deep State killed John Fitzgerald Kenney, his brother and MLK and many more. Support those that work evil for their masters at the cost of your immortal soul. The time is here and it is now. Choose wisely.

  49. venuspluto67 February 16, 2018 at 9:28 pm #

    Well, not all the charges are “Mickey Mouse charges”. The official story is that the indicted Russians committed bank fraud, wire fraud, and identity theft. However, it does seem awfully convenient that those indicted are all in Russia right now and will likely never see the inside of a US courtroom or jail-cell.

    And as for my home state of Wisconsin, I really hope our supporters of the Democratic Party here don’t go all “Russia, Russia, Russia” if Scott Walker and the Republicans win again. There are two main reasons why Walker and the Republicans have been winning so far: 1) The sort of voters upon whom we relied to save us from the likes of Walker have been moving away from the state (this started before the advent of “Fitzwalkerstan” but accelerated in the wake of the socio-political change) and 2) the state Democratic Party is addicted to putting up uninspiring if not downright insipid candidates. A bunch of Russia-screaming isn’t going to change these two things and would likely make the effects of them even worse.

    • Ol' Scratch February 17, 2018 at 7:31 am #

      For better or worse, this Russia thing’s “got legs” now. We’ll hear almost nothing else now until the war party gets their war, which unfortunately for DC, won’t turn out the way they think it will.

      • venuspluto67 February 17, 2018 at 9:12 am #

        Yeah. Fortunately, I live close enough to a big city airport also used by the military that if I walk quickly in that direction when the sirens go off, it may be over for me relatively quickly, depending upon the yield of the warhead that detonates over this airport.

        • Ol' Scratch February 17, 2018 at 3:36 pm #

          Face into the light and embrace it! I too, live in a ground zero location.

  50. Janos Skorenzy February 16, 2018 at 9:48 pm #

    A free people ought not only be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government.

    George Washington

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    • FincaInTheMountains February 17, 2018 at 6:19 am #

      George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt – three great American presidents under whom America was an ally of Russia.

    • elysianfield February 17, 2018 at 11:16 am #

      Washington did not say that…and if he did, he did not mean it…and if he meant it he was just wrong.~Wm5135 (paraphrased)

  51. tucsonspur February 16, 2018 at 10:55 pm #

    Let’s not forget that Obama was president during 2014-2016 when the Russian stuff was happening, and that it was his DOJ.

    Where was the FBI then? Where was it now, with the January tip on Cruz not acted upon. Corrupt and ineffective and on its ass?

    We know about Mueller’s so called pit bull, Andrew Weissmann, and his contributions to the Democratic Party and his attendance at Hillary’s expected victory party, etc.

    Here’s additional info on the pit bull Mueller chose:


  52. bibliomaniac February 17, 2018 at 12:11 am #

    A sign I saw today posted outside a church:


    • toktomi February 17, 2018 at 2:04 am #

      Did you get a good chuckle out it?

      So, what kind of logic is required to deduce that America [everybody? or most? or who?], that is, Americans love guns more than they love children?

      I hear Carlin in my head, “that’s just fucking goofy!”

      What this country, good ol’ U.S. of A. needs is more religious extremists and more of their stupid quotes.


      • bibliomaniac February 17, 2018 at 11:03 am #

        NO– I didn’t chuckle. One of these signs was being held up by a boy whose best friend had been shot at school. It didn’t seem to be funny, but I hope you enjoyed it.

        • toktomi February 17, 2018 at 2:03 pm #

          No, I did not “enjoy” it. I found it to be illogical and infantile, the musings of a definably retarded intellect.


          • Ol' Scratch February 17, 2018 at 3:33 pm #

            I, like most, am not quite sure where the line of “insensitivity” lies these days, but I’m pretty sure you just crossed it. Congrats!

    • PeteAtomic February 17, 2018 at 10:50 pm #

      It won’t.

  53. janet February 17, 2018 at 1:19 am #

    “The indictments refer, apparently, to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram posts put up by Russians” —JHK

    No Jim, there were Russians (real Russians, not cyber-trolls) … on US soil, not in cyber-space… organizing pro-Trump events IN REAL LIFE (not virtual) after assuming American identities HERE IN THE UNITED STATES. Selling false ID … That’s how Mueller got his first conviction.

    The longer you continue to ignore what is happening in reality with Trump-Russia collusion, the more credibility you lose. You are defending a president who is a pathological serial liar. First Trump said there was no meddling by Russia, but Trump changed his tune on that today. Trump is a Putin puppet. You are his enabler.

    • toktomi February 17, 2018 at 1:54 am #

      That you “people” [?] apparently are so completely obsessed with rearranging the deck chairs and so completely uninterested in matters of consequence baffles me always.

      “Russian interference” – god, I hope so; somebody needs to mess with some of the maniacs masquerading as adults and even leaders around these parts. What a joke is this U.S. government, all three pointy tails.

      Now that the rule of law has been officially declared dead in this country, what could any of this wringing of hands and gnashing of teeth ever amount to?

      “go home”


    • PeteAtomic February 17, 2018 at 8:26 pm #

      Sanders, in the Intel report anyway, is another character worthy of Russian support. And is Jill Stein.

      So, its not all about Trump. It is all about “anybody but Clinton”. Which makes sense, since when HRC was State Dept. she was authorizing CIA ops vs Putin.

  54. tucsonspur February 17, 2018 at 3:02 am #

    Laura Ingraham told LeBron James to “shut up and dribble”, and was predictably attacked by the Left as a racist.

    Check out the zooloo, a man well versed in getting a round ball into a suspended net, and reportedly worth hundreds of millions because of that profound, productive talent:


    What a fuckin’ disaster!

    • Ol' Scratch February 17, 2018 at 7:27 am #

      Well, but look who’s paying his salary? A bunch of white men with “jump envy” and money to burn.

      • tucsonspur February 17, 2018 at 2:49 pm #

        Fools. But I do feed the animals in the football and boxing zoo.

    • thwack February 17, 2018 at 8:37 am #

      and reportedly worth hundreds of millions because of that profound, productive talent:


      There are two reasons for this phenomenon.

      1. Sports is the penultimate last bastion of male supremacy.

      2. Sports is a major non denominational death denial cult.

      Finally, its one thing to be able to do something well.

      But its a completely different thing to do something well while people try to stop you.

      • elysianfield February 17, 2018 at 11:21 am #

        “But its a completely different thing to do something well while people try to stop you”

        Like looting?

        • thwack February 17, 2018 at 12:56 pm #


          too easy.

          I was thinking more like rounding up Jews and stuffing them in ovens?

          • elysianfield February 17, 2018 at 7:51 pm #

            But…but…who was trying to stop them during WWII?

      • Ol' Scratch February 17, 2018 at 3:30 pm #

        VERY nice Thwack!

    • ozone February 17, 2018 at 2:14 pm #

      “Check out the zooloo, a man well versed in getting a round ball into a suspended net, and reportedly worth hundreds of millions because of that profound, productive talent:”

      I doubt if either you or I could flesh out what is particularly “productive” about a professional basketball player’s talent on the court. Other than for fun (sometimes we call it, “shits and giggles”) all this wealth-funneling for yard games is going to cease, and damn soon at that. I know, I know, there’s a shitload of people that max out their credit cards to purchase tickets to these “events”, but as we know, everything must end when the wherewithal no longer exists to support it.

      • Janos Skorenzy February 17, 2018 at 2:37 pm #

        Zulu was a great movie. It showed the spirit Whites used to have – and fighting ability was part of that. The Zulus certainly were brave men who knew how to die. But did they know how to live – as when they took White babies by the feet and dashed their heads against rock at the massacre at Blood River?

        • thwack February 17, 2018 at 4:31 pm #


          what are white babies doing in Africa?


          what are white babies doing in Africa at a place called “Blood River?”

          • Janos Skorenzy February 18, 2018 at 2:24 pm #

            They were creating South Africa. It’s not like there was a Nation like that already there. And the Black pastoralists were just coming in as well. South Africa isn’t theirs either. The natives were the Hottentots and Bushmen – who have even lower IQs than the Blacks and were treated horribly by them by the way.

            The river was named Blood River as it ran red with the blood of the innocents – killed by the Nee-Gro.

    • thwack February 17, 2018 at 6:46 pm #

      LeFraud James.

  55. tucsonspur February 17, 2018 at 3:27 am #

    WTF! It’s only $10 million. And maybe we’ll find something really tasty in the net!


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  56. FincaInTheMountains February 17, 2018 at 3:54 am #

    Eternal memory to the Great Russian poet Nikita Polenov

    Today was 4 years from the day of his death, the circumstances of which, as well as the circumstances of his life, were so amazing that it is simply impossible to tell about them. But I’ll still try to talk about his death.

    For 15 years we talked almost every day, with the exception of three years, which he spent in prison. We discussed everything: wine, women, literature, painting, history, politics, the tragedy of the Russian Church, the fate of the world and the salvation of mankind.

    I probably would not have survived during that time without these conversations with Nikita. I then just slowly but surely was going insane with complete hopelessness. And today it seems that the disorganization in the world, about which he spoke before his death, ended.

    It was not for nothing that the Lord drafted him into His acting army at that time.

    Last time we talked on February 2, when I was flying to Moscow with three hundred dollars in my pocket. And although he did not feel very well, but the problems of Ukraine worried us much more than health. And the next day he was taken to the hospital with a hernia, where he was made ct-scan and a tumor the size of a fist with metastases in the stomach was found in his liver.

    It was this tumor that pressed on the diaphragm, from which he gasped, and the hernia, which actually caused Nikita, in spite of his rules, to consult a doctor. It remains only to be surprised that he did not experience pain with such a tumor. Miracle! A few days later he was sent home with a referral to the hospice, and he spent several days at home.

    If I called him, we could say goodbye.

    He confessed, took communion, drank a shot of vodka to the road ahead and died at eleven in the morning.

    I set up the phone on Sunday morning and wanted to call him right away, but something held me back. I do not know how I would have survived this news, knowing that he was dying.

    Monks of the Greek monastery who came from Mount Athos, which the European Union intends to destroy by turning it into some kind of religious Disney theme park, were very fond of him and thanks to them he found the house where he lived for the last several years. In the winter they were his only neighbors and this house became for me a way of paradise on earth. They buried him in their cemetery and his grave became the second there. And he rests next to a monk, whom everyone regards as a saint and the miracles that occur there, can be attributed to him.

    In recent years he led the life of a deeply churched person: he prayed by the hour, fasted without indulgence, and all this with a humor, without pride and showy.

    When I found out about his death, in a few minutes I suddenly felt not a grief, but some relief. And that he is standing side by side. Now I sit and think about his life and involuntarily ask the question: “What if he was not only a great poet, but also …..”.

    And ten days ago I had no such idea, and I dreamed of returning him to versification and writing of literary and philosophical criticism, up to the restoration of necessary bureaucratic paperwork and getting the medical insurance necessary for a hernia operation.

    And look how it turned out. God works in mysterious ways.


    • ozone February 17, 2018 at 2:16 pm #

      “Concentrate and ask again”

      • PeteAtomic February 17, 2018 at 9:05 pm #

        ha ha ha

  57. volodya February 17, 2018 at 10:41 am #

    It’s interesting to note that the alleged criminal activities by these Russian meddlers stretch back to 2014. It’s also interesting to note that, despite the all-seeing apparatus of the surveillance state, these alleged criminal activities only became an issue along with the ascendancy of Donald Trump. Were these dastardly Russians not noticed way back before Trump became a candidate?

    Or is the issue not at all these alleged criminal activities, and whether they were on the radar screen of intelligence and law enforcement agencies, but rather the improbable nomination of Donald Trump and the election results of November 2016?

    The USA is a democracy only insofar as the results of elections and policy making align with elite interests. By “elite interests” I mean the interests of people at the pointy end of the economic pyramid and the so-called Deep State and the managerial and administrative clerisy of the pointy-enders.

    Any other result that DOESN’T align, either of an election or from legislative sausage-making, will be considered to be an affront to democracy and to democratic ideals, and an assault on the sensibilities of enlightened, educated people.

    The election of Donald Trump was not supposed to happen. What was SUPPOSED to happen is the election of Hillary Clinton and her co-president husband Bill. Hill and Bill had already made the rounds of corporate America and took home truck-loads of loot. Now, I’m just a simple mule-skinner, but since when do people get a quarter million bucks for a lame 45 minute speech? Doesn’t make sense to me, does it to you? And let’s not even talk about the Clinton Foundation and the Uranium One deal never mind Bill’s speech to Russian bank for which he allegedly got a cool half mil.

    And so the supposition was that after getting all that money, Bill and Hill could be trusted to look after the positions of those most wealthy Americans.

    But Trump was a loose cannon that said all kinds of things about the loss of industrial capacity to foreign regimes and the consequent loss of economic prospects and prosperity of a large segment of the American population, those commonly regarded as Deplorable. Can’t have that.

    And so the election results had to be invalidated and overturned. How to do this? Make the accusation of Russian interference and collusion between the Kremlin and the Trump campaign. One way to give credence to the charge of Russian interference is to actually lay criminal charges.

    That’s the idea behind the indictments. It does not matter one whit whether there’s any substance to the accusations or whether any of the activities were actually illegal.

    The mistake is to think that Mueller investigation has anything whatever to do with the administration of justice. It does not and never will. Mueller’s task is to overturn the results of an election that the Davos People and their lackeys and their Deep State guard dogs cannot live with.

    Believe yer lyin’ eyes. Most of the time things are exactly as they appear.

    • ozone February 17, 2018 at 2:28 pm #

      Now, now, V.,
      Are you saying that you don’t have implicit and automatic trust in the official pronouncements of the deep state and its organs of consensus manufacturing? You’ve got to stop following the flow of money, influence and power.

      — Whisper it with me —
      Oh, the horror, the horror!

      “The mistake is to think that Mueller investigation has anything whatever to do with the administration of justice. It does not and never will. Mueller’s task is to overturn the results of an election that the Davos People and their lackeys and their Deep State guard dogs cannot live with.”

      Shit. Truth overload. “Handle” the truth? We don’t want it within planetary distances! Woof!

    • tucsonspur February 17, 2018 at 4:01 pm #

      Nice take, V.

      I believe that Trump is disliked by the Davos crowd on a personal level. He seems to have helped them though, with his tax cuts, defense spending increases, potential profit for private capital in infrastructure, loosening regulations across the board, etc.

      Trump’s outspokenness was certainly anathema to the PTB.

      The picture on job repatriation and US corporate exit seems unclear to me.

      The Russia undermining began before Trump’s policies became evident. The so called elites may see him now as more helpful than harmful.

      I wonder if it isn’t simply more of a Clinton, Obama camarilla and their insatiable lust for power, using Mueller to get it back.

    • PeteAtomic February 17, 2018 at 8:22 pm #

      One thing that really strikes me is that how weak the Intel Chiefs feel their own country really is. If paying for an actor to dress up like Hillary in a prison outfit, and ‘fake’ BLM type movements on social media will disrupt the country so much– wow! It’s a house of cards.

  58. FincaInTheMountains February 17, 2018 at 11:21 am #

    I believe that’s the end of Mueller investigation.

    Deputy AG Rosenstein: No evidence election results were i…


  59. FincaInTheMountains February 17, 2018 at 11:28 am #

    Bill Still: What Happened to Gen. Mike Flynn?


    The Big Lie is in the fact that NOBODY is talking about what was the essence of General Flynn negotiations with Russian Ambassador Kislyak on the eve of the new 2017 year.

    For some reasons EVERYBODY assumes that it was about anti-Russian sanctions imposed by Obama for annexation of Crimea and events in Eastern Ukraine.

    But it was NOT the case!

    General Flynn was arranging a special flight to Moscow for 35 Russian diplomats and their families – over 100 persons – to avoid them being arrested, which would’ve been the worst diplomatic crisis since the seizure of American diplomats in Tehran Embassy in 1979!

    What could have been an adequate response by Russia to such seizure?

    A diplomatic note? Expelling American Diplomats from Moscow?

    Or a volley launch of ICBMs?


    • FincaInTheMountains February 17, 2018 at 12:20 pm #

      We have to give credit to Hillary and her Flying Monkeys – they did not spare an effort to unleash a nuclear conflict between US and Russia during the past year.

    • ozone February 17, 2018 at 2:32 pm #

      Sorry, but you’re likely linking to one of your own asinine comments. Dirty pool and a credibility killer. Too far.

      “Outlook not so good”

  60. messianicdruid February 17, 2018 at 12:44 pm #

    “Taking away someone’s right to do something is an act of violence — political or otherwise. In the United States, we have a tendency to enact laws against things we don’t like, and if someone still does something politicians say is bad, violence is committed against them in the form of punishment, fines, incarceration, and execution. After all, government is defined by its ‘moral’ exemption to use violence — if a soldier, cop, or other government agent commits violence at the behest of politicians or ‘the law,’ it’s in the name of the greater good — regardless of whether or not it’s actually moral. If members of the public use violence, they’re criminals, even if they also believe they’re advocating a ‘greater good.’

    So when you say armed guards should be put into every school, you’re endorsing an act of violence by taking someone’s tax money and spending it in a way they may disagree with. When you say “guns should be banned,” you are advocating violence by taking away someone else’s freedom because you think that particular liberty is dangerous, outdated, or arcane. Your desire to remove that freedom necessarily requires the use of violence on the part of armed government agents confiscating the gun or locking them up for failing to obey the edict.“

    How did the people we allow to run things for us obtain the authority to do things individuals cannot? Theft.

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    • K-Dog February 17, 2018 at 4:53 pm #

      “How did the people we allow to run things for us obtain the authority to do things individuals cannot? Theft.”

      Because those who would seek to share and confine themselves to appropriate limits are not the same kind of people who push to the front of the line and grab the whole pizza when the delivery guy comes with the order.

      Now it is your turn for a piece and you wonder where all the pizza went. You should have tripped the asshole who pushed to the front of the line and grabbed three but you waffled. Now you go hungry. Your fault.

  61. Janos Skorenzy February 17, 2018 at 2:30 pm #

    A hundred men shall try today. But only Three will make the Green Berets. Fighting Soul Jahs from the skies – Tora! Tora! Not Torah! JS


    The number of asylum seekers in Japan grew 80 percent to a record 19,628 in 2017 – but only 20 were accepted, the government said on Tuesday.

    Immigration is a controversial subject in Japan, where many pride themselves on cultural and ethnic homogeneity, even as the population ages and its workforce shrinks.

    Although a major donor to international aid organisations, Japan has been reluctant to relax asylum policies or allow in migrant blue-collar workers.

    The number of people seeking refugee status had been on the rise in recent years as people took advantage of a system that allowed applicants with valid visas to work while their refugee claims were reviewed, the justice ministry said.

    The government in mid-January limited the right to work only to those Japan regards as bona fide refugees.

    As a result, the average number of applicants a day in the second half of January fell by 50 percent from December, the ministry said.

    Of the 19,628 applicants in 2017, Filipinos accounted for a quarter, followed by Vietnamese and Sri Lankans, the preliminary data showed.

    Of the 20 people who won asylum last year, five were from Egypt, five from Syria and two from Afghanistan. The ministry declined to specify the nationalities of the remaining eight, citing concerns that they might be too easily identified.

    “Twenty people is way too few. Judging from our experience in refugee support, I believe more people should be accepted,” said Eri Ishikawa, of the Japan Association for Refugees.

    Japan accepted 28 people as refugees in 2016.

    • toktomi February 17, 2018 at 2:41 pm #

      And isn’t that working out just peachy?



      • Janos Skorenzy February 17, 2018 at 2:46 pm #

        The Japanese have plenty of diversity – of character, ability, appearance, etc. They are a complete whole in themselves – not to be compared with foolish factory style farming. As you know, Japan has been on the forefront of the development of organic farming.

        The real question is why you people want to wipe out this ancient people and culture? Maybe because they were on the wrong side in WW2? O perhaps you really do hate all races and cultures and won’t rest to all absorbed into a gray Borg like collective. And then you’ll call it Diversity….

        • toktomi February 17, 2018 at 4:04 pm #

          “…why you people…” is not a “real question”.

          It is, in fact, a pitiful intro to a not-so subtle, baseless, accusatory attack that you ought to save for someone of like intellect.


          • Janos Skorenzy February 17, 2018 at 4:22 pm #

            In other word, change the subject and begin an ad hominem attack because you know you’ve lost the argument.


          • thwack February 17, 2018 at 4:37 pm #

            The racists KINDA admire Japanese people; but its in a very passive aggressive way.

            They say the Japanese have a very “ant like” hive mentality lacking true creativity…

            But they never seem to connect this criticism to the Japanese monoracial culture they claim to admire and respect?

          • messianicdruid February 17, 2018 at 6:00 pm #

            “monoracial culture”

            Are you being redundant or simply making a distinction without a difference?

            I admire them because of their dedication to self-determination.

          • thwack February 17, 2018 at 6:43 pm #

            Like Africanized “killer bees?”

            Yellow Jackets are pretty determined too.

            I ran over some with a lawn mower one time and had to jump in a pool to escape them.

            When I told my white neighbor what happened, he took me in his shed and showed me his arsenal of chemical weapons.

            He had seen that movie before.

    • K-Dog February 17, 2018 at 4:55 pm #

      They would not let you in Janos. They are racist.

      • Janos Skorenzy February 17, 2018 at 8:54 pm #

        I know – and that’s the beauty of it. We don’t want them either. Thus we can be friends.

  62. toktomi February 17, 2018 at 2:37 pm #

    And twice a week now, hereabouts as in a plethora of other similar hangouts around the net, people come to express themselves apparently accepting that “IT” is all real, that the virtual entirety of the geopolitical landscape is not scripted theatre for the masses, that there are achievable objectives that the masses can pursue, that “The Matrix” was not a perfect metaphor for the programmed global delusion of the masses, and that this whole fucking mess is not soon to be disposed of.

    If yer not able right this moment to be in the process of gittin’ the hell outa Dodge, then at least, recognize that attempted escape is the only thing worthy of your attention from here on out [and probably for at least the last ten years].

    “Oh, but, ya right, the Russians were meddling, Toto.”
    And, “I’M OK – YOU’RE… [uh, well, a piece of shit]”

    “Hi yo, Silver, away!”
    “That’s easy for you to say, kemosabe.”


    don’t you have some bad guys to bomb instead of bothering all of these nice people?

    • Q. Shtik February 17, 2018 at 3:36 pm #

      ho, not yo

      • toktomi February 17, 2018 at 4:07 pm #

        Ya, “ho” is the way I remembered from my youth, but apparently YouTube likes “yo”. So, I’m like whatever.

        Approach gingerly with statements of fact. The fallout can be gruesome, I’m thinking.


  63. Billy Hill February 17, 2018 at 2:53 pm #

    snarkmatic wrote above:

    You, like most posters here, fall into the trap of over-generalizing instead of nuanced analysis. 90% of the lame-brained comments, like these to this blog are strictly based on emotion, desperate desire, and pre-selected belief. Anyone who regularly works with today’s graduate students would see such ridiculously uninformed statements as ludicrous.

    Sorry snark, I could not resist deconstructing just a bit. You accuse “most posters here” of over-generalizing. Indeed, you note 90% of lame-brained comments are not intellectually based. Very likely lacking in nuanced analysis. “Most posters?” “90%?” Since you work with graduate students I’m sure you get my drift…Maybe you were joking and it was all self-effacing. Very subtle, if so.

    Nevertheless I agree that observations such as “millenials suck” are not worth the effort to rebut. Hit delete and move on.

  64. FincaInTheMountains February 17, 2018 at 3:48 pm #


    Please stop agonizing over my posts – I am not writing to just irritate you, but for the sake of readers who, I believe still exist in Unites States and who are still capable of critical thinking.

    Right now I am working on a very important post which I will be ready to publish in a couple of hours about what is happening in the United States and where do we stand in continuing confrontation.

    There will be very concrete conclusions and you’ll be able to object to them on their merit, not just of general and intense dislike of my persona.

    You yourself obviously are unable to come with anything like that on your own since you are too busy ping-ponging back and forth meaningless trivialities with Volodya.

    • toktomi February 17, 2018 at 4:14 pm #

      The problem with “concrete” as with all things but especially so with concrete is that regardless of all efforts to the contrary, it has a very definite life span. Ultimately, all concrete will have been but a temporary illusion of some sort of permanence or reality.


      • FincaInTheMountains February 17, 2018 at 5:51 pm #

        you may be just exactly right about the life span, or about the flight time.

      • GreenAlba February 17, 2018 at 6:41 pm #

        The Romans were better at it. It took us a long time to re-invent it but ours doesn’t last as well as theirs.


    • Ol' Scratch February 17, 2018 at 4:20 pm #

      LOL! I like your style Finca. Equal parts idiot, savant, bullshit artist, and self-professed “expert.” Although much of what you assert here is almost certainly total bullshit, it never lacks for entertainment value all the same. KUDOS MY FRIEND!

      • K-Dog February 17, 2018 at 5:08 pm #

        LOL, yes if he want to think Ozone is agonizing over his posts we must let him and enjoy his chuckle too. Any dog that can take himself out for his own walk is a happy dog indeed.

      • FincaInTheMountains February 17, 2018 at 6:12 pm #

        Look who’s talking…

  65. Ol' Scratch February 17, 2018 at 4:31 pm #

    Better question: How much torque is required to do something like this?


    (Un)fortunately, I don’t abuse mine like this, so I can’t attest to the truth of this personally, but I feel quite confident in saying that it’s true nonetheless.

    Petroleum based fuels + electricity + technologies based on same = one helluva bang, for a time at least.

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    • stelmosfire February 17, 2018 at 5:25 pm #

      I’m not much impressed Scratch. I can do a burnout like that with my wife’s Korean made piece of crap Genesis coupe and I am sure it handles a lot better than that Dodge gas hog.

  66. thwack February 17, 2018 at 4:50 pm #

    Another Trump hating lefty Journalist gets hung by his own petard:


    • K-Dog February 17, 2018 at 5:03 pm #

      Some kind of mutiny. No details given at all. Poor reporting. An objective time-line documenting his dismissal process would have provided some clues but with no details at all we know nothing. He could be innocent or guilty. All we know he is fired.

      • thwack February 17, 2018 at 6:35 pm #

        He was fired based on complaints from SJWs they hired who grew up without fathers, and therefore had no concept of “tough love…”; or being pushed hard to see what you are made of…

        Just sayin

    • Q. Shtik February 17, 2018 at 6:56 pm #

      hoist, not hung.

  67. FincaInTheMountains February 17, 2018 at 4:56 pm #

    Fifteen men on the dead man’s chest—
    …Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!

    Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island (1883)

    Thirteen men on the Mueller’s Chest

    Now there are so many important events in the world that I can not physically analyze them and present the results of this analysis to you. So I decided to draw a picture from the bird’s flight so to speak, and then try to detail it in other posts.

    But this approach assumes that history makes sense, and the story I want to tell turns into nonsense without Wagner’s Private Military Company.

    The fact is that in the last two weeks there have been very large changes in the United States, but you can understand these changes only if you acknowledge that they occurred as a result of the realization by a significant part of the American elite that if they continue the old policy, this will lead to a nuclear war.

    Moreover, the policy they have led up to this point has already led to war, and it is urgent to do something to prevent this war from becoming nuclear.

    The next day after the incident General Mattis was summoned to Congress and asked how and why he, having inflicted a devastating blow to the Syrian troops in the vicinity of the city of Khasham, which included Russian mercenaries, drew the US into a global war.

    And how during the interrogation he bleated and hiccupped, that he did not know anything and that the war had come by itself.

    I then (and many others as well) did not yet know all the horror of what happened, but of course it was immediately obvious to me that this was a provocation, especially considering that on February 3, that is, four days before the incident, a Russian fighter was shot down, and two days after that incident, an Israeli fighter was shot down against the backdrop of universal confidence that the Syrian air defense could not shoot down the Israeli F-16 in principle and therefore it was shot down by the Russians.

    But at first I thought that the goal of this provocation was to force Russia into retaliatory actions and use them to impeach Donald Trump – for that it would be enough the death of 5 Special Forces with unofficial mission and a downed Russian fighter. In the end, not only the United States have the newest MANPADS, and it is not so difficult to send 5 Special Forces who will get close to the US base and shoot something down like a helicopter with 20 US commandos.

    And the American elite, in principle, did not object to such provocations, but it turned out that the quantity turned into quality and in fact something fundamentally different happened.

    Suffice it to say that because of this incident, Secretary of Defense Mattis was dragged out of his bed in the middle of the night to talk to the Congressmen in elevated tones, and he was bleating only because on his way he was told details that the Congressmen did not know yet and these details frightened him even more than them, and General Matisse is difficult to frighten with anything other than nuclear war.

    Naturally, after reading the American press, it’s hard not to come to the conclusion that on the way to the Congress Gen. Mattis in the car was informed that for this provocation very significant forces were concentrated in advance: artillery, including multiple rocket launchers, and tactical and strategic aviation and stealth fighter jets and helicopters Apache and much more, and all the latest modifications, in theory, top secret.

    And he was probably told that all these forces were concentrated in advance, that is, long before the Wagner Group began moving towards the oil rigs and the US military base in the vicinity of Khasham, and also that there is no doubt that the Russian president was made aware of these facts by the strategic intelligence of the Russian Federation.


    Such operational power is not needed to destroy a group of special forces and can not be quickly assembled even after the Russian PMCs suddenly cross to the left bank of Euphrates River and start moving towards the city of Khasham.

    Moreover, in principle, such power can not be concentrated by just some CIA operative; for this, an order of the US President or at least an order of the head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Dunford is required, and the order given in advance on the basis of intelligence about preparation of an attack by the enemy army.

    Well, or the order of the head of the Deep State whose existence after this incident has become a geopolitical reality!

    Well, when the next day after the fall of the Israeli fighter five minutes after the departure from Domodedovo, the Russian plane AN-148 fell and the main pro-Trump resource INFOWARS reported that high-ranking Rosatom employees were flying on this plane, being key witnesses in the Uranium One case, everything became clear definitively.

    Well, I do not believe in such coincidences, especially when you consider that on the eve of all these provocations, it was the Uranium One affair that allowed Trump to deploy against Hillary Clinton the investigation of Russia’s interference in the American election process. And deploy in such way that the rat really felt pushed into the corner.

    And now it is already known from multiple sources that the AN-148 has fallen so that the bodies of passengers and crew have been scattered to 14 thousand pieces and they are still being searched for at a distance of 5 kilometers from the place of the fall, and officials are forced to tell the nonsense that the pilots did not press a button that they press at each take-off, reporting this to the ship’s commander aloud, naturally memorizing these reports as poems by heart.

    But finally, in this case, I was persuaded in the truthfulness of Alex Jones story that these Rosatom employees flew not to Moscow and not to Leningrad, but to Orsk, 8 kilometers from which there is the Novotroitsky metallurgical facility “Ural Steel”, without which it is no longer possible to operate not only Russian, but also American nuclear power stations.


  68. janet February 17, 2018 at 4:57 pm #

    Agitprop is the name of the game on CFN with so many anti-Black, anti-immigrant, homophobic, and anti-semitic comments …. comments that reflect the mind of this week’s shooter in Florida…

    “Cruz wrote that he hated, “jews, ni**ers, immigrants.”

    He talked about killing Mexicans, keeping black people in chains and cutting their necks. The statements were not made in jest.

    There are hundreds of racist messages, racist memes and racist Instagram videos posted in the group.

    One member even joked about Cruz’s particular venomousness, saying that although he hated black people, too, he didn’t “to a point I wanna kill the (sic) like nick.”

    Cruz said he hated black people simply because they were black; Cruz hated Jews because he believed they wanted to destroy the world.

    After one member expressed hatred for gay people, Cruz agreed, saying, “Shoot them in the back of head.”

    White women drew Cruz’s hatred as well, specifically those in interracial relationships, whom he referred to repeatedly as traitors.”

    Sound familiar janos, ol scratch, tuconspur, elysianfield, etc?

    • K-Dog February 17, 2018 at 5:55 pm #

      You could have made the Instagram source more clear but I was able to figure it out, Google, and find your references. Kept me busy for a few but that is Ok because you left out that Cruz had an association with:

      Republic of Florida (ROF)

      * ROF is a Florida-based white supremacist group whose goal is to form a white ethno-state in Florida.

      * ROF borrows paramilitary concepts from the militia movement and engages in paramilitary training.

      * ROF attends events organized by other white supremacist groups and spreads its hateful and anti-Semitic propaganda online.

      Trained with them. They gave him the skills to kill a few.

      “Three former classmates told ABC News that Cruz was seen with Jereb and was part of the ROF. Jereb told the ADL that his group had not ordered Cruz to shoot up the school.

      The ROF is known to have young, white, male members and to promote violence, such as gun ownership and knife fighting. The group has also been linked with the far-right League of the South.”

      More in common with janos, tuconspur, elysianfield and a few.

      Ol’scratch, may be in the clear unless you can quote something?

      But enough blog gossip. In JHK’s ‘Harrows of Spring’ we have the ‘Foxfire Republic mixing it up with ‘New Africa trading massacres of 10,000 at a time or something like that. The Janos boys in Tennessee even in the depths of collapse continue to blame others for their troubles, The blood of both sides flows red when fields should be worked.

      Up in Union Grove even genteel blacks have all died of the Spanish flu so there are no issues with race in JHK land. And in that faraway land of Cascadia in the far west across the vast empty plains where we have our own world made by hand we are all getting along just fine. Competition here is about who can give the best barbecue. Thankfully Asoka remained in DC when it blew up. He would have been a contender.

      • elysianfield February 17, 2018 at 7:02 pm #

        The ROF is known to have young, white, male members and to promote violence, such as gun ownership and knife fighting. The group has also been linked with the far-right League of the South.”

        More in common with janos, tuconspur, elysianfield and a few.

        I learn more about myself every day….

        • K-Dog February 18, 2018 at 4:11 am #

          Ok, that was janets list and she is going to have to defend its veracity relative to individual members. I wasn’t so comfortable going with a list but her point is valid in that Janos is not alone so I did. Now I distance myself from it.

          So, my apologies to tuconspur and elysianfield. Janos is what he is and we all know it.

          • tucsonspur February 18, 2018 at 4:06 pm #

            Thank you. Drastic associations indeed. This seems to be an appropriate time to again state my position on racial issues.

            I don’t hate any human being just because of their skin color or religion. Everyone deserves dignity and respect until they prove otherwise. I do, however, recognize differences between the races. I may joke and show disrespect at times, but this is more directed at the absurdity of things, and not hatefully aimed at skin color itself or whatever. Exceptions may apply. I believe that I do “hate” any member of ISIS, for example.

            If and when it comes down to it, I support the White race over other races. It is my race, and overall I’m proud of it.
            It is on these “macro” racial issues where confusion reigns, and where one’s strategic racial position is deformed and changed into low level racial hate, to have you branded and ostracized.

      • Janos Skorenzy February 17, 2018 at 8:57 pm #

        That factoid may be a scam put forward by 4chan. My sources now report he was a biological Jew and hated the fact.

    • messianicdruid February 17, 2018 at 6:07 pm #

      IOW he made himself into the perfect patsie for another “drill”.

  69. FincaInTheMountains February 17, 2018 at 5:40 pm #

    Thirteen men on the Mueller’s Chest, Part 2

    All these events can not happen within one week by accident, and if not by accident, then it should be recognized that Humanity (not Russia and not the US, but Humanity) has faced such a threat that it have not known before.

    It is crystal clear that the Deep State has set itself the goal of provoking a direct clash of the three forces that the followers of Mr. Schicklgruber are accusing of defeating the Third Reich and they do not care that this clash can easily turn into a global nuclear conflict.

    Or who has doubts that, having received an atomic bomb in 1945, Hitler would not refrain from using it?

    And I repeat once again that it is not enough to provoke such a conflict with the death of five mercenaries or even five commandos.

    And now Bastinda, having warmed up on the Russian fighter jet, gives an order to her man in Moscow to send Wagner’s PMC near the city of Khasham, where she prepared for them a sufficiently powerful detachment of the Flying Monkeys (and Nunes’ Memorandum left no doubt that such a person exists in Moscow and not one). After that, she begins nervously rubbing her sweaty hands, imagining how Putin will decide to whom and how to make an ultimatum – to Trump, who is powerless to control the flying monkeys, or to her, who really controls America.

    I hope that someday we will learn about how Trump called Putin himself to express his condolences in connection with the fall of the above-mentioned AN-148, and at the same time convinced him that he could achieve obedience from the Flying Monkeys, and their mistress was already on the Freedom Island, freedom that she loves so much that she can not eat.

    But yesterday I decided to look at the stock market, which recently is an excellent indicator of the tensions in the American elite and the essence of geopolitical events, I saw the Dow Jones begin to fall catastrophically after a news report appeared in the news feed that special prosecutor Mueller, who had been hanging over the head of Trump for a year, like a Sword of Damocles, finally brought charges against 13 Russians, and how the Dow Jones turned around and started even more catastrophically for Hillary to grow after in the news line it was reported that Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein, whose duties include overseeing the investigation of Mueller, explained that there was no evidence of cooperation between the Americans and Russian trolls.

    Particular attention is drawn to the fact that among the 13 Russian trolls against which special prosecutor Mueller brought charges, Mr. Prigogine is the number one, whom the news feed announced as personal cook of Putin and the chief financier of Wagner’s group, which was destroyed near Khasham.

    • FincaInTheMountains February 17, 2018 at 5:57 pm #

      Clarification: Freedom Island is how Russians refer to Cuba.

  70. wolfie52 February 17, 2018 at 7:42 pm #

    Jim has been saying for a year, there was no Russian interference. YES. THERE WAS. It has been known and is fact. Frankly I am beginning to doubt whether Mr Kunstler is run by a Russian “bot” army.

    Serioulsy, the “deep state” doesn’t care about Trump. They run their own little empire and if you had read “Brothers…” by D Talbot, you would know that even back in the ’60’s the President had no control and little information about what they were doing. They are well established now and the average politician has no clue they are dupes.

    SHeeze, Jim, being wrong about energy, stock markets, cars, etc can make you cranky, but denial is not the answer. Open your mind read…I am done. No more blogs or books written by JHK.

    Sorry, I have lost all respect for JHK. He is just the angry, lonely, but well spoken CRANK on the corner, shouting “The end of the world is here”. #sad

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    • 100th Avatar February 17, 2018 at 9:13 pm #

      Yeah, the Russians made millions of Americans across the nation hate the prospect of having to vote for Hillary Clinton. Hate that they were reduced to a vote to a certifiable sociopath and pathological liar to avoid voting for a cartoonish buffoon. Yeah, that’s it.

  71. 100th Avatar February 17, 2018 at 9:09 pm #

    “Readers may wonder why I did not devote this space to the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. It is exactly what you get in a society that wants to erase behavioral boundaries. It is especially dangerous where adolescent boys are concerned. The country has a gigantic boundary problem. We have also created perfect conditions — between the anomie of suburbia and the dreariness of our school systems — to induce explosions of violent despair. That’s why these things happen.”

    I blame the end of pre-frontal lobotomies and electro-shock therapy.
    Instead we have pharmaceutics. Pharmaceutics with homicidal side-effects. Pharmaceutics that can be quit at any time. Pharmaceutics that make people a lot of money. A lot of money. No more visits to uncle Tommy, drooling on himself in a wheelchair, at the sanitarium. Now uncle Tommy has powerful drugs, and powerful rifles, and powerful rights.

  72. Janos Skorenzy February 18, 2018 at 12:40 am #

    Remember brothers, Trump will not save us. JS – Janos Skywalker

    Getting Ready for the Change by John Young

    Those who have been around a while know that warnings of our people being demographically submerged in their own countries have been issued for over 100 years. Whether it was Lothrop Stoddard’s “Rising Tide of Color” written in 1920, Madison Grant’s “Passing of the Great Race,” George Lincoln Rockwell in the 1950’s and 1960’s, William Pierce in the 1970’s through 1990’s … plenty of people with keen intellect and substantial education have recognized the danger and warned us of its coming. And they issued those warnings at substantial personal cost.

    Though you might see modern educators or journalists — or scientists whose jobs depend on it — “debunking” these men or merely writing them off as “racists,” these were all serious men with serious minds. Madison Grant graduated from Yale early, with honors — long before our educational system was dumbed down. Lothrop Stoddard graduated from Harvard magna cum laude. George Lincoln Rockwell was a naval commander at a time when such ranks were only available to our best and brightest, and William Pierce was a PhD physicist.

    These were all well-educated and intelligent men of wide learning and broad experience. They were far from merely ivory tower intellectuals, but men with a commitment to Western civilization and its people. Though, in hindsight, we might disagree with some of what they said or did, the validity and sincerity of their warnings is beyond question because those warnings are coming true right now.

    Of course, European Americans United, through our members and through Frank Roman and I, have also issued these warnings. And just as with those who came before us, those warnings have been considered by some, and ignored by most.

    And this is to be expected. It is a fact of human nature that Thomas Jefferson recognized so clearly that he put it right in the Declaration of Independence: we will tolerate evil so long as it is tolerable.

    Of course, by the time it becomes intolerable, it will be too late to change matters democratically at a national level.

    Most major cities in the United States are majority non-white already. A year ago, the majority of births in the United States were non-white. We have already reached the tipping point where, unless there is dramatic action at a national level to return non-whites to their homelands, our conversion to a majority non-white country is unavoidable.

    Though President Trump is certainly making better efforts than his predecessors — calling for an end to Chain Migration and the Diversity Lottery among other proposals, these alone are not enough. Right now, the differential in birthrates of those already in the country is enough to effectuate our demographic displacement.

    A lot of factors are at work here.

    The first and simplest is sheer greed on the part of people who want cheap labor. That is what brought slaves — first European and then African — to our shores and saddled us with race problems to this very day that should never have existed. Even now, that is a major driving force for both legal and illegal immigration — whether it is a Mexican working in a slaughter house for $5 a day and living 5-people to a room with people alternating sleep-shifts in a bed, or coders imported from India at cut-rate wages who will be sent back if they dare to complain.

    We like to think otherwise, but a large driving force for this going back to the very beginnings of the Industrial Revolution has been our mercantile classes wanting cheap labor. And since these classes are wealthy enough to insulate their immediate families from the social results, they simply don’t care.

    In most modern cases, it is a clear matter of privatizing the profits from cheap labor, but socializing the costs as these laborers draw public benefits in order to survive, with those benefits paid for via taxes from our shrinking paychecks.

    Another major factor has been the influence of a subset of Jews in the political process. Driven by the fear that a racially homogeneous country would somehow become “Nazi” and mass-gas them, a certain subset of Jews has peddled influence quite effectively to overturn our original European-only immigration laws that had existed since before the Bill of Rights was even ratified. They succeeded in 1965 and since that time they have succeeded in birthright citizenship — where anyone who happens to be here and gives birth, gives birth to an instant citizen, diversity lotteries, chain immigration and more.

    Though this was initially peddled by organized Jewish groups, who were very successful due to the horror of World War II and a gullible public who feared repeating past mistakes, it was quickly seized upon by our native left wing as a way to change the politics of this country by changing its demography.

    Today, other than the desire for cheap labor, it is the goal of power-hungry harpies like Elizabeth Warren to change the demographics of this country for the sole purpose of securing their power that they can use like third-world tyrants.

    You see, you can predict the outcome of an election by demographics alone. If you know the demographics of a region, you know how an election will proceed and the only real variable is turn-out. Blacks in America vote 90%+ democrat. Hispanics vote 80%+ democrat. Jews and Asians vote 70%+ democrat. It is only white people who don’t reliably completely vote democrat, although certain subsets of white people — single women, gay activists, people employed directly or indirectly by government — also reliably vote Democrat though by lesser margins.

    The original Clinton Coalition as well as the Coalition of the Ascendant that brought Obama to power is composed of non-whites, gays, single women, government employees, etc. That coalition is large enough that already, unless the remaining white people vote completely as a block, modern elections have come down to razor thin margins. Don’t forget that even in the last election, Hillary Clinton won the popular vote.

    So the basic Democratic plan is to change the demography of the country in order to secure power, and they outright admitted this strategy in a leaked memo.

    And you can see with the scandal of the wire taps on Trump just how quickly this country was transforming — under just one presidency — into a banana republic. To quickly recap, Hillary Clinton paid a firm that hired a guy who had worked for both the FBI and MI-5 to compile a scandalous fake dossier that would justify wiretapping Trump. The spy they hired also wrote a newspaper article extolling the virtues of the dossier he had compiled. The fake dossier and the newspaper article were used as justification to get a FISA warrant to wiretap a presidential candidate.

    That’s banana republic stuff right there. It’s the kind of thing you expect in Venezuela, but not here. Or, at least, not in a white America.

    Right now, Trump is buying us a reprieve in that the demographic shift is happening a bit more slowly than originally planned. But that is all.

    In order to prevent that shift, we would have to ship back ALL of our illegal aliens, everyone on an H1-B visa, abolish birthright citizenship, jail anyone who hired an illegal alien, abolish the diversity lottery and abolish chain immigration as well as stop taking refugees and asylum seekers. If we did all of that AND rebuilt the American family so we’d have fewer single white people running around as voters, we’d have a chance. (Incidentally, when you write or call your Congress Critters, this paragraph contains exactly what you should demand of them.)

    But unless the 2018 mid-term elections go extremely well, it’s pretty unlikely we will get all of this. And because white people are divided due to self-interest of using government as an income source as well as some of us simply being misinformed, we don’t block vote the way people from other ethnic groups do.

    Unfortunately, you will not see white people block voting “so long as evil is tolerable.”

    There is already considerable evil that people do not realize. Analysis of the Color of Crime report indicates white people are victims of violent crimes at the hands of non-whites about one million times a year. But unless it happens to you personally or to a person you know first-hand, you are unlikely to hear about it because legacy media has long had a policy of not reporting these crimes because they “confirm negative stereotypes.”

    And a lot of our people live in majority non-white cities, and they never feel at risk because those cities are massively subsidized by the rest of the country, and because our people tend to live apart from the more … um … diverse elements. And we also have a powerful ability to lie to ourselves and express maladaptive altruism. I’m reminded of a story I read recently of a woman in Europe raped by a migrant who refused to report the rape for fear doing so would confirm stereotypes.

    Our own government under Obama stopped collecting the race of the perpetrators of crimes — just as the Swedish government has done — in order to avoid people learning of the problems unless they experience them first-hand.

    So the average white person is not even aware of what is bubbling under the surface, or the extreme danger awaiting them.

    In Haiti, when the colonial powers abandoned their rule and gave the African slaves their freedom, they promptly slaughtered every single person on the island who was white or even of mixed race. In Zimbabwe today it is basically open season on white people. In South Africa, the remaining white people live in fear in fortified encampments.

    What is waiting to happen goes far beyond the banana republic shenanigans of the Obama administration. In every single case in history where white people have relinquished power — willingly or unwillingly — to a majority non-white demographic, the results have been as I have described in other places. This pattern has held true for hundreds of years.

    You can see hints of it already when Antifa mobs can attack peaceful white people exercising free speech with absolute immunity to prosecution, while a white person who simply defends himself from a violent attack using pepper spray is charged with serious crimes. Even though it may be technically illegal to physically attack a white person for having the audacity to exist, in many jurisdictions it is like jaywalking — a crime that isn’t prosecuted.

    There are already a million violent attacks on white people every year.

    What will it be like when white people effectively have no electoral power to enforce their rights as human beings?

    You can already see the rhetoric openly on Twitter with emboldened leftists calling for our extermination. Articles calling for the destruction of our DNA, and calling our DNA an “abomination” are openly published in college newspapers.

    It’s coming.

    For now, get in touch with our Congress Critters with your list of demands. It DOES make a difference — not with all of them, but with some.

    And stay tuned. There are ways to assure our survival in the trying times that will surely come, times when white people will have no choice but to vote as a block if they want to survive.

    • FincaInTheMountains February 18, 2018 at 5:50 am #

      Deep State is the National Socialist Party of Germany (Amerika)

      • Janos Skorenzy February 18, 2018 at 2:20 pm #

        That’s a complete 100% lie, a 180 degree divergence from the Truth – since the American Elite violently opposed to Western Culture and the continuation of the White Race. So they Cannot Be National Socialists.

        It’s not easy to be so wrong. It’s hardly by chance. You know what you are doing and that’s why you’re a devil.

  73. FincaInTheMountains February 18, 2018 at 7:15 am #

    Let the Great Purge of Federal Law Enforcement From Hillary’s Flying Monkeys Begin!

    Apparently, the Federal law enforcement agencies are so busy trying to overthrow the constitutionally elected President of the United States, they have very little time to do their job.

    Trump blasts FBI over Parkland shooting, says ‘too much time’ spent on Russia probe


    Judge Jeanine Blasts FBI

    • tucsonspur February 18, 2018 at 3:17 pm #

      Exactly what I’ve been calling for!

      Here comes da Judge! (“Roy Bean” Jeanine?) If only Trump had this diction and conviction.

      Enough of horse face Mueller and his submissive mares. Geld Mueller and jail Hillary.

  74. venuspluto67 February 18, 2018 at 7:26 am #

    According to the “Moon of Alabama” blog, The “Russian Influence” is a commercial marketing scheme. The New McCarthyism marches on! :-0

    • FincaInTheMountains February 18, 2018 at 7:54 am #

      I do not know why Colin Powell needed a vial with a white powder, but they say that since then American politicans, when they need to lie about something, put such vial in their pocket, and then there is no sin in lying and it comes smoothly across!

      And believing in crossing fingers is not fashionable any more.

      • venuspluto67 February 18, 2018 at 10:51 am #

        Maybe it’s a secret signal about whose side they’re really on. After all, take the “d” out of “white powder”, and what do you get? (Janos should like that one!) 😀

      • messianicdruid February 18, 2018 at 2:01 pm #

        “And believing in crossing fingers is not fashionable any more.”

        Repent before you lie.


        • Janos Skorenzy February 18, 2018 at 5:19 pm #

          Ever read about Pym Fortuyn, the Homo martyred by the Muslims? You don’t have to be a traitor to your race just because you’re “gay”.

  75. FincaInTheMountains February 18, 2018 at 8:09 am #

    The Conspiracy Theory

    That a high-ranking Roman officer organized the Great Conspiracy of Satanists in Europe, bringing together the pagan Celts, German barbarians, followers of civil Roman religions, including Mithrianism, Arian-Visigoths and intellectuals of the Platonic Academy in their quest to prevent the formation of the Christian Roman Empire.


    And apparently, this conspiracy is alive and well in our days, especially in European Union which made anti-Christianity its official religion.

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  76. FincaInTheMountains February 18, 2018 at 12:18 pm #

    We should keep Mueller for a bachelor party in Vegas.

    Blue Pill or Red Pill?


    What do you take for your hangover? Tetranoll or Aspirin?

  77. BackRowHeckler February 18, 2018 at 3:21 pm #

    wait a minute.

    Economic Tsunami?

    Eric Hosner, a so so 1st baseman with the KC Royals, was just tendered a $150 million contract by the San Diego Padres.

    that’s $21 million per year.

    He’ll probably hit about .285 with 90 RBI and 22 home runs.

    Jim’s right when he states just about every activity in the US is nothing more than a racket.


    • BackRowHeckler February 18, 2018 at 11:20 pm #

      I know they’re numbered. But Hosmer will still be collecting his 500k per week, and he ain’t no Lou Gehrig or Hank Greenberg.

      He ain’t even Boog Powell.


  78. volodya February 18, 2018 at 3:47 pm #

    Ozone (the horror, the horror) and Tusconspur,and Peteatomic

    well, the problem with Trump was his shit-disturbing the Deplorables, you know, making those low-down morons and fascists think that they actually have legitimate interests.

    As all right-thinking people know, you must not give those people the idea that they occupy a societal position worthy of any consideration except for generous lashings of contempt and outright hate.

    Trump may try to buy his way into high-society with tax cuts. But this just increases high-society contempt. Nope, if he did things the way that Bill and Hillary did, he might have a small chance.

    See, Bill did what Trump did in making the rich even richer, in Bill’s case, with bank de-regulation and shepherding NAFTA. But make no mistake, these displays of power by politicians are anathema to the Oligarchs, even if it’s Oligarchs that lobby for these actions.

    But then when Hill and Bill TOOK money from the wealthy, via their absurd speaking engagements, they won the good regard of Manhattan moneymen. Not just small bits of money mind you, but rather some impressive amounts, in the tens of millions.

    What Hill and Bill did with their outstretched palms, was to signal to the Oligarchs that they knew their own place in the scheme of things ie who has wealth and power. It told the Oligarchs that the Clintons value what the Oligarchs value, that the Clintons are reliable.

    Trump hasn’t cottoned onto this. I doubt that he will.

    • tucsonspur February 18, 2018 at 6:44 pm #

      To think that Bill Clinton was up from Arkansas of all places, and still made the club.

      But he was polished despite the razorback associations, attending Georgetown U, Oxford, as a Rhodes scholar, and Yale.

      He was also young, with no money to speak of. There evolved a dual sided cultivation, from his early days on Lemmon Ave. in Dallas all the way to the White House and after. He was smooth alright, so smooth that Toni Morrison called him our first black president.

      Trump is out of NYC with all the savoir faire of a drunken bashibazouk. And he had money to flaunt. He was dyed in the wool rich and gauche. Old and incapable of being shaped to the desired representation upon reaching the presidency. Compare Obama also.

      The Elites like it smooth. Smooth and sleek like their cars. Smooth and supple like their woman. Smooth like their drinks, and smooth like their cigars. Smooth like their marble floors.

      You could say it all comes down to image and personality. Trump is just too rough around all the edges to make the club. But he did slip into Davos, wanted or not.


  79. janet February 18, 2018 at 5:33 pm #

    Trump’s collusion with Russia has been obvious since he had the Republican Party platform changed (re: Russian invasion of Ukraine) up to his present day refusal to authorize the sanctions on Russia that were voted by an overwhelming bipartisan vote of Congress.

    Mueller is collecting evidence of Trump-Russian collusion. Trump’s weekend tweet storm means Trump is spooked by how many of his associates Mueller has flipped.

    If collusion was a “hoax” there wouldn’t be so many people pleading guilty re: Russia meddling … including boots on the ground on US soil organizing pro-Trump campaign events.

    Meanwhile, the thirteen indicted Russians risk arrest and extradition if they dare travel outside Russia.

    • FincaInTheMountains February 18, 2018 at 6:41 pm #

      Meanwhile, the thirteen indicted Russians risk arrest and extradition if they dare travel outside Russia

      Are you one of them?

    • BackRowHeckler February 18, 2018 at 10:04 pm #

      Little Jane, it getting late. Have the cats been fed?

  80. Elrond Hubbard February 18, 2018 at 6:42 pm #

    This speech should be required viewing for every American:


    Young Emma Gonzalez has done herself and her generation enormous credit. Just consider, though: so intransigent are the gun lobby and the gun culture, and so derelict have politicians been for generations, that they have forced the hands of vulnerable teenagers to stand up in simple defense of their own lives. Most of those who died in Florida this past week were too young to take up arms and defend their country. But they were not too young to pay the price demanded by political paranoids who worship the means of violence.

    The video above is sufficient evidence of the following: To be a high school student today in the USA is to understand, beyond all doubt, that an ascendant faction considers your life expendable. The gun lobby prefers its political pet theory to the lives and safety of children. Let them deny the stink all they want — we know them in our nose.

    Take up the cry: We call B.S.. Enough is enough!

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    • FincaInTheMountains February 18, 2018 at 6:52 pm #

      Mass shootings in US are a by-product of Clinton’s liberal-nazi propaganda, have nothing to do with gun laws.

    • FincaInTheMountains February 18, 2018 at 7:04 pm #

      LiberNazis wants to take away the guns for the same reason I cut the horns of the cows on my finca – makes the herd substantially more manageable.

    • tucsonspur February 18, 2018 at 7:20 pm #

      If anyone of these shootings could have and should have been stopped by the FBI, this is the one. The FBI must be purged and cleansed and made great again.

      I believe that 23 y/o Seung Cho used handguns to kill 32 at Virginia Tech. Diagnosed with anxiety disorders. Most if not all School shooters were younger? Maybe age restrictions with severe penalties for violation would be a start.

      • messianicdruid February 18, 2018 at 9:56 pm #

        Was Seung Che on an SSRI?

        “The website PsychDrugShooters.com details over 100 school shootings carried out by individuals who were taking psychiatric medications…

        The left-wing media, predictably, exploits every school shooting to push its agenda of repealing the Second Amendment and confiscating guns from law-abiding citizens, turning the United State of America into a police state where a corrupt government has a monopoly of firepower. But they refuse to consider the mind-altering effects of psychiatric medication, which emerges in nearly every school shooting in recent memory.“


    • elysianfield February 18, 2018 at 8:19 pm #

      Trite, emotional drivel from the mouths of children. Do you find basic human truths in their statements (…guns are harmful to children and other living things)? Well, so are cell phones and bachelor uncles…. Their lives are expendable? Well Elrond, understand that we ALL are expendable.

      The ignorant little twits that are marching to Washington would give up any personal freedom for a transient sense of security…in this I have no quarrel, assuming their own freedoms, not mine. But asking me to give up my personal freedom over their sense of victimhood, or for your own personal sense of rectitude, just ain’t gonna happen.

      • BackRowHeckler February 18, 2018 at 9:56 pm #


        There was one of these school massacres in May, 1927, in the town of Bath, Michigan, 45 people killed.

        The weapons were dynamite and a .38 caliber revolver.

        The culprit was the head of the Board of Ed., an elecrical engineer who was angry that the board, over his objections, had voted funds to expand the school. So he took direct action, the kind of political action you don’t see much of anymore except by the Muzzies. Using his access, one night he wired the place with dynamite. The next day he set off the charges and shot survivors as they ran out of the building, including the principal and the superindent of schools. Fortunately, only half the school exploded, which kept down the casualty list.

        Checking records here at the newspaper it was a one day story, May, 17, 1927. After that there was no more said about it. Remember that was the year of Lindbergh, Babe Ruth, Jack Dempsey and The Great Gatsby.

        It just to show ya, as it says in Eccleastes, there’s nothing new under the sun.

        At any rate, I hope they don’t crack down on Marlins, Winchesters or any other lever action rifles, or single action Colt model Ps. You never know.


      • Elrond Hubbard February 18, 2018 at 11:25 pm #


        Reading your dismissal, one thing is abundantly clear: You haven’t watched the speech. I know this because the speech has actual content. While it is passionate (as it damn well should be), it is neither trite, nor drivel, but impressively articulate — all the more so considering her age. If you have seen or heard any part of it, it’s clear you have given no actual thought to what she has to say. You prefer ignorance to consideration.

        So here’s my offer: I will donate one hundred U.S. dollars to the reputable charity or political organization of your choice. Yes, that includes the National Rifle Association if you feel like it. I will get a receipt for the donation, and I will post that receipt publicly on the web. There will be no room for doubt.

        All you have to do is write an accurate summary, in your own words, of Emma Gonzalez’ speech and post it in JHK’s comments section by Friday. No less than 200 words, no more than 500; but they must be your own. (Hint: this post is 209 words long.)

        It’s put up or shut up time. I’m putting my money where my mouth is; now let’s see you act like a man.

        • stelmosfire February 19, 2018 at 9:14 am #

          Who will be the judge for the accuracy and conciseness of the 200 word summary? I vote for Q to be the judge if he will accept the assignment.

      • GreenAlba February 19, 2018 at 7:29 am #

        “But asking me to give up my personal freedom over their sense of victimhood, or for your own personal sense of rectitude, just ain’t gonna happen.”

        Like the girl said, all I hear is ‘mine, mine, mine…’

    • BackRowHeckler February 18, 2018 at 10:02 pm #

      In the USA, or in Canada?

    • Janos Skorenzy February 18, 2018 at 11:09 pm #

      Is that the bald dyke? You really think anybody cares what people like that think? I LOVE the way you people have lost ALL of your political smarts!

      • GreenAlba February 19, 2018 at 7:27 am #

        “Is that the bald dyke? You really think anybody cares what people like that think? ”

        Shame on you. You are a disgrace to ‘your’ people.

  81. FincaInTheMountains February 18, 2018 at 7:25 pm #

    Hillary Clinton is headed to a Peter Thiel’s bunker in New Zealand

    Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be in Australia and New Zealand to talk about her experiences …


    The fatuous folly of the super rich and their plans to escape the apocalypse in New Zealand


    I’d rather see her headed for Gitmo in an orange jumpsuit. Bad news for US East Coast.

    • BackRowHeckler February 18, 2018 at 9:59 pm #

      Hey Finca, are you one of the Rooskis who got indicted?

      If so, you are safe up in Leningrad. They won’t be coming over that far to get you. So blog on, my friend.


  82. messianicdruid February 18, 2018 at 9:48 pm #

    “Show me a law that will prevent the next mass shooting.” Trey Gowdy

    “Following the Las Vegas shooting, Feinstein was asked if there were laws that could have prevented the shooting?

    “I don’t know. I would have to take a good look at that and really study it. I’m not sure there is any set of laws that could have prevented it,” she told NBC’s Chuck Todd.”


    • messianicdruid February 18, 2018 at 10:10 pm #

      All the way back in 1991, former US Navy Intelligence Briefing Team member Milton William Cooper wrote a book titled “Behold A Pale Horse” within which he reveals a wealth of great information long hidden from the public eye, some dating all the way back to the 1940’s. Elaborating upon the assassination of John F. Kennedy, UFO’s and ‘the secret government’, on page 225 of his book, Cooper dropped the following bombshell paragraph that should be looked at much more deeply in light of what recently happened in Florida.:

      “The government encouraged the manufacture and importation of military firearms for the criminals to use. This is intended to foster a feeling of insecurity, which would lead the American people to voluntarily disarm themselves by passing laws against firearms. Using drugs and hypnosis on mental patients in a process called Orion, the CIA inculcated the desire in these people to open fire on schoolyards and thus inflame the antigun lobby. This plan is well under way, and so far is working perfectly. The middle class is begging the government to do away with the 2nd amendment.”

      With the ‘secret government’ that Cooper warned of long ago now confirmed, it’s time to take another look at that shocking paragraph, particularly in light of new revelations coming out about the ‘event’ in Florida which ANP and other independent news websites have warned was likely coming as the globalists seek to continue their ‘take down of America’.

      • Janos Skorenzy February 18, 2018 at 11:16 pm #

        Who is organizing these young Leftist “victims”? They’ve been weaponized!

        Interesting find. Most of the shooters have been on anti-depressants which may be enough in and of themselves. Add to that an evil therapist, and a murderer is born. This kid wouldn’t have taken much adjustment at all.

        • BackRowHeckler February 18, 2018 at 11:35 pm #

          What type weapon do Mike Bloomberg’s 17 man permanent security detail carry? I’m thinking those little H&K 9mm submachine guns, made in Germany. Of course they’d have access to any weapons they might need, up to and including .308 AR10s. Sure they’re expensive, but Mr. Gun Control can afford the best.


  83. janet February 19, 2018 at 12:36 am #

    Who is organizing these young Leftist “victims”?

    When people feel threatened with personal extinction, they kind of just self organize.

    Isn’t that how it is with you white supremacists? Or, who is organizing you?

  84. FincaInTheMountains February 19, 2018 at 4:10 am #

    Hey Finca, are you one of the Rooskis who got indicted? == brh

    Firstly, I have never posted here on “false pretenses” or trying to pass as “US person” – you may remember a lively discussion on this forum when I first came up – can a “Russian Finca” participate in “American Forum”.

    Secondly, the whole Mueller’s indictment is a bullshit cover-up story – even according to Washington Post they just cut and pasted some article by the Russian journalist that appeared a few years ago in Russian media.

    They even have not done any decent intelligence work on this one. Pretty sloppy work, but they just don’t seem to care.


    Thirdly, such trolling operations are dime a dozen – for example US and NATO runs some major ones out of Ukraine using Russian-speaking trolls. Russia in that respect is still far behind.

    Finally, if it is a cover-up story, the question is – what the hell they are covering up?

    We just had an unauthorized use of American military assets – and a lot of them! – against a major nuclear power in the Syrian city of Khasham.

    Do you understand what that means? An open insurrection against the US Government.

    You just don’t do shit like that, unless you have some major “insurance policy”.

    And I do not want to even speculate what that “insurance policy” may be.

  85. FincaInTheMountains February 19, 2018 at 5:45 am #

    The tragedy of the situation is that you have Putin and Trump who do not want a major conflict with a potential for a mass casualties among the population, and you have a Deep State headed by Hillary who appears not giving a flying fuck, and you have a clueless public that is willing to discuss all that US Media wants it to discuss, except for what really matters and you have intelligentsia that refuses to switch on their brains.

    I hope I am wrong.

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  86. ozone February 19, 2018 at 9:04 am #

    Richard Moser reflects my opinion of what the investigation into this thin gruel of an “attack” on American freedom and de-mock-racy looks like.

    “Mueller’s recent move [indictment of 13 untouchables] covers himself, hides the investigation’s lack of substance and lays the ground work for more. Mueller is achieving the true goals of an inquisition: enforcing political discipline and conformity at home and promoting war preparations abroad. This inquisition diverts us from a terrible truth: American democracy was destroyed by our own hands. The corporate empire killed American democracy.” — RM

    This will be the Forever Investigation by UberState bagman Mueller. After all, just like the Global War of Terror, it’s not meant to end, it’s meant to divide and distract the lumpen. Hint: It’s working. Moser goes on from there to talk of election fraud and neo-con chicanery. (Let us not forget *what* Mueller was and is.)

    “Why would Mueller attack a system that he is so much a part of? Mueller has been a loyal member of the machine enabling wars, silencing whistleblowers and permitting torture since he was appointed to head the FBI by George W. Bush. Mueller dutifully repeated lies that bought us the war in Iraq.

    So the inquisition will roll on as it is intended to do. How else can we explain that a year’s worth of investigation has produced no electronic evidence of collusion despite having the world’s largest surveillance system at its disposal? The scene of the alleged crime — the DNC computers and servers — have yet to be inspected; Seth Rich’s computers — the same; two key witness, Julian Assange and Craig Murray have never been interviewed by the investigation. The inquisition is not interested in evidence it is not interested in!” –RM

    “Our job however is to resist being drawn into the bottomless pit of palace politics and to organize a real resistance to empire, war and corporate power. For that we obviously cannot rely upon Mueller, the FBI or any political elites. Either we the people do it or it doesn’t get done.” –RM

    By the lights of that last paragraph (though it be a too-late and futile indictment and warning) you can be assured that the authoritarian Uber State is not your (or the entire world’s) friend — and neither are those who promote and defend It. Some can be found right here on this board, so you can guess why I’m highly suspicious of their motives.

    • FincaInTheMountains February 19, 2018 at 9:43 am #

      Some specifics, please.

      What’s your take on the Khasham situation? According to Russian sources, some 300 Russian soldiers were killed in the ambush, more wounded.

      Both Russia and US are trying to minimize the damage.


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