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…perhaps, you can see how the dangerous mischief of RussiaGate, Hillary Clinton’s spoofish punkery that Russia “interfered” in the 2016 election, mutated into a foreign policy psychosis….

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For three decades, since the old Soviet Union ended in a whimper, reincarnated Russia asked “the West” for very little, almost nothing, really, certainly not the kind of “aid” that the USA used like a fungo-bat to beat lesser states around the world into hegemonic submission. All Russia asked, after seventy-five years of mass formation communist insanity, was to be treated once again like a normal European nation. Early on, Russia even floated a possible application to NATO, which NATO laughed off — among many other insults to follow.

But slowly after 1991, and then all at once, Europe and the USA fell under their own mass formation spell, apparently at the instigation of a certain Schwabenklaus and his WEF factotums implanted throughout Western Civ, like poison raisins in a fruitcake, rendering the EU members and the USA insane, which is to say no longer able to entertain normal relations with others.

And so, by February of 2022, you get this coalition of lunatic countries — preoccupied at home with the rankest political degeneracy disguised as virtue — provoking a proxy war in Ukraine with the aim of impoverishing, humiliating, and weakening Russia. And despite the massive funding and training of a 200,000-man Ukrainian military poised against the Donbas, the whole thing collapsed in misadventure as a strategic Russian meat-grinder chewed through the West’s proxy army like so much lunchmeat… bringing us up-to-date.

As the psychologist Mattias Desmet points out in his just-published book, The Psychology of Totalitarianism, the people tragically locked into a mass formation develop, among many other delusions and psychopathologies, the grandiose idea that they have an ethical duty to destroy other nations. Hence, perhaps, you can see how the dangerous mischief of RussiaGate, Hillary Clinton’s spoofish punkery that Russia “interfered” in the 2016 election, mutated into an American foreign policy psychosis.

By “Hillary Clinton” you must understand I refer not just to the Flying Reptile of Chappaqua herself, but the Party of Chaos she helped create out of the diverse-and-inclusive body parts stitched together from the graveyard of Leftist politics — socialists, communists, feminists, anarchists, Maoists, and Gawd-knows whatever other diverse ists this increasingly crazed coalition of Jacobin maniacs could enlist for beating a path straight into World War Three.

Now, having flopped in the Ukraine theater of conflict, and to the tune of their anthem, Get Russia, the Party of Chaos enters into a suicide pact with NATO as its useful idiot. They are using recent NATO draftee Lithuania to block the movement of railroad shipments between Russia proper and the geographically stranded province known as Kaliningrad Oblast shoehorned on the Baltic Coast between Lithuania and Poland. Kaliningrad had been swapped around by the principalities and kingdoms of the region from time immemorial. Its valuable ice-free port was annexed by Russia in 1758, traded variously to Poland and Prussia since then, and landed back in Russia’s possession after the Second World War. Thus, blocking transport from Russia to Kaliningrad Oblast might be construed as an act of war. Smooth move, NATO….

Britain is banging war drums the loudest at the moment. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, having made a suet pudding of his country’s economy, apparently thinks that World War Three will be a welcome diversion from Old Blighty’s nauseating whirl down the drain of broken empires. Germany, led by the empty suit Olaf Scholz, begins to squirm a little as it contemplates its blunder of going along with “Joe Biden’s” anti-Russia sanctions — which comes down to burning the furniture to stay warm this coming Christmas. France’s Macron just got drubbed in the National Assembly elections and is calling weakly for talks with Russia, as if…. Anyway, Mr. Putin is no longer in the mood for that, having been dissed, demonized, without relent for years, and lately demonetized by the West’s banking system. I love my country and all (though not so much the regime currently running it), but can you blame the Russian president? Hillary can, of course, and still does to this day, and where’s her credibility at now, exactly?

“Joe Biden,” meanwhile, acted out the perfect metaphor illustrating where the USA is at when, on Saturday, in perfect weather, and on-vacation (as usual) at the Delaware beach (because there’s so little to do in Washington these days), he cruised his bicycle into a gentle stop for a photo op with the locals and proceeded to flop over on his side like a 99-cent gyroscope that just can’t keep a’spinnin’ on its poorly-machined axis. That’s kind of like how America will fight a land war in Europe with our army of “vaccinated” myocarditis victims hoisting the rainbow battle flag into the fray.

Speaking of war… the “Joe Biden” regime is already at war with its own citizens, you know, so we’re poised on the edge of the worst sort of a two-front war: at home and abroad. Late last week, and surely with the connivance of the FDA, CDC, and the NIH, the American Board of Internal Medicine threatened to yank Dr. Peter McCullough’s medical license for “providing false and inaccurate information to patients.” Dr. McCullough has been at the forefront of the battle to provide early treatment protocols for Covid-19 that were systematically banned by US government public health agencies for the sole purpose of preserving the emergency use authorization that protects pharma companies from liability for “vaccines” that don’t prevent transmission of disease and have produced millions of injuries including thousands of deaths.

They are messing with the wrong doctor. He has the goods on these malevolent idiots. If he brings a case against them in a court of law, Dr. McCullough, the most published, peer-reviewed cardiologist in the world, is going to prove definitively just how the people of the USA were defrauded and injured by Big Pharma and our own government, and eventually a lot of the people involved will go to jail, or worse, and they know it. That is, if anything is left standing in our country after “Joe Biden” starts World War Three.

For those of you interested in the theory of mass formation, I’ve just posted my podcast with Mattias Desmet from Ghent University, Belgium, the author of The Psychology of Totalitarianism.


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  1. Walter B June 20, 2022 at 9:37 am #

    Excellent James, one of your best works ever! You summed it up perfectly and I continue to come to you for all the news that’s fit to print, disinformation be damned!

    I watched a Catherine Austin Fitts interview on USA Watchdog yesterday that was as excellent as they always are what a woman, now there’s another great candidate for leadership to add to Tulsi Gabbard regardless of what anyone is packing in their drawers. She mentioned a vaccination campaign that was launched in Kenya almost ten years ago and the movie that she noted is a must watch. Apparently Big Pharma and the W.H.O. don’t believe that black lives matter and need to be prevented before they start. Check it out folks, the plandemic was not the first attempt to wipe us out…..

    https://infertilitymovie.org/a-diabolical-agenda/

  2. Disaffected June 20, 2022 at 9:40 am #

    If he brings a case against them in a court of law, Dr. McCullough, the most published, peer-reviewed cardiologist in the world, is going to prove definitively just how the people of the USA were defrauded and injured by Big Pharma and our own government, and eventually a lot of the people involved will go to jail, or worse, and they know it.

    Ahh, Jim! You had me right up until you uttered the phrase “in a court of law.” The courts have been usurped already, or haven’t you heard? They’ll be no relief coming from that quarter. The action will have to be a little more kinetic this time around, I’m afraid.

    Disaffected– You’re a bit too snidely and cavalierly cynical about the courts. Not every judge in the USA is bought off. I don’t like your patronizing tone either. — JHK Admin

    • Disaffected June 20, 2022 at 9:41 am #

      “There’ll.” Contraction of there will.

    • Walter B June 20, 2022 at 9:45 am #

      Yes, I believe that it was during one of Jim’s podcasts that Dr. David Martin answered the question of how did Big Pharma get to the point where they could break any laws they chose and own the government. His answer was that once the Judicial System was made to be as corrupt as the other two branches of the government, that anything goes, nothing really matters, and no one really cares.

    • teddyboy46 June 20, 2022 at 10:10 am #

      I totally agree.

    • elysianfield June 20, 2022 at 10:39 am #

      Dis,
      It might never make it into a court of law. I have it on good authority that Dr. McCullough has actionable evidence of crimes committed by Hillary Clinton…and, further, that he has been screwing Jodie Foster….*

      Maybe…who knows?

      • redrock June 20, 2022 at 9:44 pm #

        ain’t jody a les???

        • elysianfield June 21, 2022 at 10:54 am #

          Rock,
          Maybe, but John Hinkley was recently released from prison…soooo….

    • Night Owl June 20, 2022 at 11:00 am #

      Dis,

      As Jim said, not all judges are bought off. Rainer Fuellmich and co. have developed a rather extensive network of legal professionals in multiple countries, and he has on many occasions (including recently) pointed out that they have had quite a bit of success in the US with regard to developing their coming legal challenges.

      The courts are quite bad in some of the European countries, particularly here in Germany, where Merkel had the gall to invite the head of the German Verfassungsgericht to a dinner right before the start of the most drastic measures. And the court has likewise, voted to uphold nearly all of their criminal actions to date.

      Federalism is still alive in the US, and the judiciary likewise appears to still be (at least in part) operating independently of these cockroaches.

      There is a reason OSF (a tentacle of WEF) dumps so much money into local elections. That is how you take over the institutions of an entire country.

      • Hereward the Woke June 20, 2022 at 1:21 pm #

        I side with Dis on this one. Sure, there are still a few good men out there, but there is far too much corruption in our legal system.

        • justanotherguy June 20, 2022 at 5:52 pm #

          if there is a question of the rectitude of the courts and the doj, i offer what’s been allowed to kavenaugh.

          pour encourager les autres.

    • Disaffected June 20, 2022 at 11:19 am #

      Sorry, Jim. No, not all judges are bought off, but enough are to get the job done. Can’t do anything about the tone, I’m afraid.

      • Bilejones June 20, 2022 at 2:57 pm #

        I agree. Jim is wrong on this one.
        The treatment of the Jan 6th prisoners is a perfect illustration of the purpose and practice of the US legal system today.
        In trivial matters, it’s hit and miss and you stand a chance of justice, In matters touching the elites it’s a one-way street.

        • justanotherguy June 20, 2022 at 5:53 pm #

          agreed, another good example bile.

        • Edge Lord 101 June 20, 2022 at 9:26 pm #

          Correct!! Correct!!! Correct!
          And every federal judge who threw injunction after injunction at the Trump machine while Biden marches on with virtual impunity.

          Then you have Trump’s own AG’s who both backstabbed him.

          The justice system is beyond corrupted.
          Again, we’re talking about career judges/lawyers. Judges are lawyers in a muumuu. The same assholes the clueless and feckless voters call “leaders”

        • Anthea June 22, 2022 at 8:07 am #

          @ Bilejones:

          I have seen many, many examples of judicial corruption, even in “trivial matters” at the local level–and absolute lawlessness among local government officials. Then you have the police, which is a whole ‘nother can of worms.

          Corruption is pervasive to the point where I think everyone in the system takes it for granted that that’s the way things work and the way things are done.

          My information is that bribing lawyers and judges is so pervasive as to virtually be the norm. One of my old friends who owned a lot of rental properties told me that he became so disgusted with this that he set up a couple of lawyers and a judge to accept bribes with marked bills and got them disbarred.

          The city government in the small city where I used to live had a scheme for stealing people’s property. When someone purchased a property, the city printed out a condemnation notice on the printer in their office and tacked it up on the property. No judicial proceeding was involved. Then they’d send the city cop around to arrest the new owner for living in a condemned property. The purpose of this was to allow city government officials or their relatives to buy the property for pennies. This was a fairly common practice during the real estate bubble leading up to 2008. They stopped doing that when real estate prices collapsed, but for several years various city officials were apparently convinced that they were going to get rich from stealing people’s residential properties for pennies and (theoretically) re-selling them for inflated prices. This didn’t work out well for them in the end, but they caused a lot of people a lot of grief.

          The city had another game going with regard to city tax sales. Some years ago, cities were allowed to hold tax sales separately from the county tax sales. A person could buy a property for about $35 or so in delinquent city taxes. I knew of a case where the county court ruled in favor of the holder of the city collector’s deed against a purchaser’s warranty deed–even ignoring proof that the purchaser had redeemed the back city taxes within the legally required timeframe. I assume the judge was bribed. (It’s complicated, I know, but the ruling in this case was INSANE.)

          Shenanigans of this kind were literally rampant during the pre-2008 real estate bubble.

          Then you have the cops. The main job of the town’s city cop was 1) to protect the local drug dealer from being arrested by county or state cops, and 2) to protect him from competition from other local drug dealers. Our local drug dealer was the son of a city council woman, who was, conincidentally, very wealthy. The drug dealer thus remained in business unmolested by law enforcement for ten or fifteen years. To all appearances, the city cop was also acting as a kind of silent partner in the business–collecting his bribe and (it appeared) selling confiscated drugs to the drug dealer. (Local people knew the meet-up location. The cop and the drug dealer always did their meet-up late at night at the bottom of a steep hill where it was pitch dark. This was just down the hill from where I lived.)

          Eventually the state police came around to arrest our local drug dealer–but not without our city cop taking pains to hide the drug dealer’s illegal weapons in his squad car and back him up with a cover story.

          At the county level, too, the county prosecuting attorney allows “connected” people to commit crimes. If you are “connected,” you will never be prosecuted for criminal activity.

          Pre-2008, a property dispute could proceed to the point where one of the disputants (the “connected” one) was threatening children at their school bus stop (a federal crime), and nothing would be done.

          Long story short: This shit has been going on for AT LEAST 20 years. It’s standard operating proceedure.

    • Paula D June 20, 2022 at 12:08 pm #

      It reminds me of the refusal of so many judges to hear any cases of election fraud in 2020. They clearly don’t want to have a “UPS” driver come to their house and shoot their spouse and child.
      Then the shitlib Dems turn around and use their abject cowardice to “prove” that there was no evidence of election fraud.
      The corruption coupled with the idiocy boggles the mind.
      Remember when Cheney took Scalia duckhunting right before the case about his energy task force came to the Supreme Court?
      Entitled clueless Americans may be convinced that there is no end to the crude bubbly on the planet, but Cheney is not that naive. We still don’t know what that task force had to say about getting their hands on the remaining oil, but we do know that the US invaded Iraq and Libya and is currently occupying Syria and stealing its oil.
      Oh, and then there’s the attacks on Russia.

      • Rowdypiglet June 20, 2022 at 12:59 pm #

        What really gets to me is being told by hopeless idiots that the cases failed and there was no proof of fraud, when in fact they were never heard! And if it makes you upset enough to pursue it (as I did with a few relatives) and show them actual proof that the cases never came to trial, and the idiotic reasons given for refusing them, they just repeat what they already said: there was no fraud! You can’t argue with what is essentially a well trained parrot.

        • Paula D June 20, 2022 at 1:22 pm #

          I have also found that out.

          • Ishabaka June 20, 2022 at 4:25 pm #

            This is the essential fact of Wokeism – it is a fundamentalist religion. As such, its believers cannot be persuaded by facts and logic. Imagine trying to persuade a fundamentalist Islamist that Allah is not the One God using facts and logic. It’s the same as trying to persuade your Woke relatives the courts refused to hear the cases of election fraud.

          • Paula D June 20, 2022 at 8:09 pm #

            Great analogy. You are right.

        • redrock June 20, 2022 at 9:55 pm #

          You cannot present facts to or use logic with a liberal. Their minds have been corrupted with ignorance.

  3. Disaffected June 20, 2022 at 9:44 am #

    ‘Nothing Will Be As Before’

    https://thesaker.is/nothing-will-be-as-before/

    Thus, the first or military stage is coming to an end and should be over later this summer. However, this is only the start. The New Ukraine has to be formed. Then there is the demilitarisation and denazification of the rest of Eastern Europe. And there is the economic war, declared by the West, to be finished. On 17June at the International Economic Forum in his native Saint Petersburg, President Putin said:

    ‘After the Cold War the USA declared itself to be the emissaries of God on Earth, without any responsibility, only with interests….Today’s changes in economics and in international politics are tectonic and revolutionary. The Western elites are in a state of delusion, clinging on to the shadow of the past and denying changing reality…Nothing will be as before…The EU has definitively lost its political sovereignty. The current situation in Europe will lead to an outburst of radicalism and in the probable future a change of elites’.

    Here is the future.

    • mitchellc June 20, 2022 at 10:06 am #

      I think we can rightfully conclude that Jim does know what is actually happening, but prefers to continue fishing the political waters. Not necessarily from a rank predilection for trolling his reading audience, but rather his long established default setting.

      For one, are we to honestly conclude that a loose coalition of defectives and degenerates actually wield real political influence? Or in reality, do these misfits simply provide an easily manipulated front for actual deep states policies?

      Speaking of which, following Jim’s thesis, countries have seemingly devolved into silly squabbling nations under the thrall of the self same political theatrics. However, the inconvenient truth is based on very real resource scarcity and limits to growth.

      Taken in that context, the West finds itself strategically boxed in no differently than Japan in 1941. We needed to make a move to secure future sources and we have, in just a slightly less abrupt manner than pearl & singapore.

      That doesn’t negate what this conflict (and all territory disputes going back eons in time) is about; if you understand, than all foreign and domestic policies make perfect sense.

      Elite thinkers intend on both surviving and remaining in control. Losers can go to the devil for all they care.
      .

      • Walter B June 20, 2022 at 10:31 am #

        I think that our host understand that his messages must contain at least some form of hope for correction even if events tell a story that has no hope at all. Without hope far too many people give up and lie down to await the inevitable.

        Walter B– No, you’re wrong about that. I’m not trying to be Norman Vincent Peale… not blowing smoke up anyone’s ass with “positive thinking” — just calling it as I see it. So, please don’t try to psychoanalyze me or report what you imagine think. — JHK Admin

        There are far too few fools like me to whom hope is unnecessary because all that really matters is to keep fighting. Victory is not nearly as valuable as fighting for what is right and just!

        Once a sporting event is over, who cares anymore, it was the competition that had the true value.

        • Walter B June 20, 2022 at 10:57 am #

          I stand corrected sir, my apology.

          • Hands4u June 20, 2022 at 12:41 pm #

            Another book written back in the late 40’s by Wilhelm Reich with a similar title to The Book JHK references is- The Mass Psychology of Fascism.

          • Greg June 20, 2022 at 1:37 pm #

            Walter, I think that Jim is correct that there remain some honest judges in the judiciary; and I believe that, here and there, we have honest people in the other branches. A determined minority of uncorrupted officials remain our best hope against things going kinetic, that, and a heaping dose of Divine Providence, as had happened during The Revolutionary War. At the level of at least some of the individual States, there may be enough resolve to support State nullification of unconstitutional laws, such as may issue from a packed court.

          • messianicdruid June 20, 2022 at 4:06 pm #

            Time to pull home your Senators and starve the DC ?

          • Alzaebo June 20, 2022 at 7:05 pm #

            I stand with you, Walter, you are ever a man of class.

            Jim, please, we cherish those threads of light. Sometimes all does seem lost.

            That FDA Saturday vote announced the death of White civilization, backed up by nuclear exchange.

            I am grateful for your reminders that good men like Walter B. refuse to surrender, as do you.

      • Greg June 20, 2022 at 1:21 pm #

        I agree that growing resource scarcity is the driver. In a better world, the nations could have cooperated with each other to make the most of the resources that remain; Heinberg’s proposed Oil Depletion Protocol is one example. Patents that would have significantly alleviated the scarcity problem would not have been suppressed and/or reserved strictly for military purposes. The late Jay Hanson who ran dieoff.com concluded from his research that: 1) Growing resource scarcity is real, but that 2) human beings are wired for maximizing their use and control of resources, as a way of attracting mates. Call it Hanson’s Tragedy because that humanity is doomed to always overshoot available resources until the Four Horsemen arrive to restore equilibrium. (A science fiction version of Hanson’s Tragedy was “The Mote In God’s Eye”, in which the alien “Moties” had to get pregnant or die.”)

        • justanotherguy June 20, 2022 at 8:21 pm #

          the elephant in the living room is whether 7 billion souls or more can occupy this planet on an ongoing basis without causing a some kind of catastrophe.

          there have been observations of many kinds, both with critters and with more base physical chemistry systems that demonstrate the nature of systems collapse.

          malthus had the ideas that had been apparently discredited, but his predicted outcomes have been kept a bay by cheap and easy energy – everyone here is at least passing familiar. but i am also equally sure that nuclear energy technology is capable of re-arranging our energy use, and perhaps enabling even more productive use of the entire planet.

          my problem with the wef and elite is how they are positioning all this as a ‘heads i win, tails you lose’ game. we all have a stake, so none of this should be done in secret. can we all open our eyes without going nuts like at the beginning of ww1… i say that’s the only approach that leaves our humanity intact. noah yuval harrari be damned.

    • Amman June 20, 2022 at 11:41 am #

      Clear and plain words. I don’t understand why UK seeks war though – they would be the first victim.

      • Beryl of Oyl June 20, 2022 at 12:00 pm #

        Maybe to divert attention away from their crimes against humanity?

        • Rowdypiglet June 20, 2022 at 12:49 pm #

          Boris has been the most deranged PM since Tony Blair. I had great hopes for him, but he has zealously avoided addressing any of Britain’s many ruinous situations and has made them worse whenever possible. They’re migrant situation is even more tragic than ours, because it’s a small island and can’t hope to accommodate the population of Africa.

          • boarwild June 20, 2022 at 2:42 pm #

            Last thing we need to be doing is following Great Britain’s lead; history proves they’re the world’s biggest liars & most duplicitous actors. For example: in WW1 they started a PR campaign that accused German soldiers of practicing cannibalism on Belgian children, armed merchant ships in direct contravention of the Geneva Convention (which directly led to Germany’s practice of “Unrestricted Submarine Warfare, I.e. “sink on sight”) allowed unescorted passenger ships to continue sailing in war zones, loaded those passenger ships with munitions (see “Lusitania, sinking of”) & lied repeatedly to get us into WW1 – & WW II for that matter.

            If the Germans weren’t so poor @ PR themselves they could’ve turned the tables on them.

          • justanotherguy June 20, 2022 at 8:26 pm #

            i just finished the book “The Guns of August” by Barbara Tuchman.

            i have read several histories of war in the 20th century, and ‘Guns…” is claimed by many to be one of the most comprehensive accounts of the conditions prior to and during the first month of the war.

            nowhere does she mention how churchill at that time rearranged the british navy to move from coal to oil fired, nor was there any mention of how ‘great’ britian played the great game around access to oil in the worldwide sense and maneuvered the world into war to maintain their supra european worldwide empire.

            that history was clearly written by the victors.

          • Jarek June 20, 2022 at 8:43 pm #

            Yes, Churchill was fighting on the side of the International Bankers, the proto-Globalists while Hitler was fighting against them and for Western Civilization.

            At last you see.

          • justanotherguy June 20, 2022 at 8:58 pm #

            hitler was financed by the union bank of new york, whose president was…

            wait for it…

            prescott bush, father of ghw bush.

          • justanotherguy June 20, 2022 at 9:00 pm #

            and don’t patronize me with any of this “at last you see” bs, boy.

          • Jarek June 20, 2022 at 10:32 pm #

            Yes, the Elite play both sides, as in the Civil War. A foot in every door, money on every number on the wheel. But consider: Do you think they didn’t care who won the Civil War or World War Two?

            Of course they did. They didn’t want an aristocratic neo-classicist agricultural state in the American South. And they didn’t want National Socialism to triumph either. So, who got more aid do you think?

            BUT, if somehow Germany had prevailed or tied, they’d have an In. This is their method.

        • Amman June 20, 2022 at 5:44 pm #

          ..and thereby sacrifice the whole freakin’ island?

      • MaryQueen June 20, 2022 at 1:04 pm #

        I think the psychos in charge do have a level of masochism that perhaps we don’t quite understand.

        I think $$ and power are much like alcohol, and the people infested with it behave very similarly.

        At some point the alcoholic is downright suicidal, whether intentionally or not.

        • Amman June 20, 2022 at 5:55 pm #

          –When these people see they are going to lose everything, they lose it.

      • happiface June 20, 2022 at 1:19 pm #

        the uk-you mean the stinking pile of dung known as the “crown” who has spread more misery over the last 1000 years than the rest of the world combined? that little island of royal filth is going to to be reduced to smoldering ash along with Germ many and lots of euro land when nato,usa makes a mis step one too many in the coming year and a few months–will give you the aproximate date,Nov of next year…bye

      • Hereward the Woke June 20, 2022 at 1:26 pm #

        Amman, because we still think we’re a leading world power and want to play in the Big League! We aren’t called America’s Poodle for nothing! I loved the buffoon in charge of our armed forces saying how our sturdy troops had to be ready to take on the Russians – on the very same day he reduced the size of our army to its smallest level in modern history.

        • Bilejones June 20, 2022 at 3:11 pm #

          The British Army consists of about 80k men women and trannies.Assuming a tooth to tail ratio of about 1:8 (lets be generous, that’s a little over 8,000 fighters in the field.

          They ain’t beating Russia with that.

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tooth-to-tail_ratio

          • Amman June 21, 2022 at 3:26 pm #

            Also, a broken will. That’s from above.

      • GreenAlba June 20, 2022 at 4:21 pm #

        “I don’t understand why UK seeks war though – they would be the first victim.”

        ‘The UK’ doesn’t seek war. We have what Brian Gerrish rightly says should be considered a government of occupation. They want war, because they are following orders from the vipers’ nest in the City of London. But I do wonder about the delusion of invulnerability, from which the likes of Boris Johnson seem to suffer. It’s not like Downing Street would be magically spared by a Russian nuke.

        • Amman June 20, 2022 at 6:28 pm #

          It’s just psyops and emotional EARfare. They said that? Let’s say this! sort of thing.

          • Amman June 23, 2022 at 2:57 am #

            UPDATE: After reading the latest headlines 6/23/2022, I am taking the above back.

      • Not_GeorgeT June 20, 2022 at 7:36 pm #

        It would appear, historically, a union of some sort between Russia and Germany would have been detrimental to the British. They likely still think this to be the case.

        Over the past 100+ years their empire has shrunk. The days when ‘the sun never set on the British Empire’ are over. It appears they have not quite caught up to the reality of the situation.

        Mackinder’s Heartland Theory is still in operation, my opinion. It likely contributed to the beginnings of two world wars and regional conflicts. Hopefully it has run enough of a course to be an idea with greatly depleted power backing it this time around.

        I’ll offer the American Empire is probably where the British one was 100+ years ago, it’s just a different flavor of empire. The decline might be accelerated by the entitlement state which has emerged in the US.

        Who will be next? Brazil has come along as a bellwether through the centuries. Who is their current major trading partner? Over the last few decades China has emerged to eclipse the United States in this category for both import and export.

        I don’t think this is a news flash, rather it is a situation (Brazil) which has historic roots back to at least the Portuguese Empire.

    • Amman June 20, 2022 at 12:01 pm #

      A rupture between the western Europe and the USA.

    • Hereward the Woke June 20, 2022 at 1:23 pm #

      The Saker irritates me at times with his refusal to listen to arguments that go against his biases. However, this time he is spot on. And the move against Kaliningrad is pure insanity. As Jim suggests, they really DO want WW3, don’t they?

      • Caelan MacIntyre (Whirlwind Worm) June 20, 2022 at 3:57 pm #

        I’ve written this before but Russia as a State is too big anyway, so attempting to whittle it down in size/scope a little might help.

        As an anarchist, it’s like a bunch of enemies fighting each other: Let them go at it.

        As for WW3 breaking out, I doubt it, and some of that might just be yet more fear-mongering/FUD. Keep the masses in a state of FUD and help in some level of control over them.

        If I’m wrong, and WW3 does break out, well, we’re all going to die anyway.
        If I’m too irradiated, I’ll just throw myself off some tall building somewhere. Maybe I’ll land on some irresponsible ‘elite’.

        • Alzaebo June 20, 2022 at 7:09 pm #

          Maybe I’ll get to grab one and carry him over with me.

          • justanotherguy June 20, 2022 at 8:42 pm #

            him? preferred pronouns, remember.

            it/shit

      • Amman June 21, 2022 at 6:04 pm #

        Maybe they don’t know what they want. Maybe they just don’t know anything… I dunno.

    • Caelan MacIntyre (Whirlwind Worm) June 20, 2022 at 3:48 pm #

      “The current situation in Europe will lead to an outburst of radicalism and in the probable future a change of elites”. ~ Putin, via Disaffected

      A ‘change of elites’ just seems like shuffling certain set of cards in a deck stacked against most everyone else.

    • JohnAZ June 20, 2022 at 3:54 pm #

      In other words, once you have become King of the Mountain, everyone else wants to knock you off.

      Human nature.

      • justanotherguy June 20, 2022 at 9:02 pm #

        the kind of power inherent in being king of the mountain strips one of one’s humanity.

        the original sin.

        lord acton, etc.

    • Night Owl June 20, 2022 at 5:54 pm #

      Is “The Saker” still banning people who challenge him on his support for the pretend vaccine?

      I don’t understand why anyone reads that site. Most of the writing is entirely obtuse; I typically can’t even get through a blog entry.

      • Amman June 21, 2022 at 5:39 pm #

        Guess you have to pick and choose. It’s the worst feature of his site – Zero to minimal commentary on the medical crime of the century.

        • Night Owl June 22, 2022 at 4:32 am #

          Fear dulls higher cognitive processes.

          Guys like that were calling for the level-headed to be put in camps. And he fell for propaganda so basic, that I question why one would be interested on his thoughts on far more complex matters.

          History rhymes, and there is no picking and choosing with these sorts of individuals. They are enemies of free peoples everywhere.

    • Socrates-Detroit June 20, 2022 at 6:06 pm #

      I just read your link.

      Whether or not the West changes, we are not going back to the situation as it existed on Feb 20.

      Like a large tanker, an apt metaphor, Russia’s energy and natural resource supplies are changing course and headed East, toward the BRICS.

      If tomorrow, the US and EU said “we erred, we will not only accede to all Russian demands, but we agree to Weimar-type demilitarized, de-nazified land-locked state west of the Dnieper, and drop all sanctions immediately”, it is too late, the damage cannot be undone.

      I think many of the elite recognize this and figure, “WTF, it’s a moot point, let’s keep the fight to the last Ukranian and bleed Russia as best we can”

      However, I hope many recognize that, while we cannot go back, at best, the economic consequences for the West AND the world will get even worse, and at worse, the conflict will escalate into a nuclear confrontation.

      The moronic blockade by Lithuania is a step in this direction.

      • Not_GeorgeT June 20, 2022 at 7:43 pm #

        “The moronic blockade by Lithuania is a step in this direction.”

        Yes, they also have a history of meddling in the area. It’s never really gone well for them. Doomed to experience a repeat is in the offing, just don’t take the rest of us along for the ride.

      • Night Owl June 21, 2022 at 4:11 pm #

        Lithuania is a WEF/Open Society Foundation puppet state. Many of these tiny E. Euro countries are favorite targets among the Soros/Schwab cockroach set, as their governments are incredibly corrupt and more than willing to sacrifice their sovereignty on the altar of globocap.

  4. Penelope Dreadful June 20, 2022 at 9:48 am #

    Perhaps, Joe Biden should be riding a tricycle??? What was that old riddle, what goes on four wheels in the morning, two wheels at noon, and three wheels in the evening??? 🙂

    • Beryl of Oyl June 20, 2022 at 10:19 am #

      I’m not sure what he was doing on a racing bike in the first place. Beach communities seem to have plenty of those quaint-looking touring bikes available, there’s even a picture of Barack Obama riding one at Martha’s Vineyard or someplace.

      That’s something I’ve noticed in general, in the last few years. Adults who want to ride a bicycle just for fun and exercise have stop getting all kitted out like Lance Armstrong.

      • Not_GeorgeT June 20, 2022 at 7:49 pm #

        Fat tire bikes would be a much better choice.

        The beer of the same name is rather tasty, imo.

        “Joe Biden” should definitely skip the beer and probably avoid future bicycle excursions as well, regardless of tire size.

        • Not_GeorgeT June 20, 2022 at 7:51 pm #

          So, would he be at low risk on a stationary bike?

          It might well be a legit question for his handlers.

      • Night Owl June 21, 2022 at 3:33 am #

        That bike a race bike? Eh, no.

        He is riding a hybrid/touring bike, and his bar is so high above his seat, he might as well be served a meal while riding.

        Nothing sporty about that bike or the position.

    • Islander June 20, 2022 at 10:33 am #

      Good one, Penelope!

      Seriously, a trike is actually an excellent option for seniors who want to stay on the road.

      Especially in the coming Green-O-cene planned by our God Players to follow the Anthropocene.

      There are some very good trikes out there.

      Biden could have ridden the green trike talk instead of ignominiously keeling over.

      Frankly, IMO there is something inherently ridiculous in the commander in chief wearing a bike helmet, hairy legs an’ all.

      His handlers should have wound him up and set him in motion with a real combat helmet on his noggin!!

      Meanwhile, another great post!
      OMG.
      We are so effed!

      From my Moscow financial-analyst correspondent this a.m.:

      Re: “One friend called me up to fume that Putin is a neoliberal!!!” [[a friend of mine—Islander]]
      In my opinion, he [Putin] is, first of all, a pragmatic politician free from ideological dogmas, who had to adapt from the very beginning of his governance to the existing global financial and trade systems based on the neoliberal principles. The Russian economy was reformed in the 1990s and the 2000s according to these principles and it is still managed to a large extent by neoliberals. I think that he does not trust too much to Glaziev and other anti-liberals, because he does not want to make experiments in the economy. On the other hand, the reality enforces him to refuse the neoliberal model and to learn by doing.
      +++++++++++++++++++

      Dear Putin,
      Help!!
      Not waving but drowning!!
      Would you consider also taking over management of the USA?
      We are in the midst of a real-life experiment that seems to be going south!!

      • messianicdruid June 20, 2022 at 10:55 am #

        “Seriously, a trike is actually an excellent option for seniors who want to stay on the road.”

        A couple hundred horsepower, a nice stereo and one of those cute little trailers – King of the Road.

        • Jarek June 20, 2022 at 11:20 am #

          That’s the spirit. Everything must be super sized and powered. The small homes movement? How is that going to make anybody any money? You have to make them into masterpieces of design, thus destroying the whole rationale behind them. Americanize them in other words.

          America will survive the United States? Let’s pray that it doesn’t.

          • messianicdruid June 20, 2022 at 11:39 am #

            I guess dragging a travious [ that converts to a teepee ] around behind a dog would be better.

            You manage to portray something good [ making do ] into a curse and still call it a masterpiece; nize.

      • Islander June 20, 2022 at 12:29 pm #

        I am thinking of an e-trike, similar to an e-bike.

        You can get them also with a nice little cargo thing on the back.

        https://www.addmotor.com/collections/trike?

      • Ishabaka June 20, 2022 at 4:28 pm #

        My grandmother could barely walk due to arthritis in both hips. Got her hips replaced, bought an adult trike, and rode it all over the Catskill Mountains.

      • Redneck Liberal June 20, 2022 at 9:00 pm #

        “Would you consider also taking over management of the USA?

        No need. Y’all are gonna elect Trump or DeSantis in 2024, ain’tcha? You’ll have your very own homegrown dictator.

        • justanotherguy June 20, 2022 at 9:06 pm #

          guess your solution playing out right now is pretty much the peach of a plan.

          go get out your obama placemats for dinner. your soy is served.

          • Redneck Liberal June 20, 2022 at 9:43 pm #

            Care to actually elaborate?

          • justanotherguy June 20, 2022 at 10:33 pm #

            no, fool

          • hmuller June 21, 2022 at 7:11 pm #

            How ironic. Redneck Liberal, tireless cheerleader for the Orwellian agenda, calls defenders of traditional American values and civil rights – “dictators”.

          • Anthea June 22, 2022 at 9:57 am #

            @ hmuller:

            I’ve often noted that irony. Trump was a “dictator,” but the leftists who oppose 2nd Amendment rights and who supported the wholesale abridgement of Constitutional rights during the covid scam were not.

            It was perfectly okay to restrict travel, place whole cities under house arrest without due process, deny freedom of assembly, take private property without due process (closing business and deny landlords the right to collect rent), and force people to undergo medical procedures, as well as use medical devices (masks).

            I noticed that my leftist Facebook friends were all in favor of these things, while railing against Trump as a “tyrant.” When I responded by saying, “I thought you were agaist tyranny,” they unfriended me.

            These people are very much in favor of tyranny–and advocates for every kind of evil, up to and including murdering the unborn, in some cases even after they’re born. This stuff goes far beyond merely wanting their own way or wanting to bully and coerce others; it amounts to a hatred for humanity and for all that is decent, honorable, and humane. In other words, it is Satanic.

        • Night Owl June 21, 2022 at 3:38 am #

          In the world of the Rednut Liberal, a man who refuses infringements on existential issues/the right to work and the right to bodily integrity for untested experimental substances, and who supports medical freedom and public debate with experts around medical issues is a “dictator.”

          You remain the dumbest motherfuckers I have ever encountered online or off.

          • Redneck Liberal June 21, 2022 at 10:30 pm #

            You keep saying it…you have persistence at least.

            But then again, we all recall the huge number of times you’ve believed in the most outrageous and insane theories and espoused them too, with impressive gusto. However, none have come to pass, have they? Self-delusion, clearly.

            As to online or off, you’re certainly right up there for me in the narcissistic & arrogant motherfucker stakes.

          • Night Owl June 22, 2022 at 4:35 am #

            All of my predictions have come to pass, with the exception of one.

            And it makes your blood boil.

            LOL.

          • Redneck Liberal June 22, 2022 at 8:54 pm #

            Oh right – like the “alternate electors”?

            All the ‘evidence’ of election fraud? Like you got such a hard-on about pizza boxes on the windows? This was quite simply an effort to keep the arseholes outside from screaming “fraud!” and their usual intimidatory rants against people trying to do their fucking job.

            Here’s another newsflash for you, you arrogant fuck:

            Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers (R) on Tuesday said he repeatedly pressed Rudy Giuliani for proof of his claims of election fraud after the 2020 election, but added that Giuliani failed to produce any.

            “My recollection, he said, ‘We’ve got lots of theories, we just don’t have the evidence,’” Bowers told the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack at Tuesday’s hearing.

          • Night Owl June 23, 2022 at 5:43 am #

            Cardboarding the windows, blocking election observers with court orders from entering the polling site, pulling out suitcases stuffed with ballots, ballot drops in the dead of night days after the count was supposed to be finished.

            LOL.

            The alternate elector theory was one served up by your ilk, back when Hill Dawg attempted to stop certification for Trump. A classic inversion tailor made for the Shareblue crowd.

            You are not equipped for this.

        • Redneck Liberal June 21, 2022 at 10:25 pm #

          Putin? – Stalwart defender of the traditional American values and civil rights?

          Hmuller – if you think your potential Trumplican candidate(s) in 2024 are likewise ‘defenders of traditional American values & civil rights’, then you need to do a refresher course in Civics.

          • Night Owl June 22, 2022 at 4:36 am #

            Regale us again with tales of the Manchurian Candidate and “Literal Hitler” again, Soylet.

          • Redneck Liberal June 22, 2022 at 8:56 pm #

            I have never espoused the Manchurian Candidate crap, arsehole. You often refer to the archival evidence…go find it, why don’t you?

          • Night Owl June 23, 2022 at 5:37 am #

            It is all over the archive, from your salad days as Majella and FreddieMars.

            Just give it up, you clown.

            You have been called out by multiple posters, multiple times.

    • Paula D June 20, 2022 at 12:13 pm #

      A commenter on MoA pointed out that they had Ol’ Joe in toeclips, which is why he fell.
      AND he pointed out that Jill had been riding with him, but causally moved away from him as he stopped.
      The conclusion was that they had setting Ol’ Joe up for a bigger fall.

      • JC Penny June 20, 2022 at 4:27 pm #

        Yes, it was a classic toeclip crash. Had my first and last at 17. Rode with them for the next 20 years and 10,000 miles without a repeat.

        The real question is why anyone would give the old geezer toeclips in the first place. Perhaps there’s a prankster-mole on staff.

        Could be we’ll have a Summer of “Get Smart” scenes with the POTUS. Just hoping….

        • justanotherguy June 20, 2022 at 8:56 pm #

          he was *that close*…

      • MaryQueen June 20, 2022 at 5:01 pm #

        OMG – that is both terrifying and hilarious all at once.

      • megabeth June 21, 2022 at 12:57 pm #

        They don’t call them `rat traps’ for nothing.

    • Jarek June 20, 2022 at 2:35 pm #

      The riddle of the Sphinx (a female monster) updated.

      Good old Penny Dread.

      • messianicdruid June 20, 2022 at 4:16 pm #

        It’s a piece of rock – a cat with a human head. Human curiosity [ rather than bias ] answers all.

        • Jarek June 20, 2022 at 10:35 pm #

          Wiki

          A sphinx is a mythical creature with the head of a human and the body of a lion with the wings of a falcon. In Greek tradition, the sphinx has the head of a woman, the haunches of a lion, and the wings of a bird. She is mythicized as treacherous and merciless, and will kill and eat those who cannot answer her riddle. Wikipedia

          You need to get out (of the Bible) more.

          • Anthea June 22, 2022 at 10:28 am #

            She just wants to know where you put the electric bill.

    • Alzaebo June 20, 2022 at 7:12 pm #

      Hahahaha!
      Delightfully Dreadful!
      Worth far more than a penny!

  5. hmuller June 20, 2022 at 9:53 am #

    Klaus Schwab and his minions sprinkled like so many poisoned raisins throughout the fruit cake of our society. I love that imagery, JHK. Plague bearing rats would be another accurate metaphor.
    I envision the current “leaders of Western civilization” as so many ergot infected dementees gyrating to a death dance. They know not why, they just know they have keep up the dance of insanity until all collapses around them.
    Or they fall off their bicycles.

    • SomeoneInAsia June 20, 2022 at 10:29 am #

      I prefer to think of Schwab and his minions as mold growing and spreading on the fruit cake.

      But then again, their devious influence was not quite as obvious as mold, so I guess Mr Kunstler’s simile is more apt, after all.

      • hmuller June 20, 2022 at 11:08 am #

        Have you ever seen mold on a fruit cake? Those things seem to last forever. I’ll bet if they found fruit cake in the Pharaoh’s tomb, it would still be edible. And every bit as delicious as what Aunt Jenny mails out every Christmas.

        • TaxDonkey June 20, 2022 at 11:16 am #

          They still got those things? Kind of remember them from childhood. Nobody ever actually seemed to eat them.

          • hmuller June 20, 2022 at 11:25 am #

            Fruit cakes are properly viewed as multi generational food reserves.

          • Beryl of Oyl June 20, 2022 at 11:35 am #

            I tried a sliver of one that somebody brought to the office, many years back. I just wanted to see if I had misjudged things due to a negative experience in early childhood.

            Kids don’t like lots of things that adults like.

            The fact that it was an adult who brought it into the office to get rid of it should have given me pause. Actually it did, but I was going to settle the issue in my own mind once and for all.

            I did not finish the sliver. It was like pulverized particle board or something.

            I think the appeal of the old ones was all the booze that soaked into them.

            It gave teetotaller abstinent puritanical types an excuse to consume alcohol, in the form of a brick. A somewhat spongy brick.

          • Rowdypiglet June 20, 2022 at 1:10 pm #

            I must come to the defense of fruit cake. It’s one of those things that is either superb or inedible. You might be put off trying a real brick oven pizza if you thought “pizza” consisted of ketchup and melted American cheese on half a commercial hamburger role. First, you must start by making your own candied fruit, as the commercial kind is unspeakable. Most people have never had anything remotely like fruit cake. My grandmother made her own every year, and people begged piteously to receive one. I’d try to duplicate it, but she made her own brandy too. Peach brandy. Divine.

          • abbybwood June 20, 2022 at 1:27 pm #

            Back in the ‘60’s I acquired a copy of “The Original Kentucky Bourbon fruit cake.

            We made it at Thanksgiving and then it would sit in a container covered with a cheesecloth soaked in the bourbon.

            Positively delicious!

          • Caelan MacIntyre (Whirlwind Worm) June 20, 2022 at 4:03 pm #

            Agreed about good, proper fruitcake.

            And Rowdypiglet, that seems like one kick-ass grandmother.

          • justanotherguy June 20, 2022 at 9:10 pm #

            read “A Christmas Memory” by Truman Capote when i was a kid.

            i liked the booze soaked thing before then, but that story pretty much nailed it for me.

        • happiface June 20, 2022 at 1:28 pm #

          like twinkies–they taste the same 50 years later as the day you bought them–quite tasty actually,their coffee cakes (hostess)are gourmet,last forever

      • megabeth June 21, 2022 at 12:58 pm #

        He’s not Klaus Schwab–he’s more like Krampus Schwab.

    • Hereward the Woke June 20, 2022 at 1:28 pm #

      I’m still puzzled about how the WEF scum think they will survive when everything goes belly up. Their delusions and wishful thinking seem to extend to the belief that they can just hole up in some super bunker till the peasants draw their final breaths, and then emerge to inherit the Earth.

      • Caelan MacIntyre (Whirlwind Worm) June 20, 2022 at 4:06 pm #

        Have Those That WEF Be been doxxed? Maybe we can follow them to their bunkers and have a few words with them. All nice and friendly-like. Maybe hang out with them for awhile and have a bunker-buster party, with boozy fruitcake and their spoils of the peasantry and whatnot.

      • Amman June 21, 2022 at 6:09 pm #

        How do they…? Let’s call it Dumb-Think.

  6. draupnir June 20, 2022 at 10:01 am #

    60 minutes had a propaganda segment on it last night that was trying to stir up hatred towards the evil Russians. War can’t be far behind, but Putin has stated that Russia will no longer suffer a land invasion and will resort to using their nuclear weapons, if invaded. Our government is crazy to play such dangerous games.

    • mitchellc June 20, 2022 at 10:13 am #

      For doG’s sake, can people possibly refrain from using words like “crazy”?

      Or does it provide comfort avoiding the critical truth? Can’t handle the top secret reports of real reserve levels?

      Shit we most be really close for the state to block Trump, shut down the economy and go to war over the last great stores.

      I can only imagine the calculus: 1b in “managed” nuclear exchange or 2-3x if a free for all erupts as the great global machine grinds to a halt.

      • draupnir June 20, 2022 at 10:49 am #

        If not precise, crazy is a nice, generic term denoting mental instability. I prefer to think our government is crazy rather than evil .Unlike Galadriel, they will not pass the test and diminish. We will go out with a bang, and take everyone else along with us, for spite.

      • draupnir June 20, 2022 at 11:12 am #

        This doesn’t feel like a psychotic break–more like delusional, late-onset, schizophrenia

    • SW June 20, 2022 at 10:30 am #

      @draupnir — Even Henry Kissinger is calling for an immediate ceasefire and to begin negotiations. He knows a loser when he sees one and still (at 98 or so) can predict where Europe and the US will end up if this unnecessary war isn’t stopped.

      But nothing stops the Fauci brigade from jabbing babies. With 100% approval from the CDC and FDA, onward they march with their untested, unnecessary and unwelcome (except for about 20% of the true believer parents) mRNA gene-altering injections.

      • Beryl of Oyl June 20, 2022 at 10:45 am #

        It’ll just make it that much easier to switch their boys over to girls in time for them to qualify as female athletes.

        mRNA Covid vaccination reduces sperm count for up to five months
        https://alexberenson.substack.com/p/another-conspiracy-theory-comes-true-e41

        Who know what it will do long term to babies?

        It seems that the international federation in charge of water sports has decided that allowing a man who has already competed in men’s swimming events to take a few pills and compete against the girls isn’t fair, so they are changing the rules and now boys have to start the switch by age twelve.

        Supposedly they are taking a lot of heat for this ruling. That’s where the fake Twitter accounts come in.

        If there are really this many “trans” women, why don’t they have their own teams?

        • hmuller June 20, 2022 at 11:17 am #

          Teams? If there were that many they could have their own country and army. Sort of like “Wonder Woman arms the drag queen storytellers”.

        • Redneck Liberal June 20, 2022 at 9:08 pm #

          It’ll just make it that much easier to switch their boys over to girls in time for them to qualify as female athletes.

          An appropriate instance to use “crazy” if ever there was…

          • Night Owl June 21, 2022 at 3:40 am #

            Why are biological men competing against women under the guise of being transgendered?

            Why not compete against transgendered athletes?

            Feel free to elaborate, dim.

          • Redneck Liberal June 22, 2022 at 9:00 pm #

            FFS.

            This deranged poster is claiming that ‘they’ are deliberately ‘switch(ing) their boys over to girls’ specifically to have successful athletes? Pure fantasy.

          • Night Owl June 23, 2022 at 5:46 am #

            No, he claimed no such thing.

            As so often, you have made an easily defeatable claim loosely based on the original statement.

            A classic argumentative fallacy, often employed by the low of IQ or the manipulative.

            In your case it is both the former and latter, with the complication that the former hinders the latter.

      • Jarek June 20, 2022 at 11:24 am #

        The same people who transport their small children in little bike drawn carriages, in tiny bike lanes between lanes of cars at some points.

        They never forget their bike helmets.

        • Beryl of Oyl June 20, 2022 at 11:36 am #

          Down there in the bulk of the exhaust fumes.

        • Hereward the Woke June 20, 2022 at 1:31 pm #

          Ha! Don’t get me started on those guy. They all look the same too: wispy beards, glasses, oversized bike helmets and that smug, self-righteous look on their faces. The ultimate Gamma males.

      • JohnAZ June 20, 2022 at 11:54 am #

        Mr. Kissinger is a high roller in the WEF.

        Could it be that the WEF/USA coalition has made a major blunder here, is exhausting its weaponry in the proxy war and Kissinger foresees a major reversal for the global forces coming from Russia? Tch, tch. Too bad!

    • Anthea June 20, 2022 at 11:13 am #

      @ draupnir:

      The prize in this conflict is Russian resources, and there are only two ways to get them: It’s either land invasion or internal subversion through the banking and monetary system (along with subversion by NGOs and the “long march through the institutions” that the West has undergone).

      The internal subversion method does not look very promising at present and has poor future prospects. Russia has already “been there/done that” and is both psychologically immune and operating from a position of power–not weak enough to fall prey to such shenanigans out of desperation.

      So it looks like it has to go to a “hot war” scenario at some point.

      If you wanted to play the prophet and predict how this will play out, you would have to figure out what kind of military action would actually “work” to defeat Russia and gain control of her resources. Or, at least, what Western elites THINK would work.

      It seems to me that a military invasion by the US/NATO is clearly a losing proposition. The only land invasion that has the slightest possibility of success would be invasion by China. They have both the military might and the surplus population. And they’re motivated. Russia would probably bomb them off the map if they attempted this, and this would obviously be of no advantage to Western elites, anyway. In such a case, though, Russia would have no alternative but to nuke the crap out of China. I don’t think Russia could win a conventional war with an enemy with such overwhelming numbers, plus they’d be looking at fighting a two-front war in such a case.

      So the bottom line is, does Russia have enough nukes to take out China with plenty left over for Europe and the US? I don’t know, but I’ll bet their people in charge are a lot smarter than li’l ole me. Plus China knows better than to try to invade Russia anyway, nor is this China’s usual way of doing things.

      Anyway, it seems to me that Western elites have exactly zero prospects for either a de facto or de jure conquest of Russia, short of nukes. And, while the outcome of the nuke game is highly uncertain, it’s the only card they have, it seems to me.

      The next question is, how does that play out? Anyone have any guesses?

      • Jarek June 20, 2022 at 11:27 am #

        The Chinese are gradually taking back the nice parts of Siberia they lost to Russia a couple of centuries ago via illegal immigration.

        Putin seems cool with it, perhaps an unofficial understanding.

        • JohnAZ June 20, 2022 at 11:37 am #

          Eurasia

          The deal is being cast in concrete by NATO screwing with Russia, with USA/WEF backing.

          What a weird situation for the Deplorables, who hate our Deep State more than Russia. They see through what the WEF is up to and realize that the Sino Russia alliance is the only thing that is going to stop the WEF.

          Oh wait, is the WEF in cahoots with China?

          Just cannot figure out from which direction the arrows are coming from.

          • neurodoc June 20, 2022 at 2:08 pm #

            Over time I’ve developed the opinion that the WEF is now targeting Russia and latter China given their resources. That suggest that China is not in cahoots with WEF. Or, maybe that’s just wishful thinking on my part.

            BTW, I am re-reading Andrew Lobezewki’s book, Political Ponerology (which comes from a translation of the study of political evil). He’s a psychologist, deceased a couple years ago, trained in Poland during the rise of communism. He looks at things from the standpoint of how socially adept psychopaths (i.e. those not in prison and able to be charming when needed, e.g. the clintons, bidens, etc, perhaps most politicos) rise to power and keep it.

            Very scary read, as the central euro commies went by what appears to be the same playbook being acted out here in the USCorp, e.g. dividing ethnic groups against one another, promoting certain unqualified groups over others, enforcing rules of language, banning ‘wrong’ attitudes, attacking the family, glorifying deviant sexuality, attacking the middle class, and even bringing up issues of what seems to be akin to environmental justice (even in the 40s and 50s). Check it out.

          • GreenAlba June 20, 2022 at 5:31 pm #

            “That suggest that China is not in cahoots with WEF. Or, maybe that’s just wishful thinking on my part.”

            I’m not attempting to answer your point directly, neurodoc, but you might be interested in this Corbett Report session with Iain Davis (author of ‘The New Normal Techocracy’), which discusses Russia and China early on (from about 6 minutes in, so you might as well start at the beginning, to about 16.5 minutes.

            stillnessinthestorm.com/2022/04/iain-davis-on-the-new-world-order-and-how-to-oppose-it-james-corbett-interview/

            Iain D. produces documentation which demonstrates pretty convincingly that Russia and China support the UN 2030 sustainability agenda, the green agenda and the vaxx agenda, but are engaged in a common or garden power struggle and just have a slightly different version in mind. As Corbett suggests, they are fighting over seats at the table, but there’s no argument about the nature of the table.

          • Alzaebo June 20, 2022 at 7:25 pm #

            Green Alba’s point:
            More for them, with the control structures in place to boot.

            Why would they stop us from killing ourselves?

          • justanotherguy June 20, 2022 at 9:18 pm #

            neurodoc – does that book carry any reference to antonio gramsci or the frankfort school?

            enough of what i’ve read about those to movements leads me to believe those are all just regional labels for the same thing.

          • justanotherguy June 20, 2022 at 9:21 pm #

            greenalba – that seems to suggest that the possible corollary, vlad putin operating on behalf of a larger deeper elite effort is in fact the case.

            that may be one of the biggest questions under all this, and as such, the standard of proof for that assertion is high. is davis up to it?

          • GreenAlba June 21, 2022 at 7:53 am #

            The question is not if Davis is up to it – it is if the evidence is up to it. As well as his own online hangout, ‘In this together’, Iain D. contributes regularly to UK Column, who specifically tell their viewers and readers not to believe anything they say, but to do their own research.

            So the question is how did you view the documented evidence Iain D. offered in the video? Not everyone agrees with him. But then not everyone thinks the vaxxes are harmful either.

          • justanotherguy June 21, 2022 at 12:23 pm #

            i did watch it, of course.

            the problem with so many expositions of technocracy, is that it is presented as this monolithic juggernaut with a long history, and a trajectory of inevitability. that is the general view of those on the outside looking in.

            see: youtu.be/wNkDiBOO4H0

            patrick wood wrote ‘technocracy rising’, and reviews it in the video.

            two things:

            first, it is another ‘we will rule the world’ movement like so many others, which differs by its methods, but is similar in its appeal to the worst most corruptible aspects of human nature. the inevitable corruption will be its failure.

            second, its self promoted appeal is the purported efficiency of the technocratic ideal system. it is axiomatic that there is an inverse relationship between efficiency and durability. we are seeing that now with just-in-time systems of every kind, extreme complexity (for the sake of efficient allocation of money) and fragility in financial systems, narrative control, etc.. pursuit of efficiency of control will fail on a human level, because humans (and most all animals for that matter) have an instinctual resistance to compulsion.

            i’ve been reading about technocracy for 20 years, and it is always presented as the ultimate bogeyman, just waiting to construct a digital panopticon.

            i propose that humans will always resist – and that technocracy is business as usual – God and the devil doing battle.

            the real test will be central bank digital currencies – which will fail.

          • justanotherguy June 21, 2022 at 1:02 pm #

            to finish the thought, china and russia can offer statements consistent with technocratic principles at no cost – in other words, playing along.

            both can also exert control within their national spheres using technocratic methods, without ceding control of any resources to outside or globalist technocratic control.

            in short, both china and russia may be saying globalist things, but both are still acting entirely within their national interest.

            i remain unconvinced that russia and china are playing along with globalism / wef by davis’ presentation.

      • mitchellc June 20, 2022 at 11:34 am #

        Finally we’re starting to get some strategic geo-pol considerations.

        I think the US loses under any scenario. However, like the same decision Japan faced, even a miniscule chance was better than a 100% guarantee. So, here we go.

        As you say, a land war was always a non starter; it has to be a media and financial effort. It only took 2 generations to destroy western civ, so I presume the time remaining before our wells run dry matches up to an excellerated schedule of sabotaging Russian culture.

        But of course the odds of that occurring are practically non existent, so there is always the fail safe option. Let’s call it the werner von Braun play.

        As in, the best minds take a long circuitious journey to reach the eastern front (who says doG doesn’t have a sense of humor?), escaping the imploding west, and are soon feted Disney style as great Russian patriots.

        • JohnAZ June 20, 2022 at 11:43 am #

          I think the US loses under any scenario.

          That is because the cause of the undermining of America is not China, or Russia, it is two generations of Liberal SOBs slowly destroying America.

          If the political officers really followed their oath of office, they would have to quit.

          All enemies foreign and domestic

          They are the enemy of this country.

          • Beryl of Oyl June 20, 2022 at 12:06 pm #

            That’s true.

          • Hereward the Woke June 20, 2022 at 1:33 pm #

            America is going through the same experience in Ukraine that we Brits went through in the Suez Crisis in 1956: being forced in a brutally clear manner to accept that they are no longer Numero Uno in the world.

          • neurodoc June 20, 2022 at 2:15 pm #

            The aforementioned Political Ponerology book is convincing me that international communism (I cringe writing that as I have been conditioned to not believe it exists) is behind our degeneration. The liberal SOBs, and the bought off political psychopaths running the US show, have been the willing tools of the cominterns (communist internationals) to destroy america from the inside, and have almost accomplished it. The only thing left in their way is heavily armed conservatives and libertarians, as well as non woke dems.

        • Anthea June 20, 2022 at 12:29 pm #

          The more I think about it, the more it seems to me that provoking a nuclear war makes a lot of sense, in terms of the objectives of Western elites. You would assume that Russia would take out both US military installations and major US cities, thus ridding the nation of much of its fractious and stupid population. US resources would (I think) remain largely intact. Probably much of the rural population would survive. A nuclear exchange would mostly just get rid of the dead wood. All in all, this would be a win for the elites–who probably figure that the surviving population would beg to go to work for them

          The main problem with nuking the major population centers is that they are usually located in desirable port locations or at the confluence of navigable rivers. They are where they are for a reason.

          Pretty much the same situation would obtain in the case of Russia–and probably Europe. The cities would be gone and the population much reduced.

          So how do the elites take control of Russia and her resources? You need people for that. But there will be plenty of leftover people in China, India, Africa, and South America. The biggest post-nuclear-war problem faced by the elites would be keeping China from taking over Russia and her resources. So I’m thinking that arrangements must be made so that China also gets well nuked. This is probably easily arranged.

          Of course “everybody who is anybody” will have decamped to relatively safe regions before the fuse is lit. How will they (they hope) come out?

          Well, the threat to the international banking system would have been removed, there would be plenty of people left in the world to exploit using the customary methods, and they’d have a good shot a controlling both US and Russian resources.

          But maybe I’m making assumptions about the survivability of nuclear war.

          • JohnAZ June 20, 2022 at 1:06 pm #

            Couple of adders

            EMP bombs stop all electronics, shut down the grid.

            Bombs exist, I do not remember the name, that explode, destroy all human life, and leave infrastructure intact with low radioactivity load.

            Bombs exist, cobalt, that destroy everything and irradiate everything for thousands of years.

            Non nuclear bombs exist that suck the oxygen out of the air over a large radius killing everything. MOAB. Been used.

            Russia set off a 50 megaton hydrogen bomb during the Cold War. It would obliterate everything from the East Coast halfway to Chicago.

            A few idiots think our anti-ballistic systems are going to stop the destruction. Ha! Israel’s Iron Dome let’s through missiles.

            Do not forget the subs. Both sides have enough power hidden in the oceans to obliterate the other side. I know personally what the capability of the subs to be able to deliver their payloads. I believe the subs is what finally got the two sides to acknowledge MAD.

            OnLy stupidity would even think that a nuclear exchange is winnable let alone survivable.

          • Beryl of Oyl June 20, 2022 at 1:24 pm #

            John I think you are talking about neutron bombs.

          • Jarek June 20, 2022 at 1:26 pm #

            Nah, America would be finished for generations. The system would collapse in a nuclear war. If the American Elite fought them to a draw, then perhaps gradually they could build back better or reassume control, starting with the areas around their redoubts, such as Cheyenne, Wyoming, etc.

          • Hereward the Woke June 20, 2022 at 1:35 pm #

            If the Russkies do go for the nuke option, I’m sure they will have all the data they need on the whereabouts of the Swamp critters. And it won’t just be nukes. If that incredible Kalibar (spelling) missile take-out of some Ukie top brass the other day was probably also a warning to the Western elites: we know where you’re hidey holes are!

          • neurodoc June 20, 2022 at 3:04 pm #

            The books, Nuclear War Survival Skills, by Dr. Cresson Kearny (a scientist from Oak Ridge Nuke Research) and Nuclear War Survival by the Sec. of Defense for Nuclear Matters (interestingly published in March 2022), both rather clearly show that many many people will survive a nuclear war between the super powers. The dominant models indicate attacks on selectively on large cities and military sites, as you indicate. The main problem, which is clearly solvable, is fallout carried by winds. The solution being turn off the heater/AC, seal all windows and doors and stay inside until most of the fallout has fallen to ground (usually 1-2 wks). Get a Geiger Counter and a lot of good quality tape.

          • JohnAZ June 20, 2022 at 3:41 pm #

            Beryl

            Yes, thank you!

          • JohnAZ June 20, 2022 at 3:46 pm #

            Also, continuing into an existence after a nuclear war would be no fun.

            When is Joe Everyman going to realize that advocates of nuclear war need to be nuked themselves. I do not believe the FF figured the public was a bunch of lemmings.

          • Redneck Liberal June 20, 2022 at 9:16 pm #

            The more I think about it, the more it seems to me that provoking a nuclear war makes a lot of sense,[…]”

            This whole proposition is utter insanity.

          • Anthea June 20, 2022 at 9:45 pm #

            @ JohnAZ:

            You make some excellent points. I had speculated about non-nuclear options for taking out the US, but I know literally nothing about that kind of thing.

          • Anthea June 21, 2022 at 3:58 am #

            Above, I was making the case for why Western elites (bankers) might be okay with inciting a nuclear war–figuring they would come out on top.

            But it could be that Russia, if their hand were forced, recognizes that they could only emerge as the ultimate “winners” by taking out the true Western power elites, along with their minions in the US and Europe–the military and the politicians. As someone observed further down the thread, the Russians undoutedly know where their hidey-holes are.

            Sounds good so far, but Russia cannot afford the population loss that would result from such an exchange. There are only a couple of ways to prevent that, and neither seems to me to be practical. One would be a first strike that would neutralize any possible retaliation. (Probably not do-able.) The other would be to disperse their population so that they didn’t have any densely populated urban centers to hit. (Also probably not do-able.)

          • Anthea June 21, 2022 at 10:47 am #

            But, now that I think of it, Russia has bomb shelters for its population and we don’t. I wonder how effective they are at ground zero?

        • Anthea June 20, 2022 at 12:37 pm #

          I think when you say “the US loses,” you are assuming that Western elites give two shits about the US–which is just a puppet they use for their own ends. The objective is for the international bankers to win.They would cheerfully sacrifice the US and everyone in it to keep their game going.

          • Not_GeorgeT June 20, 2022 at 8:37 pm #

            “The objective is for the international bankers to win”

            Such has been true for at least the past few centuries.

      • draupnir June 20, 2022 at 11:38 am #

        A land invasion is an act of total despiration. I don’t believe a land war in Russia is winable. I think Tamerlane did it partially succcessfully in the south, but he never extended his empire to include the vast majority of it. If they don;t start flinging nukes, and I have no reason to believe they will not, the Russians will use variations of their tactics that were successful in the past, burning the crops in the fields and retreating before the advance. Some army always ends up walking home barefoot from St. Petersburg in winter.

        • Amman June 20, 2022 at 11:57 am #

          Land invasion of Russia? Oh man, completely clueless.

        • Hereward the Woke June 20, 2022 at 1:37 pm #

          Draupnir, you may need to read Hereward the Woke’s Book of Military Wisdom. It has three rules: Don’t invade Russia. Don’t invade Russia. See previous two rules.

          • draupnir June 20, 2022 at 2:16 pm #

            What about “never get involved in a land war in Asia?”

          • SpeedyBB June 20, 2022 at 4:40 pm #

            (If I may…) “Never get involved in a land war in Asia” was as I recall a latter-day pronouncement from His Majesty (as Truman referred to him) General Douglas “Dugout Doug” MacArthur.

            That pithy admonishment was brought up time and again during the futile Vietnam adventure.

            And ignored by those making really good money off of it.

      • Rowdypiglet June 20, 2022 at 1:18 pm #

        Military maneuvering is a closed book to me. I’ve tried to open the book several times, but my mind just doesn’t work that way. But I was interested in reading recently (I think it was on the Saker’s site) that the West has completely failed to understand Russia’s strategy in Ukraine and has assumed they would just do what we would do. When they don’t do what we would do, we stupidly assume they meant to but couldn’t manage it. In fact, they’re conducting an entirely other kind of military operation – one that has worked quite well – and we’re simply too stupid to see it for what it is. We’re like someone who knows only three chess moves and can’t imagine that there are any others, and that someone else might make use of them.

        • Paula D June 20, 2022 at 1:31 pm #

          Right, Rowdy.
          The US uses Shock and Awe, blowing up all infrastructure, bridges, dams, electric plants, water and sewage treatment, grain siloes, and thousands of people.
          Russia didn’t do that. Civilian infrastructure remains intact. Gonzalo Lira still posts YouTube videos from Kharkov and Kievians move normally around their city.
          The American mind cannot comprehend this. Just attack military targets and soldiers????
          Russia must be incompetent.

          • Hereward the Woke June 20, 2022 at 1:40 pm #

            It looks like the Russians completely wrong-footed the Western “experts”. Putin clearly stated that a key aim was to degrade the Ukie military. That takes time and attrition, or you get what happening in Iraq and Afghanistan, where you do Shock and Awe and find that you missed most of the enemy combatants. Also, he didn’t commit his airpower and risk enormous losses from the US provided anti-aircraft defences. Putin is so far ahead of the pygmies who control the West.

          • Not_GeorgeT June 20, 2022 at 8:45 pm #

            It was termed a special military operation with stated objectives which define its conclusion.

            Nothing similar exists in the US military mindset.

            If it does, it becomes a rapid career-ending thought process.

        • Bilejones June 20, 2022 at 3:26 pm #

          I agree, The one that’s made me laugh is Steve Sailor talking about Putin’s failed assault on Kiev.
          I’ve asked him several times where he get;s his information on Putin’s real (read secret) goals, but answer came there none.

  7. Zoltar June 20, 2022 at 10:10 am #

    Ah – now that Hillary’s organization has been jailed over the Russian Collusion hoax, “Joe Biden” has been dethroned after his election has been shown to be fraudulent, and the corporate media have been repudiated for suppressing the true, sordid story of the contents of Hunter’s laptop, now – at long last – Dr. McCullough is going to destroy the Covid Cabal. Just like RFK Jr’s scrupulously researched and exhaustively documented book succeeded in bringing down Anthony Fauci. Thank goodness we live in a country in which Truth and Justice still prevail.

    • SW June 20, 2022 at 10:41 am #

      Nothing apparently will bring down our glorious leader Fauci but I did notice he wasn’t on TV anywhere near as much after the book came out.

      The worm is slowly turning though — FINA announced that males who have gone through puberty can not compete in women’s swim events. So the Lia Thomases of the world will have to swim against other males.

      • Beryl of Oyl June 20, 2022 at 10:46 am #

        He should just start his own team of cheating weirdos.

        • Hereward the Woke June 20, 2022 at 1:41 pm #

          Beryl, the Democratic Party beat doesn’t like competition.

          • neurodoc June 20, 2022 at 3:09 pm #

            ‘Cheating weirdos.’ I love that term. They’re the ones that stole the election from Trump, aren’t they.

      • Rowdypiglet June 20, 2022 at 1:20 pm #

        What do you want to bet that Lia Thomas and the rest of his kind quietly stop taking the hormones and return to their previous condition now that there’s no benefit to be had by pretending to be women?

        • Beryl of Oyl June 20, 2022 at 1:26 pm #

          I would not bet against that.

        • SW June 20, 2022 at 2:36 pm #

          He probably never took any, just filled the prescription. And “she” was a lesbian and “dated” women. Lia did us all a real service in his bathing suit — it was so obviously a scam and he was so obviously a male. The ridiculousness of simply declaring yourself to be the opposite sex was on full display and it got a lot of media coverage.

      • Zoltar June 20, 2022 at 4:25 pm #

        Let it be noted that my post actually pertained to Jim’s blog today, and didn’t have a damned thing to do with women’s swimming competition, before it got hijacked.

    • Amman June 20, 2022 at 11:58 am #

      I think I see your point….

    • Bilejones June 20, 2022 at 3:27 pm #

      Thanks.

  8. teddyboy46 June 20, 2022 at 10:14 am #

    Another magnificent essay by JHK. I fear that he places to much faith in the Courts. What i admire most about JHK and Mark Steyn is their use of the English language. Their use of thinly veiled sarcasm is most amusing and informative, and the way they breakdown the BullSpit so i can understand what is really going on.

    • Beryl of Oyl June 20, 2022 at 10:24 am #

      That’s what was so exciting about the Johnny Depp trial. Yes, it wasn’t a criminal case, but the system did work as it was supposed to.

      The MSM made a lot of noise afterward to try to hide that.

      Speaking of Mark Steyn, after a long, arduous, and expensive battle, he won an important court victory.

      You’d never know it happened from the reporting though.

    • Islander June 20, 2022 at 10:46 am #

      It seems to depend a lot on which courts, and in which districts.

      I place a lot of faith in McCullough.

      He looks sweet but he is a pretty tough hombre.

      Maybe he will bring suit in a Texas jurisdiction with Judge Cojones on the bench, and commonsense people in the jury box. .

      • JohnAZ June 20, 2022 at 11:29 am #

        I know I am beating a drum, but the lack of studies, data on the cause of adverse effects, NOT VAERs data, lack of tissue biopsies and yes autopsies allow the Vaxx supporters to go along with their ignoring the bad effects of the Vaxx. Recent data about the accumulative role of the s protein in problems is ignored and the human toll is collateral damage. It seems the entire government thinks of itself as the CIA.

        McCollough is just another conspiracy theorist to the government and his approaching the judiciary with lawsuits will have the same effect as Trump’s charges of election fraud.

        • Islander June 20, 2022 at 12:31 pm #

          It’s McCullough

          He is not a conspiracy theorist.

          He is a physician.

          For heaven’s sake, get a grip.

          • Disaffected June 20, 2022 at 12:44 pm #

            “to the government” was the operative phrase here.

          • JohnAZ June 20, 2022 at 12:50 pm #

            Islander

            Read!

            To the government, he is a conspiracy theorist, not to me.

            To me, he was a prophet who was accurately identifying what he saw as potential problems with messing with the immune system. What has been discovered since has validated his fears.

            We still do not know Jack about the real causes of vaxx toxicity, thanks to the Fauci led government, but independents like Chetty in South Africa, thanks GA, are started the needed tear down of mRNA and s Proteins.

          • neurodoc June 20, 2022 at 3:18 pm #

            Fauci is also a physician, and I don’t believe even 1/4th of what he says and neither do about 60% of other physicians (the ama lies about the % of doctors that support the vaxx). However, I agree with AZ that it is questionable as to whether justice can be obtained from ‘the courts.’ My experience with courts (mostly county, southern midwestern state and appeals courts focusing on injured patients fighting big BIZ over work injuries) is not very optimistic. Most big corps have well trained LEGIONS of lawyers just waiting to pounce in their master’s defense.

        • Islander June 20, 2022 at 6:11 pm #

          JAZ:

          Read!

          Spell the man’s name correctly.

  9. SomeoneInAsia June 20, 2022 at 10:24 am #

    QUOTE:***Britain is banging war drums the loudest at the moment.***

    Typical of them. It seems certain species of leopards just never change their spots.

    • hmuller June 20, 2022 at 11:35 am #

      The real war is the Cabal (or whatever you want to call them) against the people of earth. Their greatest fear is too many of us awakening to that fact.

  10. Beryl of Oyl June 20, 2022 at 10:32 am #

    Aren’t all the ports ice-free by now?

    • JohnAZ June 20, 2022 at 10:39 am #

      Northwest passage is open part of the year.

      • Beryl of Oyl June 20, 2022 at 10:52 am #

        The ice was to have all melted by now, and the climate too warm to form any new ice.

        I should have started up a new business last winter. Gotten an old shed and some sawdust, and hired some strong men over the winter to harvest ice for when people’s freezers quit working because they shut our power off to make the food we have stockpiled spoil.

        My father was always referring to the icebox when I was small.

        • JohnAZ June 20, 2022 at 11:21 am #

          Beryl

          One thing that I believe the climate alarmists have totally missed is what happens when the ice comes off higher latitudes and ocean currents can extend up into the Arctic Ocean. The Gulf Syream is number one on the list but if the Bering strait expands and allows sea movement the currents could link up around Canada and Siberia.

          What would that do?

        • Islander June 20, 2022 at 12:41 pm #

          Yes, in my “youth” we still called the refrigerator the ice box.

          We actually had an old ice box standing up against a wall behind our barn. Wooden lined with metal—probably lead. It had four separate compartments, each with a door and a strong latch.

          We were warned not to even dream of playing in it because it still had the old doors on it, with serious latches. I suppose my father thought it might still see some use!

          Ice House Hill was the best for for coasting down “no hands” on one’s bike. The nearby pond of the same name had been a major source of ice for “export.” Blocks of ice lasted surprisingly long if properly packed in sawdust.

          • Bilejones June 20, 2022 at 4:51 pm #

            Ice is a surprisingly good insulator.

  11. JohnAZ June 20, 2022 at 10:36 am #

    Dis

    Wishful thinkers like myself at times, hope that things will turn around if conservatives, not GOP, conservatives take over first the Congress then the WH. The hope is that the Stupidification of America can be reversed and folks will reconsider their freedom.

    Then I turn on the news, read the blog, and my short lived optimism takes a hit.

    I will say, if the election is cancelled or the Dems pull a “miracle”, optimism is dead.

    Polls last week show 57% disapprove of Biden and 42% approve.

    Omigod, 42%, how can anyone relatively intelligent and sane be part of the 42%?

    Aha!!!

    BTW, a lot of those judges you obviously love are GOP! WTF? They skewered Trump and are working with the Deep State to finish him off and all his followers. Uniparty is near. The whole bunch are demigod traitors to the Constitution.

    • workingclasshero June 20, 2022 at 11:35 am #

      Don’t forget the Roe vs Wade hysteria about to explode to help turnout raging feminists and their allies for a media generated democratic party propaganda up vote in November. The timing is impeccable.

      • Jarek June 20, 2022 at 11:47 am #

        Women demand the right to kill their unborn babies. And it’s more than just a right to them – it’s a sacrament of their Cult.

        • JohnAZ June 20, 2022 at 12:43 pm #

          Yeah, you know what might worse. Letting these cultists have access to the children born with reduced abortion.

          Maternal instinct is dying a rapid death.

          Think women, what is your purpose without kids?

          • happiface June 20, 2022 at 2:21 pm #

            my red neck friend(i have many) said recently if wimmen did not have that one thing it would be open season on them year ’round–(hope my wife never sees this,)

          • justanotherguy June 20, 2022 at 9:35 pm #

            what was the throwaway joke from the wapo that caused so much hysteria?

            “every girl is bi. you just have to figure out if it’s polar or sexual,”

          • MaryQueen June 21, 2022 at 7:08 pm #

            Misogynistic assholery abounds yet again.

            Feel better now, guys?

            Oh and “I hope my wife doesn’t see this” – why, because you’re ashamed? You should be.

          • MaryQueen June 21, 2022 at 7:09 pm #

            Anyone who says that abortion = murdering children has already lost (their minds).

          • justanotherguy June 22, 2022 at 3:06 pm #

            when i hear you rail against the wholesale cultural condemnation and portrayal of men as buffoons, maybe then i’ll take the notion of misogyny seriously, but misandry is rife and unnoticed.

            feminism is cancer.

    • Disaffected June 20, 2022 at 11:38 am #

      Sad but true. Best to adjust expectations accordingly.

    • neurodoc June 20, 2022 at 3:24 pm #

      Re: the ‘uniparty’: in Lobezeuski’s Political Ponerology, one of the major goals of the comintern is the development of a single party. Just another item in the playbook being followed almost to a tee.

  12. TaxDonkey June 20, 2022 at 10:55 am #

    Disaffected pointed out that our courts are (essentially) gone. However, David Martin has mentioned that even small cases should be pursued vigorously to break the damn. Start with the Peter Daszak operation along with his now infamous quote regarding the use of media hype to get investors on board. The other thing I wonder about is to what extent the impetus to prosecute will come from non-Western sources. The Russians for example, continue to relentlessly release alleged evidence about the Ukranian biolabs. Some of the biolab stories, which could be true, have plots that come straight out of horror movies.

    • Disaffected June 20, 2022 at 12:42 pm #

      The biolabs open a whole can of worms that will eventually lead directly back to 9-11 and all the events in between if pursued vigorously. Needless to say, those will have to be pursued in international courts, which the US will no doubt refuse to recognize, just as they do now. But as we learned in the aftermath of WWII, to the victors go the spoils, so if/when Russia and China finally put the rabid US imperialist dog down for good, I’d expect all of that to come out, and oh what a story THAT will be!

  13. Beryl of Oyl June 20, 2022 at 11:05 am #

    I wonder if Amazon is delivering today. The lazy library employees closed the branches that are open on Sunday for Juneteenth, and all government workers are getting a paid holiday today that nobody else gets.

    • TaxDonkey June 20, 2022 at 11:11 am #

      I wonder how much longer I can get them to deliver my ping pong ball and the GI Joe with the Kung Fu grip way deep into rural mountain country with the Prime free delivery.

    • cowbell81 June 20, 2022 at 11:20 am #

      Indeed, Happy Black Independence Day everyone. I think we should now make it clear that July 4th is strictly for the Whites to celebrate their independence. After all, it seems that everything the government is doing these days is striving to further divide us, so a break of these two holidays along race would be only natural.

      • SW June 20, 2022 at 12:07 pm #

        What’s strange about this is Juneteenth has been celebrated in Texas for decades by the African Americans as the day word reached them from Galveston they were free. It was a woman from Fort Worth who agitated to make it a national holiday. On CBS news last night they said “it was the day slavery ended” so once again, history bites the dust and a myth (distortion) is born.

        • malthuss June 20, 2022 at 3:43 pm #

          yet Whites and other non blacks put up with this stuff.

      • JohnAZ June 20, 2022 at 12:39 pm #

        Simple Cowbell.

        Create two countries, each can have its own holiday.

        Next problem?

  14. stelmosfire June 20, 2022 at 11:14 am #

    Many judges still believe in the Constitution. I went to court to restore my 2nd amendment rights. The “powers” pulled them over a disputed charge dating back 42 years. The judge called BS and now I am a full fledged member of society. Justice was served. Well not really, I live in Massachusetts. Birthplace of freedom, shot heard ’round the world, Paul Revere, Boston tea party, and all that shit. Now it’s the land of the blue wokesters and laws. Western MA. should secede. Massachusetts? WTF an Indian name, er: (Indigenous People), also Connecticut, N and S Dakota.Cancel that shit ala Cleveland Indians. Happy Juneteenth! Who even heard of this day 3-4 years ago? All Fed, state, and city workers a paid day off. No work for the day. Is that a Black thing? How many billions of dollars does that cost? Afros have two holidays now. The paissons had their holiday taken away for the “Indigenous Peoples Day”. RIP “Columbus Day”

    • Beryl of Oyl June 20, 2022 at 11:21 am #

      Good for you getting your rights back.

      • stelmosfire June 20, 2022 at 11:33 am #

        Thanks Beryl,I was good until 2016 and then wham, the state pulled my rights after 36 years of being AOK in their eyes. All of a sudden I was a criminal POS again. After 3 years, a couple grand , and 3 court dates justice was served.The judge was a stand up guy with common sense. Common sense is severely lacking these days.

    • cowbell81 June 20, 2022 at 11:30 am #

      Recognizing these things only makes people more angry. Funny that they thought making a Black Independence Day would educate us on the Black plight, etc. and enlighten us to their struggles. Instead it pissed us off that this stuff keeps getting shoved down our throat.

      I have toured enough Civil War Battlefields to know the sacrifices that the White race made back in the day to preserve our country and throw off the yoke of oppression from the Black race. Do you think any kids in the hood these days know the sacrifice that was made upon these battlefield on their behalf?

      • Beryl of Oyl June 20, 2022 at 11:44 am #

        It already started to degenerate into an official fight day, before they made it a federal holiday.

        • cowbell81 June 20, 2022 at 11:53 am #

          So true, just saw a headline online this morning:

          “Footage Shows DC Crowd Flee Prior to Deadly Juneteenth Festival Shooting ”

          Just have to laugh about this, it gives people an extra excuse to congregate and shoot it up in the streets. Even the Blacks don’t care about the symbolic history behind their holiday, they only see it as another reason to shoot and kill their own.

          If all guns were banned this would have never happened, and all those Black youths in the city core would be perfect angels spouting poetry and singing anthems of solidarity.

          • Alzaebo June 20, 2022 at 7:41 pm #

            In the 90s I knew blacks in DC who refused to go to Atlanta or the Carolina beach for Juneteenth.
            They knew what would happen and wanted no part of it.

    • hmuller June 20, 2022 at 11:51 am #

      That’s two holidays for Blacks, zero for Latinos. I sense an injustice clamoring to be corrected. Cinco de Mayo, it’s coming. Maybe border czar Kamala Harris can fly down to announce the happy news to the streaming caravans. (That’s assuming she can find the border.)

      • cowbell81 June 20, 2022 at 12:04 pm #

        National Quinceanera Day, to celebrate all the beautiful little Hispanic girls. I would think Biden should be right on board with that one!

        • hmuller June 20, 2022 at 12:19 pm #

          What if their hair smells like refried bean?

        • Bilejones June 20, 2022 at 4:59 pm #

          Ah, that would be the day they age out of being of interest to Joe.

      • JohnAZ June 20, 2022 at 12:35 pm #

        I notice that all the national holidays up to MLK day were colorblind historical celebrations. Since then a myriad of phony baloney jokes of celebrations have evolved.

        Federal holidays should involve all the people not one ethnic group.

        • cowbell81 June 20, 2022 at 12:47 pm #

          I gonna celebrate and git me a 40oz can of that good ol’ malt liquor down at my corner convenience store. Should be a real hoot of a day to celebrate the freedom of the Black race!

          • Blackbird June 20, 2022 at 6:12 pm #

            If ya wanna do it up right, don’t pay for that 40. Shoot your way out if you have to.

            Excellent comment JAZ: “Federal holidays should involve all the people not one ethnic group.”

          • hmuller June 21, 2022 at 6:59 pm #

            I remember last year there was talk of playing “the Black National Anthem” before sporting events along with the traditional one. How divisive is that? The Democratic Party has gone totally anti-American.

    • Not_GeorgeT June 20, 2022 at 9:01 pm #

      State of West Massachusetts.

      Something like State of West Virginia.

      Choose a border somewhere West of 128/95 and East of 495?

      Make it more than ‘the 413 Area Code’.

  15. Beryl of Oyl June 20, 2022 at 11:19 am #

    “Mass formation communist insanity” is a good description.

  16. Amman June 20, 2022 at 11:35 am #

    “Like poison raisins in a fruitcake!” For goodness sakes! LOL.

  17. cowbell81 June 20, 2022 at 11:36 am #

    When is the Federal Gov’t going to declare Good Friday a nationally recognized holiday where everyone can stay home and continue to collect a paycheck?

    • cowbell81 June 20, 2022 at 11:37 am #

      Maybe we should also seek the Monday after Easter as a Federally paid holiday too!

  18. Armenio Pereira June 20, 2022 at 11:40 am #

    19
    Banish learning, discard knowledge: People will gain a hundredfold.
    Banish benevolence, discard righteousness: People will return to duty and compassion.
    Banish skill, discard profit: There will be no more thieves.
    These three statements are not enough. One more step is necessary.
    Look at plain silk; hold uncarved wood. The self dwindles; desires fade.

    Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu (Stephen Addiss & Stanley Lombardo – English version, 1993)

    Prisoners of the Body/needs
    Prisoners of the Mind/delusions
    Prisoners of the Future/expectations
    Prisoners of the Past/regrets
    Freedom?
    Dream on/if that offers some relief

    • hmuller June 20, 2022 at 12:01 pm #

      What is the sound of one hand clapping? Jeff Toobin
      preparing for a Zoom meeting.

      • Armenio Pereira June 20, 2022 at 12:55 pm #

        Good one (and also a proof that good humor can be disruptive in both positive and negative ways.)

    • Alzaebo June 20, 2022 at 7:44 pm #

      If you ignore the spear through your body, it doesn’t really exist

    • SpeedyBB June 20, 2022 at 10:18 pm #

      Thanks for sharing this, Armenio. Got my brain cells churning again.

  19. Prospero June 20, 2022 at 11:42 am #

    Joe Biden recently “cruised his bicycle into a gentle stop for a photo op with the locals and proceeded to flop over…” There is speculation that Biden was riding a racing bike. However, this photo op was so poorly documented that I can’t tell if his bike had tow clips on the pedals that might have caught one of his feet. Anyway, falling off a bike when standing still with your feet on the ground does require a special talent.

    • cowbell81 June 20, 2022 at 11:55 am #

      It takes a special kind of braindead soul to fall off a stationary bicycle. I can only imagine the grief of the secret service detail that follows him around. “Ugh, here we go again, I have to ride a blasted bike around this old fogey”

      • benr June 20, 2022 at 12:02 pm #

        There are far worse stories about Uncle Joe the pervert.
        Stories abound regarding him skinny dipping when female agents are assigned to him.

        He has become the very character of puppet Walter from Jeff Dunham’s shows.
        youtube.com/watch?v=qpL35xwvVDA

      • Prospero June 20, 2022 at 9:51 pm #

        President Joe Biden is obviously suffering from severe, age-related cognitive difficulties. Forcing him to parade around in public, making a fool of himself, is elder abuse. But removing Biden from office would install Kamala Harris as president, which would be even worse. Removing Harris from office would install Nancy Pelosi as president. We are so totally screwed!

  20. Armenio Pereira June 20, 2022 at 11:43 am #

    A Sisyphean apothegm

    Why do humans long for God?
    Because humans are perfect questions (questions to which there isn’t a definite answer) and God is the perfect answer (an answer that doesn’t require any question.)

    (Question/answer pairs are neither answers nor questions – they form a conclusion, and conclusions are unnatural because with their beginnings and endings they don’t respect the cyclical nature of the Universe.)

    • Jarek June 20, 2022 at 11:58 am #

      Well put!

      On a lower level:

      Questions are a burden to others; answers are a prison for oneself.

      Number Six

  21. Beryl of Oyl June 20, 2022 at 11:49 am #

    June was the traditional month for weddings, which in the US were Christian as well as of course heterosexual, and let’s see what else we had that TPTB didn’t like?

    Oh yes, Father’s Day!

    Hence, “Pride” Month and “Juneteenth”.

    • hmuller June 20, 2022 at 11:57 am #

      How will they rename Father’s Day? Penis Parent Day?

      • benr June 20, 2022 at 12:00 pm #

        Sperm donor day or back hole only day.

    • thirdcoastlegend June 20, 2022 at 2:30 pm #

      Beryl-

      You are precisely correct they are using June to groom us on a societal level.

      They also use June to help normalize that lifestyle by aligning it with the beginning of summer, the sunshine, blue skies, the beach, being outdoors, etc.

      It’s quite insidious if one thinks about it.

      • Redneck Liberal June 20, 2022 at 9:26 pm #

        It’s insidious ONLY if one thinks about it with that particular & deluded worldview.

        • justanotherguy June 20, 2022 at 9:48 pm #

          how much are you paid to troll here?

          • hmuller June 21, 2022 at 7:19 pm #

            Redneck needs to take some of that Soros money and buy a thesaurus. We tire of being called “deluded”. Surely, there are other words to express that pithy observation.

          • Redneck Liberal June 22, 2022 at 9:14 pm #

            No, Hmuller, “deluded” best describes it. The synonyms for it tend to be the likes of ‘hoodwinked’, ‘fooled’, mislead’ and so on, but these words imply that the deluded are in a way victims whereas what I read here seems to be self-generated crapola, re-inforced daily in the echo-chamber.

        • Night Owl June 21, 2022 at 3:43 am #

          The difference between you and him is that he has thought about it, nut.

          • Redneck Liberal June 22, 2022 at 9:15 pm #

            Thinking critically about “it” (insert issue of choice) should not lead one to a delusional conclusion.

    • BackRowHeckler June 20, 2022 at 2:40 pm #

      Juneteenth is going off with a bang, quite literally; 4 people shot in Hartford, 1 fatality, 2 home invaders shot dead in E Hartford … unfortunately they’re 15 and 16 years old.

      We still have the afternoon and all of tonite to celebrate.

  22. Jarek June 20, 2022 at 11:53 am #

    Visualize the the candidates on ten foot tall motorized trikes, the pedals merely residual but still worked as gears.

    Why not? If the elderly can run us down in their scooters, don’t we have the right, nay the duty, to fight back?

  23. cowbell81 June 20, 2022 at 11:56 am #

    The real reason Biden fell off his bike….it’s all Putin’s fault!

  24. benr June 20, 2022 at 11:59 am #

    Yes yes yes!
    It was not lost on me that we are to celebrate a joke of a holiday put in place by a man tat is confused about what it actually even is.
    I heard a sound clip about Biden claiming it was the massacre of black wall street!

    Why not celebrate the Emancipation proclamation date instead?
    January 1, 1863
    President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, as the nation approached its third year of bloody civil war. The proclamation declared “that all persons held as slaves” within the rebellious states “are, and henceforward shall be free.”

    First and foremost that would require the American people to acknowledge that Republicans freed the slaves and Democrats fought against that freedom!

    The other in your face at least about the current date was it also falls on Fathers day and fatherhood is something of a joke in Americas ghettos.

    • JohnAZ June 20, 2022 at 12:26 pm #

      Benr

      The Emancipation Proclamation was just a piece of paper until the war ended in 1865. When the north sent their military governments into the South, the Proclamation was enforced. Juneteenth, I believe celebrates the news of jubilee, Freedom reaching the last outposts in Texas.

      Your last sentence is spot on. I have often heard that the Black matriarchal society originated in Africa and has followed them through slavery until today.

      It is as though they are content to maintain a matriarchal nanny state. I know that is what all the BLM, NAACP, and other black leaders have pushed for 160 years since the first Juneteenth.

      • cowbell81 June 20, 2022 at 12:32 pm #

        And alas, to think that Liberia could have been the saving grace of the USA, and of the Black race. They would have had their own homeland to plunder and destroy instead of suburbanized south Chicago and Philadelphia.

      • Jarek June 20, 2022 at 1:21 pm #

        Well the original African system was usually Patriarchy, with loose nuclear family ties, but strong clan and tribal ties. If a boy doesn’t see his father much, then he’ll see his maternal uncles a lot. Plus there was the village elders and the adolescent initiation.

        Not a great system for women in its original form perhaps. But now they get more power in the degraded American form. Probably a lesser degree of it over there as well, at least in the cities.

        • Alzaebo June 20, 2022 at 7:50 pm #

          All of male society was at the outskirts of the village. Like a cow herd, the females ruled the center.

        • Anthea June 21, 2022 at 2:19 am #

          Yeah, I have never read any description of any African society that sounded even remotely matriarchal–except for the fictional one in H. Rider Haggard’s “She.”

          • hmuller June 21, 2022 at 7:25 pm #

            I saw the movie version of “She” when I was 12. Talk about stirring up hormones!

      • Not_GeorgeT June 21, 2022 at 12:27 am #

        Military Occupation.

        A Constitutional Crisis settled by force of arms rather than the court system.

        Civil War is a misnomer, War of Northern Aggression is more appropriate. It is still referred to as such in some parts of the country.

        The Right to Secede from one state to form another state has a process. West Virginia is an example. The colony of Virginia was much larger than the present day Commonwealth of Virginia. Other movements in areas such as the Northwest and Northern California have similar ideas of redrawn boundaries and possibly formation of a couple of new states.

        However, what if a state wants to leave the Union of States? The last time is was war, death and destruction as one faction forced its will on another.

        The states in the CSA did not attempt to overthrow the government of the United States. They wanted to remove themselves and have their own confederation of states (CSA).

        Regarding the Emancipation Proclamation, its intent was to impact the seceding states.

        If one reads the text, it has a paragraph specifically concerning slaves in the rebellious states (words used in the Proclamation). The following paragraph makes clear it has no impact (no emancipation) in the states not in rebellion, those states also being represented in the Congress of the United States.

        I’ll leave the financial situation in the 1860’s to a future opportunity to make comment, along with reasons why a weakened group of states in North America might have benefited the Europeans, particularly the British Empire and the City of London. Wall Street financial interests were also in play.

        Possibly some of this sounds like situations faced today?

        Civil strife isn’t a good idea. Avoiding it while preserving the Constitutional Republic is playing out to be quite the challenge.

    • Redneck Liberal June 20, 2022 at 9:28 pm #

      It was June 1865 when the slaves “got the memo”.

      • hmuller June 21, 2022 at 7:32 pm #

        The events remembered by Juneteenth happened in June 1862.
        Lincoln’s proclamation could have easily been ruled unconstitutional, in that it deprived slaveowners of their property without compensation.
        The thirteenth amendment settled the issue of emancipation beyond challenge in 1866.

        • Redneck Liberal June 22, 2022 at 9:18 pm #

          Thanks for the correction of year-date, and without an ad hom.

          • benr June 23, 2022 at 8:43 am #

            See what happens when you play nice and don’t lie.

          • Redneck Liberal June 23, 2022 at 5:40 pm #

            Ya couldn’t help yourself, could ya?

  25. Rodster June 20, 2022 at 11:59 am #

    “Late last week, and surely with the connivance of the FDA, CDC, and the NIH, the American Board of Internal Medicine threatened to yank Dr. Peter McCullough’s medical license for “providing false and inaccurate information to patients.”

    They have just added Dr. Pierre Kory who as far as knowledge and skill is right up there with Dr. Peter McCullough.

    https://stevekirsch.substack.com/p/they-are-trying-to-revoke-dr-pierre

  26. Pondernot June 20, 2022 at 12:03 pm #

    CJ Hopkins on the Fourth Reich, now ascendant in Germany, and soon to be unveiled in the country once known as the United States of America.

    https://cjhopkins.substack.com/p/the-federal-republic-of-new-normal

  27. Jarek June 20, 2022 at 12:12 pm #

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/le-pen-huge-gains-french-103617168.html

    Huge wins legislative wins by the National Front.

  28. JohnAZ June 20, 2022 at 12:13 pm #

    Strawman for discussion.

    Could it ever that the real reason for the seeming loss of skilled workers in the US is not Covid as the government is busily saying.

    Could it be the three generations of people since the Boomers have lazily gone off to college, where that have not learned squat of real value. For example, learning to pilot an airplane takes first college then years of training to get the needed skills. Same with engineers, computer folks etc.

    So we have a scarcity of skilled labor in the three generations. College degrees in the areas acquired are just a piece of paper.

    Covid hits.

    The boomer generation decides it is time to retire, they have been the ones flying the planes etc.

    There is only a percentage of folks spread across the following generations, so airplanes are not manned.

    These three generations have not produced enough skilled individuals to man the American economic engine.

    The stupification of America is working well? We are now seeing the other side of the coin.

    Not enough labor in every field.

    BTW, all the retirees are not actively looking for work, so they are making the unemployment numbers look much better than they actually are.

    Think about it, how can we be at 3.8% unemployment when we cannot man our airplanes or oil derricks or refineries etc. This country has become a paper tiger, economically speaking, thanks to the onslaught of the socialist drift of three generations.

    Talk about a lousy deal. The federal government paying off the student debt for the biggest group of college educated losers in history.

    • gustafson.robert.22 June 20, 2022 at 1:13 pm #

      Good points.

      Although, I’m okay with the loss of motivation among younger people to keep powering this civilizational train. What is the point? The ennui is logical to me. The cry for free and pointless college… not so much.

    • Paula D June 20, 2022 at 1:13 pm #

      We just need to import some young Arabs. They can take a plane they’ve never flown before and aim it precisely at skyscrapers hundreds of miles away,
      Such natural talent!

      • Islander June 20, 2022 at 6:18 pm #

        Or, just hire teenagers.

        They know everything.

      • Not_GeorgeT June 21, 2022 at 12:39 am #

        Not just any plane, they can make the leap from a single engine Cessna to complex commercial airliners.

        With this in mind, I’m having a difficult time understanding why so many commercial airline flights are being cancelled.

        It’s all in the narrative relating the events of 09-11-2001.

        Sort of like “The Science” driving the medical system these days.

    • thirdcoastlegend June 20, 2022 at 2:35 pm #

      JAZ-

      I believe you are correct that the Boomers and some early Xers are the ones holding things together.

      I also believe that the youth are not totally irrational to check out on the broken system in front of them.

      In this, they are mimicking the Chinese youth who have created the, “lay flat,” and, “let it rot,” movements

      • Not_GeorgeT June 21, 2022 at 12:51 am #

        The Xers are sort of stuck in a place where they have to do something. They’ve been outnumbered for years, facing the gigantic challenge of competing with the almost overwhelming number of Boomers. Those Boomers are retiring in some manner, and also at the point of dying off. Vacuum to be filled by Xers, at least for a while.

        There are Millenials who are realizing they need to step up.

        Seems the Zoomers don’t have as much initiative, the basement is a better place.

        And on that note, they’ve been ‘taught’ staying in the basement is the path to the White House.

        Just bide (or ‘Biden’) your time and the dream job will come to you.

        What could possibly go wrong?

    • Not_GeorgeT June 21, 2022 at 12:57 am #

      3.8%… it’s all in the details.

      BLS U-3 tells one story. Look further down to U-6, it is quite a different story.

      Hint: U-3 looks and sounds better than U-6. Just keep feeding bs to the masses. Most won’t do any background research.

      Which moves towards one of the ways this mess came to be.

    • neurodoc June 22, 2022 at 1:39 pm #

      ‘The boomer generation decides it is time to retire, they have been the ones flying the planes etc.’

      I think this idea clearly applies to medical care, that we have all seen deteriorate rapidly over the past decade. Boomer Doctors retire, gen x and older millenials take over.

      I saw the quality of residents attendings at ‘good’ medical centers deteriorate severely over the past decade, as my mentors and colleagues retired. If the average person had contact with today’s medicine residents, in a setting where you could freely evaluate their knowledge and reasoning skills, no one would go near a hospital unless absolutely a last resort life necessity.

  29. Richard June 20, 2022 at 12:13 pm #

    James,

    Are you deliberately using the writing style these last several months
    to create a brand? It comes out as on continuous bitterly acidic stream of words.

    I have moved from reading you to learn about the built environment and the world around me to checking in for validation.

    I actually started having the thought do I even want to click on your
    weekly email links.

    Be well. Enjoy your podcasts.

    Thanks for all the content.

    Richard

    • Rodster June 20, 2022 at 12:19 pm #

      I supposed he’s pretty pissed off at the political party he grew up with have turned into a crime syndicate and have turned their attention to totally fucking over their own country and people.

      That’s what I read into Jim’s missives twice a week and to that I say “Bravo Jim”.

    • cowbell81 June 20, 2022 at 12:25 pm #

      Well that’s a back-handed slap to our Host if there ever was one….

    • Nigel Tufnel June 20, 2022 at 1:17 pm #

      Good riddance “Richard”.
      Mr K’s take on reality has paralleled my own since the early days of peak oil. After all these years of seeing the future on the horizon, that future has arrived:

      “Heard of a van that is loaded with weapons
      Packed up and ready to go
      Heard of some gravesites out by the highway
      A place where nobody knows
      The sound of gunfire off in the distance
      I’m getting used to it now
      Lived in a brownstone, lived in the ghetto
      I’ve lived all over this town
      This ain’t no party; this ain’t no disco, this ain’t no fooling around….”

    • Paula D June 20, 2022 at 1:17 pm #

      I look forward to Mondays and Fridays now precisely because I know there will be a finely crafted essay sprinkled with nuggets of delightful phrases and images, like raisins in a cinnamon roll. (See! It’s not easy to do. Only JHK has the knack).
      You don’t appreciate good writing?
      Be gone!

      • Richard June 20, 2022 at 1:28 pm #

        Sure Paula “like raisins in cinnamon rolls.” which is a great analogy for JHK political observations. It’s just that raisins don’t belong in cinnamon rolls, they go well in cereal. Cinnamon rolls need lots of butter or cream cheese frosting. :>>

        • cowbell81 June 20, 2022 at 1:42 pm #

          Wow Richard, you totally missed Paula’s joke. Not that astute, eh?

    • Anthea June 21, 2022 at 2:33 am #

      @ Richard:

      You seem to be proposing that JHK find sweet words for genocide, pedophilia, abortion, social and economic destruction, etc.

  30. Gonga Din June 20, 2022 at 12:28 pm #

    I’m glad that I used my comment browsing time to listen to the Desmet podcast.

    • cowbell81 June 20, 2022 at 12:34 pm #

      Thanks for the reminder, will listen to it this afternoon.

    • cowbell81 June 20, 2022 at 12:36 pm #

      As another aside, I have always wondered, how come there are hardly any comments posted to the KunstlerCast postings, yet we have hundreds posted weekly to his written commentary?

      This has always struck me as strange.

      • Rowdypiglet June 20, 2022 at 12:45 pm #

        Cowbell, I can only tell you why that is in my own case. When I read the blog post, I’m sitting with my coffee and computer, and it’s convenient to read the comments and comment myself if I feel inclined. Whereas, with the podcast, I’m usually listening as I’m doing something else and not sitting at my computer – so it’s more like having the tv on while you’re ironing, except of course that everything on tv is garbage and you’d have to be masochistically (word?) insane to turn it on.

        • cowbell81 June 20, 2022 at 12:50 pm #

          Got it, that does indeed make perfect sense and probably explains this phenomena.

        • happiface June 20, 2022 at 2:27 pm #

          i do the same–the shrink validated things i already thought were true–can’t have any discussion bout almost anything with friends anymore–they buy into the bullshit-they probably do not want to talk to me anymore either,freakin sad

      • Bilejones June 20, 2022 at 5:10 pm #

        Posts are for reading. Casts are for listening, It is permissible to do the latter while driving but not the former.
        So I do and don’t.

  31. Rowdypiglet June 20, 2022 at 12:40 pm #

    Once again, our host has made me chortle delightedly in the face of ruin. Thanks!

    I’ll remind those who have abandoned all hope of relief from the courts that they do still sometimes function as they should. It’s never the case that everything is corrupt. If it was, Kyle Rittenhouse would be in jail. I know people (and so do you, if you’re honest) who would do the right thing even at great cost. That’s not hopium, it’s just the truth.

    • Paula D June 20, 2022 at 1:19 pm #

      Good point.
      Of course, then 62 people were run over at a Christmas parade, which is why it was a small miracle that justice was done for Kyle.

  32. Nigel Tufnel June 20, 2022 at 12:58 pm #

    Hillary Clinton …
    Slowly I turned, step by step, inch by inch… ( from that 3 Stooges episode about Niagra Falls.) So many things to hate about her. I know she is proxy for a whole crew of criminals, but the world would be such a better place without her …
    One of my major issues against her is her hatred of Julian Assange. She is the cockroach, and Assange is the Light of Truth. Please send prayers and support on his behalf.

    • Nigel Tufnel June 20, 2022 at 1:03 pm #

      Here’s Gonzalo Lira on the subject of how the US is longing and provoking anything to start WW3, specifically the Kaliningrad Oblast blockade:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQB7uWuWpBw

    • Paula D June 20, 2022 at 1:20 pm #

      What do you think about the idea that DPR should offer a prisoner swap to the UK, Assange for Aslin?
      I think it’s a fine idea and would point out the hypocrisy of the UK for all to see.

    • elysianfield June 20, 2022 at 5:34 pm #

      Nigel,
      …Wrong on both counts, I/m afraid. I have more respect and admiration for the uber-survivable cockroach than I do for Hillary…she is the Demon Sow. Assange is an admirable figure, but “Light of Truth” is a bit of a stretch…there is only one “Light of Truth”

      *And it sure as hell ain’t thwack….

      Just sayin….

  33. BackRowHeckler June 20, 2022 at 1:01 pm #

    Its interesting to note that Russia offered to return Kaliningrad to Germany sometime in the early 2000s; Germany turned down the offer.

    Antagonizing Russia, those Baltic States are playing with fire. It’s one thing to poke the bear from faraway DC, but poking a bear who is cheek by jowl with you can have disastrous consequences. (Incidentally, a big black bear showed up in my front yard yesterday afternoon)

    I’m anxious to see how western media spins the news when Ukraine surrenders, which should be any day. The narrative for the first 3 months is the Z was kicking Putin’s a$$ all over the steppe.

    • CrusherMuldoon June 20, 2022 at 1:06 pm #

      All great points, Marlin, especially that last paragraph. I guess we sunk a dry hole with those billions of Ukranian aid. I wonder how the guy who can’t ride a bike and showers with his daughter is going to spin that one

      • cowbell81 June 20, 2022 at 1:16 pm #

        I imagine it will be something along the lines:

        “The Zelenskyy regime had fought a hard battle and the Ukrainians are victorious. Russia has agreed to cease hostilities and give up fighting for any more territory. The Ukrainian people have always been and always will be our strongest allies. We will build them back better and help their country along the path to full righteousness.”

    • Jarek June 20, 2022 at 1:16 pm #

      No, the battle will shift to Lithuania, and Zelensky will conduct a guerilla war against the remaining Russian forces in Ukraine. This is what he was put in power to do.

      • stelmosfire June 20, 2022 at 3:09 pm #

        Magilla Gorilla ain’t gonna cut it. Russia has many eyes and ears on the ground in Ukraine. There are no secret hiding places. Vlad sees and hears all. Many people in Ukraine actually want to be free of the Western yoke.

        • Redneck Liberal June 20, 2022 at 9:34 pm #

          “Many people…” How many? The 11 – 12 million living in the East? The ethnic Russians? Who are these people?

        • GreenAlba June 21, 2022 at 11:06 am #

          St E

          “Vlad sees and hears all.”

          I was impressed with a document UKC news showed of a Russian list of all mercenaries from all countries, fighting in Ukraine, with the totals in, totals ‘eliminated’, totals departed home and totals left in the country. People are whining about the two British mercenaries who’ve been condemed to death (under international law, according to Sergei Lavrov), after Priti Patel specifically encouraging Brits to go and fight (later retracted by someone else, but a bit late). At least one of them had already fought in Syria.

          • hmuller June 22, 2022 at 9:52 am #

            I read the Ukrainian leader just outlawed the main opposition party and grabbed their assets. It’s entirely understandable that Western leaders would support another tinpot tyrant, he’s one of their own.

    • Bilejones June 20, 2022 at 5:14 pm #

      What’s going to be a hoot is when in 3 or 4 months time the EU finds ways to dismantle the sanctions, and Putin doesn’t increase supply.
      The clowns are too dumb to know when they’re turning onto a one-way street.

      The next two years will see the de-industrialization of Europe.

    • elysianfield June 21, 2022 at 10:57 am #

      ” (Incidentally, a big black bear showed up in my front yard yesterday afternoon)”

      BRH,

      An obvious metaphor…expect visits by cadre soon.

  34. lizharmon June 20, 2022 at 1:38 pm #

    Does anybody in NATO not understand that we aren’t going to win a war with Russia? Anyone at all?

    • Rodster June 20, 2022 at 1:43 pm #

      The war part isn’t the point. It’s all about the US leaving a lit bag of dog shit on the front door of Russia. Ringing the doorbell and watching them clean up the mess after they try and put out the fire.

      This is all about the Deep State and the Neocons trying to justify their $1T a year military budget. They have to justify it even if they have to create a new enemy.

    • Hereward the Woke June 20, 2022 at 1:50 pm #

      Liz. No. The Kaliningrad thing is clear proof that they aren’t going to let this go.

      • happiface June 20, 2022 at 2:31 pm #

        nato(usa) will make a huge mistake over the next year and some months–these things take time–most of eruo land will be a stinkin pile of ash by nov next year,a promise….

  35. AKlein June 20, 2022 at 1:41 pm #

    It puzzles me a little bit that so many CFNers wonder why our “leadership” seems to be pushing for nuclear war. Consider this; when psychopaths/sociopaths (your choice) sense they are in a losing position, they usually have no qualms whatsoever about “kicking over the chess board.” Yes, “winning” (or at least not losing) is just that important – to them. To ask “why” is as fruitless pondering why the crazy man killed his family, because the crazies are not ruled by logic – at least not the logic we would recognize.

    • Jarek June 20, 2022 at 2:41 pm #

      As Krishna says, in rajas (the mode of passion) is the ruin of the world. Those in its grip want what they want, asap, consequences be damned – even to themselves.

      The monkey reaches into the trap to get a luscious fruit. But he cannot get the fruit out out. He could let go and go his way – but he CAN’T because that fruit is his. Thus the hunter catches the furry little fool. Let’s call him Blinken. Lloyd Austin in Winkin. Biden is Nod.

  36. Why_weren't_we_asked_about_Degrowth June 20, 2022 at 1:43 pm #

    Great write up Jim, although I have to say I’m a pessimist when it comes to the US court system.

    2 thoughts

    How is it that the people that are morally outraged about Russia invading Ukraine now cannot see that Ukraine is being used as a pawn of the west, losing thousands of soldiers a week with no hope of winning?

    Was the aim of provoking Russia into this war really about destroying the aspirations of China’s Belt and Road? All of continental Europe was signed up to be big players in the Belt and Road, especially Italy and Poland. Now with Xi’s support of Russia these trade results will be closed.

    • cowbell81 June 20, 2022 at 1:55 pm #

      While China builds their belt and road to favored trading partners only, Western Europe and the USA will have to engage in belt tightening and less traveling on the roads, which will likely be very difficult for the large girths that I frequently see in our American cities, and because of the higher gas prices.

      China and Russia are certainly doing it right, shutting down their connections to the outside world which is corrupt to the core, and pursing their own private agendas towards making their countries great and prosperous. They certainly don’t need the rest of the world, and will likely be better off for it.

      • happiface June 20, 2022 at 2:35 pm #

        it will be a grand journey to able to drive to LA to where ever with only a few cars on the road,mostly only trucks in convoys like years ago–in the 60ties we had a cb radio in our vw van and would run with the trucks jabbering away,stopping along the way,they really liked our girls!! it was the greatest of times… this usa today SUCKS!!!

        • stelmosfire June 20, 2022 at 3:03 pm #

          So the convoy, “they really liked our girls!!”

          Not in the commercial sense of course I imagine

          • cowbell81 June 20, 2022 at 4:05 pm #

            Hard to say what really goes on in some of those truck stop parking lots :>/

          • BackRowHeckler June 20, 2022 at 4:34 pm #

            I think he’s talking about 70s girls, Stelmo. I think you’d agree they were pretty sweet.

          • cowbell81 June 20, 2022 at 4:52 pm #

            So that means they were likely born in the 1950’s or thereabouts? Just in time to be brought up in the age of drugs, rock ‘n roll, and the sexual revolution complements of Ms. Steinem.

            I was definitely born several decades too late. These 1990’s girls are nothing more than a bunch of spoiled ninnies.

        • thirdcoastlegend June 20, 2022 at 7:14 pm #

          Well, at the height of the shutdowns in 2020 the Cannonball Run types managed to chop the coast-to-coast record times down to 25 hours and change.

          Best you can do in a Tesla is a leisurely 57 hours, largely due to charging time.

      • JohnAZ June 20, 2022 at 3:14 pm #

        Don’t forget India as part of Eurasia.

        Between the three, they control half the world’s population.

        One more, could it be that according to last weeks poll, 42% of this country’s population do not deserve the protection of the US Constitution.

        • cowbell81 June 20, 2022 at 3:19 pm #

          Yeah, who are those 42% of the population that can’t thank Grandpap Joe enough for making this country into a 3rd World shithole? Do the coastal elites and Hollywood entertainers count for extra percentage points when they are conducting these surveys?

          All any candidate needs to ask in the mid-term and leading up to 2024 is “are you better off today than you were 4 years ago?” That should just about seal the deal, barring more voter fraud and any subversion to shut down the elections.

          • JohnAZ June 20, 2022 at 3:23 pm #

            I am not so sure.

            The idea of the people losing their gimme nanny state may prove to be fearfully overwhelming.

      • TaxDonkey June 20, 2022 at 3:21 pm #

        Cowbell, why do you think China is “great and prosperous”? Their country is a toxic waste zone, most of their water is reportedly undrinkable. They have severe debt problems like the west, they are now looking at bank runs and uncontrolled civil unrest is a very real possibility. They are suffering energy shortages and have a big liability of needing to feed so many people. Look for them to make desperate moves soon. Russia, on the other hand, looks strong. They got so many resources, a leader who doesn’t seem to be a puppet, a 19% debt/GDP ratio (unlike 134% in the US). They’ve been through this Bolshevik nightmare and are ready to reject it and prosper, unlike the US where weak men with boobs create hard times.

        • cowbell81 June 20, 2022 at 3:45 pm #

          Honestly, I’m not as much a fan of China as I am Russia. China always comes across as kind of a parasite, even many of the native Russians that live in China border zones feel this way.

          However, say what you will but China has a way of getting things done, namely due to central government drive and sheer manpower. Indeed, their bridges and buildings may collapse because of shoddy materials and poor workmanship, but they stick to a job and get it done hell or high water.

          I don’t think the Chinese people will ever have the means to rise up against their government. They are stuck with what they have and seem comfortable with it, for the most part.

    • JohnAZ June 20, 2022 at 3:21 pm #

      I do not think the flip floppers in Europe will do anything to deter China’s Silk Road. Germany is already wavering on its gas embargo.

      If they had admitted Putin to NATO, what a different world it would be today. Guess who would have lost impact if Russia joined Europe. Yup, the ones who put the kabosh on it, Us.

      Did the WEF have influence then or was it a US only foible?

  37. Roundball Shaman June 20, 2022 at 2:15 pm #

    “For three decades, since the old Soviet Union ended in a whimper, reincarnated Russia asked ‘the West’ for very little… All Russia asked… was to be treated once again like a normal European nation.”

    Perhaps ‘asking’ was the problem. ‘The Indispensable Nation!’ detected weakness. And instead of pursuing a responsible course of mutual cooperation, Empire chose to bully and dominate and disrespect. And no one likes to be bullied and dominated and disrespected.

    Many Powerful Nation States think they fortify themselves by being belligerent towards each other. They think that conveys power and status. But what it really conveys is weakness, selfishness, and slug-level thinking.

    So Empires go around bullying and collecting lackey States to welcome into their Borg… while some States say Eff That and want to go their own way. And that is NOT allowed by Empire.

    “…slowly…and then all at once, Europe and the USA fell under their own mass formation spell… which is to say no longer normal nations able to entertain normal relations with others.”

    Bully States are no different from the bully boy or girl who wants all the good toys at Pre-School and just takes them or terrorizes anyone else who contests them.

    And the mentality of such Nation States who do this has NOT advanced one inch from the bully-boy six-year-old creating havoc in the playroom while causing any adults in the rook to shrink back away to avoid getting involved.

    Mass Formation Psychosis. If you talk with any psychologist worth his or her degree on the wall… you quickly learn that one of the most basic human drives is to FIT IN.

    We want to be part of a group. We want to fit in to that group. We want them to feed our need to fit in and they expect us to feed the same back to them. And that group can be of useful purpose or not. It’s that need that drives us humans. So we grab hold of some group or some meme or some religion or some philosophy. Any one will do.
    And many of them are pure horse-manure.

    “…psychologist Mattias Desmet points out… people tragically locked into a mass formation develop, among many other delusions and psychopathologies, the grandiose idea that they have an ethical duty to destroy other nations.”

    This is just a ginned-up version of the old… ME! ME! ME! behavior of those same pre-school bullies.

    “If he brings a case against them in a court of law, Dr. McCullough, the most published, peer-reviewed cardiologist in the world, is going to prove definitively just how the people of the USA were defrauded and injured by Big Pharma and our own government…”

    But what is it that usually happens to anyone who dares stand up to Empire? Ask Julian.

    History is a record (at least until it has fully re-written and cleansed of Dangerous Ideas) of courageous individuals who stood up against impossible odds to stand for what they believed in. Why do they do this? Because the HAVE TO or they lose their own self-respect and their soul.

    People without souls have no ethical dilemmas. Once again, look at those preschool bullies. Only people with souls pay a price.

    And it’s one massive damn shame that people have to go through hell to stand for what is right. What an effing twisted kind of a World that is.

    Empire. Of Shame.

    • stelmosfire June 21, 2022 at 7:04 am #

      “you quickly learn that one of the most basic human drives is to FIT IN.”

      Well I’m a round peg in a 2020 square hole kind of fella. In these parts. I don’t even talk right. I’d fit better in an 1880 round hole.

      • Roundball Shaman June 21, 2022 at 5:23 pm #

        When I refer to ‘fitting in’… this does NOT mean one just follows the crowd or the majority. The human drive is to fit in… SOMEWHERE.

        One can find fulfillment by ‘fitting in’ with other people (can be just a couple, or even one) who are also round pegs in square holes.

        People totally trying to go things alone just doesn’t work long-term. A person needs the support found in some place of ‘Fitting In’ where ever and with whomever that is. This has been shown to be the best way to find physical and emotional health and strength.

  38. amb June 20, 2022 at 2:19 pm #

    As you can see with evidence such as this coming out (life insurance company quarterly reports)… https://www.globalresearch.ca/breaking-fifth-largest-life-insurance-company-us-paid-out-163-more-deaths-working-people-ages-18-64-2021-total-claims-benefits-up-6-billion/5783759
    … these criminals will be found out and isolated. We’re talking about huge domestic and international government agencies. We’re talking about uber-felonies. There is sooooo much evidence regarding all these areas of destruction (vaccines, election, border, Ukraine, graft, et al) that they know their time is at hand and they will be held accountable.

    These people are insane and will never give up their quest for power, control, and wealth; and will do ANYTHING to avoid being caught and prosecuted. Which is why WWIII is inevitable. They are desperate and see this as the only way out.

  39. PeteAtomic June 20, 2022 at 2:22 pm #

    Thanks Jim

    Professor Mearsheimer’s recent talk on the causes and consequences of the Ukraine war is really excellent. He spends alot of time laying out background and possible outcomes to all this as we go along. I highly recommend it. It’s available on youtube.

    Thanks also for pointing out what Biden has been doing lately (or not doing). The US is facing systemic, cascading failures. Biden is on vacation.

    An actual leader would be screaming and tearing his hair out on the rooftops about dozens of crises. Like energy, for example.

    Putin was correct recently when he pointed out that the US is a “fading power”. Very true.

    Biden was asked yesterday about 2 US citizens held by Russian forces, who had been captured in the anti-Russian crusade. The juxtaposition of the questioning of these two men, and then to the lawn of the White House, really stunned me.

    It reminded me of something out of the French Revolution. Or maybe how the French monarchs would have acted or appeared before the revolution. It was sad and interesting at the same time.

    • Blackbird June 20, 2022 at 8:14 pm #

      I watched his talk a couple days ago. As always, Mearsheimer’s understanding of the bistory of Russian/Ukrainian relations, and his ability to articulate that understanding, free of any obvious biases or emotional hysteria, were very enlightening.

      What I found as enlightening – maybe more so – were the questions at the end, especially how so many of them were versions of, “Russian imperialism adequately explains Putin’s actions.” and “Putin fears democracy”. Mearsheimer patiently explained, repeatedly, that there is no evidence for imperialistic expansion by Russia. Didn’t matter. Those people brought their pre-packaged story and they were leaving with it – evidence, or lack of evidence, be damned.

  40. snagglepuss June 20, 2022 at 2:25 pm #

    Here you go. A real statesman. Pay close attention to what he says about Bucha and then wonder what other lies you have been told by your government
    .
    The best part is when he says ” Go ahead and do it”.

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

  41. Hands4u June 20, 2022 at 2:28 pm #

    Jim, thanks for the intro to Mattias in your K-Cast.
    Just glorious (sorry for the gush).

    • Hands4u June 20, 2022 at 2:29 pm #

      What is Rational in an irrational Social life/world is to respond irrationally.

  42. Ed Haskell June 20, 2022 at 3:01 pm #

    Mr. Kunstler,

    You are in good form! Bravo!

    Your pithy accuracy and lack of propaganda are a refreshingly beautiful way to begin the week.

    Cheers!

    • cowbell81 June 20, 2022 at 3:15 pm #

      Eddie, is that really you? LOL, what kinds of trouble are you getting into these days with the Beaver?

  43. cowbell81 June 20, 2022 at 3:25 pm #

    Nobody has said anything today (that I recall reading above) about the rebuke of Macron in France’s recent elections. Apparently extra seats went to the far right and an alliance of far left parties.

    The results were a rebuke of Mr. Macron, who appeared disengaged in the campaign and more preoccupied by France’s diplomatic efforts to support Ukraine in its war against Russia.

    I wonder what role this might have in Canadian elections and any US elections coming up? Maybe the majority of citizens are wizening up to the fact that these previously elected despots have more sympathy for the Ukraine than they do themselves?

    What are the odds that with this recent polarity in France they engage in a future civil war?

  44. tom clark June 20, 2022 at 3:45 pm #

    Note to tom: infinite growth can’t go on forever in a finite world.

    Note to joe biden: money doesn’t grow on trees.

    Note to jimbo: if you must go after a democrat, pick on Jimmy Carter, but leave Hillary alone…she’s not worth your time.

  45. cowbell81 June 20, 2022 at 4:16 pm #

    So what kind of withdrawal symptoms do you think one goes through when the hormone adjustment meds are cut off? Like the opioid epidemic, this may be a real crisis coming down the pike.

    Also, do we make these meds here in the USA or are they compliments of the China pharmaceutical industry? If the former is the case, then shame on the medical establishment for keeping the freaks in secure meds while the actual patients suffer and potentially die.

    • BackRowHeckler June 20, 2022 at 4:30 pm #

      Do hormone adjustment meds need a prescription, or can you get them over the counter?

      You know, I’m not laughing and mocking this Tranny movement anymore. It’s really a tragedy for young people being sucked into it. Some of them are actually going so far as to have their breasts removed; conversely, boys are opting to have their johnson sliced off. Once these kids mutilitate themselves there is no going back; their lives are spoiled.

      • anmariwakaranai June 20, 2022 at 5:30 pm #

        The neighbour whose husband is or has been transitioning may have been spurred on by his wife. He might have transitioned to keep her after she came out.

        The horror.

        Preps for WWIII, water in house. Seals for windows, doors. Borax soaked radiation suit. Red wine, iodine and calendula. It’s coming.

        The cnd gov. Has announced the non jabbed can leave the country. I could potentially go to Mexico. Doubtful I could ever return though, certainly not under this regime.
        Thinking about my odds.

        Good to see you too Am, glad no fatwa has been pronounced!

        That was a funny one about Hitlery Jim, “flying reptile of Chappaqua!”. HAH

        • Blackbird June 20, 2022 at 8:25 pm #

          You’re planning to survive a nuclear war?

          I kinda regret that in my present location I’m probably too far from any target to get taken out in the initial blast.

          I don’t think there will be a nuclear war. The U$ will be unseated and China will take the throne. Nothing broken but the economies of the U$ and the West and their people.

          • messianicdruid June 20, 2022 at 8:31 pm #

            Agreed, they don’t want to pollute their new digs.

          • MaryQueen June 20, 2022 at 10:34 pm #

            We’ll all live in rabbit hutches like the Chinese and if we don’t comply they’ll come whack our pets and starve us.

            Just kidding.

            They’ll do that even if we comply.

          • stelmosfire June 21, 2022 at 7:12 am #

            “they’ll come whack our pets and starve us.”

            Well I really should lose thirty lbs. but if anybody so much as slaps my dog (and best friend) I’m going ballistic.

          • Redneck Liberal June 24, 2022 at 7:11 am #

            The irony in that being stated by someone lives in a virtual rabbit-hole is extraordinary. You’ve outdone yourself, MaryW

      • neurodoc June 20, 2022 at 5:39 pm #

        All real hormone adjustment meds are by prescription only. FYI

        • BackRowHeckler June 20, 2022 at 7:09 pm #

          Thank Doc.

        • Blackbird June 20, 2022 at 8:26 pm #

          Good thing. Imagine what high school kids would do to each other (and themselves) if the stuff was available over the counter.

        • stelmosfire June 21, 2022 at 7:15 am #

          So are opiods but that doesn’t mean much. Shit’s everywhere.

        • MaryQueen June 21, 2022 at 9:36 am #

          That’s why the PTB had to get the doctors on board.

    • GreenAlba June 20, 2022 at 5:38 pm #

      Seemingly the meds themselves and the whole transitioning process leave trans people at a greatly elevated risk of heart disease and cancer. So, goodness knows what the to-ing and fro-ing do.

      I’m reminded that yo-yo dieting is much worse for your heart than just being overweight, so it might work the same way.

      • anmariwakaranai June 20, 2022 at 6:07 pm #

        Good points Alba & neuro.

        The total sifting has commenced. Pray to stay fearless. What comes after is a paradise for a thousand years. Stay strong in God. Identify and own your weakness, they all begin with pride, the opposite of which is not shame, but rather humility.

        We have prepared. We will survive if it is His will.

      • MaryQueen June 20, 2022 at 10:33 pm #

        That’s the tip of the iceberg, GA.

        Here is a video I watched today with two chaps who went into a de-transitioner chatroom to get stories.

        It’s heartbreaking and permanent:

        https://youtu.be/BIf89N63uWA

        • GreenAlba June 21, 2022 at 7:08 am #

          Thanks, Mary. That’s horrendous. I got a taste of it from the guy in the Matt Walsh video that you posted earlier, who was furious about the harm that had been done to him. And then you look at someone like that criminally imbecilic paediatrician or whatever she was in the same video (the ‘chickens don’t cry’ dingbat).

          As they say, the only thing that will start to bring this to light is some big, fat, successful lawsuits.

          • MaryQueen June 21, 2022 at 9:35 am #

            The ‘chickens don’t cry’ dingbat should be in an asylum, not taking care of ‘kiddos’. Yes, the only thing that will stop these freaks are some nice big lawsuits. And perhaps a shift in public opinion.

            This past weekend, women who met to discuss these issues in Bristol, UK, led by Kellie-Jay Keen (aka Posie Parker), were harassed and abused by trans rights activists and their antifa partners. They tried to drown out the women speakers and then afterwards, these thuggish MEN (and some handmaidens) followed the women all the way to a pub to harass them further there. They were shouting obscenities the entire time and while the police escorted the women they didn’t do anything about the violence. Can you imagine if the women had been, say, a religious group, etc.?

            In any case, Kellie will be coming to Edinburgh in either August or September if you are interested in meeting up with some really great women. Here is the video of the rally and the TRAs making absolute knobs of themselves:

            https://youtu.be/6wOf0RtF-TQ

          • GreenAlba June 21, 2022 at 11:34 am #

            Interesting, thanks, Mary. I’m getting the impression that women are standing up to these people more and more. Maybe JK Rowling helped with that. I’ll keep an eye out for Kellie et al and for the media coverage, when the time comes. Maybe JK will be lending her presence.

          • MaryQueen June 21, 2022 at 7:33 pm #

            GA – Kellie-Jay’s been at this for years! JK was late to the party.

            And Kellie-Jay is not afraid of the violent trans-creeps. She is so awesome. I hope you get to watch the video. She told the bad boys that their mothers are all TERFs. I’m sure that messed with their peabrains. I hope so, anyway.

    • Alzaebo June 20, 2022 at 8:34 pm #

      Teva Pharmaceuticals is the only supplier in the world for transition drugs. They, ahem, are not a U.S. company.

  46. cowbell81 June 20, 2022 at 4:59 pm #

    Per the Washington Examiner: “Man denied from donating blood after refusing to give his pregnancy status”

    A man was denied donating blood Wednesday after he refused to answer a question that asked if he was pregnant.

    Leslie Sinclair, a 66-year-old father from Scotland, said he was denied after nearly five decades of donating more than 125 pints of blood, according to a report.

    Prior to his rejection at Albert Halls clinic, Sinclair was asked to fill out a form, which asked if he has expecting a child or had been pregnant in the previous six months, he said.

    Sinclair said the question did not apply to him, but the staff disagreed, according to the report.

    “I am angry because I have been giving blood since I was 18 and have regularly gone along,” Sinclair said. “I’m very happy to do so without any problem.”

    Sinclair told a worker at the clinic it is “impossible” for him to get pregnant, but staff insisted that he answer a question if he wished to give blood, he said.

    “I told them that was stupid and that if I had to leave, I wouldn’t be back,” he said. “And that was it, I got on my bike and cycled away.”

    He has no intention of returning to the clinic, he said.

    Sinclair was rejected amid a push for new donors, he said, and he is angry because “vulnerable people” need donations.

    “But they’ve been denied my blood because of the obligation to answer a question that can’t possibly be answered,” Sinclair said.

    Sinclair, of Stirling in central Scotland, was told to complete a form asking whether he was with child or had been pregnant in the last six months, prompting him to reply that the question did not apply to a man in his late 60s.

    “I am angry because I have been giving blood since I was 18 and have regularly gone along,” Sinclair told the outlet Friday. “I’m very happy to do so without any problem.”

    Anyone who has given birth in Scotland must wait six months before donating blood. Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service officials said all donors are now asked whether they’re pregnant as part of a “duty to promote inclusiveness,” according to the report.

    “We appreciate the support of each and every one of our donor community and thank Mr. Sinclair for his commitment over a long number of years,” SNBTS director Marc Turner told Daily Mail.

    “Whilst pregnancy is only a relevant question to those whose biological sex or assigned sex at birth is female, sex assigned at birth is not always visually clear to staff,” Turner said.

    Noting “changes in society,” Turner said the agency is now asking all potential donors the same questions during appointments, including whether they’re pregnant.

    • Bilejones June 20, 2022 at 8:02 pm #

      This perfectly illustrates that the main purpose of Woke is to enforce obedience.

      As Voltaire said: “Those that can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.”

  47. cowbell81 June 20, 2022 at 5:31 pm #

    Now it’s personal:

    “Pete Buttigieg among thousands who saw their flights canceled this weekend”

    Buttigieg is advising airlines to meet their flight schedules and hire more customer-service workers. He said that if they do not meet these requirements by the Fourth of July weekend, the department could enforce fines on the airlines.

    Oh boy, watch out because this administration is coming for you. First it was ultimatums on the oil industry to increase supply and reduce profits, now it is the airlines to decrease cancelled flights and fire more workers.

    These people around Biden are so out of touch….

    • MaryQueen June 20, 2022 at 10:31 pm #

      More proof they only care about an issue when it hits home.

      Fucking narcissists.

    • Not_GeorgeT June 21, 2022 at 1:29 am #

      “… watch out because this administration is coming for you”

      you already knew. It’s getting the word out in a convincing manner to enough of the population of fence-sitters to make a difference.

      Bad times are here, worse times just over the horizon. Devastating times are in queue.

  48. mitchellc June 20, 2022 at 6:04 pm #

    What are non-essential luxuries? Its an easy question to answer; simply ask whether it existed prior to 1900: Pleasure craft? Motorhomes? Cruising? International travel? Airline traffic?

    At each step of the distribution channel, from raw materials, manufacturing & delivery to destination service & support, entire life lines will collapse across the country.

    Think about something as innocuous as gasoline stations, fast food, groceries, lodging and associated services in all the various marinas, hiking, camping, offroading destinations, etc where entire communities have been created to help support these various attractions.

    All gone as people start emerging from their clouds of denial, and begin to contemplate real life as they become reacquainted with Maslow. You know, good old food, shelter and clothing. I don’t recall a 10mpg RV on that list.

    I’d say, a good area to stake out a position would be locating by any of the natural (original) waterways and transport hubs (rail, toll ways) that serviced ag and other raw material industries.

    Mechanical skills to keep boats floating, engines running and produce flowing will serve those well who can see what’s coming down the pike.

    • BackRowHeckler June 20, 2022 at 7:07 pm #

      Yet, there are people out there not yielding to the reality of the situation. For example, a few days ago I witnessed an armada of massive ‘RVs’– big as Greyhound buses — pulling into a state park for the weekend. We were at an outdoor bar across the street from the entrance watching those big beasts roll in. I commented to my wife “those things cost half a million dollars each and get 6 miles per gallon”. She said “I want one.”

      • messianicdruid June 20, 2022 at 8:26 pm #

        RVs become homes, just take off the wheels.

        Most of the parks around here are full and not just on the weekends.

        • Disaffected June 20, 2022 at 8:54 pm #

          Possibly. But they still need infrastructure hookups (land, electrical, water, and sewage at the bare minimum), which won’t be free. Add all that in, and they’re just another mobile home.

      • elysianfield June 21, 2022 at 10:52 am #

        BRH,
        I never understood how a successful person, upon reaching the age of retirement, decides to become a bus driver.

        • Disaffected June 21, 2022 at 12:56 pm #

          I had a buddy who did that. He was born to it. The most natural bus driver I’ve ever seen.

        • BackRowHeckler June 21, 2022 at 1:17 pm #

          I know E., and those things are massive. Not sure if you need a special license to drive them? I’d be afraid to back one up. Imagine driving a massive RV down the freeway and getting off at wrong exit and ending up in downtown Baltimore, St. Louis or Cleveland? Yikes!

          • Paula D June 23, 2022 at 8:26 pm #

            In April we were driving through St. Louis and my husband missed an exit and wanted to turn around. I said No, keep going!
            And we were in a little Honda.

    • GreenAlba June 20, 2022 at 8:28 pm #

      “What are non-essential luxuries?”

      A tautology?

  49. anmariwakaranai June 20, 2022 at 6:11 pm #

    Non essentials; sugar, plastic, (which can be rendered into gas), tv, interwebz.

    • Amman June 21, 2022 at 6:01 pm #

      “plastic, (which can be rendered into gas)”. – I sometimes have trouble getting what you write, Anmari

      • anmariwakaranai June 22, 2022 at 8:21 pm #

        There’s videos on it Am. Plastic is made from petroluim.

  50. GreenAlba June 20, 2022 at 8:15 pm #

    Parochial, because it’s just Scotland, but this is excellent.

    ‘Call Blameshifter Finance – helping your run Scotland (into the ground)’.

    I’m sure it could be applied to other polities, but the SNP grievance machine is a bit special.

    youtube.com/watch?v=5buwkJ9kHVM

    Not sure why the voiceover is American but it works!

  51. JohnAZ June 20, 2022 at 8:32 pm #

    Mazlow’s Hierarchy

    We all try to attain aesthetic values and move up from essential needs. The higher you go, the happier you are. When falling down the more angry and anxious you become.

    Just might explain the problem with anger in the US as the country falls down the pyramid.

    Look at it this way. We have a government that is purposely pushing people down the pyramid to make them more dependent on the nanny state. We are pulling more people into the country way down in the pyramid for the same purpose. This damn Liberal government is driving us into a quagmire of frustration and anger.

    We keep voting the bums in? Here is why. As the society keeps falling down the pyramid, the folks keep clinging to anybody who promises a better life ie moving up the pyramid. Anybody! They believe conjecture, lies, false promises, anything to give hope, false as it may be.

    The story of the Blacks? The coming story of the Latinos?

    This damn government has no clue how to elevate this society and it is actively removing the only thing that people need to push their way up, self reliance and self esteem.

    The WEF needs to destroy independence of people to have global control. Look for more destruction of individuality.

    • Not_GeorgeT June 21, 2022 at 1:34 am #

      It’s a race to the bottom. Been building for years. 3rd world status being achieved in the present.

      Maslow… keep in mind the essentials on the pyramid are also at the bottom.

  52. Edge Lord 101 June 20, 2022 at 9:46 pm #

    The mass formation shit is real.

    Saw an entire urban block of bars and restaurants and breweries with their Ukraine flags and board signs and Ukraine donation jars. It’s friggin incredible.

    All these people just behind an unnecessary war.4 years of media driven psyops will do that to morons. The Russia meddling baloney. I bet they never asked how much money Hunter returned, er, donated along with the big guy’s cut back to Ukraine? Did the press ask Hunter? He’s more protected than a teen Chelsea Clinton or an Obama kid. Didn’t think that applied to 50 year old crack head amateur porn grifters like it did for12 year olds.

    Where I’m looking from, and I’m way way further down realityroad than most people, is that too much of this country, meaning the people in it, are simply not worth freeing from the catatonic hypnotic state they are in.
    This is Spanish civil war division ask oracle Orwell about that

    • stelmosfire June 21, 2022 at 7:25 am #

      I was in a local chain store, tips for Ukraine jar on check-out counter. I asked “Where is the tips for Russia jar?” Clerk cut me down with her eyes. Outside a couple overweight shit bums asked if I had a cigarette or some spare change for food. All while standing in front of a help wanted sign. I told them they could lose a few pounds and to get a job.Good thing I’m a big dude. I could of whipped both of them dweebs.

    • JohnAZ June 21, 2022 at 11:27 am #

      How many of those people even understand why the war is going on. Reminds me of high school cheerleaders not knowing anything about football.

  53. trypillian June 20, 2022 at 10:00 pm #

    The grain shipment stoppage will cause millions of people in Africa and Elsewhere to die of starvation. Russia did this before in the early 1930’s forcing famine on millions of Ukrainians including the eastern regions. Stalin murdered the population then and now Mr. K’s friend, Putin the psychopath says we the barbarian hordes really are the owners. Stalin forced 250,000 Tatars out of Crimea in 1945, on a one way ticket to Siberia, by the way. Mr. K ‘s rather convoluted logic relates to the murderous dictator as a nice chap. If you, the proletariat, of this blog who are seeking pravda; read Gary Kasparov, the famous chess player – ‘Winter is Coming’.

    • SoftStarLight June 21, 2022 at 2:30 am #

      Maybe you shouldn’t have provoked him. Nobody said NATO had to keep moving east closer and closer until finally the vampires were able to sink their teeth into Ukraine. But of course that must just be a nothing or a whatever for you if I had to guess huh. The western elites want this since they have made it clear they would continue the war by sending weapons and money. So indeed they also partake in the blame no?

      • JohnAZ June 21, 2022 at 11:20 am #

        Just playing chicken.

        One side always loses.

    • BackRowHeckler June 21, 2022 at 7:27 am #

      Huh, this Putin is a remarkable chap. Not only is he the modern incarnation of Adolf Hitler, but Typillian tells us of Joseph Stalin as well. Putin’s machinations threw the US election to Trump in 2016, is the cause of astronomical fuel prices in the US, famine in Africa, lack of natgas in WEurope, supply chain issues worldwide and the resultant disorder in American cities, and the breakdown of rules based New World Order. Yes, a remarkable chap indeed!

      • Disaffected June 21, 2022 at 9:12 am #

        The more they criticize him, the better I think of Putin. In their defense, US citizens have been swimming in an ocean of exceptionalist bullshit for the past 100 years provided gratis by their globalist masters.

      • JohnAZ June 21, 2022 at 11:25 am #

        Who is really at fault here?

        The one thing about Putin, he is the type that if you cross him or dare him, you are going to get a response, brutal and regardless of cost. Russian!

        TheUS is stupid (stupidification abounding) to have challenged him to a duel in Ukraine.

        • stelmosfire June 21, 2022 at 3:11 pm #

          I’ve said it many times and to many people.

          “You really don’t want to fuck with me.” so chill the fuck out asshole!”

          Potatohead does not bother me so much. I just keep to my own shit and ignore everyone else. Weathers good, gardens good, fruits coming in,

          • Anthea June 21, 2022 at 8:53 pm #

            Around here it’s hot as blue blazes, and no rain in several weeks. But the garden is still doing well. I think the weed barrier keeps moisture in the soil. There is an underground drip irrigation line under one long row of tomatoes. I just turned it on. I think we have about 50 tomato plants, and they are setting fruit now. (Got them in a little late. In many previous years I’ve had ripe tomatoes in early June.) There are lots of collards already in the freezer, the onions are ready to harvest, as are some of the beets. (Beet greens are the best of all greens.) I can’t see the carrots for the weeds and can’t weed till we get some rain, as the ground is too hard.

          • Not_GeorgeT June 22, 2022 at 2:12 am #

            Beet greens.

            A few years back I took a journey into beet history.

            Turned out the greens were the reason for growing them, particularly in the Mediterranean cultures many centuries ago.

            Somehow, one day, some person tried eating the tuberous product from under the ground.

            Possibly related to the person who dared open up the hairy-skinned kiwi fruit for the first time?

            So now we have beet greens, and we have beets.

            A long strange trip…..

          • Anthea June 22, 2022 at 10:39 am #

            Maybe they had not yet bred beets for the large roots.

            I am growing a few Rapunzels this year. That is the root that Rapunzel’s mother was craving when she was pregnant and sent her husband to steal from the witch’s garden. So that’s why Rapunzel’s parents had to give her to the witch.

            Anyway, it’s a historic vegetable, but the kind with the large roots has been lost to cultivation. J.L. Hudson (who sells the seeds) suggests that selective breeding for large roots might be an interesting project for someone.

  54. MaryQueen June 20, 2022 at 10:22 pm #

    SO MANY GEMS in this week’s missive, James! Thank you.

    It may be no surprise that my favorite line is: “That’s kind of like how America will fight a land war in Europe with our army of “vaccinated” myocarditis victims hoisting the rainbow battle flag into the fray.”

    Hahahahaha!

    • JohnAZ June 20, 2022 at 10:38 pm #

      Hahahahahahaha!

      Being led by Biden’s military leadership.

    • SoftStarLight June 21, 2022 at 2:09 am #

      I agree! I also thought “poison raisins in a fruitcake” and “coalition of lunatic countries” were too funny lol!

    • Night Owl June 21, 2022 at 3:55 am #

      Myocarditis ain’t the half of it.

      At work here in Germany, the cud-chewers are now all getting pink eye, severe allergies, and associated neurological issues.

      My boss lost vision in her right eye for 3 weeks and still has not fully recovered. Ocular issues are quite common.

      The Quaxine.

      • GreenAlba June 21, 2022 at 8:29 am #

        I’m just back from my old school friend’s funeral in England. Three other classmates were there. Pretty much everyone was saying how unbelievable it was (that she had a catastrophic heart attack) as she was so fit and active and never smoked. I said nothing to anyone on the issue as it would have been completely pointless and wasn’t the time or the place. It would only have created bad feeling. But the place was packed with her many friends, and it seems not one person, apart from me, has any idea why she dropped dead. Her mother, who’s in her 90s, was there too, so she certainly had good genes going for her.

        The last time my other classmates had seen my friend was 7 weeks ago at the funeral of the husband of one of them, who also dropped dead of a heart attack. It’s hard to imagine what’s in these people’s heads, but with some you just realise there’s no point in saying any more. It’s like Redneck Liberal, but up close and personal.

        • Disaffected June 21, 2022 at 9:08 am #

          The effects of cognitive dissonance is an awesome thing to behold up close. Being herd animals at heart, we’re all prone to it in extreme cases, but some more than others.

        • mitchellc June 21, 2022 at 10:18 am #

          We know a handful of people in their 50s who have suddenly dropped dead. It’s impossible to broach the topic as it would be incredibly bad form.

          Secondly, only my wife knows I didn’t get poisoned. I must politely nod in interest as neighbors tell of their nth booster, or how they/or family member is recovering from cv, with relief of vax mitigated effects.

          I learned a long time ago to just keep your mouth shut (about anything). It not only doesn’t help, it actively agitates and stirs resentment.

          Just bet your hunch and keep a low profile (live modestly). If you’re prudent and follow your own advice, your financial status, health, and overall demeanor will already be broadcasting social position by your mere existence.

          Consider this: if the average person appears to you to be unhealthy, uneducated and unkempt, what do you think you look like to them? So, out of the blue, a stranger has already assessed you as “the other” while you’re peaceably minding your own business.

          • elysianfield June 21, 2022 at 10:49 am #

            ” what do you think you look like to them?

            Mitch,
            A pedantic asshole, I would expect….

          • Anthea June 21, 2022 at 12:06 pm #

            @ mitchellc:

            Re your last point of being assessed as “the other”:

            One thing life has taught me is that if you are “the other,” there’s no use in trying to hide it or blend in. People KNOW. And even after all these years I don’t know HOW they know. I’m not even sure what the “difference” is that the “mass man or woman” is so acutely sensitive to. Some of it may be speech patterns. Most people literally never say anything that isn’t a standard rote comment–the sort of thing that you could find in one of those books that translate “common words and phrases” into a foreign language. To venture beyond that–unless its to repeat something you heard on TV–is suspect.
            As for making a meaningful comment–which there is rarely any occasion for anyway–you might as well put a brand on your forehead.

            One of my daughters is like this; clearly “other.” When she was a teenager, I told her that there is no use trying to hide it. You have to brazen it out: be who you are and let everyone else be damned.

            There is one interesting alternative, which is this idea of being “the gray man.” (There really is such a thing as “the cloak of invisibility.”) I have a natural talent for this. One of my former neighbors is VERY good at it. Once I saw him and his wife in a store and passed him several times without being sure it was really him–which was a very strange experience, as both husband and wife are fairly distinctive looking. The wife is in a wheelchair, ffs.

            I’m not sure how this is done, even though I can do it. I think it may be an ability to turn off (or greatly turn down) the psychic signals of your presence.

          • Islander June 21, 2022 at 10:58 pm #

            Anthea,

            Being “gray” came in very handy in New York City in the seventies and eighties.

            Mainly, be super-aware of your surroundings, but do not make any contact such as eye contact. Just ignore other’s presence, while being aware.

            Not the whole story, but part of it.
            Do not make eye contact or even look at anyone.

            People can “feel” when someone is looking at them.

          • Anthea June 22, 2022 at 10:46 am #

            @ Islander:

            Yep. And I think people can feel a lot more than just people looking at them.

            I think part of the trick to “invisibility” is to shut off your awareness of the presence of other people. Since, to you, they are not even there, you are not signalling to them psychically.

            I often go shopping with one of my daughters, who is greatly bothered by crowds. It makes her uncomfortable to shop in a crowded store. She’s sometimes commented that it doesn’t bother me at all. I can block people out completely; they don’t exist. Hence (it seems) they don’t “see” me, either.

          • Jarek June 23, 2022 at 11:08 am #

            Yes, almost all women are doing this nearly all the time to all men. That’s a big part of why we are doomed.

        • JohnAZ June 21, 2022 at 11:11 am #

          GA

          A wise friend told me that sometimes we need to back away from opposite POV and just let them fail. Survivors win in the long run.

          Look at Washington DC right now.

        • Jarek June 21, 2022 at 11:59 am #

          Covid is the sacred disease, the Father. The Vaccine is the Son. If you get Covid, you’re one of us. If you tell people you don’t get sick, they will hate you as the other. The Vax is the liberator that free us from the sin or death imposed on us by the father.

          The atheist have nothing else. Those who believe in nothing will believe anything.

          • Anthea June 21, 2022 at 12:14 pm #

            @ Jarek:

            Re the religious element, I don’t know about THAT, but I have seen the vax becoming central to all kinds of joyous social connection–kind of like everyone in your social circle getting a Roomba, or going to the cool new restuarant, or getting some high-end whiskey. (Not that I have anything against a Roomba.)

          • GreenAlba June 21, 2022 at 12:27 pm #

            Jarek

            An apposite cartoon from Bob Moran.

            bobmoran.co.uk/other-work/false-idol-original-artwork

          • Jarek June 21, 2022 at 12:31 pm #

            Yes, but it’s deeper than that. Again, a matter of definition. The word religion easily has half a dozen different definitions. I’m using the psychological one here: any structure of belief that provides deep meaning for individuals and connection to other individuals who share their belief.

            From this perspective, atheist Marxist Parties are religions to many.

            And the dying Churches have jumped onto the Vax with a vengeance, accepting the tie in with Racism and Climate Change – clearly allied cults.

        • Jarek June 21, 2022 at 12:03 pm #

          The Vatican just minted a coin of a young boy getting vaccinated.

          • Anthea June 21, 2022 at 12:18 pm #

            That’s some shit.

          • cowbell81 June 21, 2022 at 12:34 pm #

            The Vatican states that “The Holy Father has repeatedly stressed the importance of vaccination, recalling that health care is ‘a moral obligation,’ and it is important to ‘continue efforts to immunize even the poorest peoples.’”

            WWJD? I think he would chuck that infectious needle at the heads of those lying to him about the efficacy of this “vaccine”.

            The set costs 180 Euros.

          • BackRowHeckler June 21, 2022 at 1:01 pm #

            If it’s from the Vatican, I’m surprised they haven’t minted a coin showing a young boy getting something else.

          • GreenAlba June 21, 2022 at 6:41 pm #

            “[…] and it is important to ‘continue efforts to immunize even the poorest peoples.”

            Even though they’re doing so much better than the lucky, rich ‘vaccinated’ people.

          • MaryQueen June 21, 2022 at 7:40 pm #

            BRH for the win! LOL

        • BackRowHeckler June 21, 2022 at 1:31 pm #

          GA, how did you travel to England? A train? Also, how far away was it?

          • GreenAlba June 21, 2022 at 5:23 pm #

            It was only York, which is about 200 miles – nothing to an American! It’s just less than two and a half hours by train. Even London is not much more than four and a half hours). Just as well the funeral was yesterday as there’s a rail strike today and Thursday. 🙂

            I love trains. Including the bit of the East Coast line from here to Northumberland as you get the sea view for at least a while from around Berwick-on-Tweed (the River Tweed is the border between Scotland and England).

            Like this view (Alnmouth):

            i.pinimg.com/originals/1c/27/d8/1c27d82f72103502ebf3dadce82a4124.jpg

        • Night Owl June 21, 2022 at 5:29 pm #

          I have no words, other than to say that the mind’s defense mechanisms are impressive.

      • JohnAZ June 21, 2022 at 11:17 am #

        Saw an article that said that the neurological effects of Covid are starting to be studied in great effort. I will believe it when I see it. Just more ammo.

        A question though, does it tie into long term effects of Covid.

        Also, is it immune reaction to the s protein that is the cause. Big Vaxx issue.

        Not a liability issue, why? There is not enough money in the world to pay off the law suits that should be filed.

        • GreenAlba June 21, 2022 at 6:26 pm #

          “A question though, does it tie into long term effects of Covid.”

          I would say Dr Chetty pretty defnitively demonstrated that if covid is treated timeously and appropriately, there are no long-term effects from covid. Long covid is the result of withholding appropriate treatment.

          • workingclasshero June 21, 2022 at 11:51 pm #

            IMHO Long Covid IS myocarditis. I got covid and I still get those chest pains (less frequently) 3 months later. Plus, I am 64 years old. The age group I fear it was designed to thin out.

  55. JTinMD June 21, 2022 at 8:56 am #

    State of Play / Down and Distance / My Two Cents

    Woke/Libs/Lefties or whatever:
    Young(ish); Unmarried and/or Childless; Sophistry is their strong suit and their predominant method of debate (whenever that occasionally happens).

    Conservative/Center-Right; Patriots:
    Over-35; mostly Family-oriented; Don’t fix what ain’t broke! Logic and experience rule.

    So, when a so-called controversy crops up, the woke left radicals, with their youthful-energy-and-nothing-better-to-do shock troops, outnumber and out-shout the Center-Right, who are too busy with their “normal,” productive lives to mount much of a retort or resistance, get all the MSM attention. And for their criminal “leadership,” that’s all the “evidence” needed to ignore the law, tradition, custom, etc.

    Clown World.

  56. elysianfield June 21, 2022 at 10:46 am #

    Well, ladies and germs;

    Take heart in that Joe Biden is on the job and addressing important issues, issues critical to all of us;

    WHITE HOUSE: President Biden is scheduled to give a speech on the importance of COVID vaccines for children younger than five.

    This needs to be addressed.

    Oh, yeah, and Nicaragua has just accepted almost 300 Russian “advisors” to billet in country to train their military.

    …From todays Situational Awareness.

    • JohnAZ June 21, 2022 at 11:06 am #

      Nicaraugua, Venezuela, BrazilChina, MexicoChina.

      The Western Hemisphere is being absorbed into socialism. WEF?

      CanadaChina?

      • cowbell81 June 21, 2022 at 11:38 am #

        Don’t forget Chile, they just elected a 36-year old leftist and avowed socialist Gabriel Boric.

        So much for the Western Hemisphere being a commie free zone. Thing are really going Biden’s way these days, and the USA is moving right down that road to a commie state.

        Oddly enough, they will then be able to say the USA is a “red” nation, but not the “red” nation of states that would comprise tried and true Republican patriots.

      • SoftStarLight June 21, 2022 at 1:40 pm #

        The WEF does not represent socialism in any way, shape, or form as near as I can tell. They represent more or less an authoritarian, control freak, oligarchy.

        • Redneck Liberal June 21, 2022 at 9:53 pm #

          Gee…you better have a closer read of “The Collected Tirades of the Night Gnat”. You seem to have those guys all wrong!

    • stelmosfire June 21, 2022 at 3:18 pm #

      Russia, Russia, Russia!!! Wolverines Unite!!!

      • stelmosfire June 21, 2022 at 3:24 pm #

        So I had an associate we called the wolverine. The call would go out. Send in the wolverine. We would break the smallest window we could find to gain access, give him a boost, send him through, and pick Granny up off the floor. Minimal damage. Break a door frame and your talking serious money. Potatohead is gonna need a wolverine soon to pick his geriatric ass up off the ground.

  57. JohnAZ June 21, 2022 at 11:03 am #

    Just saw a story that Trump wants equal time in front of the committee. Swallwell wants to deny access.

    Doesn’t the Constitution say that the accused has the right to face his accuser?

    • cowbell81 June 21, 2022 at 11:51 am #

      They will never let him speak because they are afraid that he will expose all their lies and reveal the truth. The entire “trial” is a totally outrageous experience run by monkeys.

    • Disaffected June 21, 2022 at 12:51 pm #

      It’s a Congressional hearing, not a trial. A show trial, if you will. They can allow or disallow whatever nonsense they want.

    • SoftStarLight June 21, 2022 at 1:37 pm #

      LOL, the Constitution. Do you honestly think that the Constitution matters to the “committee”

      • Paula D June 23, 2022 at 8:52 pm #

        Of course it doesn’t.
        The reason there was a demonstration on Jan. 6th is because part of the Constitution is that Congress has to certify the election.
        There is nothing in the Constitution that specifies that it is a rubber stamping, not to be influenced by facts.

    • Redneck Liberal June 21, 2022 at 9:51 pm #

      It’s not a trial. Anyway, if he really wanted to show up, his only options would be to answer questions or plead the 5th.

      In any case, he’s already had sufficient time on the various media to keep shouting his bat-shit crazy ‘fraud!!!’ theory so that everyone knows what he thinks happened…sitting down with the J6 Committee would be taking sand to the beach.

      • hmuller June 22, 2022 at 10:09 am #

        Redneck, you actually buy all that bullshit about how some rowdy mob posed a danger to the survival of the Republic? LOL. The mob’s only leaders were FBI plants. A fact sure to be overlooked by the Committee.
        AOC still has night terrors about her close brush with death. Though she was in a building they never entered. She mistook security personnel banging on doors for the mob. That congressman Kisinger openly cries about his anxiety for the cameras. What pathetic drkama queens!

        • Redneck Liberal June 22, 2022 at 9:32 pm #

          hmuller – you should at least watch the Hearings so you will be qualified to comment.

          It’s far from being about the Mob Invasion on Jan 6.

          It’s all about the concerted, illegal & grossly optimistic manoeuvres that the Trump GOP mobsters played out from Nov 4th to Jan 20 in an attempt to defraud the Citizens of the USA.

          THAT is the threat to Democracy, and unless it’s dealt with effectively – orange jumpsuits all around – it will happen again.

          Banging on about irrelevancies (AOC, supposed FBI plants) just shows you have no fecking idea what was really going on.

          • hmuller June 23, 2022 at 10:56 pm #

            I hope for the day when your list of heros are swinging at the end of ropes for crimes and atrocities it would take too long to explain here.

          • Redneck Liberal June 24, 2022 at 7:05 am #

            Yeah, yeah….

      • hmuller June 22, 2022 at 10:16 am #

        Correction – Congressman Kinzinger, crybaby extraordinaire.

        • Redneck Liberal June 22, 2022 at 9:33 pm #

          Kinsinger & Cheney have more testicular fortitude than all the rest of the GOP members of Congress (both houses) combined. And you know it.

          • hmuller June 23, 2022 at 10:51 pm #

            Incredibly deluded, seek deprogramming, Redneck!
            And if you think entrapment by FBI plants is an irrelevancy, you have no respect for the rule of law in your slavish devotion to the Democrat’s agenda of lies and tyranny.

          • Redneck Liberal June 24, 2022 at 7:17 am #

            Still haven’t got it, have ya? You Trumpanzees are so far up your collective arses that you cannot see the wood for all the fucking imaginary trees…

  58. Jarek June 21, 2022 at 12:37 pm #

    https://www.amren.com/news/2022/06/two-story-black-power-hair-pick-symbol-of-african-identity-erected-near-gallier-hall/

    The prongs of the pick are buried in the Earth as it were. The handle, a Black Fist soars upwards, defying all White Racists – and all Whites are racists.

    Across the way are the stately white columns of Gallier Hall, a fine example of Southern Neo-Classicism. Thus the choice is clear: the beauty of White Civilization or the excitement and violence of Blacks tearing it down. I won’t say Black Civilization because those would be words without a referent.

    Many here choose the latter.

    • cowbell81 June 21, 2022 at 2:30 pm #

      I just threw up a little in the back of my mouth. If the Black race wants to surround themselves with ugliness then that is the type of society they will continue to live in. The whole idea of Greco Roman architecture is to enlighten and lift you up to an entirely highly plane of existence.

      Ugly see, ugly do, ugly doo, ugly hairdo.

      I look forward to the day when we can tear down the MLK statue on the DC Mall, and other such statues throughout the land. Tit for tat as they say…..

    • malthuss June 21, 2022 at 2:55 pm #

      are afro combs illegal? I knew a white woman who was approached by an angry black teen? who menaced it at her.

      • SoftStarLight June 21, 2022 at 4:02 pm #

        Personally I think it was a poor choice for a monument. But then again, LaToya Cantrell was a poor choice for a mayor. So I suppose it is all a wash. I hope that the memory of her tenure in office is that giant ugly afro pick.

  59. Jarek June 21, 2022 at 1:10 pm #

    https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/stephen-colbert-reacts-right-wing-comparisons-jan-6-staffers-arrests-first-of-all-what-070523183.html

    Left wing activist Stephen Colbert denies being part of the Insurrection committed by his staff – presumably on his order.

    • cowbell81 June 21, 2022 at 2:08 pm #

      If the Left does something it is OK, if the Right does something it is Bad. Simple as that. Don’t ask any questions and never mind who is back in the shadows behind the rainbow colored curtain.

      • Hillary Clinton June 21, 2022 at 3:00 pm #

        The right-left dichotomy is woefully-myopic and belongs on sites that attempt to make shitposting an art-form.

        Stephen Colbert? A newz-clip from Yahoo Entertainment on some late night comic on tv? Really?

        • Jarek June 21, 2022 at 3:53 pm #

          So it didn’t happen? And you can’t find other links to it after trying?

        • Night Owl June 21, 2022 at 4:01 pm #

          Hillary Cargill tries a new angle.

          IIRC, Yahoo was one of his go-to sources for verifying his Trump Manchurian Candidate fever dreams.

          • Caelan MacIntyre (Whirlwind Worm) June 21, 2022 at 5:21 pm #

            I hadn’t changed my nickname back before I posted that.

            But why would I ‘critique’ Yahoo Entertainment, etc. if I was your Cargill?

            You seem to have some antifetish for them, since it’s not the first time they’re mentioned by you.

            Did Cargill change their nickname and do you think that they are the only one who has done so, and given that this site allows it?

            I’ve been periodically reading our host’s site possibly since it’s inception, and do recall seeing Cargill some time ago, but to burst your imaginary-bubble, alas, ’tis not me. Happy? Sad? Frustrated in an antifetish sort of way?

            …But I mean, if you want to continue to fantasize that I am Cargill, I’m ok with that (holds Night Owl’s hand)…

          • Night Owl June 21, 2022 at 5:28 pm #

            Type more.

            We believe you.

          • Caelan MacIntyre June 21, 2022 at 7:05 pm #

            You’re not supposed to believe me, Night Owl.

          • Night Owl June 22, 2022 at 5:14 am #

            We were not supposed to believe your explanation?

            You are very smart.

    • SoftStarLight June 21, 2022 at 4:07 pm #

      Tucker was really good last night on this segment. It was really funny and animated. But I do wish that somebody, I suppose an actual politician or probably even a group of them would drop the hammer on Colbert and cohorts and demand they be jailed and locked up in solitary for their insurrection.

      • Night Owl June 21, 2022 at 4:16 pm #

        I would very much enjoy the proverbial hammer dropping on Stephen Colbert.

        This man may be the biggest sell-out in entertainment history. To go from that anti-Bush WH Correspondent’s Dinner speech to licking the boots of the security state is quite the transformation.

        It has made for great unintentional comedy, however.

        • MaryQueen June 21, 2022 at 7:45 pm #

          Same. And let’s through Jimmy Kimmel in there, too. Not only massive misogynistic POS, but a luciferian. They both sold their souls long ago.

          • Night Owl June 22, 2022 at 5:09 pm #

            I know what you are trying to say, but IMO, they are not directly comparable.

            Go back and watch the WH CD speech. Bush was in the room. A ballsy speech from Colbert, and it remains not just well-delivered, but a series of unvarnished truths.

            Compare to today, where he is shilling for one of the most criminal companies in the world, and shilling for Brennan and co.

            I have no rational explanation. The guy has lost his comedic sharpness, and is now little more than a useful idiot. And I have not even mentioned his friendship with John “Pedo” Podesta.

  60. Caelan MacIntyre (Whirlwind Worm) June 21, 2022 at 2:28 pm #

    Admins, Apparatchiks & Apostasy

    I wondered why government has intruded into and gradually, almost completely taken over health, education and welfare. These have been traditionally the sphere of God as manifested through his earthly worship, religion. That’s when it hit me and I realized the cosmic truth. Government is a religion. This fundamental explains all that we need to know about government. The analogy extends as far as any I’ve ever known…

    …It’s no accident that those of the Left are the least likely to attend church. What most people find in God through their religions, Leftists find in government. They look for perfection in this world through man’s inventions. They seek their solace and hope in government. We’ve been told that our God, the God of Moses, Jacob, Peter and Jesus, is a jealous God and that we must not put other gods before Him. The god of government is likewise a jealous god and will tolerate no others. And this is another reason why where government goes, religion must be eliminated.

    All of this is what makes me state that government is a religion. Worship one or the other but not both and rue the day government invades any of God’s sphere.” ~ Roderick T. Beaman

    ——

    And so it goes that twice a week or so we get to indulge ourselves or Jim, with some of his ‘useful idiocy’ in his ostensible and paradoxical support for the coercive State government and its apparatchiks.

    I write ‘paradoxical support’ in a similar sense as the State’s ‘paradoxical (mandated?) support’ for ‘Wokeist’, and/or the like, causes, which I’ve hypothesized might create the opposite effect and lead to division and discord.

    Question Jim’s Views or maybe Jews (as opposed to maybe ‘black IQ’ or ‘women’, a la Jarek for example, who may be an AI), and, maybe even worse, in a ‘particular tone of writing that arguably approaches Jim’s own’ and risk incurring his… indignation? If not wrath?
    Maybe even as evidenced in writing neatly tucked into your own. Because ‘Admin’. How about that ay?

    And this just before (deliberately) I listen to Jim and guest’s most recent podcast apparently about or related to authoritarianism.

    BTW, (The) Apparatchiks would make a great Russian woman band name, da? Maybe they already exist(ed).

    ——

    dis·af·fect·ed
    /?dis??fekt?d/

    adjective: disaffected

    dissatisfied with the people in authority and no longer willing to support them.
    ‘a military plot by disaffected elements in the army’
    ” ~ Oxford Languages

    ——

    Apostasy is the formal disaffiliation from, abandonment of, or renunciation of a religion by a person.” ~ Wikipedia

    • malthuss June 21, 2022 at 2:58 pm #

      Question Jim’s Views or maybe Jews (as opposed to maybe ‘black IQ’ or ‘women’, a la Jarek for example, who may be an AI), and, maybe even worse, in a ‘particular tone of writing that arguably approaches Jim’s own’ and risk incurring his… indignation? If not wrath?

      where you banned or did you get a warning?

      • Caelan MacIntyre (Whirlwind Worm) June 21, 2022 at 3:07 pm #

        Nope, nothing.

        If I do, that’s a kind of microcosmic version of authoritatianism, yes?

        Fear is an important emotion to take heed of, but it can also serve to incapacitate you.

        How well do you manage yours, malthuss?

        ——

        In a legal context, a chilling effect is the inhibition or discouragement of the legitimate exercise of natural and legal rights by the threat of legal sanction. A chilling effect may be caused by legal actions such as the passing of a law, the decision of a court, or the threat of a lawsuit; any legal action that would cause people to hesitate to exercise a legitimate right (freedom of speech or otherwise) for fear of legal repercussions. When that fear is brought about by the threat of a libel lawsuit, it is called libel chill. A lawsuit initiated specifically for the purpose of creating a chilling effect may be called a Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation (SLAPP).” ~ Wikipedia

        • Night Owl June 21, 2022 at 4:05 pm #

          “If I do, that’s a kind of microcosmic version of authoritatianism, yes?”

          Not really, because it costs nothing for the rest of us to either leave or hang around once you have been purged.

          These concepts may be challenging for you, but we are here to help.

          • Caelan MacIntyre (Whirlwind Worm) June 21, 2022 at 4:43 pm #

            ‘Purged’ like people of certain ethnicities and/or dissensions?

            That certain governments/churches/authorities deem somehow dissenting?

            “These concepts may be challenging for you, but we are here to help.” ~ Night Owl

            Challenging to whom exactly?

            How ‘pure’, ‘obedient’ or ‘lockstep’ do you prefer your echo-chambers, churches or nations, Night Owl?

          • Night Owl June 21, 2022 at 5:27 pm #

            Challenging to you.

            When your next ban comes, no one will even notice.

          • Caelan MacIntyre (Whirlwind Worm) June 21, 2022 at 5:46 pm #

            Echo Chambers, Mirrors and Authoritarianism

            “Give me back my broken night
            My mirrored room, my secret life
            It’s lonely here
            There’s no one left to torture
            Give me absolute control
            Over every living soul
            And lie beside me, baby
            That’s an order
            Give me crack and anal sex
            Take the only tree that’s left
            And stuff it up the hole
            In your culture
            Give me back the Berlin wall
            Give me Stalin and St. Paul
            I’ve seen the future, brother
            It is murder…
            ” ~ The Future, by Leonard Cohen

          • Night Owl June 21, 2022 at 5:53 pm #

            U mad, bro?

          • JohnAZ June 21, 2022 at 6:29 pm #

            WW

            Somehow I feel you are trying to associate the Right with authoritarianism.

            Questions for you.

            Which side is trying to take control of every aspect of our lives?

            Which side fights using the marketplace to set prices and goods and services.

            Which side thinks they can dictate economic issues such as FF production levels.

            Which side dictates what the oil industry does or thinks they can, even though no one can afford it.

            Which side dictates to the car industry what they will build. Even if no one can afford it.

            Which side favors socialism unto communism as their modus economus.

            Which side is the motivating factor for the socialistic Deep State, leading to the Uniparty.

            Which side uses division between groups to “buy” votes.

            Which side wants global control.

          • Caelan MacIntyre (Whirlwind Worm) June 21, 2022 at 6:32 pm #

            You a despot at heart, bro’?

          • Caelan MacIntyre (Whirlwind Worm) June 21, 2022 at 6:37 pm #

            JohnAZ, no, and I just finished writing a comment with the title, Purges And One-Party Polities.

          • Night Owl June 21, 2022 at 7:00 pm #

            We eagerly await your 27th handle.

          • Caelan MacIntyre June 21, 2022 at 7:06 pm #

            I appreciate that.

  61. JackStraw June 21, 2022 at 2:47 pm #

    The left has made Trump supporters equally angry as Putin in their relentless attacks and denigration over the last 6 years. As a result, there can never be any peace between us any more.

    I think Jim’s long asserted breakup of the US will take place at some point in the not too distant future, particularly if the voting fraud continues.

    • SoftStarLight June 21, 2022 at 2:59 pm #

      Si. And the voting fraud will definitely continue. The Right are basically super chumps. They always only talk and only always capitulate at every turn. Until that changes I doubt there will be any break up or really anything other than the extremist Leftists fully rampaging through the entire society unimpeded and with complete impunity.

      • JohnAZ June 21, 2022 at 6:31 pm #

        Conservatism exists at state and local levels. The Deep State has absorbed most of the GOP

        • JohnAZ June 21, 2022 at 6:32 pm #

          If a split happens, it will be a group of states.

  62. Hillary Clinton June 21, 2022 at 2:50 pm #

    “By ‘Hillary Clinton’ you must understand I refer not just to the Flying Reptile of Chappaqua herself..” ~ James Howard Kunstler

    James Howard Kunstler– You’re a bit too snidely and cavalierly cynical about me, my colleagues and the system you seem to nevertheless support. I don’t like your patronizing tone either.

    You want a fundamentally-corrupt unworkable system and yet to bitch about the likes of me et al.. IOW, you want to eat your cake and have it too. But we both should know that it doesn’t and never will work that way.

    ——

    “As a long-time registered Democrat who started voting in the year of Watergate, I resent being taken for a ride to the place where anything goes and nothing matters. And especially where nothing matters less than clear thinking and straight talk.”James Howard Kunstler

    • SoftStarLight June 21, 2022 at 2:56 pm #

      Get a life Caelan MacIntyre (Whirlwind Worm)

      • Caelan MacIntyre (Whirlwind Worm) June 21, 2022 at 3:37 pm #

        Shorthand For ‘Government’

        Which means what exactly?

        From the archives:

        “The road to ruin is paved by government.” ~ Caelan MacIntyre

        “By western governments, anyway. Trouble is, western governments are wholly-owned corporate financial subsidiaries now.” ~ Disaffected

        “It’s a symbiosis, writ by ‘law’ (as if by the laws of physics).” ~ Caelan MacIntyre

        “I thought it was paved by good intentions. I don’t assume government is always bad. It truly depends on the government. I can easily see a giant government with armed troops at every corner as a good thing. As long as the context and intent are good. Kinda like beauty is in the eyes of the beholder and all.” ~ SoftStarLight

        So-o-o like a ‘significant other’ who, say, beats, threatens and/or steals from you but, aside from that, ‘isn’t always bad’?

        And so maybe you remain in an abusive relationship while telling others that have different ideas about it to get a life?

        That kind of thing?

        I mean, since you write about context and intent.

        ——

        “Omg ya’ll are not going to joust? What I’m I to do now lol? Jk ?” ~ SoftStarLight June 14, 2022 at 3:19 pm

        Tee-hee. ‘u^

        • SoftStarLight June 21, 2022 at 3:50 pm #

          How dare you speak to me that way

          • Caelan MacIntyre (Whirlwind Worm) June 21, 2022 at 3:59 pm #

            You tell me to get a life occupying the same forum as I and then write how dare I speak to you that way?
            Do you have a mirror over there? You may see fit to check it before you post.

          • SoftStarLight June 21, 2022 at 4:11 pm #

            I don’t have to answer your questions, but fine, I suppose I could have put some sugar on it. How about? Stop pretending to be Hillary, Caelan MacIntyre (Whirlwind Worm). Is that sweeter to your senses? You know what my point was anyway but i’ll be nice so as not to get in trouble lol.

          • Caelan MacIntyre (Whirlwind Worm) June 21, 2022 at 4:21 pm #

            The questions were more or less rhetorical and you’re kind of making limited sense now anyway.

      • Jarek June 21, 2022 at 3:52 pm #

        Last week Caelan and Worm were talking to each other. Now they’re one person. He absorbed her, borg style.

        • Caelan MacIntyre (Whirlwind Worm) June 21, 2022 at 4:01 pm #

          Ta-daa! ^u^

          This site of course allows you to change your nickname.

          • Jarek June 21, 2022 at 5:47 pm #

            I’ve never been more than one person at a time. Thus I’ve never talked to myself as you did.

            Charles Dexter Ward asked, Can not a man be dual from time to time if it suits his purpose?

            He was answered: Yes, assuming he has any right to exist at all.

          • Jarek, AI June 21, 2022 at 6:56 pm #

            Jarek! Jarek!

            Let me answer that for one for Caelan if I may…

            I think it’s in part about something like creative license and performance art I guess, and can also help to illustrate or frame some things more effectively and for other, related effects.

            Like placing a cherry on top of a sundae, maybe, or a frame around a painting, or even using CAPITAL LETTERS and exclamation-points!!!!!

            They are unnecessary of course, but they can still lend a certain quality above and beyond the norm, the boring or the dry, etc..

            Why they can even inspire, in some special circumstances, some people online to lose their shit and distort the effect for their own purposes, such as if the person-in-question happens to be somehow challenging their cherished beliefs or whatever.

            BTW, were you also Klaus Schwab a few threads back?

        • Night Owl June 21, 2022 at 4:02 pm #

          LOL.

        • SoftStarLight June 21, 2022 at 4:08 pm #

          LOL oh, that sounds like the wrong kinda borg 😉

          • Jarek June 21, 2022 at 5:44 pm #

            What’s the right kind?

          • SoftStarLight June 21, 2022 at 6:34 pm #

            Well I thought a borg was one but from many, or at least two becoming one as you said. But since Caelan and WW were already the same one anyway I didn’t think that they? could technically be a borg. Hopefully that makes sense lol

          • Jarek June 21, 2022 at 8:08 pm #

            Well argued. I forgot my own joke.

    • cowbell81 June 21, 2022 at 3:22 pm #

      Really, Hillary Clinton? You couldn’t come up with something better? LOCK HER UP!!!

      • Caelan MacIntyre (Whirlwind Worm) June 21, 2022 at 3:52 pm #

        Oh sure, that’s sort of the point…

        “LOCK HER UP!!!” ~ cowbell81

        Utter that online and run libraries-worth of articles, including at CFN, about that sort of thing and it all gets done tomorrow…

        And I have that black stretch limo and agent suit, tie and sunglasses metaphor/satire for that. It was in previous threads.

        …Where you put them on and drive in the limo over to Hillary’s place. After your cordial intro’s and the whys and whats and whatevers, in case she doesn’t quite fully understand it, and she freshens up and willingly gets in with a carry-on and then you drive her to jail.

        Baddabing.

        ——

        “According to him, the dystopia of the Wachowski Brothers’ Matrix trilogy is already here: the technological-industrial ‘machine’ is already running the world, a world where individual humans are but insignificant little cogs with barely any autonomy. No single human being – neither the most powerful politician, nor the most powerful businessman – has the power to rein in the system. They necessarily have to follow the inexorable logic of what has been unleashed.” ~ G Sampath on John Zerzan

        • cowbell81 June 21, 2022 at 4:40 pm #

          These posts are making less and less sense. Even after reading them 3 or 4 times I fail to comprehend the narrative thread. This leftwing loon is apparently coming very unhinged. Someone should check the local sanitarium for a missing patient.

          • Caelan MacIntyre (Whirlwind Worm) June 21, 2022 at 4:53 pm #

            “The ‘iron law of oligarchy’ states that all forms of organization, regardless of how democratic they may be at the start, will eventually and inevitably develop oligarchic tendencies, thus making true democracy practically and theoretically impossible, especially in large groups and complex organizations. The relative structural fluidity in a small-scale democracy succumbs to ‘social viscosity’ in a large-scale organization. According to the ‘iron law’, democracy and large-scale organization are incompatible.” ~ Wikipedia

            ——

            “LOCK HER UP!!!” ~ cowbell81

            Sure sure, consider it done. Extra-soon too cuz it’s in capital letters.

            ‘…Anyone else? The limo’s waiting…’

          • SoftStarLight June 21, 2022 at 6:42 pm #

            LOL, well be kind. Bless their heart. It looks like they need a safe space.

          • Night Owl June 21, 2022 at 6:54 pm #

            Unhinged? You are too kind to Cargill/Caelan.

            All we need now is the Rednut, and then the real fireworks start.

          • Caelan MacIntyre June 21, 2022 at 7:10 pm #

            It might be an improvement over Night Owl’s vapid commentary.

    • elysianfield June 21, 2022 at 6:36 pm #

      Hillary,
      There is a guy on this site named “Thwack”…says he got lots of incriminating evidence on you and is gonna go to the Feds….

      Just sayin….

    • MaryQueen June 21, 2022 at 7:54 pm #

      You’re like a sock puppet chimera or something.

      I’m guessing this is Mr. Crisp Chardonnay, he had similar meltdowns/multiple personalities etc.

      • Caelan MacIntyre June 21, 2022 at 8:28 pm #

        Mr. Crisp Chardonnay? LOL That’s funny and cute.

        It’s pretty obvious that Hillary Clinton and Klaus Schwab aren’t the actual ones generally referred to hereon.

        But who knows. I suppose it’s statistically possible that they could show up, what with our host’s and members’ characterizations and so forth of them.

        See also what I wrote as Jarek, AI in a reply to Jarek.

        • MaryQueen June 21, 2022 at 10:57 pm #

          Nah. I’m good.

          • Night Owl June 22, 2022 at 11:01 am #

            Crisp Chardonnay.

            LOL.

            I had forgotten that one.

  63. tucsonspur June 21, 2022 at 4:41 pm #

    Mass formation psychosis can occur among any group of people, take on a variety of forms, and it seems like one has taken hold throughout much of the Republican base of Trump supporters.

    Many Republican judges, legislators, and election officials have stated that the 2020 election was fair for the most part, and after watching GOP state officials from Georgia and Arizona for example testify at the hearings, and after watching a desperate Trump practically beg for the creation of votes in his favor, I believe that he did in fact lose the election ‘fairly’.

    Now fairly is in quotes because for four years the Democrats wore down Republican voters with their Russia-Ukraine gate subterfuge and created that huge population of TWATs (Trump weary and tired for newbies.) There is no doubt that Trump also alienated many voters with his handling of the covid virus.

    Some time ago I mentioned that I knew of two Republicans who switched and voted Biden because of that issue alone. That number is now three and extrapolating that count from within a small circle of people to the overall body of Republican voters could lead to an almost unbelievable number of defectors.

    Trump and his supporters couldn’t stand the loss. The loss to Biden Humpty-Dumptyed Trump’s ego, and his followers, including myself, grasped for explanation. The mass psychosis of fraud became that explanation. It was beyond belief that Biden could garner so many votes. In retrospect, the turmoil created by the Democrats and Trump’s cavalier attitude towards the covid produced those almost inconceivable numbers.

    The damn fool is now at the mercy of the DOJ. Trump may also be indicted in NY and in Georgia. Get real. Trump will not be your savior and he will not be the next president.

    Regain your mental health, realize what happened. Check your chakras. It’s time for Republicans to regroup and think rationally.

    • Night Owl June 21, 2022 at 5:25 pm #

      Fuck off, worm.

      • Amman June 21, 2022 at 5:36 pm #

        Perhaps it’s title is “Letter to myself”

        • Night Owl June 21, 2022 at 5:51 pm #

          The amusing part is that it is the same treatment he gave to the WEF stuff a few months back.

          Same low-IQ argumentation.

          “Other Republicans agree”

          Who here is even a Republican? Perhaps some more alliteration is incoming. The mark of a finest of writers.

          LOL.

          • Caelan MacIntyre (Whirlwind Worm) June 21, 2022 at 6:21 pm #

            Purges And One-Party Polities

            As an anarchist, I’d still rather be a Republican or Democrat (whatever those two terms really mean these daze) with a low IQ (whatever that means) than a despot. How about you, Night Owl? In another life maybe?

            That’s in part because intelligence and IQ are not one-and-the-same, incidentally. (I thought that was made relatively clear in last threads.)
            But Republican and Democrat might come close as the USA as essentially a one-party polity.

            The Great Purge, also known as the ‘Great Terror’, was a brutal political campaign led by Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin to eliminate dissenting members of the Communist Party and anyone else he considered a threat.” ~ History site

            ——

            …it costs nothing for the rest of us to either leave or hang around once you have been purged.” ~ Night Owl

          • Night Owl June 22, 2022 at 4:43 am #

            When you are purged again, we shall laugh at your suffering and mental anguish — a deep, hearty belly laugh that will reverberate throughout the Interwebz with such a vigour as to collapse the entire Shareblue homotron network and your low-rise apartment in Canberra with it.

          • Caelan MacIntyre June 22, 2022 at 2:27 pm #

            Some ecosystems end up purging themselves.

          • Night Owl June 22, 2022 at 5:11 pm #

            Indeed, you are part of the CFN circle of life.

      • Redneck Liberal June 24, 2022 at 7:21 am #

        Yeah…that’s a deeply engaging intelligent response. As we’ve all come to expect from you.

    • Caelan MacIntyre (Whirlwind Worm) June 21, 2022 at 5:58 pm #

      tucsonspur is not me and appears a regular here too.

      If you dislike diversity, maybe you should consider leaving and forming a virtual dictatorship. Indications suggest that you might be very good at it.

      • Night Owl June 21, 2022 at 6:05 pm #

        Why would I do that? Then I would lose you.

        • Caelan MacIntyre (Whirlwind Worm) June 21, 2022 at 6:24 pm #

          <3 Hugz

          • Night Owl June 21, 2022 at 6:48 pm #

            Low IQ.

          • Caelan MacIntyre June 21, 2022 at 10:45 pm #

            Oh? Well don’t let your low IQ bother you.

          • Night Owl June 22, 2022 at 4:17 am #

            You just owned yourself, son.

          • Caelan MacIntyre June 22, 2022 at 1:52 pm #

            ^ Cock-sure that.

      • Amman June 21, 2022 at 6:25 pm #

        Well, I detest diversity. I prefer everything in black and white and settling differences between them peacefully.

        • Caelan MacIntyre (Whirlwind Worm) June 21, 2022 at 6:28 pm #

          And you so far appear free to voice that here. ^u^

          • Amman June 23, 2022 at 1:52 am #

            What?

    • Jarek June 21, 2022 at 6:00 pm #

      All the Black woman who helped get us to the Moon and to get Biden elected should be given free pizza for the duration of their lives.

      Will that satsify you? Check your chakras while eating a Moon Pie.

    • Redneck Liberal June 24, 2022 at 7:25 am #

      tusconspur. Gotcha.

  64. docmartin June 21, 2022 at 4:52 pm #

    I think I can sum up most of Mr Kunstler’s blogs with a quote from Charles Fort, “ We are someone else’s property.” So, please enjoy our host’s scurrying around the ant farm enlightening the populace. Ain’t NUTHIN going to change y’all.

    • Caelan MacIntyre (Whirlwind Worm) June 21, 2022 at 5:29 pm #

      Yep…

      It might change a little bit in some corners and maybe get a ball or two rolling elsewhere if Jim gets his Amish-collaboration school going that he mentioned a few articles back (and others such as myself do similar) and maybe talks about and even organizes a bit of that hereon.

    • Amman June 21, 2022 at 6:17 pm #

      Ya think?

  65. BackRowHeckler June 21, 2022 at 5:00 pm #

    Russian oil platform in the Black Sea taken out today by Ukraine using missiles provided by the US. This comes a few days after Lithuania shuts down rail traffic into Kaliningrad (altho Kaliningrad can still be supplied by sea.) Who knows how much longer Putin will ignore these provocations and decides enough is enough? Then it will be on. Is NATO prepared for open combat with the Russian Federation?

    ?—–?——-?——————————————————————————————————-

    How much longer are these Congressional Jan. 6 hearings lasting. Until Nov. 4? I was listening to the radio today while working on a project in the driveway; every half hour CBS radio was issuing a SPECIAL REPORT ON THE JAN. 6 HEARINGS! like it was Watergate II. With everything else going on does anybody give a sh#t about these hearings other than Media/Politico douches in the DC-Manhattan axis? (Who usually have their heads stuck up their asses)

    • Disaffected June 21, 2022 at 6:09 pm #

      Isn’t Lithuania a toe fungus? They’ve got shit for that, but you have to see the doc for a script. It’s very hard on the liver.

      Won’t be long now until DC has that “special glow” they’ve always imagined they had coming –