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After the spring from hell, and two months of summer staycation, families across the land anxiously await the very dubious reopening of the school year. The Covid-19 virus has revealed structural cracks in the mighty fortress of public education. Some districts remain closed, or only tentatively and partially open. It’s easy to see where this is going.

I got a letter this week from a high school physics teacher in New England — who wants to remain anonymous. He writes:

“…Covid has initiated the death of public ed in America…. The state cannot decide whether we should start full remote or whether we should try some weird hybrid schedule. Nobody can make a decision. The union is pissed. They know most of the classrooms are poorly ventilated and too small and they see nothing but a ‘cruise ship’ scenario unfolding. Remote is terrible, but it is better than nothing….”

Before we go further, remember the first principle of the long emergency: anything organized at the giant scale is liable to fail. During the post-war growth spurt, we consolidated all the nation’s schools into giant districts serviced by the yellow bus fleets bringing thousands of kids together in buildings designed to look like insecticide factories. And when that project was complete, what did we get? Two decades of mass shootings in schools. I don’t think we got the correct message from this — which is that this manner of schooling produces so much ennui and anomie that some kids turn homicidal by the time they hit their teens.

The fact that this condition remains unrecognized, and certainly absent from public discussion, says a lot about our disastrous collective psychology of previous investment: having set up this miserable system at titanic expense, we can’t even think about changing it. Now, as is usual in human history, the process will happen emergently, on its own, whether we like it or not, because circumstances demand it.

Another matter absent from news media is what happens when falling tax revenues start to bite the giant consolidated school districts. My physics teacher correspondent in New England writes:

“School finances are in full reverse mode. Whispered in the hallways before every school committee and in every town council chamber is the awesome reality that sales tax and property tax collections are down 25 – 30 percent. The fear is palpable…. It seems to me that Public Ed as we currently know it will be history in about four years. It is a big edifice. It will take a few years to fully implode, but not a decade. There’s no money left to keep it going as it is.”

And so, “technology” steps in to save the day: remote learning. It seemed like a good idea at the time, but the unintended consequences are pretty grim. Is it realistic to park little kids, say 1st to 6th graders, in front of computer screens for six hours a day? I doubt it. And now that we’ve set things up so that many households need both parents to generate income, who’s around to supervise the remote learning? Personally, I doubt that a majority of even high schoolers will stick to that regimen.

What about the many poor households? The schools may dole out laptops and tablets to them, but what if there’s no Internet service in the home. What if the parents are computer illiterate? What if there are several kids and the household is chaotic? That is the actual reality where many single mothers are on public assistance. As it is, the kids already do badly in regular schooling.

So, then there’s home schooling. A parent buys a curriculum and follows it. Swell. How many parents are actually equipped to do this? And who are the parents — mothers mostly — who get to stay home with the kids at least half the day? I hasten to add that the next iteration of schooling in America probably will grow out of home-schooling efforts, as groups or pods of families organize small ad hoc schools that resemble in structure the one-room schoolhouses of yesteryear. But the journey to that outcome is likely to be messy and rocky, and a lot of children will be left behind. Well, Abe Lincoln managed to get an education with little more than a Bible, a volume of Shakespeare, and a pile of law books.

The colleges have their heads so deep in the sand that you can barely see the ankles of the people-in-charge. It’s absolutely worst at the top of the heap. Case in point, a letter lately sent out to the whole of the Princeton University “community” of students, staff, and faculty by President Christopher Eisgruber (read the whole thing here). Such a reeking dumpster-load of cowardly and disingenuous race-pander has hardly been seen before, even at Harvard, Yale, and Brown, where insincerity flows like Amontillado sherry. Eisgruber writes: “We must ask how Princeton can address systemic racism in the world.” The grandiosity is really something — like, the world has been just sitting around waiting for Princeton to fix it, and now the time is ripe! And, of course, as if quixotic crusades against political hobgoblins will save Princeton.

I have news for you: the colleges and universities are going down hard and hardly just because Covid-19 has interrupted their business plan. Rather, because of the stupendous and gross dishonesty that higher ed has fallen into. The racketeering around college loans was bad enough but the intellectual racketeering around fake fields of study, thought-crime persecutions, and an epic sexual hysteria has disgraced the very mission of higher ed, turned it into something no better than a sick cult, and infected the rest of the culture by seeding many institutions and business enterprises with cultist graduates bent on subjecting the whole of American society to a never-ending Maoist struggle session.

If remote learning is for you, take five free online courses a semester at the Khan Academy and don’t fork over seventy-large to an Ivy League University for pretty much exactly the same thing. Right now, the schools are in turmoil as the students show up, get to partying — or merely convening in small social groups — and whaddaya know, things go all cruise ship. That’s what happened at SUNY Oneonta and Indiana University this week. More to come, I’m sure.

Eventually, you see, thousands of colleges and universities across the land will close or at least downsize severely — if the Maoists don’t torch them after the election. The destiny of many young people today lies not in the hallowed halls of Google, Microsoft, and Goldman Sachs but rather in the fields and pastures across the fertile parts of the country where food must be grown for a dwindling population. Sssshhhh. Don’t tell them that. They’ll just have another tantrum, scream in your face, and cancel you. But the world goes as the world goes, and that’s probably where it’s going.


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  1. Pucker September 4, 2020 at 9:53 am #

    Remote learning….

    You can’t both be a Coal Burner and a Supporter of the Green New Deal at the same time.

  2. Pucker September 4, 2020 at 10:07 am #

    I suspect that Learning has been “Remote” for quite some time now.

  3. izzy September 4, 2020 at 10:10 am #

    You forgot old Abe’s shovel blade and lump of charcoal.
    The first laptop?

    • tresho September 4, 2020 at 12:33 pm #

      “first laptop?” I would have called that the first “tablet”. People have been doing the same thing for millennia using sticks on smoothed-out sand.

      • tresho September 4, 2020 at 12:35 pm #

        “first laptop?” I forgot to mention the Romans had erasable wax tablets and a special thingy they called a “stylus”.

        • Robert White September 4, 2020 at 3:22 pm #

          I had an Etch-A-Sketch in the 60s which was better than the Roman thingy.

          RW

      • Iananna September 5, 2020 at 9:36 am #

        “Don’t Disturb My Circles” were Archimedes last words before he was killed by a roman soldier in Syracuse while sketching a geometry problem.
        The purpose of the raid was to find Archimedes and get him to safety.

  4. snagglepuss September 4, 2020 at 10:12 am #

    Another brilliant read. Thank you JHK.
    Here in the great white north schools are offering parents choices. Back to school with some social distancing and other sanitizing measures, or a virtual assisted option at home. I think most will send the kiddies back to school and there will be the inevitable outbreaks, but didn’t we have that ‘back in the day’ with measles, mumps, the pox, etc?
    With such a large immigrant population here, the home option doesn’t seem plausible given the parents are already struggling with english as a second language.

    • JohnAZ September 4, 2020 at 11:07 am #

      Snagglepuss

      I have wondered why people are petrified by Covid. Mortality rates seem to be settling a little more than the flu, so why the fear?

      Lately a group of studies are showing why this virus should be feared and destroyed.

      One, kids may be responsible for the ongoing spread of the disease. Catch it at home and infect a bunch at school, or catch it at school and bring it home. With multigenerational families this is catastrophic.

      The virus attacks And damages many more sites than any flu or cold virus. The latest findings show significant heart damage when autopsies are run. A study of Big Ten football players this summer that got the crud show definite declines in cardiac performance. That some of this may be permanent is super significant. This disease is not just killing old people, it is creating new old people from young people.

      The political mambo jumbo we heard a couple of months ago that kids are unaffected is utter BS. Looks like kids with thymus glands, look it up, have very responsive immune systems that handle new invasions quickly. By twelve, that is gone. High schoolers are adults to the virus.
      The latest data are showing that kids, collectively, may be the super spreader that the CDC Have been trying to find.

      Opening the schools may create a monster.

      • tresho September 4, 2020 at 12:39 pm #

        “kids are unaffected is utter BS.” Last I checked with the CDC, the actual number of deaths due to COVID-19 in the under-18 age group is about half that of deaths due to influenza in that same group during the most recent flu season. HALF! The most populous state in the USA only had its first under-18 death due to COVID-19 on 31 July 2020. But for the purists even a single death due to COVID-19 is intolerable.

        • Majella September 4, 2020 at 3:50 pm #

          Did you READ John’s post or not? Mortality is not as big a thing as Mobility. It’s like understanding the road death-toll represents about 10% of people involved in smashes with around 10 x as many severely (some permanently) maimed and injured. It’s no hoax.

          • Majella September 4, 2020 at 3:51 pm #

            Mobility – morbidity

        • Exscotticus September 5, 2020 at 2:30 am #

          And it’s worth worth mentioning that Cali’s first child victim had underlying health conditions.

          Meanwhile, having lost the mortality argument, the goalposts move to morbidity, where we’re now to believe that COVID-19 leaves a trail of invalids in its wake.

          I got COVID and it’s not the zombie apocalypse. No morbidity as far as my doctor can tell. But what does he know? He’s only a professional with a medical degree.

          • zizzybalooba September 5, 2020 at 9:53 am #

            Then read the article about the big ten college athletes. A large % of of the Covid positive athletes developed myocarditis. You might also research Red Sox pitcher, Eduardo Rodriguez, whose season is over due to myocarditis. P.S. Find another doctor. You’re not superman.

          • Exscotticus September 10, 2020 at 12:21 am #

            Just college athletes? No normal folk? Well now that’s a bit suspicious. Not exactly a random sample, is it?

            And now you presume to know more about my health than both my doctor and I? Get over your ego; you’re not superman, either.

      • Sredni Vashtar September 4, 2020 at 1:30 pm #

        John is a fear monger of the first order.

      • Majella September 4, 2020 at 3:53 pm #

        Exactly, John. Skorenzy & narc-owl will harangue you for telling the truth, but thank you, inspite of the trolls.

      • Bytes September 4, 2020 at 4:40 pm #

        @johnaz, I am reading multiple studies saying what you are saying. If you survive, you have a high likelihood of having one or more other problems due to the way the virus operates. I have read some of these studies from articles on The Automatic Earth. Illargi, on that site, does a good job of rounding up articles on these things.

        @jhk
        You writing skills and “turns of a phrase” really entertain. I greatly appreciate your site and hope you continue to be out here.

    • Sredni Vashtar September 4, 2020 at 1:28 pm #

      In other words, the not so white great north.

    • megaculpa September 4, 2020 at 3:30 pm #

      Thousands of Canadian parents are already home-schooling their children, to protect them from state “sex education”, which promotes sexual confusion and gender dysphoria.

      • Robert White September 4, 2020 at 7:28 pm #

        Right-wing Conservative parents in rural Canada don’t want to expose their children to Liberal cooties in the provincially run school system so they home school their kids on a diet of right-wing fanaticism with a few math courses taught online for good measure.

        Church doctrine regarding human sexuality has not progressed past the 18 century orthodoxy they preach.

        In CANADA we separate church and state so they don’t get mixed up.

        If I had kids I would not be able to afford anything other than the public school system as I would have to schlep off to work as a working stiff and could not teach them myself unless they needed to know how to play drums or guitar.

        RW

        • Kim September 4, 2020 at 10:41 pm #

          School sex-ed courses groom 13 year old girls to make themselves available to people who enjoy subjecting women to degrading, unhealthy and physically and psychologically damaging assaults upon their organs of excretion.

          If you were a father, instead of some pitiful internet fantasist with leftist disease commenting from the sidelines of real life, you might have some sympathy with said 13 year olds.

          Why would boys want to put their penises in my anus?

          Is there something wrong with my vagina?

          Why is my anus better than my vagina?

          My teachers say it is okay, but doesn’t it hurt? Isn’t it dirty?

          Why would boys want to hurt me?

          Do my teachers think it’s okay for people to hurt me?

          I wonder what is wrong with me?

          But boys will like me if I let them hurt me like that?

          The fucking lunatics who promote this vicious and evil garbage to teenage girls – not known for their sturdy self-images – should be choked to death and then burnt to ashes.

          I am willing to carry out this duty myself.

          • Robert White September 5, 2020 at 2:55 pm #

            Read Barron Von Krafft Ebing’s _Psychopathia Sexualis_ and Sigmund Freud’s and Joseph Breuer’s _Studies on Hysteria_ and then we will talk, Kim.

            P.S. I once corresponded with Peter Swales on Freud’s embargoed letters in the Smithsonian. Moreover, I studied Human Sexuality via Experimental Psychology so I am well versed in terms of Developmental Psychology and theories of sexual development in childhood. Freud himself was first to systematize Psychosexual Development in Childhood. First to systematize Psychological Defense in the Social Sciences.

            Read a few books on human sexuality and Psychosexual Development in Childhood, and then get back to me, eh.

            RW

          • Robert White September 5, 2020 at 3:02 pm #

            I meant Library of Congress for Freud’s embargoed letters.

            RW

          • Hugh Spencer September 6, 2020 at 2:52 am #

            Ahem… your cultural biasses are showing. As far as anal sex is concerned – for some (actually, it appears quite a lot) of women like it – and some even prefer it. The anus is very richly innervated by the same nerves that innervate the genitals (and this in both sexes). Yes – it can be a source of infections for some (bladder) – but this, if you have been given some basic do’s and don’ts, is avoidable (but, hey, normal sexual activity can cause the same infections – “after wedding night blues”). So, do keep your judgemental comments to yourself please.

          • bluedog September 8, 2020 at 10:37 am #

            As Fred Reed said in his recent column “its going to blow be a miracle if it don’t” once a country looses all moral direction then it no longer becomes a country.

        • hortonz September 5, 2020 at 12:33 am #

          You Liberal voters make me ill.

    • hortonz September 5, 2020 at 12:29 am #

      You’ve hit the nail squarely on its’ head once again. To demonstrate just how cruel the woke left had become I submit the headline from tomorrow’s The Windsor Star: “Michigan parents blocked from visiting dying daughter in Windsor.” A 77-year-old grandmother named Marilyn Hotchkiss is “praying for a miracle” because that is the only way she can visit her dying daughter before her death. Diane Costello, who lives in Windsor, was diagnosed with colorectal cancer two years ago and was told in March that “treatments were no longer working and there were no further options.” Diane, 53, entered hospice care in Windsor just over a week ago. If the parents wanted to see their daughter before her death, they’d have to cross the border into Canada and quarantine 14 days before seeing her on the 15th. The couple attempted to cross the border days ago with paperwork in hand outlining their daughter’s condition only to be turned away by Canada Customs. This despite the fact that The Hospice of Windsor and Essex County made arrangements for the parents to visit the daughter in a sterilized room. Unfortunately no one is certain whether Costello has 14 days to live. The family has been in contact with the local MP who tried to get Canada’s Liberal government to make exemptions to the 14 day rule only to be told :”no exceptions” by the mendacious federal Health Minister Patty Hajdu; who gets her marching orders straight from Prince Justin. Mrs Hotchkiss said “I was with her when she was born, at the beginning. I would like to be with her now.” The hard line coming from Ottawa is nothing less than baffling coming as it does from a government that makes all kinds of exemptions to the coronavirus lockdown for BLM and Antifa mobs who destroy government property and accost and harass innocent bystanders or when they aren’t breaking the laws they create and enforce,

      • abcdef September 6, 2020 at 4:08 pm #

        Hi Hortonz,
        In Australia and NZ people with compassionate leave to visit dying ones, etc, decided to break the restrictions placed on them. Both countries got cases from those transmission points. Both countries severely tightened restrictions and quarantine requirements in response.

        There are reasons that some countries are doing better than the US. We might think it is “heartless” but how does that community leader explain to their own citizens that they took a chance and now one or more of their own are dead as a consequence …?

  5. MrMangoOnMyShoulder September 4, 2020 at 10:14 am #

    The entire appeal of K-12 school is interaction and social experimentation, the learning of subjects is a distant second.

    These same schools, not six months ago, spent most of their time pleading with their students to put away their phones during class, doing whatever they could to limit screen time.

    The new solution – six hours of daily screen time, isolated, in addition to their normal consumption on the side.

    What in the holy hell will this generation look like in five to ten years? Anybody’s guess, but I’m guessing I won’t like it.

    • JohnAZ September 4, 2020 at 11:08 am #

      Think they will be as screwed up as the millennials and Gen Z. Look around, I do not think so.

    • Sredni Vashtar September 4, 2020 at 1:31 pm #

      Kids should be kept away from the internet and of course their “phones” (which are also portals to the internet) as Steve Jobs and others insisted for their own kids.

      • Kim September 4, 2020 at 11:24 pm #

        @ Sredni

        Kids should be kept away from the internet and of course their “phones” (which are also portals to the internet) as Steve Jobs and others insisted for their own kids.

        While this would be ideal, it is also impossible. As you know, in the short term at least, evil always wins. For the West to abandon the struggle for technlogical supermacy would mean ultimate defeat in war and thene eiter extermination or enslavement.

        The America continent has already seen this process work out a few times before.

        So we have to just “hope” (not really the right word) that the technological system collapses to the stage when it can never be restored and then humanity might return. And in fact this process is under way right now (that is the main theme of this blog, as I see it).

        Ted Kaczynski covered this subject very elegantly. The technological system is entirely destructive of humanity. [For a fuller scheme of his views, I recommend Technologiocal Slavery: The Collected Writings of Theordore J. Kaczynski, a.k.a. The Unabomber]

        I suppose not many people have read Ted’s stuff, even though it is very clearly and simply laid out and can be downloaded from the internet. Ted is not an obfuscator. His explication of the human need to engage in what he calls “the power process” and its relationship with human happines seems to me to have much greater explanatory power than anything similar, such as Maslow’s hierarchy.

        Here is the intro to this idea from https://medium.com/chris-messina/surrogate-activities-the-power-process-16203dda87

        Quote

        33. Human beings have a need (probably based in biology) for something that we will call the “power process.” This is closely related to the need for power (which is widely recognized) but is not quite the same thing. The power process has four elements. The three most clear-cut of these we call goal, effort and attainment of goal. (Everyone needs to have goals whose attainment requires effort, and needs to succeed in attaining at least some of his goals.) The fourth element is more difficult to define and may not be necessary for everyone. We call it autonomy and will discuss it later (paragraphs 42–44).

        End quote

        It has to be understood that this concept of the power process as a means to attaining a state of human self-valuing can be faked or spoofed to a certain degree through the carrying out of activities that Kaczynski calls “surrogate activities”.

        Quote

        When people do not have to exert themselves to satisfy their physical needs they often set up artificial goals for themselves. In many cases they then pursue these goals with the same energy and emotional involvement that they otherwise would have put into the search for physical necessities.

        ….. We use the term “surrogate activity” to designate an activity that is directed toward an artificial goal that people set up for themselves merely in order to have some goal to work toward, or let us say, merely for the sake of the “fulfillment” that they get from pursuing the goal.

        Endquote

        One of the purposes of mass schooling in the technological system is to train humans to seek their human and spiritual fulfillment through surrogate activities that support and serve the endless expansion of the technological system.

        A very important part of that is to teach teenagers to sit for many hours a day – without any opportunity to express their autonomy as humans – doing things that bore them and that they do not have the least natural inclination to do.

        The fact that the technological system does not allow humans to fulfill themselves in terms of their need for the power process, is, according to Kaczynski, the major source of depression and sadness in modern society.

        Another source of sadness and depression, in young females, is that their schools and teachers are grooming them to be painfully assaulted in their rectums in exchange for what they most want, basic human affection and a sense of belonging.

        • Sredni Vashtar September 5, 2020 at 1:25 pm #

          Very interesting. I had read the Manifesto so I’m not completely surprised. I knew he was a good writer who developed his ideas logically like a Euclidean proof. I did not know about more writing beyond this being published though, so I will have to explore further.

          I can identify with what he said. Obviously the Marxist idea where a worker would walk through a factory flinging his arms up in joy, proclaiming how all this was his – is nonsense. He or she has no autonomy at all as the scale is inhuman and an employee qua employee is a slave.

          A little too radical for me since I enjoy science and have the Faustian or Promethean urge as well, but I agree completely that technology is extremely problematic once tied into the profit motive – which has no concern whatsoever for human well being, not just as a consumer but as a worker as well. Lewis Mumford and the early White Nationalist, William Gayley Simpson, explore this theme in detail. The “machine” should serve the worker but of course the opposite has happened.

          I’ve always liked with Science Fiction portrayals of advanced societies that eschew advanced technology in daily life for the most part. The Enterprise or whoever shows up and considers them pre-technological. Then they begin to realize they have machines tucked away and use them as needed. Then they are told that they have been to other worlds, but didn’t see the point in pursuing it – they have their own world after all.

    • BuckeyeDoug September 4, 2020 at 11:05 pm #

      Holy crap Mr you raise some good questions. I guess we quadruple down on the current dysfunctional generation? How in the F do they function in society?

  6. Lawfish September 4, 2020 at 10:16 am #

    Amen, Jim.

    My son has 4 semesters behind him at a private college. He was informed by the administration that the fall semester would be $4,000 more and everything would be remote until at least November. He decided to take the semester off and work and do an internship. Smart move. I’ve tried to convince him to ditch that school and the debt that comes with it, but he wants to finish his degree there. His girlfriend, who attends the same school, did the same thing. I’m sure they’re not the only ones.

    So, it appears the school’s approach to dwindling student body is to make up for lost revenue by increasing tuition. I guess they don’t have an economics department there. Education is in serious trouble in this country.

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder September 4, 2020 at 10:24 am #

      Lol. 4k increase in one semester. The balls on these people.

      My grandpa always told me to be a plumber (what better way to make $300 for an hour’s dirty work on a Sunday?). I went a different direction, but he had a point.

      • tresho September 4, 2020 at 12:17 pm #

        “My grandpa always told me to be a plumber (what better way to make $300 for an hour’s dirty work on a Sunday?)” — An old joke on this topic. A surgeon had his toilet back up early on Christmas morning. He was able to get a plumber to solve the issue, which only took 10 minutes. The bill was $300. The surgeon objected, “I’m a brain surgery, and I can’t charge that much for 10 minutes work!” The plumber replied, “That is why I stopped being a brain surgeon and became a plumber.”

        • Disaffected September 4, 2020 at 3:24 pm #

          And a good plumber earns every dollar of it. Really tough job.

    • JohnAZ September 4, 2020 at 11:10 am #

      Like every other economic imbalance, let it shake out. We are so overpopulated with gimme colleges and universities that losing half of them would probably not affect much. Maybe all the Chinese will stay home. Latinos too.

  7. edpell September 4, 2020 at 10:19 am #

    For colleges, sending young adults to get infected and have zero symptoms and acquire immunity is the best idea. Do need to keep them on campus until the virus has run its course in their body, 14 days?.

    • Mountain gal September 4, 2020 at 10:44 am #

      The problem isn’t the students, most of whom are young and healthy. The problem is with the faculty, staff and their families. No way to just have the students get infected without everyone else there joining them!

      • edpell September 4, 2020 at 12:03 pm #

        True, so only lecturer needs to be remote by internet. The students can be in the classroom for discussion interaction.

        • Sredni Vashtar September 4, 2020 at 1:35 pm #

          Why bother? Just get the kids helping outside in the fields. Childhood is an invention. We need little adults now. What better education for life than living? Those who are actually interested could be given more of course.

          • elysianfield September 4, 2020 at 8:03 pm #

            “Those who are actually interested could be given more of course…”

            Sredni,

            In a nutshell, THAT is the silver lining in the shit-storm that follows. It will be the end of K-12 compulsory education…those that attend whatever institutions available will benefit from the sanity that a merit-based system would allow.

      • feralandroid September 4, 2020 at 12:12 pm #

        Just have classes outside. Works for the salons, right?

        • abbybwood September 4, 2020 at 1:49 pm #

          Even here in sunny Southern California it is getting chilly, especially within five miles of the beach.

          I was at a restaurant outside in Manhattan Beach yesterday around 4pm and it was so cold I asked them to turn the heaters on. Even though a monster heat wave is headed for us this weekend, it will be the last hurrah of beach weather.

          Soon, way before Halloween, it will not be possible to have outside classes in the U.S. Rains and snow will be hitting possibly before Election Day. There will be no “outside learning” again until next May in most regions (unless it is a field trip to study snow flakes).

          We are being punked by all the school systems. If I had school age children I would have already contacted at least twenty other parents to launch a class-action lawsuit against the State of California so parents can remove themselves from the public schools and receive their $18,000/pupil to be used to form at home programs with teachers who want to devise their own programs with the parents. Lots of hand washing and 15 minute tests for Covid (but the seasonal flu and colds will be hitting all of us regardless). Elderly, caregivers and those who are susceptible should be the first to get any vaccine, if they choose to).

          A program centered around reading classic books, learning standard math for life (not the goofy, confusing math they have now), history based on reality, not propaganda, and life sciences with lots of experiments and having fun and memorable experiences. Kids would be excited about a more intimate, memorable learning experience.

          I read the other day that some LA Unified teachers are leaving and going into private two to one situations. This trend will continue. A Special Ed teacher said she does one hour of Zoom learning a day and gets paid for eight. Nice gig if you can get it.

          And then I saw where a mom with no internet parked her two kids in the driveway of a McDonalds so they could get the WiFi to do homework on their IPads. What happens when it is snowing and blowing and pouring freezing rain? McDonalds turned into a classroom with Happy Meals?!

          Wait! I think I am on to something here!

          • BuckeyeDoug September 4, 2020 at 11:08 pm #

            Well, the issue is that those gigs don’t pay nearly as well as pub school teachers get. Plus those bennies…

        • Q. Shtik September 4, 2020 at 2:35 pm #

          I posted a comment at the tail end of the prior thread on Sept 4 at 1:48 am. It is titled “Regarding the accuracy of death certificates:” Please go there and read it if you have any interest.

          • Majella September 4, 2020 at 4:01 pm #

            I saw it, Q. Most interesting.

        • Q. Shtik September 4, 2020 at 2:36 pm #

          Just have classes outside. – feralandroid

          ==========

          What if it’s raining? What if you’re in Duluth and it’s 20 below zero?

          • Disaffected September 4, 2020 at 3:25 pm #

            Put on a slicker and a coat.

      • Sredni Vashtar September 4, 2020 at 1:33 pm #

        Asymptomatic spreading of the disease is very rare. They got you with their propaganda.

    • JohnAZ September 4, 2020 at 11:12 am #

      How many invalids and corpses should we tolerate before parents insist things be shut down?

      • tresho September 4, 2020 at 12:41 pm #

        “How many invalids and corpses should we tolerate” Obviously, not a single one! Shut everything down, get off the internet and turn off the grid! Hope you have enough food on hand! /s

        • Disaffected September 4, 2020 at 3:26 pm #

          As if shutting things down works anyway. More silliness from the sunshine state.

  8. Robert White September 4, 2020 at 10:19 am #

    Half of all universities and colleges across North America will be heading into bankruptcy en masse in the new year. This was predicted post-Lehman debacle.

    Forcing the precious little monsters into unsafe antiquated 50s and 60s architecture with forced ventilation and boilers for heat will ensure increased shutdowns due to illness spreading.

    SARS-2-nCoV-19 IS not a naturally occurring disease. It is a bioweaponized nCoronavirus which is a retrovirus without a curative vaccine.

    Teachers Unions are entitled to object to the safety breach by their betters in governance.

    Children are NOT test subjects in an experimental paradigm. The Rights paradigm has to be applied here IMHO.

    P.S. In September the U.S. Senate will be ushering in Legalized Marijuana so that each state in the union can avail themselves of the new tax revenue stream.

    RW

    • JohnAZ September 4, 2020 at 11:13 am #

      Great. Give it to the kids and they will not give a darn about anything anyway. Problem solved.

    • kewanee boiler September 4, 2020 at 11:19 am #

      Steam heat is actually quite safe in a pandemic. No air is being moved around, as is the case with forced air. By the way, steam heat is over 80% efficient when balanced correctly.

      • Robert White September 4, 2020 at 6:03 pm #

        One wants negative pressure rooms.

        RW

    • draupnir September 4, 2020 at 12:40 pm #

      It’s a weed. Anyone can grow marijuana in a closet under a grow light for private consumption. With weed legalized the only thing we have to fear is the revenuers.

      • abbybwood September 4, 2020 at 2:23 pm #

        It should be decriminalized, NOT legalized.

        No taxes on other herbs like marjoram, thyme or basil!

        • elysianfield September 4, 2020 at 8:07 pm #

          “No taxes on other herbs like marjoram, thyme or basil!…”

          Abby,
          Do not forget the all natural cocoa plant opium poppy, and various mushrooms and toads ripe for the sucking!

          All natural, entirely.

          • benr September 7, 2020 at 9:39 am #

            or:
            Jimsom weed aka loco weed.

            Salvia Divinorum

            Kratum

    • Jo-G September 4, 2020 at 6:40 pm #

      “Children are NOT test subjects in an experimental paradigm. ”

      Not true. In the decade I worked in an inner city system the most frequent response from the question “What evidence do you have that [this new program] is effective?” was “Its an experiment, we have to do something the kids aren’t learning.” My next question “Don’t parents have to give informed consent for us to experiment on their children?” Was always ignored. Everyone in the room acted like they didn’t here me. Every time. Then, they did everything they could to prevent the program evaluation team from acquiring reliable data on the effects of the program change.

  9. Pucker September 4, 2020 at 10:20 am #

    “ During the post-war growth spurt, we consolidated all the nation’s schools into giant districts serviced by the yellow bus fleets bringing thousands of kids together in buildings designed to look like insecticide factories.“

    Prisons….

    Apparently, the US educational system was designed by some weirdo called “John Dewey” who basically wanted to brainwash kids.

    • JohnAZ September 4, 2020 at 11:15 am #

      Yes, and create day care centers so Moms could go to work.

      • Disaffected September 4, 2020 at 3:28 pm #

        You’ve actually hit it squarely on the head this time.

    • Sredni Vashtar September 4, 2020 at 1:37 pm #

      Yes, this esteemed person was a monster. A neo-globalist.

      • Rupert September 4, 2020 at 4:18 pm #

        Proto-globalist, you mean. He was an early one, not a reinvention.

        Needless, homeschool co-ops are what we were planning to do when the kids are older anyhow. I can’t recall actually learning anything in school, and who wants their children ‘socialized’ into the misbegotten mainstream of this dying society?

        • Sredni Vashtar September 4, 2020 at 6:12 pm #

          Yes, proto is the right prefix. Good on you, Rupert.

          • Sredni Vashtar September 4, 2020 at 6:14 pm #

            Seriously. I suddenly realized that I might have come off as snarky after your correction.

            Could such co-ops be what John means by “pods”?

          • Kim September 4, 2020 at 11:29 pm #

            Yes, I liked that too. Nice correction.

          • Kim September 4, 2020 at 11:29 pm #

            No, Sredni, didn’t come off as snarky at all to me.

  10. SouthernYankee September 4, 2020 at 10:21 am #

    Racism/Racist/Race 6
    Racial Justice 2
    Systemic racism 10
    Diversity/Diverse 12
    Inclusion/Inclusive 3
    Underrepresented 3
    Underseved 1

    In the letter sent out by Princeton CEO Eyesgrubber, the above mentioned words appear (at least) the number of times mentioned by their corresponding number.

    Collectivism is so unattractive but its language is worse. It makes me want to vomit. Somebody get me a fuckin Salami and provolone sandwich.

    • Sredni Vashtar September 4, 2020 at 1:39 pm #

      The name says it all: Eyesgrubber. You just need to wash your eyes after reading what he wrote. That the whole system succumbed to the fraud of Black Lives Matter is no fluke. This debacle has long been in the making. The sooner it collapses the better.

      • SouthernYankee September 4, 2020 at 7:49 pm #

        Good point SV. I often feel like I need to wash after hearing such insipid drivel. The coming crash will be spectacular.

    • Daddyotis September 4, 2020 at 3:23 pm #

      Totally agree, SY. The language and tone of the letter makes me suddenly want to Take a shower. I work as a faculty at a New England university And these sorts of pap-filled screeds written by overpaid administrators are a daily event. I keep telling myself to just keep my head down and collecting my paycheck, and there’s only 7 years to go til retirement (although I somehow doubt that this university will be still active in 7 years).

      The administrative rot in major universities is real, and it is also fatal with respect to the survivability of these schools. We passed the point of no return years ago, and they’re nothing but zombies at this point, spouting ever-increasingly-shrill Insane “statements” like we saw in the Princeton letter. One wonders whether the administrators writing this nonsense actually believe it themselves or whether they are instead demon-possessed.

      • SouthernYankee September 4, 2020 at 7:46 pm #

        Hang in there DaddyO if you can but it has to be excruciating I’m sure.

      • Mostly Disagreeable September 4, 2020 at 10:04 pm #

        Scroll down just a bit. Self-indulgently, I rewrote the letter and yes, the process reveals demon possession.

    • Rupert September 4, 2020 at 4:19 pm #

      I hate the lexicon of Woke more than dam near anything. It’s grating on purpose. Same way I hate the pious trend of the last few years of Woke adherents listing their ‘pronouns’ on their bios and emails and whatnot. Something about the way they write and speak on any issue of import makes me grind my teeth, though I can’t quite place it.

      • SouthernYankee September 4, 2020 at 7:59 pm #

        As JHK has said, to paraphrase Rupert, in the near future entertaining such nonsense will be unaffordable. Their entire Weltanschaung is anti-life. What will history write of the little piss ants?

      • benr September 7, 2020 at 10:00 am #

        Thats called common sense and anyone who thinks woksterdom is ok or the way to go lacks in common sense.

    • Mostly Disagreeable September 4, 2020 at 9:55 pm #

      I rewrote the letter. Forgive me.

      Dear Princeton community,

      In June, I wrote to you as endless riots perked up the pandemic slo-mo hysteria. Of course you responded with all kinds of advice and we will follow it because we must do something, right? Stay relevant and so on.

      Well, we’ve been staying up late and ordering pizza, pushing our way through one tedious zoom call after another. Jesus. Despite this Americans keep shooting each other because they are horrible.

      Princeton to the rescue!

      Now mind you, we’ve pumped up the university’s admissions of Women, Jews, Blacks, Indians, Native Americans, Disabled, Other Abled, and Erotic Minorities for the past 50 years and we are thrilled with ourselves because before that we were a bunch of assholes. But assholery runs deep and we gotta dig in again. For example, we’re pretty sure we can cure social pathologies by getting rid of some courses and replacing them with other courses, changing some names here and there, and throwing money at the loudest complainers in the form of grants for “studies” and some budget boosting cha-cha.

      Expect more letters from me and Debbie so you can share the pain of meeting the cockamamie demands of a collapsing society. We care so you gotta care too, god damn it.

      So what can we do for people who’ve never had anything to do with Princeton—aka, the world at large—you ask? The answer: night school! We’ve never done that before, so why not now? It’s a twofer: they get a piece of Princeton and we play Lady Bountiful. Even better, we can do it online and never have to, you know, teach, just interact. Debbie gets stuck with this doozie.

      Some other stuff:

      Redo the pie charts. To redo the charts we have to redo the faculty. This means hiring people unlike the ones now teaching. This, in turn, means teaching things no one has ever thought of teaching (e.g., Hummels and the Nazification of Etageres in post WW II Amerika). Obviously, it also means divesting ourselves of deadwood, so heads up tenured profs!

      Redo the pie charts for part timers and wage slaves in the same way. Not even grad student adjuncts can hide!

      Redo operational support pie charts for everyone from janitors to cafeteria managers to investment advisers.

      Have the Diversity Stasi decide what gets taught, who teaches what, who gets hired and fired, and who gets what money;

      Have a clusterfuck committee advise the Committee on Naming so everything on campus conforms with ideology while maintaining a veneer of cheerful civility. Sort of an HOA for the Princeton Potemkin Village;

      Raise the pay of low-wage employees and anyone else who fits some yet to be determined criteria of discrimination;

      Keep up the indoctrination programs. The work is never done, is it?

      Each year we’ll publish a fat report on all this stuff, chock full of charts, graphs, and data tables to create that progressive, science-like feel that rivals the output of those STEM guys.

      Soon we’ll ask you for even more advice, replicating the sensation of Satan and his minions planning to ruin all creation. We need your engagement! You must commit! We really want to hear from all you world class teachers before we force you into early retirement as we redo the pie charts.

      Unfortunately, legal limits, the principles of academic freedom, and so on will impede our most fervent wishes, at least for now. Like Rome, pie charts cannot be built in a day! (But all roads lead to new pie charts!)

      I don’t know about you but I need a drink. A Manhattan with arsenic should do the trick.

      Your babbling Beelzebub, etc., etc.,

      • Robert White September 5, 2020 at 1:53 pm #

        I never dreamed of becoming Chancellor of Princeton University, but I graciously accept the contract and am willing to sign the agreement ASAP. I thought about the position offered for new Diversity Stasi given early retirement for tenured deadwood, but chancellor of the university suits me much better, thanks.

        This is undoubtedly the greatest day of my academic life.

        RW

      • SouthernYankee September 5, 2020 at 9:49 pm #

        MD, I’m not sure I see the demonic possession in your rewrite. But I’m bias.

    • Kim September 4, 2020 at 11:30 pm #

      No “food deserts”?

  11. wet dog September 4, 2020 at 10:22 am #

    A friend has to sit at home 6 hours a day now to watch over her kids’ remote learning. A 6 year old has to sit in front of the screen for 3 hours, and then it’s the 9 year old’s turn for 3 hours. She’s bored out of her mind.

    I told her to home school and get them both done in 2 hours total. And at least her little boy won’t be “diagnosed” with ADHHHD for wanting to run and play outside.

    For the older kids in high school and college, everything they need is on-line – plenty of books and video courses for nearly free (or very free, if you know how to use the Torrent networks).

    I taught an old girlfriend data science completely through on-line courses and books from the tech publishers. Total cost? About $300 for 2 years of intense study. She doubled her salary and is now at Microsoft making over $100k. No joke.

    • JohnAZ September 4, 2020 at 11:30 am #

      PODS

      Formalized by the public school system.

      Teachers or teacher aides running small groups of kids<12. Central teachers working three or more pods teaching through virtual connections. Weekly meetings between the teacher/aide groups to coordinate and work out problems. This will pay for itself with the return of parents going back to work. Supervision and student attention will be much easier with closer supervision. I think it could work better than what we have now. Title one students could be either spread out over multiple pods or run as their own pods, whatever works better. Special education kids would benefit from tighter supervision. Common spec Ed problems could be handled by smaller pods.

      JHK has mentioned many times how many ugly buildings are abandoned in the USA. Should not be a problem finding space for the pods. The current schools will become teaching centers with emphasis on A/V and IT.

      One straw man to stick pins in. One thing is for sure, things will not be the same, it is time to create a new paradigm and put it in place.

      1 to 35 teacher student ratios single room classrooms are dead.

  12. joejoepelligrino September 4, 2020 at 10:28 am #

    There’s an old saying, which I’ll paraphrase because I don’t remember it exactly: “A healthy society is one in which men plant trees in whose shadow they will never sit.” And what has Covid taught us, especially about the managerial class and the Boomers who’ve been steering our culture now for decades? Our society is one in which children are cooped up like factory farm chickens so that their elders don’t have to risk getting a flu that might speed up the work of the actuarial tables by six months. What the hell kinds of lives have people led that they cower so from the prospect of death? I’m only in my mid-thirties and am already tired, feeling like Furry Lewis when he sang, “Lay my burden down.”

    • Uncle Bob September 4, 2020 at 11:27 am #

      A friend in his early 40s wont venture outdoors because an elderly friend of his died of the Vid. The dead guy was also diabetic. My friend ranted about how I don’t understand because the disease is a killer. I told him I understand, but you can’t hide like a hermit while asking delivery people and grocers to do what you should be doing for your family.

      • tresho September 4, 2020 at 12:21 pm #

        “but you can’t hide like a hermit” Some people can very well hide like a hermit. The vast majority of those who try will, however, need a supporting staff to make their hermitage possible.

      • Kim September 4, 2020 at 11:43 pm #

        The Australian governemnt has a “slip slap slop” mass advertising program to scare people away from going out in the sun, one of the healthiest things a person can do.

        Their recommendation for how much sun a person needs was 5-10 minutes a day on face and hands in the summer.

        This was based on the “minimum requirement” in order to avoid rickets. Grossly inadequate to a person’s real need for D3, of course.

        So that’s government health advice for you. Stay inside. Live in fear. Don’t live your life fully as a human being. There’s a risk so don’t do it! Grotesquely exaggerate all dangers! Never consider or advertise balancing benefits! Increase the power of your bureacratic organization! Bigger threats, bigger budgets!

        • EnterpriseSpaceship September 6, 2020 at 2:23 am #

          Too much fossil fuels burned in the process, end to end;

          Most of the oil in that comes from overseas, some of it from as far as Africa.

          The oil then massively burned to extract national coal and n. gas. The coal and gas extracted then burned to run power plants.

          The total energy put into running the mass media systems and communication networks is undoubtedly the greatest energy burned on the planet – among all other industrial sectors – day in day out.

          No fossil fuels reserve would be enough to run this Vitamin-Nanny Civilisation, even if humans have not burned any fossil fuels yet and they are just starting mass-extracting the first tonne of coal in Britain.

          Europe, the old and strong lady, wouldn’t allow sharing with others the little remaining fossil fuels this way – long term.

          Humans to wait and see if the-war-of-continents materialises in the future over remaining fossil fuels supplies coming from Africa, Middle East and Russia.

        • Majella September 6, 2020 at 4:50 am #

          So here Kim goes again… another in-depth analysis of what’s tinfoilery Wrong with Australia. I find myself bemused DEFENDING that load of trans-Tasman ratbags, but a small(and economically significant portion of Australians (and PRs)are Kiwi.

          I notice a distinct lack of context in your post,which puts to rest my suspicion you might be a closet Aussie. Here’s some basic scientific facts for you to call ‘oligarchical’ or ‘deep state’ nonsense, all part of the nebulous agenda for the elite to enslave everyone:

          ’Approximately, two in three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the time they are 70. Non-melanoma skin cancer is more common in men, with almost double the incidence compared to women.

          australian carcinoma & skim.cancer rates

          Yet another five second google!!!!

          You better buddy-up with Narc ‘bot to keep score of your ‘own goals’.

          • Majella September 6, 2020 at 5:14 am #

            I’ll go a level deeper for you (while resisting the urge to call you a smug arsehole):

            The ‘Slip, Slop, Slap!’ Campaign is a TV jingle (which I learned in the 70s, even in NewZealand) continues with
            ‘Slip on a shirt, slip on sunscreen and slap on a hathere’s the original TV spot from – ‘fuck me dead, mate!’ -1980…

            https://youtu.be/b7nocIenCYg

            I‘ is that 40 years since the Elite Cabal running this particular scam have been spectacularly ineffective,given the science stats are recent.

            I’m struggling to find any ‘5 minute warnings’ in that, let alone a fecking curfew, which your wording implies.

            You CTNJs can find a plot in a hole-in-the
            -road. It’s actually quite disturbing to see this level of quackery in someone so clearly educated and eloquent.

          • Majella September 6, 2020 at 5:18 am #

            Here’s the link to melanoma stats:

            https://www.cancer.org.au/cancer-information/types-of-cancer/skin-cancer

      • Kim September 5, 2020 at 12:04 am #

        One problem with the covid hysteria is policy is being driven by the opinions (and secret agenda) of the most hysterical and those who are manipulating them.

        A good example of this is the poll that was recently reported as showing that

        Quote
        “Scottish people think COVID-19 has killed 10% of the U.K. population,” said Toby Young. “The British public believe a whopping 7% of the UK population has died from Coronavirus, a number 100 times higher than the recorded-death reality,” reported blog Guido Fawkes.”
        Endquote

        These figures would be amazing if true, but they are not entirely true and are in fact a (quite minor) misreporting of the poll number as discussed here:

        https://fullfact.org/health/why-poll-gives-misleading-view-how-many-people-public-think-covid-19-has-killed/

        So if the poll did not show that “Scottish people think COVID-19 has killed 10% of the U.K. population,”, what did it show?

        Well, it showed that a very significant number of the polled public do believe that extraordinary numbers of people had died of covid.

        I quote here from the “debunking” link above:

        After discounting people who said they didn’t know what the Covid-19 death rate had been, 71% of people thought the death rate was lower than “6-10%” and 29% thought it was “6-10%” or higher.

        This is entirely the opposite of what the “de-bunkers” wanted to prove – that there is no covid hysteria. On the contrary, these figures demonstrate that covid-hysteria is indeed absolutely rampant in Britain.

        Consider it:

        The death rate is in fact around 0.02-03% but 71% of polled people think it might be in the range up to (but no more than) 20-50 times higher!

        WTF!

        And a full 29% of the population would actually put the death rate at higher than 8-10%!!!!

        Double WTF!

        I am waiting for a government advertising program to calm the public down and explain that they are living in a state of hysterical, unjustified fear.

        But I don’t think such a program is coming. Because the hysteria is exactly what they want.

        We need governement-issued T-shirts: Keep Calm And Keep Panicking

        • Nightowl September 5, 2020 at 7:22 am #

          Morons on parade.

          The actual death rate from COVID alone shows that it is not deadly to most of the population.

          Approximately 2,000 people in the UK, and just under 11,000 in the US. Out of “millions” of supposedly accurate positive tests.

          The Corona Con.

        • Sredni Vashtar September 5, 2020 at 1:35 pm #

          6-10 percent of what? The total population!!!??? As long as people accept percentages with no explanation, numerators with no denominators – things will not improve.

          • Majella September 6, 2020 at 5:22 am #

            Shocked agreement!

        • Majella September 6, 2020 at 5:21 am #

          Polls. I thought you’d be with dRumpf on this one…o, silly me. Polls are all good OF they support your delusional WorldView, regardless of source?

          • Majella September 6, 2020 at 5:23 am #

            That was at Wee Kimmy.

    • JohnAZ September 4, 2020 at 11:31 am #

      It is not only the old folks. Pay attention!

      • MrMangoOnMyShoulder September 4, 2020 at 12:02 pm #

        But it is by a wide margin though, no?

        • Majella September 4, 2020 at 4:46 pm #

          Again, Covid death is not the only issue – disability is way more burdensome, on the individual and on the common wealth.

          • Kim September 5, 2020 at 12:09 am #

            @ majella

            “on the common wealth”

            You are arguing cost-benefits now? You can have it one way or the other, but you can’t have it both ways.

            It’s either “So you want to kill granny, huh?/Every life is precious.” or it’s “People die all the time. Killing the economy is worse.”

            Make your mind – such as it is – up.

          • Majella September 5, 2020 at 5:14 am #

            Hi Trolly!

            What a contorted process you invoke to come to that strange conclusion! My goodness!

            I made a simple statement that, aside from the threat of premature death from the virus, surviving with debilitation – be it short-term like a few months or longer/permanent term )yet to be determined) is a measurable effect on society and,consequently,on the economy (common wealth).

            Also (while I’m here), did you deliberately omit to mention the rates for various melanomas in Australia, or don’t you know about them? If the former, you’re a fraud…if the later, you’re a fool.

      • Sredni Vashtar September 4, 2020 at 1:45 pm #

        You still haven’t looked inside yourself. You never thought about death up to now. The Media succeeded where you, your minister, and the Bible all failed. That’s power indeed.

        High school athlete drops dead on the field. Happens all the time, but only to a very few. Some look fine and are healthy, but have a secret fragility that is only exposed by extreme stress.

        Should everyone stop playing because they might be one of the very few? I assume most of these realize their weakness and drop out before a fatal incident.

    • abbybwood September 4, 2020 at 2:28 pm #

      That is how the flu spreads! Little kids are like human Petrie dishes!

      They spread colds and flu and strep throat and bring it all home to mom and dad and granny then mom and dad take it to work.

  13. Vadrosaul September 4, 2020 at 10:29 am #

    Hardworking Grandma, Grandpa, Mom and Dad are far superior options to public school wokester lemmings with power trips. The only aspect that needs to be filled outside of the home are the STEM aspects, and some level of regular engagement with peers to socialize kids.

    Even some of the STEM stuff can be handled remotely (nobody needs to learn to code in a structured classroom). You only really need facilities with expensive equipment for the bigger STEM pursuits (i.e. trade schools).

    So where does that leave accreditation? My contention is that having degrees from Unis should be less important than industry certifications and a portfolio of work.

    • JohnAZ September 4, 2020 at 11:32 am #

      STEM pods.

    • feralandroid September 4, 2020 at 12:21 pm #

      My 11 year old has been teaching himself programming since he was 6. He started in minecraft, then scratch and now is using Python and Unity. If he gets stuck he just goes online, usually a youtube video.

      Occasionally he will ask me for help, but that is getting pretty rare.

      I put him in an after school programming program, but he didn’t care for it. He said he didn’t learn anything new there.

      He’s been home-schooled his whole life.

      • tresho September 4, 2020 at 12:47 pm #

        — “My 11 year old has been teaching himself programming since he was 6.” When I was that age, I taught myself touch-typing. That was my best learning investment ever. Over 60 years later, I am using that skill even now.
        — “He’s been home-schooled his whole life.” Good for him, but I doubt that would work for the vast majority. I greatly needed the interaction with my age peers in a classroom setting.

      • draupnir September 4, 2020 at 12:52 pm #

        Most children will tell you where they want to put their focus, if they’re allowed. My son-in-law’s sister home schools her children. She sits them all down for about two hours a day, even the two-year-old is learning his alphabet, and will probably be reading by three.

        • Kim September 5, 2020 at 12:13 am #

          Kids learn to read at their own pace. It can’t be sped up.

          You see Chinese parents doing this. They push their kids to learn stuff like the alhabet for months before they are ready. If they leave the kid until it is old enough/ready, it will learn the alphabet in a few days and then basic reading in a couple of weeks.

          You see some really destroyed hothouse kids in China. Sad.

    • Disaffected September 4, 2020 at 3:31 pm #

      Industry certifications and a good resume ARE more important than a Uni education, trouble is you can’t get them without the having Uni credential first. BIG mistake.

  14. John1945 September 4, 2020 at 10:31 am #

    “It’s hard to imagine a more purposeless activity than American-style high school in our time. I doubt that the public questions its basic premises or mode of operation any more than the public questions the economy of suburban sprawl. But high school in our time amounts to little more than day care for virtual adults in which some learning might incidentally take place, much of it of dubious value.”
    “Long Emergency”,Chapter “Education”

    This.Is.Abso-f…-lutely.Wonderful.

    • draupnir September 4, 2020 at 1:09 pm #

      A: They get paid per student, so dropping out is no longer permitted and they will pursue relentlessly any who fail to attend regularly.

      B. This remains, as ever, a means of keeping them out of the workforce competing for jobs at the lower end, for which they are willing to take less pay. The child labor laws were enacted to keep them out of the workforce during the depression, not for any humanitarian purpose. A decent 8th-grade education is sufficient for most of that sort of work. A trade school or apprenticeships would be beneficial for more promising students after 8th grade. Only the brightest and most promising, those pursuing careers in medicine, the sciences, the arts, require higher education.

      • John1945 September 4, 2020 at 1:38 pm #

        =dropping out is no longer permitted=

        Depends on the particular state.There is a book “Home Education-Right & Reasons” by Whitehead,Crow, which explores that subject in depth and provides historical perspective since first Puritan settlements.

        =Only the brightest and most promising=

        Easiest thing in rhe world to sort chaff from the wheat.No matter how hard Lefties try to abolish IQ test it keeps resurfacing under new names.Because it works.

        If you score 29 on ASVAB -Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery-they will send you to aircraft mechanics school.If you score 20 then humping the bush will be good for you.If you score 18 there is no place for you in the modern Army nor anywhere else.Career in politics,prison or dole is you only choices.

        • draupnir September 4, 2020 at 2:19 pm #

          Because advanced education is such a hustle, everyone qualifies, and we end up with a lot of young people with degrees in women’s studies (whatever that is), and other useless things that ill-prepare people for the cold, cruel world. That isn’t a new phenomena. I once knew a secretary at 3M who had her masters in English Literature. A career in such a field requires a doctorate and probably post-doctoral studies to prepare for one of few positions available on a universities staff, unless you are one of the very few lucky ones who can make their living writing hack novels.

          • John1945 September 4, 2020 at 2:51 pm #

            In our brave new multicultural world the IQ curve has a very long tail.Even our worst public schools are a step-up for a dope house kids crawling in filth,pricking their fingers with empty syringes, earing stale pizza crusts…

            At school they will get a chance to sit at the table,consume a hot meal and maybe read a book.Every cop visiting those houses notices the absence of the table where the kid might (just might !) sit and do his homevork.And there are no books at those houses,none at all !!!

            I am not a talented person,but at my high school I was bored out of my wits.The only good thing was visiting school library and renting Dolciani Mathematical Expositions popular math books.Then reading them when nobody was looking.

            It served me well later on.I could ace any test coming my way.And high school is a perfect place to practice 11th Amendment “Thou shalt not be found out !”

            ?

          • draupnir September 4, 2020 at 4:00 pm #

            My cousin taught remedial reading at the middle-school level. Those who were still illiterate at thirteen found their way into her class after being advanced to the next grade, despite obvious deficiencies, every single year. She had a full class every hour.

  15. peter m September 4, 2020 at 10:31 am #

    The simple truth is – anyone below the age of 60 without serious health issues will have any serious symptoms other than a regular flue from the virus.

    Any teacher below the age of 60 in good health and any student that has no serious health problems will hardly be seriously effected and will be able to continue teaching and studying.

    This is the fist time in history that not those are separated and quarantined that carry the agent of disease, but the whole population.

    This measures that were undertaking speak to the utter and complete idiocy of a generation, but not to a disease that mainly affects those between 65 and above

    https://ourworldindata.org/uploads/2020/03/COVID-CFR-by-age-710×550.png

    • JohnAZ September 4, 2020 at 11:33 am #

      The truth is not that simple.

      • peter m September 4, 2020 at 1:19 pm #

        Yes it is, but not to those that let themselves scare shitless.

      • Sredni Vashtar September 4, 2020 at 1:49 pm #

        Because you could focusing on the anomalies and outliers they feed you in order to maintain your terror. Statistically it is that simple.

        Why are you doing this to yourself? If you wanted absolute certainty, you came to the wrong universe.

  16. John1945 September 4, 2020 at 10:32 am #

    “It’s hard to imagine a more purposeless activity than American-style high school in our time. I doubt that the public questions its basic premises or mode of operation any more than the public questions the economy of suburban sprawl. But high school in our time amounts to little more than day care for virtual adults in which some learning might incidentally take place, much of it of dubious value.”
    “Long Emergency” Chapter “Education”

    Hitting nail on the head…

  17. Figaro September 4, 2020 at 10:33 am #

    After decades of liberal corruption being shoved down young, impressionable throats, the demise of public education as we have known it should be as welcome as the flowers in Spring.

    • JohnAZ September 4, 2020 at 11:34 am #

      Absolutely! I wonder how education became so liberal in nature. Is it a reflection of our society in general?

      • draupnir September 4, 2020 at 1:23 pm #

        I read that schools are nervous about parents observing what they are teaching. One even sent parents a pledge to sign, vowing not to eavesdrop, which created such an outcry they withdrew the request. One teacher was concerned about necessary sex education being interfered with, so one can only wonder about what is being taught.

        The California legislature is considering a bill to lower penalties for oral and anal sex with a consenting child. How can a child consent to such a thing, when the age of consent is eighteen. Heterosexual sex between an adult and anyone under that age is forbidden. In California, if two sixteen-year-old’s indulge themselves together, they can both be charged with a sex offense.

        • Sredni Vashtar September 4, 2020 at 1:52 pm #

          Two sixteen year olds getting charged? Is that really enforced? It’s demented.

          • draupnir September 4, 2020 at 2:22 pm #

            I doubt it’s much enforced, but it is there on the books for a reason.

        • John1945 September 4, 2020 at 4:12 pm #

          You can’t put in prison 90% of high school students.
          Look up “Age of Consent Age Gap Provision”
          Gap is 2-4 years depending on the jurisdiction.

  18. NickelthroweR September 4, 2020 at 10:40 am #

    Greetings,

    As a former High School teacher, I can tell you for a fact that the typical kid in public school receives less that 3 minutes of personalized attention per day. When your child comes home and you ask “what did you learn today?” and the child responds with “nothing” they are telling you the truth.

    Some could home school for an hour a day and be light years ahead of the public schools.

    • JohnAZ September 4, 2020 at 11:35 am #

      PODS.

      • Sredni Vashtar September 4, 2020 at 1:51 pm #

        You’re saying you’re one of the pod people?

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder September 4, 2020 at 12:14 pm #

      What about socialization, though? I ask because my boy is slated to start kindergartnen in two years. Would love to home school him, but without siblings I wonder where the socialization aspect will come from (besides just close friends and family)?

      • LagingRunatic September 4, 2020 at 12:32 pm #

        @MrMango

        We’re in a world, like it nor not, where most socialization happens via devices, and it has been this way since the iPhone came out, if not earlier. My adult kid has a few friends in “meatspace” but has multiple friends in other countries, friendships that we all made online. It is we parents who will need to be socialized into their new disembodied order, alas. (Ugh.) And don’t get me started on the socialization of children who are growing up in smart houses. Imagine talking to the refrigerator, only to have it respond. They’ll be almost animistic in terms of socialization. Dystopian as hell; ok Gen X-er.

        • LagingRunatic September 4, 2020 at 12:33 pm #

          *were made online* not *we made online*

        • MrMangoOnMyShoulder September 4, 2020 at 1:52 pm #

          “ok Gen X-er”

          Ha…well that’s a sad truth then.

          I suppose every generation gets to experience handing over a childhood experience to their kids that isn’t the way their own was. But this has got to be a wee bit more extreme than before. Or maybe not.

          Perhaps that’s what I get for waiting til damn near forty to have a kid.

      • Rupert September 4, 2020 at 4:26 pm #

        Do you really want your kid to be ‘socialized’ into the values of this land as of this current year?

        I’d venture not.

        • MrMangoOnMyShoulder September 4, 2020 at 6:26 pm #

          No. God , no. But it would seem valuable to have some of the “normal” positive and negative experiences of how to deal with unpredictable peers in social situations that generally don’t manifest at home, especially with no siblings to learn such things from.

          Or maybe the world is changing so fast it won’t matter in 20 years. Who knows…

    • feralandroid September 4, 2020 at 12:25 pm #

      Yep. My kids do an hour or 2 of academic work a day on week days. Then they are free to do whatever. They have so many projects and activities that they work on, its great.

    • tresho September 4, 2020 at 12:48 pm #

      “Some could home school for an hour a day and be light years ahead of the public schools.” Some.

      • draupnir September 4, 2020 at 1:29 pm #

        Laura Ingals Wilder wrote about being home schooled out on the praire after the civil war, and then at a one room school house. She became a teacher, briefly, before her marriage. I suspect you only need to be a little ahead of your students to be effective.

    • Sredni Vashtar September 4, 2020 at 1:57 pm #

      The Truth at Last. As Lao Tzu said, Close the schools. The people will benefit a hundred fold. Get those kids milking cows. You don’t have any cows? Well isn’t that the whole problem? What to do with child laborers when you don’t have a farm anymore? Thus “childhood” is invented….

    • SW September 4, 2020 at 5:00 pm #

      But does it have to be personalized attention to learn? I remember class discussions, working on projects as teams & writing research papers in high school (I was in 6 before I graduated) as being enriching.

  19. Mountain gal September 4, 2020 at 10:41 am #

    Love it! Yeah, even in the rural low Covid count far north where I live it’s pretty dicey. The colleges are coming back and the majority of students come from elsewhere so that will probably turn into quite the Covid factory, due in part to the allegiance of the students to endless partying. The public and private schools are all reopening in some format with some actually planing on outside classes! It won’t be long here in the gulag before we have 35 degree days with driving rain followed soon, by next month, with snow! I’d imagine the kids, their families and the ever so corrupt teachers union will have something to say abut that.

    As for the colleges, it’s about time the students(and their parents) looked at each other and realized that they are shelling out $50K a year or more for what? Seems the students are not interested all that much in shelling that sum out to learn online(guess they realize they could do that at a cheap community college). And without the social life of an in-person college “experience”, just what are they shelling out for anyway?

    We still have lots of old 1-room schoolhouses around in my area, either turned into homes or retail stores or occasionally left as a “museum”. It would make sense to open them back up again for many reasons.

  20. getsome September 4, 2020 at 10:47 am #

    Things I’ve learned in 12 years of schooling of any pragmatic value later in real life: English – The ability to converse in properly structured sentences connotes to the listeners a sense of the intellectual capacity of the speaker. German – Two “visits” of various lengths. My ability to converse was helpful but the ability to read german was so much more useful for everyday activities. Gym – Started my lifelong love of hard physical activity. Hmmm, did I miss anything? NO. Three years community college for RN Assoc. degree. First year did NOTHING to prepare me for the nursing curriculum. Actual nursing program was of great value re courses taught (Fayetteville technical community college NC). Late sixties to early seventies New York City had a vocational High school in addition to the “academic” one. Time to revive that instruction of functional learning.
    Ammo in very short supply. Dry firing, develop hard scenarios to mentally prepare. Practice, practice as life MAY one day depend on your ability both mental and physical

  21. shox September 4, 2020 at 10:50 am #

    My god! That letter! Ooh that letter!!… Utterly disgusting. To see a once venerable institution, which demanded only the highest excellence and integrity in teachers and students, sink to such a nadir, where the teacher grovels before the students, promising to solve problems which the students hallucinated into existence. Just deplorable.

    In one of Ayn Rand’s interviews she said something I’ll never forget: “The philosophy of altruism requires the sacrifice of your intellectual integrity. If you hold your own ideas of what is true, that is a selfish action. You must sacrifice your mind to what others believe or want to be true…..That is the basic evil of altruism: it requires the sacrifice of your mind.”

    America’s big schools are collapsing? Perhaps a good riddance. It will decouple the millions of young minds from the Marxist octopus which has been injecting its poison into them for decades. Perhaps they’ll learn to solve real problems instead of creating imaginary ones. And maybe the teachers will cast off the spell they’re under and return to intellectual honesty and integrity, and to higher standards.

    • Robert White September 4, 2020 at 11:08 am #

      Professor Emeritus Karl Marx has ruled the roost worldwide for well over 200 years to date. If Marxism was a fraud like Free Market Capitalism it would have disappeared long ago.

      Liberal Teachers Unions were built upon the philosophy of Karl Marx due to the inherent conflict between counterparties. Marx is the first Conflict Theorist of Economics proper.

      Without Conflict Theory guiding the movement we would have disappeared long ago, but what keeps us going is the very nature of the conflict between the wealth extracting strip-mining class of investor slimedouchery and the poor sot bastards like myself that refuse to abide the theft of proprietary means of production.

      Free Market Finance Capitalists can get in line to lick my balls in deference to my superior intellect.

      Grumpy Marxism rules, eh.

      RW

      RW

      • JohnAZ September 4, 2020 at 11:40 am #

        Marxism has never happened in the first place because it is utopian tomfoolery. The very poor socialist totalitarian substitutes invariably fail because nobody gives a darn about much of anything.

      • draupnir September 4, 2020 at 1:38 pm #

        It’s been tried and failed miserably, every single time. Philosophy doesn’t put bread on the table. When I point to the former Soviet Union or Cuba or China, even Venezuela, Marxists tell me that it simply hasn’t been implemented properly and this time they are going to get it right, but human nature being what it is, forgive me if I have my doubts.

        • Disaffected September 4, 2020 at 3:39 pm #

          I point to the former Soviet Union or Cuba or China, even Venezuela

          Hmm… all of them seem to be doing pretty well these days, other than for the fact that they’ve got a globalist parasite on their backs. Fortunately for them, that parasite’s in the process of dying as we speak. Won’t be too much longer…

          • draupnir September 4, 2020 at 4:06 pm #

            The former Soviet Union abandoned Communism. China modified it to unrecognizably. I haven’t heard that Cuba or Venezuela are exactly prospering. Particularly in the case of Venezuela, the opposite appears to be the case, though perhaps they would do considerably better without the gorilla on their backs.

    • Sredni Vashtar September 4, 2020 at 2:06 pm #

      As Theodore Dalyrmple said:

      “Political correctness is communist propaganda writ small. In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, not to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is in some small way to become evil oneself. One’s standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control. I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to.”

      SV: In our Culture, the main Lie is racial equality. It is driving everything else. It helps deflect attention from the Elite who are destroying the middle classes and the nation states of the West. Obviously there should be almost no Blacks in universities. They simply aren’t college material by and large. Of course that’s true to a lesser degree about Whites as well.

      • shox September 4, 2020 at 3:06 pm #

        Very good! I like this. It comports with what O’Brien said to Winston at the end of Orwell’s “1984”:
        “Power is inflicting pain and humiliation. Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing.”

  22. hmuller September 4, 2020 at 10:58 am #

    I’d like to address Nancy Pelosi’s recent bad hair day. San Francisco Hair salons were ordered shut in March. Yet we have security film footage of Nancy in August sneaking around in some salon (without a mask) to have her hair illegally serviced.

    Her office released a statement that she didn’t know about the closure and intended no harm. What? Those who make the laws need not know the law, and may break the law. But the rest of us are not so privileged. Oh Nancy, growing us as a mafia debutante spoiled you.

    Now in the Democratic spirit of taking responsibility (NOT) she’s blaming it all on others.From USA Today

    “It was a setup, and I take responsibility for falling for a setup,” Pelosi said on Wednesday.
    “I think that this salon owes me an apology for setting me up,” she said.

    No Nancy, General Flynn was set up. You were just caught being a privileged hypocrite.

    • benr September 4, 2020 at 11:03 am #

      She should be forced to resign Congress would be better for it.

      • hmuller September 4, 2020 at 11:17 am #

        Resign and have her head shaved cleaner than a Parris Island recruit. That’s what they used to do to French women in need of a good shaming.

    • Sean Coleman September 4, 2020 at 11:21 am #

      I saw video of her saying that. I cannot work out how it might have been a set-up? Perhaps Democrats assume that everyone has the same low standards as themselves.

    • Q. Shtik September 4, 2020 at 3:54 pm #

      I’d like to address Nancy Pelosi’s recent bad hair day. – hmuller

      =========

      Of course we’re all getting a good laugh at Nancy being caught in the act of violating the rules and then trying to squirm and wriggle her way out of it.

      But I approach this incident from a slightly different angle: I notice from the pics that Nancy went from straight up brunette to almost a blond or at least a lot of blond highlights.

      By 80 years of age a woman should have acquired enough self confidence to let her hair grow in grey or white…….. whatever it ACTUALLY is under all that dye.

      I guess I have no room to talk. My wife is 70 years old and I have never seen her ACTUAL hair color. She has been a redhead all these many years. Women are cursed by this endless quest for beauty and youth.

      • hmuller September 4, 2020 at 4:41 pm #

        So Q, are you saying the rug matches the drapes – but none of it’s real?

        But I agree, pushing 80 and trying to look like a Barbie Doll is where vanity meets insanity. Are you listening Andrea Mitchell?

        • Q. Shtik September 4, 2020 at 8:23 pm #

          pushing 80 and trying to look like a Barbie Doll is where vanity meets insanity – hmuller

          =========

          Not ‘pushing’. She’s been there since March this year.

          Re the rug and drapes……. haha.

      • Sredni Vashtar September 4, 2020 at 6:05 pm #

        Put your foot down. Demand to see it! You have earned that right.

      • MiddlePeninsula September 4, 2020 at 7:55 pm #

        I am salt and pepper. I am almost 63. Maintaining the dye job got to be too much. My daughter hates my hair, and I say, “no matter what hair color I have, I am as old as I am”. But then again, I embraced my grandma’ness too. I don’t get why women have to dye their hair until it is that sick blue color.

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder September 4, 2020 at 6:48 pm #

      @hmulller

      Just heard that CA is now planning to open up salons at a limited capacity in short order. Anything to cover for the hypocrisy of those like Pelosi, who are living on a plane with alternate rules.

      Now she can someday soon claim she was responsible for opening the salons, and the scandal gets swept into the bin.

  23. 100th Avatar September 4, 2020 at 11:01 am #

    Public schools are simply a microcosm of the larger society. The breakdown of community, the neighborhood, and small town/village living.

    When main streets were replaced by strip malls, shopping malls and collector roads laden with big box retail and fast food, so to were the neighborhood schools. No need to build small schools directly in the neighborhoods (that land is better served by developers to stuff-in more SFH’s $$).

    Besides, it’s cheaper (is it?) to administer giant insecticide factories (or in Southern California, minimum security prison campuses) that rely on fleets of busses to vacuum up the wastrels of the exurbs. The school, no longer located in the community, a focal point of the community, is no longer located in the community. Just as nothing but SFH’s and the occasional Quickie Mart with gas pumps is located in the “communities”. If you are fortunate to live in an older neighborhood, one that makes up the first concentric ring of SFH’s outside the city, chances are the schools are neglected, in disrepair, and are blighted by transportation policies, ostensibly for desegregation, that force communities to adopt opposing standards.

    Alas, this just another symptom of overpopulation. It’s simply too cost prohibitive and resource prohibitive to build small schools around the suburbs and exurbs that are quickly being infested with 4-6 story “luxury apartment/condo” towers (in 5-10 they will be low income tenements, but at least initially believe the marketing).

    Until humanity wakes up to the necessity of living on a smaller scale, including their population footprint, every sector, every area of QOL will continue to rapidly deteriorate. If today’s political landscape does not force one to be aware of the inverse correlation of population to power, nothing will. Ironically, the more the masses grow, the lesser their voice and influence, and lives matter.

    Yet we knew about this, back a few decades ago when we learned we were home from nowhere.

    • JohnAZ September 4, 2020 at 11:51 am #

      The weakness of Capitalism is that it promotes survival of the fittest. Competition removes weaker folks and concentrates economic power into smaller groups to even individuals.

      Capitalism destroyed the US economy in 1929 to 1932. Socialistic modification allowed the country to limp along but it took a war a big one to get us out of the Depression.

      The negative aspects of capitalism are offset by controlled socialism. The negative aspects of socialism are moderated by the motivational aspects of capitalism.

      When both are in play, the economy hums along. When one side prevails, the economy falters, like the past thirty years.

      This is why the socialistic takeover this fall will destroy this country.

      Is war the only solution?

      • feralandroid September 4, 2020 at 12:35 pm #

        The central bank, one of the first steps towards marxism, caused the Great Depression. Further gov meddling in the economy prolonged it.

      • Sredni Vashtar September 4, 2020 at 2:10 pm #

        The Third Way of National Socialism is the solution. The means thereto? The Strategy? That’s another question. As it is we are going to fight without having any real solution. So it might well start up all over again should we win. How could it not? Even if we separated from the Blue states, it would since Capitalism breeds Communism and ultimately uses it to destroy the middle class.

      • Disaffected September 4, 2020 at 3:41 pm #

        Is war the only solution?

        Been trying that in earnest for what, 75 years now or so? How’s that working so far?

      • Majella September 4, 2020 at 5:32 pm #

        John, can you clarify your thinking please?

        It’s great to read that you see some socialist policies as having a positive role to play. I absolutely agree that capitalism & socialism in the right combination gives us a vibrant & growing economy. This is what the socialist-style mixed economies of Western Europe, Australasian and Canada have- with the single largest socialist benefit being universal healthcare’ free of charge at the point of use.

        But then you say

        ’ When one side prevails, the economy falters, like the past thirty years. This is why the socialistic takeover this fall will destroy this country.’

        So, the last 30 years in the USA – which “side” has prevailed? Clinton was Republican Lite, W was no commie & Obama, despite assertions to the contrary, was also no socialist as President. The last 3.75 years just have been treading water.

      • Majella September 5, 2020 at 4:39 am #

        JohnAZ

        What you’ve termed ‘survival of the fittest’ is a feature not a big of genuine capitalism. The destructive cycle is why buggy whops is no longer a business option.

        What modern, late-cycle ‘capitalism’ is, in fact, growth by acquisition, which is why there is only a handful of corporations that own virtually the brands of processed food. It’s survival of the ‘fattest’ crushing competition while providing a facade of ‘choice’ & ‘variety’. Much the same can be found in any major commodity distribution system. It’s just not ‘capitalism’ in the classic sense.Bring back Main Street capitalism.

        • Majella September 5, 2020 at 4:43 am #

          Argh @ spelling on a phone…‘it’s a feature not a BUG’ and I trust it’s obvious what a ‘buggy whop’ is…

          • Q. Shtik September 5, 2020 at 1:46 pm #

            and I trust it’s obvious what a ‘buggy whop’ is… – Maj

            ==========

            Of course, it’s an Italian infested with bugs. Right?

          • Majella September 6, 2020 at 6:40 pm #

            Q, you ratbag!

  24. Ishabaka September 4, 2020 at 11:03 am #

    Would it be too much to ask for the public school system to educate all students in how to behave if arrested by the police? Or would such potentially life-saving information be considered too “triggering” to cope with?

    • benr September 4, 2020 at 11:04 am #

      Would it not make more sense to ensure people know right from wrong so they don’t get into trouble in the first place?
      That is a true failure in parenting after all.

      • Ishabaka September 4, 2020 at 11:51 am #

        Good point.

      • RocketDoc September 4, 2020 at 12:23 pm #

        I had excellent parents but my first opportunity at 16 to drive my dad’s ’64 Pontiac Catalina, I found it would go 108 MPH but that attracts attention. My dad was a gregarious sort and had always told me you get out of the care to introduce yourself to the officer and meet him eye to eye instead of cowering like a little squirrel in your seat. Bad advice. The officer yelled at me through his speaker to get back in the car. Today, walking back to say hello to him, I might have been shot…

        • RocketDoc September 4, 2020 at 12:24 pm #

          “car” not care…

        • tresho September 4, 2020 at 12:55 pm #

          “my first opportunity at 16 to drive my dad’s ’64 Pontiac Catalina” Was he trying to get you killed? I wouldn’t let a 16 year old drive anything that could go faster than 25 mph. I have read so very many stories about 16 year olds using an “opportunity” to drive a fast car than ended with their “tragic” deaths.

        • MrMangoOnMyShoulder September 4, 2020 at 7:58 pm #

          I remember getting my first ticket at 16 for speeding (85 in a 65). As “grown up” as I thought I was, I recall being surprised my parents expected me to pay for it. I said, “My car doesn’t have cruise control.” They laughed…and laughed…and laughed..

          Ahhh, the dumbassery of teens.

    • 100th Avatar September 4, 2020 at 11:52 am #

      Would it be too much to ask police to have higher standards, as they do in most developed countries? Psychological screenings, stringent testing, psychological training, and professionalism standards? The US police system relies all too heavily on the lowest members of society: poor students, military veterans, and disturbed people with authoritarian leanings (control freaks).

      Is it too much to ask police to jettison the failed military creep that has invaded training (survive at all costs, show me your hands, comply or die)? Particularly coming from a military the has not been on the winning side of a conflict since the Russians bailed them out.

      Is it too much to ask a society to not live in fear, to not have their blood pressure and heart rate rise every time they pass a police car on the look to collect more fines for the state? For petty and minor offenses like 50 in a 40 and dark window tint?

      Problem is that America has accepted law and order comes with a price of despotic delinquents being the club wielded by the political power holders.

      • JohnAZ September 4, 2020 at 12:03 pm #

        Every human being, especially Americans, have a yen to flaunt authority, to drive five miles over the limit, to cheat on taxes.

        The Black tendency has been labeled as Attitude.

        Society, recognizing this, have put cops in as a way to control this tendency, especially among young males.

        Problems occur when the “ruled” forget who is in charge by society’s rules. Attacking a human with a gun is stupid.

        Or as it appears, a result of drunkenness or drug usage.

        Get it? We create cops, make their jobs more and more dangerous and then militarize them to protect us from us!

        Oh yeah. Let us defund them. That always makes me laugh. Certain elements of “us” are not very pretty.

        • Majella September 5, 2020 at 4:49 am #

          JohnAZ
          All reasonable points, but not universal, even in the US. And, to be fair, avatar was most clearly NOT supporting the ‘defunding’ meme (which has been brutally co-opted and entirely redefined by the Trump crowd.

      • tresho September 4, 2020 at 12:55 pm #

        “Would it be too much to ask” Yes. Next question.

      • Sredni Vashtar September 4, 2020 at 2:13 pm #

        Cops are special citizens who have the right to use force against other citizens.

        You reveal an Antifa attitude here. Not to be wondered at considering your lack of respect for our Nation.

        • 100th Avatar September 4, 2020 at 6:30 pm #

          It’s not a nation BTW. Take care. Enjoy your weekend

      • Disaffected September 4, 2020 at 3:45 pm #

        Would it be too much to ask police to have higher standards, as they do in most developed countries?

        Yes, it would be, given the salaries on offer. Another capitalist FAIL. Police belong to “BIG gummint,” and we don’t want nonna that shite! Rich folk can rent their own, po’ folk can take what they get.

      • cbeard September 4, 2020 at 4:01 pm #

        You are correct about the standards for becoming a cop. I know several personally, have a couple in my extended family, and have had some personal experience with law enforcement. Some good, some not. I won’t go there at this time, but for most of them, it is their only option as they don’t get along with people well anyway, maybe some are too lazy for much labor, surely it’s a power trip for some. As Avatar stated, a lot of them are ex military and the military has suffered greatly from the all volunteer service as they generally get the dregs of society to enlist, again the ones with no other options in life. That said, I’m sure there are lots of smart, dedicated people in the military and policing but they may be a minority. Back to law enforcement, they do need more training, education and are certainly underpaid for what they have to deal with everyday. But that’s the way society is usually arranged with the useless eaters at the top monetarily, and the salt of the earth, indispensable types at the bottom.

      • Ricechex September 4, 2020 at 5:23 pm #

        San Diego has had a severe police shortage for many many years. The jobs pay like crap, the work is tough, and nowadays police are demonized as criminals. No one wants the jobs. Thus, if you have a pulse you will get hired. So, we are already getting the bottom of the barrel. Additional screening certainly would work to defund police. The billets would not get filled.

        • 100th Avatar September 4, 2020 at 6:33 pm #

          America’s finest in America’s finest no less

        • malthuss September 4, 2020 at 7:12 pm #

          what is the pay?

        • elysianfield September 5, 2020 at 11:47 am #

          “The jobs pay like crap…”

          Really? Many large departments start patrolman out at $60K and above…two weeks paid, all health insurance, even life insurance.

          When I signed on in Oakland Cal. in 1968, I was being paid TWICE what I expect our Host was later paid at the Rolling Stone magazine in 1973…My six month’s salary would buy a brand New Jaguar XKE at the dealership ($6000).

          “No one wants the jobs. Thus, if you have a pulse you will get hired. So, we are already getting the bottom of the barrel. Additional screening certainly would work to defund police. The billets would not get filled.”

          Just a pulse, plus passing the written and oral exams, physical exam and testing, psychological exams, extensive background check, personal references, educational requirements and sometimes a polygraph. It is not unusual for hundreds of applicants applying for three or four positions.

          Many sworn personnel in large cities make over $100K, with a bit of overtime. Oh, and as an added advantage, you get to beat people up….

          Yeah.

    • JohnAZ September 4, 2020 at 11:52 am #

      More basic than the police.

      How about teaching mutual respect for everyone? A cop is just another human being –

      With a gun.

    • draupnir September 4, 2020 at 1:48 pm #

      It is my understanding that most people have that conversation with their sons. Daughters are not so at risk.

  25. brb September 4, 2020 at 11:05 am #

    Funny that the physics teacher should mention fear of the “cruise ship” scenario so let’s look at that scenario:

    Remember that wonderful petri dish, the Diamond Princess in Japan last February? 3,700 passengers, 712 infections and 13 deaths.

    Thousands of people locked in their rooms but sharing ventilation and sanitation systems. And before anybody knew anything credible about the virus and doctors were scrambling to develop treatment options.

    13 dead passengers is tragic. But worth remembering that 99.6% of total passengers lived. And even amongst infected passengers, the recovery rate was 98%.

    Given that cruise ships tend to attract an older clientele and even in the near worst case scenario of the Diamond Princess debacle; those are pretty decent odds.

    Now, with 6 months of additonal data, it is clear anyone under the age of 75 and/ or without serious health concerns (cancer, diabetes, aids, etc.) is at minisule risk of dying from coronavirus.

    Vulnerable students, teachers and faculty should be protected…but there is not reason for USA not to join nearly every other country and get their teacers & students back to work.

    • wet dog September 4, 2020 at 11:18 am #

      Exactly. For 99%+ of the population, the worst case scenario is a bad flu.

      And it’s important to note that Sweden is now down to 1 or Zero deaths a day, without any lock-downs or quarantines. The virus seems to have followed the same curve in many countries, whether they followed quarantines or not.

      And I am glad to see kids learning from home now – I despise the school system. The middle and high schools here in this small town look like prisons. I bet in 8 years those young kids will be far more creative and intelligent for being out of school.

    • JohnAZ September 4, 2020 at 12:05 pm #

      Until 13 people die in a single high school here. The parents will shut it down.

      • tresho September 4, 2020 at 12:57 pm #

        “Until 13 people die in a single high school here. ” The US has ways of making that happen, no virus required.

    • Sean Coleman September 4, 2020 at 12:08 pm #

      I heard this the other day and it made me laugh. A Dutch investigator (Willem Engel) said that the average age of death from the virus in Sweden is 86 years. He was asked what the average age of death was generally there: 84. This is an anecdote and not a challenge to to the ‘fact checkers’.

      • Sredni Vashtar September 4, 2020 at 2:18 pm #

        Most “educated” people don’t understand statistics. And even the ones who could pass a test, often fail to understand them in daily life. The all important connector, “imagination” is missing. They can’t “feel” what the statistics mean so they can’t really use or understand them in a real way.

  26. oilie September 4, 2020 at 11:14 am #

    While public schools are already in dire straits due to failing tax collections, it will be several years before the ivy leagues blow through their mulit-billion endowments and understand that there is a real world out there that they don’t understand and can’t fix. Rich stupid lasts longer than the poor garden variety.

  27. PeteAtomic September 4, 2020 at 11:25 am #

    We learned that our charter school would be only doing 2 days in class, and the rest distance learning.

    So, I just enrolled my daughter in the local Catholic school system where she will go full time 5 days a week in class, and a class of around 16 other kids.

    It will be expensive, but she needs to learn how to read. Distance learning was/is terrible.

  28. 4014HAMPHEDGE September 4, 2020 at 11:30 am #

    Watching Joe Biden and his handlers move close to Louis Farrakhan acolyte Blake Sr., one realizes why Thomas Jefferson is on the outs in the new paradigm… Jefferson initiated American conflict with Islam when he dispatched the fledgling US Navy to far off North Africa to stifle the Barbary Coast Pirates.

    “Millions for Defense but not a penny for tribute” In modern times USA, tribute =reparations and it appears we are dealing with the same old usual Muslim suspects as we listen to Mr. Blake Sr. pronounce America: “Guilty! Guilty! Guilty”. Mind you, this was before his unfortunate wounded son flirted with suicide by Cop…

    It is timely to remind all hands, during the Obama/Jezebel years the FBI training manuals were restrained from any verbiage having to do with “Militant Islam”. Newspeak at the premiere law enforcement agency, easing the path for extraordinary in-house criminal activities aimed at undermining the new administration. Anyone with forensic espionage detection background immediately smelled a rat at work when Mr. Obama directed a dozen US covert agencies to “Share Intelligence… the better to leak same without detection. Predictably, a leak every day through the interregnum, from the time of the election.

    Of course President Trump sought “backchannel” communication paths prior to Inauguration. No Duh. Re-electing Trump delays comprehensive Muslim insinuation into the Executive branch by 4 years, time for Israel to resolve the Iranian threat. To be sure this battle goes on, but American time to recover and repent and prepare for coming sovereign state onslaught and domestic sabotage is expanded. Sadly, the infection is deep seated

    Joe Biden must really be in a mental fog, a reverie, a bubble to be unaware he was being set up with a rabid Islamist militant in the person of Blake Sr. Elections have consequences, and getting cozy with Islam as was the case in the previous 8 years will have existential consequences for the Union Of States’ Constitutional Government. This is a Republic, and will not tolerate Shariah.

    • JohnAZ September 4, 2020 at 12:08 pm #

      Just a thought!

      Could it be that inspiration for BLM and some of their tactics reflect the teachings of Black Islam in the US? Could it be that CAIR is contributing capital to the Anti-America revolution?

      • draupnir September 4, 2020 at 2:08 pm #

        Don’t forget that the Koran recommends conversion by force. The only thing that stopped the forced conversion of sub Saharan Africa is postulated to have been the tsetse fly. They had to be forcibly driven out of Spain. At one point they made it to the gates of Vienna.

        • Sredni Vashtar September 4, 2020 at 2:21 pm #

          The Jihad in Africa is ongoing. The Black Converts continue it.

      • Sredni Vashtar September 4, 2020 at 2:23 pm #

        Well that’s fake Islam. Blacks have a tendency to racialize everything: Islam, Christianity (Reverend Wright and many others) and now Marxism a la BLM.

        Malcolm X repented of his fake Islam in favor of real Islam towards the end.

        • malthuss September 4, 2020 at 7:14 pm #

          lacking critical thinking processes?

  29. jeff2002 September 4, 2020 at 11:33 am #

    Let’s be clear: the virus didn’t do this, public officials’ RESPONSE to the virus did this. That response rests on two hollow legs–PCR tests that don’t test for an actual virus (because the virus has never been isolated; that info is buried deep on the CDC website) and reporting of deaths based on ridiculous new ICD coding guidelines (governing death certificate reporting) issued by the CDC in March–which apply only to Covid-19, oddly enough.

    The new guidelines effectively tossed in the garbage the standard guidance on death reporting in the CDC’s Medical Examiner’s and Coroner’s Handbook that had been used for nearly 20 years. The result was a “very liberal approach to mortality” (in the words of Dr. Deborah Birx of the White House Covid team). Smell funny to you yet?

    Educate yourself: https://makeamericansfreeagain.com/

    • draupnir September 4, 2020 at 2:10 pm #

      Apparently, only 6% of the deaths attributed to COVID 19 are due to the virus itself. The remainder had some sort of comorbidity.

      • B_NOLA September 4, 2020 at 2:53 pm #

        Christ. They had comorbidities that were caused by COVID19. Like respiratory failure. Those running with that 6% number as some sort of proof of a hoax are complete idiots. I suppose we should be thankful for whoever first trotted it out for giving us such a quick IQ test.

        • Sredni Vashtar September 4, 2020 at 3:24 pm #

          Many old people have respiratory problems. What an idiotic comment.

          • Majella September 6, 2020 at 6:09 am #

            You’d know an idiotic comment when you see one!

        • jeff2002 September 4, 2020 at 6:30 pm #

          Covid-19 causes diabetes? Coronary artery disease? Cancer? Gosh, it’s a worse virus than I thought.

        • draupnir September 4, 2020 at 8:10 pm #

          Watch a lot of CNN?

        • Nightowl September 5, 2020 at 7:30 am #

          Pro tip: The 6 and 5% figures in the US and UK show that COVID by itself is not particularly dangerous to healthy to moderately healthy individuals. A far cry from the millons your ilk were claiming.

          In terms of comorbidity, CDC also listed psych. problems and suicide as a potential coupling with COVID. Death by suicide from COVID may be one of the most moronic things I have ever heard since this phony pandemic began.

          • Majella September 6, 2020 at 6:07 am #

            pro tip

            Don’t you mean ’just the tip’?

  30. hugho September 4, 2020 at 11:42 am #

    Nice summary of one of the major rackets in this divided country starting the great implosion, or if you will, the long emergency. I didn’t like your comment denigrating and bad mouthing insecticide factories. Most of these new consolidated monstrosities remind me of China’s reeducation centers in Western China. My brother was a contractor in California building these prison like structures and he was appalled at the scale and design and has told me they should either be scraped or converted to call centers or server farms. No opening windows, tight military base security, central inefficient ventilation……his list went on. Our grandson is doing a few hours virtual and we are helping him and then he goes out to play with his friends who are also at home and it seems to be going fine. He helps me on the farm and doesn’t watch TV or waste time looking at other electronic “devices”. So far so good.

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder September 4, 2020 at 8:46 pm #

      Sounds like your family has done well in the raising of your grandson. Hats off, hope there are plenty more like him out there, despite what we hear and see on a daily basis in public..

  31. Pucker September 4, 2020 at 11:50 am #

    Kyle Kulinski says that if the Democrats want to get the young people to vote for the Democrats, then all that the Democrats have to do is to offer young people “something, anything.” Kyle suggests that the Democrats should promise “to legalize marijuana.”

    You know that it’s bad when the future of the society will settle for legal, but expensive Weed. Forget ending the foreign wars, forget jobs, forget student loan debt forgiveness, forget healthcare. Just give them some Weed.

    • Majella September 6, 2020 at 6:10 am #

      Free WiFi would be more influential

  32. James Kuehl September 4, 2020 at 11:53 am #

    An HVAC engineer once looked up from the mechanical plans for an enormous high school and said to me, “What on earth are we doing? No wonder these kids go nuts. When they pack this many chickens into a building they have to cut their beaks off so they don’t peck each other to death.”

    • SW September 4, 2020 at 4:33 pm #

      One of the reasons these schools have gotten so large is to increase the pool of good athletes—seriously. Some high schools where I live are like college teams & the college teams are semi-pro. If you’re not a gifted athlete then you’re just a number no matter what the official slogans are for that school.

      • Majella September 6, 2020 at 6:14 am #

        What schools -high and junior college -don’t have an academic standard for sports participation? Or does it only apply to poor kids looking for a scho;arship? (Actual question – I don’t have any personal experience with how it works)

    • Kim September 5, 2020 at 12:15 am #

      @ James Kuehl

      Yep. Yep. Battery kids. Learning to sit still and obey.

  33. Sean Coleman September 4, 2020 at 11:56 am #

    Schools. I decided that large schools were a bad idea forty years ago. I assume the school shootings are in black schools or in mixed schools (thanks to the insane bussing policy) where the big majority of those doing the shooting are black and most of the remainder Latino.

    The virus. It should have been obvious from the very start (indeed it should have been predicted) that this is just another health scare. I said so in March. It has exactly the same characteristics as earlier scares as outlined by Booker and North in their 2007 well-selling book Scared To Death. One of these characteristics is the uncertainty over the figures.

    I do not follow the news directly so can anyone tell me if total morality rates are up in America compared with previous years? I suspect not, but if so it will even out by the end of the year.

    Like global warming, this collective fantasy is wrong in a number of ways.
    1 Deaths from other causes being attributed to corona.

    2 Misinterpretation of positive test results at low infection rates (the German test is 98.6% accurate at best in terms of specificity); reported daily totals of ‘new cases’ refer to the 1.4% (and probably a good bit higher) of false positives

    3 Official misreporting and incompetence

    4 Media misreporting and incompetence

    and

    5 There is much uncertainty about whether it is a new or a distinct disease.

    Denis Rancourt has some excellent YT videos about a striking simultaneous short but sharp spike in total mortality in countries which introduced tough measures exactly when WHO announced their pandemic. he says that hospitals cleared out hospital beds for the expected influx of virus patients and put them into nursing homes where, deprived of the treatment that was keeping them alive, they died over the next few weeks.

    I think I may prefer German Dr Gerd Reuther’s explanation because it is even simpler: patients who would have died in hospital died in nursing homes instead. He says that 40% of German deaths happen in hospital and says that the figures for these at the tend of the year will bear him out if he is right.

    My wife was arguing with me about television footage of crowded New York cemeteries. Where do you start?

    The Germans are far better informed than others and perhaps even a million will have a fair to middling to good grasp of the above. Nowhere have I seen a single mention of the role of collective fantasy, as expected. This is by far the most important thing. You know it is fantasy from the outset and the rest is just establishing why you were right. This is an iron rule and there are no exceptions to my knowledge.

    The Germans had a very large demonstration at the week-end in Berlin and there was another in London. I was horrified to see that one of the speakers was David Icke and more so at the enthusiastic applause from his listeners. He railed against ‘fascism only to appeal to George Orwell with his next breath. ( I think Orwell’s famous prohibition of the word fascism is in his well-known essay Politics And The English Language.)

    It would almost make you a ‘conspiracy theorist’ because I can think of nobody whose presence could have done more to discredit the event. But unluckily the widespread belief in absurd ‘conspiracy theories’ is very much a part of collective fantasy. So that when you hear the arguments of these opponents of the ‘plandemic’ you are almost tempted to side with the other set of lunatics.

    • Sean Coleman September 4, 2020 at 12:02 pm #

      I missed out (6) mistreatment of the ‘Covid’ disease, be it real or assumed. Experienced clinician Dr Claus Kohnelein once referred to a case study in the Lancet. The 50 year old patient was given cortisone, antibiotics, antivirals and interferon (I memorize these little facts) and despite this died anyway. Kohnelein questions the ‘despite’: a healthy patient might survive all this but it would kill anybody who was sick. Misuse of ventilators is another mistake I have heard alleged.

    • Sredni Vashtar September 4, 2020 at 2:27 pm #

      Icke is an amazing man – one deeply respected by many. An untiring Enemy of this Demonic System.

      • Majella September 4, 2020 at 5:48 pm #

        Why does this remark not surprise me?

        • Sredni Vashtar September 4, 2020 at 7:32 pm #

          Are you a reptilian? Or the halfling child of one with a human mother?

          • Majella September 6, 2020 at 6:15 am #

            Your question amuses me. Despite your intense studying of the question, you still can identify one. Go figure.

          • Majella September 6, 2020 at 6:17 am #

            Argh. ‘…you still cannot identify one’.

    • Q. Shtik September 4, 2020 at 4:51 pm #

      tell me if total morality rates are up in America – Sean Coleman

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

      Nope, Sean, we’re just as immoral as we’ve ever been.

    • Sredni Vashtar September 4, 2020 at 11:30 pm #

      Don’t forget that Connemara school with all the dead bodies lying around either. Satanism? Or just garden variety human sacrifice of the mundane sort? Many people enjoy tormenting animals towards a slow death – or sometimes even their own children.

  34. Amman September 4, 2020 at 11:58 am #

    I had dream of a pile of masks burning. Someone, a young woman, pointed at me and said ” Throw yours on the pile.” When I looked around, I saw everyone else was looking at me waiting to see what I would do.

  35. Robert White September 4, 2020 at 12:19 pm #

    If you lived back in the Hoover administration and had to choose sides between the Bonus Army and Herbert Hoover’s General Patton & McArthur fascism run amok would you be on the side of the Bonus Army and General Smedley Butler or would you be a chickenshit like Hoover to send in the thugs to burn Hooverville to the ground like McArthur did?

    Same demonstration different era IMHO.

    The New Deal admin is here, folks.

    RW

  36. My Point of View September 4, 2020 at 12:53 pm #

    “anything organized at the giant scale is liable to fail.”

    I always hated huge schools; they seemed like factories, huge, out of control, with the inmates running the asylum via peer pressure and bullying while teachers took smoke breaks between classes.

    Best education was primary school as these were much smaller since they were right in our neighborhoods. Classes were smaller and you knew the kids in your class because you lived a few doors away from them and we walked home together. The good old days, 1954-59.

    Best year for me was 6th grade when I went to an old 4-room school where 5th and 6th grades were held together. Our teacher was an old Irish maid with a heart of gold who loved every kid as her own; she also doubled as school principle. Her sister, another old Irish maid with a heart of gold, was principle where I spent grades 1-5, another neighborhood school. It’s still there.

    It all changed in 1960 when I began 7th grade in a much larger ‘factory’ school where rough kids from distant neighborhoods were bused in. High school was worse, even bigger, more impersonal. Couldn’t wait to get out. Never looked back. Never went back. Sold off my yearbook and class ring on ebay as the 50-year reunion approached. Goodbye.

    Education is poorly funded In many states which is how we got Trump elected. The know-nothings, raised on racism, fell for Trump’s garbage.

    As legendary newspaperman H. L. Mencken presciently told us a hundred years ago: “On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”

    The “cut taxes” crowd is instrumental in the downfall of our society and nation. School funding is cut to appease tax haters while public tax money builds stadiums for billionaires. Religious zombies want their lilly white kids in evangelical madrassas and they want tax money to pay for it. Separation of church and states only works when they want to deny tax money to the OTHER guy’s religious fictions.

    Putin won’t have to fire a shot; useful idiots are in place to assure that most Americans never even hear of “critical thinking skills” much less learn them.

    The obsolete electoral college will keep installing massive idiots like Trump who play on racism, xenophobia, homophobia, misogyny and all around “anti-everything” sentiments. The “anti” crowd loves to hate the government … but these 2-faced bastards will be first in line demanding a vaccine from that same government.

    Such is the state of our glide path to global irrelevance.

    • Sredni Vashtar September 4, 2020 at 2:30 pm #

      “Racism” – you couldn’t admit that it was Black kids bused in, could you? You are part of the problem.

      • My Point of View September 4, 2020 at 6:11 pm #

        Sredni: No, it wasn’t black kids being bused in, it was other white kids from tough neighborhoods a few miles away.

    • Daddyotis September 4, 2020 at 3:49 pm #

      Trump Trump Trump Trump

      Life must be so simple for the TDS crowd. No reason to even think about a cogent argument. Just blame Trump and systemic ray-ciss

      • Nightowl September 5, 2020 at 7:38 am #

        Don’t forget about all of the Nazis and Russian agents running around.

        My favorite wacko theory is still the idea that Trump was groomed by Putin from a young age to seize power and usher in a reign of White Terror.

        The fact the mainstream media was parroting this nonsense remains of the most insane things I have seen in my time on this planet. One of the most absurd and prominent conspiracy theories the world has ever seen, and it was on the lips of every corporate media hack in most of the Western world.

        Beyond parody.

        • Q. Shtik September 5, 2020 at 2:30 pm #

          One of the most absurd and prominent conspiracy theories the world has ever seen, – Nightowl

          ==========

          I agree completely.

          It reminds me of the BS as to how the next ‘Dolly’ Lama is selected. He is a baby born many years ago and who somehow is being groomed for the slot he will inevitably be fit into. Something like Jesus Christ, now that I think of it.

          • Nightowl September 5, 2020 at 5:55 pm #

            Heh.

        • Majella September 6, 2020 at 6:28 am #

          First time *I* ever read about it was…let’s see….ah! When you mentioned in the above post.

          It prompted me to search recent shallows:

          https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jan/13/donald-trump-russia-new-york-times-washington-post-fbi-putin

          Typically, he didn’t deny it

          Trump was asked by a Fox News host whether he had ever worked for Russia.

          “I think it’s the most insulting thing I’ve ever been asked,” he said.

          He wouldn’t give a yes or no answer

          Go figure. Same indignant denial on the “loser troops” meme. Not that’ll worry President Bozo -a few days of “not great” news cycles, and he’ll just ove on to the next dumpster, and proceed to have it set alight.

          • Nightowl September 6, 2020 at 10:57 am #

            Who forgot to lock the door to the padded room? Jello’s out again.

  37. RB September 4, 2020 at 1:01 pm #

    The Democrats might win the White House and the Senate. If they take complete power, they will erase all of Trump’s deregulation and will go full force on their crackpot “Green Agenda”. Worse, they will cause public unions to grow and those have already crippled CA and IL especially the teachers union of Chicago. The disease will get much worse and closer to terminal. It will happen fast.

    Christian colleges, churches will be especially targeted on the basis of “hate speech”. At least the conservative bunch. Also, Christians have led the way on home schools. Teacher unions hate them. They will go away and that fast. Public schools have never been about students, but about a continuing, powerful monopoly crushing the spirit of young people. They are assisting in the creation of barbarians.

    We are already seeing unusual numbers of black faces in all types of media. The black culture will pervade every aspect of economic, social and political life. Firing or disciplining a black person will be not just difficult but impossible. That is already the case in some metro areas. Look at what has happened in NYC with the disappearance of bail. In the span of a few months, the so called greatest city on earth is a total, wasted wreck. It is unlikely to recover because of the above impossibility of law enforcement.

    Civilization is operated on narrow margins. The thinnest of margins are disappearing rapidly and the white liberals are going to discover to their horror how bad they have screwed the pooch. Every institution that has operated on merit will be forced to take the lessers and move them along. Be careful on who your future MD is.

    At my advanced age, I’m glad I won’t experience the awfulness of what lies ahead. As good as Mr. K’s books are on describing a dystopian future, it will be quite something else to experience it.

    • Robert White September 4, 2020 at 1:27 pm #

      Nothing but blue sky ahead if one is a Marxist. U$D is being supplanted by the January 2021 Global Financial Re-start that we are being apprised of now by various and sundry news outlets.

      Green Finance Revolution is replacing Petrodollar Hegemony U$D with a basket of currencies backed by gold bullion.

      Better audit Fort Knox once and for all, eh.

      RW

    • Sredni Vashtar September 4, 2020 at 2:32 pm #

      The African ethos (personal vengeance, graft, lack of diligence, etc) is bad enough but add to it the desire for revenge against Whites and the desire to pull down our Nation and what you have is a complete disaster.

    • cc rider September 4, 2020 at 6:21 pm #

      Yes RB my 80 year old Dad was in the hospital early this week in critical care. I knew that even in his critical state he still had his sense of humor so I told him that I was jealous of both his age and condition. He smiled.

      (He’s out of critical care and looks like he’ll be okay for awhile after all. I don’t think he’s rejoicing a whole lot though. He told my step-Mother that he wouldn’t mind missing out on what’s coming in November).

  38. Q. Shtik September 4, 2020 at 1:41 pm #

    I posted a comment at the tail end of the prior thread on Sept 4 at 1:48 am. It is titled “Regarding the accuracy of death certificates:” Please go there and read it if you have any interest.

    • Sredni Vashtar September 4, 2020 at 2:34 pm #

      Why did you do that? Why didn’t you wait to post it this week?

      • Q. Shtik September 4, 2020 at 5:04 pm #

        I had a brain fart and didn’t realize it was almost Friday morning and a new blog essay would appear.

        • Sredni Vashtar September 4, 2020 at 7:33 pm #

          Thank you. Just post it again why don’t you?

          • Q. Shtik September 4, 2020 at 8:47 pm #

            Do you have a problem going back to the prior blog essay and its comments? And then doing a CTRL+ F searching on the date I gave you?

            Is it possible that you’re even more ‘technically challenged’ than me?

          • Sredni Vashtar September 5, 2020 at 1:41 pm #

            I’m lazy? You’re lazy! I care about the other posters who want to partake of your pearls of wisdom…..

  39. Roundball Shaman September 4, 2020 at 2:24 pm #

    “After the spring from hell, and two months of summer staycation, families across the land anxiously await the very dubious reopening of the school year. The Covid-19 virus has revealed structural cracks in the mighty fortress of public education.”

    Public education is one of those oxymorons. How can something controlled and performed by government offer any kind of useful “education” about anything? Of course it can’t. What is has done over the years is impart a tiny handful of useful morsels to an innocent youth during the course of enduring endless hours of torture sitting at uncomfortable desks and surrounded by loads of other miserable youths that you want desperately to get away from. And that also applied to most of your teachers as well.

    Public education is a scam that has lasted way past its due date. Empowered by strong unions and grotesque over-influence on sitting, self-promoting politicians, it has extracted just about all it can out of the Golden Goose of public funding and the public’s patience with this institutionalized facade of sharing life skills and useful lessons. Not to mention all the life that’s been sucked out of the souls of the innocent youth sentenced to such punishment.

    Remote “education”? Why not? Are they learning anything while sitting at uncomfortable desks in packed classrooms filled with every eye watching the clock on the wall and praying for it to move toward eventual release for the day? Might as well put these performances on the web and save the gas money for Soccer Moms and school buses. Not going to learn much anyway, so do away with the theatrics and do it the cheap-and-easy way.

    Apologies are now offered to the good teachers out there who try/tried to do things the right way. You are/were dedicated and courageous to work in a profession that is openly hostile to what you are trying to do. You did change lives and you did make a real difference in planting good seed in young minds looking for hope and direction and guidance.

    Public Education is collapsing as a normal function of any process that doesn’t work and can’t sustain itself. There will be countless thousands of “educators” scurrying around looking for the next Sweet Spot like they have known for so long. Good luck with that one.

    We know that the future of work is being radically altered. Jobs and entire industries are disappearing and the robots are coming for us. What are human being to do when they see the structures of their world imploding? We get sad and mad and panicked. Just like right now.

    And many youth now see work as an outmoded concept. Why work when we get free money from the government or somewhere else? And jobs are so… BORING. Jobs are so… YESTERDAY.
    Jobs are so… OPPRESSIVE.

    We spent ungodly amounts of money on Public Education for many, many years. Does anyone think we got what we paid for?

  40. Goodwalkspoiled September 4, 2020 at 2:27 pm #

    Wake up Maggie, I think I’ve got something to say to you. It’s late September and I really should be back at school. The media and Deep State are just waiting for the massive pandemic resurgence as schools re-open.

    Just in time to skewer the Orange Man during October, while they keep Sleepy Joe safely locked down in the basement. The media wants the narrative squarely on a Covid disaster during the weeks preceding election day. It’s their best shot.

    The cover story will be replete with false polling data, claiming Biden has a 10+ point insurmountable lead, in their hopes to encourage undecided or ‘leaning Trumpers’ to stay home and sit this one out. Meanwhile, millions of mail-in ballots are being ginned up to create so much chaos that the election gets tossed, “for the good of the country” into the House of Representatives. Then they waltz up the avenue into the White House.

    Could get very ugly and nasty indeed come December / January with no end in sight. Get the Supremes ready for a command performance.

    • Sredni Vashtar September 4, 2020 at 2:37 pm #

      In which case, Biden wins. The “conservative” appointees are really mostly liberals.

      Trump needs to declare a National Emergency and mandate regular voting. Have the troops ready for Martial Law if need be. It’s going to be that if he wins in any case.

      • MrMangoOnMyShoulder September 4, 2020 at 9:03 pm #

        The push for mail-in voting is terrifying. Martial Law probably wouldn’t help Trump’s image…but how about someone with enough authority squashes the concept legally. I’ll go the the polls. So should everyone else without advanced age or serious health concerns…as it has always been. Why should it be different now? To fuck shit up and break a system that works.

        Tired of this illogical crap that can be seen through like a scrim by the thinking.

        • Sredni Vashtar September 4, 2020 at 11:32 pm #

          Amazingly, even Dr Birx agreed that there was no need of mail in voting. Didn’t see that one coming.

    • Majella September 6, 2020 at 6:30 am #

      It’s “the media”‘s best shot? Which media? I thought the election was between candidates.

  41. BackRowHeckler September 4, 2020 at 3:08 pm #

    Ct has gone balls to the wall remote learning, and have bought tens of thousands of laptops for ‘Underprivileged Students’, distributing them in Hartford, New Haven and Bridgeport, and other urban districts. Haha, unsurprisingly, they are turning up everywhere, pawn shops, advertised on Craigslist, in drug stash houses, sold on the streets etc. An effort is being made to recover what can be recovered.

    Brh

  42. benr September 4, 2020 at 3:15 pm #

    Anyone heard from WalterB?
    Hope he is alright.

    • BackRowHeckler September 4, 2020 at 3:21 pm #

      I think he’s pretty busy running that town, Ben. He’s Mayor now, lot of responsibility there, probably not much time left for anything else.

      Brh

      • Robert White September 4, 2020 at 5:54 pm #

        Mayor Walter P. is probably figuring out that wealthy tax base is leaving Jersey and he now has to sell marijuana in order to recoup lost tax base. I told him to start selling drugs, but he thought otherwise. Now I’ll bet he is in serious talks with the state legislature for any and all plans to increase taxation on all his constituents for his district.

        Even Zero Hedge is talking about the flight from Jersey due to the pandemic pathogen. Walter is also up-to-his-neck in school district rollout of school children going back to unsafe infrastructure.

        I sure hope he has time for a few reefers before the Senate legalizes recreational use and growth like Canada did.

        Disgraced Prime Minister Mulroney is on a corporate marijuana company board and collects about $12 million CDN per year as a shareholder board member in Canada. Toronto’s old Chief of Police is now in the marijuana business too and reaps the whirlwind financially.

        Marijuana is the tax man’s best friend these days.

        I hope the USA eventually realizes how much money can be made from marijuana sales and taxation. It’s BIG money believe me.

        RW

        • Sredni Vashtar September 4, 2020 at 7:35 pm #

          Green Grump Marxist Green with Envy.

          • Robert White September 5, 2020 at 11:32 am #

            As a jobless poor sot living on government dole due to being a complete reject of life I, for one, fully agree with you, Sredni old boy.

            I may be jealous of Walter’s success in wining electoral victory, but I’m sure as Heck not jealous of all the work he has to do as mayor now that the federal level has blown the world up on him, and his task at hand as mayor. I’m compassionate enough to feel some empathy on that front.

            I just rag Walter because he is a virtue signalling Republican and I’m opposition.

            RW

          • Sredni Vashtar September 5, 2020 at 1:43 pm #

            Thank you for you candor, Bob. You are not suffering from psychic inflation right now – or actually you probably are. But not when you wrote it.

      • Majella September 4, 2020 at 8:46 pm #

        What township was – story, IS – that Marlin?

  43. wm5135 September 4, 2020 at 3:18 pm #

    “Certain elements of “us” are not very pretty.”

    More accurate than the intent.

  44. Rain Waters September 4, 2020 at 3:23 pm #

    Brilliant Sir as usual.

    Thank you for saying what needs said.

  45. Sredni Vashtar September 4, 2020 at 3:26 pm #

    https://www.amren.com/news/2020/09/joe-biden-awkwardly-says-a-black-guy-invented-the-lightbulb-not-a-white-guy-named-edison/

    Joe has a better idea – not! Old Sparky is basically a rusty old electric chair for what remains of America.

  46. newworld September 4, 2020 at 3:43 pm #

    Covid panic is good for one thing, destroying the American Empire, faster.

    The colleges are the absolute worst of the bunch, what a bunch of crooks. Our local cow college is a North Korean communist education center for the paying white kids, the free ride black athletes basically have free run to do as they please, stupid mask or not.

    Oh please Corona-chan save us from this evil plague of communist inspired lunacy.

    • Kim September 5, 2020 at 6:57 am #

      @ newworld

      It is true that it is an ill wind that blows no good,

  47. Pucker September 4, 2020 at 4:00 pm #

    “… things go all cruise ship. ”

    New Reality TV show?

    • BackRowHeckler September 4, 2020 at 7:03 pm #

      There’s already a True Crime program out there “Cruise Ship Killers.”

      Most victims fit a pattern: woman travelling alone, usually drinking to excess, meets Mr. Wrong at the ships casino, ends up getting thrown overboard in the wee hours of the morning. Not just a few either, there are many.

      • Kim September 5, 2020 at 7:09 am #

        There was a case that went to the coroner’s court in Australia some years ago. The victim was named Dianne Brimble. If memory serves me right, the predators in question filled the victim with roofies, etc and raped her overnight including in education department approved ways and left her lying in her own shit in her cabin her throughout. She died of course. The predators brought people to the cabin to see the body.

        As usual, the cruise company, P&O, was uncooperative. And the animals who went aboard only for the purpose of preying on and abusing women escaped all punishment.

        Young women have been known to go on such cruises, go ashore and never return, being enslaved as prostitutes in places like the carribean.

        To be avoided.

        • BackRowHeckler September 5, 2020 at 7:39 am #

          Spent most of my Navy time in the Caribbean; it’s a rough and dangerous place, certainly no paradise.

          Haiti is the worst, literally Hell on Earth.

  48. Sredni Vashtar September 4, 2020 at 4:06 pm #

    The gap between the Left and America continues to widen. People with a foot in both camps (like Ted Wheeler and Kdog) are now spread eagled to the point of splitting apart. In their compassion, the Antifa told Tear Gassed Ted to resign. It’s better than splitting apart like Rumplestilskin.

    • K-Dog September 4, 2020 at 6:52 pm #

      “Do you seriously wonder, Mr. President, why this is the first time in decades that America has seen this level of violence? It is you who have created the hate and division,” <– Ted Wheeler

      • BackRowHeckler September 4, 2020 at 6:57 pm #

        BLM and Antifa are calling the esteemed Mayor

        “Tear Gas Ted”

        Let’s start calling a spade, a spade, K-Dog.

        Brh

      • Sredni Vashtar September 4, 2020 at 7:36 pm #

        I see you as Ted Wheeler now. And that is a typically ridiculous Kdog comment from T-Dog.

  49. wwg1wga September 4, 2020 at 4:23 pm #

    **********************************************
    Emerging calamities of BIBLICAL proportion!
    http://www.got-truth.com/docs/Emerging%20calamities%20of%20BIBLICAL%20proportion.pdf
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  50. EnterpriseSpaceship September 4, 2020 at 4:47 pm #

    Our civilisation has sealed the social contract with its citizens based on abundant fossil fuels – since the 1700s.

    No enough fossil fuels remain today to repair and replace all systems powering the civilisation – when the best of our technologies cannot last running for longer than 60000 hours in one piece – at best.

    “Remote” Ed for the masses cannot survive much longer than Aviation-for-the-masses.

    “In an Energy system, Control is what consumes Energy the most“.

    The social contract will likely quickly become void!.

    Desertion!

  51. Pucker September 4, 2020 at 4:50 pm #

    Fauci Funded the Wuhan Coronavirus That Gave Us the Pandemic

    https://www.afa.net/the-stand/culture/2020/05/did-dr-fauci-fund-the-research-that-led-to-coronavirus-outbreak/

    • Robert White September 4, 2020 at 6:46 pm #

      As a signatory and charter member of the 2014 Cambridge Working Group Call-to-Action on Gain-of-Function Dual Use Pandemic Pathogen manufacturing I, for one, would hardly characterize myself as being a recognized scientist, but I am an unknown researcher.

      Not all the signatories and charter members are gifted scientists like the scientists that made the initial Call-to-Action that people like me merely signed after reading the mandate.

      I joined the Cambridge Working Group as joe blow researcher guy NOT as a gifted scientist.

      http://www.cambridgeworkinggroup.org/

      RW

  52. amb September 4, 2020 at 5:00 pm #

    A failing and worthless education system is just another indicator of a nation/empire in demise.

    It’s a done deal. Mainly because demographics is destiny. And, Marxism is the icing on the cake.

    • Rupert September 4, 2020 at 5:02 pm #

      The overshoot issue is also one hell of a thing.

      It’s part of what has brought me to be so tribalistic in some ways, we /already have/ too many people to sustain on our resource base sans cheap oil, why the hell should we be bringing in millions more every year?

      Systemic and cultural dysfunction might be tied into the resource issue.

  53. Helen Highwater September 4, 2020 at 5:08 pm #

    It was great to see a post by Jim that wasn’t trying to justify racism. Until I got to the end of it, that is.

    • cc rider September 4, 2020 at 5:40 pm #

      Oh whatever.

    • Sredni Vashtar September 4, 2020 at 7:37 pm #

      Whites have right too, Hel.

  54. cc rider September 4, 2020 at 5:12 pm #

    Well I feel bad for the female teachers. If public schools fail then how else are they going to be able to meet and hook up with boys from 11 to 18 years of age?

    • Kim September 5, 2020 at 7:12 am #

      Ha ha. It’s funny because it’s true.

      • cc rider September 5, 2020 at 11:16 am #

        Well, it took a whole day for someone to get the truth joke. Or at least respond to it. Thanks Kim. There is still hope on this forum.

  55. mattbg September 4, 2020 at 5:33 pm #

    No doubt colleges will run into trouble, but there will be a lot of stratification.

    I don’t see the top-tier like Princeton having issues because these are essentially luxury brands and they are attended by the well-to-do, who are still employed and making their usual salaries (for the time being). People don’t pick these schools for the quality of education – they pick them for the name on the diploma and the top-tier connections they will make by fraternizing with other rich kids. Plus, the schools have large endowments to draw from.

    It’ll be other colleges that suffer first, starting with the ones that were already marginal to begin with.

  56. mainstreeter September 4, 2020 at 5:56 pm #

    I actually enjoyed reading today’s column, mostly about the prelude or full-imersion to the long emergency and less about 90+ days of protests which eventually will fade out .

    As a classified support staff in a high school, I feel the administration is in siege mentality, hoping for last year, which was dystopian compared to each preceding year therein.

    I see and understand having to decouple from the train wreck ahead but I worry about the reaction among the entitled, rich and poor who won’t have the skills or desire to figure out what’s next ?

    • elysianfield September 5, 2020 at 11:21 am #

      ” 90+ days of protests which eventually will fade out …”

      mainstreeter,

      What’s next?

      Wash, rinse, repeat.

  57. noel bodie September 4, 2020 at 7:04 pm #

    Not to worry, Betsy Devos, our secret weapon, will fix it.

  58. tom clark September 4, 2020 at 7:16 pm #

    Thanks for returning to your roots, James, where you write best. Good column today. You may have missed on Y2K, but you were right on with the long emergency. Here we are, living it out. I didn’t think it would progress so quickly in my lifetime.

    As an aside, I give DJT credit for trying to drain the Washington swamp.
    He’s squandering a golden opportunity by refilling it with his own bullshit. Just the wrong president at the right time. Sad.

    In the words of one of my favorite folk singers, Doc Watson (BTW, Thank you, Doc Watson!), “Life gets tedious, don’t it? TC

    • JohnAZ September 5, 2020 at 11:01 am #

      Wrong president?

      I keep thinking to myself, surely someone exists that has Trump’s common sense about the hellhole the Deep State is steering us towards but is much politically smoother and able to “circle the wagons” more effectively.

      Not a single person comes to mind, which shows how far down the Liberal globalist maelstrom we have descended. If Trump died tomorrow, there is no one to take up the America First banner.

      I am afraid it is too late. A logical question emerges. Who will take over the philosophical leadership for the world. China is logical because it is the only group who has the wherewithal to do it. A couple of more viral releases is all it should take.

      • Majella September 6, 2020 at 3:30 pm #

        Oh, I don’t know…the irksome DJTJ sure looks like he’d like the job.

  59. Jo-G September 4, 2020 at 7:28 pm #

    “And now that we’ve set things up so that many households need both parents to generate income….”

    In high school we had to take a class in “Americanism vs. Communism”. This was during the cold war. I remember we were told that one of the evils of communism was that women had to work and the children were raised by strangers. In America a man could make enough money to support a family and mothers could care for their children. This was just before the bra-burning womens-lib era. We copied one of communism’s weaknesses. Why did we do that?

    • Sredni Vashtar September 4, 2020 at 7:41 pm #

      Well said. That’s just the kind of question we need to be asking. Or, Why did we send our industrial base overseas? How could anyone have though that would help America? Answer: They didn’t.

    • JohnAZ September 5, 2020 at 11:03 am #

      I heard exactly the same claim in school. US propaganda.

  60. tucsonspur September 4, 2020 at 7:38 pm #

    ‘And when that project was complete, what did we get? Two decades of mass shootings in schools. I don’t think we got the correct message from this — which is that this manner of schooling produces so much ennui and anomie that some kids turn homicidal by the time they hit their teens.’ JHK

    Yellow bus fleets and ‘insecticide’ factories”? Is it spraying the rooms heavily with Chlorpyrifos or Raid, that turns them homicidal?
    Much has been written about school shootings, and this broad statement comes nowhere near explaining their root causes. It’s
    much, much more than this that produces such aberrant anomie.

    ‘Whispered in the hallways before every school committee and in every town council chamber is the awesome reality that sales tax and property tax collections are down 25 – 30 percent. The fear is palpable….’

    What’s the breakdown? What’s the decline in property taxes?

  61. tucsonspur September 4, 2020 at 7:51 pm #

    If Rodney could figure it out, so can we!

    “- Thornton Melon: All right. I’ll say it. ‘Cause Truman was too much of a pussy wimp to let MacArthur go in there and blow out those Commie bastards!
    – Professor Terguson: Good answer. Good answer. I like the way you think. I’m gonna be watching you.
    – Thornton Melon: [chuckling to his classmates] Good teacher. He really seems to care. About what I have no idea.”
    Professor Terguson asks why the USA didn’t win the Korean conflict

    “I think I’m attracted to teachers. Yeah, I took out an English teacher. That didn’t work out at all. I sent her a love letter… she corrected it!”

    “Bring us a pitcher of beer every seven minutes until somebody passes out. And then bring one every ten minutes.”

    “- Trendy Man: Mr. Melon, your wife was just showing us her Klimt.
    – Thornton Melon: You too, huh? She’s shown it to everybody.
    – Trendy Man: Well, she’s very proud of it.
    – Thornton Melon: I’m proud of mine too. I don’t go waving it around at parties, though.
    – Trendy Man: It’s an exceptional painting.
    – Thornton Melon: Oh, the painting.”

    “The high school I went to, they asked a kid to prove the law of gravity, he threw the teacher out the window!”

    “And just remember, the best thing about kids… is making them!”

  62. Sredni Vashtar September 4, 2020 at 8:06 pm #

    https://remnantnewspaper.com/web/index.php/articles/item/5044-america-to-boycott-nfl-a-letter-from-an-old-soldier

    How many never grew old. Kneel before their graves if you must kneel. Or before God in Church.

    It’s the true that the Beautiful Ones are not yet born. But the Brave have come already. Let us honor them, both living and dead.

  63. abcdef September 4, 2020 at 9:01 pm #

    Hi Mr. Kunstler,
    I find your assessment interesting as much as for what it doesn’t say as for what it does say. A major critique I have of your work is the manner in which your clarity is so blinding, that you are unwilling to see anything that does not fit your framing. For example, I don’t doubt there is some Maoist type thinking evident in what is happening at the moment, but you close your eyes to the corporatism that is everywhere around us, a corporatism that is EMBRACED by our President because he benefits from it so much. And that is something you ignore, even though it is a major cause of the Long Emergency.

    You speak about the collapse of state finances and its impact on public education, but you ignore the manner in which the current Federal administration is aiding and abetting that outcome; far more important to help big business than to help state’s with their finances in this extraordinary time. That is a choice. That is a corporatist choice.

    Further, you act as if Democrats are the primary cause for the mess we are in now. I would like to remind you that CURRENTLY, for the first two years of this Administration, Republicans controlled 3 of 3 branches of government. They currently control 2.5 / 3 branches of government. They have the majority of State legislative Houses and Governorships. Blaming Dems is akin to fucking to protect chastity. You can do it, but it doesn’t make much sense. The claim that its “all about the Deep State” explains exactly nothing; the Deep State is the Dark Matter of out society—omni-present but unidentifiable. Theoretically possible but a placeholder at the moment. Even if it exists, it is unexplained why it would be more prevalent now than 40 years ago during the golden age of Reagan.

    Further, the contradiction continues in blaming the Dems for the unrest right now. It is as if the 3 1/2 years of the Trump administration have never happened, even though the President’s rhetoric & choices and those of the party he apparently leads have gotten us to this point. It is all the Maoists’ fault? Those on the right who stoke fear and violence—nowhere to be mentioned. I get it, its a polemic, but even so, even a passing hat-tip to the negative complexities of the situation those you support helped create would be, um, refreshing. Oh, and COVID—the Federal incompetency led by Donald Trump and COVID …

    • roccofire September 4, 2020 at 9:08 pm #

      Greetings,

      Thank you for those examples. I appreciate to read other points of view other than, you are a Nazi, or you are a Commie. It gets old, explains nothing, and aids in the expansion of chaos. The whole system is filled with illness. The Kennedy Democrats and Eisenhower Republicans are all gone, thinking, and asking questions is dangerous.

      Wash hands, wear a mask, Virus is real. Read the Dredd blog for intense discussions about biology and other items of existence. .

      • Nightowl September 5, 2020 at 7:43 am #

        Trump is actually pretty close to a Kennedy Democrat in terms of policy.

        And he was quite close with JFK, Jr.

        • cc rider September 5, 2020 at 11:20 am #

          I’m glad you brought up JFK, Jr. You know that at the time of his, ahhhhhh, accident he was making plans to run for the same vacant NY US Senate seat that Hillary had her eyes on. And of course ended up filling.

          Just…putting….that…out….there.

          Oh, and he had been talking about how taxes were too high, yet he was going to run as a Democrat of course. And of course he would’ve won. No doubt about it.

          • Q. Shtik September 5, 2020 at 2:55 pm #

            Just…putting….that…out….there. – cc rider

            ========

            If you’re a believer in this meme, Hillary has killed more people than Covid.

          • Nightowl September 5, 2020 at 6:03 pm #

            I am sure the ex-porn star or the cat bro that run Snopes have published something with the full backing of the global capitalists that will put your dangerously curious mind at ease, friend.

          • cc rider September 5, 2020 at 6:35 pm #

            All I remember Q. Shit is that there was some genuine discussing about how JFK Jr.’s plan went down, and conveniently he was going to run for the same Senate seat that Hillary was coveting.

            But if being a snarky bitch suits you, well it just suits you.

    • Sredni Vashtar September 4, 2020 at 9:28 pm #

      And the Corporations are funding BLM. How did you miss that? Capitalism/Communism is ONE system, two sides of the same coin with Capitalism as the heads. Got it? Capitalism for the Elite and Communism for us. Middle Class – not wanted except for skilled and loyal workers. Independent middle class and small business? That’s what Covid and the Riots are for (in part).

      • Kevvia Knack September 4, 2020 at 10:13 pm #

        There is another demonstration planned for tomorrow Saturday here in West Hollywood. The last demonstration led to rioting and looting. It is going to be 107 degrees so maybe the marchers will be deterred…or maybe the 107 degree heat will rile everyone up. I heard some political group is bussing in crowds from the Inland Empire (aka Bakersfield), holing them up in various houses, and paying $300 a head for the people to cause mayhem. That’s what happened back in late May, supposedly

        • BackRowHeckler September 5, 2020 at 5:24 am #

          KK

          What’s their beef this week?

          • Kevvia Knack September 5, 2020 at 8:19 am #

            I’m not certain what the demonstration in WeHo will be about. Likely a combination of BLM/Police Defunding/Dump Trump. I overheard a cop discussing it up the street.

      • abcdef September 4, 2020 at 10:47 pm #

        Hi roccofire,
        Thank you for the blog recommendation. I will give it a read.

      • abcdef September 4, 2020 at 10:51 pm #

        Hi Sredni Vashtar,
        I would like the evidence for corporations FUNDING BLM; I wouldn’t argue with the fact that many of them are jumping to associate themselves with BLM, but that is a different kettle of fish. Capitalism likes to appropriate and capture the “next wave” and use it for its own benefits.

        I find your claim that “Capitalism/Communism is ONE system, two sides of the same coin with Capitalism as the heads” to be intriguing, but without context or an argument or some evidence I don’t know how to evaluate it. Sorry, no, I don’t “got it.” But if you have something I can look at online I would appreciate it.

        • Sredni Vashtar September 4, 2020 at 11:43 pm #

          Where did the Communists get their money? It takes a lot to overthrow Empires after all. Farmers with pitchforks and workers with hammers don’t get anywhere. We know that Jacob Schiff of Kuhn Loeb and Co (now Chase Manhattan I believe) helped fund the Russian Revolution. And they did pay that loan back.

          Other Rothschild Banking affiliated helped as well. But why? Consider: How does a Traditional, self enclosed (more or less) Economy help Capitalism in terms of resources or growing markets? It doesn’t. They needed a militia or fighting force to bread down the Monarchies and later, the Fascist and National Socialist states that rose against them. Now they’re coming for the middle classes of the Western Democracies.

          Antifa is just a microcosm of this: the militia of the Democratic and Labor Governments, funded by Corporations, and of course the Rothschild front man, Soros.

          • abcdef September 5, 2020 at 12:24 am #

            Hi Sredni Vashtar,
            Why help? I can believe that capitalists helped the enemies of capitalism if there is money to be made! The Soviets were not defeating capitalism in Russia–a woefully underdeveloped economy by capitalist standards–they were defeating the Tsarist system.And resources from whatever source will be accepted, if they achieve the aim.

            It is a leap of gigantic proportions to then say that they are “ONE system.” What do you mean by that?

            “How does a Traditional, self enclosed (more or less) Economy help Capitalism in terms of resources or growing markets.” It helps by being plugged into an international trading system that rewards things made in advanced economies (services and manufactures before it) traded back to Traditional economies while paying little for the raw materials they get from these less developed economies to make these goods. This is sometimes referred to as the “North/South Debate on the Terms of Trade.” The English exploitation of India, starting with the East India Company is an excellent case study for answering your question with an: “It does.”

            And then, another leap to Antifa–evidence for the claim that Antifa is funded by corporations?

          • JohnAZ September 5, 2020 at 11:25 am #

            Soros, Rockefeller, Koch, and more. Our present day version of Spectre.

            I believe the communists are the next targets for these megalomaniacs, Once the US powerhouse Is destroyed, Russia next, then China. They are global anarchists committed to destroy strong governance wherever it may exist.

            After the US Russia fiasco, Middle East against China seems a logical choice. China is already in there gaining a foothold, ME includes North Africa.

          • Sredni Vashtar September 5, 2020 at 1:50 pm #

            Alphabet: Russia wasn’t third world. They couldn’t just walk in there and start exploiting them. They were White Men. India had to be subdued as well before they started exploiting them. Here and there the Indians put up a good fight, although it wasn’t a united land.

            So in the case of Russian, they need something internal to weaken them and open them up to conquest. Communism fit the bill.

            I notice you didn’t answer how Communism did what it did, did you? Where did it get its money Aleph/Beth? Where does Antifa gets its money?

        • MrMangoOnMyShoulder September 5, 2020 at 6:36 am #

          “I would like the evidence for corporations FUNDING BLM”

          https://www.cnet.com/how-to/companies-donating-black-lives-matter/

          This is from mid-June. Recent reports suggest it’s reached nearly $1.5 billion now. I’d call that funding.

          • abcdef September 5, 2020 at 4:03 pm #

            Hi MrMangoOnMyShoulder,
            Yes it does! Thank you. I want to go into the issue in a little depth, with your permission:

            Thank you for the link. I checked it out. Here is what I found: The article says: “And many corporations, … vowing to stand with the Black Lives Matter movement. Some tech behemoths — like Apple, Amazon, Microsoft and others — have followed up on their supportive words with major donation pledges, too.” Thankfully, I clicked on that link, https://www.cnet.com/news/tech-companies-say-they-support-george-floyd-protests-heres-whats-happening/, and another CNET article says this: “”Coming together as a community and showing support is important, but it isn’t enough,” Google CEO Sundar Pichai wrote in an open letter to his team on June 3, in which he pledged $12 million to organizations addressing racial inequalities.”

            A link leads me to Google: “We’ll be giving $12 million in funding to organizations working to address racial inequities. Our first grants of $1 million each will go to our long-term partners at the Center for Policing Equity and the Equal Justice Initiative. And we’ll be providing technical support through our Google.org Fellows program. This builds on the $32 million we have donated to racial justice over the past five years. We’ll also offer $25 million in Ad Grants to help organizations fighting racial injustice provide critical information.” https://www.blog.google/inside-google/company-announcements/standing-with-black-community/

            Notice the difference between “BLM” and “organisations addressing racial inequalities.” Yes Amazon gives to the BLM organisation. They also give to many other social justice groups as well. So, my question for you–that 1.6 billion you speak of–is it to the BLM organisation or to organisations struggling against racial inequality and its impacts? The BLM organisation is one of many groups supporting racial justice.

            So, when looked at this way, are you against the idea of funding folks who are working for racial justice in general or just the BLM organisation in particular?

            So, BLM is one organisation that

    • Hugh Spencer September 6, 2020 at 3:23 am #

      Thanks abcdef – sadly, as much as I enjoy Howard K’s Jeremiahs – he does seem to be coming very one-eyed and that eye is shifting further in its gaze to the right. Age?

      • abcdef September 6, 2020 at 3:49 pm #

        I don’t know Hugh Spencer. But Mr. Kunstler’s dexterity and openness of interpretation isn’t as front and centre as it once was …

      • Q. Shtik September 6, 2020 at 8:37 pm #

        Jeremiads

  64. Majella September 4, 2020 at 9:02 pm #

    Here’s Biden, stumbling & mumbling his way through some (possibly unprepared) remarks. Esp. for you, Narc-owl.

    https://youtu.be/tZj2QwwlOJk

    • abcdef September 5, 2020 at 12:26 am #

      Hi Majella,
      He sounds a lot more disciplined and focused than the President in answering questions…

      • Majella September 5, 2020 at 5:57 am #

        You mean he’s coherent? Yes, despite rumors to the contrary. Don’t get me wrong, I have no truck with him or Harris, but the casual smearing of his health & mental acuity by Trump sure looks like classic projection.

        • benr September 5, 2020 at 10:04 am #

          No truck with him?

          All you do is bump him when they have him medicated enough to be coherent.
          At least own it and stop being so dishonest.

          • JohnAZ September 5, 2020 at 11:07 am #

            Incoherence cannot recognize incoherence. What seems normal to us is incoherent to these Liberals. They cannot even understand what Trump is trying to do. Only one thing to do, beat them in the voting booth.

          • Majella September 5, 2020 at 12:18 pm #

            What medication do you think they use, benr?

          • benr September 5, 2020 at 2:16 pm #

            @maj

            The same shit you accuse Trump of snorting.

            https://www.alz.org/help-support/caregiving/daily-care/communications

            The above will help you recognize early stage dementia which Joe clearly shows when he is not given softball questions and a script to read from.

          • Majella September 5, 2020 at 5:15 pm #

            Well, it doesn’t have the same ameliorating effect on Donny as on Joey, that’s clear!

            President Dimdon rarely completes a sentence in full, coherent fashion, And hardly ever ends on the same topic he started with – which is also highly likely to be entirely tangential to the question he was asked initially.

            Nah, the must have Biden on some miracle drug, like this:

            https://youtu.be/4TLppsfzQH8

        • Q. Shtik September 5, 2020 at 2:10 pm #

          I have no truck with him – Maj

          =========

          I wonder where this expression using the word ‘truck’ comes from. I hear it only infrequently but it always makes me wonder.

          Without even Googling a definition I will guess that ‘truck’ somehow refers to ideological agreement or disagreement with.

          I further guess it is always used in the negative sense. A person would never say “I have truck with him” would they?

          It’s like the word ‘ilk’. It’s always pejorative. Like, Trump and his ilk.

          • cc rider September 5, 2020 at 2:42 pm #

            I guess if Maj was hitch hiking and Biden stopped to pick her up she wouldn’t get into his truck.

            But, actually I bet she would.

          • Majella September 5, 2020 at 5:21 pm #

            “Truck” in this sense means “dealings” and hails from the 1600’s a little before Kenworth and Mack arrived.

    • Nightowl September 5, 2020 at 7:59 am #

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzBdBj5QWyY

      I can’t wait for the debates Pelosi doesn’t want Biden to be involved in.

      Watching your tiny TDS-addled brain explode will be a side benefit.

      LOL.

  65. redrock September 4, 2020 at 9:17 pm #

    Pogo.. ‘I have seen the enemy and it is us.”To many have become silent in the face of Liberal absurdities and now you pay the price.

  66. Sredni Vashtar September 4, 2020 at 11:47 pm #

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-targets-white-privilege-training-015932215.html

    He wants it ended in all departments of the Federal Government.Thank you Mr President for this thrust into the heart of the Beast.

    Between Herr Drumpf and Herr Rittenhouse, we are beginning to really fight back.

  67. CitizenG September 5, 2020 at 12:43 am #

    ABC….BLM has been bankrolled to the tune of many millions at this juncture. So SV is right on that count and I agree with our host that our colleges and universities are complicit with some sort of Orwellian takeover under the guise of a more “beneficent” way of life.

    IMO the president and elected officials have lost alot of influence and power in the last few years. Now the oligarchy (tech Companies) rule and have great influence never seen in recent times. That’s why almost all media is controlled by the left and consequently our freedom of speech is threatened. The deep state are simply influential Wokesters who work for the feds and media and are unelected.

    Here is a link that talks about how BLM got funded.

    https://theduran.com/businesses-who-are-supporting-the-antifa-and-blm-riots-video/

    • abcdef September 5, 2020 at 1:15 am #

      Hi CitizenG,
      I checked the link–a random sample–these companies say: “We support Black Lives Matter. They are not saying, we support rioting and looting. They are not saying that they support violence.

      Where is the evidence for “funding BLM”? Or, even, “donating”? As I read the article, based on the work of another person who posted on Medium and whose Medium account has currently been suspended for violating Medium ‘s rules (I just checked…).

      The article says about the companies’ public statements of support: “This is largely a marketing wave: if a company appears to be expressing compassion for Mr. Floyd et al, then that company will attract customers.”

      How do you get “funding” and “donating” from that? That is quite a leap don’t you think?

      • Kim September 5, 2020 at 2:38 am #

        @ abcdef

        No it is no kind of leap at all. In fact it would take an especially disingenous shill to pretend not to see the connection.

        Here is an example ad for you to watch.

        https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/06/disney-nickelodeon-kids-channels-run-ads-support-black-lives-matter/

        BLM is a Marxist terror organization. Its operatives murder people who makes statements that disagree with its slogans.

        Running ads is donating and funding.

        Social justice and antiracist are cant terms that mean nothing more that “attack whites” and “gibs me free shit, whitey”.

        For their part, big corporations are in favor of anything that panics and terrorizes the general population and makes their lives more stressed and their way of life and making a living more precarious.

        Gotta have more conformity.

        Gotta quash that human drive to autonomy

        https://fortune.com/2020/06/04/disney-pledge-social-justice-organizations-george-floyd/

        https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2020/6/3/21279292/blackouttuesday-brands-solidarity-donations

        • Majella September 5, 2020 at 6:02 am #

          Geez, what a sad little rant.

          “Everyone’s out to get me/whitey!” “White people have no power!”. “White people are being oppressed!”

          Get a grip. You’re up for the job of “Catastrophiser Royal’.

          • Sredni Vashtar September 5, 2020 at 1:53 pm #

            If Whites keep giving away their power, then they will have no power. Makes sense, right? And then what happens? Why should we go there? Look what happened to the American Indians. We’re the Indians now.

            Look in the mirror. You’re White. So YOU get a grip, fool.

          • abcdef September 5, 2020 at 5:25 pm #

            Hi Sredni Vashtar,
            You know there is another outcome you might consider? What if white folks lose their sense of privilege and realise that they are going to be treated like minorities in this country and decide that a level playing field isn’t so bad after all–you know, have EVERYONE treated with the same level of privilege, or what I prefer to think of as DIGNITY–the dignity of being a human being.

            And as for the Amerindians. What would happen if white folks and other folks all intermarried and became a nice kind of darker shade of coolness? Then the Sneetches without stars and those with stars would be indistinguishable… how cool would that be?

          • Sredni Vashtar September 5, 2020 at 6:33 pm #

            In other words, Whites in Israel should give up the West Bank at the very least. Of course the United Nations says the Palestinians have the right to return. What if you all intermarried with them, wouldn’t that eliminate the problem and satisfy the United Nations.

            There’s no reason the farmers (Jews) and cowboys (Arabs) can’t be more than friends.

          • abcdef September 6, 2020 at 3:47 pm #

            Hi Sredni Vshtar,
            Wouldn’t that be awesome if we could all get along! 🙂

        • Kim September 5, 2020 at 6:44 am #

          @ abcdef

          Here is a video showing step-by-step the terrorist organizations BLM and Antifa cooperating in Portland in the politically motivated murder of Aaron J. Daniels.

          https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breaking/breaking-busted-new-photos-show-michael-reinoehl-with-hand-on-his-weapon-lying-in-wait-for-aaron-jay-danielson/

          • abcdef September 5, 2020 at 4:25 pm #

            OK Kim,
            You do realise that what you have here is someone who is making a narrative of a scene, fitting a pattern onto what they see. The guy complains about mace in his eyes in what I assume is a normal voice, and this is “seen” narratively as him attempting to tell people who are 30+ yards away that the police are coming? Or, the control team that is taking charge of a false narrative (plus “medic”) that will be used to control the media spin for (I am guessing) the BLM and Antifa dissembling to come?

            OK, riddle me this–what is more likely:
            a. that it went down as this narrative of the video you favour wants us to believe–that a car stops in front of the down person and stays there, EVEN when the police come in an area with tons of cameras (people, buildings, etc) to PRETEND to render aid? Well, I am sure that we will hear about those people being arrested as well, right? Or, not right? Or,
            b. The passengers in the car heard and saw what happened; carefully went through the intersection, stopped to render aid and headlights on the situation, and acted to try and help, as many decent people are want to do.

            Kim, let us see if people are arrested in this conspiracy; I don’t think that will happen(partially because AJ Daniels appears to be an average sort of guy who would not be drawing this level of PLANNING, but what would I know). I don’t think it went down the way you or Citizen Free Press says it did.

            Finally–is it more likely that as many as 20 people were involved in what you saw as a “politically motivated murder” or that one malicious person just decided to do something about a situation and AJ Daniels was the victim?

          • Sredni Vashtar September 5, 2020 at 6:36 pm #

            Hi Al. Here is the Wisdom that you seek!

            https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/.premium-attacks-on-antifa-are-attacks-on-jews-1.8902330

            Or do you already know and just don’t want us to know?

        • abcdef September 5, 2020 at 5:02 pm #

          Hi Kim,
          So you see donating and funding as the same thing then? I agree that the money can be spent by the organization, but you see no other distinction?

          • Sredni Vashtar September 5, 2020 at 8:39 pm #

            He strains the gnat but swallows as the camel even as the Master said.

          • abcdef September 5, 2020 at 10:30 pm #

            He looks in the mirror and condemns what he sees…

          • Sredni Vashtar September 6, 2020 at 2:06 am #

            Antifa is funded by White Israelis it seems.

      • Nightowl September 5, 2020 at 8:05 am #

        “I checked the link–a random sample–these companies say: “We support Black Lives Matter. They are not saying, we support rioting and looting. They are not saying that they support violence.”

        Yet BLM is rioting and looting and is involved in violence. So supporting BLM is supporting rioting, looting, and violence.

        More deep thoughts at 10.

        • cc rider September 5, 2020 at 12:25 pm #

          More like deep anal penetration at 10. Sorry for the imagery, but I calls it how I sees it folks.

          • Nightowl September 5, 2020 at 5:57 pm #

            😀

    • abcdef September 5, 2020 at 4:35 pm #

      Hi CitizenG,
      MrMangoOnMyShoulder helped show me that BLM gets donations from corporations. In your mind, is there a difference between “donating” and “funding.” I think they are different. Do you think they are the same?

  68. CitizenG September 5, 2020 at 12:55 am #

    Thanks SV for article about Trump standing up for something that is controversial but shouldn’t be. I will now go to sleep feeling that there is a little more sanity in the world than when the day began.

  69. Kim September 5, 2020 at 2:25 am #

    https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breaking/australia-has-gone-mad/

    It is all developing just as it has in the past, and just as Uncle Ted said it would:

    162. The system is currently engaged in a desperate struggle to overcome certain problems that threaten its survival, among which the problems of human behavior are the most important. If the system succeeds in acquiring sufficient control over human behavior quickly enough, it will probably survive. Otherwise it will break down. We think the issue will most likely be resolved within the next several decades, say 40 to 100 years.

    163. Suppose the system survives the crisis of the next several decades. By that time it will have to have solved, or at least brought under control, the principal problems that confront it, in particular that of “socializing” human beings; that is, making people sufficiently docile so that heir behavior no longer threatens the system. That being accomplished, it does not appear that there would be any further obstacle to the development of technology, and it would presumably advance toward its logical conclusion, which is complete control over everything on Earth, including human beings and all other important organisms. The system may become a unitary, monolithic organization, or it may be more or less fragmented and consist of a number of organizations coexisting in a relationship that includes elements of both cooperation and competition, just as today the government, the corporations and other large organizations both cooperate and compete with one another. Human freedom mostly will have vanished, because individuals and small groups will be impotent vis-a-vis large organizations armed with supertechnology and an arsenal of advanced psychological and biological tools for manipulating human beings, besides instruments of surveillance and physical coercion. Only a small number of people will have any real power, and even these probably will have only very limited freedom, because their behavior too will be regulated; just as today our politicians and corporation executives can retain their positions of power only as long as their behavior remains within certain fairly narrow limits.

    164. Don’t imagine that the systems will stop developing further techniques for controlling human beings and nature once the crisis of the next few decades is over and increasing control is no longer necessary for the system’s survival. On the contrary, once the hard times are over the system will increase its control over people and nature more rapidly, because it will no longer be hampered by difficulties of the kind that it is currently experiencing. Survival is not the principal motive for extending control. As we explained in paragraphs 87-90, technicians and scientists carry on their work largely as a surrogate activity; that is, they satisfy their need for power by solving technical problems. They will continue to do this with unabated enthusiasm, and among the most interesting and challenging problems for them to solve will be those of understanding the human body and mind and intervening in their development. For the “good of humanity,” of course.

    • JohnAZ September 5, 2020 at 10:50 am #

      Kim

      A good analysis. I wonder who the architects of your “system” are going to be? Who thinks that they are so wonderful that they can direct all the world’s people? If the natural evolution of humanity is as you have said, the Matrix is coming. Could it be that humanity, unleashed by the Social media giants, is losing its mind? That we are losing the ability to think for ourselves.

      In one hundred years, all the jerks that are creating this nirvana will be dead. I hope the next generations are much wiser than the Boomers, X and millennial Generations and reject the Matrix.

      Sky Net?

    • Sredni Vashtar September 5, 2020 at 2:20 pm #

      Yes, as in Stephen King’s “The Stand”, the Professor says, They’re going to be ahead of us. Most of the Techies will gravitate to the Dark Man because they like to see things get done without a lot of human interference and that mentality suits the Dark Man very well.

    • abcdef September 5, 2020 at 4:46 pm #

      Hi Kim,
      I hate to tell you, but in this country, if the police have a warrant for your arrest, and you don’t let them in, they can bust down your door and arrest you. Or, they can come in, guns at the ready with a court sanctioned no knock warrant in many states, and if things go badly, you could end up, um, dead.

      Who would have thought that the police in Australia would actually take the time to listen to him for a bit and give him the opportunity to come down stairs and let them in and present their warrant for his arrest (i.e., they had probable cause). But no, he wanted to be a smart-arse with the police…

  70. SoftStarLight September 5, 2020 at 4:53 am #

    Basically the entire system of public education in the United States is one of the most prized possessions of the institutional marxist left. Their control over every aspect of public education is nearly total if not already complete. Thus for many years now venemously anti-American, anti-Western, anti-White, and anti-Christ curricula have prevailed and are now proudly embraced by public school teachers, administrators and board members. It is therefore interesting to note that the lockdowns appear to have significantly increased the need for and interest in homeschooling. Also of note are the reports of parents confonting teachers and adminstrators over the extremist marxist left wing indoctrination encountered in every day instructions and lessons. No wonder teachers don’t want and have fought against parents monitoring these pandemic induced online classes and coursework. But why would the marxists, especially right now, keep one of their most important institutions essentially closed or limited in its functionality, especially with the favorable trends to homeschooling, charter schools and private schools? Is this another aspect of their agenda to keep everything shut down before the election? Is it an indication of a more permanent shut down that they are planning for in the near future? Or are they really just in disarray and that incompetent suddenly after all of these years of plotting and planning? In January and February many of them like Nancy Pelosi didn’t believe in lockdowns but now they love them after all. Now its pretty easy to see which ones are enthusiastic, meglomaniacal tyrants.

    • Kim September 5, 2020 at 6:46 am #

      @SSL

      Absolutely. It is about control, control, control and nothing else.

    • JohnAZ September 5, 2020 at 10:24 am #

      SSL

      But why? What has convinced such a large group of people that the government can make decisions for them better than they themselves?

      Is it just human nature to be lazy and evolve into gimme people? Are people’s self image so poor that they need to be led by the nose rings? Surely a grifter like Bernie Sanders knows much more than I do. The authority figure presented by teachers in education may lead them to think that old quacks like Sanders know best. It is frightening.

      I wonder what is going to happen when the gimme fools that vote in the Dems find out that their heroes do not have any ability financially to do all the marvelous things they are being promised. The riots will continue.

  71. SoftStarLight September 5, 2020 at 5:04 am #

    Another day another big tech leech billionaire creating hoaxes to maintain their greedy grip on power and profits. I unabashedly hope they are all canceled 🙂

    https://dailycaller.com/2020/09/04/laurene-powell-jobs-jeffrey-goldberg-democrats/

    • JohnAZ September 5, 2020 at 10:37 am #

      Why? Why are all the tech giants liberal as hell? Why are they so anti-America? And they are !!

      What will they gain by a liberal takeover?

      One idea, maybe they will get the Chinese takeover of the Internet by 5G that Huawei represents and the spying capability of TIK TOK. I hope the bastards get destroyed by China alternatives.

      As much as I enjoy conversing with all the CFN folks over the internet, I am totally convinced that social media is the worst human development in history. The world has disrupted openly in rebellion against all order due to the use of SM.

      Think about it, community action and discourse is no longer necessary due to Facebook, etc. Just in time for the crud.

      There is a special place in hell waiting for these vultures that have destroyed humanity.

      • cc rider September 5, 2020 at 12:27 pm #

        Tech giants love globalism. They detest the rise of nationalism here and worldwide. They will keep targeting any political figure that they deem as a threat to globalism. And of course social media is a mindfuck op. It’s all a part of the package.

  72. BackRowHeckler September 5, 2020 at 8:02 am #

    Rochester, NY got smashed up pretty good last night. It was over an upstanding citizen, Daniel Plude, who last March dosed himself with PCP, stripped himself naked, and later on died in the hospital.

    This could be a violent Labor Day weekend, with riots T ing up in Chicago, LA, NYC, Seattle, Portland and so on. And don’t think it’s about labor issues, better pay, better working conditions etc like back in the 30s. I suspect the majority of looters and arsonists do not have jobs, never had a job, and are in fact unemployable.

    The face tatts and nose rings, and staying up all night fighting the police, is a clue that clocking in at 7:00 am is not a priority.

    Brh

    • JohnAZ September 5, 2020 at 10:12 am #

      Yup! Check on the homeless camps at midnight. Bet they are deserted.

      This generation, mostly millennials, are lost. They are now out of college for more than 3 years, critical. Report yesterday said that 52% of the millennial generation are living with their parents because of job loss from Covid. The ones that their parents said “no way” are on the street. And raising hell.

    • Sredni Vashtar September 5, 2020 at 2:05 pm #

      It was a cry for help! That’s why he kept spitting on officers? In any case, it’s all their fault. Everything bad he ever did. And that’s a lot. They deserve the death penalty for his sins. Cops are so many “Christs” or vicarious atonements waiting to happen.

      And by extension, the entire White Race since cops are just the epitome thereof in the Marxist/Minority mind – such as it is.

    • abcdef September 5, 2020 at 5:31 pm #

      Hi BackRowHowler,
      I wonder if people in Egypt were saying the same things about the young in Cairo as they protested during the Arab Spring against Hosni Mubarak. One of the major issues, as you rightly point out was the level of unemployment amongst those 18 – 25. They didn’t have jobs, so they demonstrated. They blamed the government for the state of the economy that couldn’t get college graduates enter into the job market to get their piece of the middle class dream. The stagnant Egyptian economy was a major underlying influence in fuelling the unrest at that time.

      • Nightowl September 5, 2020 at 5:54 pm #

        The Arab Spring was in the mold and of the color revolutions and funded by the same global capitalists that gave you the “orange” one on the Maidan, the “rose” revolution in Georgia, and the “purple” one right now in the US.

        It’s fake, kid. Time to turn on the brain.

        • abcdef September 6, 2020 at 3:59 pm #

          Are you sure, Nightowl?
          I don’t see how a “capitalist” revolution in an advanced capitalist economy like the US would be doing any good for “the same global capitalists” that gave us the other revolutions, many of which were in much less developed economies. I wonder if this might be a problem for your “one size fits all” explanation? Let us go with your view–what are the different goals being achieved here? After all, breaking up an economy has some MAJOR downside risks regarding markets, etc., that will potentially devastate “global capitalist” interests (and profits), especially if governments come to power that are unhappy with capitalism. I get going for a non-capitalist country, but, hmmm, breaking an advanced capitalist country?

          • Nightowl September 6, 2020 at 5:39 pm #

            You don’t see it because you don’t understand the concept of globalism.

  73. Pucker September 5, 2020 at 9:00 am #

    Little six year old Jimmy pumped full of sugar-laden breakfast cereal has to spend six hours every day in front of the computer taking his classes while his deranged single parent mom microwaves his processed food lunch because Dr. Fauci funded Gain of Function bat coronavirus research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

    This article outlines the decision to lift the ban on federal funding of Gain of Function research by the NIH.
    I have to give the Obama Administration credit for banning this type of research. The Trump Administration, however, under the pressure from Dr. Fauci, gave the go-ahead for it to resume. Why the fuck isn’t this discussed? This is the biggest con of the American public, if not the entire world, in history!

    https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-017-08837-7

  74. snagglepuss September 5, 2020 at 9:15 am #

    GIRD YOUR LOINS AMERICA. This in today’s National Post north of your borders. Don’t imagine the New York Times will publish it as it would interfere with the whole ‘RussiaGate’ premise…………

    ‘MOSCOW • Russia’s “Sputnik- V” COVID- 19 vaccine produced an antibody response in all participants in early- stage trials, according to results published Friday by The Lancet medical journal that were hailed by Moscow as an answer to its critics.’

    The Lancet is a distinguished British medical journal by the way….

    • Robert White September 5, 2020 at 9:48 am #

      Americans will never accept a Russian Federation pinko commie bastard vaccine in their bloodstream, snagglepuss.

      RW

      • JohnAZ September 5, 2020 at 11:15 am #

        Appropriately named Sputnik. I was in fifth grade when the first Sputnik shook the Deep State to its core and created the race to the moon.

        The complacency of the US populace and the current Deep State has been made to look the fool again as the Russians may have beat us again, this time not space but medicine.

        We have looked for the enemy——

        • Robert White September 5, 2020 at 11:50 am #

          ‘We have looked for the enemy–‘ and it is the U.S. school system!

          RW

          • benr September 5, 2020 at 2:12 pm #

            And progressives as well as marxists.

      • snagglepuss September 5, 2020 at 11:41 am #

        The Soviet Union fell back in 1992. These days the Ruskies are just trying to scratch out a living like everybody else. Imagine if you just stuck out a hand and said ‘Let’s work together on the world’s problems’. Cue ‘Imagine’ by John Lennon in the background.

  75. Pucker September 5, 2020 at 9:40 am #

    I wonder if Dr. Fauci has any Scruples about funding Gain of Function research on bat coronaviruses at the Wuhan Institute of Virology?

    Scruples

    http://www.scruplesgentlemensclub.com/

  76. John1945 September 5, 2020 at 9:47 am #

    Dem damn Whiteys are such cowardly bastards.They shoot & kill Brothers then run away,never to be found out.

    “Tyrone Smith, 55, walked into the Citgo Food Mart in the 6700 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue at about 9:50 p.m. Holding a shotgun, he screamed, “Give me the money” several times and grabbed a woman in front of him, police said.

    A man standing near the door pulled his own gun and shot Smith at least three times and then fled, police said.

    The man who shot Smith has not been located, and police were trying to obtain video surveillance.

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-gunman-saves-customer-thwarts-robbery-20200904-u2p2nypvejgpjozjtkh2azuoxi-story.html

    BLACK LIVES MATTER !
    REPARATIONS NOW !!!

    • BackRowHeckler September 5, 2020 at 10:40 am #

      “GIve me the money”

      Correction:: Gibs me dat money”.

      • John1945 September 5, 2020 at 11:08 am #

        Yo,man,dat be raycisss…

        Tyrone workin’
        He gots to git those Benjamins so he cin git dat bling-bling fo his ride
        Sheeeeiit, foo, I’z be doin’ dat shit an’ shorty be axin me fo’ sum’ scrilla.

        Yo,Q.Shtik !

        Don’t be tellin’ me dat I can’t talk good cuz I speak Ebonics.

        • benr September 5, 2020 at 2:10 pm #

          Moe betta.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0j2dVuhr6s

          • John1945 September 5, 2020 at 2:26 pm #

            Yo,Big Homie !
            Please be serious. ..
            It is no joking matter…
            I am getting my PhD in “African-American Studies” at Harvard Extension Online Courses.
            To graduate they require a significant amount of field work too.
            I am practicing right now:

            “Drop them Nikes off yo’ ass ‘fore I blast you, motherf***er !”

    • cc rider September 5, 2020 at 2:40 pm #

      Word

  77. Pucker September 5, 2020 at 9:55 am #

    Totally insane….

    https://untilfreedom.com/

  78. JohnAZ September 5, 2020 at 11:10 am #

    Change the subject. Only people who have lived in Colorado for a long period of time can recognize what is about to happen there.

    Saturday. 100

    Sunday 98

    Monday. 84

    Tuesday 37 and possibly 13 inches of snow.

    Oh for the beauty of broken tree limbs and power outages.

    • snagglepuss September 5, 2020 at 11:43 am #

      Solidarity brother. In my city: 90 today, 52 by tuesday, with snow in the mountains and foothills. Back to 84 degrees by thursday. Call 911 vegetable rescue……………….

    • Robert White September 5, 2020 at 12:05 pm #

      That’s where Hunter S. Thompson used to live. BIG time snow resort IMHO. A skiers paradise.

      I’d live there if I had the bucks.

      RW

      • malthuss September 5, 2020 at 12:30 pm #

        perhaps you mean Aspen?

        • Robert White September 5, 2020 at 12:42 pm #

          I thought Aspen Colorado was where he lived?

          Is Aspen not in Colorado?

          I’m a Geography flunky from way back in high school where the teacher disinterested me. I am the absolute dumbest person on the face of planet Earth on the subject of Geography.

          I’ve never really traveled anywhere. No money for a lifetime makes Robert a dull boy.

          RW

          • JohnAZ September 5, 2020 at 1:39 pm #

            Ha. Note my moniker. We moved out of that nutty weather area about 16 years ago to Phoenix area.

            Now we bake.

            RW Aspen is about 150 miles west of Denver. We lived on the Front Range, Ft. Collins to Colorado Springs for many years. Some of the most violent weather I have experienced. It is the mountains. A tornado, many hailstorms, windstorms up to 120 mph, daily thunderstorms in the summer, 36 inch snowstorm, blizzards, eight month winters.

            One July, I counted five hailstorms go over our house in Colorado Springs. There was not one piece of greenery left anywhere and the hail was four inches deep.

            My wife’s brand new Bronco 2 was destroyed by another hailstorm in Denver.

            If you get a kick out of nutty weather, Colorado is the place for you. Otherwise, stay away.

          • benr September 5, 2020 at 2:08 pm #

            All I picked up from your post was you are a flunky and dull and that is known to all the instant you claimed to be a marxist.

            What else could you be?

    • SoftStarLight September 5, 2020 at 5:26 pm #

      But yet you aren’t preparing for the coming ice age. I can’t feel bad because I’ve been trying to warn ya’ll.

  79. BackRowHeckler September 5, 2020 at 11:34 am #

    Uh oh

    Last night in Chicago, police sergeant shoots Upstanding Citizen in a Southside Park, after Upstanding Citizen stabs a passerby, and attempts to stab the police sergeant.

    It’s a big butcher knife, the type Upton Sinclair would have been familiar with 120 years ago.

    This is all Chi needs right now; 8,000 extra cops called in to protect the downtown shopping district this weekend. The whole force is only 13000. You have to ask what’s left to loot? The same district t was thoroughly looted in June and again in August.

    Brh

  80. Pucker September 5, 2020 at 12:30 pm #

    Virtue Signaling

    Totally insane….

    https://untilfreedom.com/

    • Robert White September 5, 2020 at 12:50 pm #

      I checked out that other link you put up on Fauci and now I’m getting annoying spam for adult dating xxx, Puck. Now when I go to ZH the advertising is going to be ‘Adult Dating XXX’ again, man.

      Please don’t post the weirdo links, eh. I can’t stand SPAM, Brother Pucker.

      RW

      • Pucker September 5, 2020 at 2:22 pm #

        Are you referring to the post about Dr. Fauci’s Scruples in funding gain of function bio weapons research on bat coronaviruses at the Wuhan Institute of Virology and “The Gentleman’s Club” in Bridgeport Connecticut called “Scruples”?

        I don’t know if they’re wearing masks and social distancing at “Scruples”?

        I don’t know why the AI algorithms would be sending you dating website ads as a result of this posting? Just roll with it….

        • Robert White September 5, 2020 at 3:25 pm #

          The algos pick up every keystroke I make. If I link to anything xxx the bots immediately think I want to date young Asian women, or young Russian babes that want to incorporate my name so they can have sex with me, Puck.

          I see the xxx ads and so do the Intelligence Community that also follows all of my keystrokes. If I click on enough porn links the Intel people will think even weirder thoughts than they probably already do now, eh.

          I have to watch my pathetic reputation too, eh.

          Don’t forget that I have the basic security clearance for government work. That means basic monitoring too.

          RW

          • Pucker September 5, 2020 at 4:24 pm #

            COOL….

  81. xxzzy999 September 5, 2020 at 1:16 pm #

    The Democrats have become the (Socialist Identity Party) and promise Progressive fantasies, which they use as tactics (“The Carrot”), i.e. Bernie’s unsustainable Socialist programs to further their evolving Marxist/Maoist ideology (“The Stick”). They then use Maoist methods (Cancel Culture) to erase America’s Customs, Culture, History, and Established Ideas in their strategy to destroy America’s current form of government based on the Founding Father’s Constitutional blueprint. Their ultimate goal is to install a Totalitarian atheistic government that starts out as a form of corrupt and unworkable Socialism.

    America endured 8 years of Obama’s criminal political assault and his failed coup called RussiaGate to overthrow President Trump. RussiaGate was a conspiracy to overthrow a sitting president carried out by a coordinated effort of high-ranking government employees across many agencies, who knew exactly what they were doing. Americans are starting to understand how the Obama administration weaponized the DOJ, FBI, CIA and IRS to go after his political opponents, and in doing so, he trampled the Constitution and fueled the violent overthrow of cultural norms. America, in her glorious history, has never experienced anything in politics as corrupt as Obama’s RussiaGate. Nixon’s WaterGate political crimes look like an overdue library book by comparison.

    Read “The Permanent Coup”, by: Lee Smith to fully understand the scope and depth of Obama’s RussiaGate crimes. Try the “Audible” version.

    • SoftStarLight September 5, 2020 at 5:21 pm #

      I definitely agree. It seems like if the marxist-elite criminal syndicate do get their dream atheistic totalitarian government going (we’re over half way there now) they will openly join with their global collaborators and dissolve the United States completely in prep for the one world order.

  82. wwg1wga September 5, 2020 at 1:30 pm #

    **********************************************
    Where bluebirds, butterflies, and hummingbirds ARE the ruling class!

    http://www.got-truth.com/docs/Where%20bluebirds%20butterflies%20and%20hummingbirds%20ARE.pdf
    **********************************************

  83. cc rider September 5, 2020 at 1:48 pm #

    Someone posted above the link to the documentary “Seattle Is Dying”. I haven’t watched it yet, but I will. I could start a blog about the systematic destruction of Austin, TX. But that would probably take more effort than I’m will to expend at this point in my life. So I may just post more about what I’m seeing here on CFN.

    Austin is hot right now, and has been for quite some time. I’m sure most of you have read or have heard about how great Austin is. It annually ranks high on the Forbes list and many other lists of best places to live. And that has been for the most part true in many respects. But it won’t be that way for much longer. Just like the pandemic has exposed the frailty of public schooling and colleges it is also exposing Austin. But with or without the pandemic Austin was set for failure due to the usual suspects of leftists running things.

    To be sure there is a lot of old and new money here. The tech companies like Austin because there is a lot of young educated talent who can help companies like Facebook and Google grow. And we are now getting Musk’s new Tesla “giga factory”. Yay. Lucky us. But there is also a growing underbelly of drug addicted and mentally ill homeless who flock here because this is one of those cities where it’s easier to be homeless. Especially now that our foolish lefty mayor and city council have made outdoor camping legal just about anywhere. Well, expect for around city hall of course. Or in the neighborhoods where the mayor and council members live. Of course. And now they are systematically defunding the police department.

    Just a few miles from me this past week another insane guy came outside with a gun and threatened someone walking his dog. He then ran back inside his own house and barricaded himself. SWAT was called out and a 31 hour standoff ensued. There were no hostages involved so I don’t know why it took so long to remedy the situation. I’m betting that the police are just afraid of doing their job the way they used to do it. And this guy was white too. If he had been black the standoff probably would’ve lasted for days. But I kept thinking about how the mayor wants in the near future for social workers to remedy these situations with an obvious mentally ill person involved. Yeah. Good luck with that.

    Austin is going down the very same path that LA, San Francisco, Portland and Seattle did. Ironically this is the city that many who are escaping those cities are running too. But it’s not ironic that as they settle here they’ll keep voting in foolish leftist mayors and council members. Then in a few years they’ll have to escape Austin. That part isn’t ironic. Just predictable.

    • benr September 5, 2020 at 2:00 pm #

      The fruits of progressivism and liberalism on display an d that fruit is rotten.
      Some on here claim they don’t have an agenda and yet they push the progressive candidate as if they are coherent and sane while saying they are not choosing a side.
      We all know this person lies and lies a lot.

      • Nightowl September 5, 2020 at 5:47 pm #

        But they also have a really low IQ, so it is great entertainment that should not be banned from the site.

      • Majella September 6, 2020 at 4:49 pm #

        Twist it whatever way that suits you, benr. I am simply resisting the casual smearing of Biden by the CTNJs hereabouts. I’d promote the proverbial ham sandwich over Trump for President.

        • Nightowl September 6, 2020 at 5:43 pm #

          The multi-layered stupidity contained within this post is incalculable.

          Impressive.

  84. benr September 5, 2020 at 2:06 pm #

    Stimulate me baby!
    This one is paying off a credit card and not helping anyone else!

    https://www.oann.com/president-trump-urges-congress-to-approve-next-round-of-stimulus-checks/

  85. cc rider September 5, 2020 at 2:14 pm #

    A few days ago I had the opportunity to drive around the West Campus area of central Austin for the first time in quite a while. As the name suggests this is the area just west of the University of Texas. On the western boundary of the campus is Guadalupe St., or “The Drag”. It’s always had pretty cool shops and eateries and some off campus dorms in buildings around 6 or 7 stories high. As you go west there is a lot of off campus housing. It was always one of my favorite parts of town because for one thing it looked good. Just a nice atmosphere and a youthful energetic vibe, naturally.

    Now the feeling that I get there is a creeping dystopia. I was shocked at how much it has changed in just a few years. For one thing the vibe just isn’t good at all. I just found myself wanting to get the hell out of there. I felt closed in. Smothered due the massive number of ugly new high rises built over the past five or so years. The Drag has lost all of its charm. Closed down shops and eateries largely due to this effing p-p-pandemic of course. It appears that as the new high rises have gone up the older buildings have been allowed to slowly rot. They’re still in use, but the attention to keeping the outward appearance nice has diminished. In short, West Campus looks like shit.

    Even the appearance of students has changed. This has been notable to me for quite a few years. It’s just worse than ever now. College students today look like middle school kids in bigger bodies. They walk with a slouch and dress like hell. Of course this is largely due to them walking around looking at there fucking phones all the time. Couple that with their backpacks on it creates that slumping walk. Add flip flops and they just look hideous. Even the young women who probably are attractive don’t look attractive at all. I remember the first time I drove down Guadalupe St. In was in the mid 80s and I was just amazed at how knock down gorgeous all the girls were. Of course they dressed better then too. They looked like mature college young women, which to me made them super hot. Now, like I said, they look like slightly older middle school kids. If one is a pedophile then I guess that is a hot look.

    The “men” walking around…..same situation. They seem like middle school boys in bigger bodies. Slumped over, flip flops, dressed like shit….. No wonder this generation is having less sex than any other generation in the past.

    Anyway, I should go down there again sometime and take pictures of the ugly ass new buildings and send them to Jim. It’s just hard to park there. I’d have to set aside a half day and take the bus in I guess. Eeeeek…. The thought fills me with the urge to defecate. But maybe one day I’ll psyche myself up for it.

    Long story short…..It was a bad vibe. And one word kept invading my head…..Dystopia.

    Not there yet, but it’s coming. Fast, I think.

    • BackRowHeckler September 5, 2020 at 8:09 pm #

      Interesting observations, ccrider.

      Jim has made similar points on the slovenly way people dress and present themselves in public, and not just young people either.

  86. Sredni Vashtar September 5, 2020 at 2:49 pm #

    https://www.who.int/csr/don/01-september-2020-polio-sudan/en/

    Gates’ polio vaccine continues to spread polio. He should be up on charges, not planning the future of the World.

    What are his plans for us? What will his Covid vaccines do? Perhaps prime us for Covid 20? Sterilize us? Implant a tracking device?

    • JohnAZ September 5, 2020 at 3:35 pm #

      SV

      Is it possible that the animosity between the Dems and Russia is caused by the fact that the Dems are closer to the globalist element and want to destroy the nationalism of the Trump populist movement. Could it be that Putin has the same attitude about nationalism of Russia as Trump about the US.? Could it be that the Russians are closer allies to the Populists in the US and the real anti-American attitudes stem from the Left side domestically?

      Is European Russia going to be the last bastion of the Caucasian people?

      Is it possible?

      • snagglepuss September 5, 2020 at 4:40 pm #

        This is correct. Read the interview with Dmitry Orlov. About the Ukraine, but give a good summation of what is going on with Russia. Snagglepuss has a fridge magnet of Putin in a sailor outfit on my fridge. A souvenir brought back from St. Petersburg by a colleague. I love it. I would very much like to visit this beautiful city one day.

      • abcdef September 5, 2020 at 5:37 pm #

        Hi JohnAZ,
        “Is European Russia going to be the last bastion of the Caucasian people?”

        As opposed to Asiatic Russia? I wonder if Eurasia is at war with Oceania?.

        • JohnAZ September 5, 2020 at 9:53 pm #

          Asiatic Russia is Oriental based.

      • Majella September 5, 2020 at 5:45 pm #

        You WANT Trump to ‘rule’ the USA in the style of Putin? Surely not…

        • cc rider September 5, 2020 at 6:49 pm #

          You have no idea how Putin “rules”. You just know what the talking point idiot spouters of bullshit spout out in the US and western Europe. And you believe it. Because you’re, well…..

        • JohnAZ September 5, 2020 at 9:52 pm #

          Uh no.

          I do not want the uniparty ruling the US like Putin. Trump still believes in the rules of the Constitution, Biden’s crew wants to do something else.

          What? No one knows!

      • Sredni Vashtar September 5, 2020 at 6:23 pm #

        Putin’s vaccine may be “clean” – and thus a firewall against the Globalists. I would hope Trump’s would be as well but it may be too much to hope for.

    • SoftStarLight September 5, 2020 at 4:58 pm #

      I personally think he ultimately wants to implant chips in everyone that will eventually be used to not only track people but will be an important piece of their complete control matrix or in more traditional term their Babylonian system. Whatever the case it seems like Bill will be in important player in a Joe Biden regime should such a hellish nightmare become reality.

      https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/bill-gates-what-joe-biden-should-do-on-his-first-day-in-office-to-stop-the-coronavirus-if-he-is-elected/ar-BB17vTqy

      • Majella September 5, 2020 at 5:41 pm #

        What on Earth is “their Babylonian system”? This one is right out of the box.

        • Sredni Vashtar September 5, 2020 at 6:27 pm #

          In other words, you have no knowledge of the Bible whatsoever. Grew up in a secular home to pinko parents.

          • Majella September 6, 2020 at 4:53 pm #

            Nope, dipstick. A Catholic family, of the Irish persuasion.

        • SoftStarLight September 5, 2020 at 8:29 pm #

          Babylon, in addition to being an actual ancient empire is also referred to in the Book of Revelations in relation to a one world government and economic system that will exist in the latter days. This global tyranny will genocide all peoples who believe in Christ. The Anti-Christ will rule over this system in the end and all will worship the Anti-Christ. The world will be filled with wickedness unknown since the days of Noah. And everyone will take the mark of the Anti-Christ and those who don’t will be unable to buy or sell. A total and complete form of cancel culture to say the least.

          • JohnAZ September 5, 2020 at 9:54 pm #

            It is underway!!

          • JohnAZ September 5, 2020 at 9:57 pm #

            The anti-Christ may not be a person. Maybe it is a human condition that becomes so evil it will just about consume humanity.

            It is underway! Just look around!

          • SoftStarLight September 6, 2020 at 1:55 am #

            I think you’re right that it’s underway. And if anything its been developing over the past two thousand years. And I agree too that it is a system and also a spiritual state. There are many antichrists everywhere really. But if you believe scripture it does make clear that there will be a world ruler who essentially is the devil incarnate. He will actually be taken by most people to be a messiah and he will perform miracles and resurrect the dead seemingly like Christ. But he will be the exact opposite and his reign will bring desolation.

          • Majella September 6, 2020 at 4:55 pm #

            I don’t need a lesson in ancient history, or the Book of Revelations. BTW , if you think Revelations is a literal roadmap to the Second Coming, you’ll be heartbreakingly disappointed.

          • SoftStarLight September 6, 2020 at 6:30 pm #

            Ok so you do in fact believe in the second coming then. So tell me what you think is going to happen. How does your vision differ from the Biblical account?

      • JohnAZ September 5, 2020 at 10:01 pm #

        Bill Gates is just one of lots of people who will influence Biden. The President is the rudder of the ship of state. Biden will be broken, allowing the whims of thousands to rock the ship into oblivion.

  87. SoftStarLight September 5, 2020 at 5:10 pm #

    This could be really scary too

    “If brain-reading devices have the ability to read the content of thoughts, in the years to come governments will be interested in using this tech for interrogations and investigations,” neuroscience-focused researcher Marcello Ienca told Vox last year.

    http://www.impactlab.net/2020/09/05/elon-musk-is-one-step-closer-to-connecting-a-computer-to-your-brain/

    • Majella September 5, 2020 at 5:43 pm #

      SSL – It’s like you trawl the net LOOKING for half-baked or mis-interpreted ‘factoids” to scare yourself shitless.

      • cc rider September 5, 2020 at 6:54 pm #

        That story about Elon has been all over the mainstream news Vajella.

        It’s scary in your little head ain’t it. Not that there’s much in there.

      • SoftStarLight September 5, 2020 at 8:12 pm #

        Lol ok. It’s like research Majella. I thought you believed in people expanding the limits of their awareness. You are either silly if you don’t think such technology is being developed and could easily be used for bad purposes or you are intentionally attempting to discredit me and this info. Hmmmm didn’t you say you lived close to Silicon Valley?

      • benr September 6, 2020 at 8:26 am #

        Maj do you endlessly attempt the troll act?
        You should quit you are not very good at it.

    • Sredni Vashtar September 5, 2020 at 6:25 pm #

      He knows better yet he is doing it anyway. If he doesn’t, someone else will. I imagine he tells himself that but it is also true. A true excuse!

      • SoftStarLight September 5, 2020 at 7:39 pm #

        Yes, that does actually make sense that others would try to do this too. No doubt there are real life Dr. Evils around. To Elon’s credit, at least as is explained in this article, he wants to do this to help us have more capabilities to fight back in case AI gets way out of control. If he stays true to that he would actually be one of the good guys because all the supposed experts are saying that AI is going to take over most aspects of our lives.

    • Hugh Spencer September 6, 2020 at 4:12 am #

      You believe that … you believe anything. Implanted chips – due to those damnable laws of physics, their range is miniscule – you need scanner, or something like an airport scanner to interrogate them. if you know where the implant is – a patch of Al foil really screws things up. Re “reading thoughts” – ain’t gunna happen (believe me – I’m a neurobiologist), – at the best – a chip on the brain surface can only record pyramidal cell activity (and very limited at that) “subject will be going to move his left finger” ) The neural structure of the brain is incredibly complex, soft and gooey – not good for electrode placement.. We really have no idea how memory is stored – it’s a distributed phenomena. Relax.

      • elysianfield September 6, 2020 at 11:03 am #

        “incredibly complex, soft and gooey ”

        Hugh,
        Enough with the medical jargon…layman’s terms, please.

        • beantownbill. September 6, 2020 at 12:36 pm #

          It’s pretty clear what he is saying. A distributed function is one which happens in several different places in the brain to create that function. If I’m inaccurately describing it, Hugh can correct me.

        • Nightowl September 6, 2020 at 4:00 pm #

          LOL.

      • SoftStarLight September 6, 2020 at 1:53 pm #

        That’s a really neat research station you run btw. I think its amazing what ya’ll are doing to remove Singapore daisy from the rainforest. It kinda reminds me of the ongoing battle against kudzu here.

  88. Pucker September 5, 2020 at 5:43 pm #

    When was the first TV scene of interracial sex?

    In the episode, the crew of the Enterpriseencounter an ageless and sadistic race of humanoids with the power of telekinesis.

    The episode is notable for depicting a passionate inter-racial kiss between a white man (Kirk) and a black woman (Uhura), which was daring for 1960s US television.[1][2]

    It was one of several episodes not screened by the BBC because of their “unpleasant” content, including torture and sadism.[3]

    • beantownbill. September 5, 2020 at 7:24 pm #

      I remember when I saw that episode – the first showing – saying, “wow!”

    • malthuss September 6, 2020 at 12:39 pm #

      And Handsome Shatner is of what religion or group?
      As is ugly spock.

      who was doing the casting?

  89. John1945 September 5, 2020 at 5:49 pm #

    Gentlemen;

    Please keep your protesting and looting up to date.
    Starting Monday Jacob Blake of Kenosha is out.
    Daniel Prude of Rochester is in.

    Old Martyrs should be occasionally remembered too.
    You may order from Etsy BLM rosary beads to refresh your memory:
    MLK
    Soledad Brothers
    Huey Newton
    Angela Davis (still very much alive but a Living Saint)
    Rodney King
    Abner Louima
    Amadu Diallo
    Trayvon Martin
    Michael Brown (Gentle Giant of Ferguson)
    Breonna Taylor
    George Floyd

    What do we want – JUSTICE !!!
    When do we want it – RIGHT NOW !!!

    Now,as Ricky Ricardo said-

    “Oh Lucy,we’ve gotta lotta looting to do ! “

    • cc rider September 5, 2020 at 6:46 pm #

      Well I’m always happy to loot and riot in honor of the latest drugged out violent criminal who fights and resists the police.

      • John1945 September 5, 2020 at 7:56 pm #

        🙂

        I forgot 12 Apostles & two Major Saints
        Scottsboro Boys,Emmet Till and James Meredith
        I understand you are from Texas which is my favorite state.
        Instead of rioting can you please drive across the Handle of the Texas Panhandle in less than one hour ?
        148 miles on I-40,should be a cakewalk…
        I tried more than once,no go,this speed bump Amarillo always slows me down.

        Win one for the Gipper

        🙂

        • cc rider September 5, 2020 at 8:00 pm #

          Yeah, that damn Amarillo. Why did they put that there?

    • malthuss September 6, 2020 at 12:40 pm #

      Davis is a tenured Prof.

      Rolling stones had ‘Sweet [puke] black angel’ song for her.

  90. thwack September 5, 2020 at 6:10 pm #

    coming to a police department near you if Biden/Harris wins:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=124&v=XK2HTrSOo-E&feature=emb_logo

    • cc rider September 5, 2020 at 7:58 pm #

      LOL!

      That’s already happening in Seattle pretty much.

  91. cc rider September 5, 2020 at 7:47 pm #

    I read recently that there was going to be a lot of political campaign texting, and today I’ve received two. One was asking me if I could be counted on to support Biden. Bwahahahaha… I marked it as spam which automatically deleted it and blocked the number. Now I wish I had taken the opportunity to have some fun with the Dem operative first.

    Just now I received a text from “Saul with MDC” asking if the election were held today if I would vote for Trump. 1-Yes…2-No.

    I have no idea what “MDC” stands for, but I’m assuming that the D probably stands for Democrat. It just so happens that there was a hard core punk band in the 80s called MDC. Get this…..It stood for Millions of Dead Cops! Lol…. Is that apropos of these times or what?

    So I replied, “You’re in the old 80s punk band MDC?” Still awaiting a reply.

    I should have some fun with the name “Saul” too, but then I’d probably be accused of being an anti-semite.

    What do you think Janos? Should I have fun with “Saul” anyway?

    • Sredni Vashtar September 5, 2020 at 8:43 pm #

      I liked Saul in Breaking Bad, but I got bored with his own series, Never Call Saul.

      • cc rider September 5, 2020 at 8:58 pm #

        Yeah, I’ll tell him that both his punk band and his own series suck.

  92. Sredni Vashtar September 5, 2020 at 8:56 pm #

    I read that our corona testing regimen doesn’t meet the criteria indicated in Koch’s Four Postulates. That the disease isn’t isolated by the test and that it might be just “catching” the results of a cold (also a corona virus) or even dna naturally present in the human body.

    Even Koch admitted that there are exceptions to them as you will see if you read on.

    From the wiki:

    Koch’s postulates are the following:

    The microorganism must be found in abundance in all organisms suffering from the disease, but should not be found in healthy organisms.
    The microorganism must be isolated from a diseased organism and grown in pure culture.
    The cultured microorganism should cause disease when introduced into a healthy organism.
    The microorganism must be reisolated from the inoculated, diseased experimental host and identified as being identical to the original specific causative agent.
    However, Koch later abandoned the universalist requirement of the first postulate altogether when he discovered asymptomatic carriers of cholera[4] and, later, of typhoid fever. Asymptomatic or subclinical infection carriers are now known to be a common feature of many infectious diseases, especially viral diseases such as polio, herpes simplex, HIV/AIDS, and hepatitis C. As a specific example, all doctors and virologists agree that poliovirus causes paralysis in just a few infected subjects.

    The second postulate may also be suspended for certain microorganisms or entities that cannot (at the present time) be grown in pure culture.[5] Viruses also require host cells to grow and reproduce and therefore cannot be grown in pure cultures.

    The third postulate specifies “should” not “must” because, as Koch himself proved in regard to both tuberculosis and cholera,[6] not all organisms exposed to an infectious agent will acquire the infection. Noninfection may be due to such factors as general health and proper immune functioning; acquired immunity from previous exposure or vaccination; or genetic immunity, as with the resistance to malaria conferred by possessing at least one sickle cell allele.

    There are a few other exceptions to Koch’s postulates. A single pathogen can cause several disease conditions. Additionally, a single disease condition can be caused by several different microorganisms. Some pathogens cannot be cultured in the lab, and some pathogens only cause disease in humans.[7]

    In summary, an infectious agent can be considered to be a sufficient cause for a disease if it satisfies Koch’s postulates. Failing that, it suggests that the infectious agent is a necessary, but insufficient, cause for a disease.

    • Kim September 5, 2020 at 9:20 pm #

      @ Sredni

      But they care for your health, don’t you know? It’s for your own good.

      Don’t you care about other people?

      Now go back into your house and reduce human contact to a minimum while we destroy every small business in the country, flout the Constitution, and act as if non-American agencies and agencies with no status in the Constitution make laws in violation of both US national sovereignty and the entire concept of elected accountability.

      Don’t worry, we will soon finish up the process of concentrating all money and power in the hands of people who are entirely unanswerable to the American electorate.

      Then we might let you out. Or maybe not. Gee, this could go on for years.

  93. Kim September 5, 2020 at 9:11 pm #

    I am reading a book about the Khmer Rouge. The author asks “Which political regime is the most inhuman? The one that prescribes human welfare.”

    Examples abound.

    I did not know that the Khmer Rouge allowed the use of only one pronoun for all purposes.

    In contrast, today in the West we are encouraged/forced to create a proliferation of pronouns. But it is not the abundance or scarcity of pronouns that matters. It is the tyranny of endless, minute, prescription.

    Control, control, control.

    As usual, the Khmer Rouge leadership were all university educated, professors and middle class. They exterminated the rest of the Cambodian middle class, their competitors, I suppose.

    As I have said before, one man’s revolution is another’s social mobility, no?

  94. sleek111 September 5, 2020 at 10:12 pm #

    “They’ll just have another tantrum, scream in your face, and cancel you.”

    The goy are incredibly stupid. AMERICAN goy are MUCH more then that. Among the MANY “entitlements” which they seem to think are birthrights, there is NONE more taken for granted then the right to MAKE incredibly stupid mistakes with their lives, and for somebody(s) or something(s) to make it right, no matter the cost. If you identified this behavior as INFANTILISM, you are among the more perceptive.

    Still, it is the #1 disease which afflicts the entire strata of American society, and which clearly demonstrates that the scope of mental deficiency knows no color, race, religion, gender, age, ethnicity, etc.

    It is only a matter of time before the BOARD OF EDUCATION IS APPLIED TO THE SEAT OF KNOWLEDGE in a MOST FORCEFUL MANNER, and then, REAL enlightenment will come to us all.

    • Sredni Vashtar September 6, 2020 at 2:15 am #

      Surely this Board is the veritable Bed of Procrustes or Procrustean Bed. Procrustes made his guests fit on his short bed by cutting. But never the head (too quick) but rather the feet. The Hero, Theseus heard about this Monster and his Guest House of Horror and decided to pay him a visit. After an affable greeting and meal, Procrustes began to rave about how Theseus was a tall man but taller men than he had fit in his bed. Theseus, confident of his strength, just listened to the rave and when Procrustes laid hands on him, put him in his own bed.

      • elysianfield September 6, 2020 at 10:57 am #

        …Procrustes was an asshole.

    • SoftStarLight September 6, 2020 at 2:47 am #

      For some reason I read your post over again a few times and I came to the conclusion that it is very possible you are either Pinhead himself or another prominent cenobite.

  95. tom clark September 5, 2020 at 10:42 pm #

    Kim…you seem bitter…so sorry. I hope you find peace in your life.

    Render unto Trump the things that are Trumps and to whatever turns your crank, whatever turns your crank.

    I’m tired and am going to bed to get a good nite’s sleep in the covid era.

  96. Kim September 5, 2020 at 10:50 pm #

    Ted Kaczynski opined that leftists are leftists because

    1.They feel inferior to others

    2. They are over-socialized. They could be seen as, in a way, “over-educated” to the point that they identify as cogs in the system.

    In this book I am reading, the author interviews “Duch” who was the Minister for State Security in Democratic Kampuchea.

    Author: What is duty?

    Duch: It is an order one man gives to another.

    • tom clark September 5, 2020 at 11:09 pm #

      You’re a jerk. I’m the biggest, baddest human in the whole wide universe. Good night. TC

      • Kim September 6, 2020 at 2:11 am #

        “Comrade, you are forbidden to kill the bedbugs that bite you! The guards raise them! They belong to the Angkar!”

    • Sredni Vashtar September 6, 2020 at 2:20 am #

      Uncle Ted wrote letters to some of the people he had maimed and lambasted them about how stupid they were to open packages from people they didn’t know.

      That does’t mean he wrong about what he says of course. Normies get things like this confused. Only We Mutants can keep things in their proper categories and understand the relationship between separate categories.

      And that he was Philosophically correct doesn’t mean he was right to send bombs and nasty letters after that.

      But if he hadn’t unabombed, we would have never heard of him and his life affirming message.

      • Kim September 6, 2020 at 4:49 am #

        Of course he was wrong to have hurt people. And his philosophical observations do not justify any such thing.

        But he was an abstract thinker. Another super-autist of the scientific and technological age. In fact, he was himself what he criticized, an alienated theorist designing utopias for the very humans he apparently despised.

        Who blows up strangers to make a point?

        Politics is full of these kinds.

        Overall, it is obviously silly to expect that there could ever be any kind of good revolution against even an admittedly inhuman system. In that, he was no different from any other radical theorist. They all lack empathy and promote future mass horrors.

        Still, his descriptions of the system and its operations are accurate.

        • Majella September 6, 2020 at 5:31 am #

          You say ”are accurate” whereas surely, without some other evidence, the very best you could apply is that “his descriptions of the system’.What is this other evidence?

          • Sredni Vashtar September 6, 2020 at 3:29 pm #

            No, you see Kim is his own authority. He sees what’s good and what isn’t. What works and what doesn’t. I’m my own authority too – and I recognize his knowledge. That’s how it works. That’s how cultures are born and preserved. You on the other hand have no intrinsic judgment so you depend on the biggest authority (the person on TV or who makes the most money), and flummoxed when another rich or famous person disagrees with them. Then you lay low and try to figure out who has the most followers and/or is making the most noise (power!) before you “decide” who you “believe”.

            So it’s fame, money, and power. We are speaking a different language, one you don’t understand.

          • Kim September 7, 2020 at 6:02 am #

            @ Sredni

            She is like this because she has no idea of arguing from first principles.

      • elysianfield September 6, 2020 at 10:53 am #

        “But if he hadn’t unabombed, we would have never heard of him and his life affirming message.”

        Sredni,

        Excellent!

        And if Laquanda had not given us the clap, we would never have been introduced to the wonders of modern medicine….

      • malthuss September 6, 2020 at 12:42 pm #

        He was an MK Ultra victim.
        I know a therapist who worked with such people. MKU is real.

        wrt,
        That does’t mean he wrong about what he says of course.?????

    • Majella September 6, 2020 at 5:27 am #

      Simplistic tosh, from both the Author & you.

  97. DrGonzo September 6, 2020 at 12:30 am #

    When JHK says “anything organized at a giant scale is doomed to fail”, is he referring to Facebook, Apple, or Amazon?

    LOL. JHK is a bloviating fool.

    • Kim September 6, 2020 at 2:07 am #

      @ DrGonzo

      I can’t speak for JHK but – and it seems you have not been paying attention – I am certain that those gigantic operations will fail.

      They depend on cheap fossil fuels, the smooth logistics of JIT, and the maintenance of demand in a broke economy.

      So while they will be the last companies standing – because they are killing off all of their competition – even as public-private state monopolies of course they will fail.

      The realities of the Long Emergency apply to the modern dinosaurs same as to every other human creation.

      • beantownbill. September 6, 2020 at 12:59 pm #

        IMO, Facebook will be relevant (not to me and others with my philosophic bent) as long as liberals have enough power to be in the news. Apple has been an innovator in the consumer software/hardware area, and only a complete economic or internet collapse (which probably will happen) will bring about its demise. The weakest giant is Amazon, which depends on so many outside factors to work correctly that it is bound to be impacted the most by what is going to happen to our society.

    • SoftStarLight September 6, 2020 at 3:08 am #

      So you think Facebook, Apple, or Amazon will last forever? So then you are being a silly little arrogant fool now aren’t you. Nothing in this world lasts forever. What gems of wisdom to the contrary do you have to share on the subject beyond this sad envious small post?

      • beantownbill. September 6, 2020 at 1:13 pm #

        Even all life on Earth will be gone in 300-400 million years when the sun’s rising temperature will boil off the atmosphere and oceans; even as the Earth itself gets consumed by the sun in a few billion years as the sun expands into a white dwarf; even as the sun fades into a cold, dead ball in around 50 billion years, assuming it’s still in existence after our own galaxy collides with the Andromeda galaxy in 4 or 5 billion years, as that galaxy is heading straight towards us as we speak.

        In other words, you are correct. This is just the weird way my mind works. Happy thoughts!

        • SoftStarLight September 6, 2020 at 1:40 pm #

          Lol ok but that is interesting. But you know energy never dissipates. It just changes forms. So does that mean that there is something that does last forever?

          • beantownbill. September 6, 2020 at 2:09 pm #

            After a fashion, yes. But we live in a spacetime universe, and apparently it is expanding continuously. The speed of light is still the maximum speed in the universe, so when the universe expands enough, all energy still left will be so far away we will never be able to find it even with the most powerful telescopes. So, in effect, we would have no knowledge of the energy still left. But we are talking trillions of years in the future, which will be in years like our current national debt Is now in dollars. This effect is called the heat death of the universe. Does this concept mean we are now experiencing the heat death of our economy?

            This is just a depressing concept to me. It doesn’t mean it’s correct because over trillions of years, things happen and we really know so very little about how the universe works, so I have hope it will never occur.

          • SoftStarLight September 6, 2020 at 2:17 pm #

            You mean the heat death of the economy? I hope it doesn’t happen either. Hopefully like Mr. K says it will shift into a new form rather than disappear altogether. I think that is most likely unless an asteroid strikes Earth or something.

  98. Shenandoah September 6, 2020 at 6:40 am #

    The reality is that Trump cannot survive the expose of his total hatred and mocking contempt for serving, killed, and wounded American soldiers. He has absolutely mucked it up.

    He should never, ever have been president, and he is now amply demonstrating why that is so. Even Fox News has cruelled him. Toast.

    • BackRowHeckler September 6, 2020 at 6:45 am #

      Probably not, the slander and lies are overwhelming.

      So it means the media propping up Bedpan Joe Biden for as long as he lasts.

      Brh

    • benr September 6, 2020 at 8:22 am #

      Odd considering what I have seen him “DO” for the military.
      He has revamped the VA and given the military a huge raise compared to what anyone else before him has done. See there is saying and doing so far Trump has been doing and the doing far outweighs the saying.

      I suspect this to be another series of fabrications by the media you know along with Russiagate, pissgate, and the hundreds of other attempts.
      Most of all to pull attention from Joe Bidens faltering intellect and Nancy Pelosis bad hair day antics and lies about not know the rules.

    • JohnAZ September 6, 2020 at 10:45 am #

      One time, I would like to see the press have a source that was verifiable. My observations tell me that most of the lies that Trump has been accused of during his administration have been trumped up in the morning op-Ed meetings with raises and promotions being given to the most obscene lie that is immediately put on page one.

      Anonymous sources are non sources. If that were true, nothing would have been aimed at Trump.

      But the Liberal mind does not require truth or proof, just an absurd stab at the opposition target. The absurdity of the Deep State Trump split was in full view with this latest accusation.

    • SoftStarLight September 6, 2020 at 1:37 pm #

      YAWN

  99. BackRowHeckler September 6, 2020 at 6:41 am #

    Phew, last night in Rochester NY, restaurants full of diners, invaded (literally) by BLM mobs, smashing them up good. Tables overturned, windows broken out, chairs thrown, employees and customers screamed at and threatened, driven into the streets … a night out ruined and businesses destroyed to say the least.

    Rochester is another city where the police chief and mayor are black. It doesn’t seem to make a difference. But we are getting a candid look at what the future of a non white America is shaping up to be.

    Storefronts smashed and buildings set on fire last night in Manhattan, just another night in Gotham.

    Brh

    • benr September 6, 2020 at 8:17 am #

      Look no further than Rhodesia, Zimbabwe. or South Africa!
      There was a term rich like an Argentinian knowing that simple term shows the way to what is being artificially done to these United States. Some debate as to exactly what has caused so much decline but I can tell you poor decisions on the political class as well as Bankster meddling sucked the wealth out of that country.
      This has happened to many countries and now the meddling and bad faith policies are coming home to roost in ‘Murica.

    • JohnAZ September 6, 2020 at 11:40 am #

      You wonder if the Liberal globalist Democratic power pyramid does not include all these Black liberal officials and that is why they invade these specific cities. It is a fact that Soros supports Black DAs all over the country that are now obliterating cases against Blacks committing crimes.

      • beantownbill. September 6, 2020 at 1:26 pm #

        I’m still amazed that the average American hasn’t seemed to notice that the ongoing rioting and destruction has nothing to do with unfair racial practices, which are just excuses for bringing down our country. I mean, come on now, rioting for100 days after one man was shot by the police? The man-in-the-street American should be ashamed of him/herself for their mental ineptitude.

        • SoftStarLight September 6, 2020 at 1:35 pm #

          Actually I think a lot of people basically get it now and if not they soon will. The rioting and looting is going to continue to spiral out of control until either it is stopped with a wall of force or the country disintegrates. That’s the whole point. Of course the ultra rich who pay for the riots are betting the country disintegrates. That’s why they are undermining any sort of law enforcement.

          • beantownbill. September 6, 2020 at 1:54 pm #

            That’s the question, isn’t it? Will there be a resistance, and if so, will the conflict still bring down the country? Maybe it’s too late already.

          • SoftStarLight September 6, 2020 at 2:11 pm #

            I personally believe Democrats have already very openly declared civil war since many Dem officials have already directly threatened Potus and his supporters with violence. They have also declared they will not accept a second Trump term even if he wins a clear victory. So they are already in open rebellion to our system. I think it is going to get very ugly very soon.

  100. benr September 6, 2020 at 8:11 am #

    Well if for no other reason then this I am now voting for Trump.

    https://www.oann.com/president-trump-directs-federal-agencies-to-ban-critical-race-theory-trainings/

    Had enough of al the race baiting bullshit pushed by everyone.

    • JohnAZ September 6, 2020 at 9:58 am #

      Trump, at his worst, is much better than a candidate that is sworn to destroy America’s persona and kow tow To the globalist elite. Hold your nose if you have to, the alternative is mind boggling.

      Of course, if you do hate America as it is, vote against him. Remember though, it may be the last time you have a choice.

    • beantownbill. September 6, 2020 at 1:35 pm #

      I hear what you’re saying. Having Biden as President is so distasteful to me, that I am beginning to think about voting for Trump. My 52 year non-voting streak has already proven my point, so could it be time to end the streak? Please note I said “beginning to think”, as I haven’t said I will. Even thinking about it is a new development. Even considering a dem-controlled country upsets my stomach and gives me the heebie-jeebies.

      I had high hopes I could make it

      • beantownbill. September 6, 2020 at 1:37 pm #

        ….to around 100, but with what will happen soon makes me wonder if it’s worth it.

  101. Pucker September 6, 2020 at 10:08 am #

    Today on “The Young Turks”, who are not so young anymore…..

    Cenk Uygur looks like Muhammad Atta with a Body Mass Index problem.

    Cenk: “On today’s news, we can’t believe anything that the cops say because they’re all liars.”

    Anna: “That’s right. I felt terrified once during a traffic stop that the cops were going to gang rape me. Fortunately, the cops let me go, but only because I am a journalist. If I had not been a reporter, they would surely have gang raped me.”

    Cenk: “Oh my God, Anna, that’s terrible. And the cops are notorious liars. They were obviously lying to you. Since all cops are always liars, the Search Warrant of Breonna Taylor’s apartment was based on lies and therefore invalid. Since the Search Warrant was invalid, therefore, the cops were committing Breaking and Entering when they entered Breonna’s apartment. Since the cops shot Breonna during a B&E, therefore it’s murder.”

    Fart!!!!!!!!!!

    • Pucker September 6, 2020 at 10:51 am #

      Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks who looks like Muhammad Atta with a bad weight problem:

      “We need to hold people accountable who are liars. All cops are liars. I am not a liar. I am telling you the Truth. I am not telling you what you want to hear in order to bump my ratings. Trump is a Putin stooge. Russia interfered in our election. Breonna was murdered. I do not regret coming in 4th place in my Congressional seat race. Joe Biden is a Progressive. I used to work heavy construction with my dad so I am a big working class Joe Lunch Box member of the Working Class. All cops are liars.”

      • Kim September 6, 2020 at 11:16 am #

        Trump dug up the remains of The Unknown Soldier, told him he was fired and threw the bones into a garbage bin. He then extinguished the Eternal Flame by farting on it. Putin told him to do it.

        • cc rider September 6, 2020 at 1:09 pm #

          LOL!!

          I’m glad I wasn’t sipping any liquid when I read this Kim because it would be all over the computer screen right now.

          • Nightowl September 6, 2020 at 3:52 pm #

            The best part is, with a few mild tweaks it could be a WaPo or CNN headline.

      • malthuss September 6, 2020 at 12:44 pm #

        Turk, si. Young, in his dreams.

    • Pucker September 6, 2020 at 10:55 am #

      TYT is feeding the pathologies of a deranged American underclass in order to bump their ratings.

      The Lights are flashing Red.

      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=77zF_b3blpU

      • Pucker September 6, 2020 at 11:25 am #

        Well, look on the bright side: At least, Elon Musk has succeeded in installing computer chips in the brains of pigs.

        • beantownbill. September 6, 2020 at 1:41 pm #

          That explains why my neighbor started oinking repeatedly while eating his breakfast of ham and eggs.

      • SoftStarLight September 6, 2020 at 1:26 pm #

        This is very interesting and really a must see. It’s an issue that isn’t really being addressed at all at the national level. Why is that?

  102. JohnAZ September 6, 2020 at 11:25 am #

    An announcement on Fox this AM.

    Pentagon released a statement saying that the Chinese navy is larger than ours.

    So it begins!

  103. JohnAZ September 6, 2020 at 11:54 am #

    Covid alert.

    Just read an article about a new theory of what Covid does to the human body, from head to toe, and what mechanisms. It is a killing machine attacking the body in many directions and using the body’s immune system to kill itself. The hypotheses stem from a supercomputer analysis of the actions of the virus and its bio makeup.

    The key word is bradykinin.

    Elemental.Medium.com

    A supercomputer analyzed Covid 19 -and an interesting new theory has Emerged. A closer look at the bradykinin hypothesis

    Reported by Thomas Smith 5 days ago.

    New treatments are being investigated with common drugs. The most gratifying to this blog is Vitamin D.

  104. SoftStarLight September 6, 2020 at 12:23 pm #

    Why were covid-19 tests being produced and exported around the world in 2018?

    https://nationalfile.com/world-bank-records-covid-19-test-kits-exported-in-2018/

  105. SoftStarLight September 6, 2020 at 12:40 pm #

    As critical race theory goes so goes the 1619 project? 🙂

    https://deadline.com/2020/09/president-donald-trump-tweetstorm-the-sunday-edition-94-1234571683/

    • Sredni Vashtar September 6, 2020 at 2:56 pm #

      Tweeting? Rather the screaming cry of a great War Bird.