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The few times this Covid-19 year of seclusion that friends have come over for dinner, they’re horrified to hear me say that I will do whatever I can to prevent the Democrats from winning the election. I was never a big thumper for Donald Trump, and didn’t vote for him in 2016 (or Hillary), but I will this time.

I’m in favor of his policy stands for defending the US border and stopping the flow of illegal migrants, on ending our foolish misadventures in foreign lands, on reducing the government’s stranglehold on private enterprise, and on opposing the matrix of rackets that make up the “DC swamp.” I admire Mr. Trump’s resilience in the face of a relentless assault by “the Intel Community,” the DC cabal of Lawfare seditionists, and the despicable confabulations of The New York Times and other media voices-of-authority captive to the Left.

I still view Mr. Trump as the designated bag-holder for the catastrophe of our economic quandary, but his political opponents would surely make things worse with their crypto-Marxist fantasies of a totalist American nanny-state. Few in any quarter of US leadership understand the long emergency we’ve entered, and most who do are too timid to spell out what it will actually require of us in the way of rigor and fortitude.

But here is my bill of particulars against the Democratic Party and what it has come to represent in recent years (and I write as someone who has remained a registered Democrat since 1972):

When their basic philosophy is not incoherent, it presents as explicit hypocrisy and bad faith. For instance, their Orwellian insistence on shutting down free speech in the name of “diversity and inclusion.” This malignant jive has just about destroyed higher education across the land. But it has also managed to infect business, government, and the arts, and turned the general population into cowering hostages willing to lie about their convictions to avoid “cancellation.”

The key to understanding the Democratic “progressive” ethos is this: the drive for coercion, the wish to push everybody around, to tell them how to think and what to do. There is an evil purity about the pleasure they appear to take in it, like children who enjoy tearing the wings off flies. They like to see their enemies squirm and plead in torment before “cancellation” makes them disappear from the scene. They like to extract confessions and apologies, not for the sake of redemption, but as grounds for further persecution. In short, they’re sadists.

They seek to erase every boundary of behavior that makes civilized life possible and overtly campaign to overthrow science and reason in the name of a new-and-improved form of racism. Math, history, and literature are too hard because they are products of “white supremacy.” Better get rid of all that — and while you’re at it, cancel white people on the basis of their sheer whiteness. Relations between men and women are not difficult enough; better gin up a campaign of grievance and resentment against men, disable them wherever possible, and militate against masculinity per se — turning America into a nation of pliable eunuchs.

Under their banner, anything goes and nothing matters. Violent anarchy is “mostly peaceful.” Looting is a form of “joyful liberation.” Anybody’s property is just their free stuff. (What’s mine is mine and what’s yours is mine.) Crime is the new entitlement. Self-defense is insulting to mobs. Thugs with long rap-sheets are exemplars of virtue and must be honored in violent rituals of civic destruction.

Those are general principles.

At the official level since 2016, they’ve played out in a set of pernicious campaigns against the public interest and common decency by the self-proclaimed “Resistance.” RussiaGate was, in the strict sense of the word, a conspiracy to overthrow a president carried out by a coordinated effort of high-ranking government employees across many agencies, who knew exactly what they were doing. It was an exercise in perfidy, bad faith, and lawlessness run by the very Department of Justice entrusted with enforcing federal law, including attorney Andrew Weissmann’s clean-up crew fronted by the dishonorable figurehead Robert Mueller. It remains unresolved due to the tensions in that department and the obdurate resistance of the federal courts — for example in the three-year persecution of General Flynn. The eventual day that the hammer comes down on the perps of RussiaGate, if ever it does come, will be a moment of historic moral and ethical clarification in this sore-beset country.

The 2019 impeachment fiasco was a parallel ruse run by Representative Adam Schiff, former Department of Justice lawyer Mary McCord, and Lawfare warrior Daniel S. Goldman, with help from Resistance intriguers in the National Security Council, Eric Ciaramella and Alexander Vindman, and Hillary Clinton’s holdover confederates in the State Department. Mr. Ciaramella’s pretense to be acting as a “whistleblower” was a nakedly false act, illegally abetted by Intel Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson, himself a former DOJ RussiaGate player. It is amazing that neither of these two has been indicted for sedition.

Add to these matters the associated misdeeds in the FISA courts, the ridiculous, scurrilous charges against Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh by the mendacious Christine Blasey Ford, the ongoing schemes of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer to rig the vote with unverifiable mail-in ballots, and the wholesale acts against the public interest by Democratic mayors and governors such as Ted Wheeler, Kate Brown, Bill de Blasio, Andrew Cuomo, Lori Lightfoot, J.B. Pritzker, Ralph Northam, Jacob Frey, Tim Walz, Muriel Bowser, Eric Garcetti, Gavin Newsom, Tony Evers and a wider rogues’ gallery of other Democratic Party subalterns such as Minnesota AG Keith Ellison and NYC education Chancellor Richard Carranza and you have a nearly complete picture of this odious faction.

Finally, add the cherry-on-top: Democratic candidate for president, Joe Biden. Does anybody still believe he is a plausible chief executive — even in his own degenerate party? I doubt it. Why they engineered his nomination may remain one of the great mysteries of human existence. Except perhaps to speculate that their sadism has turned inward and become a suicidal death-wish. They are finally so miserably contemptible that they just want to end it all.

Personally, I don’t want to see any of these people anywhere near the levers of power in this country. Quite a few of them deserve to be in jail, and I believe before Mr. Trump’s second term is up, they will be — if they don’t try to wreck the United States altogether with new treasons in the November election. I’m against them heart and soul, and I no longer care what my old friends think about it.


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  1. edpell August 31, 2020 at 10:11 am #

    Bravo James. I agree completely. The dems have become a party of theft and destruction.

    • shotho August 31, 2020 at 10:14 am #

      As crude as he is, I also agree that a vote for Trump is the only reasonable choice. I would like to believe that he will lead us back to some sense of unity and reason in civil affairs. But, if he can only thwart the thrust toward totalitarianism, that would be a good job.

      • King of Comedy August 31, 2020 at 10:27 am #

        PJ O’Rourke famously said of the 2016 election:

        “I am endorsing Hillary, and all her lies and all her empty promises. It’s the second-worst thing that can happen to this country, but she’s way behind in second place.

        The Democrats have become so odious that the same sentiment applies to Trump this time around. I would have thought it would be impossible to say the following words a mere three and a half years ago but my vote goes to Trump.

        • shabbaranks August 31, 2020 at 10:54 am #

          Ditto. With:
          1) mayhem occurring now in Democrat-run cities;
          2) incessant grievance politics foisted on the public;
          3) numerous bad faith actions against law and order by Democrat pols like the insufferable mayoral trio of de Blasio (NYC), Wheeler (Portland) and Lightfoot (Chicago),

          I conclude that President Trump will serve as a strong force and counterweight against the insanity. Ergo, Trump gets my vote in 2020 too.

          Human freedom is far too important to let it be consumed by mob violence, Democrat perfidy and utopian schemes.

        • sophia August 31, 2020 at 12:19 pm #

          I just continue to wonder that some of you are able to come to this obvious conclusion while others I know seem utterly entrenched in the propaganda. Why?

          • zenfugue August 31, 2020 at 2:58 pm #

            Propaganda is a ‘drug’… and some are more susceptible to addiction than others.

          • Nightowl August 31, 2020 at 3:25 pm #

            IQ.

          • abbybwood August 31, 2020 at 5:11 pm #

            They have dug in their heels and their egos will not allow them to say one negative word against any Democrat.

            Even if the ex and his wife were dining out in Marina del Rey enjoying a hundred dollar bottle of wine while watching a fabulous sunset, and a mob of BLM’s got right in their faces saying, “Raise your fist!!! Raise your fist OR ELSE!”, they would proudly raise their fists and fall to their knees and kiss the feet of their tormentors.

            This is the divide we face right now.

            I would stand in defiance and decline to raise my fist and I would politely say, “Excuse me. You are blocking my view of the sunset and you are giving me a very bad case of indigestion and it is NOT appreciated.”

          • elysianfield August 31, 2020 at 6:27 pm #

            “they would proudly raise their fists”

            Abby,
            In a similar situation, I too, would raise my fist…one finger at a time….

            I’m old, and bereft of judgment.

          • Majella September 1, 2020 at 3:21 am #

            Both sides are skilled in disseminating propaganda. In your (and many others’) case, you’ve simply bought Trump’s line of bullshit.

          • libertysghost September 2, 2020 at 3:14 pm #

            And there you have it…Majella provides the example of those who would rather pretend that a myriad of delineated factual points never existed and that “everyone else who disagrees” are just “dupes”. What specifically is the “propaganda” regarding all the factual statements of perfidy JHK and others detail exactly? What of them is not real? Will you bother to illustrate?

          • Pat Ormsby September 4, 2020 at 7:14 am #

            Propaganda works by telling people what they want to hear and giving them a weapon to use in shutting out or denouncing unwelcome, painful realities. Most of the folks I know with severe TDS had been successful in salaried work, have lovely homes, travel a lot and were calling me a pessimist for preparing for a long descent. Now they feel justified in their accusations that I and other “right wing” (Green Party) nuts like me thwarted their dreams, but to them that is only a temporary setback. They have full faith in Progress. Rather than facing the fact that liberalism is leading them in an absolutely ghastly Mao-esque direction, they turn their anger towards anyone who disagrees with their vision (a happy, egalitarian, cosmopolitan, globalist, technologically advanced society that will solve all of humanity’s problems).

        • holdfastspike September 1, 2020 at 4:28 pm #

          Ultimately the money and the turning of the Democratic party in to the Communist party comes From China. It was always China. It was china in the schools. It was china infiltrating into our government. It was china stealing our manufacturing and intellectual property. It was china bribing and feeding great wealth to liberal elite and elite conservatives alike. It was china who created a bio weapon to attack the world. It was always China. Trump 2020.

      • Rupert August 31, 2020 at 11:16 am #

        The orange fella is crude and inept, but he’s a damn slight better than the madness that has befallen the Dems.

        I wish he were able to do more, or wanted to do more, regarding trade issues and curtailing/ending migration. Our resource base is already overstretched without inviting in more tribes to join in the absurd free for all we’re slated for when shortages become permanent, but even if he did, he’d be stymied by the permanent bureaucracy and the imperial ideology that demands America be the flophouse for the world.

        • Q. Shtik August 31, 2020 at 5:23 pm #

          …that demands America be the flophouse for the world. – Rupert

          =========

          Good job Roop. I like ^this^ line and especially the italicized word. I was growing tired of descriptors like ‘third-world shithole.’

          • Kim August 31, 2020 at 9:42 pm #

            Yes, a good line.

          • Pat Ormsby September 4, 2020 at 7:19 am #

            Still rolling on the floor. Good one! It’s a keeper.

        • matthew1 September 2, 2020 at 3:56 am #

          Funny, and a hint of truth there.

      • Doc Holliday August 31, 2020 at 1:03 pm #

        edpell and shotho, 100% in agreement.
        Mr. Kunstler, 1000% in agreement.

      • matthew1 September 2, 2020 at 3:54 am #

        I couldn’t go that far. I’d vote for Ralph Nader or Ross Perot.

    • Brabantian August 31, 2020 at 10:29 am #

      Yes, bravo Mr Kunstler, for your courage in these times

      There are many more like you than are willing to say … cf the recent survey cited on ZeroHedge, that more than 11% of intended Trump voters don’t even want to tell a pollster about what they will do

      The danger inteed is such a rigged election and rigged vote-count, and then subsequent litigation rigged by the suborned judiciary, and then perhaps a rigged decision vote in the US Congress House in January

      And all this amidst USA middle-class youth finding the half-Latino Kyle Rittenhouse, accused Kenosha shooter of 3 antifa rioters who visibly threatened and attacked him, to be the biggest real-life hero they have seen in their lifetimes

      God help the USA

      • Q. Shtik August 31, 2020 at 5:39 pm #

        the half-Latino Kyle Rittenhouse, – Brabantian

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

        With a last name of Rittenhouse it seems unlikely that Kyle’s father is a Latino so I assume his mother is a Latina. If so, what is her maiden name?

        • Rulo Deschamps August 31, 2020 at 7:51 pm #

          Lots of German, Italian, Polish, Welsh, Russian immigration in the Southernmost countries of South America: Argentina, Uruguay, Southern Brazil, Chile to a much lesser degree. So Rittenhouse wouldn’t be such an unusual name. I’m originally from Argentina and “Latino” I suppose, with a Belgian last name and 4 European grandparents. “Latino” is not a race but a culture, a language. There’s many like me, European-Latin Americans.

          • saltydog August 31, 2020 at 10:21 pm #

            George Zimmerman’s mother is a Peruvian indian. That makes him a “person of color”. But he has such a delightfully white name, that the media were happy to l
            eave it at that.

          • Steeleje September 1, 2020 at 6:51 am #

            Wait Rulo, aren’t you one of the migrant-types we are supposed to be keeping out? I mean according to Trump and now apparently JHK????

    • stelmosfire August 31, 2020 at 11:30 am #

      Wow, just wow. takin’ names and kickin’ ass.!

    • Uncle Bob August 31, 2020 at 11:32 am #

      Wonderful piece, Mr. K. Other than Tom DiNapoli, I’m done voting for Democrats, no matter what my in-laws or my union leaders say. We simply can’t afford to allow the Wokesters to immolate the country while lying bastards like Schitt, Jerry Nadless, Pelosi, and Schumer are going around undermining our government.

      To answer Mr. K’s question, I believe the Donkeys nominated Senile Joe as a Trojan horse to get the radical leftist Kamala Harris into the White House. Shes ruthless, using law enforcement to crush people because she enjoys it. She has said she’d unilaterally disarm the American people, and that “We’re coming for Trump supporters” as if they’re criminals for having opinions that differ from hers. If you plan to purge America of all non-Woke people, she’s probably the one you want in the White House. Just my 2 cents.

      • sophia August 31, 2020 at 12:22 pm #

        She scares me a lot yet I feel a small wicked chuckle when I imagine what she really thinks and would really do to the rioters if she had the chance.

      • draupnir August 31, 2020 at 4:36 pm #

        “And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?… The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If…if…We didn’t love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation…. We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.”
        Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn

        • Farmer McGregor August 31, 2020 at 9:52 pm #

          Kinda late hour to reply, but that is my MOST FAVORITE QUOTE from The Gulag Archipelago — I’ve shown it to many people recently. Interesting that it is merely a footnote to the paragraph.

          Well done, draupnir.

      • draupnir August 31, 2020 at 5:06 pm #

        I was living in the Philippines in 1977 during the days of Marcos and his lovely wife, Imelda of the 1000 pairs of shoes. They had TV cameras on them for a minimum four hours a day, following them around while they sang charming duets and played with their grandchildren. One of the first things Marcos did when he came to power was disarm the people. One of the old guys who worked for my husband said that he disassembled his, cleaned and oiled it well, locked it in a metal box, and buried it. Something that those who have foolishly registered guns, rather than having purchased one through the black market, might want to consider.

        • SpeedyBB September 1, 2020 at 1:15 pm #

          Funny coincidence: I was in the Phils in 1977 as well, shooting FLOR FINA PILIPINA, a romantic documentary on the local cigar scene. Worked with Demetrio P. Tabije, one of the many thousands of Filipinos who claimed “…to have saved Marcos’ life…” during the Pacific War. Imelda, Bong Bong and the rest of the crooked clan are still in action, unbelievably enough.

          I also recall that it was illegal to portray firearms, so movie ads and posters had large white perfectly gun-shaped blanks drawn on them.

          The NPA Communist guerrillas were up in the hills and a few reportedly still hide out there. Must be over 90 by now, most of the leaders anyway.

          Philippines seems stuck in a time-warp, quite unlike dynamic societies like Vietnam or Thailand. Tragic. The Filipinos themselves are prone to say that anybody with ambition, drive and intelligence emigrates to Canada, the USA or Oz. Huge contingent of Filipina nurses working across Norteamerica.

      • Siebert August 31, 2020 at 7:42 pm #

        Flat-face KAHmala. Ouch. My heart sank in that strange way when I know everything is lost.

      • Q. Shtik August 31, 2020 at 9:41 pm #

        …to get the radical leftist Kamala Harris into the White House. – Uncle Bob

        ==========

        Speaking of Kamala Harris, I want to tell readers here what has had me infuriated with the NYT for the past 48 plus hours. The Sunday Times (a portion of which actually arrives on Saturday morning if you get it via home delivery) had a new section in it titled Speak Up. In small font above this title was an Editors’ Note: This Section Should Not Be Read By Grown-Ups I only just a moment ago noticed this Editors’ Note and it actually says a lot. Namely, that everything contained therein was meant to indoctrinate our poorly informed youth about many issues they are simply too young to know much about like, for example, the US and Japan were enemies, fought a great war known as WW2, and the US won. There are teenagers unaware of this and when they hear about it they are horrified and you could knock them over with a feather, as the saying goes. And so………

        If you had the Speak Up section in front of you I would draw your attention to the lower right corner of page 3 where there is a small rectangle titled Tiny Story followed by Announcement: and then by a large number one. And beneath the large number one there are two sentences which read as follows: The number of women of color who have been on a major party’s presidential ticket, now that Joe Biden has picked Kamala Harris as his running mate. Biden chose Harris, who is Black and of Indian descent, on Aug. 11.

        Do any of you readers here notice the slant, the spin, the weasel-wording of that second sentence? Wouldn’t it have been more accurate to say ‘Biden chose Harris, who is of Black and of Indian descent, on Aug. 11.’?

        Wouldn’t it have been even more accurate to say ‘Biden chose Harris, who is of ‘Jamaican’ Black and of ‘Asian’ Indian descent, on Aug. 11.’? orrr, reverse the order to Asian Indian and Jamaican Black descent.

        Wouldn’t it have been appropriate to point out that Kamala’s blackness was not at all of the type of a typical resident of, say, Harlem, Baltimore, or North Philly whose slave ancestry extends back 10 generations while American slavery has no connection with her elite academic Black father’s background?

        Wouldn’t it have been nice to say that Kamala’s mom raised her to be a strong Indian woman rather than a strong Black woman since, after all, her mother and father separated after a brief five years and divorced two years after that?

        Shouldn’t the Tiny Story have mentioned that Kamala married (at the ripe age of 49) a white Jew and that in an earlier era she would have been known as Mrs Emhoff, and further that she has no biological children of her own?

        Are the young folks at whom this propaganda is directed aware that NYT linguists recently decided that the word black should begin with a capital B when the subject is race (which they elsewhere deny even exists except as a method of denigrating Blacks) but that there is to be no tit for tat capitalization of whites? No, of course not. Do young people know anything about the disputed terms colored people vs people of color?

        Need I point out that the purpose of all this spin is to attract the vote of American Black people with whom Kamala has the barest of affinity?

        The NYT pulled out all the stops the day following the 2016 election on their anti-Trump strategy for the ensuing four years that has come to be known as “the Resistance” so that even in their Food Section they manage to deliver a liberal slant.

        The Times has come a long way since they published “all the news that’s fit to print.”

      • Majella September 1, 2020 at 3:25 am #

        Shes ruthless, using law enforcement to crush people

        Is t that what Trumpistas want? Trump won’t do it, the pussy.

        • Sredni Vashtar September 1, 2020 at 12:43 pm #

          She wants to crush law abiding White people – not poc criminals and antifa.

          • Majella September 2, 2020 at 10:21 pm #

            Proof?

      • libertysghost September 2, 2020 at 3:21 pm #

        Uncle Bob (I already feel happier just writing your name 😉 ) I just want you to consider revising one of your nicknames (love them though as I do).

        With all her penchant for deflection in calling anyone else against her evil ways a “fascist”, I’ve found referring to the “speaker” as Nazi Pelosi quite appropriate.

    • Bill7 August 31, 2020 at 11:50 am #

      Thirded. It’s clear to me that the Democrats are working hard to 1) lose
      in November 2) blame the Little People for their loss, and 3) start a new Civil War in the process.

    • hortonz August 31, 2020 at 12:46 pm #

      Another brilliant addition to your great blog. I too completely agree and I would add our Liberal government and that fake virtue-signaling drama queen Justin Trudeau to the fold. I can’t think of a time when the left has gone to greater lengths to impose its’ Orwellian vision of utopia on the general public. Just the other day a BLM mob toppled a statue of Canada’s first leader John A MacDonald in Montreal’s Canada square. The Liberals and NDP were mostly silent which befits their cowardice in the face of left wing bullies. Can’t wait to see what happens in September when sleepy Joe has to leave his basement and debate the POTUS.

      • Kim August 31, 2020 at 9:59 pm #

        Will there be debates? Even one? Of course Trump is not a great orator, and Biden would have the moderators on his side and the questions in advance, but there is so much damned material against Biden: his votes for endless wars, his Ukrainian corruption, his corrupt sons, his China connections, his weakness on the recent civil disorder, and – if Trump dared go there – his dementia.

        So that’s a lot of material for zingers. And Trump as a speaker damn well knows how to deliver a zinger. It would be a slaughter. It would be “Joe Biden, you’re fired!”

    • abbybwood August 31, 2020 at 1:14 pm #

      JHK’s words this morning made me weep tears of joy.

      The truth just does that to me.

    • Anon1970 August 31, 2020 at 2:04 pm #

      Another thumbs UP from me as well. As an economist might say, Trump is the cleanest dirty shirt in the laundry.

    • holdfastspike September 1, 2020 at 4:27 pm #

      Ultimately the money and the turning of the Democratic party in to the Communist party comes From China. It was always China. It was china in the schools. It was china infiltrating into our government. It was china stealing our manufacturing and intellectual property. It was china bribing and feeding great wealth to liberal elite and elite conservatives alike. It was china who created a bio weapon to attack the world. It was always China. Trump 2020.

    • gonetohell September 8, 2020 at 6:23 pm #

      You’re actually celebrating the de-evolution of poor old Jimmy Kunstler!

    • gonetohell September 8, 2020 at 6:27 pm #

      You’re celebrating the de-evolution of poor Kunstler.

  2. John1945 August 31, 2020 at 10:15 am #

    “I have spent most of my life as a Democrat. I recently have seen fit to follow another course. I believe that the issues confronting us cross party lines. Now, one side in this campaign has been telling us that the issues of this election are the maintenance of peace and prosperity. The line has been used, “We’ve never had it so good.”

    RR,Oct 27,1964

    🙂

    • geo August 31, 2020 at 12:49 pm #

      raymond reddington?

      • Uncle Bob August 31, 2020 at 1:09 pm #

        Ronald Wilson Reagan

        • bluedog August 31, 2020 at 2:28 pm #

          Lord no I was hoping and wishing that I never ever heard that assholes name again,the great destroyer of America its jobs and its credit.no man in history did as much to destroy this country as did ole St. Reagan.!!!!

          • draupnir August 31, 2020 at 4:41 pm #

            Yes, I always hated that old vampire. I hope they buried him with an ash stake through his heart, his head cut off and placed face down, his mouth filled with garlic, and wild roses filling his coffin. God grant he lie still.

          • DuckandCover August 31, 2020 at 7:59 pm #

            Ronald Wilson Reagan, the greatest American President of the 20th Century. He single-handedly freed millions of eastern Europeans, caused the destruction of the Soviet Union, and saved us from four more years of that clueless, wimpy peanut farmer. Ahh sweet nostalgia!

          • Kim August 31, 2020 at 10:10 pm #

            @ bluedog

            no man in history did as much to destroy this country as did ole St. Reagan.!!!!

            Reagan was of course a free-trade loving, no borders or barriers stooge of the globalists.

            His work went a long way to destroying the United States demographically, third in place behind slavery itself (in first place) and in second place the Hart Cellar Immigration Act.

            https://www.ontheissues.org/celeb/Ronald_Reagan_Immigration.htm

            What he wrought:

            > 1980: Illegal aliens to attend public schools

            > 1980: Work permits instead of a Mexico border fence

            > 1986 IRCA: amnesty in exchange for tough border & penalties (no such penalties ever materialize)

            > Latinos are Republicans; they just don’t know it yet

            > 1986 reform legalized 3 million illegals

            > 1986: “One-time” amnesty for illegal aliens (One time is a political version of “just the tip”.)

      • Travis August 31, 2020 at 3:14 pm #

        Lol…

        • Travis August 31, 2020 at 7:35 pm #

          I was Lol-ing at the “Raymond Reddington” reference. FWIW.

  3. Pucker August 31, 2020 at 10:15 am #

    Don’t give up on the Democratic Party.

    “One Bad Apple don’t spoil the whole bunch, girl!”

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3Ax1yA9q74

    • SoftStarLight August 31, 2020 at 10:39 am #

      Yay that was fun :-)!! If ya’ll would just act right it would be so much easier to love you but I’m really working on it and praying about it every day ok!

    • snagglepuss August 31, 2020 at 11:00 am #

      A better tune for the Democratic Party is this great Curtis Mayfield song,

      “Dirty Laundry”…………

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-r6r0Ol5fU

      • zenfugue August 31, 2020 at 3:05 pm #

        Interesting note: “Dirty Laundry” was written by Don Henley (Eagles) & Danny Kortchmar.

  4. izzy August 31, 2020 at 10:16 am #

    We have a choice of bread for our shit sandwich.
    Neither will make the difference we want.

    • vengeur August 31, 2020 at 10:26 am #

      But one will make the difference we definitely don’t want.

      • messianicdruid August 31, 2020 at 11:24 am #

        If Trump is so evil, why won’t the satanists vote for him ?

        • draupnir August 31, 2020 at 5:10 pm #

          “I think a servant of the enemy would look fairer and feel fouler.
          -Frodo Baggins”

          • Rulo Deschamps August 31, 2020 at 7:56 pm #

            That’s Frodo to Strider the first time they meet, right?

    • sophia August 31, 2020 at 12:27 pm #

      Izzy,

      You’ve been black pilled. No good news possible, no hope.
      But really, you don’t see that the DNC is now fostering a communist/fascist revolution? No Bill of Rights, no Constitution, your property taken, famine and reeducation camps…you want this?

      • abbybwood August 31, 2020 at 1:33 pm #

        No Democrat can take the oath to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution against all enemies both foreign and DOMESTIC” when they are the enemies.

      • Majella September 1, 2020 at 3:30 am #

        Bullshit.

  5. Vadrosaul August 31, 2020 at 10:19 am #

    Recently was treated to a collection of op-eds touting how racism is alive and well in my stomping grounds of Canada. After intense scrutiny, they all boiled down to “I got stared at and heard angry mumbling while I was in queues” or “I got unjustly pulled over by a policeman/woman”.

    Those were microcosms of the larger “perception is reality” fuelled by postmodern academia and the politicians it births. It never dawns on anyone – not the self-perceived victim nor the woke journalist – to ever ask the perceived offenders what they were thinking. Better to not have the bubble of their fake virtue busted by the other side of the story. Better to maintain the social problem by avoiding rational critiques.

    Through the lens of identity politics, even if they did ask, academia has provided numerous [untestable] hypotheses to be weaponized against perceived offenders, e.g. unconscious bias, white fragility/supremacy, patriarchy, list goes on.

    • rainmaker August 31, 2020 at 10:40 am #

      The racism of the left – when two different “colors” of people are held to different standards of civil behavior. Bad behavior by blacks is excused because they are of the victim class, and whites are just bad people who get what they deserve.

      • Uncle Bob August 31, 2020 at 11:19 am #

        Well, sure! And that’s fair because it’s payback for something that happened in the past, usually to someone else, and perpetrated by someone with no relation to the original offender.

        • Sredni Vashtar August 31, 2020 at 1:41 pm #

          Individual justice is out in favor of group justice. Oh and btw, Whites don’t exist in terms of getting things, but only in terms of being offenders and having things taken from them.

    • Mountain gal August 31, 2020 at 11:11 am #

      If it rains when you planned a picnic and you’re black, the weather is engaged in systemic racism.

      • Kim August 31, 2020 at 10:28 pm #

        One of my guilty pleasures is True Crime shows on Youtube. These shows are basically segregated. Shows like “Snapped” show white wives killing their white husbands for the insurance money (Wow is that common!).

        Among the black-oriented shows is one which I very rarely watch; it is called “For My Man”, and the theme is black women who have committed crimes (and it was never their own fault) because they got involved with irresistible black men as lovers, boyfriends, husbands, baby-daddies.

        These bad men made them spring them from prison, or take part in a 16-state rampage of stickups and credit card fraud, or drug businessmen in bars with Rohypnol to steal their belongings, or perhaps their black Romeo makes them organize a million-dollar shoplifting ring.

        They did it for the chilluns, you see.

        The most interesting thing about “For My Man” is the youtube comments. Uniformly, every commenter believes that “if a white person did this, they wouldn’t even get arrested”, or “white people don’t get stopped for a broken tail-light”, or “black people ain’t the only ones barbecue in de cemetery. White people do it too!” or “He didn’t shoot that boy! I think the police gave him poison!”, “He said he was gonna get his license tomorrow! Why they got to always take a black man in?”

        In short. the youtube commentary is simply insane. But also very telling.

    • malthuss August 31, 2020 at 12:02 pm #

      DRIVING WHILE BLACK:

      Next time anyone whines about “driving while black bs”,

      throw this story in their damn face.

      The thing the newspaper accounts hid about the step father and daughter killed in S Carolina is that the murderer followed them to her home and actually stopped, followed them into the driveway and hit their car.

      The media falsified media accounts and made it seem like an ordinary fender bender in traffic. It wasn’t. The savage followed them right into the driveway to execute them,

      [Notice to get US crime stories, it’s to a non US news site]

      https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8667221/College-student-21-stepfather-45-shot-dead-road-rage-attack.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490

      HECKLER,

      The October issue of ‘Sky and Telescope’ magazine has just stated their unequivocal support for BLM and related movements to “end systemic racism here and elsewhere in the world.”

      • draupnir August 31, 2020 at 4:47 pm #

        Systemic racism is so systemic, it’s even vigorously practiced, down to the tribal level, in Africa.

      • Jo-G August 31, 2020 at 6:26 pm #

        Here’s the link:
        https://skyandtelescope.org/astronomy-news/message-from-sky-telescope/

        “In professional astronomy, people of color represent only 3% to 5% of physics and astronomy faculty at American universities, even as they compose about 30% of the U.S. population. The disparity may even be greater in amateur astronomy.”

        To participate in amateur astronomy all you need is a functioning eye and access to a public library. There is no way that white people have prevented a person of color from looking at the stars or reading a book about what he or she sees. In one town I lived in, the local amateur astronomy group had a woman of color organizing the public introductory stargazing get togethers. She told me it was mostly naked eye oriented. There are no barriers to stargazing with respect to skin color.
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Banneker

      • Kim August 31, 2020 at 10:34 pm #

        @ malthuss

        Yeh, I saw that detail later too. It really seems to be not far off that point where you’ve got to just get out of the car piece in hand ready to shoot.

      • Kim August 31, 2020 at 10:35 pm #

        And re Sky and Telescope”: They can use their telescopes to find racism anywhere it might occur in the galaxy. And I am sure that if they try hard enough they will find it.

    • Exscotticus August 31, 2020 at 7:09 pm #

      “Critical race theory” reminds me of the sort of thing the Nazis must have taught, with the target obviously being Jews instead of whites. But it’s all fundamentally the same: the legitimization of racial genocide by packaging it in the eruditions of academia.

  6. NickelthroweR August 31, 2020 at 10:20 am #

    Donald Trump MUST be reelected in such a manner that he has the political cover to imprison these lunatics that have attempted to destroy the country. If you or I did 1/100th of what any of these people did we’d be locked in a cage for the rest of our lives. That said, I believe that locking up (for life) 10,000 or so of the swamp creatures is exactly what is needed at this point in time. They’d do no less to any of us.

    • draupnir August 31, 2020 at 1:06 pm #

      If the Democrats win this election, I see book burning, reeducation camps and thought crimes in our future. A poster on Facebook mentioned that while he enjoyed the work of Lovecraft (there’s no accounting for taste) and used Lovecraft’s work as inspiration, he recently discovered that Lovecraft held views of which he disapproved. He was agonizing over whether he could still read the man’s work or take inspiration from it. Apparently, not only does one’s writing need to be politically correct to today’s standards, no matter how long ago you lived, but your beliefs also must be correct (to today’s standard) to be considered

      • Sredni Vashtar August 31, 2020 at 1:44 pm #

        As the Davros (Davos?) told Dr Who: The Dalek race must spread thru all space and all time. The Borg only wanted to dominate all space. The past must be colonized! He who controls the past controls the present and the future.

        • draupnir August 31, 2020 at 2:38 pm #

          What I found alarming was the fact that this person was considering censoring himself over political ideology. I don’t care enough to do the research to find out, but I suspect it was racism or sexism or both, considering the millieu.

      • Figaro August 31, 2020 at 2:52 pm #

        In short, you see Mao’s China.

  7. RB August 31, 2020 at 10:22 am #

    It is too late y’all. The malignancy has spread too far. It inhabits the media giants. It is embedded in the Pentagon. Wall Street would sell their mothers into brothels for a few dollars. Universities have been rotten for decades. Laws will only be enforced against whites of conservative persuasion. There will be no peace with BLM and other leftists. Best find the most rural and whitest place you can and dig in.

    • SoftStarLight August 31, 2020 at 10:43 am #

      That won’t help either though if you are right and the progressive terrorists essentially own the military. The problems is that conservatives and Whites have been running away from the problem for many decades. There isn’t anywhere else to go because the terrorists hold all the cards of power basically. Either they will be confronted directly and boldly or they will basically consolidate their power and complete the total takeover.

      • messianicdruid August 31, 2020 at 11:28 am #

        “… the progressive terrorists essentially own the military.”

        I can’t believe this.

        • Uncle Bob August 31, 2020 at 1:19 pm #

          Friends who recently left the service, including one who was an officer who worked in the Pentagon, said the military has changed since the early ’90s because of Clinton and The One. Flag rank officers (generals and admirals) largely get their promotions thanks to politics, and given PC running amok during those administrations, many of the leaders are good little lefties now. At least as bad, many of the others are Establishment types who hate Trump for rocking their boats just as much as the lefties do. So yes, it is possible the military would assist the socialist suppression of constitutionalists and anyone else who opposes them.

          • bluekayak August 31, 2020 at 1:25 pm #

            Pretty much anyone that makes O-7 and above is a toadying sleazebag backstabbing sociopath. It’s a worldwide phenomenon — notice that revolutions are almost always run by colonels.

          • benr August 31, 2020 at 1:51 pm #

            Zero class maybe not the e-1/e-7.
            They still tend to be a majority Republican based or really Conservative.

          • Nightowl August 31, 2020 at 3:09 pm #

            Um, did you see the article I posted in the previous entry? The Dems/Unipartyists requested General Milley guarantee that the military would remove Trump if he contested anything about the next election — even if he won and were to contest the Dems contesting his win (which is exactly what their plan is).

            Milley wrote an open letter saying the military will play no such role.

            https://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2020/08/all-enemies-foreign-and-domestic-open-letter-gen-milley/167625/

            The architects of this coup need to be tossed in a dungeon somewhere in Laos.

      • sophia August 31, 2020 at 12:32 pm #

        SSL,

        I agree with druid that they probably don’t own the military, although it might be divided. It is true that the hour is late, yet it is probably not too late. We have the majority.
        I worry about the damage that is being done to race relations and to the psyches of young people.

        • Sredni Vashtar September 1, 2020 at 12:46 pm #

          Race relations? Bullshit. We need our own country, that’s the lesson you refuse to learn. If you were just starting out today, I have little doubt you would come to grief over this – just like so many other White girls.

  8. fattigmann August 31, 2020 at 10:23 am #

    Hear! Hear!

  9. Majella August 31, 2020 at 10:24 am #

    Heartfelt. And next week, you can analyze the GOP.

    • benr August 31, 2020 at 10:35 am #

      At this point Maj it does not matter the GOP for all its warts is not an anti-American wing of the Marxist party bent on the destruction of my country.
      When the Democrats are put in their place we can attend to the problems in the GOP and there are many.

      • DrTomSchmidt August 31, 2020 at 11:53 am #

        They’re rotten too, but only disgusting, not toxically lethal.

        • Sredni Vashtar August 31, 2020 at 12:14 pm #

          Long ago they accepted the Left as their moral authority. They bring up the rear, about a decade behind the Democrats, but the gap is closing. Mitch McConnell has given no criticism whatsoever of Black Lives Matter. How could he and why would he? The Corporations are all in too for the most part. It was a Decision made a much higher level.

          The metaphor of the Harlem Globetrotters is best. The Republicans are the White boy team that travels around with them as professional losers. But – and it’s a big but – the fathers of White boy team own a big chunk of the franchise. Being losers is a part they play for the public. They’re really winners.

          In short, the best way to keep the White peasants down is to put them under the heel of an alien race that is exceedingly easy to manifpulate and no threat whatsoever.

          • sophia August 31, 2020 at 12:36 pm #

            You are right about the Republicans and it would be a caricature of reality for it to be otherwise. We are talking here of a very long term infiltration of the various levers of societal power and to think that the Republicans have been completely spared would be unrealistic. A bunch of them recently did us all a favor thought by coming out as never Trumpers. In the midst of all this mayhem that can only be like standing up and raising your hand saying “I’m with the deep state!”

    • Nightowl August 31, 2020 at 3:10 pm #

      Half the GOP is anti-trump.

      Chalk up another own goal.

      • Majella August 31, 2020 at 11:24 pm #

        Okay. So give Trump the full once-over.

        • Nightowl September 1, 2020 at 2:44 am #

          Owned by basic facts.

          It is so easy.

          • Majella September 1, 2020 at 3:42 am #

            🙂 yes, Night ‘bot. If you say so…

          • Majella September 3, 2020 at 10:49 pm #

            I see Matt Taibbi appears to disagree with you, Narc-troll. I guess you’d better get onto him and give him some ‘Right Think’ on the Trump conundrum.

            He’ll really appreciate your deep intelligence, I don’t doubt, and will immediately retract his latest essay.

            https://taibbi.substack.com/p/the-trump-era-sucks-and-needs-to

            No doubt you’re a subscriber to his substack site and that this will have been delivered this right into your inbox.

            I considered waiting to see if you would share his wisdom with the board but then realised that was never gonna happen.

            I’m keen to see if there’s any reaction out there.

  10. shotho August 31, 2020 at 10:25 am #

    It’s easy to empathize with Mr. Kunstler’s readiness to oppose old friends of his. I’ve experienced alienation from old friends and it’s painful. They are highly educated and seem to think that every “educated” person will have only disdain for Trump. In their world, only country bumpkins could possibly vote for him. It’s an arrogant and privileged approach, but typical of those throughout history who have believed that ‘progress’ can only be achieved through control by elites.

    • elysianfield August 31, 2020 at 10:58 am #

      Shotho,
      It is possible, even probable, that the majority of voters who vote for Trump might have some level of disdain for him and his antics. His personal issues we can all find some fault with. However, if the issue is a choice between syphilis and gas gangrene…

      Our host will find new friends. So might you.

    • Mountain gal August 31, 2020 at 11:09 am #

      @ Shotho

      It’s like that for me as well. I pretty much keep quiet and try not to talk politics with most people here as I am mostly surrounded by leftists. Not all thankfully but we are in the minority here. My state will of course vote for Biden although I will once again, vote for Trump anyway. And it’s not that I don’t think that he’s coarse, uncouth and all the rest. And I’ve wished he’d leave Twitter since he was a candidate. Still, at the end of the day i find his politics preferable to those of the more “urbane” Obama, Hilary and Uncle Joe.

      • sophia August 31, 2020 at 12:40 pm #

        Why should he leave twitter? He communicates to the people directly.

        • Nightowl August 31, 2020 at 3:31 pm #

          His Twitter feed is incredibly effective. Particularly when he includes typos to get the McMedia focused on a particular issue.

          He is quite skilled in media manipulation.

          • Majella August 31, 2020 at 11:27 pm #

            Yes. I guess you’re right. He’s done quite the job on you, given your Damascene conversion since 2016.

      • Jo-G August 31, 2020 at 6:40 pm #

        It seems that he uses his crazy twitter posts to distract from whatever actual decisions he makes. My internet news feeds have many more articles referencing his twitter comments than any decisions as chief executive. Judging from what comes in my news feed President Trump has the mainstream news concentrating on what doesn’t matter and ignoring what does matter. I wonder why the news organizations are doing this.

        • Kim August 31, 2020 at 10:48 pm #

          @ Jo-G

          “crazy twitter posts”

          What crazy Twitter posts?

          You know, Russiagate was a proven fraud. And remember the farcical attempt to impreach him? That too was all just, as he says, “Fake News”.

          And Hydroxychloroquine therapies? They are widely promoted by medical authorities unconnected to Big Pharma.

          He has tried to pull the USA out of wars and military conflicts and embroiled the country in none. That is some kind of record for a President in the modern age! Fewer young American men losing their arms and legs overseas!

          He has put the security service to clearing out Chinese spies in US research and academia. And is succeeding.

          If anyone is “crazy” in this context, surely it is the dementia-addled Slow Joe?

    • DrTomSchmidt August 31, 2020 at 11:56 am #

      They’re voting their class interests. COVID blew out jobs and wealth for the people on the bottom who couldn’t work via Zoom. It’s actually increased wealth for the people on top, and the Professional/Managerial class who derive their income from them. The PMC will vote their class interests; what the RNC seemed to show last week was Trump trying to turn the R’s into the party of white AND black lower and middle classes.

      Doubt it will work now, but if he gets 15% of the black vote, it’s realignment time.

      • sophia August 31, 2020 at 12:42 pm #

        He’ll get 40%, minimum.

    • Sredni Vashtar August 31, 2020 at 12:16 pm #

      It’s always 1968 with these people. They are always and always will be 100% right and the Republicans 100% wrong. This mindset is irresistible for many.

    • megaculpa August 31, 2020 at 2:18 pm #

      Polls show Trump trailing, but I wonder how many people are willing to admit they intend to vote for him — even to a pollster — and invite being treated as a social pariah.

      • abbybwood August 31, 2020 at 2:51 pm #

        One thing gives me solace here in California. My vote for Trump will zero out the ex’s vote for Biden.

        He and his wife wake up and fall asleep to MSDNC.

      • draupnir August 31, 2020 at 5:17 pm #

        I told the one who called me that I was undecided and then hung up.

      • cbeard September 1, 2020 at 7:52 am #

        In my little town, anyone who votes for Biden will be the social pariah. Several elections ago, I don’t remember which or who was running. I received a phone poll. The poll taker asked if I was voting Dem. or Rep. I informed him that I would never vote for either party as the 2 party system is essentially a uni-party and I am an Independent voter. He then asked “but if you were to vote for one or the other which would it be?” Again I told him I refused to vote for either. He then said he would put me down as undecided. I was and am not undecided. Until Trump, I never voted for a Dem. or Rep. in a national election. I am totally flabbergasted with politics as they are today. I fear the upcoming election is rigged. I rarely watch the tv propaganda mills, but when I do, it seems like a Saturday Night Live skit, The sheer idiocy of the Democratic position is mind boggling. The Biden, Harris ticket is preposterous. The chaos in the cities that is condoned by the liberals, plus the constant, non-stop verbal bombardment of Trump by the media. Hells Bells, sometimes I wonder if we are all being played and Trump is part of it. It makes no sense. Why would the left wing run someone as despicable as Biden-Harris, and promote organizations such as Antifa, BLM and support the destruction of Americal cities, if it is not to lose the election by design. The whole fucking world is mad.

  11. redrock August 31, 2020 at 10:26 am #

    I away’s look forward to your commentary. It fits like a hand in a glove. Democrats I now view as devoid of reason and logic. Pitiful zombies.

    • Kim August 31, 2020 at 10:50 pm #

      NPC is the classic characterization. What a meme that was! I think Twitter banned it.

  12. Lars August 31, 2020 at 10:27 am #

    James, you’re just becoming an embittered old curmudgeon, but there comes a point in life when – to quote e.e. cummings – you reach the point where you announce, “There is some shit I will not eat.”

    Hey Lars– I’m not embittered, I’m pissed off and refuse to be played, punked,or Mau-maued any longer. — JHK Admin

    • SoftStarLight August 31, 2020 at 10:50 am #

      Oh look it’s a zombie searching for brains to eat!!

    • elysianfield August 31, 2020 at 11:00 am #

      “Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit upon his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.”-H.L. Menken….

  13. Zoltar August 31, 2020 at 10:27 am #

    Welcome aboard, Jim. I agree with every point of your indictment and am in awe of the fact that our system of justice is so far gone that it appears likely that none of this malfeasance will ever be punished.

    I disagree, however, with your hypothesis about the party’s choice of Biden. None of the Democrats are intelligent enough to play a good game of chess, but they have their checkers lined up: pick the optimal point to pull Senile Joe out of the game, whether before or after the election, see Harris crowned as unelected (and unelectable) President, and let Hillary, whose machine has provided the backers, money, and organization for Harris from the start, pull the puppet strings.

    We’ll have Harris projected on the big wall, and Hillary behind the curtain.

  14. Ishabaka August 31, 2020 at 10:32 am #

    Donald Trump is the first President since Jimmy Carter who has not started a new war.

    • edpell August 31, 2020 at 10:39 am #

      Yes! Trump is the peace president. Someone should nominate him for the Noble Peace Prize.

      • Zoltar August 31, 2020 at 10:44 am #

        Whythehellnot? Obama got one.

      • sophia August 31, 2020 at 12:44 pm #

        And the Nobel, too.

        • Kim August 31, 2020 at 10:54 pm #

          I hate autocorrect. I really hate it. I already type badly but autocorrect changes not just my spelling but my word choices. And you fix it and post and then find out it has changed it back! Too late. It is posted!

          • Sredni Vashtar September 1, 2020 at 1:08 am #

            It’s often wrong since it has a limited vocabulary.

  15. RaymondR August 31, 2020 at 10:33 am #

    Excellent post JHK. The key to understanding the puzzling behaviour of the Dems in nominating a senile old man as their presidential candidate might be in your observation that D. J. Trump is the “designated bag-holder” for the economic and social collapse they earnestly desire. When the SHTF, the Dems can point to DJT and say “we told you so” and install the dictatorship they feel qualified to lead.

  16. Delcimore August 31, 2020 at 10:39 am #

    Sad that it’s come to this, but there’s really no other choice at this point.
    Either way, I will stick with my prediction that the next presidential term will be finished by the vice president.
    Too bad Joe didn’t pick Tulsi….

  17. newworld August 31, 2020 at 10:42 am #

    When you have lost Jim K. you have truly lost. FTR I do not waste my time trying to debate “liberals” it is simply a fruitless endeavor. What I will do is open the door to their backyards which remind me of a scene from “Beetlejuice” of the outside world.

    Beyond the smugness of the White Liberal world is a horror show, think of the smug White liberal set sitting down to eat an over priced meal surrounded by staff that comes from Lovecraft, that is the Left.

    Years ago there was a peak oil site owned by a broken kid, screwed over by his “law school” and probably raised without a decent father. Well he let his forum to be taken over by crazy women and with that I knew these days would arrive, mental illness + authoritarian behavior + no sense of responsibility and here we are.

  18. vengeur August 31, 2020 at 10:43 am #

    I’m very sceptical that middle class Hispanics are down with the BLM . Middle class Hispanics are very family oriented and many have a family member in the military. They are going to be a surprise on election day.

    • Vadrosaul August 31, 2020 at 11:02 am #

      Same for middle-class Blacks. The current reasoning behind the ultra violence plaguing their communities are symptoms of the social and economic ills the Dems weaponized into manipulations. In the near future, we might see new reasoning for violence centered on political fracturing.

      In essence, Dem plantation Blacks attacking traditional-principals Blacks.

    • Rulo Deschamps August 31, 2020 at 8:11 pm #

      Most Latinos dislike BLM. Most resident or naturalized Hispanics will vote DJT.

      • Rulo Deschamps August 31, 2020 at 8:12 pm #

        I mean naturalized only, sorry. Residents don’t vote.

        • Majella August 31, 2020 at 11:33 pm #

          I mean naturalized only, sorry. Residents don’t vote.

          Not according to benr et al!!!

          He reports that “millions of undocumented immigrants” have been enrolled to vote quite legally. He SWEARS by this factoid.

      • Travis September 1, 2020 at 9:01 am #

        I have yet to meet a Latino who hates Trump. Of course I don’t know, nor have I met enough to qualify as a scientific sample, but still. One Latino friend of mine travels often down to central and south America for business. He says that he finds that most he interacts with down there wish that Trump was their president.

        Libtards, you are in for a rude awakening in November. Start hitting the bottle now and just keep the buzz going. You will need it.

      • cbeard September 1, 2020 at 3:00 pm #

        Most Latinos dislike blacks, period. I’m sure they dislike BLM also, but judging from the few Latinos that I am somewhat familiar with, they for the most part will not vote for Trump. Still if the voting whites would show a little solidarity and vote together, Trump will win by a landslide. He may win anyway in a lesser landslide. Personally, I think it’s going to get ugly during and especially after the election. The left won’t accept a Trump win and at least speaking for myself, the right won’t accept a Biden win. There is bound to be trouble up to and including bloodshed.

  19. Sosodef August 31, 2020 at 10:44 am #

    Agreed. My friends, wife, and in-laws are all woke Dems. It’s been painful these last few years to listen to their callous and intellectually dishonest support for this crap but I could put up with it. I realized, however, that our worldviews are totally irreconcilable when 1) Presumption of guilt if a cop kills a POC based only on an edited short cell phone vid. 2) Condemning people who are defending themselves and their communities from terror mobs (Kyle and the McCloskeys). So now the leftist extremism has seeped into my very home and I don’t know what to do about it.

    • CancelMyCard August 31, 2020 at 11:32 am #

      “So now the leftist extremism has seeped into my very home and I don’t know what to do about it.”

      Strong suggestion:

      Find a new wife,
      a new set of in-laws,
      and a new group of friends.

      When the heat becomes intolerable,
      the best course of action is to get the hell out of the kitchen.

      • Vadrosaul August 31, 2020 at 11:50 am #

        I’d suggest he simply stand up for his principles, back them with evidence, and then let the chips fall where they may.

        A staunch stance might actually sway some of those he cares about.

        • Sosodef August 31, 2020 at 12:03 pm #

          Well both of these remarks raise interesting questions- how much do people who despise the leftists cut our losses and regroup? I also live in woke utopia San Franshitco, a once beautiful, livable city. Do we need to abandon all of these places to the animals, or do we hold out to help rebuild in better times?

          • draupnir August 31, 2020 at 1:20 pm #

            Most of us aren’t going to live to see better times.

      • sanspeur August 31, 2020 at 1:43 pm #

        Send them this video, say it is short clip showing how TRUMP is sowing hate, and fomenting violence.

        https://streamable.com/czam96

        Sit back and have them justify it.

    • Kim August 31, 2020 at 11:06 pm #

      @ Sosodef

      “My friends, wife, and in-laws are all woke Dems. “

      I am assuming that they are white? And that you are living in a white enclave? So they never have to think about their personal safety.

      If that is true, then it would be quite a task to change these people because they never have to face reality. They are safely living in a bubble of prosperity created by white men and protected by Orwell’s “rough men”.

      People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.”

      Get a weapon and training. If anyone says anything just say “You guys want to defund the police, get rid of bail and mass-release violent felons. That is lunatic, so I’ve got a gun.”

      Example is always more powerful than precept.

  20. Zoltar August 31, 2020 at 10:46 am #

    Another policy position for which the odious Trump deserves credit: he put a stake through the heart of the outrageous TPP.
    We dodged a huge bullet on that one. Trump said he would stop it, and he did.

    • abbybwood August 31, 2020 at 3:01 pm #

      But if there are any debates the MSM will never ask Biden his position on TPP.

      The best way to trip Biden up in a debate is to ask him any question involving numbers. “100 million dead in the US from Covid”. Huh?

    • Kim August 31, 2020 at 11:09 pm #

      Yes. That was huge. And the Paris Climate Accord. That was just a plan to transfer trillions more from the USA to China while strangling US industry.

      Trump has done many, many good things.

  21. Sosodef August 31, 2020 at 10:50 am #

    As recently as 2 weeks ago I was excited about the Unity Party project from Bret Weinstein but now realize a vote for Trump may be the ONLY chance to restore some semblance of order. Hate to say it, but I think they should bookshelf the project and fully endorse and support Trump.

    • Kim August 31, 2020 at 11:10 pm #

      @ Sosodef

      Unity Party project from Bret Weinstein

      We can’t have both unity and diversity. We have to make a choice.

    • Travis September 1, 2020 at 9:03 am #

      Yes, I really like and respect Bret Weinstein, but his idea has no chance of success this November. But I have no problem with him and others continuing on with this project beyond this year. We do need to break up this two party tyranny.

  22. teddyboy46 August 31, 2020 at 10:50 am #

    Bravo JHK . You have put into words my own thoughts and feelings. If you were the Chinese Communist Party and wanted to destroy Americas biggest city and financial center with out firing a shot. You would do exactly what has been done by Wilhelm Walden [ DiBlasio] that’s his real name. He uses Bill DiBlasio as his professional name.

    With his cohort Gov. Andrew Cuomo they have engineered the destruction of NYC. Using the other Chinese Communist Party asset Black Lives Matter, and restricting the Police Force.

    indeed I have been a registered Democrat since 1974. I switched to Independent after voting for Hillary in’16 . When I left the polling place I realized i had just endorsed and participated in the fraud that is being perpetrated on me by the democratic party and the republicans too.

    That is why Trump has my vote in 2020.

    • thirdcoastlegend August 31, 2020 at 11:42 am #

      The behavior of Cuomo, Whitmer, and other Dems during this whole sick, sad episode makes me wonder if they are drawing a paycheck from the CCP.

    • Kim September 1, 2020 at 9:06 pm #

      According to snopes
      https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/deblasio-nicaragua-warren-wilhelm/

      De Blasio was born “Warren Wilhelm” but legally changed his named to “Bill de Blasio” in 2001 for personal reasons having to do with his family relationships. He was a supporter and advocate for the revolutionary socialist Sandinista government in Nicaragua during the 1980s.

      People can change their names. Lots of people do it. Maybe he felt that wasn’t ethnic enough for politics. He could have called himsef Kunta Kinte.

      But the advocacy for the Sandanistas doesn’t show much common sense. He was born in 1961 and so was in his twenties at the time. Even then it was clear that they were just gangsters. In Central American politics there are no good guys.

      But the Sandanistas would be pleased to see what he has done to New York, making it into a twin for Managua.

      The State Department’s current advisory is:

      “Reconsider travel to Nicaragua due to civil unrest, crime, limited healthcare availability, and arbitrary enforcement of laws.”

      De Blasio’s New York.

  23. snagglepuss August 31, 2020 at 10:50 am #

    I hope Trump gets re-elected as well. Of course he can be outrageous, but there is often a fair sized kernel of truth to many of those outrageous statements. And what a difference in the recent coventions held. The DNC with Michelle Obama trash talking, and then the RNC with Melania Trump refusing to reciprocate. Actually taking the higher road the former talked about but didn’t take.
    I have a feeling there are still a few hounds to be set loose on the DEM’s before November 3rd as well. They’re always up to dirty tricks, but I think Trump is one step ahead of them and will expose them.

    As for all the other marxist behaviour, abdication of responsibility and fair reporting by the media, and especially the business of ‘white privilege’, to hell with it. As Jim writes, ” cancel white people on the basis of their sheer whiteness.” There is going to be serious blowback for what Jordan Peterson describes as :

    ““The idea that you can target an ethnic group with a collective crime regardless of the specific innocence or guilt of the constituent elements of that group, there is absolutely nothing that is more racist than that. It’s absolutely abhorrent.”

    Recently I watched an old documentary about Mike Tyson ( wow, what a scary character he is! ). At one point he calls someone taunting him a ‘Honk’. I still don’t know what that is or why I am supposed to be insulted by it. Or ‘Cracker’. What exactly is that?
    If that’s the best someone can come up with for an insult, they’re not really in the game as far as I am concerned.

    I suppose there will be days on end of more looting and burning after Trump gets re-elected, but at least people can prepare for it. I think many will already have fled from the cities that have been the worst for it. Maybe the borders will be open by then and they can come up to the north country and watch the fireworks from here…………..

    • 4014HAMPHEDGE August 31, 2020 at 11:36 am #

      The gang was handling comments pretty well today, until I saw “Honk” and “Cracker” come up as lost terminology…

      “Honkey” came from the days white men cruised the red light districts and honked their horns to alert the ladies they were hiring…

      “Crackers” or “Cracker Honkies” referred to the white men hanging around the cracker barrel in General stores.

      What do you have, Jimbo? I remember a simpler time when we could follow “Amos n’ Andy on an evening walk along the still warm summer sidewalks in any American urban district with open windows!

      To change direction, and being of the mind America feels consequences when we meddle with Israel, Jared Kuschner’s “Deal Of The Century” should bring a flock of black swans. Easiest way to acquaint oneself, see William Koenig “EYE TO EYE”. If you are a wise one, then a few words might suffice: see Genesis 12 V-2.

      A hurricane here, a Derecho there, before you know it, things can really get serious. Valley Forge Vision Third Trial? Bad enough to cancel an election? More on Famine Hedge next time.

      • Sredni Vashtar August 31, 2020 at 12:22 pm #

        So you’re saying Blacks don’t use these words? Or don’t insult Whites?

        If so, you’re wrong. They do – quite a bit. And the most effective is “racist” because that’s more than just an insult but also an accusation and beyond that, a word with magic powers that make Whites turn into zombies that do what they want.

      • Kim August 31, 2020 at 11:13 pm #

        I thought cracker>/i> referred to “whip cracker” like a plantation overseer.

      • snagglepuss August 31, 2020 at 11:25 pm #

        Thanks for those definitions/explanations.
        But I can’t connect with either of them. In both cases they reference men/ male behaviour. Snagglepuss is female. I am just going to have to plead Canadian and female exemption rights. The truth is that both those so -called insults are beyond lame. Calling someone a name that references a barrel of crackers? A real lack of imagination if you ask me. If someone wants to hurl an insult at me based on my ‘whiteness’ they will just have to do better than that. It would be excellent if they could coax a laugh out of me in the process.
        Meanwhile, I will just have to go back to being my 5’9″ of blonde, green eyed beauty. With no damn apologies for it.

        • Sredni Vashtar September 1, 2020 at 1:12 am #

          They teach all Whites are racist now. If someone calls you a White, they are calling you a racist – and that’s a deadly accusation, not just “sticks and stones can break my bones but words can never hurt me”.

          • Q. Shtik September 1, 2020 at 2:28 pm #

            They teach all Whites are racist now. If someone calls you a White, they are calling you a racist – Sredni

            ==========

            I would just like to point out, Sredni, that if you were writing for the NYT the editor would insist that you use a lower case w in the bolded words above.

            Conversely, if you were writing about ‘blacks’ the editor would remind you of their recent policy change insisting that the letter b be capitalized.

            It’s enough to piss a person off.

        • Q. Shtik September 1, 2020 at 1:08 pm #

          The truth is that both those so -called insults are beyond lame. – snaggle

          ==========

          There was an ad hominem used a few years ago that I thought was pretty good. A person was referred to as penis-breath.

          I also liked the suggestion that someone could suck the chrome off a trailer hitch.

          People who dream up these insults are far more clever and inventive than me.

  24. Travis August 31, 2020 at 10:56 am #

    I’m really wondering if the upper level DNC controllers have decided to “throw” this election by arranging Biden to be nominated. And make no mistake about it, it was arranged. And then, with a lot of input by party muckety mucks, who does Biden “choose” to be his running mate? Oh, just a woman who was found to be so repugnant by Dem voters that she bowed out of the race in December well before the first actual primary. She is an odious creature hated by progressives due to her record as a both a DA and an AG. Surely they knew that she was not going to excite that base. In fact her presence on the ticket may even suppress progressive turnout. A turnout that Biden sorely needs.

    Or, is this just yet another foolhardy miscalculation by Democrat muckety mucks who seem to have a very difficult time finding the pulse of the electorate. Hell, they can barely even find the pulse of their OWN electorate. Did they think that the tough “law and order” record of Harris would help to excite never Trump Republicans? Or that she would excite suburban women? If so that is just ridiculous. I doubt she moves the needle much at all on both of those fronts. What the Dems need is every vote they can get and they risk suppressing the younger progressive voters. To be sure, the Dem higher ups detest the younger progressives. It’s mostly a generational and class war within that party. For power, that is.

    I’m really leaning toward the view that high level party back room types have decided to throw 2020 and let Trump and the GOP win again. Of course if this is true then there is a strategy involved. It might work, or it might backfire on them horribly. Thinking ahead to 2022 and 2024 here.

    We saw this, IMO, in 1996 when the GOP nominated Dole to go up against a Slick Willie second term election. I believe they knew full well Dole had no chance and wanted to go ahead and give him his “deserved” chance to run, and then to throw it with a longer game plan in mind. I do think that the plan backfired because the economy got much better in Bill’s second term and the attempt to remove him from office not only failed it bumped up his approval rating. Then Gore technically won in 2000. The GOP had to get a bit of extra help to keep him from taking office. And for the record, I was not and still am not pro-Gore. I detested both of those candidates pretty equally. But I know a charade when I see one. GOP dodged a bullet and got Shrub in. And off to neo-con war we went…..

    • messianicdruid August 31, 2020 at 11:43 am #

      Yes, better to blame poor candidates than a poor platform.

      • sophia August 31, 2020 at 1:27 pm #

        The reason for the poor candidates is that the platform is a takeover by the deep state.

        • abbybwood August 31, 2020 at 3:10 pm #

          Which is why good ol’ Bernie threw in the towel on his support for Medicare for All.

          Even when all the Progressive supporters of Sanders told him they would not support Biden if he gave up on Medicare for All, he didn’t care.

          The DNC platform committee refused to include Medicare for All and Biden said that even if the House and Senate passed it he would veto it.

          Corporate control of the Democrats is complete.

  25. catharsis August 31, 2020 at 11:00 am #

    As abysmal as the democrats are, they at least have a concept of governing. As one observer put it, Biden will be a shitty president, but he won’t actively be trying to dismantle the institutions of democracy.

    To talk about Trump’s policies is an oxymoron – he has none. JHK has less grasp of human beings than I had feared, not to see that Trump is America’s Caligula. He is about nothing but himself & the fact that the Rep. platform consists of simply saying ‘Whatever Trump Wants’ is the scariest thing I have ever heard. Let’s do whatever the madman’s -latest whim is. Twitter rants will be a good substitute for legislative debate. Good plan. Or maybe the brilliant Trump family’s leaders in waiting will save us when it’s their turn to rule. Jared/Ivanka in 2024!

    It is beyond me how someone can go from writing The Long Emergency to voting for Trump, the person who will do more than any terrible democrat could do to bring that emergency on.

    The handful of hate-filled and delusional Trump cult members who comment on this site can take their last shot at me, as this is the last time in fifteen years that I will be reading anything JHK has to say.

    That is a tragedy, but there appears to be little hope of whoever stole his brain (and his heart) will be returning it.

    • elysianfield August 31, 2020 at 11:08 am #

      ” but he won’t actively be trying to dismantle the institutions of democracy”

      catharsis,

      You have no doubt heard the phrase…”We had to destroy the village to save it…”

      You might not be able to understand the ethic there presented, but some of us do.

      And, by the way, the “Democracy” that might be under the knife is nothing similar to what the term meant in 1960…it has become a cancer in some respects.

      • messianicdruid August 31, 2020 at 11:45 am #

        “And, by the way, the “Democracy” that might be under the knife is nothing similar to what the term meant in 1960…

        Not to mention the idea of a Republic as described in our laws.

    • Travis August 31, 2020 at 11:10 am #

      Biden has been a part of dismantling the constitution during his whole adult life. And being a career criminal politician is indeed what he has been during his whole adult life. He is the sum total of what the founders did not want to see serving in congress and the senate.

      And since you probably revere “democracy” more than the constitution, I’ll add that Biden hasn’t really been a strong ally of that either.

      But hey, keep on using your delusion!

      Buh bye!

      P.S. Oh, I forgot to comment on your “at least democrats have a concept of governing”. LOL….

      Thanks, I can always use a laugh these days!

    • vengeur August 31, 2020 at 11:10 am #

      You read the most brilliant and insightful political and social commentator of our time for fifteen years and you didn’t learn a damn thing.

    • SerfsUp August 31, 2020 at 11:11 am #

      With my wife and children, I live in a zip code that voted 88% HRC in 2016. Last Wednesday my youngest asked me, “Daddy, what’s on that car?” He was referring to a Biden bumper sticker because he couldn’t read its abstract lettering. It was the first and only one we’ve seen here so far in one of the staunchest Democratic strongholds in the entire United States. If the DNC can’t invigorate my community, it can’t govern.

    • SoftStarLight August 31, 2020 at 11:16 am #

      LOL you really are a big ego maniac aren’t you. As if your view of the world is so special that everyone must tailor their thoughts and beliefs to suit your proclivities. You are a giant infant. I do recall Jim many times talking about how Trump was rather subpar in many areas but I guess willful ignorance feels good doesn’t it. People like you sicken me. And Biden won’t dismantle the institutions of democracy? Please! The progressive terrorists have been working overtime to undermine every single institution in the land and Biden is their figurehead. Or do you think Democrat encouraged and organized looting and riots and random beatings and killings are just wonderful democracy in action?

      • vengeur August 31, 2020 at 11:24 am #

        All you have to do is look at what the Democrat appointed judges are doing in the Flynn case to see Catharsis is delusional.

        • Majella August 31, 2020 at 11:44 pm #

          So, the DC Appellate Court’s 8 -2 decision to send the case back to where it properly belongs is ‘delusional’?

    • Sosodef August 31, 2020 at 11:19 am #

      “As abysmal as the democrats are, they at least have a concept of governing.” Have you turned on the news lately? Democrat run cities are burning to the ground with levels of chaos and violence that make Mogadishu look like Disneyland.

    • benr August 31, 2020 at 12:19 pm #

      Triggered and of course you will be back.
      So have fun on your rant.

    • rainmaker August 31, 2020 at 12:28 pm #

      The “institutions of democracy” are thoroughly corrupt.

    • sophia August 31, 2020 at 1:34 pm #

      Catharsis,

      Biden will be a shitty president, but he won’t actively be trying to dismantle the institutions of democracy.

      Just wow. What bubble are you living in? The left has become almost perfect in its projection! What part of dismantling the police, stopping free speech, open censorship, a lying press, and “Death to America” sounds good to you?

      To talk about Trump’s policies is an oxymoron – he has none.

      Uh, go to his website and see his rather long list of objectives.

    • Daddyotis August 31, 2020 at 5:24 pm #

      Buh bye then. Say hi to K-Dog if you see him…

    • sophia August 31, 2020 at 8:25 pm #

      Catharsis,

      Does the concept of governing include allowing rioters to terrify the populace and destroy property?

    • Kim August 31, 2020 at 11:30 pm #

      @ catharis
      It is beyond me how someone can go from writing The Long Emergency to voting for Trump, the person who will do more than any terrible democrat could do to bring that emergency on.

      My understanding is that the Long Emergency is a product of a shortfall of the types of energy we need to maintain modernity.

      In what way would voting for Trump bring that on?

      • Kim August 31, 2020 at 11:37 pm #

        The Long Emergency is already here, but if it is forestallable, it would seem that Trump’s actions could delay the onset of all of its woes:

        In this aticle Gates compains that Trump’s trade policies have stopped him building a reactor outside Beijing:

        https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-11-22/bill-gates-says-his-axed-nuclear-reactor-is-a-trade-war-warning

        Then in this article, Gates announces he will build reactors in the US north west.

        https://www.geekwire.com/2020/terrapower-advances-plans-next-gen-nuclear-plants-earning-bill-gates-praise/

        Quote

        The plan calls for work on the project to begin in 2021, and for the reactor to be completed by as early as 2026.

        Then, on Thursday, the Bellevue-based venture announced that it’s working with GE Hitachi on a reactor architecture that could supplement solar and wind energy systems with always-on electricity.

        The system architecture, known as Natrium, would involve building cost-competitive, sodium fast reactors as well as molten-salt energy storage systems. The heat generated by the 345-megawatt reactors could be stored in the molten-salt tanks, and converted into grid electricity to smooth out fluctuations in renewable energy.

        Bill Gates co-founded TerraPower in 2006 and serves as its chairman. Turning the Natrium concept into a reality will be “extremely difficult,” Gates said in a statement reported by Reuters, but he insisted that TerraPower team had “the expertise, commercial experience and the resources necessary” to follow through.

        TerraPower had been working with Chinese utilities to build a demonstration reactor, but that plan had to be scrapped in 2018 due to changes in U.S.-China policy made by the Trump administration. Now Gates and TerraPower are focusing on the U.S. market: Last year, The Washington Post reported that Gates would be willing to invest $1 billion and raise another billion dollars in private capital if Congress upped its support for nuclear technology development.

        Last month, the U.S. Senate passed the Nuclear Energy Leadership Act, but that legislation still has to be approved by the House.

        Endquote

    • cbeard September 1, 2020 at 3:23 pm #

      Do you consider the current circumstances in the big American cities to be good government. They are all run by democrats. As far as JHk’s change of heart goes, I believe it to be admirable that he doesn’t support the status quo. You and your kind are the ones who are hate filled and delusional. Hopefully, you will keep your promise not to return to this site.

  26. Mountain gal August 31, 2020 at 11:01 am #

    I totally agree Jim. Only difference is that I did vote for Trump in 2016 as no way was I voting for Hilary. What blows my mind now is that to confess that one is voting for Trump is seen as so risky. It’s ok to support a demented guy like Biden and the black female VP candidate that he was instructed to pick but to support the GOP makes one a persona non grata these days.

    Watching the chaos in the cities, the demonizing of all police(and numerous shootings of them that are occurring), the acceptance of looting as “reparations” and all of the other nonsense going down now with little pushback by those in charge makes me fear for this country. Can only imagine what it would would be like if the Dems were totally in charge with a Biden victory. No, I don’t want to even contemplate that.

  27. xxzzy999 August 31, 2020 at 11:13 am #

    Read “The Permanent Coup”, by: Lee Smith to fully understand the scope and depth of Obama’s crimes and motivation, and all things RussiaGate.

  28. crustyb August 31, 2020 at 11:15 am #

    This is a beautiful example of intellectual courage. It’s difficult these days to stand firm in one’s convictions, even amongst friends. The social sphere has taken on an ‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers’ feel; paranoia at being discovered to be one of the unconverted humans. Because that’s what these people appear to be: brainwashed automatons intent upon the destruction of our civilization.

    • SoftStarLight August 31, 2020 at 11:21 am #

      We need to destroy the pods before they complete the copies and hatch!!!! The main pod factories are actually schools and universities. If the cloning process isn’t stopped there then it is over and the pod people will win.

      • Sredni Vashtar August 31, 2020 at 1:46 pm #

        Yes, we have to destroy the pods in order to save the originals.

      • sevensec September 1, 2020 at 12:49 am #

        Alas I work in one of these pod-factories (despite all intentions otherwise). Fortunately I am quite isolated and have not faced any political loyalty-tests. But I can feel they are coming: the hyperbolic woke-guilting emails and petitions from “equity and inclusion” administrators have ramped exponentially since St. Floyd’s fentanyl-soaked demise.

        It sounds like you need no convincing, but I can assure you that the modern university is now a *comprehensively useless enterprise*. Though STEM is habitually described as relatively immune to political meddling, in reality one sees virtually no meaningful cures produced, and no fundamental discoveries about how Nature works. That well has largely run dry since the 1980s or so—a strong sign of “diminishing returns on complexity”, to use Our Host’s parlance.

        In place of such sensible or practical improvements, one instead now sees the rollout of an ever-creepier sequence of digital methods for social control—invariably with majority involvement by foreign (mainly Chinese) citizens, at taxpayer expense of course.

        In effect, the whole STEM research apparatus is being co-opted for the perfecting of despotism and surveillance, just as humanities has been weaponized into leftist lie-seeding and pod-budding.

        Now, the 2+2=5 loons are already banging on the laboratory door. Many are already inside. So more likely than not, STEM, too, will topple.

        I have already concluded that if Trump loses, the Pod-factories will quickly become a prison even for those who work in it, so I will make my exit as quickly and discreetly as possible. I am as tired of the acrid nonsense and false promise of “data” as I am tired of the undead wokenprole students and their petty tyrant rages. I wonder what carpentry is like…?

        • SoftStarLight September 1, 2020 at 1:37 am #

          What a very interesting perspective. Thank you for sharing it. I believe your conclusion regarding the fate of STEM is correct. I’ve seen several articles recently that appeared to indicate that both math and science are products of oppressive systems of Whiteness and mediums through which White Supremacy is asserted and maintained.

  29. K-Dog August 31, 2020 at 11:22 am #

    “The few times this Covid-19 year of seclusion that friends have come over for dinner, they’re horrified to hear me say that I will do whatever I can to prevent the Democrats from winning the election. I was never a big thumper for Donald Trump, and didn’t vote for him in 2016 (or Hillary), but I will this time.”

    Good I chose to leave. You can oppose Democrats without going to the dark size. I’m doing it. But if you are part of Trumps demographic and a racist Zionist I guess you see things another way.

    • vengeur August 31, 2020 at 11:30 am #

      And there it is. The anti -racist reveals his anti-Semitism.

      • newworld August 31, 2020 at 12:20 pm #

        Hundreds of Black Bloc took to the streets of Oakland, CA recently one night to chant “Death to America” I sincerely hope poor K-Dog has not fallen that far in life as to actually partake of such creepy fascistic behavior.

        • K-Dog August 31, 2020 at 2:27 pm #

          Go fuck yourself.

          • Nightowl August 31, 2020 at 3:33 pm #

            Damn, bro.

            You have flounced most emphatically.

          • K-Dog August 31, 2020 at 3:45 pm #

            I’ll repeat. Go fuck yourself.

          • K-Dog August 31, 2020 at 3:47 pm #

            Not that flouncing is bad. I looked it up.

          • Nightowl August 31, 2020 at 3:47 pm #

            It doesn’t reach.

          • Kim August 31, 2020 at 11:40 pm #

            “Not that flouncing is bad. I looked it up.”

            It’s in a tie with flaunting and flouting.

      • Travis August 31, 2020 at 2:54 pm #

        And you just know that he wants to call Jim the ‘N-word’. Yeah, the other N-word.

        • K-Dog August 31, 2020 at 3:44 pm #

          And you don’t know your ass from a hole in the ground.

          • Travis August 31, 2020 at 6:14 pm #

            You poor dear. Going through male menopause again are ye?

            Go to the Portland protest down the road there and get some of that frustration out. Maybe throw a rock or a frozen water bottle at a white nationalist cop or something.

    • tlauria August 31, 2020 at 12:55 pm #

      What’s the K in your handle stand for?

      • K-Dog August 31, 2020 at 2:28 pm #

        If you go to my website you will be able to figure it out. Look at the footer and send me an email.

        • Nightowl August 31, 2020 at 3:58 pm #

          “Visit my Web site, Kunstler readers. I flounced but I need readers, so I am back.”

          • Daddyotis August 31, 2020 at 5:29 pm #

            Bingo

          • K-Dog August 31, 2020 at 5:44 pm #

            I have had way more traffic since I left. The blogs I visit now have more readers. Sorry to disappoint you.

            I did come back today because of the pro-Trump admission. At least JHK is not pretending to be liberal anymore. He described himself as a liberal in a note to me. An insincere lie that pissed me off is what that was.

            Now he has to admit what he is. A poser.

          • Daddyotis August 31, 2020 at 5:47 pm #

            TDS. A case study.

          • K-Dog August 31, 2020 at 5:49 pm #

            And coming back was a mistake. I can handle deep state Trumptards fine enough, but I should have been expecting the animosity. The deep state does not want me here. Knowing that I know they are here is reason enough for them to go after me.

          • K-Dog August 31, 2020 at 5:53 pm #

            Because really who comes here anymore. JHK has blown his cred. Today he put the cherry on top.

            Trumptards don’t believe in a long emergency.

          • Daddyotis August 31, 2020 at 6:01 pm #

            LOL. “Trumptards”. LOLOLOL!

            Yeah, we can definitely see you’ve been expanding your horizons.

            Eyeroll.

          • Travis August 31, 2020 at 6:42 pm #

            K-Dog wrote: “And coming back was a mistake. I can handle deep state Trumptards fine enough, but I should have been expecting the animosity. The deep state does not want me here. Knowing that I know they are here is reason enough for them to go after me.”

            LOL!! Man there have been some great comedic posts today! I am very grateful because, again, I can always use a good laugh.

            But really Dawg, come on now…..I doubt that the deep state gives a flying flip about you. You’re not even a gnat on their radar.

          • malthuss August 31, 2020 at 7:18 pm #

            funny

        • jacobm36 September 1, 2020 at 11:43 am #

          Good man K-Dog.

          I’ll hop on one last time just to say peace out Jim and all of your trumptard followers…

          Years of failed doomsday predictions have turned old Jimmy into a stay off my lawn caricature… so unoriginal.

          But Jimmy saw how lucrative it can be to race bait and play identity politics, and so voila!… No more talk of long emergencies, because the true emergency is actually the “radical left”.

          L O fucking L.

          Peace.

      • Travis August 31, 2020 at 6:15 pm #

        It stands for ‘Kook’.

    • SerfsUp August 31, 2020 at 1:12 pm #

      “The Dark Size.”

      • K-Dog August 31, 2020 at 2:29 pm #

        Dark Side. As my typing speed goes up the frequency of mistakes does not abate. Thank You.

        • Sredni Vashtar September 1, 2020 at 1:15 am #

          Welcome black, gog.

        • Sredni Vashtar September 1, 2020 at 1:17 am #

          Can I interest you in a subscription to Sky and Telescope? Or perhaps you could submit some articles about racism. Our Masters in the Grand Nebula will be most pleased….

    • sophia August 31, 2020 at 1:38 pm #

      How to oppose the democrats if we don’t prevent the disaster of a Biden presidency. How can you in all honesty pretend that the right is darker than the left these days in light of the very issues that the commenters have brought forth here?

    • Daddyotis August 31, 2020 at 5:27 pm #

      I thought you had left.

      Lemme guess….you smartened up and realized that a vote for Trump is a vote for sanity.

      Woof woof

  30. gregor August 31, 2020 at 11:35 am #

    I have to agree completely with Jim’s post. I was a lifelong Democrat, but not anymore. They have become the corruption they once may have opposed.
    To do something about it, I’m making some signs… remember the old Burma-shave signs? That’s what I’m planning with the jingles below. Feel free to use them if you like. I think they are much more catchy than a simple Trump sign.

    The democratic leaders
    They sold us all out.
    We’re loosing our freedom,
    Of that there’s no doubt!
    Trump 2020

    First they dump Bernie
    And who do they pick?
    A man on a gurney,
    Or will be quite quick!
    Trump 2020

    Once a Democrat,
    Never again
    Stop the fascists,
    Vote republican,
    Trump 2020

    • benr August 31, 2020 at 12:21 pm #

      Nice.

    • sophia August 31, 2020 at 1:39 pm #

      Very good!

    • beantownbill. August 31, 2020 at 2:17 pm #

      Nice, I agree, except loosing should be spelled losing. You want the message to resonate, not the misspelling.

    • Q. Shtik August 31, 2020 at 10:36 pm #

      losing

  31. moflora August 31, 2020 at 11:40 am #

    JHK

    How sad.

    I have been reading your work since The Long Emergency. I’ve also purchased and read your World Made By Hand series. I have recommended your work to scores of people over the years. I faithfully listened to your podcasts with Duncan and any interviews I could find.

    I will not be steering people in your direction any longer or buying any more of your books.

    The JHK of old would not have suffered the graft and incompetence of the Trump regime without eviscerating the entire clan. For a while now you have chosen to ignore the thievery, self dealing and ineptitude. The Kushner foreign “policy”. Ivanka’s Chinese patents and deals worth millions and her “Find something new”campaign. The completely botched Virus response. The lies and misstatements of fact. The simple graft of steering government business and funds towards numerous Trump enterprises. The Tax cheating. The race baiting. The caging of children. All of it ripe for exposure and censure by your sharp wit and excellent writing skills. But, you have chosen the current fad of Trump apologia. You have co-signed on all of it. You like it. How sad.

    To be clear, much of your criticism of the Democrats is warranted. This is not a comment defending Biden or Harris or any of the corporate toadies on the hill. I expect Trump to win the election – by any means necessary – setting the stage for dynastic succession. My guess is you will approve of that also.

    Some balance would be nice. A little of the “a pox on both their houses” attitude would be much more helpful to your readers than fawning over Trump. But, you have partaken of the kool-aid and I no longer expect the JHK of the past to make an appearance.

    I’ve hesitated to comment here because of your fanclub of holocaust deniers, Q-anon devotees, white supremacists and the just plain mean spirited. However, after devoting much time to reading and appreciating your work over the years, I felt I owed you this comment.

    Now, I must go harvest spuds, feed Hercules the ox, gather eggs and work on the winter firewood supply. I’m getting too old for the chainsaw, so must work with it in small increments. Generally, it’s been a bountiful year. There will be a good apple crop. The plums were a disappointment and it was a tough spring for cherries. But, the goumi, hardy kiwi, pear, grapes and elderberry are going to give us plenty of wine making material. We enjoyed a very successful experiment growing sugar beets this year. I’ll be butchering lamb and mutton next month. We produce most of our own food. And so it goes into the Long Emergency.

    I wish you well.

    • vengeur August 31, 2020 at 11:53 am #

      Sounds like you have isolated and insulated yourself quite well from the Jacobin furor of Democrat controlled American cities. Bravo.

      • moflora August 31, 2020 at 12:51 pm #

        Vengeur

        Actually, I left the city when Nixon was president. Vietnam. The entire corporate shebang was called “the Military Industrial Complex” at that time. It still fits. Both major political parties are war parties.

        JHK stated a few months ago that he only attended anti-war rallies at that time for the company of young women. (and they were beautiful) Some of us actually were there to stop the war and were beaten for it. Repeatedly.

        Then, many of us left the cities, the suburbs and the war machine.

        I suggest to you that the ongoing, deepening environmental and energy crises are in fact the dominant forces in the destruction of the empire. This situation transcends political party and we get bogged down in the red vs blue crap. Your planet is suffocating.

        JHK used to write about this.

        I remember when the cities burned in 1968. Scores of people died.
        The current urban violence is kindergarten by comparison.

        Be well. Be kind. Very difficult times are upon us.

        • malthuss August 31, 2020 at 7:21 pm #

          I remember when the cities burned in 1968.
          So called ‘race riots’ were Black riots.

        • liveoak September 1, 2020 at 1:21 pm #

          moflora: I’m glad I stumbled onto your posts. I, too, have long respected JHK since reading The Long Emergency and some other works in years past. I, too, am somewhat shocked by the support of Trump and the single-focus many disaffected Dems and others seem to have right now; I think you are quite right that, compared to what our collective human actions are doing to the Biosphere (which just happens to be what supports all of our lives), this fighting over mask wearing and being “woke” is very small potatoes (no, unfortunately not even that substantial, since we can eat potatoes; this is all conceptual, a clash of socially constructed belief systems, “us” versus “them,” both of which seem to have become reduced down to the miniscule as far as meaningfulness goes).

          Trump has done everything he can think of to thumb his nose at people who care about nonhuman lives and ecosystem integrity, opening up nature reserves and further gutting the Endangered Species Act, and he doesn’t seem to give much of a flip about human life either (except for piously pretending concern for the “unborn”), getting rid of all that obnoxious “regulation” that was designed to protect our health. He’s buddy-buddy with Bolsonaro of Brazil, who’s working hard to push the Amazon past its tipping point. He’s got all kinds of “trade deals” in the works–just yesterday I saw an article in the NY Times (I know, I know, a left-wing rag these days) about how the fossil fuel industry plans to make up the shortfall from the current petroleum glut (clearly we do NOT need to be fighting wars over oil anymore, ever!) by churning out millions more tons of plastic (yep, that stuff that’s clogging the oceans, covering the beaches, and being discovered as microscopic particles in human tissues everywhere) in Africa, turning it into a “hub” for supplying plastic crap and other chemicals to countries all around the world while making it impossible for these countries to stop plastic waste from elsewhere being dumped inside their borders (https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/30/climate/oil-kenya-africa-plastics-trade.html). I think we can guess what sort of policy the US negotiators are pushing. Hey–how’s that for racism?

        • liveoak September 1, 2020 at 2:26 pm #

          moflora–my earlier response to you seems to have been placed under “malthuss”–I hope he or she has some appreciation for population issues, as the namesake suggests–another huge big-picture topic that needs to be addressed (and those who would call a person “racist” for suggesting that the people of SubSaharan Africa might perhaps choose NOT to add another 2 to 3 billion people to this planet by the end of the century, be damned—the Earth simply cannot handle that many more of ANY of us humans).

          At any rate, reflecting on the swelling pro-Trump, anti-Dem tide here, I’m seeing it as a delayed reaction, in fact a long-overdue response following realization of how very badly we have been misled and manipulated over a very long period of time; for those who have long looked to the Dems as their saviors from the moral quagmire only to finally discover them swimming among the turds with all the rest, I guess their gag reflex was finally activated. But it sure should have been activated a whole lot sooner, in all of us. The manipulation was so clearly and in fact demonstrably evident with the 9/11/2001 event that I guess our collective consciousness was shocked into cognitive shutdown: it simply went against what all of us knew about how the real world operates to accept that those three buildings were reduced to dust in the way we were told, but we had to believe it, because what was the alternative? (“home of the brave,” my ass!) A certain amount of post-event numbness might be forgivable, but it’s positively shameful that we have allowed the workings of our social psychology to continue to perpetuate this mythology in a positive feedback loop of group denial and taboo enforcement— the same mechanism that is now at work enforcing the groupthink within academia, and much more brutally than it was in my day. I watched the beginnings of the great academic thought-freeze develop under the GW Bush regime (was no one willing to stand up for freedom, for democracy, for the Constitution, or, say, just to speak the truth? apparently not), and I did at one time have hopes that we would begin speak freely again when Obama got into office, but those hopes were quickly dashed. Some people may have entertained similar hopes with the election of Trump. But surely this is not still the case? Until we can face up to the way we were scammed into taking off our shoes at airports and submitting to body scans, looking the other way as the forces of central control penetrated ever deeper into our lives “for our own protection” (supposedly synonymous with “national security”) under BOTH administrative banners, we may as well forget about the bullshit issues we’re fighting over today. All distractions from the big picture, which everybody still wants to deny. Direct your anger toward what really deserves it.

          • Q. Shtik September 1, 2020 at 3:36 pm #

            I hope he or she has some appreciation for population issues, – liveoak

            ========

            I can’t speak for Malthuss but…

            As crazy as it sounds I think to save the planet we need a massive die-off of about 7 billion people over a hundred year period, leaving us with just a half billion.

        • abbybwood September 1, 2020 at 2:40 pm #

          Just read today where businesses looted and burned and destroyed by BLM will not be re-built using “insurance” unless the owner can pay out of pocket for the demolition.

          So much for the moron BLM “activists” claiming insurance will cover the damages.

          Oops. Our bad.

    • benr August 31, 2020 at 12:23 pm #

      Good luck.
      Hope winter finds you well stocked and sane.

    • Sredni Vashtar August 31, 2020 at 12:36 pm #

      When you butcher the lamb, will you put the sins of America on it? Or will you, like the Indians, apologize to the little beast and say a prayer for its soul?

      To paraphrase Rabbi Hillel, if we are not for ourselves, who will be?

      • moflora August 31, 2020 at 1:33 pm #

        S.V.

        Interesting you bring up Hillel.

        “If I am not for myself, who is for me? And if I am only for myself, what am I? If not now, when?” “What is hateful to yourself, do not do to your fellow man.”

        All good stuff. All relevant.

        Butchering animals I’ve raised is never an easy thing for me. Prayers, tears and a profound sense of gratitude every time. However, I feel much worse when I must eat factory raised meat. The slavery, terror and poison involved is bad for my digestion.

        Indeed, the sins of America are something we all carry with us – just as we also carry the ideals, courage and accomplishments of those who preceded us.

        I’m sorry that JHK has ceased to write about the larger transcendent issues. That is probably also a sign of the end of empire.

        It’s very dry here. Smoke in the air. We’ve seen a loss of about 80% in the bird population in the last few years. Many of the native tree species are in trouble. That might not be as important to you all as whatever the hell “woke” is, but it is real life – or the decline of real life. It’s happening now and there may be no recovery from it.

        Oh yeah, it was a GREAT year for huckleberries.

        • Sredni Vashtar August 31, 2020 at 1:50 pm #

          Thank you. What do you think about vegetarianism? Not possible?

          One guy who used to post here said we needed to eat meat in order to fertilize the land with their shit. But the Hindus keep cattle for the milk and the brawn of oxen that pull the plows. And get the shit too.

        • malthuss August 31, 2020 at 7:22 pm #

          Many of the native tree species are in trouble. –Due to chemtrails?

    • malthuss August 31, 2020 at 7:20 pm #

      California is under Newsoms rule.
      I agree about DTs virus failure, Donald Trump should be telling people C19 is fake [at this point] and fire Fauci, as well.

    • Rulo Deschamps August 31, 2020 at 8:43 pm #

      @Moflora: Please don’t leave. I’m also a longtime reader. I’m also an organic farmer. It’s very hard for me too to butcher, but I do it with respect towards the animal, as I’m sure you do as well. I also dislike Holocaust deniers and keyboard bullies and those aching for war to start, for violence. I’ve been through enough war and trouble to know better. I dislike Trump as well, always did, crass and selfish and $ obsessed and a braggart and all that. Like JHK, I didn’t vote for him the first time, or for Hillary. JHK has convinced me to not sit this one out like I had planned. I will vote for him because the stakes are just too high. I don’t think JHK is a fan of the man either. Hell, most comments I read here today admitted Trump’s errors and shortcomings. We need voices like yours in this forum. I rarely participate, but always read. The Nazi sometimes makes very good points that reveal a depth of understanding and wide readings and education. The Dog, mostly insufferable in his egomania, also has on occasion written something good. The Scottish lady Alba has a wonderful sense of humor, wit, and common sense. And so on. You can always find something good here, if you’re patient. JHK writes with courage and flair, he’s the real thing. Of course you can disagree. Why don’t you argue your points respectfully instead of giving up? Only clowns and bots get laughed out of here. Nobody would laugh at someone like you, even if we disagree. Stick around!

    • Rulo Deschamps August 31, 2020 at 8:47 pm #

      A bit confusing to determine where to click to answer to Moflora’s comment. I’ll paste it here and see if it works, sorry.
      @Moflora: Please don’t leave. I’m also a longtime reader. I’m also an organic farmer. It’s very hard for me too to butcher, but I do it with respect towards the animal, as I’m sure you do as well. I also dislike Holocaust deniers and keyboard bullies and those aching for war to start, for violence. I’ve been through enough war and trouble to know better. I dislike Trump as well, always did, crass and selfish and $ obsessed and a braggart and all that. Like JHK, I didn’t vote for him the first time, or for Hillary. JHK has convinced me to not sit this one out like I had planned. I will vote for him because the stakes are just too high. I don’t think JHK is a fan of the man either. Hell, most comments I read here today admitted Trump’s errors and shortcomings. We need voices like yours in this forum. I rarely participate, but always read. The Nazi sometimes makes very good points that reveal a depth of understanding and wide readings and education. The Dog, mostly insufferable in his egomania, also has on occasion written something good. The Scottish lady Alba has a wonderful sense of humor, wit, and common sense. And so on. You can always find something good here, if you’re patient. JHK writes with courage and flair, he’s the real thing. Of course you can disagree. Why don’t you argue your points respectfully instead of giving up? Only clowns and bots get laughed out of here. Nobody would laugh at someone like you, even if we disagree. Stick around!

      • moflora September 1, 2020 at 4:18 pm #

        Rulo D

        Thank you so much for your kind reply.

        I’m an anachronism. I try to not write anything online that I would not say to a person’s face. When the comment section degenerates into Fight Club I lose interest quickly.

        Regarding Trump…

        “…They say that patriotism is the last refuge to which a scoundrel clings.
        Steal a little and they’ll throw you in jail, steal a lot and they’ll make you king.” –Bob Dylan

        Admittedly, someone may decide that the graft, narcissism and base behavior of Trump is the price we have to pay for somehow thwarting the Deep State. This is the end of the empire. There is no thwarting that. As JHK has pointed out many times, there is no going back to the old days. Good or not.

        I do expect Trump to win re-election. I sincerely doubt that the man has the depth to comprehend the level of crisis the world is in. I’d like to be proven wrong. But I’m not.

        However, I understand the motivation of those who make the lesser-of-evils calculation and vote for Trump. I will be writing-in the name of someone who is hopefully not proven to be a criminal.

        I find the post election prospects to be terrifying no matter who wins.

        I am reminded of the words of Utah Phillips a folk singer and activist who died a few decades ago.
        “Don’t vote. It just encourages them.”

        Thanks for asking me to stick around.

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

      I’ve been reading this blog for a long time. I came to it via Kunstler’s “The Geography of Nowhere,” a cutting and also very funny look at the man-made American environment.

      I found myself coming back to this blog for the wickedly clever evisceration of both sides of the political aisle, where politicians were too corrupt and greedy to save us from the real problems of the day. The abuse was delightfully (and justly) nonpartisan. To see JHK give up and pick sides after everything he has written is a great loss.

      What has changed? Can politics suddenly save us after all? Is it really just a simple choice between Republicans=Good and Democrats=Evil? Much published by JHK prior to 2016 doesn’t support this. The early writings were truly inspirational and audacious.

      In any case, I am sorry to see a unique perspective go by the wayside. I have been going through the archives lately to try to remember some of the classic JHK. Here’s something from August 24, 2015:

      The trouble is that it’s not inconceivable Trump could get elected. Farfetched, perhaps, but not out of the question. The USA is heading for a very rough patch of history — as those of you with your eyes on the stock indexes lately may suspect. The country stands an excellent chance of waking up some morning soon to discover it is broke and broken. When that happens, all the anxiety and animus will be focused on looking for scapegoats, and they are likely to be the wrong ones. World leaders considered Hitler a clown in the early going, too, you know. But the Germans were wild about him. He pushed a lot of the right buttons under the circumstances. Trump is worse than Hitler. And the American people, alas, are now surely a worse lot of ignorant, raging, tattooed slobs than the German people were in 1933. Be very afraid.

    • John Parulis September 2, 2020 at 10:23 pm #

      Refreshing to read your posts moflora. For a minute I thought I was in Republican Purgatory. I agree with many of your sentiments. Looks like Jim did a Christopher Hitchens on us (Iraq invasion, support for junior fuck up Bush etc waterboarding expert, …Christ). I still watch and love Hitchens videos (met him once on The Nation’s first cruise), I support Jim’s brilliant analyses, guests and intellectual courage. I continue to support him with $$ on the Patreon page and will continue, even though I disagree with his swing to the village idiot. I am a life long Democrat, yet I dispise the party more than anything now. I agree with much of Jim’s bulldozing of its sad failings, but…. but “illegal immigrants” Christine Ford? Jesus H. Christ Jim. You must know those issues are very layered. I have experiience in the worlds of each as a 4 decades contractor in California and being close to those ravaged by sexual abuse. Jim your insights on the collapse of the global order are much too important to give up on. Your range and quality of guests are equally important. No matter who occupies the White House, this country is rapidly heading towards collapse and re-ordering. Politics is a hopeless circle jerk. I prefer to stay active in my local community and work with people I can get to know personally. I’m thinking of writing in my dog’s name for president.

  32. wm5135 August 31, 2020 at 11:42 am #

    Few in any quarter _____________ understand the long emergency we’ve entered, and most who do are too timid to spell out what it will actually require of us in the way of rigor and fortitude.

    should you have a full length mirror in your home go look into it and ask: What am I prepared to contribute to liberty and justice for all?

    or:

    Do I really want a government of the people, by the people and for the people?

    If your answer is THE RIGHT PEOPLE, is that not what you have now?

    “There are people who think that honesty is always the best policy. This is a superstition. There are times when the appearance of it is worth six of it.” Twain – Following the Equator

    Whose ox is it?

    Exodus 21:29
    But if the ox has a reputation for goring, and its owner has been warned yet does not restrain it, and it kills a man or woman, then the ox must be stoned and its owner must also be put to death.

    • Sredni Vashtar August 31, 2020 at 12:46 pm #

      Too much diversity kills any hope of Constitutional Democracy, with each group trying to get as much as it can. If Whites don’t also try, we will end up with nothing. Beautiful losers. Is this what you want? Sure sounds like it. And is such loserdom virtuous? Not in my book.

      • bluekayak August 31, 2020 at 1:20 pm #

        Lee Kwan Yu, the benevolent despot of remarkable Singapore, put it best – “In a multiethnic society, all politics becomes racial.”

        • Sredni Vashtar August 31, 2020 at 2:04 pm #

          Yet they have Indians and Chinese. How do they get along? Are they mixing or just ignoring each other outside of work?

          Very high IQ populations in both camps I imagine. Even if it works in this microcosm, I question it would work if the masses of both countries were mixing.

          • Rupert August 31, 2020 at 2:07 pm #

            If I recall Singapore has the IQ shredder problem. Terminally low fertility. It sucks up entrepreneurial, intelligent souls from an entire hemisphere and they end up barren. Sad, that.

          • bluekayak August 31, 2020 at 2:14 pm #

            Mostly Chinese, significant Indian (Tamil) and Malay minorities, a fair number of Europeans (largely British). It’s a strictly run and authoritarian society; you can’t even jay-walk there, but at the same time it’s not oppressive feeling at all. And the government actually cares about the general welfare (most housing is public housing, but nothing like NYCHA hellholes).

          • Travis August 31, 2020 at 11:02 pm #

            Do one thing for me, Sredni Vashtar.

          • Kim August 31, 2020 at 11:47 pm #

            In Singapore, the Chinese run things.

  33. Kellyfrombayfield August 31, 2020 at 11:48 am #

    Quote: ”
    But it has also managed to infect business, government, and the arts, and turned the general population into cowering hostages willing to lie about their convictions to avoid “cancellation.”

    And : Sports…..Is there anyone that can look past it’s woke/cancellation

    Very good post Jim.

  34. scoubidou123 August 31, 2020 at 12:05 pm #

    Congratulations on your coming out. To publicly state: “Yes I am a Trump supporter” is… brave.

    I did not make mine yet.

  35. malthuss August 31, 2020 at 12:09 pm #

    Lost Angeles, tomorrow is the start of month 7 of martial law.

    But Newsom kept his winery open and rumor has it he made big bucks in a pay off to keep the Covid hysteria going.

  36. Goodwalkspoiled August 31, 2020 at 12:11 pm #

    Bravo.

  37. Jeremy August 31, 2020 at 12:11 pm #

    Here in the UK I voted Brexit and in doing so alienated most of my friends and family.

    My decision had nothing to do with the anti-immigrant sentiment that the UK media promotes is behind such a vote. Rather it is my disdain for the utterly corrupt and fascist nature of the anti democratic body that is the EU. In the pocket of a cabal of banksters and corporate Titans the Eurocrats think nothing of destroying one of their own (Greece) for their champagne socialist ideals.

    So, in a strange way, I was able to juxtapose the situation of you voting for Trump with me voting Brexit.

    It’s just not the “woke” thing to the ‘average’ clueless observer.

    I disdain Trump, who will surely sacrifice the Planet for a profit – but agree with all you have said re the Dems. They simply don’t deserve your vote for the reasons you have laid out so eloquently.

    • Kim August 31, 2020 at 11:49 pm #

      Europe made Britain destroy its fishing fleet.

      For Napoleon, that would have been a dream.

      • GreenAlba September 1, 2020 at 9:57 am #

        What a shame Mr Farage couldn’t be arsed to attend the Fisheries talks while being paid huge amounts to blow his own trumpet at the European Parliament. And the British taxpayer is still stuck with paying his £73,000 EU pension in perpetuity. I bet a few fishing families would be grateful for that just to sit on their backside for decades.

  38. feralandroid August 31, 2020 at 12:14 pm #

    Sometimes Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camach is the solution.

    He was able to find the smartest person in the world…

    • Sredni Vashtar August 31, 2020 at 12:49 pm #

      Idiocracy: surely a movie worth watching or re-watching

      Brawndo! It has what plants like.

      Camacho. You left off the o.

      • Q. Shtik August 31, 2020 at 11:00 pm #

        Camacho. You left off the o. – Sredni

        ========

        OMG, don’t tell me you, of all people, are going to start correcting people. That’s rich!

        You have left a letter off the front end or back end of more words than any other commenter on this board. You should be ashamed.

        • Sredni Vashtar September 1, 2020 at 1:22 am #

          Now, none of that. Now see here Q: Biden blames Trump for exactly what his Party has funded and endorsed. Caused if you will.

          Anglin:

          Tucker Carlson said that this Biden speech was possibly the most dishonest speech in American political history.

          I think he’s right. It is literally beyond belief. It’s difficult to process that they are actually, literally, claiming that Donald Trump caused Black Lives Matter to riot.

          Tucker also zeroed in on one line: “does anyone think there will be less violence in America if Donald Trump is reelected?” He identified that as a mafia-style threat, which it obviously is. The average person hears that and doesn’t necessarily recognize it as a threat, but understands that it is probably true. And that is a powerful new talking point: “if you don’t vote for us, we’re going to burn this bitch down.”

          It’s unlikely that swing voters will respond well to that threat. It’s much more likely that people are going to go out to vote and just go down the line checking “R” to ensure that they get Republican mayors and governors. Because again: the riots only happen in Democrat cities. Democrat cities are going to abolish the police. Democrat New York just cut a billion dollars from the police, and the city has turned into “The Warriors.”

          Backtracking and changing the narrative from “the riots are great” to “the riots are terrible and Donald Trump’s fault” happened so fast you could get whiplash trying to follow it. The first time I saw them say anything negative about the riots was when Don Lemon said it on Wednesday.

          The change was purely a result of polling. The Democrats thought they could keep the white guilt train rolling all the way to November, and that operation was botched. At some point, people say, “okay, fine, I’m a racist, okay? Sure. I’m a racist who is tired of living in constant fear of violence. Just make it stop.”

          All of this information coming out is probably also trickling down to some of these normies. For example, the George Floyd videos. And the fact that 81% of blacks want the same or more cops in their neighborhood.

          Whatever the case, Black Lives Matter has lost virtually all support, after having been very popular immediately following the George Floyd hoax.

          They had this whole thing set up that if you didn’t support BLM, you wanted to murder black people because of you found the tone of their skin aesthetically displeasing, but they just kept inciting all of this insane violence, burning all of these buildings, looting, attacking the police, etc.

          Talk about dropping the ball.

          Furthermore, they’re going to have a helluva time convincing their own supporters that the riots are bad. Morning Joe came out and said it on Twitter, and people responded as if they’d just watched him murder an intern.

          I do not think this was a plan, at all. That feels really good.

          The plan has been going totally smoothly since they first launched this lunatic virus hoax. I was feeling like I was in a scripted movie, from the time it started. Being forced into damage control over these riots is the crack I was waiting for, and it feels stupendous.

          Now, if Donald Trump would just come out and endorse our boy Kyle, I’d be having a perfect week.

          SV: Those of us who have battled Evil know about this “reverse the charges” technique. Having it be Exactly the same thing as they did is an essential part of it. The example Tucker and Anglin give should make it clear. Thank you stars you haven’t had to experience this first hand.

          • Q. Shtik September 1, 2020 at 1:20 pm #

            Sredni, before I read all this, does it have anything to do with my comment at 11:00 pm?

    • Nightowl August 31, 2020 at 3:41 pm #

      That was the comparison I used for Trump just before the primaries wound down.

      Then I researched his proposed policies and, post election, observed his actions as president.

      Now I compare him to JFK and mock fantasists.

  39. sophia August 31, 2020 at 12:16 pm #

    That was very well done Jim and I thank you for it. We all should do whatever we appropriately can to foster this awakening to reality. I continue to be gobsmacked at those who still don’t see.

  40. Jigplate August 31, 2020 at 12:36 pm #

    I’m gratified that our host saw fit to single out NYC schools chancellor Richard Carranza, as he was my former boss. During the last few years of my career, I experienced staff development activities which are ostensibly supposed to be about developing staff into better teachers, devolve into Maoist struggle sessions that had the express intent to emasculate and shame white teachers. This week, the NYC teachers union will hold a strike vote over the return to school plan. If they vote to strike, they’ll be voting themselves out of a job. They take themselves too seriously. They think that they are educators, when in realty they are nothing more than babysitters for NYC’s permanent underclass.

    • Sredni Vashtar August 31, 2020 at 12:50 pm #

      Well said as well. And the higher ups? Commissars.

  41. feralandroid August 31, 2020 at 12:46 pm #

    Don’t forget Trumps support of 2A. The last thing I want is to go into the long emergency with my guns taken away.

  42. tlauria August 31, 2020 at 12:48 pm #

    Smokin’ today, Jim. You hit every point squarely on its head.

  43. Sredni Vashtar August 31, 2020 at 12:56 pm #

    Michael Moore calls it in his facebook post:

    Sorry to have to provide the reality check again, but when CNN polled registered voters in August in just the swing states, Biden and Trump were in a virtual tie. In Minnesota, it’s 47-47. In Michigan, where Biden had a big lead, Trump has closed the gap to 4 points. Are you ready for a Trump victory? Are you mentally prepared to be outsmarted by Trump again? Do you find comfort in your certainty that there is no way Trump can win? Are you content with the trust you’ve placed in the DNC to pull this off? The Biden campaign just announced he’ll be visiting a number of states— but not Michigan. Sound familiar? I’m warning you almost 10 weeks in advance. The enthusiasm level for the 60 million in Trump’s base is OFF THE CHARTS! For Joe, not so much. Don’t leave it to the Democrats to get rid of Trump. YOU have to get rid of Trump. WE have to wake up every day for the next 67 days and make sure each of us are going to get a hundred people out to vote. ACT NOW!

    SV: This is typical of the split in this man’s consciousness. He has the street smarts to know which way the wind is blowing, but he doesn’t have the higher wisdom to know that the Democrats aren’t worth fighting for. I’d call him a Commissar with his high IQ and cunning, but actually he is better than that. He does care about the Truth and knocked it out of the park with his movie, Planet of Humans. And he was willing to stand against all of “his people” on that one. He is simply wildly uneven, a very developed man in some ways and not in others. Incredibly on track on minute and totally off the mark the next.

    • Nightowl August 31, 2020 at 3:44 pm #

      Yes and know. I think he does have that higher wisdom. Moore is a pretty intelligent guy, but he can’t overcome his own cognitive dissonance.

      He reminds me of Chris Hedges in many ways.

      • Nightowl August 31, 2020 at 3:45 pm #

        “Know” = “no.”

        • GreenAlba August 31, 2020 at 6:01 pm #

          It’s OK – we know you lost your dictionary. And your punctuation manual.

    • sharonsj August 31, 2020 at 8:46 pm #

      Moore may be right because the Dems have learned nothing from Hillary’s loss. Biden has no plans to go to Detroit, an important swing state. He’s already told Wall Street the opposite of what’s in his platform–and I’m not sure he even knows what his platform is. He’s stated that, if president, things will fundamentally not change. The base is not excited and former Bernie supporters, well, a very large percentage of them will not vote for Biden (me included).

      But I’m not voting for Trump either. Instead of putting kids in cages, why isn’t he going after the employers? That would make a big dent in the number of illegals. (By the way, I’m a Democrat and I am against open borders.) And the biggest problem: everyone he’s brought into his administration is a grifter. Instead of draining the swamp, he’s filling it up. And he went along with giving the military $550 billion extra, so don’t expect him to end our endless wars.

      Both parties suck.

      • Kim September 1, 2020 at 12:03 am #

        @ sharonsj

        Instead of putting kids in cages,

        See where you lose the reader? You know for a fact that it was under Obama that that was done (no need to go into the usefulness or ethics of it) yet here you are trying it on again.

        This is where you lose your credibility.

        “why isn’t he going after the employers?”

        Because the left and never-Trumpers and Chamber of Commerce RINOs don’t want it. Otherwise they would support e-verify.

        https://www.golifa.com/the-left-now-admits-that-they-dont-want-e-verify-because-it-will-deny-criminal-employers-from-having-their-illegal-workers/

        https://www.thecentersquare.com/florida/e-verify-set-to-enflame-florida-republican-rifts-again-in/article_63bac048-f9cb-11e9-889b-37d856c8dc59.html

        Even before Sen. Tom Lee, R-Thonotosassa, filed a bill that would require all state employers to use the federal E-Verify system to validate workers’ immigration status – a priority for Gov. Ron DeSantis – the same Republican-aligned forces that stymied similar legislation two of the last three sessions were campaigning against it.

        Lee, a former Senate president, introduced Senate Bill 664 last week, but a coalition of more than 60 business leaders and former elected officials, the Immigration Partnership and Coalition Fund Coalition (IMPAC), had been lobbying against it since September.

        By the way, I’m a Democrat and I am against open borders.

        Then you should be pleased with the Wall (fence) and the huge reduction in illegal crossings this year.

        You should also be pleased to read this:

        One battle won this week, for the mean time at least, was the Supreme Court ruling that allowed the Trump Administration to implement its public charge rule. Public charge laws have been on the books for over a century, and the administration is seeking to bring the rule up to date to reduce the admittance of immigrants who will rely on taxpayer-funded public benefits — 63% of foreign-born headed households use at least one welfare program, according to an analysis of Census Bureau date by the Center for Immigration Studies.

        so don’t expect him to end our endless wars.

        Trump is the first president in decades to NOT start new wars and to try to extract the USA from old ones.

        Given your stated views, it sounds to me like you should vote for Trump.

        • Sredni Vashtar September 1, 2020 at 12:50 pm #

          Are you sure Trump wants it? About half way through his term he said, “I want these people here. The economy is so good!”. In other words, solve the illegal problem by just legalizing everyone. The old Bush genius solution.

      • Q. Shtik September 1, 2020 at 12:41 am #

        Both parties suck. – sharonsj

        ==========

        Not only do both parties suck, anyone who would take up the vocation of ‘politician’ earns my utter contempt.

        I hasten to point out that despite my comment at 9:41 pm (posted way up-thread concerning Kamala Harris and the despicably slanted NYT) I have not voted for decades and will not vote in the future unless the ballot contains a box effectively labeled “None of the Above.”

      • GoLightRail September 1, 2020 at 8:54 pm #

        sharon sj: Thank you! You are a rare voice of reason in a wasteland of fear-driven right wing ideology that this post and the comments unfortunately are. I’m surprised and disappointed that JHK, a very reasonable man with great common sense, would go along, in so many areas in his post, with the right wing talking points and beliefs. JHK’s post and the comments are more like Breitbart or Newsmax than anything I’ve heard before from JHK, and I hope that Kunstler and his website don’t devolve in this direction. In his post, Kunstler says that Trump is “reducing the government’s stranglehold on private enterprise”, when in reality, he wants to ban Tik-Tok, which is a private company. He then says Trump is “opposing the matrix of rackets that make up the DC swamp”. Yeah, that was a nice campaign talking point by Trump, but Trump in actuality has filled his cabinet with cronies who know nothing about the departments they’re put in charge of (some of them family members), and whom he fires once they do anything that would oppose him, that is, if they’ve not already been arrested, indicted and jailed. Not included in his post but part of many of his podcasts is JHK’s criticism of money losing energy sectors such shale oil exploration and the endless bad behavior and rackets in the financial sector. But never does he mention that Trump and the GOP are, much more that the Democrats, the enablers, cheerleaders, and apologists for these rackets.

  44. Cavepainter August 31, 2020 at 1:12 pm #

    As demonstrated through history there’s a threshold in the human psyche beyond which intellect is shunted aside by a limbic fear of falling outside of social order power shifts – “heard reflex”. Like all fear thresholds, tolerance levels differ among individuals, but the reaction scales upward reliably with each measure of apparent “shift”, as evidenced by how even within the higher levels of education – where scholarly objectivity is supposed to prevail – we witness an abandonment of intellectual faculty. Campuses now are not just centers of “wokeness”, but where justification is the most intellectually disingenuous as pure confabulation.

  45. Sredni Vashtar August 31, 2020 at 1:14 pm #

    Moore’s video, “The biggest fuck you in human history” from four years ago. A classic.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDL3Yjl31K8

    He has the empathy to get inside the minds and hearts of the working class, but in the end he is against them for some reason.

    • draupnir August 31, 2020 at 6:09 pm #

      They should really run that again. It’s still valid.

    • Majella August 31, 2020 at 6:53 pm #

      Moore is ‘against’ working people? That’s SO FAR from the reality it’s laughable. The main Player in this equation who has no regard for ‘working people’ is this joke president.

      • benr August 31, 2020 at 8:01 pm #

        Please enough with your hyperbole already you have zero proof of such a boundless untrue claim.

        • Majella August 31, 2020 at 8:52 pm #

          Ask any of the ‘working stiff’ NYC contractors he bilked when building his vanity palaces, benr:

          https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/columnists/mike-kelly/2020/01/24/donald-trump-still-owes-money-to-contractors-who-built-taj-mahal-atlantic-city/4547037002/

          • benr August 31, 2020 at 10:13 pm #

            Sour grapes to be sure but what is the actual truth?
            Many other counts of people saying he treated them well who do you believe. Well we know you are a antiTump tool so that is rhetorical.
            We had a fire here in San Diego 2008 and it destroyed many of the houses in crest.
            The contractors hired to rebuild the houses tended to start the work get a big pay day and skip off leaving the homeowner screwed.
            One of my surfing buddies lived in a trailer for almost a decade as a result of a contractor screwing him over.
            If Trump was so horrible he would not have had so many successes so common sense says your story has ulterior motives behind it.

          • Majella September 2, 2020 at 3:46 am #

            benr – it’s up to you to refute this (and the myriad other stories). ‘Whataboutery’ is not enough.

          • Nightowl September 3, 2020 at 5:06 am #

            No, Jello. It is not up to Benr to refute anything. It is up to you or the person making the claim. The burden of truth lies on the accuser — who, at present, curiously won’t speak to anyone according to the article.

            I wonder where the court documents are, and what story they tell? How mysterious.

            Low IQ.

          • Majella September 3, 2020 at 8:52 am #

            The SDNY will have the last word, Narc-owl. Let’s do a ‘Trump’ and just see what happens…

  46. Greg August 31, 2020 at 1:19 pm #

    Soft Star Light,

    “pod factories” Good one!

    And Biden’s a “Trojan hearse.” ; )

    • SoftStarLight September 1, 2020 at 2:03 am #

      Lol yes that is great :-)! And the mourners surrounding the hearse grieve its emergence from the basement 😉

  47. roccofire August 31, 2020 at 1:38 pm #

    JHK, excellent summation of walking away. I am an old liberal, not a progressive, one old timer like me calls herself a Kennedy Democrat.
    I am nostalgic of the Democrat party fighting for us working class blue collar guys , like the current Netflix show Cobra Kai, I miss the 80’s when I thought the Democrats fought for the working class, NOT for free stuff but a chance to work, grow, and learn. The old Star Trek motto Where no man(person) has gone before. That party is gone, and like Johnny Lawrence from the Karate kid who is now an old dude, he cant relate to this new era of enlightenment(?) Good writing, and now off to work to deal with our emergency dept adventures, wear your mask, Mother nature does not care of your politics, learn her rules.

    • Sredni Vashtar August 31, 2020 at 1:54 pm #

      My People were UNION. Three pictures on the Wall: Jesus Christ, my uncle the priest, and John F Kennedy. Until they spat in our face…..

      • elysianfield August 31, 2020 at 6:49 pm #

        “Three pictures on the Wall: Jesus Christ…”

        Sredni,
        Admit it, goddamnit! He was white…you seen the proof….

        • Sredni Vashtar August 31, 2020 at 8:38 pm #

          I’m White and worship White. It’s alright for non-Whites to portray Him as they are. He is above race. But He was Caucasian in terms of the factual reality.

  48. sanspeur August 31, 2020 at 1:44 pm #

    Ladies and Gentlemen, I bring you HARD evidence of how Trump is fomenting violence in the USA.

    HE IS THE ONE THAT IS THE CAUSE OF ALL TRIBULATION.

    https://streamable.com/czam96

    • draupnir August 31, 2020 at 6:11 pm #

      Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahah

  49. oilie August 31, 2020 at 1:52 pm #

    As to why the Dems picked Biden; it was to avoid Bernie. Not that they disagree with Bernie, though. They love him still, but they understood that the country wasn’t ready for him and Trump would have stomped him. While Bernie had been sufficiently mussed up for the public to disapprove of him, the Dems sincerely believe that his ideas can be sold under a different label.

  50. Sredni Vashtar August 31, 2020 at 2:01 pm #

    https://www.westernjournal.com/cdc-now-says-94-covid-deaths-underlying-condition/

    Only six percent of the covid deaths are reliably real. In other words, massive fraud has been perpetrated. The only reason they released this is that a good coup is underway with Fauci and Birx being pushed to the side, if not out.

    Meanwhile thousands of German Patriots stormed the Reichstag, some carrying pictures of Trump or Putin. This Global Tyranny must not stand – even if it hurts John Az or Alba. Human Freedom is more important than the feelings of elderly individuals.

    • GreenAlba August 31, 2020 at 2:55 pm #

      You seem unable to interpret anything much, Janos.

      The 94% of deaths where there was an underlying condition (note that word ‘underlying’) still died of Covid. If I have an underlying condition that gives me difficulty in getting across a road safely and a car hits me, I’ve died of a road traffic accident, not general frailty. I might have had another five years of decent but frail life left in me.

      I am not ‘hurt’ by anything you dream up about Covid. My position remains pretty much the same – that the lockdown here (I can’t speak for you) was probably necessary, but very probably too long, and that I’m very happy the kids are now back at school and most businesses open (some pose diffictulties). AND that social distancing and mask wearing still seem to reduce the rate of transmission (but obviously don’t prevent transmission), which still seems to be a good thing overall.

      So play whatever games you want with the statistics – we’ve known for ages that underlying conditions make people more vulnerable to dying of Covid

      • GreenAlba August 31, 2020 at 2:59 pm #

        And you will of course have noted the statistics neurodoc supplied about the large percentage of patients suffering from long-term, and probably permanent organ damage (no matter what their age or if they had underlying conditions or not?). I presume he meant the percentage of hospitalised patients and not all patients, as the figure would seem excessive if it were the latter – and how would you know anyway?

      • Sredni Vashtar August 31, 2020 at 3:18 pm #

        Everyone will be exposed sooner or later! All! All will be tested – All! How dare you put yourself above other like this. We go one we go all.

        Exceptions can be made for you and other oldies but goodies of course. Why not structure society around your (generic geriatric) problems with constipation too? Ban all things that constipate? Mandate as mandatory all things that promote good movements? Look at poor Bozeman, the King of Wakanda. Dead of colon cancer. Why not make colon exams mandatory for all – including children?

        • GreenAlba August 31, 2020 at 5:53 pm #

          I have no idea what you’re talking about, Janos. I haven’t been tested. My husband is a medic and hasn’t been tested.

          What restructuring is it you think I requested?

          As for the rest (constipation? what’s with you?), you’ve just lost the plot. Sorry.

        • GreenAlba September 1, 2020 at 12:27 pm #

          Note that the example of the frail ‘I’ crossing the road was entirely hypothetical and with a pretty old person in mind. Going by my mother’s experience, I could easily have another 20 good years, so I’m willing to make a slight effort not to get permanent organ damage that I don’t need. And I don’t want to cost the NHS any more money than necessary.

          Wouldn’t it be ironic if it happened to you instead, since neurodoc says it’s regardless of age?

          Imagine the rest of your life not being able to walk up a staircase. But you’d have an excuse for not helping that black guy pick up the stuff he dropped on the pavement in front of you. 🙂

          I’d bet SSL would have just helped him (or anyone else) pick up his stuff, without over-thinking it. Just a gut feeling.

      • Sredni Vashtar August 31, 2020 at 3:20 pm #

        Face it old girl – you’ve been had. You believed the Lie. The Flu, Covid or otherwise, is one of the ways people are taken out of this life. What else is new?

        • GreenAlba August 31, 2020 at 6:11 pm #

          The flu is caused by an influenza virus. Covid is caused by a coronavirus. So Covid isn’t a variant of flu. You’d think if you were going to pretend to know something about it you’d have grasped the basics by now.

          I recall telling you (not you personally) more than once about flu being ‘the old man’s friend’.

          You were warned by neurodoc to stop talking tripe about the virus.

          Old boy.

          The figures given by the good doc for serious sequelae:

          https://kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/the-duration-of-what/#comment-512398

          And a reminder of how impressed he was by your vast knowledge:

          https://kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/good-trouble-and-not-good-trouble/#comment-510931

          • Majella August 31, 2020 at 6:36 pm #

            ‘Neurodoc’ is a weird one – posting valid information about the sequelae of COVID infection on one hand, yet claiming that the looming vaccine will be used to deliver a GPS tracking device into your body/bloodstream. Quite a conundrum.

          • Sredni Vashtar August 31, 2020 at 8:42 pm #

            Doctors must serve us and not us, them. We shall not be ruled by medical tyrants. The whole thing is Trojan Horse into Globalism.

          • sevensec September 1, 2020 at 1:55 am #

            Watching SV and GA go at it always reminds me of Calvin vs. Susie. I wonder why…

          • GreenAlba September 1, 2020 at 9:09 am #

            sevensec

            Janos is a little fluffy pet compared to the trolls I’ve acquired since. One of them is taking an extended holiday, it seems.

            You didn’t note that, on most occasions I engage with Janos, he’s brought my name into something without me even having produced a post. Sure sign of a troll.

            It’s unfortunate though, that even among us lay people, which most of us are on here medicine-wise, Janos is particularly resistant to scientific facts of any kind.

          • GreenAlba September 1, 2020 at 9:13 am #

            “We shall not be ruled by medical tyrants.”

            I quite agree.

            “The whole thing is Trojan Horse into Globalism.”

            There you require some discrimination in your thinking.

            And viruses are quite globalist in their modus operandi, unfortunately. No respecters of national borders, the little blighters.

          • Sredni Vashtar September 1, 2020 at 12:56 pm #

            But the use made of the corona virus is politics at its worst. And the Globalists are making very fine use of it for the very reason you state.

            I admit getting mixed up about the flu and corona virus. But they act similarly in many ways, and the latter may not be that much more dangerous than the former – certainly not worth destroying our economy over OR giving ourselves over to Globalist tyrants.

            Neurodoc is completely correct about the agenda to inject us with tracking devices. If you were familiar with globalist literature you would know this is a long held dream of theirs. Or do you not think the technology exists? Gates go a patent for some of it a number of years ago. This is a plot long in the making.

            Neurodoc agrees with me about Blacks and that their deficits cannot be made good since they are genetic.

          • GreenAlba September 1, 2020 at 2:59 pm #

            Janos

            “But they act similarly in many ways, and the latter may not be that much more dangerous than the former – certainly not worth destroying our economy over OR giving ourselves over to Globalist tyrants.”

            The latter is considerably more dangerous than the former if you are unlucky to get a high viral dose – which you are more likely to get if around people not distancing and not wearing masks. Note that I don’t think an 80-year-old dying of flu is a tragedy – it’s just life. But a 45-year-old having to deal with permanent organ damage is another matter. There are doctors who’ve been off work for months because it’s all they can do to dress themselves, let alone function as a doctor. And 120 doctors and nurses have died here just by doing their jobs – when did you ever hear of that happening in a flu season? But if you consider them worth sacrificing so that people can go to concerts or football matches, that’s your opinion.

            The good thing is that it’s led to an increase in recruitment, of nurses at least. Much in the way people sign up to join the army during a war. Wanting to do their bit and such.

            I have seen the Gates patent. Leaving aside that Gates doesn’t have a finger in all 140 vaccine pies, I’ve also seen the rationale for it discussed – having information on vaccinations in countries where paper records are a fantasy. I wouldn’t personally accept a vaccination that was digitally stamped. But I’m more worried about their functional safety at this stage.

            Majella cited the wording from the webpage to which neurodoc linked, regarding the technology of the syringe units, and it seems not to be what you think.

            And I don’t support endless lockdowns – to benefit me or anyone else – as I have said repeatedly. But I think refusing all mitigation strategies aimed at avoiding lockdown is churlish and foolish.

            I don’t get my info from WHO, either. I prefer to pay attention to individual bits of evidence as they comes in.

      • Nightowl August 31, 2020 at 4:36 pm #

        Movin’ dem goalposts.

        You were simply wrong, as you have no critical thinking skills.

        LOL.

        • GreenAlba August 31, 2020 at 5:51 pm #

          Wong about what, Narc-troll?

          But keep at it.

          • Nightowl September 1, 2020 at 2:20 am #

            HCQ, masks, and pretty much everything.

            Your frothing walls of text and multiple responses to yourself last thread were hilarious.

          • Majella September 1, 2020 at 5:44 am #

            You complain about “walls of text”. You also complain when a response is broken into multiple posts. There’s no pleasing some people.

          • GreenAlba September 1, 2020 at 5:51 am #

            I want some facts, troll.

            Tell me about my change of view on masks and HCQ (which in both cases is about keeping up with the evidence). While you’re at it, let me know if you informed the Oxford team I linked to for you on the previous thread, and the Royal Society, that they got it WRONG on masks. I hope they were very grateful to you for putting them right, if so.

            So, are you still claiming HCQ *cures* Covid? Don’t be tempted to jump on the +zinc bandwagon or those goalposts will be doing the Charleston. And remember to include all the RCTs you have found to back up your position.

            But, you know what I found the funniest in your trolling history? It was the anti-globalist, anti-EU, anti-free-movement-of-labour clever boy, socking it to the man without the man even knowing it … BUT employing Polish internal EU migrants to work on his house. That’s what they are, clever boy, not ‘immigrants’ like you, but internal EU migrants. Who keep the price of labour down – isn’t that the narrative? So well done you for playing both sides.

            Exceptionalism is everywhere, isn’t it, Narc? Not just a narcissist but a fraud. Or just not that great at critical thinking.

            Aahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! 🙂

            But mostly you should ask yourself why you can’t stop trolling my posts with your childishness, when you’re such an important high-flyin’, top-earnin’, super-IQ achiever. A bit of introspection is more useful than staring at your reflection in that pond.

          • Nightowl September 1, 2020 at 4:21 pm #

            Wall of text achieved.

            Narcissistic rage achieved.

            Chiken dinnar winnar = Night Owl

          • Majella September 2, 2020 at 3:57 am #

            Yep. Childish narcissist exposed, by its own response. An ‘own goal’. Nice one, ‘bot.

          • GreenAlba September 2, 2020 at 8:14 am #

            Quite so, Majella. The Narc-troll is such an arse he thinks ‘Aahahahahahahahaha!’ is rage. Except when he says it, of course. Well, he doesn’t really think that – he just flails about helplessly when he’s lost. Even his political friends are soon going to see him for what he is. Although it may take a while, given the partisan nature of things around here.

            And he didn’t respond to anything, because he can’t.

            Imagine being inside that troubled head.

          • Nightowl September 2, 2020 at 8:40 am #

            Such hate!

            I wonder why?

            🙂

          • GreenAlba September 2, 2020 at 9:40 am #

            Such wrong use of words. And in an ‘editor’.

            I wonder why.

            Oh, I forgot, you lost your dictionary.

            🙂

          • Nightowl September 3, 2020 at 2:52 am #

            My words must be pretty good. My start at the Washington Compost, 6 years in medical publishing at NAS, and 10 years doing books and brochures and legal translation work for a blue-chip company abroad would seem to speak to that.

            I learned from some of the best, and am grateful. I see why you are unemployed.

          • Majella September 3, 2020 at 8:56 am #

            Brochures yet!

          • Majella September 3, 2020 at 11:00 pm #

            Narc-troll is stooping to self-defence. Triggered.

    • Sredni Vashtar August 31, 2020 at 3:12 pm #

      Trump tried to tweet about the corrected figures but was blocked by Twitter. Imagine blocking the President of the United States. These peeps need to be taken down a few notches.

    • abbybwood August 31, 2020 at 4:50 pm #

      I saw that:

      https://www.investmentwatchblog.com/cdc-quietly-edit-death-tolls-less-than-6-of-the-alleged-150000-deaths-were-really-covid/

      This doesn’t shock me. At the very beginning of the “pandemic” Pompeo said on camera, “This is a live exercise.”

  51. holdfastspike August 31, 2020 at 2:03 pm #

    Yes, the persona of the orange one is difficult to swallow. however the alternative of the filthy, ugly, satanic evil, of the modern democrats has become impossible to ignore. so for the the first time we vote Donald Trump.

    • Q. Shtik September 1, 2020 at 1:51 am #

      LOL! Remind your sister it gets cold as a bastard in Minn. I spent time in Duluth back in the day.

      • Q. Shtik September 1, 2020 at 1:52 am #

        This was intended for MiddlePenn.

    • Q. Shtik September 1, 2020 at 2:06 am #

      the persona of the orange one is difficult to swallow. – holdfastspike

      ===========

      I hate to admit I don’t give a shit about Trump’s Wall or platform (he has no platform other than getting re-elected). What I give a shit about is his oratory if I may be so bold as to use that word. He is no Demosthenes as we all know.

      Also the fact that one could never sit down with him and discuss a novel you’ve read. I doubt he has ever read even a comic book from cover to cover. He is a dolt with a flair for self-promotion.

      That said, I look forward to the hair on fire and exploding heads at the Editorial offices of the NYT if/when he wins.

      • GreenAlba September 1, 2020 at 1:06 pm #

        I don’t think there’s any doubt about him winning. The Dems have shot themselves in the foot with their tacit support of mayhem and murder in the streets, just as Clinton shot herself in the foot with that infamous catchprase about ‘deplorables’.

        We’ve had ‘secret Tories’ here in the past, ‘secret Brexiters’ and ‘secret Unionists’ in Scotland (I was entirely open about my support, sometimes qualified, for both unions!). There will be more ‘secret Trumpists’ than ever, unless I’m much mistaken.

        BTW I’d say what’s quite shocking, in terms of ‘oratory’, isn’t the comparison between Trump and anyone else, but between Trump now and Trump 20 or 30 years ago. I’ve seen him being interviewed back then and he was as articulate as anyone else.

        • Q. Shtik September 1, 2020 at 2:44 pm #

          Trump 20 or 30 years ago. I’ve seen him being interviewed back then and he was as articulate as anyone else. – GA

          ===========

          Really!?!? Can you post a link or two? I’d love to see it.

          • holdfastspike September 1, 2020 at 4:24 pm #

            I grew up in NY. I remember Trump as a con artist super ego guy. Everyone laughed at him and his antics. I could never have imagined America electing someone like this. However, i must vote for him because the alternative is unthinkable.And sooooo…..Ultimately the money and the turning of the Democratic party in to the Communist party comes From China. It was always China. It was china in the schools. It was china infiltrating into our government. It was china stealing our manufacturing and intellectual property. It was china bribing and feeding great wealth to liberal elite and elite conservatives alike. It was china who created a bio weapon to attack the world. It was always China. Trump 2020.

          • Majella September 2, 2020 at 4:03 am #

            Hold fast spike
            No. Those who have profited from the shift to Asia for manufacturing and surreptitious transfers of IP to ‘Gyna’ have, for the most part, been US corporations. Even Trump’s ‘enterprises’ sell little else but over-priced branded goods made in ‘Gyna’ by near-slave labour. Profit is king.

          • GreenAlba September 2, 2020 at 8:27 am #

            Q – I don’t have links, sorry. It was a three-part series about him that was on the tee-vee a couple of times. Starting with his Pa’ and Grandpa’, then charting his rise in business, and serial acquisition of multiple wives and families. He wasn’t being interviewed about politics particularly. But he seemed normal and perfectly articulate. You might be able to find the series somewhere on YouTube.

            Agreed with Majella, though, he’s grown rich on scumbaggery and a total contempt for ordinary Americans.

            Trump International had clothing and accessories (and not cheap ones either) made in multiple countries, e.g. China, Mexico, Guatemala and Bangladesh (there were at least six, but I’ve forgotten a couple). They took a contract away from somewhere like Guatemala which had labour costs of about $1.20 to give it to Bangladesh, where labour cost 30 cents.

            I don’t feel called to provide an adjective for that, while Americans didn’t have jobs. Find your own.

            But I agree that the Dems’ tacit support of people causing wreckage and carnage in the streets means a person of that moral calibre will most likely win a second term.

            Moral calibre’s like hen’s teeth on all fronts these days.

  52. Goldy89 August 31, 2020 at 2:05 pm #

    Good on you. If there was any reliance on data or science in this administration, I’d give it a thought. But they are idiots who squandered a great economy to increase record deficits. Now the idiots goal is herd immunity. Seems like a lot of geezers on this page would be gone with the death rate that entails. You are increasingly in an echo chamber of your own creation, I find most of what you write at this point created in that chamber with no diversity of thought or geography. I’m sorry for you. But I get it. I could care less about who you vote for in NY. Or my Republican parents in Maryland. It’s really interesting how my poor mother has come into your camp as her dementia has progressed all the while fed a news diet from Fox. You will not decide this election. In Michigan we will though. And if folks think the 60% here who have an unfavorable impression at this point of Trump are headed that way, think again. I will phone bank twice this week. Turnout is everything, and there will be a ton of suppression from the dumbasses. We have some idiot videoing the local ballot drop box in my township (all 5000 of us, mostly white, and mid-upper income). That’s the waste of time this paranoia has driven people to.

    • Sredni Vashtar August 31, 2020 at 2:39 pm #

      Have a clue:

      https://nypost.com/2020/08/29/political-insider-explains-voter-fraud-with-mail-in-ballots/

      Also check out Project Veritas. They have old Democrat campaigners on tape talking about how they play around with ballots, sometimes just losing them.

      • Rupert August 31, 2020 at 2:48 pm #

        Going to full postal balloting allows for a whole lot of ‘vote harvesting’ shenanigans even disregarding items disappearing in the mail and other such risks.

        Seems to me the best method would be one neither party’s establishment desires in truth: Paper only, with a web linked camera on the place where the ballots are deposited, with that camera pointing at the box until it is counted by hand, with live witness and livestream for monitoring by the citizenry, with no chance for an unseen change of custody over the ballots.

        No machines or internet or unseen moments where items could be altered by computer trickery or party machine action.

        • Goldy89 August 31, 2020 at 4:12 pm #

          And yet those things have not happened in Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Utah, and Washington who have had 100% vote by mail for years. You go cast your ballot in person. I am not here in Michigan. However, as a healthy 53 year old, I will be working the polls to spare the usual seniors that are there.

          • SW August 31, 2020 at 4:41 pm #

            Goldy89—-. I didn’t vote for Trump in 2016 (I voted 3rd party) but I will this time. Running an obviously impaired man and pretending he’s a viable choice is an insult.

          • Rupert August 31, 2020 at 5:30 pm #

            My concerns still stand, how can we say the process in those places is completely legitimate? Electioneering is about margins, after all.

            The same problem I have with using machines in the process exists with postal vote, only moreso. These are methods that allow for malfeasance and end up difficult to prove one way or another.

            Come November I’ll take a nice stroll down to the library where my little town has its polls on election day. One of the benefits of being in a two-light town, I suppose.

          • JohnAZ August 31, 2020 at 7:00 pm #

            Your examples are not valid, period.

            Why? They are all one sided states, ie the margin of victory is not close, so there is no contesting the results. When the difference of votes becomes smaller than the reliability of the measurement tools, that is the problem. And yes, the USPS reliability problem is huge in the close states. Manipulation of the vote, Chicago for example, is a favorite tool of the Dems, so of course they are pushing for another technique to do so.

            The only real way of guaranteeing the voting results is by paper, one by one ballots with folks dipping their finger in indelible ink so they cannot double vote. No registration roles to be manipulated by anyone. One person, one vote on Election Day. Man up the polling places and just wait for the results. CNN and Fox contesting the calling of elections is no reason to have questionable results. There we go again, the MSM dictating the terms of our polity.

          • Kim September 1, 2020 at 12:09 am #

            @ Goldy89

            And yet those things have not happened in Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Utah, and Washington who have had 100% vote by mail for years.

            How could you know those things have not happened?

            Why would you believe that?

            Have you read the NY Post article? The operative explains in detail how easy it is.

      • Goldy89 August 31, 2020 at 4:09 pm #

        Project Veritas is a partisan hack job. There is no reason to believe much of their bullshit.

        • Nightowl August 31, 2020 at 4:38 pm #

          Actually, there is. It is called video tape and microphones.

        • benr August 31, 2020 at 5:28 pm #

          Says the “new” fresh face spewing absolute partisan hackery.

          • Goldy89 August 31, 2020 at 5:41 pm #

            I’d say you hoary folks need some fresh faces in your lives.

          • benr August 31, 2020 at 7:30 pm #

            I would say you would be right except for the absolute bullshit meter pegging content of your posts.
            You not only pegged the meter you bent the arrow on the gauge around the stop post.

        • Goldy89 August 31, 2020 at 5:40 pm #

          Where are the Republican examples of voter fraud on Veritas? That is generally how I judge sources for non-partisanship. Especially given the biggest recent proven example of large scale ballot harvesting and falsification happened in North Carolina for GOP Congress candidate. Doesn’t really float to the top on Veritas’ site. Here we’ve got stringent rules. In fact both of my kids had to go in to clerks office for validation because their signatures did not match their records since there were done at fresh 18 years olds. 4 years later, their signatures had morphed of course. The level of inspection to even get the no-cause absentee ballot was really terrific.

          • Kim September 1, 2020 at 12:14 am #

            @ Goldy89

            The level of inspection to even get the no-cause absentee ballot was really terrific.

            I think I see the problem. You are talking about absentee ballots. No large scale fraud there.

            The article in the NY Post is talking about mass fraud in mass voter mailouts where you do not have to apply for the ballot, it is simply sent out to a list of voters.

            Fraud in that type of voting has been rampant.

  53. BackRowHeckler August 31, 2020 at 2:14 pm #

    Trump is doing some decent work in the Middle East too. The recent Israel-Qatar rapprochement I cite as an example of the headway he is making in that part of the world.

    He’s not getting much credit for it tho, as far as I can see.

    Brh

    • Nightowl September 1, 2020 at 2:41 am #

      I posted this in the last thread. Another groundbreaking move, similar to his effort with N. Korea.

      The only time the McMedia got excited about anything he has done on the foreign policy front is when they were hoping he was going to turn Syria into a parking lot — they even called him presidential.

  54. Robert White August 31, 2020 at 2:15 pm #

    Interesting how the Democrats are held to a higher standard than Republicans every week. Only partisan zealotry could explain it rationally.

    Anyone that would actually vote for Trump must be completely partisan IMHO. Four more years of this guy would be too much for the world as it is.

    RW

    • BackRowHeckler August 31, 2020 at 2:23 pm #

      How so?

      • Goldy89 August 31, 2020 at 2:28 pm #

        Journalists and the public actually expect Biden and the Dems to try to tell the truth, be organized, use data-based approaches, and be fairly rational. Trump at this point gets a hall pass. I don’t really even see a point for debates at this point. Though Trump has set himself up to be shellacked by promoting low-expectations for Biden. It just doesn’t matter at this point.

        • Rupert August 31, 2020 at 2:44 pm #

          Journalists seem to do a hell of a job ignoring establishment perfidy, donkey or elephant style.

          “Mostly peaceful protests” come to mind.

          In what universe has Trump gotten a ‘hall pass’ on much of anything? The things he wanted to do that were actually decent for the American people get stonewalled, while establishment line items for donors get through without controversy.

          • BackRowHeckler August 31, 2020 at 2:48 pm #

            The one I like best is “Peaceful but fiery protests”, which is how CNN was describing the arson and looting in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

          • Robert White August 31, 2020 at 7:53 pm #

            President Trump most assuredly ‘gets a Hall Pass’ for National Security Briefings I’m pretty sure.

            RW

        • Travis August 31, 2020 at 6:33 pm #

          And yet Pelosi appears to be afraid of a Biden-Trump debate. I’m betting a big reason is because how “well” the Clinton-Trump debates turned out for the Dems four years ago. And Hillary was supposed to be one of the smartest humans who have ever walked the earth.

          Oh, it does matter at this point Bucko. And we’ll just see who does the shellacking. Biden will ignore Pelosi and he will debate. He’s got that “tough-guy-proud-Scrantonite” bravado going on. That same bravado he used when he went to Ukraine and “muscled” that AG out of office. Yeah, he’s a tough guy. Even when his boss at the time was the First Metrosexual President Lol…

  55. restless94110 August 31, 2020 at 2:21 pm #

    This essay is spectacularly good. You nailed it! And you are not alone in this.

  56. tully August 31, 2020 at 2:23 pm #

    Many thanks to our host for this week’s rollicking fantastic post.

    Like JHK, I cast my first presidential vote in 1972 for McGovern, I voted for the Democratic presidential candidate faithfully, until 2016.

    I differed from Jim that election in that I was one of those wacky types who having voted for Sanders in the Democratic primary could not bring myself to vote for HRC. I feared a hot war with Russia by 2018 at the latest.

    Considered voting for Jill Stein, but decided I would like to support an effort to throw a big monkey wrench in the system. I had reached the point where it seemed worth a try. So voted for the GOP candidate presidential candidate for the first time in my life.

    And yes, it appears it was a colossal monkey wrench into the machine, judging from the Russiagate, Ukrainegate, impeachment and assorted other efforts to get Trump out of office.

    it would be nice to get some calm and order in the US of A, but voting for Biden sure as hell would not get us any of that.

  57. Sredni Vashtar August 31, 2020 at 2:34 pm #

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_Days_in_May

    Burt Lancaster’s General was correct. The President was not just a weak sister, but a criminally weak sister who had to be replaced. Is Power all? No – but it is necessary. Necessary but not sufficient. Thus Leftists turn it around and say it is not only not sufficient but not necessary.

    Kirk Douglas as his aide, “Jonesy” betrays the General and foils the righteous plot.

    In real life, Lancaster was a Liberal who supported MLK and consorted with Homosexuals. He was on Nixon’s enemy list. He refused the role of Dirty Harry because it promoted a right wing or old fashioned view of policing. Who is the weak sister now, Burt?

    • Robert White August 31, 2020 at 8:10 pm #

      I’m a Burt Lancaster fan for sure, Sredni.

      My favorite Lancaster movies are…

      The Swimmer
      The Rose Tattoo

      Seven Days in May is okay, but not my favorite Lancaster film.

      He was a great actor IMHO.

      RW

  58. Amman August 31, 2020 at 2:34 pm #

    First of all I love dinner friends who get horrified at what I say and still are my friends the following day…. Jim, I had to get that out. 🙂

    • Amman August 31, 2020 at 2:54 pm #

      LOL. And now after reading their article, let us know if they are still your friends. On the substance itself, I find your term LONG EMERGENCY is outright genius, It is succinct, informative and empowering and a clear indication as to the type of journey the US faces. It inspires a creed: “Never get too optimistic, never get too pessimistic and, above all, never ever loose your head…” especially if others around you choose to do so.

  59. Opie August 31, 2020 at 2:38 pm #

    I am a registered Democrat only so I could vote in this blue county I live in on the local level. My county rep, a very liberal but fair individual who could at least give you his philosophical reasons for being so, earned my respect and votes. Not this year,no sir. For the simple reason that no democrat who keeps silent about what their party has wrout, deserves my vote . I sat this one out. He’s been in office for over twenty years,and lost out to some crazed newby dem. As did our female sheriff of 25 years. I’d pick anybody over anyone with a Democrat prefix. Good riddance to all of them.

  60. michael August 31, 2020 at 3:18 pm #

    The best thing for the country is if the government goes into full paralysis as every single one of its actions only serves to decrease the freedom of the citizenry.

    • JohnAZ August 31, 2020 at 7:09 pm #

      Exactly what the FF were afraid of, so they tried to limit the power of that government. 200+ years of liberal pressure has brought us to the almost socialistic State we have today.

  61. Mickey August 31, 2020 at 3:21 pm #

    I estimate that 3.5 million Democrats like me voted for Trump in 2016. I don’t think that very many of us will vote for Joe. Without our vote, I don’t see how he could legitimately win.

    • Goldy89 August 31, 2020 at 4:06 pm #

      He will lose a decent number of them from last time around like my brother-in-law, a union pipefitter here in Michigan, who is tired of Trump’s over the top bullshit and the economy that never really developed for him the last three years. In addition, we have many of my former GOP friends influenced by the Lincoln Project coming over. Then we have the turnout that just wasn’t there for HRC. It’s going to be tough for Trump which is why he’s focused on siphoning a portion of the minority vote and putting Kanye on the ballot For almost all it will be a bridge too far given his approach to race baiting and his awful management of policy on the COvid hoax that disproportionately has affected them. Personally I’m happy being the underdog this time around though. Will drive voter turnout for the 60% who think Trump sucks.

      • Daddyotis August 31, 2020 at 5:42 pm #

        Keep believing that. I can’t wait to watch the YouTube montages of libs’ heads exploding , updated for 2020!

        KAG 2020

        • JohnAZ August 31, 2020 at 7:12 pm #

          Michael Moore is already sending out warnings about Democratic ambivalence and arrogance. If you remember right, he did the same in 2016. And he was right.

  62. Shiva Dance August 31, 2020 at 3:45 pm #

    For me it’s mostly the sense that the Democratic party is entirely phony and soulless at this point; a propaganda operation of bubble-dwelling elites trying to impose their Orwellian utopia from the top-down on the rest of us and willing to cancel anyone who resists. There is something deeply scary and un-American about this Party now that I think a lot of people have woken up to. Trump, for all his faults, is at least still recognizably human and American, not an empty-suited avatar of a faceless propaganda and technocratic control system.

  63. EnterpriseSpaceship August 31, 2020 at 3:46 pm #

    I will do whatever I can to…. – JHK

    JHK is yet to realise what ordinary people in the-ever war-torn Middle East have understood and lived with since Britain invaded Iraq in 1914 for resources:

    Fossil fuels are so energy-dense and perfectly portable, they help softening the unknown future for humans – and then gradually killing it!.

    Despite the future is unfolding before our eyes every second anew, fossil fuels kill the future, rendering it a history – before it even born.

    JHK can change nothing that is in the hand of our civilisation, powered by the force of all fossil fuels extracted since 1700.

    It will take centuries before the natural future comes back to earth alive, owing to the colossal fossil fuels energy put into constructing our outgoing civilisation since 1700.

    Instead of thinking he can change this and that, JHK can comfortably shout in the four corners of the world:

    “Fossil fuels have not built all suburbias – all over the world – but even killed the future.

    The future has long died and became a history“.

    • Kim September 1, 2020 at 12:17 am #

      I am certain that JHK is up to speed on all of this.

  64. BackRowHeckler August 31, 2020 at 4:04 pm #

    A bit of advice: Stay away from ‘Peace Vigils’ in any nearby cities. Community Members organized a ‘Peace Vigil’ in Bridgeport’ as a response to dozens of Community Members getting shot recently in Hartford, New Haven, Bridgeport, Meriden and so on. The thing barely got started when gangbangers showed up, spraying bullets, hitting 3 people. This seems to happen all the time, people being shot up at Peace Vigils.

    Brh

  65. MiddlePeninsula August 31, 2020 at 4:08 pm #

    My sister is a liberal and is involved in some Twitter group. I looked at it once and decided I would rather have a root canal than read it. Apparently she watches Rachel Madcow constantly. Her poor husband, would come home from work every day, and request she turn that shit off. I get that. It is the same reason I can’t listen to Alex Jones. Sometimes all you want is quiet.
    Now they are getting a divorce. She told me he hates more than anything else: paying taxes and liberals. I personally think he is a delightful man. I am waiting to see my sister on TV apologizing for her white privilege or asking folks about what pronoun they prefer. Yes, it’s that bad. I hope she moves to Minnesota so she can hang out with my ass-wipe cousins. She would be happy there.

    • Kim September 1, 2020 at 12:18 am #

      I’m not haaaapy!

    • Kim September 1, 2020 at 12:22 am #

      Meaning that is the reason why a divorce is needed.

      The problem is that life is too easy for them. They are like refugees who arrive in a camp outside warzone, get three squares a day, clothes, and complain that they have to share a room, or the water in the shower isn’t hot enough. Or the wifi is slow.

      The women of the past, their great grandmothers, had to churn butter, make their own clothes and fight off Injuns.

      But nowadays they aren’t haaaapy!

      • GreenAlba September 1, 2020 at 5:29 am #

        Been married to a man like that. It wasn’t just the shower that he complained about – the rain had the nerve to annoy him by falling on him on the way home too.

        And then the gods had the audacity to make his second child a daughter, just like the first one. The horror. The disappointment. After almost two years of him ignoring her, then a confession of how he’d never had any feelings for her, so great was his disappointment that she wasn’t a boy, but he was sorta kinda beginning to appreciate her, I decided we could do the job ourselves without the whinger giving me stress stomach pains. And we did.

        We’re all allowed one bad choice. It’s how you learn.

        • MiddlePeninsula September 1, 2020 at 9:52 am #

          Hi Green Alba,
          I didn’t mention this is his 4th failed marriage and my sister’s 3rd failed marriage. I don’t think those two are learning anything. Oh my…..

          • GreenAlba September 1, 2020 at 11:57 am #

            Hi MP

            That’s sad. I think after the second one has failed, you should probably conclude it’s not for you – or you’re not for it. One or t’other. 🙂

            I have to say, since reading this blog for years now, I can understand how you get frothy about your ‘liberals’. People outside the US have always noted that the excesses are greater over there, whichever side you’re on. But I sympathise a whole lot more than I used to with ordinary conservative Americans (NOT the far right) in your exasperation. I’m pretty conservative (small ‘c’) myself in most things, even if I’ve never voted for the big C’s.

            I try not to comment on your internal affairs, but mostly on things that affect us all. But people who smash up shops, steal whatever they fancy, and burn stuff are not protesters, as I’ve said before, but criminals, no matter what colour they are. I don’t know how some of the police – despite the bad apples we all have in our police forces – can stand to go to work in the morning.

          • GreenAlba September 1, 2020 at 12:04 pm #

            Or in the evening!

  66. SW August 31, 2020 at 4:12 pm #

    The sour grape on top is our old friend & ex-presidential candidate, Hillary who (on film) stated that Biden shouldn’t concede the election NO MATTER WHAT. Does that include winning it I wonder? She doesn’t seem to remember that the peaceful transfer of power is the cornerstone of our government.

    The violence that’s been minimized by the media is unbelievable & the lack of honesty is going to catch up with them. While I don’t think a 17 year old kid with a rifle had any business at a riot, the 3 men he shot were all convicted felons and none from that town. One charmer (RIP) was a pedophile who spent over 12 years in prison & had a long rap sheet. Who’s paying these people to show up in hot spots? Where’s the investigative reporting?

    Your column today was inspiring. The summary of egregious actions were the tip of the iceberg that the Democrats are sailing into. They’ll blame Russia, China, leprechauns, space aliens, deplorables, conspiracy theorists, racists, KKK, and the post office but never themselves.

  67. Roundball Shaman August 31, 2020 at 5:29 pm #

    “ …their (Democrats) Orwellian insistence on shutting down free speech in the name of diversity and inclusion…the drive for coercion, the wish to push everybody around, to tell them how to think and what to do.”
    .
    In the 1960s it was, “We had to destroy the country in order to save it”. In 2020, it’s “We had to obliterate freedom of speech and expression in order TO BE FREE.”
    .
    “Math, history, and literature are too hard because they are products of ‘white supremacy.’ Better get rid of all that — and while you’re at it, cancel white people on the basis of their sheer whiteness.”
    .
    The more one is called a racist and demonizes White culture, the more Whites will turn and BECOME racists even when they were not so before. The more White culture is “erased”, the more Whites will resist such “Cancellation”. The more one is threatened, the more drastic will be the push back. Too many Whites today simply do not comprehend that they and their way of life and culture is in peril from those who seek easy scapegoats for all the World’s ills for last few hundreds of years. Too many Whites are still preoccupied by the Hyped Virus and with being thrown out of work and falling behind in bills, and worst of all, not having FOOTBALL! God, the horror! All people had a hand in creating this mess we are in, and all people bear a portion of shame and blame for it. No one gets a free pass, and no finger pointing until it is pointing inward.
    .
    “…Democratic candidate for president, Joe Biden. Does anybody still believe he is a plausible chief executive — even in his own degenerate party?”
    .
    2020 could be the year that proves that cognitive functionality is officially not a requirement to hold the Office of Presidency (some might argue this was already well established by a couple of the “Public Servants” who were propped up in the Oval Office in prior years. Some might also argue that mental functionality is actually a hindrance for anyone “serving” in that position). But this year would certainly seal the deal.

  68. Daddyotis August 31, 2020 at 5:45 pm #

    Thanks, Jim. This was one of your best. Thanks also for the honesty.

    Pro tip: never ever ever vote for a democrat. They want your guns, your independence, and your soul. The guns and independence they will destroy. Your soul they will eat. They are truly satanic.

  69. Frank August 31, 2020 at 6:01 pm #

    Thanks James, Excellent commentary, Frank

  70. Billingsgate August 31, 2020 at 6:06 pm #

    At last, a full on, brilliant endorsement for Trump’s reelection without apology or ad hominem attacks on his intelligence, personality or character. Thank you. I’d almost given up. As for your fancy dinner guests, I hope they heard you exclaim as they disappeared forever into the night: “It’s not the President’s job to stroke your vanity.” Good riddance!

    • Kim September 1, 2020 at 3:49 am #

      Friends falling out is bad. I am sure we can all massage these things and stay friends if we don’t use abuse. Once insults have been exchanged, it is hard to get along.

      • Majella September 1, 2020 at 5:49 am #

        ;0. Indeed.

        • Kim September 1, 2020 at 10:28 pm #

          Do you think I mistake you for a friend?

          • Majella September 2, 2020 at 12:17 pm #

            Certainly not. There’s been sufficient insults exchanged to prove that.

          • Majella September 2, 2020 at 9:19 pm #

            Nor would I give YOU the honour.

  71. KappaJoe August 31, 2020 at 6:28 pm #

    Great summation of where things stand, JHK! Your words ought to be carved in stone for the benefit of future generations.

    One silver lining to the last four years is that, not only has the deep state clearly revealed itself, but has shown to be vehemently at odds with both our constitutional republic as well as the welfare of the general population. President Trump has managed to largely purge the deep state’s malign influence from the Republican party, excepting RINO holdovers. An additional bonus is the RINOs have clearly self-identified and will increasingly find it difficult to attain high office as Republican candidates.

    Democrats, on the other hand, are madly, illegally, and now violently grasping at straws to retain and regain power. They seem self-assured that wholly aligning with the power center of the deep state will assure their survival and eventual victory. It’s a dubious proposition, but their on-going predicament and craven leadership have left no alternative but to fully embrace the dark side, no matter the damage to the people and their country.

  72. John1945 August 31, 2020 at 7:15 pm #

    January 27,1992 there was an article in “The Boston Globe” about the dismal performance of Patriot complex during the Gulf War.

    The article ended with this quote from MIT Professor Postol:

    “What are the odds I would see 13 misses and one hit if the Patriot was successfully shooting down 80 percent of the Scuds?”

    You may calculate this probability yourself-if you want to look at the number preceded by numerous zeros after the decimal point-just open MS Excel and plug “13” and “0.8” into “binomdist” function.

    I am not MIT professor but I am wondering too:

    What are the chances of Mr.Rittenhouse shooting 3 Peaceful Protesters and hitting 3 Convicted Felons ???

    ?

    • BackRowHeckler August 31, 2020 at 7:29 pm #

      It’s called Serendipity, J45.

      • John1945 August 31, 2020 at 7:46 pm #

        Also it is called statistical sampling.One of the common mistakes is to generalize from a very small sample.

        I am still wondering why, oh why – after he conducted just one test – he ran to the police and got himself arrested.Police pointedly looked the other way.

        Or maybe,Evil Incarnate as he is,he wanted all of us to assume that 100% of Peaceful Protesters are Convicted Felons ???

    • scoubidou123 September 2, 2020 at 7:52 pm #

      Well only the most enraged violent rioters among the rioters would charge to clobber or shoot Rittenhouse, so it’s sort of self-selectiing for scumbaggery.

  73. tucsonspur August 31, 2020 at 7:46 pm #

    General Milley says no military in US election. Also says he will not follow an unlawful order:

    https://www.cnbc.com/2020/08/29/top-us-general-says-no-role-for-military-in-presidential-vote.html

    Can Trump defy Congress and the Supreme Court if it comes to that?

    In just about two months, the time will be NOW!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BN1WwnEDWAM

  74. BackRowHeckler August 31, 2020 at 8:17 pm #

    Jim once stated he really doesn’t want us linking to other sites or video in this comments section, so I do it rarely …

    Two incendiary videos released today, one in Baltimore, a casually dressed, slightly overweight young white guy walking down the street, suddenly you see a young black stalking him, crouched down holding a brick, then he strikes the man full force with the brick in the back of the head. It was sickening to watch. Apparently it was delighful street theater because you can hear the peels of laughter and cheers of the people filming the action.

    I know, what was a white guy doing walking on a street in Baltimore? Good question.

    The 2nd video from posh Upper East Side Manhattan, in the middle of the day, on a subway platform, young woman waiting for the train suddenly knocked down by a Community Member who looks like Colin Kapernich, he climbs atop of her (in plain view of onlookers) gets her legs apart and begin to simulate the sex act. Fortunately citizens intervened and she was saved. Police were able to identify the assailant as a felon and former inmate.

    So that’s it, nothing unusual really. These videos are easy to find if you are interested in looking them up. Cannon Hennant is forgotten already but we’re still hearing about Jacob Blake. I expect a few more Joggers will be shot fighting the cops between now and Nov 3, LA seems ripe for another conflagration, it’s been almost 30 years since the last one.

    Brh

    • beantownbill. August 31, 2020 at 8:45 pm #

      Marlin, I think I may have posted a few times that when I was in college in the Midwest, I was right in the thick of the rioting. It was scary and very unpleasant, what with the National Guard on every street corner with M1’s ( I think they were M1’s), gunshots popping off all the time and troops staying in our dormitories.

      After the riots, the community members treated us very differently – much more hostile. Later that year my roommate, who was a good kid, but very geeky-looking, went out. A while later he came back looking like he was in a comedy movie: His glasses were on a 45 degree angle with one lens shattered and cuts and bruises all over his face; he was mugged.

      Still later, I got accosted by 2 righteous citizens. One of them stopped me and asked for a match. Me, being naive, looked down at my shirt pocket to pull out a pack of matches and promptly got punched in the face. Was I mad, or what! Let me say it didn’t go much further, as how should I put it, I “negotiated” my way out of it.

      So, I’ve experienced violence and I hated it. I try very hard to to avoid trouble. BTW, I’m not tough at all, but when I get real mad, well, watch out.

      • BackRowHeckler September 1, 2020 at 5:25 am #

        Bill

        What the heck were you doing in college in the midwest, when you had about 100 colleges and universities in your own native Boston?

        Brh

        • malthuss September 1, 2020 at 8:57 am #

          FUNNY..400? colleges in Massachusetts.

        • beantownbill. September 1, 2020 at 12:38 pm #

          I had an unhappy home life (Which is minimizing how bad it was there) and couldn’t wait to get away. I applied to Tufts, but it was way too close, and I never showed up for my interview. I got accepted to Michigan State and it ended up being my second choice. I also got accepted to Rensselaer (RPI) but when I drove to Troy, NY, I didn’t like it at all. The school I went to was a mistake. I should have gone to Michigan State, but who knew? If the me of today could go back in time, I would tell myself to apply to and attend UCLA. Anyway, that’s why I didn’t go to school in Boston. If I did, I would have applied to MIT. Oh, well.

  75. beantownbill. August 31, 2020 at 8:23 pm #

    @Majella:

    Went to look at the video you posted, but it was taken down by the up-loader. Hmmm.

    • Majella August 31, 2020 at 9:12 pm #

      Bill

      I’ve checked the video links posted on the previous thread (?)…all working. Which one was it and in relation to…?

    • Majella August 31, 2020 at 9:57 pm #

      Ah, found it, Bill

      Here’s a shortened clip, just the Danbury story which is probably all you’re actually interested in, I’m guessing?

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qn7YGFJ9CHU

      Beantown…we visited there in 1989, briefly, on our first circuit around the States. As fate would have it, twelve years later a younger brother of mine married a Bostonian – a lesser Whitney, but still basically ‘Brahmin” I gather…(?).

      They live in southern Vermont currently, having bugged out of the city to evade the coronavirus, having two youngish children, one of whom is immune-compromised.

  76. Dana August 31, 2020 at 8:43 pm #

    Amen, James. I’m also a classic liberal and feel the same way about the Democrats. We need to be open and honest about what we see if there’s any chance at fixing it.

    • Majella August 31, 2020 at 10:15 pm #

      Dana

      Do you seriously expect ‘open and honest’ from Trump’s administration? He is so much NOT a ‘classic liberal’.

      • Sredni Vashtar September 1, 2020 at 1:28 am #

        But what about the Democrats? Don’t change the subject, Jam.

      • Nightowl September 1, 2020 at 2:33 am #

        Classical liberal.

        Words have meaning, Jello.

        • GreenAlba September 1, 2020 at 4:23 am #

          Like ‘predecessor’, you mean?

        • benr September 1, 2020 at 11:19 am #

          Must be jelly cause jam don’t shake like that.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OmyXYiw2no

          • Majella September 2, 2020 at 4:31 am #

            Ha! Seriously? Didn’t stelmosfire call you a ‘wise poster’ (or some such) up thread?

            That was pretty funny, though. A Pomgolian rip-off of a Pomgolian punk, with soft-porn cartoons of a manga beauty who’s about 40 sizes smaller than the song alludes to? Haha!

            benr, whenever I read your posts now, my mental image of you is a shaggy-haired surfer-dude, snap-back on backwards (though you probably wear your MAGA frontwards), just wishing he could be at Del Mar rather than slaving over his ‘puter, managing his server banks up & down Calif, while waiting to be TOLD to take his mother-in-law to the Mall or bingo.

            https://youtu.be/Ga_zYo-Ugb4

  77. beantownbill. August 31, 2020 at 9:01 pm #

    I fully expect things to go down the tubes. I very much want to be proven wrong. At my age, I don’t fancy bugging out, so I’m going to stay. If things get gnarly, I could always go over my daughter’s house, but she lives on a Main Street, while I’m nestled a mile off the road in the woods. My s-i-l is an extreme liberal, such that I can’t even mention Trump’s name, and my daughter is, too. They don’t know I have guns, and once told me there’ll never be any in their house. Still, I love her and I want to protect her, so me, my wife and my weapons will be going, if necessary. Let them scream, TS.

  78. Sredni Vashtar August 31, 2020 at 9:11 pm #

    https://www.breitbart.com/sports/2020/08/29/seahawks-pete-carroll-this-is-about-racism-in-america-that-white-people-dont-know/

    The Coach of the Seahawks sounds no different than any other Leftist. Professional Sports have become ridiculous. Even the almost all White NASCAR and NHL. Whites can’t have anything of their own.

    Let it all die. Maybe then Whites can get serious about saving themselves and their civilization. Real war instead of the fake war of sports. Being prepared will be the best way to avoid actual war in fact.

    • Kim September 1, 2020 at 3:53 am #

      Remember the NASCAR noose? Or Jessie Smollett? Or that kid that just got millions from CNN because he “smirked” at Geronimo?

      Remember how they were reported?

      Always good to remind people about reality.

      • benr September 1, 2020 at 6:52 am #

        Indeed I do remember them all and remember all that right winger violence?

        I sure don’t it seems we have a left wing violence problem yet all the mcmedia wants to talk about is all the Nazis we have all five of them in the entire united states.

  79. tucsonspur August 31, 2020 at 9:18 pm #

    Like Dylan’s artist, they’ll take the dark out of the nighttime and paint even the daytime black:

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/few-proud-white-marine-corps-121808109.html

    Too few blacks everywhere, NFL quarterbacks, hockey players, upper echelon military, corporations, etc., etc.

    Now they want to replace a confederate monument with a statue of Chadwick Boseman.

    It’s unending. Black everything. Exceptions can be made for white women.

    • Sredni Vashtar August 31, 2020 at 9:22 pm #

      Space is black. The stars and planets only mar its purity. That explains Sky and Telescope. Nothingness is black. Thus the nihilist Antifas support them because they see in them their extinction.

  80. Majella August 31, 2020 at 10:09 pm #

    “Biden crawls out from under rock, stumbles his way through yet another incoherent speech.”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzrisLL7mDI

    • benr September 1, 2020 at 6:50 am #

      Welp there is that non support staring everyone in the face.

    • Q. Shtik September 1, 2020 at 12:29 pm #

      “Biden crawls out from under rock, stumbles his way through yet another incoherent speech.” – Maj

      =========

      I only watched 1/3rd of the video and felt that Biden read from his monitor very well.

      • Majella September 2, 2020 at 4:38 am #

        Yes, Q.

        It really only takes 30 seconds to recognize he can read from his auto cue well – and look straight down the camera. These are very useful media ‘tricks’

        Pity Trump delivers his vomits of bullshit in an unconvincing monotone while switching left to right, and projecting a thought bubble that states “ I don’t actually MEAN any of this and just WISH it was over, so I can balls-deep in a bucket of KFC…”

  81. Majella August 31, 2020 at 10:24 pm #

    Gee! I heard today that the nasty bunch of commies in the DC Appellate Court sided with Judge Emmet Sullivan. 8 to 2….SCOTUS next, no doubt.

    • Travis August 31, 2020 at 11:37 pm #

      Oh dem gall dern commies!

  82. wwg1wga August 31, 2020 at 11:56 pm #

    ************************************
    It’s an Eminence Front
    http://www.got-truth.com/docs/Its%20an%20Eminence%20Front.pdf
    ************************************

  83. Q. Shtik September 1, 2020 at 1:40 am #

    Earlier this morning before Jim’s new essay appeared I was in the process of catching up with reading and commenting on the tail end of the previous essay’s comments.

    So that I shouldn’t have wasted the effort, here is a list of the 6 comments I wrote, the person to whom they were directed, and the day and time they were posted.

    If you are interested please look them up by executing a Ctrl-Find command.

    Kim 8/31 @ 9:42 am
    GA 8/31 @ 12:01 pm
    Maj 8/31 @ 10:47 am
    benr 8/31 @ 11:23 am
    Maj 8/31 @ 12:29 am
    CancelMC 8/31 @ 9:35 am

    • Kim September 1, 2020 at 3:59 am #

      @ Q

      I knew an old man once who would say “‘am ‘n’ heggs”.

    • benr September 1, 2020 at 6:48 am #

      No one even need bother to go look I asure you its the typing nazi Q atempting to corect you poor guy cant actualy postt much oof hIs 0wn c0ntent bbut hay at leest we know he is reeding hours.

      • Majella September 2, 2020 at 4:41 am #

        Surely you can do better than your usual posts, benr, just once in a while…

  84. tucsonspur September 1, 2020 at 1:42 am #

    Tucker was great again tonight, as usual. Biden blames Trump for the violence and hints of more to come if Trump is reelected:

    https://www.foxnews.com/shows/tucker-carlson-tonight

    Downright disgusting.

    I mentioned general Milley above and wish he had said something more hopeful and inspiring, considering the current widespread violence and the Democratic coup attempts.

    Maybe the boy doing a man’s job in Kenosha should be wearing the stars, and these generals and colonels go home and help with doing the laundry and folding the linen.

    • SoftStarLight September 1, 2020 at 2:42 am #

      He is a good kid who made some bad decisions that ultimately got him into a situation where he had to defend his life. The antifa blm thugs were going to execute him like they did Jay Bishop. The generals and colonels haven’t lifted a finger to stop any of our cities from burning. But they want to destroy this boys life. Sorry, I don’t even trust them to do laundry or fold anything properly but I trust Kyle.

      • tucsonspur September 1, 2020 at 4:00 am #

        Do these people just shrug their stars if Biden gets elected and say, ‘Oh well, that’s politics?’ They will most likely think themselves noble to abide by the Constitution and let politics run its course, hardly realizing or caring that they will no longer have much of a nation worth defending.

        • SoftStarLight September 1, 2020 at 1:41 pm #

          Hmmm that is a good question. It seems like they are so far content to let the entire thing burn down. I suppose they feel they will always somehow have a place and who knows, maybe they will. I doubt we get to the election without major disruption. It is pretty clear that things are hot like high summer and will be so even when old man winter gets here.

  85. Sredni Vashtar September 1, 2020 at 1:46 am #

    Another White Hero has arisen.

    https://www.amren.com/news/2020/08/rebellion-against-critical-race-theory-in-the-federal-government/

    He works in Sandia Labs – which the article says designs our nuclear weapons. The Enemy is within, almost to our heart. The Orcs are in the Deep. They tried to quash it, but their attempt only drew interest. If they fire him, then it will be a kind of vindication. He’s putting it all on the line, at least in terms of this career – or perhaps any. Human Resources doesn’t like rebels after all. And this will be remembered (add italics).

    • SoftStarLight September 1, 2020 at 2:23 am #

      I hope we are entering a new age of super heroes. The super villians sure do seem powerful right now. But things can change in a flash. I hope this nuclear lab critical race theory rebellion gains a critical mass! Maybe become something way bigger and more profound.

      • Disaffected September 1, 2020 at 11:02 am #

        “I hope this nuclear lab critical race theory rebellion gains a critical mass

        I see what you did there. Nice!

    • Disaffected September 1, 2020 at 6:04 am #

      Amazing video link, Sredni, thanks. Sandia’s right down the road from me, so I’m surprised I haven’t heard about this yet, although I’m sure Sandia pressured local news outlets to keep a lid on this. Purity tests have indeed come to federal employment. Three of our suggested five HR performance goals this year were mandated word for word by management and all include “demonstrations of loyalty” to the organization in various forms. I had no idea that this white guilt kind of stuff was going on down at Sandia (never once heard of critical race theory until now), but given the monkey see monkey do mindset of management, in won’t surprise me at all to see it up here next year. Which is totally ironic, as our black population up here is probably way less than 1%, but rather, heavily Hispanic. It’ll be interesting to see how that goes down up here among them.

      • Majella September 2, 2020 at 4:47 am #

        Aren’t ‘demonstrations of loyalty’ what determines the longevity of White House employees and Cabinet seats? So it’s not ALL ‘Democratic wokes’ so is it….

    • Disaffected September 1, 2020 at 8:09 am #

      Hate to say it, but Mr. Peterson’s best case scenario is probably that he be fired so he can take legal action and move on. The usual outcome for DOE whistleblowers is slow and painful career suicide. An administrative reprimand followed by isolation in crappy assignments, total ostracization, and needless to say, zero chance for promotion. But I’d be surprised if he hasn’t already been visited by some “unofficial officials” to give him some stern “career advice.” DOE rarely cares about what you might be disagreeing about; but rather, just that you’re disagreeing publicly at all. Their methods of coercion are always quite subtle, even as they’re more often than not quite effective as well.

      • Sredni Vashtar September 1, 2020 at 1:05 pm #

        Well that’s why he’s a hero. This is a boil that needs to be lanced. It’s racism against Whites, straight up. It’s no mere coincidence that so many Corporations support Black Lives Matter. The Anti-White program has been gaining strength for generations, pushed by the Globalists.

        • Disaffected September 1, 2020 at 3:22 pm #

          The man’s got big brass ones, I’ll give him that. You’d have to experience the culture from the inside to believe it. Extremely uptight given the Security Clearances involved.

    • Majella September 2, 2020 at 4:44 am #

      Add your own italics, you lazy Jesuit!

  86. gustafson.robert.22 September 1, 2020 at 4:13 am #

    great blog post.
    For myself, I’m less motivated a Trump vote this year than in 2016, but still probably a trump vote. In 2016, pulling for T felt anarchic. This year, the democratic party feels more anarchic. I’m not sure the totalitarian tendencies of woke leftism wouldnt quickly break down, once realized, into a purer anarchic stew of true “anything goes,” which is attractive to me. A Trump vote in 2020 feels more like a vote for a nostalgic 20th-century-flavored status-quo than a Trump vote in 2016.

    • Sredni Vashtar September 1, 2020 at 1:08 pm #

      Anything goes? Stay away from Blacks if that gets to be the ruling philosophy. You probably have no idea of the depth of their hatred for Whites.

      Needless to say such a philosophy will destroy any society that adopts it. As Madison said long ago, If we were sages we would need no laws at all. Since we are not, let us proceed.

      Feeling have no relation to Truth.

      • Rupert September 1, 2020 at 1:58 pm #

        I think it goes both ways, too. Complete anarchy wouldn’t last a day. In areas with a large number of ‘urban youths’, warlords would arise and crush one another in a thunderdome, their justice capricious and awful to behold.

        In a place peopled by the descendants of pioneers I wager hempen justice would come back right quick and everyone would be better off.

        It would be the end of the empire regardless.

  87. BackRowHeckler September 1, 2020 at 5:11 am #

    Jeez, I wake up early this morning to do a little Kokanee Salmon fishing out at Twin Lakes, turn on the news and there it is, a Community Member shot in LA last night by sheriff’s deputies.

    On my last post I predicted something might go down in LA, sparking a conflaguration. No I don’t have a crystal ball, but it’s not hard to see. LA seems ripe.

    Sonething evil has been unleashed in Ct, every day in cities large and small people being shot and stabbed, run down with cars, beaten to death … yesterday Hispanic women stabbed to death in Ansonia and Windsor Locks, a black woman in Bridgeport killed while sleeping from a shot thru her bedroom window. 4 or 5 other people shot and stabbed, and this on a Monday. Sometimes our people are being caught up in it; yesterday young mother carjacked in Manchester, assailant makes off with baby strapped in in backseat looks like it was a Mexican, or Puerto Rican, who knows, baby was recovered pretty quick by State Police. Man arrested was carrying a large knife and bags of heroin. That’s what’s happening here, luckily we have small towns and rural areas in the state where standards of behavior and western civilization remain intact. But these areas are shrinking fast.

    Brh

    • benr September 1, 2020 at 6:36 am #

      Get ready for a false flag event involving a patsy wearing a Trump hat.
      They have been breathlessly mouth breathing for months how all the rioting is Trumps fault as if these are Trump supporters and not Bernie or Biden supporters.
      You know like that loving man who shot at a bunch of Republicans playing baseball a couple of years ago.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017_Congressional_baseball_shooting

      I find it hilarious they make noises about right wing groups causing violence yet where are they? Where is this magical right winger violence?
      NFARC called them out and succeeded in shooting three of their own members!
      Months of idiot leftist Antifa and BLM rioters it started long efore with Marxist professors hitting people with bike locks and has escalated.

      We have both sides engaging in a game of chicken but the amount of total violence between right and left has been almost 100% Democrat supporters.

      • Majella September 2, 2020 at 4:56 am #

        benr…so much correct punctuation -actually, PUNCTUATION! Where you c&p this piece from?

        • Nightowl September 3, 2020 at 8:31 am #

          Your own post is riddled with basic errors.

          IQ.

          • Majella September 3, 2020 at 9:07 am #

            Typos. Go fuck yourself.

          • Nightowl September 3, 2020 at 5:11 pm #

            Attacking Benr for stuff you can’t do.

            LOL.

          • Majella September 3, 2020 at 8:25 pm #

            It amuses me what constitutes an ‘attack’ in your weird CT-riddled world.

    • elysianfield September 1, 2020 at 11:19 am #

      “We sleep soundly because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would do us harm.”

      BRH,
      Something evil, indeed. Actually, there is no need for a special evil, just a lack of civil order will suffice.

      Humanity never changes.

      Never.

      • BackRowHeckler September 1, 2020 at 1:46 pm #

        Indeed E!

        I don’t know about you, but I for one am tired of being lectured to about racism every day and hearing how Black Lives Matter. Actually Black Lives seem pretty cheap. I don’t know if they think we’re stupid, we don’t watch the news, we don’t know what’s going on around us not sure what?

        Brh

        • benr September 1, 2020 at 3:10 pm #

          Repeat the lie until it is accepted as truth.

          Joe Biden is honest.
          Joe Biden is not a crook.
          Joe Biden is not into sniffing and pawing at little girls.
          Joe Biden has never offended Female Secret service agents by swimming in the nude in front of them.
          Joe Biden would never grab them by the pussy.
          Joe Biden has all the answers he just could no apply the fixes to all the problems in the last forty years until he get anointed President.
          Joe Biden is compos mentus.
          Joe Biden cares about the little people.
          Joe Biden is against all the rioting and looting.
          Joe Biden cares.
          Go to sleep vote Joe Biden…sleep…vote Joe Biden for build back better!

          Rinse and repeat until you believe all the above.

  88. benr September 1, 2020 at 6:58 am #

    Ever see some human riding a mountain of water in the middle of the ocean and wonder what does it take to do something like that well besides huge brass nuts or a death wish?

    https://www.surfer.com/videos/ever-wondered-what-its-like-prepping-for-a-jaws-event/?utm_source=postup&utm_medium=email&em_hash=9645b92593f045d1c6519aa746851f48

    Nice video as well.

    • benr September 1, 2020 at 7:02 am #

      Special interest note to Q yes people talk like this and worse write it as well.
      How ever it is interesting to see people prepare to ride 20-40 surf.

  89. Pucker September 1, 2020 at 8:01 am #

    With all of these serious existential threats to human existence, it’s a good thing that everyone is out shouting for “Justice” for Breonna Taylor to punish the cops who fired back after Breonna’s criminal boyfriend shot one of the cops serving a valid Search Warrant.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OWhbSKlN3fE

  90. Pucker September 1, 2020 at 8:11 am #

    Will you put a computer chip in your head and connect your brain to the new big 5G network to attain the big Utopia?

    • Majella September 2, 2020 at 5:03 am #

      If I could instantly & continuously access every single episode of every Star Trek episode (all incarnations) ever recorded? Maybe…nah – yes! Please!

      Especially if all Pucker’s imagined scenes were included (as long as it was no more than $1.99 pm).

  91. snagglepuss September 1, 2020 at 9:39 am #

    This is a fascinating story in today’s National Post. Wonder why the plane has never been found. Must be at the bottom of a lake or on a mountain top.

    Missing in the Yukon
    National Post (Latest Edition)1 Sep 2020
    The disappearance — somewhere over the Yukon — of a U. S. military plane with 44 people on board has baffled family members, the military and search parties for more than 70 years.

    The transport plane en route from Anchorage, Alaska to Montana was last heard from about two hours into the flight during a routine radio check on Jan. 26, 1950. At the time, the skies were clear and everything was fine.

    The disappearance of the Douglas C- 54 Skymaster prompted one of the largest recovery searches in North America, but not a single trace of the plane was ever found.

    “As far as I’m concerned, this is the biggest unsolved mystery in Canadian history,” Andrew Gregg, the director of an upcoming documentary that casts a spotlight on the long- forgotten crash, said in a Guardian article. “There’s been no major search at all since 1950. We just want to get the story out there and then see what happens,” he said.

    • BackRowHeckler September 1, 2020 at 10:51 am #

      Snagglepus

      One time we were up in central Maine Deer hunting in the Dover Foxcroft area, watching the news in the lodge we were at, some other hunters found a 2 engine plane in the deep woods that had crashed 15 years earlier. There’s still alot of remote areas in the US and Alaska. About 10 years ago there was a small plane crash in Ct and it took weeks to find the wreckage.

      Brh

      • elysianfield September 1, 2020 at 11:13 am #

        ” it took weeks to find the wreckage”

        BRH,
        I hear that you can park your car in some areas of Hartford, and never see it again!

      • snagglepuss September 1, 2020 at 12:47 pm #

        Acknowledged, but a ‘military’ plane with 44 people on board? Didn’t they have some kind of little black box beeping away in 1950 to ‘home in’ on? America doesn’t like to leave its military equipment behind, even if the place is friendly little Canada and the location is well guarded by polar bears. Maybe it was a ‘friendly fire’ episode because the defence people thought it was a Ruskie plane flying over the North Pole.
        I think it might be at the bottom of some glacial lake. Wasn’t there a US WW2 plane that sank while being refueled because the ice was too thin? Lake Placid or Gander, Newfoundland. I forget the details of the story, but I thought they brought it up to the surface years later. Somehow a missing plane wreck and a ship that goes down in ocean waters feel different to me. They should be able to find 44 souls and put the families at rest.

        • snagglepuss September 1, 2020 at 12:53 pm #

          Maybe I am thinking of the recovery operation of RCAF Halifax HR871 off the coast of Sweden………..

      • Sredni Vashtar September 1, 2020 at 1:11 pm #

        Everybody stays on the trails. Nobody really goes in the woods.

  92. sleek111 September 1, 2020 at 10:19 am #

    “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
    That, to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.

    That, whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.

    Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and, accordingly, all experience has shown, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.

    But, when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.”

    – Declaration of Independence

  93. Billy Hill September 1, 2020 at 10:44 am #

    Neither side concedes after November.

    Where do we go then?

    Is there even a where?

    Cry Havoc?

    Chicago Warlordism.

    The future is here.

    It’s just not widely distributed.

    Yet.

    • Disaffected September 1, 2020 at 12:17 pm #

      Then Krampus comes for Christmas and burns the whole damn thing down.

      • Billy Hill September 1, 2020 at 1:00 pm #

        I’m Dreaming of a Woke Christmas.

  94. PeteAtomic September 1, 2020 at 11:22 am #

    Good blog today Jim, and I agree. Although I support Trump because of the America first/anti-multinationalist policy he has advocated for– so I think he has a positivist agenda, and its not wholly or necessarily anti-democrat. Speaking of the democrats, what are they for, exactly? It seems incoherent, muddled, confused, and opaque. Are they for wokeism? are they for foreign wars and entanglements? I don’t know. Maybe both. The corporate, multi-national donors & those in the MIC have one agenda, while the ‘progressives’ have another. How long can the democrats remain together as a party? I’m not sure if they can survive without some real major conflict.

  95. benr September 1, 2020 at 11:23 am #

    A dystopic American future now!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vVCSUafFVI

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

      Hey Ben you ought to take a drive up there, check it out for yourself, report back. It looks like if you bring a load of “beer and smokes” you’ll be Ok.

      SLAB CITY!!!

      BRH

      • benr September 1, 2020 at 7:29 pm #

        Was thinking about it but I was just in Borego springs and it was 115 in the shade.
        It was so hot my glock 21 sf was to hot to handle.

  96. JohnAZ September 1, 2020 at 11:30 am #

    Just an observation.

    For at least a couple of decades, the buildup of homeless in primarily Blue states and cities has been noted. The local governments would not do anything about it because the presence of these bands was a repudiation of the entire Liberal Democratic credo, that giving people freebies to buy votes was the political key to success. Of course homeless are going to be attracted to Blue areas with their giveaway programs. So the number of homeless continues to grow and be ignored.

    Another indication the number of homeless gives is an indication of the health of the general economy, maybe better than unemployment numbers. If the economic health during the past 12 years has been so good as both Obama and Trump have claimed, why do the number of homeless keep growing?

    Maybe it has to do with a very leaky southern border, and perhaps northern too.

    Let us see, lots of idle people sitting around doing nothing in predominately Blue cities. Hurting economically, looking to blame somebody, anybody for their plight. Mental illness, drug usage, lassitude prevail. What a target for any group to sprinkle money into to create trouble. BLM has a hand in this in their desire to be noticed, but the coordination and resources provided are much bigger than BLM.

    What a perfect situation for the globalist anarchists. Lots of unhappy people available, a cause, BLM, mental illness, drugs. Even the real BLM folks are bitching toward the biggest part of the “protestors” for using their cause to rebel against America.

    The homeless, sleep all day, raise hell all night. What a great deal. And the MSM feeding on the whole thing.

    • Majella September 2, 2020 at 5:10 am #

      Yes…ironic given that impoverishment of the marginals is a result of right-wing political policies since the 1980s. You can bet poor people who haven’t migrated from the ‘non-democtratic’ city nirvanas are no better off than those who have.
      Actually, all this dissing of ‘Democrat-run hellholes’ ( Which even President DimDon is now riffing on) is fascinating. Would some woke-Trumpista please name even a few of the GOP- run utopian cities? Like, cities more than a half-million? Please?

      • Kim September 2, 2020 at 6:27 am #

        Marella,
        I would have expected you to know. It is cities that are black or brown that are shitholes.

        But we are not allowed to say that. So they say Democrat-run as a rough proxy.

        Even a poor white place like West Virginia has a comparatively low-crime at the 7th lowest crime rate of any state in the union. It is impoverished and even drug damaged but is still down there with Idaho, Maine and New Hampshire.

        So they mean black. But they have to say Dem. Being PC you know.

        • Majella September 2, 2020 at 9:22 pm #

          You list three states, all sparsely populated. Go on…

  97. dilbert113 September 1, 2020 at 12:02 pm #

    At the end of the day, it is the party of violence chaos rioting looting burning stealing assault and murder vs. the party of law and order. That, in and of itself, should justify voting Republican to anyone planning to participate in this year’s elections in November, no matter whether they identify as a Democrat or a Republican, as a liberal, a conservative, or a moderate. Buildings businesses and cars are being burned to the ground. Business owners who try and protect their businesses from the mob are being murdered, and some armed citizens have started to shoot the looters. This has to stop. After all the riots are put down, after our government has Restored Order, then will be a time for politics, and time to vote for or against candidates based on their tax policies, their views on immigration, their stance on hot-button issues like abortion and gun control. But now is not that time. The Democrats have overplayed their hand with support for rioters, and now they reap the whirlwind.

    • JohnAZ September 1, 2020 at 12:11 pm #

      Yup!

    • Sredni Vashtar September 1, 2020 at 1:14 pm #

      Scot Adams said he has lost three jobs because he is White.

      • Majella September 2, 2020 at 5:20 am #

        Scott Adams? Mr Dilbert? This quite a claim to make sans evidence. I’d be willing to bet he has had -or needed -a ‘job’ in years.

        If he has had ‘gigs’ withdrawn, it’s just as likely due to his Trumpista crowds as to ha pinkish hue.

        • Nightowl September 2, 2020 at 11:26 am #

          Do a search for “sans” on this thread.

          Monkey see, monkey do.

          I keep telling you = low IQ.

          • Majella September 3, 2020 at 9:13 am #

            🙂 Wow, you’re so consistently repetitive….*yawn*

            And being so clever and all, why do you waste your time slinging the same old shit, none of which sticks, at me -so far beneath your bilious contempt ?

            Get a new line, troll.

  98. JohnAZ September 1, 2020 at 12:07 pm #

    Covid observation

    Saw a Fox headline saying that the rates of new cases is rising in 26 states. ???

    So my skepticism took over and I brought up the daily reports and started looking at trends over the last couple of weeks. What a surprise!?!

    The real number of upward trends is tada, seven. All slow risers and not surges.

    Downward trends across the south, especially Arizona, Florida and Texas.

    The vast majority are level, most post mini surge, for example California at 5000 per day.

    Hmmm, you would think that someone would be looking at this steady state character of infection. Why? Because mitigation is pretty much in place and we still have this “leakage” occurring. Large numbers.

    Is this because of hide bound anti maskers? Or opening the schools? There is a source of people being infected on a constant basis, where the heck is the supply coming from?

    Maybe re-infections or recurrent cases from on going infections?

    Where are all the scientists?

    • benr September 1, 2020 at 12:41 pm #

      It’s simple.
      Infected person a goes to the grocery store and touches the shopping cart.
      Person b uses same cart before virus is de-activated and is now infected.
      It takes about 45 minutes for UV light summer sun levels to deactivate the virus so everyone who touches that cart for up to an hour is a possible source.

      What is really coming out about this is the death rate is miniscule.
      We have been lied to at every level as to the lethality of this virus.
      We have been either lied to with positive testing or the tests are defective.
      We have been lied to.
      Never let a crisis go to waste.

      • Nightowl September 1, 2020 at 3:53 pm #

        I said this at the very start: they took a novel form of a virus from a massive family of viruses and claimed it was super duper special and broke all the rules of viruses to date.

        The Corona Con.

        • benr September 1, 2020 at 7:28 pm #

          Yes BUT now it has been admitted not guessed at by we the tin foil hat wearers or so some of the blind here call us.

          Infowars was onto this within a week or two.

          • Nightowl September 2, 2020 at 4:23 am #

            Infowars is an interesting thing. One one hand Alex is a very smart guy — extremely well read, has a photographic memory, and is capable of speaking on highly complex issues and rattling off facts entirely free of prompting or notes. I’ve listened once or twice and fact-checked some of his spicier claims and he has a near 100% hit rate.

            On the other hand, the way he frames things and the hype and hyperbole he creates and engages in to hook listeners are borderline conman-ish.

            It is true that they have gotten a lot of things right. But they make themselves such an easy target for ridicule. And as Uncle Saul teaches his radicals, ridicule is perhaps the most effective tool in our political environment — particularly when the audience has never learned to or does not know how to critically think.

    • Sredni Vashtar September 1, 2020 at 1:17 pm #

      Only about 10,000 people have really died from it in America, John. The CDC admitted as much. Obviously there has been a coup and your Fauci and Birx are now being pushed out. So why not believe the new CDC since you believe the older version?

      Or do you “enjoy” worshiping the Covid God? For Fear is a very great worship, is it not?

      • GreenAlba September 1, 2020 at 1:43 pm #

        You have just made up a statistical lie that should get you an award. The CDC said no such thing.

        My husband is diabetic. That means he’s immune compromised with regard to Covid. But he’s fine. He’s got years in him – probably a couple of decades – and he lives a perfectly normal life.

        If he gets Covid and dies from it, he will have died of Covid.

        Stop lying.

        • GreenAlba September 1, 2020 at 1:45 pm #

          And he’s not in ‘fear’ at all. He goes to work and sees patients, just as before, except that some of them will have Covid. But facts are facts.

      • Q. Shtik September 1, 2020 at 2:12 pm #

        Only about 10,000 people have really died from it in America – Sredni

        ==========

        The other 173,000 died WITH Covid, not FROM Covid? Is that your argument?

        • GreenAlba September 1, 2020 at 2:29 pm #

          It is, but his argument ignores the fact that the people with ‘underlying conditions’ (and you only need to have slightly raised BP to be technically considered to have an underlying condition – and it’s easily treated) weren’t, in any real-world scenario, likely to die of that underlying condition, for years or decades.

          And they might have died of something else. They might have died of sepsis. Or cancer. In which case they’d have been registered as having died of cancer, not high blood pressure, because it was the cancer that killed them.

          Or they might have been knocked down by a bus, while walking about with an underlying condition.

          • Sredni Vashtar September 1, 2020 at 2:39 pm #

            As Buddha said, If a, then b. And your side has been ruthless in attributing covid to absolutely everything – so you have no high ground there at all so don’t even go there.

            Can you at least admit Cuomo is a mass murderer for putting covid patients in nursing homes with the vulnerable elderly? Did that happen over there too?

          • GreenAlba September 2, 2020 at 8:50 am #

            I don’t have a side, dimwit.

            Lots of people have died here of Covid without being registered as having died of Covid. Mostly in the community, as witnessed by doctors who saw them and whose professional judgement was that they ‘probably’ had Covid’ but in the absence of test kits at the time, were unable to register them as Covid deaths.

            Likewise, if you have Covid, partially recover, but die 30 days later of Covid-induced blood clots or whatever (i.e. beyond the 28-day cut-off), you will not be registered as dying of Covid, even though you died of Covid because you didn’t have blood clots previously.

            Stop being so partisan – it’s unhelpful to everything.

          • GreenAlba September 2, 2020 at 9:05 am #

            “Can you at least admit Cuomo is a mass murderer for putting covid patients in nursing homes with the vulnerable elderly? Did that happen over there too?”

            I can’t say anything at all about Cuomo I haven’t followed what he did in any detail, other than reading what people have said on here. He’s just a name to me.

            I wouldn’t call what happened in the UK ‘mass murder’ because that’s emotional dingbattery. But there was huge incompetence, mostly caused by people being caught on the hop and making up protocols on the hoof, having not had to deal with something like this before. (You will recall that if you run exercises to train people in planning for an actual pandemic, you get accused of preparing for a ‘plandemic’, so you can’t really win and sometimes have to live with a shambles.)

            While some of the patients (in the UK) were recovered Covid patients (but presumably still ‘shedding’ virus’), as far as I know, most of the people sent unwisely to care homes were non-Covid patients who were in hospital for other things, and weren’t tested before they left hospital. That was dumb, but not ‘mass murder’.

            It would have been difficult to keep it out of care homes anyway, since most of the staff are poorly paid, often can’t afford to take time off when sick, and are often going to several care homes in a give period. Add that to the lack of testing kits and facilities at the time (and a shortage of PPE), and you have a problem anyway, not that it excuses the incompetence and lack of forethought.

            A lot of things would be done differently if it were to happen again. Scotland is using its field hospitals both for training and as a source of beds to be used in any future ‘second spike’, specifically to take patients who no longer require hospital treatment, but shouldn’t be sent back to care homes yet.

        • Sredni Vashtar September 1, 2020 at 2:41 pm #

          Probably far less than that, Q, but yes. My argument? The CDC said it a couple of days ago!

      • Nightowl September 1, 2020 at 4:04 pm #

        The updated number is 10,980 for COVID alone — sans underlying conditions.

        And the kicker is, one of the underlying conditions they list is “unintentional and intentional injury, poisoning, or other adverse effect.”

        Corona suicide, bro. You could not make this shit up!

    • SoftStarLight September 1, 2020 at 1:37 pm #

      I have no choice at this point than to believe you are somehow tied into this medical tyranny John. Is that where you want me to be? The CDC has already reported that only 6% of all the deaths in the US from covid were actually solely caused by covid. The remaining 94% were for other reasons than covid and the person just had covid too at the time of death. It’s all a farce at this point but it doesn’t matter because they have inflicted the deep damage that they intended too and clearly they have also made deep psychic inroads into the population.

      • GreenAlba September 1, 2020 at 1:46 pm #

        “I have no choice at this point than to believe you are somehow tied into this medical tyranny John. Is that where you want me to be? ”

        Not patronising at all …

        You are lying about the CDC – details above.

        • SoftStarLight September 1, 2020 at 1:49 pm #

          Right – and of course the CDC never lies. Experts ARE ALWAYS right. Obey Obey Obey

          • GreenAlba September 1, 2020 at 1:52 pm #

            That’s the response of a petulant teenager. Try again.

            You don’t need to go to the CDC. Other countries also have data.

            What did you think about the percentages of patients (from neurodoc) – of any age – who end up with serious organ damage?

            Would you like your parents – or your sister – to spend the rest of their lives unable to walk up a flight of stairs?

          • SoftStarLight September 1, 2020 at 1:56 pm #

            I think its terrible that people suffer grave harm from the virus. But its the actual number that counts when you are trying to justify lockdowns and shutdowns that affect the lives and livelihoods of literally billions. And I did not take the time to read through neurodocs reports or posts but I think that it is sad and I am not going to let you try to make it out that I don’t care about anybody and I’m effing done with that particular aspersion.

          • SoftStarLight September 1, 2020 at 1:58 pm #

            And to be honest with you my parents have not been particularly concerned about getting the virus just sayin

          • GreenAlba September 1, 2020 at 2:16 pm #

            I didn’t say you didn’t care. I’m just pointing out that it could happen to your parents as well as to someone of 80 with high blood pressure. And it would be more serious if it happened to your parents because they could otherwise expect decades of healthy life.

            I don’t promote the view that the US should have been locked down for months, especially in places where there have been hardly any cases. I have on multiple occasions expressed sympathy with Prof. Giesecke’s position (Sweden) which was to avoid a lockdown (while closing upper schools and universities) but ask people to observe social distancing, where possible and wear masks, especially where distancing was not possible. The other Swedish guy pointed out that it was dangerous to rely on masks without observing distancing as well, because people might get a false sense of security. Mitigation, as JohnAZ has repeatedly pointed out, requires both – and aims at getting people back to work as safely as possibly. Full safety isn’t possible.

            But you won’t budge on your ideologically driven positions, by even backing social distancing or wearing a mask in an ‘effing’ shop.

          • GreenAlba September 1, 2020 at 2:17 pm #

            Sorry, that last bit wasn’t all meant to be in italic.

        • SoftStarLight September 1, 2020 at 1:51 pm #

          And just now we are super concerned about patroniZing? Let me def get an LOL in on that one.

          • GreenAlba September 1, 2020 at 2:08 pm #

            I’ll try not to parse that phrase ‘let me def get an LOL’ too assiduously.

            But LOL away, if it makes you happy.

            If you think the CDC is lying, why are you complaining about what they’re saying? I mean, it’s not true anyway, right? So it’s meaningless to discuss percentages?

            If you don’t like ‘patronising’, wait till you find that we can spell ‘light’ and ‘night’ properly. If I were you, though, I’d look at that ‘let me def get an LOL’ first before worrying about -ise -ize customs. I mean, seriously … 🙂

            But it’s fine to spell use -ise or -ize in English English, although -ise is more often used owing to French influence in the 19th century. Freedom, eh …

            BTW, FInca once provided data on a particular day of traffic on this site and it was 51% US and 49% non-US, so it’s fine to express that love of freedom that y’all have and tolerate other versions of the English Language, which, as I hate to point out, originated here in its modern form.

            I mean, I’m better at switching than most, having worked in publishing with books for both UK and US markets, but you wouldn’t want a dog’s breakfast of mid-Atlantic English if I slipped, would you?

          • Sredni Vashtar September 1, 2020 at 8:47 pm #

            Just heard on the news: No masks in British classrooms! Alba could have told us this, but I had to hear it on the telly. It doesnt fit in with her pro-mask agenda so she saw fit not to mention it.

          • SoftStarLight September 2, 2020 at 3:07 am #

            Oh really! Isn’t that very interesting, I’m so glad you caught that.
            Wow look at that Alba! Even a backwater like Louisiana is mandating that children wear masks in the classroom. Who knew Britain was so anti-science??!! No doubt you hang your head in abject shame and come to places like CFN so you can reestablish your moral center as a covid carer and tout your medical knowledge. It is also curious to me that your husband being a medic hasn’t been required to get a covid test. My uncle was told the other day if he wanted to see a certain specialist he would have to get tested before the appointment. Sounds like Britain is behind the times or maybe just not convinced covid is as bad as it is. Or whoa what if that is it! Covid is not all that bad and ya’ll know it but nobody wants to be the one who has to admit they were wrong.

          • GreenAlba September 2, 2020 at 5:45 am #

            Goodness, my little ideologically driven friends, you are truly desperate.

            Janos has just heard on the news something that I haven’t heard yet myself. And yet he thinks I should have told him. O-kaaaay …

            Right, I’ll tell you what I know about what’s going on in ‘British classrooms’ in a moment. Make that what I think I know – why would you think I’d know? Leaving aside that it’s decades since I had a child in school, or indeed taught in one, education is devolved in the UK. That means there are NO Covid instructions for ‘British classrooms’, but there are separate instructions for English, Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish classrooms. Since I know very little about what’s going on in any of them, what I can tell you is practically useless. That, my little ideologically driven friend, (I’ll deal with SSL’s dog’s breakfast of a post separately), is one of many reasons why it wouldn’t occur to me to tell you about it.

            What I have told you about, since I know (or think I know), from my daughter and from snippets of Nooooz, is that in nurseries (kindergartens), such as where said daughter works, the children are not wearing masks and neither are the teachers and assistants (unless they want to, I think), and there is no social distancing between the children (because any attempt would be delusional, as I’ve said on many occasions), although there are ‘bubbles’. But there is an attempt to have distancing between the adults (parents and teachers/assistants).

            Moving on to schools proper, what I *know* is that my 8-year-old grandson has to wear a mask if he goes on the bus to school. Mostly he walks. I don’t think they are practising any kind of social distancing either, for the same reason as in the nursery – because it’s unlikely to work. They’re in five days a week. As far as I’m aware children in primary schools are not wearing masks in class.

            I did hear a couple of weeks ago that one SECONDARY school in Edinburgh and another one somewhere else in Scotland had asked pupils to wear masks. In the classroom? No idea – my understanding is that it was just in halls and corridors where kids were moving about between classrooms. I think this may have been extended to other schools in Scotland, but here’s the thing – again – I don’t know. And, frankly, I don’t care. Why would I be paying attention when I don’t have kids in school?

            Finally, I *think* something similar is going on in English SECONDARY schools, but I really don’t know. Wales and Northern Ireland? Not a clue, sorry.

            So, you see my difficulty with telling you about ‘masks in British schools’? I don’t know. There’s the tragedy of it. But I have to say I don’t really care either. I’m wearing a mask in shops and on buses and I see very few people wearing them in the street when they’re not about to go on a bus or into a shop. That’s all I really know about, sorry.

          • GreenAlba September 2, 2020 at 6:47 am #

            SSL

            There’s a lot in there, Gish Gallop* style, so you’ll have to excuse the long response.

            “Oh really! Isn’t that very interesting, I’m so glad you caught that.”

            Oh, dear. See above.

            “Who knew Britain was so anti-science??!!”

            The ENGLISH response to Covid has, as I’ve said on multiple occasions, been shambolic. It’s currently been accepted as having been shambolic to the point that PHE (Public Health England) has been summarily dissolved in the middle of a pandemic. It’s been replaced by something else whose name I can’t remember, but the person in charge of it is the woman who’s been in charge of ‘track and trace’ or whatever their equally shambolic testing/tracing effort is called (Matt Hancock and his boss repeatedly referred to it as ‘world-beating’ before it, you know, didn’t really happen – and then didn’t really work). And, from what I recall from snippets my other half passes on to me from his doctors’ blogs, the person at the head of whatever body is to hold this new health/pandemic entity to account is [drumroll …] her HUSBAND.

            Welcome to Brexit Britain. You think Bumblin’ Johnson’s government is all about SCIENCE. Hahahahahahahahaha!! The current government ministers were picked not because of any obvious – or even coyly hidden – knowledge or competence, but because they are loyal Brexiters. They are the stupidest, most incompetent shower of fools I’ve ever seen put together by an equally incompetent head fool.

            “It is also curious to me that your husband being a medic hasn’t been required to get a covid test. My uncle was told the other day if he wanted to see a certain specialist he would have to get tested before the appointment.”

            OK, I’ve told you what lunacy prevails in England – let’s turn to Scotland. Not much better, I’m afraid, but slightly less ostentatiously shambolic. Nicola is trying hard to look better than Boris, because it’s playing brilliantly in the pro-Independence polls. But even Rin Tin Tin wouldn’t have had to stretch himself to look better than Boris. And at least he’d be there.

            But let’s get back to the Covid test. For an NHS person to get a Covid test, they have to go to a Covid testing centre. Generally, they are drive-in centres, and could be an hour or more away. And we don’t have a car, you’ll recall. It has been hard enough getting tests for patients, outside of hospitals, let alone doctors. And what would a test of a medic on one particular day tell you anyway? If he gets tested (without symptoms) before going to a care home, is he to test himself again when he comes out? What if he goes to three care homes in one shift and the results don’t come back for days? If he had symptoms, he could send for a postal test, as could I. But it would take days to come and days to process (I keep hearing about upcoming 15-minute tests but they don’t seem to actually manifest themselves anywhere useful).

            You’re talking about science when what you should be talking about is COMPETENCE. There isn’t much around, sorry to disappoint you.

            Here’s a bit of idiocy, if you’d like an anecdote. My grandson is back at school. Except that he’s not, because my daughter’s had to keep him off so far this week due to him coughing a bit and having had a bit of a sore throat. Them’s the rules, according to the school. So she called the NHS helpline and was told he didn’t have Covid symptoms. Because he doesn’t have Covid symptoms they won’t send her a test kit. But he still can’t go back to school while he’s got any kind of cough. She calls me when she feels the need for a rant about this kind of thing. (Being a tolerant, patient kinda person, I’m a bit of a rant-magnet – hubby has been firing brief but frequent rants in my direction about the NHS for years.)

            The advice on masks in schools, as far as I can see, is changing week to week, according to whoever is panicking about the latest surge in ‘cases’ somewhere. I’m not interested in surges in cases, as I’ve already said – I’m interested in how many people are dying (a lot fewer now) and how many people are suffering long-term organ damage. In France they’re panicking again and masks are mandatory almost everywhere, as far as I know. The advice I’ve seen a while ago was that if you were standing beside someone in an office, for example, collaborating on something, for say 15 minutes, the mask would help you very little. That’s not where masks have their best use, which is in situations where people are in enclosed spaces, especially with little ventilation – and are also observing social distancing. They seem to be making a difference in factories, meat plants and the like.

            I’m sure you’ll also have gleaned some information that you were looking for from my post to Janos. The