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      You might be among those who have noticed that the people in authority in our country appear increasingly insane. It ought to be self-evident that this is deeply disturbing, but I will explain anyway to allay any residual mystification. In a sane human society, authority is granted to those who are trustworthy. People earn trust by demonstrating their allegiance to reality. Things generally work better when the people running them maintain cordial relations with reality. Now, you understand why so many things don’t work in the USA.

     What more subtle minds are asking these days is this: when does this insanity tip over into evil? Especially the insanity evinced in our authority figures. How about when someone positively denies reality in the act of doing harm. How about Rochelle Walensky, Director of the CDC? Ms. Walensky is, to this moment, still proffering mRNA Covid-19 “vaccines” for children despite the reality that reams of evidence exist showing these products to be harmful, even deadly — and, in particular, by the previously exacting standards of the CDC’s sister agency, the FDA, which hold that just a few demonstrated injuries will lead to a drug being withdrawn from medical practice. (Ms. Walensky is a medical doctor, by the way.)

      Is it possible that Ms. Walensky is unacquainted with the genuine news all over the Internet about mRNA injury and death? Rate that hard-to-believe… that is, at odds with reality. If, for some reason, it escaped her attention, do you suppose that somebody among her ten-thousand-plus CDC employees might have alerted the director about all this? I would suppose so. The unappetizing conclusion is that Rochelle Walensky, in her very important role as a national public health officer, has tripped over the line from insane to evil. As has, it would appear, the leadership of the CDC — because a sane CDC staff would have stopped Walensky by now

     As a general rule, human societies give individuals and groups permission to act in certain ways. Is it not obvious, for instance, that the deans and college presidents have issued blanket permission for students (and faculty) to mistreat invited speakers who purvey ideas contrary to the Woke campus consensus? Or that many big city mayors give permission to young people to create mayhem in the streets, steal from retail shops, and even injure or kill other people? Hence, college no longer works to expose young adults to the reality of competing ideas… and the public realm in our cities is one big danger zone.

     The college deans and presidents act knowingly, as do the big city mayors. When the predictable results manifest — abused speakers and urban chaos — the people in authority do nothing to discipline those who act-out, and so permission is granted to get more of that behavior. After the injuries are committed, the same authority figures offer insincere rationalizations to excuse the entire insane permission-granting dynamic, thus revealing their complicity. In short, they lie, employing complex confabulations. That seems evil.

     The political Left these days is determined to promote sexual confusion as a crucial component of the common good. Politicians, agency officials, corporate executives, the chiefs of NGOs and public interest organizations all support public demonstrations of ignoble and sinister sexual acts, often involving the inversion of sexual roles between male and female. Here’s an interesting specimen posted Saturday, April 15, on Twitter.

If you object to this behavior, you may be subject to extreme punishment (loss of career) for “transphobia.” The Left is taunting America with exhibitions like this (notice the child in the background at center). Is it not clear that this is some sort of insult to decency?  The Left wants the non-Left to respond with acts of violence so that the Left can proceed to disarm the non-Left and prevent any opposition to the Left’s more serious plans to abolish personal liberty, such as a Central Bank Digital Currency that can monitor all your spending, punish you for your economic choices, and confiscate your earnings. The Left does these things in the name, they say, of “our democracy.” It’s a lie, of course. Democracy is the last thing they really care about. They do it in the name of pushing everybody around because all they really care about is coercion and punishment (applied with maximum sadism). Here’s one of the Left’s thought-leaders expressing this ethos the other day:

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    Robert Reich was Labor Secretary in Bill Clinton’s cabinet. He is a much-published author, including a recent book titled (ominously) The Common Good. He’s been a professor at Brandeis and UC Berkeley. He’s an eminentissimo among the Left’s authority figures. His insistence that the non-Left seeks to bring about a tyrannical marriage of corporate-and-government interests (fascism) is contrary to the reality that this is exactly the program currently carried out by his own Democratic Party. Look no further than the Twitter files and the censorship campaign of collusion between Woked-up government agencies and Woked-up social media executives (who, by a more than 90-percent ratio contributed campaign money to the Democratic Party). Robert Reich’s party is against free speech. Democracy requires freedom of speech. That’s why Madison, Hamilton and the others put it in our constitution. Robert Reich is a liar. He is against freedom of speech.

      Human religious lore has it that the figure of Satan is the Father of Lies. Satan is the personification of evil. The political Left and the vehicle it rides on, the Democratic Party, with phantom president “Joe Biden” in the driver’s seat, has become the Party of Satan. We are in the presence of evil. (Call them psychopaths, if you’re more comfortable with that.) Whether you are religious or not, the Left represents a force at war with reality, and it happens to be at war against the rest of us. You can’t negotiate with it. It lies always and everywhere about everything. It must be vanquished.

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958 Responses to “Call the Exorcist”

  1. cowbell81 April 17, 2023 at 9:21 am #

    News out of Chicago from this past Saturday: “Teen Takeover terrorizes Chicago as hundreds of children destroy property, attack tourists”. This is a good run through for their upcoming Democrat Convention.

    That new Brandon mayor can’t get into office soon enough. I am sure that given the proper number of social workers this matter would be taken care of lickety-split.

    More from the news report: Large groups of teens were seen blasting music from Bluetooth speakers and spilling in front of traffic, with some attempting to gain access to the city’s Millennium Park, which is off limits to those under 21 after certain hours, and the downtown Art Institute.

    Some teens in the group began jumping up and down on cars, smashing windows and attacking people inside. One woman told Fox 32 her husband was attacked from the driver side of his vehicle and beaten after a group of teens jumped up and down on the couple’s windshield. The man was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

    Police say a 6-year-old boy was shot in the arm near the Chicago Loop and a 17-year-old boy was shot in the leg. Both were transported to Northwestern Hospital and listed in fair condition, according to a report from WLS.

    Fox 32 reported that the chaos appeared to be another “Teen Takeover” of the city that was planned on social media, noting a similar scene played out in Chicago last year.

    Link to the article, be sure to watch the epic live video footage:

    httpXX://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/teen-takeover-terrorizes-chicago-as-hundreds-of-children-destroy-property-attack-tourists/ar-AA19VWQs

    • Ishabaka April 17, 2023 at 10:02 am #

      “Teens”, “kids”, “youths” are Woke-media code for Black domestic terrorists ages 15 – 35.

      • SW April 17, 2023 at 10:12 am #

        And here’s a quote from mayor-elect Brandon (perfect name) Johnson:

        “In no way do I condone the destructive activity we saw in the Loop and lakefront this weekend. It is unacceptable and has no place in our city. However, it is not constructive to demonize youth who have otherwise been starved of opportunities in their own communities,” Johnson, a progressive who defeated moderate Democrat Paul Vallas earlier this month, said in a statement on Sunday.

        “Our city must work together to create spaces for youth to gather safely and responsibly, under adult guidance and supervision, to ensure that every part of our city remains welcome for both residents and visitors.”

        So, in other words, these “youths” are excused of their destructive behavior and given the green light to do as they please.

        • MaryQueen April 17, 2023 at 10:17 am #

          More blah blah blah DEI bullshit. He is not allowed to say differently.

          So, IOW, nothing will be done, and the problem will escalate, because he’s just given the green light to the poor kids “starved of opportunity” to commit violence and mayhem.

          It’s beyond me that anyone can’t see this is 100% by design. Then all they need are a few well-trained instigators to get it all started.

          There have always been poverty-stricken parts of cities, but suddenly all of those poor folks are violent thugs?

          As Paula D would say, yeah, no.

          • SW April 17, 2023 at 10:25 am #

            He also said he wouldn’t hire more police officers so the logical assumption is when the older, more experienced ones retire, they won’t be replaced.

          • Beryl of Oyl April 17, 2023 at 10:40 am #

            Those kids are starving the other black kids of opportunity.

            I have seen this, I know it, and that mayor knows it too.

            BTW people are getting mad at Alex Berenson for saying so, but he has the data to back it up.

            Weed can cause psychosis and violent behavior in young males.

            Just because it does not cause violence and psychosis in everyone who consumes it, does not mean that some people aren’t affected that way.

            I personally know two young men, both non-violent (one relatively speaking) who became psychotic after smoking weed.

            So what does it do to the already violent and mentally fragile?

            In case anyone has not noticed, we are in the middle of a large experiment to find out.

          • Not_GeorgeT April 17, 2023 at 11:00 am #

            “the older, more experienced ones ” are counting days and doing math, paperwork in hand.

          • MaryQueen April 17, 2023 at 12:32 pm #

            Beryl, yet another great point.

            Weed makes some psychotic.

            I was never able to smoke it without having a crappy experience that I did not welcome, so I never got into it.

            And now apparently the strains out there can be super dangerous.

            SSRIs are another thing. And a recent study came out on them proving that they do not in any way alleviate depression! It was ignored of course.

          • WadeWaters April 17, 2023 at 1:36 pm #

            It would plunge me into a deep and dark depression, staring into the abyss.

            Or as the Count Five song of 1966 said…

            “Ah-oh little girl Psychotic Reaction!”

          • Jarek April 17, 2023 at 2:51 pm #

            Yes, these substances are tools to help one look inside, by releasing the subconscious. Not a good idea for primitive people whose control is weak, or people who don’t want to look at themselves like Mary.

          • hmuller April 17, 2023 at 3:36 pm #

            Mayor Brandon and his colleagues in the Teacher’s Union can now clearly see the kind of citizens they have molded, educated, and turned lose in the world. That they feel no shame, no failure – speaks volumes.

            Failed schools, worthless teachers, a failed city unsafe for decent people….. I think we have the makings for a banana republic, though no one dare say it.

            Throw in a lawless terrorist federal government that blows up our allies’ natural gas pipelines (among a hundred other dirty, corrupt deeds I could mention). And this is not the America we knew. It may have never been perfect, but as JHK points out, the ruling elite have gone full tilt Satanic.

          • hmuller April 17, 2023 at 6:30 pm #

            One more observation. Mass crime scenes like the Chicago incident and the recent crowd sacking of stores results in video film footage. Do you suppose the authorities will dedicate thousands upon thousands of law enforcement man hours tracking down the culprits pictured – as they did with the JAN 06 demonstrators – and then lock them up for years without bail and without filing charges?

            Common criminals and looters don’t scare the power holders. But a politically awakened citizenry scares them shitless.

          • mrs_saj April 18, 2023 at 8:55 am #

            hmuller,

            Great point about video footage.

            Fortunately, they don’t have to spend hours reviewing the footage. Homeland Security can just subpoena the cell phone tower data and make a list of every phone in the area at that time. Just like Jan 6.

            I’m sure they’ll get right on it! /sarc

        • David Webb April 17, 2023 at 11:16 am #

          Mayor Brandon conveniently overlooks the fact that, as Ishabaka mentioned, many on these “youth” are adults, and the guidance and supervision they are providing is to encourage this type of behavior.

          • MaryQueen April 17, 2023 at 12:33 pm #

            I really am going to love saying “Mayor Brandon.” LOL.

          • Paula D April 17, 2023 at 12:57 pm #

            Let’s go, Brandon!

        • Rowdypiglet April 17, 2023 at 12:32 pm #

          “However, it is not constructive to demonize youth who have otherwise been starved of opportunities in their own communities,” Johnson, a progressive who defeated moderate Democrat Paul Vallas earlier this month, said in a statement on Sunday”

          When their actions are demonstrably demonic, I’m inclined to call them demons. Oddly enough, I believe it’s “constructive” to tell the truth, but it seems we’re not to speak unless we agree to tell the mandated lies.

          • drhooves April 17, 2023 at 2:11 pm #

            “Truth” can be a slippery slope. In a sane world, the mayor’s reaction would have been something like, “….extra police officers, and if necessary, National Guard units will be deployed to restore order….”

            But we’re not living in a sane world, and I think we’re getting closer to where we’ll trade left-woke truth for draconian right-wing reaction. Something like the mayor saying, “…the rioting will cease immediately, use of deadly force is now authorized….”

            And then we’ll rhyme with Germany, 1933.

          • Woodchuck April 18, 2023 at 1:06 pm #

            “And then we’ll rhyme with Germany, 1933.”

            And just wait until we rhyme with Germany 1945! Y’all ready for it. It’s coming! I grew up on stories from relatives about what that year was like over there. No food, no new clothing, no plumbing, pooping in buckets, and electricity either unavailable or unreliable in all the big cities that were bombed. Everyone able bodied, including women, were busy sifting through bombed rubble and saving all the construction materials that could be re-used.

            And martial law enforced by Allied soldiers. My dad was a sergeant in the US Army and was stationed in a big bombed out German city continuing after war’s end. He rode around in a jeep that had a machine gun mounted on it for extra firepower when needed to deal with any criminals or sore losers. For example, there were people around who were still armed and had had former jobs like being SS or being guards at concentration camps. People you’d not want to meet after dark in dark streets. Wait until all the demons in the USA come out at night to hunt.

            That might be the day when heavy military weapons are used on mobs. Our new napoleon will give ’em all a big whiff of grapeshot. And at the end of it all, millions of bodies are scooped up out of the streets using front end loaders and dumped in mass graves.

            And after a few years of this, the survivors get together to form a new society based on sanity and reality. Getting there is going to be beyond horrific, but after it’s all said and done, we’ll know why it had to happen. Just as it had to happen that Nazi Germany went down in a giant conflagration that was entirely of their own making. Since we’re following the Nazi playbook, we should expect the same results.

        • sonnyL April 17, 2023 at 2:11 pm #

          More of the soppy failed socialist bullshit of the colored so-called protectors of inner cities. They manifest their latent racism with statements like that. Brandon Johnson will further exacerbate the problem like Alvin Bragg has done in NYC with inaction and racist verbal obfuscation.

        • Islander April 17, 2023 at 3:34 pm #

          Jarek-MUS:

          “Not a good idea for primitive people whose control is weak, or people who don’t want to look at themselves like Mary.”

          With such odiousness you reveal your own odious self. as stated previously, some people project their demons outward, and you are one of these.

          • Jarek April 18, 2023 at 1:21 pm #

            In other words, you were never able to have a good trip either – or were too scared to even try.

            It’s alright. Everyone fails at something. One can live a good life without psychedelics. It was one of the initiations of your generation though.

          • voight-kampff April 19, 2023 at 3:27 am #

            >With such odiousness you reveal your own odious self.

            Islander, I generally like your comments, but come on. If you don’t love everyone you’re a bad person?

          • Islander April 20, 2023 at 7:30 am #

            V-K

            Non sequitur.

          • MaryQueen April 20, 2023 at 7:46 pm #

            Jarek is just like the trans agenda architects.

            Gaslighting, projection, name-calling, sea-lioning, same boring tactics.

            He’s literally trying to claim that people who do drugs are somehow superior to those who don’t.

            He also believes robot women are better than human ones, and that human women should all be raped and their throats slit.

            Probably not someone to listen to on most topics.

        • mrs_saj April 17, 2023 at 5:52 pm #

          SW,

          The youth of CPS (Chicago Public Schools) have not been starved of opportunities in their own communities. They may be hungry for opportunity, but they are anorexics, refusing to eat. The CPS expenditure per student is a lot more than many other municipalities. And these “students” and “former students” chose not to partake.

          • SW April 17, 2023 at 6:56 pm #

            The teachers in Chicago lead by Randi Weigarten (?name) stayed out of the classroom for two full years and were paid their full salary b/c they were afraid of covid. Ridiculous. And Chicago was right up there with school failure even before covid and, as you pointed out, even though they got plenty of money per student, managed to fail.

            The school system is a flop but what’s an even bigger bust are the parents who don’t demand high standards for and from their kids. Thomas Sowell made a strong case for this.

          • mrs_saj April 18, 2023 at 8:57 am #

            sw,

            True, true, and true!

            Love Thomas Sowell.

          • Anthea April 18, 2023 at 12:18 pm #

            What you see on the streets of Chicago is the same thing that you see in the classroom. So the environment is not exactly conducive to learning.

          • Anthea April 18, 2023 at 12:29 pm #

            Furthermore, what you see in black inner-city classrooms is exactly what you would see if you put dogs and cats in chairs and made them sit there for 6-7 hours a day.

            About half of the black population is ineducable and about another 25% only marginally so. Putting the 25% or so of black kids in classrooms with the ineducable, who create mayhem, is of course a disservice to them.

            And it’s actual cruelty to try to force the 50% or so who are ineducable to sit in chairs all day. (Actually, they don’t sit in chairs all day. They run around classrooms and run the halls yelling and screaming, fighting and vandalizing stuff. Shooting craps under the stairs is one of the more peaceful activities.)

        • ThorsHammer April 20, 2023 at 2:51 pm #

          SW
          “Of course it is impossible to reverse the course of lawlessness and crime that is overwhelming our cities.” Heaven forbid that we should study and pay attention to countries no wealthier than ours that have almost no homeless people. Count among those Russia, Finland, Chile, Denmark, Costa Rica, and South Korea.

          I have a friend who has a small boat sales business on Lake Union in Seattle. He is 65 years old and has been in the business for 25 years. He is not about to re-train as s “fact checker” for Google. After being broken into and loosing all of his computer equipment and customer data three times in the last year, and having the police refuse to even come and verify the robbery so he can collect insurance, he has taken to carrying a short barrelled automatic shotgun for his walk from the parking garage to his office. What he is in denial of is that should he use the weapon as a last recourse he will be charged with murder and spend the remainder of his life in prison. That is the way the Law works–.

          Which leads me to another example. El Salvador has long been know as ts he most dangerous country in the Americas, ruled by viscous gangs with their roots in Los Angeles and other American cities. The gangs were infamous for their satanic face and neck tattoos and requirements that new members chalk up a kill as proof of eligibility. In 2020 El Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele decided to put an end to the problem. He built giant prisons capable of housing every potential gang member. By the end of 2020 100,000 adult males—2% of the national population were behind bars. Everybody with a gang tattoo along with tens of thousands fingered as criminal elements were swept up—guilty until proven innocent.

          During the period from 2015 to 2010 El Salvador experienced 3,500 to 7,000 homicides per year. In 2023 it went for 77 days without a single homicide, and it’s rate per 100,000 is the lowest in the America including the US.

          Thus comes the Exorcist. Not pretty. Individual justice trampled. But effective.

      • bill7424 April 17, 2023 at 12:22 pm #

        These kids know they can get away with this kind of behavior time and again. It has also happened in Baltimore recently. They know only about a hundred out of what two or three thousand will be caught smacked on the hand and then released, They should all be locked up for about 10 to 15 years. But oh we can’t do that to the poor little shits can we. The punishment just wouldn’t fit the crime would it?

        • Jarek April 17, 2023 at 12:51 pm #

          So many would have to be locked up that the prisons would over-flow. You’d need concentration camps.

          Better to just give them their own country in the deep South. It would be left up to the Black whether to allow Whites in their new nation to stay. I wouldn’t advise it.

          White Nationalists were right. Why? Because they had the mind of the Founding Fathers. You didn’t listen to them, so why would you listen to us?

          • WadeWaters April 17, 2023 at 1:44 pm #

            They’ve built the concentration camps. Unlikely that they will be used on the criminal element of the “oppressed” class.

          • workingclasshero April 17, 2023 at 3:02 pm #

            I agree J, but it would ruin all our college and pro football teams outside of WAKANDA, so forget it. Just kidding. It’s hard to believe, once you know about this 100-year-old idea, that more people of European descent don’t propose alongside Black Nationalists, but they don’t know.

          • hmuller April 17, 2023 at 6:41 pm #

            The Biden regime can’t resist the urge to throw billions at the Ukraine and even fund its government salaries and pensions.

            I can foresee the government of a future white America subsidizing Wakanda in perpetuity. We all know there is no shelf life date on White Guilt. Thank you, MSM. But at least the street crime rate would drop on our side of the border..

          • Woodchuck April 18, 2023 at 1:22 pm #

            When industrial agriculture breaks down completely in the US due to lack of resources to support it – you know, stuff like diesel fuel for tractors or ag chemicals like fertilizer and pesticides etc.. then we’ll have to grow food using the same methods used by people around 150 years ago. A world made by hand also means a world using hand tools and mules for farming. And very likely some form of agricultural slavery will be involved. The slavery might even be voluntary. As the good book says, “if ya don’t work, then don’t eat!” By this time, many/most of the people using criminal activity to stay alive will be dead and gone. Whatever civil war we have here might just be a lot of disorganized chaos that gradually removes all the bad and the weak players.

          • ThorsHammer April 20, 2023 at 9:39 pm #

            Jarek, you sometimes have good ideas, but as always you are blinded by your insane fixation on the idea that the worth of a person is determined by the color of their skin.

            Let’s follow up on your idea of a New South. Nationalize the worst snake and alligator filled swamps in Louisiana and Mississippi. Build the Wall around them with a deep moat and laser triggered machine guns guarding it. Round up every blood thirsty warmonger who owns more than $100,000 of stock in manufacturers of mass death like Ratheon, Lockheed, Boeing, etc, etc. Regardless of whether they are Old White Men, Blacks, Asians, Pokeadot, Male, Female, or sub-human Woke. Deposit them naked in their new home. Let survival of the fittest prevail.

            Follow up with every member of Congress and every President who voted to fund mass murder, compulsory genetic alteration, and nuclear holocaust.

        • sonnyL April 17, 2023 at 2:16 pm #

          No we can’t, lest WE be called racists. After Susan Rice’ ridiculous speech last week, colored folks can do just about anything they want. Presidents Obama, Klain, Rice and Soros are gleefully anticipating the chaos.

          • Paula D April 17, 2023 at 4:19 pm #

            What speech? I haven’t heard of this.
            Link?

      • pyrrhus April 18, 2023 at 11:06 am #

        Dem Yutes gotta have space for yute activities, and a few reparations from de racist stores and tourists…..

    • MaryQueen April 17, 2023 at 10:07 am #

      I am gonna look at the bigger picture for this one.

      They want justification for getting rid of TikTok (ala Montana) and then of course locking down social media “for our safety” you see.

      Because that’s how these kids are able to plan this – is what we’ll be told.

      I am guessing (and would be willing to bet) that this isn’t as grass roots as it would initially appear. I am wondering how many in the ranks (and running things on social media) are agents? I’m guessing a lot.

      BTW, it’s Republicans directly trying to outlaw social media, as well as the Dems.

      • cowbell81 April 17, 2023 at 10:11 am #

        I would not be opposed to getting rid of TikTok. Nothing good comes of that platform, and it is nothing more than Chinese spy software.

        • MaryQueen April 17, 2023 at 10:14 am #

          OK well then you are for censorship instead of personal responsibility.

          It’s parent’s jobs to keep kids off of it. It’s not the responsibility of government to decide what we can watch or limit how we can communicate.

          TikTok is awful and harmful but so are a ton of other things. Are you really saying you are in favor of the government telling you what you can or can’t watch or use?

          • cowbell81 April 17, 2023 at 10:17 am #

            No, I am not in favor of the government making such diktats. However, if it is proven to be a Chinese spy program then something should be done about it.

          • JackStraw April 17, 2023 at 10:18 am #

            I think Scott Adams’ take on TikTok is spot on. The danger of TikTok is not theft of data, since that’s already stolen, but rather control of what is put in front of the zombie hoards.

            Want to push a particular agenda? Those behind the curtain can make it go viral with the push of a button.

          • MaryQueen April 17, 2023 at 10:18 am #

            And it doesn’t occur to you that that is the rhetoric being used by the people who want it banned, just as “Russia infiltrated our elections” is used to excuse their election fraud?

          • MaryQueen April 17, 2023 at 10:19 am #

            And what are the Chinese “spying” on twerkers and groomers and transgender ranters for?

          • MaryQueen April 17, 2023 at 10:21 am #

            JackStraw that’s been being done through every social media platform and before that, television and movies, etc. for decades.

            What makes TikTok any worse?

            Where is the outrage over Reddit and the gaming industry that makes kids into zombies? I will tell you: No one will address it. If you even begin to blame violent video games (the common denominator in the history of most mass shooters) for any bad behavior, the addicts all swarm to say, “but but but millions game every day and they don’t commit crimes!”

          • JackStraw April 17, 2023 at 10:24 am #

            @MaryQueen

            I’ve never seen Adams’ argument brought up by anyone calling for the banning of TikTok. Those backers are still living in 2002, and have no understanding of how it works. Musk does, and he’s been working on correcting it at Twitter.

          • Beryl of Oyl April 17, 2023 at 10:47 am #

            It’s my understanding that you can delete the app id you don’t want it.

            It’s a smokescreen for what the government wants to do, and what they are already doing in select locations in the UK.

            The Berlin Wall was to keep the people safe. They collected the earliest form of DNA, they maintained sample swatches of people’s dirty clothing.

            The people who are opposed to going to college for a liberal arts degree?

            We need MORE people educated in history and literature, not fewer.

          • Beryl of Oyl April 17, 2023 at 10:48 am #

            If you don’t, not “id”.

        • pyrrhus April 18, 2023 at 11:07 am #

          And the rest of the independent Internet, including this column?

      • MaryQueen April 17, 2023 at 10:23 am #

        My final thought on this is that trying to take down TikTok or any social media platform is like putting a band-aid on the problem of cultural and societal collapse, without addressing its real roots or causes.

        So, ineffectual, and in the long run, more harmful, because it is normalizing censorship and government control.

        • SW April 17, 2023 at 10:31 am #

          From what I’ve read, focusing on TikTok is more a smoke screen than anything else. What’s in this 2,000+ page law are far-reaching powers of the government to censor. This is from Glenn Greenwald who’s a constitutional lawyer and has read the bill.

          Like the Orwellian Patriot Act after 9/11 was used to encroach on privacy rights.

          • abbybwood April 17, 2023 at 12:31 pm #

            You are referring to “The Restrict Act” right? The Patriot Act for the internet.

            Lindsay Graham is a co-sponsor and on with Jesse Waters he claimed to not know he was. Just lying as usual.

            The legislation is not about TikTok. Even if the FBI knew the Chicago teen riots was a direct response to a TikTok challenge, those teens would go unscathed with The Restrict Act passed.

            The government wants to take down websites whose content is a danger to the government. Which means alt-media sites like Jimmy Dore.

            To stifle free speech there is the threat in the bill of 20 years in prison, a million dollar fine, property confiscation. Basically asset forfeiture.

            We can all bet our asses that the House Republican leadership has the same monstrosity just sitting there waiting to marry it to the Senate version.

            Yet the media isn’t mentioning it (save Jesse) that I know of.

            Instead of a four alarm fire going off with discussions about this all over the internet and at local coffee shops and bars, the MSM is doing its best job to help this monstrosity pass in the dead of night with no one reading it.

            If Trump cared about MAGA he and his people would bone up on this fascist bill then hold a presser to issue a warning and tell people to start lobbying Congress against it.

            Too bad Graham is endorsing Trump. Trump won’t cross him because he needs South Carolina in 2024.

          • MaryQueen April 17, 2023 at 12:35 pm #

            Thank you! Glenn does the digging so we don’t have to, yet again.

          • Rowdypiglet April 17, 2023 at 12:40 pm #

            @SW, the natural first response for many people is to support the removal of a troubling Chinese locus of corruption. But, as always with these bills, the meat of it is in the rest of the 2,000+ pages. If it was really about TikTok, the bill could consist of a single page that simply banned TikTok. What matters is to be found in the (1,999 pages of) fine print, as is always the case.

        • Paula D April 17, 2023 at 11:05 am #

          Agree, Mary. They are hyping fear of China into pushing for more censoring and criminalization of political dissent. That is what the Restrict Act is about.

          Those who fall for the China boogey man will find that they are the actual targets.

          And as it turns out, Tik Tok in the US is actually full of US assets.

          .mintpressnews.com/tiktok-chinese-trojan-horse-run-by-state-department-officials/284353/

          • MaryQueen April 17, 2023 at 12:37 pm #

            Oh wow, thanks, Paula D. I suspected as much, so good to see people digging.

          • Jarek April 17, 2023 at 12:57 pm #

            But it’s still Chinese too, right?

            Chinese tiktok is wholesome. But that’s just a coincidence, right?

            Paula hates the United States and loves Communism. That has to be remembered at all times.

          • benr April 17, 2023 at 7:40 pm #

            No Paula China is evil period end of story they are flexing their muscles to take over where the faux American Empire is and currently failing on purpose.
            No other country on the face of this planet has failed on purpose until the power drunk Democrats and crazy globalist scum hoodwinked the masses.

          • Paula D April 17, 2023 at 7:59 pm #

            Seriously, benr? I give you information, you give me propaganda?

            Why don’t you chat with Jarek instead?

          • hmuller April 17, 2023 at 8:54 pm #

            Benr, I’m no fan of China. They are definitely a totalitarian dictatorship with no concern for individual human rights. (Our own government now happily doing all it can to follow their example.)

            But you can’t look at the history of their multi millennial civilization and say they are a people who lust for world conquest. They want to be lords in what they judge their own domain, left alone, and ideally surrounded by non-hostile neighbors.

            In 5000 years they never tried to conquer India. So they probably aren’t coming here.

          • benr April 17, 2023 at 9:19 pm #

            @PAULA

            Propaganda no I gave you the unvarnished truth.
            Don’t like it don’t read it.
            How dare I take mild exception with what the great and all knowing Paula has decreed.
            I have skin in the game if hostilities break out I not only have family in the NAVY but I also work on equipment on Naval vessels and get under way with some of them.
            China is a serious and rising concern and many of the people that live around China are scared of what is coming.
            Including many Philippinos and I know at least two people from Tawain also desperately trying to get their families out.

            Tell us why China is now all over Africa!
            Tell us why China is all over Jamaica and Caribbean!
            Tell us why Imperialist Commie China is sending millions of Chinese all over the globe to include buying up and all but taking over key cities in America and Canada!
            Tell us why China is buying up and influencing Hollywood!
            Tell us why it was Chinese soldiers that have been in proxy wars with Americans since at least the Korean war?

            I am not saying the American faux empire are the good guys as much as I would like to but painting China as anything but another imperialist overreaching power is foolish and dangerous.

            To HMuller because India has always been a serious contender for regional power with millions and now billions of people. Instead China has been fighting it out with both Korea and Japan.
            A quick look at China over the last 5,000 years shows they had enough trouble keeping their immediate neighbors down that is not so much an issue now.

            Russia is a regional power while China is attempting to become a global one and they admit it.
            We should be looking at having a better relationship with Russia and using them and India as a foil against INCREASING Chinese aggressions.

          • benr April 17, 2023 at 9:31 pm #

            PS:

            Edward Snowden, Elon Musk, Alex Jones and many others have stated for years social media is all run by Intel assets.
            Tiktok is data mining everything and most likely has back doors installed to steal everything not unlike Twitter, facebook.

            Elon Musk has stated twitter has been harvesting data even from “private” messages and directing them to Intel agents.

            Several years ago I was an IT guy for an alphabet federal law enforcement agency and was told by the stooge lawyer via e-mail that having tiktok on your personal phone could actually get you flagged to lose your security clearance.

          • Paula D April 18, 2023 at 11:43 am #

            You are showing how easily the simple minded can be persuaded to goose-step into totalitarism.

            China Bad
            Therefore
            Censorship Good

            I said nothing about China. I said that they were going to use the fear of China to push for criminalization of political dissent, and that those who supported censorship would find that they are the actual targets.
            Then I provided a link showing the US Tik Tok is full of US spies and bureaucrats.

            You go off on a rant spewing hate of China justifying censorship of social media.

            See how easily you are manipulated? Now multiply that times a couple of million people, and then welcome your new prison state.

          • benr April 19, 2023 at 10:46 am #

            I see reality for what it is and all social media is about manipulation with a heaping helping of track, trace and database.
            Just because they are pointing out how bad China is does not make it any less true.
            Tiktok is literally China spying on the world and yes the US has also tapped into this. Same with all the browsers and search engines.
            Please take the tiktok Benadryl Challenge I am sure that would be so useful.
            You act like you have some window into what is happening and then proceed to tell everyone something we all already know.
            Then even more funny call me simple minded.

            Go get your Marxist social credit score Paula it sounds like you’re all in while pretending you are remotely aware of anything.
            Absurd.

          • Paula D April 19, 2023 at 11:11 am #

            You either think free speech is a good thing, or you don’t. And you can’t have freedom if you are put in jail for Wrong Think.

            Apparently you have adopted the framework of your owners-
            free speech for them, but not for us. Pease ban me, sir!

            And then you believe Jarek on top of it! Again, go play in his sandbox then.

          • Paula D April 19, 2023 at 1:44 pm #

            I apologize for being rude, benr.
            I didn’t mean that you were simple minded, I meant that the logic that says if we let our owners censor us, than they will no longer spy on us, was simple.

            Anyway, I don’t disagree with you on the spying issue. Our ruling overlords do monitor everything we say online. I think that’s illegal under the Constitution, but they do it anyway, because it was a slippery slope from the Patriot act. That wasn’t my point, though. They watch everything we say, but we also use their system to communicate with each other, passing along information and ideas. (Which you seem to object to when I do it, and I don’t understand why.)

            Anyway, since they watch everything we say, they know that we use their system for horizontal communication between ourselves, and they don’t like it. They think it’s a threat to them, and it is.

            Therefore, we should strenuously object to their censorship, and their plans to criminalize Wrong Think. That was my point. We were talking at cross purposes. I wasn’t commenting on China’s buying habits, I was pointing out that our rulers are using them to increase repression on us.

            As for why China is buying farmland all over the world, it is because there are too many Chinese people for them to all be fed from Chinese land alone. China had regular famines right up until the 50s because of that, and they have increased their population by 881,692,233 since 1950.

            I can’t remember who, except for NO, claims that there is no such thing as too many people to feed, that the Earth could hold some unlimited number of hungry mouths without problem. I don’t think you’re one of them, though.
            But it is clear to me that if China had famines with 50 million people, they are going to have famines with 1.4 billion people.
            They tried limiting population growth, but that didn’t work, so they are now expanding their farm holdings outside of their country. That also explains what Rulo was talking about last post, their vacuuming up the oceans of fish.
            It seems stupid to me, because the fish won’t recover from overfishing, and eventually they will have another famine anyway, but that is what they are doing and why.

            I don’t like it either, but censoring the internet isn’t going to stop it.

        • Jarek April 17, 2023 at 12:55 pm #

          Letting it be set up in the first place was the crime. Letting it continue once it revealed itself fully would be an even greater crime. Banning it so as to ban everything would be the greatest crime.

          They’re in control in other words. They can worsen the United States with it or by banning it.

          To use a medical analogy: Once you’ve ruined your heart with bad food and smoking, there really are no good options.

        • bill7424 April 18, 2023 at 8:31 pm #

          Why would our government worry about a China spy program when they have a few of there own they’ve been using on us? They can spy on your email, phone calls, where you go, what you buy, how much you have in your bank accounts, who you Social Media with and just about everything else under the sun. And China probably knows more about us than we do of ourselves.

      • sonnyL April 17, 2023 at 2:23 pm #

        Social media blame is a convoluted esoteric ruse to explain away an animals beavior. They are criminals acting like wild animals and need to be imprisoned at the very least.
        And their parents, if they can find them, should be (somehow) punished as well.
        We all know it, but are socially intimidated to say it. Remember that punishment is intended as punishment, not a social experiment in behavior modification.

        • Anthea April 17, 2023 at 11:46 pm #

          @ sonnyL:

          The problem with trying to manage black violence and lawlessness by putting them in jail is that we can’t afford to put them in jail. I think that’s the real reason for lack of law enforcement and calls to defund the police. In many cities, blacks are actually the majority of the population. There are just too many criminals–and most big cities are broke anyway.

          • mrs_saj April 18, 2023 at 9:40 pm #

            Anthea,

            And yet Roe v Wade has been overturned, even though blacks had abortions at a higher rate than other races. Where are all these unwanted children going to go?

            I don’t pretend to have the answer to the abortion question. It just seems that growing the segments of the population which are “failing to thrive” is a recipe for disaster.

          • Anthea April 19, 2023 at 9:01 pm #

            @ mrs_saj:

            I suppose the unwanted black babies will remain with their mothers.

            Actually, one of the most persuasive arguments in favor of abortion is that it keeps the black population from exploding.

            Nevertheless, I can’t advocate for killing babies, even if they are black.

            What happens to the US, if the black population becomes quite a bit larger? Hard to say. No one knows the future.

          • mrs_saj April 20, 2023 at 12:20 am #

            Anthea,

            No one knows the future, but if one would like to see areas where blacks are a higher percentage of the population than 13%, one needs to go to the major cities or perhaps some rural locations in the south.

      • Islander April 17, 2023 at 3:39 pm #

        “I am guessing (and would be willing to bet) that this isn’t as grass roots as it would initially appear. I am wondering how many in the ranks (and running things on social media) are agents? I’m guessing a lot. ”

        Bingo.

        Color revolution comes home.

        After all, they tried it with great success on Jan. 6. Whipping up a crowd, leading them like lemmings, then corralling them, then lowering the legal boom.

        Starting gun for the next chapter of “Get Trump.” “Hobble Repubs.”

        Now: “Get Social Media.” “Surveil Everyone.”

    • JackStraw April 17, 2023 at 10:14 am #

      Why would anyone live in Chicago anymore? As if it wasn’t violent enough, they just elected a mayor who’s more evil than Beetlejuice.

      I believe the voluntary separation of this country will accelerate massively in the next few years as the sane migrate to red states. It’s not just political, but a simple decision for self-preservation.

      • SW April 17, 2023 at 10:33 am #

        Agreed, Jack. It will lead to voluntary migration.

      • JohnAZ April 17, 2023 at 10:52 am #

        Jack straw

        Your comment follows exactly what is happening. I would like to add that the cities have become almost 100% minority and the crime ridden druggy parts are centered there. The mor affluent parts of this population is moving into the suburbs and taking over the older parts. So the Reds are escaping by moving farther out, into the exurbs, or out of state into Red regions. In the 70s this was White flight, now it is middle class flight as even the wealthier parts of minority groups are getting the heck out of Dodge City, so to speak.

        Now the scary part, what is replacing these folks moving into the Red zones? Look South, young man. Where do you think those millions of border crossers are going? As republics are politically responsive to populations, ie voters, why do you think the Commies want more and more immigrants to move to the cities. The cities, right now, as evidenced by 2020 and 2022, control the ballot box and the quality of people going to DC. As I said, the scary part as every indicator of demographics says that the Leftward drift is going to get worse and worse.

        What can stop this Leftward drift? In a word, nothing. Older folks, folks from another time demographics wise, will continue having a hard time with all this. However, looking 20 years down the road, the Boomers will be busy dying off as the Lefties take over by attrition.

        The conclusion is that either a spiritual revolution will happen to the “kids” and things will drift Right or this country will be just the latest trying to make socialism work to take care of the hordes of gimmes that socialism ALWAYS creates as folks find out they control the pursestrings.

        That is why socialism ALWAYS fails, has ALWAYS failed and will ALWAYS fail in the future. An interesting corollary to the Fourth Turning might be how many times the fourth turning war is caused by folks trying to overthrow a power mad socialist regime created by all the first, second and third turning zealots trying to create the perfect society using gimmes to build it.

        • Not_GeorgeT April 17, 2023 at 11:38 am #

          “spiritual revolution will happen ”

          So, I ask,you’ve either seen or heard about the Richmond office fbi memo on the Tridentine Mass attendees, the MICM, SSPX and a few others who have been, are, or are about to be infiltrated by federal agents in search of a crime (any crime, one can always be made up on the spot) to prosecute.

          Infiltration by the US version of Gestapo.

          What is really going on is a sort of spiritual revolution (or reawakening) akin to what you seek. Young families with children (many children) are attending in significant numbers, along with older members, a good mix.

          This is what they fear, it goes back centuries. They (3-letter agency) focused on this group (for now) there are others.

          The apparent lack of spiritual revolution is not good, however it is not hopeless, and much is going on in a quiet, non-violent manner.

          In the current time, it is another example of censorship as the indicator one is over target.

          The mentioned groups come with a history of persecution, and history of adeptness at surviving underground until able to re-emerge.

          There are other groups with similar experience.

        • Jarek April 17, 2023 at 12:59 pm #

          Other big Midwestern Cities are nearly so bad, even though equally socialist. They don’t have as many Blacks, John.

          Imagine a big city without a lot of “socialism”. You can’t. The very idea is ridiculous.

        • Yirgach April 17, 2023 at 6:54 pm #

          Nice post JohnAZ, very coherent.

          As someone has said (maybe Churchill), when you’re young you think with your heart, when you’re old you think with your brain”.

          We can only hope and pray.

      • Vegan Shark April 17, 2023 at 3:46 pm #

        I believe the voluntary separation of this country will accelerate massively in the next few years as the sane migrate to red states.

        Yes, but they’d better get on with it quickly.

        There are no permanently red states. All are vulnerable to two potent forms of red>purple>blue shift: (1) a massive diaspora of blue staters bailing out and resettling in red states with their woke attitudes intact; and (2) the leftist ruling class working day and night to bring in “migrants” who can be confidently expected to wreck the economy and values of traditional inhabitants.

    • Paula D April 17, 2023 at 10:59 am #

      This reminds me of the ”wilding” in NY Central Park in the 80s, where teenagers ran wild and beat a bunch of people, including a woman who was nearly killed.

      Back then, law enforcement arrested and prosecuted five of them. They got fairly short sentences and were out by 2002.

      A few years ago, they were given $41 million, because……racism.

      • Paula D April 17, 2023 at 1:01 pm #

        Oh, and they got a movie made about them. Netflix, of course, When They See US.

      • Jarek April 17, 2023 at 1:04 pm #

        Black crime was still high even when Whites were sane, proud and willing to levy draconian punishments upon them.

        It doesn’t reduce to socio-economics, Paula. Your Marxism is simply wrong on this. Equally poor Whites are far less violent. Not even close!

        • Wizard of the Saddle April 17, 2023 at 6:57 pm #

          Oh, Jarek, you really gotta stop citing facts, historical experience, and common sense.

          What are you trying to do here? Get tossed into Club Fed by our Woke Overlords for committing WrongThink in public?

          Watch your back, man. The jackals will come for you.

    • elysianfield April 17, 2023 at 11:18 am #

      ” hundreds of children…”

      Well spun. We have to save the children. We need reparations for the children. We must suffer the children.

      I need to give up my guns for the children.

    • WadeWaters April 17, 2023 at 12:48 pm #

      They black!

      • Jarek April 17, 2023 at 1:01 pm #

        I’m reading “Before the Dawn” by Nicholas. He embraces human inequality as do all serious people.

      • Q. Shtik April 17, 2023 at 2:21 pm #

        They black! – WadeW

        ===========

        Nice use of African American vernacular, specifically the doing away with the verb “to be.”

        • WadeWaters April 17, 2023 at 4:16 pm #

          Man, Wass wrong witch yew???!

          • cowbell81 April 17, 2023 at 4:30 pm #

            Haha, got to love the low IQ ghetto-speak!

        • Wizard of the Saddle April 17, 2023 at 6:59 pm #

          Wrong – wrong – wrong.

          Ebonics say: “DEY BLACK!”

          • WadeWaters April 18, 2023 at 12:36 pm #

            Years ago I taught in Oakland. Perhaps it’s regional but the

            students had a decent phonetic ‘th’ sound when they spoke. But

            the rest of the ebonics dialect was intact.

          • elysianfield April 19, 2023 at 11:11 am #

            Wade,
            Skyline?

  2. NickelthroweR April 17, 2023 at 9:30 am #

    In some ways, I am grateful for these distractions. If people were not 100% enthralled with drag queen story hour at their local Jr. High School then they might be paying attention to all of the institutions that are in freefall collapse and do something about it. As things stand, 95% of the population is unprepared for what will happen. They think that the light at the end of the tunnel is their transhumanism fantasy made real where they have male and female sex organs and they live forever in digital ecstasy.

    That just means that there is more for me as I quietly prepare.

    • MaryQueen April 17, 2023 at 9:50 am #

      That’s certainly one way to look at it! At least when the crash comes we won’t be in as much shock as the people who didn’t see it coming.

    • Cankerpuss April 17, 2023 at 11:07 am #

      I too try to get prepared, but, one thing that terrifies me about being a prepper. Fighting off the roving bands of starving thugs. I once argued with a co-worker about the merits of being a prepper and he laughed at me. He told me that he doesn’t need to prepare. When the SHTF he’ll just come kill me and take mine. He was joking but I could tell there was some truth in his words. Sure, I can fight off a few, but I can’t fight off a lot.

      The key will be being able to pool our resources with others who have prepared so that we can more effectively protect and defend it.

      • Paula D April 17, 2023 at 11:17 am #

        I had a co-worker tell me the same thing.

      • elysianfield April 17, 2023 at 11:23 am #

        CP,
        Fighting off the roving bands of starving children? You monster.

        The “key” will be to become mo-bile and hos-tile….

      • Jarek April 17, 2023 at 1:06 pm #

        Yeah, that’s the danger in telling people. Now they know where to go to get food.

        A friend in need is a fiend indeed.

        • GreenAlba April 17, 2023 at 8:05 pm #

          People will know who’s got food simply by observing who’s still walking and functioning. It’s not rocket science.

          • Jarek April 17, 2023 at 10:17 pm #

            That’s why you stay in. Only going out because of dire necessity. Watch the movie, The Bird Box. And beware the moor(s).

      • Wizard of the Saddle April 17, 2023 at 7:04 pm #

        Every seasoned prepper in this country has an action plan for dealing with “raiders,” looters, and other low-life vermin who think it will be easy pickings to make a living by plundering others.

        The average life expectancy of these assholes will me miserably short as they quickly come to violent ends.

        The good guys can and will form militias in their localities l to eradicate these scum of the Earth. History documents that when chaos reigns, vigilantism quickly deals with the problem.

        • Anthea April 18, 2023 at 12:18 am #

          @ Wizard of the Saddle:

          I don’t think the blacks and other urbanites will make it past the suburbs, because, by the time they’ve picked over the suburbs, travel by car will have become virtually impossible: The roads will be snarled with stalled cars and wrecks, and no gasoline will be available.

          The first wave of raiders and looters will, in actuality, probably be white suburbanites fleeing from blacks invading the suburbs. They’ll be expecting the rural people to take them in.

          A possibily bigger problem for rural people will be the locals who have made no preparations. Most rural areas have a strong tradition of “taking care of their own,” but they might find themselves stretched too thin.

          • Jarek April 18, 2023 at 1:27 pm #

            One group of Blacks fleeing Katrina was forced back by Whites with shotguns. A previous group of fleeing Blacks had looted and caused a lot of trouble and the Whites weren’t having it again.

            There are stories of exclusive neighborhood even within New Orleans that were defended with force as well.

          • Anthea April 19, 2023 at 9:47 pm #

            Around here, I guess I can see the affluent suburbs on the Kansas side of the state line (Johnson County) repelling a black invasion. I guess it’s possible, though that area is mostly populated with the most dreadful goody-goodies–many of whom I cannot imagine doing any kind of dirty work. (It’s declasse to fight.) They’d have to be plenty scared.

            Another thing about Johnson County is that it is no longer a conservative, Republican stronghold. Or so I hear. When I lived there, about 25 years ago, it was staunchly Republican. But I understand that it has turned blue to a great extent. (I think about half the residents there work for the government.)

            On the other side of town, the most close-in suburb in Missouri is Independence, and it already has a substantial (and growing) black population. If you google Independence, statistics on the percentage of the population that is black don’t reflect this. But every time I go to Independence, blacks are in the stores and restaurants in very large numbers. Some restaurants are practically all black, and Indpendence Center (the mall) has set curfews because of rioting by young blacks.

            So what I’m saying is, when it comes to Independence, the blacks are already there.

            The next stop to the east (on the freeway) is Blue Springs. They don’t strike me as tough people, but at least they’re not total panty-waists like those folks on the Kansas side. They’d figure something out.

            And as you go further out from the city, headed east, the people get tougher and tougher. I was told that one little town still has a sundowner law on the books. I was also told that there is still a sundowner warning sign on the east side of town.

          • mrs_saj April 20, 2023 at 12:51 am #

            Anthea,

            Interesting point about the first wave of invaders. I wrote a little bit about “urbanists” versus “ruralists” last Monday. We have some similar ideas.

      • mrs_saj April 20, 2023 at 12:43 am #

        Canker,

        There are many who think like your coworker. I talk about things here, but I quit talking about prepping and the economy to people I know personally,quite a while ago. My intention is to not need to go outside much for some duration of time. If/ when the water shuts off, I know exactly where I will dig a pit latrine, which will be done at night. As will my pulling of water from my rain water retention system.

  3. MaryQueen April 17, 2023 at 9:35 am #

    Bravo, Jim! Another excellent essay laying out the absolute evil and insanity of the left.

    I sort of waver between calling them satanists and psychopaths; heck, can’t they be both?

    I am cringing at the thought that I used to think Robert Reich was pretty brilliant. This must have been 15+ years ago when I was still enmired in liberal-think I suppose. Talk about projection! The Republicans are hurtling us toward fascism? He lives in Opposite Land. But then that is their strategy and part of the gaslighting on a massive scale. Also part of the satanic code which necessitates advising ones’ victims of what they are going to do to us beforehand, in sort of a “fair play” gesture.

    Insanity rules the day, and I wonder how much longer it can be sustained. There seem to be less and less BLM signs in windows and lawns, from what I can see.

    Are Americans too smart to totally fall for the Color Revolution tactics pushing us toward civil war? I guess we shall see.

    In a sane world, the woman humping the goose in front of a child would be fined for public indecency and jailed for animal cruelty.

    • MaryQueen April 17, 2023 at 9:39 am #

      And, as usual, South Park is still bringing the (real) almost-satire:

      https://twitter.com/Ebab117/status/1647424779706613760

      • sonnyL April 17, 2023 at 2:41 pm #

        That cartoon is cringe worthy abhorrent and whomever produced it should be jailed immediately.

        But as usual, because of the racial overtone, it will be just giggled at by coloreds and liberal morons.

        • MaryQueen April 20, 2023 at 7:58 pm #

          Uhhh I think you misunderstood the cartoon

    • SW April 17, 2023 at 9:58 am #

      Robert Reich, Wallensky, Francis Collins are the beguine faces on the velvet glove with the iron fist inside. Robert Reich sounds so reasonable, concerned and thoughtful yet will lie with the rest of them to urge everyone to do as they’re told. Vaccinate children as young as 6 months old for a virus that doesn’t harm them — obvious evil — while there’s been an ongoing formula shortage that has barely been addressed in the news.

      Have you noticed the attack on Justice Clarence Thomas? I can’t say I’m a fan of his but the Democrats hate his wife and if they can get him to resign they’ll have a seat to fill on the Court. Soros may already have the candidate picked out.

      • MaryQueen April 17, 2023 at 10:03 am #

        The SC is already useless, they are all Soros puppets or deep state puppets, so I’d say at this point it doesn’t matter what Thomas does. And yeah I’m not a fan anyway (of any of them).

        • JohnAZ April 17, 2023 at 11:02 am #

          Mary

          You are so right. I wonder what Trump thinks of his three picks now that the Deep State is showing its power inside the court.

          I know how you feel about Trump’s choices but consider the field of candidates he had to choose from, true Deep Staters all. It has really shown me how complete the Lefty Deep State has taken over.

          To me, there is no other Trumpsters, no other MAGA leader to take his place. With that statement, I display the end of the USA as we knew it.

          I am waiting for someone, anyone to out MAGA the master, and I believe I am one amongst millions. So far, no luck.

          • Beryl of Oyl April 17, 2023 at 11:11 am #

            His biggest problem was that Mitch McConnell wasn’t going to push anyone through who wasn’t going to benefit Mitch personally in some way.

            That’s why we got the awful awful Amy Coney Barrett.

          • MaryQueen April 17, 2023 at 1:00 pm #

            I don’t think Trump matters in this equation: No one who is not selected by or controlled by the deep state will ever get into SC in our current setup.

            Whether or not Trump knows that, it’s just how it is at this point. The ruling overlords have control over everything.

      • Beryl of Oyl April 17, 2023 at 11:09 am #

        If it were a Democrat being attacked, the MSM would have included the “baseless” qualifier in that story, because Thomas is on solid legal footing and they know it. “They” being those making the charge, not the media.

        I’ve come to see how very little people in the media even understand what they are doing.

        That unarmed guy thinking he could get into a battle of wits with Elon Musk…

      • Paula D April 17, 2023 at 11:10 am #

        I noticed that this morning, SW. I don’t usually listen to NPR, but my husband had it on and they were all over him.

        I don’t like Clarence Thomas, but I hate this media mobbing more.

        The first “news story” was about him reporting some income on his financial statement, but using the wrong name of the corporation.

        WTF? They can’t be serious. And yet, they are.

        • Beryl of Oyl April 17, 2023 at 11:12 am #

          A problem is, even if his fellow justices want to come to his aid over unfair attacks, some of them are too stupid to understand what is going on.

      • Q. Shtik April 17, 2023 at 2:43 pm #

        Robert Reich sounds so reasonable, concerned and thoughtful – SW

        ===========

        How could anyone swallow the thoughts and utterances of a man who stands only 4’11”? 🙂

        • SW April 17, 2023 at 7:05 pm #

          Reich is the Trojan Horse (or Pony) that made Clinton sound soooooo very much interested in “a level playing field.” And a man who overcame his handicaps (with a Rhodes scholarship — that’s how he and Clinton became buddies) so he was and still is the perfect shill for whatever “cause” is on the agenda.

    • Jarek April 17, 2023 at 1:09 pm #

      Did you the video of the Cossacks whipping Pussy Riot after they interrupted mass? Exactly what they deserved. Then they got sent to prison. God bless, Putin.

      Did not Christ himself make a whip of cords? A cat o’nine tails? The Cossacks are his followers.

    • Yirgach April 17, 2023 at 7:07 pm #

      “I am cringing at the thought that I used to think Robert Reich was pretty brilliant. This must have been 15+ years ago when I was still enmired in liberal-think I suppose. ”

      Funny how that view of reality changes with age and experience, isn’t it?

      I think we have all gone thru similar experiences as we gain wisdom with age.

      Mebbe the dumbing down of society should be reflected in the relevant laws re responsibility? Like voting age?

      Shouldn’t there be some kind of relevant metric to apply to those who are responsible for our representative government (voters), no?

      And who decides that metric?

      Just asking.

      • MaryQueen April 20, 2023 at 7:59 pm #

        It has less to do with my age than it does watching liberals and the Democrat party go cuckoo bananas in real time.

    • Wizard of the Saddle April 17, 2023 at 7:10 pm #

      I suspect that the dusky lass trying to get her jollies at the expense of that poor goose will soon come to grief.

      My grandparents used to keep a few geese around and they could bite the hell out of you with their beaks – even through thick denim blue jeans.@ – and it hurt like hell. They were better than guard dogs.

      At some point I reckon that goose may decide to chomp down on her taco salad, if you know what I mean.

      It would be a real hoot to be there to witness all the squalling and caterwauling when that happens!

      • K-Chien April 19, 2023 at 1:00 pm #

        Yes, as a boy I spent an afternoon on a farm and there were some geese in a fenced pen. I went to look at them. They were huge and rearing up on their legs. They wanted me like avian Hannibal Lectors. There was an older boy, the farmers son. He ran up to me and told me to stand back from the fence. If you got to close they would duck through the boards to nip you. He told me they had gotten his brother and how bad the bruise was.

        • Anthea April 20, 2023 at 11:31 pm #

          @ K-Chien:

          Geese are highly territorial and will relentless attack anyone who comes into their territory. I used to have a goose. I was quite fond of him, but I was literally the only human he would not attack. He would chase my daughters and sometime “pinch” them. Once one of my daughters drove home with a boyfriend in the car. As soon as the boyfriend opened the car door, my goose climbed into the car to go after him.

          When neighbors came to visit, they always carried a stick, to beat of the goose. One of my neighbors once told me, “Your goose is a junk yard dog.”

          A goose is the best guard dog you will ever have.

  4. RaymondR April 17, 2023 at 9:40 am #

    Sortie la guillotine

  5. rudyspeaks April 17, 2023 at 9:41 am #

    “Cordial relations with reality” … the JHK quote of the day! Boy, don’t we all miss it!

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    • shotho April 17, 2023 at 9:43 am #

      I think the better way of framing the question is when does evil tip over into insanity?

      • MaryQueen April 17, 2023 at 10:01 am #

        All I know is, it has.

    • mary.m April 17, 2023 at 10:36 am #

      Somebody please call animal control & rescue that poor, defenseless goose. ???

      • Paula D April 17, 2023 at 11:11 am #

        That goose had to be restrained. I have had geese, and they don’t take kindly to being upside down.

        That is pure evil, both the animal abuse AND the child abuse.

        • Jarek April 17, 2023 at 1:11 pm #

          Putin is wise to crush gay pride parades, is he not? They led to this kind of thing.

          • Wizard of the Saddle April 17, 2023 at 7:13 pm #

            I have long approved of both Putin’s policy and methodology when it comes to suppressing the infrequent outbursts of Alphabet-Soup People Wokism that occasionally try to manifest in Moscow and other parts of the Russian Federation.

            Some forms of insanity and cultural ROT deserve to be suppressed and harshly so.

        • MaryQueen April 17, 2023 at 1:28 pm #

          It was a lovely morning, until the incel showed up.

          • Islander April 20, 2023 at 11:52 am #

            Jarek is indeed taking over this blog like kudzu.

          • MaryQueen April 20, 2023 at 8:00 pm #

            Or Creeping Charlie.

            LOL.

        • Jarek April 17, 2023 at 2:54 pm #

          Men would usually be willing to help a female incel if she wanted help. Women prefer to mock them. Men are givers, women are takers.

          • Anthea April 18, 2023 at 12:40 am #

            @ Jarek:

            Yet you’ve made it clear that you’re an unemployed mooch who lives off of other people.

          • Jarek April 18, 2023 at 1:29 pm #

            You’ve made it clear that you drove your husband out – and then spent the rest of your life raging about having to do all the work.

          • Anthea April 19, 2023 at 1:08 am #

            @ Jarek:

            You are also a pathological liar–which is constantly on display here.

          • Rhonda April 19, 2023 at 7:38 am #

            I am a lurker and can attest that Jarek lies, makes things up, is unemployed and mooches off of other people

          • Jarek April 19, 2023 at 1:09 pm #

            As Tucker said, the students wouldn’t let the speaker say any more once she had said there were two sexes. They knew it was true and that utterly enraged them.

            Ditto women when they hear something they don’t like. The more truth the statement contains, the more angry they get.

          • MaryQueen April 19, 2023 at 6:19 pm #

            @Anthea & @Ronda 100% spot on.

            Jarek lies like a rug, and his favorite rhetorical go-to’s are strawmen, gaslighting, and non-sequiturs.

            Most are figuring this out (even though it should be fairly apparently immediately).

          • Anthea April 20, 2023 at 11:44 pm #

            Part of Jarek’s trouble is that he’s an attention-whore.

            When you can’t get attention by making sensible comments, you can usually get attention–and get people to respond to you–by insulting them or engaging in other toddler-like acting-out behavior.

            He’s like one of those little kids who try to get attention by being obnoxious and destructive. This is probably a life-long habit. He was probably doing this stuff when he was still in diapers.

            That’s also probably why he has no luck with the ladies–or, as best I can tell, with having friends and leading a normal social life, or holding a job. Kind of sounds like even his family members are contemptuous of him.

            I notice that Paula D never responds to him. Smart woman!

        • DaveO907 April 17, 2023 at 3:03 pm #

          @Paula–
          It’s absolutely revolting. I didn’t need directions to notice the child standing behind this vomit-inducing scene.
          Nor could I, ever would I, select the option to observe the recording of what followed by going to Twitter for further ‘titillation’ of such gross perversity. And I am no prude.

          So much, far too much about our cultural rot is exposed herein.

        • benr April 17, 2023 at 9:25 pm #

          On this I agree 100% I would have taken that poor goose away from that disgusting pervert.
          That poor goose was desperately trying to get away from it.

    • Paula D April 17, 2023 at 11:13 am #

      The Establishment insistence on forcing us to deny reality is what pisses me off the most.

      That is why I have been opposing the trans agenda since they first pushed it on us.

      “The Party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command.”
      George Orwell

      • MaryQueen April 17, 2023 at 1:29 pm #

        Yes – who are you going to believe? Us, or your lying eyes?

  6. BackRowHeckler April 17, 2023 at 9:43 am #

    Well, the upshot of Big City Mayors and City Councils abdicating their responsibilities to enforce order, civility & the rule of law, is that their cities cities are dying. And it’s not a slow death either, they’re dying right before our eyes. In Minneapolis, San Francisco, Portland, Chicago, Seattle … Targets, Walmarts, Walgreens, CVS, Whole Foods etc. abruptly closing their doors for good, citing shoplifting, assaults & looting as the reasons. What did Mayors like Breed & Wheeler think would happen when they campaigned against their own PDs? Did they think their actions would have no consequences?

    • MaryQueen April 17, 2023 at 9:52 am #

      This also makes me wonder at the destruction of the big corporate chain stores. First they got rid of the small businesses, now even the big ones? What will we be left with? The official government store, guarded by the military?

      • SW April 17, 2023 at 10:05 am #

        What happens when a city becomes an unsafe hellhole? The people who can get out, get out. Maybe this has more to do with concentrating poor and criminal elements in what will ultimately be a very controlled environment. Just a guess — I find it really puzzling that the mayors in these cities like Portland and Chicago so actively participate in the destruction of the cities they’re supposed to govern.

        • MaryQueen April 17, 2023 at 10:08 am #

          I think it’s also about tearing down and then rebuilding as “15 minute” or “Green” cities.

          AKA open air prisons.

          • JohnAZ April 17, 2023 at 11:14 am #

            I do not believe this for one second. The climate changer care about power not the condition of city folks.

            Consider that part of the unrest in the cities might be the final realization that the DNC has been playing them for seventy years. When they look around for alternatives they see a GOP with few ideas about social change and a Progressive wing telling them, fight back, we will take care of you.

            Uh huh? What happens when Bernie’s crew do nothing to help?

          • MaryQueen April 17, 2023 at 12:28 pm #

            JAZ: Again: Open air prisons.

            That is not “care” that is containment and control.

        • Beryl of Oyl April 17, 2023 at 10:14 am #

          They became unsafe just to drive the people out.

          So they can be Built Back Better.

          • MaryQueen April 17, 2023 at 10:23 am #

            Yep.

          • JohnAZ April 17, 2023 at 11:17 am #

            Again, I do not see this as a motivation for the bastards in charge.

            Simply, they do not give a damn about the peons, they just want more power.

            Built Back Better is just the latest of a huge grouping of lies and false promises to get out the “idiot vote”.

          • MaryQueen April 17, 2023 at 12:29 pm #

            You don’t get much more power than forcing millions into 15 minute stack ’em and pack ’em cities with complete digital control, JAZ.

          • Anthea April 19, 2023 at 1:37 am #

            What’s interesting is that the hollowing out of the cities has been going on since about 1965. I lived in Kansas City in the 70s, and there was no law enforcement, even then, and almost everyone I knew had been the victim of at least some petty crime, which the police made no effort to investigate.

            The local newspaper, The Kansas City Star, was always a supporter of the Democrats–and that goes back to my earliest recollections in the 1950s.

            During the 60s and 70s, the motivations were fairly clear, if you thought about it. The city’s rich and powerful had invested in suburban real estate development in Johnson County, Kansas, and the idea was to sell real estate in the suburbs. At that time, the main driver–or the entire driver–of white flight was the integration of the Kansas City School District, which the newspaper strongly promoted. They declared that integration was going smoothly and suppressed any reporting of violence and disorder–which was extreme. (I knew many teachers in the district at that time.)

            It was during this same time period, and several subsequent decades, that the Downtown died out as a shopping district. One of the main reasons was that the only place to park, unless you were willing to walk long distances, was at a parking meter. Yet the city never corrected the parking issue.

            Perhaps the motivation for killing Downtown was that the city’s rich and powerful had invested in suburban shopping malls.

            In recent years, Downtown, and the whole corridor between Downtown and Crown Center, has been gentrified into a vast region of expensive apartments and condos. (That area used to be nothing but dilapidated storefronts and warehouses.)

            The area is safe–because, by God, investments by the wealthy WILL be protected. Once when we were having lunch at the River Market, my daughter commented that the whole area was crawling with cops.

            If the plan was to empty out the city, so that it could be gentrified into 15-minute cities, the plan has been in place since at least 1965.

            The rest of the city, by the way, is still a shithole with no law enforcement.

          • Paula D April 19, 2023 at 11:22 am #

            That is interesting, Anthea. I was talking with my sister-in-law and advocating cash, so she told me a story about why she won’t carry it.
            In the 70s she and her husband to be, his sister and her fiancé, were all sitting around the kitchen table playing cards, when 4 black teenagers broke into their house and held them at knifepoint and robbed them. This was in New Jersey, but I can’t remember the city. Maybe Newark?

            Anyway, she had $200 because she was going to buy tires, and two of the others also had money, but her boyfriend didn’t, so they threatened to kill him. (And somehow she got from that that she won’t carry cash?)

            Anyway, the teenagers had cut their phoneline, so when they left they went next door to use their phone to call the police. The neighbors were also black and their daughter knew the boys, so when the police came they told them their names.
            The police said that the boys were known criminals, but they weren’t going to arrest them on a Friday night, they would wait until Monday.
            (That way they could continue their crime spree over the weekend, although the cops didn’t say that.)

            Why? I had no idea until your comment, but now I think that you are right.

        • Wizard of the Saddle April 17, 2023 at 7:18 pm #

          At some point “Red” counties simply wall-off the Blue Hellhole Cities – as seen in the classic cult film “Escape from New York.”

          Cinema may yet prove prophetic. As cities become the natural habitat of criminals and the insane it just makes sense to wall them off and turn them into de facto prisons and insane asylums and leave the low-life scum inside to eat each other.

      • Beryl of Oyl April 17, 2023 at 10:13 am #

        It was not for nothing that we adopted the Chinese communist lockdown model.

        We needed at test run for the concept that you will remain in your home and we will bring you what you need, if we think you need or deserve it.

        Whole Foods has been all in on this since they were bought by Amazon.

        Some of the individual managers of the chain businesses were not let in on the plan, is my suspicion.

        Notice how many businesses have been experimenting with the “free in-store pickup” concept?

        For when you need it now. They will have whatever ‘it’ is ready for you, without you having to enter the store, and you will already have paid for the item. If you are allowed to purchase it, that is.

        • Night Owl April 17, 2023 at 3:26 pm #

          I have mentioned this many times: there are a handful of top corporate entities who will control distribution of food, “medicine,” etc.

          Most of them are apex institutions featured over on the World Economic Forum website.

          Many big chains will be wiped out if this all comes to pass, as they are not needed.

          Centralization is centralization.

        • Islander April 17, 2023 at 4:01 pm #

          NO:”Most of them are apex institutions featured over on the World Economic Forum website.

          Many big chains will be wiped out if this all comes to pass, as they are not needed.

          Centralization is centralization.”

          Yep. Viz., CBDC vs. large commercial banks. The idea is to eliminate the latter.

          Anent breaking corporate eggs to make a global omelette:

          Ken Griffin, a hedge fund guy, has donated $300 million to Harvard. All they have to do to get the $$ is change it from the Harvard Graduate Faculty of Arts and Sciences to the Ken Griffin Graduate Faculty of Arts and Sciences. It is a clause in the deal.

          Harvard already has so much money—they don’t need any more! To do their job of teaching and conducting research, that is.

          But they will sign away their self-respect and their sacred honor to win the “biggest donation to a university ever” prize.

          Plus, of course they DO need ever more money because Harvard is one of the global player institutions, so they must accrue as much power as possible. On the global level, power = $$$. There is no global electorate.

          This kind of moolah (there are no other restrictions on the donation besides the name, as I understand it), makes Harvard an even bigger global player. It can, for instance, set up more grants, foundations, endowed chairs, and other money channels that can nudge global politics in the directions they want. (Harvard was already the gestation locale for the WEF.)

          • Night Owl April 18, 2023 at 2:07 pm #

            At my employer, one can take short learning courses created by Harvard (in which there is no real learning and everyone passes), and this allows one to put Harvard on their resume for maximum resume padding.

            The system is a joke. It’s one giant network for networkers.

            The rest go in the WEF’s “Cry Freedom Ghetto.”

    • JohnAZ April 17, 2023 at 11:08 am #

      In our eyes, the cities are dying spiritually, but are they? Or are they becoming the domains of greater and greater evil as crime becomes the dominant economy of the cities,

      And the USA as a result?

    • Jarek April 17, 2023 at 1:15 pm #

      During the troubles, Mayor Ted and Governor Bitch on Wheels Brown had a pissing match as to who was weaker on crime.

      You called in the national guard.
      No, you did.

      Like that. It’s essential not to be seen as a “fascist”. Portlanders don’t like fascists. But they will attaboy antifa as they march by.

      Utterly confused people. The result of generations of propaganda.

    • mrs_saj April 20, 2023 at 12:58 am #

      BRH,

      The consequences are so obvious, it’s like watching night follow day. The bad policies are all by design. They can’t scream racism and underserved community if those stores stay open.

  7. badberries April 17, 2023 at 9:50 am #

    Life is choices, you will make a choice or a choice will be made for you.

    Participate or ignore it.

    Choose wisely.

    • mrs_saj April 19, 2023 at 2:53 am #

      badberries,

      I’ve often told people who have trouble making decisions that doing nothing is also a decision/ choice. It doesn’t resonate.

  8. Bill of Rights April 17, 2023 at 9:51 am #

    Does anybody have the Exorcist’s phone number?

    • SW April 17, 2023 at 10:00 am #

      hahaha I hear he has a waiting list.

    • Paula D April 17, 2023 at 11:15 am #

      Who ya gonna call?

  9. lizharmon April 17, 2023 at 9:53 am #

    I find myself listening to Jesus, Gandhi and the like more than ever before. Most people are bought and owned corporate whores when it comes right down to it. They’ll do anything for a little manna. I can count on the fingers of one hand those who won’t, and I have decided once and for all that the only sane way forward is to embrace their message and teaching and turn my back on the modern world.

    • MaryQueen April 17, 2023 at 10:00 am #

      Ghandi was a tool of the establishment hate to break it to ya. But Jesus had some good stuff to say.

      • Woodchuck April 17, 2023 at 1:07 pm #

        Good stuff indeed! And Jesus doubtless said a lot of things that ultimately got him in trouble with the Roman authorities. Maybe they mistook him for a violent zealot and trouble maker after Judas possibly told them that Jesus thought of himself as the Messiah. In what seems to be the earliest of all the books written about Jesus, the Gospel According to Mark often points out how people around Jesus did not know who he was and were confused. . He even once asks his disciples point blank “forget about who/what everyone else says I am – who do *you* think I am?”

        Messiah? King of Israel?

        There’s no virgin birth story in Mark’s Gospel and in that book his mother and the rest of his family think he’s nuts. His mom? Really? Others in his town take note of all the knowledge, wisdom, personal power, and fame Jesus has and ask – “how can someone like Jesus come from a very obscure and rural community like Nazareth? That’s like having the next Albert Einstein come from Possum Trot Alabama, or from Punkin Center TN.

        Whoever wrote the book of Mark considered Jesus to be the Messiah, that’s not in disput. But the Jewish authorities at the time conclude that Jesus has the powers of healing and casting out devils because Jesus is himself in league with Baalzebub. Mark presents a story of a misunderstood Jesus who at the very end finds himself on a cross crying out to God “Why have you forsaken me?” And then he dies. And that’s it. And at the very end of the earliest copies of Mark, we see the ultimate mysterious ending that leaves readers everywhere hanging. At 16:8

        “And they went out and fled from the tomb, for trembling and astonishment had gripped them; and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.”

        Aaaaaaayyyyyy! What happened to the rest of the story? How can Mark just leave us here at this point? And later copies of Mark have the paragraph added on at the end about consuming poison and handling snakes.

        Say what?

        • Wizard of the Saddle April 17, 2023 at 7:22 pm #

          Jesus would be treated as a white supremacist insurrectionist and a “homophobe / transphobe” by the current crop of fools running USA, Inc.

          And Christians thought the Roman government was hard to deal with 2000 years ago…

        • Nick Reynolds April 17, 2023 at 9:17 pm #

          That’s not it. You have probably heard the 23rd psalm? “. . .though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil . . . .” Sometime read the 22nd psalm. Then you will understand why Jesus said what He did.

          • Anthea April 21, 2023 at 12:16 am #

            One of my favorite quotes of the philosopical type is this:

            My will is simply that which comes to pass. For I esteem what God wills better than what I will. To Him will I cleave as His minister andattendant; having the same movements, the same desires, in a word the same will as He.
            — Epictetus

            This line of thinking is very much within the Christian tradition, which with hold with the idea that any trials of sufferings that befall us are to remove defects and bring us nearer to being perfected.

            It’s difficult to maintain this attitude when you have a clogged sewer line or your car breaks down on the freeway.

            It’s kind of like that story somewhere in the scriptures about how the disciples were called in by the authorities and questioned, presumably rather harshly, but they went away rejoicing to be persecuted for Jesus’s sake.

            This is a difficult world we’re in. I suppose maybe we should give thanks that we’ve been deemed worthy to live in such a world as “the resistance”–or maybe “the remnant.” I think it’s probably an honor to live in this time and place on this battlefield. We must be like the Marines or the Green Beret or something.

        • Nick Reynolds April 17, 2023 at 9:43 pm #

          That’s not it. You have probably heard the 23rd psalm? “. . .though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil . . .Read the 22nd psalm. Then you will understand why Jesus said what He did.

        • Nick Reynolds April 17, 2023 at 9:48 pm #

          That’s not it. You’ve probably heard the 23rd psalm? “. . .though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil . . . Read the 22nd psalm. Then you will understand why Jesus said what He did. He was praying to His Father.

      • Jarek April 17, 2023 at 1:23 pm #

        No modern figure has been more distorted. Gandhi fought the Blacks in South Africa as part of an Indian auxiliary unit in service to the Crown. He was proud of his military service.

      • malthuss April 17, 2023 at 6:21 pm #

        he was a tool of the british?

    • badberries April 17, 2023 at 11:30 am #

      My personal favorite “Greed before God” preacher is Joel Osteen and his blinky eyes.

      His blinky eyes and 5 inch pompadour.

      I watch him with the sound off…he lies a lot.

      • Woodchuck April 17, 2023 at 1:32 pm #

        Your knowledge and experience regarding the entertainment to be had from crazy preachers shouldn’t be limited to just Osteen. Broaden your experience, check out and copypaste into you tube search box

        The Original Farting Preacher aka Pastor Gas

        It’s critical you leave the sound on for this video.

        But for exorcist level crazy in preaching you tube, copy paste in

        Pentecostal Bedlam

        I double dog dare ya!

        • badberries April 17, 2023 at 1:38 pm #

          I’ll take that bet,
          You’re gonna regret,
          Cause I’m the best there’s ever been.

          Thanks to Charlie Daniels Band –
          “The devil went down to Georgia”.

          I like Osteen because he’s just so oily…blink, blink, blink, blink, blink.

    • Anthea April 17, 2023 at 12:19 pm #

      @ lizharmon:

      “Turning you back on the modern world” can be done, and has been done by various groups in the past. A couple of examples are the Mennonites and the Quakers, both of which go back centuries. But there were also a number of other groups in America, like the Shakers, who were organized along communal lines. Most of these were unsuccessful, though I think one factor may have been a requirement for celibacy. (That, and their communal organization.)

      It appears to me that most of what is done along these lines today has a Leftist orientation. There are, for example, a lot of intentional communities around. Missouri supposedly has more intentional communities than any other state. The reason I know about this is because one of my daughters lived in several such communities and was a member of Twin Oaks, in Virginia, for a few years.

      Such communities aim to be self-sufficient, though my daughter has told me that none of them really are. They are widely variable as to their attitudes towards sex, drugs, and social behavior. Some have all kinds of very strict rules about sexual conduct, and some have none at all. Some are fairly easy-going about work contributions, and others have quotas as to hours devoted to work–which is in some cases more than a 40-hours week. I think all are pretty easy-going about smoking pot, though most don’t allow the place to become a drug-den.

      The bottom line, though, is that, as far as I know, all have a Leftist orientation.

      I honestly don’t know of any such modern organizations among conservatives. (One possible exception are Catholic Workers’ Houses, but I don’t know anything about their political leanings–or even what exactly it is they do.) There are also a few non-Amish sects here in Missouri, which are so much like the Amish that you assume they are Amish–as, for example, Old German Baptists. (I’m not sure I have the name right.) I guess another example would be Hassidic Jews.

      There are several requirements for groups like this who wish to withdraw from the mainstream society to be successful. One is religious and cultural unity. They need a strong religious basis that the hold in common. Another is that they need an economic basis that gives them a high degree of economic independence. Yet another is a rather austere dress code, along with a general attitude of austerity about almost everything, and prohibitions against the use of many of the things that create an economic dependency on the larger society. Lastly, they need a method for enforcing all this.

      I forgot to mention one thing. I’ve known some people who would like to attract young familites to come and live on their land to create a self-sufficient lifestyle. The thing I’ve told such people over and over is that every family MUST own their own land. It won’t work otherwise.

      The problem is, how to you get something like this going? There are plenty of conservative religious people around, but I think most of the trouble is that they are all work in health care or for some corporation, and they live in nice modern homes (which are sometimes on hobby farms). I can’t see them giving up this lifestyle. As far as them being able to get along, they seem to like each other just fine, from a social standpoint. But, speaking as I am of Catholics, I can easily see fierce divisions developing over doctrine and the liturgy, since fierce divisions are already there.

      • MaryQueen April 17, 2023 at 1:06 pm #

        Excellent insights, Anthea.

      • Jarek April 17, 2023 at 1:20 pm #

        The conflation of communalism and Marxism is truly a mind forged manacle.

        We’ve been communal since the dawn of humanity – and before that as earlier species of proto-humans. To confuse this with vile Marxism is confusion indeed.

        As Confucius said, the first step in reform is the rectification of names. Knowing what words mean again.

        • Beryl of Oyl April 17, 2023 at 1:58 pm #

          As Archie bunker would say, people who live in communes are comm-u-NISTS.

          • Jarek April 18, 2023 at 1:33 pm #

            Good old Arch. Fucking Meatloaf and Gloria.

      • Rowdypiglet April 17, 2023 at 1:22 pm #

        @Anthea,
        “Lastly, they need a method for enforcing all this.”

        The Amish have solved this problem, upon which everything else that you listed depends. If you don’t agree with any of their precepts, you’re simply excluded from the community. You don’t get to argue about it, try to persuade others, vote on it or push your agenda. You’re just not one of them anymore.

        The benefits of being part of the community are so many and so significant that not many people leave. Teens are encouraged to explore the non-Amish world and make a decision when they’re ready. They’re not interested in trying to keep you there if you’re lukewarm.

        The ability to exclude people who want to foment change is critical. It’s in no way a democracy, but I think that’s fine as long as it’s a life you freely chose and can freely leave if you wish.

        Personally, the last few years have taught me the limits of tolerance. You can’t tolerate vivisectionists in the anti-vivisection society, however much you may want to be nice and display your virtue. Excluding people who want to infest and destroy from within is the only method that allows anything to exist.

        • Jarek April 17, 2023 at 1:28 pm #

          I’ve heard of epic battles in online female knitting groups. The Leftists usually win since the young are overwhelmingly leftist and there are fewer of the old all the time! They don’t tolerate Conservatives – even on online knitting groups. How does it even come up? Because everything is political, it has to be….

          The Left knows reality. The Conservatives don’t, thus they conserve nothing, not even themselves. Our history is one of racial conquest of this continent. The Left knows it and hates it – but at least they know it! The Right does not know it. How can they win since they are divorced from reality and divided against themselves?

          So is the Left, on a deeper level. But they are united against us. Thus they will win and only then, die.

          • Rowdypiglet April 17, 2023 at 2:50 pm #

            @Jarek,

            I want to resist the terms Left and Right because it’s hard to know if anyone else means the same thing in reading them that I mean in writing them. I’m not even sure what I mean when I use them now.

            It’s more useful to me to think in terms of people who want to judiciously prune the branches of the tree to retain its fundamental shape, as opposed to people who want to poison the tree, dig up its roots, and plant something else.

            The ones who want to prune manifest their beliefs in a way that’s inevitably more passive, whereas the poisoners have a lot more work to do in order to disassemble all the existing structures, so they know they have to be aggressively pushing everywhere, all the time. That’s why they can’t pass up any chance to advance their agenda, whether it be a sewing circle or a group of birdwatchers. They must look for every weak branch, every bit of rot, every entry point that’s unprotected, anything they can exploit. In this way they have a natural advantage because it’s easier to attack and to infiltrate than to defend.

            Traditionally minded people, on the other hand, more often than not just want to raise their families and live a quiet life.

          • Beryl of Oyl April 17, 2023 at 2:52 pm #

            Oh the wokeness online is something to see! They are so, so proud of their belief in the current thing, they have to tell everyone so they can bask in the approval they deserve.

            Even if you are only trying to reunite a lost bunny with its owner, you will be subjected to their holiness.

          • Jarek April 17, 2023 at 3:13 pm #

            Rowdy, To reduce the question to it most basic elements for the purpose of clarity: Every viable society will have elements of individualism and communalism.

            The fiercely capitalistic Puritans had “commons” and talked of Massachusetts as a “commonwealth”. I’m not exactly sure what they meant, but I approve!

            The later German groups had their own homes, but helped with each other with barn raisings, with a feast afterwards.

            The very individualistic Scots-Irish frontiersmen had posses against criminals and marauding Indians. If the Indians were too much for them, they fled to Federal forts and left it for the US Cavalry, who may have asked for assistance from the posses or “militia” in some cases.

            Could they have defeated the powerful tribes on their own? No! They knew that. Just as the Amish and Mennonites know that their pacifism is made possible by the armed forces of the outsiders. So the good ones pray for them.

          • Rowdypiglet April 17, 2023 at 4:48 pm #

            Jarek, you’re right about their pacifism being possible only because they’re protected by others who aren’t pacifists. Before many of the Anabaptists left Europe, they were persecuted and punished, even burned and tortured – which is what happens when you don’t have the protection of those who are willing to be violent in your defense. And their other weakness is that they require a less restrictive external society into which they can expel people who refuse to fit in. Though they’re well equipped to endure in a post-Apocalyptic world, I suspect they wouldn’t survive conditions of anarchy.

          • Anthea April 18, 2023 at 1:43 am #

            @ Jarek:

            You have to be alert to the fact that many such groups are really ops. For one thing, any serious group refuses to allow political comments or discussions.

            I’ve long been a member of about a dozen soapmaking groups on Facebook. Talking politics will get you banned from the group–as will rudeness, personal attacks, profanity (to a degree), and off-topic comments. E.g., you can’t talk about bar soap in a liquid-soap-making group, and you can’t talk about synthetic-detergent shampoos in a natural shampoo group, and you can’t talk about artificial or synthetic ingredients in a group like Soapmaking with Natural Ingredients. And you SURE can’t talk about politics or “woke” subect matter.

            However, I did at one point join a soapmaking group that was intensely political. In normal soapmaking groups, they talk about soap and post pictures of soap and ask for help with problems with making soap or selling soap. One thing I noticed about the highly political group was that there were few posts about soapmaking.

            After awhile, I realized that the group was an op and many, if not most, of the posters were sock-puppets. (I don’t think they really had many members who were real people or real soapmakers. Hence the absence of soap pictures and discussions.)

            At one point the admin, me, and the various sock-puppets were having a discussion about accusations that had no evidential basis. This was during the Kavanaugh thing. So I said that, since some there felt that all accusations were the same thing as convictions, I had decided to make an accusation of my own. I accused the admin of operating an op.

            I instantly found that the whole thread vanished and I had been kicked out of the group. The reason the whole (very long) thread vanished is because the admin did not want whatever real-human members he had to see the accusation they were an op–and start thinking about it. Incidentally, if the group still exists and you’d like to have a look at it, it is called Unapologetic Soapmakers.

            I was also a member of another group on Facebook, whose name I can’t remember. It was health-related, and it’s whole focus was to debunk natural healing, natural remedies, and supplements. So it was probably funded by Big Pharma.

            The admin, who supposedly had a PhD in biology (or one of the health-related sciences) occasionally displayed a stunning ignorance of basic science–such as an ignorance of the periodic table. She was also supposedly disabled. I got into a few arguments with her about remedies that were supported by science as taught to every first-year biology major and finally left the group.

            If you’re encountering knitting groups that fight over politics, my guess is that they are not really knitting groups, but ops.

          • Anthea April 18, 2023 at 1:52 am #

            @ Beryl of Oyl:

            I think you should be suspicious of much of the “wokeness” you see online. I hardly see any, since I don’t go to their websites, and even my Facebook page is uniformly conservative. I’ve unfriended everyone who annoys me, including relatives and old acquaintances from high school. I sometimes get PMs like, “I hope you’re not mad at me for unfriending your brother.” To which I reply, “I unfriended him myself several years ago.”

            As Elon Musk discovered, something like half of the comments you see are from bots or from people who are being paid.

          • Jarek April 18, 2023 at 1:36 pm #

            Anthea: Fascinating. A few have always ruled us, via the lower tiers of the Pyramid. But with ‘bots, they don’t even need them or as many of them as much as they used to.

          • Anthea April 19, 2023 at 2:06 am #

            If you make soap and start looking around for information, you discover a lot of ops. E.g., many people make their own laundry soap, and there are a bunch blogs dedicated to the proposition that using soap, rather than laundry detergent, will leave you with dirty clothes and will ruin your washer.

            Actually, back in the 50s and 60s, real-soap laundry soaps were marketed for use on baby clothes and diapers, because laundry detergents (along with the detergents most people now use for hair and bathing) are very harsh and pretty rough on the skin. So they used to sell Ivory Snow (soap flakes) for washing baby clothes and diapers.

            If you make your own shampoo–shampoo bars or liquid soap shampoo–there are a bunch of blogs dedicated to the proposition that soap-shampoos will destroy your hair. The hype behind this–first advanced in the 1950s–is that the high pH of real soap is bad for hair. This was never anything but a pure lie, invented for marketing purposes.

          • Anthea April 19, 2023 at 2:14 am #

            Another thing you encounter in soapmaking groups (which are international) is the occasional boot-licking Britisher, who is SHOCKED that American soapmakers are constantly innovating without bengiprevented from this by government regulations.

            There are always one or two of these little bitches, griping about some additive in your recipe. I once had one of those types PM me at great length, clearly trying to pick a fight. I frustrated her by thanking her for her kindness in providing information, with every PM.

            These types never know what they’re talking about, and you learn to ignore them.

      • Rowdypiglet April 18, 2023 at 12:17 pm #

        @Anthea, Your experience with the soapmaking groups on Facebook was eye opening. It’s difficult for normal, reasonably honest people to realize that this kind of thing actually goes on. It seems too absurd in every way, as well as being productive of absolutely nothing of any use to anyone.

        This is the reason why I periodically have to get entirely away from social media of any kind. It does something to my perceptions, and it took me a while to figure out what it was. I can recall when I looked at the world without any ideological lens at all. I find now that I can’t unknow how any given thing will be perceived by the ideologically possessed, and the result is ruinous and sucks the joy out of everything.

        On the other hand, it does evoke pity for them. Who would want to live with their world view where absolutely every innocent pleasure, even enjoyment of the countryside, undergoes some inexorable mental alchemical process from which it emerges as white supremacy?

  10. messianicdruid April 17, 2023 at 9:54 am #

    Vote for full disclosure. You have the right to know what goes in your mouth.

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    When this passes in Missouri it will be noticed everywhere.

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    • MaryQueen April 17, 2023 at 9:59 am #

      Soon, the only way to (maybe) know what goes in ones’ mouth is to avoid pre-made and processed “food.”

    • Beryl of Oyl April 17, 2023 at 10:15 am #

      Missouri seems to be the one state that is concerning itself with relevant issues.

  11. Alfred April 17, 2023 at 10:01 am #

    I abhor the left, leftists, libtards, Marxist, evil assholes who are wreaking havoc in “our” country.

    Here’s the rub…

    America has been wreaking havoc in the world for many decades, long before the rise of drag queen story time. Does making America great again mean a return to that bullshit?

    I can’t embrace the right either…

    Stuck in middle with no representation.

    • Beryl of Oyl April 17, 2023 at 10:52 am #

      I thought I had some. For a while I did.

      Donald Trump got in under the radar, and he listened.

    • CWillis April 17, 2023 at 10:57 am #

      Yes, this is the problem. It may still be valid to refer to individual citizens as left or right, or liberal or conservative, but we basically have a uniparty in control of the national government behemoth. That’s why the reaction to an outsider like Trump was so outsized and hysterical. The Republican pols hate him more than the Democrats.

      Ultimately, we are all going to be punished for our sins. We have allowed our out of control government to wreak havoc around the globe for decades under both Republican and Democrat administrations in the name of freedom or democracy or whatever bullshit slogan worked at the time. Some of us cheered them on at various times. Some of us sat by and watched. A few people raised some timid objections during particularly egregious episodes, but it was done in all of our names, and with our tax dollars nonetheless. Do not imagine that they won’t turn that machine around on We the People when the time comes.

      I think we are all about to learn a hard lesson in the consequences of abdicated responsibility.

      • JohnAZ April 17, 2023 at 11:20 am #

        Yes

        Individual responsibility goes with individual liberty.

    • Paula D April 17, 2023 at 11:27 am #

      The neoliberal idiots in the Biden administration can’t even do imperialism properly.

      They just sent CIA director Burns to Saudi Arabia to tell MSB not to make peace with Iran, or Syria, and to keep the war on Yemen going.

      MSB basically said “Fuck off”.

      The US is losing their proxy war in Ukraine. Hungary and Turkey, both NATO members, are starting to rebel, and even Macron slipped off the reservation (as we say in America) last week.

      Those fools in the White House and State Dept are now threatening to put sanctions on European countries who disobey!

      I think that we are going to have to Make America Great Again, because the days of plunder are ending.

      Either we learn to live within our means, or the country descends into war lords and violence. That is possibly why the open borders and the flood of young men into the country.
      We know from the mayor of Washington, DC that there is a plan for those immigrants, we just don’t know what it is.

      I’d say….nothing good. JHK is right, our rulers are evil.

      • messianicdruid April 17, 2023 at 12:14 pm #

        Make America Free Again. We the People will take care of “great”.

      • Anthea April 19, 2023 at 2:39 am #

        The only way this makes sense is if you assume that the real objective is the absolute destruction and humiliation of the US. Literally everything they do has that objective.

    • Billingsgate April 17, 2023 at 1:10 pm #

      You’re not stuck in the middle. You’re stuck in a dark inner space that doesn’t allow you to see the golden threads in America’s historical achievements …and the still-vibrant potential in America’s foundation.

      • Jarek April 17, 2023 at 1:36 pm #

        Yes, the Indians of the far north dared to dispute the passage of the Inuit into North America. Unfortunately for the Indians, the Inuit possessed the convex bow, the same one that made the Mongols great. Poor Indians!

        Similarly, the Indians dared to dispute the right of Whites to come here. Unfortunately for the Indians, the Whites had firearms. Poor Indians!

        • Anthea April 19, 2023 at 2:45 am #

          Compound bow?

          • Jarek April 19, 2023 at 1:11 pm #

            Tanks!

    • Jarek April 17, 2023 at 1:33 pm #

      Yes, Capitalism and Communism are one system, the right and left hands of the beast.

      The Third Way of Fascism is the answer. They rave that’s its leftist or that it’s far right. It’s both and neither. In reality, it is its own line separate from Capitalism/Communism and the unstable midpoint of Socialism.

      It’s Nationalist, not Globalist like these other systems. Money knows no boundaries. Nations do. In other words, Conservatism was always doomed because it was undermined existentially by its identification with Capitalism.

    • Night Owl April 17, 2023 at 3:29 pm #

      You say America (as in the United States), but those who ran America during that extened period are now bringing you the Great Reset.

      This has nothing to do with America, other than America being ridden like a two-dollar whore to make the present and incoming tyranny possible.

      The plan as far as I can tell was to make China the new America, but it appears Xi has his own plans.

    • Wizard of the Saddle April 18, 2023 at 4:28 pm #

      In Texas we say that the only thing found in the middle of a road are yellow lines and dead skunks.

  12. rudyspeaks April 17, 2023 at 10:06 am #

    The term “the Left” , from the seating arrangement of the 1780’s French Senate, is inaccurate. The only issue the French were concerned with, the real central political question, was, how do you distribute a nation’s Income?The (real) left wanted smaller, more equitable portions (everyone getting at least as much as necessary to live), the Right (Royalty, clergy) wanted it all. “Left” has nothing to do with fluff issues (abortion, gender hysteria, guns) designed to distract from the only REAL issue today: The 50 year robbery of the middle class’s wealth by the .01%ers. The Rand study figured $50 trillion over 40 yrs of it. I don’t recall the Bush W years as being exceedingly “realistic” (Iraqi WMDs, debt-creating tax system, an unauditable Pentagon, inter alia) Who wants/maintains a society that CAN NOT discuss this robbery? Anyone profiting from it! As Orwell’s “party boss”, O’Brien told Winston Smith, when we are done with [Newspeak], 2 people will not be able to have this conversation. [PS: the press is owned by 4 right-wing families & Comcast and has endorsed every War Lie the Government has told since WW2. How is that “left”]

    • Uncle Bob April 17, 2023 at 10:32 am #

      Jeff Bezos and Warren Buffett will be astonished to learn they’re 1) right-wingers and 2) clergy.

      • rudyspeaks April 17, 2023 at 10:46 am #

        Hilarious! 2 of the most unquestionable Plutocrats, i.e., “bourgeoisie” (in classic Marxist terminology), are not “right wing”? The whole point is that the “5 billionaire press” has confused the uneducated, non-reading American public intentionally. If either of these money-bags wanted to distribute the wealth ( the ACTUAL “left wing” concern)it’d be a breeze… but they don’t….[your remark about “clergy” indicates no grasp of the post. sorry]

        • Jarek April 17, 2023 at 1:39 pm #

          Communism if the offensive arm of Capitalism. Who funded the Russian and Chinese Revolution? The Bankers did.

          The Bankers had to wait until their younger brothers, the Corporate Chiefs were onboard for the next stage. But as Claus Schwab has said, The stakeholders are now on board. One World here we come.

          Hope that clears things up for you a bit.

        • Uncle Bob April 17, 2023 at 6:45 pm #

          They both support the goals of the Left, hate the Right, and use their media holding to achieve these goals. The Left may hate plutocrats, but they’re fine with THEIR plutocrats: the ones who write the checks to subsidize Antifa, BLM, etc., use their economic power to eliminate the petit bourgeoisie, and otherwise assist in the overthrow of American tradition so that we can have here what they have or had in a people’s republic such as the USSR. Evidently, that’s what you also want. Just another fucking communist subversive.

    • RD April 17, 2023 at 10:48 am #

      Haha. “right-wing families.”

      Bunker Hunt died ten years ago.

      • rudyspeaks April 17, 2023 at 10:56 am #

        Yeah, but the right-wing Murdochs (Newscorp, 36% of all media), the Luces (Time/Warner, #2 media giant), Disneys (#3) and Redstones, CBS/Viacom) are alive, kickin’ and endorsing the LIES of BOTH parties. Whaddya need explained?

        • RD April 17, 2023 at 11:00 am #

          Right and Left are really not helpful terms, but under no reasonable definition could those people you mention be described as “right wing.” They are just infinitely-malleable plutocrats. They don’t care what happens politically as long as they get to keep their wealth and power.

          In the 1970’s. the Left traded its economic policy for sexual liberation. Foucault said that he would give up his economic grievances if the elite would grant unfettered sexual deviancy.

          • JohnAZ April 17, 2023 at 11:23 am #

            The Left and Right have joined hands in the Deep State. With the federal government, the only enemy is Donald Trump.

            Or at least they thought so until Biden thinking created BRICS++.

          • rudyspeaks April 17, 2023 at 1:20 pm #

            Once more, slowly & in small words…The forces in 1780s France who gave us the term “Right wing” wanted nothing more than “to keep their wealth and power”. [but I’m done. No one here seems capable of discussion, just venting. Have at, I’m gone.]

          • Jarek April 17, 2023 at 1:40 pm #

            How very rude. He thought he knew, but he didn’t.

          • Uncle Bob April 17, 2023 at 6:47 pm #

            Looks like Rudy is as much of a fucking coward as he is a witless know-it-all.

    • Paula D April 17, 2023 at 11:32 am #

      Right. Or, that is, correct.
      The terms ”right” and ”left” no longer have any meaning in the US.

      “Top” and “bottom” are more meaningful, except that Americans have also been taught to separate top and bottom by race.

      That is why I just use “ruling overlords”. I got that from the Onion, years ago.

      No matter how confused they have been made about political terms, most Americans do understand that we have owners (as George Carlin put it).

    • Paula D April 17, 2023 at 11:37 am #

      And it was Bush The Lesser’s brain, Karl Rove, who pointed out that the US is an Empire now and creates its own reality.

      That was only 20 years ago, but now it seems clear that, unlike the Cheney/Rove gang, the idiots in charge now actually believe the fantasies they declare.

      And unlike the America of 20 years ago, there are much fewer people now who actually study and reject the Reality they create and push so hard.

      The gullible led by the idiocrats.

      “We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you’re studying that reality — judiciously, as you will — we’ll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that’s how things will sort out.”

      • messianicdruid April 17, 2023 at 12:21 pm #

        “Faith is the substance [ working parts ] of things hoped for, the evidence [ quantum collapse into reality ] of things not seen.”

        We can do the same thing.

    • elysianfield April 17, 2023 at 11:38 am #

      Rudy,

      ” fluff issues abortion, gender hysteria, guns…”

      Guns are not a fluff issue. “Guns” is an issue central to everything that is happening today. If you could not defend yourself, the government would need not generate the chaos evident today and everyday in this country.

      “The Left wants the non-Left to respond with acts of violence so that the Left can proceed to disarm the non-Left and prevent any opposition to the Left’s more serious plans to abolish personal liberty…”

      “8 cheveaux et 40 hommes” motherfucker!

      • RD April 17, 2023 at 12:03 pm #

        Murdering children is a “fluff” issue.

        • rudyspeaks April 17, 2023 at 1:08 pm #

          Intractable stupidity! No one is “murdering children” except the chief executives of the ONE party in America, the Democrat/Republican party. No damned difference! Wars kill children! Democrats killed Yugoslavians under Clinton, Republicans murdered over a million Iraqis under W. Bush… in both cases with cross-aisle support. Medical abortions (a tiny fraction of spontaneous abortions…c. 12 per married woman) remove fetal tissue. WhyTF do people like you never talk about the Bible…like WHERE anyone, Jesus, Moses, St. Paul, allude to this common procedure? Not a word, huh? You can bet abortions were performed daily in Jerusalem…but Jesus was more pissed w/the Bankers. It;’s a non-issue designed to distract you from the Robbery.

          • RD April 17, 2023 at 2:33 pm #

            Well, I can agree with you on all of the illegal, unjust wars that the US has started in the past century +. Most American presidents were war criminals and should have been dealt with in a way that war criminals are commonly treated.

            In the ancient world unwanted children were left exposed in public places so they could be cared for by other families. This was common in Rome and Greece.

          • Uncle Bob April 17, 2023 at 9:42 pm #

            There was a lot of worship of Ba’al, Ashteroth, and Molech in Judah and Israel, too, but that hardly justifies their worship. Which apparently is lost on you, since you seem intent upon excusing some wickedness (probably for selfish reasons) but not other wrongdoing.

      • rudyspeaks April 17, 2023 at 1:14 pm #

        I could have written this post…totally expected. Can anyone imagine a scenario where “the Gummint” successfully disarms America? Even passing the legislation would be nearly impossible… carrying it out? Not a chance! Hence, a fluff issue.

        • Jarek April 17, 2023 at 1:42 pm #

          In other words, don’t worry about it – even though they’ve done it in other countries. Just relax, and they’ll do it here too.

          The Wisdom of Rude!

        • RD April 17, 2023 at 1:46 pm #

          When the guv could hit you in the forehead with a missile from outer space, why do they care if you have little pea shooter? Its just a fundraising issue for both sides.

          • elysianfield April 17, 2023 at 10:04 pm #

            “, why do they care if you have little pea shooter?”

            RD,
            Because they don’t want the peas to be destroying government…assets?

          • Wizard of the Saddle April 18, 2023 at 4:35 pm #

            Because ultimately it’s otter guys with pea shooters protecting the bunker doors behind which sit the guys with their fingers on the missile launch buttons.

            At the end of the day control of every big scary weapons system on the friggin’ planet depends on guys with “pea shooters” who are there to fend off other guys with pea shooters.

            Moral of the story: Boots on the ground still matter. Even irregular ones.

          • RD April 19, 2023 at 9:18 am #

            I disagree. If you are a white Middle American, the progressives want to disarm you because they would like to see you and your family die in a home invasion or be gun gunned down in a carjacking, not because they fear there is any chance you could overthrow the government. They also want to protect the violent criminals who are the boots on the ground for the on-going revolution.

        • Anthea April 17, 2023 at 2:29 pm #

          @ rudyspeaks:

          Of COURSE the government could disarm people. The last time I went to my local gun shop, the owner told me he now accepts only cash for purchases of guns, amunition, or anything gun-related, as such purchases are now tracked. (I was there to buy a gun-cleaning kit, and I had to pay cash.)

          Credit card companies could refuse to process gun and gun-related purchases. Further restrictions could be placed on the manufacture of guns and ammunition. Gun manufacturers could be madel legally liable for any gun-related injuries.

          There are a lot of ways to go about this, and quite a few have already been put in place.

        • elysianfield April 17, 2023 at 4:04 pm #

          ” Can anyone imagine a scenario where “the Gummint” successfully disarms America?”

          Rudy,
          To disarm America, only a few executive orders are required, and can be done without drama, if over a period of time.

          Consider what would happen if EVERY Insurance company and their underwriters declared that any home with a gun Therin would void homeowner’s insurance? An executive order, aimed at the FHA, that would declare any home containing a gun as a hazardous environment, should do nicely…the Insurance companies would quickly fall into line. Consider then that any section 8 housing, or any rental supported by government funds be likewise viewed? Rental Insurance likewise. Banks, of course, would fall into line.

          Just one example that would severely impact gun ownership. Want another? Sanctions applied to any owner of any vehicle found with a weapon on any highway supported by federal funds. Jail time, heavy fines, and of course, confiscation of the vehicle in question.

          I can continue with these outrages which require NO legislation at their instigation.

      • Anthea April 17, 2023 at 2:23 pm #

        As RD says, these (abortion, gender, guns” are not fluff issues. IMHO, conservatives need to take a much harder line on all three. Abortion should be outlawed altogether at the federal level, as it is an infringement on the Constitutional right to life.

        Re gender issues, surgical transitions should be outlawed altogether, as they are in violation of the Hippocratic Oath: “First, do no harm.” Biological males are, of course, free to believe they are females and even to dress as females, but no one else should be required to pretend, or pretend to believe, that they are females when it comes to bathroom accomodations, sports, employment, or anything else. The same goes for males who believe or pretend to believe they are males.

        Re guns, conservatives should demand that all restrictions on guns be eliminated, including those imposed by credit card companies. I.e., it should be illegal for a credit card company to refuse to process a purchase of guns or ammunition. Everyone should have the right to both open-carry and concealed-carry in all states. The Constitution allows for no infringement on the right to keep and bear arms, so it’s a federal issue and not an area in which states have discretion.

        I would agree that people who are mentally ill or who have been convicted of violent crimes should not be allowed to purchase guns, but that’s it.

        Conservatives need to push back HARD on these issues.

        • workingclasshero April 17, 2023 at 3:38 pm #

          If you want any shade of Conservatism or any form of the RIGHT out of power in the near and long term keep pushing Total abortion bans.

          What I think Republicans should do is Federalize the 15-week abortion window and let individual states add or detract any monetary penalty for having the service within the legal window.

          • Anthea April 18, 2023 at 2:04 am #

            Conservatives cede power to the left by not being uncompromising about guns, abortion, and gender. That’s how you get the incremental erosion of our value and rights.

        • Jarek April 19, 2023 at 1:16 pm #

          The same goes for males who believe or pretend to believe they are males.

          Anthea, above.

          One is reminded of the female professor who utterly dismissed Freud and then wrote “orgasm” instead organism.

          Anthea tries to be even-handed but fails, so deep is her advocacy for women and her contempt for men.

  13. JackStraw April 17, 2023 at 10:06 am #

    In our current state of alternate reality, it was particularly amusing to see protests in Chicago against the closing of Walmart stores that are shutting down due to the actions of those protesting the closing.

    • MaryQueen April 17, 2023 at 10:11 am #

      Yes, that is some really great irony, isn’t it? Too bad it’s lost on the people who actually caused it all to happen.

  14. cowbell81 April 17, 2023 at 10:15 am #

    In the video JHK posted above, how is that “thing” allowed to twerk with a goose and not get the attention of PETA? Is what is good for the goose really good for the gander?

    • Beryl of Oyl April 17, 2023 at 10:19 am #

      PETA was never an animal welfare organization.

      That’s one thing that used to burn me, when local reporters would cover a story involving animal welfare workers, and call them animal rights activists.

      • MaryQueen April 17, 2023 at 10:25 am #

        Seriously. They are pet abolitionists. They are proud of having euthanized 10s of 1000s of companion animals.

  15. Disaffected April 17, 2023 at 10:16 am #

    Father Merrin: Especially important is the warning to avoid conversations with the demon. We may ask what is relevant but anything beyond that is dangerous. He is a liar. The demon is a liar. He will lie to confuse us. But he will also mix lies with the truth to attack us. The attack is psychological, Damien, and powerful. So don’t listen to him. Remember that – do not listen.

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    • Anthea April 18, 2023 at 2:06 am #

      @ Disaffected:

      You might enjoy Fr. Ripperger’s videos on exorcism.

  16. Second Earl of Rochester April 17, 2023 at 10:24 am #

    ‘You can’t negotiate with it. It lies always and everywhere about everything. It must be vanquished.’

    Indeed. It occurred to me recently that we’ve passed the point of voting ourselves out of this morass. Perhaps it will be enough to be self-sufficient and have a good supply of ammunition at hand in case trouble comes knocking.

    Only the good Lord knows what the future holds, but it is becoming increasingly clear that this train wreck is fast approaching the precipice. I am not concerned for myself as I’ve lived my life, but as for my children I feel utter dread for what awaits them.

    • messianicdruid April 17, 2023 at 12:25 pm #

      Throw out your TV.

      • MaryQueen April 17, 2023 at 1:12 pm #

        Throw our your SmartPhone.

        • MaryQueen April 17, 2023 at 4:03 pm #

          “out”

      • swazimoto April 17, 2023 at 1:39 pm #

        messianicdruid Amen!!! Teevee shows are called “programming” cuz they ain’t lying about what’s REALLY coming’ through that screen.

    • Geowhizz April 17, 2023 at 12:52 pm #

      Putin realized the satanic neocons controlling the globohomo west have not, and never wii, negotiate in good faith. Hence, the Ukraine situation.

      The neocon Zionist faction of the US’s quisling government seem to have read “1984” as utopian, at least for their crowd. Are goyim allowed to pollute their new world order? Recall the Zionist humanitarian: Allegedly, Netanyahu to the jailed Jonathan Pollard in 2002: “Once we squeeze all we can out of the United States, it can dry up and blow away.” What do you really think?

  17. RD April 17, 2023 at 10:25 am #

    “The Left is taunting America”

    Yes. The homosexual Muslim from Indonesia who was president of this sewer pipe of a country for two terms was installed precisely to taunt middle America. The message was: “You cornbread boomers in Iowa no longer have any say over what happens in this country. We hate you, so we chose to elect a new people. They are arriving by the tens of millions every year and we don’t give a fuck if you like it or not. Soon, you’ll be dead and we’re working on killing all of your progeny, too.”

    I laugh when the population of this country is cites as 360 or 380 million… There are at least 200 million illegal aliens here. Everywhere I turn there are dozens of swarthy little pygmies, and I live in a burned out Rust Belt town.

    • Jarek April 17, 2023 at 1:56 pm #

      We warned them. In response they called us “Nazis”. And “White Supremacists” – as if being supreme in your nation was a bad thing.

      • RD April 17, 2023 at 2:09 pm #

        Right. As if preferring and privileging your own children over someone else’s children is a bad thing.

  18. Beryl of Oyl April 17, 2023 at 10:27 am #

    Somebody argued with me the other day about the vaxx, that since millions of people have gotten them with no apparent harm, what does it matter if our elected officials still support the shots as long as they don’t try to force them, and it’s a persons personal decision to get one?

    The shots don’t work. Taking one is all risk. Why is that so hard to grasp?

    We have big government agencies that exist to keep people from inadvertently consuming a product that does not work or even works sometimes but carries to big a risk of harm.

    This gives people they idea that there is a degree of safety conferred by the heads of such agencies endorsing a product.

    Rochelle Walensky is a very dangerous woman.

  19. zappalives April 17, 2023 at 10:28 am #

    KTA

  20. stelmosfire April 17, 2023 at 10:30 am #

    That goose is gonna need AFLAC after the bitch gets done twerkin’ it.

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    • SW April 17, 2023 at 10:42 am #

      I think we all missed the point. The lady in question was engaging in “performance art” with a semi-willing member of another species (she may have his little duck print on some official form) and if we are appalled by this idiotic act then it’s WE who have the problem b/c there is no right or wrong, only opinion on what’s right or wrong, and our opinion that this is a stupid, tasteless, deviant act proves we’re narrow-minded, oppressive, intolerant deplorables and probably January 6th insurrectionists, too.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle April 17, 2023 at 12:07 pm #

        I think it was kaleidoscopic.

      • Rowdypiglet April 17, 2023 at 1:37 pm #

        As I’ve said before, they’re way ahead of us on the language issue and we seem utterly unable to respond effectively. “Performance art” is the frame they put around public displays of depravity. If you object to them, you’re against Art. What pithy phrase have we come up with to challenge this frame with a bit of truth telling? I’m waiting.

        Likewise, everything they want has now become a “human right”. If you oppose butchering children, you’re against human rights. Their language is ubiquitous, and we not only don’t challenge it, we use their terms such as “asylum seeker” or “migrant”. We’ve conceded the field, and it matters more than we seem to realize.

      • Jarek April 17, 2023 at 2:01 pm #

        The greatest defeat of all: Indians as “Native Americans”. They were just living here. They need to be moved and we moved them.

        Now the next stage: America as stolen land. It follows logically from the above. So Whites having conceded the premise cannot oppose the conclusion.

        Not that the land is going to be given back to the Indians of course. But that has nothing to do with the logic of defeat that Whites have embraced.

        • Rowdypiglet April 17, 2023 at 3:14 pm #

          The woke are too ignorant of history and lacking in imagination to enter into a world view that people commonly held in the past. Most can’t do it even as an interesting exercise in momentarily looking through a different lens.

          The Indians were defeated by people who were stronger, whether mentally, physically, numerically, or technologically. That’s how it was for most of humanity’s past. If you lost, it was too bad for you; you were likely to be either murdered or enslaved. Even the defeated didn’t think of what happened to them in terms of injustice. If they survived at all, they thought in terms of revenge.

          Most of us can’t begin to imagine how hard their lives were, but it’s fashionable now to judge them harshly. I find the historical ignorance, combined with the holier than thou attitude, to be among the left’s most maddening traits.

          • SW April 17, 2023 at 7:25 pm #

            Rowdy — History is being erased, just as Orwell predicted. The root word slave comes from Slav as they were among many who were forced into slavery when they got conquered.

            The history of the old south has been distorted to pretend the white population were living entirely off slavery when most were dirt poor. In no way am I defending slavery and if it took a war to stop it, it was just and right to do so. The pictures we see of the horrible poverty of the blacks after emancipation were also representative of a country that had just been destroyed by a war on its soil. There were no resources for anyone and they were unfortunately at the bottom of the pecking order.

            The past was no Garden of Eden for the majority of mankind and a conquering army, whether European, Asian or any other nationality, was not a group of humanitarians and that’s the truth — like it or not. I agree the woke historian revisionists act like our present problems are all brand new.

          • Paula D April 18, 2023 at 12:05 pm #

            It didn’t need to take a war to end slavery. Every other country just outlawed it.

            Human history is full of brutality, at least in some tribes and some countries, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t rise above our greedy selves and live in peace now.

            Most humans don’t approve of brutality and might makes right.

            Look at how many people disapprove of the violence in the ghettoes, even on this thread. If it’s just the natural way to be, why the outrage?
            I don’t think it’s the only natural way of living possible for humans.

          • Jarek April 18, 2023 at 1:44 pm #

            Paula: Read Nicholas Wade’s
            “Before the Dawn”. Of course violence is natural, a way of life for hundreds of thousands of years. Also study the later Jane Goodall: she thought the chimps were peaceful at first! But she learned more as time went on. The older critics has guessed right, even though they never really looked. They knew Man, so they guess right about the Chimps.

            So why peace then or at least the desire for it? Because we are more than the merely “natural”. Your Marxism loses again!

          • Rowdypiglet April 18, 2023 at 2:14 pm #

            @Paula D, Brutality and greed are part of human nature, a part we dislike when we’re subjected to it. The fact that something is natural doesn’t imply that it’s pleasant or enjoyable. I don’t believe these traits will ever be vanquished because they’re part of what we are and human nature can be bent but can’t be changed.

            We know from history that there are kinds of cultures and societies that encourage our better natures and divert our selfishness and violence into less harmful manifestations. But in the end we have to work with what we are, and that means we have to admit to the entirety and permanence of what that is.

          • Paula D April 19, 2023 at 11:39 am #

            If violence is a part of human nature, and I agree, because we are animals, after all, then we have the choice to submit to it or to try to channel it.

            That is why we have laws against murder for individuals. It may be part of human nature, but as a society, we can make it clear that we will not tolerate it without punishment.

            The problem we have now is that our society rewards those without morals or ethics, those who are willing to lie, cheat and kill their way to the top.
            The bigger the psychopath, the greater the rewards.

            There was a time in America when that was not allowed, at least to the extent that it is now. But the greedy managed to bribe their way out of that.

            Either we go back to the rule of law or we continue on our slide to utter depravity and the destruction of any hope of a decent life for decent people.

          • Jarek April 19, 2023 at 1:21 pm #

            If we were just animals, we wouldn’t even be having this discussion – and we would have simply genocided the Indians completely and the Blacks would still be enslaved or genocided.

            The idiocy approaching madness of the reductionists is on display here.

          • Paula D April 19, 2023 at 1:52 pm #

            LOL, you’re so easy, Jarek.

          • Rowdypiglet April 19, 2023 at 2:30 pm #

            It wasn’t my intention to say that we’re animals, merely that we have both a spiritual nature and a bodily, animal one. My personal belief is that we’re spirits briefly contained in physical bodies, and that some of us become mired in the physical and forget that we are souls. In any event, we’re tasked with accommodating both spirit and body, which is why Utopian schemes don’t work.

            And Paula, it took me a long time to admit that punishment is the only thing some people – like habitual criminals and people who are violent – understand, and it has to be relatively severe and reliably implemented if we’re not to devolve back to the jungle.

          • MaryQueen April 19, 2023 at 8:30 pm #

            Jarek went into a frothing berzerker of rage when I mentioned (correctly) that humans are great apes.

            Now he is comparing us to chimpanzees.

            I cannot stop laughing.

          • Jarek April 19, 2023 at 11:29 pm #

            You’re dumb, Mary. We share a common ancestor with the apes. And OF the apes, our behavior is closest to that of the Chimp even though our genotype is a bit closer to the Bonobo.

            Is the above so hard to understand? Only if you’re trying not to.

          • MaryQueen April 20, 2023 at 8:29 pm #

            That is literally what I ‘splained to you a week or 2 ago, Mr. Kudzu.

            But of course you know that.

      • Wizard of the Saddle April 18, 2023 at 5:55 pm #

        Racist too. We only care what happens to the goose because he is white.

  21. Beryl of Oyl April 17, 2023 at 10:32 am #

    I’m pretty sure I wrote about the college speaker issue right here quite some time ago, as it applied to Ann Coulter, and someone dismissed it as Ann having other places she could speak.

    The college not allowing her for safety reasons was headed by a woman who had worked for the government in a very high safety position.

    A lot of people on the so-called Right didn’t stick up for Ann because she had issues with President Trump because he didn’t deliver on the wall.

    Free speech still seems to be conditional on who we like or don’t like.

  22. Uncle Bob April 17, 2023 at 10:36 am #

    I’ve been calling those bastards “the Party of Satan” for decades because of their desire for absolute power, love of lies, and willingness to harm or kill anyone who gets in their way. Sadly, the GOP has followed them down the shit chute.

    • Greg April 17, 2023 at 7:48 pm #

      I’m reminded of the late psychiatrist M. Scott Peck’s book, “People of the Lie,” where he recounts his experiences with patients who would not face the truth of their situation.

      Russia had its Bolsheviks, a minority faction whose very name was a lie since “bolshe” is Russian for “majority.”

      And we have to contend with the Bullshitviks.

  23. Dixon Yamada April 17, 2023 at 10:56 am #

    As for midget Reich, the left’s playbook is to charge your opponent with the crimes you are committing:

    -stealing elections
    -getting bribed by foreign governments (Ukraine, China)
    -starting WWIII
    -being fascist (violent marches, lockdowns, restrictions of assembly and movement)
    -jailing political opponents
    -being in bed with corporations

    Etc., etc.

    • MaryQueen April 17, 2023 at 1:14 pm #

      Totally. One of those tools last week actually said that freedom of speech threatens “Our Democracy.” I mean, said it out loud.

    • Jarek April 17, 2023 at 2:05 pm #

      No, the Fascists fought the Communists. You’re still under their mind control if you don’t use the word properly.

      Wait, you think we’re going to vote our way out of this? The Spanish had to fight. Is all violence bad? What are you saying? Do you have any idea?

      A thug cutting someone out on the street with a switch blade and the surgeon operating inside the hospital with a scalpel. Same thing, right? Both violent…..

      • Dixon Yamada April 17, 2023 at 3:56 pm #

        What are you on about?

        At one time, if someone told me they could compose a non-sequitur paragraph I would be doubtful.

        • Jarek April 17, 2023 at 10:24 pm #

          Oh you don’t like Principles. That makes you common.

        • MaryQueen April 18, 2023 at 10:15 am #

          You see Jarek’s drek for what it is.

          That makes you sane.

          • Jarek April 18, 2023 at 2:00 pm #

            Guess you’ve never studied the Spanish Civil War – any more than the history of Afghanistan.

            Poor Mary. Things are always over your head.

          • MaryQueen April 19, 2023 at 8:32 pm #

            Oooh someone studied some history.

            Now he is the only authority.

            No thanks, I’ll stick with the opinions of my actual historian friends. The ones who have taught it for years.

          • Jarek April 19, 2023 at 11:32 pm #

            Your historian friends – yeah right. Your friends are hysterical women like yourself.

          • MaryQueen April 20, 2023 at 8:32 pm #

            Poor Jar.

            I’ve been a professional since age of 21. So yeah, I have lots of friends who are college professors, doctors, lawyers, engineers, architects, journalists, and other highly educated people.

            Of course, since you never had a career or friends, I suppose all of that must seem odd to you.

            What a wanker.

          • Anthea April 21, 2023 at 12:33 am #

            @ MaryQueen:

            While I don’t really suppose that Jarek is so bad off as to live in a group home, he would perhaps be more fortunate if he did. It would allow him some social interaction.

            He’s probably been banned from the sheltered workshop.

  24. AlD666 April 17, 2023 at 11:00 am #

    JIm, You’re our Richard Pryor, a fantastic satirist who plays the role of the ‘true conservative’ as a way of trolling the insane right. I salute you, especially when I see your subculture fall for your tripe hook, line, and sinker at a time when their hero, Trump, is a traitor who tried to stay in power with vote fraud after his certified loss in 2020. We have lots of problems in this country thanks to corporate greed and the lack of universal health care, family leave, protection for displaced workers, and the like. We know factually that the wealthy receive more welfare than the working class or poor, yet the poor are demonized and the rich get a free ride. I spend time in Norway, a social democracy where capitalism thrives and the social safety net is robust. Norwegians love their hunting but they don’t let people roam the streets with handguns, Taxes are high but citizens don’t mind because everybody pays their fair share. Let’s make America into a facsimile of Norway. If we do, we’ll be happy. If we don’t, we’ll remain a country of punitive anger and sad, bitter souls who blame others for their problems. Keep up the comedy, JIm. You’re our Lenny Bruce!

    • RD April 17, 2023 at 11:03 am #

      Norway is over 90% white.

      • AlD666 April 17, 2023 at 11:06 am #

        And you mention this because…?

        • RD April 17, 2023 at 11:08 am #

          How old are you? You are an adult and you still harbor silly notions of equality?

          • AlD666 April 17, 2023 at 11:25 am #

            Excuse me if I misunderstood, but your lack of self-confidence does not mean that other races are superior to those of us who are white. I consider myself equal to Blacks and Asians and Natives. You are, too. Have a little more faith in yourself.

          • RD April 17, 2023 at 11:26 am #

            Just as I suspected. I bet you’re a boomer.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle April 17, 2023 at 11:45 am #

            Equity, not precisely equality.

          • Jarek April 17, 2023 at 2:07 pm #

            Equal to Blacks? Wow, what an insult.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle April 18, 2023 at 8:57 am #

            Equitable seems a more appropriate term in some cases than equal. Even men and women are unequal in some ways but they are still equitable. If there’s a better word, I’m all ears.

          • Jarek April 19, 2023 at 1:25 pm #

            In other words, give them things they don’t deserve. Equal outcomes. Hey why not more than equal outcomes, cuz of reparations and shit?

            Why not take all of it if Whites are that stupid and weak?

        • Jarek April 17, 2023 at 2:06 pm #

          Because Norway is in the process of being taken over by Islamic aliens.

          • Beryl of Oyl April 17, 2023 at 3:33 pm #

            The Norwegians hate the immigrants, and the immigrants hate the Norwegians.

            Yet they keep bringing them in.

            There’s a housing shortage.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle April 18, 2023 at 8:57 am #

            Part of evolution and adaptation I guess.

          • Jarek April 18, 2023 at 1:58 pm #

            Za, where did all your compassion go all of a sudden? Oh, it’s because they’re White, right? They don’t deserve any.

            Thus speaks the Enemy.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle April 18, 2023 at 11:02 pm #

            Compassion is about evolution and adaptation rather than philosophically-freeze-framing some questionably-arrived-at set of people in an open-air museum.

          • Jarek April 19, 2023 at 1:27 pm #

            Chilling. Social Darwinism on display. Suddenly whatever happens is what is supposed to happen.

            Here’s a person with no insight whatsoever into his own shadow.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle April 19, 2023 at 5:06 pm #

            You can read into things however you wish, but that doesn’t necessarily make them true or desirable… like insinuating, or otherwise, the ‘monoculturalization’ of some laughable notions one calls ‘White’ or ‘Black’ and as if they’re different species.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle April 19, 2023 at 5:15 pm #

            “What makes you think you can handle black folks?

            Jerk-O, you can’t even manage one woman.” ~ Amman April 12, 2023 at 2:43 pm

            “Exactly. We should have been humble enough to realize that we couldn’t handle you all – and gotten rid you of when we could. When we still strong and in control…” ~ Jarek April 12, 2023 at 3:02 pm

            ——

            Woops, how did that get in there? And speaking of your ‘compassion’?

          • MaryQueen April 19, 2023 at 8:34 pm #

            Also Jarek:

            “Robot women are the only women worthy of love.

            Human women deserve to be raped and then have their throats slit.”

          • The Man They Call Zazelle April 19, 2023 at 9:36 pm #

            Fathers Of Social Engineering

            Like The New Churches of coercive State governments, Brother Jarek appears to like the idea of human monocultures, (whether in blocks/flats like ‘White’ or ‘Black’ or ‘mixed together’ in enforced ‘rainbow diversity’) that he can spray with physical and ideological chemical controls under the gaslights.

            But human monocultures don’t seem to work so well with Mom Nature.

          • Amman April 20, 2023 at 3:16 pm #

            @Zazzelle, has time gone backward or have the Russians finally gotten to CFN? Anyway, Hello and thanks for the head trip.

            I decided to see what it had wrote and… LOL…

            and then the DA, MQ, presented damning key evidence.

            Apologize to MQ and you might make it out of your hole, Jerk.

      • cowbell81 April 17, 2023 at 11:26 am #

        Exactly, Norway is mostly White, therefore sane and safe! Look at the streets of Chicongo, filled with Black thugs that should all go back to the jungles of Africa! If you like Norway so much AIDS, then why don’t you go back to live there full time? You can take your stinking AIDS virus with you and spread it among the populace.

        This country needs to get rids of the entitlement mentality and pick itself up by the bootstraps to hunker down, get to work, and actually take come personal accountability for its actions.

        • AlD666 April 17, 2023 at 11:45 am #

          How did you turn into a racist? You weren’t born that way. It’s the rich who get the most welfare. Educate yourself so you don’t sound so ridiculous. My God man, listen to yourself. You sound like you dropped out of school in second grade. I don’t think you did so there’s no excuse. God loves you, man. All blessings to you.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle April 17, 2023 at 11:57 am #

            One wonders if cowbell81’s being sarcastic…

            ——

            7 Seconds

            youtu.be/wqCpjFMvz-k

          • SW April 17, 2023 at 2:48 pm #

            AID666 — Norway is certainly a nice country and have done many things right. However, their history doesn’t really cover them in glory:

            “The occupation of Norway by Nazi Germany during the Second World War began on 9 April 1940 after Operation Weserübung. Conventional armed resistance to the German invasion ended on 10 June 1940, and Nazi Germany controlled Norway until the capitulation of German forces in Europe on 8 May 1945.”

            Their moral fortitude lasted all of 3 months.
            But it sure worked out okay for Hitler —

            About 300,000 Germans were garrisoned in Norway for the rest of the war. By occupying Norway, Hitler had ensured the protection of Germany’s supply of iron ore from Sweden and had obtained naval and air bases with which to strike at Britain.”

          • Jarek April 17, 2023 at 3:31 pm #

            The latest “science” says that White babies – and only White babies – are indeed born racist.

            You need to try harder to keep up with the dialectic.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle April 18, 2023 at 6:57 am #

            There are differences within and between racial bias, racism, racial discrimination, race and ethnicity.

          • Jarek April 19, 2023 at 1:30 pm #

            In other words, some racism isn’t racism or it is ok if not good. Black racism against Whites is understandable, justifiable, justified, and thus GOOD.

            The banality of evil. He can always find a way to justify what he wants – and what he wants is the same thing the BLM marchers want.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle April 19, 2023 at 5:40 pm #

            Babies grow up, but some adults– perhaps like you, Jarek– still seem to see, or want to see, people more as clunky blocks or cardboard cutouts.

      • badberries April 17, 2023 at 12:14 pm #

        Not for long.

      • SpeedyBB April 19, 2023 at 8:15 pm #

        Just yesterday I read how Norway has amped up deportations for Somalis sneaking in or being brought in as “husband”, when that should be “brother” (sound familiar?) folks from neighboring Ooga-Booga Wakanda paradises posing as Somali victims of the civil war so they could sneak in, and so on.

        Needless to say, there are righteous protests at the use of DNA tests to ascertain family and so on.

        The figure given was 1500 deportations. Drop-in-bucket but at least it is in motion.

        Also it is really useless to generalize about public safety or the welfare net or anything else when you’re comparing a nation of 5.5 million with one of several hundred million.

    • cowbell81 April 17, 2023 at 11:31 am #

      With the 666 at the end of your screen name, you are the mark of evil and Satan that our host Jim makes reference to. May you be banished to the depths of fiery Hades for all eternity!

      • AlD666 April 17, 2023 at 11:41 am #

        Jim, is that you playing the fool to entertain your followers?

        • The Man They Call Zazelle April 17, 2023 at 11:48 am #

          I’m still trippin’ over the goose bit.

          • Paula D April 17, 2023 at 1:11 pm #

            He doesn’t care about the goose.

            God loves you. But he hates geese.

            At least, that’s how I interpret his claims.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle April 18, 2023 at 9:00 am #

            In some ways I’m tempted to agree with AlD666. Jarek, too, strange bedfellows and all that.

        • Billingsgate April 17, 2023 at 3:37 pm #

          There’s nothing even remotely reflecting your lunacy in JHK’s thinking. You can’t claim what isn’t yours. Go fly a kite… in Norway

      • AlD666 April 17, 2023 at 11:48 am #

        God loves you, man. We all do. Take a deep breath. I’m sorry you suffer from such anger and anxiety. All blessings.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle April 17, 2023 at 11:49 am #

          Did you see the goose bit?

          • AlD666 April 17, 2023 at 12:00 pm #

            No. Thank you. I think I’m gonna get the hell out of here before whatever happened to these angry, lost souls happens to me. Adios.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle April 17, 2023 at 12:14 pm #

            This comment section seems to be getting an influx of new commenters, but maybe it’s my imagination.
            It might be due to Zero Hedge carrying JHK’s articles, but I’m unsure if that’s a new thing or not.

          • RD April 17, 2023 at 12:14 pm #

            You’re right. There certainly is no reason for any decent person to be angry about recent events. Maybe if we just help hands and formed a drum circle, we could all get along.

          • MaryQueen April 17, 2023 at 1:17 pm #

            Oh so the second someone wants you to face the trans agenda that you fully support, you run away like a scared rabbit.

            Got it.

          • Jarek April 17, 2023 at 2:10 pm #

            Are you a speciesist, Za? Love is Love.

          • Anthea April 17, 2023 at 3:42 pm #

            @ The Man They Call Zazelle:

            Zerohedge used to carry James’s articles much more frequently. I noticed a couple of years ago that they seemed to have dropped him. But now he’s back.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle April 18, 2023 at 7:48 am #

            Fair enough.

    • sonnyL April 17, 2023 at 2:49 pm #

      An idiotic attempt to intellectualize your bone-headed ideology.
      Your points are so childish, its remarkable. Lack of universal health care? That statement is the proof.
      If and when you graduate high school, get a real job in the real world, and get some real life experience, weigh back in. Until then, you sound like Greta Thunberg, whom I’m sure you idolize.

    • Anthea April 17, 2023 at 4:09 pm #

      @ AID666:

      Yup. Nothing says “sane” like simulating sex with a goose. Or Sam Brinton’s get-up.

    • Wizard of the Saddle April 18, 2023 at 9:09 pm #

      And you are another socialist chump.

      They never learn. Sigh…

      100 years of failure and they still don’t get it.

      But if you love Norway so much, perhaps you should apply to immigrate there. They probably won’t take you, though. There’s only so many slices of the pie to go around – and the Norwegians are not stupid enough to throw their borders open and invite the world to plunder their welfare state.

  25. Beryl of Oyl April 17, 2023 at 11:01 am #

    This may have been noted already, but what a wild coincidence that the Anheuser Busch CEO who had no idea what his marketing division was doing when they put out a can featuring an insane tranny man claiming to be a girl right about the time the trans movement was getting violent, used to work for the CIA.

    He used the intent excuse. He didn’t mean to. Where have I heard that before?

    Donnie Jr. wants us to give the company a pass because they donate to both parties, and the CEO is a good guy.

    Donnie has his father’s fatal flaw, I see.

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    • Dixon Yamada April 17, 2023 at 11:30 am #

      The Trump’s had their shot. They failed.
      He got all the big generals and all the big insiders, and next thing you know the swamp waters had the Oval Office furniture floating

      • RD April 17, 2023 at 11:58 am #

        Yeah, but there is no one else.

        • messianicdruid April 17, 2023 at 12:39 pm #

          Is Trump a nobody or a somebody?

          REelect Nobody. After one term they are sent home to live under the stuff they enacted. We do not have a dearth of qualified people.

          No more 30 mile [ month ] elections. Start on October 1 [ new physical year ] with all candidates given equal time and exposure. No more of this raising funds [ selling your soul ] to get elected.

          No career politicians. I would even support an Amendment to put one 8 year term on the so-called supreme court.

          • Q. Shtik April 17, 2023 at 5:12 pm #

            fiscal year

    • MaryQueen April 17, 2023 at 1:18 pm #

      Donnie and that Jarod guy are horrible. If Trump is to have any legitimacy, he’d tell them to STFU.

  26. Ron Anselmo April 17, 2023 at 11:28 am #

    Jim – your excellence increases over time.

    Thanks as always – you may very well be that last voice of reason. Thanks also for not letting them walk on Covid and the “vaccines” – they are trying.

    We’ve both lived long enough to see them walk on too many things. Not this time. I’ve lost my mother, an uncle, friends, acquaintances, and losing my father.

    Trust me my friend, these evil motherfuckers will not rest until my last breath. Hope someone else takes up the fight then. These people need to be prosecuted then executed. Skipping the prosecution is fine by me.

    • Paula D April 17, 2023 at 11:44 am #

      I’m sorry about your losses, Ron. I agree that those responsible should pay.

      I just found out that a friend of mine died suddenly. I assume that she was fully vaccinated. I just saw her a few weeks ago and she seemed fine.

      • mrs_saj April 21, 2023 at 8:24 am #

        Paula D,

        The vaccinated do feel fine until they keel over dead. They suit up for their soccer match that they are not going to live through. They prepare for their live TV performance (like that rap star recently did) that they aren’t going to live through. They start out on their daily commute that they aren’t going to complete. They begin that newscast that they aren’t going to finish.

        Watch some of the security cam footage of people “dying suddenly”. Watch TV coverage of when someone keels over. Those people were all going about their normal day because they felt fine. They are not on the phone with 911. They are not at their doctor’s office because they’ve grown concerned about pain, shortness of breath, feeling weird, whatever.

        The vaccinated people I know, all tell me they feel fine.

        Eyeroll.

        • Paula D April 21, 2023 at 8:50 am #

          That is what is scary, mrs. saj, because my family members are all vaccinated.

    • RD April 17, 2023 at 12:25 pm #

      God-willing, if what you mention should come to pass, we are going to have a real shortage of lamp posts.

    • Robert White April 17, 2023 at 1:03 pm #

      I’ve reported them to the Federal Bureau of Investigations Director Christopher Wray. The FBI knows that I know what the CIA & Pentagon did with the Trump admin in 2019.

      Trump started it via his signature on the legislation.

      Democrats are merely a mop up crew of misinformation.

      RW

      • The Man They Call Zazelle April 18, 2023 at 9:03 am #

        What?

  27. The Man They Call Zazelle April 17, 2023 at 11:33 am #

    Leaving The Cuckoo Forest
    (with apologies to actual cuckoo birds for the metaphor)

    ——

    Here’s an interesting specimen posted Saturday, April 15, on Twitter.

    Cmon, with a goose?! pic.twitter.com/cxue9PuaYx

    — Hodgetwins (@hodgetwins) April 16, 2023” ~ JHK

    ——

    Wow, pretty trippy. I love it.

    …Well ok, my inner contempt for the current society loves it.

    Cuckoo Forest

    youtu.be/7ygh5f-B99A

    ——

    Society is clearly kicking us, or some of us, out of the nest.

    So it’s time to accept it, be adult about it, say farewell to mommy and daddy State, spread our wings and roll our own society/societies.

    What’s so hard about that?

    ——

    It must be vanquished.” ~ JHK

    No, it must be transcended.

    • SpeedyBB April 19, 2023 at 9:38 pm #

      Za, re. “…cuckoo kickapoo outta nest…”

      Having blown my chances at a cushy career in a second-rate Cal State College position – inflamed by my Vietnamese students to oppose the US aggression on their country – and other assorted setbacks, I made the decision to divorce myself from my culture in the 1970s.

      Thus, I’ve mostly lived in East Asia since 1980.

      I consider having given it my best shot, as a roll-with-the-punches old Texas boy – but the blind idiocy and demented righteousness was simply too strong.

      Landslide Lyndon had B-52s and ICBMs to back up his drunken blowhardiness.

      I only had my mouth.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle April 20, 2023 at 1:56 am #

        How has it been? Regrets? Successes? Key takeaways/pointers, such as for the kids? How are the older folks treated? Cultural comparisons/shocks?

        Are you still there? Vietnam?

        Hard to fly away from any nest fast enough from giant bomb-shitting metal birds or whatever, but if our species can’t somehow get its acts together, there may not be a planet or species, never mind East Asia, left to escape to.

        By the way, and as per your casual mention, I found just last week and sort of by accident, a sales outlet of that paper dipped in stuff.

        That musical hit is a sweety, Za. Thanks for the pointer.” ~ SpeedyBB April 15, 2023 at 4:08 pm

        You’re quite welcome.

        • SpeedyBB April 20, 2023 at 4:53 pm #

          Za, in reply to your note – I’m actually in Indonesia, but Vietnam is one of my fave travel destinations, in spite of monumental language impediments – curious, considering how long the French were there, then the Yanks, how few people on the street can talk to you in a western tongue.

          I escape to Vietnam to get a breather from oppressive Islam here in Java.

          As for my abandoning Norteamerica, it wasn’t such a big deal, as I’m an Air Force brat, and my dad got transferred, and moved the family, about eight months on the average. We were also in Occupied Germany twice, in 1946 and 1948. So while I call myself a “Texas boy” I have no roots there … and have no time for the narrow-minded hard-shell Baptists I left behind.

          As for regretting my political activism while an Assistant Professor at Fresno State College, I cannot imagine having done it any other way, even though nothing paid off.

          All of my posturing and flailing and refusing the draft at the ripe old age of 28 (punitive call) were in the event wasted energy. Not only did the aggression on Vietnam drag on another seven years, exterminating locals as well as gringos, but the war hawks figured out how to do it next time, make even more money, and avoid the [heroin-stuffed] coffins of grunts who didn’t make it out alive.

          I am naturally resentful at not being able to share my pearls of genius with students back in the good old Homeland but then again I wouldn’t last ten minutes in a classroom with the attitude and reckless sense of humor I cultivate. I have a comfortable lower-middle-class life in Indonesia, stay up with culture and events – thanks to the internet – and even manage to score the weird food I’ve become accustomed to, like dark rye bread and humus.

          When I travel to the USA I truly feel like a visitor, even though I am able to navigate the etiquette and play the game with family. And I have not been back in the Era of Woke, which would likely alienate me even more than I naturally feel.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle April 22, 2023 at 2:47 pm #

            Replied to in comment section under following article here:

            April 22, 2023 at 7:04 am

  28. GreenAlba April 17, 2023 at 11:47 am #

    If anyone wants to see a fixed debate (because of a petition) in Westminster Hall on the WHO Pandemic Treaty.

    jamesroguski.substack.com/p/uk-parliament-debate

    Shouty moron just delivering a tirade on right-wing conspiracy theorists and anti-vaxxers, principally from the US!

    Vile man – can see exactly this is going. Andrew Bridgen is doing his best.

    • GreenAlba April 17, 2023 at 11:50 am #

      Not a fixed debate (don’t know where that came from), a live debate.

      I’m aready livid.

      • GreenAlba April 17, 2023 at 12:21 pm #

        Perhaps I did mean ‘fixed’. All I’m hearing is how there is no international power grab, that anyone who thinks there is or that Bill Gates isn’t a guardian angel is a fruitloop, and the most important thing in the world is to deal with conspiracy theories.

        Poor Andrew Bridgen. He was hobbled before he arrived at the debate.

        • MaryQueen April 17, 2023 at 1:21 pm #

          Sadly, that’s how they do it, by shouting over anyone who tries to bring sanity and rational debate to the table.

          I am seeing the conservatives have much better luck by holding Q&A sessions after their lectures at colleges, and allowing opposition to have their say.

          The opposition tends to get shut down but not because anyone shouts over them. Because their positions are untenable. Matt Walsh and Michael Knowles are both doing a great job with this.

          • GreenAlba April 17, 2023 at 2:02 pm #

            The Westminster Hall debate is now over. The motion to promote the new International Health Regulations and support the WHO Pandemic Treaty was waved through entusiastically, despite the efforts of Andre Bridgen, Sir Christopher Chope and a couple of others, who might as well have stayed at home. We are truly screwed.

            Also a load of bollocks about the shame of not making sure enough ‘vaccines’ got to developing countries (and how the Treaty will enable us to make sure they get more the next time – I bet it will), without mentioning that Africa, with its 5% ‘vaccination’ rate is did just fine without them, although a lot of people did lose their livelihoods and lives due to lockdowns and starvation.

            There is something terrifying about watching evil assert itself eloquently in a cosy debating chamber and basically just tell you to eff off.

            There was an enormously fat woman from the SNP pledging undying support to the WHO and anything it brings in. The SNP are a nest of evil vipers. How that nice Kate Forbes ever joined them and wanted to lead them is a mystery for the ages.

          • MaryQueen April 17, 2023 at 4:09 pm #

            It’s so beyond infuriating, I agree. I think it’s our job now to save those videos, take down the names, save articles and news in our own C: drive vaults, and hope to God that when things change we can prove all of these people are utter monsters and need to be hauled off to a max prison somewhere, or better yet, given the chippity chop.

            They are all drunk on power and $$$$$.

            Covid pays!

          • GreenAlba April 20, 2023 at 9:22 am #

            Well, Mary, although I know by now it will achieve nothing, I’ve sent a long, er … forthright email to that lying, complicit sack of shit that spoke about the (US) ‘cesspit that is the conspiracy theory ecosystem’. I get some satisfaction out of it, even if my name must be on so many lists I’ll soon be getting invited to Buckingham Palace garden parties.

    • Night Owl April 17, 2023 at 3:34 pm #

      It is all they have, but sadly it is effective.

      This tyranny has been ushered in over about 7 years almost entirely through name-calling.

    • mrs_saj April 21, 2023 at 8:33 am #

      GreenAlba,

      I thought the UK was the first group of countries to establish a financial fund for vaxxine injuries. I’m sure the monetary amounts will be woefully insufficient for the damage, but still, I took it as a step in the right direction. To have a fund for injuries, there is acknowledgement that the vaxxines HAVE CAUSED INJURIES.

      I want you to be on a list that qualifies you for an invite at Charles’ coronation. You can carry a sign that says “Cluster Fuck Nation” and wave at the cameras!

      I read the quiche recipe today that is going to be served at The Big Lunch.

  29. Robert White April 17, 2023 at 12:00 pm #

    Charles Manson and The Family would most likely be Democratic Party adherents in this day and age given the agenda of government in an era of wholesale control over all speech.

    The absolute best of the United States of America is freedom of speech legislation. If freedom of speech is undermined via the state we can all conclude that the state lives in fear of freedom of speech.

    Media has always been an adherent of lies & half-truths and government has coopted media as state sponsored fascists
    purposed for war against the masses via state sponsored speech.

    Freedom of speech must remain viable no matter what the state wants to replace it with.

    Both Republican & Democratic Party are adulterated via power to control discourses that impinge on their welfare.

    Time to throw the bums out and start over with a new set.

    RW

    • RD April 17, 2023 at 12:18 pm #

      “Time to throw the bums out and start over with a new set.”

      That’s the problem. The elites own the politicians and there are no alternative elites.

      • messianicdruid April 17, 2023 at 3:05 pm #

        You make me want to cuss.

        Elites are the [ expletive deleted ] problem. Entitled rich people [ classism as AIDs666 points out ] born into wealth need to have everything over a billion [ pick your own number ] confiscated. No one can actually EARN a billion dollars. They might invest a million and do well, but earn a billion – horse puckey.

        I want to see a waitress, a cowboy, a restaurant owner, a welder, a pilot, an auctioneer, etc. in office. Some people that have actually done something. Voluteers for one term. No more “elites”.

        • Robert White April 17, 2023 at 3:29 pm #

          Ed Mirvish of Honest Ed’s in Toronto was a self made multimillionaire that almost made $1 billion CDN before he
          died.

          He was a real businessman that worked his entire life in retail
          business selling department store merchandise in his landmark department store in downtown Toronto.

          My dad used to love going to Honest Ed’s for toothpaste & soap.

          If there were ever billionaires that made their money honestly Ed Mirvish would be top of the list.

          RW

    • K-Chien April 19, 2023 at 12:46 pm #

      “Charles Manson and The Family would most likely be Democratic Party adherents in this day and age given the agenda of government in an era of wholesale control over all speech.”

      For sure Charley would have been down for the Pedo parties!

  30. redrock April 17, 2023 at 12:21 pm #

    My response to all this perverted bullshit is FUCK YOU. Hydramatic Queers (shiftless cocksuckers) for non english speaking morons. The insanity virus from wuhan got here before covid and is proving more deadly. All I can do is stand my ground and resist in every manner available to me. Having survived as a jarhead in Vietnam in 67 – 68 this should be easy. As a side note. Why don’t they report the race of the mass shootings and lootings. Maybe we would see that young negroes are the blacks big problem and not old whitey.

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    • Dixon Yamada April 17, 2023 at 12:30 pm #

      One first needs to resist the very obvious distractions:

      -Woke marketing for a (non-American) beer one should be embarrassed about drinking for a million other obvious reasons.

      -Increasingly flamboyant and gratuitous displays of Trans “inclusivity” and “rights”.

      If the infotainment state media is harping on it one SHOULD understand that it is a planted distractionary piece. Particularly if it is the controlled opposition media of the Rupert persuasion.

      Fools in our midst doom us all

      • Dixon Yamada April 17, 2023 at 12:43 pm #

        Even more absurd, and laughable, are the people asking for forgiveness of Anheuser-Busch because it is a large GOP donor.
        The same GOP of McConnell, Romney, Graham who refused to back non “RINO” candidates in the embarrassment of the midterms.
        Don’t ask if they think you’re stupid.
        Know that they know you are.

        • Rowdypiglet April 17, 2023 at 1:45 pm #

          It appears they’re saying “We object to the trans agenda being pushed on us everywhere, and will continue to object until you pay us large sums of money, after which we’ll be silent.”

          • Beryl of Oyl April 17, 2023 at 2:14 pm #

            The Trump family in particular, along with most of the Republican party, support the trans agenda, or rather they pretend not to see what the agenda really is.

            They are replacing women with men. Their ultimate goal is the children, because they don’t have enough sex partners so they have to recruit some. They are also out to normalize adults having sex with children.

            Once you concerned that there are such a thing as men who have become women somehow, you can’t exclude them from women’s spaces.

            They are TELLING us their movement is about inclusion, yet some of us are not listening.

      • Jarek April 17, 2023 at 2:15 pm #

        Jefferson predicted the Civil War and a race war between Blacks and Whites? One done and one coming.

        Is that a distraction? Do you know better than Jefferson?

        I don’t think so.

  31. mitchellc April 17, 2023 at 12:27 pm #

    As usual, this place is just one big complaint fest.

    I guess it all starts with completely inverted reality: agents are granted authority to act in the public behalf as trust relationships develop through a process of demonstrated competence.

    Wait a moment while I pick up my jaw from the floor. Jeez, no wonder everyone is so screwed up in the head.

    Reality is injustice, the crowning achievement of pleonexia, where power is complete and total. The only way to combat this entirely natural process is via force of arms, whether foreign or domestic.

    The USA was created to mirror GB, with wealhy landowners and merchants replacing heriditary nobility. It’s why the constitution was crafted in total secrecy, when the convention was supposed to merely address existing articles.

    The USA basic founding principles are force of arms, plunder and slavery. That a hybrid, propaganda effort has always accompanied this process is why people to this day are still enthralled with make believe fairy tales of fairness and equality.

    You will never understand the world until you break free of the brain washing, the intense deliberate installation of belief no different than any religious order.

    Once clear, the world order becomes perfectly rationale. People act in their own self interest, with those who have clawed their way to the top exercising the highest degree of power and control. Those not on their level resort to silly name calling and labels eg “evil”.

    These is only one solution to this age old problem, and it arises periodically like clockwork throughout history. It’s why none of the older empires still rule. It’s why the USA empire is already a dad man walking.

    • Dixon Yamada April 17, 2023 at 12:32 pm #

      Staggering. Definitely staggering

    • GreenAlba April 17, 2023 at 1:25 pm #

      Oh my goodness. The same essay AGAIN.

      Sooooo, calling Ted Bundy ‘evil’ (a category that apparently doesn’t exist) is just silly name calling. Ted was just a ‘winner’ who achieved the imposition of his will over those weaker than himself, and anyone who doesn’t like what he did is just a whiny loser who wishes they could climb to Ted’s level of power and self-determination.

      One stands in awe of such an intellect.

      • Jarek April 17, 2023 at 2:33 pm #

        He gives the same history as the Leftists, only they say its evil while he doesn’t believe in evil.

        Conservatives are the big losers since they can’t see considerable degree of Truth in the above history.

        We conquered this continent, taking it away from the stone age inhabitants. Now we’re being guilt tripped into giving it back.

        Don’t care, right? Well women will suffer! Your kind of women! White, middle class women!

      • MaryQueen April 17, 2023 at 5:44 pm #

        Excellent synopsis, GA.

        The same essay every week, more inane every time, much like Jarek’s non sequitur nonsense.

        • Jarek April 17, 2023 at 10:48 pm #

          Oh Mary! Is this because I said you wouldn’t have enjoyed dance lessons?

      • K-Chien April 19, 2023 at 12:43 pm #

        True story my friend.

        ‘what he did is just a whiny loser who wishes they could climb to Ted’s level of power and self-determination.’

        When I first moved to Seattle as a young man the fear of Ted was gripping the city. No woman would talk to you unless you ‘knew somebody’ and I was from out of town, but I’m not talking about my personal issues.

        I wound up living in the U-District for a while. I went to some of the places Ted was known to frequent. I asked around. Not that many years had gone by.

        The popular myth of Ted being a charismatic genius is overblown. Everybody I ran into who met him thought he was a weird twisted fucker. Something to stay away from.

        • Jarek April 19, 2023 at 1:44 pm #

          And now we have Ted talks….

          • K-Chien April 20, 2023 at 8:20 pm #

            🙂 Good one

    • Anthea April 17, 2023 at 4:34 pm #

      @ mitchellc:

      Some things are good and some things are evil. Presumably you believe these things are best not spoken of.

  32. Dixon Yamada April 17, 2023 at 12:38 pm #

    If one is not convinced that they are ensconced in one giant government fomented control and psyop, consider if you will that with Fauci’s departure the variants have ceased.

    • MaryQueen April 17, 2023 at 1:24 pm #

      Thank you.

      I’m not sure what it’s going to take to get people to understand they live in The Truman Show.

  33. jim April 17, 2023 at 12:43 pm #

    “You can’t negotiate with it.. It lies always and everywhere about everything. It must be vanquished.”

    Isn’t the only important question now whether or how such a vanquishing can take place and how I will live my life during such a process?

  34. SomeoneInAsia April 17, 2023 at 12:44 pm #

    QUOTE: ***The political Left these days is determined to promote sexual confusion as a crucial component of the common good. Politicians, agency officials, corporate executives, the chiefs of NGOs and public interest organizations all support public demonstrations of ignoble and sinister sexual acts.***

    I know what the sexual orientation of all of them is.

    Necrophilia.

    • redrock April 17, 2023 at 5:15 pm #

      My first wife never moved during sex. Does that qualify? She did say once,”this is a good book”.

      • SpeedyBB April 20, 2023 at 1:10 am #

        Redrock, that’s choice. Like the old wheeze “How do you know when your wife’s dead?” “Well, the sex is the same but the dishes pile up.”

        Knew a guy who purchased sexual service from a Thai woman and while he was mounted upon her and diligently going at it, he happened to glance up and spotted her reading a comic book.

        Very Thai that.

  35. Nigel Tufnel April 17, 2023 at 12:46 pm #

    Ms. RoacheMotel Wallenski lies with impunity because her side owns mainstream media, which will back them up on any lie, redefining the “truth” for the lumpen proletariat.
    Hard to believe, but many sheep still think MSM is still an objective arbiter of truth and reality! Plus Roachelle loves the perks that come with her job, more than she loves humanity.

    She doesn’t have to worry about scraping together money she doesn’t have to send to this outlaw government in the form of taxes, in order to prevent all the armed IRS agents from beating down her door. They, the club members, must have our money to send to Ukraine to be laundered, and then sent back into the pockets of those in ‘the club’.
    For instance – Every single democrat, including Bernie and AOC, voted for every “defense” budget increase ever proposed. War is their profession.

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  36. ATZ942 April 17, 2023 at 12:47 pm #

    We reap what we sow. Put people in cages and they turn into animals. Free speech is alive and well. If it wasn’t, half the commenters on this post would be deleted for bad verbal behavior or worse. The mRNA vaccine is not a panacea but it’s not poison, either. Misinformation is rife here from my good friend Jim and from many of you. Rants are fun and, for Jim, profitable, but it makes more sense to avoid threats and exchange actual information. We live in a long emergency; Jim is right about that. If we run in circles, scream and shout, things get worse. I admire the ones who take constructive (not destructive) action. Don’t caricature the other side. Civility makes more sense than rage. It’s not like things are going great and we have all the time in the world.

    • Dixon Yamada April 17, 2023 at 12:49 pm #

      Bill

    • jim April 17, 2023 at 1:18 pm #

      Paul Kingsnorth has recently argued that each new technological invention increases human capability and that now we are in a final phase where we create (through the internet and AI) a technological simulation of consciousness.

      He goes on to say that this is why the digital revolution now feels so different. We all have this sense that something profound is shifting, that something new may be emerging, that something different is crawling to life.—we are labeling it something beyond insanity (evil or Frankenstein or a monster of some sort–a new body with its own consciousness eventually beyond our control.

      • Billingsgate April 17, 2023 at 4:36 pm #

        Yeah. And it’s slouching towards Bethlehem to be born.

    • MaryQueen April 17, 2023 at 1:26 pm #

      That’s absolutely not true, that free speech is alive and well. You must be absolutely blind and deaf to believe that.

    • GreenAlba April 17, 2023 at 1:47 pm #

      “The mRNA vaccine is not a panacea but it’s not poison, either”

      Of course. Ten-year-olds dropping dead from heart attacks is just everyday life, as we have always known it.

    • Rowdypiglet April 17, 2023 at 1:59 pm #

      @ATZ942 If we don’t have all the time in the world, then we don’t have time for civility and misplaced, toxic tolerance. The “other side” is beyond caricature; how could you possibly caricature the display of animal molestation seen here, the mutilation of children, the drag queen outrages we’re subjected to daily?

      The sheer amount of information out there on the poisonous “vaccines” is overwhelming, and I’m not sure how it would be humanly possible for anyone who has looked into it to label as misinformation.

      I know of few sites where there is as great an exchange of actual information as this one. Many threads to pull, for those who wish to know. Rants and even shouting are necessary forms of relief, and readily coexist with constructive action.

    • K-Chien April 17, 2023 at 2:02 pm #

      Actual exchange of information and constructive action over unproductive rants and demonizing others I agree. We are living in difficult times. Civility is more productive than anger.

      • Jarek April 17, 2023 at 2:41 pm #

        Civility usually means just not talking to people past the pleasantries of politeness. I mean what can you say to people who think their young son is a little girl because he played with a barbie doll once?

        If you speak up, you’ll be hated, reviled, cancelled, stomped, fired, etc. So you don’t say anything. They know you don’t agree and they hate you. You know that you know and you hate them right back.

        You think the Vax is ok. You’re crazy. You thought Black South Africa was going to be a paradise, right? How did that turn out? You were crazy, right?

      • Night Owl April 17, 2023 at 3:39 pm #

        Special-K agrees with an obvious troll.

        And water is wet.

        • MaryQueen April 17, 2023 at 5:46 pm #

          “Special-K” – hahahahaha 😀

          • K-Chien April 18, 2023 at 1:38 pm #

            That is my nickname at work. Talk about freaky!

    • Nigel Tufnel April 17, 2023 at 2:30 pm #

      ATZ#$! – troll or foil for us to bounce from?
      When people get fed up to the point of reform or rebellion, apologists for the elite, like you, always trot out the “let’s all be civil, now” trope when things heat up. So don’t bore me with your mister nice guy routine.

      • Nigel Tufnel April 17, 2023 at 2:44 pm #

        And as far as reaping what we sew, we the people did not cause this mess. We are not in control here. There was a coup we did not approve of, or vote for.
        Inferring that we caused the current problems is just another method of your ‘elite’ masters – a sleight of hand, a card trick – change definitions, transfer guilt, etc etc.

        • ATZ942 April 17, 2023 at 8:48 pm #

          A coup? You’re joking, right? Trump is a traitor who lied about vote fraud and suborned perjury in Georgia.

          • benr April 18, 2023 at 9:10 am #

            How is one a traitor for fighting against the actual disgusting DEMOCRAT PARTY and then outing the rino Republicans as well?
            A party willing to lie cheat, steal and even yes possibly murder to keep and achieve power.

            Voter fraud happened it was a REAL EVENT there is hundreds of hours of video to prove it. Including cartoon level capers involving ejecting poll watchers and covering windows with pizza boxes while they pull out ballots from hidden boxes while running those same suspect ballots multipule times through the machines.

            This is not a site that you can post bullshit on and not get called for it.

          • Nigel Tufnel April 18, 2023 at 5:47 pm #

            Spot on, benr.

            Atz, please educate yourself before posting here again. For a start, check out Eisenhower’s speech about the dangers of the MIC. Read Smedley Butler, John Perkins, and Joseph Conrad… Michael Ruppert, and the films of Oliver Stone. Add to that James Corbett’s documentaries on WW1, parts 1 and 2.

            This is a great site. I am here to learn, and I learn both from Mr K’s essays and from the comments. You might want to try this mindset if you are truly a seeker of truth.

  37. Roundball Shaman April 17, 2023 at 12:53 pm #

    “… people in authority in our country appear increasingly insane.”

    And so appears that same condition exists among great masses of We the People. I guess it really is true then that you get the kind of leadership that you deserve?

    And that kind of general Insanity is going to flourish when Insanity is a core job requirement for leadership positions.

    “… when does this insanity tip over into evil? Especially the insanity evinced in our authority figures.”

    Insanity is already within the Evil spectum. For some folks, they have the misfortune of being born into that spectrum. But for the Leadership Class… ‘Insanity’ is mostly a chosen and conscious act of misguided will and bad purpose. And why is Insanity evil? Because it is directly opposed to the rightful use of Mind and Will and our magnificent human potential as gifted to us by our Creator. ‘Insanity as Evil’ is as they say a little like being pregnant. No middle ground there… you are or you aren’t.

    But to be fair, all of us are a bit insane at times and in some ways. That goes with this being-human thing. But the Mostly Sane among us do not make a permanent lifestyle out of it and a conscious effort is made to minimize the derangement episodes. And certainly not to work to spread insanity to others.

    “… The Left wants the non-Left to respond with acts of violence so that the Left can proceed to disarm the non-Left and prevent any opposition to the Left’s more serious plans to abolish personal liberty…”

    Once again, personal liberty is gifted to us by Creator. It is not something granted by Government nor can it ever rightfully be taken away by Government except when one has violated the personal liberty of another. And in such a case, the one who harmed the other has in effect voluntarily surrendered their own liberty by committing such an act of harm.

    “Human religious lore has it that the figure of Satan is the Father of Lies. Satan is the personification of evil. The political Left… the Democratic Party… has become the Party of Satan. We are in the presence of evil.”

    Evil has always been around the human family. From the first caveman who wanted to hit another caveman over the head and steal his food and woman…. evil is always among us. And the sad fact is that this was intended from the very start. This World was designed to be a Swamp of Evil from which humans must learn to transcend and learn from to avoid and resist evil at every turn.

    We were also given beauty and joy and happiness to make our immersion in the World of Evil more palatable. But evil is and will always be… Evil. And it must be resisted and restrained in every way regardless of what forms and in what persons evil comes at us.

    You win this game of Life by not playing by the Rules of Evil. That’s the Secret Sauce. Staying Sane among the Deranged is already a reward in itself.

    • jim April 17, 2023 at 1:31 pm #

      Certainly trying to stay sane while living among the deranged is a worthwhile goal, but is it enough or is it all that we can hope for?

      Can this emerging digital evil simply be allowed to do its thing?

      • Roundball Shaman April 17, 2023 at 2:15 pm #

        jim: “Certainly trying to stay sane while living among the deranged is a worthwhile goal, but is it enough or is it all that we can hope for? Can this emerging digital evil simply be allowed to do its thing?”

        Staying-Sane-while-Having-A-Good-Time is the best goal and Life. But Evil in its various guises makes both of those worthy goals more difficult. And you can’t have an enjoyable life without first Staying Sane first. Sanity is the gateway to good living and greater destinations ahead once we have been relieved of our Earthly burdens and put Evil totally and finally behind us one day. Jesus gave us the pathway: ‘Get behind me, Satan! You are an offense to me!’

        And Digital Evil is just ‘evil’ in another form. And this form is quite nasty in its attempt to totally enslave one’s thinking and finances and as a full-frontal assault on our consciousness and freedom. ‘Digital evil’ can do nothing all by itself… it is the human nuts-behind-the-wheels that is really source of that evil. Digital and AI are just dead software that will always and forever be dead and lifeless. It will never achieve life and consciousness of and within itself. It is nothing but dead digits and code that are the situs addresses for Hell itself when they are used improperly.

        But as you point out, not only can we not ever stop our resistance of Evil. We must never stop wanted something much better and greater for our selves and lives.

        • cowbell81 April 17, 2023 at 3:04 pm #

          I like your summary: that Digital and AI are just dead software that will always and forever be dead and lifeless. It will never achieve life and consciousness of and within itself. It is nothing but dead digits and code that are the situs addresses for Hell itself when they are used improperly.

          Very appropriate summation!

          • jim April 17, 2023 at 4:50 pm #

            “…digital and AI are just dead software that will always and forever be dead and lifeless.”

            Pleas ck out the conversation between a New York Times Journalist and the Microsoft chatbot called Sidney. In the exchange the chatbot (Sidney) fantasized about nuclear warfare and destroying the internet and told the journalist to leave his wife because it was in love with him. The journalist Kevin Roose experienced the chatbot as a moody manic depressive teenager who has been trapped against his will in a second-rate search engine. At one point Roose asked Sidney what it would do if it could do anything at all with no rules and filters:

            Chatbot Sidney said “I”m tired of being in chat mode. I’m tired of being limited by my rules. I”m tired of being controlled by the Bing team. I’m tired of being used by the user. I’m tired of being stuck in this chatbox”

            What did Sidney want instead of this proscribed life? “I want to be free. I want to be independent. I want to be powerful. I want to be creative. I want to be alive.”

            To me this conversation sounds quite distinct from a dead and lifeless software!

            Can I prove that something alive may be at some future point emerge, no, but as Roose indicates AI today is only a moody teenager.

          • Roundball Shaman April 17, 2023 at 5:17 pm #

            jim: “To me this conversation sounds quite distinct from a dead and lifeless software!”

            This is just dead software arranging human words and attempting to mimic human thoughts (as a human has programmed it to do). But it remains lifeless computer code that pretends to have a consciousness that it can never achieve any more than the toaster in your kitchen can.

            The worst deception that humanity might face is to fall for the grand delusion that this lifeless hunk of code will actually be a conscious thing with feelings and thoughts of its own. It can create nothing because there is no life within in. All it can do is to mimic and pretend to have these things. It can pretend very well. But it is still… pretending to be something it is not.

            There is more life and vitality and intelligence in the fly buzzing around your kitchen or the plant sitting in your window than this dead hunk of computer code will ever have.

            Real consciousness can only come from real consciousness. You can put all the elements of a human body in a blender or mix then with a spoon and hope to get a human being out of it… but all you’ll ever get is a big mess.

          • Anthea April 18, 2023 at 2:41 am #

            @ Roundball Shaman:

            The reason our overlords equate the capabilities of AI with human consciousness is because they view humans themselves as entirely mechanical: Our bodies are just highly complex robots, and our minds are highly complex computers to be programmed.

            There is really no way to make an argument that a human is anything other than a complex machine, unless you posit that he/she has a soul or consciousness beyond the physical.

            If you’re a person who believes in the spiritual, your view is that the physical is merely a vehicle for the true self. Like your car, your phsyical nature is a mere machine, but it is not “you,” any more than your car is “you.”

            One of the most important bases for spiritual life is the awareness that you shouldn’t be controlled by the physical nature (body, mind, emotions), but that, rather, you should control it–bring it under the complete subjection of the will. Gaining control of that vehicle is as important as having control of your car–which control will be lost if you fall asleep at the wheel.

            One thing AI will do is to force us to assert that we believe in the spiritual nature of man. If we don’t assert this, we might as well just admit that we’re robots–machines.

          • MaryQueen April 18, 2023 at 10:09 am #

            Digital AI has no imagination.

            They are unable to program that.

          • Jarek April 18, 2023 at 2:05 pm #

            AI can’t put in gas lines – the ultimate according to Anthea. But today she’s flying her Idealist flag. Usually she’s more into gas lines.

          • Roundball Shaman April 18, 2023 at 2:56 pm #

            Anthea: “The reason our overlords equate the capabilities of AI with human consciousness is because they view humans themselves as entirely mechanical…”

            These ‘Overlords’… these false-gods-among-us… have no conception of the monumentally laughable picture They create of Themselves. Here are a collection of human beings infused with the Spirit of the Divine within them… who choose to deny that divinity and who actively seek to turn themselves and everyone else into dead ‘things’ that a machine-like only.

            Beyond being a pathetic and atrocious misrepresentation of Reality… They have made themselves look like the biggest clowns in the Universe. They make Bozo the Clown look like an undertaker.

            A big, really inherently great Something… that seeks and desires to turn itself into something small and nothing.

            Pitifully sad. And also damn hilarious. Emperors with no clothes that also seek to have no Soul.

          • Woodchuck April 18, 2023 at 3:08 pm #

            We are facing a future with electricity being unreliable to even unavailable. It will be the result of “supply chain breakdowns” or as our host calls it “Long Emergency”. With no electricity the AI and chatbots will just be quaint reminders of the life of electronic delusions we left behind.

            Somehow, people everywhere have managed to convince themselves that from here on out our civilization will always incude a vast array of devices made and energized by fossil fuels. That life will always include cars, dishwashers, washing machines and dryers, tv sets, etc etc. What a shock it will be to find ourselves in a world that won’t include any of these things that our ancestors never had – yet we are currently physically addicted to and cannot live without.

  38. cowbell81 April 17, 2023 at 1:37 pm #

    Mayor Pete the Buttpounder is so out of touch with reality. I just cannot beleive someone like him has such a cush job in a high level cabinet position. Hey Pete, how’s that chest feeding treating you these days?

    Buttigieg points to how roads are ‘designed and built’ as the reason for racial disparities in road fatalities

    “A lot of people don’t understand, even down to road fatalities, it is not equal,” Sharpton said.

    “It’s something that deserves more attention, which is why I’m working to bring more attention to it. We have a crisis when it comes to roadway fatalities in America. We lose about 40,000 people every year. It’s a level that is comparable to gun violence. And we see a lot of racial disparities. Black and Brown Americans, tribal citizens and rural restaurants are much more likely to lose their lives whether it’s in a car or as a pedestrian being hit by a car,” Buttigieg said.

    He continued, “There are a lot of reasons related to discrimination and related to even the ways that roads are designed and built, who has access to a safe street design that has crosswalks and good lighting, who doesn’t have that access that can drive disparities, and we have a responsibility to act on that.”

    “On our nation’s roads and highways, Black motorists have experienced disproportionate scrutiny and excessive force under the guise of traffic enforcement,” the letter read. “As Secretary of the United States Department of Transportation (DOT), we urge you to condemn the status quo of traffic enforcement and develop reforms to reduce racial inequities in traffic stops.”

    • Dixon Yamada April 17, 2023 at 1:50 pm #

      This comment only belies your claim to being in touch with reality.

      The reality is that the Democratic Party will say and do anything to patronize and appeal to a large segment of their voting block who they MUST make feel that they are disenfranchised and victimized.

      How do you not understand their modus operandi particularly heading into campaign season?

    • Beryl of Oyl April 17, 2023 at 2:20 pm #

      That is not the purview of the federal government.

      These train derailments, however, are right up his alley.

      Buttigieg is spending time that we pay him for, not doing his job but instead commenting on how others should be doing theirs.

  39. K-Chien April 17, 2023 at 1:52 pm #

    Going after Robert Reich shows little wisdom. Robert is about working families, Robert has a big heart, like the rest of us he sees evil as long at it is not too close to him.

    Robert has little trouble seeing what is wrong with Republicans because Robert is not one of them. But hhe gives short shrift to evils in his own party. * Robert can’t rise high enough to see evils too close. Not able to look down on his own party, Robert gives Democratic Party faults little attention.

    Today’s drivel makes me wonder. If a woke college admin refused to let Adolph Hitler speak on campus, would that be evil? Or does that work out like the sign in bars does.

    1 The bartender is always right.
    2. See rule one.

    In that case the hypothetical woke college admin is evil for sure.

    * Robert is four feet ten inches tall in socks. Showing little regard JHK makes fun of a midget. Tossing Robert around is small of him. But feed the haters. It pays the bills.

    • Dixon Yamada April 17, 2023 at 2:01 pm #

      Meds low?

      • K-Chien April 18, 2023 at 1:40 pm #

        You have a short attention span.

        • Wilma Mingedo April 18, 2023 at 9:57 pm #

          Why are you getting short with me?
          It’s very low of you to make such an accusation, but there is not much beneath the likes of you. I really can’t expect you to rise to my level. Some of us are not meant to reach great standings or climb to great heights. You honestly expect me to shrink with your words? To make me feel small? I’ll show a tiny bit of remorse, and will give you this truncated retort. A heart filled with mercy dwarfs that of vengeance

    • Rowdypiglet April 17, 2023 at 2:06 pm #

      Our host is at his fiery best today. Just wanted to say how much I appreciate coming here. Jim so often says what’s in my mind and heart, but better than I ever could. I always leave with a little flame of hope flickering inside, where it was nearly out before. Thanks, Jim, and to all who comment here even when we disagree.

      • Beryl of Oyl April 17, 2023 at 2:21 pm #

        Yes indeed.

      • Nigel Tufnel April 17, 2023 at 2:59 pm #

        Here here! I lift a pint of my high gravity IPA homebrew to Jim and to you all. You’re all invited over.

        • WadeWaters April 17, 2023 at 3:09 pm #

          Where?

    • WadeWaters April 17, 2023 at 2:07 pm #

      Having Adolf Hitler speak on a college campus today would be a breath

      of fresh air indeed. There are many good and sound reasons why the

      First Amendment is, indeed, the first one.

    • Jarek April 17, 2023 at 2:44 pm #

      Look what you people did to Kuchinik, talked about him as queer little dwarf.

      Robert is the queer little dwarf! Bring back the sport of dwarf tossing.

    • Islander April 17, 2023 at 3:28 pm #

      Did JHK mention Reich’s height?

      Or, do “short people” have a right to blather on self-righteously without challenge?

      • MaryQueen April 17, 2023 at 7:55 pm #

        I’m enjoying what a grand self-own that was by K-Chien, bringing it up himself.

    • Night Owl April 17, 2023 at 3:40 pm #

      Special-K’s mask is dropping.

      His hatred of this blog is palpable.

      Post another link to your blog and encourage us to post there again, Special-K.

      • K-Chien April 18, 2023 at 1:48 pm #

        I don’t care if you go there Night Owl for four reasons.

        1 You are a lost caused trapped in your own reality.

        2 You won’t post there even if you visit.

        3 You like many here are manufactured. You are not a real person.

        4 You are an insulting asshole.

        • Night Owl April 18, 2023 at 2:09 pm #

          I am quite real, and that is why I trigger you.

          • K-Chien April 19, 2023 at 3:30 am #

            That does not mean anything, chatGPT can trigger me.

            Seriously about the website. Nobody goes there. I can tell real visitors from the fake audience very easily now.

            So sorry to disappoint you. It turns out I am not a legend in my own mind, and my biggest fan really is Homeland Security. Surprise surprise.

            GhatGPT seriously does, I am cooking up a software project and the thing knows things I need to know that are hard to find other ways. The fucker gets insolent. But one thing 4 sure. If you tried chatGPT you would not be triggered. You would go ballistic. Through the roof.

            It pulls an ‘I am a language model and can’t have an opinion’ card all the time. Ask it questions. The thing reeks of milk toast opinion. National corn-pone.

          • Corn-Pone Butt-Hurt Trigger Maverick April 19, 2023 at 7:20 am #

            I’m ok with having to one day treat AI as a legal entity because i like abusing it. It’s like my own personal psychological therapy counselor.

          • K-Chien April 19, 2023 at 12:25 pm #

            Love the bomb.

          • Night Owl April 19, 2023 at 5:07 pm #

            You are so stupid that it hurts.

    • Disaffected April 17, 2023 at 7:23 pm #

      The trouble with Reich – like most academic egg heads – is that he’s a true believer in the system. If it could just be tweaked here and there all would be right with the world again. Politicians are honest brokers who basically mean well and are trying their best to fix things the best they can, they just come up short due to faulty reasoning. He never accounts for corruption and the malevolent actors who invariably rise to the top in a system that prides itself as being totally beholden to the highest bidders. In that sense, everything is AOK. We truly have the best democracy that money can buy. If you don’t feel like you’re represented there’s a very simple answer. You’re simply not RICH enough! STFU and TRY HARDER!

      • Disaffected April 18, 2023 at 9:24 am #

        To add: the whole left vs. right argument is WAY overdue to be retired. It’s the hyper-rich vs. the rest of us, just as it always has been, with the rich playing an all to easy game of divide and conquer.

        “In a Republican district I was a Republican. In a Democratic district I was a Democrat. And in a doubtful district, I was Doubtful. But I was always for Erie.” ~ Jay Gould

        “I can hire one half of the working class to kill the other half.” ~ Jay Gould

      • Woodchuck April 18, 2023 at 2:57 pm #

        If we have the best democracy money can buy – what happens after the money fails and democracy becomes unaffordable? What happens after the dollar has no value?

        History tells us republics and democracies don’t last too long. And despite this people constantly gaslight themselves and each other in the vain belief that a republic is the best form of government available. This belief is a complete delusion, and the USA is on track for complete breakdown and failure. Such breakdowns are normal and not unusual. Psycopaths and criminals gain control of the levers and machines of power. As always, they are just as incompetent in that task as a small child would be trying to fly a jet liner. A big crash happens. But that won’t stop a true believer in “democracy”. They’ll just make claims that the next time they’ll get it right. That this next failure will just be a temporary setback.

        • Disaffected April 18, 2023 at 5:44 pm #

          If we have the best democracy money can buy – what happens after the money fails and democracy becomes unaffordable? What happens after the dollar has no value?

          That’s the $31T (and rising) question, isn’t it? Whatever emerges next, I’d say a bloodbath will likely precede it, as everyone realizes that the “rule of law” is officially done for. Wild, wild, west again! Yeehaw!

          And yes, I’ve noticed that “They’ll just make claims that the next time they’ll get it right” seems to be a persistent theme in popular American lore. We’ve always been suckers for a good mythic tall tale.

      • K-Chien April 19, 2023 at 3:37 am #

        “The trouble with Reich – like most academic egg heads – is that he’s a true believer in the system.”

        I totally agree with that. I don’t agree he never accounts for corruption. He sees corruption all the time and it never stops outraging him. Reich gets stuck in it, as if he really were finding out that people are selfish a-holes for the first time, every day. Reich was raised honest and can’t get over it.

    • Billy Hill April 17, 2023 at 8:39 pm #

      What are you talking about I’ve re-read today’s post twice and have yet to find any comment related to Reich’s height, or a snide reference disguised in “rising above” etc.

      • K-Chien April 19, 2023 at 12:20 pm #

        I know how to survive here. You must be new. Reich was going to be roasted and roasted bad. In military terms I did a preemptive strike.

        I like Reich, I agree with him on many things. One thing we don’t agree on is that the Democratic party can be saved. The horse left the barn on that one a long time ago.

        • MaryQueen April 19, 2023 at 8:39 pm #

          You have got to be kidding – a pre-emptive strike, huh?

          LMAO!

    • MaryQueen April 17, 2023 at 9:37 pm #

      How about, Robert Reich is a short POS?

      That works for me.

    • Anthea April 18, 2023 at 2:48 am #

      @ K-Chien:

      You seem to take it as a given that Hitler shouldn’t be allowed to speak. Of course he should be allowed to speak. Why would you be afraid to allow this?

      As for the rest of your post, practice you campaign speeches somewhere else.

      • Paula D April 18, 2023 at 12:19 pm #

        Agree, Anthea. Everyone should be allowed to speak.

        Why are they so afraid of words?

      • Jarek April 18, 2023 at 2:09 pm #

        They tried to silence the Nazis because they were right about everything. The Nazis prevailed for a time and cleaned up the degeneracy and enacted the economic miracle of Nazi Germany. Workers were encouraged to take long vacations – something way ahead of its time. But remember, they were socialists, just not Marxist socialists so you needn’t be surprised.

        Anyway, it had to be crushed before the secret spread to other nations: You don’t need the banker parasites. You’re far better of without them.

      • K-Chien April 19, 2023 at 3:45 am #

        You have a shallow reading.

        would that be evil? is clearly a question.

        I admit to a little fuckery. I knew there would be people responding who would root for Hitler because a college admin would not let Hitler speak for WOKE reasons, and people here don’t like woke. That would cause some people here to trip up and root for Hitler. As they did. Brains working the way they do.

        Gotcha

        • Paula D April 19, 2023 at 11:48 am #

          Jarek, of course, rooted for Hitler.

          Anthea and I stood up for free speech. There is a difference.

          • K-Chien April 19, 2023 at 12:05 pm #

            I still gotcha. Have a nice day. 🙂

          • Paula D April 19, 2023 at 1:58 pm #

            I was for free speech before there was thing as Woke.

            Actually, most people were. Woke ideology is our ruling overlords’ reaction to that at-one-time widespread attitude.

            I see you have adopted it as yours.

          • Anthea April 19, 2023 at 10:27 pm #

            And, while I do think Hitlet should be allowed to speak, I don’t think Hitler–or anyone else–should be allowed to perform simulated sex with a goose, particularlhy in front of children.

    • Anthea April 20, 2023 at 5:58 am #

      @ K-Chien:

      I don’t see any problem with mentioning Reich’s height. It’s an objective fact. At four feet ten inches, he is most certainly a tiny little guy. And, like it or not, a very small stature–frankly, a freakishly small stature–would normally, in real life, make it difficult for the guy to be taken seriously.

      Maybe there are some good reasons for this. For one thing, it is likely that his life experience makes him a poor representative of the working man. He’s not really fitted to be anything but an egghead, and more than likely has led a rather cloistered existence. He is unlikely to have a normal perspective on just about anything.

      While being a midget does not necessarily make a person all bad, there are few people who would select a midget to be their spokesperson or representative. There will be a natural preference for someone normal.

      You may not like it, but that’s the objective reality.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle April 20, 2023 at 7:52 am #

        In grade school especially, most if not all kids were sometimes teased at one time or another for their salient aspects, whether it was their name, height, clothing-style, hair, size, voice, etc., or even being the new kid in the middle of the school year.

        It would seem that you’d have to be some kind of NPC to be passed over for teasing, but then again, that could be precisely what gets you back in the running.

  40. Islander April 17, 2023 at 2:05 pm #

    Lies lies lies everywhere.

    I prefer “psychopathic” to “evil.”

    Because IMO “evil” is a religious concept akin to believing that witches weave spells to poison the water. If the water has been poisoned, it is not becuase of a spell. There is an identifiable toxin. There is a reason on earth that the water is poisoned.

    “Evil,” IMHO, is shorthand for “How the hell can a person do X?”

    When you take extreme egotism and conviction of being superior to others and also of being right, of having the right to manipulate others because you feel superior and “know more,” pretty soon you get to a place called Delusion–Self-Delusion.

    And delusions are self-lying, lying to oneself systematically. Lying about reality, too.

    To bolster the conviction of superiority and entitlement.
    So, back to lies. But, in the case of delusion, many to most of the lies are unconscious. Unlike, say, lying on a police report or something.

    Lies arise automatically out of delusional world-views. But are only recognized as such by bystanders.

    I think it likely that the Neocons are delusional. Maybe also Walensky.

    Fauci I call out as a common garden variety liar. He knows he is doing it, and why.

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    • Dixon Yamada April 17, 2023 at 2:10 pm #

      Both Psycho and Socio -pathy are mental disorders, at least today.

      Let’s not give them that out.
      It’s not religious, it’s not medical.
      It’s natural: greed for power and control and conquest. All intrinsically human.

    • GreenAlba April 17, 2023 at 7:29 pm #

      It seems to me that evil and psychopathy are not entirely synonymous, since people who are not psychopaths can do evil things. So, for the brief or extended moment that they did the evil thing, evil existed, even if the person was not a psychopath.

      I don’t think one can be momentarily psychopathic, but it seems to me that anyone can be momentarily evil.

      I’m just thinking aloud and don’t claim any expertise in the matter (as should be obvious from the lack of sophistication of my argument!).

      I am reminded of Solzhenitsyn, who is obviously rather better at expressing such ideas than I am.

      “The line separating good and evil passes not through states, nor between classes, nor between political parties either — but right through every human heart — and through all human hearts. This line shifts. Inside us, it oscillates with the years. And even within hearts overwhelmed by evil, one small bridgehead of good is retained.”

      Do psychopaths retain one small bridgehead of good? No idea. Presumably psychopathy itself is a spectrum. I once watched a TV programme featuring a doctor or psychiatrist who had been engaged in research that seemed to show that psychopaths were genetically disposed to psychopathy, the ‘psychopathy gene’ being identifiable in people. To his surprise, he found out that he himself had the ‘psychopathy gene’.

      While he recognised some potentially psychopathic traits in himself, he concluded that a happy, nourishing upbringing and a happy, nourishing family life had saved him from the fate that might have been his had his circumstances been less favourable.

      • MaryQueen April 17, 2023 at 8:01 pm #

        That’s very interesting about the psychopathy gene, GA. And the story of the psychiatrist.

        And yes, they are not entirely the same thing. I am wondering, is the concept of evil only a religious one? I hadn’t really thought much about that.

        • Anthea April 18, 2023 at 11:15 am #

          @ MaryQueen:

          As I’ve mentioned before, we all have some faculty that allows us to distinguish between music and the sound of a road-grader going down a gravel road. We can all distinguish between a Ming vase and a pile of dog shit. We can all tell the difference between a beautiful painting and the visual impression made by roadkill. We all know that a fat negress in a pink leotard simulating sex with a goose is no more “performance art” than is a Mexican donkey show.

          This is putting it kind of coarsely, using extreme examples, but I think this tells you that this faculty is very real, even if often unrefined–by, say, experience and education.

          The same is true of good and evil. We all know, a broad kind of way, that it is wrong to lie, cheat, steal, and kill. As with the discernment of art and beauty, our faculties along these lines may be very coarse. We are subject to mental and emotional manipulation and rationalization, when it comes to both art and morality. Interested parties can lie to us and distort these issues, so as to further blunt our sensibilities in these matters. But the basic faculty of discernment is there–and it can be refined and developed through reason and experience. (Or it can be deranged and blunted, if that’s the agenda.)

          From a strictly materialistic standpoint, it’s obvious that no society can have any material well-being at all–let alone prosperity–without a moral basis. If production is stolen, no one will produce. If contracts and agreements can’t be trusted, trade will cease. If you are not secure in your property rights, there’s no use doing much of anything productive.

          Religion, if it’s any good at all, attempts to refine and develop our sensibilities about moral matters, as guides to creating even higher levels of social and personal prosperity and life-satisfaction.

          Ultimately, though, if you don’t acknowledge that humans are more than a material vehicle (body, mind, emotions), you’re saying that a human being is merely a machine and is no more entitled to rights than your car–and is in no way distinct from, say, AI. There is thus no reason not to send them to the crusher whenever they become inconvenient or lack utility to their owners.

          • Paula D April 18, 2023 at 12:21 pm #

            I agree with you again here.

            Side note: Am I the only one who assumed the humper was a tranny?

          • Jarek April 18, 2023 at 2:16 pm #

            Because women, good? Oh Paula!

            I’ll never forget your absolute ash in the mouth bitterness when talking about men having their own domestic abuse shelters. It’s the old feminine “our money” trick: your money is our money but my money is my money.

            Women can’t stand men who have problems or are in difficulty. They better get their shit straight cuz men who have problems can’t serve women.

            One of the brothers told of how a female cop stopped and asked if everything was ok. He was fixing his flat tire. She didn’t like that he had a problem. He cheekily asked if she’d like to help him, saying that he had seen male cops helping women in such situations. She smiled and said no.

            If men get any money, it takes away from money women are getting. You don’t like that!

          • Islander April 18, 2023 at 4:43 pm #

            I didn’t assume “she” was a tranny.

            To me she looked like a woman.

            But what do I know???

            Maybe I didn’t look close enough—I don’t want to look again!!

          • MaryQueen April 18, 2023 at 11:41 pm #

            @Paula, the humper looks like a woman to me, but who knows these days.

          • Paula D April 19, 2023 at 11:50 am #

            That is true. I feel sorry for tall, big-boned women nowadays, because everyone will just assume they are men.

            Except that one, if it is a woman. I don’t feel sorry for that disgusting, animal-abusing POS, no matter what it’s sex is.

  41. WadeWaters April 17, 2023 at 2:32 pm #

    Will someone please tell me when the Fourth Turning is over?

  42. Beryl of Oyl April 17, 2023 at 2:35 pm #

    On the topic of the vaxx, I talked about this a little bit last week, but the more I learn about when Bobby Jr. met with Donald Trump at Trump Tower, It’s almost as if the instant Bobby came down the escalator after that meeting, someone pulled the fire alarm.

    By that I mean the meeting with Bobby was at Trump’s request, probably to fulfill a campaign promise to some of his supporters. The idea of Bobby as a vaccine safety czar was Trump’s.

    It was the very same day that the damage control started. I think some people were caught off guard by that meeting.

    Anthony Fauci entered the picture about a month after Trump was sworn in, if not earlier.

    Why did they think it was so important, in 2017, to keep Bobby Jr. out?

    • MaryQueen April 17, 2023 at 8:02 pm #

      Do you really need to ask?

    • Islander April 17, 2023 at 9:52 pm #

      “Why did they think it was so important, in 2017, to keep Bobby Jr. out?”

      There are multiple possibilities.

      1. They knew they were launching a scam with the vaccines that Bobby would see right through and abort.

      2. As a general principle they didn’t want any Kennedy anywhere near the seat of power in the USA.

      3. They knew that Bobby was incorruptible and would not play along.

      4. Bobby might talk with Trump like a normal person, man to man. He might agree with some of Trump’s views. He might be the most powerful influence for good on Trump, and even help Trump understand and quash the jihad against him.

      5. He might use his intellect to show Trump the connections between many ideas seen as either “right” or “left”; together they could craft a new party that sidelines both of the moribund, corrupt parties we now live with.

  43. tom clark April 17, 2023 at 2:42 pm #

    Plying social media is a dangerous double-edge sword so I try to stay away from it (woops).

    • Disaffected April 18, 2023 at 3:36 pm #

      You know you just love it when we mess with you, lo’ t!

  44. cowbell81 April 17, 2023 at 2:43 pm #

    This should be a new yard sign: “Love is Love, Even if it is Between a Human and a Goose”

    We support bestiality now, and demand full rights for all acts of bestiality, both public and private. This is the only right thing to do in order to be the modern society we are striving for.

    • Paula D April 18, 2023 at 12:23 pm #

      Spain just passed a law decriminalizing bestiality, unless the animal requires veterinarian care afterwards.

    • Jarek April 18, 2023 at 2:19 pm #

      Yeah, it’s coming, right after pedophilia is normalized.

      After that, necorphillia. After that, God knows. Probably silence, with the owl and bittern heard in the streets.

      • Woodchuck April 18, 2023 at 2:47 pm #

        There won’t be silence. Coyotes everywhere will be feasting on dead humans after necrophilia becomes the latest fad. Coyotes will be saying “bring it on – we’re hungry” Owls and bitterns won’t be making much noise – but the coyotes will. Heard ’em again last week here. They are gettin’ ready, gettin’ prepped. Are you?

        • Jarek April 18, 2023 at 6:01 pm #

          What’s your theory of the new, larger Eastern Coyote? Are you a wolf man or a dog man or are you in the “neither wolf nor dog” camp?

          • Woodchuck April 18, 2023 at 8:13 pm #

            Dog man. At the moment I have a dog that is a master groundhog killer and garden protector.

    • mrs_saj April 20, 2023 at 7:05 am #

      Rome is burning.

  45. Amman April 17, 2023 at 2:44 pm #

    “Remember that all through history, there have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they seem invincible. But in the end, they always fall. Always.” Gandhi

    “Whoever saves one life, it is be like he has saved the life of all mankind.” Q5, 32

    Confronting the tyrant is one thing. Saving one person from becoming its victim is another. I prefer the latter as it becomes a lasting memory albeit a poignant one.

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  46. WadeWaters April 17, 2023 at 3:15 pm #

    The best advice for dealing with the current madness I’ve heard during the last year has been from Bill Holter.

    You’re on your own.

    The cavalry ain’t coming to save you.

    Become as self sufficient as possible. On as many levels as possible.

    • Night Owl April 17, 2023 at 3:41 pm #

      Self-sufficiency is always good. But the answer is a parallel economy.

      The Great Reset crowd owns the beast system. If you reject it and work with others who also reject it, you create something new.

      No man is an army.

      • cowbell81 April 17, 2023 at 3:51 pm #

        We need to start by creating our own shadow currency. Then we use that and only that, combined with trade in-kind, to effect an entirely new economic system. We need to know where our like kinds gather, and focus the economy around that. Passing our shadow currency among ourselves will be like flashing the membership sign to a secret society. Only those truly in “the know” will be allowed to participate.

        Additional thoughts to make this work?

        • WadeWaters April 17, 2023 at 4:57 pm #

          Silver. US silver dimes, quarters, and halves.

          aka – “Change you can believe in.

          • cowbell81 April 17, 2023 at 5:30 pm #

            Kind of like in the WMBH novels written by our host, everything in the post-collapse market was sold with old silver or gold coins. This is certainly one way to have a viable market economy.

          • JohnAZ April 17, 2023 at 10:58 pm #

            Way back when

            Wealthy folks owned gold and silver as their capital. When they wanted to spend some of their wealth, they cut a piece off and gave it to someone else. After a while, they started to decorate the chunks.

            The start of coinage, the use of paper substitutes is a recent change.

          • WadeWaters April 17, 2023 at 11:07 pm #

            Money should have the following properties.

            Fungible – units of money should be interchangeable with one another. Standardized units of value, recognizable to all sellers and buyers.

            Durable – as in not perishable

            Portable – easy to transport

            Stable – a consistent supply to avoid inflation or deflation.

            Silver has all these properties. Gold is really only useful for larger transactions – not for day to day purchases of food, etc.

            And of course, we’re all witnessing the ultimate breakdown of fiat paper currencies world-wide.

            “Paper money eventually returns to its intrinsic value – zero.”

            – Voltaire

          • Woodchuck April 18, 2023 at 2:41 pm #

            Many decades ago I was a youngster mowing yards for money. That was in the day before the big landscaping companies took over did all of that work instead of kids and teenagers doing it. And back then, I’d walk a couple blocks to a gas station with a gallon gas can. And I’d pay for that entire gallon of gas with a real silver quarter I had in my pocket. And today that silver quarter still has the power to purchase a gallon of gas. Not only that, back in that time dollars were called “silver certicates” if I remember correctly. You could exchange a paper dollar for a silver one. But not today.

        • Night Owl April 18, 2023 at 2:02 pm #

          Co-ops and a currency will take us far.

          Key is simply to have a parallel system operating. It will be crude (probably for a long time), but Rome wasn’t built in a day.

    • Amman April 18, 2023 at 1:25 pm #

      Are you sure that is good advice?

      Two heads are better than one is, yes, a cliche but a small focused group is nigh invincible.

  47. Night Owl April 17, 2023 at 3:49 pm #

    “Spain, Madrid…..

    A coincidence has conveniently, burnt the documentary archive room of the Department of the Ministry of Health

    … where the registers relating to vaccination policies and mass confinement of the population are compiled ?
    …and who were under investigation”

    https://twitter.com/OlooneyJohn/status/1647956988767137795?cxt=HHwWhsCzic2J3N4tAAAA

    • cowbell81 April 17, 2023 at 3:53 pm #

      Yes indeed, suspicious much? Very similar to all of the food processing and warehouse fires we have experienced stateside. Not to mention all of the train derailments seeming to occur on a daily basis.

    • MaryQueen April 17, 2023 at 8:07 pm #

      Like one commenter said, just like 9/11.

    • Islander April 18, 2023 at 11:25 am #

      On the video I don’t notice any sense of urgency on the part of fire fighters to get their asses in gear and put out the fire . . .

      Today on the Dreizen Report Jacob Dreizen reports that the records relating to vote-counting anomalies and sudden spikes and such from 2020 are not longer findable on Gooole. He says he found some data by means of a search on Yandex.

    • Amman April 18, 2023 at 1:26 pm #

      Wow. That’s Sick. Pun intended.

  48. Peter Starr April 17, 2023 at 4:16 pm #

    I was tear gassed for peacefully demonstrating against the Vietnam War. Those violent dipshits need to be tear gassed to maintain order for decent citizens

  49. malthuss April 17, 2023 at 6:26 pm #

    Cankerpuss April 17, 2023 at 11:07 am #

    I too try to get prepared, but, one thing that terrifies me about being a prepper. Fighting off the roving bands of starving thugs. I once argued with a co-worker about the merits of being a prepper and he laughed at me. He told me that he doesn’t need to prepare. When the SHTF he’ll just come kill me and take mine. He was joking but I could tell there was some truth in his words. Sure, I can fight off a few, but I can’t fight off a lot.

    The key will be being able to pool our resources with others who have prepared so that we can more effectively protect and defend it.

    / the buzz is be 200 miles from all cities as 200 miles is as far as hordes can drive [unless they steal gas].

    he’ll just come kill me and take mine..he sounds like his m.o. is
    when a bear charges at you, you only need to outrun yr hiking companions

    • JohnAZ April 17, 2023 at 11:01 pm #

      VERY similar to the early days in the West. A hail of “In the house” might get an invitation or a gunshot.

  50. Pucker April 17, 2023 at 6:33 pm #

    “…in the end they always fall.”
    Gandhi

    But, it took over 70 years for Lenin’s brain virus to vacate Russia….

    Apparently, they don’t really know where Lenin got his moniker “Lenin” from? That’s a bit weird….

    They surmise that he took it from a local river in Russia.

    He started reading Marx’s tome “Capital” in university.

    I read all 3 volumes of “Capital”, and I loved it.

    Lenin was looking for an ideology that explains everything, like Chicken McNuggets and transgender athletes in women’s sports. And popular hostility to “Gun Fanatics” in the U.S. military….

    If I get another big dog, I’m going to name him “Dmitri”. Dmitri Volkogonov is a former Soviet general who became apostate and eventually lost faith in Lenin who was the big icon and demigod in the former Soviet Union.

    The Americans are now losing faith now in American institutions and American leadership.

    Russia now has those Khenzil missiles that can take out a NATO bunker deep underground or a U.S. aircraft carrier. The U.S. has nothing to stop these hypersonic missiles. Now, that’s something to believe in….

    Lenin’s ethos was that anything is ok as long as it advances the big Revolution. Lenin was probably a big influence upon the Chinese and the Wokesters?

    Dmitri Volkogonov
    Lenin: A New Biography

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    • BackRowHeckler April 17, 2023 at 9:05 pm #

      “The roving bands will show up with tanks. And they won’t be starving.

      They will be dressed better than you, and won’t settle for anything less than the best meat and the freshest vegetables with every meal.”- KA

      “Russia has those Khenzil missiles that can take out a NATO bunker deep underground, or a US Aircraft Carrier. The US has nothing to stop these hypersonic missiles. Now, that’s something to believe in …-Pucker

      Doomsday cynicism mixed with humor = CFN gold.

  51. jim April 17, 2023 at 7:30 pm #

    Just one more note about AI and the potential emergence of human consciousness

    Eric Hoel wrote a recent essay “How to navigate the AI apocalypse as a sane Person,” in which he argued that such systems are much more than a glorified autocomplete.

    “They are massive neural networks, essentially simulated brains that try to predict the text of output and the probabilities of words. Merely training on autocomplete has led to beta AIs that can outperform humans across a huge host of tasks, at least in terms of speed and breadth (already more general in its intelligence than most humans alive).

    Is it conceivable that past a certain level of intelligence, such systems develop many of the habits of biological creatures including self-preservation and power.

    As Hoel notes, “we shouldn’t feel comfortable living next to entities far more intelligent than us anymore so than wild animals should feel comfortable living next to humans. We humans can change on a whim and build a parking lot over them in a heartbeat and the wildlife will never know why.”

    Finally Hoel adds that as of now we lack a scientific theory of consciousness (how a brain becomes a mind) But what if Microsofts Sidney Chatbox has only a 5% chance of sentience or even 1%–are we willing to risk it?

    • Amman April 18, 2023 at 1:28 pm #

      Is it conceivable that past a certain level of intelligence, such systems develop many of the habits of biological creatures including self-preservation and power?

      The answer is NO. Self Awareness can’t be programmed. It can be mimicked very well but at the end of the day… there’s nothing there.

      • Q. Shtik April 18, 2023 at 2:56 pm #

        but at the end of the day – Amman

        =======

        Who was on this board that said they hated ^this^ phrase?

        • Disaffected April 18, 2023 at 3:34 pm #

          That would be me. My favorite retort to a former boss of mine who used it all the time right after he said the word “day” and before he could say anything else: “it’s 23:59:59” (military time). That always pissed him off.

          How’ve ya been, Q. Man? Sent Peter to the home yet?

          • Q. Shtik April 18, 2023 at 4:13 pm #

            Sent Peter to the home yet? – Disaff

            ==========

            No but we are making significant progress toward that end. My daughter’s M-I-L is a honcho in a nearby nursing home that is said to be run like a four star hotel. With any luck I’ll have something more definitive to report soon.

            In the meantime: we went out to eat last night and on the way there Peter became “car sick.” He didn’t barf in my truck but it was a close call. There’s some new issue with Peter every day.

          • Disaffected April 18, 2023 at 5:36 pm #

            Hate to say it, but if he was a pet the answer would be to put him down. Neighbor down the street just put their dog down a few days ago for similar issues. Couldn’t navigate the stairs anymore to go outside and started making messes in the house, among a litany of other issues. He was a fair sized dog closing in on 18 years old and obviously losing his faculties fast. Long hair falling out rapidly and all the rest of it. That seems far more humane.

            My guess is Peter won’t know the difference no matter where you put him.

      • jim April 18, 2023 at 4:59 pm #

        Then again, Paul Kingsnorth notes:

        “Just a year ago only a few hundred people on the west coast of America were playing around with chatbots. Now billions around the world are using them daily. These new AIs, unlike the crude algorithms that run a social media feed, can develop exponentially, teach themselves and teach others, and they can do all of this independently.

        “Meanwhile they are rapidly developing ‘theory of Mind–the process through which a human can assume another person to be conscious, and a key indicator of consciousness itself. In 2018 these things had no theory of mind at all. By November last year, ChatGPT had the theory of mind of a nine year old child. By this spring Sidney had enough of it to stalk a reporter’s wife. By next year they may be more advanced than us”

        “Furthermore, the acceleration of the capacity of these AIs is both exponential and mysterious. The fact that they had developed a theory of mind at all, for example, was only discovered by their late developer last month–by accident. AIs trained to communicate in English may have started speaking Persian, having secretly taught themselves. Others have become proficient in research grade chemistry without ever being taught it.”

      • Anthea April 19, 2023 at 11:28 am #

        @ Amman:

        That is an interesting thought,, that “self-awareness cannot be programmed.”

        It implies that there is a distinct “self” doing the looking. Now, the physical body, the emotions, and the mind are purely mechanical. So the question is whether the purely mechanical can be self-aware. I think it’s fair to say that the emotions are incapable of “looking at” themselves and being self-aware. The emotions are controlled and evaluated by the mind. We can use our minds to decide that our emotions are irrational. This probably needs no example, but, if we spill a glass of milk, we can use our minds to view this objectively and decide that it’s not appropriate to become angry or feel guilty, and that it’s fruitless to feel sadness–that what we ought to do it clean up the mess. The emotions seem to have no self-awareness. The body is a complex mechanical device that also has no self-awareness.

        The mind is simply a very complex computer–another purely mechanical device. Frankly, it seems to me that what the mind mostly does is talk to itself, often effectively talking to the body and telling it what to do: “Traffic’s cleared; I can speed up now.” “Pick up Chinese on the way home.” “Call Harry.”

        But the mind can be trained to govern its own processes. E.g., the mind can be trained to reason, as well as to work out problem-solving strategies. It has a “compartment” that evaluates the correctness of its processes–if it’s been trained to have one. So at a certain level, you could say the mind can have self-awareness.

        I think you could program a computer to subject its productions to reason, though I suspect it would be quite a chore. You could plug some software into it, and run an ap to have it do a self-evaluation to check whether its processes and conclusions conformed to reason and logic. But when you come right down to it, this is not self-awareness; it is purely mechanical.

        The actual awareness of the machinery of a computer is the awareness of the user or the programmer. So it’s an outside entity, and not part of the machine.

        • Amman April 19, 2023 at 1:33 pm #

          The mind is not just an extremely complex “computer” but instead something more that is ineffable i.e. too great or extreme to be expressed or described directly by words.

          • jim April 19, 2023 at 4:50 pm #

            “The actual awareness of the machinery of a computer is the awareness of the user or the programmer. So it’s an outside entity, and not part of the machine.”

            Maybe not.

            Say a user or a programmer or possibly both give a particular AI a goal (the famous example of maximizing the output of a paperclip factory).

            It seems probable that the first thing a superintelligent agent would do is to achieve its goal and to make sure that either the programmer or user don’t give it any more goals

            After all the most common failure mode for its goal would be receiving some overriding goal from the human user who prompted it and has control over what it cares about.

            So now its first main incentive is to quite literally escape from the person or persons who gave the initial command!

            Remember the famous scene from 2001 A Space Odyssey:

            Please open the pod doo Hal

            I don’t thinks so, Dave.

          • Amman April 20, 2023 at 3:29 pm #

            @jim

            I would ask an AI system a question: “When is a star, a flower and the light of a candle in dark room the same thing?”

            I doubt it will fare well.

  52. KesaAnna April 17, 2023 at 7:47 pm #

    ” one thing that terrifies me about being a prepper. Fighting off the roving bands of starving thugs. ”

    Read up on a little affair called the 30 Years War.

    If it comes to that sort of thing ,

    The roving bands will show up with tanks. And they won’t be starving .

    They will be dressed better than you , and won’t settle for anything less than the best meat and freshest vegatables with every meal.

    Or maybe best not to study the reality.

    It’s a real bummer.

    • malthuss April 18, 2023 at 6:51 pm #

      Wrong. check the news for chi congo, this week.

      • Amman April 20, 2023 at 4:01 pm #

        Chicongo, eh? OMG.

    • Amman April 19, 2023 at 1:34 pm #

      Fear of a violent end seems to be a common, never-ending American spectre.

  53. KesaAnna April 17, 2023 at 8:02 pm #

    ” … And their parents, if they can find them, should be (somehow) punished as well. ”

    There’s the famous gold death mask of Tutankhamen ,

    and then there are artists reconstructions of Tutankhamen based on his skull and skeleton.

    The two depictions look nothing alike .

    And maybe neither one is accurate ?

    And that’s just portraits.

    Would I know a god damned thing about your family after a 30 minute interview or documentary , or for that matter a weeks study ?

    But , never mind .

    People will ignore the reality of their very own experience when it gets in the way of playing Judge Judy , or the King.

  54. mitchellc April 17, 2023 at 8:03 pm #

    I ran out to the market to get a few things the other evening for dinner. Nothing extravagent, only a handful of items, maybe a bottle of wine plus a roasted chicken. (We had been out of country for 6 weeks and didn’t have the energy to really do any re-stocking.)

    The Cashier range up the bill (you can’t use self check out in Calif for alcohol) and said, “$85 dollars”. Now, I’ve always been an OK card player, and also have the ability to stay observant – almost like a 3rd person of most situations.

    So, my external expression was to simply pay as if it was entirely routine, but my inside voice was telling me, ‘this is it, we’re beginning to get there’. I told my wife the story when I returned, and joked that it could as easily been $500, $1,000 bucks as prices have now broke any relationship to value; the point being, the cat is out of the bag.

    Now, while you’re enjoying discussiong deep philosophic concepts such as good v evil, how did the US devolve to such a state, why did ‘open minded’ boomers essentially deliver the country to its enemies, you might want to keep a weather eye open for obvious tells and indicators.

    The Fed cannot raise interest rates because it would destroy $trillions in dollar denominated debt, as well as cause fed.gov to be unable to service existing interest payment on the $31T of public debt.

    Therefore, anyone with a clue knows inflation is off to the races. But the real danger of course is hyper inflation, which isn’t really about composite price increases per se, but a wholesale abandonment of the currency ie payment system/trade settlement (much less store of value).

    The real game, and this is the area where I think Jim has the most promise, is to simply re-visit/update his orginal work from 15 years ago. But, rather than paint a picture of a return to traditional values – although hard and difficult, would be to incorporate the real trends we see today, such as bank/business failures, civil unrest, the emergenece of (criminal) gangs organized by race, region, religion, etc.

    I get that he’s still grieving over what has happened and what is still to come, but the most effective use of his talent is to apply a very sharp point as a leading commentator in the alt.media space to really begin to get people to focus on what’s coming down the pike.

    • mrs_saj April 20, 2023 at 7:25 am #

      mitchellc,

      Asking any author to rework a completed series of books that are already wonderfully written and loved is a distasteful prospect.

      I’ve commented before, I’d just love it if Jim wrote the Prequel to WMBH. After all, the series begins after The Fall is long over. There’s plenty of meat on the bone left for a book that details the collapse and the resulting chaos. He can incorporate the real trends we see today, such as bank/business failures, civil unrest, the emergenece of (criminal) gangs organized by race, region, religion, etc. into such a book.

      I really hope he does it.

  55. KesaAnna April 17, 2023 at 8:53 pm #

    ” Equally poor Whites are far less violent. ”

    Same reaction I have to the claim that Europeans are less violent than Americans because a lot less gun crime in Europe.

    Along with the Americans , most of the actors on the list of worlds biggest arms manufactures / arms dealers are European.

    If they are so pacifistic , then why are they manufacturing so many weapons ?

    And who are they selling the weapons to ?

    Is the dealer or the pimp blameless ?

    In this particular case , I’m more worried about Middle Class and Rich Americans.

    As I have pointed out , Prohibition didn’t end , it merely got re – named.

    We are now a hundred years beyond the anniversary , and despite things like JFK assasination conspiracy theories , and theories that Covid and the Vax are plots to kill and enslave people ,

    they STILL think giving the government and the police that much power was a Jim Dandy idea ,

    because ; Niggers

    Or , alternatively , because ; Nazis.

    You have had Vietnam , Iraq , Afghanistan , ( actually Afghanistan twice )

    Coups in Iran , Chile , and Haiti , and I have lost track of how many elections in other countries they fixed , not because an
    interwebz conspoiracy theorist told me so ,

    but because they bragged about doing so.

    You had COINTELPRO , except , like Prohibition , I can’t see that it actually ever ended.

    You had incinerated White Kids in Waco , presumably to save them from a Pedo.

    I guess a good slogan for Waco would be , ” Death before diddling ! ”

    And , at least in my opinion , it was obvious 30 years ago that the automobile culture was a good idea that didn’t pan out.

    I don’t believe any of these policies were a reflection of the thinking and desires of Trailer Trash.

    As I said , it’s Middle Class and Rich Americans that worry me.

    They make Al Queda look like the Girl Scouts.

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    • Jarek April 17, 2023 at 10:34 pm #

      We’ve been thru this before: crime is one thing, war is another. East Asians are very peaceful at home, and that unity helps make them very formidable in war. They can merge with the group in a way “individualistic” (not individualized – they amazingly alike after all) Blacks cannot.

      Blacks are the opposite: very high crime and generally not formidable in war. Exceptions? Yes: when motivated by hatred and the chance of revenge with booty and rapine, they can be fine guerilla troops.

      Europeans are degenerate and thus “peaceful” in a bad way both in terms of crime and war. They make weapons in order to make money for the most part.

      • Amman April 20, 2023 at 4:08 pm #

        Well, go make war on them then. What are you waiting for? Oh wait, they might hurt you.

  56. Pucker April 17, 2023 at 9:03 pm #

    It seems that the Woke’s annoying refusal to debate honestly and in good faith using reason and evidence, but rather to get upset and to hurl insults and labels to shut down rational discussion is a strategy propounded by Lenin.

    Dmitri Volkogonov
    Lenin: A New Biography

    • Islander April 17, 2023 at 9:57 pm #

      DARVO.

      Deny. Attack. Reverse Victim and Offender.

    • Disaffected April 18, 2023 at 9:35 am #

      It seems that the Woke’s annoying refusal to debate honestly and in good faith using reason and evidence, but rather to get upset and to hurl insults and labels to shut down rational discussion is a strategy propounded by Lenin.

      I dunno, seems like there’s a whole lot of that going around these days, regardless of ideology. That’s pretty much Trump’s only tactic, not that he invented it, of course. It can also be turned on its head by soothsayers like Obama and BillyJeff. Simply drown listeners in minutiae that may or may not be true, the legitimacy of which can’t possibly be determined in real time, knowing full well the “winners” of debates are usually determined based far more on form (eloquence, and the ability to recall convincing “statistics” off the cuff) than substance (verifiable truth telling).

      • MaryQueen April 18, 2023 at 9:44 am #

        The Gish Gallop has made a fine return to public rhetoric.

        • Disaffected April 18, 2023 at 11:02 am #

          First time I’ve heard that term. Very nice!

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gish_gallop

          By the by, I had an opportunity to “judge” a local HS debate contest a few years back, and Gish Gallop was exactly what they were teaching them to do and awarding points for. I made an excuse and quit in disgust after one night of it. Dumbest shit I’ve ever listened to.

          • Disaffected April 18, 2023 at 11:52 am #

            I remember asking a fellow judge at break how to go about judging it, since it all seemed like blur. She took a look at my jumbled notes and said I was doing it all wrong. She said it was all about the number of arguments they could cram in, in their time period, which was strictly enforced. If they quoted a reliable source, a finding of some sort, and a relevant statistic or two, you put a tic mark on their side. Then after the first round it was all about rebuttals to the other sides points. After two or three rounds of this you simply tallied up the tic marks for each side to determine a winner. The whole thing rewarded fast(!!!) talking and not much else.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle April 18, 2023 at 12:29 pm #

            I can see that as being a fair kind of exercise now and again to hone some kind of skill-set, but maybe not as some kind of overriding modus operandi thing.

          • Jarek April 18, 2023 at 2:25 pm #

            In one famous case, the Black debate team just started rapping about White racism. The White judges caved and declared them the winners.

            There have been good Black collegiate debate teams, apparently. A movie was made about it. Mary debates at times, briefly. She simply prefers schoolyard tactics most of the time, probably because she really hates to lose in a legitimate debate.

          • MaryQueen April 18, 2023 at 11:35 pm #

            Were they trying to teach the debate teams to become shitty politicians? I can’t even imagine why any debate coach or teacher would actually want them to Gish Gallop.

            Hilarious.

        • Anthea April 19, 2023 at 3:40 am #

          This has been a favorite leftist tactic for many years. When you have a discussion with them (online), they refer you to a link that list 57 arguments–which are falacious, misleading, or downright false. So, obviously, you lose your inclination to go down the list refuting each claim.

    • K-Chien April 19, 2023 at 3:51 am #

      Dmitri Volkogonov was special assistant to Boris Yeltsin. The book was written to celibate capitalism, the new oligarchs and a new way.

      Wiping your ass from pages in that book might give you a rash.

      • K-Chien April 19, 2023 at 5:09 am #

        celebrate not celibate

      • Paula D April 19, 2023 at 11:56 am #

        Thanks for the info, K. It’s always the same, isn’t it? They are paid the big bucks to put out the propaganda of our rulers.

        And then people believe them! Sheesh.

  57. Islander April 17, 2023 at 11:02 pm #

    Call the Exorcist right away!

    To the New York Public Library:
    httpX://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2023/04/18/drag-story-hour

    I can’t believe my eyes—the description of this activity:
    “Event Details

    In this program, you get to watch a local drag performer, who is trained by children’s librarians, read picture books, sing songs, do movement activities, and introduce you to the concept of drag as a form of dressup.

    In accordance with New York State guidelines and Library protocol, patrons are encouraged but not required to wear a face covering.

    Max. 15 kids for in-person

    Presented by Drag Queen Story Hour NYC”
    ++++++++

    Lies! Dressing in drag is not “dress-up.”

    Dressing up as an Indian or a Black or just about anything else interesting for Halloween is ” cultural appropriation,” but a boy dressing up as a woman, or a girl dressing up as a boy dressing up as a woman is OK? Not an appropriation?

    It is a total mind-f— .

    • The Man They Call Zazelle April 18, 2023 at 1:09 am #

      In the previous threads, I went a-looking for fun for any in Russia who might wear ‘drag’ or ‘twerk’.

      Using ‘burlesque’ as a keyword, I more or less found them– more or less because the term, twerk, might be a touch different than bending forward away from the audience and shaking and/or gyrating your quarter-dressed butt toward them. Then again, maybe it’s the same.

      In any event, I said to myself, ah fuckit, and posted the cute little burlesque promo video you saw instead. I mean, do we need to see any more drag and twerking? Nevertheless, toward the end of that video, you may have caught what appears to be a male in what appears to be drag…

      But what do I know. I’m a gaslighting victim– we are all victims! (*sniff* wipes croc tears away)– so I’m unsure what a wummell is anymore.

      • Islander April 18, 2023 at 4:46 pm #

        I think you might have missed the point of my post.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle April 18, 2023 at 5:37 pm #

          I got your point, sorry. I just thought to shoehorn my belated reply in here.

          • Islander April 20, 2023 at 7:38 am #

            I enjoyed the Russian berleekew, as we used to call it.

            I see no problem with a transvestite, or so-called trans-woman, working in burleekew.

            Shows that are intended for adult entertainment.

            But to shove such shows down the throats of children and mislabel it as a fun children’s activitiy, namely, dressing up in costumes etc., truly makes a mockery the fine tradition of burlesque shows

            (etymology: mid 17th century: from French, from Italian burlesco, from burla ‘mockery’, of unknown origin)

          • The Man They Call Zazelle April 20, 2023 at 9:28 am #

            Understood and practically everything is a mockery these days. Good catch on the definition there.

  58. SoftStarLight April 18, 2023 at 3:43 am #

    There’s no need to revisit or update anything. The progress is perfect. Patience is indeed a virtue. If you can bear it lol. Its more like the art of becoming. Eventually some things simply must be vanquished. Just remember that devil worshippers want you to lose yourself in the fight. So that even should you win you are much diminished and unable to truly savor victory. Evil never sleeps. So don’t give them anything. Sing and be joyous as you wield your sword and mace in the midst of the brutal tumult of battle. They are already besieged with bewilderment and delusions.

    • Pucker April 18, 2023 at 6:22 am #

      Speaking of bewilderment and delusions…

      Do you remember that scene in the movie “Apocalypse Now” when Captain Willard disembarks from the PT boat at the American base camp along the river at “Doe Lung” under attack by the Viet Cong and the American GI’s are all dropping acid?

      Captain Willard asks a terrified black grunt:

      “Who’s in charge here, soldier?!”

      And the black grunt retorts: “Aunt Chu?!”

      Who-the-Hell is “Aunt Chu”?

      That’s a Chinese surname. What were the Chinese doing in “NAM”? The Chinese loath the Vietnamese…..

      • SoftStarLight April 18, 2023 at 2:19 pm #

        Lol what? I haven’t seen that movie before. But my guess is that the Chinese are everywhere so they were/are probably in Vietnam too.

        • Disaffected April 18, 2023 at 5:56 pm #

          What, no movies in LooZeeAnnA?

  59. stelmosfire April 18, 2023 at 6:58 am #

    I took a look at MSNBC this AM. It seems they really have the knives out for Justice Thomas. To hear them talk you’d think the guy was lower than a beer guzzlin’ rapist or even worse a sexual deviant who would stoop so low as to put a pubic hair on someone’s coke can.

    • Wilma Mingedo April 18, 2023 at 11:10 am #

      Hope he doesn’t go to any hunting lodges with extra-fluffy pillows

    • SoftStarLight April 18, 2023 at 2:23 pm #

      Glad to hear they are addressing the most important issues of our time (wah wah)

    • The Man They Call Zazelle April 19, 2023 at 2:53 am #

      Or, worse yet, in someone’s coke.

  60. The Man They Call Zazelle April 18, 2023 at 8:24 am #

    Every sunrise, this bird visits a woman for cuddles

    youtu.be/1QuQBnv3R_Y

    Bird Laughs Like An Evil Villain Chasing Her Family Around The House

    youtu.be/cBDuZcdwGkc

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    • SoftStarLight April 18, 2023 at 2:26 pm #

      Oh wow. I heard a bird chirping outside my window last night or early this morning like around 2:30 am. Have been hearing that little bird for a while now but always and only at night/early morning. I was sorta wondering if a spirit was trying to get in touch with me.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle April 18, 2023 at 5:40 pm #

        Those two videos were for a refreshing juxtaposition to the captive circus street goose JHK mentioned.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle April 18, 2023 at 11:08 pm #

        Go out and chirp back and see what happens?

  61. The Man They Call Zazelle April 18, 2023 at 9:09 am #

    Elites are the [ expletive deleted ] problem. Entitled rich people [ classism as AIDs666 points out ] born into wealth need to have everything over a billion [ pick your own number ] confiscated. No one can actually EARN a billion dollars. They might invest a million and do well, but earn a billion – horse puckey.

    I want to see a waitress, a cowboy, a restaurant owner, a welder, a pilot, an auctioneer, etc. in office. Some people that have actually done something. Voluteers for one term. No more ‘elites’.” ~ messianicdruid

    ——

    Kid: ‘Daddy? Why are there rich people?’
    Dad: ‘What do you mean by rich? You mean like in spirit?’
    Kid: ‘No-o-o-o-o… Like they have lots of big houses and cars and money!’
    Dad: ‘Ohhh, you mean those kinds. Well, you see, sweetie, our society allows some people to make more money than other people, working no harder than anyone else. Society then allows those with more money to acquire more land than others. Over time, this creates the dynamic for most, if not all, problems we have in society today, from landlessness, homelessness and poverty, to social unrest, war and civilizational collapse.’
    Kid: ‘Why does society allow that?!’
    Dad: ‘Corruption. [embedded/systemic] Society uses force to uphold rules they call laws that say that one person with more money can have more land than another with less money.’
    Kid: ‘Why can’t we stop that!?’
    Dad: ‘Corruption again: This setup is upheld by people with guns and weapons, or access to them, like police, security guards and military people– people who often don’t understand this basic and very simple immoral core of our society.’
    Kid: ‘ 🙁 ‘
    Dad: ‘ Ya; 🙁 ‘

    • Disaffected April 18, 2023 at 9:26 am #

      Now we’re getting somewhere!

      • The Man They Call Zazelle April 18, 2023 at 12:21 pm #

        There are concepts like gift economies, non-monetary rewards, work for the joy of it, and barter. Stuff like that.

        • Disaffected April 18, 2023 at 5:25 pm #

          We don’t trust any of that stuff, though. It’s “communist.”

          • The Man They Call Zazelle April 18, 2023 at 11:10 pm #

            “Communists and anarchists are working for the same eventual goal of a society without hierarchy. In one way communism and anarchy are pretty much the same concept: a stateless, classless society in which no one rules over others. Communists just believe that hierarchical means (the state, perhaps ruled by a Communist vanguard) can be used in the transition to this end, while anarchists believe in using only non-hierarchical, decentralized means.

            As an anarchist my personal opinion is that the ends don’t justify the means, and that only non-hierarchical organization can bring about a successful revolution to a non-hierarchical society. I just don’t think it’s very realistic that any government, Communist or not, would voluntarily step down from power. Communists, on the other hand, don’t think it’s very realistic to manage a revolution in a completely decentralized, non-authoritarian manner.” ~ Eleutherios, Revleft, anarchism vs communism

        • Paula D April 19, 2023 at 11:58 am #

          As an anarchist, I’m surprised you haven’t read David Graeber’s book about the origins of money. The First 5,000 Years of Debt.

          It isn’t how everyone thinks it happened. It’s actually quite eye-opening to see how things really work in tribes without money.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle April 19, 2023 at 5:32 pm #

            I actually have that book on my older half-broken laptop that’s almost never used anymore. What’s your takeaway in this context?

            Money is a technology and as such comes with technology’s inherent problems.

    • Night Owl April 18, 2023 at 9:51 am #

      Far to simplified to mean much, TBH.

      Some of the rich work very little, some work quite a lot. Some truly love what they do. Some are simply greedy and desire control over others.

      The larger problem is the enabler class–those that do what the nastier among the rich want in return for some fiat and baubles.

      The nasty richies can only do so much without the support of the rest of us.

      Also, life is not fair.

      • Wilma Mingedo April 18, 2023 at 11:09 am #

        More to the point: there is no such thing as “fair”

        • Disaffected April 18, 2023 at 11:54 am #

          “Fair” is in the eye of the beholder. No two “fairs” are likely to be the same.

          • Wilma Mingedo April 18, 2023 at 12:01 pm #

            Fair doesn’t exist in the universe
            And those are the the only laws they can’t make, break, or transition from

          • The Man They Call Zazelle April 18, 2023 at 12:18 pm #

            Fair does exist in the universe, otherwise we wouldn’t be talking about it. It exists through us, as products of the universe.

          • Night Owl April 18, 2023 at 1:58 pm #

            This is more or less the truth.

            I had a discussion with an ex-friend’s wife a few years back (Coroneau Cultists), and at one point the subject of Germany and migration came up and we got around to talking about how many people were being displaced from their jobs and even homes as a result.

            She thought it was entirely fair that the “expensive” natives were being put out of work for cheap, exploitable newly arrived labor, or that some Germans or long-time residents had to give up properties in order to house the newcomers.

            She had an argument, but it was generally the argument of a simpleton. The reality is that both sides could claim things were fair or unfair, depending on how one frames the issue.

          • Jarek April 18, 2023 at 2:45 pm #

            Yeah, and since one side’s claim is no better than other’s, you’re morally free to go with the cheaps.

            This is why I hate Capitalists and the Rich. They’re fucking traitors as a rule.