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It’s hard to escape the awful feeling that Western Civ has a death wish, or to say which of its constituent nations wants to get to the graveyard first. Great Britain might be leading the pack with its Three-Card-Monte financial finagling economy and hot potato political leadership. Old Blighty sinks visibly by the day into sclerotic torpor — even while its MI-6 intel gang works overtime scheming to blow things up, to make the Russia-Ukraine mess even worse. Newly-tapped Prime Minister Rishi Sunak faces the same set of quandaries that sank Boris Johnson and Liz Truss, and his country will have to call a painful general election before long to make its government legitimate. Oh, to be a fly-on-the-wall at the first meeting between Mr. Sunak and King Charles.

Germany took a wrecking bar to its own economy this summer while its people kept goose-stepping to the absurd Covid “vaccine” tyranny narrative. The German gene for obedience marches them into their third national calamity in a hundred-odd years, with hardly a peep of political objection. Yet, deep inside them lurks that age-old Teutonic libido for violence. When will that break against the feckless head-of-state Olaf Scholz, with all the charisma of a Dampfnudel?

France’s Macron called yesterday to settle the Ukraine mess “on Ukraine’s terms,” as if that palooka of a country was not about to be KO’d by the neighboring land it was induced to antagonize by the NATO mafia. Italy’s new PM Georgia Meloni promised Ukraine “her full support” over the weekend, perhaps forgetting that almost nothing supports Italy’s continued existence at First World levels of comfort and comity. Spain, the Netherlands, Sweden and the other lesser NATO players just bystand stupidly as the alliance declares war on reality and all of Europe slides toward neo-medieval cold and darkness.

Then there’s us, Crazyland, formerly known as the USA, floating the possibility of a nuclear missile exchange, as if that were any kind of workable answer to the completely unnecessary war we instigated in the crossroads of Eurasia. Now, the word is out that a 101st Airborne “Screaming Eagles” strike force is assembling in Romania, next door to Ukraine, for some supposed incursion into the war zone — where there would be a fair chance of them getting slaughtered. Are you serious, Lloyd Austin and Mark Milley, or is this just some new deranged Woke vaudeville act in your continuing effort to humiliate the US Armed Forces?

Factor in, of course, the fast-approaching midterm election, which seems to have driven the “Joe Biden” regime and its Party of Chaos into a fugue of extreme desperation as they face a possibly massive repudiation at the polls that will put them out of business for many election cycles to come — if not permanently — and bring an end to the Wokester-Jacobin freak show.

How the Democratic Party became hostage to the worst array of political ideas ever assembled remains a profound mystery. How do they persist supporting a Covid “vaccine” campaign that is now obviously false and dangerous? Is it simply an inability to acknowledge a terrible mistake? Or is it — as things seem — something darker, a deliberate effort to inflict harm on the American people? Kind of looks that way. Several states quickly and loudly opted out of “vaccine” mandates for schools since the CDC’s advisory committee’s bizarre 15 to 0 vote to include the janky mRNA shots on the childhood “schedule.”

How did “JB” & Company imagine that a wide-open border along with big cash gifts to border-jumpers was going to play with the economically sore-beset public? Who imagined that drag queens grinding their junk in children’s faces was a winning ploy? Who told them that Americans would approve of turning the FBI into a Gestapo, barging into politically-targeted households with SWAT teams before dawn? How did they forget that there is a First Amendment to the Constitution that forbids the government to interfere with freedom of speech? Who is actually behind this insanity?

These never-before-seen acts-of-war against American citizens will call for some serious ‘splainin’ after the Party of Chaos is thrashed in the election — assuming they don’t make the final and fatal misstep of pulling some excuse to cancel, postpone, or muck with their November 8 appointment with fate. One such ‘splainin’ flurry is already set, since Judge Terry Doughty of the Western Louisiana District Federal Court has ordered Anthony Fauci and a train of high-profile officials to testify under oath in a lawsuit brought jointly by Missouri AG Eric Schmitt and Louisiana AG Jeff Landry on the “JB” regime’s collusion with social media to censor news and suppress free speech.

There is also the strangely lingering matter of Special Counsel John Durham’s inquiry into the origins of the RussiaGate scandal. It’s pretty inconceivable to me that he will quit the operation after the two seemingly lame cases against attorney Michael Sussmann and Brookings errand boy Igor Danchenko — both failures to gain convictions. What Mr. Durham did accomplish in those exercises was to get a whole lot of testimony submitted as evidence (that is, on-the-record) implicating the higher ranks of the FBI and the DOJ in all that malicious and illegal nonsense — perhaps enough to bring cases against the glaringly obvious true culprits such as James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok and the rest of the Crossfire Hurricane gang. Is Mr. Durham being obstructed by Merrick Garland? (If so, you can be sure the country will eventually find out.) Or does the Special Counsel have the guts to carry on somehow anyway? I think we’ll know after the election.


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  1. Night Owl October 24, 2022 at 9:54 am #

    As predicted:

    “Former Goldman Banker Rishi Sunak To Be Next UK Prime Minister”

    https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/former-goldman-banker-rishi-sunak-be-next-uk-prime-minister

    Looks like they threw a curve ball in there to get Hunt and a few other WEFers in before well and truly aligning the UK for collapse.

    People need to hit the streets in far greater numbers. This is a full-on coup.

    • DyersEve October 24, 2022 at 10:02 am #

      yep, nothing more representative of British themes than an indian banker, right??? lol

      • thirdcoastlegend October 24, 2022 at 10:32 am #

        Yes, a poor working class stiff who was a Fulbright Scholar at Stanford and spent time slaving at Goldman Sachs.

        Real salt of the earth type.

      • MaryQueen October 24, 2022 at 12:51 pm #

        The perfect revenge?

        • Night Owl October 25, 2022 at 3:44 pm #

          If you looked like Rishi Sunak, you would probably also seek revenge.

        • ThorsHammer October 26, 2022 at 1:42 pm #

          WAR is the answer. False Flag is the means embedded in the USA’s playbook. The “Screaming Eagles” are the designated sacrificial lambs. Their transport aircraft are the Roman Candles that will fall from the sky as they cross the Ukrainian border to trigger the direct engagement with the Russian army..

    • Walter B October 24, 2022 at 10:47 am #

      People are going to hit the streets in far greater numbers Night Owl when the new Stasi/Gestapo formerly known as the FBI, (Fucking Brainless Idiots) drags them out of their homes and vehicles and slams them onto the pavement before zip tying their wrists behind their backs and chucks them into the plain white vans to be disappeared forever.
      Ask James Gordon Meeks how that works.

      Jim is right, humanity has finally hit a mass death wish mentality and grows increasing anxious for someone to put us all out of our misery.
      When the upcoming elections are history and nothing changes except that is gets progressively worse with each passing month, well the hope of the presidential election changing anything two years from now will sound as hollow as the midterm “hope” (dope) that has been hawked for two years now. Those who hold power over humanity have no mortal enemies, only friends and spectators.

      • mitchellc October 24, 2022 at 10:58 am #

        +1

        Exactly

        So why worry?

        Play the hand you were dealt.

        Walk away from the intentional brain washing and see reality for what it really is.

        • Walter B October 24, 2022 at 11:06 am #

          Sage advice, I concur.

      • Night Owl October 24, 2022 at 4:22 pm #

        Intuitive types saw this coming years ago. They have been broadcasting it on multiple wavelengths.

        Get food, get a well, get wood, etc. Spend your cash on things of value.

        Then, switch off psychologically. That is about all anyone can do to get through whatever the whirlwind brings.

        • Anthea October 25, 2022 at 9:28 am #

          @ Night Owl:

          Good advice at any time throughout human history. Government has always been our enemy. Positioning yourself so that it has as little impact on your life as possible has always been the best plan.

          • Anthea October 25, 2022 at 9:34 am #

            Although, while mitchellc is short of details about his strategy, he seems to think he has an angle going where our overlords are going to cut him in. Not impossible, I suppose, but I wouldn’t count on it. (Like, maybe you could get rich playing with cryptos. It’s been done, and it’s happened to some people. Pro tip: It won’t happen to you.)

          • Night Owl October 25, 2022 at 3:41 pm #

            That statement is a bit too absolutist for me, but I get where you are coming from.

            We need government in order to have a functioning society. The problem is human nature, and the tendency for psycho and sociopaths to collude and take over.

      • Uncle Bob October 24, 2022 at 4:24 pm #

        “JB” is already starting with “the Republican policies have destroyed our economy.” Since our media and the Democrat Party are basically the same entity, we can look forward to even more peaceful disagreements between people than we’ve already had courtesy the Proud Boys and Antifa.

    • Paula D October 24, 2022 at 11:50 am #

      Italy and France have already had Goldman Sachs bankers installed.

      I guess it’s the UK’s turn.

      • hmuller October 24, 2022 at 4:43 pm #

        Maybe the future of western democracy is being able to chose between the candidate from Goldman and the one from JP Morgan.

        • Paula D October 24, 2022 at 5:53 pm #

          Ha, ha, democracy marches on.

      • Hereward the Woke October 25, 2022 at 7:26 am #

        True, Paula. The speed of Meloni’s collapse into just another WEF puppet made Liz Truss look like Stonewall Jackson.

    • Hereward the Woke October 24, 2022 at 1:00 pm #

      Night Owl: No can do, old chap! The pubs are open and there’s some big footie matches coming up.

      • Night Owl October 24, 2022 at 3:36 pm #

        Pretty accurate, Hereward.

    • MaryQueen October 25, 2022 at 8:51 pm #

      This is what I’m referring to:

      https://peopleofindia1868-1875photos.blogspot.com/2010/09/blog-post.html

  2. DyersEve October 24, 2022 at 10:01 am #

    Astute observations as always JK! I wish I had your sense of “optimism” that things will be balanced out during the upcoming elections. The Party of Chaos (and their puppeteers) will stop at nothing including rampant cheating to get what they want – which is the utter destruction of the American Experiment. It’s the lack of response from the American People every step of the way that is allowing this…we are evidently just too damn comfortable still….(sigh)

    • Alfred October 24, 2022 at 10:17 am #

      The POC has been ‘all-in’ since 2016. There is no reason to believe they aren’t still.

      #FJB

    • Beryl of Oyl October 24, 2022 at 10:36 am #

      Many people just don’t know. They are busy trying to live their lives, when they do listen to the news it is full of propaganda which they have no reason to doubt, and the government censors the people like Alex Berenson who were getting too successful in getting the facts out.

      • hortonz October 24, 2022 at 11:28 am #

        Too bad both the American and Canadian media along with the left-wing political leadership in both countries is acting as the official mouthpiece and censorship apparatus of the Zelensky regime and Big Pharma.

        • Graham October 24, 2022 at 1:28 pm #

          Hey, let’s face it this is the great reset. When you realize that Chinese working class are now making the equivalent of the average European you have to ask yourself where they will get their cheap labor for their manufacturing behemoth.
          There is a good chance it’ll be right here in North America after we own nothing and we are real happy. Here comes manufacturing back to a town near you. A few years ahead of course.

          • Paula D October 24, 2022 at 1:38 pm #

            I always thought that was what Obama meant when he talked about American workers becoming “competitive” with the Chinese.

            Of course he was pushing for teenagers to go into permanent debt slavery to buy a worthless degree, but I could divine what he really meant.

            Win/Win for the financial class.

      • Walter B October 24, 2022 at 12:52 pm #

        Yes, American lives have become far too busy, lazy, and spoiled to allow for a government of the people to exist anymore. America has been transformed into a government by the wealthy ruling class, for themselves, at the expense of those that aren’t even given a choice between decent and corrupt candidates for office. Yes, there are a few, but not nearly enough to stop what is going to happen.

      • Hereward the Woke October 24, 2022 at 1:01 pm #

        I think a lot more people sense that things are going belly up than we give credit for. However, the logical conclusions of that realisation are so terrible that most block it out with distraction and their daily routine. And who can blame them?

    • White German Shepherd October 24, 2022 at 10:42 am #

      Reasonable people are giving the election a chance to fix things the “right way”, before resorting to drastic measures.

      • Disaffected October 24, 2022 at 10:51 am #

        That’s the same story every two and four years. And yet, here we are… Elections NEVER fix anything, they just put a slightly different spin on things until people get fed up again. Meet the new boss, same as the old one.

        • Jimpa October 24, 2022 at 11:33 am #

          Yes, but if the Republicans get in then the Jan 6 committee ends, and there will be at least some hearings on the corruption of the FBI, DOJ, and CDC. As bad as the Republicans are, they are still better than the Pelosi and Schumer gang. It won’t fix things but perhaps it will be incrementally better. No hope on the Ukraine war though, complete uniparty on that one. Bombs away.

          • Disaffected October 24, 2022 at 12:00 pm #

            Remember Obama’s promises to crack down on torture, war crimes, and shutter Guantanamo Bay?

            Didn’t even take him 6 months to renege on all that and then start work on the corporate FIRE sector sponsored “Health Care” reform we’re still saddled with today. The GOP wrung their hands and shed crocodile tears publicly, even as they laughed and celebrated all the way to the bank after “reluctantly” passing a program that was straight out of their very own playbook.

            The GOP will pull the same shit and any putative “corruption reform” will go right down the memory hole like it always does.

            Bait and switch is as bait and switch does. Only the party labels change, the corruption remains exactly the same. And why wouldn’t it? Both parties are owned by the exact same people.

          • cbeard October 24, 2022 at 1:37 pm #

            The Republicans may be incrementally better than the Pelosi, Schumer gang, but not enough to make any difference. Even Trump says we need more legal immigrants. I am a pessimist. Anyone who is optimistic about this whole state of affairs, is at best sadly mistaken or at worst an utter fool. All of our institutions be it, politics, education, religion, the military, you name it, are in deep trouble.

          • UN OUT OF USA October 24, 2022 at 3:26 pm #

            Jimpa,
            Do you seriously believe that Mitch McConnell will allow any hearings that threaten the uni-party gravy train? No frickin’ way. The Republicans always talk big and then do absolutely nothing.

      • Hereward the Woke October 24, 2022 at 1:03 pm #

        They will be disappointed. Any idea that the GOP will do anything to stop the rot is risible. A good test will be whether they will defund the new IRS jackboots on the ground. I doubt it.

        • Disaffected October 24, 2022 at 3:36 pm #

          Good point. Everyone in DC knows that once a program is funded and given life it NEVER, EVER goes away. To wit: the Third Reich sounding Department of Homeland Security. Just another reason to hire SWAT Team attired thugs with guns.

          • elysianfield October 25, 2022 at 6:01 pm #

            “Just another reason to hire SWAT Team attired thugs with guns.”

            Dis,
            Just a thought…do you think they have thermal scopes”

            …Asking for a friend….

    • Jarek October 24, 2022 at 12:12 pm #

      If by “experiment” you mean creating a “nation” out of all the peoples and cultures of the world, and letting every fool and his sister vote, then the experiment deserves to fail but there was no chance of it ever working.

      And the Founding Fathers would have agreed with me.

      • Lyndy33 October 25, 2022 at 12:01 am #

        BS: The USA and constitution are well over 230 years old and have worked quite well until the internet et al. To me that was the turning point thought it was supposed to be something else.

        • Jarek October 25, 2022 at 12:42 am #

          Once Blacks got control of the city government in Detroit, Whites fled for their lives.

          Go roam the ruins – if you dare. And meditate on our collective sins and your own as well.

          • benr October 25, 2022 at 3:08 pm #

            To anyone who thinks this is not reality name a country with Black leadership that is successful. Wikanda does not exist. They have all but destroyed South Africa in twenty years. The culture is destructive. They need more Ben Carson’s and less Ada Amin or Obama types.

        • Paula D October 27, 2022 at 12:40 pm #

          The US worked until the internet?

          You mean, until Americans were able to communicate directly with each other?

          Until the ability of the topdown media to control the thoughts and minds of Americans with propaganda became undermined once Americans were able to talk among ourselves?

          Until the complete monopoly of vertical topdown only bullshit beamed directly into each house or car was damaged by the horizontal communication allowed by social media and the internet?

          Yeah, it is definitely upsetting to our overlords to have this means of communication available to the general public.

    • EdD October 24, 2022 at 6:46 pm #

      I have no optimism at all regarding the midterms. In my life, I’ve never seen an election result in anything other than to make things worse. Each new presidential administration tightens the screws more than the last one and each new congress spends more than any previous collection of morally retarded congresstwits have ever done before.

      Mexican vernacular has a word for what we are about to be after this upcoming election: “jodidos”. Look it up. Mexicans have been under the thumb of their own party of chaos for decades. The democrats want to be just like Mexico’s PRI: a permanent monopoly party.

  3. Rodster October 24, 2022 at 10:03 am #

    “How the Democratic Party became hostage to the worst array of political ideas ever assembled remains a profound mystery.”

    Not really. Daniel Patrick Moynihan once called it the “dumbing down of America”. Little did he realize that it wasn’t only meant for the Plebs but also those in charge of the Plebs.

    It took decades but Mission Accomplished.

    • White German Shepherd October 24, 2022 at 10:43 am #

      It’s the C and D students who become government workers.

      • Uncle Bob October 24, 2022 at 4:43 pm #

        Not always. I have some family members and friends who were good students who work for state and federal government. The bigger problem is the flim-flam artists who get elected or who are appointed, and then destroy what works in order to make themselves look good. For example, the idiot Andy Cuomo, in order to look like he stood up for taxpayers against those evil public employees unions, didn’t fill openings caused by retirements and deaths. Why, he’s aces — he wants to cut government waste and save us money!
        Then came Covid. Suddenly, the people who were so happy about him “cutting the fat” couldn’t get hold of anyone in government to help them, apparently for over a year in some cases. How do you feed and clothe your family when you’re dependent upon government for everything, but you can’t get the help you need when you need it? Yet we’ve all bought into the bullshit that not only does government need to be involved with everything, but that it should be the first place we go for help, and anyone who disagrees is a prepper or a QAnon adherent or an outright lunatic.

        • Hated American October 25, 2022 at 7:34 am #

          LOL. Ask any PRIVATE SECTOR nurse what happens when the “fat is cut”. There is no option of simply not responding to taxpayers (customers) and keeping your job. You double your workload, skip lunch, breaks, and also have to cover call offs in laundry, dietary, etc….none of whom are qualified to reciprocate and help cover nursing call offs. I have heard way too many school administrators chortle over what services they will cut if parents get too uppity and refuse to pass levies, and I have seen kids targeted for parental involvement not on board with the “school’s” agenda. “Government” is a myth, it is nothing but a corrupt, nepotistic, legalized mafia, and they seldom help anyone.

    • Disaffected October 24, 2022 at 10:53 am #

      Trump and what he represented scared the living shit out of them, so they took the gloves off. No sign that they’re going to put them back on again anytime soon. All their chips are in now.

      • messianicdruid October 24, 2022 at 5:30 pm #

        The flop come$ on the 8th. Do you trust the dealer?

    • SW October 24, 2022 at 11:51 am #

      Moynihan saw a lot of bad problems coming down the pike but wasn’t listened to. He wrote an essay entitled, Defining Deviancy Down and it has certainly come true. You can find it on the internet and along with another about the alarm bell of rising illegitimacy in the black community. He saw this, correctly, as a warning that the family was falling apart and the awful consequences for their community.

      Even though he wasn’t listened to, looking back, it’s good to know we had men of his caliber in government. Who’s there now?! AOC? Pelosi? Adam Schiff? Can you imagine any of them writing scholarly papers? They would have some intern cut and paste.

      • Q. Shtik October 24, 2022 at 1:55 pm #

        the alarm bell of rising illegitimacy in the black community. – SW

        ===========

        I’m halfway thru a novel titled Beloved by Toni Morrison. It, and she, won all kinds of awards for it. She won a Nobel in Literature.

        I have to admit that my insight into how and why Blacks are so fucked up has greatly increased as a result of this novel.

        I also don’t see much hope for Blacks assimilating into the dominant White culture, as if they had any intention of doing so.

        • SW October 24, 2022 at 2:15 pm #

          “Our lives echo through eternity” was a title of a Bansky painting and everyone’s ancestors, whether they realize it or not, have an effect on their lives today. Toni Morrison is a talented writer and IMO her best book was The Bluest Eye.

          I don’t know why so many things went wrong with blacks assimilating into the white culture, particularly in the last 50 years. They did have to fight discrimination but how to account for people like Thomas Sowell? He started out poor, uneducated and is a professor at Stanford and no apologist for the black community. There don’t seem to be any real leaders there but the same could be said about the rest of us too.

          • Epicur October 24, 2022 at 9:15 pm #

            ” There don’t seem to be any real leaders there but the same could be said about the rest of us too.”

            I think the problem about leaders has a lot to do with the concept of “reality” most people have.

            There is a thick fog of denial of reality that envelopes most of the nation. Its a lot like the stages of dying – right now most people are bargaining with God. They are looking for a messiah to cancel the future not someone offering blood, toil, tears, and sweat – which is all the future has on offer.

          • Jarek October 25, 2022 at 12:45 am #

            Blacks are at the tribal level socially and the stone age level technologically. They didn’t get “here” on their own power. They were forced and it doesn’t make sense to them and/or it doesn’t feel real or right to them even if they can function within in it. Anomie. Alienation. Alien nation.

        • Anthea October 24, 2022 at 3:35 pm #

          @ Q. Shtik:

          I read “The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison. The theme of the book, from cover to cover, is how badly blacks treat other blacks.

          You talk about fucked up.

          • Amman October 24, 2022 at 5:18 pm #

            I was uneasy with the title and subject matter to read that book.

            I did read JAZZ which was set in Harlem in the 1920s and which had some unforgettable scenes.

            Also the interesting ‘Playing in the Dark” – a literary review of 19th century and early 20th century American writers in the context of an African presence.

        • BackRowHeckler October 24, 2022 at 3:53 pm #

          What’s the choice beyond assimilation? The current CRT movement designed to push blacks to the center of American life is doomed to fail. And at some point EBT cards won’t work. That’s when all hell will break loose.

          • Anthea October 27, 2022 at 10:03 am #

            @ BackRowHeckler:

            Speaking of trying to “push blacks to the center of American life,” my local (and very rural and almost all-white) Walmart has recently started playing audios of “conversations.” You’ll be pushing your shopping cart along looking for the pork rinds, when you hear what sounds like a rather loud conversation in the next aisle. It is usually a conversation in which two or three blacks are laughing and shuckin’ and jivin’.

            Seems like the idea is to normalize blacks in the store–doing what they do.

            For a couple of months, there were a number of black employees at that Walmart. TBH, they seemed like good kids–polite and industrious. But they seem to have disappeared. During that same period, it also seemed like there were a lot (for this area) of black shoppers. They also seem to have disappeared. Normally you can go to Walmart for six months and never see a black person.

            This seems weird. It’s as if Walmart decided to inject a little “blackness” into an almost all-white rural American enclave. But now it’s by playing recordings of black social interactions over the PA system.

        • MaryQueen October 24, 2022 at 5:35 pm #

          Toni Morrison’s novels are a must for everyone.

          • Tate October 25, 2022 at 11:44 am #

            Not really.

          • Kim October 27, 2022 at 12:26 am #

            I feel that way about Richard Stark’s “Parker” novels.

          • Anthea October 27, 2022 at 9:50 am #

            The only book I’ve read by Toni Morrison was “The Bluest Eye,” and I was frankly not impressed–but I have super-high standards when it comes to literature. For example, I like Lisa See (Dreams of Joy, Snowflower and the Secret Fan, Peony in Love). She’s good, and you can learn a lot about Chinese history from reading her books. But I still consider her just a cut above “light reading.”

            I feel that a book should have an acutal plot, including an actual conflict–that is, not an “inner conflict” or neurosis–and a person actively doing something about it. One of my all time favorite books is “The Religion,” by Tim Willocks. The setting is the Great Siege of Malta. This is a book where stuff actually happens, and the main characters actually do stuff, rather than being a book about the characters’ neuroses, unaddressed character deficiencies, and people acting like assholes.

            The main insight you get from reading Toni Morrison is that blacks are their own worst enemies. Family and community life in “The Bluest Eye” was horrendous. (Everyone was very poor, but the book was set in the Great Depression. My parents and grandparents had it worse, in terms of poverty.) And, no, all this bad behavior was not because there was a picture of Shirley Temple on the little girl’s cup.

            One book by a black author that is one of my youngest daughter’s favorites is “Their Eyes Were Watching God.” I’d say that’s a pretty good book–and one that probably beats Toni Morrison’s.

          • Amman October 27, 2022 at 4:41 pm #

            I don’t recall the last time I read a book. There was a time in the 90’s I was interested in Black American literature and thus read Jazz and Playing in the Dark.

          • MaryQueen October 27, 2022 at 8:01 pm #

            Agree, Anthea, that Zora Neale Hurston’s book is much better even than Morrison’s.

            I remember reading Morrison like 30 years ago, and then I thought it was stellar. I do wonder now how it may have aged. But “Beloved” was impactful.

      • Uncle Bob October 24, 2022 at 4:49 pm #

        Moynihan was correct, obviously. He told LBJ that the Great Society would core out the country and destroy the black family, and LBJ went ahead with it anyway. What do you expect, though, from an adulterous bastard who liberally overused the N word?

        • Hated American October 25, 2022 at 8:02 am #

          By that time the US was slated for destruction. I vividly recall in my second grade “Weekly Reader” a small article about how in the future Americans would have to sacrifice their quality of life for the 3rd world. Even at my tender age I recognized that as total zero sum BS, and wondered who decided THAT?

        • Kim October 27, 2022 at 12:41 am #

          The idea that LBJ destroyed the black family is a popular meme but quite simply isn’t true. The Great Society certainly accelerated national family dysfunction for most races but the fact is that blacks have ever since the Civil War had increasingly high rates of illegitimacy, divorce, separation, promiscuity and cohabitation when compared with Whites.

          The truest statistical observation supporting the “LBJ destroyed black familes” claim is that as we research back in time, the closer we get to the era of black slavery, the more stable black family life becomes.

          • Q. Shtik October 27, 2022 at 12:51 pm #

            the closer we get to the era of black slavery, the more stable black family life becomes. – Kim

            ===========

            The novel Beloved takes place before, during, and just after the Civil War. I definitely did NOT get the impression that Black family life was stable at all during this period. It seemed quite common that Blacks didn’t know for sure who their parents were.

  4. Penelope Dreadful October 24, 2022 at 10:05 am #

    Actually, a book called The KinderGarden of Eden by Evan Sayet explains why the Left is always on the wrong side of issues. Basically, it is because they see everything thru a lens of Oppressor and Oppressed and any group that is not up to snuff (except white people) it is because Society has not been fair in some way. It is a short read, but instructive, and there are youtube videos on it.

    • Beryl of Oyl October 24, 2022 at 10:43 am #

      For that POV to achieve dominance requires people to see each others as members of a group, rather than fellow Americans.

      Hence the Obamas suddeny coming out of nowhere to take over the party.

      When Bill Clinto said Zero was the kind of guy who used to get their coffee, everyone was quick to call him a racist.

      Up until that point Bill had been known as the first black president, and he had been so obviously comfortable with people of the black race, but all that changed in an instant where a complete unknown elbowed Bill’s wife out of the way.

      That should have alerted people in the party that something was up, and maybe it did, but the trouble was they had so much compromising dirt on the old school Democrats like Pelosi, they had no choice but to walk a fine line trying to maintain their own power while serving two masters.

      • Hated American October 25, 2022 at 7:39 am #

        That nobody was a groomed and recreated CIA shill, complete with fake family, and complete propaganda machine and deep state cover and support. The Bigger the Lie………

    • Jarek October 24, 2022 at 12:15 pm #

      This is how women naturally view the world, always about to play the victim card. Thus the Democrat Party is the party of women and their despicable male enablers.

      And yes, most minorities naturally feel inferior and resentful to Whites so they joined up too.

      • Beryl of Oyl October 24, 2022 at 12:29 pm #

        For a non-victim, you sure do a lot of whining about how women have mistreated you, Jarek.

        • Jarek October 24, 2022 at 12:49 pm #

          Nice, Beryl. I never said there wasn’t such a thing as real victimization. This farrago, this shaming, is a last desperate attempt to keep us on the plantation. It will fail.

          And some women are victimized by men. Paranoids can have real enemies. And prostitutes can be raped.

        • Hereward the Woke October 24, 2022 at 1:04 pm #

          I disagree, Beryl. You have to know women to be mistreated by them.

          • MaryQueen October 24, 2022 at 6:32 pm #

            LOL!

        • Jarek October 24, 2022 at 1:50 pm #

          Herr Cuck gets in some brownie points. He’s one of the rare good boys you sometimes hear about.

          • benr October 24, 2022 at 8:36 pm #

            Victim of his own ridiculous fear and inferiority complex. Bet Lombardo is not even full blood white.

          • benr October 24, 2022 at 8:37 pm #

            Victim of his own ridiculous fear and inferiority complex. Bet jarek is not even full blood white.

          • Jarek October 25, 2022 at 12:46 am #

            Where are you getting that from, white boy?

          • Hated American October 25, 2022 at 7:58 am #

            Seems you touched a nerve, Jarek, judging by the disproportionate pile on. I agree with you, and more. Women are overwhelmingly socialist, control freaks, herd animals/conforming, ignorant, risk averse (unless they want to dress like skanks and get blind drunk). Not bad qualities in the microcosm of the family, but disastrous when applied to society at large. The sad thing is, they don’t seem to realize they are being eradicated, replaced with homo sanctioned and certified “women”, and many happily hand over their babies to be chicken meat for the globohomos. A tranny child is “the new Gucci bag”, you know.

          • Anthea October 25, 2022 at 9:55 am #

            @ benr:

            “Bet jarek is not even full blood white.”

            I’m thinking he has an x chromosome.

          • benr October 25, 2022 at 10:39 am #

            No nerve touched he is just a douche painting all women as being the same.

          • MaryQueen October 25, 2022 at 9:12 pm #

            Jarek’s attracted another psycho to join his women haters club. How cute!

        • Anthea October 24, 2022 at 3:39 pm #

          Yes, the main person playing the victim card around here is Jarek.

          • MaryQueen October 24, 2022 at 6:33 pm #

            And how.

            Maybe he’d like some cheese with his whine.

          • Hereward the Woke October 25, 2022 at 7:30 am #

            Give the guy a break. He’s probably quivering in his lederhosen in his favourite beerhall.

          • MaryQueen October 25, 2022 at 9:13 pm #

            I honestly doubt Jarek every goes out into society unless it’s to the grocery store.

      • SW October 24, 2022 at 12:33 pm #

        No, Jarek, women do not naturally view the world as victims. Some women do but I’ve known some very whiny, entitled men.

        The Democratic Party changed completely after 8 years of the Clintons. All constraints were removed from the banking/Wall Street faction and our economy went from 4% GDP in finance to 40% with awful consequences that hit the fan in 2008. I don’t know what percentage it is today.

        Disastrous trade deals created the Rust Belt and opened the flood gates on the border.

        The medical field got deeper and deeper into profits over patient care and the pharmaceuticals boomed.

        They launched our first “NATO led” war in Serbia setting the stage for other interventions.

        Restrictions in media ownership were discarded and now only a handful of corporations can broadcast — and look where we are.

        And no one has been more destructive than Hillary who emphasized identity politics over unity.

        • Jarek October 24, 2022 at 12:55 pm #

          Almost all women see life that way. It’s a most profound temptation even for very spiritually developed women. The vast majority don’t even see it as temptation – since that would imply they notice it arising. Rather they just assent and succumb immediately. It’s not alien. It’s who they are.

          Truly spiritual cultures know about “spiritual combat” because they practice introspection. We’re far too extroverted for that. We accept everything we think and feel as valuable. Just like Black kids who are encouraged to “shout out their truth” (their nonsense) in school.

          • Beryl of Oyl October 24, 2022 at 1:28 pm #

            What are you even talking about, Jarek?

          • Jarek October 24, 2022 at 1:35 pm #

            Lost already? What a light weight.

          • MaryQueen October 24, 2022 at 6:34 pm #

            This is what happens to someone’s brain when they live in isolation and watch too much porn.

          • Hereward the Woke October 25, 2022 at 7:31 am #

            Have you actually ever met a woman, Jarek? Your own mum doesn’t count.

          • Hated American October 25, 2022 at 8:05 am #

            Agree.

          • MimiTN October 25, 2022 at 3:00 pm #

            “Almost all women”? That is total BS.

        • Beryl of Oyl October 24, 2022 at 1:27 pm #

          Hillary got involved in that identity politics after her husband was impeached over nothing. Yes, she was always heavily into feminism, but after 8 years of the Clintons what happened was Bill had made his peace with the Bush clan.

          • SW October 24, 2022 at 2:28 pm #

            My impression of Hillary is one of cold calculation to advance her own agenda and exploit every opportunity that came her way. Bill should not have been impeached for his blow job (it was a witch hunt just like the Trump ones) but Hillary was quite the fair weather feminist. Bill had been flagrantly cheating on her for years but it was in her best interests to stay married.

          • Beryl of Oyl October 24, 2022 at 3:01 pm #

            Remember when the papers kept saying that Vince Foster was “especially close” to Hillary? What do you think that meant?

          • Paula D October 24, 2022 at 6:01 pm #

            Didn’t Bill as governor of Arkansas make peace with the Bushes by opening up the Mena Airport for them to wage war on the peasants of Central America?

            They used Mena to run drugs (cocaine) in and guns out of the US, and to train the terrorists of that time, the Contras.

            Oliver North was running the operation, but the big guy at that time was George Bush the First.

          • MaryQueen October 24, 2022 at 6:34 pm #

            Hillary is no feminist.

          • Redneck Liberal October 24, 2022 at 8:26 pm #

            Hillary is gone. You won’t see her back, despite how intensely you (plural) suffer from your collective fever dreams.

          • Redneck Liberal October 24, 2022 at 8:30 pm #

            “Bill should not have been impeached for his blow job (it was a witch hunt just like the Trump ones)

            I can only agree with the first sentiment – when Starr went looking for corruption in the Whitewater affair, he quite accidentally stumbled over the little blue dress. It was a joke.

            Trump’s impeachments, particularly the second one, were entirely justified and he was fecking fortunate that the GOP held sway in the Senate and that McConnell is a spineless wimp.

          • benr October 25, 2022 at 10:43 am #

            Redneck and his fevered dreams of getting Orange man bad. Ignoring the steady stream of lies about Trump. I mean he was impeached on perfectly executed lies and media bombardment of said lies.

          • Paula D October 25, 2022 at 2:08 pm #

            What an idiot.
            The sole purpose of impeachment is to remove someone from office.

            The grounds are bribery, treason or high crimes and misdemeanors.

            High crimes are crimes that can only be committed by someone in high places, meaning someone having the power to commit crimes that ordinary people cannot.

            It is completely idiotic to impeach someone who is not in office, without even going into the idiotic and unconstitutional grounds they used.

          • Paula D October 26, 2022 at 10:18 am #

            A high crime, for instance, would be using a billion dollar IMF loan as blackmail to protect your criminal son from prosecution.

            Ordinary citizens are unable to do that. Only someone in a high position can do that, therefore it is a high crime.

          • benr October 26, 2022 at 10:27 am #

            What no snappy come back from the Socialist village idiot? Come on rl get with your propaganda campaign.

          • Redneck Liberal October 26, 2022 at 8:11 pm #

            *I’m* the idiot?

            The insurrection was indeed a high crime – in this case, treason. He was still in office when impeached the second time (January 13th, 2021) for “Incitement to Insurrection”. This was prior to the J6 Committee sorting through all his garbage actions and plots. I hope to see a criminal indictment, and soon.

            As to whether impeachment would have been to simply “removed him from office”, it seems like nothing short of a small nuke at Mar-a-Lardo will achieve that highly desirable outcome. The prick just won’t go away…like a rash that irritates no matter what treatment you apply.

          • MaryQueen October 26, 2022 at 10:05 pm #

            “Hillary is gone. ” Says the nutjob who can’t stop talking about Trump 2 years after he’s been out of office

          • benr October 27, 2022 at 9:22 am #

            @rl

            Perish the thought and imagine his surprise someone said the absolute truth about you.

            Yes, you’re in fact an idiot.

            idiot noun
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            id·?i·?ot | \ ?i-d?-?t \
            plural idiots
            Definition of idiot
            1: a foolish or stupid person
            “… Idiot that I am to wear my heart on my sleeve! …”
            — George Bernard Shaw
            2: a person affected with extreme intellectual disability

            Yep, I looked and damn if the definition is you summed up perfectly.
            I then wondered if it might have a picture of you as well.

            pinterest.com/pin/356628864217935648

          • Paula D October 27, 2022 at 12:47 pm #

            Only an idiot would call a riot a ”high crime”.

            A high crime is something that only a person in a high office can do because of the power of that office.

            There were riots all through 2020 which were for more damaging and lethal.
            These riots were supported and encouraged by the Democrats.

            There was a limited riot at the Capitol on Jan. 6th, were served both to shut down the Constitutional process required to certify the election AND to provide endless fodder for idiots to scream about for the last 2 1/2 years.

            And yeah, Mary is right. Imagine the gall of someone who never stops bitching about Trump complaining about mentioning the crimes of the Clintons.

            Amazing lack of self awareness.

          • Paula D October 27, 2022 at 12:50 pm #

            Only an idiot would say this 2 1/2 years after Trump left office:

            “As to whether impeachment would have been to simply “removed him from office”, it seems like nothing short of a small nuke at Mar-a-Lardo will achieve that highly desirable outcome.”

          • Bobby E October 28, 2022 at 11:55 am #

            “Vince Foster was “especially close” to Hillary? What do you think that meant?”

            It meant Chelsea would be a lot less ugly if she had chosen him over Webb Hubbell.

        • Anthea October 25, 2022 at 10:21 am #

          @ SW:

          The most certain identifying characteristic of a leftist is that they are almost, to a man, government employees/retirees. In that category i would include anyone in some heavily government-subsidized “private enterprise,” along with many of those whose income is derived from various entitlement programs.

          I do have to say that I have known plenty of people who draw Social Security, Disability, welfare, and food stamps, and, among whites at least, they are literally all conservatives. Many of these poor people could very well have earned their own way in the world but were prevented from doing this by government or were impoverished by government. E.g., quite a few were bankrupted by medical costs. Some have felony convictions from possession of marijuana. Granted, some others made some serious mistakes in life, but even with them, government intrusion was probably the main factor in preventing them from bouncing back–by which I mean that there are probably tens of thousands of people, if not millions, who would start their own businesses if government didn’t doing everything possible to prevent people from doing this.

          One guy I know actually did start his own business, after living in poverty (and raising a family) for decades due to a felony conviction. I think the guy is probably a genius–one of those polymaths who can do anything. He is extraordinarily skilled in his current business affairs. There are many, many people like him among society’s outcasts. Much genius thus goes to waste.

          This particular guy, too, is a person of extraordinary modesty and character. My daughter even remarked on this with admiration after spending about an hour in his company. (I was helping him with some business-related computer stuff at my house.)

          But I digress. My point is that many poor people on various bennies would work and contribute, if the could–that is, if government would allow them to. They are often “far right.”

        • niner October 25, 2022 at 11:38 am #

          Very nice, SW.

          Balanced & accurate.

          And the only truth Clinton ever mouthed was (via Carville):

          “It’s the economy, stupid.”

          But I was right there, I’m ashamed to say I voted for that artful seducer. It’s been a long struggle to clear my head after being raised in a gung-ho progressive FDR LBJ family.

          Mr. Kunstler has been a help in this struggle.

  5. kidseyedoc October 24, 2022 at 10:10 am #

    I have lived in Germany for three years, am fluent in German, and regularly read their press.

    JHK is absolutely correct about the current insanity that’s taken hold in Germany.

    His question is appropriate: Are the Germans trying to commit suicide?

    • Amman October 24, 2022 at 10:34 am #

      What is going on in Germany? Has something over-powered the public? What are we not seeing? – Q’, Q’s, and more Questions but no answers.

      • SW October 24, 2022 at 11:41 am #

        I’ve read but don’t know if it’s correct, that the Germans have been told they have natural gas reserves to last the winter so the people aren’t particularly worried.

        • Beryl of Oyl October 24, 2022 at 12:30 pm #

          They’d better go check for themselves.

          • justanotherguy October 24, 2022 at 3:09 pm #

            all is not as it seems. this article asserts that 42mm m3 / day of gas is transiting the ukraine, fees paid to russia, with links to the fact as reported by reuters.

            iaindavis.com/multipolar-world-order-part-4/

            “Despite the slaughter going on in the Ukraine war and all sides’ refusal to unconditionally negotiate, Russia’s “state-owned” private energy corporation Gazprom has apparently settled its dispute with Ukrainian “state-owned” energy corporation Naftogaz and is pumping 42.4 million cubic meters of natural gas a day through Ukraine to Western Europe energy markets.”

            the rest of the article and the series is devastating – an exposition on the multi generational effort to nwo / global totalitarianism. not a comfortable read *at all*

    • Hereward the Woke October 24, 2022 at 1:06 pm #

      I can understand the sheepish volk in the street being supine, but what bugs the heck out of me is why the great Captains of German Industry are going along with policies that will bankrupt them. Why, why, why?

      • justanotherguy October 24, 2022 at 3:11 pm #

        promises, promises, promises

        and corruption of interests – bigger and bigger players becoming useful idiots.

      • Amman October 24, 2022 at 3:55 pm #

        The captains were replaced by Pirates.

    • Night Owl October 24, 2022 at 3:45 pm #

      I live in Germany and disagree.

      Things here are a mixed bag.

      The problem is that there are WEF agents running the governing coalition, and many suspect electoral fraud.

      • Redneck Liberal October 24, 2022 at 8:23 pm #

        Suspicion is one thing, proof is another. Your certainty about the supposed theft of the 2020 Election in the US also lacks any proof, so you’re really just blowing smoke at this point.

        • justanotherguy October 24, 2022 at 11:41 pm #

          Just how stupid are you? Do you make these statements thinking anyone who has seen what then cannot be unseen will be persuaded?

          the movie “2000 mules” is no more than a record of facts that no court would allow to be adjudicated. every attempt to halt the 2020 fraud was dismissed on procedural or jurisdictional grounds. Do you even know what those words mean, much less imply?

          alright, that was funny. who pays you to post like this? if you get a penny a word, i would let them know they’re being ripped off. would you be ok with that?

          • Hated American October 25, 2022 at 8:22 am #

            The old, “keep repeating the lie, and it becomes true”. I have tons of MSM (deep state) media consuming relatives who believe nothing not on CNN, NPR, the WSJ, NYT, etc. One sibling still insists Trump “colluded with Russia”to beat Hilldawg, even though Mueller couldn’t fabricate anything.

          • Night Owl October 25, 2022 at 5:40 pm #

            Never forget the cardboard.

            Cartoon levels of fraud.

          • Redneck Liberal October 25, 2022 at 7:36 pm #

            Oh, right. You’re beyond redemption, you’re so far down the CTNJ rabbit-hole.

            The ridiculously easily debunked “2000 Mules” is now Gospel among you MAGAts, huh, along with a host of other delusional beliefs:

            “The Election was Stolen!”;
            “January 6th was an ordinary Tourist Visit”;
            “The vaccine is a bioweapon”
            “Putin is a great guy!”
            “All the courts are corrupt (if I don’t like the decisions delivered)”
            “Democrats eat babies”

            and on and on…

          • Redneck Liberal October 25, 2022 at 7:42 pm #

            Hated American – yep.

            Trump’s election lie is the most stunning current example of that old Himmler trope. If you bothered to watch the testimony of all the Republican officials who told him the election wasn’t rigged but he wouldn’t let it go.

            Even Bannon explained how it would play out weeks prior to the election, yet you & the twat above you (justanotherguy) and the toxic liar below (Night-Howler-Monkey) still cling to this fantasy.

          • justanotherguy October 25, 2022 at 10:46 pm #

            oooh, struck a nerve on the organ grinder monkey libtard. more please, monkey!

          • benr October 25, 2022 at 11:35 pm #

            @rl. You don’t need to recount the list of facts to us you deny we already know how deluded you are.

          • Night Owl October 26, 2022 at 4:19 pm #

            Someone call the zookeeper.

          • Redneck Liberal October 26, 2022 at 8:15 pm #

            Ha. No answers, then…just ad homs. Yawn.

          • justanotherguy October 27, 2022 at 11:56 am #

            says the idiot who is clearly impervious to ‘inconvenient truths’

          • Night Owl October 27, 2022 at 4:57 pm #

            But when you don’t like the answers, you claim ad hom.

            Yawn.

  6. GreenAlba October 24, 2022 at 10:19 am #

    “Oh, to be a fly-on-the-wall at the first meeting between Mr. Sunak and King Charles.”

    Mr Sunak named his hedge fund ‘Theleme’.

    “Thelema (/???li?m?/) is a Western esoteric and occult social or spiritual philosophy and new religious movement founded in the early 1900s by Aleister Crowley (1875–1947).”

    I think Charles and Rishi will get along just fine.

    • Amman October 24, 2022 at 10:26 am #

      Two mediocrities. Never faced a rough patch in their life. – DUMB & DUMBER

      • White German Shepherd October 24, 2022 at 10:47 am #

        Comments like this make me long for a thumbs up button on this blog.

        ?

        • White German Shepherd October 24, 2022 at 10:48 am #

          Aw the thumbs up Unicode character was reduced to a question mark. :’(

          • Amman October 24, 2022 at 3:57 pm #

            Good one. Unicode thumbs up on a keyboard..

    • Jarek October 24, 2022 at 12:23 pm #

      It means “Will” in Greek I believe. Thus the greeting, Do what thou will shall be the whole of the Law. To which one responded, Love is the Law. Love under will.

      St Augustine also said. Love and then do what you will – thus reversing it. His version makes more sense, at least for most. Though others have said Will is the first or dominant aspect of Divinity, we are not God….

      Of course we can be the little gods of our lives, but only within strict limits.

      • justanotherguy October 24, 2022 at 3:13 pm #

        stating “love and do what you will” is inclusive and causal, not contradictory. do one and the other is permissable.

      • niner October 25, 2022 at 12:06 pm #

        It seems entirely possible to love evil.

        We watch it daily.

        • justanotherguy October 27, 2022 at 11:55 am #

          true, very. but the quote was from st. augustine – pretty sure the context determines meaning in this.

    • MaryQueen October 24, 2022 at 6:36 pm #

      Zounds!! It sure looks like it.

  7. Zoltar October 24, 2022 at 10:22 am #

    Hope springs eternal in the heart of our host, but I will be pleasantly surprised if Durham’s “investigation” ever catches a single big fish.

    I also see no reason to be confident that the Dems will not be able to employ the same tactics to steal the midterm elections that slipped “Joe “Biden” into the Oval Office.

    Nor is Dr. Mengele, er, Fauci ever likely to be brought to justice.

    As a society we seem to be past any remedy for even the most egregious malfeasance. Perhaps this is what Chaos is.

    • Amman October 24, 2022 at 10:39 am #

      I don’t think anything or anyone can break DC power. So it, the Challenge, will likely come from State Governments SG’s for whom the horror and amazement has reached a tipping point.

      • Disaffected October 24, 2022 at 10:56 am #

        Or externally from Russia and China if/when DC keeps up with their shit.

      • Hereward the Woke October 24, 2022 at 1:08 pm #

        Agreed, Amman. Too many people are still pinning their hopes on the GOP and Trump to wave a magic wand and turn DC back into the shining city on the hill. Not going to happen. The only hope – if there is one – are popular-backed breakaways via the states.

        • Amman October 25, 2022 at 4:00 pm #

          Hope is a good neighbor. Ideally in a self-reliant community a few time zones away from the East and West Coasts.

    • Redneck Liberal October 24, 2022 at 8:20 pm #

      “Hope springs eternal in the heart of our host, but I will be pleasantly surprised if Durham’s “investigation” ever catches a single big fish.

      If you’re fishing where there are no fish, this is the result you’ll always get.

      • benr October 25, 2022 at 3:20 pm #

        Or in your case fishing in progressive sewers gives you a catch of worm filled turds. Surprising you are still to obtuse to understand your ideas are garbage and your beliefs are the sludge left over after the delumper phase in waste water treatment. Yes Rl no one wants the shit you serve up weekly. Bereft of a clue and beyond destructive.

        • Redneck Liberal October 25, 2022 at 4:42 pm #

          Lol. You’re really pathetic, wee ben. Always dissing with such vehement rancour! Flailing about in your impotence.

          • benr October 25, 2022 at 11:37 pm #

            Glad to be of service to your delusional ass.

          • benr October 27, 2022 at 9:40 am #

            We can now add actual racists to the list of descriptors.

            Thank you for confirming the obvious fact when a leftist turd such as yourself runs around squealing like a pig calling people racists you are in fact projecting your own thoughts onto others.

            Sorry to any actual pigs I just offended throughout the multiverse that can actually read this.

          • spaingaroo October 28, 2022 at 9:13 am #

            we need up and downvotes so you could see the ratio you are creating.
            Zerohedge has a good system for this.
            You would be one of those in -30000

  8. Armenio Pereira October 24, 2022 at 10:22 am #

    Can we humans create anything that wasn’t meant to be?
    If The Creator didn’t want us to make “mistakes”, “mistakes” wouldn’t have been created.

    The inevitable is hassle-free, in spite of our prejudices.
    The art of living may well be learning how to seamlessly integrate with the unavoidable.

    Adapt or die?
    Adapt, and then die.

    The (paradoxical) art of living: how to effectively occupy our waking hours doing a bunch of poorly thought-out things.

    Religion won’t save us. There’s nothing to be saved, really, ’cause we aren’t lost, we’re only oblivious to what life’s all about (to kill, until one gets killed; otherwise, how could we feed ourselves and our loved ones? For the vegetarians out there: please remember that plants are living entities, and that trees don’t bear fruit all year ’round, and not in the quantities required to feed large groups – after all, Eden was intended for Adam and Eve, not for Adam, Eve and an expansive cohort of descendants.)

    Religion will – eventually – give us peace of mind.
    That’s enough.

    Thank you for reading – have a nice week.

    • Jarek October 24, 2022 at 12:26 pm #

      Well it’s not all or nothing. There are shades. Some beings are more conscious than others.

      Terry Schiavo wasn’t a vegetable, but neither was she human any more. She had the consciousness of a mammal. This makes normal people very uncomfortable. So it goes.

      • Hated American October 25, 2022 at 8:15 am #

        Schiavo was human. She was a brain-injured human, but still human. Demented humans do not stop being human when they become demented. Our humanity does not depend upon our mental function/capacities. That is a Gates/Schwab/Harari argument, and a VERY slippery slope. They have decided who are worthy to live and die based on utility…to THEM, and wealth. The noxious utterings from the WEF shills reveal that THEY are the ones least worthy to decide ANYONE’S future or worth. Schiavo’s humanity exposed the LACK of humanity in those relegating her to the “better off dead” pile. How we treat these “least among us” is important.

        • Jarek October 25, 2022 at 11:28 am #

          Good points, but she was not longer in a human state. We share an evolutionary history with the animals, and she was back with them in the personal sense.

          As the Kabbalah states, there is the Pillar of Mercy and the Pillar of Severity, and in between them, the inconspicuous Pillar of Wisdom. Either of the two will destroy a person or culture if clung to. The Elite have long used our obsession with the Pillar of Mercy to ruin us with mass immigration. Only Wisdom will save us at this point. Alas, it was never valued that much in Christianity even though Christ said to be as wise as serpents.

          • Hated American October 25, 2022 at 11:53 am #

            Ah, there’s the difference. In my faith, one does not revert to animal status with diminished brain function/disability. We are made in the image of God, despite suffering slings and arrows in this fallen world…although when the Mark of the Beast is demanded, that will change. There is a vast difference in caring for our disabled, and having open borders forced on us and offering unlimited freebies on whitey. As far as what is valued in Christianity, “failure to maintain the standard does not invalidate the standard”. I do agree that Christianity has been used against Christians by non-Christians who tell them what Christianity is, especially by the “taqquiya” religions/ethnicities, which Christianity is not. And at this point, nearly all churches have been infiltrated by marxists/globalists and serve satan, not Christ. Importing illegals pays well.

        • benr October 25, 2022 at 3:25 pm #

          When Terry Schiavos usefulness was over they cast her aside and no amount of pink hair dye was going to change that fact. Odd how the left pretended to be anti war and double down in all of them now. Even more was the #metoo movement started reeling in leftist scum look how fast they were cast aside. I can’t wait to see the vile Blm and antifa movements cast aside as Wei.

          • benr October 27, 2022 at 9:24 am #

            Stupid tablet.

    • SpeedyBB October 27, 2022 at 4:46 pm #

      Can you deliver this sermon and juggle at the same time?

  9. Amman October 24, 2022 at 10:23 am #

    Louisiana? Five cheers to them!!!!!

  10. beantownbill. October 24, 2022 at 10:26 am #

    Jim, excellent summary on what’s happening here and in Europe. I even had to look up the meaning of dampfnudeln – steam noodles.

    Not that I’m into Eastern philosophy, but I once read the I Ching. Its operating principle is that everything changes except change itself. I’m not sure where you stand on that, but when I read your missives, I see your anger, sadness and frustration, and yes, your optimism.

    I’m doubtful I will survive the coming shitstorm. Our generation is washing away by the tides of history. I’ve always embraced change, but I’ve never felt so alienated from our society. Now I now what it’s like to be locked up in an insane asylum.

    We are in a well-directed horror movie. The kind where the tension slowly builds, the music is ominous, and you know that any moment something terrible is about to be sprung on us on-screen. That’s how I feel about the coming elections.

    We’re pausing at the high point of the roller coaster, waiting for the plunge down the steep slope. In a thousand years, what will they say about our generation as they roast squirrels over the campfire?

    • Islander October 24, 2022 at 10:48 am #

      Very well written, Beantownbill.

      Beantown used to be a locus of brainiacs.

      What happened???

      What happened to science at MIT?

      What happened to the dense brain swarm of Route 128?

      How come the second-tier university BU is now producing deadly covid variants in their gain-of-function lab?

      How is this even legal?
      AFAIK BU has a B3-level lab.

      Will the new mantra be not “Banned in Boston” but “Escaped in Boston”??

      Anyhow, another excellent distillation and “pulling together” by JHK.

      • beantownbill. October 24, 2022 at 11:37 am #

        Power corrupts, that’s what has happened.

      • draupnir October 24, 2022 at 12:12 pm #

        No mentioned was the fact that it was only tested on a group of specially bred, vitamin D deficient, mice, so take your vitamin D. Add a bit of zinc and quercetin starting in the fall. supplementing vitamin C never hurts, either.

        • MaryQueen October 24, 2022 at 6:39 pm #

          Top that off with elderberry syrup and you should be good to go.

          • draupnir October 24, 2022 at 11:26 pm #

            I’ve had trouble finding that. Elderberry wine seems scarce, too.

          • MaryQueen October 25, 2022 at 7:32 pm #

            Crazy! My neighbor gave me a HUGE bag I froze and was able to make a quart of syrup from just a small amount – so I have enough for months to come. A batch of syrup lasts like 2-3 months (because the recipe has honey in it guess). I used to buy it online from iHerb.com.

          • Islander October 27, 2022 at 1:45 pm #

            There were large elderberry bushes in a section of our road that dipped down into a swampy bit.
            That is the habitat they seem to like. I see some of them in growing in areas that I can’t easily access.

            When the berries were ripe we would hold a cluster of berries so that they all could be crammed into your mouth at once and squooshed around until mashed enough to be swallowed. Could be messy, but who knows, maybe conferred life-long health benefits.

            In German they are called Holunderbeeren. My German friend (from Schweinfurt, Franconia) told me, the tradition was to gather the blossoms, dip them in a batter, and deep-fry them. This didn’t sound too appetizing to me, but she said they were delicious, but could cause a bad stomachache.

      • Jarek October 24, 2022 at 12:27 pm #

        There’s still a good lab in Cambridge making robots for policing and/or war.

      • niner October 25, 2022 at 12:46 pm #

        A native Bostonian attributes the changes to militarization of intellect and funding.

        commondreams
        org/views/2022/09/25/spoils-war-why-boston-no-longer-athens-america ;

    • Disaffected October 24, 2022 at 11:02 am #

      In Hawaii, they call them manapua. Steam dumplings, usually filled with a sweet pork mix. A guilty pleasure available on almost any street corner when I was there. Great for Boston Marathon runners too!

    • malthuss October 24, 2022 at 1:32 pm #

      Our generation is washing away by the tides of history
      /Interesting.

      I Ching. One could study that book for years. I never really got it.

    • benr October 27, 2022 at 9:35 am #

      I just spent three days wandering around ground zero for weirdos.

      Disneyland!

      I have never seen a collection of obese middle-aged women with bizarre choices in hair color.

      I had the sneaking suspicion the various colors of green, red, blue, purple and pink were code and not just someone trying to make themselves even uglier and less attractive.

      The happiest place on earth not so much.

  11. Hardrock October 24, 2022 at 10:30 am #

    A close examination of the motivations of US foreign policy leaves one in total despair. The record is clear, we fight for the profit of the rich and powerful while the flower of American manhood suffers the consequences. Juxtaposed with the promise of freedom and liberty by the true Patriots of the Revolution, the stark contrast between the Camelot we planned, and the current ruined kingdom could not be greater.

    Like others here I question whether anything will change after the election….even if there is a Republican landslide. 95% of our leaders are too intoxicated with their own power and only champ at the bit to wreak their revenge on their political opponents. All the while, the fabric of society frays further….witness the radical decline of math and reading scores.

    Ron Unz provides an interesting look into the parallels of the run up to WWII and the coming WWIII for those interested. Not going to post the link because other such attempts have led to the whole post being deleted…..anyway, it’s an interesting read.

    • JohnAZ October 24, 2022 at 11:52 am #

      If the GOPs that are elected are Deep State RINOS or convert to that shortly after election, forget any change.

      If true conservatives, MAGA followers are elected and are not corrupted by DC, we might see some changes.

      Watching Nancy Pelosi hand over that gavel will be sweet, but if a wimp like the last GOP speaker shows up, the election is wasted.

      I watch the Dems right now, very confident and wonder what they are drinking, or smoking. Possibly they believe that due to their having just about every institution locked into the Deep State, nothing will change much. Lock in about twenty GOP RINOs in the House and nothing changes. And the idea that a 50 – 50 split in the Senate will enable Harris to be very powerful, especially with foreign treaties and the judiciary,, scary.

      Trump never had the power base in the Deep State due to RINOs, putting more power to the Left and halting him in his tracks.

      If the Congress changes and things get better, progress will be made. If nothing changes, mayhem will ensue, the Deep State will dig in deeper and Uniparty will ensue. Voter response will legitimately become more,

      “It makes no difference who I vote for”.

      Watch Tucker and Hannity talking about Blake Masters and Kari Lake in Arizona being held up as the future of true Republicanism. Masters will rip up Dems control of the Senate, and Lake is going to be a another kick ass Governor like Abbott, DeSantis or Noem.

      The primary knock in the ads against Lake is that she wants to secede from the Federal government and the fear of being gimme cut off is primary. Watch, she scares the absolute shit out of the Left, especially the media. Like Trump, she plays the media, showing the public how really terrible and bias they are. She has watched the media playground, having been there for thirty years.

      • Beryl of Oyl October 24, 2022 at 12:34 pm #

        Kari knows exactly how to handle the media.

        • MaryQueen October 24, 2022 at 6:40 pm #

          That’s why they treat her way worse than any other candidate. Their headlines about her are ridiculous.

          “Science denier Kari Lake” or “Election denier Kari Lake” start out every headline.

          • niner October 25, 2022 at 1:14 pm #

            Kari is a beauty, a woman to be proud of.

            Right now she has no equal for poise and wit and warrior spirit.

        • Jarek October 25, 2022 at 8:44 pm #

          Yes, call her an opponent a racist for not being able to laud the mediocre Latino culture.

          Someone should ask Kai to thing of some good things to say about the “White community”. Watch HER hem and haw.

    • elysianfield October 24, 2022 at 12:34 pm #

      https://www.unz.com/runz/world-war-iii-and-world-war-ii/

      • spaingaroo October 28, 2022 at 9:18 am #

        yes, tremendously good article, as almost all of Ron’s work.
        (excepting his work on the vaccines, but everyone seems to have a blind spot)
        I am sure I do too

  12. neurodoc October 24, 2022 at 10:30 am #

    Another highly articulate description of current situation in ‘Amerika,’ but with a good deal of optimism in the court system and elections. I hope JHK is correct in his predictions, but I fear that corruption in the courts and the voting system is too far entrenched, and too many of those in power are paid off massively, to allow any semblance of justice or fairness. I just keep thinking about Mark Twain’s famous statement, that ‘if voting mattered, THEY wouldn’t let us do it.’ Hope Twain turns out wrong on this one. We’ll know soon.

    • SW October 24, 2022 at 12:17 pm #

      I hope the Republicans win the Senate so Fauci can be investigated under oath.

      • cbeard October 24, 2022 at 5:26 pm #

        The Republicans will not do anything to Fauci. They are part of the uni-party. Nothing will change. At least not for the better. They let the stolen election happen and they have done nothing about the Covid mess. Trump himself is still pushing the vaccine. There should be hundreds if not thousands charged with treason and doing time behind bars. Even better would be firing squads.

      • MaryQueen October 24, 2022 at 6:41 pm #

        A Republican put Fauxi where he is.

        • SW October 24, 2022 at 7:15 pm #

          We’ll never see Fauci or Birx behind bars or even their lavish pensions revoked. I am just hoping that under oath, confronted with the facts, they will have to admit they “mislead the public.” That’s about all we’ll get but an added bonus might be that the covid vaccine is removed (or not enforced) from recommended childhood vaccines.

      • benr October 25, 2022 at 4:12 pm #

        Please he has been a good minion the democrats won’t allow him to be prosecuted.

    • elysianfield October 24, 2022 at 12:38 pm #

      ” but I fear that corruption in the courts and the voting system is too far entrenched…”

      Doc,

      Even were it not, we have two, possibly three generations lost to “our” culture. It will not get better because it cannot get better.

      • cbeard October 24, 2022 at 5:29 pm #

        Exactly elysianfield, “our” culture is rotten and has been for a long time. I agree, it cannot get better. There aren’t enough people with balls to do it.

  13. Beryl of Oyl October 24, 2022 at 10:46 am #

    The quote at the top is the perfect lead-in to today’s piece.

    As for today’s piece, it takes aim for the moon and the stars; it hits the moon and the stars.

    • Jarek October 24, 2022 at 12:31 pm #

      There is little hope for America until people can see that you eat at McDonald’s. If they can’t see something as simple as that, how can they see through denser fields of obscuration?

      • Beryl of Oyl October 24, 2022 at 12:36 pm #

        My McDonald’s is under construction. No one can eat there.

        Btw, I just learned that “pumpkin creme cold brew” exists. Aieee!

        I guess people got sensitive about pumpkin spice.

        • Jarek October 24, 2022 at 12:57 pm #

          You are coming closer to a full admission. Perhaps there is hope…..

        • Bilejones October 24, 2022 at 1:15 pm #

          It’s quite remarkable the extent to which people will go in the attempt to prove that Pumpkins are a source of food.

          • Anthea October 24, 2022 at 4:18 pm #

            @ Bilejones:

            As a soapmaker, i’ve long been surprised and puzzled by all the people who want to make pumpkin-spice scented soaps at this time of year. I can’t imagine why anyone would want to smell like pumpkin.

            There does seem to be a certain mania among soapmakers for dumping food items into soap. One of the most popular is oatmeal-milk-and-honey, which is a fragrance oil offered by many suppliers. It smells like Play Doh. Absolutely disgusting fragrance.

        • Jarek October 24, 2022 at 1:33 pm #

          So Pumpkin pie is a lie?

          People used to think that tomatoes were deadly poison too. And indeed, don’t eat the leaves. Most things aren’t good to eat!

          • Anthea October 24, 2022 at 4:13 pm #

            Pumpkin pie filling is actually made with sqash, since there are varieties of squash that are far sweeter and tastier. Pumpkin doesn’t really cut it. My personal favorite is the Kabocha squash. If you keep an eye out you can probably find some at this time of year. The Black Futsu squash is also supposed to be very good, but I’ve never been able to find any.

          • Beryl of Oyl October 24, 2022 at 4:35 pm #

            Sweet potato pie is quite good, my black friends would insist it was better than pumpkin.

            I made a squash pie once. Not bad. Hard to wreck it.

          • Jimpa October 24, 2022 at 5:23 pm #

            My wife just made a pumpkin pudding. Yes, from an actual pumpkin. It was quite tasty.

          • BackRowHeckler October 25, 2022 at 8:44 am #

            I can’t tell you how much I love Pumpkin Pie, topped with whipped cream.

          • Jarek October 25, 2022 at 11:30 am #

            It’s poison, I tell you it’s poison!

  14. mitchellc October 24, 2022 at 10:53 am #

    As long as one keeps insisting they have agency, they will never understand the truth of the matter and continue to be disappointed, angry and or depressed.

    If you had a clear objective perspective, it would be apparent that nations are simply manageable political units designed for maximum effective control

    Like an ant farm, the managers need only feed, water and supply. But what if the farm needs a reset or cleaning, a different approach to maintain the entertainment?

    But what’s happening inside the cage? Do the ants persist in attempting to manage their affairs? After all, in each colony they were told they were special, had a glorious history and promising future.

    Why can’t they collectively address the issues of overshoot, depletion and degradation? What’s going on in the great outside where their ant cousins live relatively free and are harassing the owners in their very homes?

    • Islander October 24, 2022 at 11:41 am #

      “As long as one keeps insisting ONE HAS agency, “

      • justanotherguy October 24, 2022 at 11:47 pm #

        Q in training?

        😉

        • Islander October 25, 2022 at 8:30 am #

          Ha ha.
          Not “in training.”

          Bottom line for posters with the supercilious Mitch attitude is impeccable grammar.

  15. Beryl of Oyl October 24, 2022 at 11:08 am #

    I’ve been listening to the radio a bit more lately, and listening to the stations that skew younger, which is a change for me.

    What they have now on those stations is mostly what we used to call Muzak, just a newer version of it.

    The Auto-tune vocals predominate. This too me is an updated version of the Milli Vanilli scandal. There have always been singers who have been no great shakes, but they sang the words to some great pop tunes.

    Then there were the singers who sang their own compositions, and they could be pretty bad and nobody cared.

    You had singers who were so-so but great performers.

    Some could go off pitch but had beautiful voices otherwise, that people loved to hear. Kenny Rogers comes to mind.

    What’s different now is we have throwaway overproduced crap “sung” by people who may or may not be able to even carry a tune, but they fit the right demographic.

    Kind of like Milli Vanilla looked cute in the videos where they didn’t even sing.

    Anyway, because I’m going were the young people tend to be listening, I’m hearing what they hear, and the patter from the DJs (who aren’t really DJs because they aren’t there in the studio) is making light of things like inflation.

    They have call-in contests to win money because “inflation”, like it’s just this phenomenon we are all in together, aren’t we having fun?

    Then there is the vaccine propaganda in the ads. Ads telling you that you should get a shot don’t have the same requirement that actual ads for a particular vaccine would have, in that they would have to list side effects.

    This is how they get around that.

    So, the “music” is propagnda in itself, because the artists can’t really be called artists because artists have skill and talent, you have the DJS doing political commentary in disguise, and you have the PSAs or whatever they are pushing the Vaxx hot anfd heavy. And that’s before the news even comes on.

    It’s as if there never where any revelations about the shots at all.

    • BackRowHeckler October 24, 2022 at 11:56 am #

      Yes, commercial radio is pretty much dead. The ad revenue just isn’t there, and the DJs you cite are making minimum wage — that’s if they aren’t interns working for free.

      Try listening to a few hours of NPR, if you can stand it. Last week I tuned in on the car radio to a long interview of a lesbian married couple setting up household in Brooklyn — the color curtains they those, how they decorated their bedroom, their eclectic, welcoming neighborhood … the interview interspersed with insider LBGQT jokes — intriguing stuff. I know, why didn’t I change the station? Not sure. Too lazy, curious as to where the story was going, astonished at the banality of it etc.

    • Penelope Dreadful October 24, 2022 at 12:25 pm #

      The Nazis did this too!

      “In Nazi Germany, a chief role of culture was to disseminate the Nazi world view. One of the first tasks Nazi leaders undertook upon their ascension to power in early 1933 was a synchronization (Gleichschaltung) of all professional and social organizations with Nazi ideology and policy. The arts and cultural organizations were not exempt from this effort. Joseph Goebbels, the Minister for Popular Enlightenment and Propaganda, immediately strove to bring the artistic and cultural communities in line with Nazi goals. The government purged cultural organizations of Jews and others alleged to be politically or artistically suspect.”

      • Jarek October 24, 2022 at 12:36 pm #

        Christian Europe did it too! Get ready for it: All Cultures do it. If you don’t get people on the same page, you don’t have a Culture.

        Of course there are high cultures and low cultures. And growing cultures and dying cultures. And fake cultures. Ours is dying culture using the past as a crutch. Lots of fakery too. Nazi Germany was a new and growing culture.

        What about the Teutonic gene for violence? Well all people have it. If you lose touch with it, you are quickly ended by your neighbors who have no.

        • messianicdruid October 24, 2022 at 12:41 pm #

          The gene for violence is called fear. You kill what scares you, after you’ve had too much. Some people kill themselves, not knowing this.

          • Jarek October 24, 2022 at 1:02 pm #

            Did you ever hunt rabbits? Where you scared?

            Please reconsider. You don’t know yourself I’m afraid.

            But yes, fear and violence are related. A frightened animal is dangerous. Whites need to become good animals again. Many Whites just caught in the “freeze” and allow themselves to be brutalized.

            Fight or flight. Freeze is legitimate in some cases. To get along in school, jobs, and relationships, people get used to passivity or freeze – and use it even when it utterly inappropriate.

          • messianicdruid October 24, 2022 at 5:02 pm #

            “You don’t know yourself I’m afraid.”

            No need for fear, all will be revealed.

        • Penelope Dreadful October 24, 2022 at 12:43 pm #

          Not all cultures do it politically from the top down, and in such an organized way.

          • Jarek October 24, 2022 at 1:06 pm #

            True. The Nazi movement was a desperate attempt to save Germany from the alien force of the proto-New World Order. When can only speculate what it could have become if it had been over to fend it off.

            The United States is the belly of that beast. No such heroic effort is likely to be seen here. People can’t even understand that “Capitalism” is the enemy at this point.

          • Jarek October 24, 2022 at 1:06 pm #

            correction: able to fend it off

          • MaryQueen October 24, 2022 at 1:09 pm #

            Killing the Jewish population was ‘fighting the new world order”?

            Sure, Jan.

          • Jarek October 24, 2022 at 2:02 pm #

            Down shit’s creek sans paddle going towards the falls, Mary emits soundbites that edge towards screams.

          • Uncle Bob October 24, 2022 at 8:39 pm #

            So Jarek, how many times have you been unable to secure a loan because you mentioned to the loan officer, “Ya know, the world would’ve been so much better off if the Nazis had killed ALL the Jews, not just six million of them”?

            You DO realize Jesus was crucified as a sacrifice in order to pay for all the sins of all non-God beings, and not as some Jewish plot to dominate the world, right? If not, you may want to consult with clergy.

          • justanotherguy October 24, 2022 at 11:49 pm #

            one day, the germans just went crazy, for no reason that anyone wants to know.

            is asking ‘what made the germans so crazy’ off limits?

          • Jarek October 25, 2022 at 12:52 am #

            Bob: And who crucified him again? Get a loan? Are you implying that Jews control the financial system. What a character!

            But yes, no I wouldn’t tell him. I keep secrets from Dentists and Doctors too!

            Oh and have they repented for doing that, Bob? Or as Maimondides said, Was it a good deed?

          • benr October 25, 2022 at 4:15 pm #

            Who crucified Jesus well that’s easy the Romans did to pacify the Jews of course. They could have said no but did not.

        • elysianfield October 24, 2022 at 12:43 pm #

          ” Christian Europe did it too…”

          Jarek,
          As did the land of 1000 Buddas….

          Bittersweet.

          • Jarek October 24, 2022 at 1:10 pm #

            The Remnant, a traditional Catholic paper, always has many interesting things to say. About how many Missionaries were able to enter Tibet and how few ever returned. The Tibetan monks had (have?) a process whereby they can leave monkhood for awhile, kill, and then rejoin.

            They didn’t have much of an army, but they were quite serious about protecting their culture.

            Another tidbit, one of the Popes corresponded with Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy. He agreed that Yankee Capitalism was a new and great evil that threatened the entire world. How right he was.

          • BackRowHeckler October 24, 2022 at 7:24 pm #

            Jefferson Davis corresponded with Oscar Wilde as well, two Rebels on opposite side of the Atlantic.

          • Uncle Bob October 24, 2022 at 9:13 pm #

            Jefferson Davis also adopted an orphaned slave boy as his son.

            Northeastern bankers coerced Lincoln into opposing secession because they risked financial ruin because the slaves, being collateral for millions of dollars of loans, were no longer within United States territory. His first attempt at reconciliation, for example his comments about saving the Union by not freeing slaves, failed because southerners didnt trust him. So, using the logic of “what’s 750,000 lives and multiple violations of the US Constitution when the economy races ruin?”, the South was maneuvered into war via the Star of the West episode and the bombardment of Fort Sumter.

          • justanotherguy October 24, 2022 at 11:53 pm #

            i really like this line of recounting.

            remember andrew jackson’s second campaign slogan?

            “bank and no jackson, or jackson and no bank”

            his battles, fought and won, against the tool nicholas biddle, are the stuff of legend. i’m surprised they haven’t torn down the protrait on twenty dollar bills.

            or from kennedy halves, for that matter…

          • Jarek October 25, 2022 at 12:54 am #

            Andy wouldn’t shake hands with Blacks either. This place was for us – period. No fucking around. Want to create a nation without fanaticism? Go back to sleep. Don’t even bother, losers.

          • SpeedyBB October 27, 2022 at 10:24 pm #

            Vlad, one story from Bali intrigued me.

            During the Dutch colonial era. the Catholic Church sent a missionary who lived, if I am not mistaken, in Singaraja, a cosmopolitan city on the north coast.

            After many years of effort, this priest had managed to convert precisely one Balinese to Catholicism, requiring him not only to renounce his Hindu heritage but also to become an outcast from the tight society of his banjar (village social matrix).

            In the event, that convert proceeded to murder the priest.

            In contemporary programmed thought, we would jump to “he priest abused the fellow and he reacted, with shame and rage” but there is no evidence whatsoever to support that conclusion.

            It is likely that the Balinese felt shock, bewilderment and deep buyer’s remorse at having been forced to shun his social upbringing.

            From that point onward, the Church was careful to send out priests at least two at a time, hoping they would be able to cover for one another.

        • Beryl of Oyl October 24, 2022 at 12:45 pm #

          IDK, we have always had a lot of artists who were counter to the prevailing culture, that is, until the second decade or so of this century.

          The old, talented “stars” are being replaced with generic ones who fit the right worldview. Talent itself is passe, it is politically incorrect.

          No I can’t do accent marks.

          • Jarek October 24, 2022 at 1:53 pm #

            Yes, they helped to overthrow the old United Sates. Was that good or bad? I thought you thought it was bad?

            Now do you see why art is regulated by healthy States? You can’t have it both ways.

          • Redneck Liberal October 24, 2022 at 8:01 pm #

            “é”

            If you’re on an MS desktop, open “character map”

      • MaryQueen October 24, 2022 at 1:10 pm #

        I do believe the Dada movement grew in direct defiance of this.

        • Beryl of Oyl October 24, 2022 at 1:32 pm #

          They said Clint Eastwood with that chair was Dadaism.
          It went over my head.

          • MaryQueen October 24, 2022 at 6:44 pm #

            Marcel Du Champ shitting in a jar was Dadaism too.

          • spaingaroo October 28, 2022 at 9:25 am #

            Mary that wasn’t Duchamp.
            when one knows not anything at all, there is always the internet.
            Also, not considered Dada and many many years later.
            “Artist’s Shit (Italian: Merda d’artista) is a 1961 artwork by the Italian artist Piero Manzoni. The work consists of 90 tin cans, each reportedly filled with 30 grams (1.1 oz) of faeces, and measuring 4.8 by 6.5 centimetres (1.9 in × 2.6 in), with a label in Italian, English, French, and German stating: Artist’s Shit Contents 30 gr net Freshly preserved Produced and tinned in May 1961.
            en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artist’s_Shit

        • Jarek October 24, 2022 at 1:54 pm #

          It was complete nihilism. You really have no compass. You are swinging wildly all over the place.

          Hillsdale rejects everything you believe in, btw.

          • Q. Shtik October 24, 2022 at 3:32 pm #

            Hillsdale rejects everything you believe in, btw. – Jar

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

            LOL, who or what is Hillsdale?

            You need some other kind of diversions. Watch Friday Night HS football or go to a pool room or something.

          • Anthea October 24, 2022 at 4:31 pm #

            @ Q. Shtick:

            I told him he should get a job with a travelling carnival.

            You may remember from “Stranger in a Strange Land,” that Valentine Michael Smith and Gillian decide to join a carnival. They travel around and meet interesting people.

            But since I just had a load of firewood delivered today, I am thinking that Jarek should hire on cutting and splitting wood. Maybe some tree work of the kind that’s higher off the ground too. Nothing like scampering around the treetops while holding a chainsaw to focus the mind.

          • MaryQueen October 24, 2022 at 6:45 pm #

            LMAO!

        • Jo-G October 24, 2022 at 5:29 pm #

          From Wikipedia:
          “Dada (/?d??d??/) or Dadaism was an art movement of the European avant-garde in the early 20th century, with early centres in Zürich, Switzerland, at the Cabaret Voltaire (in 1916). New York Dada began c. 1915,[2][3] and after 1920 Dada flourished in Paris. Dadaist activities lasted until the mid 1920s. ”

          I thought it was a reaction to the insanity of the Great War. Is there an art movement in reaction to our current world insanity?

          • justanotherguy October 25, 2022 at 12:05 am #

            “Is there an art movement in reaction to our current world insanity?”

            not permitted. its post modernism until it puts the lotion on its skin, or else it gets the hose again.

            after the lotion, and the tiring pretense of postmodernism, the bricks at the back of the theater, and the details on the sole of the boot 1/4″ from one’s eye.

            or not.

          • MaryQueen October 27, 2022 at 8:16 pm #

            You are right: It was a product of the build-up to WWI not WWII.

          • SpeedyBB October 27, 2022 at 10:36 pm #

            Jo-G:

            Your comment brings to mind our host’s acute observation that we are inundated with “junk culture” and “junk art”.

            I would definitely put the Andrew Warhola oeuvre into that circular file. He was a fashion magazine illustrator whose fashion magazine illustrations, silk-screened by an employee, are now selling for 9 figures. Go figure.

    • Rowdypiglet October 24, 2022 at 1:09 pm #

      Beryl, I no longer think that any revelation, no matter how stunning or where it comes from, will have any effect whatsoever. It’s invariably as if said narrative-shattering revelation never occurred. Is there some critical mass that hasn’t yet been reached? Or is all actual manifest truth just immediately sucked into a black hole where it’s compressed into an infinitely tiny point?

      I don’t know the answer, but clearly no amount of additional information matters. There is a breaking point though, and I suspect it will be brought about not by any sort of information but by physical realities like cold, hunger, uncontrolled and uncontrollable crime.

      • justanotherguy October 25, 2022 at 12:08 am #

        europe might be closer to cold and hungry, but it looks like the tptb have quietly turned on the gas pipe over ukraine.

        which is just amazing, no matter what the narrative currently making the rounds.

        • Hereward the Woke October 25, 2022 at 7:38 am #

          Just: not so far. The autumn is mild and the shop shelves are full. Check back next January.

          • justanotherguy October 25, 2022 at 9:50 am #

            this one merits an eye on now and until something emerges. the potential for cold and hungry and the actuality of it, and the reaction are first order events.

            the gas, at a rate of 42mm m3/day flowing agreeably from russia over ukraine is notable. in fact, its a mind f**k in any current narrative context.

        • niner October 25, 2022 at 1:44 pm #

          @guy

          That is quite hilarious, it’s like the final irony. So will Russia have to bomb their own pipeline to bring EU/NATO/UKR to surrender.

          • justanotherguy October 25, 2022 at 10:41 pm #

            can there be such a subtle plan that not one detail in isolation or with any others rationally associated make sense?

            belief in the midst of this is unnecessary. this is the evil of chaos, the intentional creation of crisis unbounded, with intention proceeding thru a maze in apparently random fashion, confusing any attempt to confront it.

            until it isn’t.

    • malthuss October 24, 2022 at 1:35 pm #

      there is one producer who has made so many ‘hits’ and the songs sound alike. He is MAX MARTIN.

  16. Bilejones October 24, 2022 at 11:12 am #

    “How the Democratic Party became hostage to the worst array of political ideas ever assembled remains a profound mystery.”

    Not to those who noted the centenary of Women’s suffrage.

    • draupnir October 24, 2022 at 12:47 pm #

      All that obnoxious feminism is going to go the way of the dinosaur if times get really tough. All those strong women out there who don’t need no man might suddenly find men a necessary commodity to provide for and protect them and their children, and there will be children, if birth control becomes unavailable and abortions risky again. It’s going to take a team effort to get through it, if things go really bad, and a long, long time to recover, if we ever do (certainly not within the life spans of those now living). Will all those metrosexual soy bois step up to the plate?

      • MaryQueen October 24, 2022 at 1:08 pm #

        We don’t need “a man” if we have a community of men and women that all contribute what they can.

        • Bilejones October 24, 2022 at 1:18 pm #

          Thanks.

        • draupnir October 24, 2022 at 3:29 pm #

          Such communities might be few and far between. What if such a burden can’t be afforded?

          • MaryQueen October 24, 2022 at 6:46 pm #

            They’re going to be formed by necessity. Just like in feudal times.

          • draupnir October 24, 2022 at 11:25 pm #

            Yes, of course, they always do, eventually, but I saw a video some years back, a film of a hunter/gatherer tribe in the Amazon. A woman lost her husband in an accident, and that night she was yelling at one of her sons because earlier in the day he had eaten everything in the hut. She had nothing to feed her children, and not one of her neighbors brought her anything. Her children went to bed hungry that night.

        • justanotherguy October 24, 2022 at 3:43 pm #

          from each according to thir ability, to each according to hir need.

          you really hit that one out of the park, kuqweeeeen

          and why would any man agree to defend a community that saw him as nothing but a slave and cannon fodder?

          • MaryQueen October 24, 2022 at 6:47 pm #

            I guess you don’t know what a community is.

            That’s OK, neither does Jarek.

            Jarek thinks if I share a half of my sandwich with someone that makes me a commie.

            You think if people share work (as people do every day everywhere – I mean normal people not the porn basement dwellers like you & Jarek) then they are socialists and commies.

            Hilarious. Imagine what you could learn living in the real world.

          • Anthea October 24, 2022 at 8:34 pm #

            Communities have always been formed by groups of people who have meaningful relationships with each other: strong friendships and strong family ties.

            I guess some people have never experienced this and find it incomprehensible.

            Presumably, justanotherguy has no expectation that friends or family would take care of him if he fell seriously ill–or that anyone would bring him a bowl of chicken soup and a couple of aspirin if he had a cold. (Perhaps he feels that sick people should only get whatever care they are able to pay for.)

            It seems there are people who are actually ideologically opposed to doing anything for anyone else, or even acknowledging that they have obligations to others. The chief example of this is men who won’t provide for their children. ‘Cause that would be Communism.

          • justanotherguy October 24, 2022 at 9:05 pm #

            sure, play reducto ad absurd-um. everthing you assert is an anachronism in the days when collapse results in the often observed rise of local warlords.

            i suppose you think some amazons are going to come by to defend?

            my family is my first community, of which i am the leader, which i take as my responsibility. the partnership between my wife and i is the foundation of our family, with four children, who understand all this. we have neighbors similarly situated. we all live in an area where the vast majority are of like mind, by intention. we are all capable of defending ourselves, and are constantly lending one another a hand.

            and this is what you describe? i think not.

          • justanotherguy October 24, 2022 at 9:09 pm #

            and, by the way, troll away, you disingenuous petty sophist.

            the question i posed “and why would any man agree to defend a community that saw him as nothing but a slave and cannon fodder?” was perfectly reasonable in the context you describe, but you never answer anything critical sincerely.

            here again on public display.

          • justanotherguy October 24, 2022 at 9:12 pm #

            ant – reading what you’ve written, i perceived you above straw man attacks.

            disappointing, but at least i have seen you engage in critical debates in good will.

            but feminism, circle the troops and attack any criticism, just or not.

            avoiding rational debate and criticism will not repair the damage is feminism is held to be sacrocanct.

            it is far from it, and you might as well get used to it.

          • MaryQueen October 24, 2022 at 9:32 pm #

            Justaguy – that is exactly what I’m describing.

            But your’e so full of hate for everything I post, that you jumped to your stupid conclusions (as usual).

            I pity your wife. JFC, what she must have to deal with.

          • justanotherguy October 24, 2022 at 10:06 pm #

            i don’t hate you, you sad little cat lady.

            i hate your destructive world view, of which you are the thankful victim and loving it, stockholm syndrome style. its a shame you take that crap so seriously, are so positively identified with it, that every criticism of feminism you hear is perceived as a personal attack, returned in kind.

            i bet you aren’t even a cool wine aunt, because you don’t seem to be intelligent enough to do more than occasionally agree, albeit sometimes sensibly, or otherwise engage in silly bickering without a hint of self awareness or even basic rhetorical ability with reasoned points of view.

            no, i cannot hate you, which would be unlikely even in the unlikely event that we should meet.

            i pity you.

          • Jarek October 25, 2022 at 1:03 am #

            Just: I don’t know how often you tune in, but Anthea has said in so many words that women divorcing men at the rate of 70% of the divorces is akin to calling the police on prowlers. In other words, the husbands are the criminals not the wife oath breakers.

            More: In her America, father would have no official rights. If the oath breaker doesn’t want him to see the kids, he doesn’t get to see the kids. Yet she blithely thinks she’s a traditional American – even believing in small government. Who is going to throw the husband out of his own home? Who is going stop him from seeing his own kids? A vast and hostile court system and divorce industry, backed up by all the powers of a police state.

            And the kicker: She likes to compare healthy, vibrant Hispanic families with the largely dysfunctional White ones. There might well be some truth to this – but if so it’s because they haven’t fallen into all this yet and still adhere to the Patriarchal model.

          • justanotherguy October 25, 2022 at 12:23 pm #

            if she wants to make any of those points, i am always interested to hear and understand and test ideas.

            i don’t need any suggestions on anyone’s character or perspectives or actions when they are willing to offer it themselves.

            especially from you – where i come from, we call guys like you “shit stirrers”. it is sometimes useful, or amusing, but much more so irl, face to face.

            you are clearly smart and somewhat well informed, but you don’t seem to care about being so offputting that you really don’t stand much of a chance to be pursuasive.

            maybe you need to get out more.

            youtube.com/watch?v=HivxFBB87-Y

          • Jarek October 25, 2022 at 8:52 pm #

            It’s truly amazing how you can be so awake on the feminist issue, yet totally asleep on the racial issue. Unless you are Black of course, in which case no awakening can ever be expected. Nor would I ever expect you to put us before yourselves the way demented Whites put Blacks ahead of their own flesh and blood.

            Men’s rights, White rights, Bill of Rights – they are not three separate things. They form a tripod, the failing of any one and the others fall.

          • justanotherguy October 25, 2022 at 10:00 pm #

            you may claim anything you please, but any racial issue within my scope of concern will be discussed by me at the time and place of my choosing. that place is not here, not for you, not at your superficial level, not with your know it all imperiousness to nuance.

            why don’t you start with “Reckoning with Race: America’s Failure” Dattel, Gene

          • justanotherguy October 25, 2022 at 10:12 pm #

            adding:

            watch the vid linked above – i think the whispers are for you.

          • Anthea October 25, 2022 at 10:58 pm #

            @ Jarek:

            You have a very poor memory. Perhaps a decline in cognitive functioning. Or maybe the cognitive functioning was imperfect to begin with.

            You stated some time ago that women initiate 70% (?) of divorce proceedings. You apparently thought that this was proof that women were “causing” the high divorce rate. I pointed out that landlords initiate 100% of eviction proceedings. This is not generally viewed as proof that the landlord is at fault. You also implied that women were at fault for “involving the courts,” thus implying that there is something inherently evil about seeking redress through the courts–as presumably in the case of landlords with deadbeat tenants, or tenants who are drug dealers or who are tearing the place up.

            Women file for divorce for the same reason that landlords do, or for the same reason that people file civil suits. E.g., if you pay a company for a product or service and they do not deliver, or if the product or service is faulty or dangerous or has caused you an injury, you will likely file a lawsuit and “involve the courts.” The party that files the lawsuit will invariably be the aggrieved party, and not the other way around. It is not very likely that a deadbeat tenant will go to court to get themselves evicted.

            The arfument that “initiating court proceedings” (usually done by women) indicates that women initiate most divorces is likewise disingenuous. What “initiates a divorce” is the misconduct, dissolute behavior, or irresponsibility of one or the other party. Divorce is “initiated” by adultery, non-support, domestic violence, child abuse, drunkenness, drug abuse, etc. In most cases, divorce is initiated by men. Hence women will in most cases initiate court proceedings.

            Re the matter of father’s not being allowed contact with the children, um, duh. Should a father who has a history of domestic violence, drunkenness, drug abuse, non-support, adultery, etc., be allowed contact with children?

            But to return to the aforementioned cognitive functioning issue: Most women are quite familiar with male deficits in cognitive functioning and the endless refrain that, “I didn’t do that,” and “I didn’t say that,” and “I don’t recall that.” Women are often puzzled by this: “Is this guy a pathological liar, or is he just stupid?”

          • Jarek October 26, 2022 at 12:20 pm #

            Just: In which case, why do you bother coming here at all?

            You’re runnin’. I won.

            Ant: So why did you marry that Ozark lowlife again? I mean what does it say about you? Nuthin’ good, right?

            Probably the same reason you go to church. You don’t believe any of it, but you go for your own reasons. Evil people love convention, since it allows them to hide.

            You married him cuz you wanted to have kids. Then you dealt with him much as the black widow spider deals with her mate.

          • SpeedyBB October 27, 2022 at 11:40 pm #

            Justanotherguy …

            Your comment about community defense brought to mind the unassailable fact that the American military is ready and willing to attack American communities and kill American citizens, following orders as usual. Those orders coming from on high, originating “we-know-where” beyond the Pentagon.

            I have also mused on what would befall the hapless dopes incarcerated in the Colorado Supermax and other such high-security institutions, in case of a general collapse. Would TPTB not have a special mission involving a flyover of Hueys dispensing nerve gas, smothering the joint? Would they bother to tip off the warden and his staff? (Bad idea: the word would leak out to the inmates and there’d be hell to pay.)

            Just like in NuOrleens after the hurricane: the military would pass through, politely-but-firmly request all firearms in the residence and then proceed to annihilate any remaining resistance.

            I come from an Air Force family and am thoroughly familiar with the mentality.

        • Uncle Bob October 24, 2022 at 9:45 pm #

          Mary, you’re sounding like the Hildebeast. Don’t need no man cuz I gots ma village!

          • niner October 25, 2022 at 1:58 pm #

            These personal ad homs do nothing at all for the arguments advanced.

            But they do lower the tone of the room.

          • MaryQueen October 26, 2022 at 10:15 pm #

            Sure I am.

            LOL.

            Idiot.

          • justanotherguy October 27, 2022 at 11:50 am #

            9er – strictly speaking, not an ad-hom. more like a simile with unflattering illustration, a fair one – given kaweeeeeeeeen’s express opinions.

          • MaryQueen October 27, 2022 at 8:19 pm #

            Sure, I’m so much like Hillary that I’ve hated her since she appeared on the scene in the early 1990s.

            She is against every single thing I’m for.

            Uncle Bob made a stupid comparison, and JAG lapped it up like the little yapping poodle he is, desperate to please all the more misogynistic menfolk up here.

      • crudgemudgeon October 24, 2022 at 1:20 pm #

        Western Civ allowed for feminism. Feminism taught the oppression of women by the Patriarchy. Feminists sought to destroy Patriarchy, and they have, wherever tolerant Western values hold sway. So, goodbye Patriarchy, goodbye, West, goodbye feminism. The host has been killed.

        • Jarek October 24, 2022 at 1:56 pm #

          Yes, the triumph of the parasites. Now they shall die screaming about how unfair it all is.

          • justanotherguy October 24, 2022 at 3:40 pm #

            a new feminist project’s exposition:

            theblaze.com/news/author-book-abolish-the-family

            the liner notes really say it all – a firm admission of feminism’s destructive arc towards atomization and neuterization of the foundational institution recognizing and opposing state tyrrany.

            long live daddy state!

            “Abolish the Family traces the history of family abolitionist demands, beginning with nineteenth century utopian socialist and sex radical Charles Fourier, the Communist Manifesto and early-twentieth century Russian family abolitionist Alexandra Kollontai. Turning her attention to the 1960s, Lewis reminds us of the anti-family politics of radical feminists like Shulamith Firestone and the gay liberationists, a tradition she traces to the queer marxists bringing family abolition to the twenty-first century. This exhilarating essay looks at historic rightwing panic about Black families and the violent imposition of the family on indigenous communities, and insists: only by thinking beyond the family can we begin to imagine what might come after.”

        • MaryQueen October 24, 2022 at 6:49 pm #

          WHat a load of bullshit topped with garbage.

          Right now, the trans agenda – run by men – is crushing the last bit of rights any women have.

          When women try to speak, we’re attacked by Antifa and TRAs (mostly men). Then cops side with the thugs. Women in UK have been jailed for misgendering a male. Males are now allowed in our shelters, and prisons, and are raping women in both. Men have taken over our sports and lockerrooms.

          Just shove it with your “women run everything” bullshit. You’re obviously clueless.

          • justanotherguy October 24, 2022 at 9:14 pm #

            the only reply to mq’s horseshit right above is to pass out from the severity of cognitive dissonance on display.

          • MaryQueen October 24, 2022 at 9:30 pm #

            Nice try. You’ll have to disprove what I just claimed and you can’t. As usual, you just look like another moron who attacks the messenger because you can’t stand the truth staring you in the face.

            Of course, you’re not the only crybully up here.

            You may as well join the wokies.

          • justanotherguy October 24, 2022 at 10:13 pm #

            i don’t have to disprove anything you assert – you lead with a claim, its your baby to defend. otherwise, the claim is dismissed. most people here seem to get that.

            trans agenda, men running it. ok, we’re off to a good start. show me your evidence, and we might learn something…

            why don’t you come out of that ugly defensive shell and try reason, be a human instead of a feminist punching bag.

            i believe in holding out a hand to anyone who is willing to try.

            (but sadly, not holding out high hopes)

          • Rowdypiglet October 26, 2022 at 11:48 am #

            I’m always willing to be schooled on this and other issues, but it seems to me that as far as the trans agenda goes, it may be carried out or exploited by men, but it has been largely created and supported by women. Men, in this instance, appear to be the enforcers of something they have not created. I don’t believe it’s something they would EVER have created. In it, I see the end result of the feminization of pretty much everything. I have yet to see a father promoting his child’s transition; on the contrary.

            I don’t know why women are more prone to this, but I relate it to Munchausen syndrome by proxy, defined as “a mental illness and a form of child abuse. The caretaker of a child, MOST OFTEN A MOTHER (my caps), either makes up fake symptoms or causes real symptoms to make it look like the child is sick.”

            Women and men, when they’re the majority in charge of anything, operate in very different ways. I can remember when HR departments existed largely to fill out forms. Once they became full of women, they became more concerned with monitoring behavior for hurt feelings, perceived threats, and offences to various special groups.

            I’m merely making the point that, from my personal observation, women run things very differently from how men run them. Some things are well suited to being run by women; others not. We really are not the same, and that goes beyond biology.

          • MaryQueen October 26, 2022 at 10:17 pm #

            Rowdypiglet, nope.

            Look up ‘visionaries’ like John Money. Sure, there are postmodernist women heros, like Judith Butler. But no way no how is this ‘mostly’ a women-led movement or situation.

            Are a lot of women going along with it? Yep. But I’m not, and neither are millions of other women.

          • justanotherguy October 27, 2022 at 11:43 am #

            rp – couldn’t have said it better.

            i don’t take any joy in having to teach my son the working as you and i see them – its an utter waste of time in the larger sense.

            but i am satisfied that the dysfunction you describe will be self correcting. it is low level insanity, and just like *every* instance of matriarchy’s outcomes in the past, will be collapse from hir internal contradictions and incompatibility with reality,

            or,

            it will continue to assist our civ down the path we’re on – collapse by general defiance of reality.

          • justanotherguy October 27, 2022 at 11:47 am #

            and since rp made the point, which da kaweeeeeen ignored (as usual), it is worth restating.

            its mothers on board with the whole trans fashion for kids, not fathers.

            though the ‘thoughful’ enclaves of the la area probably have some warped men promoting.

            like the dad in that prime time disaster with their adopted boy…. who has been memory holed, now that the purpose has been served.

          • Rowdypiglet October 27, 2022 at 1:31 pm #

            MaryQ, I see many women verbally attacking other women for objecting to men in women’s facilities. I haven’t noticed any women coming to JK Rowling’s defense, though the attacks on her from women are plentiful and vicious. I just don’t see much support from women on this issue, even though women are suffering on account of it.

            The whole inclusivity thing is atypical for men, it’s a women’s phenomenon like prizes for participation. It seems to me that the men who have taken over women’s sports and lockerrooms have done so with the support of . . . women.

            After all, as far as women’s sports go, it would be the easiest thing on earth to shut down men’s participation. All that would need to be done is for women to refuse to participate in any competition that included trans women. If even half the participants refused, that would be the end of it. But in spite of a few walkouts, it isn’t happening. I think that speaks for itself.

            The persecutory HR departments that we see now, with their mandatory CRT training and multiple layers of Dolores Umbridge-like enforcement officers are – as far as I can see – the end result of women being in charge, and women are an overwhelming presence within them. I’m not claiming that all is perfect when men are in charge, just that what they make is noticeably different. I have never seen a man or group of men create this sort of atmosphere from scratch. Weak or fearful men are co-opted into taking part, but they rarely are the creators of this kind of thing. Constant monitoring of speech, looking for offense and a reason to punish – I’m sad to say that, in my personal experience, it’s largely women who do this. This is the flip side of the constant “affirming” of unrealities that is demanded of us.

            My own observation is that women are concerned less with whatever a given entity is tasked to produce, and more with feelings and perceptions. Men, given a specific task, set aside feelings (if they come into it at all) and direct their powers to accomplishing the task. That’s a generalization but, like many generalizations, I’ve found it to be true. I watched this play out a few weeks ago with friends who were cutting firewood. The men just wanted to get it done. Left alone, it would have been over with in an hour. The women wanted to find some part that the kids could play so they could feel important and their feelings wouldn’t be hurt, so they insisted on having them carry all the bits of kindling, getting under the men’s feet and being a nuisance and a hazard. They just could not leave the process alone as long as someone didn’t have a part in it and wasn’t receiving praise. Extrapolate from that, and you’ll see what I mean.

            You can see this clearly in the new and growing focus on feelings and emotional needs in the military. They seem to have forgotten that the military exists to fight and win – but winning would inevitably hurt someone’s feelings so it’s being suggested that we might need to forego winning in favor of safe spaces where we can feel good about ourselves.

            I’ve seen this process in numerous places, as women have attained positions of power and begun to run things. I recognize the same inclination in myself, which is why I personally feel fit to run a household or a quilting club but not a corporation. Again, there are exceptions but this generalization is the end point of my lifetime of experience.

            Feminism is so entrenched in us now that it’s anathema to point out differences between men and women that might suggest we’re each suited to different things. I don’t feel either empowered or offended by any of this. It’s just the result of a lifetime of observation.

          • MaryQueen October 27, 2022 at 8:20 pm #

            Rowdypiglet, just because you don’t ‘see’ support from women doesn’t mean squat.

            It’s going on in great numbers.

            You are ignorant on the subject, fine, just don’t lie about what you don’t know about.

        • Anthea October 24, 2022 at 9:19 pm #

          Women are and have always been the approximately half of all humanity who really count. At the material level, life is basically a reproductive cycle. Women are and have always been central to this. Indeed, among many species, the male is peripheral to the repoductive cycle. He makes a brief appearance during mating season.

          It is said that the evolutionary advantage provided by sexual reproduction is that it facilitates the reshuffling of the genetic deck, thus allowing a species to more readily make adaptive genetic recombinations. In many species, this is the only contribution made by the male.

          In most human cultures, the role of the male of the species has been expanded; his role is to provide the support structure for the female in her role as the creatrix of the continuation of human life: provider and protector.

          This is also the role of the male among most bird species: he helps with the building of the nest, defending the territory, and feeding the young.

          So we may say that the male can (and often does) make a meaningbul contribution to life and its reproductive cycle. He can have value. Is his contribution essential? Sometimes yes and sometimes no. Whether the male can have and equal biological value to the female is a difficult question–though I would say, probably yes.

          But life just inherently gives primacy to the female, so you might say that the life cycle is necessarily matriarchal. If you value life and its continuation, then the cultural focus must be in some respects matriarchal–at least in the sense of placing a very high value on women and children. It is only thus that men can have dignity and value–because that IS their value.

          • MaryQueen October 24, 2022 at 9:30 pm #

            Spot on, yet again.

          • justanotherguy October 24, 2022 at 9:31 pm #

            birds are not humans, who have the longest period of offspring helplessness of any species.

            every species has optimized its reproductive strategies in light of innumerable factors, but the single one above is the most significant to the human pattern.

            with the long care required, the partnership evolved with the men looking outward for resources and guarding against dangers, while the women nurtured and raised the young.

            neither could manage without the other throughout the vast majority of human history.

            so now feminism wants to reorder all this, against our nature, and reap all the rewards while bearing none of the responsibility?

            if this kind of rhetoric is the best you’ve been sold, ask for a refund, give up the envy and bitterness, and be grateful for the gift of sentience before you destroy it with this unworkable bullshit.

          • Anthea October 24, 2022 at 9:40 pm #

            If you think about it, the importance of the male role in various species seems to be entirely a function of the economic need for them to contribute. Among most grazing animals, there is little or no need for them to stick around and contribute. They don’t provide grass or other forage to the females and the young. Thus, in those species the male is almost entirely peripheral.

            Among most bird species, it would be difficult or impossible for the female to hatch and raise the young without the male’s contribution.

            Among humans, the male contribution may or may not be of importance. In some cases, females may be able to manage quite well in nurturing and providing for the young. In some cases she can do so, but only with great difficulty. In other cases it would probably be nearly impossible for her to do so, even with a good all-female support system. This probably mainly depends on climate and the abundance of food and other resources.

          • justanotherguy October 24, 2022 at 9:52 pm #

            an of course, if all we ever had was a matriarchy, we wouldn’t be debating here.

            we’d be shivering in mud huts, considering what child to sacrifice to appease the angry goddess.

            so please, go on. i do enjoy watching while idiots destroy the branch they’re sitting on, even if only one peck at a time.

            enjoy the fall!

          • Anthea October 24, 2022 at 10:13 pm #

            @ justanotherguy:

            My personal view is very much in favor of family formation. Life could be better for everyone (men, women, and children) if most women occupied themselves with children and the care of the home and most men assumed the role of provider and protector. Society should of course allow for both men and women who feel that this is not their vocation and provide them with opportunities to do something else. Also, women who spend their youth devoted to children often find other things to do once the kids are grown. (You should see the old Amish ladies at the produce auctions. They are all business when looking over the cucumbers–clearly planning to make a nice profit on the sale of homemade pickles.)

            I was around back in the late sixties and early seventies, when the feminist move was just getting traction. At that time, pretty much the entire reason the feminist movement existed at all was because of the very large number of women who had become the sole providers of their families. This was usually because Dad had abandoned the family, though sometimes it was because he was just a drunk or a layabout. Thus, the chief demand of feminism at that time was equal pay for equal work–and of course equal opportunity for advancement into higher paying positions.

            One of my old high school friends raised three younger siblings and her daughter alone. This was because she and her siblings’ dad had abandoned the family, her mother had died, and her husband abandoned her and their daughter. She took on this level of responsibility when she was only about twenty–a couple of years out of high school. She was fortunate enough to get a job at the local bank, where it turned out that the women were not paid as much as the men for the same job, nor were the women considered for higher paying positions. When confronted with this, her employer argued that this was because the men had families to support.

            So you can perhaps imagine my friend’s irritation.

            This stuff is the actual roots of feminism. It’s also a story that was very common in the seventies.

          • justanotherguy October 24, 2022 at 11:09 pm #

            ant – thank you for the thoughtful reply. i know what follows is a long read, but i tested feminism myself forty years ago, and lived in that community to see for myself if the problems i saw in the broader world were amenable to a different approach – knowing little about human nature beyond my own optimistic good nature.

            “Society should of course allow for both men and women who feel that this (trad family life?) is not their vocation and provide them with opportunities to do something else.”

            the problem with this idea was explored by the early soviets with a simple question – they did attempt to be intellectually honest, realizing that human nature tends toward corruption with power. that question was: “who decides for whom”. they had no answer, but refused to forsake power just as orwell described, leading to the tragedies of the 20th century with gov’ts murdering hundreds of millions of their own citizens.

            the other option, imperfect as it is, was to severely curtail the opportunities for abuse of power by strictly limiting the positions from which it could be exercised, and in what form. my working axiom is “a problem cannot be fixed by applying (government) power – that always makes it worse.” i cannot think of any exception. feminism was overtly supported by many far sighted, extraordinarily wealthy, powerful men. it is a fair question to ask – did they have the best interest of this nation, its citizens, and our future in mind? much is called into question by admitting that questionable power sponsored many if not most of the changes that have so damaged all of us.

            “I was around back in the late sixties and early seventies, when the feminist move was just getting traction. At that time, pretty much the entire reason the feminist movement existed at all was because of the very large number of women who had become the sole providers of their families.”

            i was around then too, and the major victim (a term i use carefully) were black families. lyndon b.’s so called ‘guns and butter’ or ‘great society’ programs had the effect of devastating black families, which until the 50’s, at similarly intact as those of the broader society. welfare, but not for whole families – how fracked up is that? he also said that givaway would, ironically, have n****rs voting for democrats for 100(?) years. what evil.

            as a sidebar, there were plenty of other problems faced by blacks then (obvious, right?), but the debate within the black community between booker washington and w.e.b. dubois was far more significant to the black community in the choice of its future than such as wikipedia would acknowledge. suffice to say, once the naacp was founded, the fix was in, the course was set.

            “This was usually because Dad had abandoned the family, though sometimes it was because he was just a drunk or a layabout.”

            where i grew up, this was unheard of. perhaps what you describe is regional, or has other causal factors, but it was certainly not universal. the advent of no fault divorce followed, and the problem of broken families has absolutely, widely, tragically gotten worse. marriage is a foolish move for a man these days, given that two lives are badly compromised – but stats are clear – 70 to 80 percent of divorces are filed by women – because the courts have incentivized outcomes that way. the notion of marriage as a mutual commitment and responsibility is no longer enforced by most communities in the west. shouldn’t we be expected to act like adults, all of us, when undertaking perhaps life’s greatest partnership?

            “One of my old high school friends raised three younger siblings and her daughter alone. This was because she and her siblings’ dad had abandoned the family, her mother had died, and her husband abandoned her and their daughter. She took on this level of responsibility when she was only about twenty–a couple of years out of high school.”

            taking nothing away from your friend’s burden and responsible actions, my grandmother, with two younger siblings, lost her mother at 12. she raised herself, them, and later in life raised several others, along with her husband, my grandfather, as part of their legacy. gram’s father went to nyc at the height of ww1, and delivered ice from a wagon, loading from a pier on the hudson. the picture i have of him with his wagon and team, surrounded by others like him, ready to live in poverty to send money home to his children, my gram, great aunt and uncle, is one of my dearest possessions.

            again, an aside, his great, great grandfather fought in the american revolution, and received a land grant. i am a son of the american revolution, all hollow pride on my part, but proud none the less.

            my point here is that here, in those days, my gram’s story is not that rare. everybody did what they could, without complaint. neighbors with a soul did what they could – and helped make such difficulties for families like ours not just bearable, but noble.

            we have had it easy for way too long, and it has diminished us. i have no patience for anyone with any sense of entitlement, high or low. the whole perpetual victim and know-better-do-gooder things have their roots not so far in the past, with temperance and universal suffrage. i know that last will grate, but consider – democracies have all fallen when the majority grants itself the right to take and force, which honestly is a form of slavery. we can claim to be compassionate or noble with our intentions, but the corrupt exercise of those intentions has brought horrible power to some, and excruciating poverty to many more than it has helped. far better, in my humble opinion, have fewer that need assistance, than to assist the more and more that need it, as is now the case.

            so if we were honest, we would chose to fix the source of the problems, which if successful, would put many in power or the bureaucracy out of business, instead, they apply ‘fixes’ that have almost always make the problem worse.

            is that really compassion? are people better or worse off for all these noble-by-intent but horrible-by-outcome changes. there is only one honest answer here, again in my humble opinion.

          • Hereward the Woke October 25, 2022 at 7:42 am #

            Life is matriarchal – until someone tries to kill you and your kids. Then men start to become rather useful. Here’s the upshot of it all: men and women need each other. Any community I want to belong to will have both men and women who have the same values as me.

          • MaryQueen October 26, 2022 at 10:20 pm #

            Anthea and Hereward: Well said.

            Men and women are both necessary in every society, and neither is more important than the other.

            Not really a difficult concept, but just look at the tomes written up here by men determined to ‘splain to us all why man good, woman bad, or men strong, women weak (while whining that women have taken over everything).

          • MaryQueen October 26, 2022 at 10:21 pm #

            Justanother guy lecturing us on the evils of entitlement is just too, too precious.

            LMAO!!!

            Wow.

          • justanotherguy October 27, 2022 at 11:35 am #

            kaweeeeenie – sometimes i think you intend to come across as a cartoon troll. nicely done.

          • Anthea October 27, 2022 at 1:05 pm #

            Here in the real world, what I see are women raising kids (quite often alone), working at jobs, doing all the household work, and taking all the responsibility, while the men abandon their families, or, if married, do not do their share of the work or accept their share of the responsibility.

            For the most part, I see a world of women like my friend to raised her three siblings and her daughter alone.

            So one is surprised to hear from (some) men that they believe themselves superior to women, when they typically assume far less responsibility.

            Jarek would be a case in point. It appears that he has no responsibility for anyone, provides for no one, and protects no one. He doesn’t even seem to know anyone of either sex. He also doesn’t appear to have a job.

            The point has been raised here that, in the more difficult times that lie ahead, women will “need” men. So…. Why aren’t they needed now? What’s stopping them from taking responsibility for others in the here and now? Somehow I suspect that a guy who does nothing to make himself needed by others in the here and now is unlikely to do so if times get tough. What is such a guy figuring on doing to make women need him?

          • Jarek October 27, 2022 at 1:29 pm #

            Very charitable of you to offer servitude to men. Believe it or not, we’re people and want to love and be loved.

            Christ said love your neighbor as YOURSELF – emphasis mine because needed; needed because ignored. If my life doesn’t matter, neither does yours, that of children, or anybody else.

            St Paul didn’t demand women love their husbands – he knew women too well – but of course we hope for that. He demanded that they obey. It’s men he told to love their wives – even unto death.

          • MaryQueen October 27, 2022 at 8:23 pm #

            Actually, no, Jarek.

            Men who are hate-filled assholes and probably a danger to women and children IRL aren’t ‘valuable’ or ‘needed’ by anyone.

            That’s why we have jails.

          • Anthea October 27, 2022 at 11:30 pm #

            @ Jarek:

            Do you think that you can have value, either to others or to yourself, without being of service to them?

            The love of others is not a sentiment you indulge in, while others do the work, or some maudlin indulgence of crying in your beer while sittng in the neighborhood bar, while the women work all day and come home from the job to care for children and cook and clean. The love of others is an active, strenous business. For a serious, reckonable person, it will require almost every minute of every day. For many people (usually women), it may mean that you won’t be able to sleep more than six hours a night.

            You are not going to be loved for sitting in a recliner watching TV and demanding that others wait on you, so you don’t have to get up.

            Love consists of service to others, and of active kindness. This is reality. A person who will not serve others is a bum and a layabout. If your vanity requires that others serve you without receiving any return, you will discover later in life that everyone considers you, and long ago figured out, that you are a lifelong bum and mooch. You will be held in very low esteem (if you aren’t already).

            Do you think anyone really admires the guy with the trust fund who has never had a real job in his life? I know some of these guys in my age group. Their lifelong reputation is that they are (as they put it in Yiddish) a bunch of schmenders or schorrers–quite the opposite (as they put it in Yiddish) of a “mensch”–a “real man” who has made great contributions to his family and community.

            Being somebody is not an aristocratic title. It is earned.

          • Anthea October 27, 2022 at 11:46 pm #

            I asked in my previous post, “What is such a guy figuring on doing to make women need him?” speaking of the guy who figures that women will again need men in the post-apocalyptic world.

            The problem with this thinking is that the guy whom you can’t get to mow the lawn in the here and now is unlikely to hitch up the team and plow the field if times get more difficult and demanding. Many or most men will simply be more of a burden and danger to women than they already are.

          • Anthea October 28, 2022 at 12:38 am #

            Probably the hardest thing about getting old is that you have to give up that position of “being somebody.” Where you are used to being the person who does everything for others, you have dwindled into a person that everyone has to take care of to some degree. You used to be the one who earned the income, cooked dinner every night, and tucked everyone in with a song or a story. You framed in windows, installed a new breaker box, built a kitchen pantry, bought the kids bicycles and cars, replaced their car batteries, took them out to eat, drove them to dance classes and dance recitals and after-school jobs and school activities. You attended their band concerts and sat in the school parking lot till 2:00 am waiting for the bus to return from the band trip.

            Long story short: you used to be important. The next thing you know, THEY are having kids, and you’re no longer the mom. THEY are now the mom. Pretty soon one of the kids is coming over to mow your lawn or showing up with chicken broth and an oxymeter and a nebulizer when you get sick. Where you used to install the new kitchen cabinets, one of the kids is doing it–while you sit in your chair and wish you weren’t some broken-down old woman and could at least help.

            it’s really hard to watch your daughter scamper around on the roof to install a new triple-walled insulated flue pipe for the wood stove, when you no longer dare to climb a ladder–you who used to scamper around the roof yourself and climb up and straddle the peak of the roof for the sheer joy of it. Everybody else is firing up the saws-all and ’bout to “rip that shit out of there,” and you don’t even have the sand to cuss much any more.

            Devoting your life to serving and caring for others is life’s greatest joy. There is nothing better than being important to others.

            Plus it’s FUN to cook a nice meal, and it’s fun to cut firewood in the snow, and it’s fun to fire up the saws-all and “rip that shit out of there.” It’s fun to tuck the kids in at night and sing them a song.

            Where the hell is your joy in life? Why would you want to avoid doing stuff and being somebody?

          • Anthea October 28, 2022 at 1:13 am #

            My friend who raised her siblings and daughter alone–who worked and bought a house, and whose kids turned out great–and my many other friends who raised a family alone (who in some cases didn’t get a divorce, but did it all because hubby wouldn’t get a job) are now admired and respected in their communities. My friend who single-handedly started up farmers’ markets in three area towns (a HUGE service to those communities) and has run a successful market garden business for many years is now one of the acknowledged grande dames of the area. (Her husband, though he always worked and contributed, is another story.) As you may easily imagine, all those dads who abandoned their families or would not work, or whose wives divorced them because they were drunks and layabouts, are not very highly regarded by anyone.

            Geez, what the hell is wrong with you that you would view “servitude” to others as degrading?

          • Anthea October 28, 2022 at 2:45 am #

            Thus we see Jarek’s true philosophy of life revealed:

            “Very charitable of you to offer servitude to men.”

            He believes that he should not have to work or contribute, and is entitled to live by mooching off of others. Because…. Work is “servitude.” He sounds like petulant teenager who sulks because Mom (and Dad, if such a person is around) have told him to get a job and pay for his own gas money.

            He has thus confirmed my earlier statements that most men are basically mooches–usually mooching off of women, but perfectly amenable to mooching off of their parents whenever feasible.

            Jarek, as I have said before, does not seem to have a job or to have ever accepted any responsibility, nor any friends who could depend on him if their car broke down at 2:00 am. (Doing things for others would be “servitude.”) And he has just indicated that he believes he is entitled to be a bum, a mooch, and non-contributer, and live off of others.

      • Beryl of Oyl October 24, 2022 at 1:34 pm #

        When we had no birth control and abortions were risky, we also had plenty of infanticide.

        • justanotherguy October 24, 2022 at 3:49 pm #

          perhaps facts about which we can be thankful, brought to all by the patriarchy and western civilization.

          between all the gifts of reason, the pursuit of truth, the good and the beautiful, and pathological altruism (and all the unintended outcomes), our civ could stand a bit of self reflection, if it survives.

        • Anthea October 24, 2022 at 9:48 pm #

          @ Beryl of Oyl:

          Kind of off topic, but one of the great novels on this subject (more or less) is Walter Scott’s “The Heart of Midlothian.”

          At one time there was a law in Scotland that any woman who was known to be pregnant but whose baby was nowhere to be found after she reached term was to be hanged. This was because there was a high incidence of infanticide.

          “The Heart of Midlothian” is the story of Jeanie Deans, who walked barefoot to London to plead for the life of her sister whose child had disappeared. (Stolen by Gypsies, if I remember right.) This is supposedly a true story.

          • justanotherguy October 24, 2022 at 9:56 pm #

            on topic, i suppose they were probably better at nurturing back then, probably not because there were brutal, draconian laws to see it so.

            but these days – read it and weep.

            globalmissingkids.org/awareness/missing-children-statistics/

            what extraordinary pain to loose a child this way. i know i would die before i admitted any child of mine was forever lost. it that still the case, or have we changed?

          • Jarek October 25, 2022 at 1:13 am #

            Thus the Bible says, You shalt not suffer a witch to live.

            A couple of years ago, Italians burned Gypsies out of a neighborhood. They were caught stealing an Italian child.

          • justanotherguy October 25, 2022 at 9:57 am #

            j – interesting story. link?

          • Anthea October 28, 2022 at 2:58 am #

            @ justanotherguy:

            My understanding is that the vast majority of missing children were kidnapped by a non-custodial parent. The custodial parent needs to take precautions against this, one of which is to have a document on file at the kid’s school stating that the non-custodial parent is not allowed to pick them up from school. It’s also a good idea to keep a copy of the custody papers in the trunk of your car, in case the non-custodial parent refuses to let the child go home after a visit and you have to call the cops. (Been there, done that.)

            One of my daughters went to visit her dad for a weekend, and he kept putting off returning her home. She knew he planned to not let her go home, so she tried to escape from him while they were at Walmart. When I went to get her, he had locked her in an upstairs bedroom, where she was crying and in terror. So I called the cops and got the custody papers out of the trunk of the car, and took her home after proving I had custody.

  17. Beryl of Oyl October 24, 2022 at 11:18 am #

    I don’t find the CDC advisory committee vote bizarre at all. Of course they voted that way. It is their last best hope at keeping the lid on the crimes against humanity they were complicit in.

    It may fail, but what other option did they have.

    WE already had people resign from these organizations in disgust. The ones who are left are either in on it to one degree or another, or too stupid to understand what is going on.

    Being a little bit culpable in crimes against humanity tends to carry heavier penalties that being marginally involved in other kinds of crime does.

    If someone tricked me into taking an action that ended up killing my child, I’d start with the big fish, and work my way down to the bottom, but I’d get them all.

    • MaryQueen October 24, 2022 at 1:07 pm #

      Well said.

      These jerks aren’t about to just admit their crimes.

      • Beryl of Oyl October 24, 2022 at 1:35 pm #

        And snitches get stitches.

  18. BackRowHeckler October 24, 2022 at 11:37 am #

    YT is still full of channels featuring ‘Experts’ — usually retired NATO & US Army Generals — who insist that Russia is losing, cannot win, already lost, logistically has collapsed, is in full retreat, and is ready to surrender. They have the maps & charts to prove it. What’s more, Putin has leukemia, Parkinson’s Disease, Cancer, and facing an imminent coup. And it’s just not just presenters on YT saying this but the legacy networks CBS, ABC, NBC & PBS, as well as BBC & DW; is it wishful thinking? Are they outright lying? I never hear any hard questions asked, like what’s the endgame, is ultimate victory anywhere in sight, and how much more will this cost the US beyond the $80 billion we’ve already spent

    • MaryQueen October 24, 2022 at 1:05 pm #

      It’s like a propaganda diarrhea explosion out there.

      Lies exploding everywhere you look.

      • Hereward the Woke October 24, 2022 at 1:14 pm #

        I think they actually believe their own propaganda too. Idiots like Petreaus really think that Russia is on the edge of collapse.

        • MaryQueen October 24, 2022 at 6:51 pm #

          Yes! I once read an article (maybe I posted it here) about this current cabal and their indoctrination into all things anti-Russian. They are as crazy as the covid19 death cult. They do honestly believe that Russia is trying to destroy the US and that they are inherently evil. So they lack even a smidgeon of objectivity. That makes them quite blind.

          • Hereward the Woke October 25, 2022 at 7:44 am #

            It’s a common misconception, Mary, that only the recipients of mass propaganda believe it. In fact, the producers of the propaganda end up swallowing it too. The Ukraine delusion is a perfect example.

        • Not_GeorgeT October 27, 2022 at 1:57 am #

          This (Petreaus) theory might be correct, I’m not discounting it.

          Still, I harbour a deeper mistrust in the motive. A ‘what if’ question. I’m just not privy to the inner workings of such a circle of people. If it were otherwise, I wouldn’t be posting comment here. Possibly I should just break out the tin foil hat. (For yet another wearing session.)

          In addition to correct and timely ‘ticket-punching’, what success can he claim to be his alone?

          Which runs the line to complete the circle shape: ‘Idiots like Petreaus …’

    • Not_GeorgeT October 24, 2022 at 3:26 pm #

      Endgame.

      The Russian Federation has a declared endgame: demilitarization and denazification.

      US/UK/NATO endgame sort of depends. Regime change is usually a tempting top of the list endgame.
      Many times an excuse for:
      Hanging around militarily for decades which isn’t really an endgame unless continued cash flow to the MIC and their benefactors is the never-ending endgame. Refer back to regime change.

    • Jo-G October 24, 2022 at 5:39 pm #

      It reminds me of the talk of “light at the end of the tunnel” and “we’re winning hearts and minds” back in the 1960’s.

    • benr October 25, 2022 at 11:42 pm #

      Trump and Russia collusion that !ie lasted two years and some fools still chirp about it.

  19. Beryl of Oyl October 24, 2022 at 11:39 am #

    About that covid vaccine tyranny- Alex Berenson was talking about something we have talked about a lot here, our host included.

    What has happened to journalism?

    “I just provided hard evidence that a board member at a drug company that has made $70 billion selling vaccines tried to censor me; NO major non-conservative media outlet has reported this news”

    https://alexberenson.substack.com/p/what-has-happened-to-journalism-volume?utm_source=profile&utm_medium=reader2

    Well Alex, let me enlighten you somewhat. You watch the legacy news programs on at 6:30 p.m., you can’t help but notice the lengthy commercials for prescription drugs.

    So, that gives people, including me, the impression that the networks aren’t about to report anything that their biggest sponsors don’t like.

    It’s worse than that, though. Those aren’t commercials. They look like commercials, they had me fooled.

    It was recently pointed out to me that commercials are advertisements to get new customers.

    If I see an ad for a Chevy truck, and I like it and can afford it, I go buy the truck.

    An ad for a drug drug for arthritis does not persuade anyone to go out and buy the drug.

    Doctors who might prescribe that drug have already been “sold” on the pills by pharmaceutical representatives, in person.

    So who are those annoying “ads” aimed at? No one.

    They aren’t commercials, they are a form of money laundering, and the product being boght and paid for is the media’s coverage or lack of coverage of all things related to the company paying for the ads.

    It’s as sleazy as it gets. Big Pharma writes a check for a commercial that isn’t a commercial, the television media does as it is paid to do, and no one is the wiser.

    BTW they don’t advertise the particular shots, do they? I haven’t watched television much in a long time, but I don’t think they do. If they did, they’d have to disclose side effects, wouldn’t they?

    • Disaffected October 24, 2022 at 11:49 am #

      That’s very enlightening! Good work!

      • Beryl of Oyl October 24, 2022 at 12:46 pm #

        Thank you, but I was clued in by someone else’s remark.

        • justanotherguy October 24, 2022 at 3:53 pm #

          agreed, and exceptionally enlightening insight. thanks.

    • Islander October 24, 2022 at 11:50 am #

      “BTW they don’t advertise the particular shots, do they? I haven’t watched television much in a long time, but I don’t think they do. If they did, they’d have to disclose side effects, wouldn’t they?”

      Interesting point.

      But in that case, who is advertising vaccines and getting vaccinated? Wouldn’t this be anticompetitive, a combine, like an industry group getting together to advertise cars in general (surely a no-no in the green age!!), or taking drugs in general?

      I know, I know, it’s a technicality since we know that Pfizer basically has a monopoly.

      But still, even Pfizer has a couple of different products out there. Now boosters, etc. Plus Moderna.

      Is the message: “Take whatever jab you are told to take” And: “Don’t ask stupid questions like, ‘What jab are you advertising?’, and ‘What is in the jab?'”

      • Beryl of Oyl October 24, 2022 at 12:02 pm #

        That’s a good point too. I have heard announcement from various health departments about availability of shots, as you would expect, but lately there seems to be a trend of vague pro-vaxx announcements where it is not clear to the casual listener where it is coming from.

        I am also hearing more references to nuclear strikes, even though I have not been listening to the news on the radio.

        They seem to be trying to normalize discussion of using nuclear weapons, to make it non-unthinkable.

        • Paula D October 24, 2022 at 12:04 pm #

          The drug companies are not allowed to advertise for a non-approved drug, which the “vaccines” are, being authorized under the 2005 loophole, the EUA.

          That is why you are getting the celebrity endorsements and the CDC and “Health Department” exhortations instead.

        • Paula D October 24, 2022 at 12:06 pm #

          And yes, they are pushing for nuclear war also.

          They seem to believe that they can survive a nuclear war.

          And then what? Do they really think they can arise from their bunkers and find humans able and willing to continue working for their benefit?

          • justanotherguy October 25, 2022 at 12:32 am #

            i have a friend who in the reagan era, uncharacteristically joined the military. he has an iq in the 200 range (self reported, but plausible) and was utterly convinced that reagan would start a nuke war with the evil empire. history has taught us reagan played better poker, and the soviets agreed to the game.

            the basic premise was that the less crazy leader would blink first. my very smart buddy didn’t think reagan was bluffing. it was a damn good bluff.

            nowadays, there are two parties, and they have not agreed on the game, the fjb pResident regime has swallowed their own kook-aid, and is convinced the russians are also playing poker again, while the russians are playing chess, thinking that self preservation will not force fjb to flip the script and overturn the table.

            the crazy leader nukular game’s new twist – dementia patient may or may not have that button, and if its somebody else, are they playing another game.

            or they’re all putting on the show of the century, to impress the rebellious plebs with REAL power, distracting from the constant insults and outrages corroding our civilization.

            fucking great game again….

          • Paula D October 25, 2022 at 2:36 pm #

            I was sure that Reagan would start a nuclear war also.
            But he had some rational advisors, I assume, unlike the equally demented Biden.
            The MAD doctrine only works when both sides are sane.
            Sane people think that Mutually Assured Destruction is best avoided.
            But what happens when one of the sides is batshit crazy?
            What happens when they decide that 80 years of avoiding nuclear war was due to the cowardice of one party, not the sanity of both?
            What happens when people who know no limits, either to their actions or their greed, get into power, have their hands on the nuclear button, and think they can leverage it into grabbing greater wealth?
            We are going to find out.

      • Hated American October 25, 2022 at 8:48 am #

        If they hide/don’t keep stats, then there’s no side effects to report, kinda like those “Baseless Assertions of Election Fraud”.

    • Paula D October 24, 2022 at 12:02 pm #

      That is a very good point.
      Most of the time they don’t even say what the drug is for. The ad just shows happy people running in the park or at a birthday party for grandma.
      And then they tell you to ask your doctor if the drug is right for you.

      I always just laughed at the ridiculousness of the ads but you are right.

      The point is not to sell the drug, the point is to buy the media.

      • MaryQueen October 24, 2022 at 1:04 pm #

        They also want their logo and name to be connected in our brain with parties and sunshine and grammaw.

    • BackRowHeckler October 24, 2022 at 12:12 pm #

      Out European guests are astonished at TV ads for arcane prescription medications. Truthfully I could never understand their purpose, you’ve cleared it up for me.

      • Islander October 24, 2022 at 2:55 pm #

        “Truthfully I could never understand their purpose, you’ve cleared it up for me.”

        Here is a little Google “answer blurg” as I call them (My question: When did it become legal to advertise prescription drugs directly to consumers?”):

        “Years ago in the US, drug ads were directed primarily at doctors. But in 1997 the FDA eased restrictions to allow pharmaceutical companies to advertise directly to consumers.”

        The point was to motivate viewers to ask their doctors for the advertised drugs. I expect there are studies out there as to how effective such advertising is. In the case of the jabs, the constant exposure of the name Pfizer implants a feeling of confidence in the viewer’s mind. I don’t even have a TV, but I must have seen this s— and registered it unconsciously, because I was horrified when I learned more about the company’s actual history.

        I wonder how many members of the public have any idea of the magnitude of fines levied on Pfizer, and others.

        httpXX://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_largest_pharmaceutical_settlements

        • Beryl of Oyl October 24, 2022 at 3:04 pm #

          They pay the fines with profits from the drugs that we paid for.

          • messianicdruid October 24, 2022 at 4:55 pm #

            Its not a conspiracy, its a business plan; own it.

          • Mac October 24, 2022 at 7:25 pm #

            We don’t pay for them. The government does, and it’s all printed money. Which is to say it will paid for by grandchildren through a lower standard of living.

        • Paula D October 24, 2022 at 6:09 pm #

          1997. Another atrocity to thank Bill Clinton for.

    • SW October 24, 2022 at 12:14 pm #

      Some of those drugs are so vague I can’t even figure out what they’re trying to treat. People smiling and enjoying their dog and grandchildren in a park (or some wholesome variation) seems to be the goal.

      There’s so much corruption and grift in this system I wonder if it will ever be cleaned up. The same people who pushed oxycontin on the public, years before, had a “medical journal” owned by the Saklers that pushed valium as a safe drug. This racket’s been going on a long time.

    • elysianfield October 24, 2022 at 12:56 pm #

      “… but I don’t think they do. If they did, they’d have to disclose side effects, wouldn’t they?”

      Beryl,
      Side effects. In my mind, one of the most brilliant advertisements listing side effects, is one for Viagra. “…In the rare case of an erection lasting four hours….”

      Cannot think of any other product or service so well “spun”.

      Whomsoever conceived that phrase should be well represented in the 10 best advertisement moments….

      Must’ve sold a million doses on that phrase alone.

      • Paula D October 24, 2022 at 6:13 pm #

        You are probably right, elysian.

        But if anyone saw the treatment for priapism they would back right off.
        You would not believe how much blood is involved in an erection. And it all has to go to solve the problem.

        • elysianfield October 24, 2022 at 6:21 pm #


          But if anyone saw the treatment for priapism they would back right off.”

          Paula,
          No question.

    • MaryQueen October 24, 2022 at 1:03 pm #

      I do think they are selling their brands, though. Any attention… etc.

      Getting their name out to the public under the guise of ‘helping’ is part of it.

      • messianicdruid October 24, 2022 at 4:53 pm #

        Like Blackrock commercials on Fox.

        • MaryQueen October 24, 2022 at 4:59 pm #

          There you go.

          “Let’s hide our evilness by getting our name out there associated with kittens, happy children, and couples running through fields of daisies!”

          • Redneck Liberal October 24, 2022 at 6:46 pm #

            But…but…you don’t WATCH television, do you?

          • MaryQueen October 24, 2022 at 6:54 pm #

            Yeah I don’t. I was responding to what Beryl said she saw. I think I mentioned I haven’t watched live TV since 2012.

            Drug commercials as she describes have been running since I was a teenager.

            So…. you look like a doofus yet again.

          • Jarek October 25, 2022 at 1:16 am #

            And Beryl just goes to McDonald’s to watch people eat.

            Women are liars – almost every one of them.

          • MaryQueen October 27, 2022 at 8:25 pm #

            Looks like Jarek doesn’t have a date for Saturday night …

            AGAIN.

    • Rowdypiglet October 24, 2022 at 2:02 pm #

      That’s enlightening, Beryl. I always wondered – back when we used to watch tv – how any number of people “asking their doctor” about a given drug could justify the amount of money spent on the incessant drug commercials. It just doesn’t come naturally to most of us to think like a sociopath.

      • Jo-G October 24, 2022 at 5:48 pm #

        Whenever I have asked one of my doctors about a drug he or she is very quick to offer to write a prescription for it. It makes me uncomfortable how they don’t discuss the pros and cons with me.

    • Not_GeorgeT October 24, 2022 at 3:37 pm #

      I don’t watch tv but it is on in the house. Big Pharma controls the show with ad money. I think it might come out a little more in the early evening when they have a demographic looking for pills to cure their ills.

      When they make some attempt at disclosure, many times the audio is at multiples faster than normal speech. Makes you really want all to take something which has a long list of untoward events, adverse reactions and other health risks including death baked into the recipe. Particularly with the actors happily smiling all the while.

      Plenty of room in the cattle cars.

    • PeteAtomic October 24, 2022 at 9:14 pm #

      Great post, Beryl

  20. Paula D October 24, 2022 at 11:49 am #

    Muzzled scientists at the CDC and FDA are muttering among themselves. They are not allowed to speak freely, here in the Land Of The Free.

    .commonsense.news/p/us-public-health-agencies-arent-following

    • Beryl of Oyl October 24, 2022 at 1:37 pm #

      Oz and California have passed laws that forbid doctors from talking about medicine in ways the state disapproves of.

  21. BJ October 24, 2022 at 12:16 pm #

    Politics is all about superlative strategy – like the worlds finest chess players. Which is why I have an extremely hard time believing this blindingly obvious self sabotage by the Democratic Party is not deliberate and/or intentional.

    Granted – if Nancy Pelosi et al had two living brain cells they would probably kill each other. However, lets also not forget both parties are equally corrupt! All this being said think where the entire world will be in the next two years if not more. World famine, economic ruin – the genocide from the lethal injections and possible nuclear war. Be careful what you wish for as there is no way in hell there is something much more sinister behind this magnitude of incompetency.

    The 2 greatest cities in the world were completely decimated within a matter of two years – NY and San Fran – something far more evil is in the planning stages!

    • messianicdruid October 24, 2022 at 12:53 pm #

      Starting off with “superlative strategy – like the worlds finest chess players” and finishing up with “this magnitude of incompetency” will confuse those that do nor recognize the flub-ups are intentional.

      • justanotherguy October 24, 2022 at 3:56 pm #

        “Starting off with “superlative strategy – like the worlds finest chess players” and finishing up with “this magnitude of incompetency” will confuse those that do nor recognize the flub-ups are intentional.”

        all this is true – truman show style. kabuki theater to act as pressure relief valve.

    • Bilejones October 24, 2022 at 1:38 pm #

      “The 2 greatest cities in the world were completely decimated within a matter of two years – NY and San Fran –”

      I do like satire, well done.

      • justanotherguy October 24, 2022 at 3:58 pm #

        “The 2 greatest cities in the world were completely decimated within a matter of two years –” … sodom and gomorrah

        only missing mordor on the potomac for the trifecta.

  22. MaryQueen October 24, 2022 at 12:22 pm #

    Another FANTASTIC article today, James, thank you! So many gems!

    “Wokester-Jacobin freak show”‘ indeed.

    Again: I struggle to achieve some semblance of hope that the midterms may at least put a damper on the Wokester Jacobin Freak Show’s progress. I do see that more and more people have had it. I guess we wait and see.

    Speaking of the WJFS, here is another episode of the reality show insanity from POTATUS. He’s interviewed by one Dylan Mulvaney, who Matt Walsh has covered in the recent past. Mulvaney’s claim to fame is that he identifies as a girl (not a woman) and flits around in cow pastures on TIkTok in heels (as you know women do all the time). Mulvaney is an adult male.

    In this interview he again mocks women as he slavers over Jo Jo Magoo while Magoo doubles-down on his mission to mutilate and sterilize children:

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/10/joe-biden-says-wrong-states-ban-puberty-blockers-sex-reassignment-surgery-children-video/

    • BackRowHeckler October 24, 2022 at 12:49 pm #

      I’ve seen that dude on a few channels “30 days of being a woman” etc what a useless POS he is. You’re saying he met with Biden in the White House?

      • MaryQueen October 24, 2022 at 1:00 pm #

        Yep. See the link. Clown show on wheels!

      • MaryQueen October 24, 2022 at 1:00 pm #

        I believe it’s 30 days of being a GIRL. He’s not even identifying as an adult, AFAIK.

        • Paula D October 24, 2022 at 2:18 pm #

          They all seem to identify as girls, not women.

          Perverts gonna pervert.

          • MaryQueen October 24, 2022 at 5:02 pm #

            Also of course his version of a girl is like nothing I’ve ever seen any girl ever act like.

          • Paula D October 24, 2022 at 6:15 pm #

            Teenaged fantasies they never grow out of.

    • Redneck Liberal October 24, 2022 at 6:44 pm #

      “I do see that more and more people have had it. I guess we wait and see.

      But you live in a tight little bubble of your echo chamber. Do you have any idea of how the sane people on this planet have ‘had it’ with this MAGAt bullshit? And I don’t mean the radical left, which is just as unhinged as the radical right.

      • MaryQueen October 24, 2022 at 7:16 pm #

        Nice projection.

        LOL, Fake Trae never fails to entertain by self-humiliation.

        Maybe you should ask Dylan out for a date! Liberal guys just love those fake women.

        • PeteAtomic October 24, 2022 at 9:23 pm #

          Redneck must hate traveling the world with so many right wing populist governments emerging in Italy, Sweden, Hungary, Poland, etc.. all these fellow anti war MAGA type movements. All those damned farmers in the Netherlands must really piss him off with their insolence.

          🙂

      • Paula D October 24, 2022 at 8:15 pm #

        Define ”sane people”.

        If you believe that a human can change sexes you are not sane.

        If you believe that a woman’s brain can accidentally grow in a male body you are not sane.

        If you believe that toddlers should watch depraved adults twerk in a library you are not sane.

        If you believe that puberty is a disease and should be treated with drugs you are not sane.

        Therefore anyone who believes in those things is not qualified to judge Make America Great people’s sanity.

        • MaryQueen October 24, 2022 at 9:25 pm #

          Brava!

        • Redneck Liberal October 24, 2022 at 9:44 pm #

          It’s pretty simple…as I said:
          And I don’t mean the radical left, which is just as unhinged as the radical right.

          Are you sane? I see you as Radical Right, or at least, Adjacent.

          I agree with all your points, but I don’t believe that EVERYONE ELSE on the planet who is not adherent to MAGAtry does believe those things. Such people are a tiny minority.

          In your zealotry to “expose” people who may think such things as Left Radicals – who are certainly not in my crew – you are arguing with the wind. Good luck.

          • justanotherguy October 25, 2022 at 12:42 am #

            perhaps you should read edward bernays, and how the levers of power are used to manipulate.

            to word it your way:

            nobody i know believes in levers of power, so levers of power cannot have any effect. all you people that talk of levers of power and are concerned about the effect are insane. there is no such thing as a lever of power, so you are wrong about everything.

            if you thought any differently, you would not go along to get along with “your crew”.

            so that makes you an incrementalism apologist. i want to see you eat bugs. post a link.

          • MaryQueen October 25, 2022 at 7:36 pm #

            You are radical left if you support Jo Jo Magoo who supports those insane beliefs Paula posted.

            Jo Jo Magoo was interviewed by Dylan Mulvaney – for serious.

            Are you just skipping over that?

    • Amman October 24, 2022 at 7:07 pm #

      These are all sins of a government approaching, if not already in, total paralysis.

      • Amman October 24, 2022 at 7:08 pm #

        (signs)

        • SpeedyBB October 28, 2022 at 2:18 pm #

          “Sins” was quite a nice hit as well, Your Grace.

  23. wokethis October 24, 2022 at 12:24 pm #

    “The German gene for obedience…” as pathetic as the “situation” is, you are a funny guy JHK…

    • Rowdypiglet October 24, 2022 at 2:06 pm #

      I have the greatest appreciation for our host’s ability to make me laugh out loud at the horrors that beset us. Every time he manages this amazing feat, I feel as if a little nugget of courage was placed into my heart. You can’t place a value on that.

    • Paddys Lament October 24, 2022 at 11:37 pm #

      Yes. They have a very definite way of subordinating themselves to the state. One of Eichmann’s pet words for it was ‘Kadavergehorsam’ or “the obedience of corpses”. The Teuton belief that any law, no matter how outrageous, must be carried out.

      • SpeedyBB October 28, 2022 at 2:24 pm #

        Like a shipload of memes, adages, pithy sayings and throwaways, it does not pay to go below the surface of “Kadavergehorsam”.

        Can a corpse obey orders? I think what the feisty Eichmann meant was “zombie” because they are alleged to be good workers, striving until they fall apart to obey commands from the living.

        One reasonably reasonable theory I read was that the real Haitian zombies were actually live people who had been dosed with a certain hallucinogenic, which made them incapable of doing anything except following orders.

        Just like song lyrics: don’t think about them too carefully, or they begin to sound absurd.

        Obsolete Joke Time: “What’s cold and stiff and wants to hold your hand?” “John Lennon”.

  24. MaryQueen October 24, 2022 at 12:45 pm #

    A pet peeve of mine here at CFN is the occassional kudos to Musk, hoping he buys Twitter, etc. As if he is doing so because he’s some magnanimous friend of humanity. No: He is just another a greedy billionaire. And his mother is a satanist.

    “As a classic Technocrat, Elon Musk has no use for representative government, and the threat is starting to be felt in Washington. Musk believes he is always the genius in the room and that when you are always right, what is there to discuss? In the 1930s, Technocrats wanted to completely remove the political structure of America and appoint people like Musk to run everything. ? TN Editor”

    https://www.technocracy.news/elon-the-everywhere-becomes-a-threat-to-political-structure/

    • Beryl of Oyl October 24, 2022 at 12:48 pm #

      He is still brave to go up against some of these forces.

      • MaryQueen October 24, 2022 at 12:59 pm #

        LOL, he isn’t going ‘up against’ anyone. They all make taunts back and forth at each other. Surely you know this is all theater.

        • Beryl of Oyl October 24, 2022 at 1:39 pm #

          I think looney Liz Warren was serious when she went after him.

      • Islander October 24, 2022 at 3:05 pm #

        BoO:

        I agree,
        I don’t trust him, but I also don’t think he is stupid.

        And I also do think he may (still) be politically naive, notwithstanding his abilitly to game the system.

        His success so far with the Tesla scam may have led him into deeper waters where he doesn’t understand the deeper political forces at work.

        Maybe he should ask his mom for advice at this point.

        Certainly the Musk show is worth watching, on a number of levels.

        • Beryl of Oyl October 24, 2022 at 4:43 pm #

          Yes, he showed his naivety when he started coming up with reasonable solutions to the fight betwixt the Ukraine and Russia.

          As if someone wants that.

          • justanotherguy October 25, 2022 at 12:46 am #

            “Oceania was at war with Eurasia; therefore Oceania had always been at war with Eurasia.”

          • Islander October 25, 2022 at 4:31 pm #

            BoO:

            Yes.

            Shoe drops.

            httpXX://consortiumnews.com/2022/10/25/caitlin-johnstone-white-house-may-block-russia-friendly-musk-from-buying-twitter/

    • Jarek October 24, 2022 at 1:15 pm #

      No revolution succeeds without help from the upper classes.

      Thus Mary is utterly committed to failure. Her demand for purity in others is part and parcel of her own, you see. Politics is the art of imperfection and compromise.

      If you go to visit Mary, don’t touch anything. And don’t sit down until she invites you too. Better yet, don’t go.

      • Islander October 24, 2022 at 2:59 pm #

        Stop drooling on Mary.
        It’s yucky.

        • Jarek October 24, 2022 at 7:46 pm #

          What a stupid thing to say. Calling on people to be banned at least makes sense, though of course, despicable.

      • elysianfield October 24, 2022 at 6:15 pm #

        “No revolution succeeds without help from the upper classes.”

        …I have only two words for you;

        The French Revolution.

        • beantownbill. October 24, 2022 at 6:23 pm #

          There’s been a revolt in France? Why has ‘t it been on the news?

        • MaryQueen October 24, 2022 at 7:17 pm #

          Well, didn’t Mr. Scarlet Pimpernel save the day?

          Oh wait – that was fiction.

        • Jarek October 24, 2022 at 7:44 pm #

          Yes, supported by British industrialists and French aristocrats who wanted France to become like Britain. And of course the usual coterie of Freemasons, Atheists, and Jews.

      • Hereward the Woke October 25, 2022 at 7:48 am #

        C’mon, Jarek, we know you’ve got a crush on her, man!

        • MaryQueen October 25, 2022 at 7:37 pm #

          He actually does not – he hates women to a psychotic degree.

          • Jarek October 25, 2022 at 8:54 pm #

            Oh Mary! You say the sweetest things….

    • Hereward the Woke October 24, 2022 at 1:17 pm #

      Musk is a more dishonest version of Trump: big on promises, short on delivery. The only value he has is in terrifying the dweebs who work at Twatter. Apart from that, he’s just a showman. Oh, and Teslas are crap.

      • Night Owl October 24, 2022 at 4:06 pm #

        Teslas are indeed crap.

        Our street is full of them. Plasticy; panel gaps out the wazoo; style that only an American could love; and, ofc, they regularly and spontaneously catch fire and cause accidents on autopilot.

        A steaming pile of overpriced shit.

        • BackRowHeckler October 24, 2022 at 6:31 pm #

          Amen

        • MaryQueen October 24, 2022 at 9:24 pm #

          Agree completely. I’ve seen video of quite a few of them auto-accelerating and crashing and also catching fire for no reason.

        • justanotherguy October 25, 2022 at 12:50 am #

          the ones from florida post hurricane flood lighting up spontaneously are sure confidence inspiring.

          never saw a gas or diesel rig do any worse than die from salt water. but high energy electrical potential in the presence of corrosive liquid?

          didn’t think that one out much.

    • Paula D October 24, 2022 at 2:20 pm #

      The Biden administration is using the “justice system” to go after Musk now.
      He must have fallen out of their graces somehow.
      Maybe it was the withdrawal of Starlink for their proxy war.

      au.news.yahoo.com/us-feds-investigate-musk-over-232921989.html

      • MaryQueen October 24, 2022 at 5:03 pm #

        I see it as two titans fighting and they’ll both crush anyone in the way.

        • Paula D October 24, 2022 at 6:16 pm #

          One has cops, courts and prisons, as well as money.

          • MaryQueen October 24, 2022 at 9:23 pm #

            I’m not convinced Musk isn’t on their side.

          • Jarek October 25, 2022 at 5:14 pm #

            So don’t accept his aid until you are convinced? We have nothing to lose by accepting and everything to lose by waiting “to see”. When and how will we see? The best and quickest way to use his twitter for our benefit and see if he lets us.

          • Islander October 25, 2022 at 5:58 pm #

            Paula:
            Yes.

            It looks like the Biden administration is bringing the full force of the govt apparatus to bear against Musk.

            I don’t agree with the “Musk is one of them” and “battle of the Titans” trope.

            Depends a lot on who “them” is, and Musk may be starting to find out.

            Stay tuned.

          • Blackbird October 25, 2022 at 9:35 pm #

            I think it’s a show put on to burnish Musk’s “anti-establishment” credibility.

  25. MaryQueen October 24, 2022 at 12:57 pm #

    I think this is in an hour or so – speaking of Merrick Garland.

    What bomb is he about to drop?

    “Attorney General Merrick Garland and other Department of Justice leaders will hold a press conference Monday afternoon to discuss a national security matter.

    According to media reports, they will be discussing ”alleged criminal activity by a nation-state actor in the U.S.”

    https://www.nbc29.com/2022/10/24/merrick-garland-other-justice-dept-leaders-hold-press-conference/

    More coordinated shit-show/clown-show bullshit no doubt….

    • Beryl of Oyl October 24, 2022 at 1:44 pm #

      Wasn’t he claiming Musk was a national security threat?

    • MaryQueen October 24, 2022 at 2:19 pm #

      Big build-up over this:

      “WASHINGTON (AP) — Two men suspected of being Chinese intelligence officers have been charged with attempting to obstruct a U.S. criminal investigation and prosecution of Chinese tech giant Huawei, according to court documents unsealed Monday.

      The two men, Guochun He and Zheng Wang, are accused of trying to direct a person with the U.S. government whom they believed was a cooperator to provide confidential information about the Justice Department’s investigation, including about witnesses, trial evidence and potential new charges. One of the defendants paid about $61,000 for the information, the Justice Department said.

      The person the men reached out to began working as a double agent for the U.S government, and his contacts with the defendants were overseen by the FBI. At one point last year, prosecutors say, the unnamed person passed to the defendants a single-page document that appeared to be classified as secret and that contained information about a purported plan to charge and arrest Huawei executives in the U.S.

      But the document was actually prepared by the government for the purposes of the prosecution that was unsealed Monday, and the information in it was not accurate.

      The company is not named in the charging documents, though the references make clear that it’s Huawei, which was charged in 2019 with bank fraud and again the following year with new charges of racketeering conspiracy and a plot to steal trade secrets.

      Top FBI and Justice Department officials scheduled a Monday afternoon news conference to discuss a national security matter involving a foreign influence campaign.

      The Justice Department has issued arrest warrants for the pair, but it’s not clear whether they will ever be taken into custody.

      Spokespeople for Huawei and the Chinese Embassy in Washington did not immediately return messages seeking comment.”

      • Disaffected October 24, 2022 at 3:22 pm #

        Have a Chinese paid lab intern living just down the street. Routine engineering stuff, nothing classified. Her advisor has advised her to cut it short and get out of the US by Dec, even though she was actually born in the US to Chinese parents. I suspect there’s a bunch more just like her out there.

        • BackRowHeckler October 24, 2022 at 3:34 pm #

          If you’ve been watching the news out of China it looks like Xi Jinping is getting ready to drop the hammer. On who isn’t clear.

          • Disaffected October 24, 2022 at 4:04 pm #

            First snow of the season up here this morning. Just a little dusting that’s already melted off, but it’s a start. Low of 25 expected for overnight.

          • Islander October 24, 2022 at 4:23 pm #

            Didn’t he just drop the hammer, publicly, on Hu? The former premier, or president?

          • BackRowHeckler October 24, 2022 at 4:43 pm #

            Yeah, escorted offstage by security personnel, hasn’t been seen since.

        • MaryQueen October 24, 2022 at 5:04 pm #

          Wow! OK that tells me that a hot war is ahead…

      • Not_GeorgeT October 24, 2022 at 3:44 pm #

        ‘Two men suspected of being Chinese intelligence officers have been charged’

        just curious if the two were brought in to the CCP police station in NYC for questioning.

    • Hereward the Woke October 25, 2022 at 7:50 am #

      Probably Trump pulled a girl’s ponytail in kinderkarten. Something serious like that.

  26. cowbell81 October 24, 2022 at 1:01 pm #

    Looks like they are cranking up the shootings this week in lead up to the mid-term elections. First one at a high school in Detroit, now one in St. Louis. Watch for more to come….

    • JohnAZ October 24, 2022 at 1:12 pm #

      If I was a business owner in Minneapolis, Portland, Seattle, LA, NYC, Chicago, Baltimore, Atlanta, I would be boarding up in preparation for GOP gains in the election!

      • BackRowHeckler October 24, 2022 at 1:51 pm #

        Using common sense, in a city like Chicago, one would think that at some point everybody who could be shot, has been shot. But that doesn’t seem to be the case — new candidates continue to step up, day after day, week after week, month after month.

        • Redneck Liberal October 24, 2022 at 6:37 pm #

          Hmmm… Civilian casualties, do you mean?

          “Explosive weapons with wide area effects: 90 killed and 259 injured; Mines and explosive remnants of war: 7 killed and 17 injured .

          • Anthea October 25, 2022 at 11:48 pm #

            @ Redneck Liberal:

            Meh. That’s the usual toll on prom night at an inner-city school.

          • Redneck Liberal October 26, 2022 at 8:19 pm #

            Yeah…”God bless America, Land of the Free-totin’ and Home of the Brave shooter”

      • Not_GeorgeT October 26, 2022 at 4:40 pm #

        boarding up, probably a good idea. Longer term I’d be looking to hire a mover and set up somewhere else. Not cheap, but likely less expensive than a ‘fire’ sale.

        What are the insurance rates like in these places? Do they have civil unrest clauses? I could go a couple of steps beyond ‘civil unrest’ , instead I’m leaving it to imagination.

    • BackRowHeckler October 24, 2022 at 1:48 pm #

      +50 shot in Chicagoland this weekend.

      I’m willing to bet that exceeds the casualty list in the war on the Eastern Front, which is costing us $10 billion per month.

      • MaryQueen October 24, 2022 at 2:20 pm #

        The utter ridiculousness of it all.

    • Amman October 24, 2022 at 5:21 pm #

      Who is they? And how do they manage to crank up shootings?

  27. CovfefeCanuck October 24, 2022 at 1:03 pm #

    It’s time for the good folk of the Western world to go full Caligula on our ruling class.

    Arrest the ENTIRE WEF and their families, strip every penny of wealth to pay for the coming apocalypse from the death Jab.

    Then turn ALL their women(and pretty men like Gates) into caged WHORES to begin to pay for the damage they’ve done.

    Then turn to the politicians, bureaucrats and their families who have followed the WEFs Anti Human policies and turn THEM into caged WHORES as well.

    Finally, round up the entire MSM, their owner’s, bosses, families and turn them into caged WHORES, but with them it will be televised and advertised to pay for the damages their LIES have done to the World.

    We’ll pay off our debts and have some fun

    • crudgemudgeon October 24, 2022 at 1:28 pm #

      Sorry, but thoughts of a caged Gates leaves me unaroused.

      • Paula D October 24, 2022 at 3:08 pm #

        Me too.
        Gonna be a struggle for Gates to make a living as an actual whore.

        But I’m willing to let them try.

        • Blackbird October 25, 2022 at 9:49 pm #

          Bill Gates in a cage will arouse someone. Probably many someones…

          Coming to Pay-per-View!*

          (*Unavailable on devices running the Windows operating system.)

  28. Roundball Shaman October 24, 2022 at 1:05 pm #

    “It’s hard to escape the awful feeling that Western Civ has a death wish…”

    Western Civ is not a ‘thing’. It is an abstract label for group of People. People who share common ethics and morals and heritage and goals and dreams. At least in theory.

    And when those People have become so confused and attacked and threatened and made to feel weak and worthless… then comes the ‘death wish’. They just want to give up to make the pain go away.

    None of these consequences are normal or natural. These are mind and spirit viruses that were deliberately launched by the Predator Vulture Class into the human family so that we would all give up and welcome the death that the Vultures have had planned for us for generations.

    It’s hard to keep fighting. It’s easy to want to throw in the towel, especially for the current past two or three generations of Americans who were brought up on ‘Quick-and-Easy’ and feeling more special and entitled than anyone else on the Planet. Americans today don’t have the strength of character that The Greatest Generation and those who came before had. So when the going gets tough… we get going… by crying Uncle. Or begging Big Daddy Gov to come to our rescue.

    Not everyone, of course. But too many People today more have the character of tissue paper than rods of steel.

    So, we don’t care about ‘Western Civ’ any more. We were told to be ‘World Citizens!’ We are told we must be ruled over by ‘Globalists’ and un-elected Technocrats with full delusions of godhood. We are told to give up everything to Them… and Like It.

    We don’t care about Western Civ so we don’t try to protect it. We don’t fight for it. We let our jobs get off-shored and leave our borders open to allow the needy of the World to suckle off the taxpayer’s milk bottle. We let our kids be taught to hate the sex they were born and to graffiti their body’s with dreadful ink sculptures that leaves them looking like perversely walking billboards.

    We allow about bodies to be repeatedly punctured by toxic injections. And we attack all those who refuse to give into such insanity. And we eat toxic food and then crave more of us unto obesity.

    We are told that all White People are racists and must pay for social and racial ills that White People today had almost nothing to do in creating. And we are treated to an endless parade of non-White faces on State mass media to help to solidify the acceptable erasure of lighter-toned skin people.

    Any ‘death-wish’ for people of Western Civ is profoundly sad. It is anti-Life and against all the reasons we were put on this Planet.

    It is a desperate cry… not for going way… but for help.

    And all this is anything but… Civilization.

    • Why_weren't_we_asked_about_Degrowth October 24, 2022 at 1:15 pm #

      Questioning the narrative takes work. People know the realities in front of them are chalked full of holes. They’re staring into the face of inept leaders and daily fraud. They choose to look away.

      More and more studies are revealing that Net-Zero energy policies cannot be achieved. There isn’t enough supply of critical minerals like lithium and cobalt to make all the batteries and the high cost of energy needed to rebuild the infrastructure will bankrupt everyone long before we get there.

      How many people are questioning these fantasies.

      • Islander October 24, 2022 at 3:11 pm #

        After reading Gail Tverberg’s latest, I have come to the conclusion that renewable energy projects are basically vanity projects (XX = s).

        httpXX://ourfiniteworld.com/2022/10/18/why-financial-approaches-wont-fix-the-worlds-economic-problems-this-time/

        See especially slide 20:

        httpXX://i0.wp.com/ourfiniteworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/20.-Now-Europes-energy-consumption-is-falling.-Wind-and-solar-play-minor-roles.png?ssl=1

        • Islander October 24, 2022 at 3:16 pm #

          Tverberg excerpt:

          “The benefits of wind and solar energy are glorified in Europe, with people being led to believe that it would be easy to transition from fossil fuels, and perhaps leave nuclear, as well. The problem is that wind, solar, and even hydroelectric energy supply are very undependable. They cannot ever be ramped up to provide year-round heat. They are poorly adapted for agricultural use (except for sunshine helping crops grow).

          Few people realize that the benefits that wind and solar provide are tiny. They cannot be depended on, so companies providing electricity need to maintain duplicate generating capacity. Wind and solar require far more transmission than fossil-fuel-generated electricity because the best sources are often far from population centers. When all costs are included (without subsidy), wind and solar electricity tend to be more expensive than fossil-fuel generated electricity. They are especially difficult to rely on in winter. Therefore, many people in Europe are concerned about possibly “freezing in the dark,” as soon as this winter. “

          • tresho October 24, 2022 at 3:56 pm #

            Bloomberg 22 Oct: “New York, New England Ration Heating Oil Even Before Peak Winter
            –Fuel stockpiles in New England are a third of seasonal norms
            — High cost forces consumers to partially fill heating oil tanks”

        • BackRowHeckler October 24, 2022 at 4:39 pm #

          According to Rueters, EU Climate Ministers recently met and agreed to clamp down even harder on fossil fuels and move up Climate Mandates. They also pledged more money to 3rd world countries in Africa & Asia.

          Apparently, contrary to what we’ve heard, Europe is flush with cash and have plenty to give away. Also, they have no need for natgas, oil & coal from Russia or anywhere else. That’s the message.

    • DyersEve October 24, 2022 at 2:01 pm #

      Western Civ reached the dizzying heights it did very simply: the establishment of Judeo-Christian ethics and values and making that accessible to all more “primitive” cultures in the West. that we are now denying to truth is a sign of Satanism running rampant in the West. Whether you believe in Satan as an abstract or a very real entity, it is surely devouring the West…

      • Islander October 24, 2022 at 3:17 pm #

        Many would say that “western civ” reachied dizzying heights via the harnessing of day labor, domestic and foreign, and then the harnessing of fossil fuels.

        • Paula D October 24, 2022 at 6:19 pm #

          Agree, Islander.

          Watch how fast Judeo-Christian “values” vanish as the oil runs out.

          Oh, wait……

        • Jarek October 25, 2022 at 1:20 am #

          Classic Neo-Marxist reductionism of everything to economics.

          Material prosperity is necessary but not sufficient to create a great culture.

          • Paula D October 25, 2022 at 2:45 pm #

            Oscar Wilde — ‘America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.’

      • Roundball Shaman October 24, 2022 at 3:44 pm #

        DyersEve: “Western Civ reached the dizzying heights it did very simply: the establishment of Judeo-Christian ethics and values…”

        J-C ethics gave/gives people a philosophy (The Bible) to coalesce around. This helps folks to aspire to be ‘better’ than they might have been without such aspirations to emulate. But J-C ethics also inserted a dark side of heavy-handed thought control and intolerance and insolation (and even genocide). And also competition among the various J-C groups rather than cooperation.

        But this still goes back to the character of people. People were willing to strive and work hard and believe and have dreams and endeavor to make these dreams come true. All of those qualities have largely disappeared from today’s population. And many no longer treat J-C ethics with respect but treat it more like a relic from a primitive age.

        In short, there was a combination of J-C ethics apparently having a shelf-life along with the de-evolution and degradation of people’s character in general.

        Without a positive philosophy of some kind to aspire to… people will stagnate and flounder. That’s what we see today.

        • messianicdruid October 24, 2022 at 4:38 pm #

          Are christians taking the Kol Nidre Vow these days? Are they accepting the Noahide Laws?

          • justanotherguy October 25, 2022 at 12:56 am #

            those laws were made null and void by the C values. i never use J/C, because its an innovation by that schmuck schofield and some confusing (deliberately) commentaries.

          • Hereward the Woke October 25, 2022 at 7:52 am #

            That’s a question I lose massive amounts of sleep over, Druid! 🙂

        • beantownbill. October 24, 2022 at 6:19 pm #

          You’re on fire today, RS.

    • Amman October 24, 2022 at 5:27 pm #

      Jibes with Pierce and Lane. I’ve been thinking about those 2 and how they sounded an alarm in the 90s. Remember those 14 words? Do they connect with vaccines?

      • Roundball Shaman October 24, 2022 at 6:12 pm #

        Dr. King famously spoke about not judging someone by the color of their skin but of the content of their character.

        These days, all anyone in State corporate media and the business World (and in general) talks about (or is subject to) is color of skin. Almost no one talks about content of character any more.

        To create disorder amongst People… skin tone has been hyped into nonsensical importance and societal status by the Predator Class. To serve Their ends.

        And content of character is not on the docket. Dr. King would be appalled at what has happened in the decades since his attempts to let humans be a true human family and not a skin shade being used as a wedge over others.

        • beantownbill. October 24, 2022 at 6:17 pm #

          Yeah, he would be appalled. And sad.

          • MaryQueen October 25, 2022 at 7:40 pm #

            If there’s one thing Jarek hates almost as much as women, it’s accomplished and famous black men.

        • Jarek October 24, 2022 at 7:49 pm #

          Nonsense. He was a Marxist and would be thrilled.

          Listen to him insult Jackie Onassis at JFK’s funeral.

          Modern Liberal Whites are so gullible.

          • justanotherguy October 25, 2022 at 12:59 am #

            if king was personally flawed, so are we all. one can appreciate his statements about character, if only as rhetorical devices to get to the heart of the matter – if character and merit are anachronisms, then king was wrong, and nothing means anything.

            ergo, blm is bullshit.

          • Jarek October 25, 2022 at 1:25 am #

            He was a low life. A plagiarist, communist and sex fiend.

            Wake up. And he believed in lots of Civil Rights social engineering: If you have a Black population of 30%, then everything should be 30% Black, qualifications be damned. Affirmative Action – though the phrase didn’t exist yet. Read what he actually wrote or said.

            As a Communist and fake Christian, he had nothing against violence. He just knew how weak and gullible Whites had become, and knew that non-violence was the way to go at that point.

          • Hereward the Woke October 25, 2022 at 7:53 am #

            Heinrich Himmler was probably a marxist to you, J. So, no biggie.

          • justanotherguy October 25, 2022 at 10:04 am #

            j – do you know the difference between using a point of view as a rhetorical device and actually believing that point of view?

            i am here enough to recognize habitual traits of the habitual posters. i also recognize that you look enough like a cutout instigator to see if anyone will fedpost in reply to one of your cartoonish over the top pro-totalitarian-is-ok-if-its-(nazional sozial-ism).

            don’t patronize me boy. you’re a bit smart, but not that smart.

          • Jarek October 25, 2022 at 11:37 am #

            Just in: You didn’t know that about King? Most well informed people do. You’re very late.

            At the funeral King said of Jackie: Look how she’s bending over him like she’s gonna give him a blow job.

            The real America was mourning. But of course Blacks aren’t part of that and never will be as Jefferson said.

          • Roundball Shaman October 25, 2022 at 1:41 pm #

            justanotherguy: “if king was personally flawed, so are we all. one can appreciate his statements about character, if only as rhetorical devices to get to the heart of the matter – if character and merit are anachronisms, then king was wrong, and nothing means anything.”

            One can be (and IS) badly personally flawed and yet express good and righteous ideas or goals. The flawed nature and the righteous ideas are separate things standing on their own.

            The whole idea behind human life is to slowly and surely become better than one was the day before. The fact that all of our flaws will never be corrected does not dampen the necessity nor the pageant of our making the daily quest.

            When King talks about content of character, he is also talking about himself. He is not claiming to have elevated character himself. He is speaking only about the standard upon how each of us should be judged. He never says, ‘Follow Me! I am righteous and great!’ He asks us to take the deep dive and look within at the ugliness that lives within us… and then to do something about it.

            Personally, it’s just not that important how many admirers he may have entertained in the back seat of his limo. He put his life on the line to stand for unpopular ideas instead of retreating to any easy life of delivering flowery sermons on Sunday that didn’t offend anyone and not accomplishing anything of useful social relevance.

            King is not the important thing here. The whole notion of Character is what is critical because it identifies why we are all today living in a World Hell Hole of toxic predators and damaging ideas and personal behaviors towards each other that is killing off meaningful living.

            The cause of and answer to every one of our problems today comes down to one thing: Character.

          • justanotherguy October 25, 2022 at 9:48 pm #

            jerki – not that i don’t know, its beside the point.

            so reading comprehension is only necessary when it suits that vulgar little snake pit between your ears?

        • Amman October 26, 2022 at 2:08 am #

          “Content-of-character” is a too out-of-focus term for me albeit well meaning. People should be talking about Justice. About what is fair.

          As for these times, you know the planet was stampeded and hyped to go through a vaccination program. It should be clear that both races are in someone’s sight.

          • Roundball Shaman October 26, 2022 at 12:35 pm #

            Amman: “‘Content-of-character’ is a too out-of-focus term for me albeit well meaning. People should be talking about Justice. About what is fair.”

            Justice and Fairness are the results… Quality of Character (Good, Exemplary) is the cause and source of that justice and fairness. And lack of Quality Character is what provides for unfairness and not achieving true justice.

            One cannot have true justice and fairness without the Quality of Character preceding for these to spring from.

            Mystics and other discerning people long ago realized that everything at its deepest level breaks down into what kind and quality of ‘Spirit’ it has.

  29. JohnAZ October 24, 2022 at 1:08 pm #

    Did you see how far down the school’s test scores have dropped? Pathetic!

    The big secret is that the Democrats are ecstatic and cheering just another victory sign of the dumbing down of America.

    Yes, I have a solution. Get rid of the Department of Education and re-establish the PTA, PTO.

    • malthuss October 24, 2022 at 1:40 pm #

      look at obesity, failure, success by race.

      obese GIs, by race, how many of each race?

      school drop outs?

      crime?

    • Not_GeorgeT October 26, 2022 at 7:25 pm #

      Dept. of Education was a Carter Administration creation.

      One would think a department of education would be assuring high standards in education and also assuring they are met. Essentially the education department would be expected to list and define the learning objectives within the 3 learning domains (cognitive, affective and psychomotor).

      Each learning domain has internal levels. A search of ‘Bloom’s Taxonomy’ will yield the levels.

      Around 1980, in my experience, there was a lowering of standards for what I would consider an area of essential work in a society (healthcare). The standards were lowered a few more times over the years. I fail to understand how lowering standards leads to excellence in healthcare.

      Lowering standards is a means to satisfy a social agenda. In the area of education, it moves entitled groups through a process. Proficiency, competency and merit don’t have much of a place in this system because they do not have much of a place in the system designers’ plan for outcome. The process, by design, favors some other outcome.

      I’ll go along with lowering of test scores in schools. Defining ‘schools’ is another issue. It has many faces.

      If I’m correctly carrying this forward, given what has (recent past) and is (current time) being done to ‘education’ is an acceleration of a process begun decades ago.

      ‘Victory’ ? I think the way you frame it makes for an accurate statement.

      I’m not a big government person, thus I think solutions can best be found and implemented at the local level.

      The way matters are heading in the US and other locations, we might soon find out.

  30. Q. Shtik October 24, 2022 at 1:35 pm #

    with all the charisma of a Dampfnudel? – JHK

    ==========

    I marvel, first of all, at the discipline required to crank out two essay gems every week but, secondarily, how in the hell does Jim even know that such a word as Dampfnudel exists?

    • Jarek October 24, 2022 at 1:58 pm #

      damp noodle?

    • MaryQueen October 24, 2022 at 2:22 pm #

      I often wonder how he finds all his obscure words. He’s a marvel!

      • Beryl of Oyl October 24, 2022 at 3:07 pm #

        He uses his noodle?

        • MaryQueen October 24, 2022 at 7:20 pm #

          🙂

    • Night Owl October 24, 2022 at 4:14 pm #

      It is a common German word. Perhaps he opened a dictionary looking for something that resembled the equivalent English word to use in context.

      The dialect form is Knödel, and they are actually dumplings, rather than some kind of steamed “noodle.”

      • Islander October 24, 2022 at 4:36 pm #

        Yep.

        In the context I think JHK’s choice of “Dampfknudel” works, kind of like wet rag.

        But these are actually dumplings.
        I love them. They are pretty solid, and stolid.
        They are also a good way to use up dried bread, so . . . frugal.

        httpXX://www.daringgourmet.com/semmel-knoedel-german-bread-dumplings/

        Especially Leberknoedelsuppe.

        In Austria the best are Germknoedel, filled with povidel (plum butter):

        httpXX://www.thebreadshebakes.com/2015/01/austrian-germknoedel-yeast-dumplings-recipe/

        • Night Owl October 24, 2022 at 4:55 pm #

          My wife grew up near the Black Forest, and Knödel and Spätzle are pretty much staples there.

          • MaryQueen October 24, 2022 at 5:16 pm #

            My sister’s in-laws were from Germany, she learned to make a mean Spätzle.

          • Islander October 24, 2022 at 5:25 pm #

            Yum!

          • Hereward the Woke October 25, 2022 at 7:55 am #

            Spätzle is still big here in Switz, along with Rösti. It’s funny how every nation has its “poor man’s meal”. In the UK it’s a fried breakfast; in France crêpes, in the Baltics, bilinini…

        • Jarek October 24, 2022 at 7:50 pm #

          This is where women shine – in the kitchen. Of course even here men are better if they choose to be.

          • MaryQueen October 24, 2022 at 9:45 pm #

            It’s a shame you don’t shine anywhere.

            Even on the blog where you spend all your waking hours.

          • justanotherguy October 25, 2022 at 1:02 am #

            pot, meet kettle

            self awareness, kweeeeen, practice, practice

          • MaryQueen October 25, 2022 at 12:14 pm #

            I work full time at an actual job, JAG.

            Ask Jarek where he works… lol.

    • Redneck Liberal October 24, 2022 at 6:32 pm #

      “I marvel, first of all, at the discipline required to crank out two essay gems every week

      A couple of gold caps & a steady diet of Newsmax I’m guessing.

      • justanotherguy October 25, 2022 at 1:03 am #

        and you’re really cleaning up trolling for a penny a letter.

        the boss must be so proud!

  31. holdfastspike October 24, 2022 at 2:23 pm #

    On the day of Trumps arrival for the clown committee there should be a chorus line of trans people of color on the steps leading up to the clown court, sweets thrown out to the masses as Liza Minnelli sings god bless american. antifa and blm down the street doing their thing. all the while aoc and her gang twerk up the steps in front and around Trump. there would be no greater justice and comeuppance on earth than liberals electing the Golden Golem of greed, the Orange Orge of Outrage, The Ayatollah of Rocken Rolla… Donald John Trump the 45th and 47th President of the United States of Americaaaaaaaaa….lets get readyyyyyy to rumblllllllle…..hahahahhahhah?????

    • Redneck Liberal October 24, 2022 at 6:29 pm #

      As if Trump would dare to actually show up…watch: he’s already said how ready he is to talk to the J6 Committee (as he was keen to talk to Mueller), and he’s even said he’d do it if it was broadcast live and unedited. If J6 Committee were to agree to that, he’d soon find another fallacious reason (or more likely several reasons, probably contradictory) why he cannot do it. He is a spineless fraud.

      • Paula D October 24, 2022 at 8:21 pm #

        If the J6 committee would agree? Of course they would never agree to having Americans hear actual evidence.

        The whole reason for the riot in the first place was a Dem/FBI plot to stop the reading of the evidence of the stolen election on nation-wide TV for the first time.
        I had friends watching C-Span at that time. They were listening to a congressman putting the evidence out (and into the Congressional Record) when all of a sudden Pelosi and McConnel announced an “emergency” and called off the hearing.

        And the Dems kicked dissenting Repubs from the committee, only allowing Repubs like Cheney’s Demon Spawn on it.

        What you smoking, boy?

        • MaryQueen October 24, 2022 at 8:55 pm #

          Rednut’s comments are extra ‘special’ today. I am wondering if it’s the clotshot doing its job.

          • Redneck Liberal October 24, 2022 at 9:52 pm #

            Gee…I’m still waiting for my very own dose of COVID-19. There are reports today that variant 5.75 has arrived on our little island.

            Seems to date that my vaccination has been highly effective, even as the ‘crud’ went through my own household a few months back.

            Maybe I got the fabled saline shot? Twice? Quite an accident, unless the WEF somehow “picked” me for the fake shot. Woohoo.

          • MaryQueen October 24, 2022 at 10:07 pm #

            Thanks for verifying that the quacksine may be a reason you sound extra unhinged.

          • Redneck Liberal October 24, 2022 at 10:25 pm #

            My “confirmation” that I have been vaccinated shouldn’t sound like a huge victory in your neverending battle against the WEF & related bullshit. How sad you are.

            Other vaccinated people on CFN who have not mentioned that they have ever had the crud are GA, JohnAZ, beantownbill & tusconspur among others (though, of course, I stand to be corrected). Based on that unscientific micro-survey, the vaccine has been “safe & effective”.

            I suspect on the global scale – billions of vaccinations – there will be a significant number who have avoided infection and another number who have suffered very little by way of symptoms when infected.

            However, you keep on virtue-signaling your heartfelt belief in your own quackery – homeopathy & naturopathy, and probably dancing naked around a fire in the woods with your sisters at midsummer solstice.

          • justanotherguy October 25, 2022 at 1:07 am #

            hey rl, have you any kids? no?

            well the mRNA should bind well to the ACE2 receptors in your gonads, rendering you sterile.

            thanks man! slo-mo darwin award for you!

          • MaryQueen October 25, 2022 at 12:13 pm #

            It’s mostly libtards who dance around naked in front of fires, Fake Trae. I’m not into ‘new age’ ‘spirituality’.

            I am into naturopathy though, and not a sniffle since the fake hoax began.

            I wonder what you make of that?

            Whereas my vaxxed & boosted sisters: One has a bad case of so-called Covid (2.5 years later after it was a plandemic and any epidemiologist will tell you viruses work through a population in 70 days), and two now have new immune system disorders. I’m sure it’s all one big coinkydink.

            Check out Justin Bieber’s face and his wife’s brain clot.

            Just normal for 27 year olds to get brain aneurisms and Bell’s Palsy I guess.

          • GreenAlba October 25, 2022 at 1:36 pm #

            Somewhat disingenuous of you to include me in your supposedly instructive list, Redneck, given that you know my husband collapsed a week after his booster and has been followed up by a cardiologist since. Apparently the cardio thinks he now has POTS (Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome), which appears to be quite a common consequence of the quacksines.

            You are also aware that in my little group of 6 WhatsApp school friends and their families there have been 3 heart attacks plus two instances of SADS (which may also have been heart attacks) following the vaxx rollout, including 4 deaths following the booster.

            Sudden Adult Mysteriously Baffling Coincidence Sydrome, obviously. Is there any drivel you won’t believe if it comes from an ‘official’ source?

            Also, my brother and his wife, son, daughterin-law and grandchildren only got covid once fully vaxxed. As did one of my daughters. So your individual experience counts as a fraction of my family’s. Not to mention that the UK government’s own ONS statistics show that 94% of covid deaths are in the vaxxed and 91% in the triple-vaxxed, statistics which you never address..

            Finally, I’m sure we’d all be delighted to hear your review of that sequence in the Spanish covid documentary that includes the MAC codes emitted by the vaxxed and the myriad photos of nanotech from the vials (published by Professor Campra at the University of Almeria).

            odysee.com/@thebigreset:1/ENGLISH:bb

            Starts around 1h40, IIRC, but watching the whole thing would be educative, obviously. You could tell us why the Spanish and French scientists and doctors are wrong and you are right, and maybe mention why censoring scientists is a good way to conduct science.

          • GreenAlba October 25, 2022 at 1:41 pm #

            “There are reports today that variant 5.75 has arrived on our little island.”

            Do get the bivalent jab. It’s only been tested on 8 mice, so they need all the human lab rats they can get. They will be very grateful.

          • Paula D October 25, 2022 at 2:50 pm #

            Green Alba, I used the Dr. Baffled cartoon you linked to on an appropriate facebook post and fb COVERED it and “fact checked” it!

            Clown World.

          • GreenAlba October 25, 2022 at 5:19 pm #

            Paula – I searched for ‘Dr Baffled fact check’ and a whole load of them came up.

            This is from the Fullfact one:

            “The British Heart Foundation says there is no evidence that people are at risk of cardiac arrest in the days or weeks following the vaccine.

            It adds: “In the UK, no figures have been published for cardiac arrests in under-18s following the vaccine – which means there have been a tiny number too small to be published, or none at all.”

            Seriously.

          • MimiTN October 25, 2022 at 6:08 pm #

            We can hope.

          • GreenAlba October 25, 2022 at 6:48 pm #

            Correction for Redneck from my longer post above – I should have said the grandchildren weren’t vaxxed (thank goodness), but got covid when their vaxxed parents got it.

          • Paula D October 25, 2022 at 8:09 pm #

            I also got fact checked on a Daily Mail screenshot I posted which claimed that Russia was issuing “rape kits’ to its soldiers.

            Not content with the Ghaddafi ”Viagra” lie, they claim that Russia is issuing Viagra, plus sex toys, plus torture devices.
            Which is a really weird combo to claim, but whatever. If you are a lying propagandist what difference does it make if you make sense.

            Anyway, the “fact check” was in Italian, so I have NO idea what they are trying to deny.

          • Redneck Liberal October 26, 2022 at 8:41 pm #

            @GA. More of the usual whack-job pseudo-science websites as your references. You have more ‘faith’ in UNoffical sources now, whereas you used to be all rational and shit.

            My point was – have YOU had the Crud yet? How come you didn’t develop it once Hubby had his secret booster and started shedding his virulent bio-weapon Spike Protein Monsters all over the house?

          • Redneck Liberal October 26, 2022 at 8:43 pm #

            “…MAC codes emitted by the vaxxed…

            I really cannot express how hilarious this is, nor how sad I am that YOU, GA, a formerly rational person, believe this utter tripe.

          • GreenAlba October 27, 2022 at 6:42 am #

            Redneck

            Please list the factual inaccuracies spoken by the individual scientists in the film. And quit with the idiot-level fact-free generalisations. If they can provide scientific facts, you can provide scientific rebuttals.

            “You have more ‘faith’ in UNoffical sources now, whereas you used to be all rational and shit.”

            The ONS figures are an official source, and they say (a) that 94% of those dying of covid are vaxxed. And that excess deaths are through the roof since the vaxx rollout. What do you make of those official sources?

            Finally, why would you expect my husband’s covid booster to give me covid? It didn’t give him covid – it gave him a heart condition.

          • GreenAlba October 27, 2022 at 6:45 am #

            I like Mark Crispin Miller’s favourite definition of ‘conspiracy theory’, since you are its living, breathing proof.

            ‘A conspiracy theory is anything that, if it were true, you couldn’t cope with it.’

          • GreenAlba October 27, 2022 at 6:52 am #

            Which of these assertions from *official sources* do you believe, Redneck:

            – that Iraqi soldiers pulled Kuwaiti babies out of incubators and left them to die on the floor;

            – that German soldiers bayonetted babies in WWI;

            – that Saddam Hussain had ‘weapons of mass destruction’ to be aimed at the west;

            – that getting ‘vaccinated’ against covid would stop transmission (‘saving Granny’ by proxy and justifying mandates, especially in healthcare workers)?

            Please address each one separately.

          • GreenAlba October 27, 2022 at 7:58 am #

            Is DARPA’s own website official enough for you, Redneck?

            darpa.mil/program/our-research/darpa-“and-the-brain-initiative

            “The ElectRx program aims to help the human body heal itself through neuromodulation of organ functions using ultraminiaturized devices, approximately the size of individual nerve fibers, which could be delivered through minimally invasive injection.”

            So, are you claiming the technology doesn’t exist, or that Bill Gates is too angelic to use it?

            And, given that Mr Gates didn’t even finish college (he didn’t need to – his grandfather gave him a million dollars when he was born), and doesn’ have an iota of medical training, why exactly do you think he developed an interest in getting experimental substances into the arms of every living human?

            For details of his other dalliances with ‘vaccines’, you could watch the MCM interview I linked to. It includes details on the tetanus ‘vaccination’ programme Gates instigated in Kenya. But here’s the weird thing. Firstly, there was no tetanus problem in Kenya. Secondly, they only vaxxed girls and women of childbearing age. Thirdly they gave the women (and girls, some as young as nine) 5 doses of the ‘vaccination’. Abortions and infertility ensued.

            All good for our Redneck.

          • MaryQueen October 27, 2022 at 8:31 pm #

            OOf!

            You shoulda learned not to mess with G.A., Fake Trae.

            Alba for the SMACK DOWN. Whooot!

        • Redneck Liberal October 24, 2022 at 9:47 pm #

          Misguided windbaggery. As if Trump – if he DID show up – would not simply lie? He probably couldn’t help himself…but he won’t. Never.

          • justanotherguy October 25, 2022 at 1:06 am #

            you got it, trump is the only liar in politics!

            where you been all this time boy? we’ve needed a liar detector for such a long time.

          • Night Owl October 26, 2022 at 5:19 am #

            What has he lied about?

          • Redneck Liberal October 26, 2022 at 8:45 pm #

            @ Justanothertwat & Night-Howler-Monkey:

            If his mouth is open and he’s not gobbing a Macca’s cheeseburger, then he’s lying.

          • MaryQueen October 26, 2022 at 10:31 pm #

            Fake Trae couldn’t answer.

            What did Trump lie about?

            Be specific instead of lashing out at the people who ask you to back your statement with some examples.

          • benr October 27, 2022 at 2:54 pm #

            Busted lil rl and his zero coherent response.

            But but Trump!

            Derp derp derp derpity derp.

  32. Beryl of Oyl October 24, 2022 at 2:36 pm #

    New Evidence for SARS-CoV-2 Lab Origins
    An important new preprint finds the unmistakable fingerprints of tinkering in the Corona genome
    https://www.eugyppius.com/p/new-evidence-for-sars-cov-2-lab-origins?utm_source=profile&utm_medium=reader2

    • malthuss October 24, 2022 at 2:46 pm #

      plan demics happen.

  33. Beryl of Oyl October 24, 2022 at 2:43 pm #

    Kanye West is getting cancelled.

    • MaryQueen October 24, 2022 at 5:24 pm #

      If he was really smart, he would just walk away from the Coven and stop talking on MSM. He just makes it easier for them to savage him.

      He should lead by his actions, which started out good when he fired the slave labor factories that were making his stuff.

      He could start a whole new American-made sort of deal if he wanted to. Why does he bother to go arguing with idiots like Piers Morgan?

      It’s beneath him. He’s a smart guy.

      • Redneck Liberal October 24, 2022 at 6:26 pm #

        And of course, given his narcissism, he’s highly qualified to run for GOP Candidate in 2024.

        • MaryQueen October 24, 2022 at 7:22 pm #

          “Red bad blue good, derp, derp, derp” – Fake Trae

          • Redneck Liberal October 24, 2022 at 9:54 pm #

            You should offer to run as his VP candidate. You talk almost as much sense as that fuckwit.

          • MaryQueen October 24, 2022 at 10:08 pm #

            Oh noes, I may cry in my pillow.

            Fake Trae was mean.

            LMAO!

          • Night Owl October 26, 2022 at 5:19 am #

            “Mary not blue. Mary bad!”

            Derp, derp.

    • MaryQueen October 24, 2022 at 8:06 pm #

      They’re playing up the “anti-semitic” thing because, of course they are:

      https://twitter.com/i/events/1584335395600232449

  34. KesaAnna October 24, 2022 at 2:45 pm #

    ” No revolution succeeds without help from the upper classes. ”

    True , I’m afraid.

    But then that is the basic problem.

    I’m not a mind – reader , so I cannot claim it as a certainty ,

    But I sure get the impression with every revolution that I have studied in the past 500 years that under the mask of bleeding hearts for the peasants and power to the people ,

    Was a scam by aristocrats to acquire more privileges for themselves , while discarding more responsibilities.

    • MaryQueen October 24, 2022 at 5:25 pm #

      What lil’ J forgets is that some upper classes are controlled op, just to dupe the little people, and they certainly are not helping any ‘revolution.’

      • Jarek October 24, 2022 at 7:53 pm #

        Did I say otherwise? It doesn’t change the principle. You were wrong and you can’t accept it.

        There may no be enough aid coming from the upper class. In which case, we won’t succeed. That doesn’t change the principle either – it proves it.

        • MaryQueen October 24, 2022 at 8:13 pm #

          Yeah you said otherwise.

          Shamed again, Jarek. Starting to think you like it, much like the freaks in the video I posted below.

        • JohnAZ October 24, 2022 at 8:33 pm #

          Not enough aid?

          Add up all the rich.

          Not even close to 31 trillion dollars.

          Your fascist government idea will never work, here at least.

          It costs too much to buy votes.

        • Jarek October 25, 2022 at 1:28 am #

          Obviously most of the Rich are with the Establishment and on board with the Great Reset. That much is obvious. If some are not – or not completely – we’d be fools not to accept their aid.

          Your all or nothing approach is simply folly, “Mary”.

          • MaryQueen October 25, 2022 at 10:24 am #

            Gnat’s gotta gnat.

    • Amman October 24, 2022 at 6:59 pm #

      Look at 2 major “revolutions” in Europe.

      The French revolution ended with the total destruction of the French Aristocracy.

      The Russian revolution also ended with the destruction of the Russian Aristocracy and much more i.e. the destruction of the intellectual class (“non-communists”) and destruction of the middle class like farmers who were moderately prosperous.

      So I don’t think your impression is correct for at least these 2 major cases.

      • Amman October 24, 2022 at 7:03 pm #

        “It was a deadly and paralysing sect that destroyed Russia and plunged it deep into unspeakable misery. We must never cease proclaiming this fact as a warning to other nations in the world, and for the preservation of our own country.” – Winston Churchill

        • Jarek October 24, 2022 at 7:55 pm #

          Oh? And which sect was that?

          Maybe you know more than you’ve let on. Winnie knew and talked about it – while he was still a man. Before he became a dog.

          • Amman October 25, 2022 at 4:54 am #

            Just evil men.

            Unfortunately a lot, if not all of them, happened to be Jewish and all of them happened to be White.

            There were no Black Jews in Russia you see.

          • Jarek October 25, 2022 at 11:41 am #

            Thanks, buddy.

            Did you see “The Woman King” yet? I love this movie. It is teaching Blacks their real history: They aren’t morally superior to Whites or anybody else.

            Mike Wallace Sr being interviewed: I’m not White, I’m Jewish.

          • Jarek October 25, 2022 at 12:12 pm #

            Ye claims that Blacks are Jews too. Where are you on this?

          • Amman October 25, 2022 at 4:33 pm #

            No,will probably miss that one.

            But you should ask Kunstler about black Jews. I haven’t thought about such things lately.

      • Anthea October 26, 2022 at 12:04 am #

        I think “revolutions” are usually coups. The instigators’ actual goal is to displace the existing power structure to gain control of it themselves.

        It has been said that this was one of the chief motives behind the American Revolution.

        • Amman October 26, 2022 at 2:38 am #

          Hate for the English king and his damned taxes is explanation enough. So he had to go and he went.

  35. malthuss October 24, 2022 at 2:46 pm #

    seen online–

    Elaine Brock>

    The head manager of our local supermarket told us food prices will double by Christmas.

    Come January price on beef will be beyond affordable.

    He asked to please not say anything to other town people since he was warned to keep quiet.

    we can’t help those who won’t help themselves. We have told them over,over and then over again. We can’t help everyone

    • Jarek October 25, 2022 at 12:41 pm #

      Plant based “meats” are exploding. It’s happening!

      My favorite steak has gone missing my discount grocery.

  36. malthuss October 24, 2022 at 2:48 pm #

    99Cent store. news.

    The KIT KAT candy that was 99 cents a few weeks ago is now 1.30.

    • Beryl of Oyl October 24, 2022 at 3:14 pm #

      That got Bernie concerned. The price of candy. Vermonters may freeze in the dark come winter, but as long as they are able to afford candy bars…

      BTW the Market Ticker has an article on the energy costs, and it mentions Bernie, and I doubt Bernie Sanders will ever read it, which is sad.

      “Here’s reality, like it or not.

      That huge spread exists because the government — and not just ours — has declared war on the very reason we have had a rational cost of living for the last one hundred years. It has driven basically all of our advancement in that regard. It is responsible for all of the plastic things you have (look around you), all of the synthetic fibers (your couch, your bed, etc.) your shoes, your computer(s), your cellphones, the Internet and even the shingles on your house without which it rains inside as well as out.”

      https://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=247245

      • malthuss October 24, 2022 at 3:34 pm #

        plastic food wrappers, boxes, cups. sick.

        there is plastic inside you.

        • Night Owl October 24, 2022 at 4:17 pm #

          Microplastics, yes.

        • Islander October 24, 2022 at 5:34 pm #

          It seems like I see an *increase* in the use of plastics—for one-serving containers, etc.

          These all come from our precious dwindling resource, oil, right?

          What happens to our system of food distribution when the oil/plastic runs out?

          BTW, last time I was in the Netherlands, admittedly 10 years ago now, I was horrified to see *much more* plastic-packaged food than here!

          And one more thing (!!)—correct me if I am wrong, but doesn’t the whole “you will eat bugz” and soylent green program rely on a lot of packaging? Not to mention transporting our new highly processed Bugz-kibble portions for humans over long distances by means that rely on FF? Or will donkeys and carts be used to haul the Bugz-kibble?

          Or, maybe humans and rickshaws????

          Of course at least that would be a job.
          But who would actually own the rickshaw.

          I digress, but have forgotten, from what . . .

          • Paula D October 24, 2022 at 6:23 pm #

            Using precious oil to shrink wrap scissors shows you that humans are Too Stupid To Live.

          • MaryQueen October 24, 2022 at 7:24 pm #

            I agree, Paula.

            Been railing for years about everything being encased or wrapped in plastic.

            We used to buy produce without needing plastic bags. And still do at farmer’s markets – and yet.

            Salad in a plastic bag – yep, people are too stupid to live.

          • Night Owl October 25, 2022 at 2:20 am #

            France is even worse than the Netherlands when it comes to plastics and single-serving containers.

            Particularly with cookies and snacks, where nearly every item is individually wrapped.

          • Blackbird October 25, 2022 at 10:28 pm #

            In the near future, when the lesser beings have been herded into high-rise high-density earth-friendly cubes, our nutritious food paste will be pumped, from a tank in the basement, to our 3D printers.

            Cartridge lickin’ good!

      • malthuss October 24, 2022 at 3:34 pm #

        remember the 1960s? nickel candy. penny candy?

        • cowbell81 October 24, 2022 at 4:08 pm #

          Can’t get anything for a nickel these days, even “dime bags” cost more than that. Biden gets angry about big oil gouging us at the pump, he should get ever angrier at big candy inflating their prices!

        • beantownbill. October 24, 2022 at 6:13 pm #

          Imagine if someone told you in 1965 that the price of a candy bar would be $1.50. You would call him crazy.

    • Redneck Liberal October 24, 2022 at 6:23 pm #

      The sky really IS falling!

      • justanotherguy October 25, 2022 at 1:12 am #

        uuuuhhh,

        quote from chicken little? you really are a smart little shit aren’t you.

        almost had us there.

    • BackRowHeckler October 24, 2022 at 6:24 pm #

      Sheet. I like Kit Kats. Gonna be priced out.

      • beantownbill. October 24, 2022 at 10:24 pm #

        Marlin, lucky me. I get to hand out candy at the grandchildren’s house on Halloween while they go trick or treating. They live in a nice family neighborhood with lots of children, so their parents buy tons of candy, including Kit Kats. I’ve always eaten a ton of them and Snickers as well. My 2 favorites.

        On a more disturbing note further illustrating today’s societal dark side, apparently fentanyl now comes in candy colors and might be dropped into packaging. I read that children shouldn’t eat any candy they get until parents have inspected every bit of candy. What a sick world we live in.

      • Night Owl October 25, 2022 at 7:41 am #

        Nestlé poison.

        • MaryQueen October 25, 2022 at 10:25 am #

          So agree, I can’t believe people eat that crap! It’s like begging for diabetes.

          • Night Owl October 25, 2022 at 3:39 pm #

            Consumption of Nestlé products is an intelligence test.

  37. malthuss October 24, 2022 at 3:00 pm #

    FRANCE UNDER MASSIVE ATTACK – “Nuclear Dirty Bomb” is NEXT – PREPARE FOR LOCKDOWNS

  38. malthuss October 24, 2022 at 3:39 pm #

    TAKI MAG

    The true victims are the Sacklers, whose name has been removed from the Victoria and Albert Museum Sackler Courtyard. The Sacklers are those nice guys who gave us OxyContin, caused 500,000 deaths, paid a couple of billion in fines, and kept 10 billion for themselves.

    • Redneck Liberal October 24, 2022 at 6:22 pm #

      Clearly, they’re all vicious demonic Democrats, right?

    • Paula D October 24, 2022 at 6:29 pm #

      The way I see it the Sacklers are the fall guys who took the focus of the American people from heroin to oxycontin.

      No, no, your nephew didn’t die from shooting up heroin brought into the US by the Deep State from their digs in Afghanistan!

      That was the evil Sacklers and their oxycontin drug.

      • Islander October 24, 2022 at 6:39 pm #

        The Sacklers are not “fall guys,” whatever else they may be.

        • SW October 24, 2022 at 7:31 pm #

          If you’d like to know more about the darling Sackler family read Empire of Pain. There was a marketing strategy in place to encourage doctors to prescribe oxycontin for minor pain and reassure them there was a low probability of addiction. Big bonuses for increasing sales in the field.

          Opiate addiction is terrible to overcome and oxycontin opened the door wide to invite as many people in as possible. When I worked in detox I had so many people say “but I only took what the doctor told me to.”

          The Sacklers are deservedly infamous but probably don’t much care.

          • GreenAlba October 25, 2022 at 11:40 am #

            I heard a number of family members had changed their name, following the scandal. Presumably not those too directly involved.

      • Paula D October 24, 2022 at 8:25 pm #

        Yes, yes, I know. There was a book. There was a made-for-TV movie. There were innumerable articles in mainstream media. There was an all-out court press.

        And it’s all because the US ruling class is keen on rooting out criminals and drug providers.

        Yeah, right. Keep on believing!

        • MaryQueen October 24, 2022 at 9:43 pm #

          Not to mention, because of all the press on this, people who actually need opioids in order to function or survive are now denied them because of the ‘scare’.

          Even though the addiction rate among people who rely on them for pain management is only 4%.

        • Redneck Liberal October 24, 2022 at 9:57 pm #

          And you believe the Sacklers weren’t part of that “Ruling Class”? And that they were ‘punished’ by their elite buddies because they fucked up? You will do anything to exonerate all and any crime if you can find the flimsiest rationalisation. It boggles the mind. What a doofus.

          • Night Owl October 25, 2022 at 7:40 am #

            The beauty of this is that you injected an untested substance mislabeled a vaccine by one of the most criminal pharmacos in world history, and that pharmaco was heavily funded and supported by the Sacklers.

            LOL.

        • justanotherguy October 25, 2022 at 1:16 am #

          gotta say pd, if they had been relieved of the ‘ill gotten’ wealth, it might have looked sincere.

          suffering all the way to yacht #3, prolly, but they really got spanked!

          • Paula D October 25, 2022 at 2:56 pm #

            I’m not saying they weren’t guilty of pushing drugs.

            I’m just saying that going after them served to divert attention away from the massive dumping of heroin into the US.

            The three people that I know who died all died from a heroin overdose, not oxycontin.

            But that all got ignored while the media shone the light on the Sacklers. It’s like the massive banking crimes of the early 2000s all ignored while they shone the light on Bernie Madoff.
            Their guilt or innocence is irrelevant to the diversional hype.

            And it certainly worked.

          • GreenAlba October 25, 2022 at 6:54 pm #

            Isn’t that what the CIA calls a ‘limited hangout’? I’m not entirely au fait with US intelligence lingo!

          • Paula D October 25, 2022 at 8:14 pm #

            Yeah, I think it qualifies.
            Except a limited hangout is when they tell part of the truth to hide the bigger truth.

            This still seems like a diversion to me.

          • Paula D October 25, 2022 at 8:18 pm #

            Actually, it is also like ‘climate change’.

            Ignore ocean acidification and die-off of ocean creatures, ignore topsoil and aquifer depletion, ignore the 6th Mass Extinction, ignore choking air pollution, ignore clearcutting of the tropics, ignore the loss of biodiversity, etc. and focus on a tiny amount of invisible gas instead.

          • justanotherguy October 26, 2022 at 10:08 pm #

            much agreed, with pf and ga above.

            all the banksters got from the 2008 collapse was a small fraction of penalty compared with the alex jones ‘settlement’.

            brings new life the the term limited hangout – most apropos.

            still worried that the description that will be applied to the entirety of durham’s effort – which at this point, seems to hold as much water as the q-tards claims…

  39. docmartin October 24, 2022 at 3:43 pm #

    Republicans win house- impeach Biden- this drags on and on- by the time Biden is tried they will claim he is too demented to testify- all escape on the left- Harris walks them to the 2024 elections – Grisham is not allowed to even prosecute fish bait let alone minnows- uniparty wins elections as usual- taxes up and freedom down- I hope what I’ve just stated is only a bad dream in retrospect – I love my country for what it used to be-I pray for it’s future.

    • cowbell81 October 24, 2022 at 4:09 pm #

      The days of milk and honey are over and behind us, far away in the rearview mirror.

  40. Norville Rogers October 24, 2022 at 6:03 pm #

    “Who is actually behind this insanity?”

    They are far out in front of it, very far in front of it.

    Only thing he is hiding behind is the old canard card, or so charges the ADL.

    Who funded BLM, open “voter” initiatives, Anti-Fa, and anti-policing/prosecuting candidates in SF,LA, and Philadelphia?

    Who sent a million to Stacey Abrams last week?

    Who funded the NGO’s advertising the open borders in America back in their homelands, and who then provided transportation and airport assistance once across it?

    Please allow me to introduce him
    He’s a man of stolen wealth and poor taste
    He’s been around for a long, long year
    Stole many a man’s home and faith

    Pleased to help you
    Hope you guess his name
    But what’s puzzling you
    Is the nature of his game

    • Islander October 24, 2022 at 6:37 pm #

      Could the answer be . . . Oros-Say?

    • Paula D October 24, 2022 at 8:29 pm #

      That’s funny, Neville, because when I wrote my previous comment I was thinking of the saying “the best trick the devil played was convincing people he didn’t exist”.

      And then the Rolling Stones song popped into my mind, including the line “Who killed Kennedy? Well after all, it was you and me”.

      That was the bullshit line they put out to divert people from the obvious fact that the CIA killed Kennedy, right in the middle of the day, right in the middle of Town Square.
      ”Oh, no, that didn’t happen. We ALL killed Kennedy”.

      I call bullshit.

      And I know how many people died of heroin overdoses after the US invaded Afghanistan and let the opium growers out of prison and back in business.

      • justanotherguy October 25, 2022 at 1:18 am #

        probably provided the seeds and plows, too.

        • Paula D October 25, 2022 at 2:58 pm #

          And the US military standing guard to protect the fields.

  41. tom clark October 24, 2022 at 6:27 pm #

    The Republicans are coming!

    The Republicans are coming!

    The Republicans are coming!

    • Disaffected October 25, 2022 at 3:00 pm #

      Feeling spastic today? Take your damn meds, Lil’ T.

      • Night Owl October 27, 2022 at 5:01 pm #

        The most amusing part is that Tom has not figured out that virtually no one on this site is a Republican.

        He has gone full Rednut.

  42. Islander October 24, 2022 at 6:35 pm #

    Wow. This is pretty interesting, IMHO.
    From the Reclaim the Net email feed (which I find to be valuable):

    “New Alberta Premier Danielle Smith apologizes for vaccine passports
    During the United Conservative party’s annual general meeting, Alberta’s new Premier Danielle Smith is seeking legal advice on pardoning Canadians that got arrested or fined for violating COVID-19 rules such as not having a vaccine passport.

    “We are human beings,” said Smith. “We are not QR codes,” she said, adding that she wanted to “purge” the QR database.

    [[Related: How vaccine passports are crushing freedom, privacy, and civil liberties]]

    “I believe that Alberta Health Services is the source of a lot of the problems that we’ve had,” she said.

    “They signed some kind of partnership with the ***World Economic Forum*** [[ding ding ding]] right in the middle of the pandemic; we’ve gotta address that. Why in the world do we have anything to do with the ***World Economic Forum?*** That’s got to end [[[Yes yes yes.go, Danielle!!]].

    “The things that come to top of mind for me are people who got arrested as pastors (and) people given fines for not wearing masks,” Smith said. “These are not things that are normal to get fines and get prosecuted for. I’m going to look into the range of outstanding fines and get some legal advice on which ones we are able to cancel and provide amnesty for.”

    Smith also doubled down on her promise to amend the Human Rights Act to ban discrimination based on Covid vaccination status. She said the amendment would focus on Covid vaccines because the issue is not medical, it is political.

    “Since it was a very specific reaction to a very specific vaccine mandate, we’re going to be very precise when we write the legislation,” she said.

    “We have to get back to an attitude of ‘you take a vaccine to protect yourself.’
    “[But] we have to get away from this attitude that you demonize those who make a different choice.”

    Smith is a vocal opponent of vaccine passports and mandates, especially the Alberta Health Services (AHS) for not allowing people to work if they are not vaccinated against Covid. According to the premier, people not vaccinated against Covid are the most discriminated against she has seen in her life.
    Smith vowed to reorganize the AHS governance system and fire the entire board.

    “The system, my friends, is broken,” she said. “Most of those managing AHS today are holdovers from the NDP years. They have had their chance to fix this bloated system and they have largely failed on almost all accounts. Failure is no longer an option.”
    ++++++++++++

    Along with keeping track of WEF-pet politicians we can also keep track of those who have speciically called out the WEF like this.
    AFAIK this is the first actual public calling out and questioning of the claws the WEF has sunk into governments, including “regional.” WEF “penetration” as Schwab put it.

    I am not a huge fan of dissing penetration generally (I am being oblique), but WEF “penetration” of any government at any level IS a crime against democracy and citizens’ and a sovereign state’s rights.

    Here is a link to the agreement Smith mentions:

    httpXX://reclaimthenet.org/canadian-government-has-allocated-105-3-million-to-world-economic-forum-digital-id-partnership/

    • justanotherguy October 25, 2022 at 2:06 pm #

      brilliant good news, and nice find

  43. MaryQueen October 24, 2022 at 7:34 pm #

    Hope some of the men here who don’t understand what women are up against with the trans agenda will watch this. No expectations but, here you go:

    https://thedistance.substack.com/p/what-is-a-woman-wrong-answers-only#play

    • MaryQueen October 24, 2022 at 7:41 pm #

      Keep in mind