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     You’d think that the hapless DC neocons, Antony Blinken and his boss, Victoria Nuland, plus the gang at Spook Central, would have learned a lesson about the diminishing returns of color revolutions: namely, that these bold pranks blow back… and not in a good way.

    The New York Times informs us that US Intel was well aware weeks beforehand of the developing coup attempt by Yevgeny Prigozhin and his personal army, the Wagner Group. Congressional leaders were briefed a day prior to its roll-out. Well, golly, can you suppose for a New York minute that Russia’s intel agency didn’t know all about it, too?

    A vast array of explanations for this bizarre wartime vaudeville can be found in every corner of the Internet. I’ll go with this one: Prigozhin came to bethink himself a Napoleonic figure. Just as Bonaparte wowed revolution-weary France with his military exploits against her enemies, and seized leadership of the nation, Prigozhin’s mercenary army carried the brunt of the action in Ukraine this year, culminating in the heroic victory at Bakhmut. Priggy regarded the Russian Ministry of Defense as oafish, and by extension, his long-time friend and mentor, Vlad Putin, indecisive about it. The moment was ripe to seize power! As a recent US president might have said: he misoverestimated.

    It looks like the neocons, the CIA, and Britain’s MI6 did, too, if they helped nudge the event to fruition with assurances and cash — say, some of that $6.2 billion the Pentagon happened to find recently via an “accounting error.” What better time to destabilize Russia than during Ukraine’s vaunted spring offensive (which, let’s face it, was not going too well)? In fact, Ukraine’s whole NATO-assisted project from the get-go looked like a bust. The Bakhmut “meat-grinder” was just the latest fiasco. But then, the irascible, disgruntled, and grandiose field marshal Priggy seemed like the perfect instrument to jazz things up for the demoralized West.

     Pretty darn quick, on the road from Rostov-on-Don to Moscow, Priggy learned the hard way that he had no support in the government, the military, or among the Russian public. The coup fizzled before sundown the very day it started. Some say, any way you cut it, the result is Vlad Putin left looking weak and vulnerable. I don’t think so. His speech to the Russian people that day appeared, if anything, resolute. And the way he seemed to spit out the words “a stab in the back,” you couldn’t think he was play-acting. By evening, with the whole psychodrama concluded, the people of St. Petersburg crowded the quay along the Neva River and busted into patriotic song.

     Let’s address one nagging question: why did Mr. Putin allow the Wagner Group private army to play the leading role countering the Ukraine offensive? Answer: because he was saving and building-up the regular Russian army to strength in the further event that NATO might finally jump into Ukraine with all its multi-national feet when all else fails.

     We’re left, of course, with the manifold mysteries of the coup’s hasty resolution. Mr. Prigozhin, we’re told, will be turned over to the custody of the Belarus president Lukashenko, to… to be done what with? To be put on the shelf like a bowling trophy? I’m sure…. If they can even find the bugger now. (I’d look in Africa, where sundry Wagner units have been operating — Priggy must have had a plane standing by in Rostov.) In any case, we know the rest: Wagner troops who did not participate in the coup get folded into the regular army, and said regular army takes over duty along the front in Ukraine. Mr. Putin, despite all these insults, will continue to seek a diplomatic end to all this nonsense, and he might get it sooner rather than later. Germany and France, among Euro others, must be sick of these shenanigans.

    Can Ukraine even carry on much longer? President Zelensky, the comedian, seems to have gone mad-dog now. He just cancelled next year’s election, which makes him… what? Dictator? So much for America’s democracy export program. He’s also issued warnings to the effect that Russia is about to blow up the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, Europe’s largest. Such an act would supposedly trigger direct intervention by NATO, according to the policy promoted by war-hawk US Senators Lindsey Graham and Richard Blumenthal. The nuclear plant is under Russian control. Mr. Zelensky says they have set mines in it. The scenario is pretty absurd. Nobody believes it. Of course, Mr. Zelensky might use some of his NATO missiles to zap it, but Russia has video surveillance and recording equipment at every angle around the joint and the world will know five seconds after how it was blown up.

      From his latest photographs, it looks like Mr. Zelensky is in the terminal throes of a cocaine rapture, and his actions are consistent with that state of mind. He must know that he’s not long for this world. And our country, the USA, must know that this Ukraine gambit is another lost cause on our long march of military misadventures. And if the government of our country doesn’t know, the people surely do. Have you noticed, the yellow-and-blue flags are not flying anymore? Even the most hardcore anti-Trump Democrats seem to understand what pounding sand down a rat-hole means when it comes to the many billions of dollars squandered on this stupid project while our cities rot and a whole lot more goes south in our own ailing homeland.

     Not to mention the parlous position of the American president himself, the spectral “Joe Biden,” skulking in his demon-haunted White House as evidence of his treasonous turpitudes mounts and mounts.  Which leaves us to wonder whether our Intel Community may have stirred up the Russia coup as just another distraction from its own Biden-linked crimes against this nation.

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602 Responses to “Coup Coo”

  1. NickelthroweR June 26, 2023 at 9:48 am #


    For a few hours, it was hysterical to watch leftists come out in support of the Wagner Group. Most didn’t have time to change their yellow and blue flags to that of Wagner logos which is the saddest part of this whole affair.

    I only hope this goes on long enough for the left to be drafted and dragged into the killing fields.

    • JackStraw June 26, 2023 at 9:56 am #

      Wagner went from a terrorist group to freedom fighters and back to terrorist group in less than 24 hours.

      And yes, it was hilarious to watch the lefties all masturbating on TikTok over the coming overthrow of Putin.

      • MaryQueen June 26, 2023 at 10:08 am #

        I wish I would have seen that. I was watching the Putin supporters, and they weren’t much better in the knee-jerk breathless department.

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      • NickelthroweR June 26, 2023 at 10:10 am #

        CIA trolls were playing these guys like a fiddle. Prigozhin went from being a Himmler War Criminal Terrorist to George Washington Freedom Fighter in the blink of an eye. I only hope that the performance was inclusive enough to qualify for Best Picture at this year’s Academy Awards.

        • Alfred June 26, 2023 at 11:31 am #

          Russia played everyone. Russian disarray is a spectacular meme.

          Prigozhin’s coup was how the Russians got the CIA to pay for the next round.

          Mr. K needs to speak with Mr. Luongo

          • dakotaslim June 29, 2023 at 3:38 pm #

            Totally agree.

        • ViceGrip June 26, 2023 at 12:23 pm #

          Let’s try *this*. ..

          “The entire coup narrative was generated to allow for the movement of Russian military forces to areas north and west of Voronezh without raising the alarm among NATO planners.”.

          To Wit:


          see. ..


          • badberries June 26, 2023 at 1:47 pm #

            Hi everyone, I found a sleeper from the “way-back” and thought you might enjoy it.

            It seems those old cowboys had it right all along.

            “I believe in you” by Don Williams.

    • MaryQueen June 26, 2023 at 10:10 am #

      If only the Woke Jacobins were the fighting types, but they are cowards, who like to push others into their battles.

      • Uncle Bob June 26, 2023 at 10:12 am #

        Tell that to the cops, police horses, Trump voters, and others they’ve assaulted and sometimes murdered over the last 4 years or so, especially since the passing of St. George Floyd.

        • elfiii June 26, 2023 at 10:22 am #

          Screw St. George the Lesser Thug.

        • MaryQueen June 26, 2023 at 10:35 am #

          They had no opposition. The cops weren’t allowed to do anything. Pretty easy to wreak havoc when no one opposes you.

          Look what happened to that Kyle Rittenhouse guy who defended himself. There was a video showing him acting in complete self-defense, but he still had to be dragged through the courts and national shaming and bullying.

          I still maintain they are weak wussies who talk a big game.

          • Beryl of Oyl June 26, 2023 at 10:46 am #

            They are like the actors who hijack the awards ceremonies and the athletes who kneel. They know they won’t get any real pushback and that whatever they are allegedly standing up for is The Current Thing which meets with official approval.

          • benr June 26, 2023 at 10:50 am #

            Never mind the antifa/blm fools are usually assaulting people 4-1 and at times still losing.
            Loved watching the proud boys give them a beat down almost everytime.

          • RD3 June 26, 2023 at 10:54 am #

            Around here, Antifa/BLM usually targeted elderly white people eating at outside cafes. Per usual, the cops did what they were instructed to do and allowed it to happen, only stepping in to prevent normal citizens from fighting back.

          • Jarek June 26, 2023 at 11:36 am #

            All that’s true but still they can put thousands of soldiers on the street within hours, in any large city in America. And hundreds within a couple of days elsewhere.

            They are training with firearms and have been for a while now. The Media doesn’t report on this. Some patriots believe that their A team may be surprisingly formidable when things go kinetic.

          • JackStraw June 26, 2023 at 12:11 pm #

            Did you see the recent video of a Patriot Front group getting their asses kicked and masks pulled off?

            Early research shows one of them to be a college student/Antifa creep. I’m sure it’s an Antifa psyop.

          • Billingsgate June 26, 2023 at 12:23 pm #

            Exactly. One quick punch to the chin and they shrivel up like wounded spiders.

          • MaryQueen June 28, 2023 at 6:43 pm #

            RD3 exactly, they target women and old people. That’s the Antifa/Trans way.

            Fucking cowards and wussies.

            And yeah, agree, the proud boys and just about any other group of real men could crush them in a second if they were allowed to.

          • MaryQueen June 28, 2023 at 6:43 pm #

            Jackstraw, I saw that.

            The feds tried infiltrating and got unmasked and beaten.

            Thing of beauty.

        • Paula D June 26, 2023 at 11:17 am #

          Anyone who stabs a police horse should be shot on the spot.

          • Jarek June 26, 2023 at 11:38 am #

            You sound like a Fascist. Law and Order! Revolutionaries become the Establishment if and when they triumph, often excelling the evils they supposedly wished to do away with.

          • BackRowHeckler June 26, 2023 at 12:03 pm #

            Yeah that happened to a Police horse in NYC in the summer of 2020, only the horse was not stabbed but struck on the head with a brick. There was also video of distinguished Peaceful protesters strangling a small dog presumably since the dog was white.

            Nothing I detest more than people who abuse animals.

          • RD3 June 26, 2023 at 12:14 pm #

            You’re unhinged.

          • elysianfield June 26, 2023 at 1:25 pm #

            “Nothing I detest more than people who abuse animals.”

            And…and if you were a police officer who arrested the abuser, would you not like to have a conversation with him?

            A spirited, enthusiastic exchange of ideas?

            Even today, after many years, I would enjoy the polemical exercise….

            Yeah…call me unhinged also.

        • tuco22 June 27, 2023 at 7:18 am #

          Get one by itself and start cutting little bits off of it, and it won’t be so brave anymore.

          • tuco22 June 27, 2023 at 7:19 am #

            One of the antifa/blm bots, that is.

    • Wizard of the Saddle June 26, 2023 at 12:23 pm #

      What a farce that Saturday afternoon soap opera was. I withheld judgment for a day while the rumor mill played out, but by Sunday it was obvious that this had been another massive display of incompetence by the Biden Regime ClownWorld (TM) operatives.

      I was not the least bit surprised that Putin was quickly able to squelch this pathetic and ham-fisted attempt at staging a color revolution in the Kremlin.

      One wonders what the chatter is this morning in the halls of power in the various capital cities of the NATO alliance countries. They surely must be growing weary of the Ukrainian adventure ride by now.

      • justanotherguy June 26, 2023 at 2:41 pm #

        putin et al have played these neoclowns again.

        wagner is now in “exile” in belarus, in closest approach position north of kiev, as of one day ago.


        this so called ‘mutiny’, was a smokescreen to put the most effective battle group in the SMO in position while the bribing see eye ay was counting this as a win.

        what a bunch of maroons.


    • Night Owl June 26, 2023 at 1:36 pm #

      Indeed. Leftist prog loons and Neocons, too.

      They stand for nothing. Going as far as supporting neo-Nazis and international pharma companies with obscene criminal records.

  2. docmartin June 26, 2023 at 9:48 am #

    Mr Kunstler
    How dare you called the assisted living congregate our leader lives in as WHITE. !!!

    • hortonz June 26, 2023 at 10:27 am #

      The last thought Joe Biden and Justin Trudeau had in their feeble heads died of loneliness.

  3. MaryQueen June 26, 2023 at 10:07 am #

    Absolutely love this synopsis of the “coup coo” event. I was laughing all the way through it. Seriously, who actually believed that a mercenary army of 20K tops would pull off an insurrection against Russian leadership? I guess the same people who believed that January 6 was an attempted government takeover, perhaps.

    I think Jim’s nailed the characters, too. Ol’ Prig as NATO foil, got too big for the britches, or did he just get an offer he couldn’t refuse?

    Lil’ Z all coked out of his mind and going all Scar Face, or perhaps how Hitler was portrayed, losing his mind in the film “Downfall.”

    In any case, looks like buffoonery of the highest level. I am guessing Putin was rolling his eyes up into his head.

    US “intelligence” proves it’s an oxymoron… again.

    • Beryl of Oyl June 26, 2023 at 10:23 am #

      It was well written but it disturbed me.

      • MaryQueen June 26, 2023 at 10:35 am #


        • Beryl of Oyl June 26, 2023 at 10:51 am #

          It’s sad. Behind all this is real people having their lives destroyed, and it distracts from the real people who have had their lives destroyed; and most of the people won’t even know what hit them.

        • Jarek June 26, 2023 at 11:43 am #

          Universal Suffering: That’s a true Vision of Life. Mary prefers the Comic, the Punch and Judy show.

          But your Vision must not triumph over the Glory aspect of Conquest and Power. Else you’ll find yourself living in a teepee.

          Get thee to a nunnery, Beryl. Would you be a breeder of monsters (men)? And who can give birth to a monster but another monster (women)?

          Mary’s vision is minor, but comic relief has its place.

          • Anthea June 26, 2023 at 12:30 pm #

            @ Jarek:

            Get thee to a group home–or perhaps I should say, “back to a group home.”

          • Jarek June 26, 2023 at 12:40 pm #

            You have a strong animus or inner male – the source of your animus against men. Surely at least you understand the immensely creative role of violence in human life and the rise of nations, these Unites States being no exception?

            The other ladies can’t seem to manage it.

            Say it slant, Ant. Do me proud.

          • Anthea June 27, 2023 at 8:34 am #

            @ Jarek:

            I suppose your disordered fantasies might be of clinical interest to someone. though even that is rather doubtful.

            But, hey, when you’re not allowed out in public, I suppose the imaginary world is all you’ve got.

    • C.O.Jones June 26, 2023 at 10:24 am #

      It’s not much of a stretch to imagine this phone call:
      “Yellow, premier Putin here.”
      “Vlad, it’s Priggy. I got a way to get the Americans to finance the war.”
      “How is that?”
      “They’ve approached me and offered me cash to take you down. I told ’em I would think about it.”
      “And you called me?”
      “In a Moscow minute! They offered me a billion dollars to stage a coup and remove you.”
      “Tell fools to up the ante. More money!”
      “I already did – got ’em up to 6 billion American – that’s a lot of rubles!”
      “Make them pay cash up front.”
      “They’ve already agreed. I will have to piss off to Belarus for a little while before you pardon me but the 6 bill will buy a lot of bullets and you will come across even stronger for quashing the rebellion.”
      “Da – done deal. When do they deliver the cash?”
      “As soon as we can get video of my guys marching and publish it as coup video.”
      “Good – roll tape!”

      • MaryQueen June 26, 2023 at 10:37 am #

        Hahahahaa! I love it.

        The added bonus is the look on the Z manlet’s face afterwards.

      • Disaffected June 26, 2023 at 11:55 am #

        Excellent! My vision as well.

      • Wizard of the Saddle June 26, 2023 at 12:26 pm #

        I can see this happening.

        Very entertaining. Scenario.

      • Anthea June 26, 2023 at 12:37 pm #

        @ C.O.Jones:

        Yup. I think that’s pretty much what happened.

        The only change I would make to your narrative is this: Prigozhen and Putin got together some months ago and decided the Prigozhen should perform an act–pretend to be angry at the regular military leadership and Putin–with the idea of baiting US/NATO into paying for a pretend coup. I think all of Prigozhen’s rantings and ravings over the past few months were calculated and planned for just this outcome.

      • SW June 26, 2023 at 2:16 pm #

        I’ll bet you’re right C.O. As soon as the check cleared the fake uprising started. Putin is portrayed in this country as a bloodthirsty, insane tyrant and he pardons a guy who tries to overthrow him? Immediately? And all the troops who followed him are put in the regular army? How does MSNBC square that one?

        • C.O.Jones June 26, 2023 at 3:09 pm #

          SW – the media in the US is equivalent to what Pravda once was in the USSR. State owned, state run, spew the party line and act like it’s news.

          The big difference is that the average Russian knew it was BS while the average ‘Murkin believes whatever MSNBCCNNABCCBSFAUX++ tells them.

          You’re right about the portrayal of Putin, too. He is widely revered in Russia except for the old guard communists who miss “Uncle Joe” Stalin. The average “Murkin still thinks Russia is communist.

          The average ‘Murkin paying 35% – 50% income tax doesn’t realize the income tax in Russia is a flat 10%.

          I’m not saying Putin is an angel but the people of Russia generally approve of him because he is pro-Russia. That and because nobody has ever effed with him twice.

          Imagine how popular an American president would be if he/she managed to reduce our income tax to a flat 10%. That would produce a budget surplus if corporations were included.

          Bobby can ya hear me?

          • SW June 26, 2023 at 3:51 pm #

            The Brits believe the BBC like it’s some kind of propaganda-free news outlet, even more than Americans believe MSM, which is saying something. My daughter and her friends swallowed Putin blew up NS pipeline and could only explain that whopper with “he wants to make America and England look like terrorists.”

            I imagine Putin couldn’t win a Ms. Congeniality contest but he does seem to understand his job is to defend his country and doesn’t need a teleprompter to remember his name. I would like the US to make peace and stop facilitating the death of Ukrainians with this demand to join NATO.

      • Islander June 26, 2023 at 4:43 pm #

        Comedy Central AI writes Kremlin Watcher skit.

      • ThorsHammer June 26, 2023 at 6:40 pm #


        With all the mouth diarrhea unleashed by the new world record for the shortest coo-coo in history, you seem to be the only internet “influencer” who follows the fundamental principle—-“follow the money.”

        The only remaining question is who received the CIA’s “lost” 6.2 billion? Did Priggy decide that the three billion he was paid in advance was enough without holding our for the remaining three? Did Lukashenko in Belarus demand a billion for his role as temporary landlord? Rumor has it that he has been bleeding his country for so long that many say he invented the concept of the grift. Was a few more billion in the Panamanian bank account worth it to Putin to listen to Priggy’s insults and act the wimpy fool for six months? I don’t think so! And it’s not as if moving a few decimal points on the war ledger cost the Americans anything.

        The latest “news” is that American “Intelligence” knew about the upcoming coup months in advance. Why wouldn’t they, since they were paying for it?

    • hmuller June 26, 2023 at 10:33 am #

      Time for Mr Z to flee. He’s got the money, the mansions; and the grand piano stands oiled and ready for the dextrous pianist to show off his talents.

      • C.O.Jones June 26, 2023 at 10:37 am #

        hmuller – what’s the over/under on Z man’s life expectancy once he gets to Florida? 15 minutes? I’ll put $100 on the under….

        • BackRowHeckler June 26, 2023 at 12:08 pm #

          Plenty of Mobsters, Cartel Bosses, international arms dealers, money launderers & muscle for hire for Z to hobnob with in S.Florida. He’ll be well protected.

          I know, I know, that’s what Sam Giacomo thought.

        • ThorsHammer June 26, 2023 at 6:49 pm #


          What is the going fee for a Colombian sicario in Miami these days? There will be so many bidders for the job that you are going to have to break your bet timing down to an hourly schedule.

          • C.O.Jones June 27, 2023 at 7:47 pm #

            I’m not sure, ThorsHammer. Long ago I knew people in “Soff-Eese” DC who charged a dollar a pound. Eliminate a 200 lb adversary for the low-low price of $200.

            Life is cheap in parts of this world and Z-man’s life isn’t worth a cup of warm spit.

            Unless I miss my guess, evidence will include staples, a blowtorch or two, probably some toxic gargle like drain cleaner and possibly some sort of genital mutilation as an acknowledgment of the victim’s proclivities.

            As stated previously, nobody ever ****ed with Putin twice.

      • Jarek June 26, 2023 at 11:45 am #

        Yeah, someone will get a shot of him sitting on the beach with Epstein in Tel Aviv. They’ll sell it for millions.

    • elysianfield June 26, 2023 at 11:40 am #

      ” Seriously, who actually believed that a mercenary army of 20K tops would pull off an insurrection against Russian leadership?”

      Well, me for one. Any overt act, with the backing of the Brits and the CIA could be an excuse for Nato involvement. Given a few days, the US might have recognized the Wagner Group as freedom fighters establishing a legitimate government in Russia, with calls for the United Nations and Nato intervention.

      Nuland and group are looking at straws to grasp (Or as that filth-peddling Q might suggest…SNATCH!)

      I feel dirty now, unclean…..must shower…

      • Jarek June 26, 2023 at 11:48 am #

        I tried to save you, just as I’m trying to save BRH.

        When the English met the Boers, it was Greek against Greek. Ditto when we fought the Germans. The Russians are still “Greeks”. We aren’t.

      • Islander June 26, 2023 at 12:13 pm #


        Of course you are right.

        Russians, too, were thrown off by this dangerous stunt. It looks as though some Russian troops were killed, although that is not yet clear.

        Putin handled it well.

        Prig goes off to house arrest in a suburb of Minsk.

        Next subject.

      • ThorsHammer June 26, 2023 at 7:09 pm #


        How easy it is to forget that Putin has the highest level of public support— +- 80 % of any major country on the planet.. (Compared to +- 20% for OBiden and Fidelito in the US and Canada.

        And every family in Russia lost their forefathers defending Moscow a generation ago.

        And thanks to OBiden’s sanctions Russia’s middle class is prosperous and expanding.

        If you thought that Priggy’s American sponsored coup was going to overthrow Russia you were indeed the last of the innocents.

        • elysianfield June 26, 2023 at 8:52 pm #

          I just last week mentioned Putin’s popularity in his country…under no illusions there. The issue was not if the Wagner Group could, with approximately a division of manpower, overthrow the Putin government, but rather that it might bring NATO into the mix, with assured nuclear exchanges probable.

          Haven explained myself, I might still be considered an innocent…and as pure as the driven snow.

          Trust me.

  4. Uncle Bob June 26, 2023 at 10:10 am #

    Gayle Kung & Co. practically orgasmed this morning about how the Wagner Valkyries were going to topple Putin — why, they’re 120 miles from Moscow! But of course, the Wehrmacht was within 20 miles of Moscow and Stalingrad in WW2 but they didn’t stand a chance against the determined Red Army. Apparently the difference from then to now is that the American media loved Stalin, but hate Putin. Plus, of course, they need a way to prop up Biden somehow.

    • Beryl of Oyl June 26, 2023 at 10:25 am #

      If someone had asked her why Putin needed toppling there would have been a lot of dead air before she stammered out “er…I…uh…

  5. docmartin June 26, 2023 at 10:13 am #

    Too many armchair generals everywhere… an infestation of know it alls.

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    • Woodchuck June 26, 2023 at 10:27 am #

      Speaking of armchair generals – I wonder what Tucsonspur will have to say about all this. Or do you reckon he might be a bit embarrassed and quiet today?

      • MaryQueen June 26, 2023 at 10:38 am #

        Slur seems to imagine every defeat is a victory – much like the Woke Jacobins, who live in a constant state of delusion.

      • Night Owl June 26, 2023 at 1:40 pm #

        He’s like the Redneck Liberal (now Mike Sherman).

        Not even a ban would deter him.

        CFN is the place he comes to feel like he has some power in this world.

  6. dowd June 26, 2023 at 10:14 am #

    Alternative explanation: “Coup” was a set-up by Putin and Prigozhin to stress test military and other government agencies for loyalty. And many in our government swallowed this preposterous scheme again showing how benighted they are.

    • JackStraw June 26, 2023 at 10:23 am #

      That’s a plausible theory, but Wagner shot down 3 Russian helos and destroyed a number of armored vehicles, too.

      Of course, that could be just a small price to pay for consolidation of power.

      • Paula D June 26, 2023 at 11:19 am #

        I don’t think they shot down any aircraft.

        That was the Ghost of Kiev, back from the dead.

      • Bilejones June 26, 2023 at 11:58 am #

        Do you have any proof of that?

        Clue: Media controlled by the Bronze Age Death Cult doesn’t constitute proof.

        • JackStraw June 26, 2023 at 12:14 pm #

          Who has proof of anything anymore, but it was on Russia’s Telegram channel.

    • hmuller June 26, 2023 at 10:39 am #

      Dowd, your theory brings to mind an old Jesuit teaching. “If you fear a conspiracy against yourself, start one. Then see who joins.”

    • Anthea June 26, 2023 at 12:41 pm #

      @ Dowd:


    • taijitu June 26, 2023 at 6:21 pm #

      Judging Putin by his speech, this theory makes him a better actor than Ronald Reagan!

  7. fugeguy June 26, 2023 at 10:17 am #

    The coup looked like drama theatre staged at an institution for the criminally insane.

    Those that run the world are not even trying to hide the BS anymore.

    It is so bad it makes one long for the days of competent dictators…

  8. Beryl of Oyl June 26, 2023 at 10:17 am #

    That “hidden hand” is what this thing we used to have called “investigative” reporters used to look for.

    Similarly to the way scientists used to make observations, and then do the followup research and testing to understand what the hand should be called.

    Doctors used to see the symptoms and look for the underlying disease.

    There was a hidden hand when Fauci, Birx, Redfield, and that very stupid one Pence brought from Indiana, when they all at once stopped talking about science and starting reversing themselves on topics like masks.

    Nobody bothered to question that.

    There was a hidden hand when vote counting stopped all at once in different places.

    There was a hidden hand when somebody claimed a pipe burst at a polling place when it hadn’t.

    There was a hidden hand which laid the pipe bombs in DC on January 6th.

    No, that’s not accurate- we have video of the person who did that, they just aren’t bothering to name him.

    • C.O.Jones June 26, 2023 at 10:47 am #

      Excellent points, Beryl. Cue Jefferson Starship:

      ….the hidden hand deals just one round and the winds of change prevail….

      • Rain Waters June 26, 2023 at 11:30 am #

        Hang on

    • Jarek June 26, 2023 at 11:50 am #

      Who is Ray Epps? No one wants to know it seems, even though a Congressman thanked him for his service after the Insurrection.

      • Beryl of Oyl June 26, 2023 at 12:56 pm #

        What happened to Ashli Babbit’s husband?

        • Jarek June 26, 2023 at 5:12 pm #

          You keep asking that. He’s fine. He’s been on with Tucker a number of time.

          Her mother got arrested a few months ago for protesting about Ashli near the Capital.

          • Beryl of Oyl June 26, 2023 at 5:58 pm #


  9. dale June 26, 2023 at 10:20 am #

    Excellent summary of the weekend’s war fog. Coup Coo – the distilled summary.

  10. Beryl of Oyl June 26, 2023 at 10:22 am #

    I remember a long time ago talking to someone about the war in Iraq and she told me that Saddam “is supposed to be a really bad man”.

    That’s all it takes, for some people. There’s a bad man somewhere, don’t worry; send in the Marines!

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    • JackStraw June 26, 2023 at 10:24 am #

      Orange man bad!!


      Uhhh…….they said so!

      • MaryQueen June 26, 2023 at 10:39 am #

        You are both 100% correct.

        “There’s a bad man leading that country? The US needs to get rid of him!”

        Such ignorance.

        • C.O.Jones June 26, 2023 at 10:49 am #

          Never mind the fact that we installed the bad man.

          Q: Which bad man? Saddam or Zelensky?

          A: Yes.

          • MaryQueen June 26, 2023 at 11:53 am #


        • Woodchuck June 26, 2023 at 11:24 am #

          Ever since the days of democrat president W Wilson in 1916 the USA has been on a crusade to keep the world safe for democracy and to make war on “bad men” wherever they might be found. Putin is just the current “bad man” that must be defeated. Starting with Kaiser Wilhelm, we’ve been making things difficult for bad men everywhere for at least a century. Since God is on our side, and we know for sure that God hates the infidel Orthodox Church – we are assured of victory this time against those eeeeeeeeeeeeeevil Russians!

          • BackRowHeckler June 26, 2023 at 11:55 am #

            Aguinaldo in the Philippines was the first ‘Bad Man’, predating the Kaiser by about 15 years.

        • Jarek June 26, 2023 at 11:52 am #

          If this shit lasts long enough, some day we’ll send the Marines to Uganda to punish them for rejecting the Rainbow. Other parts of Black Africa too, perhaps.

          • Blackbird June 26, 2023 at 12:26 pm #

            “…we’ll send the Marines to Uganda to punish them…”

            The US punish blacks? You and your wry humor.

            Most likely we will start importing Ugandans so that they are free to indulge themselves in the wondrous realm of sexual perversion with us. Coax out their oppressed, closeted trannys. And give our unsatisfied white women a lot more of what they can’t get from boring, self-eunuched, American guys.

          • Jarek June 26, 2023 at 7:58 pm #

            There’s a video of an antifa punching a pro-Confederate Black in the face. They have little regard for Black Conservatives.

          • C.O.Jones June 27, 2023 at 7:53 pm #

            Every time I see or hear the word Uganda I think of Garrett Morris on Saturday Night Live playing Idi Amin Dada. THAT was funny!

        • Jarek June 26, 2023 at 11:57 am #

          WW1 was the “War to end all war”. People really believe that, some of them. The young C.S Lewis was called up and was astonished to hear ordinary young Englishmen, also called up, mocking the whole thing on the train. They didn’t believe the Germans were uniquely evil, knocking old men down, bayoneting babies, none of it.

          So why are they going, he mused? Wasn’t it their duty to refuse?

          Ah, the young and idealistic. Of course they were right, but they had to go or be destroyed by the system. The older Lewis understood all this of course.

          • Woodchuck June 26, 2023 at 12:22 pm #

            The war to end all wars might just be the upcoming all out nuclear war. After this event the survivors will simply be too beaten up and exhausted to continue with the ancient traditions of warfare, at least for the time being. Life will be so grim, so miserable, and with everyone so depressed about living in Dark Ages version 2.0 that they just won’t have the energy to fight. It might take centuries for humanity to get back to its old and traditional behavior of hacking your neighbors to pieces with swords and axes because their king wants your territory or because those neighbors believe the wrong religion.

          • Blackbird June 26, 2023 at 12:30 pm #

            Woody, I don’t think the Masters of the Universe will allow a nuclear war. I think they control all of the fingers on all of the buttons.

            However, in the unlikely event of nuclear war, I’m sure the honored tradition of war will be the first thing resurrected from the ashes. From the moment the first shell-shocked survivor emerges bleary-eyed from his burrow, savoring the lingering flavor of of his last can of beans, war will be back on the table.

          • Woodchuck June 28, 2023 at 11:16 am #

            ” From the moment the first shell-shocked survivor emerges bleary-eyed from his burrow, savoring the lingering flavor of of his last can of beans, war will be back on the table.”

            Historical humanity has had a number of severe problems, and among those are slavery and nonstop warfare. Slavery probably arrived on the scene as a byproduct of warfare. In Africa, for example, what were they to do with all those captive warriors? Do you kill ’em all? If you don’t, that enemy tribe just might reorganize some years later and come back to fight you a second time, desiring vengeance. So instead of killing everybody you sell them into slavery on another continent. That way you get the added benefit of getting money for selling the captives. It seems the native North Americans, unlike their relatives in Central and South America, sometimes practiced extermination instead of slavery. They’d wipe out an entire tribe including all the women and children. Then there’s nobody left to return 20 years later and start the same trouble up yet again.

            So what is more merciful, slavery or “final solutions”?.

            Imagine that Russia, China, and the rest of the world decide they want a permanent solution to the problems being created by the USA. They invade us and take captive our entire managerial class, our politicians, our bureaucrats, anyone and everyone who they decide have been creating trouble. These people are all moved to foreign lands using captured cruise ships and live out the rest of their lives in slavery doing manual labor on plantations and slave factories. The US is then broken up into pieces and forever forbidden to have a central government. The arrangement also includes the breakup of Canada, leaving Brazil as the largest nation in the entire Western Hemisphere. And maybe Texas as the largest nation in the former USA.

          • Jarek June 29, 2023 at 12:38 pm #

            In wars of extermination, they would usually kill all the men and elderly, take the women as slaves, and raise the children as their own.

            Usually tribes would run before they were beaten this badly of course.

        • Night Owl June 26, 2023 at 1:44 pm #

          They also twisted their brains into an even larger pretzel and told them that taking the bad man’s vaccine would teach the bad man a lesson.

          Mike Sherman has the Orange Man’s vaccine-like product flowing through his veins.

          Too rich.

      • benr June 26, 2023 at 11:14 am #

        Orangeman is raysis they told me so.

        Who my question is always who told you so?
        The man has a personally penned letter from Oprah doubt David Duke or Senator Byrd ever got one.

        • Anthea June 26, 2023 at 1:25 pm #

          @ benr:

          Now here is a comment that Q. should get right on.

          • benr June 27, 2023 at 11:16 am #

            He knows better I simply don’t care.

          • Q. Shtik June 27, 2023 at 2:24 pm #

            He knows better I simply don’t care. – benr


            Anthea, you are right about benr’s comment that appears directly above yours. It is lacking in punctuation that would separate one sentence into two, and other issues.

            Benr is also right that I have learned not to waste my time on a hopeless cause (ie “He knows better”). The really really annoying thing about benr’s posts is, as he says about himself, “I simply don’t care.”

            I am mystified by people who continue doing things that reflect badly on their intelligence yet they “simply don’t care.”

          • Anthea June 29, 2023 at 12:29 am #

            @ Q. Shtik:

            I don’t know about the “knows better but simply doesn’t care” statement. People who know how to do something usually do it the right way, almost as a reflex. E.g., if you know how to replace your spark plugs, do you put them in upside-down because you “simply don’t care”? If you know how to sew on a button, do you sew it on about an inch from where it should be, because you “simply don’t care”? I find this a little bit of a tough sell. (I write gibberish, when I know perfectly well how to write intelligibly, because “I simply don’t care”?

            I might find the “simply don’t care” explanation believable on the grounds of laziness, except that writing correctly–if you know how–is no trouble at all. And to fail to do so publicly is rather like leaving a pile of dogshit on the carpet when company is coming. Actually, it’s even lazier than that, as correct English is easily achieved (if you know what it is), and cleaning up dogshit can be a lot of trouble.

            This narrows it down to two other possible explanations: Either benr really doesn’t know better, or he is willfully insulting the rest of us by posting gibberish.

          • Anthea June 29, 2023 at 12:49 am #

            This reminds me of the time I loaned my chainsaw to a neighbor. When he returned it, it wouldn’t cut anything. Another neighbor examined it and told me the blade was on backwards. So, did the borrower put the blade on backwards because he “simply didn’t care,” or because he had no idea what he was doing?

          • benr June 29, 2023 at 5:02 pm #

            Nope don’t care period end of story this is a message board.
            Simply don’t read my contributions and problem solved.
            Don’t like it fuck right off.

  11. Islander June 26, 2023 at 10:41 am #

    This series of Armchair Warrior’s tweets is a good summary of the events (linked originally from MoA).


    Per Larry Johnson, the Wagner Group was formed by the Russian military, not Prigozhin.

    Here is an interesting overview, from a commenter at MoA:

    “I wondered why the convoy was allowed to proceed during the ‘mutiny’. Later I realized it was to apply pressure to Prigozhin to cave in. The further the handful of Wagner troops got to Moscow, the closer they and Prigozhin were to the point of no return. Prigozhin knew if it came to a firefight/bloodbath at the gates of Moscow that he was going to hang for it, because at that point someone would have to eat the blame, and it wouldn’t be Putin or the MoD.

    A mistake people make is they think Putin is the God Emperor of Russia. In reality he’s the feudal king of Russia. A man of undisputed authority and the center of the political system, adjudicator of disputes and the last word among a host of powerful and ambitious people who are all pushing and pulling in their own way. This conflict was at its core a feudal dispute between the military aristocracy and a merchant upstart. It is not Putin’s role and it would not be a stable form of governance for him to purge the ranks and decide on life and death like Stalin did. It’s just not feasible for the Russia that Putin inherited from the ruins of the USSR, and it would probably lead to even more backstabbing, turf wars and chaos in the long run. Putin showed willingness to work with anyone who respects the system, and Prigozhin lost his position the moment he went beyond resolving conflict via dialog. Nevertheless it is still more useful for him to be a piece on the board for Russia, rather than off the board and six feet under.

    This is a lesson that Russia’s previous rulers never really understood, particularly people like Stalin, who thought that everything disagreement was a threat and a bullet to the head the appropriate solution. Countless soviet citizens died before he learned to invest a minimum of trust in his subordinates.

    Putin is the exact opposite, which gives the appearance of excessive tolerance and indecision – even weakness. Yet, it has often turned out that the longer view was better. It just doesn’t show right away.”

    Pleb, commenter #337, httpX://www.moonofalabama.org/2023/06/ukraine-open-thread-2023-150/comments/page/4/#comments

  12. BackRowHeckler June 26, 2023 at 10:50 am #

    The last Ukrainian flags in this town came down about 3 weeks ago … replaced by Pride flags. Those Pride Flags will be up at least until Sept., when Hispanic Heritage Month kicks off. Then it will be Mexican & Puerto Rican flags hanging off front doors.

    Keeping it local, a few weeks ago President Biden came to University of Hartford for “Gun Control Summit”. It was a major event with all the national gun control mavens in attendance, including our 2 US Senators. UofH is just a few miles from Hartford’s North End neighborhood, a notorious ghetto. Apparently the esteemed residents of the NE didn’t get the message because since the Summit there have been about 5 people shot in Hartford. I say ‘Apparently’ because there have also been a few fatal stabbings and somebody run down with a car, so maybe the message is getting out, which is if you’re determined to murder your neighbor make sure the weapon you use is not a firearm.

    • Beryl of Oyl June 26, 2023 at 10:55 am #

      Hispanic Heritage is when they celebrate getting their butts kicked by white men, isn’t it?

      Or are Spaniards not white now?

      • Billingsgate June 26, 2023 at 1:12 pm #

        We can have as many races as we want now and as many genders. Kind of like the String Theory, which recognizes as real 20 or more different dimensions.


        • Disaffected June 26, 2023 at 1:39 pm #

          Peak abstraction has arrived.

      • malthuss June 27, 2023 at 4:56 pm #

        CINCO DE MAYO was a short lived victory.

    • Jarek June 26, 2023 at 12:01 pm #

      So proud of Ca of Western Rifle Shooters. He now includes the Israeli flag with the Rainbow, Trans, and BLM flags.

      It is possible even for old dogs to learn.

      • justanotherguy June 27, 2023 at 12:30 pm #

        that’s uncalled for.

        he hosts plenty critical of all that.

        • Jarek June 29, 2023 at 12:40 pm #

          The choice of memes are his, his alone. I’ve been reading him for many years. He’s changed.

  13. stonned June 26, 2023 at 10:53 am #

    Caution “must” be exercised when listening or reading about anything these days, but especially when such activity involves the “gubburnmint’.

    Yes, the “g u b b u r n m i n t”.

    Stuffed to the brim with the most degenerate, corrupt, deviant, lying, criminal sociopaths and psychopaths that money can buy.

    The DC VERMIN know how to do only a few things.

    And one of them looks like doing the conga line directly into WW3.

    Get ready to dance, goy.

    It’s your come’n out party.

    One and done.

    • zappalives June 28, 2023 at 8:37 am #

      You nailed it !
      Well done !

  14. farmgal June 26, 2023 at 10:54 am #

    “misoverestimated”…sounds so much better from JHK.

    Regarding this weekend’s Slavic entertainment troupe, I was at a dinner party this weekend, mostly conservatives, and the consensus was everyone believes nothing about anything. From the Durham testimony to the submersible debacle to the Wagner uprising it’s all just theatre and bad theatre at that.

    Thank God we have our own superb swami of style to keep us in the know!

    • Beryl of Oyl June 26, 2023 at 10:58 am #

      One thing noted online- the “experts” don’t seem to know what is going on, while many on Twitter with Eastern European connections are saying there is much more to this than meets the eye.

    • Woodchuck June 26, 2023 at 11:59 am #

      People who actually live in Russia and write about it, people like Dimitri Orlov – are good sources of information. A big source of the misinformation and weaponized propaganda about Russia comes from Western Civ itself. Like it or not, the foundation of Western culture rests (or used to rest) on the western branches of Christianity, first the Roman Catholics and later including the Protestants. Both of these branches of Western Christianity fought each other and sometimes in deadly battles with other sorts of demonic manifestations tagging along like torture and mass murder. But there were a few unifying forces in the West such as hatred of the Eastern Orthodox. On that matter the Western Churches could agree – along with the hatred many of them had for that other bunch of infidels who refused to believe correctly – those Jews! Irrational Jew hatred has pretty much run its course and only a few crackpots still pursue it.

      When the crusades were launched by the Popery back in the Middle Ages there were two other targets of the Pope’s wrath aside from Muslims. Those were the Jews and the Eastern Orthodox Church. The crusades against the Jews have ended but the crusade against Russia has yet to burn itself out. And unfortunately it might turn out to be Western Civ that gets burned out instead of Russia. Orlov calls what’s happening right now the Last Crusade. No more after this one.

      • Jarek June 26, 2023 at 12:06 pm #

        Hilarious. You don’t think the Russian People know who was behind the so called Russian Revolution and who killed the Czar and his family?

        Putin is a good man, but still woefully ignorant, and poisoned by his Communist Party past. One can only hope for repentance and growth into greater knowledge.

        • Islander June 26, 2023 at 12:17 pm #

          “One can only hope for repentance and growth into greater knowledge.”

          Wow, am I glad that you are not the president of Russia!

          Nor of anything else that can possibly affect reality.

          • Jarek June 26, 2023 at 12:35 pm #

            Well, on second thought you may have a point. Putin told a room full of Jews that their forefathers had promoted utterly worthless social and economic doctrines. By that he meant Communism.

            So he knows that much anyway.

            Do you really believe that all peoples of Asia are going to get along? Please tell me you’re not half the naif he is.

      • JackStraw June 26, 2023 at 12:22 pm #

        “Irrational Jew hatred has pretty much run its course and only a few crackpots still pursue it.”

        It seems the middle east is loaded with crackpots.

        • Beryl of Oyl June 26, 2023 at 1:03 pm #

          Irrational hatred is the easiest thing in the world to stir up.

          Look what happened to Anglo-Saxon Donald Trump.

        • Billingsgate June 26, 2023 at 1:19 pm #

          Quite a few of them still pontificating in the Conservative Tree House comments section where I found a link to an old Nazi propaganda film promoting blood libel.

        • SpeedyBB June 28, 2023 at 11:09 am #

          A very erudite Javanese friend in South Jakarta – his father had been a director of the national bank, and he was an interpreter with the UN – recounted to me how he had just had a visit from a very nice lady with an imam in tow.

          She assured him that anything and everything in the world you need to know can be found in the Holy Qur’an.

          I interrupted him at this point to wonder if she could refer me to the surah describing how I am to check for potential cracking of discs in the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engine low-pressure turbine, as they rub against nearby seals. This has been a concern with operators of Boeing 787 Dreamliners, in addition to a list of design faults that have plagued the engine since 2016. I’ll wait for her reference.

          Then, says Rama, the Imam piped up to tell us how Jews have tails.

          Now there was a show-stopper. Rama Slamet’s two visitors were real troopers; should have gone into vaudeville.

          Actually much of Islam is not unlike vaudeville, as a faith which is reputedly not dead. Unlike vaudeville.

      • BackRowHeckler June 26, 2023 at 1:15 pm #

        Knights Templar, Knights Hospitatiers, & Teutonic Kights engaged Kublai Khan and the Mongol armies on the plains of Hungary, thus saving Vienna, a jewel of Europe.

  15. Yirgach June 26, 2023 at 11:04 am #

    Things like this are always confusing. If you are actually in the middle of it, reality is much harder to locate. My wife was in Harare during the non-coup coup in 2017. She was doing some consulting for the CDC at one of their labs. For a few days only the army was in charge and the US embassy warned US citizens to shelter in place. Thankfully there was little actual violence, just the constant fear of the unknown. A lot of armed troops and tanks on the street corners. Things settled down rather quickly as most people were in favor of getting rid of Mugabe and his wife (the real problem). They were paid off and left before things got ugly.

    After this they wanted to send her to Haiti, but she wisely declined the offer…

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    • Yirgach June 26, 2023 at 11:17 am #

      Also, Russian/Wagner forces are now withing 100 km of Kiev. They essentially made a Uturn on the way to Moscow.

      “Putin scammed the world by faking the coup to fool NATO and eliminate disloyal high ranking military inside Russia without protests from other officials. The ploy also duped Ukraine into advancing, thinking Russia was weak, thus revealing their entire offensive. If that’s what he did it was a genius military tactic that will go down as one of the greatest moves in military history.”

      See httXX://autoearth.wpenginepowered.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/WagnerMove.jpg

    • Jarek June 26, 2023 at 12:09 pm #

      Yes, one hears good thinks about Harare now, lots of good real estate deal, just like in Detroit.

      It will be Chinese in a few years. The Chinese like dinner theatre where they can watch mangy lions ganging up on small antelopes.

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  16. Greg Knepp June 26, 2023 at 11:15 am #

    There seems to be an attempt here to minimize the extent of the negative impact of the weekend’s mini-coup on the stability of Putin’s leadership position, and on the reckoning of the competence of Russia’s military, as evidenced by its appalling under-performance in the Ukrainian theater of combat.

    I’m not buying it. I’m also unaware of any evidence of a vast Russian military force being held in reserve to deal with NATO should hostilities erupt with those forces…I think Russia has about had it and needs to pull back.

    • Jimpa June 26, 2023 at 11:36 am #

      I agree. What has the Special Military Operation done for Russia? What objectives have been reached? It looks to me that things are worse for Russia now than when this war began. What would victory look like for Russia anyway? It seems to me the only victory Russia can have would be non- kinetic as in financial collapse of the West with China’s help. Tall order there, but possible I guess.
      Russia was goaded into this war by D .C. and I think their complaints about the West and NATO are more than justified, but they are not “winning”.
      Other question: Why in the world was there a Russian private army fighting in Ukraine? What was the rationale for it? Very strange and makes me think Russia is not as strong or stable as many think.

      • Paula D June 26, 2023 at 11:43 am #

        When the Russians intervened in the civil war in Ukraine, they used contract soldiers, the DPR and LNR militias, the Chechens and the Wagner group.
        This is because conscripts are not allowed to leave the territory of (pre-referendum) Russia.

        Russia thought that Ukraine would come to the negotiating table quickly, and they did. But the US/UK sabotaged the peace agreements.

        So the contract soldiers contracts ran out in about August, leaving the Russians with very few soldiers.

        They used the Wagner Group to liberate Artemovsk, and mobilized the reserves to form a new military. It took time to train them, so Wagner did the heavy fighting in Artemovsk for months.

        But now Russia has a reformed military and they announced that the Wagner soldiers would be required to sign contracts with them and submit to official military discipline.

        That is what started the rebellion. It wasn’t a coup, it was a labor dispute, or in Prigozhin’s case, a loss of money and fame.

        • Islander June 26, 2023 at 12:22 pm #

          ” they announced that the Wagner soldiers would be required to sign contracts with them and submit to official military discipline.”

          Yes, they did this months ago. So, Prig was really testing the envelope. As to whether it was staged, we are in the “MIH/LIH” territory of 9/11.

          Made It Happen?
          Let It Happen?

          My bets are on LIH. The Kremlin knew what was afoot with Prig and saw a number of benefits in letting him keep going.

          • Paula D June 26, 2023 at 1:07 pm #

            Yes, they announced it months ago and that is when Prigohzin started going nuts.

            But it wasn’t until the Wagners didn’t get paid in June that reality hit them in the face, and they started marching to Moscow.

            I don’t know about LIH. Let’s see how this plays out.

        • Greg Knepp June 26, 2023 at 12:32 pm #

          “A labor dispute”, I like it!

      • elysianfield June 26, 2023 at 11:48 am #

        ” Why in the world was there a Russian private army fighting in Ukraine?”

        And why did the US have Blackwater troops fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan?

        • Disaffected June 26, 2023 at 12:07 pm #

          Did? I’m sure they still do, although I doubt they refer to it as “fighting.” Too many ugly connotations with that.

        • cbeard June 26, 2023 at 12:27 pm #

          Tit for tat. Good for the goose, good for the gander.

    • Jarek June 26, 2023 at 12:26 pm #

      During the Spanish Revolution, the weary Communists told themselves that the Fascists were even more weary, then Franco unleashed the Republican Guard that he had been holding in reserve. Magnificent troops, every one of them over six feet tall. Orwell knew that they had lost once he saw them.

      • RD3 June 26, 2023 at 12:55 pm #

        As far as I know, Orwell never learned anything from the experience. He went to his grave fearing that right-wingers were going to create the hell scape of his novels.

        “There are those who still think they are holding the pass against a revolution that may be coming up the road. But they are gazing in the wrong direction. The revolution is behind them. It went by in the Night of Depression, singing songs to freedom.”

        – Garet Garrett

        • Jarek June 29, 2023 at 12:42 pm #

          Well he did come to despise doctrinaire Communism, did he not? What he saw as the alternative to it, I don’t know.

          The Third Way is Fascism or National Socialism – and as you say, he never got over his animus to them.

    • jim June 26, 2023 at 12:53 pm #

      Greg, you are raising an issue (where is the vast Russian army) that has been a concern of Paul Craig Roberts since the conflict began.

      Roberts is beginning to question if, in fact, such an army actually exists.

      JHK, in my opinion, has given a persuasive answer to that question–“he was saving and building up the regular army to strength in the further event that NATO might finally jump into Ukraine with all its multi-national feet.”

      What do you think of that perception–makes sense to me–do you have any insights into the actual strength or lack of it in the Russian military?

      • Greg Knepp June 27, 2023 at 12:35 pm #

        I do not, nor, it seems, dose anyone else.

  17. Chris Cosmos June 26, 2023 at 11:20 am #

    The “intel community” is the actual fist behind the Empire of Chaos as it has been called. I suspect that the attempted coup or whatever it was in Russia had something to do with the almost infinite capacity of the Deep State’s agents to bribe, threaten and blackmail as they deem necessary. They have the money and the tools to do as they like anywhere. Nation states, to respond to the clear threats to them must become police states if they want to maintain sovereignty. As I’ve been saying for decades our future is moving towards totalitarianism or a new form of feudalism–I hope for the latter.

  18. Q. Shtik June 26, 2023 at 11:26 am #

    What better time to destabilize Russia then during Ukraine’s vaunted spring offensive – JHK from today’s blog post


    I’m suggesting that Jim might want to fix this error.

    I haven’t read any comments posted thus far today so maybe someone has already pointed this error out. If so, I apologize.

    • Night Owl June 26, 2023 at 1:46 pm #

      You forgot a comma again, Q Tard.

      • malthuss June 27, 2023 at 4:59 pm #


        • MrMangoOnMyShoulder June 27, 2023 at 10:03 pm #

          after “today”

    • Anthea June 29, 2023 at 1:04 am #

      @ Q. Shtik:

      Your sentence, “I haven’t read any comments posted thus far today so maybe someone has already pointed this error,” is a complex sentence made up of two clauses, the second of which is a subordinate clause. (A clause is basically a complete sentence, which includes both a subject and a verb.) When you have two clauses in a sentence (two subjects and two verbs), they should be separated by putting a comma before the conjunction that separates them. So you need a comma after “today.”

      You don’t need a comma if your sentence is not made up of two or more clauses. E.g. “I haven’t read any more comments or posted any more comments.” (This construction has only one subject, but two verbs. You don’t need a comma.)

      I’m pretty sure you can find the rules for the use of commas online.

      • Q. Shtik June 29, 2023 at 12:47 pm #

        Thanks for the tip Anthea. Perhaps when I have my short novel about Peter in nearly finished form I can hire you to review and fix grammatical errors. I’m serious.

        I have made incredible progress. I just need to rearrange the various vignettes. I think I have enough words for a short novel. I’ve also written the words that will appear on the inside flap of the book’s jacket. Finally, I have a concept for a photo that will grace the cover without drawing a defamation suit.

        • Anthea June 29, 2023 at 7:37 pm #

          I used to do copy editing for a living. It is the salt mines of the publishing world, so I will never do that type of work again. But thank you for the offer!

          I’m glad your book is going well. Will you self-publish with Create Space or similar?

          • Q. Shtik June 29, 2023 at 11:01 pm #

            Will you self-publish with Create Space or similar?


            I don’t know…haven’t given any thought to that yet.

          • Q. Shtik June 29, 2023 at 11:39 pm #

            Create Space – Anthea


            Based on your mention of Create Space I googled it and read everything that popped up. It sounds to me that there is as much to know about self publishing as there is about writing the book itself.

  19. Paula D June 26, 2023 at 11:37 am #

    Russia came as close to a coup as the US did on Jan. 6th., and the same media are the ones hyping both.

    Prigozhin had wealth and power for about a decade, the owner of a free-wheeling military company which had well-paid soldiers and unusual operational autonomy. Sweet deal for Prigozhin and the soldiers, but it was all coming to an end.

    Russia announced that since Donetsk and Luhansk are now part of Russia, the Wagner Group had to be folded into the Russian military command, with pay cuts and increased discipline, to boot.

    Prigozhin seemed to have PTSD. He was on the frontlines the whole time, bonding with his men, and mourning their deaths. He really flipped out when the Russian military first started applying pressure and a bunch of Wagner men were killed in Artemovsk (then Bakhmut). He stood over their bodies and raved about the MOD, who be blamed for their deaths. (Instead of the NATO-backed Kiev military.)

    I think the CIA/MI6 got to him after that. His last ravings were even more unhinged, talking about how no Donbass citizens had been killed since 2014, and the war was unprovoked. Straight from the western playbook.

    But the soldiers that followed him? That seems like a labor dispute to me.
    There was no announcement of a coup against the Russian state. That was only in the ravings of the msm. People are so used to unhinged ravings from the msm that they don’t think it’s unusual.
    The problem is when people believe the ravings.

    It looked to me like the Bonus Marchers or the Canadian truckers, a march to the capitol to demand money and freedom (operational freedom, in the case of Wagner).

    Idiot Americans, informed constantly by the unhinged ravings of the msm, remain convinced that Putin is a stone cold killer, and Prigohzin will be murdered. But Putin doesn’t murder people, and even the most brainwashed should have noticed that by now.

    Exile is not unusual for the Russians, The czars used it at times, as we recall from history.
    Prighozin is exiled to Belarus. OK, that is not unusual.

    The Wagner labor dispute has been resolved. The majority of Wagners who did not participate in the march will sign the MOD contracts and be folded into the Russian military.

    The marchers will be fired.

    End of story.

    It will not go down the Memory Hole, though, because the same people still harping about Jan.6th will harp on this “Putin was THIS close to being overthrown and the Russian government has been shown to be unstable and ready to collapse” narrative for months, maybe years.

    No matter that the entire Russian population, including oligarchs and political opponents, came together to denounce the mutineers and stand behind the Russian government.

    The US/EU establishments and their MIghty Wurlitzer of propaganda are far more unhinged than even Prigozhin. We will not be spared from hearing about this for a long, long time.

    • elysianfield June 26, 2023 at 11:46 am #

      “The marchers will be fired.”

      Yeah…fired with enthusiasm….

      • Beryl of Oyl June 26, 2023 at 12:14 pm #

        Fired on. They left out a word.

        • Islander June 26, 2023 at 12:44 pm #

          Most of the Wagners seem not to have participated. .

          Also, it looks like Prig may have lied to them re money issues.

          I expect military trials of some kind for those who marched.

          These are hardened, valuable fighters with special skill sets. Those who marched may receive “reeducation” and entry into the Russian military.

          They were all entangled in a complicated situation.

          The armchair know-it-alls are really out in force today!

          See Moon of Alabama:

          • Paula D June 26, 2023 at 1:12 pm #

            I don’t know about reeducation.

            They might be interviewed to find out exactly what their motives were.
            Because, yeah, they are skilled fighters and valuable.

          • justanotherguy June 27, 2023 at 1:21 pm #

            they won’t be fired, they will operate from their forward position north of kkkeeeeevvvv, and be offer a chance to regain their honor, assuming the whole march wasn’t a well executed 5th generation deception maneuver. hint – it was.

          • Paula D June 27, 2023 at 6:39 pm #

            It turns out that they are going to Belarus with Prigohzin.

            Mercouris thinks they will be redeployed to Africa, to get them out of Lushenko’s hair.

            I think they should be sent to Syria, to root out the thieving Americans occupying 30% of Syrian land, and stealing their oil and wheat.

            But they might be there to guard against Poland attacking Belarus.

            I guess we’ll see. Unless the US starts a nuclear war first.

      • Paula D June 26, 2023 at 1:10 pm #

        Do carry on with your msm fantasies. Apparently it comforts you to think that Russia operates like the US.

        Personally, it comforts me to know that they do not.

  20. lizharmon June 26, 2023 at 11:56 am #

    Been telling my friends for awhile now that the last card in NATO’s hand…other than full frontal nuclear attack, is blowing up ZNPP. But yeah, sure, Russia could do it first…kinda like they did NS2, the Kerch bridge and that dam that cut off their own water supply. State needs better writers. I don’t know a single unvaxxxed person who believes this shite.

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    • Jarek June 26, 2023 at 12:30 pm #

      Most people are vaxed liars who believe the lies that are told them.

    • SW June 26, 2023 at 2:27 pm #

      The press has already started laying the groundwork for the nuclear reactor to be blown up “by the Russians”! so Lindsay Graham can get the war with Russia he and dearly departed John McCain wanted. Russia has been guarding it since the first month of the war and has no motivation to do this. But I guarantee you, many, many people will believe this crazy narrative.

  21. SteveK9 June 26, 2023 at 11:58 am #

    He wanted to get Putin’s attention about how seriously the actual commanders on the ground, want to get rid of the Tuvan gangster, Shoigu and stop fighting the ‘not war’ and start fighting a real war. I think he succeeded. You have to say the Kremlin incompetence in ever letting it get this far is staggering, and I mean going back to 1990. The great current strategy … attrition, i.e. killing as many white Slav males in Ukraine as possible, is applauded in the US. The Kremlin looks absurd now, and it needs some strong action on the part of the Tsar (Putin) to right this ship.

    • Paula D June 26, 2023 at 1:35 pm #

      How would Prigozhin know what the actual Russians commanders on the ground think?

      Not even one Wagner commander joined him, let alone Russian military commanders.

      What is a “real war”? Is that the American way?

      Go into a country, bomb it to smithereens, destroy its infrastructure, murder its citizens, and then occupy and loot it for 20 years until outraged citizens form militias and drive you out?

      How’s that working out for the US?

      I agree that the whole Slav vs Slav thing is exactly the US plan, though. Depopulate Ukraine, “to the last Ukrainian”, so that Blackrock can rule unopposed, kill as many Russians as possible, and swoop in to loot the remains.

      Maybe Russia is reluctant to do that, though. Their announced plans were to denazify and demilitarize Ukraine, not wipe out the population.
      Hence, what you call the ‘not war’.

  22. tom75 June 26, 2023 at 12:07 pm #

    Seems to me this is just another in a long line of diversions that rotate out of news cycle in 72 hours. Ukraine is kicking ass for Blackrock, they own the food and can manipulate the agricultural markets for a long time and decide which peasant class gets their daily bowl of rice. The puppet Zalinsky will keep on being utilized, why stop now? I expect George Clooney to show up at any moment and gift him with one of his children, ya know, for protecting our freedoms.

  23. Q. Shtik June 26, 2023 at 12:18 pm #

    To any here who have typed the word Wagner I have a question. I asked this recently but no one responded.

    How do you pronounce Wagner? Is it pronounced the way its spelling would suggest or is it Vogner?

    • Woodchuck June 26, 2023 at 12:29 pm #

      I was thinking about this yesterday while listening to podcasts about Ukraine. It’s a german word. So should it be said as a German would say it? Someone from the US would pronounce “wag” like “wag the flag”. A German might say it with the “w” sounding more like a “v”?

      • Blackbird June 26, 2023 at 12:44 pm #

        I agree with Woody. Only an American would pronounce “Wagner” as “wag-ner”, rather than “vog-ner”.

        Just like no fundamentalist Islamic terrorist group would call itself “ISIS”, an acronym created using English words.

        ‘Stick, I thought you were more cosmopolitan than this. Armand would have understood…

        • Night Owl June 26, 2023 at 1:48 pm #

          “Vogner” is also wrong.

          In German it is a long “a” sound, not an “o.”

          Q for the loss again.

          Gut gemacht Schätzchen.

      • Q. Shtik June 26, 2023 at 12:44 pm #

        Yes Woodchuck, that’s why I asked the question. But you haven’t answered it.

        Has anyone heard a professional reader of the news on US TV pronounce Wagner? If so, what was the pronunciation? Does wag rhyme with log or with bag?

        • Paula D June 26, 2023 at 1:16 pm #

          The people I listen to pronounce it “Vogner”.

          So probably the US news readers pronounce it like ‘bag’.

        • Islander June 26, 2023 at 1:27 pm #

          I wonder how this group got that name.

          Per Wiki the namesake was actually Richard Wagner.

          The a is pronounced “ah.”

          Not short o as in flog.

          Or wog, for that matter.

          Also in Russian the vowel is a, not o.

          • Paula D June 26, 2023 at 2:03 pm #

            They call themselves the musicians, so I guess it was after the composer.

            I don’t speak German. I’m just saying what I hear.

          • Night Owl June 26, 2023 at 4:46 pm #

            Listening to some Americans try to pronounce German names (with an air of authority) never fails to amuse.

            On trips back home, I like going to hipster bars and ordering Heeeefeweizen, only to be asked by the handlebar-mustachioed waiter (with disdain) if I mean “Hefffuhweizen.”


      • Mick June 26, 2023 at 12:59 pm #

        Here are Prigozhin’s latest comments on the situation as of today. As in minutes to a few hours ago….


        • Night Owl June 26, 2023 at 4:43 pm #


          The idea that a smallish column of troops would cross through Russia and with the aim of overthrowing Moscow is about as real as Covid-19.

          Only the Tucson Slur or Redneck Liberal (Mike Sherman) would post such foil.

      • Q. Shtik June 26, 2023 at 11:24 pm #

        Someone from the US would pronounce “wag” like “wag the flag”. – Woodchuck


        I have never heard anyone say “wag the flag” but I have heard “wag the dog.”

  24. ATZ942 June 26, 2023 at 12:31 pm #

    Potato face Putin would be a joke if Russia wasn’t nuclear armed. The only real question now is how to de-Nazify Russia.

    • Mick June 26, 2023 at 1:10 pm #

      You’re a moron

      • Paula D June 26, 2023 at 1:12 pm #


      • Woodchuck June 26, 2023 at 3:19 pm #

        Maybe so, but don’t moron lives also matter?

        • Paula D June 26, 2023 at 4:22 pm #

          That’s racist!

  25. Billingsgate June 26, 2023 at 12:40 pm #

    If the public wasn’t psy-ops weary by the end of last week, I don’t know when it will be. First the media and government’s hysteria about those 5 ill-fated divers waiting to be rescued before their oxygen got used up, while every behind-the-scenes expert knew from the get-go they were already imploded to hell and gone. Then the end of Putin, announced triumphantly by the same media sources at breakfast time only to be whisked off the headlines by afternoon tea.

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    • SW June 26, 2023 at 2:34 pm #

      Next up — space invaders. Yes, a whistleblower has come forward with the story (but no evidence because it’s classified and can’t be shown to dolts like the taxpayers) that there are real aliens so please ignore the stories about Biden and Hunter’s text messages to him and the obvious truth that covid came from a GoF US-funded lab in China, supposedly our archenemy.

  26. Beryl of Oyl June 26, 2023 at 12:48 pm #

    There’s a story about how Zelensky made a working visit to the frontline Donetsk region.

    That’s what the official site kept calling it, a working visit.

    Do people visit that area for pleasure at this time?

    Was it just to point out that he’s back in Ukraine with the war going on?

    The pictures with the story could have been taken anywhere.

    • SW June 26, 2023 at 2:36 pm #

      But, Beryl, it was working for Zelensky. There were no award shows to attend so why not give the guys at the front a big thrill?!

    • Night Owl June 26, 2023 at 4:41 pm #

      Working = hitting the pole in full catsuit.

  27. Blackbird June 26, 2023 at 12:52 pm #

    I think it’s hilarious that those same pundits (I’m elevating some of this commentariat to the level of punditry) who claimed that the Wagner Group was getting its ass kicked by the stunning and brave Ukies, then turned around and claimed that the (now) Mighty Wagner was about to storm into Moscow, hang Putin from a lamppost, seize control of Russia, and surrender to the Even-Mightier Ukraina.

    • Beryl of Oyl June 26, 2023 at 1:06 pm #

      They are going to need a novel distraction.

      • Paula D June 26, 2023 at 1:14 pm #

        That’s the scary part.

    • Disaffected June 26, 2023 at 1:37 pm #

      Well, the mighty US woke warriors and their strange bedfellows almost overthrew the Great Satan Putin for all of 24 hours anyway. Alas, it was all just more fever dreams. What will they dream up next? The mind boggles.

      • Paula D June 26, 2023 at 2:05 pm #

        When I turn on my computer it pushes the “news” on me.

        The Atlantic wants me to know that this almost-coup has shaken Putin’s power, and turned the world against him.

        So they’re still dreaming.

      • Paula D June 26, 2023 at 2:10 pm #

        Awesome comment from MoA about this.

        ”I reddit on reddit. Russia doesnt stand a chance against Wagner. Also I read on Reddit that prigozhin is in command of Wagner. Oh, and on Twitter they say that Putin is peeing his pants and begging the Wagner forces, already on the outskirts of Moscow, to stop, but the Russians have already turned on Putin.

        Reports from the New York Times say the Russian Freedom Army has grown by the day. I read on facebook they have a million man army in Moscow already, but dictator Putin is keeping everything hidden and executing anyone who releases footage of the army and also killing babies and also giving his palace guards viagra so they can rape Saddam’s weapons of mass destruction before they blow up their own dam. Luckily, I heard on NPR the white helmets are on their way to the nucular weapon plant in chernobyl or somewhere over there to stop putin from launching missiles at it.”

        • Mick June 26, 2023 at 2:21 pm #

          Since every Russian, Army and civilian, has turned on Putin, that means he must be single handedly doing all the executing of people who dares to release unapproved footage.

          So, he truly IS a badass! Lol….

    • Rulo Deschamps June 26, 2023 at 4:46 pm #


      you know that cui bono (“who benefits?”) is one of the few tools those of us intelligent enough to realize nothing we’re told can be accepted as true can use to glimpse, guess, or infer what’s what.

      By “intelligent enough” I mean slightly above the horde of retards that “we the people” have become – so please understand, there’s no intellectual arrogance here. We stand in the shadow of our elders, who educated themselves after backbreaking days laying brick, tilling rows, or digging trenches.

      Perhaps the lack of an eugenics policy has made us what we are. That, and TV. And soda pop.

      Anyway, this whole Prig black swan only benefits the fucking Azovs and their Blackrock and Lockheed backers, Biden the ghoul or rather his handlers, and so on, just when it was becoming clear their days are counted. They still are, but new distractions and psyops, of which only recently a couple a month were sufficient, now only buy days, sometimes just hours.

      I disagree with you, partially, about use of nukes. Yes, I don’t think the time is now for a massive fuckup that results in something like “The Road” by McCarthy. However, the time is ripe for false flags and dirty bombs. Not the full monty, not yet. The time is ripe for “Eurasia is our enemy, and has always been our enemy” and so on, for a state of permanent war.

      Hell, if someone like Assange is getting what he’s getting in “peacetime” without enough of us getting mad as hell and doing something about it, just imagine what every last one of us chewing the fat here will get in wartime.

      My prognostication (and I must be good at them – I predicted Argie would be World Cup Champions accurately last December. True, I had been sagely saying the same thing for the last 37 years, but did it happen or did it not?) is:

      • False flag, suitcase nuke, rogue attack, high impact assassination, followed by

      • UFO revelations, combining deep fakes, AI, and real dealings with unsavory denizens of dimensions that should have been left alone. Are you ready for the return of Moloch?

  28. Islander June 26, 2023 at 1:17 pm #

    I like to keep up with what M. K. Bhadrakumar, a former Indian diplomat, has to say about things at his blog, Indian Punchline.

    This, for instance, is worth a read. Blinken must be gnashing his teeth in fury.


    • anmariwakaranai June 26, 2023 at 2:54 pm #

      Now that was good reading, thanx.

  29. Q. Shtik June 26, 2023 at 1:23 pm #

    Peter’s morning drink:

    The morning routine in our house is: Bo and I eat a small breakfast including a cup of coffee. We prepare a similar tray for Peter but in stead of coffee he has a cup composed of 2/3rds chocolate almond milk and 1/3rd regular whole milk. This concoction is put in the microwave briefly to warm it slightly. The tray, including his meds is carried up to Peter on the 3rd floor. Bo watches to make sure Peter actually swallows his pills. If someone doesn’t watch him there is an even chance he will toss the pills in the trash.

    Well, this morning was different. My son, Q. Sr. was visiting from Maryland so we called Peter to come down and join us in the kitchen for breakfast. His usual chocolate almond and milk concoction was placed before him. He downed it and then mixed a 2nd, 3rd, and 4th cup of the same and downed those.

    I cannot adequately tell you how much this childish behavior pisses me off.

    • Disaffected June 26, 2023 at 1:31 pm #

      Did you mean Q. Jr.? What was so childish about Peter’s behavior, besides the fact it will likely give him the shits?

      • Q. Shtik June 26, 2023 at 1:57 pm #

        Did you mean Q. Jr.?


        Yes, Jr. I released a brain fart.

        What was so childish? Children between 5 and 10 y/o MUST have choc milk. Water or regular milk is not good enough for them. Same with Peter. And if he isn’t watched he would down a whole half gallon at one sitting.

        He has no sense of scale. No sense of what is appropriate.

        • anmariwakaranai June 26, 2023 at 2:22 pm #

          He has dementia Q.

          • anmariwakaranai June 26, 2023 at 2:25 pm #

            I might add, sweet is the last thing dementia taste buds can recognize.

        • anmariwakaranai June 26, 2023 at 2:25 pm #

          I mean the only thing.

        • Beryl of Oyl June 26, 2023 at 2:31 pm #

          Elon Musk is a fan of chocolate milk.

          I was disappointed to learn that stuff I was reading about resistant starch isn’t so. I’ve been doing a lot of research along the lines of diet and health.

          I then looked up a study someone had told me about that said diabetics who eat ice cream 2x per week have less heart disease than those who abstain.

          After ascertaining that the was indeed such a study and it was real, I didn’t do any more research.

          Saturday night I went to the supermarket and bought the brand of ice cream closest to homemade and I poured Bailey’s that I’ve had for a while because someone had given it to me as a gift over it.

          For a period of time, all was right with the world.

          • Islander June 26, 2023 at 3:05 pm #

            Re ice cream:

            That is good news.

            I have been an ice cream addict since childhood.

            My mother’s ice cream recipe:
            Let cream rise from our cow’s milk until thick. Whip cream. Add half a can of Hershey’s chocolate syrup.
            Freeze in ice box tray.

            We also drank quarts of fresh milk mixed with Hershey’s. Glug glug glug.

        • MaryQueen June 26, 2023 at 10:29 pm #

          He has DEMENTIA you moron.

        • Islander June 27, 2023 at 6:37 pm #

          I can’t see drinking multiple glasses of chocolate milk an signifying anything except liking chocolate milk.

          As for the “must have choc milk” —what in the world does that even mean?

          Of course children like chocolate milk. It is a good way to get them to drink milk.They should drink a quart a day of whole milk.

  30. Roundball Shaman June 26, 2023 at 2:19 pm #

    “Have you noticed, the yellow-and-blue flags are not flying anymore?”

    No room for them anymore. Nothing but ‘Pridefully’-flying Rainbow flags from Sea to Shining Sea… from New York City to the Windy City to the City by the Bay and the Land of Fallen Angels. Our National poster-children cities for how to turn once-vibrant urban centers into places of squalor and lots of people fighting for the next moving vans to get the hell out of their as quickly as possible.

    And a few Don’t Treat On Me flags from those who just haven’t yet joined into all the fun of Following Orders and surrendering to each of these society-agitating-and-engineering memes that we are all supposed to swallow and follow along like lost dogs without a soul.

    How about a flag that really describes the mood of the Nation? Something that we all can agree upon?

    And here is a picture of it:

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    • Mick June 26, 2023 at 2:25 pm #

      Zelensky can win their hearts back by announcing that he is transitioning along with his wife. Might even let it be leaked that she “does” him with a strap on already. He’ll have the heart of the Globohomo Empire eating out of his hands like last year again.

      • Paula D June 26, 2023 at 4:25 pm #

        Spur will love the strap-on part, for sure.

        • Night Owl June 26, 2023 at 4:40 pm #

          Even Paula has caught on to the Slur.

          Things are looking bad for you TS.

          All chip and no shoulder.

      • Rulo Deschamps June 26, 2023 at 5:20 pm #

        Hey Mick, I know you’re joking, but you capture the zeitgeist quite well. The other day at the farmers’ market, I witnessed a mother with her 2 children, maybe 10 and 13, each one dressed as the gender they were obviously not. The boy was the older one, the poor thing was wearing makeup and many trans flag buttons and shit, and the girl was a mini version of a bull dyke.

        So unspeakably sad. I shared a story about a visitor, a few weeks ago, a 50 yr old man in assless chaps, but the feeling them was different. I wanted to upchuck, I wanted to be a better man and chase the freak out of the market (and didn’t), back to his own abode to wear and do whatever he wants out of my sight.

        But this was different. This was sadness bordering despair.

        • Mick June 26, 2023 at 7:09 pm #

          Absolute insanity. Beyond insanity actually.

        • Jarek June 29, 2023 at 12:45 pm #

          Still going to defend women as a group? They’re the ones driving this at the most local of levels.

          Men without women are often unhappy.
          Women without men are often insane.

  31. hustled enough June 26, 2023 at 2:27 pm #

    Hi JHK Admin,
    I wondered what the take from the ultra-nationalist right wing for an agreed upon narrative for the events of this past Friday would be and I saw it take shape over the weekend here.

    I would love to hear you offer some actual evidence for this claim of yours regarding 6 billion, clandestine (Zoom?) meetings, an omniscient Putin, etc. But we don’t need such pesky evidence because many will follow along because its comforting and evidence opens people up to arguments, and it is better if we all agree, no mater what. And those who question? Well, kids can be so cruel about things like that.

    Let me give you an example from the other side, I picked up this morning from a comment on aTwitter post via ISW: “Working theory: “Happy Grandpa” is Prigozhin’s code name for Putin’s body double. Real Putin is sick in a hospital bed. Lukashenko medical emergency in Moscow was so he could meet with the real Putin. Only top elite know. Luka called Prigozhin to say Putin is still alive.”

    Crazy, right? But it would be an alternative explanation for what we saw transpire…

    Anyway, the point is that to make your narrative work, JHK Admin, you have to ignore three things:
    1. The millblogger ultra-nationalist space in Russia is divided on what happened and what it means. “The Russian ultranationalist information space fractured on June 25 between those who want to move past the rebellion and those demanding solutions to the internal security flaws that the rebellion had exposed.” ISW, 25 June 2023. The ultra-nationalist community in Russia is not a monolith and some of it is highly critical of Putin et al.
    2. If the Russian intelligence community knew of this in advance–where is the evidence of advanced moves to counter what Wagner was doing? The response did not look like the work of a 17th Dimensional Chess Master, but the scrambling of makeshift resources to interdict the threat. Until you have a rational explanation for that, JHK Admin, your speculation will look unconvincing. What apparently saved Putin is that the Army remained loyal to him.
    3. You would have to explain how “looking resolute” on TV is evidence of competent leadership when this same leader allows 5000 men to traipse along highways for a few hours, as well as take over Rostov-on-Don where (some?) people look on these mercs somewhat like liberators! Prigozhin failed. But, if you are someone with a gambler’s instinct, a capacity for patient preparation, and 5000 soldiers you just saw a future possible blueprint…

    As for the build-up of the Russian Army now ready to crush the hopeless and hapless Ukrainians you mentioned Wagner paved the way for… well, they were not there to stop Prigozhin. Why? You can go with the 17th dimensional chess master move or you can think that Russia is basically committed its resources to the war given its reliance on stealth mobilisation and Putin’s unwillingness to order a general mobilisation of the populace. I wonder how such an order would be met now, when all saw how ineffectual the response was to the Pretender Prigozhin. Russians do not like leaders who show a tolerance for losers or those who show poor judgement. And from the start of this war–that was supposed to be a cakewalk lasting days till today, Putin has not gotten high marks in either of those two categories.

    Finally, sure, Zelensky could be a power mad autocratic cocaine addict who opposes not having elections while the war is going on. Or, you could do a little digging and see that Art 11 & 12 of a Ukrainian law passed in 2015, states that while there is martial law the Verkhovna Rada cannot be dissolved or the President removed UNTIL the END of martial law. So, JHK Admin, do you think that declaring martial law was an unconstitutional act or evidence of authoritarian impulses when your country has been invaded, your cities bombed, and your civilian populace murdered in contravention of International Law by an enemy that has vowed to absorb your nation within its boundaries? I guess you can go with the liberal democratic approach of President Putin and the independent Duma that checks and balances him… They have “elections.”

    • anmariwakaranai June 26, 2023 at 2:42 pm #

      Hey hustled, what if all the world’s a play and by getting us at each others throats ad infinitum, they can lock down, lock step, roll out the prison planet agenda.


      • anmariwakaranai June 26, 2023 at 2:44 pm #

        Divide and conquer bro.

        • hustled enough June 26, 2023 at 5:24 pm #

          OK, so is your view, anmariwakaranai, that Putin is a puppet of the NGOs and the fabulously wealthy? I just want to make certain I understand your point.

          • anmariwakaranai June 26, 2023 at 6:33 pm #

            Not necessarily H. Could be that he’s just playing along for now. Russia and China are both on board, and I know anecdotally Russians are dying suddenly.
            He was a young global leader or at least is captured in a photo with Shwab. He denies he is.

            I don’t know.

            I do know nukes will fly over America. There will be famine, war and great plagues and earthquakes. Very few will survive. We must pray.

            All this curtesy of Mary and Jesus @ afterthewarning.com and countdowntothekingdom.com.

          • hustled enough June 26, 2023 at 11:02 pm #

            Well, I hope you are wrong, anmariwakaranai, for all our sakes…

    • JackStraw June 26, 2023 at 3:04 pm #

      JHK Admin about to go Putin on yo ass.

      • hustled enough June 26, 2023 at 5:22 pm #

        Well, let us hope not, JackStraw.

    • Rulo Deschamps June 26, 2023 at 5:55 pm #


      I respect the time and effort you put into stating your interpretation of this black swan. I don’t agree, and think Mr K’s version is the most likely explanation of events that none of us can claim to have solid information on.

      Just a few things, without comprehensively dissecting your post:

      • Body language is one of the tools we have to add to our dim understanding of events in spheres we can’t access, in the midst of heavy propaganda and manipulations. All intelligence agencies have a dept analyzing it, so don’t discount it so quickly. Example: you read and hear the minions and viziers of the regime telling us Biden is sharp and fit, or at least able to do his job competently. Then you see actual footage of the guy. I think I make myself clear. I guess professional actors can master their body language, but Putin is not that, whatever else he may be.

      • If you don’t read Moon of Alabama, do. The host there, a former German military officer, offers good summary and insights, and many of the posters, from different parts of the world incl Russia, and different backgrounds, are quite worth the time reading the comment section. Over this crazy weekend, Mr B (the host) posted a warning by Machiavelli about princes hiring or trusting mercenary armies. So there’s that.

      • One thing that caught my attention about this affair were comments made by this warlord Prig, just days before the fiasco, stating that Russia was wrong in getting involved in Ukraine, as it poses no threat, and that NATO poses no threat to Russia either. That is false, obviously. Just think of a pact between Mexico and, say, China, to bring military capability to the northern border, and imagine the reaction here (it happened during Kennedy’s admin, and we know the story – he had to remove the missiles pointing at the then CCCP from NATO ally Turkey in exchange for Cuba going missile free) – Yet, US and NATO warmongers have been doing exactly that in the decades after the fall of Soviet Russia, despite assurances to the contrary (that’s why the Russians consider the US “not agreement capable”) – In fact, at one point they even wanted to JOIN NATO, presumably as a tool to fight Islamic terrorism. Where are the “peace dividends” we were promised back then? Is this it? Can’t we back off and accept we are not the sole ruler of the world?

      • Night Owl June 26, 2023 at 6:40 pm #

        Look at this idiot.

        • hustled enough June 26, 2023 at 11:11 pm #

          Hi Night Owl,
          The fact that you think that insults are a viable strategy (to what purpose who knows… do you?) says more about your inability to make a cogent argument than it does about me! Now, if you will excuse me, I want to think about Rulo Deschamps thoughtful post.
          But thank you for your feedback.

          • Night Owl June 27, 2023 at 9:22 am #

            You’ve been banned multiple times, HE.

            And Rulo is a beta male who can’t take what he tries to dish out. Therefore he works to cultivate a following of those who dislike whoever he dislikes, in order to feel strong.

            The strategy of betas everywhere. This is of no concern to most of us.

          • hustled enough June 28, 2023 at 1:13 am #

            You know Night Owl,
            I took an interest in your approach, so I checked how you interact with people here. For the most part you insult people with some fairly unimaginative invective; by the numbers, with little actual thought. You occasionally say something to support people whose views you like, again pretty superficial; you offer an occasional link. Very rarely, you might add a gloss

            But you know what you don’t do?

            You don’t offer anything substantive or engaging about what you believe that others can critique or question. You rely on others to help you say something about what they think. You take no risks.

            Your presence here is defined by your reactions to what other people say in the comments section, rather than by what you actively think for yourself or in response to the claims advanced by JHK Admin.

            You behave passively.

            So, how does that make you an alpha?

      • hustled enough June 27, 2023 at 1:06 am #

        Hi Rulo Deschamps,
        Thank you for your reply. I appreciate the heads up on Moon of Alabama. It definitely points in a different direction to the one I favour. What I like about it is that it follows a rational line of argument and I look forward to following the views expressed there because it is a valuable perspective. As I have said before, concerning the Ukrainian Offensive–Let us see what Squirt does. MoA may be right. I am willing to give it a bit more time to see how this develops. As for the other points you raise:
        1. Body language–yes, Biden looks like what he is–an old man. But, and it is a big but, his brain seems pretty sharp to me when I listen to him (especially when I compare what he says with a Trumpian word salad. You may not agree, OK, then. But, what is your read on Putin–his body language? How can we tell over the last few days–it is all “head and shoulders” designed to minimise tells… I will appreciate some footage this week of an unguarded moment, if such exists. And I would also point out that Biden didn’t face this type of situation… so, it is hard to compare body language given the situation.
        2. Yep, The Art of War–not everyone is like the Swiss pikemen…
        3. I don’t know if the comparison of Mexico and Ukraine is a valid one. First, I agree that Mexico is an important part of the US sphere of influence. I do not agree that the situation is the same; we can talk about that. This is where we part, I think. Ukraine is not a dupe of the West. I believe that the Ukrainian desire for democratic reform and self-determination is not some off-shoot of Western intelligence agitation and destabilisation (though I acknowledge that the US did aid Ukrainian nationalist and democracy goals); it is genuine and based in historical conditioning and a clear understanding of Russian goals and attitudes towards Ukraine.

        The same argument that you raise with Ukraine can be made for Poland & the Baltics–and has been done so by folks here on this site (and elsewhere). So, is Ukraine the special case for you given its proximity to Russia, or does your view also encompass the Baltic States and Poland? Because those states do NOT see themselves as proxies for American policy, but rather see the US as a partner that has allowed them to use the NATO umbrella to escape Russian expansionism. So, our conversation needs some shape here, for me to know exactly what your boundaries are on this issue.

        I am hoping we can have a productive conversation.
        Be well,

      • Paula D June 27, 2023 at 11:08 am #

        Note that HE completely ignores the 2014 coup that overthrew Ukraine’s elected government and put in a US hand-picked government of stooges who promptly handed over Ukrainian sovereignty and land to US interests, when he talks about “democracy” and “self determination”.

        He ignores the fact that Zelensky was elected by a 70% margin running on a Peace With Donbass platform, and that the Donbass citizens weren’t even allowed to vote (in the New, Improved US-proxy “democracy” of Ukraine), so that means that 70% of central and western Ukraine were against attacking the Donbass.
        And then he tells us that they are united in fighting the Donbass citizens, because that is what his rulers tell him.

        He completely ignores the fact that Zelensky tried 3 times to open negotiations with Russia, and was stomped down by UK/US.

        HE lives in a fantasy world spun for him by the msm, and he eagerly swallows the swill and then comes here and spews it all over the thread.

        Eeeewww! Gross..

        • hustled enough June 27, 2023 at 12:50 pm #

          Hi Paula,
          Thank you for the reply.

          I wonder if people were not allowed to vote because they wherein Russian (I mean separatist) occupied regions who wanted to be part of Russia; I mean that is the narrative, the ultra nationalists hammer, right. Was that the case? If it was, how was that voting thing going to work? If it included the regions of the Donbas that were not under Ukrainian control, that would be interesting!

          As for 2014, do you deny that Ukrainians did not want self-determination from a corrupt puppet government–at least a BIG chunk of them–you know, the same people who instead of welcoming the Russians with open arms met them with Stinger & Javelin missiles? Or were those people in Maidan Square for so many nights just CIA operatives and dupes in your mind?

          As for being stomped down by the US/UK, I would love some actual mainstream evidence for that as opposed to some recess of an ultra-nationalist Russian favouring blog(s).

          Swill comes in many forms, Paula; not least of all from the Right…

          • Paula D June 27, 2023 at 1:10 pm #

            Oh, I see. In your owner’s version of “democracy”, people who live in eastern Ukraine should not be allowed to vote, because they might vote the wrong way.

            So, these are Schrödinger’s citizens in your brainwashed mind.

            They are “Russians” when it comes time to vote, but “Ukrainians” when it comes time to killing them to stop them from seceding.
            The media claims that Russia has invaded Ukraine, yet the people who live in that part of Ukraine deserve to be killed by the Kiev regime.
            Zelensky is “killing his own people”, according to msm, since they claim that the Donbass is still part of Ukraine.
            “He’s killing his own people” is usually used by the US when they want to invade and destroy another country, but in this case, they are perfectly fine with it, supplying never ending ammunition and missiles to help the Kiev regime massacre their own citizens.

            And you support that, you pathetic hypocritical shill.

            Yes, I deny that rioters should be allowed to overthrow a government, especially rioters paid by the US/State Dept, complete with cookies handed out by the insanely evil Vickie Nuland.
            I’m betting that you don’t think that the Jan. 6th protesters should have been allowed to overthrow Congress and keep Trump as president.
            Because you’re a hypocrite, like all Dembots.

            Everyone knows that the US sabotaged the Turkey negotiations. The prime minister of Israel is not a right wing blogger, and he was there, and he testified that the US sabotaged them.
            Also, everyone knows that Boris Johnson flew into Kiev to tell Zelensky that he had to tear up the agreement.

            If you don’t know that, that’s not my problem. You need to get your head out of msm talking points.
            Except, of course, that you are paid to be Empire’s apologist.

          • Not_GeorgeT June 27, 2023 at 5:52 pm #

            The legitimate government, overthrown in 2014, was elected. This after much back and forth about how the election would be legitiamtely accomplished.

            By accomplished I refer to the mechanics of having it work with minial corruption. It appears to have been working.

            Corrupted post election_ Quite possibly, however another similarly supervized as in monitored election was in the works which had the potential for peaceful change.

            The outcome of such a peaceful change did not fit the neocon game plan.

            Maiden Square was the paid for result.

          • hustled enough June 28, 2023 at 12:54 am #

            Hi Paula D,
            “Oh, I see. In your owner’s version of “democracy”, people who live in eastern Ukraine should not be allowed to vote, because they might vote the wrong way.”
            So, the answer to my question is that these folks you are taking about are not in Ukraine as of 2014, but in Russian occupied “Russia.” I guess we should have allowed Crimea to vote as well according to this logic since Ukraine still thinks Crimea belongs to it, no matter what the Russians say.

            So, given that the Ukrainians outside the Donbass are not going to oversee these elections, how would you suggest they get to vote in a free and untainted election given the miserable track record that the Russians (who will oversee it) have in such things as in, for example, the recent plebiscites that have been widely condemned as shams (e.g., by the UN)? Or would that have been no biggie back before the second phase of the Ukraine War started in 2022?

            In your mind I am a “pathetic hypocritical shill.” Well, that should hurt my feelings, I suppose. But what does the claim you apparently advance above, make of you? After all, if it is true that “Zelensky is “killing his own people”, according to msm, since they claim that the Donbass is still part of Ukraine” then what does it mean that people in the Donbas are killing people in the rest of Ukraine–or are you saying this is all about an aggressive Ukraine killing helpless innocent Ukrainians and their armed Russian supporters, since 2014 no less.

            Sorry, Paula D, you don’t get to have your faux outrage and flying spittle in this circumstance. The “and everyone knows” is a bullshit and more importantly, LAZY approach.

            Let me break this down for you with an example of “evidence” that you offered–you probably got the Israeli PM claim from some place like Strategic Culture Foundation via Musk/Twitter. You read it approvingly and didn’t bother to check for alternative views–because, it fit your world view, so why would you? End of story, right?

            I checked a little–did you know that the former Israeli PM you cite REJECTED the claim you attributed to him because it omitted critical context and misrepresented what he believed–according to Business Insider, a media outlet that appears to be a little more creditable than SCF. SCF says of itself: “SCF works to broaden and diversify expert discussion by focusing on hidden aspects of international politics and unconventional thinking.” Awesome–“hidden” and “unconventional” which is not confidence building in an age of unsubstantiated conspiracy theories.

            So, you think I am the apologist here, Paula D? That must be because “everybody knows” that since you know your ultra-nationalist blogging / twitter friends are telling you the unvarnished truth and that they would have zero motivation to spin you or bullshit you, and because you won’t check for the counter-factual, you have confidence that what they tell you is true–so righteously, you have nothing to apologise for and so it is OK to uncritically regurgitate your “evidence.” So, sure, “everybody knows …” except when such folks don’t.

            The only time I think the claim that “Everybody Knows” is something worth listening to is when Leonard Cohen sings of it…

            Everybody knows that the dice are loaded
            Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed
            Everybody knows the war is over
            Everybody knows the good guys lost
            Everybody knows the fight was fixed
            The poor stay poor, the rich get rich
            That’s how it goes
            Everybody knows

            Everybody knows that the boat is leaking
            Everybody knows that the captain lied
            Everybody got this broken feeling
            Like their father or their dog just died
            Everybody talking to their pockets
            Everybody wants a box of chocolates
            And a long-stem rose
            Everybody knows

            And everybody knows that the plague is coming
            Everybody knows that it’s moving fast
            Everybody knows that the naked man and woman
            Are just a shining artifact of the past
            Everybody knows the scene is dead

            And everybody knows that you’re in trouble
            Everybody knows what you’ve been through
            From the bloody cross on top of Calvary
            And to the beach of Malibu
            Everybody knows it’s coming apart
            Take one last look at this Sacred Heart
            Before it blows
            And everybody knows

            Everybody knows
            Everybody knows
            That’s how it goes
            Everybody knows

            Everybody knows
            Everybody knows

  32. anmariwakaranai June 26, 2023 at 2:30 pm #

    Did you know Z , one of the many young global leaders, implemented digital currency in Ukraine?

    Could these many psyops be obfuscating the world roll out?

    And what’s going on with the WHOs plandemic treaty? You know, the one whereby we agree to a one world government.

    • Islander June 26, 2023 at 3:09 pm #

      Mike Yeadon’s final (for the day), most important, two or three times repeated message:


      No matter what is costs in terms of convenience (e.g., can’t travel), do not, repeat do not, accept to digital ID.

      I agree,
      What if this is forced on us without consent by, say, converting all SS numbers or tax ID numbers to digital IDs?

      • Night Owl June 26, 2023 at 4:38 pm #

        Even here at CFN, I would bet only about 5 people watched that interview.

        The most important battle of our time, laid out succinctly by a handful of minds like Yeadon, and 75% of the population can’t be bothered.

        • Islander June 26, 2023 at 5:15 pm #

          “minds like Yeadon,”

          Yes, a brilliant mind. It is such a treat to see a mind like that in action. Not just repeating formulae but constructing a logical chain of inference, without notes.

          I recall writing here that I was glad to learn that Yeadon had a wife. He had seemed to me like maybe a lonely, nerdy ectomorph.

          Now I think:
          He looks like really good company.

          • Night Owl June 26, 2023 at 5:24 pm #

            He is one of the only outspoken individuals with whom I agree more or less 100 percent.

            He sees it all.

            And as so often, this is too much for most people to handle.

            Back to discussing transgenders and Biden, I suppose.

          • Jarek June 26, 2023 at 8:11 pm #

            If you see a strong horse and a weak horse, you will like the strong one better.

            Similarly, women are more attracted to men who have a wife or girlfriend. You began to change once you realized he had one.

          • Islander June 26, 2023 at 9:27 pm #

            Poor Jarek, talking like a boy-crazy bimbo.

          • Jarek June 29, 2023 at 12:55 pm #

            Your vicious response is simply a measure of how right I was.

        • MaryQueen June 26, 2023 at 10:36 pm #

          I watched it.

          Yeadon is a lovely man, who sees things from 30K feet much like Catherine Austin Fitts.

          But people want their conveniences, and even if you resist digital ID, they will force it on you. We already have our paychecks controlled by it, and soon social security, medicare, etc.

          Not sure what people are supposed to do about that. No one seems to have a very pro-active plan.

          • tuco22 June 27, 2023 at 7:33 am #

            There isn’t anything we can do about it. Biden signed an executive order in March of last year switching us over to digital money. He just hasn’t implemented it yet. I think they’re waiting for countries to build the required infrastructure to handle only digital money before they fully roll it out. This is the system described in Revelation. The only thing missing is the “mark.”

          • Night Owl June 27, 2023 at 9:27 am #

            Tuco, there is plenty we can do about it.

            Refuse it.

            The problem I was highlighting with my post is that even on a place like CFN, most don’t care. They post incessantly about simple, divide-and-conquer nonsense, rather than what is being developed behind the scenes.

            I am very aware that it is coming. I have been posting about it for years.

            The hard part is watching it happen in slow motion.

      • Rulo Deschamps June 26, 2023 at 6:11 pm #

        Islander, I believe this author’s material is in video form and that’s why when I checked him out I couldn’t dig into it – not sure about this, but I can only absorb (or offer) information in written form. Please tell me if he writes, or is video-only. If it’s the former, I’ll start following. Some posters here, over the years, have offered succinct sum ups of his thinking, though.

        In any case, if the core of what he has to say is “do not take the vaccine” and “do not accept digital ID” then we’re in complete agreement and I don’t need to watch his videos.

        • anmariwakaranai June 26, 2023 at 6:22 pm #

          Also Ru, he explains his unique expertise that he had never used prior to the plandemic, in knowing, when he saw it’s configuration, that it is a bioweapon.

          He doesn’t claim to know all the ingredients, but can vouch for sterility, clots, diseases and sudden death.

          • anmariwakaranai June 26, 2023 at 6:25 pm #

            Also he explained that r&d is always in a different building than vaccine the designers.

            This made him think why? Leading to the conclusion that all vaccines are useless. All. For all time.

          • Rulo Deschamps June 26, 2023 at 6:30 pm #

            anmari, I think he’s right, tragically. I have no “unique expertise” except growing things, but I concluded the thing must be a bioweapon from very early on, esp in view of the hysteria and police state tactics of 2020.

            There was no way I’d take the damn thing. Loved ones did, though, and at least one died from it. Every day I think of this beloved friend, now gone.

          • anmariwakaranai June 26, 2023 at 6:54 pm #

            Rip. Me too ru.

          • anmariwakaranai June 26, 2023 at 6:58 pm #

            Also he talks about his awakening to faith. Wish you could hear it. Maybe on your daughters iphone? It’s long, an hour or more.

        • Night Owl June 26, 2023 at 6:47 pm #

          This post is distilled mental illness.

          • Islander June 26, 2023 at 8:50 pm #

            Which one?


      • Mick June 26, 2023 at 7:37 pm #

        Well, in reality we have already accepted digital ID. SS numbers and DL numbers are now in a digital system.

        What Yeadon is saying, from what I can gather, is to not accept the next level of digitization that is coming. I plan to not accept it. I also plan to probably die as a result.

        Death is better than whole scale servitude and subjection. Most will take the “Mark”, because they’re scared of dying. I’m not saying that I am thrilled about it, but I’ll accept it over the other option. Living in this world is very overrated. Not a fan.

      • elysianfield June 27, 2023 at 12:06 pm #

        The legitimacy of the US dollar, and it’s general use, will remain insofar as the IRS requires it in paying your taxes. This requirement, in most countries, insures the relative viability of the issued currency. In effect, the use of the dollar, in the US, is required by the force of arms (IRS). The day that the IRS no longer accepts US currency, in its printed form, can be considered the end of the US dollar.

        Can’t pay your tax bill with gold, or silver, or Bitcoin, or Vietnamese Dong.

        • Woodchuck June 28, 2023 at 10:54 am #

          The US dollar used to be legit in that once upon a time you could exchange a silver certificate paper dollar for one silver dollar. And there was a time in the US when people carried around 20 dollar gold pieces in their pockers for making large purchases. And 20 dollars was a lot of money then, not something used only for buying a cheap dinner at a restaurant or some drinks at a bar.

          Todays dollar is now on track for extinction in that it’s being rejected for use in international trade, and once that process is complete we’ll be cut off from access to imported goods, including fuel. This will introduce a crisis never before seen on American soil and it won’t be pretty. A dead dollar will lead to a dead United States and the IRS will at some point stop collecting dollars because those dollars will have no value, just as the US federal government at that time will have zero value as well.

    • WilliamShatnersPants June 27, 2023 at 8:40 pm #

      “Did you know Z , one of the many young global leaders, implemented digital currency in Ukraine?

      Um, not quite, anamriwakaranai. As often appears to be the case around here, certain facts (actual facts) are then warped & spun fitt the required narrative du jour:

      “The war in Ukraine has accelerated the legalisation of cryptocurrency within the country’s financial system. On March 17th the country officially legalised the previously unregulated cryptocurrency market, allowing for crypto exchanges to operate. The sector is proving helpful in funding the country’s defence effort” EIU.com/b>

  33. kBigg June 26, 2023 at 2:40 pm #

    The Prigozhin “coup” was all theater. The whole thing was massive performance art. All of a sudden an agreement is reached and Prigozhin magically gets to go to Belarus and his troops are protected from retaliation? And how long with Priggy stay there? He’ll be back in Russia soon, working with his boss. A real coup involves bloodshed and there was none of that. MY opinion obviously but let’s see how it plays out.

  34. Ed Haskell June 26, 2023 at 2:57 pm #

    Mr. Kunstler,

    “Coup Coo”…Hahahaha! Great title to another great article.


    • anmariwakaranai June 26, 2023 at 7:02 pm #

      Coup coo ka chew…. !

  35. tom75 June 26, 2023 at 3:07 pm #

    Fauci update: Georgetown University has just announced that Dr. Fauci will be a “university professor” — a distinguished title that “recognizes extraordinary achievement in scholarship, teaching and service.”

    Last month they announced that Lori Lightfoot would be a professor at Harvard.

    I’m expecting any moment that one of the Kardashians will be employed as a professor at Yale University, teaching a class called “Armenian skank 101 for all incoming freshman.

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    • Islander June 26, 2023 at 3:14 pm #

      Tom, you are not far off.

      Jacinda Ardern has been given a sinecure of some kind at Harvard.
      Or maybe it is Yale.
      Same diff.

      “WEF Sucking Up and Locking Down 101,” offered by the Harvard Business School.
      Or the Kennedy School.
      Same diff.

    • MaryQueen June 26, 2023 at 10:39 pm #

      It makes sense that these uber-corrupt universities will take on these horribly corrupt monsters, so they can indoctrinate the next generation of monsters.

    • tuco22 June 27, 2023 at 7:34 am #

      What would Lori Lightfoot possibly teach at Harvard?

      • MrMangoOnMyShoulder June 28, 2023 at 9:59 am #


        • Islander June 28, 2023 at 5:15 pm #


  36. Beryl of Oyl June 26, 2023 at 3:45 pm #

    Harvard. RFK Jr. is going to have to do something about that place, as he seems hellbent on honoring his father’s legacy or something.

    I’ve been trying to make a connection between Junior’s big speech on peace and diplomacy the other day, and the subsequent events in Russia, bu I haven’t been able to come up with anything.

  37. Islander June 26, 2023 at 4:56 pm #

    Me, up-thread: “Per Larry Johnson, the Wagner Group was formed by the Russian military, not Prigozhin. ”

    Actually I think it was the GRU, Russian military intel. There were a whole bunch of reasons why they did this, which made sense at the time and actually solved some problems.

    This coup attempt was indeed very serious.
    Prig very likely was influenced by Western propaganda regarding the “weakness” and “disarray” of the Russian govt. Very possibly he was encouraged to think he could take over the MoD, and there would be support for him if he did so. Otherwise why would Prig have felt emboldened actually to “flip” to the other side and start spouting lines of Western propaganda concerning the SMO.

    Mercouris thinks that it is highly unlikely that Prig came up with this plan completely on his own. Especially since none of his top officers were along for the ride. That must have been an unpleasant surprise for Prig. Someone must have planned this with him; possibly Russian intel plants led him on.

    Me: The truth will out eventually, but probably will remain within the Kremlin walls.

    • Night Owl June 26, 2023 at 5:28 pm #

      It was US intel assisting him. IDK how this is even a question.

      This is one of those cases where you don’t even need proof to make this claim initially, as you know that the proof is en route.

      The entire story is so ridiculous it could only be a US intel operation.

      • Mick June 26, 2023 at 7:19 pm #

        Yes, there is/was a video of Priggy spouting the official US/NATO lies as to how this war started. He poo-poo’ed the whole truth that the Ukraine was terrorizing the Russians in the Donbass and that it was going to be a threat to Russia.

        Quite an about-face for a guy who is supposed to be to the right of Putin.

        • Islander June 26, 2023 at 7:38 pm #

          Re “Yes, there is/was a video of Priggy spouting the official US/NATO lies as to how this war started. He pooh-pooh’ed the whole truth that the Ukraine was terrorizing the Russians in the Donbass and that it was going to be a threat to Russia. ”

          Well, I think this is one thing that encouraged a passel of armchair know-it-alls, including a bunch right here at CFN, to conclude that it was all theatre staged by Prig and Putin, basically a joke that I am smart enough to “get.”

          That is kind of what I mean by “Don’t jump to conclusions” and “Don’t be a smart-ass know-it-all,” calling other people idiots and dupes. But some people just can’t help themselves.

          • Mick June 26, 2023 at 8:01 pm #

            Oh shut up you arrogant nanny. My point is that Western Intelligence most likely got to Priggy. Not that Putin and Prig staged anything. But of course, no one knows for sure, and will probably never know.

            I haven’t called one person an idiot. I did call someone way up thread a “moron” for saying that Putin is a “Nazi”.

            Don’t be a “smart ass”? How about you not being a self-righteous prick.

            Now GFY.

          • Islander June 26, 2023 at 9:03 pm #

            Re “I haven’t called one person an idiot.”

            I didn’t say you did.

            Why did you think I was talking about you?

            Calm down, boy.

            Of course no one here can be sure what has really gone down in Russia.
            And anyway, what people here think doesn’t matter, even in the blog world. This is not MoA.

            “Layers of deception.” It is possible that Putin and Prig did plan this. Quite possibly Putin’s mention of “sacrificed” airmen was also a feint of some kind.

            Didn’t the Brits build a whole fake airfield with fake planes in order to fool the Krauts into thinking they had a huge air force ready to go? Wasn’t there a big intel op to make the Krauts think that he Normandy Landing was going to be a different place, or a different day?

            It is not called spy vs. spy for nothing.

            I you are offended by my saying “IMO it is not a good idea to jump to conclusions,” then eff you, bro.

          • MaryQueen June 26, 2023 at 10:41 pm #

            You are the biggest armchair know-it-all here, Islander.

          • Islander June 27, 2023 at 6:32 pm #

            Hysterical, LOL, comical, etc. coming from the biggest long-jumper on this blog.

          • Mick June 27, 2023 at 9:00 pm #


            Well, this reply is 24 hours later, and I don’t know if you’ll see it….

            I do see now that you were not replying to me directly. I misunderstood. So, my apologies for the strong overreaction.

      • Islander June 26, 2023 at 7:32 pm #

        “IDK how this is even a question”

        IMO it is always a good idea not to jump to conclusions.

        • Night Owl June 27, 2023 at 9:28 am #

          Go back and include the context you purposefully removed, and the issue is solved.

      • SpeedyBB June 28, 2023 at 10:22 pm #

        That last sentence is choice, Owly.

        • SpeedyBB June 28, 2023 at 10:23 pm #

          Wow, sorry, that was meant to follow Owl’s “The entire story is so ridiculous it could only be a US intel operation.” Stuff doth jump about in the Comments Section, forsooth.

          • SpeedyBB June 28, 2023 at 10:33 pm #

            In the 1960s I enjoyed a dose of schadenfreude reading of the serial disasters of KGB operatives around the planet. Ignorance, cultural insensitivity and bullheadedness led to their making enormous public blunders – which hit the world press, of course.

            I recall one photo in the Bangkok Post of two grinning Thai cops, looking about fourteen, leading a pair of scowling Russians along to the hoosegow, or maybe just giving them the bum’s rush. Thai police have a thing about cameras: they love to pose with malefactors, all dolled up in their crisp uniforms and looking efficient (whereas they are actually world-class €ffi$hunt).

            What I did not realize at the time was that CIA was not that much better – a paper-shuffling, insulated country club for connected Eastern moneyed brats. Aldrich Ames and Robert Hanssen (who just kicked the bucket) were still in the future.

            As a student of the spooks I’d say that the French and the Israelis are the only ones with half-decent intelligence services.

  38. tom clark June 26, 2023 at 5:39 pm #

    Just finished watching “The Long Emergency” documentary trailer. Too little, too late, I’m afraid, but thanks to Jimbo for stepping up to the plate at almost 75 and giving the ball a smack. Good to be a mentor to the young bucks putting this together as well. If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem, so ’tis said.

  39. messianicdruid June 26, 2023 at 5:48 pm #

    “Finally, I don’t see any way to get over the fact that games are much easier. How long does it take, in a game, before you understand how stuff works and you feel like you know what you’re doing? Minutes for an easy game, and maybe a few weeks for a hard game. In life, even after decades, you’re still unlocking new levels of your own incompetence.”

    Is CFN a game?


  40. Pucker June 26, 2023 at 6:26 pm #

    I wonder who/ what is really running the show? It’s obviously not Joe Biden….

    “ While he hid behind Sihanouk, Pol Pot’s party hid behind the ubiquitous name “Angka,” or “Organization.” It would be two years before the Communist Party of Kampuchea declared itself—another first in communist annals. No other communist party had so totally maintained its wartime secrecy for such a long time after victory. Few other parties, however, were as obsessed with the threat of enemies and the need to protect itself with layers of secrecy. In the first days, this secrecy served the party’s intentions well. Swiftly, Angka prevented an uprising. Soldiers of the defeated army were immediately disarmed.

    The ranking officers of Lon Nol’s army were tricked into giving themselves up to the new authorities and were immediately executed. Secrecy also covered the party’s fear that its ranks were too small to control the population. There were relatively few communist cadre and soldiers, not enough to openly control Cambodia in April 1975.

    The army numbered 68,000, and the party 14,000 members. The secrecy and mystery of Angka multiplied its image of omnipotence while the leaders bought time to figure out what to do in the next stage of revolution and how to exercise power. Contact even within the party was kept to a minimum to ensure no one knew too much. Proper identities were regularly hidden behind noms de guerre.

    Cambodians outside the party or the army were left wholly in the dark, especially those who had been forced out of Phnom Penh. The people in the city knew only of Angka, powerful and clever enough to have tricked them all into leaving their homes and then cruelly confined them to shabby shelters in the countryside.

    They thought the evacuation a heartless, bold plan of a powerful Angka. It was in fact an act of desperation by a party that had too few members and too many fears. And the city was at the core of those fears.”

    “When the War was Over”, Elizabeth Becker

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    • Pucker June 26, 2023 at 6:37 pm #

      Who’s more Afraid? The People, or the “Leaders”?

  41. Night Owl June 26, 2023 at 6:34 pm #

    “45-year-old Rapper ‘Big Pokey’ (Milton Powell) ‘died suddenly’ mid performance during a Juneteenth-theme show in Texas.”


    Another one down. Like a ton of bricks.

    • Mick June 26, 2023 at 7:27 pm #

      I’m surprised that platform didn’t collapse under his weight.

      I can see why he had to “nigga up” his name. Milton Powell is very white, in a gay kinda way.

    • Pucker June 26, 2023 at 7:58 pm #

      Is “Big Pokey” his Nom de Guerre?

      How come “They” all have to have a “Nom de Guerre”?

      “They” all love “Secrecy” and “War”?

      So, Evil loves “Secrecy” and “War”?

      Evil hates “Transparency” and “Peace”?

      “45-year-old Rapper ‘Big Pokey’ (Milton Powell) ‘died suddenly’ mid performance during a Juneteenth-theme show in Texas.”

  42. tucsonspur June 26, 2023 at 7:03 pm #

    Things are looking bad for you TS.

    ‘All chip and no shoulder.’ NO.

    That’s TS property, Night Gnat

    For years that’s how I often responded to your insults, why steal it from me? Is your mind that unfruitful? You have often put me in the ‘Redneck Liberal’ and the neocon camp, while nothing could be further from the truth, as I’ve said before.

    You are not only a liar, but an uncreative one at that.

    You’re all tail and no cock. (This one is borrowed)

    • Night Owl June 27, 2023 at 4:22 am #

      Triggered hard.

      All chip and no shoulder = heard so often it became a part of you.

      Human psychology.


  43. tucsonspur June 26, 2023 at 7:21 pm #

    Interesting comments on Russia, but nobody really has a firm grip on the handle of conjecture.

    I go with a Prigozhin protest. Some comments:

    “The fact that it happened is already a great problem for Putin altogether,” said The New School professor Nina Khruschcheva.

    The great-granddaughter of former Soviet leader Nikita Khruschev said “The future is unknown.”

    “It’s a can of worms that Putin himself opened.”

    Russian Chess Grand Master and Human Rights Foundation Chairman Garry Kasparov shared his thoughts on Putin.

    “Putin’s speech was a pathetic spectacle reflecting the weakness exhibited during Prigozhin’s mutiny,” Kasparov said. “In a mafia state where the threat of violence determines everything, he has lost that monopoly and is temporizing.”

    Kasparov said Putin was used to saying everything without judgment or accountability, which could now be in question.

    “Putin tells his elites they have a good thing going. When things go poorly, he says he’s still the only way back to good times. They will choose their lives and fortunes over him.”

    My statement in February- March 2022 still holds. Putin stepped in it.

    And again I ask, will Biden outlast Putin? Yes, go ahead, the arrowheads of ridicule from the unimaginative have yet to draw this New Yorker’s blood.

    • Islander June 26, 2023 at 9:14 pm #

      I take what Kasparov says with a grain of salt.

      He is a well-known Putin hater and Atlanticist.

      • tucsonspur June 26, 2023 at 9:45 pm #

        So, being for the West is a bad thing? He’s a Putin hater for good reason.

        You’re for whom? Russia, China, Iran, NK, anyone who is our enemy?

        • Night Owl June 27, 2023 at 4:23 am #

          You sound vaccinated, bro.

          • Mick June 27, 2023 at 9:01 pm #


        • Woodchuck June 27, 2023 at 7:55 am #

          I’ve still got some hope for you tucson. Sometime you may yet stop watching and believing mainstream fake media. As for our enemies, the only real enemy of the USA is itself. The rest of the world has moved on and is interested in enjoying life and having sucessful international trade relationships. the sort of stuff that appeals to sane and ordinary people. The USA now has the combined mentality of an entitled high school bully and a confused and suicidal high school girl. There are no adults here that are in charge anymore.

          • tucsonspur June 27, 2023 at 9:01 pm #

            Well, gee thanks, W. I watch Fox news, is that fake also? Maybe some of it is.

            Haven’t you read my posts depicting the evils of the Obama-Biden machine? I know that we’re a nation in trouble both internally and externally.

            Don’t be influenced by people who try to make me into something I’m not.

          • Woodchuck June 28, 2023 at 8:43 pm #

            “I watch Fox news, is that fake also?”

            Yes and no. After Carlson left there was no more reliable reporting or opinions on the war in Ukraine. This war is basically a neocon operation, they’ve had their sights on getting even with Russia ever since the Russian Soviets put an end to Trotsky in Mexico. It was rather gruesome, it was done with an ice pick.

        • Islander June 28, 2023 at 5:18 pm #

          TS: I am for the truth.

    • MaryQueen June 27, 2023 at 9:48 am #

      “nobody really has a handle” – except you, right?


      An oversized ego in a pint-sized manlet.

      • Paula D June 27, 2023 at 11:16 am #

        LOL, that’s a good description.

  44. Gypsy June 26, 2023 at 8:18 pm #

    My take on the “Russian Rebellion” is a lot different from your’s James. Putin and Prigozhin are life-time friends. They must have been celebrating the Big Win in Bachmut one afternoon when they got a call from Lukashenko; the president of Belarus. Lukashenko feels like NATO is eventually headed against Belarus and tells Putin ~ look Brother: the situation is gonna get GRIM around here, but Unlike YOU ~ I don’t HAVE a great general like Prigozhin that my Army would follow when it “hits the fan.”

    Putin and Prigozhin give Lukashenko one of those classic “Cossack Smiles” that he can see on the Video Call. Putin gives Pergy the “I know exactly what you’re thinking” looks and they both say, at the same time, “let’s do it !!!”

    Lukashenko needs a Hero that his Army would follow through The Gates of Hell ~ while Putin and Prigozhin are having their “let’s Fu*k with The West” moment. They hatched up the Rebellion Plan and …… that’s it. Now Belarus has a General. All this will come out after the war.

    • Islander June 26, 2023 at 9:11 pm #


      you could be right. But is Prig really a “general”?

      Info I have seen is that he is a common garden variety oligarch businessman who made a lot of money with catering, and got army contracts with that business. The mercs are just a business for him.

      • BackRowHeckler June 28, 2023 at 6:57 am #

        The guy is a caterer? Does he have any military training at the Staff or Command level? Has he even gone thru basic training?

        • Islander June 28, 2023 at 5:16 pm #

          Yes (got started selling grocieries on the streets of Leningrad).

  45. JohnAZ June 26, 2023 at 8:33 pm #

    Should the office of Attorney General be renamed

    Grand Consiglieri?

    Mc Cartney indicated that our Grand Consiglieri might be impeached.

    He is one of a hundred liberals that are guarding the six of the Biden Mob. But his removal could shake up the nest of vipers.

    It is interesting, IMHO, that the two folks that could rip open Biden’s gut identify as Democrats.

    Again, IMHO, the only way out of the Uniparty mess we find ourselves in is the creation of a third party with the Trump horde as its initial backers.

    Even without Trump, comprised of centrists from both sides enough to make a majority.

    Stupidification of the populace has made the Uniparty autocracy a credible future for the country. Trump cannot overcome the stupidity of people that elect Schiffs, Pelosis, Schumers or Nadlers. They are not funny jokes of politicians.

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    • tucsonspur June 26, 2023 at 8:45 pm #


      That stupidification to me means no popular vote win for Republicans in the near future. They must take the electoral college which Dems want to destroy.

      The two?

      • tucsonspur June 26, 2023 at 8:48 pm #

        I know you weren’t thinking Beatles, right?

      • tuco22 June 27, 2023 at 7:08 am #

        Frankly, I don’t see a win for republicans in the future period. For any election. The material just isn’t there. The will just isn’t there. All that’s there is the desire to have their house on the lake and live la dolce vita. That’s it. Personal enrichment. That’s what they’re there for. And most of the lemmings don’t care.

        • MaryQueen June 27, 2023 at 9:51 am #

          That’s patently obvious to me, as well.

          It’s that time when the empire is collapsing and the carpetbaggers are there to scrape up the crumbs.

      • Night Owl June 27, 2023 at 9:30 am #

        The word is stupification, my vaccinated neocon friend.

        • Islander June 27, 2023 at 1:25 pm #

          Is that an alternate spelling of stupefation, from stupefy?

          • Islander June 27, 2023 at 1:25 pm #

            Oops, stupefaction.

  46. messianicdruid June 26, 2023 at 8:42 pm #

    “Trump cannot overcome the stupidity of people that elect…” so and so

    What’s worse they REelect them! Over and over – for decades!

    • messianicdruid June 26, 2023 at 9:22 pm #

      Said another way:

      “Only 18% of voters approve of Congress, but members of Congress seeking reelection have a 95% success rate. It takes real stupidity to blame anyone other than ourselves.”

      • MaryQueen June 27, 2023 at 9:52 am #

        The good news is, voting doesn’t matter, so it doesn’t really hinge up on what the stupid people do.

        • messianicdruid June 27, 2023 at 4:57 pm #

          How diplomatic of you. Thanks for giving me pause to consider my policy of giving anyone one chance. I think public office is a privilege and should therefore be passed among the citizens of public record.

          These matters seem in abeyance at least to a few.

          • MaryQueen June 27, 2023 at 7:59 pm #

            Just telling you how it is, which is not as you wish it to be. Of course, we would all wish it to be fair but that’s just not the case.

      • Not_GeorgeT June 29, 2023 at 7:21 am #

        Constituent Services.

        The politician is the frontman.

        The staff provide constituent services.

        (Good wages with no heavy lifting)

        Need help navigating the federal or state bureaucracy? Your ‘elected’ representative has the constituent services infrastructure to solve your problem, resolve your issue, … put it any way you want.

        “Only 18% of voters approve of Congress, but members of Congress seeking reelection have a 95% success rate. ” that’s constituent services at work.

        When ‘election time’ rolls around it’s also payback time.

        Add in rigged elections to complete the process. An insurance policy of sorts.

  47. The Man They Call Zazelle June 26, 2023 at 9:33 pm #

    Dubai Is A Parody Of The 21st Century


    “The worst of urban planning and capitalism, plus some slavery for good measure. Welcome to Dubai, everyone.”

  48. Pucker June 26, 2023 at 9:57 pm #

    I wonder how much “They” paid to the head of the Vodka Group, “Prick-Goes-In”?

    “ In the first stage the Khmer Rouge set out to kill the hierarchy of the regime they had defeated. They believed these people would be active enemies of their regime, and they began murdering them on the day of victory.

    As soon as the Khmer Rouge took over Phnom Penh they broadcast over national radio a request for all army officers and top government officials to report to the ministry of information—no absences or exceptions would be tolerated. On that first day, innocent of what was planned, most officers and officials heeded the call. The military officers were sent to the city’s Monoram Hotel, where they were told to write out their “biographies,” or life histories, a standard request in most communist countries when taking suspected “enemies” into custody.

    These officers wrote out their stories and established their bona fides as “traitors” in the eyes of the Khmer Rouge. They were taken out and murdered. Many were executed at the city’s Olympic Stadium, the large sports arena built by Sihanouk. The very top political figures were reportedly murdered at the Cercle Sportif athletic club, the French-built haunt of the elite near the city’s Wat Phnom, beheaded on the tennis courts. Lon Nol was not among them. He had left the country before the defeat, bowing to American and Cambodian pressure.

    The Americans and most of the remaining Cambodian government had hoped that if Lon Nol departed there was a chance to negotiate an end to the war with the Khmer Rouge and form a coalition government. Lon Nol was given $1 million to get out of the way.“

    “When the War was Over”, Elizabeth Becker

    • SoftStarLight June 27, 2023 at 2:40 am #

      Lol, good question. What are your thoughts on the differences in the way Vladimir Putin handles his political opponents versus that of Pol Pot? For some reason an individual named Pol Pot strikes an image in my mind of an obese, perhaps morbidly so, personage. Pol Pot became a fatling for the Khmer Rouge. The description isn’t perfect, but hey, poetic license. Do you really think he just died in his sleep?

  49. Pucker June 26, 2023 at 10:31 pm #

    Where are we with the “All Cause Morality Numbers”?

    “On April 19 the Khmer Rouge ordered all these officers to surrender at an appointed hour and place. Again the officers were asked to explain in detail who they were, and once that was completed they were asked to assemble again. This time they were to wear their finest dress uniforms, with medals and decorations.

    They were told they were going to Phnom Penh to greet Prince Sihanouk, who was returning from Beijing. The officers did as they were told and were bundled into six trucks. The trucks drove off in the direction of Phnom Penh led by a jeep and a Land Rover filled with Khmer Rouge soldiers and followed by a truck carrying more Khmer Rouge soldiers. At a crossroad not far from Battambang, the caravan pulled off the main highway and stopped. The officers were told to climb out and stretch for a rest period. As soon as they were all out, the trucks sped away. Khmer Rouge soldiers stepped out from the forest. For fifteen minutes the unarmed officers stared at their executioners. Then the Khmer Rouge opened fire and all but four of the men were killed.

    Later that same day the noncommissioned officers who had surrendered at Battambang were piled into ten trucks and told they were being transferred to a nearby camp where they would be retrained as revolutionaries. Instead, they were pulled off the road just north of the city and gunned down. That afternoon, with all the major executions in Phnom Penh and Battambang completed, Pol Pot made his entrance into Phnom Penh.

    These executions were carried out with all of the hallmarks of the Khmer Rouge. There were no pretenses of justice, no show trials, no people’s juries. Instead, they were lured to their death by trickery and deception. They were killed in the shadows. The Khmer Rouge did not want the executions made public. They hid the deaths from the people and denied them if asked.”

    “When The War Was Over”, Elizabeth Becker

    • SoftStarLight June 27, 2023 at 2:26 am #

      I propose a different book title for this tale. When Autism Meets Psychopathy. Presumably you meant to say “All Cause Mortality Numbers”? Quite honestly i’ve somewhat lost touch with that particular living thread narrative as I have been somewhat swept up in the coming digital currency prison hellscape narrative. And also concerns around a looming nuclear holocaust. Other than that i’m good. So you want to talk numbers? Hit me.

      • Pucker June 27, 2023 at 7:25 am #

        “The Angka has eyes like a pineapple and is always right.”

        This Khmer Rouge era refrain must have made perfect sense to the illiterate Cambodian peasants?

        In the “Collective West” now, a kid choosing his/own own unique “Identity”, including identifying oneself as an animal, such as a dog or a cat, seems to make perfect sense to many people?

        • SoftStarLight June 27, 2023 at 12:16 pm #

          Hmm. Such good and engaging questions. You know, its likely that a portion of the “collective” believe, at least to some extent, what they are being told by authorities, or Angkas with pineapple eyes :-). No matter what that may be. So they can be convinced at some level that the state is an omniscient spidery being filled with eyes or that they are dogs and cats trapped in hominin bodies. Concomitantly there is another substantial chunk of the collective that will simply go along to get along, and yet another significant chunk that will disbelieve, question and counter.

  50. SoftStarLight June 27, 2023 at 1:57 am #

    Priggy, lol. Priggy is a piggy. That one made me chuckle. and snicker.

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  51. SoftStarLight June 27, 2023 at 2:12 am #

    If you’re going to take Vienna then take Vienna. People certainly don’t have time for a coup loser. Not the way that this all unwound. My understanding is that Prigozhin is quite popular within Russia. But so is Putin. And the failed hours long rebellion has instigated a circling of the wagons if you will around Putin. Putin’s brow ridge is much more predominate compared to Prigozhin’s as well so I’m afraid the story is essentially settled here. As much as it can be in the East. I hope the warmongers in Washington and London and Brussels are bathing in disappointments. Zelensky is a menace. I always get a feeling of how dare you every time he speaks. I’m convinced the overlords enjoy torturing us with Zelensky’s presence. Karma is a bitch.

    • tucsonspur June 27, 2023 at 3:19 am #

      I’ll take Vienna any day of the week, it is such a lovely city. I’ve often dreamt of solving the Riemann hypothesis while sipping Viennese coffee and devouring a delectable pastry with the sun dappling the Danube.

      Does Putin’s prominent brow ridge mean he’s more like a gorilla? What else can you discern from his phrenology? Does he have a numb skull? Lol!

      • Night Owl June 27, 2023 at 4:27 am #

        The image shatters once you open your mouth and attempt to order a coffee and pastry in German.

        Your white socks and sports attire adding to the comedic effect.

        International chip.

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      • SoftStarLight June 27, 2023 at 12:40 pm #

        I love when you wax poetic tucson. Why should we be excluded from the luxuries of Vienna, right. I’ll leave you to the math theories but am certainly always interested in learning something new so hypothesize away.

        So the phrenology of the brow ridge is very important. A predominate brow ridge is indicative of a high level of individuation. Pronounced individuality is a characteristic of leaders. Of course this doesn’t speak to the entire story or ultimately the choices anyone makes or the consequences thereof.

        • Night Owl June 27, 2023 at 4:59 pm #

          There is no dappling. The Danube is half a kilometer wide in most places. One either bakes in the sun of freezes their ass off.

          Tucson has never left his Arizona bathhouse.

  52. BackRowHeckler June 27, 2023 at 3:47 am #

    Huh, 3 elderly people in Newton, Mass. carved up inside their home while getting ready for church ~ it looks like the deed was done by a distinguished Community Member while in the process of carrying out a George Floyd style home invasion. One of the victims was a 97 yo woman, who might have been the one stabbed 42x.

    Newton is a big lefty stronghold, but sometimes reality comes a calling. Already, the Boston media is warning people about “Perpetuating Stereotypes”. In this case facts themselves seem to be racist. Reality itself is racist, so the best thing to do stick your head up your ass and switch to an alternate reality.

    • tuco22 June 27, 2023 at 7:03 am #

      Was he after anything in particular, or was it just a boring day and he was looking for something to do?

    • tuco22 June 27, 2023 at 7:05 am #

      God, no. We wouldn’t want to perpetuate any stereotypes. But I don’t know of any white men who would carve up 3 elderly black people getting ready for church.

    • MaryQueen June 27, 2023 at 9:56 am #

      Wait, the MSM hasn’t already come out screaming “WHITE SUPREMACISTS!!”?

      Even before knowing who did it?

      That is a head-shaker.

    • elysianfield June 27, 2023 at 11:50 am #

      Your posts, of late, seem to have developed an edge. Are you reaching, what can euphemistically be called “Community Member overload”?

    • SoftStarLight June 27, 2023 at 12:44 pm #


  53. Night Owl June 27, 2023 at 9:18 am #

    “The Wikipedia page for the Sabin Vaccine Institute (associated with Bill Gates, Peter Hotez, and Fauci) says that months prior to the Covid pandemic they discussed a need to “blow up the system” to bypass regulations for mRNA vaccines.”



    • MaryQueen June 27, 2023 at 9:58 am #

      Also, “make influenza sexy” stands out.

      What a bunch of fucking ghouls.

      They need to hang.

    • SoftStarLight June 27, 2023 at 12:49 pm #

      Well it looks like the clowns were successful in blowing up the system though. Guess it is still up in the air as to whether all the pieces will fall into place as planned or not?

  54. stelmosfire June 27, 2023 at 10:29 am #

    If I kill a Bald Eagle I am subject to a fine of up to $100,000 1st offense. A corporation can be fined up to $250,000 1st offense and $500,000 2nd offense.

    From an AP article:
    Dozens of permits approved or pending would allow roughly 6,000 eagles to be killed over several decades, government documents show. Most permits are for wind farms,

    I would be a criminal but hey, wind farms are cool with it.

    • JohnAZ June 27, 2023 at 11:13 am #

      Sounds like Trump vs. the Mob.

    • BackRowHeckler June 27, 2023 at 11:23 am #

      Forget about wind farms. The main manufacturer of wind turbines, a German/Spanish company called Siemens, has gone toes up. The reason: the turbines already deployed are so fragile, and required so much warranty work, that the company got dragged down. Wind turbines are unreliable, specially the offshore turbines. The marine environment just tears them up. It was a grift since day 1. Anybody who has worked on a ship knows what careful maintenance it takes to keep the vessel seaworthy.

      As far as solar power goes, we haven’t had a full day of sun in about 3 weeks; overcast every day, that’s the weather pattern we are in. If we were relying strictly on solar to keep the lights on and the food refrigerated we would be f#kkd right now. Solar is a grift too.

      • Islander June 27, 2023 at 1:30 pm #

        I can easily imagine these things just tearing themselves apart in a hurricane.

        • messianicdruid June 27, 2023 at 5:07 pm #

          No tornados around here lately but I have seen 4 blades torn off around us by straight line winds of 70 to 80 mph. Three still not repaired.

      • beantownbill. June 27, 2023 at 2:02 pm #

        Marlin, solar as it is used now is a grift, as you say. However, that doesn’t go for solar power satellites. They can be placed in the correct orbit to face the sun, converted to electricity or microwaves or other electromagnetic energy and beamed down to Earth. I recently read that some science group had made a big technical advance in this area, so it may work out in the relatively near future. If it happens, that would solve all our energy problems essentially forever.

        Even today’s type of solar could be useful if a proper storage battery could be developed. I get very suspicious that it hasn’t yet (or has it?). We’ve made computers which are so powerful that we’re on the cusp of creating self-aware AI, yet we haven’t progressed that much in energy storage? Hmm, makes we wonder.

        • BackRowHeckler June 27, 2023 at 4:57 pm #

          Bill, solar as it is currently offered does seem to work in that you can bolt a few panels to your house and get electricity out of it. But what were being sold — that a city like Boston or NY can be powered up with solar panels — is delusional. But that’s what they want us to believe.

          • Islander June 27, 2023 at 6:41 pm #

            I would like to see a discussion of solar electric DC power vs. AC.

            If you are off the grid in your house, with solar panels supplying power to batteries and hence to your house wiring, isn’t that DC power?

            Isn’t the grid AC power?

            Is this issue relevant to the potential role of renewables ?

          • Islander June 27, 2023 at 6:42 pm #

            That should be “thence to your house wiring.”

          • Anthea June 28, 2023 at 9:51 am #

            @ Islander:

            The viability of solar power is a pretty big discussion, and, to be honest, I don’t know all that much about it. You might check out Karl Denninger’s recent post on tickerforum, where this gets discussed in a lot of practical and economic detail.

            Re DC versus AC, that an interesting question. Many years ago, I had a friend who worked at a kind of “luxury truck stop.” At one point, her car broke down and I picked her up at work for a week or so. Sometimes I had to wait for her, so I spent the time browsing the truck stop’s offerings. These were amazing.

            Over-the-road truckers live on the road and often have a tiny living/sleeping space in their trucks.

            The truck stop carried a large selection of kitchen appliances that would run on DC current. I can no longer remember most of them, as much time has passed since then, but as best I can recall, you could set up a pretty complete kitchen right in your truck, including things like a refrigerator and coffee maker–all of which would run on DC current generated by the truck battery. You could (and doubtless still can) buy lights that run on DC. The interior and exterior lights on your car run on DC. There is no reason why you couldn’t use lighting and appliances in your home, which would run on DC. Since I would assume that converting DC to AC involves a degree of energy loss, using straight-up DC is probably more efficient. (There may be a downside to this that I don’t know about.)

            Also, many years ago, before they came out with high quality battery-powered power tools, people sometimes ran their power tools off of a car battery (plus inverter), if they were working in an area where there was no electricity.

          • Anthea June 28, 2023 at 9:55 am #

            @ Islander:

            As it is, any normal solar power source involves the use of an inverter, which changes the DC current from the solar panels to AC house current. If you want to run something, such as a power drill, off your car battery, you have to buy an inverter at Walmart, which will convert the DC current from your car to AC current, to which you can plug in your drill.

          • Islander June 28, 2023 at 5:26 pm #


            Just came back here. Interesting info.

            I wonder why the inverter is necessary.

            Are those appliances designed to run on AC, so you need an inverter?

            A flashlight runs on battery power and does not require an inverter.

            I think that AC (invented by Tesla) was needed in order to create an actual electricity grid. Edison was a proponentn of DC power. He must have thought a city could be run on DC. Probably a quick trip to Wiki could sort this out.

            I do find it noteworthy that (as I believe to be the case) people who install solar panels are required to hitch them up to the grid (AC).

            People living on boats also use little turbines and solar panels.

            When people first learned about generating electric power from water power, the owners of many small mills in Pennsylvania converted them to generate electricity.

            jAfter Hurricane Sandy, a lot of New Yorkers rode stationary bicycles to generate power for people to charge up their phones.

            It seems to me like there is a lot more about “home-grown” electricity to be learned.

          • Anthea June 29, 2023 at 1:45 am #

            @ Islander:

            “Are those appliances designed to run on AC, so you need an inverter?”

            That was the point I was trying to make. All sorts of appliances (and lighting) that will run on DC is available, and they have been for a long time.

            If I were outfitting a little cabin for a bug-out location and wanted to use solar power, I would at least look into setting it up to run on DC. As I said, there may be a downside to this that I don’t know about. But I’d still look into it.

          • Anthea June 29, 2023 at 1:59 am #

            I once had a conversion van with a small TV in it. I assume it ran on DC. If you think about it, everything in your car runs on DC, including your radio and whatever else.

            I would be curious to know if your car’s phone charger runs on DC. Seems to me it would have to be converted to AC….

            Welp, I just googled this and apparently all phone chargers charge with DC: “Batteries of mobile phones are charged DC (Direct Current) only. Because AC (alternating current) comes out of your plug sockets a phone charger converts AC into DC which is then used to charge your phone.” httpX://www.phone-chargers.net/questions/are-phone-chargers-ac-or-dc/

          • Islander June 29, 2023 at 1:02 pm #

            So, to repeat, a phone charger converts wall/grid power to DC.

            Food for thought . . .

            So, does this mean that wind turbines generate DC, which can go into a battery, but needs to be converted to AC to go into the grid?

            Google gives this answer (among others):

            “The generator in wind turbines produces Alternating Current (AC) electricity. Some turbines convert this AC electricity to Direct Current (DC) with a rectifier, and then back to AC using an inverter. The purpose of this, is so the frequency and phase of the electricity is in line with that supplied by the grid.”

    • Islander June 27, 2023 at 12:30 pm #

      IT’s the same deal with North Atlantic right whales, whose numbers are down to ca. 350 (at best).

      Wind companies have been “given” a certain number of “takings” of these endangered individuals. who forage around the same waters where the gigantic towers are to be installed.

      It is ghastly.

      • stelmosfire June 27, 2023 at 1:05 pm #

        Wind farms good, lobster fisherman bad. At least the lobstermen won their appeal recently.

  55. Amman June 27, 2023 at 10:41 am #

    “Which leaves us to wonder whether our Intel Community may have stirred up the Russia coup as just another distraction from its own Biden-linked crimes against this nation.”

    Maybe a distraction by some clique high up in there somewhere. Because the “intel community” is huge.

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  56. JohnAZ June 27, 2023 at 10:54 am #


    It is the nature of the beast that for every pro there is a con. The most logical of theses will have anti theses folks to oppose it. It matters not what is being debated, there will be opposition. Competition? Ethnocentrism? Or just plain “Not invented here “ syndrome?

    The way a society handles this situation sets the tone for the government. Tolerance of opposition makes a society democratic. Intolerance of opposing viewpoints brings on autocracy of one man dictatorship.

    The mystery is the tolerance of Joe Average to opposing factions. Most, the majority of people, maybe 80% do not give a damn about most theses and just want to be left alone. But, when something pisses them off, they want to be heard.

    Our founding fathers hated the way George the 3rd fostered autocratic rule. So our Constitution and Bill of Rights guarantee the rights of anyone to be heard. It does not give the government the right to limit dissent. Limiting dissent will invariably lead to rebellion.

    It leads us to today, fellow MAGA folks. Like everything else, the autocratic Left wants to throttle opposing viewpoints in their insane drive for power. They are winning with the growing gimme nation that has emerged, actually been created.

    MAGA, think about that acronym. Make America Great Again.

    Now think about people like Pelosi or Nadler, people who hate MAGA, Biden too.

    What do they really hate?

    • SoftStarLight June 27, 2023 at 12:58 pm #

      They hate you and me. And I hate them. Part of the problem is that America has simply gotten too big for its britches. I know how much you hate ethnocentrism and in-group preference however these preferences are actually ingredients in the glue of social cohesion. And that is the problem in modern “America”. There is no social cohesion because there are too many different types of people trying to be represented under one banner. This has never worked and never will work with humans. Humans gravitate toward sameness. Whether they want to or not. So that is why societies develop averages, medians, etc. There is my math thought for the day. Pelosi, Nadler, and Biden may as well be from Fatu-Hiva as far as I’m concerned. I have nothing in common with them, neither they with me and I despise them and theirs and they equally despise me and mine. Why should we live under the same flag in the same “country”?

      • messianicdruid June 27, 2023 at 5:12 pm #

        Lines on maps are often changed. Topography happens.

  57. JohnAZ June 27, 2023 at 11:12 am #

    That “revolt” in Russia is confusing.

    The MSM and MIC in the US want us to believe it was a rebellion of one megalomaniac against another.


    Number two certainly did not make much of a fuss. Putin hold a presser, down he caves, and goes to Belarus, hmmm?

    Then he says, I am pissed at the ineptitude of the rest of the Russian Army and their attitude towards my mercenaries because they outperform the Regulars. I am after the Russian “ Pentagon”.

    Tell you what, if I was Putin, I would scoop this guy up, give him control of the entire theater in Ukraine, and let him become another Patton. Remember too how Patton was handled by the MIC politicians here.

    Lincoln faced the same conundrum of non performance and installed a warrior, US Grant, the rest is history. Eisenhower, the same after D day and put Patton in charge of the Third Army, again the rest is history.

    If Putin can get his ego out of the way and promote a warrior to run Ukraine, NATO and the US Left will just go away.

    I think it is criminal how the East Coast Leftist Mob, West Coast too, have made the patriotic folks here hate our government so much they are rooting for Russia against the Globalist WEF.

    • Islander June 27, 2023 at 1:47 pm #

      I don’t think Yevgeny Viktorovich Prighozhin is a general by any stretch of the imagination.

      Not taking Wiki as gospel, but there are some interesting nuggets in here:


      He looks to me like a total opportunist, frankly.

      Not someone one could trust. But perhaps someone whom you could use, if you had a broader view.

      Who’s zoomin’ who?

      Recently I read an overview of Putin’s relationship with oligarchs, including Prig, that seems possible: Namely, that after the collapse of the USSR and the rape of the 1990s, the Russian economy and admin were is such bad shape that there were very few people around with any useful experience, to get anything done. And the guys who became oligarchs, or were already oligarchs, were the only ones who could actually get anything done.

      It is just a theory.
      But I must say that I witnessed something similar in Czechoslovakia in 1991–92. The “good guys” who took over did not have the experience to actually run things, because they had been denied positions in various hierarchies during the Soviet era and consequently had not been able to rise through the ranks and learn on the way. And I think the same kind of thing occurred in post-WW2 Germany.

      I certainly hope to get to see Dmitir Orlov’s analysis of the current situ.

      • Disaffected June 27, 2023 at 3:51 pm #

        Orlov’s take is largely the same. Priggy is first and foremast a business man and not a military general at all. In addition to being a little nutty – possibly genuinely crazy – he has a huge ego and taste for money and power, so Putin dissolving his merry little band of temporarily useful renegades hit him on both fronts. He doesn’t say this, but I’m sure the five eyes boys had something to do with this as well, if only to offer encouragement and support for his antics, as it’s been a PR bonanza for the west, who at this point need all the good news they can get, if only to keep the money flowing. And let’s face it, PR is just about the only thing the knuckleheads in DC and Brussels have going for them these days at all. That and the apparent apathy of their respective voting publics.

      • Disaffected June 27, 2023 at 4:05 pm #

        Orlov’s latest, The Stupidest Revolt in History is up on Boosty if you’re a subscriber. Looks like Lukashenko and Belarus might have some use for Priggy’s brand of over-the-top nuttiness, for the time being at least; private armies offering some limited advantages in such places.

        • BackRowHeckler June 27, 2023 at 4:49 pm #

          Piggy, the Wagner Division, & a battery of nuclear weapons are all headed for Belarus at the same time … maybe on the same train, who knows?

          • Jarek June 28, 2023 at 12:44 am #

            That nutcase has nuclear weapons? That really sucks.

        • Night Owl June 27, 2023 at 4:53 pm #

          Good title.

          The narrative was so stupid that only neocons could come up with it.

        • Islander June 27, 2023 at 6:51 pm #

          I am not a subscriber to Boosty. Perhaps Orlov’s piece will be anthologized elsewhere.

          Meanwhile, I recommend this interview of Judge Napolitano with Alistair Crooke. The latter is a brilliant and thoughtful analyst, who writes at Strategic-culture.org.


          Top commenters at MoA such as Karlof1 seem to be tending toward the view that it was a Russian psy-op.

          Plenty of questions still.
          There is some discussion at MoA of whether any Russian airmen actually did die.

  58. Paula D June 27, 2023 at 11:23 am #

    When I turned on my computer this morning, the “news” was pushed on me, as usual.

    One item was a Princeton study predicting how the upcoming nuclear war would go.

    It turns out that the brilliant minds at Princeton think that the upcoming nuclear war (started by Russia, of course), will be confined to Russia and Europe.
    Boy, it’s going to be bad for them! Millions will be killed (they had the exact numbers, but I forget now). Sucks to be them.

    If this is how our rulers think, we are in deep trouble.

    • SoftStarLight June 27, 2023 at 1:03 pm #

      Their good with millions of Americans dying as well. They won’t per se disclose that to the cattle but there you go.

      • Paula D June 27, 2023 at 8:25 pm #

        Yeah, our owners are fine with it. Not so sure the think tank denizens are in on that plan, though.

        They seem to like their ”You and him fight over there, nuke each other, and die off” plan that doesn’t involve them.

    • MaryQueen June 27, 2023 at 9:54 pm #

      They seem to be getting exponentially more stupid. Sure, Russia will nuke Europe. Good lord.

  59. Prospero June 27, 2023 at 12:11 pm #

    Has Biden’s mental deterioration gotten so bad that he actually admitted to his treasonous activity? At one point during a meeting last Friday, where Biden met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and various Big Tech CEOs, Biden uttered this bizarre remark:

    “I was just thanking the — anyway, I started off without you, and I sold a lot of state secrets and a lot of very important things that we shared…,”

    Biden was mumbling and it was unclear to whom he was speaking. This is a very hot internet item right now.

    • SoftStarLight June 27, 2023 at 1:06 pm #

      Like he openly admitted prior to the 2020 election that they (presumably the DNC machine?) had set up the most extensive and inclusive voter fraud organization in history.

      • Prospero June 27, 2023 at 4:39 pm #

        I had forgotten about that one. It looks like the next plandemic will be launched in 2024 so that the most extensive and inclusive voter fraud organization in history can work its magic once again. Perhaps anonymous voting apps will be added to the rigged voting machines and mail in ballots.

        • Night Owl June 27, 2023 at 4:47 pm #

          “Most extensive and inclusive voter fraud organization in history can work its magic once again”

          On that note, did you see Biden’s most recent slip up about getting rich by selling state secrets?

          The dementia is wonderful. Pedo Joe has no filter.

  60. elysianfield June 27, 2023 at 1:22 pm #

    If I am to have my tongue ripped out by demons for quoting the Bible, what’s gonna happen to this guy”


    Yeah, and the Pope seems to abide….

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    • stelmosfire June 27, 2023 at 1:47 pm #

      What a world, heh? Also invited was the director of the classic films, “Nine Lives of a Wet Pussy” and “Driller Killer”. I’m disappointed I caught neither one of those films when they were up for the Oscar.

    • BackRowHeckler June 27, 2023 at 5:04 pm #

      Mapplethorpe is still alive?

      • stelmosfire June 27, 2023 at 5:10 pm #

        Some director named Abel Ferrara. One of the Pope’s favorite film makers. Driller Killer sounds like a classic. A dark urban film about an artist (played by Ferrara himself) who goes on a killing spree with a power drill.

        • BackRowHeckler June 27, 2023 at 6:46 pm #

          A power drill? Must be portable, a battery operated drill.

        • Anthea June 28, 2023 at 10:23 am #

          Many years ago (I think about 25 years ago) there was a grisly murder at a house a few blocks from me, where the killer tied up his victim and sliced him up with a circular saw. (The girlfriend, also tied up, witnessed the whole thing.) I am told that local cops lost their lunch at the scene.

          This was a drug-related killing, and the victim was a notorioius drug dealer. The house was taken through civil asset forteiture and sold on the courthouse steps for $1,700. It was a nice house, probably about 1,200 square feet, on a lake frontage.

          Since you are not allowed to enter a drug house for two years after the sale, the investor who bought it had to wait two years to commence the rehab, but he subsequently sold it for $70,000. After a few years, the house was foreclosed on, and a friend of mine bought it for her daughter for $32,500.

    • Jarek June 28, 2023 at 12:46 am #

      He’s not the real Pope. How could he be, hating the Church with a passion?

    • Anthea June 29, 2023 at 9:15 pm #

      Most Catholics–at least all the ones that I know–think Pope Francis is the Antipope.

  61. Night Owl June 27, 2023 at 5:34 pm #

    2020 court filing: 9/11 hijackers were CIA recruits.

    Via the Greyzone with Max Blumenthal:


    Let the CFN tumbleweeds role. It was so long ago, right kids?

  62. Night Owl June 27, 2023 at 5:48 pm #

    Bob Moran is on point:

    “People aren’t getting it are they.

    These drugs were not made by accident. As Mike Yeadon points out, you can’t make something like this by accident. They weren’t made with the intention of making mountains of cash. They didn’t need to make ANYTHING. There was no danger to be addressed. Nothing to ‘cure’. They could use their false papers and statistics to make it look as though their product ‘worked’, whatever the injections were actually doing.

    You want a load of money? You give everyone saline and churn out the same false data about cases, infections, hospitalisation, deaths that they did anyway. The unthinking masses then think ‘vaccines’ are more miraculous than ever and your business model is secure for at least a hundred years. The ‘anti-vaxx’ movement is swept into irrelevance.

    You want to kill millions of people? You make the most sophisticated toxin in history and psychologically break the global population so they agree to take it during a two year window of total insanity.

    It’s not a sudden change of mission. It’s not that you’ve been persuaded to wreck your company’s reputation by malthusian overlords; it’s the entire reason for the industry existing in the first place. It was always the plan. It’s the end game.”


    Also references Yeadon. Preach it, brother.

    • GreenAlba June 27, 2023 at 7:50 pm #

      I’ve been away for a family occasion, so have just heard the Delingpole-Yeadon conversation today. Also, a couple of weeks ago, I listened to his chat on the Truth for Health Foundation site – the weirdness of his early life was fascinating, as was the coincidence of all his academic choices coming together to make him the most useful person to speak out since the start of corona.

      There’s an interesting item over on his Telegram channel with Robin Monotti and Corey Morningstar. I haven’t listened to the recording yet, but the following text is a summary of it:

      “Calin Georgescu, former Executive President of the UN and Former President of the Club of Rome, reveals how Trump disrupted the timing of their plan which should have taken place in 2016 under Hillary Clinton’s Presidency.

      “Donald Trump was a big shock. An accident”

      “The pandemic should have happened in 2016. With water and food shortages planned for 2020 (…) These will now happen in 2025”

      He then goes on to talk about pedophilia being the achilles heel of the ‘global oligarchs’. But take note when he says: “Their system is almost down. They will not succeed.”

      • GreenAlba June 27, 2023 at 7:57 pm #

        Seems to be a Reiner Fuellmich interview – I’ll check it out.

        • GreenAlba June 27, 2023 at 8:02 pm #


          Back in December 22 – I haven’t been keeping up with the ICIC.

          • MaryQueen June 27, 2023 at 9:37 pm #

            Thanks! I will never stop wondering whether that’s true, whether Trump was some weird anomaly, or whether he was placed where he was for a reason.

            I like to believe it was a fluke, because then that shows a massive chink in the armor of the PTB.

          • Night Owl June 28, 2023 at 4:19 am #

            I posted this a while back. Good segment.

          • GreenAlba June 28, 2023 at 6:12 am #

            Ah, thanks, NO. There’s just too much to keep up with. Talking of which, Dr James Olsson went quiet over a month ago on Twitter – have you heard anything? I worry about people you suddenly don’t hear anything from.

          • Islander June 28, 2023 at 12:06 pm #

            I Georgescu also describes how the UN was taken over or perhaps infiltrated by WEF stooge types. .

            I think he decided to leave the UN, but possibly he was forced out of his position.
            I can’t recall the details.

          • Night Owl June 28, 2023 at 12:25 pm #

            No, GA, I had not noticed that about Olsson.


    • MaryQueen June 27, 2023 at 9:34 pm #

      Yes, it’s the end game of the medical industrial complex. They’ve been working toward this for over 100 years. First they got rid of all the homeopathic, traditional, naturopathic healers and actual doctors… then they scammed everyone into believing they needed pharmaceuticals and operations to stay alive. Even my parents, well before baby boomers, were already brainwashed into this thinking, and they were born in the 1930s.

      The PLANDEMIC of 1918 helped. Pretty much created the mindset and insanity we see now.

  63. tucsonspur June 27, 2023 at 9:38 pm #

    My statement:

    ‘Interesting comments on Russia, but nobody really has a firm grip on the handle of conjecture.’

    I go with a Prigozhin protest.’ TS

    From the self-anointed Queen:

    ‘“nobody really has a handle” – except you, right?


    An oversized ego in a pint-sized manlet.’ MQ

    Notice the sly and devious approach by Mary. I did not say ‘nobody really has a handle’, I said nobody really has a firm grip on the handle of conjecture. Nobody would include myself.

    I’m told it’s a wonderful opening line, but you just can’t stand that fact, can you? It is your huge but fragile ego that’s flustered and famished.

    • MaryQueen June 27, 2023 at 9:59 pm #

      Another Assinine Assumption.

    • Night Owl June 28, 2023 at 2:20 am #

      Claiming his predictions weren’t predictions.

      All it took was 24 hours to see you with egg on your face.



  64. tom clark June 27, 2023 at 10:55 pm #

    Of course Trump was placed where he was in history for a reason. But he’s been given WAY too much credit in effectuating real change and is now little more than a broken record on the turntable of time.

    • WilliamShatnersPants June 28, 2023 at 6:21 pm #

      Agreed, tom clark, especially the ‘broken record’ effect. His repeated assertion that he’s the ‘most innocent man in the history of the world’, repeated often enough, will end up in this blog!

  65. Islander June 27, 2023 at 11:00 pm #

    Russia has more than one PMC (private military company), the Wagner Group. It has about five.

    Other countries have them, too. Especially the USA. They seem to be used in comparable ways as Russia’s. Probably everyone knows that Betsy DeVos is the sister of the “Akademi/Blackwater” guy, Eric What’s his name. This guy certainly seems to me to be some kind of oligarch.

    Here is a list of PMCs of various countries.

    Thierry Meyssan at Voltaire.net has an interesting article on (he thinks) what happened with Prigozhin:

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    • Jarek June 28, 2023 at 12:50 am #

      We’re not going to retain our freedom without a diversity of force. Of course such people may not be interested in this, but our official oligarch are clearly against it.

      • BackRowHeckler June 28, 2023 at 6:43 am #

        Here’s a diversity of force: we wake up this morning to learn that workers at the local Starbucks are on strike. It’s a one day strike. Now, it won’t affect me ~ I’ve never been to Starbucks, but I know people who do ~ who now might have to go to Dunkin Donuts & potentially mix with with Trump supporters & White Supremacists to get their coffee. Oh no! The issue behind this wildcat strike: altho Starbucks will pay for ‘Gender Affirming Care’ for its employees, the coverage apparently is not comprehensive. Another issue: a Starbucks manager has began removing Pride Flags from the facility, but Pride Month doesn’t end until Friday. So the Union voted to walk until these wrongs are corrected. I think I’ll take a drive down by Starbucks to see how the strike is going. Will there be violence? We’ll see. But I suspect the days of the WWW kicking boss’s asses, Eugene Debs shutting down the city with a fiery speech, & Big Bill Haywood taking you out with one punch, are long over. The American Labor Movement has come a long way lol.

        • Islander June 28, 2023 at 11:45 am #

          Gosh, if we had Starbucks aroiund here, I’d mosey on down and get me a coffee—and make sure to let the manager know I support taking down “pride” flags.

          Matter of fact, I am tired of losing yet another word to the Woke. I might say “I am buying this coffee to express my support for Starbucks managers who remove the tranny flags. The sooner, the better.”

          It is really a shame that a militant minority has actually been able to make upstanding American citizens dread, and yearn for a speedy end to, the beautiful month of June.

          And I am pleased to announce that henceforth, the month of June will be Normie/Binary Month.

          • BackRowHeckler June 28, 2023 at 4:44 pm #

            Big Bill Haywood, who had fists like hams but only one eye, and is buried in the Kremlin Wall, would have burned that f#jkn Starbucks to the ground. There was a Union leader.

        • Jarek June 28, 2023 at 11:54 am #

          Yes, it’s a basic human right to be able to get one’s coffee from transgenders or nonbinaries. What is this world coming to?

          And why not official or state mandated affirmative action and reparations for them? They’ve been down so long….

          • BackRowHeckler June 28, 2023 at 1:13 pm #

            Well, that might happen. None other than Sen. Richard Blumenthal showed up in person to support the strikers. So I drove by the site; the TV crews and politicians outnumbered the union members, who displayed a few feeble signs decorated in rainbow colors while walking in circles.

            It was pretty pathetic. Not a hardass Wobbly out on the streets eager to break some Capitalist balls to be seen. No truncheons, no Red Flags (but plenty of Pride Flags) no pistols, no rabble rousing speeches threatening violence or worse.

            Just a handful of girls with blue hair & effeminate suburban soyboys upset because their Pride decoration had been removed a few days early. Tomorrow they’ll be back pouring expensive coffee and discussing with their fellow union members where they are on their “Trans Journey” which Starbucks is paying for.

      • Q. Shtik June 28, 2023 at 11:02 am #

        but our official oligarch are clearly against it. – Jarek


        The plural form of oligarch is oligarchs

        • Jarek June 28, 2023 at 11:59 am #

          But church takes an e, churches.

          The u makes the e necessary in terms of pronunciation.

          • Q. Shtik June 29, 2023 at 1:00 pm #

            The u makes the e necessary in terms of pronunciation. – Jar


            Perhaps what you say about churches is true but what has that got to do with the fact that you did not make oligarch plural. You have a very hard time admitting your mistakes.

          • Jarek June 29, 2023 at 2:50 pm #

            Perhaps it is true? Lol.

            I have no problem admitting my many spelling mistakes and have often done so. I do so now again.

            Is this in response to my pointing out that you got the instructions wrong?

          • Q. Shtik June 29, 2023 at 5:13 pm #

            Is this in response to my pointing out that you got the instructions wrong? – Jar


            Get real Jar. Do you really think Jim cares that the people who come to his fund raiser are from the upper Hudson Valley? I don’t think he cares if they fly in from Timbuktu as long as they’re coming to $upport RFKJr. And he’s going to vet the people wanting to attend to make sure there are no known anti-RFKJr troublemakers.

    • Night Owl June 28, 2023 at 4:17 am #

      Very interesting segment with Patrick Henningsen over on TNT.

      Interviewed Freddie Kraus who has some insider info on Russian PR and strategy.

      Kraus says the Wagner Theaterstuck was planned by the Kremlin to reposition the Russian army and Wagner forces in the vicinity of Kiev.

      Interesting stuff, and quite honestly, the assessment here seems quite plausible to me.

      Regardless the neocons and globalist nutters have woefully underestimated the Russians yet again. The Fat Dancer’s days are numbered.


      • Night Owl June 28, 2023 at 4:18 am #

        It’s the third episode in the list …

      • MaryQueen June 28, 2023 at 9:54 am #

        “It’s a big money laundering, and it’s all lost” – Kraus speaking about the psyop/coup.

        That’s what many of us keep saying – all these wars are money laundering for the Bidens/Obamas/Soros/Clintons of the world.

        • Jarek June 28, 2023 at 12:09 pm #

          So all war is bad? What about the war against the American Indians that gave us (you too) all that we have?

          • MaryQueen June 28, 2023 at 6:51 pm #

            What a stupid question. I’m with Anthea. I think there is something very wrong with your brain.

          • Jarek June 29, 2023 at 12:41 am #

            Pathetic. You don’t have a cogent answer and you know I would wipe the floor with you if you tried to debate.

            Anthea believes Blacks are inferior to White intellectually and that we had the right to take this continent from the Indians. You could learn much from Anthea.

          • Anthea June 29, 2023 at 9:40 am #

            @ MaryQueen:

            I think the word for Jarek’s comment is “impertinent,” a pejorative often used by old-school grade-school teachers.

            1. given to or characterized by insolent rudeness:
            an impertinent answer;
            not restrained within due or proper bounds especially of propriety or good taste:
            impertinent curiosity;
            2. not pertinent: irrelevant

            The comment was not relevant to yours and merely interposed out of a desire to be rude and insolent.

            Now, I think you could also be described more loosely as “deflection”–to turn (something) aside especially from a straight course or fixed direction: “You disapprove of this; therefore, you must also disapprove of ‘that'”–“that” being some unrelated or non-analogous issue. I suppose it really comes down to a failure of logic; a logical connection between “this” and “that” is presumed (or pretended), when there is none.

            So, in the second case, we must assume that Jarek has a poorly trained mind. In the first case, especially–really, in both cases–we must assume he was raised by savages.

          • Anthea June 29, 2023 at 9:42 am #

            @ MaryQueen:

            Of course it could just be that he is mentally deficient.

          • SpeedyBB June 29, 2023 at 11:44 am #

            How, Anthea. Heap bad medicine. Ugh. White man think with forked brain.

          • Jarek June 29, 2023 at 1:03 pm #

            Ant: It was a philosophical challenge. I know: Women hate masculine intellectual life. Preferring sisterhood and tribe, and dealing with any challenges with vitriol and ad hominem attacks.

            Yet my point remains and you have agreed with me in the past when “relationships” weren’t in question.

            Thus I challenged you in a different way and yes, you failed the test.

          • MaryQueen June 29, 2023 at 7:48 pm #

            Thanks, Anthea, for explaining it exactly.

            Poor Jar keeps trying to exasperate me with his “impertinent” and idiotic bait questions.

            SMDH. He at least gets an “A” for “Effort.”

          • Anthea June 29, 2023 at 9:26 pm #

            @ Jarek:

            Were we to take you as an example of “masculine intellectual life,” we would be forced to conclude that one of its main features is a lack of consecutive thought, along with an inability to think logically.

          • Anthea June 29, 2023 at 9:54 pm #

            @ Jarek:

            “Yet my point remains and you have agreed with me in the past when “relationships” weren’t in question.”

            That wasn’t your point at all. Your point was that, if MaryQueen is opposed to one war, she must be assumed to oppose all wars. E.g., if I dislike my neighbor’s dog, Fluffy, I must therefore dislike all dogs. So, in order to support a falsehood, you have turned the Greek syllogism on its head. IF MaryQueen’s statement had been that “all wars are bad” and “the war in Ukraine is a war,” you might then conclude that she opposes the war in Ukraine. You CANNOT conclude the reverse: “The war in Ukraine is bad; therefore, all wars are bad.”

            So, what you’re basically doing is lying (as usual), AND being illogical.

            By your own reasoning, we must conclude that that: Jarek is an illogical liar; therefore, all men are illogical liars.

          • Jarek June 29, 2023 at 11:09 pm #

            Wrong Ant: I challenged her. In other words, I asked her. Go back and look.

            She responded with insults. I win by default.

            Shame on you too.

        • Night Owl June 28, 2023 at 12:23 pm #

          I don’t disagree. JP Morgan in particular is getting rich in Ukraine.

          • MaryQueen June 28, 2023 at 6:52 pm #

            And tons of new billionaires from the covid psyop.

      • Islander June 28, 2023 at 11:54 am #

        I haven’t watched that segment, but IMO this MoA commenter makes a strong argument (and aligns with Thierry Meyssan at Voltaire.net):

        “Prigozhin wasn’t 4D chess by Putin. The risks of something like that going out of control are too high for the benefit the act might bring. Like what if severa regular army units did go over to the mutiny side? Or what if a civil war did break out. Putin will take risks but they’re calculated. Whether Prigozhin was encouraged or not is a matter we likely won’t ever know. If he was a full on western agent he’ll be dead soon.

        Most likely is that he’s an oligarch with a huge ego and has no lived in a world more violent than even the average 90’s Russian oligarch. He cracked. To not try him or kill him is a matter of defusing the situation rather than turning it into an action movie. And if there were western or Russian hands influencing him, isolating him is the best way to figure that out. He’s not (unless he really did work for the west/Ukraine) a traitor in the true sense of the word. So handling it the way Putin handled it is logical.

        Most here follow the war, not Russian politics. (Karlof1 excepted) The real effects of this will be in Russian politics and likely not paraded in public. And it’s like Uncle Sasha said to Prigozhin, at this point Putin can’t sack Shoigu or Geramisov because of what prigozhin did. And an old school zek deep in the Petersburg clan should have know that.

        Posted by: Lex | Jun 28 2023 1:39 utc

        My Moscow friend does not think the Kremlin planned this (but they could have played along).
        This a.m. he wrote this:


        I think that Putin gained a lot politically from the mutiny attempt. Its failure demonstrated a firm nationwide support for him and his policy including the military operation. One can interpret this outcome as an informal referendum to support the President. Conspiracy theorists could even suggest that, probably, there was a collusion between Putin and Prigozhin, but I would not believe in this hypothesis. Putin said yesterday that Prigozhin’s company earned, from May 2022 to May 2023, more than 1 billion in dollar terms from his business of food delivery to the army and that it is necessary to check now how much of this money could be stolen.
        I am sure that Lukashenko (“Bat’ka” – father; old man) will not let Prigozhin behave in the same way as it was possible for him under liberal Putin.

        • Disaffected June 28, 2023 at 2:46 pm #

          Prigozhin wasn’t 4D chess by Putin. The risks of something like that going out of control are too high for the benefit the act might bring.

          On the other hand, smoking out 5th columnists might well have been part of the plan. I could see this happening under either scenario. One thing it doesn’t appear to be was a legitimate coup attempt like the western hyenas are portraying it to be. Putin’s emerging from all this just fine, if not stronger than ever before. If I were the Z man, I’d be thinking about pulling up stakes for his FL mansion about now.

  66. James Howard Kunstler June 28, 2023 at 9:36 am #

    We’re putting on an RFKJr fundraising party at my place on Sat at 5pm.
    Any local or regional comment section characters in the upper Hudson Valley who want to come to this event can apply to me directly by email and I will furnish directions to the party. Of course, I’ll be vetting applications. jhkunstler@mac.com — JHK-Admin

    • Q. Shtik June 28, 2023 at 11:34 am #

      Of course, I’ll be vetting applications. – JHK-Admin


      Well, that would probably leave me out but that’s OK. It would have involved the burning of a lot of gas and I don’t vote anyway.

      Nevertheless we’ll be looking forward to a full report from any who DO attend.

      • Q. Shtik June 28, 2023 at 11:42 am #

        Jim (assuming you’re still reading comments here this morning), you have cleared up any doubt that may have existed as to who (whom?) you will be voting for come Nov 2024. Do you feel RFKJr’s speech impediment will be a game breaker for him?

        • Disaffected June 28, 2023 at 2:40 pm #

          I’m guessing not. We shall see when primary time rolls around. I think at best he’ll get the Bernie Sanders treatment, but if he gets too too popular, ya never know what they might resort to. I doubt they’d kill him, but I’m sure they’ve got enough plausible dirt on him to ruin him for good.

        • BackRowHeckler June 28, 2023 at 7:16 pm #

          RFK, jr. should have no trouble debating Biden. The DNC, however, have already announced that Biden would be engaging in no debates with other Dem candidates.

      • Jarek June 28, 2023 at 6:33 pm #

        Read the instructions again. You don’t live in the upper Hudson Valley so you’re not included.

    • MaryQueen June 28, 2023 at 6:53 pm #

      Ought to be interesting, have fun!

      I only hope the funds don’t end up going to the DNC.


    • elysianfield June 29, 2023 at 12:11 am #

      Out of respect for our host, I will no longer comment on RFK Jr. I will keep my reservations to myself, save for the observation that if something is offered that sounds too good to be true, one should be suspect.

      Jr. is the perfect foil for our time and place.

    • TPTB-USA June 29, 2023 at 9:03 am #

      Jim, please reword the following concepts and offer them to RFKJr for consideration. Thank you

      Dear Robert F. Kennedy Jr.,

      You have stated: “We’re going to do a mass experiment, a new kind of mass experiment of what happens when you tell the people the truth.”

      It is your desire to become President of the United States, so that with the help of the citizens you are going to take back this country and set an example for the world.

      That which the citizens of the US and world are starving for, is moral leadership that treats them with dignity and respect, leadership that will engage in an honest discussion of the various issues that confront the country and world. While a majority of citizens of the world know, in one fashion or another, that the existing format for life is not a workable arrangement, a majority of US citizens may only recognize that there are problems, but they have not come to the realization that the existing format for life is a man made construct and the world is in need of a new arrangement.

      If your mission is to represent the citizens of the US and the world, treat them as partners that have a say in the affairs of the world and be their voice, then my suggestion is that you focus on the big picture, initiate a discussion about the UN 2030/WEF Great Reset/G7 Build Back Better agendas, and identify the different factions that are vying for power so that they can impose their version of a new format for life. Rather than being deceived and lied to by our current leadership, if the input of the citizens of the US and the world is of value, then we need to be informed. I contend that if you do this in such fashion as to make sense of all the nonsense, there will be no need for fund raising, the citizens of the world will seek your words, your voice will be heard, and various media platforms will adapt or become irrelevant.

      Thank you for your inspiration,
      A Concerned US and World Citizen


      Thank you for supporting my campaign! ~ RFKJr

  67. Why_weren't_we_asked_about_Degrowth June 28, 2023 at 12:53 pm #

    Checkout Dr David Martin’s speach before they take it down. Covid 19 completely premeditated bio warfare the National Academy of Science laid out the plan in 2019 mentioning Media cooperation and investors fully onboard

    How can we wake up humanity

    • MaryQueen June 29, 2023 at 7:35 pm #

      Some of us realized this 2.5 years ago, so pardon us if seem underwhelmed by your pronouncement.

  68. BackRowHeckler June 28, 2023 at 12:58 pm #

    More alarming news from the Constitution State. Somebody spotted a Confederate Flag attached to a paving truck on I-91& called it in. Needless to say the State Police was notified and and the Capital Region Hate Crime Task Force was mobilized. Other agencies as well sprang into action. An investigation was conducted. Turns out the crew, 2/3 of whom appear to be black, found the flag discarded on the side of the road and stuck it on one of their trucks … just for laughs apparently. The State Police did not find it funny and the flag was ordered removed. No arrests were made, but we are assured the investigation continues.

    • Islander June 28, 2023 at 1:05 pm #

      Vee are not amused!!

    • MaryQueen June 28, 2023 at 6:09 pm #


    • benr June 29, 2023 at 12:02 am #

      That breaks no laws…unless it obstructs the fov of the driver.

  69. Mick June 28, 2023 at 2:02 pm #

    ….and another one bites the dust:


    • SoftStarLight June 28, 2023 at 3:34 pm #

      But was he jabbed?

      • Mick June 28, 2023 at 3:47 pm #

        Did you not read anything? He was a staunch vaxx supporter, and gave people jabs on TV.

        So, what do you think. Was he jabbed? I don’t know…..is shit brown?

        • SoftStarLight June 28, 2023 at 3:55 pm #

          Just because he was a staunch vax supporter and gave jabs to people on tv doesn’t necessarily mean he was jabbed himself

          • Mick June 28, 2023 at 7:06 pm #

            He was an enthusiastic jab proponent, and he gave jabs because he was an MD. But sure, in your Bizarro world it is questionable that he was himself jabbed. Riiiiiiiight.

            Good grief.

          • SoftStarLight June 29, 2023 at 1:43 pm #

            Actually it is i who am in grief. Because it seems that you have concluded that because this MD is an enthusiastic jab proponent and is also administering jabs that therefore he himself is jabbed. This is very generalized and categorical but it doesn’t appear that we have the luxury of that generalization given the information that was provided. I seriously doubt that the top level jab enthusiasts actually have been jabbed because they realize or could be part of the depopulation program from which the jab sprang.

          • Mick June 30, 2023 at 1:03 pm #

            He was not top level. Never mind though. I’ve come to the conclusion that you are not very bright.

        • benr June 29, 2023 at 12:01 am #

          Actually she makes a good point.
          There is a substantial amount of people who believe a lot of the self-jabs were really saline water and not actual covid mrna clot shots.

          • Mick June 30, 2023 at 1:02 pm #

            Yes, there are a substantial number of clueless effing morons.

    • SpeedyBB June 29, 2023 at 12:20 pm #

      …aaaand I will call you and raise you a 14-year-old with a stroke:

      Look out for those coincidences.

      • malthuss June 29, 2023 at 11:05 pm #

        how sad how odd.

        • malthuss June 29, 2023 at 11:07 pm #

          took some searching
          A 14-year-old Oklahoma boy suffered a stroke after winning a wrestling match last week.

          Luke Champion, an eighth-grader who also plays football and basketball at Tuttle Middle School, had just won his last match at a wrestling camp at Oklahoma State University when he was stricken, KFOR reported.

          “I just commented to his brother that he looked sleepy and then he laid back and I’m like, ‘We’re going have to go wake your brother up because he has to wrestle again,’” his mom Valorie Champion told the outlet.

  70. Mick June 28, 2023 at 2:17 pm #

    Well, because I have too much time on my hands today, I listened to a 30-minute podcast that featured Malcolm Nance as the interviewee. Sometimes I like to check in and see what ol’ Malcolm is saying. I’m pretty sure he’s back in the Ukraine right now helping the noble hero Zelensky kill Russians, and thereby giving Lindsay Graham wood. (Hey, it’s the best sex Lindsay can have anymore).

    Anyhoo…..Malcolm says that the following website is baaaad, very bad. A veritable white nationalist website, and most likely a terrorist site. So, as public service I am warning all of you to stay away from it! Uncle Malcolm is Naval Intelligence, so he knows what’s best for you!


    P.S. Wait a minute….one of the rules on the site is to be law abiding with posts and comments. That doesn’t sound very terroristic! Oh, it must be a feint. Yeah. That’s it.

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  71. anmariwakaranai June 28, 2023 at 2:34 pm #

    American soldiers in Ukraine explosion…


    It’s not the article per say but the commentary I direct you to here, and the links within.
    Orlys take is astonishingly cogent.

    Not many comments, this is from the top banner last night.

    The one undrneath I present soley for the illustration on top.


    • anmariwakaranai June 28, 2023 at 2:58 pm #

      Whoops, the Escobar article is now on page 2, midway down at zerohedge.
      Please do read Orlys comments plus links.

  72. jim June 28, 2023 at 2:58 pm #

    The Prigozhin affair has forced me to focus on my real ignorance about the present networks of power operating in and vying for hegemony in Russia.

    I’ve gained a new respect for the importance of personal humility in attempting to understand the world.

    I don’t know (but am beginning to find out) the major political parties and their respective histories now operating within Russia.

    I don’t know with any accuracy the current crop of capitalist oligarchs within Russia and their linkages with the various shades of political opinion within the Russian state.

    I don’t know who makes up the real governing class in Russia.

    What is the nature of the conflicts say between Moscow and Petersburg elites?

    Are there any genuine populists within Russia or is it all largely manufactured opposition like in the U.S?

    I’ve started to read “Godfather of the Kremlin: The Decline of Russia in the Age of Gangster Capitalism,” by Paul Klebnikov. He states that Churchill famously characterized the political intrigues of Joseph Stalin’s
    Russia as “bulldogs fighting under a carpet.”

    Maybe that generalization offers a preliminary insight into the presently unfolding Prigozhin affair.

    • SoftStarLight June 28, 2023 at 3:31 pm #

      Is the affair still unfolding? It seems at least that the millisecond attention span media and social media space has forgotten about it.

    • tucsonspur June 28, 2023 at 6:07 pm #

      Opinions abound and here’s another one:

      Boris Bondarev told Newsweek he believes the Wagner mutiny will hasten Putin’s ouster.
      “His war was from the very beginning doomed. This mutiny is just another step,” Bondarev said.

      Bondarev said there has been growing “disappointment and anger” among Russia’s elite over the war.
      A former Russian diplomat said the Wagner Group’s attempted rebellion over the weekend could accelerate Putin’s eventual ouster.

      “The beginning of the end of Putin started when he invaded Ukraine. His war was from the very beginning doomed,” Boris Bondarev told Newsweek on Tuesday. “This mutiny is just another step.”

      Bondarev previously served as Russia’s representative to the UN mission in Geneva. He quit his post in May 2022 after criticizing Russia’s war in Ukraine.

      Bondarev currently lives in Switzerland with his family, where he has received political asylum, per The Moscow Times. The former diplomat has since become a vocal critic of Putin’s government and now writes about his experience for publications such as The Economist and Foreign Affairs.

      “Slowly the disappointment and anger and irritation among the elite has been growing, but this Prigozhin thing, I think, has given great impetus to this and people start understanding and realizing in a more clear way that the situation is very wrong, it is very unhealthy,” Bondarev told Newsweek.

      “So the situation will lead eventually to the great understanding that Putin must go,” he continued.

      • MaryQueen June 28, 2023 at 6:16 pm #

        Newsweak… lol.

        Next you’ll be recapping Rachel Madcow’s spewings.

        • tucsonspur June 28, 2023 at 7:00 pm #

          It’s Bondarev speaking through Newsweek. Lawsuits could result if Newsweek altered his statements in any meaningful way.

          He’s a former Russian diplomat, but you know better, right?

          I don’t watch or read Rachel. It’s another sign of your weakness, trying to make me into something I am not. Why do you do that?

          Because the real me always defeats you, defeats the biased bull-dyke in you.

          I’ve asked you before to please stop chasing me while wearing that raging strap-on. I will never let you catch me, never give you the satisfaction.

          • Night Owl June 29, 2023 at 3:51 am #

            TS has found his new Col. Vindman.

            Putin has literally replaced Trump in his latest MSM fairytale.

            “The walls are surely closing in” now.


          • Disaffected June 29, 2023 at 7:25 pm #

            Forgot all about Vindman. Wonder what he’s up to these days?

          • MaryQueen June 29, 2023 at 7:34 pm #

            Ew. Leave me out of your disgusting pervy fantasies.

            You & Jarek would make good incel funboys together.

            You should give him a call!

          • Anthea June 29, 2023 at 10:10 pm #

            @ MaryQueen:

            TS flatters himself. Apparently, he thinks he’s quite the temptress.

        • Islander June 28, 2023 at 9:15 pm #

          I think Bondarev, whoever he is, is way off base.

          But re Newsweek, I don’t think the current Newsweek is the same as the magazine that was founded as a Time magazine imitation/competitor.

    • Woodchuck June 29, 2023 at 12:46 pm #

      I recommend Scott Ritter, Col. MacGregor, and Dimitri Orlov in particular as sources of real news and information about Russia. The West has a huge blindspot as to what Russia’s native culture is all about. Part of the issue may be related to the fact that Russia’s alphabet has Greek origins and the sounds one makes in speaking Russian resembles Greek more than Latin. Having a completely different alphabet and phonic system introduces communication problems and lack of understanding. On the other side, many Russians can speak and read English. Just as there are more people in China who speak English than there are people in the USA who speak English. If you didn’t understand the previous sentence just think for a few minutes, you’ll figure it out. For Russia, the Soviet episode was just a temporary derailment, the nation is now back on track and the great majority of Russians are all on the same page.

      • Jarek June 29, 2023 at 1:17 pm #

        Orthodoxy rejects Scholasticism, the Catholic system of Philosophy perfected by Aquinas. They prefer the more diffuse, “humane” writings of the Fathers.

        They make some good points. On the other hand, Aquinas and the Scholastics are glorious in their precision, taking up Aristotle and improving upon him. The Orthodox never had the sheer intellectual power to do that. But they say that it lead to hubris on our part. Perhaps. But they have changed too, allowing for divorce. The Catholics are the ones who never changed on that issue.

        A personal point: Musically, the Catholics threw away the ancient system of the tones to for Gregorian chant alone. An extraordinary error. Of the varying tones, it is the highest and the most difficult to sing – impossible for ordinary men. Did they think that made it the most spiritual? Worth castrating boys for? I won’t say it’s not spiritual or beautiful but from a conventional pov, it’s also sad. The original tradition would have had something for everyone.

        • Woodchuck June 29, 2023 at 6:27 pm #

          Oh Lord. Somebody make Jarek go away. I’ve just spent at least an hour googling and reading about Aquinas and Scholasticism.

        • Woodchuck June 29, 2023 at 6:56 pm #

          Regarding music, one of the most visionary experiences I remember having as a child happened in Germany in a very ornate baroque church. It was decorated with gold glitter everywhere, statutues, paintings, etc. The ceiling was an acid trip in itself with a huge rainbow, clouds, angels etc. To top it all off a really skilled organist was playing some bach on the pipe organ, and he was really goin’ at it. The inside of the building was a riot of both sound and images.

          As critical as I am about the Roman Catholics I cannot ignore some of the fantastic workds of art and architecture that the church inspired. Some years ago I had the chance to visit the Ulm Cathedral in Germany and I climbed all the winding stairways to get to the top deck of the 500 foot tall tower that was open for tourists. Quite frankly it’s the most incredible buidling I’ve ever toured. It began construction in the late 1300’s, and it ended as a gothic Lutheran cathedral. These buildings are incredible works of art that are expressing a Christian concept or view of what heaven might be like – how God’s personal surroundings would be. It’s too bad that an institution that once inspired people in good ways is now mired in pedo scandals and rumors of satanism.

  73. anmariwakaranai June 28, 2023 at 3:10 pm #

    And have fun Sat-day night Jim, will the guest of honour be attending?!

    I give you Sat-day night…..


    • anmariwakaranai June 28, 2023 at 3:27 pm #

      Another piece of good writing on zero, the latest cj Hopkins,…


  74. SoftStarLight June 28, 2023 at 4:49 pm #

    Madonna rushed to ICU and intubated due to a bacterial infection. The material girl is currently recovering. Was she jabbed? At one point she said that people couldn’t speak their minds about vaccines because of cancel culture.


    • MaryQueen June 28, 2023 at 6:18 pm #

      I would be willing to bet her infection is a result of yet another plastic surgery, but who knows. She’s probably jabbed on top of that.

      • SoftStarLight June 28, 2023 at 6:59 pm #

        That could be. A botox injection gone bad perhaps. I thought for sure that she would be jabbed too but then have a slight hesitancy to reach that conclusion based on her unusual take on the whole vax mandate thing. Unusual because she didn’t just seem to embrace the whole vax religious fervor the way the rest of the celebrity types did.

      • Anthea June 29, 2023 at 9:44 am #

        I see from a google search that Madonna is 64. I am not sure I believe this. I thought she was closer to my age.

        • Disaffected June 29, 2023 at 11:41 am #

          No, she’s about mine. I’m 65. Her recent photos reveal she’s aged quite a bit.

  75. SoftStarLight June 28, 2023 at 5:03 pm #

    Some people say Bill Gates’ new business venture is releasing genetically modified mosquitos that transmit malaria in order to create demand for an anti-malaria vaccine. Probably an mrna based vaccine.


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    • WilliamShatnersPants June 28, 2023 at 6:07 pm #

      That’s a pretty dumb conspiracy theory…but then, they all are.

      • SoftStarLight June 28, 2023 at 6:56 pm #

        Ok, so then what is your debunk? Just calling something dumb with no cogent response is not helping your cause.

      • benr June 28, 2023 at 11:59 pm #

        Is it?
        Not really if one has any sort of memory.

        In a memorable and unconventional move during a 2009 TED talk on malaria prevention, Microsoft founder Bill Gates released a swarm of mosquitoes into the unsuspecting audience, saying, “There’s no reason just poor people should enjoy the experience.”


        Now what?
        You going to shit your pants again?

        • Islander June 29, 2023 at 2:10 pm #

          Color me dumb, but WTF was Gates saying?

          That mosquitoes only bite poor people?

          And that no poor people ever attend TED talks?

          Gates really is a cretin.

      • SoftStarLight June 29, 2023 at 1:46 pm #

        Yeah exactly, the more time that passes without receiving a response to a simple question is providing indicators that your response would essentially be dumb. You’ll have to try again. Or not.

  76. SoftStarLight June 28, 2023 at 5:05 pm #

    Biden thinks that Russia is waging war in Iraq. Dark Brandon is so amazingly adept that he knows about conflicts before they even start!

  77. tom clark June 28, 2023 at 9:41 pm #

    Today’s world: buy one burger for the price of two and get the second burger absolutely free!

    • Disaffected June 29, 2023 at 7:23 pm #

      Or gladly pay for three tomorrow in return for the two today. What’ya think, lo’ t?

  78. Night Owl June 29, 2023 at 4:07 am #

    Great segment from RFK Jr. here. Looks like he called out Event 201 and its use to set up the globalist totalitarian control system we have been pushed into.

    Ofc, several of us here have been talking about this for years while being called conspiracy theorists by a handful of dim bulbs. 😀

    This has really put some meat on the proverbial bones of RFK Jr.’s campaign.

    We need more public officials talking straight like this. Very impressive stuff.


    • JohnAZ June 29, 2023 at 11:02 am #

      He needs to repudiate the DNC for the broad part of the electorate to take him seriously. Not the ideals of the Democratic Party, just the crud running the Liberal shit show.

      BTW, DeSantis has lost 4 percentage points to Trump in the latest poll. Trump is at 56% now with GOPers.

      Third party anyone?

      • BackRowHeckler June 29, 2023 at 12:00 pm #

        How does a RFK/Manchin ticket sound?

        Or a fusion ticket: RFK, jr./DeSantis?

        • Jarek June 29, 2023 at 1:21 pm #

          Has that every been done before? Successfully? Interesting if so because America is too far gone now for Third Parties to work. Candidates just ignoring Party might be a way to help bring them the two beasts to naught.

        • Night Owl June 29, 2023 at 3:35 pm #

          I know RFK said he won’t do it, but and RFK/Trump ticket would break the system.

          And I think it would have enough steam to actually begin to reverse some of the damage. At the very least the whole swamp would implode and we’d be in uncharted waters with a real chance to do something new.

          I actually think this is thing in politics that would be helpful. The rest has to come from the people, but this ticket would be huge and create a Tsunami-like force that would wreak havoc on every nest of cabalites that it touched.

        • MaryQueen June 29, 2023 at 7:29 pm #

          DeSantis is the latest deep state tool and a neocon, so I don’t think that would be a fitting pairing.

  79. Night Owl June 29, 2023 at 4:30 am #

    “Back in 2014 Ukrainian soldiers were shooting into the homes of civilians in East Ukraine.
    Their mission was to spread terror and crush any dissent against the CIA backed coup in Kiev.”


    I knew some of what they did, but had never seen this video.

    Globalist brownshirts in action again. Supported by neocons and now progressive liberals.

  80. Night Owl June 29, 2023 at 9:12 am #

    Pic of Hunter Biden choke-fucking his niece circulating on Twitter now.

    Looks like they are releasing more of the laptop material.

    Pic is further down in the timeline. Not linking directly. Twatter in overdrive trying to delete it.


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    • Islander June 29, 2023 at 11:38 am #

      This is unbelievable.
      In case anyone wants proof of this [word TK—cannot think of word]] you have to hit “More replies” a few times to see Hunter Biden fucking a young girl, his hand around her neck, her poor little legs splayed out . . .

      And who the hell video’d this?
      In close-up.
      Is this just one still, or is there a video of the whole horrifying episode?
      And why?
      The American public needs answers.
      Where did this take place?
      Who is the prosecutor in that jurisdiction?
      I don’t think there is a statute of limitations on rape, nor of gross physical abuse of a minor.

      Hunter had better watch his back, is all I can say.
      And as for “Joe Biden is just showing a father’s love for his son,” I guess Dad Joe loves his obviously terminally damaged (by whom?) son more than he loves his innocent granddaughter.

      • Night Owl June 29, 2023 at 3:30 pm #

        Probably two years back or so, I linked a Chinese site that had gotten a copy of the laptop. They posted all kinds of stuff there.

        It appears he usually had a tripod and camera and he just filmed it all himself.

        He also had a PornHub account for a time, where he was posting stuff under a false name.

        There are also shots of him with Ashley Biden and that younger one with the thick eyebrows.

        He’s fucked half of his family, and it is literally on film.

        • Islander June 29, 2023 at 5:18 pm #

          So, next question:

          Were the Chinese blackmailing him and his dad into cozy-crony deals? Or sharing of US intel?

          • Night Owl June 30, 2023 at 3:43 am #

            The site got the materials after the laptop was turned in to the FBI by the repair shop owner.

            I have no clue about the rest, other than the fact that he is a criminal and utter degenerate, just like Joe-Joe.

    • BackRowHeckler June 29, 2023 at 12:06 pm #

      Hey you’re talking about one of the great watercolorists of the 21st century. Sure Hunter’s a little eccentric, but so was Picasso, so was Dali. This is to be accepted, celebrated even.

      Anything less would stifle his creative abilities.

      • Islander June 29, 2023 at 1:05 pm #

        I guess it might be labeled priggish to say that I find your joking disturbing.

        • Jarek June 29, 2023 at 1:27 pm #

          Too bad Prigozhin doesn’t wear glasses. Then we could talk about Priggy’s specs.

          Don’t doubt BRH. He is a faithful servant of women in general and his wife in particular. He would love to see Hunter brought to justice as would I.

          • BackRowHeckler June 29, 2023 at 5:28 pm #

            I try to be a Gentleman around women, Vlad. Even in internets land.

          • Jarek June 29, 2023 at 11:03 pm #

            Yes, they pretend to sympathize with your plight even as they’re laughing up their frilly sleeves.

            Socrates credited his shrew wife, Xantippe, with helping him attain wisdom. She embodied he was trying to get away from.

            Perhaps this is why you are so attracted to war. It’s a kind of monastic escape from them.

  81. tom clark June 29, 2023 at 9:48 am #

    Bobby Jr. is an articulate human being and has at least a modicum of common sense. That’s why he has aa long road to hoe. I wish him luck.

    • JohnAZ June 29, 2023 at 10:56 am #

      Yes, the DNC has shown extreme resistance against their choice of candidates to even include murder.

      They are currently an outlet for the Mob, hence the Biden Mob.

      I walk out of the Mob museum in LasVegas realizing that the Mob has not gone away but morphed into a political entity that has succeeded in dominating all aspects of politics in the Deep State. We are a nation run by elements of The Godfather. Godfather 3 was the takeover of the Vatican by the Mob, will Godfather 4 be the takeover of the Federal government of the USA?

      • Jarek June 29, 2023 at 1:38 pm #

        The Anglo-Saxons-Normans have always been much sophisticated than the “Mob”. Find a difference between a large gang and a nation – if you can. One is just a later development of the other. The Nation is validated by a mythos, and ultimately, a religion – even if invalidly.

        The Anglos covered themselves with the robe of Christianity. But they were and remain Pirates and Global Profiteers at the expense of others. Upon their alliance with the Jews, they become ever more powerful and deadly, threatening the future of humanity.

        The Federalists won out over the Anti-Federalists. The Antis wanted a government were the rulers were like the ruled. Local. Local. Local. Extremes of wealth mitigate against that. So being utterly divided against themselves as Capitalists, their Vision was bound to fail. The Federalist were all One Thing: More. More wealth and power. Always more. And then for fewer and fewer people thus more for those few.

        The conflict runs through every heart. You haven’t solved it since you still equate Capitalism with your vision of the good, old America. No, friend: That was the result of Christianity and Christian social discipline, not Capitalism.

    • SoftStarLight June 29, 2023 at 2:05 pm #

      Lol, tom. The technical saying is “a long row to hoe” meaning a difficult task or problem to confront.

      • Disaffected June 29, 2023 at 7:20 pm #

        Yes. But much better than having a hard ho’ to row, that’s for sure.

        • Woodchuck June 29, 2023 at 10:27 pm #

          I’d rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.

  82. MrMangoOnMyShoulder June 29, 2023 at 10:17 am #

    CNN’s Jake Tapper chides NewsNation for giving RFK Jr. a platform, due to his “dangerous views”.

    Err…Didn’t CNN just host a freaking Trump town hall?

    • Islander June 29, 2023 at 10:31 am #

      Ha ha.

      IMO the only view that is actually dangerous is the view that ADULTS must be “protected” from certain views.

      Doubly ridiculous/dangerous in light of the fact that CHILDREN are now being exposed to dangerous views.

      This actual danger, to children, is being enshrined in laws protecting those who harm children by exposing them to such views (such as forced exposure to pornography and gender-bending propaganda in schools and library reading programs).

      Meanwhile, “protecting children” is the excuse used to prevent adults from accessing diverse political views.

      • JohnAZ June 29, 2023 at 10:49 am #

        Yeah, I look at what is being presented to young children I see some of these schools and wonder if they have lost their minds. Maybe we are seeing the invasion of teacher’s ranks by persons of the LBGTQ community trying to drum up new customers. Disgusting!!

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    • JohnAZ June 29, 2023 at 10:37 am #

      You miss a point.

      What the heck is a dangerous view? Dangerous?

      Because you disagree with me? This is the crock of crap that the editors of the MSM use to bias their reporting.

      Dangerous views? Misinformation?

      CNN is a horribly biased POS media outlet, like MSNBC. They are a reflection of the Leftist BS artists and their attempts to shape the news. Watching MSNBC’s opinion folks is almost a joke with some of the data shaping they do.

      CNN’s obvious distaste for RFK, Jr. is such a repugnant example of lousy journalism as they show their allegiance to the Biden Mob.

      The consequence to America is that we live in a Liberal fog, where alternative views are discouraged or violently opposed. Bully boy mentality prevails.

      Think about an alien landing in the USA Today, watching TV outlets, are going to think about us.

      Black and White marriages are the norm. Blacks are the majority of the population.

      Kids have no idea what sex they are. Teachers know best who is a girl or boy.

      Queer is cool. Same sex relationships are a norm.

      The government knows all, and makes most decisions for the populace.

      • Disaffected June 29, 2023 at 11:40 am #

        I watched a Rock Hudson documentary on HBO last night. They interviewed several of his former blow boys and they got quite graphic with their descriptions, including photos of nude pool parties, etc. One said “He had a really big dick and he tried to put that thing up my ass, but that just wasn’t going to happen.” Ewww! “New normal,” indeed!

        • Disaffected June 29, 2023 at 11:56 am #

          Although Rock was quite promiscuous during his heyday, apparently you needed to be packing at least 9″ get invited to his club. Hey, a boy has to have his standards!

        • malthuss June 29, 2023 at 11:13 pm #

          I knew Miss X..her story was
          My dad did work on Johnny Mathis home and dad told me of the pool party he saw.

          ‘EVERY BOY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD WAS THERE’ [1960s so the boys were White.

          she, being young asked if she could party there.
          took her a few years to figure things out.

    • SoftStarLight June 29, 2023 at 2:01 pm #

      I like RFK, Jr.

  83. JohnAZ June 29, 2023 at 10:45 am #

    The SCOTUS has killed affirmative action as a matter of course on university campuses. Major blow to the Black culture trying to reset the merit based attitude of America. Interestingly, coverage notes this is a victory for the Asian folks as they are the main folks being discriminated against, not Whites.

    Affirmative action has been the cause of much of the anti-White attitudes on the college campus. Now grading skin color as an entrance criteria is unconstitutional and illegal.

    We will see how the Liberal college regimes try to get around this rule.

    Next on the agenda, college loan payouts

    Coming soon, reparations.

    • Islander June 29, 2023 at 11:55 am #


      Here is some deep background, by Ron Unz, on the lawsuits that resulted, finally, in the SCOTUS decision, particularly the Harvard lawsuit (Unz has collected a lot of the data that supported the contention of Asian American students that they were being discriminated against in favor of less-qualified black and Latino students):


      In case anyone wants to read a general account of the decision (and the dissents, which IMO are fairly weak), the CNN story serves:


      • JohnAZ June 29, 2023 at 12:02 pm #

        I judge decisions made by our political bodies largely on their ability to promote a merit less gimme state in the country.

        Gimmes have no future, neither does a country that bases its decisions on the gimme mentality.

        TheDNC favors gimme gimme gimme as a power grab. Stupidification has made this possible.

    • Q. Shtik June 29, 2023 at 12:02 pm #

      skin color as an entrance criteria is unconstitutional and illegal. – JAZ



      • JohnAZ June 29, 2023 at 12:02 pm #

        Yep, thanks.

        • BackRowHeckler June 29, 2023 at 12:08 pm #

          Where would we be without Q here to break our balls?

          • Disaffected June 29, 2023 at 12:43 pm #

            Breaking balls is a rich New Jersey tradition.

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          • Disaffected June 29, 2023 at 6:39 pm #

            He doesn’t like to advertise this, but Q. used to be a regular out front down at Satriale’s. The big guy loved his dry sense of humor, especially when he’d bust on Paulie Walnuts. Paulie always gave him the stink eye and told him to “watch your fucking mouth” when Q. would correct him, but he knew better than to touch him. That Paulie was always a tough nut to crack.

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    • SoftStarLight June 29, 2023 at 1:53 pm #

      Ughh. You stole my post lol. I was going to post about it hoping to be the first. Well shucks.

      John, it isn’t necessarily blacks who are attempting to reset the merit based attitude of historical America. Actually its white progressives and actually Asian progressives too who decided blacks were dumb and needed special favors and a discrimination system that favors blacks in order to compete with other races. Schools in black areas have always been underfunded and intentionally kept very basic. It’s a racist attitude to think blacks can’t compete intellectually with others. But it would be only fair to provide them with the same educational opportunities and not treat them like they are dumb. Progressives and marxists are never going to do this because they require a compliant and dumb downed underclass to serve as street goons and enforcers and so forth and so on.

      • Islander June 29, 2023 at 2:02 pm #

        ” But it would be only fair to provide them with the same educational opportunities and not treat them like they are dumb. ”

        Official educational opportunities start where some children are already behind the 8-ball because of their family environment. I am sure there are statistics somewhere that show which 6-year-olds already have some reading and arithmetic skills when they enter first grade.

        • SoftStarLight June 29, 2023 at 2:18 pm #

          Yes that is definitely a problem. Some parents are not working with their kids early on to build up their reading and math skills and encourage thinking through things etc. Here is an interesting article about this. Also a very strong class component to this. That is why they make such a big deal about head start and all but the problem is schools are focusing more on political and social indoctrination and not simply learning and the basics like reading, and math and definitely not writing anymore.


        • Jarek June 29, 2023 at 2:46 pm #

          My parents didn’t prep me at all. Didn’t read to me. There were hardly any books in the house. Yet I throve.

          My Father read a fair amount of Anti-Masonic stuff in his youth and was a racist. I have far surpassed his learning. But he was right about something that I though was wacky: He said the Orange Order and the Masons were the same. And indeed, they had joined together in Old Ireland, particularly in the North. I don’t know what the rest of Masonry thought about that, but in any case, it apparently happened.

          My parents just didn’t consider it their job to get me ready for school or for life I’m afraid. A lower class mentality – even though they were rising up into the middle class all the while.

          • SoftStarLight June 29, 2023 at 3:06 pm #

            You have a high IQ and that is likely why you were able to surpass the obstacles of culture and behaviors. Before I went to school my mom was making sure that I was reading and understanding simple math. Lol, I remember all that “no that isn’t correct” and I remember she used to correct us on word pronunciation and mis-phrasing things and such. Its funny because I still had to take remedial math classes and was never great in the sciences. So I think it’s that different people just have different strengths.

          • Disaffected June 29, 2023 at 4:02 pm #

            Yet I throve.

            That’s correct usage, although it certainly doesn’t sound like it to my ear. Can’t remember anyone ever claiming to have throve before. And thus we find out even more about the great mystery that is Yaros.

          • SoftStarLight June 29, 2023 at 4:19 pm #

            Well he is really smart. He’s big brained lol. 🙂

          • Disaffected June 29, 2023 at 4:56 pm #

            Does that mean he’s got a prominent brow? Hmm…

          • Q. Shtik June 29, 2023 at 5:49 pm #

            he was right about something that I though was wacky – Jar


            Why do you continue to leave the final letter (t) off ^this^ word? I wish I had a dime for every time you’ve done it.

          • Jarek June 29, 2023 at 10:52 pm #

            Dis: I’ve never used it before but I felt great joy as the jinn gave it to me and I printed it. I love our language, in a different way than Q, but very real nonetheless.

        • Anthea June 29, 2023 at 11:29 pm #

          There are a couple of excuses that are always trotted out whenever anyone points out black students’ poor academic performance. One of them is that the reason about 80% of blacks can’t read when they graduate from high school is because they’re parents didn’t read to them when they were young. The other excuse is “the soft racism of low expectations.”

          I have taught in all-black schools, and, sooner or later, you have to face the facts. The reason blacks don’t achieve academically is because they CAN’T.

          While it’s true that kids benefit if their parents read to them, value education, and have high expectations of them, most black kids would benefit very little. If a kid can’t read after spending 12 years in school, this means he is UNABLE to learn to read.

          This, as one of my friends who has black grandchildren put it, “doesn’t mean they should be viewed as ‘less than human.'” There are things that many functionally illiterate/innumerate blacks can do. (From what I’ve seen, I think many blacks are gifted when it comes to various crafts, for example.)

          And, by the way, if you want to know the REAL beef that blacks have with whites, it is precisely that whites have a tendency to view blacks as, “less than human.” I think this is mostly because the government has historically intruded in race relations so as to create a deep animosity between whites and blacks.

          Way back in the 1930s, Nock remarked that certain government intrusions had created a situation in which, in his opinion, there could never be a “humane solution” to our racial problems. (I think he was probably talking about Reconstruction.)

          I think a humane solution would be possible, if we could get government out of the picture. But both whites and blacks need to be realistic about blacks’ abilities.

          • Islander June 30, 2023 at 7:45 am #

            Thanks for this input.

            I am not carrying a flag for any view or position, as I really don’t know enough about the subject personally.

            Are you saying that no blacks can learn to read or excel in academic subjects?

            Because there are also quite a few whites who are academically weak (aka stupid), have little interesting in learning, and are never successful in school, can barely understand how to compute a percentage, etc.

      • Jarek June 29, 2023 at 2:40 pm #

        An old story in America: A charter or “test school” is opened, requiring strict standards. Local Blacks notice that there are no or hardly any Blacks. They complain. The School Principle is terrified and caves. No more test and the standards are lowed. Even if the Blacks didn’t misbehave there is no reason for parents to keep their kids there since what they came for is gone. And of course the Blacks do misbehave so these very involved parents move quickly and transformation of the school into a shithole is amazingly swift. This has been the story for decades.

        It’s just culture? Over a hundred years of IQ testing says otherwise.

        • SoftStarLight June 29, 2023 at 2:56 pm #

          Well I mean there are differences between people in terms of cognitive skills so that does have to be understood yes. I do think the problem is that standards should not be lowered just based on receipt of complaints. That sort of culture of catering to the complainers is also a part of the problem that is occurring. So if few black students are part of the program early on their opportunities for participation in greater numbers is possible if the scenario that you outline is not allowed to unfold. Humans are so adaptable that likely in some instances and perhaps more than we understand cultural behaviors and ingrained behaviors can have a larger sway than cognitive ability. And cognitive ability can be increased with the right focus and effort.

          • Jarek June 29, 2023 at 10:48 pm #

            Blacks demand it. They are very, very good at demanding. Masters. No one had to teach them that. But yes: the Jews helped them organize, founding the NAACP for example. They learned much from them, and they kicked them to the curb. They realized that they were just using them to get at Whites. From the Jewish pov, they were devoid of gratitude. And they’ll certainly never have any towards us either, not matter how much they get from us.

            The Tribe and their White Liberal fellow travelers haven’t stopped supporting them in the media. They’re still using them to tear us down. Why stop using something that works? Blacks still benefit, so they can curse all they want, but their hands are still out.

            Blacks have been given brand new schools with top of the line facilities. Results? Nothing but the joy of trashing the place.

        • JohnAZ June 29, 2023 at 3:20 pm #


          This is one time I agree with Jarek.

          The real underlying problem is that as a whole, the Black idea of life is very different from the mainstream, the common culture that formed this country.

          When Blacks talk about 1619, they are declaring that the European way of thought is wrong, and the dependent, tribal based, matriarchal culture of the Blacks is what should be put in place. IOW, gimme, gimme, gimme. Chicago is called out, over and over, and indeed does show what Blacks want.

          The number one enemy of a self responsible Black community is the absence of fathers in families and the consequent rise of gangs, mostly criminally financed, to take over the paternal role. Fathers provide direction and morality to children, especially boys as a role model. The stereotype is “just wait until your father gets home”. Until the Black father takes on the responsibility to provide for the families they create, the dysfunction of the Black community will continue.

          Our illustrious Democratic controlled government has used the Black faction, in order to get their votes, to start to change the European common culture to a Blackish one. Hence the perverting of the intersexual mores of the country and increase of the welfare state. The SCOTUS decision is a perfect example, the Asian community was being discriminated against by the Black community with admissions to upper education. IOW, big achievers from family based backgrounds were being skipped over for Black based candidates. Anything to progress the Blackish way of life.

          It is a contest of cultures, who sets the psychology of the society. Right now, the WOKish side that favors the loser mentality, all races, has control of the DNC, thus DC.
          Why the Black dependency exists is subject for volumes? Slavery? Lack of racial IQ? Loss of fathers? Inferiority complex as a race? Criminal nature?

          Successful Blacks, and there are loads of them, have a common denominator, rejection of the Black culture and acceptance of the common culture to run their lives by. These folks are Uncle Toms to the Black community, instead of role models for the children that they should be.

          It is a huge problem in the USA, a huge undigestible lump in the country’s gut. I believe the WOKish attitude of Blackish people and their supporters is what is going to split up this country.

          Diversity is dividing, not uniting.

          • SoftStarLight June 29, 2023 at 4:38 pm #

            Well I think we are more or less in agreement though. But I still think that it really is actually white and asian progressives pushing this “blackish” agenda. The black community was intentionally devastated by the intel agencies a long time ago so they could be used as foot soldiers for the regime when needed. A long time ago most blacks had intact families but that changed after the intervention of the regime and when they started assassinating the black leaders. Your right and we can’t get around it. Diversity is really tough under a single tent. Everybody needs a camp.

          • Islander June 29, 2023 at 5:15 pm #


            I sort of think (still thinking about this) that many black children were harmed by integration. I know that some blacks think this. For many blacks (and whites), integration of schools has been a major distraction from concentrating on learning the three R’s.

            Depends a lot of the specific situation, of course.

            I avoid making any analogous comments regarding coed tertiary education, because anything I say will become grist for Jarek’s woman-hating mill and grinding ax. . .

          • JohnAZ June 29, 2023 at 5:22 pm #


            I repeat, is it possible for two very opposite groups of people to exist together?

            I do not think so.

            Schools are only as good as the students ambition to learn. Black society disparages education, White tolerates it, and Asians worships it.

            Hmmm, might just explain a lot, including today’s SCOTUS case.

          • Islander June 29, 2023 at 6:32 pm #


            I am not a black and don’t really know any blacks.

            So, but, I think there is a strong peer pressure among some black demographics not to be brainy and do well in school. Be tough!

            But, there is also a very strong strain of anti-intellectualism in American society generally.

            So, where does the “general” anti-intellectualism stops and ghetto minority version start?

            I believe that many black families and especially black grandmothers have tried to steer their male children toward excelling in school as a value. And if they were in black schools with black teachers, or nowhere near a tough city ghetto, it may have been easier to overcome the negative peer pressure.

          • Disaffected June 29, 2023 at 7:00 pm #

            But, there is also a very strong strain of anti-intellectualism in American society generally.


            Given the performance of so-called “intellectuals” in recent years, I’m hardly surprised. Working around a great many of them who proclaim to be in at least their chosen field, I can certainly attest they’re not actually all that intellectual in most cases, either.

          • Islander June 29, 2023 at 9:03 pm #


            That was not really what I was referring to.

            There is a longstanding cultural disdain of people who value knowledge.

            IMO, or at least what I meant, has nothing really to do with the social gyrations of the past three years.

            In popular culture such as cartoons etc. it is a zero-sum game between being “smart” (a nerd with Coke bottle glasses) and cool/tough (jock who gets the girls).

            People who were brought up to speak properly drop their g’s to show that they are just one of the guys, not putting on airs.

            Wisecracking is more highly valued in a social setting than actually talking about something.

          • Jarek June 29, 2023 at 10:58 pm #

            Islander’s idea of unisexual schools is worth looking into in. But only for the Elite. And of course, Feminism must be stamped out or you’re just creating lezzies and homos.

    • MaryQueen June 29, 2023 at 7:19 pm #

      I’m guessing they will find a way around it. It’s not as if most institutions don’t already operate outside the law. We found that out during covid.

    • malthuss June 29, 2023 at 11:13 pm #

      see old article at Taki mag on sotomayor.

  84. Jarek June 29, 2023 at 2:19 pm #

    I believe in the non-binary God whose pronouns are plural.
    I believe in Jesus Christ, their child, who wore a fabulous tunic and had two dads and saw everyone as a sibling-child of God.
    I believe in the rainbow Spirit, who shatters our image of one white light and refracts it into a rainbow of gorgeous diversity.
    I believe in the church of everyday saints as numerous, creative, and resilient as patches on the AIDS quilt, whose feet are grounded in mud and whose eyes gaze at the stars in wonder.
    I believe in the calling to each of us that love is love is love, so beloved, let us love.
    I believe, glorious God. Help my unbelief. Amen.

    The “Sparkle Creed” was originally penned in 2021 by Rev. Rachel Small Stokes, pastor of Immanuel United Church of Christ in Louisville, Kentucky.

    Jarek: Note the hatred of the White light, one of the greatest symbols of the very God. One recalls Saruman’s mockery of the White Robe and his proud display of his Peacock Robe of many colors.

    Christ called only men to the Priesthood for a reason. They’re far less likely to fall into foolishness like this than women are. Sound doctrine is both a map and a staff to travel with. It’s not a luxury.

    The Grace of God can uplift all of course, even those of the lower races and those born as women. Sister Wilhelmina was both Black and female, yet she may well have attained unto sanctity. And pride in our pedigree can easily be our undoing. As can shame in it, the current idolatry and missing of the mark.

    • JohnAZ June 29, 2023 at 3:34 pm #

      Actually Christ had female followers that followed him like the 12. Mary Magdalene was the most mentioned example. His ministry was supported by wealthy women.

      Paul of Tarsus was the author of the males only club that officially became the priesthood after the Nicene conference. It made the RCC a patriarchal society.

      Healthy societies exist when homogeneous in culture and a blend of ideals from all parties. Dysfunctional societies occur when folks cannot or will not assimilate and split society apart in their struggle for power. That includes the male female split.

      You can guess which the USA has become.

      The US will never heal and the discord will have to be dealt with in the future.

      Is the future breakdown of America going to be debt related or a product of cultural dysfunction, or both?

      • JohnAZ June 29, 2023 at 5:17 pm #

        Also, due to human qualities, is the split inevitable?

      • Jarek June 29, 2023 at 10:39 pm #

        The 12: The first Bishops. And they made the Priest, nary a woman among them.

        Women can attain sanctity along their own path as I have already said. If they yearn for masculine glory, it is almost certain they will fail on both paths.

  85. Disaffected June 29, 2023 at 5:02 pm #

    Just watched Valkyrie on HBO, Tom Cruise’s epic about a failed coup in Hitler’s Germany. Poor Tommy meets a bullet at the end, but goes out defiant and heroic, as always. Great movie, but I can’t help but wonder about the timing and if they’re trying to subtly tie it to Priggy’s “attempted coup” in Putin’s Russia.

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  86. JohnAZ June 29, 2023 at 5:16 pm #

    The main point of the above.

    Blacks succeed when they join in, they assimilate and use the tools of the common culture to advance themselves, mostly education. The Black culture frowns on education, calling it a tool of Whitey. Only Toms want to go to college or even finish high school.

    Think about that. The tool that will lift Blacks out of the gutter is a bad thing to that culture, in their eyes.

    Contrary to the Left Wokesters, the student makes the difference, their attitude about school. Here is a place where that missing father makes a big difference.

    Dad goes to work, brings home the bacon, disciplines the kids, gives them a role model to grow up with, right?

    Not in South Chicago, the gangs are the “fathers” of their society. Criminality is their code.

    Today’s affirmative action by SCOTUS will make very little difference as most of the Black community is not interested anyway.

  87. KesaAnna June 29, 2023 at 6:05 pm #

    ” Paul of Tarsus was the author of the males only club that officially became the priesthood after the Nicene conference. It made the RCC a patriarchal society. ”

    Uh , No.

    And plain No.

    And a flat No.

    The criteria for priests was set in Old Testament times , long before anyone had even heard of Christ.

    And who set the criteria ?


    who set the criteria was God.

    Why ?

    Enough theological rumination and theorem has gone into that question , actually , to pile the books up to eye – level.

    It was not something random that one guy pulled out of his ass.

    Baring reading all of that ,

    you could ask God.

    Maybe he would return your phone calls ?

    Is it fair ?

    Is it fair that only men can impregnate , and only women that can get pregnant ?

    Is it fair that when a girl cries the innate ( ? ) reaction is to comfort her or placate her ,

    but when a boy cries the innate ( ? ) reaction is repulsion and revulsion ?

    Is it fair that women are too soft and too small , and that men are too big and too coarse? ?

    Is it fair that life must be lived forward , but can only be even remotely understood in hindsight ?

    Is it fair that health and beauty is wasted on the young ,

    and that commonly you acquire experience and wisdom when you are no longer in any shape to use it ?

    ” The Catholic Church is a women – hating patriarchy ” is a superficially – convincing slogan ,

    but alike that slogan that says the American Civil War was fought because the hearts of some Social – Darwinist , Imperialist Whites bled for some Black people who , typically , lived three states away whom they had never seen or met.

    If you believe that one , I can’t help you.

    • MaryQueen June 29, 2023 at 7:09 pm #

      Zing! Nice one, Kesa.

  88. KesaAnna June 29, 2023 at 6:24 pm #

    ” The number one enemy of a self responsible Black community is the absence of fathers in families ”

    I can’t seem to point this out enough ;

    There is no responsibility without authority.

    It is stick AND carrot.

    One who believes that it can be stick , stick , and more stick ,

    is the irresponsible and impractical one ,

    the airy idealist , not the sober practitioner of realpolitik .

    Modern man wants to give the state the power to order a fellow around in his own living room or kitchen ,

    but then is dismayed when the natural consequence is abdication of responsibility.

    He fancies that because it is a group of a thousand Jackals issueing the fiat , instead of a single King or dictator Wolf ,

    that that somehow magically makes it different.

    It is not different.

    Responsibility without authority is slavery.

    And slaves can be expected to act like …… slaves.

    Present conditions are not a case of the low ( Black People ) dragging down the high . ( White people )

    It is a case of what was applied to one group of people for 300 years , now being applied to the entire society and everyone —

    — except the 2%.

    And 98% of White People do NOT belong to that club either.

    • Disaffected June 29, 2023 at 6:56 pm #

      It is a case of what was applied to one group of people for 300 years , now being applied to the entire society and everyone —
      — except the 2%.
      And 98% of White People do NOT belong to that club either.

      Bingo! You’re in fine form again tonight, Kesa!

  89. KesaAnna June 29, 2023 at 6:30 pm #

    I suppose that I should add that since the Protestant Reformation 500 years ago ,

    and the American Revolution 200 years ago ,

    it has hardly been unusual for blue – blood Junkers , born with golden spoons up their asses ,

    to goose – step under a banner of human rights and self – determination ,

    when they don’t remotely have such goals in mind.

  90. KesaAnna June 29, 2023 at 8:12 pm #

    ” The Black culture frowns on education ”

    My perception is that the ENTIRE society conflates job skills and money with education ,

    when they are quite clear different things.

    I suppose you could say that an easy familiarity with The Dialogues of Plato or the plays of Shakespeare is a job skill ,

    like knowing your way around a lawn mower is a job skill .

    You could be an over – paid teacher , and pretend you actually give a shit about someone elses spoiled brat ,

    but then the Dialogues of Plato or the plays of Shakespeare may never even enter into it anyway ,

    when your paymasters want you to teach Maya Angelou and Isabella Rossellini instead.

    Otherwise , while knowing how to fix a bad starter might rake in the bucks ,

    knowing Plato like he was your cousin might very well never make you a dime.

    Prior to 1950 , for men , less than 20% of them ever went to college.

    For women , prior to 1970 less than 20% of them ever went to college.

    Who did go to college , then ?

    College was a finishing school for the already made.

    For the already existing aristocracy , for the folks already on country club row.

    Notice those old pictures of Dukes and Princes , with their Orders of Bath and Orders of the Golden Fleece on their chests .

    Did they get those medals fighting off an entire battalion single – handed ?

    Not at all.

    College degrees were much the same sort of thing.

    Anyway , again ,

    modern society conflates money / job skills with education .

    Not a big deal ?

    If seriously muddying the waters isn’t a big deal.

    The average American , Black or White , doesn’t give a shit about education .

    Surely the typical denizen of CFN has noticed that letter writing and essay writing is as weird , unusual , and deviant a practice these days among holders of Masters Degrees as it is among Gang – Bangers ? ?


    who the fuck writes any more ??

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    • Islander June 30, 2023 at 9:28 am #

      Gosh, that’s a lot of writing to state the obvious!

  91. MaryQueen June 29, 2023 at 10:22 pm #

    RFK, Jr. is lamenting the end of Affirmative Action, and touting CRT.

    Do you get it, yet?


    • malthuss June 29, 2023 at 11:14 pm #

      now i get it.

      o those kennedys.

    • Jarek June 29, 2023 at 11:41 pm #

      He’s bad to the bone.

    • Jarek June 29, 2023 at 11:53 pm #

      SSL – good data here. See the vicious discrimination against Whites and Asians in favor of the lower races, with Blacks as the lowest and thus getting the most gibs.

      Anybody think they’re equal? Prove it. It’s on you.

    • Jarek June 30, 2023 at 12:11 am #

      Good thing you didn’t get that job with him that you applied for.

  92. tom clark June 29, 2023 at 10:28 pm #

    Bobby’ll make some waves…remains to be seen how far he’ll get.

  93. malthuss June 29, 2023 at 11:16 pm #

    Successful Blacks, and there are loads of them

    lets finish that. Due to AA, scholarships, work etc some are in the money..

    Go to Haiti, see if there is success there.
    the blacks even ruined the language and are banned from the other side of the island.

    • Jarek June 29, 2023 at 11:54 pm #

      Good point. There was once a small Black middle class – but it was real. Would it have grown? Who can say.

      The current situation is utterly unreal as you say.

  94. tucsonspur June 29, 2023 at 11:38 pm #

    ‘Responsibility without authority is slavery.
    And slaves can be expected to act like …… slaves.
    Present conditions are not a case of the low ( Black People ) dragging down the high . ( White people )
    It is a case of what was applied to one group of people for 300 years , now being applied to the entire society and everyone —
    — except the 2%.
    And 98% of White People do NOT belong to that club either.’ Kesa

    90%, 95%, 98%, whatever, not belonging to the ‘club’ has almost always been the case, almost everywhere. It has always been the haves and the have nots. Yes, I could agree however, that we do have more of an enslavement of the proletariat than a dictatorship of the same.

    Be that as it may, millions upon millions of people have responsibility without much authority, people who are trying to make ends meet, to help their families, to better themselves. Fast food workers, bus drivers, store clerks, etc., even teachers for example, who may have ‘authority’ over their students but don’t possess it to any real, larger scale, meaningful degree.

    You call this slavery and I call it the historically harsh aspects of reality, which many people have had to face since time began and who have faced it bravely and with a determination that at times I found lacking in myself. It has always been thus; Most people simply cannot be rich and powerful, full of authority, it’s just not the way of the world.

    Present conditions ARE a case of the low dragging down the high, which is what the Obama-Biden policies are largely about. Blacks and browns across the border, dilute the Whites is the order. Don’t be fooled by the delusion of diversity. Is your perspective coming through a black’s and a ho’s-colored glasses? Therein may lie the roots of your bleak cynicism, and it’s understandable.

    • Jarek June 29, 2023 at 11:45 pm #

      A fine post. Life is harsh. Watch some nature videos. Some of them are hard to watch. As Mumford’s guru said, I have not yet seen a fully human life. Brief glimmers like old Athens, Florence, England at its best, Paris, earlier America. That’s it. And only for a time.

      The beautiful ones are not yet born.

      • tucsonspur June 30, 2023 at 12:05 am #

        Thanks, J. I guess you mean Lewis, “our national flower is the concrete overleaf”?

        Thanks for reminding me about him.

        • tucsonspur June 30, 2023 at 12:21 am #

          cloverleaf, that is

        • Jarek June 30, 2023 at 12:22 am #

          Yes. He was a fine early writer about many of these themes. A true Liberal in the classical sense. He despised his peers kowtowing to arrogant minorities demanding everything, deserving nothing. Those ones that did deserve, well that was another story.

          Of course I don’t agree with him on that. And therein lies a tale. But I gained much by reading him.

      • Islander June 30, 2023 at 7:50 am #

        Who was Mumford’s guru?


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