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In a confab of friends on a warm evening this weekend, someone asked: Do you think what’s going on is due to incompetence or malevolence? The USA is certainly skidding into a great and traumatic re-set featuring a much lower standard of living for most citizens amidst a junkyard of broken institutions. But so are all the other nations of Western Civ. If it’s not being managed by malign forces, such as der Schwabenklaus and his WEF myrmidons, then it sure looks like some sort of controlled demolition. The big question hanging over the 2022 election, then, is: Must America commit suicide?

What provoked the mental illness of the Left? What turned the Democratic Party into the Party of Chaos? It seemed pretty sane in 1996 when President Bill Clinton declared — to much surprise — in his State of the Union address that “the era of big government is over.” Of course, few understood back then how cravenly corrupt the Clintons were, even especially as Hillary launched her own political career once Bill’s turn was over. Few, I daresay, thought at the time that Hillary would come to eclipse Bill in influence — though more came to suspect that the first lady operated as the demented megalomaniac she has proved to be.

Gawd knows what went on in that Shakespearean marriage… but the Democratic Party in the post-2000 Hillary years discovered that its very existence required the government to get ever-bigger because the American economy — the real, on-the-ground economy outside Wall Street’s financialization hall of mirrors — was withering away with the off-shoring of industry and something was needed to replace it. And, by the way, let’s stipulate that the Republican Party mostly abetted all that, even despite transient rumblings from its Tea Party renegades.

Forgive me at this juncture for repeating my oft-stated theory of history: Things happen because they seem like a good idea at the time. Off-shoring seemed like a good idea at the time. Fob off all those filthy, polluting factories onto other countries, and pay the natives three bucks a day to make all the stuff we needed. Plus, pay for the stuff with US treasuries (IOUs). What a racket! But then every activity in America was turning into a racket — which is to say, making money dishonestly — until it became the immersive economic milieu of the land. Even the two most noble endeavors in our society, education and medicine, disgraced themselves with shameless moneygrubbing.

Something weird happened starting in 2004 when one Barack Obama came onstage at the Democratic convention that nominated the haircut-in-search-of-a-brain called John Kerry. The new star lit up the joint posing as a Great Uniter. And four years later he made a fool of Hillary, cutting her off at the pass from seizing her supposedly ineluctable turn — and supreme glass-ceiling-breakthrough triumph — as president. Where’d he come from? This pavement-pounding community organizer with the 1000-watt smile?

In retrospect, Barack Obama appears to have been manufactured out of some misty Marxist cabal of the Far Left that infested a sub-basement of the Democratic Party. He came on-board in 2009, just as all that skeezy financialization blew up the banks and launched the era of government rescue operations that heaped previously unimaginable quantities of debt on the USA’s already unmanageable burden. Republican George Bush II got the blame for all that and Mr. Obama proceeded to make it a lot worse.

Barack Obama served as liberalism’s bowling trophy, the capstone of the great civil rights crusade: a black president, proof of America’s moral uprightness. He managed to do next to nothing to change the conditions that had wrecked black America — namely, the paternalistic policies that shattered families — but he put up a good front while the country teetered economically. And notice that his DOJ, under Attorney General Eric Holder, managed to avoid prosecuting anyone but mortgage vampire Angelo Mozilo for all the banking crimes of the day. Meanwhile, President Obama took care of Hillary by anointing her Secretary of State, from which perch she grifted tens of millions of dollars into the coffers of the janky Clinton Foundation. Smooth moves there. In the end, Mr. Obama remained an enigma, passing the baton to Her Inevitableness in 2016 — which she commenced to blow utterly in overestimating her own political charm — she had none — and underestimating the appeal of her opponent, the Golden Golem of Greatness, Donald Trump.

Mr. Trump’s astonishing victory apparently disordered Hillary’s mind. She was reportedly too drunk late that election night to even appear at the podium to make the excruciating concession speech. But her Russian Collusion operation ginned up months earlier had already set in motion a great vengeance machine which partisans in the DOJ, FBI, CIA, and State Department ran with through the whole of Mr. Trump’s term in the White House, climaxing in the orchestrated election frauds of 2020, which installed Barack Obama’s empty vessel of a stand-in “Joe Biden” as president.

The amalgamated pathologies of Barack Obama’s reign — which includes the birth of Wokery, the Jacobin-Marxist crusade to trash culture and economy — and Hillary Clinton’s psychotic thirst for revenge has transformed the Democrats into the Party of Chaos, presiding over the suicide of America, and Western Civ with it. Which, of course, prompts the question: Who exactly is running Barack Obama? I don’t pretend to know at this point. Many people I know are sure it is an international banking claque. The part that doesn’t add up is the supposed banking claque’s utter lack of political charm. Nobody in Western Civ is for them, in the sense that they offer any salvation program from either the disorders of Woke culture or the disorders of crumbling economic globalism.

Mysteries abound now, and they are disconcerting to an extreme. How did the polite and rational society called Canada fall under the punishing sway of Justin Trudeau?  Ditto the apparently insane Australia and New Zealand? Ditto the Europeans, who followed America’s absurd campaign to make Ukraine a war zone, and who now face a winter with no fuel for industry or home heating — and possibly a descent into new medievalism. Perhaps the Covid bamboozle did that, just drove them over the edge. (And they will soon learn what a deadly con that was, especially the “vaccine” feature.)

Personally, I think we under-appreciate the tendings of history per se, and that tending these days is the set of circumstances adding up to a Long Emergency, a.k.a. the Fourth Turning, a.k.a, Mr. J.M. Greer’s Long Descent. In plain English, we’re exiting the techno-industrial fiesta of the past 200-odd years and entering the uncharted territory of what-comes-next, and that is driving the immense anxiety of the age. Our business model for everything is broken, mostly because the fossil fuel situation has become so uncertain, and it is driving us nuts. Understand that and you will have enough mental equipment operating correctly to stay sane.

Suicide is hardly the only option. Resist those who want to drag you into it. We are going to carry on one way or another. We’re going to make it through this bottleneck. Let the insane bury the insane. Keep your eyes peeled, keep your hearts open, and keep your powder dry.


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  1. Walter B August 22, 2022 at 9:48 am #

    ast Thursday, the 18th of August, a fuse was lit by China’s Foreign Minister Zhao Lijian that has the possibility of destroying the last vestiges of any confidence the American people still have in their government. He tweeted that “Everyone needs a clear understanding of himself. So does a nation” along with a graphic that shows what the victim countries of our reign of terror think of us, what we think of us, and what we actually do. Our victims see the mushroom cloud over Hiroshima and the destruction of the many countries that we have mauled since then. We see ourselves as Superman on a mission. What we actually do is illustrated by the collapsing WTC towers. The reports of this tweet claim that it “suggests” that 911 was an inside job but it is far worse than that, it is an indictment of that fact.

    I know and have spoken with people who were in foreign countries on that day and who saw and heard how other nations reported on what was happening and what their citizens believe happened. America has been doing what is does best for over twenty years now, living in denial. Colonel Jessup was right, they cannot handle the truth and if the fuse that was lit by this tweet somehow manages to find its way to the powder keg it is intended to set off, America is going to explode. The Deep State is hoping that it will so it can loose its wrath on the American people just as it is doing now to the Orange Man. If the masses are wise enough to refrain from a violent reaction, they will still suffer from the resulting total loss of confidence in our “leaders” and our failed system. The “Under New Management” flag will soon be raised over the US capitol when the CCP moves in to take over and probably without firing a single shot. Why conquer us when you can simply buy us out which they have already done through the current administration.

    Optimism is not repeating to yourself that everything is fine and will only get better and nothing can ever happen here to screw up the unending parties, holidays, and entertainment. Optimism is getting yourself as prepared as you can be for a rainy day and knowing that whatever happens next that you will face it as best as you can. It is not the strongest nor the smartest that survive, but those that are best able to adapt to change.

    • spaingaroo August 22, 2022 at 10:03 am #

      thanks for that news Walt. I hadn’t come across it yet.

      • Walter B August 22, 2022 at 10:30 am #

        I searched with Duckduckgo using “china foreign minister tweet” and it comes up on a site called National Review. Of course, these days who can know what is real and what is not, but real or not, it’s still out there. How long before it is official? We will just have to wait and see.

        • spaingaroo August 22, 2022 at 10:47 am #

          I just searched for the name and he has it as a pinned tweet

          • spaingaroo August 22, 2022 at 10:49 am #

            twitter.com/zlj517 there it is plain as day

          • Paula D August 22, 2022 at 12:31 pm #

            I scrolled down and noticed that he also had a tweet about Xinxiang in which he points out that Muslim countries have no complaints about the treatment of Muslims there, but the US, which has killed a million Muslims in the last 20 years, is quite concerned.
            Very concerned. Because they care.
            I forget who was talking about the Muslims in Xinxiang a couple of threads ago, but that tweet is instructive.

        • Hereward the Woke August 22, 2022 at 11:34 am #

          I’ve just read two brilliant analyses of the overall global situation in particular and the Ukraine debacle in particle by Paul Craig Roberts and Egon von Greyerz. James’s latest missive is as good as both of them. Sheer brilliance. Thank you, James, for the privilege of reading you. Oh, and God help us all!

          • Walter B August 22, 2022 at 11:47 am #

            Jim is my main source of news and intelligence (in both senses of the term) along with Greg Hunter of USA Watchdog.com who frequently interviews Dr. Roberts, Egon, and many other excellent people. Thank you, Jim, we owe you big time! (That’s why I support your site on Patreon and encourage all to do so too).

    • Steve in FL August 22, 2022 at 10:33 am #

      “It is not the strongest nor the smartest that survive, but those that are best able to adapt to change.” True.

      Around the 2016 election I discovered the story of WTC7 and swallowed that red pill, stunned.

      Thanks for the info, Walter.

      Great article as always Mr. JHK!

      • Paula D August 22, 2022 at 12:33 pm #

        It’s amazing how they managed to disappear that building, and its demolition, isn’t it.
        Same as the anthrax attacks that started a week after 9-11 and scared the entire country far more than 9-11.
        Right down the Memory Hole.

        • Walter B August 22, 2022 at 1:14 pm #

          One of the most telling pieces of evidence that we engineers seem to be the only ones that truly understand is the principle of “free-fall”. Free-fall is minimum time it takes for an object that is dropped from a height to hit the ground when there is nothing between it and the ground to slow it down. If there are any objects between the object and the ground, it takes longer than free-fall to impact because the fall is slowed down when every object is encountered.

          In order to achieve free fall, if there are any objects in between the falling object and the ground, they must be removed before the object strikes them which would slow the falling object down. Hence controlled demolition remains as THE ONLY explanation. Period, end of story.

          • Slugoon August 22, 2022 at 2:50 pm #

            Thinking about this, Walter.

            What are the effects of, say, a large floor of a building falling and impacting subsequent floors below it?

            Could not the potential shockwaves of collapsing floors transfer enormous amounts of destructive energy vertically down the structure at a much faster rate than would a free-falling object?

            I’m not an engineer but I still don’t understand which bits of the WTC collapsed impossibly.

          • Paula D August 22, 2022 at 3:46 pm #

            Good explanation Walter.
            Slugoon asks if the impact of the top floors could somehow destroy the bottom floors also, which was the first Official Explanation put out. Of course, as you say, even if a floor falling on another floor could somehow collapse 110 floors, it would not happen at free fall speed.
            I dropped an iron pan on the floor and amazingly enough, that heavy object falling at free fall speed did NOT go through the floor, although there was a lot of energy involved, and I’m glad it didn’t hit my foot.

          • Night Owl August 22, 2022 at 4:44 pm #

            Bravo, Walter.

            This is exactly what Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth has been saying for 21 years now.

            Richard Gage used to make public appearances with a ball and a set of building blocks to help the cud-chewers understand.

            In order for those three towers to have fallen at or near FF speed (which they all did) ALL supporting elements needed to be blown to smithereens.

            Now what does that? It is unreal how blind people are.

          • Slugoon August 23, 2022 at 4:48 am #

            Not wanting to pick a fight, and I know it’s all been discussed to death before, but everyone is just asserting that all buildings fell at free-fall speed.

            I’ve been reading explanations from both sides and both make convincing arguments but in the case of 7 WTC I’m reading that free-fall was calculated to have occurred for only 2.25 seconds. Calculations seem to be relying on low-resolution video to determine the change in pixel colour at various points, not to mention the arc-length error associated with said low-resolution.

            In fairness to the average person, how are they, or indeed we, really in a position to state with certainty the speed at which the Towers fell?

            I have a healthy dose of skepticism with this because I’ve seen several armchair pilot ‘experts’ make claims about the airliners themselves that were laughable.

          • Slugoon August 23, 2022 at 4:50 am #

            And Paula’s ‘pan’ argument, I mean, come on?!

          • Night Owl August 23, 2022 at 8:56 am #

            IIRC, NIST’s own report was corrected after A&E pointed out that their calculated speeds were false.

            There is a video of them challenging the NIST spokesman before the correction.

            There is also the clear video evidence of the towers being literally pulverized.

          • Night Owl August 23, 2022 at 9:00 am #

            I also feel compelled to add: if by “armchair experts” on the flight path you are referring to me and our previous discussions, the path the Pentagon plane took was tested by Pilots for Truth in a simulator and none of them could come close to recreating it.

            Quite impressive that a cave dweller who could barely fly a Cessna was able to pull it off in a jetliner. But hey, what do I know?

            Off to get my 5th booster now.

          • ThorsHammer August 23, 2022 at 11:00 am #

            Walter

            There is free fall and then there is FEE Fall. FEE fall is when someone is paid to place an undamaged passport allegedly belonging to a hijacker aboard an airliner vaporized by hitting a building on top of a pile of rubble and then leading the “authorities” to it so the crime can be rapidly unraveled.

          • Paula D August 23, 2022 at 11:04 am #

            Yes, the pan argument is every bit as stupid as the “potential shockwaves transferring enormous amounts of destructive energy vertically….faster than a free-falling object”.

            Odd that you can only see it in my example. I see it in both.

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder August 23, 2022 at 11:20 am #

            but everyone is just asserting that all buildings fell at free-fall speed.

            Slugoon – no, he was specifically referring to WTC7, which did.

          • Night Owl August 23, 2022 at 11:35 am #

            Mango, the other two towers fell at near-freefall speeds.

            So close that it hardly matters. They were pulverized.

          • Slugoon August 23, 2022 at 12:31 pm #

            Paula, if I place a steel pole next to your head and smash the other end with a hammer, does it take the energy 9.8m/s/s to travel down the pole or would you feel it instantly?

            You’re right, the pan argument was stupid.

            No, Owl, I wasn’t referring to our previous discussions per se, but yes to some of the links you referred me to.

            And Mango, yes, all three buildings were asserted to have fallen freely above.

          • Paula D August 23, 2022 at 3:40 pm #

            What unnecessarily violent and appalling imagery, Slugoon.
            Apparently you react strongly to someone pointing out that your reasoning is flawed.
            But to carry through on your preferred method, would you hitting me on the head with an iron rod cause me to explode and collapse?
            Because as it happens, bits of human bones and flesh were found on the tops of surrounding skyscrapers. It is obvious to me that only explosives would be capable of ripping humans to shreds and flinging them up and out so far.

            But do go on and further explain how your pancake theory makes it possible for that to happen.
            Be sure to include ”potential energy” and ”gravity” in your explanation.

          • Slugoon August 23, 2022 at 3:57 pm #

            My original question was just that, a question. As far as I can tell, progressive collapse/implosion remains a valid possibility and merely reasoning over it appears to have triggered your own sensibilities.

            Since you know what happened I guess the case is closed. It’s just a shame you don’t have any convincing explanations you could share.

            I just like to examine the evidence from both sides and eliminate BS like bone and flesh being found atop adjacent skyscrapers. And that flying a plane into a skyscraper is impossible.

            Stand under the pole if you like, we can test the theory.

          • Paula D August 23, 2022 at 6:29 pm #

            Still fantasizing about violence I see.
            Your question was not an innocent question, it was a recital of the Official Narrative that you cling to even though it is no longer the Official Official Narrative.
            Sad.
            I did not invent the bone fragments found on neighboring roofs.
            It is obvious that you don’t allow information to enter your belief system, but here is an article about that anyway….
            .ae911truth.org/faqs/596-wtc-bone-fragments-still-surface-a-decade-after-911.html

          • Jarek August 23, 2022 at 6:34 pm #

            Slugo told me that he didn’t want to ever stand out. He doesn’t want to know things other people don’t know. Thus the official narrative is always his default position. It’s comforting! And hates anyone who would interfere in his warm/fuzzy.

          • Walter B August 23, 2022 at 6:47 pm #

            Well Slugoon, it may have been possible for the section of the buildings above the fire to have collapsed onto the floor below them which could have caused some form of collapse of that floor underneath. However, the steel below the fire remained at room temperature and therefore was unweakened in any fashion. At some point in a continuing collapse, the uncompromised structures would have caused the falling sections to either slide off to the side or plop down precariously on top of the remaining building.

            In order to pancake as perfectly as they did, the incongruous load of the falling sections would have to had remained completely and evenly distributed across the cross section, which is mathematically impossible without the aid of explosives.

            And then there is Building 7 which had no contact from any aircraft or jet fuel, and if the fires were started on the roof from falling debris, disregarding the total lack of enough temperature to even weaken the steel slightly, how the hell did the fires at the bottom collapse the structure without burning down the rest of the building from the top on their way down?

            The 911 Commission, much like the Warren Commission, refused to even talk about Building 7, just as the Warren Commission ignored the reports of activity on the Grassy Knoll.

            As long as criminal Deep Staters see that the American public is totally clueless, easily deceived and distracted, and not really giving a damn about anything they cannot drink, smoke, eat, or formicate with, we are going to continued to be treated like the dimwits that we have become.

          • Slugoon August 23, 2022 at 10:21 pm #

            Thanks, Walter, for giving your explanation of things, unlike the Jareks and Paulas of the forum who seem unable to tolerate people even asking questions never mind holding other views.

          • Amman August 24, 2022 at 11:16 am #

            All true But it begs the question “What is the object or objects that Engineers have identified and measured for free fall along the entire height of tower?”

            An even more powerful model or argument is Energetics – where we calculate the energy required to turn solid concrete, furniture and all solids objects in the twin towers into fine powdered dust.

            In my view, there were 2 big ones, 2 big explosions, in the basement with energy focussed and directed vertically upwards. A horrible day – with the stench of burning metal reaching all the way to midtown Manhattan.

          • Night Owl August 24, 2022 at 5:16 pm #

            Amman —

            From A&E:

            https://www.ae911truth.org/evidence/near-free-fall-acceleration

            Tower 7 was ofc in freefall, but the other two were so close it hardly matters. This is from the group that got NIST to change its own report on the collapse times.

          • Night Owl August 24, 2022 at 5:28 pm #

            Also Amman —

            here is the north tower being pulverized.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUDoGuLpirc&t=8s

            I don’t think I even need to comment further.

          • Walter B August 24, 2022 at 7:39 pm #

            Well Amman, as an engineer who studied strength of materials and structural steel design and spent a number of years designing structures out of steel beams and columns, I understand that it is a lot easier for me to understand this all than for the average citizen.

            I think the best way to show that the towers and Building 7 fell at free fall was that as you watch the videos over and over as we all did, you must pay attention to absolutely ALL of the falling debris mass as it plunged earthward. There is absolutely ZERO occurrences where ANY of the mass is slowed down or made to change direction in even the slightest fashion which would absolutely have happened if ANY part of the structures below put up even a little bit of resistance at all.

            Everything below failed to even slow down the downward trajectory of the falling mass. If you study the wide flange beams and rectangular steel columns that comprised the vertical support structure, especially around the central core elevator cluster and understood how steel structures fail in compression and have any professional knowledge of the physic involved, you could not come up with any opinion other than controlled demolition.

            There is a reason that engineers are nowhere near as popular as politicians because most folk prefer a bright and shiny lie over an unpleasant truth.

          • Night Owl August 25, 2022 at 5:44 am #

            Funnily enough, this popped up in a Twitter feed today:

            China demolishing multiple highrise buildings. The demolitions look like amateur hour, ofc, but the key here is that we see how nearly the entire building holds its structure as it falls.

            This further emphasizes the point that to have a free-fall collapse ALL supporting structures must be destroyed/pulverized. Dust.

            Compare these demos with what happened on 9/11. The idea that a plane on the upper floors and some fire pulverized the towers is beyond hilarious.

            https://twitter.com/WallStreetSilv/status/1561012114965557249

          • Amman August 25, 2022 at 4:55 pm #

            I see solid matter crushed and turned into ‘baking powder’ i.e. dust. Period. 90 percent of Concrete is turned to powder by a controlled demolition and by a massive Energetic blast or force (Translation: An extremely hot, fast moving pressure wave.) This explains is what is strong enough to expel beams structures horizontally out at high speed a long distance. 90 percent of that building was destroyed in place and descended as dust that billowed and spread itself out over downtown NY. Freefall ideas do not apply to this dust. Principles of Thermodynamics/Energetics do.

          • Night Owl August 25, 2022 at 5:27 pm #

            Well, Amman, you at least belive your lying eyes, and that puts you ahead of most people 🙂

            It’s freefall regardless. There is nothing to stop the downward trajectory of the larger contents, as everything else is pulverized.

        • Blackbird August 22, 2022 at 1:29 pm #

          But I’m sure everyone remembers that all 7 buildings of the World Trade Center eventually came down. And Mohammad Atta’s Flying Circus did it all.

          From Wikipedia: “Falling debris from the towers, combined with fires that the debris initiated in several surrounding buildings, led to the partial or complete collapse of all the WTC complex’s buildings including 7 World Trade Center, and caused catastrophic damage to 10 other large structures in the surrounding area.” (Italics mine – nice spin Wiki.)

          Did the other 10 large buildings come down too? At least 2 did – including the Deutsche Bank Building. It would be nice to know the final score. “2 airliners, 17 buildings”?
          Airmen of whom would Curtis B. LeMay
          would have been proud.

          • Uncle Bob August 22, 2022 at 6:41 pm #

            Hap Arnold, too.

    • workingclasshero August 22, 2022 at 10:37 am #

      As if American MSM is going to distribute that bit of foreign opinion. We’re a perfectly automatic censoring machine at the highest levels of the national media.

      • Paula D August 22, 2022 at 12:33 pm #

        BAM!

      • Amman August 24, 2022 at 11:25 am #

        It’s a machine made up of intertwined organizations. Many of them. And each org is made up of people. The censoring also exists at the lower and middle levels as well.

    • hortonz August 22, 2022 at 11:02 am #

      “How did the polite and rational society and rational society of Canada fall under the punishing sway of Justin Trudeau?” The same way the United States fell under the punishing sway of Barack Obama, Namely, a well-orchestrated campaign by the mainstream media that fed into voters’ nostalgia for a time when the middle class was broad and healthy and could be easily accessed through nothing more than hard work and institutions could be relied upon to do what they were set up to do. I voted twice for Justin because my parents’ were dyed-in-the-wool Liberal voters who venerated Justin’s father and because I’m old enough to remember a time when this country functioned like a Swiss timepiece.

      • SW August 22, 2022 at 5:52 pm #

        I can easily see how Canada elected Justine just like the US elected Obama. I voted for him the first time and was actually excited for him to become President. But what I didn’t realize until four years had passed was I voted for a persona — not an actual person — but a series of campaign slogans, empty promises and slick packaging. It looks like Canada did too.

        From what I remember, he cancelled a national holiday b/c “remains” were found at an old site of an Indigenous Peoples school. Tree roots. As if Canada was stood for nothing else and the people alive today must grovel.

    • mrs_saj August 22, 2022 at 11:08 am #

      Walter B,

      Thanks for another great post, Walter. I’m not on twitter, but I will try to find coverage of that tweet. I do not pretend to know what happened on 9/11, but after the last two and a half years, nothing would surprise me anymore. I’ve read about too many people being absent from work that day, very unusual stock trades taking place before 9/11 that were highly profitable, and claims that jet fuel cannot create an explosion hot enough to melt structural steel (I hope I’m restating that correctly). Even with an engineering degree, I do not have any certainty about what happened that day. However, I would not suffer from any disbelief if the insider job theory were proven to be true.

      The American public, however, is not ready to hear this or to confront this possibility. Jim wrote today, “Let the insane bury the insane.” It accurately reflects my mindset right now. A mindset that it has taken almost two years to attain. People cannot be convinced of anything they don’t want to believe, whether the fact is obvious or not, provable or not, etc. I regularly go to Yahoo to see what the normies are talking about. Yahoo conveniently disabled their comments section for the bulk of the 2020 and 2021, but now that its back on, and its fascinating. An article today about the next booster had a number of commenters crowing about the people who refused the ‘vaccines’ being future Darwin award winners. Its breathtaking in its willful blindness and presumptuousness. Darwin award winners do dumb things, usually dumb things that get them killed. Forgoing EUA ‘vaccines’ that neither provide immunity nor prevent transmission of a virus that the organizations pushing the ‘vaccines’ say is 99.7% survivable is not dumb. Could it be wrong-headed? Sure. Could I be wrong to have forgone the ‘vaccines’. Sure. And time will tell.

      But I have no anticipation of America en mass waking up to the truth (of 9/11 or Covid or the Party of Chaos). What they will wake up to is reality; elevated rates of all cause death (they won’t call it that, but they will unnecessarily lose a loved one), continued supply chain disruptions, continued economic dislocations, continued out of control crime, continued trampling of American rights, and on and on.

      This is what I love about the JHK forum, we can talk about these things here. Because out in my real life, I am no longer trying to convince anyone of anything. Let the insane bury the insane.

      Mrs_SAJ

      • oleCasey August 22, 2022 at 3:33 pm #

        Mrs SAJ,
        Actually, I don’t really want to disagree, but I think you are a pretty decent writer!! Keep it up!

      • Night Owl August 22, 2022 at 4:54 pm #

        9/11 is the gaping wound in the collective modern American psyche.

        Some “conservatives” were upset recently that they are closing the museum in NYC

        Good riddance, I say. One monument to fake news destroyed.

      • Uncle Bob August 22, 2022 at 6:58 pm #

        I disagree. People will see the carnage and blame — the sane people. Why? Because they ALWAYS blame the sane people, and then they kill the sane people because they naturally can’t blame themselves.

      • Night Owl August 24, 2022 at 5:17 pm #

        You don’t need to pretend. All you need to do is consider the amount of red flags and inconsistencies with the official story and you are off to the races.

        There are so many that I can’t recall even half of them.

    • Not_GeorgeT August 22, 2022 at 11:40 am #

      To add to this bit of a thread, I was aware of and saw the tweet last week.

      I of the ‘banned from twitter’ brigade got to it through some construct of links where I didn’t need to sign in. All I needed for myself was to view it. Why I’m banned… baffled but I don’t give a shit.

      Point is, it doesn’t appear to be going viral yet.

      Nothing is allowed out of that CCP prison without permission. Pot stirring along with putting out something on the Taiwan table?

      Hasn’t gone viral, possibly a Russian Federation counterpart should call attention to it.

      In the US, I expect it will be met with the same cognitive dissonance prevalent since not only the events of 11 September 2001, but a number of warm up events in the preceding decade.

      • Paula D August 22, 2022 at 12:39 pm #

        lol, do you realize what you just said?
        Banned from Twitter, like millions of other people, including the US president, understanding that if the US media doesn’t publicize something it doesn’t get discussed, but still thinking that the CPC is somehow more censorious.
        I’m not defending the CPC, I’m just pointing out to you that you have firsthand knowledge of US censorship and it still isn’t the “red pill” everyone seems to think most people will stumble into.
        I don’t think that people are going to “wake up”.

        • Not_GeorgeT August 22, 2022 at 3:44 pm #

          I do think the CCP is way ahead in the censorship event.

          I was never a tweeter, thus the being baffled part.

          I have spoken with a number of Chinese immigrants, to a person they say the last hope is here in the USA as there is nowhere else to go. These are people who were able to escape the CCP. They chose to come here.

          What they would show me regarding media clips unfavorable to the power elite here would never happen in the land of the CCP. This they told me and demonstrated by bringing up various examples. They could not do this there.

          They see it happening here in various settings, a huge warning bell, their concern being people here aren’t seeing what they are both seeing develop here and experienced back there. They are fearful.

          The message was it has to be stopped before it fully takes over.

          • Paula D August 22, 2022 at 3:51 pm #

            They could be worse, I don’t know.
            But that reminds me of the people who get covid and then swear that if they hadn’t had the magic potion it would have been worse.

          • hortonz August 23, 2022 at 12:42 am #

            I’m not at all surprised to learn the CCP is leading the way for American liberals when it comes to censorship. After all, aren’t a lot of sensitivity training courses nothing more than updated CCP public “shaming” meetings where one group was designated the “oppressor” and had to remain silent while another group designated the “oppressed” hurled endless streams of verbal abuse? CNN seems to be pretty good at that. If you’re a white, heterosexual male you can be sure CNN will paint you as the oppressor in nearly every news story involving race, gender, economics or sexual preference.

    • Jarek August 22, 2022 at 12:05 pm #

      If only Americans had resisted the urge to violence against the British back in 1776! If they had, none of this would have happened.

      • Anon1970 August 22, 2022 at 12:20 pm #

        Not on your nelly. If the Americans had failed to revolt in 1776, there would have been a crisis in 1833 when the British abolished slavery. That would not have gone over well in the Old South.

      • GreenAlba August 23, 2022 at 7:31 am #

        Jarek

        Re the American revolt, let me know what you think of this. It’s all news to me, but then almost everything I’ve discovered in the last year was news to me.

        truthcontrol.com/articles/how-crown-rules-world

        For example:

        At least five Templar Bar Attorneys under solemn oath to the Crown, signed the American Declaration of Independence. This means that both parties were agents of the Crown. There is no lawful effect when a party signs as both the first and second parties. The Declaration was simply an internal memo circulating among private members of the Crown.

        Most Americans believe that they own their own land, but they have merely purchased real estate by contract. Upon fulfillment of the contract, control of the land is transferred by Warranty Deed. The Warranty Deed is only a ‘color of title.’ Color of Title is a semblance or appearance of title, but not title in fact or in law. The Warranty Deed cannot stand against the Land Patent.”

        We’re not talking about ‘the British’ here, we’re talking about something that didn’t originate in Britain, just planted itself here, and oppresses and extracts wealth from Brits in exactly the same way that it oppresses and extracts wealth from everyone else.

        Just came across it when I was looking up the Black Guelphs (ancestors of the Windsors).You know all that stuff already, presumably, but the legal arrangements with regard to the US are interesting (not in a good way).

        • GreenAlba August 23, 2022 at 7:34 am #

          Finca used to talk about stuff related to this (how the City of London was not part of the UK) and I thought he was away with the fairies, but it seems not.

        • GreenAlba August 23, 2022 at 8:04 am #

          Interesting talk by Alex Thomson here (UK Column and Eastern Approaches). He’s extremely erudite but wears his erudition lightly (mitchellc could take a few character lessons, not that I’m suggesting he’s erudite).

          youtube.com/watch?v=2aaDr6joUdc

          About the fiefdoms and how they evolved. There’s a follow-up lecture called ‘An infernal convergence’:

          youtube.com/watch?v=mtKO13o_HZQ

          Likely you know all this stuff already. Lots of evil networking going on in Scotland, it appears.

          • Walter B August 23, 2022 at 9:47 am #

            Checking it out now, thank you, it looks to be excellent. The first PowerPoint screen that states that “failing lords are sacrificed” will be interesting to hear and hopefully able to impart some hope of that happening here. So far in our system, failing lords seem to rise even further to the top and live forever, even though their brains and abilities have long ago left the building.

        • Walter B August 23, 2022 at 8:33 am #

          It clearly was something that existed long before even the Roman Empire stepped foot on the island.

          And did the Countenance Divine,
          Shine forth upon our clouded hills?
          And was Jerusalem builded here,
          Among these dark Satanic Mills?

          Methinks the Satanic Mills won out in the end and spread across the seas as well.

          • GreenAlba August 23, 2022 at 9:28 am #

            You might like Alex’s lecture, Walter. Either in this lecture or elsewhere he claims that the misery of the satanic mills wasn’t a necessary evil while capitalism developed, but was very deliberately imposed by people who hate humanity and delight in its misery.

          • Night Owl August 24, 2022 at 5:19 pm #

            “Either in this lecture or elsewhere he claims that the misery of the satanic mills wasn’t a necessary evil while capitalism developed, but was very deliberately imposed by people who hate humanity and delight in its misery.”

            I see another pattern.

          • GreenAlba August 25, 2022 at 5:16 pm #

            On a sort of similar topic, UK Column have created a new topic called ‘Mind’ (under the Topics drop-down menu). All things behavioural, nudgy, social engineering etc.

            I’ve just read a short article, written by Mike Robinson way back in 2010, about George Bernard Shaw and the NWO. These people are exactly the same, no matter when they were active. Your mention of a ‘pattern’ just reminded me.

            ukcolumn.org/article/bertrand-russell-impact-science-society

            Also a very short one from 2012 saying what we’re saying now – that everything is being done to nudge people away from travelling by making the experience miserable. And that was 10 years ago.

            There are some great articles on UKC on the Series and Topics drop-downs. Just reading a fresh one from Iain Davis on ‘Why was the conspiracy theory created?’ It’s quite useful to tell people who talk about conspiracy theories where the term came from (MCM says from the CIA after the Warren Report, but I’ll see what Iain says!

        • Jarek August 23, 2022 at 11:47 am #

          Deep waters. Some people literally believe that America is governed by mercantile law, also known as the Law of the Sea. And further, that the Constitution has a coded language that refers to us as basically, a Corporation. I’ll find a link for you at some point. Well above my understanding of these things, since I’m a back to basics man. But they were all lawyers, and educated people back then used language more precisely than we do now to begin with – what to speak of these trained and brilliant men.

          • GreenAlba August 23, 2022 at 2:14 pm #

            Interestingly, I remember Astrid Stuckelberger, the former WHO whistleblower (you can find her on the Planet Lockdown site and sometimes on the Doctors for Covid Ethics symposia) saying that the countries that are signed up to WHO treaties and protocols are signed up as corporations. I guess, from the point of view of the ‘owners’, that’s what countries are.

          • justanotherguy August 23, 2022 at 7:34 pm #

            maritime law is the term used, j.

            the notion of the u.s. as a corporation dates back to 1871 – connected with the notion that congress was never properly recessed, as the civil war commenced, and therefore never properly re-convened after.

            one telling: youhavetheright.com/tour1/

    • happiface August 22, 2022 at 1:21 pm #

      good post walter on jk article, as always, excellent–russia has absolute proof who kill the russian girl with a car bomb–ukraine assassin- the gloves are coming off,russia is going to unleash-they already killed the head of ukraine security

    • Frank Buttitch August 22, 2022 at 1:31 pm #

      Buy us out with our own counterfeited money, what goes around comes around.

    • pantoufle August 22, 2022 at 2:46 pm #

      “… a fuse was lit by China’s Foreign Minister Zhao Lijian that has the possibility of destroying the last vestiges of any confidence the American people still have in their government.”

      Walt, no disrespect intended, but a “fuse” leading to a blowup on the part of the American people? Seriously?

      The only thing that will ever wake up that bunch is facing cold and starvation and police/army repression in the streets.

      That said, I saw that meme in a couple of places and it is great.

      What _is_ earth shattering was that a Chinese official put out a cool meme. Next pigs will fly!

      • Walter B August 22, 2022 at 8:00 pm #

        Good point. You will get no argument from me.

      • Kim August 22, 2022 at 11:43 pm #

        Does this fellow have a lot of US followers?

        How many are bots?

  2. Penelope Dreadful August 22, 2022 at 9:59 am #

    I think the answer to “who” is behind this, is first, a media that has been usurper by crazed wokesters and Democratic partisans and second, an educational establishment that has been taken over by the same.

    Maybe the Russians were behind this decades ago and it has been like a weapon (or a salt mill) that never got turned off. Look up a guy named Bezmenov on youtube.

    Look up “FULL INTERVIEW with Yuri Bezmenov: The Four Stages of Ideological Subversion (1984)” on youtube

    • JohnAZ August 22, 2022 at 10:26 am #

      The Left has spent sixty years putting Left control over just about every power control spot in America. Media is just one.

      Control of the cities, the prime population centers, the judiciary, the bureaucracy, on and on.

      Here is why. During the Dems time in control they built up manning in everything in the Deep State. The GOP, contrary to its credo, never removes the surplus. Both support the growth of the Deep State, So the Left influence has grown with each rotation. Add on that Bush 1 was a DC bureaucrat and Bush 2, Cheney, was as liberal about the number one issue, the border as the Dems.

      Immigrants, think, huge numbers of people, and not just the 2 million reported, flooding the US, requiring assistance in all ways, flooding the money market with excess unearned cash, firing up much of the idiocy JHK describes.

      They are here already, unlikely to be removed and the downturn, caused by their contribution to the redistribution of the wealth, is oncoming like a high speed train. Will they go home when they find out that the American dream is a myth.

      Nope! It is worse where they came from. They already destroyed their homeland.

      • Penelope Dreadful August 22, 2022 at 10:42 am #

        Dan Bongino (sp) hit the nail on the head when he said, “There are some Republicans who are Democrats, but there are no Democrats who are Republicans.”

        • Hereward the Woke August 22, 2022 at 11:41 am #

          The GOP is totally complicit. Cocaine Mitch is already conceding the Senate for the midterms. Assuming elections still matter (bear with me), the midterms are probably the last chance to put the breaks on the Bolsheviks destroying the US. Yet, apart from about 3 honourable exceptions, the GOP is doing NOTHING! They should be screaming the roof off in Congress about the voter fraud that will be even greater than 2020, about maniacs like Pelosi pushing us into war with China, about illegal immigration, about the American Gestapo raiding an innocent ex-Prez’s house, etc. Yet what do we hear? Silence! This one is down to us. I hope the Dems cheat so badly in Nov that it finally forces some kind of split.

          • Penelope Dreadful August 22, 2022 at 12:01 pm #

            Me too, but the fact that it hasn’t happened yet indicates that it will not happen soon. UNLESS the white upper middle class sorts get hurt and hurt really badly financially – to the point where they have to sell their Benz SUVs, cannot afford the soccer team for their kids and lose their jobs, home, and 401ks.

            Think Marie Antoinette here – these people will not “get it” until they have been hurt enough.

          • mrs_saj August 22, 2022 at 1:10 pm #

            Penelope Dreadful,

            Yes! See my comment above, but we are speaking the same language. People can’t see truth. But they can see reality (as it impacts them). So the white upper middle class sorts (and American normies as a group) will not wake up until they have personally been hurt very badly. You were mentioning financial examples and I was mentioning vaccine deaths of loved ones, loss of personal liberties, supply chain pain, exploding crime rates, etc.

          • Frank Buttitch August 22, 2022 at 1:37 pm #

            Every coin has two sides, every time it flips you lose.

          • Night Owl August 24, 2022 at 5:21 pm #

            I know where you are coming from, Hereward.

            But this isn’t going to be solved by politics. The system is far too corrupt.

            Networking and the creation of parallel structures is the answer. It will still end in a fight of some sort, but the system as we know it is done.

      • cbeard August 22, 2022 at 12:19 pm #

        Nope! It is worse where they came from. They already destroyed their homeland. That is why America will never be America again unless we have mass deportations or make life such an unwelcome hell for them that they go home with a new resolve to straighten out their own shithole countries. All of our institutions, military, education, health care, politics, big business in general, need to be completely reformed.

      • Katerina August 23, 2022 at 2:54 am #

        It wasn’t the “Left”. Both your parties are controlled by the SAME ENTITY, the “Cabal”. Once you, Americans, clearly understand that. it will be the first step to free yourself. Once again!

        • Who D. Who August 23, 2022 at 9:06 am #

          Thank you, Katerina. It needs to be said. Decadent narcissists living off the fat of finance capitalism and supporting every new depredation of the US military behemoth do not a “Left” make.

        • MaryQueen August 24, 2022 at 11:25 pm #

          Agree completely.

    • Jarek August 22, 2022 at 12:09 pm #

      The Capitalists fund Communism. And the ultimate Capitalists are the International Bankers, those being the Rothschild and Co, at least in the West.

      No mystery except for those who can’t accept the Truth: The whole Capitalist vs Communist narrative was always a lie. The real battle is between Finance and Nations, between Capitalism/Communism and Fascism/National Socialism, between the love of Mammon and the love of Man, and yes, between Matter and Spirit.

      • Walter B August 22, 2022 at 12:26 pm #

        For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

        • Daddyotis August 22, 2022 at 3:10 pm #

          Love Ephesians 🙂

          • Penelope Dreadful August 22, 2022 at 3:40 pm #

            I like that part in Romans??? – where it says some people will go out of their way to screw you up.

          • GreenAlba August 23, 2022 at 2:18 pm #

            From the Revised Standard Urban version. 🙂

    • Walter B August 22, 2022 at 1:04 pm #

      1) Demoralization – 15 to 20 years and already completed.

      2) Destabilization Up to 5 years and well underway as far as our economic system and a Big Brother dictatorship in DC populated by the old hippies that were the first generation to be programmed.

      3) Crisis – Right in the middle of this aren’t we?

      4) Normalization – The Woke movement in action.

      Great video PD thank you.

      • Penelope Dreadful August 22, 2022 at 5:08 pm #

        Glad you like it! I transcribed part of it, or rather my Legal Asst did, if you want a copy, here it is:

        Yuri Bezmenov Transcript (Partial)

        In entertaining and concise language, KGB defector Yuri Bezmenov – who was a foreign correspondent for Soviet media in the West and a KGB officer who defected to Canada- lays out the process of ideological subversion using Marxist ideas that the United States has gone through over the last 50 years. This transcript is from 1984:

        Bezmenov: Ideological subversion is the process, which is legitimate, overt, and open; you can see it with your own eyes. All you have to do, all American mass media has to do, is to unplug their bananas from their ears, open up their eyes, and they can see it. There is no mystery. [It has] nothing to do with espionage. I know that espionage intelligence-gathering looks more romantic. It sells more deodorants through the advertising, probably. That’s why your Hollywood producers are so crazy about James Bond-type of thrillers.

        But in reality, the main emphasis of the KGB is not in the area of intelligence at all. According to my opinion and [the] opinion of many defectors of my caliber, only about 15% of time, money, and manpower [are] spent on espionage as such. The other 85% is a slow process, which we call either ‘ideological subversion,’ or ‘active measures’— in the language of the KGB—or ‘psychological warfare.’ What it basically means is, to change the perception of reality, of every American, to such an extent that despite of the abundance of information, no one is able to come to sensible conclusions in the interests of defending themselves, their families, their community and their country.

        It’s a great brainwashing process, which goes very slow[ly] and is divided [into] four basic stages. The first one [is] demoralization; it takes from 15-20 years to demoralize a nation. Why that many years? Because this is the minimum number of years which [is required] to educate one generation of students in the country of your enemy, exposed to the ideology of the enemy. In other words, Marxist-Leninist ideology is being pumped into the soft heads of at least three generations of American students, without being challenged, or counter-balanced by the basic values of Americanism (American patriotism).

        The result? The result you can see. Most of the people who graduated in the sixties (drop-outs or half-baked intellectuals) are now occupying the positions of power in the government, civil service, business, mass media, [and the] educational system. You are stuck with them. You cannot get rid of them. They are contaminated; they are programmed to think and react to certain stimuli in a certain pattern. You cannot change their mind[s], even if you expose them to authentic information, even if you prove that white is white and black is black, you still cannot change the basic perception and the logic of behavior. In other words, these people… the process of demoralization is complete and irreversible. To [rid] society of these people, you need another twenty or fifteen years to educate a new generation of patriotically-minded and common sense people, who would be acting in favor and in the interests of United States society.

        Griffin: And yet these people who have been ‘programmed,’ and as you say [are] in place and who are favorable to an opening with the Soviet concept… these are the very people who would be marked for extermination in this country?

        Bezmenov: Most of them, yes. Simply because the psychological shock when they will see in [the] future what the beautiful society of ‘equality’ and ‘social justice’ means in practice, obviously they will revolt. They will be very unhappy, frustrated people, and the Marxist-Leninist regime does not tolerate these people. Obviously they will join the leagues of dissenters (dissidents).

        Unlike in [the] present United States there will be no place for dissent in future Marxist-Leninist America. Here you can get popular like Daniel Ellsberg and filthy-rich like Jane Fonda for being ‘dissident,’ for criticizing your Pentagon. In [the] future these people will be simply [squashing sound] squashed like cockroaches. Nobody is going to pay them nothing for their beautiful, noble ideas of equality. This they don’t understand and it will be [the] greatest shock for them, of course.

        The demoralization process in [the] United States is basically completed already. For the last 25 years… actually, it’s over-fulfilled because demoralization now reaches such areas where previously not even Comrade Andropov and all his experts would even dream of such a tremendous success. Most of it is done by Americans to Americans, thanks to [a] lack of moral standards.

        As I mentioned before, exposure to true information does not matter anymore. A person who was demoralized is unable to assess true information. The facts tell nothing to him. Even if I shower him with information, with authentic proof, with documents, with pictures; even if I take him by force to the Soviet Union and show him [a] concentration camp, he will refuse to believe it, until he [receives] a kick in his fat-bottom. When a military boot crashes his… then he will understand. But not before that. That’s the [tragedy] of the situation of demoralization.

        So basically America is stuck with demoralization and unless… even if you start right now, here, this minute, you start educating [a] new generation of American[s], it will still take you fifteen to twenty years to turn the tide of ideological perception of reality back to normalcy and patriotism.

        The next stage is destabilization. This time [the] subverter does not care about your ideas and the patterns of your consumption; whether you eat junk food and get fat and flabby doesn’t matter any more. This time—and it takes only from two to five years to destabilize a nation—what matters [are] essentials: economy, foreign relations, [and] defense systems. And you can see it quite clearly that in some areas, in such sensitive areas as defense and [the] economy, the influence of Marxist-Leninist ideas in [the] United States is absolutely fantastic. I could never believe it fourteen years ago when I landed in this part of the world that the process [would have gone] that fast.

        The next stage, of course, is crisis. It may take only up to six weeks to bring a country to the verge of crisis…

        • Katerina August 23, 2022 at 3:04 am #

          You have just described what your country is doing to others and now it seems, doing it to their own!

          • Walter B August 23, 2022 at 8:37 am #

            As Yuri clearly stated, once the movement has firmly taken hold, the minions that brought it about must be eliminated lest they see what they have done and turn against it from the inside. Empire always collapses from the inside.

  3. malthuss August 22, 2022 at 10:01 am #

    My experience with Nurse ‘practitioner’.

    I went to a cheap walk in place and got to see a female nigerian nurse.
    She didnt have a clue and the prescription didnt fix my skin problem.

    sometimes you get what you pay for.

    • hmuller August 22, 2022 at 10:34 am #

      So Gilbert and Sullivan would not sing her praises?

      “She is the very model of a modern nurse practitioner,
      She has practiced her art from Toronto to Kitchener,”

      • malthuss August 22, 2022 at 10:37 am #

        Los angeles.

        I paid big money and went to a dermatologist. I go an ‘omar’ [muslim?] he didnt know. he brought in a chinaman who knew what to prescribe.

        • Hereward the Woke August 22, 2022 at 11:42 am #

          Don’t want to buck the trend here, but an Indian doctor in the UK saved my wife’s life and a muslim doctor here in Switzerland was the only one who called BS on the Covid stuff.

          • GreenAlba August 23, 2022 at 2:34 pm #

            A Pakistani (I think) surgeon did my cancer op. He was lovely and did a really neat job! At my subsequent check-up he let me go – to their pharma section that was in another building entirely – without giving me some leaflet or other that I should have had. Instead of giving it to a minion to post out, he left his office and went to the other building to look for me. I was a bit embarrassed to have a surgeon chasing around the hospital to find me. All a free service too. 🙂

    • messianicdruid August 22, 2022 at 11:37 am #

      “sometimes you get what you pay for.”

      Sometimes that is true. Always true : you don’t get what you don’t pay for.

    • MaryQueen August 24, 2022 at 11:31 pm #

      Cut your losses & seek a naturopath.

  4. wwg1wga August 22, 2022 at 10:01 am #

    Jim, you’re writing is poetic and prophetic!

    ….please enjoy this video:
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VQ-Bd8lahJA&list=PLl55Zh3U2VW60XfXP-Hy2IOSGmRt5Db1b&index=1

    ….the rebirthing of the New is led by individuals who delight in attaining and sustaining the highest levels of consciousness, in a hyper-localized existence.

    GODSPEED!
    Carpe Diem!
    Sola Vertus Invicta!

    • redrock August 22, 2022 at 12:45 pm #

      I was drivin a sola vertus invicte to the gun store for more ammo and the wheels fell off.

  5. Walter B August 22, 2022 at 10:01 am #

    The banksters that pull the strings may be despised and not trusted by anybody Jim, but their ability and willingness to shovel mega-wealth out of thin air into the pockets of sellouts in leadership roles (are there any other kind) will always keep the greedy bastards doing their bidding.

    Barry O certainly was a Trojan Horse, a Dirty Dick Cheney reprise that even had me wondering if he was as bad as I thought until he promised to repeal the un-Patriot Act but strengthened it instead. True scumbags will never let you down. He’s still screwing us all although I was seriously entertained when he chose to ignore Dopey Joe at that gathering a while ago. That was priceless. Guess he could tell Dopey Joe was near by the stench of his dirty diaper.

    What a shit-show. Hope it doesn’t end badly though I know it must. Hold on tight there are hairpin curves up ahead and we are moving way too fast to negotiate them safely. Wheeeeee!

    • BackRowHeckler August 22, 2022 at 11:11 am #

      Speaking of banksters, in Australia a bank announced it will no longer be making auto loans for conventional ICE vehicles, only for EVs.

      A car loan for an EV, average price for the sh#tbox, golf cart model: $67,500. (Not including $15,000 proprietary delivery fee, payable over 5 years) $10,000 down, $1,200 per month — FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE.

      • Walter B August 22, 2022 at 11:29 am #

        Can’t wait to see what happens to the “grid” (and electric bills) once enough electric vehicles are plugged into it considering how shabby the old systems today. I think Jim’s ideas about peak oil and a growing scarcity of it is accurate and happening behind the scenes right now they are just not telling us. That would go a long way to explain the seemingly insane changes they are pushing right now.

        • Penelope Dreadful August 22, 2022 at 1:42 pm #

          Yeah, can you imagine where Germany would be right now, if say, 75% of their cars and trucks were electric??? The Autobahn would be a big long bike trail.

          • Hereward the Woke August 22, 2022 at 4:47 pm #

            The whole EV switch was never supposed to work. The globalists knew that only a select few would be able to afford them and that the grid wouldn’t support them in the same numbers as petrol driven cars. The whole point is too kill mobility and stop the peasants moving around.

          • Night Owl August 22, 2022 at 4:57 pm #

            Exactly, Hereward.

            They are conveyances for the richest. They are anything but green, and they are part of the plan to ensure that you never venture more than about 10 miles from your doorstep.

          • Ron Anselmo August 23, 2022 at 9:59 am #

            Owl – you’re right, planes, yachts & automobiles will not be for us – only for the elite overlords.

            In a larger sense, mobility also will be limited. Heard it said that wherever we live this fall, is where we’ll live the rest of our lives.

            Truth in that I think – meaning relocating for “golden years” retirements is a thing of the past. Many just don’t know it yet.

          • Night Owl August 23, 2022 at 11:33 am #

            Yes Ron, I have accepted that I will likely never go back to the States, or at least not for a long time.

            If they get the SSI passports in place, the next step is geofencing. Same concept as in China.

            But if you want more detail, you can simply read their own writings about it. No point in me repeating it.

    • Hereward the Woke August 22, 2022 at 11:44 am #

      Not so sure about the banksters. I’ve often read that the main threat to the Davos scum are the US east coast commercial banks like JPM, etc. If Davos succeeds, they will be history. They are the ones who are backing Powell at the Fed to increase rates to fight inflation.

      • Bilejones August 22, 2022 at 3:40 pm #

        Agree. I’m not comfortable with the idea of Jamie Dimon as the savior of the West but there’s some truth to it.

        • Hereward the Woke August 22, 2022 at 4:48 pm #

          Bad people can do good things – if it coincides with their interests. Can you imagine Warren Buffett and Co taking orders from Schlob?

          • justanotherguy August 23, 2022 at 5:52 pm #

            htw, agree about bad people / good things.

            understanding the motivations makes it clear we won’t occupy the lifeboats together for long.

            the problem with the “small b” banksters, is they are not going to be the nexus of control. power, just like orwell said, is what this is all about.

            the incentives to preserve the dollar is that for many near the top here in the us, not only is it about being in the us because there is no where else to go, its that the whole dollar system, and every lever surrounding it, like the imf / world bank, ngos, corporate rentorship – all of it, means there is no substitute, no where else to go.

            i’d like to see the internationalistas and our powdered princes have it out – there – lets you and him fight.

            the dollar system is not dead by a long shot.

      • Night Owl August 24, 2022 at 5:23 pm #

        Links to worthwhile reading? Sounds odd on the face of it, but I am open to learning.

    • Not_GeorgeT August 22, 2022 at 11:53 am #

      I don’t think he was a Trojan Horse. He made it quite clear his goal was to ‘fundamentally change the United States’.

      So far it’s working, just off by about 4 years.

      • Jarek August 22, 2022 at 12:13 pm #

        True. It wasn’t his fault that Whites projected all kinds crap onto him. He’s a destroyer and they were too stupid to see it – or wanted to be destroyed.

        • Hereward the Woke August 22, 2022 at 4:49 pm #

          Obama had a seething hatred of his country of adoption and wanted to destroy it. Simples.

          • Night Owl August 22, 2022 at 5:05 pm #

            He did. I didn’t really recognize it at the time, but I also never voted for him.

            The bizarre campaign that put him in office was a major red flag. Ditto his origin story.

      • Walter B August 22, 2022 at 12:34 pm #

        Good point NGT. Barry the Impaler certainly thumped us hard and continues to do so as the American public begs for more.

  6. RaymondR August 22, 2022 at 10:02 am #

    Quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat

    Whom the gods would destroy they first make mad

    • Hereward the Woke August 22, 2022 at 11:44 am #

      Indeed.

    • redrock August 22, 2022 at 12:54 pm #

      Da prius dementat makes me madd. Only lebben mile to the gallon and too miles on a 100 whats plugged in

  7. Disaffected August 22, 2022 at 10:04 am #

    Never ascribe to mere happenstance or ineptitude that which can be much more accurately explained by willful planning and ill-intent among a powerful few. You’ve put together all the pieces, Jim, now you just have to refocus to see the big picture it presents. It’s a little hard at first – kinda like one of those 3-D pics that were all the rage a few years back – but I know you have it in you!

    • Ron Anselmo August 22, 2022 at 10:18 am #

      Hanlon’s razor in reverse.

    • JohnAZ August 22, 2022 at 10:35 am #

      Agree 100%, Dis.

      This has been coming for a long time.

      Everything is planned, reviewed and replanned.

      It is the “job” of the Left.

      A secret society, which all aspects of the Left are, needs secrecy to quietly expand while keeping the natives under control. The entire Left is excellent at this. Everyone setting off alarms is a conspirator.

      The real answer, the Left, is a conspiracy.

      Dis, the real question is, why? Why has the American people turned from the winners of WW2 and the 50s to the losers they are now?

      See also, immigration and federal control of education. Period!

      • Disaffected August 22, 2022 at 10:42 am #

        The why part is easy, JAZ. They’re winding it all down and consolidating assets. Too many useless people around now to share their riches with and not enough resources remaining to go around.

        • Ron Anselmo August 22, 2022 at 10:51 am #

          Dis, exactly – ail squarely on the head, my friend – redistribution of wealth in reverse, consolidation if you will.

          • Ron Anselmo August 22, 2022 at 10:52 am #

            *nail*

        • elysianfield August 22, 2022 at 11:05 am #

          Dis,

          “…They’ve got too much already, and besides, we got the cops”~P. Ochs

        • Walter B August 22, 2022 at 11:13 am #

          Yeppers Big D, the American public may be foolish enough to believe that welfare recipients and the homeless are costing them too much to maintain they are fools. It is the American middle class that is far more costly for the wealthy to maintain and too dangerous to keep around once their cover is blown. The American public needs fancy homes, expensive vacations, costly automobiles and that biggest loser of all, the highway system with its infrastructure that cannot be afforded to maintain. Who actually pays for all of that, why the wealthy, of course. Those are funds that could be lining their pockets and not ours. It’s called greed and it destroys everything it touches.

          The mega-wealthy do not need such primitive devices for they have private jets and helicopters in which to get around. They have slaves to maintain their estates and goons with paychecks and pensions to protect them from a lot of us, though not all of us.

          The time has come to thin the herd, open the borders to let those that have far less needs in to do the dirty work. Once enough robots and AI have been put into place to allow for the elimination of US(A), they will do exactly that. If our nation can demonize rich, old white people and tolerate rich, old, brain-dead white people to rule over them like kings and queens, perhaps elimination won’t be such a bad idea.

        • Hereward the Woke August 22, 2022 at 4:51 pm #

          Controlled demolition. The system is crashing anyway because it is unsustainable. They want to avoid being under the rubble like the rest of us so that they can keep their power.

          • Night Owl August 22, 2022 at 5:07 pm #

            I don’t buy it. The whole thing is just a game where high finance is concerned.

            If they wanted to sustain the system, they could do a soft reset of the currency and debt, and make any economic adjustments needed over time.

            Instead, what they want is to institute the WEF Build Back Better plan, which is the digitized global plantation.

            The whole thing is about resetting the system so that the globocapitalists get the whole pie.

            They have been planning this for 50 odd fucking years.

      • Jarek August 22, 2022 at 12:14 pm #

        “The Left”. You’re being left behind because you can’t let go of that silly terminology. The Capitalists are behind all this. They fund “the Left”.

        • Who D. Who August 23, 2022 at 9:19 am #

          Yes

    • Hereward the Woke August 22, 2022 at 11:46 am #

      Never under-estimate the power of ideology and the insanity of ideologues. For an ideologue – whether the Davos variety or their precursors from history – when reality clashes with their beliefs, it’s reality that must be changed.

  8. oojai August 22, 2022 at 10:06 am #

    in paragraph nine (9) you say:

    “Which, of course, prompts the question: Who exactly is running Barack Obama?”

    Did you mean his empty vessel replacement – namely, Joe Biden?

    • Islander August 22, 2022 at 10:32 am #

      No, I don’t think Jim meant that.

      I think he meant: Who is running Barack Obama?

      Who is behind Obama?

      Banksters?

      WEFers? This would include the international medical/agricultural cabal: Big Ag, Bill Gates/Big Pharma/international “private-public” NGOs/digital ID-niks.

      My vote goes to Banksters/financial powers running Obama.

      But I don’t think that is the top level.

      Putin has identified the “Western globalist elite.”
      Perhaps he has in mind the same grouping.

      Put it this way, I think Obama is level 3

      Someone is running Obama. He is just a “governor,” as Macron is a “governor” within the EU (see Ramin Mazaheri’s excellent interview on this at The Saker blog)

      And someone is running those who are running Obama. The WEF cabal?

      Just my 2/ worth!!

      BTW, another great essay, Mr. Kunstler!!

      • steppingup August 22, 2022 at 10:47 am #

        1.) Rothschilds who owns – every central bank in the west, who owns-

        2.) Blackrock who owns –
        3.) Everything else

        • MaryQueen August 22, 2022 at 11:45 am #

          100%

          • Ron Anselmo August 22, 2022 at 12:06 pm #

            Mary – it’s getting late in August, are we there yet? You know.

          • MaryQueen August 22, 2022 at 7:59 pm #

            LOL, Ron, it’s the last day of August 😉

            So a week and a bit.

            Thanks for remembering. 🙂

        • Not_GeorgeT August 22, 2022 at 12:04 pm #

          payseur

        • Jarek August 22, 2022 at 12:17 pm #

          Of course. They don’t want to know because then they’d have to do something about it.

          Walter said above the we should do nothing and just quietly accept our new Chinese Masters.

          The real question: What is the relation between the Chinese and the Rothschilds?

          • Walter B August 22, 2022 at 1:22 pm #

            Just as Jesus did not call for a revolution against the Romans, I cannot call for an attack on our next masters because the real evil ones are the scumbags in DC that sold us out are the real criminals. Can we revolt against them? I don’t see how or why because we asked for it by continuing to vote them in and have accepted the corruption that they are mired in. We are the problem, NOT the solution. We are getting what we deserve.

            In the end there will always be some garbage bag that will do whatever they want to us, but they can only take your soul if you give it to them.

          • Walter B August 22, 2022 at 1:24 pm #

            And BTW, the Chinese represent the perfect one world government and the WEF has openly praised them for being that. The perfect world government in their estimation crushes the peasants underfoot allowing the mega-wealthy elite to live in dreamland without worry. That is what they want.

          • Jarek August 22, 2022 at 1:38 pm #

            Yes, Christianity is an other worldly religion. As Christ said, My Kingdom is not of this world. Thank God most people didn’t follow this to the letter or we’d all be speaking Arabic, Turkish, Berber, or Mongolian by now.

            And of course there would be no United States or White race either

          • Walter B August 22, 2022 at 8:07 pm #

            Even with the fighting Jarek the white race is going away, defeated by the wombs or their enemies just as Yasser Arafat predicted.

      • oojai August 22, 2022 at 5:06 pm #

        Thx for clarification.

    • Walter B August 22, 2022 at 10:40 am #

      No, he meant what he said, who is running Bill Ayer’s prize student, Barry O. Barry was clearly a puppet that did not climb his way to the top by collecting loose change on the Chicago streets. He was hand-picked for his ability to read a teleprompter (unlike his demented vice president), and his hatred for America and its people.

      He used to show up late for his daily briefings, not pay attention and joke with his buddies and leave early to play golf. Don’t ask me how I know, it’s a fact. He is still the smiling face and the back slapping party guy who gets by on his good looks and partying abilities, a Bill Clinton in a darker shade. Put a smile on it and America swallows the hook. Works every time.

    • Hereward the Woke August 22, 2022 at 11:48 am #

      Obama was the prototype and test run for the current WEF Young Global Leaders who run nearly all western nations: a completely vacuous, superficial personality, never held a real job, lived his whole life in a bubble. Ring a bell?

      • Islander August 22, 2022 at 7:38 pm #

        Hereward:

        Interesting idea.

      • MaryQueen August 22, 2022 at 8:00 pm #

        You’re completely right.

        These people were groomed for their positions and were paid handsomely for doing their time.

    • cbeard August 22, 2022 at 12:41 pm #

      I think he meant that Obama is calling the shots. We all know Joe Biden isn’t making decisions, someone else is pulling the strings.

      • cbeard August 22, 2022 at 12:43 pm #

        For oojai.

      • Hereward the Woke August 22, 2022 at 4:53 pm #

        Rice and Valjar maybe, but not Obama. He’s too stupid and lazy. It would be interesting to get a peak at those two harridans’ daily agendas to see what they are up to these days.

      • oojai August 22, 2022 at 5:07 pm #

        Thx for clarification.

  9. SpeedyBB August 22, 2022 at 10:07 am #

    It is astonishing to see the endurance of faith, trust and hope in what is plainly a dying Empire. People who are aware of the filth, danger and expense of living in a big American city are still lining up at the US Embassies around the world, documents in their hot little hand. The sense that ‘…all is not as it should be…’ is resisted strongly. I have given up on proferring unsolicited advice to people holding their life savings in Zimbamerican dollars. The notion that we are really and truly living in an era of ‘Sic transit gloria mundi’ has really not sunk in, except for a very few.

    Among those are the elite Chinese scientists and researchers who, nose firmly held, move back to the PRC and buckle under to totalitarian control. A number of them had very munificent, stable, prestigious positions in the USA. What happened?

    Those orbiting Mr. Kunstler’s blog and contributing comments think they know, and I think they think correctly.

    • Islander August 22, 2022 at 10:36 am #

      ” I have given up on proferring unsolicited advice to people holding their life savings in Zimbamerican dollars”

      Unless one is some kind of accomplished money speculator or is smart about juggling domestic and foreign bank accounts, I don’t think it is that easy to hold a different currency than the home currency in an American bank account. And AFAIK you can’t hold a foreign bank account if you are not a resident or citizen of the country.

      Correct me if I am wrong!!
      More practical info is certainly welcome.

      My own solution is to convert my dollars into real assets ASAP.

      • wwg1wga August 22, 2022 at 11:30 am #

        Agreed!
        ….the only currency that counts is that of peace, in building out a hyper-localized sustainable, regenerative, collaborative, defended existence.
        The 10% emerging relatively unharmed from the human-induced accelerating waves of calamity are hyper-focused in building out the New, NOT fighting the old!

        • Hereward the Woke August 22, 2022 at 4:55 pm #

          Keyword is going to be “Defended”. Too many think that they can just opt out à la Amish and Big Government will just leave them alone.

      • Paula D August 22, 2022 at 1:34 pm #

        And that is what the US is doing in Ukraine – turning money into real estate.
        Ukraine has the best farmland in Europe, along with other resources.
        Since the Orange Revolution (US-backed soft coup) of 2004 and especially after the violent US-backed coup of 2014, US corporations have been moving into Ukraine and buying up their land, using corrupt shell corporations and poverty-stricken Ukrainians to do so, since under Ukraine law, it is illegal to sell Ukrainian farmland to foreigners.
        But the Donbass resistors, now backed by the Russian military, put a damper on the process.
        What to do? Lindsey Graham spelled it out clearly a few weeks ago.
        He said that if the US keeps supplying weapons, ammo and spy intelligence to Ukraine, they will fight to the ”last Ukrainian”.
        The last Ukrainian?
        Well, that makes it easier to loot and steal, if the inhabitants have all been slaughtered, doesn’t it?
        And then after the US moves into Ukraine, they will continue their “Last Russian” project.

      • Bilejones August 22, 2022 at 5:44 pm #

        You are wrong.

      • SpeedyBB August 23, 2022 at 5:20 am #

        I was actually thinking of the ethnic Chinese with whom I have been associated in a business context, or the families of the students I taught at a communications school in Jakarta.

        In East Asia people frequently hold foreign accounts, primarily in US dollars for the convenience and relative predictability of the currency. If you choose to hold money, what about Norwegian krone, for instance? Very small population of sober Protestants, nearly a trillion bucks in the bank and no foreign debt.

        My other choise would be Japanese Yen, for the stability of the governing forces and a careful economic policy – although they are holding a very large debt.

        Just some thought from someone who has never had to face the problem (to say the least).

  10. wwg1wga August 22, 2022 at 10:07 am #

    …the last illusion-spectacle to fall is that of the adaptability, benevolence, and capability of corporations to hold the fabric of modernity-civilization together.

    Gaslighting is part of the macro-reality entertainment show.

    The veneer of corporation kumbaya Diversity and Inclusion fades faster than financial market collapse.

    Those ignorant of the resolve of Xi, Vlad, and Kim to engage in scorched earth, rather than endure domestic democratic uprisings, are the very same afflicted with normalcy bias, cognitive dissonance, and record prescriptions of antidepressants and benzodiazepines.

    Pattern recognition necessitates girding, maneuvering, reacting, and adapting to a vast array of civilizations-at-large outcomes.

    • Q. Shtik August 22, 2022 at 2:12 pm #

      Those ignorant of the resolve of Xi, Vlad, and Kim to engage in scorched earth – wwg

      ===========

      Kardashian??
      Oh wait…
      Nehh verr mind.

      • justanotherguy August 23, 2022 at 6:24 pm #

        thats:

        never mind.

  11. Armenio Pereira August 22, 2022 at 10:09 am #

    You know the truth, yet you can’t convey it – who’s to blame?
    Them, because they’re not clever enough to understand, or you, who steadily fail to make ’em understand?
    No one’s to blame.
    No reality, no illusion, no truth, no lies, only the many faces of The Everlasting Dissatisfaction.

  12. John K August 22, 2022 at 10:11 am #

    After two-and-a-half years of the Covid mess and all its satellite wrongdoings, the online comment sections are lit up with either “the narrative is falling apart” or “the WEF reset is going exactly according to plan.” Though I lean toward the former, what if the current chaos IS part of the plan? Just how tightly do Klaus and company still hold the reigns? Thoughts?

    • John K August 22, 2022 at 10:12 am #

      Sorry, REINS.

      • malthuss August 22, 2022 at 10:41 am #

        both are appropriate.

      • justanotherguy August 23, 2022 at 6:25 pm #

        both work in the hegelian dialectic framework.

    • wwg1wga August 22, 2022 at 10:19 am #

      The creation, sharing, and extending of halcyon moments, for the many, at peace, IS the moral imperative.

      The wise gird, maneuver, react, and adapt, in building out the hyper-localized regenerative, sustainable, collaborative, defended New, NOT fighting the old.

      Same as it ever was, only the technology of catapults and swords has far outpaced the level of human thinking required to attain and sustain durable peace.

      The good news is humanity is not the only experiment, and Mother Nature bats last in driving the biome to homeostasis.

      • John K August 22, 2022 at 10:21 am #

        “The planet is fine. It’s not going anywhere. WE are!” –George Carlin

    • spaingaroo August 22, 2022 at 11:15 am #

      That is very much the question?
      I think the chaos is part of the plan but I also think they are nowhere near as smart as they think they are.
      Tell me what part of the plan emanating from these putrid bodies functions without an electricity grid.
      If you have ever dived down the blackout rabbit warren online you’ll see plenty to suggest that once it goes down on a broad scale, it’s going to stay down.
      seen plenty of suggestions online about ways that that process could be helped along when the time is right.
      What use are their smartphone surveillance devices once the grid is down? Ten hours later the last of that will fail too.
      Maybe part of the infrastructure makes it longer, but once we work out that the power isn’t coming back on, well..
      Of course we are here commenting on the clusterfuck nation blog so almost all of us must think the same on this one.

      • MaryQueen August 22, 2022 at 11:50 am #

        They are sociopaths and psychopaths trying to destroy humanity, without understanding the human spirit at all. This is why I agree with you, I think it will fail. But it will also inflict incredible damage on us all.

        If they can’t understand that all humans are not the same, they can’t replace us with AI. They don’t get that. I loved watching a YT by this guy named Jerry that I posted a link to in Friday’s blog comments. He says the billionaires attempting technofeudalism will be destroyed by the AI they create, if their plan comes to its logical conclusion.

        Mother Nature bats last – always.

        • Jarek August 22, 2022 at 12:21 pm #

          Yes and then Men will rule again – as Mother Nature always intended.

          • MaryQueen August 22, 2022 at 8:07 pm #

            [Insert Paula-styled eyeroll here]

        • Amman August 22, 2022 at 4:49 pm #

          How about the Great Spirit of the New World, the one in the Northern continent? Of course, one can assign gender depending on your totem experience…

        • Hereward the Woke August 22, 2022 at 4:56 pm #

          Correct, Mary. It’s rather touching how they seem to think that they can burn down the world and then jet off to NZ and live out the rest of their days in their luxury bunkers.

          • MaryQueen August 22, 2022 at 8:08 pm #

            Yeah, that’s laughable. Who will wait on them? And then if they servants, doesn’t that compromise their safety? And then how long can they stay down there? And then how long before infighting starts? So many questions they probably haven’t considered.

    • Hereward the Woke August 22, 2022 at 11:51 am #

      I think that Schwab and his scurvy crew are the same as all deranged psychopaths: they are excellent at unleashing chaos, but have no control over the consequences. As Hitler et al found, starting the ball rolling is one thing; controlling it’s course is quite another. The globalists will fail. In fact, they already have because at least half the world is telling them to get lost. However, for we poor plebs, the cost will be high. ‘Twas ever thus!

    • stelmosfire August 22, 2022 at 11:54 am #

      I believe Klaus and Company’s “reins” are in fact whips. At least that is what President Potatohead told me. The better to control the useless eaters like the myself. Well I’ve got some news for them .I’ve never been much for authority.

  13. neurodoc August 22, 2022 at 10:13 am #

    Despite not being reported by the ‘MSM’ or the legacy media, is the fact that somewhere near 60% of countries on the planet are now members of or affiliates of the BRICS system which has aligned itself with the OneBelt OneRoad system. These are systems that directly oppose and challenge the SWIFT system run by the US Corporation for years, and is based entirely on the $USD per the Bretton Woods agreement (which is now torn to shreds). The $USD is dead but it doesn’t know it and it is being rejected worldwide, hence the many shortages of goods, particularly medicines.

    The fda sent out a memo to doctors and clinics about 3 weeks ago warning of extreme shortages of all meds and equipment, and inability to obtain over 150 ‘critical’ medications such as steroids, phenergan, iv fluids and meds, and a myriad of others. Our clinic put in an order to the largest medical supplier in the world several weeks ago, and received about 1/8th of what we ordered; everything else was on indeterminate back order. Perhaps the universe is about to put some karma on the medical establishment for its covid sins. Unfortunately there will be much collateral damage. And that’s just one field facing the fallout from the disintegration of the $USD. There are MANY.

    • malthuss August 22, 2022 at 10:41 am #

      OneBelt OneRoad system. whats it?

    • malthuss August 22, 2022 at 10:42 am #

      planned depopulation, cull the herd.
      get rid of the old and sick first.

      • neurodoc August 22, 2022 at 10:48 am #

        It is the Chinese plan for Eurasian trade and its massive in planning and execution. Many rail roads built to/from China and elsewhere, inc., India, Middle East, Central and Southern Europe.

        • JohnAZ August 22, 2022 at 11:21 am #

          The Silk Road, read up on it in You Tube. The Chinese know what they are doing.

          Neurodoc, right on about BRICS versus the West.

          The real question is

          Who are the globalist financial empire, WEF, going to support? They destroyed the last super power, Great Britain, so who is next.

          I know who Vegas is betting on. I know who I am betting on, just do not know yet what to do about it.

          Watch Ukraine. The deciding war between the BRICS and the West.

          • Jarek August 22, 2022 at 12:24 pm #

            How can we invest in BRICS while living in the belly of Schwabian malfeasance?

            There goes Swifty…..

          • Soul Forensics August 22, 2022 at 2:02 pm #

            “The real question is

            Who are the globalist financial empire, WEF, going to support?” JohnAZ

            The real question is: what remaining outpost is NOT going to support the WEF/financial cabal? (Sound of crickets.)

        • Amman August 22, 2022 at 4:51 pm #

          To wit, money talks, BS walks.

    • MaryQueen August 22, 2022 at 11:51 am #

      Friend of mine for months has been saying that the unsustainable medical industrial complex will collapse. I believe they have foreseen this, thus the billions (trillions?) they have raked in using the vaxx scams.

      • Walter B August 22, 2022 at 1:26 pm #

        Not a problem, they will simply stop treating the herd and concentrate on extending the lives of the ruling elite.

        • Soul Forensics August 22, 2022 at 2:08 pm #

          Ha! With what? The vaxxes? Schwab et al wouldn’t have that shit injected into them unless they were pinned to the mat by four sumo wrestlers.

          There are no miracle drugs, for us or for the elite. Despite all the techno fantasies of Zuckerberg, Musk, the AI and medical engineers and others, Nature still triumphs over technology re health fates, both on an individual and on a planetary level.

      • neurodoc August 22, 2022 at 5:55 pm #

        It appears that we are watching the removal of medication(s) from the pipeline originating in Asia. fda says (in a recent private letter to clinics, hospitals, and doctors) that 90% of ALL medications used in the US are from CHINA!!!! That, in and of itself, will nullify the medical system. Why go to a doctor unless you need medication: if they can’t prescribe due to non-availability, they why go? This will teach everyone with an IQ over 105 to treat themselves and their own family via herbal and homeopathic systems.
        Our clinic is moving heavily toward electromedicine.

        • Islander August 22, 2022 at 7:46 pm #

          India also has a huge pharmaceutical industry. Lots of meds manufactured there.

          Google summary:

          “The pharmaceutical industry in India is currently valued at $41.7 bn. India is a major exporter of Pharmaceuticals, with over 200+ countries served by Indian pharma exports. India supplies over 50% of Africa’s requirement for generics, ~40% of generic demand in the US and ~25% of all medicine in the UK .”

          I wonder whether it is the brand-name meds that are made in China?

          Just a thought.

        • MaryQueen August 22, 2022 at 8:09 pm #

          Yes they want digital medicine.

          I switched to homeopathic and naturopath practitioners. I have no use for health insurance or doctors.

        • GreenAlba August 23, 2022 at 6:36 am #

          Islander – I read a year or two ago that the active ingredients for the Indian pharma industry come mostly from China.

          • justanotherguy August 23, 2022 at 6:41 pm #

            they used to be supplied mostly by plants along i-95 in new jersey. those bad smells were way more than landfill. related by a friend who’s been a pharmacist for 40 years.

            making those precursors is not pretty, but strategically… i think no one has any doubt about the downside of outsourced strategic materials of any kind.

            autarchy, baby.

    • Hereward the Woke August 22, 2022 at 11:59 am #

      Correct, Neurodoc. This is what most Europeans and Yanks never hear. They believe Russia is isolated, that China has been tamed by that Strong and Independent women, Pelosi, and that the mud people around the world are desperate for America’s approval. They don’t realise that 85% of the world is still trading with Russia as normal, that Saudi Arabia is now accepting payments in yuan from China for oil. In short, the unipolar world that emerged in 1991 is being shattered. We are living in truly momentous times, but most will never learn about it until they have no food or heating.

      • neurodoc August 22, 2022 at 6:00 pm #

        Saudi trading with China via yuan is a major major shift, of century level significance. It literally shreds the Bretton Woods Agreement. Meaning its over for the $USD

        • justanotherguy August 23, 2022 at 6:48 pm #

          doc, with respect,

          there are just too many powerful people with everything at stake in the dollar system for them to just give up.

          the dollar world reserve has been the behemoth driving world events for so long, i think its easy to take for granted that slipping even a bit looks like the end of that world.

          simple fact at the moment is that nothing exists that is even remotely capable of direct substitution.

          when, prior to ww2 the pound’s place as world reserve ended, keep in mind that the uk economy had been subject to 100 years of financialization since the repeal of the corn laws.

          it took 2 world wars and britian becoming literally impoverished, since is has little beyond influence and its natural strategic place as a naval power, as a natural resource – the kind of resources russia enjoys now.

          the us, compared the uk after the repeal of the corn laws in 1846, is about at 1895.

  14. jerrydylan August 22, 2022 at 10:16 am #

    Slightly off topic- One thing I am noticing more and more is the horrible physical condition of US citizens. Black, caucasian, hispanic with impunity but less so for Asians. Children seem to just follow their “parents?” into a maze of obesity and seemingly disguise their condition with weird hair colors and body/face mutilation. I take pride in my appearance, I’m in good shape, I work out and eat clean. I notice people staring at me like I’m the weirdo. Very underrated in the stigma of the Long Emergency and then we can add in the cardiac/neurology/immune degradation of the jabs.

    • BackRowHeckler August 22, 2022 at 10:36 am #

      Good point I’ve noticed the same thing.

      Flabby, shabby people walking around everywhere, the oddball haircuts, pasty skin, wearing t-shirts featuring offensive or woke messages, wool hats in summer, and shocking face tattoos.

      • malthuss August 22, 2022 at 10:48 am #

        clown world. people of walmart.

        • stelmosfire August 22, 2022 at 12:51 pm #

          search for a picture of the guy that was recently busted for selling body parts on fakebook. He even has a tat on the whites of the eyes.he must have spent a fortune on the ugly shit. The NY Post has the story.

          • malthuss August 22, 2022 at 12:58 pm #

            Been there.

          • justanotherguy August 23, 2022 at 7:05 pm #

            old classic – for 12 minutes, a hilarious tour of plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose…

            youtube.com/watch?v=VohyMXB4FLo

      • Islander August 22, 2022 at 7:52 pm #

        I am taken aback at the ubiquity of tattoos.

        What a waste of money.

        I simply do not understand this desire to permanently alter one’s appearance.

        In a way it is like surgery that cannot be undone.

        Aboriginal peoples did and still do a lot of body art.
        Some or most of it pretty painful.
        Much of it inflicted on children at puberty.
        Some Plains Indian tribes colored their skin with ashes that were pressed into scarified skin.
        Weird.
        Now we have colorful jewelry, so . . .
        Why would someone pay good money to have their appearance ruined forever?

        My nephew is covered with tattoos, and I have to be really careful not to let an incautious word slip if the subject of tattoos comes up when I am in his presence.

        • MaryQueen August 22, 2022 at 8:11 pm #

          I don’t get tattoos either. I saw this dude laying out at the pool today, covered in them. I was wondering if they hinder the absorption of vitamin D. In any case, what does dudebro need with a tan when he’s covered in so many other colors?

          • Kim August 23, 2022 at 1:43 am #

            Proof he is his own man and not a follower.

          • MaryQueen August 23, 2022 at 2:13 pm #

            Huh? Everyone gets tattoos now. It’s more of a rebellious act NOT to get one.

          • Q. Shtik August 23, 2022 at 2:55 pm #

            Everyone gets tattoos now. – MQ

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

            I am pleased to report that no one in our family has a tattoo unless maybe someone has a tatt hidden in the crack of their ass. “Our family” comprises me, wife, our 3 kids, their respective spouses, 2 grand kids and Peter. Not one tatt.

        • Anthea August 24, 2022 at 10:34 am #

          I don’t mind seeing people who are heavily tattooed, though I have never thought it was attractive, plus it seems like a huge waste of money. One of my daughters has two small tattoos and probably sees them as her generational bona fides–though I’ve never asked her why she got them.

          I actually have one small tattoo that a college friend did for me one summer in the park in 1974. This was one of those “jailhouse tattoos” done with a bottle of India ink and a sewing needle. You can’t even tell what it is any more. The reason for this? I think we just had too much time on our hands.

    • NickelthroweR August 22, 2022 at 10:51 am #

      We fled California and moved to Rust-Belt Land. This weekend, I took my gal to her first ever Demolition Derby which was held at the county fair. What we witnessed was beyond words.

      For starters, my gal was the ONLY woman at the event wearing a dress. The women we saw were mostly dressed in tank tops so that we could see all of their tasteless tattoos and their rolls upon rolls of fat. The men and the children were equally fat and I spent much of my time looking around to see how many teenagers would be eligible for military service and I’d put that number at ~15%.

      I worked in media and entertainment for decades so the last thing you’d ever find in my home is a TV or a radio tuned to some local station. I know that nothing but poison emanates from those devices. When I am in someone’s home and a TV is on, I’m always shocked by the endless advertising by the food & drug companies. I can see every single tool of manipulation as if it were writ large – sadly, they can not see it.

      • wwg1wga August 22, 2022 at 11:12 am #

        ….the good news is, in a recent clinical study, Doctors report no adverse effects from Chesterfields:
        https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kJTdYWjuugY&list=PLl55Zh3U2VW7YD-JKHT0vYIk1ZCrK7c4-&index=37

        Big Pharma enjoys profiting from maladies introduced by Big Tobacco and Big Food.

        The Shakespearean-tragic-comedy-horror-dystopian-Pavlovian-B.F. Skinner-Huxleyisn-Madison Avenue-CULLING reality show is BEST viewed, while taking a break from picking grapes, in an Epicurean-Walden 2.0 existence!

      • BackRowHeckler August 22, 2022 at 11:16 am #

        I hear what you’re saying Nickelthrower (see my above post) but after all you weren’t attending a wine and cheese fine arts soiree at MOMA.

        • NickelthroweR August 22, 2022 at 12:09 pm #

          I hear you as well but yoga pants and a tank top on a 400lb woman is not something I wish to see. They wouldn’t dress this way without big media giving them permission to do so. In the past, women in this condition would be ashamed to be seen in public looking this way but the word has gone out that being morbidly obese and flaunting it is okay. Ask yourself why.

          We have very little actual control over things in this world. I can not control what happens in Ukraine. I can not control the ridiculous march towards a “green” economy. The one thing we all can control is what we shovel into our mouths.

          People with such low impulse control are probably up to their eyeballs in debt. Being overweight and in debt makes you little more than a slave.

          • stelmosfire August 22, 2022 at 12:56 pm #

            The MSM tells me kids are overweight because of climate change. Apparently it is too hot to play outside and the kids are forced to stay indoors playing video games and shoveling cheesedoodles into their pieholes all day. Um., OK.

          • Islander August 22, 2022 at 8:13 pm #

            “but yoga pants and a tank top on a 400lb woman is not something I wish to see. They wouldn’t dress this way without big media giving them permission to do so. In the past, women in this condition would be ashamed to be seen in public looking this way but the word has gone out that being morbidly obese and flaunting it is okay. Ask yourself why.”

            I was similarly grossed out at the beach yesterday. I saw a couple of incredibly ugly very obese women with extremely skimpy suits, the thong type, buried in a few crevices in their mountains of flesh. I realize it is a bit cruel, as everyone has a right to enjoy the beach—but it seems that there is a total lack of modesty or awareness of being a disgusting spectacle. There are plenty of suits for fat people. But these people almost seem to be challenging the world to accept their obesity by also being practically buck naked.

            So, yes, “someone” is giving these people permission to feel good about and even flaunt choices that are bad, unhealthy, and affect all of society (big percentage of those who died of covid were obese), etc.

            in fact, recently I saw a photo of a Calvin Klein ad on a billboard showing an obese woman and the legend “I speak truth in my Calvins” (Just do a search for “Calvin Klein ad with fat woman”). So, being obese is her “truth.” A pretty sad commentary.

          • MaryQueen August 22, 2022 at 8:13 pm #

            WHen it was 100+ degrees in NYC in the past they just opened up the fire hydrants. I suppose that’s no longer possible because it’s better to sit around roasting and eating potato chips and donuts. Good lord.

          • Suburban_elk August 23, 2022 at 9:35 pm #

            In spite of themselves, those fat pig face proles, quite often they have big impressive, upright and robust frames.

            Some of the shoulders on those women..

      • malthuss August 22, 2022 at 1:00 pm #

        I am on utube.
        I see ads with wonderful blacks.

        Today I saw a black family [dad present] at their mansion.
        The ad pushed hersheys but wasnt a hersheys ad. confusing.

        The other was a tire ad w a black dad and his mixed child.

      • Disaffected August 22, 2022 at 4:55 pm #

        LOL! Really hitting a fresh raw nerve with me here in NM with that one.

        Just had a freshly minted PhD and her newly announced fiancé (just proposed and accepted this past weekend) move in next door. Talk about an odd couple.

        She: Thirty, Chemistry PhD from UCF, originally from CA, quite fat for 30 y/o (I’m guessing 5’6″, 250 lb or so, but she’s still young and just getting started), but otherwise almost normal for a typical 30 y/o these days. Which is to say, woke, lazy and stupid.

        He: Same age give or take. HS education (allegedly), originally from and just relocated from OK, a bonafide fucking walrus (I’m guessing 5’10”, 350 pounds at least), hasn’t come out of the house other than to waddle to the car since arriving one week ago and doesn’t work, a so-called “house husband.” (More like pet walrus) First sign of worthlessness? Drove SUV up on the grass (which I had been taking care of) to unload worthless shit upon arrival, rather than unload shit at the curb and walk the 50 feet or so to the front door like a normal human might. Got full blown ham shot for all to see while he was at it. Not just plumbers crack, the whole fucking ham!

        At homeowners meeting this weekend, she had already colluded with idiot crazy lady next door to her (fired lab employee, now riding the government “disability” scam rolls), and first action item for the two crazy bitches was to install heated sidewalks, so that neither of their fat asses would have to shovel snow in the winter, which we don’t normally get a terribly lot of anyway. This in a 70 year old building that’s been crying out for the most basic of maintenance for at least half of its life already. I had to swallow hard to contain myself.

        • Hereward the Woke August 22, 2022 at 5:01 pm #

          Wow, Dis, there’s a novel in there somewhere. Great description! Hope they mellow as you get to know them more!

          • Disaffected August 22, 2022 at 6:59 pm #

            I tell ya, the longer I live, the crazier it gets!

        • BackRowHeckler August 22, 2022 at 7:37 pm #

          Dis, you have a gift. You need to get together with KesaAnna …

          write something like “Comedy & Tragedy: Tales from the Heartland”

          • Suburban_elk August 23, 2022 at 9:39 pm #

            Respectfully, NM is not the Heartland. The Heartland generally suggests the Midwest and the Rustbelt. Maybe the Bible Belt, or the Mid South, parts of.

    • spaingaroo August 22, 2022 at 11:06 am #

      It’s a lot better here in the mountains of Spain, but you can see the thing advancing.

    • farmgal August 22, 2022 at 11:42 am #

      @Jerrydylan – I attended my brother in law’s 40th birthday bash this weekend and I can attest to the fact that most folks don’t give one damn about personal appearance or health. Men and women both tatted to the extreme and these people were in their late 30’s to mid 40’s.

      And I think we touched on this in last week’s blog, the obesity of American’s is something to behold, especially women. I doubt there were only 3 or 4 out of a group of 12 that weighed less than 200 pounds. Can we blame the food or do these people just not have any dignity?

      This trend started some time ago as I remember fighting with my son (also 40) about tucking his shirt in before going to school, or my daughter (43) who attended college classes in pajamas. Thank goodness they have upped their game and have responsible professional jobs, but they still tend towards sloppiness that drives me crazy!

    • MaryQueen August 22, 2022 at 11:54 am #

      Spot on. I mentioned before, my lawn guy got 2 jabs and both nearly killed him, and now he looks like he’s aged about 10 years. He’s fatter and has a grey tinge to his skin. It’s really sad. He’s probably 12 years younger than me and looks older.

      I have seen the degradation and mutilation of the young to their bodies. They’ve just surrendered to what the social media and TV tells them. IT’s all part of the move to transhumanism, to get people to hate their bodies and natural healing.

      • malthuss August 22, 2022 at 1:02 pm #

        he went back for more. I have heard similar.
        In one case the MD told him not to take second as he got blood clots from jab.

      • Hereward the Woke August 22, 2022 at 5:05 pm #

        Hey, Mary. Have you ever considered that it might be your lawn that’s killing him? Seriously, everyone thinks transhumanism is a physical thing, but it begins with a spiritual collapse. What gets me about our obsession with phones is not just the junk that is on them, but everyday walking past people glued to their mini screens with that horrible vacant look on their faces. Last week, I was in a theme park with my kids near where we live. Suddenly, a mum starts going ballistic because she can’t find her two year old. We were the only ones to help her look. Everyone else was glued to their phones. Really, really effing depressing.

        • MaryQueen August 22, 2022 at 8:20 pm #

          He was telling me what happened to him after BOTH shots and yeah he still went back for no. 2 – which I consider to be crazy.

          His reasoning was that his wife is immunocompromised so he did it for her.

          Both times got a high fever, horrible headaches and body aches. Legs turned purple and blew up. Second time, he got delirious and walked into a wall and cracked it.

          I just can’t understand these people.

          • GreenAlba August 23, 2022 at 2:53 pm #

            And if his wife also took it, she’s even more immunocompromised than she was before.

          • MaryQueen August 23, 2022 at 7:54 pm #

            YES G.A.!!!!

            That’s why I was eyerolling and SMDH after he told me this. And this is a guy in a militia who doesn’t trust gov’t!

            They get to everyone.

    • Hereward the Woke August 22, 2022 at 12:00 pm #

      You should come to the UK, Jerry. The Brits make most Yanks look like Jerry Hall.

    • Soul Forensics August 22, 2022 at 2:16 pm #

      One shocking thing I’ve noticed recently is how many fat — not just chunky, but fat — kids there are around. Pudgy faces and arms and guts, with the invariable slurpee in one fist, immobile and stupefied. Of course, their parents are just bigger versions, buying for their kids the same shit (masquerading as food) they do for themselves.

      Back in the day, there were zero overweight kids I grew up with in large schools. Zero. One overweight (not morbidly obese) kid I remember in high school, and he was ridiculed mercilessly because he was so rare.

      • Islander August 22, 2022 at 8:26 pm #

        There was one fat boy in our (small) school, and he actually had some kind of heart condition and some mental problems. He was something of a trial to his two younger sisters. People did tease him, and the two sisters were alternately embarrassed and felt protective. Sad for them. He died quite young. Both parents were alcoholics.

        Everyone else was fit and ran around outside constantly during recess in cowboy and Indian games, or played red rover.

        Our mothers packed our lunches.

        • Soul Forensics August 22, 2022 at 9:04 pm #

          “Everyone else was fit and ran around outside constantly during recess in cowboy and Indian games, or played red rover.

          Our mothers packed our lunches.”

          Same here. Two recesses and a lunch hour.

          I understand that recess has been cancelled in many schools, from last year or two and ongoing, because of ‘Covid’. Is that true pretty well across the board, or is it more of an isolated thing?

          • Soul Forensics August 22, 2022 at 9:06 pm #

            When schools are actually open of course.

  15. DyersEve August 22, 2022 at 10:23 am #

    Just a little historical reminder that it was Mr. Clinton that repealed Glass-Stegall in 1996 making it A-Okay for consumer and investment banks to play casino. See what happened after that? All intentional as the adults were no longer going to be allowed in govt – ever again. We The People have consented to @ss raping after @ss raping so we apparently luv it!

    • Islander August 22, 2022 at 10:42 am #

      Exactimundo.

      And, as for “it looked like a good idea at the time,” No, most of what Clinton brought into being—such as NAFTA, repeal of Glass-Steagall, merging of media giants, and more—did NOT look good at the time to those who were paying attention.

      However, it took many more shocks to the system to bring us to the abject situation in which this country finds itself.

      Most obviously:
      ##Dodgy uetsionable 2000 election
      ##9/11
      ##2008 Financial meltdown
      ##Obama interregnum
      ##Trump apotheosis
      ##Covid op
      ##Democrats’ total mental meltdown

    • MaryQueen August 22, 2022 at 11:55 am #

      Rachel Maddow actually said on national TV that Clinton did not sign Glass-Steagall. She openly and blatantly lied about it. I remember just being gobsmacked. That’s how they do it, they blame it on Republicans even when it is easily checked in 2 seconds with a google search that Clinton did indeed sign it.

      • Hereward the Woke August 22, 2022 at 12:01 pm #

        Wow, is she still a feature, Mary? Or has she gone the way of Toobin and Stelter?

        • MaryQueen August 22, 2022 at 8:21 pm #

          I believe so although I haven’t watched her since 2012. The said Glass-Steagal denial was a clip I ran across on Twitter or something.

      • Not_GeorgeT August 22, 2022 at 2:47 pm #

        “it is easily checked in 2 seconds”

        and there’s one of the issues, no research no questioning only blind acceptance

    • Jarek August 22, 2022 at 12:31 pm #

      Quite so. Things look random but if so, why do they always end so badly?

      Because they’re not random at all. The apparent randomness is a function of not looking carefully.

      Conspiracy is the way the world works. Liberals and “conservatives” can’t get that. Thus they were trounced.

      • wwg1wga August 22, 2022 at 12:59 pm #

        The law of self-organized criticality prevails across all known dimensions of existence.

        As it appears the human race is not ameliorating the percolating variables leading to waves of destruction-extinction, but rather exacerbating them, the outcome of the macro-human-earth project is becoming increasingly clear…..to the few who have girded, maneuvered, reacted, and adapted, to a hyper-localized collaborative existence, in anticipation thereof.

        ….the good news is the earth-universe project continues, independent of the outcome of the human-earth experiment.

      • Hereward the Woke August 22, 2022 at 5:09 pm #

        The problem is that when you say “conspiracy”, most normies think you mean ten evil guys plotting away in a room full of cigar smoke and laughing like hyenas. They don’t get that a conspiracy can be quite diffuse, with many different players, each of whom have slightly different aims. The Great Reset is the perfect example. Schwab, Gates, Fuckerberg, the ecofascists and all the other outriders, probably have slightly different targets. But they all agree on the final result.

    • SeattleSig August 22, 2022 at 11:04 pm #

      While Clinton signed the legislation, the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Financial Services Modernization Act of 1999 was sponsored by
      the three Republican senators it was named after. The bill passed by a veto proof majority. Whatever the many character defects possessed by Clinton, he did not repeal Glass-Stegall; the U.S. Congress did. He could have vetoed Gramm-Leach-Bliley and been overridden ( an honest and courageous person would have ) but he was already in trouble with the Lewinsky affair, not to mention the various other financial and sex scandals, and didn’t want to rock the boat. If he had had any integrity, he would have gone down fighting, but the fact is the Congress was more responsible than Clinton for this atrocity of a bill.

      • justanotherguy August 23, 2022 at 7:18 pm #

        “Clinton signed the legislation”

        end of story.

  16. NickelthroweR August 22, 2022 at 10:24 am #

    The “fix” is what is to blame. We’ve allowed the fix to permeate all of our institutions to our detriment. The fix is in with politics, healthcare, education, the markets, banking, and even home ownership.

    When the wealthy are given subsidies to purchase Earth-destroying electric vehicles then you know the fix is in. When students are told that they no longer need to pay their student loans – loans they used to acquire Gender Studies degrees, you know the fix is in.

    Show me any institution that hasn’t become a soul-crushing racket. Show me the hill to die on.

    • thirdcoastlegend August 22, 2022 at 11:04 am #

      Nickel-

      Thanks for this comment.

      I saw a very similar sentiment in this morning’s Zerohedge comments.

      The commenter stated that it is almost impossible not to work for the forces of evil running the collective West (and globe) into the ground.

      • NickelthroweR August 22, 2022 at 12:23 pm #

        These days, I live off of royalties from the hard work I did earlier in life. That said, I have the credentials to teach and there is a teacher shortage where I live. I’ve given thought to returning to public education because I’m in a position to resist monetary threats. Plus, it never hurts to be in a position to be able to hire a team of lawyers the first time someone demands I adhere to woke bs.

        But, is that what I really want to do? After all, I will not call anyone by their preferred pronoun nor recognize gender choice. Given that, how long would I last? A month? A semester?

        The commenter was correct – it is almost impossible to not work for the forces of evil.

        • Rowdypiglet August 22, 2022 at 2:04 pm #

          If you could return to teaching, I’d encourage you to do so. You’re right in that you wouldn’t last long, but you’d leave with the ammunition with which to subject them to a long, expensive, and well deserved legal harassment which might actually cost them in the long run. Most of what they’re doing to people would be very hard to legally justify in a court of law (of which there must be a few left). There was just a big award from a lawsuit by the employees of a hospital who were forced to take the vax. This whole thing is a big, money generating industry, and we should hurt their pocketbooks whenever we can; it’s the only thing that might give them pause.

          • justanotherguy August 23, 2022 at 7:23 pm #

            play the game and get on the inside and throw some sand in the gears.

            you might actually give a few worthy kids a fixed star and some hope. the last 50 years have been a me, me, me wasteland of fu*k the yunguns, i’m going to bounce the check to the undertaker. results evident.

            the irish have made an art of the big f.u. with all their years under the uk boot.

            irish democracy, its a real thing.

        • Soul Forensics August 22, 2022 at 2:37 pm #

          Nickelthrower,

          You’d never get hired. Academic institutions now require study sessions and the correct yes-or-no answers on screening questionnaires just to pre-qualify. Also, even if you pretend you’re a true advocacy warrior (which you aren’t), you’d still have an uphill battle if you’re White. Acceptance of White applicants, even in the hard sciences, are anywhere between 7 to 30 times less than minorities (soon to be majorities) when similar merit-based comparisons are put side-to-side.

          I realize your situation is a bit different, since you’re not just fresh from graduation into your first academic job, but the ideological framework is still the same. But you probably know all or most of this.

        • UN OUT OF USA August 22, 2022 at 7:56 pm #

          If you are a white, Christian, hetero male, forget it. You’ll never get hired.

        • Anthea August 25, 2022 at 9:47 am #

          The way it works in teaching is, you will have job security regardless of your abilities and regardless of what you say or do, under one of two conditions: either you are “connected” (meaning you are the town banker’s neice or similar), or you have some serious dirt on the principal or others making hiring decisions.

          Back in my teaching days, one of my teacher friends accepted a job in a small town in Kansas. He was gay, so he was probably selected for the job because this meant the principal automatically had some dirt on him–and he would thus be likely to keep his mouth shut about others, and could even be counted on to be their accomplice. Anyway, my friend told me that one of his main jobs was to keep the principal (who could not be seen purchasing alcohol in that community) supplied with booze. Since my friend was gay, his habit was to spend most weekends in Kansas City, where he would pick up a good supply of booze for the principal. My friend had great job security.

          I’ve sometimes wondered if a lot of hiring decisions are made this way.

          As far a losing your job goes, you will be out of a job as soon as some “connected” person graduates from college with a degree in your subject. Any excuse will do. Nowadays, I suppose pronouns will suffice. I’ve seen people fired because two kids of the opposite sex were in the cloakroom together–and the teacher should have somehow prevented kids of the opposite sex being in the cloakroom at the same time–or because the history teacher was “and old man talking about old times,” or because the kids in the classroom were not achieving (in some inner-city shithole school where none of the kids achieve), etc. Any excuse will do.

          Heck, I was once told that I would not be allow to return to a particular school to substitute because I put a kid out for talking filthy. I was also once called on the carpet to have a conference with the principal, a parent, and a student, because I told a class that Anno Domini was Latin for “year of our Lord.” The student told her mother I was teaching religion.

          If you are a “connected” person, on the other hand, you can do and say just about anything.

          The public schools are pretty much a cross between sinecure jobs for connected people and crazy town. But you might enjoy it for awhile if you’re really, really bored.

    • MaryQueen August 22, 2022 at 11:58 am #

      I’m afraid they are all that way, NickelthroweR. All have been usurped. If they haven’t by wokieness then they have been by uber-religious mores.

      It’s VERY hard to find anyone who hasn’t been tainted. I filled out an application for a job and it asked for my preferred pronouns and race. The fix is everywhere.

      • justanotherguy August 23, 2022 at 7:27 pm #

        “f they haven’t by wokieness then they have been by uber-religious mores”

        hypocrisy – of the flavor of “the only thing just right is that little slice in the middle that *i* occupy.”

        poster child of the world where fashion displaced actual morals.

        standing by for your cutting ad hom and pointless denial – or ignore, even better.

        • MaryQueen August 23, 2022 at 7:56 pm #

          Well, Mr. Smartypants, I also looked at a job description from a Christian owned company who said to work there you had to adhere to every facet of Christiandom.

          So what’s the difference?

          I suppose you see that as an ad-hominem. Because you ain’t that bright judging by your other retarded comments.

          • justanotherguy August 24, 2022 at 11:36 am #

            they don’t want people like you around?

            link? i’d like to thank them personally.

          • justanotherguy August 24, 2022 at 11:41 am #

            troll

        • MaryQueen August 25, 2022 at 11:16 pm #

          Dummy.

  17. Rodster August 22, 2022 at 10:26 am #

    “It seemed pretty sane in 1996 when President Bill Clinton declared — to much surprise — in his State of the Union address that “the era of big government is over.” Of course, few understood back then how cravenly corrupt the Clintons were, even especially as Hillary launched her own political career once Bill’s turn was over.”

    Umm, I would dare to say I as well as many others knew but it was washed over by the MSM, the same MSM that has white washed the Covid1984 scandal.

    Back in the 90’s conservatives such as Ann Coulter, Radio Talk Show Hosts such as Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, G Gordon Liddy, Laura Ingram, and others were screaming from their lungs how corrupt the Clintons were. No one bothered to listen and just hated what they had to say because they were conservatives and they just had to be lying.

    Sorry Jim but you were part of the Left at the time and did not heed the warnings or hated any of those that exposed the criminal Clinton family. I was all too aware of the shenanigans with regards to the Clintons.

    • thirdcoastlegend August 22, 2022 at 11:10 am #

      The Clintons really did change the game.

      They had lots of practice managing all the Deep State shenanigans in and around Mena, AR. The White House was their reward for a job well done.

      They were the administration that began selling truly game changing technologies to China.

      Two examples that come to mind are precision navigation and nuclear warhead technologies.

      • Epicur August 22, 2022 at 12:12 pm #

        “Two examples that come to mind are precision navigation and nuclear warhead technologies.”

        That so many people shrugged off, and continue to shrug off the LORAL deal is proof of how clueless the majority of the population is.

        Clinton was probably provably guilty of treason, but the Congress Creeps didn’t want to cause a ruckus that might make them unpopular and threaten their cushy sinecures.

        The res publica is doomed, plan accordingly.

        • thirdcoastlegend August 22, 2022 at 2:38 pm #

          Epicur-

          Yes, the whole Loral disaster is the deal that advanced China’s ability to target their ICBMs by decades.

          I think it also helped them jump-start their GPS-clone known as Beidou.

          Talk about selling the commies the rope they will use to hang us!

      • Jo-G August 22, 2022 at 4:52 pm #

        I worked briefly with a project to give the Communist Chinese LANDSAT ground stations and the computer technology to interpret the data. The Chinese scientists that came over were smart but computer illiterate. This was during the Reagan years. So the process of handing over the technology began well before the Clintons. The part I worked on was explaining the algorithms to perform digital image enhancement and some automatic multi-dimensional pattern recognition. No one could explain to me why there were people dressed in PLA uniforms visiting at the same time. Still seems fishy to me.

    • MaryQueen August 22, 2022 at 12:00 pm #

      Clinton and HW Bush were close. That’s all I needed to learn to understand everything from then on going forward. Bill gets his chance, then shrub got his, then it was supposed to be Shillary, but then along came CIA-connected/groomed Obomba, and then along came Trump.

    • Hereward the Woke August 22, 2022 at 12:04 pm #

      We all make mistakes. Jim has the grace to admit his errors. FFS, I thought Trump was playing 4D chess, that Bill Barr was honest and Hertz Van Rental was a Dutch painter.

      • Ron Anselmo August 22, 2022 at 12:16 pm #

        HTW – beauty on the Hertz Van Rental! Beauty!

    • happiface August 22, 2022 at 1:37 pm #

      hey Rid,yeah it kinda bugs me about jim–his endless rants about peak oil–i am in the oil business and would write him and tell him there is endless oil but not endless cheap oil–he gave me shit–and his leftist leanings always bothered me–and now he has come full circle–i love his writing style,bought a couple of his books years ago…

      • Rodster August 22, 2022 at 3:11 pm #

        Yes, the oil is endless. It then becomes a two part question.

        1) How much are the energy producers willing to pay to extract it out of the ground?

        2) How much is the consumer willing to pay for it?

        If the price becomes too HIGH for the consumer, then it’s not worth extracting it. The cheap oil is gone and that was decades ago. Now we have moved to the more expensive stuff. We are at the point in time where the price of oil is too low for the energy producers and too high for the consumer. We see what happens when the price of oil spikes too high, the economy begins to tank. Then demand slows and the price drops and consumers begin to buy it.

        We will eventually get to a point in the future where both lines between the producers and consumers will meet in the middle. At that point the oil will probably stay in the ground, sands or sea.

        Michael Ruppert in his movie Collapse explained it very well in layman’s terms.

        • justanotherguy August 24, 2022 at 11:49 am #

          the thing hiding behind price is the reduced equation of EROEI. energy returned on energy invested.

          they considered breaking this equation by putting a nucular plant at the athabaska tar sands to liquify the goo and render it useful. that is one example of how to fix an unfavorable balance of energy in ~= energy out.

          as for reaching oil in extreme locations, technology has been advancing slower than oil has been depleting. that will likely not improve as a trend.

          an example of the counter is corn ethanol. its been shown, in total that on this energy out < energy input. politics once again in the way of rational decisions…

      • Amman August 22, 2022 at 5:16 pm #

        I think what’s going on and what went down the past 2 years is now above and beyond oil supply considerations. One line that comes to mind is from the movie No Country for Old Men said by the character Sheriff Ed Tom Bell….

        – “IT’S JUST ALL OUT WAR.”

  18. SW August 22, 2022 at 10:34 am #

    Excellent article today and I wanted to add one point to the paragraph on Obama. During his 8 years in office he prosecuted more whistle blowers than all his predecessors put together and carried out overseas assassinations on US citizens who had not even been charged with a crime. This laid the foundation for the extremes of censorship we’re battling today. Truth tellers can be attacked and people’s lives destroyed, whistle blowers in the CDC or pharmaceutical companies are denied a platform or painted as crazy conspiracy nuts which effectively silences them.

    • JohnAZ August 22, 2022 at 10:48 am #

      Unless they are whistle blowing against Trump, then they are deified.

      Remember, everyone, Trump is the spiritual leader of the bloc of Americans that want their Constitutional country back. If he did not represent such a huge bloc of folks, no one would pay attention to him. As it is, one guy representing this many voters, can cancel out the total control the Deep State exerts. If he is eliminated, in all ways possible, the Uniparty is in control.

      Yes, eliminate Trump, the political situation shifts totally to the Left, The Left knows it.

      • SW August 22, 2022 at 11:11 am #

        Yes, they clearly want to shut him down and if he’s a true patriot he’ll put his power behind a viable candidate for the the 2024 election. As big as his ego is, the issues we face as a nation are bigger and I’m more concerned about getting someone in the WH who doesn’t have his baggage. I’m not saying his resentment and outrage at the treatment he endured at the hands of his enemies is not justified. Dragging the country back from the ledge will be hard enough without the focus being on him as a man (or businessman, or “Russian agent” or whatever).

        If the left manages to eliminate Trump or he bows out, it leaves an opening for DeSantis or Abbot or someone else with a backbone. The left have no one who fits this description and they know it. The best they’ve got is that slick-backed hair Gavin who’s totally incompetent.

        • JohnAZ August 22, 2022 at 11:37 am #

          Two comments, SW

          First, the next nominee from the Right must take it away from Trump. No one yet shows the intestinal fortitude plus bluster that Trump has to keep the Leftist dogs at bay.

          Second, only one entity that has shown itself to be more incompetent than Gavin and his Mob,

          The American electorate.

          • SW August 22, 2022 at 12:13 pm #

            But the primary weapon the left has is its attack on Trump and it’s used as a bludgeon to dominate the news and split the Republicans and unite the Democrats.
            As long as they can keep Trump front and center, they don’t have to provide a viable candidate (as was proven with Biden).

            The Democrats can’t stand on their record of inflation, forced vaccines, nonexistent borders, school-system collapse (teachers are bailing out and there’s no one to replace them) and medical care that gets worse every year. And there’s no one with the charisma and speaking skills of Obama to sweet talk the voters into believing the Democrats can solve these failures.

        • Jarek August 22, 2022 at 12:51 pm #

          The Bushes, Kristols, and Cheney types are behind De Santis. No doubt Abbot would be little better.

          Trump is hated because he’s not completely on board.

          • justanotherguy August 24, 2022 at 11:53 am #

            i hadn’t heard that j. at first glance, it seems counter to the neocon way, unless they are trying to co-opt him?

        • Rowdypiglet August 22, 2022 at 2:00 pm #

          It’s naive to think that they won’t manufacture and attach as much baggage to DeSantis as they have to Trump. He’ll get exactly the same treatment, including some fake mess they’ll tangle him up in from which he’ll spend most of his time trying to extricate himself. You can see them preparing it now with their idiotic “don’t say gay” nonsense. I’d be happy if either one could get elected, which would at least slow the rate of dissolution a bit if nothing else.

          • SW August 22, 2022 at 6:15 pm #

            Of course the politics would be vicious and DeSantis would have a tough fight ahead of him. But it would be ahead — not behind — like it would be with Trump. And the Democrats might be unpleasantly surprised to find out lots of people (including gays) are more worried about their apartment rent than social issues.

          • justanotherguy August 24, 2022 at 11:56 am #

            maybe trump as candidate with desantis as vice. trump is the lightning rod until 6 weeks prior, then withdraws for reasons. full bore support for now pres candidate rick, dems have used up all their dirty tricks and are left to an obvious replay of something already discredited by the lightning rod.

      • Redneck Liberal August 22, 2022 at 9:09 pm #

        “…eliminate Trump, the political situation shifts totally to the Left.”

        Come on JohnAZ! There will be a more polished and slicker grifter will arise in his place to continue to lead you all down the garden path.

    • thirdcoastlegend August 22, 2022 at 11:12 am #

      Another thing Obama did very well was purge the military officer corps of patriots and install his people.

      My gut says that Trump did not attempt to use the Insurrection Act in 2020 because he understood how many military officers were Barry’s guys and unlikely to follow Trump’s orders in that scenario.

      • Hereward the Woke August 22, 2022 at 12:06 pm #

        Trump had the same power as Obama to eliminate the Leftists from every US agency, including the military. He didn’t, and here we are. I hate the Dems and the Left in general, but they know how to get things done and go for the jugular. Until we learn to do that, we are chasing the game.

        • thirdcoastlegend August 22, 2022 at 12:20 pm #

          HoW-

          To this day I’m completely mystified as to why Trump did not clean house as much as possible from day one.

          That is the standard, accepted operating procedure for every leader that has taken over any organization for hundreds, if not thousands of years – get people loyal to you and your program in place, then figure out the rest along the way.

          A guy like Trump that managed to survive the NYC and international real estate game for so long should have intuitively understood this principle.

          • Hereward the Woke August 22, 2022 at 5:14 pm #

            It was even worse. He failed to get rid of the traitors AND appointed deep state creeps to the top jobs. Trump did the US and inestimable service by flushing out the Deep State psychopaths among us, but at the end of the day, maybe he is just not that clever.

          • justanotherguy August 24, 2022 at 12:02 pm #

            its the permanent bureaucracy.

            they changed the laws regarding cleaning house long ago to “fix” the problem of the nepotistic spoils system.

            “The term was used particularly in politics of the United States, where the federal government operated on a spoils system until the Pendleton Act was passed in 1883 due to a civil service reform movement.”

            Andrew Jackson – hero of mine, was a strong advocate. oh for another like him.

        • Jarek August 22, 2022 at 12:53 pm #

          Because there is no more left and right anymore – just the Uniparty which has a left and right hand.

          Who funded Communism after all? McCarthy was right about everything except one thing: he underestimated how deep the rot had gone.

          • malthuss August 22, 2022 at 1:05 pm #

            you said or posted ‘nothing by accident’.
            In the 1980s I went to a Bircher presentation and was told, ‘if USA treaties / accords were accidental, sometimes they would favor the US.

          • justanotherguy August 24, 2022 at 12:03 pm #

            mal, that one is a nugget to remember, thanks.

      • Redneck Liberal August 22, 2022 at 9:07 pm #

        Whole-cloth bullshit!

        • Hereward the Woke August 23, 2022 at 11:06 am #

          Change your wardrobe, then.

          • Redneck Liberal August 24, 2022 at 11:25 pm #

            “Another thing Obama did very well was purge the military officer corps of patriots and install his people.

            My gut says that Trump did not attempt to use the Insurrection Act in 2020 because he understood how many military officers were Barry’s guys and unlikely to follow Trump’s orders in that scenario.

            As I said, whole-cloth bullshit.

          • benr August 26, 2022 at 11:16 am #

            @RL

            Just because you only view news sources that agree with your flawed world view does not make it so.
            There are literally hundreds of news articles describing Obama firing people who did not support his dislike of the American military.

            investors.com/politics/editorials/197-military-officers-purged-by-obama/

            prescottenews.com/index.php/2021/10/04/biden-continues-obama-purge-of-patriotic-officers-now-lt-col-scheller/

            washingtontimes.com/news/2013/nov/12/gordon-transforming-the-us-military/

            Again, are you a complete liar or just ignorant?

            Is it possible the cloth you speak of is the bag you put over your head to ignore anything that you don’t like about the party of insanity aka the Democrats?

            No say it’s not so!

    • MaryQueen August 22, 2022 at 12:00 pm #

      He sure did. And upped the spying on us. Also tried to pass TPP. He was a disaster.

      • Redneck Liberal August 22, 2022 at 9:07 pm #

        (@thirdcoast)

  19. Zoltar August 22, 2022 at 10:38 am #

    Having no inside source of information in the DNC whatsoever, I nonetheless have a theory about the recent history of the Party of Chaos which seems to me to cover the observable facts pretty well.

    Although the madness of Wokeness did not really emerge until Obama was in office, it seems clear that the movement’s advanced scouts were charting the territory a good bit before that. My guess is that they conjectured that white liberal guilt over the historic treatment of African Americans might assure that a candidate from that demographic would stand a good chance at winning the Oval Office as long as he was only superficially black and could fit in comfortably at an elite (i.e. formerly all-white) country club. Recalling that Obama’s mentor in the Chicago political machine was Joe Lieberman, there was actually never any reason to expect that Obama would do anything other than betray the constituency that voted him into office.

    As soon as champagne corks started to pop for Barack and liberals were high-fiving each other over their electoral virtue the foot soldiers of Wokeness were likely extrapolating from that political triumph: “If electing a sort-of-black guy thrills liberal voters that much, surely they are ready to go all-in on electing the first female president. Beyond that: the first blackish female, the first gay guy, and so forth…

    Since political parties never remember that after a term or two the country always whipsaws back in the other direction, I don’t doubt that this grand scenario seemed quite plausible to the long-range party planners.

    Of course, Obama possessed once-in-a-generation political skills (a sort of Bill Clinton of Color) and the Dems have since found that spectacularly un-gifted candidates such as Hillary, Kamala, and Mayor Pete (the latter two synthesized in the DNC lab) only remind most voters of what a mistake it was to vote for Obama.

    I doubt that even now the DNC’s mad political scientists have learned the error of their ways, or understand that they have completely failed to nurture authentic political talent for the party’s future.

    And I would bet money that in ’24 one of those three, running for POTUS, will get drubbed, whether the Republican Party runs Trump, DeSantis, or Hitler’s dog.

    • malthuss August 22, 2022 at 10:46 am #

      Obama possessed once-in-a-generation political skills
      You were fooled. Mr teleprompter did not fool us. 57 states. gulf coast.

      • Zoltar August 22, 2022 at 2:33 pm #

        Malthuss:

        Not at all. In fact, in September of 2008 I expressed concern in this forum that Obama seemed to be running on nothing more than a couple of empty slogans: “Yes, we can” ; “Hope & Change.

        But it does undeniably take extraordinary political skills to get yourself elected as POTUS with so little to offer.

        As for possessing skills of governance, since none were required for him to break every major campaign promise he ever made, we may never know.

        I’m sorry if that distinction is too subtle for you to grasp.

        • Hereward the Woke August 22, 2022 at 5:17 pm #

          I’m not sure it does take extraordinary political skills to get yourself elected Potus if you have the whole political establishment, the MSM and every corrupt fixer in the US behind you. There is no evidence that Obama was anything other than a lazy midwit. Shame we can see his educational qualifications to confirm this.

          • malthuss August 22, 2022 at 5:42 pm #

            He had the machine behind him.
            As a Chicagoan said ‘I knew he was crooked, you dont rise up like he did without the power of the machine.’

            Shame we can ..u mean can’t.

            lazy midwit / crook/ muslim /closet gay/ etc.

          • Zoltar August 22, 2022 at 7:55 pm #

            H the W
            Since you have evidently been living in a cave for the past twenty years, let me inform you that both Hillary and Kamala had every bit of the resources behind their candidacies that you enumerate. Hillary still lost to Trump and Kamala did not win a single delegate.

    • JohnAZ August 22, 2022 at 10:58 am #

      White liberal guilt?

      I disagree,

      If guilt was the motivator, they would do something for the Browns and Blacks they exploit.

      They, the Deep State, does nothing except dole out unearned money that destroys their independence, just what the DS wants.

      Whites, with the exception of a few extremist nuts, do not give a damn. They want to be left alone, to go about their business without interference from anyone, especially a government. If alternative ethnicities cannot keep up, they should just accept where they are or go elsewhere.

      The penalization of the mostly benign majority of this control by a bunch of traitorous power driven White a holes will destroy the country.

      As it has every powerful country in history.

      • thirdcoastlegend August 22, 2022 at 11:17 am #

        JAZ-

        The money printer truly is the coal-black, pulsating, evil source of the Deep State’s power.

        • JohnAZ August 22, 2022 at 11:38 am #

          Yes.

        • Hereward the Woke August 22, 2022 at 12:07 pm #

          And the Dominion voting machine, with all those serpentine wires plugged into the mains…

        • workingclasshero August 23, 2022 at 12:44 am #

          So, what should Republicans run on, balancing the budget? The American Right will never win in the future with old school Conservatives running the show. The Left isn’t afraid to use the State and the power of the purse, and neither should a Nationalist Right. Conservatives will probably never accept that notion.

      • Jarek August 22, 2022 at 12:57 pm #

        Well, they’re hypocrites who know at some level that these groups aren’t as gifted. But they can be paid to be a weapon against their fellow White enemies. So that is what they do, all while feeling morally superior.

      • Hereward the Woke August 23, 2022 at 11:10 am #

        To Zoltar above. Maybe you should join me in the cave, Zolt. HRC was/is hated by almost everyone and has baggage that Pol Pot would be ashamed of. Harris was a none starter and there is no there there. Obama back in 2008 had the perfectly manufactured image: fresh and new, unspoilt, modest, articulate and just an ordinary guy wanting to change things for the better after all those nasty career pols. But it was only an image. He was completely manufactured.

        • MaryQueen August 23, 2022 at 7:58 pm #

          Well said

  20. Ron Anselmo August 22, 2022 at 10:39 am #

    Morning Jim – excellent today, another fine recap of where we are, and surmising potential causes.

    Here’s what I don’t understand. The Clinton’s rise to power from Arkansas to DC, is littered with bodies from Vince Foster to Seth Rich, and many in between.

    No one ever seems to care, nor ask the hard questions. As long as we continue to look the other way, we get what we deserve. Evil flourishes when good men do nothing.

    • Rodster August 22, 2022 at 10:43 am #

      Absolutely and it was a comment I made. Many Radio Talk Show Hosts in the early 90’s raised the alarm about both Bill and Hillary. Ann Coulter took a lot of heat although I think she loved the engagement from the Left.

    • Hereward the Woke August 22, 2022 at 12:08 pm #

      Welcome to the zeitgeist: nothing matters and nobody cares.

    • MaryQueen August 22, 2022 at 8:25 pm #

      And TWELVE of the bodies in the Clintons’ wake are former body guards.

      That number is way to high to be coinkydink.

      • Ron Anselmo August 23, 2022 at 10:07 am #

        Yep, they knew too much, saw too much, time to go.

        • MaryQueen August 23, 2022 at 8:00 pm #

          Also, none of them that old.

          I had this stats whiz FB friend before my account was whacked a couple of years ago. He crunched the numbers/odds/etc. So the odds that the Clintons didn’t have anything to do with the bodyguards’ deaths was like 1 trillion to 1.

  21. Rodster August 22, 2022 at 10:40 am #

    I vividly remember those same conservatives talking at length about the Clintons involvement in the Whitewater Scandal. Back then it was just all conservatives pushing out conspiracy theories. Then there was the mysterious murders of James McDougal, Vince Foster, Mary Mahoney who was about to go public with her sexual harassment story about the White House. And those are just a few because there were other mysterious deaths while Clinton was President.

    There were plenty of allegations towards the Clintons back in the early 90’s but each time it was either ignored or swept under the rug.

    • Islander August 22, 2022 at 10:58 am #

      Rodster, I agree with you.

      Democrats were sooooo relieved to get the Repugs out of DC, that they didn’t look under the Clinton carpet. And even if they had—-who else was there?

      I was one of those. I was furious with the impeachment circus—and it was a circus, all because of the blue dress. So what!! Blue- dress-ery was better than having more of the Repugs!!

      People like me didn’t take Perot seriously. In 1996, the same sentiment held sway—better any Dem than Dole or Perot (not so sure now—Dole might have been better . . .). Even though I personally agreed with Perot regarding the “whooshing” sound of jobs going to Mexico . . . NAFTA and the US becoming a “service economy” made zero sense to me. Still I remained loyal to the Dem. Party.

      “Cultural marxism,” when it was written about, was an interesting idea, but as a live political factor seemed totally loony!

      Now, with 20/20 hindsight, a lot of things look a lot different.

      The tragedy for the USA is that our system simply does not lift really good people to the top echelons of our terrible two-party system.

      Now, real-life reasons for anxiety are taking a huge toll and people are grasping at straws.
      I suggest, instead, that young people learn Russian as a college minor–along with chemistry, accounting, whatever . . . .

      The American people truly lack effective political representation.

      • Jarek August 22, 2022 at 12:59 pm #

        Yes, Perot was a nationalist. You were not, at least not back then.

        You’re late to the Party too, but welcome aboard.

      • Hereward the Woke August 22, 2022 at 5:19 pm #

        At this stage in any empire’s shelf life, it is virtually impossible than any decent, patriotic people can reach the top. Mr Smith not only won’t be going to Washington this time out, but he’ll probably find the IRS smashing down his door at 4 in the morning.

    • JohnAZ August 22, 2022 at 11:00 am #

      The issues being debated here have caused large scale wars killing millions in the past.

      What are a few murders?

    • Not_GeorgeT August 22, 2022 at 3:08 pm #

      “There were plenty of allegations towards the Clintons back in the early 90’s but each time it was either ignored or swept under the rug.”

      = controlled media

      with the ‘program’ screen sitting in numerous rooms throughout houses.

  22. steppingup August 22, 2022 at 10:41 am #

    It can’t happen here
    It can’t happen here
    I’m telling you, my dear
    That it can’t happen here
    Because I been checkin’ it out, baby
    I checked it out a couple a times

    But I’m telling you
    It can’t happen here
    Oh darling, it’s important that you believe me
    (Bop bop bop bop)
    That it can’t happen here

    Who could imagine that they would freak out somewhere
    in Kansas…
    (Kansas… Kansas… Kansas… Kansas…)
    (Kansas, Kansas, do-do-dun to-to
    Kansas, Kansas, la la la)
    (Kansas, Kansas, do-do-dun to-to
    Kansas, Kansas)
    Who could imagine that they would freak out in Minnesota…
    (Mi-mi-mi-mi-mi-mi-mi-mi-mi-mi-mi-mi-mi
    Mi-mi-mi-mi-mi-mi-mi-mi-mi-mi-mi-mi…)
    (Mama Minnesota, Mama Minnesota, Mama Minnesota,
    Ma-ma-ma-ma-ma-ma-ma-ma Mama Minnesota,
    Mama Minnesota, Mama Minnesota,
    Ma-ma-ma-ma-ma-ma-ma-ma-ma-ma-ma-ma Mama Minnesota)
    Who could imagine…

    Who could imagine
    That they would freak out in Washington, D.C.
    (AC/DC bop-bop-bop)
    (AC/DC do-do-do-dun, AC/DC
    Ma-ma-ma-ma-ma-ma-ma, AC/DC)
    But it can’t happen here
    Oh baby, it can’t happen here
    (AC/DC bop-bop-bop)
    Oh baby, it can’t happen here
    (AC/DC bop-bop-bop)
    It can’t happen here
    Everybody’s safe and it can’t happen here
    (AC/DC bop-bop-bop)
    No freaks for us
    (AC/DC bop-bop-bop)
    It can’t happen here
    (AC/DC bop-bop-bop)
    Everybody’s clean and it can’t happen here
    No, no, it won’t happen here
    (No, no, it won’t happen here)
    (AC/DC bop-bop-bop)
    I’m telling you it can’t
    (AC/DC bop-bop-bop)
    It won’t happen here
    Bop-bop-ditty-bop
    (I’m not worried at all, I’m not worried at all)
    Ditty-bop-bop-bop
    Plastic folks, you know
    It won’t happen here
    You’re safe, mama
    (No no no)
    You’re safe, baby
    (No no no)
    You just cook a tv dinner
    (No no no)
    And you make it
    Bop bop bop
    (No no no)
    Oh, we’re gonna get a tv dinner and cook it up
    (No no no no no no no!)
    Oh, get a tv dinner and cook it up
    Cook it up
    Oh, and it won’t happen here
    Who could imagine
    That they would freak out in the suburbs!
    (No no no no no no no no no no
    Man you guys are really safe
    Everything’s cool)

    I remember (tu-tu)
    I remember (tu-tu)
    I remember (tu-tu)
    They had a swimming pool
    I remember (tu-tu)
    I remember (tu-tu)
    They had a swimming pool
    I remember (tu-tu)
    I remember (tu-tu)
    They had a swimming pool

    And they thought it couldn’t happen here
    (duh duh duh)
    They knew it couldn’t happen here
    They were so sure it couldn’t happen here
    But…

    Suzy…
    Yes yes, oh yes-I’ve always felt that
    Yes, I agree man, it really makes it… yeah…
    It’s a real THING, man, it really makes it

    [FZ:] Suzy, you just got to town, and we’ve been… we’ve been very interested in your development
    [Suzy:] Forget it!

    Hmmmmmmmmm
    (It can’t happen here)

    Written by Frank Zappa way back when, how prescient !!!

    • malthuss August 22, 2022 at 10:47 am #

      yet frank said there is no left media bias.

      he also said AIDS seemed to be from a test tube.

    • Jarek August 22, 2022 at 1:01 pm #

      Janey’s got a gun now.

      This is a rifle
      This is a gun
      This is for shooting
      This is for fun.

    • MaryQueen August 23, 2022 at 8:01 pm #

      Frank was also CIA/Military connected, so he knew what he was talking about.

  23. Bill of Rights August 22, 2022 at 10:45 am #

    Speaking of insanity:

    Alan Dershowitz (on the Michael Savage podcast) gave extensive proof of how the democrats, fbi, et al, have violated the civil liberties of innocent Americans and he defended Donald Trump in strong terms.

    But he goes on to say he will vote for the democrats in the next election.

    • spaingaroo August 22, 2022 at 11:00 am #

      waah, that is insane, seems like a workable definition thereof

      • JohnAZ August 22, 2022 at 11:03 am #

        Yeah, inanity

        Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

        Good description of the minor ethnicities of the US with their voting.

        Insanity!

        BTW, Those minor ethnicities fared better under Trump than any damn Democrat.

    • malthuss August 22, 2022 at 11:08 am #

      he also wanted it to be legal to kill unwanted infants. no birth certificate until day 3 or whenever.

      • SW August 22, 2022 at 11:37 am #

        Dershowwitz was also a frequent flier to Epstien’s island and his politics have always seemed to me to be self-serving and mean-spirited. The poster child for someone unfettered by morals, blessed with a high IQ and willing to change course if needed for advancement. In other words — a shining example of A Successful Man.

    • MaryQueen August 22, 2022 at 12:05 pm #

      LOL, the same guy who said that vaccination should be mandatory. Some ‘civil liberties’ expert.

      He’s also a garbage pedo, I don’t know how he survived the Epstein connection.

      • Jarek August 22, 2022 at 1:05 pm #

        Probably the same way Epstein did if he did: the right genes on his mother’s side. It’s a Brotherhood, and Masonry is just a poor imitation of it.

      • malthuss August 22, 2022 at 1:09 pm #

        maybe he has dirt of Hitlery or Donald, thats like a bullet proof vest.

    • Jarek August 22, 2022 at 1:03 pm #

      He was/is in favor of vaccinating people by force.

      And he rode on the Lolita Express.

      Expect nothing but lies from such as he.

      • malthuss August 22, 2022 at 1:09 pm #

        and he is…….well I cant post it here.

        • Hereward the Woke August 22, 2022 at 5:20 pm #

          Left-handed?

          • malthuss August 22, 2022 at 5:43 pm #

            no tribe

  24. spaingaroo August 22, 2022 at 10:57 am #

    Jim, I only recently found about the documentary “Abacus; Small enough to Jail” which in their own words
    “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail tells the incredible saga of the Chinese immigrant Sung family, owners of Abacus Federal Savings of Chinatown, New York. Accused of mortgage fraud by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., Abacus becomes the only U.S. bank to face criminal charges in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. The indictment and subsequent trial forces the Sung family to defend themselves – and their bank’s legacy in the Chinatown community – over the course of a five-year legal battle.”
    Unfortunately for this comment, I have received the DVD but I haven’t watched it yet.

    • spaingaroo August 22, 2022 at 10:58 am #

      It’s apparently on US Prime, but it’s not on here where I am so I found a DVD.

  25. MichaelofMississauga August 22, 2022 at 11:00 am #

    Jim,

    You probably know this. The Son of Man said “let the (spiritually) dead bury the dead”.

    Your writings make a lot of sense to me and many others. I presume you fear God and that is the source of your wisdom and common sense.

    These strange times constantly remind me of the prophet Daniel who interpreted the king of Babylon’s dream. We are likely at the bottom (feet) where clay and iron are mixed together for the ultimate failure of man’s government (Daniel 2:40-45).

    • JohnAZ August 22, 2022 at 11:06 am #

      Yeah,

      James (Daniel) Kunstler. A prophet of the next fourth, and maybe last Turning.

      • wwg1wga August 22, 2022 at 11:21 am #

        Wealth. Slavery. Religion. War.

        War. Famine. Pestilence. Death.

        Growth. Maturation. Entropy. Rebirth.

        The cycles of the human-earth project continue, same as it ever was…. only the advances in catapults and swords have far outpaced the level of thinking required to attain and sustain durable peace, for the many.

        GODSPEED!
        Carpe Diem!
        Sola Vertus Invicta!

        • Jarek August 22, 2022 at 1:12 pm #

          Christ is the Conquering Sun AND a Son of God in the metaphorical sense.

          What the Koran said remains true: Allah has no consort or offspring.

    • Jarek August 22, 2022 at 1:10 pm #

      Yes, metal can be melded with metal and civilization can continue, with say, the Germans taking up the baton from the Greco-Romans, as they had taken the baton from earlier Caucasian civilizations.

      But who can take the baton from us now? The Chinese and the Indians can, but it won’t be a meld – they are simply too alien. And the other groups are lacking in ability and are also alien.
      Thus shall we crumble. We didn’t love ourselves enough or to put it differently, in the right way. We loved ourselves foolishly like an addict or a small child, without wisdom in other words.

  26. Hereward the Woke August 22, 2022 at 11:19 am #

    I’ve just read two brilliant analyses of the overall global situation in particular and the Ukraine debacle in particle by Paul Craig Roberts and Egon von Greyerz. James’s latest missive is as good as both of them. Sheer brilliance. Thank you, James, for the privilege of reading you. Oh, and God help us all!

  27. U R IntheVillage August 22, 2022 at 11:24 am #

    I recall Camille Paglia, who got majorly stomped by the LGBT-etc crowd over the past few years and has now largely disappeared, writing that all civilizations as they collapse go through a stage of marked androgyny and gender crossover and confusion. She did not offer an explanation for this, she simply pointed out that this is a repeated phenomenon. I have not seen this written about elsewhere, and she has been so totally cancelled that you won’t find her anywhere expounding upon it.

    All of us are wondering about the same overall topic of whether the observed insanity in all aspects of our society is engineered or is somehow spontaneous. In wondering about this, the thought has come to me that maybe this is just what societies do as they collapse; they go crazy.

    Imagine you are a lower-rung aristocrat in 310 AD living on the outskirts of Rome. Life seemed great for a long time, then gradually, things stop working. At one time you could hire a courier to reliably take a message to a business associate in Pompei and come back with a response. Recently you hired a courier, and he simply disappeared with your money. Not that long ago, when a group of Vandals or Ostrogoths showed up and attacked a neighbor’s villa, you could count on some Roman soldiers or gendarmes showing up to slaughter them all. Now shit just gets stolen and women get raped and the invaders disappear back into the woods and nothing happens. You’ve even heard a rumor that the Emperor is thinking about moving to Byzantium.

    As the norms of your world crumble and all of your prior assumptions are proven obsolete, maybe you and everyone else just starts to go insane.

    Just a thought.

    • JohnAZ August 22, 2022 at 11:42 am #

      Wow, nice narrative.

      Is it my imagination, or does today, especially in thee cities, seem like an replay of 310 Rome?

    • GreenAlba August 22, 2022 at 12:13 pm #

      UR

      Re Camille Paglia, I think it was this talk with Jordan Peterson:

      youtube.com/watch?v=v-hIVnmUdXM

      Still there!

      • Soul Forensics August 22, 2022 at 3:03 pm #

        GA,

        It’s a great interview. Two intellectuals who can navigate complex subjects with the requisite subtlety.

        I remember leftists howling about one particular (about) three minute segment in it from Peterson where he says that women have power over men in a heated argument because men can’t resort to hitting them. He went on to expound on this, using his point by contrast that when arguments get heated between two men, the reptilian reaction is to escalate and eventually fight physically. He then said that with women, a man has to tamp down aggression, and not get triggered by bullshit tactics. It was an explanation, not a complaint that men couldn’t beat up women.

        But of course the Woke and the feminists just passed around the three minute clip, without context, didn’t watch the rest of it, and then proceeded to vilify Peterson as a misogynistic wife beater.

    • Hereward the Woke August 22, 2022 at 12:16 pm #

      How far do we go with determinism? Are we fated to follow the course of all previous civilisations or can we fight against the tide of history? We are undoubtedly in the Fourth Turning of our civilisation. I don’t believe any civilisation or empire can avoid this. Okay, the Western Roman Empire fell apart, but it’s Eastern component survived another 1000 years in a desiccated and debauched form, and many empires devolved into fairly successful nation states (Sweden, the UK). Can the US do that? I think we are about to find out.

    • MaryQueen August 22, 2022 at 12:17 pm #

      Yes, she nails it on the LGBTQWERTYUIOP insanity and she has been canceled but you’ll find videos of interviews with her and appearances if you look.

      She is unapologetically standing her ground and for that I truly admire her.

      She is far from the only one comparing this behavior to that of the population in Rome before their fall, though. Even I’ve been saying it for a few years now. The comparisions are glaring.

      Also, the callous disregard for human life in general which is also going on here and ramping up daily. First they are allowing rampant crime, soon rampant murder will follow.

      The Romans with their gladiator shows… brutal. Killing animals and human for spectator sport. Let’s see if we go that far.

      • stelmosfire August 22, 2022 at 1:17 pm #

        Well MQ, there is the megahit “The Squid Game” on Netflix for those that want their human death games. I hear it is very popular.

        • cowbell81 August 22, 2022 at 2:23 pm #

          Wolfenstein is still tops in my book.

      • Jarek August 22, 2022 at 1:18 pm #

        Yes, she also despises radical feminists and their endless war against Masculinity, queering generations of girls on “college” campuses.

        She admits being a screwed up bisexual who only sleeps with women because of her issues.

        • MaryQueen August 22, 2022 at 1:22 pm #

          I’m aware of that. I agree with her on some things, others not so much.

          • Jarek August 22, 2022 at 1:34 pm #

            In other words, as a Radical Feminist you agree with the Jihad against the Masculinity and the queering of generations of innocent girls by the denizens of Women Studies Departments.

          • MaryQueen August 22, 2022 at 8:30 pm #

            [Insert Paula-styled eyeroll here]

      • Hereward the Woke August 22, 2022 at 5:23 pm #

        Absolutely. I love hearing my liberal colleagues gloating about how all the ABC stuff is supposedly a sign of our progressiveness. As any student of history knows, it’s rather a key sign of a civilisation on the point of collapse.

    • Islander August 22, 2022 at 1:09 pm #

      The cultural anthropologist Marvin Harris (on of my heroes) posited that the overlay of culture on H. sapiens means that many of the actions he/she takes for apparently “cultural” reasons are actuallyl responses to environmental and selection pressures.

      Here is a Google summary:
      “What was Marvin Harris theory?
      Harris’s theory of cultural materialism posits that socio-cultural systems consist of an “infrastructure” of production and reproduction, a culture-based “structure” for economics and politics, and a “superstructure” of mental and behavioural expressions.”

      Overpopulation/overshoot/inadequate carrying capacity are certainly environmental pressures on H. sapiens today.

      It is very possible that all of this anti-reproductive “personal decisions” and “identity crises” are actually cultural responses to the deeply buried yet active “knowledge” that we must reduce fertility.

      Many of Harris’s books in which he lays out his thesis and cites numerous examples are intended for lay readers and are very entertaining and highly recommended by me:
      See here:
      https://www.amazon.com/Marvin-Harris/e/B000AP9FTW%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share

      I also see a Youtube vid in which he discusses homosexuality. Hmmm, gonna watch that right now!

  28. Epicur August 22, 2022 at 11:53 am #

    “Off-shoring seemed like a good idea at the time.”

    Kind of like the girls looking better at closing time – one must drink a lot of beer, cock your head and squint just right.

    The last time our goobermint made a choice that was not under duress was in the 60’s when LBJ launched the Great Society and the immigration reform of ’65 was passed. Those were done in some sort of moral panic after the JFK assassination.

    After that our fate was sealed by “going off the gold standard” (actually refusing to defend the dollar) and the Humphrey-Hawkins Act.

    There is no turning back, there is no democratic solution, one must look to one’s own survival as this disaster plays out.

    • Jarek August 22, 2022 at 1:14 pm #

      The Manson girls were the hottest crew of girls of all time. Truly they were death!

    • Paula D August 22, 2022 at 1:50 pm #

      It was a good idea, for them.
      For us, not so much.

      But according to Catherine Austin Fitts, our ruling overlords had already written us off back in the 90s.

  29. mitchellc August 22, 2022 at 12:02 pm #

    Wow, this blog community is finally pointed in the right direction. Excellent!

    Now that everybody seems to be on the same page, how about we begin to dial it back a bit? (That is, it appears Clinton is the limit right now.)

    OK, WW2 is going to be too big of stretch, but what about WW1? Likewise, the CW is still favorably entrenched, but what about either the Mexican or Spanish wars?

    Both resulted in massive territory gains, and are perhaps only bested by WW2 in terms of magnitude changing economic effects.

    A secondary question is, why are media doubts only going back to 9-11, Clinton, Obama and covid? Again, I would suggest looking deeper; WW1 and Bernays are obvious.

    But what about the Mexican War? How was it justified that a nation with legalized slavery defeated a country where slavery was abolished, and by so doing allowed it to greatly expand, driving the Missouri compromise?

    You see, it has *always* been this way. It is only your select experience and intense brainwashing that allows on to hold two divergent views: we were once “good” before the chaos came.

    No, all species/civilizations have always been aggressive predatory states. This is just the latest iteration. So, what comes next?

    Again, overshoot, depletion & degradation. This is the playing field, and the thinkers who hope to be winners are putting in place every facet of control to be positioned to survive and rule.

    • Wxtwxtr August 22, 2022 at 12:19 pm #

      WWI ? The Corbett Report has an excellent three part series on the origins. Seems like the usual suspects in The City influencing things then are repeating them now. Tom Luongo has some excellent analysis of that as long a s two years ago in his podcasts.

    • Ron Anselmo August 22, 2022 at 12:30 pm #

      We can go back to time immemorial – every single war has been a resource war. Every single one.

      • MaryQueen August 22, 2022 at 1:23 pm #

        War is a racket + war is a rich man’s game.

        • Jarek August 22, 2022 at 1:32 pm #

          And women consume the plunder along with the men.

          • MaryQueen August 22, 2022 at 3:49 pm #

            You’ll get no argument from me there.

      • Ron Anselmo August 22, 2022 at 4:04 pm #

        Back to the Olduvai Gorge when the first two bipedals fought over the wild sisal.

        • Hereward the Woke August 22, 2022 at 5:25 pm #

          I wonder who won that one?

  30. 4014HAMPHEDGE August 22, 2022 at 12:08 pm #

    It seemed evident a decade ago, Michelle Obama certainly has followed the lead of many First Ladies in the role of influencing hubby. Credit where credit is due- -Melanin harnessed by the DNC!

    A significant passing this week: Peter Pry, for many years a voice in the wilderness warning of ways and means Electro Magnetic Pulse shall be employed against America, See also books “CYBERWARFARE” by Richard Clarke, and “ONE SECOND AFTER” William Forstchen. Forstchen writes with authority, going into the after story including famine & cannibalism.

    A follower of Christ looks at the full foundation of Scripture, beginning in Genesis; Daniel Chapter 4 “Great Tree” is a type of America. Daniel 4 v15 certainly might allude to the strategic and existential role of the USA railway network, particularly as exemplified in the full matrix seen prior to WWII, America a “Lending Not A Borrowing Nation”.

    • Soul Forensics August 22, 2022 at 4:02 pm #

      Thanks for the book suggestions, HAMP. Perhaps a good precursor to those would be “Going Somewhere” by biophysicist and lawyer Andrew Marino. Highly recommended.

      • Soul Forensics August 22, 2022 at 8:55 pm #

        Just listened to the audio of the first hour of Forstchen’s One Second After, but had to stop. The characters were blandly stereotypical, and the writing jingoistic and pedestrian. Too bad, the author clearly knows his stuff. Would’ve been much better, I’m sure, as a non-fictional revelation.

  31. drhooves August 22, 2022 at 12:11 pm #

    Yep, the Long Emergency and Long Descent are well underway. Think contraction, not infinite growth. Think shrinking pie, and the scramble for keeping your slice the same size. Think more and more people are figuring out the theater is on fire, and the exits are beginning to clog.

    As far as the jinxsters like Biden, Obama, Hillary (Flying Rodan), Trump, the Fed, Fauci, Wolensky, and all the rest of the bureaucrats and “public figures” – I don’t waste too much time on their actions, thoughts, statements and motivations.

    They are all puppets.

    • JohnAZ August 22, 2022 at 2:51 pm #

      Who was the only one criticized for not being a politician.

      Just a dirty businessman.

      Dynasties were something the FF tried to stop with the Constitution. Dynasties are what are tearing the country down.

      Stupid leaders and nepotism.

  32. Roundball Shaman August 22, 2022 at 12:11 pm #

    “… someone asked: Do you think what’s going on is due to incompetence or malevolence?”

    It’s both. Utter Malevolence at the highest levels of the Dark State… and incompetence splashed with a bit of malevolence at the lower levels of Dark State stench.

    “ The USA is certainly skidding into a great and traumatic re-set featuring a much lower standard of living for most citizens amidst a junkyard of broken institutions.”

    It’s not written in any holy book that the USA had to always have a high standard of living. But it’s also not written anywhere that the Great Middle Class and decent standard of living for so many Americans had to be destroyed by those who deliberately killed it off for personal gain and a hatred for other people to get ahead in life.

    “Must America commit suicide?”

    America didn’t commit suicide. It was murdered.

    “What turned the Democratic Party into the Party of Chaos?”

    After the utter failure of the Johnson and Carter presidencies, Americans turned to the Other Side of the Two-Headed-Monster-With-One-Body. The Hollywood B-Actor sold America a bill of goods and a story without substance that Americans were eager to swallow. And Republicans then had pretty solid National control for a good while. Democrats were largely totally irrelevant and in danger of becoming extinct on the National stage. So They decided to go rogue… go Way Left… go Nuts. And many Americans — now sick of the Party-Of-The-Rich Republicans – decided to follow them to Crazy Town.

    Now America has two major Parties — Partially Nuts… and Totally Wacko.

    “Off-shoring seemed like a good idea at the time.”

    For millions of American workers in factory towns that lived and died in pursuit of that dependable pay check… they never thought that off-shoring was a good idea. They saw right away what it meant to their jobs and families and futures — They were being Cancelled. They put up with those filthy, polluting factories because all that smoke and dust meant that they and their families could have a decent home and their kids could have real futures still in pursuit of that shaky American Dream.

    Now we have less smoke and dust… and also much less of the future we used to count on. This was not a good trade.

    “Barack Obama served as liberalism’s bowling trophy, the capstone of the great civil rights crusade: a black president, proof of America’s moral uprightness.”

    He quickly turned out to be none of these things. Just another slick con man who has been largely given a pass because of his skin pigmentation shade. He single-handedly turned millions of Americans away from politics because they fell for his nice suits and nice talk and nice smile and empty promises and now know they were made fools of.

    “… we’re exiting the techno-industrial fiesta of the past 200-odd years and entering the uncharted territory of what-comes-next, and that is driving the immense anxiety of the age.

    One of the great things about human beings is that we love to not learn from the past. We like to just plod along in our stumbling way and not take the great wisdom from those like ourselves who have already gone through things and learned from them. We prefer to stay dumb – happy — and dumb. In other words, ‘You Will Be Dumb And You Will Like It!…’

    “Our business model for everything is broken, mostly because the fossil fuel situation…”

    Our business model is broken because Those who run Business are broken. Empty selfish people without conscience who believe the American Economy is just a carcass meant for their picking and misuse.

    It’s possible to fix our fuel problem. It’s much less likely to fix broken people without conscience.

    • MaryQueen August 22, 2022 at 12:28 pm #

      More than a con man, Obama was groomed for his position. His family were CIA assets.

    • Rowdypiglet August 22, 2022 at 12:46 pm #

      “Off-shoring seemed like a good idea at the time.”

      He’s correct; he just doesn’t say to whom it seemed like a good idea. I’d guess that people who are greedy and thoughtless (and there are certainly many of those) couldn’t look beyond cheap stuff. It’s been remarkably corrupting, besides all the other obvious disasters it’s brought about.

      If your memory goes back as far as mine (and I’m not exactly ancient) you can recall people’s houses that weren’t stuffed with flimsy, cheap junk and their yards strewn with plastic toys. I’ve read the wills of my ancestors, some of whom owned hundreds of acres of prime farm land and were rich by any standard. They had one suit, a few changes of everyday clothing, a kitchen table and chairs, cutlery for the number of people in the house, a few books, a few beds. Everything they owned could be described on a page or two at most, and every small domestic item was accounted for and left to someone who would value it.

      • JohnAZ August 22, 2022 at 2:57 pm #

        Off shoring was the startup of the AGW movement. Get those polluting industries out of here. NIMBY.

        Like everything today, Power is the primary motivation.

        Boy, want an example, just pay attention to Liz.

        Holy cow, what an ego. All you folks that think Trump is an egomaniac, just listen to Liz.

        Elizabeth Lincoln!

    • Jarek August 22, 2022 at 1:23 pm #

      Yes, murdered – just like the South and Nazi Germany. Yankee Capitalism was and is a profound danger to humanity.

      The German Economic miracle was a result of cutting out the parasite International Bankers. Of course they had to be destroyed before other nations copied it.

      • spaingaroo August 22, 2022 at 7:02 pm #

        I wonder if finally this will begin to dawn on more and more people as this latest fiasco plays out. It seems like it to me.

  33. Wxtwxtr August 22, 2022 at 12:15 pm #

    Re: “… the birth of Wokery, the Jacobin-Marxist crusade to trash culture and economy …”

    Bezmenov was boring.
    So thank you Allan Dulles!
    Subproject 58 made the Boomers Boom and made them – and their 4th Turning successors, especially GenX – who they are today. Excellent presentation on that a decade ago by Jan Irvin and Joe Atwill. Worth a look – or listen if you can find it.

  34. MaryQueen August 22, 2022 at 12:30 pm #

    Seems to me that there was plenty of evidence also that Obama is gay, and that was going to be something that had to be overcome in order for him to get where he did. I think his grooming started early, but Barack proved to be a druggie and sexual deviant so they couldn’t have that. I never liked Dinesh D’Sousa much but I do believe he was correct about Obama’s past.

    The solution seems to have been to get him into a tranny marriage. We’ve all seen the video of Big MIke’s package. Just sayin’.

    • Paula D August 22, 2022 at 1:55 pm #

      Interesting. I agree that he is third generation CIA and groomed from birth, but the drugs and gayness being a problem? You are right.
      Behold the power of the media that never once let on that Michael is a man.
      As for the drugs, looking at the presidents of Ukraine and Finland it appears that that is no longer an issue.

      • MaryQueen August 22, 2022 at 3:50 pm #

        And looking at Hunter Biden, too.

        • Paula D August 22, 2022 at 3:57 pm #

          Yes, indeed.
          All of a sudden, in that one debate, Joe Lock ’em Up Biden commiserated with the parents of America whose children had somehow had access to the drugs the CIA/Pentagon is running into the country.
          He felt their pain and wanted them to feel his.

          • Paula D August 22, 2022 at 3:58 pm #

            And while they were feeling his pain, he was feeling up their wives and children.

          • MaryQueen August 22, 2022 at 8:32 pm #

            I mean, I don’t really care if a president’s relatives are messed up but when they are his bagman- then it’s game on.

        • Hereward the Woke August 22, 2022 at 5:27 pm #

          Do we have to?

  35. Rowdypiglet August 22, 2022 at 12:36 pm #

    “Amalgamated pathologies.” It’s for language like this, as well as his discernment, that I’ve read our host’s blog for years and would never miss it. He’s also of my own generation and has trod pretty much the same path of increasing awareness and disillusion that I stepped onto in about 2015.

    People who live ordinary decent lives and come in contact only with other people of the same sort find it very hard to believe that the picture of our actions on an international scale is as much of a lie as it really is. To accept that would make them wonder if all the nice, reasonable, trustworthy people they know are really, if they REALLY knew them, vile monsters lurking behind pleasant faces. How can we possibly reconcile the difference between what we think of ourselves as a people and what we are beginning to understand as the actions of our government done in our names?

    I think of it in the same way that I think of the Catholic church, which is utterly corrupt at the top. That corruption is unknown and unbelievable to the monks and friars who feed people at soup kitchens, toil in the proverbial shithole countries, and live a blameless life of service to others, owning nothing. They’re too decent themselves to be able to believe in evil on this scale. If they admitted or discovered the truth, life as they’ve known it would be over. Is it possible to “drain the swamp” and recover any of these institutions or have they been corrupted beyond that possibility?

    I wonder if any of you recall the story “Young Goodman Brown” by Nathaniel Hawthorne? I think it has something profound to say about our present situation.

    • Jarek August 22, 2022 at 1:28 pm #

      Yes, life could go on, but always and only with doubts about his beloved wife, Faith. Was she a Devil worshiper?

      The Minister’s Black Veil cuts even deeper. Are you are a devil worshiper? Never mind, am I one myself?

      • Rowdypiglet August 22, 2022 at 2:11 pm #

        I read it as a kid and it made a huge impression on me. What could be worse than to have that suspicion, about everyone, and never to know for certain? And to also know that it could be worse to know for certain. I’ve reread it over the years, but it seems to speak particularly to this moment. And yes, Heckler, there’s something very puritanical, in the worst possible way, about cancel culture. Think Purity Spiral, to begin with.

    • BackRowHeckler August 22, 2022 at 1:54 pm #

      Hawthorne also has something profound to say about our present situation in ‘The Scarlet Letter’ regarding Shame & Guilt — similar to our own ‘Cancel Culture’ phenomena employed by the Woke Left to bludgeon people into submission. There is something very Puritanical about modern lefties (primarily Climate Change Cranks & Race Hustlers) — whose main concern is that within the US, somebody, somewhere maybe enjoying themselves.

    • cowbell81 August 22, 2022 at 2:21 pm #

      Just read the Hawthorne title you referenced, very good allegory to our present state in society. Thanks for the recommendation!

    • farmgal August 22, 2022 at 2:49 pm #

      @Rowdy – my daughter is always telling me I suffer from normalcy bias. I suppose she is correct to a certain extent – I live in a small resort/college town in the mountains of Georgia and during the whole covid debacle things were pretty “normal”. Most people who live here are older and I would estimate 75% are conservative.

      That being said, I do my due diligence each day in an effort to educate myself to the world’s ills .Ignorance is treatable unlike stupidity, Visiting this blog and sharing comments with other posters is one of the most enlightening things I can do. If Donald Trump accomplished nothing else he forced the hypocrites to reveal themselves and for this I thank him.

      As to Young Goodman Brown I had not read that particular story. Cheater that I am I found the summary notes on the internet. I am a pretty cynical and skeptical individual but it would truly be awful being completely surrounded by those you couldn’t trust.

      • Anthea August 24, 2022 at 10:01 am #

        @ farmgal:

        One of the interesting things about getting old is that you get to watch other people’s lives unfold over years and decades. Often what you see is their negative tendencies growing ever more magnified. The envy they nurtured in childhood gradually becomes a powerful, destructive force in adulthood. Lassitude in the face of troubles turns into complete immobility (often achieved through alcohol or drugs). The entitled turn to gambling, certain that Lady Luck shares their belief that they are destined to be rich. The “victims” of social cruelty (gays, mainly) get more and more vocal–or in some cases more and more paranoid. The unrealistic drift ever further from shore.

        Luckily, there are others who never go down these negative paths, and still others who do a 180 at some point and get their shit together.

        Sometimes, when you’re watching others’ lives unfold, you don’t realize how completely they are ruled by envy and resentment (or lassitude or entitlement or delusion) until it’s grown to monumental proportions. Which it will, if you don’t root it out.

    • farmgal August 22, 2022 at 3:02 pm #

      @Rowdy – my daughter is always telling me I suffer from normalcy bias. I suppose she is correct to a certain extent – I live in a small resort/college town in the mountains of Georgia and during the whole covid debacle things were pretty “normal”. Most people who live here are older and I would estimate 75% are conservative.

      That being said, I do my due diligence each day in an effort to educate myself to the world’s ills .Ignorance is treatable unlike stupidity, Visiting this blog and sharing comments with other posters is one of the most enlightening things I can do. If Donald Trump accomplished nothing else he forced the hypocrites to reveal themselves and for this I thank him.

      As to Young Goodman Brown I had not read that particular story. Cheater that I am I found the summary notes on the internet. I am a pretty cynical and skeptical individual but it would truly be awful being completely surrounded by those you couldn’t trust.

      Sorry but this may appear in duplicate. Computer not cooperating.

    • Anthea August 22, 2022 at 6:12 pm #

      I’ve always considered “Young Goodman Brown” to be a “coming of age” novel–and a timeless one.

      While most people remain “too decent themselves to be able to believe in evil on this scale,” young adults are always in for a shock when they reach the age of understanding and their eyes are opened (at least partially) to the way things really work.

      People continue to meet with these shocking revelations well into old age. The covid divide is an excellent example of this.

      • Jarek August 22, 2022 at 10:33 pm #

        Yes, people cannot believe that the nunneries are full of Wiccans and Female Supremacists, you know, people like you. Too decent and too narrow. Thus you can and do fool them.

        Ditto for the Priests and even more so for the Bishops.

        • Anthea August 25, 2022 at 10:25 am #

          I haven’t been around many nuns, but, judging from the few I have known, my bet is that nuns have always been “female supremecists.” They have always seemed very unimpressed with priests, to the point where you can see they’re thinking, “I guess I have to tolerate this asshole.” But I think that may have been a reflection on that particular priest. Most are very fine men. It just so happened that the priest in question was kind of a jerk.

  36. Paula D August 22, 2022 at 12:49 pm #

    The history I think we’re repeating is the Enclosure Acts, when millions of peasants were thrown off their land by greedy men with hired thugs, ignoring their lawful rights to the land and the commons.
    The law was ignored, the rights were trampled and they lost their way of making a living and were forced into slums to provide cheap labor for the rising capitalists.
    Our current overlords have no need for teeming masses willing to work, and to send their children to work, for slave wages. The relatively few they need for that can be supplied by the immigrants with no history of hard fought employment rights.
    So it’s a new form of the Enclosure Act. You’ll lose your rights and your property, but they’re also going after your life.

    • Jarek August 22, 2022 at 1:31 pm #

      One recalls Stalin smirking about the genocide of the the Ukrainians by starvation. A State Capitalist, right Paula?

      • Paula D August 22, 2022 at 1:58 pm #

        You can repeat Big Lies all you want, Jarek.
        I just roll my eyes and move on.

        • Jarek August 22, 2022 at 2:18 pm #

          Just a little girl covering her ears and screaming la, la, la.

          • Hereward the Woke August 22, 2022 at 5:29 pm #

            And we’re off!

        • MaryQueen August 22, 2022 at 3:50 pm #

          Same. So much eye-rolling, so little time.

    • Islander August 22, 2022 at 1:46 pm #

      “The history I think we’re repeating is the Enclosure Acts,”

      very good point, Paula!

      Per Wiki:

      “Between 1604 and 1914, over 5,200 individual enclosure acts were passed, affecting 28,000 km2.[1]”

      Interesting segue there from the beginning of Enclosure Acts in Britain and the beginning of the colonial project in North America (and elsewhere, but just staying with North America).

      Suddenly a whole “new world” was discovered, in the sense that almost a whole new resource and land was suddenly available for European, especially English and French, exploitation.

      No wonder English men who had been small farmers etc. streamed to the candy store, the so-called new world (of resources).

      Suddenly hundreds of thousands of Europeans went from “overshoot” in their homelands to extreme **excess carrying capacity* in the new world, as William Catton (Overshoot) and other ecological historians would put it.

      Europeans were suddenly in Schlaraffensland! All they had to do was buy land at cheapest prices from the Natives.

      Most of whom were hunter-gatherers—oops.

      The continent was already at carrying capacity for the Indians who were pure hunter-gatherers. There is a body of literature examining evidence that most of the continent was at or beyond carrying capacity for the hunter-gatherer way of life. Many tribes and subgroups were already feeling the stresses of tap-out of and dangerous, intense competition for resources and were being pushed to the margins, or into outright starvation. They were delighted when the White Man showed up with tins of biscuits, etc. .

      It didn’t help that the Spanish had showed up a few generations before with horses and a few shooting sticks.

      Anyhow, I think the history of enclosures is very instructive and a good “thinking model,” as it shows clearly that there is no “rule of law” when a genuine shortage looms: the powerful will find any excuse to grab land from everyone else.

      This is already occurring with farmland (one of the underlying motivations in the NATA/Big Ag war on Ukraine, not to mention the Netherlands—“they” are of course going after the most productive farmlands first). It may well stretch to other land and property.

      • Paula D August 22, 2022 at 2:02 pm #

        Interesting about the overshoot among the natives.
        For all who think that 323 million people can just start “living off the land” that might be an eye-opener.
        Agree completely about Ukraine and even wrote a thing about that upthread, in answer to one of your comments.

      • Paula D August 22, 2022 at 2:08 pm #

        I don’t know about tins of biscuits though.
        It seems that what really destroyed the natives (other than pure mass murder) was the introduction of rum.
        The colonies that were far more important to the Brits than the 13 hard scrabble colonies clinging to the East Coast were the islands they owned in the Caribbean.
        There they grew sugar cane. Sugar was very popular among the English (look at their teeth for confirmation).
        A by-product of sugar production is molasses, which is not as popular and not easy to sell.
        So they turned it into rum, and then it was very, very popular, both in England and among the natives.
        The trappers traded rum for beaver pelts and other items of value. (Not beads, the way we were always told and always seemed unlikely to me).
        The elders were dismayed at the drunken youth, and pleaded with the trappers to stop the rum trading, but of course they didn’t.
        Same as in China when the emperor tried to stop the opium being pumped into the country. They got two Opium Wars out of that.
        Anyway, rum played a part in the destruction of native life on this continent.

        • BackRowHeckler August 22, 2022 at 2:36 pm #

          Well, Nathaniel Philbrick, in his book about the Plymouth Colony, claims the Wampanoags were pretty fascinated by the things the English brought with them, but what they liked best were 1) Firearms 2) Rum 3) Pork.

          The Indians liked guns so much that within a decade they could outshoot the English and make major repairs on damaged weapons. The only thing was, how to make gunpowder? The English made selling gunpowder to Indians a major felony. No problemo, Mass. indians sent parties north into Canada, where French colonists sold them all the gunpowder they wanted — which was put to good use during King Phillip’s War.

          • Paula D August 22, 2022 at 4:01 pm #

            I can see that, BackRow.
            Guns, rum and pork.

            By the way, did you see that I answered your question about corn harvesting on the other thread?

          • BackRowHeckler August 22, 2022 at 4:08 pm #

            Yes I did go back and check that out Paula. I had missed it initially. Thank you.

          • Paula D August 22, 2022 at 4:47 pm #

            You’re welcome.
            As much as you love machinery I think you’d be impressed as hell with those machines.
            Enormous, noisy and somehow able to separate stalks from cobs from kernels. And they do it so fast it’s unbelievable.

            One day I was out in the garden trying to harvest soybeans, which was ripping up my hands and taking forever. In the time I was out there the farmer next door harvested 10 acres of soybeans with his combine.

          • Islander August 22, 2022 at 5:41 pm #

            Is this thread now about Indians?
            I would like to explore the idea of overshoot, frankly,

            But if it must now be Indians, I loved Philbrick’s book, Mayflower. He is very good at what he does!
            (In fact, I have read all of his except the one about the Essex. Too gruesome!)

            It seems to me that relations between the Indians and whites are often oversimplified, and the reality of Native life is idealized by a lot of Americans because ow their thinking about Native Americans is dominated by guilt. I think Philbrick does a pretty good job of showing the complexities in the Wampanoag neck of the woods in the 17th c.

            The situation of the Wampanoags and other Northeastern Indians was quite different from that of Indians of the Upper Midwest, or the Southwest, or the Pacific Northwest. Nevertheless I have read that in the Northeast, too, the country was approaching or beyond carrying capacity for the hunter-gatherer way of life by the time the English arrived. For instance, evidence from middens is that game was becoming scarce, and Indians were eating more and more shellfish. But the arrival of the English, plus small pox, derailed what might have been a natural reduction of the native population.

            As for the attractions of white culture, many Indians were attracted to the religion and longed to get out from under the control of shamans etc.

            Once they saw the “magic” of being able to send messages via written marks on a surface, many of them yearned to be able to read and write

            Many of them wanted to learn to weave cloth etc.

            An interesting source on this is Ola Elizabeth Winslow, “John Eliot: Apostle to the Indians.” On p. 87 she notes: “Had there been strong unity among these numerous Indian groups, an earlier peril than King Philip’s War might have completely wiped out the English settlements, but these tribes were enmeshed in mutual hatreds generations long. They had fought a succession of wars against each other. . . .” That was why they wanted the guns. Very likely, on some level these were also resource wars.

          • Jarek August 22, 2022 at 10:51 pm #

            Well said. Paradise tends to have some serpents and roses, thorns.

            In the Amazon, one tribe converted to Christianity because their religion was killing them. They believed that birds were spirits and if you saw your totem bird, you had to stop hunting. As the Chief explained, they converted because there were “too many birds”.

            One assumed the religion was more moderate at some point. As John Fire Lame Deer explains, animals should only be considered ambassadors from the spirit world when they behave strangely. Otherwise, they’re just normal animals, and part of the natural world.

            Some Yanamamo (the “fierce people” of the Amazon) converted because they said the same thing as you said above. The shamans had too much power and always wanted more warfare, as they were controlled by evil spirits.

          • Soul Forensics August 23, 2022 at 12:47 am #

            One has only to read Frazier’s The Golden Bough, a relentless and exhaustive study on superstitions and religions among ancient cultures, to realize the entire Romantic narrative of the Noble Savage or revered and god-powered elder is laughable.

        • Islander August 22, 2022 at 5:04 pm #

          “I don’t know about tins of biscuits, though.”

          I think perhaps you missed my point.
          If you are starving—or starving by the time March rolls around—tins of biscuits (hardtack) or a sack of flour can look pretty good. This is what drew many tribes of the upper Midwest to seek friendship with the palefaces: starvation and the need for protection from more powerful tribes.

          Your post was about enclosures 1.0.
          My post was about the Enclosures 2.0 and a pattern. Not about the affect of alcohol on Indians. The story of the encounter of a technologically advanced society with a Stone Age society on the North American continent is pretty complicated for all parties. But a detour.

          My point being that once again, because our culture grew in a context of “no limits,” we are again facing Overshoot. And so we may also again be facing “enclosures”–Enclosures 2.0. As you seemed to suggest.

          • Paula D August 22, 2022 at 6:46 pm #

            I agree that we are facing Overshoot. And I think that the GMO injectable is meant to take care of that.

            I don’t know enough about Indian life to discuss it properly, so I’ll take your word for it that the English had more food than they did.
            I just remembered that the English had even more appealing enticements.

      • Kim August 23, 2022 at 1:48 am #

        The indigenous Americans were mostly hunter-farmers, not hunter-gatherers.

        See for example Mississippian culture.

        • Islander August 25, 2022 at 6:01 pm #

          Better:
          Hunter-gatherer-farmers.

          Things were very up and down, depending on local conditions and climate changes (amount of rain) in pre-Contact North America.

      • Disaffected August 23, 2022 at 8:27 am #

        This was an excellent thread!

    • MaryQueen August 22, 2022 at 2:06 pm #

      They are already yanking children away from their parents, mostly in Canada and Australia, over the trans ideology garbage. If they can remove your kids for misgendering or not allowing them to be mutilated by doctors and sterilized by big pharma, without hardly any pushback, imagine what’s next.

      Lest people think it can’t happen in the US, it already is… setting a precedent where males can ogle little girls while they change in the YMCA women’s locker rooms with their blessing is already happening.

    • Epicur August 22, 2022 at 2:29 pm #

      “Our current overlords have no need for teeming masses willing to work, and to send their children to work, for slave wages.”

      They have a temporary need for them to recycle the money they print while our overlords make their percentage off the churn. This will be true as long as the credit expansion continues, but we are nearing the end of that cycle. Once the credit cycle ends the teeming masses will not be so popular – no matter which political side wins.

    • JohnAZ August 22, 2022 at 3:12 pm #

      Big difference today, most high tolerance fabrication and assembly work, long a job of people, is being done with machines. Fossil fuels has been another huge employer of hands on people.

      So we grow a service economy that does not pay more than subsistence. Then the “experts” scratch their heads to try to figure out what is wrong.

      A big part of the Great Depression was farmers that the ICE tractors shoved away from their sharecropper lands. Until the descendants of those folks were employed or killed in WW2, the Depression just hung on.

      BTW, if you want to get rid of the hands on people problem, the last thing you want to do is have an open border to allow millions more in.

      It’s a madhouse, a madhouse!!!!

      • Paula D August 22, 2022 at 4:04 pm #

        US policy is precisely to create madhouses in countries so that they cannot be government effectively.

        Pepe Escobar calls the US The Empire of Chaos.

        Of course they will use the same tactics at home.

      • Paula D August 22, 2022 at 4:04 pm #

        I also have no idea what an ICE tractor is.

        • messianicdruid August 22, 2022 at 6:49 pm #

          Internal Combustion Engine.

          tractorbrandsinfo.com/ford-jubilee/

    • Jo-G August 22, 2022 at 5:26 pm #

      I understand that some victims of the enclosure act were able to come to the Americas and start a new life. Maybe as indentured servants? Do we have also a new form of the “New World”? I hope so.

    • MaryQueen August 23, 2022 at 8:05 pm #

      Vernon agrees, no more houses for us!

      https://expose-news.com/2022/08/22/dr-vernon-coleman-they-dont-want-you-to-own-a-home/

  37. redrock August 22, 2022 at 1:11 pm #

    Thomas Sowell, Jordan Peterson and Karl Denninger. Wisdom without the hysterics.

  38. Amman August 22, 2022 at 1:51 pm #

    “Truth and beauty are fled to heaven.” – TRUE LINES for CRAZYLAND

  39. Paula D August 22, 2022 at 2:14 pm #

    Obama is third generation CIA I am persuaded. He didn’t appear out of nowhere he was moved into place.
    I mentioned before how shocked I was when the Illinois Republicans kicked Jack Ryan off the ballot in 2004 and replaced him with Allen Keyes!!!
    But now I realize that it was all part of the plan.

    And the Democrats were coarsened by Obama and the Woke project.
    Remember when Obama blew up a 16 y.o. US citizen, his cousin and a bunch of innocent bystanders at an outdoor restaurant in Yemen?

    Robert Gibbs, a former Obama White House press secretary, blew off the mass murder by saying “he should have had a more responsible father”.

    Now you have liberals en masse saying about the blowing up of Darya Dugina “serves her right for having a Wrong Think father”.

    They are despicable.

    • Paula D August 22, 2022 at 2:18 pm #

      The CIA was described as the hit squad for Wall Street.
      Allen Dulles, Frank Wisner and many of the founders were straight from Wall Street and the CIA recruited at Ivy League colleges.
      Their coups and assassinations invariably benefitted top corporations, from Big Oil to Big Banana.
      And then they killed JFK when he fired Allen Dulles and threatened to destroy the CIA into a thousand pieces.

      Now? They have changed their recruitment strategy, for sure.

      And it seems the corporations they now work for are big banks and Big Pharma.

      • Disaffected August 22, 2022 at 3:58 pm #

        I think you’re almost certainly right. Much more to Nobama than meets the eye.

      • mitchellc August 22, 2022 at 4:11 pm #

        So tiring; again, so what?

        Oh, you’re showing off to a small group that you’ve figured out what 10s of thousands, maybe millions already know.

        Suggestion: stop complaining. Use your knowledge to leverage your advantage. This is a game, with many playing for keeps.

        PS the CIA is just the latest iteration of the age old technique of using ‘private’ military to advance commercial/state interests.

        Look up Drake – a hero to Britain, a pirate to Spain. The ROI on his caper was only surpassed by Columbus, Cortez, Pizzaro … huh, the Spanish were doing the same thing?

        Wait a second, what drove the Assyria, Egyptians, Greeks, Roman’s, Han (chinese), etc? The same motives as the US setting up the CIA.

        So, stop complaining, stop playing back the fairy tales you were fed in school. This is how life actually works, has always worked, and is about to get very interesting going forward.

        • Paula D August 22, 2022 at 4:50 pm #

          Oh, you have some sort of constructive suggestion in mind?
          I haven’t noticed you make one yet. Maybe today will be the day.

          • MaryQueen August 22, 2022 at 6:03 pm #

            Seriously, another eye-roller.

          • Disaffected August 22, 2022 at 6:07 pm #

            That’s Mitch’s shtick. He’s here to tear us down, but other than reciting history, he doesn’t really know what to do either, other than suggesting piling up a stack of riches to ride it out on. Even for the select few for whom that’s attainable, that’s probably not going to work either.

        • Soul Forensics August 22, 2022 at 5:29 pm #

          And mitchc doesn’t seem to realize that the news and history you and others here present are NOT what “millions already know”. Before one can try to do something positive to avoid the shitshow and survive, one has to know what they’re fighting, which, to no small measure, involves knowing how we got here.

          Many others, besides actual commenters, read the comments, as difficult as that may be to believe. It’s useful to state what may seem obvious to some, but it’s not so to many others.

          Also, there’s this thing called letting off steam, or just enjoying oneself in creative satire. Mitch’s Olympian demeanor isn’t any better or useful, but worse, he’s just a broken record and a bore. Perhaps he could tell us which southern Russian state is the best for relocation and, while he’s at it, other alternate sites to escape nuclear strikes which he maintains are coming.

        • GreenAlba August 23, 2022 at 7:43 am #

          “So tiring; again, so what?

          Oh, you’re showing off to a small group …”

          Someone has had an irony bybass, on top of everything else.

      • Kim August 23, 2022 at 1:36 am #

        No love for James Forrestal, or Patton?

    • Islander August 22, 2022 at 5:45 pm #

      “And the Democrats were coarsened by Obama and the Woke project.
      Remember when Obama blew up a 16 y.o. US citizen, his cousin and a bunch of innocent bystanders at an outdoor restaurant in Yemen?”

      Yes, it was all OK because Obama looked good in a suit (although Michelle just couldn’t get it right with her clothing choices; mainly she dressed like a little girl, with those ridiculous sweaters from J Crew).

      Very soon I couldn’t stand to listen to a word Obama said. So plastic. Why did intelligent people fall for it?

      • Paula D August 22, 2022 at 6:52 pm #

        The same reason they hated Trump – the media told them to.
        I remember that Dennis Kucinich was in the 2008 primaries and the media told us that he looked like a troll, but the Obama was dreamily handsome.
        And I was like, what? I can see the photos, dipshits.

        And then they told us that he was such a great orator that ”we all love Obama”.
        Well, I didn’t fall for their “We all loved Reagan” so I recognized that bullshit when they served it up again.
        He sounded like William Shatner to me. The “ums” and pauses in his speech drive me nuts.
        Spit it out!

        • MaryQueen August 22, 2022 at 8:55 pm #

          I worked on Dennis’ campaign in LA. I went to hear him speak and was helping a friend sell T-shirts and Dennis came up to say hi and we had a short convo. Really nice guy. I was not happy when he lost the primary.

        • Islander August 22, 2022 at 8:59 pm #

          The pregnant pauses irritated me.
          Everything scripted to sound “deep” and weighty.
          Actually, though, the guy had no affect.
          In fact, he often came across like a Manchurian candidate or a robot.
          He comes alive when he plays basket ball, I guess.

          So maybe he isn’t calling the shots in the Dem party after all.

          Maybe the shot caller is some actual normal live human being, albeit a very flawed one!!

          Or, perhaps the whole show is being run from Tel Aviv. Via Blinken and Nuland in the State Department.

          • beantownbill. August 22, 2022 at 9:51 pm #

            Nah, Tel Aviv has nothing to do with it. I’m kind of glad some people think that’s the case because if people knew how precarious Israel’s situation really is, Jew-haters would wipe it out in an instant. In actuality the one running things is this little old man in a cave on a mountain hidden somewhere.

          • Jarek August 22, 2022 at 10:53 pm #

            Yes, the Jews were offered Madagascar but their hubris wouldn’t let them take it. Caveat Emptor!

  40. cowbell81 August 22, 2022 at 2:19 pm #

    We all need to get together and throw Fauci one big retirement party this December. Let’s make it one he won’t soon forget! Maybe the Kennedy Center will televise an overly dramatic ceremony in his honor.

    • Amman August 22, 2022 at 3:57 pm #

      “There is little Governments can do. And little else people can. This baby’s on glide.” – LINES in THE LE, 2022

    • Hereward the Woke August 22, 2022 at 5:32 pm #

      We should inject some excitement into it. Pun intended.

  41. pantoufle August 22, 2022 at 2:50 pm #

    Hey JHK why only Patreon?

    I watched those clowns cancel too many good people to ever use it.

    Why not set up on Subscribestar and/or Substack or whatever else is still untainted?

    • cowbell81 August 22, 2022 at 2:57 pm #

      Would be ideal if we could just throw some bills in an envelope and mail them to Jim. Better yet, would be great if he accepted commodities as payment – people could send him things like goats, chickens, pigs, freshly churned butter, a dozen eggs, etc.

      • Disaffected August 22, 2022 at 3:57 pm #

        Can we mail livestock now too?

      • Soul Forensics August 22, 2022 at 4:25 pm #

        I can just see it now.

        “Mr. Kunstler? We have fourteen pigs and three chickens addressed to you sitting out here in the van. Do you have enough space in a backyard pen for them?”

        • Disaffected August 22, 2022 at 5:51 pm #

          Says Mr. Haney after pulling up in his junk truck with the delivery.

          Mr. K to trusty hand Eb: “Go out and take a look, Eb. But for heaven’s sake, don’t tell Arnold about the pigs or he’ll have a fit.”

          Eb: “You’ve got it Mr. K! Can I have one of the chickens?”

          Mr. K with typically annoyed look: “A chicken! What in the world for?”

          Eb: “For a pet of course! You and mom have never let me have a pet!”

          Mr. K with an even more annoyed look: “Oh for heaven’s sake! For the last time, we’re NOT your parents!”

          Eb: “That really hurts, dad! Does mom feel that way too?”

          Hilarity ensues.

          • MaryQueen August 23, 2022 at 8:08 pm #

            LOL, I loved Green Acres.

      • stelmosfire August 22, 2022 at 7:25 pm #

        “Would be ideal if we could just throw some bills in an envelope and mail them to Jim.”

        CB, feel free to. His PO box is at the top of the page.
        I received 2 brand new one dollar bills in the mail just today addressed to resident. The Neilson Company sent me a TV survey to fill out along with 2 FRN. Thank you very much. Filled out the circular filing cabinet is what it did.

        • beantownbill. August 22, 2022 at 9:43 pm #

          Geez, you get the $, and I get just bills. What am I doing wrong?

  42. pantoufle August 22, 2022 at 2:52 pm #

    JHK have you ever interviewed The Zman guy?

    I think the two of you in a confab would be pert near sublime.

    • spaingaroo August 22, 2022 at 7:33 pm #

      who’s the Zman guy?

      I feel confident you aren’t talking about Zedcucation.

      • spaingaroo August 22, 2022 at 7:33 pm #

        Zeducation* sorry

  43. tom clark August 22, 2022 at 2:59 pm #

    Speaking of “demented megalomaniacs” like Hillary Clinton, how about Donald Trump??? Ah, but then, I digress. Silly me.

    • cowbell81 August 22, 2022 at 3:03 pm #

      Tsk tsk, the Trumpster has the best interests of America at heart, unlike the slithering beast that is known as Hillary Rodham.

      We should all watch out, their spawn Chelsea might rise to the ranks of stardom one of these days soon. You don’t hear too much about her these days for some reason or another.

      • Disaffected August 22, 2022 at 3:56 pm #

        She’s building her war chest after marrying a bankster. I’m guessing mere money will probably scratch her primeval itches. She doesn’t seem to have enough mental horsepower or ambition to aspire to truly great evil like her two deranged parents, but you never know. They are both decidedly skeezy “new money,” so in all likelihood the old money maneuvered to neutralize her so as to eliminate them from the elite jet set in the future. They’re pretty selective about who they grant permanent membership to.

    • Redneck Liberal August 22, 2022 at 7:34 pm #

      Isn’t it fascinating, tom clark, just how enamoured the Trumpistas are, and how their sainted hero can do no wrong?

      This argument that it’s the left that suffers from ‘mass formation psychosis’ is easily debunked when you read comments like these.

      • Anthea August 23, 2022 at 1:54 am #

        @ Redneck Liberal:

        You and Tom do seem to have a lot in common. But Tom is more advanced than you. He has thrown off the chains of consecutive thought altogether.

        You have much to learn from Tom. You are still at the stage of your spiritual growth where you believe that repeating falsehoods is sufficient. You are not yet completely oblivious to objective reality, floating around, unmoored, repeating weird incantations about echoes (or something) to comfort yourself.

        But if you wish to follow Tom’s lead, I suggest that you get on antidepressants, as Tom has so wisely done.

        • MaryQueen August 23, 2022 at 8:09 pm #

          Nailed it.

        • Redneck Liberal August 26, 2022 at 10:54 pm #

          Anthem

          .that’s very amusing…highly inaccurate but funny.

  44. Amman August 22, 2022 at 3:59 pm #

    “There is little Governments can do. And little else people can. This baby’s on glide.” – LINES of a LONG EMERGENCY

  45. MaryQueen August 22, 2022 at 4:02 pm #

    Jarek will like this one only dismissing the part where it’s satire:

    https://twitter.com/TitaniaMcGrath/status/1561775180489408512

    • spaingaroo August 22, 2022 at 7:51 pm #

      anyone who hasn’t seen Titania McGrath live at Comedy Unleashed should probably drop what they are doing and give it a go .
      youtube.com/watch?v=BTbXjksvsbI
      prepare to cry laughing

      Your comment is awaiting moderation.

      seems to sometimes add the http and other times it goes straight through
      I deleted it but left the www, maybe that’s the problem.

      • MaryQueen August 22, 2022 at 8:57 pm #

        Oh THANK YOU!! I’m sure I’ll enjoy that!

    • Jarek August 22, 2022 at 10:57 pm #

      Blacks are being denied access to the land by White racists like Mary. They want their 40 acres and a mule. Mary won’t give it to them. She’s like the She Hulk!

    • Hereward the Woke August 23, 2022 at 11:18 am #

      Titania McGrath: sounds like the heroine of a Thomas Hardy novel.

  46. mrs_saj August 22, 2022 at 4:05 pm #

    So Fauci is stepping down effective December 2022? I never understood the breadth of his global reach overseeing drug development until I read Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s book The Real Anthony Fauci. This man should not be replaced by a single successor to similarly oversee multiple US organizations all while he/she sits on the Gates Foundation board. Fauci should be replaced by three people each to be assigned to separate departments of the government. And any one of them that is invited to sit on the board of the Gates Foundation should have to resign their government position immediately.

    This isn’t horribly complicated. It is however only one of the many restructurings that should be done within the US government healthcare organizations. Here’s another piece of low hanging fruit: if you work for the FDA or CDC, you cannot accept income or stock from any other entity. And here’s another; as a director, you cannot vote on anything where you have a conflict of interest (including existing patents you earned before hiring in with the government).

    Kennedy’s book is an eye opener on many levels

    • spaingaroo August 22, 2022 at 7:53 pm #

      follow it up with Ginger and Peter Breggin’s book “Covid19 and the Global Predators” subtitled “We are the Prey”

      You will find it opens up an aspect that RFKjr doesn’t seem to touch but the mesh together seamlessly

      • spaingaroo August 22, 2022 at 7:54 pm #

        they* mesh…

  47. Soul Forensics August 22, 2022 at 4:31 pm #

    Let the materialists burn or freeze in their self-created separate Hells. I’m listening to Glazunov while marking the huge heaven-pointing pines planted like sentinels underneath which roots stretch and clasp one to another.

  48. Islander August 22, 2022 at 4:49 pm #

    Cherchez la femme—or les femmes!

    TASS reports:

    “MOSCOW, August 22. /TASS/. The murder of Russian journalist Darya Dugina has been solved, Russia’s federal security service FSB has said. It was prepared by Ukrainian secret services. The perpetrator – a citizen of Ukraine identified as Natalia Vovk – escaped to Estonia, the FSB’s public relations center stated.

    “As a result of urgent detective measures, the federal security service has solved the murder of Russian journalist Darya Dugina, born in 1992,” the FSB stressed. The special service found that “the crime was prepared and committed by Ukrainian secret services.” Its perpetrator was identified as a citizen of Ukraine, Natalia Vovk, born in 1979.

    She had arrived in Russia on July 23, 2022, together with her daughter Sofya Shaban, born in 2010. “On the day of the murder, Vovk and Shaban attended the literary and music festival Tradition, where Dugina was present as an honorary guest.

    On August 21, after a remote-controlled explosion of the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado car Dugina was driving, Vovk and her daughter left through the Pskov Region to Estonia,” the FSB said.

    To plot the murder and gather information about Dugina’s lifestyle, Vovk and her daughter rented an apartment in Moscow in the same building where the victim lived. To spy on the journalist, the criminal used a Mini Cooper car. When entering Russia, the vehicle carried a license plate of the Donetsk People’s Republic – E982XH DPR, in Moscow – a license plate of Kazakhstan 172AJD02, and when leaving – a Ukrainian license plate AH7771IP. “The materials of the investigation have been handed over to the Investigative Committee,” the FSB said.”

    This doesn’t clarify how the perps knew that Darya would end up driving her father’s car. Perhaps that was a gamble. If Dugin had gotten into the car, the perps would not have triggered the bomb.

    • Paula D August 22, 2022 at 4:53 pm #

      They had to have seen who got into the car, because they were within a close enough distance to push the trigger.
      They did it deliberately.
      That bitch took her daughter with her to murder someone else’s daughter while he was right behind her in another car. He saw her die in a fiery explosion.
      I hope that both of the women are found and prosecuted.
      Vovk was Azoz and lived in Mariupol, the headquarters of that group.

      • Islander August 22, 2022 at 5:57 pm #

        “They had to have seen who got into the car, because they were within a close enough distance to push the trigger.”

        Obviously.
        So far we don’t know when they loaded it; how they got access to it.
        My point was that they must have gone ahead and put the bomb on the car beforehand without knowing who was going to get into it.

        That was the gamble: loading the bomb on Dugin’s car on the off chance that the daughter would drive it.

        If Dugin had gotten in, presumably the perps would have had to figure out a way to remove it. Or, perhaps it was there for a long time and the perps just waited for an opportunity to trigger it.

        I hope this mom and daughter face justice in Russia in an open trial.

        They had better be verrry careful, because they could easily be kidnapped and taken to Russia. Like Eichmann. Who could complain?

        OTOHr, they might just be Skripaled by Estonia .

        • Jarek August 22, 2022 at 11:03 pm #

          Why would they want the daughter and not the MAN himself, the great theorist of Russian Nationalism?

          Is this your brain on Feminism?

      • Jarek August 22, 2022 at 11:27 pm #

        “Murder someone else’s daughter. In other words, Dugina should be just as precious to her as her own daughter?

        Hardcore secular Christianity here. A dissolver of nations…..

        Also Walter above: Whites are finished because they’ve lost the “war of the womb”. Of course, but it didn’t have to be this way. We were never going to be able to outbreed them, but we could have kept them from coming in and doing it here.

        Hardcore classical Christianity here. Also a dissolver of nations. Everyone is a soul and has the right to go anywhere. They all have equal rights…..

    • Paula D August 22, 2022 at 4:55 pm #

      Oh, you think that she was the target?
      Most people assume that it was him, but they were cold blooded enough to kill her instead.
      If she was the target then we need to find out why Dugin was persuaded to ride with someone else. He was supposed to have ridden with her but changed at the last minute.
      Why? Who?

      • Islander August 22, 2022 at 5:58 pm #

        “Oh, you think that she was the target?”

        See the TASS article, up-thread.

        • Paula D August 22, 2022 at 6:57 pm #

          Yes, but it is possible that they were scoping her out because it would be less obvious than scoping him out, and they knew that she was close to him.
          I still want to know who talked him into getting into another car.

          • Islander August 25, 2022 at 6:06 pm #

            There could be many normal reasons for them to switch cars. Maybe she wanted to pick something up at the drycleaner’s.

            Fact is, Dugina was a journalist and an outspoken personality in her own right.

            Her name was also on some kind of “verboten” list in Ukraine, or London, or somewhere.

      • Rodulf August 23, 2022 at 12:06 am #

        It’s all theater.

      • benr August 23, 2022 at 10:26 am #

        Look at what the killing of Khadafi’s granddaughter did.
        He went from Terrorist supporter to very quiet for his last twenty years.
        Then needing another enemy, they went ahead and killed him.
        A day later the cackle heard round the world.
        We came, we saw, he died. (insert evil cackle here). -Hildabeast.

        youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=6DXDU48RHLU

        The evil demonic chuckle and strange behavior.

    • BackRowHeckler August 22, 2022 at 7:15 pm #

      Just speculating, but this could be the 21st Century’s Archduke Franz Ferdinand moment. We are about due.

      No telling what this assassination will lead to. Who could have predicted, in Rwanda c1992, that the death of the Prime Minister would lead to the systematic slaughter of 800,000 human beings — by machetes shipped in from China for the occasion?

      • spaingaroo August 22, 2022 at 8:16 pm #

        Who dug the trenches used in WW1?

        The question had never occurred to me. I only recently found out that was even a thing to question.
        I suppose I always assumed the soldiers dug them.
        Maybe it started that way, but quickly 140 000 chinese workers were brought in.
        clb.org.hk/content/remembering-chinese-labourers-behind-trenches-world-war-one

        “China never sent troops to fight in Europe during the First World War. However, an estimated 135,000 young rural labourers were sent halfway around the world to work in French munitions factories, dig trenches, lay railway lines and remove dead bodies and unexploded ordnance from the battlefields. Thousands died and thousands more returned to China traumatized and deeply scared by what they had seen.

        A new book by Mark O’Neill, published by Penguin to mark the one hundredth anniversary of World War One, outlines the remarkable and vital contribution made by these workers to the British and French war effort and describes how they were forgotten about as soon as they were no longer needed.”

        I am sure it was here that someone linked to a comedy routine called the history of oil, which made the claim that WW1 really was fought over Oil, in the form of stopping the Germans from finishing a Berlin to Bagdad Railway to bring oil.

        Robert Newman’s History of Oil
        youtube.com/watch?v=sehmmzbi3UI

        I found it worth the watch, slightly woke, because it is a decade old. I would like to see something more recent from the bloke, who seems very aware, but might have lost his mind in 2020 like so many did.

        • Jarek August 22, 2022 at 11:29 pm #

          Yeah that’s why “we” won: Chinese trench diggers.

          Don’t forget about the African troops put in to guard the Sudentland after outbreak of “peace”. Rape brigades.

          • Amman August 23, 2022 at 5:16 pm #

            They raped your mother, did they??

          • Jarek August 23, 2022 at 9:20 pm #

            So you admit the Black penchant for rape?

          • Amman August 24, 2022 at 10:48 am #

            You’re free to ask them about it if you’re half a man or more.

          • Jarek August 24, 2022 at 11:29 am #

            Well criminals tend to lie – except when boasting to their friends. Crime statistics are more accurate and affirm what I said.

      • Hereward the Woke August 23, 2022 at 11:22 am #

        I think the MAL raid was the FF moment, BRH. Most conservatives seem to think that the FBI is still blushing and licking its wounds in the HQ basement after a mother of all cock-ups. I think that, behind the scenes, they are ginning up a nice case and warrant against Trump. They are THAT crazy and stupid. However, things are so gaga at present that there are many other contenders for the FF prize: Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan, the 2014 Ukraine colour “revolution”, the Covid lockdowns…Feel free to add to the list.

      • Paula D August 23, 2022 at 3:20 pm #

        Speaking of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire, last I heard the assassin was spotted in a hotel in Austria.

        She might think she’s safer in the West, but the West has a big incentive to kill her, to shut her up and blame it on Russia.

        • MaryQueen August 23, 2022 at 8:10 pm #

          If her name is known, her days are numbered.

          • Paula D August 23, 2022 at 8:47 pm #

            There were obviously others involved. She just pulled the trigger, in front of her 12 y.o. daughter.
            Of course, the daughter has probably already been through years of Nazi training day camp. I’ve seen them as young as 7, spewing hate and practicing their gun skills.

          • MaryQueen August 23, 2022 at 10:57 pm #

            No doubt, Paula.

            What a horror to be born to these psychopathic monsters.

  49. Night Owl August 22, 2022 at 4:50 pm #

    “Mysteries abound now, and they are disconcerting to an extreme. How did the polite and rational society called Canada fall under the punishing sway of Justin Trudeau? Ditto the apparently insane Australia and New Zealand? Ditto the Europeans […]”

    No mysteries. Election fraud. All of these people come from the same source.

    The source telling you that you will “own nothing and be happy.”

    Still not there, I guess.

    • spaingaroo August 22, 2022 at 8:25 pm #

      I agree 100%
      they have total narrative control but I don’t trust any elections anymore. Scytl and Smartmatic and Dominion need to go.
      I mean it was probably twenty years ago that BlackBoxVoting was being talked about.
      just had a look
      Bev Harris stated blackboxvoting.org in 2003

      not an active website though, unfortunately. The latest post seems to be 2021.

      “2006. 2016. 2021. As you can see, we’re still in the same boat.We’ve revamped this site for 2021. BlackBoxVoting 2.0 will combine legacy research from Bev Harris, who developed the original BlackBoxVoting.org in 2003, with current work by a growing citizen talent pool. The site is now jointly administered by Bennie Smith, a computer programmer and election commissioner for Shelby County, TN, and Bev Harris. The site will provide expert content to publicize important, durable information to expose problems and improve process. All contributors have front-line experience in attempting to verify elections.

      This site focuses on process, because it is the breakdown of these processes that make our elections vulnerable. The core problem for our fragile elections framework is secrecy: withholding from the public the evidence needed to authenticate whether results are true.”

    • Amman August 23, 2022 at 5:31 pm #

      Have to agree.

      Lyndon Larouche was warning about this since the 90’s if not earlier.

  50. Rodulf August 22, 2022 at 4:59 pm #

    Left unsaid; The biology of race is the driving force in the modern world, as dark-skinned R-selected people propagate past their environments and move towards easy resources. This is what will destroy the world not economic theory.

    • Amman August 22, 2022 at 5:50 pm #

      All Wrong. With heads like yours, good riddance.

      • Jarek August 22, 2022 at 11:31 pm #

        Tell us about all the great African Civilizations – like Egypt.

        Or about the script you’re working on – something about Blacks, right? There is nothing else to talk about for Blacks.

        • Amman August 23, 2022 at 4:15 pm #

          Well, you know what you can do to yourself, cheapskate.

      • Rodulf August 23, 2022 at 12:04 am #

        Are you implying this is not happening? Are you blind or on their side?

        • Rodulf August 23, 2022 at 12:05 am #

          I meant that reply for Amman.

        • Jarek August 23, 2022 at 12:02 pm #

          Not blind, just Black. So he’s dependent of those who have raised him up.

        • Amman August 23, 2022 at 4:28 pm #

          I can shoot straight and not imply anything. For example, are you aware that the African Middle class is larger than in the entire US in 2022? Good enough for you?

          • Amman August 23, 2022 at 4:29 pm #

            That was for @Rodulf, not that POS women fighter.

          • Jarek August 24, 2022 at 11:33 am #

            And how large is the African underclass? Larger still, right – even if what you say is true which I doubt. Otherwise, why would they be coming to a dying land like the United States except for the welfare benefits?

            Woman fighter? Like Achilles? Thank you! Btw, there are many great Black Men’s Rights Activists. Black men awakened early, given the nature of Black women and the welfare culture.

  51. mitchellc August 22, 2022 at 5:02 pm #

    Jim and commenters, search YT for ‘science rules the rouge’ (1939).

    Ford put out a few of these historiographic films that highlighted how much humanity changed in just a few generations.

    Another really good one is ‘the American road’ (1935), a great recreation bio of how Henry created ford, starting with his escape from the farm.

    Note the absolutely incredible mfg tech advances made across the board during the 10s & 20s. The movies emphasize this point over and over again in a self congratulatory manner, marveling at how far humans had come in just decades.

    But they never mention the retracing arc after peak and then scarcity …

    • Disaffected August 22, 2022 at 5:38 pm #

      I remember all those agitprop documentaries growing up in the 60’s. And yep, we fell for it all hook, line, and sinker. Anything and everything seemed possible back then. Now we know better, having learned it all the hard way, with the toughest lessons of all still to come.

  52. Night Owl August 22, 2022 at 5:23 pm #

    Great video profiling UK cartoonist Bob Moran (just under the masthead).

    https://www.bobmoran.co.uk/

    • MaryQueen August 22, 2022 at 7:02 pm #

      Oh thanks! He is quite a talent.

    • Islander August 22, 2022 at 7:33 pm #

      Wow, thanks.
      I had never heard of him.

      Although I had seen one of his, “Give me anuzzer one.” Ha ha.

      Great documentary—very entertaining.

    • GreenAlba August 23, 2022 at 7:48 am #

      Watched this a couple of days ago – I’ve finally seen Bernie Spofforth properly outside of Bernie’s Tweets!

      • Night Owl August 23, 2022 at 9:01 am #

        I was thinking that, too.

        Heh.

  53. wm5135 August 22, 2022 at 5:27 pm #

    “Off-shoring seemed like a good idea at the time.”JHK.

    the impulse to respond to that statement with a torrent of profanity has been overcome.

    No it did not. Took a certain style of arrogance to believe that bullshit to begin with. Those of us left in the wake of Sherman’s march knew what reconstruction was and knew the north was in store for a taste of their medicine so liberally applied from Appalachia to Ocala.

    “We’re going to make it through this bottleneck.”JHK

    a mouse in your pocket?

    • Hereward the Woke August 22, 2022 at 5:34 pm #

      So did hula hoops.

    • Disaffected August 22, 2022 at 5:35 pm #

      One recalls Ross Perot’s prophetic “Giant sucking sound” quote from 1992:

      “We have got to stop sending jobs overseas. It’s pretty simple: If you’re paying $12, $13, $14 an hour for factory workers and you can move your factory South of the border, pay a dollar an hour for labor, … have no health care—that’s the most expensive single element in making a car— have no environmental controls, no pollution controls and no retirement, and you don’t care about anything but making money, there will be a giant sucking sound going south.”

      We should have paid attention then.

      • Amman August 22, 2022 at 5:48 pm #

        Sorry, the news was in the way.

        • Disaffected August 22, 2022 at 7:47 pm #

          Yes, and who can forget Perot’s (I) running mate Adm James Stockdale’s opening line in that year’s VP debate in Atlanta GA: “Who am I and why am I hear?” A line he let hang in the air a little too long and never recovered from, which combined with his generally confused manner and speaking style, made him appear to be Joe Biden thirty years before Joe Biden became “the Joe Biden.”

          So refreshing! The last truly honest politician who never was.

          • JohnAZ August 22, 2022 at 9:17 pm #

            Perot was a political thorn in the side of the GOP. He was a populist, representing the people. He was a businessman. He was condemned by not being part of the DC Club, now known as the Deep State.

            The first Tea Party member?

            Sound familiar?

          • Jarek August 22, 2022 at 11:37 pm #

            Pat Buchanan ran for President and chose a Black woman as his VP. His followers were confused and sickened at his capitulation to the zeitgeist. What was the point of moving forward? It all collapsed.

            What a fool Pat was. He writes great books but just doesn’t have it in the moment, in real time and life.

            He knows it all, basically. About the conquest of the dopes who comprise the modern West by “communist” propaganda, produced by Madison Avenue and Hollywood. By Capitalists in other words.

            As a reparation, he should go out like Yukio Mishima, leaving a White Nationalist manifesto behind to explain and apologize.

          • Disaffected August 23, 2022 at 11:51 am #

            The ears and the squeaky voice made Perot appear a little clownish as well, which stood no chance whatsoever against Billy Jeff’s blow dried hillbilly charm. Little did we know…

      • cbeard August 23, 2022 at 12:16 pm #

        I did pay attention. I voted for him. I think he would have won the second time around if he hadn’t dropped out. I think it scared him that he got as many votes as he did. He dropped out because he didn’t really want the job. I didn’t like the stands he took on some issues of the day, but I was 100% in agreement on the offshoring situation. Why it was not obvious to anyone with any gray matter that sending all the jobs overseas was a death knell to the country is unbelievable.

        • Paula D August 23, 2022 at 6:53 pm #

          Didn’t they threaten his daughter?
          The same people (more or less) who no doubt supplied the explosives that blew up Darya Dugina?
          I would take them seriously.

    • Cavepainter August 22, 2022 at 6:25 pm #

      Upton Sinclair by publishing in 1905 his “The Jungle” blew the North’s virtue-signal cover (then and now) for invading the South. Describing how in the industrializing North and Midwest — since before the Civil War — the impoverished immigrants being pushed out of Europe were being virtually enslaved in conditions much worse than chattel generally on Southern plantations. Sinclair’s ally, author Jack London, is credited with coining the term “wage slave”, but it actually originated before the Civil War among Plantation owners, appalled by what they witnessed as “labor management” on visits up North.

      Cincinatti, end of the “Underground Railroad”, experienced some the worse pre–Civil War riots by Northern workers who understood the “scab” import wage floor undercutting tactics by the owners/management. Harriot Beecher Stowes’ “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” was the era’s psy-op (Cincinnati was her hometown).

      • Jarek August 22, 2022 at 11:39 pm #

        Jack London parted from Marxism saying, I will always believe in and support the struggle of Labor, but I am a White Man first.

    • JohnAZ August 22, 2022 at 9:25 pm #

      The idea that the PTB who want to make serfs of all of us are our “protectors in the government” is a joke.

      The real deal is that the government of, by and for is separating from the American people and joining global powers. One of the major Trump sayings that the Deep State hated was America First.

      Gee, what a lousy thing to say.

      Think what the saying White Nationalist is saying. Being a white person who wants to support his country first. What a concept.

  54. Jo-G August 22, 2022 at 5:41 pm #

    “Off-shoring seemed like a good idea at the time.”
    Our host also forgets the massive demonstrations against it. I remember the “Mobilization for Global Justice” demonstrations where Labor Unions and Environmentalists agreed on something. We didn’t just offshore jobs we off shored pollution too. 9/11 put a stop to the demonstrations against off-shoring. When I first saw the smoke rising from the pentagon my first thought was ‘i hope the anti-globalists don’t get blamed for it.” I didn’t know what was going on.

    • LagingRunatic August 22, 2022 at 6:40 pm #

      Yep. I too remember when lefties protested off-shoring and rock stars put on concerts against the WTO. They even engaged in *gasp* theorizing about people conspiring sometimes.

      • BackRowHeckler August 22, 2022 at 7:00 pm #

        Niel Young did that.

        Now he’s down with the whole agenda.

        • MaryQueen August 22, 2022 at 7:56 pm #

          Not just down with it, invested in it.

        • LagingRunatic August 22, 2022 at 8:31 pm #

          Yeah, Kneel went from “heck no, we won’t GMO” to “clot shot gimme all you got.”

      • Hereward the Woke August 23, 2022 at 11:25 am #

        Lefties also said “Question Authority”. How many lefties do you know who did that over the last 2 years? The Left has become what it always fought against: fascism

  55. Amman August 22, 2022 at 5:47 pm #

    Blog/Canada
    Posted Aug 22, 2022 by Martin Armstrong

    Mothers (also known as “birthing people” to the woke) in BC are no longer entitled to maternity leave unless they cave and take the vaccine.

    TALES of CRAZYLAND

    • MaryQueen August 22, 2022 at 6:23 pm #

      That’s so they can put both the mother and the baby’s life at risk. 2 birds with one stone as they say.

      Not sure how anyone would still believe this isn’t genocide.

      • Amman August 23, 2022 at 5:10 pm #

        The word ‘genocide’ originates from a man studying the bloodbath circa 1915 against Armenians by the Turkish state.

        Today, it is more like GAIACIDE – the killing and/or indiscriminate harming of vast swathes of Life on planet/Earth.

        GAIACIDE …

        • MaryQueen August 23, 2022 at 8:16 pm #

          Can’t disagree at all, Amman.

          But remember: Gaia (Mother Nature) bats last!

  56. Soul Forensics August 22, 2022 at 6:14 pm #

    Living in Bizarro World is analogous to W.B. Yeats’ idea of the widening gyre, made famous in his great poem, “The Second Coming”: once the loop starts spinning, it can only widen into ever greater circles of catastrophe and absurdity.

    To wit: a book coming out in June 2023 (I can hardly wait!) called These Days Are Numbered: Diary of a High-Rise Lockdown which contain “personal journal entries that Rebecca kept on Facebook, day by day, since March 13, 2020, an inventory of her lockdown loneliness and her witty observations on her neighbours, husband, dreams, favourite TV shows, snacks, and her longing for community.” This, BTW, isn’t some vanity project from a no-name, but a known author at a respected literary publishing co.

    One can only imagine the tone of gentle victimhood, of understated self-boasting (“we made it through the pandemic!”) and sacrifice, the glorying in mundane trivialities regarding a newfound appreciation for domestic bliss, a trumpeting of communal togetherness even through physical separation, and finally, a solemn call for vigilance and continued boosters and boosterisms.

    Any sensible reviewer, pre-read, would have to empty out their spittoon to make way for an overflow of vomit.

  57. LagingRunatic August 22, 2022 at 6:38 pm #

    Obama’s was the first successful identity politics campaign and presidency, successful in that it got and kept him in office for two full terms.

    The same media outlets that wanted to string W up for his economic and USAPATRIOT act policies (rightly, IMO) suddenly gave Obama a pass for continuing and expanding the same policies. The pass they gave him was an identitarian one, and in an instant, the most powerful position on the planet suddenly became one more oppressed BIPOC, having to endure unreasonable expectations like providing different policies than his predecessor.

  58. tom clark August 22, 2022 at 6:56 pm #

    Cowbell…bull shit. Donald Trump (the Trumpster???) has his own interests at heart just as Hillary has hers. They’re politicians, dammit, and not worth the time of day. But as Kunstler has so aptly and repeatedly pointed out, the system is badly flawed, some would say broken, and the long emergency, fourth turning, whatever, is at hand. Have a nice day.

    • Disaffected August 22, 2022 at 7:21 pm #

      The new edgier tc! Still a work in progress.

    • spaingaroo August 22, 2022 at 8:29 pm #

      one must admit that the donald was not and is not a politician

      • JohnAZ August 22, 2022 at 9:11 pm #

        Yeah, no kidding.

        Considering what the politicians have done to this country, I would say that that is a yuge positive.

  59. megabeth August 22, 2022 at 8:37 pm #

    Not related to today’s subject, but whoever posted their super-secret dill pickle recipe last spring (Draupnir?) –I made them and golly, are they good!

  60. JohnAZ August 22, 2022 at 9:43 pm #

    Okay.

    All the Deep State is trying to crucify Trump for

    1. Refusing to believe the election results, with plenty of reasons at the time. Illegal means were used in the important states to allow cheating. When the challenge came, the Deep State responded by shutting off all investigations at the state level. Think about that! At the state level. Even Jill Stein got recounts in 5 states in 2016. 100% of the states refused to look into the voting procedures even with hundreds of people’s affidavits saying they observed cheating.

    2. Jan.6 the disenfranchised folks let the Deep State know that their actions were bullshit, starting with Pence.

    The Deep State drove a gigantic wedge between itself and the people and is continuing to drive it in deeper.

    Trump was dismissed by the Deep State!!! He never stood a chance of winning. His concern was legit, as no one ever showed that the concerns were not legit. Their actions against Trump are in reality actions against all of us.

    Protect democracy my ass. Protect the Deep State!!!!

    Today, as we approach November, how confident are you that the national elections are not fixed?

    • Why_weren't_we_asked_about_Degrowth August 22, 2022 at 10:31 pm #

      The Deep State is above the polticians. The Deep State is protected by the media and the Judiciary. They answer to the elites. Most of the polticians are disposable, the most corrupt ones are rewarded with more power.

      Americans are doubting their government and their institutions, but they are disenfranchised. They have no control over who is selected to run for office, let alone who wins.

      Things are excelerating, as Jim says, it could be that we are running out of cheap energy inputs or that the creation of endless debt is failing to have the effect it once did.

      Is the West pushing the Great Reset narrative while BRICs have opposing plans? Can the West reset their debts under the guise of a crisis if the BRICs don’t go along.

    • Redneck Liberal August 26, 2022 at 10:59 pm #

      The Party of Trump will be slaughtered in November. It’ll start a whole new “the election was stolen!” rigamarole with required pearl-clutching, and you (along with almost everyone on this board) will buy it —- again.

      • benr August 28, 2022 at 9:37 am #

        Ignoring the video evidence of actual voter fraud is tantamount to covering your ears, closing your eyes and screaming lal la la la la like a two year old but what ever you say.

  61. BackRowHeckler August 22, 2022 at 10:07 pm #

    Looking at some of these western news sites — specially out of the UK, they’re ecstatic about the assassination of Darya Dugin, “The fascist bitch got what she deserved”, characterizes most of the comments. The main criticism of her, the one that elicits the most hatred, is that she was a Russian nationalist. That they can’t abide. Many commenters hoped she suffered a little before she died. But what the influencers at BBC, or the Telegraph, or the Daily Mail don’t seem to realize, is if assassination becomes the order of the day, it might not end with Darya; the practice might spread, it might work more than one way; public figures other than Russians might get assassinated too — sad to say the genie is out of the bottle now, furies have been released and they’ll be scouring the world for victims.

    • beantownbill. August 22, 2022 at 10:33 pm #

      Yeah, Marlin, political assassinations here will happen. We’re too violent a society for it to be any other way. The rest of 2022 and the winter of ‘23 is going to be a doozy. That’s why I’m going to Foxwoods in a couple of weeks. When the going gets tough, the tough gamble.

      BTW, we finally got some rain here. It rained pretty heavily for an hour or so. I opened the sliders to my deck just so I could hear the rain – that made my day.

      • BackRowHeckler August 22, 2022 at 11:31 pm #

        We got a little bit of rain here too, Bill, but not enough. I noticed today a little north of here leaves on the maples have already started to change color; already I feel a little trepidation about the upcoming winter, which the Farmers Almanac predicts will be a bad one.

        As far as political assassinations go I was thinking more in terms of Russian agents operating in Ukraine and the Baltic States, not so much western Europe or the US. RT was reporting that the suspects escaped into Lithuania, which doesn’t bode well for Lithuania.

    • Hereward the Woke August 23, 2022 at 11:27 am #

      The FSB is secondly only to Mossad in the length of its reach. A few dead UK hacks might learn them that.

  62. beantownbill. August 22, 2022 at 10:13 pm #

    To me, logic, reason and science rule. I’m just not into much conspiracy theory. Except for maybe, possibly (probably) the JFK assassination; 9/11 (people in the government knew what was going to happen and look at how the Saudis got out of the country), but science can explain how floors free-fell – so no explosives; the moon landing was real, no way was so many people involved without someone in the project knowing and stating it was phony. And no, the Earth is not flat.

    Now watch me get attacked by the usual suspects for stating my own opinions.

    This is all old news AFAIK. I prefer living my life with peace of mind and not worrying about the future. Prepare for the worst by doing what you can and hope for the best. I’m sad that this site has degenerated into wild claims ( and I’m not talking about JHK. He’s still the best at thinking outside the box).

    • Jarek August 22, 2022 at 11:45 pm #

      Palpable pablum. There’s nothing irrational about conspiracies per se.

      The Serbian Black Hand assassinated Duke Ferdinand to start WW1. American conspirators sailed the Lusitania into waters controlled by the German wolfpack to get us into it. Divers have confirmed it was packed to the gills with explosives.

    • SoftStarLight August 23, 2022 at 3:39 am #

      I’m also appreciative of Jim’s thinking outside the box. But then again, from your perspective that may not carry much weight. Admittedly, predictability is not a driver that animates me which tends to remove me to some degree away from your staples of logic, reason, and science. Personally, that is not even grounds for a disgreement in my view as I wouldn’t anticipate congruence. Having said that, I would inform you that the world is in many ways nothing more than interwoven webs of conspiracies. And yes, I can also still hope for the best and rest in zen just as easily.

    • Night Owl August 23, 2022 at 11:27 am #

      Logic, reason, and science rule.

      And they led Beantownbill to inject himself with an untested substance with no safety record from one of the most criminal pharmacos in world history.

      Bill is very smart.

  63. beantownbill. August 22, 2022 at 10:26 pm #

    But all this doesn’t mean we don’t have serious issues. It sort of kills me that the so-called normies don’t seem to have a clue that things aren’t going well and can’t continue much longer. In that regard, I’d love to see discussions here about the real issues: resource problems, overpopulation and environmental poisoning.

    In 2.5 months, the elections will occur ( I don’t think they’ll be eliminated) and there’ll be plenty of time for discussions then. I had thought the repubs were going to kick ass, but now I’m not so sure. I don’t think they’ll be able to carry both houses, but I hope at least one. If the dems win, I’m going to be sad – not that the repubs are cool.

    • BackRowHeckler August 22, 2022 at 11:36 pm #

      Not to mention, the Red Sox are in last place.

      “Not worry about the future”-Bill

      Yeah but I wish I could see into into the future at least one day to learn what numbers came in

    • SoftStarLight August 23, 2022 at 3:20 am #

      I’ve actually had an overwhelming sense of calm cascade over me recently in regards to the the unknown and ineludible doom that stalks unceasingly. I don’t really have an explanation as im not in a particularly advantageous space within the moment. But I also imagine that many people you refer to as normies are unwilling to discuss the real issues as you identify them. Which fortunately or unfortunately for you means that real discussions are always at the peripheries. Which also appears to indicate that even if the elections go forward the spiral can’t stop.

      • beantownbill. August 23, 2022 at 11:55 am #

        I’m glad you’re feeling calm. Just prepare for the worst as much as you can and hope for the best; the future will take care of itself. Calmness is the beginning of peace of mind, which ought to be everyone’s goal.

        Sorry if I’m appearing pollyanna-ish. We all really have a tough road ahead of us. My main concern for you is the climate. Louisiana is too low and exposed to ocean winds and floods.

        Not that you requested any, but my advice is for you to have a go-bag packed in case you have to leave in a hurry. I’d also make sure to have a little food available to pack. Keep your gas tank filled – never let it get below half-filled. And finally, try to have some physical protection. Even if you don’t want a gun, at least have a carry knife or something bigger. All this is the bare minimum, but with only a little bit of luck ought to get you through immediate danger. I usually hate to give unsolicited advice, but believe it or not, I worry about you. And if you need a place to stay if you ever make it out, I’ll make sure you have a home up here.

        • SoftStarLight August 23, 2022 at 12:09 pm #

          No, I appreciate your concern Bill. I agree with you and would actually love to get out of here. I mean, don’t get me wrong. It is very beautiful but those concerns are on my mind. I was really hoping to move to the Ozarks but things sort of fell through when my mom’s health went downhill. Thank you very much for the advice and your kindness. I do have a bug out bag but still need to get my stuff together and I have a tent lol. But it’s complicated because I am essentially a caregiver as well.

        • Disaffected August 23, 2022 at 7:19 pm #

          You better be saving some of that energy for the marathon, Bill. You’re carrying the banner for Team Kunstler in ’23. Jim’s a demanding boss. If you don’t break 3 hours he might be repossessing that new hip of yours.

    • Slugoon August 23, 2022 at 5:01 am #

      I think the only thing many of us on here have over the ‘normies’ are an intelligence and/or interest in all this stuff. When it comes down to it, we are ‘normies’ and will be swept along with the tide.

      If the shelves go bare of food we will go hungry just as sure as the next man. When IC cars are banned we will drive an EV just like the next man. And so on.

      Like SSL below, I am starting to be at peace with it all. People can jab-up all they want, let them suffer any consequences. People can froth at the mouth over Ukraine, let them pay 5x for their energy bills. Labour vs Conservative, pah, who cares.

      Where are you, mitchellc?!

      • Hereward the Woke August 23, 2022 at 11:29 am #

        I think we have more agency than you give us credit for, Slug. We may not be able to dodge it all, but we can prep a bit to tide us over the first shock, and also – after the last two years – we have new networks of like minded people whom we can rely on in times of trouble.

        • SoftStarLight August 23, 2022 at 11:58 am #

          Hmmm, I’m not sure everyone is in your position in terms of prep and networks, etc. I am in simpatico with Slugoon in the sense that I am not only not struggling anymore to convince anyone regarding the jabs, ukie oligarchs, and so on and so forth. Let them enjoy the banquet of their consequences. I will survive if it is God’s will.

          • Hereward the Woke August 24, 2022 at 10:38 am #

            Sorry, SSL, my post probably sounded quite Promethean and above-it-all. We can take basic precautions, but as you say, we are in the hands of God whether we survive or not. I’m fine with either outcome. As for trying to convince other people of the truth, that bus left a long time ago.

          • SoftStarLight August 24, 2022 at 12:53 pm #

            Apology accepted 🙂

        • Slugoon August 23, 2022 at 12:45 pm #

          Then you are lucky (or deserving) and probably not in the ‘many of us’ category.

          Unless you grow your own food, have access to potable water and can keep yourself warm you will have to queue with everybody else in the food lines or whatever and be subject to ‘their’ rules.

          I hope mass revolt will stop any totalitarian, WEF-style, tracked, surveilled, one world government type scenario but don’t underestimate the willingness of a critical mass of the population to comply with anything, in return for a bit of comfort and safety, and thereby exclude you socially.

          • MaryQueen August 23, 2022 at 2:30 pm #

            We already have totalitarianism.

            It’s weird that you don’t realize it.

            I guess it’s the Stockholm Syndrome.

          • Slugoon August 23, 2022 at 4:03 pm #

            I don’t agree that we have totalitarianism. I still have elements of freedom here in the UK that would disqualify it from being so but I agree that we’re heading that way in many areas.

            Gosh, people are tetchy on here today.

          • Slugoon August 23, 2022 at 4:13 pm #

            And for the record, Stockholm Syndrome implies I have trust towards, or even affection for, the governments and authorities that are peddling this green agenda, hawkish wars, wokeism crap etc.

            I suffered pretty badly during the scamdemic, almost lost my job, did lose my marriage, and I hold government, police, healthcare professionals, and many of my fellow citizens in the utmost contempt.

            I don’t understand the snide remark.

          • MaryQueen August 23, 2022 at 8:20 pm #

            Slugoon, totalitarian is not some comic book concept wherein every single aspect of our ‘rights’ are controlled. Sure you can speak – but then you can be fired or jailed. Sure, you can say whatever you want to a friend – until they turn you in.

            Sure, you can start your own business – if you either sign on the dotted line or pay the piper.

            Look at Alex Jones. What precedent was set there?

            YOu can have your fortune taken away for a ‘wrong’ opinion that hurts the feelz of so-called ‘marginalized’ people.

            Wake the hell up.

          • MaryQueen August 23, 2022 at 8:21 pm #

            No, Stockholm Syndrome means you still believe that there is some sort of working government structure that actually ‘cares’ about the people and endeavors to make it all work.

            But that’s not the case.

          • Slugoon August 23, 2022 at 10:25 pm #

            I really don’t know why you’re angry with me.

          • MaryQueen August 23, 2022 at 11:11 pm #

            Not angry at all!

            Frustrated, sure.

          • Hereward the Woke August 24, 2022 at 10:43 am #

            Hi, Slugoon. As I said to SSL, I probably came over more survivalist than I really am. I have a bit of extra food, some back up meds, oh, and I bought an extra hot water bottle last week! But that’s it. All that my keep my cheeks a bit rosier for a few weeks longer than my surrounding normies, but it is no guarantee of survival. For the rest, I’m in the lap of the gods too. The only hope is that things do get bad enough to wake the normies out of their Rip Van Winkle-like slumber. We can only hope.

    • Night Owl August 23, 2022 at 11:27 am #

      You are that normie.

  64. Lynx August 23, 2022 at 12:32 am #

    One of Obama’s biggest accomplishment was the purges of the military and the Federal alphabet agencies. 8 years of planting radical left operatives into hiring/firing positions and we see the results today.

    As to Canada, it became too civilized, too domesticated to fight back as the chains were attached.

    • SoftStarLight August 23, 2022 at 2:56 am #

      Barack Obama, the false prophet. Depending upon your perspective of course. He said he was calming the seas and healing the planet. And yet we are still destined for baked, desert planet wastelands according to the believers. Even now. Thus the work of the operatives is never complete.

    • Islander August 23, 2022 at 7:47 am #

      Well, Canada has fought back more than I noticed in the USA.

      The takeover there, via Trudeau and Freeland, is way more advanced than here.

      I wonder how many Americans understand that Canada’s foreign minister, Christa Freeland, is a Ukrainian nationalist fascist whose granddad was a bonafide Nazi 1.0. .

      • JohnAZ August 23, 2022 at 10:37 am #

        She also authored a book called,

        Plutocracy

        Where fifteen years ago she predicted the PTB takeover we have witnessed.

  65. messianicdruid August 23, 2022 at 8:35 am #

    Jarek said, “Yes, Christianity is an other worldly religion. As Christ said, My Kingdom is not of this world.”

    I wish you could hear what I have been telling you for years.

    “of” is talking about origination, NOT location.

    “I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.”

    “I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from the evil one. They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. …

    Kingdoms [ governments ] of men originate in this world. The Kingdom of God is a form of government, NOT a religion therefore it originates at the Throne in heaven. The outcome will be to eradicate all opposition to the Rule of God, which generally speaking are man-made religions originating outside heaven.

    The ministry of Reconciliation is God’s Ambassadors offering terms of peace to those in rebellion before He sends armies to conquer those serving the Adversary.

    • cowbell81 August 23, 2022 at 10:51 am #

      So do you think that the Messiah, the God that we all worship here on Earth, is some kind of alien being sent to us from another world across the universe? I have watched enough of the Ancient Aliens programs to have a variety of thoughts on this theory.

      If this is the case, then when the time is right we might again be visited by these alien beings and many would see it as the second coming.

      • messianicdruid August 23, 2022 at 11:13 am #

        All of us do not worship the Creator or His anointed [ christ ]. Most ignore Him or simply pretend to believe [ live-by ] His commandments. Others are offended by Him and actively oppose Him and those that do believe.

        I can no longer entertain the obvious propaganda presented by the History Channel to prepare us for the presentation of antichrist agendas. ‘Anti’ has two meanings 1. in opposition to 2. in place of . A political savior believed by millions could serve as an antichrist.