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Is there some virus loose in this land that is turning anyone in authority here into reincarnations of the Three Stooges? The illness is certainly not concentrated on either the Right or the Left. There’s plenty of craziness all around. America’s cup runneth over with some toxic agent that interferes with thinking. It’s most conspicuous among what was formerly considered the Thinking Class, since minus thinking they have no identity at all.

Imagine The New York Times presenting a coherent idea! Today, The Times is celebrating the New York State legislature’s passage of harsh new laws against sexual harassment: Sex Harassment Laws Toughened in New York: ‘Finally, This Is Happening.’ Can you guess what the unintended consequences of this “happening” will be? I’ll tell you: men who run companies (there are some) will avoid hiring women because men and women who are not sexually neutered behave as sexual beings when they spend a lot of time together. You can only pretend to regulate that — especially in a culture as devoid of traditional manners as the US has become — and if the regulations are stringent, any sentient CEO will hear the cloven hoofbeats of personal injury lawyers pounding down the hall of the C-Suite behind every moderately attractive female job-seeker. Or, perhaps the CEOs will just move their companies to another state. Nice going, NY State legislature and our grandstanding guv, Mr. Cuomo.

On the national scale here in Crazyland, we have on the docket in Congress reparations for descendants of slaves, another fabulously bad idea. Could it be that the Democratic Party is only dangling this giant goodie-bag out now because black America is rumored to be disenchanted with life on the Democratic plantation?  And without them, they can’t possibly win a national election? The unintended consequences of the proposal were nicely set forth in congressional testimony by a 23-year-old philosophy undergrad from Columbia University named Coleman Hughes who writes frequently for the Quillette website (and several major media platforms) on US race politics. The hearing room was incandescent with Wokester suspense when Hughes was called to speak, and he laid it out with stark eloquence:

     …the people who were owed for slavery are no longer here, and we’re not entitled to collect on their debts. Reparations, by definition, are only given to victims. So, the moment you give me reparations, you’ve made me into a victim without my consent. Not just that: you’ve made one-third of black Americans—who consistently poll against reparations—into victims without their consent, and black Americans have fought too long for the right to define themselves to be spoken for in such a condescending manner.

Ouch! That stung a little! Naturally the room erupted in boos and catcalls of Wokester indignation. (Did he actually say that!) You could hear the sentimental arguments of Ta-Nihisi Coates just gurgle down the drain. (Watch the five-minute YouTube.) Of course, this reparations cherry on the over-baked victimhood cake would arouse so much resentment and disappointment from all concerned (repeat ALL concerned, black and white), that any hope for social comity in this sore beset nation would lie moldering in the grave… along with John Brown, Martin Luther King, and 360,000 Union dead.


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  1. fugeguy June 21, 2019 at 10:20 am #

    “Is there some virus loose in this land that is turning anyone in authority here into reincarnations of the Three Stooges?”

    Rhetorical question or maybe observation?

    • fugeguy June 21, 2019 at 10:22 am #

      “Can you guess what the unintended consequences of this “happening” will be? I’ll tell you: men who run companies (there are some) will avoid hiring women”

      Already happening.

      • SoftStarLight June 21, 2019 at 10:54 am #

        It’s funny because I am sure a lot of men under their breath are saying something like “that’s what you get when you bitch and complain all the time.”

      • Luhrenloup June 22, 2019 at 11:45 am #

        At Davos the men said they would not take the chance to mentor a woman now. Too risky.

    • fugeguy June 21, 2019 at 10:26 am #

      “Of course, this reparations cherry on the over-baked victimhood cake would arouse so much resentment and disappointment from all concerned (repeat ALL concerned, black and white), that any hope for social comity in this sore beset nation would lie moldering in the grave… along John Brown, Martin Luther King, and 360,000 Union dead.”

      Zero appreciation (black, brown, yellow or white) for freedom and its cost in the USA anymore.

      Zero understanding for the cost to get it back once lost either.

      People run here from toilets and then begin to vomit everywhere seemingly forgetting why they came…

      • Walter B June 21, 2019 at 12:23 pm #

        Aside from the obvious pandering for black votes, the idea of handing out lots of free money to people that have not earned it has a number of other plusses for the sellout in government. Just as a majority of lottery winners piss away their winnings in the blink of the eye and somewhat boost the economy, handing out free money will certainly boost the sales of cool cars and other frivolous shit and bring the government much revenue in sales taxes. There is nothing more depressing to any government entity than seeing potential American consumers sitting on boxes of cash or saving it in any other fashion. Government needs cash flow in order to stick their hands into the flow and take their share, Handing out free money to people that will piss it away quickly is a sure fired means of increasing government revenues at our expense.

        • fugeguy June 21, 2019 at 12:45 pm #

          Yes, so this in effect becomes a hidden tax through the devaluation of what is printed money .

          Many people still envision the government sleeping on a pile of gold. The money just magically falls from the sky. They do not understand that the gov is beyond broke and the only way they can “give” something away is to print the money and devalue the money that people already have, devaluing the money already in peoples hands and hence the hidden tax.

          Got GOLD?

          • abbybwood June 23, 2019 at 12:46 am #

            Speaking of “money”, Pepe Escobar has a very interesting take on how Iran is actually holding the hot cards in the Straight of Hormuz situation:

            informationclearinghouse.info/51805.htm

        • Majella June 22, 2019 at 5:38 am #

          “There is nothing more depressing to any government entity than seeing potential American consumers sitting on boxes of cash or saving it in any other fashion. ”

          Like the ridiculously rich, Walter, and mega-corporations, yet this sector gets unnecessary & obscene tax cuts and corporations stash cash offshore to avoid making any contribution to the commonweal. What to do?

      • Janos Skorenzy June 21, 2019 at 1:20 pm #

        No White Republican at this meeting said anything. Terrified of losing what they don’t have – the Black vote. And of prominent Republicans, only McConnell said he was against it. The rest are AWOL, selfish non-boat rockers that they are. And all the Democratic candidates are for it. Of course. So if it keeps up at this rate, they’ll get it. As the old saying goes, For Evil to triumph it is simply necessary for good men to do nothing.

        • malthuss June 21, 2019 at 3:52 pm #

          2 questions:

          what is the DNA of Puerto Ricans? [I read 20% afro]
          and
          what is Chabad about?

          • Majella June 23, 2019 at 7:41 pm #

            What on earth does it matter?

        • Beryl of Oyl June 21, 2019 at 3:56 pm #

          Ann Coulter has said that Republicans care only about tax cuts, the embassy in Jerusalem, and abortion.
          I’d agree with her, but the part about abortion isn’t true.
          They only care about abortion when it’s election time, especially if they are looking to throw an election.
          The rest of the time, they sit there with their mouths shut when a governor talks about infanticide.

          • malthuss June 21, 2019 at 9:57 pm #

            yawn..what else does ann write in her books?

          • SoftStarLight June 22, 2019 at 1:06 am #

            Immigration is the most important issue right now. Ann tells the truth whether people like it or not. Her criticisms of the Republicans sound right to me. They make themselves out to be conservatives and nationalists during the campaign. Then they basically move to the left or do nothing in office. I am sure Democrats have similar complaints from the opposite side.

    • Neon Vincent June 21, 2019 at 10:34 am #

      I don’t know about the Three Stooges, but I wrote “It was funnier when Chico Marx said it” less than a month after Trump took office. I guess I like the wordplay of the Marx Brothers over the slapstick of the Three Stooges and think the former is more apt.

    • TraffickingInDivinity June 21, 2019 at 1:13 pm #

      Yes, free money. That will solve everything. People have become bewitched by the political left!

  2. Neon Vincent June 21, 2019 at 10:20 am #

    I offer an aside about the reparation hearings; they took place on Juneteenth, the celebration of the announcement of emancipation in Texas, the last Confederate state to get the news. Symbolism! It was also National Martini Day, so drink up.

    Honestly, I was expecting talk of impeachment today. However, there will be lots of opportunities to do that over the course of the year, while reparations is much more time-critical.

    • SoftStarLight June 21, 2019 at 11:06 am #

      LOL Juneteenth. Ebonics is presumably an official dialect now? Why not! Everything else is totally hijacked by minorities why not give away something else!

  3. jeff2002 June 21, 2019 at 10:21 am #

    When you’re born into this world, you’re given a ticket to the freak show. But when you’re born in America, you’re given a front-row seat.” –George Carlin

    • Ron Anselmo June 21, 2019 at 11:19 am #

      Yep. That thump, thump, thump you hear is Carlin spinning in his grave. Not many wiser before, and I’m afraid, not many after. Hard for him to R.I.P. I’m sure.

  4. K-Dog June 21, 2019 at 10:23 am #

    Elevated temperatures causes mental machinery to get gummed up. That couuld explain some of it. The climbing thermometer will cause even more crazy as the temperature rises but with the golden one as wartime POTHUS the crazy train could completely derail. More crazy will be unnecessary then as the world cleanses itself in one big Bolt-On boom.

    • benr June 21, 2019 at 10:30 am #

      I thought President Trump our savior said one drone was not worth the human suffering a response would bring.

      • shotho June 21, 2019 at 11:38 am #

        If he did say that the suffering would not be worth an unmanned drone, then good for him.

        • SoftStarLight June 21, 2019 at 11:56 am #

          Perhaps he is coming back to his senses. Now if only he can remember some of his other promises.

    • BackRowHeckler June 21, 2019 at 10:38 am #

      Actually its been cool and rainy on the east coast.

      I’m assuming Fox News studios where Hannity was, and the Halls of Congress where the reparation hearings were held, were adequately air conditioned.

      One thing I’ve noticed on local and national news lately is that the phrase “because of global warming” is added on to the end of many stories. For example ” … a line of fierce thunderstorms moving thru the area (because of global warming)”? … “this may prove to be a challenging mosquito season (because of global warming)”

      Or “mental machinery to get gummed up (due to global warming)”

      Brh

      • hmuller June 21, 2019 at 10:56 am #

        I’ve been constipated for 3 days due to global warming!

        • SoftStarLight June 21, 2019 at 11:08 am #

          LOL you really are something else :-). Down here in the dirty South its hot as blue blazes! But that ain’t nothin new and its definitely not because of GW.

        • libertysghost June 21, 2019 at 12:51 pm #

          I remembered the lunch meat and cheese for my lunch sandwiches today…but forgot my buns, due to global warming.

          Because of global warming I have to eat meat and cheese rolls now.

          Damn coal fired power plants! Damn you all to hellllll!!!!!

      • roccofire June 21, 2019 at 12:00 pm #

        John Stewart from the Daily show did a segment where all the news media were blaming everything on Global Warming, even though I believe the science behind it, it is humorous to see everything blamed on the G.W. I miss John and George Carlin.

        • GreenAlba June 21, 2019 at 12:10 pm #

          It’s idiotic and discredits the science (if I were conspiracy minded I might suggest that is the purpose!).

          No single storm, flood, drought or mosquito season can be individually blamed on global warming, as indeed you suggest, roccofire.

          A little knowledge hasn’t stopped being a dangerous thing.

          • Luhrenloup June 21, 2019 at 2:36 pm #

            If you listen to Coleman Hughes’ statement on reparations, Alba
            you might appreciate that virtue signalling and in the process maintaining the victimhood of long past atrocious crimes is not to anyone’s advantage. Wrapping oneself in the blanket of victimhood damages all of us.

          • draupnir June 21, 2019 at 5:28 pm #

            It’s better than the blanket of smallpox.

          • GreenAlba June 21, 2019 at 7:07 pm #

            Luhrenloup

            That’s the oddest response to a climate-change post I’ve had yet!

            You seem to have some emotional investment in the need to label me a virtue signaller, which is overriding logical reasoning.

            Perhaps I didn’t make point clearly enough the last time.

            I have no idea why you would think I’d have a problem with Mr Hughes’ position. I have none. But I fail to see the connection with the conversation on the previous thread which still seems to irk you.

            Let me try again.

            I am not a proponent of reparations, either for black people or for Jewish people. Nor am I a proponent of Jewish people endlessly bewailing their particularly horrendous history.

            From what I recall you compared their suffering with that of the Yemenis, Libyans, Syrians and others I don’t recall (sorry).

            But here’s the thing. I haven’t seen a plethora of alt-right websites engaged in Syrian war denial, or Yemeni bombing denial, or Rwandan genocide denial or Gulag denial (apologetics, yes, but not denial) or anything else that you can logically compare with the effort that has gone into Holocaust denial.

            And the thing is that the Holocaust deniers have a very clear purpose, all these years later, in trying to spread their lies

            So as long as deniers continue to deny, for that very obvious reason, people have a duty to call them out on it, since it’s not OK to have new generations falling for for their lies.

            This has no connection whatsoever with victimhood and even less with reparations. But if that emotional need in regard to that virtue signalling thing is strong in you, as I said before, be my guest and go for it.

          • Luhrenloup June 21, 2019 at 8:43 pm #

            1) I believe the topic of Jim’s post is the country’s slide into madness — so anything’s fair game.

            2) You have accused me of calling you names. Not true, I called your actions names.

            3) I have not said you have a problem with Hughes’ statement, but pointed out that he is saying something you need to hear.

            3a) I am not “irked.” We are having an intellectual discussion, not a personal conversation.

            4) The fact that you don’t recall the countries that I mentioned, and the suffering of present-day victims proves my point exactly. We need to move on and deal with present circumstances.

            5) Alt-right, or left, democrat, republican, nothing ever fits that neatly into those opposing boxes.

            6) What do you think the holocaust deniers are trying to accomplish? Is it a nefarious plan to bring back the nazis? Whenever a people are forbidden, by law, to discuss certain topics they becomes irresistible.

            7) There is a very strong connection between victimhood and clinging to long-past wrongs done. With time one needs to forgive, and forget, to move on. Hitler is not some evil monster that sprouted fully formed from the bowels of the earth, but a human being, like the rest of humanity who unfortunately are capable of repeating his very deeds. Excoriating others about the evils of their ways solves nothing and tends to reinforce them.

            8) My need is not emotional, but ethical. We are having a discussion, it is not personal.

          • GreenAlba June 21, 2019 at 9:39 pm #

            Luhrenloup

            “I have not said you have a problem with Hughes’ statement, but pointed out that he is saying something you need to hear.”

            I’m afraid I haven’t the slightest idea what that even means.

            I still don’t understand why you think Mr Hughes’ position is ‘something I need to hear’. It’s not a view that is in any way unfamiliar to me.

            I am not advocating perpetual victimhood for Jewish people. If Holocaust denial were not an increasing phenomenon, we wouldn’t be having this conversation in the first place.

            I didn’t suggest that people should not be permitted by law to discuss ‘certain topics’. They can discuss all they want, but if they write lies they can expect people to call them out on those lies. I am at a loss to understand why you would want their lies to go unchallenged.

            The fact that you don’t recall the countries that I mentioned, and the suffering of present-day victims proves my point exactly. We need to move on and deal with present circumstances.

            I’m sorry but I don’t know what you have proved. We can all make a list of countries where people are suffering. You didn’t list them all – should I accuse you of some shameful lacuna in respect of the ones you missed out, suggesting that you have ‘forgotten’ their suffering?

            Alt-right, or left, democrat, republican, nothing ever fits that neatly into those opposing boxes.

            Perfectly true but it makes no difference at all to my point.

          • SoftStarLight June 22, 2019 at 1:17 am #

            Alba, I noticed that you capitalized the names of all the various ethnic groups in your post with the exception of Blacks. I kinda wonder if that is a subconcious expression of bias. Sort of like a microagression. If anything don’t you think its curious or am I just seeing things again?

          • GreenAlba June 22, 2019 at 10:41 am #

            SS:

            I don’t think it’s remotely curious. I used capitals for nationalities and ethnicities (I think – I’ve never monitored my usage in these matters so I don’t overthink it). But black and white are colours – they aren’t nationalities or ethnicities. I don’t use a starting cap. for ‘white’ either. Or for short or tall.

            So, yes, I expect you are just seeing things 🙂 . Which is unsurprising, I suppose, given your preoccupations.

            I don’t use the expression ‘blacks’ or ‘whites’ anyway – I would tend to say ‘black people’ or ‘white people’. Just my habit, but I’m sure someone somewhere could think up an interpretation if they need one.

          • GreenAlba June 22, 2019 at 10:44 am #

            And I’m pleased to say I’ve never used the word ‘microaggression’ in any context 🙂 .

      • Beryl of Oyl June 21, 2019 at 4:00 pm #

        I’ve got a canvas drop cloth out in the back yard. I have been trying to get it to dry out so I can put it away, all spring.
        It’s sopping wet again today.

      • malthuss June 21, 2019 at 4:14 pm #

        LET ME STORY TOP THAT,

        I heard a broadcast, shocking as it was.

        ‘If you are transitioning, free mental health services are available.
        [for free, Id guess].’

        Real Mental health for trannies = stop the genital mutilation.

  5. benr June 21, 2019 at 10:28 am #

    Reparations would be the end of America but I believe that is the actual point.
    Coleman Hughes was 100% correct as is Candace Owens on everything I have ever heard her speak about.
    I wish she would run for office as a foil to the nutty AOC.

    • SoftStarLight June 21, 2019 at 11:13 am #

      Reparations would be the end of America….

      That is the only reason this is being discussed. Notice how the Progressive Left is doing everything it can to lay the groundwork for civil war. It’s coming anyway but they want it to happen completely on their terms.

      • benr June 21, 2019 at 11:43 am #

        Not sure why because the good ol boys will stack em like cordwood if it does happen.

        • SoftStarLight June 21, 2019 at 11:58 am #

          I know right. So I say let em keep pushing. The good ole boys get angrier and angrier by the day. But you know that old saying stupid is as stupid does. So I feel like we are going to see alot more of the SJW antics before all is said and done.

          • Majella June 23, 2019 at 7:53 pm #

            SSL & benr “the good ole boys’…you’re kidding, right?

            Aside from the fact that the “Progressive Left is NOT doing everything it can to lay the groundwork for civil war”, who & what exactly are these ‘good ole boys’?

            From all I can see, they’re generally gun-lovers – nay, enthusiasts indeed -, organized into informal militias who get together of a weekend and shoot bullets for fun.

            Then, I must extrapolate, that they sit around griping about the ‘Libruls’ and how they’re ‘gonna whup ass’ when the time comes and the final actual cause of this imaginary, constructed civil war occurs.

            However, what are they up against? The most militarized police forces in history, thanks to the PATRIOT Act and surplus war theatre machinery.

            Good luck.

    • Soloview June 21, 2019 at 11:46 am #

      The idea of reparations is such an obvious non-starter, that even those who advocate it know it will never happen. It has been put forward by race baiters simply to “sniff out orthodoxy” (as Orwell used to say) among among Dem troopers, i.e. their readiness to fleece white yobs in their districts or states. The congress will study the idea to death and then probably come with a proposal to give poor blacks some federal welfare “topper” in lieu of “reparations” to ensure they vote donkey till there is not one whitey dink left at Harvard and not one serviceable road or bridge left in America.

      • Beryl of Oyl June 21, 2019 at 4:03 pm #

        I think it’s also to distract from the whole “It’s The Russians” narrative.
        If no arrests come before the elections, they may just have a chance of beating the incumbent, because a lot of Americans still don’t know about or understand what just happened.

  6. neon sky June 21, 2019 at 10:30 am #

    It’s as if there are a whole lot of Dr. Strangelove characters hanging with the yellow-haired wonder. The totally deranged Bolton is the worst of the posse. Would someone please show him the door? He’s manipulating the boss and it’s going to get us all killed. Does he have a death wish or what?

    I’m half expecting Trump to suggest that Godzilla be sent over to incinerate the evil Iranians. God save us from these insane clowns. Where are the adults?

    • TiredOfTheTreadmill June 21, 2019 at 11:07 am #

      Apparently draining the swamp meant allowing the septic tank to seep in and fill DC instead. Bolton is the kind of lowlife that gets banned from Risk game night at the local gaming store for being an absolute A-hole. Are we great again yet?

    • JohnAZ June 21, 2019 at 11:14 am #

      What are all the Trump haters going to do? The adult in the room is the GGG, who stopped the ordered strikes ten minutes before they were to be run. What stopped him? The warlords are having hissy fits today.

      Iran better tread lightly. They are the nuts that are pushing the envelope to test Trump. I do not get this anyway. These nickel and dime countries pushing either Russia, China or us to confrontation are examples of egos, especially religious, gone mad. Even Israel could blow these suckers off the map. One bomb on Tehran and the neo-Persian empire is an ash heap.

      Want to stop the Iran debacle, talk to the ayatollahs. Trump is watching developments, poised to act. Russia must be ecstatic.

      Omar needs to be censured or jailed. So obviously anti-American and pro-Islam. Go where you belong. She is a poster child for CAIR and shows what the radical Islamic community in the USA is really up to.

      • DrTomSchmidt June 21, 2019 at 11:24 am #

        “Iran better tread lightly. They are the nuts that are pushing the envelope to test Trump.”

        If the drone was actually over Iranian waters, would you support their right to shoot it down? I fail to recall their flying a drone within 100 miles of our coast, as far as pushing the envelope goes.

        • shotho June 21, 2019 at 11:43 am #

          Good for you, Tom. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander. What the hell is all that military hardware doing over there anyway? The sanctions are apparently working; give them more time and, then, be wiling to negotiate and compromise.

        • benr June 21, 2019 at 11:47 am #

          The so called territorial waters only extends 12 miles out so let them fly one of course they don’t have any that can even go far enough so its a non-starter question.
          Iran does not even really have a blue water NAVY and if not for the Russians and Chinese they would have zero real tech to speak of.
          At real issues is the agenda being way behind 7 nations in ten years is now a decade or so behind schedule.

          • Majella June 23, 2019 at 7:56 pm #

            So, nothing to worry about there, then. How about the US just leaves them alone?

        • Slugoon June 21, 2019 at 12:04 pm #

          Hehehe. Reminds me of the Russian military ship that coughed and spluttered its way along the English Channel last year en-route to some place or other.

          The news was alight with propaganda such that you’d believe an attack was imminent. Never a wasted opportunity.

      • TiredOfTheTreadmill June 21, 2019 at 11:39 am #

        If Trump is the adult in the room it speaks volumes to where we really reside in the course of our decline. We are much further down the slope than most have guessed.

        • malthuss June 21, 2019 at 3:57 pm #

          trump bashing lives. yawn.

          • TiredOfTheTreadmill June 21, 2019 at 6:00 pm #

            Trump butt-kissing lives. Yawn.

          • malthuss June 21, 2019 at 9:58 pm #

            i didnt vote. I dont KA.

  7. marcus1 June 21, 2019 at 10:32 am #

    So the injustice of slavery and subjugation, based on skin color and origin, that went on for approximately four hundred years only has damaging effects to the last generation alive under slavery?
    That doesn’t comport with any sort of historical reality.

    The stupidity with Iran is nearly black and white. We have a belligerent president that foolishly exists a nuclear agreement, imposes harsh economic sanctions, then harasses Iran with military threats and flybys, now he wants to talk? Disgraceful and embarrassing.

    • SoftStarLight June 21, 2019 at 11:17 am #

      I assume since you believe that reparations are a good idea that you are an equal opportunity reparationist? Thus, when will you be cutting checks to the descendants of White slaves and indentured servants? You might as well throw in any descendant of Whites who were forcibly removed from their land. I expect a monthly direct deposit at the very least but really you will owe me some land and a new house too. Oh and I have a huge extended family. Pay up!!!!!!

      • SpeedyBB June 21, 2019 at 10:59 pm #

        SSL, I just came back from a visit to a long-lost [second] cousin in Arizona – he spends much of his time on ancestry.com as he is retired from the USAF & police.

        He recently informed me that a great-grandfather owned a dozen slaves, several of which were white and even one Chinese.

        Does this mean we should ship more money to China, as a payoff? I do remember reading some of the awful stunts that were done to Chinese who labored on the railroads, such as sending them into tunnels with a pack of dynamite and then setting it off before they came out.

        And the poor white trash were were serfs / slaves for great-grandpa? Oh dear, it does get complicated…

        • SoftStarLight June 22, 2019 at 1:30 am #

          Thats very interesting Speedy and sad at the same time. People can certainly be horrible monsters. It’s funny too because I have never really heard of Chinese Americans demanding reparations and yet many of them were treated brutally when the railroads were being built like you point out. I don’t think many Whites even realize that yes in fact there were many White slaves too so hearing your cousins story is a good thing. More people need to hear about what really happened rather than the packaged up narratives the mainstream would have us believe.

          • Majella June 22, 2019 at 6:00 am #

            SSL – please provide some evidence aside from your say-so about the white slaves in the USA.

        • Majella June 22, 2019 at 5:59 am #

          Now, firstly, let me state unequivocally that I am NOT for reparations in any form. That said, Speedy, can I ask – does your friend’s family have a measurable wealth, relative to ‘the average’, or perhaps you?

          In any case, an argument could be made that the descendants of slave-running property owners still enjoy some of the residual wealth arising from those times. It would be interesting to learn how much of that wealth survived the Civil War, and where it resides now.

    • Slugoon June 21, 2019 at 11:45 am #

      For how long should the blameless descendants of those historical oppressors self-flagellate? Would another four hundred years do it?

      What are the ‘victims’ actually asking for or is it just whites getting outraged on someone else’s behalf, as usual?

      • SoftStarLight June 21, 2019 at 11:53 am #

        From what I see it is an assorted group. The perfect essence of the wonders of diversity no doubt. But yes, many ethnomasochistic Whites are in the crowd beating themselves with whips and bragging about their wounds to everyone. They love acting like their in pain though its typically other Whites who really get to feel the pain they create.

    • benr June 21, 2019 at 11:53 am #

      Nice post MARCUS at least we know we have another lunatic posting welcome back.

      Ah the stench of another misguided SJW.
      It’s the belligerent President that put the brakes on turning Iran into another 6th century rock pile.
      Can you at least not give the man credit for not stomping the ants in Iran or using the adult version of a magnifying glass to fry a couple thousand of them yet?
      Iran has a real serious issue with territorial arm flexing which will eventually get them the confrontation the mullahs really seem to want.
      It will happen because they want to be the regional power and will continue the nit picking every chance they get.

    • CancelMyCard June 21, 2019 at 11:54 am #

      And what about reparations to the aboriginal Americans we stole their land from?

      And what about reparations to the Mexicans we stole all the land in the Southwest from?

      And what about reparations to the decedents of the Japanese we interned in WWII?

      And what about reparations to all the people in the countries around the world whose lives our military have destroyed?

      You see, once you start dishing out the dollars to one aggrieved group, you had better expect to see dozens more lining up with their hands out.

      Is that what you want?

      • Janos Skorenzy June 21, 2019 at 1:37 pm #

        So go back to Europe, Whitey. Oh you mean Whites you don’t like are the ones who have to pay? No, if this is stolen land, you have to go too. Fair is fair. And while we’re at it, whose going to give back all the land stolen from Whites by Turks, Mongols, Arabs, Berbers, Blacks, Chinese, etc?

        And the Mexicans stole Mexico from the Indians, so they have to go too. And the Blacks have to leave too, because they’re not Indians. See how dumb your idea is?

        • CancelMyCard June 21, 2019 at 9:07 pm #

          Problem is,

          You have no ideas worth exploring.

          Pity.

          You are such a good decoy as in intellectual.

          But, you are just a freak.

          • malthuss June 21, 2019 at 9:58 pm #

            an not in? is that what u mean?

          • SoftStarLight June 22, 2019 at 1:41 am #

            That’s weak. So do you have ideas worth exploring? It seems like your better angels manifest when you talk about growing things. Our ancestors conquered this continent for better or worse just like so many peoples and races have conquered and been conquered since time began. We don’t need to feel guilt. Do the Muslims feel guilt for turning Constantinople into Istanbul? Do the Chinese feel guilty about dominating Tibet?

    • Q. Shtik June 21, 2019 at 2:39 pm #

      So the injustice of slavery and subjugation, based on skin color and origin, that went on for approximately four hundred years only has damaging effects to the last generation alive under slavery?
      That doesn’t comport with any sort of historical reality. – marcus1

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

      Despite the obvious truth of what you have said above marcus, I think reparations is a terrible idea on many levels. First, it cannot, would not, and has not improved to any significant degree, the lives of the great great grandchildren of former slaves and, in fact, would surely make them worse. Namely as permanent victims.

      Does anyone know if reparations have ever been successfully tried among any of the enslaved peoples from the time of the Peloponnesian War, the Roman Empire and on to the present?

      • malthuss June 21, 2019 at 4:00 pm #

        why do people say things like, ‘on many levels?’

        • SoftStarLight June 22, 2019 at 1:42 am #

          Because there are many levels.

    • elysianfield June 21, 2019 at 4:06 pm #

      “That doesn’t comport with any sort of historical reality.”

      marcus,
      I might suggest that the blackest of the black…I mean the blue-black skinned victims of oppression be owed reparations from their light skinned brothers…the high-yellows, quadroons, octoroons, and others who’s skin approaches the gold-standard of “passage’ in our current society?

      Barak Obama would owe reparations then to Danny Glover…and Danny might need to fork over reparations to those of an even darker hue.

      We can make these taxable events, and eventually retire our National Debt….

      I do not suppose that I am due any reparations, even though I, myself, have picked cotton…you?

      • Q. Shtik June 23, 2019 at 12:21 pm #

        even though I, myself, have picked cotton…you? – ely

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

        Only from the top of a freshly opened bottle of aspirin.

    • Beryl of Oyl June 21, 2019 at 4:06 pm #

      There is slavery going on right now. Jimmy Carter is the only public figure who seems to notice or care.
      Barack Obama certainly didn’t.

      • CancelMyCard June 21, 2019 at 9:09 pm #

        Barack Obama didn’t car about anything but himself.

  8. izzy June 21, 2019 at 10:40 am #

    “America’s cup runneth over with some toxic agent that interferes with thinking.”

    The craziness is most obvious right here at home, but the metaphor has a literal application at the global scale. We’re all marinated in a soup of toxic materials that does much harm to both physical and mental processes. How much that adds to the plain old dim-witted nastiness humans have always been able to demonstrate is hard to quantify, but it is having an effect. Of course, the practical challenges of getting by in this current circus of institutional theft and insanity create their own pressures as well. One can only hope that lunacy is peaking along with the rest of our problems, though we have seen that hope by itself is not enough to get much accomplished.

    • SoftStarLight June 21, 2019 at 11:19 am #

      Izzy the lunacy is likely not anywhere near peak. None of us can probably really imagine how crazy things are going to get. Hope may not get much accomplished in some situations. But it is a natural emotion that helps us get through hard times so I say hope away!

      • benr June 21, 2019 at 11:55 am #

        No the next 18 months is going to get really nutty.
        I actually had a talk with my wife about going full prepper if we do start buzzing Iran and dropping munitions.
        I am certain it is not an if at this point but a when even with President Trump pumping the brakes.

        • SoftStarLight June 21, 2019 at 12:00 pm #

          That is a really good idea because even if Trump pushes the brakes the Deep State will not and the Mullahs are not going to back down because they have to save face with their people like every day.

          • CancelMyCard June 21, 2019 at 9:10 pm #

            How well does Trump go down in Scotland?

          • SoftStarLight June 22, 2019 at 1:44 am #

            Ewwww stop it!

    • Janos Skorenzy June 21, 2019 at 1:39 pm #

      Saw copper drinking cups being sold the other day – for health. Some think copper drinking and cooking vessels helped bring down the Roman Empire.

      • malthuss June 21, 2019 at 4:01 pm #

        East Indians have used copper cups etc for centuries.

        • Janos Skorenzy June 21, 2019 at 4:43 pm #

          Is it dangerous?

          • malthuss June 21, 2019 at 9:59 pm #

            I dunno.
            Do you know who anna sorokin is? check you tube. what a hoot.

      • Hands4u June 21, 2019 at 5:33 pm #

        Lead is thought to have contributed to its fall-” as Rome burned Nero played the fiddle”

      • benr June 22, 2019 at 10:59 am #

        Not the copper it was the lead in there water delivery.

  9. FincaInTheMountains June 21, 2019 at 10:52 am #

    My two bits on the drone incident:

    The flight pattern of the American UAV RQ-4 Global Hawk (US insists that the MQ-4C Triton was shot down).

    pbs.twimg.com/media/D9hkT27XUAAONr7.jpg

    The drone flew out of the air base in the UAE, after which it approached the border of Iran’s airspace and began to follow along it with a turn to the south-east. Later, already over the Gulf of Oman, it turned and headed back along the border. Without reaching the Strait of Hormuz, RQ-4 entered into Iranian airspace, where it was shot down by the Hordad-3 complex, confidently hitting a drone worth about $200 million.

    Iran also lists the coordinates where the drone was hit, and also states that in its territorial waters it raised some fragments of RQ-4. The Pentagon continues to insist that the RQ-4 did not enter Iranian airspace and was shot down over international waters.

    My working hypothesis is that some flight sergeant was paid a million bucks to enter last minute change into the drone flight program, forcing it to enter Iranian air-space at a certain moment, where it was already awaited by Iranian anti-aircraft crew, quite possibly notified by the same people who initiated the change of drone’s flight program in the first place.

    Deep State, Deep State, you are my Deep State!

    youtube.com/watch?v=WZ32gSLNHfA

    • lateStarter June 21, 2019 at 11:04 am #

      I wonder what the response of the US would be if drones started showing up in the Gulf of Mexico.

      • Robert White June 21, 2019 at 1:04 pm #

        Their collective response would be something on the order of…’PBR Street Gang this is Almighty, over?’ ‘PBR Street Gang this is Almighty, over?’.

        And Fox would grab their crotch on-air to exclaim how they love the smell of napalm in the morning whilst playing Wagner or what’shisname that is phonetically pronounced with a V in German parlance.

        RW

        • toktomi June 22, 2019 at 2:55 am #

          @RW

          And when it was over they would never want another.

          ~toktomi~

      • BackRowHeckler June 21, 2019 at 8:07 pm #

        No drones yet, but 140,000 illegals crossed the border last month, many carrying infectuous diseases. We didn’t do much.

        BRH

        • SoftStarLight June 22, 2019 at 1:49 am #

          And that is where our entire focus needs to be. The border needs to be shutdown now. The economic costs don’t matter. If we can’t control the border we should go ahead and close the shop.

  10. BackRowHeckler June 21, 2019 at 11:02 am #

    The real African Slavers were from the Arabian Peninsula and N Africa …. it estimated between the 4th century and 1890, 35 million to 40 million blacks were forcibly brought out of east Africa by the Arabs until the British Navy finally put and end to in 1891. Muslim Corsairs also cruised the coasts of western and northern Europe, raiding village and towns for white slaves .. in the Americas, Portugese and Spaniards were the original slavers starting around 1520. After awhile other western powers joined in, including Sweden, Denmark and the Netherlands. Out of the 12 million black Africans brought to the Americas 1520-1830, 355,000 were brought into what is now the US. The vast majority went to Portugese held Brazil, the Spanish Main, and British Caribbean. US slavery was small potatos.

    The best place for rich blacks like Danny Glover and Tesi Coates to solicit more swag for african slavery is Saudi Arabia — they have the deepest pockets and historically, are the most complicit. Only thing iis I don’t know the Prince will respond.

    Brh

    • SoftStarLight June 21, 2019 at 11:24 am #

      LOL that is hoot Brh. If American Blacks went to Saudi Arabia begging for reparations money they would probably be beheaded. The truth of the slave trade is a well hidden secret for most people. If reparations were sought from the very people who were responsible for slavery many African Blacks would have to pay up.

      • Beryl of Oyl June 21, 2019 at 2:37 pm #

        During all the renewed talk of slavery in the MSM during the Obama years, I remember looking at a magazine cover and thinking, “it’s almost as if they think was something slavery was something unique to America, invented by white Americans to oppress blacks.”
        Imagine my surprise when I found out that yes, a great many younger Americans did think that.

        I noticed that some dummy or other running for president is still a little confused about race and slavery issues.
        He seemed not to know that white women got the right to vote at exactly the same time as black women, which was over half a century after ALL men had the right.

        • SoftStarLight June 22, 2019 at 1:55 am #

          Isn’t that comical! Did he also conveniently forget that many free Blacks owned slaves?

  11. DEFCON1 June 21, 2019 at 11:09 am #

    Reminds me of those hazy crazy days of 1988 when the USS Vincennes bravely shot down a climbing Iranian A300 with 290 lives. Largely forgotten now I recall the moronic VP – the recently canonized G.H.W. Bush stating proudly on CNN that: “The United States of America does not apologize for anything” – of course in a sane world such an idiot would instantly be run out of the presidential race. Instead he was elected 4 months later.

    That was also the hot hot hot summer when James Hansen tried to warn Congress of the impending climate catastrophe – he struck hard with his plank, but failed to wake anyone up (except perhaps Al Gore)

    So here we are again and the merry mix-ups continue. The leadership is degrees worse than the addled Reagan with John Bolton in a class by himself creeching loudly for war, any war. Just give us some more war…

    Oh, BTW – the captain of the Vincennes was give a medal for gallantry. Who can make this shit up?

    • mike d June 21, 2019 at 1:53 pm #

      Actually DEFCON1 you can find a video on YT of GHWB giving a speech outlining the reality of anthropogenic climate disruption quite well. I can’t remember if he gave it as VP or after becoming Prez. But he of course later completely sided with the oil interests and sorta “forgot” everything he said so eloquently in that speech.

      Of course now we know that Exxon and other oil companies knew the reality of CO2 emissions and feedback loops and the whole nine yards back in the 80s. And they promptly did everything they could to bury the data and pay off scientists to go on TV and poo poo the whole reality of it all.

      • Look how many in this comment section are fully committed to logical fallacy, ignorance, superstition, outright fraud…. a wave of dementia and cognitive decline for those proponents are coming from this downward spiral but not until after our country’s economy is damaged, our environment is degraded, and reason and logic gone from public discourse.

        • SoftStarLight June 22, 2019 at 2:01 am #

          I bet you have massive investments in green energy companies. Looking to make yuge returns once fossil fuels decline and your green startups boom?

          • Majella June 22, 2019 at 6:16 am #

            There ya go. What a fool and an idiot you are.

  12. Elrond Hubbard June 21, 2019 at 11:11 am #

    Millennials Are Causing the U.S. Divorce Rate to Plummet
    They’re waiting until all is secure before tying the knot.

    bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-09-25/millennials-are-causing-the-u-s-divorce-rate-to-plummet

    “Americans under the age of 45 have found a novel way to rebel against their elders: They’re staying married.

    “New data show younger couples are approaching relationships very differently from baby boomers, who married young, divorced, remarried and so on. Generation X and especially millennials are being pickier about who they marry, tying the knot at older ages when education, careers and finances are on track. The result is a U.S. divorce rate that dropped 18 percent from 2008 to 2016, according to an analysis by University of Maryland sociology professor Philip Cohen.

    “Demographers already knew the divorce rate was falling, even if the average American didn’t. Their question, however, was why? And what do current trends mean for the marital prospects of today’s newlyweds?

    “One theory is that divorce rates are falling largely because of other demographic changes—especially an aging population. Older people are less likely to get divorced, so maybe mellowing boomers were enough to explain the trend. Cohen’s analysis of U.S. Census Bureau survey data, however, suggests something more fundamental is at work. Even when he controls for factors such as age, the divorce rate over the same period still dropped 8 percent.

    “The marriage rate has also fallen over the last several decades. But Cohen calculates the divorce rate as a ratio of divorces to the total number of married women. So, the divorce rate’s decline isn’t a reflection of a decline in marriages. Rather, it’s evidence that marriages today have a greater chance of lasting than marriages did ten years ago.

    “‘The change among young people is particularly striking,’ Susan Brown, a sociology professor at Bowling Green State University, said of Cohen’s results. ‘The characteristics of young married couples today signal a sustained decline [in divorce rates] in the coming years.’

    “Young people get the credit for fewer divorces because boomers have continued to divorce at unusually high rates, all the way into their 60s and 70s. From 1990 to 2015, according to Bowling Green’s National Center for Family and Marriage Research, the divorce rate doubled for people aged 55 to 64, and even tripled for Americans 65 and older. Cohen’s results suggest this trend, called ‘grey divorce,’ may have leveled out in the past decade, but boomers are still divorcing at much higher rates than previous generations did at similar ages.”

    Economic inequality and austerity are having their desired effect: removing people’s freedom of choice, and forcing them into alliances of survival. That sound you hear is the contented sighs of reactionaries.

    • SoftStarLight June 21, 2019 at 11:40 am #

      Why should you get divorced if you can work out an efficient arrangement? As if that never happened in the past. And really Elrond being that you are an SJW you should know better than anyone. There has literally always been economic inequality and austerity. You must be really privileged if you think austerity is something new. People will always have limited choices. Unless you are fabulously wealthy of course.

      • Walter B June 21, 2019 at 12:35 pm #

        Diversion and distraction are great ways to divert discussion don’t you think?

        • Elrond Hubbard June 21, 2019 at 12:53 pm #

          Walter B: Nothing diverts like a diversion, that’s what I always — ooh, shiny!

          SSL: You could just as easily say there have always been open sewers. That doesn’t make them the preferable alternative, does it? Of course, you do you, I don’t judge.

          • benr June 21, 2019 at 1:04 pm #

            They got those open sewers all over South America.
            I watched one end in a green lagoon with children skipping around in the used toilet paper and condoms as it trickled into the green and very clear Atlantic all around Brazil.
            It was sad to see zero treatment you flushed and watched it pop out on the beach somewhere.

          • SoftStarLight June 22, 2019 at 2:12 am #

            No it’s not preferable and I didn’t say I liked it. But inequalities have and will always exist. IMO it is due to factors both external and internal to the individual. My point was simply that many people have imperfect situations in the marriage arena and divorce seems like the best and easy answer but it doesn’t mean it is. Life is hard and a helping hand means alot. Even when you don’t see eye to eye. So if it is an alliance for survival so be it.

    • Tate June 21, 2019 at 1:13 pm #

      Stable families are the basis for a stable society. One man & one woman, a breadwinner & a homemaker. Economy begins at home. Look up the origins of the word if you don’t believe me. Much of the senseless GDP should be privatized all the way back to the family unit & disallowed at the corporate level, things such as alcohol & marihuana sales. The GDP would shrink disastrously LOL but a lot of the ills of society would be cured easily with that simple step. The GDP is Gross but it isn’t Domestic.

    • I don’t buy it. The Millennials haven’t been tested by years of experience – they married late, sure. Now check in with that set 20 years from now (when fighting fires on the landbase, refugee resettlement, and changing the diapers of the over 90 set of climate deniers comprises the whole of the economy)… When the men are used-up, polluted with endocrine disruptors, their wives are the size of VW Bugs, and their kids hate them with every fiber of their being

      • DrTomSchmidt June 21, 2019 at 10:53 pm #

        I gotta keep this for my suicide note. That was excellent.

        • SpeedyBB June 22, 2019 at 12:44 am #

          Agreed. I smiled. Debbie is firing on all twelve.

      • SoftStarLight June 22, 2019 at 2:20 am #

        How sad!!!! Whatever happened to style and romance? For such a cosmopolitan man you sure have some dark views. So no besties and soulmates just old grumps that hate each other? Just because there are many families that have problems there are also many others that are not dysfunctional and are happy. Don’t be so cynical and jaded.

    • CancelMyCard June 21, 2019 at 6:47 pm #

      “Will no one rid me of this turbulent [ass}?”

      Henry II re Thomas a Becket

      Is there no one who can rid us of this pontificating, self-righteous Canadian,

      Who lectures us (US citizens) constantly from his pulpit about how
      horrible the US is and how wonderful Canada is . . . and feels just totally righteous about how high and mighty he is.

      If I was Kunstler, I would ban this a**hole in a New York minute.

    • Exscotticus June 21, 2019 at 11:02 pm #

      >>> Economic inequality and austerity are having their desired effect: removing people’s freedom of choice

      Someone’s geopolitical socioeconomic existential condition doesn’t “remove” anything, because the choices were never there to begin with.

      But you know what does remove choices that actually exist beforehand? Governments. Voters like you. The sort of people who celebrate the passage of “hate laws” restricting free speech. The sort of people who claim to want to expand “LGBT rights” when in fact what they really want are LGBT subsidies at the expense of others.

  13. newworld June 21, 2019 at 11:18 am #

    Thanks for calling out Hannity, I’m right of center or so they say and that man and all the other warmongers for the empire are a bitter joke.

    Anyway DC is so corrupt that the insiders refuse to name who took the Iranian bribe money because that would expose them as taking bribe money from Iran’s enemies.

    • SoftStarLight June 21, 2019 at 11:42 am #

      Sean Hannity has completely lost his mind.

      • Walter B June 21, 2019 at 12:36 pm #

        That is not possible since he never had one to start with. Just another bartender in over his/her head.

        • SoftStarLight June 22, 2019 at 2:25 am #

          Wow was he really a bartender? Now that you mention it I can totally imagine him as one. Bow tie and all.

      • Janos Skorenzy June 21, 2019 at 1:50 pm #

        Has he said anything critical of Trump yet? The man is worse than even Rush in this regard.

        • SoftStarLight June 22, 2019 at 2:29 am #

          You know come to think of it I can’t ever recall him saying anything against Trump. I tuned him out a while back when the national emergency about the border was declared. It was so clear Trump was fumbling and was not sticking to his promises and yet Hannity was incessantly singing his praises and I couldn’t take it anymore.

          • toktomi June 22, 2019 at 3:04 am #

            @SSL

            Do people actually still watch television?

            And vote?

            And ingest GMO corn products?

            And believe in Santa Clause and other mythical characters?

            “It’s all bullshit, folks, and it’s bad for ya.”

            ~toktomi~

    • City_of_76 June 22, 2019 at 11:04 am #

      Here’s a link to the Sean Hannity / Geraldo Rivera schtick on Fox News:

      thedailybeast.com/hannity-warns-iran-youre-going-to-get-the-living-crap-bombed-out-of-you

      I’d laugh if I wasn’t already crying.

      Just like Trump proves that any shit-spewing con man can be President, Hannity proves that any unhinged shithead can have an audience of millions on TV.

      Given Trump’s divisive, inflammatory rhetoric (recently heard in Orlando Florida at his campaign kickoff rally*) it’s not hard to imagine a blood-letting being unleashed to the Fox News cult, a media-promoted genocide on the level of the 1994 Rwandan genocide.

      Or maybe I just need to relax. That’s entertainment.

      *https://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/in-orlando-trump-kicks-off-his-reelection-campaign-with-an-old-divisive-message

  14. DrTomSchmidt June 21, 2019 at 11:19 am #

    You can only pretend to regulate that — especially in a culture as devoid of traditional manners as the US has become…

    You’ve really captured the heart of the issue, JHK. If you have to depend upon law to maintain order, your society is headed for what Reagan called the ash heap of history.

    Every Democratic presidential candidate since 1984 has been a lawyer. Every single one, despite the dangly nature of their genitals or their ancestry. Lawyers see the world as an instrument to be hammered by the tool they wield, and they’ve wielded it ever more forcefully, first against black Americans, now against the rest of us.

    It shouldn’t surprise anyone that Andrew Cuomo, like his father, is a lawyer. He has learned to use force or the threat of force to obtain his way, rather than having to compromise or seek the golden mean amongst parties. The result is the diktat that you highlight, which will help kill more small companies that can not afford the legal fees to fight off the lawfare.

    • JohnAZ June 21, 2019 at 11:29 am #

      The last nail in the coffin burying the USA will be hammered in by a lawyer.

      About the only thing left of the Constitution is the “rule by law” aspects. The Leftist lawyers and judges are doing their damndest to destroy that. Without it, there is no America.

      • thenuttyneutron June 21, 2019 at 11:50 am #

        The lawyer’s hammer will be useless once they destroy the “rule of law”. The Rule of law is a human construct that is a thin veil over the rules of the jungle.

        • Janos Skorenzy June 21, 2019 at 1:53 pm #

          Good point but a wise Dictator will keep up pretences methinks. The illusions of civility and law are quite useful.

      • toktomi June 22, 2019 at 3:07 am #

        @JAZ

        I totally disagree.

        The last nail as the first nail will be driven not by any of their errand boys but by the ruling global elite themselves, the owners of the world’s national currencies.

        ~toktomi~

        • DrTomSchmidt June 22, 2019 at 3:57 pm #

          Do you think they know what they’re doing, or they’re just going to blunder into it? The French Aristocracy had been on top for a long time, and in 1780 you might have thought they’d kill off the last of the peasantry when done with them.by 1793, they were gone.

    • SoftStarLight June 21, 2019 at 11:45 am #

      That is why people like Andrew Cuomo have to be forced out of civil service altogether or totally brought to heel by a Strong Man. Otherwise this story keeps getting told over and over and over.

      • Elrond Hubbard June 21, 2019 at 1:19 pm #

        Heel, indeed. The authoritarian mind is always on the lookout for an ass it can kick and an ass it can lick. Roll over. Play dead. Fetch. Play by those rules if you want to, SSL, but my prescription would be a good old-fashioned political revolution from below.

        • Janos Skorenzy June 21, 2019 at 1:55 pm #

          Like the election of Trump by the Deplorables? Or are they outside your Marxist sympathies because White and not Communists?

          I’m just focusing on the phenomena itself. That Trump wasn’t the right man is obvious now.

          • Elrond Hubbard June 21, 2019 at 2:29 pm #

            They are within my sympathies. Many of them were taken in by a con man. And not a few calculated that, since neither the con man nor his opponent actually gave a shit about their real interests, they might as well go with the con man — since he at least made noises like someone who gave a shit.

            Now here comes 2020, and there’s a candidate with an honest-to-god, unfakeable 50-year record of truly giving a shit. Bernie Sanders’ electoral strategy is to bring alienated voters back to the polls by actually making them a real offer. I’d vote for him if I could.

            Meanwhile, your characterization of what my sympathies are is the usual cartoon slander.

          • Janos Skorenzy June 21, 2019 at 2:38 pm #

            Bernie is anti-White as per his outrageous, “Whites don’t know what it means to be poor.” A despicable lie in any case and indicative a profound anti-White onus. They’d be fools to back him or any of the Democrats except Tulsi Gabbard.

          • CancelMyCard June 21, 2019 at 8:49 pm #

            The Canadian sure set you straight, Janos.

          • SoftStarLight June 22, 2019 at 2:40 am #

            And the problem is Tulsi will likely not make it past the primaries so we will be stuck with Trump. Biden has proven he is a dangerous enemy when he entered the race and promised a regime to punish White Nationalists. Bernie defintely alienated me with the whole there is no such thing as a poor White person statement. Trump just depends on our votes and ignores us.

        • Exscotticus June 22, 2019 at 12:33 am #

          >>> That is why people like Andrew Cuomo have to be forced out of civil service altogether or totally brought to heel by a Strong Man.

          If you don’t mind, SSL, how about we stick with our 200+ year experiment in republican democracy. If you really want a strong man, see if North Korea will have you. Let us know how that works out for you.

          >>> …but my prescription would be a good old-fashioned political revolution from below.

          Read your history on revolutions. They tend to come full circle. You end up where you started.

          I don’t have all the answers, but it’s easier to improve something that’s flawed than to burn everything down and start over.

          • SoftStarLight June 22, 2019 at 2:49 am #

            What if the experiment isn’t working though? Our system of government was not made for an irreligious, multicultral society. That’s why the Constitution is slowly being erased through the judicial system and Congress doesn’t do a thing about it. Ideally it would be great if our system worked and thus nothing needed changing. I just don’t think its going to be that easy.

          • Exscotticus June 22, 2019 at 2:38 pm #

            SSL you’re employing a lot of hyperbole. The Consititution isn’t “slowly being erased”; it is responding to the pressures of mass idiocy, technology, and overpopulation.

            Why do you expect Congress to be the one to preserve the Constitution? The business of Congress is to pass laws. The Constitution serves as a check on what laws Congress can pass. It is an impediment to them.

            Can you name a “strong man” that left a long lasting legacy of wonderfulness? Hitler? Stalin? Mussolini? Mao? Ceau?escu? Anyone? Who is your model?

          • DrTomSchmidt June 22, 2019 at 3:59 pm #

            Chile has been pretty well off since Pinochet. They even have a functioning social security system.

          • Exscotticus June 22, 2019 at 4:48 pm #

            >>> Chile has been pretty well off since Pinochet.

            I guess you mean except for the ones he “disappeared”.

          • Elrond Hubbard June 22, 2019 at 8:31 pm #

            Exscotticus: Revolutions are good, because they replace colonial monarchy with republican democracy.*

            Also Exscotticus: Revolutions are bad, because you end up where you started.

            Well, now I just don’t know what to think… No, actually I do.

            * By which he means plutocratic oligarchy.

          • DrTomSchmidt June 23, 2019 at 1:30 pm #

            Obviously, ES.

            worldatlas.com/articles/the-richest-countries-in-south-america.html

            “Chile is the richest country in South America by GDP per capita”

          • Exscotticus June 23, 2019 at 2:20 pm #

            According to this, Argentina’s GDP is higher than Chile’s.

            In any case, post hoc ergo propter hoc. No proof that Pinochet caused Chile’s prosperity. If anything, you could better argue that his DEATH led to prosperity.

            Also, since when is GDP the standard of measure? Saudi Arabia’s GDP is higher. Want to live there?

          • DrTomSchmidt June 24, 2019 at 9:16 am #

            China also has a larger GDP, as does Brazil. Per Capita? It’s like people who insist that immigration leads to GDP growth. Yes, it does. Per capita? Not so much.

            As to proof, open:
            en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miracle_of_Chile

    • Beryl of Oyl June 21, 2019 at 1:59 pm #

      Andrew Cuomo wants to be president. He is running for president right now.
      Andrew has a little problem, his support for politicians like Sheldon Silver, who were making life in NYS government Hell on Earth for women.
      New York State government has been way, way behind the rest of the world on this.
      So what can he do now, to make himself acceptable to the party that claims to be all about women?
      Hence, that crazy and unnecessary new abortion law.
      To be clear (I hate that phrase, but I think I must use it here), Andrew Cuomo did not give women any new rights with that one. In fact, he took away a law that women had clamored for.
      There aren’t any women who felt the need to abort their baby just before or at birth.
      The Supreme Court had already made allowances for the rare instances when third trimester abortions were sought.

      New York already had sexual harassment policies and laws. Cuomo and the legislature chose not to enforce exising laws.
      Look up one Mark Alan Siegel, for instance.
      He left office abruptly amid a harassment scanda back in the 1990s.
      This is the same man who showed up on the leaked Podesta tapes.
      He wasn’t back in the Democrats’ good graces, he never actually left them.

      Cuomo’s hand-picked sorry joke of an ethics panel never did take up the issue of whether it was ethical for the Assembly’s Speaker to pay hush money to women who were harassed and molested by Vito Lopez. No, Cuomo is quite comfortable swimming and that putrid swamp.
      But to make up for it, tell you what, ladies, you get “rights” you never needed or wanted, plus a phony new harassment deal that will only apply to those politically out of favor for some reason.

      • SoftStarLight June 22, 2019 at 3:02 am #

        The New York abortion law is literally infanticide. Simply put it is murder. What else do you call refusing any medical care to a baby that is born alive after a failed abortion?

      • Exscotticus June 22, 2019 at 7:01 pm #

        >>> Andrew Cuomo wants to be president. He is running for president right now.

        If Cuomo actually won the Presidency, governor from the land of No-You-Can’t-Do-That, everything in the USA would be illegal—except for illegals.

        • DrTomSchmidt June 23, 2019 at 1:27 pm #

          He is even worse than his father in this regard.

  15. JohnAZ June 21, 2019 at 11:21 am #

    You must really be “scratching “ your head over who stopped the rush into Persian punishment.

    It is not over, next move is the ayatollahs. It better be good. No matter what ensues, it is checkmate for the US, And Israel.

    • BackRowHeckler June 21, 2019 at 11:44 am #

      Checkmate? How so?

    • Epicur June 21, 2019 at 11:59 am #

      It will not be “over” until the dogs of war are loosed and the population of the Middle East (and the world) is reduced. Here we have the irresistible force and the immovable object, or, more accurately, the particle and the anti-particle, bound for a collision.

      The primitives continue prodding the “invaders” with the expectation that spiritual forces will counteract the technological advantage. We’ve seen it before, the Ghost Dance, the Xhosa Cattle Cult; “there is nothing new under the sun…”

    • BC_EE June 21, 2019 at 12:03 pm #

      Convenient sabre rattling puffers being in Arizona and all. How does one define an armchair war hawk? Road kill in training perhaps?

  16. SoftStarLight June 21, 2019 at 11:30 am #

    Well since he chose to be allies with those who never liked him anyway all I can say is too bad so sad. I doubt we will actually rush into a conflict with Iran though. But I just can’t get over how we went from a platform of non-intervention to this.

  17. Ishabaka June 21, 2019 at 11:32 am #

    Is Mr. Kuntsler really complaining because President Trump didn’t start a new war in the Middle East?

    • SoftStarLight June 21, 2019 at 11:46 am #

      It’s Mr. Kunstler. And no he is criticizing completely those who are breathlessly crying for conflict.

  18. shotho June 21, 2019 at 11:35 am #

    Then, I guess that leaves 240,000 Confederate dead.

    • SoftStarLight June 21, 2019 at 11:50 am #

      Yes! There is a whole nother side to that story. But we lost and the Yankees are boss.

      • Walter B June 21, 2019 at 12:32 pm #

        I like the line that James Longstreet was quoted as saying in the movie, “Gettysburg” that “We should have freed the slaves and THEN fired on Fort Sumter”. Heck, they could have kept the slaves on the plantations by simply paying them a pathetically low wage and then deducting for room, board and meals and clothing. You know like they do at Amazon and Walmart and the others that employ wage slaves.

        • Tate June 21, 2019 at 12:55 pm #

          That’s what they did after the war & it worked out pretty well for the Yankee carpetbaggers who took over the ruined plantations.

          Like chattel slavery, modern debt slavery is a rational by-product of oligarchic capitalism.

        • Elrond Hubbard June 21, 2019 at 1:42 pm #

          James Longstreet’s preferred option was never on the menu, Walter B. The stakes of expanding slavery westward were that either slavery would remain concentrated in the old South, or else the proceeds of western expansion would be captured by the slaveowners who would thus dominate the entire country.

          It was free workingmen in the North who supplied the popular opposition to having slavery in the new western states. Not out of solidarity with the enslaved, but the opposite: fear of being in competition with them. Slave labour (being stolen) was zero-cost labour, putting people who work for a wage at a permanent structural disadvantage. Nobody wins but the owners. Not exactly the way to build a sturdy middle class, eh?

          The slaveowners needed federal policy to support their cause of owning westward expansion. Being denied this, they tried to take their bat and ball* and go home, to which the federal government unsurprisingly responded “nuh-uh”. Neither side actually gave a toss about the slaves themselves; it was the vicissitudes of war and nothing else that put an end to the long crime committed against them. People today who indulge in loose talk about a second civil war in the USA should keep in mind that the most unexpected results can become all too likely.

          * I.e. their whips and chains.

          • DrTomSchmidt June 22, 2019 at 4:10 pm #

            Ever read this story, EH? It kind of puts the lie to the NEED for whips and chains, as yo imply, for slave productivity.
            garynorth.com/public/12193.cfm

            Would love to read your comments.

          • Elrond Hubbard June 22, 2019 at 9:15 pm #

            DrTom:

            Cotton was king in the old south, and cotton agriculture was completely identified with slavery, as is well known. According to one study, per-worker productivity in cotton agriculture increased by a factor of four in the decades leading up to the civil war. Gary North’s account draws an explicit distinction between the methods employed by John McDonogh and those that prevailed in the wider economy of the antebellum south. From this, I consider it reasonable to conclude that, as a matter of historical fact, it was indeed whips and chains that achieved those gains in productivity, with Mr. McDonogh’s methods representing an exception to the general rule.

            Now, I am all in favour of a way of doing things that doesn’t extract value from people through the omnipresent threat of torture, as opposed to one that does. So to that extent, Mr. McDonogh’s methods could be called praiseworthy in context. But I for one would not call them praiseworthy in retrospect. Per the article, Mr. McDonogh was clever enough to incentivize the people he enslaved such that, by the time he released them from bondage, each one had enriched him sufficiently to do the same to two more again. This to me smacks more of cunning than benevolence. To put it simply, slavery remains slavery, an evil in itself.

          • DrTomSchmidt June 23, 2019 at 1:49 pm #

            Sure, the concept of owning a human revolts you. But it strikes me as a childish attitude that ignores the reality of slavery.

            The whips were necessary because a slave learns to do just enough work to avoid being whipped, and no more. Like living in a communist country where “they pretend to pay us, and we pretend to work.” If you give a slave his freedom without freeing his mind, you’ve done him a greater disservice than by keeping him enslaved, since he will have no other source of support if his engrained minimal effort does not provide a buffer.

            Having enslaved someone, it’s the slaver’s responsibility to free that person, body and mind. I’d love to see what happened to the slaves freed by McDonogh: did they go on to further success (at least until the holocaust of the civil war destroyed much of the wealth of the South) with the talents that they used to free themselves?

            Your article mentions the following: “Technological changes, including the introduction of improved cotton varieties, contributed significantly to this growth.” that sounds like plant breeding and the cotton gin, moving Slave labor out of ginning cotton and back to picking it and working the fields. Increased yields per plant would have increased slave labor productivity by allowing more cotton to be picked in the same area and time, no?

            Meanwhile, industrial labor productivity essentially doubled in the non-slave Northeast, from 1820 to 1860:
            nber.org/chapters/c9692.pdf

            Got any figures on how much Per Capita productivity grew for each slave, eliminating the effects of technologies like plant breeding and the cotton gin?

          • Elrond Hubbard June 23, 2019 at 9:30 pm #

            DrTom, consider the Emperor’s new clothes. You’ll recall it was an innocent child who blurted out the evidence of his eyes, having failed to learn from the sophisticated adults around him who preferred their happy consensus. For myself, I would choose to model myself on that child, not the adults. I feel beholden to brute reality, even if widely-promulgated narratives would give me license to overlook it. So I’m content with being labeled childish.

            I’ll also make no objection to your saying that ‘If you give a slave his freedom without freeing his mind, you’ve done him a greater disservice than by keeping him enslaved’, even though I disagree. If it’s true (which I do not grant, but if) that someone newly freed from bondage is ill-prepared to make use of their freedom, that is a disservice done to them by the institution of slavery, not by the act of freeing them from it. A society that holds freedom as a value is faced with the task of preparing each person to play their part in the society’s institutions, each according to their gifts. Enslaving people in no way serves this purpose; as you point out, whips and chains militate against it. Mr. McDonogh’s example serves as the exception that proves the rule.

            I disagree with you on this point because I don’t conceive of this question in terms of the welfare, narrowly conceived, of the enslaved person. Instead, I conceive it in light of that familiar phrase, all men are created equal. Those words, penned in 1776, were a rejection of an older theory of society in favour of a new one. The older theory rested on the assumption that there are different kinds of people — some who are fit to rule, and others (the vast majority) who are fit to be ruled. The new theory proposes that there is only one kind of person, and that rule is to be achieved via institutions answerable to the people. And if any institution depends on some being fit to rule while others are fit to be ruled, it’s slavery. Once you’ve accepted the new theory, as I have, outcomes that rely on the old theory for their legitimacy lose their patina of inevitability, no matter what just-so stories people tell that paint them that way. I consider mine a principled objection not just to slavery, but to other unjust power relations as well. I’ll leave it to you to consider how childish that is.

          • DrTomSchmidt June 24, 2019 at 10:55 am #

            On Thomas Jefferson and his lofty rhetoric, I’d quote Samuel Johnson: “How is it that we hear the loudest yelps for liberty among the drivers of negroes?” look at what people DO, not what they SAY. I had a youthful attraction to TJ and the Declaration Of Independence; I still think it’s great rhetoric.

            To say that slavery ought to end is easy. To truly end slavery is the question, and what needs to be done. I quote from the Washington Post some words from LBJ:
            The ‘To Fulfill These Rights’ speech is widely known as the intellectual framework for affirmative action. Johnson spoke of racial injustice and economic disparities between blacks and whites. “You do not take a person who, for years, has been hobbled by chains and liberate him, bring him up to the starting line of a race and then say, ‘You are free to compete with all the others,’ and still justly believe that you have been completely fair. Thus it is not enough just to open the gates of opportunity. All our citizens must have the ability to walk through those gates,” Johnson said.

            The Affirmative Action programs that LBJ birthed as a result of this sentiment have not done great things, and have sowed societal discord. I don’t think that that undermines the sentiment, however (also, this speech marked the beginning of the social decay and collapse of the black family, a group whose rising economic and social power from the 20s through the 50s LED to the civil rights movement). I think you think the same.

            Slavery has both physical and mental components. Compare some bully who regularly physically assaults another.getting him to stop ought not be he goal of society, like ending slavery, but having him redress damages; if he broke the bullied person’s finger, he should pay to make up the loss. If he damaged the bullied person’s spirit so he is still bullied in his mind (in both minds, as a matter of fact), the bullied person isn’t free until that mental state is changed.

            McDonogh freed his slaves, body and mind. The US only freed the bodies.

            You might appreciate Jane Jacobs’ ideas on “the end of the plantation age,” which she saw approaching (in the early 60s) as a time when power and fear took a back seat to suasion. As we have culturally collapsed since then, we’ve used more force and laws to achieve what was previously obtained with empathy. But it’s still a great vision; in contrast to lofty rhetoric written by liars (look at what TJ did, not what he said), it’s something each of us can accomplish in his own life.

            books.google.com/books?id=TOylCwAAQBAJ&pg=PT261&lpg=PT261&dq=The+End+of+the+Plantatio…

        • BuckP June 21, 2019 at 7:01 pm #

          Astute comment Walter!

          At the turn of the 20th Centry,this is how the miners living in company-owned towns in WV, KY, CO were treated, When they went on strike for better conditions and wages, the US military intervened by setting fire to the strikers’ camps and firing on them with machine guns. Case in point the 1914 Ludlow Massacre in southern Colorado where 21 people were lilled including 12 children.

  19. thenuttyneutron June 21, 2019 at 11:45 am #

    Crazy indeed!

    The downing of a US drone is bad but not something I am willing to go to war over. Just call it pay back for us downing Iranian Air Flight 655 in 1988.

    If we bomb Iran, I have no doubt the whole area will erupt in chaos. I am not willing to send anymore of our young over to die in that meat grinder protecting KSA and the oil. A war with Iran will not be a walk in the park like the Iraq war. Even with the Iraq war being a walk in the park in the initial invasion, the post war Iraq still managed to cost us dearly in terms of $ and lives lost over many years.

    You also must consider the other world players. Do you think China and Russia want us to start a war in Iran. I think they do because they know it will cost the US dearly.

    • Janos Skorenzy June 21, 2019 at 2:00 pm #

      The Iranians have sworn not only War against Israel if attacked, but that they will bring War into the very streets of America. And idle threat? With countless Shia Muslim students and students who graduated but never left here in America? I wouldn’t bet on it.

    • Beryl of Oyl June 21, 2019 at 2:03 pm #

      I seem to recall a song, Bomb Iran, to the tune of Barbara Ann, that was popular in 1980.
      Things don’t change much.
      Like New York State and its concern for sexual harassment, they come around again.

    • Exscotticus June 22, 2019 at 12:54 am #

      >>> The downing of a US drone is bad but not something I am willing to go to war over.

      Exactly. It’s just a drone. Plenty of opportunities for us to destroy something of theirs, at a time and place of our choosing.

      >>> Do you think China and Russia want us to start a war in Iran. I think they do because they know it will cost the US dearly.

      Iran is a regional power—not a superpower. A true war with the USA would be an existential moment for their leadership, and would likely lead to nukes. And once nukes are involved—everyone loses. That includes Russia and China.

      Right now the conflict is the equivalent of a tiger and a hyena spatting from a distance. Some growling. Some spitting. Let’s keep it that way.

      • thenuttyneutron June 22, 2019 at 1:24 am #

        Agreed, Iran is not a super power. It can however bloody our (USA’s) nose. I don’t think the US has the stomach for the loss of life required to “win” the war with Iran. We will most certainly not win the occupation before public support for the occupation is gone.

        • BackRowHeckler June 22, 2019 at 7:29 am #

          NN, you nailed it right there, my friend.

          War with Iran — if there is any war, which I doubt — would consist of a few antiquated Iranian aircraft shot down, and a few rusty ships sunk, and we would go home.

          Iran is a big country with a population of nearly 100 million. Any type of ground war/occupation is out of the questuon.

          Brh

        • Exscotticus June 22, 2019 at 2:47 pm #

          >>> I don’t think the US has the stomach for the loss of life required to “win” the war with Iran

          We don’t have to win. How would you even define winning in this case?

          We simply have to punch back 10x harder than they do. Sink one of our ships, you lose your entire fucking fleet. I guarantee you that they will run out of toys before we do.

          And then there’s the wildcard: Israel. I doubt they could resist the opportunity to thoroughly divest a wounded Iran of all its nuclear capability. Iraq would also involve itself to settle scores. Iran would very quickly resemble Syria.

    • toktomi June 22, 2019 at 3:12 am #

      @tnn

      I love it when a drone goes down. My defense stocks go up.

      ~toktomi~

      • Exscotticus June 22, 2019 at 2:51 pm #

        I love it when the Deep State is focussed on international intrigue. That means they’re less focussed on domestic intrigue. Let them try to overthrow Iran’s leadership instead of Trump for a change.

  20. Paulo June 21, 2019 at 11:51 am #

    This is what Collapse of Empire looks like. Reading Chris Hedges ‘America Farewell Tour” right now and it is spot on. Hopefully, the orange idiot won’t set the World on fire as he shows his ‘leadership’ with this latest example of stable brilliance.

    What did America ever do to deserve this? Oh yeah, Viet nam, Chile, Central America, Iran X2…first destroy the democratically elected leadership and install the Shah, then this….NK, attempt to overthrow Maduro, change the Supreme Court direction, NRA vaseline jobbers, nut case evangelicals,…fuck me, the place is a joke falling apart. The sooner the better, imho.

    Oh yeah, posters…there is Climate Change, C02 increase, and GW. I guess cities will have to go under water before you accept just why some areas along the Potomac are not accesible during high tide. Only navy shipyards……

    • benr June 21, 2019 at 12:04 pm #

      Paulo please tell me you live somewhere special say Denmark or Switzerland you know a country with a past not mired in conflict.
      Oh wait I forgot every country has its fair share of blood and mistakes all one need do is go back a little and yep there it is some injustice or other. The only thing that slows down that injustice is how much of a player on the world stage the country has been.
      You are here because your ancestors murdered and stole something from someone else.

      That’s it go look in the mirror there it is now what are you going to do about it?

    • Janos Skorenzy June 21, 2019 at 2:04 pm #

      Paul lives on Vancover Island – stolen land in other words. He’s a beneficiary of the Conquest yet refuses to honor his benefactors OR do what the Indians want and go back to Europe. He prefers to throw other Whites to the Wolves, a vicarious sacrifice rather than live up to his religion of Political Correctness and LEAVE.

    • malthuss June 21, 2019 at 4:05 pm #

      NITWIT
      Nature [climate] is ever in flux.

    • Nightowl June 21, 2019 at 4:45 pm #

      Hillary wanted a no fly zone in Syria during the Russian campaign to destroy Obama’s pet, ISIS.

      Trump didn’t attack Iran, in case you missed it.

    • toktomi June 22, 2019 at 3:15 am #

      @Paulo

      Sadly, what America deserves most Americans do not despite their passive complicity, I’m thinkin’.

      ~toktomi~

  21. Robert White June 21, 2019 at 11:51 am #

    Great descriptive writing today, JHK. The sentiment expressed is pretty much as jaded as I feel about the partisan zealotry too. Moreover, the lack of true introspection on the part of punditry [JHK is the exception here] leaves me as perplexed as you are except you are older & wiser so that’s why I am a loyal follower leftie.

    Yesterday I learned that the average stock on Wall Street is owned bought/sold for a time duration of approximately seven seconds in our newfound High Frequency Trading environment. Right after the Second World War the average stock ownership time duration was approximately four to eight years in contradistinction to the extreme instability of our current environment. In brief, I am starting to think that long term thinking & introspection has been largely replaced by short-termism & an inability to actually think long term or as a mature contemplative that is capable of focused introspection given the noise factor of short-termism & frenzied rush to judgement cognitive disarray.

    I appreciate the way you organize your thoughts logically and without all the white noise that typically screws up cognitive processing. Most on the right are not pragmatic or even reasonable as critics of the right/left. You deserve credit for thinking on both sides of the coin whereas most writers just express their inherent biases with partisan tripe that is not worthy of reading as it just adds to the noise level of distraction.

    What I can count on here on Clusterfuck Nation is a clear signal instead of all the God damned noise of partisanship which is tiresome at best everywhere else on Internet.

    The lack of insight for most is that they can’t think over the long term of perspective because they are far too strung out on the short term incremental political bets they are making daily to even see the forest for the trees.

    Thinking requires vision, and vision is really in short supply these days so I really appreciate the vision you express weekly as few really have any at all to express because they simply don’t engage in mature contemplative thought these days.

    RW

    • Beryl of Oyl June 21, 2019 at 2:13 pm #

      You hit the nail on the head, bobwhite.
      It’s the logically organized thoughts that appeal to me, but I never thought of it in precisely that way.
      Lately when I think of logic, it’s only to imagine telling someone blathering their silly second hand propaganda to get back to me after they’ve taken and passed a course in logic.

      Too many people don’t know the difference between arguing and fighting.

    • toktomi June 22, 2019 at 3:24 am #

      @RW

      I would suggest that all of the hand-wringing over the state of world is for entertainment purposes only. It shouldn’t cause a person to go off his/her feed.

      The time for lament and the exploration of possible solutions is so far in the rearview mirror as to be virtually invisible.

      “this is the end
      my only friend
      the end”

      y’all a pretty bright bunch of youngsters hereabouts and ya still don’t seem to get it.

      ~toktomi~

  22. volodya June 21, 2019 at 12:43 pm #

    The toxic agent? There’s a few; ego, money, power, the removal of societal fetters on personal conduct. Combine, stir, go nuts.

    How do you account for AOC’s raising the specter of Nazi Germany by her characterization of border detention centers as concentration camps? Preposterous? You bet. Maybe her education is highly deficient. Maybe character-wise she has no sense of proportion.

    Or maybe she’s lost her marbles. Whatever the case, she’s not the only loon. She’s right, proclaims Vox, as if there’s any reasonable parallel. There isn’t and nobody with an ounce of sense would try to make one. A Polish politician heard what she said and scoffed, offering to give AOC a guided tour of an actual concentration camp from WW2.

    “This is a crisis for ourselves” sez AOC. Yes it is, in more ways than one, AOC’s earnest justifications for what she said not helping her cause, if she has a cause beyond her own notoriety. This is a descent into crazyland and to parallel AOC’s own ornate reasoning, this is a slow gradual process of degrading thought from a rational basis that represents the world, to thought that has no bearing on the real.

    There’s a wide array of people straying outside the bounds of sanity, not just the nut-bars on the Right, but those on the Left, people that tout their intellectual and moral superiority.

    The universe is an unforgiving place. It doesn’t reward unreason, dealing out harsh penalties for disregarding reality. Ask the Germans seeing as we’re talking about them. In the 1940s they went full lunatic and they paid the price. More recently, the USA debilitated itself by its excursions into the fantastical realms of neo-liberal ideology.

    I would implore AOC to get real. Alternatively, don’t get stupid. There’s no percentage in it.

    • Beryl of Oyl June 21, 2019 at 12:57 pm #

      Or maybe, Volodya, she’s mildly mentally challenged, or whatever they call it these days.
      All the evidence is there.
      You can see it whenever she goes off script.
      Someone else is ‘running’ her.

      This has slight parallels to a Peter Sellers movie, based on a book by Jerzy Kosinski.

    • Elrond Hubbard June 21, 2019 at 2:12 pm #

      volodya: AOC’s position on the facilities where the USA is housing migrants along its southern border is both principled and correct.

      The term concentration camp dates back well over a century. It described the tactic of rounding up people who were considered dangerous and ‘concentrating’ them in an enclosed location, so as to separate them from the wider population. Such tactics were used variously by the Spanish in Cuba, before the Spanish-American war; by the British during the Boer War in South Africa; and by the Germans in their colony in what is now Namibia in 1904. They have also been used multiple times by the United States: to control native populations during the period of western expansion in the 19th century; against Americans of Japanese ancestry during WWII; and during America’s war in Vietnam. And of course, and most famously, they were used by Germany in the 1930s and 1940s. Now the USA is employing them again to deal with migrants from Latin America. Everything old is new again.

      What the Trump administration is doing is shameful, and well deserves the comparisons people (not just AOC) are making. It’s not only that local authorities are so strapped for resources that they’re holding hundreds of people outdoors for weeks at a time, in what have been described as ‘human dog pounds’:

      texasmonthly.com/news/border-patrol-outdoor-detention-migrants-el-paso/

      It’s that at the federal level, the Trump administration has and is administering affirmatively inhumane and degrading treatment, as a stated policy of deterrence. This includes taking children away from their parents, many of whom will never be reunited; destroying water caches that can be the difference between life and death for desperate people crossing the desert; blasting air conditioning so that those who survive are effectively being held in refrigerators, with only the clothes they wore to traverse the desert; on and on.

      The difference between what the Trump administration is doing right now, and the most infamous kinds of treatment of refugees and displaced populations* during the 20th century, isn’t one of kind. It’s only one of degree. And it’s only likely to get worse. That’s why the term ‘concentration camp’ is due and proper.

      * Red meat to Eyesore McGee: Yes, I’m including the forced return of German colonists in the east after Hitler’s defeat.

      • Beryl of Oyl June 21, 2019 at 2:18 pm #

        The important difference is, the “migrants” are not forced into these facilities, they choose to come here, and yes, they are breaking the law when they do.
        President Trump isn’t doing anything different that President Obama did, btw.
        Although I am hearing that the records documenting that have been destroyed.

        Let me repeat that. President Trump and President Obama’s actions are THE SAME.

        • Elrond Hubbard June 21, 2019 at 2:55 pm #

          Beryl, your important difference seems to me like a distinction without a difference. Of course having people streaming to your border is a problem. It’s the job of the president, and ICE, to come up with solutions, and the kind of solutions they implement is something they’re responsible for. Trump wanted the job, he got the job, and now he can damn well be held to account for how he uses his power.

          To my ears, blaming people who are desperate enough to leave their homes and brave the desert just for a chance doesn’t sound very humane. There are standards for how human beings should be treated, whether you’re planning to send people back where they came from or not. Nobody wants that burden, but decency demands nothing less. As for the Trump administration’s actual policies, and their cable-news defenders, they sound a lot like a self-pitying husband saying “Now look what you made me do!”, just before he hits his wife again.

          • BackRowHeckler June 21, 2019 at 3:21 pm #

            Elrond one plan is to create a corridor and funnel our illegals into Canada. The thinking is you’ve got plenty of space up there, more than we do. Plus on more than one occasion your pajama boy PM has welcomed in all comers, the whole 3rd world. Are you down with that? You can be the guy standing at the border holding a sign that says ‘Refugees Welcome’.

            Brh

          • Janos Skorenzy June 21, 2019 at 3:27 pm #

            You get the morality you can afford. If millions keep streaming in, they will be treated like dirt – or Americans will be. Or ultimately, everyone with the creation of 3rd World conditions. And that’s the de facto pla a la Cloward Piven, right? Even if they didn’t focus on unintended consequences on the ground but rather just the political strategy – as if politics were everything. I hate people like that.

          • Beryl of Oyl June 21, 2019 at 4:17 pm #

            No, I disagree.
            President Trump is playing by the same rules the Obama administration did.
            These people are ADULTS, and therefore responsible for the choices they make.
            I personally know people from places south of our border who came here in accordance with law and who kept their families safe while doing so.
            These other people have some reason they can’t do the same?
            What about the people from Congo? They were so desperate they bought tickets on international flights?
            There are legal ports of entry to the country.

            People removed from there homes and forced into camps isn’t different to you than people who up and left?

            I don’t think the American president is responsible for making things nice for large numbers of gate crashers.
            Bringing a child along is child abuse.

          • Nightowl June 21, 2019 at 4:48 pm #

            I moved to Germany legally (from the US). Had I decided to just overstay my visa, they’d have shipped me home. It was not an easy process in many ways, and the reverse was true for my wife when she got a Green Card for the US, years ago.

            I am not sure you understand how immigration works.

          • elysianfield June 22, 2019 at 12:39 pm #

            “To my ears, blaming people who are desperate enough to leave their homes and brave the desert just for a chance doesn’t sound very humane. There are standards for how human beings should be treated, ”

            Elrond,

            “To my ears, blaming people who are desperate enough to leave their homes and rob a liquor store just for a chance doesn’t sound very humane. There are standards for how human beings should be treated,”

            “To my ears, blaming people who are desperate enough to leave their homes and burglarize yours just for a chance doesn’t sound very humane. There are standards for how human beings should be treated, ”

            Where is that fine line, Elrond, between good criminal behavior and bad criminal behavior?

            Give it to us “Canadian Style”…good and hard….

          • Elrond Hubbard June 22, 2019 at 9:32 pm #

            elysianfield, you too easily equate being needy and desperate with being a criminal. “The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.” So said Anatole France, and it could just as well be said that the law forbids the comfortable to risk their lives and freedom to escape misery, no less than the desperate.

      • Janos Skorenzy June 21, 2019 at 2:24 pm #

        Yes, the English brought the Boers to heel when they threatened to give their women and children in the Camps to Negroes. Nice, huh? The Anglo-American World descended into Evil long ago. Now they want to replace White Americans with Indians and Mestizos. Another unspeakable Evil, one you are behind 100%.

        • RB June 21, 2019 at 3:12 pm #

          I view the British as the worst to inhabit the planet. Theirs is a long and sordid history of racism, anti Semitism, elitism, self absorption, warmongers, and more. Africa, India, China all suffered from the British. Useless country.

          • Janos Skorenzy June 21, 2019 at 3:30 pm #

            Anti-Semitism – lol. The Jews prospered there like they hadn’t in over a thousand years, marrying into Elite families, taking over the British East India Company, etc. The fought the Opium War at the behest of the Sassoon family. The Sassoons weren’t content with just unloading opium at the docks. They wanted it brought deep into the countryside and didn’t want to cut the Chinese in at all. Anglo-Indian Jews.

    • Janos Skorenzy June 21, 2019 at 2:21 pm #

      She’s a parrot. The media is full on “Nazi” all the time so she repeats that. What else is she going to do? How may women have any sense of proportion when it comes to politics? The very practical and efficient, down to earth homemaker typically becomes a raving loon about these issues.

      Why is the media full on Nazi all the time? Who owns it and makes it so? We both know who and we both know why.

      • Tate June 21, 2019 at 5:37 pm #

        It’s all about anti-Semitism. But what is anti-Semitism? The opposite of Semitism, right? And Semitism is the original racism, even though Arabs are Semites, too. Thus, these Arabs are nothing, having been deprived of a category of victimhood by their racial cousins, the children of Jacob, who control the language & thus the narrative.

        Thus, anti-Semitism means anti-racism if it means anything at all. The Jews don’t like rational thinking, but they thrive amidst sophistry & hysterical polemics. That’s why the vanguard of Feminism was almost exclusively Jewish. Now they don’t know what to do about the AOCs & the Ilhan Omars, lol.

        • malthuss June 22, 2019 at 12:08 am #

          Those Russians [and Rothschilds] are not Jews by bloodline.
          Science shows that millions of Jews descend from 5–yes 5 Europeans.I read this in mainstream news.

          • Tate June 22, 2019 at 12:57 am #

            So you’re saying the ‘Jews’ are masquerading as Jews? Genetic science currently says they have heavy admixtures of European blood — among the AskeNAZIs that is — but common sense says they are descended from the same core ethnic group as the Judaeans of the Babylonian exile, weighing all the evidence.

    • CancelMyCard June 21, 2019 at 9:46 pm #

      AOC has more brains in her little toe . .

      than you have in your entire cranium..

    • malthuss June 22, 2019 at 12:06 am #

      Janos luvs his nazis.

    • montsegur June 22, 2019 at 5:34 am #

      How do you account for AOC’s raising the specter of Nazi Germany by her characterization of border detention centers as concentration camps?

      Hi Volodya,

      I would reply because AOC is as ignorant as they come, and dangerous to boot given her knee-jerk support for political schemes that, in the USA, can only be implemented at the point of a gun. Unfortunately, she has plenty of company in her ignorance.

      Cheers

      • volodya June 22, 2019 at 11:29 am #

        Unfortunately, she has plenty of company in her ignorance. – Mont

        You wonder how it’s possible given the torrents spent on “education” that the state of collective knowledge has come to be so disheveled. It does no credit to AOC to spout nonsense and gross distortions of fact and reason but it does no credit to followers that give it credence or rationalize it.

  23. Robert White June 21, 2019 at 12:45 pm #

    When either Republicans or Democrats attain power they know that opposition goes on sabbatical until the third year of the second term for the incumbent. Both houses of Congress plan their vacations around those terms of sabbatical so that they can relax & go on extended vacations on the public dime.

    Once a party attains power the probability of leadership ending prematurely is pretty well nil given the historical record. Nixon was the exception due to his personality. Clinton was the embarrassment of the nation & world when it became publically known that he had defiled the Oral Office & a red dress.

    Bible belt America cannot tolerate blowjobs in the Oral Office of the D.C. Whore House. That was simply too much reality to endure for class consciousness to stay quiet without impeachment proceedings guiding the path to political & moral improvement via the invasion of Iraq with requisite false flag for the cover-up of malignant intention.

    The George W. Bush torture regime at least distracted the good American Christians away from the focus on Clinton’s Cuban cigars and America’s oral fixations.

    It’s interesting that America developmentally matriculated to the phallic stage of war in Iraq just after exiting the oral stage of development with the Democrats as the Clinton era ended.

    Either America is like a developmentally delayed child politically or it is attempting to emulate The Lord of the Flies in terms of characteristic immature denial?

    A ‘bucket of warm spit’ is an apt descriptor.

    RW

  24. Tate June 21, 2019 at 12:46 pm #

    “When They See Us”, they run like heck, if they’ve got an ounce of awareness in their White privileged bodies. But they don’t run through Central Park.

  25. Loneranger June 21, 2019 at 12:47 pm #

    For a long time now I have been watching the TV news with the sound turned off. Reading the scrolling words without interference allows me to actually think about the message, and reply, “Sure, and I’m a kangaroo. In the Union cemetery at Gettysburg is a grave with my family’s name on it. Still no reparations for his life, nor do I ask for any.

  26. Billy Hill June 21, 2019 at 12:50 pm #

    Driving yesterday with the radio on the “freedom” station. Alex Jones followed by a abbreviated Michael Savage in favor of Ben Shapiro. Jones and Joel Skoussen discussing military nuts and bolts, Savage surprisingly ranting against war with Iran and Shapiro ranting for war with Iran. The day before Shapiro piled on with those massively offended by AOC’s cultural appropriation. From one hornet’s nest to another.

    Peak Reality, anyone?

    BTW — our host hit a grand slam with Monday’s essay. Kudos.

    • benr June 21, 2019 at 1:07 pm #

      And what was Alex Jones saying?
      Leave Iran alone would be my guess.
      He is after all anti-war and also anti-establishment which is why the establishment neo-liberal and neo-cons hate him so much.

      • Billy Hill June 21, 2019 at 3:24 pm #

        I recall the days of Alex Jones barking through a bullhorn at Michelle Malkin. He’s been consistent over the years if maybe a tad over the edge at times, but of course he regards war with Iran as the height of neo-con idiocy. The surprise was Savage. One would have expected the usual pugnacious Israeli flag-waving a’la Shapiro or Hannity. Things aren’t just falling apart, they are disintegrating.

        I think the best work Jones did was his interview with Russell Means. Most memorable line: “Americans…want… convenience.”

        From indoor plumbing, to TV dinners, to predator drones.

        • CancelMyCard June 21, 2019 at 9:50 pm #

          True dat.

        • elysianfield June 22, 2019 at 12:45 pm #

          ” “Americans…want… convenience.”

          Billy,
          …And why not? Who doesn’t?

      • Nightowl June 21, 2019 at 4:53 pm #

        Indeed. I can’t recall the last time he got something wrong. Even the “gay frogs” meme that the wokesters parrot was a factual story on atrasine.

        Like Trump he is easy to attack due to his delivery and personal style, but when you look at the facts or break down arguments, policy, etc., things typically look pretty solid.

        This is not an endorsement, but I can’t attack a man speaking truth.

        • Majella June 22, 2019 at 7:20 am #

          Really? Sandy Hook? The govt is controlling the weather? Comet Pizza? Who are you kidding?

          • Nightowl June 22, 2019 at 10:28 am #

            Nothing that I remember, but I don’t follow him closely.

            That said, for Comet and Sandy Hook, he never said anything definitive about either event, other than eventually saying he came to the conclusion that SH was real and a terrible tragedy.

            On the other hand, he is also busy suing several news outlets at the moment with Robert Barnes for printing fake news (see fake child porn scandal).

            The hilarious part to me personally is that in terms of credibility, at worst, the major US MSM outlets and AJ are all in the same boat. And that is quite embarassing for the MSM.

          • benr June 22, 2019 at 11:14 am #

            @majella

            Have you actually heard what he said or are you going off of what someone else said he said.

          • Majella June 22, 2019 at 6:47 pm #

            benr – before YouTube canned him, I would grab the odd clip for amusement purposes, so saw him first hand saying Sany Hook was a govt engineered false flag op.

          • GreenAlba June 23, 2019 at 11:16 am #

            Either Alex Jones even sees his own previous views as ‘psychotic’ or he is opportunistically pretending to. I couldn’t possibly judge and have only listened to him once myself – three minutes of it was exhausting and I gave up.

            apnews.com/d577b2fac08d40c4bf56a662a9ab04cd

            “Alex Jones blames conspiracy claims on ‘psychosis”

            Jones described his conspiracy thinking as a kind of mental disorder during the deposition taken earlier this month for the lawsuit filed against him by the family of a 6-year-old who was among the 20 children and six adults killed in the Newtown, Connecticut, attack…”

          • Nightowl June 23, 2019 at 4:12 pm #

            Aw, you mean Maj has no link to an actual video of him saying it never happened?

            Imagine that.

          • Majella June 23, 2019 at 8:15 pm #

            Nightowl

            Yes, I’m well aware that he has NOW admitted that it wasn’t a hoax – once he was being sued for his lies. Just as he admitted (or conveniently decided to admit) that his video persona was just an act when he was being sued by his ex-wife.

            What a total plonker

  27. fugeguy June 21, 2019 at 1:08 pm #

    More and more each day I consider a change of venue.

    Leading candidates are Ireland and Switzerland.

    One has sentimental value and is most likely off the radar. The other is landlocked with mountainous barriers.

    Ireland is more approachable from a financial and cultural perspective. I might not have enough money for the Swiss but it should be safer.

    Any thoughts?

    • Tate June 21, 2019 at 1:17 pm #

      I don’t know about Switzerland but Ireland is a Hellhole of diversity-importing thots.

    • Janos Skorenzy June 21, 2019 at 2:31 pm #

      Yeah, there’s a plan afoot to bring in millions and millions of Negroes. Ireland desperately wants to lead Europe into the New Age, rather than being just a shoddy little follower. They’d love to have the highest rate of immigration and the highest percentage of Non-Whites.

      And there’s very little to stop them. I’d strongly advise against it since Negroes are the most violent dysfunctional people on Earth. A friend of mine moved to Newfoundland. Still largely neglected by nascent New World Order. Under-populated with no minorities except Indians. Unlike Novia Scotia which has a traditional Black community and HUNDREDS of organizations that advocate on their behalf, greasing the skids for a fast descent into the hell these people always create.

      • malthuss June 21, 2019 at 4:08 pm #

        Ambrose Kane Blog is gone.
        It warned, as did others, OF THIS.

        The guy controlling this is or was a ((())).
        Take that, Green Alba.

        • GreenAlba June 23, 2019 at 11:37 am #

          Goodness, malthuss, is it bring-your-grandparents-to-kindergarten day?

          Janos thinks there’s a plan afoot to bring in ‘millions and millions’ (how many millions? eager minds want to know…) of Negroes to Ireland, while the current population of that tiny island is 4.8 million souls.

          That’s half the population of London, for comparison.

          But I guess if Janos said it it must be true (chortle…).

          Of course Janos also thinks there’s a thing called the Kalergi plan for replacement of the population of Europe.

          And he still hasn’t explained to me why Turkey has been paid money by the EU for three years now to keep several million Syrian refugees in Turkey so that they don’t cross the border into the EU and overburden its resources.

          Still waiting, Janos, but take your time, obviously.

      • Majella June 22, 2019 at 7:22 am #

        Fugeguy, you know Janos just makes this shit up, right? You’d love Ireland as long as you don’t mind the damp.

    • Nightowl June 21, 2019 at 5:54 pm #

      Yeah, how are you going to stay there? You can’t just show up. You need to either have an employer who vouches that you have special skills that would enable you to get a work permit, or a spouse who is a national.

      Then you have to apply for permanent residence after 5-6 years of solid employment and later citizen ship, if you choose.

      • Tate June 21, 2019 at 9:08 pm #

        Or…

        You can just change the color of your skin like Stuart Whitman in “Black Like Me” & you’re a shoe-in.

        youtube.com/watch?v=Ww0q4XhxPAA

        • Nightowl June 22, 2019 at 3:36 am #

          He could also scream “no human being is illegal” as he is escorted through ZRH to his return flight.

          That seems to be the modern method for dealing with immigration law.

        • Majella June 22, 2019 at 7:22 am #

          …according to Janos.

          • Nightowl June 22, 2019 at 10:32 am #

            According to the wokester set. I listen to these fools every weekend at social events here in Germany. They show up, rant about Trumpi, then proceed to talk about a permanent move.

            Meanwhile, back in real life, their visas end in 2 weeks.

          • Majella June 23, 2019 at 8:17 pm #

            “…according to Janos” referred to Tate’s reference to Stuart Whitman, Nightowl.

    • toktomi June 22, 2019 at 3:33 am #

      @fg

      …somewhere remote with a spring, a spot that can be gardened and watered by gravity feed, a bit of fish or wildlife, and at least one escape route.

      ~toktomi~

  28. Beryl of Oyl June 21, 2019 at 1:17 pm #

    A vignette of American life:
    The neighbor’s boy went to his high school prom the other evening.
    We say “the prom” where I live, other places call it “prom”.
    It seems to be an American tradition.

    What was slightly different about this couple, at least from prom couples in my day, was that the girl is bi-racial. Interracial couples at the prom are nothing new, but it used to be almost exclusively the male half being black and the female being white.

    I looked at the prom photos in the paper, and the boy next door and his date, while different from my era, did not stand out at the dance, because there were quite a few couples with a white boy and a black girl, even dark-skinned black girls now date white boys.

    Everybody looked happy, vibrant, and full of hope for the future, just the way youth should look.
    If they and their parents are careful about where the kids go on to higher education at, most of these kids will enter adulthood just as free from hateful notions as they are right now.
    God forbid they attend a cesspit like Oberlin.

    When “they” in the MSM, and our politicians tell us where we are on race, they are holding a mirror up to their biased and obsessed selves.
    The real world has moved on.

    • Janos Skorenzy June 21, 2019 at 2:34 pm #

      You’re living in a fairy tale. Such admixture was Thomas Jefferson’s worst nightmare and why he wanted to remove Negroes beyond the borders of these states, beyond the danger of admixture. The products of such unions, namely mulattoes, take after the Black parent. In other words, having low IQ’s, IQ’s insufficient to maintain Western Culture and our way of life.

      • mike d June 21, 2019 at 2:45 pm #

        Well ‘ol Tom created at least one “mulatto” himself. Was he his own worst nightmare? A slave owner who couldn’t resist fucking the young hot slaves?

        • Janos Skorenzy June 21, 2019 at 3:20 pm #

          To err is human. But when he was thinking with his big head, he got things right – more than just about anyone else then or now.

        • malthuss June 21, 2019 at 4:09 pm #

          That is disputed.
          Warning, do not ‘have’ [is that the term?] slaves.

        • Tate June 22, 2019 at 1:48 pm #

          There are two possibilities.

          1) Thomas Jefferson himself
          2) his no-account bro (forget his name).

          In any event, the charge of rape is unjustly levied against the Southern White man. Yes, it happened sometimes. More often than not, however, there were two willing participants. The young black hussies had no moral scruples against such unions, in fact, they welcomed the European seed with its implied advantages, regardless of the relentless propagandizing in the current year.

      • Beryl of Oyl June 21, 2019 at 3:42 pm #

        How did I know that would get your goat, Janos?

        No, it isn’t a fairy tale, it’s the way the world is, right out there on the sidewalk in front of me.
        Reality bites, doesn’t it?

        The prom is Western Culture and our way of life.
        So is finding a husband or wife and settling down to raise a family.

        Boy that Aaron Judge. What a pinnacle of creation.

        • Janos Skorenzy June 21, 2019 at 3:55 pm #

          Ah now I see – the way the world is is the way it should be. All these great reformers and moralists have missed the simple Truth that you Beryl have just enunciated.

          Reality does bite Beryl. You see the Rose but miss the thorns of Black dysfunction. Your rose colored glasses will lead Us off a cliff and into the cesspool of Oberlin and garbage pit of Haiti.

          • Beryl of Oyl June 21, 2019 at 4:25 pm #

            Just reporting what I see, Janos.

            Speaking of Haiti, yes it is a garbage pit, and didn’t Obama and a Bush and a Clinton say that they were going to give them some sort of help after that earthquake?
            Was there ever any actual money set aside for that purpose, and if so, where is it now?
            This doesn’t seem to interest anyone in the news media.

    • elysianfield June 22, 2019 at 12:52 pm #

      “Everybody looked happy, vibrant, and full of hope for the future,”

      Beryl,
      Hmmm, young, healthy, getting laid, and supremely ignorant as are youth without the filter of wisdom. What’s not to like?

      Realpolitik comes soon….

  29. Beryl of Oyl June 21, 2019 at 1:18 pm #

    People who voted for Obama should pay ME reparations.
    I only take cash.

    • Tate June 21, 2019 at 11:55 pm #

      But why?

      I thought you were down with the cause, & that “the real world has moved on.” What are YOUR injuries?

  30. mow June 21, 2019 at 1:30 pm #

    This nation never recovered from Geraldo’s broadcast on Al Capone’s vault. lol .

  31. mike d June 21, 2019 at 1:42 pm #

    Let’s just get it over with and rename the country The Wokester State of ‘Murica.

  32. Luhrenloup June 21, 2019 at 2:45 pm #

    It looks like the dynamic duo (Bolton, Pompeo) have made Trump look the incompetent fool again, and by extent the country, to the whole world.
    Who’s in charge at this point? Trump has said that part of the deal in which he accepted Bolton and Pompeo was that there would be no war. They don’t seem to want to hold to that deal.
    I believe that if we go to war with Iran it will be the last nail in the coffin of America’s supremacy.

    • BackRowHeckler June 21, 2019 at 7:59 pm #

      Whi do you think should be advising Trump? Ghandi and St Thomas?

      • Luhrenloup June 21, 2019 at 11:41 pm #

        Actually I’m more concerned about who advising (or is it ordering?) the duo.
        It appears Trump, through a 3rd party, asked Khamenei if he could be allowed to bomb 3 empty stretches of land so they could come out of this saving face. No, said the man with the upper hand.

        What’s up with the Ghandi, St. Thomas business, Heckler? Are you a religious guy?

        • Nightowl June 22, 2019 at 3:39 am #

          What is the source for that quote?

          Or did someone get fake newsed again?

          • Luhrenloup June 22, 2019 at 10:47 am #

            This is like asking the question, When did you stop beating your wife?
            Whatever source one provides will be deemed a purveyor of fake news, as they all are.
            The source:
            zerohedge.com/news/2019-06-21/iran-and-trump-edge-abyss

          • Nightowl June 22, 2019 at 5:52 pm #

            “According to well informed sources …”

            LOL

          • Luhrenloup June 22, 2019 at 11:35 pm #

            As expected.
            Tsk, tsk, tsk, Nightowl. Tacky!
            But then that’s not the only source that reported on it. Even the Iranians had a few chuckles at Trump’s attempt at coverup, and if anybody knows what went down, they sure as hell do.

            But you can look that one up on your own.

          • Nightowl June 23, 2019 at 4:13 pm #

            You have no source. As expected.

    • toktomi June 22, 2019 at 3:46 am #

      @Luhrenloup

      Why do the masses partake of these theatre presentations as if they are real?

      There is not a single utterance or occurrence that is literal.

      The entirety of the American consciousness is lies and illusions.

      “Who’s in charge…?’ – Nobody whose name you or I know or have probably have ever heard.

      “They” even drew you a moving picture that the Wachowskis presented to you because they knew you wouldn’t understand it or you wouldn’t believe it if you did understand it or you wouldn’t and couldn’t do a fucking thing about it if you did understand it and believe it.

      hell, we might just as well pray.

      ~toktomi~

      • Luhrenloup June 22, 2019 at 10:57 am #

        And . . .

        placed in the bilges of the ship of state one needs to develop sang-froid.

  33. Elrond Hubbard June 21, 2019 at 3:06 pm #

    Bolton Calls For Forceful Iranian Response To Continuing U.S. Aggression

    politics.theonion.com/bolton-calls-for-forceful-iranian-response-to-continuin-1835735060

    “WASHINGTON—Demanding that the Middle Eastern nation retaliate immediately in self-defense against the existential threat posed by America’s military operations, National Security Adviser John Bolton called for a forceful Iranian response Friday to continuing United States aggression.

    “‘Iran cannot sit idly by as the American imperialist machine encroaches on their territory, threatens their sovereignty, and endangers their very way of life,’ said Bolton, warning that America’s fanatical leadership, steadfast devotion to flexing their muscles in the region, and alleged access to nuclear weapons necessitated that Iran strike back with a vigorous show of force as soon—and as hard—as possible.

    “‘The only thing these Westerners understand is violence, so it’s imperative that Iran sends a clear message that they won’t be walked over. Let’s not forget, the U.S. defied a diplomatically negotiated treaty for seemingly no reason at all-—these are dangerous radicals that cannot be reasoned with. They’ve been given every opportunity to back down, but their goal is total domination of the region, and Iran won’t stand for that.’

    “At press time, Bolton said that the only option left on the table was for Iran to launch a full-fledged military strike against the Great Satan.”

    • CancelMyCard June 21, 2019 at 9:56 pm #

      Go Away Elrond.

      Go Away and Leave us

      US Citizens away

      From your self-righteous Canadian pathetic screed.

      • Majella June 22, 2019 at 7:30 am #

        http://Www.theonion.com – an AMERICAN satirical website. A tad thin skinned there CMC, don’t you think?

      • elysianfield June 22, 2019 at 1:01 pm #

        CMC,
        Elrond should stay if he wants/needs the abuse.

        Only those that deny recent History should be removed…only those that deny settled science should be banished.

        We are adults…we are not savages.

        • benr June 22, 2019 at 4:29 pm #

          Settled science is that a real thing or another talking point from a group pushing a narrative that simply can’t be proven?
          Part of science is to attempt to refute what has been “settled” or has that changed with the new idiocracy in motion.

          • Majella June 22, 2019 at 6:51 pm #

            Benr – be careful on the Idiocracy references. You climate changer deniers are accurately reflected in that movie.

          • benr June 23, 2019 at 12:34 pm #

            @majella

            No one is denying climate change that is a strawman argument and you can do better.
            You essentially just lied and for what purpose?

          • elysianfield June 24, 2019 at 12:00 am #

            Benr,
            “Settled Science” is a contradiction of terms. It is a canard, or, if offered in a serious vein, foolish beyond my ability to lampoon….

        • Majella June 22, 2019 at 6:49 pm #

          …or banish people who don’t even bother to ATTEMPT to use punctuation!

  34. Janos Skorenzy June 21, 2019 at 3:18 pm #

    Extraordinarily dismal tale of the intersection between the dumbest people (military minds) and the smartest bears (lobbyists for Locheed Martin) at Yellowstone.

    warisboring.com/f-d-how-the-u-s-and-its-allies-got-stuck-with-the-world-s-worst-new-warplane/

    Can’t run, can’t jump, can’t fight, can’t fuck. Can’t climb, can’t accelerate, can’t turn, can’t go fast. They tried to build a plane that could do everything, and now have one that can’t do anything well. And here’s the lobbyist/smart bear part, they order over a thousand of them. A huge contract – basically making this clunker Le Plane of the United States, replacing all other older models. Utter folly. The Marines in particular blew, obsessed with vertical takeoffs. That effects everything else.

    All this is in addition to its basic problems of flying at all or putting pilots in danger even outside of battle. War Gamers have Chinese Jets utterly destroying these in any dog fight. Ditto Russian or really anybody.

    • toktomi June 22, 2019 at 3:57 am #

      @JS

      ROFLMAO

      How we gonna kill something with this piece of crap?

      Ya gotta love ’em. Arlo Guthrie couldn’t write this shit.

      ~toktomi~

    • elysianfield June 22, 2019 at 1:03 pm #

      “All this is in addition to its basic problems of flying at all or putting pilots in danger even outside of battle. War Gamers have Chinese Jets utterly destroying these in any dog fight. Ditto Russian or really anybody.”

      Janos,

      …or so they SAY….

    • EvelynV June 24, 2019 at 8:21 am #

      Look at the bright side.

      Having a clunker air force diminishes the likelihood we instigate conflict.

      Think of it as a form of unilateral disarmament. A trillion dollars of war making funds have gone down a rat hole.

  35. RB June 21, 2019 at 3:24 pm #

    Here it is again. ALL blacks hate ALL white people. No exceptions. Claim a black friend all you want. Pretend all you want. They still hate you and are interested only in what whites can do for them. I’m not suggesting they don’t come by their hatred honestly but they do hate you. It remains to be seen how things will go with Hispanics and blacks but early returns seem to show that Hispanics hate blacks and also white whites. Hispanics are Caucasian after all. Hispanics are going to own the Southwestern USA and that will put blacks into a more dicey situation. Liberal Minnesotans are harvesting the fruit of Somalis inhabiting their region. Move out quickly. Find some liberal dumbass to buy your place and leave. For many liberal dominated areas, the high cost of living keeps out the minorities. Want to bet there is Section 8 housing on Nantucket? Be careful where you live and work.

    • Janos Skorenzy June 21, 2019 at 3:37 pm #

      Yes, young pc White guys on dates with Black Girls, agreeing with everything she says, bowing down as they have been taught, not only because she’s a she, but because she’s Black. Tragic. Many will learn and refrain in the future. The Candace Owen type is one in a millon.

      One caveat: Most Hispanics are Mestizos, an Indian and White mixture. The proportions vary wildly, with many pure or almost pure Indios around as well. The ones who are almost White could blend in if they wanted to – but they will prefer to be the Leaders of the Invasion, and possibly the Founding Fathers and Mothers of a New Nation. But of course, Mexico may not like that even if “we” are fine with it. Very much up in the air.

      • Beryl of Oyl June 21, 2019 at 3:51 pm #

        I beg to differ. I have met these young people, and they have refreshingly apolitical relationships.
        My neighbor boy is certainly not what you’d call a liberal. His parents did not raise him that way.
        He’s just a nice kid who has a nice girlfriend, and they like each other for themselves.

        I can understand Barack Obama not understanding that America had moved on about race a long time ago, because when we were changing for the better he was over in Indonesia eating Fido and taking Muslim lessons.
        But surely the average Americans can see it?

        • Janos Skorenzy June 21, 2019 at 4:09 pm #

          Moved on? You mean end the shakedown? Prove it. When Obama was elected, a flurry of tweets and emails circulated around Black America: This changes nothing. The Gibs must flow. The White Man’s bill can never be paid.

          Conservatives are just Liberals twenty years behind the times. Liberals are just Communists twenty years behind the cutting edge (moveon.com). And you are just someone who needs everything explained to them but won’t accept the explanations.

          Commander Rockwell: Liberalism is Communism’s pimping little sister.

          Beryl of Oz, come home. On second thought, don’t.

          • Beryl of Oyl June 21, 2019 at 4:30 pm #

            These are media stories, is what I’m saying.
            I see black and white America going on about their business and living their lives every day, without even a mention of politics or race.
            Muslims too, come to think of it.

            What you think “they” think is what you are supposed to think.

          • Janos Skorenzy June 21, 2019 at 4:40 pm #

            Media stories? You mean affirmative action is a lie? Or that Whites aren’t ruined every day by charges of “racism”? Or that Blacks aren’t the most violent people on Earth – and you know it’s one of them when the media won’t mention the race in the description?

            Whites are sinking rapidly. But you prefer personal anecdotes to statistics. Are you the one Tate outed as a woman?

            And even White bums go about their business of being bums and dying on the streets. “Go about their business” – lol. Whites are very easily controlled by simple phrases like this. Once imprinted, they repeat them endlessly – keeping themselves programmed in other words.

        • Tate June 21, 2019 at 5:00 pm #

          Barrel of Oil, clearly, you live in a nice, middle-class mostly white suburb of protected, educated liberals with some sprinkling of ‘safe POCs,’ the small segment of professionals with some ability to fit into the larger society.

          In the broader world, the world you have never experienced personally, the scales are falling from unbiased eyes as the illusions shatter about living in harmony with the blacks.

          Either that, or you’re making all this up.

          • Beryl of Oyl June 21, 2019 at 6:08 pm #

            Not clear at all Tate.
            I live in one of the higher crime cities in New York State.
            Come to think of it, maybe it’s one of the higher crime cities in America, then?
            When Rudy Giuliani got credit for cleaning up crime in NYC, the reality was they just chased or relocated the criminals to upstate cities.
            We went from statistical zero crime to whatever the hell it is now, in a few short years.

          • Tate June 21, 2019 at 11:37 pm #

            Sure, & all those criminals who got chased your way were of the melanin-deprived variety. With what you are telling us, sum ting wong.

        • RB June 21, 2019 at 5:20 pm #

          With respect BOO, you are a representative of the whites (assumption you are) who have quaffed the koolaid. I sincerely hope you don’t learn the hard way how blacks feel about you and become one of the rather hidden stats of their violence towards whites. There is never going to be a kumbaya event where we all join hands and have a rainbow of love festival. Ain’t happening. The media, all of it, is doing their dead level best to make our social connections seem normal. They’re not and they are not going to be. I actually hear the N word more often now than when I was a kid in the deep south. There is nothing wrong with politeness in interactions but I don’t know anyone who feels positive when their number is called and they meet with a black bureaucrat behind a counter.

          • Beryl of Oyl June 21, 2019 at 6:13 pm #

            It was Flavor Aid. Get it right.

            Many times how people treat you is a reflection of how you treat them.

        • elysianfield June 22, 2019 at 1:06 pm #

          “I beg to differ. I have met these young people, and they have refreshingly apolitical relationships.
          My neighbor boy is certainly not what you’d call a liberal. His parents did not raise him that way.
          He’s just a nice kid who has a nice girlfriend, and they like each other for themselves.”

          Beryl,
          I had the exact same perception of miscigination…when I was 16….

    • malthuss June 21, 2019 at 4:11 pm #

      are interested only in what Whites MUST do for them.

      • BackRowHeckler June 21, 2019 at 5:49 pm #

        Malth, here’s a tip.

        When Congress starts handing out reparations checks, buy Nike Sneaker stock. You gotta get in early tho.

        Glock 9mms and 40 ozers will be big sellers too, at least for awhile. But it won’t be long before the free swag is pissed away and everybody is back to square one. What a letdown! Then it’ll be a quick return to hustlin’ and tribal warfare in Baltimore & Chicago, gangbangers much better armed and more deadly with all the new weaponry that got bought. Blood will flow, even more than it is now.

        Brh

        • elysianfield June 22, 2019 at 1:13 pm #

          BRH,
          Why not key reparations with repatriation? Were not the slaves removed from their far-away homes? The logic would allow reparations to those “descendants”, along with ship’s passage to whatever country the receiver’s DNA indicated. Somalia would greet their long lost brothers (and their un-cashed check) with open arms.

  36. FincaInTheMountains June 21, 2019 at 4:39 pm #

    About everything for the past day

    Over the past day, so many epoch-making events have occurred that one glance at the list of headlines is enough to make your head spin, and a second look at how these events are covered in the media enough to cause you to throw up.

    1. The storming of the Georgian parliament due to the fact that the Chairman of the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of Orthodoxy (MAP), State Duma Deputy Sergei Gavrilov, having arrived to hang out in the Orthodox Church in Georgia, found himself in the chair of the Georgian Parliament, where he was seated by the receiving party.

    This angered Sakhashvili’s “Georgian nationalists” and they went to the storming of the Parliament, which is continuing even now with varying success, despite the fact that Sergei Gavrilov has long flown to Russia.

    Such a get-together turned out to be, and I will not describe to you all that the media reported about it, but instead the story told by the agents of the theory of world projects in Georgia, that homosexuals decided to hold a pride parade a week before this get-together in Tbilisi, and Georgia is such a country where the protests against such parades and even light patting of the participants in these parades with kitchen stools became the calling cards of the Georgian Orthodox and even the Georgian Church.

    And all this week, the liberal intelligentsia has shamed Georgians for their support of “Orthodox fascists”, and now it has become clear that Orthodoxy is the long hand of Moscow.

    In general, again, the Crypto-Religious War of the Roses, when the war for power on earth hides a war for the souls of people in Heaven.

    2. Donald Trump yesterday ordered to bomb Iran, and canceled it at the last moment, but it became known only today, and yesterday the chairman of the Senate Judicial Commission, Lindsey Graham, who, after Israel had declared Truman a Messiah, played a crucial role in the Big Bargain and Trump’s victory over internal enemies, gave an interview where he said that if next week Iran begins to enrich uranium and reaches the finish line for the atomic bomb, Israel will bomb it, and the US will not interfere with it, or even help if it is necessary to refuel over Iraq or at one of the airfields in close proximity to Iran.

    And this is also the War of the Roses, since the meta-historical concept of the “Shield of Israel” became the basis of the union of Episcopal and other clones of Anglicanism in American politics.

    3. It became known about the preparation of a meeting between Zelensky and Putin in Japan, which is taking place against the backdrop of a new scandal in the United States around Yanukovych’s granary book, which Poroshenko passed on to the Hillary Flying Bats to Trump’s enemies in the United States, almost sending him and his son to prison. It is the information from this book that allowed Mueller to get a warrant for the arrest of the head of the election campaign of Trump Paul Manafort and the arrest of his personal lawyer, and now these entries in this book turned out to be as fake as Steele’s dossier, and Trump has already made it clear that he is will not leave it be, and if Zelensky wants to continue the Poroshenko business, then he should understand that, as Putin said, everything is very serious, and those who quarrel with the presidents of Russia and the United States should understand that this is not a comedy, but a tragedy, since the one who together with the Poroshenko position takes responsibility for his crimes will probably have nothing to play on the piano with.

    And taking into account the notorious Tomos to Ukrainian Orthodox Church, this is the World War of Roses in a chemically pure form.

  37. Big features on Putin’s Russia in Today’s New Pogrom Times. During the annual call-in show and forum, he was asked such questions as “You have been in power longer than Brezhnev, but we continue to live in poverty as we used to live. When will serfdom be restored? We’re waiting for the lord of the manor who will buy our village and organize jobs. Just one question: when will you leave?”

    Putin communicated that he understood that Russia’s 145 million people were troubled by low wages, poor infrastructure, and uneven medical care.

    “In truth this was Putin’s 17th such show, and the same problems come up every year. Real income falling since 2014…some teachers earning as little as $160 a month.

    Putin’s popularity never recovered from a 2018 decision to raise the pension age… now at 66 percent approval, from 85 percent during the Crimean annexation.

    In a country where religious sentiment is weak, there is unease about the church meddling in school curriculums and building churches nobody wants,. Patriarch Kirill recently announced that three new churches are opened daily. Stopping the erection of a cathedral in Yekaterinburg- virtually across the street from another one- was a popular move.

    But the callers on Mr. Putin’s Direct Line broadcast knew better than to attack the system or worse, criticize Mr. Putin directly, since the condition of the country is such a measure of his record.

    ‘They understand pretty will that they should ask the czar for the favor, and if he is kind enough and they are lucky enough, their problems will be fixed. If they do something against his will and they blame him, they will never get their problems fixed.’ said political scientist Nikolai Petrov

    • FincaInTheMountains June 21, 2019 at 5:42 pm #

      The Russian Deep State, built up in the 1990s by Clinton form the templates of American Deep State, is stealing too much.

      With God’s and Trump’s help things are starting to turn around.

    • Ol' Scratch June 21, 2019 at 5:58 pm #

      A signal feature of the American political and chattering classes is their obsessive focus on how other countries are doing, especially those that they like to categorize as in opposition to our own, rather than on focusing on things right here at home that they could conceivably actually do something about. Among other things, it provides them plausible deniability for doing nothing due to incompetence, ignorance, or far more likely these days, corruption. So tell me Snacks, which category do you fall under, spouting all this inane NYTs shit here every week? The internet deserves better trolls.

      • A view of what other countries are doing is not an obsessive focus of mine.

        A newspaper reader takes several CATEGORIES of news into his view, and none of them are superior to the inclusive view.

        It is encouraging you’ve managed to load USAToday on your browser, but graduate to a real source of information. It would give you a more inclusive view.

        The New York Times is a complete toolkit for reverse engineering a personal panopticon construct of reality.

        Nanu nanu, kid.

    • FincaInTheMountains June 21, 2019 at 6:17 pm #

      The working week of the Russian doctor is 39 hours (per month, respectively, 160), every hour he must take at least four patients.

      In total, the OMI Government fund monthly transfers 283,500 rubles to the hospital for the work of each doctor.

      The doctor receives on hand ONLY 20 thousand rubles. Do you think that something is wrong with this picture?

      But from Vladimir Putin they carefully hide that the average salary of Russian doctors can be quite quickly raised several times, if you put things in order in the accounts of hospitals and clinics, as well as understand the suspicious relationship of the hospital chiefs with regional health departments.

      The state allocates money, and, moreover, huge money. It remains only to understand in whose pockets these money go!

      • Ladies and gentlemen, soviet economics.

        I’m sure I’d be dismayed to learn I was a Russian doctor. That’s all I have to say about that.

      • elysianfield June 22, 2019 at 1:24 pm #

        “The doctor receives on hand ONLY 20 thousand rubles.”

        Komaraden Finc!

        A solution!

        Pay the doctors in Vietnamese Dong….7,360,000 Dong sounds much better…yes?

        There would not be a doctor in the land who would not suggest that Mother Russia has never seen so much Dong….

  38. 100th Avatar June 21, 2019 at 6:03 pm #

    Sean O’Haggerty is one of the most vapid, bombastic, maniacs on TV. Only, the other feller, Billy O’Ruddy came close.

    Believe Sean was a Long Island construction worker in his past life.

    ‘Murica!

  39. 100th Avatar June 21, 2019 at 6:05 pm #

    They (CIA/Israel) shot down a remote controlled bomber/spying vehicle!!

    Let’s start WWIII.. durka durka git er done!

    ‘Murica!

    • FincaInTheMountains June 21, 2019 at 10:04 pm #

      Israel is a Civilization equally great to Arabic or even Islamic and it is not the Blade of the West.

      Arabs will have to reconcile with its existence exactly where it exists or die.

      And not because they will be bombed, but because these are the objective laws of nature.

      • 100th Avatar June 22, 2019 at 7:59 am #

        Israel needs to reconcile its civilization with its own bearded nutjobs that demand apartheid, f*** through a hole in a sheet, treat entire swathes of humanity as lessers, refuse to serve their own “nation”, and dress like inbred bumpkins.

  40. Pucker June 21, 2019 at 6:27 pm #

    This lays it all out….

    thesaker.is/the-truth-behind-the-lgbt-global-revolution/

  41. Pucker June 21, 2019 at 6:51 pm #

    Whatever happened to the Hu…awei chick, Me..ng W…an Zh..ou? The last that I heard the Canadians kidnapped her like Cortes kidnapping Montezuma, and she was on bail ensconced in her home in Vancouver, BC, which just happens to be right next to the house of the US Consular in Vancouver. The Headmaster of the Massachusetts kiddie prep school, Eaglebrook, was the only “Foreign Devil” who vouched for her character before the Canadian court. Her kid goes to Eaglebrook. Somebody may grab the Little Fucker too in his little school uniform and hat?! Give the kid to Chaz Buttigieg to help the kid “to realize his full potential” until the Chinese surrender to Trump? The Chinese are terrified that their kids might “Go Queer” because it’s a huge loss of face and contrary to that whole Confucius “Thang”.

    • malthuss June 22, 2019 at 6:45 pm #

      who?
      what are you talking bout?
      was she china spy?

  42. Pucker June 21, 2019 at 8:22 pm #

    Re: “Reparations”….

    The whole “40 Acres and a Mule” Thang came from General Sherman during his March through Georgia. It’s basically what the “Freedmen” wanted, and General Sherman thought that giving the “Freed” slaves land would alleviate the burden on Sherman’s army which had to provide for the “Freed” slaves following and encumbering Sherman’s army. Basically, the “Freedman” wanted to be subsistence farmers and to generally be idle except for forcing the black women to grow only enough corn and sweet potatoes to eat so that the men can generally fuck around all day. The Yankees, of course, wouldn’t have any of that since for the Yankee productivity and profits are everything. So the focus was on making the “Freedmen” wage laborers and putting them back to work to pick even more cotton faster than before. Go figure….

    • Pucker June 21, 2019 at 8:38 pm #

      So we have 3 competing definitions of “Freedom”:

      1. Classical Liberalism: Virtue (Reason and intellectual Honesty) so as to make “Self Rule” possible. See Deneen’s book “The Failure of Liberalism”;

      2. Modern Liberalism: “Freedom” is doing whatever you want (“Hedonism”) See Deneen’s book “The Failure of Liberalism”;
      and

      3. The “Freedmen”: Freedom is not working by making the black women into slaves to do all the work so that the men can fuck around all day.

      • Pucker June 21, 2019 at 9:12 pm #

        “Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose.”

        Janice Joplin on the fundamental premise underlying the Baby Boomers’ hedonistic, Debt-based economy wherein anything goes and nothing matters.

        • JohnAZ June 21, 2019 at 10:55 pm #

          Each generation wants what the previous one had, especially with indulged parents. The problem is they want it right away, while the parents are 20-30 years down the road in spending power. So they buy everything anyway and put it on the card. The student debt is not the only debt the newer generations have accumulated.

          The real problem is instant gratification, the need to have everything now, not earning your way over time. Each generation needs more debt.

          The Feds are not the only folks with a humongous debt problem.

        • Majella June 22, 2019 at 7:51 am #

          It was Kris Kristoffersen, not Janice, who wrote it. He a poet and a Rhodes Scholar…that’s some classy redneck, there.

          • volodya June 22, 2019 at 11:56 am #

            youtube.com/watch?v=YcPW6R9yRzE

            This too.

          • elysianfield June 22, 2019 at 1:30 pm #

            Majella;,
            Kris was a Captain in the Army…flew Helicopters…trained also as a Ranger, and received the Bronze Star for bravery. Got the CIB, no doubt.

          • GreenAlba June 22, 2019 at 3:16 pm #

            He was up here in Edinburgh four days ago playing at the Usher Hall. Last time my daughter and I went to see him there – must be 15 years ago.

          • Majella June 22, 2019 at 6:38 pm #

            I saw him first time in 1973 in my old home town (Dunedin, NZ). The sound system was so atrocious he quit afrer 30 minutes or so and told everyone they could have a refund.

            I love his lyric– like The Pilgrim chorus:

            “He’s a poet and a picker, he’s a prophet and a pusher,
            A pilgrim and a preacher and a problem when he’s stoned;
            He’s a walking contradiction, partly truth and partly fiction,
            Taking every wrong direction on his lonely way back home.”

    • CancelMyCard June 21, 2019 at 9:59 pm #

      On the other hand . . .

      Gold sure blew out the tops on the charts.

      Got Gold??

      • malthuss June 22, 2019 at 12:15 am #

        you might get a kick from her–she had 0 cards.
        rusky grifter….like Liz Holmes.

        ANNA SIROKIN AKA ANNA DELVEY

        World of the ultra-rich. Liars such as hers, with the skills to pull it off, is almost non-existent. Higher class services prioritize comfort. They don’t want to discomfort the ultra-wealthy, and issues tend to be resolved more subtly, at their comfort. Last thing you want to do is to pester a VIP for issues, especially on their vacation, and they pay the money for such service.

        Supposedly, private yachts have an insane amount of engineering to make sure staff almost never comes into contact with the owner. All their needs taken care off, behind their back. So, potentially making a VIP angry on their vacation vs exceptionally low risk of an elaborated scammer

    • Lets figure…

      At war’s end there were 3,953,761 slaves.

      At 40 acres a slave (extreme assumption), 158 million acres would have been required.

      Seem unreasonable.

      Today, with a population of 40 million, they would require 1.6 billion acres.

      Surprise!

      The federal government only owns 640 million acres.

      And practically no mules .

      “As of March 2006 the BLM
      (2006) population included:
      • approximately thirty-two thousand horses and burros on
      public range lands, exceeding
      the optimum total population
      of twenty-eight thousand by
      four thousand and
      • twenty-six thousand in shortand long-term holding facilities.
      In fiscal year 2005, ending in September, 11,023 animals were removed from the Western ranges. By
      early 2006, 5,701 of them had been
      adopted out, continuing the stream
      of 208,000 BLM horses and burros
      that have been placed with private
      owners since 1973. ”

      Naturally the number of required mules is restrained but it is a known constant limiting factor is cost. So in lieu of a mule, perhaps direct cash payment would suffice.

      To inflate the bureau’s operation 20 times would take:

      “The BLM’s
      2005 budget for the Wild Horse and
      Burro Program was $39.6 million,
      with $20.1 million used to maintain
      gathered animals in short- and longterm holding facilities. ”

      So the roughly $40 million program would become an $800 million program.

      Concessions of federal land to reparated african Americans would include much of the west and most of Alaska, including the National Mall on Washingon and the Statue of Liberty.

      Still, additional concessions of 20 acres per reparated African American and the common sense dictum that such plots would be contiguous on all sides, means that some additional area must be found. Again, the limiting factor is funds, so in lieu of delivery, payment can be estimated at an average national per-acre price of $4130, or $82,600, per recipient.

      (The obvious truth is we cannot allocate certain sections of the built environment, like that national highway system, or private property, or certain federal lands to reparated African Americans. The inevitable settlement value of reparation would be the price of the burro and the 40 acres, which would amount to $165,200 plus $2000 for the mule. The total cost for 40 million claimants would be $6,688,000,000,000, or, 35% of one years’ national GDP)

  43. JohnAZ June 21, 2019 at 11:21 pm #

    Saw a couple of articles that JohnKerry and Obama are stirring the pot in Iran trying to create a war between them and the US with the winner being the globalists. .??? Anybody else see anything about this.

    • malthuss June 22, 2019 at 12:16 am #

      check mate

    • FincaInTheMountains June 23, 2019 at 7:06 am #

      Check mate my ass.

      Obama is a part (if not a head) of the Bush clan, and he’s playing on Trump’s side.

    • Majella June 23, 2019 at 9:09 pm #

      how long ago were they published? Nothing since 2016 as far as I can tell, which makes sense given they were thereafter out of power.

  44. Tate June 21, 2019 at 11:48 pm #

    “What’s a neocon?” clueless George W. Bush once asked his father in 2003. “Do you want names, or a description?” answered Bush 41. “Description.” “Well,” said 41, “I’ll give it to you in one word: Israel.” True or not, that short exchange quoted by Andrew Cockburn sums it up.[1] The neoconservatives are crypto-Zionists, in the sense that their only loyalty goes to Israel — Israel as defined by their mentor Leo Strauss, that is, including an indispensable powerful Diaspora. In his 1962 lecture “Why We Remain Jews,” Strauss quoted as “the most profound and radical statement on assimilation that I have read” Nietzsche’s Dawn of Day aphorism on the Jews (here in Strauss’s translation): “it only remains for them either to become the lords of Europe or to lose Europe […] at some time Europe may fall like a perfectly ripe fruit into their hand, which only casually reaches out. In the meantime it is necessary for them to distinguish themselves in all the areas of European distinction and to stand among the first, until they will be far enough along to determine themselves that which distinguishes.”[2] Update that statement with “Western nations” instead of “Europe” and you have indeed the best possible summary of what the strategy of assimilation really means for the Diaspora elite of the Straussian sort.

    [1] Andrew Cockburn, Rumsfeld: His Rise, His fall, and Catastrophic Legacy, Scribner, 2011, p. 219. Cockburn claims to have heard it from “friends of the family.”

    [2] Strauss, “Why we Remain Jews”, quoted in Shadia Drury, Leo Strauss and the American Right, St. Martin’s Press, 1999, p. 31-43.

    from Jewishness & the Culture of Crypsis
    — Laurent Guyenot

    • Ol' Scratch June 22, 2019 at 7:00 am #

      Ironic, isn’t it? European peoples conquer and rule externally and explicitly at the point of a gun through military and (these days, especially) economic conquest. The semites – Jews and Arabs alike – return the favor implicitly by infiltrating and socially and culturally changing from within the societies who putatively “conquer” them. One reflects short term thinking and immediate gratification, while the other reflects long term thinking and delayed (often for many generations) gratification. At any point in time it’s damn near impossible to tell which side, if any, is actually winning in this near eternal Game of Thrones, although from outward appearances the explicit strategy will always seem to have the upper hand. But I do have to admit, I admire the semites strategy more. It better recognizes the transient realities and ephemeral nature of the essential power game being played.

      • Janos Skorenzy June 22, 2019 at 2:09 pm #

        Yes, Oriental subtlety is a thing. As is longer time horizons. I swear we can’t think past business quarters or at most the next election. The only Westerners who really think in this sphere are the Elite – who have given up any loyalty to the West as such.

  45. malthuss June 22, 2019 at 12:18 am #

    140,000 illegals crossed the border last month, many carrying infectious [fixed that] diseases. We didn’t do much.

    There is an amazing talk on you tube, How Disney land is mosquito free.
    Disneyland is the size of a small state.

    • auburn June 22, 2019 at 1:15 am #

      “140,000 illegals crossed the border last month…” –malthuss

      Yes. Trump is a businessman. He hires illegals at his businesses. He imports illegals as wives. American first? He imports products from China to sell.

      Trump allows 140,000 illegals to cross the border each month because it is the businessman kind of thing to do to have a cheap exploitable labor supply. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, immigrants — both documented and undocumented — make up 16.9 percent of the U.S. workforce. Put up a wall and a lot of capitalists are going to get angry.

      Monday Trump says ICE will start deporting “millions” … yet another lie. He needs them. They staff his businesses.

      Trump SAYS Illegal immigration is a national crisis.

      Trump says that undocumented immigrants threaten national security, and they also hurt American workers by taking jobs and lowering overall wages. But what Trump DOES shows he is lying. In private Trump’s companies rely on workers without legal immigration status even as Trump denounces such immigrants in public. See the contradiction? Trump’s golf clubs employ undocumented workers as waiters, groundskeepers and housekeepers. Trump is a business and he is a hypocrite. National emergency? Ha!

      • BackRowHeckler June 22, 2019 at 8:57 am #

        Nice try, Little Jane.

        I liked it better when you were flogging ‘Russian Collusion’, and when that amounted to nothing, Trumps ‘tax returns’.

        Brh

  46. 200,000 set free to roam the U.S., so far this year. Unbelievable.

    What a country!

  47. Tate June 22, 2019 at 2:25 am #

    The proof of the Straussian neocons’ crypto-Israelism is their U.S. foreign policy, which has always coincided with the best interest of Israel. Before 1967, Israel’s interest rested heavily on Jewish immigration from Eastern Europe. From 1967, when Moscow protested Israel’s annexation of Arab territories by closing Jewish emigration, Israel’s interest depended solely on U.S. military support and included the U.S. winning the Cold War. That is when the editorial board of Commentary (the monthly magazine of the American Jewish Committee) experienced their conversion to “neoconservatism,” and Commentary became, in the words of Benjamin Balint, “the contentious magazine that transformed the Jewish left into the neoconservative right.”[3] Irving Kristol explained to the American Jewish Congress in 1973 why anti-war activism was no longer good for Israel: “it is now an interest of the Jews to have a large and powerful military establishment in the United States. […] American Jews who care about the survival of the state of Israel have to say, no, we don’t want to cut the military budget, it is important to keep that military budget big, so that we can defend Israel.”[4] This enlightens us on what reality Kristol was referring to, when he famously defined a neoconservative as “a liberal who has been mugged by reality” (Neoconservatism: the Autobiography of an Idea, 1995).

    [3] Benjamin Balint, Running Commentary: The Contentious Magazine That Transformed the Jewish Left into the Neoconservative Right, Public Affairs, 2010.

    [4] Congress Bi-Weekly, quoted by Philip Weiss, “30 Years Ago, Neocons Were More Candid About Their Israel-Centered Views,” Mondoweiss.net, May 23, 2007: mondoweiss.net/2007/05/30_years_ago_ne.html

    from Jewishness & the Culture of Crypsis
    — Laurent Guyenot

  48. 100th Avatar June 22, 2019 at 3:36 am #

    Is there any real wonder why we are in a crazy land in crazy times?
    The entire human condition is one of cognitive dissonance and willful ignorance.

    From our inescapable demise as a living individual and as a species.
    Nothing lasts forever.
    And our actions on this planet ensure it.

    The wide latitude and reverence we give towards the complete craziness of religion is the foundation for all the insanity that follows, but we ignore it, no, we celebrate it, at least in the USA. Freedom of religion is freedom to be insane. To believe, think, act, educate, and feel as one chooses. The literal manifestation of fiction. Writ large.
    Most ignore this mass-insanity although they know better, because they believe it to be respectful. And to be respectful is next to godliness.

    Craziness is also born from our knowledge of our transience as a living being and as a species on a planet that does not offer eternity to either. Humanity, as every species, is a point in time, on an ever evolving trajectory. Not a finalized end product, nor a desirable one.
    We know this, yet we act as though we want the planet to know otherwise. It may not want to continue with us, so we will end it with us. The collective lunacy it takes to ignore the fact that vast amounts of humans are destroying the planet on so many levels from mass extinction, mass pollution, and climate, yes, humanity has irreversibly altered our climate is a base psychological phenomenon that continues to be ignored.

    Yet it is crazy. So why is anyone surprised by mass hysteria and intellectual dishonesty, particularly in a place that celebrates every counterintuitive behavior imaginable?

    Is it because, deep down in the reptilian we know that trusting our intuition is crazy? Or is it the more likely: suppressing our instincts, our thoughts, our intuition brought us a synthetic world with insanity materialized?

    • Janos Skorenzy June 22, 2019 at 5:12 am #

      We never needed you. You needed us. We’d still be thrilled with dual loyalty, but no rational person who is paying attention expects anything positive from you all at this point.

      • 100th Avatar June 22, 2019 at 7:53 am #

        You’re another crazy one.. as if it needs to be said.
        Who is the “you” that you think I am?

        The inescapable fact is that you need a you.
        Any definable opposition, and if only a figment of your imagination, shall suffice.

        I’m not the you that you want, that you need.
        To satisfy your primitive psychology that demands to project traits on to others so as to protect your fragile ego or inability to suss out reality.

        The layers of protection the primitive mind creates is dazzling

        and totally nuts

        • Janos Skorenzy June 22, 2019 at 1:53 pm #

          Sigmund Freud and his followers vowed to put Western Man on the couch and deconstruct him. Now we do the same to you – and we find you most wanting in all ways except perhaps cunning.

    • Ol' Scratch June 22, 2019 at 6:42 am #

      Yes! My imaginary “guy in the sky” is greater than yours. Takes me back to pre-school days, except in our heart of hearts we knew that we were just making it all up. Grown “adults” these days apparently don’t. Pretty much the definition of crazy.

  49. FincaInTheMountains June 22, 2019 at 4:28 am #

    The proof of the Straussian neocons’ crypto-Israelism is their U.S. foreign policy, which has always coincided with the best interest of Israel. == Tate

    The fight against Hillary Clinton and the nuclear war for the United States is a tactic, but forcing Iran to recognize Israel is a strategy, it is not just ripples on the water, it is the deepest currents of world politics.

    I call the topic of US relations with Iran “deep” because Iran represents at least two world religions: Islam and Zoroastrianism. And the United States was founded by Freemasons, who are distant descendants of Zoroastrians. Comments are superfluous. I note only that everything that the media and most of commenters here say on this topic is simply not true.

    To begin with, the book of Esther does not tell about the conflict between the Aryans and the Jews, it tells about the providential, age-old friendship of religious Jews with Aryans (Zoroastrians) against the common enemy – Amalek (Satanist) Haman.

    And this is written openly in the Bible, including that the first Messiah (savior of the Jewish people) was the great leader of the Aryans – Persian (Iranian) Tsar Cyrus the Great, a Zoroastrian by religious affiliation. As you can see, everything is exactly the opposite and one can only regret too many people are writing on this topic without having read the Book of Esther.

    And such examples of erroneous information, which is essentially an informational virus, are dime a dozen.

    Secondly, this question is strategic because now in the world the rise of the religious and I would even say apocalyptic consciousness takes place everywhere, including in the USA and this particular blog is a confirmation of that.

    And among those forces that supported Trump in the elections and brought him to the White House, perhaps the most significant role is played by the so-called Evangelical Christians, for whom the concept “Shield of Israel” plays a huge role.

    According to this concept, the United States is doomed to victory in the final battle of the military forces of Good and Evil (Armageddon) precisely in this capacity of the “Shield of Israel”. Moreover, if we recall that Hillary Clinton made Donald Trump participate in the elections as a spoiler, in this matter, to evangelical Christians should be added to so-called neocons, which with a high degree of accuracy can be considered to be Bastinda’s Flying Monkeys.

    But there is one subtlety – an understanding of the very concept of the “Shield of Israel” among evangelical Christians and Neocons, I would say the opposite and goes back centuries, almost to the times of Esther, Mordecai, Artaxerxes and Haman.

    But in closer times, Russia could fully feel this difference in the 1980s-1990s. The fact is that in the 80s the US President Ronald Reagan declared the USSR the Evil Empire (to the concept with which he allegedly won in the Cold War and “ruined the USSR” ) at a meeting of evangelical Christians, but the Neocon leader Hillary Clinton took advantage of this victory and arranged the damned 90s in Russia.

    This difference in the attitude of neocons and evangelical Christians to the very concept of “Shield of Israel”, as well as to both Testaments, Hillary Clinton demonstrated forcing victorious Israel to withdraw its troops from Lebanon, betraying its allies Maronite Christians and concluding the “Land for Peace” Agreement in Oslo, peace which Israel is still waiting for, and, having given the land back, almost died in 2006 in Lebanon, when had to face Hezbollah supported by Iran.

    Well, with Evangelical Christians, Hillary Clinton entered into a fundamental conflict when, during the election campaign of 2016, she declared that after becoming president, she would force all churches in the United States to comply with US laws prohibiting homosexual discrimination, including their right to marry in evangelical churches.

    I understand that in Russia a lot of people would have looked with pleasure as evangelical Christians who supported Reagan and his war against the “Empire of Evil”, Hillary Clinton makes pray in churches where homosexuals were wed, but let me say that such gloating is contrary to Christianity.

    That is why it is fundamentally important for President Trump to contribute to the restoration of the original concept of the “Shield of Israel”, especially considering that this is the right time to put pressure on Iran, which not only repeatedly denied Israel’s right to exist, but also threatened to specifically destroy it, presumably with a nuclear bomb.

    Meanwhile, Iran’s refusal to build a nuclear bomb is the essence of that agreement concluded by Iran with the United States. Unfortunately, Hillary Clinton had a hand in this agreement, and Israel has already been stung by her politics in Oslo, Lebanon and Israel itself, and is ready to launch a preemptive strike on Iran on its own, without any Shield, which means the collapse of the very concept that brought the United States victory in the Cold War (in the eyes of the global West of course)

    • Ol' Scratch June 22, 2019 at 6:39 am #

      Honestly, I think you have a Hillary fetish, Finc, which causes you to “see” things that are simply not there. “Shield of Israel?” You’re just repeating warmed over Zionist propagandist shit, with a second helping of delusional Finca spin added in for good measure. We need to get you on some new meds, PRONTO!

  50. Pucker June 22, 2019 at 4:47 am #

    Cosby is not asking for Reparations. Cosby’s still trying to make a Difference. God, I admire Cosby’s fortitude.

    m.tmz.com/#!2019/06/18/bill-cosby-prison-speaking-circuit-captive-audience/

    • Janos Skorenzy June 22, 2019 at 5:14 am #

      OJ is back on Twitter, becoming relevant all over again. What would boring White America do without such vibrancy?

    • elysianfield June 22, 2019 at 1:36 pm #

      …Free Bing Crosby….

  51. montsegur June 22, 2019 at 5:28 am #

    Could it be that the Democratic Party is only dangling this giant goodie-bag out now because black America is rumored to be disenchanted with life on the Democratic plantation?

    Jim, I’m glad I hadn’t just sipped some coffee when I read that line!

    Yeah. The politics, they-are-a-changin’.

    Cheers

    • volodya June 22, 2019 at 11:51 am #

      Given that all the Democrats do is TALK about their voting constituencies like Blacks and Hispanics without doing anything to improve their material condition but rather the opposite, then it’s reasonable to expect that the politics would change.

      Hence the goodie-bag. But since the goodies would come at somebody’s expense, ie wealthy white voters that are all for affirmative measures as long as they don’t have to pay and as long as Blacks and Hispanics don’t sully their neighborhoods and schools with their presence, I expect that somehow the goodie-bag legislation gets inexplicably bogged with its sponsors blaming Republicans for their intransigence or maybe the devilry in the details when the enormity of the cost becomes apparent.

      But let’s suppose it passes through the congressional hoops and surmounts Presidential vetoes. What of other interested parties? One of our commenters said that one of the Gettysburg war graves has his family name on it. So what of the families descended from the hundreds of thousands dead and wounded in the 1861-1865 dust-up? What about them?

      And what about the Indians? They got screwed out of a whole continent. What about reparations for them? And if you do that for American Blacks and maybe Indians, what about the millions in South America descended from slaves and Indians? Shouldn’t it be the successors to Muslim slave traders and Black African tribes that captured these slaves having to cough up also?

      Hell, it’s a good bet my own distant ancestors were slaves on Roman estates. Or maybe medieval estates. Serfdom was maybe better than slavery but by how much? Not by much I’ll wager. So do I get reparations? Do you?

  52. FincaInTheMountains June 22, 2019 at 9:00 am #

    Israel was a US/UK creation right from the start == Scratch

    As usual, you are full of infernal shit, Scratch, and I have relatives who on the orders of Stalin worked on creation of Israel to prove it.

  53. FincaInTheMountains June 22, 2019 at 9:10 am #

    Check out Irgun – an organization headed by Menachem Begin, who bore the brunt of the struggle with Great Britain for emigration to Israel of the remnants of European Jewry who had accidentally survived in concentration camps, reinforced by Jews, who served in SMERSH – Soviet counterintelligence units and the Red Army special forces.

    jewishvirtuallibrary.org/background-and-overview-of-the-irgun-etzel

    • malthuss June 22, 2019 at 6:29 pm #

      How many Jews survived, as of 1948, in Europe?

  54. volodya June 22, 2019 at 10:55 am #

    It’s really hard to characterize AOC’s nonsense on concentration camps as anything other than nonsense. And to add to the hilarity we have someone giving lectures from a country with de-facto apartheid with respect to its own indigenous population.

    Now I don’t think I’m exaggerating when I say that the acts committed in the colonization of North America – especially given the magnitude of the heist – are on a par with the outrages of WW2 so it would behoove the commenter in question to maybe reflect on the sins of his own people and to think twice before pointing the finger so he doesn’t draw attention to the goings-on in his own country. The third-world conditions in those northern Bantustans gives the lie to the absurd conceit about his country’s fairness and fluffery about compassion. You can’t call what goes on up there momentary lapses in judgment, these aren’t “mistakes” as in 1+1 = 3, these aren’t acts buried in the deep dark past, these are on-going matters of government policy in place for generations encompassing and ruining the lives of millions of people.

    OK, life has got many absurdities, pots calling kettles black being one. But the point this commenter raised applies to the USA. There’s a lot of talk about racism on both sides of the border but how much of it relates to American Indians? Not to put too fine a point on it, but they got fucked, not to mention massacred. And then ignored. Yeah, blacks were enslaved, they were pissed on and abused and even enslaved even after the supposed emancipation. But what about the Indians? Hardly a peep. Maybe AOC and the towering intellects on the enlightened Left could give them a thought or two. Maybe a shout-out. How much time can you after all spend on twisting history for the purpose of self-aggrandizement?

    Now say the word “history” and it draws groans, facts being such tiresome things, especially among the younger set and especially because history is seen to be bunk. It isn’t. Pearl got bombed, Imperial Japan killed millions in Asia, Germany exterminated European Jewry and Russia and its subject peoples lost more than 20 million. Those lives lost are facts. But it’s like Stalin said, a death is a tragedy, a million is a statistic.

    So maybe pull it down to a personal level. I had a relative, now deceased, that spent time as an inmate in one of those camps during WW2 that AOC refers to, where millions died. He survived but barely, forced to work as slave-labor, coming out of it a tottering bag of bones. It’s like Solzhenitsyn said, you survive those places by doing a lot of little things that in the end add up to living as opposed to dying, an extra spoonful of soup, properly drying out your socks at the end of the day, things like that. Or, in my own relative’s case, eating potato peels and other discards that in normal times would be considered garbage. That was the margin between life and death for him. He made it out but it ruined him physically and scarred him mentally. He was a cheerful and robust young man going into the war but coming out he was ill and debilitated and bad-tempered and his wife threatened to leave him and take the kids. It wrecked his life in other words and his family life too.

    So when idiots like AOC equate detention facilities for illegal immigrants with the worst outrages of Nazi-ism it offends one’s intelligence, and sense of propriety, and it makes you wonder how such a charlatan and liar made into national politics. Maybe because of those qualities? Maybe because her followers are so uninformed, in which case it’s a discredit to the American educational system. But that’s another discussion. And I have got no patience for people that defend such spectacularly stupid assertions as AOC’s.

    I don’t think there’s a cure for stupidity, you can maybe control its spread like you control cockroaches or bed-bugs. So thanks to those that spoke up; Beryl, BackRowHeckler, Nightowl, Montsegur, and Janos. In most cases we let stupidity pass but in some cases by its nature it’s so corrosive that it can’t be allowed to. It does no credit to people who may THINK they’re being cool and hip and provocative or maybe even think they have a leg up intellectually. It’s like Albright raising the specter of Nazi-ism in reference to the election of Trump. It’s a gross distortion of reason, and you question the sanity of such a person.

    • JohnAZ June 22, 2019 at 1:52 pm #

      There is a cure for America’s stupidification. Get the Deep State the hell out of the education system. Teach the three R’s the old style way. Educate the kids with history and civics so they understand what they are voting for as adults. Starting now will help in twenty years or so.

      It is too late for the millennials and Gen-z folks. Stupid is the name of the game and the Dems will get most of the ballot advantage from these two generations, Dems=stupid right now.

      If Trump wins a second term with some conservative support, the possibility exists that stupidification can be reversed. If not, watch the US keep sliding on the education ranks globally.

    • montsegur June 22, 2019 at 3:03 pm #

      Hi Volodya,

      This site reminds me in one way of Wikipedia. The articles on the English-language Wikipedia are constantly being edited to push various agendas — commercial, religious, political … you name it.

      The comments section here, in part, reflects the same kind of edits. Comments presented as the viewpoints of individuals are too often agenda-driven messaging for some group, be they political activists, pushers of various faiths, and probably even governments.

      It is too bad the well of public discussion is poisoned by such schemes, but it has been so since the web emerged. Perhaps the only difference today is that the noise level of provocateurs and trolls has risen in amplitude. Could it be the decline of traditional media has sparked open conflict to control the narrative?

      There is still plenty of good conversation and exchange of views to be had on the ‘net, but much of the “discussion” is a wasteland strewn with booby traps.

      Cheers

      • volodya June 23, 2019 at 2:55 pm #

        The trick is to sniff out bona fide commenters from “the rest”. “The rest” consistently use bags of tricks that you learn over time. And you develop a sense of smell as to who’s genuine and who’s not.

        The internet gave propagandists, government employed or otherwise, a platform to disseminate misinformation. So, two problems with it: it’s run by profit-driven organizations and those same organizations have got governments in their pockets. Even if governments set up a regulatory apparatus, the regulators sooner or later get bought and sold in the process of regulatory capture such as we’ve seen with Wall Street.

        And it enabled surveillance. The Deep State, not only of the US but also other countries, works hand-in-hand with the corporate world to defend their mutual interests. It’s hard not to think of Big Brother.

        Watch what comes out of China in respect of their Social Credit System. This is going to be irresistible for the US Deep State and American campus busy-bodies. Watch for a version of it on this side of the pond. There was never a narrative that governments didn’t feel compelled to control. How do you control it? You set up software to evaluate on-line utterances and a system of consequences that result from the evaluations.

    • BackRowHeckler June 22, 2019 at 5:08 pm #

      V, in AOCs case I believed she actually auditioned for the job.

      I don’t take her too seriously; she’s easy to lampoon, says a lot of stupid things, and despite being a graduate of BC seems poorly educated without even realizing it.

      I see her as a person of little consequence, a small part of The American Freak Show, DC edition, good for some laughs and a few prurient comments when you are having a beer at your local bar and her face shows up on TV.

      • malthuss June 22, 2019 at 6:32 pm #

        I see her as a person of little consequence–is that why she was brought in by Soros or whoever? as a decoy, a puppet, with him funding her and others?

        • Nightowl June 23, 2019 at 5:05 pm #

          Never forget: cauliflower is an imperialist vegetable!

      • elysianfield June 22, 2019 at 7:46 pm #

        “I see her as a person of little consequence, a small part of The American Freak Show, DC edition, good for some laughs and a few prurient comments when you are having a beer at your local bar ”

        BRH,
        You know…they said the same thing about Trump….

  55. FincaInTheMountains June 22, 2019 at 11:05 am #

    June 22nd, 2019

    youtube.com/watch?v=jSoOvhH9DLo

    Twenty second of June
    Exactly at four o’clock in the morning
    Kiev was bombed, we were told
    That the war has begun.

    The war began at dawn,
    To kill more people.
    Parents slept, their children slept,
    When they began to bomb Kiev.

    Peace is over –
    It’s time for me to leave.
    I leave and promise
    To be loyal to you forever.

    • capt spaulding June 22, 2019 at 2:06 pm #

      It’s easy to grin, when your ship comes in.
      And a smile is worth a lot.
      But the man worthwhile
      Is the man who can smile
      When his shorts creep up in a knot

  56. FincaInTheMountains June 22, 2019 at 1:48 pm #

    In fact, in Western Russophobia, as well as in Western anti-Semitism, there is something irrational, which suggests the secrecy and depth of these phenomena, its importance in history.

    By the way, anti-Semitism in the West is very different from anti-Semitism in Russia. It is even strange that for two such different phenomena they use the same word, but semantic confusion is a characteristic feature of our time.

    Analyzing anti-Semitism is a very ungrateful task, but it is possible that a comparison of these phenomena will help to understand how they will pass and have already passed into a new era, which for some reason is called postmodernism. With the same success it can be called supermodernism.

    Tate’s post made me recall the Soviet interpretation of anti-Semitism, according to which the bourgeoisie specifically provokes anti-Semitism in order to distract the proletariat from the class struggle against the bourgeoisie.

    And, continuing the work of my grandparents, who did not destroy any temples or synagogues, but resented “this barbarism” in those times when it was dangerous to resent it, I will allow myself to notice that if in the Soviet interpretation of anti-Semitism, replace the proletariat with the Christians, and the bourgeois with the masons and you get a completely adequate picture of what is happening in that department.

  57. Janos Skorenzy June 22, 2019 at 2:03 pm #

    Yeah, apparently Huntington is deeply despised for his attempt at clarity. He also warned about the danger of an open Southern border, and how illegal immigration boded most ill for the future of the United States. No one wanted to hear it then or now. So the wound festered and now threatens the very life of the Nation.

    • Tate June 22, 2019 at 3:47 pm #

      Well, Guyenot is saying Huntington’s book was a set-up for the Twin Towers, i.e., he was controlled opposition. Of course, there’s no reason to think he was aware of it, as there’s no reason to reject his central thesis even if this particular conspiracy theory is true.

      • Janos Skorenzy June 22, 2019 at 4:11 pm #

        Nice distinctions. Fewer than five percent of the population is capable of what you just did.

  58. RIB June 22, 2019 at 2:35 pm #

    Hypothetical question: If reparations are paid, what will the next thing “Afro-Americans” want from Whitey? Hmmmm?

    • Exscotticus June 22, 2019 at 2:56 pm #

      The reparations must be paid in perpetuity. Just like welfare and Affirmative Action. It will reach SCOTUS, where Neil Gorsuch will merely rationalize it as “another tax”. The White Tax. Perfectly legal.

      • Tate June 22, 2019 at 3:40 pm #

        Reparations can never be repaid except on an amortization schedule designed to reduce flyover YT to absolute penury. Wakanda will emerge from its self-imposed isolation & bestow its gifts upon an America which has finally realized its promise.

  59. BackRowHeckler June 22, 2019 at 3:07 pm #

    Uh oh

    Mayor Pete’s got trouble

    Despite being the most ‘ Woke’ of all the Dem pres candidates (altho he hasn’t yet changed his name to Pedro) one of his Indianapolis police officers shot and killed a community member. The fact that the esteemed community member came at the cop with a knife doesn’t seem to matter, the Community at large isn’t happy and they have taken to the streets, which doesn’t make for good photo ops on the campaign trail. Now beloved Mayor Pedro is caught between backing his own police force and the ‘Woke’ philosophy he is running on. Its a problem. Of course the MSM, usually on top of stories like this, has hardly touched it. Heard anything about this, CFNers? At any rate its going to taks a lot of tap dancing, mea culpas, heartfelt apologies, obfuscation and outright misrepresentation to get out of this one. The police officer involved might have to be sacrificed, but what the hell, we’re talking about the first gay presidential candidate here. Exceptions must be made.

    Brh

    • malthuss June 22, 2019 at 6:35 pm #

      I sense homophobia, on yr part. Its Pride Month. lighten up.

    • malthuss June 22, 2019 at 6:47 pm #

      ANNA SIROKIN AKA ANNA DELVEY–check her out.

      • Majella June 22, 2019 at 7:48 pm #

        Malthuss
        What do you find so compelling about this fraudster?

        • malthuss June 22, 2019 at 11:11 pm #

          Liz Holmes. Anna…gees….their ability to ‘PT Barnum’ like,
          con people….even supposedly sophisticated people.

          And what do you think of them?

          • Majella June 23, 2019 at 9:18 pm #

            Right.

            Theranos is a beauty of a con, but it didn’t start out that way – she just lost the ability to admit when she’d screwed up.

            The Sorokin woman is a classic grifter, using all the known techniques. I suppose it’s true that there are fewer females playing the confidence games (or fewer getting caught at least).

            But I sense you particularly like seeing WEALTHY people, especially their entitled dipshit offspring, being taken like that. Yes?

  60. BackRowHeckler June 22, 2019 at 3:13 pm #

    Incidentally, google news story says Hollywood’s Gay Community, powerful and influential (all of Hollywood) backs Mayor Pete 100%, and are really ‘getting behind’ his campaign.

    Brh

    • ozone June 24, 2019 at 9:54 am #

      BRH,
      Two (or many more) iterations of Crazyland are exposed immediately here.
      1.) That the Democratic Party would seriously consider an openly gay man as a presidential candidate (just to attract .03% of the population into the fold), when good ol’ Americans hate and fear “the gay” even more than they hate and fear the melanin enhanced.

      2.) That good ol’ Americans should find “the gay” so terribly threatening.

      BTW, I hope the campaign for Mayor Pete goes bigly. It will lead the gullible to an unimagined slaughter at the polls and re-install Trip G and his gang of shit-headed grifters (and variously named Republicans) to be pointedly in charge of the collapse. A lot of people don’t seem to understand that the status quo cannot withstand such upheavals, even as history plainly shows it. …And that the status quo must *necessarily* be swept away in times of internal crisis or destruction of all will result.

      Those who know or do nothing will be sacrificed on the altar of “stability” and as for the rest of us, it will be just luck (good or bad, depending on conditions) that sees us through a great withdrawal from (and justifiable suspicion of) a self-obsessed authority.

  61. Ol' Scratch June 22, 2019 at 4:58 pm #

    Trump’s much ballyhooed deportation arrests in California, said to target more than 2,000 nationwide (is that fucking all?), delayed due to local police resistance.

    youtube.com/watch?v=HUzL8qFjyaw

    latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-trump-immigration-sweeps-police-explainer-california-20190622-story…

    One has to wonder what all the hoopla is about, as the economic impact of detaining and deporting a whole 2,000 people and their immediate families has to be miniscule, for them at least. Now their rich economic benefactors, the ones that bring them here, and/or employ them when they get here? That might be another factor altogether, although, the old adage of course applies here. “Go ahead and deport them, my friend! We bring/send more!” The phrase “dog and pony show” comes to mind here.

    Meanwhile, nary a peep about detaining and deporting the real malevolent actors in the US today, the one’s with YUUGE(!!!) economic and political clout, absolutely NONE of which is in our own best interests. Of course I’m talking about the dual-citizenship Zionist traitors living in plain sight among us, who demand the luxury of vacationing in their primary country, a shithole in a mostly uninhabitable expanse of desert perversely labeled “The Holy Land” (TM), while still being free to run and hide in their adopted host country when the going gets rough, where they can buy cheap politicians to pass laws to give them and theirs everything that’s left of a once reasonably proud and not too overtly corrupt country (I know, I know, that was more than a century ago now, but still).

    Perversely amazing – in the same sense as watching a small animal that’s just been run over by a car slowly and agonizingly give up the ghost in the street for all to see, for example – to watch it unfold, but then again the white European bunch that started this whole experiment were never particularly clever in that way, right from the start. Personal greed and aggrandizement were always their most distinguishing characteristics, and this is where all that was always inevitably going to lead. Poetic justice, natural selection, natural action and reaction, call it what you will. There’s truly nothing new under the sun these days, just the same old monkeys throwing the same old feces against the same old bars of the same old cages that they themselves built to imprison them and theirs.

    • FincaInTheMountains June 22, 2019 at 6:10 pm #

      Poor Scratch!

      He totally ran off the Zionist reservation!

      Is that all that remains in the arsenal of the Black World Project after appointment of John Durham as a prosecutor in the case of the beginning of the Mueller investigation?

  62. FincaInTheMountains June 22, 2019 at 6:14 pm #

    Finca answering some questions of his Russian readers

    Q: On the eve of the elections, Trump has certain problems with the ratings. Especially in the light of the fact that “Make Great Again” has clearly stalled, and the media continuously stigmatizes Trump as a Russian KGB agent – and Trump must somehow explain this to his core electorate from Oklahoma rednecks who are hammered from youth with hatred of totalitarian Russian communists.

    A: Trump has no problems with the ratings, this is the usual manipulation of the Black World Project. On the eve of the 2016 elections, they told each other that Trump’s chances are 1 to a million and official polls showed Hillary Clinton’s near-double superiority.

    The article on the abnormally high suicide rate among white workers is frankly tendentious, as it tells about the impact of Hillary Clinton’s liberal economic policy on this group of people, similar to that of Yegor Gaidar’s liberal economic policy in Russia of the 1990s. In particular, the authors of the article are angry at this group of the population because the white working class, having heard the slogan “Make America beautiful again”, believed in itself and the suicide rate went down.

  63. Ol' Scratch June 22, 2019 at 6:20 pm #

    Trump waffling and equivocating again for electioneering purposes. So much for the man of steel who was going to heroically ride in and drain the DC swamp. Turns out he’s just another cheap suit used car salesman with benefactors to please, lies to tell, and elections to win. Simply amazing that any of us ever imagined he would be different. Will the equally feckless Dems dutifully give him the cover that he needs? More than likely. Afterall, he’s one of them now too. The tragedy of diminished expectations rears its ugly head once more.

    foxnews.com/politics/delay-ice-deportations

    • FincaInTheMountains June 22, 2019 at 7:00 pm #

      Well, now you are starting to sound like good old jane!

      Are you guys starting to suffer from funding shortage?

    • FincaInTheMountains June 22, 2019 at 7:05 pm #

      I heard that President Trump cut a VERY good chunk of the cash flow!

    • JohnAZ June 22, 2019 at 8:22 pm #

      In S. Carolina, Joe Biden just announced he will repeal the Trump Tax Cuts on day one if he is elected.

      Back to 1.7% growth rates, elevated unemployment rates, more government control, manufacturing moving overseas, ie typical Democratic status.

      I guess we will see how short political memories are in the public, AND how much the media controls the US.

      #2

      A study of human trafficking has put the top three countries as Thailand, Mexico and ta da the United States. The article stated that it is demand driven, that 50-60% are kids from the foster care industry in the US, our own kids, and that the remainder are coming in through our porous borders.

      This makes me ashamed of this country, starting with the Deep State and the Elite, but also the really corrupt electorate that keeps electing this scum of the earth that allows this statistic to exist.

      Where are the churches? Why are they not condemning this activity?

      How many reparations are going to be paid to these people?

      Disgusting!

      • James Hansen June 22, 2019 at 11:32 pm #

        Trafficked kids do not have lobbyist so Republicans will not lift a finger to help them and also Republicans only care about the unborn for political reasons, live kids are useless to them.

        For decades the Republicans have worked hard to cut social services and benefits to women and children because they cannot provide a monetary benefit to the Republicans.

        Republican politicians only care about them selfs, every body else can go to hell.

        • BackRowHeckler June 23, 2019 at 3:43 pm #

          What do Dsm pols care about?

          All of humanity?

        • Q. Shtik June 23, 2019 at 4:43 pm #

          Republican politicians only care about them selfs – Hansen

          ==========

          themselves

    • Majella June 23, 2019 at 9:23 pm #

      The laughable spectacle of his Orlando rally and the lies about the crowd show nothing will ever change with this plonker.

      “Sold Out!” No, it wasn’t. A pair of reporters who were refused press credentials simply went online and bought tickets minutes before the show.

      “Thousands Outside in overflow areas” No, just deserted parklands/lawns, littered with abandoned deck chairs & jackets, but zero people.

      And then he spent half his time campaigning against…Hillary Clinton!

  64. malthuss June 22, 2019 at 6:23 pm #

    AGENDA 21 IN IRELAND

    youtube.com/watch?v=XqlwpvTu4JQ

  65. malthuss June 22, 2019 at 6:34 pm #

    cole? whats his real name?
    also whats Chabad about?

    • malthuss June 22, 2019 at 11:08 pm #

      At TAKIS someone mentioned Cole is his middle name, his last very Jewish. I may have details confused.

    • Q. Shtik June 23, 2019 at 4:25 pm #

      also whats Chabad about?

      ===========

      Have you ever heard of Google?

  66. auburn June 22, 2019 at 8:45 pm #

    Now Trump wants to spend our national treasury, tax dollars from our pockets to improve Iran. “We will call it ‘Let’s make Iran great again,’” Trump said. At the same time he is ratcheting up the sanctions. Iran is not intimidated, assuring it will respond to American threats.

    Make Iran great again? (MIGA) Trump is loco. Why do Americans have to pay to make Iran great again?

  67. FincaInTheMountains June 22, 2019 at 8:56 pm #

    You don’t like Jews?

    Let me introduce you one Jew you could absolutely legitimately hate: Leonid Bershidsky, and his Bloomberg Article Russia’s Power Grid Is an Easy Target for U.S. Hacking

    The real message U.S. officials are sending to Moscow is that Russia can be attacked without White House authorization.

    bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-06-18/russia-s-power-grid-is-vulnerable-to-u-s-attacks

    Well, that cybermines in Russian Electric Grid is a nuclear war, I wrote several previous posts in which I tried to show that the publication of an article about this in the New York Times, regardless of its correspondence to reality, is a declaration of war.

    Compared to this article, the bombing of the Iranian nuclear power plant is nothing and sending Iranian bearded men to hell is a distraction from this article, and not vice versa.

    And judging by the reaction to it of Trump and Putin, both presidents agree with me, and the article on the link is a patented disinformation certified in this quality by the author and edition.

    • elysianfield June 24, 2019 at 12:13 am #

      “… the bombing of the Iranian nuclear power plant is nothing and sending Iranian bearded men to hell…”

      Komaraden Finc!,

      You know, that the US and Russia have sent hundreds of thousands of Afghans, Iraqis and yes, even Iranians to hell.

      Have you ever wondered why it is so hard to find a virgin in Russia these days? They’re all busy servicing martyrs…at 72 a pop.

  68. Pucker June 22, 2019 at 9:26 pm #

    The practice of Aztec human sacrifice was a bit weird. I guess that like anything else you probably get addicted to it as it gives the practitioner a euphoric thrill of ripping out hearts in the context of generalized boredom? And like the #MeToo Movement it gives a sense of Empowerment and a feeling that someone is making a difference for the good of society?

    Free Bill Cosby!

    • Pucker June 22, 2019 at 9:36 pm #

      That big, huge Trump Super Bowl Rally in Orlando would have been perfect if only at the end of the show Trump dragged some illegal immigrants, Terrorists, and Democrats on stage and then donning a huge lurid colored, feathered headdress then plunged an obsidian knife into their chests and then ripped out their beating hearts to the euphoric, jubilant cheers of the crowd? Trump’s TV ratings would have gone-through-the-roof….

      • malthuss June 22, 2019 at 11:38 pm #

        Ask MS 13 to do it, oh they do something similar.
        Maybe Newsome and the other sanctuary folks can be the victims.

      • James Hansen June 22, 2019 at 11:41 pm #

        For even better TV ratings all the Republicans in congress should be dragged out, tied to poles and burned alive. That would be a huge first step in MAGA.

        • BackRowHeckler June 23, 2019 at 1:15 am #

          All 60 million of them?

          Who would provide the muscle for such an operation? Dems core constituency — trannies and campus SJWs — might not have the gravitas to get the job done.

          And then you have the Republicans themselves — plebian Republicans, dudes in motorcycle gangs some of the toughest men in America, and 10 million blue collar white men in rural areas from Maine to Oregon armed to the teeth feeling a little alienated and put upon, Hillarys deplorables and Obamas bitter clingers, spoiling for a fight, waiting for some intersectional LBGQT/climate extinction activist from the local campus, to come “drag him out, tie him to a pole, and burn him alive”.

          It might get bloody.

          brh

          • FincaInTheMountains June 23, 2019 at 6:49 am #

            Dems core constituency — trannies and campus SJWs — might not have the gravitas to get the job done.

            Don’t get too rosy about that, brh, they have Syrian terrorists specially trained in urban warfare for that and imported into US under the guise of refugees.

          • BackRowHeckler June 23, 2019 at 8:50 am #

            You know I’ve seen a few articles about that Finca, Syrian Death & Demolition squads operating within US borders that would become active should war break out with Iran, supported by platoons of Cuban and Venezuelan terrorists coming across the southern border hidden amongst 100,000 migrants, or as distinguished Congresswoman Pelosi calls them ‘Bundles of Joy’.

            Brh

          • James Hansen June 23, 2019 at 9:43 am #

            You need to brush up on your reading skills.

          • Majella June 23, 2019 at 9:27 pm #

            “…all the Republicans in Congress” – please read more carefully.

    • Pucker June 22, 2019 at 9:45 pm #

      Bill Cosby was a big human sacrifice for the #MeToo Movement as Cosby was a big, famous, successful Alpha Male.

      • Pucker June 22, 2019 at 10:29 pm #

        The #MeToo Movement sacrificed “America’s Dad”.

      • Majella June 23, 2019 at 9:28 pm #

        Bill Cosby was a big, famous, successful CREEP.

  69. Pucker June 22, 2019 at 9:47 pm #

    The various disparate Identity Politics groups need a constant stream of human sacrifice victims to sustain themselves?

  70. auburn June 23, 2019 at 3:36 am #

    IRAN SAYS:
    “We will not allow any of Iran’s borders to be violated. Iran will firmly confront any aggression or threat by America. Any mistake by Iran’s enemies, in particular America and its regional allies, would be like firing at a powder keg that will burn America, its interests and its allies to the ground. We don’t seek war, but will zealously defend our skies, land & waters.”

    TRUMP SAYS:
    “They’re going to have a wealthy country. They’re going to be so happy, and I’m going to be their best friend. I hope that happens. Make Iran great again.”

    I can’t wait until the love letters start between Trump and the Islamic Ayatollahs! Trump is a great president! He loves Iranian Muslims… so much that we Americans are going to spend our tax dollars to “Make Iran Great Again” (tm DJT)

    • BackRowHeckler June 23, 2019 at 9:07 am #

      We been reading your love letters to the president on this blog for the past 2 1/2 years, Little Jane!

      Brh

  71. Pucker June 23, 2019 at 5:27 am #

    What do you think of the Eastern Front?

    “Although the Russo-German war changed the world for ever, its significance is not well represented in the national consciousnesses of the United Kingdom, Commonwealth countries and the United States. The general public of these nations does not seem to identify with the scale and importance of the fighting in Russia when compared with the more modestly influential northwest European campaign. While the Normandy landings during the summer of 1944 did mark a major turning point in the war in Europe, we should remember that by the end of that year, 91 Allied divisions in northwest Europe faced 65 German divisions across a 250-mile front, while at the same time in the East, 560 Soviet divisions fought 235 German divisions across 2,000 miles.“

    Lloyd Clark
    Kursk: The Greatest Battle

    • Walter B June 23, 2019 at 6:54 am #

      Anyone who understands mathematics and has looked at the casualty figures from WWII should understand the significance of the Russo-German War. The military/civilian casualties that I last saw prove your point beyond question:

      Germany 5M/3M
      Russia 11M/19M
      USA 407K/12K
      UK 383K/67K

      I love math, it is so much more than just numbers.

      • BackRowHeckler June 23, 2019 at 9:05 am #

        Soviet casualties might have topped 26 million.

        For some reason Stalin played down Russian losses in WW2, sticking to the nunber of 7 million dead.

        • malthuss June 23, 2019 at 9:32 am #

          who is to blame?

          • FincaInTheMountains June 23, 2019 at 10:34 am #

            Jews, Jews, Jews Everywhere!

            Merry Russian Song:

            They say that Hemingway in his childhood was a Jew!
            Jews, Jews, Jews Everywhere!

            Came to doctor to treat my gonorrhea, I am a Jew and Doctor’s a Jew

            Jews, Jews, Jews Everywhere!

            youtube.com/watch?v=N6kjBgNs_xY

          • BackRowHeckler June 23, 2019 at 5:08 pm #

            Whos to blame?

            The Waffen SS, the German Army, Spanish Blue Legion, Romanian Army etc

            Brh

          • Walter B June 23, 2019 at 9:21 pm #

            We are all to blame (mankind that is) and we WILL be held accountable for it.

  72. FincaInTheMountains June 23, 2019 at 6:33 am #

    It might get bloody

    That’s the problem – too many scumbags out there for whom their own head is a dime, and someone else’s a penny!.

    President’s Trump main task is restoring of the Constitutional Order in the United States, and so far he’s been pretty good at staying within his Constitutional authority,

  73. Walter B June 23, 2019 at 6:40 am #

    Good to see others reminding us all of the treachery of PNAC and Dirty Dick Cheney Tate, thank you. I get tired of being one of the very few that remembers this blatant insult to America. If we are fortunate, one day someone will be held accountable for the evils perpetrated on us all by these dirt bags,

    • FincaInTheMountains June 23, 2019 at 8:09 am #

      The second Iraq war began in a situation very similar to today’s, or rather the same, but much worse.

      Let me remind you that at that time President Clinton threatened Russia for the second Chechen war in terms of similar threats against Milosevic for attempting to establish Constitutional order in Kosovo.

      And President Yeltsin, sitting in China in the office of the Chinese Prime Minister, in response, reminded him of the presence of Russia’s nuclear triad. Only the Russian Strategic Missile Forces, as well as all the other components of the nuclear triad, were then in a much worse condition than they are now, and the Clintons, in response to these threats, without thinking twice, sanctioned the arrest in New York of the head of the Union State of Russia and Belarus Borodin who came to the inauguration of President-elect George W. Bush!!!!!

      And between these two events, the “Kursk” nuclear submarine “sank”.

      And I do not know why it sunk, but I know that the newly elected President Putin was reported then that it was sunk by two multi-purpose American submarines “Toledo” and “Memphis”.

      And in Sochi, the President of Russia sat with a finger on the red button, since it was unknown that this was an accident, a provocation or the beginning of an attack on Russia by superior forces of NATO. A few days later, President Clinton hastily gave Russia one hundred forty million dollars, ostensibly for dismantling other submarines.

      And in this situation, President Bush took advantage of the September 11 terrorist attack not only to deal with the “villain” who threatened to kill his father, but also to divert many overly aggressive American military away from Russia into Iraq.

      And even from the point of view of international laws, US President Bush had every right to crack down on Saddam Hussein, since peace was not concluded after the first Iraq war, and the cease-fire was stipulated by many conditions that Saddam Hussein constantly violated.

      • JohnAZ June 23, 2019 at 10:56 am #

        I do not understand the perpetual “hope” in DC that a miracle is going to happen and these ME Islamic countries are going to see the error of their ways and capitulate to the “common sense” of the USA and the west. It will not happen.

        Look at the John Kelly peace treaty that was negotiated. It was a crock from its inception. They agreed to postpone certain elements of Nuke development for ten years. In exchange, we gave them lots of money, and we did not even have the ability to check up on them for compliance. They take the money, fund terrorism, continue nuke development. What a great deal. As usual, our Dem led Deep State gave away everything for politics.

        During the last couple of weeks, Iran threatened to finish development of a Nuke in months or even weeks.

        Hmm! Does this sound like a group that have not been doing development. Trump was right on yanking us out of the deal. Obama and Kerry should be put in jail for doing the US dirt with that fiasco of a “deal”.

        These folks are fundamentalist Muslims. They read and believe in the Shia interpretation of the Quran, the rule of Jihad to turn the world to Islam. We are not going to change this, no matter what we offer them or threaten them.

        Trump’s Make Iran Great Again idea is as much an appeasement crock as Kerry’s giveaway. The only thing that is going to change the domestic and foreign policy of Iran is regime change with a secular government put in its place.

        Fat chance without war. And just like the US, half their population would support regime change and the other half is just as zealous about their cause.

        By the way, every power structure needs a scapegoat to blame all their foibles on. For Iran’s Imams, it is the same scapegoat as the rest of the world uses, the Jews of Israel.

        • Tate June 23, 2019 at 11:04 am #

          I don’t think MIGA stands for Make Iran Great Again.

          • capt spaulding June 23, 2019 at 11:35 am #

            It does if that’s what you want it to do.

          • Janos Skorenzy June 23, 2019 at 11:41 am #

            The utter confusion of this man never ceases to amaze. “The Jews of Israel” – lol. Israel is wherever Jews are. Trump didn’t bomb Iran back into the Stone Age so now Az thinks he’s on Iran’s side. All who do not serve Israel are Nazis! John by way of contrast is good boy/goy.

          • Tate June 23, 2019 at 12:06 pm #

            It’s like whatever the last thing he hears. Usually Fox News.

          • JohnAZ June 23, 2019 at 3:30 pm #

            Yep, Fox News

            Because I refuse to watch the deceit on any of the Leftist alternatives.

            Israel is a state in the ME, targeted by the rest of the ME. The Jews in the state of Israel are the targets of the Muslims and obviously you too, Janos. Not me, they have earned my respect and will continue to clobber any Muslim attempt to “push them into the sea”.

            My point which you managed to overlook completely in your vindictiveness against Israel, is that America is not going to be able to deal with Iran. Either ignore the Mullahs or get rid of them. No other options.

            BTW, if Trump would just let Israel take care of business, there would be no Iran problem. And the Sunnis in SA would smile.

          • elysianfield June 24, 2019 at 12:20 am #

            “MIGRA” just might make America great, however….

        • Janos Skorenzy June 23, 2019 at 3:48 pm #

          Yeah John, they’d love to nuke Iran but the World would disown them. And as far as conventional warfare, they fear the loss of their precious blood. Why waste precious lives if they can get dumb White Animals (their viewpoint) to do it for them?

          Remember the Founding of Israel. They let the British do much of the heavy lifting against the Arabs, and then began a campaign of terrorism against the British to drive them out – such is their gratitude.

          And their very low viewpoint of us isn’t completely wrong: Guys like you act like slaves towards them so they are happy to treat you that way. Or if that offends you, how about being viewed as cattle? That’s fine too, right John?

          • JohnAZ June 23, 2019 at 4:02 pm #

            Not cattle slaves or whatever anti-Semitic terms you want to use.

            Just sympathetic to a group of people who have had a target on their back for millennia.

          • Tate June 23, 2019 at 4:26 pm #

            FOR NO REASON WHATSOEVER, lol.

          • Janos Skorenzy June 23, 2019 at 4:38 pm #

            Anti-Semitic? It becomes so when I say it but it’s fine when they do? Fuck you, John.

            Watch Tucker Carlson. He calls Warmonger John Bolton a maniac and a deep state Tapeworm who is always wrong about everything. But the Jews – both Left and Right (you’d be amazed at how little those designations matter to them) love him. He’s a good dog – just like you.

            youtube.com/watch?v=-c0jMsspE7Y

          • Tate June 23, 2019 at 5:30 pm #

            Yep, Jan, he has a life cycle like a tapeworm. When he’s not in government, he’s in one of those high-powered think tanks funded by You Know Who.

    • Tate June 23, 2019 at 10:58 am #

      You’re welcome, Walter, although as you may have noticed, your comment has been “orphaned.” I have no idea who killed its parent or why. Bloody dastard! Now let’s think happy thoughts, such as this:

      “Don’t cry because it’s over; smile because it happened.” — quote misattributed to Adolph Hitler

      • Walter B June 23, 2019 at 9:36 pm #

        Yes I did notice Tate and that is the way things work today. At least you and I connected on the very important factoid and that in itself is a victory though a small one. America does not really want to wake up because they know if they do it gets real shitty, real fast. I can hardly blame them, can you?

        • Tate June 23, 2019 at 11:05 pm #

          No I can’t, not really. Reality will bite soon enough for us all, each in their own special way.

  74. FincaInTheMountains June 23, 2019 at 11:37 am #

    Why Trump is Red, and Hillary Clinton is Black

    Sunday political programs will begin soon and it is unlikely that the main topic will be Trump’s announcement about the start of his election campaign. It’s a pity, but there is no bad without good, and I want to take this opportunity to show that in the age of the Internet, I on my Island can understand the intricacies of American politics thanks to theory of World Projects.

    I want to take this opportunity to fulfill the promise made a few days ago in a “Brief Summary of Military Operations on the North American Front of the War of the Roses after Appointment of John Durham” to explain why I consider the war party in the USA to be a Black World Project and Trump’s American nationalism to be Red.

    Well, I cannot fully explain in this post why I wanted to talk about the link between China and Harlem in New York, because I can only talk about this as an artistic truth in the continuation of the post about San Marino and books on Christian Art, but I can say tentatively that the headquarters of the Black World Project was in Harlem, where the so-called Clinton City sprang up around 125 Street Clinton’s office, strategic management of capitalist China development was carried out from there under the wise leadership of the Chinese Communist Party.

    I understand that this sounds like an oxymoron, but in this case, I inform you, my dear readers, the artistic truth is like the Eskimos – “what I see, I sing about”.

    But first, let us return to the coming political programs in the United States, in which the beginning of Trump’s election campaign is unlikely to be the main topic. I think everything will be overshadowed by the failed US war with Iran, which is used not only to divert attention from just ended US and Russian war in cyberspace, but also from very important statements by Donald Trump at a rally in Orlando, Florida, where he stated that he is pushing his candidacy for a second term, and intends to make the question of Hillary Clinton one of the main themes of his election campaign.

    And the day before he gave an interview to George Stephanopoulos, whom many consider to be the main architect of the victory of Hillary – sorry Bill – Clinton in 1992, and in this interview, he allegedly said that the question of Hillary Clinton was actually a question of relations with Russia. And apparently, after two hours in America, of course they will cover that, but somehow in passing – this is already evident from the news from the Russian media, which receive instructions from the same center as the American.

    Meanwhile, the first pre-election rally of Trump hit the American media with President Trump’s focus on Hillary Clinton and a couple of days ago it was visible to the naked eye, because right after the democratic media in the US stopped serving the global coup d’etat on May 5 and began the normal political propaganda of the election campaign, the main evidence of the inevitable loss of Trump in 2020 was that Hillary Clinton is not participating in this election campaign, and can not be the main factor mobilizing Trump voters, as it happened in 2016.

    And Trump said that he could and would, but as you understand these words at the first rally of the election campaign, are not emotional, but programmatic statements, and they confirm what I have been saying for a long time – Trump and Hillary personify two world projects that are fighting for life and death for power over the world, and not just over Washington and the USA.

    And over Russia, by the way, too, moreover, as the “direct line with Putin” showed, in Russia there is a revolutionary situation, very reminiscent of February 1917, when Russia collapsed into a Black World Project, from which it was pulled out by the Red.

    But everyone continues to pretend that there was no February.

    And all this is happening to the accompaniment of a choir that plays “Moscow – Beijing, Moscow – Beijing, friendship forever” notwithstanding the fact that four years after the first performance of this song, when China saw the Black General Secretary Khrushchev and got acquainted with the materials of the XX Congress of CPSU, it began negotiations with Black America on a union against the blackening USSR.

    But as Madonna just sang in Israel, “not all will get into the future, because not everyone learns from the past”.

    The fact of the matter is that it was then that the process of Clintonisation of the planet began, although Hillary then still marched under the table, but plans to use Chinese labor to bring to their knees not only historic Russia, but also American WASPs, who for some reasons decided that they were shareholders of the corporation “USA”, were already in the making!

    As I explained before, Black and White world projects consider the working class as people of the second or even third grade, but only the Black World project rejects their right to live and they have to prove their right to exist competing with each other for salary and benefits, and those who failed to win this competition must die as dogs as not fit into the market.

    This principle was applied in the 90s not only to Russia, but also to the United States, when Clinton began to withdraw the US industry to China in order to put in place the boorish rednecks, who imagined that they made a valuable contribution to the victory of the United States in the Cold War and are also winners deserving their share.

    Visible part of this spiritual iceberg was the “End of History” of Fukuyama, but life showed that, along with the American working class, to which belong American “thinking class”, the whole of the United States flew into the abyss as a country.

    The year 2008 refuted Blacks in the United States, who believed then and believe now that it was not the working class that creates values, but perfecti that gave profane work, without which these profane would simply die like dogs.

    And Trump personifies the Red America, which believes that the American working class is the main America, and those who take American factories to China are stinking bitches, pests and the enemies of the people.

    And if the enemies of the American people do not have accounting books in America, where $15 per hour is the minimum wage, then the State should protect the American working class from the competition with cheap Chinese labor with import duties on products manufactured by American companies in China.

    • GreenAlba June 23, 2019 at 2:24 pm #

      “And Trump personifies the Red America, which believes that the American working class is the main America, and those who take American factories to China are stinking bitches, pests and the enemies of the people.”

      Hmmm… That will be why he got his products made in Mexico, China, Indonesia and Bangladesh, to name but a few (an article behind a paywall tells me 12 countries, but I can’t see the list).

      It seems that when this duplicity was discovered, only 15% of the articles in the Trump online store were made in the US.

      So maybe not quite Red. Maybe pink. Or whatever you get when you mix red and black.

      Even I wouldn’t have called Trump a stinking bitch, though.

      • GreenAlba June 23, 2019 at 2:26 pm #

        Maybe he did it so that his core voters could afford his fancy clothing lines. No? Just greed and contempt for ordinary Americans? Well, I’ll have to leave that one with you.

        • K-Dog June 23, 2019 at 2:40 pm #

          Trump just wants to keep the party going as long as his hand can grope.

          The strategy is to drone a few ships and make it look like Iran did it. People are so stupid. Then Iran will need to be disciplined after the the donkey tail of this lie is pinned on the donkey’s ass of the American public. Iran will need to be disciplined and there will be no more talk of men with families. The power of empire must be expressed and will be as long as emperor Trump rules. Cheap energy at whatever cost is part of the last man standing philosophy and will be to his end so it is time to go. Change is essential.

          Great change is our future and the earth is running a fever.

          Crazy times in a crazy land! Farmin is going to suffer hard this year. And next year, and ……

          • BackRowHeckler June 23, 2019 at 4:59 pm #

            How will your future lefty Pres deal with Iran, kdog?

            Become bosom buddies?

            Grant them most favored trade status?

            Adopt Islam as our official religion to show the Mullahs we’re down with Mohammed?

            Brh

          • Tate June 23, 2019 at 5:26 pm #

            The latest TIME cover. Degeneracy is our Strength.

            imgur.com/sLVzRRc

          • BackRowHeckler June 23, 2019 at 5:37 pm #

            We read Time like we used to read Mad Magazine.

            (If we read it at all)

            Remember, back in the day, all the heroic, ass sucking, images of Obama on Time’s covers?

            Brh

  75. FincaInTheMountains June 23, 2019 at 3:45 pm #

    That will be why he got his products made in Mexico, China, Indonesia and Bangladesh

    Trying playing Hillary’s semantic games with me, Ms. Alba? Try harder.

    Comparing the businessman’s decision to get the best price for the merchandise he needs to conduct his business under current market conditions with strategic decision to send ENTIRE American industry to China?!

    • GreenAlba June 23, 2019 at 4:27 pm #

      Keep the repulsive Hillary out of it.

      He was making luxury items, sold at luxury prices. Your excuses are semantic games, Finca.

      Any other businessman or woman could say exactly the same thing about their decision to make their product abroad, whether they’re making silk ties or cars.

      Try harder indeed.

      • BackRowHeckler June 23, 2019 at 5:04 pm #

        So, GA, where you live, is all your stuff manufactured right there in Scotland?

        Brh

        • GreenAlba June 23, 2019 at 5:23 pm #

          I think you’re missing the point, brh, but you know that.

          I worked (and still work freelance) for a publishing company that has its typesetting done in Malaysia and its printing done in China.

          There were 70 people working in the Edinburgh office when I started in 1998 (many more before that) and now there are six, excluding me, because I took voluntary redundancy when they imposed redundancy on 7 or 8 or my colleagues (one got to keep her job because I effectively gave her mine, and it suited both of us at that time). Many of the jobs had previously gone to Chennai, but those particular redundancies were made so that our salaries could be used to develop ‘e-product’ in the US!!! Yep, it was St Louis and Philadephia that benefited from that bit of global management.

          I’m perfectly familiar with the way these things operate.

          But there are two relevant points here:

          (1) Nobody told my company to send production abroad. They did it because someone else did it first and margins in medical book publishing are tight, students not being rich. If they hadn’t, then the publishing staff and production management staff (still mostly in the UK) wouldn’t have had jobs either because the business would have had to shut down if it had continued to do its own typesetting (they did some until around 2000) and had its printing done in the UK.

          I’m not arguing for the model – I don’t like it – I’m just saying once one company in the business sector does it they have a competitive advantage and you either follow suit or you go out of business and lose even the jobs you could still retain at home.

          (2) And more relevant to your point, brh, the CEO of the firm I worked for didn’t stand for president or leader of a political party on a platform criticising globalism. Because that would have made him a hypocrite.

          If Trump had ‘fessed up while he was campaigning and said he regretted that the global model had contributed to his fortune, that would have been more…er interesting.

          • Majella June 23, 2019 at 9:45 pm #

            “Trump” & “fessed up” in the same sentence! **

      • JohnAZ June 23, 2019 at 6:51 pm #

        Two things contributed to the movement of production out of he USA and probably Scotland too.

        1. The cost of labor. The vaunted middle class manufacturing jobs were very expensive, primarily due to union pay elevations through many years.

        2. The cost of corporate taxation. Before Trump’s tax cut, I believe the tax rate was 37%. Ireland’s for example was 11%. Trump’s reduction, I believe was to 15%. The exodus slowed and with tariffs now to balance the trade deficit, manufacturing is starting up again.

        We need to decide if we are to be a legitimate manufacturing country.

        See ya in 2020.

        • GreenAlba June 23, 2019 at 7:07 pm #

          Absolutely, JohnAZ, re (1) anyway. Publishing is