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If 2021 was the year of maximum corruption, political decadence, and mind-fuckery in US history, 2022 is looking like a convulsive snap-back to the harrowing rigors of reality, spiked with shocking losses, reckonings, and not a little retribution for the rogues and reprobates who drove our country into a ditch. Quandaries abound now in the wreckage of economy, culture, and polity. The years of anything-goes-and-nothing-matters have ended — though you might not know it yet, at this very advent of Twenty-Double-Deuce. Welcome to the banquet of consequences. Soup’s on!

The American people have been played backwards and forwards, inside and out, through and through, and up and down; driven to the very edge of national suicide by a combine of enemies within and without. If China’s CCP wanted to take maximum advantage of a weakened, confused USA, they couldn’t have found more zealous help-mates than the seditious Democratic Party, along with Dr. Anthony Fauci’s treasonous public health empire, the murderous pharmaceutical companies, the recklessly dishonest news media, and a demonic host of federal agencies, especially the three-stooge “Intel Community” — the CIA (Moe), DOJ (Larry), FBI (Curley) — plus the many secret horror chambers in the Pentagon. Throw in the Big Tech tyrants, the Marxist mandarins on campus, and the satanic narcissists of Hollywood. Oh, and let’s not forget the evil principality of grift and swindling that is Wall Street.

We still don’t know exactly what role the CCP and its Peoples’ Liberation Army played in the origins of Covid-19, and we don’t know because the US government doesn’t want us to know — because they had a role in it — and the news media won’t lift a finger to find out, either, because they are the propaganda arm of the regime in power. We do know an awful lot about the operations of Dr. Fauci and his colleagues in funding the development of the virus in Wuhan for the purpose of introducing a wildly profitable set of “vaccines” which, if anything, prolonged and exacerbated the pandemic, and harmed or killed millions all over the world.

We also know that this same set of players in public health and Big Pharma gamed the clinical trials that preceded the emergency use authorizations that loosed the “vaccines” on the people, and that they deliberately obstructed and suppressed proven treatments with inexpensive off-patent drugs that would have saved many hundreds of thousands of lives if they had been allowed within so-called standards-of-practice that rule medicine these days. The same gang fudged their statistical reporting wherever possible, especially by failing to fix the kludgy CDC VAERS website for listing adverse reactions to the “vaccines,” but also in creating conditions that made it impossible to discern actual Covid deaths from “vaccine” deaths, and deaths either caused by co-morbidities or extraneous occurrences such as highway accidents or gunshot killings.

In 2021, a mountain of evidence was accumulated about all this criminal mischief, capped by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s massive book about Dr. Fauci’s unholy career at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), a virtual prosecution manual, meticulously annotated, that will be used in countless lawsuits against Dr. Fauci, his colleagues who outlive him, and the many agencies and NGOs — and perhaps in actual criminal trials of these very well-known perps.

This is where things stand at the turning of the new year 2022. Who doesn’t want to know where this historic game goes from here? A lot of story-lines are changing and quickly. It’s obvious that the “Joe Biden” admin wants to run the pandemic for at least one more year, most particularly to keep in place the “emergency” mail-in ballot scam that perverted the 2020 election. But more than half the country is onto that con and I predict that we’ll see more rigorous voting rules and regs in place — or, if those reforms meet resistance, a battle so fierce over them that the elections may not even take place on schedule.

Just now, too many Americans are already fed up with being pushed around by public officials supposedly for their own good. They see through the evils of the Covid-19 racket. They’ve watched the rape of the public interest. They understand that the “vaccines” were a disastrous experiment run lawlessly. They’ve witnessed the harms done to themselves and their loved ones. They’re appalled at the hijacking of science by people as scientifically profane as the necromancers, astrologasters, and inquisitors of yore.

They won’t submit to any more lockdowns, to any more attempts to interfere with and destroy small business. They’ve had enough of the race-and-gender hustles that have disordered society, ruined cities that were already struggling, traduced the basic principle of public safety, and forced people to play pretend around obvious psychopathology and depravity. They are not going to play along anymore. They are going to resist and fight — in the city councils, in the school boards, in the courts, and on battlefields, if it comes to that.

Ol’ Man Pandemic

He just kept rollin’ along. The weaker but more infectious Omicron variant of coronavirus currently ripping through global populations looks like a signal that the end of this vicious melodrama is in sight. Let’s predict that the actual disease phase of Covid-19 burns itself out by spring at the latest, unless malign actors have more lab-grown monsters they can release into the general population whenever they feel like it. But the demonically-installed harms built into the vaccines will keep killing and disabling people for a long time to come.

We know that the spike proteins have been clinically observed lurking in human bodies as much as fifteen months after a shot of mRNA, and that they induce a lot of damage to blood vessels, organs, and immune systems. We’re just coming into the first anniversary of the vaccines — not to mention that millions have gotten additional shots and then boosters right up to this week — so those harmful spike proteins will be working their hoodoo all of 2022 and beyond.

As the Thai-German doctor Sucharit Bhakdi warned recently, the compromised immune systems of the vaxxed may provoke a large-scale revival of age-old killer diseases like tuberculosis that are ever-present in small amounts in our bodies and usually suppressed. The people of Asia and Africa are particularly susceptible because public sanitation and clean water there is sketchier. The vaccines are also said to provoke the expression of lurking cancers, especially among those in remission from illness. The residual mortality from the vaccines may end up being greater than the deaths from the virus itself.

In the background of all that lurks that ominous prediction made by the Deagel military analysis company several years ago that estimated the population of the USA would crash to 99-million in 2025 — down from over 330-million now. Deagel never even explained that, and they took down the web page last year when their alarming forecast suddenly started looking plausible. Just sayin’.

Any way you cut it, the Covid-19 episode will thunder through the lives of many millions of people, especially in the nations of Western Civ, which has taken the hardest hits in terms of self-destructive government policy. The pandemic has accelerated the collapse of industrial economies, a process I call the long emergency, and eventually it will end up affecting all nations, even if the West happens to go down first. Societies will be propelled through a period of disorder, surely longer and more difficult in some places than others, depending on local resources. The destination of this journey is a place where the human project is run at much lower scale and pitch than we have gotten used to in our time, with far fewer “modern” comforts and conveniences, and shocking losses in knowledge and applied science. It won’t be the first time this has happened in human history, but the wreckage will be much greater.

Economy, Finance, and Money

Our economy is hitched to our energy resources. The business model for providing fossil fuels to the global economy is broken in many ways, and therefore the business model of a high-tech industrial production economy is also broken. The shale oil industry was launched on a high tide of near-zero financing and over a decade since then it produced an enormous quantity of oil (though less-than first-rate, short on heavy distillates such as diesel and heating oil). In the process, shale oil producers proved they could not make any money on these very expensive operations, and we now enter a period of capital scarcity that will make it harder for them to attract new investment and continue performing. Besides that, they are exhausting the “sweet spots” for drilling and fracking.

What’s left after you subtract shale oil are the conventional fields that were in steep decline in 2008 when the shale campaign got underway. In 2022, expect US oil production to fall below 9-million barrels a day. We consume just under 20-million barrels-a-day, and import the difference. You would have every reason to expect that a more disorderly world scene may interfere with our oil imports in 2022. Expect consumption to drop too, as economic activity weakens. Let’s predict consumption will fall to 15-million barrels-a-day. The oil markets will therefore be disorderly, with price oscillation as shortages and demand destruction push and pull each other. Remember the basic equation: oil over $75-a-barrel weakens economies; oil under $75-a-barrel crushes oil companies.

The wish persists that we can run the complex systems of modern life on alternative energy sources, but that wish is just not panning out. The realization that this is so will spread through western civ in 2022 and create more anxiety, more disordered thinking, cultish behavior, and breakdown of social norms. For now, the public arena is entirely occupied by the mass formation psychosis that first erupted around Donald Trump and then shifted to Covid-19. The stresses and tension of these demoralizing dynamics may lead in 2022 to the outbreak of political violence that will make it even harder to reach consensus on a way through our economic quandaries.

Let’s agree to compress our recent economic history, since I’ve rehearsed it many times in weekly blogs at Clusterfuck Nation: We replaced our on-the-ground goods manufacturing activities with so-called financialization, essentially the manufacture of debt — borrowing from the future to run our complex systems today, to compensate for the losses accrued by our broken energy business model. It was all a swindle, since you can’t create prosperity with the sheer management of instruments purporting to represent wealth if there is no real production of material wealth behind it. Debt is not wealth. You can play games with it in financial markets, buy and sell it, manipulate interest rates and prices to give the appearance of things functioning. But that only goes so far — specifically to the point where reality overcomes artifice, and that’s where we are now. Substituting debt for wealth introduced perversities into the economy. Now you can’t tell the real value of anything — “price discovery” is disabled — and that bleeds into socio-economic behavior, too. Now, many business activities, including the supposedly self-consciously ethical fields of higher-ed and medicine, have become dreadful rackets, which is to say efforts to make money dishonestly. We can’t pretend that all this is okay anymore. We’re left with a gigantic edifice of debt that will never be paid back and a whole lot of bad behavior that is corroding our humanity.

After two decades of papering over our inability to pay for running our society, the Federal Reserve has finally achieved old-school inflation — the destruction of money itself — not just the pumping up of share prices, their specialty for so many years. They kept inflation at bay all that time by exporting it to other countries who sent us real stuff in exchange for our paper promises: treasury bills, notes, bonds. Covid lockdowns and the destruction of business finally killed that longstanding equilibrium and then growing ill feeling between the US and China starting killing supply chains. Now, globalism is on the ropes and with it our ability to export US treasury paper. All the “helicopter money” flushed into the system during Covid now chases goods that have a tougher journey to their points-of-sale. Parts of machines, cars, and many other things become hard to get. Prices go up. Systems break down and their failures ramify in other systems.

With inflation running officially around 8 percent, and unofficially more like 15 percent, the real interest rate on a ten-year treasury bond is the nominal 1.49 percent minus between 8 and 15 percent, a deeply negative number. Owning that paper is a dead loss. If the rate of inflation continues merely apace of 2021 in 2022, the loss will steepen. If inflation continues greater than apace of 2021, treasury paper will be like so many smallpox blankets on the global bond market and America will be verging on Weimar-style runaway inflation. We won’t be able to offer any more bonds in return for stuff. The Fed will have to eat them. We’ll be importing inflation, the prices of goods will  keep going up. America is in a hole of our own digging. What can be done?

The Fed has two choices, both of them unpromising. 1) “Tightening.”  By measured increments, the Fed quits QE, (quantitative easing, buying bonds, a.k.a. “monetizing debt”) not just US treasury paper, but also corporate bonds, and mortgage-backed securities. They move to raise interest rates to above par with real inflation rates to give people back the old reality-based incentive for buying bonds in the first place, which is a reliable stream of interest greater than inflation. The last time inflation threatened America, 1981, Fed Chairman Paul Volcker jacked up fed fund (short-term) rates to 20 percent, which put the schnitz on borrowing for a time, caused a recession, but got-er done. The catch is, the national debt and the balance sheet of the Fed were minuscule then compared to the incomprehensible trillions on-board now. And there was still a lot of actual productive industry left in the country.

An end to quantitative easing combined with raising interest rates would recalibrate markets to equilibrium — which is to say, crash them, because the end of near-zero interest would mean no more using leverage (borrowed money) to buy stocks, which are wildly overvalued after years and years of these shenanigans. The bid on stocks would end. Not enough buyers to meet sellers. Markets go down. That prompts more selling… a rush to the exits… look out below….

Tightening would crash the value of bonds, too, because bond value has an inverse relationship to interest rates — as they rise, the tradable price of bonds goes down. So, bond-holders would take a bath. Tightening actually makes money disappear — phhhtttt! — because it causes defaults (people not paying off their debts). In our system, money is loaned into existence and welshed-on loans sends money out of existence. People and corporations go broke. Higher interest rates also will make corporations default on their bond payments. Without access to more debt, many big companies may have to shut down, go out of business, perhaps forever. Government, buried under massive debt, would choke on higher interest payments. As money goes out of existence, capital becomes scarce and small business, which desperately depends on revolving credit, goes broke. The net effect of all this damage in financial markets is of deep economic depression, in this case, the long emergency case, probably a depression that becomes permanent since the basis of this particular high-energy economy, the oil industry, collapses along with everything else.

The Federal Reserve’s choice number 2) is: Don’t tighten. Rather, continue to print money like crazy, maybe even more than before, and keep trying to suppress interest rates. Keep buying bonds, notes, whatever debt paper the system pukes up. This is just the tired old scheme called kicking the can further down the road. The problem is, we’re at the end of the road. Old-school inflation had already kicked off in 2021 from two decades of QE, which was then greatly aggravated by the massive government spending to mitigate Covid. There’s no more jiggering with bond-buying and finagling the interest rates, and playing hide-the-salami with bank reserves, and stashing money in “special purpose vehicles” and other banking hidey-holes that will avail to keep things stable and happy. From here on, printing money like crazy only destroys the value of our money. You’ll have plenty of money, only it’ll get more worthless by the day — which is just another way of going broke.

Then, as the dollar purchases less and less stuff, dollars held overseas get dumped in exchange for whatever stuff is on offer: ores, grain, finished products, US real estate, precious metals, other less-damaged currencies, what-have-you. Better to own things of actual value than dollars that are fast-losing their purchasing power. Foreigners dump US treasury bonds, too, since inflation destroys their value. As foreigners do this, the dollars return home to the US provoking yet more inflation. Before long, America is awash in dollars and short on goods that you can buy with those dollars. You’re rich in dollars yet broke at the same time.

The outcome in both cases is substantially the same: the standard-of-living in America goes way down. What I predict for 2022 is that the Federal Reserve will embark on a much-heralded tightening program — and then abandon it at the first sign of trouble, the inevitable stock market downturn. Then the Fed will be back to buying our own debt paper and attempting to stuff interest rates back down, if they can, which may not be possible anymore. The Fed soon loses all control over American money. They may try to retire “old” dollars and replace them with “new” dollars backed by something, gold and silver being the obvious candidates. That will lead to a severe upward re-pricing of both metals. Let’s predict gold at $5,000 and silver at $200 by the end of 2022.

There may be a half-assed attempt to establish some kind of official US digital currency (this has been rumored for years). The experiment will fail. Americans will resist being herded into that corral where their every financial transaction is traceable, taxable, and punishable. They will have learned their lesson about that from the Covid-19 tyrannies. They are sick of being pushed around. They no longer trust the authorities in money, government, medicine, or anything else. Anyway, as a practical matter, too many Americans operate on the fringes of the system already and depend on cash for doing all their business. Many of these are what’s called “un-banked.” They cannot participate in computerized payment systems. They will remain outside the digi-loop doing business with silver, gold, or various kinds of stuff. They’ll operate like 14th century Venetians.

I kind of doubt Bitcoin and its imitators will survive a whole lot longer after the financial system is forced to recalibrate to reality. They have thrived solely as targets of speculation. The block-chain is very clever, but ultimately Bitcoin and its ilk represent… nothing… no-thing(s). They attracted a lot of money that was just sloshing around the system during the years of artificial pseudo-prosperity, and that’s over. Anyway, they depend utterly on a stable Internet and electric grid to function and you’d be surprised at the fragility lurking in both those systems. Early 2022 may be your last chance to get out of Bitcoin with anything to show for your adventures in it.

Politics and Society

The mass formation psychosis described by Mattias Desmet of the University of Ghent is behind much of what we’ve been seeing in US politics for some years now. It was apparently triggered by the election of Donald Trump. But it seems to me the syndrome was groomed and cultivated by America’s “deep state” security, surveillance, and intelligence apparatus for decades before. Liberal Democrats didn’t have to go batshit crazy over Trump. Rather, they were manipulated into it by the deep state’s agents in the major media, starting with the preposterous RussiaGate collusion psy-op and extending through four years of nefarious schemes to disable and oust Mr. Trump. Though portrayed as the arch-enemy of the pets and pet projects of the Left — identity Marxism, open borders — as president, Mr. Trump was really much more a threat to the deep state itself, and to its matrix of wealth, power, and privilege, and they pulled out all the stops except assassination to shove him off the game-board.

His perseverance and resilience in the face of all that, was remarkable. But in the end, his enemies engineered an election marinated in various flavors of fraud, and managed to get rid of the Golden Golem of Greatness. How “Joe Biden,” the empty husk of a grifting, ward-heeling pol, came to be nominated by the Democratic Party is one of the abiding mysteries of modern times. His victory in the Super Tuesday primary, which cinched the nomination for him, was surely rigged by the DNC. His campaign, from start to finish, was a sham of hiding from the public. If the voters had been allowed to see the material on his son, Hunter, and the slime-trail of bribes recorded in hundreds of emails, contracts, and other documents on the “laptop from Hell,” “Joe Biden” would be in federal prison rather than the White House. But Facebook, Twitter, and Google conspired to censor all mention of that, and the people never got the news. So, now what?

Well, moving into the early winter of 2022, Americans are discovering just how badly they have been played on Covid-19, and how badly “Joe Biden” & Co. have handled economic matters and other things, like the daily invasion across the Mexican border, and how poorly “JB” & Co. have managed our foreign relations — the Afghan withdrawal fiasco, etc — and generally what a pathetic a figure “JB” presents to the world… and all this is looking like the ghost dance of the Democratic Party. Let’s predict the party will not survive the 2022 midterm elections intact as a coherent political faction.

I’ll give 70 / 30 odds that “Joe Biden” steps aside “for health reasons” well before the midterm election. He’s falling apart before our eyes. He can barely utter a comprehensible sentence. He embarrasses himself and the country every day. His poll numbers are in the sub-basement…. So, okay, he basically takes a dive and retires from the scene. Kamala Harris is sworn in. President Harris nominates Barack Obama as vice-president. Say, what…!

Mr. Obama is back in charge — like, was he ever not in charge since Jan 20, 2021, really? — going so far as to brazenly occupy the Oval Office as Veep for daily business — consigning Ms. Harris to a broom closet. Democrats clamor for Ms. Harris to resign and officially hand the reins to Mr. Obama. (Presidents are limited to two elected terms in office, but the constitution does not stipulate such a circumstantial appointment to office.) Kamala graciously steps aside. For the sake of “unity” and gender balance, Mr. Obama nominates Liz Cheney as the new vice-president. That’s one possible scenario. Rewrite that play with Hillary Clinton instead of Barack Obama. The Democrats are going to have to try some desperate move to retain power.

Even so, it’s hard to imagine any circumstances in which the Democratic Party retains effective control of the government. In the event that the midterm election is actually held, let’s predict Republicans regain majority control of the House and Senate, with many new faces of the MAGA persuasion among them. The Dems hopes and dreams for transformative change get flushed down the toilet. Government at the national level becomes impotent, ineffectual, unable to discharge its duties or manage anything — all this predicted explicitly, by the way, in The Long Emergency (Grove-Atlantic, 2005). Will our foreign adversaries take advantage of the situation? Can the fifty states manage their affairs without subsidies from Washington DC? Governors had better be planning for strange times.

The political right has been careful and cautious since the debacle of the January 6, 2021 march on the Capitol building. The poor boobs cajoled by FBI plants to break into the joint have been treated abominably by their government, and probably extra-legally. But mainly, the Jan. 6th caper put a damper on any more right-wing street action during “Joe Biden’s” year in office. That may change in 2022. The mood of politically-motivated people on either side of the spectrum has got to be aggravated by the tanking economy. And as the year rolls on, it will just be hungry, angry Americans of all sorts raising hell because they don’t know what else to do.

All the anxiety driving the mass formation psychosis that had first focused on Trump, and then on Covid-19 (and the unvaccinated), may now finally shift its energy at the actual source of our woes and sorrows: the DC establishment. The decline and fall of Covid-19 is going to leave a big hole in the nation’s anxious, wasted soul, and it will have to be filled with something. We’re thrust into a scene that resembles Civil War, but it becomes harder and harder to determine who is on what side, or what the sides even are — or as Mick Jagger famously hollered at Altamont CA in ’69, “Who’s foit-ing an’ whut faw?” It’s sheer clusterfuck. Murphy’s Law meets Zombieland during Seven Days in May.

Geopolitics

    Gawd, who knows…? The Russians are sorely pissed because thirty years ago after the Soviet system clocked out, and eventually Vlad Putin tried to paste some kind of functioning nation back together out of the debris, we promised them in plain talk to not expand NATO, and then, year after year, we proceeded to add more countries to NATO including former Soviet Republics hedging right up to Russia’s border. Then, the US under Mr. Obama ran the “color revolution” in Ukraine, attempting to strong-arm that pathetic punching bag of a state to come over to our side… and having done that, we’re now threatening to bring them into NATO, meaning we would like to station rockets and perhaps troops and all kinds of other military stuff on what has been the doormat for every attempted invasion of Russia in modern history. Are you surprised that Russia has drawn a line in the sand there?

One can’t have a whole lot of confidence in Anthony Blinken’s State Department or in General Milley’s Woked-up, transsexual army that calling Russia’s bluff on this might work out well for the USA. Considering how economically weak we are now, how tragically disunited we are, how pussified and squishy we’ve become, maybe starting a war over Ukraine isn’t such a hot idea. One can only hope.

On the other side is China, Uncle Xi’s re-born Middle Kingdom, with gleaming skyscrapers, dazzling new airports and highways, the fabulous social credit system for controlling her huge population Orwell-style. China has a lot going for her, but what’s going against her isn’t so obvious, starting with the fact that she’s hurting for long-term fossil fuel supplies. China just doesn’t have that much oil or natgas, and she’s using ever-lower quality coal to drive her industry. Her oil imports have to travel through two global choke-points, the Strait of Hormuz and the Strait of Malacca. In short, despite China’s great strides moving from the twelfth century into dazzling modernity, she might stumble on the energy quandary — like all the other “advanced” nations.

It’s no secret that under the ambitious Marxist emperor Xi Jinping, China wants to occupy the World Hegemon role that America is struggling not to abandon. Hegemon-ship usually requires geographical expansion. We’re certainly concerned about a takeover of Taiwan, which is, effectively, America’s offshore microchip facility. China could conceivably gain control over Taiwan by a thousand tiny steps without firing a shot — as the CCP has infiltrated US politics, media, and education — or by force, if only to make a theatrical point, but why invite the possibility of a nuclear exchange?

China has been adventuring in many remote parts of the world for years without drawing much international attention, buying farmland and mining sites throughout East Africa, and now she is eyeing openings in several resource-rich South American nations that recently elected friendly socialist presidents. China was awarded contracts to operate ports at both ends of the strategically important Panama Canal over twenty years ago, and Panama signed a memorandum of agreement to join China’s Belt-and-Road initiative in 2017. That got the attention of the Trump administration, which was meeting China’s expansionism with tariffs and sanctions. Mr. Trump caused several Chinese infrastructure projects for bridges, high-speed rail, and port improvements in the Canal Zone to be suspended. “Joe Biden,” a major Chinese client, is now looking the other way.

Can China actually control the unruly lands of Central Asia vital to her Belt-and-Road ambitions? For instance, Afghanistan, where China looks to establish giant mining operations, but has yet to tangle with the feisty Taliban. Let’s predict that China in 2022 is stymied in expansion and hamstrung by her energy problems. And add to that trouble in her export markets of the USA and Europe, as they begin to implode financially and the demand for Chinese manufactured goods declines.

Then there is China’s banking morass, bazillions of loans gone bad, giant businesses wobbling, and collateral in the form of a thousand skyscrapers built out of cement so inferior that it’s a miracle the buildings still stand up. How will China’s fragile banking system contend with contagion from the financial problems of the US and Europe? Let’s predict that China finds herself in enough economic difficulty that domestic disorder breaks out, the government over-reacts to it, and she becomes too paralyzed with internal political problems to make any mischief beyond her border for now.

Finally, Europe. Oh, lovely Europe, the tourist theme-park of my lifetime with its beautiful cities, tidy landscapes, its cafes, cathedrals, girls on motorbikes, its fabulous deep culture. Looks like the whole shebang is going down the chute now, with intimations of a return to 20th century political upheaval. Somehow, Covid-19 has provoked Austria and Germany to return to behavior that smells a little bit like what went on in the Hitler years. Hard to believe, I know, but look at them! Police state tactics! Forced vaccinations! Lockdowns! Harsh punishments for those who resist. It’s sickening, and looks like it’s getting entrenched.

Euroland’s economy is a mess. Its energy problems are worse than China’s. Except for Norway, with its dwindling North Sea oil fields, and some played-out coal mines, Europe has next to nothing for fossil fuels. Germany’s feckless “green” wind-and-solar project hasn’t worked out. She is more and more dependent on Russian oil and gas, and Germany’s position in NATO subjects her to the machinations of the USA against Russia, which has stymied the opening of Russia’s Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline across the Baltic Sea. They may end up freezing this winter, and starving the following winter. The European banking system is a laughable fraud, since the EU has no control of the fiscal decisions made by member governments that issue increasingly worthless bonds. It’s going to be a rough year there with governments coming and going — stumbling as they go. Perhaps France gets a little lucky. The maverick journalist Éric Zemmour wins the election as president and spurs a revival of French national spirit. He’s still stuck with the rot in financials, but at least he bolsters the country’s morale. And unlike the Germans, France did not choose to close down its nuclear power industry, so the lights stay on there.

There you have it, ye denizens of Clusterfuck Nation. I can do no more with this. I wish you all fortitude in the twelve months ahead, and courage, and kindness, and all the good things that we are capable of. We’ll need that. There is still a lot to cherish about this country of ours, the good old USA, and I believe we’ll rediscover that in Double-deuce, along with some ability to tell ourselves the truth about things that matter and act consistently with it! Excelsior, brave hearts!


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James Howard Kunstler is the author of many books including (non-fiction) The Geography of Nowhere, The City in Mind: Notes on the Urban Condition, Home from Nowhere, The Long Emergency and the four-book series of World Made By Hand novels, set in a post economic crash American future. His most recent book is Living in the Long Emergency; Global Crisis, the Failure of the Futurists, and the Early Adapters Who Are Showing Us the Way Forward. Jim lives on a homestead in Washington County, New. York, where he tends his garden and communes with his chickens.

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  1. a kullervo December 31, 2021 at 9:34 am #

    As mankind descends into madness, those striving for sanity get drawn closer and closer to hell – welcome to the Unavoidable: everything – and everyone – serves The Everlasting Dissatisfaction.

    My humble advice to the sane: enjoy what you do; bear in mind you will have to let go.

    In 2022, may serenity come your way / ataraxia be in the stars for you.

    Cloud – River – Lake (radical acceptance)

    • TaxDonkey December 31, 2021 at 9:52 am #

      Agreed. Psychologically embrace a simpler lifestyle.

      It’s a shame so few of the citizenry understand this predicament we’re in, so it’s not going to be a gentle coordinated ride with helpful chaperones and wise mentors leading the way.

      • Not_GeorgeT December 31, 2021 at 10:22 am #

        The energy thing was brought up a couple of times.

        Seems not a lot of people are paying attention to it.

        Simpler lifestyle indeed.

        • lastman December 31, 2021 at 10:59 am #

          Not…problem is, some people just have too much money or at least think they do. For now.

          I read a deal over at ZH this morning that stated that gamblers (my moniker for them) in the market made nearly 30% this year. Fukn bs. Meanwhile, savers get it in the…Then you have pill o c insider trading millions of calls. Ah f me…nothing to see here.

          Well, all I can say is that we have positioned ourselves such that we cherry pick these gamblers…and I am not saying that they are bad folks, it’s just their world.

          Best of luck to all here in 2022.

          We’re going to need it.

      • lastman December 31, 2021 at 10:49 am #

        At least there are a few of us that “have each other” lol.

      • Hereward the Woke December 31, 2021 at 10:58 am #

        TD: most are incapable of leading a “simpler lifestyle”. They’ve let themselves be poisoned with a fake vaccine so they can indulge in those vital existential and spiritual pleasures of going to Disneyland and watching Rage against the Machine.

        • TaxDonkey December 31, 2021 at 7:08 pm #

          They’re going to need CRISPR9 technology to fix the genetic damage from the shots. LOL.

      • Walter B December 31, 2021 at 11:09 am #

        What I have a real hard time understanding and accepting is that while it is so obvious and apparent that everything the government has been doing is beating down everyone and everything, and driving a “Fear Everything” agenda, so many people convince themselves that Big Brother is actually saving them. Or is it that this is what the sellout media portrays and is not true? If that’s the case, it would explain why tv screens are popping up everywhere, even on the gas pumps on the Outer Banks. Constant mind fucking, a diet of doom!

        • elysianfield December 31, 2021 at 1:12 pm #

          ” it would explain why tv screens are popping up everywhere, even on the gas pumps on the Outer Banks…”

          Walter,
          Hunh…maybe the revolution WILL be televised….

          • Blackbird December 31, 2021 at 2:21 pm #

            Ely,

            I expect that it is “wide-spread acceptance of the mandates” that will be televised.

        • oilie December 31, 2021 at 1:51 pm #

          Yeah, I don’t see many of those . . “Americans . . already fed up with being pushed around by public officials supposedly for their own good. . . and seeing through the evils of the Covid-19 racket.”

          What I am seeing is folks in masks taking their second booster jabs and calling me a heartless criminal for not doing it. And even if there was some contingent of the public at large willing to call out the covidian perps, I don’t see anyone in TPTB going after them with any real consequences. The only way there will be any payment for the official sins of the last two years will be when folks take up their own pitchforks.

          • Cactus Girl December 31, 2021 at 2:48 pm #

            @Oilie: yeah, I don’t see them either. I know a a woman who _had_ Covid, also got the shots AND boosters, and then proceeded to proclaim she was “Worried about catching it because you can get it twice.” I don’t know anyone else besides me who is unvaccinated.

          • Anthea January 1, 2022 at 2:38 am #

            Most of my family and near neighbors are not vaxxed. Most of my church members are unvaxxed–the vaxxed being mostly the elderly. When the mask mandate was lifted, the church had a mask-burning party.

            My next-door neighbor stopped attending his church in a “woke” suburb because they are all vaxxed and exposure to them gave him a migraine every time he attended.

            A recent outbreak of covid in this area revealed that just about everyone has Ivermectin.

        • Hereward the Woke December 31, 2021 at 3:01 pm #

          I believe it’s called Mass Formation Psychosis.

          • Not_GeorgeT December 31, 2021 at 7:22 pm #

            It is fostered by all those programing screens referred to as tv.

        • anmariwakaranai December 31, 2021 at 5:14 pm #

          I think those screens might really be watching YOU

          • Not_GeorgeT January 2, 2022 at 11:54 am #

            Possible.

            I spend almost zero time in front of a tv, nothing new, been like this for many years. I’m also one of those tin-foil hat people who keeps tape over computer cameras.

            I usually keep a headset plugged into the audio input, set on mute.

            I read somewhere the dollar stores are going to start charging $1.25 instead of $1.00.
            The price of my hats will be going up, and the state will forcibly extract a few more cents per transaction.

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    • Hardrock December 31, 2021 at 10:30 am #

      Krishnamurti?

      Everlasting Dissatisfaction —-> Everlasting NO?

      Makes me wonder if he read Carlyle????

      • Hereward the Woke December 31, 2021 at 10:59 am #

        Krishnamurti v Kristallnacht.

    • Alfred December 31, 2021 at 11:38 am #

      New Year’s resolution…

      Follow good advice.

      Muhammad said, “Be in this world as if you were a stranger or a traveler along a path.”

      Jesus said, “Become passersby.”

      Happy New Year

      • debt December 31, 2021 at 1:17 pm #

        Muhammad – “Kill your enemies.”

        Jesus – “Love your enemies.”

    • Jarek December 31, 2021 at 11:48 am #

      https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/metanoia

      Metanoia must come first.

      • Beryl of Oyl December 31, 2021 at 12:59 pm #

        Well I was meta-annoyed when my church decided we had to go back to the by now thoroughly debunked face diaper for the time being, because looney harridan Kathy Cuomo said so.

        They think we have to obey the authorities but the authorities I would presume have the law on their side and there is no law in NY that says you have to put a hanky over your nose every time a deranged governess thinks it’s a good idea.

        What if she decides we have to wear wax lips or clown noses?

        Actually, I might consider that. Maybe I will start walking around like that and tell people it’s part of the new CDC guidelines.

        • Hereward the Woke December 31, 2021 at 3:03 pm #

          Churches have been truly pathetic during the hysteria. Many of them won’t survive.

          • Anthea January 2, 2022 at 2:54 am #

            @ Hereward:

            The lack of resistance from the churches has been a hard pill for me to swallow. Some of them have deep pockets and an army of lawyers on retainer. They should have absolutely refused to allow church closings, and refused mask mandates.

            The Catholic Church could have done this on a nationwide basis and taken the cities, counties, and states to court.

            Another influential church in my area is the RLDS. I’m pretty sure that they too have considerable money and power, but have come out in support of the vaccines–to the surprise and disappointment of many of their members.

            While I think we all realize that some of the Protestant churches are little more than NGOs acting on behalf of liberal policies, you expect better from the Catholic Church, and even the RLDS. Which makes me think that these too must be much more “owned” than I had suspected.

        • Not_GeorgeT December 31, 2021 at 6:17 pm #

          I’ve been an advocate for the wearing of clown costumes in DC for quite a while. Easily expanded to the states.

        • Ron Anselmo January 1, 2022 at 1:13 am #

          Beryl – did and have done the clown nose thing for a while now. Works best at the grocery store – where everyone else is masked up.

          When invariably asked about the clown nose, my answer is, “Well, everyone else in here looks like a clown, so I wanted to look like one too. It’s just easier to breathe like this.”

          Of course, they get aggravated, but that’s the fun of it!

          • Ron Anselmo January 1, 2022 at 1:16 am #

            Ten foam clown noses for $2.89 – most fun you can have with your clothes on.

    • hortonz December 31, 2021 at 2:17 pm #

      Lockdown nation returned with a vengeance to Canada this December complete with a 10 pm to 5 am curfew in Quebec, and a ban on large indoor gatherings in all the other provinces. I am beginning to think that my national government’s covid fear porn campaign is a cover to distract the Canadian population from all the corruption and mind-fuckery that emanates from Ottawa. Justin Trudeau found himself in a very uncomfortable position as the full extent of his capitulation to the demands of Quebec’s hyper-nationalist government in return for votes in La Belle Province dawned on everyday Canadians and federal politicians began to grow a backbone. Everybody with half a brain knows Margaret’s boy is nothing but an old-fashioned grifter and serial liar and Quebec’s pathetic attempt to shut down Western Canada’s energy industry is leading to push back and a genuine national unity crisis. This has all been underplayed by the national media which has received generous handouts from Ottawa for parroting the official party line. There’s also the curious case of Canada’s top doc, one Theresa Tam who appears to be a trojan horse for a number of unsavory international players. Am beginning to think Canada is even more fucked than America,

      • Blackbird December 31, 2021 at 2:30 pm #

        You are (more fucked than the US). That’s what you get for keeping out all the gun-toting anarchists – who settled south of your border. That said, I’ve always been a fan of Canada and Canadians. Sorry to see your country (and the rest of the Young Lions) go full retard.

      • Hereward the Woke December 31, 2021 at 3:03 pm #

        Curfews and lockdowns only work if you obey them.

        • Blackbird December 31, 2021 at 4:16 pm #

          Actually, they work when they are disobeyed too. Try it and see.

      • anmariwakaranai December 31, 2021 at 9:19 pm #

        Hortnzzz, I would know all that if I looked at the news, at all. One thing I do know, here in BC, I had to get tickets online for Christmas mass. Free but I fkn hate that some online ticket co knows my biz.
        Good info about our Quebecois darlingz.

      • wokethis January 1, 2022 at 2:05 am #

        It is, and most canadians, and americans, are dumb farm animals and the cartel knows it. Wear a mask; yer gonna get us all kild…

    • Perimetr January 1, 2022 at 10:42 am #

      I always enjoy reading Mr. Kunstler’s insightful ideas, which always include brilliant combinations of words that paint images that make you laugh and groan at the same time. l loved this one: ” Murphy’s Law meets Zombieland during Seven Days in May.”

      Russia has provided an ultimatum that the US will both ignore and violate. So, I would suggest that there will be a short and very violent war fought in the Ukraine, as well as elsewhere in Europe, particularly where NATO bases and headquarters are located — along with any offensive/defensive missile systems that can hit Russia in a few minutes, such as US Aegis Ashore facilities. Russia will regain its landbridge to Crimea and eliminate the festering neonazi sores on its borders, and the US and NATO will be shown to be powerless to prevent it. Open question as to whether or not the clowns in Washington will escalate to nuclear war.

      Use your own imagination to figure out what that will do the ‘markets’ and the US dollar, etc etc

  2. Jeremy December 31, 2021 at 9:36 am #

    “fall below 9,000 barrels a day” – you meant 9,000,000 right?

    Jeremy– Of course. Utter early morning brain fart. Fixed it. –JHK Admin

  3. TaxDonkey December 31, 2021 at 9:48 am #

    Oh wow. A nice long forecast AND an interview with David Martin. Thanks so much for that. Looking forward to some alone time this New Year’s Day. I also just ordered RFK’s book. Not sure if I’m too ADHD to actually read the whole thing, but it’s time to get ‘Factsinated’. Kind of want to read Richard Fleming’s book as well, does anybody have any opinions formed on that one yet?

    • Not_GeorgeT December 31, 2021 at 10:28 am #

      Take it a piece at time. My impression is the information’s not really new, at least for me. The depth of the coverage, the sheer enormity of the numbers and the high level of organization with page after page of references corroborating the narrative makes it a readable yet deep dive. He is an experienced litigator. It shows.

      • messianicdruid December 31, 2021 at 11:32 am #

        “Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.”

    • lastman December 31, 2021 at 11:07 am #

      The metals forecast is optimistic for sure.

      Hell, based on the amount of fed printed fiat, it should have been there 10 years ago…patience I guess. Strong hands will win.

      If the fuel thingy goes like like Jim and Steve St. Angelo say, we uckd.

      • JTinMD December 31, 2021 at 11:19 am #

        Gold $5K? In US$$? Big deal.

        We somehow need to determine how much gold to purchase a couple fine Rhode Island Reds, a few good hens, a milk cow, and a 5 year old broodmare, for instance.

        • Mac December 31, 2021 at 8:59 pm #

          Are you snarking that gold cannot be used as a currency? Thin gold wallet cards can be made with perforations allowing the user to break off pieces for small purchases. Or, banks could take gold deposits against which a debit card could draw down the value of the account. I think this is already being done in Asia. Enjoy your fiat. Perhaps you drive one too.

          • JTinMD January 1, 2022 at 8:27 am #

            Not at all, MAC. I hold exactly the thing you’re suggesting.

            There’s a comment missing above, so now my comment is rogue.

            I’m asking why value pm in US$$?

          • JTinMD January 1, 2022 at 8:28 am #

            Did somebody walk the plank?

        • lastman December 31, 2021 at 10:16 pm #

          She it man…I had that covered 15 years ago.

          Just imagine how many don’t have a clue about your 2nd paragraph.

    • Jarek December 31, 2021 at 11:51 am #

      Ian Fleming might be better. He envisioned the world we are now in. Except there are no James Bonds fighting the villains. They’re on the side of the ghouls.

  4. RaymondR December 31, 2021 at 10:00 am #

    I look forward to your annual forecasts and this one was no disappointment. Thanks JHK

    I am not so sure that America will seek to purge the malefactors who have driven it to ruin and despair. Certainly it would be emotionally satisfying to hear the call of:

    Pour le bien public, pour la grande république, sortie la guillotine!!

    • Anon1970 December 31, 2021 at 12:43 pm #

      If there is any purging, I think it will only be done when the current constitution is scrapped. In the meantime, Victoria Nuland, who was the major US point person behind the 2014 revolution in Ukraine (in her role as a senior State Department appointee), is back in the State Department, having been nominated by Biden and confirmed by the Senate earlier in 2021.

      In 2000, there was a lot more reason to be optimistic about the US. The federal budget was actually running a small surplus, at least under government accounting rules, and the National Debt was scheduled to be paid off in a decade or so. Such an accomplishment would have given the government more flexibility in dealing with unfunded liabilities related to Social Security and Medicare.

      In 2001, things changed for the worse. Bush 43 pushed tax cuts and then expensive wars in the Middle East. The wars were financed with bonds. The outbreak of the Covid-19 epidemic made a bad financial situation in Washington DC even worse.

      Now that I am in my mid-70’s and in my 17th year of retirement, I am mindful of the fact that I have outlived all of my Polish relatives who died in the Holocaust in its peak year of 1942. The oldest was 61. The youngest only 15, although I suspect that there were no records of children under 13 on the web site I researched.

      • wolfbay December 31, 2021 at 5:34 pm #

        That small surplus was the result of a bat shit crazy dot com stock bubble created by cheap Federal reserve money and crazy speculation. The bubble popped and future surpluses disappeared. The Federal reserve created and both parties borrowed too much money starting with LBJs “guns and butter”.

        • Anon1970 December 31, 2021 at 6:47 pm #

          A low Fed funds rate policy did not start until 2001after the tech bubble had already popped. Yes there was lots of speculation in high tech companies before the dot.com bust. The Federal surpluses disappeared through tax cuts and the debt ballooned to pay for the Middle East wars.

          I do agree that both parties borrowed too much and now it is time to pay the piper.

          I like JHK’s comments on Bitcoin. If the electric grid fails, taking the Internet down with it, Bitcoin will be worthless.

          • Not_GeorgeT December 31, 2021 at 7:40 pm #

            I see much commentary about how “bitcoin” as a concept along with blockchain is the wave of the future.

            It requires energy.

            Bronze was the wave of the future a few thousand years ago. Copper melted with tin, what an idea! All those furnaces burning all those cords of wood. Must have seemed like it would go on forever.

            It required energy.

            On a slightly different note, the Germans appear to be much more susceptible to the precarious politics of pipelines than the French, who kept their nuclear power plants.

          • JTinMD January 1, 2022 at 8:34 am #

            When stock prices plummet, and scary margin calls obtain, anybody hodling will desperately sell to cover the call, and crypto will crater too. Same goes for pm, but not as badly.

            That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it.

      • Socrates-Detroit January 1, 2022 at 5:24 pm #

        Anon1970,

        I believe the inflection point, the point of no return, was 1990. Fifteen years before the bright yellow “Long Emergency” came out.

        The (peaceful) dissolution of the Soviet Union offered the US a chance to pack up, downsize the Department of Offense (DoD), and tend to issues here at home.

        JHK says suburbia is the largest misallocation of resources in history. I say the military is the most wasteful misallocation of resources.

        In any case, we did not do that.

        Now, a generation later, we have more apps and devices, but even absent the plandemic, our finances vastly more precarious, to be charitable, in 2022, than they were in 1990. And as JHK says, no capital, big problem….

        By 2000, the horse had left the barn. W rode it hard in the wrong direction, as did Obama, and Trump certainly did not turn it around.

        Just my two cents.

        I can be a contrarian.

        I appreciate that the cruel, unjust, and tragic fate of your relatives 80 years ago, it gives you a perspective most native-born Americans lack, and consequently, you probably appreciate the opportunities the US offered more than most. I mean that respectfully, even if I think 1990 is “the point of no return”, not 2000.

        To some extent, I can relate, growing up in the 1970s in Greece, where every adult over 40 had grown up during 8 years of hell, between the harsh German occupation and the subsequent Civil War between the Communists and the “Government”. About 500,000 Greeks died during this time–that’s over 5% of the prewar population that didn’t live to see 1950, let alone 1970.

        The Greek guerillas forced the Germans to garrison more troops in Greece, soldiers who otherwise might be killing Americans in Italy or Normandy.

        Turkey was a “benevolent neutral”. Benevolent toward their traditional pals, the Germans, who like the Turks, had no compunctions about mass murder. The Germans were simply more efficient about it and kept better records.

        In February, FEBRUARY!!, of 1945, when the war’s outcome was obvious, Turkey declared war on Germany so they could get America to help them, as they feared the opportunistic USSR would seek retribution for Turkey’s role in WW2…

        So, the Turks did nothing. The Greeks not only pinned down Germans, but Greece delivered the FIRST allied victory of WW2, by defeating the Italians, forcing the Germans to take over the war (they defeated Greece in 8 weeks), and delaying the invasion of the USSR by two months. The German Army was what, 60 miles? 100 miles max? from Moscow when the WINTER stopped them. Does anyone think that one more month, let alone two, would not have made a difference? With a defeated USSR freeing up hundreds of thousands of experienced German troops, does any American intellectual not think that American casualties would have been much higher?

        Yet for my entire life, the US has coddled Turkey, and the coddled Turks have menaced Greece, and the Greeks have to put up with it, because they don’t have the military power to deal with Turks.

        Just one more of America’s many sins in the world, coddling Turkey at the expense of Greece and Armenia. But, like everything else, this injustice will be corrected. Perhaps sooner than later.

        • Anon1970 January 2, 2022 at 8:31 pm #

          You have a better historical perspective than most Americans. I agree with you that the US should have downsized its military after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. Now we are paying the price, Well not all of us, but many of us. Back around 1999, I remember reading articles in which the so called experts wondered how the Fed would conduct monetary policy if the National Debt were paid off. They need not have worried.

          During WWI, Germany did not raise taxes to pay for its war effort. It assumed that it would transfer the financial burden to France, Britain etc once it won the war. But things did not turn out that way. Germany’s liberal Weimar constitution adopted in 1919 did not spare the country from economic and political chaos during the next two decades. Bush 43 was even more financially irresponsible. He didn’t call for tax increases to pay for the Middle East wars and even pushed for tax cuts in 2001 and 2003.

          Where are all of the so called Family Values folks and why are they not speaking out about the financial chaos that the country’s young people will face in the coming years? Did they really think that stopping gay marriage would fix all of the country’s many problems?

    • Blackbird December 31, 2021 at 4:27 pm #

      Ray, I don’t think any of my neighbors – or even me for that matter – will be too emotionally satisfied to hear inflammatory slogans shouted out, where we can hear them, in French! We make a point of mispronouncing the (plentiful) French surnames up here.

  5. JTinMD December 31, 2021 at 10:08 am #

    Kudos, Mr K!

    Your road map for the financial debacle is one of the most concise and understandable I have seen. Not an easy thing to do. 😉

    President Harris and VP Obama. Canceled elections. No way out. Collapse.

    • Disaffected December 31, 2021 at 10:41 am #

      Agreed, but I think the digital currency will eventually be crammed down our throats whether we like it or not. He who pays the piper calls the tune, and all that.

      Probably have a locally-traded underground cash economy for some time after that too, what with so much officially worthless dollars sloshing around, but they’ll eventually reign that in as well.

      Russia has also drawn a clear line in the sand this time, so by mid-Jan at the latest we should have some definitive indications on how all that’s gonna go. Not well for the US and their NATO pawns, I suspect. Maybe everyone will get together and agree to just nuke Australia and call it a day? Sorry, ian, I couldn’t resist.

      Elections? Those will be interesting, but I think 2020 signaled loud and clear how all that’s gonna go from here on out. Pre-selected and approved “candidates,” with an agreed upon fix applied as necessary.

      • Hereward the Woke December 31, 2021 at 11:00 am #

        Elections no matter. Does anyone really believe that the useless GOP will make things better?

        • JTinMD December 31, 2021 at 11:21 am #

          I totally agree, HTW, but cancellation of elections will most definitely matter,

        • Prospero December 31, 2021 at 12:23 pm #

          A prominent spokesman for the useless GOP has just jumped onto the Democratic bandwagon:

          “I came up with a vaccine, with three vaccines. All are very, very good. Came up with three of them in less than nine months.”
          — Donald Trump, mid December, 2021.

        • wolfbay December 31, 2021 at 5:40 pm #

          Both parties are useless but at least voters can spread the graft around.

      • Jarek December 31, 2021 at 11:52 am #

        From space. It’s the only way to be sure.

      • SpeedyBB December 31, 2021 at 8:59 pm #

        “Nuke Oz”, Disaffected? Yes, war by proxy, as the best way to have your fun at someone else’s expense, while protecting your own assets.

        The Ukraine has historically been such a punching bag for others, and the aggression on Vietnam, right at the peak of the thermonuclear confrontation between superpowers, was a classic example of “Let’s you and him fight”.

        • Disaffected December 31, 2021 at 10:36 pm #

          Sorry. That was mostly a friendly poke at our resident k-nucklehead, ian, who I enjoy provoking. Although it does have a particularly ironic historical connotation too, doesn’t it? Thanks for picking up on that.

          Sometimes my attempts at sardonic humor fall flat. What can I say? I’m too dry by half.

        • Q. Shtik January 1, 2022 at 5:04 pm #

          The Ukraine has historically – Speedy

          ==========

          The Ukraine has historically

    • Blackbird December 31, 2021 at 2:47 pm #

      No President Harris. The Ho’s gonna be offed to ignite the Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall of Hate. Obammy don’t want no responsibility. He wants to sit on the sidelines and tell everyone what to believe – that and get fellated by Scarlett Johansen and the Hollywood Whores.

      President Hildebeast – and all the cockroaches, the Epsteins and Weinsteins and Polanskis, can cum out of hiding. The rest of us? Candles and pizza toppings.

    • Jarek December 31, 2021 at 11:55 am #

      A few hundred years ago, Jesuits in California caught some Aleuts who had converted to Russian Orthodoxy. They tortured them to convert to Catholicism but they wouldn’t budge. So they killed them.

      • got___truth December 31, 2021 at 12:23 pm #

        They didn’t WANT to do it.
        …FELT they OWED it to them!
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQMr9DvXXF8

      • Blackbird December 31, 2021 at 4:29 pm #

        Got a dog in that fight Jars?

        • Jarek December 31, 2021 at 6:12 pm #

          No, I’m for the Domini Canes – the Hounds of God. Forget trying to convert others by force. But apostates must be hunted down by scent and then made clean.

      • Socrates-Detroit January 1, 2022 at 5:40 pm #

        Very true Jarek. Interesting you should mention that in this space.

        I recently learned, in church, of Saint Peter the Aleut, the Holy New Martyr. Late 1700s/early 1800s. Killed by Spanish Jesuits for their faith.

        Tells you all you need to know about Jesuits. Or perhaps Spanish Jesuits. Or perhaps, these particular Spanish Jesuits.

        We mustn’t offend or paint everyone with the same brush, especially since many of us in this space share similar perspectives on today’s events, and since on any given JHK blog, the commentariat is more factual and logical here, than out in the internet world at large.

        But the truth is the truth. No sure why Jarek brought it up, but I hope you all read that.

  6. JTinMD December 31, 2021 at 10:13 am #

    From Joaquin Flores over at Strategic Culture Forum:

    The incentive to destroy society is just too great compared to the costs of keeping it together. The super elites themselves, like some super virus, can always just vacate the premises and find some other host to infect. This is a pandemic of speculation, usury, and greed.

    Digging further, we see it was all based upon long-standing plans to upwards distribute wealth and strip away constitutional rights from citizens, further concentrate socio-economic power, and destroy medium and small businesses. By any definition of the term, this is open class warfare being waged by the ruling class against all other classes.

    https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2021/12/30/the-china-distraction-and-us-destabilization/

  7. malthuss December 31, 2021 at 10:13 am #

    ZERO HEDGE
    Nancy Pelosi Buys Millions In Call Options In Google, Micron, Roblox, Salesforce And Disney

    BY TYLER DURDEN
    FRIDAY, DEC 31, 2021 – 05:14 AM
    Despite a populist grassroots movement seeking to ban Congress members from trading stocks, one which has attracted bipartisan political support, Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi – arguably one of the most prolific Congressional traders – said two weeks ago that lawmakers should be allowed to make trades while serving.

    “We’re a free market economy,” Pelosi told reporters during a news conference. “They should be able to participate in that.”

    Pelosi’s statement came days after progressive New Yorker, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, reiterated her support for banning lawmakers from the practice. Ocasio-Cortez and other members of Congress argue that lawmakers have access to information the public is not privy to and the ability to write and pass policy, they should abstain from buying and selling individual stock and other assets. She and other lawmakers support members of Congress investing in index funds.

    • Beryl of Oyl December 31, 2021 at 11:13 am #

      Being as the term of a representative is only two years, it isn’t that much of an imposition to ask them to refrain for that length of time.

      They can still cash in down the road.

    • MaryQueen December 31, 2021 at 2:04 pm #

      Nancy “Ice Cream Fridge” Pelosi wants to legalize corruption so no one can go to jail once it’s found out they already participate in it.

      Same as Obama did with drone-killing Americans.

      • Beryl of Oyl December 31, 2021 at 2:17 pm #

        Didn’t he also do something like that with the financial crimes surrounding the mortgage meltdown?

        • Night Owl December 31, 2021 at 3:30 pm #

          Don’t forget legalizing domestic propaganda (Smith-Mundt).

          Uncanny timing, ofc.

  8. got___truth December 31, 2021 at 10:14 am #

    A Fuller-Carlin-Kerouac-Fuller HAPPY NEW YEAR to you Mr. Kunstler and to ALL the CFN’ers!

    http://www.got-truth.com/images/BF3.JPG
    http://www.got-truth.com/images/imgC.jpg
    http://www.got-truth.com/images/kerouac1.jpg
    http://www.got-truth.com/images/cpf1.jpg

    GODSPEED!!!

  9. Not_GeorgeT December 31, 2021 at 10:15 am #

    Well done! Thank you.

  10. Rodster December 31, 2021 at 10:17 am #

    True story, close to home. So my landlords who are a husband and wife team from Minnesota (good folks btw). The husband (75) who is awake to all the BS going around pleaded endlessly with his wife (64) not to take “The Jab”. She told him she wanted to be the first when they were available to the public. The husband showed his wife countless articles by Dr Pierre Kory, Dr. Peter McCullough, and others.

    To no avail she took “The Jab”. She was okay at first and kept telling her husband that he was an alarmist and conspiracy theorist. She recently took the booster shot. That’s where things went awry. She got severely sick, like really bad where she can no longer leave the house.

    So she went to see her doctor and her doctor was a real doctor, who was an honest doctor and told her she should not have taken “The Jab”. Her doctor told her the waiting room was full of patients she was seeing who took “The Jab” and are now suffering the consequences.

    • Disaffected December 31, 2021 at 10:45 am #

      Talk about your “Oh Shit!” moments.

      • Hereward the Woke December 31, 2021 at 3:07 pm #

        Time to order our “We Tried To Tell You!” t-shirts?

        • Blackbird December 31, 2021 at 4:31 pm #

          If you wanna be on the losing side of the “knock-out game”.

          • Suburban_elk December 31, 2021 at 5:24 pm #

            The blacks who would play the “knock-out game” against Whites, are mostly refusing the clot shot injections.

      • Disaffected December 31, 2021 at 5:43 pm #

        Physician in his most condescending fatherly voice to patient after informing him/her that the vaccine that he had previously recommended is now going to fuck them up: ” Hey hey now, it’s OK. You fucked up. You trusted us, that’s all.”

    • lastman December 31, 2021 at 11:19 am #

      I have been scrolling thru comments on site like this for years. The stories like this on all those blogs (since c19) are endless. The jab is killing lots of people. Covid is NOT.

      I read very few articles in full anymore. I look at the headline and head for the comments. That is where the real meat on the bone is.

      Probably most of you and I have a lot in common. We want to know what the man/woman on the street says/is doing and we want to be left alone.

      • JTinMD December 31, 2021 at 11:24 am #

        A very good strategy, lastman. Just remember that all those corespondents only amount to a tiny percentage of all the people (mostly sheeple) in the totality.

        • lastman December 31, 2021 at 10:29 pm #

          I invaded the rabbit hole 15 years ago.

          I hated everything about the web…fuckin everything.

          I had to do biz with folks invading my state for piece of mind.

          Well, what I found was…well…distressing to say the least with a strategy that has well funded my exit from said rabbit hole.

          But your right…There are still a lot of sheeple that have yet to get a clue.

          I think it is too late for them. Me…I have done every thing I can to position myself and my friends to reach the other side. Even with God’s help it’s 50-50. I hope.

          1984 anyone?

          “don’t go down without one helluva fight”

      • Prospero December 31, 2021 at 12:33 pm #

        You’re right about reading just the headline and then heading directly to the comments for a capsule summary of what is being discussed. This technique is particularly helpful when hours of video can be skipped.

        However, I never skip over any of Mr. Kunstler’s columns.

      • Night Owl December 31, 2021 at 3:32 pm #

        Yep. We still have no hard evidence that “Covid-19” even exists.

        Covid-19 itself is the Goebbelsian Big Lie.

        • MaryQueen December 31, 2021 at 5:34 pm #

          It gets more utterly ridiculous by the day.

          The stuff they want us to believe is straight up doublethink.

          No one with a functioning brain can fail to see that.

    • Beryl of Oyl December 31, 2021 at 11:29 am #

      That’s what I’ve been hearing a lot, someone goes through the first shot okay, just feels sick for maybe a day, and then they do it again and get nailed.

    • Jarek December 31, 2021 at 11:59 am #

      The Serpent tempted Eve, saying she would be like US if she partook of the Apple, knowing good and evil. Thus did she take.

      At least this time Adam withstood her guiles and didn’t fall too.

    • ThorsHammer December 31, 2021 at 4:10 pm #

      Rodster

      A “partnership” in which one member is so terminally stupid as to behave as you describe no longer has any basis for continuing. Even if it costs you the house and half of your savings the cost is worth it.

      Ps: If your savings are placed in a Panamanian corporation or trust they are sheltered from predatory ex-partners while remaining dollar-denominated, free from Panamanian taxation, and available for investment in the US markets. Panama follows statutory law vs the American common law system. There is a reason why Panama City resembles Miami with more skyscrapers—.

  11. Not_GeorgeT December 31, 2021 at 10:18 am #

    Dumpster fires… they can be so dangerous. One never knows the contents. The potential for toxin release from the combustion is waiting to spread far and wide.

    • BackRowHeckler December 31, 2021 at 10:24 am #

      Plenty of real dumpster fires in the streets of Minneapolis, Portland and Seattle the past 2 years, CNN says don’t believe you’re lying eyes, these are simply innocent camp fires set to keep ‘Mostly Peaceful Protesters’ warm while demonstrating against racism and injustice.

      • Hereward the Woke December 31, 2021 at 3:08 pm #

        BRH: That’s just the streetlighting.

  12. JTinMD December 31, 2021 at 10:27 am #

    I think much of my anger and frustration derives from how blatantly obvious scams and rackets are, yet very few of us even dare to open and trust our own eyes. I am grateful to have CFN to commiserate with the like-minded and blow off a little steam now and then.

    Thanks, Mr K!

    • tahoe1780 December 31, 2021 at 10:48 am #

      Exactly! Well said.

    • Beryl of Oyl December 31, 2021 at 11:26 am #

      Yes. I have been searching for people who see what I see, and people who open my eyes to things I haven’t seen yet.

    • spaingaroo January 1, 2022 at 12:22 pm #

      “Who you gunna believe? Me or your lying eyes?” Eddie Murphy back in the day

  13. gustafson.robert.22 December 31, 2021 at 10:28 am #

    “There may be a half-assed attempt to establish some kind of official US digital currency (this has been rumored for years.) The experiment will fail. Americans will resist being herded into that corral where their every financial transaction is traceable, taxable, and punishable. They will have learned their lesson about that from the Covid-19 tyrannies.”

    maybe a covid silver lining!

    resetting everything is not easy, even for “supermen” (supposed)

    ……

    “parasitic divergence”.. ok, but hosts are not infinite

  14. Beryl of Oyl December 31, 2021 at 10:28 am #

    Hillary isn’t going anywhere. She’s too old and sick, too many people hate her guts, and even the useless Republicans are likely to get riled by such a naked attempt to subvert Democracy.

    Obama won his second term with far fewer votes than the first, he was never in charge in the first place, and nobody really wants to see him again.

    • TaxDonkey December 31, 2021 at 10:34 am #

      I propose that the system will spit up another colorful character, just like it did with Trump.

      • HomoSapiensWannaBe December 31, 2021 at 11:00 am #

        Maybe we will finally get JHK’s long-promised “Corn Pone Nazi” to lead us into the promised land. Ha Ha! Cheers!

        • TaxDonkey December 31, 2021 at 7:25 pm #

          Trump is done. He red-pilled some folks and a few other good things maybe. He can go get himself reality show or something now. Mr. Corn-pone nazi is going to have to knock some heads and have more than mean tweets up his sleeve.

    • Jarek December 31, 2021 at 12:03 pm #

      Never forget Colin Powell, that fatuous fool who lied us into Iraq and then made a fool out of himself supporting Obama cuz he was Black too.

      Even he said that everything Hillary touched turned to shit because of her weird egotism.

      • 100th Avatar December 31, 2021 at 12:51 pm #

        He did not deceive us.
        Everyone knew it was a lie.

        You chose, not to believe it, but to accept the theater, to suspend your disbelief.

        Funny thing, there were a few in the media, the same media now working to cover for the deep state, who told us it was a lie.

        You lied to yourself.

        • Jarek December 31, 2021 at 1:14 pm #

          He deceived us. You’re lying to yourself now, making it more complicated than it is.

          Some saw through it at the time, yes.

          I had a boss at the time who worshiped him. Even afterwards. I thought that was very weird. But that’s liberal Whites for you. He was pretty cool on WW2. There are partial awakenings…..

          • 100th Avatar December 31, 2021 at 1:43 pm #

            You deceived you
            Don’t go projecting… again

          • TaxDonkey December 31, 2021 at 7:27 pm #

            Ok, both you guys are kind of right. But Colon Powell will go down in history as a piece of shit

      • Blackbird December 31, 2021 at 2:56 pm #

        I think Colin has been flushed down the toilet where he belongs. A tool from My Lai to Iraq. Take a too much to reinflate him at this point.

        • anmariwakaranai December 31, 2021 at 10:29 pm #

          I think corn pone will come from AOCs crew, the gang of four.

  15. TaxDonkey December 31, 2021 at 10:28 am #

    It’s even worse for China. Apparently 85% of their ‘fresh’ water is toxic. They don’t really produce their own fossil fuels. They need to make some aggressive moves on the world stage to keep their people from starving. This push to get the American military vaxxed up and purged of conservatives is likely to soften us up for some kind of takeover with UN ‘peacekeepers’ running around. I used to poo poo this idea, but it makes more sense every day.

    • BackRowHeckler December 31, 2021 at 10:53 am #

      Yes, and despite ‘Climate’ promises made to the gullible West at COP26, China is balls to the wall mining every ton of coal it can get its hands on. I’m not sure what Captain Planet — John Kerry — expected when he visited Xi Jinping last year brandishing his “leave it in the ground” (fossil fuels) dictum? Did Kerry expect the CCP to end coal mining, throwing 10 million people out of work? Would Uncle Xi, to appease UN Climate fanatics worried about 1.5° C temp rise by c2100, shut down coal fired electric power plants, plunging the country into a dark age with people freezing to death in their Siberian winters?

      • JTinMD December 31, 2021 at 11:04 am #

        There’s not enough coal, oil, natgas, solar panels, wind turbines or firewood to keep this old hulk plowing the waves, let alone enough to keep warm for much longer. Nuclear is the white hat, but it’s a pipe dream for now. First, the Great Dying II. The first was about 250 million years ago!

        • lastman December 31, 2021 at 10:42 pm #

          There is if we quit letting those who don’t do a damn thing have it.

          That will straighten their ass out in about a week when they are cold, hungry and no one has any pity for them.

          Let me just simplify my position. We have all been given equal opportunity. Equal out come is bs.

          You…me…everyone…has to get out of bed every damn day and go to work, be kind to others, be helpful to others a well whatever else you can do.

          That is how the planet or the earth works.

          • TaxDonkey January 1, 2022 at 8:19 pm #

            Amen

      • Blackbird December 31, 2021 at 2:59 pm #

        No, but Uncle Jo will freeze his people to death – happily, and with massive support!

        The Green New Deal is about killing off expensive westerners in order to hand management of the world over to China (who has proven that they can deal with large populations).

      • MaryQueen December 31, 2021 at 5:36 pm #

        I’m guessing Kerry & Jinping had a good long laugh at the shit Kerry has to say in public to keep the fear over GW alive.

      • TaxDonkey December 31, 2021 at 7:31 pm #

        China can mine all they want, but the primo stuff is already dug out of the ground and burned. Same story all over the place. Jed Clampet oil is gone. Fracking is living on borrowed time.

    • tahoe1780 December 31, 2021 at 10:59 am #

      China is moving aggressively to build out nuclear power infrastructure. The thorium designs are especially intriguing.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_power_in_China
      Nuclear power in China – Wikipedia
      China is one of the world’s largest producers of nuclear power. The country ranks third in the world both in total nuclear power capacity installed and …

      https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2021-11-02/china-climate-goals-hinge-on-440-billion-nuclear-power-plan-to-rival-u-s
      China Climate Goals Hinge on $440 Billion Nuclear Power Plan
      Nov 2, 2021 … China’s ultimate plan is to replace nearly all of its 2,990 coal-fired generators with clean energy by 2060. To make that a reality, wind and …

      https://www.france24.com/en/asia-pacific/20210912-why-china-is-developing-a-game-changing-thorium-fuelled-nuclear-reactor
      Why China is developing a game-changing thorium-fuelled nuclear …
      Sep 12, 2021 … China is poised to test a thorium-powered nuclear reactor in September, the world’s first since 1969. The theory is that this new …

      https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2021/12/23/asia-pacific/china-first-modular-nuclear-reactor/
      China is home to world’s first small modular nuclear reactor
      Dec 23, 2021 … China continues to stake its claim as the world’s biggest proponent of new nuclear energy technology, connecting its first small modular …

      https://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesconca/2021/04/23/china-will-lead-the-world-in-nuclear-energy-along-with-all-other-energy-sources-sooner-than-you-think/
      China Will Lead The World In Nuclear Energy, Along With All Other …
      Apr 23, 2021 … As of this month, China has 49 nuclear reactors in operation with a capacity of 47.5 GW, third only to the United States and France. And 17 …

    • Hereward the Woke December 31, 2021 at 11:04 am #

      UN “Peacekeepers” are amongst the most useless soldiers on the planet. They would be dealt with very quickly if they ever set food on American soil.

      • BackRowHeckler December 31, 2021 at 1:26 pm #

        UN Peacekeepers will be joined by DNCs private blackshirt formations Antifa, BLM mobs, blackblock and AOCs Climate Corps. AOC will be a field commander, wearing a red beret, not a blue helmet.

        • Blackbird December 31, 2021 at 4:39 pm #

          UN Peacekeepers:

          Provided with public transportation the likes of which have never been witnessed by the American public. Given access to the location of every one of us at any second. Suppressing a population that has been denied access to bank accounts, food supplies, transportation, communication. A population who doesn’t look or sound anything like any of them. I think that’s what we will have to deal with. Stupid, yes, but ultimately, too many.

    • anmariwakaranai December 31, 2021 at 10:33 pm #

      No UN peacebots tax, the army is already here, just came in through the southern border. Question is, does it go hot spring, summer, fall?

      Summer of chaos is my bet.

  16. TaxDonkey December 31, 2021 at 10:31 am #

    Obama, Hillary, ‘Joe Biden, Kamala. What difference does it make. The same people are in the background pulling the puppet strings.

    • Jarek December 31, 2021 at 12:05 pm #

      Yes, the Rothschilds – the International Bankers – the people the National Socialists fought.

      • GreenAlba December 31, 2021 at 12:41 pm #

        What a shame they couldn’t tell the difference between the Rothschilds and the little Jewish bakery on Main Street, with its broken windows. Category errors. Again.

        Makes about as much sense as blaming a small family fisherman in Cornwall for the sins of the City of London.

        • Jarek December 31, 2021 at 1:10 pm #

          In other words, you tacitly and implicitly admit I am fundamentally right, whatever the details.

          Thank you. I’m going to bask in that for awhile before I clear up the details with you.

          • GreenAlba December 31, 2021 at 1:44 pm #

            Words that you put in other people’s mouths remain your words, not theirs.

            If I ‘admit’ anything, I will be sure to let you know, and the words will be mine.

            Bask in your self-admiration as long as it pleases you.

          • GreenAlba December 31, 2021 at 1:51 pm #

            And I’m not getting involved in a discussion of either national socialism or the second world war, so don’t waste your time. It’s not the point and I’m not going to help you ride your hobby horse. I’ve made my point and I’m done with it. Thanks for your understanding, etc. etc.

          • Hereward the Woke December 31, 2021 at 3:15 pm #

            I think, actually, that GA meant you are fundamentally wrong. And I agree with her. I hope this won’t shock you, Jared, but 99.9% of Jews aren’t actually scheming international bankers drinking the blood of Christian virgins. You need to stop reading the Daily Stormer, Amren, Unz review, or whatever delusional bilge you are indulging in. It’s not good for you, fella!

          • Jarek December 31, 2021 at 3:38 pm #

            So when they were told to boycott German shops (oh they didn’t tell you that? Only the German response to boycott theirs?), did they?

            They did. Don’t judge others by your wimpy self. Some people take nationhood and being part of a people seriously. Ask any Japanese patriot. They’ll tell you that the hundreds of thousands of Koreans in Japan take orders from Seoul. Are they wrong? Bet they aren’t.

          • Jarek December 31, 2021 at 3:41 pm #

            Alba: Still controlled by the mob who is controlled by the media, I see. Your awakening is partial indeed.

          • GreenAlba December 31, 2021 at 9:16 pm #

            Methinks thou dost extrapolate too much.

            If you need help with your list of new year’s resolutions, let me know.

          • Jarek January 1, 2022 at 12:29 pm #

            Ah, back to that bastion of feminine foolishness, rule 101, No Generalizing (thinking).

          • GreenAlba January 1, 2022 at 1:00 pm #

            Let me correct that in view of your devious manipulation.

            Methinks thou dost extrapolate inappropriately.

        • spaingaroo January 1, 2022 at 12:33 pm #

          they aren’t as separate as they may seem from outside. That’s your trouble, you can’t see the forest for the trees.

          A similar thing happens with our other friends, of the moslem faith. Only a few radicals but all the rest (most at least) support them and hope the radicals are successful.

          The Jews all work in the Jews favour, not that the rich ones don’t sacrifice the poorer ones continually. But the poorer ones support and work with the rich ones in whatever they do. Even unto their deaths.
          Their deaths are often needed to push policy.

        • Anthea January 2, 2022 at 3:42 am #

          @ GreenAlba:

          The “little guy” Jews in the US–at least it appears to me, and unlike the Cornwall fisherman–seem to act collectively as a constituency for the criminal-banking Jews at the top of the food chain. Also, the news media that support the destruction of nations is not almost entirely made up of Cornwall fishermen.

          The “little guy” Jews share of the blame for the doings of our criminal PTB is roughly the same as the share of blame one would allocate to the “Karens” who support the covid bullshit. While I do not advocate exterminating the Karens, or even breaking their windows, I can’t help but think they should go live somewhere else. Maybe Israel, where they could be vaxxed to death and force everyone else to be vaxxed to death to their hearts’ content.

      • Hereward the Woke December 31, 2021 at 3:11 pm #

        Yawn. Is that the latest Daily Stormer/Amren oped? If you think the Nazis were good, you’re a sad maniac, Jarek.

        • Jarek December 31, 2021 at 3:40 pm #

          Got it? America and the Allies completely good. Germany completely bad.

          You’re a fool. Change your name. You have no right to the name of a Germanic hero.

          • GreenAlba December 31, 2021 at 9:17 pm #

            Do you live next door to a straw man factory?

        • spaingaroo January 1, 2022 at 12:34 pm #

          at least he’s not demonstrably ignorant.

  17. Hardrock December 31, 2021 at 10:36 am #

    The longer all this proceeds, the less faith any of us have in any of our leaders or our institutions. There may not be a cataclysmic event but rather a constant and insidious erosion of trust until we wake up one day far away from where we started.

    • TaxDonkey December 31, 2021 at 10:37 am #

      There’s this book called the 4th turning and one of the core premises in that work is that people lose all faith in their institutions right before a violent rate of change takes place.

      • neurodoc December 31, 2021 at 1:31 pm #

        Yes: very relevant to what’s currently happening. The 4th Turning is an excellent book by Strauss and Howe, now hard to find except on Kindle or audio. Interestingly, it is the subject of a documentary film called Generation Zero, produced by Steve Bannon, who is a major proponent of the Strauss-How Generational theory, as expressed in the book.

        • neurodoc December 31, 2021 at 1:52 pm #

          One prominent premise of the Strauss-Howe Generational theory is that every 80 years, there is a major life changing crisis for the Western World in general and in particular the US. 80 years before 2022 was 1942: Fucking ominous !

          • anmariwakaranai December 31, 2021 at 10:51 pm #

            Every 80 years, almost Fibonacci, the seventh wave is a monster…

        • JTinMD December 31, 2021 at 2:26 pm #

          Here’s the abridged version of The Fourth Turning

          Strong men create good times
          Good times create weak men
          Weak men create bad times
          Bad times create strong men

          • neurodoc December 31, 2021 at 3:02 pm #

            As a fellow pro-patriarchy sexist, I totally agreed that your above abridged version conveys the key events in the 4th Turning. The notion that weak mean create bad times, should be shockingly noticed as currently true by all with an IQ over 100.

            With all due respect to Strauss (who has passed with pancreatic CA) and Howe, I would add, ‘crazy power hungry women, who grab power during good times, create weak men.’

          • TaxDonkey December 31, 2021 at 7:41 pm #

            Jtin, I’ve quoted that as well. By the way, where do the current army of Nurse Ratcheds that administrate us to death fall into this paradigm?

        • JTinMD December 31, 2021 at 2:28 pm #

          My heartfelt apologies for that sexist, patriarchal retelling.

          • neurodoc December 31, 2021 at 3:03 pm #

            The truth is the truth.
            No apology needed. At least not here.

          • JTinMD December 31, 2021 at 4:26 pm #

            /sarc 😉

          • Anthea January 2, 2022 at 4:05 am #

            @ neurodoc and JTinMD:

            I am all in favor of men being given responsibility, in hopes that it would have a maturing influence on them. But it would be wise to take it slow on that.

            Refusal to take responsibility is precisely the how men came to be so much disregarded. Counting on a man and being a stay-at-home wife and mother is perhaps the most high-risk of all career choices. Neither fathers nor mothers advise their daughters to pursue such a career. They know it will lead to Grandma and Grandpa supporting the grandkids.

      • Hereward the Woke December 31, 2021 at 3:16 pm #

        If the 4th turning means being disillusioned with our “leaders”, then we’re probably passed the 7th turning and are heading down the highway towards the sunset.

    • Blackbird December 31, 2021 at 4:45 pm #

      I think the plan is, that on that one day far away, we don’t wake up at all.

      Easier to bury us – or let us bury ourselves – than to fight us.

  18. TaxDonkey December 31, 2021 at 10:39 am #

    Be aware of civil war. Be aware of your surroundings. Your skin color may wind up being your uniform.

    • Jarek December 31, 2021 at 12:17 pm #

      The so called pandemic didn’t stop the Refugee Resettlement program at all. The so called Churches are busy little bees working to destroy our Civilization with 3rd World incursion into the last remaining White areas. We must have nothing for ourselves. Nothing. Their utter ruthlessness is beyond comprehension.

      • Hereward the Woke December 31, 2021 at 3:18 pm #

        Illegal immigration is a crime and a disgrace. But maybe white people should start helping themselves. You know, actually having kids and raising families.

        • Jarek December 31, 2021 at 3:44 pm #

          While others breed on their dime? That’s like trying to clean up an overflowing tub before you turn the faucet off.

          You need to think in simple terms like this – otherwise you won’t be able to think at all I’m afraid. Your mind has been captured like so many others.

          • TaxDonkey December 31, 2021 at 7:57 pm #

            Many blacks have always hated whitey. No change there. But this agenda of anti-white racism seems to be orchestrated by ‘elite’ whites and many of their foot soldiers are idiot white liberals. It doesn’t even seem to matter that they are sometimes the victims of their stupid agenda. That’s how stupid they are. Never seen anything so strange in my life.

        • Anthea January 2, 2022 at 4:22 am #

          I think you make a good point. Self-selecting for genetic extinction seems to me like a bad idea.

          I’ve been out of the traditional labor market for a long time, so I may not be aware of how difficult it is to raise and support kids these days, but our progenitors raised large families in difficult times. My mother was one of eleven children. That family went through some rough times during the Great Depression. Many families in my neighborhood in the 1950s had a tough time making ends meet. They sacrificed: one car, one black-and-white TV, and a telephone enshrined on a doily because it was a luxury item.

          Most of us wouldn’t be here if our ancestors had prudently decided not to reproduce because times were tough. Times are always tough.

          • JTinMD January 2, 2022 at 9:52 am #

            …one car, one black-and-white TV, and a telephone enshrined on a doily because it was a luxury item.

            Were you at our house in the Sixties, Anthea? I’m no. 7 of 9 kids, and your description is a perfect match, down to the doily under the heavy, black Bakelite telephone. One bathroom for nine kids and two parents! Those were the days. Now you’ve got me all nostalgic.

          • Anthea January 2, 2022 at 7:29 pm #

            @ JTinMD:

            Many people who are around my age grew up without running water–pulled it up from the well and heated it on the wood stove for washing dishes and doing laundry. The day’s drinking water was in the kitchen–a bucket with a dipper. Our neighbors behind us were stylin’. Their hand pump was in the kitchen instead of the back yard. I am personally very much in favor of running water, having lived without it.

            My mother, who grew up in the Depression, once said that things are not better now–just different.

            What makes life good?

      • lastman December 31, 2021 at 10:50 pm #

        Hey brother, just doing their best to keep their 501c3 status in tact.

        I’ll have to leave it at that. 😉

        • anmariwakaranai December 31, 2021 at 11:04 pm #

          There is another possible outcome should ‘the warning’ happen. That is, the true delineation lines are drawn once we know for a fact God exists and exactly where we individually stand with Him.

          And I’ll go out on another limb since my batting average is so stellar, that by Putins deadline or a hot Crimean war, or by is it January 6th when Musk turns on the eternal eye and oh it’s 5g I was thinking about. Right. When 5g rolls out jan 6th I think, that’d be a good time for the warning,… because, have you heard the 5g Wuhan theory? That it was set at 28ghz or so and that’s why peeps were dropping dead.

          And that is the eventual plan. Start low, go to 28ghz. Detrimental to human life. It basically microwaves people, and things. I see many propane explosions, transformer collapses.

          If you can live in a faraday cage they say you might survive it.

          Hah how’s that for a prediction?

          • crudgemudgeon January 1, 2022 at 12:40 am #

            I’ve never been so happy to live in a single wide tin trailer.. To think, I might go from trailer trash to one of the last men on earth, in the twinkling of an eye. Thanks, Anmar.

          • lastman January 1, 2022 at 10:19 am #

            crumug…GOOD ONE!

            I had to read it a second time to get it! First time was like wtf is he/she talking about!

            Single wide tin trailer = faraday cage

            Excellent!

        • JTinMD January 1, 2022 at 11:31 am #

          Lastman,

          I vaguely recall a book title with your name in it. Please help if you’re able. It’s driving me nuts!

          • JTinMD January 1, 2022 at 2:31 pm #

            Never mind. I remember.

            The End of History and the Last Man

            Francis Fukuyama

  19. Beryl of Oyl December 31, 2021 at 10:40 am #

    On the covid topic, just so no one remains unclear on this, Alex Berenson was right, when he made the statements that got him kicked off twitter.

    The “vaccines” don’t help prevent death or hospitalization. We can see this with our own eyes, despite the sickening testimonials from everyone in government who got the shots and is now getting sick:

    Vaccines don’t stop Covid hospitalizations or deaths

    They never have, even at peak effectiveness. A huge US database offers proof

    https://alexberenson.substack.com/p/vaccines-dont-stop-covid-

    hospitalizations

    The Pfizer shots do more harm than good. This is what Dr. Malone kicked off Twitter:

    https://twitter.com/diedsuddenly/status/1476316884513574915?s=20

    People also are getting censored for sharing Rachel Maddow lying and saying the shots stop the spread of covid.

    They are determined to keep dragging out the scamdemic until they get their government “papers” to participate in public life, and perhaps even to buy food, forced on the entire populace.

    • tahoe1780 December 31, 2021 at 11:04 am #

      More harm than good: https://rumble.com/vqx3kb-the-pfizer-inoculations-do-more-harm-than-good.html

    • Hereward the Woke December 31, 2021 at 11:07 am #

      Excellent points, Beryl. Even many anti-jabbers fail to realize that it’s not just about the clot shot; it’s just as much (if not more) about getting everyone in a digital surveillance system. Over here in Europe, many anti-jabbers are getting their antibody passes, showing they’ve “recovered” from China flu. Great! Now they’re free and back to normal, and they never had to take the jab! Chew on that, Deep State! Wrong. They too are now part of the digital gulag.

      • messianicdruid December 31, 2021 at 6:11 pm #

        COVert IDentification launched in twenty 19.

        • anmariwakaranai December 31, 2021 at 11:08 pm #

          You figure that out yourself messi?

          • messianicdruid January 1, 2022 at 9:29 am #

            Of course not. All I remember is seeing a picture of some 5G equipment being installed with COV19 stamped in the interior.

    • Jarek December 31, 2021 at 12:20 pm #

      https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20211122-pfizer-says-covid-shot-100-effective-in-adolescents-after-4-months

      100% effective. Albert Bourla. This guy has to pay.

      • debt December 31, 2021 at 3:35 pm #

        Most of these big Pharma, government bureaucrats who are pushing us around are members of the tribe.

        • Jarek December 31, 2021 at 3:47 pm #

          OMG! Is this true? Alba, call the police. Hereward, to arms!

          What did Chesterton say? Someday saying that grass is green will be a matter of drawn swords.

          • Blackbird December 31, 2021 at 5:00 pm #

            Grass, if it has an opinion on the matter, might object to being “objectified” by us dirt-walkers. What if grass decides to stick with its own kind (the other veggies – whom we now know communicate more intensively than Facebook among themselves)? Now that it is planted everywhere, what need has it of us to continue to propagate it?

          • Jarek January 1, 2022 at 12:32 pm #

            Good work, Black. Anything to get away from the dreaded subject. Solemn tomfoolery will do, even if devoid of your usual wit. I feel like treading on you as if you were a lawn.

          • debt January 1, 2022 at 8:44 pm #

            lol

          • Blackbird January 2, 2022 at 1:16 pm #

            Put your glasses on and read it again JarJar.

      • GreenAlba January 1, 2022 at 6:54 am #

        Re the France 24 article, note they say ‘Covid itself can cause myocarditis, both more often and a more severe form.”

        Peter McCullough says the exact opposite, that it’s much more serious with the vaxx – he explains it in that 90-minute presentation I’ve cited so much. Both he and Robert Malone say there’s no such thing as ‘mild myocarditis’ – two thirds of myocarditis sufferers will be dead within 5 years. Lee Merritt said that as well.

        And one of them, at least, mentioned sub-clinical myocarditis – with damage to the heart that no-one even knows about at the time.

        • TaxDonkey January 1, 2022 at 8:27 pm #

          “damage to the heart that no-one even knows about”

          Have you heard of any kind of estimates for what those numbers might be? That’s an interesting number.

          • GreenAlba January 1, 2022 at 9:36 pm #

            Sorry, no, TD – I can’t even remember who said it and where, but it was definitely mentioned. By definition, it would be almost impossible to gauge. Like knowing that the vaxxes are carcinogenic but not being able to predict, at this point, how many people are quietly developing cancers they wouldn’t ordinarily have had. Meanwhile they keep trying to eliminate the control groups, so that it will be impossible to say, years from now, if the extra cancers are due to the vaxx (although they seem to be fast-track cancers, as well as cancers in remission becoming aggressive and metastatising.

          • JTinMD January 2, 2022 at 11:27 am #

            What does it even matter? With their liability umbrella intact, who ya gonna sue? So the makers are immune while the jabbed get myocarditis, infertility, etc. Nice work, if you can get it!

    • Bilejones December 31, 2021 at 1:27 pm #

      The desperate attempt to for the vaccine under any pretext or none is not really about a universal vaccine Id . It’s about destroying the control group.

      In five years time it is entirely possible that the vaxxed and the boosted are dying at twice the rate of the purebloods.

      I’m sure plan A for that is concealment through censorship, Plan B is just Lie Harder and Better but plan C undoubtedly involves the broad use of State Violence.

    • Mac December 31, 2021 at 9:14 pm #

      They are just trying to keep it going to allow at least one more round of mass mail in ballots.

  20. Not_GeorgeT December 31, 2021 at 10:42 am #

    “This is just the tired old scheme called kicking the can further down the road. The problem is, we’re at the end of the road.” I thought we were at the end of the road in ’08 (maybe we were), until they brought in HP et al to cook up the “too big to fail” scheme.

    One of the questions I have is “are there any more rabbits in the hat?” The sooner we run out of them, however painful it will be, the sooner some sort of healing can begin.

    • JTinMD December 31, 2021 at 10:56 am #

      Rabbits? Maybe rats in bunny drag.

  21. TaxDonkey December 31, 2021 at 10:51 am #

    Agreed that the central bank digital currencies won’t work. Not only do they need a glitch-free matrix for that to go smoothly, but they came out of the closet too soon. The build back better marketing strategy was a pretty big fail at the box office. Too much trust has already been violated.

    • Islander December 31, 2021 at 11:07 am #

      They also need a shit load of energy to run.

      I think.

      • lastman December 31, 2021 at 11:38 am #

        Speaking of a shit load of energy being used, I wonder how much is wasted daily on all of the geoengineering going on across the world right now?

        If any of you have a spare hour and a half, head over to http://www.geoengineeringwatch.org and listen to Dane’s year end wrap up. The man is a badass. We should all be aspiring to do what he does. I am sure trying on all fronts.

        One of the things he mentions that is bothering me is that his team is finding surfactants in water/snow samples across the US. Surfactants make things slipperier. It seems we are having more vehicular accidents here in the Redoubt this year. Some fatal.

        Wish I had access to a public lab with testing equipment to verify this. I bet it would be easy to tell.

        • Blackbird December 31, 2021 at 3:29 pm #

          Surfactants and “anti-lock” brakes. For decades I was able to bring my car/truck to a stop on rain-soaked, snow-covered, sleety roads. No more. Thanks to “anti-lock” brakes I now slide effortlessly through every intersection (sometimes backwards!) that I didn’t start stopping for at least half a mile earlier. Rain, snow, sleet, even spit on the road – sorry, I can’t stop now! Thanks for making me safer! The ruthless shitification of everything.

        • spaingaroo January 1, 2022 at 12:40 pm #

          It was in full force here today, after quite a long break from overt sky covering. (here being the mountains of Andalucía)

    • messianicdruid December 31, 2021 at 6:19 pm #

      Reggie Middleton will become a household name.

  22. pranah December 31, 2021 at 10:59 am #

    A sobering read indeed on this last day of the year. Thank you, James, for all your hard work and excellent writing–I’ve followed you for years now and you always deliver. To you and all at CFN, Happy New Year, yes, really. 🙂

    In other news, former New Mickey Mouse Club member Tiffini Hale, age 46, is dead of a heart attack. Vaxxxed? Want to bet?

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/music/celebrity/tiffini-hale-mickey-mouse-club-and-the-party-member-dead-at-46/ar-AASjxSP?ocid=msedgdhp&pc=U531

    • Jarek December 31, 2021 at 12:22 pm #

      Deaths for 2020? Nothing unusual. But for 2021? We should be able to see a real “spike”!

    • Hereward the Woke December 31, 2021 at 3:20 pm #

      Come on, Pranah. Middle aged members of the NMMC are known for dropping dead for no reason. What’s the big deal? /s

      • Blackbird December 31, 2021 at 3:31 pm #

        Surprised she made it to the ripe old age of 46. Must not have been a “star”.

  23. SvrzoH December 31, 2021 at 11:00 am #

    Last two years were as if governments, media, medical field and regulatory agencies of the world were given music sheets of the long Covid symphony. Even without rehearsal we were subjected to world class performance, worthy of standing ovation.
    In 2022, my take is that something has to give. Calm calls for reason, peaceful protest did not amount to much so I am afraid that some “event-zero” will turn violent.
    Vienna and Melbourne for years exchanging top spots as the. most livable cities in the world – what an irony from today’s perspective.

    • Hereward the Woke December 31, 2021 at 11:08 am #

      “In 2022, my take is that something has to give”. Affirmative!

  24. Islander December 31, 2021 at 11:01 am #

    Wow, thanks very much for this tour de force!

    I think that took a lot of effort, and it is appreciated.

    So, we have the bad news.

    Now: How to survive and protect the little one has?

    How to make a thousand little decisions that add up to one’s personal fate.

    How to help others preparre? I am thinking of my fave great-nephew, applying to college.
    Will he read this? Will it be too depressing? How to get him to do so! I don’t think the 4-year college thing will be worth it for him.

    How to continue gracefully, regardless of what lies ahead?

    The rubber will hit the road in two-oh-deuce.

    • Hereward the Woke December 31, 2021 at 11:13 am #

      Islander, I see nothing but a religious outlook and mindset working against what may be coming our way.

    • MaryQueen December 31, 2021 at 6:12 pm #

      To me, college seems like the biggest waste of energy, resources and money going.

      Young people would be wise to go into the trades about now.

    • anmariwakaranai December 31, 2021 at 11:20 pm #

      This is harsh isle, but when this goes hot tell him to go here,… frat of st benoit joseph labre, 163, route 109, Saint-Dominique-du-Rosaire, Quebec, Canada, J0Y-2K0 …… for survival of the species.

  25. Beryl of Oyl December 31, 2021 at 11:01 am #

    Regarding the Deep State and President Trump, I am seeing more and more indications that the Deep State was heavily involved in that coronavirus task force from minute one.

    Someone here mentioned to me that VP Pence was Deep State.

    I came across this article, where a woman who like me, is a Trump supporter, is taking him to task for his actions and statements around the coronavirus response and the “vaccines”.

    She says something illuminating here, when she points out that it was Pence (who she refers to as “Deep Stater Pence” later in the article) was the one who sent the president to the controlled-opposition Heritage Foundation.

    Trump’s Lethal “Operation Warp Speed” Jabs

    “The mere fact that it took President Trump four years to realize just exactly who and what his Vice President really was, and who and what his Senior Counselor, Kellyanne Conway was…tells me the man has little discernment as to those who are really on his side. Pence sent Trump to controlled-opposition Heritage Foundation and Conway sent him to the Federalist Society, both of whom steered Trump to Supreme Court nominees who, we now know, are anything but conservative. Conway and Pence have been friends for years and have family who are intermarried. They worked together.

    Pence was given challenge after challenge by Trump, and failed at every one of them, including being in charge of the Coronavirus Task Force. He gave us Fauci, Birx and Redfield and they destroyed our economy and Trump…just as their handlers planned. Read Pence’s history… [Link], [Link], [Link], [Link].

    On January 6th, 2021, Pence stabbed Trump in the back and the Republic in the heart. Finally, after four years, Trump saw the real face of his Vice President…one who had no problem elbow bumping with Pelosi.”

    So, whether you believe Trump was “controlled opposition” or not, and I do not, there is certainly ample evidence that he was being controlled to some degree by controlled opposition.

    My opinion is that VP Pence belongs in prison. It is a major scandal, one for the ages, that the guy who created the virus (or helped in its creation) was put in charge of the task force to handle the virus.

    The man had a mile long record of deceit, failure, incompetence, skullduggery, cruelty, and depraved indifference to human life.

    He should never have been allowed inside the White House. Dr. Mengele wasn’t available so they got the next best thing.

    • JTinMD December 31, 2021 at 11:41 am #

      I can’t believe how so many people still have any confidence at all in our political system and/or politicians. Throw da bums out! All of ‘em!

      • neurodoc December 31, 2021 at 1:43 pm #

        Agreed!!! The obvious failure of trump should tell everyone that there are no politicos who are for the people or who can, or want to, help stop the deep state juggernaut. We are truly on our own.

        • Blackbird December 31, 2021 at 3:33 pm #

          Yup. But – 2022!! Nope – the year the screws get screwed down tighter.

        • TaxDonkey January 1, 2022 at 8:37 pm #

          Agreed. No one is coming to save us.

    • Jarek December 31, 2021 at 12:26 pm #

      Trump is a pussy too. He could have spoken the Truth; used the bully pulpit to derail the covid agenda. But he was afraid. Just like he was afraid to take action when the election was stolen from him. Just like he was afraid to support Ashley Babbitt and the January 6 prisoners. Just like he’s afraid of going to prison, so he’s become a vax shill.

      • 100th Avatar December 31, 2021 at 12:35 pm #

        It is not that he’s a “pussy” as much as the (not a)vaccine has been so intertwined with his rule. A trophy that he eagerly stashed on his white house mantle.

        There is a particular brilliance in allowing Trump to take credit for something (that does not work) that purportedly saves millions of lives, and was developed and (not)approved in record time.

        In essence, they played him.
        They know his ego always trumps his sense.

        He’s a vainglorious and egotistical show-man.
        All eyes on me, all the time.

        • Beryl of Oyl December 31, 2021 at 2:33 pm #

          As far as his support for the vaccine goes, he could produce maybe a million highly credentialed individuals who are saying exactly the same thing.

          I don’t know of anyone who has gone to the doctor’s recently, and their doctor has not pushed the shot heavily.

          He was clearly told something along the lines of, “Here we have a disease, a virus to end all viruses. Millions of people are going to die, all over the world. Our only hope for many lies with a vaccine, but you know, it’s too bad, there’s one that’s nearly ready, but first it has to go through so much government red tape….”.

          That’s throwing red meat in front of a hungry lion.

          If everything that people told him was true, his achievement would have been something stupendous for mankind.

          Who would believe that so many in medicine, pharmaceuticals, and “public health” could be this corrupt?

          AS for ego, nobody who has ever run for president hadn’t had an inflated ego. No one.

          • Jarek December 31, 2021 at 3:49 pm #

            You’re forgetting his tweets of anti-covid hysteria doctors. His trying to stop testing without telling people WHY (because it’s a fraud). He knew. He’s not stupid. But not telling people the Truth on that made his look ridiculous.

          • Blackbird December 31, 2021 at 5:24 pm #

            That’s a big problem with our traditional electoral process: those with a big enough ego to get elected, are generally those with such a big ego that we should never trust them to favor us over themselves.

            If, some day in the future, some of us arise, choking on concrete dust but otherwise alive… Each citizen (adult, voluntary contract) gets one vote – and is subject to election to any office. No one runs for office. Anybody tries to, tar and feather him and run him outa town. County Commissioners elected from among Township Supervisors. (City stuff, translate as appropriate.) Governor from among County Commissioners. Similar for federal representation.

            And that’s just the electoral process…

          • MaryQueen December 31, 2021 at 6:17 pm #

            You’re asking me to believe that Trump, a billionaire con man, who was close friends with the Clintons, didn’t know that the CDC and the NIH were corrupt? Or the level of Deep State control?

            But I knew those things in 2016. How is it possible Trump did not?

          • anmariwakaranai December 31, 2021 at 11:45 pm #

            Blackbird, in the old days men, (packing), went down to the courthouse and stood outside and took a vote. They all had skin in the game.

        • Blackbird December 31, 2021 at 5:05 pm #

          Trump wasn’t smart enough to do the job that needed to be done. We shouldn’t have expected him to do that job.

          • messianicdruid December 31, 2021 at 6:51 pm #

            We are all actors in this play. His role is occulted as a part of the script. I’m gonna watch the whole thing before being a critic.

          • wokethis January 1, 2022 at 2:05 pm #

            I believe that people were so profoundly desperate for someone, anyone, who wasn’t a horse thief, that he was the only alternative…

          • Blackbird January 2, 2022 at 1:28 pm #

            Attempting to fix the problem by selecting the occupant of the top office from among two pre-approved options is never going to solve anything.

            By treating government as a spectator sport, we have made it one.

      • Paula D December 31, 2021 at 1:01 pm #

        Jarek will you please post that letter from the jailed Jan. 6th protester that talks about the conditions in the jail?

        • BackRowHeckler December 31, 2021 at 1:34 pm #

          On the other hand, in Portland and Seattle, rioters arrested for assaulting police officers, setting a federal courthouse on fire, and throwing molotov cocktails at city hall are having their cases dismissed, or given light sentences.

          • 100th Avatar December 31, 2021 at 1:45 pm #

            You mean to tell me that Soros’ handpicked and financed DA’s are not prosecuting his paid every-4-years agitators?

            It’s almost as if people refuse the truth.

        • anmariwakaranai December 31, 2021 at 11:48 pm #

          That was brutal. 2 ppl asked to be removed from my email list when I sent that out. 1 former friend, 1 family.
          Maybe they’ll come around. Can’t hold my breath much longer.

          • lastman January 1, 2022 at 11:51 am #

            Your better off without them. Cut your losses.

            Hope they have the stomach for what’s to come.

      • Blackbird December 31, 2021 at 3:40 pm #

        I don’t think he was so much afraid, as he was playing the role assigned to him. (Is he afraid now? No, he’s another Obama, farting from the sidelines, for his followers to snort.) January 6 is all on Trump. His most loyal (if misguided) supporters – and he threw them on the fire.

        Even rotting in prison they won’t say it: “Fuck you Donald Trump!”

        Everybody yelling “Trump 2024!!!!!” – you will get what you deserve, and then some.

        • MaryQueen December 31, 2021 at 6:18 pm #

          His supporters are like Bernie Sanders supporters.

          Bernie threw his supporters under the bus TWICE and some are still coming back for more.

          There’s no learnin’ ’em.

          • Blackbird January 1, 2022 at 12:30 pm #

            I know! “Feel the Bern!” I like the irony. I felt the Bern – once was enough for me. But for my vaxx shootin’, mask-wearin’, Obama-lovin’ friends (I know – how do they put up with me?):

            Bern me once, then Bern me twice.
            Then Bern me once again…

        • JTinMD January 1, 2022 at 9:05 am #

          Yer right, Blackbird. January Sixth handed him a yuuuge, beautiful, golden opportunity to be the hero; not on that day, but soon thereafter. From then on, all he had to do was just stand up for the “insurrectionists,” with loud and bitter rhetoric. He’s a pussy.

          • lastman January 1, 2022 at 12:01 pm #

            I laughed uncontrollably when in the beginning, most I know were extolling the, “he’s been installed to oversee the bankruptcy of the US, If anyone can right this, drump is the man.” Drain the swamp baby!

            LMFAO some more. I mentioned to them that no one really survives 4 bankruptcies. You don’t just walk away from them completely intact a hero. You don’t walk away with a medal around your neck. They cut you THEIR deal and “the dude abides.”

            They are the money changers…remember them?

      • TaxDonkey January 1, 2022 at 8:41 pm #

        Time to move on from Trump. Love him or hate him, he’s part of history now. Whatever political capital he had left, a huge % is now gone with his idiotic position on the shot.

    • Paula D December 31, 2021 at 12:59 pm #

      He shouldn’t have fired Flynn and Bannon. He should have put RJK Jr on the task force.
      He fired the ones he could trust and kept the back stabbers.
      Big mistake.

      • Jarek December 31, 2021 at 1:05 pm #

        Is this why you left Communism? Because they’re for the Jab?

        • Paula D January 1, 2022 at 12:09 pm #

          Jarek, will you please link to that letter from Washington DC jail?

      • Beryl of Oyl December 31, 2021 at 2:38 pm #

        I think I recall Pence playing a part in the firing of Flynn.

        He made some serious mistakes, but a lot of his critics forget how bad his own party had it in for him.

        As far as Bobby Jr. goes, President Trump did something he would often do.

        Using his own instincts, when the people concerned about vaccines approached him, he listened, and asked Bobby to be his head of vaccine safety.

        This was controversial, but so is Trump.

        Then he talked to an expert, second guessed his own instincts, and left Bobby hanging.

  26. getsome December 31, 2021 at 11:03 am #

    James Howard: In times of challenge, I ALWAYS defer to your fantastic ending of “Living in the Long Emergency”. Something out there WILL take us out. Have faith and treat each other kindly. These calamities are exactly as was in the past, only the external clothing has changed to confuse those ignorant of history. Pet peeve; this/that/he/it is the greatest in human history. Ex. More were killed in that battle (45.000), than any battle in human history. Reality, Sekigehara, 1600 Japan, 60,000 dead in one day. The point is the human ape needs to feel this timeframe, with them in it, is the most glorious/important/horrific/evil, etc… Nothing has changed re depredations visited upon those not in power. Genghis Khan, Attila, the Sun King, 1800’s England, Hitler’s Germany and so on. But, we are today alive to personally bear witness, hence it the MOST – fill in the rest.
    Here in Southern Va, no stores closed, masks for the first few months and not all played; NEVER stopped at Wally World due to no mask (neighbors, ya know). Daily gunshots as deer season still ongoing; warm (60’s to 70) so garden turning ongoing; schools open; yard nativity scenes still about in number; jab rate low, eyes mostly open. Hard working, distrustful of gov’t. FJB to max. Long Emergency accreditation conferred! (Awaiting your Eminence to visit and bless).
    May you and those of importance to you thrive in the coming year, or May your personal “something” out there be quick.
    Thank You for sharing your unique perspective here, without which I, for one, would not formulate my life narrative nearly as soundly OR be able to face projected experience as calmly.

    • BackRowHeckler December 31, 2021 at 3:58 pm #

      Getsome what’s the feeling in rural Va about the destruction of Confederate monuments? Indifference? Acceptance? Anger?

      • Mr.Mudd January 2, 2022 at 9:22 pm #

        I’m in SW VA and our county still has a statue of a confederate soldier in front of the courthouse. I can’t imagine it will be removed. But I think it’s one of a very few remaining in the state.

    • TaxDonkey January 1, 2022 at 8:49 pm #

      Nice summary Getsome. I would point out that this time is different in some ways. This is the 1st time in world history that a falling empire losing their grasp on the printing press has had nuclear weapons. I would also argue that resource depletion has never occurred on a more global scale. The Easter Islanders cut down all their wood and the Anasazi suffered a drought etc…. but none of this has ever affected the entire population of the earth. The current decline in global energy stores seems to be affecting quite a few nations now, not just a couple of regions here and there.

  27. Hereward the Woke December 31, 2021 at 11:11 am #

    Anyone notice how many of the psychopaths seem to be walking back their China flu hysteria? Biden basically saying leave measures to the states; the CDC deep-sixing the useless PCR test; even Comrade Tedros mumbling on about the jabs killing children. Maybe it’s all a head fake; maybe they realize the game is up. Ironically, when the China flu tide recedes, the only ones left high and dry might be Mini Mengele and….Donald Trump.

    • JohnAZ December 31, 2021 at 3:32 pm #

      A collective acceptance that mankind does not control much of anything. His worst enemy is the smallest piece of “life” on the planet. It has him totally buffaloed. Now it is time for the blame game. Who is going to get it in the shorts because they have no idea what to do?

      Then after the virus

      AGW

      Fresh water

      Micro plastic pollution

      Oil depletion

      Starvation

      • Blackbird December 31, 2021 at 5:41 pm #

        So many real concerns, left out of the official solutions, makes me doubt the official solutions.

      • wolfbay December 31, 2021 at 6:06 pm #

        Also mass migration that will continue until the whole world is equally third world.

        • anmariwakaranai December 31, 2021 at 11:58 pm #

          Yes migration. And war might be next, Crimea the firecracker, N Korea, Iran, China, civil war USA.

          Maybe January shifts the narrative then bank collapses/repos on mortgages start in march re Yeadens bullet points.

          • Blackbird January 1, 2022 at 12:53 pm #

            At the moment, I see the threat of war to be a much more useful tool than a real war. Donbass, Taiwan, Korea – watch what the left hand (the Bad Guy) is doing, way over there, while the right hand (the Good Guy) strangles you. The only place I see a real war serving the long-term plan is Iran. Three reasons: Oil, Israel, Armageddon (it’s more popular than you might think – and difficult to separate from the second reason).

    • TaxDonkey January 1, 2022 at 8:57 pm #

      Hereward, they’re taking a breather. Changes in strategy likely being discussed right now. Why aren’t the plebes taking the shot like they’re supposed to? Why don’t these sheep like our spokesmen Bill Gates and Fauci? Ratings of our shit media are going down, dammit. Get some lipstick on Brian Stelter. Omicon is not working, what’s our next box office release to get their attention?

      Just a pause. They are not done attacking humanity, that’s for sure.

  28. Disaffected December 31, 2021 at 11:13 am #

    In related news this morning, our esteemed Q.’s ‘Ruckers’ Scarlet Knights just kicked off to the Wake Forest Demon Deacons in the Taxslayer Gator Bowl in lovely JAX. Many might not have heard, but Head Coach Greg Schiano appointed Q. to the Assistant Coach for Grammar and Diction position prior to the game, so as to prevent any undue embarrassment during post-game interviews after the Knights get through slaying the Deacons.

    • Disaffected December 31, 2021 at 5:34 pm #

      Knights went down in honorable defeat to the Deacs, 38-10,but I’m pretty sure I could hear in the background of the telecast Q. yelling out from the sideline to the QB to “E-NUN-CI-ATE!” when calling signals.

  29. JTinMD December 31, 2021 at 11:30 am #

    Q is all right, in his place. They just haven’t dug it yet.

    • Disaffected December 31, 2021 at 11:50 am #

      Now now JT, don’t me mean. Knights trail 14-7 in the second but are threatening. If their defense only knew the meaning of ”setting the edge” they’d be ahead. Surprised a Schiano coached team doesn’t know that already.

      • Disaffected December 31, 2021 at 11:52 am #

        be mean…

        I’m obviously spelling (or at least typing) challenged today.

        • Beryl of Oyl December 31, 2021 at 2:41 pm #

          Me too, but I’m blaming Climate Change.

    • JTinMD December 31, 2021 at 12:07 pm #

      I know, Diz. I’m truly sorry, Q.

  30. Beryl of Oyl December 31, 2021 at 11:37 am #

    Psycho evil nut bitch from hell Kathy Cuomo made a fool of herself with her crackdown calling for masks and other wacky voodoo to dispense with the virus, so she has tried to change the subject with her plan to combat the public health emergency of racism.

    Nice try, Kathy, but everybody hates you and many would prefer Andrew Cuomo to you.

    My advice would be to kill yourself because you have zero socially redeeming qualities.

    • Jarek December 31, 2021 at 12:30 pm #

      Imagine trying to criminalize the most healthy thing in the world: Loving your own people!

    • neurodoc December 31, 2021 at 3:12 pm #

      Beryl: psychopaths almost never kill themselves; they prefer to rape and kill others, whether metaphorically or in reality. How many politicians have you heard of having suicided, out of the thousands we’ve had over the past 4-5 decades? I can’t think of any, despite suicide being the 10th most common cause of death in the US.

      • Blackbird December 31, 2021 at 3:44 pm #

        Good point! Suicide among the rich and famous needs to be encouraged! What can we do to help them?

        • anmariwakaranai January 1, 2022 at 12:03 am #

          Send them a rock n roll “auto asphyxiation for dummies” vid.

    • Socrates-Detroit January 2, 2022 at 11:27 pm #

      It will never happen.

      Powerful people who feel a sense of profound responsibility for something gone wrong, in cultures where personal honor is very important, they have been known to commit suicide.

      The NYS governor has neither.

  31. Beryl of Oyl December 31, 2021 at 11:40 am #

    How long did it take to write today’s piece, I wonder? It’s an entire abridged college textbook. If college were any good that is.

    Im not sure what the course would be, but I’m glad there isn’t going to be a test.

  32. Frank December 31, 2021 at 11:43 am #

    Thanks for the history and forecast James. May I say that you’re a fine
    American. I wish there were more
    like you in our government. I hope
    you have a good new year. Frank

    • Blackbird December 31, 2021 at 3:46 pm #

      I wish there were any in “our” “government” like Mr. K.

  33. HowardBeale December 31, 2021 at 11:43 am #

    Well, Jim, “mind-fuckery” and “Twenty-Double-Deuce” in the first paragraph. LOL! I could have stopped there and had a good day.
    I didn’t have to look up “mind-fuckery,” but I did have to look up the other, and what I came up with is not good. I found nothing on “twenty” double deuce, but double deuce reaped/reapt? heaps of gifts:
    From the ‘Urban Dictionary’:
    “When a man has to take a shit, taking up the toilet stall, and another man has to go so bad that, forgoing his heterosexuality, he sits on the other man’s lap …”
    There were others, but my stomach already hurts.
    Of course we all know the classic definition of double deuce. I’m thinking that I’ve had quicker quickies than the time it would take to do Twenty Double Deuce.
    Moving on the second paragraph now…

  34. wlombard101 December 31, 2021 at 11:53 am #

    High potential for constitutional crisis in 2022. Also, Costco was out of spiral ham, two days before new years. Food hoarding in 2022.

    • Disaffected December 31, 2021 at 12:04 pm #

      Local Smith’s has been picked over bad for two straight weeks now, despite never being particularly crowded. I sense something might be up too.

      • Blackbird December 31, 2021 at 3:50 pm #

        Farmers destroying food. Stores without food – and at higher prices. Yeah, sounds about right to me…

        2022 – the year of the Starvation Artist.

    • Jarek December 31, 2021 at 12:33 pm #

      What causes the spiral?

      • stelmosfire December 31, 2021 at 12:47 pm #

        Whirling Dervish.

        • Bilejones December 31, 2021 at 2:46 pm #

          Is Ham Halal in your part of the world?

      • Blackbird December 31, 2021 at 3:47 pm #

        Pigs chasing their own tails.

      • Jarek December 31, 2021 at 3:51 pm #

        Simple things are interesting. Why did the Beatles call themselves the Beatles. What’s a Beatle? Everyone thought they knew, but we got as many different answers.

        • spaingaroo January 1, 2022 at 12:51 pm #

          Because they liked to hit woman who loved women

          • spaingaroo January 1, 2022 at 12:52 pm #

            I wish there was an edit button.
            because they liked to hit women who loved women?

        • TaxDonkey January 1, 2022 at 9:00 pm #

          Overrated band. Crappy name.

  35. Bill of Rights December 31, 2021 at 12:03 pm #

    You’re a hard worker Jim — nice long article today.

    Could you (or someone on this blog) please explain what the “FED BALANCE SHEET” means?

    Thanks and stay free in 2022.

    • Disaffected December 31, 2021 at 12:08 pm #

      Assets vs. liabilities. Assets are greatly overstated and shrinking, liabilities are greatly understated and rising.

      • TaxDonkey January 1, 2022 at 9:05 pm #

        Most “Assets” can only be considered as such if some other party continually pays their debt. We’ve got mountains of assets that can turn into liabilities overnight. Deflationary destruction. Or maybe we’ll all pay off our bills and mortgages off with trillion dollar bills.

    • JTinMD December 31, 2021 at 12:17 pm #

      Start here and research it beyond. It’s worth the effort.
      https://www.investopedia.com/articles/economics/10/understanding-the-fed-balance-sheet.asp

      Just like any other balance sheet, the Fed’s balance sheet consists of assets and liabilities. Each week, the Fed issues its H.4.1 report, which provides a consolidated statement of the condition of all the Federal Reserve banks, in terms of their assets and liabilities.

      • Bill of Rights December 31, 2021 at 12:21 pm #

        Thanks for your help guys.

        • Bilejones December 31, 2021 at 2:56 pm #

          The real issue with the Fed balance sheet is that it is the ledger whereby wholesale money creation takes place. It’s explosion in recent years is the cause of the massive wealth transfer from the real economy to the Wizarding World of Financialization. It’s how the rich get richer.

          It’s worth spending a little time understanding.

          https://www.federalreserve.gov/monetarypolicy/bst_fedsbalancesheet.htm

          Murray Rothbard’s classic “The Case Against The Fed”

          Is available free here as download pdf or ebook or audiobook.

          https://mises.org/library/case-against-fed-0

          • anmariwakaranai January 1, 2022 at 12:14 am #

            Or just go to Ron Pauls website for a really quick take.
            Lots of definition changing going on over there too, and changing the metrics, sleight of hand wizards, the bullshit bafflers.

          • JTinMD January 1, 2022 at 9:15 am #

            END THE FED

      • TaxDonkey January 1, 2022 at 9:08 pm #

        All that paper on the Fed’s balance sheet can burn. The problem is they’re going to be the largest owners of property once all of us little people get foreclosed on. You’ll own nothing and you’ll be pissed.

        • lastman January 1, 2022 at 11:32 pm #

          I’m not sure that will happen…the little people getting foreclosed on.

          With it happening in mass, US wide, who is going to root you out?

          Someone from Bum Fk Mortgage in Bridgeport, Mass will be showing up at your door? The local sheriff? Some bean counter from some alphabet agency?

          They will have there own problems.

          No one coming to save you, no one coming to collect.

          Great time to be alive all.

          • JTinMD January 2, 2022 at 10:03 am #

            No one coming to save you,so keep your money, and stop paying taxes, no one coming to collect.

          • lastman January 2, 2022 at 10:30 am #

            I like your style brother.

            Let’s face it, we haven’t been represented in well…our lifetimes.

            Lots of people are turning away.

          • JTinMD January 2, 2022 at 11:36 am #

            I’m actually betting on it, lastman. All in (or out, as it were)!

  36. 100th Avatar December 31, 2021 at 12:10 pm #

    Humans build societies on a bedrock of lies
    Over and over again.

    And even if they try not to, if they try to begin their society with”self-evident” truths, over time, like the planks of Theseus’s trireme, the cornerstones and scaffolding of civilization are replaced with lies.
    And more lies.

    Even in this day, the so-called information age. They go unreported, unnoticed.
    But mostly ignored.
    Willfully ignored.
    Like that little chunk of knowledge stuffed in the back of your head.
    Your time will come.

    Everywhere you turn: lies and the lies needed to cover them.

    -Politics
    -Wars
    -Markets/finance
    -Health
    -Ecology (global warming, climate change, atmospheric carbon, etc.)

    The hoi polloi speak about awakening.
    Being “woke”
    Yet they are merely transitioning to another carefully programmed fantasy, dream, nightmare.
    Another lie built to control them. To steer them.

    So much in this life is contingent upon one’s ability to sustain disbelief.

    In human relations particularly.
    How many lies from colleagues, superiors, friends, family must you actively ignore or overlook?

    The expenditures in cognitive dissonance one must expel on a daily basis fuel so much in our mutual congenital acrimony, our species’ inability to get along, to progress. To be real. To be true.

    But ain’t nobody have time for that
    We must get back to “real” life and our real problems.
    The ones our very nature sentences us to, for our short eternities.

    This, and we, too shall pass

    It’s just that there are some, at the top, who prefer that we pass, move on, evolve, what have you, just a little bit more quickly.

    • JTinMD December 31, 2021 at 12:19 pm #

      The Great Acceleration?

      • 100th Avatar December 31, 2021 at 12:25 pm #

        Yes, and underlying it all is the exponential acceleration of population.
        The causation of most, if not all, of the pinpointed trends.

        • gustafson.robert.22 December 31, 2021 at 12:31 pm #

          i would call overpopulation an effect (of economic structure… of intensive agriculture + oil).

          the root cause is economic structure, or the group-psychological motivators of economic structure

          • 100th Avatar December 31, 2021 at 12:42 pm #

            of course, and you can make an easy argument, very easy in fact, in support of it.

            However, we know one thing about the nature of life.
            Of most living things on this planet.

            Left unmolested, they all ultimately consume (all their energy) themselves.

            You don’t need to throw cash at yeast in a petri dish.
            or mule deer or rabbits or

          • gustafson.robert.22 December 31, 2021 at 12:43 pm #

            yep. are we smarter than yeast

          • gustafson.robert.22 December 31, 2021 at 12:47 pm #

            as the aborigines were

          • Jarek December 31, 2021 at 12:48 pm #

            PSA: Gustaf is all in on cannibalism. Think twice before accepting an invitation for dinner.

          • gustafson.robert.22 December 31, 2021 at 12:52 pm #

            *licks lips*

            not all in now. only a cannibal under proper conditions

          • Jarek December 31, 2021 at 1:03 pm #

            And nobody ever got around to finding poor Timothy.

            Or even looking…..

          • messianicdruid December 31, 2021 at 7:18 pm #

            “Politics
            -Wars
            -Markets/finance
            -Health
            -Ecology (global warming, climate change, atmospheric carbon, etc.)”

            Are you placing religion under Politics or are you simply ignoring it altogether?

          • 100th Avatar December 31, 2021 at 10:09 pm #

            @messi (not the #10)

            Religion?
            Like I said

            Ain’t nobody got time for that

            Besides it has evolved

            The new controlling force is science

            Let me get the memo… hold on…

          • anmariwakaranai January 1, 2022 at 12:36 am #

            Gus, have you heard the aboriginies ‘dream time’ stories about Pangia? Un freakin believable that those tales were passed down for what, 40, or 80 k years.
            Oral tradition, respect.

    • gustafson.robert.22 December 31, 2021 at 12:23 pm #

      australian aborigines – 40,000 years of cultural continuity

      often, the lies are foundational, such as:

      “we will obviously be better-off if we grow kilo-tons of food to be stored in barns. That pesky new-testament verse in Matthew is just dumb. We’ll ignore it… Success, spread your legs!”

      • Jarek December 31, 2021 at 12:50 pm #

        Culture? You mean like hunting people from other tribes as game? Or eating their own children?

        • gustafson.robert.22 December 31, 2021 at 12:55 pm #

          to jarek, theres no “culture” without a full symphony to play wagner, which is absolutely worth the short and self-destructive course of the civilization that assembles that orchestra..

          • Jarek December 31, 2021 at 1:42 pm #

            And the Australian hollowed out log and rock drum symphony is just as good in any case, it all being in the ear of the beholder, right?

            They’re just as human as we are, even if cross bred with Homo Erectus with IQ’s in the 60’s…..

          • gustafson.robert.22 December 31, 2021 at 2:09 pm #

            this poor soul can’t enjoy the sonics of logs anymore. his ears are spoiled by over-refinement.

            and he talks down to his own much more balanced ancestors from his perch atop a sinking steam-ship, an iceberg-sliced tub that is the pride of the west

          • Jarek December 31, 2021 at 3:55 pm #

            Don’t blame me. I’d call them fauna and let them be, at least in some places. Lots of wasteland in Australia. They are adapted to it in every way. An amazing form of life, of course.

            In the Amazon we took proud warrior-farmers and turned them into alcoholic bell boys and busboys. An improvement?

          • ianw December 31, 2021 at 7:20 pm #

            [Australian Aboriginal People are] just as human as we are, even if cross bred with Homo Erectus with IQ’s in the 60’s …

            You’re being “economical with the truth” once again.

            Indigenous Australians are fully modern Homo sapiens, and are no more closely related to Homo erectus than a Chinese person, a Norwegian, someone from Omaha, or maybe Buenos Aires. Or Jarek.

            Cannibalism was not widely practised among Australian Aboriginal tribes, although reports of it were reasonably common in the century 1830-1930. It has since become a very controversial issue.

          • malthuss December 31, 2021 at 11:55 pm #

            bla bla bla

            look at how non whites are destroying the USA.

          • ianw January 1, 2022 at 2:28 am #

            […] look at how non whites are destroying the USA.

            Yeah well … your pointless white supremacy position has not gone un-noticed. You can’t conceive of nations where diversity and multiculturalism work – you always want to see conflict and mayhem. Sad.

            You could have a much better, more enjoyable, life, if you engaged with people different to you.

        • malthuss December 31, 2021 at 11:54 pm #

          ape men

          • ianw January 1, 2022 at 2:44 am #

            Your childish racism does you no credit. Sad.

      • spaingaroo January 1, 2022 at 1:01 pm #

        They are certainly homo sapiens sapiens and they lived in a stable culture in a harsh environment for at least 40,000 years it seems.
        These are people who are exactly the same as us in cognitive potential. I have known many. The cultural examples are plentiful.
        My thought then naturally is, the culture was unchanging during millennia because it was basically perfect. There was no desire to change a thing.
        Otherwise, what other explanation is there?

        Perfect does not mean non-violent, nor does it mean non-sexist, nor does it mean any stupid contemporary sound bite. It means perfectly adapted to an environmental niche. And perfect for perceived quality of life.

        • ianw January 1, 2022 at 2:34 pm #

          Thank you – and I worked with Aboriginal People for decades.

          Given opportunities, decent nutrition, education, and avoidance of destructive behaviour – they are sharp as a tack – humorous, perceptive, ambitious, creative, resilient … all the rest.

          The lack of change (or “progress”) was definitely a result of harmony with the environment in part, but I think isolation was a huge factor.

          When the wheel (or animal domestication, cereal crops, writing, metallurgy – many things) emerged in the fertile crescent and thereabouts – these spread like wildfire east and west – from Portugal to Vietnam.

          Aboriginals didn’t have animals to domesticate, and very few cereal crops. But mostly they lacked any contact for 50,000 years.

          • TaxDonkey January 1, 2022 at 9:25 pm #

            “Given opportunities..”

            Why is it always the liberal’s job to “give” somebody something using somebody else’s money? Why not let them pursue their own education system and make their own opportunities. Wouldn’t that be less racist than infantalizing them with welfare and handouts from a corrupt system?

          • ianw January 1, 2022 at 10:42 pm #

            Why is it always the liberal’s job to “give” somebody something using somebody else’s money? Why not let them pursue their own education system and make their own opportunities. Wouldn’t that be less racist than infantalizing them with welfare and handouts from a corrupt system?

            Your brutal Social Darwinism is showing, comrade! Do you relate to Potter from “It’s a Wonderful Life”?

            Aboriginal People are – in general – hugely marginalised, and have faced massive discrimination and systemic stigmatisation for 230 years. Things only really improved from about 1970.

            Those of us who worked in this field are not all gooey-eyed liberals … many were hard-nuts with lots of years of applying tough love to such minorities.

            While I have some sympathy with the view that spending a great deal of money on Aboriginal People can lead to dependency and lack of drive, I can advise that so many Aboriginal kids start so far behind the 8-ball (including literally in the womb) that the help we provided has often borne fruit.

            Kids and young adults who do get to school, get decent meals, and a bit of support, can break the chains and the cycle, and a number do every year.

            It is worthwhile, and not corrupt at the coal-face. And most of the “handouts” in rich countries go to the already rich and the oligarchs – true story.

      • Anthea January 2, 2022 at 10:14 am #

        @ gustafson:

        Most of these romanticized views of aboriginal peoples originate in and are promoted by Hollywood and other mass media. I have never thought much about their purpose in doing this, but it is almost certainly evil, since that’s what they do.

        I think it is probably an earlier iteration of Hollywood’s purposeful denigration of Western Civilization, and whites in general. Kind of like the media’s ceaseless portrayal of blacks as cultured, capable, and intelligent–or, as in The Matrix, all-wise. Since such a portrayal of blacks would have been viewed with a jaundiced eye back in 1955, the media went with Native Americans, whom they could romanticize without push-back from the public in general, because there was so little danger of the intrusion of objective reality arising from some acquaintance with them.

        I can’t resist getting discursive here, so forgive me.

        Lots of people know people who are part Native American–or think they do. When I was growing up, about half the families on our block laid claim to Native American heritage. My childhood best friend’s family made quite a parade of the dad being half Cherokee–even to the point that the dad was always called “Chief.” As a child, I thought that was his name, since that’s all he was ever called.

        Well, a couple of years ago my childhood best friend told me that DNA testing had revealed that the family had no Native American blood at all.

        What am I getting at here? Claiming Native American ancestry is one of the customary ways in which light-skinned blacks have passed for white. My guess is that all the families claiming Native American ancestry in my childhood neighborhood did so for that reason.

        One of the tip-offs was when some of my old neighbors would post pictures on Facebook of their mother or aunt in her youth, and they were unmistakably light-skinned blacks.

        I have long wondered how it came about that this particular little town came to have so many families like this.

  37. wm5135 December 31, 2021 at 12:33 pm #

    in the approximately seventy six years since the end of World War II humanity has proven we have the intellectual capacity of yeast

    Hereward the Woke:
    “They’ve let themselves be poisoned with a fake vaccine so they can indulge in those vital existential and spiritual pleasures of going to Disneyland and watching Rage against the Machine.”

    The more upscale intelligentsia poisoned themselves at an equal or higher rate to access “the tourist theme-park of my lifetime JHK”, and such can’t do without locations such as Greenland.(members of my family)

    Two years into this debacle and not a single one of the persons i know with post graduate degrees has any idea that Robert Malone, Peter McCollugh or Geert Vanden Bossche even exist. These people have accepted every piece of disinformation without a single moment of introspection or investigation. To admit that any person with a degree is a fraud is a self indictment that is impossible for them to even consider.

    invest yourself in your family, love your neighbor and find Hope for the New Year within the mystery of your consciousness. We are not lost, just temporarily misplaced.

    Happy New Year

  38. JTinMD December 31, 2021 at 12:35 pm #

    Wait — whaaat? Our gummint did whaaat! No way!

    The worst-case scenario is worrisome,” he continued. “As long as molnupiravir is in use somewhere in the world, it could generate repeated cycles of new variants, with people desperately taking the drug to fight the new variants it spawns, creating a vicious positive feedback loop while causing more suffering and deaths… The FDA and Merck have essentially engaged the public in a gamble without public debate.

    https://scheerpost.com/2021/12/29/experts-warn-mercks-fda-authorized-covid-pill-could-create-breeding-ground-for-mutant-viruses/

    • got___truth December 31, 2021 at 1:17 pm #

      http://www.got-truth.com/images/imgC.jpg

    • JohnAZ December 31, 2021 at 3:47 pm #

      Yeah, this parallels the antibiotic problem.

      Life survives, it changes to accommodate adversity.

      Only people whose immune systems are losing the battle need to use antibiotics or antivirals,

      And always finish the course of either, so all organisms are gone, by the drug and the immune system. 100%, or here come the mutants.

      MDs and their cookbooks are the problem with antibiotics.

      • TaxDonkey January 1, 2022 at 9:32 pm #

        Well, can we have some exceptions. I never get sick, never go to the doctor for like 30 years straight. One time after mountain biking all day and dehydration, I got a urinary tract infection. In fact, I was pissing blood and it was very painful. Lucky for me, antibiotics were available and I was mostly fixed up in a couple of days. Thankfully this happened some time ago. Nowadays, they would have diagnosed me with Covid and treated me with Remdeathisnear.

  39. JTinMD December 31, 2021 at 12:40 pm #

    Positively dreadful.

    The drug’s manufacturers, Merck and Ridgeback, are entering into licensing deals that would allow the drug to be made and sold widely in more than 105 countries, which means that, if approved by regulators, we will soon have very little control over the drug’s administration and dosages delivered,” he added. “We are potentially headed towards a world-class disaster.

    https://scheerpost.com/2021/12/29/experts-warn-mercks-fda-authorized-covid-pill-could-create-breeding-ground-for-mutant-viruses/

  40. Beryl of Oyl December 31, 2021 at 12:44 pm #

    Regarding potential diseases like TB resurging, that’s pretty much a given.

    The Africans coming across our southern border didn’t walk there, somebody paid for their flights, and someone decided that they were exempt from all the health requirements and vaccines that legal immigrants and Americans are subject to, and the federal government is dropping them off on unsuspecting communities in the dead of night, with cooperation from local and state governments.

    • Jarek December 31, 2021 at 1:01 pm #

      The “Churches”, vile miserable traitors that they are.

    • JohnAZ December 31, 2021 at 3:49 pm #

      It is global, you name the culprits.

  41. JTinMD December 31, 2021 at 12:46 pm #

    Again I ask, why can’t sheeple recognize the obvious anymore? It’s evil, it’s planned, and it’s point blank, right in your face! Just open your eyes, dammit!!!

    The Biden administration has already purchased millions of courses of the five-day treatment at a price point far higher than the cost of production. Merck, a New Jersey-based pharmaceutical company, charged the U.S. over $700 per patient for the pills, which—according to one expert analysis—cost just $17.74 per regimen to manufacture.

    https://scheerpost.com/2021/12/29/experts-warn-mercks-fda-authorized-covid-pill-could-create-breeding-ground-for-mutant-viruses/

    • Disaffected December 31, 2021 at 5:26 pm #

      Crony capitalism at its finest!

  42. JTinMD December 31, 2021 at 12:51 pm #

    Merck had the patent on Ivermectin, but it’s since lapsed.

    KENILWORTH, N.J., Feb. 4, 2021 – Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today affirmed its position regarding use of ivermectin during the COVID-19 pandemic. Company scientists continue to carefully examine the findings of all available and emerging studies of ivermectin for the treatment of COVID-19 for evidence of efficacy and safety. It is important to note that, to-date, our analysis has identified:

    No scientific basis for a potential therapeutic effect against COVID-19 from pre-clinical studies;
    No meaningful evidence for clinical activity or clinical efficacy in patients with COVID-19 disease, and;
    A concerning lack of safety data in the majority of studies.
    We do not believe that the data available support the safety and efficacy of ivermectin beyond the doses and populations indicated in the regulatory agency-approved prescribing information.

    https://www.merck.com/news/merck-statement-on-ivermectin-use-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/

  43. Prospero December 31, 2021 at 12:54 pm #

    We can only hope that those who are now crippling, maiming and killing us and our children, with their dangerous experimental Covid drugs, will soon be stopped. But in our current, totally corrupt system, who will arrest and prosecute these psychos, “perhaps in actual criminal trials”, prior to their being executed? Probably nobody.

    Unfortunately, these 21st century crimes against humanity will most likely go unpunished.

    • JohnAZ December 31, 2021 at 4:01 pm #

      For every antivaxxer putting out their opinions, there are ten vaxxers telling everyone everything is fine and that everyone needs the jab.

      To the average know nothing that comprises the world, who do they believe?

      In the US, that would be the press for the vast majority of people.

      Number one question

      Why such a big deal in the first place over a less than 1% problem?

      Find the answer to that and you find the real problem.

      Dis, I know you do not want to hear this, but the only real way out of this mess is the dissemination of the Truth, based on fact, data, statistics so true they cannot be denied by the MSM.

      Then your everyday Joe, the 70% of our population will listen and act accordingly.

      BTW, the PTB are fighting the collection and dissemination of the Truth so they can maintain the fear factor.

      • Disaffected December 31, 2021 at 5:25 pm #

        For every antivaxxer putting out their opinions, there are ten vaxxers telling everyone everything is fine and that everyone needs the jab.

        Yes John, but what else would you expect them to say? “Oops, honey we fucked up. No telling what’s gonna happen to us all now.”

        Dis, I know you do not want to hear this, but the only real way out of this mess is the dissemination of the Truth, based on fact, data, statistics so true they cannot be denied by the MSM

        I won’t argue with you John, other than to point out plenty of data and statistics have been produced already, and the MSM’s silence is still deafening. I think you still don’t understand the power of The Big Lie, John. That’s the basic issue. And the degree to which all statistics are fungible and poorly understood, even by the so-called “experts” themselves.

        The disconnect between the numbers and lived experience is where it’s at, Sir John. I continue to hear and read all the Covid hysteria, even locally, and then I look around and say “Huh? Something’s not right here. They’re saying one thing and I’m experiencing an entire other thing. How can that be?”

        • JohnAZ December 31, 2021 at 8:31 pm #

          Interesting.

          I live in a thirty year old enclave on the NE corner of Phoenix area. We have lived here two years. The demographics are on the high side, 70 and 80 being commonplace. Some younger people just starting to move in.

          Our social club of about one hundred have had maybe four cases of mild Covid. That is it. 100% vaccinated. It is a subject of conversation. No masks, regular get togethers. No fear.

          I have written that I believe cooler temperatures increase the crud. We have had a steady 3500 or so cases a day in Arizona since Sept. 7700 today, hmmmm. The last week has started the mid winter cooldown. What is coming, who knows. Highest number since last year.

          Looks like Omicron is re writing the book on Covid. The latest stories I have read says its transmission is impressive. Cruise lines are very close to closing down again. A wedding of 125 folks had one person show up with unknown Omicron. 75 folks got it. The vaxx plus boosters are almost worthless in defense of it. The best explanation is the 53 point modification of its s protein makes the immune system no recognize it. That plus it’s speed, 2-3 day incubation are making it spread like wildfire.

          A good question. When does Covid become non Covid, a new virus. People are comparing Omicron to Alpha when it was novel. The Feds have given up and tossed it over the fence. Opinions and conjecture are starting to harden up with data to form some basis in fact. Right now, the Vaxx crowd have taken some body blows as the virus is mutating so fast that vaccination is not keeping up with it.

          So what is next. The vaxxers and anti vaxxers are both in the Omicron crosshairs.

          Another modification and the virus wins?

          Stay well and stay apart. It seems to be the only solution.

          • Disaffected December 31, 2021 at 8:58 pm #

            Well, that’s a start anyway. I see we’re going to have to wean you off this obsession of yours with *data* gradually, as it seems you’re a real junky. But it’s a process.

            In the mean time, I’m staying well regardless. I don’t really have to try to “stay apart,” since I’m single and live alone anyway. Not to mention a misanthrope, for the most part.

            I’m just “lucky” I guess, although I certainly don’t feel that way and continue to scratch my head and wonder what all the hubbub’s about.

          • JTinMD January 1, 2022 at 9:22 am #

            Maybe also, not much vitamin D deficiency in sunny Aridzone?

  44. stelmosfire December 31, 2021 at 1:00 pm #

    What is Germany thinking. Shutting down their last nuclear power when they are already under Vlad’s thumb for their natural gas. When was the last time we built a nuclear plant in the USA? I think most of them are 40-50 years old. With new materials and designs and proper location they are the only answer to the greenies dreams of a zero carbon future.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/germany-pull-plug-3-its-last-6-nuclear-power-plants-n1286771

    • elysianfield December 31, 2021 at 1:25 pm #

      “What is Germany thinking…?”

      Saint,
      Ju vill haf nothing…und Ju vill LIKE it….

    • BackRowHeckler December 31, 2021 at 1:39 pm #

      Germany’s plan is to run the whole country with windturbines and solar panels. The Greens are in charge now.

      We haven’t seen the sun around here in about a week, have we Stelmo? Is Germany any sunnier than Central New England?

      • malthuss December 31, 2021 at 1:59 pm #

        So, what is caloric requirement for survival?

        • BackRowHeckler December 31, 2021 at 2:38 pm #

          Well, in 1933, in Tomsk Russia, a ship on a massive arctic river transporting 5000 gulag prisoners to a Siberian labor camp, ran aground on an uninhabited island. The island became known as Cannibal Island, as the strong ate the weak. Only a handful of prisoners survived to tell the tale.

          Incidentally, the USA provided much material support to the Soviets for building and maintaining their 1200 camp gulag system, from RR engines and steam ships used to transport prisoners to remote, far flung areas across Russia, to acting as a market, buying gold mined at notorious Kolyma, and art and relics the Bolsheviks looted from Russian museums, Cathedrals, the murdered Royal Family, and wealthy Industrialsts and business people during the Revolution.

      • stelmosfire December 31, 2021 at 5:02 pm #

        I’ve got a few solar lights on the deck. In the summer they’ll run almost all night. Last night they came on at dark and went out probably 15-20 minutes later. With the sun so low, the days so short, and the chronically leaden skies we always get this time of year I have to say I think solar power is just a gimmick for this area. It might power some light bulbs but no way are gonna run any kind of power hungry stuff.

        • JTinMD January 1, 2022 at 9:27 am #

          Right! Try making it through a day in Syracuse with only solar. I’m looking into micro-hydro myself. Solar is great for small scale mobile power generation.

      • tahoe1780 December 31, 2021 at 6:46 pm #

        New England’s energy crisis:
        https://tinyurl.com/4298nxjh

        • Islander December 31, 2021 at 7:12 pm #

          Gail Tverberg has stated recently (like, a few days ago) that New England energy policy is similar to Germany’s.

          Namely: wishful thinking and hoping.

          She states that the NE grid regulator has expressed concerns relating to the energy supply.

          • BackRowHeckler December 31, 2021 at 8:54 pm #

            We have one nuclear power plant that provides about 1/2 of the State’s (Ct) electricity, and the Governor and other powerful people want it decommissioned asap. Not sure where our electricity will come from after that. The Governor claims we will be 100% fossil fuel free by 2030, eight years from tonight. As I mentioned before this is a curious claim because it will take roughly 15,000 windturbines to replace the baseload plants we have now; currently there are 3 windturbines operating in this State.

        • ianw December 31, 2021 at 9:19 pm #

          New England’s energy crisis:

          There are some pretty crazy stories in there – especially the denial of a pipeline from the natgas available in the Appalachian Basin.

          Even those of us who really want to care for the planet can see a lot of madness in the renewable energy agenda, in place after place.

    • Night Owl December 31, 2021 at 3:33 pm #

      The Great Reset. The current government was likely installed by mail-in ballot fraud.

      • ianw January 1, 2022 at 1:14 am #

        I disagree on two grounds:

        (1) there is no doubt that the Democrats used and exploited mail-in voting far better than the Republicans in the 2020 election, but no-one has ever proved it was done illegally, and

        (2) I don’t think there is a supportable notion that US presidents are “installed” by a higher level of authority or power.

        Biden won an election that was completely remarkable … I agree with JHK that it is astonishing that Joe Biden won Super Tuesday and the general – there were seriously better candidates – but basically, enough of the voters wanted Trump out, and would have voted for a dead cat to achieve that.

    • Blackbird December 31, 2021 at 3:59 pm #

      Greenies ain’t dreaming the same dream you are. Greenies dream don’t have you in it.

    • michael December 31, 2021 at 8:36 pm #

      The plan is also to get out of coal. The source of energy must be renewable.

      As an example we mow down forests and burn the wood to be replanted with smallish, scrawny fast growing tree varieties (IKEA style).

      In view of the Greens digging out coal or extracting oil from 3000 feet down is an unacceptable violation of the environment, but burning up forests large scale is an environmentally friendly and sustainable activity.

      So far as I can tell there are no plans of planting trees in advance while we use the great gift of subterranean fossil fuels as long as they last.

      • ianw January 1, 2022 at 1:22 am #

        In view of the Greens digging out coal or extracting oil from 3000 feet down is an unacceptable violation of the environment, but burning up forests large scale is an environmentally friendly and sustainable activity.

        I think the greenie point is that the extracting and burning of fossil fuels adds greenhouse gases to the atmosphere at a humongous rate in planetary terms, and that is leading to global warming.

        The growing and chopping down of forests is essentially re-cycling CO2 at a “natural” rate.

      • Night Owl January 1, 2022 at 5:44 am #

        The Green plan in Germany aligns with the corporate/bankster-developed Great Reset. It involves making the middle and upper middle class pay through the nose to be allowed to maintain a relatively comfortable lifestyle, and pushing as many people as possible into modern serfdom.

        In Germany this means mandates for expensive solar panel systems (which can run 50-80k for an average-sized house in Germany, which is about 1400 sq. ft.), even more expensive exterior insulation, a new roof, smart meters for gas and water, the ability to pay for skyrocketing energy prices, and taxes, taxes, taxes.

        Everyone else will live in a pod or tiny house, because they could never afford the costs I just mentioned, nor could they afford to buy a house in the first place. We bought 3 years ago, and our house has doubled in value — another mechanism they are employing to create the global plantation.

        Yes, the future the “Greens” envision aligns with the Great Reset, where you will “own nothing.”

        • ianw January 1, 2022 at 8:21 pm #

          Everyone else will live in a pod or tiny house, because they could never afford the costs I just mentioned, nor could they afford to buy a house in the first place.

          Australian house prices are very high by world standards – it has been called a bubble, however it has sustained for a century at least, with only a few minor corrections.

          Young people find it very hard to get on the property ladder, and often have to wait until they inherit a house or parental money.

          Apart from distorting markets, and sending far too much investment into an unproductive and speculative sector, it means that vast housing developments sprawl out from all major cities, and even regional centres.

          I hate seeing so many people living in such cultural deserts, and the destruction of good farmland for more bricks and mortar.

    • Not_GeorgeT December 31, 2021 at 11:56 pm #

      Illinois was about to decommission 2 nuke plants. Somehow someone got a case of reality. There’s more background but that’s the main story. Taking them offline was energy suicide.

      https://www.publicpower.org/periodical/article/illinois-governor-signs-energy-bill-keep-nuclear-plants-open-boost-renewables

      They are going to try for renewables (whatever that will mean) but apparently developed enough sense to keep what was working in place.

      Maybe that whole Texas freeze experience last winter brought some sense to some people.

      • ianw January 1, 2022 at 1:33 am #

        I agree that it’s lunacy to take out functioning baseload power for a huge number of people, prior to having a seriously tested and hardened alternative.

        However the Texas Freeze was not caused by an over-reliance on renewables … it was caused by the lack of resilience in the whole mainstream grid to a 1-in-100 cold event. There is no basis for blaming the windmills.

    • TaxDonkey January 1, 2022 at 9:49 pm #

      Even in the US, we’re trying to shut down nuclear plants. Check the Byron, Dresden and New York’s Indian Point Nuclear Plant. On one of those blogs, one bloke wrote the following comment, which I thought was insightful

      “I work in the business. The American nuclear industry is on life support. The best people retire every day and nobody is qualified to replace them. I’m 38 and are among the youngest guys in the company. Its like working on another planet when your inside. Its too late to rebuild the industry. It would take 10 years to build a brand new single unit power plant. The experts needed to run a new unit are not available. The engineers, chemists, maintenance, operations, radiation protection, and electrical experts needed to run a new station don’t exist. Nobody I know is even thinking about new tech like SMR’s or pebble bed/mesh units. I laugh at uranium bulls, every nuclear utility I now has already purchased fuel for the lifetime of their plant license. Uranium demand should be about ZERO in the US.”-Blaufuss Bullion

      • Not_GeorgeT January 2, 2022 at 6:25 pm #

        That is certainly interesting.

  45. djk December 31, 2021 at 1:05 pm #

    looks like the never ending collapse and depression will happen this year,God help us

    • 100th Avatar December 31, 2021 at 1:15 pm #

      claro que si
      lmao

      many people here have been calling for collapse
      predicting collapse
      prepping for collapse
      fantasizing about collapse
      welcoming collapse

      and now, many years into it, they cannot even see it

      • JTinMD December 31, 2021 at 2:37 pm #

        Hahahahaha! So true!

      • MaryQueen December 31, 2021 at 7:26 pm #

        That is the kicker, isn’t it?

      • ianw January 1, 2022 at 1:42 am #

        Yeah well … there are always apocalyptic doomsayers in every hiccup or crisis. Look at all those who believe the vaccines will have everyone dead in a few years!

        In times like this, conspiracy theory seeds often fall on fertile ground. But I expect 2022 will be rough in complicated ways, but not catastrophic. I trust the Covid Crisis will continue to wither, despite the astronomical new-case numbers at present.

        Should we take a punt on what the DJIA will be on 31 December 2022? It’s currently 36,338.30.

        • Anthea January 1, 2022 at 8:26 am #

          @ ianw:

          Yes, there are always doomsayers–and there are “light at the end of the tunnel” types, and there are people who will tell you that up is down. And there are people like yourself who will coin an adolescent proverb about how “There are always…blah-blah-blah,” and “In times like this…blah-blah-blah.”

          You seem to be under the impression that the indubitable fact that people are, as always, going blah-blah-blah is proof that they are wrong–the corollary to which would be that the indubitable fact that you are going blah-blah-blah is proof that you are wrong. People have always gone blah-blah-blah.

          None of this is an indicator of anything at all, either way.

          Decision-making is done by looking at evidence. Unfortunately, there are mountains of evidence that the vaccines are harmful, as well as evidence that the harm may be long-term. Whether “everyone will be dead in a few years” is an unknown. But evidence indicates that this is a possibility.

          You would be wise to be guided by objective reality.

          • ianw January 1, 2022 at 1:28 pm #

            Decision-making is done by looking at evidence. Unfortunately, there are mountains of evidence that the vaccines are harmful, as well as evidence that the harm may be long-term.

            And the evidence is clear … suffering Covid-19 is far more dangerous to your health than the vaccines, especially for those over 60. Which is why millions of sensible rational people have chosen vaccination over the higher risks associated with the viral diseased.

            Those who were conspiracy-minded prior to the pandemic jumped all over it with alacrity. It’s hard to fix this level of paranoid thinking.

          • spaingaroo January 1, 2022 at 3:02 pm #

            but then he wouldn’t get paid!

          • Anthea January 2, 2022 at 3:52 pm #

            @ ianw:

            The objective reality is that covid had a 99.7% survival rate in its first iteration, despite the concerted efforts of the medical establishment to kill everyone who fell into their clutches with Remdesivir and ventilators–after refusing to treat in the early stages of illness and continuing to refuse to treat with effective medications all the way up to death. Deliberately infecting nursing home residents also helped jack up the death rate–as did claiming almost any death from almost any cause to be a covid death. All done to collect a bounty on the dead.

            Contrary to your statment, VAERS data indicates very high rates of death due to the vaccines–more deaths from the covid vaccine than from all prior vaccines put together, and this despite monumental under-reporting of covid vaccine deaths and adverse reactions.

            Most of the people who died of covid, and continue to die of covid, are people who were delibertately murdered (for money) by the hospitals and doctors.

            If you sifted out these murders from the covid death statistics, it would be clear that covid never was anything more than the seasonal flu. Even without sifting out the murders, I would rank both 2020 and 2021 as rather mild flu seasons. In most other flu seasons, in my recollection, far more people fell ill or died.

    • bob December 31, 2021 at 4:29 pm #

      Wonder what God has in store as to abrupt climate change?

      • anmariwakaranai January 1, 2022 at 12:59 am #

        Bob, Coldest winter ever.

  46. Paula D December 31, 2021 at 1:19 pm #

    I love the image of the future painted in the title today- Dumpster fire blazing on the frontier of a dark age.
    Pretty much.
    We are the point the John Michael Greer pointed out some time ago, when people told of their plans to hunker down and survive on a patch of land – “How’d that work out for the Polish peasants in 1939?”
    I remember the 80s as being a time of hardship for millions.
    Men thrown out of work and women forced into the labor market. Small farmers losing their land because of the high interest rates and agribusiness snapping it up.
    In other countries the high interest rates led to SAP- structural adjustment programs, meaning cutting government programs that benefited the people so that the IMF could be paid. This led to the IMF Riots which were expected and planned for. Peasants thrown off the land migrated to the cities and for the first time in human history more people lived in cities, mostly slums, than in the country. They provided cheap labor for the factories closed in the USA and moved to other countries.
    Unions were busted, from the air traffic controllers to the meat packers and truckers, and union labor was replaced with immigrant labor.
    Homeless people started appearing on the streets as rents went sky high while wages stagnated. It was shocking at first. I had never seen homeless people on the streets before. Now we’re all used to it.
    I look at the Evil Reagan as the start of the destruction of America, but I realize that he was just the face of Evil, and there were powerful forces pushing it.
    Will Biden make it through the next year? Macron was said to have mentioned that he will be replaced after 2 years, apparently so that Harris could have 10 years in office. Or maybe someone will replace her.
    I never thought that they would actually put in the senile old grifting pervert, but they did. And now they all pretend that he is alert and oriented and running the country.
    Unfuckingbelivable, but, there it is.

    • got___truth December 31, 2021 at 1:31 pm #

      SAP is also a relevant acronym for the Pentagon’s Special Access Programs, where zero-point energy remains in sequestration, for a variety of nefarious motives,

      GODSPEED!!

      • messianicdruid December 31, 2021 at 9:10 pm #

        When the “aliens” are rolled out they gotta have something to bail us out.

    • Beryl of Oyl December 31, 2021 at 2:53 pm #

      I think they may have been planning to do a last minute swap and bring in Andrew Cuomo, fresh off his victory over the virus, but then events got in the way.

    • MaryQueen December 31, 2021 at 7:31 pm #

      Nice run-down, Paula.

      Even then, they used celebrities to make it all better.

      Remember “Farm Aid”? Did those celebs even know what the hell they were fronting for?

      So insane.

  47. RocketDoc December 31, 2021 at 1:33 pm #

    From the unintentional insults file….

    As a “with it” preteen in the 60’s our preferred insult for being cheated was “gypped” with no consciousness that it referred in some way to Gypsies. Our much less utilized term was “welched on” again with no awareness that it actually applied to a people and then the rarest usage was “jewed” which, if it can be believed, was also not attached to a people since we did not know any Jewish people growing up in a small Southern town. Going off to college in the NE, I had the misfortune of using the latter phrase to my new freshman friends who were almost ALL Jewish….. I realized the implications of all 3 at the same time.

    I also had the misfortune of instructing my freshman English class in the sad consequences of a hysterectomy that I interpreted as the female form of a pre-fontal lobotomy that moderated a woman’s histrionics…..

    • Jarek December 31, 2021 at 1:39 pm #

      So many Gypsies don’t engage in fraud as a way of life?

      This is what we’re up against. This is the mind forged manacles of political correctness.

      • RocketDoc December 31, 2021 at 7:48 pm #

        The point was that our host used welched which retains its meaning without much concern about it being a slur. It’s colorful, not insulting, to me despite having some vague 5th generation connection to Wales. It was a riff. I have no “mind-cuffs”.

        • messianicdruid December 31, 2021 at 9:25 pm #

          Similar to indian-giver. It’s historical, meant to be insulting but mostly shrugged off.

          • spaingaroo January 1, 2022 at 3:05 pm #

            yes, but Indian giver is particularly obtuse, all things considered

    • Disaffected December 31, 2021 at 5:16 pm #

      Oh to be a fly on the wall on those days! Reminds me of the time I was shooting my mouth off to a bunch of fellow troopies in the USAF, and I made a crack that all Filipino women looked like little boys, something I’d heard many others say before as well. One guy busts out laughing and I say, what? He says Jim (another guy in the group) here’s wife is Filipino. Oops!

    • Bilejones December 31, 2021 at 8:26 pm #

      I relish the opportunity to use jewed in their presence.

      My response to their sniveling is to ask why I should care about what they think of my mother tongue.

      Let’s get the great divide open ASAP.

      • messianicdruid December 31, 2021 at 9:35 pm #

        The problem with the expression is that Abraham was simply negotiating, and actually, there were no “jews” until Judah came along.

  48. MaryQueen December 31, 2021 at 1:43 pm #

    Bravo, Mr. Kunstler! You covered just about everything in a most eloquent manner. I can’t really say I disagree with much you’ve put forth, except that I still do think it was planned out for Trump to be used as a way to create the mass formation that you mention. I’m not positive whether he was manipulated or did it willingly (just played a part) but it sure would explain his twitter habits that served to inflame the liberals on a daily basis. Agree of course that that was then transferred to the covid19 agenda. I have long said that I believed TDS was the ‘gateway drug’ to the covid19 hysteria/derangement.

    Thank you for this year’s articles as well. All of them were excellent, and I appreciate your dedication to posting here twice a week very much.

    Yes, people are getting fed up, but the global cabal is sill pushing the covid agenda, and too many are still falling for it. I truly hope they can’t keep up the momentum, but with Chicago now going for a vaxx pass, and others champing at the bit to follow suit, not sure what to expect.

    Happy New Year, all you CFNers.

    • pranah December 31, 2021 at 1:57 pm #

      Back atcha, Mary, and everyone else expressing good wishes for the New Year. God help us, every one!

    • GreenAlba December 31, 2021 at 7:45 pm #

      I waited a while, as in Scotland we don’t wish anyone a Happy New Year until after ‘the bells’, so as it’s now officially 2022 here, Happy New Year, Mary!

      And all CFNers too, obviously. 🙂 Especially to Slugoon, down there in rural Cheshire? Lancashire? Derbyshire? Yorkshire?

      Manchester Airport’s handy for so many places!!

      It’ll be a challenge, but there ya go …

      • GreenAlba December 31, 2021 at 7:51 pm #

        Mary, you asked how hubby was doing on the previous thread (thank you). He seems fine. Napping an awful lot – he spent most of yesterday having a duvet day, then couldn’t sleep at night.

        Just keeping my fingers crossed his ‘incident’ wasn’t a warm-up act.

        It’s going to be a worrying year, for all of us. Living one day at a time isn’t a bad idea, anyway.

        • MaryQueen January 2, 2022 at 11:26 pm #

          Whoops! I hadn’t gone upthread to see any replies. So, three days later, glad to see your report.

          I’m glad your husband is doing OK.

          I agree living one day at a time isn’t a bad idea. New for me, enjoying it, actually.

          Out of the western mindset of working toward happiness “someday”.

          Someday is now for me.

      • Slugoon January 2, 2022 at 10:11 am #

        And a happy new year to you too, GA. (From East Cheshire.)

        I hope we finally get to move on on from Covid, the last two years has taken a huge toll on me as it has for a lot of people, far greater than the virus itself, which I’m pleased to report has faded into a mildly annoying cough.

        All the best to you and hubbie, and to all CFNers.

        (PS when is IndyRef 2?!)

  49. steppingup December 31, 2021 at 1:55 pm #

    It’s sheer clusterfuck. Murphy’s Law meets Zombieland during Seven Days in May.

    Personally, I am leaning towards….”Invasion Of The Body Snatchers” and “They Live” is giving birth to “2022”.

    Happy New Year everyone. Good Luck and God Bless Us All.

  50. Robert White December 31, 2021 at 2:03 pm #

    Weimar Republic level hyperinflation will set in and everyone will dump USD dollars as the good ship Titanic U.S. Government consolidates via taxation on all the overvalued assets.

    Everyone will decide to dump their assets if they are going to be taxed on those assets at twice the tax rate municipally, state, & federal.

    Paul Volcker was the last real American stalwart for American Finance & Business. Everybody that follows Volcker has to first undo the Greenspan era whereby ‘Maestro Greenspan’ was lauded for his racket to prevent mean reversion of markets, prices, and overvalued asset classed MBS bundled into U.S. Securities.

    The estimated Dark Pool Derivatives Universe is roughly $2.2 Quadrillion and counting by my clocks. At no time in our future historiography via global Finance can we watch, or evidence in any way yet another Lehman Moment of deflation as the Dark Pool Derivatives Universe is overtly leveraged via the principle of Monetary Inflation held constant at a not insignificant rate of flow lest deflation of that stratospheric level of debt accumulation via counterparty bets & counterparties cannot deflate one iota or all that is melts into Finance ether like gas allowed to leave Maxwell’s theoretical fixed chamber via Maxwell’s Demon gas gate keeper of Entropy in a thermodynamic system.

    The thermodynamic meltdown of finance via Weimar level hyperinflation will send everyone to American dollars for safety so that we will evidence flight to safety in dollars USD, but all Emerging Economies & Emerging Markets will fold in the process as the good ship Titanic U.S Government doubles down for yet even more asset tax based revenue streams ad infinitum unceasingly YoY until America becomes Potter’s Field in It’s a Wonderful Life.

    England & EU should have taken a page from Charles Dicken’s character Fezziwig the Accountant in Dicken’s classic A Christmas Carol.

    18th Century Industrial Capitalism to American Fractional Reserve Banking blockchain ledgered electronic cryptocurrency racketeering worthy of censure via RICO statutes all due to hyper-speculative asset speculation for the past 40 years via Maestro Greenspan ‘Put’ backstop culture gives us all reason to know that 2022 will be the year that we now have to pay the Piper who’s coming down the pike at warp speed looking to cash in on all that leveraged debt & deficits.

    It’s much worse for me because I was raised by a Chartered Accountant that never prepared me for what is about to happen in Western Finance for 2022. So if you think that America is worried you have yet to see how petrified I’ve become at this global spectre of math challenged so-called dismal scientists from the Dismal Science monikered as such historically.

    Margaret Atwood characterizes fiat money as a festish only. Our collective fetish is about to crash outright in the face of the fetishists of Wall Street who own most of what will dissappear via the Finance ether.

    RW

    • got___truth December 31, 2021 at 2:16 pm #

      You are very wise indeed!
      Hence, the categorical imperative for REPLICANTS, driverless deliveries, and lights out automated test and assembly facilities, with replicants assembling replicants.

      Humans are obsolete to the GOE’s!
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5MDGMvrSJc&list=PLl55Zh3U2VW7YD-JKHT0vYIk1ZCrK7c4-&index=86&t=0s
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79AfhpYOjB0&list=PLl55Zh3U2VW7YD-JKHT0vYIk1ZCrK7c4-&index=3&t=0s

      GODSPEED!!

      • Q. Shtik January 1, 2022 at 12:01 am #

        Humans are obsolete to the GOE’s! – g__t

        ==========

        What do you think people, should I give up on the plural vs possessive discussion?

        • ianw January 1, 2022 at 1:08 am #

          I think railing against the greengrocer’s apostrophe in still valid (apple’s, pear’s …) but brand names, abbreviations, and other words that do not have a natural plural – in those cases the apostrophe might not be “correct”, but they are better for the reader.

          So Pepsis is not good – Pepsi’s is more reader-friendly!

    • Disaffected December 31, 2021 at 5:10 pm #

      Haven’t heard from you in a while RW! Where’ve you been? I love your academic style, so I trust you won’t get too upset when I give you shit about it from time to time. Just breakin’ balls, as the old saying goes.

      • Robert White December 31, 2021 at 7:45 pm #

        I was hanging around here too much before so I took a break to avoid getting booted via annoying our host.

        I tend to overpost sometimes.

        Academic discourses are fun and criticism is always okay by moi.

        Cheers, Robert

        • GreenAlba December 31, 2021 at 7:54 pm #

          “I tend to overpost sometimes”.

          Haha – that’s an infectious disease around these parts. 🙂

          Welcome back for a rocky year.

          • GreenAlba December 31, 2021 at 7:55 pm #

            I think you had the distinction of being the one to first introduce us to the term ‘gain of function’, which now trips off the tongue like we’d all spent our lives managing a virology lab.

          • Robert White December 31, 2021 at 9:30 pm #

            That distinction of being first to post the words Gain-of-Function is rather a dark dinstinction with heavy clouds hanging over it in so far as GOF bioweapons can only mean genocide at an even darker level, eh.

            When you get trained in Experimental Psychology you start to get a good idea of how crazy some sectors of the science community can get when they get carried away with diabolical schemes that don’t end up working quite the way they imagined in their zeal to achieve supremacy of some sort whether financial or political.

            Lord Acton said it best with his ‘power corrupts absolutely’ saying. He spoke universal truth on that one.

            RW

        • TaxDonkey December 31, 2021 at 8:16 pm #

          Hey Mr. White, Questioning the science is the definition of science. The scientists don’t seem to get that at the moment though.

          • ianw January 1, 2022 at 11:12 pm #

            Questioning the science is the definition of science.

            Sure – interrogating hypotheses and theories and so on is part of the scientific method, and it’s how knowledge and understanding grow – today’s eminent scientists stand on the shoulders of giants, etc.

            But questioning “science” per se … and being led down rabbit-holes created by unsubstantiated and un-testable conspiracy theories – that is anti-science voodoo.

          • GreenAlba January 2, 2022 at 12:02 pm #

            So, troll, why don’t you present a hypothesis as to why 60 times the normal rate of athletes and footballers are dropping dead than before the vaxx rollout, and we can present your hypothesis to some reputable scientists to question it and present their own hypothesis.

          • ianw January 2, 2022 at 3:45 pm #

            […] a hypothesis as to why 60 times the normal rate of athletes and footballers are dropping dead than before the vaxx rollout.

            LOL. You are so easily triggered, and believe everything any conspiracy website tells you. Or did you get this from the side of a Corn Flakes packet?

          • GreenAlba January 2, 2022 at 4:33 pm #

            https://stevekirsch.substack.com/p/over-a-60x-increase-in-serious-adverse

            There’s a graph there, you evil lying troll.

        • malthuss December 31, 2021 at 11:58 pm #

          so what can I do to save myself?

          the rabble will get hungry and then?

    • TaxDonkey December 31, 2021 at 8:18 pm #

      What’s your opinion whether we get a “taper” in 2022 causing a market meltdown, or we just proceed straight to hyperinflation?

      • Robert White December 31, 2021 at 9:16 pm #

        Wall Street has Wall Street Monetary Heroin junkies, and when Dr. Feelgood doesn’t have a Monetary Heroin fix for the junkies he will need to retire as Dr. Feelgood because the Wall Street junkies only work with Dr. Feelgood at helm in the Fed when stimulus is provided.

        Greenspan played Dr. Feelgood too many times and every Fed Chair since has had to keep the stimulus up as the Greenspan Put has become expected YoY. In brief, what will manifest is a ‘taper tantrum’ first, and then panic will set in where the lines of fear & greed cross. Hyperinflation will take off when the panic sets in past the Taper Tantrum.

        Veteran Wall Street analysts say that ‘nothing happens on Wall Street until the lines of fear & greed cross/intersect.

        The Taper Tanrum that will come from full grown men & women will be worse that children strung out on white processed sugar all wanting more, all at the same time.

        Things are about to get ugly when the Fed decides to taper just as Jim is alluding to as well in his article.

        RW

        • Disaffected December 31, 2021 at 9:27 pm #

          Very apt allusions, RW! Fully agreed!

        • TaxDonkey January 1, 2022 at 9:59 pm #

          Ok, hyperinflation it is. Sounds plausible.

    • ianw January 1, 2022 at 3:14 am #

      It’s much worse for me because I was raised by a Chartered Accountant that never prepared me for what is about to happen in Western Finance for 2022.

      So if you think that America is worried you have yet to see how petrified I’ve become at this global spectre of math challenged so-called dismal scientists from the Dismal Science monikered as such historically.

      So enlighten those of us who were not raised as Chartered Accountants … where do you store your wealth, to ensure you are amply and securely funded for the future?

      After all – the future is where we’re all headed!

      • GreenAlba January 1, 2022 at 10:46 am #

        “So enlighten those of us who were not raised as Chartered Accountants … where do you store your wealth, to ensure you are amply and securely funded for the future?”

        You clearly don’t know Robert. Or have sufficient imagination to think that some people’s lives are the opposite of yours. And yet they have wealth you don’t have.

        Poor little rich boy.

        • GreenAlba January 1, 2022 at 11:45 am #

          Anyone who thinks there’s such a thing as security is already lost.

          Your mental state, when you lose everything, will be a sight to behold.

          I don’t even have room to store food or water, but I’ll be in a better state than you when the SHTF. And you still think *they* care about you.

          Our pols are currently legislating away the last of our civil rights, and you think the UK is a democracy. You are tragic.

          https://www.ukcolumn.org/article/the-uk-new-normal-dictatorship

          Not because you’re not complicit, as a paid shill, but because you think being a shill will save you.

          • TaxDonkey January 2, 2022 at 1:03 pm #

            Paid troll or he just gets off on being contrarian? I had a supervisor at one time that simply disagreed with pretty much everything I came up with, even when it wasn’t in her best interest. The sky is blue. Well, no actually there is green tint at certain wavelengths, bla bla blah. OK, whatever.

        • ianw January 1, 2022 at 1:31 pm #

          I didn’t ask you … you haven’t got two bob.

          • GreenAlba January 1, 2022 at 4:07 pm #

            I happen to know more about Robert than you do, because I pay attention.

            I’ve got all the money I need, and my husband has even more (thanks to being here). It’s all going to disappear this year. That will leave me less distraught than losing everything will leave you, because I’ve known for a while what will happen to it. And to us.

            That’s twice you’ve asked people where they keep their treasure so they’ll never lose it. You’re beginning to sound very worried, despite your chirping.

        • ianw January 2, 2022 at 3:56 pm #

          Paid troll or he just gets off on being contrarian?

          LOL – listen to yourself!

          You and your cohort are way out on the fringiest fringe on most topics, and I am merely reflecting more-or-less mainstream views (but with my own leftie scepticism and anti-capitalism biases).

          I am not the contrarian it is the likes of you and many others here who have a tenuous grip on reality, let alone the ability to accept science or argue rationally. An echo chamber can normalise whacky views if they are repeated often enough in closed session.

  51. freedomforever December 31, 2021 at 3:11 pm #

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  52. Roundball Shaman December 31, 2021 at 3:19 pm #

    One cannot live with honesty today without indulging in some form of doom porn bathing. We are surrounded by utter nonsense and only a fool would deny that fact or not know that we are under multiple attacks from multiple malevolent forces.

    But please, do not stay in that doom and defeatist frame of mind. It is self-destructive and creates a continuous looping of bad intentions and bad outcomes without end.

    You must break the spell. As the sages have told us, what one thinks about is what one creates. You can’t help but have thoughts and create every moment. What are you doing with those?

    Energies follow thoughts and intentions. We must not give in to the prevailing climate of doom and defeatism and hand The Dark Forces the victory that they are working so hard to achieve and have lusted over for thousands of years. They are so close to having a great big climax right now that they are ready to bust wide open. But we can’t allow them that messy pleasure.

    Whether you initially believe it or not… believe that things can improve. That they WILL improve. That you will do everything in your power TO MAKE THINGS BETTER. And then DO IT.

    That’s what breaks the spell. That’s what turns this game around. That’s how we reclaim our lives and our integrity and our humanity. That’s what gives us back our physical and mental health. And maybe one day, even our World.

    Just do it. Or don’t. But if you don’t, do not bitch and moan that things are getting worse. The only people who can bitch and moan that things are getting worse are those that have worked their
    asses off to get this train back on the right track. And even they need to go easy on the complaining or they’ll be right back in there contributing to all the problems.

    Be a radical doom-crusher. Think apart from the crowd. Think and believe that things will get better. And do something to make them so. And guaranteed, for you… things WILL be better.

    Be wishes to everyone in 2022. Even to Tony ‘I-Am-The-Science-Dammit!’ Fauci. Because where he’s going one day, he and all those like him are going to need it badly.

    • Hereward the Woke December 31, 2021 at 3:30 pm #

      Great comment, Roundball! Yes, hope is alive and well. HNY to you and yours!

    • Night Owl December 31, 2021 at 4:07 pm #

      Staying positive is indeed important. That said, even more important is recognizing the principal actors involved in the destruction of the West, or as it is more commonly known these days: The Great Reset. We can talk about the collapsing financial system, the supply chain, etc, but much of what we are experiencing at present is being artificially induced to occur now.

      Continuing to ignore the obvious will just prolong the solution, or perhaps even hinder a solution.

    • Blackbird December 31, 2021 at 4:13 pm #

      Thanks Roundball. I just know we will get out of all of this with enough positive thinking!

    • JohnAZ December 31, 2021 at 4:22 pm #

      The PTB maintain themselves by division and fear mongering. You idea of trying to cancel it out with optimism sounds good. First though is finding enough people with good vibes to make a difference.

    • MaryQueen December 31, 2021 at 7:40 pm #

      I stopped living in fear over a year ago. I felt not only did I have to, to stay sane, but also I was determined not to let those fuckers win.

      So I disseminate all sorts of scary information, but I don’t dwell on it. I am actually busier than I’ve ever been on my own projects and furthering my education in my chosen field, but also spending more time outdoors, etc.

      I’m not really that afraid of anything. I’ve made my peace with what is happening and do what I can. Other than that, I am attempting to enjoy my life.

    • MaryQueen December 31, 2021 at 7:41 pm #

      Oh and let’s not lose our sense of humor.

      It might be the biggest weapon we have.

    • Anthea January 1, 2022 at 8:52 am #

      I think “the sage” you are referring to as advising us that “what one thinks about is what one creates” was Rhonda Byrne, author of “The Secret.”

      This is Peter Pan (“Think of a wonderful thoughht! Any happy little thought!”) thinking, brought to you by Walt Disney.

      This is a distortion of the truth. A change in consciousness may alter our experience in positive ways, but it is not as simple as thinking happy thoughts. Not the same thing at all.

      • JTinMD January 1, 2022 at 10:02 am #

        A change in consciousness may alter our experience in positive ways, but it is not as simple as thinking happy thoughts. Not the same thing at all.

        Right on, Anthea. It’s draining to sustain optimism. Almost no effort at all to be pessimistic. Optimism requires us to clear every hurdle, by hook or crook, come what may. The pessimist won’t even get in the starting blocks.

        Captain Kirk, the ultimate optimist.

  53. anmariwakaranai December 31, 2021 at 3:53 pm #

    Thank you Jim for your truth, courage, & wisdom in these dark times.

    When I was in the hospital as a kid, the nurses used to set me up outside in the sun with a nearly newborn who was blind, deaf & mute.

    That baby would purr with pleasure bathing in the warmth of the sun.
    I don’t know what became of her, but I take to heart her joy in the most basic thing.

    May we be as wise.

    • Blackbird December 31, 2021 at 4:15 pm #

      Tommy can you hear me?

      • Alpha Omega December 31, 2021 at 5:33 pm #

        Well-played.

      • anmariwakaranai January 1, 2022 at 1:19 am #

        Never did try pin ball with the baby, she mighta been a wizard. Lol bb

  54. Jo-G December 31, 2021 at 3:59 pm #

    traduced. Not just the basic principles of public safety. That word describes much of the communications from the mass-media doesn’t it?

    The traducers won’t be punished because they’ve been rewarded.

  55. JTinMD December 31, 2021 at 4:20 pm #

    Just heard George Gammon with a good gloss of the censorship issue.

    Paraphrasing: How often in history are the people you’re not allowed to criticize actually the good guys?

  56. jlmartin December 31, 2021 at 4:21 pm #

    Thank you, James, for all your commentaries each week. I look forward to reading them. Along with the comments of your readers. I want to thank then as well. Have a happy New Year everyone. Stay safe

  57. JohnAZ December 31, 2021 at 4:24 pm #

    Happy New Year, everyone. Here’s to a whole new year with sanity and good sense returning to the scene.

    Clink!

    • Disaffected December 31, 2021 at 5:06 pm #

      Well, let’s hope anyway. Doesn’t seem to be off to a good start, but a little faith in something better coming along certainly can’t hurt.

      Happy New Year, ya old coot. I’ll try to take it easy on you this year.

    • MaryQueen December 31, 2021 at 7:43 pm #

      *Clink!*

  58. mumbai December 31, 2021 at 4:35 pm #

    Ah c’mon, don’t hold back JHK – tell us what you really think.
    On tuther side of the planet things don’t seem as bad – not good, but not quite as hopeless.

    I know little, and care even less, about the current Benighted States, having given up on it when I saw all my friends who were the draft dodgers in Euroland in the 60s go rushing back to ‘the World‘ as soon as conscription ended – without shame or even gratitude for the succour & taste of civilisation that they’d enjoyed, some for several years.

    Even a ‘so long, and thanks for all the fish‘ would have been appreciated but the thin veneer of sophistication they’d acquired abroad proved as substantial as morning mist.

    Those with whom I have remained in contact are now scarcely distinguishable from the parents against whom they railed, like spoiled brats even whilst cashing their mummies’ remittance cheques.

    There is no indicator of which I’m aware that does not demonstrate a failed state, whether the poverty levels, appalling general ignorance of the world, abysmal health care and infrastructure or other social goods.

    It should be noted that perinatal & maternal death and literacy rates are below even those of beleaguered Cuba.

    As the conclusion to Lawrence Wright’s book “The End of October” puts it – “we did it to ourselves!“.

    Lotsa luck for 2022 – to paraphrase TS Eliot “Is this how the world ends/not with a bang but a sniffle?”

  59. got___truth December 31, 2021 at 5:10 pm #

    Happy New Year ALL!
    Please don’t forget to “tube in” to my friend, the LEGENDARY Gerald Celente, for his 2022 Trend Forecasts!

    https://youtu.be/srX-a91ZU30

    GODSPEED!!

  60. Alpha Omega December 31, 2021 at 5:26 pm #

    Happy New Year, CFN!

    May 2022 bring you health, prosperity and happiness.

  61. Martymcfly December 31, 2021 at 5:29 pm #

    Entertaining and enjoyable, as always.

    But don’t put too much stock in it. Did anybody notice that in last years predictions, none of the “Bill of Particulars” was correct.

    Not a single one. All wrong.

    • Soul Forensics December 31, 2021 at 5:53 pm #

      At least James has an excuse. It’s damnably difficult to make timelines on these complex issues.

      OTOH, here’s CNN’s headline two hours ago:

      “How Betty White is celebrating her 99th birthday in quarantine.”

      LOL!

    • Alpha Omega December 31, 2021 at 5:59 pm #

      I believe that Jim got much right. The dollar, inflation, fracking, Ukraine, Europe.

      I think that he’s selling Gates and Fauci short, however. They didn’t come this far to then just peter out in the spring and get sued and go to jail.

      They are full-steam ahead. New York is signing Nazi law next week.

      Omicron is batting 3rd after Alpha and Delta. The big slugger bats clean-up. Pi? Marburg? Small-pox? Full-steam ahead.

      • Martymcfly December 31, 2021 at 10:20 pm #

        He may have gotten much right this year; time will tell. But last year he got everything wrong, not one of them right. That makes me a bit skeptical for this year.

        • JTinMD January 1, 2022 at 10:11 am #

          Well, Marty, you’re not actually betting the farm on year end reviews and prognostications, are you? Do you have ones of your own with which to compare and contrast? Obviously it’s quite interesting to you and most of the rest of us. It’s fun and amusing. Stop pissing on our Wheaties!

          • Martymcfly January 1, 2022 at 1:24 pm #

            I am not betting the farm on anything, and certainly not those predictions. And of course I have lots of predictions of my own. Most have been accurate, more than a few have not. That is a much, much better record.

            You might have noticed I did say it was fun, amusing and interesting. But it is also interesting to note how perfectly wrong they are. And folks should be aware of that, lest they bet anything on these predictions. I fear some do.

        • TaxDonkey January 1, 2022 at 10:06 pm #

          Well it’s hard to make predictions. Especially about the future. A lot of stuff we’ve been predicting for 12 years is coming on now, we’re just late.

    • Disaffected December 31, 2021 at 6:45 pm #

      Predictions are mostly for fun, not to set your clock by. Jim’s are very bit as good and even more entertaining than anything else out there.

      • Disaffected December 31, 2021 at 6:55 pm #

        every bit as good….

      • got___truth December 31, 2021 at 7:15 pm #

        “In February 2022 USA Is Heading For A Catastrophic Debt Crisis That Will Collapse Stock Market”

        Ray Dalio is an accurate financial system forecaster.
        https://bilfin.com/2021/12/30/in-february-2022-usa-is-heading-for-a-catastrophic-debt-crisis-that-will-collapse-stock-market/

        LOL.
        They will crash the debt and equity markets when they’re good and ready!
        The music has already stopped for the multitudes without a chair.
        10% of the population across the old republics emerge relatively unharmed.

        GODSPEED!

      • Martymcfly December 31, 2021 at 10:23 pm #

        You may well be right, that they are fun and entertaining, and they certainly are. But I can’t agree they are “every bit as good”; they are completely wrong.

        That said, perhaps they are just for fun, and that’s okay.

    • Paula D January 1, 2022 at 12:17 pm #

      It is difficult for a rational and ethical person to predict what ruthless psychopaths have planned for the population.
      That is nothing shameful.

  62. getsome December 31, 2021 at 5:45 pm #

    BRHeckler @1558. Confederate soldier statue on courthouse lawn close to street, vote on moving to war memorial site close by. NAACP from Richmond agitated for black populace to become vocal to take down, not to move. Several town folks started to say how upset they were to pass by the statue. Older folks asked why this never was expressed before and, by the way, did they live through the 50’s-60’s here? Shut them down tight. Vote was majority in favor to leave in place. This in a majority black county.
    What happened in Richmond was distressful, but one can only influence one’s own area so most commented, then let it go. Nuff Said.

  63. Soul Forensics December 31, 2021 at 6:04 pm #

    “The mediocre alone have the prospect of continuing on and propagating themselves — they are the men of the future, the sole survivors; ‘be like them! be mediocre!’ is henceforth the only morality that has any meaning left, that still finds ears to hear it. — But it is difficult to preach, this morality of mediocrity! — for it can never admit what it is and what it wants! it has to speak of moderation and dignity and duty and love of one’s neighbour — it will scarcely be able to conceal its irony!”

    Nietzsche
    Beyond Good and Evil (1886)

    • Disaffected December 31, 2021 at 6:42 pm #

      Good stuff, SF. For all his warts, Nietzche was onto some good stuff as well.

      In the modern day, the west has become drunk on its delusions of exceptionalism. Imagine, if you will, a pol getting up on the stump these days and proclaiming that the US should give up on such foolish pursuits and pursue plain old mediocrity for a change. He’d be tarred and feathered before he got off the stage. So instead we’ll continue to pursue blind exceptionalism, and achieve utter devastation and collapse in the process.

      In truth, most of all of humanity is by definition mediocre at most things. And everything manages to work out just fine most days somehow. Especially when the damn exceptionalists don’t interfere.

      • JohnAZ December 31, 2021 at 9:22 pm #

        Dis

        Last time I looked, invention of our modern world was not accomplished by Committee, or governments. Innovation comes from the inspiration of individuals, better ways of doing business comes from entrepreneurs, not groups. Inspiration seems to channel through individuals.

        • JohnAZ December 31, 2021 at 9:23 pm #

          Design by committee is a joke!

          • JohnAZ December 31, 2021 at 9:23 pm #

            An oxymoron.

        • Disaffected December 31, 2021 at 10:26 pm #

          LOL! I see you’re still a young capitalist club true believer. I trust you have a long list of merit badges to display as well? Given that capitalism has pretty much had its way for the past 40 years or so, how would you say all that’s working out so far? Do tell.

          • Anthea January 1, 2022 at 1:51 pm #

            @ Dissaffected:

            So independent thought and action, and making your own decisions, is “capitalism?” And you are against it?

            We all have a long list of merit badges from doing that. We gain the merit of this whenever we make an independent decision and every time we solve a problem. Such decisions and such problem-solving is done daily, or even hourly.

            We decide whether or not to drive on an icy road, whether a purchase is necessary, whether to invest in something, and whether to put a pinch of oregano in posole. We decide whether to replace the faucet in the kitchen sink or the heating element in the water heater, versus paying someone to do it. When we do it ourselves, we think and act independently, though the consensus view may be that no one should be allowed to do anything independently–that only the licensed and insured “experts” should be allowed to think and do.

        • Anthea January 1, 2022 at 1:28 pm #

          What happens in group efforts is that everyone wants to avoid taking responsibility. Hence, the chief ideas that come out of them is either to do nothing at all, or to do something trendy that everyone can get behind, however idiotic. The second option is just another way of evading responsibility, as “trendy” means someone else has already made the decision for them.

          Groups, committees, and such always take an unfavorable view of information-gathering and analysis leading to a reasoned conclusion. Actually thinking something through would involve taking responsibility. People in general are not capable of reason and analysis and, probably rightly, do not trust themselves to do it. The reason they can’t do it is often lack of training and often just stupidity.

  64. elysianfield December 31, 2021 at 6:39 pm #

    “Only a handful…”

    BRH,

    In an attempt to clarify your comment…how many hands full are in a butt-load (or is it the other way around)?

    I assume your statement is not intended as a metaphor.

    • BackRowHeckler December 31, 2021 at 9:02 pm #

      E. A Buttload is a tad short of a sh#tload.

      Do you have a Webley British Bulldog .450 revolver you could ship over to Green Alba in Edinburgh, Scotland so she’ll have something if she has to fight her way out of town?

      • GreenAlba December 31, 2021 at 9:27 pm #

        My husband has a long, heavy, metal shoehorn beside his side of the bed. That’s our protection against the bad man, whether he’s Mr Global or Mr Local. 🙂

        It’s not quite Boudicca’s chariot wheels, but at our age …

        • MaryQueen December 31, 2021 at 10:14 pm #

          Hahahaha!

          Cheers, GA!

          *Clink*

        • anmariwakaranai January 1, 2022 at 1:32 am #

          I have a sweet Louisiana slugger, if I punt I might even hit the bullet.

        • Hereward the Woke January 1, 2022 at 4:21 pm #

          C’mon, GA, we’re all broad-minded folks here. You can tell us what he really uses it for! 🙂

          • GreenAlba January 1, 2022 at 5:38 pm #

            Haha. That would be putting on his shoes, I’m afraid, Hereward. 🙂

            But I’ve seen him lift it on one or two occasions when we thought there was someone in the house in the middle of the night.

            Obviously if there really was somebody in the house, they’d have the shoehorn off him in minutes. I don’t maintain many delusions!

        • TaxDonkey January 1, 2022 at 10:10 pm #

          Metal shoehorn. Is that kind of like a Mossberg 12-guage?

      • elysianfield January 1, 2022 at 1:38 pm #

        BRH,
        I… know a guy that might have one in operable condition. However, I would suggest, rather, something more robust… such as a Webley IV Mark I…the choice of many British Officers in the Big One..

        This guy I know currently has one with the name of the owner/Officer properly engraved on the barrel…a not uncommon practice, as the Brits had to purchase their own sidearms.

    • Anthea January 1, 2022 at 1:53 pm #

      I see you are not familiar with the metric system.

      A shitload is ten times a buttload, and a fuckload is ten times a shitload.

  65. pranah December 31, 2021 at 6:51 pm #

    Betty White just died, “suddenly” per one article; per this article, she did not have any serious illnesses and recently said she was so lucky to be in such good health at her age:

    Vaxxxx? She’d have been 100 in January, but even so, this was a surprise death.

    https://www.sportskeeda.com/pop-culture/what-betty-white-die-from-exploring-reason-behind-death-veteran-actress-100th-birthday

    • Soul Forensics December 31, 2021 at 7:03 pm #

      Mygawd, the woman almost passed the wire as a centenarian. It’s like dying of old age (i.e., organs naturally going tits up) is unnatural in this age’s acceleration of the fear of death.

      • pranah December 31, 2021 at 7:15 pm #

        I’d agree, except she was in good health, the death was sudden–it fits the vaxxx death profile. No lingering “dying of old age” there, which usually, as you say, is about organs going tits up. You’d think there’d have been some signs, and maybe there were–she was damn near 100. But no “lost her battle with cancer” or anything like that, either. She’s the age they’re trying to bump off, too.

        It’s hard to tell anymore. I remain suspicious.

        • Soul Forensics December 31, 2021 at 7:30 pm #

          Many, many people who hit 90, 95 go silently and quickly. Often, they’re fine one day, go to sleep, and their heart just stops beating. Lucky them.

          • pranah December 31, 2021 at 7:43 pm #

            That’s certainly true. Definitely how I want to go.

          • GreenAlba December 31, 2021 at 8:41 pm #

            They used to call flu ‘the old man’s friend’ for those who felt they’d been hanging around too long.

            Now flu is an outrage.

          • pranah December 31, 2021 at 9:04 pm #

            Yes indeed, flu would carry away the old and frail, and often it was a mercy–therefore the “old man’s friend.”

          • anmariwakaranai January 1, 2022 at 1:39 am #

            Alba said, now flu is an outrage. Hence, the cure.

          • mumbai January 1, 2022 at 3:21 am #

            To GreenAlba (no reply button) – the old man’s friend was pneumonia, not ‘flu which can be quite unpleasant.
            With pneumonia,one just falls asleep.
            End. Of.

          • GreenAlba January 1, 2022 at 6:21 am #

            I guess it depends who says it, mumbai.

            I got the saying from my husband – he’s a doc and quotes ‘flu’, rather than pneumonia, which you can get from flu, of course. I presume he heard the saying from other doctors who referred to flu.

            My younger daughter had pneumonia when she was 4 months old. Without antibiotics she’d have been dead. Maybe she got pneumonia from flu – we’ll never know.

            I’ve had flu (when I was 30). You’re right – it can be awful. Some people say they’ve had flu when all they’ve had is a bad cold. I remember, when I had flu, not caring if I lived or died. This amazed and horrified me, in retrospect, as I had a 2-year-old daughter at the time (who also had flu). Having had it, I still maintain it’s an easy way to go, losing the will to live, compared to, say, meeting your end in Grenfell Tower, or on the Titanic.

        • JohnAZ December 31, 2021 at 9:28 pm #

          As people age, they get closer and closer to the final cliff as their ability to maintain homeostasis declines. Betty Whites status re Covid would be interesting as propaganda but for me, who cares.

          Covid has proven to be an effective push over the cliff.

    • MaryQueen December 31, 2021 at 10:14 pm #

      My dad died 2 days short of his 80th bday. Just seems like such a ripoff. LOL.

  66. Pucker December 31, 2021 at 7:27 pm #

    If the SCOTUS rules on January 7th that the Federal Government has the authority under the US Constitution to have some blokes in hazmat suits come to your house to forcibly inject you with an experimental substance that neither prevents disease or inhibits transmission and is very risky on the grounds that there’s a national health emergency for Omicron which has purportedly killed 1 person, then we’re totally fucked, right?

    • TaxDonkey December 31, 2021 at 8:10 pm #

      Pucker. The supreme court will vote all wrong and we’ll be here scratching our balls wondering what’s up. The answer is that no one is here to save us. Not Trump. Not the Supreme court. We just have to be decide to be free.

      • messianicdruid December 31, 2021 at 10:11 pm #

        Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is Liberty. I will appeal to a higher court.

    • MaryQueen January 1, 2022 at 9:59 am #

      Pretty sure that’s when CW2 breaks out.

  67. Pucker December 31, 2021 at 7:42 pm #

    Most people mentally are just overgrown fat kids with their pants around their ankles sucking their thumbs, right?