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Is War What You Asked For?

Beware: Ukraine’s touted Kharkov offensive is probably not what the US news media cracks it up to be….

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The Russians called their move into Ukraine last February a “special military operation” for a reason. The description was precise. It was not a “war” prosecuted on the people of Ukraine. Russia could have completely disabled the Zelensky regime in an afternoon with air power, but they did not want to smash up the country’s vital infrastructure and foreclose the peoples’ future.

The operation was designed to expel Ukrainian military forces from their forward dug-in positions along the Donbas frontier, where they had been shelling, harassing, and killing the Russian-speaking population for eight years — ever since the 2014 CIA-backed Maidan “color Revolution” brought Ukraine under American control.

The precipitating event of the operation begun last winter was the renewed threat to bring Ukraine into NATO, for the purpose of putting bases on Russia’s border. Russia would not tolerate that any more than America would tolerate Russian bases planted across our border with Mexico. The special operation was mounted to reestablish firm boundaries, both geographically and in geopolitical psychology, for an adversary, the West, who displayed an increasingly psychotic drive to smash all boundaries that make civilized life possible, even in their own countries.

Since then, the US has poured money into Ukraine at the rate of about $10-billion a month for the purpose of prolonging the struggle in Ukraine. We’re doing this at a moment in history when the US faces grave financial breakdown, along with the countries of the European Union and the UK. Nothing about our involvement in Ukraine is in the interest of the American people. Our foreign policy establishment has shown a blind animus toward Russia for no apparent good reason.

At this point reasonable people might conclude that it is for a bad reason. Increasingly it looks like a desperate diversion from the technocrat coup perpetrated by a supranational cabal emanating out of Davos, as led by the megalomaniacs at the World Economic Forum (WEF). The coupsters also happen to be intriguing behind America’s Democratic Party and the White House regime of the obvious tool, “Joe Biden.”

To digress from Ukraine for a moment, let’s consider the perilous condition of “Joe Biden’s” regime just now. All the “narratives” — the miasma of lies the regime has generated in its campaign to wreck our country — are falling apart. Much of this centers on the criminal misbehavior of the FBI, the regime’s clean-up crew, which has lost control of the clean-up. If the conservative opposition seizes majority control of the US House of Representatives on November 8, all the US players in this coup will be called to testify.

This includes the perpetrators of RussiaGate (of which the Ukraine mess is a continuation); the perps of the Covid-19 bioweapon op that will end up killing more Americans from the “vaccines” and the economic blowback of lockdowns as died from the virus itself; the backstage perps of the censoring and cancellation initiative run through the news and social media; the perps who arranged the ballot shenanigans in the 2020 elections; the perps who supported the Antifa and BLM riots of that same year; the perps behind the Mar-a-Lago raid; and, most threatening of all to the regime, the perps who concealed the Hunter Biden laptop evidence of international bribery and treason committed by the current President of the United States. He knows it, he can sniff the danger, as do the rogues and degenerates behind him. Hence, his recent mendacious fulminations against “MAGA Republicans [being] a threat to our democracy” and his ramped-up FBI police-state antics against Donald Trump and his associates. “Joe Biden” must sense that he is going down.

The New York Times today is ballyhooing the Ukraine military’s “lightning advance” east of Kharkov. I’d argue that what The Times wants you to see is not exactly what is happening. Rather the Russians appear to have made an orderly, tactical retreat from the outskirts of Kharkov, inducing the NATO-trained Ukraine forces eastward across the Siverskyi Donets River and out into the flat, open country where they will be cut off, cauldroned, and slaughtered. Everything that NATO and the US have done in this conflict has been a stupid move. Why should this one be an exception?

At the same time, Russia has hit a number of power generation plants around Ukraine, leaving many Ukrainians without lights, hot water, communications — in short, what’s needed to remain civilized. This was exactly what Russia had hoped to avoid the past eight months, but the obdurate pathological idiocy of our country’s leaders has forced Russia to send a harsher message to provoke some rational thought here about ending this conflict. There is even chatter on the web that Russia is about to declare that the special military operation is now a war, with all that implies about targets.

The US may be crazed beyond redemption, but the people of the NATO member countries might have had a clarifying experience lately watching their governments barter away the natural gas they desperately need to run industry and heat their homes this winter — in the foolish gesture of jumping on America’s sanctions bandwagon. Will Germany, France, Italy, and the rest now leap into a war against Russia on the plains of Ukraine in winter? I think they will sooner overthrow their own WEF-directed governments. This appears to be just what has happened in Sweden’s election on Sunday where a bloc of center-right parties has ousted the left government led by Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson.

The question for now is this: Will the US jump stupidly into World War Three over Ukraine? If not, how much does Russia have to disrupt life in the rest of Ukraine outside the Donbas to drive the US and NATO into serious peace talks? It better happen soon because otherwise the West will be completely preoccupied with the collapse of its financial markets, currencies, and economies — and probably before the November elections here.

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1,071 Responses to “Is War What You Asked For?”

  1. Walter B September 12, 2022 at 9:31 am #

    Good morning Jim. Friday’s post was titled “Here it comes”. Well here it is.

    On March 9, 2022 the brain-dead clown who calls himself president issued Executive Order #14067 which puts into motion the process of creating a digital US dollar. It orders the treasury and many other agencies to have reports on how to accomplish this and what concerns and details need to be addressed and set a 180-day deadline for getting these reports to his desk. That 180 days expired the day after Labor Day. This order included all of the catch phrases needed to convince the herd that it is good and benevolent:

    “…for the protection of consumers, investors, and businesses, including data privacy and security; financial stability and systemic risk; crime; national security; the ability to exercise human rights; financial inclusion and equity; and energy demand and climate change.”

    No this does not replace the dollar, THAT will come down the line, but it is the head of the camel in the tent. Vlad Putin and Emperor Xi are meeting in a few days and one of the items on the agenda will be to further develop their own Euro-Asian digital currency, based upon a basket of currencies, precious metals and rare earth elements and natural resources. The BRICS nations and those who sign on have been working on a new world order for two decades now and the implementation of this is fast approaching.

    On August 23, 2022 when the Pope ordered his churches to transfer all of their movable assets into the Vatican Bank by September 30, 2022, it was a clear signal to the world that something huge and ominous is at the front door. Clearly this Fall is going to be seriously “eventful”.

    I understand that the new NFL season is underway and the many, many other distractions are keeping Americans asleep at the wheel, so they might not even wake up when the digital dollar is announced. They WILL wake up the day they find that their bank accounts are shut off just like that clown in Canada did to the bad boy truckers because they have a Trump bumper sticker on their car or a MAGA flag on their lawn. After all they are fascists and need to be eliminated as a threat to democracy. Jim Rickerts raised an interesting point about this, that with the government directly controlling its digital currency, they can time stamp your funds so that you have to spend them before an expiration date or lose them, thereby eliminating our abilities to store and save “wealth”. Wow, just wow.

    It is an evil plan but it appears to be working. Who needs to control hearts and minds when you’ve got them by the wallet?

    • Disaffected September 12, 2022 at 9:57 am #

      Ominous indeed, Sir Walter! This has been the globalists’ wet dream for our entire lifetimes. It also explains why they’ve thrown all worries about debt to the four winds. They’ll repudiate it in entirety when the change over finally gets enacted. Minimalist UBI here we come, provided you’re “good” enough to remain eligible for it.

      • Beryl of Oyl September 12, 2022 at 10:13 am #

        Probably what all the new IRS agents are for. To “manage” our accounts.

        • SW September 12, 2022 at 10:26 am #

          Nice to know we’ll be paying the salaries of the very people out to ruin us for taxes. After the midterms it wouldn’t surprise me if the Democrats hold on to Congress, that there’ll be new tax laws and they won’t be aimed at the Bezos, Musks or Gateses of the world.

          • Walter B September 12, 2022 at 10:31 am #

            We don’t pay their salaries, our taxes only cover the interest on the debt. They get paid with dollars printed up out of thin air and so are not beholden to us in any fashion.

        • taijitu September 12, 2022 at 6:03 pm #

          According to Doug Casey (see lewrockwell.com), it’s Modern Monetary Theory (MMT). The Feds print money which the government spends going mostly to the elite class and the middle class iski taxed for it.

          • Walter B September 12, 2022 at 7:37 pm #

            Except that the taxes paid are only 1/4 of the money spent, so those who pay only cover the interest.

    • chet_the_farmer September 12, 2022 at 10:30 am #

      There are entire industries which depend on actual dollars and there are people who perform transactions with actual dollars.
      If there are any dollars around then the oligarchy’s plans are stuffed and no one will be forced into anything.
      Seems like another stupid idea that will die in the wind like all the rest of them.

      The vatican bank stuff is probably another result of the u.s. sanctions and canada’s behavior – anyone can see that you need all assets out of the purview of the u.s.

      Our crises will be limited to things that make the comfortable class uncomfortable, like when there is very little pet food and its all low-quality soy-based crap. (wait for it!)

    • malthuss September 12, 2022 at 11:17 am #

      Jim Rickerts raised an interesting point about this, that with the government directly controlling its digital currency, they can time stamp your funds so that you have to spend them before an expiration date or lose them, thereby eliminating our abilities to store and save “wealth”. Wow, just wow.

      That is old news. The China ‘credit score’ is what the PTB want for us.
      control. depopulation.

      I saw a clip online, a drone tells chinese to stay in lockdown.
      thats spooky.

      • hmuller September 12, 2022 at 12:11 pm #

        We haven’t been able to break even on money in the bank for a long time, i.e. the CPI exceeds the interest you can earn on deposits.
        The Powers That Be have used derivatives to hold down gold and silver prices, thus lessening their investment appeal.
        But that’s starting to change. Precious metals stored in a safe place beats money in the bank, in my opinion.

        • JTinMD September 12, 2022 at 1:16 pm #

          Good! Keep PM prices down. I’m all for it! More for us at silly, low dollar prices. 🙂

    • neurodoc September 12, 2022 at 11:29 am #

      Walter: All plans tend to contain the seeds of their own destruction. Several of the congressional morons, e.g. pocahontas, have praised the ‘fed coin’ and stated that it will STOP crime and underground economic activity. I suspect that underground economic activity will sky rocket eventually, especially when people learn about cryptos such as Monero, Dero, PirateChain, etc. These coins preclude the discovery of who is using them. They cannot be shut down by any central government except by completely shutting down the internet (NOT going to happen). However, those who don’t understand cryptocurrency and/or depend on cash, i.e. the working poor, will, as usual, be completely screwed by the dem/communists.

      • JohnAZ September 12, 2022 at 11:42 am #

        Anybody figure out how much easier it will be for the border crossing illicit trades to occur with digital ie invisible money?

        • neurodoc September 12, 2022 at 12:13 pm #

          JAZ: read about three coins I mentioned above. They have shocking privacy features that are resistant to discovery by govmint. The issue right now is that they are not widely usable to day to day commerce. You can, BTW, easily buy gold and silver with Monero and Dero. Stay tuned.

      • Rain Waters September 12, 2022 at 11:56 am #

        The bigger they are, the harder they fall. Watch that conciet Doc!

        • neurodoc September 12, 2022 at 12:15 pm #


    • thirdcoastlegend September 12, 2022 at 12:05 pm #

      TPTB want their global control grid via digital currency.

      I’m not convinced they have the human capital to pull it off.

      Heck, my local utility company has been unable to correctly read meters and bill people for over one year.

      A bank that handles one of my credit cards spent several months telling customers they were going to merge their credit card site into their normal retail banking site by January 2022 so we’d better get ready.

      Then it was February ’22.

      Then March.

      Then April.

      Then they just stopped talking about it and customers continued using the legacy credit card site.

      • Blackbird September 12, 2022 at 2:25 pm #

        “Heck, my local utility company has been unable to correctly read meters and bill people for over one year.”

        Mine too – but make it four years.

        Four and a half years ago I sold my house. Shut down everything, except the furnace which I kept at 40 F to keep the pipes from freezing. My electric bill went up 50%. Called the electric company and explained to the poor dumb sucker on the phone. The response, “Well that’s what the meter says.” Damned “smart” meters.

        Now I am paying twice what I was paying last year at this time. My electrical use hasn’t changed. The rates haven’t doubled. My “smart” meter is just lying – that’s what they do.

        No need for “human capital” when the machines do all the lying and stealing for you.

    • cowbell81 September 12, 2022 at 12:14 pm #

      The digital dollar debate raises an interesting question to the old advertising catch phrase: “What’s in your wallet?” Soon to be answer: “A whole lot of nothing.”

    • Jarek September 12, 2022 at 12:23 pm #

      The Preamble:

      We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.


      Definitions from Oxford Languages · Learn more
      all future generations of people.
      “the victims’ names are recorded for posterity”
      future generations
      succeeding generations
      those who come after us
      the future
      the descendants of a person.
      “God offered Abraham a posterity like the stars of heaven”

      Since it says “our posterity” they were obviously using it in the plural “archaic” or biological sense. Their descendants and not just any later people. Thus your pov was not theirs. You don’t have the Mind of the Fathers in this respect.

      You love the Jewel, the Constitution. But you don’t value its setting or cultural and biological context. Thus the Jewel ends up in a box in a closet, or sitting on the ground to be driven into the mud by the beasts of the fields.

      • BackRowHeckler September 12, 2022 at 12:36 pm #

        Recently we learned that quoting the US Constitution can get you on an FBI domestic enemies list. Rand Paul questioned the FBI Director about it; yes, you could be in trouble.

        • Jarek September 12, 2022 at 2:36 pm #

          So you didn’t like my post, Tonto?

          • Uncle Bob September 12, 2022 at 4:24 pm #

            I think you need to back of your hatred of Jews, both outright and implied. Not every Jew is a megalomaniacal banker, any more than every Moslem is a terrorist or every person of eastern European descent is an idiot.

            Washington and the members of the First Congress promised YHWH that they and future generations would obey him; and if we were to turn away from that path, he should destroy the new nation. Tell me how that isn’t happening now, and that much of the reason isn’t due to Americans’ turning away from the way our forebears promised we would follow?

          • Jarek September 12, 2022 at 11:46 pm #

            So in other words, you don’t think America was supposed to be for White Europeans? Show me the flaw in my logic.

            Or you agree with me on the meaning of the preamble, you just don’t agree with that meaning. In other words, you are not of the Mind of the Fathers.

      • James K Polk September 13, 2022 at 2:19 am #

        You are correct in your legal understanding of the word “Posterity” used in the Preamble. For historical and legal confirmation of this read the legal commentary by US Supreme Court Justice Roger Taney in Dred Scott v Sandford. The Chief Justice explains this in depth and detail. And for anyone who denies this legal meaning of the term, then explain why it was legally necessary to pass the 14th Amendment to grant citizenship to the freed black slaves. My ancestors go back well into the colonial period on both sides of my family. I am legally a part of the posterity, as are all white Americans because of the 1790 Naturalization and Immigration Act and all subsequent immigration laws until 1965. It was necessary to fight a civil war to nullify the law confirmed by Dred Scott v Sandford and to then ram through the 14th Amendment as a form of victor’s justice. This one bogus legal instrument forever changed the nation and the US Constitution. And BTW, there weren’t enough Jews around in 1860 to start the Civil War and then forever alter the Constitution. We did this to ourselves.

        • Jarek September 13, 2022 at 11:58 am #

          Thanks for the insight. Victor’s justice? Strange because most Whites didn’t see them as equals. Lincoln certainly didn’t. Talk about biting your nose to spite your face.

          What a strange, twisted people we have become. Incredibly grasping on the individual level, but then seeming to compensate on the social level by not allowing ourselves to have anything for ourselves. The Elite find this a way to stay in power and have convinced the rest that it’s the only way – “moral” too!

    • pyrrhus September 13, 2022 at 10:52 am #

      The purpose of a digital currency is, of course, control..The USA’s gargantuan debt is of no concern to the denizens of DC, who are engaged in the largest looting spree in world history and don’t plan to be around when the piper demands payment…

    • ThorsHammer September 14, 2022 at 7:10 pm #

      Who needs to control hearts and minds when you’ve got them by the balls?

      The USA is clearly a class society. The divisions are not between the workers and the owners of capital as Marx postulated. Instead it is a society divided along irreconcilable belief systems so firmly embedded that no communication is possible. The percentages I assign to the classes in the USA may be subject to interpretation, but what follows is the basic outline:

      Captives of Mass Delusion — 35%
      This class is so firmly under control of its Masters that it is no longer subject to reason or fact. The formerly comfortable middle class suburbanite who’s circumstances have deteriorated to the point of living in a tent under a freeway bridge is no more likely to understand the true origin of their dilemma than the Karen who holds on to her post as a minor bureaucrat. They cheerfully march their children off to the Injector to be inoculated against a disease that they can’t catch and almost never die from.

      The weapons that this class employs are the Culture of Fear and the Christian Guilt used so successfully for generations by the Priests and Witch Doctors of Religion.

      Football Lovers — 30%
      Just leave me alone. And stay away from my guns. This class rarely thinks about anything beyond the big screen and making the next payment on the new F150, Their political affiliation was inherited from their grandfather, but they are not dumb enough to believe any promises that any politician spouts. They may be Deplorable, but they are much more Aware than the Delusionals. They may have joined the Army at age 18, but soon learned that the real enemy is the college graduate who tries to lead their platoon into a death trap, and fragging him is an honorable service to your mates.

      A Fan may rather sleep with his guns than his girlfriend, but once he has a mortgage on a new pickup he will never use his guns for any revolutionary cause.

      Whores — 20%
      College professors, Hospital administrators, Investors in Big Pharma, Politicians, “Scientists”, Medical Doctors and Nurses with Jab in Hand, Bureaucrats from every form of Gov. scam,

      Just following orders for a pay check or bribe. Like the guards at the German WWII gas ovens.

      Mercenaries — 10%
      Anyone willing to kill for money. The Mainstream Media, Pentagon, Arms merchants, Lockheed, Boeing.. Ratheon etc. along with every poor kid from the ghetto who joined for a regular paycheck. And every parent who sent their kid off to make a man out of them.

      The Ruling Class — 5%
      The Deciders: the 500 who actually make the decisions.

      Plus the 4.99% of ass kissers successful enough to have an apartment in Manhattan and convince themselves that they are better than the rabble.

      • MrMangoOnMyShoulder September 15, 2022 at 1:09 pm #

        A brilliant breakdown, Thor.

        Also a little depressing, but hey – that’s already pretty much baked into the cake.

  2. Penelope Dreadful September 12, 2022 at 9:32 am #

    I read that in Sweden, 80% of the “refugees” had visited their home country since being there. That doesn’t help the Leftists there.

    • Walter B September 12, 2022 at 9:43 am #

      I don’t know about them but if I fled my country in fear of my life, I would not be going back for a visit even if it was to bring more of my clan back with me.

      • JohnAZ September 12, 2022 at 10:23 am #

        You assume that is why they fled.

        How about they were paid by the globalist forces with guarantees of better lives in Europe,

        And the US.

        I have noticed they are all well groomed, well dressed carrying their cell phones.

        • Walter B September 12, 2022 at 10:32 am #

          And they were going back for reinforcements? Yes indeed that works for me too. Good thinking John!

        • malthuss September 12, 2022 at 11:07 am #

          I saw, long ago, some news report from Michigan?
          The rush to sign up for possible gov housing.


          • Blackbird September 12, 2022 at 2:32 pm #

            As long as you are from an alien culture and will not assimilate, our government (federal, state, and local) will bend over backwards to accommodate you.

            If you are a citizen… Hahahaha!!

            Well, maybe there is some other country that wants you, will fly you over there, find you a place to live (and pay your rent- until you want to pay it), find you a job (or just give you money), provide health care for free, and give you money until you figure out how to make it yourself.

        • spaingaroo September 12, 2022 at 5:49 pm #

          one G Soros has put 18 billion into Africa without any apparent results except for a thriving people smuggling ring.
          Then those profits get reinvested in the same business.
          Macron seems to support the Kalergi plan and sees 200 million Africans in Europe in 30 years.
          The documentary Borderless seemed to be investigating the Open Society Foundation when the trailers were circulating but later the final release didn’t go there.
          Then Lauren Southern seemed to give up for a while.
          The Africans that come to my town to work the olives are big strong boys. From Senegal. Good for the hard work.
          I can’t compete.
          They want to have 4 wives and 20 kids each.
          can’t compete there either

    • Jarek September 12, 2022 at 12:26 pm #

      They go back and forth all the time, in particular to pick out a traditional wife, one not corrupted by Swedish culture. An important part of chain migration. She then can get started getting her people in.

      The rulers of Sweden hate the Swedish people with a passion.

      • Cactus Girl September 12, 2022 at 2:03 pm #

        And then they send their daughters back to “visit granny”, i.e.-have their naughty bits cut off.

  3. Night Owl September 12, 2022 at 9:48 am #

    “Jim Rickerts raised an interesting point about this, that with the government directly controlling its digital currency, they can time stamp your funds so that you have to spend them before an expiration date or lose them, thereby eliminating our abilities to store and save “wealth”. Wow, just wow.”

    This is one of the central characteristics that BIS and the WEF crowd seek.

    I posted the video perhaps a year ago now, but the head of BIS also said they have been working hard to ensure digital currencies will be “programmable,” meaning that they are able to pull funds from your account, program how they can be spent (and by when they must be spent), and much more.

    As each day passes, the masses of asses will learn more about what many of us have been talking about.

    • SW September 12, 2022 at 10:21 am #

      “In a speech launching the neoliberal selloff program Advantage Ukraine, Zelensky offered Wall Street “a chance for you to invest now in projects worth of hundreds of billions of dollars.”

      The financial news service Business Wire published a press release from the Ukrainian government in which Zelensky boasted:

      The $400+ [billion] in investment options featured on AdvantageUkraine.com span public private partnerships, privatization and private ventures. A USAID-supported project team of investment bankers and researchers appointed by Ukraine’s Ministry of Economy will work with businesses interested in investing.”

      So there you have it — Ukraine is for sale to the highest bidders and the workers will be virtual slaves.

      “Multipolarista previously reported on a meeting by Western governments and corporations in Switzerland in July in which they planned harsh neoliberal economic policies to impose on Ukraine.

      The Western participants published documents calling to cut labor laws, “open markets,” drop tariffs, deregulate industries, and “sell state-owned enterprises to private investors.”

      Somebody’s loss is turned into somebody else’s gain. There is no attempt at all to raise living standards, in fact, further impoverishment and misery is in store for them.

      That England, Germany and France can go along with this is shameful and the fact they’re willing to take their own citizens down this path is IMO, treason.

      • niner September 12, 2022 at 2:17 pm #

        Easy to understand that Britain will now accelerate the WEF program under King Charles.

        Search the pix of him in 1992 standing at the WEF podium —

        World Economic Forum
        Vaclav Havel, Klaus Schwab, Prince Charles – World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 1992

        DAVOS/SWITZERLAND, JAN 1992 – President Vaclav Havel of Czechoslovakia with H.R.H. Prince Charles prior to a plenary session, with Klaus Schwab at the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos in 1992.

        He was always insecure.

        And now he should feel even more insecure. He’ll be the last of the crowned Saxe Coburg Gotha’s posing as Brits.

        I don’t know that we have much to celebrate, except that they haven’t managed to kill most of us. A serious defeat for them.

        We have to pick them off like the ticks and leeches that they are.

        • Uncle Bob September 12, 2022 at 4:29 pm #

          Give them time. They haven’t had the time, legal authority, or justification to start the mass extermination of their enemies. Yet.

    • Walter B September 12, 2022 at 10:24 am #

      I assume that they will start off without requiring people to be microchipped so it will be met with less resistance, but eventually implants will be mandatory. THAT will give them the total control that they require. Unfortunately for many of us that believe that this will be the form that The Mark of the Beast will take and those strong enough to refuse will have to be executed or run off into the woods to be hunted down like dogs. oh well, better than dying of cancer, right?

      • NickelthroweR September 12, 2022 at 11:26 am #

        Good luck microchipping Purebloods. The Purebloods have already demonstrated their divine right to rule. We withstood the whirlwind that blew at us from every direction. We withstood the greatest propaganda campaign in all of human history and we didn’t budge. We lost our friends and were shunned by family and we didn’t budge. They took away our income and we didn’t budge. Many lost everything and still didn’t budge.

        Come try and chip me and see what happens.

        • neurodoc September 12, 2022 at 11:51 am #

          Well put Nickel; This is one of the many things the AR15 is for.

          • Walter B September 12, 2022 at 7:40 pm #

            Don’t shoot, let ’em burn.

        • Rain Waters September 12, 2022 at 11:58 am #

          Is purebred a nice term for inbred ?

          • LagingRunatic September 12, 2022 at 1:04 pm #

            Who wrote “purebred,” Rain? A village out there is looking for you.

    • Islander September 12, 2022 at 10:29 am #

      “As each day passes, the masses of asses will learn more about what many of us have been talking about.”

      Only if the asses pay attention, alas.

      Thanks, Mr. Kunstler, for another a good summary of the state of play, also including the Ukraine board.

      Scary. I am scared.

    • Paula D September 12, 2022 at 12:19 pm #

      When the US left Afghanistan I figured they were serious about getting rid of cash.
      You can’t have a flourishing drug trade without cash.

      I tried to find the clip with the head of BIS talking about the control they were looking for, but YouTube appears to have scrubbed it.

      I did find this repost. Hope it goes through the software here….


      • Mac September 12, 2022 at 2:23 pm #

        P- They left the stuff in Afghanistan so the MIC could get a bunch of new orders for Ukraine.

        • Paula D September 12, 2022 at 3:12 pm #

          Cha ching!

      • MaryQueen September 12, 2022 at 9:09 pm #

        Just saw a video of the Afghanis trying to fly a blackhawk helicopter left behind and crashing it into the ground. There goes a few mil!

  4. JohnAZ September 12, 2022 at 9:48 am #

    A really deep question right now.

    Who is the worst enemy of the conservative half of the US?

    Russo -China or the Democratic Party vanguard of the WEF?

    BRICS + Iran + Saudi Arabia has the capability to shut down the world from lack of resources. It has started already.

    If we follow the WEF, our goose is cooked.

    • Night Owl September 12, 2022 at 9:57 am #

      Black/white. Gay/straight. Rich/poor. Left/right.

      Divide and conquer. Dumb and dumber.

      • Jarek September 12, 2022 at 12:32 pm #

        Yeah if only we could only all just get along! But we can’t. That’s why they fill up our nations with aliens – to weaken us. That’s where it had to be stopped, not letting them in and then expecting to get along with them.

        Gays are outside of history and culture. They are naturally part of the New World Order. You really don’t see that?

    • messianicdruid September 12, 2022 at 11:51 am #

      I’ll not quote Pogo to this crowd.

  5. Walter B September 12, 2022 at 9:52 am #

    I am not convinced that America is headed into WWIII. I believe that our corrupt government is manipulating the Ukranian clowns into fighting a losing effort so that we can prove to the entire world once again, that we are not somebody you want to be allied with. The BRICS nations that have been forming a real new world order for decades now are able to point out to perspective allies how evil, incompetent, brain-dead, and outright stupid America has become and turn ALL the world against US(A).

    Heck Dopey Joe has already turned most of us against us as well! Once the digital currency is in place and replaces cash, the scumbags in DC will be able to snuff us out quietly and America’s firearms will in no way help we poor suckers maintain any kind of worthwhile life at all.

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    • Jo-G September 12, 2022 at 10:05 am #

      “… so that we can prove to the entire world once again, that we are not somebody you want to be allied with”

      I thought we are manipulating them to prove to Europe that they shouldn’t rely on purchasing Russian energy so they’ll purchase ours, driving the price up and enriching the oil-patch political donors.

      • Beryl of Oyl September 12, 2022 at 10:15 am #

        The reason they haven’t been more successful, is that there are competing factions involved in this racket, and their interests do not always align.

        • Islander September 12, 2022 at 10:32 am #

          According to Tom Luongo, the Fed and US banks are not on board with the Davos program.

          King Charles probably is.

          I wonder how many zeros the computers will need to transition His Majesty, the Duke of Cornwall, to a digital wallet!

        • niner September 12, 2022 at 2:55 pm #

          Exactly, Beryl.

          Any thoughts about the main competing factions?

          • Beryl of Oyl September 12, 2022 at 4:13 pm #

            Democrats, Republicans, actual thugs,socialists, various forms of commies, and the WEF/Davos crowd.

          • Beryl of Oyl September 12, 2022 at 4:14 pm #

            Oh and the corporate globalists.

        • Katerina September 12, 2022 at 5:03 pm #

          Truer words have not been spoken. You hit the nail on the head.

      • Walter B September 12, 2022 at 10:26 am #

        No, Jo-G, that was just the ruse that was utilized to get our energy CEOs onboard. How could it possibly be more affordable for Europeans to get a better deal by purchasing gas shipped over the ocean in big balls rather then quickly through a pipe?

        Big balls alright, that’s what the asshole that run our country certainly have.

        • Beryl of Oyl September 12, 2022 at 10:35 am #

          Imagine their chagrin, and then their rage, when a builder from Queens with a big mouth was the only person who caught on to some of what they were doing?

          Oh yeah, they released that virus at the time they did because other efforts to take him down were fruitless.

          • JohnAZ September 12, 2022 at 11:01 am #

            That is because he is much more savvy than the whole bunch of them.

        • JohnAZ September 12, 2022 at 11:00 am #

          No, WB.

          That is not the object. LNG from the US will never be sufficient to supply Europe.

          The object is the continued destruction of fossil fuels. That is the object of every action the Biden group and their masters the WEF are doing. Trying to stop FF production without creating WW3 between the public and the PTB. Sure we will ship them LNG, until it starts to impact our supply here. Then they will turn off the taps slowly to both areas.

          They are waiting for a miracle to happen, a legitimate alternative to FF.

          UH huh.

          • Walter B September 12, 2022 at 11:10 am #

            Suck the wells dry eh, and then introduce a magic new energy source such as a Blue Beam Power gifted us by Aliens (Demons) from Antartica? A conspiracy theory perhaps, but when I talk to people about even the weirdest possibilities the reply I get almost all the time is, “I wouldn’t be surprised by anything anymore”.

            Good thing too so our hearts will not stop with fear when the Big One is sprung upon us.

        • Jo-G September 12, 2022 at 5:23 pm #

          I didn’t say Russian energy is more expensive than any alternative for the Europeans. I said “driving the price up.”

          By “ours” I wasn’t being clear I meant “our ideas” like a pipeline through Turkey in addition to the big balls.

          There are other cash flows occurring as a result of the Ukraine issue not just energy. I see another post talking about selling off assets in the Ukraine to foreign investors. With the world hydrocarbon reduction, food production will be an issue so that farmland will become more valuable.

          • happiface September 17, 2022 at 10:33 pm #

            80 percent of the farmland in Ukraine is owned by foreign people–china owns about half

    • Not_GeorgeT September 12, 2022 at 10:57 am #

      Digital currency replacing cash is a further example of how black markets are created and thrive.

      • Beryl of Oyl September 12, 2022 at 11:09 am #

        No wonder they want to give the revenooers pistols.

    • cbeard September 12, 2022 at 12:17 pm #

      Americas firearms are the only thing that may help us maintain any kind of worthwhile life. At all.

      • Night Owl September 12, 2022 at 2:32 pm #

        You wanna buy all your shit on the black market?

        It sounds cool to say, but it isn’t really a long-term solution.

  6. John K September 12, 2022 at 9:56 am #

    “If the conservative opposition seizes majority control of the US House of Representatives on November 8, all the US players in this coup will be called to testify.”

    I doubt that very much, since they are just another color of the same swamp creatures. For instance, Rand Paul for many months has had everything needed to checkmate Fauci and put him behind bars for perjury, but instead all we get is their verbal jousting theater on TV. There will need to be a critical mass of real conservatives, not simply politicians with an “R” next to their name, to effect real change.

    • Night Owl September 12, 2022 at 9:59 am #

      Rand (and Ron) are free thinkers, brave, moral, and intelligent and articulate.

      That is why there are so few of them. This combination of characteristics is probably bestowed on 1 out of 5,000 people.

      • Beryl of Oyl September 12, 2022 at 10:17 am #

        I find Ron much more consistent than his son.

        • Socrates-Detroit September 12, 2022 at 10:28 am #

          Night Owl and Beryl, I agree with both you.

          • Not_GeorgeT September 12, 2022 at 10:58 am #


          • Socrates-Detroit September 13, 2022 at 4:14 am #

            NIght Owl, Larry Johnson, at sonar21.com, has a link embedded in it, 12 Sep.


        • dbrize September 12, 2022 at 12:36 pm #

          True enough. But…the Senate is a different creature than the House and as much as I hail Ron, he was never going to acceptable to the GOP. Rand using different tactics which require some flip-flopping. Do like it it but understand it.

          • dbrize September 12, 2022 at 12:38 pm #

            Sorry…bad proofreading:

            “…was never going to be acceptable…”

            “Do not like it but understand it”.

        • Night Owl September 12, 2022 at 2:33 pm #

          He is, but Rand is still miles better than virtually anyone else in that masonic swamp.

          • Uncle Bob September 12, 2022 at 4:51 pm #

            Paul, Mike Lee, sometimes Rafael Cruz and Josh Hawley. Definitely not my two senators, Kirsten Gillibrand and the festering piece of shit from Brooklyn that is Asshole Chuck Schumer, aka The Schoolmarm, aka Senator Schmendrick. And not Silent Bob Casey or Pat Toomey (soon to be replaced by either Dr. Oz or John “What’s a Job?” Fetterman) in Pennsylvania, either.

      • Jarek September 12, 2022 at 12:37 pm #

        They’re Libertarians. Libertarianism is a mind virus just like Feminism or Communism. One theory about one aspect of life is ballyhooed into the answer for everything.

        Free thinkers? You must be infected to think that.

        • 100th Avatar September 12, 2022 at 1:16 pm #

          The “Libertarian Party”, if it can even be called that, is a total circus.

          Apparently comedians, part-time intellectuals, and podcast hosts have wrested leadership control from a faction that approved of the totalitarian and liberty curtailing COVID policies.

          The only thing they seem to agree on:
          -no imperialist wars
          -no income taxes
          -less government in your life

          The concept of Libertarianism is another pie-in-the-sky ideology that does not even look good on paper, let alone in practice, but perhaps that is not the point.

          It is there to offer a tent for people who like to puff their chest about liberty, freedom, small government and lifelong martyrdom to a cause.

          Church of the We Don’t Even Know What We Really Want

      • workingclasshero September 12, 2022 at 12:39 pm #

        I thought the Paul’s were libertarians about 10 years ago. They are probably ideologically opposed to immigration controls.

    • Jo-G September 12, 2022 at 10:13 am #

      I agree that the rule of law has deteriorated at the federal level and some states too. I think that one of Mr. Kunstler’s speculations about how things will go post peak oil is that the Federal government won’t be able to enforce laws. Isn’t that what is beginning to happen now?

      • Walter B September 12, 2022 at 10:29 am #

        I think that at the bottom of this all is the cornerstone of our host’s theory that we are running out of crude. Did you see that we are now stealing truckloads of the stuff from Syria while we still can? Yup it is happening right before our eyes.

        • Paula D September 12, 2022 at 12:27 pm #

          Stealing oil AND wheat.

          And the Mighty Wurlitzer of propaganda that the US controls doesn’t say a damn word about it.

          And the “international community” inflamed into an uproar about Russia’s “violation of borders” ignores the fact that the US is occupying 30% of Syria land and stealing their oil and wheat.

          It’s all about control of the population and that takes the media to do it.

      • Woodchuck September 12, 2022 at 10:41 am #

        It remains to be seen just what sort of federal government we’ll have after our dollar dies and is no longer accepted in foreign trade. Anything needing dollars in order to operate may find itself running on just one cylinder instead of six. In the Long Emergency it may come down to mostly just local sheriffs enforcing laws. A totally bankrupt middle class might simply not have any resources left to tax and spend away on federal law enforcement. The feds might need their remaining meager resources for paying their phone and light bills and fixing the roof on the White House.

        • malthuss September 12, 2022 at 11:10 am #

          In East Germany, the gov workers quit as soon as the pay checks stopped.

          whats ahead? Vigilantes?

        • Jarek September 12, 2022 at 12:38 pm #

          Keeping people in prison is very expensive. It’s gonna have to be good riddance to bad garbage instead.

          • Cactus Girl September 12, 2022 at 2:17 pm #

            They’ll just let them out.

          • justanotherguy September 14, 2022 at 12:06 am #

            cg – prisons out of business lead to –

            – simpler solutions

        • Blackbird September 12, 2022 at 2:43 pm #

          “It remains to be seen just what sort of federal government we’ll have after our dollar dies and is no longer accepted in foreign trade.”


          It’s what they want. It’s what they will give us.

      • thirdcoastlegend September 12, 2022 at 12:10 pm #

        Lionel Shriver came to a similar conclusion in her excellent novel, The Mandibles.

        In that tome the urban areas were still under tight control, but as the characters traveled farther into the countryside they realized that a lot of the authoritarian regulations were just a big bluff.

        • Night Owl September 12, 2022 at 2:36 pm #

          That is actually how things were in many parts of Europe during the Covid Hoax.

          There was lots of noise about border crossings being secured and spot checks to see if you tested yourself before entering, but in reality, the governments had no budget or personnel to enforce much.

          That is why they pushed so hard for the people to go after each other.

          • thirdcoastlegend September 12, 2022 at 3:05 pm #


            The same thing happened with Cuomo’s attempt to force anyone entering NY state into the NYS quarantine and contact tracing schemes.

            There was no getting around this at the airports.

            The edict was totally unenforceable via land entry.

            That said, even folks who got trapped at the airports did not get effective follow-up and control from the contact tracers.

            Heck, I know at least one person who called them to follow-up that couldn’t get through!

    • cbeard September 12, 2022 at 10:39 am #

      Never vote for anyone with a D or an R beside their name on a ballot. The uni-party is THE problem. Vote Independent or for a new party, not made up of old school, old fool rep. or dems. Yes, Rand Paul and all of the other big talking crooks, Donald (ultimate narcissist)Trump among them. I have been torn about what to do this next election. No more, my mand is made up. Voting is an exercise in total futility. I will no longer waste my time casting a ballot for the lessor of two evils. I will seek out like minded people who are tired of bullshit and lies as I am. I am taking care of me and mine to the best of my ability. If there are any elections held at all for the mid terms and the next presidential race, they will be corrupt fiascos. Join up. Family, friends, clans, clubs, fraternities. Strength in numbers.

      • Not_GeorgeT September 12, 2022 at 11:05 am #

        “If there are any elections held at all for the mid terms… ” I’ve been saying for years the power to suspend elections already exists, it’s a matter of who does it.

        I thought the Kenyan would do it. Rumor being he is still running things from his basement (or fronting for Jarret and Friends), thus it’s very much still on the table.

        Your last 10 words sum up a lot.

        • thirdcoastlegend September 12, 2022 at 12:13 pm #


          I think there is a substantial risk the midterms will simply be canceled, or allowed to proceed with the results being ignored as the regime pivots to a narrative like, “….jeez, all these MAGAs were only elected due to massive fraud….we have to throw out these tainted results to protect our democracy…”

          • Paula D September 12, 2022 at 12:29 pm #

            They won’t cancel the elections.

            The elections are the biggest circus out there, with the most clowns.

            They’ll stop the bread before they stop the circus, imo.

          • Blackbird September 12, 2022 at 2:53 pm #

            I think we will have an “election” this year. Mail-in, maybe even vote by phone (’cause we are too damn stupid to figger out mail-in ballots). The result? The Blue Tsunami!. The Narrative: “Voters turned out in droves on Tuesday to put an end to this MAGA bullshit, to cancel the transphobic white nationalists, to enact commonsense gun control, to flatter the curve on Covid and Honkeypox, to open our borders to all the diverse effluent of the world…”

            We may even have an “election” in 2024 to prove that, yes, we would have overwhelmingly voted the Hildebeast into the Non-White House if we had been given that option.

            After that?

          • Blackbird September 12, 2022 at 2:55 pm #

            Damned italics

          • Paula D September 12, 2022 at 3:15 pm #

            Nailed it, Blackbird.

          • niner September 12, 2022 at 6:31 pm #

            Lots of time for events between Nov 08, 2022 elections and January 03, 2023 new congress.

            As we saw last time.

          • justanotherguy September 14, 2022 at 12:10 am #

            elections are no problem at all – cancelling will get from most people the kind of response that flashing blue lights in the rearview get.

          • justanotherguy September 14, 2022 at 12:11 am #

            eta – its the counting of the vote, as already seen, that will be the lever that moves the world.

            no way elections are cancelled.

      • JohnAZ September 12, 2022 at 11:12 am #

        Well. you are lost.

        You have believed the MSM about Trump and labelled him with all the negatives they have. Do you know Trump, what is the basis for your dislike? I think MAR A Lago will be a real surprise for you.

        Trump’s four years were the only time that this country has NOT grown towards uniparty control. For no other reason, the man should be returned to office to continue the fight against the Deep State.

        Vote, write a name in, vote for a third party, but vote. You become a non-citizen when you don’t. If you think that not voting gives you power in numbers, forget that, it gives you nothing.

        Think of the abolitionists in the early 1800s. Their persistence eventually paid off. Be ready to fight though if needed.

        Vote locally, vote for state folks that want to secede from the madness But vote.

        • Rowdypiglet September 12, 2022 at 12:06 pm #

          JohnAZ, you’re so right. Refusing to take part is both childish and self defeating. It’s not the best tool we have, but it’s a tool. Sitting in the corner and pouting helps no one, nor does building a private utopia of friends and family that will inevitably be destroyed by the refusal to look beyond them. The local elections matter most, and if you think they don’t – well, just wait.

          • JackStraw September 12, 2022 at 12:25 pm #

            Actually, believing in the system at this point is childish and self defeating. If you haven’t figured out yet that the system is completely rigged, you’re naive at best.

            If you keep doing the same thing and expecting a different result, there’s a term for that.

          • cbeard September 12, 2022 at 12:43 pm #

            Rowdy Piglet, I am not refusing to take part. I would vote for someone in a local election that really mattered. Friends and family may be all you have left to rely on in the end. I am Goddamned sure that you can’t rely on your government. Local elections could be important in some instances. It will take like minded people working together to survive the coming shit storms.

          • justanotherguy September 14, 2022 at 12:16 am #

            jackstraw from wichita, completely 100% spot on.

            where we are, even the composition of the state senate is corrupted, and the entire state’s policy is set by one urban area’s domination.

            even local elections are meaningless – local officials mostly are referees for feuding locals, and rubber stampers for non-gov’t state entities that are clearing houses for the uniform incremental creeping agenda 2030 implementation, in all its local minutiae impositions.

        • cbeard September 12, 2022 at 12:34 pm #

          Oh hell yes. I would vote for secession. Whatever anyone thinks of Trump, I believe he came along at the right time and was just the wake up call that a lot of folks needed. He has proven that he doesn’t have what it takes to handle the deep state. Not that any one man could. It will take a group effort of a military nature. People such as Trump (malignant narcissists) are not/cannot be a friend to anyone. To Trump, it is all about him. Nothing and no one else matters in his little shitty world. I still say that voting is an exercise in futility. Especially considering circumstances today.

          • JackStraw September 12, 2022 at 1:35 pm #

            He gave up the extravagant lifestyle of a billionaire to try and correct the course of the country, but to you, it’s all about him and his shitty little world.

            You’re the exact reason why things can’t get done, because you can’t even recognize when somebody is trying to help, but would rather focus on any BS negative story that is thrown at you. Wake up.

          • Blackbird September 12, 2022 at 2:58 pm #

            “He gave up the extravagant lifestyle of a billionaire…”

            He did? When? For how long? Where is he working now? McDonalds? Walmart? Gucci?

          • Uncle Bob September 12, 2022 at 5:59 pm #

            “It will take a group effort if a military nature”? So you advocate a fucking military coup to save America? With all due respect, are you out of your goddamned mind? Setting aside the small point that overthrowing an elected government in favor of a military junta would make the USA a banana republic with nukes, you do realize that the senior brass of the US military is mostly woke morons whose idea of a military operation involves ordering troops into battle against American farmers and suburbanites whom they see as legitimate targets, right? They’d rather slaughter every American who opposes the Deep State and WEF than lift a finger to stop the actual bad guys. That’s also why they’ve done their best to weed out Americanism in the ranks: to make sure the military will destroy the Constitution while saying they’re saving it. But if your idea of saving America involves the military killing other Americans and setting up Generalissimo Fred Schwartz as the new Dear Leader, it’s likely that nothing I can say will change your mind.

          • workingclasshero September 13, 2022 at 12:14 am #

            Secede too where? The Leftist are trying to slowly annihilate White bourgeoise European descendant Americans and people want to secede to state size nations with the same demographic that are destroying that culture. Compel THEM to secede and maybe win back the USA as our own with Marxists and their pet identity groupings moving to, for example, a leftist California/Oregon independent nation state or a deep south Black American nation state. We get the USA, our European ancestors built most of it and worked for it.

          • Not_GeorgeT September 13, 2022 at 4:30 pm #

            Secession has many forms.

            Realigning borders to create a few new states is a little, but not a lot, complex.

            The rural Northwest is an example. There are others, just takes creativity and a little planning.

        • Night Owl September 12, 2022 at 2:37 pm #

          I will never forget the day that CNN told me that when Trump hosted dignitaries at the White House, he would get two scoops of ice cream for dessert, and the guests would only get one.

          That is the kind of quality journalism that keeps one coming back, time after time.

          • cowbell81 September 12, 2022 at 2:57 pm #

            So true, we totally need more hard hitting reports about what kinds and flavor of puddings and Jello Biden enjoyed for dinner last night!

        • Rain Waters September 12, 2022 at 4:42 pm #

          Remember that people VOTED in Trump.

          • cowbell81 September 12, 2022 at 4:51 pm #

            Yes, and most likely the last true act of a legitimate vote or election we will ever see in this country in our lifetime.

            PTB will ensure the mistake of electing a Trump does not ever again occur legitimately.

          • MaryQueen September 15, 2022 at 10:02 pm #

            Are you 100% sure about that?

        • MaryQueen September 12, 2022 at 7:29 pm #

          Elections are fixed now which means voting is an exercise in futility. If they worked, they would have gotten rid of them by now.

      • Woodchuck September 12, 2022 at 12:00 pm #

        “Voting is an exercise in total futility. I will no longer waste my time casting a ballot for the lessor of two evils. I will seek out like minded people who are tired of bullshit and lies as I am. I am taking care of me and mine”

        In the Long Emergency I think you might still be voting. But just not for federal officials. You won’t be caring much about them because whatever they have to say won’t have much effect your actual situation, which will be a local one. You’ll be following closely your local and state officials like your sheriff, mayor, state rep, or governor. They will be the ones doing the hands on management of work that needs to be done in order for a semblance of civilized living to continue. You are riding a bicycle to work? Then you will want local bike trails and roads good for bike travel to be maintained and kept free of bandits.

        • justanotherguy September 14, 2022 at 12:24 am #

          in long emergency times, we will be voting by how we spend our time, and with whom, and by cooperating on a specific necessary effort.

          leaders that can draw people that way will not need to be voted in, and will last as long as they can avoid the temptation of corruption.

          in the absence of local warlords, of course.

    • Rowdypiglet September 12, 2022 at 11:17 am #

      I’m not at all sure that Rand Paul has had “everything needed to checkmate Fauci and put him behind bars for perjury.” If you mean everything in terms of proof, absolutely; we’ve all seen it. But so much of what is permitted to go on in this now lawless country is clearly illegal, the proof is there for all to see, and everyone who is paying the slightest attention is aware of it.

      But neither Rand Paul nor the rest of us has the power to implement the law if those who do simply refuse. This is of a piece with the many criminals who are arrested and whose crimes are openly committed in public, yet they’re released to do it again. We have everything needed to put them behind bars, yet it doesn’t happen.

      I think the idea that individual people who hold office can somehow overcome what is effectively a vast conspiracy with nearly unlimited power and money is not very realistic. Whatever you think of Mr. Trump, I suspect he learned this lesson early on. You can sign an executive order, but if people simply disregard it, what then?

      • Jarek September 12, 2022 at 12:42 pm #

        Wasn’t Rand trying to get Black criminals out of jail just like Trump actually did?

        Utter madness.

        • Night Owl September 12, 2022 at 2:38 pm #

          What about Micronesian criminals?

          Now that would be an outrage.

      • Blackbird September 12, 2022 at 3:02 pm #

        When a lowlife piece-of-shit like George Floyd is turned out back onto the streets again and again to continue his life of crime, why would a highlife piece-of-shit like Fauci face any consequences?

    • Paula D September 12, 2022 at 12:24 pm #

      Rand Paul doesn’t have the power to get the Deep State to arrest or convict anyone.
      It’s like King Canute ordering the tide to stop coming in.

      • Jarek September 12, 2022 at 12:44 pm #

        If Canute had been Russian, the tide would have stopped.

        You’re a stopped watch, on the right side for the first time in your life for purely mechanical reasons.

        • justanotherguy September 14, 2022 at 12:29 am #

          unnecessarily adhom reply there jurke. but worse, obscure, unfunny, and inapplicable.

          raise your standards, boy. if one is going to fake the pose of a public intellectual, one might need to get shiz polished.

    • TPTB-USA September 13, 2022 at 12:18 pm #

      What percent of the population realize that the system is being “gamed”?

      What percent of those that understand that the system is being “gamed”, realize the extent to which it is being “gamed”?

      At least the “verbal jousting theater on TV” is calling attention to the corruption. Other than armed conflict, what else would you suggest Rand Paul do?

      All this epitomizes the current state of affairs, where the population has arrived at the point where there is a failure to communicate. What happens when there is no possibility for reconciliation? Who is promoting the conflict? Who is at fault for the current state of affairs? What are the issues in order of importance?

  7. chopper September 12, 2022 at 9:57 am #

    “criminal misbehavior of the FBI” Come on Jim. We are way past anything that resembles misbehavior.

    • Beryl of Oyl September 12, 2022 at 10:37 am #

      It can’t be called misbehavior, when it is the only way they behave.

    • Not_GeorgeT September 12, 2022 at 11:06 am #

      I took it as a polite statement.

    • Walter B September 12, 2022 at 11:13 am #

      Absolutely, it is in your face outright sellout screw you, pay or die! JFK and RFK were right to fear the unholy matrimony of organized crime and government. Clearly this is where we are at.

      • Uncle Bob September 12, 2022 at 6:18 pm #

        They feared it, and look how they ended up. And their idiot brother did as he was told, and got th o live a long, debauched life. Sad.

        • justanotherguy September 14, 2022 at 12:30 am #

          that still chap-a-quiddicks my a$$.

    • Paula D September 12, 2022 at 12:32 pm #

      It’s better to call it “criminal misbehavior” than “a scandal”.

      Ever notice that the crimes of the rich are called “scandals” instead of crimes?

      Everything from drug abuse to bank theft to murder, it’s all just a ”scandal” when the wealthy do it.

      At least “criminal misbehavior” includes the word ”crime”.

    • Jarek September 12, 2022 at 12:46 pm #

      Yeah, like Lady Gaga singing to Bill Clinton about a “Bill Romance” – he loved it. Ain’t misbehavin’!

  8. Freddie September 12, 2022 at 9:57 am #

    Excellent article, Jim.

    Cutting the power to western Ukraine is a good start. And this winter will be a wake-up call for the EU. Addicts and psychos can only be induced to reverse course by hitting a wall…as they say in AA, by “hitting bottom”. The danger is that even AA acknowledges that to reverse course and attempt recovery after hitting bottom represents a “miracle”. It’s a miracle because an even worse outcome is always a distinct possibility; that being…..death, total destruction.

    • justanotherguy September 14, 2022 at 12:34 am #

      the bounce on this one hitting bottom might be the flashy and familiar 3 neutrons out for 1 in, fast runaway mode.

      word was one in three uniforms in the recent ukr advance had nato markings. nato all in is coming.

  9. Dr. Coyote September 12, 2022 at 10:03 am #

    A muddy, cold, meaningless war that leaves the West impoverished, exposed, and possibly radioactive? No, I really can’t think of any normal people who want that, but that is exactly what we’ll get if we push on this rope any harder.

    After twenty years of what started as – at least to first approximation – a meaningful, quick, decisive war, does the junta behind Biden really think the people of the U.S. are ready and enthusiastic for what appears from the outset to be a catastrophic quagmire? Does the administration really think they’ll get the usual wartime president boost out of this?

    They’re even bigger idiots than they seemed, so probably yes. As you said last Friday, “here it comes” – yep.

    • Woodchuck September 12, 2022 at 10:27 am #

      It seems that the USA is the most warlike country on the planet and has NOT been at war for a total time period of only 17 years since its founding. I’m getting this from a new post on Lew Rockwell’s site called “America’s War History”.

      In my youth the war issue of the time was about Vietnam. There was a tremendous amount of discussion on the subject everywhere while the war was going on. Demonstrations, student uprisings etc. After the war ended in total defeat and humiliation for the USA, nobody wanted to talk about it anymore. Certainly nobody in government wished to discuss anything at all as to *why* we failed. If you cannot learn from your mistakes you’ll be doomed to repeat them forever.

      Not once did the general population of the US examine itself and ask itself how the nation could have been fooled into senselessly and criminally killing millions of people overseas in southeast Asia. For what? Exactly for what reason did almost 60,000 of some of our strongest and healthiest Americans die in Vietnam.

      Instead of getting answers to those questions we instead (myself and my peers) went disco dancing, getting laid, and snorting coke. We killed vast numbers of people in Asia for no good reason? Who cares!! It’s time to party! Time to go crusin’

      • Beryl of Oyl September 12, 2022 at 10:42 am #

        I’ve mentioned this before, but that war did damage to the black “community” that nobody talks about.

        The trend of blacks marrying at a lower rate coincided with a war that took out just enough of the marriageable black men.

        • malthuss September 12, 2022 at 11:11 am #

          no it was LBJs fault.

          • elysianfield September 12, 2022 at 11:29 am #

            Beryl, Malthuss,
            You might consider that it WAS LBJ’s fault. Not the Vietnam War, but rather the War on Poverty.

            Black cuture might not have been matriarchal before transfer payments, but it certainly became so afterwards.

          • Beryl of Oyl September 12, 2022 at 12:09 pm #

            Elysian, it was both. Black women of a certain generation had slim pickin’s when it came to husbands.

          • Jarek September 12, 2022 at 1:00 pm #

            Black men in the Men’s Rights Community talk about being thrown out by their women so that they can get more welfare.

            In any case, marriage was always weaker among them, even back in Africa. The nuclear family is weak, but the clan is strong. We can learn from them in this.

          • MaryQueen September 12, 2022 at 11:53 pm #

            How can you condemn feminism and other groups but defend MRAs?


          • Jarek September 13, 2022 at 12:02 pm #

            In other words, men don’t have any rights.

            Fuck you.

          • MaryQueen September 13, 2022 at 8:46 pm #

            Ooooh testy.

            *Rent free livin’*

          • justanotherguy September 14, 2022 at 12:39 am #

            once again, the enviable community builder kuoweenmary, with a cutting, helpful, insightful, enlightening, highly self aware, open minded…

            one note reply.

          • Jarek September 15, 2022 at 2:47 am #

            Yes, you’re a grifter of sorts and of course a dumb cunt.

          • MaryQueen September 15, 2022 at 5:56 pm #

            I broke Jarek’s brain.

            And I’m loving it.

        • Mac September 12, 2022 at 2:30 pm #

          Beryl- Why marry a black man when you can marry Uncle Sam?

          • cowbell81 September 12, 2022 at 2:56 pm #

            Was shopping this weekend and saw a rather attractive young girl at the register with her Black man. Too bad, it just broke my heart, knowing that we lost another one. I guess if the Black ladies don’t want them the young White ones will pick up the slack.

          • MaryQueen September 12, 2022 at 7:34 pm #

            “we lost another one.”

            Just, wow.

          • justanotherguy September 14, 2022 at 12:41 am #

            don’t think he meant you… that ship sailed a while ago, right?

          • Anthea September 15, 2022 at 1:03 pm #

            @ Mac:

            Part of the preference for Uncle Sam over a black man, on the part of black women is this: Who in their right mind would marry a black man? I think their deficiencies as life partners has often been covered in this forum: poor impulse control, low IQ, inability to defer gratification, propensity to violence, substance abuse proclivities, a culture that denigrates women as ho’s, etc. Plus they probably don’t have a job and can’t hold a job, and in cases where they can and do, their income is unlikely to be spent to provide for the family. (That’s the women’s job, right?)

            Life on welfare and food stamps is a life of poverty. If a life on welfare looks better to a woman than life with you, you are a pretty poor specimen of a man.

      • steppingup September 12, 2022 at 10:47 am #

        Same reason we always go to war, it’s always is and will always be about the money…..

        • Woodchuck September 12, 2022 at 11:04 am #

          Oh my! Oh my! How can you be so cynical and unpatriotic? We fought our most horrifying war in order to end the institution of slavery. Really? The Northern US was *that* desperate to end an institution that wasn’t even going on inside their own boundaries?

          We fought WWI in order to keep the world “safe for democracy”. Really? Next, ok, we fought WWII to save the world from Hitler (possibly our only war that made any sense).

          We destroyed a considerable part of Vietnam because of the “domino theory”. Our wars always get started from the most idiotic of lame theories, false flag attacks, newspaper yellow journalism, etc. A group of people in our government have a “theory”, like the domino theory. And when the get a “theory” well in hand, it’s time to go to war. Just like they apparently had a “theory” that Saddam had weapons of mass destruction. That’s all it takes for us to go to war. Just give us a “theory” and we’re off to the races.

          Our military will all be coming back home after we’re completely bankrupt and the rest of the world has moved on and left us behind. We’ll be left stranded on our island just as Napoleon ended up stranded on his. The rest of Europe got weary of Napoleon’s “theories”.

          • spaingaroo September 12, 2022 at 6:16 pm #

            why did you add that (possibly our only war that made any sense)?
            You know better than Patton ¿no?
            “We defeated the wrong enemy”
            General George S Patton 1945

          • justanotherguy September 14, 2022 at 12:44 am #

            that’s some powerful sophomore history right there.

            all wars are banker wars. keep it simple. the monsters doing all this are not acting according to citizen’s will or aspirations.

        • JohnAZ September 12, 2022 at 11:16 am #

          More than that, it is the Military Industrial Complex getting its share of the money pie. Since WW2. Eisenhower knew and warned us.

          To no avail.

          • Blackbird September 12, 2022 at 3:09 pm #

            Eisenhower knew, enabled the take over of the US government by the Military Industrial Complex, and then pretended to warn us.

        • Jarek September 12, 2022 at 1:02 pm #

          Woody: The Yankees kept selling Black slaves even after the war ended.

          Did you inhale?

          • Woodchuck September 12, 2022 at 2:52 pm #

            inhaling or not is irrelevant. Yeah, the Yankees were selling slaves after the war ended because they didn’t care about slavery one way or the other. The hysteria was all about the sacredness and total necessity of the existence of the “union”.

            Who knows, maybe Lincoln was into wierd spiritual stuff, after all, he and Mary had sceances in the White House hoping to get their dead son to appear. Lincoln was concerned about “mystic cords” and such things. You know, mystic stuff! We fought the Battle of Gettysburg to keep our “mystic cords of memory” all tied up in one place. It was vital for us to secede from King George, but NOT ok for the South to do the same. That’s cause we didn’t have the proper mystic cords in that situation.

          • Woodchuck September 12, 2022 at 2:53 pm #

            Really, my comment is awaiting moderation? Just who the hell is moderating this place beside JHK?

          • Jarek September 12, 2022 at 11:49 pm #

            Chords not cords. You’re being impertinent.

          • justanotherguy September 14, 2022 at 1:00 am #

            chords – music, cords – binding. be hard pressed to use a metaphor with intend and have it fail so precisely by mis-wording it to reach the opposite meaning…

            apparently inhaled while sitting down at the keyboard just then.

            lincoln drew the short straw for the inevitable denouement that was justified for sake of the price of cotton. a lose – lose, and killed before he could possibly undo the inevitable damage done to the founder’s republic – an insoluble problem.

            banker’s armies win either way.

            they knew he knew, because he chose debt free greenbacks – not borrowed into existence with debt chains like fed bux.

      • Walter B September 12, 2022 at 11:15 am #

        And Mommy and Daddy send their children off to be ground into hamburger without a care in the world. Damn.

        • MaryQueen September 12, 2022 at 7:36 pm #

          And if they stay home, they may be sterilized by vaxx or trans.

          • justanotherguy September 14, 2022 at 1:01 am #

            or just as bad, learn envy and misery with feminist indoctrination.

          • MaryQueen September 15, 2022 at 10:34 pm #

            Yes, that horrible radical feminist ‘indoctrination’ which doesn’t exist in any institutions or schools. But you’re too stupid to know the difference between 3d wave feminism and 2d & 4th.

            4th wave feminism is very pro-motherhood, family unit, etc. which is why it fights the TRA so vehemently. Maybe shut your ignorant pie-hole since you don’t have a clue?

          • justanotherguy September 18, 2022 at 10:29 pm #

            rent free for me now, genius

      • Jarek September 12, 2022 at 1:03 pm #

        Yup. Just look at Afghanistan debacle.

      • Uncle Bob September 12, 2022 at 6:28 pm #

        From what I understand, Vietnam was fought so The Company could take over the Asian drug trade, to allow American businesses to have access to certain rare minerals, and ultimately to get them involved in the global commercial web. So, everything from clothes to model trains to kitchen wares are being made in Vietnam.

        • Paula D September 12, 2022 at 7:14 pm #

          As I understand it, the Company was allied with the Kuomintang drug runners even before they were named the CIA.
          (They were also allied with Mafia drug runners during WW2).

          There was a military flyover here a few years ago, honoring some local dude who crashed his plane in Burma in 1940.

          I pointed out that he was most likely running guns and drugs and lost a friend over it.

          • justanotherguy September 14, 2022 at 1:03 am #

            the mafia was nearly done before ww2, but was stood up by the company again. proved to be a useful tool, no doubt…

          • justanotherguy September 14, 2022 at 1:08 am #

            btw, was the 1940 crash in burma part of or complementary to the flying tigers? that was apparently getting our marks clearly on the ‘against japan’ side.

            helpful but certainly not provocative… /s

            you have a keen mind, pd, but patriots, even poorly informed, are better friends than enemies. i doubt you’re a leftist, but might have come across that way.

    • SW September 12, 2022 at 10:35 am #

      The junta behind Biden does not care if the people of the US are ready OR enthusiastic for yet another quagmire anymore than Trudeau cared if the truckers were within their rights to protest. Or if there was any reason whatsoever for keeping the schools closed, pushing vaccines on toddlers or forcing a war in Ukraine or pretending the Capital was in grave danger on January 6th or — the list is too long to state them all.

      • JohnAZ September 12, 2022 at 11:19 am #


        The Deep State no longer belongs to the people of America. They are a separate group fighting us for their survival. How? By controlling Money and capital.

        • justanotherguy September 14, 2022 at 1:10 am #

          the deep state was on the side of america at one time? that ship sailed soon after cw1, i think.

  10. Beryl of Oyl September 12, 2022 at 10:18 am #

    I wonder if the Albany Times Union would publish this piece as an op-ed?

    What am I saying?

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    • SW September 12, 2022 at 10:47 am #

      Maybe no. But they’ll gladly trumpet Zelensky’s open invitation to crooks to pillage his nation and he rings the bell (virtually) on Wall Street just like the eager puppet he is.

      • Beryl of Oyl September 12, 2022 at 11:15 am #

        They never even bother to ask, where is he getting all this? Who is advising him, and how do they know?

        • justanotherguy September 14, 2022 at 1:11 am #

          given how easily they lie, and how useful to their racket, why would they even care to investigate ukr z-boy…

    • Uncle Bob September 12, 2022 at 6:35 pm #

      Only if there’s an angle exposing stupidity and corruption by politicians or bureaucrats. And even then, they’d want to protect the Democrats as much as possible.

    • RelativeGuise September 15, 2022 at 4:10 pm #

      don’t say “smart”

  11. BackRowHeckler September 12, 2022 at 10:21 am #

    Jim, good to see you comment on events in Ukraine. Scanning news reports in western media this morning, every outlet is proclaiming the Ukrainian offensive in Donbas is resulting in a great military victory over Russia. The Atlantic even has a lead article on how (we) should handle Russia after Russia surrenders, and how quickly Nuremburg style war crimes trials could be set up at the Hague.

    Speaking of boundaries, as I type this a TV news segment is running about a ‘Gender Neutral’ fashion show that took place somewhere in the state this weekend, with video of pasty, emaciated soyboys swishing down the runway wearing women’s clothing, looking fab.

    • JohnAZ September 12, 2022 at 10:37 am #

      Nuremberg war trials?

      I guess the Russians will just line up and be marched into Germany to stand trial.

      Besides, if war crimes are being committed, who is keeping the tally sheet of who is doing them?

      How the heck are we going to get the media in this country to STFU? They are worthless, no dangerous to the future of this country.

      JHK has presented, I hope, a true representation of what is really going on in Ukraine. IMHO, anything that knocks Biden’s Mob on its ass is a good thing, along with the entirety of the WEF.

      This madness must end.

      • Not_GeorgeT September 12, 2022 at 11:13 am #

        I believe the Russian Federation has the tally sheet in the form of the treasure trove of information they acquired when they chose to capture instead of just destroy the bioweapons labs during their Special Military Operation in the Ukraine region.

        • Paula D September 12, 2022 at 12:38 pm #

          Yep, they have the info on the bioweapon labs, plus the MoD announced that they have proof that the US is behind not just the original release of SARS 2, but the “variants” released since then. Since the Mighty Wurlitzer has spent the last 2 1/2 years trumpeting that Scary Virus, you would think that that information would make a dent in the msm “news”. (Of course, it hasn’t).

          They also have the video evidence that the idiot Ukie nazis released of them torturing and murdering Russia POWs.

          Of course there will be no justice coming from “the Hague”, which is part of the western alliance of crooks and criminals that they like to call “the international community”.

          • Jarek September 12, 2022 at 1:05 pm #

            Don’t say the Hague, say the Hag.

        • justanotherguy September 14, 2022 at 1:18 am #

          the ukr offensive is a bust.

          russia managed a tactical retreat that gave ukr territory and the ability to torture the russian speakers remaining. 3000 sq km, at a cost of ~3000 ukr military and virtually no russian men or materiel lost.

          ukr military throws out a big pitch late in the game, a flash in the pan, like the germans at the end of 1944. delaying the inevitable outcome.

          wonder if all the ukr lapel pin libs here really want this fought to the blood of the last ukranian?

          at least z will have a good payday, maybe buy a maga yacht or something. real playa.

  12. Ron Anselmo September 12, 2022 at 10:21 am #

    Morning Jim – excellent as always. Thanks, as always.

    Watch Kharviv, Ukraine’s second largest city @ 1.4 million people, without power – it’ll pay to watch & learn – coming to neighborhoods near us soon.

    Also, notice the number of steel mills in the EU shut down due to lack of energy. Ah, who needs steel? Answer: Any industrialized economy. Get ready for the post-industrial society you’ve painted in THMBH. It’s coming, as is winter.

    Hang tough – that’s all we can do.

    • Socrates-Detroit September 12, 2022 at 10:29 am #

      This is such a brilliant column on so many levels.

      Perhaps, to paraphrase, never have so many issues of so much import been covered with so few words.

      • justanotherguy September 14, 2022 at 1:20 am #

        and been so completely ignored or denied by the legacy media. american pravda as ron unz says.

    • Ron Anselmo September 12, 2022 at 11:02 am #

      *TWMBH* – I’m all THUMBS this morning.

  13. Alfred September 12, 2022 at 10:22 am #

    how much does Russia have to disrupt life in the rest of Ukraine outside the Donbas to drive the US and NATO into serious peace talks?

    Not much. A depressed teenager with an AR-15 brought America to it’s knees…

    Kinda makes me wonder what everybody’s thinking. Wanton mass destruction of global thinker’s minds. Replaced by elocutions of scripted mass delusions, composed and resurrected for usage in these times. How thinly veiled their motives to which they are devoted. They set about so blissfully the spinning of their lies. Friends and dearest family all gather round the tee-vee and offer up so willingly their hears, their souls, their lives…

    Think I’ll let you leave me left behind.

    When all of this is over, I hope you will remember, the choices we accepted, of yours and ours and mine. If made with the same ignorance of those who take our fingerprints I dread the day when these events no longer stay behind.

    Think I’ll let you leave me left behind.

    Does anybody ponder, the fruits these seeds we’re sewing? We see before us growing? How bad it’s taste with time? No, you go on without me. I think I know completely, what’s happening inside your skull is yet another sign.

    Think I’ll let you leave me left behind.


    • messianicdruid September 12, 2022 at 12:40 pm #

      The rapture of the wicked will be shocking.

  14. lizharmon September 12, 2022 at 10:27 am #

    The sanctions are a total failure. We have pushed the Global South into Russia and China’s arms. We are in the process of destroying Europe. Of course, Europe is not without fault in this. They elected their leaders, after all, and it has been obvious for well over a decade what they are. Canada continues to crumble. And yes, the vaunted Ukrainian offensive looks like a trap. America is the new Great Britain. Best thing now would be for Alberta to leave the Confederation and be joined by Saskatechewan, Montana and the Dakotas. I’d emigrate tomorrow.

    • Jarek September 12, 2022 at 1:07 pm #

      I nominate OG for President.

      • cowbell81 September 12, 2022 at 2:52 pm #

        And MaryQueen can be his running mate…..lol

      • cowbell81 September 12, 2022 at 2:53 pm #

        And MQ can be his running mate….lol

        (original post stuck in moderation for some reason!?!? maybe because I mention “q-u-e-e-n???)

        • Blackbird September 12, 2022 at 3:13 pm #


          • Blackbird September 12, 2022 at 3:13 pm #


            Nope, probably not that…

          • MaryQueen September 12, 2022 at 9:16 pm #

            You called, m’lord?

        • spaingaroo September 12, 2022 at 6:22 pm #

          normally it seems to be links with the the http part that stop the comments in moderation, but there may be a blacklist too

          • spaingaroo September 12, 2022 at 6:23 pm #

            or a list of color perhaps

  15. dplainview September 12, 2022 at 10:29 am #


    “If the conservative opposition seizes majority control of the US House of Representatives on November 8, all the US players in this coup will be called to testify.”

    UniParty Reality Better:

    “SHOULD the conservative opposition seizes majority control of the US House of Representatives on November 8, all the US players in this coup MAY be called to testify.”

    Hope is the last to die.

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    • JohnAZ September 12, 2022 at 10:42 am #

      The first people that need to be discharged are McCarthy and McConnell. Their political graves are required before a non Deep State situation can occur. RINOs are enemy number one to the conservative wing.

  16. steppingup September 12, 2022 at 10:30 am #

    The perps as you call them will never be touched. Besides, there is only one perp, or family as the case may be. Whoever controls the money controls the energy, environment, food and drugs. And only one family controls all the money, and it sure as hell aint the Biden’s, Bushes, Clintons, Obamas, Cheney’s or Kissinger. It is either the Rothschilds or
    “I care not what puppet is placed on the throne of England to rule the Empire. The man who controls Britain’s money supply controls the British Empire and I control the British money supply.” – Nathan Mayer Rothschild. Now they own the Federal Reserve…..
    Its tough finding anything on the Paysers, don’t know if that is the correct spelling even. Daniel Payser as far as I researched was the son of Marie Antionette and king Loui and was brought to the us right as the French revolution kicked off. how much wealth he brought with him only my hair dresser knows for sure.
    Then there is the Wallenberg’s. Regardless, it sure as hell isn’t some lowlife lefty running things and that is for sure.

    • JohnAZ September 12, 2022 at 10:46 am #

      Think Mob. Think of all the national mobs coming together to form a globalist mob. Think of so much influence that they can create a Biden nightmare here and a porous border everywhere in the world to allow the destruction of all mores and folkways. The illicit trades are financing the globalist debt.

      • justanotherguy September 14, 2022 at 1:25 am #

        they are together now of necessity, but they manifest all the evil that makes civil life impossible, and it will cause them to turn on each other on the eve of their victory.

        God wins.

    • Not_GeorgeT September 12, 2022 at 11:24 am #

      Payseurs run under radar better.

      • niner September 12, 2022 at 7:22 pm #

        I have to think that this Temple Fortress is related to those bloodlines.

        Read the art.

        It will chill your heart.

        youtube.com/watch?v=FHa7DBbOxZg ;

        Templar Commandery Peyrassol House of the Sun, weird Statues & chased by guys with sledge hammers

    • Jarek September 12, 2022 at 1:11 pm #

      It’s said that the last King of France died in torment, being kept naked in a cold, dark room and forced to sing dirty songs about his parents, King Louie and Marie Antionette.

      The heart was saved as a relic and passed down generation to generation.

  17. MelvinHashbrown September 12, 2022 at 10:39 am #

    Jim sounds afraid his stream of income is about to dry up. It’ll be interesting to see what happens to all the Russian propaganda spewers once Daddy Vlad is dead.

    • Beryl of Oyl September 12, 2022 at 10:45 am #

      Thanks for confirming that he is right over the target.

    • JohnAZ September 12, 2022 at 10:48 am #

      I will bet you thought VietNam, Iraq and Afghanistan were holy wars. Did you want LBJ, Bush 2 dead also?

    • BackRowHeckler September 12, 2022 at 12:17 pm #

      The guy replacing ‘Daddy Vlad’ might be a bigger nationalist & buster of balls than Putin himself is. Haha what a surprise that’ll be, huh?

    • Paula D September 12, 2022 at 12:41 pm #

      Wow, even CFN has been assigned its own troll.

      They are running scared that the population is starting to reject their bullshit.

    • Anthea September 12, 2022 at 1:26 pm #

      Kind of sounds to me like you’re afraid the stream of income flowing to the MIC, Zelensky, and the Bidens & Co. is about to dry up. Doubtless you in a position in which such a drought would have a negative impact on your own stream of income, due to your being a beneficiary of the machinery of government in some capacity.

    • Night Owl September 12, 2022 at 2:42 pm #

      Is Carghoul back?

      Please, please, please …

    • spaingaroo September 12, 2022 at 6:24 pm #

      like those that talk about the antivax industry, haha indeed

  18. Beryl of Oyl September 12, 2022 at 10:49 am #

    I thought I was going to have to go to Walmart today, but it got worse. I now have to go to the airport.

    I was just reading a 9/11 article laast night that reminded me of all the security theater that was put in place, and remains in place, which makes traveling to the airport such a major PITA instead of a minor inconvenience.

    Republicans did that, and then the Obama administration made it worse.

    These are the people who are going to stop this totalitarian takeover?

    • JohnAZ September 12, 2022 at 11:29 am #

      The Patriot Act is one of the Bush W items that shows how much he and Cheney were in the Deep State.

      Iraq AND Afghanistan, how many presidents can get us into two wars.

      BTW, did everyone see the twitter picture of building 7 and its explosions? Any one got an explanation for those explosions?

      I swear, if all the dirty tricks by this government were exposed, the very necessary revolution would occur. Since JFK!

      If you watched Thirteen Days in May, you will remember that JFK spent much effort trying to keep the MIC from going to war against Russia during the Cuban missile crisis.

      I think that was the movie title, anyway.

      • spaingaroo September 12, 2022 at 6:27 pm #

        do you have a link for that twitter picture?
        I tried searching, but you know how that goes these days.

        • Paula D September 12, 2022 at 7:17 pm #

          I’ll try spaingaroo, but sometimes when I link to a Twitter photo it shows up as the account instead.


      • DaveO907 September 13, 2022 at 12:38 am #

        Biden (his handlers/operatives) wrote the Patriot Act back in the mid-90s. The Duopoly is well organized in their service to the Owners.
        There was a movie called “Seven Days in May” that referenced a military coup in the U.S. if I recall correctly. Burt Lancaster was the lead actor.
        Regarding JFK’s attempts to cool the situation down during the Cuban Missile crisis, Gen Curtis LeMay was the supreme loudmouth trying to launch all of our nukes. He also refused to put out his cigar while present at JFK’s Bethesda “autopsy,” in fact,, he was grinning all the way through it.
        November 22, 1963. The Day the USA died.

  19. Beryl of Oyl September 12, 2022 at 10:58 am #

    Off topic, or rather on topic for Friday’s piece-

    Queen Elizabeth’s death, yes I do morn, and I want to mourn with all the ceremony, pomp and dignity one former empire can muster.

    If you have ever sat across the table from a loved one, and heard him talk about his days in France, in a forest, in a tank, in a goddam TANK, it may give you some clue as to why I mourn.

    I’m not just mourning my people, or a generation. We are closing the books on World War Two. The people who fought it are to be relegated to the dustbin of history, and how long before we see them treated like we see our civil war dead treated?

    Western civilization will not be the same.

    Are there any heads of state remaining, who experienced that war firsthand?

    • Rowdypiglet September 12, 2022 at 11:38 am #

      Yes, Beryl, Elizabeth’s death is the end of the old world and soon few people will know what it was and what we have lost. That’s probably the worst thing, that the fake past they’ve created out of whole cloth will replace the world that once was, and no one will be able to call it up even in imagination. I mourn too, for all that we have lost which was somehow embodied in one person who was at the heart of it, who lived it, and who remembered.

      • Rain Waters September 12, 2022 at 5:29 pm #

        Theres new kids in town. Some call it gen Z, I prefer Omegas.

        Watched 18 yo Jackson Goldstone and Remco Evenepoel assume full spectrum domination of cycling literally hours after her royal departure. Coincidence of the week.

        Indeed, times suddenly change.

        Shes Gone

    • BackRowHeckler September 12, 2022 at 12:14 pm #

      Canadian author Stephen O’Shea makes that point in his book ‘Back to the Front’, written in the 1990s, walking WW1 battlefields in France & Belgium where hundreds of thousands of lives were lost 1914-1918, and visiting war monuments to the dead that sit abandoned and unvisited (as he notes the Viet Nam War Memorial will be by 2050)

      • Jarek September 12, 2022 at 1:15 pm #

        No one bothers to keep up the memorials in Ireland to those stupid enough to have died for the British Empire. Fighting for one’s enemy is stupid. It’s like White guys joining the American armed forces at this point.

        • cowbell81 September 12, 2022 at 2:50 pm #

          Every time I see the US Army recruiting stations, it is always “manned” by young Black thugs, or women of questionable virtue.

  20. Beryl of Oyl September 12, 2022 at 11:03 am #

    Another O/T remark.

    No, Diana’s riding instructor did not father Harry. The two did not meet until after Harry was born.

    This is the Viscount Althorp, Harry’s first cousin on his mother’s side.

    Giant gingers run in Diana’s family.


    It’s occurre to me that Harry single-handedly elevated the statusof gingers worldwide, and then sank it again.

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    • Rowdypiglet September 12, 2022 at 11:41 am #

      He was charming as a young man, because you feel indulgent toward those adolescent qualities in someone who actually is an adolescent. But he grew into a weak, pathetic man who seems now to be no more than a spokesperson for the voracious woman who controls him.

      • Jarek September 12, 2022 at 1:17 pm #

        Yes, he had many fine qualities, but alas, the death of Diana might have a giant hole in his psyche that Me Gain saw and exploited.

  21. mitchellc September 12, 2022 at 11:11 am #

    WalterB: “our host’s theory that we are running out of crude”.

    I really enjoy your posts; good insight and commentary.

    Now, imagine how much more compressive and encompassing they could really be if you were better informed about resource scarcity.

    I would suggest exploring the why Hawaii was annexed (coaling station for pacific fleet), originations of BP and Shell, GBs first major offensive in WW1 (Basra, not the Western front), supply worries during the 20s, the motivations behind Stalingrad and Pearl, MIC studies during the 50s (Hubbert), the inception of the nuclear Navy, and of course publication of limits to growth, carter’s warnings and the iniation of kissinger’s WEF.

    What you’ll discover is that all global events for at least 130 years have been over control of the globes fossil fuels. That means the #1 priority and focus of both public and foreign policy of every UN security council member nation.

    Jim probably knew all of this, especially Club of rome, and aa an excellent writer realized there was a good market for describing the effects on a comatose populace.

    However, the mistake he, I, and many others made was realizing just how far down the path our so called ‘republics’ were in establishing plans to handle the very real fallout resulting from our collective appointment with destiny.

    It doesn’t matter when it all comes together, it only matters when you finally shed all the truth avoidance, denial, bargaining (oh, then we will ride e-bikes), anger, sadness, whatever, and finally accept that these mother f’ers are way way ahead of everyone, and what’s more, have every intention of staying on top.

    That’s when it all finally makes absolute perfect sense, and allows you to finally observe& note the various broad scale strategic plans and associated tactical steps sifted from the daily news (or, evident from their suppression).

    This is the point where it can actually become a bit entertaining, because you can now yell out, like Patton, “you magnificent bastard, I read your book!”

    • Night Owl September 12, 2022 at 11:50 am #

      “What you’ll discover is that all global events for at least 130 years have been over control of the globes fossil fuels. That means the #1 priority and focus of both public and foreign policy of every UN security council member nation.”

      The history of mankind is largely a battle over resources.

      That said, there is no hard evidence that we are at the end of fossil fuels, and we have only just begun to tap alternatives.

      Your head is so far up your own arse that even obvious points such as these escape you.

      • Beryl of Oyl September 12, 2022 at 12:23 pm #

        The cost of obtaining the fossil fuels is a factor.

      • Woodchuck September 12, 2022 at 12:23 pm #

        There is plenty of hard evidence that we’ve blown through most of all the easy to get oil in the USA. Most of the low hanging fruit has been picked. The remainder takes very high tech and energy intensive inputs to pump out. It might remain in the ground a lot longer because supply chain disruptions remove from the market a key component of the fracking process.

        We will not be picking *all* the rest of the high hanging fruit on the fossil fuel tree, only a portion of it. And a lot of what is left should be reserved for our descendents. They will be furious with us if we pig everything up, leaving them with barely enough just to run rototillers, mopeds, mowers, and back porch washing machines. I wouldn’t blame any of our descendents if sometime in the future they stop maintaining our graves entirely. Instead they choose to disturb our rest by digging us up, tossing us in landfills, and trashing us like we trashed them.

        About that high hanging “ff fruit” we think we’re all entitled to. Continuing the analogy, let’s say you have a big orchard and your workers have all the stuff bagged that’s within reach of a worker on a step ladder. For the rest, the grower needs what’s commonly called a “cherry picker”. A machine made using fossil fuels as well as one that runs on fossil fuel. The machine becomes useless for picking because the resources aren’t there to run it. You pick the rest by hand somehow or fuggedabout it. If it turns out that you must pay your workers the same amount of money you get from selling the fruit, and leaving nothing for you – well – you will have no incentive outside of philanthropy to harvest any of the rest of the crop.

        • Jarek September 12, 2022 at 1:20 pm #

          The answer comes form India: monkeys on leashes. There are glyphs from Ancient Egypt that show baboons working in the fields…..

          Apes together, strong!

          Will Night Owl ever become an Ape or will he always be an App? Better an App than an Apu of course.

        • Night Owl September 12, 2022 at 2:48 pm #

          The folks telling me I will own nothing and be happy are the same folks telling me that mother earth is all out of fuel and that she is being crushed under the weight of all da peoplez — you know the “useless eaters.”

          Forgive me if I am no longer able to accept such ideas.

          • Anthea September 13, 2022 at 9:27 am #

            @ Night Owl:

            I share your skepticism. As with most everything else, it is pointless to discuss “over-population” without first defining the term. Is a country over-populated if its territorial basis is inadequate to feed its population through the country’s own agricultural production? What if this same country is immensely productive in other ways, such as manufacturing? What if it has significant mineral wealth or fossil-fuel wealth? In the latter cases, such a country will be able to feed its population through trade, which will allow it to import food from agriculturally rich countries.

            Is a country over-populated because its cities are crowded up, and there is no urban infrastructure for public sanitation (like water and sewer)? And is the infrastructure absent because its cities are not productive enough to capitalize such projects?

            Are the people in these “over-populated” countries poor because the people’s real productivity–whether of agriculture or other kinds–is inadequate to provide for them? Or is it because most of the country’s production is being skimmed off (or stolen) by its elites?

            One of Henry George’s memorable sayings was that whenever a new mouth to feed is born, it is also born with two hands.

            There are also large areas of the world that are not over-populated, and some that are under-populated. Russia, for example, is under-populated. It’s a pretty big place, accounting for quite a lot of the earth’s total land mass. Its resources–of all kinds–are immense.

            The US is not over-populated. Mexico is not over-populated, nor is Canada.

            Most of the earth’s poverty occurs because most of the people’s labor products are stolen from the by the elites. In other cases, people are unproductive because they are literally not ALLOWED to work without permission from the State.

          • Anthea September 13, 2022 at 9:49 am #

            @ Night Owl:

            Re the depletion of fossil fuels, there is a lot of conflicting information, so it’s hard to know whether this is a serioius problem or not. Russia apparently has plenty. Some say that the US has plenty, if the government would allow our oil fields to be exploited. We also have plenty of coal. Karl Denninger has pointed out repeatedly that nuclear power provided by thorium reactors would be both super-abundant and relatively safe. (Re-processing the fuel rods–made illegal by–I think it was–Carter–would render the spent fuel (relatively) harmless. Spent fuel would only need to be safely sequestered for about 100 years–which is managable. Thorium reactors could be powered by coal.

            So I don’t think that the lack of energy resources is an issue at all.

            Yet the decision has been made in high places that the earth’s human population should be greatly reduced, for reasons of both “over-population” and energy scarcity. Other decisions–ones that would support the earth’s peoples in a high degree of comfort and prosperity–could have been chosen.

          • Woodchuck September 13, 2022 at 10:37 am #

            I’ve known people, even stayed in their homes sometimes, who were still living a rather primitive hillbilly/poor southern white lifestyle. A lifestyle using very little fossil fuel inputs. A four room unpainted shack, no indoor plumbing, and with a traditional outhouse out back. Someone in their household each morning goes out early to a water source, either to a well or a spring, and fill up some buckets and carry water back to the home. If its beyond reasonable walking distance or a lot of water is needed for washing clothing or bathing something with wheels on it is used for hauling water.

            Want hot water for washing clothing? No problem, there’s a big black cast iron cauldron looking thing in the back yard, with a pile of big chunks of coal next to it. Maybe make 30 gallons of hot water if you wish. There’s no electric washing machine, instead in the back yard is a 30’s model Maytag washing machine powered by a small gasoline engine. It has a foot pedal you stomp on to start it. There’s a big garden in the back yard.

            This lifestyle has all but dissappeared now, the fading away started in the early 60’s but the memories are still there. Some of the happiest and funniest people I ever met and worked with lived in what today we’d consider unacceptable poverty. It would be a very low fossil fuel powered lifestyle. We’d be riding our high horses and virtue signaling about these “poor people”. Yet the way I remember from hanging out with them, most had joy, very strong family relationships, a lot of adventures, and a great sense of humor. The older ones had lots of stories to tell. I might have been a child, but I could tell that many of the people in my much more affluent part of town seemed to be depressed, withdrawn, and having silly soap opera type problems that I didn’t see going on in the “poor” parts of town or out in the rural areas.

            In my opinion, living a sustainable and very low fossil fuel input lifestyle is more *real* and interesting in some ways than is the lifestyle everyone seems to think they *must* have right now. It could be that a high energy use lifestyle eventually leads to delusional thinking and mental illness. Thus national breakdowns are inevitable anyway – peak oil or no peak oil. A house divided against itself cannot stand, but neither can a house full of crazy people.

            My two cents and worth every penny.

          • Jarek September 13, 2022 at 12:07 pm #

            Nothing cuts the chords as efficiently as inter-racial families. Thus you are in favor of it since you hate real nations.

          • TPTB-USA September 13, 2022 at 2:33 pm #

            Anthea, I have a friend whose philosophy about life seems to align with many of the issues you are writing about, as well as the WEF “Great Reset” promotion.

            I am trying to get my mind around his justification for his position on many issues.

            A common denominator for justification on many issues seems to be that he doesn’t believe in human nature. I’m thinking that this is pretty convenient, in that my position is that if human nature doesn’t exist, humans would not exist.

            The WEF “Great Reset” depends on integration and unity (“Every country, from the United States to China, must
            participate …”). He can’t conceive that people that are “wired differently” would go mad in a one-size-fits-all pigeon-hole lifestyle. Perhaps Xi’s “re-education program” resolves that detail. To me, it is front and center every day at the bird feeder, where basically “birds of a feather flock together”.

            The biggest issue I have with a WEF “Great Reset” type of format for life is: how does one control the management, and insure that it does not get into the wrong hands? All one has to do is view the current state of affairs in the US to realize that the program would be a setup for failure.

            How come the Bernie Sanders of the world don’t build their model society? I forgot, everyone has to participate,
            otherwise it won’t work.

            Is this what Harvard and Yale are pooping out these days?

            Perhaps a reduced population is necessary in order to resolve the issues?

          • Anthea September 14, 2022 at 9:56 am #

            @ Woodchuck:

            Your portrait of “poor Southern whites” raises the question of the nature of human happiness. What does make people happy?

            Mostly, people are made happy by strong human relationships, self-determination, health and vigor, and the knowledge that they have worth. They know that have worth because their work provides very directly for the comforts and needs of those who are dear to them.

            Modern lifestyles are not conducive to any of these things. Probably the most damaging is the lack of self-determination. One must go begging, hat-in-hand, to a prospective employer in hopes of getting “a job.” Where there is self-determination, if you want a house you can build it; if you want food you can grow it; if you want water you can go down to the spring and get it.

            I have always enjoyed the “Earth’s Children” series of books (“Clan of the Cave Bear,” etc.). I could be perfectly happy living in a cave, or in one of the other types of stone-age shelters described in the series. If such a life appears to most modern people to be too physically demanding, I think this is probably because modern humans have been deprived of health and vigor by modern lifestyles and (mainly) modern diets. People in my parents’ generation (born in the teens and 20s of the last century) were FAR more vigorous than their children in the boomer generation–and the boomer generation was quite a bit more vigorous than more recent generations. (The high school boys in the boomer generation got in shape for football season by bucking hay in the heat of summer.)

            Long story short: People are not made happy by a 3,000 square foot house, a hot shower every day, and a two-car garage–for all that mitchellc would like to convince us that such things are adequate compensation for a life spent eating shit in the corporate world.

          • Woodchuck September 14, 2022 at 4:01 pm #

            Jarek writes:

            “Nothing cuts the chords as efficiently as inter-racial families.”

            Some stuff you write goes over my head, I just don’t get it or don’t have the energy to try. And some I do get, maybe because I’ve read some of the same material you that you have. So I’ll ramble around on this general subject.

            My sleepy little town in the 50’s had its small black neighborhoods mixed right in side by side with the less affluent working class whites. Some of us had black neighbors and black kids were naturally in our neighborhood play groups. Even though the schools were segregated, there was still some mixing going on with the unsupervised kids running about doing their own thing.

            Looking back at all of it, there was something going in everyone’s subconscious back then that nobody mentioned or ever talked about, but it was there. It boiled down to one question, what happens when teenaged white girls are socializing with and having “unsupervised” fun with black boys? In the 50’s, this was a BIG issue. I think it was really due to a lot of insecurity among us white boyz. Also there were idiotic ideas about the dangers of “race mixing” producing “half breeds”. Somehow a person half white and half black was considered inferior in some way or as being a “mistake”.

            One thing that black culture had here in spades in the south long ago was charisma and the ability to have fun, or at least that’s how I observed it. I like to tell a story about an old German relative who spent some summers with us in the early 50’s. He spoke British English, and traveled on the local buses for fun and sight seeing The black people on the buses had to sit in the back, there was a sign up front actually instructing them to do so.

            The old German discovered that the whites up front in the bus were often quiet and somewhat sullen compared to the blacks in the back. The people in the back seemed to be enjoying themselves and in more of a party mood. There was more fun and things of interest happening in back of the bus. So he got into conflicts with bus drivers who didn’t like him being back there. The blacks noticed his thick accent and knew he wasn’t a local redneck, so he easily became part of their gang and made some new friends.

            I think on some subliminal level, white boyz were afraid of “their women” getting too friendly with the colored side. And that would also in turn motivate them to them to go looking for some colored gals to try and be friendly with because white gals are dating colored boys. What if the colored gals took a look at these white boyz and turned them down or considered them no fun to be around?

            The flamboyant Little Richard made a lot of people very nervous back in the day when he was starting out and getting white ladies excited and interested in his performances. I went to a James Brown concert a long time ago in Cleveland, and white women up in the front rows of the audience were jumping out of their seats and going up to try and get very close to him while he was performing. Sometimes one would break through security and manage to get up there on stage just to give him a big hug. I’m sure Mr. Brown didn’t mind. The power and charisma of his act was overwhelming some of the women there – and what was wrong with that?

          • Jarek September 15, 2022 at 2:12 am #

            Woody really thinks Blacks are better than Whites. Glad I got that out of him. How utterly grotesque.

            At least he admits they are different. More extaverted and emotional. More “fun”. A lot of Whites can’t even admit they are different.

            So what are Whites good at Woody? Anything at all?

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  22. malthuss September 12, 2022 at 11:14 am #

    How many will freeze this winter?

    • cowbell81 September 12, 2022 at 2:49 pm #

      If you live in certain locates of Chicago, this winter you will either freeze to death or be shot. Pick you poison.

  23. elysianfield September 12, 2022 at 11:21 am #

    ” If the conservative opposition seizes majority control of the US House of Representatives on November 8, all the US players in this coup will be called to testify”

    The constant assault upon our culture, from many and varied venues, continues unabated. I suspect that those Utopians that are driving the unremitting assault consider this attempt a make or break event.. They hold the reigns of power, the whip hand, and will not easily cede.

    Sooo, if they have the methods, the infrastructure, the desire to manipulate our elections (and the current power base to make their methods permanent)..why would they not? If they have the power to steal an election of critical importance to them…they will. If they do not have the power, they cannot and will not steal.

    Consider, then, that if the Republicans, in future elections, retake any signigicant seat of power, then it would follow that the Utopians currently in power, do not, and most probably did not, have the wherewithal to steal the 2020 event.

    You might then suggest that the 2020 election was flawed, but valid.

    What? The party out of power “learned their lessons” and will prevent the next outrage? You jest.

    • JohnAZ September 12, 2022 at 11:36 am #

      Everyone seems to think that the GOP is the answer this fall.

      NOPE! RINOS should burn in hell.

      Pray that the Mar A Lago fiasco actually brings out the rottenness of the Deep State, including the RINOs. THAT is the only thing going on that will start the necessary revolution.

      • 100th Avatar September 12, 2022 at 12:17 pm #

        The fact that Mitch McTurtle is not only allowed to get away with doing nothing and proposing nothing, but to keep a leadership position while offering nothing and resisting nothing should be all the proof that any semi-informed citizen should need to come to the conclusion that it is all a great big farce.

        • JohnAZ September 12, 2022 at 9:20 pm #


  24. chola3 September 12, 2022 at 11:33 am #

    I am afraid it won’t work the way our host thinks.

    Russia will give a needed “win” to Mr.Biden. Trinkets will continue flowing from China, even as the dollar is sabotaged. Democrats win and the new citizens keep flowing.

    Europe will be the opposite. Many industries shut down for ‘only this winter’ in 2023, 2024 and then permanently. “Refugees” (I worked with them in London) will go back once the refugee allowance dries up and the cold bites (our bones are not suited to it).

    Thus Russia will have a white europe as neighbour who realises their eastern neighbour is superior and queue up to learn Russian.

    The USA? Maybe India can supply some Sunnis for more vibrant diversity and strength. I think they have 100mn+ to spare. More fun than just those Latinos.

    • chola3 September 12, 2022 at 11:49 am #

      The USA and India? Obsession with the Brahmin will do you in. See how Pichai son of Sundararajan changed his name to assimilate.

      For 30 years the English struggled with their stranglehold in south india in the late 19th century. After independence, India put up with their genius and went down the drain for 5 decades.

      Finally India managed to dump them into your NASA and managed to rise up.

      BTW, they and the Sunnis get along just fine.

      • Jarek September 12, 2022 at 1:22 pm #

        What caste are you?

        • chola3 September 13, 2022 at 6:08 am #

          “waiting for moderation” must have been the remains from the Saker comment i made.

          What caste are you Jarek?
          All Indo European humans have them. Unless you are a generic white *igger, i which case you have my sympathy.

          • Anthea September 13, 2022 at 9:58 am #

            @ cholo:

            Good point.

          • Jarek September 13, 2022 at 12:09 pm #

            You don’t want to say I see. Probably a sudra then, especially since you hate the Brahmins.

          • chola3 September 13, 2022 at 12:42 pm #

            I have given full datapoints. Your reply proves you know nothing about the caste system.

            Don’t be such a low caste white *igger.

          • chola3 September 13, 2022 at 12:50 pm #

            I will paraphrase what i told my low caste friend once:

            “Being born a low caste white nig is not your fault. Continuing to behave like one though is definitely your fault.”

            A shallow knowledge must be rectified when you realise it.

          • Jarek September 14, 2022 at 2:24 pm #

            You are probably a South Asian Black with weird aboriginal (Australoid) features. Low caste? No caste!

  25. wm5135 September 12, 2022 at 11:34 am #

    was not long ago that the latitude and longitude of some of the western alliances positions was published, do you think the coordinates have been lost?

    Valdai Club 2018 –

    Lizzie Truss took an axe and gave the world 40 whacks, before she could see what she had done……

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  26. 100th Avatar September 12, 2022 at 11:35 am #

    Let me read the tea leaves:

    -Russia declares war
    -US declares Russia interfered in (upcoming) elections.

    How novel

    • JohnAZ September 12, 2022 at 11:40 am #

      You do catch the drift. Russia is the enemy the Deep State esp. the MIC has used for a long time to fire up the lemmings. The Deep State, no one particular party.

      • 100th Avatar September 12, 2022 at 12:27 pm #

        The US and its militarized culture with legions of jingoistic “patriot” volunteers is the blunt instrument of the globalist order.

        Initiating revolutions, bombing culturally-closed/fundamentalist adversaries, removing its own installed charismatic despots in the Maghreb, Levant, and Mesopotamia.
        All for the good of the empire of cartel banking and market domination. The enemy is whoever stands in their way.

        • Jarek September 12, 2022 at 1:26 pm #

          Yes, Communism is the offensive arm of Capitalism.

          • JohnAZ September 12, 2022 at 9:19 pm #

            And the object of both is the maintenance of the world currency, the dollar and the flow of oil.

            New on the agenda, potable water. Giant ice cutting and towing ships cutting up Antarctica sea ice in the future?

  27. malthuss September 12, 2022 at 11:45 am #

    I found this at unz.com,

    The American Sun on Twitter: “The most unhinged thing you’ll read today:

    active duty lesbian Marine Corps pilot fantasizes about strafing red states because abortion and Clarence Thomas. Thank you NPR.

    • BackRowHeckler September 12, 2022 at 12:46 pm #

      I’m beginning to wonder just how effective is an armed force made up of homosexual men, transvestites and lesbians? Does it sound like a war winning combination to you?

    • workingclasshero September 12, 2022 at 1:12 pm #

      If she/he was thinking about dipped in s##t Republican state legislators who are dumb enough to push TOTAL BAN abortion laws, I don’t blame her/he/they.

      • malthuss September 12, 2022 at 2:13 pm #

        You are no hero.

        and infanticide i legal.

        • Anthea September 13, 2022 at 10:08 am #

          @ malthus:

          Hmm…. Why would the abortion issue be so important to workingclasshero (whom I assume is male) as to seem to justify mass murder?

          I assume this is because he thinks women should be sexually available to him without his being in any danger of accepting responsibility for children. Thus it is of the utmost importance to him that killing children remain an option.

  28. Why_weren't_we_asked_about_Degrowth September 12, 2022 at 12:03 pm #

    Jim I still don’t understand why turning our government into full time trials of the previous office holders will help. Yes, Biden, the justice department and the FBI are out of control, and now we know how much they are colluding with Twitter, Facebook and Google to restrict and shape all information. This is evidence that we’ve already lost the Federal Government all together. The Federal bureaucrats will not investigate themselves no matter which party staffs the bit players they can appoint. The parasites have swallowed the government whole.

    People need to work within their states.

    • 100th Avatar September 12, 2022 at 12:31 pm #

      There is power in local politics, and that is why we now pave party-backed and politicized school boards and fire chiefs.

      There is more than one way to get us under totally centralized control. Bringing the party to your small town.

      • Anthea September 13, 2022 at 11:36 am #

        Federal control of the states is mostly through funding, which will be withdrawn if states fail to conform to federal regulations.

        I think the best way forward would be for the states to decline federal funds for much of anything: education, transportation, health care, welfare, EBT, HUD–the works.

        It would be REALLY tough, but that’s the only way to get the federal boot off of our necks. It’s also absolutely essential as a first step towards secession. All that funding would disappear with secession; best to figure out how to do without it in advance.

        Nevertheless, there would be many advantages. Kick out the present health care system (including its in-state regulatory boards) and encourage private practices. Kick out Big Pharma. The cost of health care would go back to where it was in the 1950s. The same thing would happen with education. Much of the welfare/moocher crowd would move out of state or get a job. The state could probably provide for the truly needy.

        Such a state would also need sound money–and they’d need to kick out the big banks.

        If it were done right, kicking out the federal government, up to and including secession, would create immense prosperity.

        • Woodchuck September 14, 2022 at 4:53 pm #

          Very good points there Anthea. It could be that after the death of the original US dollar, the feds will have no more “funding” available to feed out to the states anyway. State governments won’t be impressed at all if the “funding” being offered is worthless.

    • cbeard September 13, 2022 at 8:43 am #

      “People need to work within their states” Probably the only way forward.

  29. Paula D September 12, 2022 at 12:09 pm #

    Hit it out of the park today.
    I certainly hope that Biden and his gang are going down, but I don’t have that natural optimism JHK has.

    To me it’s obvious what is driving this attack on Ukraine and Russia.
    They have resources the US wants, especially fossil fuels.

    The US is pretty much out of those resources, fracking bullshit notwithstanding, and industrial civilization doesn’t work without them.

    The US doesn’t have them, Russia does.

    Therefore the US is bound and determined to kill enough Ukrainians and Russians that the remainder will be unable to mount a defense against invasion and looting.

    They are not going to stop.

    • Paula D September 12, 2022 at 12:11 pm #

      I recently found out that Russia didn’t sell Alaska to the US, it leased it on a 100 year lease, which was up some time ago, but Russia never evicted the leasee.

      I found that interesting.

      • cowbell81 September 12, 2022 at 12:38 pm #

        We should just give Alaska back to the Ruskies already. Then maybe they would actually do more mining and drilling there for the resources. I would move there and pledge my life to the Russian Motherland in a heartbeat.

        • Jarek September 12, 2022 at 1:28 pm #

          I don’t think they want us, alas.

      • BackRowHeckler September 12, 2022 at 12:47 pm #

        We’re leasing Guantanamo Bay, too.

        • Paula D September 12, 2022 at 12:53 pm #

          That’s right. But no way Cuba can kick us out either.

    • Woodchuck September 12, 2022 at 12:34 pm #

      I think they will stop after the dollar fails. Once the dollar has hardly any value left for making purchases, we won’t be able to keep our military going for any foreign adventures. Our resources will be so limited that our military will only be able to function inside our own borders and only for defensive purposes. Russia already knows that this is where Europe is heading, and the USA will be following shortly after. All they need to do is just hold on and wait.

      • Paula D September 12, 2022 at 12:52 pm #

        Good point, Woodchuck.

        The US will keep killing and stealing until it is stopped, is what I should have said.

        And yeah, if Russia can hang on until then, the murders will stop in Ukraine and Russia.

        As the serial Lipstick killer of women once wrote “Stop me before I kill some more”.

        • Jarek September 12, 2022 at 1:33 pm #

          Have you read about all the female nurse serial killers?

          • cowbell81 September 12, 2022 at 2:01 pm #

            You mean all the ones that are administering the vaax?

          • cowbell81 September 12, 2022 at 2:02 pm #

            So this is interesting, I just posted something about the

            and how the nurses are the ones doing this as the killers.

            It said my post is awaiting moderation.

            Is this some new kind of filter on the blog to keep us from posting v-a-x-x- comments????

          • malthuss September 12, 2022 at 2:14 pm #

            no, but theres the benz driving nurse who killed 6.

          • Paula D September 12, 2022 at 3:10 pm #

            Jarek pokes and the usual suspects jump in.

            Homey don’t play that game.

      • thirdcoastlegend September 12, 2022 at 1:10 pm #

        The printing press truly is the heart of their power.

        • Paula D September 12, 2022 at 1:28 pm #

          It sure is.
          And they even brag about it.
          They control the narrative of most of the world, including unfriendly countries who are forced to navigate within the parameters of the dominant narrative.

      • Paula D September 12, 2022 at 1:27 pm #

        Speaking to your point about Russia waiting for the collapse of the US, and my point about the Mighty Wurlitzer, over on MoA someone called the Ukie attacks on Kherson and Kharkov “the Ramstein Offensive”.
        Some European countries have populations that are starting to get restive, so it was important for Ukraine to show some sort of “victory” to get more money and weapons from the west at the conference.

        OK, so Ukraine attacks in two places. What a country!

        But what was up with Russia packing up and leaving Kharkov region, thereby allowing the Mighty Wurlitzer to pull out all the stops in a soaring crescendo of propaganda about the stunning and brave victory of Ukraine?

        Is it possible that having the west pour more money and weapons into Ukraine suits Russia? The more money they give Ukraine the less they have for their populations (except the US, but they don’t create money for us anyway). The more weapons they hand over the fewer they have for their militaries, (which are full of misfits and perverts anyway).

        So the Ramstein Conference was a make-or-break for the Zelensky regime, (keep that cocaine coming), but maybe it suited the Russians also.

        Just a thought.

        • thirdcoastlegend September 12, 2022 at 1:52 pm #

          My gut says that regular troops from other NATO countries have and are being processed into the Ukrainian side.

          There’s just no way the Ukes could have pulled off even this most limited advance if they really were down to sending old men and teenage girls to the front.

          • Paula D September 12, 2022 at 3:10 pm #

            I agree, thirdcoastlegend.

            Reminds me of the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
            “Who ARE those guys”?

            Plus I saw a video a couple of months back in which a couple of the soldiers were speaking English.
            I hear there are even more now being outed.

          • Paula D September 13, 2022 at 5:12 pm #

            I ran across this thirdcoastlegend

            It includes video of American mercenaries in Ukraine.

            Scott Ritter also says that there are drive-by attacks on Russians, which sounds very American to me.


    • Hereward the Woke September 14, 2022 at 3:22 pm #

      The difference is, Paula, that Russia isn’t Iraq or Libya. They know we want them dead and they aren’t going to give up. They have nukes and will use them. I’m not sure that the Biden Regime or that cretin of a general who spoke yesterday about breaking up Russia, quite understand this.

  30. 100th Avatar September 12, 2022 at 12:09 pm #

    “Our foreign policy establishment has shown a blind animus toward Russia for no apparent good reason.”

    Correct that is it is not for a good reason, but they do have a reason: one global order.

    Of course there are a multitude of theories as to the “why” of a singular global order:

    -Unified response to “climate change”
    -Unified control of resources
    -Unified control of markets/currencies
    -Unified approach to extra-planetary settlement (yes, that’s a thing)
    -Unified/controlled response to the coming labor/employment upheaval brought by AI and advanced robotics.
    -Continuation of a status quo that allows a few to horde unprecedented wealth, and resultant influence at the political level.

    Some people call it the “New World Order”, other’s “The Great Reset”, a few “Globalists” or “Mr. Global”, and some “Global-Cap(italism).

    North America, particularly the U.S. is already experiencing demographic upheaval brought on by the continuous and unmitigated exodus from Latin America, particularly Venezuela, Cuba, Haiti, Colombia, Nicaragua along with the old standbys of Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, and Hell Salvador into the U.S. where both a non-detention and final-destination-travel-included policy is allowing quick egress into the interior.

    This is all apart of the plan for the hitherto moth-balled North American Union and continued erosion of American sovereignty and the dominance of Anglo/Euro-American “western’ influence.
    Mexico’s president was blowing dust off the project only a few short months ago.

    Over in Europe, AKA NATO, Russia presents a barrier to pan-European fealty to Brussels. Russia presents a barrier to unfettered immigration from the global south and refugee re-settlement. Russia presents a barrier to Globalist control/exploitation of their markets and resources. In short, Russia presents a barrier to a single global order.

    Humanity has experienced many revelations over the ages.
    Ages of discovery, enlightenment, reformation, revolution, and now this: the age of capitulation.

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    • Jarek September 12, 2022 at 1:38 pm #

      Yes, one remembers the video of the drunken African “student” standing outside a club in Moscow insulting Russian women. He got punched out and was rolling around in the snow.

      People need to stay out of other people’s countries. If they must visit, they should be on their best behavior. Either that, or be ready to conquer. Nothing in between. Do or not do as Yoda said. There is no try.

      • SpeedyBB September 12, 2022 at 4:32 pm #

        Failure to adhere to standards of “…best behavior…” have led to serious, and occasionally fatal, encounters for tourists in places like the “Land of Smiles”, aka Kingdom of Thailand.

        Couple of years back a young policeman encountering a couple of backpackers in Chiang Mai ended up shooting both to death. The straight dope never emerged but it is not hard to put together a scenario where a pair of entitled, sneering Eurotrash kids get into a to-and-fro with a local rep of authority, over something likely minor. Take off your shoes when you go into the temple, or don’t tag the monument with a marker.

        Thais, much like blacks, are notorious for insufficient impulse control. I have seen friendly, laughing get-togethers flip into murderous silence in a flash.

        They also love handguns (oh boy do they ever) and alcohol flows rather too freely. These days amphetamines too alas.

        It is a combo that calls for prudence, calm, respect and a measured distance when dealing with locals, particularly when you don’t know the language or customs. Tourists tend to ignore such matters. Shouldn’t do it in places where you’ll get in such trouble.

        Chinese tour groups are notorious for obnoxious, insensitive attitudes as well.

        Big stinko in Paris when high-end stores put up signs saying “No Chinese customers, see voo play” after having had enough coarse behavior exhibited: spitting on the floor, loud conversation, general rowdiness.

        We’re talking a fundamental survival tactic here …

      • Woodchuck September 12, 2022 at 6:35 pm #

        I’ve got a story far juicier than yours. Just one African student? How about 51 guys gettin’ a bad whuppin’ in Russia back in early 2016 – I remember seeing this in online news. From The Washington Standard:

        “A group of 51 Muslim migrants were brutally assaulted outside a night club in Murmansk, Russia, after they groped and molested women at a night club.”

        me: The Daily Caller has a few more details about the story and doesn’t call the Russian response at this bar “brutal”. The Caller posted:

        “The Muslims had previously been ordered to leave Norway for “bad behavior” and tried their luck in Russia. What they didn’t realize when they went out clubbing in Murmansk is that Russians have less tolerance when it comes to sexual assault on local women than other European countries.

        The Muslims allegedly groped and harassed women in a similar manner as the assaults in Cologne on New Year’s Eve. A group of male Russians took them aside to “educate” them on that”.

        Hmm. Russian guys won’t tolerate sexual assaults on their local female friends and relatives? Those eeeeeeeeeeevil Russians!


        • Jarek September 13, 2022 at 12:13 pm #

          Why not? And why do we? Because their chords are still intact whereas have been cut (to use your conflation with cords) or silenced.

          You’re the kind of person who doesn’t see connections between different issues. In other words, unable to reduce things to their most basic terms.

      • Hereward the Woke September 14, 2022 at 3:23 pm #

        Don’t you ever stop thinking about skin colour? Don’t you have a beerhall to go to, you nasty little worm?

        • Jarek September 15, 2022 at 2:15 am #

          Face it, Wokie: Your grandfathers fought for the wrong side. Don’t get angry at me for stating the fact that they fought for the Global Slavemasters.

    • mitchellc September 12, 2022 at 1:46 pm #

      But here’s the problem: how does one react when truth (real politik) confronts lies (representative republic)?

      Do you cling to moralistic fantasies inculcated through deep cultural programming, or accept reality as merely merciless competiton over scarce resources?

      Why would anyone root for Russia? If they prevail, our entire way of life is lost. We may be bastards, but it’s our history, our truth, our reality, not the made up version that casts us as heroes of every story.

      It’s a pleasant experience imaging a life of freedom from the all encompassing Borg, but how would it really work without the $USD?

      Why should I care that the USA will become majority Hispanic, just as W Europe will become majority MENA + India, if I (a) hold hard assets, (b) speak the language and (c) keeping betting on the MIC and Fed?

      These types of questions present themselves after you’ve passed the 5 stages of reality. You need to really assess whether it’s better to deal with the monster you know, rather than pass it all away in some insane fit of pique.

      The next generations are confronting the same dilemma. My oldest accepted a job not only with a major med inst, but is also on the front lines of crafting systems to facilitate “participation”.

      My father was a TLA R&D guy who dreamed of escaping early once he was exposed to the truth in all its terrible glory Me, I rode the tiger with eyes wide open from the git go… and benefitted greatly.

      It will be interesting to see if guys like Walter & JAZ come full circle and learn to love big brother.

      • 100th Avatar September 12, 2022 at 2:12 pm #

        “If they (Russia) prevail, our entire way of life is lost.”

        How melodramatic, but that comes part and parcel with the whole smug putting-on-airs shtick from your tenth cloud of realpolitik dharma.

        And what is this ‘way of life’ that will be lost?

        Humanity pegged to the $?
        Your 401K?

        If it were only mere competition over scarce resources rather than competition at the top to horde wealth no matter.

        And to think, all your deep contemplation on your bodhisattva journey got you was a binary trap of less of two evils.

        How profound, but isn’t most bullshit?

      • Soul Forensics September 12, 2022 at 8:09 pm #


        Good luck in your job interview for traveling field satrap. You’re gonna get a lotta heat from multiple sources other than the sun, so stay shady.

      • Anthea September 14, 2022 at 12:17 am #

        @ Mitchellc:

        Actually, whether Russia prevails or not, our “way of life” is finished. Russia has little or nothing to to with this.

        “How would it really work out without the $USD?” How to you think it works out WITH the $USD? This is a currency that has lost something like 99% of it’s value. This is like asking how it would have worked out for the Weimar Republic without the Papiermark.

        As for throwing in your lot with the Borg, it seems to me that this requires renouncing any hope of self-determination or self-direction, personal worth, and self-respect. Devoting your life to being somebody else’s bitch is unlikely to lead to much happiness, especially when that “someone else” is profoundly evil. It could lead to affluence (or maybe not), but who wants to be Zelensky? Or Kim Kardashian? Seems to me like a good way to spend your life eating shit.

  31. Htruth September 12, 2022 at 12:19 pm #

    LGBTQ Gay Pride Festival For Straits: https://americanyellowvest.wpcomstaging.com/2022/09/11/lgbtq-gay-pride-festival-for-straits/ This is not The Onion.

    • cowbell81 September 12, 2022 at 12:34 pm #

      They call it the “Straights Pride” Fest because of the geographical Mackinac Straights. Yes, this is quite misleading. I would rather see it as an actual festival of straight people, largely White, and a close mix of men to women ratio. If this was the case, I would be planning my vacation there in a heartbeat!

      • thirdcoastlegend September 12, 2022 at 1:12 pm #

        That area is totally non-diverse which makes it super boring.

        You would hate it there.

        • Soul Forensics September 12, 2022 at 8:13 pm #

          Diversity isn’t in race, it’s in imagination. The Woke are proscriptive, the opposite of imaginative.

      • Jarek September 12, 2022 at 1:39 pm #

        Why do we need diversity? Only boring people get bored. Only hateful people hate their own people.

        • cowbell81 September 12, 2022 at 2:33 pm #

          I could be (and currently am) very well entertained and satisfied with the quite mono-cultural lifestyle I have been purposefully living ever since the 2020 Covidian lockdowns have started. I certainly do not intend to change my ways and go back to my old habits anytime soon.

  32. Beryl of Oyl September 12, 2022 at 12:48 pm #

    About the “vaccines”-

    “Just to be clear what we did.

    First we invented a biotechnology that we intentionally designed to FOOL our immune systems in order so it could deliver a payload of unnaturally modified mRNA into our cells and hijack their protein-building machinery…”


    • 100th Avatar September 12, 2022 at 12:57 pm #

      Klaus, in his Fourth Industrial Revolution, looks forward to a future of gene editing.

      Crawl-walk-run into the trans/post-humanist future.

      • malthuss September 13, 2022 at 5:09 pm #


    • anmariwakaranai September 12, 2022 at 2:33 pm #

      Further Alex Berenson posts, “Then we tested it on about 30,000 people for about three months and discovered that it effectively hijacked that machinery as designed (NOT that it reduced deaths or had any overall positive impact on health)…”
      Alex Berenson
      Sep 11
      “Then we gave it to more than a billion people – that’s 1,000,000,000 – for a virus that posed only a minor risk to most of them.

      One day soon this little episode will be viewed as among the greatest medical, scientific, and ethical failures of all time.”

      I would add, Why is it only the jabbed are dying suddenly and unexpectedly?

      • Night Owl September 12, 2022 at 2:51 pm #

        Has Mr. Berenson isolated the “virus” or explained how people could be accurately tested for it?

        Mr. Berenson seems averse to examining fundamental questions.

        I wonder why.

        • anmariwakaranai September 12, 2022 at 3:20 pm #

          On point Night.

      • GreenAlba September 12, 2022 at 4:39 pm #

        “One day soon this little episode will be viewed as among the greatest medical, scientific, and ethical failures of all time.”

        Whether it’s viewed as a failure or not rather depends on what you think its purpose was/is.

        • JohnAZ September 12, 2022 at 9:04 pm #

          You know, it seems like Covid, whatever it is, virus, pollution or whatever, has learned has adapted or maybe we have adapted.

          A parasite fails if it kills its host. It succeeds if it learns, evolves, into a symbiotic relationship with its host. Or at least close to symbiotic.

          Seems to me Covid is learning, or teaching us, to live with us in a non lethal way. like flu, or like colds, like the 1918 Spanish flu. It will continue to cull out the old the weak, but will continue to decline in effect.

          Now if we can get the global s*&theads to stop jabbing people, the phenomenon AKA the Covid virus should fade to black.

      • Jarek September 12, 2022 at 11:54 pm #

        How can one misinterpret a simply date, namely Dec 8? Or does Fr Michel now say that the Holy Spirit came, but “invisibly” and without the little guiding lights?

        Did he erase his previous posts about this? And you really can’t remember?

    • JohnAZ September 12, 2022 at 9:13 pm #

      Yes, Beryl, hijacking the protein building machinery is exactly what the Vaxx does.

      If it worked as modeled by the mRNA gang, invading only the deltoid muscle cells, it would work with little effect. If it had no possibility of modifying the DNA of liver cells, it would work with little effect.

      Making the Vaxx a IM injection with inherent blood stream leakage was a major error, IMHO, as we have poured a dangerous toxin into 160 million bloodstreams. The model might sound great, the practice is bogus.

      • Paula D September 14, 2022 at 12:05 pm #

        Nurses should know that when you inject a liquid substance into the body, it spreads through the body quickly, via the circulatory system.
        Why would anyone pretend that the GMO product was ever expected to stay in the deltoid?

  33. JTinMD September 12, 2022 at 1:08 pm #

    I think we should just ignore any and all “national” politics. Focus on town/county/state politics, and hold those people accountable to ignore Washington DC too. They must be responsive to and serve their direct constituents. They fail, they’re out. Fuck DC!

    • MaryQueen September 12, 2022 at 8:05 pm #

      All politics is local – true!

  34. amb September 12, 2022 at 1:14 pm #

    The Powers That Be are psychotic. The core of psychosis is an ultra-irrational FEAR and TERROR which then prompts the reactive and illogical effort to “attack or protect oneself”. These people have “invisible enemies” that actually do not exist in reality. They are all running on automatic. Trying to reason or talk with them would be the same as talking to a radio that is turned on and sitting on the table. They are an automaticity, a circuit. They are puppets of their psychosis. This is the woof and warp of the WEF, Climate Change Group, WHO, CDC, and the internal institutions CIA, NSA, Pentagon, MIC, (and their equivalents inside of other countries). These type of people are susceptible to the craziest and illogical ideologies you can imagine (de-population, global warming, etc.). They are magnets for them because of their FEAR based thinking. And there is no such thing as an action or ideology emanating from a group… all of this has been created by INDIVIDUALS. Psychotic people who each have put their own special agenda to work on this planet (which then forms the groups due to people who are either also in FEAR, or are easily fooled and manipulated).

    So many innocent people have suffered death, destruction and misery due to these types of people. Who always seem to rise to head of state heights. Control freaks (you need to control everything if you are basically living in a world of irrational FEAR, right?)

    I don’t want to see one other innocent person harmed. I’d like to see these people immediately stopped, removed from office, and shut down. Yet, we don’t have the foresight or the mettle to do so. Yet, due to the nature of things: mainly our being on the brink of WWIII thanks to these psychotic maniacs, Putin should just bomb Kiev and destroy Zelensky and his whole government (which would be the equivalent of bombing the CIA-NSA-Pentagon-MIC-NATO-WEF-Davos… as the evil USA and it’s idiot allies are really the enemy that Putin is dealing with). Bomb Kiev, destroy this CIA puppet regime, and end this continual threat to Russia. Free the Ukrainian people and allow them to actually elect a leader without any interference, and force Ukraine to remain a neutral territory as a buffer between EU and Russia.

    Of course, in an ideal world, we would get rid of all of these psychotic bad actors and their institutions in all of the infected countries and have a world where all countries co-survive together and through trade, science, education, etc. all work together to make a world where people can have their liberty, freedom, and an environment of peace: where they can prosper, have decent standards of living, not experience shortages of water/food/medicine,etc. raise families, contribute to society, and be happy all playing their part in making a better world and future for humanity.

    • Jarek September 12, 2022 at 1:42 pm #

      It will probably come to that. As Dugin said, kill every last one of them.

    • Rain Waters September 12, 2022 at 6:13 pm #

      Killing psychopathy goes beyond standout individuals. In order to address this society as a whole agrees to identify, isolate, quarantine and constantly supervise psychopaths for their entire lifetime.

      otherwise they network and spread like dark mycelia, uncomfortable to experience yet mostly invisible to neurotypical sensibilities.

  35. Paula D September 12, 2022 at 2:04 pm #

    Clusterfuck Nation has its very own trolls now. No money is spared to shape the hearts and minds of the population.

    “Researchers at the University of Adelaide have published a landmark paper on the activities of bot accounts on Twitter related to the conflict in Ukraine. These Australian findings are truly staggering – of 5.2 million tweets on the social media network from February 23 to March 8, between 60 to 80% were shared by fake accounts. What’s more, 90% of those posts were pro-Ukraine.”


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    • malthuss September 12, 2022 at 2:15 pm #

      clown world.

    • cowbell81 September 12, 2022 at 2:16 pm #

      See my comment below about when I mentioned the “vaccine” on here. It said my post is “awaiting moderation.” I used the word v-a-x-x without the hyphens in it, since I believe that is what triggered the flag. This is the first time I have ever noticed this level of moderation.

      First it was certain web links, now it is this.

      The PTB are now really tightening down the screws, going so far as to try and limit free range discussion on such little blogs as CFN.

      • Paula D September 12, 2022 at 3:20 pm #

        I see both of your vaccine posts, cowbell, just so you know.

        • cowbell81 September 12, 2022 at 3:59 pm #

          Thanks for letting me know Paula, weird because now the previous posts I typed that mentioned vaxx and MaryQueen have now both been approved, after sitting in moderation mode for a short time. This makes me want to re-phrase my message because I am not keen on “moderation”, and then when it is magically approved now I am left with two rather similar iterations of the message.

          Or maybe I have a target on my back and Big Brother just has it out for me.

    • amb September 12, 2022 at 7:18 pm #

      CIA and such are the ones who have infiltrated, threatened, and forced these social media companies to do their bidding. It will never stop, and then noose will keep tightening, unless these evil institutions are vanquished from our planet.

    • MaryQueen September 12, 2022 at 8:07 pm #

      You bet.

      I could sense the shift there during Trump’s administration. Responses to him were copies of each other, just with different avatars.

      And if you’re a Twitter user, you see that the fake accounts don’t engage. They just spew the talking point and move on.

  36. cowbell81 September 12, 2022 at 2:05 pm #

    Is anyone else’s comments about the “vaccine” getting such an “awaiting moderation” mode? Something like this just happened to me. See post slightly up-thread.

    Weird, fishy, and spooky….all at the same time….

    • Islander September 12, 2022 at 2:34 pm #


      Is WordPress the platform CFN?

      Do you happen to know?

      Becauase the Dreizin Report uses (I think) the WordPress platform, and he similarly insists that all jab-related spellings be disguised because otherwise he gets into trouble!!

      Here is his “ridiculous spelling policy”:

      “As usual, if you wish to comment on anything ko-rona related, please use more-or-less my usual idiotic spellings of key terms (e.g. ko-rona, vy-rus, vary-ants, vakk-seen, vakk-seenz, vakk-syn-ay-tted, vakk-syn-ay-shun, booss-tter shawt, imm-yoo-ni-ttee, pann-de-mmyk, etc.) or your comment will NOT be approved, as it will be a risk to the existence of this site on its given platform. Feel free to come up with your own moronic va-ree-ay-shunz. Thank you”

      • cowbell81 September 12, 2022 at 2:43 pm #

        I think it is WordPress here, based on what other commenters have stated.

        So totally stoopid, this whole “moderation” thing is requiring the opposition to invent an entirely new language. We may as well just start using the Cherokee language like the code talkers.

        • GreenAlba September 12, 2022 at 2:57 pm #

          This is how Cockney rhyming slang began, of course – to fool the plods.

          I remember when I lived in France in the 70s, the youngsters had invented something called ‘verlan’, which was saying ‘l’envers’ backwards. All the words were said backwards or with syllables back to front – I’ve no idea how anyone ever managed it, but they did.

          • anmariwakaranai September 12, 2022 at 3:25 pm #

            It’s across the board now I think. Faceplant ‘suddenly and unexpectedly’, with over a million members insists it be called the carrot.

            Mewe getting there too.

          • anmariwakaranai September 12, 2022 at 3:27 pm #

            And, didn’t they just announce some kind of new web oversight for miss information 2022?

            And she’s a beaut!

        • MaryQueen September 12, 2022 at 8:10 pm #

          I build WordPress sites.

          If you download their free CMS, then you can install it on your own hosting account and they can no longer censor since they have no control over what you do with the open source code.

          And it’s cheap enough to do. Just buy hosting for $5-$10 a month, and set up WordPress & its database, choose a template, and set it up.

      • SpeedyBB September 12, 2022 at 5:27 pm #

        I do this when commenting on the poison for Facebook: I’ll write “cl0tsh0t” or “v4ccinat3d” and so far this has squeaked through with no nanny-rapping-my-knuckles.

        • SpeedyBB September 12, 2022 at 5:29 pm #

          That did not come out correctly, by the way. “cl0tsh0t” is written with zeroes instead of the letter “o”. Just FYI. Jeez.

        • Paula D September 12, 2022 at 7:24 pm #

          I call it the GMO injectable and it slips through.
          I have seen people try to misspell the word vaccine and they still get them.
          So I call it what it is, instead of misspelling their label.

      • MaryQueen September 12, 2022 at 8:08 pm #

        Yes, he uses WordPress. Yes, because he uses their hosting, they can censor, etc.

        I have suggested in the past for Jim to rebuild with his own hosting so WP can’t do that.

  37. Roundball Shaman September 12, 2022 at 2:16 pm #

    “Is War What You Asked For?”

    The United States, Incorporated has one enduring industry: War.

    The United States, Incorporated has one enduring National Narrative: War.

    The United States, Incorporated has one enduring existential reason for being: War.

    The United States, Incorporated has one enduring passion at its core: War.

    The United States, Incorporated has one enduring centerpiece to its economy: War.

    If you took War away from The United States, Incorporated it would cease to exist.

    The United States, Incorporated lives… and dies… for War.

    Everyone and everything needs a reason for Being. For The United States, Incorporated, there is no other reason.

    The United States, Incorporated was born in War. It has existed in War. And its future is War… until and unless the most horrid version of War is one-day unleashed upon the Earth and that sickly version of National Suicide will end this entire episode of National War Worship.

    The United States, Incorporated is War… for fun and profit.

    Presidents may come and go. And They do. But War remains and endures.

    War. ‘What Is It Good For’? For The United States, Incorporated… that answer is EVERYTHING.

    So, for the question: “Is War What You Asked For?”

    The answer is: It doesn’t matter. Because War is what you’re going to get.

    • mitchellc September 12, 2022 at 2:53 pm #

      You gotta go back, wayyy back. From Egypt we get persia/Greece, then rome/e empire. Then HRE and Ottomans, eventually GB, then USA.

      We are *not* the bad guys, but rather the natural descendents of the first successful tribes of proto humans.

      Our goals, objectives, policies and cultural order are all derived from the very first principles: self preservation. It’s Maslow on a grand scale; first secure basic necessities, then begin exploring ways to both expand and defend. Don’t stop until someone stops you.

      The cog dis at CFN and other idealistic sites is the conflict of truth and lies. In this case, the truth of nature, life and death are avoided while fantasists eagerly embrace kumbaya, and by so doing alienate themselves from their actual people, who they are, how they got there, and were they’re going.

      • MaryQueen September 12, 2022 at 8:26 pm #

        WEF puppet speaks.

      • Woodchuck September 12, 2022 at 8:31 pm #


      • Anthea September 14, 2022 at 10:59 am #

        @ mitchellc:

        State systems of human organization emerged 5,000-6,000 years ago in the Mediterranean region. They have since overtaken almost the entire world.

        The question is, are such systems really “successful”? Successful at what? Providing basic necessities? Providing basic necessities for whom? Such systems don’t provide a secure life, in terms of basic necessities, for most of their people, but only for their elites. It is estimated that, at the height of the Roman Empire, nearly 40% of the population of Italy were slaves. Records indicate that the men in the Roman military were not at all pleased with their lives. Continual warfare does not conduce much to security and happiness either. And indeed, a reading of “I Claudius” provides convincing evidence that life among the ruling classes of Ancient Rome was…um…not all that great.

        Who was better off, in terms of material well being? The people of Rome, or the people of the Germanic tribes of the same era? Or the people of what is now the British Isles?

        Further, 5,000-6,000 years is, in terms of the whole of human history, the mere blink of an eye–an encouraging reflection, since it seems possible that some other systems of human organization may emerge, and this era in which State systems have become pretty much universal come to be viewed as a relatively brief psychotic episode.

        • Paula D September 14, 2022 at 12:11 pm #

          Interesting points, Anthea.

          I have come to the conclusion that the happiest humans were those living in fairly abundant areas in which accumulation of stuff was either not possible or not allowed (i.e. tribes which practice potlatch or the equivalent).

          As long as everyone has enough and no one has too much, humans seem to get along well and find their own amusement.

          • Anthea September 15, 2022 at 3:57 pm #

            @ Paula D:

            There’s really nothing wrong with human acquisitiveness, in and of itself. One of my old friends quoted his mother’s saying on this: “People are just like squirrels. They spend the warm months of the year storing up stuff for winter, and every spring they start all over again.” I once read something where the author of the piece likened shopping to foraging–thus explaining women’s fondness for it. We’re hard-wired to go out gathering things.

            One of the most profound things Henry George ever wrote was that human existence is and always has been hand-to-mouth. The necessities of life are all perishable–though some things decay sooner than others–and must be continually replenished by human labor.

            Money is a different story. It offers the illusion that you can store up imperishible wealth. It is often said that what money really is, is a claim on future production (someone else’s). So if you stash away a dollar, that means that you have a future claim on a dollar’s worth of someone else’s labor. So money is really a form of power over others; you can command their labor and labor products. The more money you accumulate, the more power you have to command others. This too is often an illusion: the crops can fail, the truckers can go on strike, the value of the money can be inflated away–and a million other things.

            So I think there is a potential moral problem with money. The desire for it can arise from the desire to have power over others. And the desire to accumulate a lot of money can also be a fool’s errand.

            There is a need for a medium of exchange, of course. Maybe most of the trouble with it is our attitude towards it–a tendency to think that it’s something it’s not, or, in the sense that it represents power over others, as a desire that is improper.

          • Paula D September 15, 2022 at 8:31 pm #

            Storing food and enjoying trinkets are human characteristics, I agree.
            Some monkeys and birds also indulge.
            Most humans throughout most of history did not have a medium of exchange.
            I recommend the book “Debt: The First 5,000 Years” by David Graeber for an eye-opening history of actual observed humans in tribes without money.
            They don’t, as we fantasize, ”barter” or ”trade” with other tribes or each other.
            They have elaborate rituals and customs that govern any interaction that we Americans might classify as trade.

            Very interesting.

    • Why_weren't_we_asked_about_Degrowth September 12, 2022 at 3:33 pm #

      The majority of these wars are fought to keep the US Dollar as the undisputed global reserve currency, which enables the government and the FED to run massive deficits. The massive deficits and currency printing grease the wheels and keep all the pigs at the trough.

      The US may have reached a limit to its ability to push everyone in-line with sanctions and about to lose the reserve currency, but even that may be planned.

      • mitchellc September 12, 2022 at 5:19 pm #


        Yes, the essential question for us is, why would anyone wish for the demise of the $USD?

        After all, there can only be one master, and it’s either us or the Russian block.

        Jarek keeps going on about national socialism advancing the interests of a country’s own people, but prior versions were actually simply racial favoritism.

        True nationalism is similar to a sports team; it doesn’t matter who the respective players are as long as they all work towards the common goal of winning.

        If you’re on the side of the Borg, who gives a shit about demographics as long as the KSA is forced to sell us their only asset in exchange for digital “money”.

        So too the CCP: real people spend their limited, precious lives making actual physical stuff for us that we in turn give them wads of freshly printed counterfeit “dollars”.

        And if anyone complains …?

        • Jarek September 12, 2022 at 11:58 pm #

          Because National Socialism is natural, not something alien imposed from above. With many competing, hostile groups, the Elite can pick and choose, playing one against the others.

          Blacks are used to keep Whites down. Who can doubt it at this point?

          • Hereward the Woke September 14, 2022 at 3:28 pm #

            Glad to see that your beerhall has a wifi connection, Jarek. It doesn’t change the fact that your comments are the workings of a sick mind who needs to get out more.

          • Jarek September 15, 2022 at 2:54 am #

            So Blacks aren’t being used to keep Whites down? You know it’s true at some level, so you attack me instead of doing the inner work of deleting old mental files and views of the world that haven’t stood the test of time.

    • BackRowHeckler September 12, 2022 at 4:25 pm #

      Actually thru out most of its history the US had a very small standing army. Until about 1812 the US had no fulltime army whatsoever except for a single Regiment called the ‘American Legion’, about 800 strong.

      What army there was — mostly militia — was wiped out twice by Indians in battles in western Ohio in the 1890s.

      Even now the US Army is less than 500,000 soldiers. Bulgaria going into WW1 had more troops than the US Army has now.

      The US was reluctant to enter the World Wars both times. We got in late to WW1 but were the deciding factor. WW2 had been going over two years before we got involved and that was only after the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor.

      • BackRowHeckler September 12, 2022 at 4:27 pm #

        Army was wiped out in the 1790s, not 1890s.

        • Amman September 14, 2022 at 9:53 am #

          Jeez. Yes, that makes more sense.

  38. cowbell81 September 12, 2022 at 2:24 pm #

    To the tune of the song: “War, what is it good for, absolutely nothing”*

    *(Unless you are a Schaubian, arms dealer tycoon, high level political player, Nancy Pelosi, etc)

  39. cowbell81 September 12, 2022 at 2:24 pm #

    vaxx, vaxx, vaxx ….. will this be moderated?

    • cowbell81 September 12, 2022 at 2:25 pm #

      I guess not! Weird, maybe my post above was an anomaly. It appears to now have been approved since the “awaiting moderation” phrase has been removed.

  40. anmariwakaranai September 12, 2022 at 3:32 pm #

    So last night I met one of our newly arrived Ukie families. An old couple with a 30 something son who looks like a Hungarian, Southern European cross.

    The parents can’t speaka da lingo but the son gave a halting thanks.

    They looked worn and the son looked hard.

    We have one more family, a very young couple who did not come. In fact their hosts said, ‘Nobody knows where they are.’

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    • BackRowHeckler September 12, 2022 at 4:28 pm #

      Are they here permanently?

      • cowbell81 September 12, 2022 at 5:07 pm #

        How can a family just disappear and their whereabouts not be known by their presumptive host family?

        One would think that in this day and age everyone should be able to communicate and almost virtually track someone else, especially if there is a planned and expected arrival of a group of people by a host family type of situation, presumably being arranged by some other sort of organization.

        • anmariwakaranai September 12, 2022 at 7:32 pm #

          Permanently Back.

          They have car, will travel cow.

        • MaryQueen September 12, 2022 at 8:27 pm #

          That happens in war situations all the time.

      • CrusherMuldoon September 13, 2022 at 8:36 am #

        They have their blue and yellow card,Marlin

  41. tom clark September 12, 2022 at 3:48 pm #

    Comparisons steal joy; celebrate wins, learn from defeats.

    September 12, 2022–another turn of the crank.

  42. cowbell81 September 12, 2022 at 4:59 pm #

    So much like the apparent change by the MSM from spelling Kiev to Kyiv, are they now trying to pull a change on the country of Turkey to Turkiye? (With an umlaut over the u I might add.)

    When is this insanity going to end? Will they soon be renaming St. Petersburg, Russia again to a new -grad or something?

  43. cowbell81 September 12, 2022 at 5:14 pm #

    So since when has the CDC laid claim as expert to the event of mudslides? This quote is from an article I was reading relative to the mudslides caused by a recent minor quake in SoCal:

    “According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), mudslides are relatively common and account for 25 to 50 deaths a year.”

    • cowbell81 September 12, 2022 at 5:23 pm #

      I would think this matter of mudslides to be more likely in the domain of FEMA, but who knows that goes on in these Federal word salad agencies these days.

      • Islander September 12, 2022 at 6:13 pm #

        How about the U.S. Geological Survey?

        Or the Army Corps of Engineers?

        I guess the latter is now Brown and Root.

        Or Halliburton.

        • SpeedyBB September 12, 2022 at 10:22 pm #

          Fifty-five years later and the words “Brown and Root” enrage me. This is how “Landslide Lyndon” Johnson paid back his not inconsiderable debt to the Houston construction firm for the dough they had poured into his congressional campaigns – by awarding them gigantic contracts for the Vietnam adventure.

          “War is a racket.” Boy, is it ever.

          • Islander September 12, 2022 at 10:44 pm #

            Yes, and they soon merged with something else and became the one-stop shop for construction of whole bases in Vietnam.

            KBR—Kellogg Brown & Root.

            Basically sidelining the Corps of Engineers, at least in ‘Nam.

            There is quite a lot of material about Brown root and Johnson in Cronies, by Robert Bryce.

    • Night Owl September 13, 2022 at 7:12 am #

      And mudslides are another component of race-based socio-economic injustice a result of the inequity of climate change.

      End mudslides now!

  44. MaryQueen September 12, 2022 at 6:36 pm #

    Most excellent article today, James! Thank you!

    When I saw Twitter post from The Telegraph announcing yesterday that Ukraine had Russia on the ropes, I busted out laughing. I just assume these days that when the Democrat/Deep Staters are crowing victory, they have just committed some major flub. The way you laid it all out is incredibly insightful and helpful to anyone trying to understand just how laughable the US leadership’s moves are. Unfortunately, they are breaking the bank and as you say, destroying the country in the meantime.

  45. mitchellc September 12, 2022 at 6:44 pm #

    BRH, you seem to be a nice enough guy, but you really should keep to baseball and sarcasm. Global geo-politics is certainly not your strong suit, which is why you thought you were making some kind of insightful point about US military activities prior to the Civil War.

    I’m going to keep it simple and to the point:

    – the 1820s were devoted to the expansion of slavery via mercantile means – no military required as the shiping trade was promoted & protected by the Royal Navy.

    Cotton production expanded from 750,000 bales in 1830 to 2.85 million bales in 1850. The number of slaves rose in concert with the increase in cotton production, increasing from around 700,000 in 1790 to around 3.2 million in 1850.

    – the 1830s witnessed the expansion of a future US state via Texas. They successfully achieved independence, expanding slavery into what was previously prohibited in the former Mexican territory.

    – 1840s – Mexican-American war; ditto

    -1850s – California, MO compromise; ditto

    You, like many others of your generation, have this weird attachment to inverted truth, as if the US was ever anything but an expansionist, predatory state

    Lastly, full enlightenment comes when you not only accept the truth, but don’t have any problems with it. Two players enter, one leaves. QED

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    • 100th Avatar September 12, 2022 at 7:29 pm #

      As was Brazil, Peru, Colombia, as was the Caribbean, heck one can go to Acapulco and Honduras and witness the human remnants of the slave trade there.

      But who sanctioned this via charters and land grants and contracts, and royal decree?

      Well if it wasn’t ye 1% of olde

      and the same occidental aristocratic class and knighted peerage and merchant enablers.

      Don’t forget the bankers who financed both human cargo ships and plantations, but Barclays or was it Bank of England, you know, apologized so that solves that

      Gee, how nothing has changed.

      But in your world view it is better to make your bed with them.

      Long live the king, long live your bondage

      • GreenAlba September 12, 2022 at 7:39 pm #

        At this point, I’ve almost stopped thinking of the US and the UK as two separate states. They work hand in glove, like the uniparties in both countries.

        • MaryQueen September 12, 2022 at 8:17 pm #

          Definitely. The Five Eyes countries are all on the same page.

          • JohnAZ September 12, 2022 at 8:43 pm #

            AKA the WEF.

            Charles 3 may be defined by his allegiance to this group.

        • Night Owl September 13, 2022 at 7:10 am #

          Correct. And who do they serve?

          The project is so much larger than many of us ever knew.

          • GreenAlba September 13, 2022 at 2:49 pm #

            ‘The project’ gets more over-arching with every book I read or serious interview I listen to.

        • Islander September 13, 2022 at 7:54 am #

          GA: Mathew Ehret is one who lays bare the centuries-long function of the USA as Britain’s poodle.

          The main conduit if British influence on US politics has been Canada, sez he.

          As a Canadian he has a different perch from which to view American history.

          I don’t agree with all that he says, and I often find him long-winded and tedious. But some of his vids on Canadian-British history and how it relates to US history are indeed very, very interesting.

          • GreenAlba September 13, 2022 at 10:47 am #

            Thanks, islander. I came across him a while ago talking to Reiner Fuellmich – perhaps in the Grand Jury Investigation. He was, as you say, a little long-winded, but interesting just the same, not that I recall the content now.

            We’d always been led to believe the ‘UK as American poodle’ version of the story, especially since Bush II and the Iraq war, but everything I’ve delved into over the last year suggests that the original nest of vipers in world affairs is based in the City of London, with Manhattan as its fifth column.

    • GreenAlba September 12, 2022 at 7:41 pm #

      “Lastly, full enlightenment comes when you not only accept the truth, but don’t have any problems with it.”

      That’s not full enlightenment, it’s full psychopathy.

      • MaryQueen September 12, 2022 at 8:14 pm #


      • JohnAZ September 12, 2022 at 8:40 pm #


        AKA the Deep State credo,

        Tell a lie over and over, it becomes the truth.

        To an ignorant, stupidified public that is.

        The worst enemy of totalitarianism is an informed public, smart enough to call BS on a biased media.

      • 100th Avatar September 12, 2022 at 9:01 pm #

        He’s mistaking his reconciliation for samma sambodhi

      • Night Owl September 13, 2022 at 7:49 am #

        Truth: Children are raped.

        Mitch: “I accept and have no problem with that”

        Deep thoughs.

    • BackRowHeckler September 12, 2022 at 7:59 pm #

      Just one point, Mitch, no new slaves were brought into the US after 1830. Out of the 12 million Africans shipped to the Americas 1515-1830 only about 335,000 came into what is now the United States. Actually cotton was in decline in the southern US by 1860, eclipsed by cotton production in India. And as I’ve mentioned before the biggest slavers were the Arabs working out of Zanzibar 4th century-1897. 40 million were brought out.

      What you call an expansionist, predatory state, many call Manifest Destiny.

      • MaryQueen September 12, 2022 at 8:17 pm #

        You’re my favorite commenter.

        Don’t ever change!!!!

        • BackRowHeckler September 13, 2022 at 6:58 am #

          Mary, thank you for the kind words.

          • Jarek September 13, 2022 at 12:16 pm #

            This is what happens when you never truly speak your mind.

          • MaryQueen September 13, 2022 at 8:48 pm #

            You are welcome. I do enjoy your sense of humor and your posts, and find them very informative. Unlike mitchellc’s.

      • CrusherMuldoon September 13, 2022 at 8:46 am #

        Marlin, your posts always give me enjoyment. WE still have to meet in a bar near the Book Barn and hoist a few. “Don’t let the shits get you down.”

      • malthuss September 13, 2022 at 1:11 pm #

        more africans have entered USA since (((1965 than were here in 1860.

    • MaryQueen September 12, 2022 at 8:16 pm #

      I personally hope BRH does not merely stick to baseball and sarcasm.

      I enjoy his posts more than anyone else up here. Not only is he witty as hell on MANY subjects, he’s insightful and extremely knowledgeable about history – not just the big stuff but even little known events.

      You’re a really shitty judge of who knows history! BRH constantly surprises me with what he knows.

      • KesaAnna September 12, 2022 at 9:28 pm #

        My favorite ( so to speak ) book on the CIA was Milt Bearden’s , ” The main enemy “.

        Milt Bearden was a 30 year CIA man , and his tone is absolutely true – believer in the intelligence country club.

        I did not deliberately go out and look for the book , I didn’t buy it.

        It was part of a package deal , a box of discarded books that contained one or two titles I DID want.

        I assumed the tone would be , ” hooray for the U.S. Empire ! ” and so it turned out to be.

        That , alone , would put me off.

        But one day I was out of reading material , and reading your enemies can be interesting and informative.

        Anyway , the lions share of the book was devoted to western intelligence agents going Soviet , and Soviet intelligence agents going western , 1960 – 1990.

        Like I said , the guy was a real flag – waving type , who took American exceptionalism / superiority / imperialism for granted.

        Funny thing though , ACCORDING TO HIS DESCRIPTIONS,

        There was scarcely anything to choose from , scarcely any difference , between the two groups.

        The motives were the same , only the methods dependent on those motives were different.

        Western intelligence agents who went over to the Soviets didn’t do so because they got religion and became Communists.

        They wanted money.

        As to method , Western agents wanted to remain in the west as long as possible , to spend the money .

        And when defection to the East became necessary, they knew status , not money , were everything in the Soviet system , so they were at pains to set up the best status they could secure in the East before defection.

        As for Soviet intelligence agents who went over to the west ,

        They wanted freedom ?

        No , they wanted money.

        In their case , they wanted typically to defect immediately , because they already had status in the East .

        Soviet intelligence officers were not trailer park class.

        As I said though , status is what matters in a Communist system , not money.

        So they wanted to defect as soon as possible, not to enjoy every spare minute of freedom on the golf course ,

        But so they could enjoy the money as soon as possible.

        I’m no fan of the United States of course ,

        But I found it one of the most existentially nauseating , depressing books I have ever read.

        It wasn’t full of discourse on the U.S. constitution,

        It was all privilege, privilege, privilege,

        and money , money , money.

        • SpeedyBB September 12, 2022 at 10:56 pm #

          This rings quite true, KesaAnna. I was the surprising recipient of an approach by a spook agency, presumably those who roost in Langley, as a student of Linguistics at the University of Texas, in the early 1960s.

          A tentative, casual but pointed approach – what the British amusingly refer to as “…the hand on the knee…”

          I knew I’d never get along with that gang, primarily because of my fixed sexual proclivity – who wants to lead two lives in paranoid Land of the Free? But also I had what down Texas way we call “hog caution”, an innate wariness and mistrust of superficial appearances.

          As it turned out my suspicions were confirmed, as I read about what a comfortable and casual country club, run at the top by well-connected up-east money, the CIA was. Thus the outrageous betrayals by stooges like Aldrich Ames or Robert Hanssen came as no real surprise. These servants of power had no real moral base or fixed patriotism. They were simply operators, and got turned by the promise of money when their own overblown self-estimates and ambitions were thwarted.

          My own take on western intelligence, excepting the French and the Israelis, is that the only thing that saved the organs from exposure as total incompetents was the colossal bungling of the KGB. Their agents, or at least the ones who turned or got nailed, were exposed in Africa, Asia and Latinoamerica as hapless bull-in-a-china-shop bureaucrats.

        • MaryQueen September 12, 2022 at 11:42 pm #

          Great stuff, Kesa Anna.

          Yeah, when it all boils down to greed and money, it does tend to discuss.

          Nothing like in the movies, where the motives are for God or country or even a love interest.

          Always money. Shit.

          • MaryQueen September 13, 2022 at 12:00 am #

            “it does tend to DISGUST”


          • Night Owl September 13, 2022 at 7:07 am #

            IDK. Money always equals power, and those who had status under Communism had money as well.

            Here in Germany, things are not Communist, but there is a strong socialistic streak, and all one has to do is look at government officials or those working in state-sponsored media (for which we are forced to pay a seperate tax) to see how financially well off they are.

            Money and power always go hand in hand. The idea that only status matters is completely illogical.

    • CrusherMuldoon September 13, 2022 at 8:43 am #

      And you’re a pompous ass.

      Antrox melior dulcissima veritas mendicus

      • CrusherMuldoon September 13, 2022 at 8:44 am #

        @ Mitch a lick

    • Paula D September 13, 2022 at 2:08 pm #

      One Note Nelson tells resident CFN with broad knowledge on an array of subjects, and a sense of humor to boot, to ”shut up and let me talk”.

      Yeah, right.

      • MaryQueen September 13, 2022 at 8:50 pm #

        Really ridiculous.

        The ego on mitchellc – and all undeserved.

  46. MaryQueen September 12, 2022 at 8:24 pm #

    If anyone wants to know the true horrors/history of the CIA, you can’t do better (I think) than H.P. Albarelli’, Jr.’s book, “A Terrible Mistake.” it’s based upon the murder of Frank Olson, but it’s 800 of heavily footnoted facts about the CIA’s various programs and detailed explanations and examples of all of them. I only got about 100 pages into it, it’s that dense, but I try to get back to it when I can.

    • KesaAnna September 12, 2022 at 9:29 pm #

      Grr , the above post was of course relative to CIA book recommendations.

      • MaryQueen September 12, 2022 at 11:40 pm #

        “Anyway , the lions share of the book was devoted to western intelligence agents going Soviet , and Soviet intelligence agents going western , 1960 – 1990.”

        Hahahahaha! Reminds me of Mad Magazine’s “spy vs. spy” – they seemed to get it.

  47. Cavepainter September 12, 2022 at 9:41 pm #

    “Truth” can be a detail fact, handily exploited in building a “narrative” via the manipulative scouring of its broader historical context. Consequently, such deceit obscures comprehension of epochal human behavior given what was extant intellectual capital, cultural norms and societal pressures. Instead of ranting “slavery” history can be better understood when examined in terms of labor management.

    • Anthea September 14, 2022 at 1:06 pm #

      @ Cavepainter:

      I strongly suspect that the main reason we don’t have chattel slavery in the US and the Western world in general is because all of our needs for “hewers of wood and haulers of water” are now met with machinery. We no longer need thousands of slaves to work in the cotton fields and sugarcan fields, nor do we have any real need for household servants to do the laundry, carry and heat the bathwater, cut and split the wood, do the cooking when it’s 110° F in the kitchen, etc.

      I likewise strongly suspect that, should the conveniences of modern life disappear, slavery would re-emerge, at least in some form, wherever it was practical.

      • Jarek September 15, 2022 at 12:21 pm #

        The Chinese never had it. Who could work better than their own work animals – the peasants? Bound into servitude by belief and tradition? Ditto Medieval Europe.

  48. KesaAnna September 12, 2022 at 9:52 pm #

    ” The worst enemy of totalitarianism is an informed public, smart enough to call BS on a biased media. ”


    That sounds good.

    But I must disagree.

    The worst enemy of totalitarianism is enough people with the wherewithal to inform themselves.

    ( i.e. private elementary and secondary education.

    Like it or not , public elementary and secondary education is a totalitarians wet dream.

    No totalitarian ever wants to abolish public education. Their only stipulation is who controls public education –?- and they will. Sooner or later.

    What about higher education ?

    In one system , only the rich go to college anyway.

    Once the transition to totalitarianism takes place , only the privileged class , and select persons allowed by the privileged class , go to college anyway. )

    The worst enemy of totalitarianism is enough people with the wherewithal to say , ” I don’t want your charity or privilege , I would rather do it myself , thank you. ”

    Call it Communism , call it feudalism , call it capitalism,

    The country club set may hand out many and various privileges.

    But they will never hand out self – determination.

    Freedom is not necessarily a Bill of Rights .

    Freedom is a large enough class of people who can afford to tell the social engineers to fuck off.

    • SpeedyBB September 12, 2022 at 11:00 pm #

      (a round of hearty applause)

    • MaryQueen September 12, 2022 at 11:43 pm #

      Spot on, KA.

      Nailed it again.

    • Night Owl September 13, 2022 at 7:19 am #

      Public elementary and secondary education are ideal, so long as the system is in the hands of the public.

      Which is exactly why they are busy privatizing education, healthcare, water, and anything that was previously in public hands.

      The concept of monopolization also belongs here, and this goes hand in hand with privatization.

      IMO, it is rather the concept of privatization that is a totalitarian’s wet dream.

      • Islander September 13, 2022 at 7:39 am #

        Home schooling is probably the best option these days.

        But it requires that one parent make enough money so that the other can teach the children.

        • Night Owl September 13, 2022 at 7:46 am #

          At present yes, but I think (generally) it is hard to provide your kid with the same scope of subject matter at home. Not to mention that many parents simply are not capable of teaching their children certain subjects beyond a certain level (think math).

          We switch off helping our kid with math and reading, and honestly, 1.5 to 2 hrs a day of that stuff is a massive infringement on what free time we have left over once work and house-related chores are done.

          • Islander September 13, 2022 at 8:01 am #

            Of course it is not for everyone.

            Also, I speak of the US. I suspect it is still possible to get the kind of Gymnasium education in Germany that is comparable to or better than a US college BA.

            However, there is a lot of good curriculum and resource material out there for the use of home-schooling parents.

            Also, people can pool their resources and home-school a group of children—more or less forming a mini-school.

            Very often, home-schooled children significantly outpeform their friends in a typical American high school.

            In this age of declining standards, no standards (e.g., for correct language and grammar), and subject matter even more degrades by ideology than in the fifties, not to mention the whole covid debacle, I read that home schooling is becoming more popular.

            Jeez, if one just had one teenagers read a list of great books and discuss htem, they would be better off than many.

      • Woodchuck September 13, 2022 at 2:44 pm #

        “Public elementary and secondary education are ideal, so long as the system is in the hands of the public.”

        What public? By public you mean governments? Our federal and state governments are completely incompetent and need education themselves. They cannot do anything other than hook their piggy snouts into the public feeding trough. The trough is going bankrupt before long, and the piggies are gonna become somebody’s bacon if they can’t change their ways and stop abusing kids. Our “public education” looks at the minds of children and sees trash receptacles instead – something for them to dump their garbage into.

    • JohnAZ September 13, 2022 at 10:18 am #

      Totally agree.

      But the education problem I am addressing is first the quality and content of what is being taught, and two how many kids are left behind because they just do not get it.

      The beginnings of the Gates style critical thinking programs started when the Education Department was invented by the Feds. The AIMS testing they instituted showed the decline in “smarts” that has occurred but so what? Nothing has been done since. The academia experts have not a clue, Gates is an idiot. The US has dropped from no.1 academically to the twenties. As everything, the Fed has touched education and it has turned to shit.

      Just what percentage of folks do we need to attend college? What percentage can handle the content of a “real” college major? What percentage actually graduate? How many phony degrees are out there? How many kids are able to pay back their loans with the jobs that their phony degrees give them?

      Has higher education become four more years of baby sitting (JHK term). Eight years of babysitting.

      One more, the economy has been destroyed at the middle class level by technology and offshoring. The need for college educated folks has dropped over the years so McDonalds jobs could require a college degree and get away with it. Forty percent of college grads are surplus and more abstract education for the masses is not needed. The result is obvious, tons of overqualified (maybe) kids complaining about job quality, low wages and loan forgiveness.

      How many college grads do we need? The real number is feared by the damned government that has created this education mess in the first place.

      JHK stated in THE that eighth grade was sufficient for the majority of jobs available. That may have changed a little by the advance in technology. Not much. High school and college is babysitting in our society.

      • JohnAZ September 13, 2022 at 10:19 am #

        TLE, not THE.

      • Woodchuck September 13, 2022 at 2:39 pm #

        Once there’s no more parts and fuel for ag machinery, there will be a HUGE demand for field stoop labor. That’s all a lot of these college grads will be good for.

        • Soul Forensics September 13, 2022 at 3:58 pm #

          Yes, back to 1900 when farm labour made up 70% of the work force.

    • Woodchuck September 13, 2022 at 2:37 pm #

      The idea of compulsory public education is a German one it seems. The Hohenstauffens and Hohenzollerns decided morale was low in their 1800’s military, and France had recently whupped ’em. So they decided to make education compulsory for everyone, not just for sons of the rich and the aristocrats. They needed canon fodder just as much as they needed officers. Part of the compulsory education included the militaristic/jingoistic training that went along with being sons of the priviledged Prussian elites. So some child abusing and goose stepping demon that was born in a Prussian castle dugeon perhaps came to be injected into mainstream culture and made into law. The brainwashing now is entirely different of course, but still political as always. Crap and delusions from start to finish.

    • Anthea September 14, 2022 at 1:24 pm #

      @ KesaAnna:

      100% agreement!

      I sometimes wonder, if people would bring the same level of determination to making a genuinely good life for themselves and their families that they bring to becoming a doctor, a partner in a big law firm, or climbing the corporate ladder, owning big house and fancy car (or three) that we might have a very different world.

      One difficulty is that children and young people are never asked what they would like to do and be. They are given a closed-ended set options: rich man, poor man, beggarman, thief, doctor, lawyer, Indian chief. Maybe the answer (if you want a good life) is “none of the above.”

      There’s also no real attention or thought given to what exactly is a good life. And how do you get there from here.

  49. KesaAnna September 12, 2022 at 11:08 pm #

    “Why would anyone root for Russia?

    If they prevail, our entire way of life is lost. ”

    Because your entire way of life is lost anyway ?

    I have always been a sworn enemy of the United States anyway .

    How about we talk then , about your audience instead ?

    Actually, I don’t know many Woke , Black , or LGBT types who think this war is a good idea either.

    Granted , they DO NOT support Russia.

    But they think it’s a dumb idea.

    Come to think of it , it is a lot easier to list the folks who support the war ;

    — folks getting a fat check from Uncle Sam.

    ( I said a FAT check. Most food stamp recipients I know think the war is dumb. )

    — folks with 60K + incomes.

    — would – be new American citizens . If you are dumb enough to take what a turncoat says at face value.

    I suppose , ” turncoat ” is a harsh term , but hopefully it gets my point across.

    would – be new American citizens are going to predictably enough say whatever they think will ingratiate themselves with their hosts.

    This means however that if they sense the majority of their hosts have soured on the policy , then in a New York minute they will sour on the war too.

    Now back to me , your sworn enemy.

    I’m happy as a clam.

    Typically these days I need not say or write anything.

    I write or say anything because I’m an exhibitionist.

    Not because there is any necessity to do so.

    As I have said more than once recently , what Americans themselves say about their own country is worse than what I say.

    Most of my work is done by the steady erosion of your middle class , the destruction of your culture ,

    Neither of which I really have anything to do with.

    20 years ago , yes , I would have frequented a place like CFN to do my bit for the cause.

    But now , again , it’s not really necessary anymore.

  50. SoftStarLight September 13, 2022 at 2:14 am #

    It’s a riveting question. I assume it is rhetorical in nature, except for perhaps an occasional apex predator roaming about or a minion peering in. But i’ll take the liberty to entertain it as a literal question while I still have the liberty to do so.

    No. War is not what I asked for. But war asked for me. And it doesn’t have patience or empathy. This war isn’t isolated or confined to a battlefield. It’s everywhere and everyday. It’s not simply material, but is also of and for the heart and mind and spirit.

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      @ SoftStarLight:


  51. SoftStarLight September 13, 2022 at 2:41 am #

    And if anyone complains? Well, they will be shot. Seems to be the same basic rule whether it is 2022 BC or 2022 AD. Which tells me that the agenda of colonizers and borgs will forever devolve back to base, primal roots no matter what tech veneer is overlaid upon the beast. And in those lie the seeds of destruction such as unabashed greed and selfishness. So that your enlightenment is a bizarre, cosmic sort of groundhog day.

    • Jarek September 13, 2022 at 12:43 pm #

      Have you been able to find Anglin? My usual sources are not working.

      • malthuss September 13, 2022 at 1:12 pm #

        I do not angle in.

      • SoftStarLight September 13, 2022 at 1:53 pm #

        Yeah I noticed a few days ago that when I would go to ds that it’s like the search would just hang up with the bar in the middle and then finally I would get a message that the page was down. I saved a link once to his gab page. I haven’t set up an account on gab but i can see in a little on his page just by going there and he mentioned that the site was down on normie web but their working on it. He is posting at gab too so you can at least kinda stay in touch with what’s going on. There is also this page called darklivenet or something a little strange and if ds is down or the link changes I have gotten the new link there before.

        • Jarek September 13, 2022 at 3:54 pm #

          Yes, they’re after him. His post about the situation has been deleted from the free speech platform, Gab. And the darknet link, which he said would work from Brave, has been blocked.

          But one of the faithful has posted the new address on Gab.

  52. SoftStarLight September 13, 2022 at 3:02 am #

    So much talk of America and Americans and so many accusations. And yet are we certain there is any consensus on what Amercian or America truly means? For example, in my estimation Its doubtful it truly existed by the 1910s. The militarized, industrialized leviathan operating after that era and ever since could only nominally be referred to as America or American. The latest surveillance police state manifestation is not even nominally American.

    • Night Owl September 13, 2022 at 6:44 am #

      True, SSL. The surveillance police state is, in fact, the antithesis of what the United States was founded on.

      Unfortunately, outside interests have corrupted the system through lobbying and the slow erosion of rights.

      The post 9/11 period (with the Patriot Act, etc.) put the wheels in motion in a way not previously experienced. Many of the psyops the marionettes in the government used during that period mirror those used in the Covid Hoax.

      Many of the moronic arguments the Neocons used to support the blossoming police state are now used by “liberals” (in particular) to expand it into something far worse than what one could have imagined back then.

      The people have allowed the police state to be created. Will they allow the digitized global plantation?

      • SoftStarLight September 13, 2022 at 1:58 pm #

        The digitized global plantation is so many levels scarier than your garden variety police state too. Biden signed an executive order yesterday that basically institutes that bioengineering and AI development must be accelerated at all costs to implement for control of the population. So essentially there will be no clinical trials for safety on any new bioengineered products and they also do not have to abide by informed consent.

  53. Redneck Liberal September 13, 2022 at 6:15 am #

    I get the feeling that JHK’s essays are becoming “speculative fiction”:


    • Redneck Liberal September 13, 2022 at 6:31 am #



      • Redneck Liberal September 13, 2022 at 6:39 am #

        “The Russian troops are drunk, and leaving the field”

        • Woodchuck September 13, 2022 at 2:29 pm #

          After you stop posting in here, we’ll be writing about you:

          “RL was drunk too many times and has left the field”.

    • Night Owl September 13, 2022 at 6:49 am #

      Your claim for the last 6 years, over the course of 3 different user names and bans.

      Yet each week you return to be abused.

      • Redneck Liberal September 14, 2022 at 11:05 pm #

        The abuse offered by you is trivial..quite entertaining actually. Keep it up – you’re the start of this show, Night Howler Monkey.

  54. Redneck Liberal September 13, 2022 at 6:36 am #


    You’re clearly an insightful person.
    So either you’ve managed to “turn” MQ, or MQ is just kissing your arse.

    • MaryQueen September 13, 2022 at 8:53 pm #

      I usually like her posts. You might have me confused with someone else, which wouldn’t surprise me, since you can’t keep a thought straight in your pointy noggin.

  55. BackRowHeckler September 13, 2022 at 7:15 am #

    Blue horizon launch had to be aborted yesterday, and it looks like Artemis will never get off the ground. It’s all very puzzling because one wonders what happened to the accumulated knowledge of the 6 decade long American Space program? You would think all of the problems had been solved — by 1969! But that doesn’t seem to be the case.

    The same thing strikes me when I read about automobile recalls, models that are mechanically deficient, systems like engines that were poorly designed and fail — automobiles have been manufactured commercially since about 1895; it’s hard to believe that in 127 years engineers and designers haven’t figured out yet what works and what doesn’t work.

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    • Disaffected September 13, 2022 at 8:29 am #

      With automobiles it’s all about the eternal marketing quest for something “new and improved.” With space programs, it’s all just a boondoggle/grift from the start, since we’ve never put men on the moon in the first place and don’t ever intend to, other than “virtually.” The physics – that thing that nobody understands anymore – simply won’t allow it.

      • JohnAZ September 13, 2022 at 9:43 am #


        Pictures have been taken of the landing sites on the moon from earth based telescopes and orbiters. Just like the Mars rovers landing sites. Footprints were resolved. Wonder how they got there?

        • Disaffected September 13, 2022 at 11:26 am #

          Pictures are easily doctored or manufactured outright. You’re WAY too trusting.

        • Disaffected September 13, 2022 at 11:32 am #

          Shorter answer: PhotoShop or an even better proprietary application. It works wonders. Movie makers and TV are using it everyday now, JAZ, or haven’t you heard?

    • CrusherMuldoon September 13, 2022 at 8:53 am #

      Blue Origin, buddy. Artemis will eventually fly, but the lunar landing is years away because getting the “human landing system” to the moon, requires an operation that can only be described as a kludge

      • BackRowHeckler September 13, 2022 at 8:59 am #

        Yes Blue Origin my mistake.

      • BackRowHeckler September 13, 2022 at 9:08 am #

        Crusher, couldn’t Artemis use the same human landing system that was used 1969-1972? Of course, updated a little bit.

        Also, the plan is to launch astronauts sometime in 2024, less than 2 years from now. That goal probably won’t be met; you wonder how long they can string this thing out?

        • CrusherMuldoon September 13, 2022 at 4:10 pm #

          BRH the Apollo lunar module was made by Grumman and the plans are long gone. The advantage Apollo had was the ability to launch all three spacecraft on one booster-the Saturn 5. This HLS landing system is going to require a propellant depot-and orbiting gas station that will; need to be fueled by 5-14 launches of propellant tanks that will dock with it and transfer fuel. Then the HLS will dock with the depot, fuel and head out to dock with Artemis in lunar orbit. It’s a kludge, Marlin and the rocket to launch all 7-16 flights associated with the HLS has never flown in orbit yet. 2024 is a pipedream. Look for Artemis III to be launched around 2028-if, and it’s a very big if, it’s not cancelled.

          • BackRowHeckler September 14, 2022 at 5:30 am #

            Wow, it all sounds complex — a lot can go wrong.

            Incidentally Crusher, great answer to my question. Sounds like you have direct experience working on the project.

    • MaryQueen September 13, 2022 at 11:23 am #

      Everyone needs to read: http://centerforaninformedamerica.com/moondoggie/

      • Disaffected September 13, 2022 at 11:27 am #

        Don’t bother. It’s been posted many times here before. True believers gotta believe. It’s just what they do.

        • MaryQueen September 13, 2022 at 8:54 pm #

          I’m always hoping new curious eyes may be reading along and want to be entertained (if nothing else) for a few hours.

          Even if I believed in the moon landings, I would enjoy David McGowan’s stylings. I sure miss him, would have loved to see him rip apart the covid hoax.

          • Disaffected September 14, 2022 at 9:08 am #

            OH yeah. Great fearless writer. That’s probably what got him in the end.

      • Disaffected September 13, 2022 at 11:33 am #

        Like 9-11, the fake “moon landings” have been shot through with so many holes that I’m surprised anyone even brings them up anymore. Cognitive dissonance strikes again.

        • Night Owl September 13, 2022 at 2:14 pm #

          I never even bothered looking into any of the moon stuff until a few years ago. The information out there is quite shocking.

          It really is something to go look at some of the equipment in the Naitonal Air and Space museum in DC. Some of it is literally made from foam and foil.

          • Disaffected September 13, 2022 at 5:13 pm #

            Same here. I thought it was mildly interesting at most until I read that “Moondoggie” piece linked above and then started seeing corroborating information everywhere else.

            But it makes so much sense. The US was desperate for a PR victory at the time, with both the Cold War and Vietnam raging abroad and domestic unrest (to say the least!) at home. So NASA became a “content generator” long before anyone even new what “content” was. A helluva lot cheaper than doing the real thing, even if they could actually do it, which they couldn’t.

          • MaryQueen September 13, 2022 at 8:55 pm #

            It’s all laughable when you break down every piece of it. I think they remade the size of the models in the museum because the real sized stuff is so unbelievable.

          • Amman September 13, 2022 at 10:27 pm #

            Basically, 911 blew up the capacity to believe or trust in almost anything. At least everyone knows there is a country called America…… rrright? : /

  56. JohnAZ September 13, 2022 at 9:40 am #

    What I detect is happening is the core of the rocket, the propellant storage, piping, valves and engines systems are mis designed, faulty and unreliable.

    IMHO, they are afraid to light the candle, an explosion could stop the program for along time maybe forever.

    Know what is needed? Elon Musk! And his gang of rocketeers. NASA, like any government agency, will screw it up, overspend, they did, compromise, which they did, Musk has sent folks to space, much lower an attempt than the moon, but he has done it with humans aboard with 100% reliability.

    Artemis has spewed fuel onto the launch pad during count downs. I do not think I would get within a mile of that machine.

    Over-engineered? Bet on it.

    • JohnAZ September 13, 2022 at 9:51 am #

      BTW, I have my eyes on those side solid boosters, they look suspiciously like the ones that blew up challenger.

      The design will get us no where. So many human problems in space, weightlessness being number one. Mark Kelly’s DNA was changed by exposure to zero gravity. Two day old data from a study shows that other shuttle people have altered DNA. Yet no signs of artificial gravity systems anywhere. Radiation needs shielding to block it, can Artemis boost the added weight of water that that would take.

      We need to spend money on Gaia, space is too hard. Elon’s dream of colonizing Mars faces a huge question,


      • BackRowHeckler September 13, 2022 at 10:28 am #

        Good points, JAZ.

        But what about the designs that did work in the Saturn & Apollo programs. Why can’t they be replicated?

        • JohnAZ September 13, 2022 at 11:59 am #


          Each stage of complexity added on to a system decreases its reliability.

          The leak problems are not electronic they are mechanical. I am guessing that like EVs the NASA group has over engineered this project trying to think of everything.

          Remember Challenger, the rings were too cold. One tiny thing goes wrong and boom.

          Adding little tiny things to try to think of everything or computerize everything just degrades reliability.

          Apollo’s computers were so simple, and they only “ran” a small percentage of the ship. They had less capacity than a cell phone.

          People ran Apollo, if Armstrong had not taken control from LEMs computer at the last minute, the Eagle would have crashed.

          • Jarek September 13, 2022 at 12:41 pm #

            Or some ice broke one of the panels, leaving it sticking up a bit. It caught on fire and burned the whole ship and crew.

            So fragile. I realized then we weren’t very advanced at all.

        • CrusherMuldoon September 13, 2022 at 6:32 pm #

          Well, NASA has big plans to “establish a permanent presence ” on the moon. The Apollo landings were “footprints and flag” missions, with none of the surface stays lasting for more than 72 hours. This HLS system which Space X is developing will weigh about 300 ,000 lbs. as it starts down to the moon on Artemis 3. The Lunar module weighed 1/10th of that. Estimated stay time for the first POC and the first woman on the moon is approximately 30 days. The SLS that sits on the pad today could not perform the Apollo lunar mission; You have to remember that the SLS was designed to give U.S. Senators plenty of pork for their respective constituents. NASA’s budget during Apollo was essentially open ended and everything was timed to meet the Kennedy goal.

          • JohnAZ September 13, 2022 at 7:45 pm #

            Yup! I also do not believe that safety and human life is paramount this time. Dangerous!

      • Soul Forensics September 13, 2022 at 4:27 pm #

        Disruption of circadian rhythms, super high nnEMFs, magnetic destruction. All so wonderful for the human body. What’s not to love about the fantasy of human space exploration!

        Just one more reason they’re pushing AI. Only a robot/partial human could survive, let alone thrive, beyond the exosphere. Maybe that’s our future. Experimental space meat for Musk.

    • CrusherMuldoon September 13, 2022 at 6:41 pm #

      John, the space agency has had a long battle with liquid hydrogen because LH2 Molecules are the second smallest size molecules, dwarfed only by liquid helium. Liquid hydrogen will penetrate the tiniest of cracks. In 1990, the shuttle program was plagued with hydrogen leaks and shuttles were moving back and forth from their pads to the assembly building to fix them. You are right about the solid rockets though. However, Artemis has a launch escape system like Mercury and Apollo to pull Orion off a malfunctioning booster.

      • JohnAZ September 13, 2022 at 7:48 pm #

        Apollo 13 was a hydrogen leak, electric spark and explosion.

        The same reason hydrogen cars will never be a reality.

  57. cowbell81 September 13, 2022 at 10:53 am #

    Can’t believe this hasn’t gotten more press, but jazz great Ramsey Lewis died yesterday at age 87. Sad day, sad indeed.

    • elysianfield September 13, 2022 at 11:22 am #

      Your comment brings to mind an embarrassing event. In the very early ’70’s. I and the wife, attended a Ramsey Lewis Trio concert. During one of his sets, I became…almost enraged at the drivel they called music…freeform Jazz. Got up and left, almost having a fist fight with one or several of the other attendees.

      To say I do not understand some forms of Jazz is an understatement. I thought his music was crap, and still do.

      But those were the Bad old Days…I’m much better now….

      …And I apologize to those other attendees.

      • cowbell81 September 13, 2022 at 11:57 am #

        Interesting story elisian, we live and learn I guess and our tastes change. I consider you lucky to have seen Lewis perform live, even if you did walk out in a fit. Oh well, at least you didn’t try assassinating him or going on stage to punch him, which is probably what someone would do in today’s world.

      • Paula D September 13, 2022 at 1:58 pm #

        I still hate freeform jazz.
        Just confessed such to a jazz fan a couple of days ago. She didn’t punch me.

        I took enough music lessons to absolutely hate scales.

        Therefore I do not consider playing scales ”music”, even when accompanied by a drum beat. Nope, not music.

      • Paula D September 13, 2022 at 2:01 pm #

        And I walked out of a Frank Zappa “concert” for the same reason.

        I paid good money and I didn’t consider a auditory assault to be worth it.

        • MaryQueen September 14, 2022 at 8:28 pm #

          I couldn’t stand the one Zappa concert I went to either.

      • MaryQueen September 13, 2022 at 8:58 pm #

        Funny. My mom got shushed by Ella Fitzgerald, as she and her friends were sitting at a table close to the stage and were kinda loud (maybe buzzed but she didn’t admit that – lol).

        She didn’t tell me that story ’til I was like 40 because she was embarrassed.

        • Hereward the Woke September 14, 2022 at 3:35 pm #

          Mary, that reminds me of a colleague who got spat on my a leading punk rocker a few decades a go. It was the high point of his life!

          • MaryQueen September 14, 2022 at 8:29 pm #

            LOL! My mom didn’t see it as a high point. She was still embarrassed 50 years later.

  58. elysianfield September 13, 2022 at 11:16 am #

    From the Situational Awareness report this AM;

    BUREAUS DEMAND REGISTRY INFORMATION: Companies in firearms sales, tobacco sales, and accessory manufacturers are reporting the Census Bureau and licensing agencies are demanding customer information. The bureaus threatened retailers with audits for refusing to give up the personal information of their customers. (AC: The information demanded included things like tracking and order numbers which would allow for auditing what specific items were ordered. This would allow the agencies to back up information gathered with the new Merchant Category Codes to form a more complete threat picture of the people surveilled. – J.V.)

    Accessory manufacturing…

    “Firearms accessoriy” is a very broad category…

    Next they will be coming for the whips, chains, and rubber novelties….


    • cowbell81 September 13, 2022 at 11:19 am #

      LGBTQIA+ demonstrators parading in the streets for Pride Day festivities will of course be exempt from the whips, handcuff, and rubber novelty restrictions.

      Hope they don’t come for my set of kitchen carving knives, or the old machete I have from my bushwhacking days.

  59. 100th Avatar September 13, 2022 at 12:14 pm #

    The beginning of the end of “happy motoring”?

    Cruise, GM’s autonomous taxi service is expanding.

    As I’ve said: the goal is the end of the personally owned vehicle.

    The goal is fleets of autonomous subscriber services.

    The goal is:

    You’ll own nothing and you really don’t have a choice, happy or not


    • JohnAZ September 13, 2022 at 12:38 pm #

      I am constantly scratching my head over what is going on. Is the government feeding us a Line of bull regarding climate change? What is their real reason for promoting alternative energy and EVs, as both have been shown to be insufficient, even close to solving the problem.

      L&G, the end of Happy Motoring IS coming. Peak oil ensures that. We do need ideas to get around the shortages in FF. Biden thinks he can force the issue, that will never happen. Where are the efforts to really find alternatives that will work?

      Nuclear, clean coal are starts.

      Adaptation and populace movement has to occur. The idea that things are going to stay the same is ludicrous. Where is the government on any of this? Invisible.

      • beantownbill. September 13, 2022 at 12:54 pm #

        That’s why we’re likely doomed. We could postpone our demise, but TPTB are either selling us out or are too incompetent to be effective. Take your pick.

      • Woodchuck September 13, 2022 at 2:21 pm #

        There won’t be any “alternative” energy sources that will work to – as JHK says – to keep Walmart, Disneyworld and all the other vacation “worlds” like Gatlinburg in business. Adaptation will consist of learning to live like our ancestors did and occupy the planet that way – or die. Our choice.

      • Night Owl September 13, 2022 at 4:57 pm #

        They have already told you.

        EVs are electric and hooked up to the Internet of Things and the Internet of Bodies. Two concepts you may not be aware of, but I edit articles on this crap on a regular basis.

        You are being pushed toward transportation that most cannot afford, and for those that can, they will be geofenced in based on their compliance with the agenda.

        It isn’t a mystery. They are reducing the population, and pushing those that remain and future generations into a digitally controlled plantation.

        Your general approach to what I have just written reminds me of your approach to Covid — you will slowly move toward the truth over time, while trying to cling to your original belief.

        Good luck.

        • JohnAZ September 13, 2022 at 7:32 pm #

          I move towards the truth always, as it becomes the truth.

          I do not give the doofuses as much credit as you. I think they think they are recreating the world. BS. Too many variables, number one right now the failure of alternative systems and two, the failure of Nato and Ukraine to put down Russia.

          Russia is on the rise, and WEF is falling flat right now.

          Russia does not threaten this country with economic failure, the WEF does.

          • Night Owl September 14, 2022 at 3:45 am #

            There is good evidence that Russia is pursuing its own version of the global plantation.

            Don’t put stock in any country or government to save you. The only thing that will shape the course of this move in our favor is us.

    • Night Owl September 13, 2022 at 5:09 pm #

      “As I’ve said: the goal is the end of the personally owned vehicle.”

      Corret. The climate narrative is another prong of the same attack: you will no longer be able to travel in a private vehicle.

      Those who can actually afford an electric car will have it slightly better, but only i they play ball. The materials required for EVs naturally limit thier numbers.

      Furthermore, you will be energy rationed and charging your vehicle at home will not be possible all of the time. As I mentioned below, these vehicles are also connected to the Internets of Things and Bodies, and you are easily geolocatable and can be geofenced. Your vehicle can also be remotely turned off.

      The EV solves all of the issues with imposing travel restrictions in one fell swoop.

      What many forget is that this is the end game, but we get there incrementally. In Germany they have already outlawed the registration of new ICE vehicles in 2035. They are accellerating the pace, but they will take us to the desination step by step.

      • JohnAZ September 13, 2022 at 7:41 pm #

        You have been watching California. Always a bell weather. Also the leader of economic failure as evidenced by a middle class exodus and unbelievable homelessness.

        Like Cadillacs, EVs will lead the elite crowd. That is all. When the market tops out on EVs, the car manufacturers will be back to gas power. When I worked in the HI tech field, shake outs were inevitable. Fifty companies trying to compete, two survive. EVs are no different.

        Read an article today trying to condemn Toyota for not getting on the EV bandwagon 100%. They want the electric- hybrid to be the driver. I have one, it works. What do you call Toyota in ten years? The survivors and the world wide suppliers of sensible cars and trucks.

        • Night Owl September 14, 2022 at 3:43 am #

          Only if the agenda is seriously set back.

          The agenda stipulates that you and most others don’t get an EV. Those that do, are also slaves, they just get a few more crumbs.

    • Paula D September 14, 2022 at 12:31 pm #

      If they were actually worried about climate change, and not controlling the movement of the population, they would go back to trolleys and trains. EV vehicles are a massive waste of resources, plus they require the stupid system of highways, ambulances and trauma centers that are so expensive to maintain.
      But trolleys and trains are for the masses and they are anonymous. You buy a ticket and you can go wherever you want and they have no way but security cameras to track you.

      They ripped out the entire country’s system of trolleys back in the 20s and 30s, against the wishes of most of the population.
      There was a documentary on YouTube called “Taken For A Ride” that showed old footage of the way GM, Firestone and Standard Oil destroyed the public transportation system and the people trying to stop them, but YT has now taken it down.

      You will stay in your house or pod unless your overlords approve your movement, and they will send a single vehicle to pick you up.

  60. beantownbill. September 13, 2022 at 12:48 pm #

    As my wife and I get older, we feel the necessity of avoiding winter – at least for awhile. We bought a timeshare at the WDW Beach Club Resort about 16 years ago, and every February stay in Florida for 3 weeks, thus shortening our winter. I know what CFNers think about Disney, but we keep to ourselves there and don’t get involved.

    Anyway, this year every timeshare room has been taken in 2022-2023. I’m not going to pay $500 per night for a non-timeshare, so it looks like we’re not going this winter. But we have to get away somewhere warm, so Mrs. BTB and I are thinking of Aruba. Unfortunately, it’s a little too far for me to swim, so we’d have to take a plane, which I hate doing. C’est la vie. We also have to get passports, ours having expired a couple of years ago. At first I didn’t want the government involved in any of my affairs – for obvious reasons. But then I thought the US is failing, so why not have something that allows us to leave Dodge whenever we want – if possible? I recommend having a valid one to get out of the country, if necessary.
    Hopefully, it won’t be, but it’s a good idea to have options.

    So all Disney rooms taken? I thought our economy sucks big time. Upon further thought, maybe people are realizing this will be their last chance to go there, and they should go as soon as they can. I’m not sure Disney World will last much longer as a viable vacation option. Sad, at least for me.

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    • BackRowHeckler September 13, 2022 at 12:57 pm #

      Bill, US Virgin Islands don’t require a passport, and I believe you may be able to get there by boat from Key West.

      • beantownbill. September 13, 2022 at 1:12 pm #

        Thanks, Marlin, but been there, done that. I bought jewelry in St. John once. It’s still too far for me to swim, though. There wasn’t anything to do there; and I didn’t have a good experience on my one-time cruise. I’d still have to take a plane. And getting a passport might be a good idea. I’ve never been to Aruba, but my daughter has a few times and liked it. Maybe BVI. Tortola might be another option.

      • hustled enough September 13, 2022 at 3:48 pm #

        Hi beantownbill (and BackRowHeckler),
        You can also fly into the US Virgin islands–St Thomas. And then take ferries out from there…

        • elysianfield September 13, 2022 at 8:16 pm #

          “Virgin islands”

          …Shamelessly misnamed….

    • cowbell81 September 13, 2022 at 1:09 pm #

      Have you thought about winter vacationing somewhere in Texas, or maybe even further down in Mexico? At least you could drive to those places.

      • beantownbill. September 13, 2022 at 1:23 pm #

        My wife wants to go to Mexico. Her hair stylist lives there now. She’s top-notch – New York/Hollywood quality, does shows all over the world, etc. She recently moved to Mexico, but comes up here every few weeks to service her old customers. My wife wants to see her there. I don’t think I want to go to Mexico. Thanks for the suggestion.

        • cowbell81 September 13, 2022 at 1:30 pm #

          Well at least you’d have someone local to show you the sights, and maybe to even stay with. That would make you look less like an inexperienced gringo ripe for easy pickings to the hoodlums.

      • BackRowHeckler September 13, 2022 at 1:27 pm #

        I’ve always wanted to check out the ‘Redneck Riviera’ on Florida’s panhandle. Had a friend move down there and the first year his house got leveled by a hurricane lol.

        • Disaffected September 13, 2022 at 5:19 pm #

          Humid as hell and buggy, with the added bonus of paper mill stench in many places. What’s not to love? Don’t like FL in general, but if you must, the Atlantic Coast is the place to be. The Gulf, not so much.

          The only advantage to the Gulf coast is the slower lifestyle, if that’s your thing.

          • benr September 14, 2022 at 6:42 am #

            Sitting in a hotel room in Niceville Florida and I can attest the pace of life is a bit slower than San Diego.
            Going for a hike today at turkey creek park.
            Looking for gators and after I will look at the water levels at Choctawhatchee bay and later this week in Pensacola.

    • malthuss September 13, 2022 at 1:14 pm #

      I thought our economy sucks big time.

      You are right, its a debt system nearing a planned collapse.

      start at youtube with various channels there.

      • JohnAZ September 13, 2022 at 7:54 pm #

        Made the comment many times.

        The jig is up when creditors want their money.

        Who are the creditors? Retirements, savings for the future.

        Baby boomers want their IRAs

        • malthuss September 13, 2022 at 9:17 pm #

          I d note creditors are Chinese. and other governments.

  61. GarryOwenTroop September 13, 2022 at 2:29 pm #

    Given past experience with the GOP, I have serious doubts about any accountability coming from the District of Criminals. Still waiting for the repeal of Obamacare.

    • SoftStarLight September 13, 2022 at 3:27 pm #

      I’ve decided to continue to participate in the election system until that is taken away or my ability to participate is taken away. Personally I won’t vote for any Democrat in the given circumstances because they will always support the WEF globalist program. I won’t vote for most Republicans either. At this time I only vote for candidates that expressly make a point to espouse America First policies as well as anti-globalist, anti-WEF positions. The established GOP is a controlled opposition mirage

  62. hustled enough September 13, 2022 at 3:44 pm #

    Dear JHK Admin,
    I appreciate your willingness to double down on your faith in the Russian ability to steamroller Ukraine. Even though I disagree with the claim that Ukraine was asking for it, and got what it deserved, I admire your willingness to go to the mat for your hopes for Russia’s eventual victory. As I said before, I think the Russians win, but not through battlefield might. The Russians have proven themselves inept in conventional warfare. The events of the past couple of weeks shows this pretty clearly.

    First, hoping that “the Russians appear to have made an orderly, tactical retreat from the outskirts of Kharkov, inducing the NATO-trained Ukraine forces eastward across the Siverskyi Donets River and out into the flat, open country where they will be cut off, cauldroned, and slaughtered,” needs to be placed along side the evidence of the activity of the war. If what you say is true, why didn’t the Russians do that BACK in March -July in the areas that look like this when they had MORE equipment and armaments and soldiers? The Russians NEVER had the devastating battlefield success you confidently predict that they are going to have now, now that they are withdrawing. What evidence do you offer to support this hopeful claim of Russia’s eventual success? The eyewitness accounts of Russians throwing weapons away as they ride bicycles out of Izium? A strategically important hub they need to help prosecute the war in the Dumbass? Do you actually think the Russian high command has the chops of a Marshall Pisudski in the Battle of Warsaw? Well, do you know something I don’t on that one?

    Second, “Russia could have completely disabled the Zelensky regime in an afternoon with air power, but they did not want to smash up the country’s vital infrastructure and foreclose the peoples’ future.” Is that so? On what basis did they then allow the Ukrainians to advance now? If the Russians had such OVERWHELMING air power superiority, why haven’t we seen them open up the incalculable can of whoop ass before now?

    In the South, you do not have to be a military genius to see that Ukraine aims to cut Russian forces off in Kherson (just how many bridges and pontoons can the Ukrainians blow up, and then eliminate the un-suppliable Russian pocket?). I am unsure if the Ukrainians can succeed, but the collapse of the Russian effort in the East means that those 25,000 troops are under incredible morale pressures. Ukrainian probabilities of success are much higher this week in the South than was the case a week ago.

    The fact is that this is a mess for the Kremlin. I think it goes one of two ways. Putin collapses or enough people still believe in him and the Eurasian project to be willing to launch the tactical nukes to reset the battlefield. That is the most likely path that will lead to WWIII, not the Ukrainian ability to kick Russian butt. And if that is true, the threat of nuclear war is still a threat—even if Russia wins this war. Why? Because a Putin Russia will miscalculate again. The Baltics come to mind—and then shit gets real, because if they get away with nukes in Ukraine, they will do it again against the Baltics and that is a bridge too far. So, if I understand your view correctly. we avoid WWIII, if we give the Russians everything they want for their “legitimate” security needs—and that is basically an energy subservient Western Europe and post WWII Soviet era borders. I disagree with you.

    Finally, you think that helping Ukraine to remain unassimilated by Russia is not in the US or in Europe’s interests? “Nothing about our involvement in Ukraine is in the interest of the American people. Our foreign policy establishment has shown a blind animus toward Russia for no apparent good reason.” Sorry, but no. No, because the end result of a Russian success is an expansionist and invigorated Russia with Europe under its energy dominating thumb. And that is NOT in the US interests, at all (Note: You have never explained why that outcome would be in the US’ interests). And if that means that the Europeans are going to take a hit? Than they are going to take the hit. And there will be unrest, for sure. And more people in Ukraine will die, but the longer this crapshow goes on, the more Russian domestic political resistance and unrest you are going to see in Russia—especially if there is a general mobilization. When conscripted Russians go home in large numbers of body bags, … this is not going to end well for the Russians. Just ask the Soviets about the impact of Afghanistan ….

    • cowbell81 September 13, 2022 at 3:55 pm #

      Dear West: Just stop all the posturing and aggressive behaviors right along the Russian borders and on their frontiers. Is that too much to ask? If you can follow this simple rule, the entire problem will be solved.

      • CrusherMuldoon September 13, 2022 at 4:11 pm #


      • hustled enough September 13, 2022 at 8:31 pm #

        Hi cowbell81,
        Dear Russia: Just stop the ill conceived Eurasian Project with its attendant posturing and aggressive behaviours right along the Ukraine borders (also, it would be ever so nice if you give back the parts of Ukraine you stole, including the Crimea… just saying). Is that too much to ask?
        Dear Non-Russian Eurasian Sphere of Influence: Well, sport, yes it is too much to ask, because Russia’s spiritual need is to oppose and overthrow the spread of decadent Western corruptions and perversions of … (add your list here) in the name of Russian spiritual innocence and purity … (list here)…. etc.
        PS. There is no simple rule here apart from acquiescence to our desires… that will solve the current problem. Don’t worry, we have future problems to solve by moving further West…

    • BackRowHeckler September 13, 2022 at 5:02 pm #

      A better question “Just ask NATO about the impact of Afghanistan …”

      • BackRowHeckler September 13, 2022 at 5:23 pm #

        And it wasn’t 40 years ago but just a year ago in August.

        The truth is Ukraine’s latest offensive in the east has made some headway, creating a salient into Russian held territory similar to the German movement west in the Battle of the Bulge in Dec. 1944. It’s a last desperate gambit; Ukrainian forces, having exhausted themselves, surrounded on three sides, will be cut off and destroyed, just as the Germans were. And that will be that.

        One puzzling thing, I’ve seen more battlefield video of Cuba in 1898, and the Philippines in 1902, than I have of these supposed epic battles on the Russian steppe in 2022. Miles of video exist of action on the Western Front 1914-1918. Where is the embedded news coverage of this war, besides press releases from Kiev’s propaganda bureau? This is especially puzzling when you consider every soldier out there has a cellphone. It’s hard to believe none of them are recording anything then downloading it to outside news organizations. This ain’t adding up.

        • Paula D September 13, 2022 at 7:16 pm #

          That’s because they are downloading them to TikTok, not the self-identified legitimate media, which would never air them.

          And the self-identified legitimate media is not on the frontlines nowadays. They sit in Warsaw, filing the propaganda they are handed by Kiev and the Pentagon.

        • Paula D September 13, 2022 at 7:23 pm #

          The Russian soldiers don’t have cellphones.

          The Donbass militias do. I’m not sure about the Ukies, but I have seen mercenary videos,

        • Paula D September 13, 2022 at 10:15 pm #

          I just watched a mercenary video. Dude is American, with other Americans, and wearing a Go Pro!!!
          His friend gets killed and he gets pissed and screams “You’re all gonna DIE!!”
          And then he dies.
          They found his Go Pro on his dead body and uploaded it to Telegram.

      • hustled enough September 13, 2022 at 7:44 pm #

        Hi BackRowHeckler,
        Not much, actually. It was Biden’s prescience about that albatross that allows US to combat Russia today.

    • Disaffected September 13, 2022 at 5:07 pm #

      Does this mean we’ll have to all learn to speak Ukrainian? Or is it Russian? Or maybe Chinese?

      So many boogeymen these days I can’t keep track anymore? The MIC thanks you for your support.

      • BackRowHeckler September 13, 2022 at 6:53 pm #

        Well, when Ukraine finally throws in the towel it will be interesting to see how it is explained away, and where the $75 billion is. Stock boogeymen like Systemic Racism, Climate Change, MAGA, & the Covid Pandemic won’t cut it.

        • hustled enough September 13, 2022 at 8:21 pm #

          And BackRowHeckler,
          At what point would you be willing to change your mind about what you believe? Unless you also believe that this is all kabuki theatre until the Russians get serious and start dropping nuclear ordinance?

          • BackRowHeckler September 13, 2022 at 8:56 pm #

            Hustled Enough I believe a rapprochement can be established with Russia and what amounts to a Ukrainian/Russian border dispute can be worked out — but as long as the US pours weapons into Ukraine there’s no chance Putin will negotiate anything; and if past wars are any indication this will get nastier the longer it lasts. You mention nuclear weapons; yes, that is a possibility. The fact is, Russia will not lose. I heard Putin say “Russia never again will be invaded from the West.” This tells me that historical memories of events in 1812, 1914 & 1941 motivate Putin as much as more recent events like NATOs abrogation of the Minsk Accord and US meddling in Ukrainian elections.

          • hustled enough September 13, 2022 at 11:20 pm #

            Hi BackRowHeckler,
            Thanks for the reply. We are unlikely to agree but I thank you for your willingness to engage.

            About Minsk… I think it is not very serious to say that Ukraine violated the provisions when you say nothing about Russian transgressions therein. I can agree that both sides violated the agreement but your failure to mention Russian duplicity in breaking the accords is a major problem with your claim. For example: The Agreements stated that “foreign forces” were to withdraw. Russia who had (and currently has) forces in the Dumbass and who denied it (even in the face of dead / captured regular Russian Army “volunteers” from the 6th Separate Tank Brigade and the later active engagement of the 200th Motorised Infantry Brigade) kept its troops in the region fighting. So, no, I don’t grant the framing you want to use. If you want to add that it is quite openly stated by Russians in government positions, like Vladislav Sirkov, who stated that the Minsk Agreements were the first legitimate division of Ukraine aimed at its total reconquest, your claim, as I have said, feels deeply unserious–to me.

            And if we are going o talk about US meddling, talk about Russian meddling. I find it interesting that folks here follow JHK Admin’s lead in denying the autonomy of Ukraine–as if it is a puppet of either East or West. I think that is naive, simplistic, and very dangerous. A possible equivalent would be to call those who follow the former President Trump “puppets on strings” without autonomy. I find that claim deeply offensive for the obvious reason that it denies those folks who follow the former President a sense of agency, history, and lived understanding of their own lives. I would extend the same charity to the Ukrainians–their understanding of their lives does not match that of Russian propagandists who spread their crap in the West to anyone who will listen.

          • Paula D September 14, 2022 at 12:37 pm #

            Hustled Enough spews bullshit again.
            Russia was not a party to the Minsk Accords.
            The Minsk Accords were an agreement between Ukraine and the Donbass people who refused to accept the 2014 coup and wanted autonomy and basic human rights, like the right to speak their own language.

            There is no way that Russia could break an agreement it was not a party to.
            And it is beyond stupid to claim that Russians were already in Donbass AND also invaded Donbass in February.

            Only those skilled in DoubleThink (probably on the payroll of Big Brother) can twist themselves into such statements.

            No reason for straight thinkers to believe such bullshit, no matter how confidently stated.

          • Jarek September 14, 2022 at 2:31 pm #

            If Russia were to invade Eastern Europe, Paula would support it. Russia is her nations and she’s a blind, “my country right or wrong” type patriot.

          • hustled enough September 15, 2022 at 1:03 am #

            Hi Paula D,
            Two things. Minsk was signed by a number of people, including the Russian Ambassador to Ukraine and Russian representative Mikhail Zurabov–both of them. Even if what you said was true, the fact is that you apparently agree with the claims I advanced concerning Russia’s unwillingness to stop fighting beside the separatists. That seems like active participation by Russia to undermine the accords, doesn’t it? So, please square that for me.

            Second, do you really mean this? “And it is beyond stupid to claim that Russians were already in Donbass AND also invaded Donbass in February.” Because you do realise that one can be in a part of an Oblasts that your proxies control (and which you helped them to control) and invade the part of the same Oblasts that your proxies do not control. If you cannot acknowledge tat possibility, I can’t help you.

      • elysianfield September 13, 2022 at 8:14 pm #

        “Does this mean we’ll have to all learn to speak Ukrainian? Or is it Russian? Or maybe Chinese”

        Learn how to be speakin’ Jive, Yo!

        • Disaffected September 14, 2022 at 9:01 am #

          I was pretty good at Jive back in the day. Little out of practice now, but yo, I could get all jiggy wid’ it agin soon enuf, I reckin.

    • CrusherMuldoon September 13, 2022 at 6:54 pm #

      Well, first of all, I can guarantee you that the Russians are not using their most sophisticated weapon against Ukraine Why would they? Why give the West a complete idea what their capabilities are, Secondly, why didn’t they bomb Ukraine back into the Stone Age? Well, it’s kind of obvious. Since the Russians want to integrate Ukraine into Greater Russia, why should they destroy a country that when occupied (and it will be) will have to be built from the ground up like Germany was after World War 2? So, you honestly think that if the Russians secure their borders by making sure the Ukraine never joins NATO, we’ll have an expansionist Russia moving west and goggling up all the nations in its path until they reach the Atlantic Ocean? If you do, you would have loved the domino theory dealing with Communism that was so 1960s I will tell you this: the more support the West gives Ukraine the longer and more savage the fighting will get. I bet this winter, a lot of Europeans and Americans will wonder how they’re going to heat and light their homes and how
      “We Stand With Ukraine will sound through chattering teeth.

      • hustled enough September 13, 2022 at 7:55 pm #

        Hi CrusherMuldoon,
        “So, you honestly think that if the Russians secure their borders by making sure the Ukraine never joins NATO, we’ll have an expansionist Russia moving west and goggling up all the nations in its path until they reach the Atlantic Ocean?”
        That is not what I said. I said: “So, if I understand your view correctly. we avoid WWIII, if we give the Russians everything they want for their “legitimate” security needs—and that is basically an energy subservient Western Europe and post WWII Soviet era borders.”

        Second, looking at the scholarship on Putin and the Eurasian Project (see for example Tim Snyder, The Road to Unfreedom) the picture is very different from the one JHK Admin wants to paint, which is an inaccurate one.

        And as for, the claim: “Why give the West a complete idea what their capabilities are, Secondly, why didn’t they bomb Ukraine back into the Stone Age?” Quick answer: Because they are losing, right now. What would it take to change your mind? Would the collapse of the Kherson pocket do it, or will you hold on—as JHK Admin will–to the “Just you wait for the Russian Bear to finally show what it is made of!!!!! It will knock the Ukrainian socks off!!!! In a boiling cauldron sea of Kyiv soup (with a nice side order of pickled herring, because, well, why not?).”

        What I think you are really saying is: The Russians will use nuclear weapons. If that is it, just say it, and point out to us how big and tough and scruff the Russians are for doing such things. That is what REAL MEN do! Blow up innocent folks by the tens and hundreds of thousands. And if they do this, well then congratulations, they will have truly saved Ukraine from “Nazis” by levelling it…

        • Jarek September 14, 2022 at 2:33 pm #

          Where were you and your delicate conscience when the Ukies were shelling the Donbas for the last decade, killing thousands?

          Shame on you.

          • hustled enough September 15, 2022 at 12:35 am #

            Where were you and your delicate conscience when the Russians and their proxies were shelling the Dumbass for the last decade, killing many on the Ukraine side?

            Shame is something that can be shared, Jarek…

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

            The Dumbass? Why you worthless sack of shit.

          • hustled enough September 15, 2022 at 3:50 pm #

            Hi Jarek,
            I am sorry I hurt your feelings.
            You should still feel shame over what your Russian and Russian backed compadres were doing in your neck of the woods before war was declared (sorry, before the “special military operation” was declared)

        • CrusherMuldoon September 15, 2022 at 5:34 pm #

          Nobody is talking about post World War II Soviet borders: we’re talking about keeping NATO out a country bordering Russia-Ukraine. YOU think the Russians are looking to reclaim their old post World War 2 borders. -not me. By the way cutting off energy supplies to the Europeans? It’s called tit for tat. You supply weaponry that prevents us from achieving our foreign policy goal of keeping NATO from a country that directly borders us-we cut off your energy supply. Sic transit gloria mundi. You’re seeing the world through the eyes of an 18-year-old. In addition, you’re clueless about issues involving military strategy.

    • JohnAZ September 13, 2022 at 7:00 pm #

      You have presented an anti Russia pro Nato discussion on the war. I can understand your viewpoint as a guard against Russian expansion in Europe. A few thoughts

      Russia should be part of the EU as THEY requested in 2014. Just as a few states provide oil for the US, Russia and the Ukraine region should be providing oil for Europe.

      OH NO says mighty Uncle Sam. We cannot have Russia having advantage in Europe and the need for Nato compromised. The MIC might lose its main target, reason for existence. Someone earlier made the observation that the US has spent more time at war than not. It may not be that bad, but it has been every generation until the last has gone to war of some sorts.

      All in the name of liberty and democracy. The same attributes the government is trying to take away from us now.

      You are stuck in a bad Russia, good US position. Let me give you another. Bad WEF, bad US government, good Tea Party conservative, developing BRICS alliance to counter the WEF takeover. Putin knows if the WEF takes over the West he is next. The Ukraine is a knife in his gut in Russia, he warned Nato in 2014 that Ukraine inclusion would cause war, Nato manipulated Ukraine, think Biden and Obama, and Putin enforces Red Lines unlike the US.

      What has happened is a disaster for the US and Europe. Russia has what it wants, it has a defensive border in Ukraine to stop any tomfoolery from the WEF led West. They will hold on to what they have. The final goal is isolation of Ukraine from the Black Sea and its being removed as a threat. Oil is what this whole thing is about from the beginning, who will control European WEF oil. Right now, it is Russia. A very dangerous thing is happening though, Russia is turning Asian. Finding oil markets in Asia is going to drive them away from Europe. The geopolitics of the world right now says that will be a disaster from Europe’s viewpoint. If they lose Russia totally, the WEF better find a new source for Europe to get oil and gas as the US cannot supply them.

      The war is a proxy. Valuable lessons have been learned, the most important is that technology has just about cancelled out the conventional weapons on both sides. The only successful strategy seems to be the Russian siege techniques.

      It is a mystery why the Russians have not used the German, US inspired blitzkrieg all out war technique to blast the Ukes out. Maybe someday Putin will explain himself. Right now, I shake my head at the Russ inability to just march right in. Have we the West been afraid of a paper tiger for all these years?

      I wonder how many test wells are being explored in Greenland?

      • hustled enough September 13, 2022 at 8:12 pm #

        Yes I did do that, JohnAZ.
        You present an anti-Ukraine, anti-West counterpoint that is de rigeur here.
        I do not subscribe to your views that 2014 was the “shock, shock, horror” point that gave Putin resolve to assimilate Ukraine. Putin had made it clear before then that he wanted a “Greater Russia” and he was happy with Ukraine as long as it was a puppet state that did what it was told. Well, unfortunately, it didn’t. The problem with JHK Admin’s analysis (and the de rigeur analyses here) is that it completely disregards the possibility that Ukraine is anything other than a puppet–of the West or of Russia, and that is its only role historically, economically, and politically. That is a mistake, in my opinion. It is wrong historically, and the current events show regular Ukrainians fighting against what they see as a despotic and barbaric invader. You can dismiss these folks as delusional or liars, or you can meet them where THEY are–in the middle of a conflict that they are willing to fight and die for–with MORE fighting spirit than the Russians are currently showing…

        And as for blitzkrieg–the Russians tried, and failed, and withdrew from Kyiv. Just also remember, such tactics require command of the skies for long term success–just look at the Germans during the Ardennes Offensive in 1944. No air… kabluey… Has Russia finally achieved total air superiority? If you are launching cruise missiles from aircraft in Belarus air space that says a lot about air dominance in Ukraine …

        • CrusherMuldoon September 14, 2022 at 5:38 am #

          So let me guess. Using stand-off missiles to attack a target is a dumb idea, right? How about the Russians just send in manned fighter bombers and risk the loss of expensive machines and trained pilots? That sounds so much more………macho. Geezus..Just another amateur Patton blowing hot air here.

          • hustled enough September 14, 2022 at 9:20 am #

            Hi CrusherMuldoon,
            Its is a very sensible idea. The fact that they are not raining death and destruction down on the Ukrainians could be because they are waiting for the right moment as you suggest, but don’t you think you should entertain the idea that it is because they don’t have the number they would need to do as you say, and they have to economise? Why not that number of them? They have been using a lot over time and those precision munitions need a lot of specialised parts and well, sanctions are hurting Russia, just as Putin as conceded on various occasions.

            Having said that, I expect that the Russians will destroy civilian infrastructure necessary during the winter, but that is something the Ukrainians expect. They just think that starting so early is probably a tad stupid, but the Kharkiv attacks were a signal to the Ukrainians about Russian intent. But if you want to keep your freedom from an oppressor, you know you will have to sacrifice and suffer. I think Ukraine knows and accepts that reality.

      • Jarek September 14, 2022 at 2:35 pm #

        When Putin asked Clinton about Russia joining NATO, Clinton didn’t even bother to answer. He just laughed in his face.

    • Paula D September 13, 2022 at 7:19 pm #

      Gosh, why didn’t the Russians cauldron the Ukrainians back in March, when the Ukrainians were not there?

      This is a question for the military experts, for sure.

      It is a mystery, my son. And the fact that it puzzles you shows why you have been hustled so many times.

      What a doofus!

      • hustled enough September 13, 2022 at 8:15 pm #

        Hi Paula D,
        And your inability to actually think about the question speaks to your level of incuriosity. And yes, I have been hustled a lot, especially by folks who think that covering a lack of thoughtful counter-argument by relying on insults is some sign of intellectual superiority! 🙂

        • Paula D September 13, 2022 at 10:19 pm #

          Why don’t I think about why the Russians didn’t attack a cauldron in March that wasn’t there until September?

          Because that is not a difficult question to answer, without pondering at all.

          The fact that you are still dithering about it only proves that it doesn’t take much intellect to be your intellectual superior.

          • hustled enough September 13, 2022 at 11:24 pm #

            Paula D!
            You are AMAZING!!!
            I just wanted you to know that. 🙂

    • MaryQueen September 13, 2022 at 9:17 pm #

      Thanks for regurgitating The Telegraph, Guardian, NYSlimes and CNN.

      I’m sure everyone appreciates it!

      Especially RedNut Libtard.

      • Paula D September 13, 2022 at 10:21 pm #

        And he clearly thinks that he is posing thought provoking ideas, not just regurgitating what we all hear from msm 24/7, lol.

        What a doofus!

      • hustled enough September 13, 2022 at 11:33 pm #

        Hi MaryQueen,
        Thank you for offering us the reasoned assessments of Russian propagandists filtered through western commentators. You might have to cut out a number of Russian milbloggers who disagree with you and who have begun turning against the Russian strategy in Ukraine, but, that is not a problem. So, even if some, and it is only a few (at the moment) cheerleaders for the Kremlin have begun to change their tune, it is not a problem, right?

        You will stay the course! And double down! And you will be vindicated in your faith (hopefully). And I know for a fact that the majority of folks here appreciate your efforts in this regard (except RNL)

        It is a pity that the way Russia “wins” is by turning Ukraine into a nuclear wasteland (my speculation), but you are good with that, right, because Russia has “god” or “history” or “destiny” or “something” on its side… right?

        • Jarek September 14, 2022 at 2:55 pm #

          Who is shelling the nuclear power plant? The Russians? They control it so why would they?

          It’s the demonic Zelensky regime, controlled by the International Bankers.

          • Q. Shtik September 14, 2022 at 6:24 pm #

            controlled by the International Bankers. – Jar


            Why is it always the International Bankers, never the National Bankers? 😉

          • hustled enough September 15, 2022 at 12:33 am #

            Hi Jarek, Since no one knows for sure, it would be as easy to blame the Russians for the explosions. If you want a reason, there is speculation that the Russians are looking for an excuse to put the reactor solely under their “protection” and to use it for powering only its conquered territory. Could the Ukrainians be doing it? Yes. I admit the possibility. Can you admit that the Russians could be doing it for their own ends?

          • Jarek September 15, 2022 at 3:03 am #

            Money knows no borders and has no loyalty, Q. They’ve been waiting a long time for the Economy as a whole to catch up to them. Now it has and the conquest of the Earth is possible.

        • MaryQueen September 15, 2022 at 5:59 pm #

          I don’t have a ‘side’ but I do know what’s going on because I don’t listen to the CIA-paid media.

    • hustled enough September 14, 2022 at 12:02 am #

      Hey all,
      Now that the Kremlin has acknowledged that Russia got its arse kicked around Kharkiv, will we likely see a pivot in what folks believe here, in line with Russian views? Or will some of you entertain the possibility that this struggle is not going the way that Russia intended?

      Also, does the current bru-ha-ha between Armenia and Azerbaijan signal some internal fracturing with the former Soviet block regions? I mean, if your army is getting the shit kicked out of it in Ukraine, can you keep peace amongst fractious internal republics?

      Just asking…

    • Anthea September 14, 2022 at 10:56 pm #

      @ hustled enough:

      “the end result of a Russian success is an expansionist and invigorated Russia with Europe under its energy dominating thumb.”

      1. Your assertion that Russia is expansionist has no basis in fact. To call it speculation is too kind. It’s mere propaganda.

      2. You say that because Russia has a vast fossil fuel resources, it therefore follows that Europe must be “”under its energy dominating thumb.” In fact, it is not unusual at all for some countries to possess resources that are not possessed by other countries. Often they are such natural resources and fossil fuels or minerals. Sometimes they are fisheries. In other cases they may be industrial and manufacturing capabilities. The interdependency of the various nations of the world is a pretty regular thing. The sensible (if not always customary) approach to these imbalances is to engage in peaceful trade. Much of the world has long been heavily dependent on Middle Eastern oil. The US is dependent on China for manufactured goods–including many of great strategic importance–along with pharmaceuticals.

      It kind of appears to me that the only way Europe, along with China and India and the rest of Asia could avoid this dreaded dependency on Russia for energy requirements would be either a de facto conquest of Russia by the US–or a return to the era during which Russia’s resources were looted by Western oligarchs. Hence, I think it is fair to assume that this is what you are advocating. Thus, it should be clear that Russia is correct in viewing this conflict as existential.

      I am also not seeing how it would be disadvantageous for Europe, China, India, and Asia to be dependent on Russia, as compared to being dependent on the the US or Western oligarchs. Europe has been under the thumb of the US for a good long time, and the effects have been far from beneficial.

      In addition, energy dependency on Russia or anyone else is unnecessary. Most energy needs can be provided for with nuclear power.

      3. In a more recent comment, you state that, “Russia’s spiritual need is to oppose and overthrow the spread of decadent Western corruptions and perversions….” That would be their business and not ours. However, you seem to be implying that Russia is intent on reanimating the Medieval Crusades and will, at the earliest opportunity, sally forth in shining armour, mounted on war horses and carrying banners bearing crosses, to conquer the world’s heathen.

      Do I really need to point out that your speculations have wandered over into the realm of fantasy?

      • hustled enough September 15, 2022 at 12:47 am #

        Hi Anthea,
        “1. Your assertion that Russia is expansionist has no basis in fact. To call it speculation is too kind. It’s mere propaganda.”

        You do not have any knowledge of Russian history to make a comment like that. Just ask those who have historical experience of Russian expansionism.

        As for 2. You probably haven’t noticed the way the Russians have used European reliance on its energy resources to try and bend Europe to its will. Sorry, your claim does not wash. One does not have to conquer Russia to get oil if Russia is willing to play by the rules of the international order, one of which is to not invade sovereign nations so that it can assimilate it into a “Greater Russia.” If Russia was acting in a less self-aggrandising way, it would just trade with other nations without trying to get them to allow it to destroy a sovereign state. As it is, no one has the stomach for invading Russia since, well, it has a nuclear arsenal that would guarantee mutually assured destruction for it and its invaders. So, I find this claim unconvincing…

        As for 3. Well, Anthea, it is our business when it is making such claims AGAINST US! And follows it up with actions consistent with an expansionist Eurasian project. You might want to read some of the people that Putin reads with approval. They are not squeamish about the need to protect Russia through expansion–which by the way is a classic piece of Russian thinking in support of expanding.

        • Anthea September 15, 2022 at 4:52 pm #

          @ hustled enough:

          The former USSR encompassed quite a few countries. (That’s why it was called “The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.”) In this way, the USSR was identical to the US (United States). I am not aware of any other historical Russian expansionism.

          Actually, I am not aware of any example of Russia trying to “bend Europe to its will.” Perhaps you can provide an example of this.

          Now, admittedly, the Russians have stipulated that when they sell energy to Europe, they expect to get paid. So there’s that.

          As for the “rule” not to invade sovereign nations, um, says who? I am unaware of any such rule. Did all the nations of the world draw up a document to that effect, after which all of them signed on the dotted line? Or did you just pull this out of your ass? Perhaps you could provide a citation for this assertion.

          If there were such a rule, there would of course be occasions when it would not apply–such as when a nation’s own sovereignity is threatened, as by a threat to place hostile military installations on that nation’s borders, or when one’s own people within the borders of another nation are being killed en mass by shelling them. E.g., if Mexico decided to shell communities of Americans living in Mexico, killing them by the tens of thousands, the US would likely respond. Or if Mexico had plans to place hostile military installations on the US border, it is likely that the US would respond, perhaps by invasion. This might not be our first recourse; we might seek to resolve the problem through diplomacy. But we see that in Russia’s case, at least eight years were expended trying to resolve these issues through diplomacy, to no avail.

          I see no indication that Russia is acting in a “self-aggrandizing” way. Please provide an example.

          You say “no one has the stomach for invading Russia.” So how else do you propose to gain control of Russia’s resources? You have said that it is the very fact that Russia controls energy resources that is at issue.

          Um…what claims is Russia making “AGAINST US!” (All caps with exclamation mark.) You have not stated what these claims are. What people do Putin read “with approval”? How do you know these authors have his approval? How do you know which of their writings meet with his approval? I read a lot of stuff with some degree of approval, often also with some degree of disapproval or with reservations. So what? You are fantasizing again.

          The US itself has, from its earliest history, engaged in expansionist policies to protect its borders. (That was both during and after invading sovereign nations.) Such was certainly one reason for westward expansion. Several other nations would have liked to lay claim to parts of our western frontiers (England, Spain, France). The US has invaded many sovereign nations for a variety of reasons.

          I think you might have trouble finding any nation that is “squeamish” about protecting itself through expansion, where it has reason to believe its sovereignty is at stake.

          • hustled enough September 16, 2022 at 7:36 pm #

            Hi Athena,
            Thank you for your thoughtful reply. Given that the next blog is up, I am not certain you will come back for merely, but let me answer some of what you raise.

            1. “I am not aware of any other historical Russian expansionism.” The USSR was made up of a “federation of smaller “republics.” But these were not like the US. The US is a federal republic with a democratic form of governance, though in practice it works more like an oligarchy. The USSR was an authoritarian structure in which the rights of “member republics” were heavily curtailed. As for the history of Russian expansionism, check out any history of Russia. Poland was a sovereign nation before being dismembered by Austria, Prussia, and Russia, by the 18th Century. The lion’s share of territory went to Russia. It was not just the Bolsheviks who looked westward…

            2. Bending Europe to its will. An example–using the excuse of “maintenance” to curtail gas exports to Europe. Russia is using this as leverage against European sanctions in other areas. SO, it keeps escalating. You may be sympathetic to Russia, but it is using its leverage against Europe to try and get the Europeans to change tact (Please note: No-one actually believes that the sanctions are themselves the material cause of Russia stopping gas supplies to Europe; not when an oil leak has stopped all supplies, indefinitely…).

            3. The rule of law and the just war doctrine. Basic line: You can go to war with folks but you have to be able to justify it. Even Putin isn’t talking about de-nazification anymore. The bio-lab BS isn’t true. None of that is true, and he isn’t trying to justify it on anything other than “returning Ukraine to its rightful place as part of the “greater Russian” nation. At least that expansionist rhetoric is closer to the mark concerning Russian intentions.

            4. What would count as evidence for you concerning “self-aggrandising”? If 3 won’t swing it for you, what do you think would count? Because if making yourself bigger by trying to destroy a sovereign nation is trying to make yourself wanting to feel more self-important (e.g., “I am bigger so I am better!”). I mean, Putin speaks of the return of a Greater Russia. Isn’t that self-aggrandising rhetoric?

            5. I don’t propose to get Russia’s resources. Russia should accept peaceable relations amongst nations and not try and corner a big chunk of the lithium market (Ukraine is rich in lithium…). It should trade like well-behaved nation do…

            6. ” How do you know which of their writings meet with his approval?” Because he tells us that he reads these guys and their ideas pop up in his public addresses and on state media which is closely monitored by the Kremlin.

            7. Yes, the US has doe as you said. But I don’t see it invading Mexico at the moment or Canada for that matter. So, “both sides do it” doesn’t wash here. I grant that the US actively tends its neighbourhood but invasion on this scale? Apparently, the US learned is lesson in Iraq and got out of there and Afghanistan as well. Russia is doubling down. I do not believe that this ends well for Russia. It is a pity that Ukraine has to bear the brunt of this…

  63. Q. Shtik September 13, 2022 at 4:05 pm #

    WOW, the markets just got truly hammered today. If you are invested in stocks (let’s say 50/50 Nasdaq/DJIA) you just lost about 4.33% – 4.5% of your investment. Have a nice day 🙂

    • cowbell81 September 13, 2022 at 4:18 pm #

      Do you think it will ever get bad enough again to see investors and stock brokers jumping to their deaths from the 33rd floor of high rises in midtown Manhattan?

      • Soul Forensics September 13, 2022 at 4:45 pm #

        if it parallels what happened in 1929, investors will be extremely lucky. But the crash will make that October look like minor belt-tightening instead of the multi-trillion dollar phony-asset fat that’ll disappear just around the bend.

      • Disaffected September 13, 2022 at 5:15 pm #

        Well, the BB&B CFO certainly thought so.

      • Q. Shtik September 13, 2022 at 9:36 pm #

        No, and brokers jumping to their deaths is largely mythological.

    • JohnAZ September 13, 2022 at 7:13 pm #

      Remember that the stock market is a forward indicator, roughly six months down the road.

      It is an indicator triggered by interest rates. under normal conditions, the higher the rates , the more the market tanks.

      Look to the Fed, soon on the scene. Inflation continues, MMT is under assault, the entire progressive philosophy of economics, government leadership, is flagging in its ability to run the country. The final result is not the election in November, it is the failure of the economy itself.

      The Fed is going to raise rates one percent now. The faith of the speculators is going to take a hit. The market is still not at the bottom. Rates are not topped off yet, it is a long way to go. Thanks to the idiocy of the Left MMT, inflation has taken a deep hold and it is going to take a lot more rate pain to reverse it. Think the 70s. Markets will bottom when the inflation number abates taking the pressure off the Fed. It is Paul Volker all over again. We will suffer a recession by then to take off the inflation pressure. We have already entered that phase. Hold on, everyone for heavy rolls.