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There will be a Great Re-set, of course, but it’s not exactly the one that Western Civ is blabbering about — a mere shuffling of political and financial protocols. It’s happening with or without “Joe Biden,” the EU, and der Hoch Schwabenklaus, though the aggregate stupidity they represent is surely making the entry process worse. The Great Re-set is what happens when the business model goes bust for powering the world with oil and other fossil fuels — even if there is quite a bit of all that stuff left in the ground. Years ago, I called it The Long Emergency.

Everything emanates off of that, including the astonishing bouts of mischief made in attempts to work around it, assign the blame for it, grub money off it, and shift the effects of it from one group of people or one region of the world to another. Steve St. Angelo says it neatly: “Energy drives the economy; finance steers it.” That’s so. When the oil business model broke in 2008, industrial society lost its mojo and, after that, finance steered it into a ditch.

The Great Re-Set is an emergent phenomenon. It unspools naturally out of circumstances that reality presents. It goes its own way and we have to adapt to it, like it or not. Is our climate changing? Maybe. But so what? The climate has changed many times since the Bronze Age. If preventing that is actually out of the question, which it is, then what else are you going to do? The answer is: adapt intelligently to new conditions. When you clear away all the mental resistance to that — which amounts to a titanic struggle to keep things just the way they are — you’re going to have to make changes anyway.

America was, for a time, the greatest industrial society and now that appears to be over. The disorder in all the moving parts of it is probably too gross to arrest at this point. We shoved it into disorder by making some very bad choices, like getting rid of our factories and squandering our wealth on an absurd suburban living arrangement. Shale oil was a financial stunt to keep our set-up going a little longer. It was part of the colossal debt roll-up — the steering function of finance — that was used to compensate for our actual loss of mojo, and now that gambit has hit the wall. You can’t pretend to issue more debt when everyone knows it can never be paid back.

Europe, the old home-base of Western Civ, never got around to shale oil, and its financial structure was such — reckless bond issuance with no fiscal accountability whatsoever — that now it is collapsing faster and worse than America. Europe’s leadership is clearly insane and it will likely be overthrown before long. The foreign minister of Germany, the winsome Annalena Baerbock, promised last week to keep demonizing Russia to support Ukraine’s black hole of racketeering “no matter what my German voters think or how hard their life gets.” Stand by to see how that goes over.

The angst around these circumstances is expressing itself in a generalized political nervous breakdown featuring the sort of tragi-comic behavior previously confined in lunatic asylums. Have you ever seen anything more patently insane than the sexual confusion acted out in American schools? Drag Queen story hours? Litter boxes in the bathrooms for students who identify as “furries”?

That was the funny part. The Covid-19 event is no joke — rather a psychopathic mass murder. Obviously, it was no accident. We have a pretty good idea who made it, and set it loose into the world. And the “vaccine” response looks plainly malevolent at this point. Yet the Covid episode is shot through with mystery. How did all those sedulously trained doctors get so mind-fucked as to persist in saying the “vaccines” were safe-and-effective, when the vaxxes were obviously killing and maiming people? They’re still stuck in that disgraceful posture, busy punishing their colleagues who demur, and dishonoring medicine — not to mention the thousands of public health officials still pushing vaxxes and boosters to this day. We can attribute that to mass formation psychosis, but even that reeks of mystery. Maybe, as the old American hymn goes, farther along we’ll understand why….

Anyway, and in the meantime, we’re obliged to see where all this is taking us and what we have to do about it. The survivors of this disorder will be living in a world of generalized contraction, facing much-reduced standards of living. All the giant enterprises will be gone, including probably the federal USA government as we know it, and all the supports it offered. We’ll be gravely disappointed by the failures of advanced technology to mitigate any of this, and much of that technology will disappear, including reliable electric service and the Internet. Whatever you do will have to be much more local and, in one way or another, these activities will revolve around growing food.

I called it a World Made by Hand in the cycle of four novels I churned out between 2008 and 2017. You can look there for a detailed, graphic description of how this new disposition of things might work. The society depicted is still recognizably an American culture, and the people still find joy, purpose, and meaning in being here on this planet, despite the reduction in comfort and convenience. In many ways, it is a world in recovery from the ravages of the super high velocity way-of-life we’re leaving behind, and because of that, it is shot through with grace. That is our destination.

Keep that in mind — if you still have a mind — as you witness the unravelings ahead. This is not the end of the world or the end of the human project in this world. Not everybody will be violent or insane and the number of reality-based people with their emotional equipment intact will, oddly, grow in proportion as the others depart this plane of existence. For some of us, this is a movie with a happy ending. Make some popcorn while there is still some corn, and some electricity to pop it with.

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1,226 Responses to “Labor Day Assessment”

  1. Walter B September 5, 2022 at 9:32 am #

    If the mindless bullshit ever ends Jim, that in itself will be a happy ending. This nation was made great and prosperous by a lot of human strife and suffering by real men and women that toughed it out and plowed ahead against odds that were not usually in their favor. Were their wrongs and injustices done along the way? Duh, there always are and for the most part, Americans have worked hard and with great effort to correct them, failing only recently once greed and corruption stole 99% of the nation’s leadership from us. THEY are the problem and seeing them crawl down the crumbling halls of power like rats running from a sinking ship will be all the happy ending that I need.

    • Jarek September 5, 2022 at 11:56 am #

      The “wrong” was largely a feature not a bug. So is it still a wrong? There would have been no United States without the conquest and dispossession of the Indians by Us, the Native Americans. They have nothing to do with America. They were just living here – in our way. That got remedied.

      The Blacks are another story. Bringing them here was a huge error. We should have picked our own cotton. Ditto the Mexicans. We should have picked our own crops or got the Blacks to do it, since we had already screwed up by not getting rid of them.

      You can’t live without eating – and that means killing something. Do you value your own life more than that tomato or cow? We valued our own people and culture more than that of the Indians. We chose life! Now we value the alien more than our own people. This is the path of death from which there is no return.

      • Bilejones September 5, 2022 at 12:12 pm #

        Importing the Institution of slavery from Africa was the founding fuck-up.

        • thirdcoastlegend September 5, 2022 at 12:17 pm #

          Importing that terrible practice ensured the seeds of our own destruction were sown at the very beginnings of the nation.

          • justanotherguy September 6, 2022 at 11:23 am #

            agreed, it was like a poison pill, guaranteed to leave a conflict that was exploitable. did someone plan it that way?

            on the other hand, the seeds of destruction were fertilized by the idle time the trouble makers had at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries.

            progressive movements of all types began shouting envy to the high heavens, making whatever implausible claim they could to the wealth that, at the beginning of the oil age, looked endless. the principles enumerated at the founding of this nation are timeless, regardless of their flawed expression in our founding document.

            now, we are just seeing envy reach its penultimate conclusion, the insanity inherent in attempting to make envy a foundational principle expressed in a wide swathe of the citizenry having lost their minds in competitive expressions of entitled madness.

            the time is coming when everyone will pull their own weight or die. some will lost the will to live, being so identified with the status quo.

            at some time, sanity may shine and we’ll have leaders (likely after some conflagration) that are capable of seeing just what of the electrical / industrial civilization can be saved.

            EROEI at 1 barrel in to 1 barrel out is clearly not possible – that’s just a version of a combined game of hide the sausage
            + impossible perpetual motion machine. most renewable comes under the same heading, but it may help give us time, especially hydro power.

            splitting atoms safely, for instance using Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactors, may be the only way to keep the lights on longer term. siting reactors near hydro power sources as a center of mutually supportive energy and technology will likely be the best way to claw our way back from oil addiction.

            the rest just looks like mid 19th century or earlier. how far we regress, both socially and technically, is the only open question.

        • Jo-G September 5, 2022 at 2:54 pm #

          But it happened before we rebelled against England, our founders had to deal with it along with the social and economic conditions of their time and place, not ours. I couldn’t judge how our ancestors would have dealt with the slave dealers if they first offered slaves for sale in our country after adopting our constitution with all mentions of slavery expunged.

        • Uncle Bob September 5, 2022 at 10:33 pm #

          Slavery existed in the Western hemisphere before the Europeans arrived. Once the Spaniards and Portuguese landed, they started to enslave the local Indians, until Catholic priests petitioned the Vatican on the grounds that the natives had never heard of Christ and needed to be given a chance at conversion. The Pope, aware that he was getting shitloads of gems and precious metals from the Americas via Spain and Portugal, considered his options and decided to allow blacks to be imported to the Americas because the book of Genesis said the descendants of Ham (traditionally, Africans, especially blacks) were cursed because Ham saw Noah’s family jewels. Thus the African slave trade began in earnest. I knew this story in the mid-1980s. Apparently the NYT reporter who started this 1619 stuff was too lazy or blinded by hatred to bother reading why Africans were brought here in the first place.

      • Cactus Girl September 5, 2022 at 2:32 pm #

        Wow, I actually agree with you on this one.

        I read a fascinating book a few years ago. It was an actual diary of an Irish woman who was sold into slavery by her father (indentured servitude) and shipped to the Caribbean to work on the plantations. Your service term could be extended for any kind of infraction, so for many people, it was basically slavery. Many, many Irish were either sold by their families, or snatched off the street and sent to work on these plantations.

        She explained how many Irish died in the fields because they couldn’t take the heat and the sun. The native Indians had been wiped out by disease, so that’s why they turned to importing African slaves. They forced them to interbreed with the white slaves, to increase the herd. Plus, it was a way of getting free slaves. So that’s why the people of the Caribbean are so mixed, genetically.

        • Jarek September 5, 2022 at 2:47 pm #

          The Blacks didn’t want to interbreed with the Irish girls? O Cac!

          After one rebellion, thousands of Irish slaves (not indentured servants) were sent to the plantations. The girls were made to work naked in front of Black overseers.

          That’s how the English brought the Boers to heel. They had thousands of Boer women and children in concentration camps and they threatened to give them to the Blacks.

          • benr September 6, 2022 at 8:43 am #

            That and they murdered tens of thousands of women and children.

      • Beryl of Oyl September 5, 2022 at 3:45 pm #

        I don’t know if I posted this here before or not, but years ago I was listening to the car radio while waiting for someone outside a dentist’s office, and there was one of those conservative radio shows on (not Limbaugh).

        A caller started in on a diatribe against what we did to the Indians, and the host interrupted him, and kept repeating, “Go find an Indian and give him your house!”

        That has always stayed with me.

        • justanotherguy September 6, 2022 at 11:28 am #

          every insane claim based on “injustice” (envy) should be met with the same.

        • Jarek September 6, 2022 at 11:38 am #

          Thank you Beryl for taking us back to the main point. The Liberals above (and Conservatives are also Liberals) eagerly reverted to their programming to rave about the evils of Black slavery, ignoring the more fundamental issue of the Indians.

          Black slavery was bad for Whites. Survival is the first morality as Jefferson said.

          Your long meditations inside McDonalds while slurping a shake are beginning to bear fruit.

        • Mac September 6, 2022 at 8:29 pm #

          Dinesh D’Souza said the same thing to a little snot at Amherst. After politely listening to the kid prattle on about white privilege, he told the kid to drop out and give his slot to a deserving, disadvantaged student. Priceless.

      • Walter B September 7, 2022 at 9:49 am #

        Hard to believe that you say that we should have gotten rid of the blacks Jarek, pretty damming statement if you ask me.

        As far as the American Indian story goes, while I have always admired their ability to live at one with nature, but their destruction at the hands of superior and growing technologies was clearly inevitable. And our destruction at the hands of increasingly malevolent technologies in the hands of our criminal leadership is also unavoidable.

        The shame in our government dealings with the indigenous peoples comes from the breaking of every single treaty they ever made with them. Better to have NOT made deals that were never going to be kept than to document the US government’s long history of deception and lies.

        Your statement about getting rid of the blacks, while certainly racist by all standards, is at least far more honest than what the government shitted out throughout history and does so even more flagrantly today.

        • Jarek September 7, 2022 at 12:46 pm #

          You never cease to amaze, Walt – for the good and the bad. Do you really not know that Lincoln, Jefferson, et al wanted to send them out of America, “beyond the danger of mixture”?

          Is there some secret benefit they bestow that they and I am not aware of? If so, please share. Because of the face of things, they are simply an utter curse.

          • Walter B September 7, 2022 at 8:34 pm #

            Perhaps I am too sentimental, I admit to that. It is hard for me to toss out a pair of old work boots that have served me well and have paid the price of their service. Of course, only the dimwitted judge those of history by modern “moral standards”, or lack thereof, but for all of those that grew wealthy on the backs of their slave workers to simply eliminate them in any fashion seems rather heartless to me.

            I suppose that if one considers himself a member of a master race then all things are equitable.

          • Jarek September 8, 2022 at 2:24 pm #

            Well said. If you can’t choose your own people, there is a problem. If that problem is common among the People, then that people is doomed as indeed ours is.

            You choose another People perhaps, one who chooses themselves. The Founders were quite otherwise. They would not recognize you.

          • Walter B September 8, 2022 at 2:50 pm #

            “The thing is you cannot judge a race. Any man who judges by the group is a pea-wit. You take men one at a time”, Seargent Kilrain.

            I find it ludicrous to even consider standing up and proclaiming my loyalty or superiority as a member of the Caucasian white race when it is that very same race that corrupted this nation into the woke and politically correct shithole that it has become. Joe Biden is white, and so are Nancy Pelosi, and Chuck “the Fuck” Schumer.

            I did not choose my race, I was born with it and am proud to choose my loyalties with human beings of faith, character, and the motivation to get of their asses and make it better, not just bitch about how bad it sucks.

    • Redneck Liberal September 6, 2022 at 6:57 pm #

      “THEY are the problem and seeing them crawl down the crumbling halls of power like rats running from a sinking ship will be all the happy ending that I need.

      Senator Josh Hawley springs immediately to mind.

  2. ThelegendofOz September 5, 2022 at 9:36 am #

    Seriously, in respect to Mr Kunstler and the posters here who don’t appreciate my humour can I just make a serious comment as a Briton and European:

    Could you please tell that crazy old man who is destroying your country to stop blackmailing Europe with these crazy sanctions, the natural gas bills are destroying our economy.

    • Disaffected September 5, 2022 at 9:45 am #

      Unfortunately, your leaders seem more than happy to go along with it all, if not actually leading the way. Insanity’s contagious, ya know.

    • Walter B September 5, 2022 at 10:04 am #

      I would argue that the biggest problem, crazy old man is Klaus Schwab, who happens to be a European, not an American. In fact, if you add up all of the corrupt scumbags that are spearheading this movement like the Rothschilds, Windsor’s, and the WEF puppets in Germany, France along with all of the other European nations, our American dotards are clearly only puppets. Sorry.

      • SomeoneInAsia September 5, 2022 at 10:36 am #

        I still like to entertain fantasies about making voodoo dolls of every last one of them — plus the CCP — and dipping the dolls very slowly into boiling oil. Feet first.

        • abbybwood September 5, 2022 at 11:11 pm #

          You have given me an idea!

      • Linda September 6, 2022 at 5:58 am #

        Walter, please include the Dutch royal family, the House of Oranje Nassau. My former home. The current king’s grandfather, Prince Bernard actually created the Bilderbergers and was infinitely pleased with himself for doing so. He was helped by Philip Mountbatten. The House of Windsor and the House of Oranje Nassau are cousins going way back. Equally corrupt and equally venal.

      • Amman September 7, 2022 at 1:41 pm #

        An Honorable mention to Billy “Genetic doom” Gates

    • Rodster September 5, 2022 at 10:09 am #

      President Joe Bidet has problems computing even the little things which is why his wife Dr. Jill is propping him up with medication. Europe just like the rest of the world has been left holding the bag of dogshit courtesy of the US.

      Europe was thrown under a giant double decker bus with Joe Bidet behind the wheel. Your country along with the rest of Europe gladly obliged.

      • abbybwood September 5, 2022 at 11:13 pm #

        Joe Biden may be taking lots of different meds but let’s be clear.

        “Dr. Jill” may be administering them, but there is some physician (s) who are ordering them.

      • MimiTN September 6, 2022 at 5:38 pm #

        I read that he takes a drug called Namenda. For Alzheimer’s.

    • JohnAZ September 5, 2022 at 10:20 am #


      These nuts are stuck in a mentality where they need an enemy to justify their causes.

      Their cause? Schwabenklausian globalization. How many times has one individual “taken over” world affairs and directed events until contained?

      Starting with Clinton and accelerating with Obama, the WEF has carefully picked its “friends” and enemies to tear down the world order.

      SPECTRE in a literary sense.

      Think medieval society, a small group of “know everything’s” with all the capital and all the power. They fight amongst themselves for dominance and voila, monarchical power, he or she who is most canny gets to play king or queen.

      Now think about the last vestige of medieval serfdom, slavery. Currently making a new entrance stage Left on the new theater NWO, the Great Reset.

      Now close your eyes and think Davos, the WEF, the NWO, drugs, human trafficking

      And King Schwabenklaus.

      • Redneck Liberal September 6, 2022 at 7:01 pm #

        “These nuts are stuck in a mentality where they need an enemy to justify their causes.

        Correct, JohnAZ, and the rest of your post shows what mentality YOU are stuck in. It’s getting weirder…

    • megabeth September 5, 2022 at 10:47 am #

      Biden is in a rarefied bubble. Can’t think of a single way to get his attention, unless it be by trolling by with a van with “Free Hair” painted on the side.

      • Ron Anselmo September 5, 2022 at 12:47 pm #

        Or free ice cream.

      • Yirgach September 6, 2022 at 4:03 pm #

        Just keep an eye on the “USE BY Nov-8-2022” and “DISCARD BY Nov-5-2024” dates printed on that bubble.

    • pyrrhus September 5, 2022 at 11:10 am #

      Your government agreed to the idiotic sanctions, which Hungary for example did not…so maybe you should assign blame closer to home..

      • abbybwood September 5, 2022 at 11:18 pm #

        Agreed to?!

        These plans were laid out YEARS ago!

        Read The Rand study from 2019.

        Go back and watch all of Gonzalo Lira’s “Roundtables” on YouTube and check out The Duran every day.

        Get up to speed.

    • hmuller September 5, 2022 at 11:37 am #

      Bedpan Biden is going to show Putin his iron resolve if it means every European must freeze and starve. And if you don’t agree you must be one of those semi-fascists he rails about like a demented Mussolini on the balcony. Only the feathered hat is missing.

    • Jarek September 5, 2022 at 12:02 pm #

      The War serves the Great Reset very well, does it not? Many birds with one stone. Masses of people freezing to death or dying from disease because the cold has lowered their resistance? Wunderbar, in Herr Schwab’s book.

      Cities destroyed by nuclear exchanges? Saves money on having to tear them down.

      Russia defeated? Perfect. Russia not defeated? An excuse to impose tyranny because “there’s a war on” until they are.

      • thirdcoastlegend September 5, 2022 at 12:21 pm #

        Don’t be surprised if they make an open declaration of war against Russia to give themselves legal cover for canceling the midterm elections.

        • Rodulf September 5, 2022 at 9:27 pm #

          Quite possible. Also, giving the UN enforcement authority during such “emergency”.

        • Redneck Liberal September 6, 2022 at 7:05 pm #

          Yet another fantastical theory that the November election will be ‘cancelled’. That makes like twelve or so, that I’ve seen promulgated on this board in the last year or so. Anyone willing to put any thing of value on the wager? Just the “elections will b cancelled” wager, not on what spurious grounds.

          It will not happen, and MAGAts are going to get a pasting.

          • Wizard of the Saddle September 8, 2022 at 7:29 am #


            I tend to believe that the odds are against the Dems finding a sufficient pretext for cancelling the elections.

            But the idea that the MAGA supporters will be trounced this November 8th is far more delusional.

            Keep whistlin’ past that graveyard RL. Your Leftist worldview continues to lead you towards La-La Land.

          • spaingaroo September 8, 2022 at 10:39 am #

            you mean you are planning the steal again. Of course

      • Cactus Girl September 5, 2022 at 2:37 pm #

        @Jarek: I don’t think it’s the cold that lowered their resistance. Ahem.

        • Jarek September 5, 2022 at 2:43 pm #

          Cold lowers human resistance. If you are cold, you may well begin to get the sniffles and sneeze.

          Don’t forget the ordinary in favor of the extraordinary – like the Vax. The Cult does this too of course. No more colds. Every sniffle is covid.

          • Cactus Girl September 5, 2022 at 2:55 pm #


          • Cactus Girl September 5, 2022 at 2:58 pm #

            ugh, computer acting up. @Jarek: yes, I was obliquely referring to the clot shots and their immunosuppressive qualities.

          • Yirgach September 6, 2022 at 4:08 pm #

            Generally being cold happens during the winter. Getting sniffles and sneezing and flu also happens during the winter, mostly because of Vitamin D deficiency due to lack of sunshine.

            Remember to take your Vit D, Vit C, Quercetin and Zinc daily!

          • Jarek September 7, 2022 at 12:48 pm #

            I take vitamins and get plenty of winter sun which my fair skin (red hair) soaks up to the max. But if I’m cold for long periods, I will get the sniffles.

          • Wizard of the Saddle September 8, 2022 at 7:35 am #

            COVID holds no terror any longer. I am not vaxxed and finally caught a dose of Omicron on July 1st. A two-week nuisance. Nothing more. This is why the evil one was pushing the Monkey Pox hysteria, but this time he got laughed off of the stage.

            After what America was just put through for over 2 years I think airborne Ebola could break out now and most of the country would reject masks, EUA vaccines, isolation, etc.

            People are worn out by all the medical hysteria and they’ve had quite enough of it all.

    • Ron Anselmo September 5, 2022 at 12:29 pm #

      Oz – here’s how simple it is:

      Why would Country #1 provide energy inputs to Country #2, when Country #2 uses those energy inputs to manufacture armaments that are then used to kill the children of Country #1?

      WTF is the matter with the Europeans – lot of Country #2’s that can’t figure this out? I repeat. WTF is the matter with the Europeans? Over.

      • Paula D September 5, 2022 at 12:45 pm #

        It is a puzzle, isn’t it?
        And they seem to think that if they lift the sanctions, Russia will then say “OK, no harm done, here’s your cheap gas and oil. Oh, and you can pay in Euros, to boot. We aren’t holding your theft of $350 billion against you. You meant well.”

        Delusional to the max!

        • Ron Anselmo September 5, 2022 at 1:13 pm #

          Exactly Paula – holding a gun to their heads, telling Putin, “Give us cheap gas & oil, or we’ll shoot!”

      • petit bourgois September 5, 2022 at 1:26 pm #

        Dear Sir,

        i can explain to You and everybody here:

        like the soldiers in the 17th century, who marched into battle because the feared punisment by their commanding officers more than death by the hand of the enemy, the politicians and buisness leaders fear anger, harsh words and sanctions by their overlords in US / DC more then the economic ruin of their countrys.

        Some of them may be different, but the are delusional or incompetent and think what the big guys there want is good for everybody in the west. Such folsk also believe the US can an will deliver unlimited masses of shale oil and shale gas to the EU at affordabel price.

        And then there are those who are groomed as shills of the US deep state since many many years. They may be payed, delusional or both.

        And there ist, since the cold war began in the 1950ties, the influcence of the “transatlanticians” on the media and the “respectable” part of the intellectual scene of western europe.

        I will enjoy to discuss my points above with you all.

        Have an nice day !

        • Paula D September 5, 2022 at 2:41 pm #

          No argument from me, petit. I think you covered it.

        • Ron Anselmo September 5, 2022 at 3:28 pm #

          Petit – in situ opinions and observations are always appreciated – always two views, one from the outside in, and one from the inside out.

          Your first paragraph is telling. As the “governors” fear their masters, so do the people fear their governors.

          That’s the glaring difference. In the US – the last remaining armed civilian population anywhere – the government fears the people still – the people do (should) not fear the government.

          The US government’s fear of their people is palpable – their fear rising in concert with the tone and volume of their hysterical rants. Their focus on disarming the US population also stems from their fear.

          The lesson here is that the people should never fear their governments – governments should fear their people. That’s the only thing keeping tyrannical governments at bay and that requires an armed civilian population.

          …shall not be infringed.

          In closing, I’m assuming France, from the handle – if so, not sure why anyone would be afraid of Macron – my daughter could kick his ass, and she’s only 10.

          • MaryQueen September 5, 2022 at 8:36 pm #

            LMAO, Macron does seem like a little wuss would could be toppled by a young girl.

            Plus obviously a massive POS.

          • Ron Anselmo September 5, 2022 at 10:38 pm #

            @ Mary

            You’re exactly right about Macron on both counts.

            There’s a clip, about 4 or 5 seconds long, of Macron getting “bitch-slapped” at some public appearance in France. Search “Macron bitch-slap” on YouTube and it’ll come up.

            It’s the ultimate intended insult – one being not even worthy or capable of taking a punch like a man. Hilarious – check it out.

      • Rodulf September 5, 2022 at 9:28 pm #

        Just like us, they are ruled by psychopaths.

        • Fireside Chats September 7, 2022 at 7:05 pm #

          Yes. The real psychos are behind the scenes. The politicians are all puppets.

      • abbybwood September 5, 2022 at 11:24 pm #

        Demonstrations are starting to percolate in Prague, Germany and Paris.

        Turn off the MSM and start getting news from The Duran and other places every day.

        Watch Gonzalo Lira’s Roundtable discussion tomorrow with Andrei Martyonov and you will start to see what is actually going down.

    • BackRowHeckler September 5, 2022 at 12:48 pm #

      By all accounts your new Prime Minister is all in with Ukraines existential battle with the evil Putin and has promised more $$$ and weaponry to Zelensky. Sure you might freeze in the dark this winter but that’s what it’ll to defeat Russia.

      • abbybwood September 5, 2022 at 11:26 pm #

        And Truss also said more than once that she would have no problem using nukes.

        But when a journalist passed out during a recent debate she almost lost her shit.

        See if you can find that. Worth it for a laugh.

        • Paula D September 6, 2022 at 11:49 am #

          I saw it. He asked her how she would feel about blowing up the world and everyone in it.
          “Feel”? It did not compute. Her species does not have feelings.

          • GreenAlba September 6, 2022 at 12:53 pm #

            Bob Moran gets it right again, re the ‘election’ of it doesn’t matter whom in it doesn’t matter where.


            Trussdeaudernenskyy, Prime Minister of Makes No Difference.

  3. Disaffected September 5, 2022 at 9:42 am #

    Excellent summation. It feels like we’re in the eye of the hurricane, waiting for the big winds to return. Time to board up the windows again and get ready for what’s next.

    • happiface September 5, 2022 at 10:06 am #

      Feel like a freak- no debt, prepared for anything- live in a secure area-sold my petroleum business ,kept one semi truck just in case- can always generate cash flow- my friends and family are not prepared at all- the unknown is how far we go down the mad max road…

      • Rodster September 5, 2022 at 10:12 am #

        “the unknown is how far we go down the mad max road…”

        Perhaps there will be no Mad Max and it will be more like living in Haiti.

        • JohnAZ September 5, 2022 at 10:29 am #

          Mad Max is just one projection of the NWO’s appearance.

          IMHO, the transition back to medieval times will be crippling and deadly. Most softie Americans, myself included, are going to get run over by the NWO steamroller.

          All the Hollywood apocalypse stories are romanticized. Two thirds of the world’s population are simply going to kill each other and then starve to death.

          As it has always been with Mother Nature.

          The key thing to avoid is extinction.

          BTW, without sentient beings, who cares?

        • Jarek September 5, 2022 at 12:07 pm #

          Got gang? Gangs are the key to survival. Being in one that is. Your debit is everyone else’s credit.

          The Gang or Hunting Pack comes before families in such times of renewal. Women will desperately try to get with such gangs or the gangs will take them as spoils of war.

          Women giving it up for food? Oh of course. GI’s would take German women and then renege on the payment. As the ancient saying goes, Woe to the vanquished.

          • Ron Anselmo September 5, 2022 at 1:20 pm #

            “Crush your enemies, see them flee before you, hear the lamentations of their women” ~ Conan the Barbarian

            Yes indeed, woe to the vanquished, and you are correct on gangs.

          • MaryQueen September 5, 2022 at 8:37 pm #

            You must be in incel heaven just thinking about it.

          • abbybwood September 5, 2022 at 11:29 pm #

            Like the Monopoly champion said today, “The best way to win is to stay in jail.”

          • Jarek September 6, 2022 at 11:40 am #

            Don’t worry Mary, no one will want you. 123 pounds? You’re a stick with no curves at all.

          • justanotherguy September 6, 2022 at 11:47 am #

            and every incel wants to join your gang, kweeeenmary. i’m sure the strong matriarchy will reward the preening sycophant men with ample s*x.

            for the 10 minutes of its theoretical existence before reality comes in swinging a club.


      • hortonz September 5, 2022 at 10:36 am #

        The price of gas has fallen quite a bit where I live from two dollars and change for a liter to a buck forty five, Across the border in Detroit it’s three twenty nine a gallon for regular down from close to five bucks. Have no idea what’s going on but there’s more cars on the road today than at any time since the start of the pandemic, Real estate is tanking big time even in place like Toronto and Vancouver but it’s not getting any easier to buy a home. Interest rates have gone up and banks are making it harder to get loans, There’s been a huge flood of people into the rental market and apartments that used to go for nine hundred a month are going for upwards of two grand. inflation is out of control negating the fifty cent raise in the minimum wage that was promised. Maybe someone on this blog can make sense of it all.

        • Redneck Liberal September 5, 2022 at 11:33 am #

          Fucking “Joe Biden”! He’s even screwing Canada with his commie policies!

          • JohnAZ September 5, 2022 at 12:00 pm #

            Not just Joe Biden.

            Word was out yesterday that bills are going to the California legislature to raise the minimum wage to 22 dollars an hour.

            Ludicrous you say?

            Not really, Cities in California have been playing with UBI for a decade now.

            Free money! Yay!

            Can you even imagine the results of a minimum wage of 22 dollars?

            15 dollar Big Macs.

            200000 dollar EVs. Yes Joe, your policies increasing inflation will put your priceless EVs out of reach.

            Weimar Republic is approaching.

          • JohnAZ September 5, 2022 at 12:10 pm #


            A social experiment was actually done in history to check out the goodness of communal, every one gets his share, social order that Bernie, Joe and the Mob seem to want installed. Not to mention Schwabenklaus.

            It was in Ukraine circa 1930s and 40s.

            Stalin tried to communize the farmers of Ukraine and met a lot of resistance. He killed millions in pogroms forcing the farming folks onto communes.

            The results? Just dandy.

            The USSR finally let each farmer to have, I believe, a quarter acre for his own use.

            Ten years later, those 1/4 acre plots were out producing the communes.

            Amazing thing, incentive by individual entrepreneurs.

            Sure am glad the Deep State is suppressing it in the spirit of Wokeism.

          • Redneck Liberal September 5, 2022 at 12:30 pm #

            It wasn’t a “social experiment” – it was a Diktat from a ruthless authoritarian regime. Can you see the difference?

          • CrusherMuldoon September 5, 2022 at 12:51 pm #

            Priced #2 Home heating Oil lately, Redneck?

          • benr September 5, 2022 at 1:13 pm #


            Do we see a difference?
            Not really Joe Biden is about as dictatorial as any modern-day despot.

          • Redneck Liberal September 5, 2022 at 4:49 pm #

            Crusher – no. I’m fortunate enough to live where there’s 80%+ renewable electrical energy (hydro) and in a benign maritime environment in the South Pacific. No need to burn filthy oil.

          • Redneck Liberal September 5, 2022 at 4:50 pm #

            Benr…(yawn)…really? You see what you want to.

          • Paula D September 5, 2022 at 8:20 pm #

            Why the hell should we non-MacDonald’s eaters subsidize your cheap hamburgers?

            A full time worker in California cannot live on slave wages so the taxpayers pay for food stamps for the workers (who are probably living in their cars).

            Sounds like the ultimate in gimmes. I thought you disapproved of that.

            In Denmark McDonald’s workers make a living wage and the hamburgers are actually cheaper there.
            But the owners make less profit. The landlords probably do also.

            Why should I subsidize the owner of a McDonald’s so that his profits can be high?

            Buncha grifters involved in this.

          • Paula D September 5, 2022 at 8:21 pm #

            And there you both go, with the Ukraine bullshit.

            Don’t you people ever get tired of repeating the bs you are fed in the media?

          • benr September 6, 2022 at 9:06 am #


            No, I see the reality of what a crook and totalitarian freak Joe is.

            Meanwhile back in bed sick land you see what you want to and eat the propaganda as if it was mana from heaven.

          • Wizard of the Saddle September 8, 2022 at 7:44 am #

            That would be TrueDope, RL, but same stupid, brain-dead Leftist philosophy that you espouse.

            There. I fixed that for you!

      • Paula D September 5, 2022 at 12:46 pm #

        In mad max they had gas for their vehicles.

        • Ron Anselmo September 5, 2022 at 12:55 pm #

          Yes, but no Q-tips after a shower. Just a warning people – when the world goes full-on dystopian – I will kill for a Q-tip. You’ve been warned.

          • megabeth September 5, 2022 at 1:09 pm #

            Get inventive. The Vikings groomed their ear canals with little cuticle stick-looking things. What else are Q-tips good for, besides getting gunk out of the shower door track?

          • Ron Anselmo September 5, 2022 at 1:27 pm #

            @ Beth

            Great idea – very creative. Although, I’ve been stocking up on Q-tips – the near-orgasmic experience of using them after a shower, for that admittedly small demographic, will make them invaluable as a barter item.

          • petit bourgois September 5, 2022 at 1:31 pm #

            the hard folks will clean their ear canals with fir twiggies !

          • Mac September 6, 2022 at 8:32 pm #

            Pussy Willow

        • Redneck Liberal September 6, 2022 at 6:44 am #

          Are you actually serious??? It’s a fucking Hollywood movie – it’s MADE UP!

          • Ron Anselmo September 6, 2022 at 10:09 am #

            Yes RL – it is a movie. Someone made a funny. Haha. I realize the Left has cancelled humor but try to chill TF out. Maybe cut down to one cup of coffee. JFC.

          • Wizard of the Saddle September 8, 2022 at 7:59 am #

            Sometimes I imagine that you are made up, RL – a paranoid bot sent here by some Leftist Hollywood weirdo with too much time and money on their hands.

          • spaingaroo September 8, 2022 at 10:51 am #

            umm, actually it is an Australian classic, nought all to do with Hollywood.
            fromWikipedia (I know, but for this it works)
            Mad Max (film)

            Directed by George Miller
            Screenplay by James McCausland, George Miller
            Story by George Miller, Byron Kennedy
            Produced by Byron Kennedy
            Mel Gibson
            Joanne Samuel
            Hugh Keays-Byrne
            Steve Bisley
            Tim Burns
            Roger Ward
            Cinematography David Eggby
            Edited by Tony Paterson, Cliff Hayes
            Music by Brian May
            Production company Kennedy Miller Productions
            Distributed by Roadshow Film Distributors (Australia)
            American International Pictures (United States)
            Warner Bros. (International)
            Release date 12 April 1979 (Australia)
            Running time 93 minutes[1]
            Country Australia
            Language English
            Budget A$350,000–400,000[2]
            Box office US$100 million[3]
            Mad Max is a 1979 Australian dystopian action film directed by George Miller and produced by Byron Kennedy. Mel Gibson stars as “Mad” Max Rockatansky, a police officer turned vigilante in a near-future Australia in the midst of societal collapse. Joanne Samuel, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley, Tim Burns, and Roger Ward also star. James McCausland and Miller wrote the screenplay from a story by Miller and Kennedy.

            Principal photography for Mad Max took place in and around Melbourne and lasted for six weeks. The film initially received a polarized reception upon its release in April 1979, although it won four AACTA Awards. Filmed on a budget of A$400,000, it earned more than US$100 million worldwide in gross revenue and set a Guinness record for most profitable film. The success of Mad Max has been credited[by whom?] for further opening up the global market to Australian New Wave films.

            The film became the first in the Mad Max series, giving rise to three sequels: Mad Max 2 (1981), Beyond Thunderdome (1985), and Fury Road (2015). In 2020, a fifth film, to be titled Furiosa, was announced.

  4. RaymondR September 5, 2022 at 9:49 am #

    Thanks Jim, we need to hear this.

  5. Not_GeorgeT September 5, 2022 at 9:58 am #

    Energy. Our host placed a specific link to Steve St. Angelo. Steve is well worth reading, does excellent analysis, have followed him for years. The Energy Cliff is right in front of us.

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  6. Cavepainter September 5, 2022 at 10:00 am #

    I dun’no, the metaphorical hurricane whirling through family and friendship relations seems to be leaving such shambles that I’m not optimistic about anything, most certainly considering the unlikelihood of redeeming all the feral young gangs of inner cities along with the majority of other young folks strutting about, made ignorant by public education and tattooed like the savages they are.

    • Not_GeorgeT September 5, 2022 at 10:18 am #

      “considering the unlikelihood of redeeming all the feral young gangs of inner cities” My thought is forget about redemption, not happening.

      If you live in a city, find a way out.

      If these individuals decide to become roving gangs in the more rural areas of the country (something they really aren’t well-equipped to manage) have a plan.

      • Beryl of Oyl September 5, 2022 at 10:32 am #

        Those feral youngsters are keeping their own numbers down.

        Judging by what I’ve heard out of Chicago this weekend, the new plan to let them have the streets works better than incarcerating them.

        But wait, I don’t see fewer black people? Yes you do. You see fewer blacks with American roots, they are being replaced by foreigners.

        • justanotherguy September 6, 2022 at 11:54 am #

          the ebt system took a knee a couple of weeks ago, and the first test confirmed – killing ebt will kill the cities.

          first, violence and confusion, then those who’ve prepped or are able will gtfo dodge.

          then come the raids into the burbs, which will become a no-mans land, then finally, a well armed ring around the no man’s land, while the rest of the country seals them off and gets its own arrangements in order.

          think katrina after the hurricane with dwindling relief and no future.

          que snake plisskin.

          whatever will we do without the cities?

      • BackRowHeckler September 5, 2022 at 10:42 am #

        What’s the final casualty count in Chi this weekend Beryl? Did it top 100? I was surprised to see not all of the KIA were gunshot victims; no, a few were deliberately run down with cars, stabbed, and beaten to death.

        Charming, huh?

        • hmuller September 5, 2022 at 11:56 am #

          But don’t lay any blame on the mayor. That would be racist, misogynistic, homophobic, and anti-midget. Not to mention a slap in the face to everyone who looks like a zombie.

          Oh, don’t you love woke, identity politics?

          Competent government is irrelevant. Instead, we have Secretary of Transportation Butt-Plug looking for ways to make highways less racist, when he’s not practicing his breast feeding technique.

          • Jarek September 5, 2022 at 12:10 pm #

            This underlines the need for White self love, which means White Nationalism. Any White who voted for such a hideous creature clearly hates themself.

        • Beryl of Oyl September 5, 2022 at 12:08 pm #

          So far they seem to be slouching, don’t they? They are going to have to step it up.

          I remember when the holiday death toll was all about speeding on the interstates.

  7. redrock September 5, 2022 at 10:11 am #

    From my limited vantage point America looks like one of those fun house mirror reflections, distorted beyond recognition. I feel submerged in a soup of ignorance gasping for breath.

    • spaingaroo September 5, 2022 at 11:36 am #

      That’s a good comment.

      • Beryl of Oyl September 5, 2022 at 12:13 pm #

        Yes. It is, isn’t it?

    • Jarek September 5, 2022 at 12:11 pm #

      In which the botched and ruined look in the distorting mirrors and see perfection.

      • justanotherguy September 6, 2022 at 11:57 am #

        frightening perspicacity.

        and real mirrors being broken and hidden deliberately by mass formation psychosis.

        can’t last forever.

    • fattigmann September 5, 2022 at 1:30 pm #

      @redneck Depends where you go. Here in Wisconsin life is good. Most semi-rural and rural places haven’t changed at all in essential outlooks and ways of living probably since the ’50s, maybe the 40s. Big state, peaceful and prosperous. Common sense no BS people just kind of waiting for the craziness elsewhere to subside.

      • benr September 6, 2022 at 9:10 am #

        So, in his other handle he pretended to be an American at least this time around it is pretending to be something else.
        From Australia or New Zealand and yet it stumps for the DNC.
        Reality it’s probably just another asshole sock puppet in need of yet another banning.

        • justanotherguy September 6, 2022 at 11:59 am #

          he’s like a stupid yeast – feeds on the sweet, but is puffed up artificially, and produces useless hot air.

          he’s probably baked too. no way anyone not on drugs believes his crap.

          • Redneck Liberal September 6, 2022 at 10:12 pm #

            Well. I sure do love my homemade weed chocolate.

          • Redneck Liberal September 6, 2022 at 10:13 pm #

            What’s YOUR excuse for believing the crap YOU believe?

          • justanotherguy September 7, 2022 at 9:16 pm #

            entirely a reaction to you.

        • Redneck Liberal September 6, 2022 at 8:56 pm #

          @benr, you dickhead…

          Dang! Ya got me! I’m actually living in a basement in Vladivostok, working for the secret cabal of Oligarchs & Putin, to undermine your confidence in the American System by encouraging you to believing that MAGA is the right way to go!

          This is, of course, most easily achieved among those who are pretty fucking stupid, and most effectively done by pretending to hold the opposite view. It’s a head-fuck you can’t resist.

      • Redneck Liberal September 6, 2022 at 8:49 pm #


        Yes – I know well two Wisconsonians, living outside Steven’s Point. Both are well into their 70s, both life-long liberalthinkers, both cynical as fuck about “government” at the Federal level. So it’s possible to be not a MAGAt and actually love your country

        Post-Shrub’s 2nd installation to the WH in 2005, they moved (escaped!) to Aotearoa for several years. They’ve since returned but still come here every late summer (February/March) for a month or so.

        So, I know that there are many many millions of sane Americans, and I’m aware of the danger of my perspective is being affected by reading too many angry, reactionary idiots on this blog.

        • benr September 7, 2022 at 8:03 am #

          You’re not sane.
          If you where you would see just how evil your point of view actually is.
          Evil and lacking in common sense.

          • Redneck Liberal September 7, 2022 at 6:02 pm #

            …says an angry, reactionary idiot.

  8. Not_GeorgeT September 5, 2022 at 10:12 am #

    Lowered standard of living: some of us have already had this forced upon us by vaxx refusal resulting in unceremonious job loss with the accompanying significant income loss. Thus the need to re-invent oneself became imperative.

    In a back-handed sort of way, for some of us this macabre chain of events imposed on us these past 2.5+ years has put us well along the way to adapting to ‘The Long Emergency” and ‘Living’ in it.

    • justanotherguy September 6, 2022 at 12:01 pm #

      killed any comfort of being part of the herd, anyway.

      i wonder if herds always evolve into hive mind in the absence of a reality based bitch slap now and again?

  9. megabeth September 5, 2022 at 10:12 am #

    You’re naughty. Knock it off.

    • megabeth September 5, 2022 at 10:44 am #

      You can delete this ^^^^ ; was just a response to the `First!’ nonsense, which was old 20 years ago.

      • Jarek September 5, 2022 at 12:13 pm #

        Not for naught but rather aught for aught.

  10. Islander September 5, 2022 at 10:12 am #

    Very good essay, Mr. Kunstler.

    Re “Make some popcorn while there is still some corn, and some electricity to pop it with.”

    Earth to Mr. Kunster: You do not need an electric corn popper to pop corn. We popped corn in a screen-mesh thing over the fire. Or, put it in a pot on your stove burner, whatever kind of stove it is, with plenty of oil or butter on the bottom, and SHAKE IT, baby, while you enjoy the pop-pop-popping.

    You can also do this over an open fire, if you have a long-handled pot.

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    • Not_GeorgeT September 5, 2022 at 10:21 am #

      The popcorn thing struck me more as an allegory.

      • hmuller September 5, 2022 at 12:11 pm #

        “When the heat becomes intense and you’re smothered in the oil of oppression, your seed of potential suddenly expands into a new and glorious form, previously unimagined.”

        – The Philosophical Musings of Orville Redenbacher.

        • Jarek September 5, 2022 at 12:16 pm #

          The burning or ruin of potatoes resulted in potato chips. Are we in a similar process? Our carbons are being released. We will never become diamonds but perhaps we will become chips.

          • hmuller September 5, 2022 at 12:37 pm #

            Perhaps, we will become like Lay’s potato chips – each stamped out in identical form by Der Kartoffel Fuhrer Klaus Schwab!?

    • Beryl of Oyl September 5, 2022 at 10:35 am #

      We had one of those long-handled basket things when I was a child. It came out of my grandmother’s house. She still had a lot of Victorian household items stashed around.

      It may have been meant for chestnuts though. I have never tried them, but I’m told that roasted chestnuts taste really bad.

      • spaingaroo September 5, 2022 at 11:40 am #

        I sure don’t like them, but many do. It’s very common to see chestnut roasting operations parked here and there during the festive season in Madrid, or at least, it certainly still was a decade ago when I lived there.
        The streets of Madrid are literally lined with chestnut trees, whatever they should really be called.
        I am pretty sure I have also seen them in Granada since.
        Since I don’t patronise their services, I only half notice them.

        • farmgal September 5, 2022 at 1:40 pm #

          @spaingaroo I absolutely love Madrid. Was there about 15 years ago and the grand boulevards with the green space in between were amazing. The Prado, cathedrals…I could go on forever. But above all….the food especially the iberico jamon and green Olives!

          Has Madrid suffered from immigration as Paris has?

          • spaingaroo September 8, 2022 at 10:58 am #

            hey, sorry for not getting back. The newcomers are pouring in, but I got out, I now live halfway between Granada and Córdoba in the mountains, in a village.
            Madrid is my favourite city, but it’s still a city.
            I fear for those living in any city now, but Spain will probably still be whole to watch the first part of the fall from.

      • Rowdypiglet September 5, 2022 at 11:56 am #

        Roasted chestnuts have a sweet, mildly nutty flavor. The scent of them roasting is associated in my mind with being taken into the city before Christmas to see the decorations in the big department stores as a child. There was someone roasting chestnuts at a cart on most street corners. At home, we picked them up from the backyard and roasted them in the fireplace.

        • megabeth September 5, 2022 at 1:12 pm #

          What chestnuts are even available in America, now, since the blight? Buckeyes ain’t it.

          • farmgal September 5, 2022 at 1:43 pm #

            @ beth..there are plenty of chestnut trees around. They’re “Chinese chestnut” trees (Of course).

          • Islander September 5, 2022 at 4:53 pm #

            There is a difference between horse chestnuts and the chestnuts used for food.

            I think the blight attacked the chestnut trees whose fruit was edible to humans and others.

          • Anthea September 6, 2022 at 9:49 am #

            There have been efforts to breed a blight-resistant American chestnut by hybridizing it with Japanese and Chinese chestnuts.

            The Wikipedia entry is really interesting. The American chestnut was one of the most economically valuable trees in the US, before the chestnut blight came along:

            “It is estimated that in some places, such as the Appalachian Mountains, one in every four hardwoods was an American chestnut. Mature trees often grew straight and branch-free for 50 feet and could grow up to 100 feet tall with a trunk diameter of 14 feet at a few feet above ground level. The reddish-brown wood was lightweight, soft, easy to split, very resistant to decay; and it did not warp or shrink. For three centuries many barns and homes near the Appalachian Mountains were made from American chestnut. Its straight-grained wood was ideal for building furniture and caskets. The fruit that fell to the ground was an important cash crop and food source. The bark and wood were rich in tannic acid, which provided tannins for use in the tanning of leather. Many native animals fed on chestnuts, and chestnuts were used for livestock feed, which kept the cost of raising livestock low.”

      • Paula D September 5, 2022 at 12:50 pm #

        How do you roast chestnuts?
        They are encased in a spiny shell. Do you leave that on for roasting?

        • Rowdypiglet September 5, 2022 at 1:14 pm #

          You leave the shell on, but take a sharp knife and cut an X into it, which prevents it from exploding.

          • Paula D September 5, 2022 at 2:45 pm #

            Ah, like popcorn?
            Or like a big mess?

          • Hereward the Woke September 6, 2022 at 6:55 am #

            This blog is morphing into Roastanutnation.

      • petit bourgois September 5, 2022 at 1:37 pm #

        i love roasten chestnuts !

        in some european countrys they are often served at fairs in winter and autum, but you nearly never get them on other occasions.

        they are said to be very very nutrient.

        and a chestnut tree is permaculture !

        • Linda September 6, 2022 at 6:39 am #

          I love them too. When I was a child in Nederland my father roasted them in our stove. Now, I cut a slit in the shell, wrap them in some paper towels and put them in the microwave. Delicious.

  11. teddyboy46 September 5, 2022 at 10:14 am #

    Permit me to offer a alternative prediction. The American economy is built on consumption. Indeed during the planedemic the government sent us money to keep spending.

    The Big Money Boyz are not about to let us stop going into debt as we spend our way into oblivion.

    • Islander September 5, 2022 at 10:15 am #

      Get rid of all debt.
      No one can force you to take on debt.

      • malthuss September 5, 2022 at 10:21 am #

        you must be single.

        • megabeth September 5, 2022 at 10:37 am #

          And young.

          • malthuss September 5, 2022 at 4:09 pm #

            or/and have no young to support.

        • Beryl of Oyl September 5, 2022 at 10:50 am #

          Get rid of all debt- I foresee a lot of Americans with debt being forced into bankruptcy.

          Isn’t that what people do once their income no longer covers their bills, after basic necessities?

          Yes, you can cancel cable, downsize that house, etc. but that only goes so far.

          So far, we’ve ignored the problem of the student loan debt holders who have been paying for their loans all along.

          What are they going to do when they just plain can’t pay that bill after they pay for food, fuel, and a roof over their heads?

          On the one hand, you have the Democrats an unconstitutional cancellation. On the other hand, you have Republicans, if they talk about it at all, calling these Americans deadbeats.

          Again, I know quite a few Americans in this situation, struggling but diligently working to pay their loans back.

          They are going to hit the wall pretty soon.

          How can we have one class of debtors singled out for special treatment?

          If you want cancellation, that’s what you are endorsing.

          If you don’t want cancellation, but think mocking these Americans with “you borrowed money, you pay it back” addresses the issue, you are also giving tacit endorsement to treating one class of debtor differently than all others.

          When I point this out to people, they quickly change the subject to ways these people could pay their bills.

          Okay then, apply that to every other kind of debt.

          • justanotherguy September 6, 2022 at 12:12 pm #

            the return to the debt jubilee is the only way to have a debt system for its utility without enslaving a society or having its elite financialize it into the gutter.

            the mechanics of debt issuance and retirement on a 50 year cycle is an interesting thought experiment.

            one aspect is that it strongly ties generations together, as the 50 year cycle bridges 2 or 3.

      • JohnAZ September 5, 2022 at 10:36 am #

        Get rid of all debt?

        Hey great idea!

        Watch everyone’s savings for the future just go poof!

        Watch retirements disappear overnight. Stop the housing market with no mortgages, stop the car industry with no car mortgages, definitely stop fracking, no new oil sources with no financing.

        IOW, start the new Middle Ages, the NWO. What do you think those Davos boys are talking about over there every year?

        • Beryl of Oyl September 5, 2022 at 10:51 am #

          We could go back to debtor’s prisons while we are at it.

          • JohnAZ September 5, 2022 at 11:05 am #


            Come on now, we cannot even get the Leftie DAs and mayors to keep murderers in prison.

          • MaryQueen September 5, 2022 at 8:44 pm #

            I think those already came back.

        • drhooves September 5, 2022 at 12:15 pm #

          Well, mountains of debt will disappear and be discharged, regardless of anything we want to do about it. The Banksters tried to make student loan debt non-dischargeable, and now SloJoe stepped in with his “free” handout of $10K. Anyone who has significant student loans is now in wait and see mode, to see how much gets wiped from the ledger the next go ’round. Jingle mail will pick up as housing costs can’t be maintained.

          A lower standard of living is coming for most of us, like it or not. The Davos boys continue to scheme on how to maintain their wealth as the pie shrinks, but it’ll still shrink. Unfortunately, they’re in a better position to get a bigger slice of the pie. The process of contraction won’t be fair, equitable or evenly distributed across all regions. Learn to get by with less – things, money, and energy now, while there’s still a little slack left in the system.

          A lot of short straws will be available to be drawn, coming soon to all of us.

      • Paula D September 5, 2022 at 12:56 pm #

        I see the Great Reset as a global Jubilee. Yes, the average American is deeply in debt. Car, house, credit card, student, payday loans.
        But the owning class has massive gambling debts that also cannot be paid. Something like $200 TRILLION.
        The Great Reset makes the plebes a bargain. All debt will be cancelled, including the plebes’ debt, but in return all assets are turned over to our owners.
        Just like in previous Jubilees, cancelling outstanding debt never changed the relative positions of the upper class and the lower class.
        I don’t have any debt. What happens to me? Will they take my paid-off house? I wouldn’t put it past them. I already know my car will be worthless when the gas stations shut down. I don’t have a credit card, which already is a problem for some situations. They already do not accept cash as legal tender in some places, which is obviously illegal, but that’s just another unenforced law.

        • Cactus Girl September 5, 2022 at 3:08 pm #

          @Paula D: went to a ballgame last week. They refused to take cash at the concession stand. No prices were posted. Total cost for 2 beers (Bud Lite, in a can, NO cup) and 2 dogs? $43. Last ballgame for me.

          • Paula D September 5, 2022 at 4:53 pm #

            Good for you, Cactus Girl.
            It is outrageous both that they didn’t post the price and that they wouldn’t take cash.

          • Cactus Girl September 5, 2022 at 8:08 pm #

            @Paula D: not to mention the prices! Between the tickets, the carfare and the snacks, it came to over $70 each person.

          • MaryQueen September 5, 2022 at 8:45 pm #

            Wow that’s insane.

            I haven’t been to a ballgame in a couple of decades.

            Now I won’t bother.

          • Paula D September 6, 2022 at 11:54 am #

            Yeah, those prices.
            Little League games are probably still free. And the kids are cuter.

        • abbybwood September 6, 2022 at 1:10 am #

          My understanding is that you can own your home but the land it is on belongs to the state.

          If they raise your property taxes through the roof and you can’t pay you will lose your home.

          One more way for the WEF scheme to work. Take your home and if you play nice they might let you rent it.

          You will own nothing and like it, eh?

          Same with your car. They can raise the annual registration fees so high you can’t pay so bye-bye car.

          They “mandated the jabs” and the non-compliant lost jobs. Now people are finally catching on to that scam. 40,000 military are being released due to refusing the jabs.

          It is about control. Tracking your driving by GPS. Be a bad boy or girl on social media and the next step will be punishing your anti-establishment narrative by messing with your digital currency and how far you can drive. Most cars after 2005 have the technology in place now to just shut your car off if you do not comply.

          Is this the Brave New World?

          • justanotherguy September 6, 2022 at 12:21 pm #

            this is a worst case. as things fall apart, our access to resources depend on individual ingenuity, while there access depends on compliance and organized force.

            assuming the worst now, where we are at the major disadvantage to their advanced capabilities, is temporary.

            as this progresses, they will run out of resources and bodies to monitor and enforce.

            irish democracy will come to be the order of the day, with more and more aspects of our lives coming unglued from the matrix, with only egregious offenders being targeted and stomped to encourage the rest of us.

            they will become just another gang competing.

            ask rome.

          • justanotherguy September 6, 2022 at 6:51 pm #

            (their access)

        • justanotherguy September 6, 2022 at 3:19 pm #

          paula – current estimates of derivatives and other unregulated financial instruments are ~2 quadrillion.

          the argument is that these bets all net out, since they are connected in counterparty chains.

          the problem is that if one counterparty cannot perform, the failure is cascading.

          2008 came very close to this happening. they probably think they can prevent it this time – except this time, energy and economy are out of sync, and they cannot print europe a warm winter.

          popcorn time, right?

          • Paula D September 6, 2022 at 9:15 pm #

            Pretty soon you’re talking real money.

        • justanotherguy September 6, 2022 at 3:25 pm #

          something to keep in mind regarding the notion of a jubilee.

          there is a significant difference between a debt forgiveness episode where the benefits are asymmetric, as per the example here today, and the historical debt jubilee.

          historical jubilees were planned – and the object was to prevent concentration of power by usury. the society was more stable when wealth was not concentrated. when planned, the entirety of the debt system looks very different than ours today.

          if everyone knows debt will be cancelled periodically by jubilee, all economic activity accounts for this fact and for when it will occur.

      • Jo-G September 5, 2022 at 3:26 pm #

        I lived a debt free life. People called me crazy. Paid cash for cars and houses. Began with nothing except blue-collar depression surviving parents who encouraged education and frugality. “A penny saved is a penny earned.” “They can steal your wealth but not your knowledge or skills.” Began saving my money for college from my paper route at 12 years old. In times of high inflation, saving money may be crazy. During the 1980 time frame it probably made more sense to go into debt but I avoided it. Now it is difficult to spend. My wife is a child of hardship so she’s on board with frugality. With inflation now we’re trying to piss our money away before Mr. Kunstler’s long emergency makes it worthless. In today’s essay Mr. Kunstler suggests that the government guarantee of fair dealing by financial intermediaries will dissipate so we need to acquire more real property or things useful for food production or barter for food as the only store of wealth. We think that at our age we won’t be in the survivor group.

        • taijitu September 5, 2022 at 8:08 pm #

          Don’t count on it.

    • Walter B September 5, 2022 at 10:25 am #

      No doubt that they will continue to issue us debt and print cash for themselves until the day that they declare it all worthless and introduce their digital currency. Even the Pope is getting nervous OR pulling the plug on the world’s banking system as he ordered all of his churches to send all of their moveable assets to the Vatican Bank by the 30th of this month. Look it up, it’s on the Vatican website under news. Happened 23 Aug 22.

      • JohnAZ September 5, 2022 at 10:40 am #

        Yep, MMT. The self given authority of the Liberals to continue issuing debt, spending power, even when the justification is gone. It will continue into one of the characteristics of the NWO, UBI.

        Until UBI is deemed worthless by the productive third of the world and the great starvation begins.

        Biden, all the Marines in the world are not going to stop it either.

      • Islander September 5, 2022 at 10:52 am #

        Chris Martenson advises to get rid of all debt and use the cash you have now to purchase solid.

        Anything that you currently need, such as a new car, a new water heater, whatever, buy it now.

        That is my understanding of his message in a recent podcast.

        • SomeoneInAsia September 5, 2022 at 10:55 am #

          Solid what?


          • Islander September 5, 2022 at 4:58 pm #

            Sorry, I meant solid/concrete assets.

        • JohnAZ September 5, 2022 at 11:11 am #

          And pay for it in cash, whatever that is.

          Personal resolution of debt is one of the survival requirements.

          Remember that the goodness of exchange currency is no better than the faith producers and consumers have in it.

          Solid? Gold, who can eat gold? What good is gold in a society that does not need it?

          Over and over, the effects of the apocalypse are understated by everyone, including this blog. The Bible is probably the closest, annihilation of humanity except for a very few.

          Let’s see, how many survived the Flood?

          • malthuss September 5, 2022 at 4:10 pm #

            that tired question,, who can eat gold?

            people eat food.

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

            and after the base survival mode of “food or die” has been exceeded, gold will be part of rebuilding.

            or at least it has for 6000 years or more of human history.

            it would be better if anyone in survival mode were to think about what happens beyond. even that will not last forever.

            collins tutored the irish about the parallel systems that were needed once the objective of freedom from the british boot had been achieved.

            we need to accept that lesson.

          • Anthea September 7, 2022 at 10:34 am #

            @ JohnAZ:

            To have any kind of efficiency in trade, you need a monetary system. People can barter for most basic needs, but it’s not always possible for an exchange to come out equal for both sides of the transaction. E.g., maybe your neighbor will give you a pig in exchange for firewood, or maybe there is nothing you can offer them of equal value at pig-butchering time–or nothing they want or need, because they have their own garden, laying hens, milk cow, fruit trees, and woodlot. What they really need money for is to buy a draft horse (whose owner does not need a pig) or to buy the ten acres adjacent to them. The exchange of IOUs, which might work for small transactions, is not going to cut it.

            If some US states should decide to secede, their first order of business should be to decide what to do about money and banking.

            Personally, I think the best thing to do would be to use silver and gold as mediums of exchange. I also suspect that a lot more people have a little hoard of gold and silver coins stashed away than you would think–as in, anyone who has any investments of any kind surely knows they should have some physical gold and silver as a hedge.

            In the event of a monetary collapse, these people will start to consider offering one of their silver dollars for big bag of rice or a few laying hens. Others will gradually do the same, and pretty soon the wheels of commerce will have enough grease to recommence.

        • Cactus Girl September 5, 2022 at 3:11 pm #

          @Islander: everyone says to get out of debt. Wouldn’t it be better to go into debt, buy as much as you can, and then default? When everything collapses, who’s gonna come after you to make you pay?

          • Night Owl September 5, 2022 at 3:28 pm #

            I agree. If this goes where the WEF ghouls tell us they are taking it, then it matters not whether one has debt. If you have a mortgage, a financed car, anything — you are only going to be able to pay it off (potentially) if you have a fixed rate and are able to keep your income flowing.

            And, if they really get CBDCs through with the SSI passes, they are going to force you to do all kinds of things to keep your accounts open.

            There is no advantage to being debt free when the end game is the construction of a digital prison. If you don’t want to play the game, it won’t matter how much debt you have, as you won’t have access to any money anyways.

          • Islander September 5, 2022 at 5:03 pm #

            I can sort of see this argument, but only sort of.

            Being in debt means someone else has power over you.

            I would not bank (ha ha) on cancellation of my debt, so the sky’s the limit and I’ll let the good times rolls until . . . ???

            I also would not count on CBDC being rolled out so quickly that having debt doesn’t cost you a lot of interest in the meantime. .

            And, I would not count on the rollout of CBDC meaning that all debts are canceled. Rather i would assume that at the rollout, any debt you have will be deducted from the total amount of digital cash you are allowed to have.

            Better to let others try out that game.

          • MaryQueen September 5, 2022 at 8:47 pm #

            I was thinking that same thing. Plus they can’t get water out of a stone. Still, could be used to put you in debtor’s prison/ camp. But they’d have to round up millions. Not that easy.

          • Night Owl September 6, 2022 at 3:53 am #

            Islander, I find the debt argument very one dimensional in most cases.

            Debt can be use to one’s advantage as well.

            We have a mortgage at present, and we will not be selling our house. It is currently worth about double what we paid 4 years ago, but I realize this could change.

            Even if it does change, in the end, regardless of what happens, we will need an income. If that income depends on acquiescing to digital slavery, then we are toast in this respect.

            Debt is meaningless when one can no longer generate cash. You are broke with or without the debt, and in the case of the Great Reset, if you do not comply, you will need to find an entirely new way of life — outside of the system.

          • Paula D September 6, 2022 at 11:58 am #

            Cancelling debt is part of the Great Reset.
            The way I understand it, if you are in debt they cancel it, but then you have to live where they tell you to live.
            I think it will be harder for them to take paid off property.

            They might do it anyway but why set yourself up for their Reset plans?

          • justanotherguy September 6, 2022 at 12:56 pm #

            debt was only the faith that an investment will result in real utilitarian growth, (example, new energy technology) or a shift in utility from a prior mode to a new one (example, buggy whip makers fail while tire makers grow).

            so either debt grows as a zero sum game or growth without bounds.

            growth in productivity could be a material increase, or a qualitative improvement. its arguable if your home theater screen improving from 2K to 4K resolution justifies the debt incurred or the inevitable planned obsolescence.

            many of our standards (which ultimately aim investment / debt) defining “advancements” will be revert to prioritize civilization fundamentals, and ironically simplified. in fact, the irony is that those standards have been skewed to serve debt, rather that the standards defining whether an increase in debt is justified or not.

            many will argue that the market’s efficient allocation function keeps debt and the vector of risk / advancement in their proper order, ie, debt follows investment decisions, but ultimately, the debt system combined with the dollar as world reserve currency has warped all debt to the higher imperative:

            debt must grow or the debt reserve system crashes in literal truth. this cannot last, and a future debt system must include a jubilee, or we’re playing groundhog day with the war -> empire -> failure game. enough of that already.

          • GreenAlba September 6, 2022 at 1:03 pm #

            I think the plan is that people with mortgage or other debt will be offered debt forgiveness in return for renouncing all future right to private property. There was a leaked Canadian local government memo to this effect.

            Then you might have some other people billeted on you, if that’s their fancy, or you might be chucked out of what is now their property and sent to a high-rise rabbit hutch.

            My flat is paid up, but I don’t think that will do more than buy a few months of freedom (if I haven’t starved to death by then anyway). I still have to pay local council tax on the property and I will only be able to pay it while I have access to my own funds. So I reckon they’ll use that to take over paid-up properties. Any debt will be dealt with by confiscating assets, primarily one’s home.

          • justanotherguy September 6, 2022 at 3:35 pm #

            ga – possibly – but for masses of people to be dispossessed requires either an extraordinary event that works in concert with circumstances, or a long gradual change.

            i think the rate of change has exceeded by a far amount what the globalist plan might have been, and there is virtually no imaginable worldwide event, save for a meteor or some such, that can fit the variety of circumstances.

            the u.s., and the population in possession of not-f15s, is still the wild card.

            i really feel sorry for the rest of the anglosphere – do you think people will just accede to what you describe there?

          • GreenAlba September 6, 2022 at 7:36 pm #

            I think that, living in a country like the US, which still has massive open spaces and natural resources, it’s easy to criticise people in the old world who have neither. I am not going to ‘accept’ what’s coming, but for me that means I’m going to choose to starve if the other choice is digital slavery. Like most ordinary people I have literally no options, except that one.

            I read recently that ‘they’ have incorporated in their projections that 1-2% of us will choose to starve rather than comply. They have plans already for disposing of us, apparently.

            Most of the people I know have absolutely no idea of what is going on. My husband is still calling me a conspiracy theorist after more than a year of telling him what’s going on. How do you deal with that?

          • justanotherguy September 7, 2022 at 9:22 pm #

            ga – not a rhetorical question. my wife finally came around when she saw the 2020 election and then the ccp virus.

            she said “there are some things you cannot unsee”

            its gradual until the wall crumbles – my stepson “getting it” independently of me was probably the straw that broke it all free.

            keep the faith – come to the us if you can.

          • Islander September 8, 2022 at 7:56 pm #

            Not sure what you mean by “the debt argument.”

            Of course one may have to go into debt in modern life.

            When I got a mortgage to buy a house, the monthly payment was a hell of a lot less than paying rent. Plus, of course I built upo equity in the house.

            Still, a big portion of a mortgage is interest payments. Of course you know that. Aside from being able to deduct mortgage interest from one’s income tax, I can see no advantages to paying interest to anyone for anything if one can avoid it. Many Americans totally misunderstand the point here and actually like the idea of getting a mortgage so that they can deduct the interest payments. Go figure.

            By managing to pay off my mortgage early I avoided a total of $12,000 in interest. I can’t recall the calculation of how much interest I had already paid.

            Credit card debt is of course usurious. That is why credit card cos are located in Delaware, where they have been protected by Credit Card Joe.

            One point made by Michael Hudson last year in the context of the stimulation checks: Many people have credit cards issued through their banks. When the money was sent directly to people’s bank accounts, if they had credit card debt that debt got paid automatically by the bank with the infusion of new money. Thus, the helicopter money was a huge boon to the credit card companies. Thanks, Joe!!

        • Jo-G September 5, 2022 at 3:39 pm #

          It seems like many people are “…use the cash you have now to purchase solid. ” Home improvement contractors seem to be booked up all over America. My friends and family all say you can’t get supplies nor work contracts from home repair companies. One family member was just told last week that it would be over a year wait to have a new front gate installed. I’m aware that some luxury durable items are sold out too.

          • Night Owl September 6, 2022 at 3:54 am #

            Real estate is probably the safest investment right now. But then again, it usually is anyways.

          • Paula D September 6, 2022 at 11:59 am #

            That’s why they call it “real”.

          • Night Owl September 7, 2022 at 7:52 am #


  12. SomeoneInAsia September 5, 2022 at 10:28 am #

    I’m apt to wonder how — if at all — the ‘World Made by Hand’ scenario could play out here in Singapore where I live. There’s very little land here; Singapore’s so tiny it would take at least a few hundred Singapores to cover even the smallest state in the US. And this island nation is so highly modernized and industrialized, and hence so reliant on a functioning global economic system to feed her people (more than 90% of our food is imported), that it’s frankly hard to see the people here reverting to some pre-industrial way of life that can allow us to continue even at a subsistence level.

    My fear is that Singapore’s probably doomed…

    Someone: Well, The World Made by Hand series is set in America for specific reasons. Of course it would be unlikely to go down the same way in other places. — JHK Admin

    QUOTE:***How did all those sedulously trained doctors get so mind-fucked as to persist in saying the “vaccines” were safe-and-effective, when the vaxxes were obviously killing and maiming people? They’re still stuck in that disgraceful posture, busy punishing their colleagues who demur, and dishonoring medicine — not to mention the thousands of public health officials still pushing vaxxes and boosters to this day.***

    I think perhaps they were simply blackmailed…

    • benr September 5, 2022 at 10:33 am #

      @SOMEONE IN Asia

      Some serious hanging gardens and roof top food production is in order.

      • SomeoneInAsia September 5, 2022 at 10:38 am #

        I sure hope that would help!

        • Anthea September 5, 2022 at 11:15 am #

          Many of the people in Singapore will leave. Those will be the ones who survive.

    • Not_GeorgeT September 5, 2022 at 10:45 am #

      Blackmailed, as in lose your job and standard of living, is in play. The debt one might still be paying off for medical school doesn’t go away.

      Private practices are mostly gone. Physicians are hospital employees. The hospital administrators dictate the practice of medicine. The focus is the bottom line and their bonus potential.

      • Beryl of Oyl September 5, 2022 at 12:30 pm #

        Reading your remark for a second time, Not, I wonder if that wasn’t all part of the plan, part of the reason student loan debt was a carve-out from bankruptcy reform legislation.

        I know the excuses, such as some students just finishing medical school tried declaring bankruptcy right away; but as I’ve said before that was an excuse and not a reason, because the legislation could simply have been written in such a way to prevent that stunt.

        No, I’m thinking the no discharge ever rules may have been a way of keeping certain professions shackled to the job because they could not afford to walk away and start over.

        Something I had not known, back when we were being told we were “behind” the Japanese in technology, was that droves of students left the electrical engineering field during the Viet Nam era, because they did not want to go to work for the War Machine.

        A doctor told me this- he trained as an engineer, but then switched to medicine.

        Nowadays, someone with a pricey degree in the professions that still pay a living wage generally can’t afford to do that, leave the one job let alone get a degree in another field.

        I’m thinking now about all the planning that went into Obamacare, and how people did not recognize that it was “not health care reform” at all.

        What if “bankruptcy reform” was part of putting doctors under the government’s thumb?

        • Ron Anselmo September 5, 2022 at 3:52 pm #

          Beryl – a close neighbor, whom I call Doc, sarcastically corrects me and says he is now a “Healthcare Provider”. Yes – he now considers himself under the government’s thumb. Good points.

        • Islander September 5, 2022 at 5:22 pm #


          Interesting points

          I ended up not getting any kind of post-B.A. degree because I could not see going into debt to do it. I wasn’t certain I’d be able to pay it off. That is, partly I felt I needed the degree to have a “career” and make an adequate salary, but at the same time I was afraid of having a debt hanging over me. I was contemplating getting an M.E. so that I could teach in the public schools. But then I thought: The state should actually be paying ME to get this degree. I am college-educated and love kids and would like to be able to teach school. But why should I go into debt to do it???

          So, that was a fork in the road. I never made much money but I did manage to support myself as a freelancer. But I used the money I had to buy a house instead of to pay expenses and tuition to go to grad school (even a state U). . And for that, as a matter of fact, I did get state aid as a first-time home buyer. Once I paid off my mortgage I was debt-free. However, this was possible only because I lived very frugally. no new clothes, no new cars, no a lot of things.

          • Islander September 5, 2022 at 5:23 pm #

            And the only reason i was able to get into the state program was because I had no existing debt.

        • Not_GeorgeT September 5, 2022 at 10:26 pm #

          It is beyond ‘no discharge ever’. It is a trap resulting in a form of indentured servitude.

          I’ll start with the Department of Education, a Carter creation.

          If the goal was to improve education in the US, it is a dismal failure on its best day.

          If its goal was to enrich the colleges, universities and tenured professors, it is a success.

          If the goal was to expand the influence of ‘wokeness’ utilizing colleges and universities as the breeding and testing ground for interference in the daily life of the people in this country, it is a success.

          If the goal was to grow a social justice kangaroo court model without due process (Title IX) as a pilot program for more invasive ‘laws’ such as ‘red flag’ laws, it is a success

          If its goal was to make the recipients of loans slaves of the state, it is a success.

          Is the US better educated now than in 1976-1980? I’ll answer with a resounding No. Everything has been dumbed down, and it started around 1980, just as DOE was getting up to speed.

          Tuitions were raised, the loans were rolled in together under a cumbersome FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) process. Always beware of the name. Programs such as this have misleading names to sound great. They suck great at the same time.

          I tried filling one out for one of my children. It didn’t take long to toss it aside and determine we’d find another way. Going into the trades was a good option. Good wages and the jobs can’t be readily outsourced to some distant land with borderline slave labor. Try getting a plumber, electrician, or HVAC repair person from China to make a house call in the USA.

          Better to find the kid who went to the regional technical school, landed an apprenticeship after graduating and moved up in a blue-color trade with good wages and benefits.


          Have a generation (or two) with useless degrees who ‘qualified’ for more and increasingly larger loans to pay for the salaries at the universities and the building programs and perks which the higher education grifters employed with federal government assistance for a couple of generations.

          At its core, it is part of a huge wealth transfer.

          I could start making a list of those programs which are nothing more than huge wealth transfers, but I won’t. The people on here mostly get it already.

          Returning to the discharge of student loans through bankruptcy, there seemed to be a problem decades ago. A different solution was needed. Indentured servitude was not and still is not the answer.

          I’ll entertain the idea it was a long range plan, and wear a tinfoil hat so as to be easily identified.

          A tinfoil hat for every conspiracy theory. Can I get something, maybe a gold star sticky to put on my tinfoil hats for every such theory testing true?

          I’d consider clown noses for dress-up days, but I already have a supply.

          What to do?

          If these GenXers and Millenials want relief, let them find a way to do a reverse wealth transfer to reclaim what they paid. Don’t reach into my pocket. I paid my way and made the necessary sacrifices to get it done.

          Put a bunch of universities and medical schools out of business through reverse wealth transfers, it would be a start. Huge endowments = a target-rich environment.

          Bankrupt the corrupt politicians who facilitated the wealth transfer as part of the process. Mostly, they’re inside traders protected by laws they create and pass.

          No empathy, no mercy.

          The people who foisted and fostered these tuition-based wealth transfers on generations of US students deserve neither. Let them reap what they have sown.

          I’ll buy the popcorn for the show.

          Is Grandma’s corn-popper basket available?

          Maybe go for making kettle corn? Yum yum Delish!

          • Anthea September 6, 2022 at 9:58 am #

            @ Not_GeorgeT:

            Excellent post!

            I especially agree with your suggestion to “put a bunch of universities and medical schools out of business” and go after their huge endowments–to reimburse their students for the fraud these schools have perpetrated upon them.

            In fact, close down the entire public school system, K-PhD, liquidate all their assets, fire all their employees and claw back all employee benefits, and use the money to reimburse their students for fraud, and to reimburse the taxpayer, who was also defrauded of the value of his tax dollar.

        • Anthea September 6, 2022 at 9:26 am #

          Back when the legislation was passed so that you student loans could not be discharged in bankruptcy, the reason that was always cited was that newly graduated doctors with six-figure incomes were filing for bankruptcy to erase their student loan debt. That was the go-to example.

          The last time I checked, the rule for being able to file for bankruptcy was to have debt in excess of one year’s income. So if you were newly graduated from medical school, your student loan debt almost certainly exceeded your first year’s income as a doctor, even if you were making $100K a year. So I suspect that it was very common to game the bankruptcy laws–and it was likely even part of a medical student’s planning to decide to take on student loan debt in excess of their expected first year’s income as a doctor. (Frankly, you’d be an idiot not to plan it that way.)

          • Islander September 8, 2022 at 8:04 pm #

            One skill that I think will be very valuable in the near future is welding.

            If you can weld you can keep a vehicle together far past its sell-by date.

            There are lots of other uses for welding in the world-made-by-hand future.

            There is plenty of scrap metal around. A lot of it ends up in the big skip at the landfill—form appliances to lawn furniture to pots and pans. In many countries the stuff in there would be getting used for something new, fixed and reused, smelted and re-formed into something else . . .

    • JohnAZ September 5, 2022 at 10:46 am #

      Someone in Asia.

      No, I think they had no other political choice? Why, because they had no solution to Covid, and the PTB trembled as they ordered anything to quell the public storm.

      I do think that medicine and mankind itself took a real hit to its invulnerability in 2020.

      IMHO, the cities of the world are where the Long Emergency is going to clobber and destroy. The Middle Ages onset was caused by the same thing, descent of the human race to its Aggie subsistence level.

      • SomeoneInAsia September 5, 2022 at 10:53 am #

        QUOTE:***IMHO, the cities of the world are where the Long Emergency is going to clobber and destroy.***

        Singapore is a city.

        • JohnAZ September 5, 2022 at 11:15 am #

          As you said, Singapore is probably doomed.

          Remember though, If the apocalypse occurs, the cities will empty out and they will be coming for the rest of us.

          • justanotherguy September 6, 2022 at 1:09 pm #

            under the assumption they will reach us.

            that is a thin assumption – and is where CW2 will begin.

      • 100th Avatar September 5, 2022 at 11:00 am #

        Cities are where people are forced to comply… and that’s why they want you in them.

        • JohnAZ September 5, 2022 at 11:13 am #

          A place where you are forced to comply, you have no choice.

          Good example. Piss off the truckers, cities, and your supply chain disappears, then what?

          • Rowdypiglet September 5, 2022 at 12:04 pm #

            What I’ve failed to understand is why there hasn’t been a general strike on the part of all the people who actually keep the physical world running, i.e. the deplorables for whom the elite have so much contempt.

            What if they couldn’t get a plumber to fix their toilet, couldn’t get a roofer to stop the leak, couldn’t get a mechanic to fix their car? I don’t think it would have to last very long. The people who are ruling over us are the most helpless and dependent human beings to ever infest the earth.

          • 100th Avatar September 5, 2022 at 12:18 pm #

            More and more of these people doing the LABOR are just grateful to be allowed in here, working.

            Look around, it ain’t Trump voters doing the dirty work.

            The majority of the deplorable working class are OD’ing on Fentanyl and/or buckets of KFC.

      • Not_GeorgeT September 5, 2022 at 11:01 am #

        Yes, medicine took a real hit. It was self-induced, with those not participating in the fraud being ostracized and worse.

        It will only have an opportunity to right itself when physicians are again able to be physicians and exercise good judgement rather than be lashed as prisoners to the post of evidence based medicine to the exclusion of all other options.

      • pyrrhus September 5, 2022 at 11:13 am #

        The West won’t even be able to save indoor plumbing, as that requires at least semi-competent people in charge….

    • Beryl of Oyl September 5, 2022 at 10:59 am #

      What I still don’t get- I knew, when the whole nutty “until a vaccine is found” criminality started, that what they had in mind was an experimental gene therapy that could not be called a vaccine, because it could not prevent you from getting the virus, and it could not prevent you from passing along the disease.

      That information was readily available to anyone who wanted to spend two minutes reading.

      Remember, medicine all over the world ‘cleared the decks’ for this cold virus.

      Doctors were focussing on covid, and covid only. They could not have been to busy to read up on this shot. That excuse is impossible.

      BTW there are STILL people with credentials who will not admit that Alex Berenson was right all along. In the face of overwhelming data, they are reaching for any other possible scenario instead of the one that is staring them in the face.

    • spaingaroo September 5, 2022 at 11:45 am #

      absolutely, first sign of leaving the plantation on vaxxes and they lose their medical license, and many places have considered and / or are jailing doctors that do such things as prescribe Hydrochloroquine or Ivermectin to their conjob patients. See Queensland for an example.

      • Rowdypiglet September 5, 2022 at 12:06 pm #

        I’m aware of one who has lost her medical license. That’s a lot like taking out one person and shooting them as a warning to others who might consider doing the same.

    • Jarek September 5, 2022 at 12:22 pm #

      Yes, of course they were blackmailed. And given human frailty, unwilling to leave their good jobs AND unwilling to admit their lack of moral heroism – even to themselves. So they pretend and “life” goes on, always getting worse and worse as good people refuse to stand up or walk away.

      • justanotherguy September 6, 2022 at 1:14 pm #

        i remember reading of a survey done (maybe with military personnel?) where the questions were:

        would you risk you life for your children, wife, family, friend or nation? answer: resounding yes

        would you risk your job for your children, wife, family, friend, nation or moral principles?
        answer: let me get back to you on that…

        we’re all the same in this, and we are being played with that understanding.

        its how you boil frogs.

        • Jarek September 8, 2022 at 12:53 pm #

          Interesting point. Heroism is one thing, but without your job you’re a bum – and you won’t have your children, wife, and family.

          We need a parallel system.

    • Paula D September 5, 2022 at 1:01 pm #

      Look up the population of Singapore (applied to everywhere) in 1800.
      That is how many the island can support.

    • Ron Anselmo September 5, 2022 at 3:46 pm #

      Over time, it may not be a huge concern, as the population of Singapore collapses. Can’t remember the exact figures, but as many as 95-98% of Singaporeans were vaccinated, due to their rigid obedience.

      Further, again, can’t remember the exact figures, but the 2020-2021 increase in births was only 2.5%, down from a typical 4-5% increase. The 2021-2022 decrease in births is clocking in at 8.5%.

      Thus, a decrease in births of about 10.5% over the last two years. Another benefit of the “safe & effective” shots – birth control (read population reduction)!

      • MaryQueen September 5, 2022 at 8:50 pm #

        My cousin lives there, got jabbed now in the hospital with “covid”

  13. benr September 5, 2022 at 10:31 am #

    Self reflection being projected off on others Joey?
    Just insert Democrat for MAGA AND IT IS 100% ACCURATE.

    MAGA proposals are a threat to the very soul of this country.

    — President Biden (@POTUS) September 4, 2022

    The MAGA agenda represents an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our Republic.

    It doesn’t respect our Constitution.
    It doesn’t believe in the rule of law.
    And it doesn’t recognize the will of the people.

    — President Biden (@POTUS) September 4, 2022

    BREAKING: Trump on Biden’s speech: “The most vicious, hateful, and divisive speech ever delivered by an American President vilifying 75 million citizens..as threats to democracy and enemies of the state.”


    — Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) September 3, 2022

    “Vilifying 75 million citizens, plus another probably 75 to 150, if we want to be accurate about it, as threats to democracy and as enemies of the state,” Trump stated. “You’re all enemies of the state. He’s an enemy of the state if you want to know the truth. The enemy of the state is him and the group that controls him, which is circling around him. ‘Do this. Do that, Joe. You got to do this, Joe’. Right.”

    • Beryl of Oyl September 5, 2022 at 11:02 am #

      Right on cue, you get the fake Twitter accounts calling Trump racist, misogynist, etc. etc. so the adherents to the new religion of globalism will feel there is safety in numbers, and repeat those words to discredit him.

      • JohnAZ September 5, 2022 at 11:19 am #


        Right on. The real enemies of America with a c are the MSM who are controlling what Joe Everyman hears and sees. What would happen to the Uniparty if the MSM suddenly veered to the Right tomorrow?

        • cbeard September 5, 2022 at 12:05 pm #

          Just imagine how quickly things could turn around if honesty was restored to the MSM. Instead of non stop obfuscation and lies, to be inundated with truth every time that you tuned in to TV, radio, printed media, internet websites etc. I don’t see things getting better until this happens. I have friends and family that believe all that they are told by the MSM. You can’t fix stupid.

          • Rowdypiglet September 5, 2022 at 12:09 pm #

            I too have friends and family who believe what the television tells them and faithfully repeat it. If the MSM were to suddenly begin telling the truth, I think their heads would explode.

            It’s not just the realization that they were willingly misled, it’s that they’d have to face having been complicit in the deaths of loved ones whom they encouraged and bullied to get the vax.

          • Not_GeorgeT September 5, 2022 at 12:20 pm #

            There is the saying “some people have a brain, others have a tv”

          • hmuller September 5, 2022 at 12:28 pm #

            I agree, Rowdypiglet, most people can’t take the truth. Of course, the MSM doesn’t lie to protect them. It lies to manipulate them.

  14. BackRowHeckler September 5, 2022 at 10:36 am #

    This doesn’t bode well for the EV Revolution sweeping the planet. For example, GM has built an entire factory to produce the new 12 ton Escalade Lux EV, pricetag: $300,000. Surely executives, marketing people and engineers at General Motors know what they’re doing and wouldn’t invest so much capital in what seems to outsiders to be a boondoggle. GM claims there are thousands of perspective buyers “putting down deposits” eager to get in on the early action lol.

    • JohnAZ September 5, 2022 at 10:49 am #


      Thousands, huh.

      Great, what %is that of 330 million?

    • 100th Avatar September 5, 2022 at 10:58 am #

      BRH, you’re not going to be owning a vehicle.
      This is precisely the point: to make poor a renting class.

      The future (for the non-elite) is subscription ride-on-demand autonomous vehicles

      • Beryl of Oyl September 5, 2022 at 11:06 am #

        And Daddy will take the T-bird away if you do something naughty.

        You’ll be grounded if you didn’t do something TPTB told you to do.

      • Woodchuck September 5, 2022 at 12:32 pm #

        Oh, we’ll be owning vehicles all right. But they’ll be having 2 wheels instead of 4, and many will be powered by human legs, not pistons. Bicycles powered by small and simple two stroke engines will be very popular.

        Riding bicycles will do wonders to restore the general health and fitness of what’s left of the population.

        • Beryl of Oyl September 5, 2022 at 12:53 pm #

          We have thing called “black ice” in these parts. One winter I saw a cyclist wipe out on a patch. It wasn’t pretty.

          • Disaffected September 5, 2022 at 2:17 pm #

            Been there, done that. You go down so fast and so hard it takes you five minutes afterward to figure out what happened. Luckily, it was a small village in Germany on Thanksgiving Day and as far as I know nobody saw it. Must have slid for 100 ft or more. Funny in retrospect.

          • justanotherguy September 6, 2022 at 1:21 pm #

            we’ve been putting pull rivets in old tires to ride on ice for ages. better than any studded bike tire we can get.

            head faces inward toward tube, of course.

        • 100th Avatar September 5, 2022 at 12:57 pm #

          The fleets of electric scooters air-dropped overnight in name-your-city-across-the-globe should have been a wake-up call

          seldom noticed is the pre-conditioning.

        • benr September 5, 2022 at 1:16 pm #

          Come on do you really think even bicycles would be allowed.

          You forget we are as humans’ carbon emitters as well as methane emitters.
          Leaving your housing pod will require authorization it would appear.

      • Night Owl September 5, 2022 at 3:31 pm #

        It is more than that. Look up “freedom as a service.”

    • pyrrhus September 5, 2022 at 11:16 am #

      But not enough generation capacity to power the few EVs already in service..California asked owners not to charge their vehicles during a recent period…

      • 100th Avatar September 5, 2022 at 12:00 pm #

        Just like masks and vax this is merely rehearsal and preparation for a future where your mobility is kept in-check.

  15. 100th Avatar September 5, 2022 at 10:42 am #

    Guardian had an excerpt from Rushkoff’s book about billionaire preppers.

    His (rough) conclusion: they WANT it to blow up so as to move to the next stage.

    He believes their very existence: a world/system where so many are taking so much off the top is why we are headed for catastrophe.

    Nobody, particularly Americans who are so indoctrinated to believe that limitless wealth accumulation is a right, wants to admit this. That unrestrained greed and accumulation by few is detrimental, that THIS is a class conflict.

    They don’t want you to see this. They want you occupied with immigrants and poor people why they are building bunkers and secret farms around the world.

    There are plenty of resources here for people to live a luxurious lifestyle in balance with nature and the planet.

    For a relative few (500,000?)

    You’re not a part of this future.

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    • JohnAZ September 5, 2022 at 10:54 am #


      Who is going to produce all the goodies for the Elite 500000?

      What makes you think that the remainder of society are going to allow the Elite to survive?

      One of the first victims of an out and out social war will be Davos.

      • 100th Avatar September 5, 2022 at 10:56 am #

        Read the story/book.
        They already have contracted security services.
        Starving people make great workers.
        Robots make the best.

        • JohnAZ September 5, 2022 at 11:25 am #

          Who will hiring security services?

          Those folks will be dead! You need robot creators and coaches to have robots. Those people will be dead.

          You know who will be alive? All those city gangs and Rightist gun owners who know how to kill other people effectively.

          There will be no Davos, no Deep State, no Hampton, no Newport, just lots of rich folks gunned down.

          When Rome devolved into the Middle Ages, who died? Not the soldiers or farmers. The elite who no longer had a purpose.

          • Why_weren't_we_asked_about_Degrowth September 5, 2022 at 1:28 pm #

            That’s why they’re going to use nukes or bioweapons, while they sot on their yachts.

          • Ron Anselmo September 5, 2022 at 3:59 pm #

            “…Rightist gun owners who know how to kill other people effectively.” ~JAZ

            Yes John, effectively, and without emotion or malice, just accepting that it is something that will have to be done.

      • 100th Avatar September 5, 2022 at 11:02 am #

        Rushkoff quotes a billionaire worried about keeping his hired SEALS in line. To the point of developing compliance collars to fit them with

        • SomeoneInAsia September 5, 2022 at 11:05 am #

          Once he can no longer pay his SEALs…

          • 100th Avatar September 5, 2022 at 12:22 pm #


            They have food, shelter, and security/order.

            And does one think that if a SEAL or contracted security worker decides to take the throne that things will change?

            It doesn’t matter who is in control because what remains is a situation of some surviving and most not.

        • JohnAZ September 5, 2022 at 11:26 am #

          Yeah right.

          The billionaire will be dead!

        • Rowdypiglet September 5, 2022 at 12:14 pm #

          The point is that, in those circumstances, those at the top would be in danger of assassination every single moment of their lives. You still need doctors and nurses when you’re sick, people to grow and prepare your food – you need human beings to do many things for you that robots won’t be doing anytime in the foreseeable future. And every single one of them hates you and wants you dead, including the ones you’ve hired to protect you.

          • 100th Avatar September 5, 2022 at 12:24 pm #

            Follow this through. The Billionaire is murdered. Then what?
            The bunker, stores, farm, meds, water is opened for everyone?

            No, it just means a new verifiable warlord.

          • Anthea September 5, 2022 at 1:56 pm #

            Back in the Middle Ages, the feudal lords were able to command the loyalty of their knights–possibly because they were able to offer them relative comfort and security. The peasants went along with the deal because the feudal lord and his knights provided protection in a world full of roving outlaws, along with the risk of attack by a neighboring warlord.

            The knights’ alternatives to serving the feudal lord would have been either to become roving outlaw/bandit or to set themselves up as a feudal lord in their own right. To accomplish the latter, they would have had to fight an existing feudal lord. One of the chief requirements of feudal lordship was some serious fortifications to protect them from just such an attack.

            The peasants’ alternative to living as subjects was to become a roving outlaw/bandit. This would have been a very precarious life, and there was no guarantee that a runaway serf would be accepted by an existing band of outlaws/bandits. Pickings for outlaws/ bandits were probably pretty slim, and there was probably no real future in such a life.

          • Anthea September 5, 2022 at 2:13 pm #

            My impression too is that what is now Italy had sorted itself out into little feudal fiefdoms a long time before the fall of the Roman Empire settled into the Middle Ages. The wealthier people set themselves up as lords of latifundia worked by slaves. I’m not enough of a student of history to know when this became a trend in anciety Rome, but I’m pretty sure it was a LONG time before Rome officially fell.

            If a parallel situation developed here in the US, what we’d see is the very wealthy buying up fairly large areas of land. In an economic collapse, they could find people to work the land as virtual slaves. In a societal collapse where there was a situation of lawlessness, the landowner would also be able to provide protection. It probably wouldn’t be too hard to find “knights” to act as defenders in a setting where the landowner could offer them a reasonably good and secure life (relative to the alternatives) and substantial prestige.

          • Paula D September 5, 2022 at 2:50 pm #

            In Illinois, Anthea, a form of that has already happened.
            Since the 80s more and more small farmers sold their land, but some of them now lease land to farm from the wealthy who bought it.
            I read somewhere that only 30% of Illinois farmland is farmed by the owner.
            It’s probably the same in Missouri?

          • Paula D September 5, 2022 at 2:52 pm #

            And I agree about the fortifications. Look at those old castles, built by hand.
            You sure as hell would not do all that work unless it was necessary for protection.
            (Obviously the overlord didn’t actually do the work, but you know what I mean).

          • Beryl of Oyl September 5, 2022 at 3:19 pm #

            Anthea, this kind of reminds me of the origins of the mafia; and also the gangs that form along ethnic lines in our cities.

            The irony is, being in a gang or under the protection of the mob exposes one to violence as well.

          • Night Owl September 5, 2022 at 3:43 pm #

            Yes, Paula.

            And something many Americans and others don’t realize is how small Europe is and how fierce the competition was for even small areas with resources. Here in Germany, there is a place called Manderscheid where I’ve taken visiting family a few times.

            In Manderscheid, there is a Oberburg and Niederburg, two castles about 500 meters away from one another. They used to fight over access to the resources between and around them.

            Same as when one visits the Dahner Felsenland, where on one 15 km hike, one can see as many as 20 different ruins of castles built by bands of robber barons/knights. The region itself probably has 60-70 of these ruins, and it is not a big area.

          • Anthea September 6, 2022 at 10:35 am #

            @ Paula D:

            In most rural counties around me, one or two families own quite a large percentage of the agricultural land, and they usually rent it out rather than farming it themselves. (In some cases, the owners are elderly widows, which I have read is very often the case in Iowa.) Owners of large acreages receive substantial ag subsidies from the government, often have city jobs, and are very politically powerful, which normally means that their family members hoover up all the jobs in local government. Several of these nepotistic placements in local government have wreaked havoc on some local economies because of their stupidity and incompetence.

            The thing about modern farming is (as an old friend of mine used to say), “It costs as much to farm five acres as to farm 500.” If you were a farmer who owned 120 acres, you would need to purchase farm machinery to the tune of (heck, I don’t even know) maybe a couple of million dollars. So in order to pay for your equipmment, you must rent acreages from other landowners. Then you hope for the best re yields and markets.

            As another old-lady friend of mine (a farmer’s widow) once said, “A farmer is nothin’ but a gambler.”

          • Paula D September 6, 2022 at 9:20 pm #

            I think they lease those tractors also.
            My farmer neighbor told me they cost a million dollars, so no one can afford them.

        • SpeedyBB September 9, 2022 at 8:17 am #

          “…compliance collars…” hits a rich comedy motherlode.

          Batteries dead? Gives you a jolt whenever you pick up a weapon? Collar’s too loose, Bruce?

          The sleek immortals blow all that dough and fret and scheme, but there is always a Mack Sennett trapdoor awaiting them. And because they are the Entitled Ones, they and their kin are on the bullseye.

          A beloved child has a rare blood condition. The wife needs eye surgery. A mysterious, painful and potentially lethal fungus is going around: first the slaves, then their guards. How to keep the Masters from infection …

          It is simply impossible to cover all the risks, no matter how much moolah you lather around.

      • SomeoneInAsia September 5, 2022 at 11:03 am #

        I’d love to see the ‘elite’ everywhere being given their comeuppance.

        Including the CCP.

        In particular that fat, ugly man on the Chinese throne.

      • Bob Polecat September 5, 2022 at 11:22 am #

        It amazes me that people are amazed every time that TPTB procure yet another ace from their shirt sleeve.

        They appear with a massive supply of normalcy bias, have spent no time or effort researching or analyzing and then dismiss the whole thing out-of-hand on account of not fathoming the other side of the obviously coming paradigm shift.

        • Rain Waters September 5, 2022 at 12:28 pm #

          the way sufficient stickers magically appeared 6 ft apart on ALL grocery store floors by spring 2020. . .

          • Paula D September 5, 2022 at 2:54 pm #

            And the plexiglass barriers. That was quick.

    • Disaffected September 5, 2022 at 2:20 pm #

      Very interesting 100th. That’s pretty much how I see it too.

    • SW September 5, 2022 at 2:36 pm #

      All the billionaires in their bunkers would be dead in ten years. They will all have died of boredom having no one else to talk to other than each other.

    • Islander September 5, 2022 at 5:40 pm #

      Some years ago someone calculated that the growth in wealth dispartiy in the USA could be tracked with the tax breaks for the wealthy introduced by I think Reagan.

      It was a direct relationship between changes in tax brackets and tax rates and the movement of wealth to the top 1% and then .1%.

  16. Anthea September 5, 2022 at 10:59 am #

    “Yet the Covid episode is shot through with mystery. How did all those sedulously trained doctors get so mind-fucked as to persist in saying the “vaccines” were safe-and-effective, when the vaxxes were obviously killing and maiming people?”

    The medical profession largely ceased practicing medicine decades ago and just became another grifting operation–like almost every other enterprise in the US. I suspect that almost everyone working in the field of medicine has known this at some level for a very long time. I.e., they know that their sense of purpose to heal and care for the sick has long been consistently frustrated and thwarted. They may attribute this to causes other than greed or malice, but they’re used to it. Doctors are used to practicing medicine based on a flow chart provided by insurance companies that know nothing about medicine and care less. They’re used to being reduced to mere drug pushers.

    There has been a deep acceptance and resignation to robotically perform their roles as cogs in the machinery of fraud. They’ve been dehumanized, in a sense.

    “Education” in the US operates in the same way. Many or most other types of employment do likewise.

    Probably most working people have learned to accept this unthinkingly–or perhaps find ways to rationalize this reality–just as cops must accept that their real role is to act as revenue-enhancers, though many of them will vehemently deny it.

    • 100th Avatar September 5, 2022 at 11:03 am #


      Because all Doctors are forced to work in a hospital or within the health-insurance system.

      They had no choice, like most other workers.

      And doctors are nothing more than workers with better salaries and more college loan debt.

      • Beryl of Oyl September 5, 2022 at 11:07 am #

        True dat.

      • Rowdypiglet September 5, 2022 at 12:19 pm #

        I had a great and dedicated doctor years ago. He saw what was coming and fought it, but they wore him down until he gave up, retired, and drank himself to death.

        No one seemed to notice that there was a real turning point that didn’t even involve the health insurance system and the herding of doctors into hospitals and clinics and out of their private offices. It happened when doctors and the public accepted that it was legal and even laudable to cut off the healthy organs of people who were weak minded victims of a narrative and/or mentally ill. “First do no harm” went out the window with barely any notice.

        • 100th Avatar September 5, 2022 at 12:27 pm #

          Doctors gave up the Hippocratic Oath in favor of high 6 to low 7 earnings ages ago. Vacation homes, golf clubs, luxury vehicles.

          How many went to open an independent clinic?
          Not many.

          Bills to pay, lifestyles to maintain.

          • Jarek September 5, 2022 at 12:31 pm #

            And the original oath forbade abortion. That was changed. Appearances must be kept up, so the “Oath” is still taken in an aborted form. Such is the demonic way.

        • hmuller September 5, 2022 at 3:50 pm #

          Rowdy, I assume you’re talking about sex change operations.
          What’s now even worse is how the woke crowd is insisting on sex change operations for prepubescent children. If a ten year old boy says he wants to be a girl, bring out the scalpels.
          Children often change their minds, but there’s no going back after that operation.

          • Rowdypiglet September 6, 2022 at 12:05 pm #

            Yes, hmuller, I was specifically referring to sex change operations. While I’m in favor of adults making stupid decisions about their own bodies if they wish to, there’s something else in this equation – and that is the role doctors play. We really opened a can of worms when we allowed doctors to discard the Hippocratic Oath to cut off healthy body parts because mentally disturbed people wanted it. That led inevitably to the mutilation of children, who are easily led and bombarded by propaganda. This is one of the worst crimes that any government has ever been complicit in. These pitiful kids have lost all hope of a normal life. What has been done to them is so far beyond evil that we have no adequate word for it.

          • Paula D September 6, 2022 at 12:11 pm #

            Agreed, Rowdy. The mind boggles at the sheer evilness of the agenda.

    • Jarek September 5, 2022 at 12:29 pm #

      Pilots used to be kings, but now they sleep in tiny little dormitories before their next shift.

      Professors were lords, now they’re part time “knowledge workers” trying to get a steady gig with benefits. The Elite hate tenure – not that many professors ever really use it. But that they could is simply an abomination. No freedom from the system can be allowed.

      • Islander September 5, 2022 at 5:42 pm #

        Originally one of the driving ideas behind granting tenure to academics and scholars was to ensure their intellectual independence.

        They were free to say and write what they actually thought.

      • SpeedyBB September 9, 2022 at 8:29 am #

        Yes, Jarek, and the difficult-to-disguise murder-suicides of commercial pilots may well be a reaction to the way the employer treats them.

        Mandated jabs certainly don’t help labor relations.

  17. Beryl of Oyl September 5, 2022 at 11:09 am #

    I don’t remember if I posted Michael P. Senger’s piece about “preference falsification” Friday or not.

    Fauci’s Red Guards: Lawsuit Reveals Vast Federal Censorship Army

    “This evidence suggests we are uncovering the most serious, coordinated, and large-scale violation of First Amendment free speech rights by the federal government’s executive branch in US history.”


    • Rain Waters September 5, 2022 at 12:05 pm #

      that linked site came packed with WA state COVID BS !

  18. Miss Demeanor September 5, 2022 at 11:10 am #

    Great post as always, Jim!
    I had the opportunity to see Dr David Martin and his new movie American r/Evolution in Yuba City Friday night. A very enlightening history lesson on how we, as a young nation, threw off the shackles of Monarchy and Papacy only to replace them with the corporate monarchy and the insurance papacy. They have siphoned ALL the wealth offshore so it cannot be recovered even if we could hold them accountable. They have stuck us with a debt that can never be repaid.
    Their operative technology is the art and practice/facilitation of human addiction: drugs, sugar, alcohol, tobacco and easy credit.
    AND like all addiction recovery programs, the first step is to acknowledge that we have hit the bottom and must take personal responsibility for the situation we find ourselves in.
    WE did this to ourselves.
    WE allowed this to happen.
    NO ONE is going to save us.
    We must determine our own means and live within them now, as described in World Made by Hand.

    There was an interesting Public Service Announcement in NYC last month regarding a nuclear event and what to do after it happens.
    Dr Martin recalled the Carrington Event of 1859(look it up) and the fact that it did over one $Trillion of damage in1859 dollars to whatever electrical infrastructure we had at the time. A false flag EMP detonated over NYC would do similar damage and could be blamed for the loss of all financial records?

    • Woodchuck September 5, 2022 at 11:15 am #

      An EMP over NYC will be the best thing ever for all the rats in the place. Instead of eating garbage they’ll be eating freshly dead humans.

    • JohnAZ September 5, 2022 at 11:38 am #

      Ten EMPs strategically placed would eliminate the US grid.

      Ten hacks on the grids software could do the same. Why bother with EMPs?

      • Beryl of Oyl September 5, 2022 at 3:20 pm #

        They already experimented with knocking out the grid to NYC. No one seems to remember that.

    • Jarek September 5, 2022 at 12:47 pm #

      Weimar Germany. Debt that can never be repaid and foreign carpetbaggers coming in to buy the nation out from under them.

      The National Socialist Party was the cure.

      • Hereward the Woke September 5, 2022 at 3:55 pm #

        Depends what you mean by “cure”. In the short term, your friend Dolfie did wonders for the US and Soviet economies.

        • Islander September 5, 2022 at 5:45 pm #

          The problem, or one problem, was that it wasn’t the state that owned everything.

          The Nazi Party owned everything. Even the German military had a hard time defending oitself against Party paramilitary organizations.

        • Jarek September 5, 2022 at 9:00 pm #

          People could have families again. He was literally the Father of the nation.

          The Party regulated, not owned. Or do you want the Capitalists to stay in control? You have to choose, Hannah.

          Wokie: If he was such utter shit, why did so many statesmen – including John F Kennedy – say he was a great man?

          • Hereward the Woke September 6, 2022 at 7:03 am #

            Jarek: Hitler’s record speaks for itself. I can fully understand how Germans would turn to someone like that in the early 1930s. It’s hard for us to imagine the catastrophic effects the economic crash had, both physically and psychologically, on the Germans. And at first, his actions seemed to work. However, we know where it all ended up. And there’s also the little matter of those 6m Jews…Genius is knowing where to stop. If Hitler had left the stage in 1938 he would have be regarded as a true saviour of Germany, albeit one with some nasty traits. So, thanks, but no thanks!

          • Jarek September 6, 2022 at 11:47 am #

            “We know we’re it all ended up” – an economic Renaissance that led to them being attacked by the nations controlled by the International Bankers.

            Try harder, little man. Google “spiritual combat”. You have to root out the wrong ideas in you head around which your shaky personality have formed.

          • spaingaroo September 8, 2022 at 11:27 am #

            Hereward the woke has no idea of Hitler’s record, which has never been allowed to speak for itself.
            He only knows the big lies, the original big lies.
            Watch “The Greatest Story Never Told” if you would like to come out of the trance.
            You could then watch “Europa; The Last Battle” to follow up and you will finally understand that all that senseless violence, was never that.
            You can thank me in a few months, when you have passed through all the stages of acceptance and finally come out the other side, ready to finally face the truth.

          • Sean Coleman September 8, 2022 at 3:29 pm #

            Gemma O’Doherty brings up that JFK quote in her discussion with E Michael Jones a couple of days ago.
            Jones is the man to listen to these days.

            Getting back to JFK I was watching a Pietro Ratto video this morning in my break about the Italian politician Aldo Moro who was assassinated by the Left in the late Seventies with secret service collusion. Ratto said he was probably the first and last Italian politician to stand for an independent policy and against the bankers.

          • Sean Coleman September 8, 2022 at 3:31 pm #

            I tried linking to E Michael Jones’s video. It is the most recent on his Bitchute channel.

  19. Beryl of Oyl September 5, 2022 at 11:23 am #

    The Truth About Carbon-Based Fuels

    Let’s face facts:

    Carbon-based fuels are the reason for modern society.

    Carbon-based fuels have been responsible for lifting every single area of the world out of privation and dependence on the whims of weather and vagaries of wandering consumers of vegetable material (otherwise known as “meat”) one region at a time — without exception.

    As the use of carbon-based fuels has been further-refined (e.g. from trees to coal to oil to natural gas) the lift in living standards has been dramatically increased, again without exception anywhere in the world.

    Not one single subset of society has ever moved forward on any other basis in human history.



    • Woodchuck September 5, 2022 at 12:40 pm #

      It seems that “lift in living standards” hasn’t made anyone happy or satisfied, and has instead introduced a mass of problems that cannot be solved. Assuming that we have a critical need for this “lift” is the problem in the first place. It makes the assumption that mankind has been living in misery for all its past existence on our planet, and that we must have modern conveniences or life can’t be worth living.

      It could be that the very reverse is true.

      • Anthea September 6, 2022 at 11:14 am #

        @ Woodchuck:

        Nicola Tesla supposedly wanted to develop energy sources that would lift the laboring classes out of a life of drudgery–in which they had no time or energy for the finer pursuits of education and culture, religion and philosophy.

        The record, when it comes to the drudgery and harship of subsistence farm life, is highly varied. In some cases, it sounds like such people were living in a paradise of abundance while doing satisfying self-directed work (much of it physically demanding in shitty weather). In other cases, it sounds like a hardscrabble life of poverty and drudgery.

        I suspect that the difference can largely be accounted for by the level of taxation. Many years ago, I read a book about life as an eastern European farm family. It was estimated that about nine-tenths of their income was taxed away.

        I also read Mark Twain’s account of subsistence farm life (probably in Missouri), which he described as a life of immense abundance.

        Many years ago, I had an elderly neighbor (in her 80’s in about 1980) who grew up on a subsistence farm. She spoke joyfully about how, “We made a BIG garden.” She also said, “Oh, we had such a GOOD time in winter!” So I’m thinking it was a time when the workload was light and the peach pies were in the oven.

        My mother and her old-lady friends also used to talk about how they hated shelling beans on winter evenings around the wood stove. This was apparently one of the main family activities on winter evenings. The dry bean pods were stored away during the summer, and you shelled them as you needed them during the winter. In “Living the Good Life,” by Helen and Scott Nearing (worth a read, if you’d like to be self-sufficient) say that their method of harvesting dry beans was to pull up the bean poles with the vines still on them and stack them in a shed. Winter evenings shelling beans, cracking nuts, and mending were enlivened by having someone read aloud.

        To me, subsistence farming sounds like it could indeed be a “good life.”

        • Paula D September 6, 2022 at 12:14 pm #

          I grew beans this year because I read an old poem about a woman who thought that if she had 8 rows of beans she would be happy.
          This is my first time growing shell beans. Thanks for the tip on what to do with them.
          We have podcasts now, we don’t need someone reading to us.

          • Anthea September 7, 2022 at 12:12 am #

            The Lake Isle of Innisfree

            I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree,
            And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made;
            Nine bean-rows will I have there, a hive for the honey-bee,
            And live alone in the bee-loud glade.

            And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow,
            Dropping from the veils of the morning to where the cricket sings;
            There midnight’s all a glimmer, and noon a purple glow,
            And evening full of the linnet’s wings.

            I will arise and go now, for always night and day
            I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore;
            While I stand on the roadway, or on the pavements grey,
            I hear it in the deep heart’s core.

          • Paula D September 7, 2022 at 10:36 pm #

            Thank you.

    • Jarek September 5, 2022 at 12:52 pm #

      Let us worship this element then. It is a god if not God. Nay, the god is Agni or the Fire trapped within the wood or the oil. Surely we can contact the Fire in a more direct fashion.

      • Soul Forensics September 5, 2022 at 5:09 pm #

        We were born with internal Agni, and if we eat correctly — right food for our individual Prakriti, right time, right sources, right attitude and relaxed manner — and live with Nature in all seasons, we won’t have any problems with a lack of Agni.

        Current socio-political events and attitudes makes that difficult even for the discriminating minority.

    • Jarek September 5, 2022 at 12:57 pm #

      He conflates lithium and nuclear, surely an error. Both require tools and energy derived from carbon, but surely the EROEI is not comparable at all. Nuclear could power our society. For that matter so could coal – for centuries here in America.

      • Woodchuck September 5, 2022 at 2:45 pm #

        Nuclear power requires that all of our descendants monitor all the radioactive waste left behind from nukes plants. And for how many years? Have we put anything into escrow for them to compensate for all the work they will be required to do in monitoring all the waste we left behind?

        So we inflict this problem on everyone who arrives on the planet later than us. And why?

        Well, we do this because we must have “modern conveniences”. We’re not about to stop using clothes dryers or water heaters. Our forebears bathed in cold water sometimes but not us! We’re not about to wash clothing by hand in the bath tub either. The list of things we won’t or can’t do is very long. The generations following us will view us as a miserable bunch of shitheads who ate everything up leaving their children with a stinking pile of radioactive feces that never goes away.

        • Paula D September 5, 2022 at 2:59 pm #

          That’s for sure, Woodchuck.
          I remember in the 70s Americans being told that the resources were going to run out some day so it might be a good idea to conserve them for future generations.
          And then the Evil Reagan was elected on a platform of “We’re not going to freeze to death in the dark! Let our descendants freeze to death in the dark instead! Screw the children!”
          And now here we are, getting ready to freeze to death in the dark, and the squeals of “This isn’t fair! We want more!” are deafening.
          The magical belief that our overlords can somehow summon up more energy is amazing. Humans blew through millions of years of stored sunlight in a little more than a century and the belief in Magic and the feelings of entitlement it produced don’t die easily.

          • Paula D September 5, 2022 at 3:01 pm #

            Oil use in the USA doubled since 1980.
            That wasn’t a smart move.

          • Jarek September 5, 2022 at 8:55 pm #

            They also told Whites to not have more than two kids – then opened the borders. There’s your doubling of oil use. Strange how you wouldn’t say it or can you not see it?

          • Paula D September 6, 2022 at 12:18 pm #

            I see it, Jarek, but it’s irrelevant now.
            My kids went to a mostly Mexican school in the 80s. When Reagan gave the amnesty the school emptied out for a month while they all went back to visit their relatives.
            And then after Tinamen Square Bush told the Chinese that anyone who came here could be a citizen. They came by the shipload.
            For whatever reason Reagan/Bush destroyed all energy conservation and opened the borders. And everyone that came was more than happy to join in the happy motoring life.
            And now here we are. It’s too late now.

          • Jarek September 7, 2022 at 12:55 pm #

            Hah, just like Merkel’s, “Well they’re (Muslim men) here now.” As if you ever cared about the White Republic and the real American nation. You always hated it and rejoice at the diversity that will destroy. You got your odd assortment of people that have no relation to each other, utterly dependent on the government.

      • Jarek September 5, 2022 at 8:57 pm #

        Better to glow than freeze in the dark. Maybe we could read in the dark, with our hands lighting up the page.

    • Islander September 5, 2022 at 5:49 pm #

      The problem is the ecological destruction that has followed. And much of this destruction—not all, by any means, but a lot— has been wrought by the take over of agriculture by corporations.

      Huge amounts of energy have been wasted in the process of moving humans off the land and replacing their labor with that of gigantic machines.

      Now is the time to apply all that we know about regenerative agriculture and the actual sources of healthy ecosystems to try to change course and restore rain and fertility to large swaths of the earth that have been destroyed by desertification and destruction of soil.

  20. Beryl of Oyl September 5, 2022 at 11:24 am #

    And Now Europe Shall Freeze

    Europe is boned.

    By the own hand.


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    • JohnAZ September 5, 2022 at 11:34 am #

      Europe will rise from its dependence on Uncle Sam and realize that Russia is its true partner and its supplier of natural resources. Eurasia will arise, and the leaders trying to kowtow to their Deep State god will be eliminated.

      America is soon going to realize it is a very lonely world without Allies.

      Let’s see, who has Biden alienated?

      China, Korea, Russia, Europe, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Israel.

      Good start, still has 2 years to go.

      • JohnAZ September 5, 2022 at 11:36 am #

        BTW, New Zealand is just an island in the middle of the ocean without America with a c.

      • Rowdypiglet September 5, 2022 at 12:23 pm #

        JohnAZ, I agree. Europe, however much it blusters now, simply won’t be able to let its people freeze to death unnecessarily. People won’t tolerate it, and surely they know that’s the case even if they let it play out to the very last moment. They’ll make their peace with Russia in the end.

        • Hereward the Woke September 5, 2022 at 3:56 pm #

          Rowdy, the “elites” here in Europe are perfectly happy with letting us freeze to death. They will have to be “persuaded” to change their minds. We’re in the middle of a massive game of Chicken with Uncle Vlad.

          • Rowdypiglet September 6, 2022 at 12:12 pm #

            Hereward, I took note of what your Foreign Minister said and wondered how voters felt about being told she didn’t give a damn about their votes. I have a few contacts in Germany and, so far, they’re fired up about supporting Ukraine no matter what. Of course, they haven’t begun to be really cold yet, so we’ll see. I’m so disgusted with people in general at this point that I feel inclined to say “If this is what you want, if you want to freeze and starve to support a proxy war, have at it.”

      • SpeedyBB September 9, 2022 at 10:14 am #

        On Blinken’s recent threatening “Nice place ya got here …” trip around the globe, a high government official from South Africa publicly complained “We do not like to be told what to do”. So you can add that country to your list. India is giving a big shrug as well.

        Indonesia, my home base, just smiled sweetly and gave Uncle a polite brushoff. As a matter of fact, I recently wrote a business letter to the Russian Embassy here, asking about buying black gold from them.

        The only lapdogs in East Asia who are always ready and willing to jump when Uncle barks are NZ, Oz and Singapore, all compromised by economic entanglements. Many of the denizens down under are not happy about the subservience but their government caves easily.

    • CrusherMuldoon September 5, 2022 at 1:20 pm #

      A Continent Boned by (their own) Hand

      • Ron Anselmo September 6, 2022 at 1:50 am #

        Boned or bound?

  21. U R IntheVillage September 5, 2022 at 11:41 am #

    Mr K asked the question of, “How did all those sedulously trained doctors get so mind-fucked as to persist in saying the “vaccines” were safe-and-effective, when the ‘vaccines’ were obviously killing and maiming people?”

    As a retired physician I believe I can offer some insight.

    You have to look at the system that selects people who can become physicians and the people who are willing and able to pass through that system. People who decide to become physicians are akin to trained seals or monkeys. From the moment it pops into someone’s head that they would like to become a doctor, whether it was while watching Ben Casey and Dr. Kildare on TV, or from some other inspiration, when they look into the particulars they will see a series of hoops they must jump through and dances they must perform. In college there are a series of “pre-med” courses to take, which in general mean a year of General Chemistry, a year of Physics, a year of Biology, a year of Organic Chemistry, along with the lab courses that go along with each that are sometimes more difficult than the didactic courses with which they are associated. Oh, and yes, to actually be in the game, you must get A’s in all or most of those.

    Then you have to take the MCAT exam, and unpleasant day-long experience that pastes a number on your forehead showing how well you absorbed all of those pre-requisite courses.

    If you maintain your enthusiasm and happen get into medical school, the hoops through which you must jump become higher and more frequent. For the first 2 years you are never more than 7-10 days away from exams that are roughly equivalent to mid-terms or finals in college. The courses include anatomy, biochemistry, physiology, microbiology, neuroanatomy, histology, pathology, pathophysiology, immunology, pharmacology, parasitology, epidemiology, and a few “softer” courses like History of Medicine.

    Jump, seal-monkey boy or girl, jump.

    The next two years are spent in the hospital, where in addition to constant studying and exams, you are graded on how successfully you can assist in the slave labor of the residents and interns.

    At the conclusion you agree to be part of the slave labor system yourself and continue hoop-jumping and monkey-dancing for the system for 3-10 years, depending on the specialty. More specialty-based exams, all aiming toward the dreaded written specialty board exams at the end of residency, followed by oral board exams after being out of residency a year or two.

    Since 1988, in most specialties, the board exams have to be repeated every 10 years.

    So, you can see that the type of people who can put up with this sort of system are professional hoop-jumpers and monkey-dancers. There are no such things as debating or avoiding this system; you either do it or you do not become a doctor. However pure the underlying motivations are/were, you do not get to do what you set out to do without acquiescing to this system. The exams all come with what are considered at the time to be correct answers. You either regurgitate the correct answers or you flunk the exams.

    So when the official medical world comes out and says, “the jabs are safe and effective,” the individual practitioners are well-rehearsed in agreeing with such a pronouncement. Only a few individuals will have to courage to state out loud, “Wait a minute – these (jabs) have not been adequately tested! This is a novel technology, and the downstream effects and unintended consequences have to be studied at length! I cannot in good conscience tell my patients to get this shot!”

    Because 1) you are likely to lose your job, your license, and your ability to do what it was you decided 20 or more years before you wanted to do, 2) EVErYTHING you had gone through to get to the point of practicing your chosen profession will be erased, nullified, and wasted.

    The institutions that preside over the practice of medicine, namely the specialty boards, the state licensing agencies, the professional societies, the federal agencies (such as the Drug Enforcement Administration, the DEA) in whose good graces you must remain, were all allied in imposing the correct answer of “safe and effective” with regard to the question of the jabs. Speak against this leviathan and you were crushed.

    The amazing thing is that there were physicians, (like Peter McCullough, Pierre Kory, Robert Malone, and a limited number of others) willing to put everything on the line to speak the obvious truth.

    Although retired, I could see that something was terribly wrong in rolling out these jabs with such rapidity, and I could see that claims made about this entirely novel mRNA based injection were absurd (“the shot just stays in your deltoid muscle, and the mRNA just goes away.”)

    Maybe because I was retired it was possible for me to think clearly. Everything I had learned or been taught about medicine screamed, “Wait a minute! Bullshit! What keeps the S-protein from going everywhere? What keeps some reverse-transcriptase enzyme from creating DNA from the RNA and getting incorporated into the host genome? Look at the emerging VAERS data! These shots are NOT VACCINES! They don’t vaccinate and they are not safe! Not only that, but they are also not necessary! Why are we not exploring early treatments?” Etc, etc.

    I’d like to think that I would have thought as clearly had I been in practice and that I would have spoken up and not explicitly or implicitly endorsed the jabs. But one never knows how one is going to perform in combat until one is on the battlefield, actually getting shot at.

    I am as disappointed in the mass of doctors as anyone, but I am not entirely surprised. I remain mystified as to how all of the the professional societies and state boards were so comfortably complicit.

    • spaingaroo September 5, 2022 at 11:56 am #

      good comment, but I impel you to read this article about the current situation, just for the shock value alone.
      The MCAT is becoming a thing of the past because it is interfering with student activism, just for one small part of it.
      Not to say anything against your comment as I agree completely and said the same much less elegantly a few comments above.
      I entered medicine but fled after second year never to regret it.

      • Rain Waters September 5, 2022 at 12:16 pm #

        if not for what mom said, the comment would be two words

        brainwashed morons

      • spaingaroo September 5, 2022 at 12:30 pm #

        I am sure I got that link from this comment section a week or two ago, but I didn’t note who shared it. Thanks to them for posting it.

      • elysianfield September 5, 2022 at 3:49 pm #

        “I entered medicine but fled after second year never to regret it”

        I am not a physician, let alone a retired one, and have not been to med school…but I did stay at a Holiday Inn one night….

        UR, Roo,
        Thank you for your comments.

      • Mac September 5, 2022 at 6:30 pm #

        The MCAT is being replaced. Penn Med has a program waiving the test for minorities and putting them through a different tract.

    • Woodchuck September 5, 2022 at 12:09 pm #

      One thing you’ll never hear about from the medical education establishment is the suicide rate among people in the med system working on getting an Md degree and getting certified. It seems to me that the general mental health of physicians in training is being ignored. Apparently there is a lot of hazing or the equivalent of hazing going on just to get through the period of being an intern – going through a bunch of abuse and sleep deprivation on the job? Why? Who in their right mind as a patient wants a sleepy and harassed intern looking after their health problems?

      A German ancestor of mine lived to be 100 years old, and in near perfect health for the entire time. He was a follower of a Bavarian priest, Sebastien Kniepp, thought of as being one of the founding fathers of naturopathic medicine and a healing process called “hydrotherapy.” I’ve used hydrotherapy very successfully myself for treating infections with using antibiotics. This ancestor never used allopathic medicine unless it was for treating trauma, broken bones, lacerations etc. He took cold showers, jumped in ice water when he could, and used only herbal treatments. No pills or shots of any kind, no vaccines etc. When he was in his 90’s, he was still out in his back yard landscaping and splitting firewood. Died in his sleep at 100.

      He also left behind some brutal internal family fights concerning medicine that still go on today in my extended family. It’s the allopathic medical believers vs. the Kneipp disciples. The “allopathic believers” are convinced that our little minority family section of “non-believers” are suicidal. That motivates them to intrude into the private lives of relatives not going along with it. So far, it’s been getting more obvious the pill and needle crowd in our waring tribe are the ones having health problems. One physician I’m closely related to is now having bad second thoughts regarding the covid disaster. All of a sudden he’s figuring out that he’s involved in a disreputable profession. He was able to get ivermectin for himself and all the other relatives that got covid – and it fixed them all up within days, they recovered nicely. He’s now a vaxx skeptic and refused to get vaxxed himself – easy to do because he’s retired!

      • Woodchuck September 5, 2022 at 12:15 pm #

        This is the first forum software I’ve encountered that won’t let you go back and edit something already posted.

        A sentence above should read”

        “I’ve used hydrotherapy very successfully myself for treating bad infections withOUT using antibiotics.”

      • Rain Waters September 5, 2022 at 12:33 pm #

        simple for a human being, most difficult for hyper trained specialized animals though.

      • Beryl of Oyl September 5, 2022 at 1:04 pm #

        There is new research into the role light, “regular hours” and proper sleep play in mental health.

        It’s a yuge one.

        Think how many younger Americans have been subjected to “on call” work schedules, with no guarantee of what hours or how many hours they will work.

        As for adjusting your sleep to a rapidly changing schedule, you can’t.

        Why do you think they gave all our soldiers cigarettes during WWII?

        How many adolescents are put on meth-like substances because their school day starts much earlier than their natural sleep patterns can accomodate?

      • Jarek September 5, 2022 at 1:05 pm #

        It’s a weird kind of cult initiation and the competition led Harvard students to sabotage each other’s experiments to lower the curve.

        The European model takes a bit longer but is without all the unnecessary stress. Obviously those who can’t do it are still weeded out, but the cruelty is absent because it’s not needed and it’s inappropriate.

      • Islander September 5, 2022 at 6:06 pm #

        When I lived in Germany, decades ago, I was struck by the fact that a whole host of alternative therapies and cures was closer to the mainstream than here.

        For instance, a teacher I know when for a cure to Bad Kissingen, and the state paid for this treatment. One feature of Bad Kissingen was a large structure in one of their landscaped areas made of interwoven branches of cedar or some other evergreen with a fine mist sprayed over it—water piped in for the purpose from the nearby Saale, which I believe was also considered to contain beneficial minerals . The “treatment” (but available to anyone) was to walk alongside this structure and breathe in the mist, laden with curative molecules from the branches. It smelled heavenly and surely didn’t do any harm!

        Also, herbal preparations could be bought in the apotheke—where one could also have the mushrooms one had collected looked over for troublemakers.

        Also, Waldorf schools and the idea of Rudolf Steiner were closer to the mainstream than here in the States. Or, at least accepted as viable and valid alternatives. I have no idea how things now look in Germany. Also, this was in Bavaria. Maybe quite different in northern Germany.

        • Woodchuck September 5, 2022 at 6:33 pm #

          A great source for mail order medicinal herbs is the German style Merz Apothecary in Chicago. The business was founded in 1875 and is still going strong today. Steiner developed his own unique approaches to agriculture and medicine, and some people are reporting great success with Steiner’s methods . I’ve tried reading some of his stuff but it’s too complicated and alien for me to figure out. Some of it looks more like witchcraft than science.

        • Woodchuck September 5, 2022 at 6:55 pm #

          Pine and evergreen trees contain a lot of terpenes with medicinal properties. CBD oil and medical cannibis also contains a long list of complex terpenes that have benefits.

          At this point, everyone is going to think I’ve really gone mad when I’ll admit to taking turpentine for medicinal purposes. It was in popular use in the 1800’s and listed in the early Merck medical manuals as a cure for a long list of problems, very effective against parasites. Veternarians still use it some. It was also in common use long ago for topical applications. I’ve discovered that the label placed on pure gum spirits of turpentine (by government decree) was one of the first patent medicines to get in trouble in congress. Some think that Rockfellers were involved and wanted to force people to use kerosene instead. Whoever came up with that idea wasn’t knowledgeable about how turp works. It doesn’t taste all that bad when you take it using the proper procedures.

          The very oldest drug store in my little town still sells medicinal turpentine. They have a special place in the store where you can find some the stuff used long ago, like castor oil, cod liver oil, camphor, etc. Children all over the nation rejoiced when turp was ended for medical use. Back in the old days, the stuff that was good for when you were ill always tasted or smelled awful.

          • Anthea September 5, 2022 at 8:50 pm #

            One of the best things you can apply to a wound is pine resin. If you have a pine tree in your yard, you can usually find a little pine sap exuding from the tree. This can be applied directly to wounds.

          • spaingaroo September 8, 2022 at 11:36 am #

            I have discovered DMSO which comes from trees too. I am still experimenting with it, but it seems to be pretty amazing in it’s variety of uses, internal and external. For me and the animals
            DiMethyl SulfOxide but just search on DMSO

      • MaryQueen September 5, 2022 at 8:27 pm #

        I’ve been all into natural healing and go to a naturopath doctor now.

        So far, she’s done a great job. I have more energy than I have in years.

        She knew what supplements I needed.

      • SpeedyBB September 9, 2022 at 10:56 am #

        Woodchuck, for several years I’ve followed Dr. Kevin Pho’s blog, at kevinmd.com ; mental breakdown and suicide of physicians and other medical workers is a common theme in articles.

    • steppingup September 5, 2022 at 12:20 pm #

      It is called Rockefeller Medicine. Same family that owns big oil, big ed, big pharma, and lets not forget big ag, all made from oil. They started the Club, and you aint in it. Like George Carlin said, they own you.

      • Night Owl September 5, 2022 at 3:49 pm #

        Ding, ding. The history is fascinating, and I knew little about it until about a year ago.

        I have reconsidered many medicines and procedures that I once would probably have been ok with.

        We have been lied to about a great many things.

    • Paula D September 5, 2022 at 1:14 pm #

      Great comment U R. I think you nailed it.

    • MaryQueen September 5, 2022 at 8:25 pm #

      Excellent comment. Thank you.

  22. bluefuture September 5, 2022 at 11:44 am #

    Hi everyone,

    New commenter but longtime reader. I’ve been trying to make it to New Hampshire for several years with the idea that it’s filled with small towns where people can work together, but the towns are also near agriculture/livestock and water. It also has the Free State Project which promotes individual responsibility.

    But because of a mother-in-law who refused to leave the West Coast, I haven’t gone. She has now passed away and I (we) can leave. I’m preparing to go in about May of 2023 when my lease is up.

    My question is, what does everyone think of that time frame? Do we really expect total chaos in one year, or just a few downward lurches? Those lurches might be pretty bad though. Could they hinder someone moving across the country? Even if I go to a different state, I want to be east of the Mississippi, which is a long trip.

    Many thanks for your opinions!

    • spaingaroo September 5, 2022 at 12:01 pm #

      I have been assuming a cataclysmic fall for at least as long as JHK and as you know here we are.
      It must happen and judging by my experience so far in life, it will be exactly unlike what I think is going to happen next.
      I really feel that this time is different, and this is it, I acknowledge from experience that it may well not be yet, and the downward lurch will persist.
      I can’t remember who said that being right but off on the timing is the same as being wrong.
      but eventually that stopped clock is right.
      to mix a few metaphors.

      • Ron Anselmo September 5, 2022 at 4:40 pm #

        “Not only do you have to be right – you have to be right at the right time.” ~ RA

      • Anthea September 5, 2022 at 9:17 pm #

        @ spaingaroo:

        It has also been my experience in life that the future was always VERY different from what I planned or expected. The book, “The Goldfinch,” really resonated with me for that reason.

        I think the whole covid and vax scams are cases in point. Totally unexpected developments. But I have had many other such surprises in my lifetime.

        • spaingaroo September 8, 2022 at 11:39 am #

          thanks @Anthea. The surprise with convid was how easily they could pull it off.
          Double with the vaxx
          I was pleading with people to open their eyes and minds just a crack to see the obvious from before day one flaws in their story, but like banging ones head against the wall.

        • spaingaroo September 8, 2022 at 11:42 am #

          thanks for the book recommendation I meant. It looks like just my sort of thing.
          You might like Theft, by Peter Carey. I loved it.

    • 100th Avatar September 5, 2022 at 12:13 pm #

      Your future will definitely be Blue… Dem blue.

      I wouldn’t want to be in an extremely cold place during a starvation (chaos) event.

      They’re the first to go.

      • malthuss September 5, 2022 at 4:32 pm #

        conversely, less invaders going north. north might be best as the hordes go south.

      • Anthea September 5, 2022 at 9:29 pm #

        If I were bluefuture, I would avoid most (or all) of the east coast. From what I’ve seen of the East, most of the areas along the coast seem to be one gigantic city.

        Flyover country is the best bet. I think MIssouri is a good location, though there are several other states that are not too heavily populated and have good farmland and a reasonalby long growing season, and are not too expensive. I’d check out places where the Amish are settling.

        But it may be that bluefuture is constrained by the need for employment in a particular field.

    • R banjo September 5, 2022 at 12:17 pm #

      Forget the lease just go now. dont wait on any particular event…we purchased 12 acres 5 years ago and have been working on water storage and the like since.
      I had a notion after seeing Kunstler in 08′ in Monterey.
      We’re in the central sierras and lots of hometown folks, but it takes 3 winters to find out who you want to associate with.
      Just go..
      At least you know what to expect.
      Good luck.

      • bluefuture September 5, 2022 at 12:27 pm #

        Thanks. They actually screwed me into another one year lease. I was looking for a place before my lease was up, and I found there wasn’t anything available. My new lease said a month-to-month would cost 900 dollars more per month, which is downright evil. Since I didn’t find anything in the time frame, I had to re-sign.

        I’m thinking a lawyer might be good for getting out of the lease. Those property managers are seriously evil.

        • Beryl of Oyl September 5, 2022 at 1:07 pm #

          Maybe sublet? That may be against the rules but if they are getting their money, it may not be worth it for them to take it to court.

          • bluefuture September 5, 2022 at 1:40 pm #

            That’s a possibility. Thanks.

        • benr September 5, 2022 at 1:20 pm #

          Good grief you can’t even get a decent studio in San Diego for that.

          Rents start at 1700 and go straight up.

          • bluefuture September 5, 2022 at 1:40 pm #

            No, 2000 a month for a one year lease. 2900 if I want to go month to month.

          • benr September 7, 2022 at 8:05 am #


            Yeah, that sucks.
            Where in the country are you?

        • Islander September 5, 2022 at 6:16 pm #

          Use the time while you have a place to live to do a lot of online research, then plan a trip to look around and maybe buy something or get an agent working for you in your target area.

          I suggest not waiting until your lease is up to start planning. The lease is, actually, a gift because you have housing security while you get your ducks in a row.

          If you are on Effbook, there is a lot of info there about new places ( I am not on EffBook so do not have access to that info).

          A good resource is Realtor.com.

          In your target areas, to searches for “Realtor.com Place X,” See what the prices look like. To see what properties are actually selling for, do searches for “Realtor.com Place X Recently Sold.”

          Plan an R&D trip—for NH, it might be a good idea to do this in the winter, to ensure realistic expectations!!— and have your financial info and your checkbook with you, so that if you see something you can make an offer on it then and there. Property is often cheaper in February.

    • Rowdypiglet September 5, 2022 at 1:05 pm #

      “Your future will definitely be Blue… Dem blue.

      I wouldn’t want to be in an extremely cold place during a starvation (chaos) event.

      They’re the first to go.”

      I completely disagree with Avatar100. I offer as proof where our host has elected to settle himself. New England is huge and, if you get away from the cities (which is easy to do) real estate can be astonishingly cheap. You can certainly grow things here, though not the same things you’d grow in California. Root vegetables are a great choice and store well. There’s a ton of firewood.

      As for the “extremely cold place” – refuse from the cities won’t be heading out for remote areas where they’d get no help, the people are armed, and they’d soon freeze to death.

      No one knows exactly what the time frame will be, but I’d advise you to forget the lease and get out of there while you can. It takes a good while to get to know people and to acclimate to a cold place. You won’t know everything you need to acquire for a while, and you want to have time to be adequately established before it gets worse than it is right now.

      I suggest you talk to people on the city-data forums for the places where you’re considering moving to. You’ll get good advice from locals, and often even an invitation to supper.

      • bluefuture September 5, 2022 at 1:52 pm #

        Thanks. I’ve been looking for several years and have decided on a town in southeast NH. There is still work available there and it is surrounded by agriculture, including Chris Martenson’s farm, I think. Housing is a bit cheaper, too. I’ve made some acquaintances, but nothing remotely close to friendship yet. That, as you say, takes awhile.

        I find the NH libertarians to be all over the map. Some are anarchists, some are just conservative republicans and the rest are everything in between. What I like about them is their philosophy of “do no harm” and to help each other out because the state is too corrupt to do it.

        • stelmosfire September 5, 2022 at 9:29 pm #

          SE NH is just a suburb of Boston. Stay as far away from Nashua as you can. Head farther north or west to the Vermont border. .Chris Martenson lives about 20 miles west of me in the Berkshires of western MA.

      • Islander September 5, 2022 at 6:20 pm #

        Actually, some months ago there was a pretty detailed discussion of good places to go at this blog. I can’t recall what thread that was—what the title of the essay was that generated the discussion. A simlilar question got the discussion going. I recall seeing mention of a certain region in southern Ohio. I recall thinking that I should book mark it but I didn’t.

        Since then I have decided where i am going to be looking.

        Maybe someone here can help remember and locate that thread.

    • Jarek September 5, 2022 at 1:11 pm #

      A couple of decades ago they caught a politician there campaigning in Spanish even though there were almost none of them there yet. He was ahead of the curve. It’s predicted that New Hampshire will be majority minority in a few decades – and that was decades ago. I don’t know how fast it has progressed since I’m not long in New England. But the old industrial cities of Northeastern Massachusetts (Lowell, Laurence, Salem, etc) are brimming with them – poised for the invasion so to speak.

      And of course there’s the Church do gooders who can’t allow any place to remain White. Changing that is their religion now that they’ve lost interest in God.

      • Rowdypiglet September 5, 2022 at 1:20 pm #

        Those old industrial cities are lost, and have been for some time. But New England is huge and still largely rural, especially as you go farther North. And I wouldn’t say that NH exemplifies New England in any way. I haven’t lived there, but it seems to be full of libertarians whose creed I admit makes no sense to me.

        • Jarek September 5, 2022 at 1:46 pm #

          Southern New Hampshire Southeastern Maine are extensions of Boston. Vermont is its own liberal catastrophe.

          Portland was deemed hideously White so they brought in tens of thousands of Somalis to remedy that. Now at least White Portlanders can get mugged on their own streets without having to go to Boston for it.

          • Rowdypiglet September 5, 2022 at 2:21 pm #

            Portland is lost. But Maine is a big, a very big state. And the northern and western parts are huge, empty, cold – but you can grow things and your neighbors are REAL neighbors. If LePage can get back in office, the Somali invasion will likely cease. They don’t really like it here anyway, and stay only for the benefits – which are available in warmer places.

          • Jarek September 5, 2022 at 2:38 pm #

            You’ll be an outsider for your entire life. But if one can stick it out, your kids will be accepted if you don’t ruin it for them.

        • 100th Avatar September 5, 2022 at 1:50 pm #

          Creed in a nutshell:

          -Don’t want to pay taxes, particularly income taxes
          -Don’t want to fight foreign wars on behalf of a deferred establishment elite
          -Want to smoke weed legally
          -Want to smoke more weed

        • Islander September 5, 2022 at 6:23 pm #

          “Live Free or Die!”

          What you have to watch out for in NH is pretty steep fees of all kinds to make up for the low to nonexistent taxes.

          Southern NH is infested with refugees from Boston.

          But there is a lot of land in Maine, away from the coast. There, too, you have teo keep your eyes peeled for towns that have seen migrant dumps—such as Lewiston, where thousands of Somalis have been resettled (I understand).

          It is somewhat true that cold weather culls a lot of people. My elderly cousin lives in Portland, Maine. I asked her how she copes with the cold. Her answer: “I have warm clothes.”

          • beantownbill. September 5, 2022 at 11:51 pm #

            You’re right about New Hampshire. We have friends who own a waterfront home across the street from Lake Winnesquam (Sp?)We’ve stayed over there many times.

            A story you might find interesting: About 1960 my father and a bunch of his cousins bought 14 acres of land in North Londonderry, NH. They paid $1,100 for it. It was all woodland, totally undeveloped. They decided to build a retreat there with a clubhouse. I remember me chopping down trees to make space. Every Sunday during the summer we were there having a great time.The clubhouse was started, but then the cousins lost interest, abandoned the whole project and the next year sold the land for $1,400.

            My mother wanted to buy out the cousins, but my father said no. About 20 years later, North Londonderry had a real estate construction boom and many new homes were built. Today, if any homes were built on our former land, I figure they’d be worth $4-500,000 apiece. My mother was the smart one.

    • Paula D September 5, 2022 at 2:03 pm #

      I have also expected a collapse for years, decades even.
      I moved here onto land in 1994, expecting that any day now I will have to live off the land.
      Luckily, they have kept it going with spit and baling wire (and incredible debt) because I still can’t manage to grow enough food to live on.
      So I agree with those that say the whole thing will collapse by next May and you won’t have gas to get there. Except we’re probably wrong.
      I signed a 3 year lease onetime and moved out after 1 year. I found people to take over the lease and the landlord was fine with that.
      Yours sounds worse though. But it’s worth a try.

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      • Rowdypiglet September 5, 2022 at 2:30 pm #

        One of the benefits of being retired is that you can do time intensive things like canning and gardening that are just impossible when you’re working as well. The down side is that you just can’t work as hard as you could thirty years ago. Even in the cold place we live, we could probably grow enough to live on in a modest way. It’s critical in rural places to know other people and to make yourself as useful as you can. I couldn’t be more glad to be where I am, even though I was splitting wood in -12 degrees all last winter. There’s no perfect place anymore, but the farther you are from any city, the better.

        • Woodchuck September 5, 2022 at 3:02 pm #

          I garden and can, and I don’t enjoy it much at all, there are parts of it that are about as much fun as hanging wallpaper or shoveling snow. One way to relieve the boredom and endless repetition is to have an audiobook playing in your ear while working in solitude. The endless solitude, at least for me, is the hard part. I’m surrounded by people who have better things to do than repairing rototillers, working for hours outside in the heat doing stoop labor, or canning in a hot kitchen with no ac. I’m doing this mostly because of my prepper paranoia and foodie and healthy living attitude – I like knowing exactly whats been sprayed on my food and just who grew it.

          • Anthea September 5, 2022 at 11:10 pm #

            I just spent most of the day picking and canning tomatoes and tomatillos with my daughter. Today’s harvest–ten pounds of tomatoes and 4 pounds of tomatillos–was processed into 10 pints of tomato salsa (with about a pint left over for eating fresh) and three pints of salsa verde. It took a little longer than just canning, as both kinds of salsa required quite a few ingredients.

            While the salsa was processing, my daughter and her husband went out and picked a big box of peaches, though there are still lots more on the tree.

            I have always loved gardening and canning. When I was younger I didn’t even mind the heat that much. In spring and early summer when there was nothind ready to can, I used to think up oddball things to can, like mint and elderflower cordials. Cordials are like soft-drink syrups; mix a little of the syrup with carbonated water for a homemade soft drink.

            Solitude doesn’t bother me too much. Usually a trip to the grocery store or thrift store a couple of times a week gives me my “human contact” fix. (I often run into people I know at these places.) I’m too new to this area to have made any friends at church, and I’m too old to be of much use in the altar society anyway.

            Your best bet for beating the solitude would be to join a book club, garden club, writers’ club, or some other such organization–or join a church and become active in it in some way, if possible. Public libraries around here sponsor many activities.

        • Woodchuck September 5, 2022 at 3:10 pm #

          I’m heating with wood. My obsolete 1951 model hot water circulator gas furnace has broken down again for the last time and I ain’t spending the at least ten grand for a new setup. I’m fortunate in that I have a woodlot behind me and I can go in there with a small garden tractor towing a trailer. I’ll come back a little while later with enough wood in the trailer to stay warm for a few days. And cutting and splitting the stuff can be enjoyable exercise. There’s wood all around us rotting on the ground and piled up on curbs everywhere.

      • Night Owl September 5, 2022 at 3:51 pm #

        I think many of us (intuitive types, at least) have known this for many years. My worldview changed after 9/11. It was part of the reason I left the US, and things have never really been the same.

        We are ruled by criminals and psychopaths.

      • MaryQueen September 5, 2022 at 8:16 pm #

        I was certain that the BIG collapse would happen in 2015.

        I can’t remember why I thought it would be then. First I thought it was in 2008 (and it was partially) but then when we sort of bounced back (not all of us though), the reading I did seemed to indicate things would finally fall apart around 2015 or so. So when it didn’t, I was surprised, and I remain surprised now, although it seems much more imminent now. In 2015 there weren’t 50 million signs of impending collapse as there are now.

        • Redneck Liberal September 7, 2022 at 6:09 pm #

          That’s the thing about Apocalypse predictions – you can always kick the can down the road some more. However, you could also choose to quit kidding yourself that the sky is falling.

          • MaryQueen September 8, 2022 at 7:56 pm #

            Like Al Gore telling us we’d be underwater by 2015?

      • Anthea September 7, 2022 at 11:20 am #

        @ Paula D:

        I had a stash of staple foods back in the 80s. In the 90s I knew people who were establishing self-sufficient farmettes in the expectaion of a collapse. In the 00s, people in my little town sometimes talked about ways to hide or fortify out little town against the urban hordes we thought would descend on the countryside in the coming collapse.

        Rural houses have always been vulnerable to burglary, especially if the owners are at work during the day. Rural people are diligent about keeping an eye out for suspicious activity and suspicious vehicles for that reason. In the little “resort community” I recently moved from, the “weekenders,” whose properties sat vacant most of the time, were often troubled with break-ins. Meth is a big problem in rural areas, and meth-heads are thieves.

        I would guess that the expected “urban hordes” will manifest as a great increase in criminal activity of this kind.

    • BackRowHeckler September 5, 2022 at 7:04 pm #

      New Hampshire is an excellent choice for a destination and a place to set up shop, Bluefuture. Evidently, you have done your homework.

  23. Beryl of Oyl September 5, 2022 at 11:53 am #

    Behind every unit of GDP there is a unit of energy.

    It has always been thus and always will be thus. It is akin to the laws of thermodynamics, which you cannot do anything about and it does not matter if you like them or not. Attempting to go “beyond them” will not only always fail it will hurt in some regard since it will at best be a less-than-optimal experience and at worst will be a death-causing one.


    • Jarek September 5, 2022 at 1:47 pm #

      Stop it Beryl. There’s more energy in your fingernail than you would know what to do with. Remember the teaching of Kpax.

  24. Why_weren't_we_asked_about_Degrowth September 5, 2022 at 12:17 pm #

    Global Energy Shortages only by choice. Peak oil exports from the combined countries of Iran, Iraq and Venezuela were 14 million barrels a day. The US and NATO worked hard to destroy Iran’s production since late 70’s, Venezuela’s since the early 2000’s and Iraqs for the last 20 years. These 3 countries are still in the top 5 for energy reserves, and now the US and NATO are trying to take out the number 3 country in Energy Reserves.

    This is all by the decisions of Maniacs, tripling down on green energy, which they have no ability to deliver at the breadth they need to keep the lights on and the goods moving. This fantasy bullshit Green Tech can’t even be manufactured without reliable fossil fuels.

    They are the leaders of fear, sloth and stupidity. They want to take their ball and go home. They don’t want to pay the bills they rang up for the last 40 years. They are having trouble keeping up with the complexities.

    We need many more Prague Nationlists Marches

    • R banjo September 5, 2022 at 12:21 pm #

      Another Amazon warehouse has burned up in Fresno.
      The solar caught on fire and adios building.
      Amazon has discontinued their solar at all super distributors and are back on the grid..
      Total bull shit..
      Why dont we hear of this news in a normal fashion?
      Obvious to any common sense folk.

      • MaryQueen September 5, 2022 at 8:14 pm #

        Jeez. The electric cars explode, the solar energy factories explode.

        And yet they push it. Just like the vaxx.

        • beantownbill. September 5, 2022 at 11:30 pm #

          Do they say specifically why and how the panels caused a fire? They don’t inform us as to the cause. Figures. Why scare potential panel purchasers?

          BTW, a few years ago I got the idea that it would be nice if my condo complex could install solar panels and get us off the grid. It didn’t take make research for me to determine it wasn’t even close to being worth it. I also learned that installing solar panels negates the warranty on roofs. Ours is about 5 years old with a 20 year warranty.

  25. neurodoc September 5, 2022 at 12:24 pm #

    ‘How did all those sedulously trained doctors get so mind-fucked as to persist in saying the “vaccines” were safe-and-effective, when the vaxxes were obviously killing and maiming people?’

    The best answer I can offer to that question is as follows: medical schools look to admit authoritarian personalities. That is a personality who can obsessively and loyally follow authority in order to become authority. You see it in most physicians; ‘i’m the doctor, you’re the patient.’ or ‘why would you want a 2nd opinion?’

    My self and several others in med school who had PhDs prior to entering (and had been trained to think in grad school) had a good deal of difficulty with not a few faculty doctors to whom we asked too many pointed questions. i.e. What evidence is there for what you’re claiming? One learns to keep one’s mouth shut in order to graduate.

    This concept is dealt with in Desmit’s book, The Psychology of Totalitarianism. He’s the guy who came up with mass formation psychosis to explain obedience to the covid idiocy. Basic concept is: authoritarian personalities accept and support totalitarianism.

    In med school, we jokingly referred to this as ‘imperial conditioning,’ trying to make it positive; but, I now refer to it as authoritarian psychopathology.

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    • 100th Avatar September 5, 2022 at 12:37 pm #

      That mindset is all conveyed in a salute

      but the medical profession has always been an easy(er) path to financial success for the working and middle classes.

      indebted doctors paying off their loans before the real money starts coming in during their forties

      and no workingclass schlub after a taste of the very good life wants to go back on account of some principles.

      the only thing that conditions doctors to be authoritarian is day after day of listening to patients and their self-diagnosis and their incredulity to the doctors’s orders.

    • MaryQueen September 5, 2022 at 7:39 pm #

      You explain it well, neurodoc.

      The authoritarian types are the ones who don’t learn from history or use history as a context when they form their opinions about the present day and our situations… if they did, they might see that no matter how they kow-tow, their status is in no way guaranteed.

      They operate on fear and greed.

  26. Why_weren't_we_asked_about_Degrowth September 5, 2022 at 12:28 pm #

    Great Post Today Jim. The Green Energy Lies of the Swindlers will be revealed quickly.

  27. Nigel Tufnel September 5, 2022 at 12:33 pm #

    Great essay Mr k. Thank you for pointing out the hope in all of this.

    Regarding EV’s – Many people still don’t understand that electricity is not a source of energy. It is generated by energy from an outside source, like coal, oil, or biomass.

    Another concept that the gen-pop fails to understand is that of EROI, which is the ratio of acquired energy to the amount of energy spent to obtain this energy. After factoring in mining cost of rare earth minerals, the cost of political coups in other countries to pave the way for exploitation by corporate vultures, environmental costs, plus the usual production costs then electric vehicles come in at a negative ratio. With battery replacement costs added in, it goes even lower.

    I’m not sure what the ratio is for solar and wind. At first the short life span of collectors and blades was not factored in. Nor was the problem of what to do with the old blades and solar parts. As of now, they are going to landfill. Why not design housing using them?
    Auburn University in alabama has an architecture program called the Rural Studio that explores the concept of using the detritus of modern culture to build structures, mostly housing for the poor. One student project called the Yancey Chapel is especially lovely, made of tires and recycled corregated roofing.

    • Woodchuck September 5, 2022 at 2:20 pm #

      Once US suburbia becomes obsolete, and the general public lacks the resources to maintain suburban living standards, new housing for the former middle class might well be partly constructed from building materials scrapped out of demolished former homes. The “detritus of modern culture” will include much of the building materials that went first into the construction of half million dollar meadow mansions that have been splattered all over the landscape, some of it on former small farms. Much of the land that was used to create suburbia and suburban sprawl will be useless for farming. The topsoil has all been scraped off and former farmland turned into the equivalent of a desert.

      • beantownbill. September 5, 2022 at 3:59 pm #

        Along my way, there’s not too much land left, so people are buying old houses, tearing them down and building mcmansions on the same lot. They start at about $700,000.

        • BackRowHeckler September 5, 2022 at 7:15 pm #

          That’s happening in Ct too, Bill. Unfortunately, some pretty historic buildings are being knocked down, replaced with architectural monstrosities. Another trend here is the pressure put on small towns to build ‘Affordable Housing’; zoning laws are suspended by state govt and the upshot is Section 8 welfare towers going up in the middle of cornfields, and on small town Main Streets — surrounded by chain link fence and acres of pavement & concrete.

        • Paula D September 5, 2022 at 8:32 pm #

          What a waste, beantown.
          And my sister lives in a residential neighborhood in San Jose, next to the hills that all the neighbors enjoy.
          So TPTB are going to ignore the zoning laws and tear down a single family house right next to the hills and put up a ”low income” apartment building.

          There is no public transportation in that neighborhood, so the poor people stashed there will have to have cars. There is no parking.
          The whole thing is stupid. And yet they persist….

          • Paula D September 5, 2022 at 8:34 pm #

            The apartment building will block the view to the hills.
            And the hills will no doubt be trashed by the new neighbors.

      • Islander September 5, 2022 at 7:19 pm #

        Actually, many parts of suburbia look to me like good sites for “urban farming,” since they tend to be subdivisions on flat land with huge lawns and lots of sun.

        I predict that many people will be able to make a living by tending largish gardens for suburbanites who have decent-size lots but no know-how or energy to plan and execute the gardens themselves.

        “There are somewhere around 40 million acres of lawn in the lower 48, according to a 2005 NASA estimate derived from satellite imaging. “Turf grasses, occupying 1.9% of the surface of the continental United States, would be the single largest irrigated crop in the country,” that study concludes.Aug 4, 2015.” so, there is plenty of arable land available for growing food and flowers.

        Also, gray water should be considered an undertapped resource. Water from washing machines, dishwashers, showers, etc. can be directed toward gardens instead of down the sewer.

  28. Paula D September 5, 2022 at 12:40 pm #

    Yep, when the oil goes, most of the humans go. We’ve known that for a long time, so why the shock and anger and disbelief now?
    There is still gas available, so we drove from Illinois to Tennessee last week, through Kentucky.
    Nothing makes me cheer on the end of oil like a car trip. I haven’t taken a long car trip since 1999, but this year I took three, the Nashville one and Texas and California trips, and it was hair-raising and pathetic. Too many people in too many cars and most of them drive like frigging idiots.
    And the housing developments continue! Big ol’ McMansions being built out in the country with nothing but car transportation available.
    It’s almost as if we are ruled by total freaking idiots.

    • 100th Avatar September 5, 2022 at 1:08 pm #

      Transportation to where?

      Sam’s club, Target? That’s like so 2003!

      Have you witnessed the marvel of the modern McMansion?

      Home theaters, home bars, gourmet/chef’s kitchens, home gyms, pool, grottos, fireplaces in and out… of your modern farmhouse… with, yes, you guessed it… small plot gardens for cannabis and heirlooms.

      You can have everything delivered to your door as you telework plugged in to your Tesla solar roof and watering your plants with graywater from the newest rainwater harvesting cistern.

      The future is in the burbs

      • Paula D September 5, 2022 at 2:11 pm #

        I meant transportation to work, but you are right, people can work at home.
        When I bought this house in 1994 I deliberately chose a house within walking distance (2.3 miles) to work because I was sure that there would be no gas soon.
        I never did have to walk to work though.
        Nope, never been in a McMansion. Don’t know anyone rich enough to buy one. Or at least, I don’t know anyone rich enough to buy one who would invite my over.

  29. MrMangoOnMyShoulder September 5, 2022 at 12:58 pm #

    JHK – “It’s happening with or without “Joe Biden,” the EU, and der Hoch Schwabenklaus, though the aggregate stupidity they represent is surely making the entry process worse.

    Hear, hear.

    Just epic.

    • SW September 5, 2022 at 3:35 pm #

      And at this point Trump is no longer needed either. The focus of Biden’s rant was on MAGA voters who can be demonized with or without Trump as their leader. It was, in its own way, a subtle switch but this slurring of group identity into the usual charges of violence, rabid racism, homophobia, ignorance (science deniers all of them) and anti democratic (questioning election tallies) will be repeated until MAGA hat owners will be conflated with pointy white hoods & burning crosses.

  30. MrMangoOnMyShoulder September 5, 2022 at 1:03 pm #

    Speaking of American lore…

    I just picked up the banjo after a few decades of thinking about it.

    My dad played when I was a kid. That was pretty cool. About 10 years ago I asked him if I could have his banjo, as I know he hasn’t played in 25 years. He balked. So finally I went and got one.

    Turns out it’s quite easy to play. Not easy to play fast…but if you just pick it up every time you walk into the room and throw down a quick song, it starts to come easy.

    Jarek wants me to fight in the streets. I might just wanna sit on the back porch and pick and grin with an unsweetened iced tea. We shall see. Tough out there.

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    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder September 5, 2022 at 1:05 pm #

      We shall also see if I can get my dad to pull his out of retirement as well. We could annoy the shit out of everyone at Christmas this year.

      • Rowdypiglet September 5, 2022 at 1:12 pm #

        Something that could conceivably return after things have settled down (if ever) is the family getting together around the piano or whatever instrument someone could play. It was a feature of every Christmas and family event as a child, and these are some of my fondest memories. Children alive now will, for the most part, remember staring into their iPhones as the predominant feature of their childhoods. I don’t think it will give them any comfort.

        • MrMangoOnMyShoulder September 5, 2022 at 1:16 pm #

          You make a sad point.

          I’ve done accordion at a few family Christmases. I’m not a virtuoso, there were plenty of mistakes, but I guarantee people remember singing along, especially the kids. Time to amp it up to banjo.

          • stelmosfire September 5, 2022 at 3:11 pm #

            Mango, pick up a copy of “Earl Scruggs and the 5 string banjo”. Best book out there if yer into book learnin. That’s how I learned. 40 bucks on Amazon but ebay has ’em for way less. He even tells you how to build a 5 string. Lots of great tab for his songs.

          • Beryl of Oyl September 5, 2022 at 3:33 pm #

            Small children tend to love homemade music. They don’t notice the mistakes.

          • Islander September 5, 2022 at 7:22 pm #

            Give the kids kazoos to sing along with.

            They are really funny! Easy to play.

          • MaryQueen September 5, 2022 at 7:29 pm #

            And Irish tin whistles, super easy.

      • Jarek September 5, 2022 at 1:42 pm #

        Dueling banjoes. SSL and I will do the clogging.

    • Jarek September 5, 2022 at 1:19 pm #

      Yeah you could play the theme from Deliverance on your porch while people fight in out a few yards away. Musicians are left along. They are sacred.

      Some say it’s an African instrument originally, as if we didn’t have the wit to make our own stringed instruments. But even if true, we’ve made it our own.

      • Beryl of Oyl September 5, 2022 at 1:23 pm #

        Yeah that’s why the greatest banjo players in the world are found in Africa.

        • Paula D September 5, 2022 at 3:06 pm #

          I used to go to Strumming, Picking and Fiddling festivals for fun.
          Don’t remember any black players. Must be institutional racism in the bluegrass world.

    • MaryQueen September 5, 2022 at 7:28 pm #

      Bravo! I picked the piano back up a couple of years ago, but I have been lax for the past few months.

      I can’t wait ’til ‘entertainment’ collapses and we get to entertain each other. That’ll be way more fun, IMHO.

      • Paula D September 6, 2022 at 12:28 pm #

        This coming Saturday is the Tomato Festival.
        This is where all the old hippies up here in the Ozarks get together and party.
        There is a bonfire, a potluck and people that can play bring instruments for jamming.
        One year we had two tubas and no guitars. That was odd.
        There is always a plethora of basses for some reason.
        I’m looking forward to it. The only thing I ever learned to play, though, was piano and saxophone.

        • stelmosfire September 6, 2022 at 1:01 pm #

          Would those be washtub basses? Easy to make. hard to play though.

          • Paula D September 6, 2022 at 9:23 pm #

            Nope, store bought.

        • FreddyFudgeworth September 8, 2022 at 9:15 pm #

          That does sound fun!

    • Redneck Liberal September 8, 2022 at 9:10 am #

      Oscar Wilde famously said that the very definition of a gentleman is one who play the banjo…but doesn’t.</I.

  31. Ron Anselmo September 5, 2022 at 1:05 pm #

    Afternoon Jim, excellent today, as always. Laying out the unspooling realities we’ll face, with your usual dose of optimism. It helps, thanks Jim.

    “The survivors of this disorder will be living in a world of generalized contraction, facing much-reduced standards of living.” ~ JHK

    The equation: Raw Materials + Energy Inputs = Finished Goods

    Generalized contraction & reduced standards of living. Yes. As you allude though – not necessarily a bad thing – but lots of bad things in the aptly named meantime.

    Hope Labor Day in your neck of the woods is ushering in a little crispness in the air. Always nice.

    • Rhett Dawson September 5, 2022 at 1:52 pm #

      Labour Day.

      Our elite now return to their power positions after their hard-earned summer vacays in the Hamptons, Martha’s. Muskokas, etc.

      The Pope has mandated that all Roman Catholic wealth be consolidated in the Vatican Bank by Oct. 1.

      The shit is about to hit the fan.

      • Ron Anselmo September 5, 2022 at 4:56 pm #

        O.G., have you got a source on Vatican Bank?

    • neurodoc September 5, 2022 at 3:24 pm #

      Responding to JHK’s comment:

      Generalized contractions and lowered standards of living will be far better, spiritually, psychologically, and physically, than the insane stress infused 4/5G rat race we live in now. The average person may actually learn how to read a book again.

      • Ron Anselmo September 5, 2022 at 4:53 pm #

        I’m with you Doc, 100%.

  32. Beryl of Oyl September 5, 2022 at 1:15 pm #

    Something I was thinking about yesterday, as I was also thnking about stocking up on some non-perishable foods- if you are paying for your purchases with some kind of card or using certain delivery services, they know exactly who you are and what you bought.

    Even if you pay cash, and you swipe that supermarket discount card.

    There is emergency legislation in place, right now, that will allow the government to come knocking and take what you’ve set aside to take care of your own family, to give it to others.

    We all just saw how much ALL the elected officials loved making up stuff based on an emergency they themselves were allowed to declare.

    Has anyone heard of any single person running on a platform of abolishing this workaround of our Constitution, Bil of Rights, and even human rights?

    These people either want to keep things as they are, or they are way too stupid to govern.

    • Paula D September 5, 2022 at 2:19 pm #

      I can’t remember the name of the bill, but they passed that back in the Bush years giving them the right to your house, your animals, your vehicles, etc in times of “emergency”.
      People were alarmed, but they haven’t done it so far.
      They have been getting prepared since then, with their pushing of the cards (like you say), the FEMA camps, the militarization of the police, the surveillance state and the fusion centers. The “pandemic” was probably a trial run to see how malleable the population is.
      I think they’re ready now.

      • MaryQueen September 5, 2022 at 8:12 pm #

        Humanity as a whole flunked the test and now we’re gonna pay.

  33. Beryl of Oyl September 5, 2022 at 1:17 pm #

    There are protests all around the world, and they aren’t against high fuel prices as the media is claiming.

    Shouts of “Frexit” were heard at a French protest.

  34. Beryl of Oyl September 5, 2022 at 1:21 pm #

    Farmers must destroy crops – NRK Rogaland – Local news, TV and radio

    The question now is whether we should spend time and money plowing everything into the ground, or whether it should just stand and rot. Those are the two choices we have now, says farmer Sigbjørn Skjørestad (38).

    Skjørestad runs Ogna gard in Hå municipality in Rogaland together with his wife Marthe Skjørestad (35). In 2020, the couple started carrot production. They made it into the mass market, and the future prospects looked good.

    They have around 150 acres of carrots which are now in danger of being plowed down

    Uses twice as much power
    Last year they had a turnover of NOK 12.5 million. They made a profit. But not anymore.

    Now 100-150 acres of carrots can be lost.

    – Now we use twice as much electricity as we earn from the carrots per month. And that’s before we deduct the costs of planting and producing carrots. Then there is no way around picking them up. It’s simple mathematics, says Sigbjørn.


    • Paula D September 5, 2022 at 2:21 pm #

      They use electricity to grow carrots?

      • Beryl of Oyl September 5, 2022 at 2:38 pm #

        You have to keep them someplace before they go to market.

  35. Ishabaka September 5, 2022 at 2:24 pm #

    Have no fear. President Biden, as we speak, is training cadres of thousands of new, heavily armed IRS agents, all of them trans People of Color, to round up the Dirt People.

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    • Disaffected September 5, 2022 at 3:24 pm #

      Tax accountants with guns. What could possibly go wrong?

      • Ron Anselmo September 5, 2022 at 5:08 pm #

        Lots of “overpayments” out there! You’d be shocked at how many – easy tens of millions is my guess.

        In the haste to shovel out stimmy checks, unemployment checks and PPP checks during COVID, many “overpayments” were made, by “mistake” and probably some “glitches”.

        Wink, wink. It was a preconceived set-up, It’s rug-pull time.

        Now cometh the new IRS Army, to sort out all these “overpayments”, and have the money returned. How many have it? How long before a little front porch collection attempt, to an unemployed father of two, under economic stress, goes completely sideways?

        Answer: Not long. You wait and see, it’ll happen.

  36. Beryl of Oyl September 5, 2022 at 2:29 pm #

    Nigeria Pitches Debt Forgiveness for Climate-Change Funding Plan
    Proposal would help free up government budgets, Osinbajo says
    Growing number of developing nations facing debt distress


    • BackRowHeckler September 5, 2022 at 7:26 pm #

      I can recall back in the day when Bono made African Debt Forgiveness his main cause. He was successful, much African debt was written off. One result was that the Prime Minister of either the Congo or Uganda — I forget which — suddenly finding himself flush with funds, bought 3 Harrier fighter/bombers from the UK, hired flight & maintenance crews etc., and promptly bombed and strafed a rebel tribe in the jungle that had been giving him trouble for years lol.

      • MaryQueen September 5, 2022 at 8:11 pm #

        Bono is a WEF puppet and buffoon. Great story, hadn’t heard of that one.

  37. Roundball Shaman September 5, 2022 at 2:33 pm #

    “The Great Re-set is what happens when the business model goes bust for powering the world with oil and other fossil fuels… The Long Emergency.”

    ‘The Great Reset’ is just some tiny group of elitists wet dream of total World domination and the removal of the annoying and resource-wasting pests called human beings.

    It was and is a deviant mental construct. A generational goal. A sickly desire. Something hatched in the darkest corners of the subhuman spirit and unleashed upon the Human Race like a true plague instead of the phony one we’ve all been subjected to.

    But as The Long Emergency argues… there are real World consequences born out of disappearing sources of energy and living like drunken sailors while the cheap energy was abundant. And not having a plan when the good times no longer roll.

    The majority of the World knows that The Great Reset is not great nor is it as much of a reset as it is a pathological desire that will not end in our Age regardless how our immediate crisis’ turns out. There will always be those in the Dark Predator Class who possess the same desire down through the Ages to be faux gods in a World They neither created nor do They contribute anything useful to. And They think WE are the useless eaters?

    “America was, for a time, the greatest industrial society and now that appears to be over.”

    There are bumper stickers that read, ‘GOD BLESS AMERICA.’ Well, they have part of it right but not quite all. The more accurate bumper adornments say, ‘God BLESSED America… and America EFFED IT UP.’

    “Have you ever seen anything more patently insane than the sexual confusion acted out in American schools? Drag Queen story hours? Litter boxes in the bathrooms for students who identify as ‘furries’”?

    Once a society has gone fully insane there are no limits to how sick and bizarre and delusional it can become. Just when you think things can’t get any worse… they do. And then, they do again. We have been ‘blessed’ to live in the Age of Insanity. And Insanity has no bounds once it has been unleashed.

    Meow… meow.

    “For some of us, this is a movie with a happy ending. Make some popcorn while there is still some corn, and some electricity to pop it with.”

    Just give us a nice folded blanket next to the fire… some fresh milk in a clean bowl… a couple of strokes on the head and a belly once in a while when we are in the mood… and you’d be surprised just how little we need to navigate this Great Regret and still live the good life.

    Something the Dark Predator Elitists will never understand.

    But sorry… even identifying as a feline we still won’t eat bugs…

    • Jarek September 5, 2022 at 2:35 pm #

      Cats love to eat some bugs, like moths. There must be others. Nature tells them which are good and which to leave alone.

      • benr September 5, 2022 at 2:49 pm #

        Listened to a report discussing chitin in the exoskeleton of many bugs is very high in glutton enough that eating bugs will make many people sick who have no glutton problems with normal sources.

        • Paula D September 5, 2022 at 3:08 pm #

          I’d say that most Americans have a glutton problem.
          Just looking around it becomes clear.

          • MaryQueen September 5, 2022 at 8:10 pm #


        • Islander September 5, 2022 at 7:28 pm #

          Hey, can we redirect the gluten phobia to the Gatesian bugfuckery?

          Make sure bugs are associated with high gluten intake, so majorly allergenic?

      • Beryl of Oyl September 5, 2022 at 3:39 pm #

        Our cats used to love to catch and eat June bugs, the large ones. I don’t see them much anymore, they were all over when I was a child.

        That cats must have eaten them all.

        • Islander September 5, 2022 at 7:29 pm #

          Oh, yes, they used to buzz around and occasionally get tangled up in one’s hair.

          What has happened to the June bugs???

          • Ron Anselmo September 6, 2022 at 2:15 am #

            The ducks have eaten them all. Haven’t you heard that old Southern saying, of a pretty girl, “I’d be on her like a duck on a June bug!”

          • Paula D September 6, 2022 at 9:25 pm #

            I used to have ducks.
            One year I had a Japanese beetle invasion. I bought one of those traps, connected it to a chute and emptied it out in a plastic swimming pool.
            The beetles went into the trap, down the chute and the ducks gobbled them up.

  38. Jarek September 5, 2022 at 2:34 pm #

    NY Post

    An administrator at a posh Manhattan private school was placed on paid leave after being filmed talking about “sneaking” her Democratic views and activism into the classroom.

    The Trinity School also announced in a Friday letter to students and parents that an investigation will be launched into the comments made by Jennifer “Ginn” Norris, a director of student activities at the Upper East Side fixture.

    Norris had said that she tries to “disrupt” the school’s curriculum in a recording published Thursday by Project Veritas, a conservative outlet known for filming undercover videos to expose progressive organizations.

    “There’s always groups of teachers who want to do these [activist] things but the administration just wouldn’t let us,” Norris says in the clip, apparently filmed by a man wearing a hidden camera at an outdoor dining shed in the city this spring.

    “So, we’ve been just sneaking things in [through] the cracks.”

    “I don’t hide how I feel, but I can’t pretend I’m [not] promoting an agenda even though I clearly am with all the stuff I’m doing.”

    Norris also said she would not allow Republican speakers at the school and added there was a “huge contingent” of “just horrible” white boys that attend the prep school.

    In the school’s letter obtained and shared by Project Veritas, school officials said they found it “deeply disturbing” that Norris was recorded “without her knowledge or permission by someone who misrepresented himself.”

    But the school added “the sentiments expressed in the video do not reflect the mission or values” of Trinity.

    “The School is retaining outside counsel to conduct an independent investigation. Ms. Norris will be placed on paid leave while this investigation is underway,” John Allman, Head of School and David Perez, President of the Board of Trustees wrote.


    James O’Keefe is one of the only people on the right who understands that this is a war, and you just have to destroy the enemy.

    Most Republican politicians would claim that entrapping these stupid bitches and getting them to admit that all this stuff is their doing on secret recording is unethical. Because they are fags.

    When people are trying to turn your kids into homosexuals, there is not really anything you can do in the act of preventing that from happening that can be unethical. By definition.

    Jarek: Imagine being outraged that an infiltrator was filmed against her will rather than being outraged that an infiltrator had infiltrated their school. The school is a “prep” school, preparing students to enter a captured and corrupted system. So of course they’re on the side of the infiltrator even if they can’t admit it because parents can’t take the truth. Or perhaps even because they can’t either.

    • neurodoc September 5, 2022 at 3:44 pm #

      ‘secret recording is unethical.’

      When I have heard an administrative type, whether in education, medicine or government, use the word ‘ethical,’ it has ALWAYS involved their covering their own assess or justifying attacks on a competitor of some type.

  39. benr September 5, 2022 at 2:47 pm #

    Looks like big tech is once again censoring that which they feel you should not know or have access to.


    I have not downloaded or created an account, but it looks like they are forcing me to do just that.

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    • Redneck Liberal September 5, 2022 at 8:30 pm #

      No doubt, for a sizable (recurring) donation at any of Drumpf’s Grifting Sites, you can purchase this highly desirable app (giving you direct access to the deranged thinking you enjoy so much) without having to ‘expose’ yourself to Google or Apple.

      Oh! No, look! It’s FREE!


      • benr September 9, 2022 at 9:25 am #

        Deranged thinking…
        Let’s take a moment and examine the MAGA agenda, shall we?

        Put your country and people first…
        How is that deranged?
        This includes securing the borders so we know who is coming into our country and what their agenda actually might be.

        Is this deranged?
        Letting in violent people, diseased people and people who only want free shit now that is crazy,

        The fact is that is what Democrats are actually doing!
        Five million people in twenty months SORRY MAN THAT IS NUTS.

        Making America business friendly.
        How is wanting to bring back manufacturing deranged?

        Lowering taxes so people keep MORE of what they work hard to earn.
        Gee that is craziness we should be taxed at a 90% rate like the Democrats of old want.
        Whoops heavy tax burdens are crazy.

        So far, the only insanity I can see is in the agenda you profess to support.

        I then decided to look up what the maga agenda actually is and all I found was attack articles on what your ridiculous side wants people to believe.
        If not for the constant barrage of negative press on Trump and the constant splatter of throw things at the wall to see what sticks Trump in a landslide.
        Instead, they ignore all Bidens corruption and crazy antics of him and his disgusting lecherous son and the insanity of the woke establishment.

        The derangement you speak of is almost exclusively the crap of nightmares being foisted on the American people by cultural Marxists calling themselves Democrats.

        • Redneck Liberal September 9, 2022 at 11:11 am #

          You’re a simpleton, with ‘arguments’ based on unreal ‘alternative facts’.

  40. petit bourgois September 5, 2022 at 3:12 pm #

    An attempt to explain the behaviour of british and EU “leaders” in the last 7 months:

    i want to post it again althought i repeat myself.

    like the soldiers in the 17th century, who marched into battle because the feared punisment by their commanding officers more than death by the hand of the enemy, the politicians and buisness leaders fear anger, harsh words and sanctions by their overlords in US / DC more then the economic ruin of their countrys.

    Some of them may be different, but the are delusional or incompetent and think what the big guys there want is good for everybody in the west. Such folks also believe the US can an will deliver unlimited masses of shale oil and shale gas to the EU at affordabel price.

    And then there are those who are groomed as shills of the US deep state since many many years. They may be payed, delusional or both.

    And there ist, since the cold war began in the 1950ties, the influcence of the “transatlanticians” on the media and the “respectable” part of the intellectual scene of western europe.

    I will enjoy to discuss my points above.

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  41. tom clark September 5, 2022 at 3:26 pm #

    10 dead in Saskatchewan, stabbed, all of ’em.

    Pretty sick, I’d say. What’s goin’ on up there, OG (Rhett)?

    Your Mounties got them Sanderson boys yet?

    Sounds a tad racially motivated to me.

    But then, what the hell do I know

    • Beryl of Oyl September 5, 2022 at 3:41 pm #

      Stirring people up stirs them up.

    • Hereward the Woke September 5, 2022 at 4:07 pm #

      No biggie, Tom. The assassins used the right pronouns.

    • BackRowHeckler September 5, 2022 at 7:34 pm #

      There might be a lot more than 10 dead — they’re still finding bodies. About 25 casualties total, so far.

      These are Cree Indians. This might be characterized as an Indian Uprising. However, since guns weren’t used, and the assailants appear to be not White, this story will fade fast

    • Rhett Dawson September 5, 2022 at 7:52 pm #

      Ya, horrible mess!

      One of the perps has been found dead. The other one remains at large.

      They were brothers – 30 & 31 y.o.

      My understanding is that it was not racial. Cree on Cree.

      10 dead (11 counting the perp). 15 injured. 13 crime scenes.

      Time to ban knives now, right?

      • Anthea September 5, 2022 at 11:46 pm #

        Indians living on reservations are often divided into rival groups–kind of like the Hatfields and the McCoys–that fight with each other. Occasionally there is a murder, though normally it’s just rather vicious fighting. E.g., Indian high school kids have been known to embed razor blades in the soles of their tennis shoes (donated by Nike) for anticipated fights between rival gangs.

  42. tom clark September 5, 2022 at 3:58 pm #


    “Stirring up” when I was a kid meant a good ol’ fashioned fistfight, sans knives and guns. Girls watching on were all the better. They’d understand if you showed up that night at the dance w/ a shiner. At least you showed up.

    Alas, times change, especially in a world where anything goes and nothing matters.

    Happy Labo(u)r Day. The world’ll be a better place tomorrow, I guarantee it.

    • BackRowHeckler September 5, 2022 at 8:43 pm #

      Canadians appear to be on a roll, over in Nova Scotia a popular ‘Rapper’ Pat Stay was stabbed to death last night too. There is nothing more elemental and basic than the blade. The stabbing rate in London & Manchester is phenomenal and the trend seems to have spread to Canada.

      • Disaffected September 5, 2022 at 9:28 pm #

        Stabbing: when shooting gets personal.

        I dunno. I think I’d rather be shot. But I’d rather not be either, if it comes right down to it.

      • Redneck Liberal September 5, 2022 at 9:44 pm #

        The solution to the Stabbing Crisis is what? To give them all hand guns?

        • BackRowHeckler September 5, 2022 at 9:48 pm #

          No, that’s not the solution. Everybody is ramped up due to Covid and the war in Ukraine; eventually I think things will calm down.

        • Ron Anselmo September 6, 2022 at 10:34 am #

          No RL – take away all the knives. It’s the knives that kill people, right?

  43. 100th Avatar September 5, 2022 at 4:02 pm #

    Oil and nat. gas depletion, environmental degradation, fresh water shortages and pollution, seafood scarcity, air and light and noise pollution, plastic pollution, deforestation, etc., etc.,

    wars, financial chicanery, corruption, despotism, Schwabbian machinations:

    are NOT because of shortages of energy

    The ARE because of overages in humanity

    There is only one cause to all the aforementioned: billions upon billions of over-consuming and over-reproducing humans.

    But lest we forget, cheap, ubiquitous, and easily accessible energy mixed with modern farming brought so, so many of us here.

    A lot of sugar in the petri dish.

    There are 2 solutions: the vast majority of billions learning to live with much, much less: energy, meat protein, travel, their own homes, their own large motorized conveyances, fresh water, new clothing, spending money, and MOST importantly: freedom.

    The second solution: a lot less people.

    Perhaps they will meet in the middle on this.

  44. malthuss September 5, 2022 at 4:15 pm #

    Night Owl
    And something many Americans and others don’t realize is how small Europe is.

    I never saw Europe as being small. Or over populated.

  45. malthuss September 5, 2022 at 4:34 pm #

    September 5, 2022 at 1:52 pm #
    Thanks. I’ve been looking for several years and have decided on a town in southeast NH. There is still work available there and it is surrounded by agriculture, including Chris Martenson’s farm, I think. Housing is a bit cheaper, too.

    /what price for an acre or a shack?

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    • BackRowHeckler September 5, 2022 at 9:45 pm #

      You can get a place in NH for a few hundred thousand. It wouldn’t be a shack.

      In one of the small towns, up away from Boston

  46. Jo-G September 5, 2022 at 5:04 pm #

    “Is our climate changing? Maybe. But so what? The climate has changed many times since the Bronze Age. If preventing that is actually out of the question, which it is, then what else are you going to do? The answer is: adapt intelligently to new conditions. ”

    Yes. The big uncertainty about the greenhouse effect is the lack of precision in forecasting its dire effects.

    If the climate will change significantly how can ALL the changes be bad? If there is more evaporation there will be more precipitation – more fresh water. Why will the forecast increased precipitation only cause floods but never bring water to drought stricken areas? Why will the higher temperatures only dehydrate farmland but never extend growing seasons in the higher latitudes? Why won’t rising sea levels increase the acreage of estuaries which are very biologically productive.

    I also reject the the hoaxterism of the “just so” stories explaining every current observation or connecting every current observation with climate change. It seems like I can’t read an article about some natural history phenomena without the author making some comment about climate change being the cause of something the author deems negative. When I had to write papers for science classes the professors took a dim view of any “editorializing”. Now it seems to be a requirement for popular science articles to editorialize about political topics.

    • Bilejones September 5, 2022 at 6:40 pm #

      More life on earth is dependent on CO2 than oxygen. Somehow the dipshits fail to mention that.

      • MaryQueen September 5, 2022 at 8:06 pm #

        Right? I’m seeing all these businesses brag about being carbon neutral. Total madness.

        Let’s get rid of all the C02!

        Dipshits, indeed.

        • Redneck Liberal September 5, 2022 at 9:58 pm #

          You clearly don’t even understand the issue or this imperfect solution…dipshit, indeed.

          • Night Owl September 6, 2022 at 3:32 am #

            Why don’t you explain it to us, Nut.

        • MaryQueen September 5, 2022 at 10:02 pm #

          Wrong. I understand unmitigated bullshit when I see it.

          I took geology at university – which focused on climate change – only 4 years ago. You?

          Their reasoning was idiotic and continues to be.

          Gonna call out the GND czars on their jet use? How about all those masks clogging the ocean, or one-use plastic still in abundance? Why is nothing done about that?

          Kinda obvious to me.

  47. PeteAtomic September 5, 2022 at 5:19 pm #

    “Not everybody will be violent or insane and the number of reality-based people with their emotional equipment intact will, oddly, grow in proportion as the others depart this plane of existence.”

    Yes. This is an important point. Also, with the disappearance of a deranged pop culture which mesmerizes and acts as another anesthesia on society, sanity & human connection will re-assert itself.

  48. Epicur September 5, 2022 at 5:32 pm #

    “The Great Re-Set is an emergent phenomenon. It unspools naturally out of circumstances that reality presents. It goes its own way and we have to adapt to it, like it or not.”

    Words to the wise in the midst of all the finger pointing.

  49. anmariwakaranai September 5, 2022 at 6:29 pm #

    We threw our runes but
    They fell a trillion needles on a forest floor
    And it was on fire

    You know what comes next

  50. mitchellc September 5, 2022 at 6:39 pm #

    Another good essay by Jim, but the more valuable information is gained by observing the commentary.

    (Reading for content, sure, but the meta patterns are the key. Of course, jim is monitoring his own site for the same feedback.)

    Like any physical reaction, there’s a transition point – metamorphosis (water/ice, racing turn/spin) – where the actual state of reality is altered.

    We can see this kind of fundamental transition occurring as a core conclusion is reached that it doesn’t matter if justice is rendered via traditional means. Rather, the WEF types ain’t getting out of this either.

    Secondly, I quite enjoy following the path of JohnAZ’s posts. He’s moved rapidly from a mere doubting Thomas to an honest to doG revolutionary in just a mere 12 months.

    Of course all the TLA agents monitoring this site (hi guys!) are logging these as well, with some of the brighter ones perhaps even noting a possible trend (hint: extrapolate).

    Anyway, it’s really satisfying seeing Jim bringing it all together, the commentary reinforcing these concepts, and hoping the 100::1 read::post ratio is getting a clear message out to normies still wandering around a bit confused.

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    • Rhett Dawson September 5, 2022 at 6:49 pm #

      Hey TLA Agents:

      Go vaxx yourself!

    • Redneck Liberal September 5, 2022 at 7:00 pm #

      “Secondly, I quite enjoy following the path of JohnAZ’s posts. He’s moved rapidly from a mere doubting Thomas to an honest to doG revolutionary in just a mere 12 months.

      Yes, he’s been radicalised, but he was ripe fruit for the process…

      • MaryQueen September 5, 2022 at 8:04 pm #

        Radicalized, even.


        Wow, Fake Trae has gone off the deep end.

        • Redneck Liberal September 5, 2022 at 8:33 pm #

          That’s twice in two days. I must be getting my 100 metre overarm certificate soon.

          Got anything original MaryQ? No? I didn’t think so…

          • MaryQueen September 8, 2022 at 7:58 pm #

            For the record, I wasn’t making fun of your British spelling.

            I was merely spelling it the American way.

            So you missed the entire point of my post.

            Not surprising.

        • Redneck Liberal September 5, 2022 at 8:56 pm #


          Quite funny really, after you gave us all that howler yesterday “Al Quaeda”

          • MaryQueen September 5, 2022 at 9:22 pm #

            That was your team calling all MAGA people Al Qaeda.

            Or are you obsessing over a typo?


            OK then.

      • Night Owl September 6, 2022 at 3:35 am #

        Do you understand what ripe means? Ripe fruit is fruit that has completed its development process.

        Majella/Redneck trips on his own shoelaces yet again.

        A master of language.


    • 100th Avatar September 5, 2022 at 9:46 pm #

      Perhaps the WEF types want to try and mitigate and preserve some order on our regression to the mean, but a faction of the .1% are not getting out of it, they’re getting away from it.

      As we’re getting away from civilization and its law and order and concepts like justice

      We will be getting closer to our nature as we are getting closer to nature.

      The nature of life on earth.
      There is no justice when it’s eat or be eaten

  51. Redneck Liberal September 5, 2022 at 6:59 pm #

    Mary, Mary, Very Contrary

    I asked you a question last thread – you deflected most inelegantly but I’ll give it another shot anyway:

    September 4, 2022 at 10:53 pm #
    Okay – a wee test…let’s see what you’ve got.

    What is your ‘position’ on the issue of ‘abortion’ or ‘reproductive rights’ or ‘right to choose’ or however you choose to phrase the ‘issue’, L’il Miss NoParty?

    • MaryQueen September 5, 2022 at 7:16 pm #

      Feck off, there’s your answer.


      • Redneck Liberal September 5, 2022 at 8:37 pm #

        Okay, so you do support a woman’s right to bodily sovereignty, clearly.

        But you can’t say it round these parts, huh…too many of the other persuasion for you to actually say something that might go against their views.

        I get it…you’re a fake, a ‘keyboard warrior’ and extremely careful about your ‘public image’.

        Hence all your virtue-signalling is specifically designed to be waving a flag to those whom you fear the most. Got it.

        • benr September 5, 2022 at 8:46 pm #

          Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness and abortion is not defined as a RIGHT!
          What about the body you so desire to rip apart?
          Shame you were not aborted rl.

          • Redneck Liberal September 5, 2022 at 8:51 pm #

            Thought you were AGAINST abortion, benr. How weird that you pity the fact my mum is a Catholic…

            I’ve stated my position previously but you were out of reliable wifi for a bit so may have missed it.

            Personally, I don’t agree with abortion. If in a situation where I was involved (that is, the impregnator), I would NOT condone it.

            However, I’m not the pregnant one, and have no say, in reality or on a cosmic level, in the choice another person may make.

            I hold that person’s right to choose above my opinion. You should try it.

          • benr September 6, 2022 at 9:52 am #


            SHOW me where in the US Constitution or the bill of rights an abortion is a right!

            The Supreme court righted a wrong decision because it is only to say whether laws are Constitutional or not.
            They kicked the abortion can back to the states where it belongs.
            I am anti-abortion even more so for taxpayer funded ones.
            If there are abortions allowed there should be a rider that on the second one the woman is also sterilized, or a long-term birth control implanted.
            I have seen to many women ruin themselves with abortions physically and mentally and yes there is a serious mental toll on murdering babies in the womb.

        • MaryQueen September 5, 2022 at 9:10 pm #

          You have no idea what my position is, and it’s driving you maaaaad.

          I love to see it.

          • MaryQueen September 5, 2022 at 9:10 pm #

            FWIW, I had a very public discussion up here about it months or maybe a year ago. Go find it! 😀

          • Redneck Liberal September 5, 2022 at 9:37 pm #

            What a wanker.

          • Jarek September 6, 2022 at 11:55 am #

            Ridiculous. She’s for abortion, natch. Women get to kill, but they’re still “life” and men, death.

    • MaryQueen September 5, 2022 at 8:03 pm #

      BTW, perhaps I’ll give you a hint after you answer GreenAlba’s request to debunk Dr. Chetty’s findings.


      • Redneck Liberal September 5, 2022 at 8:46 pm #

        Keep up.

        • GreenAlba September 6, 2022 at 9:03 am #

          The specific question for which we are awaiting an answer is why we have ‘vaccines’ at all for a disease for which a humble family physician and scientist from South Africa can achieve a 100% treatment success rate, with not one of his patients even developing long covid (because they were treated appropriately and timeously).

          Out of 7000 patients, which is rather more than Anthony Fauci, Chris Whitty, Patrick Vallance or Bill Gates has treated.

          After that you may turn your attention to the specific criminal charges that need to be applied to those who censored, hid, smeared and denigrated this obviously excellent treatment protocol, leading to hundreds of thousands, if not millions of deaths worldwide, which were erroneously attributed to covid, as well as the deaths, injuries and permanent disablement caused by a totally unnecessary and inapproprate ‘vaccine’.

          Please don’t make us wait so long for your second attempt at solving this riddle. The first attempt was already not worth the wait.

          • GreenAlba September 6, 2022 at 9:10 am #

            Obviously, there are other amazingly successful treastment protocols, e.g. McCullough, Zelenko and Fareed-Tyson. But since Dr Chetty achieved a full 100% success rate, let’s stick with him. Oh, and you can be sure that if any of his patients died or were injured, someone would have managed to find this out by now. Just in case you were planning to be thoroughly devious in your attempt to get out of answering the question(s).

          • MaryQueen September 6, 2022 at 2:25 pm #

            As expected… *crickets*.

  52. MaryQueen September 5, 2022 at 7:15 pm #

    Another excellent article, James, thank you.

    I find this line particularly poignant: “Not everybody will be violent or insane and the number of reality-based people with their emotional equipment intact will, oddly, grow in proportion as the others depart this plane of existence.”

    I will really try to cling to the belief this might in some way still be true… I do see good signs given the way I see Idahoans reach out to help anyone in need in our community, that always cheers me a bit. Let’s hope people like that are the majority.

    • Rhett Dawson September 5, 2022 at 7:45 pm #


      Says the hypocrite who just spewed:

      “Feck off, there’s your answer.


      It tolls for thee.

      • MaryQueen September 5, 2022 at 8:02 pm #

        I love livin’ rent free in so many incels’ noggins.

        • Rhett Dawson September 5, 2022 at 8:14 pm #

          Right. It’s not like you’ll ever move in with one of your kids. That can’t ever happen.

        • Redneck Liberal September 5, 2022 at 8:45 pm #

          Apparently, ‘incel’ is now applicable to anyone who calls you out, huh? I’m assuming that includes me, but that’s just yet one more example of how little you know about anything.

          • MaryQueen September 5, 2022 at 8:52 pm #

            No, just the ones who act like one.

        • Jarek September 6, 2022 at 11:57 am #

          Mary has all mystery, grace, and charm as a Japanese beetle eating a rose.

          • MaryQueen September 6, 2022 at 2:24 pm #

            I bet your waddling fat incel ass can be spotted a mile away.


      • MaryQueen September 5, 2022 at 8:04 pm #

        You’re the biggest hypocrite here.

        We All Know That.


        • Rhett Dawson September 5, 2022 at 8:18 pm #

          Actually, ad homs are so much more meaningful when true and backed with proof.

          Otherwise they are nothing more that verbal diarrhea from corrupt morons.

          We all know that.

          • MaryQueen September 5, 2022 at 8:52 pm #

            Already done it quite a few times, just reiterated what you told us.


          • Rhett Dawson September 5, 2022 at 11:54 pm #

            No. I warned of God’s wrath, you did not like the message and, therefore, shot the messenger.

            I am not a hypocrite and you have never once ever pointed out a single incident thereof.

            You are an old, dried-up, childless, Darwinian loser. That is true, We all know that.

          • MaryQueen September 6, 2022 at 2:23 pm #

            Nice projection.

            I’m still looking and feeling great. And I never destroyed my relationship with family members losing my job from drinking and gambling away their financial future.

            Kudos to me!

          • Redneck Liberal September 7, 2022 at 5:35 am #

            ’ I’m still looking and feeling great. And I never destroyed my relationship with family members losing my job from drinking and gambling away their financial future.

            Kudos to me!’

            See? As I said upthread…

            ’ I get it…you’re a fake, a ‘keyboard warrior’ and extremely careful about your ‘public image’.

        • workingclasshero September 5, 2022 at 11:41 pm #

          RL an MQ ought to hookup, get a room, and makeup.

          • Rhett Dawson September 5, 2022 at 11:55 pm #


            RL is far too classy for MQ. MQ is the worst.

          • MaryQueen September 6, 2022 at 2:25 pm #

            Maybe you & RL should.

    • Redneck Liberal September 5, 2022 at 8:42 pm #

      This quote has been cited twice already, but the amusing thing of it is that you guys all have it flipped.

      You seem to believe that by “not taking the clot shot”, you’ll be those left while those of us who don’t buy your fantasy will be frothing at the mouth and dying in the gutters.

      You simply cannot see your own insanity, best illustrated by the sobriquet “reality-based people”. Sorry, but you guys are not those based in reality. Like the need for toothpaste, even your best friends won’t tell you.

      • MaryQueen September 5, 2022 at 8:54 pm #

        LMAO. Even my jabbed friends see the writing on the wall now. they will refuse any more of them. And they tell me I was smart not to get any.

        • Redneck Liberal September 5, 2022 at 8:59 pm #

          You have JABBED ‘friends’? Not buying that…nor the ‘friends’ thing, either.

          • MaryQueen September 5, 2022 at 9:08 pm #

            I don’t care what you believe and never have. 🙂

          • Redneck Liberal September 5, 2022 at 9:40 pm #

            Mutual agreement? Who’d have suspected it?

          • Mike G September 6, 2022 at 1:21 am #

            Can you imagine being so propagandized that you still promote the Jab, says it all.

  53. tom clark September 5, 2022 at 8:58 pm #

    RL and MQ…yawn…this is getting boring. Go watchem’ get it on.

    Meanwhile Trump says long ago he could go out on 5th St. in downtown NYC, shoot someone, and never be arrested. So true! At least give the bastard credit for being right about something.

    I vomit every time I see those drone shots of Mar-a-whatever the fuck it is.. Enjoy your castle, Donny. You’re bulletproof.

    Now apparently we have a “grand master” overseeing his investigation. What a crock o’ shit.

    • Redneck Liberal September 5, 2022 at 9:04 pm #

      Yeah, Tom…I get it – the yawn. But drone shots of Mar-A-Lardo are even more boring and the talking heads on the youtube keep saying the same thing anyway (gotta fill the dead air!).

      I’m happy to wait to see what the DoJ does, and I expect it will be bold – an indictment for (choose and insert a provable crime from a huge list here) and cause a major ruction.

      There’ll be renting of garments & gnashing of teeth, but there won’t be an Army of Drumpf Drones marching in the streets.

      • Disaffected September 5, 2022 at 9:21 pm #

        “renting of garments”

        LOL! That’s funny. How much do you think they’ll go for? No doubt Trump will charge a lot. That’ll probably increase the teeth gnashing, don’t ya think?

        • Redneck Liberal September 5, 2022 at 9:38 pm #

          🙂 nice one.

        • Paula D September 6, 2022 at 1:38 pm #

          You will own nothing and be happy.

          • MaryQueen September 6, 2022 at 2:47 pm #


      • JohnAZ September 6, 2022 at 1:55 am #

        Dream on. Your predictions are cute but useless.

        The DOJ desperately wants the evidence he has sequestered at Mar a Lago to prepare for the expose of all the criminality of the DNC over the last five years.

        A huge question has not even been asked by anyone.

        Has Trump done anything wrong by taking the documents? Has he done anything different than Obama, Bush, Clinton or any other president setting up a library. Are there rules controlling a president leaving office?

        When Trump is exonerated of everything, again, you may enjoy him trying to destroy every liberal BS aim that exists and take down the WEF. That will be sweet.

      • GreenAlba September 6, 2022 at 9:20 am #

        I think you’ll find the present tense is ‘rend’ and the past tense ‘rent’ ergo rending of garments.

        It’s usually worth checking before committing linguistic silliness to ‘print’.

        • MaryQueen September 6, 2022 at 2:48 pm #

          He’s already using the Great Reset lingo. LOL

          • Redneck Liberal September 7, 2022 at 5:27 am #


        • Redneck Liberal September 7, 2022 at 5:27 am #

          Thanks, GA. I stand corrected.

    • Jarek September 6, 2022 at 12:01 pm #

      The Judge has granted Trump a “Special Master” to go thru the documents. An objective observer. This is a strong blow against the FBI. If they fight it, it make them look like they’re trying to hide something.

  54. BackRowHeckler September 5, 2022 at 9:04 pm #

    Mango, if you’re looking in …

    If you’re an Accordion aficionado check out the New England Accordion Connection & Museum out in Canaan, Ct. Some retired professor runs it …
    the museum is in an old train station from the 1870s, We wandered in not knowing what to expect — what a surprise, the walls lined with thousands of these beautiful instruments — accordions from all over, but some made locally, many made in NYC, but most from Italy, Austria and Germany. Finely crafted instruments, what pieces of industrial art they are. Some are quite valuable. The professor played a few tunes for us. What a hoot? I think he’s on Facebook and all that. Have a look.

    • Redneck Liberal September 5, 2022 at 9:07 pm #

      Cool BRH.

      I had a look at the website. It seems we have yet another vulnerable group to protect – The Accordion Community!

      • stelmosfire September 5, 2022 at 9:59 pm #

        Mama’s got a squeeze box
        She wears on her chest
        And when Daddy comes home
        He never gets no rest

        ‘Cause she’s playing all night
        And the music’s all right
        Mama’s got a squeeze box
        Daddy never sleeps at night

        Well the kids don’t eat
        And the dog can’t sleep
        There’s no escape from the music
        In the whole damn street

        ‘Cause she’s playing all night
        And the music’s all right
        Mama’s got a squeeze box
        Daddy never sleeps at night

        • Redneck Liberal September 5, 2022 at 10:08 pm #

          Thanks SF!

          Here’s the best video I’ve ever seen of that number:


          Can you spot a very young Bill Murray?

  55. MaryQueen September 5, 2022 at 9:07 pm #

    A very delightful review of der Hoch Schwabenklaus’ “The Great Reset” book. It appears to be just as puerile as one would expect:


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  56. tom clark September 5, 2022 at 9:13 pm #

    BRH…I see CT residents are rebelling against big subdivisions. Good for them.

    • Disaffected September 5, 2022 at 9:22 pm #

      I wonder what their bears have to say about that. Were they even consulted?

      • BackRowHeckler September 5, 2022 at 10:31 pm #

        DA part of the problem is the land the bears live on has been gobbled up by developers and the bears have nowhere to go. Peach & Apple orchards chopped down, ancient meadows paved over, Woodlands bulldozed — what’s a bear supposed to do? So they end up wandering into town, looking for something to eat. You can’t blame the bear.

        • Redneck Liberal September 5, 2022 at 11:29 pm #

          “They paved paradise…put up a parking lot.”

          • Night Owl September 6, 2022 at 3:43 am #

            And there you are in your coom pod, munching cricket snacks, and drinking Soylent.

            Childless, futureless.

          • malthuss September 6, 2022 at 9:45 am #

            Joni Mitchell drove a Volvo. Crashed on PCH.

          • Redneck Liberal September 7, 2022 at 5:25 am #

            …while you’re living in a bivouac in the Schwarzwald, eating roots ant nuts?

        • stelmosfire September 6, 2022 at 8:14 am #

          “DA part of the problem is the land the bears live on has been gobbled up by developers and the bears have nowhere to go.”

          That’s a common misconception. Actually the bears are back because the forest is back. Years ago you would never see a bear around here because there were none. Bears, turkeys, bobcat, fisher, even cougar. They’re all back and roaming the suburbs.From the “Landscape History of Central New England”

          “The peak of deforestation and agricultural activity across most of New England occurred from 1830 to 1880. Across much of New England, 60 to 80 percent of the land was cleared for pasture, tillage, orchards and buildings. Small remaining areas of woodland were subjected to frequent cuttings for lumber and fuel.”

          Walk anywhere in the forest around here and there are stone walls in the middle of no where. Evidence of cleared land.


          • Paula D September 6, 2022 at 1:40 pm #

            And they did all that destruction without chain saws.

          • stelmosfire September 6, 2022 at 5:35 pm #

            Yep, a real “World made by Hand” landscape. No time for wokeness in the 19th century. We even have moose back around here in western MA.

          • BackRowHeckler September 6, 2022 at 7:10 pm #

            Interesting Stelmo. Just the opposite from what I believed.

            That’s why I like this board.

  57. 100th Avatar September 5, 2022 at 10:04 pm #

    Meditations Aurelius:

    “Remember how often you have postponed minding your interest, and let slip those opportunities the gods have given you. It is now high time to consider what sort of world you are part of, and from what kind of governor of it you are descended; that you have a set period assigned you to act in, and unless you improve it to brighten and compose your thoughts, it will quickly run off with you, and be lost beyond recovery.”

    • roccofire September 6, 2022 at 6:03 pm #

      Memento mori I have that medallion in my book bag. Oh those wild Greeks, Romans and other middle eastern philosophers.

  58. mitchellc September 5, 2022 at 10:19 pm #

    Here’s a nice bed time fairy tale: imagine Trump making (secret) arrangements with a heavily weighted GOP house district to run as a last minute write in candidate?

    That is, GOP Rep with a lock bows out 24-48 hrs beforehand, instructing everyone to write in Trump. This would severely hamper DS, party and media operatives any ability to effectively mount a counter, allowing Trump to gain a House seat.

    Then – I know, a bit fantastic, but still … – Trump is elected speaker, and thus the games begin. Forget 100s of impeachment hearings, let’s talk about shutting down the fed.gov.

    And no, not stupid made-for-TV drama, but actual defunding of, shall we say certain departments and agencies?

    As I said, sweet dreams …

    • mitchellc September 5, 2022 at 10:27 pm #

      I should add that one can only begin to imagine the resources being spent on surveilling Trump & co 24/7. Maybe up there with the resources devoted to cracking german/Japanese codes?

      Surely they recognize Trump as speaker would be a death blow. They’d literally have to overtly overthrow the US govt to guarantee their existence.

    • JohnAZ September 6, 2022 at 1:46 am #

      Sweet dreams is right.

      The president has too many restrictions on him as Trump found out.

      The Speaker controls the tenor of the Congress.

      • Night Owl September 6, 2022 at 3:48 am #

        The Speaker’s power is derived from the fact that the jellyfish fall in line.

        When the system is corrupt, the power to push out those who would upend the system is a mechanism of self-regulation.

        Trump would accomplish nothing as speaker until some semblance of balance is restored. He would be much more effective as president with a hand-picked team.

        His major mistake last time was having faith in the system. Had he kept Flynn on board, I suspect many things would have turned out differently.

    • SoftStarLight September 6, 2022 at 1:57 am #

      You are the Devil lol. Oh wouldn’t that be friggin amazing. Does it really just have to be a dream? Shut down is great. I mean, yeah. A hellish televised inquisition would be like wow though. Especially for what they’ve done. You did it. Not me lol. Make it happen somehow. Or I can dream. Good night.

  59. malthuss September 5, 2022 at 10:41 pm #


    Twins aged eight killed along with sister, 18, in ‘violent incident’ that has ‘shocked’ Dublin
    A teenager and her twin brother and sister have died following a violent incident in Dublin. Officers were called to the property in the Rossfield estate in Tallaght at about 12.30am, and the three were taken to hospital by ambulance. Lisa Cash, 18, and her younger brother and sister, eight-year-old twins Christy and Chelsea Cawley were later pronounced dead after reaching Children’s Health Ireland (CHI) in Crumlin (Picture: PA) Watch the video here

    • BackRowHeckler September 5, 2022 at 10:53 pm #

      In Memphis, the body of kindergarten teacher and heiress Eliz Fletcher was found.

      • Jarek September 6, 2022 at 12:05 pm #

        Done in by a Black beast. How many more must die before we separate from this horrible race?

        • workingclasshero September 6, 2022 at 1:05 pm #

          The suspect won’t admit to murder, so the media is tiptoeing on eggshells and only mention kidnapping charges despite almost complete evidence of his guilt. If a White creep did this to a black female, he’d be up on murder charges and a media frenzy about White depravity and RACISM would be in full effect.

        • elysianfield September 6, 2022 at 2:13 pm #

          “Done in by a Black beast.”

          I have read several articles on this outrage, and have found no mention of the race of the perpetrator…

          His name is ‘Cleotha’…I bet there are lots of white guys named Cleotha….my middle name might even be Cleotha…

          One article mentions, however, that he just got out of prison two years ago for kidnapping a lawyer.

          I didn’t even know that was a crime.

          …I bet white girls bleed a lot….Cleotha know….

          • Lance Boyle September 6, 2022 at 5:57 pm #

            Here we go again …

            How often does it boil down to the age-old legalization of client/attorney kidnapping debate?

            Myself, I’m pro-attorney kidnapping but I do see both sides.

          • Sean Coleman September 7, 2022 at 5:18 pm #

            EL, LB
            Very droll!

  60. tom clark September 5, 2022 at 11:40 pm #

    Granddaughter flying to Dublin on Wed. for a study abroad semester…ouch.

    Been to Memphis…what the fuck was this woman doing out jogging at 4am? I’m stupid and obviously don’t “get it”. Ouch.

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    • SoftStarLight September 6, 2022 at 1:39 am #

      Where did you feel that you received license to say ouch not once but twice in really what can only be characterized in a most inappropriate of manners, tom clark? Ouch isn’t utilized often at all in the threads here. In fact, I only recently recall its use. But i’ll leave that.

      I’ve gone for walks at 4 am numerous times. Though admittedly not in Memphis. I think it is sad and shameful that one might fear doing so. But we do live with animals tom. Anyway. You just keep not getting it tom lol. I’ve been invited on a fire walk and this negativity is not going to get me down.

    • malthuss September 6, 2022 at 9:48 am #

      What was the name of the jogger in Iowa?

      Tibbetts, a 20-year-old rising sophomore at the University of Iowa,

      • SoftStarLight September 6, 2022 at 11:57 am #


        • Jarek September 6, 2022 at 12:06 pm #

          Mollie “I can’t stand White people” Tibbets.

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

            Oh I didn’t know that. Was she a wokie? I seem to recall that her dad was concerned about racism resulting from the fact that her killer was an illegal immigrant. I guess if that is the case it isn’t much of a stretch for her to have been “anti-racist”.

          • Jarek September 6, 2022 at 12:43 pm #

            Yeah, we all felt terrible for her but then tweets like this came out and our sympathy evaporated. But of course she came from this terrible family and of course adopted their corrupt beliefs. She was really too young to have any beliefs of her own.

            The farmer who had hired him admitted that the killer’s papers weren’t in order. Did anyone ever look into the papers of the rest of his workers?

            Cascading layers of error, one stacked upon another. A Jenga Tower of folly and evil that must and will fall, the sooner the better.

          • SoftStarLight September 6, 2022 at 4:22 pm #

            I’m happy that their Jenga Tower is going to fall but a little scared of being too close to the demolition. Remember how you were talking about going sailing 🙂

    • Paula D September 6, 2022 at 1:50 pm #

      She was asking for it, right, Tom?
      Imagine getting up before her kids and jogging. Wanton behavior on her part.
      She deserved it, right, Tom?

      • Jarek September 6, 2022 at 10:15 pm #

        Paula – who refuses to talk about minority crime – goes full retard.

    • Jarek September 6, 2022 at 10:14 pm #

      Amren is talking about this. Memphis is very dangerous. Maybe she lived in a White neighborhood – but the melanated don’t always keep to their own places.

      You seem to understand this. Women often have a hard time with this one, accusing men of victim blaming when they are just trying to keep women safe. She was unwise I’m afraid.

  61. Bob Polecat September 6, 2022 at 12:04 am #

    With my home province of Saskatchewan (briefly) in the American news, I can’t help but think:

    What if this was the start of the Zombie Apocalypse? What if the vaxx is damaging brains to the point of zombie bloodlust? What if this sick rampage (11 dead, 15 injured, 13 crime scenes) is our “new normal”?

    • Soul Forensics September 6, 2022 at 12:53 am #

      Or it could be something more mundane, but even more terrifying. To quote Gerald Celente: “when people have nothing left to lose, they lose it”.

      Expect suicides, school shootings, random acts of street violence, targeted murder of doctors and pharmacists, and shoot-’em-ups in public service buildings to spike.

    • SoftStarLight September 6, 2022 at 1:20 am #

      I’ve thought about that alot too. The jabbed become zombies, or even worse ragers or monstrous malformed mutants. But even if something more mundane like a widespread prion disease is the reality it will still make for many chaotic, dangerous incidences.

      • malthuss September 6, 2022 at 1:33 pm #

        mollies parents are lefties.

        • SoftStarLight September 6, 2022 at 4:24 pm #

          She never had a chance huh. It’s really a sad story all the way around.

    • stelmosfire September 6, 2022 at 8:47 am #

      Canada and their draconian gun laws. How’s that workin’ out? Guns? “We doan need no steekin’ guns.” The blade is much more up close and personal. Takes a special kind of whack job to go on a slashing spree.Especially a tag team. Same with Japan. No guns, we’ll just use gasoline. Guns are not the problem. It is our extremely sick society and I fear it’s gonna get a lot worse.

    • Redneck Liberal September 7, 2022 at 5:23 am #

      Oh! No doubt Night Howler Monkey will be piping up with his ‘predictive programming’ trope shortly.

  62. Mike G September 6, 2022 at 1:11 am #

    Norm MacDonald was right, Germany!

    • Night Owl September 6, 2022 at 3:49 am #

      He predicted that WEF YGLs would be installed in a fraudulent election?

      I don’t recall this.

  63. JohnAZ September 6, 2022 at 1:43 am #

    Just watched a Newsmax production on the life of Sam Giancana,

    I am more convinced than ever that the Mob is the basis of our government and maybe the globalist part too.

    The takeover of the US government started as a power “fusion” between the CIA and the Mob in Chicago to overthrow the Cuban Fidel Castro as his takeover of the Mob infested Havana embarrassed both the mob and the CIA. Both were unable to get to Castro.

    In the meantime, a truce between Joseph Kennedy and the Chicago mob was broken when Bobby Kennedy started investigations of Giancana and others in Chicago. The current theory is that elements of the government enlisted the Mob to off JFK. Oswald was the patsy for two other Mob assassins, one of which fired the killing shot. When Oswald realized he was the patsy, he started to talk. Ruby, a gofer for Giancana, dying of cancer, ended that.

    Other names involved in the Kennedy Giancana rift.

    Marilyn Monroe

    Frank Sinatra

    Bobby Kennedy

    According to the documentary, the government was a very corrupt organization.

    It pales in comparison to what is happening today.