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     The ordeal of the holidays, and the void of action that attends it, is over. Now, history resumes its awesome out-spooling. Will it be tyranny, collapse, war, civil war, renewal? Probably some wicked combo of all that. The players are taking the field again. The great engine of the game comes back to life with a cough and a rumble.

      Did you notice that “Joe Biden” ceremonially kicked off his “reelection campaign” with that speech at Valley Forge, blaring the “insurrection” klaxon? Is it not astounding that half the people in our country have no idea that the joke is on them? “Joe Biden” is marking time in the oval office until the moment he must use his unique legal prerogative to pardon himself and all the members of his family for their roles in the influence-peddling racket he fronted as veep. . . and then he’ll gallantly step aside.

     The optimum play would be to hold off on that until just before the Democratic Party’s convention, where a claque of super-delegates can pick somebody else in a back room filled with estrogen vapors. It kind of depends on whether a faction of corruption-resistant Republicans will ante up for that impeachment inquiry we keep hearing about. Despite the obvious bullshit on CNN about “no evidence,” there is actually a garbage barge of evidence steaming up the Potomac to prove that “Joe Biden” sold out his country. It simply needs to be laid out with brutal decorum in the proper setting.

      The catch is that a House committee can report out a bill of impeachment — as we’ve seen before — but a trial in a Democrat-majority Senate would probably fail to bring a conviction. The additional catch is that even so, the whole country will have watched the sordid spectacle and seen enough proof of malfeasance to foul the waters for the Party of Chaos in the November election, no matter who heads the ticket.

      It must also be obvious that the party is running out of lawfare tricks for shackling Mr. Trump. Jack Smith’s J-6 case is a dog’s breakfast of erroneous supposition, misprision, and persecutorial misconduct, soon to be wrecked by the Supreme Court; the Mar-a-Lago raid case is a patent fraud; the Fulton County, GA, RICO case is a Fani Willis masturbation fantasy, and the two New York raps under DA Alvin Bragg and AG Letitia James will be laughed out of appeals courts. Anyway, Mr. Trump seems to thrive on the noxious vapors thrown off by these rancid actions. If all these genius moves fail, how else can they stop the Golden Golem of Greatness. . . and his promise of keen retribution for the serial hoaxes run on him and all the fiendish trips laid on the nation since 2016?

     They can try to kill him. Can you put it past our “intel community”? It is exactly that nucleus of the DC blob that has the most to fear from a second Trump term. Dozens of them will be charged with sedition and even treason, a hanging crime. And if they succeed in whacking Mr. Trump, that would only leave a huge opening for Bobby Kennedy, who has an even bigger axe to grind against the agency that rubbed-out his father and his uncle.

     We held a meet-up here this weekend in my little upstate New York town to make plans for the petition drive in April-May to get RFKJr on the New York ballot. I told the group that much as I would relish seeing Donald Trump mop up the floor with the people who perverted the rule of law and just about spatchcocked our country, I believe Bobby Kennedy would be a better choice to lead us through the dark defile of history that circumstance has jammed us in. He is just as determined to expunge the horrific blob corruption, but without Mr. Trump’s exasperating artifice and grandiosity. If anything, RFKJr appears unpretentiously authentic, respectful, resolute, and reverent about history’s tragic arc. You can imagine him persuading that deranged half of the country that the blob is not on their side, either.

     So far, this scenario has left out several of the other dispiriting plays that could get our country into even deeper trouble than mere domestic politics offer. The “Joe Biden” regime, its NeoCon fellow travelers, and its mysterious globalist taskmasters, appear avid to start a big war, most likely by going after Iran — only to suck in Russia, Turkey, and a host of miscellaneous Islamic maniacs against us, and not in a way that radiates a great outcome.

     The invasion of stateless mutts across the Mexican border looks like an accessory to that play, since it includes countless thousands of potential saboteurs who can wreak havoc in the homeland while our obsolete aircraft carrier groups get blown up in the Mediterranean. Even registered Democrats might finally notice that the open border is a problem.

    And, black swans aside — because they are aside and unknowable by definition — there’s the excellent prospect of a financial fiasco in the works that would wipe the smiles off the smug faces of all the remaining elite Wokesters, blob handmaidens, and news media myrmidons who depend on Wall Street to pay their mortgages. The national debt is zooming at a trillion dollars every month or so now. You know that can’t go on, don’t you? If all else fails in this era of mass formation mind-fuckery, the disappearance of a whole lot of money might finally get people’s attention.


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520 Responses to “Let the Games Begin”

  1. Ron Anselmo January 8, 2024 at 9:39 am #

    Morning Jim – excellent as always. Thanks as always. Your commentary is invaluable.

    Just my opinion, but if DJT were to get offed, I think the house gets burned down, not leaving any election for RFK, Jr. to run in.

    • tuco22 January 8, 2024 at 9:47 am #

      if DJT gets offed, there goes the 2nd amendment. I think that’s what they’re waiting for, is the assassination of some politician.

      • Ron Anselmo January 8, 2024 at 9:58 am #

        Tuco – you may be right; I just see a hit on DJT as beyond incendiary domestically – even world reaction would be abrasive – a lesser politician maybe.

      • Blackbird January 8, 2024 at 10:57 am #

        That is one of my pet theories. I think the Ho is the most likely to play the role of the sacrificed politician. That clears the way for the appointment of the Hildebeast – as I’ve been predicting for a long time now.

        Hard to pin the assassination of Trump on “Russia-loving white nationalists” – but then again, at least ~40% of the public will gobble down whatever vomit is dished out before them, and then ask for more.

        • Ron Anselmo January 8, 2024 at 2:06 pm #

          Bird – just as one asks, if a tree fell in the woods, and no one was around to hear it, would the falling tree make a sound?

          If ‘Ho Harris was assassinated, would anyone notice?

          • Blackbird January 8, 2024 at 2:32 pm #

            “…would anyone notice?”

            No, but then again, nobody needs to understand what they are celebrating when it’s time to burn, loot, and murder.

          • Ron Anselmo January 8, 2024 at 4:00 pm #

            Excellent point, Bird, and true.

            Three weeks in:

            “Hey man, why we burnin’ this shit down?”

            “I don’t know.”

            “Me neither.”

            Excellent point.

          • Paula D January 8, 2024 at 9:42 pm #

            If the Mighty Wurlitzer pulled out the stops, then people would notice.

            Otherwise…not so much.

          • Paula D January 9, 2024 at 7:43 pm #

            Case in point: Lloyd Austin.

            Who knew he was missing, until the Mighty Wurlitzer told us?

    • Beryl of Oyl January 8, 2024 at 10:18 am #

      A quote from Jesse Kelly:

      “I wonder how many Americans realize that the LIKELY truth is the government planned and coordinated January 6th to use it as a Reichstag Fire excuse to send the American Cheka after their domestic political opponents.

      Just digest what that means…”

      I dare RFK Jr. to go on Jesse Kelly’s show. I double-dog dare him (what does that even mean?).

      So far Bobby has only mentioned January 6 in passing, a reference to the tapes and how he will have the same level of transparency in his administration.

      That was pretty good, I have to hand it to him. Talking about transparency at the same time burying the real story of what those tapes show.

      I have talked to many, many Trump supporters who would have shown up in DC for RFK’s big speech centering on the vaxx scam.

      They were deterred by the realization that they would possibly be walking into a trap.

      Does RFK get that? People didn’t attend his speech because they were afraid of their government, WITH GOOD REASON.

      • tuco22 January 8, 2024 at 10:21 am #

        I think a large chunk of our population has come to realize that blather about “our democracy” aside, we do not have a constitutional republic anymore but rather a neo-Marxist oligarchy.

        • Cankerpuss January 8, 2024 at 10:45 am #

          A large chunk, yes, Tuco, but not large enough to warrant any action to change. Most people are too busy working 3 jobs so they can pay their taxes, doing drugs, drinking alcohol, downloading porn, getting tattoos, coloring their hair blue or obsessing over the NFL playoffs to notice or care.

          Or they woke up one morning and realized that they are nothing more than a slave to a system they had no say in instituting. A slave to a system foisted upon them by their unknowing patriotic parents. A system they would love to be rid of but don’t know what to do about it or how to get out of it. Yep, this second paragraph is an apt description of myself. I’ve known for 3 decades this Country is not what we were taught to be believe it was and that I am a slave to a few elites who control everything. It’s a pretty hollow feeling when one finally figures it out.

          • Beryl of Oyl January 8, 2024 at 10:56 am #

            I’m hearing more and more about younger Americans who are in deep trouble, hoping it does not get any worse.

            They are skating on the edge of being unable to afford their rent or mortgage, car payment plus insurance and fuel, and food.

            Oh I left off the horrible amounts of money they must pay for “health insurance” which is a ridiculous idea in itself, as if you can insure your health.

          • JohnAZ January 8, 2024 at 11:02 am #

            Beryl

            You are right, the next generation is already having problems with health care costs. As they move into their fifties, they will face higher and higher costs, not good.

          • Blackbird January 8, 2024 at 11:43 am #

            Beryl, I know some of those people. They’re not just young. I know people in their ’40’s and ’50’s who are living with their parents because they can’t afford to pay rent.

            They are the “gimmes” that some like to rant about as the cause of our economic distress. Almost all of those that I know work – when they can find it – and work hard, at back-breaking jobs with no benefits.

            They drive with expired plates and no insurance. Some live in their cars. Some heat their hovels with “unapproved” wood stoves that belch out dangerous levels of carbon monoxide.

            Well, better that they die and decrease the surplus population. It’s no wonder that overdoses are up – way up. It’s much easier than putting a bullet in your head – but that’s getting more popular too.

            If only they had the good fortune to enter the country illegally.

          • Beryl of Oyl January 8, 2024 at 12:21 pm #

            Blackbird, when I say younger what I mean is not seniors like myself. At my age everybody starts to look like kids to me.

            I’d say the people you mention are getting it the worst, the ones just starting out don’t yet have the houses and cars and the kind of jobs they need to hang on to it all.

            Their lives are grim, make no mistake about that, but they are experiencing a different kind of hardship than feeling the squeeze of trying to hang on to what little you’ve accrued.

          • tuco22 January 8, 2024 at 1:20 pm #

            I think that’s one reason why God warned us not to put our trust in other men.

          • FGB3 January 8, 2024 at 2:07 pm #

            “Blackbird, when I say younger what I mean is not seniors like myself. At my age everybody starts to look like kids to me”.

            Ditto! Beryl!

          • Blackbird January 8, 2024 at 6:33 pm #

            “Age is a state of mind.”

            I know – that’s what old guys always say to young girls. But when I say it – not to young girls, but just in general – it’s at least kinda true. I think…

            On a recent job, there was this guy I called “the Old Guy”. Turns out he was only 40 – young enough to be my son. But damned if he – or even the punks half his age – could keep up with me, physically, mentally or emotionally.

            I’m nothing special – sometimes I think I should throw myself in the recycling bin – but I just don’t feel or act (physically that is) as old as I am. In the coming years – if I survive 2024 – I’m sure old age will come up and smack me down – and I’ll be surprised. That’s ok. I don’t want to die “an old man”.

        • JohnAZ January 8, 2024 at 10:59 am #

          Hmmm

          Is a neo-Marxist oligarchy equal to feudalism?

          How to create feudalism, remove the middle class.

          Voila!!!

          • LagingRunatic January 8, 2024 at 11:22 am #

            Own nothing.
            Be happy.
            Or else.

          • Jarek January 8, 2024 at 12:45 pm #

            Capital centralizes. The Law of the Fish, big eating little. You’re all about winners and losers, right? Competition? How far do you want to let it go? Capitalists NEVER talk about limits, do they?

            So Marxists get to decide. Or those who fund them, ding, ding, ding.

            Was watching Tucker. He vehemently denied being a populist. Good. Said Hierarchy is natural and inevitable. True. So what is the process for deciding who is to be at the top, Tucker? This process? That’s a huge fail. The skill set for clawing one’s way to the top is the exact opposite of what is needed to rule well.

          • tuco22 January 8, 2024 at 1:17 pm #

            Beryl, health insurance is simply a guarantee of payment to the medical profession. And you’re right about their financial prospects. That’s why there has to be a war, and why there has to be a draft.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle January 9, 2024 at 11:41 am #

            “Said Hierarchy is natural and inevitable. True.” ~ Jarek

            Nuance, such as when speaking about topics like hierarchy, is also natural and inevitable, to some people at least.

            Strip that nuance away and what do you have? Well, sometimes a recipe for distortion and deceit.

        • loosethedogs January 8, 2024 at 1:16 pm #

          tuco: It depends, if DJT were to pass from “natural causes” they would have an awesome funeral show for his leaderless supporters then move along with the takedown – case closed just like Epstein. For right now though the DJT persecution “production” is serving SOMEONEs agenda without the potential blowback from an outright assassination.

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder January 8, 2024 at 2:10 pm #

            If he keeled over “naturally” from a heart attack while walking up the podium at a rally, do you think any of his supporters (or even the majority of his detractors) would really believe it was “natural causes”?

          • Paula D January 10, 2024 at 12:00 pm #

            Isn’t it odd, Mr. Mango, that although many chant the mantra that “lone nuts” killed JFK, RFK and MLK, and that there have been no other suspicious deaths, it is also VERY widely believed, in America, that anyone who steps out of line will be killed.

            There is the propaganda you have to chant to fit in, and then there is that knowledge you have deep in your heart.

            Yes, if DJT dropped dead in public, and there was no gun involved, I would still think they did it.

      • Hardrock January 8, 2024 at 11:54 am #

        BoO…..the very fact that you posted this theory is a terrifying indictment of our present situation. I think we need to do all we can to restore some semblance of trust in all our institutions or the coming CIVIL WAR movie (release April 2024) is going to be our future.

        Why are not BOTH sides of the aisle trying to calm things and doing all they can to ensure trust that the election will be valid?

        My personal feeling is that neither side will believe the outcome unless we go back to a one-day election with no mail-ins.

        We are on the banks of the Rubicon…..careful!

        • Rowdypiglet January 9, 2024 at 11:12 am #

          @Hardrock, One-day election, paper only, no mail-ins, strict ID requirements, complete transparency (no vote counting in secret at midnight, no trucks pulling up in the middle of the night, etc.) This is a good litmus test, in that anyone who is opposed to this method of conducting an election is all but announcing their intention to cheat.

          • Rowdypiglet January 9, 2024 at 11:14 am #

            . . . which is to say that honest people would accept the results of any election held to these standards. So where do you think most of the dishonesty emanates from? I think the Dems easily win that contest.

    • hortonz January 9, 2024 at 12:31 pm #

      The Blob doesn’t understand the difference between mob rule and democracy. Nowhere is that more evident than in Canada’s largest city where ultra-Woke mayor Olivia Chow called this display of intimidation and harassment “democracy.” The friendly cops in Toronto have even been providing free coffee and donuts to pro-Hamas protesters occupying a highway overpass that leads into Canada’s largest Jewish neighborhood. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9w2Jvjplju0

    • Wizard of the Saddle January 9, 2024 at 12:51 pm #

      Absolutely right. If the Deep State Demo/RINO BLOB rubs out Trump it will be GAME ON for CW2 and the cretins will find themselves swinging from lamp posts from sea to shining sea.

      They’d best stick to simple ballot fraud and leave the CIA “wet work” on the shelf.

  2. badberries January 8, 2024 at 9:40 am #

    “Back room filled with estrogen vapors” lol. Well put Mr. Kunstler.
    The question now stands as to who will be playing second fiddle? Perhaps Hausfrau (ahem, Admiral) Levine can take a short leave to try her hand at really fucking-up our country? (we should be so lucky…)

    • BackRowHeckler January 8, 2024 at 10:28 am #

      Admiral Levine (Stunning & Brave) is already slated for the President of Harvard job. He can’t do both.

    • Cankerpuss January 8, 2024 at 10:42 am #

      Yep, it doesn’t take much research to know that many of those Democrat kooks that run the blob are in fact of the female persuasion.

      Sorry Beryl, but even you have to admit that women, by and large, have lost their minds in this hyper-feminized world.

      Mr. Kunstler always has a way with words, doesn’t he?

      • LagingRunatic January 8, 2024 at 11:24 am #

        Toxic femininity, the all-consuming mother, smothering her children for their own protection.

        • Anthea January 11, 2024 at 2:30 am #

          @ LagingRunatic:

          Do you know any such women? All the mothers I know are too busy working long hours at their two jobs to have time to “smother” or over-protect their kids. Another (presumably male) fantasy.

      • Beryl of Oyl January 8, 2024 at 11:28 am #

        Joe Biden is not a woman. Which women in charge of anything have “lost their minds”?

        • loosethedogs January 8, 2024 at 1:19 pm #

          Beryl: Who is actually “in charge” ? It aint FJB…

          • tuco22 January 10, 2024 at 2:25 pm #

            Those apparatchiks that make up the oligarchy are in charge. They simply present legislation to Biden that’s already been drawn up by someone else, probably Obama, and he just signs whatever they tell him to sign. He probably gets a synopsis of what it’s all about, but he doesn’t really know. And he doesn’t really care, either, because he’s never going to have to live with the consequences of his legislation.

          • Anthea January 11, 2024 at 2:33 am #

            @ loosethedogs:

            None of the public faces of power, whether male or female, are really “in charge.” We can do no more than guess who is really in charge.

        • Rowdypiglet January 9, 2024 at 11:32 am #

          Beryl, I think we could all name women who are in charge of something (starting with local school boards) who have lost their minds. But that’s not really the point. Malignant people (men, if you like) such as the Pritzker family, can use their influence and money to kick start a trend or a fad, as they did with the trans movement.

          But it could have gone nowhere, and WOULD have, had it not been for the foot soldiers – mostly women – who didn’t have to drag their kids off for gender reassignment surgery, but they did. Worse, they fought tooth and nail for the right to mutilate their children.

          With nothing whatsoever to compel them except their own inner derangement – no potential punishment, no loss of job, no social consequences – they participated wholeheartedly and in large numbers. Of course, there were women of sense who refused and who saw it for what it was, but they have had to fight not men but, for the most part, other women. It’s not that the men aren’t in on it, as I pointed out in the case of the Pritzker family, it’s that they couldn’t do any of it without the help of women.

          What happens when you open a gender clinic and no one comes? Well, we already know this fad would just have petered out, but instead it became an industry – largely due to women. I’ll repeat: they can open all the gender clinics they want, but they can’t make you take your child there. We have to stop being afraid to call out the mean girls, as if we were in high school. Why should we give them a pass, when the entire situation wouldn’t exist without their help every step of the way?

          • Anthea January 11, 2024 at 2:51 am #

            @ Rowdypiglet:

            I don’t know if you can say that the gender-reassignment mania is mostly due to women. This is something that is backed by the full weight of the medical/pharmaceutical establishment–not to mention the media and often the judicial system. I don’t think we have a tally as to whether the people pushing this agenda are mostly male or mostly female.

            To me–and I may be mistaken, since I live a rusticated life in a rural area–it seems that the number of people who go in for gender-reassignment procedures for their kids is vanishingly small to begin with. It does appear that they are mostly or entirely female, but I don’t see how there can be very many of them. And are their doctors–the ones who threatened that their child would commit suicide without “gender-affirming care”–men or women?

        • Anthea January 11, 2024 at 2:43 am #

          Looks to me like pretty much everyone in a presumed position of some kind of power has lost their minds. Probably most of these place-holders are men; e.g., most of the US Congress is male, and they’re pretty much all half-crazy. And they’re all just reading a script, anyway. Except for Hunter Biden, who appears to be acting solely in his own interests. (Paying the vig counts as acting in your own interests.) There’s also Sam Bankman-Fried, who, despite having a screw loose, was (or so he thought) acting on his own behalf and in his own interests–while distributing the vig with a liberal hand, all over the place.

          Of course, many of these people (mostly male) are not so much crazy as they are retarded.

      • lflawse January 8, 2024 at 7:05 pm #

        I learn a new word every week. This week is misprision.

        • badberries January 11, 2024 at 11:15 am #

          iflawse, you sound guilty to me, prepare to die.

    • socialisthater January 8, 2024 at 11:57 am #

      Not just “any” women–leftist women. They are the most toxic kind of woman–a woman who believes that it is her “right” to murder any offspring that she doesn’t want before they are even born. Almost no other female of any species in the animal kingdom will kill her own offspring to make life easier for herself. Are leftist human females really “evolving” into the most toxic members of their species on Earth? And the least sensible? If so, they have just proved that every person who said that women–specifically leftist women–are not worthy of being treated as equals of men was correct.

      • Jarek January 8, 2024 at 12:49 pm #

        And traditional women know they are not the equals of men. Their grace is in not trying to be.

        • Beryl of Oyl January 8, 2024 at 1:20 pm #

          Jarek there is a battleground on X concerning ‘trad’ men and ‘trad’ women, “red-pilled” men, etc. and it is the men like you who aren’t coming off so great.

          Even ‘trad’ men today recognize the God-given right of women to participate in civic life on an equal basis with men.

          For some reason people want to make equality about who can lift heavier weights.

          If we go by that standard you aren’t equal to Arnold Schwarzenegger.

          Equal does not necessarily mean identical, silly.

          • Jarek January 8, 2024 at 2:01 pm #

            No trad men by definition reject women voting. It’s conservatives (who conserve nothing) who believe in such fairy tales.

            Minds differ too, Ber. And men are stronger here as well – on average.

            The best women know this and are against the franchise for women. The best women are always against the mass of women clustered under the steeple of the Bell Curve.

            Actually though, the average female IQ is about the same as the average male IQ. There are more male geniuses and more male idiots. Women only see the idiots of course, not being able to recognize genius until the man is recognized by society. The female failing is not IQ per se, but an X factor of wisdom, the lower octave of which being commonsense. They just don’t have it in this regard, though they often have it in their personal lives.

          • Beryl of Oyl January 8, 2024 at 2:24 pm #

            Re: women voting. We won. We aren’t going back.

            The women arguing against women voting are arguing against women having a say, so they should shut up to support their own nuttery.

            I am telling you, Jared, the trads are with the women.

            Men who are anti-women are latent homosexuals.

          • Jarek January 8, 2024 at 4:34 pm #

            In other words, all men throughout history were latent homosexuals. You are ridiculous and thus prove my point. You can’t debate, because over-wrought. Thus you can’t/won’t weigh evidence on any issue that you care deeply about. That’s why you are on the wrong side of the Gaza issue.

          • Rowdypiglet January 9, 2024 at 12:06 pm #

            My personal observation, a non-scientific one, is that women more frequently vote in a thoughtless, emotional way. Whether or not that’s true, I think we have all seen the results of a vast number of votes cast by people who are both profoundly ignorant and unable to think and to extrapolate. I’d be satisfied if we had to meet some standard in order to be able to vote, even if it were only a basic knowledge of civics and historical events – which would likely eliminate most people, regardless of sex.

          • Jarek January 9, 2024 at 12:59 pm #

            Many women would study and pass the test and then vote their feelz. They don’t care about reality. Feelz is their reality.

      • Anthea January 11, 2024 at 3:04 am #

        @ socialisthater:

        Actually, there are quite a few animals who will kill their offspring in certain situations–I think usually in cases where they face the threat of starvation.

        I do not mention this because I approve of abortion, of course. I also don’t know any leftist women, except for some old ladies at the local book club, which I haven’t attended since before covid. And their husbands–who sometimes turned up at such functions–we equally leftist. This was because both the husbands and the wives were retired federal employees. I think I (kinda/sorta) know one other leftist man in real life. I used to “know” quite a few on Facebook, till I unfriended them. There was that one guy who was in my high school graduating class who was barking mad with the leftist hydrophobia, but all the womenfolk unfriended him. My brother also suffers from the same ailment, and I used to get apologetic Facebook messages from my female friends about how they hoped I didn’t mind that they’d unfriended him.

        The leftist men are just as bad and–it appears to me–just as numerous.

        • badberries January 11, 2024 at 11:23 am #

          Anthea, I have read anecdotal reports of aborigines in the South Pacific inducing labor and the death of the fetus when starvation (or other “natural” causes of impending death for the clan) made another mouth to feed impossible.
          It isn’t just a “Western” thing.

          • Rowdypiglet January 11, 2024 at 12:09 pm #

            @badberries, The example you gave is not comparable, since the abortion is done as the result of desperate circumstances that can’t be resolted.

            I think that abortion for whim or convenience is pretty much a Western thing. I’ll stand corrected if this isn’t so.

          • Paula D January 11, 2024 at 7:24 pm #

            I remember reading about a tribe in Africa where women go into the bush to deliver.

            They might come back with a baby, they might not.

            No one asks any questions.

            Maybe the idea that total strangers can judge a woman’s ability to care for another baby is a western thing.
            It certainly is common here.

        • Rowdypiglet January 11, 2024 at 12:17 pm #

          @Anthea, I agree they’re just as bad in their own way. The point I keep trying to make, and probably not expressing very well, is that leftist men manifest their leftism in different ways from women. We’d make more progress, I think, if we (sane non-leftists, both men and women) recognized those ways and addressed them.

          You often see leftist men, in positions of power, preparing the groundwork for one of their schemes – as the Pritzker family set up the first gender clinics, monetized them, determined how they would operate and, most importantly, how to sell them and to whom. The method and the way they went about it was logical, and they seem to have determined ahead of time that they would make use of women’s emotionalism – especially the emotionalism of borderline mentally ill women – to sell it to them under the guise of “protecting” children. They hit the jackpot with this one, in that they could both pretend that children were threatened, and also give certain kinds of women an excuse to act up in public and an outlet for their narcissism.

          Every bit of their propaganda has been aimed at women; the emotionalism being appealed to is unattractive to most men and was never intended to attract them. They correctly realized they could accomplish this particular goal without the help of men, which is why you all but never see an actual man bloviating about the bravery of the mutilated child he’s dragged off for surgery. It’s almost always women, as it was meant to be. They could never have gotten the support from men unless they had something more practical to offer them – such as money, which explains the participation of men in government jobs.

          The point is that men could have created the transgender mania by precisely the means I’ve noted above, openly selling it to women (which they’ve successfully done) without any harm done except the loss of a lot of money – IF women had made it clear from the outset that child mutilation was absolutely out of the question, a line that would never be crossed.

          It’s unfortunate that the Pritzker family, and others, judged women correctly and anticipated that a sufficient number would support this to make an industry of it. They were also aware that those who supported it, even if their numbers weren’t huge, would be loud and aggressive in doing so and would render more sane women reluctant to engage them. We can see this in how few adult, professional women athletes have refused to compete against men disguised as women. If allowed to continue as it is, these women will effectively have no careers and will have trained for nothing. They have nothing to lose and everything to gain by simply refusing – and yet only a few do so. Those who go along with it and congratulate the “winners” do so for entirely emotional reasons.

          I see this as a women’s issue, regardless of whether or not it was dreamt up and created by men. It’s been mostly implemented by women, and women are the ones who can put an end to it. But first we have to stop being afraid of other women and what they’ll say to and about us. And feminists must forget, or at least put aside, their belief that they have to somehow stand in solidarity with other women when they actually don’t agree with them.

  3. GreenAlba January 8, 2024 at 9:56 am #

    Talking of ‘the disappearance of a lot of money’, there’s an excellent interview with Greg Hunter (USA Watchdog) and Catherine Austin-Fitts on the ‘pushback to tyranny and control in 2024’, highlighted in The Exposé UK.

    expose-news.com/2024/01/07/2023-was-the-year-the-people-pushed-back/

    The Offguardian article that the Kit Knightly quote is from is also excellent.

    off-guardian.org/2024/01/05/the-perfidious-unreality-of-the-new-normal/

  4. Merrymaker January 8, 2024 at 10:01 am #

    Great commentary especially the stinking barge floating down the Potomac. Lol! Although I must disagree on another Democrat at the helm. We don’t need the group with the premise that the government is there to take of all our needs,womb to the tomb solutions for life. Get the government out of our lives and let us find out our own solutions to daily life. Not to mention getting their grubby hands out of our pockets. Let the markets provide what the people want to pay for not the government being a nanny/daddy/mommy for the people. That’s not Uncle Sam’s job. I do hope Trump survives and can meet out the justice this group of traitors deserve. It could be pay per view to see the hangings on the steps of the Supreme Court House. That would wipe out the national debt in no time!

    • draupnir January 8, 2024 at 10:22 am #

      No Democrat will get my vote. Kennedy is quite liberal in most of his opinions. If Trump is taken out, I agree with Ron Anselmo. However, it won’t save them from justice. If they fall into the hands of the mob, they’ll be more likely to hang from lamposts (if they’re lucky) rather than enjoy due process.

      • BackRowHeckler January 8, 2024 at 10:26 am #

        Draup, Kennedy isn’t running as a Democrat. Establishment Dems hate RFK, jr. And don’t forget Trump was once a Democrat, too.

        • JohnAZ January 8, 2024 at 10:48 am #

          Okay, what is the difference between RFK, Jr. and Trump?

          Is RFK, Jr. dedicated to the destruction of the Deep State uniparty?

          That is my no. 1 question.

          Being against the Vaxx and the pharma boys is only one of a hundred issues.

          Abortion?
          Russia, no, BRICS++, what to do?
          WEF relations?
          The border?
          City corruption and crime?
          Californication and the destruction of the West?
          Removing the Leftist bias of the judiciary?
          The water situation in the SW?
          The energy questions, the realization that renewables will never replace oil, gas and coal? Here is where Manchin may come back into play.
          Movement of federal departments to other locales to stop the centralization in DC? A Trump idea.
          A trustable election system that can be watched by independent unbiased monitor systems?
          A legitimate environmental monitoring system to watch for the reality of climate change OR NOT? Make the issue real OR NOT.
          What to do to actually regulate the medical, pharma, DC corruption going on, the Vaxx is just part of it. How about starting real investigation on what the mRNA industry has done to us?

          There are thirteen as a start. Trump has a track record on most of these, what areRFK, Jr’s ideas? It is his job to answer these questions.So far, from what I have heard, which is not much, he trends Left, not a good sign.

          • JohnAZ January 8, 2024 at 10:50 am #

            Yeah, as a developer in New York City, competing against the Mob there, he was a Democrat. Back in the days of Playboy Trump. No longer.

        • draupnir January 8, 2024 at 10:50 am #

          Please–he’s running as a 3rd party candidate because the dems won’t have him. The Democratic Party is his natural home.

          • JohnAZ January 8, 2024 at 10:50 am #

            YES!

        • Jarek January 8, 2024 at 12:51 pm #

          Does he have a new party? Or is he just running as “himself”.

          • BackRowHeckler January 8, 2024 at 5:37 pm #

            In his younger days he liked to party.

      • loosethedogs January 8, 2024 at 1:36 pm #

        draupnir: you’ll have o dig them out of their hidey holes first.

        • draupnir January 8, 2024 at 7:52 pm #

          There will be plenty of low-hanging fruit to occupy the mob. I won’t be doing any digging. I’m not a feminist; I’ll gladly leave that to the menfolk, if they think it’s necessary.

      • Organist1022 January 9, 2024 at 8:47 am #

        Trump needs a VP like Mark Robinson, or Clay Higgins. Another alpha male that’s just as rabid as him, and has no problem saying it.

        No women, or diversity pick. Another alpha male, not a second fiddle.

    • Beryl of Oyl January 8, 2024 at 10:29 am #

      One of Trump’s shortcomings is that he was too willing to act like a Democrat.

      • JohnAZ January 8, 2024 at 11:14 am #

        He had no choice, he was on the defensive ever since most of the House Democrats refused to go to his inauguration.

        • Beryl of Oyl January 8, 2024 at 11:33 am #

          Not so. If that were true, why would we want him back again?

          The areas where he erred the most were own goals.

          The problem as I see it, is people too willing to make excuses for him when he wasn’t doing what he said he would.

          Promising a wall, for instance, and then turning around and putting a yuge amnesty on the table.

          People started right away with the excuses, Nancy Pelosi, blah blah blah, but the truth was he wanted amnesty for the poor widdle Dreamers, which would include everybody.

          • Blackbird January 8, 2024 at 11:46 am #

            That’s why we maintain the pretense of a “two-party system”. It gives the administration in power all the excuses they need to explain why they didn’t do what they said they would.

          • Ron Anselmo January 8, 2024 at 12:09 pm #

            Exactly, Bird. No truer words…

          • Jarek January 8, 2024 at 12:55 pm #

            Well he did seem to want the Wall, but I’m not sure how hard he fought for it. In any case, he suddenly said he “wanted all these people here because the economy was so good”, lol. He campaigned as a hard core anti-immigration hawk and then turned around and offered his version of the Bush Plan – legalize all of them.

            He really isn’t that conservative. But the ruling Elite find even his vestigial nationalism to be abhorrent.

            Trump also doesn’t know much about economics and what is coming. There aren’t enough jobs for all these people or even the people we already have, what to speak of good jobs.

          • Anthea January 11, 2024 at 11:31 am #

            To me, Trump’s early (and continued) support for the covid vaccine–and, frankly, his failure to expose covid as a hoax from the get-go–tells me that he’s just another lying politician, or, at best, a guy hired to act a part.

            Everyone who wasn’t a moron knew very early on that covid was a hoax, and everyone who wasn’t practically brain dead knew the vaccines were a very bad idea.

            If Trump didn’t know these things, he’s a moron. Since I don’t think he’s a moron, I think he does know these things–and apparently is okay with them. You know: okay with murdering and disabling millions of people and okay with the covid measures; that is, pretending civil rights don’t exist.

            I will admit that he seems to be the best of the lot. But the fact that the best of the lot is fine with murdering millions and usurping civil rights is an indication to me that it makes little sense to support any of these people. We normal people have probably never even met a person as low-down as a politician. I don’t think we can even conceive of what filthy criminals they all are.

            I know everyone would like to have hope, but I don’t think it’s residual in politics at the national level.

            To be honest, our host’s eternal optimism about political and judicial solutions to our crumbling empire (and crumbling everything else) sometimes makes me wonder if he is maybe a little bit crazy. Um, not gonna happen. Government in general is a criminal enterprise, writ larger than we can imagine, with purposes so dark that we hardly dare imagine them. It is not in the business of good-doing.

        • oldandtired January 8, 2024 at 2:46 pm #

          @JohnAZ
          I seem to recall the FBI came into the White House within hours of Trump taking office and rolled up General Flynn?

          Seems like that was a pretty clear message to Mr. Trump?

          • Paula D January 8, 2024 at 9:48 pm #

            And Trump caved. Big mistake.

    • Cankerpuss January 8, 2024 at 10:40 am #

      Merrymaker, it will never happen. You know it as well as I do that Trump will never sit in office again. You also know that if he did win he’d be so hamstrung by the media and by the Congress that he wouldn’t be able to do anything.

      • JohnAZ January 8, 2024 at 10:53 am #

        Unless the Congress is with him?

        Watched an independent polling and prediction channel on You tube

        Prediction today. Senate 50-50 split, House Red, and Trump win.

        • JohnAZ January 8, 2024 at 10:54 am #

          50-50 split with a Trump win makes the Senate Red.

          Maybe Democracy in the US can be saved?

          • Blackbird January 8, 2024 at 11:08 am #

            Maybe the DNC is so convinced of their invulnerability that they won’t fire up their fraud machine this year.

            But I doubt it.

          • Paula D January 8, 2024 at 9:52 pm #

            It’s a game. They get Americans in an uproar about one party, like when the Cheney regime pushed through the Patriot Act, the Military Commissions Act, Homeland Security, the TSA, the torture camps, the oil wars, the Real ID Act, and others I can’t remember.

            Here comes Obama, promising transparency, no more torture camps, no more “stupid” wars, a roll-back of the Patriot Act.

            And Americans fell for it and rejoiced mightily when he was elected.

            How’d that work out for us?

            When they put in Nikki Haley, watch the dumbass Reps celebrate.
            Right up until the thugs roll up to put them in FEMA camps.

          • Anthea January 11, 2024 at 12:25 pm #

            @ Paula D:

            I agree. It’s just a game. There is no way to win. Ergo, your energies would be better spent elsewhere. The only reason to pay any attention to it at all is for personal planning purposes.

            I suspect that the obsession with politics is, psychologically, a form of displacement: People don’t want to do the things they know they should be doing, or they know they’re angry, but they are unwilling to acknowedge what they’re really angry about. I used to do the same thing the night before a big exam in college (when I should have been studying); I’d become obsessed with cleaning my room. Nowadays, I think it’s customary to prepare for the big exam by demonstrating against the white patriarchy.

            So, things are going to hell in a handbasket at the macro level, and you can’t do anything about it. It’s a cycle, like the weather. We don’t rail against winter cold; we prepare for it by filling the propane tank and getting in firewood and such.

            I think, in many cases, what people are trying to avoid by focusing on politics is the hard stuff they really should be doing–the hardest of which are being and good person and working on your personal and community relationships: Give up your vices, whether it’s porn, TV, frivolous spending, sloth, self-pity, or one of the other seven deadly sins. Become skilled at stuff. In relation to others, cultivate the Boy Scout creed. There is probably something you could do for your community, even if you pretty much have your hands full with work and home. Bring some soup to your neighbor who has a cold, offer to pick up groceries for the guy with congestive heart failure, and take out the trash on your way out from delivering the groceries. Watch the kids for a single mom, so she can take a shower. I think we often focus on politics because living a good life requires humility and actual sacrifice, be it ever so small.

  5. NickelthroweR January 8, 2024 at 10:04 am #

    Greetings,

    My only wish is that the internet and grid stay up long enough for me to see how well our woke, tranny, and DEI military does against the combined might of Russia, China, and Iran all at the same time.

    It will be like Germany in 1943 except the people being carpet bombed also have internet.

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    • tuco22 January 8, 2024 at 10:05 am #

      Our military will be slaughtered on any battlefield against the Russians r Chinese.

      • Cankerpuss January 8, 2024 at 10:37 am #

        Slaughtered? Naw. They’ll run away like a speedy gazelle from a charging lioness. These softies the military is recruiting know only how to obsess about their gender and their feelings, not how to kill the enemy.

        • Beryl of Oyl January 8, 2024 at 11:35 am #

          They won’t even go, if they are trans, because they take medicine forever, which means they have a doctor’s excuse, forever.

          • Blackbird January 8, 2024 at 11:49 am #

            When we end up in a real shootin’ war – with an opponent that can shoot back – I’m sure most of our military will realize that cruel fate shoe-horned them into a body of the wrong gender.

          • Beryl of Oyl January 8, 2024 at 12:27 pm #

            Hey that fake girl they foisted off on Ukraine , Sarah somebody, last time they showed its face in public they was looking more like M&M.

          • Blackbird January 8, 2024 at 6:36 pm #

            “its face”, “M&M”.

            I like it when you talk like that!

          • tuco22 January 10, 2024 at 2:32 pm #

            Permanent profiles. That’s what we used to call people who had medical excuses for not doing something, usually some aspect of the PT test. Ordinarily, if you couldn’t pass the PT test, you got kicked out. Then at some point, they came up with “profiles.” The trannies are permanent profiles since I can’t see how they could possibly be deployable, given the procedures they go through.

        • Long Gamma January 8, 2024 at 1:44 pm #

          You are a moron. Your generalization about our military is of a type that we all like to complain about, ie, “Trump supporters are all racists!” I have two nephews in the Army. I can assure you that they both know their genders and that they are well trained to kill our enemies…Don’t be a jerk-off!

          • NickelthroweR January 8, 2024 at 1:54 pm #

            I’m sorry to hear that your two nephews are about to be sacrificed so that some elite somewhere can buy another mansion.

            Sorry for your loss. Too bad you guys lack for common sense.

          • oldandtired January 8, 2024 at 3:45 pm #

            Long Gamma: “ I can assure you that they both know their genders and that they are well trained to kill our enemies…”

            So why aren’t they inside the Beltway right now getting the job done?

          • Long Gamma January 8, 2024 at 4:08 pm #

            NickelthroweR and oldandtired…Cuck 1 and Cuck 2

            I hope we meet someday…

          • redbrick January 8, 2024 at 5:45 pm #

            Long Gamma, let me guess, you are the type that made everyone show their vax card before coming to Christmas dinner. If my guess if incorrect…I don’t really care.

          • NickelthroweR January 8, 2024 at 7:09 pm #

            “I hope we meet someday”

            Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

          • Paula D January 8, 2024 at 9:54 pm #

            “Our” enemies.

            Spoken like a true House Negro.

          • Long Gamma January 9, 2024 at 11:14 am #

            More cucks. Should call this Cucksterfuck nation!

            Paula D – You sound like a real peach.

          • Anthea January 11, 2024 at 12:30 pm #

            @ Long Gamma:

            It’s pretty hard to be a bigger “cuck” than to be a person who can’t face reality.

      • Socrates-Detroit January 8, 2024 at 11:24 am #

        On a “battlefield”, if the US Army attempted to take any Russian, or Russian-allied territory, it would get its ass kicked even more than the Ukrainians are.

        Against China, we don’t know. The last time the Chinese army invaded a country, it didn’t work so well for the Chinese. (That would be the “invasion/punishment of…. Vietnam, in 1979). Chinese are much better now. But they still don’t have any “good” modern experience. In any case, other than Vietnam, China is more likely to support insurgencies. Those, the Chinese are good at.

        In the air and sea–THAT is the big unknown.

        The general PERCEPTION, which I agree with, is that the US enjoyed unquestioned air and sea superiority starting in 199x.

        The USSR imploded and, FINALLY, technology allowed vastly improved and less expensive electronics, and Precision Guided Munitions (PGMs) actually became precision and lethal, and the US was first in this area. The US was also a drone innovator, and basically used drones to murder people the US government disapproved of.

        But now? Is it possible that in 2024, the aircraft carrier is what the battleship was in 1941? Irrelevant. Have the Russians and Chinese developed better, cheaper drones, or low cost anti-dotes that will neutralize purported US advantages? Can the Russians and Chinese hack or compromise or defeat the US C3I (Command/Control/Communication/Intelligence) systems.

        From what I see, ask an American to add 26 and 345, and most need an “app” or Excel, whereas as Russian or Chinese will add the numbers in their head or with a pen and paper.

        Just like JHK has called out how “fragile” our “advanced society is”, ditto the US armed forces. They need a “suite” (their WORD!!) of weapons, like a Suite of Microsoft applications. When all the components aren’t present, then things fall apart.

        Only one way to find out. Let’s hope we don’t, and not just for the sake of the world.

        Anything less than a perceived “convincing US victory” is a defeat, given the arrogant, overbearing attitude of the US government since the USSR’s implosion, as the US will be seen as writing checks it can’t cash.

        America is living beyond its means. The Republicrat elite are not going eat it–middle America is, the CFNers, and the masses who don’t read or understand CFN.

        And America will have a lot to atone for–from the dead Asian who died for a “theory”, to the dead Palestinians who died because Zionists own and control the ostensible “republic”.

        It’s human nature to enjoy punishing people when the punisher feels self-righteous and the punished has much to atone for.

        On bright side, despite everything I wrote, the US has, and will have, the ability to destroy the world with WMD (and so do the Russians and Chinese and Israelis), so that will moderate the urges of others to do to America what the Anglo-Americans did to Germany and Japan.

        Happy New Year!

        • Jarek January 8, 2024 at 12:57 pm #

          Asian who died for a “theory”?

          • Ron Anselmo January 8, 2024 at 1:23 pm #

            Not speaking for Soc-Det, but my understanding is the Vietnamese for the Domino Theory.

          • Socrates-Detroit January 8, 2024 at 1:30 pm #

            @RonAnselmo

            Exactly! People died for the “Domino Theory”.

            Last I looked, the Asians weren’t swimming to California then…or now.

            59k Americans died in Vietnam, 2x-3x thousand died in Korea.

            Not to mention the estimated 1.5 MILLION Vietnamese who died thanks the US war in Vietnam.

            Not to mention the hundreds of thousands of Americans who came back with missing limbs or brains, of the millions of Vietnamese with similar wounds.

            (I don’t know the Korean stats).

          • Paula D January 8, 2024 at 9:56 pm #

            Bernard did a post on the DPRK and their losses.

            Staggering.

            .moonofalabama.org/2017/04/the-reason-behind-north-koreas-nuclear-program-and-its-offer-to-end-it.html?cid=6a00d8341c640e53ef01b8d277ff56970c

    • Beryl of Oyl January 8, 2024 at 10:35 am #

      What military?

      The one where the DIE Defense Secretary was sick in bed, while the DIE second in command was away on vacation, and nobody told anyone in the Chief Executive’s office?

      Let’s see, the guy planned some sort of medical procedure and either his backup had already had leave approved and he thought it was a good idea to have her out of the country while he was recuperating, or she didn’t consider that her boss might not be up to speed right away, which indeed he wasn’t, he had to return to the hospital and enter the ICU, or the both knew it didn’t matter where they were because neither one does any actual work and never did.

      • tuco22 January 8, 2024 at 10:52 am #

        That’s what happens when you put incompetent people into positions of responsibility. Most of the lemmings aren’t even aware this happened, and if they were, they didn’t care.

      • Jarek January 8, 2024 at 1:00 pm #

        Or it really doesn’t matter because they aren’t really in charge and are just figureheads. But one would still expect them to inform their superiors. Maybe they did but neither Austin nor the “superiors” remembered to tell the other factotums.

      • Bill of Rights January 8, 2024 at 3:19 pm #

        1,200,000 U.S. soldiers were in Europe in WW1. 106 years ago.

        440,000 is all the army we have in 2024.

        It seems insufficient, but this not counting the navy, marines, coast guard and air force.

        • gilbert January 9, 2024 at 3:12 pm #

          The percentage that support combat forces is HUGE! Maybe 200,000 actually available to do the fighting. (if we are lucky)

  6. tom clark January 8, 2024 at 10:05 am #

    Learned what a “myrmidon” is today…

    • tractorguy January 8, 2024 at 10:35 am #

      I had to look up ‘misprision’ as well. I learn something new every time I visit here………..

      • Not_GeorgeT January 8, 2024 at 10:52 am #

        I also looked it up. Vocabulary expansion is one of the benefits found here.

        ‘It simply needs to be laid out with brutal decorum in the proper setting.’ sums up a lot and provides a pointer towards a strategy.

    • LagingRunatic January 8, 2024 at 11:28 am #

      Now you’ll see the myrmidons everywhere. Sorta like the movie They Live.

    • Jarek January 8, 2024 at 1:01 pm #

      That’s what what need, tom. Warriors.

  7. tuco22 January 8, 2024 at 10:09 am #

    Our military will be slaughtered on any battlefield against the Russians r Chinese.

  8. neurodoc January 8, 2024 at 10:20 am #

    JHK: Myrmidon, very interesting term and perfect for today’s world with hoards of ‘myrmidons’ blinding following their leader criminals. Also, it’s always interesting to learn a new term from an English major. 🙂

    • neurodoc January 8, 2024 at 10:22 am #

      I meant ‘hordes’ not hoards.

  9. WadeWaters January 8, 2024 at 10:21 am #

    The national debt increases by 1 trillion every three months at present.

    Minor correction,

    • Cankerpuss January 8, 2024 at 10:35 am #

      At this point, does it really matter?

      • Not_GeorgeT January 8, 2024 at 10:55 am #

        It doesn’t really matter.

        How it plays out will matter.

        However it plays out will suck for whatever is left of the middle class.

        • JohnAZ January 8, 2024 at 11:22 am #

          Again.

          The end goal of the Deep State is the creation of neo-feudalism, where the power exists in DC and everyone else is a serf, indoctrinated into the system.

          Feudalism, hmmm. Sorta like what the USSR tried to make work under the guise of Marxism. 2% of the population comprised the Communist Party and ruled over the serfs.

          Stalin tried to communize the Ukraine farmlands and killed millions that objected.
          BTW, many were Jewish and their descendants in the next generation ended up in Israel. Hitler was not the only ogre.

          • Socrates-Detroit January 8, 2024 at 11:32 am #

            Sorry to rain on your parade, but many of Stalin’s lieutenants who implemented his “reforms” happen to be Jewish.

            In relation to the general populations Soviet (Russian/Ukrainian/Georgian) Jews were disproportionately represented in the Stalin’s government.

            That fact is used to rationalize the fact that some Ukrainians, particularly in the Western part of the Ukraine, were eager Nazi collaborators.

            This Nazi collaborator mentality, the Stepan Bandera mentality, is today a major part of Zelensky’s government, and they are not shy about their Nazi roots or Nazi ideas.

            These are the people the US is supporting, in its quest to try to destroy Russia.

            So, many of Stalin’s henchmen were Jewish. Perhaps not to the degree that Jews, American and otherwise, occupy key positions on the Biden Administration, but you get the idea.

          • draupnir January 8, 2024 at 11:53 am #

            We’re already serfs. We have been since 1913. A free man owns his person and the fruits of his labor. A serf has restrictions on his person, and a portion of his labor belongs to his lord, and this is generally a hefty percentage, from 3 days in 7 to 6 days in 7 (in Poland). A slave owns neither his person nor the fruits of his labor.

          • Jarek January 8, 2024 at 1:04 pm #

            Hierarchy is inevitable as Tucker said. The nature of the Ruling Class matters greatly. Do they care about the people? Or do they want to genocide them and replace them with aliens?

            We always hate those whom we have wronged.

            The American Middle class was an anomaly, the creation of a good ruling class. They were overthrown by a new one who loathes the old American and Americans.

          • Jarek January 8, 2024 at 1:08 pm #

            Stalin ended up not trusting the Jews. They turned towards the West after the creation of Israel. He realized they had no real interest in the Soviet Union or Communism – they had just been vehicles for them. Now Capitalism and Americanism were to be their vehicles.

            He offered them their own state in southern Siberia. Very little interest. They wanted Palestine. So vindictive as the day is long, he began to persecute them as he persecuted so many others.

          • Socrates-Detroit January 8, 2024 at 1:34 pm #

            I’m not a Stalin fan.

            Communism was brutal. Stalin was a brutal Communist.

            He was not a Russian by the way–he was a Georgian.

          • Jarek January 8, 2024 at 4:36 pm #

            Paula loves Stalin.

            What does that say about Paula?

          • WadeWaters January 8, 2024 at 4:41 pm #

            Hitler was a Boy Scout compared to Stalin.

          • Paula D January 8, 2024 at 10:02 pm #

            I don’t “love” Stalin.

            I am a fan of reality, unlike the brainwashed dipshits spouting propaganda points, and preening themselves.

            “Look at me, Mama! I learned my lessons good.”

            The Duran covered this today. Listen and learn.

            Or don’t. Ignorance is bliss, as they say.

            youtube.com/watch?v=UdGyQNYZV2c

          • Night Owl January 9, 2024 at 4:00 pm #

            “I am a fan of reality, unlike the brainwashed dipshits spouting propaganda points, and preening themselves.”

            Except when someone disagrees with one of your pet issues–like resource depletion and Malthusian concepts of “carrying capacity.” Then you are a raving lunatic.

            Ironically, you and Jarek agree on the latter, which is quite amusing.

          • Jarek January 11, 2024 at 12:36 am #

            Everybody agrees that a suitcase can only hold so much or that a car has a certain “carrying capacity” in terms of passengers or a truck in terms of weight.

            Can your new year’s resolution be not to be such a clown?

          • Night Owl January 11, 2024 at 4:59 pm #

            We are still waiting on you to tell us how many people the earth can hold, Jarek. Gus and Paula, too.

            What is the number?

            Always so shy there, but so sure we have hit it.

            You still have nothing, and it is hilarious.

    • cowbell81 January 8, 2024 at 10:49 am #

      A trillion here, a trillion there, no biggie. At this point you are just talking about walking around money.

    • Jimpa January 8, 2024 at 11:01 am #

      Whew! Not a trillion a month? What a relief.

      • WadeWaters January 8, 2024 at 4:43 pm #

        We’re all trying to help.

  10. sadlycdn January 8, 2024 at 10:22 am #

    The Country has past the point of no return,and then some. Watching Biden is painful, as is watching his witch wifey taking the clown offstage after another hate filled Obama speech. The blob is living large and will only get stickier………Joe is already setting the table for the end of democracy…Kennedy….Trump…..won’t be allowed to win…..period

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    • JohnAZ January 8, 2024 at 10:27 am #

      Not just Joe, he is too decrepit.

      The Mob is huge and imbedded everywhere.

    • Cankerpuss January 8, 2024 at 10:34 am #

      With the elections in major blue cities controlled by Democrats and “voting machines” there is no way DJT or RFK will win. We all know it. We all sense it. But, we hold onto hope.

      How do we know it? Because the Republican fuckers in those States have done NOTHING to correct or eliminate the corruption in the election process. DJT or RFK will lose this election by a handful of votes just as DJT did in 2020. And the Republican scum will sit by with their thumbs up their asses while whistling the Java Jive.

      Yeah, I despise the Republicans more than the Democrats and believe me, I hate the Democrats.

      • tuco22 January 8, 2024 at 10:49 am #

        Elections in this country are a thing of the past. I’ve been saying for some time, now, that the mechanisms for peaceful change given to us by the Founding Fathers no longer work. That’s why they gave us the 2nd amendment. They realized that in spite of all the mechanisms they gave us in the constitution, bill of rights, the checks and balances, etc., that it all might not work at some future date, that it would all come to a point where that tree of liberty had to be refreshed again. The reality is that most of our elected representatives do not believe in the things we believe in. They don’t believe in the constitution, the bill of rights, or the 2nd amendment. They don’t look at the country as a whole, but rather as separate demographic slices to be pandered to, coddled with special legislation. The whole reason they’re in politics in the first place is personal enrichment by the shortest route possible.

        • Ron Anselmo January 8, 2024 at 11:10 am #

          Nice summary, Tuco.

        • Cankerpuss January 8, 2024 at 12:37 pm #

          It all changed when politics became a career. In the beginning of this American experiment representatives were supposed to leave their current employment, temporarily, go do the public business and then return to their employment when the session ended. Now, all of our Congress creatures are full time. That’s their career, that’s their job, that’s their income. Of course they aren’t going to do anything that would jeopardize their employment or hurt their cushy careers.

          The Legislature should meet once a year and then disband until the next year. When previous generations permitted the creation of a full time legislature decades before I was born a monster was created and it will be difficult to vanquish. Now we have a whole caste of people who make a ton of money and don’t do anything of any particular value. Let’s face it, would anybody in the real world actually notice if there wasn’t a full time Congress constantly making laws to screw with our lives?

        • Jarek January 8, 2024 at 1:12 pm #

          Good point. There wasn’t supposed to be political class. The whole thing is a perversion. But of course, the Founders may have been too idealistic. Hierarchy is natural. And those who have achieved give their offspring a huge leg up in terms of money, education and the all important “connections”. Thus a ruling class is born.

          A healthy one allows for social mobility. AND doesn’t hate the nation and their own people. Needless to say, ours is utterly toxic.

        • FGB3 January 8, 2024 at 11:44 pm #

          A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

          What is a “well regulated Militia”? I think I know what the Founders consider “the people”, as in the opening to the Constitution, “We the People…”.

          In any event, the United States is the only nation on Earth, that I know of, that still have the ability to take up their own arms, their privately owned arms, in the defense of a free state. All the others have turned their guns in.

          Or have they? Australia is often cited as an example of a country that “turned in” its guns. And yet, I watch videos that feature Australians with rifles using them to exterminate the hogs that are infesting their land. Pretty sophisticated arms at that.

          I still believe in that motto of the NRA, “they will have to take my gun out of my dead, cold hand”. I think there are plenty of men who follow that.

          • Ron Anselmo January 9, 2024 at 9:56 am #

            Correct on every count. That’s why we’re the stone in the globalist’s shoe.

    • neurodoc January 8, 2024 at 10:50 am #

      The only solution is a national divorce. Let the perverts and morons have their part of the country, and we’ll need to defend our part against them eventually as they run out of resources through mismanagement and overall idiocracy.

  11. BackRowHeckler January 8, 2024 at 10:22 am #

    A mob of those Stateless Mutts, i.e. honored guests in the Sanctuary City of New York, flash mobbed & looted a Macy’s store in Manhattan yesterday.

    They’re learning fast.

    • tuco22 January 8, 2024 at 10:29 am #

      Joe Biden presides over a lawless, failing country, and the whole world knows it.

    • Cankerpuss January 8, 2024 at 10:31 am #

      No, they are not. Nothing has changed in New York and the voters continue to vote the same way they always do.

      • tuco22 January 8, 2024 at 10:40 am #

        That’s because they’re lemmings.

    • tuco22 January 8, 2024 at 10:42 am #

      Sooner or later, people are going to start taking the law into their own hands. But I think that’s what they want, so they can once again condemn “assault weapons.” The only solution is to tag merchandise like they did with leather jackets in the Berman Buckskin stores of yesteryear, so that you destroyed the jacket if you stole it and tried to remove the tag.

      • cowbell81 January 8, 2024 at 10:52 am #

        Or just walk around with the tag still attached, like some point of pride. Similar to people walking around wearing those expensive basketball team caps with the original tags still attached. I never did understand that fad…..

        • R Montanari January 8, 2024 at 11:26 am #

          It’s a memorial to Minnie Pearl!

  12. JohnAZ January 8, 2024 at 10:25 am #

    Why the heck does no one say anything when that damned Biden declare what a threat to democracy that MAGA is. I do not get it.

    A threat to democracy, please define that please.

    Taking away from the gimme culture of the US free access to fiat money.

    Stopping the inflo of mongrels from the rest of the world.

    Actually stopping foreign incursions on the security of the US foreign policy.

    Slowing the unbelievable trade balance with the world, it is like a siphon tube draining our gas tank.

    Stopping the idiot climate changers from destroying our energy production capability. Also, stopping the R&D folks from alternatives to the stupid EV revolution.

    Reversing the Liberal autocracy of the DOJ. Neurodoc, the Law profession is doing the same thing as the medical profession, except the whoresons are worse.

    Stopping the uniparty from removing the people’s ability to choose their officials. The DOJ is right in the middle of this.

    Democracy my ass, the Democrat credo is to centralize power into the Deep State. Folks, that is the opposite of democracy.

    • tuco22 January 8, 2024 at 10:33 am #

      JohnAZ, what they mean when they mouth the word “democracy” isn’t what you and I mean. What they’re really referring to is democratic marxism, not democracy as you and I know it. That’s what has been settled onto the country like a diseased blanket, and Biden designated that half of the country that’s still American as enemies of the state. I was really surprised that he didn’t mention white supremacists as the greatest threat to “our democracy.”

      • Alexander Scipio January 8, 2024 at 10:48 am #

        They’re using the word “democracy” for the simple reason that millions of voters still ingest the MSM, have no idea what’s going on, but pretend we’re a democracy (which we never have been dejure, but became defacto with 19A).

      • JohnAZ January 8, 2024 at 11:28 am #

        Democratic Marxism

        Is that an oxymoron?? And

        White Supremacists = MAGA in DEmo propaganda?

        • tuco22 January 10, 2024 at 2:42 pm #

          Anything that’s not democrat is white supremacist. And you’re even worse if you’re a MAGA republican, not just an “ordinary” republican. Pushing back against being inundated by black and brown hordes of illiterate disease-carrying people, more than a few of whom are terrorists, earns you the epithet of “racist.”

    • Not_GeorgeT January 10, 2024 at 3:37 am #

      “Why the heck does no one say anything…….”

      John, you can say it all day long.

      It doesn’t pay the bills and grease the palms of manstream media.

      They’re on the take. Keep it simple, these grifters are not complex.

  13. Cankerpuss January 8, 2024 at 10:30 am #

    Jim, excellent write up yet again and as always a pleasure to read. I agree with much in your write up. I’d love to see DJT mop the floor with the scumbag fuckers in the blob but you know and I know as well as every one of the commentariat that DJT will never sit in the Oval Office again. It just isn’t going to happen.

    I totally disagree with you on RFK, not that he is anti Blob and CIA but the man is a subscriber to climate change madness. Any man that believes Carbon Dioxide, AKA plant food, is harmful to the the Earth is not fit for office. Any man who believes we humans, mere microbes on the surface of the vast Earth, can control the climate of the Earth is not fit for leadership. Sorry. This demonstrates a serious lack of understanding and an out of control ego that is dangerous in a power position.

    I whole heartedly agree that the national debt it going to result in some kind of financial catastrophe but I have been hearing about this for 20 years now. Yet the Nation plods along, taxpayers continue to pay taxes, people continue to buy homes that they cannot afford and drive nicer and new cars than I, finance lavish vacations on their credit cards, get tattoos, piercings, download their pornography and obsess over their genitals. My point? Nothing ever happens.

    Thanks for your write up as always.

    • tuco22 January 8, 2024 at 10:35 am #

      As it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be at the time of the coming of the son of man. For in those days, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, and knew not, until the flood came and took them all away.

      • Cankerpuss January 8, 2024 at 10:51 am #

        I can see you are a person of faith, Tuco, as am I. However, my faith is waning these days. It’s getting harder and harder to believe that a great sorcerer from the sky is going to come down and bring justice upon the heads of the wicked.

        • tuco22 January 8, 2024 at 11:06 am #

          I can understand how you feel. The martyred souls under the altar in Revelation will feel as you feel, too, as expressed by them when they ask Jesus, “How long, O Lord?” referring to judgment being meted out to their executioners on earth. But the bible says that Jesus doesn’t “tarry” as people think of it, but rather delays to give people as much of a chance at salvation as possible before judgment comes, because once it starts, there won’t be any reprieves.

          • Socrates-Detroit January 8, 2024 at 12:16 pm #

            Who are the martyred souls in the book of Revelation?

            Who is the Great Harlot? The one for whom “merchants across the world weep, for she is no more, and they have no one to buy their wares”.

            At first glance, I’d say the martyred souls are the Christians who died because of their beliefs. All of Christ’s disciples except John (who wrote Revelations) were martyred. Saint Peter of Aleut, an Eskimo fisherman who was slowly tortured to death by Spanish Jesuits in San Francisco because he refused to renounce his Orthodox faith. Many of the Orthodox Saints were martyred.

            I’d say the Great Harlot is the Big PX. The USA. Who else buys everything? Who does the Statue of Liberty represent?

            But I really don’t know. I’d have to consult an Orthodox priest or monk who himself had studied Revelations with the context of Orthodox church teaching. So I don’t know–but I like to speculate.

            People can read the bible and interpret it “literally” as they see it.

            Context is important. And the Western context is off, starting with the Church of Rome (the Catholic) church leaving the other four original Churches (Constantinople, Jerusalem, Alexandria, Antioch) in 1056, and all the subsequent iterations (the Protestant reformation, “Church of England”, breaking away from the Catholic Pope, then the various sects of Protestantism).

            The most Christian country on earth today is probably Russia.

            The most Christian people on earth are probably the Christians living in the Holy Land (Israel/Palestine) who are harassed, even beaten, every day. (and this is before Oct 07, by ISRAELIs even more than Moslems. One can find lots of articles of the most recent spat, a bunch of Israelis beating Armenian Christians in Jerusalem),

            and the Christians living in Iraq, who were decimated–not by Saddam, but by the US invasion of Iraq, led by an alcoholic President who “found God”. What a joke). These people are willing to profess their Christianity to death.

            The Orthodox Church generally does not spend a lot of time interpreting Revelations, or the Book of Daniel (though they don’t ignore these things), because the Church wants us to focus on trying to live a Godly, Christian, life, today, in this world, as that will determine our souls’ lives in eternity.

            It’s not easy to live a Christian life. Especially if you have a good life with a lot. Christ said it’s easier for a camel to go thru the eye of a needle than to enter the kingdom of heaven. Then he continued, “but what is impossible for man is possible for God”. I would say, the Orthodox Christian perspective is “be a good Christian, do your best to do good, and don’t worry about tomorrow, the Lord will take care of you”.

            That said, I think people who read the Bible do well, as long as they don’t misinterpret it with evil results (like Hagee and his ilk, who are just as rabid as Israeli Likudniks in their hatred of Palestinians, and seek to eliminate the Palestinians, so they can bring about the “rapture” as they see it. I don’t think the “rapture” will play out the way Hagee thinks).

          • Anthea January 11, 2024 at 9:22 pm #

            @ tuco22:

            You can understand why Jesus delays judgment when you think of all the people you know and often care for, who haven’t come around. Some of them might be your kids or siblings, and some might be cherished old friends.

        • C.O.Jones January 8, 2024 at 11:49 am #

          Keep the faith, Cankerpuss. In Matthew 24, believers are charged with “persevering to the end.”

          We are living the Battle of Evermore. Side by side, we await the might of the darkest of them all…

          Anyone with discernment can see the demons dancing in the eyes of the damned. Look at the eyes of John Rockefeller. Hillary Clinton. Bill Gates. Nicole Kidman. Adam Schiff… the list is too long to detail. These agents of Satan want souls – that’s what they are here for.

          There is no sorcerer coming to bring justice.

          In the words of Blind Willie Johnson: God is warning the nations – warning them every day. Turn away from the evil, seek the Lord and pray.

          It’s that simple. Trump can’t stop this. Neither can Kennedy. Those who believe will suffer less. Pray.

          • tuco22 January 10, 2024 at 2:47 pm #

            The martyred souls are those who will be beheaded for their faith once the antichrist assumes power. They already have the guillotines and “waste disposal units” for the bodies. Every state except Hawaii and Alaska has a foreign troop contingent of about 25,000, and every state has “waste disposal units” of about 10% of that number. I saw the chart on Steve Quayle’s website in a subscriber report. Alaska and Hawaii are points of entry.

      • Jarek January 8, 2024 at 1:16 pm #

        You thought it was funny when a wife gave her husband female hormones.

    • TimmyG January 8, 2024 at 10:50 am #

      The devil can quote the Bible for his own purposes. CO2 is causing global warming – it just happens that it fits the fascist globalist agenda to say so. Its like one of those puzzles where one guy always lies, another always tells the truth, and the WEF simply ignore whether its true or not and say whatever gives them money and power.

    • Beryl of Oyl January 8, 2024 at 11:06 am #

      He sees all these phonies like Al Gore and John Kerry, flying around in their private jets like there is no tomorrow. He has even MET these people, and knows firsthand how stupid they are.

      He understands that climate change is being used for a totalitarian agenda.

      Yet he still doesn’t get it, that the basic premise is false. He’s like a seven year old kid who has long since seen the receipts for the presents he got for Christmas in his father’s desk, but continues to believe in Santa Claus because he wants to.

      • Blackbird January 8, 2024 at 12:14 pm #

        All Bobby jr. needs to do is a little fact-checking on his own to see what a scam the whole anthropogenic climate change agenda is.

        “But 98% of scientists say it’s true!”

        Yeah, about that number… It was derived from a survey sent to ~10,000 scientists, of whom ~3,000 responded. The questions were: 1) “Do you think the climate has become warmer, colder, or stayed the same?”; 2) “Do you think human activity has affected the climate?” (Paraphrased.)

        Meaningless questions with enough wiggle room to make them say anything.

        They then narrowed the responses down to just 77 climate scientists who had at least half of the papers they submitted to peer-reviewed journals approved. 75 of those scientists answered “warmer” and “yes”. That is 97.4% – which rounds down to 97% – the morons can’t even do simple math.

        And that’s just a start. The climate has changed dramatically within recorded history. High water levels during the “Roman Warm Period” caused depopulation of the Netherlands due to sea level rise.

        Junior is obviously an intelligent man, and he has access to more information than armchair warriors like us. He knows better.

      • BackRowHeckler January 8, 2024 at 12:20 pm #

        Beryl RFK, jr. is more of a traditional environmentalist whose main focus is clean water & protecting lakes, streams & rivers. I attended one of his events (Protect LI Sound!) & that’s what he primarily talked about..

        • Beryl of Oyl January 8, 2024 at 12:48 pm #

          I always admired his work with River Keepers.

          From a professional standpoint, I considered him the one next-generation Kennedy who made something of himself.

          They keep on throwing it at him that his own family is against him, but none of the ones speaking out against him have done anything with their lives except be born a Kennedy.

          • C.O.Jones January 9, 2024 at 3:45 pm #

            I always admired his work with River Keepers – Beryl of Oyl

            So have I, Beryl. When Kennedy announced his candidacy, I was absolutely thrilled. Having read his book on Fauci and being of the opinion that we need to clean up after ourselves and hold corporate polluters accountable, I was pleased to hear his position on just about everything else important. Then I heard him say he acknowledged there was a “carbon crisis” and that he favored a market-based solution like carbon taxes. I was crestfallen. I had already contributed several hundred dollars – I”m not a rich man – and was wearing my Kennedy 2024 t-shirts in public and he utters that cynical nonsense that ended my support.

            First, I would like to hear RFK jr define the term carbon crisis without sounding like the evil Bill Gates.
            Second, RFK jr positions himself as an elitist when he sides with the intellectually shallow Al Gore who has gotten everything wrong with his predictions about icecaps, sea levels etc. Its it “trust me, trust Al – he’s real smart!” or some other tack?

            RFK jr. is old enough to remember when the media used terms like ecology and were sounding the alarm about the coming ice age. The carbon tax is nothing more than a thinly veiled attack on “bi-pedal carbon based life forms” (aka people) mentioned in the insipid Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Does he think he is the only person to have read that drivel? I would ask RFK jr if he is familiar with the quote from Ottmar Edenhofer who is one of the UN climate geeks who said in 2010:

            But one must say clearly that we
            redistribute de facto the world’s
            wealth by climate policy..One has to
            free oneself from the illusion that
            international climate policy is
            environmental policy any more.

            Kennedy is in the game and it’s fair to ask him questions like this. Is he on board with Bill Gates cutting down trees and burying them to fight CO2? Has he read scientific studies that said the CO2 levels at the times of dinosaurs roaming the earth were 500% of what they are now? How is photosynthesis a bad thing, Bobby?

            Sorry, I’m ranting. I thought I had found a candidate I could get behind and then he completely discredits himself with this bovine excrement. We need leadership, not another cynical oligarch who thinks he is smarter than everyone else.

      • Jarek January 8, 2024 at 1:17 pm #

        How do you know he doesn’t get it? Maybe he’s a conscious con-man. If so, a good one. He does seem to be a hapless, golly gee goofball. But maybe he isn’t.

        • Beryl of Oyl January 8, 2024 at 1:30 pm #

          That’s what I don’t know, Jarek. He talks a good game, but there are some instances were he is extremely disingenuous, to say the least.

          Climate change is one, and January 6 is another, and to my mind, January 6 is the most egregious.

          He is talking about reform, and he is ignoring the political prisoners being held by our government in DC.

          He could have attended one of their hearings, as MTG has done.

          He has made a big deal about going to the border to see for himself.

          He’s aware of the issue of the J6ers, he can’t not be, but he will not speak about it.

          Why not?

    • JohnAZ January 8, 2024 at 11:36 am #

      One comment, CankerPuss.

      The erosion of the fiscal situation is slowly being felt.

      Less Federal spending is being paid with taxes every year. That means that the amount of borrowing is increasing and the amount of interest paid is increasing snowballing the debt effect.

      Debt slows growth, the fiat money paying essentially UBI to the gimmes is increasing every year, again slowing growth.

      What to watch is the budget creation process in Congress, where the government will eventually be shut down.

      The cities are going to be affected first, no already as the gimmes start to get more and more restless. As the idiots on the Left get less able to pay out the welfare state, wild times are coming.

      Changes are happening and accelerating.

      • Socrates-Detroit January 8, 2024 at 12:34 pm #

        I’m just curious, were you ranting about the fiscal mess when Bush was President?

        When he launched the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan? When he bought the senior vote with his prescription drug benefit?

        Believe it or not, I agree with you. We are in fiscal mess.

        We have BEEN IN a fiscal mess my whole adult life–and before.

        Carter and Reagan made the National Debt campaign issues against their predecessors.

        My point is, I’ve been saying debt is not sustainable my whole life. And yet….here we are, 40 years later, and America is still working pretty well (for me at least).

        Now, if you agree with me that Bush is a POS, just like his father, and Clinton, and Obama were, and that you were ranting about fiscal responsibility for the past 40 years, including Trump (note, I did not label him as a POS, though he is close), as I have been, then I can respect that.

        But it sounds like a sound bite knock Biden (who is a POS) coming from some one who embraces the Republican wing of the Republicrats and the warfare state.

        And that is the root cause of America’s fiscal problems.

        • JohnAZ January 8, 2024 at 2:03 pm #

          I despised Bush for his lies, his open border, and his guns and butter. His giving tax cuts when the debt was skyrocketing was stupid and almost directly caused 2008. The idiotic practices highlighted in “The Big Short” all came during his administration. He and his dad were just as liberal and Deep State as the Dems before and after.

          Trump despised the Clintons and the Bushes and did a good thing clobbering them both.

        • JohnAZ January 8, 2024 at 2:07 pm #

          The root cause of the US fiscal situation?

          That one is easy.

          When power people learn they can buy elections, debt skyrockets.

          The worst enemy of legitimate republican democracy is when the power folks load up the populace with socialists, Gimmes, and the vote depends on who promises the most handouts and the gimmes that believe them.

          That is where we are at.

          • messianicdruid January 9, 2024 at 10:10 am #

            The root cause of the US fiscal situation?

            That one is easy,…….republican democracy

            Kinda like judeo churchianity

          • Paula D January 9, 2024 at 3:06 pm #

            The root cause of the US fiscal crisis is that the entire system runs on debt-created money,

            The interest on that debt can only be paid if more money is created, obviously, since the original debt is only the principle. Where is the interest supposed to come from? It can ONLY come from more debt.

            If the interest can’t be paid back, then the entire system collapses, as it did regularly throughout the US since the beginning of the country.

            What they have done since the big 1989 crash is continually borrow more and more money, in order to keep the entire Ponzi scheme going.

            But now we are at the point where the interest is so high that even paying that can’t be done.

            What are they going to do about it? Let it crash? Institute the Great Reset? Start a major war to cancel the debt?

            Those are their choices if they want to keep their wealth and power, and they do.

          • Paula D January 9, 2024 at 3:08 pm #

            Only the principal is created, that is. The money put into the system is only the amount borrowed, which isn’t enough to pay it back with interest.

  14. teddyboy46 January 8, 2024 at 10:35 am #

    I would never say JHK is wrong. But allow me to point out a fact that gets little attention but has had a big effect.

    The American standard of living has dropped 1 % every year since we have gone off the gold standard.

    We have already learned to live with less and be happy . If alot of money disappears as JHK predicts.

    It will have little effect on most of us because we do not have much money.

    It would give me unmeasurable satisfaction to see the Big Money Boyz lose theirs.

    • tuco22 January 8, 2024 at 10:37 am #

      Conditions are coming that will make people “cast their gold and silver into the streets.”

      • WadeWaters January 8, 2024 at 5:02 pm #

        Gold and silver will be the only real money left standing. Why cast it

        into the streets?

        As I like to say – Get US silver dimes, quarters, and halves.

        Change you can believe in.

        • tuco22 January 10, 2024 at 2:49 pm #

          There won’t be anything left to buy, because it will all have been destroyed.

    • JohnAZ January 8, 2024 at 11:38 am #

      Big Money Boyz will just move elsewhere.

      Money is abstract, totally based on the faith of folks willing to accept its value.

      That is coming to a screeching halt. It can happen overnight as the fiasco in 1929 showed. It still took until 1932 for the full impact to happen.

      • Jarek January 8, 2024 at 1:19 pm #

        So you admit that money has no loyalty and Capitalism is corrupting to the soul?

        So why do you support it so vehemently?

        • JohnAZ January 8, 2024 at 2:14 pm #

          That one is easy too.

          Because a large number of other alternatives have been tried and 100% of them have failed through history.

          Do not even bring up the fascist states in. Germany and Japan. Once the politics got out of the way in the US, America and its free market buildup in the late thirties and forties kicked the shit out of both countries. It was capitalistic corporate America that beat the Axis.

          A good example is the Sherman tank. Our tanks were no match for the Tigers of Germany, BUT we produced so many of them that we prevailed 3 to 1. Another is the Fighter planes of the last years, even with a German jet the US knocked the Lufftwaffe out of the sky.

          You will never convince me, Jarek.

          • JohnAZ January 8, 2024 at 2:17 pm #

            And,

            Since the Liberal SOBs have been trying to socialize the USA, we have been going downhill.

            Get rid of the crony capitalism that is characteristic of the Deep State, and things will improve.

          • Jarek January 8, 2024 at 4:39 pm #

            In other words, if a big guy beats up a brilliant smaller guy, the big guy was right about whatever.

            You’re no philosopher, John.

            Capitalism got us to where we are now – which you hate. If you wanted to maintain a big middle class, that would have taken a lot of oversight. A referee. Strong government. Stronger than them. They weren’t ever going to keep themselves in check.

          • FGB3 January 8, 2024 at 11:57 pm #

            “It was capitalistic corporate America that beat the Axis”. Sorry John, it was the U.S.S.R. that beat Hitler.

    • Socrates-Detroit January 8, 2024 at 12:50 pm #

      Don’t hold your breath.

      Big money owns America. Always has.

      During the 1950s thru the early 1960s, it was most advantageous for big money that middle America should do better.

      That was a unique era. That era ended as the Europe, especially Germany, and Japan got on their feet and began to outcompete the US–with the tacit approval of the US government (controlled by big money); it ended as the costs of the Vietnam War led to inflation and deficits (both enriched big money, so they wanted that), and the energy crisis.

      Since then, the size of total pie (per person) has remained remarkable STAGNANT. Big money’s share of the pie has continued to grow, which means everyone else’s has declined, though not evenly. Some Americans had held their share, maybe a wee bit more. But most have lost share.

      COVID, the war in the Ukraine, and the war on war on Palestinians all enrich big money.

      The big question is, to me, is:

      Does big money own and control China? Is BRICS and the Chinese-led “non-West” really like a WWF professional wrestling match, where big money owns both, or

      Can the Chinese leaders, the Chinese Communists, break free of big money, and really contest the globalists (the US is the enforcement arm of the globalists)?

      Given that big money policies like DEI, Green, Global warming, electric cars, are all WEAKENING the US and the West, I’m inclined to think they own the other side (except Russia).

      We will see. IMO, I don’t’ see the Big Boyz losing theirs unless and until everyone else loses everything–or, much more likely, until Judgement Day.

      • Jimpa January 8, 2024 at 4:26 pm #

        Russia is on board with the WEF goals. CBDC’S, elimination of cash, Vaccines, Cattle tagging the entire population with digital IDs, all pushed and advanced in Russia by the government and Putin himself.

        • GreenAlba January 8, 2024 at 5:04 pm #

          True, sadly.

        • FGB3 January 8, 2024 at 11:58 pm #

          Where did you find that?

          • GreenAlba January 9, 2024 at 8:26 am #

            You could check out the Edward Slavsquat Substack – written by Riley Waggaman, who is an American reporting from Moscow.

          • Socrates-Detroit January 9, 2024 at 12:34 pm #

            @GreenAlba

            Very interesting, thank you for the Slavsquat tip!

            Personally, I recall being disappointed that the Russian government came up with its own “Sputnik vaccines” (if I recall correctly) and other measures that I read about here and there, regarding COVID. I thought to myself, “It’s too bad. Russia is not much better than we are”)

            My take is that most (probably ALL) governments always seek as much control over their subjects (or victims) as they can get away with.

            They always want “a little more”.

            I believe (based on what I’ve read here and there) that Putin wanted to join the West and flirted with them. He was rebuffed either because he was unwilling to compromise his country’s interests (like say Greece or Spain), or because NATO needed an “adversary”.

            So, first Putin walked away, and next he asserted Russia’s interests

            The West was spurned, and is furious! That plus, the already known reasons why the West wants to subordinate Russia (the huge trove of natural resources, plus to encircle China and coerce it into joining the “World Order” (though China may already be in on it..)

            So maybe Russia is as bad as the West and China when it comes to monitoring and controlling its people.

            But that still leaves us with the rivalries, both geostrategic, and personal, of the people at the top.

            IMO, you can’t fit two, or three, heads under one crown. The West (and the US is THE WEST, or at least the West’s “enforcement arm”) wants to wear the crown for all humanity.

            I don’t think Russia wants to rule the world. They are intelligent people and they know they don’t have that kind of power. I don’t know if China does or not.

            Either way, China’s policy today (logically for their leaders’ interests) is a multi-polar world with several major powers, or “crowns”. The US/West wants “one-world”, because they THINK they see it within their grasp.

            China plus Russia can contain the US. China plus Russia plus India can slowly roll it back. And in the background, the US is internally decaying and imploding and weakening more rapidly than China or Russia (IMO–I don’t live in the other two countries, so I can see their very real internal issues, especially China, with their demography and pollution)

            But to your point, thank you, excellent information!

          • GreenAlba January 9, 2024 at 1:06 pm #

            You’re welcome, S-D. And I’d agree with most of your post.

            “He was rebuffed either because he was unwilling to compromise his country’s interests (like say Greece or Spain), or because NATO needed an “adversary”.”

            I suspect the latter. The West already did a fair bit of asset-stripping of the collapsed USSR – now they want to look as if they’re justififed in breaking up the Russian Federation and appropriating their stuff.

          • GreenAlba January 9, 2024 at 1:27 pm #

            Riley W. can also be quite funny, which helps, these days!

  15. SpeedyBB January 8, 2024 at 10:37 am #

    There was a memorable meeting between Ambassador Anatoly Fyodorovich Dobrynin and President Kennedy at the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis, with cigar-chomping Curtis LeMay urging the President launch an all-out attack on the USSR.

    The Russian and the American seemed to recognize the fact that the younger man was paddling hard through unknown, dark waters whereas his elder had lived through many more brutal times – even surviving the Stalinist show trials.

    Dobrynin said (I paraphrase) “Mr. President, let us come to a mutually-acceptable compromise on this matter quickly, or otherwise it will spin out of control, at which point it won’t matter what politicians like us say or decide”.

    They soon hammered out a secret tit-for-tat: liquid-fueled Jupiter missiles would be removed from Turkey, and the Russians would take home their IRBMs stationed in Cuba.

    My elder brother, a career USAF tanker pilot, joked about the standoff: “The only danger to our bombers flying to Russia would be if they ran into each other.”

    The mechanism of war has accelerated dramatically since that time, but the big shots still imagine they can control and steer events right up to the edge.

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    • Jarek January 8, 2024 at 1:22 pm #

      So Jack Ripper from the movie, Dr Strangelove, was based on Curtis LeMay?

      • SpeedyBB January 11, 2024 at 1:47 pm #

        Had never thought about it but that is clearly the case. LeMay was one of those “character” types – an easy target to parody. And “Strangelove” was modeled on the irrepressible Henry W.C. Kissinger.

        LeMay did however have enough self-awareness to acknowledge his war criminal self.

        Bing Chat: ‘After America obliterated Hiroshima and Nagasaki with two atomic bombs in August 1945, he said, “If we’d lost the war, we’d all have been prosecuted as war criminals”.’

        As one profoundly familiar with the Japanese character (to the extent that I would never care to live there again) I have always been of the view that the “wake-up call” of the atomic attacks were a necessary nudge to the soporific Hirohito, who allowed himself to be hornswoggled into going to war with the greatest industrial force on the planet. His generals were clearly in favor of a national suicide… the blats were talking of “…ninety million cherry blossoms falling to the ground…” or some such nonsense.

        The Emp’s own brother reportedly thought he should have been hanged for being such a dope and a dupe. He was a case study and a good argument against imperial inbreeding.

  16. Beryl of Oyl January 8, 2024 at 10:39 am #

    Vivek has thrown down the glove, wishing everyone a happy Entrapment Day on January 6.

    If you take this young man at face value, his story becomes very sad.

    • Jarek January 8, 2024 at 1:33 pm #

      The young man from the gospel?

      • Beryl of Oyl January 8, 2024 at 2:45 pm #

        I don’t know what you mean by that, Jarek.

        • Jarek January 8, 2024 at 4:40 pm #

          What “young man” were you talking about?

  17. cowbell81 January 8, 2024 at 10:45 am #

    Best turn of phrase ever: “spatchcocked our country”. Love it!!!

  18. Mark1 January 8, 2024 at 10:51 am #

    Another Opus Jim, thank you. I doubt they will Soprano Trump. Too obvious a play. They have factored in him winning and will knee cap him again with a “media” machine Dem and Rep cronies in congress and an apathetic populace. I like RFK jr but suspect he is in danger as his presence takes 20-30 percent of Biden’s votes away, too many to recreate after midnight. With him gone the steal could be real.

    • Blackbird January 8, 2024 at 12:19 pm #

      If there is an election, and if Trump, RFK jr., and the Big Guy are running, the Big Guy will win and the media will claim that RFK jr. siphoned off votes from Trump. Trump supporters will get angry – maybe tweet some angry tweets – and go to jail.

      • Beryl of Oyl January 8, 2024 at 12:57 pm #

        Any votes Trump loses to RFK were not his to begin with.

        The people I know of who supported Trump once and no longer do have reasons for that, which were entirely under Trump’s control.

        He could have pardoned Julian Assange. He allowed Mike Pompeo to talk him out of it.

        There was someone named Ross Ubrecht that supporters wanted him to pardon also, he did not.

        Then there was the failure to establish the Vaccine Integrity Commission, or even the Autism one.

        • Jarek January 8, 2024 at 1:35 pm #

          He could have appointed Kennedy, but Jared talked him in to appointing Fauci. How can you drain the swamp when you have swamp creatures as advisors?

          • JohnAZ January 8, 2024 at 2:19 pm #

            Agree 100%.

            Why the hell did he pick, or did Pence pick, the leader of the virology effort that created the monster? ?????????

            Same with Bolton, Same with Barr.

          • SpeedyBB January 11, 2024 at 1:51 pm #

            The Donald at least took Bannon on, for awhile anyway.

            I saw a recent interview with a timid sort of reporter who mentioned the vaxx; Steve just spat back at him “Bioweapon”.

            Shame that Agent Orange could not have made better use of the man’s talents.

          • Paula D January 11, 2024 at 7:30 pm #

            Just like with Flynn, he stabbed Bannon in the back, when the Blob went after them.

            He has only himself to blame for the results.

  19. Jimpa January 8, 2024 at 10:51 am #

    Taibbi has a new article out titled “Trump, America’s Comedian” The Blob keeps giving Trump material and then turns around and says “That’s not funny!” which of course it is.

  20. Beryl of Oyl January 8, 2024 at 10:58 am #

    “A garbage barge of evidence”. Nice.

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  21. Alexander Scipio January 8, 2024 at 11:00 am #

    DJT will never be allowed near the Oval Office again, no matter what it takes.

    RFK Jr has destroyed billions of dollars of property with his eco campaigns – good on him for taking on the Pharmafia and NatSec orgs that whacked his dad and uncle, but he’s talked about camps for non-believers in the climate hoax. Read Elizabeth Nickson, former LIFE chief for Europe and a helluvan investigative reporter. Her substack is too-notch.

    Vivek? Dunno. Certainly no one other than the named three.

    What’s likely, as Ukraine loses and congressmen & -women still need a new war to ensure their living standards via the Complex, we’ll spend a few trillion dollars, thousands of American lives, lose a few carriers (that we’ll pay the Complex billions to replace), and then run away as we’ve been doing since 1945. Unless Taiwan builds and tests a deterrent, they’re toast.

    As soon as people figure this out, the USD will lose reserve status. Congress, having no policy ideas from which to govern and unable to buy votes with foreign buyers of our debt, will implode and the party will be over – along with the Western Civilization our suffragettes are refusing to populate.

    • Blackbird January 8, 2024 at 12:24 pm #

      “Unless Taiwan” ditches their allegiance to the US and reunites with China – and does it really soon – “they’re toast.”

      Fixed it for ya.

      The US will smash Taiwan to shards of silicon before we allow them to return to China.

    • Socrates-Detroit January 8, 2024 at 12:55 pm #

      For those who are interested, there is an interesting book that was written years ago. I have a copy. To my knowledge, author was never sued for libel or defamation.

      Name of the book is “Nemesis” by Peter Evans.

      It’s about Aristotle Onassis and the Kennedys.

      Good read.

      It links Onassis to RFK’s assassination.

      • Beryl of Oyl January 8, 2024 at 1:34 pm #

        I vaguely remember seeing that book. It must be very entertaining.

        • Socrates-Detroit January 8, 2024 at 1:42 pm #

          It is entertaining for sure. It reads more like fiction–but the names are of real people, and many of the events (hearings, meetings) appear to be real events. Others can’t be proven–or perhaps, disproven.

          No lawsuits from the Kennedy family, or the Onassis estate. Good book to read on vacation.

          Vacation. Air travel. Good book. I hope you all have been fortunate enough to enjoy all three. Even better, at the same time!

          • WadeWaters January 9, 2024 at 12:02 pm #

            Interesting.

            The book is in my local library.

            I just requested it.

      • Jarek January 8, 2024 at 1:37 pm #

        Was Jackie in on it?

        • Socrates-Detroit January 8, 2024 at 4:11 pm #

          @jarek

          Yes. I don’t recall to what extent.

          The main theme in the book is the friction/rivalry between Onassis and RFK, which starts in the 1950s, when RFK, as a government lawyer, and Onassis and his lawyers disagree on subsidies or benefits that Onassis got from the US government after WW2. The book cites hearsay that connects Onassis to people connected to Sirhan Sirhan.

          (Ironically, these people are Arab or Palestinian “hit men”, one of the unanticipated consequences of the Arab-Israeli conflict)

          If I recall correctly, Onassis not only felt that Kennedy was wrong, but that Kennedy was trying to make a name for himself at the expense of “rich Onassis”, so RFK could portray himself as a champion of the working man, or middle America.

          Onassis didn’t like that. So the men became rivals.

          With Jackie, I did learn from the book (Nemesis) that in 1963, after the death of her baby son Patrick, Jackie Kennedy took a vacation that included spending time with Onassis on his yacht.

          I always found it very odd….1963, before I was even born. What a year for JFK and Jackie. They lose their newborn in August. Three months later, JFK is shot.

          In between, his wife, spends time with a famous millionaire who has a “not good” history with her brother in law. And her husband isn’t a private millionaire–he’s the President. WTH????

          How does that happen? Can anyone here imagine losing a baby, and having their wife leave the country for two weeks and be the guest of their brother-in-law’s adversary?

          The book probably explained more, but I’ve forgotten. It came out in the same era as “The Long Emergency”, I got it from the same (now closed) Borders bookstore. I’ve been meaning to re-read it but, it’s irrelevant, and there are other things to read.

          • Jarek January 8, 2024 at 11:35 pm #

            It all made perfect sense to her. Such is woman – able to justify anything.

            They can be shamed if the reaction against them is strong enough, but guilt? Usually only as a reaction to the shame inflicted on them from without.

            The conscience is there, but it is dormant or latent. When it activates, they begin screaming as if attacked by a monster, it being so unfamiliar to them.

  22. Suzie January 8, 2024 at 11:11 am #

    Another event looking over the horizon is the WHO PPP Treaty which could end National sovereignty on a worldwide basis if adopted.

    • Blackbird January 8, 2024 at 12:26 pm #

      Yes, the WHO pandemic agreement (or whatever they are calling it at the moment) is a sure sign that another Plandemic is on the horizon – just as Billy “I like ’em young too!” Gates promised.

      • John001 January 8, 2024 at 3:56 pm #

        Tucker Carlson recently interviewed Brett Weinstein on the WHO takeover plan. About 25 mins. long, available on Y.tube. There’s also a transcript available I think.

        • Blackbird January 8, 2024 at 6:53 pm #

          Watched it last night.

          I have a lot of respect for Bret Weinstein. He first came to my attention during the Evergreen State University debacle. He seems to be a very intelligent and thoughtful person – and how rare is that these days?

          However, I don’t think he digs deep enough, and that makes me suspicious. Seems inexplicably naive. Well nobody’s perfect. I value his contributions without trusting him – or anyone else.

          • John001 January 9, 2024 at 12:09 pm #

            Maybe he hasn’t yet realised that there’s a serious resource shortfall (it’s mostly geology and physics, not biology, i.e. his subject). Maybe the deep state is taking the brutal steps it deems necessary as oil extraction declines, to avoid a ‘1789’ moment; for the ruling class that would definitely spoil their day. According to UK Column, someone senior in the UK NHS has just noted the importance of ‘adult vaccination’. The sinister meaning of that seems clear.

            The countries with the most oil and natural gas left seem to be Iraq, Qatar, S. Arabia and Iran. How ‘inconvenient’ to the west. Some countries are even turning the cleanest fuel – natural gas – into diesel, at 55% efficiency, merely because world oil output is falling faster than gas output. Utterly stupid and short-sighted.

  23. woe January 8, 2024 at 11:13 am #

    When I think that I have been paying taxes for this shit for forty plus years, I get nauseous. Funding some deviants who never gave a damn about me or anybody or anything getting rich of the backs of the people of this country. They are not smarter than me or you, they just at the front of the line so they can tell you they fresh out. They manipulate the markets, so you pay more for stocks. real estate, education, health care, everything. And your savings, investments and retirement are used to to fund them also, because they or their family members are at the head of those funds, banks, drug companies, MSM, ect. I beginning to see, if we don’t get rid of central banks and the military industrial complex, I might as well go tell my grandkids to practice picking cotton.

    • neurodoc January 8, 2024 at 12:35 pm #

      Or, perhaps, you might want to teach them to shoot accurately.

      • JohnAZ January 8, 2024 at 2:21 pm #

        Or get the hell out of Dodge.

  24. Mister Roboto January 8, 2024 at 11:14 am #

    In regard to the so-called January 6th insurrection, I think it bears continual pointing out that when a group of disillusioned Iraq-War veterans attempted to merely occupy the steps of the Capitol in 2007 in protest of the illegal invasion and occupation of Iraq, the Capitol Police beat their asses for this attempt. So based on that, what might one infer was actually going on that supposedly fateful afternoon on January 6, 2021? A rank and obvious set-up, perhaps?

    • Beryl of Oyl January 8, 2024 at 11:45 am #

      The US Attorney for DC is threatening to hunt down Americans who stood on Capitol grounds on January 6th.

      Americans walk across those grounds every day, I don’t know if you could walk around DC without stepping foot on federal property, but on that one day it became trespassing even to be there.

      Isn’t federal somewhat synonymous with public?

      • elysianfield January 8, 2024 at 12:04 pm #

        Beryl,
        Why do you continue to seek reason? These incidents are bludgeons, and are not maintained to strike only the guilty. their intent is to generate fear and loathing.

        • Mister Roboto January 8, 2024 at 12:26 pm #

          It certainly makes me keenly miss having Donald Trump as president, something that would have been inconceivable to me back when Trump actually was president.

      • JohnAZ January 8, 2024 at 2:22 pm #

        Not according to the Deep State, that is why a civil war is brewing.

        • elysianfield January 8, 2024 at 3:21 pm #

          A civil war” Recockulous! They know that they cannot rely on the police, nor even the National Guard to put down a popular insurrection. What they would need is…I don’t know, Hessians, volunteers from other countries that do not have a stake in our culture…Healthy military age men who will fight for an iron rice bowl. Where in the hell are they going to get them?

      • tuco22 January 10, 2024 at 2:55 pm #

        Well, it’s supposed to be our house, but it really isn’t, as Jan 6 showed the whole country.

    • Blackbird January 8, 2024 at 12:29 pm #

      “A rank and obvious set-up,” obviously.

      And who was the Judas Goat that led these lambs to incarceration?

      • Jarek January 8, 2024 at 1:39 pm #

        The scaffold commander? The Q-Anon Shaman? Ray Epps? Drumpf?

  25. Ishabaka January 8, 2024 at 11:15 am #

    “So far, this scenario has left out several of the other dispiriting plays that could get our country into even deeper trouble than mere domestic politics offer”
    – here’s something your happy news probably didn’t tell you: the Taliban recently went to North Korea in hopes of acquiring nuclear weapons. They’ve got eighty billion dollars of weapons Old Joe gifted them, so they have bargaining power.

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  26. docmartin January 8, 2024 at 11:31 am #

    Bobby Kennedy will take votes away from Trump, thereby allowing a democrat to win. He will take far more votes from Trump than he will from any democrat candidate. Be careful what you wish for Mr Kunstler.

  27. socialisthater January 8, 2024 at 11:34 am #

    Sorry, JHK, but on this point, I have to disagree. RFK, Jr. is no savior. He is still the grandson of a criminal, and his uncles were little better. We should not forget that the Democrat Party machine that even RFK Jr.’s father mistrusted used the Chicago Democrat mob-controlled machine to tilt Illinois into the Electoral College column that elected JFK. JFK owed his political soul to that Democrat machine and when RFK Jr.’s dad, as AG, started to upset that apple cart–well, both JFK and RFK had to go. Meanwhile, ol’ Uncle Teddy played along with the Democrat machine and was richly rewarded, even after Teddy, accidentally or not, drowned his mistress.

    As for the country, Biden and the Democrat scum continue to destroy the Republic in full force, hoping to complete the job before the 2024 election. The Democrat scum are quickly reaching that point, using the poker game metaphor, that, when you have no way of winning the game even by cheating, your only option is to tip over the table.

    Will the Democrat scum, undoubtedly through cloaked surrogates, try to assassinate Trump? My bet is that they will try it if all else fails. If they succeed, that will be prima facie evidence that the Republic is dead and any civil restraint remaining in the persecuted and oppressed conservatives will be erased. Secession, and full-blown Civil War could easily be the result. Way too many in the Democrat scum are fine with this, thinking that they will win and then institute the dictatorship for which they lust. Ironically, it will be the Democrat-scum-run cities that will be most thoroughly destroyed, along with the leftist hivemind that infests them. They haven’t figured out that, in reality, those cities are now essentially becoming useless parasites on the necessary function of the rest of the country, and that they will be equally as useless to any foreign power wishing to take power of what used to be the U.S. Foreign invaders will be even less tolerant of useless leftist parasites. The simple fact is that conservatives, left to themselves, have useful productive value; leftists do not, except for use as violent surrogates.

    • woe January 8, 2024 at 11:52 am #

      I agree. Those cities, with a little tweaking can easily become concentration camps.

      • Jarek January 8, 2024 at 1:41 pm #

        As Huxley said, Eyeless in Gaza, at the mill with the slaves.

        Was he quoting Blake?

    • Beryl of Oyl January 8, 2024 at 11:55 am #

      I’m not going to hold RFK’s bloodline against him. The man is working hard to redeem himself. Harder than he needs to, IMO but that’s another matter.

      I’m judging him by what I see today, and I see him lacking the will to go into certain areas, and if he doesn’t touch those third rails, he can never actual reform anything, only smooth over the surface.

      He has made no mention that I know of, of Nancy Pelosi. You can’t talk about the rot in government without bringing her up. Not seriously.

      Here’s a question Julie Kelly is asking of Kamala Harris, not that Julie expects an answer:

      “For some still unexplained reason, you—a sitting Senator and incoming VP—left the Capitol after 11am on Jan 6 to go to DNC HQ.

      Why?

      Further, your Secret Service detail didn’t see the “pipe bombs” allegedly planted outside the building.

      How did they miss that?”

      How does someone intent on reform ignore that?

    • elysianfield January 8, 2024 at 11:57 am #

      “Sorry, JHK, but on this point, I have to disagree. RFK, Jr. is no savior. He is still the grandson of a criminal, and his uncles were little better”

      Hater,
      Perhaps it is true that the apple does not fall far from the horse?

    • Blackbird January 8, 2024 at 12:36 pm #

      If Trump is assassinated, it will not be because he is a threat. It will be to provoke his supporters to violence – even “violent” words will be adequate – in order to justify crackdowns on gun-ownership and free speech. And to cause even more division.

      Trump is truly a golem. A monster created by the ruling class to chase the deplorable peasants around.

    • neurodoc January 8, 2024 at 12:51 pm #

      Socialisthater: You’ve given a nice summary of possibilities, the most likely of which, IMO, is regional (red/blue) separation and civil war. If the dem/communists really think they can win such a war (likely via bringing in low IQ savages with blue UN helmets that can be easily pierced with a 9mm at 50 yards), they are DEAD wrong. There are ~350million guns in the US owned by around 120 million people, most of which live in red states (‘….behind every blade of grass..’). A majority of gun owners have training (from fathers, gun clubs, and from required concealed carry courses) and extensive hunting experience; a large subset of this group has ammunition reloading and gunsmith skills. It will be a slaughter, with the end of blue hairs, nose rings, genital obsession, and idiotic ideology.

      • Beryl of Oyl January 8, 2024 at 1:41 pm #

        That’s another thing Jesse Kelly has said, he’s not sure if he can live in a nation where one party can flood the entire country with illegal aliens from all over the world without any pushback (or words to that effect).

        Congress caved on funding this. Caved isn’t even the right word, the never had any intention of opposing it for real.

        These people do not represent me.

        • neurodoc January 8, 2024 at 1:44 pm #

          Taxation without representation!!!!

          • tuco22 January 10, 2024 at 2:59 pm #

            Keep voting for those elected representatives!

      • Jarek January 8, 2024 at 1:43 pm #

        The poor deers!

      • FGB3 January 8, 2024 at 10:43 pm #

        I’ve spent a considerable amount of free time watching YouTube video channels where the owners of said channels are hunters. And I’ve watched other channels where the owners are car lovers.

        I can’t see the Government getting these car guys to give up their internal combustion engine autos – their lives are defined by them. And the hunters live and breath their hobby, whether it is deer, elk, bears; there are also a growing number that use bow and arrow. It’s a whole sub-culture.

        These guys are not pansies I assure you. Before their guns are taken away they are going to take out as many minions of the Government as they can.

    • JohnAZ January 8, 2024 at 2:28 pm #

      Foreign Invaders?

      Like Red Dawn?

      Not necessary, the Dem will just let them walk in.

      Scenario

      China keeps sending people over to the US, crossing the border with no interference. Eventually the West Coast, including British Columbia demographics favor Asian interests. So the west Coast becomes Chinese in its vote, then secedes. BRICS knows that you do not have to go to war with the USA, the Deep State will just give us away.

  28. redrock January 8, 2024 at 12:05 pm #

    Money has nothing to do with the quality of a human being. Power is a drug not prescribed. Fame a mental illness. Always you hear about it. It is the new religion. What a pathetic state. Precious assets frittered away in the pursuit. The media thrive on the worthless sludge and feed it to the brain damaged mass. Hopeless ignorance in the highest realms.

    • redrock January 8, 2024 at 12:05 pm #

      It is all chatter.

  29. Beryl of Oyl January 8, 2024 at 12:15 pm #

    Barack Obama has seeped back out of the woodwork to protect his democracy, the one that they keep telling us about.

    It is high time for Joe to be replaced, the damage is done, they will proceed to Build It Back, Better.

    By better they mean more like a Communist state.

  30. Beryl of Oyl January 8, 2024 at 12:35 pm #

    Bill Ackman- I never paid that much attention to him, he was one of those rich titan types.

    He has written a 4 thousand word essay for X, about how he came to realize what DEI was really about, and now he’s against it, as any sane non-communist would be.

    Business Insider is calling it a manifesto, ad going on the attack against Ackman’s wife, which I’m hearing is a big mistake on their part.

    BI is a German publication, and should really mind their own business (SWIDT?) which is probably communism or maybe Nazism, as this is Germany we are talking about.

    So now we have two of those titan guys, Elon Musk, who was early to the table on this stuff, now joing forces with Ackman.

    This is starting to look like one of those Kung Fu movies.

    Anyway, if you support Affirmative Action today, what you are really supporting is DEI, and it may behoove you to take a gander at the Ackman manifesto and wake the hell up.

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    • GoldenRoad January 8, 2024 at 12:56 pm #

      Give me a break. Ackman became against DEI when he realized it was being used to lower Jewish percentages at elite universities such as the Asians did at UC system. Live by the DEI die by the DEI. Penn was the Ivy admitting large numbers of Jews before the 60’s. Now even they are being cajoled to stop DEI by helicopter Jewish parents who can’t get their kids into their Alma Mater.

      • Beryl of Oyl January 8, 2024 at 1:05 pm #

        He became aware of what DEI really was at that point. He thought this “diversity” stuff was a good thing, prior to that, just like millions of other Americans still believe, despite all evidence to the contrary.

        Better late than never.

        It’s curious to me, RFK Jr. has attended Harvard, yet he hasn’t commented on all this.

        Harvard graduates Elise Stefanik and Vivek Ramaswamy have had plenty to say.

    • Jarek January 8, 2024 at 1:52 pm #

      Elon is with Vivek on wanting to bring in hundreds of thousands of more Indians to take our jobs.

      The IQ cult in his case. That and/or ethnocentrism on the part of Vivek.

      • JohnAZ January 8, 2024 at 2:29 pm #

        Aren’t the Indians the I in BRICS?

  31. Socrates-Detroit January 8, 2024 at 1:10 pm #

    Ackman is a billionaire I had never heard of until he came out against professors who did not eagerly support Israel’s policy of exterminating Palestinians.

    As I understand it, he made his billions by making money with money. When you cut thru all the Forbes-type BS, that ultimately means one is clever and takes money from the masses. If that is the case, he is a parasite.

    With 300 million Americans, if you can skim $5-10 and increase it, there’s 1.5 to 3 billion dollars.

    If I could steal a nickel a year from Americans, no one would miss it, and, I’d have $15 million. Pretty good (for me). We are being play for dollars a day by the Ackmans of America.

    I don’t support DEI. DEI is basically leveraging a real, past crime (slavery followed by social and legal racial discrimination) to oppress the masses.

    But Ackman is not a champion of the oppressed masses. He simply supports the Israeli policy of killing Palestinians and removing them, and anyone who questions that and has a microphone has got to go. That’s it.

    And if trashing DEI is the way to silence dissent on the Israeli genocide, so be it. To Ackman, it’s Eretz Israel Uber Alles.

    Ackman is a member of the blob.

    Musk probably is too, or perhaps was. At least Musk has created things of value–cars, Starlink, and has made money from that. Maybe Musk, like Trump, wants to one-up the blob, so he reaches out to more middle America.

    • Jarek January 8, 2024 at 1:47 pm #

      Want to scrap DEI? Then become comfortable with human inequality. With having virtually no Blacks in real colleges or real college programs.

      Can you do that? No, right? So caveat emptor. Or as Emerson said, Take what you want, but pay the price.

    • Beryl of Oyl January 8, 2024 at 2:12 pm #

      I did not say Ackman was a champion of anything. I said we have two men fighting DEI now, two men with some clout, I might add.

      • JohnAZ January 8, 2024 at 2:35 pm #

        DEI as a goal is benevolent.

        DEI through affirmative action of any kind is RACIST!!!!

        Blacks, Whites, Reds, Yellows all need a level playing field to compete on, no favorites.

        This was the hope for the USA. Liberal politics has ruined it.

        It is failing.

        #1. When are Blacks (and Jews) going to realize that the Democrats are snake oil salesmen and have never, never come through for anyone.

        • Beryl of Oyl January 8, 2024 at 3:16 pm #

          DEI is communism thinly disguised.

          No we don’t need “diversity”. That’s an ugly idea from the globalists, you get this many of this kind and they get this many of that kind and people living in communities where they grew up or among neighbors they know is a bad thing that has to be remedied from on high? That’s crap, and even Jimmy Carter pushed back against the idea when HUD wanted to pull that stunt back in the 70s.

          • BackRowHeckler January 8, 2024 at 6:09 pm #

            Beryl, historical Marxists like Comrade Stalin or Chairman Mao (The Great Helmsman) wouldn’t have much to do with DEI; Chinese look down on blacks, and as for Trannies, Stalin would make short work of them.

            Imagine Stalin one night watching American westerns (his favorite kind of movie) at the Lubyanka with Comrade Beria when an NKVD Colonel bursts in with the news that a gaggle of Trannies — obese men dressed as women — is headed for People’s Kindergarten # 3 in Central Moscow — to read pornographic books to little ones?

            In the Gulags, prisoners for years would wear the clothing they were arrested in. Work teams of Trannies would be seen mining coal in the arctic Vorkuta camps in their red pumps black net stockings, flowery dresses, and outrageous hats.

    • messianicdruid January 9, 2024 at 10:38 am #

      All billionaires are parasites.

      Prove me wrong.

      • Socrates-Detroit January 9, 2024 at 9:54 pm #

        Don’t hold your breath. It will be awhile before some one can formulate a comment that “proves you wrong”.

  32. Roundball Shaman January 8, 2024 at 1:23 pm #

    “Will it be tyranny, collapse, war, civil war, renewal?”

    For many, it is already tyranny and collapse and civil war. And thankfully, renewal.

    We have been beaten down for so long by generations of Governmental abuse, State Media brainwashing, economic pressure, social discord, the collapse of all major social institutions, the breakdown of national borders and the proper rule of law, the undermining of the family and positive legacy values, the destruction of the grand American industrial base, an education system that exists solely to groom and propagandize and not to teach, religious leaders that are scared to preach an unpopular Gospel and who are more concerned with maintaining a pleasant-social-club atmosphere to keep the budget going than speaking up to abusive power…

    that we find it very hard to even think positively any more. But pointing our thinking in a good direction is the only way we can survive this Global Sewer Pit of codified and institutionalized traitorship, malfeasance, rampant grifting, bottom-feeding, racial and gender attack, and genocide by State-sanctioned phama injections.

    We know we are currently captives on a Global Titanic that is going down quickly. And we can cry and moan and bitch about it. Or, we can make or find our own life rafts to let whatever is coming wash upon us… and still survive it.

    One should not concern him or herself with things they can’t control. The focus should be upon the one and only thing that you do control.

    And if you know what that is… there is great hope. And if you don’t… there is none.

    • Jarek January 8, 2024 at 1:49 pm #

      Knowing that their race and nation have no future, increases the hopelessness, mental illness and rate of suicide among young Whites, particularly the males who naturally are supposed to care about such things.

      • Roundball Shaman January 8, 2024 at 2:14 pm #

        Jarek: “Knowing that their race and nation have no future, increases the hopelessness, mental illness and rate of suicide among young Whites, particularly the males who naturally are supposed to care about such things.”

        There is always much talk on this Planet about seeking racial and gender equality. But this very Planetary society has once again proven that such talk is just a lie.

        For hundreds/thousands of years… we’ve had one race that has dominated the Planet. And other races that were denied opportunities. The answer should have been to elevate all races to the same level of social station. But that’s not what’s happened.

        The Planet now has elevated a race of a different shade above the old dominant race. And so, those two races have simply switched positions not of equal status… but of one having to be ‘above’ another.

        So, individuals might seek actual and real equality among all races and both genders. But in practice, the Planet as whole has once again proven it does not seek or want this.

        And as you point out… the same for the status of males. Many years of male dominance have been replaced by the weakening and demonization of males in the Spirit of our Times.

        Races should truly be of equal social status. And the same for gender. But the Planet says, NO!

        In short, this Planet is a fraud. It claims to seek one thing but never really honestly does. We seem to always need to elevate a primary race and gender and to hell with everyone else.

        In truth, we are all made of the same stuff and the same spirit. There is and should be no celebrating superficial attributes. But I guess that just isn’t fun enough for most.

        • TPTB-USA January 8, 2024 at 7:11 pm #

          So, essentially the whole shooting match is nothing more that a GD game?

          That begs the question: So who qualifies to be in charge of the new format for life?

          • Roundball Shaman January 8, 2024 at 7:27 pm #

            TPTB-USA “So, essentially the whole shooting match is nothing more that a GD game?… So who qualifies to be in charge of the new format for life?

            ‘The Game of Life’. We’ve all heard that phrase probably many times. Is that just a simplistic characterization or is Life seriously really a ‘Game’.

            Well, a game has rules. And it has an objective. Does Universe have rules and objectives? Sure thing, so I guess Life is a Game. But not just a game to pass the time away or divert us from doing something else. But a serious game to learn something about who and what we are. And to find a purpose and objective that brings a meaning to the game.

            Who qualifies to be in charge for new formatting? Every single one of us. We are the players. We make up much of this game that Universe provides the game board for. We make many of the rules. And we decide what the objective of life (the game) should be and how we should live it and play it. And we DON’T need the help of Hidden Hands with bad intent or bad thinking with bad intent of our own.

          • TPTB-USA January 8, 2024 at 7:42 pm #

            Can you see to it that the humming birds are reprogrammed so that they don’t fight at the feeder?

          • TPTB-USA January 10, 2024 at 8:23 pm #

            Dr. Willie Soon also would like to know why people like John Kerry, Bill Gates, and Al Gore think they are qualified to be in charge.

            This Is What They Don’t Want You to Know About the Climate Agenda
            youtube.com/watch?v=E7IdLzxzINw

        • Jarek January 8, 2024 at 7:26 pm #

          The World (in the fallen Christian sense of Babylon or Egypt) or Nature? The Black race has a ghost species in its genotype that we don’t have. They are not our ancestors per se.

          One possibility: When our dark skinned (but not Negro) ancestors left Eastern Africa and went into the jungles of Central and West Africa, they encountered the ghost species, probably a variant of Homo Erectus, with brains 1/2 to 5/8 the size of ours. Given the robust relationship between brain size and IQ, the existential question loomed: Breed down or abstain? They chose wrongly, producing perfectly viable offspring, with vastly lowed IQ’s due to the maternal influence. The crossing was widespread and sustained. The final result was the Black race as we know them.

          Again, our ancestors who went north did not do this and we do not have the ghost species in our genotype. So the same choice faces us: Breed with people who have an IQ of 70 (the Black African average) or abstain? The resulting offspring does not have the IQ to maintain our civilization.

          The spirit? Fine. But the instrument or vehicle is important. A violinist can not make his best music on a beat up old fiddle. Likewise, a high soul needs a high level brain, the instrument of the soul in this world.

          • FGB3 January 8, 2024 at 9:27 pm #

            That’s an interesting theory Jarek. I hadn’t heard that one! In one sense there is some truth in what you claim simply because the African continent, their home, never produced any kind of civilization on a par with the rest of the World. Oh they had their civilizations, but not on a par with Europe or China, or India.

            Which is NOT to say that all negroes are dumb! Far from it. I know you were speaking in general terms. One of the smartest men I’ve ever known is the sublime Thomas Sowell. But he and his cohort are such a small, small minority. And Tom is their worst critic. It is very difficult to call a black man racist against black people.

      • Blackbird January 8, 2024 at 2:30 pm #

        Do you know any young, white males Jars?

        I do. Most of them rot their minds listening to that goddamned ghetto noise – despite the fact that they are Trump supporters, want to go down to the border and shoot illegals, and will shoot anyone who tries to stick a needle in their arm.

        They can’t see beyond the surface.

        And young white women? Forget it… They want the toxic manliness of blacks – even as they berate their men/boys for not emasculating themselves enough.

        But yeah, still plenty of mental illness and suicide.

        • Jarek January 8, 2024 at 4:45 pm #

          Yes, utter tragedy. I was crossing the street and a White guy’s car was blaring a rap “song” about White trash.

          They are utterly lost. Just as the Elite wanted them to be by promoting all things Black as good and Whites as lame and/or bad.

          Sumner Redstone came up with the idea of promoting a local phenomena called rap. Now it’s the soundtrack of Kali Yuga.

          • Blackbird January 8, 2024 at 7:10 pm #

            I read an article a couple years ago in which some black musician claimed to have attended a meeting with record company executives, during which he claims that the executives explained that rap (it self-identified as “hip-hop” by then) was intended to undermine American society – although not in so many words. This black musician wanted nothing to do with this, and therefore seems to have disappeared from the music scene.

            You probably read the same article.

            Mix cultures and you get the lowest common denominator as the new “culture”. And that’s without intentional manipulation. With intentional manipulation, you get L’il Nas X.

          • elysianfield January 9, 2024 at 12:25 pm #

            Jarek,
            Yeah, rap and marijuanas…

            https://www.reddit.com/r/atheism/comments/quek3/get_high_deny_christ/

        • Roundball Shaman January 8, 2024 at 7:12 pm #

          Blackbird: “… young, white males… Most of them rot their minds listening to that goddamned ghetto noise… They can’t see beyond the surface. And young white women? Forget it… They want the toxic manliness of blacks – even as they berate their men/boys for not emasculating themselves enough.”

          Young people have to own what they have become… and are personally responsible for who and what they are (as for us all). But it’s necessary to remember that they did not turn out this way organically from nature or all on their own. They were programmed to be this way from toxic social conditioning and the collapse of good parenting and sound ethical influences from school or church or beneficial extended family. And the rampant poison of social media which allows soul-crushing garbage to be dispensed World-wide at the touch of a keystoke and which encourages Group Think and not using one’s own mind and agency for anything but full service to vigorously promoted social engineering memes and other social directives for the intention of shaping a needy and sickly society.

          For many (no, not all young people)… this is just a bad harvest from bad seeds (or bad tending of those seeds). And enlightened people know that none of this happened by accident. It was deliberately planned and executed by those Hidden Hands that seek to ruin future generations and create an unstable, unproductive, angry, hurting, confused, spineless population that is ripe for using and then eventual erasure.

          Get used to an entire future whole world of conformist robots who listen to babbling thump-thump-thump all day while looking for someone of the ‘other’ race to procreate with at night. And then not parent them when they ‘come along’.

          Cue Louis Armstrong’s “What A Wonderful World”. Just mix in plenty of thumps and dumb-down the lyrics to sound like childish babbling.

          • Blackbird January 9, 2024 at 1:40 pm #

            I completely agree Roundball. These dead-end kids are largely products of their environments. Children raising children raising children, ad infinitum.

            The so-called “baby boom generation” was the first (in this country) to achieve neotony – reaching physical maturity without also reaching mental and emotional maturity. Each generation is a greater failure than the last.

            It may be that many younger folks lack the capacity for self-awareness, and will never develop the ability to take control of their lives.

            Exactly as our masters desire.

          • Paula D January 9, 2024 at 4:34 pm #

            Speaking of US cultural domination….I was at a bar in New Orleans, waiting for the music to start.

            It was so crowded that I asked some people if I could share their booth. They turned out to be from Greece.
            There were Japanese people standing right in front of us.

            Anyway, they played What A Wonderful World as we were waiting, and everyone in the bar started singing along.
            Everybody knew the words, although a lot them were clearly from other countries.

            It was actually quite fun.

          • Roundball Shaman January 9, 2024 at 4:59 pm #

            Paula D: “… They turned out to be from Greece. There were Japanese people standing right in front of us… Everybody knew the words, although a lot them were clearly from other countries.”

            It is during occasions like these that the word ‘Globalism’ isn’t a dirty word. Globalism is bad when it is used as a sledgehammer to destroy sovereignty. But it’s not a dirty word when people from various places can share something together and get along like this.

          • Ron Anselmo January 9, 2024 at 9:46 pm #

            RS – the Globalism of old, the Chinatowns, the Hell’s Kitchens & Little Italy’s, were fine too.

            Everybody got along, even though the inhabitants of these neighborhoods kept & preserved their native cultures.

            Actually, that diversity was welcomed and respected – it made cities more vibrant – a value-added situation.

            Nowadays, the Globalists lie about, and try to sell diversity, when their intention is homogenization – the exact opposite.

            When cultural Marxists destroy cultures, nuclear families and then religions, there is nothing left to pledge allegiance to but the State. Exactly as they want.

          • Jarek January 10, 2024 at 1:26 pm #

            Ron: Fine? In other words, our larger cities were full of groups in the process of assimilating? In other words, not Globalism.

            Not fine? Some of those groups were never going to assimilate but rather attempt to overthrow the dominant culture. In other words, not Globalism but nationalism of different peoples.

            It seemed to work the way a person in the early stages of a terminal cancer may seem to be fine.

          • Roundball Shaman January 10, 2024 at 2:04 pm #

            Ron Anselmo: “… the Globalism of old, the Chinatowns, the Hell’s Kitchens & Little Italy’s, were fine too. Everybody got along, even though the inhabitants of these neighborhoods kept & preserved their native cultures.”

            Yes, those were/are great and unique cultures living side-by-side. It was not a Globalism of integration and dilution of individual culture into a Singularity but a Globalism of Small Region where a single City could be a small-sized version of the entire World where one could sample several heritage legacies within just a few hours or days. A sense of cooperation of cultures that get to keep their identity while proving they can cooexist with each other.

            The Dark Powers have worked hard to turn cooperation into a dirty word. Conflict is all They want. Uniformity (under Them) is all They want. An anti-human agenda.

            But that will never compare with going to a Jewish bakery early in the morning… going to a Mexican restaurant for lunch… having an afternoon snack at a French pastry shop… going to an Italian restaurant for dinner… and all the while listening to Mississippi Delta Blues (or Chicago House Music) out of your car speakers all day (and then working out the next day to burn off some of those calories!).

            God made us all unique individuals and cultures to be celebrated. Screw Dark State Globalism to the Hot Place.

          • Ron Anselmo January 11, 2024 at 12:21 am #

            Janos – cancerous cells are diseased cells, needing to be rightfully eradicated, as they threaten the health of the body.

            Who’s to say the residents of Chinatown, Hell’s Kitchen or Little Italy were, or are, threatening the dominant culture?

            It’s akin to a woman getting a double mastectomy on the outside chance that she may someday develop breast cancer.

            I grew up in South Florida – the Cuban exiles – escaping Castro’s communism – built and still reside in the “Little Havana” section of Miami.

            Since the early sixties, they never gave up their culture and have no intention of taking over the dominant culture. To go for a stroll down Calle Ocho for Cuban coffee is a treat.

            At the risk of cultural appropriation, many of the girls are muy caliente as well.

          • Ron Anselmo January 11, 2024 at 12:36 am #

            RS – we agree. You’re far more articulate and explanatory in saying what I was trying to say. No way I could have said it any better. Thanks.

          • Jarek January 11, 2024 at 12:41 am #

            I said that some could assimilate and were doing so. And that others could not (Blacks) or would not (Jews). Chinese? Very able, and very different. Probably will not for the most part.

            Muslims in Europe were very clear: We’re going to assimilate in terms of being able to function. But culturally, no. The EU kept taking them anyway.

            Foodies will sell their inheritance for a mess of pottage or chicken chow mein.

        • Paula D January 9, 2024 at 4:27 pm #

          Yesterday we were listening to a St. Louis station and there was a segment called Global Grooves.

          So, they played a bunch of hip hop music, one from Singapore, one from Cambodia, and other places I can’t remember.

          I remarked to my husband that Global Music sounds a lot like American music, globalized.
          I guess the same thing happened earlier with swing, jazz, and rock-n-roll.

          That’s what they mean by US cultural dominance.

          • Paula D January 9, 2024 at 4:32 pm #

            The only country that was recognizable was India. They had their own spin.

          • Roundball Shaman January 9, 2024 at 5:04 pm #

            Paula D: “Yesterday we were listening to a St. Louis station and there was a segment called Global Grooves… I remarked to my husband that Global Music sounds a lot like American music, globalized.”

            Years ago there was a great Blues music show on the weekends coming out of a small suburban St. Louis station called, ‘Nothin’ But The Blues’. The host was very knowledgeable and they played a great variety of mostly early Blues music.

            Like the Blues… some forms of organic American music are just magic. While other forms are just assaults of one’s eardrums and gross violations of peace and sanity.

          • Paula D January 9, 2024 at 7:52 pm #

            Agree, Shannon.

      • JohnAZ January 8, 2024 at 2:36 pm #

        Yes!!!

        I have a grandson just out of school experiencing some of those feelings right now.

  33. FGB3 January 8, 2024 at 2:49 pm #

    RE: Trump’s Assassination

    Ordinary citizens are dying left and right, from “medical emergency”, and the paid media propaganda (NY Times, CNN, et al) has effectively shut down any reporting on that.

    Look folks – when they control the media they’ve got us by the neck. They’ve blatantly stolen a presidential election. They’ve killed a lot of people with the pandemic plus bio-weapon to “cure” it. They’ve used agentes provocateurs to stage an “insurrection” and jailed our fellow Americans without trial. They’ve started a war in Europe and now the Middle East (again). They’ve illegally brought in millions of foreigners for who knows what ultimate purpose? They’ve wrecked the economy.

    They’ve done all this and not had to account for it to us, The People, because they control the narrative, the Congress, the state houses, the courts…as George Carlin famously observed, “They’ve got ya by the balls!”.

    Some perceptive reader above pointed out that if you can destroy the Middle Class, you have yourself a feudal world. Way back at the end of the 19th century and the early years of the 20th, a group formed and called itself the Fabian Society. One of its founding members was H.G. Wells.

    Wells wrote an innocent sounding book in 1901 entitled, “Anticipations of Mechanical and Scientific Progress Upon Human Life and Thought”. It was published by Harper & Bros. In it he makes a case for blaming all ills of Society upon a Middle Class. I have a PDF of the whole book. I don’t recall where I got it on the InterWeb but it’s (of was) there for free.

    Wells and his fellow Fabians eventually morphed into the Royal Institute of International Studies (aka Chatham House) in Britain and the Council on Foreign Relations in America – although the Fabian Society still exists. So this whole World Economic Forum, Club of Rome, Bilderberger jazz got started a long time ago. It’s a classic conspiracy operated by a powerful, multi-generational cabal.

    This cabal has been patiently working towards their elitist paradise for a very, very long time and now the current members of same believe that at last they have achieved their goal. Although they kept a low profile in the past, now they have so much power and control that they have come out into the open.

    They don’t give a shit what people like you and I think. As for the rest of the populace, yeah as someone said above, they’re busy with the NFL Playoffs, getting tattoos and dying their hair blue, falling for the latest get rich quick scheme, and bending over hypnotized by their “smart phone” which makes them dumb, dumb, dumb.

    Accept the inevitable. This country is going down. Real hard. Reality willbe completely re-booted. “Hard times create strong men, strong men create good times, good times create weak men, and weak men create hard times”.

    • Socrates-Detroit January 8, 2024 at 8:52 pm #

      @FGB3

      Very well said!!!. You get it, my friend. Cecil Rhodes, the Fabians, the RIIA, the CFR, the Income Tax, the Trilateral Commission.

      Forty years ago, if one in 500 Americans had heard of these groups, we’d be lucky.

      These people foisted the Income Tax, the Federal Reserve, and Keynesianism, in order help them with their goal of “world domination thru financial manipulation”. Fiat currency and inflation really help enrich the very few at the expense of everyone else.

      As you say, they operated in the shadows, but now that they feel they have essentially reeled the fish in, they are not so shy anymore.

      That’s why today, I bet one in 20, or more, has heard of the WEF. The WEF feels they are almost there–and now, they feel stepping into the limelight will help them! And the sad fact is, today’s 30-50 year olds may have more degrees, but they are more ignorant than their peers from the 1940s thru the 1970s. Even the 1980s. More gullible…

      “Tragedy and Hope. A History of the World in Our Time” by Dr. Carroll Quigley, early 1960s, discusses these nefarious people and groups. It is said Macmillan only printed about 12-1500 copies. I can say, that after I learned of this book, it took me many years and several university/college libraries before I found it. I think at Eastern Carolina University, of all places!

      Eventually, one could buy a paperback reprinted edition on-line. I have one, it seems like a legitimate reproduction.

      Quigley supported the “one-worlders” and was one of them–that’s why he wrote his 1000 page big book, because he believed agreed with their aims and believed they should be known. Toward the end of his life, Quigley is said to have changed his views. Thanks Dr.

      Ultimately, while the rabbit hole is murky, if you one could follow it all the way, one will find the Devil and the forces of darkness. He is not called the Great Deceiver for nothing. And he works in parallel–inflation, war, breakdown of the family, harassment of religion, DEI–anything that causes chaos.

      God has allowed him to have free reign on the earth, to the extent that men (and women) follow him, and to the extent God allows.

      We are likely on a downward trajectory. Things will probably get worse, but at some point God will simply put a stop to things, the fight between good and evil will end. So in anticipation, we individually need to get right with God. Easier said than done.

      • FGB3 January 8, 2024 at 9:16 pm #

        Socrates-Detroit, I appreciate your remarks. I know exactly what you wrote re: Quigley, etc. I decided to keep my comment as short as possible. But yes one can expand this theme outwards as ripples in a pond and it will reach many places.

        I first got educated about this whole scenario from Edward Griffin and his monumental book The Creature fro Jekyll Island. That book changed my life that’s for sure. I’ve recommended him to JHK and all he did was to accuse Ed of anti-semitism, rather than even consider his work. (I don’t believe Ed Griffin is an anti-semite. He’s far too intelligent to do that).

        It’s big book and goes into all sorts of places and times. Most people today have been too conditioned by our 30 second media to be able to devote the time necessary to read it. Which, again, is why I don’t see any way to forestall this disaster.

        As for God “putting a stop to things” – it’s my perception that (a) God helps those who help themselves, and (b) God works through people, us. Remember those Old Testament books where the Jews/Hebrews screwed up and Jehovah let them be brought down. He did not stop the Assyrians, et al.

        • Jarek January 9, 2024 at 1:28 pm #

          Jews dominate finance, foreign policy, and media. Is it too much to ask, How are they doing? Are they serving the United States or something else? Or is this, “anti-Semitic”?

      • JohnAZ January 9, 2024 at 9:22 am #

        There is a battle going on all right. God versus the “Devil”. The battle is within each one of us.

        The Animal, “bad” side of us, greed, pecking order AKA power, ethnocentrism, deviancy is in constant battle with the Godly example we are born with and absorb throughout our lives. IOW, we are all imbued with both forces.

        Jesus preached to reach the Kingdom of God, our inner Godly side, teaching us it is up to us as individuals to be Good people, followers of the TWO commandments.

        Aha, a key word, the Force. The Good side and the Bad side.

        What you both are saying is that the reinforcement of the Good side in today’s society is declining and the Evil side is starting to prevail. It is the fault of pathetic parenting and societal role models.

        I totally agree.

        AND, God has had a way of dealing with rotten societies.’

  34. dale January 8, 2024 at 3:14 pm #

    Kennedy appears to be The Last American Statesman.

  35. Ed Haskell January 8, 2024 at 4:31 pm #

    Mr. Kunstler,

    My opinion about Trump and RFK Jr: The Unity Ticket where Bobby is The Don’s sidekick.

    Those guys in office would be the Blob’s nightmare. Which means America would benefit.

    Cheers

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    • elysianfield January 9, 2024 at 2:16 am #

      “The Unity Ticket where Bobby is The Don’s sidekick.”

      Ed,
      Yeah, just like Pence….

  36. BigJake January 8, 2024 at 6:17 pm #

    “If anything, RFKJr appears unpretentiously authentic, respectful, resolute, and reverent about history’s tragic arc.”

    ???????????????????????????????????????????

    OMFG this is so damned funny. This clown is a typical gun-banning leftist. He’s a Demonrat.

    Kunstler, you’ve gone full retard. Never go full retard.

    • FGB3 January 8, 2024 at 9:04 pm #

      Kennedy was asked about his previous statement on the NRA during an interview with Sean Hannity on Oct. 10, in which he explained that he did not recall ever calling the NRA a terror group. He also stated he does not consider the NRA a terror group and that he supports the Second Amendment.

  37. devnickle January 8, 2024 at 6:58 pm #

    I could never vote for RFK Jr.
    He’s a staunch gun control advocate, and his anti-vaccine rhetoric is a bit, say, whackadoodle?

    The good part about Democrats voting for him, is it’s one less vote for the party of chaos and lunacy.

  38. PeteAtomic January 8, 2024 at 7:45 pm #

    5 states will not have a democrat primary, so far. I’m sure more with join the charade.

    I was listening to State Radio’s interview of Harry Dunn, today. If you don’t know, he is a former Capitol policeman who was involved against struggling against the “violent insurrectionists” (State Radio phrase). Dunn is running in his comfortably democrat corner of Maryland for the House of Representatives. Dunn talked a lot about “democracy”. Dunn believes that “democracy as we know it” (Dunn’s words) will end forever with another Trump Presidency.

    I’ve come to understand that we have a nation where “democracy” has many different meanings.

    In State Media & Dunn’s, one man on the ballot in an election, IS “democracy”.

    RFK, Jr. is running an independent, luckily.

    However, this regime will treat him as malevolently as everyone else. Expect cooked up allegations, fake accusers, “Russian disinfo”, and a river of lies against Bobby Kennedy.

    • messianicdruid January 9, 2024 at 11:36 am #

      “I’ve come to understand that we have a nation where “democracy” has many different meanings.”

      Too many definitions and too many qualifiers for concise communication.

      Some things cannot be smooshed together without ruin.

  39. anmariwakaranai January 8, 2024 at 7:58 pm #

    Happy Epiphany! “We three Kings…. but the slaughter of innocents followed. Wait for it, I mean, watch it happening everywhere now.

    Big storm incoming. Candles water, curry n rice, bannana bread imminently, lol. Will read jhk.

    • The Man They Call Zazelle January 9, 2024 at 8:44 am #

      I’ve got peeled frozen bananas in the freezer.

      I also just made a chocolate marble cheesecake that I could share with Jarek over a cold glass of milk while we chat about women.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle January 9, 2024 at 9:44 am #

        Does Jarek like cheesecake? Well, put it this way: Are women, cheesecake? Exactly.

  40. FGB3 January 8, 2024 at 8:59 pm #

    One thing I didn’t get into earlier today when I wrote about the Fabian Society, and H.G. Wells, and their hatred of the Middle Class, was how this whole trajectory of increasing danger in the near future was, or has, affected my life, while it is also, of course, threatening our country.

    What it has done for me is to generate a profound sense of Gratitude. I am so much more cognizant of how good my life is today, while at the same time knowing that it is going to get very bad in future. Hence, I enjoy each day that remains, with the Shit Not Yet Having Hit the Fan.

    I am really very fortunate in having grown in a High, as Strauss and Howe called the 1950s. It is unfortunate, however, that that Piper must be paid now, at the end of this life. I am 75 years old and the old Actuarial Table is increasingly a factor.

    Anyway, I thought this was worth sharing with y’all.

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    • beantownbill. January 8, 2024 at 9:35 pm #

      @FGB3:

      Sometimes I get pessimistic, too. But life is a balance. If there’s bad on one side of the scale, there can be good on the other. It’s true I often despair about the future, but to balance that off, sometimes I feel hopeful. Right now I feel somewhat hopeful.

      If the scale stays on the right side for awhile longer, medicine may be able to postpone the piper so we live a lot longer. Life is filled with many ups and downs. Why not give ourselves a break and put out some positive energy? Maybe we’re doomed, but even so, with positive energy, at least we could enjoy ourselves while we live.

      • FGB3 January 9, 2024 at 12:17 am #

        “…at least we could enjoy ourselves while we live”. That’s it, that’s what I’m doing. I could have saved a lot of words! LOL

        • messianicdruid January 9, 2024 at 11:40 am #

          We are living two realities. One is personal and includes those you touch. The other is collective and consists of mostly lemmings.

    • JohnAZ January 9, 2024 at 9:30 am #

      You were raised in a high, conditioned by people who professed Godliness to you as a youth.

      WE do not understand the later generations as they have all in turn moved away from God.

      A big question is Why, why do people move away from Godliness toward Evil?

      Fear of death? Sin? It feels good? I hate God, who does He think He is?

      The Fourth Turning?

  41. edpell January 8, 2024 at 9:29 pm #

    Austin

    liposuction gone bad?

    suicide attempt gone bad?

    psychotic break?

    urge to tell the truth that needed time to break him back into role?

    • The Man They Call Zazelle January 9, 2024 at 8:59 am #

      Fortunately, we here up in the other glorified open-air prison don’t have to worry about such things.

      On the other hand, Austin Texas is experimenting with tiny houses for the homeless.

    • The Man They Call Zazelle January 9, 2024 at 9:00 am #

      (AKA, Canada)

    • PeteAtomic January 9, 2024 at 9:59 am #

      Perhaps Austin is going the way of the rest of the Biden regime & got a botched sex change operation.

      ? who knows

      • The Man They Call Zazelle January 9, 2024 at 10:59 am #

        A trick I learned to avoid botched sex-change operations is to simply identify with the other sex, or if I’m in the mood, with whatever. A ‘furry’ maybe or, pfft, whatever. Who knows. I’m not very good at this yet.

  42. jim January 8, 2024 at 10:07 pm #

    “Will it be tyranny, collapse, war, civil war, renewal? Probably some wicked combo of all that.”

    That sums up are present options so nicely.

    This evening I’m partial to ever-widening wars and an acceleration of the soft totalitarian alternative where half the population consents to their own domination without realizing it, while the other half (most of us) find ourselves living in a type of purgatory with one foot in particular communities and the other foot living outside and often feeling cursed, banished and alone.

    It remains to be seen whether the cursed, banished and alone can become capable of collectively overcoming such imposed conformity.

    • Ron Anselmo January 9, 2024 at 12:16 am #

      We will, Jim. Two words: kinetic & asymmetric.

    • The Man They Call Zazelle January 9, 2024 at 8:56 am #

      One word: Secession.

      It could very well be a bit of a silver bullet, no pun that has to do with bullets intended.

      • Ron Anselmo January 9, 2024 at 5:07 pm #

        Zazzy – your word is a condition precedent – to my two words. So, I’ll buy it, but it’s actually three words, not one or two.

    • JohnAZ January 9, 2024 at 9:41 am #

      Study history, Rome, HRE, England, USSR, what you see is a slow decline, with the power of the purse with the individual declining over a fairly long period of time. You look around today and see the symptoms of this everywhere. The USA’s power of the purse is declining and now accelerating with the non-answers the Deep State keeps feeding us. I note that one thing in common between the above examples was the determination of central authority to “fix” the problems with more control and regulation where the real answers lie with the individuals to better themselves.

      Jarek, do you read me on this one? Yes, the operations of the Black community are a drag pulling us down. How to fix it? Tough Love, cut them off, stop the gimmes. Same with all the dependent gimmes.

      The chances of that are zero.

  43. FGB3 January 8, 2024 at 10:57 pm #

    One aspect of this situation that I continue to think about is this: the people who are in power, in charge of this treason against America, as well as those in foreign lands that are participating in this take-down of America – you know those guys that fly into Davos every year? – all those folks are far too comfortable. They have never had to face consequences for their acts.

    They can arrest, imprison, kill other people; they can lie, steal and prey upon others, but they are never brought to any justice. They must believe that they are invulnerable. They can assassinate anyone they want without any consequences.

    Well, what surprises me, is that no one has decided to make them feel significantly uncomfortable. Really vulnerable. If they had to keep looking over their shoulders all the time, what do you think that might be like? Eh?

    • Ron Anselmo January 9, 2024 at 12:21 am #

      FGB3 – they shouldn’t have to look over their shoulders – cowards take people from behind. I want them to face us – look us in the eye – as we square up and take them out.

    • JohnAZ January 9, 2024 at 9:48 am #

      They are in control, they make the laws and enforce the laws.

      Elections have been the control on the government, with voters inspired by the information passed from the Press.

      UH-huh. Right there, the biggest problem. The PTB now control the media, elections have been controlled by illicit voting schemes. The total lack of investigating the phony elections of 2020 and 2022 shows the control the Deep State exerts. How? Both sides are on the same side of the fence.

      • OG January 9, 2024 at 10:32 am #

        The chickens have finally come home to roost. The US of A meddled in other people’s “free elections” all over the earth for decades while Americans either ignored that or thought it cute.

        It’s not so cute now, eh?

        • JohnAZ January 9, 2024 at 11:12 am #

          OG, good point.

          I wonder:

          What would the conclusions be if the last two elections were put under the same scrutiny as those overseas elections we stuck our noses into?

          Hmmm, maybe that is what the MAGAs wanted and were unanimously denied by the DEep State.

        • Paula D January 9, 2024 at 8:05 pm #

          Note that while Americans were being assured in 2004 that the election was fair and square, and the fact that the exit polls differed from the announced vote count only meant that exit polls were totally unreliable and should never be relied upon…..
          as that propaganda was being spewed, Ukraine had an election.
          Only two weeks after dumbass Americans were lectured that exit polls were unreliable and could never be relied upon, we were then told that exit polls had showed that the Ukraine election was flawed and should be redone.
          And then the US paid protesters to sit on Maidan Square until the election was redone and the US-backed candidate won.

          Americans are Too Stupid To Live.

          And now we’re going through the same thing with Serbia. As we were being told that questioning the 20202 election results is outrageous, as well as treasonous and grounds for imprisonment, the US paid protestors in Belgrade to accuse the government of committing election fraud, and told us that the riots were a sign of democracy.

          And no one seems to notice, no one seems to care.

      • messianicdruid January 9, 2024 at 11:53 am #

        “They are in control, they make the laws and enforce the laws.”

        We obey the so-called laws they make up. We do not enforce our laws.

        False rulemakers [ g-o-d-s ], leaders without authority, but plenty of foolowers.

  44. SoftStarLight January 9, 2024 at 3:23 am #

    I wonder though if the black swans truly wish to be put to the side. Perhaps this is why they feel they must make themselves known. I honestly would prefer a turquoise swan. Think of what that would be like.

    • Blackbird January 9, 2024 at 5:19 pm #

      A turquoise swan is even rarer than a black swan, making them more unexpected, and therefore potentially more hazardous.

      Be careful what you wish for.

      • SoftStarLight January 9, 2024 at 6:24 pm #

        Good point. I was imagining that the turquoise swan was a good thing. Wishy wishy wishy

  45. SoftStarLight January 9, 2024 at 3:28 am #

    “Joe Biden” is not really a person, but rather a deeply sick humiliation ritual?

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  46. SoftStarLight January 9, 2024 at 3:32 am #

    File this in the how many more times can you annoy me today file. So all these people are saying that google earth clearly shows a mass grave on Epstein island. And this is shocking in what way? These people leave mass graves everywhere they go, duh.

    • benr January 9, 2024 at 6:56 am #

      Yep, how else do you keep people quiet who have been severely abused or involved in snuff films and satanic rituals?

      • SoftStarLight January 9, 2024 at 5:03 pm #

        Exactly, thank you, like what are people thinking?

    • Ron Anselmo January 9, 2024 at 5:11 pm #

      Dreamy, having been flattered in the past, that I’m even in your book, I’m filing this one under, no amount of your comments ever amount to annoying.

      • SoftStarLight January 9, 2024 at 6:25 pm #

        Aww Ron. Would you still say that if i told you that you were a yummy little snack lol? jk that’s sweet of you to say 😉

        • Ron Anselmo January 9, 2024 at 10:53 pm #

          It’s true, I enjoy all your comments – they’re fused with equal parts current life intellect & past life intuition – a rare mix and a refreshing combination.

          Sharing this at the risk of Janos’ accusations of pandering, in 3…2…

          Keep the intellect & intuition coming, Dreamy, they are appreciated.

  47. benr January 9, 2024 at 6:55 am #

    All you can do is laugh these people do nothing but scam and rig the system every chance they get.
    Pay offs kickbacks bribes like one big mafia family.
    The modern-day progressive Commie Democrat.

    \\\\\https://www.oann.com/newsroom/fani-willis-accused-of-improper-romantic-relationship-with-top-trump-prosecutor/

    Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis has been accused of hiding a “personal and romantic relationship” with one of the top prosecutors she brought in to work on her case against former President Donald Trump.

    In a case filed on Monday by Michael Roman, one of Trump’s former campaign staff members, he accused Willis and special prosecutor Nathan Wade of having a relationship beyond work in a bombshell allegation.

    The filing stated that the two “have been engaged in an improper, clandestine personal relationship during the pendency of this case.”

    Roman claimed that both parties “personally benefitted” from the relationship, as Wade was paid $654,000 for his role in assisting her office to prosecute Trump.

    Additionally, the motion added that the money he was making was used to pay for lavish vacations he took with Willis.

    “Information obtained outside of court filings indicates that the district attorney and special prosecutor have traveled personally together to such places as Napa Valley, Florida and the Caribbean and the special prosecutor has purchased tickets for both of them to travel on both the Norwegian and Royal Caribbean cruise lines. Traveling together to such places as Washington, D.C. or New York City might make sense for work purposes in light of other pending litigation, but what work purpose could only be served by travel to this traditional vacation destinations?” the filing questioned.

    The submission further mentioned that there was “no substantiating evidence” indicating that Willis had the authorization for the substantial salary allocated to compensate Wade for his efforts on the case.

    A spokesperson for Willis, Pallavi Bailey, stated that the DA’s office will respond to the allegations “through appropriate court filings.”

    Roman is one of 18 co-defendants being charged by Willis. She claims that Trump and 18 others took part in a vast conspiracy to allegedly “forcibly attempt to maintain the presidential office” after Democrat Joe Biden was named as the winner.

    Trump is facing 13 charges in Georgia. Willis charged the 45th president with violating the Georgia RICO Act, solicitation of violation of oath by a public officer, conspiring to impersonate a public officer, conspiring to commit forgery in the first degree and conspiring to file false documents.

    He has pleaded not guilty to all of the charges.

    • JohnAZ January 9, 2024 at 9:56 am #

      Benr

      In a judicious,, the law is blind society that used to exist here, these dipsticks, Smith, Willis and the B**** in New York would have been taken off the case with the derogatory BS they have expressed toward Trump. Bias like they have shown should never be allowed in a courtroom.

      The bullshit cases they have invented about Trump should disqualify them. It will be interesting to see how the ultimate deciders come out, his peer group. A major hurdle? Jury selection, how to keep politics out of it.

      • kbird January 9, 2024 at 2:36 pm #

        Johnaz,
        hahahahahahaha it’s almost funny if you weren’t such a sad, pathetic, whiney, victim, wanker.

        I love how every single one of Dumps cases are bullshit in your teeny tiny brain. In your sad little world, every single judge that has ruled against Trump is bullshit, every single GRAND JURY, those are all bullshit? Every single one, you deplorables are the sickest of them all, crying babies when you don’t get your way. Waaaah, Trump Won!! Cry me a river lol. My favorite is all the “Evidence” of stolen election, oh just wait, it will come out!! Snooze, still waiting…let’s see it? Or do I need to do my own research?? Talk about Sheep, ya’ll are sheep to Trump. So sad, worshipping such a man, you don’t give two shits about our country. You Deplorables are the traitors, you don’t give a shit about Law and Order, you are the most un American of them all. All your party cares about is taking things away from people. Go fix your tinfoil hat John, it’s a lil crooked today.

        • JohnAZ January 9, 2024 at 4:19 pm #

          How about you straightening your name-calling full of bullshit hat, kbird. You know nothing about any of the procedures going on, you have no info that says the election was not fixed except the words of a few well paid off Demoncrat or RINO apologists. We will never know if there was fraud because your Leftist Deep State pals will never allow an investigation. Just like Covid.

          No, you are the traitors to the Constitution of this country. Law and order, blind justice no longer exists in this country. Ever hear of Habeas Corpus, how come J6 folks are still in jail without trial in your glorious Deep State. I will tell you why, because the entire think is a Deep State pile of shit.

        • benr January 9, 2024 at 6:29 pm #

          This ain’t birdshit rock kbird stop slinging guano.
          Talk about an unhinged ridiculous post.

    • Ron Anselmo January 9, 2024 at 11:22 am #

      Look at Fani Willis, then take a look at Roman’s defense attorney. I swear – just like DJT – they do it on purpose, just to trigger the liberals. Every one is a smoke show.

      • Ron Anselmo January 9, 2024 at 11:26 am #

        Ashleigh Merchant

        • Ron Anselmo January 9, 2024 at 12:57 pm #

          DJT lawyer: Alina Habba

  48. The Man They Call Zazelle January 9, 2024 at 8:32 am #

    “You’re in Germany, but from US, yes? If so, would you ever consider returning? Maybe if/when some States secede?” ~
    The Man They Call Zazelle January 7, 2024 at 8:08 pm

    “Dunno. In many ways I prefer Europe, but [one’s country is one’s country].

    The US changed for me after 9/11. Even more critical sectors of American society still seem to have no interest in what happend that day or just how far we have fallen.

    Heck, even Covid hasn’t entirely woken up many here.

    If I do return, I will be heading somewhere ruralish.” ~ Night Owl January 8, 2024 at 3:54 am

    Understood…

    It seems quite possible that State secession/disunity might cure or help mitigate much of what ails the United.

    Yes, rural, same here, if a small town can be called rural.

    I actually did that not too long ago, but plans changed and I ended up in Halifax. I still want to go back to the/a small town, but for now, I’m fine here.

    If I lived in the States, I’d might be tempted by the Carolinas on or near the coasts, despite the hurricanes, although I don’t know too much about them. But I am attracted to their location and what might be their climate.

    • elysianfield January 9, 2024 at 11:58 am #

      “I actually did that not too long ago, but plans changed and I ended up in Halifax.”

      Zaz,
      Halifax? Now it makes sense.

      Eskimo pies for us,
      Anarchy for YOU!

      Just another foreigner with all the solutions.

      • elysianfield January 9, 2024 at 12:03 pm #

        …and this quality of solution would be expected from someone who has a picture of a duck on their money.

        • Blackbird January 9, 2024 at 5:40 pm #

          It’s not a duck ely, it’s a loon. Ducks and loons are not even in the same order (Anseriformes – ducks, Gaviiformes – loons). You have to go all the way up to the Class level (Aves – birds) before the two kinds of birds meet on the taxonomic tree.

          Pull that one out as a conversation starter at your next cocktail party.

          • elysianfield January 9, 2024 at 6:33 pm #

            Bird,
            No doubt you are correct…HOWEVER, if it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck….

          • Ron Anselmo January 9, 2024 at 10:27 pm #

            E – the Canadian Dollar coin is called a “loonie” for that very reason – not a duck.

          • Blackbird January 10, 2024 at 11:07 am #

            ely, tell that to the conservation officer when he catches you tossing a couple of loons into the trunk of your car. You’re goin’ down buddy!

            Ron, having a coin called a “duckie” would be almost as embarrassing as having one called a “loonie”. Those quirky Canucks – but they do make good neighbors.

      • OG January 9, 2024 at 2:27 pm #

        “Just another foreigner with all the solutions.”
        – An American

        “Pot … Kettle. Kettle … Pot.”

        • benr January 10, 2024 at 6:16 am #

          An American commenting on American problems makes sense a damn Canadian commenting and pretending to understand the American problem is joke you have not lived the experience.
          Your understanding is about as profound as watching some teevee sitcom about American families and thinking yep, I got it.
          You idiots are still owned by the British crown.

          I wonder how much insurance King Charles has taken out on you so he can fund fake global warming fixes to further enrich himself while figuring out ways to off 3/4 of the useless eaters.

          How can we bring together our public, private, philanthropic and N.G.O. sectors ever more effectively, so that they all play their part in delivering climate action, each complementing the unique strengths of the others?

          Public finance alone will never be sufficient. But with the private sector firmly at the table, and a better, fairer international financial system, combined with the innovative use of risk reduction tools like first loss risk guarantees, we could mobilize the trillions of dollars we need – in the order of four-and-a-half to five trillion a year – to drive the transformation we need. -Lizard King Charles COP 28

          Full TRANSCRIPT OF THIS DOG AND PONY SHOW.

          \\\\\\https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12813433/How-dangerous-actually-prepared-make-world-King-Charles-warns-world-leaders-Earth-does-not-belong-calls-nations-work-battle-climate-change-speech-addresses-Cop28-summit-Dubai-today.html

    • Night Owl January 9, 2024 at 4:13 pm #

      I have said it many times. I think parallel societies are the answer.

      The Beast is to big to simply defeat at present.

      Even here, a somewhat critical website, there are people who still think this stuff is just going to blow over somehow, or they view it through a very simplified American perspective and focus on the two-party system and the “deep/security state.”

  49. The Man They Call Zazelle January 9, 2024 at 9:03 am #

    Trump (hypothetical, after trials and tribulations, Nov., 2024): “Well if that’s how it’s going to be, I will request all Republican States secede and I will be President of them.”

    • The Man They Call Zazelle January 9, 2024 at 9:04 am #

      Trump (hypothetical): “Checkmate.”

      • JohnAZ January 9, 2024 at 10:05 am #

        If he loses to a suspicious election again, it will be Katy bar the door.

        India, after Britain left, faced a very similar problem except it was religion instead of politics.

        Both dividers are expressions of the inner personalities of people, what they believe in, what they would fight and die for.

        India, under British guidance, divided itself into two parts, actually three, and not very peaceably. Sorta like Israel and Palestine. Their acquisition of nukes is probably why they have never totally duped it out.

        Anyway, India faced the same situation as we do, no geographic separation of the opposing sides. Their solution was resettlement of huge groups of people. Wonder what will happen here?

        • The Man They Call Zazelle January 9, 2024 at 10:31 am #

          I was just looking at the energy mix of Blue vs Red States and the Red States seem to be faring better WRT alternative energy, if somewhat for different, more economic reasons than climate. Looking at some maps, they may also be faring better WRT fossil fuels as well.

          When divorce is on the table, attention can naturally wander over to such things as who gets the house, the car, the oil patch, the windmill, the copper mine and so forth.

          Sometimes some people may find it hard to divorce precisely because of those sorts of things.

          • benr January 10, 2024 at 6:18 am #

            Aside from California the rest of the commie states have little to know way of feeding themselves.

          • BackRowHeckler January 10, 2024 at 10:50 am #

            NY State once had enough dairy farms to keep the entire east coast supplied with milk & other products, shipped into NYC, Philadelphia, Baltimore & Boston with a comprehensive rail network. Not that long ago either. Many abandoned farms now in NYState.

  50. The Man They Call Zazelle January 9, 2024 at 9:15 am #

    Great Gibber Plain

    youtu.be/-QZzfhcsZPc?si=iF3qoheTUti7llPV&t=79

    “We’re free
    We’re free
    (To secede)…”

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  51. The Man They Call Zazelle January 9, 2024 at 9:35 am #

    Secession in the United States
    Wikipedia

    “South Carolina’s secession
    See also: South Carolina Declaration of Secession

    During the presidential term of Andrew Jackson, South Carolina had its own semi-secession movement due to the so-called 1828 Tariff of Abominations, which threatened South Carolina’s economy, and South Carolina, in turn, threatened to secede from the United States (the Union). Jackson also threatened to send federal troops to put down the movement and to hang the leader of the secessionists from the highest tree in South Carolina. Also due to this, Jackson’s vice president, John C. Calhoun, who supported the movement and wrote the essay ‘The South Carolina Exposition and Protest’, became the first US vice president to resign. On May 1, 1833, Jackson wrote of nullification, ‘the tariff was only a pretext, and disunion and Southern confederacy the real object. The next pretext will be the negro, or slavery question.’ South Carolina also threatened to secede in 1850 over the issue of California’s statehood. It became the first state to declare its secession from the Union on December 20, 1860, with the Declaration of the Immediate Causes Which Induce and Justify the Secession of South Carolina from the Federal Union, and it later joined with the other Southern states to form the Confederacy…

    Efforts since the 1980s

    The late 20th and early 21st centuries have seen examples of local and state secession movements. All such movements to create new states have failed. The formation in 1971 of the Libertarian Party and its national platform affirmed the right of states to secede on three vital principles: “We shall support recognition of the right to secede. Political units or areas which do secede should be recognized by the United States as independent political entities where: (1) secession is supported by a majority within the political unit, (2) the majority does not attempt suppression of the dissenting minority, and (3) the government of the new entity is at least as compatible with human freedom as that from which it seceded.”

    • JohnAZ January 9, 2024 at 10:09 am #

      Your number two is impossible, the object of secession is to rid yourself of opposing viewpoints. Also on 3, most revolutions never have a clue what they want as a substitute, they end up winging it. As such, the chance that what comes is better is about 50/50.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle January 9, 2024 at 10:40 am #

        Yes, I commonly use the term, ‘wing it’ in situations where I’m unsure what to do.

        • OG January 9, 2024 at 10:56 am #

          Right, Zaz. Revolutions are fuelled by the vigour of youth.

          When you are young, taking and making a stand at your peak athleticism to explore a fork in the road makes perfect sense if the status quo and the trajectory thereof are unacceptable.

          I believe that some on this board cannot fathom it. They spent the first 60 or 70 years in Rome. Troubles for the people in Judea or Viet Nam were … no biggie. Distant.

          I believe that some on this board will never understand the internal rage of a 15 y.o. who sees his favourite big cousin ripped to shreds by a bomb.

          • JohnAZ January 9, 2024 at 11:08 am #

            Or his sister and mother raped and killed in front of him, on the other side.

            War is hell, both sides.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle January 9, 2024 at 11:31 am #

            Yes, I guess the best one can hope for at a certain age or capacity is to wack someone over the head with one’s walking cane or, if lucky, roll over someone who’s already been floored, with one’s mobility scooter. Then attach some kind of dollar store revolutionary flag to the back of its seat and roll, with your fist in the air, down the smouldering streets with the young and vital revolutionaries.

      • benr January 10, 2024 at 6:19 am #

        A quick look at history shows most Socialist and Communist societies purge the opposition if they don’t flee.

        • SpeedyBB January 11, 2024 at 3:03 pm #

          Millions fled from the North when Vietnam was split up by the Geneva Accords.

          They knew what Ho Chi Minh and his Maoists were all about. They were no fools.

          Many suffered mightily after 1975, if they were not able to escape the country.

  52. The Man They Call Zazelle January 9, 2024 at 9:41 am #

    If I were running for USPrez, perhaps especially as Trump, I’d be sorely tempted to put secession on my platform. I mean, if they thought Jan 6th. was rough.

    • JohnAZ January 9, 2024 at 10:16 am #

      Jan. 6 was a blatant challenge to the control of the Deep State, period. The Deep State is the primary target of the MAGA movement with Trump as its cheerleader. Even the challenge of a ‘bogus election” cannot be approached by an alternative group. THAT is why the Jan 6 group will be Clobbered as much as possible by the Deep State, “to set an example” to anyone challenging the power of the Deep State.

      We are witnessing the same kind of power challenge as in Cuba, Egypt, Libya, USSR, countries throughout history. In all cases, the current governments went down fighting, as will the Deep State. Trump is stage one.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle January 9, 2024 at 10:35 am #

        Yup, I’m with you there, John.

  53. OG January 9, 2024 at 1:22 pm #

    Col. Pete Chambers (ret) joins Mike Adams in studio for an uncensored interview about the BORDER INVASION

    brighteon.com/3f96c846-f537-4aa3-91f3-09de7a283d23

    ***
    For those of you off-handedly dismissing naturalness.com and, therefore, Mike Adams – perhaps you’d gain respect for him if you actually watched some of his work.

    • Ron Anselmo January 9, 2024 at 5:19 pm #

      OG – *naturalnews.com* – if you want them to read & watch MA, you’ve got to steer them straight. :-))

      • BackRowHeckler January 10, 2024 at 11:11 am #

        Just like last week I read the UK is sending a Frigate to Guyana to counter any threats from Venezuela. Sending a warship to Guyana? We’ve just witnessed mass protests in London, hundreds of thousands of Arabs & NAfricans on the streets displaying ISIS & Palestinian banners & vandalizing British war memorials, some that go back centuries. The one White guy — presumably English — holding a St. George’s flag … got arrested!

        Guyana, a former British colony — is the only English speaking country in SAmerica. Still, the UK has troubles at home it needs to worry about. At times it seems like historical Britain hardly exists.

      • OG January 10, 2024 at 11:58 am #

        I’m trying my best, Ron. I’m trying my best.

        • Ron Anselmo January 10, 2024 at 12:16 pm #

          I don’t doubt that for a second, OG. Keep it up.

    • BackRowHeckler January 10, 2024 at 10:43 am #

      You hear all the time about Navy Seals! Marine Recon! Army Special Forces! What the hell good is all that when illegals are crossing the border at 10,000 per day, as was the case in December? What’s the point? What’s being protected?

      • Ron Anselmo January 10, 2024 at 2:20 pm #

        BRH – don’t worry. See Mitch’s comments just below. They’re working on it. It’ll be fine.

        “Obviously, we are working very hard to come up with an agreement and improve our situation at the border.” ~ Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R)

        Be patient. “We’re learning from this situation, so it never happens again”. Until it does.

        • Ron Anselmo January 11, 2024 at 12:45 am #

          BRH – we may be getting excited for no reason. The border is not open. Alejandro Mayorkas told me so. He said it right on Tee Vee.

  54. RalphS21 January 9, 2024 at 1:22 pm #

    Game begin or? Long since passé!

    The sacred White Cow and the she-wolf of Rome.
    Once, in the distant past in and around Persia, women’s milk was considered evil and Satanic.
    Because an omnivorous hunting woman was comparable to a she-wolf, cf. the she-wolf that gave “milk” to the founders of Rome, Remus and Romulus.

    Whereas the peaceful vegetarian cow gave the good milk – which some Indians still remember. Even the good cow’s milk is now poisoned by human pollution.

    And people still think they can kill evil – a kill is just a discharge of energy, which is now free-flowing and will immediately connect to anyone with the right mindset, or incarnate via some ordinary woman.
    Excellently shown with the clown IT jumping with his balloons

    • The Man They Call Zazelle January 9, 2024 at 1:49 pm #

      “…a kill is just a discharge of energy…” ~ RalphS21

      ^^ The Oil Drum.com 101.

    • SoftStarLight January 9, 2024 at 5:10 pm #

      Thanks for the history lesson (eyerolls)

      I guess you forgot that you bit the apple dumb dumb

  55. Night Owl January 9, 2024 at 4:06 pm #

    There are massive farmer and trucker protests (against the WEF and Net Zero)going on here in Germany right now, for those interested.

    Cities and Autobahns brought to standstills.

    Participants from neighboring countries are also joining in.

    https://twitter.com/JimFergusonUK/status/1744816199353962836

    For those troglodytes still convinced the attempted WEF/Davos takeover is a “conspiracy theory,” feel free to ignore.

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    • JohnAZ January 9, 2024 at 4:24 pm #

      NO, is it tied to the climate change policies of Davos? Have the German people just had enough BS?

      • Night Owl January 9, 2024 at 4:45 pm #

        Of course. Across Europe they are trying to enact laws on nitrogen (RE: fertilizer) and ban diesel fuel in an agricultural setting, which forces farmers to give up and sell their land.

        The WEF Food Hubs are to be the only sources of foodstuffs.

        A few days ago the media also took a page out of the US media’s playbook and tried to claim that a related protest where the current vice chancellor minister for the “economy and climate protection” (green buffoon known as Robert Habeck) was present was actually an attempt to “storm” a boat he was on.

        Same playbook everywhere.

        • GreenAlba January 9, 2024 at 5:15 pm #

          UKC covered it well on yesterday’s news, including voting trends.

          But here’s the Guardian’s take:

          Right-wing this, far-right that, extremist the other. I’m surprised they didn’t call out the ‘transphobes’, racists and misogynists the way Trudeau did.

          theguardian.com/world/2024/jan/08/german-farmers-block-roads-

    • SoftStarLight January 9, 2024 at 5:13 pm #

      They’re all bundled up. Hell must have froze over. The Germans are actually doing something.

    • Ron Anselmo January 9, 2024 at 5:28 pm #

      Thanks Owl! Good for them. Hopefully it’ll go kinetic.

      I’m not prone to violence, much less starting anything, but that’s all these types understand. Nothing better than being a finisher.

      Thanks again for the information – direct eyewitness is about all I believe anymore.

    • Socrates-Detroit January 9, 2024 at 10:07 pm #

      I took a quick look: Drudgerport.com is a good “indicator” of the US mainstream media, with some sensationalism thrown in.

      They are totally ignoring the farmer/trucker protests in Germany.

      Only on “alternative” news am I seeing that, not on mainstream media.

      The media is complicit in covering up the story.

  56. edpell January 9, 2024 at 6:28 pm #

    So Austin has prostate cancer that spread to his intestines. Why couldn’t he tell anyone? Was it a form common to gay sex?

    • edpell January 9, 2024 at 6:41 pm #

      Or, maybe anal cancer?

      Should we believe it when they tell us it is prostate cancer?

      • Ron Anselmo January 9, 2024 at 10:34 pm #

        No, absolutely not. If they say it’s prostate cancer – it’s definitely not prostate cancer.

        They’re getting much easier to read nowadays.

        We don’t know for sure what it is, but by process of elimination – it’s definitely not prostate cancer.

        • Blackbird January 10, 2024 at 11:13 am #

          I’m putting my money on “gender re-assignment”. It’s in the same neighborhood.

          Lola Austin, Stunning and Brave

  57. Paula D January 9, 2024 at 8:12 pm #

    This link has the video and a transcript of Brett Weinstein and Tucker Carlson’s interview.

    ://brownstone.org/articles/reflections-on-the-bret-weinstein-interview/

  58. jim e January 9, 2024 at 8:59 pm #

    To the moon… small problem.

    • SoftStarLight January 9, 2024 at 10:34 pm #

      Yep. And just when they found secret tunnels under the Chabad-Lubavitch headquarters synagogue in Brooklyn. Things are happening.

      • edpell January 9, 2024 at 11:53 pm #

        Any nukes in the tunnel?

        • SoftStarLight January 10, 2024 at 1:01 pm #

          I don’t think so but if there were we probably wouldn’t know about it because it would be kept secret I imagine. I heard that there are deep connections between the Israeli government and NYPD. Who knows though for sure what is really going on.

          • Jarek January 10, 2024 at 1:57 pm #

            I believe NYC is the largest Jewish city in the world in terms of population. So such a connection is inevitable given that many see little reason to fully assimilate.

          • SoftStarLight January 10, 2024 at 2:56 pm #

            Yeah that is correct, I’ve heard that too. NYC has the largest Jewish population of any city or country outside of the state of Israel.

          • BackRowHeckler January 10, 2024 at 6:15 pm #

            Which is why there are so many great delis in NYC.

          • Jarek January 11, 2024 at 1:28 pm #

            And that’s all that matters, right?

            Nothing is lower than a foodie. Nothing. Good thing you’re not one. You’re just trying to justify the mystery of why you support them. You have no real idea, do you?

  59. Night Owl January 10, 2024 at 5:29 am #

    From Amazing Polly over on Twatter:

    “Bret Weinstein and others are trying to build a new team of “Trusted Voices” who will “Flood the Zone” about covid.
    Here’s how the Event201 people planned to dominate the narrative during the corona virus plandemic.”

    https://twitter.com/FringeViews/status/1744756883779436956

    I, too, have repeatedly questioned the authenticity of characters like Weinstein, Berenson, and others who appear to engage in gatekeeper-like activity.

    The sacred narrative must never be allowed to be fully unraveled? What is “Covid-19”? Does it even exist? Why has it never been isolated? Why would guys like Weinstein and Berenson tell people to wear cloth on their faces to stop microscopic particles?

    The list of questions is, ofc, endless.

  60. Night Owl January 10, 2024 at 6:05 am #

    More on questionable individuals: Regarding Peter McCullouch and his association with “The Wellness Company”–here is another interesting piece on the individuals behind this company (link from Dr. Simon Goddek):

    https://conspiracysarah.substack.com/p/maybe-culling-feels-better-when-you

    A handy bullet list that appears later in the article:

    –Foster Coulson [WC owner] is fighting “for our freedoms and a better, brighter tomorrow.”

    –He is a shareholder in NanoBiosym, a company strongly perpetuating the dangerous germ narrative that was used to lock down, poison, and murder the world.

    –Nanobiosym specializes in PCR diagnostic testing. The PCR “test” was absolutely necessary to create a supposed “pandemic”.

    –Nanobiosym is tangentially partnered with, and funded by, NGOs and OUR GOVERNMENT.

    –ALL of his vested interests advocate for GLOBAL AGENDAS.

    Most interesting…

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    • Night Owl January 10, 2024 at 6:05 am #

      “McCullough”

    • GreenAlba January 10, 2024 at 7:44 am #

      I don’t have the knowledge to comment, but I sometimes rely on my gut instinct in judging whether or not I have confidence in someone. My having confidence in them doesn’t, of course, mean I agree with them about everything or that there is some reason why they’d be objectively right about absolutely everything.

      For example, I trust Neil Oliver, even though he reports on GB News, which seems to be dodgy, as regards ownership and management. He’s there because they allow him to speak (they no longer allow a couple of others, including the indomitable Mark Steyn) So if I don’t judge Neil Oliver by his connection with GBN (he also has his own website), I don’t distrust Peter McCullough because of a connection with an organisation that is – at its higher echelons – questionable. But I agree that the gatekeeper thing is a worry.

      I trust Mike Yeadon implicitly, despite not being convinced by his relatively recent ‘no-virus’ narrative. I also trust Meryl Nass, who has no doubt at all about the existence of viruses (and is a bioweapons expert). I trust Sasha Latypova and Katherine Watt (Sasha L. reckons the no-viruses debate is a psyop, along with the ‘everyone is full of nanotech’ narrative). She may or may not be right, but I trust her to be straight, like Mike Yeadon. I trust Astrid Stuckelberger, even though she entertains narratives that Sasha Latypova dismisses.

      Robert Malone strikes me as fishy; I don’t know enough about Bret Weinstein, or Steve Kirsch. However, I’m wary of the ‘but his brother is involved in blah blah’ argument – guilt by association. I’m married to a doctor whose views are antithetical to mine on a range of relevant issues. Judging me by association with him might be tempting to a stranger, but it would be ridiculous.

      I think we’re in the ‘blind men and an elephant’ situation, largely because, as Mike Yeadon is fond of saying, ‘it’s not [our] crime’.

      • gustafson.robert.22 January 10, 2024 at 9:40 am #

        Yeah. Malone: fishy, slippery, kind of gross (but uh, not attending black masses).

        McCullough: sincere and pretty generally on-point but a bit conventional and simple-minded.

      • Blackbird January 10, 2024 at 11:51 am #

        I don’t think it’s a good idea to trust anybody. I try to neither shoot nor embrace the messenger, but instead to assess the message.

        For example, I’ve heard both Bret Weinstein and Jordan Peterson – “leaders” of the “intellectual dark web” – discuss many topics. On some I find their opinions enlightening and assess their messages as likely being accurate. On others, I find their opinions so divergent from what I consider to be the truth that I suspect that they might be gatekeepers.

        Probably the only pundit that hasn’t disappointed me yet is Whitney Webb. Even so, when I read or listen to her I assess the credibility of her statements rather than assuming that they are true.

        When I’m thinking of buying something, I first go to the negative comments online – “tell me why I shouldn’t buy this”. Thesis, antithesis, synthesis – the scientific method. Works for me (well, I think it does…).

        On the other hand I also listen to (what I consider to be) such disreputable messengers as Anthony Fauci and Bill Gates, because I think there is a lot to learn from lies, obfuscations, and avoidance of the truth. And of course, sometimes they might even say something that is true.

        It all goes into the processor and helps me form my opinions.

        • Paula D January 10, 2024 at 12:13 pm #

          I listen to Weinstein and McCullough and Webb.

          Unlike you, I find Weinstein and McCullough more consistently credible than Webb, because she says some things I think are nuts

          Does that make her a gatekeeper?

          Nope, not in my book. It just means I disagree with some of her conclusions.

          • GreenAlba January 10, 2024 at 12:44 pm #

            There are even people who think Whitney Webb is controlled opposition!

          • Paula D January 11, 2024 at 7:33 pm #

            It’s like “Everyone I Disagree With Is A Nazi”, conspiracy theorist version.

        • Jarek January 10, 2024 at 1:31 pm #

          A person can be brilliant and well informed in one area and dumb and uninformed in another.

          Universal geniuses are few, alas.

      • Paula D January 10, 2024 at 12:15 pm #

        Thanks for the tip on Sasha Latypova, Alba.

        I also think that the ”no-virus” narrative is a psy op, used to divert attention from the 300+ bioweapons labs still being operated by the US Deep State.

        I’m glad that there is someone else out there that has come to that obvious conclusion.

        • GreenAlba January 10, 2024 at 1:08 pm #

          Interesting article on all of this from Sasha L. on 1 Jan., Paula.

          sashalatypova.substack.com/p/internet-of-no-bodies

          I haven’t read it all yet.

          Also, her orientation for new readers, ‘[o]verall characterization of what is going on […]’ is pretty much Mike Yeadon’s position too:

          sashalatypova.substack.com/p/summary-of-everything-and-quick-links

          Mike Y., who seems to be mistrusting increasing numbers of people just now, insists she’s one of the ‘straight as an arrow’ folks.

        • Jarek January 10, 2024 at 1:34 pm #

          The Vax is the main weapon against the Global population. That doesn’t mean you’re wrong about the threat of bioweapons. They have to tie them to specific genetic markers, those of the “enemy”. Say Chinese. Or for the Chinese, Whites. Otherwise they would be at risk too.

          But this mitigates against globalism, does it not?

          • Paula D January 11, 2024 at 7:49 pm #

            You may have never learned epidemiology, Jarek, but you should have learned about viral transmission as a child.

            You get a viral infection by being exposed to a person shedding that virus. Unless you are exposed, you will not get sick. And you can also be exposed without getting sick. Most people do not get sick from a single exposure.

            The problem with the last 4 years is, the bioweapon was not spread in a normal way.

            How does a flu in the middle of China spread to Iran, Italy, and a nursing home in Washington state?
            They did make an effort to come up with a cover story for Iran and Italy, but Washington?

            It made more sense when it appeared in NY city, but I won’t forget that the first case was in Washington.

            Then it died out by the summer, as all resp viruses do. But when they were ready to roll out the GMO injectable, suddenly the UK ”variant” appeared!

            OMIGOD, get your shot!! And then they announced that some dude in Colorado had the UK variant, although he had never been to the UK, or been around anyone from there.

            So where did he get it? Anyone versed in epidemiology would want to know that, but it was never explained, even though back then they were talking about Track And Trace, which is actual epidemiology.
            But it was a farce, since they never actually tracked where these various infections started. They dropped that almost as fast as the “The vaccine has to be kept at negative 40 degrees Fahrenheit” line.

            Then we had the Delta narrative, where a new ”variant” started in India, home to 1.2 billion people, which had gone over a year pretty much untouched, although their living conditions are crowded.
            How did it get to the US? Supposedly through a wedding in Texas, I think it was, and then spreading all through the country in an unexplained way.

            The most egregious was the Omicron. By the time they rolled that one out, I was watching very carefully.
            On a Thursday, they announced that a new ”variant” had been found in South Africa, and that if it seemed serious, they would give it a name.
            On Friday, they named it.
            By Monday, they told us it had spread all over the US.
            How?

            And that one was an especially weird one. I was watching Brett Weinstein and Heather Heying, and they were talking about its genome, which was unrelated to the variants that had come since the original Wuhan version.
            They noted that there was no way that this could have happened naturally. The story was that some dude in South African had AIDS, so he had incubated the original virus for 18 months before releasing it to others, and then it spread from there.
            Say what? That makes absolutely NO sense, which Brett and Heather pointed out in their restrained scientific way.
            They were too careful to point out the obvious, that it was a deliberate release of another bioweapon.

            But the Russian MoD, also careful, has come out and said what is obvious to anyone with an ounce of common sense:

            “…the coronavirus was artificial and, with a high degree of likelihood, aided by American advances was generated in biotechnology … ”
            According to our experts, this is reflected in the variability uncharacteristic of most coronaviruses, resulting in different peaks in incidence, significant differences in lethality and infectivity, uneven geographic spread, and the unpredictability of the epidemic process overall. Despite efforts to contain and isolate cases, the pandemic appears to be being artificially fueled by the exposure of new variants of the virus to this or that region.”

          • Paula D January 11, 2024 at 7:51 pm #

            So no, they are not at risk too.

            They don’t hang out with the hoi polloi. They won’t be in crowded areas with sick people.

            Also, globalism means they control the world, it doesn’t mean there has to be a certain number of serfs under their control.

    • gustafson.robert.22 January 10, 2024 at 9:38 am #

      It’s not (that) interesting.

      Anyone who doesn’t absolutely cut ties with ALL organized pharma (as McCullough hasn’t—he’s still trying to be some kind of “good” guy within the system)…any such WILL have these webs of connections to the general corporate monster still.

      That there are a few connections is only significant towards making the point that truthfully the ENTIRE corporate apparatus is contaminated in toto and needs to be fully ditched.

      But it does not mean that anyone who has not fully extricated themselves from corporatism, especially someone as close to extrication as McCullough (!), is actually part of a/the capstone globalist cabal…

      At that point, you are finally off the rails, capsized in loon-town.

      Is anyone fully extricated?

      • JohnAZ January 10, 2024 at 9:44 am #

        Data, folks.

        One of my daughter’s oldest friends, age 52, died Christmas Eve,

        COD. Covid Complication resulting in a Cardiac Event.

        The data is there, it is being ignored by the same Mob that is persecuting Trump and the MAGAS.

      • gustafson.robert.22 January 10, 2024 at 9:56 am #

        People who are shocked (SHOCKED!) by the nefarious desperation and nihilism (sorta) driving the covid event, by how much serious lying and poisoning went on during it, are simply not enough aware of, or in denial about, the big picture—overshoot and coming unavoidable energy crunches specifically.

        Such SHOCKED people are often easy prey for the WEF-globalist-cabal extremisms, because these extremisms ease the pain of the shock..

        • JohnAZ January 10, 2024 at 10:48 am #

          Shocked=stupid???

          Or deniers? People that have been indoctrinated or imported by a ruthless central government and have allowed themselves to be stupidified by said government.

          They trust this decrepit government to run their lives rather than their own good sense.

          Studies of Covid, the few that have been allowed, have shown sequelae of the disease and the vaxx are similar. Surprise, surprise!! Is there a common denominator?

          You better damn well believe it!!!!! The S protein is the toxin, the poison that is causing the negative reactions of many body parts.

          About the action and lifetime of S proteins, we know very little. Do they go away after three weeks as advertised by the pharma crowd? I challenge any proponent to bring up data showing that S proteins ever clear from the system.

          S proteins cause inflammation, that is their function in the vaxx, to make the immunity system react to build antibodies. We have no clue how intense the s protein reaction, either from the disease or the vaxx becomes in the body or whether localized inflammation is lethal in significant populations.

          We do know that the immune reaction in the disease in certain folks kills people, about .05% of them. That is a fact. We do know that is a reaction of the immune system to the S protein coating of the virus invading ACE2 receptors. We do not have a clue about the reaction of the same said folks to the S proteins produced by the Vaxx. We have no clue about the mechanism of the mRNA in other organs when it leaks into the blood stream and wanders about the body. Some studies show DNA changes in liver cells, are they then perpetual S protein producers?

          Something as simple as what does prolonged exposure of various organs to S proteins do to the organs? VAERS shows that relations to the Vaxx show exactly the same immune reactions as the disease, maybe not as intense, but still able to kill. The biggest question today as shown by my daughter’s friend is does the S protein have an accumulative effect, killing people with additional dosages. That in itself, if true, should disqualify the vaxx.

          I have been talking about pertussis recently having been given a bad case of the 100 day cough. I would rather have Covid any day than what I have experienced since September. It is on the increase in the UK, where I got it, and showing increases here.

          A legitimate vaccine exists against this bacterial disease. I admit , my wife and I let our time for the vaccine, every ten years, expire, really dumb. There are legitimate vaccines out there that cut the communal incidence of disease.

          • GreenAlba January 10, 2024 at 11:34 am #

            “Studies of Covid, the few that have been allowed, have shown sequelae of the disease and the vaxx are similar.”

            Among those who were given effective early treatment, there was no long covid (see e.g. Drs Fareed and Tyson and Dr Shankara Chetty). I’d be willing to bet that, if we were allowed the data, we’d find that the ‘sequelae of the disease’ are actually the sequelae of untreateddisease.

          • Paula D January 10, 2024 at 12:20 pm #

            There was one study that found that the S protein was still circulating 6 months after the shots in 20% of people.

            It was an incidental finding in a study that was looking at something else, but I can’t remember what that was now.

            Anyway, 20% of people still having S proteins means that 80% clear them, which we should be able to figure out anyway, since we all know people who are unaffected by the jabs.

          • Paula D January 10, 2024 at 12:25 pm #

            The bioweapon is a respiratory virus, modified to attack human ACE receptor cells.

            But most people took care of it in their respiratory tract, which has its own immune response. First responders, so to speak.

            So no, not everyone had the S protein circulating through their entire body, just the ones whose resp immune response failed.

            Personally, I just had 3 days of nasal congestion and fatigue, and then I recovered just fine. I am not worried about “long covid” in the least.

          • Night Owl January 10, 2024 at 12:40 pm #

            “The bioweapon is a respiratory virus, modified to attack human ACE receptor cells.”

            Show us the isolate. Show us the data in which we see that even when flu disappeared the death toll was miniscule.

            The shots are the bioweapon.

            Change my mind.

            Or run away as usual, Paula.

          • JohnAZ January 10, 2024 at 1:08 pm #

            Comments:

            GA. Right on, early care, not even anti-virals, but symptom reduction worked like a champ with Chetty, he never lost a patient with early and aggressive symptom treatment. He actually paid close attention to his patients. What a concept.

            Paula. 80% clear the S protein, then they get a booster, then what another 20% have adverse effects, then another. The question is, is it accumulative, no info available of course. Also, the disease attacks, the respiratory response happens, antibodies are created and the disease is controlled in 99.95% of cases. IMHO, if Chetty techniques had been used, the .05% would not have happened.

            BUT—- In a vaxx the mRNA creating the S protein can get into the bloodstream allowing the toxin to get to other organs. The delivery technique is flawed.

            NO

            There is no way to change your mind. Thousands of photos of the virus have been released in situ, especially in liver cells. You cannot isolate viruses because they cannot live independently.

            The flu disappeared? Not hardly, it was diagnosed as Covid to get that money for the hospitals. This year it has returned with a fury.

            Hmmm, Something is able to travel through the air that can spread disease from one person to another or group, it seems to be aggravated by sneezing or coughing or touch. Hmmm, I cannot see it by itself, it needs a medium.

            I say we call it

            The Virulent Instigator of Respiratory Utilized Sickness.

          • Night Owl January 10, 2024 at 2:26 pm #

            “You cannot isolate viruses because they cannot live independently.”

            Utter bollocks. Like every other aspect of the narrative that you swallowed–from masks to the “vaccine.”

            The only model of the virus exists “in silico.” Do you know what that means, John? It is a computer model.

            Likewise, every picture you see in the media of those little Corona balls is a computer generated image.

          • JohnAZ January 11, 2024 at 12:05 am #

            I read your opinion, repeat your opinion.

            Bullshit, that is my opinion. Viruses exist, sicken many people, and luckily are not as dangerous as bacterial infections.

            Say what you want about the pictures, the isolate rubbish, fine.

            I do not believe in masks except to stop expression of sputum from sick people. I do believe the vaxx is much more dangerous than what the government has published. BTW, I wonder where the template for the S protein came from?

          • Night Owl January 11, 2024 at 4:58 pm #

            And like a coward, you stuff the straw man together, John.

            We have even been over this. Never once I have I said I do not believe in viruses.

            You have nothing to say in response, you go for the classic.

            I wish I could say I was surprised, but this place has more than its fair share of clowns when they run out of ammo.

          • Paula D January 11, 2024 at 7:58 pm #

            Check it out, John.

            A FDA spokesperson was pushing the GMO injectable as a “cure” for “long covid”.
            This way they can blame vax injuries on the virus, especially because the “vax” makes you more susceptible to it, or its “variants” (newly released versions.)

            /childrenshealthdefense.org/defender/fda-off-label-covid-shots-long-covid/

        • OG January 10, 2024 at 11:26 am #

          “But they would NEVER barricade 10,000 rightful landowners (and their heirs) of the juiciest real estate on earth to their inferno deaths while killing millions or billions of others with their poisonous jabs.

          Well … ok … they undoubtedly did that … but not on purpose!”

          Eh Gus?

          • gustafson.robert.22 January 10, 2024 at 11:31 am #

            I never said they would never. I said they didn’t, that time, and still say the same.

            Be accurate, OG.

          • OG January 10, 2024 at 12:08 pm #

            Of course you cannot possibly say “NEVER,” Gus, as FBI grad, Vegas Turkey Shoot incident commander [whatever the flip that is!], Maui Police Chief/Coroner John Pelletier’s barricades undoubtedly did what they did immediately before they then built a 5+ mile 12-foot blackout fence and our MSM memory-holed the entire incident.

            But you are a GLT 1, Gus, and that is, effectively, “NEVER.”

            ***
            Do you not find it strange that the seemingly murderous barricades was never a story for the press to sink its teeth into? Is anyone being held accountable for these horrific. seemingly stupid (at best) orders?

            ***
            Lahaina 8/8. Lest we forget.

          • gustafson.robert.22 January 10, 2024 at 1:34 pm #

            You’re like a butcher whose only tool is a chainsaw, brother.

          • OG January 10, 2024 at 2:54 pm #

            The Chainsaw of Blatantly Obvious Truth.

          • gustafson.robert.22 January 10, 2024 at 4:11 pm #

            The C-BOT.

      • JohnAZ January 10, 2024 at 10:09 am #

        I am going to agree with Jarek for a moment,

        Lord Above!!!

        To a point.

        Crony corporatism is the root cause of much of the USA’s problems with its economy, actually the globe’s problems including China. The root of crony Capitalism, same thing, is it is the result of government led favoritism for the elements of the corporate structure. Contracts and taxes are the primary modes. Very rapidly, the favoritism destroys smaller elements of the economy, causing competition to just about disappear. That is where we are today, most everything we buy comes through a corporate label, manufactured in another country. The number one output, weapons, is controlled by less than ten corporations. It is corrupt as hell.

        So to reignite economic competition, crony Capitalism must be suppressed and middle and small business economy must be re-ignited.

        Whereas I agree with Jarek, that the current pathway to Fascism or even communism is almost inevitable, it is NOT the best way. Removing socialistic control is the Right way to make the economy expand again. I do not know if that is possible with the leadership of the Mob and the WEF mentors. Maybe competition from BRICS++ will change the landscape.

        BTW, I wonder what the relation is between DNP and the number of jobs being produced is. Millions of new jobs, stimulated by tax cuts by Trump, but very slow growth in DNP, even two months of negative growth in 2023. That portends layoffs as the companies are making less revenue while they are loading on employees. It is a potential economic disaster.

        Layoff plans are being announced daily today, especially Hi Tech. Primary cause AI.

        • Jarek January 10, 2024 at 1:40 pm #

          Capitalism kept working into the 20th century because of the Unions and the Monopoly busting of the Federal Government.

          I’m much closer to the Old Democrats than modern Republicans. Neither party would now do what the Democrats did then. Neither party really cares about or understands how to maintain a nation any more.

          • JohnAZ January 10, 2024 at 6:52 pm #

            Jarek

            One comment R vs. D

            The Sherman Anti-Trust act was passed in 1890/

            It started to bite in 1906 in the Supreme Court being pushed by Roosevelt in a case against Tobacco cos.

            The real ball buster was in 1911 when Standard Oil was broken up. Taft was President.

            Both Republicans, both concerned about the rising power of the corporations diluting the power of the government and doing something about it.

            Unlike today, where the government has just shipped most of corporate America overseas.

            You are correct about the Unions though that pulled capital away from the corporations into the rank and file.

            I have never figured out why “smart” people running corporations that encouraging consumption of their products by giving their employees more capital to spend might just improve their bottom lines.

            Seems stupidity involves all strata of people.

            I will tell you another weird thing. Unions, when given a choice, during hard times, of taking a small wage reduction across the board as opposed to conducting a layoff of part of their constituency will choose the latter. ????

          • Jarek January 11, 2024 at 12:48 am #

            When Hitler tried to work in a factory, he would be forced to join a union and take an oath against Germany. He would refuse and be fired.

            He mused why did the Factory owners treat the workers so horribly, yet still rave against the unions? They created the problem that was threatening to kill them.

            Our Unions were better, but the Marxists were always skulking in the back ground. But at least no such oaths.

            Anther reason Capitalism worked: The remnant of the Christian Culture and of White European culture it fostered. Most of that is gone now, along with good unions for the most part. They’re in with the Capitalists now.

      • Jarek January 10, 2024 at 1:36 pm #

        Good distinctions, Gustaph. Yes, I think he is a very fine man. He’s a doctor and needs the complete system to do what he does. It’s not his job to throw down the Capstone.

  61. malthuss January 10, 2024 at 12:48 pm #

    NATIVE PEOPLES DAY
    MLK day soon

    “Interpretation the history of Native American people”. Will this include stories of how these stone age savages pillaged frontier towns, savagely killing all the men and children, and raping and killing almost all of the women, and then enslaving those that they didn’t kill?
    No, it’ll be stories of how those poor oppressed “land owners” had their property taken from them by the evil white man. Who then exiled them into the cruel wilderness, where most of them then perished. This country has gone full retard.
    The people that built this country and fought and died for it would be completely disgusted by all this, way more than I could possibly ever be.

    read a free book–Negroes in Negroland.

  62. SoftStarLight January 10, 2024 at 12:58 pm #

    Perhaps we don’t realize how much the notion of civilizational collapse is interwoven into our daily lives, and the narratives and themes that are created around us. It also seems to be an intergenerational phenomenon. So I do wonder if the collapse narrative is almost something that is innate and can be found across times and places, or is it a phenomenon of this particular time and place that is impacting people of all ages and backgrounds?

    I found the civilizational collapse narrative completely expressed in the youtube series The Oldest View which was created by a young and up and coming artist, Kane Pixels. I love horror so. Plus there is no happy ending in this instance. It makes sense. Sometimes there is no rebirth or renewal. Maybe its almost like the fear of death. Many people want to believe there is a continuation of some kind. But maybe there isn’t? Maybe the Olduvai Theory is right?

    • Jarek January 10, 2024 at 1:53 pm #

      What is the premise of the series?
      What is the Olduvai theory?
      Is Kane Pixels their real name?

      I’m watching an old Gene Roddenberry series on youtube called “Earth’s Final Conflict” about an Alien occupation of Earth.

      Horror is good. People need to be scared. Things are so much worse than we can possibly imagine. And so much better too. We’re stuck in the grey zone.

      • SoftStarLight January 10, 2024 at 2:52 pm #

        Well essentially its about a kid or young guy who is posting a video of an exploration he’s doing and he finds a hole in the ground in this rural area that contains this strange stairway that leads down far underground. He explores and discovers that it ultimately leads to a really strange and dead place that shouldn’t be there. There is an entity that lives there too. That’s all i can tell you as I don’t want to spoil the story for you if you haven’t yet seen it.

        The Olduvai theory was put forward by Richard C Duncan who is like an energy expert and archaeologist and essentially it states that technical modern civilization is a pulse wave form. So it is a very short lived phenomenon that sort of explodes onto the scene and then disappears very quickly. So in his theory he said that our modern civilization will exist between 1930 and 2030 and then will decline for about 1,000 years until human social arrangements return to stone age conditions or maybe even more archaic. Like the way humans lived over a million years ago.

        I’ll have to look up that Earth’s Final Conflict. It sounds interesting! Yes we live in the grey zone. Sort of like we are the ones who actually live in a liminal space. Almost like you are everywhere and nowhere all at once.

        • SoftStarLight January 10, 2024 at 2:53 pm #

          Oh I reread and forgot a point. So Kane Pixels is his creative name. I think his real name is Kane Parsons.

        • Jarek January 10, 2024 at 5:09 pm #

          Yes, Pixels is a very strange name for a human. Perhaps alright for an elf or gnome.

          Olduvai is an important fossil site of early man. So perhaps the name fits.

          Faery tales are important because they teach children about monsters (dangerous animals) and boogie men ( human monsters). Thus they present the world as it actually is, clothed in occult symbolism. Of course there may be actual occult dangers too, so the warning is twofold.

          And about good Witches and non-human beings. We must remember the good. These should be good horror movies too, like Lord of the Rings or Game of Thrones.

          • SoftStarLight January 11, 2024 at 1:34 pm #

            I would prefer to be an elf over a gnome any day 🙂

          • Jarek January 11, 2024 at 2:09 pm #

            Tolkien says that gnome is the older word for elves I believe. But in modern parlance, yes, me too.

    • Ron Anselmo January 11, 2024 at 2:25 am #

      This is a deep tease, Dreamy. Very interesting thoughts and thought process. Will require some sleep-induced subconscious processing first, before any reply. May even need a sidebar comment. Same handle, no space, at aol – if so inclined.

  63. Beryl of Oyl January 10, 2024 at 12:58 pm #

    Clint Russell @LibertyLockPod posted this on X on January 6:

    People have noted the “two worlds” phenomenon where Americans seemingly hold 180 degree different perspectives on major events

    I’m not sure there’s a better example than January 6th

    If you only watched CNN, you are certain that a violent coup was narrowly averted

    If you watched the actual footage from that day and really tried to find out the truth over the past 3 years, then you are likely convinced:
    -capitol police were denied backup so as to be intentionally overwhelmed
    -in that panic they fired riot suppression rounds on what was not yet a full riot, greatly antagonizing the protests
    -Ashli Babbitt was murdered at point blank range with no warning
    -Rosanne Boyland was murdered
    -no police were
    -there were dozens of informants and under cover agents in the crowd that were urging it on
    -Ray Epps was the only person on video who spent two days encouraging people to trespass and he also happened to be the only participant who had cover ran for him by both the DNC and NYT. All while people that didn’t even enter the building were given years in prison. You are likely convinced he was working for the federal government.
    -Donald Trump encouraged his supporters to be peaceful and he also told them to stop and go home. His Twitter account was nuked that day so as to plausibly frame him for encouraging violence which he flatly did not do
    -all of this was used as a catalyst to remove him from the next election, TBD if that will be effective
    -all of these lies were then used to paint his supporters as domestic terrorists and the FBI was then instructed to hunt them down viciously
    -you watched in horror as Joe Biden bragged just yesterday about throwing these people’s lives away to the tune of 840 years

    The people in the latter camp are painted as delusional. They are told that doing their own research is wrong and dangerous. They are the ones telling the truth.

    The CNN camp are told they are the patriots, defending democracy, far superior to anyone who would actually fight for their country

    All while being brainwashed into a completely distorted perception of that day

    I stand with the peaceful protestors from that day and I pray they will be freed and I stand with the journalists who have attempted to get the truth out

    To the media and government officials who railroaded them, who divided this country with intentional lies:

    We will not forget

    It would be nice to know which world anyone running for president inhabits.

    • JohnAZ January 10, 2024 at 1:18 pm #

      Hear, hear, Beryl

      Remember that to the Leftist, Marxist side, every means are justified to acquire power and deify the State. The Fourth Turning that is approaching will put things back in order, but not in the US, it is lost.

    • tuco22 January 10, 2024 at 3:29 pm #

      Yeah, I know, about his bragging about the combined sentences of the “insurrectionists.” He thought that was great, that it totaled 840 years. Probably got his dick harder than it’s been in years. What an utter waste of a human being.

    • SoftStarLight January 11, 2024 at 1:29 pm #

      Thank you for that.

      Literally mostly no one ever talks about Rosanne Boyland and how Capitol police beat her to death.

  64. jim e January 10, 2024 at 8:23 pm #

    The game is ending for Nick Saban. Happy Retirement GOAT!

    • Ron Anselmo January 11, 2024 at 2:38 am #

      No doubt he was a great one. Not too personable though, but all that matters in SEC Football is SEC Championships & Natty’s – he got it all on merit – nothing handed to him.

      Hats off to Coach Saban – he worked hard, built work ethic and expected excellence. The world needs more roles models like him – especially for young men.

  65. TPTB-USA January 10, 2024 at 8:51 pm #

    Vivek has stuck his neck in the noose.

    Where is Vivek getting his information?

    BREAKING: Vivek Ramaswamy Makes Shocking 2024 Prediction After Chris Christie Drops Out Of Race
    youtube.com/watch?v=hMv66D7Nr2U

    Trump and Vivek as VP?

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    • JohnAZ January 10, 2024 at 11:56 pm #

      If there is any goodness to the polls, this GOP primary season may be over in less than a month. That is why doubling down on the 5 trials is going to happen starting soon. The Demoncrats thought that the adverse publicity was going to influence the primary season. A month from now, panic is going to strike, after S. Carolina.

      A group trying to investigate illegal ballot addresses in Georgia were sued by Stacy Abrams group for “intimidating” voters. A Liberal, Obama appointed judge just ruled for the investigators. I hope this frees up investigations everywhere and breaks down the wall that the Deep State has built around investigations of the vote. Elections that are as close as they are now demand more supervision, not less, to ensure reliability.

      How about Nikki for Secretary of State?

      • TPTB-USA January 11, 2024 at 1:04 am #

        I do this by process of elimination.

        Prior to the Ukraine invasion, there was an off-ramp, and although the terms are not as favorable for the West today, I suspect that off-ramp still exists.

        My position is that anyone that supports the Ukraine conflict should not be anywhere near the levers of power.

        The arguments I still hear to this day are on the order that Putin’s appetite is for more than Ukraine. Mearsheimer argues otherwise.

        The causes and consequences of the Ukraine war A lecture by John J. Mearsheimer
        youtube.com/watch?v=qciVozNtCDM

        **

        After seeing a few more current videos of Vivek, he is adamant that he is only interested in being president. From this I can only conclude that he figures that Trump will be wounded, and he will pick-up the MAGA cause (he also promotes as much).

        **

        It seems that there is an increasing amount of information, for those with an open mind, that is damning for the deep state.

        Higgins: There Were 200 FBI Agents Disguised as Trump Supporters on J6
        youtube.com/watch?v=6KvneeoDB28.

        **

        It would sure be nice if there were consequences for the scoundrels, but I’m not holding my breath.

    • SoftStarLight January 11, 2024 at 1:25 pm #

      I was cautioned about Vivek that he is basically an Indian nationalist. Honestly though even still he is better than Chris Christie because Chris Christie isn’t even bothered to be an American nationalist so.

      • JohnAZ January 11, 2024 at 1:52 pm #

        SSL

        An Indian Nationalist?

        He could not be running for president unless he was a native born American. Everything he says and does drips of American Nationalism. The Left will hate him because he is pure MAGA and wants to hit the Deep State hard.

        Chris Christie is a very bad guy, the penultimate RINO. A single issue in his campaign, to injure Trump as much as possible, pure East Coast Establishment, 100% Deep State, anti-Populist politician.

        The exact opposite of what the country needs.

        A comment. IMHO, Trump uses the approach like the Apprentice, of “you are fired” to cull out people he does not trust.

        In a Deep State environment, that makes many, many deep enemies, as he is finding out now.

        I do believe after hearing last night”s Town Hall, he is ready to rip up the Deep State. I still do not like his attitude about the Covid debacle.

        • Jarek January 11, 2024 at 2:07 pm #

          Yeah, especially when he talks of bringing hundreds of thousand more Indian workers to the United States. They’ll work for less and lower the general wages. What could be more “American” than screwing over actual Americans?

          • elysianfield January 11, 2024 at 2:28 pm #

            Jarek,
            Work for less? Samsung has just released a bowling ball sized personal assistant that will follow you around the house! Loaded with cameras and projectors. Imagine it following your wife around, looking under her dress, and, and sending the pics to the internets. I can remember, in the bad old days, when good Catholic girls were admonished not to wear patent leather shoes….

            Command/prompt: Siri, Look up my address!

            https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2024/01/11/samsung-ballie-companion-robot/1151704982892/

          • JohnAZ January 11, 2024 at 7:43 pm #

            NBCnews,com

            “Vivek Ramaswamy Celebrates his Immigrant Family While Pushing Far-Right Border Policies.”

            Sahshi Venkatraman Aug. 24, 2023

            “It is deeply disturbing to see a child of immigrants, himself a person of color, would be lifting pointed from Neo-Nazis”, one expert said.”

            Person of color? Neo-Nazis? Expert?

            NBC shows its absolutely racist viewpoint in this article, calling any control of the border Neo-Nazi and racist.

            Vivek is the target of this obvious bigot against America, who also calls down the Asians for being Supremists.

            He can take his NBC bigotry and shove it. Obviously, Vivek is a Tonto to his group.

            Any Uncle Tom to this sort of people is a good guy to me. I do not believe that Vivek favors any group over another, like Trump.

  66. JohnAZ January 11, 2024 at 11:08 am #

    It is a long one, but important.

    Time Magazine. Time.Com
    Alice Park. January 10, 2024

    “Is it Dangerous to Keep Getting Covid-19?”

    Paraprasing:

    In a word, yes!

    Some meat in the article,

    “But re-infections aren’t harmless. As cases continue to rise and more variants arrive on the scene, infectious disease experts are warning that repeat infections could have cumulative lasting effects.”

    Various experts are saying,

    “There is some early evidence starting to show that if you had Covid-19, there can be all sorts of problems after getting infected and re-infected.” “We are just at the beginning of learning about them.” Dr. Robert Murphy. Professor of Medicine at Nothwestern

    IMHO, three years into Covid and we are at the beginning of learning? Gee, I wonder why?

    “Re-infection remains consequential.”
    Dr. Ziyad Al-Aly, assistant professor of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine at St. Louis

    In a paper in 2022, he found that people who had gotten Covid-19 at least twice experienced higher rates of short and long term health effects, including heart, lung and brain issues, compared to folks only infected once.

    Why?

    Dr. Dave’s Smith Virologist and head of Infectious disease at UCAL San Diego says that characteristics, such as old age, may make people more susceptible to complications with repeated bouts. Other characteristics may be prediabetes, diabetes or inflammation. He believes that effective treatment and anti-virals will reduce the risk, early on.

    Al-Aly continues
    “The data are showing that some people still display increased risk of problems even two years after infection.” An important finding is that there is increasing evidence that in some people, getting Covid-19 the first time may compromise the immune response in a way that makes the body less likely to respond effectively the next time it sees the virus.

    IMHO, that is the most significant statement in the article.

    Then of course, Time gets stupid, reflecting the governmental BS. Get your vaxxes and wear masks when cases are high.

    No wonder cases still climb, both have been shown to be totally ineffective against Covid spread.

    One huge question.

    If repeated doses of the disease increases risk; IMHO, the Vaxx is a mini-dose of the disease as the immune response is the same to both editions of the S protein. Does the Vaxx cause accumulative damage to the immune system? We may never know due to government and pharma censorship.

    At least some work is being done.

    • JohnAZ January 11, 2024 at 11:09 am #

      Hmmm. Real data.

    • gustafson.robert.22 January 11, 2024 at 12:14 pm #

      The vax is an extra heavy macro dose, at least for many.

      You can’t judge reinfection data accurately if you do not have an UNVACCINATED CONTROL GROUP.

      And they never do.

      • Paula D January 11, 2024 at 8:09 pm #

        Exactly, Gus.

        This is all smoke-and-mirrors to hide the vax injuries, under the guise of “repeated covid infections”.

        But why would people keep getting reinfected? That is not how the immune response works for every other disease.

        They have spent 4 years blowing smoke, and now people are falling for their narrative.

        I have noticed that more people are getting sick now. I didn’t know anyone who got sick in the original “pandemic” of 2020, but I know a bunch now, and they are pretty sick.

        I think they are releasing another “variant”, that is: another gain-of-function pathogen, related to the SARS coronavirus.

        I would like to know how they are spreading it, so I can avoid it, but they seem to have myriad ways.

        • gustafson.robert.22 January 11, 2024 at 10:19 pm #

          We are getting to the point where living in highly populated, urban areas is significantly more dangerous than it has been, and trend will continue.

    • SoftStarLight January 11, 2024 at 1:21 pm #

      My understanding is that most people who get re-infected with covid are vaccinated. People I know who aren’t vaxxed got covid and at least haven’t said they got covid again. I thought at one point that I had covid like maybe four or five times but I think I probably just got covid once and then the other instances were just regular colds.

      • JohnAZ January 11, 2024 at 2:00 pm #

        Most people are vaxxed. I look on the vaxx as another dose of S proteins for the body to have to handle. As the vaxx does not prevent the disease, a proven fact, it means that the body gets hit twice or three times a year with S proteins. I have asked before how long do S proteins last, but at this rate of introduction it really does not matter much.

        A very obvious question, if you hit the immune system with Covid S proteins this often, does the immune system maintain its memory base or get tuned in only to Covid?

        Think about that one. The Vaxx ones not prevent Covid but may eliminate your immune memory? Is that why we are having a big Flu rebound? Or people, including myself, are getting pertussis again?

        • SoftStarLight January 11, 2024 at 3:36 pm #

          Unfortunately many people are vaxxed. But I don’t trust those numbers either. I somehow don’t think 70% of the population got vaxxed maybe they did but its a little difficult to believe. Maybe 50/50?

  67. SoftStarLight January 11, 2024 at 1:11 pm #

    Good morning, or afternoon depending on your location on our wonderful home sphere. Off topic a little bit perhaps but still pertinent to the point that life may be much more resilient than we believe. Not sure if that resilience correlates with the systems and societies that life can create but it is interesting to consider. I wouldn’t have immediately thought it possible that life could exist below the surface of Mercury but some scientists believe it could actually be possible.

    msn.com/en-us/weather/topstories/could-life-exist-on-mercury-researchers-present-new-evidence/ar-AA1mH9LN?

    • Jarek January 11, 2024 at 2:05 pm #

      If the center of Mercury is ice, then perhaps life could exist in the underground, intermediate zone between the extremes.

      Is there life on the Sun? Or in the Sun? If the centre be ice, why not?

      • SoftStarLight January 11, 2024 at 3:17 pm #

        I definitely wonder that as well. I am not sure if the Sun’s core is ice but I’ve learned that there are forms of ice that we can’t know or understand as we haven’t really seen them. They form because of pressure rather than temperature. The universe is super strange!

      • messianicdruid January 11, 2024 at 3:33 pm #

        Why all the interest in a star [ whatever it actually is ] and none for that which is below our feet?

      • elysianfield January 11, 2024 at 6:17 pm #

        “Is there life on the Sun? Or in the Sun?”

        Jarek,
        Of course there are inhabitants…but they only come out at night….

    • Paula D January 11, 2024 at 8:19 pm #

      I shared a history of life on Earth a while back. The Earth is 4.5 billion years old, and life started about a billion years or so, but it was microscopic for many billions of years.

      The whole life on Earth we are used to now is not that old.

      Multi-cellular lifeforms took millions of years to develop. The amazing varieties that evolved that impress us, only started 536 million years ago.

      And we are now in the midst of the 6th Mass Extinction, this one human caused. Note that it is completely ignored in favor of “climate change”, which is no doubt deliberate.

      The Great Oxidation Event doesn’t seem to count as one of the mass extinctions, although it killed off almost all anaerobic organisms.

      Anyway, the causal blow-off of human activity wiping out so many species is usually excused with “Oh, well, life will never die out.”

      I am not so sure.

      //en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_the_evolutionary_history_of_life

  68. elysianfield January 11, 2024 at 6:15 pm #

    Well, ladies and germs;

    Who amongst the gathered faithful drinks bottled water? I do not, and have never emptied one. Apparently, there are…adulterants in the water…by the buttload.

    https://www.newsmax.com/health/health-news/water-bottled-plastic/2024/01/09/id/1148834/

    I am amazed watching people purchasing bottled water at the local mart, during a driving rainstorm…paying through the nose, while it falls from the sky!

    And don’t give me the argument that the State restricts water being harvested in Rain barrels…I would invite the State to kiss my big black ass.

    • benr January 11, 2024 at 7:38 pm #

      The war on big oil and plastic continues.
      Does anyone believe anything the media tells us anymore?

      • benr January 11, 2024 at 7:39 pm #

        Talking about the big lie Jill Biden tells a whopper!

        First Lady Jill Biden has claimed that the president’s age is an ‘asset’ and not a liability.

        She made the comments during an interview on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. The show aired on Thursday morning.

        Her comments come amid rising concerns over Biden’s age and fitness for office.

        He’s 81-years-old and would be 86 at the end of a second term if he wins re-election.

        A Wall Street Journal poll released last summer revealed that 73% of voters think Biden is too old to run for president.

        However, the first lady insisted the president can do the job.

        • benr January 11, 2024 at 7:40 pm #

          By the way it’s not his age it’s his mental acuity.
          The man is damn near a vegetable unless they shoot him up with drugs.

          • JohnAZ January 11, 2024 at 8:04 pm #

            Biden is an Avatar for the rotten Left wing majority of the country. The real enemy is the Progressive majority in the USA.

            Noticed Obama is not happy with the Biden candidacy and is “coming out” to fight against Trump.

            Oh, wonderful, He’s ba-ack!

      • JohnAZ January 11, 2024 at 8:09 pm #

        The war on Big Oil.

        All talk, the US is pumping more oil now than with Trump. Remember all those new jobs the Nebbish is bragging on? Well, they need gasoline to get to work. Hypocrisy!

        I have heard that the Big Three are about to tell Biden that EVs are a fatal loser for them and they are going cut way back.

        Picture Mary Barra thumbing her nose at Biden.

    • Paula D January 11, 2024 at 8:25 pm #

      That whole thing about it being illegal to harvest rainwater is just a lie.

      The western states have a long history of fighting over water, but even in them, having a rainbarrel is not illegal. You are not allowed to divert streams for your own benefit, but that is an obviously good law to have, when you have way too many people living in a desert and relying on the same water source.

      “Colorado, the state with arguably the strictest rainwater harvesting laws, passed a bill in 2016 allowing for the collection of rainwater with a 110-gallon maximum capacity.”

      ://worldwaterreserve.com/is-it-illegal-to-collect-rainwater/

  69. BULLITT January 11, 2024 at 8:36 pm #

    The U.S. and the Brits with the help of a few other countries are in the process of hitting targets in YEMEN this evening.
    Will Iran hit back?
    This might be the beginning of some ugly times in America.

    • stelmosfire January 11, 2024 at 9:00 pm #

      Things are getting dicey in the Middle East. I hear the “Situation Room” at the White House is fully staffed. The janitor is emptying the wastebaskets and the cleaning lady is dusting quietly. She usually vacuums but Slo-Joe is in the Land of Nod by 7PM and the place is under “quiet hours”.

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