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Tired of getting mau-maued by the Woke Inquisition? That’s what it is, of course: a supercharged shakedown operation utilizing all the medieval tools of maximum mindfuck to hustle the USA out of its own existence. The animating principle of Black Lives Matter is not justice but coercion, and not just coercion, but the sadistic pleasure of inflicting pain, injury, and humiliation in the process of extracting money and power.

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The news media war chiefs of the Woke Inquisition — The New York Times, CNN, and MSNBC — are working overtime to terrorize the public into renewed Covid-19 hysteria, with the bonus of further destruction to America’s daily business by instigating new lockdowns. The nation’s economy was already in enough trouble. The question now is: how will a responsible political establishment manage contraction? The Woke Inquisition’s answer is simply to extend looting operations to whatever isn’t nailed down. The Woke Inquisition is like the parasitic wasp larva trying to eat its way out of a plump caterpillar, leaving nothing but a husk behind. It goes for the brain first and then for the guts.

Who is not impressed by the mindlessness of this vicious rabble? There’s no evidence at the core of their complaint that police nationwide are “hunting down black men.” If anything, black men are hunting each other down — and are oblivious to the collateral damage of infants and children blown away in their shoot-ups. Defund the police and tie their hands behind their backs? Well, the results are already in for that: huge increases in homicide rates in Chicago, New York, Houston, Baltimore, Kansas City, Newark, Nashville, et cetera, overwhelmingly black-on-black crime.

Leading, naturally, to the linchpin of Wokesterism: it’s Whitey’s fault. Whitey is racism incarnate. White Fragility makes redemption impossible. No amount of penance, apology, or remediation can fix it. Which raises another question: why even bother entertaining reparations for slavery? It will never be enough. Which may be exactly why the Woke Inquisition’s real aim is to undermine all of America’s institutions and then bust up the republic.

The petulant “Resistance” that dug in after Hillary’s shocking 2016 election loss did the groundwork by enlisting the FBI, CIA, NSC, DOJ and other federal agencies into seditious intrigues that made the federal apparatus of justice look (and act) corrupt and untrustworthy. Everything about the Mueller inquiry was an exercise in bad faith and perfidy, leaving the engines of official justice so broken that their misdeeds can barely be corrected, let alone prosecuted. To this day, the Lawfare cadres sponsor the continued persecution of General Michael Flynn, months after the DOJ formally dropped its case against him. Do you suppose these turpitudes don’t rankle the substantial number of citizens who still refuse to be driven insane by the Woke terror?

And who is the figurehead leading this Democratic Woke party wrecking crew of coercion? The empty shell of Joe Biden, a bumbling senator turned grifting vice-president, now a mere hologram of a candidate. The renewed campaign of Covid-19 hysteria in the Woke press may be just a psy-op to stuff poor Joe back in his basement and make sure he stays off public view. They took him out for a brief airing yesterday in Pennsylvania, a low-grade fiasco. In a formal speech, Mr. Biden said, “So today, I’m releasing a brewplint [sic] — I think the press had — how to create millions of good-paying union jobs, using Protestant technology [say what?] that we need now, and in the future.” Hmmm. Protestant technology? What could that be? Sounds like another one of Whitey’s endless tricks.

After the speech, some media cornered the candidate beside a campaign limo. He managed to decline taking any questions and waddled stiffly away, glassy-eyed, his hands strangely splayed like seal flippers (another symptom?). Who are they kidding with this pathetic wind-up mummy, this bare ruin of a crooked old pol? What treacherous game are they playing now? What’s next…?


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  1. SouthernYankee July 10, 2020 at 10:05 am #

    The below article should demonstrate that, despite the Shale “miracle” which so bamboozled the American consumer with the false confidence of an abundant supply, the Peak Oil theory is far from dead. In fact even the dumb (ahem) “majors” admit and are preparing for it.

    What We’ve Learned From Shell Writedown, BP Divestment
    6:47 am ET July 3, 2020 (Dow Jones) Print

    By David Hodari

    Royal Dutch Shell on Tuesday wrote down the value of its assets by as much as $22 billion. Also this week, BP, which made a similar move earlier this month, announced the $5 billion sale of its petrochemicals division.
    In some respects, the moves can be seen as ripples from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic which crashed oil markets earlier this year. In others, the companies’ decisions mark a continuation of a broader sector trend, with investors and oil companies asking when the world will reach ‘Peak Oil.’ With the second quarter earnings season just around the corner, here’s what we’ve learned:

    Oil’s Covid-19 Perfect Storm

    One of the major factors cited by Shell in its decision was lower energy demand–and therefore lower oil prices–in the wake of the seismic impact of the coronavirus. A damaging price-war between Saudi Arabia and Russia may have combined with lockdowns and travel bans to crash prices, but that short-term pain has intensified pressure that had long been building on energy demand, according to Per Magnus Nysveen, head of analysis at consultancy Rystad Energy.

    “The impact of ‘Peak Oil’ questions, electrification, and then Covid has added to the pressure on oil companies that did not plan for [low] oil prices,” Mr. Nysveen says, adding that “there might be high prices after the peak in [oil] demand… but you can not plan to have high prices.”

    ESG Secondary to Debt

    Both majors announced plans to decarbonise before the full force of the pandemic hit the West. Those strategic changes have “been driven by ESG of course,” says Rystad’s Mr. Nysveen. Shell’s and BP’s recent decisions have also been partly related to the effort to decarbonize the energy industry, he adds, but only insofar as recent events have weighed on oil prices and potentially hastened the arrival of Peak Oil.

    Still, BP’s sale of its petrochemicals division represents an effort to clean up the company’s balance sheet rather than the environment, says Jason Gammel, equity analyst at Jefferies. Petrochemicals can boost a company’s ESG credentials, “as you don’t burn the end product,” he adds, “but BP don’t have the scale in that business.”

    BP’s divestment, at a relatively unattractive valuation, is a signal that the company is still grappling with a debt problem, according to Biraj Borkhataria, co-head of European energy research at RBC Capital Markets.
    The sale could also be a gamble, he adds, saying that “you lose earnings, you lose diversity in your earnings base, and that can make your business more volatile.”

    Project Math No Longer Adds Up

    BP isn’t the only oil major struggling with high leveraging. The broader oil sector is now struggling to make lower oil-price forecasts work, given that assumptions made when commissioning exploration and production projects can quickly change. Shell’s writedown and BP’s asset sale come in that context, says Jefferies’s Mr. Gammel.

    “A lot of projects were sanctioned a few years ago when oil was averaging $100 a barrel,” he says, adding that “a lot of the assets have been built that are not making money in the current price environment.”

    The International Energy Agency said in May that it expects global oil-and-gas investment in 2020 to drop by a third. Oil majors are engaging in some serious belt-tightening. Shell, for example, announced its first dividend cut since the Second World War.

    What About the U.S.?

    Along with BP and Shell, Chevron has said it plans to cut jobs amid a sharp drop-off in capital expenditure in the U.S. sector. Chevron took a $10 billion write-down late last year and sector peers Hess and Occidental have both recently taken large impairments.

    Elsewhere in that sector, though, ExxonMobil has resisted adjusting the value of its holdings, although it may not be able to hold out forever, analysts say.
    Expensive projects such as the one Exxon has in the Arctic have long lead times and are no longer cost effective, says Rystad’s Mr. Nysveen. Along with expensive projects in Canada’s oil sands, Exxon “will have to reconsider those positions,” he adds.

    Still, large U.S. integrated oil companies came into the coronavirus downturn with lower debt levels than European ones, which are attempting to decarbonize more quickly, RBC’s Mr. Borkhataria says.

    Write to David Hodari at david.hodari@wsj.com

    (END) Dow Jones Newswires
    July 03, 2020 06:47 ET (10:47 GMT)
    Copyright (c) 2020 Dow Jones & Company, Inc.

    • gustafson.robert.22 July 10, 2020 at 10:33 am #

      average joe: “peak oil…didnt they predict that like a decade ago? Haha that sure got disproven forever didnt it! File under “malthus and other laughably false predictions” lmao!

      • SouthernYankee July 10, 2020 at 12:40 pm #

        An average Joe typically doesn’t read this blog. And in case you didn’t understand my post, it wasn’t ME who is saying those terrible things. It’s the head of a major petroleum producer. And I’d sooner believe him than YOU .22!

      • Epicur July 10, 2020 at 2:51 pm #

        Odd how people are laughing now about peak oil. I remember almost 50 years ago in engineering school my professors laughing at that time about how people were panicking then about peak oil when the crunch would not come for several decades.

        My professors also said that the problem was not that we would “run out”, but the dislocations in the economy from eventual high prices.

        The peak oil “scare” of the 1970s was a media event.

        When prices ran up over $100/bbl around ’07, that was the beginning. Horizontal drilling has extended the curve, but the EROEI is slowly taking its toll on the “abundance” we enjoy.

        “Don’t speak too soon, for the wheel’s still in spin.”

        • SouthernYankee July 11, 2020 at 7:21 pm #

          A subtle fact with monumental implications what you say Epicur.

      • toktomi July 11, 2020 at 2:00 am #

        @gustafson…

        Just keep telling yourself that.

        The Universe is not about energy.
        Infinite growth is still possible.
        Money does work.
        An endlessly growing economy doesn’t require endlessly growing energy supplies.
        Nothing has peaked.
        And my ass was not hanging out the last time I peaked.

        SMH

        ~toktomi~

    • BackRowHeckler July 10, 2020 at 11:11 am #

      Not too worry …

      Every day The Guardian newspaper churns out articles claiming oil, natgas and coal are redundant and no longer necessary, and the brave new world of ‘Renewables’ — primarily windmills and solar panels — is more than ready to step up and provide the World all the energy it could possibly need. The only thing holding Renewables back are troglodytes like Donald Trump and lying, cheating, murderous, profit driven companies like Exxon and Sunoco, who are out to poison us all and crush indigenous people.

      So, Peak Oil, we’ve got it covered. We don’t need no stinkin oil.

      Brh

      • EnterpriseSpaceship July 10, 2020 at 12:43 pm #

        While our Western Civilsation made its citizens think they’ve got exempted from nature’s Laws of Energy and Physics:

        We don’t want US cities and others all over the world turned into ruins – like Mosul in Iraq, Reqa in Syria – few years ago.

        No matter how much we little have of Energy reserves still extractable – let’s beg our Western Civilisation not to make humans play The Energy Musical Chairs Game.

        If cities, built with fossil fuels during the last 300 years, are left standing, at least humans can live in them – even after fossil fuels become more and more scarce – please.

      • SouthernYankee July 11, 2020 at 7:23 pm #

        So, Kunstler too is a troglodyte. Gotcha………

    • Braelynn July 11, 2020 at 1:16 am #

      Unfortunately there is still much coal. It is unreasonable to expect that scarcity will be met with rational or appropriate responses. The proliferation of energy resource demands in concurrence with growing populations in Asia, Africa, and Latin America spell a future of continued and intensifying exploitation.

    • xxzzy999 July 11, 2020 at 4:20 pm #

      Fracking is proof that “Peak Conventional Oil” has arrived.

      • K-Dog July 11, 2020 at 4:39 pm #

        A small correction.

        Fracking is proof that “Peak Conventional Oil” can be seen in the rear view mirror.

      • SouthernYankee July 11, 2020 at 10:35 pm #

        Yes, ever more extreme measures in a vain attempt to avoid the inevitable xxzzy999.

    • Wxtwxtr July 11, 2020 at 7:12 pm #

      On point?

  2. BornToKillPeace July 10, 2020 at 10:13 am #

    Ahab and the White Whale – version 2020

    “Undercover Investigation – Minneapolis Riot Was Preplanned”

    Middle school children are being radicalized purposely by some of this coup-groups.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=231&v=DgsnyHILdb8&feature=emb_logo

    • SouthernYankee July 10, 2020 at 10:19 am #

      I’ve read that the Muslim Brotherhood has been planning the conversion pf America for several decades. Just like Communism’s strategy to do so piecemeal, there has been a long game in place for a long time. No wonder we didn’t sense the rot. America was too busy gorging itself on its God given “abundance.”

      • rikbrown July 10, 2020 at 10:51 am #

        I got two names for you that you should look into before blaming anyone else Israel and Saudi Arabia. Who attacked the United States of 9/11? Seems to me most of the hijackers were Saudi Arabian. Who trains many of the big police forces in our country? The Mossad. By the way they’ve been teaching them to shoot first ask questions later. The rot has been secured by the Zionist and right wing Christian fundamentalist.

        • hortonz July 10, 2020 at 11:30 am #

          In case you haven’t noticed, the police have stopped doing their jobs and are letting the Woke mob do what they like from sea to shining sea. Things are so bad in Mayor Bill’s New York that the NYPD is doing everything in its’ power to keep cops from retiring. Meanwhile, gun sales are at an all-time high as nervous whites arm themselves because they can no longer rely on the demoralized cops, Remember that white couple in St Louis who stood on their lawn brandishing guns while the BLM protestors walked by? They didn’t do that to show the protestors that they were in full control of their “white privilege.” They were scared shitless and wanted the mob to know they were tired of feeling helpless.

          • BackRowHeckler July 10, 2020 at 1:56 pm #

            They are being persecuted, possibly prosecuted, and made fun of for poor gun handling skills and not being trained in proper tactics and so on … on the other hand I have seen video of people across America of being beaten in the streets, including older couples like this one … these folks stood their ground and were not beaten …

            Brh

        • BackRowHeckler July 10, 2020 at 2:01 pm #

          Yes, yes Rickbrown I knew somebody would get around to it: it’s all Israel’s fault.. The Zionists, Mossad, and ‘Right Wing Fundamentalists’ thrown in for good measure. You’ve got it all figured out.

          Brh

          • benr July 10, 2020 at 2:22 pm #

            And yet the wrecked and ruined places are literally run by Democrats and have been for thirty years.
            The states doing the best have Republican run cities and state governments.
            They are now being ruined at faster rates by all the iiots fleeing places like California and voting the same bullshit into place they fled from.

  3. malthuss July 10, 2020 at 10:13 am #

    That is quite a paragraph, there.

    What about Unabombers real history?

    • BornToKillPeace July 10, 2020 at 10:31 am #

      Technological Slavery is one of the most important books of the 20th century. Whole lot to unpacked there.

      • Braelynn July 11, 2020 at 1:05 am #

        Technological slavery has existed as long as humans have existed. Ironically, technology itself is poised to be free of humanity in the form of artificial intelligence.

        • BornToKillPeace July 11, 2020 at 8:53 am #

          “People don’t use ideas – Ideas use people”.

          Plants often function in this same way.

          That book is not neccessarily about the anthropological notion of technologies tho.

  4. SouthernYankee July 10, 2020 at 10:13 am #

    Personally, I enjoyed LSD. Regular consumption is, however, unsustainable. Several friends didn’t make, went the way of ‘ol Syd Barrett.

    • BornToKillPeace July 10, 2020 at 10:16 am #

      psilocybin > lsd

      • rikbrown July 10, 2020 at 10:51 am #

        You would think psychedelics would open peoples minds

        • BornToKillPeace July 10, 2020 at 10:57 am #

          The main benefit it gave to me was the sure realization that not all that exists and works on this plane of existence is visible.

          I like the Alan Watts quote, ““If you get the message, hang up the phone. For psychedelic drugs are simply instruments, like microscopes, telescopes, and telephones. The biologist does not sit with eye permanently glued to the microscope, he goes away and works on what he has seen.”

          • BornToKillPeace July 10, 2020 at 11:00 am #

            Also, that time is certainly an illusion.

          • BornToKillPeace July 10, 2020 at 11:00 am #

            No excuse to be late to work tho!

        • SouthernYankee July 10, 2020 at 12:43 pm #

          They opened up my mind for sure. It was wonderful trippin at Dead shows, out in the woods, etc… Just don’t wanna be doin it at 53 years old and believe my own hallucinations.

          • BornToKillPeace July 10, 2020 at 1:40 pm #

            My period of usage from 21-28. Unless something happens and I end up with ptsd; I see no need to ever do it again.

        • elysianfield July 10, 2020 at 3:14 pm #

          Rik,
          Yes, and I hear poppers open people’s sphincters….

        • Kim July 10, 2020 at 9:10 pm #

          An open mind can be like an open wound. It lets in all kinds of dangerous infections.

          There are times for the mind to be open and times to keep it closed.

          The same goes for having an Open Society. Is that supposed to be a good thing? But who wants to live in an Open Sewer?

          • toktomi July 11, 2020 at 2:13 am #

            @Kim

            I’ve never heard those particular assertions anywhere before.

            I would offer…

            An open mind does not let in infections, it lets in the visions of possibilities so they can be examined and dealt with as needed.

            A closed mind hasn’t a clue about the vast array of possibilities. A closed mind is like a closed casket. Both are soon to be buried forever.

            Oh, by the way, open sewers are aerobic and unless they are over-taxed, they don’t smell. Check out sewage lagoons. Japan, when I was there, had benjo ditches. Your local sewer treatment plant is an open sewer. Anaerobic sewer systems are foul. “Who wants an open sewer?” Me

            Does your Mama know where you are at this late hour?

            ~toktomi~

          • Kim July 12, 2020 at 5:21 am #

            @toktomi

            You do not understand how analogies operate? If the open mindd is like an open wound, then what is an infection?

            Answer: an idea or ideas that are plainly filthy, demented or harmful to the organism.

            What would a common example of mental filth? Well, pornography would be a great example. It is the foulest and most mentally disturbed stuff published in the world today. Interestingly, we never hear so-called feminists or lefties speak against it.

            So we insist that porn is free speech….but Stefan Maolyneux must be cancelled.

            Similarly ideas that promote greed, violence or self-hatred within and against the political organism are mentally ill.

            Ideas, of example, that call for the organism to be torn down and destroyed.

            A teenage girl who cuts herself has a mind infested with bad ideas. No? Do you think that she should be encouragd to open to such ideas. You are fat. You are ugly. No one loves you. Why are you such an unlovable person? Are these healthy ideas? Should she dwell on them? Should she weigh and measure them?

            No! It is plainly obvious that such ideas are unhealthy.

            Should we have a class in school where we invite the students to open their minds to the idea of suicide? Or drug taking? Or becoming criminals? Or burning down their parent’s house?

            No? Why not? What is wrong with you? Are you not “open minded”?

            These are all ideas that a healthy society would not be “open” to.

            Do you understand now?

            How can I make it clearer?

    • zekesdad July 10, 2020 at 10:51 am #

      I never tried it, thank God. While in college I went with some friends to a mental hospital to entertain some patients. A friend of a friend played the banjo. I’ll never forget the beautiful 20 year old girl whose mind was destroyed by drugs.

      • BornToKillPeace July 10, 2020 at 11:10 am #

        Very few are capable of being medicine men.

      • toktomi July 11, 2020 at 2:23 am #

        @zekesdad

        I’m with Cindy on this one – you don’t know Cindy.

        Cindy believes that at least one trip should be mandatory, kinda like a soc.sec. number. Only I’m prescribing a minimum of 5 trips and 3 Ayahuasca explorations for the offspring of religious types of all flavors; everyone else can settle with a single LSD swing.

        “mind was destroyed by drugs” – What drugs, other than petro-chemical distillates, destroy minds? Pot will eventually pickle the noodle but it takes a boat butt load to git ‘er done.

        How’s your Rx load these days?

        ~toktomi~

      • Urinthe Village July 11, 2020 at 12:04 pm #

        Practically everybody I knew or hung with at the University of Oregon in the ’70’s and yours truly did LSD and mushrooms. Not a single life destroyed, and it did not appear to be a hindrance to success later on. What happened to them? Surgeons, radiologists, corporate attorneys, meteorologists, ICU nurses, self employed and successful house painters, sheet metal workers, welders, restaurant owner’s, accountants, real estate developers, firemen, jewelry designers and chefs, to name a sampling of careers where they ended up. Not a casualty in the bunch. Check that – a couple turned into functional alcoholics. But please don’t blame the drugs. Mentally ill people sometimes use psychedelics, but psychedelic drugs do not cause mental illness. Check the research being done at Johns Hopkins into the medicinal applications of psychedelic drugs. Heroin and meth might destroy lives – though not on the same scale as alcohol. The same cannot be said about psychedelics.

        • Kim July 13, 2020 at 1:48 am #

          Urinthe Village,

          Yes, LSD and mushrooms are not as bad as other drugs. Nor is their use epidemic in the USA. There may be a connection there. They tried LSD and mushrooms, found that they were a poor way to destroy a nation, and so turned to the promotion and sale of other more addictive and destructive drugs.

          As for alcohol being worse than heroin and meth – especially meth – you must be joking. Meth can addict and enslave someone inside a week. Total destruction of someone’s life will require just one or two more months.

          Anyone who tries meth will be become addicted. It is not a take-it-or-leave-it drug. It is the rare person who can just use meth on a Friday night like a glass of Merlot or a couple of beers. Meth is a monster and eats people alive. It has eaten entire towns and small cities across middle America.

          As to opiods (licit and illicit) in general, the US death toll is pretty well known. 67,367 overdose deaths in 2018. Every one of those deaths a family member.

          These are just opiods. And just deaths. It does not refer to other drugs of addiction such as cocaine, which is highly addictive and life-destroying. Just ask anyone who in one year went through his life savings, sold this house to maintain his coke habit and lost his job as well. Alcohol and even flat-out alcoholism isn’t a patch on that.

          Psychedics? Of course they are passe and an irrelevance. China would get no benefits out of importing LSD into the USA. Because, as you point out, the aren’t especially destructive.

  5. malthuss July 10, 2020 at 10:14 am #

    BRH,

    You mentioned a break in and stealing of guns. Can you repost that?
    I cannot find it.

  6. bluekayak July 10, 2020 at 10:16 am #

    “…, applied like thumbscrews, strappados, and red-hot irons …”

    I’m somewhat surprised and a bit disappointed that Mr. K left out “the bastinado”… Oh well…
    Excellent article as always…our descent into banana-republichood is almost complete…

  7. SW July 10, 2020 at 10:21 am #

    “Defund the police and tie their hands behind their backs? Well, the results are already in for that: huge increases in homicide rates in Chicago, New York, Houston, Baltimore, Kansas City, Newark, Nashville, et cetera, overwhelmingly black-on-black crime.”

    Here’s my guess what’s behind the Defund the Police meme. Okay, with the local police gone (who answer to their local communities, city councils and work closely with the mayor), crime will rise and then the people will be demanding “law and order” again but the local police will not be reinstated. Anyone remember Blackrock (?–not sure of the name, owned by Eric Prince) the private mercenaries who were hired to fight in Iraq? Companies like them will be hired to “police” communities but not answer to them. Private, militarized companies in charge at the local level.

    I hope I’m wrong.

    • GreenAlba July 10, 2020 at 10:25 am #

      Blackwater, I believe, SW. I have the book.

      • SW July 10, 2020 at 11:13 am #

        Thanks, I couldn’t quite remember the name.

        I’m worried that this type of enforcement will take the place of local police as the ground is being sown with hatred of them based on some abuses by the police (which must be corrected) and the never-ending drumbeat that privatization is always the answer.

        I listen to the radio and once an hour an ad is aired that says “Black women and men are being killed by the police and we must ban together to stop this injustice.” Then it says the name of an Orwellian group and “paid for by …. mumble, mumble, mumble.”

        • GreenAlba July 10, 2020 at 11:32 am #

          I think the police, for all their faults/abuses (and they are well documented), come under the heading of Joni’s ‘don’t it always seem to go, that you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone’, SW.

          There are bad apples everywhere, but any police officers I’ve known personally – or almost personally – have been decent people who mean well. All institutions develop an ethos, and when it’s less than healthy, new people get caught up in it or find it difficult to oppose. So eyes have to be kept on it. We’ve had a number of egregious incidents here over the decades. But I think when regulated public services fail, through lack of support or lack of money (or complete demoralisation) that’s when the real psychopaths move in.

        • benr July 10, 2020 at 11:55 am #

          Blackwater name changed to XE.
          Sounds chinese now hmmm.

          • GreenAlba July 10, 2020 at 12:10 pm #

            I’m behind the times, benr.

            I’m waiting to see if Boris Johnson will have the balls to cut Huawei out of the UK’s 5G network altogether (which will cost billions, since the other collaborators aren’t up to speed) following the sucking of Hong Kong into the belly of the beast 27 years before the beast had any right to stick its nose in.

            I’d rather use pigeon post than let Beijing into anything at all.

            But as is the way with Beijing, consequences have been promised.

          • benr July 10, 2020 at 12:26 pm #

            @ga

            With you nothing abut China right now is good for humanity.
            All free nations should refuse to have anything to do with China right now.

          • Nightowl July 10, 2020 at 3:04 pm #

            They have been known as Academi since 2011 or 12.

            Jeremy Scahill and Abby Martin did some good work on them back when Shrub was lighting up the middle east.

          • GreenAlba July 10, 2020 at 4:36 pm #

            Scahill’s is the book I was referring to – it’s just called ‘Blackwater’.

        • abbybwood July 10, 2020 at 1:07 pm #

          I read yesterday where Black Lives Matter UK got its collective nose cut off when they started in about Israel’s mistreatment of the Palestinians and the new annexation plan is illegal etc. etc.

          I think “The Squad” are starting to make the same noises and that Bernie and AOC’s “Unity DNC B.S. Tour” will also be standing up for the Palestinians.

          Suddenly all the pro-Israel groups like AIPAC are saying Black Lives Matter leadership are “anti-Semitic”. That bad BDS movement is being brought up again.

          A Black man was on with Don Lemon a few nights ago and he was raging about the fact that BLM only cares about police killing Blacks not Blacks killing Blacks. Lemon agreed that BLM is NOT about “all” Black lives mattering, just “some” Black lives mattering.

          Then one of the heads of BLM got in hot water for saying white people are sub-human scum not worthy of all the shared DNA.

          BLM, AOC and the squad and the DNC and Biden should be given all the shovels they need to keep digging their deep, shady hole.

          I only hope and pray we can still have a free and fair election in November where those Americans who want to save this country from all the lies and corruption will resoundingly speak up, sending all the DNC snakes and their ilk into political oblivion, which is where they all belong.

          • beantownbill. July 10, 2020 at 2:22 pm #

            The November election will be the worst since 1968. It will be contested no matter who wins. Your hope is a nice sentiment, but I’m certain, given the way things are going now, that the whole process will be a disaster.

          • SW July 10, 2020 at 2:28 pm #

            Here’s the clip with Don Lemon telling actor Terry Crews BLM should only be about police brutality and that’s it:

            https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=don+lemon+cnn&docid=13821101511185&mid=B32FD32B3241D45C3469B32FD32B3241D45C3469&view=detail&FORM=VIRE

            Crews understands the picture is bigger than that and the organization itself could easily become oppressive. A reasonable, intelligent man trying to talk to a man who has his agenda firmly in place.

          • EnterpriseSpaceship July 10, 2020 at 9:01 pm #

            Sir Arthur Eddington needed not to hype Einstein but rather listen to Ernest Rutherford.

            Our Western Civilisation needed not to start choreographing the Nuclear age, not invading Iraq for resource in 1914, and not playing the World War I.

            Britain needed not to choreograph Hitler, the Nazis, WWII and the-now 100 years-running none-sense Arab-Israeli conflict in the Middle East.

            http://energyskeptic.com/2020/nuclear-powered-airplanes-and-cars

      • Ron Anselmo July 10, 2020 at 3:55 pm #

        Blackwater’s name changed to XE now – harder to follow.

        • Dentshop July 11, 2020 at 8:55 am #

          Been Academi for 10 years now.

    • toktomi July 11, 2020 at 2:47 am #

      @SW

      “They” are culling the bleeding hearts. They’re keeping the meanest of the lot cuz there will probably need to be some nasty cleanup work done right before we’re finally ground into beetle bait.

      But, ya, at the same time it’s easy to imagine that it plays into the need to get the public to demand a lock-down with possible police shoot-on-sight orders to curb the home invasions and other violence that will precipitate from reduced law enforcement.

      I can’t imagine that there are enough private law enforcement for an entire nation. I’m guessing public law enforcement and military. Remember virtually every government agency has law enforcement personnel and mission statements.

      This thing that’s unfolding makes a Halloween haunted house look like a children’s story hour. I can’t stop staring – a million details coordinated towards a single set of outcomes – continuous simulations and switching [a big o’ ass train switch yard].

      ~toktomi~

  8. BornToKillPeace July 10, 2020 at 10:22 am #

    EAST OKLAHOMA – I won’t be calling it by it’s new name.

    • BornToKillPeace July 10, 2020 at 10:26 am #

      ….even more sickening that it came about because of a 4 yr old victim. Seems like the Dems sort of calling card, if you follow the rumors.

  9. sanspeur July 10, 2020 at 10:24 am #

    They say the Simpson’s always have episodes that are a prelude to future events. I know you’ve said it before, but if there was a prequel to your WMBH novels, we are living it. Especially the view of the broken United States.

    God forbid anything nasty happens in DC. At that point, I will say you nailed the future, and I will pack a small bag (with the little silver I have) and head to upstate NY, looking for the fictional town of Union Grove.

    I figure there has to be a town with a local water supply that you based the novel series on.

    SANS PEUR!!

    • SouthernYankee July 10, 2020 at 10:30 am #

      Upstate NY is beautiful. i hope to move back there someday. I’m not sure how many towns have the ability to channel all that water themselves but there are lots of mountains and cold running streams in the Adrondacks, away from a lot of polluting industry. Sans Peur.

      • zekesdad July 10, 2020 at 10:58 am #

        The Battenkill featured in some of Jame’s paintings is a storied trout stream. Orvis even sells a line of reels named after it. I don’t know if it still has good fishing or not. Maybe James can weigh in.

      • Nightowl July 10, 2020 at 3:06 pm #

        It is (I grew up there), but many local economies were wrecked by globalism. Not sure where I would go if I went back. My hometown is an empty shell now.

    • pranah July 10, 2020 at 9:08 pm #

      Would you be Scottish, sanspeur (Sans Peur–Without Fear–being the Sutherland clan motto)?

  10. Walter B July 10, 2020 at 10:27 am #

    What is being done here is the weeding out of the weak so that the truly stupid can be formed into a mindless herd of mask wearing rule followers. What shall be done about any of those out there that understand what is really going on is the only question that is left to be answered. Buy off many of them of course, to serve and protect their evil masters, but many others will have to be eliminated, especially those that survive the upcoming in the streets race war with firearms. It will be a fitting end for a nation that embraces corruption, fraud, and farce as the normal way of carrying on daily business, so I find myself not really feeling too bad about it because sooner or later everyone will get what they deserve. The peace that will follow will be glorious.

    • BornToKillPeace July 10, 2020 at 10:33 am #

      I hope you’ve been doing well, Walter. I can’t imagine what kind of bs you’ve had to deal with lately.

      • Walter B July 10, 2020 at 10:59 am #

        Thanks for asking because what you are seeing at the national level is happening everywhere at the small local level as well. With meetings being held on Zoom, our political minorities (by number NOT race), fire up their minions on Facebook with bold faced lies and then scream into their screens to totally disrupt meetings and handicap the regular business of government. Turns out that threats, lies, slander on Facebook are not only accepted and enjoyed by the insane crowd, but the police are totally impotent to deal with any of it. It is a true clusterfuck and none of us are sure whether the “silent majority” is enjoying it or not because they have apparently all taken vows of silence. Even when elected public officials are caught breaking felony laws and cited by the state, the “wheels of justice” simply do not turn anymore it seems.

        This is not going to end well and for any of the dipshits out there that think this is some made up fantasy my have to say simply, go back to sleep, it will hurt less if you are unconscious when it all falls down. The best advice I can give to anyone who cares would be to quote King Arthur from Python’s Holy Grail in saying “Run away, run away!”

        • BornToKillPeace July 10, 2020 at 11:04 am #

          Walter, you are a good man.

          Life Of Brian (1979) – clip: “You’re all individuals”
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QereR0CViMY

        • toktomi July 11, 2020 at 2:56 am #

          @Walter B

          “run away”

          That is the one mass response that would derail this little train ride.

          It will not happen. Humans will do anything for one more gasp of air. [“The Grey Zone”]

          ~toktomi~

          • Walter B July 11, 2020 at 1:36 pm #

            The majority will, no doubt. It is far easier for those of us that have reached old age with great faith to accept the reward. Although I heard a tale this morning told be Ravi Zaccharia of a young soldier mortally wounded in Basra who looked out as his life was ending and exclaimed, “WOW, it is just as beautiful as everyone said it would be”, as he died. Many will be called but few will be chosen.

    • redrock July 10, 2020 at 10:34 am #

      Truly ignorant rant

      • Walter B July 10, 2020 at 11:04 am #

        It must be nice to save so much time by only thinking three words at a time. Slick.

    • SouthernYankee July 10, 2020 at 10:34 am #

      “The peace that will follow will be glorious.” To that end WB, I’ve returned to my faith roots, those that begat this nation. America was great because of its basis in Christianity. Just my opinion.

      • Walter B July 10, 2020 at 10:42 am #

        Mine too, good move.

      • rikbrown July 10, 2020 at 10:47 am #

        Yeah in New England many a great little towns were founded by Christian socialists (those horrible communists) who believed in equal rights for all, stressing the importance of education and civic responsibility. It’s the new American Christianity that has been bastardized and completely inverted. Jesus was not some rich dude sitting high on the throne of dogma, like some despot. Remember who Jesus really was and hopefully you’ll come around. It seems the baby boomers have been mindfucked so much they don’t know whether to put in James Howard Kunstler from about 13 years ago ‘ shit or stand up!’

        • SouthernYankee July 10, 2020 at 10:57 am #

          Agreed rikbrown. Jesus was not dogmatic. And a lot of madness was rationailzed/normalized with Christianity (slavery, Native American genocide, American Exceptionalism, war). So I think you read something into my comments that wasn’t there, althoiugh you “heard” it. And I have “come around.” That’s why I’m at peace today.

        • zekesdad July 10, 2020 at 11:07 am #

          Founded by socialists? You can’t be serious. Christianity taught and still teaches to love God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind, and to love your neighbor as yourself. Socialism teaches neither, and didn’t even exist in the 17th and 18th centuries. As Winston Churchill so aptly put it:

          “Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy. Its inherent nature is the sharing of misery.”

          • SouthernYankee July 10, 2020 at 11:33 am #

            Maybe NE is socialist TODAY but, as an ideology, it did not exist in the 17th century. It was a 20th century invention. And I believe that history will demonstrate that the move AWAY from Christian values was the result of the same old theme written about again and again in Scripture: mankind’s trust in his own efforts, plotting his own course so imperfectly. And as spectacular and awesome as the last two centuries of Industrial activity have been haven’t they really just been another sequel in humanity’s folly?

      • BornToKillPeace July 10, 2020 at 11:13 am #

        A relationship with Christ ain’t no tinder date.

      • toktomi July 11, 2020 at 2:57 am #

        not mine

    • Robert White July 10, 2020 at 1:01 pm #

      Walter, the conundrum lies between the right-wing Republican view of ‘herd immunity thesis’ as opposed to the left-wing view of ‘case load curve suppression’ as protocol to follow.

      The left-wing punditry knows that curve suppression works via mask wearing and physical distancing measures state wide. The right-wing punditry simply wants economic activity to be reactivated at any cost to human life as the right-wing is advocating for the ‘herd immunity thesis’ which is NOT applicable when it comes to a man made Pandemic Pathogen imbued with Gain-of-Function molecular process technology and Dual Use capability for either offensive or defensive military application of biowarfare.

      RW

      • Nightowl July 10, 2020 at 3:07 pm #

        Mask wearing does nothing.

        • Walter B July 10, 2020 at 5:10 pm #

          Not true. Mask wearing is a great indicator to Those Who Rule of how many mindless rule followers there are out there and this is critical information for them to have in order to plan what comes next, RF chip implants. In order to implement this total control device they are going to require at least a 75% acceptance rate for those to take the chip for obvious reasons. Check out Catherine Austin-Fitts on th subject:

          https://usawatchdog.com/the-choice-is-freedom-or-slavery-catherine-austin-fitts/

          • Nightowl July 10, 2020 at 6:12 pm #

            In Europe, they are already talking about a vaccine ID for travel.

            People won’t stand for it though, aside from a select group of pathetic souls.

        • Trent B July 10, 2020 at 10:40 pm #

          Actually, wearing a mask shows the recognition that you don’t know if you’re infected or not. So you give others the benefit of the doubt by not spraying your droplets on them. To frame it as a control issue is absurd. Let’s hope the CDC doesn’t come out in favor of breathing, as that might result in scores of asphyxiations

          • toktomi July 11, 2020 at 3:08 am #

            @Trent B

            “Actually”, truly, for real, obviously masks reduce oxygen intake and interrupt the natural, continuous, and ubiquitous human interaction of sharing facial features and expressions, among a few other things.

            They have nothing to do with reducing the spread of whatever this nasty little coronavirus thing is.

            So, if “wearing a masks shows… recognition that you don’t know [whether] you are infected or not”, does not wearing a mask show recognition that you do know that you are or aren’t?

            ~toktomi~

          • Walter B July 11, 2020 at 10:16 am #

            My deputy mayor is an EMT for a local rescue squad. He had a call recently where a driver of a car who was alone and wearing a mask as he drove down the highway, passed out and crashed. When you consider all of the crap that is in the air, even though it is not really that visible, restricting our oxygen intake and replacing it with CO2 is pretty fucking stupid. The EPA refers to it as particulate matter btw:

            https://www.epa.gov/air-trends/particulate-matter-pm10-trends

          • Nightowl July 11, 2020 at 1:26 pm #

            Indeed, it is for show.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DDXG-dHugc

          • K-Dog July 11, 2020 at 3:50 pm #

            alone and wearing a mask ?????

          • Sredni Vashtar July 11, 2020 at 9:05 pm #

            You have nothing to worry about as far as my droplets – you’re wearing a mask! It works or it doesn’t. If my mask doesn’t protect me, it won’t protect you either, nor will yours, you.

            Keep running. Maybe you can outrun death. You’ll be the first, but hey, there’s always a first for everything, right?

          • Nightowl July 12, 2020 at 6:05 pm #

            The best is when the COVID attaches itself to the cotton petri dish and then gets inhaled.

            Wear your mask, kids.

    • shotho July 10, 2020 at 4:54 pm #

      Does “everyone getting what they deserve” include you?

  11. redrock July 10, 2020 at 10:32 am #

    I quietly watch the race hustle and wonder where the leadership of the race is. Who will point out the facts. Black on black crime does not matter and receives absolutely no press, just another day. Any one who believes we can do without police is insane. Your legal gender is what is in your pants and not in your head. Madness in all directions.

  12. SouthernYankee July 10, 2020 at 10:35 am #

    Rock on Red!

  13. rikbrown July 10, 2020 at 10:39 am #

    Mr Kunstler-
    I’ve been a fan since 2005 after having read The Long Emergency and The Geography of Nowhere. Saw you speak in Cleveland ( leaving sunny SoCal to do so) I think c.2009 or so. Your views on the asinine infinite growth paradigm and the design of our civic landscape from both utilitarian and an aesthetics points I agree with completely.

    My God though! Your views on race and politics would have Michael C Rupert rolling over in his grave. Since the founding of this country we have had systemic racism and slavery has only changed in appearance. The prison industrial complex, the governments complicity in bringing drugs into black neighborhoods, corporations dumping toxic waste into brown fields where brown people live; These are all real. I consider myself more of a leftist than not and I think it’s ridiculous how for example the LGBTQ community is of its demands. The mindset of self righteous hippiedom that I experienced by living in Portland for example assumes way too much and often acts like a spoiled child; They have lost sight in many respects.

    So what we have now is for example the supreme court feeding us platitudes and cliches giving LGBTQ people these so-called rights and stopping pipelines; little things that really don’t add up to much. The environment is obviously important and equal starts should be the rule of the day, i.e. our public education system.The real problem is Wall Street and the oligarchs which it seems you used to talk about more. Trump is a symptom of a very diseased system, run by kleptocrats and technocrats high on Xanax and Adderal and definitely in ‘fuck it mode’. We have corporate socialism and the looting has been and continues to be done by corporations and Wall Street and the Bankster‘s. You’re blaming the victim Howard. You’ve lost sight in these Trumpean years; you are a microcosm of what has happened with the Babyboomers.

    I still come around to read the blog twice a week just to see what you’re up to. I realize that Republicans and Democrats alike are to blame for the problems we have which are systemic and there needs to be systemic change. Blaming the victims of a broken system and spreading right wing propaganda is not helping the situation though. I realize there might be an audience that has to be attended to but…..

    • BornToKillPeace July 10, 2020 at 10:51 am #

      Anyone using the term systemic is a borg.

      • toktomi July 11, 2020 at 3:18 am #

        @Born…

        Ya beat us to it, borgy.

        Organisms are genetically coded to compete for energy and consequently, every organism within a particular niche represents an existential threat to every other organism in that niche. That is systemic. But that’s just where the story begins and it could have ended anywhere other that this messy bit of doin’s.

        ~toktomi~

        • BornToKillPeace July 11, 2020 at 9:01 am #

          STEM professions – it makes sense. Otherwise – no.

    • EvelynV July 10, 2020 at 12:17 pm #

      Well said, nothing more needs saying. You’ve said it for me. Sad to witness JHK’s downward spiral.

      Evelyn — Sad to entertain your trollery. Perhaps you should find some other blog that validates your world-view. I’m willing to assist. — JHK Admin

      • Daddyotis July 10, 2020 at 1:38 pm #

        TDS

      • Kim July 10, 2020 at 10:49 pm #

        Commentator opinions (perhaps all of our opinions) have been shifting in response to the unpleasant direction changes of recent years.

        Take Greg Hunter at USA Watchdog – the most mild of men: in his weekly wrap-up post, GH didn’t just mention the epidemic of black-on-black crime – which he would never have done last year – he went on to point out that blacks victimized whites at a rate of ten to one!

        I was agog to hear such a middle-of-the-roader say that.

        So mindsets do seem to be adjusting. The Overton Window has been opened much wider than we have seen for some time and a new wind, for good or evil, is blowing in.

    • sophia July 10, 2020 at 12:30 pm #

      but rikbrown,

      you make some decent points, however, the situation unfolding with its propaganda does not focus on the faults which are corporate and political corruption in high places but rather browbeats ordinary people into a guilt that is actually senseless. The whole thing is highly destructive. You need to differentiate between those problems that arise out of our deep state corruption ( a for profit prison system for example and unfair sentencing laws brought about by Bill Clinton) and the nation and its people. I would say that our nation should be very proud of the incredible strides it has truly made toward equal justice for all and a nonracist society.

      • Nightowl July 10, 2020 at 3:10 pm #

        Ding, ding.

        Racism will never be “eliminated” anyway. Only an absolute fantasist would think it could be.

    • abbybwood July 10, 2020 at 1:42 pm #

      Obama and Biden and the Democrats had eight years to fix the Black pockets of desperation and lawlessness in Chicago (Obama’s hometown!), Baltimore, NYC, Los Angeles etc. and things only got worse with all these cities and their states being run by Democrats.

      Heck, go back to eight years of Bill and Hillary and they also did nothing to help Black lives matter!

      Then Trump shocks the world with his upset of The Queen and what did the Democrats do?? They pulled out every stop, legal and illegal, to stop Trump from achieving any successes, even with prison reform (although he did manage that but in SPITE of the Democrats).

      Now we have criminals like Pelosi urging the statue purgers on by saying, “People will do what people will do.” Huh???

      That’s right up there with Obama saying regarding torture, “We need to look forward and not back.”

      Same mindset with Ghislaine and Epstein’s decades long child sex trafficking/blackmail of VIP’s operation: “Bury the evidence and the perps. Look forward not back.” (They were both linked to Intel anyways!).

      Now I like the sea change Leo Terrell has gone through. He is the fair-minded Black civil rights attorney who now appears with Hannity. Strange to now hear him saying, “Leave the Democrat Party! Save yourselves! Save yourselves!!!”

      • BornToKillPeace July 11, 2020 at 9:02 am #

        “Obama and Biden and the Democrats had eight years to fix the Black pockets of desperation and lawlessness in Chicago (Obama’s hometown!), Baltimore, NYC, Los Angeles etc. and things only got worse with all these cities and their states being run by Democrats.

        Heck, go back to eight years of Bill and Hillary and they also did nothing to help Black lives matter!”

        Truth.

    • K-Dog July 10, 2020 at 2:59 pm #

      Thank you for stopping by rikbrown.. We are totally on the same page.

      LGBTQ people these so-called rights and stopping pipelines; little things that really don’t add up to much.

      I come around to read the blog twice a week like you do, hoping like a loyal dog who waits every evening for a dead master to get off a commuter train but he never does.

      Seeing problems is not the same as understanding them.

      I wish we could do more than pass the popcorn.

    • Kim July 10, 2020 at 10:18 pm #

      @ rikbrown

      E. M. Forster, the author of A Passage to India, A Room With A View, etc is quoted as once asking “How can I know what I think till I see what I say?”

      This is an important observation to make because it points to the role of writing as being a kind of thinking machine. We scribble down some thoughts, some facts, some opinions, and then in attempting to organize them according to well-known and time-honored patterns, we are able to lay out various ways in which these ideas are possibly related.

      When one is unable to lay these ideas out using these time honored linguistic (writing) patterns, one may be confronted with the fact that possibly one is not making sense. So then one rewrites and rewrites until what one is saying does make proper use of these traditional semantic, cognitive and discursive patterns.

      This is why we are asked to write paragraphs and essays in school. Our writing proves and improves the ordering of our minds.

      Readers look for these patterns in whatever they read. If they are not present, or not sufficiently well-signposted, or are out of place, then readers become confused. They do not understand what point we are trying to make.

      What are these traditional patterns? Well, there are lots – we can’t cover them all here – and to name them would require that we look at a piece of discourse at longer and shorter stretches. So for example we could have the patternings of a book, a chapter, a page…and, knowing the genre of a book, or a short story, the reader will read with certain expectations and understandings of the genre – and the writer may play with them and cross-refer them but ultimately must conform to them. Otherwise, there will be only a kind of confused communication.

      On the comment page of a blog, many people will paragraph. There are a few ways to paragraph – mainly the choice is whether to organize the paragraph “Claim/Assertion + Support/Evidence” or the reverse. In either case, coherence requires that there be a sufficiently tight relationship between the opening of the paragraph and what follows. Otherwise one is perceived to be waffling. This relationship is most obviously maintained by vocabulary control. In such a case, we find that the words that one finds at the beginning of the paragraph, or similar or related words reappear throughout the paragraph (repetition, synonymy, paraphrase). That is how we know we are keeping to the same topic. And as they say (the fascists!), one topic, one paragraph. That is a pretty good rule of thumb.

      Now, maintenance of coherence through vocabulary is of course just one feature of paragraph control (As a pro, JHK is a master of this as he unifies his word choices in various ways, by part of speech choices, domain choices, and so on, so he is a very sophisticated example, if yu care to look). But there are plenty of other features. For example, the logic of sentence-relations can be demonstrated by what is known as the “Give-New” Contract” or as the basic principles of “Sentence Information Order”. This is extremely important. The basic principles are that units or blocks of information in a sentence should be ordered as follows:

      1. Old before new
      2. Short before long
      3. Background before detail
      4. Less important before more important

      Note that when we say short before long, etc, this refers to what precedes or follows the verb, (of the main clause) which is the engine or perhas the fulcrum of the English sentence. And also note that these are principles, not rules. Manipualtion of these principles for effect are an intrinsic part of good writing and one must play them off aganst each other .

      This idea of infomration order relates strongly to vocabulary choices as the re-use of certain words or their repetition through synonmy or paraphrase is not only a strong creator of coherence but is also a strong marker of information as old or new, background, detail in the discourse. Among other things, it alerts us to the progress of the discussion as the scanning eye observes that with changes in vocabulary there may have been a change of topic or the introduction of new information. So one slows to read more closely. Vocabulary control is thus very important. Despite what our English teacher may have said, “elegant variation” is not our friend. Consistency is.

      Further support to clarity comes from the use of explicit markers of semantic relations, words and phrases like but, so, in contrast, however, for example, in this way, in other words, and so on. Of course, the use of semantic (logical) markers can be overdone. Many semantic relations need not be marked. They are understood. For example, how does this sound?: “It was the best of times. It was also, as it happens, the worst of times”. It lacks the punch of the original, don’t you think?

      Still, if we are making arguments, especially if we are making arguments to a hostile audience, it behoves us to make clear the logic of our arguments. I am not saying that we shoud apply semantic markers to our texts like salt from a shaker, but – contrariwise – if we do not use them at all, it becomes the case that not only will our readers not understand our argument, or see its many fine points, we may not be able to undertand and critique our own ideas. And along that path lies not just madness, but perhaps worse, stupidity.

      Of course, I could extend this this little essay. I haven’t discussed basic issues such as the norms of comparison, chronological organization, description, and so on, but I feel I have written enough on this to make my point. And I do not want to waste too many of this blog’s pixels.So I will leave it here.

      • K-Dog July 11, 2020 at 3:59 pm #

        And I do not want to waste too many of this blog’s pixels.So I will leave it here. Hmmmmmmmmmm

    • Sredni Vashtar July 11, 2020 at 3:14 pm #

      South Africa had systemic racism (apartheid). The system flipped and now it has systemic racism against Whites. Problem solved? Blacks are satisfied it seems – though they want the White farmers off the land without compensation too.

      How about you? Is changing the variable or color of the victim enough for you? In other words, do you hate your own people?

  14. zekesdad July 10, 2020 at 10:41 am #

    The appalling things about all of these BLM “protests” is how they are largely populated by nihilistic college educated white millennials, and how they are aided and abetted by liberal politicians. The elephants in the room are the police unions. Lots of people talk about “bad apples” but they likely don’t appear that way until they’ve been on the force a few years. By that time it’s too late to get rid of them because their union will back them to the hilt. Pols of both parties know this of course, but they’re not about to rein in those who back them politically and financially. As soon as they did that they’d be at risk of losing to the opposing party. These ongoing protests are really a giant game of chicken and a larger version of the dramas that ended in the deaths of unarmed black men. Almost all of them follow the same script of petty crime, resisting arrest, and escalation of conflict resulting in death. The protests are similar. What starts as a peaceful demonstrations turns into destruction of property, looting, arson, assault, and sometimes murder. There hasn’t been much serious pushback yet, but it’s not out of the question that eventually the cops, National Guard, or simply someone defending themselves or their property over-react and protestors end up dead. If that happens you might have a bunch of white millennial “martyrs”. Where that leads is anyone’s guess, but none of it will be good.

    • benr July 10, 2020 at 11:13 am #

      A bunch of dead violent protestors will signal the end of all this nonsense but it will take several violent put downs of the riots for people to get the message its over.
      Or Democrats winning on Nov 4 as this is really ALL about Trump anyway.

    • Sredni Vashtar July 11, 2020 at 3:15 pm #

      No Blacks involved, right? Cuz Blacks are peaceful and never do anything wrong!

  15. BornToKillPeace July 10, 2020 at 10:44 am #

    Want to save our young men?

    Take 1 part – Patrice O’Neil
    And 1 part – Ernest Becker – The Denial of Death (The personal hero vs. the cultural hero)

    More reality in that combination than a Ph.D. in the humanities.

    I’m considering forming a men’s club in my area for those red-pilled enough. Women have to been barred from at least one thing, if we are ever to regain sanity.

    Sorry ladies. Nothing personal.

    • sophia July 10, 2020 at 12:33 pm #

      Borntokill,

      Go for it.

      • devon44 July 10, 2020 at 1:04 pm #

        Great, you got permission from a woman! Now you can go ahead and start your men’s club.

    • abbybwood July 10, 2020 at 1:47 pm #

      I will just transition from a woman to a man then I can join.

      You will never know.

      • BornToKillPeace July 10, 2020 at 6:58 pm #

        lol. NO.

        I find it very telling that as woman assume more authority in the public and private spheres – the reeee regarding “patriarchy” rises in unison.

        Could it be ladies need the attention from us, more than we need the attention from you? And the more we give it to you – the worse you get.

        Something…something..about never telling a child, no?

        Once again, sorry ladies. Nothing personal.

      • BornToKillPeace July 10, 2020 at 7:38 pm #

        Abby,

        If I get this off the ground, I would certainly encourage any women who wanted to start their own sisters clubs. Fellas need proper situations again to meet women and mingle on special occasions. It could be a win/win for both of us.

        The focus I envision would be centered on Christ, nation, brotherhood, the encouragement of nuclear family building, and if one decided on the bachelor life-greatness in that sphere.

        (Notice I don’t mention business – I don’t want it to become a you pat my back- I pat yours. Definitely, men helping other men would be a facet-but not a focus.) Men need a place to have a beer after work and talk with familiar non-burnouts, without the crap atmosphere of a common bar/bartenders – and the Masons/Elks are too mumbo-jumbo/questionable, than I desire to perpetuate.

        One of the central issues I’ve noticed as a millennial aged individual living in a town, rather than a city; which I believe contributes to the increase in crazy; was and is the total lack of decent, well-meaning, free-speech meeting grounds to hash out a unity of bonds as equals. At least 1 place to discuss greatness in all it’s forms, folkness, and higher cultural things- without the associated snobbery of social climbing.

    • toktomi July 11, 2020 at 3:21 am #

      Men’s club?

      Ya gotta really love dick to be part of a men’s club, doncha?

      I’ld much rather join a women’s club.

      • BornToKillPeace July 11, 2020 at 9:04 am #

        Your comment seems more a projection of you, than me.

      • BornToKillPeace July 11, 2020 at 9:09 am #

        I was in FMLA my 1st semester, freshman year of college – way back in a previous life.

        Learned a few things in the process – like how they had no vision and were hypocrites.

        Also got to experience my 1st and only std, after a senior in the group effectively sexually assaulted me – while she lasted 20 seconds – and then stopped to cry for an hour without explaining herself.

        • BornToKillPeace July 11, 2020 at 9:15 am #

          fmla = feminist majority leadership alliance

  16. MargfromTassie July 10, 2020 at 10:48 am #

    You make the assumption that all Democrat supporters are in favour of the excesses of political correctness and the antics of the radical left and the BLM movement. Not so – just as not all Republican voters would support the alt right, the neo Nazis and white supremacists.
    If you recall the policy positions of the various Democratic Presidential candidates in a number of areas, you will see the diversity of views and approaches there. Unlike the GOP which seems to lack policies and whose only aim now seems to be to further enrich the corporations and big business. ( You only have to look at the Federal national
    register to see the Administration’s wind back of regulations which protect ordinary Americans and consumers, plus the environment and wildlife).
    We all know the problems of the modern era Democratic Party….
    But, by golly, it seems clear that, in your failure to address the problems afflicting the present GOP and the occupant of the White House, )which are blatantly apparent to the whole world) , you have now, by omission, opted to support by far the greater of the two evils.

    • lbs July 10, 2020 at 3:30 pm #

      Many Democrat voters are moderate. There are virtually no remaining moderate Democrats in Congress. Same goes for liberals. No liberal Democrat politicians anymore.

      Some Democrats won House seats in 2018 claiming to be moderates. Instead, they have been rubber stamps for Pelosi.

      There are two factions of the Democratic Party as far as its elected officials go:

      1). The old guard extremists like Pelosi and Schumer.
      2). the new guard ultra extremists like Omar and AOC.

    • Majella July 10, 2020 at 7:04 pm #

      Geez, Cargill…you’re a sucker for punishment.

  17. snagglepuss July 10, 2020 at 10:48 am #

    The link below is interesting, and reinforces what JHK has written about previously with respect to black students learning to speak english correctly.

    https://nationalpost.com/opinion/randall-denley-if-ontario-wants-to-end-two-tier-education-it-has-to-go-back-to-kindergarten

    It’s about the issues in schools in Ontario, but the problems are similar to those in the US with language. ‘Streaming’ refers to students choosing an ‘academic’ versus ‘applied’ path in grade 9, but as the author states, the problem goes back to Kindergarden years and the real reasons for the inequality outcome.

    This statement really nails it: ‘ Parents who can afford it move to good neighbourhoods to ensure that their children will attend schools with classmates much like themselves. ‘ Those ‘much like themselves’ students include many that are east asian, south asian, etc. There is diversity in the classroom.

    French Immersion classes have always been the choice for parents in Canada because the quality has been deemed to be superior. My city in the western part of the country where there is essentially no french speaking population has the highest rate of french school immersion.
    So much of what is going on isn’t about race at all. It’s really about class and class warfare.

    • BornToKillPeace July 10, 2020 at 10:53 am #

      Do you notice that sjw’s always refer to “bodies” rather than person-hood? Stuck down their in those lower-chakras.

    • Kevvia Knack July 10, 2020 at 11:22 am #

      “So much of what is going on isn’t about race at all. It’s really about class and class warfare”. You’ve hit the nail on the head. I’ve thought the same thing for a long time. PBS World News had an interview last night with a group of young black men and at the end of the interview one of the young guys said bitterly “In America it’s all about the money!” and the interview came to a stop. I live and work in Hollywood and deal with a lot of affluent people on a daily basis. For all the complaining about ‘white privilege” and
      white superiority” I don’t see black people with money improving things one iota. The black people with money that I encounter are making all of the same mistakes that wealthy white people make. They’ve become energy hogs. They’re driving around in mother effing SUVS, living in gated communities and behind high walls, sending their kids to private schools and universities, and swinging golf clubs at the gold course. They’ve shut themselves off from society. If the Democrat party’s game plan is to get a Trojan Horse Black Female President installed in the White House after Biden steps down I don’t foresee her leading any national conversations regarding energy conservation or sustainable living.

      • snagglepuss July 10, 2020 at 2:05 pm #

        Many of those same people in Hollywood who have worked very hard to be sucessful ( Denzel, Morgan Freeman, Larry Elder, and probably more that I don’t know about because I don’t read entertainment news) haven’t been very vocal about the current riots, looting, etc. But they have been vocal previously about what black america needs to do ( keep family’s together) and stop playing the ‘blame game’.
        I agree so much of problem isn’t race but class structure due to some people not being successful. Otherwise there wouldn’t be so many east and south asian people who are very successful. Lots of success in the latino communities as well, especially the Cuban americans.
        Class and culture are not the same as race and ethnicity. Some people just don’t want to face the facts because unfortunately the ‘Chicken’s come home to roost’. ( MalcomX)

        • Kevvia Knack July 10, 2020 at 2:44 pm #

          It’s very important to have a strong cultural identity and a strong ego. If you don’t have a strong sense of self or framework it’s not easy to become a socio-economic success. I think many Asians and Latin people are lucky. They have strong identities. I think they might take certain things for granted. Ironically many of Trump’s supporters and BLM activists have the same problems. They feel society is ignoring them, they cannot find decent jobs and they’re pissed. Too bad there does not seem to be one politician who can articulate this, bridge the two groups and unite the nation

          • snagglepuss July 10, 2020 at 4:15 pm #

            Respectfully, I have to disagree with you on Asians and Latin people being ‘lucky’. They work their asses off. And family expectation of hard study work in schools is ingrained in both east and south Asian culture. When they are not get high marks in math and science they are playing piano, violin or whatnot. I have travelled to Cuba for years ( at least 20+ visits) and they are also extremely hard working people, and they do so much with so little even under the constraints of the embargo.
            I have a friend who is from El Salvador and left 30 years ago because of the drugs and violence. She worked briefly in the US illegally until she was granted refugee status in Canada where she raised her son and has a good life. She told me her friends from Central America who live in Florida and California all voted Trump in 2016. I was shocked and when I brought up his comments about mexican people she said many latinos hate the mexicans because a lot of what Trump said was true. I think I fainted. The point being, things are not always what they seem, and he has support from more than just the ‘usual suspects’.

          • Kevvia Knack July 10, 2020 at 5:30 pm #

            When I said Asians and Latinx are “lucky” I was not insinuating that their success was due to “luck”. I was stating that they are lucky to have strong cultural identities. Maybe “fortunate” is a more appropriate word. They are fortunate to be raised in homes that are rich in cultural heritage. Many white people and black people have no cultural identities whatsoever.

          • BackRowHeckler July 10, 2020 at 9:10 pm #

            A few weeks ago there was a news report based upon stats released by the Census Bureau stating whites would become a minority in the US by 2040 blah blah blah … I’m pretty sure it ain’t going to happen, for the simple reason so called Hispanics become assimilated in a generation or two and consider themselves ‘White’ or simply ‘Americans’. I’ve seen it with Spaniards in my own family, relatives from the Azore Islands, friends from Argentina and neighbors with Cuban heritage who were pretty right wing and didn’t know how to speak Spanish. Far from becoming a minority in the USA, whitey is increasing his majority.

            Brh

          • Kim July 10, 2020 at 10:59 pm #

            @ snagglepuss

            “Respectfully, I have to disagree with you on Asians and Latin people being ‘lucky’. They work their asses off. And family expectation of hard study work in schools is ingrained in both east and south Asian culture.”

            They are indeed “lucky” in that they have had the opportunity to escape their own hellhole countries and come to white countries – where of course they can then work hard to push aside whites and reproduce the hellhole cultures of the countries their families originally escaped.

            Have you not noticed how many browns, in particular sub-continental browns now occupy prominent positions of corruption in tech, politics and cancel culture? Observe how they operate according to ethnic networking that whites are legally forbiddent to engage in. Do you think a brown ever hires a white if he can hire a brown?

            Whites are their enemies. Try to get a job in a university now and find out just how throughly whites have been excluded.

            They are an invasive species.

  18. catharsis July 10, 2020 at 10:48 am #

    While sharing JHK’s trepidations about Biden, the rest of this post is exactly what he accuses the mainstream media of doing – whipping up hysteria. To start, is he denying that the COVID-19 is rapidly getting out of hand? Does he, like the President, not believe that increasing number of cases and deaths portend a crisis? Does he understand the exponential function?

    So instead of virus hysteria, he instead stokes a racial hysteria, based on events that will be far less dangerous and costly to us in the long run. Movements like Black Lives may change politics and maybe even governments, while pandemics throughout history have changed the world and how we live. To characterize COVID-19 as a creation of the media to provide a smokescreen for some other nefarious doings, is irresponsible and dangerous.

    To be clear, JHK has much to say on a number of topics, but he, like everyone else, needs to be called out when he gives free reign to his biases (conscious or not), and especially as he trades on the authority he earned from things in which he actually is expert. He has convinced me of many things over the years, but he has also shown he has several blind spots. I found that he lacks empathy, and therefore, the authority to make pronouncements when speaking on race, the women’s movement, and anything to do with Israel.

    Describing Donald Trump in his last column he says, “Like him or not, you have to feel for someone in such a monumental struggle.” This is describing a man whose entire life has been one continuous exercise in grifting, cheating, lying, bullying and paying fines and settlements for crimes that, unfortunately, never brought him jail time (yet). His corruption is legendary. But we should feel for him in his monumental struggle?

    In today’s column, we’re supposed to feel that General Flynn is being railroaded, despite his repeated guilty pleas to lying to the FBI – and his admitted lying to the Vice-President and Congressional committees about his illicit lobbying and foreign agent activities, his anti-semetic remarks and his furthering of the execrable ‘Pizzagate’ conspiracy.,

    Yet JHK never asks us to ‘feel’ for any of the many innocent black men and women killed by police. In those instances his first impulse is to immediately search for any facts or rumors that would show that the victim had ever participated in any kind of illicit or unsavory activity – regardless of the circumstances, how long long ago it happened, or what relevance it had to the victims murder. The inference being that those past activities justified the current execution. He issues no call for sympathy for the monumental struggles many of these black victims faced their entire lives.

    And denying that police target black men simply defies reality. I’m sure JFK has access to the statistics from NYC’s infamous ‘stop and frisk’ policy. Ninety percent of those stopped in 2017 were African-American or Latino, mostly aged 14–24. Seventy percent of those stopped were later found to be innocent.

    To end with a bit of irony, after making fun of the limitations of black vernacular in a previous column, in Monday’s column JHK actually uses it – “and the floor dropping from underneath our SHUCK AND JIVE economy”. With his obvious command of a vast vocabulary, the “mot juste” he chose to use was a black idiom. Just sayin.

    • JustSaying July 10, 2020 at 10:59 am #

      Even the CDC is recommending that schools open in the fall. The rising cases are non-symptomatic cases in younger populations.

      • abbybwood July 10, 2020 at 2:01 pm #

        And although positive test results are coming out the IFR (Infection Fatality Rate) is going down.

        The fact is that with masks or no masks, social distancing or accidentally bumping into someone at Costco, eventually ALL humans will have a brush with Covid-19. The vast majority will have no problems with it. Some will become very ill and some will die.

        Then as societies we will need to move on with our lives again as the vast majority wants to do.

        We want to go to the beach. Go to gatherings with family and friends, go to church, go to restaurants and bars, run in marathons, go to the gym and swim, go back to schools and open play and normal dating rituals and on and on.

        Eventually, Covid or no Covid, life must resume anew.

    • SW July 10, 2020 at 11:00 am #

      “To start, is he denying that the COVID-19 is rapidly getting out of hand? Does he, like the President, not believe that increasing number of cases and deaths portend a crisis? Does he understand the exponential function?”

      Population of USA — 325,000,000

      civiid-19 deaths to date – 132,056

      fatality rate: 0.00040633

      And 1/2 of those who have died have been in nursing home which are the last whistle stop to death.

      • BornToKillPeace July 10, 2020 at 11:07 am #

        “If you don’t know it by nowwww….you will never never never know…”

    • BackRowHeckler July 10, 2020 at 11:16 am #

      Catharsis, what’s an unconscious bias?

    • JustSaying July 10, 2020 at 12:04 pm #

      The pandemics of 1957 and 1968 were much worse than Covid-19 and had minimal impact.

      Covid-19 is not the Spanish flu, Black Death, polio, or tuberculosis. It’s a bad flu that primarily effects the old and immune compromised.

      The lockdown has caused vastly more harm than the flu!

    • Soloview July 10, 2020 at 2:29 pm #

      To be sure, the insanity raging in America of our days has a complex diagnosis. Yes, the Dems’ surrender to street mobs (even if Nancy & Chuck are kidding themselves that they’re riding the tiger) seems the more obvious symptom, but beyond that, there is the craziness of everyone else, just as sinister. There is the unreal, ubuesque presidency of Trump who has no way of addressing voters with IQ over 80 (though many of the smarter ones still prefer a grifter as the moral justification for their own money swindles). And then you have the Right political insanity of trying to preserve a Republic where some citizens work full time and cannot afford a room with a private entrance to live while other citizens are allowed to make extra untaxed billions out of the global pandemic. It’s the kind formal equality to which Anatole France quipped that it gives the rich and poor equal right to sleep under the bridges. All that is supposed to become invisible by right-wing bafflegab of patriotism, anti-unionism, hatred of socialized medicine (which Bismarck gave the Gemans in 1880’s), right to own battlefield automatic weapons, and wringing of hands over the horrors of abortion (not just the late ones), anti-tax hysteria, in short, the elements of what C.Wright Mills sixty years ago described as “the successful dodge by America, of many of the civilizing aspects of European 19.century”. It’s a bleak picture with nothing close to rational, common-sense political solutions anywhere in sight.

    • Nightowl July 10, 2020 at 3:12 pm #

      Deaths are way down.

      And the spike in cases shows that the virus is MUCH less dangerous than we were told it would be. There has been a massive jump in asymptomatic cases. Further testing has only supported the idea that the virus is little more than a nasty flu.

    • King of Comedy July 10, 2020 at 4:59 pm #

      @catharsis

      The “police targeting black men” is the part that denies reality, particularly in the case of stop and frisk. According to the NYPD Crime and Enforcement Activity Reports, year after year, somewhere between 88-92% of all violent crimes in the city were committed by black and Latino offenders.

      https://www1.nyc.gov/site/nypd/stats/reports-analysis/crime-enf.page

      With crime that heavily skewed in one direction, should the cops have been stopping Swedes?

      • Q. Shtik July 10, 2020 at 5:55 pm #

        With crime that heavily skewed in one direction, should the cops have been stopping Swedes? – KofC

        =========

        Your point, of course, is that ‘profiling’ is a technique that makes perfect sense… and I agree.

        • King of Comedy July 10, 2020 at 7:19 pm #

          A very simple formula:

          Limited resources to regulate a phenomenon + a pronounced distribution of that phenomenon in one direction or another = focus of regulatory resources in the direction of that distribution.

          Another illustrative study of the myth of police targeting black men (in this case concerning the use of deadly force)recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that police shootings are (surprise!) directly related to the amount of crime in a given area. In other words, in a high-crime white area police shoot and kill whites disproportionally; in a high crime black area, they shoot and kill blacks disproportionally. Common sense there (of course the authors of the study while confirming its conclusions have retracted the study because apparently the coffee and donuts in the MSU faculty lounge, potentially under threat from a Woke™ reeducation committee, are more important than scientific truth).

          Another interesting read on the ancillary sub-myth to the primary myth of systemic police racism is eloquently addressed in the following John McWhorter article in Time:

          https://time.com/4404987/police-violence/

          • Braelynn July 11, 2020 at 12:52 am #

            Limited resources. The bain of our existence. The limit of answers and solutions meet uncomfortably with unlimited expectations. And the wheel goes round and round.

          • King of Comedy July 11, 2020 at 11:52 am #

            @ Braelynn

            Limited resources have been a constant since the beginning of time. A precondition of life on this planet.

            In the context of a city, there can only be so many cops; those cops have to go, to paraphrase Willy Sutton, where the crime is; the crime in most big cities happens mostly among a certain demographic (horribile dictu)… as I said, a simple formula.

            The unlimited expectations part plus a population grossly exceeding the carrying capacity of the planet (and by extension, the country) is the real problem. Che Guevara-themed rainbows and unicorns ain’t happening anytime soon.

        • sophia July 11, 2020 at 4:54 pm #

          Not just racial profiling. It’s also behavioral profiling. Since most of the crimes are committed by the very type of people they are frisking, I assume that they don’t stop and frisk just anyone, but punk looking kids hanging around engaging in various suspicious activities.

    • Robert White July 10, 2020 at 6:15 pm #

      Jim writes from authority of being a veteran writer that has lived and worked full time writing in New York City for his entire lifetime. He has written his way around the block that many more times than the lion’s share of writers currently calling themselves writers.

      Jim has artistic license, and the wherewithal to write whatever he wants as subject matter for weekly blogosphere content. He has amassed following and has written myriad books that are recognized by his peers. In addition, he is known by writers worldwide.

      If Jim wants to write provocatively to stir the social media shit-storm that is perfectly within the bounds of ethics for a veteran writer such as himself.

      As a writer, and blogger of all things political I, for one, think that Jim is entitled to write as he sees fit. If Jim wrote politically correct clap trap every week he would not have a following whatsoever. His provocative manner of writing always generates controversy as everyone is well aware on a weekly basis.

      Jim is like a cool Guru when it comes to writing and messing with his readers via play on words, or through rhetorical means. His writing is designed to educate his reader regarding perspective and approach to controversial subject matter that drives social media and online discourse.

      Jim is not a rabbit hole writer either. And don’t ever forget that this is Clusterfuck Nation and not Mr. Rogers Neighbourhood where Jim arrives in the door and dons a sweater and his house slippers for a fireside chat with the kids.

      As far as I’m concerned Jim has a brain and is allowed to use it as a writer. He is not the Scarecrow asking the Wizard of Oz for a brain in this instance IMHO.

      If I thought for a second that Jim was a racist I would not be on Clusterfuck Nation.

      RW

    • Kim July 10, 2020 at 11:09 pm #

      The police so not target blacks, they target likely criminals.

      Under stop-and-frisk, police werer looking for illegal guns, in particular guns used in crimes. They werer spectacularly successful; it is not hard for an experienced officer to recognize a man carrying a gun. It is a fair chunk of metal and deforms both clothing and gait.

      https://nypost.com/2012/07/24/how-stop-and-frisk-saved-new-york/

      As far back as 1911, the state Legislature passed the Sullivan Law, with its seven-year sentence for individuals who carried a gun without a license — and cops began routinely searching persons who appeared to be carrying a firearm. In other states, field interrogations were always a common police tactic.

      The US Supreme Court upheld the practice in 1968; the key question in individual cases is whether the search is “reasonable.”

    • abcdef July 11, 2020 at 6:42 pm #

      Hi Catharsis,
      Thank you for your lucid reply to Mr. Kunstler’s blogpost. It said what I wanted to say. I found the replies illuminating–that many people believe that COVID is not a big deal–a bad flu, as JustSaying suggests. Unfortunately, the data does not support that contention, and as cases spike in this country, we will be left with the uncomfortable necessity of closing down again. What exactly does taking the number of deaths and dividing it by the population of the US actually show, SW? If I had done that at the beginning of the Black Death as a census taker, I would have gotten a similar statistic. Should I feel reassured by the result back in the 14th Century?

      On the police violence issue–Mr. Kunstler suggests that “There’s no evidence at the core of their complaint that police nationwide are “hunting down black men.”” OK, the question I would ask is this: What statistics do we have, and the answer is that we have precious few. Police reporting o police violence is voluntary: “A national data set established by the FBI in 2019, for example, contains data from only about 40% of US law-enforcement officers. Data submission by officers and agencies is voluntary, which many researchers see as part of the problem.” And, ““Most agencies do not collect that data in a systematic way,” says Tracey Meares, founding director of the Justice Collaboratory at Yale Law School in New Haven, Connecticut. “I hope when people think about the science of this that they understand what we know, what we don’t know and why we don’t know it,” she says. “Policing, in large part for historical reasons, has proceeded in kind of a science-free zone.””https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-01846-z. So, we have anecdotal evidence, and along with looting we also have badly acting police. Again anecdotal, but very suggestive that there are much more nuanced sides to this story, that Mr. Kunstler wishes to paint in purely “black and white” terms.

      After all, why focus on African-Americans? Other people of colour have come forward to share their own horror stories. The people marching in the streets are not just people of colour–there are lots of white people doing the same in solidarity. Are they all woke or “useful idiots”? Or are many of them coming to the realisation that race is a REAL problem in this country and that it isn’t whining. but that there are real issues facing people of colour regarding the police, the economy, and any number of other factors. I find it disturbing for Mr. Kunstler to dismiss the impact of centuries of trauma and institutional racism by saying: “Let me take you back to the mid-20th century. America had just fought and won a war against manifest evil. The nation styled itself as Leader of the Free World. That role could not be squared with the rules of Jim Crow apartheid, so something had to change.” https://kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/history-lesson/ OK–“something had to change”? Why? Why not leave it the way it was? “Something”? Like give more folks the opportunity to vote, reverse OBVIOUS segregation and offer some financial help (or “handouts” as some would say) and leave everything else the way it was, because fundamentally there was nothing wrong with the country or how it treated its minorities or its poor, apart from some rules that needed changing? And Mr. Kunstler then suggests that “some” turned their back on this accommodation as being inadequate and then makes the leap to say: “That sentiment has prevailed ever since.” So, how is it that a small group of African-Americans [“SOME”] were basically able to hijack the aspirations of the [“MANY”]? Mr Kunstler believes that it was a form of moral cowardice: “Altogether, Black America remained ambivalent and anxious about all that. That full participation implied a challenge to compete on common ground. What if it didn’t work out?” So, do folks here believe that African Americans were able to compete freely on common (and I am guessing) equal ground because racism–both conscious and unconscious bias was NOW absent from American society (because we changed the Jim Crow rules), so they could in fact compete equally? I mean, did African-Americans have any reason to feel “ambivalent and anxious about all that”, given the history they had lived through in this country, chasing the American Dream? According to Mr. Kunstler, they didn’t–history didn’t matter; only the future mattered and it needed to be grasped with both hands. It was all on them for not grasping the challenge and spurning the offered “welfare”, and instead listening to the Black Panthers and the Nation of Islam.

      So, what about the protests? In fact, the evidence suggests that using the playbook that tries to make this seem just like 1968 or 1992 is not anywhere as effective today. When looking at US attitudes to the protesting and police responses, the majority of Americans think that African Americans have every right to be pissed off with how they have been treated by law enforcement. It has gone up from 43% in 2014 (Ferguson, MO) to 69% after the George Floyd killing and the widespread dissemination of his videoed death in police custody. 74% of Americans back the protest, but there is a split on whether police force was warranted in handling the protests {https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:hBJU7quJ_ygJ:https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/polling-protests-police-protesters-opinion/2020/06/11/987259fe-ab5a-11ea-9063-e69bd6520940_story.html}. So, the country did not go up in flames; there was some looting; there was police force and unnecessary violence used. Some of it video-ed. Most people protested peacefully; most police acted responsibly and non-provocatively. I don’t think this warrants the breathless approach that Mr. Kunstler uses in this blog post. And that dog looks less and less likely to be able to hunt. I will grant that if things get violent, public opinion can change. But why is it that Mr. Kunstler thinks this violence will be basically black protestors and agent provocateurs rather than white supporters of “law and order”?

      Finally–the school reopening issue–its a complete munted shitshow. Nothing in the research is settled on this, with results supporting AND not supporting opening schools. As far as I can tell, results depend on the local circumstances and levels of infection and containment. The CDC is not “recommending that schools open in the fall.” It is saying that IF schools are to reopen SAFELY they need to follow some pretty strict guidelines. That claim upset the President who thinks that isn’t possible to do what the CDC says economically. As some people here are saying–we need to be willing to sacrifice people (teachers, etc) to COVID infection to ensure that parents can have daycare for their young and go to work and keep the capitalist machine working. I find it ironic that I have been reading Mr. Kunstler here at CFN for the last 12 years saying that capitalism is on its last legs. Maybe it is time to take Mr. Kunstler at his word and let it go, and embrace the new world that is to come.

  19. JustSaying July 10, 2020 at 10:54 am #

    Very serious post today.

    The Covid is over (but you would have to be able to read and perform simple math to understand):

    https://off-guardian.org/2020/07/07/second-wave-not-even-close/

    As for the Wokesters, they will eventually consume themselves!

    • Disaffected July 10, 2020 at 11:28 am #

      Amazing piece! Thanks for posting.

      • JustSaying July 10, 2020 at 11:56 am #

        Clarity – what is seriously missing today!

        • Disaffected July 10, 2020 at 12:14 pm #

          In a LOL funny opposite vein, there’s this stupid post over at DailyKos (where else?) this morning, the apparent message of which is, if we’re all trying to pee on one another in public (I suppose it might come to that…), if we both wear pants, we’ll only succeed in peeing on ourselves.

          https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/7/9/1959135/-Four-first-hand-reports-from-Real-World-Covid19-edition-They-do-not-fit-any-narrative-very-well

          Imagine that! Not sure why we’d all be inclined to suddenly start peeing on one another (especially in public), but the original post came from a nurse in Ventura county CA, so that probably has something to do with it. Fruits and nuts out there always trying to start something new…

          • GreenAlba July 13, 2020 at 9:47 am #

            If the analogy is beyond you, ignore it. The testimonies of doctors/nurses re patients, recovery issues, and probable Covid deaths not being logged as Covid were more interesting.

            You could have quoted some pertinent bits.

    • toktomi July 11, 2020 at 3:27 am #

      @JustSaying

      That’s cute.

      Too bad this isn’t about simple math. This is some sophisticated calculus, my child. And if you think any more than a handful of us are getting out of this algorithm alive, you are still counting on your fingers.

      ~toktomi~

    • abcdef July 12, 2020 at 5:54 pm #

      Hi JustSaying,
      Why do you believe that the non-peer reviewed article at the heart of this post you cite is actually the “final word” on this situation. E.g., why assume a binomial distribution? Where is the data to support the claim of a small group of super spreaders is hitting a small group of people who are susceptible to the disease? These are assumptions and you are entitled to like them, but without enough data to support them, this does not make this a slam dunk. Where does a R) of 2.4-3 come from? If HIT is around 60% (assuming a more homogenous population than the authors do in their paper), then with a R0 less than 1 this is still going to imply lots of infected people with a mortality rate that is going to be greater than the flu … And let us assume that your paper has gotten it right, that still doesn’t excuse the behaviour of a lot of people who want to exercise their right to not wear a mask when around other people.

  20. elysianfield July 10, 2020 at 11:14 am #

    What’s next.

    What is coming is truly the most destructive, dangerous period in our lives.

    The US Supreme Court, today, ruled that fully half of Oklahoma, fully half, is reservation land, owned by Indians.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-53358330

    Yes, reservation land. Including the city of Tulsa. A coalition of Indian “leaders” opined after the ruling that…individual property rights would not be affected.

    For now.

    Reservations are sovereign nations…technically not even in the US. Think you own your land? Think you have sweat equity, or any rights regarding where you live? Guess again.

    Reparations? Sheeit, you ain’t seen nothing yet….

    • BackRowHeckler July 10, 2020 at 11:22 am #

      E

      I thought this ruling meant that Indians living in Oklahoma could no longer be prosecuted in state courts, but would have to stand before Federal or Tribal courts.

      Apparently state law will not apply in at least half of Oklahoma. It seems like a recipe for disaster, like ‘defunding the police’.

      Brh

      • BornToKillPeace July 10, 2020 at 11:43 am #

        Interesting that this happens to Tulsa after the contested Trump rally.

      • elysianfield July 10, 2020 at 3:10 pm #

        BRH,
        This ruling means that the Indians now control 1/2 of the state. They will only pay state taxes at their own sufferance.

        What the ruling REALLY means is that, within 60 days, there will be hundreds of petitions to every court of standing in all 50 states demanding return of Indian Ancestral Lands…the precedent is set, and the echelons of suede shoe lawyers are waiting in the wings.

        It means that your title to the land on which you currently reside will be clouded.

        If I might make a suggestion…a helpful one?

        When the out of state Law Firm presents you with a letter demanding you vacate Indian property, and the Indian Agents arrive to help you do so…find a large cardboard box in which to live…if you paint it, it will last longer when the rains come!

        You have my sympathy. If I am wrong in this, please remind me in several months, and I will metaphorically kiss your ass until it bleeds….

        • BackRowHeckler July 10, 2020 at 4:04 pm #

          This was Tunxis Indian hunting grounds. But they ceded it to the English in 1640. We paid the Indians fair and square.

          Decendants of local indians moved up to Stockbridge, Mass in the 18th century, then to NY State to live with the Mohawks. At some point in the mid 19th century they made their way to Green Bay, Wis. where they live to this day. They are aware of their heritage and come back to pay us a visit occassionally.

          Brh

          • K-Dog July 10, 2020 at 4:39 pm #

            They never got paid for Indian Neck.

          • BackRowHeckler July 10, 2020 at 5:09 pm #

            I find indian artifacts at Indian Neck sometimes. Yale has a museum in town with local indian artifacts archeologists have dug up. One time I brought in a stone bowl with a triangular masher I found which indians used to make dye. The curator told me it dated from about the 16th century and the artifacts they collected were from a paleolithic people who lived here 8000 BC. 8000 BC, think of that.

            Brh

          • Kim July 10, 2020 at 11:18 pm #

            We paid the Indians fair and square.

            The hypocrisy and lying to yourself is the problem here.

            First, the Indians did not have chiefs or representatives competent to alienate land from their own bands and tribes. The contracts weren’t worth the paper they were written on.

            The contracts were never lived up to by the whites.

            Everybody knew the whole thing was a scam and landtheft.

            The facts are that there was an invasion, a long series of wars, and the Indians lost. I don’t like that story. I also don’t like that the Asante of Ghana crushed and enslaved the Fante people and sold them off inland and on the coasts. But it happened.

            I am also not so keen on Genghis Khan. Or Alexander the Great. Or the Islamic expansion of the 7-8th century.

            At the same time, I don’t bullshit myself about what these things were. It was an invasion, wars, and theft. End of story.

          • BornToKillPeace July 11, 2020 at 9:29 am #

            LIke us today – if the indians hadn’t been fighting each other – and banded together – the white man would of never taken the Americas.

            But they hated each other.

            “United we stand, divided we fall”

          • Sredni Vashtar July 11, 2020 at 3:20 pm #

            It a sad and bad story that had a good ending: We won. Are we gong to give it back? Let the swarthy men feast in the white tower? I say No.

    • fugeguy July 10, 2020 at 11:49 am #

      We might be heading back to the stick and stone age anyway. Might as well leave it to the former experts.

      • K-Dog July 10, 2020 at 4:16 pm #

        Experts at travel. Only the strong survive. Exiled from the south so it could be stolen by the good-old-boys of the 19th century Antebellum clusterfuck they were forced to take bad land in Oklahoma.

        “John Marshall has made his decision;

        now let him enforce it.”

        Those are the famous words uttered by President Andrew Jackson in relation to U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall’s 1832 decision in Worcester v. Georgia to strike down a Georgia law that imposed regulations on the comings and goings of white people in Native American land.

        Throughout the 1820’s Georgia worked tirelessly to remove the Cherokee Indians from their lands in the northern part of the state. Georgia enacted laws that extended its jurisdiction over Cherokee territory, acquired tribal lands, and attempted to redistribute that land to non-native residents. Andrew Jackson was elected president in 1828 and joined Georgia in its quest to remove the Cherokee and other Native Americans from their land.

        The Trail of Tears and Cherokee Removal

        Another reason for all the fucking rebel statues to come down.

        • K-Dog July 10, 2020 at 4:18 pm #

          * removal to Oklahoma.

        • EvelynV July 10, 2020 at 4:22 pm #

          Andrew Jackson broke 71 treaties with Native Americans.

          • K-Dog July 10, 2020 at 6:14 pm #

            He is on my racist pig list.

            His mother had hopes of him becoming a Presbyterian minister, but young Jackson quickly dashed those hopes with his propensity for pranks, cursing and fighting.

          • Kim July 10, 2020 at 11:19 pm #

            He is on my racist pig list.

            You are on the “anti-racists'” long-pig list.

          • K-Dog July 11, 2020 at 12:02 am #

            And I am also the worlds tallest midget don’t forget.

          • K-Dog July 11, 2020 at 12:02 am #

            worlds’

  21. shabbaranks July 10, 2020 at 12:19 pm #

    “You know the thing”. Biden afraid to cite the Constitution or Declaration of Independence. He’s canceling himself.

    https://media1.tenor.com/images/cfb054461414acffab2a12807467ff2a/tenor.gif?itemid=16693906

  22. JustSaying July 10, 2020 at 12:21 pm #

    Which may be exactly why the Woke Inquisition’s real aim is to undermine all of America’s institutions and then bust up the republic…

    I really don’t think they want to bust up the republic because that would deprive them of critical resources. They want total political domination, like true totalitarians that require complete acquiescence.

    But since they don’t understand history, they do not realize that in a civil war, the conservatives will control the military and the police.

    • Kim July 10, 2020 at 11:24 pm #

      But since they don’t understand history, they do not realize that in a civil war, the conservatives will control the military and the police.

      What in the world gives you that idea?

      The best way to prove your assertion is to give examples where the police and the army remained loyal to the state under similar revolutionary conditions.

      All I have seen lately is these bulwarks of conservatism and constitution-protection stand down and taking knees.

      They will follow their pay, like everyone else in this system. What else would they do? Farm?

  23. BackRowHeckler July 10, 2020 at 12:37 pm #

    Yes, if they bust up the Republic who’s going to fund EBT cards, pass out food stamps, and give $600 million to Planned Parenthood each year?

    • Kim July 10, 2020 at 11:26 pm #

      @BRH

      That many will suffer and die is not one of their concerns. It may even be a bonus. They say their goal is to reform America. In reality, it is to destroy it.

    • sophia July 11, 2020 at 5:06 pm #

      BRH.

      You don’t understand. They want total destruction and that means people will starve, and be killed, and go to prison, and the blacks and Indians? Ha, ha, ha.

  24. Robert White July 10, 2020 at 12:39 pm #

    Whitey’s next trick is Trump’s tax returns served with requisite media smear on all stations for the duration of the electioneering 2020. Following that trick we move on to Whitey’s next trick which is to do away with fiat cash so that the entire population is forced to use electronic money instead of the now contaminated cash system that will be outlawed due to biohazard in the population.

    After Whitey accomplishes that task he will need to run more Psyops against rival upcoming super hegemon China to continue distracting the population from investigating the malfeasance in the Central Banking System of the Western empire.

    Forming Special Drawing Rights-SDRs on an IMF controlled basket of currencies is next trick on Whitey’s long list of tricks for kids of power & Finance.

    In the interim, the social media lobbies will continue fomenting the Steve Bannon play book of proto-Fascism via the CIA controlled Colour Revolution that worked so well for Mao in his day of absolute rule over the masses.

    When the day comes where the US Congress is filled with ethnicity other than majority white dudes telling majority Americans of ethnicity how Whitey plans on ripping them off through Congressional led boutique taxation plans I will eat my hat. Congress has always put forth Whitey’s face as paramount virtue signal to the population that Whitey holds power in politics, and ethnicity is merely held up as ideal tokenism for the riff raff bleeding heart Liberals that espouse the Neoliberal held melting pot view of American taxpayers so that taxpayers will support them financially without ever doubting their intentions in the long run.

    Those damn American ‘wokesters’ are no damned woke enough IMHO. The focus is on the CIA Colour Revolution whilst the financial autocrats rape & pillage the US Treasury, and American taxpayers too stupefied by the CIA Colour Revolution to notice the ruse.

    Excellent article this week, Jim. Superb writing too IMHO.

    RW

  25. My Point of View July 10, 2020 at 1:16 pm #

    “….but the sadistic pleasure of inflicting pain, injury, and humiliation in the process of extracting money and power…

    Sounds a lot like working for minimum wage….

  26. axisboldaslove July 10, 2020 at 1:48 pm #

    Just so you’ll know, Jim, not all of us Democrats are enamored of the violence in the street demonstrations, or the burning and looting of small businesses or the mess that the short-lived social experiment CHOP/CHAZ turned out to be. You do generalized us so these days! And I have to say- I find it very strange that you have become a Trump apologist. That’s a little mind boggling. Again, I wish you would but the “cluster” back in clusterfuck.

    • axisboldaslove July 10, 2020 at 1:49 pm #

      Dammit! Why is there no edit button here. Stick that last “but”, replace with “put”. Thank you!

      • K-Dog July 10, 2020 at 2:14 pm #

        The advantage is that people can’t be changing up their shit after you respond to it. If also forces everyone to review their stuff, at least I hope so. An editor that let you do edits for a few minutes after you post wood would be nice.

        • K-Dog July 10, 2020 at 2:16 pm #

          It also forces <–

          My problem is with new edits I don't notice until I submit. Corrections introduce new errors which are hard to see.

          • Majella July 10, 2020 at 7:18 pm #

            Try reading the post backwards to espy spelling & syntactical errors.

          • K-Dog July 10, 2020 at 9:01 pm #

            Yeah, then i fix two and make one more. Reading backwards I do. Sometimes it makes it easier to see the bullshit.

          • Kim July 10, 2020 at 11:27 pm #

            @ Majella

            Try reading the post backwards to espy spelling & syntactical errors.

            I am sure most of your posts would make more sense read backwards.

          • K-Dog July 11, 2020 at 12:05 am #

            You going on about forwards and backwards is a palidrone.

    • lbs July 10, 2020 at 3:24 pm #

      Most grassroots Democrats are moderate, sensible people. They have a blind spot, however, in not recognizing that a Biden victory means the woke demolition crew will be running our country.

    • ricksinger July 10, 2020 at 5:16 pm #

      What’s next…? Jim needs a family intervention. Otherwise he’s continuing to suffer full-on cognitive biased delusions.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cognitive_biases

      I count at least a dozen in this one post alone. How many can you?

      • Majella July 10, 2020 at 7:19 pm #

        Look out, ricksinger. You’ll be bounced along with Evelyn…

        • BornToKillPeace July 10, 2020 at 7:57 pm #

          This is the only place on the internet I know of where people come back twice a week – week after week – for years – to criticize the author.

          Any one of these people could go anywhere else to talk about the exact same topics.

          Doesn’t make sense.

          • benr July 11, 2020 at 10:15 am #

            And he puts up with it for a long time before sending them to the corn field.

          • K-Dog July 11, 2020 at 3:40 pm #

            Any one of these people could go anywhere else to talk about the exact same topics.

            Really, and where would that be.

            Did you see the game last night? Vast seas of ignorance resulting from preoccupation with hedonism as far as the eye can see. The only way to deal with it on a social level is abysmally deep denial and distraction.

            America is a nation of consumers in search of experience and sad to say, that is all Americans are now. You are what you buy and that is all you are. Americans are addicted to a simulacrum of real life. Identity established through external symbols is a bland existence, if it deserves even to be called existence at all but that is all that is left to do.

            Where can you discuss? Where in this society can you find people to discuss with that won’t make any conversation all about them? Where can you find people who even read beyond a bare minimum of functional literacy?

            Americans embrace isolation and individualism. Hence America will be a blip in history. Fire and brimstone if only in a metaphorical sense is America’s future. Tyranny of the banal is almost complete in America now. Everybody who comes here knows this. And that fact is important to all of us for different reasons.

      • Majella July 10, 2020 at 10:16 pm #

        ricksinger

        This whole place is a shining example of “availability cascade”.

      • Kim July 10, 2020 at 11:29 pm #

        @ ricksinger

        Posting a link is not the same as making an argument. Do you have that in your list of “cognitive biases”?

  27. wm5135 July 10, 2020 at 2:09 pm #

    Canto III – do I hear the screams of the Uncommitted?

    “Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch’intrate”,

    Search – Justice Mark Warby’s ruling –

    “The petulant “Resistance” that dug in after Hillary’s shocking 2016 election loss…” JHK

    The timeline referenced above needs a restatement. “after”?????

    “Government is the Problem” that phrase should have stirred the Unwoke, that bastion of intellectual might, from their slumber. No siree bob, that was the celebrated Great Communicator. The United States Constitution is the Blueprint for the Government,if the Government is the problem, reduction (a pillar of the scientific method) brings us to conclude that the Constitution is the problem. Please tell me again how ignorant the Woke are. The unwoke have been systematically engaged in dismantling the the government and have called that patriotism.

    WMD – Willing Mass Delusion
    IED- Ignorance Enhanced Dystopia

    If the intelluctual capacity of the United States was assembled into a vertical column it would not elevate the citizens to a height sufficient to kiss Mr. Jefferson’s ass.

    I’ll see your Adam Schiff and raise a Lindsey Graham

  28. PeteAtomic July 10, 2020 at 3:07 pm #

    Now what??

    this is an info war waged by the legacy media/Deep State against the US population. Forget all the marxist bullshit of BLM. What its really, really about is the fight to return to globalist economics (trade/corporate outsourcing), and neo-imperialist foreign policies (interventionism, proxy war, cold war).

  29. PeteAtomic July 10, 2020 at 3:13 pm #

    I can’t find anything in the media about how many people were there listening live to Biden’s speech in Dunmore, PA.

    I’m guessing it was in the hundreds, if that. Biden can’t draw a crowd. That’s another reason he remains in the basement. It’s the simple fact that nobody will come to actually see or listen to him.

    • BackRowHeckler July 10, 2020 at 3:47 pm #

      Biden’s previous appearance in Penn a few weeks ago about 6 people showed up, all reporters.

      A god awful small affair …

      What would Biden do with a large crowd anyway? Certainly not whip it up. He was never much of a public speaker even 40 years ago. Now … faced with a large crowd on a hot day there’s a good possibility of him turning blue and going toes up — no air, no air! — right there on the podium.

      Brh

    • BornToKillPeace July 10, 2020 at 8:08 pm #

      Dunmore crowd was 50-60. Don’t know how many reporters were counted in that.

    • sophia July 11, 2020 at 5:10 pm #

      Why the basement? Isn’t he allowed upstairs?

  30. lbs July 10, 2020 at 3:20 pm #

    One of Kunstler’s best essays ever. No doubt would be found a wee bit offensive by the Grand Mullahs of wokeism.

  31. BackRowHeckler July 10, 2020 at 3:51 pm #

    Rampant virus?

    130,000 deaths out of a population of 330 million

    Whoo, what a pandemic!

    Statistically it doesn’t even exist.

    I know, I know, I wouldn’t be saying that if I caught it.

    Brh

    • K-Dog July 10, 2020 at 4:55 pm #

      Read again, we are not referring to the same virus. Mine infects the brain. it is CO-COVID and under the electron microscope has; instead of spikes, little question marks that hook onto to brain neurons. There is no doubt that this one came out of a lab for it makes people behave most unnaturally. It likes to hook around mirror neurons in particular and turns people into pathological narcissists. Persons infected with this virus begin their decent into the madness of the infected deranged mind by watching orange lips move. Like they matter.

      Like sponges the infected soak up deranged thoughts of unfounded wealth and privilege. They begin to think reality is anything they want it to be. They think that the world is their oyster and that every one of the rest of us owes them a living. As surly as the sun rises in the east and sets in the west.

  32. Robert White July 10, 2020 at 4:11 pm #

    What happened to Janos?

    RW

    • K-Dog July 10, 2020 at 5:10 pm #

      Vishnu has many avatars. You have been around a while so I know your comment is rhetorical. A stream of sock-puppets is forever being banned. You know this for a fact.

      I can’t be the only one who sees the patterns. I remember an old one.

      ProgressoConservative who was an FBI agent out of Atlanta. (Like I could not tell from the questions he sent me in email.)

      We have a new one today. SouthernYankee. The same field office? I don’t know, and I can’t count the number of other ‘dogs’ who have trotted through through the years.

      Janos has had many avatars as you know. His most recent is Sredni Vashtar which turns out to be the title of a very fine short story.

      He will be back, at least the base character will be and that character will have an author. It serves a purpose. Somebody gets paid.

      • PeteAtomic July 10, 2020 at 8:39 pm #

        “ProgressoConservative who was an FBI agent out of Atlanta. (Like I could not tell from the questions he sent me in email.)”

        good grief

        the FBI is bored apparently lol

      • Sredni Vashtar July 11, 2020 at 3:24 pm #

        The System hates White Nationalists. That should be evident now even to the lowest IQ’s and most inattentive.

        • benr July 12, 2020 at 12:35 pm #

          The System hates Whites and most of all Conservatives. That should be evident now even to the lowest IQ’s and most inattentive.

          I fixed that for you.

          • Sredni Vashtar July 12, 2020 at 1:55 pm #

            Yes it hates Whites, but White Conservatives? Most of them are cucks in service of the system. Loyal opposition like Mitch McConell.

            And it hates conscious Whites or White Nationalists the most.

  33. MiddlePeninsula July 10, 2020 at 4:39 pm #

    I am still snickering about this morning’s writing. Totally entertaining.
    I thank my lucky stars I live in the willy wags. Our community is making noises about “gating up”.
    Personally, I don’t know why the police would do anything going forward. They don’t get paid fairly in my opinion and they aren’t appreciated anyway. These liberal mayors need to see just how bad a shithole their cities can become. It will be great for tourism, tax revenues and the quality of life. Yeah, right…

  34. Q. Shtik July 10, 2020 at 4:50 pm #

    Apropos of nothing in today’s essay:

    Two Black males that I had never heard of before came to my attention today. One was a young guy named Keedron Bryant who I gather sings and has a great new song.

    The second is a financial dude appearing on CNBC. His name is Shundrawn Thomas.

    My question is, where do they get these names? Do they have an Aunt like O.J. Simpson had who is basically the go-to person for dreaming up names for new babies.

    I am going to make a semi-wild-ass-guess (a SWAG) that there has never been a Shundrawn previous to the one on TV today in the entire annals of American birth certificates. Possibly the same with Keedron.

  35. ricksinger July 10, 2020 at 5:14 pm #

    “What’s next…?” you ask? What’s next is that I’m going to stop checking your Klusterfuck of bullshit Monday and Fridays.

    So what’s happened to Jim? If the blog is still being written by Jim and not an imposter that he’s checked out a while ago. Too Much Magical fantasy swirling about in his head, perhaps?

    Ricksinger– Fuck you. Hit the road (I’m buying your exit pass today.) — JHK Admin

    • benr July 10, 2020 at 6:53 pm #

      NO he woke to the fact the DNC is plain evil.

      • K-Dog July 10, 2020 at 9:49 pm #

        Having discovered the DNC is plain evil destroys all understanding that we might live in a cowboy / indian universe where while there is evil; good guys of some color somewhere ride white horses. Such a new understanding requires a mandatory walk in the wilderness. It can’t be avoided.

        Remember the end of Animal Farm. The pigs had become indistinguishable from humans. Yes you knew that already, but you always dismissed it because of your abiding faith in American Camelot. Now it can’t be dismissed anymore. Evil is as evil does and the machinery of exploitation has firmly seized both major American political parties. One in each hand of this monster now grinds them together and the blood of evil drips to the ground.

        • K-Dog July 10, 2020 at 9:53 pm #

          One in each hand of this monster now grinds he grinds them together and the blood of evil drips to the ground.

  36. Soul Forensics July 10, 2020 at 5:49 pm #

    The tactic of throwing a pile of spaghetti (or shit) against the wall in the hopes that some of it will stick needs an update. The evil morality brigade, overconfident and viciously full of glee, now throws enough volcanic poo against the wall to empty Etna, knowing that no one will be able to keep up with the outrageous crimes, big or small.

    We’ve passed into the stage of outrage fatigue. The latest insult, surpassed in two minutes by the one after, doesn’t register any more as shocking, only expected in a wearisome parade.

    Two examples in my neck of the woods follow from yesterday, seemingly minor, but which speaks to the insanity. The Babylon Bee can’t keep up.

    In West Vancouver, police were looking for the owner of a car which cut an intersection sharply enough that it left a skid mark against (horrors!) the newly painted rainbow sidewalk. It was being investigated as a hate crime.

    On Vancouver Island, a co. called Men In Kilts advertised their product in a photo in which one of the men was captured with the thumb and forefinger of one hand together, the other three fingers splayed out. Apparently, this is a secret symbol of Wh!te Supremacism, even though the same symbol was used by our woke Prime Minister in a photo in whatever context, and is also used as a spiritual gesture in Buddhism and in other meditation practises. It’s a common mudra which is supposed to aid in concentration. Are they gonna be targeted next?

    The manager of the store which ran the ad was falling all over himself, saying he didn’t notice the symbol, and found it disgusting, that he was sickened, abasing himself as if he were in front of the Spanish Inquisition.

    People laugh at this stuff. But if they can haul you in for this horsesh!t, imagine how easy it is, how conditioned you become, to just shut up about your real views, while acceding to coerced speech, following the “silence is violence” thoughtcrime.

    • Nightowl July 10, 2020 at 6:15 pm #

      I saw that. The interesection thing. Beyond parody.

      I initially assumed it was the UK, but then saw it was Canada. Same difference on the cuck scale.

    • sophia July 11, 2020 at 5:15 pm #

      That’s because they are terrorists. They want and will get total silence.

  37. Walter B July 10, 2020 at 6:06 pm #

    Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place.

    • Majella July 10, 2020 at 10:19 pm #

      …said over 2000 years ago, Walter. Still waiting…

      • Walter B July 11, 2020 at 1:44 pm #

        Not exactly, although in 2033 the 2,000 mark will be met and then my dear is when the fun shall begin.

        • Majella July 12, 2020 at 9:18 am #

          Can’t see ME making it that far,Walt. How ‘bout you?

  38. Roundball Shaman July 10, 2020 at 6:28 pm #

    “…the Woke Inquisition…a supercharged shakedown operation utilizing all the medieval tools of maximum mindfuck to hustle the USA out of its own existence.”

    In 1975, Van McCoy told us to (Do) “The Hustle”. Our current age is taking that bouncy beat-driven advice solidly to heart. Only took 45 years for it to catch on, although we’ve been the victim of quite of few other hustles over those years just to get to today’s version of medieval shakedowns.

    “The animating principle of Black Lives Matter is not justice but coercion, and not just coercion, but the sadistic pleasure of inflicting pain, injury, and humiliation in the process of extracting money and power.”

    Doesn’t this practice already describe most of the bosses we’ve ever known… and certainly many marriages? This is simply boiler-plate strategy for getting ahead in the world.

    “…it’s Whitey’s fault. Whitey is racism incarnate.”

    Society seems to always need a race to demonize. In the present day, it’s Whitey’s turn for the lowest berth. The brother-and-sisterhood-of-all-races is a foolish dream as the honest truth is most people don’t ever really want that.

    “White Fragility makes redemption impossible. No amount of penance, apology, or remediation can fix it. Which raises another question: why even bother entertaining reparations for slavery? It will never be enough.”

    Just like the USA national debt that will never be paid back. Perpetual serfdom. Perpetual guilt. Perpetual victimhood. Looking for a stable, long-term position? Be a person riddled with guilt, broke and broken, dispirited, longing for a Normal that’s gone forever, and devoid of hope for the future. That position doesn’t pay well, but neither will anything else anymore in Broke and Broken America.

    In case you’re forgotten…
    “Do it! Do it! Do it!…
    Do the Hustle! Do the Hustle! Do the Hustle! Do the Hustle! Do the Hustle!
    Do it!…
    Do the Hustle! Do the Hustle! Do the Hustle! Do the Hustle! Do the Hustle!
    Do the Hustle!”

  39. Htruth July 10, 2020 at 8:45 pm #

    Detroit Police Release Video Of Deadly Shooting On Friday: https://americanyellowvest.wpcomstaging.com/2020/07/11/detroit-police-release-video-of-deadly-shooting/

  40. PeteAtomic July 10, 2020 at 9:16 pm #

    Holy cats

    the number one amazon book selling is 1984

    that’s actually very hopeful

    • K-Dog July 10, 2020 at 9:58 pm #

      Yes, very hopeful. Until I checked you out and found out that your source is:

      The —> Ministry of Propaganda.

      • PeteAtomic July 10, 2020 at 10:25 pm #

        ya sorry about that eh

        • K-Dog July 11, 2020 at 12:17 am #

          Under the spreading chestnut tree,
          Where I knelt upon my knee,
          We were as happy as could be,
          Under the spreading chestnut tree.

          Under the spreading chestnut tree.
          he sold me and I sold he.

          • Q. Shtik July 11, 2020 at 12:05 pm #

            Beneath the spreading chestnut tree
            The village idiot sat
            Amusing himself by abusing himself
            While catching his cum in his hat.

            Yeah, I know, it’s an old one.

        • PeteAtomic July 12, 2020 at 12:30 pm #

          gross Q

    • EnterpriseSpaceship July 10, 2020 at 10:14 pm #

      “In 1932, Brave New World then produced, spreading a new belief that the issue of Energy-scarcity is now solved with the power of the Atom – once for all.

      Then 1984 has been produced, never telling the readers why the big brother is so crazy – if all infinite Energy resources are in his hand?!”

      http://energyskeptic.com/2020/high-level-nuclear-waste-storage-degrades-faster-than-thought

      • PeteAtomic July 10, 2020 at 10:41 pm #

        well that’s nice 🙂

        • K-Dog July 11, 2020 at 12:22 am #

          What is super cool is I read what Orwell thought of Brave New World yesterday. What is not cool is that EnterpriseSpaceship never read the book because the world of 1984 is a tyranny of scarcity among other things. :} :}

          • K-Dog July 11, 2020 at 12:23 am #

            🙂

          • EnterpriseSpaceship July 11, 2020 at 1:59 am #

            Since coal peaked in Britain in 1913, our Western Civilisation decided to invade Iraq for resources in 1914, not announcing to the world we are living in a scarce world.

            Orwell, never sought in 1984 that his big brother will himself run out of energy resources sooner or later.

            Orwell has written a beautiful piece of literature scaring humans from his big brother without letting the readers to realise the problem is much bigger for humanity than a fossil fuels-powered tyranny that may last few hundreds years.

            It is in Energy and the Physics behind The Tragedy of the Commons!

            Therefore, Orwell has been allowed by the Western Civilisation and its media engine the overwhelming popularity he has – only because he has assisted the ‘Tyranny’ concealing the root-cause problem for humans and any Tyranny, too – Energy or the lack of it!

      • Braelynn July 11, 2020 at 12:43 am #

        Water wheels and wind mills generated energy long before the age of fossil fuels. For ages.

        Inicidentally, 1984 could just as well be 1498. A change of characters and scenery does not change the plot fundamentally.

        • EnterpriseSpaceship July 11, 2020 at 2:02 am #

          Without slavery-run palm oil fields in Nigeria, India and others, the steam engine couldn’t run in Britain on industrial scale.

          Water wheels and wind mills have generated humble amount of excess energy, much less than all the energy and time taken to grow woods and food to bring them to existence.

          “Energy, like time, flows from past to future”.

  41. Siebert July 10, 2020 at 9:59 pm #

    <<>>

    Parler appears to function as a highly specialized shit magnet.

    • Majella July 10, 2020 at 10:27 pm #

      Could be please be more succinct????

      • Majella July 11, 2020 at 6:12 am #

        I had a look at “Parler” but couldn’t find anything posted by JHK.
        What company he’s looking to keep – BreiTbart , DJT Junior, Lara Trump, Rudi G & a host of other luminaries of the Trumpista Brigade. Perhaps his alt-right credentials have not been endorsed yet?

        • Nightowl July 11, 2020 at 2:11 pm #

          Countdown until Jello realizes she needs to create an account to view content.

          Check back this time next year.

          LOL.

          • SoftStarLight July 11, 2020 at 3:17 pm #

            You really are relentless lol. Entirely awesome!

          • Nightowl July 11, 2020 at 6:10 pm #

            There is a part of me that thinks there is still hope for Jello. Like Luke and a low-IQ Vader at the end of Empire.

            The truth sets you free.

          • Majella July 12, 2020 at 9:14 am #

            Funny. I signed up. I was referring to the fact that JHK isn’t a “headliner”, at least not yet, but if the “right” people notice him, he may enjoy such elevation. Geez, if Rep Andy Biggs (who?) has made it, there’s hope.

          • benr July 12, 2020 at 11:48 am #

            @nightowl

            No she is to old and set in her ways to see that most of what she believes is based on lies and propaganda.
            Something about old dogs and tricks.

            She grew up in a country already sick with the disease of Socialism.
            I’m afraid the only cure happens when her expiration date comes up.

        • benr July 12, 2020 at 11:52 am #

          Hmm seems pretty spot on!

          First thing I saw was Thomas Sowell…

          https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/07/12/thomas-sowell-systemic-racism-has-no-meaning/

  42. The Man They Call Zazelle July 11, 2020 at 12:42 am #

    “…a supercharged shakedown operation… maximum mindfuck.. coercion… sadistic pleasure… inflicting pain, injury, and humiliation… extracting money and power… violent insurrection, bad faith… unconditional dishonesty… racist jacquerie… shock troops… parasitic wasp larva… mindlessness… vicious… hunting each other down… oblivious… collateral damage… shoot-ups… homicide… undermine… bust up… petulant… driven insane… terror… wrecking crew of coercion… empty shell… bumbling… grifting… mere hologram… hysteria…” ~ JHK

    Wow ok…

    How about taking a brief hiatus from the book writing routine and narrarate this and set it to some sort of dramatic orchestral symphonic composition, complete with smashing, dissonant passages, thunderous tympanies and crashing cymbols, etc.? Record it with a real symphony or an electronic one, and even take it live.

    Somewhat more seriously, though, what do we expect when the ‘dystem’ continues to throw so many people (including the younger generations) and fellow creatures under the bus?

    Maybe it’s really as simple as like when someone gets cancer:
    How much does that matter to anyone if it’s not them or their immediate human surrounds?

    Maybe it only starts to matter, or at least matters increasingly more, when more people lose their privileges (‘get cancer’).

    ~ Caelan MacIntyre

  43. malthuss July 11, 2020 at 1:10 am #

    THUG CULTURE

    Bashar Barakah Jackson was born on July 20, 1999, in Brooklyn, New York, to a Jamaican mother and a Panamanian father.[13][14]

    He spent his childhood in the Canarsie section of Brooklyn.
    Pop Smoke was expelled from eighth grade for bringing a gun to school,[15] and spent two years in house arrest after being charged with weapons possession.[16]

    When he was 15, he won a basketball scholarship to a Philadelphia prep school, but only stayed a short time, instead choosing to sell drugs.[17]

    • The Man They Call Zazelle July 11, 2020 at 1:23 am #

      “The police have always been thugs, but they have traditionally been thugs in the service of elites. The crises of the 1960s produced an outbreak of police hooliganism directed against the citizenry… and a revolt against their own commanders and the civil authorities.” ~ Kristian Williams

      “…These ‘rich’ claim they own land, and the ‘poor’ are often denied the right to make that same claim. A primary purpose of the police is to enforce the delusions of those with lots of pieces of green paper… Those in power rule by force, and the sooner we break ourselves of illusions to the contrary, the sooner we can at least begin to make reasonable decisions about whether, when, and how we are going to resist.” ~ Derrick Jensen, ‘Engame’

      “Yes, there’s hatred against us. Why? In 1958, the US gov’t faced– we know from internal records– 3 major crises in the world– North Africa, Middle East, and Indonesia– all with oil producing states, all Islamic states. President Eisenhower [who coined the infamous concern for the military industrial complex, and is subject of an excellent documentary film, The Fog of War], in an internal discussion, observed to his staff that– I’m quoting it now– there’s a campaign of hatred against us in the Middle east, not by gov’ts, but by the people. The National Security council discussed that question and said yes, and the reason is, there’s a perception in that region that the US supports status-quo governments which prevent democracy and development and that we do it because of our interest in near east oil. Furthermore it’s difficult to counter that perception because it’s correct, and furthermore it ought to be correct. We ought to be supporting brutal and corrupt gov’ts, which prevent democracy and development, because we want to control Middle East oil. And it’s true that leads to a campaign of hatred against us. Now until Bernard Lewis tells us that– and that’s only one piece of a long story– we know that he’s a just a vulgar propagandist, not a scholar… So yes as long as we are supporting harsh brutal gov’ts, blocking democracy and development because of our interest in controlling the oil resources of the region, there will be a campaign of hatred against us.” ~ Noam Chomsky

      “For years, he’s [Noam Chomsky] written about how the west uses a propagandistic press to coerce its own citizens and how it uses covert forms of voilence to maintain power around the world…” ~ show, ‘Hot Type’ (CBC)

      “Control the oil and you control entire nations; control the food and you control the people.” ~ Henry Kissinger

      • toktomi July 11, 2020 at 3:34 am #

        control the currencies and you control the world ~ well, you know the actual quote

        ~toktomi~

        • The Man They Call Zazelle July 13, 2020 at 12:37 am #

          It would seem that where some people want to get out of the system, it will help to unpeg their currency, since pegging it to the status-quo’s might be like David handcuffing himself to Goliath.

      • Iananna July 11, 2020 at 4:52 am #

        “He who controls the past, controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.”
        It’s Mourning in ‘Merika.

      • akmofo July 12, 2020 at 6:09 am #

        Anyone who references Noam Chomsky automatically loses any discussion for being too stupid to conversate with. And that would be you Gargoyle.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle July 13, 2020 at 12:30 am #

          “Like the boychiks used to say in the good ol’ NKVD (People’s Commissariat for Internal Affairs; ???????? ??????????? ?????????? ???): ‘Give Us the Man, and We Will Make the Case.‘… ” ~ Jim Jatras (Washington Babylon).

          • The Man They Call Zazelle July 13, 2020 at 12:33 am #

            WRT my preceding comment, part of the quoted text is in Russian and so may not display correctly.

          • K-Dog July 13, 2020 at 1:43 am #

            You can thank ‘Tobor the ape man’ (of the NSA) for the filter.

            That is the American version of the NKVD comrade as you know. One of them. We have several.

            NKVD rhymes with KDFP sort of.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle July 13, 2020 at 3:10 am #

            Maybe the likes of akmofo et al. can dig up some dirt on Jim Jatras (et al.) (while shooting the messengers).

            Appreciated the music link in the previous threads by the way. In the interest of limiting spam, JHK’s blog might be set to limit links from newbs.

            “Host: ‘What state does function according to what you call the minimal levels of honesty? Is there a state?’
            Noam Chomsky: ‘None. States are power-centers. The only thing that imposes constraints on them is either outside force or their own populations.’
            Host: ‘What will the state look like at the end?’
            Chomsky: ‘At the end I think states ought to dissolve, because I think they’re illegitimate structures …As long as people… are able to free themselves from the doctrinal controls imposed on them by their self-appointed betters and mentors… they’ll continue to be able to struggle for peace and justice and feedom and limitations on violence and constraints on power, as they’ve been doing for hundreds of years…” ~ CBC show, ‘Hot Type’ (You Tube clip)

  44. Iananna July 11, 2020 at 4:50 am #

    Currently reading “A Very Stable Genius” by Rucker/Leonnig and the creation of Mueller’s team – Te GMan Cometh, pages 66-78 recruiting litigation experts/every hard-charging DA etc ad nauseam and yet they came up with squat.
    No fan of the Orange Ogre but, considering the alternative (singular, not plural as in civilised countries), he is the Evil of Two Lessers.

  45. SoftStarLight July 11, 2020 at 5:33 am #

    What is next? Nobody knows but everyone has a guess. My guess is that your assumption about the bust up of the fossilized republic is correct. It seems pretty certain that the constitution is optional if anybody even remembers what it is or what it’s for. Absolutely it has been confirmed that laws are for some but not all. And penalties for breaking whatever laws might be enforced depends on who you are too. And hey, saying that all lives matter is literally a hate crime and elicits violence and criminal prosecution. But then again. The whole equality thing was a big sham nobody really believed in or took seriously anyway. So given that the Supreme Court set the precedent of splitting apart the country in Oklahoma it doesn’t feel like complete dissolution is that far off. The “woke” revolution is fully supported by the wealthiest and most privileged. It’s a paper tiger though. Put a match to it and poof! And its stepping on many toes. sOMeone will snap.

  46. Majella July 11, 2020 at 6:30 am #

    More obscene self-serving behaviour from the Unindicted Co-conspirator -in-Chief today. Roger Stones 40 month FEDERAL prison term is commuted. Clearly he has something on President Dumbfuckery, as he all but admitted in his statement earlier. There’ll be pardons dished out like a lollyscramble Come November 4th.

    • benr July 11, 2020 at 10:07 am #

      I call bullshit on your post.

      Roger Stone was railroaded by an illegally started investigation based on the lies of a cooked up dossier. Your hero Obama had full knowledge of all of this and deserves his day in court and jail time when found guilty.
      They used a swat team to kick in his door in the middle of the night.
      Further he is non violent unlike all the people your side is letting out to riot rape and murder again.
      Maj your hyper partisan nonsense and hate of the President is sad.

      • Bytes July 11, 2020 at 12:16 pm #

        I fully agree. Some of the posters on this board think that the ends justify the means. If there is anything that has gone completely haywire with the election of Trump, it is the seditious actions of the Dems in trying to bring him down. Can any of you Trump haters deny the fakery used to attack Trump? Do you think a weaponized FBI is alright?

        • The Man They Call Zazelle July 13, 2020 at 3:40 am #

          Trump (et al.) is just a label, a distraction of sorts.

          There’s even a term for it; ‘anti-Trumpism’.

          “There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

      • Nightowl July 11, 2020 at 1:22 pm #

        No, no. You see, this prosecution is different. It isn’t like the Russia Hoax, or the Flynn Hoax.

        This time the Lawfare ghouls are telling the truth.

      • Majella July 11, 2020 at 9:29 pm #

        ‘My side”? I’m not a DNC supporter.

        If YOUR President can “do anything he likes” as he himself has said, then surely Obama could equally do anything he liked. Double standards are a way of life in the RWNJ community and Trump cult.

        Otherwise, you’ve just spat up the same Fox News talking points…again. Stone was not “railroaded” – read the facts:

        ’[Judge Jackson] made clear that this was a well-deserved conviction. Stone willfully lied to Congress, she said. “That’s why he was indicted; not for his political activities.” His answers to Congress, Jackson said, were “clearly false.” She reiterated, “There was nothing unfair, phony or disgraceful about the investigation or the prosecution.”

        • benr July 12, 2020 at 7:35 pm #

          Now you are just bald faced lying you parrot most of their talking points and bullshit at least be honest.

      • Majella July 12, 2020 at 5:56 am #

        Also, Stone himself said “I could have “flipped on Trump” and Trumpworld was crapping itself when he was arrested. The commutation avoids Stone having to dob in President Corruption for time off.

        ’ Emerging from a Florida courthouse, Stone said he will never testify against Trump. But the speculation that Stone could turn on his longtime client is supported by several factors. For one, Stone has a complicated relationship with Trump. The two met in 1979 when Stone was living at Roy Cohn’s Manhattan town house while working as a young staffer on Ronald Reagan’s presidential campaign, and it has rankled Trump that Stone is regarded as his political brain (Stone has claimed he created the “build the wall” slogan). “Stone and Trump are like an old married couple,” the Republican close to Trump explained. “Stone knows Donald isn’t loyal. He calls him ‘Mr. Ingratitude.’”

        Stoking Trumpworld’s fear is the fact that Stone is as predictable as an unguided missile. “Donald knows Roger wants to be a martyr,” the longtime Trump confidante said. Right now, Stone has cast himself as a victim of an overzealous prosecutor. His reckless goading of Mueller is the action of a man who seems like he wants to go to jail. “It’s good for his brand,” the confidante said. “It’s pathetic. Why didn’t he just tell the truth?” former Trump adviser and Stone protégé Sam Nunberg told me. But if given the chance to provide a John Dean moment that would ensure his place in the history books, it’s also possible Stone could recast himself as the hero of the Russia probe—while lightening his sentence.’

        • Nightowl July 12, 2020 at 6:02 pm #

          Look at Jello playing with quotes. Where did Stone say that Jello? And what was the full quote?

          I love this the most: “But the speculation that Stone could turn […]”

          Are you mentally handicapped? I am entirely serious. You cannot be real!

          • Majella July 12, 2020 at 11:22 pm #

            Are you mentally handicapped? I am entirely serious.”

            Surely you have better things on which to speculate impotently, such as how masks GIVE you Covid and how Trump is ‘smart’ – even though I see he’s wearing a mask (finally) (despite your personal advice, no doubt passed on to him through your pal, Dr. Ronny Jackson, W H Doctor).

          • Nightowl July 13, 2020 at 6:13 am #

            Kindly provide quote, as requested.

            Jello’s regularly scheduled own goal seems imminent.

            LOL

          • Majella July 13, 2020 at 7:30 am #

            This from someone who is prepared to state that calling someone a plagiarist is NOT a slur?

    • stelmosfire July 12, 2020 at 8:09 am #

      Maj, Maj, Maj. Don’t get your panties in a bunch. President Obama was the commutation master. We never heard much about it. 1715 commutations, 504 which were LIFE sentences! His pen was so busy he ended up leaving office with carpal tunnel.

        • Majella July 12, 2020 at 9:03 am #

          Wow. I road through the list, but I couldn’t find ANY commutations that were given prior to the sentence being enforced, nor any for political operatives from his cohort.

          As to numbers, the last entry shows how that worked:

          January 19, 2017
          Obama commuted the prison sentences of 330 federal inmates, particularly drug offenders, on Thursday, January 19, 2017, his last full day in office. Obama did so, as one of his final acts in office, in order to reduce what he viewed as overly harsh punishments.[8]’

          You did actually READ it, didn’t you? The vast majority were pardons for ancient crimes for which most, if not all, of the sentence had been served. The Pardon clears their record.

          Speaking of which, as I understand it, despite the commutation, one may correctly call your guy”Roger Stone, convicted felon” because he has not (yet?) been pardoned.

          • Kim July 12, 2020 at 10:46 am #

            @ majella

            Bill Clinton commuted the sentence of the communist terrorist Susan Rosenberg, current vice chair of Burn Loot Murder.

            Oh, and there was also that corrupt little episode with Marc Rich, tax evader, dealer in oil during the Iran embargo, Clinton contributor and, I believe, still today he does not dare return to the usa.

            Oh, Bill Clinton has hundreds of sleazy pardons to choose from. Hundreds.

          • benr July 12, 2020 at 11:32 am #

            Gee Maj were they 80 year olds being sent to Prisons that might be full of covid-19?
            If it is as bad as the leftist fear brigade claims it was a death sentence for Roger Stone.

            Admit it you are just mad because Trump won again and your side lost.
            And yes you are a spokes hole for the lunatic leftist fringes of the DNC.
            I think you need to double down on those SSRI’s they are not helping much.

          • benr July 12, 2020 at 11:45 am #

            At 80 I doubt stone cares much about being a felon.
            it is more about not dying in prison for a process crime after having been scooped up for an all but illegal investigation.

            That’s the point you can’t seem to get through that thick skull the entire investigation should NEVER have been started.
            So if you get scooped up in this kind of investigation and they are about to drown you to see if you float what are you to do?

      • Walter B July 12, 2020 at 8:50 am #

        How about Billy Bob Clinton and his pardon of the FALN thugs?

        https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB120277819085260827

        Now there the gold standard.

        • Majella July 12, 2020 at 9:09 am #

          I’m not defending Clinton or Obama, but pointing out how this Stone case is just a purely political expediency, and smacks of blackmail.

          • Kim July 12, 2020 at 10:49 am #

            @ majella

            1. p”political expediency” – neither illegal nor improper

            2. “smacks of blackmail” – care to share, or is this just another example of you inventing falsehoods (lying)?

          • benr July 12, 2020 at 11:37 am #

            How about smacks of a friendship that was being used to attack a sitting President in the middle of a fake investigation about fake events.
            Apparently you want to live in a police state that targets people who don’t think like you be careful as that worm can turn and start borrowing into the likes of you VERY quickly.
            How do I know this?
            Because it happened to Trump while he was a private citizen.
            If this can happen to Trump who at least has the ability to pay for a good defense then the rest of us are doomed.

          • GreenAlba July 12, 2020 at 11:45 am #

            Talking of ‘inventing falsehoods’, some testimony – by those you admire – relating to one of your posts late on the previous thread:

            https://fcit.usf.edu/holocaust/RESOURCE/DOCUMENT/DOCTREB.HTM

            Not that I’d normally bring it up out of context, but that’s about three times you’ve accused someone else of lying, which is a bit sick, given your morally repulsive agenda.

            There’s only so much egregious hypocrisy and dishonesty a person can stomach.

          • GreenAlba July 12, 2020 at 11:48 am #

            That was for the Holocaust-denier, not benr, obviously.

          • Nightowl July 13, 2020 at 6:22 am #

            “’Smacks of blackmail’ – care to share, or is this just another example of you inventing falsehoods (lying)?”

            ————————————————————————–J

            She used a word and it sounds nefarious.

            That is her argument.

            Big brain.

            LOL

  47. newworld July 11, 2020 at 8:03 am #

    James Fields needs a pardon or clemency, the St. Louis couple need to be absolved, all the Whites being lynched for self defense need to be cleared and financial renumeration to make the whole.

    The virus tyrants need to be corralled and possibly investigated for abuse of power.

    But mostly Whites need protected class status under federal law and fair representation within the civil rights wing of the DOJ to root out corrupt anti-whites from their positions of power within all levels of government. All hate speech directed at whites thru people with positions of power must be ruthlessly prosecuted.

    This is a good start, vote for me for president 2020. The Globalist’s economy will be highly regulated, mass human trafficking will be stopped those aiding it will be sent to get corrected. And I will lift the draconian sanctions of the race hustle as long as no one crosses a line to harm another person.

    • SoftStarLight July 11, 2020 at 3:14 pm #

      Ok I am prepared to volunteer for your campaign. Please send info asap!!

    • Sredni Vashtar July 11, 2020 at 3:33 pm #

      Can you imagine generations of Black civil rights advocates fighting for equal rights for Whites?

      Yeah, I can’t either. B does not equal W. The Law of Conservation of Evil is in play here, but not with mathematical precision since the two variables (Whites and Blacks) are not equal (as in the same).

  48. liber8tor July 11, 2020 at 8:08 am #

    Thanks JHK for each new posting on CFN. Well done. Yes, the current state of affairs..proof positive there is no intelligent life left on planet earth.

    The 50 years of War on Drugs fueled much of the unrest. (No knock raids, shooting of family dogs, wrong address on search warrant.)

    But the current mess…..an all-out attack on sanity.

    • SoftStarLight July 11, 2020 at 3:13 pm #

      There certainly are a lot of injustices no doubt. But your conclusion seems to really let a lot of people off the hook for very intentionally bad behavior. And thus such an approach only invites more of it. This is an intentional assault on sanity because it is a very sophisticated, well funded, and highly coordinated psyops program. At least that is one of the fronts.

  49. volodya July 11, 2020 at 9:28 am #

    Q, I didn’t really “leave”, I just got busy.

  50. snagglepuss July 11, 2020 at 10:23 am #

    @Kim July 10, 2020 at 10:59 pm #

    I agree the ‘nepotism’ you refer to exists. Guess the ‘pendulum’ swings in both directions. People are essentially ‘tribal’ and will reward those to whom they feel most compatible. Maybe the big lie is the one that says we are all one big family and can live together in peace co-existence. Maybe that is only true if there are territorial boundaries. But hierarchies would always still exist, because that is nature. Always will be. People just have to recognize and accept it.

    • SoftStarLight July 11, 2020 at 3:04 pm #

      Completely agree! Only little tee tiny tweak is that it isn’t a maybe that “we are one big family” is a big lie. It is straight up a big lie. Tribalism and hierarchy have always been found in human societies. Its nature and that is apparently why so many literally do battle with it. Because our way of life in many aspects always seems to be at war with nature.

  51. Nightowl July 11, 2020 at 2:08 pm #

    “NBC Contributor Reveals He Never Tested Positive For COVID After Network Followed His Alleged Recovery”

    https://thefederalist.com/2020/07/10/nbc-contributor-reveals-he-never-tested-positive-for-covid-after-network-followed-his-alleged-recovery/

    Ah, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha!!!

    • SoftStarLight July 11, 2020 at 2:58 pm #

      LOL. Corona hoax! And being that it’s NBC everything they spout is basically a propaganda hoax. The alphabet soup outlets receive their globalists/marxists/satanists/DNC talking points each day and that is “news”. Clearly completely false or half truths at best. Always pretty much that way, but then again, news isn’t what they traffic in.

      • JohnAZ July 11, 2020 at 4:54 pm #

        SSL

        Again, the hoax is the way the politicians have handled it.

        The disease is real. It treats certain elements badly but most get sick like the flu. 30% do not get any symptoms. All the above can pass it along unfortunately.

        Why can’t we get the plan out to protect the elderly and infirmed and get them out of the way. Then let everyone else go about their business. If 60 seems to be the magic number, why not retire involuntarily people above 60, give them their SS and Medicare and get them out of the work place’s line of fire. It would probably be cheaper than the pandering they are doing now.

        Just checked out the daily state reports. Re-locking down started about a week ago. The cases have increased almost everywhere in spite of mitigation supposedly going on.

        Is it the fact that we are finally counting the 95% of folks that have been missed up until now.

        The answer is easy. Nothing is more important to the majority of the Deep State, the judiciary and the media than to get Trump. All counting, reporting on the virus is aimed at getting Trump.

        Right now, the WHO is fighting the Idea that it is airborne. Why? Because isolation and control are nearly impossible, cloth masks become superfluous and the GOP Trumpian idea that herd immunity is the only game in town becomes the only direction available.

        • sophia July 11, 2020 at 5:25 pm #

          John AZ,

          Were you always gullible or is it just the corona?

          • SoftStarLight July 11, 2020 at 6:41 pm #

            This was way more reasonable than some of his previous posts. You shouldn’t be mean when he is moving in our direction.

          • JohnAZ July 11, 2020 at 11:57 pm #

            Gullible?

            I want the society to use its smarts to open up. Minimize risk and maximize turning on the economy.

            Gullible?

            You think that this is not aimed at Trump. That points the gullible finger at you.

            Two weeks ago, I was one of the skeptics, believing it was as simple as mitigation would resolve the problem. No longer.

            The resurgence is everywhere now, almost all the states are increasing in new cases. Regardless of what the state of mitigation is.

            IMHO, the spread of 19 has already happened. The increase is testing trying to catch up with the disease incidence, which will never happen. Like SARS 1, the disease has ripped through the population so fast that it will run its course and just disappear before the”scientists” resolve its solution. Then everyone will go back to normal until the next virus develops, which will be worse. We need to put a final nail in the coffin of viruses in self defense.

            The politics is the hoax. The Left has used this disease to tear down the current administration. If HRC was in charge, the opposition to her would do the same thing. The Deep State in DC is much more concerned about maintaining their power than resolving a pesky virus. IOW, business as usual.

            Two weeks ago, a doctor stated that the virus would run its course until the herd immunity level is reached, around 75%. Only 5% have been infected so far. I believe that number is, like the CDC, ten times as high and growing so fast that the bean counters cannot keep up. Most people getting the virus are young and never even know it and as such will never be tested and counted. So yes, I believe the absolute numbers are bogus but the trends tell the story. The trends may be pointing towards the eventual throttling of the virus, maybe before a vaccine is even developed. Like SARS 1.

          • JohnAZ July 11, 2020 at 11:58 pm #

            And SSL, what exactly is your direction?

          • Majella July 12, 2020 at 5:57 am #

            JohnAZ’s among the least gullible of the RW Brigade in these parts.

          • SoftStarLight July 12, 2020 at 2:24 pm #

            A direction in which those propagating the myths about the virus are held to account and prosecuted for crimes against humanity. I was personally scared you were buying into their myths and was joyous that you had expressed a desire to reopen things and restrict mitigation measures to the very most vulnerable. They are guilty of crimes against humanity because the lockdowns and the continued restrictions are destroying millions and maybe billions of peoples lives, livelihoods, mental and emotional health, etc. The WHO, the CDC, the CCP, the list of villians is long.

      • BackRowHeckler July 11, 2020 at 5:50 pm #

        NBC, CBS, ABC, PBS …. they all say the same goddam thing every night, almost word for word. Its as if they have the same team of writers for all 4 networks.

        Brh

        • Nightowl July 11, 2020 at 6:07 pm #

          I’d bet the farm they do. ; )

          #Wikileaks.

        • sophia July 11, 2020 at 7:00 pm #

          Yeah, and its a lot more than 4. Have you never seen one of the media collages where they show about 15 or more reporters saying nearly word for word the same?

          Repetition is the soul of propaganda.

          • Nightowl July 13, 2020 at 6:52 am #

            Ofc. That is because about 5 companies own almost all of the news outlets one encounters.

  52. Sredni Vashtar July 11, 2020 at 3:37 pm #

    Anglin:

    I knew it was coming and I told you it was coming but it has happened: with some subtlety, Tucker Carlson has addressed the fact that this mob that is running through the streets tearing down statues and attacking cars on the road is going to start killing people at some point.

    Rather than just come right out with it himself, Tucker had a guest on, Federalist Senior Editor Chris Bedford, to mention casually and with gravity that the destruction of statues is “always followed by people.”

    “Every time in history, Tucker, that we’ve seen statues taken down, from ancient Rome to France where they started with symbols like a large empty prison, and then they started attacking churches, and it goes from there,” Bedford said. He mentioned that the American mob is currently lynching these statues in effigy.

    He was referring to an event last month in Raleigh, North Carolina, where a Confederate statue was torn down in the normal way with ropes, and then a pack of fat white women dragged it through the streets.

    It was eventually hanged from a post by the out of shape millennial men who were presumably trying to get laid by impressing these vile harpies on a bloodlust.

    “Revolutionaries and mobs that go after the symbols of a civilization never just want to stop at a symbol. They’re not just angry at a statue. They’re angry at what it represents. … They will not stop until the real blood is spilled in a targeted way,” Bedford continued.

    SV: I remember (or at least I think I do!) that one of the stages in Genocide used to contain the toppling of statues as one of its components. But I checked and it’s been deleted from all the various schemas. But It only makes sense. First you attack the statues and then you attack the people they represent.

    • BackRowHeckler July 11, 2020 at 5:36 pm #

      No, no, this highly educated mob (Phds in race and gender studies) do not wish to liquidate ‘Whites’, but ‘Whiteness’.

      That middle aged couple in St. Louis who attempted to defend their home from a BLM mob with an AR 15 and a semi auto handgun, two lefty lawyers it turns out — today their house was raided by police. The irony is they called the police when the mob broke into their gated neighborhood, but the police did not respond. They were on their own. The DA turns out to be some black woman backed by Soros money who got elected by promising SHE WOULD NOT ENFORCE CRIMINAL LAW! (apparently against blacks) Looters last month in the City of St Louis have not been charged with anything.

      Brh

      • SoftStarLight July 11, 2020 at 6:37 pm #

        The scary thing is that many DAs around the country are bought and paid for by Soros. They run in different ways in different places. In some areas they do what Republicans do and run on a platform they have no intentions of fulfilling. But in pits like St. Louis they run honestly and come out against law and order and civil rights really for those they are pre-planning to destroy.

      • sophia July 11, 2020 at 7:02 pm #

        They are lawyers and the law is on their side. Let them sue.

    • SoftStarLight July 11, 2020 at 6:31 pm #

      You remember correctly :-)! I remember you posting at least twice about it and I think there were like seven steps in the process. And I recall that you even mentioned that you looked for it and it had disappeared from online at that time. Yes. Mr. Anglin is correct as usual and the um thoughts of the showcased thought leaders are catching up.

      • Sredni Vashtar July 11, 2020 at 9:11 pm #

        I tried the Wayback machine but I couldn’t find it. But that might be due to my unskillful use of it.

  53. snagglepuss July 11, 2020 at 3:45 pm #

    What happened to the guy who posted here who was a seedling of
    Otto Skorzeny, Austrian-born SS-Obersturmbannführer in the Waffen-SS?

    Is he posting under the name Rick SInger now?

    • K-Dog July 11, 2020 at 4:10 pm #

      If I had any sense I’d not answer this. But since I did the research I’m driven to answer.

      Otto Skorzeny was a dry hole. But Janos Skorzeny is a perfect match.

      https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067490/characters/nm0041136

      Now known as Sredni Vashtar.

      http://www.online-literature.com/hh-munro/1891/

      If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.

      • SoftStarLight July 11, 2020 at 6:38 pm #

        Oh you know what. You’re just a big no it all that knows nothing!

        • Sredni Vashtar July 11, 2020 at 9:14 pm #

          In the video below, I don’t see Putin, but I do see Kdog. He too is a Highlander – a bad one.

          I think he’s the guy with his nose in the air and looking disgusted at the nuns, who seems to be in charge of the executions.

          • SoftStarLight July 12, 2020 at 2:06 pm #

            Yes. He wants his inquisition too doesn’t he. But the inquisition by the unrighteous is tyranny and anarchy since it is disconnected from true law.

  54. Sredni Vashtar July 11, 2020 at 3:54 pm #

    Paris in the Terror

    https://www.barnhardt.biz/

  55. K-Dog July 11, 2020 at 4:21 pm #

    “All societies end up wearing masks.”
    ? Jean Baudrillard, America

    • BackRowHeckler July 11, 2020 at 5:45 pm #

      Emma Goldman, I remember reading Emna Goldman’s bio, another case of Anarchists traveling the Bolshevik highway, but when she was deported back to Russia after WW1, lefty utopia wasn’t all she hoped — the CHEKA distrusted and harassed her, and drove her out of the country. She was lucky to escape bring sent to the camps in the frozen north, the notorious White Sea compounds.

      Brh

  56. sophia July 11, 2020 at 5:27 pm #

    I am thinking I should leave the country. But where would I go? Certainly not Canada!

    • akmofo July 11, 2020 at 5:43 pm #

      THAILAND

      • Nightowl July 11, 2020 at 6:04 pm #

        Thailand is a great place. But I would never live there. Lots of corruption.

        Been stopped on highways numerous times and had to bribe the cops just to be able to leave. They target Farangs for all kind of shit, and the government is not stable.

        • akmofo July 11, 2020 at 6:22 pm #

          The Thai gov doesn’t want foreigners permanently staying in Thailand. BUT,.. the cost of living the quality of food Thai cuisine and culture the friendly people the beaches, even with the strong Baht I think it’s still one of the best value on the planet.

          • elysianfield July 11, 2020 at 7:48 pm #

            “The Thai gov doesn’t want foreigners permanently staying in Thailand. BUT,.. the cost of living the quality of food Thai cuisine and culture the friendly people the beaches, even with the strong Baht I think it’s still one of the best value on the planet.”

            Mofo,
            I have an idea…let us write a book, suggesting that God ceded Thailand to us as his chosen. We’ll just walk in and take over the Goddamned place….

          • akmofo July 11, 2020 at 8:07 pm #

            Well Ely, when you learn to speak God’s language obey his moral dietary and cultural guidance and actually believe in God, you might have a case, given you also have a 4000 year old land claim. But from what I’ve been taught at Vatican schools, 4000 years ago your ancestors were still sodomizing monkeys up on tree tops, and Saint Darwin will back me up on this.

          • Sredni Vashtar July 11, 2020 at 9:15 pm #

            Thailand is between the two rivers?

          • akmofo July 11, 2020 at 10:46 pm #

            Technically the whole world is between two rivers

          • elysianfield July 12, 2020 at 12:23 am #

            ” your ancestors were still sodomizing monkeys up on tree tops, and Saint Darwin will back me up on this.”

            Mofo,
            Yeah, but…have you seen those monkeys? Some of them were hot! And they were asking for it….

          • Nightowl July 12, 2020 at 3:34 am #

            It isn’t so much that, my inlaws lived there for 6 years and had originally planned to stay much longer.

            The issue is the corruption and the government’s instability. I have generally found the people to be quite tolerant of foreigners, and there is nothing like Thai food in Thailand.

            It is just too risky as a long-term propsition. Fantastic to visit though.

          • akmofo July 12, 2020 at 6:33 am #

            I’ve never experienced this, but then again I was never in Thailand for more than a few weeks. My preference for Thailand as I listed is the food the people the natural beauty and the cost and quality of life.

            Thailand has a successful history of repelling foreign invasions and my estimation is that the Jihadi insurgency will be no different.

          • akmofo July 12, 2020 at 9:44 am #

            Some of them were hot! And they were asking for it….
            ==

            So Ely, now you’re a full blown Jihadi. You see how quickly you were molded by envy and malice. And over what? Over a something you have ZERO connection to. That’s the power of Vatican propaganda. And don’t tell me you were only kidding, because every joke has truth in it to tell us about the joker.

          • Sredni Vashtar July 12, 2020 at 11:54 am #

            Woe unto you lawyers and pharisees. – Christ.

            If you interpret it that way, you get all the land except the land actually between the two rivers – and that means you don’t get your precious Palestine.

            You can’t have it both ways.

          • akmofo July 12, 2020 at 12:45 pm #

            Sredni, that was your interpretation. I just made the point to show it for what it was. If anyone is being a sneaky lawyer that would be you.

          • Sredni Vashtar July 12, 2020 at 2:00 pm #

            No normal person would ever interpret the land between the rivers to be the whole world going east from the Euphrates and West from the Nile. The whole world except for the relatively small area between the two going WEST from the Euphrates and EAST from the Nile – the normal interpretation needless to say.

            The Talmud tortures the scriptures to make it say whatever they want it to say.

          • akmofo July 12, 2020 at 2:22 pm #

            It wasn’t me that asked if Thailand is between two rivers.

      • sophia July 11, 2020 at 7:04 pm #

        What use is your advice? You believe that the God who created the universe and all people is the God of only one.

        • akmofo July 11, 2020 at 7:33 pm #

          God who created the universe and all people is the God of only one people — his people! You are not his people because you have made yourself so. You made yourself a stranger to him a stranger to his language a stranger to his culture a stranger to his guidance a stranger to his people and thus a stranger to him! You have no one to blame but yourself!

          • Iananna July 12, 2020 at 6:36 am #

            Wow. Just WOW!
            I’ve read some craziness here but this is off the scale.

          • akmofo July 12, 2020 at 7:19 am #

            And what’s not crazy for you? A purposeless empty life of a commie dumbass masturbating all day to a video screen.

          • Sredni Vashtar July 12, 2020 at 11:56 am #

            At least Akmo wants to be a light unto the nations (by destroying them!). You just want to destroy them without giving them Light. Not that you have any….

          • sophia July 12, 2020 at 12:35 pm #

            You worship a little g god, not the real God.

          • akmofo July 12, 2020 at 12:54 pm #

            And yet, Sophia, everyone thieved our little god to try to make him their own. But they refuse to be the Hebrew people this little god asks us and guides us to be. The hypocrisy is all yours.

      • Kim July 12, 2020 at 12:03 am #

        Thailand? In a period of social breakdown?

        Do you speak Thai? Do you have deep roots in the Thai community?

        Do you not realize that Thai people despise foreigners?

        What do you think your legal position is as a foreigner in Thailand? Defend yourself against physical attack by a Thai and you will find out very quickly that you are placed somewhere lower than a cockroach.

        Do you not realize that they have a culture of extreme violence and no concern at all for human life? Are you not familiar with their local newspapers and magazines, which are page after page of full-color photos of dreadful car crashes, ghastly homicide and suicide scenes, war photos? They are not a nation of empaths.

        And if you have to leave Thailand, where will you escape to and how?

        Thailand? That is the weirdest and perhaps the worst bug-out advice I have ever heard.

        • Colsterworth July 12, 2020 at 3:30 am #

          How much time have you spent in Thailand?

          • Kim July 12, 2020 at 5:36 am #

            Cumulatively no more than a year. But I have lived more than twenty years in South East Asia and know the region very well indeed.

            So now which of the points I made above is untrue or not pertinent?

          • Nightowl July 13, 2020 at 6:58 am #

            To be fair, Kim, several of your points are off.

            Thais speak a form of pidgin English and you can get by in most areas with it.

            Thais are fairly welcoming to forgeiners. There are lots of ENS retirees and other folks there running their own businesses and living like kings. Especially in rural areas.

            Also, I have never found the Thais to be violent culturally speakin — rather the opposite.

            I agree that it is not a great place to go long term, but some of your points really are not reflective of reality.

        • Sredni Vashtar July 12, 2020 at 12:00 pm #

          Yes, as it should be. Thai privilege. People need to come first in their own nations.

          • sophia July 12, 2020 at 12:41 pm #

            I am confused by this exchange between Elysian and Akmo. Is Elysian middle eastern or what?

          • Sredni Vashtar July 12, 2020 at 2:03 pm #

            He seemed to reveal last week that his genetic test showed some Jewish dna. Following the one drop rule, Akmo called him brother and now calls a him Cain, or betrayer. Classic Akmo!

          • akmofo July 12, 2020 at 3:19 pm #

            I call everyone brother if they want to become Hebrew. If you go to Israel everyone calls each other brothers. I even call my Arab neighbors brother and they the same. That’s what makes the place so special. We’re all family.

            As usual, Ely was making a not so funny bad joke: hotties deserve to be raped. It was a joke, but every joke has something truthful in it. It’s a Jihadist behaviour and mentality and I rebuked him for it, and for becoming more and more of a Jihadistani with every passing day.

          • akmofo July 12, 2020 at 3:38 pm #

            Russian nightclub in Tel Aviv

            https://youtu.be/0xU-XSOajIw

          • elysianfield July 13, 2020 at 1:30 am #

            ” Is Elysian middle eastern or what?:

            Sophia,
            You’re confused? No…I’m confused. Mofo, accuses my ancestors of various bestialities…but these were monkeys…maybe hot monkeys, but monkeys all the same. The Sons of the Levant prefer, if rumors be correct, goats…maybe a camel if you have a step ladder and are swift of foot.

          • akmofo July 13, 2020 at 9:12 am #

            Mofo, accuses my ancestors of various bestialities
            ==

            Actually, my contention was that you were still monkeys. Btw, how far you progressed is still in question.

            There be many of us Sons of the Levant. Some moved north and became the Greeks and then the Romans. Them were not our best exemplars, to say the least. And yes, they were gross and did evil in many disgusting ways. Their satanic lasciviousness and bestiality is well documented. Those of us who kept to God language and enlightened path should not be confused and conflated with them. They are opposites of us. We faces might look the same, but are not the same.

    • JohnAZ July 11, 2020 at 10:15 pm #

      Maybe to the last refuge of the Caucasian race

      Russia

      • Kim July 12, 2020 at 12:10 am #

        Whites still outnumber other races in the USA. Unfortunately, the average age is higher and there are many more turncoats. Still, having people doing home invasions and kidnappings in your local area may snap a significant number of the currently confused back to reality.

        Another factor is that in a US civil dislocation many immigrants will feel safer if they go home. Certainly many of them may have relatives with a farm at home. There would be little point in staying on in the cities of the USA once the state benefits are gone.

        Overall, when it comes to ethnic outcomes, birth rates won’t matter. In what is coming, the first hurdle will be survival rates.

      • sophia July 12, 2020 at 12:42 pm #

        John,

        I’ve thought of that. But I guess I wouldn’t do it unless by daughter’s family wanted to also. As her father is Russian, she would have an in. I can’t leave her here.

    • Colsterworth July 12, 2020 at 3:33 am #

      New Zealand is arguably the best English-speaking, mainly-Caucasian country on the planet.

      And in addition to that, it is beautiful, and the locals welcome new arrivals. A lot of Americans have opted for NZ – you can fish, ski, hike, swim, and surf. What else do you require?

      • Kim July 12, 2020 at 5:37 am #

        Do they have local oil? Coal? Nuclear?

        • Colsterworth July 12, 2020 at 5:58 am #

          Not much … some oil. But they have spectacular hydro, could easily do lots of solar + wind, and there’s potential for great geothermal … half the North Island bubbles around like Yellowstone NP.

          • Kim July 12, 2020 at 10:19 am #

            90%

            Why must people lie?

            Hydroelectric makes up 11% of NZ’s primary energy usage.

            70% of NZ’s primary energy usage comes from oil and oil products.

            The contribution of wind and solar is negligible and will never replace fossil fuels as wind and solar are utterly dependent on fossil fuel infrastructure.

            Again, why lie about something that is so easily checked?

          • Kim July 12, 2020 at 10:20 am #

            @ costerworth

            Sorry. Not saying it is you lying. I meant that majella is lying. Again.

        • Majella July 12, 2020 at 6:07 am #

          90% hydroelectric, natural gas, petroleum (plus refinery).

          However, it’s getting harder to get entry. Currently no-one who is not a citizen or PR can enter.

          It Also has a terrible liberal left-wing govt, treats LBTQ people like humans, treats its indigenous people with respect and is nuclear-free. You’d hate it, Sophia.

          • stelmosfire July 12, 2020 at 8:20 am #

            I don’t know the only news I hear about the Kiwi’s is they run around with assault weapons and kill Muslims by the dozens.But that is about all the MSM tells me about paradise.

          • Majella July 12, 2020 at 8:48 am #

            That crazy was an Australian, and one of your ilk. Try getting SOME facts right before you mouth off.

            I should have mentioned that is Covid-19 free, out of lock-down and getting along swimmingly.

            Also, kids can go to school and not have to be constantly worried sick that there’ll be a crazy with an assault rifle gunning them down. After the SINGLE incident your ‘enquiring mind’ could recall, assault-style weapons were banned and confiscated.

          • Kim July 12, 2020 at 10:37 am #

            @ majella

            No open borders for NZ? But shouldn’t the world be allowed to flood into her ports and arrive on her beaches and enjoy all of her social services?

            My God, that sounds just like fascist trumpism.

            What are you, a nationalist? (booo!)

          • sophia July 12, 2020 at 12:46 pm #

            I admit that I am transphobic.

          • Majella July 13, 2020 at 7:25 am #

            Kim – currently closed because of Covid – the place is Covid-free in that there’s no community transmission and they’d like to keep it that way. In normal times, there’s a well-defined immigration policy that is enforced. Your straw man of Willy-nelly immigration won’t stand up.

  57. akmofo July 11, 2020 at 5:41 pm #

    Deliberate medical murder of non-COVID patients categorized as COVID

    https://youtu.be/u7s-fG4Jj2E
    _

    • SoftStarLight July 11, 2020 at 7:05 pm #

      This is really scary and criminal. So its really basically a mass slaughter.

      • akmofo July 11, 2020 at 7:19 pm #

        It’s deliberate medical murder.

        • sophia July 12, 2020 at 12:47 pm #

          It’s just the appetizer.

          • akmofo July 12, 2020 at 1:05 pm #

            The appetizer was Nazi Germany. They did much the same and worse to the Jewish and other concentration camp prisoners. The US imported these Nazis to the US in the hundreds of thousands, if not millions. They filled the ranks of all the gov mafia agencies and especially the CIA. Now Nazi Germany is being given birth in the US. The Nazis were the satanic Vatican Progressives that wanted to destroy old conservative Biblical Hebrew norms and culture. Now they want to do the same in the US. You can’t really run away from them. They’ll come for you sooner or later.

  58. BackRowHeckler July 11, 2020 at 6:24 pm #

    Malthus, if you’re looking in …

    I think you were referring to the AR-15 and body armor stolen from a state police vehicle in eastern Ct about a week ago. It hasn’t turned up yet but I expect it to — in spectacular fashion.

    The endless shootings we see in Hartford, in New Haven, in Bridgeport and so on … are all done with stolen weapons.

    The abandoned patrol cars you’ve seen in the news, on fire, windows smashed, abandoned … in Philly, Tampa, Chicago … many of them were looted of weapons before they were set alight. There’s a whole armory of Ruger Mini 14s and Colt AR-15s out there on the streets, courtesy of your local PD.

    Brh

    • akmofo July 11, 2020 at 6:55 pm #

      When it’s too stupid to be stupid, it’s not.

    • Kim July 11, 2020 at 11:54 pm #

      https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/local-media-release/10800-assault-weapons-parts-seized-cbp-louisville

      It is not illegal to sell of possess these kinds of weapons in the USA.
      They could have been imported legally.

      So the question becomes, why was China trying to smuggle them in? And who were the intended recipients?

      Any White person who doesn’t have a rifle at home, doesn’t have adequate training, and hasn’t started to associate with like-minded people is digging his or her own grave.

      • akmofo July 12, 2020 at 5:56 am #

        Much more useful is to know where the kids and grandkids of corrupt murderous Vatican commie media doctors judges police politicians live and start cutting them down. Plain swords and petrol bombs will do just fine. Until these satanic Vatican commies understand retribution they will not have understanding of their actions. This is not a TV game and people need to stop treating it as such.

  59. BackRowHeckler July 11, 2020 at 6:30 pm #

    And probably some Mossberg and Remington pump shotguns floating around too.

  60. Kim July 11, 2020 at 10:36 pm #

    So the wokesters are going to defund the police and then, as someone here has suggested, send social workers out to all of those domestic abuse calls.

    https://bigleaguepolitics.com/two-mcallen-texas-police-officers-murdered-in-ambush-responding-to-domestic-violence-call/

    McAllen Police says two police officers have been shot to death while in the line of duty while responding to a domestic violence call. The suspect shot himself and died in front of his family. “Our officers never stood a chance, they were doing their job.

    Are you f*cking fools joking? Really? Social workers? Are you f*cking joking?

    • JohnAZ July 11, 2020 at 10:59 pm #

      Kim

      Just saw that the employees at Ford are trying to get the company to stop producing police cars.

      Stupid is as stupid does – Forrest Gump

      Just like Rome, the mob is taking over. If the polity of the country keeps giving into the stupidest 10%, the country will “stupid” its way into the history books.

      Here is a good question. If the US does “stupid” it’s way into oblivion, who will the new leader of the world be? China? Russia? Iran? And how many confrontations that the US keeps under control now will erupt.

      Russia and the Muslims

      China and India

      India and Pakistan

      Pakistan and Afghanistan

      NOKO and SOKO

      Turkey and the Kurds

      Iran and Iraq

      Iran and Israel

      Russia and China

      China and Taiwan

      Everybody in Africa

      Mexican Cartels and Black gangs in the US.

      Talk about Whack a mole!

      I would hate to be a young person right now.

      • Majella July 12, 2020 at 6:09 am #

        Jacinda Ardern! Aotearoa!

        • stelmosfire July 12, 2020 at 8:58 am #

          More fun with numbers. Chance of being a person being killed in the USA during a mass shooting in 2019, 1 out of 758,000. Chance of being killed in New Zealand in a mass shooting in the same year. 1 out of 92,000. More than 8 times as many. Those Kiwis have a serious gun control problem.

          • Majella July 12, 2020 at 9:33 am #

            Yeah, as you say, “fun with numbers”.

            One incident when a nutjob White Supremacist AUSTRALIAN killed 51 people. Owning a semi-auto or auto rifle was legal prior to that and there’d be NO such incidents in our history where an assault-style weapon was used. Now, they’re all gone.

            Meanwhile, children in the US go to school in constant fear of their “being next”. In 2019, the US had more mass shootings than days – 417.

          • stelmosfire July 12, 2020 at 9:52 am #

            Oh so now your anti Australian also. What about your pal Cockatoo Man? Just stating the facts whether you like them or not.

          • Kim July 12, 2020 at 10:30 am #

            1. first ever such incident
            2. immediately remove all such guns from public
            3. inexplicably fierce and irrational censorship of any video, written materials or public discussion

            Sounds like an over-reaction to me.

            In fact, it sounds exactly like the Martin Bryant hoax.

          • Sredni Vashtar July 12, 2020 at 12:14 pm #

            Maj: As you say, children fear such things. But if you got your way, you’d make their fears very real, turning America over to the people responsible for the vast bulk of those killings – the Blacks.

          • Majella July 13, 2020 at 7:17 am #

            StE – I pointed out that he is Australian. He was so determined to do what he did, he went to NZ to do it because Australian gun laws, following the Port Arthur incident, were to strict to obtain his weapon of choice. Your turning it into being “anti-Australian” is infantile, even by your standards.

            Kim – you’re a RWNJ. PortArthur was not a hoax, you knob.

            Skorenzy, it’s ALREADY like that in the States. What could *I* do to make it any worse? GFY.

    • BackRowHeckler July 12, 2020 at 5:23 am #

      Customs and Border Protection? Isn’t that one of the law enforcement agencies Dems in Congress want to defund and eliminate? Yes, and use the money saved “to invest in The Community”, LoL.

      • Kim July 12, 2020 at 5:40 am #

        Yes. Apparently border protection prevents us all from enjoying the fruits of an Open Society.

        And if an open society is good, what could be wrong with open prisons?

        It is time that we had a conversation about rethinking our ideas about personal safety and security.

        • BackRowHeckler July 12, 2020 at 6:08 am #

          CHECK YOUR PRIVILEGE, KIM!!!

        • sophia July 12, 2020 at 1:01 pm #

          Kim,

          Difficult to do when the media is the enemy of the people. It is to some extent happening anyway, which is why we now have greatly increased censorship on the net.

      • sophia July 12, 2020 at 12:59 pm #

        Wait a minute Sredni, I don’t think the blacks are responsible for mass shootings. They have their separate issues.

        • SoftStarLight July 12, 2020 at 1:47 pm #

          You are gullible for always taking up for the blacks. If I didn’t know better I would guess you were a black activist/advocate. They may not in general be mass shooters but the murders they inflict on society results in mass murder nonetheless. Including many of their own kind. The amount of violent crimes they commit, including murder, per capita versus their portion of the population is astronomical.

          • sophia July 12, 2020 at 2:11 pm #

            SSL,

            I often find myself in the position of taking a side which is not my norm because of the imbalance coming from a person or group. I do not defend blacks per se. Neither do I allow inaccurate or unbalanced statements to go unchallenged. Most of the perps of mass shootings were white.
            It’s important in these discussions to stay on topic. Black crime was not the topic. Blacks as perps in mass shootings was.

          • SoftStarLight July 12, 2020 at 4:16 pm #

            Ok, but I didn’t see anyone saying that blacks were mass shooters. I intuit that Sredni meant that blacks are generally responsible for most murders. Fewer people are killed by mass shooters than by everyday non-mass shooting murderers.

    • sophia July 12, 2020 at 12:57 pm #

      Kim,

      Like Akmo said, if it is too stupid to be stupid, it’s not.
      The silly pawns may believe the silly slogans, but the ones who run it know what they want – get rid of police so that they can take over.
      It is so transparent and its been done before.

      Have you ever been in a dream and dreamed that you woke up?

      That’s the woke brigade for you.

  61. Urbanhillbilly July 12, 2020 at 4:37 am #

    Peak fresh water will parallel peak oil.
    Surface water pollution and ground water overdrafting will affect food production in China for sure.
    Take a look at what is happening at the head waters of the Nile.

    • BackRowHeckler July 12, 2020 at 6:05 am #

      Seems like there’s plenty of fresh water in the Great Lakes, the Mississippi River, and the Farmington River in my backyard here.

      You might have a point with Communist China, the most polluted place on earth outside former communist Albania, which was China’s best ally after NKorea (which is also heavily polluted)

      Brh

      • malthuss July 12, 2020 at 10:47 am #

        20% of all fresh water is in Canada.
        And Vancouver is now Hong kover.

      • Urbanhillbilly July 12, 2020 at 1:30 pm #

        I grew up the Toronto area. On lake Ontario, which I only swam in once when i was young, invincible and pretty drunk.
        I went home and showered for an hour.
        Lake Ontario….the sewer of the Great Lakes.
        Most of Canada has clean and abundant water which the Americans in the bread basket may wish to “purchase” when the wells go dry but it takes a lot of cheap energy to move. Which is Chinas issue going forward. All the water is in the wrong places.
        Thats why the CCP are buying farmland worldwide at a rapid pace. Blue Gold.

    • Kim July 12, 2020 at 10:24 am #

      Apparently you are not aware of the water situation in China at the moment. So much rain that it threatens to overflow the Three Gorges Dam.

      • BackRowHeckler July 12, 2020 at 1:18 pm #

        Wow. It won’t be good if that thing collapses.

        I think I read somewhere that Three Gorges was built sub standard, and it’s only a matter of time before it goes down.

      • SoftStarLight July 12, 2020 at 1:37 pm #

        HAARP?

  62. Sredni Vashtar July 12, 2020 at 12:42 pm #

    Equality is a metaphysical concept. No two things are the same, and thus no two people or peoples deserve the same (equity). That’s not to say it is worthless or non-existent. It intersects with the world in religion, law and mathematics. Thus, persons or souls have the same rights and obligations, both civilly and religiously. Needless to say, each person and people with fulfill the Law to differing degrees, succeeding in their own way and failing in their own way.

    Marxists attempt to foist the non-material concept of Equality onto individuals and society by force – insisting that this is simply the correct viewpoint when it obviously isn’t since no two things are the same. They take this is an affront and vow to wage unending war on the universe to make all individuals, cultures, and nations, equal. Equality of opportunity isn’t enough – there must be equal results or equity in their viewpoint since everyone is fundamentally equal to begin with before the Capitalists destroyed this state of Eden, leading to the fall into competition and inequality.

    If things aren’t equal, they vow to make them so thus effecting tikkun olam or repair of the world. If everyone was the same race, that would solve the racial problem of racial inequality. If everyone was dumb, (and everyone will be if blended together) that would cure race based individual envy. So what if the human race went extinct, as long as it did so equally and evenly? Everyone wins and gets a prize. And everyone goes into the water if the lifeboat is capsized.

    Thus Marxism is a religion since it worships a non-material thing and seeks to bring it down into the world. Destroying statues is just such a “leveling”, and thus a sacrament of this faith. Better yet is to kill those represented by the statues, at least until Blacks don’t feel inferior anymore. Maybe they won’t be threatened once Whites are all street people begging on corners and dying under bridges. But you never know.

    If a Marxist isn’t happy or “equal”, it’s never their fault. It means someone is oppressing them, or is in their head doing so. The outer threat must be neutralized, but the enemy within must be dealt with as well. Chinese Communism and political correctness focus on the inner aspect more than classic Communism did. Thus Whites (if they are allowed to live) must be constantly berated and humiliated in order to make them check their non-equality or privilege. And Blacks, being the closest to equality with matter, are the highest or most godly. It is a match made in Marxist heaven – which is hell.

    • SoftStarLight July 12, 2020 at 1:27 pm #

      Even if they don’t believe or think that they do, the marxists worship, or at least revere in principle the Devil. The Bible doesn’t suggest that all people are equal at all. God loves all people and is impartial in His love for us. But that does not translate into all people being equal among one another. If that was the case then why would God tells us that He appoints leaders over us, etc.? The marxists true believers and blind followers may not realize it but their leaders do. They too know that equality is a myth, but that is their ticket to being rulers and above and therefore unequal to all others. So they are open liars and deceivers.

      • K-Dog July 12, 2020 at 1:54 pm #

        the Bible doesn’t suggest that all people are equal at all.

        Galatians 3:28 : There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
        Romans 2:11 : For God shows no partiality.
        John 13:16 ESV : Truly, truly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him.
        Genesis 1:27 ESV : So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.
        Galatians 3:26-29 For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to promise.
        Mark 12:31 : The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”
        Leviticus 19:33-34 : “When a stranger sojourns with you in your land, you shall not do him wrong. You shall treat the stranger who sojourns with you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.
        Colossians 1:16-17 : For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
        Proverbs 22:2 : The rich and the poor meet together; the Lord is the maker of them all.
        Luke 14:13-14 : But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you. For you will be repaid at the resurrection of the just.”
        Matthew 7:12 : “So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.
        Psalm 67:4 : Let the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you judge the peoples with equity and guide the nations upon earth. Selah
        James 2:1-26 My brothers, show no partiality as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory. For if a man wearing a gold ring and fine clothing comes into your assembly, and a poor man in shabby clothing also comes in, and if you pay attention to the one who wears the fine clothing and say, “You sit here in a good place,” while you say to the poor man, “You stand over there,” or, “Sit down at my feet,” have you not then made distinctions among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts? Listen, my beloved brothers, has not God chosen those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom, which he has promised to those who love him? …
        Hebrews 12:14 : Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord.
        Philippians : Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.
        Acts 10:34-35 : So Peter opened his mouth and said: “Truly I understand that God shows no partiality, but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him.
        Proverbs 20:10 : Unequal weights and unequal measures are both alike an abomination to the Lord.
        Leviticu : “You shall do no injustice in court. You shall not be partial to the poor or defer to the great, but in righteousness shall you judge your neighbor.
        Ephesians 5:2 : Submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.
        Ephesians 2:14 : For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility
        Romans 3:23 : For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
        Deuteronomy 10:17 : For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God, who is not partial and takes no bribe.
        Philippians 2:6 : Who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped,
        Acts 17:26 : And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place,
        John 13:34 : A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.
        1 John 2:2 : He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.
        Mark 12:25-37 : For when they rise from the dead, they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven. And as for the dead being raised, have you not read in the book of Moses, in the passage about the bush, how God spoke to him, saying, ‘I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’? He is not God of the dead, but of the living. You are quite wrong.” And one of the scribes came up and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, asked him, “Which commandment is the most important of all?” Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. …
        Ephesians 6:9 : Masters, do the same to them, and stop your threatening, knowing that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and that there is no partiality with him.
        Numbers 15:15 : For the assembly, there shall be one statute for you and for the stranger who sojourns with you, a statute forever throughout your generations. You and the sojourner shall be alike before the Lord.
        Revelation : After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands,
        1 Peter 1:17 : And if you call on him as Father who judges impartially according to each one’s deeds, conduct yourselves with fear throughout the time of your exile,
        John 5:18 : This was why the Jews were seeking all the more to kill him, because not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but he was even calling God his own Father, making himself equal with God.
        Revelation 5:9-10 : And they sang a new song, saying, “Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation, and you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God, and they shall reign on the earth.”
        Proverbs 29:7 : A righteous man knows the rights of the poor; a wicked man does not understand such knowledge.
        Psalm 9:8 : And he judges the world with righteousness; he judges the peoples with uprightness.
        Matthew 23:8 : But you are not to be called rabbi, for you have one teacher, and you are all brothers.
        Matthew 20:25-28 : But Jesus called them to him and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. It shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be your slave, even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
        Proverbs 11:24-25 : One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want. Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.
        Revelation 10:11 : And I was told, “You must again prophesy about many peoples and nations and languages and kings.”
        1 Timothy 4:4-5 : For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, for it is made holy by the word of God and prayer.
        Leviticus 24:22 : You shall have the same rule for the sojourner and for the native, for I am the Lord your God.”
        1 Corinthians : Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be uninformed. You know that when you were pagans you were led astray to mute idols, however you were led. Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking in the Spirit of God ever says “Jesus is accursed!” and no one can say “Jesus is Lord” except in the Holy Spirit. Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; …
        Romans 3:1-31 : Then what advantage has the Jew? Or what is the value of circumcision? Much in every way. To begin with, the Jews were entrusted with the oracles of God. What if some were unfaithful? Does their faithlessness nullify the faithfulness of God? By no means! Let God be true though every one were a liar, as it is written, “That you may be justified in your words, and prevail when you are judged.” But if our unrighteousness serves to show the righteousness of God, what shall we say? That God is unrighteous to inflict wrath on us? (I speak in a human way.) …
        John 11:52 : And not for the nation only, but also to gather into one the children of God who are scattered abroad.
        John 1:9-12 : The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him. He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him. But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,
        Luke 24:47 : And that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem.
        Malachi 2:1-17 : “And now, O priests, this command is for you. If you will not listen, if you will not take it to heart to give honor to my name, says the Lord of hosts, then I will send the curse upon you and I will curse your blessings. Indeed, I have already cursed them, because you do not lay it to heart. Behold, I will rebuke your offspring, and spread dung on your faces, the dung of your offerings, and you shall be taken away with it. So shall you know that I have sent this command to you, that my covenant with Levi may stand, says the Lord of hosts. My covenant with him was one of life and peace, and I gave them to him. It was a covenant of fear, and he feared me. He stood in awe of my name. …
        Obadiah 1:15-16 : For the day of the Lord is near upon all the nations. As you have done, it shall be done to you; your deeds shall return on your own head. For as you have drunk on my holy mountain, so all the nations shall drink continually; they shall drink and swallow, and shall be as though they had never been.
        Isaiah 10:1-34 : Woe to those who decree iniquitous decrees, and the writers who keep writing oppression, to turn aside the needy from justice and to rob the poor of my people of their right, that widows may be their spoil, and that they may make the fatherless their prey! What will you do on the day of punishment, in the ruin that will come from afar? To whom will you flee for help, and where will you leave your wealth? Nothing remains but to crouch among the prisoners or fall among the slain. For all this his anger has not turned away, and his hand is stretched out still. Ah, Assyria, the rod of my anger; the staff in their hands is my fury! …
        Proverbs 28:5 : Evil men do not understand justice, but those who seek the Lord understand it completely.
        Psalm 140:12 : I know that the Lord will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and will execute justice for the needy.
        Psalm 96:10 : Say among the nations, “The Lord reigns! Yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved; he will judge the peoples with equity.”
        Deuteronomy : “You shall not pervert the justice due to the sojourner or to the fatherless, or take a widow’s garment in pledge,
        John 13:1-38 : Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. During supper, when the devil had already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray him, Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going back to God, rose from supper. He laid aside his outer garments, and taking a towel, tied it around his waist. Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel that was wrapped around him. …
        John 4:1-54 : Now when Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples than John (although Jesus himself did not baptize, but only his disciples), he left Judea and departed again for Galilee. And he had to pass through Samaria. So he came to a town of Samaria called Sychar, near the field that Jacob had given to his son Joseph. …
        Amos 5:12 : For I know how many are your transgressions and how great are your sins— you who afflict the righteous, who take a bribe, and turn aside the needy in the gate.
        Daniel 1:17 : As for these four youths, God gave them learning and skill in all literature and wisdom, and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams.
        Lamentations 3:35-36 : To deny a man justice in the presence of the Most High, to subvert a man in his lawsuit, the Lord does not approve.
        Ecclesiastes 5:8 : If you see in a province the oppression of the poor and the violation of justice and righteousness, do not be amazed at the matter, for the high official is watched by a higher, and there are yet higher ones over them.
        Proverbs 24:17 : Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, and let not your heart be glad when he stumbles,
        Psalm 98:1-99:9 : A Psalm. Oh sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things! His right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him. The Lord has made known his salvation; he has revealed his righteousness in the sight of the nations. He has remembered his steadfast love and faithfulness to the house of Israel. All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God. Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises! Sing praises to the Lord with the lyre, with the lyre and the sound of melody! …
        Psalm 72:4 : May he defend the cause of the poor of the people, give deliverance to the children of the needy, and crush the oppressor!
        Psalm 58:1-11 : To the choirmaster: according to Do Not Destroy. A Miktam of David. Do you indeed decree what is right, you gods? Do you judge the children of man uprightly? No, in your hearts you devise wrongs; your hands deal out violence on earth. The wicked are estranged from the womb; they go astray from birth, speaking lies. They have venom like the venom of a serpent, like the deaf adder that stops its ear, so that it does not hear the voice of charmers or of the cunning enchanter. …
        Psalm 12:5 : “Because the poor are plundered, because the needy groan, I will now arise,” says the Lord; “I will place him in the safety for which he longs.”
        Ezra 7:25 : “And you, Ezra, according to the wisdom of your God that is in your hand, appoint magistrates and judges who may judge all the people in the province Beyond the River, all such as know the laws of your God. And those who do not know them, you shall teach.
        2 Chronicles 19:7 : Now then, let the fear of the Lord be upon you. Be careful what you do, for there is no injustice with the Lord our God, or partiality or taking bribes.”
        2 Samuel 15:4 : Then Absalom would say, “Oh that I were judge in the land! Then every man with a dispute or cause might come to me, and I would give him justice.”
        2 Samuel 8:15 : So David reigned over all Israel. And David administered justice and equity to all his people.
        Deuteronomy 16:18-19 : “You shall appoint judges and officers in all your towns that the Lord your God is giving you, according to your tribes, and they shall judge the people with righteous judgment. You shall not pervert justice. You shall not show partiality, and you shall not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and subverts the cause of the righteous.
        Deuteronomy 1:16-17 : And I charged your judges at that time, ‘Hear the cases between your brothers, and judge righteously between a man and his brother or the alien who is with him. You shall not be partial in judgment. You shall hear the small and the great alike. You shall not be intimidated by anyone, for the judgment is God’s. And the case that is too hard for you, you shall bring to me, and I will hear it.’
        Leviticus 19:14-16 : You shall not curse the deaf or put a stumbling block before the blind, but you shall fear your God: I am the Lord. “You shall do no injustice in court. You shall not be partial to the poor or defer to the great, but in righteousness shall you judge your neighbor. You shall not go around as a slanderer among your people, and you shall not stand up against the life of your neighbor: I am the Lord.
        2 Peter 3:9 : The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.
        1 Corinthians 8:9 : But take care that this right of yours does not somehow become a stumbling block to the weak.
        Revelation 22:17 : The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who desires take the water of life without price.
        1 Timothy 2:1-15 : First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, …
        Romans 5:6-8 : For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
        Matthew 28:18-20 : And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
        Acts 10:26-11:29 : But Peter lifted him up, saying, “Stand up; I too am a man.” And as he talked with him, he went in and found many persons gathered. And he said to them, “You yourselves know how unlawful it is for a Jew to associate with or to visit anyone of another nation, but God has shown me that I should not call any person common or unclean. So when I was sent for, I came without objection. I ask then why you sent for me.” And Cornelius said, “Four days ago, about this hour, I was praying in my house at the ninth hour, and behold, a man stood before me in bright clothing …
        Luke 20:36 : For they cannot die anymore, because they are equal to angels and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection.
        2 Timothy 2:22-4:10 : So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart. Have nothing to do with foolish, ignorant controversies; you know that they breed quarrels. And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil, correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth, and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, after being captured by him to do his will. …
        1 Thessalonians 2:3-16 : For our appeal does not spring from error or impurity or any attempt to deceive, but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not to please man, but to please God who tests our hearts. For we never came with words of flattery, as you know, nor with a pretext for greed—God is witness. Nor did we seek glory from people, whether from you or from others, though we could have made demands as apostles of Christ. But we were gentle among you, like a nursing mother taking care of her own children. …
        1 Corinthians 9:19-10:14 : For though I am free from all, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win more of them. To the Jews I became as a Jew, in order to win Jews. To those under the law I became as one under the law (though not being myself under the law) that I might win those under the law. To those outside the law I became as one outside the law (not being outside the law of God but under the law of Christ) that I might win those outside the law. To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some. I do it all for the sake of the gospel, that I may share with them in its blessings. …
        Luke 17:25-19:44 : But first he must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation. Just as it was in the days of Noah, so will it be in the days of the Son of Man. They were eating and drinking and marrying and being given in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. Likewise, just as it was in the days of Lot—they were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building, but on the day when Lot went out from Sodom, fire and sulfur rained from heaven and destroyed them all— …
        Matthew 9:11-36 : And when the Pharisees saw this, they said to his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?” But when he heard it, he said, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. Go and learn what this means, ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.’ For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.” Then the disciples of John came to him, saying, “Why do we and the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?” And Jesus said to them, “Can the wedding guests mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them? The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast. …
        Isaiah 40:15-17 : Behold, the nations are like a drop from a bucket, and are accounted as the dust on the scales; behold, he takes up the coastlands like fine dust. Lebanon would not suffice for fuel, nor are its beasts enough for a burnt offering. All the nations are as nothing before him, they are accounted by him as less than nothing and emptiness.
        Proverbs 29:18-31:9 : Where there is no prophetic vision the people cast off restraint, but blessed is he who keeps the law. By mere words a servant is not disciplined, for though he understands, he will not respond. Do you see a man who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him. Whoever pampers his servant from childhood will in the end find him his heir. A man of wrath stirs up strife, and one given to anger causes much transgression. …
        Proverbs 21:13-22:16 : Whoever closes his ear to the cry of the poor will himself call out and not be answered. A gift in secret averts anger, and a concealed bribe, strong wrath. When justice is done, it is a joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers. One who wanders from the way of good sense will rest in the assembly of the dead. Whoever loves pleasure will be a poor man; he who loves wine and oil will not be rich. …
        Proverbs 17:12-18:12 : Let a man meet a she-bear robbed of her cubs rather than a fool in his folly. If anyone returns evil for good, evil will not depart from his house. The beginning of strife is like letting out water, so quit before the quarrel breaks out. He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous are both alike an abomination to the Lord. Why should a fool have money in his hand to buy wisdom when he has no sense? …
        Proverbs 15:29-16:18 : The Lord is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous. The light of the eyes rejoices the heart, and good news refreshes the bones. The ear that listens to life-giving reproof will dwell among the wise. Whoever ignores instruction despises himself, but he who listens to reproof gains intelligence. The fear of the Lord is instruction in wisdom, and humility comes before honor. …
        2 Chronicles 18:7-19:2 : And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, “There is yet one man by whom we may inquire of the Lord, Micaiah the son of Imlah; but I hate him, for he never prophesies good concerning me, but always evil.” And Jehoshaphat said, “Let not the king say so.” Then the king of Israel summoned an officer and said, “Bring quickly Micaiah the son of Imlah.” Now the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat the king of Judah were sitting on their thrones, arrayed in their robes. And they were sitting at the threshing floor at the entrance of the gate of Samaria, and all the prophets were prophesying before them. And Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah made for himself horns of iron and said, “Thus says the Lord, ‘With these you shall push the Syrians until they are destroyed.’” And all the prophets prophesied so and said, “Go up to Ramoth-gilead and triumph. The Lord will give it into the hand of the king.” …
        1 Peter 2:23-4:14 : When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly. He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls. Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives, when they see your respectful and pure conduct. …
        Hebrews 12:13-13:12 : And make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint but rather be healed. Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord. See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God; that no “root of bitterness” springs up and causes trouble, and by it many become defiled; that no one is sexually immoral or unholy like Esau, who sold his birthright for a single meal. For you know that afterward, when he desired to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no chance to repent, though he sought it with tears. …
        Colossians 3:2-17 : Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. On account of these the wrath of God is coming. …
        Ephesians 2:3-5:6 : Among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. …
        Galatians 6:1-18 : Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted. Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. For if anyone thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself. But let each one test his own work, and then his reason to boast will be in himself alone and not in his neighbor. For each will have to bear his own load. …
        Romans 12:1-21 : I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. …
        Romans 1:1-32 : Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God, which he promised beforehand through his prophets in the holy Scriptures, concerning his Son, who was descended from David according to the flesh and was declared to be the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by his resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord, through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of his name among all the nations, …
        Acts 2:7-17 : And they were amazed and astonished, saying, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each of us in his own native language? Parthians and Medes and Elamites and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabians—we hear them telling in our own tongues the mighty works of God.” …
        Matthew 5:45-48 : So that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
        Genesis 2:18-4:7 : Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.” Now out of the ground the Lord God had formed every beast of the field and every bird of the heavens and brought them to the man to see what he would call them. And whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name. The man gave names to all livestock and to the birds of the heavens and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper fit for him. So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh. And the rib that the Lord God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man. …

        • Sredni Vashtar July 12, 2020 at 2:18 pm #

          So why does Communism hate Christianity so much? Enough to burn Churches and put priests and nuns to death?

          Maybe it was Christ’s, “My Kingdom is not of this world”? Not much there for Communists to work with. The Christian also brings down some equality from above, wanting all to have enough to eat, etc. But real Christianity doesn’t attempt equity, knowing that each person has a unique number and quality of “talents” and some use what they have well and others do not. That struggle belongs to the soul alone and his or her relationship with God.

        • SoftStarLight July 12, 2020 at 2:45 pm #

          I giggled. Look at the very end of your cut and paste bomb. The Helper isn’t equal to the Master of the Garden. I remembered getting savaged for bringing up those Bible verses a long time ago. Being one in Christ Jesus is referring to a spiritual equality that is only achieved when the whole of the body works for Christ. But the body is composed of many members whose functions are various and unequal. The shoulder is categorically and unequivocally not equal to the foot. But the shoulder and the foot find themselves equal when they work toward the goal of propagating the life of the body they are part of.

          • SoftStarLight July 12, 2020 at 2:48 pm #

            And even when they are both working in unison toward the same purpose they are still different and do different things of different value.

          • K-Dog July 12, 2020 at 2:59 pm #

            I did a lot of formatting to get that ‘bomb’ to look right. It took several minutes.

            And you got desperate. You giggled at what? I look back and I don’t see your reference because it is not there. Now you embarrass yourself.

            Helper is mentioned but the only argument you could get from that is woman was made from mans rib and is thus woman is subservient to man. Do you really want to go there?

            While I will cut and paste I always consume the content before I post it. On my own website I post videos. It is a personal thing to me to not post a video I have not watched or am in the process of watching. Any I don’t finish I take down right away and those videos are only up while I watch them.

          • K-Dog July 12, 2020 at 3:01 pm #

            and is thus woman is subservient to man.

          • SoftStarLight July 12, 2020 at 4:08 pm #

            Well I apologize for any diminishment of your work. I didn’t giggle with ill intent btw. I didn’t say I wanted to take the argument to a specific place. I was merely pointing out the difference in concept between the idea that two individuals are precisely equal versus the idea that two individuals can work toward the same goal. Which is actually way more equalizing btw.

        • BackRowHeckler July 12, 2020 at 3:26 pm #

          Congratulations K-Dog that’s the longest post in CFN history.

          • K-Dog July 12, 2020 at 3:38 pm #

            Hardly, That is nothing compared to what ‘Tobor’ the ape-man used to post and the Chinese character bombs that caused JHK to ban non-latin character text blocks from Snowden’s boys in Honolulu. Yes I did figure that out before the curtain on my ‘back door’ into user URLs closed down. Wheels within wheels.

            But the difference between my post and other long posts is that I prepared mine and it was not a simple cut and pase.

            And my C & P is not nonsense. It is the word of god.

          • K-Dog July 12, 2020 at 3:39 pm #

            Pernaps the longest legit post. I’ll agree with that.

          • K-Dog July 12, 2020 at 3:44 pm #

            I mean IP addresses. Freudian slip, these days I am coming here as a break from writing software in which I am processing URLs.

            It is a personal project designed to give me super powers.

          • Nightowl July 12, 2020 at 6:04 pm #

            Just another episode of “look at me.”

            “Go to my blog. Click here.”

        • abcdef July 12, 2020 at 5:39 pm #

          Yes, that may be spiritual equality, but it says nothing of material equality. Paul was adamant that slaves needed to obey their masters because that was the law of the land. In Phileomon, he asks Philemon to treat Onesimus, “begotten in chains,” to be considered a beloved brother rather than the slave that he was. But Paul leaves this decision to Philemon. Paul was big on following the law, even if it kept material inequality firmly in place. We find that view anathema today. And if women are subservient to men (Ephesians, 5:22+) that also seems at odds with our understanding of equality in the [material] world today.

        • benr July 12, 2020 at 9:06 pm #

          Stupid cut and paste from anti-bible site.
          Just post the link.

        • Q. Shtik July 12, 2020 at 10:14 pm #

          TLDR

    • K-Dog July 12, 2020 at 1:38 pm #

      If a Marxist isn’t happy or “equal”, it’s never their fault. It means someone is oppressing them, or is in their head doing so.

      As you are not a Marxist, how would you know. You can’t know and being unwilling to engage in a dialectic on the subject you can’t ever know. It is a logical impossibility.

      You remember “The Alternative Factor”. The Janos character knows all Star Trek episodes by heart.

      ‘Kirk confronts the matter Lazarus, and pushes him into the dimensional door. Kirk heads back to the Enterprise, ordering the ship’s phasers to target the dimension ship. The two Lazaruses meet once more and fight inside the dimensional corridor as phaser beams vaporize the ship.

      That is you, trapped with a madman at your throat for all time. In a body which never grows old. Trapped for all eternity so that the universe does not wink out, you fight yourself.

      • Sredni Vashtar July 12, 2020 at 2:13 pm #

        But the two Lazaruses were different souls, one good and one evil. Even if in scifi theology they were genetically identical, their different experiences had made them utterly different.

        In other words, the only way you could debate me was if I subscribed to your Marxist Theology. Since I don’t, I’m just to be treated as a dhimmi or honky. I’m reminded of the Jesuits landing in Japan. They spoke about their faith to the Japanese who listened politely. When the Japanese attempted to talk about their Zen Buddhism, the Jesuits treated them with contempt – nice guests! Indeed, Marxists are just such bad guests.

        Bishop Fulton Sheen hated Communism: The early Christians loved each other and thus lived together, sharing everything in common. But making everyone live together and share everything in common isn’t going to make people love each other. That’s putting the cart before the horse.

        • K-Dog July 12, 2020 at 2:31 pm #

          Bad example. The Japanise are among the most racist people on earth. Of course they were not going to respect Christianity it was western.

          It was a tradition for the Russian nobility to travel to foreign countries in one’s youth. In 1890-1891, Grand Duke Nicholas Alexandrovich of Russia, the would-be Nicholas II, went to the East.

          On Monday morning April 28th, 1891, Prince Nicholas, Prince George, and Prince Arisugawa Takehito went to the old town of ?tsu for sightseeing. The streets of the old town were very narrow, so instead of horse carriages, the guests were riding in rickshaws. As the procession of about 50 rickshaws carrying Nicholas, his friends and suite, and Japanese officials, was moving through ?tsu on its way to Kyoto, one of the Japanese policemen,

          Tsuda Sanz?, who guarded the procession, suddenly attacked Nicholas with his saber. Nicholas suffered two blows on the head before jumping out of the rickshaw and running for his life. Prince George struck Tsuda with his bamboo cane (in other versions – blocked another blow with it), but couldn’t stop him; at last, the two rickshaws managed to stop Tsuda.

          The end result was the future Tsar bbecame a hater of Japan though he professed not to be. This caused Russia to underestimate Japan and lose the Russo-Japanese War as a consequense. The loss along wih WWI incompetence condensed a cascade of domestic problems into revolution.

          You want a Marxist, Tsuda Sanz? is your man. Without his attack the whole world would be different.

          Don’t put it on me. Your refusal to psarticipate in a Helgian Dialectic is not on me. That is on you.

          • K-Dog July 12, 2020 at 2:33 pm #

            The Japanese are among the most racist people on earth.

      • PeteAtomic July 12, 2020 at 6:19 pm #

        “You remember “The Alternative Factor”. The Janos character knows all Star Trek episodes by heart.”

        ha ha ha

        sheesh..

  63. Sredni Vashtar July 12, 2020 at 2:31 pm #

    I suppose the building blocks are very similar if not the same. So He made some things the same. I assume one helium atom is much like another if not identical under the same conditions. Ditto for molecules of say, water – under the same conditions?

    Why did he make Kdog? He must have known (past, present, and future being one to Him) that Kdog would go wrong? Hopefully he will get more chances in future lives. I don’t want Kdog to go to Eternal Hell! Otherwise I’d be looking down on him roasting on a spit and feel happy that he was getting what he deserved. What kind of heaven is that? Sounds more like more hell….

    • K-Dog July 12, 2020 at 2:43 pm #

      But making everyone live together and share everything in common isn’t going to make people love each other. That’s putting the cart before the horse.

      Putting the cart before the horse is the only way idiots can learn. The ‘cart’ is common culture. How do you teach children. Obviously you don’t have any or you would know better.

      You doing a Vulcan Mind Meld with spirits of early christians now are you? How do you get them to hang around and put up with that disgusting putrid vile grey soup you call a brain? They certainly don’t deserve it.

  64. K-Dog July 12, 2020 at 3:11 pm #

    So why does Communism hate Christianity so much?

    I can’t tell you because Christianity is communism so you must be talking about something else. You will have to be more specific and define your terms. Communism is community by definition and if you think it is something else you are going to have to grow your vocabulary and define your terms if you want a meaningful discussion.

    • Sredni Vashtar July 12, 2020 at 3:40 pm #

      No, Communism put over a hundred million people to death in Russia and China in the 20th century. It is not Christian. That’s ridiculous. You’re ridiculous.

      Always go back to the basics, volks. You’ll be surprised at who vehemently fights the most commonsense things.

      Communism purports to care for the poor, but kills them when they refuse to bow down to them or refuse to give up actual Christianity – which Communism hates.

      • K-Dog July 12, 2020 at 4:32 pm #

        A hundred million is a lot to document. But get to work anyway. Murder victims are murdered by real people and not ideologies. Group them together as you must but be as clear as you can. We need the actual names of the murderers so we can examine their motives.

        <a href="Tzars"Take Lenin for instance. The Tzar’s father hung Lenin’s brother Aleksandr Ulyanov because the brother tried to blow the Tzar up. Lenin had a total raging hard on for the royal family. His people only had an ideology to get followers with. They did not follow it.

        You have a lot of work to do, get started!

        I am sure you are familiar with the ‘Guns don’t kill people, people do’ ditty. You have used it yourself so I think you should be able to understand what I mean.

        Really, Lenin did not get it. He only was in charge for two years before he died and in that time he was shunning Trotsky who was the ideological brains and capable and embracing Stalin who was a ruthless thug and capable.

        The idiot came to his senses on his deathbed but by then it was too late. Lenin was more influenced by a novel about a politician who was committed to his cause. A bad novel but the politician in the book gave up alcohol and all pleasures in a self-driven commitment to succeed. One summer leading up to the revolution, Lenin read it five times. Bolsheviks were elitists who did not believe in ‘the people’ having the power to make decisions. Bolsheviks were top down anti-communistic assholes be the truth known.

        Lenin immersed himself in a host of radical literature, including the novel What Is To Be Done? by Nikolai Chernyshevsky, which tells the tale of a character named Rakhmetov, who carries a single-minded devotion to revolutionary politics

        The quote goes on to say Lenin read Marx as the quote has to do to be accepted. We do know.

        “And while Lenin read a book on Marx
        A quartet practiced in the park”

        Big whoop. It was not just the brother. Lenin’s father had been forced into early retirement by the Tzar because education of the serfs really was ‘corrupting the youth’. Education of American Slaves had also been punishable by death. People who read can learn ideas from other people and people who exploit don’t like that.

        So I did you a favor. Ideological grounds don’t back up Lenin’s character. For him things were personal and that is all they were.

        I am sorry to disappoint Back Row Heckler who thinks I hold up Lenin as some sort of fucking idol. He was just a man.

        But the statue of him by Emil Venkov in Freemont is nice. It shows Lenin essentially walking through flames in single minded purpose and from that point of view Venkov’s rendition is brilliant.

        KDFP

  65. wwg1wga July 12, 2020 at 3:28 pm #

    Forever young.

    http://www.got-truth.com/docs/Forever%20young.pdf

  66. BackRowHeckler July 12, 2020 at 3:59 pm #

    Not making every post about Black Lives Matter is evidence of our racism and privilege. Re education might be in order!

    This doctrinal discussion between K-Dog and Janos gives me a headache anyway.

    Let’s see here, back to realityville.

    In the Great City of Chicago, July 1 — July 12, 2020

    Shot and wounded: 182

    Shot and killed: 39

    Total shot: 221

    Total homicides: 42

    Victims 77% BLACK (NYTs say BLACK must be in caps from here on in) 17% Hispanic, 4.5% white or unk.

    How much more evidence do you need that Black Lives Matter, CFNers?

    Don’t worry next week will be worse.

    CARRY ON!!

    BRH

    • K-Dog July 12, 2020 at 4:41 pm #

      If this is a doctrinal discussion then Janos is the kind of doctor who cooks missionaries in stew pots.

    • BackRowHeckler July 12, 2020 at 5:09 pm #

      But reality this summer is burnt gunpowder, smoking barrels and hot lead. In every city of any size coast to coast.

      Anything else is fluff.

      The blade, too, is re emerging in The Community, as evidenced last week, guy stabbed 10 times on a street corner in Hartford, and in New Haven, older woman getting off a city bus hacked up with a machete (right near Yale)

      ALL IN THE SAME DAY.

      Brh

  67. Sredni Vashtar July 12, 2020 at 4:28 pm #

    from Greg Hood’s, “National Review Fails to Protect American Identity, Pathetically”

    However, the reason these National Review essays even had to be written is that American identity is under attack. America’s liberal democratic principles are arguably leading to self-destruction. If that’s so, what good are they? What’s more, if America leads the West and has imposed its principles on other white countries, isn’t America leading our entire civilization to annihilation? If the status quo is where liberal democracy leads, we would have been better off if the first war for independence had failed and the second (for Southern independence) had succeeded.

    In essay after essay, “conservative” after “conservative” makes much the same argument: America is worth saving because it advanced classically liberal principles and human equality. However, Thomas Jefferson himself wrote that the world “belongs exclusively to the living,” and so any written constitution or political order can and should be changed every generation. America was a settler colonist state built by exploration, conquest, and war. Why should egalitarians honor that? And why is it the job of conservatives to convince liberals to be patriotic?

    The real conservative case for America is simple. We love America because it’s ours. We built it. We live here. We are a race of pioneers, settlers, and conquerors. Our nation existed before the Declaration of Independence, and it will continue to exist if the government in Washington D.C. (or whatever it will be named by then) fails completely. If we have to justify our existence to our opponents, we’ve already lost. If conservatives can’t defend America except in universalistic terms, they were never serious about fighting for it in the first place.

    SV: As Jefferson said, Survival is the first morality. And even in civic nationalism, the word “No” would have to be in place. No more “everybody gets a prize”. Can Blacks fit into America? No. It was tried and it failed. Time for another solution.

    Does America need more immigrants? No. Just no. End of story. Anyone who disputes this is an enemy of the American nation.

  68. Karah July 12, 2020 at 4:52 pm #

    California is leading the pack in Coronavirus infections and the Wall Street Journal TODAY is reporting a contributing factor is the lack of swabs, reagents and test kits they OUTSOURCE…from…where? The article conveniently leaves this bit of information out. Why is New Orleans, San Antonio and Sacramento OUTSOURCING their testing when the presidents administration revealed back in MARCH that ABBOTT testing systems were approved by the FDA to do HOW MANY tests in 24 hours?

    470 on the m2000 and 1,080 on the Alinity m – abbott.com/newsroom

    Covid-19: The Different Tests Explained

    These machines are distributed to hospitals and labs in all the states! Why would they need to OUTSOURCE testing? One abbott machine can test 2,530 different people a week!

    The press should be telling everyone WHERE their tests are being sent and WHY. WHY are people still waiting a week for their test results? WHY do I have to contact a physician to get tested when there are labs EVERYWHERE I can contact directly?

    This is the real reason poor people are being left out of the loop and getting sick more, because they are not insured and their state and regional health departments are not scheduling them to get tested for the virus. They are leaving it up to the uninsured to SCHEDULE and PAY for health screenings. Testing is being discouraged by the states and hoarded by the “essential” workers. Everyone is essential in this country. You wouldn’t be an “essential” worker if you did not have an “essential” client. I am not sick of covid-19 but I am sick of the intentional negligence of our hierarchies to prove they are “in control” and not us or the Fed.

    • SoftStarLight July 12, 2020 at 10:27 pm #

      I agree. Everyone is essential. But the managers are not convinced of that. And they are outsourcing and slowing down testing, and in many cases not administering tests because they are lying about the severity of the situation IMO. The wealthy elite class are able to weather the virus to the extent there is one, as well as the economic shock of the shutdowns. Look how crazy up the stock market has been. The Fed must be in control because the economy is still set back very much and many states are renewing restrictions.

  69. Braelynn July 12, 2020 at 5:05 pm #

    @EnterpriseSpaceship

    ..If there is still so much coal, oil and natural gas, why we send B-52s and Sukhuis every now and then to teach resource-rich powerless uncivilised nations how to price their resources fairly and democratically, or else?!..

    I would submit that you are addressing misguided and exploitative foreign policy rather than economic policy or the global dynamics of energy production.

    The existence of still vast reserves of fossil fuel resources the world over is likely not the primary concern of sociopaths building satellite states and imperial bulwarks to thwart the growing power of international rivals.

  70. Braelynn July 12, 2020 at 5:07 pm #

    @King of Comedy

    The Che Guevara rainbows and unicorns will most certainly continue into the future until it can’t. Police departments may shrink. Excess will be diverted to other forms of governance and enforcement no less.

    Energy is neither created nor destroyed being instead transferred or transformed into a different state.

    • SoftStarLight July 12, 2020 at 10:05 pm #

      Good point. And where exactly will that excess go? BLM and Antifa inspired militias of “social workers” by chance?

  71. BackRowHeckler July 12, 2020 at 6:19 pm #

    Russia has begun construction on a massive, nuclear powered ice breaker, he most powerful ship of it’s kind ever built. Its mission will be to clear the way for 6 barges being deployed in the Arctic, each one carrying 2 nuclear reactors, work platforms for oil, natgas and rare earth metal mining in the Arctic Ocean. 2 of these barges are already operating.

    Meanwhile, over here in the States, we’re dicking around with windmills and solar panels.

    Tell me, which country does the future belong too?

    Brh

  72. tucsonspur July 12, 2020 at 8:28 pm #

    BOW SHOT

    No, I’m not talking longbow, recurve bow, compound bow or cross bow. I’m talking bow, as in the Left will never bow to Trump. What the Left did do however, was to fire that bow shot with the BLM torpedo right down the throat of America. They may not be running silent, but they are running deep.

    No, it would never be tolerated, Trump invading the Democratic bedroom and causing the Hillary interruptus, thus stopping the Left’s
    radical thrusts into America, and leaving it with a politically unsatisfied and frustrated dominatrix, who may now be taking pleasure in the orgasmic violence of the mob while arming more torpedoes.

    The Bow Shot has us taking on water, working the pumps, and putting out fires. But no one seems to be at the gun turrets, and there’s not a depth charge in sight. Watch out for the Biden broadside come November.

    • SoftStarLight July 12, 2020 at 9:42 pm #

      It very well could happen. But I am beginning to have doubts. Goya Foods. Did you know that the US is the second largest Hispanic country in the world after Mexico? The Hispanics have been fairly quiet so far. The Goya Foods CEO, a Hispanic man, praised Trump. The scumbag cancel mob told him to retract or suffer boycott. He said eff you in a professional and indirect way to the privileged speech police. Their sales are through the roof now. A famous black civil rights attorney said today he is voting for Trump.

      • tucsonspur July 13, 2020 at 2:00 am #

        Oh Boya!, that’ll help. Hopefully the polls are again unreliable with Biden leading.

        How many people are believing that our ‘racist’ past is catching up with us, and that we must now face it, and like Spike Lee says, “Do the right thing”?

        Some Trump voters are saying that he’s becoming more and more divisive. He certainly can’t be viewed as a unifier. The hope is that voters think that BLM and Antifah went too far, and that they haven’t been overcome by those ‘medieval tools of maximum mindfuck’ as Jim so aptly puts it.

  73. Sredni Vashtar July 12, 2020 at 8:32 pm #

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/07/young-white-mother-killed-black-lives-matter-mob-allegedly-saying-lives-matter-national-media-fully-ignores/

    As Anglin said, when they come for you, no one will know what happened. Rumors will abound but they will be “conspiracy theories”. And the media will simultaneously deny and also smugly insinuate that they deserved it anyway.

    • SoftStarLight July 12, 2020 at 9:54 pm #

      This is really scary. I can’t believe its coming true even though I knew it would. Whites have been getting killed in racially motivated attacks for years in like a steady drip and none of their stories made national news really. Just the other day a White man was killed in Wisconsin I believe by a mexican man who was supposedly schizophrenic. The White man was on a motorcycle and the mexican intentionally swerved to hit him and told the police who arrived at the scene he did it because the guy was White. Did you hear about that? Even Fox and Breitbart don’t run those stories long. Liberty Daily does a better job on anti-White crime but it’s not enough. The mexican man was at least charged with a hate crime. If he was black he would not have been.

      • Sredni Vashtar July 12, 2020 at 11:48 pm #

        Yes, two parts of our minds are in conflict. Normalcy bias is very strong with us because America has been mostly peaceful for over a hundred years. But that is rapidly ending. Can’t go with our feelings on this one, only the most rational part of our minds.

        Real intuition is not emotion per se, though it might feel that way because it communicates via emotion and the emotionally influenced part of the mind. Much discernment is going to be needed in the days to come. If one isn’t sure, best to go with rationality. If one is, and the idea isn’t irrational per se, it may well be intuition or trans-rationality.

        • K-Dog July 13, 2020 at 1:59 am #

          Well you can relax because you are just getting played or turn up the heat and kick the dog if-in you are the one doing the playing. From the Indianapolis local news:

          I did read a more informative link as well. The trouble started over a racial slur which was not made by the victim as far as I can tell. The problem then appeared to have been worked out but after the two disputing groups parted a shot was fired into the group the victim was in by someone in the other group.

          No way was this about ‘all lives matter‘ Go fuck yourself Janos because all you are trying to do is stir the pot. My daddy told me about guys like you. He called them pieces of shit.

          INDIANAPOLIS — A woman who died early Sunday in a shooting near the canal in Downtown Indianapolis was one of five people who were shot overnight in the city.

          At 3:40 a.m., Indianapolis Police Department officers were called to the 700 block of Canal Court. When they arrived on the Canal Walk below, police found a woman suffering from gunshot wounds. She was transported to an area hospital in critical condition, but later died.

          Recent Stories from theindychannel.com

          An IMPD officer at the scene on Sunday morning said the shooting occurred on the west side of the Canal Walk just south of the St. Clair Street bridge.

          The woman has been identified as Jessica Doty Whitaker, 24, Marion County Chief Deputy Coroner Alfie McGinty said in an email.

          Police have not said what led to the shooting.

          • K-Dog July 13, 2020 at 2:04 am #

            3:40 a.m ??? My daddy also said nothing good happens after midnight (meaning you should be at home). On that I don’t agree. I have had some good times after midnight.

  74. Sredni Vashtar July 12, 2020 at 8:34 pm #

    Navy ship in dock on fire. Sabotage? Two dozen injuries but no fatalities yet.

    • Kim July 13, 2020 at 1:59 am #

      @ Sredni Vashtar

      Battleship Potemkin! But in that case the ship was stacked with Social Democrat (Bolshevik) rabble rousers as was the rest of the Black Sea Fleet.

      There are quite a few parallels between what happened in Odessa in 1905 and in St Petersburg in 1917 (the Kronstadt sailors supported the Bolsheviks in 1917 even though they revolted against them in 1921) and what is happening in the USA today. Most similar is the weakness of the government and its tolerance of sedition and mutiny.

      In 1905, it was well known that it was not possible to guarantee the loyalty of a single ship in the Black Sea Fleet. Bolshevik cells and parallel leaderships were tolerated from the engine room to the bridge.

      There is a great book on the Potemkin, called “The Potemkin Mutiny” by Richard Hough (1960). It is very well written and informative and just 163 pages. Once started, I couldn’t put it down. The story has a lot of twists and turns that I was previously unaware of. I am sure you can find it online.

      • K-Dog July 13, 2020 at 2:15 am #

        In 1905 the Bolsheviks were insignificant. There were only 20,000 at the time of the 1917 October revolution.

        The provisional government was weak because nobody could agree on anything. Lenin realized that by taking control of telephone exchanges and key points the whole country could be taken. Five years later when the fighting finally stopped Lenin was two years from death.

        I’m sure you are not referring to the navy being a hotbed of Bolsheviks in 1905 because that would be very ignorant.

        The Bolsheviks played a relatively minor role in the 1905 Revolution.

        But don’t believe me. Check the WIki. I can’t agree with the similarities. The 1917 revolution has a very singular history.

        • Kim July 13, 2020 at 3:40 am #

          In 1905 the Bolsheviks were insignificant. There were only 20,000 at the time of the 1917 October revolution.

          1) If there were “only” 20,000 bolsheviks in Russia at the time of the revolution, then the October revolution must not have taken place?

          Is that what you are saying?

          2) “The Bolsheviks played a relatively minor role in the 1905 Revolution.”

          Relative to whom? The Bolsheviks were a faction of the Social Democrats (The Russian Social Democratic Labour Party). They were at the very center of the Mutiny and were at the heart of the revolution of 1905.

          Lenin himself was one of the main Social Democrat ideologues.

          On Lenin (from your precious Wikipdia)

          “After his exile, he moved to Western Europe, where he became a prominent theorist in the Marxist Russian Social Democratic Labour Party (RSDLP). In 1903, he took a key role in a RSDLP ideological split, leading the Bolshevik faction against Julius Martov’s Mensheviks. Encouraging insurrection during Russia’s failed Revolution of 1905, he later …”

          You are a deluded and narcissistic know-nothing bighead. Please shut up when you don’t know anything. Your over-inflated quacking isn’t needed on every topic.

          • K-Dog July 13, 2020 at 4:39 am #

            1917 – 1905 is 12 years.

            I’m not going to explain what I am saying to you. Everyone else has no trouble with comprehension so I think your failure to do so is a choice.

        • benr July 13, 2020 at 10:04 am #

          It only took 1%-3% of the American population to begin the over throw of British rule in the Americas.
          Frame that with what you are saying and take a step back.

  75. The Man They Call Zazelle July 13, 2020 at 4:13 am #

    Protesters Attacked by Police Are Suing to Vindicate Their Constitutional Rights

    ” ‘I recognize the importance of shielding and uplifting this ongoing, nationwide movement. As such, I find that irreparable harm would occur were I to deny this relief,’ Judge Jackson [Judge R. Brooke Jackson] wrote.

    Property damage, according to the judge, ‘is a small price to pay for constitutional rights — especially the constitutional right of the public to speak against widespread injustice.’ He added,

    If a store’s windows must be broken to prevent a protestor’s facial bones from being broken or eye being permanently damaged, that is more than a fair trade. If a building must be graffiti-ed to prevent the suppression of free speech, that is a fair trade. The threat to physical safety and free speech outweighs the threat to property.‘ ~ Marjorie Cohn, Truthout

    • benr July 13, 2020 at 10:02 am #

      Bullshit 100% that idiot judge would be squealing a different tune if it was his house or store being damaged and looted.

  76. BackRowHeckler July 13, 2020 at 6:05 am #

    ‘Kim’ reported on two police officers shot to death in McAllen, Texas a few days ago. In Portland, Oregon, a Federal law enforcement officer was severely injured in a hammer attack when he tried to make an arrest of a rioter smashing windows of the federal courthouse. Last week outside Tulsa a state trooper was shot and killed during a traffic stop. A few days ago in Tampa cops responding to a fake call were ambushed and physically attacked. In NYC on Sat a place officer was beaten down on the street by a jeering mob.

    Law enforcement’s job is to protect private and public property that’s what we pay taxes for. I think the country is fed up with the mayhem, civil disorder and violence, and gloves are about to come off.

    Brh

    • The Man They Call Zazelle July 13, 2020 at 7:01 am #

      “…Just like the poker player who’s been fleeced by all the other players, and gets one mean attitude once he finally wakes up to the con? I’m betting that more and more of the solid American middle-class will begin saying what Brian and Ilsa said: Fuckit.
      Fuck the rules. Fuck playing the game the banksters want you to play. Fuck being the good citizen. Fuck filling out every form, fuck paying every tax. Fuck the government, fuck the banks who own them. Fuck the free-loaders, living rent-free while we pay. Fuck the legal process, a game which only works if you’ve got the money to pay for the parasite lawyers. Fuck being a chump. Fuck being a stooge. Fuck trying to do the right thing—what good does that get you? What good is coming your way?
      Fuckit.
      When the backbone of a country starts thinking that laws and rules are not worth following, it’s just a hop, skip and a jump to anarchy.
      TV has given us the illusion that anarchy is people rioting in the streets, smashing car windows and looting every store in sight. But there’s also the polite, quiet, far deadlier anarchy of the core citizenry—the upright citizenry—throwing in the towel and deciding it’s just not worth it anymore.
      If a big enough proportion of the populace—not even a majority, just a largish chunk—decides that it’s just not worth following the rules anymore, then that society’s days are numbered: Not even a police-state with an armed Marine at every corner with Shoot-to-Kill orders can stop such middle-class anarchy.
      Brian and Ilsa are such anarchists—grey-haired, well-dressed, golf-loving, well-to-do, exceedingly polite anarchists: But anarchists nevertheless. They are not important, or powerful, or influential: They are average—that’s why they’re so deadly: Their numbers are millions. And they are slowly, painfully coming to the conclusion that it’s just not worth it anymore.
      Once enough of these J. Crew Anarchists decide they no longer give a fuck, it’s over for America—because they are America.” ~ Gonzalo Lira

      • The Man They Call Zazelle July 13, 2020 at 7:06 am #

        “Behind Boetie’s thinking was the assumption, later spelled out in great detail by David Hume, that states cannot rule by force alone. This is because the agents of government power are always outnumbered by those they rule. To insure compliance with their dictates, it is essential to convince the people that their servitude is somehow in their own interest. They do this by manufacturing ideological systems…” ~ Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.

        • messianicdruid July 13, 2020 at 9:17 pm #

          “They do this by manufacturing ideological systems…” which serve usurpers and the collectors of usury.

    • Kim July 13, 2020 at 7:52 am #

      According to the FBI, in 2018 around 400 people in the USA were killed with rifles (of all kinds) while 443 were killed with hammers, clubs and other instruments.

      672 people were murdered using fists, feet and other personal weapons (not firearms).

      A hammer attack is something to take very seriously. A hammer is a very dangerous weapon indeed.

      Try it with a friend and see how hard it is to defend yourself against a hammer and what kind of damage it can do all over your body. Against the head it is like cracking an eggshell.

      The attacker should get many years for raising a gun to another person because it is practically speaking a death threat.

      • Kim July 13, 2020 at 8:25 am #

        Correction: I mean, “raising a hammer”

      • benr July 13, 2020 at 10:00 am #

        Hells Angels weapon of choice Ballpeen hammer.
        Who is going to argue with them on what is good for cracking skulls?

      • stelmosfire July 13, 2020 at 10:05 am #

        Just don’t be the nail that sticks up. Be the Grey Man.

        • messianicdruid July 13, 2020 at 9:02 pm #

          Gandalf started out as you and I. He became a grey [ or is it gray ? ]

          I am happy to be able to login after several weeks of “Bad Message” 404 or some silliness.

          Next hundred days is anyone’s guess. I want to see silver go over 53.00 FRNs per ounce. It will happen by then. And Gold will be, in useless paper debt notes [ bonds ] ________ .

          INDIVDUAL Lifes MATTER THOSE that cannot BE DIVIDED are the BIGGEST minority.

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