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Rock’n’roller Neil Young’s conniption over having to share the Spotify platform with Joe Rogan affords a glimpse into the glutenous mire that is a mind bethinking itself “progressive” these drear days of American unraveling. For those of you not tuned in: Joe Rogan is a comedian and martial arts maven who runs the most popular podcast in the world, renowned for long-form interviews (three hours sometimes!) often with high-powered intellectuals. A month ago, he interviewed the mRNA developer Dr. Robert Malone, who has become an outspoken opponent of the Covid-19 mRNA “vaccines,” and of the US-led world pandemic policy in general under Dr. Anthony Fauci, going as far as to call for an immediate end to the world-wide vaxxing program because, Dr. Malone says, the vaxxes don’t work and they kill and disable people. Hearing that, Mr. Young called for Joe Rogan to be cancelled for spreading “misinformation.”

It’s worth paying attention to just how disordered Mr. Young’s thinking is because it summarizes everything that has gone awry on the political Left: He is wrong two ways: 1) morally, and 2) on the facts of the matter — which is as wrong as you can be. Like virtually everyone on the Democratic Party / Woke / Progressive axis, he is obviously in favor of suppressing free speech. Since when did that become okay for old hippies?

If I remember correctly (cuz I was there) the youth movement of the 1960s was all about freedom to say pretty much anything, except yell “fire” in a crowded theater — based on the idea that ordinary people were equipped to sort out the truth. During the War in Vietnam, we hippies were especially averse to the official lying that emanated from the Department of Defense, the FBI, the CIA, and the White House under both Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon. We founded “alternative” newspapers in defiance of the establishment’s propaganda. We applauded Daniel Ellsberg’s purloined Pentagon Papers, revealing the mendacity of the war effort. Altogether, this activity made it more difficult for the government to prosecute that war, and to defend the strategy behind it.

Today the Left is not only all-in on speech suppression, but also censorship of print and broadcasting, and is especially avid for the diverse punishments of cancellation — ruining careers, reputations, livelihoods, and families of anyone who opposes Woke right-think. Alternate views are not tolerated, labeled “unacceptable” (Mr. Young put it exactly that way), and flagged as “misinformation” (ditto Mr. Young). It’s gotten to the point where the word misinformation has acquired a distinct odor that signals bad faith in everyone who flogs it. These days, the charge of misinformation is deliberate misinformation.

Today, the Left is all-in for FBI home invasions, DOJ malicious prosecutions, CIA manipulations of public opinion, a fake president fronting for an unseen cabal, and a news media that wouldn’t know the actual shape and substance of reality if it jumped up and bit Jim Acosta on the lips. Ideas and principles don’t really matter to the Left; they’re just window-dressing for their sole interest, which is pushing other people around, in a word: coercion. That is the moral quagmire the Left is in and, having captured so many institutional transmitters of our polity, that is the nature of the evil they represent.

On the facts of Dr. Malone’s public statements about Covid-19 public health policy and the “vaccines,” Neil Young doesn’t know what he’s talking about. He’s just dead wrong, uninformed, possibly ignorant. The vaxxes have been a disaster from the start and the damage gets worse every week that the insane policy of coercing more vaxxes goes on. The vaxxes are a false magic talisman for a psychotic cargo cult of disordered minds who cannot face the actual quandaries in this momentous Fourth Turning of our foundering civilization — namely, our dwindling energy resources, the economics based on them, the malfunctioning operations of money, our over-investments in techno-complexity, and the out-of-scale dynamics of just about everything in daily life.

Fortunately, enough Americans now see through this matrix of bad faith and mendacity that the opposition is poised to wipe up the floor with the Left in next November’s election. The Left has screwed things up so completely that the end of Covid will expose every broken thing on the landscape — and now it’s up to others to try to repair it all, if possible. One thing is certain to happen a little less than a year from now, the day a new Congress is sworn in: “Joe Biden,” if he is still alive, and still in office, will be impeached. And unlike his several predecessors — Andrew Johnson, Richard Nixon, Bill Clinton, and Donald Trump — “Joe Biden” will be convicted in the Senate, too, and of serious crimes against his country, not just trivialities because the evidence is there. He’ll be convicted of the very things spelled out in the constitution: treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.

The laptop computer belonging to the Biden family bag-man, Hunter Biden, is not only still in the negligent possession of the FBI, but many faithful copies of its hard-drive were mindfully distributed to safe hands outside the agency. The email, contracts, and memoranda on it contain a clear record of bribery from foreign nations and money laundering to conceal the trail of all that grift. “Joe Biden’s” deliberate open border policy, and the purposeful transport of unvetted illegal aliens from scores of foreign countries to cities all over the USA, certainly represents an arrant and treasonous failure to uphold the law. It remains to be seen what kind of fiasco his misadventures in Ukraine may foment, but we’ll know presently.


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  1. Ron Anselmo January 28, 2022 at 9:41 am #

    Kneel Young.

    • jlmartin January 28, 2022 at 10:11 am #

      Well said. It breaks my heart that the man who wrote “we are finally on our own” at the end of his song “Ohio” has gone to the dark side.

      • thirdcoastlegend January 28, 2022 at 10:31 am #

        The Pretenders had a pretty song about Ohio:

        https://youtu.be/-WXcexId5s8

        The Lake Erie view from the shoreline hotels in Port Clinton have a very Zen quality in the winter.

        • diamondlou January 28, 2022 at 11:29 pm #

          Thanks for posting that. Bring back great memories!

      • Ron Anselmo January 28, 2022 at 11:01 am #

        Agreed, and when he finishes with, “How many more?”, it’s his question to answer now, since his beliefs now lean toward the complicit. A shame.

      • Perimetr January 28, 2022 at 11:02 am #

        Old man, take a sniff of this fart, it smells a lot like you do.

        • JohnAZ January 28, 2022 at 11:45 am #

          Going rate is $400 a poot , right?

        • spaingaroo January 29, 2022 at 12:34 pm #

          you win the internet today

      • MaryQueen January 28, 2022 at 11:11 am #

        Really.

        Why are people continually surprised that the establishment-loving millionaire pop musicians are on the side that their bread is buttered on?

        • Suburban_elk January 28, 2022 at 11:17 am #

          Because they don’t consider Neil Young a pop musician.

      • Amman January 29, 2022 at 2:07 pm #

        His motive is greed? What?

    • Walter B January 28, 2022 at 10:41 am #

      Kneel Young is clearly another sellout hippie doper that bitched and moaned until he could afford to join the ranks of “The Man” himself. I never understood why anyone cared about the opinions of musicians anyway because the ability to make music remains entertainment and does NOT impart leadership abilities almost all of the time.

      Having labored for two decades within the political system I is my firm belief that political problems cannot be solved by political actions, so the next election cycle is a pipe dream IMHO for those who think it will matter. Dopey Joe’s insertion into the White House was proof to me that from now on voting is a sham and will never have any value at all. Patsies will continue to be placed in office by those that control the machines, period! Anyone that would be foolish enough to even attempt to fight Mr. Global will get the Dealy Plaza treatment and will probably be branded as “unvaccinated” as well.

      IMHO there are only two ways that this glacier-like train wreck is ever going to come to an end, and they are in a total socio-economic crash or a takeover by Chinese owners. My money is on the second for after all, they bought it and should own it, right Joe? Right Hunter?

      • Suburban_elk January 28, 2022 at 11:22 am #

        Music is, or can be, more than entertainment. It is, in a better different world, Art, which is having to do with the transmission of culture, aka Ceremony and Meaning.

        That Music is ONLY known of, thought and considered, as entertainment, is the broken nature of this society.

        Back in the heady of days of boomer rock at its best, music was thought to have occasionally danced in the former camp. So that’s the answer to the question, as to why celebs like Young, sometimes get their opinions overvalued.

        • Walter B January 28, 2022 at 11:26 am #

          And if the king was not pleased by the minstrel’s tunes, he fed them to his dogs! Ah, the good old days.

          • Jarek January 28, 2022 at 2:11 pm #

            In old Ireland, kings were terrified of poets and minstrels who could destroy them with mockery. They themselves could not be touched.

            We must return to Druid rule.

        • abbybwood January 28, 2022 at 1:41 pm #

          And to think, our Secretary of State, Antony Blinken has a rock band and their music is on Spotify!:

          https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/biden-antony-blinken-secretary-of-state-band-1094059/amp/

          Imagine him facing down with Lavrov over Ukraine.

          • SpeedyBB January 28, 2022 at 2:53 pm #

            abbywood, you have allowed me an opening to share this disheartening propaganda piece, about Ukraine (yes, I got scolded here for saying “THE Ukraine”).

            So amazingly out-of-touch. Talking about “democracy” when we know precisely what happened to that picturesque custom in that poor non-country, and not so long ago.

            https://www.politico.com/newsletters/national-security-daily/2022/01/27/senate-8-putin-biden-00002921

            (The bio of the presstitute writing this, in a sidebar, tells the story.)

          • Walter B January 28, 2022 at 3:23 pm #

            Rather see him lying face down in the Ukraine Winter slush.

          • Blackbird January 28, 2022 at 5:58 pm #

            Don’t surrender Speedy! It’s the Ukraine. Just a (blood-soaked) landmass with a meaningless line drawn around it, with the intent of causing more bleeding.

      • Walter B January 28, 2022 at 11:24 am #

        I’m sorry, there is a third solution – Jesus returns and the Satan-worshipping scumbags that are pushing this depopulation agenda get what’s coming to them. That’s the one I want to see play out! Sorry Barry and Bill but in the end you lose.

        • messianicdruid January 28, 2022 at 1:10 pm #

          It is like the pin setters at the bowling alley, everybody has to find their slot.

        • abbybwood January 28, 2022 at 1:47 pm #

          US truckers should join the Canadian Freedom Caravan moving toward Ottawa (where Trudeau is crunched down in his Covid hidey-hole) and gum up the east coast in the movement against the jab mandates.

          I hear it is over 50 miles long.

        • Socrates-Detroit January 28, 2022 at 8:17 pm #

          That is it. There is no alternative.

      • ThorsHammer January 29, 2022 at 9:41 pm #

        Walter
        And in related news, Canadian Premier Justin Turdoo has reportedly fled Ottawa “for his own safety”, destination unknown. I’m thinking he may not qualify for entry into the US, having imbibed in one of the Chinese vaccines along the way to seeking 100% personal protection. And any right-thinking Canadian would be seeking a travel destination much further into the banana belt. Perhaps Royal Island in the Bahamas which was recently on the market? It is solid limestone and perfectly suited for vault storage of all the family gold and jewels.

        Hey Big Guy, they are coming for you next. Truckers are not very fond of having their girl children molested on stage and having your wrinkled old puss sniffing their hair. More than a few might have a different concept of due process if they got their hands on you. But with your fifty years as a successful grifter, I suspect you already have Hunter scouring the Tropics for exactly the right island to buy. There is only one problem with that plan. What self respecting property agent is going to sell a perfectly good island or country based upon a Treasury draft with Hunter’s signature on it?

    • Alfred January 28, 2022 at 10:44 am #

      WOW!

      Ron Anselmo wins the internet today!

    • Hereward the Woke January 28, 2022 at 11:08 am #

      Who would have guessed that Neil “Spirit of 69” would end up as a shill for Big Pharma and Big Government? I’ve always found that people who ostentatiously push themselves as rebels are usually the biggest conformists of all when the rubber hits the road.

      • hmuller January 28, 2022 at 12:25 pm #

        The dirty, unspoken secret about left wingers – each harbours a tiny POL POT inside. They have their vision of an ideal society as the perfect omelette. We are merely the eggs which must be smashed to get there.

        • thirdcoastlegend January 28, 2022 at 3:21 pm #

          Look at all the Unit 731 members festooned throughout the sickcare industrial complex that are just fine following official murder protocols in exchange for filthy lucre from the government.

        • Amman January 29, 2022 at 2:11 pm #

          I’ve heard that before…

    • hortonz January 28, 2022 at 11:32 am #

      The Freedom Convoy over here in Canada is picking up lots of grassroots support as it makes its’ way to Ottawa. Too much support for the likes of our mainstream media, so the media has invented a new narrative: all those fed-up truckers and their supporters are nothing but a trojan horse for dangerous white nationalists. Our idiot leaders refuse to acknowledge the truckers’ demands and our fake prime minister Justin Trudeau is in hiding, uh “quarantine” for covid exposure according to the official government propaganda. How convenient: Meanwhile, Joe Rogan is being vilified by our own media for telling everybody what everybody already knows, namely that Canadians are revolting against their own leaders for imposing draconian lockdowns and insane vaccine mandates.

      • ThorsHammer January 29, 2022 at 4:01 pm #

        hortonz

        My personal relationship with being Canadian is nothing if not schizophrenic.! Although by birth and passport I’m from the USA, I’ve immigrated to Canada three times, and obtained landed immigrant status as well— initially as a result of first hand experience with American genocide in Central America. . Since I’m from the PNW I’ve occasionally thought that were the Pig War to be fought again over my favorite group of small islands I’d probably fight on the Canadian. side. I could blame my bouncing back and forth on bad choices of romantic interest, but since I’m a man I can’t be expected to have made rational choices in that area—.

        As I’ve watched the passive Canadian sheep follow their Leaders down the path of totalitarianism over the past few years I’ve become increasingly relieved that I never took the final commitment. Now for the first time in years Canadians have cause to hold their heads up in pride. I was walking along the waterfront in Steveston when Canada defeated the Americans for the Gold Medal in Olympic Hockey. The entire waterfront for a mile in length erupted in cheers. Now Canadians and their Freedom Convoys have the opportunity to lead the world, not just in their favorite sport, but in being the kernel of resistance in overcoming the growing worldwide movements of fascism– not just in the person of their Boy Brown Shirt in Ottawa– but in the USA, New Zealand, Australia, Italy, Austria, the EU and Germany.

    • hmuller January 28, 2022 at 12:14 pm #

      Neil Young gave Spotify an ultimatum and they chose Rogan. No more $4.26 per month in royalty checks for you, old fart. LOL.

      • Amman January 29, 2022 at 2:12 pm #

        A very rude wakeup, I would say.

    • malthuss January 28, 2022 at 12:47 pm #

      take a knee neil.

      • Jarek January 28, 2022 at 2:09 pm #

        Og called him Neiler out of affection. But it has become the truth.

    • altmind January 28, 2022 at 7:22 pm #

      Kneel the Heel Young

      i.e. Big Brother’s Boot in the face of freedom

      Kneel Young’s face expresses who he has become – nothing more than a bitter broken old sell-out

      Young is the prefect product of the damage done

      and no one needs him around anyhow

      So long Young you kneeling denegenerate creep – I’d rather listen to Joe Rogan than your whining hypocrisy

    • Kurt January 29, 2022 at 9:07 am #

      Perhaps Neal will revisit the needle and the damage done. The lyrics are so applicable to the extension of covid jabs. Apparently there is ADE in every needle!

      • Amman January 29, 2022 at 2:13 pm #

        ADE?

    • Song Sabai January 29, 2022 at 10:58 am #

      Ol’ Neil is likely ‘wiped’ by his newly minted wife, Daryl Hannah(61) who has a history of political and environmental activism in the Democratic and Veganism spaces.

      ….”remember…..don’t need him around anyhow”

  2. geomo January 28, 2022 at 9:53 am #

    “We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false.” William Casey, CIA Director 1981-1987

    The Left has become a pack of barking dogs unleashed by the CIA.

    • JohnAZ January 28, 2022 at 11:01 am #

      Or has the CIA become a pack of mad dogs unleashed by the Left.

      The Deep State’s number one credo is “Protect itself at all cost”.

      • Socrates-Detroit January 28, 2022 at 12:11 pm #

        @JohnAZ

        You amuse me buddy. Yes, the CIA was a paragon of virtue before it was coopted by the Left. Thanks for telling us.

        Um, no.

        Actually, the CIA was conceived by the American elite, CFR types, to clandestinely do their bidding.

        The more intelligent liberals, like Frank Church, D-ID, tried to rein in the security services. They failed.

        You look and see Russia and China “winning” in Eurasia because the USA cannot exercise dominance.

        Open your eyes, my GOP friend. Gluttony is not good. During the Cold War, there was government even more dangerous to the world than the toxic scum in Washington DC–the USSR poltiburo.

        They’ve been gone 30 years. You are still living in 1965–were you even alive then?

        The USA decided to move in an expand because “we see farther and straighter”. Big money needed more, so it outsourced to China in particular. Now the Chinese student has become teacher.

        The USA is an ‘experiment’ that is about 300 years old. China is successor to the Roman Empire of the Orient, an ancient society. Culturally, they view Americans as inferior. Perhaps for good reason.

        In any case, on EVERY level, the USA, is living beyond it’s means. It has become a little too bullying.

        As for me, former Imperial Trooper (aka GI), I fear the US government more than China and Russia.

        The US government, not the CCP, is pushing the toxic mRNA on the public. The US government, and state governments, pushed the shutdowns. The US government has debased the money in my pocket. The US government shredded my civil liberties after 2001.

        The US government is not just a tool of the Deep State, but a part of the evil organism. We have the veneer and trappings of a democratic republic in an overbearing government, which has gotten more powerful, and—a larger percentage of the power is concentrated in the Executive branch.

        There are many reasons for this. The biggest is Americans became fat, dumb, and happy, and complacent after the Depression and WW2. We all want some one else to do the right thing. We don’t have enough “somebody elses”.

        Or maybe, it’s just the human condition.

        • Walter B January 28, 2022 at 1:18 pm #

          Yes S-D, the Spooks were the dog but have had their master on a leash (and a very short one) since Dealy Plaza. It now even publicly acknowledged, even if only us who lived through it care…

          https://www.c-span.org/video/?516751-3/washington-journal-jefferson-morley-discusses-release-jfk-assassination-records

        • abbybwood January 28, 2022 at 2:05 pm #

          Which reminds me.

          There are plenty of Republicans who have kept their mouths shut during Covid (save Rand Paul, Ron Johnson and DeSantis and a few others).

          Just whistling past the dead and injured bodies not saying a word. Most likely because of those big campaign donations from Big Pharma.

          Almost ALL the politicians are sell-outs and cowards.

          • Walter B January 28, 2022 at 3:26 pm #

            There are only a few honest, decent elected public officials and are therefore totally ineffectual. I am dumb enough to keep on voting (Tulsi Gabbard), but there is NO hope that voting will ever make a difference. Mr. Global will not allow it. Correct Catherine Austin Fitts?

        • JohnAZ January 28, 2022 at 4:13 pm #

          Let’s see, in 1965, I was graduating from high school.

          Your statements about the CIA are naive.

          The CIA FBI are both lackeys of the Deep State, the very Leftist Deep State. Proof of that statement is the voting record of nortern Virginia and southern Maryland, where the bureaucracy dwells. Solid blue, and blue since twenty years ago. DC is a rats nest of the Left.

          The fiasco of Trump’s Clinton sponsored Steele Dossier is proof of the CIA FBI collusion. Instead of working for the elected president, they did all in their power to tear him down.

          You and I agree on most everything else you said. You lose me if you think today is a better situation than 20th century USA, today is a bottomless pit.

          • Blackbird January 28, 2022 at 6:06 pm #

            The CIA was birthed by the OSS which was birthed by the Bankers. They know, and serve, their family tree even if we remain ignorant.

            The CIA is a rat’s nest of the elite, the globalists, the bankers.

          • Socrates-Detroit January 28, 2022 at 9:05 pm #

            @JohnAZ, Perhaps it is this medium, or my tablet typing. My opening sentence doesn’t sound quite right.

            your 11:01 comment:

            “Or has the CIA become a pack of mad dogs unleashed by the Left“

            implied to me that before that the CIA was ok. Perhaps that was not what you meant, since I totally agree with your 4:13 comment that the CIA and FBI are deep state.

            The criminal actions of the Clintons, and the behavior of the deep state’s security apparatus to President Trump was just a new low in their behavior. It’s before my time, but the CIA especially has been a dark, dirty, criminal enterprise, IMO, since day one.

            The older I get, the more I believe the CIA was toxic. But even in the 1980s, when I believed their top mission was the Soviet threat, and that this might have required harsh methods, I always felt CIA needed a strong leash.

            No, I do not at all think today is better than 20th century America.

            We have more gadgetry, including this space. But in terms of the socioeconomic fundamentals, we were better off then.

            You came of age in peak America* (*for the biggest portion of middle and working America); I was 1 when you finished high school and came of age when we were sliding backwards.

            We are more divided and diverse; more dependent on technology, and inundated by it; much more in debt: much less able to provide the goods we need and think we need.

            Peak oil, the lack of war, and globalism papered over the cracks. The latter has devastated middle America and enriched big capital,and the plandemic has accelerated the process.

            Or, should I say, accelerated the inevitable?

        • crudgemudgeon January 28, 2022 at 8:37 pm #

          S-D, see how long you last under CCP.

          • Socrates-Detroit January 28, 2022 at 9:21 pm #

            Last under the CCP? Not very long.

            But the CCP is far away tonight. Tonight it is the lying, seemingly inept (seemingly because they are serving the elite who consist of the deep state which serves big capital, not the general public) federal government, and Michigan government are trying to squeeze me and everyone who pays taxes.

            Who empowered the CCP? American capital, which coopted the US government.

            Who decided to double down on empire instead of bringing the troops home in 1991? The US government, taking from taxpayers to give to elites and the military industrial complex sector of the deep state.

            And now, straight from the pages of 1984, the US government is mind-f—king us with the plandemic and a contrived conflict with Russia, which empowers the CCP more by driving Russia closer to China.

            The US government and Davos crowd want to foist China’s level of control on all of us.

    • SpeedyBB January 28, 2022 at 2:55 pm #

      Yes geomo, and Casey came to a fitting end.

  3. megabeth January 28, 2022 at 9:57 am #

    Old man married to the very woke Darryl Hannah. Can’t decide if he is dick-napped or just nappy-dicked, at his age.

    • Disaffected January 28, 2022 at 10:13 am #

      What a strange combination! The years haven’t been kind to either of them.

    • Sean Coleman January 29, 2022 at 10:13 am #

      Yes, I heard that too, that she is influending him, perhaps even wriiting his posts.

  4. Hardrock January 28, 2022 at 9:58 am #

    JHK’s observations today encapsulate perhaps the most worrying thing on our horizon (and there are many)…..the proclivity of American youth to buy the establishment narrative on….EVERYTHING.

    The left-leaning public school system has done a great job of producing a couple of generations of liberal automatons. These grown children are now the gender-confused, entitled, supporters of every “movement” that purports to uplift the oppressed but which are, in fact, movements that are designed to centralize everything….money and power.

    With these folks in charge, expect that we will keep spending money we don’t have on things that don’t matter….like Ukraine.

    Finally, how many others saw the collapsed bridge and your first thought was, “my government at work again…framing the need for the infrastructure bill”. Pretty sad we’ve come to this. I’m sure Mayor Pete will conjure of some equity statement to make the injured feel better.

    • thirdcoastlegend January 28, 2022 at 10:24 am #

      If the idiots in DC don’t knock it off in Ukraine, which even the current Ukrainian puppet has implored them to do, Uncle Vlad is going to be treating us to mass deliveries of canned sunshine.

      • Disaffected January 28, 2022 at 10:32 am #

        It’s about to get much bigger than Ukraine. That was just the Russian honeypot. Working like a charm so far.

        • JohnAZ January 28, 2022 at 11:07 am #

          Dis

          Scratching my head.

          I wonder if Russia and China has figured out that domination of the Asian continent will give them control of the world.

          Khazakstan and Ukraine are just the next steps in the progress.

          Remember the Silk Road. Which runs from China, through Khazakstan, Russia and into Germany with a spur that runs down to the ME and Africa.

          The two other big powers are winning.

          • abbybwood January 28, 2022 at 2:11 pm #

            And now Vlad is in discussions to bring nukes to Venezuela and Cuba.

            Good for the goose?

      • Jarek January 28, 2022 at 12:22 pm #

        Like a thousand suns!

        Now I have become Death, destroyer of the world.

        Oppenheimer quoting Krishna when he saw the atomic blast.

        • hmuller January 28, 2022 at 12:31 pm #

          Krishna saw the atomic blast?

          • messianicdruid January 28, 2022 at 1:32 pm #

            https://www.gaia.com/article/evidence-nuclear-war-ancient-times

            Maybe just remembering.

          • Jarek January 28, 2022 at 2:08 pm #

            Krishna in his Vishnu form is the atomic blast or thousand suns.

            Shame on you for not reading Bhagavad Gita.

          • hmuller January 28, 2022 at 3:51 pm #

            I think a Hairy Krishna tried to sell me one in an airport once.

        • SpeedyBB January 28, 2022 at 3:02 pm #

          Funny you should be quoting Oppenheimer, Vlad.

          I just found a quote from him I’ve been hunting a long time, concerning his ‘regrets’ about the development of atomic weapons. The following account takes place just after the ‘surprise party’ at Hiroshima:

          “The custom for these colloquia was that Oppenheimer, a very punctual guy, would walk out on stage from one of the wings, make a few general remarks in his own quiet way, and then introduce the speaker. Not this time. He arrived very late and entered the theater from the rear, strode down the aisle while all of us rose and cheered him, stomped our feet and in general behaved like a pack of bloodthirsty savages welcoming back their conquering warriors, who were displaying the heads or genitals, or both, of the conquered.

          “When Oppenheimer was able to finally quiet down the mob, he set about telling us what little was known about the results of the bombing. There was one thing he knew for sure: the “Japs” (not Japanese) didn’t like it. More howling, foot stomping, and the like. Then he got to the nub of the matter: While we apparently had been successful, and his chest was practically bursting with pride, he did have one deep regret, that we hadn’t completed the Bomb in time to use against the Germans. That really brought down the house.

          “This had to be the most fascinating, to say nothing about being the most historic, speech I’ve ever heard. Apart from those who were there that night, I don’t recall ever meeting anyone who had ever heard of it. There’s an explanation for this that I won’t bother to go into here because that’s not what I’m writing about. That’s a matter for a good investigative reporter with an historic bent to go into, and maybe get himself a Pulitzer award.”

          Samuel T. Cohen, on statements made by Oppenheimer, just after the bombing of Hiroshima, in F*** You! Mr. President: Confessions of the Father of the Neutron Bomb (2006)

          • Jarek January 28, 2022 at 4:12 pm #

            Yeah, given the Tribe’s role the development, there was no chance of it ever staying in exclusively American hands.

          • Blackbird January 28, 2022 at 6:11 pm #

            The first war with three winning sides: Communist, Capitalist, Zionist.

            But like Moon Landing, we can never repeat that trick. (Or can’t we???)

    • thirdcoastlegend January 28, 2022 at 10:33 am #

      Hardrock-

      If you want to see how screwed up the youth are, wander over to the liberal hive called reddit.

      Hop on a subreddit like r/lostgeneration or r/collapse and prepare for massive cringe…

    • messianicdruid January 28, 2022 at 11:05 am #

      “In an age of artificial intelligence, too many of our schools and colleges are producing artificial stupidity”- Thomas Sowell

    • Hereward the Woke January 28, 2022 at 11:09 am #

      Mayor Buttpounder will just extend his eternity leave as a symbol of empathy.

      • thirdcoastlegend January 28, 2022 at 2:31 pm #

        Sadly Petey has resurfaced with his zero-traffic deaths plan.

        Get ready for the end of Happy Motoring.

        • Beryl of Oyl January 28, 2022 at 2:39 pm #

          Safety excusing any amount of government overreach. Who did not see this coming?

        • Blackbird January 28, 2022 at 6:18 pm #

          I hear anal “sex” cums with it’s share of risks. What is Sexytary Buttplug gonna do about this? Mandatory sex-ed from pre-pre-school on? Mandatory Drag Queen Story Hour? More “doggies” sniffing up little children?

          • lastman January 28, 2022 at 6:37 pm #

            Your on a roll today.

            Keep up the good work.

          • hmuller January 30, 2022 at 10:48 am #

            Pete thinks American transportation is racist, and it’s his job to fix that. The bridges can wait.

          • hmuller January 30, 2022 at 8:04 pm #

            Actually, Pete’s only job qualification for Secretary of Transportation was paying for blow jobs in bus stations.

  5. Starlost January 28, 2022 at 10:04 am #

    I was on board until the incantation about “dwindling energy resources, the economics based on them, the malfunctioning operations of money, our over-investments in techno-complexity, and the out-of-scale dynamics of just about everything in daily life.” Uttered so broadly, it doesn’t mean much, and doesn’t have much to do with the nature of Young’s idiocy and immorality.

    What are “dwindling energy resources”? We’re running out of stuff that we can practically use as energy? I don’t agree. Government is block us from developing and using energy? I agree. Is my computer too “techno-complex”? It’s how I’m reading the blog and posting this comment. What is an “out-of-scale dynamic” and how is it tainting “just about everything” in my daily life? We also have to be inflicted with a reference to the “Fourth Turning,” a deterministic superstition that will be “confirmed” no matter what happens.

    • Beryl of Oyl January 28, 2022 at 10:16 am #

      We didn’t have to. Any of us could have stopped reading at any point.

    • Ron Anselmo January 28, 2022 at 10:17 am #

      Wow.

      “Uttered so broadly, it doesn’t mean much…” ~ Starlost

      “dwindling energy resources, the economics based on them, the malfunctioning operations of money, our over-investments in techno-complexity, and the out-of-scale dynamics of just about everything in daily life.” ~ JHK

      Jim about covers it all, you may want to study up a little bit on some of the specifics.

    • JohnAZ January 28, 2022 at 10:20 am #

      We are running out of stuff that we can practically use as energy.

      You do not agree.

      Okay, it may not be evident today that oil is a problem, you can still go to the corner and fill up.
      For twice as much, oops, something is happening to that supply demand balance.

      The shortage is coming in twenty to thirty years, the crash of the supply side. Are you one of those folks that think oil regenerates itself, that Saudi Arabia or Permian Basin field just fill back up when we pump them dry? If so, why are we not going back and just starting up pumps to start pumping that miraculous oil.

      Because it is bunk.

      We will see the continuing decline of oil supply with the consequent rapidly increasing price that will be worsened by the higher cost of “drilling” to obtain harder to get sources. At a certain point, probably a political idiocy, the step function change of oil usage will occur. Folks not prepared for it will be clobbered.

      • rainmaker January 28, 2022 at 10:27 am #

        The oil shortage is NOW, not in twenty or thirty years, JAZ.

        • JohnAZ January 28, 2022 at 11:12 am #

          Just the beginning, Rainmaker, just the beginning.

          How many CFNers were around in 73 and 78 when folks were waiting in multiple hour lines for a fill up on alternate days, and people were shooting line jumpers. To plan a road trip, you had to figure rest stops in areas with available gasoline.

          It will come again and worse.

          • tresho January 28, 2022 at 11:35 am #

            “How many CFNers were around in 73 and 78 …” In 74 and 79 I got new jobs part way across the USA. I remember phoning ahead to gas stations along the way to be sure they were open & selling gas. I didn’t want to wind up in the middle of nowhere with an empty tank or gas stations closed.

          • Beryl of Oyl January 28, 2022 at 11:41 am #

            Yes, that was a created shortage too. There was plenty of fuel around, it just wasn’t being made available to us.

          • rainmaker January 28, 2022 at 11:47 am #

            I remember the gas lines, even – odd, all that. My family lived in Phoenix AZ in those days. Try traversing the suburban sprawl of the Valley of the Sun with no fuel! Heatstroke City!

          • Islander January 28, 2022 at 12:18 pm #

            Beryl, and others,

            I highly recommend Gail Tverberg’s analysis of energy economics and the concept of fuel availability and reserves,

            Per Tverberg, yes, the fossil fuels are being drawn down, but the problem we are experiencing is that no investment is being made in searching for and producing oil that is still in the ground. That is, the companies that do this cannot at this point, with the current political priorities, make any money producing, say, oil. The price it too low.
            this is because markets have been distorted, renewables have been privileged for investment, subsidy, and also by fiat. IOW the current situation and crunch is as much a result of politiczed investment and other economic choices as by actual fuel shortages.

            Here is her latest:
            https://ourfiniteworld.com/2022/01/18/2022-energy-limits-are-likely-to-push-the-world-economy-into-recession/

          • elysianfield January 28, 2022 at 12:50 pm #

            “There was plenty of fuel around, it just wasn’t being made available to us.”

            Beryl,
            Remember;
            Communism’s main fault lies in production.

            Capitalism’s main fault lies in distribution….

          • Not_GeorgeT January 30, 2022 at 10:50 am #

            It was a price-controlled market in ’73.

            Without price controls the gas lines would have disappeared.

            The price /gallon would have gone up.

            People would have been forced to make decisions regarding purchase of gasoline.

            There would have been plenty of gasoline at the right price.

            Price controls don’t work. The gas lines of ’73 show this in action.

      • thirdcoastlegend January 28, 2022 at 10:29 am #

        Are we really running out? A lot of the regime actions are grifts to create artificial scarcity and drive up prices.

        Look at all the extraction leases and pipelines the regime has shut down.

        Warren Buffett is the only winner on the pipeline shutdowns. He gets rich hauling oil on his crummy trains.

        A large portion of the Ukraine situation is a similar grift. The regime wants to get rich selling US LNG to Europe at 3x the normal price.

        Shipping US LNG to Europe reduces supply in the US market, creating artificial scarcity and driving up US domestic prices to further enrich the regime.

        C’mon man!

        • rhys12 January 28, 2022 at 10:56 am #

          I was just reading about skyrocketing fertilizer prices, which are going to drive up the price of food much further. Those are caused in large part by natural gas shortages and skyrocketing prices there. There is no “natural” shortage of natural gas, the shortages are caused by inadequate reserves (as are the shortages of so much else), bad weather, politically motivated sanctions against Belarus and Russia, and environmentalists who suddenly switched from promoting NatGas as a clean alternative to coal and oil to something that should be banned.

          So sure, start a war with Russia and watch people start starving and freezing when the natural gas pipelines supplying Ukraine and Europe are shut down. Yes, we here in America have our own Natural Gas, but will be unable to scale up quickly enough to even begin to address the shortage. And our politicians, like Hochul, have been trying to hinder Natural Gas in every way possible. So the pipelines, gas ships, storage facilities, etc. get older and less adequate every year.

          • Beryl of Oyl January 28, 2022 at 11:05 am #

            I saw a hit piece on gas stoves somewhere, saying they pollute even when they are not in use.

            That may have been the case in the 1950s, I don’t know, but how many stoves today have a standing pilot light?

          • rainmaker January 28, 2022 at 11:50 am #

            We have a gas stove-oven and a gas furnace. Most gas appliances these days have electronic ignitors.

          • Islander January 28, 2022 at 12:22 pm #

            The ultimate reason for the war is to regime-change Russia, get rid of Putin, break up the country, and steal the energy and other resources.

            That much is obvious to any thinking person.

            Q: Why do people rob banks?
            A: Because that is where the money is.

            Q: Why do people try to trick Russia into taking action that would justify starting a war against Russia?
            A:Because Russia (and its allies such as Iran) is where the energy resources (gas, oil, rare minerals, rivers for hydro, etc.) are.

          • Bilejones January 28, 2022 at 2:43 pm #

            Even if the US could supply Germany with NatGas (and it can’t) I’ve not seen one word of discussion on what that would do to Gas prices in the US.

          • lastman January 28, 2022 at 6:45 pm #

            Petro chemical fertilizer fucks up the planets soil. Wasting NatGas/electricity to make it is also a fuck up.

            When is everyone going to realize this? Of course when it is too late.

            Here’s a little secret…you can grow your own food and resourcefully gather your own compost and organic matter.

            People need to realize that local is all there is going to be soon.

        • NoLongerHuman January 28, 2022 at 11:16 am #

          Bingo

          • Not_GeorgeT January 30, 2022 at 11:12 am #

            “Here’s a little secret…you can grow your own food and resourcefully gather your own compost and organic matter.

            People need to realize that local is all there is going to be soon.”

            Farm areas have left-over cuttings from crops every harvest season. Compost material.

            Livestock create manure on a daily basis.

            Fertilizer. No GMOs, all organic, renewable, recyclable

        • JohnAZ January 28, 2022 at 11:16 am #

          You do not get it.

          Every shortage point in the world is drawing supply from somewhere else where the price rises.

          THE problem is that the world’s supply capability is just starting to run short of the demand. The price is not dependent on anything else.

          Get used to it, prepare for it, it is not going away.

          • JohnAZ January 28, 2022 at 11:18 am #

            Same with natural gas, although I think it is lagging behind oil.

          • thirdcoastlegend January 28, 2022 at 11:56 am #

            I guess the point I failed to make is that *intentionally* increasing the gap between energy supply and demand will simply make things much worse for everyone everywhere, other than the 0.1% that will find a way to grift more ill-gotten gains off the misery.

          • Islander January 29, 2022 at 10:43 am #

            “You do not get it.

            Every shortage point in the world is drawing supply from somewhere else where the price rises.

            THE problem is that the world’s supply capability is just starting to run short of the demand. ”

            Eventually, yes.
            But there is a hell of a lot of gas in the Yamal Peninsula and elsewhere. There are huge untapped fields in Iran. Possibly also some in the Ukraine. Then there is offshore in the Med. Probably also in Latin America, North Africa, Syria, and elsewhere.

            Russia certainly has the chops to help all of these countries develop these fields—and, equally important, build the infrastructure to distribute it. Storage is always a biggie in any gas transmission system.

            Putin has repeatedly stated: If Germany wants gas, all they have to do is put in an order. Russia does not sell its gas on the spot market.

            Germany seems to think that Putin will get the gas flowing to them if they hint hard enough that they really want some!

            Uh, no. This is not “Buy now, pay later.”
            Just like with Amazon, you pay first (IOW, sign a contract), then you get your goods.

            Idiots.

        • Not_GeorgeT January 30, 2022 at 11:03 am #

          “A large portion of the Ukraine situation is a similar grift. The regime wants to get rich selling US LNG to Europe at 3x the normal price.

          Shipping US LNG to Europe reduces supply in the US market, creating artificial scarcity and driving up US domestic prices to further enrich the regime.”

          All the “sanctions” and actions surrounding the NordStream 2 pipeline are designed to divide the EU, keep inexpensive fuel from Russia out of Germany, instead selling expensive (those LNG tankers don’t come cheap) fuel from the US, likely with a hefty markup.

          Make Russia the villain (again).

          I say step outside the US MSM, a controlled propaganda operation, for more accurate information. Stop listening to politicians in DC bloviate.

          On and on…

    • shotho January 28, 2022 at 10:23 am #

      You make some good points, but surely you understand that we no longer have the means to develop dwindling energy supplies to the extent that a ‘techno-complex’ will need them to operate. Complexity has become so great in our society that it requires a bureaucracy so huge and unwieldy that we sink further down into it every day. We are collapsing from inefficiency and technology will not save us.

      • JohnAZ January 28, 2022 at 11:21 am #

        You cannot high tech your way out of something that is gone. Build all the platforms, or fracking sites you want, if there is no oil, Sobeit.

        • Not_GeorgeT January 30, 2022 at 11:42 am #

          Fracking is, at its core, a Ponzi scheme.

      • Islander January 28, 2022 at 12:25 pm #

        Many commenters on the Market-Ticker have contributed comments that support this, regarding also computer operating systems, electronics in cars, etc.

        Older technologies are more reliable, more fixable, and they do not have the complex interconnections with other devices, technolo98iges, etc.—which add a whole new layer of energy-hungry complexity to the show.

      • Islander January 29, 2022 at 10:46 am #

        Per Gail Tverberg, “we no longer have the means to develope”

        means that energy companies could produce these fuels, but not at current prices without losing money, and perhaps never at a price that consumers can afford (but the wealthy can, so . . . )

        • Not_GeorgeT January 30, 2022 at 11:52 am #

          So there is a need for something more cost-effective.

          Which sort of brings some this full circle. 1 person finds the fuel too expensive/unaffordable, whereas a larger group of people, sharing the cost, find it affordable. This leads back to rail service as one answer.

          Many miles of track can be put down and maintained for the same money as a 1/4 mile stretch of 4-5 lane interstate highway.

          Thought adjustment will be needed. A little more planning for trips. I like trains. Generally low stress with numerous amenities depending on the line and how far one is traveling.

    • Merkwurdiglieb January 28, 2022 at 10:30 am #

      You must be new around here StarLost because JHK’s positions are obvious to us veterans. Don’t forget, your mind is a parachute. It only works if you open it. Or splat on the ground if you want.

    • lizharmon January 28, 2022 at 11:01 am #

      You might take a look at Gail Tverberg’s most excellent analysis on energy before you make a fool of yourself again. Just sayin.

      • Merkwurdiglieb January 28, 2022 at 11:31 am #

        Which complimented Kunstler’s long running thesis and Peak Oil quite nicely thank you.

      • rainmaker January 28, 2022 at 11:55 am #

        I read Gail’s articles on Our FINITE WORLD, too, liz. The charts she presents to explain our predicament are sobering, to say the least.

      • Islander January 28, 2022 at 12:26 pm #

        Liz, Exactimundo!

        My thought exactly.

        Posted somewhere upthread.

        Tverberg’s blog is OurFiniteWorld.com.

    • Jarek January 28, 2022 at 12:25 pm #

      Capitalism, not to mention our exploding global population, mandate endless economic growth. The problem is that we live on a finite planet. Think about it, because the people perish for lack of vision. That means us too. And that means you too.

      • lastman January 28, 2022 at 6:51 pm #

        It is just too much for most to comprehend let alone handle.

        What will these people do without fagbook?

    • Bilejones January 28, 2022 at 2:38 pm #

      I agree.

      It’s like the use of “Fossil Fuels” to describe hydrocarbons found on Titan and in the Horse-Head Nebula. How did the evil oil companies ship all those dinosaur bodies and unicorn farts there?

      • JohnAZ January 28, 2022 at 4:27 pm #

        I think going to Titan to get FF. Might kick up the price of a gallon of gas,

        Just a smidge.

    • Blackbird January 28, 2022 at 6:27 pm #

      Dear Starlost,

      Please forgive the ignorant common taters on this blog. They do not understand that you are The Man Who Fell to Earth, who does not yet realize that this planet is a bit different than that viewed through his telescope – 2 billion light years away. Yes, we’ve certainly changed for the worse over that time. Shoulda left this planet to the tardigrades and not the plain old tards.

    • diamondlou January 29, 2022 at 12:19 am #

      You just don’t understand him!

    • spaingaroo January 29, 2022 at 12:46 pm #

      talk about lost. You might be more comfortable on the huffington post

    • Anthea January 29, 2022 at 4:10 pm #

      @ Starlost:

      I agree with you in the sense that I detest a lot of these handy little neologisms that re-frame the world’s problems–especially when they do so in a way that seems to presume particular solutions.

      Energy resources do indeed appear to be dwindling. On the other hand, while I don’t pretend to know much (or anything) about these matters, Karl Denninger has proposed providing our energy needs using thorium reactors, which need not produce nuclear waste. Apparently, the only reason our present nuclear power is “dirty” is because its by-products can be used to make nuclear weapons.

      I also dislike the expression, the “Fourth Turning,” as I doubt that it plays out, always and everywhere, as billed.

      And I dislike expresions like “malignant narcissist” and “diabolical narcissist”–and likewise “techno-narcissist,” as they appear to me to be fancied-up psychobabble. What they do is to frame the discussion of various ills in such a way as to mis-identify their sources. Most of us have a relative or (former) friend who likes to come up with this sort of thing: “I’ve studied this, and the reason you smoke is because you like to buy yourself little presents.” In Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park, one of the male characters remarks, “Horsemanship has much to do with the mind”–in disparagement of the heroine, and as a compliment to her rival.

      I guess what I’m saying is that such expressions are glib, per the definition of the word: “fluent and voluble but insincere and shallow.” They are not good analyses, which suggests an ulterior motive. Often, in real life, the ulterior motive is disparagement.

    • Anthea January 29, 2022 at 5:26 pm #

      @ Starlost:

      I am aware too that probably most of us find modern life unsatisfactory in many ways, but I think it is simplistic (and probably insincere) to attribute our dissatisfaction to technology and complexity. I.e., we are not dissatisfied because we have computers, hot-and-cold running water, and flush toilets. I am not at all sure that renouncing these things is a requirement for a happy and meaningful life. The problem lies elsewhere.

  6. JohnAZ January 28, 2022 at 10:05 am #

    This country is no longer unified at all. Most people think that a Red Wave will occur this fall. Even if it does, the division remains. Instead of bitching about a do nothing globalist government, the Democrats, we will be bitching about racism and border walls.

    Absolutely nothing is being done about finding common ground between the two factions, because there is none.

    Very basically, one side uses the Constitution as justification for its dogma, the other spends its time trying to go around the Constitution.

    It is the ultimate test for the American experiment, can the workings of the Constitution offset the huge division in the country.

    • Beryl of Oyl January 28, 2022 at 11:07 am #

      Anybody see any Republicans speaking out now on any of these issues? They have to wait until they have the majority again to even talk?

      Most of them like things just as they are.

      • Hereward the Woke January 28, 2022 at 11:13 am #

        The almost total invisibility of the GOP is astounding. What do they do all day? The only ones I ever hear of are Paul and Johnson. Does anybody really think a Red Wave in November means the useless Republicans are going to do anything about these problems?

        • JohnAZ January 28, 2022 at 11:28 am #

          Half of the GOP are in the Deep State.

          The Deep State is the problem, the party system is dead. That is one of the main points of the voting rights bill, the takeover of the voting booth by the Deep State.

          • Jarek January 28, 2022 at 12:27 pm #

            Half? And the other half are on our side? No, most of them are go along to get along types. Cyphers. And that means they’re on the side of the Deep State for all intents and purposes.

        • Bilejones January 28, 2022 at 2:39 pm #

          “The almost total invisibility of the GOP is astounding. What do they do all day?”

          They cash the checks and they shut their mouths.

      • MaryQueen January 28, 2022 at 11:14 am #

        Yeah they are just playing their part in the shit show. Guaranteed 100% they will do nothing to help anyone.

        • JohnAZ January 28, 2022 at 11:25 am #

          Mary

          Even if the GOP wins, they are still so outnumbered by Libs in the bureaucracy, the judiciary, the media that they have very little power. The EO power of the president cancels out big chunks of the power of Congress.

          IMHO, the only real positive that may happen with a Red Tide is the removal of Biden by impeachment.

          • thirdcoastlegend January 28, 2022 at 11:41 am #

            That’s right.

            The long-term Deep State bureacrats are known to refer to the elected pols as, “the summer help.”

          • Islander January 28, 2022 at 12:30 pm #

            Yeah, some libs (Linda Greenhouse, writing in the NYT), think there is an attack on the “administrative state,” and the latter has to be “saved.”

            Say, what? Not mentioned in the Constitiution. But they want to make a “thing” out of federal bureacracies and remove them from oversight by Congress, even though they were created by acts of Congress. Such as OSHA.

            Needless to say, the “administrative state” is a prime real estate for expanding executive branch power via EOs, etc., as Biden has been doing.
            As Reagan did. As Bush did.

        • Socrates-Detroit January 28, 2022 at 11:47 am #

          @MaryQueen, correct.

          The GOP is a big part of the problem. They are shills for big business, who have cast themselves as advocates of “freedom”. To them, freedom is freedom for big capital to do as it wishes.

          But to many, “freedom” means freedom from government intrusion championed by the Democrats today. These voters have no where to go, so they vote GOP. The GOP needs their votes.

          Thomas Jefferson (and others) feared the concentration of power–be it the government, or banks. Any large entity.

          He and the others knew ancient (Western, JudeoChristian, Greco/Roman) history and human nature.

          They have been proven correct.

          • Jarek January 28, 2022 at 12:30 pm #

            Yup, Americans still can’t get it: The corporations fund BLM. Nothing totally new: The Banks funded Communism. The difference is now it’s right out in the open, but they still refuse to see. It’s one Beast System.

          • JohnAZ January 28, 2022 at 4:36 pm #

            Remember that in the Declaration, it states it is the responsibility of the people to remove any government that suppresses them.

            The Deep State is trying right now to pass a voting rights bill that will give the Feds the keys to the ballot box. That will remove the last control on the Feds the states have, the power of the vote.

            We will be an autocracy at that point. Duly approved by a government voted for and endorsed by the people.

            In the past, people that were displaced b governments, left the scene. The US and Australia are products of that process.

            Now, there is no where to go to get out of third world Amerika.

          • JohnAZ January 28, 2022 at 4:42 pm #

            Jarek

            The people of America support government control. Too many people for the economy to support and the remainder with their hands out. Contrary to Fox statement, “the American people” do not want 20th century American freedom, they want their welfare. The labor response to the pandemic is proof of that statement.

            This is not your grandfather’s America.

          • sevensec January 29, 2022 at 4:00 pm #

            Jarek–conservatives and the likes of Jordan Peterson keep pointing out the Communism doesn’t work, and that it makes a mess everywhere it is tried. They then take a victory lap when they prove this is indeed true.

            They don’t understand that *this is the whole point* of Communism. Since Communism doesn’t work, it serves an infinite wrecking-ball that can demolish any culture standing in the Globalists’ way. But also because it doesn’t work, it remains completely dependent on back-door support from Globalists to prop it up. It’s a neutered beast that eats out of Their hands (like Trump…?).

    • messianicdruid January 28, 2022 at 11:11 am #

      The Constitution does not enforce itself.

      • Jarek January 28, 2022 at 12:31 pm #

        Nor even the Second Amendment. The guns do. J

    • jim e January 28, 2022 at 1:36 pm #

      Ecclesiastes 4:12
      “Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”

      • jim e January 28, 2022 at 1:38 pm #

        Father, Son and…

    • Amman January 29, 2022 at 2:38 pm #

      Maybe some like it that way. i.e. Huge Divisions.

  7. RaymondR January 28, 2022 at 10:07 am #

    Thanks JHK, we live in interesting times

  8. Lawfish January 28, 2022 at 10:08 am #

    Well I heard Mr. Young sing about it
    I heard old Neil put it down
    I hope Neil Young will remember
    A Rogan man don’t need him around anyhow.

    • JohnAZ January 28, 2022 at 10:27 am #

      Think about this. We are reading about the potential shutdown of 20th century America and the creation of a globalist following Amerika.

      And our sources of opinion are a has-been vocalist and an ex -comedian, ex disgusting Fear Factor host, Ult right wing interviewer who gets off on putting further division into the country. Neither one knows what they are talking about and are just using other opinions to highlight themselves.

      No solution here.

      • thirdcoastlegend January 28, 2022 at 10:38 am #

        Uh, Rogan himself has described himself as, “libertarian-leaning,” and, “socially liberal.”

        He’s know to have supported Bernie Sanders and Tuldi Gabbard.

        It’s all in his Wiki bio.

        • Beryl of Oyl January 28, 2022 at 11:09 am #

          I don’t watch him. I hear from those who do, that they like it that he lets the guests speak.

          They also like it that he has a variety of people on.

      • Hereward the Woke January 28, 2022 at 11:14 am #

        So? If he’s speaking out, that’s already a great thing. Most other celebs have gone along with The Big Lie. I don’t have much time for Eric Clapton or Russell Brand, but they too are speaking out. Good for them.

        • thirdcoastlegend January 28, 2022 at 11:44 am #

          Russell Brand has been pretty terrific speaking out on YouTube.

          I think it helps that he keeps his clips under 15 minutes so that even very busy people can fit them in their day.

          • GreenAlba January 28, 2022 at 1:55 pm #

            Agreed, thirdcoast. In his previous incarnation, ego-tripping around on chat shows, he really got my goat, but now he’s producing really good stuff. And he’s modest about his own views, inviting people to come back with theirs.

            The presentation is a bit manic and flamboyant, but I can forgive him for keeping a bit of his natural hyperactive style, since he’s opening a lot of minds.

      • Suburban_elk January 28, 2022 at 11:34 am #

        Your characterizations of Rogan are way off.

        And no one, especially Joe himself, is saying that Rogan has a solution. What he is getting credit for, is discussing the problem.

        Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good. And your background is in politics?

      • Billy Hill January 28, 2022 at 12:02 pm #

        Hate to pile on but in this case it is you who knows not what you are talking about regarding Rogan:

        “Ult right wing interviewer who gets off on putting further division into the country”

        Rogan if anything is a centrist-lefty, maybe not as classic Left as Jimmy Dore, but nowhere near ULT or ALT (if that’s what you meant) Right. He is successful because as others note he is a good interviewer who listens and is prepared.

      • Paula D January 28, 2022 at 1:41 pm #

        Wow, John AZ. A right wing interviewer who likes division?
        You couldn’t be any more wrong.
        He is an excellent interviewer, but he is liberal and he promotes a united country.

      • Bilejones January 28, 2022 at 2:48 pm #

        I do like well done satire.
        Please play again soon.

      • zenfugue January 28, 2022 at 4:07 pm #

        Seriously, JAZ, give Rogan a listen (start w/ the Malone interview). The fact that he’s a former comedian is utterly irrelevant.

      • spaingaroo January 29, 2022 at 12:53 pm #

        wow, you are really a complete idiot. I have often had disgust for you, but never more so than now.

    • Jarek January 28, 2022 at 12:33 pm #

      Keep on rocking in the free world. One of his tours was called The Freedom of Speech tour.

      • zenfugue January 28, 2022 at 4:10 pm #

        Hilarious!

    • Jarek January 28, 2022 at 2:06 pm #

      Any relation to Seth Rogan?

      • Blackbird January 28, 2022 at 6:36 pm #

        Obviously no relation to Rogaine…

  9. Opie January 28, 2022 at 10:10 am #

    James,
    You always state what many of us are thinking before others jump in. As a member of the baby bummers, I was a proud participant in the freedom movements. When I grew up I discarded the Marxist slant but never gave up my love of freedom,or love of the arts. When covid cranked up and antifa showed up in the media all sporting long hair I said bullshit,you don’t own this. Not everyone who was “hip” back when were leftists, and the leftists back then would have not believed how their movement would become the biggest censors. People like Paul Krassner and Kurt Vonnegut most be rolling in their graves ! My hair is now long again after two years,and a lot of young people are forced or at least pause to reassess their thoughts when I espouse my rightward leanings. I love Neil Young’s music,but all those millions have inflated his ego to encompass most of the known universe. My love of music includes jazz,early country, blues and most roots music. The rock guys ought to start diving up there earnings to all those who didn’t make all those millions if they really believe all their own BS.

    • Hereward the Woke January 28, 2022 at 11:17 am #

      The problem with the Left is that most of them are just playing at changing the world. They’re what used to be called champagne socialists: criticising the system while enjoying it’s most voluptuous benefits. Kurt Vonnegut may have excelled at thumbing his nose at the Establisment but he lived in a luxury flat in Paris. So it goes!

      • Jarek January 28, 2022 at 12:38 pm #

        Almost no one really believes that crap enough to actually live it. Just a few ideologues and dangerous fanatics who love to kill and destroy. The Commissariat are exactly the same as our Liberal Mandarins: Hypocrites who love power. The ones who love to flaunt lockdowns and mask rules when among their own.

      • hmuller January 28, 2022 at 12:39 pm #

        But was he happy ? He killed himself.

        • Tate January 29, 2022 at 11:47 am #

          Not Kurt Vonnegut? First I’ve heard of it.

          • hmuller January 30, 2022 at 11:04 am #

            You are correct. Vonnegut died April 11. 2007 in Manhattan from head injuries sustained in a fall. Mea culpa, I have become a source of fake news. His mother drank Drano to kill herself, and Kurt attempted suicide with booze and pills in 1984.

    • malthuss January 28, 2022 at 12:51 pm #

      his lost his muse, not in san francisco but around 1980.

      coke addict.

      • zenfugue January 28, 2022 at 4:17 pm #

        Suicide, hypocrisy, addiction, depression? None of the above diminish his genius.

        • Blackbird January 28, 2022 at 6:38 pm #

          Addiction, depression, and suicide are the dirt piles left behind by those who dig for the truth.

          • spaingaroo January 29, 2022 at 12:55 pm #

            that’s great Blackbird. writing that one down in my little book of quotes

  10. Disaffected January 28, 2022 at 10:10 am #

    Marge Gunderson: And for what? For a little bit of money. There’s more to life than a little money, you know. Don’tcha know that? And here ya are, and it’s a beautiful day. Well. I just don’t understand it.

    • elysianfield January 28, 2022 at 12:57 pm #

      “and it’s a beautiful day”

      Dis,
      Yes, while viewing white-out blizzard conditions on a frozen, rhyme crusted waste…absolute desolation.

      I fugured it was the hormones.

      • Blackbird January 28, 2022 at 6:42 pm #

        I believe the word you meant to use is “rime” not “rhyme”.

        It’s not normally my job to enforce proper grammar, but ‘Stick is busy cookin’ for the Azov Battalion these days.

        • Blackbird January 28, 2022 at 6:43 pm #

          Also – it’s “fuggered”, not “fugured”.

          • elysianfield January 29, 2022 at 12:45 pm #

            Bird,

            Forgive me…for I am old and saddled with a public-school education…I have lost the desire for female company, hard physical labor, and proofreading…

          • Blackbird January 29, 2022 at 1:25 pm #

            No worries ely, I wasn’t so much correcting you as riffing off your comments – picking on ‘Stick, and introducing the Fuggers (Hell’s Bankers).

  11. izzy January 28, 2022 at 10:13 am #

    The optimism here is refreshing and sorely needed..
    I hope reality follows through.

  12. Frank January 28, 2022 at 10:13 am #

    Good morning and wow James. I really
    hope your prediction of Joe Biden’s impeachment comes to pass. It would begin to restore the concept of law and order in our country. Frank

  13. CrusherMuldoon January 28, 2022 at 10:13 am #

    Joe Rogan may have the most popular podcast in the world, but he can’t hold a candle to James Howard Kuntsler’s Clusterfuck Nation

    • anmariwakaranai January 28, 2022 at 4:19 pm #

      I second that. Perfect one today, layin it out for the few still living in the free world.

      Old man take a look at your fear
      clots between your ears
      Your blood is mud
      On your new drug
      And tv just adds tears
      To the years.

      We know that death is scary Neil
      We all are gonna face it
      But comes a time
      To recognize
      The way is not to fake it.

      By fake I mean
      To kid yourself
      That you have not been poisoned
      There is a way
      To a new day
      You must the news shun.

      • Amman January 29, 2022 at 2:40 pm #

        Good one.

    • zenfugue January 28, 2022 at 4:24 pm #

      It would be great if Rogan had JHK on the ‘cast!

      Rumor has it our host visited with Tucker Carlson, I wonder when/if that episode will be aired?

      • Blackbird January 28, 2022 at 6:46 pm #

        Joe might be afraid of being smacked around by an old man. (Thinking about the interview with Jeffrey Tucker, 1/11/22.)

      • diamondlou January 29, 2022 at 12:29 am #

        zenfugue: I second that motion (having JHK on Joe Rogan’s show).

        Even more entertaining might be Kneel Young on Rogan’s show.

        Imagine the fireworks.

  14. CrusherMuldoon January 28, 2022 at 10:15 am #

    Somewhere Mario Savio is rolling around in his grave.

  15. Nik Charles January 28, 2022 at 10:17 am #

    I loved Neil Young’s music when I was young and depressed. Decades later once I worked myself out and lost the depression I don’t listen to him at all.
    To me there’s some connection here.
    Same with Chomsky. I used to attend his lectures. I think he’s just a demented old man now and his points all along were kind of skewed.

    • Hereward the Woke January 28, 2022 at 11:18 am #

      The question begs itself: why are so many great musicians such jerks in real life? Is it in their contracts or something?

      • tresho January 28, 2022 at 11:41 am #

        To paraphrase “Little Big Man”‘s Old Lodge Skins: “There is an endless supply of jerks. There has always been a limited number of human beings.”

      • Beryl of Oyl January 28, 2022 at 11:47 am #

        I don’t care what kind of jerks they are, until they start getting all pious with me.

        Neil might think his environmental wackiness makes him better than everybody else, but you know what?

        Environmental extremism is a movement of the elite.

      • Billy Hill January 28, 2022 at 12:18 pm #

        Neil Young is a sub-marginal musician who at one time may have aligned with the Zeitgeist and thanks to the “starmaker machinery behind the popular song” achieved some fame and fortune. That StarMaker Machinery is a corporate business and if you want to play then you must play their game. The Stones somehow got away with “Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man” but Men at Work suddenly became Men Out of Work when in an interview they dissed the worker bees who used to set up the cardboard cut outs in record store display windows and all the other numerous crap that used to be part of the machinery. These days if you want the Big Money you endorse Biden — witness Billie Eilish. WTF? The Bad Guy? Sheeit.

        • Jarek January 28, 2022 at 12:42 pm #

          Wearing all those big sweat shirts to cover her voluptuous body was just a big PR campaign. A tease. Make them wait to see it.

          She certainly and suddenly got over her problem completely

        • hmuller January 28, 2022 at 12:47 pm #

          Millie Vanillie was a prophetic metaphor for our times. The face you see isn’t making the words you hear

          • malthuss January 28, 2022 at 12:54 pm #

            no ‘E’. one is dead or are they both dead?

            I spoke to a friend of one of them MV duo. He thinks one of them was killed over money.

          • Blackbird January 28, 2022 at 6:48 pm #

            Mister we could use a band like Milli Vanilli again

          • Jarek January 28, 2022 at 7:49 pm #

            Mary Daly: How about a Misterectomy?

  16. CrusherMuldoon January 28, 2022 at 10:18 am #

    Every political science course I had in the early 70s was taught by a professor who said future tyranny would come from the Right. Uh Huh.

    • Hardrock January 28, 2022 at 10:30 am #

      I think the validity of his position depends on how you define “right”. He probably meant “that ideology that supports the establishment, corporatists, war-mongers, censorship, authoritarianism, and centralization.

      and unnecessary vaccines.

      I think we’re in the middle of the old switcheroo….???

      It happens. Look at the party’s changing positions since the 60’s. Dems are the new right.

      • thirdcoastlegend January 28, 2022 at 10:41 am #

        I think there’s an argument to be made that the current Dems are basically racially-inverted fascists.

        • Jarek January 28, 2022 at 12:46 pm #

          Totalitarians to be sure. Self hating? At the lower and middle levels.

          Fascism as an actual political philosophy makes a lot of sense and thus isn’t taught, even at the university level. In a word, it the philosophy of nationalism. Real nationalists would have never let the Banks create our money and then loan it to us with interest. The Constitution says quite the opposite….

          • jim e January 28, 2022 at 1:51 pm #

            Matthew 25:27
            Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury.

    • Amman January 29, 2022 at 2:43 pm #

      Yes, Lefties, and many people who believed them were afraid of the right. i.e. Conservatism.

  17. CrusherMuldoon January 28, 2022 at 10:22 am #

    While it looks like a Red Wave indeed this November, don’t you have a thought lurking in the back of your mind that somehow the election will be manipulated in some way to maintain the status quo for the Democrats

    • BackRowHeckler January 28, 2022 at 10:36 am #

      I was thinking the same thing about Mario Savio, Crusher, altho, to a certain extent, the ‘Free Speech Movement’ was as much about the ability to use the university platform to disseminate subversive speech as anything else (subversive as defined in 1964)

      Yeah I just went out and bought a pint of Mr. Boston cherry brandy so I consider myself well prepared for the big storm. RI will be getting hit the hardest I believe.

      • BackRowHeckler January 28, 2022 at 10:56 am #

        Excuse me that’s BlackBerry Brandy, not Cherry.

        I don’t want to be giving out bad information here in CFNation.

    • steppingup January 28, 2022 at 10:42 am #

      Why manipulate it when you can just steal it. Like, who is going to do anything about it? ME??? Got too old, although “Who Want’s To Live Forever” is starting to have a particular appeal.

    • MaryQueen January 28, 2022 at 11:16 am #

      Here’s a thought: Since I’ve been alive (1963) neither party has done anything at all to help Americans.

      It’s a shit show.

      A “red wave” will mean nothing.

      • Ron Anselmo January 28, 2022 at 12:15 pm #

        You’re right Mary, the solutions – to help Americans – never have been, and certainly now, are no longer political.

        • messianicdruid January 28, 2022 at 2:03 pm #

          Red, White and Blue.

          Dominant wavelength, luminance, and purity are being colored over.

      • JohnAZ January 28, 2022 at 4:45 pm #

        Correctamundo!!

      • Amman January 29, 2022 at 2:49 pm #

        It will impact Covid policy in some states – likely give a boost to the anti-needle parties – and ultimately save a life or two. If a red wave does just this, it’s done a great deal.

    • Hereward the Woke January 28, 2022 at 11:20 am #

      Crusher, either it will be stolen again and some kind of hellacious civil disorder will take place. Or, even worse, the GOP will sweep the board and do absolutely nothing with their victory. Where is the GOP right now? What alternative vision are they giving of America? What are their ideas about the issues Jim mentions that are tearing the nation apart? Does anyone expect Mitch, Kevin and Mitt to sort these problems out? Then when the midterms are a flop, we can all move on to “We’ll really show ’em in 2024!”

      • rainmaker January 28, 2022 at 12:08 pm #

        OLD politicians do not have NEW ideas. We have too many old fogies running things now, and they love being in charge and getting the big bucks. Why rock the boat when you are so close to retiring?

        • messianicdruid January 28, 2022 at 2:06 pm #

          ReElect Nobody.

          Forced retirement after one term. Every Single One.

        • JTinMD January 28, 2022 at 3:09 pm #

          A geriatric kleptocracy or a kleptocratic gerontocracy.

  18. CrusherMuldoon January 28, 2022 at 10:23 am #

    Bomb cyclone fed blizzard a comin’ BRH? Ready?

    • JohnAZ January 28, 2022 at 10:34 am #

      Ha. I think there is a Murphy’s Law corollary that says that the worse the Weather Channel says an event will be, the more of a big nothing it ends up being. It makes me laugh to see, Cantore, Siegel et all out “in the elements”.

      I admit every once in awhile, they get it right.

      • BackRowHeckler January 28, 2022 at 10:49 am #

        I don’t get the weather channel anymore since I put up an antenna and got rid of cable about 8 years ago, What I remember most about it is there was always something going on in the Cascades — something catastrophic and life threatening.

      • Beryl of Oyl January 28, 2022 at 11:15 am #

        The forecast from one of my local stations changed dramatically overnight. People kept asking me if we were going to get hit by the storm where I live, I said not according to the forecast.

        They need to stop calling it a forecast, because they aren’t accurate more than a day out.

        • BackRowHeckler January 28, 2022 at 12:32 pm #

          Beryl, The Climate Czar, John Kerry, has predicted the weather 100 years out. His predictions are dire.

          • Amman January 29, 2022 at 2:52 pm #

            Kerry – dumb as a giant, as they say.

      • Blackbird January 28, 2022 at 6:51 pm #

        “I admit every once in awhile, they get it right.”

        Like Tuesday following Monday, otherwise – stick your head out the window.

  19. BillRI January 28, 2022 at 10:25 am #

    Great post, JHK. Thank you!

    As we watch reports of thousands of adult male aliens smuggled across the border and flown illegally around the U.S. in federally-funded aircraft in the middle of the night, I have wondered whether those behind the effort can someday be prosecuted.

    And has Biden already issued secret pardons for himself, family, and friends? Have the Chinese prepared a retirement villa for Biden’s family? Reports say the Chinese have paid the Biden family in excess of $31 million.

    As bizarre as Neil Young’s behavior may be, other so many other celebrities have drunk the kool-aid: Howard Stern and CNBC’s Jim Cramer (“the U.S. military should force vaccinations on all U.S. citizens”) are two examples. In Young’s case, I recall two of his children were born deaf — perhaps that has some bearing on his wrongful and unfortunate hysteria.

    The November midterms cannot come quickly enough.

    • Beryl of Oyl January 28, 2022 at 10:41 am #

      I realy don’t understand how these people are STILL missing the fact that the “vaccine’ does not prevent transmission of the virus. If it does not prevent infection or transmission, why do they think anyone else should have it?

      Can’t they read? Can’t they see what is happening in Israel?

      I really don’t get it.

      • thirdcoastlegend January 28, 2022 at 11:48 am #

        Beryl-

        Do you watch any MSM television or radio?

        It’s gotten so bad that people are getting about 5 minutes of content among the wall-to-wall shrieks of

        “…sAfe aNd eFfecTivE…”

        “…sAfe aNd eFfecTivE…”

        “…sAfe aNd eFfecTivE…”

      • Jarek January 28, 2022 at 12:50 pm #

        They’re paid to be mouths not minds. Thus since the essence of man is intelligence, they are no longer human, at least in terms of the work they do. One might hope they are better at home in their personal lives.

      • Amman January 29, 2022 at 2:55 pm #

        Well, as far as I know, no one hear is a Doctor who works in a madhouse to ponder/answer your transmission question.

        • Amman January 29, 2022 at 2:56 pm #

          (here)

    • Ron Anselmo January 28, 2022 at 11:43 am #

      Bill RI – the flights are not middle of the night. Raggedy Ann Psaki claims they are “early morning flights”.

      • Jarek January 28, 2022 at 12:53 pm #

        Very feminine “thinking”.

        • Ron Anselmo January 28, 2022 at 4:04 pm #

          Yes Janos, Psaki – Can’t Understand Normal Thinking.

      • Amman January 29, 2022 at 2:58 pm #

        Forget it, she’s gone.

    • malthuss January 28, 2022 at 12:55 pm #

      Howard always was a shite.

      • Beryl of Oyl January 28, 2022 at 1:15 pm #

        He admits to having been raised “as a veal”, so that could contribute toward his neurotic behavior surrounding the virus.

        People like him were also brought up to put a lot of stock in psychotherapy.

        I don’t know why he doesn’t just go “see someone” and leave the rest of us alone.

      • thirdcoastlegend January 28, 2022 at 1:33 pm #

        Stern is a has been trying to get attention.

        His show hasn’t been worth any attention since the late ’90s.

    • Blackbird January 28, 2022 at 1:46 pm #

      “The November midterms cannot come quickly enough.”

      So you want to skip cruelly brief summer and jump straight from the depths of winter into what will be the most blatantly fraudulent selection in US history? Gonna be a big “blue” wave kids, big enough to drown all your hopes once and forever.

      • Ron Anselmo January 28, 2022 at 4:25 pm #

        Bird – not likely, in my opinion, but you could be right. Stranger things have happened. The worst part would be that nothing would happen (again).

        • Blackbird January 28, 2022 at 5:47 pm #

          Ron, the last selection – a presidential one, the only one we plebes pay any attention to – was such an obvious fraud, and yet they got away with it. Why would they throw out such a winning strategy?

          What are we gonna do if they steal a selection again? Revolt? I’m sure they would like that – probably even hoping for it. They could call in the UN to put it down.

          Shot of pessimism – on the house, ol’ buddy.

  20. Zoltar January 28, 2022 at 10:27 am #

    All presidents are guilty of treason, yet the charge always makes me feel a bit queasy about starting Civil War II.

    The best solution would be to wait until the day after dear old Jimmy joins that great Baptist prayer meeting in the sky, round up all living presidents of both parties, line them up against a wall, and shoot the miserable lot of them.

    I would take particular pleasure in watching Barack squirm in anticipation, but that’s a matter of personal preference. “Joe Biden” would have no idea what was even going in, but he earned his place in front of the wall long before ever sitting in the Oval Office.

    • JohnAZ January 28, 2022 at 10:38 am #

      The Deep State has spent decades protecting themselves legally from reaction to their power grabs. In all ways possible.

      What happens when a government puts walls between itself and its people.

      Keep on watching. It is history in the making.

      • messianicdruid January 28, 2022 at 2:22 pm #

        Prophecy in the fulfilling.

    • Blackbird January 28, 2022 at 7:05 pm #

      “Dear old Jimmy”? Jimmy Carter put Zbigniew Brzezinski in charge of foreign policy. The result? We pay to empower Islamic Fundamentalism. The flaming bag of shit we left on Russia and China’s front porch that is now burning our house down. Well ain’t that America

      Only two US Presidents I wouldn’t put before a firing squad: Washington (because he gave up power when he could have kept it), and Jefferson (because I think his intentions were right although his actions were mostly wrong). Actually I’d spare Jefferson mostly so that the only survivor wouldn’t be pompous, money-grubbing, status-seeking, widow-boning, French and Indian War-starting Washington.

      • hmuller January 30, 2022 at 11:17 am #

        And I find Zbigs daughter rather low IQ and amazingly ignorant. Don’t get me started on her husband. Joe the Scarface. Anyone ever figure out why there was a dead intern found in his campaign office?

        • Blackbird January 30, 2022 at 3:46 pm #

          Allegedly the intern, Lori Klausutis, passed out and hit her head on his desk. I don’t know why we continue to allow these instruments of death (furniture, not politicians-turned-pundits) in our homes and offices. Stop the madness!

          • hmuller January 30, 2022 at 8:12 pm #

            There are even some states where you can buy a desk without a license.

  21. Beryl of Oyl January 28, 2022 at 10:27 am #

    Spotify didn’t do what they did out of any support for free speech. What business would allow one client to tell them to drop another who was making them money?

    There would be no end to it.

    Twitter is now hindering those who aren’t signed up from reading other’s tweets.

    According to Matt Taibbi, there is now an attack on Substack:

    https://taibbi.substack.com/p/the-folly-of-pandemic-censorship

    The narrative is collapsing fast, but they just aren’t ready to let go of it, without realizing their dream of the digital ID for everything. Except voting.

    • JohnAZ January 28, 2022 at 10:40 am #

      Whatever happened to the moderates that ran this country and just laughed at the rantings of the extremists.

      Endangered species.

    • JTinMD January 28, 2022 at 10:44 am #

      I had trouble reading Twitter this morning while not logged in. So, it’s a thing, Beryl? They’re up to no good again?

      • Beryl of Oyl January 28, 2022 at 11:18 am #

        Yes. I logged in with someone else’s ID, but a little later, even without logging out, I tried to access another Twitter feed and had to log in all over again.

        I think it’s the vaccine narrative totally falling apart, along with the trucker convoy.

        They want to cut off communication as much as possible.

        • Islander January 28, 2022 at 12:37 pm #

          Yeah, they kept stopping me from reading. I am not on Twitter, but have been able to read things anyhow. Now there are barricades.

          Well, OK, i wasa reading about the CONVOY

          • Islander January 28, 2022 at 12:43 pm #

            Whoops, what happened.

            I was reading about the convoy. Maybe that flagged Twitter to discipline me!

            Remember the movie Convoy?
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SERnoR0jAu4

            Wasn’t that the source of the line “There’re bears in the air and bears on the ground”?

          • MaryQueen January 28, 2022 at 1:47 pm #

            I remember back in the 1970s when trucker talk was all the rage, and songs and movies exploited it. Or maybe caused it, who knows.

            So bizarre.

          • JohnAZ January 28, 2022 at 4:49 pm #

            Breaker, breaker Mary, c’mon.

          • Blackbird January 28, 2022 at 7:08 pm #

            Yeah, if I remember that Convoy song in it’s ’80’s incarnation, all those angry, patriotic truckers were gonna cross the Bering Strait and teach the Ruskies a thing or two. Well, them and an orangutan…

            Hopefully, today’s truckers are more reality-based.

      • Islander January 30, 2022 at 11:31 am #

        JTin,
        The same is occurring with me.

    • spaingaroo January 29, 2022 at 1:35 pm #

      yeah, as someone who deleted my twitter account on jan 6 2021 I can give you rundown.
      At first, I could do anything and read any thread, but could no longer like and comment. (seems obvious enough, I did just delete my account)
      Then I could read the tweet I opened from whatever source, but suddenly I couldn’t open any other threads without getting a big pop up asking me to log in. But you could still close that pop up and continue.
      Then that pop up lost the close X and you couldn’t do anything to see that tweet or thread, except go back, copy the permalink and open it as a new tab.
      Then it started being that you could read the thread you came in on, but couldn’t read more than the first three responses. If you clicked to open more responses, you got the pop up. But you could still scroll down to read other tweets, although with the same limitations as previously described.
      Now, I can see the first tweet that I came in on, and whatever is showing in the replies before the fold, but if I start scrolling I get the pop up and can’t interact with or see the page at all.
      One more note.
      Well two, one being that there is a less obtrusive pop-up the whole time asking me to log-in.
      And two, although I have scrupulously deleted twitter cookies, it still gives me my old account in the ‘offer’ to log in.
      To clarify before asked, I mean twitter is giving me that account, not the saved log-ins of the browser.

  22. steppingup January 28, 2022 at 10:29 am #

    What happened to “Keep on Rocking In A Free World”. Perfect example of what happens when you have Rachel Madcow do all your thinking for you. What a sell out. One thing for sure, they did not miss a single stitch. It is definitely the “Season Of The Witch”. But don’t let it bring you down, it’s only castles burning. Pretty soon we all will be facing that kinder, gentler machine gun hand….
    My first concert in my early teens at Winterland in SF cost 2 bucks w/ 35 cents service charge. Lasted from about seven in the evening till 2 am or so. Steve Miller, John Mayall and Bo Didly, both played twice and then they all jammed together at the end. Then to Munchies for a 35 cent burger and all the soda you can drink for 17 cents. Last concert I went to was Neal Young, a hundred bucks and he barely played for 2 hours. Last concert for me, what a waste. So I’m left wondering, since the music was so much worse, and the only redeeming quality was the short duration, how come it cost so fucking much. Let me see. Oh, right. Pre gold standard/ post gold standard. Need I say more.
    I’m pretty sure that subliminal massaging is very much alive and well in this country of ours, although they were suppose to ban it in the late 50s. LOL. They Live…Only way to explain all the fools. I am beginning to wonder if they have subliminal massaging on the PC. That would really suck. Just like living in a democracy. We never lived in a democracy before, now everything is a “Danger To Our Democracy”. What The Fuck. I always thought we lived in a republic. That’s what it says in our constitution anyway. Silly me.

    • Disaffected January 28, 2022 at 10:40 am #

      Speaking of which, say hello to my little friend! What a talent!

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3w8SMavasQ

      • steppingup January 28, 2022 at 10:44 am #

        SWEET, saw him in Monterey.

        • Disaffected January 28, 2022 at 10:50 am #

          I’m jealous!

      • Beryl of Oyl January 28, 2022 at 10:46 am #

        I’m not aware of any new talent even close to that.

        • Jarek January 28, 2022 at 12:56 pm #

          Who knows? Maybe they don’t want talent like that any more – young White guys singing about whatever is on their minds? I don’t think so.

      • Prospero January 28, 2022 at 11:35 am #

        Jimi Hendrix! Yes indeed.

        He’s one of the most popular members of the famous 27 Club!

    • JohnAZ January 28, 2022 at 10:49 am #

      What is democracy to the Deep State, lib side?

      Every person in the US gets a vote, citizen or no.

      This country is no longer 20th century America, population wise, it is a nation of gimmes that think the government is the eternal bank.

      The GOP knows that if Democracy, lib style, happens, they might as well pack their bags.

      The battle is between 20th century Americans and the continuing increase of gimme artists that are being generated by our non-education system and an open border.

      The Progressive Dems are winning this battle with every illegal that enters this country. The Deep State, GOP included, just keep running the US down this suicide path.

    • tresho January 28, 2022 at 11:46 am #

      ‘now everything is a “Danger To Our Democracy”’ “Democracy” is another word like “misinformation” as JHK just mentioned. Those using it are acting in bad faith and trying to put something over on the rest of us.

      • Jarek January 28, 2022 at 12:58 pm #

        We’re not a Democracy, we never were, were never supposed to be one – and that’s a good thing since Democracy is mob rule, in other words, rule by those who control the mob.

        Never mind. We are a Democracy now. But we are supposed to be a Republic. And that’s a very different thing.

    • malthuss January 28, 2022 at 12:57 pm #

      it is Neil and 90 minutes is good for a guy past 50 or 60.

    • Blackbird January 28, 2022 at 7:16 pm #

      What the fuck does “Rockin'” mean anyway? Anything you want.

      In the “mind” of Kneel Young, I think it is a synonym for “Fuckin'”.

      In an interview some time ago, some dipstick asked Kneel what his advice to todays immature solipsistic retards would be. To paraphrase the Kneel: “Fuck as much as you can. Especially you girls – you know you ain’t gonna have your looks forever!”

      To which John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten) replied – because Kneel “wrote a song about [Johnny]”, (paraphrased again): “No, get a fucking education!”

      Mr. Lydon is currently in quarantine due to having visited the US (an “amber” country – whatever that is…).

      • anmariwakaranai January 29, 2022 at 3:12 am #

        Man, you really know your stuff bird

        “This is a song about johnny Rotten….”

      • Tate January 29, 2022 at 12:07 pm #

        What a degenerate. These are the a-holes who have influence over us.

  23. djk January 28, 2022 at 10:36 am #

    Years ago I really liked Neil Young,unfortunately is out of touch with reality and has sold out to da man. Funny what too much money and pride does to many people

    • Amman January 29, 2022 at 3:02 pm #

      Could be just age and rational capacity withering.

  24. 100th Avatar January 28, 2022 at 10:38 am #

    How about young cashing out on 50% of future royalties?

    How about young saying 24 year old listeners are too young to make informed decisions?

    Despite he having written most of his lame protest songs and appearing at Woodstock by that age?

    Boomers don’t want anything roiling the waters of their fade away years.

    Particularly very rich ones that made their bed with The Man, and were rewarded for it.

    • thirdcoastlegend January 28, 2022 at 1:36 pm #

      Yup.

      Kneel recently sold half his catalog in exchange for $150 million in future royalties.

      In purely financial terms that’s a smart play. His family is now set up with generational worth that they can immediately convert to hard assets.

      • thwack January 28, 2022 at 2:09 pm #

        Do the members of Crazy Horse get any of that money?

    • Blackbird January 28, 2022 at 7:19 pm #

      I suspect that someone else did Kneel’s writing for him.

      If you’re not yet acquainted with Dave McGowen, do yourself a favor and get acquainted.

  25. Merkwurdiglieb January 28, 2022 at 10:39 am #

    Red line drawn in Ukraine
    Red line drawn in Taiwan
    Red lines being drawn in America
    Scamdemic redlining and flatlining simultaneously

    This might be a good time to grab your honey and go line dancing.
    Or enjoy some one-liners from Rappin Rodney.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GfWXN5Lp1s

    • JohnAZ January 28, 2022 at 10:50 am #

      Someone’s lipstick is going to run down soon.

      • Merkwurdiglieb January 28, 2022 at 10:59 am #

        Kamala’s? No more BJs
        Bilary’s? Finally accepting the fact lipstick on a pig is ugly?

  26. erik January 28, 2022 at 10:39 am #

    The Left always belligerently promotes free speech as long as they are the opposition. When they are in power, which it seems they are right now, they always suppress dissent and usually by disproportionate means. Lest anyone think Stalin’s purges and death camps represent an outlier, remember Pol Pot. A fully empowered left wing govt. means 9 grams to the base of the skull.

    • BackRowHeckler January 28, 2022 at 11:01 am #

      Pol Pot, Citizen #1.

    • Jarek January 28, 2022 at 1:01 pm #

      Yes, no real Principles at all. Lots of fake ones to provide cover for their only real principle, expediency. Anything to win. That’s Communism. And Capitalism as well of course. One system, that of the reign of Matter over Man.

  27. edpell January 28, 2022 at 10:39 am #

    Jim, you have had this right for 20 years “a world made by hand”.

    “namely, our dwindling energy resources, the economics based on them, the malfunctioning operations of money, our over-investments in techno-complexity, and the out-of-scale dynamics of just about everything in daily life”

    YUP.

    The insanity of the ruling pols, media, courts, universities is ??? well just insult to injury unexpected but not the issue.

  28. Maple January 28, 2022 at 10:41 am #

    Ahhh, Neil…..

    Paranoia strikes deep
    Into your life it will creep
    It starts when you’re always afraid
    Step out of line, the men come and take you away

    • malthuss January 28, 2022 at 12:58 pm #

      thats steves song? he sung it.

  29. steppingup January 28, 2022 at 10:42 am #

    Why manipulate it when you can just steal it. Like, who is going to do anything about it? ME??? Got too old, although “Who Want’s To Live Forever” is starting to have a particular appeal.

    • JohnAZ January 28, 2022 at 10:55 am #

      Everyone that believes in a 20th century America will be dead in twenty years. Less than one generation.

      The 21st century gimme generation will just become more and more mainstream.

      The US will becoming the next major socialistic creation, either in a fascist or Marxist direction.

      Until the money runs out and the gimmes no longer get.

      • malthuss January 28, 2022 at 12:59 pm #

        Until the money runs out ..money doesnt run out it runs down.
        when collapse? this summer?

        • Blackbird January 28, 2022 at 7:23 pm #

          Before 11/5/24. Can’t quite discern the exact date just yet…

    • Jarek January 28, 2022 at 1:13 pm #

      Yes, that’s what Valeria said to Conan both before and after she died.

    • thirdcoastlegend January 28, 2022 at 1:37 pm #

      As fellow Kneel Young sellout John Mellencamp sang,

      “Liiiife goes on…
      …long after the thrill of livin’ is gone…”

  30. DanandMary January 28, 2022 at 10:45 am #

    We’ve still got Clapton!

    • Quatermain January 28, 2022 at 11:00 am #

      And Van Morrison!

      • BackRowHeckler January 28, 2022 at 12:46 pm #

        Van Morrison is great.

        I was reading about when he lived in Woodstock, NY in the mid 60s. Dylan was living in town too; they both hated and feared hippies who showed up looking for handouts — Dylan got an M-1 carbine from his friend the Sheriff and offered to get Morrison one too lol.

        • malthuss January 28, 2022 at 1:00 pm #

          odd, he who sang,

          your sons n daughters are beyond yr command.
          the times they are etc

      • Jarek January 28, 2022 at 1:29 pm #

        Allan? I heard that you met She.

    • Prospero January 28, 2022 at 11:46 am #

      And, For What It’s Worth, Stephen Stills:

      There’s something happening here
      But what it is ain’t exactly clear
      There’s a man with a gun over there
      Telling me I got to beware

      Paranoia strikes deep
      Into your life it will creep
      It starts when you’re always afraid
      Step out of line, the men come and take you away

    • JTinMD January 28, 2022 at 3:02 pm #

      Ah, but we lost Stevie Ray 🙁

      • Blackbird January 28, 2022 at 7:25 pm #

        Maybe he had a vision of the future and crashed the chopper himself…

        • Blackbird January 28, 2022 at 7:35 pm #

          I normally don’t do YouTube links, but…

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56SAxtf-RTg

          The day after I got the CD King of the Surf Guitar, I listened to Pipeline, non-stop, all the way home from grad school (63.9 miles). Only got to hear it about 20 times. Nobody but me ‘n’ the cops northbound on I-95 that time of the night…

          • farmgal January 29, 2022 at 12:36 pm #

            Thanks for the memories! I remember cruising in my red 65 Mustang down to the Georgia Tech campus with a car full of girls looking to have some fun! Had to depend on AM radio at that point. Geez what a time! Now, here in Georgia you aren’t allowed to have a passenger in your car other than family for six months.

            We used to sneak out the parents’ old Buick at 15 with nary a thought of cops. They would only follow us home and let Mom and Dad handle the discipline. What a novel idea!

          • Blackbird January 29, 2022 at 6:01 pm #

            Red ’65 Mustang filled with girls looking for fun. Seems I exited from I-95 a couple hundred miles too soon!

  31. Beryl of Oyl January 28, 2022 at 10:50 am #

    The other day we were talking about reporters. I saw some redhead outside the White House actually making excuses for why the president called another reporter an SOB, and I don’t mean Jen Psaki.

    This gal was actually trying to minimize what Joe did to one of her colleagues.

    • JohnAZ January 28, 2022 at 10:57 am #

      Beryl

      Who do you think that reporter was?

      A lackey for the Dems or a supporter of the press corps?

      • Beryl of Oyl January 28, 2022 at 11:19 am #

        I think an ignoramus who had no idea what her job was.

        • JohnAZ January 28, 2022 at 11:35 am #

          Right!!

        • Ron Anselmo January 28, 2022 at 12:21 pm #

          Stockholm Syndrome.

  32. Beryl of Oyl January 28, 2022 at 10:59 am #

    If you look up Bobby Jr.’s magnificent speech in DC, you will be inundated with multiple versions of the same story, about how “insensitive” he was for invoking the Holocaust.

    Never mind that we have by now seen multiple Holocaust survivors say exactly the same thing.

    The odd thing is that the people critical of Bobby tend to be the same people who are always critical of Israel.

    • Jarek January 28, 2022 at 1:16 pm #

      Oh? The militant Jewish community didn’t jump all over him? People like the ADL?

      I think they did.

      • Beryl of Oyl January 28, 2022 at 2:01 pm #

        It’s the MSM and your Hollywood types that I’m seeing, including, oddly enough, Bobby’s own wife.

        The ADL may have given lip service to that, I don’t know.

        They haven’t been what they claim to be for some time now.

        • messianicdruid January 28, 2022 at 2:50 pm #

          The earth moved under my feet…

          • Beryl of Oyl January 28, 2022 at 3:03 pm #

            His wife said her husband’s opinions are not a reflection of her own.

            Opinions? I would say it’s his life’s work.

          • Jarek January 28, 2022 at 4:06 pm #

            Lindberg’s wife undercut him too on his stance against America entering WW2.

            No such thing as real wives anymore for the most part. Not even for the few men who would deserve such a jewel.

          • Amman January 29, 2022 at 3:09 pm #

            “His wife said her husband’s opinions are not a reflection of her own.” – Sometimes I wonder if the Bedouins have it right.

  33. Quatermain January 28, 2022 at 10:59 am #

    Neil Young: “The needle and the damage done.” Deep irony!

    • 100th Avatar January 28, 2022 at 11:07 am #

      Neil Young is not American
      He is irrevocably Canadian

      He’s a loyalist to the state.
      He’s a product of socialism lite

      He’s ugly
      He’s angry because he’s ugly

      He sings songs to mask his hate and anger
      But it’s not enough

      I hope Mr. Young will remember that Americans don’t need him around

      Boomers be gone

      • malthuss January 28, 2022 at 1:01 pm #

        he has lived a posh life in nor cal since the 1960s or 70s.

        I read some of his book, he recounts how a local marveled at how rich a young long hair could be.

      • Jarek January 28, 2022 at 1:19 pm #

        OG must be mortified. He loves Neil Young or at least he did.

        • anmariwakaranai January 28, 2022 at 4:44 pm #

          I thought he lived in Hawaii.
          He’s old.
          He’s terrified of dying.
          He got Darryl H. He doesn’t give a sh*t what he looks like.

          Nuthin lasts forever Neil, but I grok your fear,
          Most I know have same.

          • MaryQueen January 28, 2022 at 6:35 pm #

            OMG Daryl Hannah married that thing?

            Yuck.

          • 100th Avatar January 29, 2022 at 12:08 am #

            Daryl Hall is a better looking woman than Daryl Hannah

          • Sean Coleman January 29, 2022 at 10:12 am #

            I heard recently somewhere (Hugo Talks?) that a lot or most ot this is coming from Daryl Hannah, his wife. I seem to recall he had a lot of time for the likes of RFK Jr and simllar not so long ago. Relying oin memory here.

      • Amman January 29, 2022 at 3:10 pm #

        Boomers be gone? JHK is a boomer…

        • 100th Avatar January 29, 2022 at 6:21 pm #

          You can be a lapsed Boomer
          Or a woke boomer
          Or a reformed boomer

          But the scared boomer needs to maintain control now at the end. They molded the system to suit their insatiable greed and entitlement

          They have the most to lose
          Now in their sundowner time

  34. NoLongerHuman January 28, 2022 at 11:02 am #

    Jim, these impeachments don’t work the way you think they do.

    The Clintons were dragged through tar for years and Bill Clinton was put on a show trial not because the elites cared a damm about his trail of mischievous sexual assaults. It was to keep him on track to sell out the manufacturing class so that they could move labor offshore. What kind democrat would do that? It also stoked a moral outrage across the country that drove America into the arms of the village idiot, George W Bush, who unleashed a new American Century of oil wars, not to mention 9/11.

    Trump’s tenure in the White House was completely similar with 4 years of trials and accusations. Did the elites really believe all that shit in the Steele Dossier or that the Donald was selling us out to Russia. Of course not. They forced him to follow through on helping them unleash Covid and to move the country into a frenzy of stupefying hatred for the ultimate psyop. Now liberals of all levels must be appalled at anything that Trump was for, but the media is in charge of directed the whims of their disgust. A media that is led by the same elites.

    There will be no solace found in a Biden impeachment, and like Hillary’s fuming laptop, I think nothing will come of it, unless they need Joe to do something dark or they want to mind-fuck the electorate for 2024.

    • thirdcoastlegend January 28, 2022 at 11:52 am #

      Selling the country to the Chicoms for $31 million wasn’t dark enough?

      • messianicdruid January 28, 2022 at 2:56 pm #

        Its only a lease.

      • Amman January 29, 2022 at 3:13 pm #

        Come on. The country was sold in the 90’s.

  35. lizharmon January 28, 2022 at 11:08 am #

    Neil Young. Yawn. He hasn’t been relevant for at least 50 years. Last paragraph was interesting, though. Got me to thinking that maybe Brandon thinks that if he can goad Vlad the Terrible into turning Ukraine into a cinder that the evidence might disappear. It won’t, but Brandon is not in control of his, uh, anything.

  36. Perimetr January 28, 2022 at 11:16 am #

    Love your columns, Mr. Kunstler! And I admire your ability to maintain optimism in the face of relentless disaster and corruption.

    Thus, I hope you are correct when you state: “Fortunately, enough Americans now see through this matrix of bad faith and mendacity that the opposition is poised to wipe up the floor with the Left in next November’s election.”

    Let’s hope there is an election, and if so, let’s hope that the scale of fraud doesn’t surpass the last “election”, otherwise the vote counts will be stopped again at midnight to make sure the “correct” votes are counted.

    IMHO, I tend to think that those who “injected” Biden into office (and who are running the “Biden Administration” from behind the scenes) are not planning on taking down the barbed wire around Congress . . . they put it up there as part of their plans to remain in power indefinitely.

    • Amman January 29, 2022 at 3:17 pm #

      There time of Pre-Covid and Post-Covid America might be different. The election will reveal the how, what, where of the nation.

      • Amman January 29, 2022 at 3:18 pm #

        (The)

  37. BackRowHeckler January 28, 2022 at 11:34 am #

    Other former members of Buffalo Springfield — Stephen Stills, Richie Furay, Jim Messina — laying low, not saying much. Richie Furay is actually a Christian Minister now so his views might be in direct opposition to Young’s.

    Niel Young appeared on the scene almost 60 years ago and he thinks he’s still relevant. That got me wondering, what about entertainers from earlier periods? How long did they stay around. Well, there’s Rudy Vallee, the first modern popular entertainer in the radio medium from the late 1920s. His last real hit was ‘As Time Goes By’ in 1944, which was featured in the film Casablanca. The extent of Rudy Vallee asserting himself in the political issues of later decades is when he appeared in the old Adam West Batman series as the evil Dr. Fadius Ffoghorn (or something like that) in 1966. Vallee lived until the 1980s but kept a low profile.

    • BackRowHeckler January 28, 2022 at 11:39 am #

      That’s ‘Lord Marmaduke Ffog’. Vallee, a Vermont native, could get away with playing an Englishman because of his 19th century high New England accent.

    • JohnAZ January 28, 2022 at 11:42 am #

      Humility is in short supply in Hollywood. They really believe their opinions make a difference.

      A consequence of a dumbed down populace’s dependence on celebrity culture.

    • malthuss January 28, 2022 at 1:07 pm #

      actually bud, I recently watched the induction. or their HOF induction.
      at that party, dewey and bruce were still alive. barely. check it on utube.
      NY skipped the induction. predictably.

      I met someone who had hired those 2, to record.
      They were a mess. I wont share the details. drink n drugs.
      One of them died in ignominy a few years back.

      I met someone who helped Richie a little. When Richie tours, its his secular music, golden oldies. no gospel music or preaching.

      • BackRowHeckler January 28, 2022 at 1:42 pm #

        Dewey and Bruce are REALLY laying low, seeing as how they’re no longer above ground.

      • Amman January 29, 2022 at 3:19 pm #

        Go and spend it. Don’t bother us here.

    • CrusherMuldoon January 28, 2022 at 1:12 pm #

      Jim Messina? Of Loggins and Messina?

      • BackRowHeckler January 28, 2022 at 1:31 pm #

        Yeah, that’s the one. Part of the Laurel Canyon crowd.

  38. TaxDonkey January 28, 2022 at 11:37 am #

    There’s the optimism again. There will be justice. I sure hope so. Maybe Durham will come out with something before the 2028 election, or else there won’t even be one. If Fauci walks away from this like nothing happened, this will disillusion huge numbers of people to the extent there is really not that much any more to prevent collapse.

  39. TaxDonkey January 28, 2022 at 11:40 am #

    It’s quite painful to watch “Joe Biden” try to start some some shit with Russia in such an incompetent and fumbling manner. It’s like the 70 year old guy trying to get romantic but can’t find his Viagra.

  40. DnD January 28, 2022 at 11:49 am #

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=SZUO1L8KcJ0

    Apologies if this has already been posted, fun take on Neil’s song in support of the trucker convoy in Canada.

    • MaryQueen January 28, 2022 at 12:14 pm #

      This is terrific! Thank you.

  41. MaryQueen January 28, 2022 at 12:11 pm #

    As always, James, excellent article. Thank you. Sharing widely.

    I wish like mad I could share your optimism, but with shit like this going on – I just don’t know (apologize for the length, I couldn’t get an excerpt it’s all so worth reading ):

    As the Rule of Law breaks down in America, despots and tyrants quickly fill the vacuum, as evidenced by the Congressional 1/6 Investigative Committee. Lawlessness exhibits itself when elected officials reject legal constraints and authority and bully their way through to get what they want. This sets a precedent for other government officials to follow suit. ? TN Editor

    In its ongoing attempt to investigate and gather information about private U.S. citizens, the Congressional 1/6 Committee is claiming virtually absolute powers that not even the FBI or other law enforcement agencies enjoy. Indeed, lawyers for the committee have been explicitly arguing that nothing proscribes or limits their authority to obtain data regarding whichever citizens they target and, even more radically, that the checks imposed on the FBI (such as the requirement to obtain judicial authorization for secret subpoenas) do not apply to the committee.

    As we have previously reported and as civil liberties groups have warned, there are serious constitutional doubts about the existence of the committee itself. Under the Constitution and McCarthy-era Supreme Court cases interpreting it, the power to investigate crimes lies with the executive branch, supervised by the judiciary, and not with Congress. Congress does have the power to conduct investigations, but that power is limited to two narrow categories: 1) when doing so is designed to assist in its law-making duties (e.g., directing executives of oil companies to testify when considering new environmental laws) and 2) in order to exert oversight over the executive branch.

    What Congress is barred from doing, as two McCarthy-era Supreme Court cases ruled, is exactly what the 1/6 committee is now doing: conducting a separate, parallel criminal investigation in order to uncover political crimes committed by private citizens. Such powers are dangerous precisely because Congress’s investigative powers are not subject to the same safeguards as the FBI and other law enforcement agencies. And just as was true of the 1950s House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) that prompted those Supreme Court rulings, the 1/6 committee is not confining its invasive investigative activities to executive branch officials or even citizens who engaged in violence or other illegality on January 6, but instead is investigating anyone and everyone who exercised their Constitutional rights to express views about and organize protests over their belief that the 2020 presidential election contained fraud. Indeed, the committee’s initial targets appear to be taken from the list of those who applied for protest permits in Washington: a perfectly legal, indeed constitutionally protected, act.

    This abuse of power is not merely abstract. The Congressional 1/6 Committee has been secretly obtaining private information about American citizens en masse: telephone records, email logs, internet and browsing history, and banking transactions. And it has done so without any limitations or safeguards: no judicial oversight, no need for warrants, no legal limitations of any kind.”

    https://www.technocracy.news/greenwald-congresss-1-6-committee-claims-absolute-power-as-it-investigates-citizens-with-no-judicial-limits/

    • malthuss January 28, 2022 at 1:08 pm #

      like BLM.
      Like serial killers with machetes? MS13, and darfur rejects.

    • Islander January 28, 2022 at 2:02 pm #

      Can you spell “STAR CHAMBER”?

      • JohnAZ January 28, 2022 at 4:55 pm #

        Can you spell KGB or better Gestapo?

        • Islander January 29, 2022 at 10:56 am #

          A secret court is more like the Star Chamber than either the Gestapo or the KGB.

          “The term star chamber refers pejoratively to refer to any secret or closed meeting held by a judicial or executive body”

  42. Socrates-Detroit January 28, 2022 at 12:15 pm #

    Hey, hey, my, my
    Neil Young, YOU are a lie

    Try this one on, you tired old man:

    https://dianawest.net/Home/tabid/36/EntryId/4415/Report-Consequently-death-after-vaccination-is-considered-suicide-by-the-French-courts.aspx

    That’s right! If this is true, a French insurer is not paying out on a life insurance claim.

    Apparently, the insurer has the means to get to the point and prove, in court, that the mRNA shot caused the death. Since it was not approved, and it was “experimental”, the victim chose to experiment, and the insurer is not obligated to pay, since the death was not an accident.

    • anmariwakaranai January 28, 2022 at 5:55 pm #

      It is true. It has been contested and taken to a higher court, as per Alba.

    • Amman January 29, 2022 at 3:23 pm #

      French clarity at it’s most Inci$ive.

  43. MaryQueen January 28, 2022 at 12:23 pm #

    Tell me what you think, CFN-ers. I was listening to Max Igan yesterday. He had an interesting scenario that he thought might be a possibility, that of the ‘bots’ putting out on social media (acting as ‘insurrectionists’) talking about ‘burning it all down’ or ‘burning down the WH’ and maybe the next false flag will be something like that (a bomb or fire at WH, destroying it). Of course it would be blamed on the ‘white supremacists’ (that comprise over half the country now, lol).

    What he brought in way of thinking that was a video someone did showing bizarre flashes in every room in rapid succession on the upper floor of the WH. I’m not sure when the video was taken.

    In any case, do not put it past these people to do something outrageous (and symbolic) in the coming days, as they have played most of their cards, and their corruption is now on display for anyone to see.

    • Socrates-Detroit January 28, 2022 at 12:35 pm #

      @MaryQueen

      Good point!

      We are all unknowns until we meet in person. So prudence is advisable.

      I believe there were instigators (FBI, CIA, etc, who knows) who spurred the demonstrators on.

      This space would be a good place for them to camp and try to foment something.

      Be careful. NOT fearful. But careful.

      • Islander January 28, 2022 at 2:03 pm #

        Regarding 1/6, as everything else,

        CUI BONO?

        • Paula D January 28, 2022 at 2:15 pm #

          The Democrats who shut down the hearing benefited.
          First they rigged the election, then they destroyed the evidence giving.
          Voting was always futile, but now it is foolish.

          • JohnAZ January 28, 2022 at 4:57 pm #

            A facade!

          • MaryQueen January 28, 2022 at 6:38 pm #

            Bingo. It literally happened RIGHT when the evidence was going to be presented.

            Like a bad, predictable movie plot!

        • Blackbird January 28, 2022 at 7:46 pm #

          The first question and real lawyer would ask.

    • Paula D January 28, 2022 at 2:13 pm #

      Scary, Mary! Yes, they hate social media, which gives us commoners a way to communicate horizontally with each other, without filtering through the topdown legacy media.
      They have been aiming at it since even before 2016, when they blamed Trump’s election on Facebook ads.
      But that gave them the excuse to force the big ones, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter to start censoring our communications with each other.
      Now the topdown media has been claiming 24/7 that the Jan. 6th ”insurrection” was planned through Twitter. Yeah, right.
      So I can totally see them posting shit on social media, then false flagging an attack on the White House, maybe taking out Ol’ White Joe as a bonus, then using that to shut down our ability to communicate with each other.
      The Canadian convoy is an excellent example of the ability of social media to overcome topdown media’s control of the narrative.
      There is a complete blackout of the news on the convoy but we commoners have spread it through social media and they are gaining support by the hundreds of thousands.
      This is a threat to our ruling overlords’ control, so damn straight they will do anything to shut it down.

      • messianicdruid January 28, 2022 at 3:51 pm #

        That video is strange. Makes me wonder about the white house “sets” Joe has been using. Does he even live there?

        • MaryQueen January 28, 2022 at 6:39 pm #

          I thought of that, too. Maybe the WH isn’t even being used currently. Another reason to imagine there could be some FF in the works.

        • Islander January 29, 2022 at 11:02 am #

          “The Canadian convoy is an excellent example of the ability of social media to overcome topdown media’s control of the narrative.’

          Remember how this very potential was celebrated during all of those “springs” and “color revolutions”?

          Thinking back at the “color” events, those names now look like “red” (ha ha) flags that these events were centrally steered. Who does the branding by choosing a particular color????

          How naive we were!!!!

        • Islander January 29, 2022 at 11:04 am #

          “Does he even live there?”

          I wondered that, too, when I saw the odd table he is sitting at—not a desk—and the odd angle of the shot—as if, maybe, to crop out the mechanics of the scenery, the close-in Teleprompter, Obama holding up large cue boards . . . .

      • JohnAZ January 28, 2022 at 4:58 pm #

        Is there any difference between the MSM and Pravda?

    • Blackbird January 28, 2022 at 7:44 pm #

      ProudMary, if you have been reading my paranoid screeds over the past year (and I think you have!), then you know that I think this is exactly what is going to happen any time now. “Those goddamn racist white people!!!”

      I expect to come out on the other side as pizza toppings and power plant fuel.

      Those flashes in the Whore House? That was just Jo-Jo running naked up and down the hallways flicking the lights on, singing Disco Inferno.

  44. laceration January 28, 2022 at 12:26 pm #

    been listening to Neil Young since I was a kid and ever since. Zuma was a salve after that first girl who broke my heart. I’ll still listen but it will be tainted. In the last few years Young has been railing against GMO’s. He put out an album “The Monsanto Years”. If he saw how the degradation of our food is cloaked in the interest of a venal corporate business model, why does he does not see it with Covid? That’s how the USA works.
    There is a local organic food store that sprung up where I live about a dozen years ago, when there was a local food movement to support local farmers. They get the food thing, but have comported their store with additional paranoia beyond the distancing, mask bullshit. Trader Joes, while not having dedicated aisles to high-fructose soda pop and a policy of no gmo’s, coerces their employees to get vaccinated and is the only store I have been in where I am the only one not masked.
    The endless wars are the same thing. There is always some bullshit story, but the only real story is that money is being made. The element of fear shuts down minds.

    • Beryl of Oyl January 28, 2022 at 1:25 pm #

      I don’t get how someone who rails against Monsanto gets taken in by Pfizer.

      I don’t get how someone who has lived through the history he has, and protested against The Man, doesn’t think that the federal agencies and the corporate media might be lying.

      • JTinMD January 28, 2022 at 2:53 pm #

        Kill your darlings.

      • MaryQueen January 28, 2022 at 6:40 pm #

        I don’t, either. Maybe he’s one of the paid ‘influencers’.

    • Jarek January 28, 2022 at 1:25 pm #

      It makes a twisted sense: People who are obsessed with their health because they are terrified of dying. No deep Faith in a Life that would survive death. Not even a deep faith in life, as in the strength of their own immune system.

      • laceration January 28, 2022 at 1:59 pm #

        post enlightenment thinking, which is liberalism, is where the conceit of human beings came to the fore. It’s been downhill ever since. The Bible tells us not to fear literally hundreds of times. That’s why traditional people are not as insane about covid. In a “A World made by Hand”, Kunstler broached this topic when the church group moved into the town. They were reconciling their outlook.

    • Paula D January 28, 2022 at 2:23 pm #

      I read a hit piece on Neil Young by the Clinton’s Daily Beast, which made your point, but from the viewpoint of Monsanto.
      They claimed that people who view GMO food as unsafe are also apt to think that GMO injectables are unsafe.
      Um, yeah!
      But, of course, Bill Clinton is the one who put the Monsanto lawyer Michael Taylor into the FDA, where he approved Round-up Ready corn and soybeans in the 90s. Now almost all corn and soybeans planted in the US are roundup ready. So no surprise the Daily Beast would be whining about those horrible people who don’t want to ingest or inject frankenfood or drugs.
      Our local Co-op is the same about the masks. FFS.
      And when I was in Austin in May I tried to go into the Central Market and didn’t have a mask. Hey, it’s Texas! But apparently the employees had voted to make all customers wear masks so that they would feel safe from the Scary Virus.
      I had to borrow a nasty mask my son-in-law fished out of his pocket. Probably inhaled quite a bit of bacteria and fungi from it. Luckily I have an immune system.

      • laceration January 28, 2022 at 3:57 pm #

        Apparently the Organic, non-GMO foodies are mostly in the pro-vaccine camp. They are still what I pejoratively call “car driving consumers”. I am not one of them. I mostly bike and garden. Lefties can only grow virtue signalling gardens. They do not want to get their hands dirty. You cannot slit a virtue signal’s jugular, pluck it’s feathers + cook it for dinner.

      • Blackbird January 28, 2022 at 7:56 pm #

        And no wonder that the children of Clinton-supporters are retarded and Biden-supporters – as well as Vaxx-supporters, and supporters of all manner of Sadistic Coercion. I’m surrounded by them. I bare/bear (help me ‘Stick!) the scars of their slings and arrows – but not of their Vaxxes.

    • TaxDonkey January 28, 2022 at 7:20 pm #

      Remember this one? Don’t sing for pepsi, don’t sing for Coke, makes me feel like a joke.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5F1Cy7FpAA

      Now he’s shilling for Fizer?

  45. BackRowHeckler January 28, 2022 at 12:27 pm #

    Well now, look at this.

    Article in NYPost today claims the Biden family entered upon deals with China’s Minister of State Security and other Chinese honchos that made them $31 million. And not just Hunter and the Big Guy, but Biden’s brother was in on the schemes too.

    I’m sure there will be a lot more about this in the near future.

    • thirdcoastlegend January 28, 2022 at 12:34 pm #

      This may be the leading edge of the hidden cabal’s effort to get Biden out in favor of Harris, possibly even Hilldawg since it seems as though she was the one chosen to lead us to war against Russia.

      • BackRowHeckler January 28, 2022 at 12:54 pm #

        Phew! It’s a triple cross.

        ‘Cynicism runs deep, into your mind it will creep.’

        • CrusherMuldoon January 28, 2022 at 1:14 pm #

          A cynic is just a disillusioned idealist

        • thirdcoastlegend January 28, 2022 at 1:40 pm #

          Are you paranoid enough?

          https://youtu.be/FFqwqlDPhPE

    • Islander January 28, 2022 at 2:05 pm #

      I read about this somewhere way back before the 2020 election.

      The brother is deep in on the scam.

      Peter Breggin pointed out early on that in Fauci and Biden we had two fellows both of whom were deeply compromised by the Chinese govt.

    • cbeard January 28, 2022 at 4:33 pm #

      I’m sure you will hear a lot more about the Biden clan corruption, but nothing will be done about it. Things like that are par for the political course. Politicians are are almost always thieving, grifting, lying SOB”s. The few that aren’t never rise in the ranks very far.

    • MaryQueen January 28, 2022 at 6:43 pm #

      Biden’s brother is their deal broker, or at least was in Iraq, where the Bidens really made a name (and millions) for themselves.

    • Blackbird January 28, 2022 at 7:58 pm #

      “I’m sure there will be a lot more about this in the near future.”

      I enjoy your sense of humor. Please don’t get vaxxed!

    • crudgemudgeon January 28, 2022 at 10:49 pm #

      Peter Scheizer has been on Fox, Newsmax, OANN talking about his latest book, Redhanded. If we survive Biden and retake House and Senate, we could be hearing more tales of corruption and knave, perhaps even do something about it.

      • crudgemudgeon January 28, 2022 at 10:54 pm #

        Peter SCHWEIZER. Corruption and KNAVERY.

        • anmariwakaranai January 29, 2022 at 2:51 am #

          Lol scheizer!

  46. wabuno January 28, 2022 at 12:31 pm #

    Neil’s one of yours (USA) now and he’s embarrassing himself. Sad.

    But on other matters in the GWN, please look into:

    Freedom Convoy 2022. Winter’s already here but they are coming.

    Righteous assistance from the southern flank I might add. Thanks.

    Finally some action w traction. Hope it catches on.

    fyi, GWN = great white north = Canada [the colour of snow]

    • Paula D January 28, 2022 at 2:26 pm #

      Oh, yes. I see the topdown media covered the convoy that was protesting snow in Canada.
      There were four trucks in it.
      The other one? The 50,000 truck one? Not covered at all.

  47. elysianfield January 28, 2022 at 12:44 pm #

    “…We hippies..”

    I will not touch THAT with a ten-foot pole…mine nor any others’….

  48. neurodoc January 28, 2022 at 1:00 pm #

    neil young never was a virtuoso of any stipe. He basically played only 2-3 of 3-4 different cords throughout his career, while yelling into the mike with slogans of virtue signaling, all while being back up by far superiors Basically a self important POS, that no one other than former drug addicts, musical wannabes, and old ass groupie whores consider to be important in any shape or form.
    Pathetic old man.

    • Night Owl January 29, 2022 at 9:41 am #

      I don’t like Young for a variety of reasons, but he was a decent guitar player and a good songwriter.

      Please don’t weigh in on music if your idea of a guitar player is Steve Vai or some other masturbatory nonsense.

      There are many elements that go into making a good player, and to suggest that Young only played a handful of chords and can’t play says more about your own knowledge of music than anything.

      • TaxDonkey January 29, 2022 at 9:43 pm #

        Feel the same way about Robert Dinero. Can’t stand him anymore, but he’s got some great movies.

  49. wokethis January 28, 2022 at 1:15 pm #

    What a total asshat.
    Stolen from Urban Dictionary: asshat

    describing when one’s head is so far up one’s ass that one is wearing the ass as a hat. in other words, extreme stupidity.

    …in case you were wondering…

    • Beryl of Oyl January 28, 2022 at 1:38 pm #

      I was wondering.

  50. Billy Hill January 28, 2022 at 1:19 pm #

    “It remains to be seen what kind of fiasco his (Biden’s) misadventures in Ukraine may foment, but we’ll know presently.”

    Lots of noise out there but it may well be that the Alliance is cracking, as France and Germany realize the imminent invasion blather is more about US domestic politics than military reality. And further, if it goes hot it won’t politely stay in Ukraine but will raise the temperature in Poland and further west. For that matter, if missiles land on Russian soil expect them to return the favor not only in Europe but in the USA as well. Putin has stated this will be the case. So far the brain trust in DC appears not to have digested that concept.

    Still there is reason to be hopeful as Blinken in recent remarks has left the door ajar (h/t Alex Mercouris) claiming that the US cannot unilaterally decide the issue of NATO membership. Then again, US diplomats of late are not known for their subtlety.

    • Jarek January 28, 2022 at 1:28 pm #

      Russian tanks would be at the English channel in a week, barring tactical nukes leading to all out nuclear warfare.

      The winner would be China.

      • thirdcoastlegend January 28, 2022 at 1:47 pm #

        In that scenario Tom Clancy predicted we would rain purely kinetic, “Rods from God,” down on the Russkies:

        https://youtu.be/CyYNBYedzqw

        • Jarek January 28, 2022 at 1:58 pm #

          A formidable weapon. But a Russian sub has been spotted off our coast, one armed with 160 nuclear warheads. This one vessel could end us.

          I’m not sure our Leaders understand MAD or Mutually Assured Destruction anymore. When they met, Putin and Obama got into a staring match which Putin, a far more accomplished man, won. Naturally enough, since Obama knows he’s a fraud deep down.

          Putin has to be punished for that….

      • BackRowHeckler January 28, 2022 at 1:51 pm #

        Putin will probably hold off on any invasion of Ukraine until after the Winter Olympics; it would be bad form to upstage Xi Jinping and the spectacle China has invested so much treasure in. But he’ll have to get the tanks rolling soon after, before the spring thaw, heeding lessons that were learned 1941-1944.

        • Islander January 28, 2022 at 2:08 pm #

          Right. And Putin will not strike in the Ukraine, of that I am quite sure.

          He will strike to add another puzzle piece in Russia’s strategic defense arrangements where “the West” is not looking. The “strike” might be more or less invisible for the time being. In fact, Russia may be “striking” even as we speak/write and freak out about the Ukraine.

          A few suggestions that have been made (not by me; by smarter folk):
          Iran.
          Syria

          • messianicdruid January 28, 2022 at 4:39 pm #

            Damascus for sure, but where “the West” [ churchianity ] is not looking – Jerusalem.

        • Billy Hill January 28, 2022 at 2:22 pm #

          The only party wanting Putin to invade Ukraine is Biden and the US Warfare state.

          I chanced to listen to that Fox radio guy in the morning — Kilmeade? — interviewing some ditto head both yakking ignorant CIA talking points. It was laugh out loud hilarious — except that these idiots represent what passes for “serious sober discussion” in the USA. And our good friends, The Democrats of course agree completely. What was the vote on this year’s NDAA?

          IF – and it’s a huge IF — the Ukies attack the Donbass the E Russians will use stand off weapons against them. Possible wild card: missile and air attacks against the NATO missile installations in Poland and Romania. That’s a red line for the West for sure but what cards do they have?

          Russia has plenty of land. They don’t need anymore. They do not want Ukraine. They just want to be secure within their borders not concerned with advanced missiles within minutes of their soil. In essence this is their demand.

          Oh, they’d probably like to get back the $3 billion or so Ukraine owes for past gas supplies.

          • Paula D January 28, 2022 at 2:32 pm #

            Agree, Billy Hill.
            The US wants Russia to invade Ukraine. They made the whole damn thing up. Even the Ukrainians are saying the narrative is stupid and a lie.
            Last year they were swearing up and down that China was going to invade Taiwan ”any day now”.
            How’d that turn out?
            I don’t understand people who fall for lie after lie after lie, and still get their panties in a wad every time.
            Hopefully Russia will evict the US from its illegal occupation of 30% of Syria, thus putting a stop to the US stealing Syrian oil and to the US burning Syrian wheatfields.
            The Syrians have suffered long enough.

          • Paula D January 28, 2022 at 2:35 pm #

            I would expect the US to make its move during the Olympics though.
            That’s how they roll.
            Both the 2008 Georgian attack on Russian peacekeeping troops and the Ukrainian coup of 2014 were carried out under cover of the Olympics.
            No better time to commit atrocities than when the attention of the rest of the world is focused on the peaceful competition in the Olympics.

          • Blackbird January 28, 2022 at 2:42 pm #

            Paula,

            You know very well that the only reason the murderous Chinks didn’t savage Taiwan is that they are terrified of the Big Guy and what he’d do to them. Ask your Democrat friends or acquaintances, they’ll tell you.

            If Putin doesn’t invade the Ukraine, it’s because he’s a chickenshit and the Big Guy, standing his ground (well, ok, somebody’s ground…), forced him to back down.

            Corn Pop 2.0

            And the Hildebeast will out-badass even badass Biden.

          • Jarek January 29, 2022 at 12:05 pm #

            Putin considers the fall of the Soviet Union the greatest tragedy of the 20th century. He has said it in so many words. So? He may dream of recreating it. Many in Eastern Europe fear that possibility.

          • Amman January 29, 2022 at 4:09 pm #

            The World will learn about the Russian move soon. Prepare for chaos in western Europe (or as some like to say, the peninsula.)

        • thirdcoastlegend January 28, 2022 at 2:34 pm #

          The US will stage a major false flag or push the Ukrainians into a provocation during the Olympics.

          Remember what Georgia did in South Ossetia during the ’08 Olympics.

          • Paula D January 28, 2022 at 2:36 pm #

            Ha. We were commenting at the same time.
            Yep, Georgia and the coup in Ukraine.

          • Blackbird January 28, 2022 at 5:13 pm #

            Sounds about right to me. Whatever happens – if anything happens – it will be us, not them.

            My Democrat friends/acquaintances/strangers could see this 20, 30, 40 years ago – but not now.

  51. Jarek January 28, 2022 at 1:35 pm #

    https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/sweden-decides-against-recommending-covid-vaccines-kids-aged-5-12-2022-01-27/

    Meanwhile Fauci wants to triple vax babies. Get them up to speed.

    Forget Russia. NATO needs to bomb Sweden for the sin of going against The Science.

    • Blackbird January 28, 2022 at 2:08 pm #

      No need for a NATO airstrike on Sweden – they are destroying their nation just fine without any help.

      It can be demoralizing to discover that your favorite celebrities are nothing more than money-grubbing, ass-kissing narcissists. Much sadder, I think, to see a whole country go full retard.

  52. C.O.Jones January 28, 2022 at 1:37 pm #

    Another terrific offering from JHK.

    I have several reasons for my doubts about “Joe Biden” ever being held accountable:

    As stated, there’s a real chance he might not live long enough to face impeachment.

    RINOs who dominate “the opposition” don’t have the testicular wherewithal to impeach anyone other than orange guy.

    Also as stated, evidence of Biden’s grift and corruption has been available online since well before the last presidential election – see Hunter’s laptop from hell.

    Ask yourself why nothing has been done about that laptop. While you’re at it, ask yourself why nothing has been done about the fraudulent election, despite the mountains of evidence.

    Biden knows he will never be held accountable and he acts like it – full speed ahead.

    • MaryQueen January 28, 2022 at 1:52 pm #

      I agree. Love JHK’s optimism, but I don’t share it for the most part.

      • TaxDonkey January 29, 2022 at 9:51 pm #

        Optimism is not a bad thing. Without it, you lose hope and admit defeat. Looking at all those trucks honking loud in front of the Parliament building in Ottawa right now is an optimism building kind of thing.

  53. MaryQueen January 28, 2022 at 1:52 pm #

    All those millions and Kneel’s still not happy.

    Money doesn’t buy you happiness. Apparently makes you bitter and angry in old age.

    If I had his money I’d be 100% tuned out of all the craziness, have bought myself some little island setup and brought my family there.

    The priorities of people get skewed when they get too much money (and therefore power). Thankfully Kneel’s power-grab was checked, this time.

  54. gustafson.robert.22 January 28, 2022 at 1:57 pm #

    “Environmental extremism is a movement of the elite.”

    if you mean “you must include 5 acres of wetland areas in your site-plan if you want to build a mall inside the 500 year flood plain” and “its magically not fossil-power anymore once its stored in a lithium battery”…… then, yes, a movement of the elite

    but, if “environmental extremism” instead means (as it certainly can in a contemporary context) “culture must be truly ecologically sustainable to be worthy of the name ‘culture’ “….

    then no, it is in no way a movement of the elite…

    or, unfortunately, almost anyone else either

    • Beryl of Oyl January 28, 2022 at 2:11 pm #

      Yes to that battery part, but also there are those who ignore completely that the impact of their proposals is often devastating to the people of the world who already have a low quality of life.

  55. The Man They Call Zazelle January 28, 2022 at 2:09 pm #

    ‘Misinformation’ is the new ‘blasphemy’ of ‘The Narrative’.

  56. Ed Haskell January 28, 2022 at 2:12 pm #

    Mr. Kunstler,

    Thank you for your sharp wit!

    The Left; Progressive, Communist, Democrat…whatever you want to call it has been at it a long time, handed down from father to son, mother to daughter.

    FDR never let his right hand know what his left hand was doing.

    Agent Argo had a dark side as did his boss, Joe Stalin.

    Karl Marx got his start about 173 years ago.

    They want to use guile and cunning to progress, transport their ideology. Everybody knows it which blunts their guile and cunning and which leads to outright seizure of offices of power & influence which leads to…what.

    “The tone and tendency of liberalism…is to attack the institutions of the country under the name of reform and to make war on the manners and customs of the people under the pretext of progress.”

    – – – Benjamin Disraeli, Speech In London, June 24, 1872

    Cheers

  57. Beryl of Oyl January 28, 2022 at 2:15 pm #

    Anybody else notice that for a long period of time the corporate media was breaking the story that Justice Breyer was going to retire, and speculating on his replacement, without anyone actually bothering to ask him if it was true?

    It was all “according to sources”, and no one remembered that there is a thing called a “phone”?

  58. Skunkape January 28, 2022 at 2:25 pm #

    JHK, please go get yourself a covid vaccine ASAP. I’ve been a fan of your writing since my dad (urban planner) handed me the Geography Of Nowhere while I was in college. It would suck to loose your humor, wit, and perspective. The odds are low that you’ll get covid and die, but it’s a gamble that you don’t want to loose.

    • Q. Shtik January 28, 2022 at 3:58 pm #

      it’s a gamble that you don’t want to loose. – skunk

      ==========

      lose

      • Skunkape January 28, 2022 at 4:18 pm #

        thanks.

    • UN OUT OF USA January 28, 2022 at 4:27 pm #

      Skunk, without knowing Jim’s medical history (and possible co-morbidities), sorry, but who the hell are you to give medical advice to ANYONE to take an experimental (clot) shot that is dropping young athletes and increasing the overall death rates of countries all over the globe? Your arrogance knows no bounds but I’ll bet you “feel” better, right? You can have my clot shot, I’ll stick with my ivermectin, thank you very much.

      • cbeard January 28, 2022 at 6:02 pm #

        Hat tip to un out of usa, middle finger to skunkape. Probably named himself appropriately.

      • Skunkape January 28, 2022 at 11:10 pm #

        Hey, I’m just looking out for him as a fan. ?
        Apart from consulting a family doctor and reading trusted sources of information, I suggest finding some primary source accounts of people surviving a really bad bout of covid/pneumonia. Then hear from a intubation survivor. Those accounts really round out the case to avoid covid. Covid is taking out a lot of folks in this country. It turns out, it’s a lonely and agonizing way to check out of this world. It ain’t cheap either. A heap of medical bills is a swell thing to leave your loved ones. The vaccination is safe and free.
        Your ivermectin might help (the reports on that are inconclusive to date) but vaccination is the one thing shown to keep people out of the hospital.
        Jim’s taken a risky stance on this one. I hope he reconsiders. Perhaps more data/information will change his mind.

        • Night Owl January 29, 2022 at 5:13 am #

          Skunkape: Cargill/Ian/Tekapo

          LOL.

          • TaxDonkey January 29, 2022 at 10:04 pm #

            seems like he’s got a different persona if it’s the same guy.

        • GreenAlba January 29, 2022 at 10:49 am #

          So how do you explain this, dipstick?

          Note that it’s in a major mainstream newspaper.

          https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/19843315.covid-scotland-case-rates-lowest-unvaccinated-double-jabbed-elderly-drive-rise-hospital-admissions/

          • Skunkape January 29, 2022 at 12:47 pm #

            Looks like vaccinated elderly are having breakthrough infections from omicron (latest variant) and are heading to the hospital for treatment. Maybe it has to do with the prevalence of omicron and easing of restrictions. I didn’t go past the pay-wall. Are you using this article to say that it’s safer to remain unvaccinated?

          • GreenAlba January 29, 2022 at 12:55 pm #

            Not the article, the statistics.

            The genetic injectable destroys the immune system, hence the increasing infections (and not just with covid – shingles and sepsis are on the increase).

          • GreenAlba January 29, 2022 at 1:00 pm #

            The UK statistics have shown for many months that more vaxxed than unvaxxed are being hospitalised and dying of covid. That’s why the UK figures have gone viral around the world. And that’s even while the compilers cheat by calling people who are twice jabbed but within two weeks of their third jab as ‘unvaccinated’.

            Also, all-cause mortality is increasing in all highly vaxxed countries, even while covid deaths are decreasing. The vaxxed are dying of the effects of the ‘vaccines’ and in considerable numbers compared to the supposed pandemic year and compared to the average of the previous five years.

          • Skunkape January 29, 2022 at 1:54 pm #

            Young people, vaccinated or not, are way less likely to be hospitalized by covid. That seems like a fact we can agree on.

          • GreenAlba January 29, 2022 at 2:01 pm #

            Did you just tell me the important fact that the sky is blue?

            I am speechless.

          • Skunkape January 29, 2022 at 3:23 pm #

            Can you show me the data from the UK comparing vaccinated and unvaccinated hospitalizations from people of the same age group? Do they have a similar system to VAERS? And are people in the UK trying to draw useful information from this ‘data’?

          • GreenAlba January 29, 2022 at 3:44 pm #

            That information has been provided on here many times – I’m not going to dig out the tables again. They went viral for a reason. Research it yourself.

            You’ll have to make do with this on Scottish statistics for all ages.

            https://www.europereloaded.com/89-of-covid-19-deaths-among-the-fully-vaccinated-latest-data/

            This database feeds from the UK’s Yellow Card medicines adverse reaction reporting website:

            https://yellowcard.ukcolumn.org/yellow-card-reports

            And the reason why cases are rising among the vaccinated here:

            https://www.ukcolumn.org/index.php/article/what-explains-rising-cases-among-the-vaccinated

          • GreenAlba January 29, 2022 at 3:54 pm #

            “And are people in the UK trying to draw useful information from this ‘data’?”

            ‘People in the UK’ have spent 2 years under the same level of relentless psychological assault from their government, media and Big Tech as elsewhere in the western world. They do not, on the whole, look at public health data, except for government propaganda repeated night after night now for some 750 days.

            Useful information is a concept that has been deliberately sabotaged.

            Truth = ‘misinformation’

            Only a small minority are following actual figures, while the public authorities do their best to distort those figures. Anyone who questions government figures is a ‘peddler of misinformation’, a ‘conspiracy theorist’ or a ‘domestic terrorist’ with inclinations to misogyny and racism.

            This wasn’t planned last week.

            I will leave you to do your own research.

          • Skunkape January 29, 2022 at 7:56 pm #

            The Yellowcard is like our VAERs data, it shouldn’t be relied upon to draw conclusions. These reports of adverse reactions aren’t drawn from trials.
            Anyhow, I don’t think we’ll agree at this time on the safety of the vaccine. I’m open to changing my mind and eating crow if I have to.
            Till next time.

          • GreenAlba January 30, 2022 at 6:18 am #

            “The Yellowcard is like our VAERs data, it shouldn’t be relied upon to draw conclusions. These reports of adverse reactions aren’t drawn from trials.”

            Indeed it can’t be relied on. A peer-reviewed Harvard study demonstrated years ago that only somewhere between 1 and 10 percent of adverse effects and deaths due any drugs are ever recorded on VAERS. They showed an average under-reporting factor of 41. So of course you can’t rely on it because most adverse reactions and deaths never get on to it, despite doctors doing 86 percent of the reporting and the public only 14 percent (contrary to what the vaxx pushers would have you believe).

            Our postman’s wife (a nurse) who took the vaxx early on and died in short order of a blood clot on the brain, isn’t on the Yellow Card system. Neither is my friend who had covid, got vaxxed and subsequently had a heart attack from which she only recovered because the helimed team were there when she arrested (the risk of a serious adverse event is 4-6 times greater in the covid recovered). My husband’s post booster collapse, involving an ambulance and hospitalisation, isn’t on the Yellow Card system either. He’s a doctor and has no intention of reporting what happened. It will be left to me, once I’ve discreetly noted the name of other meds he takes regularly. They don’t make it easy to put the blame where it belongs.

            And NOBODY from the medicines regulator (MHRA) has any intention of looking into the deaths by doing post-mortems, or otherwise examining the adverse reactions data. FOI requests are being fobbed off. Nothing sinister there at all, no.

            You are wasting people’s time. Everyone on here knows all this already.

            Re trials, here’s some info. on Pfizer’s trial, produced by a coalition of 500 Canadian doctors:

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

          • GreenAlba January 30, 2022 at 6:22 am #

            Why didn’t you comment on the official Scottish figures I gave you, instead of wittering on about Yellow Card and trials?

            Stupid question.

    • MaryQueen January 28, 2022 at 7:15 pm #

      LMAO, another one who thinks the death rate from this cold is like 50%.

      Get informed, so you don’t look so stupid.

      • Blackbird January 28, 2022 at 8:03 pm #

        Stupid is an appropriate look for some. Let them keep it.

    • observex January 28, 2022 at 10:21 pm #

      LMAO. I suspect Jim has pretty sufficiently researched his own health decisions to his own satisfaction.

      Skunkape, why not go shout at some random smokers, “did you know smoking is bad for you?” Maybe that has more shot at being meaningful.

      It’s a good thing that someone well defined the word “asshat” today.

      • Skunkape January 28, 2022 at 11:23 pm #

        Thanks for the insult.
        I think Jim has chosen a risky position. I like his writing. I hope he is open to changing his mind.

          • Skunkape January 29, 2022 at 1:05 pm #

            Interesting list.

            A couple random selection from this list:

            Bell’s Palsy After 24 Hours of mRNA-1273 SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine

            Abstract
            Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has become the fastest-spreading pandemic of the 21st century. Various vaccines have been made available via emergency use authorization. Currently, two mRNA vaccines are being offered internationally, BNT162b2 and mRNA-1273. In randomized trials of these vaccines, the incidence of Bell’s palsy in the vaccinated group does not statistically exceed the placebo group.

            So… are you using this as an argument to remain unvaccinated?

            Another:

            Myocarditis following COVID-19 vaccination

            Abstract
            The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination frequently leads to minor side-effects, that may be more intense after the second dose, but more serious side effects have been reported. We report a case of a 24-year-old man who presented to the hospital with acute substernal chest pain, 4 days after his second COVID-19 Moderna vaccination. Laboratory studies revealed elevated troponins and negative viral serologies. Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (cMRI) demonstrated edema and delayed gadolinium enhancement of the left ventricle in a midmyocardial and epicardial distribution. The patient was diagnosed with myocarditis following Moderna vaccination. Our case report raises concern that myocarditis is a rare side effect of COVID-19 vaccine. Despite our report, it appears that there is a significantly higher risk of cardiac involvement from COVID-19 infection compared to COVID-19 vaccination.

            This study found that your heart stands worse chances with a COVID-19 infection compared to COVID-19 vaccination.

          • TaxDonkey January 29, 2022 at 10:02 pm #

            Here’s another 1,011 already out of date.

            https://www.saveusnow.org.uk/covid-vaccine-scientific-proof-lethal/

        • Night Owl January 29, 2022 at 5:13 am #

          Skunkape: Cargill/Ian/Tekapo.

          LOL.

          • Skunkape January 29, 2022 at 12:49 pm #

            Are these the names of past commenters who you have vanquished?

          • Night Owl January 29, 2022 at 4:18 pm #

            Skunkape: Cargill/Ian/Tekapo.

      • Skunkape January 29, 2022 at 1:04 pm #

        Interesting list.

        A couple random selection from this list:

        Bell’s Palsy After 24 Hours of mRNA-1273 SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine

        Abstract
        Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has become the fastest-spreading pandemic of the 21st century. Various vaccines have been made available via emergency use authorization. Currently, two mRNA vaccines are being offered internationally, BNT162b2 and mRNA-1273. In randomized trials of these vaccines, the incidence of Bell’s palsy in the vaccinated group does not statistically exceed the placebo group.

        So… are you using this as an argument to remain unvaccinated?

        Another:

        Myocarditis following COVID-19 vaccination

        Abstract
        The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination frequently leads to minor side-effects, that may be more intense after the second dose, but more serious side effects have been reported. We report a case of a 24-year-old man who presented to the hospital with acute substernal chest pain, 4 days after his second COVID-19 Moderna vaccination. Laboratory studies revealed elevated troponins and negative viral serologies. Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (cMRI) demonstrated edema and delayed gadolinium enhancement of the left ventricle in a midmyocardial and epicardial distribution. The patient was diagnosed with myocarditis following Moderna vaccination. Our case report raises concern that myocarditis is a rare side effect of COVID-19 vaccine. Despite our report, it appears that there is a significantly higher risk of cardiac involvement from COVID-19 infection compared to COVID-19 vaccination.

        This study found that your heart stands worse chances with a COVID-19 infection compared to COVID-19 vaccination.

  59. Paula D January 28, 2022 at 2:38 pm #

    Best meme about Neil Young:
    When you’re so Woke you cancel yourself.

    • MaryQueen January 28, 2022 at 7:23 pm #

      LOL. Excellently stated.

  60. Roundball Shaman January 28, 2022 at 2:39 pm #

    ‘Old man look at my life… I’m a lot like you were.’

    You can be a young man – and think old. You can be an old man – and think young.

    You can be a young man and be smart. Or you can be young and very dumb.

    You can be an old man who learned from Life or one who refused to allow Life to teach him much of anything.

    You can be a celebrity and think you’re smart.

    You can be a celebrity and think you’re smart but actually be dumb as a rock.

    You can absorb and mimic all the lies and distortions and unscientific nonsense about the Covid Con Religion.

    Or you can see the lies and distortions and nonsense for what they are and refuse to allow that toxic crap to occupy your precious human space. And that of others.

    Neil Young is an old man who was once young. He’s now an old man who thinks old and tired. Neil Young could have seen all the lies and distortions and nonsense for what they are and refuse to be sucked into the Covid Cult Religion. But he didn’t. And so haven’t millions of others who choose to be believers in the new faith of Science-For-Profit and expert Grifters and all the Karens and Kens who know what’s better for you and never miss an opportunity to tell you so.

    Old and young man… old and young woman… look at your life. There’s a lot like you are.

    “… the youth movement of the 1960s was all about freedom to say pretty much anything… based on the idea that ordinary people were equipped to sort out the truth.”

    Freedom was once recognized as a God-given right of self-determination to decide what to think and what to say and what to do.

    Everything since the 1960s has herded us right into the Not-So-Great-Reset where what one is to think and say and do not reserved as a right of the individual but as dictates from THEM – those that killed off the Spirit of the 1960s by polluting it with dangerous drugs and Nixon’s ‘Law And Order’ aka Shut Up and Get In Line with what We tell you. And in great part, that’s what much of the ‘60s crowd ended up doing. Sometimes with age does not come wisdom.

    We need a new Spirit of the ‘60s. But not one that will die before its time and get sidetracked by the Elitist Predator Class that treats human society as nothing but soulless resources to be mined and abused.

    We could use a Neil Young right now. But not the one we have now.

    • UN OUT OF USA January 28, 2022 at 4:30 pm #

      NY is a dumbass. He spent his entire musical career railing against the government and now all of a sudden he supports mandatory clot shots for everyone? I don’t know for sure, but I think it’s a pretty safe bet, that if Trump were still in the WH, NY would have a different opinion on the clot shots. Anyone disagree?

  61. JTinMD January 28, 2022 at 2:44 pm #

    In the end, the truth will always be revealed, and the truth about the coronavirus policy is beginning to be revealed. When the destructive concepts collapse one by one, there is nothing left but to tell the experts who led the management of the pandemic – we told you so.

    https://swprs.org/professor-ehud-qimron-ministry-of-health-its-time-to-admit-failure/

    Professor Ehud Qimron: “Ministry of Health, it’s time to admit failure”

  62. Billy Hill January 28, 2022 at 2:53 pm #

    Just seen on ZH — Truckers around the planet unite in support of Canadians!!!!!!!!

    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/truckers-across-planet-unite-convoys-against-medical-tyranny

    • thirdcoastlegend January 28, 2022 at 3:14 pm #

      Canadian ZH commenter Pizza the Hutt reports heading to Ottawa with 6 angry Canadabros and properly stored flags.

      What a time to be alive.

      • TaxDonkey January 29, 2022 at 10:07 pm #

        yeah, those are some cool videos coming out of Canada right now. Freakin love the one of all the trucks blowing their horns right in front of the Parliament building.

    • cbeard January 28, 2022 at 6:11 pm #

      I’m a retired trucker. The convoy news makes me proud. If it could be done worldwide, it wouldn’t take long to bring the modern world to its knees. But a lot of company drivers won’t/ or think they can’t afford to participate. It may soon be that they can’t afford not to.

      • anmariwakaranai January 29, 2022 at 2:25 am #

        Proud over here on the wet coast too. Go truckerz!

  63. thirdcoastlegend January 28, 2022 at 2:54 pm #

    After cleaning house of Woke attorneys, Virginia’s new AG says Virginia universities have NO legal authority to mandate jabs:

    https://www.zerohedge.com/covid-19/virginia-ag-says-state-universities-cant-mandate-vaccine-students

    Where do we find more people like this guy?

  64. schvitzatura January 28, 2022 at 2:58 pm #

    Joe Rogan is the (real) Age of Aquarius Lonesome Rhoades. His hubris will eventually see its nemesis some sunny day in the not so far future.

  65. malthuss January 28, 2022 at 3:21 pm #

    66000 more afghans.
    If there is anything the American people should get out of this story, it is:
    Every five years, refugee resettlement costs taxpayers nearly $9 billion. Over the course of a lifetime, taxpayers pay about $133,000 per refugee and within five years of resettlement, roughly 16 percent will need taxpayer-funded housing assistance.
    Whether you are a Republican, Democrat or Conservative voter, this is coming out of the taxes you pay…

    • tucsonspur January 28, 2022 at 3:55 pm #

      You have to pay, so they can play.

      • Blackbird January 28, 2022 at 8:05 pm #

        Play Bacha Bazi, that is.

        • malthuss January 28, 2022 at 8:29 pm #

          o my

  66. got___truth January 28, 2022 at 3:28 pm #

    Mr. Kunstler nails the REAL politic!

    …..behold these headlines from TODAY:
    “More people died in Michigan in 2020 than were born. That could mean future economic problems.”
    https://denvergazette.com/ap/business/more-people-died-in-michigan-in-2020-than-were-born-that-could-mean-future-economic/article_aeb46e99-8e5c-56fb-a26a-fd0e8211d8ca.html

    “Pittsburgh bridge collapse injures 10 on day Biden visits city to talk infrastructure.”
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2022/01/28/pittsburgh-bridge-collapse/

    The $13.6 TRILLION old republic “lawmakers” unanimously disbursed on wars and “national defense” over the PREVIOUS 6+ decades have resulted in a blighted, entropic, failed old republic, with destruction of community, culture, tranquility, and posterity.

    By 2030, 10% of commoners, connected to the Jeffersonian yeoman farmer model, emerge and sustain relatively unharmed lives, in tranquility and posterity.

    To further the festivities, the GOE’s new strong arm favorites, Xi “Fu Manchu” Jinping and Vlad “the Impaler” Putin, shall demonstrate the effective flurry of knock out punches, in the climatic ending to 6+ decades of old republic Rope-A-Dope.

    The crowning achievement is the break-up of NATO, with the aligning of Germany with energy-supplier Russia.

    GODSPEED!!

    • got___truth January 28, 2022 at 3:40 pm #

      …as the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics is to the 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics.
      Emperors Xi and Vlad have a few surprises in store for the entropic. decaying old republics.
      ….and the wizards in Washington, led by Biden, Blinken, Milley, and Austin, are PERFECTLY suited for that which is coming.
      However, as long as globalist Tim Cook and APPLE-CHINA, INC. is reporting 34 BILLION in quarterly profits, who cares about child slave-labor factories and Uyghur concentration camps!?

      Keep on Rocking in the Free World!

      ….preparest thou to gird up thy loins…..

      GODSPEED!

    • tucsonspur January 28, 2022 at 3:47 pm #

      You believe in climate change, good for you.

      • got___truth January 28, 2022 at 3:54 pm #

        Yes.
        The Globalist-Oligarch-Eugenicists are committed to meeting drastic CO2 reduction goals by 2030, through the mainly compassionate involuntary retirement of non-essential useless eaters.

        The Georgia Guidestone published agenda is proceeding ahead of schedule, with surprising complicity from the non-essentials.

        GODSPEED!

        • tucsonspur January 28, 2022 at 4:01 pm #

          Good, not much need for Green! 🙂

    • rainmaker January 28, 2022 at 4:17 pm #

      I looked at a map of China’s “New Silk Road”. Kiev in Ukraine is connected to it. If China gets its overland trading route to Europe, there will be no need for NATO. Sorry, warmongering American MIC.

      • got___truth January 28, 2022 at 4:27 pm #

        Yes.
        ….however, with TRILLIONS of future printed currency at stake, with currency value preserved by the threat of violence against competing currencies, the MIC is fully capable of launching another devastating false-flag attack upon the homeland or a NATO member, in the name of keeping the spigot open and “protecting the value” of the currency.

        Everything we see is a shadow cast by that which we don’t see.

        GODSPEED!

      • JohnAZ January 28, 2022 at 5:04 pm #

        Right!

        • JohnAZ January 28, 2022 at 5:05 pm #

          Right, Rainmaker.

  67. freedomforever January 28, 2022 at 3:39 pm #

    Dr. Robert Malone on posted irrefutable proof of the Ivermectin success story in India. Ivermectin needs to be allowed for medical use and for doctors to prescribe it immediately in United States. It is an act of criminal malfeasance to keep up the sham in the face of overwhelming proof and overwhelming harm to the people of this nation. If you want you can get it from https://ivmcures.com

    • UN OUT OF USA January 28, 2022 at 4:33 pm #

      Ivermectin also had tremendous success in Japan, Singapore and Africa.

  68. Beryl of Oyl January 28, 2022 at 3:41 pm #

    This is the reason they are trying to kick Alex Berenson off Substack.

    Israel is overrun with Covid. The vaccines have failed. The experiment must stop.

    https://alexberenson.substack.com/p/israel-is-overrun-with-covid-the/comments

    And yes, vaccines are failing in Italy too

    Because human biology is the same everywhere

    https://alexberenson.substack.com/p/and-yes-vaccines-are-failing-in-italy

  69. Jarek January 28, 2022 at 4:02 pm #

    Barry Manilow enters the fray and is taking his music off Spotify. What a blow! With allies like this you know you’re on the wrong side.

    • thirdcoastlegend January 28, 2022 at 4:24 pm #

      Barry was paid off by Blackrock.

      Just like Kneel Young.

      What a pair of wild rockers, living on the edge!

      • got___truth January 28, 2022 at 4:41 pm #

        At Home Depot today, the dystopian surrealism of the Barry Manilow tepid ballad “Looks Like We Made It” bellowing throughout a mainly empty store, sums it up.

        GODSPEED!

        • gustafson.robert.22 January 28, 2022 at 5:09 pm #

          lol

        • malthuss January 28, 2022 at 10:23 pm #

          made it where?

          • got___truth January 29, 2022 at 1:46 pm #

            Made in China.
            lol.

    • malthuss January 28, 2022 at 8:31 pm #

      I never liked his songs and his persona.
      Oddly I looked, last nite, at Neil Diamonds HOF induction.
      Alice Cooper was in the audience.

      Barry and Neil are both middle of the road jews.

  70. Islander January 28, 2022 at 4:19 pm #

    While CFN commenters are luxuriating in their warm bubble baths of nostalgic memories of youth and countercultural music, real life marches on back here on planet Earth.

    I strongly suggest taking a look at the video posted at The Saker blog. The Russian navy is “movin’ on out.”English captions appear if you click on “cc” in the video task bar (link below).

    Where are all the warships going? Some announced destinations and some unannounced. Speculations in the very interesting and educated comments are that most of this is a feint, but needed preparation for all contingencies. The Syrian situation may be fairly swiftly resolved. One fellow, moniker Auslander, is an American living with his Russian wife and children in a village on the outskirts of Sevastopol. He is a macho guy, but probably reliable in his info.

    http://thesaker.is/shoigu-and-gerasimov-cause-serious-confusion-in-nato-must-watch/?

    • BackRowHeckler January 28, 2022 at 6:07 pm #

      Those Russian General Officers look like they’re all business, not one ‘Equity’ appointee in the lot of them. A recent article in Navy Times reported on the new Lady CO of one our aircraft carriers operating in the Pacific, focusing not on her qualifications, leadership ability, or combat record, but on the ‘courage’ that allowed her ‘to break the glass ceiling.’

      Looking at those squared away dudes I couldn’t help but to compare them with our latest Navy 4 Star Admiral, Rachel Levine, whose only qualification appears to be that she used to be a man.

      • Billy Hill January 28, 2022 at 8:05 pm #

        There is actual data on female spatialization aptitude versus male and it is not good — assuming you are navigating at sea.

        Google the Norwegian Corvette (I think that’s what is was) that ended up sunk after a collision with an oil tanker in clear weather, with females on the bridge.

        Sorry females. We each have our strengths and weaknesses and it’s a bell curve I am sure and some perform at the highest level. BUT…

        The US Navy has been running into freighters, undersea mountains, and lately losing an F35. In normal times the service would stand down and try to figure out WTF was going on here.

        And that’s just the Navy. Google: Marines have their ass handed to them in California drill by Brits. Had to request a reset half way in after basically losing anything with tracks or wheels.

        Dare we move to our illustrious Army? An army of one? Or many? Or you figure it out.

        • Billy Hill January 28, 2022 at 8:15 pm #

          Frigate. Just recalled.

        • MaryQueen January 28, 2022 at 8:19 pm #

          I guess you never delved into John McCain’s disasterous gaffes, one that cost over 100 lives…

          • Blackbird January 28, 2022 at 8:25 pm #

            Those were his rookie days!

          • malthuss January 28, 2022 at 10:22 pm #

            another creep. yes. agreed.

            today every aircraft carrier is required to have a diversity committee to celebrate events such as women’s history, native american, black history month and many other such events; attendance is mandatory. when i was onboard a carrier back in the 80’s we never had such committees, we were too busy trying to be proficient at our jobs and keep aircraft out of the water.

            the center for military readiness, suggested that hultgreen “may have been the victim of a flawed policy” that overlooked her mistakes in training, two of which were similar to those that caused her death, and that hultgreen and her fellow promoted female pilot, carey dunai lohrenz, were repeatedly continued through training despite unusually low scores and mistakes that would have washed out male trainees.

            A while back a female botched an F18 landing and while inverted she ejected herself, head first, into the drink. She had a left engine compressor stall and failed to follow the mandatory attitude recovery procedure that was to be memorized by all F18 pilots. Her previous landings were graded as marginal. She was known to be an affirmative action placement.

            kara hutgren to Jessica dubroff

          • Billy Hill January 29, 2022 at 7:09 am #

            MQ– I repeat–

            Sorry females. We each have our strengths and weaknesses and it’s a bell curve I am sure and some perform at the highest level. BUT…

            OK, I could have made it more clear:

            Each GENDER has its strengths and weaknesses.

            Will that do?

            I would add:
            Vive Le Difference!

          • thwack January 29, 2022 at 1:30 pm #

            Malthus, it was an F 14TOMcat; not an F 18 whorenet

        • Blackbird January 28, 2022 at 8:23 pm #

          I snorkeled among the manatees with a young lady who was a cadet in the Swedish Coast Guard. As part of her training, she had to captain a large vessel on a white-knuckle trip through a series of rapids. Sliced an arm open with a fingernail (I know, I know…), but didn’t notice until they reached flat water (she showed me the scar). Little Viking Shieldmaiden. Hope she’s still alive – and not the mother of 14 exemplars of diversity, fathered by 18 Somali babydaddies. Jus’ sayin.

          • Billy Hill January 29, 2022 at 7:30 am #

            And I am sure there are some female Marines who can run as fast and far and lift as much weight, carry as many wounded comrades as her male counterparts.

            I repeat — on average.

            Seems to me all the armed forces lowered the physical fitness bar to accommodate the AVERAGE female physical ability.

            On the Eastern front in WW2 the women fought alongside the men and were just as brave.

            I refer all to the phenomenon of trans males in women’s sports for validation that there are in fact significant differences between the genders.

            As for the Norwegian incident if it makes everyone feel good there’s a Wikipedia entry as well as a Defense news article that arrest the usual suspects but dare not engage the fact that somehow the crew on the bridge managed to run into a tanker on a clear day with not much traffic and lots of open water. Mistook the tanker for an object on land.

            I recall years ago my father complaining about women drivers. Speaking of which, the article that did engage the gender-specific argument noted the dearth of women in motorsports — a sport not requiring extreme levels of physical ability but rather elevated spatialization aptitude.

          • elysianfield January 29, 2022 at 12:40 pm #

            “among the manatees…”

            Bird,
            I hear they taste like chicken….

          • Blackbird January 29, 2022 at 1:40 pm #

            I’m not advocating for women in the military by the way. Women may, in general, be better for some jobs while only men should do others. But I think it is ridiculous to lower standards to increase wondrous diversity. “Sorry, I can’t carry you back to our lines sergeant, not with you carrying my pack and all. You’ll still be here at the end of the war when we retake this ground, won’t you?”

            Just dusting off a fond memory… Her parents rejoiced at the assassination of Olaf Palme, so probably no multi-culti eggs in her nest.

            ely, don’t you dare go bitin’ manatees!

    • Jarek January 28, 2022 at 8:00 pm #

      Russia is the new Nazi German. Krauts named Ivan.

      • BackRowHeckler January 29, 2022 at 7:49 am #

        Russia is not unbeatable. Yes, there were the remarkable victories over Charles II of Sweden, Napoleon in 1812, Japanese Imperial Forces in 1939 in Manchuria, and Germany in 1945, but Russia lost in the Crimea in 1855, in the Russian-Japanese War 1905, in WW1 on the eastern front, in Afghanistan 1989, and marginally in Finland in 1939. Its definitely a mixed bag.

        • Jarek January 29, 2022 at 12:01 pm #

          You’re still thinking conventionally. Einstein: The atom bomb has changed everything except human thinking.

          And if they missiles did fly, they have a huge advantage in being so huge. But they probably wouldn’t recover enough to stop China from world domination.

          • Blackbird January 29, 2022 at 12:33 pm #

            If the missiles start flying, there won’t be anything left for anyone to dominate.

        • sevensec January 29, 2022 at 4:11 pm #

          And don’t forget Brest-Litovsk–the Germans actually whipped them in the First World War! But that time the Jerries had Bolshevik help on the inside, sabotaging the Czarist war effort every way they could.

          • sevensec January 29, 2022 at 4:12 pm #

            Oh i didn’t notice you already mentioned WWI. reading too fast…

          • Jarek January 29, 2022 at 6:32 pm #

            And then, a year or two later, did the same thing in Germany to finish them off.

  71. UN OUT OF USA January 28, 2022 at 4:22 pm #

    Jim,
    You are back with optimism today. I hope you are right but if Mitch McConnell is still running the Senate for the Repubs, I doubt that “Joe Biden” will be impeached. Mitch, along with his CCP-connected wife, may be as corrupt as Biden, if not more so. I don’t see impeaching Biden as in Mitch’s best interest. Once that “corruption” yarn gets pulled, God only knows who else will be implicated.

  72. Easyenergy January 28, 2022 at 4:25 pm #

    Saw Neil 3x in concert. He was great. The years of hard living and drugs have made him as mentally cognitive as Joe Biden.

    Wanted to share an interesting story about a local long term care home that had zero deaths due to COVID. These residents were mandated by gov’t to get their 4th shot because of the “frightening” rate of spread of Omicron. Just 36 hours after this 4th booster, 2 residents suddenly became ill with “COVID” and are now at death’s door. I’ve heard talk that some of the adverse effects of these “vaccines” mimic COVID effects. Somebody needs to be held accountable for mass murder.

    Gotta’ go, off to a “Freedom Convoy” rally. Being peaceful for now but, goddamn it, get out of our lives all freakin’ ready.

    • malthuss January 28, 2022 at 10:19 pm #

      hard living? uh no…ez living and a nose for coke.

  73. Beryl of Oyl January 28, 2022 at 5:07 pm #

    I don’t think this one is up yet.
    https://www.facebook.com/GigabyteXXL/videos/1095701330992895/

  74. JohnAZ January 28, 2022 at 5:09 pm #

    Could it be that the cop killing increasing now is the attempted start of a revolution against “White”authority by BLM, Antifa and other Zealot groups?

    • Blackbird January 28, 2022 at 5:40 pm #

      I think you’re on to something there JAZ. For the Communo-Capitalist dream to be realized, they need to destroy the affluent and (formerly) educated working class (often mislabeled “middle class”) in the west. How better than to flood our pen with ferals and set those junkyard dogs on us?

      When they come to seize your property for non-payment of property taxes, don’t be surprised if the only white face you see is the driver: 300+ lbs, multicolored hair, indeterminate gender.

    • malthuss January 29, 2022 at 1:38 pm #

      SF ZEBRA KILLINGS

  75. Blackbird January 28, 2022 at 5:30 pm #

    “Red Wave”:

    Tax (the poor) and Spend (on the rich) Demagogues thrown out. Tax (the poor) and Spend (on the rich) Republicants move in.

    No matter how many wishes the genie grants me, I just can’t see myself wishing for this.

    How about we do this like a grade school soccer game and this November everybody who ran wins? Swear them in – all 1,076 – then set the Capital building on fire.

    I would drive to DC for that.

    • messianicdruid January 28, 2022 at 6:06 pm #

      I would walk [ only because crawling would mean I would have to leave tomorrow].

      • messianicdruid January 28, 2022 at 7:56 pm #

        Please excuse my lame attempt at hyperbole. I don’t want anybody hurt, but I am ready for serious change.

        • Blackbird January 28, 2022 at 8:32 pm #

          I’ll give you a ride!

  76. Pucker January 28, 2022 at 7:35 pm #

    This book is probably a “Must Read”:

    Kees van der Pijl
    States of Emergency: Keeping the Global Population in Check

    • Pucker January 28, 2022 at 8:15 pm #

      A permanent state of emergency with new variants and viruses being serially created in labs and released creating every more demand for expensive toxic “vaccines” and medicines to treat the various diseases and pathologies unleashed by the “vaccines”. Convincing the people of the need for lockdowns and endless “Vaccines” is “Information War” waged by the State Intelligence Services in collaboration with the IT companies and wages against the captive citizenry. 1984 meets Soylent Green….

      • JohnAZ January 29, 2022 at 9:59 am #

        Pucker

        I wish someone would prove it. It would stop if someone would blow up the labs. And put the SOBs in jail for life.

        • Disaffected January 29, 2022 at 1:55 pm #

          Define “proof.” Thar’s the rub.

          • JohnAZ January 29, 2022 at 9:36 pm #

            Proof is when the arguments of the opposition are destroyed.

            The world is a sphere not flat.

            Prove it? Sail west from Spain, keep the tiller pointing the boat west, go across ground going west when not at sea. You will end up where you started.

            Watching a ship go to sea, you see the hull disappear first, then the masts then the flags.

            Yet there are people that believe the world is flat. When the vast majority of Joe Averages believe that something is obviously true and the other side is dismissed, that is proof.

            All “facts” exist because the vast majority believe them. 100% of people never agree on anything.

          • JohnAZ January 29, 2022 at 9:39 pm #

            And Dis, that is the problem with Covid. A vast majority of either side does not believe much of anything about Covid and the Vaxx. There are no proofs, no facts.

            So guess who gets to make all the decisions?

    • Pucker January 28, 2022 at 8:37 pm #

      The global elite power bloc created by neoliberalism and global trade and the IT revolution are afraid of the people who are not going to make it economically. Meanwhile, because of the Internet, the disgruntled masses have better access to information. Since 2008, the level of social violence, civil strife, and generalized crime worldwide has risen dramatically, and the elites feel threatened by the impending inevitable democratic revolution unless the people are stopped from rising up. The pension systems have been looted worldwide. The global pandemic is a global perpetual State of Emergency targeting the people in order to safeguard the existing social order.

      • Billy Hill January 29, 2022 at 7:35 am #

        Bullseye. Proof: the mantra repeated ad nauseum by the MSM “a danger to our democracy.”

  77. stelmosfire January 28, 2022 at 8:51 pm #

    Somehow I don’t think Communist China as a host for the winter sports has the beauty or panache of say St. Moritz or Cortina d’Ampezzo. Look at this ski jump venue. I hope nobody goes off the edge like that poor guy on Wide World of Sports. He might end up in a pool of spent fuel rods.

    https://images.nbcolympics.com/sites/default/files/2021-10/shougang-big-air-venue-beijing-daytime-thumb.jpg?

    • MaryQueen January 28, 2022 at 10:27 pm #

      OMG that’s hilarious

  78. tom clark January 28, 2022 at 8:57 pm #

    “Old Man, Look at Your Life”

    Jimbo…face it, you’re an old man just like Kneel.

    Let not the pot call the kettle black.

    • anmariwakaranai January 29, 2022 at 2:08 am #

      I’d suggest you look in the mirror dude. Jhk is on the side of the righteous

    • Billy Hill January 29, 2022 at 7:39 am #

      I think our host was riffing on a Young lyric. It’s a literary thing…

      Armed with that bit of insight you may now return to your sniper’s nest.

  79. Jarek January 28, 2022 at 9:16 pm #

    https://nationalvanguard.org/2022/01/a-russian-nationalist-on-the-ukrainian-dilemma-part-2/

    The Nationalist and White Nationalist perspective:

    Both Empires are hostile to us. Our Eastern European brothers are more concerned with Russia because it’s right next door and they remember its savagery. They don’t give the Oceanic degeneracy of Hollywood a pass, but pragmatism dictates the wisdom of their priorities.

    Putin’s Russia is no Racial Hyperborea nor the Orthodox “Third Rome”. It is in many ways a continuation of the Soviet Union, still honoring its heroes and using its symbols. Indeed, the recreation thereof is Putin’s vision.

    • TaxDonkey January 29, 2022 at 10:21 pm #

      Jarek, I admittedly know way less about it than you do, where are you getting the comparison that Putin’s Russia is like the old Soviet Union?

  80. avianthro January 28, 2022 at 9:42 pm #

    Two thoughts:

    Mr. Kunstler is a conservative leftist…hasn’t forgotten original leftist values.

    The “leftists” like Mr. Young have been corrupted by having gained too much power.

    Avianthro– You don’t know what you are talking about. I was never a Leftist… always been a centrist. — JHK Admin

  81. tom clark January 28, 2022 at 10:07 pm #

    Avianthro…two thoughts:

    “Conservative leftist” is an oxymoron.

    Some “rightists” like Donald Trump are considered corrupt, like it or not.

    • malthuss January 28, 2022 at 10:18 pm #

      there are shades of grey.

      some are liberal on some issues, not on others. how to label them?

    • GreenAlba January 29, 2022 at 6:14 am #

      TC

      I would say I’ve been a conservative leftist most of my life. But for most of that time ‘leftist’ meant opposing corporate oppression of working people (and opposing governments when they backed that oppression). The ‘conservative’ bit signified holding on to things that worked and were demonstrably good.

      Like most of the old left (and I was centre-left anyway) I don’t identify with the new woke left.

      As for corruption, it’s pretty much everywhere, and people who stand up against it are called names.

      • Night Owl January 29, 2022 at 9:43 am #

        I feel pretty much the same way.

        I think once one realizes that this new woke left is something more or less created by those evil corporate forces you always despised, it makes it much easier to understand it and deal with it.

        • GreenAlba January 29, 2022 at 10:12 am #

          I think the corporations learned you don’t need to fight your enemy – you just need to flatter them into submission, by making them feel progressive and righteous.

      • Blackbird January 29, 2022 at 11:59 am #

        I concur with Carroll Quigley, who – somewhere in that enormous tome Tragedy and Hope – said (I paraphrase): “I believe in conserving the liberal values of western civilization.” Keep what works, fix what doesn’t.

        • Disaffected January 29, 2022 at 1:54 pm #

          Yeah, but he wrote that how many years ago. Things are a little farther along than that now. The cancer’s not gonna be excised that easily.

        • Jarek January 29, 2022 at 9:35 pm #

          That’s why we had to open the borders. The real Americans live everywhere but America. They’re electing a new People – one worthy of our Democracy, and of being ruled by Them.

    • MaryQueen January 28, 2022 at 10:25 pm #

      Well now this looks orchestrated to me. So I’ll be ignoring it, henceforth.

      Anything that causes rifts and fighting among the peasants is usually not organic.

      • Night Owl January 29, 2022 at 5:16 am #

        As soon as a list is published by the corporate media, you know it was a preplanned Perkins Coie/Lawfare operation.

      • Jarek January 29, 2022 at 11:56 am #

        You’re conflating what should be with what is.

        A group of people left in alone in a room will start to form factions after twenty minutes.

        America’s “peasants” are from the four corners of the world. What unity could you expect from them?

        • malthuss January 29, 2022 at 1:25 pm #

          only since 1900 on.

          thats when the invasion started.

          not 1965.

        • Anthea January 30, 2022 at 10:06 pm #

          @ Jarek:

          If you think about it though, the real problem with a mixed population is that each faction seeks political power over the other factions. E.g., blacks seek political power to gain advantages to themselves through affirmative action policies and handouts. The same with most other minorities.

          I would say that a mixed population could live in relative harmony where State (political) power was severely limited. That is, in a political system in which the State had NO power to confer any advantages of any kind on anyone, but was confined to its proper role of defending the nation’s borders, coining money, and administering justice.

          Most of us, I think, can get along fine with most Hispanics, blacks, Jews, and even Muslims. Most Hispanics rather remind me of US whites in 1955: hard-working and family-oriented, and, unlike most whites in 1955, religious. Blacks and Jews mostly irritate due to having no manners (and often no religion to speak of)–and there is much to be learned from spending a lot of time around Jews. I like their deeply ingrained pragmatism and skepticism. They are almost impervious to bullshit, unless it’s specifically Jewish bullshit.

    • GreenAlba January 29, 2022 at 6:26 am #

      Joni Mitchell also pullling her content from Spotify,

      I wonder how many of these people – and the people who back them – have the 3-hour attention span to have actually listened to Rogan’s interviews with Malone and McCullough. They seem to be on a level with the pod people in The Invasion of the Body Snatchers, pointing and shouting ‘aaarrrggghhhh!’.

      • Slugoon January 29, 2022 at 7:16 am #

        Notice that none of them ever put up a counter-argument or specify what they disagree with. They just froth at the mouth and shout ‘misinformation’. It was the same with Trump and TDS.

      • BackRowHeckler January 29, 2022 at 7:35 am #

        Joni Mitchell? She’s still above ground?

        • elysianfield January 29, 2022 at 12:37 pm #

          BRH,
          Don’t listen to the bitch…she was raised on robbery…..

        • malthuss January 29, 2022 at 1:24 pm #

          I knew her bodyguard. he didnt have anything bad to say about her.

          • Disaffected January 29, 2022 at 1:52 pm #

            Name dropper.

        • Islander January 30, 2022 at 11:22 am #

          Joni? Yep, and still a chain smoker!

      • malthuss January 29, 2022 at 1:23 pm #

        She is like 77-80 years old and in ill health…shes not the joni of 40 years ago.

        and she has or had morgellons disease.

      • malthuss January 29, 2022 at 1:24 pm #

        I like yr triple l

    • BackRowHeckler January 29, 2022 at 7:36 am #

      David Crosby? He’s out of jail/rehab?

    • Blackbird January 29, 2022 at 12:13 pm #

      Brave Barry…

      I take the vaxx that makes the whole world sting
      The vaxx filled with spikes and special things
      I take the vaxx that makes the young girls die
      I take the vaxx, I take the vaxx

      • anmariwakaranai January 29, 2022 at 3:28 pm #

        2 Thumbs up.

  82. del-liberate January 29, 2022 at 3:40 am #

    Oh The needle and the damage done
    Mass psychosis touching every one
    Oh the damage done

    He took the needle and it killed his soul
    Sad old man you ain’t so rock’n’roll
    please,just fade away…

    Oh the needle and the damage to come
    major death toll that will run and run
    The western world is nearly done

    Rainbow globalists are crazy scum
    Helped by Boomer sell-outs who are so dumb
    Please just fade away…

    • malthuss January 29, 2022 at 1:26 pm #

      is this your creation? can I have it for tik tok?

    • anmariwakaranai January 29, 2022 at 3:26 pm #

      Plus 144,000

  83. gustafson.robert.22 January 29, 2022 at 3:42 am #

    talk about timing!.. pennsylvania bridge collapses HOURS BEFORE, ON THE DAY biden is ALREADY scheduled to speak in pennsylvania about his economy-boosting infrastructure plan

    what? ?

    straight from cnn article https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/28/us/pittsburgh-bridge-collapse/index.html

  84. Night Owl January 29, 2022 at 5:15 am #

    Question for the crowd:

    Is WP/CFN making people verifiy themselves at login by confirming the login via email?

    Just want to check.

    • Slugoon January 29, 2022 at 7:08 am #

      Not for me. Just username and password to get in.

      • JohnAZ January 29, 2022 at 9:11 am #

        Ditto, this AM

    • GreenAlba January 29, 2022 at 8:32 am #

      One of my several IT glitches is that I can’t register with Telegram. They say they’ve sent a code to my phone but it never comes, despite repeated attempts. I particularly want to get into the account of the guy from Kingston University (nr London) who produced the graphs on which Mike Yeadon’s presentation of the lethal-batch data is based (Craig Paardekooper).

      There’s a link to him in this article:

      https://hillmd.substack.com/p/vaccine-batches-vary-in-toxicity

      But I get blocked when I click on it because I can’t get into Telegram.

      https://t.me/CovidScienceLibrary

      • GreenAlba January 29, 2022 at 9:46 am #

        Trying to download Telegram to my phone, as there was an option of using its QR scanner to get in on the laptop, rather than the phone code – the ‘installer’ thingy has been showing the circle of death for over 10 minutes now.

        • Paula D January 29, 2022 at 7:20 pm #

          I have tried to download Telegram at least 3 times since the “insurrection”.
          Every time I push the ”download” button nothing happens, at all.

          • GreenAlba January 30, 2022 at 6:30 am #

            I’ve got the icon on my laptop now but can’t do anything with it until I get the code to complete registration! It’s really frustrating.

            I left my phone for hours and it was still showing the circle of doom when I next looked at it. I wonder if ‘something’ is interfering …

    • JTinMD January 29, 2022 at 9:30 am #

      Yes, Owl — it’s happened three times to me in the last week. I ignored the message and tried again. I logged in without issue on the second try, each time.

      There have been a few other sites recently that requested I login using my Google ID. And I’m constantly suffering problems with my six-year-old iPad connecting to the Internet.

      Ch-ch-ch-changes…

      • GreenAlba January 29, 2022 at 9:41 am #

        Must be happening all over. Our internet connection is getting terrible. Looking to change it just now.

        I have an iPad Mini, which isn’t so bad, but my almost new laptop will tell me I’ve lost my internet connection when I’m refreshing a page or going to a new website, but when I check in Settings it says I’m connected. I get the impression there’s some ‘discouragement’ going on. And I expect that is just the beginning.

      • Night Owl January 29, 2022 at 9:45 am #

        JT — Interesting.

        I commented only as it just started a few days ago. Perhaps the WP gods are unhappy with my rebellious ways.

    • Blackbird January 29, 2022 at 12:16 pm #

      Not yet, but it has been logging me off and disappearing my comments more than usual.

    • Islander January 30, 2022 at 11:24 am #

      Not for me. Just regular login.
      Except for some reason with this blog I often have to try two or more times to be recognized.

      Maybe I am just making a lot of typing mistakes . . .

  85. wm5135 January 29, 2022 at 7:18 am #

    Then:

    Four Dead in Ohio – 1970

    Now:

    a woke Ted Nugent

    • Blackbird January 29, 2022 at 12:24 pm #

      What’s Ted doing back in Michigan? Last I heard he had hightailed it to Midland, Texas (next door to Dubya) to escape charges for impregnating a 13 year-old.

      Silly me – he’s a celebrity. Welcome home Ted!

      • malthuss January 29, 2022 at 1:27 pm #

        when was this?

        • Blackbird January 29, 2022 at 2:49 pm #

          Pretty sure it was during the reign of Obama, because Dubya had retired to his ranch in Midland by then and I could still talk with my not-yet-TDS commie friends. I tried looking it up – ’cause I have internet ‘n’ stuff – but there were so many stories of Terrible Ted and his promiscuous penis that I had to stop and take a shower.

          Dis – Maybe it takes more that not using illegal drugs to be a good person? Cock Rock is all about fucking underage girls. Have you been asleep since 1969?

          • Blackbird January 29, 2022 at 2:50 pm #

            1969? Try 1954. Birdbrain…

          • malthuss January 29, 2022 at 8:52 pm #

            talking to yourself black bird brain.

      • Disaffected January 29, 2022 at 1:47 pm #

        Boy played a mean guitar lick back in the day. Supposedly drug-free too. Too bad he didn’t stick to all that.

  86. Billy Hill January 29, 2022 at 7:49 am #

    Woke Headline Headache:

    Gangsta Rappers Tout Ivermectin!

  87. Pucker January 29, 2022 at 7:50 am #

    “ Piketty’s statement that we are moving towards a world in which every country is owned by its own billionaires applies, especially in the U.S., to the IT oligarchs.29 In addition to the lasting connection with the military intelligence sector from which the Internet giants emerged, (multi-) media companies too were linked to this complex in the 1990s.

    Under Clinton the Telecommunications Act of 1996 gave free rein to the merger between cable operators, radio, film, and newspaper corporations, telephone companies and TV stations, as well as Internet providers. Thus, in combination with the IT giants and the intelligence world looming large behind them, an apparatus for information warfare was being created the likes of which the world has never seen.30 An intelligence-IT-media bloc, moreover, in the hands of a very small group of people.

    Due to mergers under the Telecommunications Act, of the fifty or so companies which divided the U.S. media market among themselves in the early 1980s, six have been left. These Atlantic media giants, in combination with Anglophone cultural hegemony, to a large extent control global information flows.

    The Homeland Security Act explicitly mandates the realization of a comprehensive national plan for information provision on all channels in order to ensure information flows synchronized with American policies. The six largest multi-media companies today are Comcast (Ralph Roberts family, with MSNBC and others); Disney (including ABC); TimeWarner (including CNN); 21st Century Fox (including Fox News, whose CEO Rupert Murdoch, via News Corp. owns The Wall Street Journal, the New York Post, and in the UK, The Times, The Sun, Sky TV…); the German Bertelsmann group of the Mohn family, operates the RTL TV network and a series of top publishers (Penguin, Simon & Schuster…).

    Finally, there’s Viacom with CBS, of the Redstone family. In the media groups that are not entirely family-owned, the three largest passive index funds (which we will discuss later) and the main banks control large blocks of shares.31 Bill Gates does not have a media empire of his own, although MSNBC started as a partnership between Microsoft and NBC, then still owned by General Electric.

    There is, however, a wide range of media that he generously subsidizes. Tim Schwab investigated which media outlets receive Gates grants and found that $250 million in subsidies was distributed to the following organizations. First and foremost, the BBC (one-fifth of the total), followed by NBC, Al Jazeera, ProPublica, National Journal, The Guardian, Univision, Medium, the (now Japanese-owned) Financial Times, The Atlantic, the Texas Tribune, Gannett, Washington Monthly, Le Monde, and the Center for Investigative Reporting. In late 2018, the German weekly, Der Spiegel, received $2.5 million from Gates to write about ‘Global Health and Development.’ Several of these media organizations are already in the hands of large financiers who are actively involved in editorial policy, but Gates can still add accents in this or that direction.

    Given his central role in the Covid crisis and especially the ‘vaccination’ route that he believes must be taken at all costs, this is an unprecedented outreach.32 Michael Bloomberg, originally a banker at Salomon Brothers before making his fortune with an eponymous media company focused on financial news (his net worth stood at $55 billion in 2020), former mayor of New York and presidential candidate, is playing his own part in the Covid panic through his record donations to medical institutes at Johns Hopkins University.

    Why the global media erupted about ‘an unknown virus’ around 20 January 2020, (and then did not stop), may be traced back to a report from the Bloomberg-funded Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, although other connections were also at play. Johns Hopkins began issuing daily updates on the spread of ‘the virus’ from that time on. The extreme concentration of media capital and the presence of several owners at the WEF in Davos that same week (20–24 January) will certainly have facilitated the simultaneous release in so many different outlets.

    After all, the ‘pandemic’ itself was hardly significant at that time (on 1 February, there were fewer than 200 recorded ‘cases’ outside China).33 Media and PR agencies, like the IT sector, are also linked back to the military and intelligence complex. Many journalists are on the payroll of the secret services (the German journalist, Udo Ulfkotte, made spectacular revelations about this) or are linked to the NATO think tanks, the Atlantic Council, the German Marshall Fund, and others.

    The CIA invests in a PR firm, Visible Technologies, which tracks more than half a million social media posts every day for ‘Open Source Intelligence,’ from Twitter to small web sites. A year after this company was founded in 2005, it partnered with WPP, the largest PR conglomerate in the world, comprising 125 separate PR and marketing firms, with famous names such as J. Walter Thompson, Young & Rubicam, Burson-Marsteller, Ogilvy, etc. etc.34 A parallel information warfare structure, the so-called Integrity Initiative, was created by the British Ministry of Defence. It was launched in 2015 by the London-based Institute for Statecraft and is entirely dedicated to anti-Russia propaganda.35 The Integrity Initiative works closely with the Public Diplomacy Division at NATO headquarters in Brussels and disseminates information through think tanks such as Egmont, Chatham House, and others.

    Various websites operate under the patronage of the Integrity Initiative, including Buzzfeed, Irex, Detector Media, and Bellingcat.36 Bellingcat, which is also linked to the Atlantic Council and King’s College London, has played a key role in spreading the NATO account of the downing of flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine, the Western reading of chemical weapons incidents in Syria, and other propaganda stories serving the Atlantic line against its enemies. Its headquarters are in the Netherlands where it has meanwhile become interlocked with a series of other media and propaganda outlets and semi-official institutions such as Leiden University.37

    From the foregoing, I conclude that the central role in developing the response to the restlessness of the global population has fallen to the triangle of information warfare as pictured below: This is the core around which the ruling class in the West began to regroup after 2008 and which is now waging the information war against the global population by means of the Covid state of emergency.”

    States of Emergency, Kees Ven Der Pikl

    • Disaffected January 29, 2022 at 8:17 am #

      Someone’s been up all night with his head in the books again. Good work Puck.

    • JTinMD January 29, 2022 at 9:52 am #

      I was surprised that Sinclair Broadcast Group was not even mentioned. They own hundreds of local/regional outlets around the country, many of which are Fox affiliates.

  88. JohnAZ January 29, 2022 at 9:09 am #

    There was a story on F&F this morning about a book that says that the PTB selling out the US to China and giving great detail about it. A whole chapter is given to the Bidens. Sleepy Joe is called a compromised president.

    This, IMHO, is just a reflection of a country whose people are ambivalent about it at best and hate it at the worst. These autocrats read the pulse and as they have no allegiance to the US, are jumping ship.

    Jesus said “it was easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to go to heaven”. It is because he is in love with his money, not God. I would say that extends to a love for anything spiritual, including love of country. They are glorified whoresons.

    As has been predicted on this blog for years, the time has arrived.

    If 2022 elections put in a GOP house and Senate, there is already enough treason, bribery, high crimes and misdemeanors to impeach the SOB.

    • JohnAZ January 29, 2022 at 10:05 am #

      Another thought, could it be that the only reason for unity in the US is war? Can the nation hang together without war?

      Could it be this is a credo learned by Deep State members? Has Trump increased division in the country by not going to war?

    • lee222 January 29, 2022 at 11:58 am #

      makes Jesus sound like the first sy-op making people afraid of wealth in order to own everyone…

      • JohnAZ January 29, 2022 at 9:17 pm #

        It was a quote.

    • SoftStarLight January 29, 2022 at 1:11 pm #

      That’s interesting since Fox knew about the criminality of the Biden syndicate long before Nov 3 and participated in the regime’s election theft and installation anyway. In addition to prosecuting Brandon so too should coconspirator Fox.

      • JohnAZ January 29, 2022 at 9:24 pm #

        The condition of the anti Trump part of the country was in 100% total control of the counting of the election. 100%. When the Presidents’s law team brought up their issues they were ignored 100%. Even GOP judges, governors kowtowed to the Deep State pressure to

        Do nothing. Make excuses later.

        Fox led the charge by declaring Biden the winner in Arizona.

        There will never be a true audit of the methods of elections to declare winners, both sides cheat.

  89. JTinMD January 29, 2022 at 9:38 am #

    It’s now three straight days that Twitter won’t allow me to read tweets/threads without a login. Anybody else?

    • Night Owl January 29, 2022 at 9:46 am #

      Not had this, just the WP issues.

      Sounds like you have been bad!

      LOL.

      • JTinMD January 29, 2022 at 9:57 am #

        But I NEVER login. I have enjoyed numerous threads via referrals from you, among others, Owl. Now, it’s always just a minute or two before they stop me, and require a login. Sore losers!

    • JackStraw January 29, 2022 at 2:08 pm #

      You need to clear all cookies from your history. It will reset.

  90. JTinMD January 29, 2022 at 9:43 am #

    Where can I find Dave Collum’s 2021 Year in Review, Part 3? Parts 1 and 2 have been up for weeks. Can’t read his tweets (a delightful pass time, btw) without logging in on Twitter, which I won’t do. Anybody here follow Dave? Any news?

  91. NoLongerHuman January 29, 2022 at 11:27 am #

    Alastair Crooke has synthesized the whole enchilada
    Elites
    Need for massive Liquidity injections
    4th Industrial Revolution Reset
    Surplus Population
    Technocratic Control

    Fear of Death Psyop to drive people into agreeing to cryptic cyber tollgates on access to everything

    https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2022/01/10/the-double-helix-of-entwined-pandemic-and-economic-strategy/

    Dystopia is Here

    • malthuss January 29, 2022 at 1:28 pm #

      population surplus = ?

  92. Opie January 29, 2022 at 12:43 pm #

    This just in. Yoko Ono has threatened to put her music on Spotify if they don’t de-platform Joe Rogan.

    • SoftStarLight January 29, 2022 at 12:53 pm #

      LOL too funny. Isn’t her music all screaming and groaning or something? I’m scared. The elders are now like children on the playground. What does it portend?

    • malthuss January 29, 2022 at 1:30 pm #

      I was curious about a weak song on the white album.
      I read it [wild honey pie I think] is the 2nd least likely song to be bought from that collection.
      Revolution #9 is the least likely. she talks on it.

      DOUBLE FANTASY, how many buy the songs she sings on it?

    • Jarek January 29, 2022 at 1:40 pm #

      Did she break up the Beatles? Is she the Destroyer?

      We know that she is a Globalist, loving the Georgia Guidestones.

      • MaryQueen January 30, 2022 at 10:13 am #

        Been reading about how the Beatles were a Tavistock creation. So, they served their purpose (part of the social engineering).

        When have people organically reacted to a band like that? The screaming, and crying, and hysterics, so not organic… almost as if it were instigated somehow.

        Because it was.

        • Jarek January 30, 2022 at 11:32 am #

          As Plato said, introducing a new form of music is no small matter. It can change everything. Christian Civilization was Apollonian, restrained and of the mind. Rock and Roll is Dionysian. And the introduction of the Beetles (and others) was part of the final switch to something new. Obviously earlier Blues, Jazz, and Rock paved the way for the mass hysteria, with big PR campaigns and marketing as one of the really new factors.

          Girls don’t get that hysterical anymore, because they’re not falling from a higher state. They grow up with this stuff so they never get up high enough to fall.

    • Disaffected January 29, 2022 at 1:50 pm #

      LOL! Good one! Her singing sounds like a squirrel with its leg caught in a trap.

      Hard to imagine what Lennon ever saw in her. The poontang must have been really good.

      • Blackbird January 29, 2022 at 3:02 pm #

        Her face makes me want to jump headfirst into a hot spring filled with horny snow monkeys.

        Her voice is a Stuka dragged across a chalkboard in Guernica.

        If you didn’t dismiss Lennon as a dipstick after The Ballad of John and Yoko, well, just Imagine.

        High school buddy of mine was an apostle of Lennon. Lost his shit when Lennon was killed. Joined him within a year.

        • malthuss January 29, 2022 at 8:56 pm #

          I knew someone who knew a real psychic [elwood babitt].
          el told jon he would die in 90 days, and el was right.

      • malthuss January 29, 2022 at 8:55 pm #

        rumor is she would not put out and he went to hookers, at times.

        Patty Boyd wrote that his first wife treated JL like a little boy. I sense he needed domination from mommy.

        First wife saw them together, soon after he ran to her.
        she went with his stuff –playing mother.

        ‘No way could i compete with the oneness he had with her.’

    • SpeedyBB January 30, 2022 at 8:42 am #

      Eh Opie? Yoko Ono? “Music”? On Spotify?

      Impossible: it would contravene the Geneva Convention.

  93. stelmosfire January 29, 2022 at 1:03 pm #

    Why anybody listens to the celebs, musicians , ball players, etc. is beyond me. As someone said about Lebone James “Just shut up and dribble.” In Kneel’s case probably, ” just shut up and drool.”

    • BackRowHeckler January 29, 2022 at 4:35 pm #

      You mean celebrities, actors and ballplayers aren’t fonts of wisdom and good advice?

    • Anthea January 30, 2022 at 11:09 pm #

      Popular music almost any kind is like TV; it “programming.” Like TV, it should be turned off. Why not listen to good music and read good books?