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The Alarm Bells Go Off

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     Startling fact of the week: Twitter’s senior ranks of content moderators included over a dozen former FBI and CIA agents and analysts who let child porn run loose all over the app while surgically removing any utterance contradicting the government’s claim that mRNA “vaccines” are “safe and effective” — not to mention the effort this elite crew expended against anyone objecting to the Woke-Left’s race and gender hustles. Wouldn’t you like to know how much they were paid? Probably more than government work.

     Here’s another awful reality (better fasten your seatbelts): What also emerged in the tweet record of Yoel Roth, the company’s chief censor (former “Head of Trust and Safety”), begins to look like a gay mafia assault on the collective American psyche. Having gained official federal government sanction and protection, a statistically tiny homosexual demographic left in charge of the country’s main public forum has been out for revenge against their perceived enemy, political conservatives — Americans disinclined to join the cheerleading for drag queen story hours, “minor-attracted persons,” transsexuals in the military, and other LBGTQ cultural pranks.

     In the process, that gay mafia running the public dialogue supported every lie that the government, its protector, put out, to keep the Deep State happy and well-fed. Shocking, I’m sure… but there it is. That means the gay mafia also helped promote the most-deadly psy-op in world history: the Covid-19 scare and the mass “vaccination” crusade that will end up killing many millions world-wide, after destroying the economies of the Western Civ nations. The whole package looks like an attempt to turn the world upside down and inside out. Is it any wonder that so many feel the USA has gone crazy?

    Of course, these revelations aroused the widespread suspicion that these now-exposed nefarious operators in social media were merely tools for some murky plutocrat elite led by the likes of the WEF, Bill Gates, and George Soros. Could that be the greatest “conspiracy theory” of all? More likely, I hesitate to suggest, all these characters in one way or another are merely tools of history itself, as the world enters the darkest days of a Fourth Turning secular winter. As T.S. Eliot observed: “Humankind cannot bear too much reality.”

      Thus, so many sense we live in dangerous times. Everything appears to be veering out-of-control, including thought itself. Disorder incites more disorder. While all this madness is going on in-country, the US government, led by the phantom president “Joe Biden,” continues to prosecute its insane proxy war in Ukraine in order to antagonize Russia. Lately the US has sent drones hundreds of miles inside Russia to blow up military airfields. How is that not an escalation of hostilities, and exactly how far do the American people want their government to take this crazy project?

     Not a goshdarn inch further, the opinion polls indicate. We are apparently not quite so insane as to welcome nuclear annihilation, and we seem to recognize what might bring it on. And so, the dreadful realities of our time still stand before us, unmoved by all the mental illness they provoke, uninterested in our excuses for behaving so badly. Is there any way to face the hard facts? To incorporate them into a truth-based narrative that Western Civ can use to rescue itself from something that looks like suicide?

     Elon Musk, alone, apart from, and in defiance of all the cowards running things in America —the corporate sell-outs, the craven college presidents, the bought-off politicians, the bad-faith media fabulists, the vindictive denizens of Hollywood — is moving to inject some therapeutic truth into the American lunatic asylum. He came out pretty hot over the weekend, branding Dr. Anthony Fauci as a criminal, calling for his prosecution, and promising the release of Twitter files that will demonstrate just how deceitfully the old Twitter acted in all the medical melodrama surrounding Covid-19 and the “vaccines.” On Sunday, Elon tweeted, “Now things get spicy.” Will the reveal of all that wickedness make any impression on half the people of this country still deranged by the many previous salvos of official propaganda? Maybe not all of them. Maybe only twenty percent. But that should be enough to tip the consensus of opinion in the right direction: a recognition of the harm that has been done… and the will to quit doing more of it.

     Beyond that, even, Elon has put the basic question to America: Are you in favor of free speech or not? Especially now that you know that “moderating” free speech is an invitation to live in lies. And lying all the time really does bend that old arc of history toward evil.


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939 Responses to “The Alarm Bells Go Off”

  1. Walter B December 12, 2022 at 9:23 am #

    While the Musk/Twitter Truth Dumps are a joy to see unfolding, if you observe the smug and uncaring response from the Biden Crime Family and the Loonie Leftists that serve them, it is apparent, at least to me that none of them care the slightest about the matter for they know that there is no one in any position of power that will take them to task for the evil they perpetrate. And the American public, having embraced theft and corruption as the best way of getting wealthy beyond the dreams of avarice, remains impressed at such “success”, bowing down before them as man-gods. After all, “celebrities” are not constrained by any of those pesky laws, rules or moral standards that the rest of us poor dumbs bastards are. All is good, back to entertainment!

    On the genocide front, after viewing a 2-1/2 hour zoom cast hosted by Dr. Reiner Fuellmich and ex-Phizer executive Dr. Michael Yeadon posted on theglobalresearch.ca website, it should be clear to any and everyone that the “devices” implanted into some 5 billion human beings over the course of the last two years is a brilliant global population reduction program that is doing what it was implemented to do to perfection. The self-assembling entities injected into the human hosts are growing slowly or quickly depending upon the individual situations and stimuli present, and total denial by the executioners is still working well. How the hell they ever coerced so many humans into accepting that so many young people dying so “quickly and suddenly” from heart attacks and other out of nowhere deaths is amazing. It clearly shows not only the power of mass and social media, but also that far too many people are far too stupid to be allowed to have a life anyway, at least in their opinions.

    A lovely lady going by the name of Sorelle Amore on You Tube has posted a very interesting video titled “How Politicians Really Get Rich” which is well worth the viewing. In it, she notes how Warren Buffet, top earning private sector investor manages to profit 20% on his investments and trades while the “2021 Investor of the Year”, Nancy Pelosi somehow managed to gain 69% profits on the $50 million dollars that she and her husband manipulated on Wall Street trading. Martha Stewart must be pissed. Oh well, money has no true value anyway and neither do the pieces of human garbage that rule us, no matter what they promote to the contrary. You are all the most valuable persons in your lives. Do not let them take that from you. Be well and live well.

    • FallenHero December 12, 2022 at 9:39 am #

      I’ve stacked silver, I’ve “prepped” since 2010 and honestly it’s left me far more behind than if I had just been a normies and took out a loan for a house, invested in stocks etc. This stuff will all collapse one day, but I realize now it’s not going to be wake up one day and it’s over, it’ll be a long drag down, and you are missing out on gains if you don’t play.

      • tresho December 12, 2022 at 9:49 am #

        “I realize now it’s not going to be wake up one day and it’s over, it’ll be a long drag down”
        Decades ago I realized that the vast majority of predictions like yours don’t come true.

        • hortonz December 12, 2022 at 12:57 pm #

          Don’t let the current mood in Washington and Ottawa fool you. It looks pretty static from the outside, but things will change rapidly once the new year begins. All the major investments made by the auto industry in clean energy electric vehicles will prove to be an anvil around the industry’s neck as auto executives come to the realization that people can’t even afford to keep the vehicles they got on the road. The money to build the infrastructure to support millions of new electric vehicles won’t be coming as hallucinated wealth on Wall Street evaporates and financially strapped taxpayers balk at funding an energy infrastructure that only benefits those who can afford the pricey cars. Governments will implode as years of mind-fuckery and bad faith investments in education, health care and green energy conspire to bankrupt them. Everyday people will be driven to the brink of insanity by the rising cost of living and crushing tax burdens and revolt. Russia will emerge triumphant in Ukraine while the west is left to foot the bill for a war of its’ own making. Happy holidays.

          • Vegan Shark December 12, 2022 at 3:15 pm #

            The money to build the infrastructure to support millions of new electric vehicles won’t be coming as hallucinated wealth on Wall Street evaporates and financially strapped taxpayers balk at funding an energy infrastructure that only benefits those who can afford the pricey cars.

            My two Hyundais date from model years 2007 and 2013. That was near the end of the era when a car was a means of transportation and pleasure, not a government-dictated social engineering experiment. I feel like a millionaire.

          • Amman December 12, 2022 at 3:36 pm #

            2 Months ago the Economy was going to get crushed by a Diesel shortage and disappearance…. Any news on that yet?

          • BillRI December 12, 2022 at 6:06 pm #

            Interestingly, Toyota has refused to go all in on electrified cars. They should continue to do very well.

          • Hereward the Woke December 13, 2022 at 6:01 am #

            Agreed, Hortenz. Despite all the white noise (is that racist now?), 2023 is going to see some spectacular changes. This really can’t continue.

        • Anthea December 12, 2022 at 2:10 pm #

          The vast majority of anyone’s predictions don’t come true. Most of the articles you read online–especially about finance and the stock market–are intended to manipulate you or deceive you at some level. Often they are a pump-and-dump schemes–and sometimes very elaborate ones–where you are the designated bagholder.

          • Hereward the Woke December 13, 2022 at 6:02 am #

            Agreed, but one day, the gloomsters will be correct.

          • Anthea December 13, 2022 at 9:55 am #

            @ Hereward the Woke:

            Oh, yeah! They’ll be right about the gloom part, but the way it happens will be completely unexpected. That’s my prediction, which I make mainly because that’s the way I’ve experienced the world.

            Have ever read H.G. Wells’ “In the Days of the Comet?” While I don’t expect anything quite that felicitous, I do expect something about equally weird.

          • Hereward the Woke December 15, 2022 at 9:30 am #

            Hi, Anthea. Yes, I loved In the Days of the Comet. I read it again last year. HG Wells was a great short story writer – witness The Time Machine. I also agree with your point about the doom coming from a direction we won’t expect. Conversely, good things might happen that way too. I love in hope that the Forces of Good will triumph.

      • Walter B December 12, 2022 at 9:50 am #

        PM’s are a safe and prudent asset and will increase in value after fiat currencies fail, but after a short period, lead will bring the best return on investment. Never made any money on stocks but did buy a small home on acreage and paid it off 20 years ago. It can be done by those who have been blessed with the ability to manage money and who realize that the marketing people are not out there to serve us, but to screw us.

        • Islander December 12, 2022 at 10:21 am #

          What are PMs?

          • marshapaisley December 12, 2022 at 10:41 am #

            Precious metals…..

          • Bill of Rights December 12, 2022 at 10:47 am #

            precious metals

          • Jarek December 12, 2022 at 11:39 am #

            TG for PMS

          • Islander December 12, 2022 at 9:24 pm #

            What is TG?

            Oh, and “How to do you get peanut butter off the roof of your mouth?”

          • justanotherguy December 13, 2022 at 1:41 pm #

            watching a dog get the generously applied and gratefully received peanut butter off its mouth is… well just say both parties, human with slimy finger and dog with *very* busy tongue, fully appreciate the event.

          • Jarek December 14, 2022 at 11:55 pm #

            What is PMS?

        • fugeguy December 12, 2022 at 10:40 am #

          lead is the third precious metal

          • Beryl of Oyl December 12, 2022 at 11:34 am #

            Remember something about the government buying up ammunition, during the Obama administration?

            Now why would they do that?

          • Hereward the Woke December 15, 2022 at 9:31 am #

            True, but most transactions are one way.

        • Kashub December 12, 2022 at 11:18 am #

          Walter: 99% of the readers here did not get ur PM meaning. Pls. maintain ur credibility, and not stoop so lo to deploy meaningless jargon as PM.

          • Walter B December 12, 2022 at 11:21 am #

            As I noted below, I try to avoid such abbreviations, so yes me bad. Your suggestion is appreciated. Thank you.

          • Jarek December 12, 2022 at 11:44 am #

            Yes, it’s cultic. Rawl’s book has a glossary of patriot prepper abbreviated argot.

            Nothing against this of course, in the right time and place as you say.

          • GreenAlba December 12, 2022 at 1:04 pm #

            ‘Maintain *ur* credibility’. I like a bit of irony with my cuppa. 🙂

          • Q. Shtik December 12, 2022 at 1:13 pm #

            99% of the readers here did not get ur PM meaning. – Kashub

            ============

            Kash, 99% of readers here do not know what “ur” means.

            Seriously though, you are probably too new on this board to recognize an abbreviation that has been used and defined hundreds of times.

          • Wizard of the Saddle December 12, 2022 at 3:27 pm #

            I beg to differ. PM as a shorthand acronym for Precious Metals has been around for many years and is well know by investors, numismatists, economists, and preppers. Any reasonably well-read person will have encountered this shorthand.

            Also, if you don’t know something you can always GOOGLE it. You are sitting here in the friggin’ Internet after all. Why must others here spoon feed you?

          • Kashub December 13, 2022 at 2:53 am #

            Q-Sh+t: U r one deprecating commentator unlike Walter who has some credibility and who I digest because of his clarity, unlike u who I dismiss as a mama dweller in her basement. BTW: I have survived as a Pro. in the real world as a nuclear physicist and if u want to exhibit your acronym prowess let’s get into Lanthanide/Actinoid Metal: where u would probably interpret #64 Gd as Gold instead of Au. Maybe U have time to google every abbreviation for interpretation as probably it is a respite from ur Game boy rituals.

          • hmuller December 14, 2022 at 11:10 am #

            That’s one nasty hissy fit for fairly mild remark by Q. Are all you nuke guys on such a psychological hair trigger? That would explain the mess you all made of Fukushima. LOL

        • mrs_saj December 12, 2022 at 12:58 pm #

          Walter B,

          Truer words were never spoken. PMs, lead, paid for real estate, acreage for a garden, physical skills, and a healthy cynicism gland are all must haves for what is coming.

          Mrs. SAJ

        • Anthea December 12, 2022 at 2:32 pm #

          I think it’s a good idea to own at least a small stash of gold and silver–or as much as you can without leaving you strapped for cash in the event of an emergency or in case need to buy a new car or replace your roof or some such.

          I am also getting uneasy about leaving any serious amount of money in the bank. It might be best to keep no more money in the bank than you need to pay bills.

          I expect the dollar to lose significant value in 2023-2024. There is also a banking crisis (among many other possible crises) brewing, so it might be a good idea to have cash on hand, just in case.

          For one thing, you might need cash to buy groceries, if there were a power outage. (I guess you could write a check. But if the problem were a banking crisis, probably no one would take your check.)

          If the dollar were to seriously go tits-up, I think you could probably use gold and silver to transact for some of your needs–maybe to buy eggs or pork from your neighbor who has chickens or pigs. You might even find that that Pakistani-owned gas station would be happy to accept your silver eagles.

          • Wizard of the Saddle December 12, 2022 at 3:32 pm #

            They will. The only reason real money (gold and silver) does not circulate is because of Gresham’s Law. Bad money (federal reserve notes) drones out good money (gold and silver).

            FRN’s only circulate because that’s how people get paid and it’s what they are used to and because legal tender laws force everyone to accept them as money.

            But if and when our fiat money system collapses and FRN’s become artistic toilet paper, watch how fast people switch to using gold and silver to facilitate commerce. It’ll make your head spin when it happens.

          • hmuller December 12, 2022 at 6:17 pm #

            Wizard, bad money drives out good money. Not “drones out”.
            Although, if money could speak, those federal reserve notes would sound like a bunch of social justice mind zombies droning out the free speech rights of truth tellers.

      • Suburban_elk December 14, 2022 at 4:30 pm #

        Long term investors are supposed to be ok with Buy and Hold.

        Gold and Silver, and platinum if you used to play D&D, are not going to be losing value anytime soon, whatever the official price says.

    • SpeedyBB December 12, 2022 at 9:59 am #

      I would suggest that a credible explanation for “…the smug and uncaring response from the Biden Crime Family…” as well as outlandish actions like blowing up undersea pipelines and sending drones to attack military facilities inside Russia is that at this point, after being beaten down and buffaloed for so many years, there is a profound sense of baffled helplessness among the masses.

      And for good reason. We saw what our valiant antiwar efforts in the late 1960s came to: nada, essentially zero. Brown & Root, to whom “Landslide Lyndon” owed a huge favor, along with the MIC and their contractors, made out like bandits. So did the media. So did Japan, whose economy was jump-started by American war contracts (without the cost of even one Japanese life).

      Where are the Jane Fondas and David Harrises today? Where is the mass resistance? I do not regret sacrificing an easy career at a two-bit college in the Cali educational system, although I could have retired in 1987 with a fat pension, instead of having to scratch out a bare living nine time zones away. But it would be foolish of me to not conclude that our efforts were essentially fruitless, even for a fruity fruit fruit like l’il ole me.

      Thus the current mood, well-defined on this website, of truly having no power to slow them down or deflect them from the evil.

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

        Well spoken, well done indeed. Good to hear from those that see behind the curtain. The anti-war movement of the ’60’s may or may not have facilitated the end of the Vietnam War, but it certainly did educate the now ancient Hippies who rule over us today in how to prevent public outcry from bringing about change.

        • Beryl of Oyl December 12, 2022 at 11:36 am #

          What I miss from those times?

          “Question Authority!”

          • Jarek December 12, 2022 at 11:53 am #

            Mary is right: It was all a psy-op to bring down the Establishment – in order to create an even worse one.

            They control the vertical and the horizontal. The so called left and the so called right.

            They controlled the old one too – but not as well as they control this one. But it’s nothing compared to the next one. Enjoy your Bug McMac.

          • Night Owl December 12, 2022 at 12:15 pm #

            Yes, the BucMacs seem increasingly likely to arrive and be celebrated by dunces far and wide.

          • draupnir December 12, 2022 at 1:54 pm #

            Jarek, those things aren’t kosher.

          • Islander December 12, 2022 at 2:31 pm #

            Draupnir:

            An excellent point.

            And another smidge of evidence, IMMHO.

          • Anthea December 12, 2022 at 2:38 pm #

            @ Beryl of Oyl:

            I’m re-thinking, “Never trust anyone over 30.”

        • SW December 12, 2022 at 3:46 pm #

          @Walter and Speedy — Jane Fonda (empty vessel for any and all trendy causes to land in) has discovered that racism and misogyny are the real causes of climate change! Finally, an answer we can trust. So now you know who to blame for all the problems so more diversity (minus “certain people”) will do the trick.

          • wokethis December 12, 2022 at 9:36 pm #

            jane fonda is an idiot. I had the misfortune to be exposed to her for a minute or two on some piece of crap she was “hosting” a few months ago, and she started by listing the women she most admired. The first two were greta thunberg and aoc. It was all I could do to slam the tv off in a rage. if i recall, that was a netflix far left contribution, and it was not the first one that spiked my blood pressure. i quit cable twenty odd years ago and it is painfully apparent to me that the internet tv that has replaced it is no different. there is no truth to be found on the idiot box…

          • justanotherguy December 13, 2022 at 1:48 pm #

            last straw with netflix for us was the pedo crap program “cuties”.

            lamp posts and rope. meditate with me.

      • Alfred December 12, 2022 at 10:48 am #

        A good explanation. My hope for the afterlife is a good explanation for all the bullshit that has passed before my consciousness, and by my reckoning, that’s nearly all of it.

        Walter points out the hypocrisy of the 60’s activists come of age, and on full display as today’s establishment darlings. I hadn’t thought of it the way you did, “nada,” but that works. It would actually be an improvement at nada.

        The reason Biden and his crew are smug and uncaring is that they are actually smug and uncaring. he’s an octogenarian king pin of an international crime syndicate, and he’s holding the Presidency of the United States hostage to his whim. Yeah, he cares.

        #FJB

        • justanotherguy December 13, 2022 at 1:50 pm #

          king pin? king puppet. no criminal cartel in its right mind would have anything but a set of puppets playing the idiot diversions. the real king pin(s) is not subject to the whims and breezes of any morality…

      • canuk December 12, 2022 at 10:48 am #

        At least you tried , buddy; and I bet you can sleep at night.

        • MaryQueen December 12, 2022 at 1:21 pm #

          And that’s it, 100%.

          Live a life of authenticity.

      • workingclasshero December 12, 2022 at 11:22 am #

        .” We saw what our valiant antiwar efforts in the late 1960s came to: nada”

        What it came to was your generation and mine installing New Left Marxists at top positions in Education Colleges and pumping out generations of leftist educators top to bottom to bring us to this point of societal dissolution. Antonio Gramsci and Paul Freire were the architects of the educational Trojan Horse.

        • hmuller December 12, 2022 at 6:30 pm #

          Obama’s buddy, Bill Ayers, back in the day set off a bomb at the Pentagon. Then walked free due to a legal technicality. I call bullshit. No one who’s an actual threat to the PTB walks away free.

          Wheels spinning within wheels. THEY may present themselves as revolutionaries, but their ultimate agenda is a slave planet.

      • Paula D December 12, 2022 at 11:29 am #

        Well, speaking of the precious metals, it was fragging that did a great deal to stop the war and it definitely put an end to the draft.

        Just saying…….

        • Jarek December 12, 2022 at 12:05 pm #

          Yes, one remembers that great scene in Dr Zhivago where the Communist frags a Russian officer during WW1.

          Thank God Putin has distanced himself from these kind of people.

          • hmuller December 12, 2022 at 6:42 pm #

            I remember that scene well. What I found amusing was when the aristocratic officer tries to rally the deserting, beat to hell, Russian soldiers to go back to the front. “The Germans are coming for your women!” The oldest bullshit motivator in the book

            I only wish some little guy resembling Woody Allen had spoken up, “have they seen our women?”

            Instead they shoot the officer. I can’t blame them. Great movie Dr Zhivago. Too few people have seen it.

          • Jarek December 12, 2022 at 7:56 pm #

            That’s how they brought the Boers to heel: Threatened to give their women and kids (already in concentration camps) to the Blacks. Do you really think they wouldn’t have done that? The Boers knew the English better than you do perhaps.

            Did the Russian conquerors not rape the defeated German women? They were ordered to do just that.

          • Socrates-Detroit December 12, 2022 at 9:35 pm #

            Dr. Zhivago.

            What an exceptional motion picture, on every level!

            I remember the scene with the officer. One of many memorable scenes.

            For those of you who have not seen it, you must see it! It may be harbinger of our future in the West.

            It is right up there with Gone with the Wind.

            This past Thursday, in the US, was a one-night only presentation of another period movie, which I feel is in the same league as the other two:

            “Smyrna (my beloved)”

            It’s a Greek movie, that is set in Smyrna (now Izmir, Turkey) starting in 1916 and ending in 1922.

            The drama is not as sophisticated as Zhivago, but on par with GWTW.

            But the historical backdrop is exceptionally well done, and juxtaposition of real, historical figures with Smyrna’s “high society” is very well done.

            The dialog of the Greek, Turkish, and Western characters and the narrator give a very good history lesson, without being boring.

            Zhivago is a preview of what is in store for us, unless the evil cabal implodes, since I don’t see us stopping it. Zhivago is a MUST SEE.

            But Smyrna is exceptional also, it is supposed to come out on DVD/Blue Ray next year.

            If you still have electricity and a DVD player, try to watch it.

          • Anthea December 13, 2022 at 10:39 am #

            @ Socrates-Detroit:

            Gone with the Wind may be more of a harbinger of our future than Dr. Zhivago. The scene that gave me chills was the one with about an acre of wounded soldiers lying on the ground.

            But there were quite a few other scenes like that: Scarlett O’Hara waving a bunch of radishes over her head and swearing, “As God as my witness, I’m going to live through this, and when it’s over, I’ll never be hungry again! No, nor any of my folks!” And the scene where the horse drops dead as they approach Tara.

            That’s what civil war looks like–and that’s probably not the half of it.

          • justanotherguy December 13, 2022 at 1:58 pm #

            the bronze age collapse, where everything goes truly dark, is the real nightmare scenario.

            in our time, the first months would look something like “the road”, which ends on a small hopeful note, and no indication whatsoever that civilization would wheeze up even one more act.

            orthosphere.wordpress.com/2021/05/16/the-catastrophe-part-i/

        • SpeedyBB December 13, 2022 at 6:54 am #

          I have attempted to read as much as I can find about the violent resistance that came to be known as “fragging”, as it was such a rarity, a novelty, particularly in a military thought to be patriotic, gung-ho, all red, white & blue. Fascinating.

          It was a very graphic and effective move to keep over-ambitious second louies in line. The idea that some redneck or black activist would roll a grenade under your bunk was hard to dismiss – and likely instilled a rare prudence in the West Pointers, where recklessness with the lives of others, in search of personal glory, might have been a temptation.

          The Vietnam adventure was likely the last American military action where the majority of participants had become enraptured by the propaganda… “My country, right or wrong.”

          All the foreign military adventures since then have been seen for what they are: a job.

      • Jarek December 12, 2022 at 11:50 am #

        Jane Fonda is the kind of person who is always wrong about everything. She repented of being in bed with the North Vietmanese only after it became politically incorrect to hold such views openly. She was meeting with them several miles away from where Americans were being held in torment.

        If you ever find yourself on the same side as her, think again. You’re probably in the wrong.

        • SW December 12, 2022 at 3:51 pm #

          Yes, Jarek, you are 100% right on Jane who never met a stupid cause she didn’t espouse. Her manic exercise tapes (and practice of bulimia to keep in shape) helped fuel the eating disorder plague that hit young girls within a decade.

        • Hereward the Woke December 13, 2022 at 6:08 am #

          Yep. And that is why she is very useful to us. If you are unsure about an issue, just see what trash like her, Whoopi Oldbag and AOC are saying about it and believe the opposite.

          • Mac December 13, 2022 at 5:55 pm #

            That’s my approach to political yard signs. Why bother doing your homework? Lefties always put signs for all of their candidates in their yards, telling you who not to vote for.

        • canuk December 13, 2022 at 9:32 am #

          Yeah, the American army was in Vietnam to help people.

          Come on!!

          • Paula D December 13, 2022 at 12:17 pm #

            If you want to see how the soldiers felt about it, watch the Fuck The Army documentary.

            They played to large crowds of soldiers who roared with approval when they said “Fuck the Army”.

            Not exactly the story we were told here by the Mighty Wurlitzer of the time (and since).

          • Jarek December 13, 2022 at 12:48 pm #

            So if your country is wrong (and it was), go over to the enemy’s side? That’s just a mechanical as “My country right or wrong” – and morally far worse.

            The corrected version:

            My country right or wrong
            If right, to be kept right.
            If wrong, to be put right.

          • Paula D December 13, 2022 at 2:04 pm #

            The Vietnamese people had the right to their own country.

          • gilbert December 13, 2022 at 9:30 pm #

            The Army was to a large extent, draftees who certainly did not want to be in Vietnam. So the ‘Fuck The Army’ flick mentioned here actually meant something to those serving there.

          • benr December 14, 2022 at 9:52 am #

            Yeah, the Communists really cared and wanted to help!
            Just ask South Africa how well that went.
            They have helped turned the North Koreans into real life hobbits and the Cubans have the world’s best medical system.
            /rolls eyes

          • SpeedyBB December 14, 2022 at 10:08 am #

            benr, what I found intriguing about the Vietnamese Communist Party was an internal revolt, carried out by young party firebrands in the mid-1980s, when the country was desperate, broke and on life support.

            They campaigned to open ‘er up, like Dung Shopping did in the PRC, and because the movement was from within the ranks, the old guard could not successfully argue against it. Not to mention the clear failure of communism (Hello Cuba, hello Venezuela).

            Presto, Vietnam has been a peppy growing economy, GDP steadily riding upwards, since the 1990s. Mixed economy but mostly capitalist in action.

      • Jarek December 12, 2022 at 12:02 pm #

        And if they ever get serious about controlling porn, it will only be as a means to shut down all free speech.

        They’ve played us like a fiddle. The Pit and the Pendulem. It sweeps left and right. No matter – with each sweep the huge blade lowers and comes closer to our chest.

        Censorship is civilization. And free speech is Western Civilization. We must find the higher third: The censoring of the right things. The pornographers got us to conflate and confuse porn and free speech.

        The head of the Taliban showed great clarity in response to a Western journalist: We never promised free speech, but rather Islamic Law. That’s their civilization. Ours is on a higher turn of the spiral, but we still have to maintain the basics of decency and order – and that means some censorship.

        • benr December 14, 2022 at 9:54 am #

          The taliban still like little boys and hate kites.
          Don’t look for a muse there Jarek she might just have a beginning five O clock shadow and a bigger dick than you.

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

      The new armed IRS employees will be there there to hinder any attempts to create an underground economy after they make us go cashless and then cut off the funding of anyone who gets out of line.

      Elon Musk could find himself penniless overnight.

      Speaking of penniless, the mint decided to stop making them because it costs more that they are worth.

      So? Apply that to everything else government does.

      We can keep pouring money into black holes like Ukraine and biolabs in China, can’t we?

      • WadeWaters December 12, 2022 at 2:04 pm #

        They will never be able to stop a cash and barter black market. The government is too dependent on their lucrative drug trade anyway.

      • Wizard of the Saddle December 12, 2022 at 3:37 pm #

        In Canada. Not in the U.S. Congress has repeatedly refused to do away with the one cent coin. The US Mint continues to crank them out by the hundreds of billions.

        • Paula D December 13, 2022 at 12:19 pm #

          I try to pay with exact change, not just cash. That requires pennies.
          It’s my way of resisting the CBCD.

        • gilbert December 13, 2022 at 9:38 pm #

          Do a web search — the Mint will stop minting CENTS in April 2023. Pretty amazing considering they kept spitting them out for as long as they did. Given our central banks propensity for depreciated our currency, within the next decade there won’t be a need for any coinage, unless, of course, they get realistic and creat denominations that actually reflect market realities.

          • WadeWaters December 14, 2022 at 1:26 pm #

            They will change course at the last minute. The 2024 cents will have Michelle Obama on them.

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

      Safe for us, effective on them. Beginning to appreciate us ordinary men.

    • MaryQueen December 12, 2022 at 1:14 pm #

      Well said, Walter B!

      Elon knows better than anyone that nothing can or will be done about all of this. I see his unearthing of it as something akin to rubbing our faces in it. His chosen avatar is himself as “Devil’s Champion” after all.

      Oh, how the elites much enjoy laughing at us, as we scramble to erect a savior that will surely turn things around THIS TIME.

      They must get an extra kick that people have chosen one of their own as current savior.

      The stuff that is getting exposed are things millions already knew about, as it was reported well over a year ago that Twitter had a contract with the government. Just no one wanted to write about it.

      To many of us, this isn’t so much an expose but just someone more famous repeating all of it. I suppose that’s fine, but it will make it all the more infuriating when (again) no one has to answer for it except low-level dupes/scapegoats like that idiot Yoel guy.

      • SW December 12, 2022 at 4:07 pm #

        Mary — I understand your skepticism about Musk but I think it’s too soon to know if this is some kind of bait and switch or if he is sincere in exposing all the corruption and collusion between social media and the government. I doubt anyone will ever be brought to trial — including Fauci — but if nothing else, it deprived a sizable number of shrill wokesters of their jobs.

        Yoel has an unexpected defender in Alex Bereson who sounded like that whiny Taylor Lorenz in his defense:

        “Musk has targeted Roth in a very dangerous way. For the last several days, Musk has repeatedly said that old Twitter didn’t do enough to end child pornography and sexual exploitation. Indeed, this article and this lawsuit raise serious questions about how well Twitter’s former management handled users posting sexual images of minors.”

        If Mr. Safety Yoel had gone after child porn with the enthusiasm he had for covid “disinformation” maybe there wouldn’t have quite so much of it on Twitter. But Bereson wen to to wail:

        “Musk’s fit this weekend has endangered Yoel Roth…If blood flows, it will be on Elon Musk’s hands.”

        • hmuller December 12, 2022 at 7:23 pm #

          Anyone remember the Podesta brothers’ art collection, hanging in plain view and posted on the internet? Children in bondage, sado masochist crap. Their emails full of known pedophilia codewords.

          They rubbed our faces in it and anyone who expressed suspicion was mocked, reviled, insulted, and ignored. Nothing to see here, you MAGA nutcases! As Redneck Liberal would arrogantly trumpet. There’s a special place in hell for those who enable the pedophiles.

          • MaryQueen December 12, 2022 at 9:57 pm #

            They’re rubbing our faces in it even more now.

            Balenciaga, for starters… the movies and TV shows they are making, etc.

          • benr December 15, 2022 at 9:25 pm #

            Speaking of redneck lunatic my guess is with the reality of the laptop from hell as well as twitter drops proving all of us right he could not handle the amount of crow he was going to eat about Trump and covid death shots.
            We always knew he was weak but he proved it by running away and NEVER answering any question he knew he could not answer without looking like a fool.
            Which is kind of odd because he looked like a fool every week for years.
            Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and for the tribe Happy Hannukah.

        • MaryQueen December 12, 2022 at 9:59 pm #

          There is zero percent I am wrong about Musk and that he is only playing his part in the shit show.

          Elon Musk is not anyone’s savior.

          And when people all realize that they’ve been bamboozled again, I will be here to laugh at them.

          • Jarek December 13, 2022 at 12:51 pm #

            And that’s really all that matters to Mary. Her personal little victory.

            Thanks for making that clear, Mare.

          • Islander December 13, 2022 at 1:08 pm #

            Zealot.

          • MaryQueen December 13, 2022 at 10:17 pm #

            Nope. A zealot is the opposite. It’s someone who follows a cause or person without question.

            You two are the zealots. But of course, zealots never know themselves. As you don’t.

          • MaryQueen December 13, 2022 at 10:18 pm #

            I have zero percent of being wrong on this.

            It does not take a genius to figure it out. I hope you two also think for 5 mins and figure out why it is I can be sure of it.

          • Jarek December 15, 2022 at 1:00 pm #

            Even Bourla was less arrogant since he only said the Pfizer vaccine was 95% effective.

            Mary is 100% sure that Elon Musk is 100% evil.

          • MaryQueen December 15, 2022 at 8:40 pm #

            Yes, I am 100% sure.

            I base it on history, where 100% of these people are 100% conning you 24/7.

            I’m sure Musk is different, though – lol.

        • Islander December 13, 2022 at 1:07 pm #

          SW:

          Commenters’ responses to Berenson’s ridiculous hysteria were what I referred to up-thread.

          Many of them very articulate.

      • Hereward the Woke December 13, 2022 at 6:11 am #

        Mary, you don’t have to be a true believer where EM is concerned. But surely even you appreciate the humor of the situation. His personal pronoun choices are golden. And he is the only “main stream” figure saying what millions believe should happen to Fauci. Musk is like China: you might not be sure of their motives, but it’s wonderful seeing them laugh at the globalists.

        • MaryQueen December 15, 2022 at 8:41 pm #

          I don’t think it’s that funny.

          It’s just another limited hangout, where various people pull the wool over the eyes of the populace while entertaining them.

    • Mike G December 12, 2022 at 9:23 pm #

      well said

  2. Walter B December 12, 2022 at 9:36 am #

    The Ukrainian conflict is interesting to the degree that it clearly rhymes with history. When the Soviet Union collapsed, American spooks led businessmen in an assault on the pilferage of as many Russian assets that they could steal while the chaos still ruled. I recall a catalog of Russian valuable for purchase here in the US that ran the gamut from gold lined, silver shot glasses to massive Russian samovars, all at bargain basement prices. A neighbor headed over there to secure lucrative aluminum commodity contracts and pocketed a fortune. Yes, I still have a pair of those shot glasses. This pillaging of the Motherland was, from what I understand, the catalyst that would bring Vlad Putin to power.

    So, we have a similar situation here today with so many Ukrainians hating and carrying out civil war on the Russians in that country, perhaps a precursor of what may soon happen here between the Looney Leftists and the rest of us that do not want to be told what to say or think of have sex with. Interesting that so many emails are going out touting Ukranian brides. Another rape and pillage for wealthy American business thugs and criminal Ukranian oligarchs? Yup, you betcha.

    • Paula D December 12, 2022 at 11:32 am #

      They were teaching Ukrainian children to hate Russians in school and in summer camps. There were schoolbooks written to teach them to hate.

      If there is anything the US is good at, it’s divide and conquer.

      Hence, CRT and Drag Queen Story Hour.

    • Beryl of Oyl December 12, 2022 at 11:38 am #

      I remember the media writing volumes on the suddenly wealthy oligarchs, but they never bothered to explain exactly how these people obtained their wealth.

      • Walter B December 12, 2022 at 12:10 pm #

        All you got to do is split the take with The Big Guy.

      • draupnir December 12, 2022 at 2:03 pm #

        I forget who it was who stated that at the base of every great forture is a great crime.

        • WadeWaters December 12, 2022 at 2:08 pm #

          Balzac.

          • Hereward the Woke December 13, 2022 at 6:12 am #

            No need to be rude, Wade!

          • Paula D December 13, 2022 at 12:25 pm #

            Ha,ha, Hereward.

            I used to work with a Syrian who went to a high class college somewhere in Europe.

            He said that his classmate was an Indian who stated matter-of-factly that his family was rich because his grandfather had murdered a rich man and taken his property.

            It rather shocked the Syrian to hear it stated so openly, but then he did quote Balzac.

        • Wizard of the Saddle December 12, 2022 at 4:15 pm #

          I believe this to be true more often than it is not. The greater the greed, the less ethical the person. Especially the “get rich quick” types.

      • Anthea December 12, 2022 at 2:56 pm #

        @ Beryl of Oyl:

        The called the oligarchs who gained their wealth from pillaging Russia, “self-made billionaires.”

        • Amman December 12, 2022 at 3:28 pm #

          LOL. So true.

        • Wizard of the Saddle December 12, 2022 at 4:16 pm #

          Yeah….lol….,they’re self-made alright. Just like Capone.

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

      ” gold lined, silver shot glasses”

      I wish you could post a picture of those. I’d love to see them.

    • Socrates-Detroit December 12, 2022 at 9:42 pm #

      We don’t have the Russian Army to come to our aid in the US…

      • Paula D December 13, 2022 at 12:27 pm #

        And the government is going after the Oathkeepers.

  3. CrusherMuldoon December 12, 2022 at 9:40 am #

    “And you don’t believe we’re on the eve of destruction”

  4. RaymondR December 12, 2022 at 9:43 am #

    Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap.

    Galatians 6:7

  5. NickelthroweR December 12, 2022 at 9:43 am #

    Greetings,

    The most vaaaxed demographic in the USA is the LGBTQ crowd followed by the purple-haired folks. They were told that every time a Maoist got vaaaaxed, a Conservative cried onto the linoleum floor of his doublewide.

    By kicking conservatives off of the platform, twitter was preaching to the choir. In my own small private poll, the people I know that are active on twitter have all taken the poison while the people I know that do not frequent twitter have not taken it.

    Given what we know now, one of those two groups made a terrible terrible decision.

    • lizharmon December 12, 2022 at 9:50 am #

      There’s a shit-ton of vax resistance on Twitter. People who were perfect strangers until recently but who in many cases are now connected. Takes balls, if you ask me, to put yourself out there in that manner, but they’re doing it every single day. They will be the ones to lead us out of this wilderness. If you don’t know these people exist and the courage they’ve exhibited, you’re part of the problem.

      • NickelthroweR December 12, 2022 at 10:15 am #

        I call bs on you. Anyone that spoke out against the vaaaaax was banned outright or shadowbanned as I was. Sure, it is easy to come out now. . . . when it is safe.

        As far as being part of the problem, you’ve got no clue what-so-ever who I am or who you are talking to. Stop acting like the Maoists.

        • MaryQueen December 12, 2022 at 1:26 pm #

          Actually, I never got banned for speaking out against the quacksines or calling covid19 a plandemic and hoax. But that’s because I didn’t have a lot of followers, and/or no one reported me.

          That seems to be why most people are suspended. If you get a big enough following, then you aren’t allowed any smack talk.

          • Anthea December 12, 2022 at 3:00 pm #

            @ MaryQueen:

            I was permanently banned from the Hub Pages forums for speaking out about covid. (That was before they came out with the vaccines.)

          • Beryl of Oyl December 12, 2022 at 3:51 pm #

            Probably. I forget the exact figure, but Alex Berenson was getting an astonishing number of ‘impressions’ just before they lowered the boom.

          • Hereward the Woke December 13, 2022 at 6:13 am #

            I was permanently banned from my family.

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

        Someone I know who was recently under threat of possibly being forced to take the shot or lose her job, just saw coworkers who were vaxxed get fired right before Christmas.

        They didn’t actually owe anyone the employment that they could make you get vaxxed to keep.

        • Disaffected December 12, 2022 at 11:13 am #

          That’s actually pretty funny when you think about it. But at least it undermines one of the key reasons to get vaxxed in the first place. Business will do what it’s gonna do – its “most precious resource,” its people – be damned.

        • Paula D December 12, 2022 at 11:34 am #

          They forced them to get injected and then they fired them?

          That doesn’t make me laugh, it makes me mad.

          • Beryl of Oyl December 12, 2022 at 11:43 am #

            No, they were getting ready to force them while cases went through the courts. Some of these people who weren’t following too closely assumed they had to do it eventually.

            Of course that assumption was based on the premise that the vaccine was a vaccine, and that you could catch covid and sprad it to others without actually being sick, but if you took the vaccine you were immune.

            Some of them thought they had a duty to others, based on outright lies by our government.

          • Jarek December 12, 2022 at 12:11 pm #

            Well don’t forget the “hero nurses” making angry masked faces against anti-lockdown protestors. Or anyone who questioned the madness. And of course the tic tok dances.

            I assume most of these self righteous types were the first to get vaxed – their just deserts.

          • Mike G December 12, 2022 at 9:39 pm #

            The medical profession is filled with quacks, never forget that.

          • Hereward the Woke December 13, 2022 at 6:15 am #

            Just to add to this, can we once and for all stop this “people were forced” BS. NO-ONE can force you to take the Vaxx.

          • Paula D December 13, 2022 at 12:28 pm #

            Coercion is a powerful weapon. Without a job in this country you are screwed.

            It doesn’t take long until you’re living under a bridge.

      • Amman December 12, 2022 at 10:23 am #

        A case of some people “looking at one another and realizing they need to work together or die.”

    • Rowdypiglet December 12, 2022 at 1:34 pm #

      I don’t rejoice in anyone’s downfall, injury, or death. But it has to be said that after those who were most zealous in promoting the vax meet the early ends that are their likely fate, the world will be a better place. I feel sorry for those who just took it in trust and whose trust was betrayed. I won’t ever forget or forgive that. But those who tormented others, tattled on them, got them fired, refused them medical treatment, pursued them with their idiotic mask mania – I won’t mourn them.

      • Anthea December 12, 2022 at 3:30 pm #

        @ Rowdypiglet:

        There was only one person (store manager at Sprouts) who pursued me around the store to tell me to put my mask on. There was also a cashier at Sprouts who refused to check me out because I refused to put on a mask, so one of the store managers checked me out.

        I don’t even think that those to deserve to die, necessarily. They just need their asses kicked.

        But the people who fired employees and the people who refused medical treatment need to do jail time. Like five or ten years.

        • Hereward the Woke December 13, 2022 at 6:16 am #

          And the Faucis, Bourlas, Walenskys and all political leaders in the US, NZ, Can and Aus who pushed them need to be on trial for their lives.

    • Cactus Girl December 12, 2022 at 2:06 pm #

      Hey! I have a purple streak (covers the grey) and I didn’t take it!

      • Wizard of the Saddle December 12, 2022 at 4:24 pm #

        No offense, but don’t you know that putting clown colored dye on your hair has become a major “Red Flag” to normal folks that there just might be something majorly wrong with you?

        Yeah – you’ll get attention darlin’, but it will all be of the wrong kind.

        You should lose the purple if you want to be taken seriously.

        Just sayin’ – take it or leave it – but it’s the truth.

        • hmuller December 12, 2022 at 10:51 pm #

          Lots of tattoos and body piercings don’t make anyone more attractive in my humble opinion. Why some women want to look like penitentiary alumni is beyond my understanding.

        • Suburban_elk December 14, 2022 at 4:57 pm #

          Wizard is 100 per cent on this. In this climate, any woman, girl, females, wearing unnaturally colored hair, or having a nose ring, or anything that is self mutilating or on the edge of that, is regarded by all Chads everywhere, as mentally unstable, to be avoided.

          (“Chads” are men of good blood genes and character. Chad generally goes with Stacy but is not always so discriminating.)

          The actual science word in ethology, for unnatural coloring which serves as a warning to the other animals, is Aposematism and the smart set, the intellectuals and the Chads, knows this word, as in the idea that unnatural color and nose rings is bad news, is well understood enough that Aposematism is a smart set zoomer meme.

          tldr- lose the Aposematism and lure in a Chad, or as close as you can get, while there is still time

          • hmuller December 15, 2022 at 11:25 am #

            So how would you describe “the hanging Chads?”

      • Hereward the Woke December 13, 2022 at 6:17 am #

        Where exactly is your purple street, Cactus girl, if one is allowed to ask such questions in this day and age?

      • Jarek December 13, 2022 at 12:54 pm #

        Yes, unnatural colored hair indicates a rebellion against the natural order. This is now basic knowledge among the better class of men.

        • justanotherguy December 13, 2022 at 2:18 pm #

          in the rainforest, nothing eats the brightly colored little frogs. they do make arrow poison after toasting their little bodies over the fire.

          very effective warning, that bright color. jus sayin

  6. rudyspeaks December 12, 2022 at 9:51 am #

    Just my usual reminder that the “Woke Left” (sic) is, like a rainbow, eye-catching and obvious, but devoid of actual substance. If you wanna see power, look where it’s always been: The Super-wealthy. THEY are where 20% of the Middle Class’s income went over the last 50 years (Rand Study), THEY control US government policies (Gilens & Page, Princeton Press). The cross-dressing gender-f-cks are simply intel agency diversion.

    • pyrrhus December 12, 2022 at 10:40 am #

      The Fed study says that $50 Trillion was syphoned away from the middle and working classes since 1970, to make the wealthy much wealthier…We see the effects of that robbery everywhere…

    • JohnAZ December 12, 2022 at 10:41 am #

      They are the Mob.

      • JohnAZ December 12, 2022 at 10:44 am #

        The same mob that ripped off middle America in Las Vegas and with drugs for decades and then went for it all taking over Washington DC. Note that their targets have not changed one iota,

        It is us.

        • DaveO907 December 12, 2022 at 11:14 am #

          I’ve thought for well over a decade now that the old Dons (circa Kefauver hearings) had indeed ‘wised up’ and were quite capable of reading the writings on the wall. They knew their blackmail would die with J Edgar Hoover so they upped their game by sending their scions to Wharton and easily greased them into power positions on Wall Street and other ‘legit’ professions that involved legally sanctioned larceny and other gross felonies. Having long since cemented their ties with the CIA/FBI, it had to have been a breeze of a transition. I see the U.S. as an extension of the Middle Ages Italian states in all of the pertinent and pernicious halls and corridors of power.
          What a massive and pernicious game they’ve (the Real Owners) played on so many generations of American rubes…
          I say that having been one such for most of my life.

          • Walter B December 12, 2022 at 11:24 am #

            Exactly what Jack and Bobby Kennedy feared and fought to their demise.

          • Islander December 12, 2022 at 11:27 am #

            “so they upped their game by sending their scions to Wharton and easily greased them into power positions on Wall Street and other ‘legit’ professions t”

            Yep.
            Including the law and then judgeships.

            This is the basic dynamic described and documented so well by Gus Russo. Sorry for cracked-record effect, but he really dug into this, with the Pritzker family as a poster child.

            The Jewish mob were best at the going-legit gambit.

          • Jarek December 12, 2022 at 12:16 pm #

            Thank you, Islander. Let’s not let the blame be shifted onto the Italians, the Chinese, or the Gays.

            The real Mob is the one that owns the Media and the Banks. The others work for them as individuals.

            It was fairly easy for them to rise since they were already on top in Europe.

        • Disaffected December 12, 2022 at 11:15 am #

          Well, capitalism is a winner take all game. They’re playing it for keeps.

          • justanotherguy December 13, 2022 at 2:21 pm #

            using that word, applied to this mess, renders it void of meaning.

        • Mike G December 12, 2022 at 9:51 pm #

          Exactly, the criminals are in charge now, in congress, the FBI, NSA anyone with boots on the ground and a fist in your face.

      • Night Owl December 12, 2022 at 12:13 pm #

        And the majority of the public are the marks. It is hilarously sad to see that it takes a guy like Elon Musk or someone of the level of notoriety and position in society to get some of the bleaters among us to begin to wake up.

        And even those semi-conscious bleaters likely have no idea that Musk may have an agenda all his own that is not necessarily in our best interests.

        Perhaps society deserves WEF slavery.

        • Jarek December 12, 2022 at 12:30 pm #

          Yes, he is neither all good or all bad. People who can only think in absolutes will never be able to see him. That’s not to say there are no absolutes. Fauci is an absolute liar and thus absolutely evil, at least in terms of common humanity. He may be a fine friend, brother, or husband of course. Many Mafioso were fine family men.

          • hmuller December 12, 2022 at 10:58 pm #

            As were many Naxi’s.

          • Jarek December 12, 2022 at 11:27 pm #

            And many good family men are good men overall.

            I know. Now you’re confused.

  7. Zoltar December 12, 2022 at 10:03 am #

    Slippery slopes being what they are, there can be no middle ground between free speech absolutism and effectively abrogating the First Amendment.

    Yes, uninhibited free speech does open a Pandora’s box, and impressionable people will become convinced of many things that are false, more than a few of which are malicious.

    But that is also true of today’s Corporate-State-managed “reality.” What makes this far worse is that much of the truth is kept from those wise enough to discern it, unavailable as an option for belief.

    At least in an environment in which all positions can be expressed, that which is true is given a fighting chance of competing with falsehood. And that would be a huge improvement over today’s arrangement, in which the ignorance of the credulous is not nearly as much of a problem as the things they “know” that just ain’t true.

    • Paula D December 12, 2022 at 11:37 am #

      You said it, Zoltar! The only defense against false speech is free speech.

      And no one puts out bullshit like our ruling overlords. They have the Mighty Wurlitzer to make their buillshit stick. All we have is social media.

      • Islander December 12, 2022 at 2:40 pm #

        “All we have is social media.”

        I was just thinking, what arena do we have other than social media (private property) and newspapers to write letters to (private property.).

        What we do still have is the public square. Literally, publicaly owned property. The post office, other public property.

        This thought may be pointless at this point in history, but we used to be able to hold up a sign on public property.

        Or, take to the streets.

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

      Yes, unless children are given I phones and access to pornography, the Republic will be lost!

    • Jarek December 12, 2022 at 12:34 pm #

      Once Paula and her peeps take over, free speech is immediately cancelled. They know their business far more than “conservatives” do. They conserve nothing and sell the rope that will be used to hang them – and us.

  8. DaveO907 December 12, 2022 at 10:09 am #

    It is quite astounding to observe the very foundations of Western Civilization crumbling from so many different sectors. Along with the hysteria accompanying it.
    The Ship is sinking, the rats have broken into the purser’s safe and are loading up their already stuffed pockets, but don’t seem to realize the pirates that have been so busy pilfering away via the politicians for all these decades have already stolen the lifeboats and punched holes in the remaining rafts. Nowhere to go but down, rats. Repeat after me: “He who dies with the most toys, wins.”

    • benr December 12, 2022 at 10:13 am #

      For reference just read the comments section of MSNBC and see the absolute insanity on display.

      • Walter B December 12, 2022 at 10:18 am #

        Sorry, but that would hurt too much. I cannot view anything that MySmallNonfunctioningBrainComplies spews out.

      • Hereward the Woke December 13, 2022 at 6:20 am #

        Or for a view from the other side of the fence, look at some of the Q sites and see how all this bad stuff is just “optics” and “comms” by the “white hats” in charge of the military as they get ready to take over DC.

    • Walter B December 12, 2022 at 10:15 am #

      Ah yes, but it IS entertaining to watch the show when the wealth hoarder croak and their silver-spooner spawn rip each other’s lungs out fighting over the spoils. Might explain why the Pharaohs buried they hoards with them.

      • Hereward the Woke December 15, 2022 at 9:39 am #

        Walter B: the first pyramid scheme?

    • SW December 12, 2022 at 4:41 pm #

      Dave — they’ve stolen all the life boats is right but what they failed to notice is no one knows where to go. Bill Gates owns the most farm land in America but has he hired anyone who actually knows how to farm? I don’t know. My guess is no — he probably has some goofy idea that technology is superior to experience.

      What seems to be ignored is the fact that skills have to be taught to the next generation or they completely disappear. And not just Youtube videos but day to day practice under the supervision of elders. Even simple skills like cooking or household repairs. I could count on one had the number of young women I know who can prepare a full meal. And that includes my daughters who had no interest in learning. Take out and frozen stuff is easy.

  9. Islander December 12, 2022 at 10:18 am #

    Nice essay, as usual, but not great.
    It carries a fatal weakness:

    “More likely, I hesitate to suggest, all these characters in one way or another are merely tools of history itself, as the world enters the darkest days of a Fourth Turning secular winter. As TS Eliot observed: “Humankind cannot bear too much reality.”

    No. This wishy-washy stuff is far below your intellectual acumen.
    This is not truth seeking but truth avoiding.
    Invoking “history” as a player is anti-intellectual. Feels like a copout. I was shocked when I read your now shopworn contention:

    “Of course, that aroused the widespread suspicion that these now-exposed nefarious operators in social media were merely tools for some murky plutocrat elite led by the likes of the WEF, Bill Gates, and George Soros. Could that be the greatest “conspiracy theory’ of all?”

    Shame on you for using the “conspiracy theory” phrase. At all. That phrase in an embarrassment.
    The fact is that there is a huge amount of evidence to support the theory that the WEF is a supranational organization with a one world government agenda.

    You decry the covid psy-op but apparently you think “history” planned it.

    Hmmmm.

    Hard to believe, coming from the author of The Long Emergency!!
    Invoking T. S. Eliot as an authority on what is going on today on Planet Earth just makes it worse.

    Islander– The point of The Long Emergency was that epochal trends were underway that were going to plunge Western Civ into disorder and decay. Especially energy resource and capital scarcity. What you’re trying to argue against is really a chicken-and-egg theory… did Schwab-Soros-WEF fuckery bring on a long emergency, or did a long emergency enable the former Apparently, you didn’t understand that argument… or the use of “conspiracy theory” as an ironic trope. — JHK Admin

    • Tate December 12, 2022 at 10:38 am #

      History woke up this morning, smoked a cigarette, took a shit, touched base with Davos, yawned, rolled over & got out of bed.

      • Blackbird December 12, 2022 at 12:59 pm #

        History took a shit before getting out of bed?

        Actually, that sounds about right…

        • MaryQueen December 12, 2022 at 1:33 pm #

          LOL!

        • Q. Shtik December 12, 2022 at 4:19 pm #

          History took a shit before getting out of bed? – Blackbird

          ===========

          LMFAO!! Very observant. But, believe it or not that is exactly what Peter did this morning. Bo was furious! One thing about Peter though, he’s never been a smoker.

          • Disaffected December 12, 2022 at 5:19 pm #

            Threw out the sheets I hope? Did she rub his nose in it first?

        • Hereward the Woke December 13, 2022 at 6:21 am #

          History according to Amber Heard, maybe.

          • crudgemudgeon December 13, 2022 at 1:09 pm #

            I love you guys

      • K-Chien December 12, 2022 at 1:44 pm #

        & got out of bed – In that order.

    • pyrrhus December 12, 2022 at 10:42 am #

      Yes, T.S.Eliot being from the immensely wealthy Eliot clan, centered around Boston and Harvard….

      • Anthea December 13, 2022 at 10:54 am #

        IMHO, Eliot was not much of a poet–just a pretentious bore–and just about ideal to present to young people, if you’d like them to learn to despise poetry. Compare Eliot to Tennyson, Burns, or Yeats–or Coleridge.

        • Jarek December 13, 2022 at 1:00 pm #

          He was Apollonian, not Dionysian as classically poets are. Thus Plato said to crown them and drive them out of the city. Beautiful drunks telling beautiful lies.

          Eliot was into telling the Truth in a beautiful way. America was far too crude for him – an Anglophile thru and thru. He never felt comfortable until he was established there.

          He was no hero of course. He told the Truth about the growing Jewish power, but he shut up when it that was no longer acceptable – after they had triumphed.

    • canuk December 12, 2022 at 11:02 am #

      That’s where you are wrong, Islander-Soros, Gates, Schwab they are but messenger boys, they are not ‘leaders’.

      The reptiles they work for will remain nameless-but that’s the info we so desperately need.

      • hmuller December 12, 2022 at 11:08 pm #

        I agree. Yet to say there are evil, non human players in all this, gets one labelled as a bit eccentric in this forum.
        I think it was Terence McKenna who said the UFO narrative is a fiction to hide a far more disturbing truth.

      • justanotherguy December 13, 2022 at 2:29 pm #

        the info is worthless, because we can guess , and

        it won’t matter until their heads can be made to roll freely.

    • Billy Hill December 12, 2022 at 11:20 am #

      PM = Precious Metal

      Not sure how a reference to a well-known phrase of TS Eliot’s amounts to citing him as an authority on what’s going on today on planet earth.

      Nevertheless his Four Quartets stands as the distilled wisdom of one who was at the height of his poetic powers. In my humble opinion of course. Yes, one might argue that he was positioning himself as an authority.

      It does take a certain amount of ego just to get out of bed in the morning.

      Also, his ancestors were indeed “those” Eliots. His immediate family was comfortably middle class, and he was born in St Louis, MO. Yes, he attended Harvard College during what might be described as a high point in American liberal arts education. A biographer points out “…Eliot not only read the contemporary philosopher Henri in French, but “he also read Patanjali in the original Pali, the ‘Upanishads’ in Sanskrit, Heraclitus in Greek, Kant in German, Dante in Italian” and Spinoza in Latin.

      Now I suppose the above accomplishments still do not confer Authority-to-opine-and be respected but in my again humble view it ain’t a bad start.

      • Islander December 12, 2022 at 11:36 am #

        “Now I suppose the above accomplishments still do not confer Authority-to-opine-and be respected but in my again humble view it ain’t a bad start.”

        My beef is not with Eliot, nor with the idea of citing him (or any great poet or writer), nor, actually, with this particular quote, but with the use to which the quote is put—the truth-burying “don’t-look-here-it’s-all-murky” proposition it is used to support.

        BTW, there is nothing “murky” about the WEF agenda.

        JHK seems to don special “murkifying’ glasses when it comes to the WEF.

        • Night Owl December 12, 2022 at 12:10 pm #

          I tend to agree. It is globocap (banks and corporations) working in unison to write history. It is that simple.

          The agenda must be implemented, as they desire a centralized system of control.

          There is little evidence for resource scarcity that cannot be overcome through ingenuity, population overshoot (the most comical idea of all), or climate change that is out of the ordinary.

          There is however mountains of evidence that these narratives are used to usher in tyranny.

          • Jarek December 13, 2022 at 1:04 pm #

            Yes, the union of which are the Four Great Funds which own mostly everything. One Fund owns the controlling interest in the key industries. And that one is controlled by the one that is not transparent and does not list its shareholders. Who could they be but the Rothschilds and other old banking families?

    • Islander December 12, 2022 at 11:55 am #

      I did miss that “conspiracy theory” was used ironically. Mea culpa.

      However, despite the scare quos, you do seem to be using the phrase straight, namely, you do label as a conspiracy theory ” the widespread suspicion that these now-exposed nefarious operators in social media were merely tools for some murky plutocrat elite led by the likes of the WEF, Bill Gates, and George Soros.”

      The words/phrases “nefarious,” “some murky plutocrat elite,” “the likes of,” and others you chose IMHO clearly signal your actual attitude, that this whole Klaus Schwab/”elites” thing is a joke.

      Furthermore, any use of this CIA-concocted phrase reinforces the intended framing and for that reason alone IMHO it should be avoided. It is designed to misdirect, mislead, and, worst, ridicule serious inquiry.

      Re “What you’re trying to argue against is really a chicken-and-egg theory… did Schwab-Soros-WEF fuckery bring on a long emergency, or did a long emergency enable the former.”

      I did and do not argue against this.

      The interplay between historic and natural forces and individuals and groups made up of individuals, including intergenerational groups, is a classic theme. That is exactly what truth seekers are trying to understand.

      The personified character History has no interest in hiding the machinery.

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

        Well said. You are on fire this morning. Conspiracy Theory – yeah, like the “theory” of gravity. It’s a Fact.

        And once the Conspirators are known, then all of the 20th century (and even earlier) must be reevaluated – especially WW2. The National Socialists fought the Conspirators, we fought for them. It’s as simple as that.

        • wokethis December 12, 2022 at 10:15 pm #

          If I may, in addition to Islander’s comment that it is designed to misdirect, mislead and ridicule serious inquiry I will add:
          Conspiracy Theory is a phrase used when the truth starts to poke through the lies. They call it that so that you do not look too closely. The intent is to intimidate critical thought. People also use this phrase when confronted with an issue that frightens them or that they do not understand.

      • gustafson.robert.22 December 12, 2022 at 12:45 pm #

        I’m with JHK. The One World Order, WEF agenda is overemphasized by many today, especially by those who wish to ignore fundamental environmental and resource causes for contemporary events… though I know that’s not you particularly, Islander.

        For me, WEF stuff is merely another facet of, wrinkle in the wide playing field. If every WEF player died tomorrow (which would be great, it’s true)… not a whole lot would change in the macro picture. Biodiversity loss, trespasses on population and resource extraction limits… limits to growth generally.. would still be in full effect as before, just without the Right’s favorite scapegoat/escapism totem.

        • gustafson.robert.22 December 12, 2022 at 12:47 pm #

          There’s such a thing as WEF Derangement Syndrome.

          • GreenAlba December 12, 2022 at 2:10 pm #

            The WEF agenda is the one that needs to be resisted most urgently at the moment. If they get their way you won’t even be able to discuss any of the issues in the very near future.

          • gustafson.robert.22 December 12, 2022 at 4:14 pm #

            The WEF agenda probably won’t affect me much. I live in the middle of nowhere. There’s fishing and local ag. I work off the books. Not to say I don’t care what happens in the cities, or to those more tied to corporate careers, banking, etc. But, the idea is to get free of these things. The best way to counterract the WEF is to get free of these things.

            Longer term, some of these WEF policies may be inevitable. If they don’t do it, any other govt will eventually themselves. The drivers of these things aren’t going away. The thing to do is get as clear of the worst problem areas as possible, and, in my opinion, try to encourage consciousness of the bigger picture, and promote localized resources.

          • GreenAlba December 12, 2022 at 5:34 pm #

            OK, I’ll rephrase that, GR. For us lesser mortals without precious metals/land/country property/youth and strength/personal weaponry, resisting the WEF agenda is the most urgent thing.

          • gustafson.robert.22 December 12, 2022 at 6:19 pm #

            I hear you.

            I’m not sure there can be any monumental changes in a decade, say. There’s a lot of inertia and momentum for the status quo, WEF or no WEF.

            When things do shift, nobody will have it made, anywhere. Not in the cities, or the country, or in the hallowed WEF halls, my opinion..

          • Why_weren't_we_asked_about_Degrowth December 13, 2022 at 12:00 am #

            The WEF agenda is what they allow us to see and hear. Are they so emboldened that they openly reveal their intentions to the masses?

            As far as the long emergency goes, there can be to truths. 1) The world is running out of resources and the EROI is shrinking further each year. 2) We are be told that we must abandon the remainder of our resources or risk catastrophic climate change.

            We will be forced into resource poverty while our the PTB build a riggged block chain settlement ledger of carbon credits and then force fire sales of credits around the world to keep their yachts and jets

          • gustafson.robert.22 December 13, 2022 at 7:25 am #

            WEEAAD:

            I’m suggesting people should worry more about themselves and less about these ultimately impotent (if your eyes are open and you don’t walk blindly into traps) rich people and their silly dreams of endless yachting.

          • hmuller December 13, 2022 at 9:05 am #

            Ok Gustafson, you are a rock, you are an island. You are untouchable out there in your mini-Xanadu.
            That’s what Dr Zhivago thought in his little cabin in the middle of Siberia. But the Bolshevik cavalry found him nonetheless.

          • gustafson.robert.22 December 13, 2022 at 11:03 am #

            Naw, muller, I didn’t say that. I said it’s simply the best way to counter WEFism—exiting the system—not that anyone’s (certainly not mine) setup is very impenetrable.

          • gustafson.robert.22 December 13, 2022 at 11:08 am #

            But, I’m more worried about general collapse issues than WEF specifically.

          • GreenAlba December 13, 2022 at 2:54 pm #

            “Ok Gustafson, you are a rock, you are an island. ”

            You don’t post much these days, hmuller, but you often cause me a quiet giggle when you do.

            And now I have a vision of Rod Steiger arriving at my front door, sporting a mean face and a syringe.

    • Happy Days December 12, 2022 at 6:27 pm #

      @Islander

      History is today tomorrow, a continuum, and as per Burnt Norton we are where the dance is.

      Switching poets, in this moment in time we are the inheritors

      The cloud-capp’d tow’rs, the gorgeous palaces,
      The solemn temples, the great globe itself,
      Yea, all which it inherit…

      It is us and our passage through time that gives rise to everything including our leaders and our circumstances. They are the collective product of our our succeeding generations and as per all turnings, not just the Fourth, we nurtured them into existence.

      Never did a Trump or Gandhi or a Gates or a Soros arise from nothing and exist in some sort of vacuum. They are mathematical vectors, they have a magnitude and direction that is the product of us!

  10. MrMangoOnMyShoulder December 12, 2022 at 10:24 am #

    Half of Twitter is appalled that Musk is even attempting to allow free speech (which is now universally termed “hate speech” if it isn’t in the NYT) on the platform.

    “We need that regulation for our safety!”

    “Govern me harder, Daddy!”

    The other half finds the whole thing hilarious. Really an interesting dichotomy in the country right now. The strangest part to me is that some of the supposed smartest among us are the least mentally malleable when it comes to forming their own actual opinion.

    Overnight, the name Musk has become synonymous with Trump in a large part of my peer circle. No matter what the story is about him, he’s an alt-right, racist, homophobic POS now. I have no expectation that these folks will ever change that stance, until the NYT tells them to. Or until their cush jobs dwindle and they have worry for things the real world historically poses as a problem to humanity.

    • canuk December 12, 2022 at 11:05 am #

      Most of these ‘smartest among us’ are employees, bribed. and/or blackmailed so they ‘go along to get along’.

    • Islander December 12, 2022 at 11:37 am #

      “Overnight, the name Musk has become synonymous with Trump in a large part of my peer circle. No matter what the story is about him, he’s an alt-right, racist, homophobic POS now. ”

      Yep. And we have some victims of MDS right there at CFN!!

    • Beryl of Oyl December 12, 2022 at 11:50 am #

      Musk got booed at a Dave Chapelle show.

      Evidently if you are for the First Amendment you automatically become a White Supremacist.

    • Jarek December 12, 2022 at 12:45 pm #

      Yeah, ol’ Dave knows the problem, but he doesn’t like the solution. He just want more Big Government Gibs for his Peeps, but a good Big Government like in the old days.

      He doesn’t have Ye’s spiritual purity that allows Ye to know that everything must change.

    • Rowdypiglet December 12, 2022 at 2:22 pm #

      Long before the world went insane, I’d noticed that as most people grew older, no matter how smart they were, they became less and less able to change their minds about anything that was fundamental to their world view. They’d acknowledge they were wrong, but would still keep on with their usual mode of thinking because it was comfortable and they seemed unable to give it up. After a certain age, a Democrat never became a Republican nor the other way round.

      I suspect that inclination is doubly true for the highly indoctrinated, the people who have CNN turned on in their homes 24/7 and believe in Rachel Maddow like they used to believe in what the priest told them. The admission that they’ve been lied to would bring every aspect of their world tumbling down around them. And then there’s the realization that they’ve allowed themselves to be injected with poison and can now do nothing but wait to see how it will manifest in their bodies.

    • Hereward the Woke December 13, 2022 at 6:25 am #

      It’s truly hilarious hearing all these beardy beta guy lefties telling us how democracy can only be saved by crushing free speech.

    • gustafson.robert.22 December 13, 2022 at 10:59 am #

      Nobody who matters thinks degree-havers with plush urban/semi-urban housing and Christmas-card families are “smartest among us”; in fact mainly its only these suburban drones who do think this, of themselves..

      • MrMangoOnMyShoulder December 13, 2022 at 7:39 pm #

        I was merely referring to level of education. Those with doctorates are ‘supposed’ to be the smartest among us. And I was pointing out that they are not streetwise…merely book-educated. If they read it in school, it’s true. If they remember it, they’re smahhht. According to them.

    • TPTB-USA December 14, 2022 at 12:36 am #

      “Overnight, the name Musk has become synonymous with Trump in a large part of my peer circle.”

      Are they cursing the day they purchased their Tesla?

      • MrMangoOnMyShoulder December 14, 2022 at 11:07 am #

        Not the ones I know. They love giving people a ribbing about gas prices, and the fact that they have no catalytic converter to steal. I can handle the ribbing…their situation makes the Tesla viable for now. It’s a neat toy.

        • TPTB-USA December 16, 2022 at 2:45 pm #

          But with MDS, surely it takes the joy out of the commute?

  11. docmartin December 12, 2022 at 10:28 am #

    I’ve decided to call the comment section the piggyback blog section. How pathetic that comments are as long or even longer than Mr Kunstler’s blog . It’s time for you frustrated and narcissistic essay writers to write your own blog.

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder December 12, 2022 at 10:32 am #

      Kunstler: 765 words

      Longest comment: 441 words

      Average comment: 150 words (approx)

      • malthuss December 12, 2022 at 11:46 am #

        are you doing the work Qstik wont?

        • MrMangoOnMyShoulder December 12, 2022 at 2:08 pm #

          Ha, no sir. Just did a quick copy and paste of what I saw above in the thread to grab a word count.

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder December 12, 2022 at 10:38 am #

      Perhaps you would prefer a Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down comment system instead?

      Personally, I come here for the roast, but stay for the pie and coffee.

      • K-Chien December 12, 2022 at 2:45 pm #

        Good pie and coffee today.

    • Walter B December 12, 2022 at 11:00 am #

      In my long career of writing contracts, specifications, and all forms of other documentation, I developed the belief that conveying information or even just a point is far better accomplished by using enough words to do so and avoiding shortcuts such as LOL, IMHO, and WTF.

      “Sorry Majesty if there are too many notes. Which notes do you suggest I cut out?”

    • canuk December 12, 2022 at 11:16 am #

      I find the comments, for the most part, informative with diverse views. I find the same at the Zerohedge comment section-some talented smart people, it is much the same here if not better. the ZH.

      If you don’t find the ‘comments’ interesting then don’t read them.

      • Not_GeorgeT December 12, 2022 at 11:20 am #

        “If you don’t find the ‘comments’ interesting then don’t read them.”

        What an original thought!!! 🙂

        • canuk December 12, 2022 at 1:29 pm #

          Thanks, bro

      • farmgal December 12, 2022 at 2:12 pm #

        @canuk – I’ve been at Zero Hedge since forever and the quality of commenters has decreased dramatically, especially over the last five or six years. It’s like a thrust and parry contest of who can be the snarkiest. Occasionally I run across some good ones but they are the exception.

        And, I might add, the quality of articles has suffered as well. During the Fukashima crisis ZH was my go to site even before the news. Those days pretty much ceased when Tyler was bought out by ABC, I think. But old habits die hard and it’s still my first visit of the day

        • Happy Days December 12, 2022 at 5:33 pm #

          Tyler is ABC, it’s a different company.

        • Anthea December 12, 2022 at 8:47 pm #

          My recollection is that Zerohedge was suddenly flooded with liberal posters during Trump’s first run for president. It was as if every liberal in the US suddenly discovered it and felt obliged to attack this basically conservative bastion.

          While the quality of a great many of the comments on Zerohedge is really shitty (ungrammatical, misspelled, subliterate, and often just silly), there are still many worthwhile comments. I’m interested in knowing what’s going on in other parts of the country, as I live in a kind of rural bubble where almost everyone I know is on the same page with JHK and most of the commenters here, and most are deeply involved with their church. When they’re not talking about their favorite devotions or some upcoming church event, they’re talking about firewood and next year’s garden, or planning to swing by I. Donnelly’s the next time they are “up in the city” to pick out a new rosary. This is also true of literally all of my Facebook friends–except most of them are Protestants–and they are much occupied with recipes, the home business, the kids and grandkids, renovating their house on their 40-acre property, and bagging a deer or three.

          So I am often dumbfounded to read comments about what’s going on “up in the city,” or in the land of liberals in general.

          I still like Tickerforum, which still has some good commenters, but it’s not like it used to be when it was still a forum of gargantuan size, where you could have long conversations with hundreds of intelligent, knowledgeable people. (Karl got tired of managing it after ten or fifteen years.) Most of the people still commenting there, while still often quite knowledgeable, tend to be ass-kissers.

          You also used to get first-hand reports of current events. During the California wildfires, which must have been in 2006 or 2007-ish (I forget when exactly), many people who were on the ground there posted personal accounts of what was going on in their area, along with pictures. It was fascinating.

          That’s a lot of what you get from reading comments: There are people who are right in the thick of some current event and can tell you about it.

          • benr December 13, 2022 at 9:31 am #

            The raging firestorm at least in San Diego was 2008.

          • Paula D December 13, 2022 at 12:38 pm #

            First hand knowledge of current events is what Twitter used to be for.

            I don’t remember when the fires were, but I had a fb friend who was a prepper. Had big stashes of food and water, a garden, etc.

            And then the fires came and made her homeless and stashless.

    • BackRowHeckler December 12, 2022 at 11:29 am #

      Doc, Jim doesn’t seem to mind. He’s been known to kick people out if they piss him off or get out of control. I for one find this comment section pretty interesting; lot of smart people posting in here. The fact that I don’t agree with everyone’s perspective makes it even better.

      • canuk December 12, 2022 at 1:30 pm #

        Amen

    • Alzaebo December 12, 2022 at 11:36 am #

      So when you throw a party, you demand everyone stay in separate rooms? What a wet blanket.

    • Jarek December 12, 2022 at 12:47 pm #

      If you like it short, try twitter. Attention spans ain’t what they used to be. People are busy! Lincoln and Douglas debated for hours – on the level of a high school graduate. Now we elect actual retards.

    • K-Chien December 12, 2022 at 1:51 pm #

      It’s time for you frustrated and narcissistic essay writers to write your own blog.

      I do, click on my name on top of this comment. Green names are links. I have free speech with no third party blogspot BS between my keyboard and your eyes.

    • Islander December 12, 2022 at 2:48 pm #

      “It’s time for you frustrated and narcissistic essay writers to write your own blog.”

      Why, Doc Grinch?

      When the essays on this blog are so thought-provoking?

    • Anthea December 12, 2022 at 7:58 pm #

      @ docmartin:

      I read the comments with great enjoyment. They often “flesh out” or elucidate JHK’s blog. Most of us here want to know what other people are thinking and experiencing.

    • Hereward the Woke December 13, 2022 at 6:25 am #

      Yet here you are. Your comments are longer than mine.

  12. Beryl of Oyl December 12, 2022 at 10:31 am #

    “Once 8 billion people figure out that it’s 2 000 people making the world a shitplace
    – what do you think is gonna happen?”

    https://twitter.com/MichaelBurea/status/1599492846049931265?s=20&t=toPJmO3dm3krxu9rAotx9Q

    I don’t know, people have been so conditioned to believe they have to ask permission for everything they want to do in life, and that the authorities are whoever the government says they are, that they will endure almost any injury and just wish it will be over soon.

    Maybe the WEF wanting to kill all our pets over fake climate change will be the trigger, I don’t know.

    • pyrrhus December 12, 2022 at 10:44 am #

      That would definitely be the 3d rail…Choosing between these WEF criminals and their dupes vs our pets would be a very easy decision…

    • Alzaebo December 12, 2022 at 11:38 am #

      They’ve never seen John Wicke, then.

    • Paula D December 12, 2022 at 11:45 am #

      Back in 2020 they ran that one up the flagpole to see if it would fly.

      “Your dog or cat can give you covid!”

      The most common reaction I saw from the proles was “Anyone who tries to kill my dog will become dog food”.

      They dropped that one pretty quickly. Do they think they can bring it back now that the proles are even more brainwashed?

      Let me say again that anyone that tries to kill my dogs will become dog food.

      They have been warned.

      • Beryl of Oyl December 12, 2022 at 11:54 am #

        I’m wondering now if that Canadian brand of pet food that was made in China and killed pets was a trial run.

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

          Uh oh. What if those who become dog food are vaxed?

          I hope they are safe for my dogs to eat.

        • GreenAlba December 12, 2022 at 2:25 pm #

          Our dog eats a mixture of tinned food and dry kibble. It’s been about 2 years since the supply of kibble started drying up at Sainsbury’s, from whom I get a delivery every 6 weeks or so because it’s so damned heavy and we don’t have a car.

          First the Pedigree stuff for big dogs disappeared (the dog doesn’t care in the slightest what size the pieces are) so we had to buy ‘small dog’ kibble. Then the Pedigree brand disappeared altogether so we changed to a more ‘niche’ one (Sainsbury’s own brand was cheaper but affected her gut in a way that made picking up after her not pleasant). Then the niche brand disappeared too and there is no kibble apart from Sainsbury’s own, so my husband has taken to getting anything that the local shops happen to stock, one small bag at a time.
          I’m wondering if there’s something going on. I know kibble is pretty shite anyway but could they be closing down one brand after another so that all that is left is supermarkets’ own brands that are easier to mess with, to do the dogs harm?

          • benr December 12, 2022 at 5:02 pm #

            Costco brand kibble and they deliver.
            Fed my dog that stuff for 14 years she was healthy and active till her hips gave out and they have pallets of it stacked to the moon.

          • GreenAlba December 12, 2022 at 5:29 pm #

            Thanks, ben. A long, long time ago, I used to have a Costco card. Before I ditched the car.

          • Paula D December 12, 2022 at 6:21 pm #

            That is scary, Green Alba. Maybe they are cutting off the dog food to force people to kill their dogs.

          • Paula D December 12, 2022 at 6:23 pm #

            Hopefully, it will blow back on them when people turn to other sources.

            Fauci Kibble has a certain ring to it.

            The slogan can be: “This one’s for the beagles!”

          • GreenAlba December 12, 2022 at 8:10 pm #

            Yes, one for the beagles, indeed. What an absolute psychopath.

          • Anthea December 12, 2022 at 9:03 pm #

            I used to feed Pedigree, but I started buying dog food at Sam’s Club about a year ago, and I don’t think they carry it. Walmart has always had Pedigree, whenever I’ve needed a bag to tide me over till I can get to Sam’s Club. My dog also gets a lot of pretty choice leftovers–because, as I am an old person who doesn’t eat much, there is often stuff in the fridge (like the last of a meatloaf) that has been in there too long.

          • MaryQueen December 12, 2022 at 9:51 pm #

            I buy only human-grade dog food because I want them to feel great and have less vet bills (win/win). Sometimes I just prepare their food myself.

            It is a big production when I do that, but it’s so much better for them.

            So basically, they eat as well as any human would. Meat, veggies, fish oil supplement, pumpkin, cheese, etc.

          • Paula D December 13, 2022 at 12:46 pm #

            Wasn’t Neil Ferguson the same dude who ordered the killing of farmer’s sheep?
            I remember reading about a farmer trying to stop a soldier from methodically shooting his sheep.

            Ferguson Kibble sounds like a tasty and nutritious addition to your dog’s diet.

          • GreenAlba December 13, 2022 at 2:45 pm #

            Probably, Paula. His MO is creating scares, whether re humans or livestock.

            I don’t believe any of this bird flu stuff just now – it just fits too well with the overall agenda of having people permanently concerned about epidemics and pandemics (as well as suppressing the food supply). Soon people will have forgotten that life wasn’t a permanent public health issue.

            We used to get great duck eggs from our corner shop. They were supplied by fairly local poulty farmer who supplied all the duck eggs in Edinburgh – to butchers’ and small shops, rather than supermarkets. Near the start of covid, she lost her entire duck flock for the second time and gave up ducks entirely. At the time I just thought it was a shame (primarily for her) but now I wonder if it was the Neil Ferguson strain of bird flu that they had and if they were just culled according to the programme.

          • Paula D December 13, 2022 at 3:25 pm #

            We need to cull the ones who use their power for evil, not the animals.

            They are contaminating our lives and attacking our children. It boggles the mind that we allow these demons to continue.

    • John001 December 13, 2022 at 9:04 am #

      There was an outcry in the UK and NZ in 2009 when the architects Robert and Brenda Vale (formerly UK, emigrated to NZ 20 yrs ago) wrote a book ‘Now is the Time to Kill the Dog’.

      I looked online and there seems to be a UK legal right to keep up to 50 chickens in your back garden. I think there must have been court cases many years ago that went in favour of ‘the little people’, so the authorities tried to limit the ‘damage’ by picking a number.

  13. JohnAZ December 12, 2022 at 10:33 am #

    Once in a while, I disagree with the gist of the blog. Today is one.

    We are not being busted by the Left Deep State in the electorate by social media. We are being busted by the ever changing demographics as more and more socialists, people who will vote for the enhancement of the government, people who believe the government is the replacement for decency and morality and the government will always be there to give them resources. These people are too stupid to understand what this blog is even talking about. The will not even pay attention to what Musk is disclosing because they have witnessed much worse. Musk is decrying what he has witnessed in this country, but only as,all minority is listening.

    The Leftist program of dumping socialists into this country is a tremendous success. Two sources, kids and immigrants, with floods of both. Both because they are too dumb and inexperienced to know the difference and they take their freedoms for granted. They are willing to give away their liberty for loans paid off or a gimme state for illegals. California wants UBI, a Silicon Valley conceived nightmare, the end of fiscal integrity.

    The Mob has always fed upon the misfortunes of others. That will just increase in the future as the Deep State is nothing but East Coast Mob. One person, one, has indicated that she is done with the agents of the Mob. Kyrsten better be watching her butt over the next two years.

    The vote has been compromised. Their is no way to prove it in a judicial society based on supporting the Liberal Deep State. IMHO, it is easy to understand what is happening in the close elections that Dems win consistently. Get the illegals and legals to fill out ballots in large numbers. Track the elections until late in the day, find out what it will take to win and in the cities, release enough illegal ballots to win. Doable? Very, and pretty untraceable in a judicial society that refuses to investigate the possibility. People who think that the border is being kept wide open by DC for future votes better think again, they are voting now under Dem control.

    The only answer is secession, Balkanization. The Blue Mob and their corruption is in control of this country and no force is strong enough to counter their power. The only one that seemed able to fight them has been compromised to the point of ineffectivity. Politically leaving this Mob led corrupted mess is the only solution for any one giving a damn about the dreams of the founding fathers.

    • canuk December 12, 2022 at 11:20 am #

      I agree with your premise but you miss one crucial function: the Left are brainwashing our kids from Kindergarten to Grad school-and they print/graduate 10 MM or so every year.

      That , in my humble opinion, is a greater factor than immigration.

      • Mick December 12, 2022 at 11:25 am #

        I figure the first chance that it could ‘turn blue’ may be around the end of the next decade. But my bet would be well into the 2040s. The leftist brainwashing in public schools is mostly effective in the largest cities and their suburbs. All of the other places I mentioned? As in 90 percent of the 252 counties….. Nope. Parents are watching schools there more closely, and they are not tolerating leftist woke BS. Even the suburban school districts are getting an earful from parents these days.

        • Mick December 12, 2022 at 11:28 am #

          Edit to add….Sorry canuk. I thought you were replying to me below. Doh!

          • canuk December 13, 2022 at 9:36 am #

            No probs, bud

      • JohnAZ December 12, 2022 at 11:30 am #

        I do not disagree. As I said, kids are too dumb and impressionable to made good decisions. Their loan status makes them suckers for gimme artists.

        How about a double whammy, the DACA kids?

        • Not_GeorgeT December 12, 2022 at 12:13 pm #

          “Their loan status makes them suckers for gimme artists” to a point. Hussein and his handlers set up a situation, sold the need for higher education (for most learning a trade would have been better) and removed the possibility of legal dissolution of the particular debt system they created to redistribute wealth while essentially instituting indentured servitude by a different name. Result is a manner of enslavement of an undereducated young generation.

          My offspring chose trades. They can actually build useful stuff.

          • SW December 12, 2022 at 5:42 pm #

            Debt peonage is an effective way of managing the young population. Notice with the Biden’s proposal to “forgive” part of the student debt there was nothing said about reducing tuition — the root cause of this debt. So the problem will just roll on and keep every graduation class strapped for cash.

            You have smart offspring 🙂

      • Hereward the Woke December 13, 2022 at 6:48 am #

        The Leftists will never be defeated politically. What will destroy them is that their belief system is at odds with reality. Their system will continue until it no longer can. Then it will collapse and other forces more attuned to reality will take over.

    • Walter B December 12, 2022 at 11:43 am #

      Yes John, it started with the Feds making a deal with Lucky Luciano to police the Port of New York during World War II went full bore with Santo Trafficante, Carlos Marcello, and Sam Giancana in the plots to murder Castro. It has resulted in the predictions that Bobby Kennedy made in “The Enemy Within” coming to pass.

      Having grown up in places where organized crime flourished, those of us who avoided illicit activities had no cause to fear the organized crime faction because they left most ordinary people alone. Now that they have taken over the government, I am concerned that forcing compliance on everyone, as with the vaccine and shutdown mandates, indicates that this is changing for the worst. The enforcement of compliance on all is not so much criminal as it is demonic. Frankly I fear a far more sinister Master behind all of this than some mere human criminal.

      • JohnAZ December 12, 2022 at 12:15 pm #

        And it is not Joe Blow.

      • Jarek December 12, 2022 at 12:55 pm #

        There it is. Once you start using the word, “Mob” you get people to focus on the Italians – who are largely now out of business in favor of the Columbians, Mexicans, Russians, etc.

        Misses the point completely. Who is “legit” and really running things?

        In terms of the weekend commentary: Any government or administration of a White nation that allows its capital city to be turned Brown, is not legit. They are criminals, be they Labor or Conservatives, or anything else.

        London is now Londonistan. Maybe the Hindus can turn it into Calcutta. But it’s not English any more in any case.

      • MaryQueen December 12, 2022 at 2:44 pm #

        In a Whitney Webb interview by Jimmy Dore, she explains how the various mobs joined forces then became “legit” by working with the deep state and people in power. Note that there aren’t ‘turf wars’ like there used to be in the 1930s, 1940s, etc. Because they do all their dirty work as legitimate white-collar businesses.

    • Not_GeorgeT December 12, 2022 at 12:06 pm #

      “The only answer is secession, Balkanization” (JAZ)

      I see these as two separate items.

      Years back I figured Balkanization was in play as ‘the plan’ to destroy the country. Defining terms, can we agree ‘Balkanization’ as: balkanize: [verb] to break up (a region, a group, etc.) into smaller and often hostile units. This is from Mirriam-Webster. Defining terms and agreeing on the definition is a step along the way for free (just) discussion.

      Would it be correct to offer ‘Balkanization’ as being well along, following its line of progress? In general terms we have the ‘Coasts’: an East Coast old-line establishment and a ‘Left’ Coast socialism/communism becoming more ‘progressive’, ‘woke’ or (fill in the blank___) which runs against the system put in place by the Founders as authors of the Constitution.

      Then we have ‘fly-over country’ which is sparser in population and tremendously larger by land mass. Defined as the vast area between the coasts clearly bounded by two oceans on one side, and far less clever regarding boundary as the attempt to define leads towards the ‘fly-over’ area.

      If Balkanization is well-developed, is it like Humpty Dumpty after the fall from the wall? If yes, does this offer a different course from secession? If the Union of States agrees to subdivide in some manner is this secession?

      Secession: [noun] formal withdrawal from an organization; also from Mirriam-Webster to maintain source consistency.

      In the 1860’s secession was settled by force of arms. It was a Constitutional Crisis settled outside the courts, which were at inception purposed with settling disputes between the States.

      If the Union of States agrees to subdivide in some manner is a ‘settled by force of arms’ condition averted?

      If uncontrolled Balkanization occurs, does it devolve spontaneously with violence?

      Where is the line between secession and balkanization drawn? Certainly the secession lines are not so clear in 2022-2023 as might have been the case in the late 1850’s through the 1860’s.

      Food for thought, thanks for your post which sparked mine.

      • canuk December 12, 2022 at 1:36 pm #

        It is abundantly clear the what is the difference between ‘Balkanization and secession”

        Balkanizatiuon occurs when a larger power fragments (politically, militarily) a smaller power into pieces to the greater power’s benefit (see East and West Germany; Yugoslavia).

        Secession is when a state within a state wants to secede from the larger entity; (see Crimea; US Civil war; Donbass)

        • Paula D December 12, 2022 at 6:26 pm #

          And then there are the troubles right now in the Balkans, where the US is trying to get Kosovo to be a separate country, by seceding from Serbia.

          The US has a giant military base in Kosovo. They stole the land from a farmer, built the base, and use it to run drugs, train terrorists and traffic humans and human organs.
          They obviously have a great deal of influence there.

          Russia has stated that they will not put up with more US bombing of Serbia.

          • Not_GeorgeT December 13, 2022 at 9:42 pm #

            Troubles in the Balkans…

            They do (airbase), I’m working from memory here, it was under Clinton of the blue dress stains.

            Primarily it is a giant helicopter base (big base with lots of helicopters, some big some not so big). It might (memory here) be the largest US base in Europe.

            Stolen from a farmer? I don’t know, but it fits the usual narrative. I’m with it it until shown otherwise. Built from scratch, as the saying goes. The mere thought gives me pain in the wallet.

            All the goings-on listed I’ll consider correct. Again, it’s SOP for the empire run by 3-letter agencies.

            Moving a bit in reverse, the only two organizations to successfully mount resistance in Balkans during WW2 were the christian (Catholic?) Church and the communists led by Tito. Tito, much more of a partisan force leader than a ‘communist’.

            Two groups with strong belief systems.

            “Eastern Approaches’ by Fitzroy MacLean has a significant portion of his book recounting his time with Tito and his partisans. I highly recommend the book.

          • Paula D December 14, 2022 at 12:12 pm #

            The Catholics were the Utashe, such nasty people that they made the Nazis blanch, although they were allies, not enemies.

            Much like the OUN, in Ukraine.

            Yeah, Camp Bondsteel is the biggest US base in Europe and I think it’s up there for the rest of the world also.

          • Paula D December 14, 2022 at 12:17 pm #

            ”Even the German Nazis noticed the brutality of the Ustase. A Gestapo report to Heinrich Himmler from 1942 stated, “The Ustaše committed their deeds in a bestial manner not only against males of conscript age but especially against helpless old people, women and children.”

            From this link, because it was the first one I found, even though it expresses amazement that the US allied with Croatia in the 90s. How could that possibly happen?

            //borgenproject.org/facts-about-the-ustase-genocide/

          • Paula D December 14, 2022 at 2:15 pm #

            When I was looking up the most notorious Catholic Archbishop Stepinac, in Croatia, I kept getting hits for a Catholic boy’s school in New York named after him. Pope John Paul 2, the one installed after the quick disposal of Pope John Paul 1 when he started looking into the affairs of the Vatican Bank, beatified the archbishop.

            How special.

            ://allthatsinteresting.com/ustase

          • Paula D December 14, 2022 at 2:17 pm #

            ”After Pavelic took power, the Catholic archbishop Aloysius Stepinac held a banquet for the dictator, proclaiming him “God’s hand at work.” Pavelic was also received by Pope Pius XII himself. Four days before Pavelic met the Pope, the Utashe had locked hundreds of Serbians inside an Orthodox church and burned it to the ground. Yugoslav diplomats warned the Pope of the atrocities and asked him not to meet with the fascist dictator, but Pope Pius XII refused their request……
            Such genocidal ambitions soon became a horrifying reality. Concentration camps were set up across the country, including one of the largest camps in Europe at Jasenovac, where as many as 800,000 Serbs, Jews, Gypsies, and political dissidents were killed. Croatian Catholic clergymen served as guards and even executioners in the camps. At Jasenovac camp, a former student priest named Petar Vrzica won a contest by slitting 1,350 throats in a single night..”

            //theinfong.com/2018/10/10-dirty-secrets-catholic-church-doesnt-want-world-know-photos/6/

          • Not_GeorgeT December 15, 2022 at 6:44 am #

            Paula,
            You put a bunch of info out in the replies. Don’t know if this reply will land up or down stream regarding Balkans.

            Thanks

            ‘Bondsteel’ knew it began with letter B. brain cramps….

            I read the MacLean book x2. loaded with info he had quite the career/life in Brit foreign service. Soviet Union, Yugoslavia, made it through Afghanistan on one of his journeys.

        • Not_GeorgeT December 14, 2022 at 3:04 am #

          Balkanization, the fragmentation part, from my perspective is all these diverse groups which, instead of working in some manner towards a common result, are splintered into islands of self interest.

          Secession is moving away, a disassociation. Different from fragmentation by diverse groups, it is a wholesale separation by a more or less cohesive group to form a new entity.

  14. JohnAZ December 12, 2022 at 10:49 am #

    BTW, if the US Red side loses Texas politically, there is no recovery. The government of Texas is the primary target of the Mob, near term and needs to be the leader of the secession. Watch Texas.

    • BackRowHeckler December 12, 2022 at 11:12 am #

      Well, this explains Sam Brinton & Admiral Rachel Levine (Stunning & Brave). I’d always wondered where those Side Show Freaks came from, now I know.

      • Disaffected December 12, 2022 at 11:30 am #

        Didn’t see Levine at the game Saturday. She must have been ogling her boys in private from up in the press box. But you just can’t beat that Brinton character for weird tranny sex appeal. That boy just oozes perversion from every pore.
        I wonder if he picked up a little too much radiation at one of the labs somewhere along the way?

        • Lyndy33 December 12, 2022 at 12:40 pm #

          Briton apparently has a stealing fetish for expensive things feminine.

          • Jarek December 12, 2022 at 12:59 pm #

            Good news: He faces felony charges in Nevada since the amount he stole now exceeds 3500 dollars or some amount in that range.

            That’s a possible ten years in prison. Of course he’s not going to do that, but the felony charges make it harder to sweep under the rug. That this even made the news indicates that they’re not going to go to bat for him too much.

          • BackRowHeckler December 12, 2022 at 1:05 pm #

            Brinton’s ‘Cellie’ — Bubba — who hasn’t seen a woman in 17 years, will be happy to accommodate ‘Sam”.

          • Hereward the Woke December 13, 2022 at 6:50 am #

            Apparently, he has lots of baggage. Literally.

        • MaryQueen December 12, 2022 at 2:45 pm #

          Levine is a man, too. Using the pronoun “she” is inappropriate 🙂

          • Hereward the Woke December 13, 2022 at 6:51 am #

            Absolutely. Stop playing their game. He is Richard Levine and Jenner is Bruce.

    • Mick December 12, 2022 at 11:14 am #

      I do watch Texas, and have been for decades. (My whole life). From within Texas. And for the last thirty plus years from within its capital city.

      I can safely say that Texas will not be turning blue any time soon. I know the left has been predicting that it will turn blue since around 2000, yet it is red, red, red still. This last election in November crushed the left again. And they are blue, but Texas is not. Yes, little Beto almost upset Ted Cruz in 2018. Cruz is the only Republican Beto can ‘almost’ beat, because nobody likes Ted. Not even his own party. But, Beto still lost. And he just got his ass kicked a few weeks ago.

      What has shocked the left is that more hispanics are voting conservative. Why? Because they ARE conservative, and they know a bunch of deviant moronic marxists when they see them. And that is what today’s Democrat party is and they know it.

      Hispanics in Texas are among the MOST concerned about border security too. Another inconvenient truth that rankles the lib elite. “Don’t they want to be joined by more of ‘their kind’?”, the elites condescendingly say. Well, no. They don’t. They came here to get away from them in the first place.

      The big urban islands in Texas are blue. That’s for sure. But there are 252 counties in the state and most of them are deep red. And there are many, many small cities like Waco, Lubbock, Longview, Tyler, San Angelo, Midland, Abilene, etc….that are also very red, and they vote reliably. They overwhelm the urban vote.

      • elysianfield December 12, 2022 at 11:39 am #

        “The big urban islands in Texas are blue. That’s for sure. But there are 252 counties in the state and most of them are deep red. And there are many, many small cities like Waco, Lubbock, Longview, Tyler, San Angelo, Midland, Abilene, etc….that are also very red, and they vote reliably. They overwhelm the urban vote.”

        Mick,
        Yes, overwhelm, until they don’t.

        #Ore-Gun

        • Mick December 12, 2022 at 11:47 am #

          Oregon does not have a large population outside of it’s one “big city”. Most of eastern Oregon is a desert with very low population. Apples and Oranges comparison.

          Again, Texas has 252 counties and many, many small cites of around 100K. All of them reliably red. They even go to church still!

          • Jarek December 12, 2022 at 1:04 pm #

            Yes, people don’t realize what an utter wasteland much of this huge state is. Ditto Washington. Eastern Oregon is colder because much higher.

            In the far East, the rain shadow of the Cascades begins to less and you get some nice countryside, especially up in the Eastern mountains near the Idaho border.

        • Beryl of Oyl December 12, 2022 at 11:58 am #

          Hence the invasion of illegals, and the government’s intention to legalize them all.

          • JohnAZ December 12, 2022 at 12:08 pm #

            Right, Beryl.

            And a new immigrant is not the same as a Latino family present in the US multigenerationally. The recent immigrants are ALL socialist born and raised. They have NO concept of American freedom and minimal government.

          • JohnAZ December 12, 2022 at 12:11 pm #

            Also, the number one target for people leaving California is Texas. They are not Reds. Even Abbott has voiced concern about this influx.

          • Mick December 12, 2022 at 12:13 pm #

            You like to hear yourself pontificate don’t you John?

            ALL are born socialist? You’re full of shit. No one is born socialist, cupcake. It is indoctrinated over years.

            I know you get off on wringing your hands and issuing your Jeremiads, but my experience in TX is that many, many Hispanics are conservative. Even the recently arrived. They are escaping socialism and tyranny.

          • Jarek December 12, 2022 at 1:08 pm #

            Mick: There is such a thing as social conservatism (against gays and feminism) and fiscal liberalism – as much gibs as they can git.

            They are an intensely practical people: Willing to both work hard and take us much from us as we are stupid enough to give them.

            Apart from John’s awkward phrasing, he is right and you are wrong.

          • MaryQueen December 12, 2022 at 2:50 pm #

            Mick, I also have that same experience, that hispanics and latinos are conservative.

            I saw this in California, as well.

            To start with, they are religious (Catholic). They are not into the wokieness. They are family-oriented and fiscally conservative as well.

            They also don’t like the fact that they went through all of the legal channels to become legit citizens and others just come on in and compete for jobs without doing that.

          • Jarek December 12, 2022 at 8:02 pm #

            “they”? So huge numbers of Hispanic Catholics aren’t crossing our borders illegally?

            You meet the legal ones or the ones who have been here a long time. So you base your opinion on your own (very) limited experience – a complete error.

        • Mick December 12, 2022 at 12:08 pm #

          It won’t happen here. Abbott is sending them to northern sanctuary cities weekly now.

          Plus, no one in Texas can vote unless he is a true citizen. Born or naturalized. Naturalization takes years.

          Sure, some blue states can change the rules to allow non-citizens to vote. It will not happen in Texas for the next several decades.

          If worse comes to worse Texas will truly secede. I’m not saying that to be dramatic either. If DC ever says that “aliens must be allowed to vote”, Texas will give the finger and say “Buh Bye”……and we’re keeping the bases. Come and get them if you feel lucky.

          But, in reality, the Supreme Court as it is now will not go along with DC interfering with how individual states conduct elections and voting. The constitution allows states to regulate their own election rules. And we’ve going back in that direction with some of the leftist decisions in the 60s and 70s being overturned lately.

          • MaryQueen December 12, 2022 at 2:51 pm #

            So you are in Austin? I have lived there. Is it unbearably wokie these days? It seems it was the only place the hippies really liked in the state – lol. But I was there a looooong time ago.

        • elysianfield December 12, 2022 at 4:35 pm #

          Mick,
          When I arrived in Oregon in 1972, it was relatively conservative. The post was meant to highlight the obvious…that things change.

          #BetoORourke….

      • JackStraw December 12, 2022 at 1:40 pm #

        I think most Texans have a strangely inflated view of the state’s “redness”.

        Watching from away, all I see is a state led by a fake conservative who is doing nothing to stop an endless flow of invaders. Oh, there’s lots of blustering, but nothing meaningful has, or will be done about it.

        Texas is already blue. You just haven’t realized it yet.

      • SW December 12, 2022 at 5:56 pm #

        Greg Abbot is doing a good job and I have yet to talk to a fellow Texan who doesn’t love that he’s filling up buses with illegal immigrants and shipping them to DC. The last load was in front of Kamala’s house. No joke.

        The day after the Trump election I was talking to the Hispanic custodian (who was born and raised in Austin) and he had voted for Trump. He said he wanted the illegals sent back since they were undercutting his wages. And Hispanic men are not interested in pretending they’re women or women who pretend they’re men.

    • Islander December 12, 2022 at 12:09 pm #

      JAZ,
      Re Texas, correct.

      The crucial power of Texas, also in wielding/leveraging power in DC, is very well explained and documented here:

      httpxx://www.amazon.com/Cronies-Bushes-Texas-Americas-Superstate/dp/1586481886

      Per Bryce, Nixon sent Bush to Texas to run the political operation of clawing it away from the Dems.

      Now we have to hope that the sutures do not open!

      Pardon the mixed-metaphor!

      Of course, other major power centers have developed since that book was written (e.g., Silicon Valley eclipsing or competing with oil interests).

      But I think Texas is still crucial.

  15. DaveO907 December 12, 2022 at 10:57 am #

    To add to my newly found and consistently used response regarding “matters of the day” which is “I don’t know for sure” comes this interesting and pertinent factoid:
    Elon Musk is the grandson of one Joshua Haldeman, the Canadian messiah of Technocracy. Forced out of Canada for his socio-political leanings, he migrated to South Africa. And the rest is history. Or perhaps, the future foretold?
    Those who are not aware of Canadian Polly St George, “Amazing Polly,” are in for a new experience here. A regular Whitney Webb (Polly has been going a lot longer than W.W.,) so that’s not exactly fair, but you get my point, I hope.
    The connections Polly establishes in this representative of her work video, as ever astounding to me as the first one of hers I experienced, left me astounded, if not amazed. As usual.

    Her body of work includes much graphic detail of Canadian politicians like Chrystia Freeland, whose rise to power (now Deputy PM,) was decided at the highest levels of what are perceived by me to be the Principalities of Darkness, a creature of NATO/Atlantic Council and the Unnamed Directors. On her way she wrote the authorized biography of George Soros, spending much time with the man, and is now a director at WEF.
    I’ll conclude by remarking on her own grandfather having been ratlined from Europe to the Alberta prairies after being the chief Ukrainian Nazi propagandist during WW II. Chrystia grew up on grandpa’s knee. And has had an apartment on Maidan Square for decades.

    hxxps://odysee.com/@Amazing_Polly_Bck:8/K9UNzmF4JPtb_640x360:f

    • canuk December 12, 2022 at 11:27 am #

      Freeland was also a Rhodes Scholar which is also a mark of the NWO.

      As a Canadian I find it a disgrace that she can be our Finance Minister and our deputy PM while serving on the WEF board , a blatant conflict of interest.

      • Mick December 12, 2022 at 11:41 am #

        Ah yes….Billy Blythe, aka William J. Clinton, was a Rhodes Scholar. While over there in England he organized an anti-War protest or two, and got to make a trip to the Soviet Union by train through Europe at a time when an American had to have very special permission from the KGB!

        Huh. I just reminded myself that two of our NWO affiliated presidents, terms separated by only eight years, went all through their respective childhoods with names other than the names they “chose” politically.

        Billy Blythe and Barry Soetero. And both have sketchy backgrounds with regards to their “father”. Or, true father.

        Both of course have Langley’s fingerprints all over them.

      • DaveO907 December 12, 2022 at 12:45 pm #

        Amen, canuck. As a lifelong Alaskan growing up on the border I always found it in my best interest to stay apprised of Canadian doings. She didn’t exactly come out of nowhere; she’s been on my radar for over a decade. What a ‘well-connected’ career path. Rumors have it they next want to make her the next NATO chief.

        • canuk December 12, 2022 at 2:27 pm #

          Yes I have heard that BOJO or Freeland are the candidates; Stoltenberg is a career NWOer so ti wouldn’t change much.

          • Hereward the Woke December 15, 2022 at 9:49 am #

            Bojo in charge of Nato. The thought makes me shudder. That idiot will get us into WW3.

    • malthuss December 12, 2022 at 11:55 am #

      she is gone from utube

      • Islander December 12, 2022 at 12:12 pm #

        Find her on Bitchute.

        httpX://www.amazingpolly.net/

        The comparison with Whitney Webb is appropriate.

        • DaveO907 December 12, 2022 at 12:47 pm #

          Thx for the backup. She is something else!

          • Islander December 12, 2022 at 1:02 pm #

            I agree.
            Her new vid, “Freeing the Jews,” is IMO quite extraordinary.

            Sure, she might be “wrong” about a few things—but fear of being wrong goes along with the need to be right. And this kind of person is intellectually hampered (and very hard to live with).,

            Polly’s new video “Freeing the Jews” is quite extraordinary in her deconstruction of cult creation, the role of retraumatizing, triggering, and more.

            She is an exceptional thinker.
            Plus, easy on both the eyes and ears.

          • Jarek December 12, 2022 at 1:13 pm #

            As Professor MacDonald said, they allowed the Elite to hide behind them because they benefitted from that relationship. But given the savaging they have received via Israel’s vax program, they might not be benefitting anymore.

  16. BackRowHeckler December 12, 2022 at 11:22 am #

    Now I’m suspicious. Is it possible that Gay Twitter Execs rigged the vote that made Admiral Rachel Levine (Stunning & Brave) 2021 Woman of the Year? I wouldn’t put anything past those sonsabitches!

    • Not_GeorgeT December 12, 2022 at 1:02 pm #

      I must have misunderstood… according to the Babylon Bee ‘the Admiral’ was ‘Man of the Year’.

      So much confusion these days…….

  17. Paula D December 12, 2022 at 11:23 am #

    Excellent essay and intriguing final question.
    Do Americans care about free speech?

    I think that Trump Derangement Syndrome is a real mental illness and it causes disordered thinking, including the firm belief that information should only be allowed to come from the top, and the only views that should be allowed to be expressed are those approved by our rulers.

    It is odd that it is those who were liberal who got infected so badly, but…..there it is.

    • TPTB-USA December 12, 2022 at 1:40 pm #

      “Trump Derangement Syndrome is a real mental illness”

      but…..there it is.

      It’s been a struggle getting this far, but that one line made it worth it.
      Thanks.

  18. Frank Buttitch December 12, 2022 at 11:28 am #

    Brittney Griner is not a Trans-lesbian but a hermaphrodite.
    Final answer.

    • BackRowHeckler December 12, 2022 at 11:31 am #

      That’s a rare specimen.

    • Disaffected December 12, 2022 at 11:35 am #

      So then, if you told him/her to go fuck him/herself, he/she might just take you up on it. A career on PornHub awaits!

    • Alzaebo December 12, 2022 at 11:49 am #

      His name is Brett, he was so bad at basketball in high school he joined the girl’s team in his sophomore year.

      A pioneer, an early adopter, a leader of the future!

      • malthuss December 12, 2022 at 11:59 am #

        griner was brett?

      • Mick December 12, 2022 at 12:01 pm #

        That’s a touching modern American story! I hope Netflix makes the biopic. (You know they will).

        • Hereward the Woke December 13, 2022 at 6:56 am #

          I can’t wait for the new American Doll celebrating this stunningly brave individual.

      • Cruizin Suzin December 13, 2022 at 7:14 pm #

        Alzaebo – as far as I understand things, that’s simply not accurate.

        More importantly, why does it even matter to you, to the point where you’d knowingly spread lies?

    • Jarek December 12, 2022 at 1:16 pm #

      And Jacinda Arden (that ardent soul!) was a beautiful girl who became a man who became a tranny.

      • Cruizin Suzin December 13, 2022 at 7:09 pm #

        Jacinda would call you, as she did yesterday to the leader (David Seynour) of a minor right-wing-wanna-be party (ACT), an ‘arrogant prick’.

    • benr December 12, 2022 at 5:04 pm #

      Like Big Mike?
      Brittney puts the UG in ugly just saying.

    • Paula D December 13, 2022 at 12:52 pm #

      I don’t know what you mean by hermaphodite, but here is a little something I saved for the confusion sown by the Establishment about human biology.
      “Sex is biological and 99.98 percent of humans are either straight up male or female with no ambiguities. It’s determined at conception and fertilization, and is observable in every cell, every system, all our hormones, every organ, and in our entire biology. Sex is not assigned, it’s observed as a physical, material, and biological fact. Ultimately it’s all about the gametes. If you produce sperm you are male. If you produce ova you are female. No human was ever born without the haploid contribution of both male and female gametes.
      And as regards intersex, this occurs in about 0.017 percent of humans and every case is a disorder of sexual development of either a male or a female. We have a ton of good data and the DSD categories are well understood genetically. These are the six biological karyotype sex disorders that do not result in immediate death to the fetus:
      X – Roughly 1 in 2,000 to 1 in 5,000 people (Turner’s )
      XX – Most common form of female
      XXY – Roughly 1 in 500 to 1 in 1,000 people (Klinefelter)
      XY – Most common form of male
      XYY – Roughly 1 out of 1,000 people
      XXXY – Roughly 1 in 18,000 to 1 in 50,000 births
      “If you are 46, XX, you are female. If you are 45, XO, you are still female, but with Turner syndrome. 47 XXX, 48XXXX and 49XXXXX, aren’t a spectrum of femaleness, they are classified as female chromosomal disorders. If you are 46, XY, you are male. If you are 47, XXY, you are male, but with Kleinfelter syndrome. If you are 48, XXYY, you are male, but with XXYY syndrome. 48,XXXY, 49,XXXXY. All are still male. These aren’t on a spectrum – they are categorized as male genetic disorders. They aren’t considered intersex conditions, but a lot of trans activists like to claim they are.
      If someone had trisonomy 21, we don’t say they are on a human spectrum of any sort, we classify them as having Down syndrome.
      Intersex conditions by themselves can exist in a spectrum, but only in relation to the severity of that specific condition. But even over that spectrum they have clearly defined categories. Androgen insensitivity syndrome is someone who is genetically male, but their reproductive organs don’t masculinize. It has 3 categories of severity.
      There is no spectrum gradient between male and male with androgen insensitivity syndrome. These are clearly defined categories. There is no spectrum gradient between female and androgen insensitivity syndrome. You are either in the category female or category male with androgen insensitivity syndrome. There is no spectrum gradient between having an intersex condition and not.
      If you have all the typical indicators of your sex, you are that sex, you are in that category. If you are born with the number and type of sex chromosomes off from your external genitalia, with unmatching or mixed type of gonads, with ambiguous internal reproductive anatomy; and/or ambiguous external genitalia, then you are in the intersex category. There is NO spectrum gradient or overlap between being typical male and having an intersex condition.”
      Bottom line: Intersex is a specific set of individual genetic disorders of sexual development – not a third sex or a collection of different sexes.
      Gender on the other hand is a set of trivial characteristics associated with the performance of masculine or feminine behaviors. These are entirely cultural constructs and are widely varied culture to culture. Typically gender is the box constructed to limit the power of females. And if you don’t understand the ways that male transactivists are consciously and intentionally infringing on the rights of women then you have not been paying attention. Either that or you are purposely blind to the intensely violent misogyny directed at women from that population.
      Bottom line is there are two sexes, three orientations, and 7.6 billion genders. Rocks are hard. Water is wet. Men are not women. Women are not men. Nobody is ever born into the wrong body.”.

    • Cruizin Suzin December 13, 2022 at 7:15 pm #

      Another false statement. This blog is stacked knee-deep in false statements…

      • Cruizin Suzin December 13, 2022 at 7:16 pm #

        (Replying to the jerk upthread who decided Britney is a hermaphrodite.)

        • Q. Shtik December 14, 2022 at 6:10 pm #

          Suzin,

          When Frank Buttitch emphatically stated that Griner was/is a hermaphrodite, can you tell me who he was responding to? I try to work backwards, i.e. scroll upwards from Buttitch’s comment to see who he was talking to but without success.

  19. Uncle Bob December 12, 2022 at 11:28 am #

    I do t know if anyone mentioned this yet, but Chris Plante (formerly of CNN) reported that Michael, er Michelle Obama demanded to have Trump removed from Twitter, and the little fascists complied. Nice.

    • JohnAZ December 12, 2022 at 11:39 am #

      Do you catch the difference since Clinton?

      The Left Mob feels they own this country now. They feel that the Reds are their enemies to be cut down and destroyed. Mob mentality.

      Definitely not fellow Americans.

      The mindset of the current Left is of a dictatorial state with only one party, theirs. Anything else is an mortal enemy.

      • benr December 13, 2022 at 5:35 pm #

        It’s been that way since Ronald Raegan.
        Possibly even since Nixon it just gets a little more extreme and bizarre every year.

        • Uncle Bob December 14, 2022 at 8:12 am #

          Benr, it’s been that way since FDR, perhaps even Thomas Woodrow Wilson or before. Wilson believed that the point of education is to make a man as unlike his father as possible, meaning overthrow social norms through what is taught in school and remake society in whatever image he and his allies wanted. Wilson was so humble that he thought he could create the Kingdom of God on Earth. He forgot that a) that wasn’t his job, b) God is quite capable of establishing his kingdom, thank you, and c) Wilson’s vision involved ungodly things such as overregulation, bigotry, and turning the Klan loose on the country to keep uppity people in line. This may be sinful for me to say, but he kind of got what he deserved when he had a debilitating stroke. The downside, of course, was his wife then ran the country as a dictatrix, and forged Wilson’s name on bills. Yet another case of Democrats ignoring laws and the Constitution so their agenda was advanced.

      • Uncle Bob December 14, 2022 at 8:02 am #

        The Reds? The Republicans aren’t red, the Left is the Reds. We’re probably the only place on Earth where the fascists socialist Left has managed to steal the color blue from the traditionalists, probably so they can pretend that they are defending America from the revolutionaries. And unfortunately, as you state, they’re mostly successful.

  20. mitchellc December 12, 2022 at 11:29 am #

    It’s sort of amazing – a testament to psychology really – that regardless of intelligence or education, so many continue to ignore the essential point made by marx.

    That The class struggle is the fundamental human condition. Of course what Marx didn’t spell out, but rather implied, is this dynamic is none other than the classic predator prey relationship.

    Now I understand some like to label their foes as psychopaths, demons, what have you. As if imaging self righteous superioriority confers some kind of claim to moral authority to the loser.

    Thought experiment: consider the zebras judgment as it lies prone on the savanah while a lion tears its guts out. Is it the ‘winner’ in this conflict?

    Now, if you can transcend your deeply programmed beliefs in agency, free will and self determination, you will find yourself no longer sad, depressed, angry or complaining, but actually able to observe the world around you in a calm and rationale manner.

    And what do you conclude? That what is occurring is perfectly logical, in fact, in actuality a well very thought out rational plan towards conquest, power and control.

    It’s so so very simple. Merely gain control of media, security and finance, and you can push, shove and coerce the sheep in any direction you might wish.

    what direction might that be today? Well, let’s consider population overshoot, resource depletion and environmental degradation: what would YOU do?

    That’s right, every event you see, hear, read and discuss covers the obvious truth standing naked out in the open. You just have to free yourself of the (self) imposed mental shackles preventing you from understanding the truth.

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

      Media, security, finance, government and judiciary, for anyone else their is no alternate path.

      Secession or capitulation.

      • workingclasshero December 13, 2022 at 12:37 am #

        What would be the demographic composition of your secessionist state and would it be viable economically and from a capacity to defend itself

    • Night Owl December 12, 2022 at 12:04 pm #

      “Well, let’s consider population overshoot, resource depletion and environmental degradation: what would YOU do?”

      Turn off the television.

      It would appear you cannot take your own advice.

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

      It’s not that hard to do since their opponents compete as individuals while they fight as a group. Competition as Americans understand it is for suckers. Our ancestors would have been amazed at our gullibility. They fought as a group against the ignoble red man. If they hadn’t, they wouldn’t have been able to defeat the Indians – who did fight as groups.

      Zebras are actually pretty tough. There’s one video of a lion and a zebra wrestling in the water. The lion has a grip on the zebras throat, but the zebra pushes its head under water so the lion has to release its grip or drown.

      And they sometimes stand as a herd against the lions.

      • Rulo Deschamps December 12, 2022 at 7:43 pm #

        “Overall, Plains Zebras number around 750,000, but there are only an estimated 1,200-1,500 Cape Mountain Zebras, 13,000 Hartmann’s Mountain Zebras, and 2,500 Grevy’s zebras remaining today.
        Zebras are hunted for their skins and meat, both of which are still in demand. Sometimes they are killed by humans in order to eliminate grazing competition for livestock in a given area. Plains zebras suffer from drought and a lack of natural resources. Currently, the Grevy’s zebra is classified as endangered.
        Today, lions are extinct in 26 African countries, have vanished from over 95 percent of their historic range, and experts estimate that there are only about 20,000 left in the wild.

        Under a million zebras, 20 thousand lions remain, but Night Owl says all is well on Planet Earth. He also seems too dim to notice that acknowledging these facts doesn’t mean an endorsement of genocide. Or to be on mitchell’s wavelength of “our superior rulers will save the Earth, so I applaud them, the end justifies the means”

        Us? 8,000,000,000 and counting.

        • MaryQueen December 13, 2022 at 12:16 am #

          This is my same argument, well said, Rulo.

          The decimation of so many species in such a short time is directly tied to humans. So is the destruction of our environment. Currently, we are in trouble because of pesticides decimating insects which we need for pollination and other purposes. They go, we go. Simple as that.

          And claiming that there are too many people does not at all mean you endorse genocide, or getting rid of anyone, or agree with the Green New Deal or Gates or any of the insane psychopaths.

        • Night Owl December 13, 2022 at 11:11 am #

          “Says all is well”

          Translated

          “I cannot prove my statement that the earth is at ‘carrying capacity'”

          Such a little bitch. Be a man and admit what you are.

          • Rulo Deschamps December 14, 2022 at 4:40 pm #

            Night Owl, did you just call me a little bitch?

          • MaryQueen December 14, 2022 at 9:23 pm #

            He’s into name-calling these days

          • Night Owl December 15, 2022 at 6:41 pm #

            I did two things. Pointing out that you again put words in my mouth. And then calling you a bitch.

            Now you ask whether I called you a bitch, when anyone who likes can scroll up and see it.

            You are weak and you fight like a bitch.

  21. 333333 December 12, 2022 at 11:29 am #

    I’ve been struggling as to the “why” regarding the Ukrainian war. From my perspective it goes like this.

    1. We’ve been marching on Russia for the last twenty years because we need an enemy to justify not only massive amounts of dollars to the MIC, but to justify the continued existence of NATO.

    2. Why do we need NATO? As a means to bring other country’s into the US sphere of influence, or to expand our empire. A natural inclination.

    3. Of course bringing the war, both on the battle field and economically, to a powerful and dead serious Russia, with it’s allies, could have such massive consequences.

    4. But the sticker is, what kind of “out-of-their-mind” frame of mind among our leaders could possibly throw down a wager like this, recklessly betting this once magnificent country for a few personal nickels. My guess is this comes in large part from a drunk fired up by arrogance. The same arrogant drunken players that we see brought us the mirror image covid response.

    • BackRowHeckler December 12, 2022 at 11:46 am #

      What do you think endgame is for Ukraine? With no Navy or Airforce left to speak of, their Army being ground up into fine dust at Bakhmut, and the country’s energy & transportation infrastructure smashed to bits, armageddon has arrived. No amount of US dollars or fragile, sophisticated weapons systems can save the day. Sleepy Joe is going to have to explain to America where the $100 billion went (beyond “Our Values”) Or maybe he won’t have to explain anything at all, just move one to something else, like what happened after the debacle in Afghanistan. The MSM won’t be asking any questions and will be more than happy to provide cover.

      • Mick December 12, 2022 at 11:53 am #

        The endgame is a wider war between NATO and Russia. The endgame is taking Putin out of power and neutralizing Russia forever.

        I didn’t say this is a sane endgame. But I think it is what “they” want. Hence, the greenlight given to Ukraine to drone targets in Russia. They want Russia to respond with an escalation that will be matched with a response that will…..

        Right now Poland is conscripting 200K new troops. Of course they ‘ve been told to do this. Poland is all too willing. They’re down for war.

        • Beryl of Oyl December 12, 2022 at 12:02 pm #

          Why didn’t Ukraine get angry when *Biden released a Russian arms dealer?

        • Paula D December 12, 2022 at 12:02 pm #

          The US war plans have envisioned a war “Over There” in Europe, same as the last two times, with the US profiting from the destruction, same as the last two times.

          Putin already warned us that Russia will not sacrifice 27 million people to enrich the US again.
          But so far he is falling into their game. The war is on Ukrainian soil and mostly Russians are dying, on both sides.
          The Kiev regime is conscripting ethnic Russians and sending them to the front to be killed.

          At what point will Russia quit playing homie’s game? I guess we’ll find out.

          • Islander December 12, 2022 at 3:49 pm #

            ” mostly Russians are dying, on both sides.”

            Where did you get this idea?

            Or, what exactly do you mean?

          • Paula D December 12, 2022 at 6:31 pm #

            I got it from a commenter on MoA who posted a breakdown of where the conscripted soldiers are coming from.

            They mostly come from Russian-speaking areas of Ukraine.
            Kiev and Liov are practically untouched. I had wondered why I saw so many photos of young men in Kiev, when I knew that men up to 60 years old had been snatched from the streets and sent to the front. It turns out that those men are not coming from Kiev.

            There was also that division of Hungarian-speaking Ukrainians that was so heavily damaged.

        • BackRowHeckler December 12, 2022 at 12:29 pm #

          If history has anything to say about it, NATO is not going to be winning any wars against Russia. Let one British or Dutch Tranny soldier set foot on Russian soil and there will be hell to pay. “We will never again be invaded from the West”- VPutin. The French are a little more formidable, but they were formidable in 1812 when Napoleon invaded Russia with 660,000 troops. Sure, they made it to Moscow, but quickly retreated; about 8000 troops made it back out of the original 660,000. The French govt was sending delegations into Russia trying to find the remains of Napoleon’s Army for the next 100 years, at least until WW1 started.

          • Jarek December 12, 2022 at 1:29 pm #

            Never forget the impregnable Maginot Line. Never against would Germany invade France!

            The Nazis just went around it to invade France.

          • Paula D December 12, 2022 at 1:31 pm #

            The US wants the rest of NATO to be destroyed, just like the last two times.

            If the US cared about Europe they wouldn’t have blown up their pipelines.

          • Islander December 12, 2022 at 3:54 pm #

            Michael Hudson and others have pointed out that the real target of the USA—or one of them–is actually Europe, not Russia.

            His essays on this are available at the Unz Review.

            Macron is starting to get the picture.

        • stelmosfire December 12, 2022 at 5:26 pm #

          The USA is ramping up shell production for the long haul. New munitions plants being built. Tripling production and then doubling that. These plants don’t grow like turnips. Building takes time. Seems like as always artillery is the king of the battlefield. We’re planning for something big “over there”.

          ussanews.com/2022/12/08/the-us-army-is-planning-something-big-dramatic-increase-in-artillery-shell-production-needed/

          • Paula D December 12, 2022 at 6:35 pm #

            They are delusional. We aren’t safe beyond the oceans any more.

            They are playing with fire, literally. They hand over shells to Ukraine and Ukraine uses them on civilians.
            This pisses the Russian population off.

            I’m pretty sure they agree with Putin that they aren’t saving the world all by themselves again.

        • Socrates-Detroit December 13, 2022 at 2:12 am #

          Yes, the US govt appears to want to goad Putin into escalation. The drone targets in Russia.

          And now, the US/EU/NATO (aka the US govt) is pushing to open another “front” in Kosovo, by prodding the “Kosovars” (ie, the Albanians in Kosovo) to harass the few remaining Serbs.

          Serbia has two choices: watch as their kin, in what was (and is) THEIR country, are pushed around, harassed, and eventually killed or forced out (like the “protected” Greek minority in Istanbul/Constantinople was), or they can send their army in to protect the what’s left of the Serb minority, which is in the northern part of Kosovo.

          NATO and KFOR were supposed to protect the Serb minority after the NATO war. NATO and KFOR did not.

          Most Albanians may be decent people. However, if you look at organized crime, heroin, the sex trade and human trafficking, invariably one finds a disproportionate number of Albanians engaged in these activities. These are the type of people whom the remaining Serbs in Kosovo must contend with. Not nice, understand only one thing–force.

          Serbia has not joined the sanctions against Russia. Serbia and Russia are traditionally close. The “West” (aka the US govt) wants to subjugate Serbia, both to punish and humiliate the Serbs, as well as their Russian allies.

          We will see how Russia reacts to any US/NATO action.

          To me, any Russian reaction implies escalation.

          As for Poland, many Poles are blind with hatred of the Russians.

          Historically, these nations have been going at it. Poland’s apogee was in the 1500s/1600s. They even made it to Moscow.

          In 1792, Poland ceased to exist as separate nation until 1918. Today’s Poland is not that of the 1500s. While I applaud the Polish government for standing up to the EU’s political correctness agenda, this eagerness to be a willing tool of the US against Russia may not end well for them.

          The Poles are also seeking war reparations from Germany. A touchy subject, given that Western Poland was German until the Soviets moved the border and expelled millions (4-6, I think) of Germans from what used to be Eastern Prussia. It won’t end well. But I digress–sorry, but these things are all intertwined.

        • Hereward the Woke December 13, 2022 at 7:01 am #

          Exactly. Russia is the most resource rich nation on Earth and the neocons want those resources. They also have an inbred hatred of Russia and all things Russian. The globalists also want Russia destroyed because it is a thorn in the WEF flesh. Russia is white, religious and doesn’t take any globalist crap. However, the neocons/globalists have already lost. Not only is Putin a much better leader than any of them put together, but China is backing Russia. And China won’t let Russia fail militarily or economically because it knows that, if it does, they will be next. And that’s left now is a) to see how much of the rest of Ukraine Russia destroys, and b) what other acts of evil the globalist/neoncons will unleash in their insane desire to double down at all costs.

          • Hereward the Woke December 13, 2022 at 7:02 am #

            All that’s left now…

          • Paula D December 13, 2022 at 1:03 pm #

            Yep, they want those resources.

            And Russia is Orthodox. The Catholics hate the Orthodox church.

            Russia, Serbia, Syria, the west goes after Orthodox countries viciously.

            People who blame the Rothchilds for all ills in the world should look at who they banked for, instead, and point the finger there.

          • Socrates-Detroit December 17, 2022 at 4:01 pm #

            Well said Paula.

            The “West”, the offspring of Roman Catholicism, goes after Orthodox countries.

            There have only been two major Orthodox powers in history:

            The Byzantine Empire, which the West went after, viciously in 1204, which essentially paved the way for 1453, when Constantinople, the capital of a what was left of the Byzantine Empire (not much), fell to the Turks

            and Russia.

          • Socrates-Detroit December 17, 2022 at 4:09 pm #

            I’ve seen, per Google, that “Smyrna, My Beloved” will be on DVD in February 2023.

            PaulaD, and everyone here for that matter, I hope you watch it.

            It is in the same league Gone With the Wind and Dr. Zhivago.

            It is closer to a Greek “Gone With the Wind”, because in both movies, the old way of life is permanently swept away, but it does a much better job of weaving in the history of the situation.

            It’s a 2-hour history overview.

      • JohnAZ December 12, 2022 at 12:02 pm #

        BRH

        What was the end game for Korea, for VietNam, for Afghanistan?

        Easy, there wasn’t one.

        The US government, MIC, does not want or need an endgame, just conflict that is never ending and eats troops and weapons.

        What a marvelous deal going on now. No political problems AKA boots on the ground, but lots of proxies shooting our weapons against our enemy. What a great deal.

        The Ukes are going to figure this out someday and figure out their best option is allying with Russia. The US and Europe are going to take it in the shorts when that happens.

        • Woodchuck December 12, 2022 at 4:29 pm #

          At some point, the USA will fail entirely and collapse. And because of all the bombs we’ve been dropping on everyone for decades, the rest of the world might likely celebrate our demise and do much better without us.

          After the death of the dollar and the end of the USA, we’ll be back to where we started before Columbus showed up here.

          Tribal warfare and multiple nations.

        • spaingaroo December 13, 2022 at 12:55 pm #

          That’s never going to happen as the conflict is centuries old. It’s just not the one we supposedly see

      • Rulo Deschamps December 12, 2022 at 8:01 pm #

        BRH,

        I subscribe to the WSJ (not for much longer, although their Review section is generally good, and they have a couple of very sharp columnists), and the madness I see when browsing the comment section on anything Ukraine related (“Kill Russians!”) is a bad omen.

        Nothing allowed there that opposes the official narrative, “Ukraine good, Russia bad, US and NATO will prevail” which is why I don’t comment and will cancel my subscription when I have a minute (they make it hard, or course)

        I do comment on the World Cup section, and recently the AI in charge started censoring what I had to say there for violating some vague “community standards”.

        And WSJ is one of the more pro-free speech of the MSM, supposedly.

        Anyway, just wanted to thank you for your suggestion to send an old comment I wrote here a while ago, about running a farmers market, to Mother Earth News for possible publication. Turns out they did. If you are still a subscriber, it’s in the current issue. Thanks!

        • gustafson.robert.22 December 12, 2022 at 8:41 pm #

          Very nice…well done.

          • Rulo Deschamps December 14, 2022 at 4:51 pm #

            Thank you, ladies and germs. I’d have never thought of it had BRH not suggested it.

        • MrMangoOnMyShoulder December 13, 2022 at 11:49 am #

          That’s great, Rulo. Congrats!

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder December 13, 2022 at 7:10 pm #

            Also, I just signed my wife up for a one-year print subscription for Christmas this year. Her thumb is much greener than mine.

          • Rulo Deschamps December 14, 2022 at 4:53 pm #

            A green thumb is more nurture than nature, strangely. One learns every day, so don’t let the wife do all the work, try a few simple things…

        • MaryQueen December 13, 2022 at 12:59 pm #

          Wonderful news, congratulations!

        • Paula D December 13, 2022 at 1:05 pm #

          Oh wow, that’s great. Mother Earth News is one of the few print magazines I still subscribe to.

          Will look for your article.

        • Paula D December 13, 2022 at 2:01 pm #

          I just realized that my newest issue is Oct/Nov.

          Either the Dec/Jan is in the mail or I have an unpaid bill in the stack somewhere.

          • Rulo Deschamps December 14, 2022 at 6:37 pm #

            Paula, Dec/Jan… it was “moderated” and clipped though, so not as candid as my old comment here. And thanks.

    • JohnAZ December 12, 2022 at 11:52 am #

      Russia has been an enemy since the East Europe takeover after WW2. In 1992, the Soviet Union enemy collapsed asking the US for assistance. True to form, the US MIC could not allow this to happen, China was not a threat yet, and the possible “friendship” never formed. Quite the contrary, the US became a scavenger.

      NATO was the product of a surge of globalism led by the US and UK at the end of the war and included Bretton Woods, The UN and NATO. This globalism was probably the precursor for the big tome global surges going on today. They could be a good thing if it weren’t for the fact that they are power drives for globalist parties and not the benign peacekeepers they pretend to be.

      The suckers in Ukraine will soon find out how evil their US taskmasters really are.

    • Paula D December 12, 2022 at 11:57 am #

      Ukraine has the best farmland in Europe. That land has been the target of thieves for a long time.

      The US is clearly serious when they say they want to fight to “the last Ukrainian”. Emptying all that land of the men leaves the women and the land to exploit.

      Hence: the Ukrainian wives for sale.

      Ukrainian law forbids the sale of their land to foreigners, but Cargill, Bayer/Monsanto, ADM, etc. have already bought up thousands of acres using proxies. If the US can keep control of the Ukrainian government it can change the laws.

      And then on to Russia, the biggest country in the world, with farmland and oil and gas and minerals and a lot more.

      Our overlords think that if they get rid of Putin they can move in and loot the way they did in the 90s.

      They are risking nuclear war to get their greedy hands on Russian wealth.

      • malthuss December 12, 2022 at 12:24 pm #

        thanks

      • Jarek December 12, 2022 at 1:32 pm #

        For generations, Slavic girls have been lured out of their nations to become sex slaves in the United States, Israel, etc.

        At least the Muslims were more “honest” about their thievery – which Islamic law says they have the right to do.

        • malthuss December 12, 2022 at 2:47 pm #

          Holomodor

          ‘work in Israel’–disgusting. 100s of whorehouses in Tel Aviv.

          In USA at least the slave maybe can escape.

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

            Still? I thought I heard that the Israeli government had cracked down on that, but I’m not asserting that. Maybe it was just window dressing or just for the moment.

          • malthuss December 12, 2022 at 6:07 pm #

            my news is old so maybe u r right.

      • Socrates-Detroit December 13, 2022 at 2:16 am #

        They are risking nuclear (or NBC war) to get their greedy hands on Russian wealth.

        Well put! And concise (unlike me).

        • Paula D December 13, 2022 at 1:06 pm #

          Ha, ha. Check out my comment on intersex mutations. It is rather long.

          But I copied and pasted.

          • Q. Shtik December 14, 2022 at 8:58 pm #

            I copied and pasted. – Paula

            ===========

            That entire comment, all but the first sentence, is in quotes. Does that mean that everything within the quotes was copied and pasted? If so, kindly tell us who you are quoting. Source, attribution.

            I got some family members all stirred up over this and they want to know.

          • Paula D December 15, 2022 at 11:48 am #

            Why are they stirred up? Can they not use a search engine?
            They can either look up each abnormality separately or just google Disorders of Sexual Development, which is what they now call intersex.

            I got it from a biologist who wrote it specifically to answer those who are confused about human biology.
            As you can see by the comments here, and apparently your relatives, some people think that humans can be both male and female. This is not true, but it is being pushed all over from the Establishment so a lot of people believe it.

            Children are now being taught in school that there are more than two sexes, that humans are not a sexually dimorphic species.
            So again, this guy wrote the explanation to clarify human biology for the confused.

            I used to know his name, but I forgot and I’m not inclined to spend an hour looking to calm down your relatives, since I’m not sure just what part of the comment they are in an uproar about. It’s just genetic science.

          • Q. Shtik December 15, 2022 at 1:19 pm #

            Paula, regarding your comment on Dec 15 @ 11:48 am:

            I give up.

            I Googled Disorders of Sexual Development and got 61 paragraphs to choose from.

            Further you say “I used to know his name, but I forgot and I’m not inclined to spend an hour looking to calm down your relatives,”

            You copy and pasted a long quotation from someone whose name you don’t remember.

            I have always felt that it is the duty of the writer (or copy and paste-r) to do the grunt work of identifying a source rather than foisting the work on to the reader.

          • Paula D December 15, 2022 at 2:10 pm #

            I don’t understand why they need the name of the author to fact check his work, is my point.

            And last week I spent over an hour trying to find a source for Islander, who promptly dismissed it as not credible, even though it was from the NIH.

            So you can see my point, I hope.

          • Paula D December 15, 2022 at 2:10 pm #

            Also, Q, you did not identify what part of the information got your relatives in an uproar.

    • Anthea December 13, 2022 at 7:53 am #

      @ 333333:

      “recklessly betting this once magnificent country for a few personal nickels….”

      How often have you seen people do or say things that are spiteful and destructive for no apparent reason at all, and when you can see that there is no advantage to them at all–and likely a great disadvantage? You see this is families all the time. Sometimes it’s just casual meanness, but other times it’s very calculated.

      So, what causes people to do this? Maybe just to assert dominance? The impulse to do this kind of thing is obviously very strong, even though the outcomes are pure poison.

      Someone told me a long time ago that Freud, towards the end of his life, said that people have only two drives: sex and aggression. I never bothered looking into this until just now, but what Freud ACTUALLY said was that the two drives are Eros and Thanatos: sex and death. So he posited an actual “death drive.”

      I don’t think much of Freud in general, but maybe he had something there.

      • Rulo Deschamps December 14, 2022 at 4:56 pm #

        Eros and Tanathos… love (life) and death (hatred)…

        Freud wasn’t into anything new there. Not a fan of the man myself, either, Anthea.

  22. thirdcoastlegend December 12, 2022 at 11:54 am #

    A small anecdote of ongoing collapse.

    So, I spent the weekend hauling my crap from China up three flights of stairs at the self-store because the ThyssenKrupp elevator is busted.

    The storage lady said they have to bid the job out and it may cost $20-40k. They don’t know if they have the budget to fix it, and they have no ETA on parts.

    This is not their only site with a busted elevator. They also struggle to keep people around at $14/hour.

    I’m also seeing a lot of busted automatic doors at the big boxes and supermarkets around here. One of the supermarkets had someone drive into the outer wall of the front entryway.

    • Beryl of Oyl December 12, 2022 at 12:06 pm #

      Speaking of supermarkets, I read someone’s comment online that their local supermarket didn’t sell Christmas trees this year, as did in years past.

      That’s when it struck me, what was different at my local market- no trees!

      I think we are going to be seeing an increase in driving into buildings.

      • Disaffected December 12, 2022 at 5:10 pm #

        Yeah, that’ s funny. I haven’t noticed them here yet either. They’ve got a display of little fake trees over at Smith’s, but that’s all I’ve seen. But of course we’re surrounded by a Ponderosa Pine forest. Anyone with a chain saw and a truck to haul it off with just goes and cuts their own.

        As to the automatic doors, the local hospital complex in Santa Fe, which is undergoing massive new construction, has electric doors everywhere now, even at the individual clinic entrances. Never saw so many in my life!

        • spaingaroo December 13, 2022 at 1:00 pm #

          Peak clown world

    • Rulo Deschamps December 14, 2022 at 5:00 pm #

      3rd coast, I’d add my observation about the declining quality in all mass produced food, along with increasing genetically modified ingredients. Higher prices and lower quality/availability across the board.

  23. malthuss December 12, 2022 at 12:14 pm #

    Beside Cuba, how many nations are in food and energy crisis?

    • K-Chien December 12, 2022 at 2:14 pm #

      USDA, Economic Research Service (ERS) tracks food security trends in 77 low- and middle-income countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean and Asia.

      This year, with commodity prices rising in 2022 global food insecurity also. The number of food-insecure people is 1.3 billion, an increase of 118.7 million people, or 10 percent, from 2021 data.

      I’ll guess that the average typist here has it made in the shade compared to an average sod live between LA and New York who have a food and energy crisis. An average wage does not buy what it used to buy. Good food costs and someone has to drive to get it..

    • BackRowHeckler December 12, 2022 at 3:35 pm #

      They ain’t eating too good in Lebanon right now.

    • Hereward the Woke December 13, 2022 at 7:04 am #

      Malthuss, that’s an easy one: any nation that the globalists decide is in a “food and energy crisis” is in a food and energy crisis.

  24. Paula D December 12, 2022 at 12:20 pm #

    The US continues to supply missiles to the Ukie nazis. They continue to use them to kill civilians.

    ?? The enemy militants continue intense shelling of the #Donetsk agglomeration with strikes on the centre of #Donetsk and other settlements, civilians killed.

    ?? Ukrainian militants shelled #Melitopol with HIMARS MLRS. The shells hit the Hunters’ Rest Base and killed civilians. Despite the massive strike, not a single military facility was hit. There were no casualties among the military personnel.

  25. mitchellc December 12, 2022 at 12:40 pm #

    Jaz, your comments are on point, but I need to ask, why do you care?

    After all, who’s more at fault, the criminals who simply do what they’re programmed to do, or the idiot sheep that against all forewarning still allowed the situation to occur?

    Why align with these masses? Why do they deserve anything other than contempt? That’s why I say (mentally) walk away. The country is done; perhaps it never actually existed other than in our fantasies.

    Rather, if any are looking for possible salvation, look abroad. Look to a country brimming with natural resources along with the most extreme low population to land ratio on the planet.

    Look to a country culturally unified, one with a thousand year history, one with a record of not one nor two existential battles for survival, but three and currently undergoing a fourth test.

    And when they prevail, when the dollar standard is upset, as the reality of resource depletion dawns on ‘muricans, what then?

    What then indeed as your predicted balknization, secession and dissolution take place, first recognized as the present mental construct, then actual physical boundaries?

    So again I ask, why do you care?

    • JohnAZ December 12, 2022 at 1:01 pm #

      Probably because I do not want the bastards to win.

      How come every other “patriot” on this blog wants to see the bastards get theirs? Am I so different?

      If I am, I am glad I am.

      I am 75, the changes coming will probably not affect me much.

      But I have a daughter and a grandson.

    • Lyndy33 December 12, 2022 at 1:15 pm #

      Call it Apple Pie, Mother, Patriotism, USA,USA,USA, pride to start the list. The lack of ‘caring’ is part of the problem.

    • Jarek December 12, 2022 at 1:54 pm #

      I asked mitch his ethnic group. He didn’t respond. That may be a clue to his identity. We assume he has no group allegiance since he argues against OUR having any. Eric Hoffer did the same thing to much acclaim – from his countrymen in the media.

      • mitchellc December 12, 2022 at 2:45 pm #

        I could have been – probably still be – an Aryan poster boy.

        Mom’s side has been here since Plymouth, dad’s more recent from the 1848 revolutions

        I’m like garlic to the demons; they instinctively react. And it’s mutual – I can spot them a mile away.

        ( I shit you not, I’ve had strangers stop me and either ask if I’m a kennedy or simply blurt out I look like royalty. I know cringe but there it is)

        At some point the Germans had to accept their loss, and get on with it, whether in s America or homeland. They got outplayed and didn’t think it through.

        Same here – the idiot masses completely, utterly defeated & humiliated. You keep stating the obvious as if it will have any impact or bearing

        It’s over and the sooner people figure it out and stop playing maybe just maybe history can proceed apace with what many here may think but can never say out loud

        • Islander December 12, 2022 at 4:03 pm #

          Thanks for all the good reasons to take what you say with a grain of salt, esp. the cringe-worthy Kennedy self-image.

          And the ueber-cynical nonsense, totally predictable, ill-concealed gratuitous hostility toward other commenters, IMHO.

        • Woodchuck December 12, 2022 at 4:17 pm #

          Good grief!!! You look like royalty? Let’s hope you don’t look like the Hapsburgs with their inbred inherited facial abnormalities. I’d keep stuff like that quiet if I was you………

        • Night Owl December 12, 2022 at 4:20 pm #

          In my senior year in high school, I had a few people ask me if I was German. Newer students who I had never seen (all non-white; I am not making any kind of statement, but it was that way). They thought I was an exchange student or something.

          Good times.

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

          Perhaps another Rulo type, with Dad being one of those Germans who thought Marx was a superstar.

          They love not lying but not telling the Truth either – thus lying since they know the hapless Europids will assume something they didn’t say. Their response? A huge grin and, “Well that’s on them.”

          • Rulo Deschamps December 12, 2022 at 8:09 pm #

            “with Dad being one of those Germans who thought Marx was a superstar”

            Jarek, you’re quite mad. I’m sure I’m not the first one who tells you that.

          • MaryQueen December 12, 2022 at 9:45 pm #

            He has you mixed up with another commenter.

            Can’t stop laughing.

            & yeah he’s quite mad.

          • Paddys Lament December 12, 2022 at 9:59 pm #

            This sub- thread is trending more Groucho than Karl.

          • Jarek December 12, 2022 at 10:05 pm #

            Crazy? Sure I’m crazy – like a fox! Or as the Bard said, only when the wind is north northwest.

            Rulo wants to believe he just woke up one morning in an Israeli work camp (kibbutz). No reason given. He just signed himself up zombie style.

          • MaryQueen December 12, 2022 at 11:59 pm #

            No, Jarek.

            You are not crazy like a fox.

            A fox is sly, you’re just obnoxious.

          • Rulo Deschamps December 14, 2022 at 5:10 pm #

            Jarek, I am not Jewish. I wouldn’t mind or resent being Jewish, but I’m not, I’m Catholic, born and raised. Some of my ancestors were non religious Jews from the Balkans, most of my genes however come from Christian Spaniards, Belgians and Italians as far as I know.

            Why do I bother to explain you this. You’d still hate me and wish me death because of an abstraction and a lie – the abstraction of race, the lie of us not being, ultimately, mutts.

            And you refuse to do your research about the heyday of the kibbutz socialist farming experiment in Israel. Yes, Jewish boys and girls volunteered, but there were large numbers of Gentiles attracted to the experience, the sun, the chance to get laid, perhaps even in Jerusalem. During my experience there, ALL the other volunteers (around 50) were from the UK, Denmark, Spain and a single Argie, now very happy to be in the World Cup final again, against France this year.

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

            Ok, thanks. One last question: Is you dad Jewish, thus making you not Jewish since the descent is through the mother? Like Bill Maher, who obviously identifies with his Jewish side? I cam even understand: As Osama Bin Ladin said, If you see a strong horse and a weak horse, you will like the strong one better.

            The Kibbutz movement is interesting. Maybe someday you could write another article about the whole experience and its influence of you and your ideas of farming.

          • Rulo Deschamps December 15, 2022 at 6:59 pm #

            Jarek, the few kike genes I carry come through my dad, yes, who is not Jewish himself. Happy? Add a note to your database. When the pogroms come, you know…

            An article, maybe, but their methods worked in the past, wouldn’t work today, I think. In the late 90s when I was there no Israeli youth wanted to farm. The work was done by Danes and Canadians volunteering for a summer or so, hired Thai workers, and hired Palestinians.

        • MaryQueen December 13, 2022 at 12:01 am #

          Hahahahahhaa!

      • Hereward the Woke December 13, 2022 at 7:05 am #

        Maybe he’s not as obsessed by ethnicity as you are. Not many are.

        • Jarek December 13, 2022 at 1:15 pm #

          Truer words were never spoken, Wokey. And then they are amazed to find their cities turning to shit and their capital city no longer their own. Not just London, Washington too!

          We tried to save the West. No one can say that we didn’t. But you all were too stupid. And you will realize it before the End.

          • Hereward the Woke December 15, 2022 at 9:56 am #

            Maybe in my next incarnation, I will be as wise and all-knowing as you, Jarek. Now off you go and trim your toothbrush moustache!

        • Rulo Deschamps December 14, 2022 at 5:12 pm #

          Hereward, Jarek is hopeless. Hatred blinds his judgement.

    • K-Chien December 12, 2022 at 2:17 pm #

      So again I ask, why do you care?

      Cursed with the breath of life and aware of it, I’d like my life to count for something.

      • BackRowHeckler December 12, 2022 at 6:54 pm #

        K-Dog

        That ‘Tools Section’ is a nice addition to your site. I was pleasantly surprised, not something one often sees on a blog dedicated to environmental & political issues.

      • benr December 12, 2022 at 11:49 pm #

        Pretty sad if you are however old you are now and you still think your life does not count.

        Better to help people around you who need it.
        Pay it forward.
        Hold the door open and wish people a good day.
        Buy someone a cup of coffee or breakfast without them knowing who did it.
        Small things can really brighten someone’s day.

      • Rulo Deschamps December 14, 2022 at 5:13 pm #

        Good one, Dog. Thank you.

    • Woodchuck December 12, 2022 at 4:23 pm #

      Yes indeed! Move to Russia, brimming with natural resources and low population. Get busy learning that new alphabet and those new sounds, It’s a hard language to learn.

      Now after the fall of the Soviet Union, there were some people with your attitude in Russia, they called ’em “oligarchs”. Putin has kicked their asses good, and kicked a lot of ’em out of Russia. You still sure you want to move there?

      • Hereward the Woke December 13, 2022 at 7:07 am #

        Putin’s achievements in Russia – and I know he’s no saint, either – give hope that even a nation as screwed as the US can be pulled back from the brink by a determined and competent leader. And no, I don’t mean Trump.

        • Anthea December 13, 2022 at 8:31 am #

          @ Hereward the Woke:

          The US could be pulled back from the brink by communities of good people.

          The reason the US is in this fix is because the people and their communities have become degraded. They have long been under attack from outside forces seeking to degrade them, so maybe they are not so much to blame.

          • Hereward the Woke December 15, 2022 at 9:58 am #

            Anthea, I don’t believe that a Putin-like character could save America. I no longer believe that someone in DC can do this. The DS is too deep. It will have to come from the ground level. I’m not American, so I don’t pretend to know, but I’m sure there are still some very strong ground-level communities out there who can be springboards for a new kind of America. We live in hope!

      • Rulo Deschamps December 14, 2022 at 5:14 pm #

        Woodchuck, yes, the resources, and the endless profit from the military industrial complex.

        Russia has a lot of BTU of energy still easily accesible, thus cheap. That cannot stand.

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder December 14, 2022 at 9:12 pm #

      mitch – The country is done; perhaps it never actually existed other than in our fantasies.

      Okay. Interesting mind game if we were all in freshman pysch class, but overall a bridge too far.

      Of course it did. And of course not in the way we and our grandparents pretended it did. But it was better then than it is now. We actually thought we were together. Now all people can think about is how we’re apart. That is what exists, and it did not come about randomly. We did, in some cohesive form, exist. And what used to be was far superior to the nonsense we are forced to ingest today. Minus GPS.

      • Paula D December 15, 2022 at 11:52 am #

        Yes, Mango. We used to be taught that we were one country, bound by our fondness for freedom and justice.

        Now we are taught that we were conceived in white evil and dedicated to genocide and that free speech is dangerous.

        Very different.

  26. laceration December 12, 2022 at 12:52 pm #

    I remember when twitter was introduced on the internets. They called it a microblogging platform. I thought it was stupid. Now I read it quite often, but only when writers that I follow embed tweets on their websites. I never visit twitter directly. Is this not the first time Kunstler embedded a tweet? I cringed when Facebook appeared. It was a walled off ecosystem in wwwhat was primarily free and open. Why would I want to go to facebook when I could visit writers I liked directly, I have said with Kunstler on my mind. Social media is only a way to herd people. I’d like to see vaccination rates in social media users, compared with people who use RSS readers.

  27. laceration December 12, 2022 at 1:00 pm #

    So the Tesla guy is not a total moron. But he obviously has not read “The Geography of Nowhere”. I am just waiting for the day I can’t just boot up + read the Monday Kunstler bcuz the grid went down charging all the stupid cars.

  28. Beryl of Oyl December 12, 2022 at 1:06 pm #

    Here’s a thread about some of the goings-on at Twitter, pre-Musk, if anyone is interested.

    “The stuff uncovered in the Twitter whistleblower report is much crazier than anything in the “Twitter files” but it’s much less politically/tribally salient so it got no attention. Going to do a thread on some of the craziest things, in no particular order.”

    https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1602127460677844993.html

    • Lyndy33 December 12, 2022 at 1:29 pm #

      Dilbert is a documentary.

      • niner December 12, 2022 at 2:15 pm #

        so true, Lyndy.

    • thirdcoastlegend December 12, 2022 at 2:33 pm #

      The widescale lack of backups at Twitter is a felony-tier non-compliance issue, compounded by the execs’ decision to leave it be.

    • MaryQueen December 12, 2022 at 4:33 pm #

      I’m so not surprised. Good stuff here, thanks, BoO.

  29. Q. Shtik December 12, 2022 at 1:17 pm #

    “minor-attracted persons,” – JHK

    ===========

    Hahaha lol, similar to calling the poor “under resourced.”

  30. Hg December 12, 2022 at 1:28 pm #

    Reading the article my brain slipped ‘predecessor’ in where it was supposed to read ‘protector’ and the following sentence appeared. I found it to be revealing:
    “In the process, that gay mafia running the public dialogue supported every lie that the government, its predecessor, put out.”

  31. niner December 12, 2022 at 1:32 pm #

    excuse me for breaking in on this enjoyable r/K selection debate,

    but Mr. Kunstler has done a fine and courageous service, again:


    In the process, that gay mafia running the public dialogue supported every lie that the government, its protector, put out,

    some objection was made that there are other named groups who are more obvious as the powers that be.

    however, consider the venn diagram. it is the overlapping middle between the two circles where there is the point of power.

    • Jarek December 12, 2022 at 1:58 pm #

      Is Yoel gay? That’s not why he is powerful. It’s the other part of his identity that did that. All other things being equal of course. I think Tucker said he had no background in this, but of course he is smart and of all the right persuasions.

    • Islander December 12, 2022 at 4:19 pm #

      Niner,

      Re Venn diagrams, a sage observation and the right image, IMO.

      JHK I think implied a presumed (by others; not by him) direct connection between this gay mafia and “murky” elites. He then quashed that idea.

      I don’t presume such a direct connection.

      But I would like to know how WEF power “rippling” outward and downward intersects with other groups pushing agendas that end up serving the same end, such as that of the Gay Mafia:

      Namely, suppression of inconvenient narrative-busting information of multiple sorts (and, it appears, pushing grotesque info/images that erode accepted social norms).

      I don’t know what the connections are between Soros and the WEF. But I do know that Soros has funded campaigns for many local DAs and these DAs have allowed agendas that encourage social chaos, and this social chaos seems to be an enabling precondition of achieving the WEF agenda.

      My personal view/question/inquiry: How do these circles of power intersect? That is what I think we need to delve into. Whitney Webb is doing that kind of work. Her Dore interview was mainly confined to the Venn diagram of USA power structures, but in her interview with Glenn Beck she went much, much further.

      “How Elites Will Create a New Class of Slaves”

      httpX://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-d3jFIGxdQ

      • niner December 13, 2022 at 6:23 pm #

        thank you Islander, for your fine explication of the overlapping middle. (also called the vesica pisces, in the perfect case).

        yes, these little blobs of conspirators who are like-minded in 2 or 3 or more directions.

        and who may circulate in all those defined groups.

        i don’t usually read W.Webb but will look at your cite.

        httpX://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-d3jFIGxdQ ;

        i’ve long wondered about the communication systems available to these groups. the twitter business, in the open like that protected only by personal password is amazingly stupid and careless.

        they never seem to understand that the internet is like the newspapers used to be, and it’s merely a question of who wants to take it further.

        they never seem to understand that they too can be outed and the subject of intense criticism.

        woke for one, woke for all.

        you made a very nice image: the power of WEF rippling out — through how many other self-identifying groups and institutions.

        we only seem to see them after they attack us.

        that’s why i say, escape, escape. and watch their slow motion fall from afar.

        we could beat them in the streets like the brazilians and chinese, but alas, that is not our way. we no longer have the habit of the streets. and the streets have been taken from us by the druggers and muggers.

        it isn’t enough to know; we must position ourselves.

  32. Roundball Shaman December 12, 2022 at 1:40 pm #

    “Twitter’s chief censors were deranged ideologues abusing their power over our discourse to silence dissent. —Glenn Greenwald”

    Doesn’t Glenn know? One MUST be a deranged ideologue of some kind to be allowed to sit in ANY position of power in today’s Modern Age of Terminal Wokeness.

    Loyalty to the Country? Competence? Ability? Morals? Bah! Hah! None of that (stuff) matters today. Only one question needs to be answered for one to have a bright future in our World of the Deranged Woke: ARE YOU ONE OF US?

    “Twitter’s senior ranks of content moderators included over a dozen former FBI and CIA agents and analysts…”

    People have talked about the ‘Revolving Door’ of folks who cycle between Government and Private Interests with the ease of someone going in and out of the big New York City Macy’s store doors.

    But again… this ease of movement is only for those who suffer from ‘TWD’. Yes, that dreadful disease that is a TRUE pandemic in this World as opposed to the Phony One shoved down our throats the past three years by bad script writers and sick men and women in lab coats and deranged social manipulators.

    Yes… the horrid affliction of ‘TWD’ — Terminal Wokeness Disease. For which there is no cure. And there never will be. When one allows TWD to take over their body and mind… there is no coming back, ever. All you can be is an highly-infectious carrier out there to infect others.

    “… they also promoted the most-deadly psy-op in world history: the Covid-19 scare and the mass ‘vaccination’ crusade that will end up killing many millions world-wide, after destroying the economies of the Western Civ nations.”

    And those who perpetrated these horrendous atrocities… handshakes and high-fives all around and lots and lots and lots of money and benefits for Them for the rest of their unnatural lives. Which actually shouldn’t be that long since They all suffer from TWD and very dark and twisted humanity-hating psyche impulses.

    “As TS Eliot observed: ‘Humankind cannot bear too much reality’.”

    And these days, humankind can’t seem to tolerate ANY reality.

    “… Elon has put the basic question to America: Are you in favor of free speech or not?”

    The whole notion of needing to ask such a question during times that were sane would be considered nonsensical and laughable. But yes, here we are… needing to ask questions that are fundamentally ridiculous for a Nation that still laughingly purports to be about Freedom.

    But this IS a Nation that still promotes Freedom. Freedom to ‘Follow Orders!’ that is.

    • Jarek December 12, 2022 at 2:04 pm #

      “Vox populi, Vox dei”. The voice of the people is the voice of God. Thus does Loki (Elon) mock us. But what he himself believes, who can say? Not that in any case!

      My point? You don’t have to believe in democracy to not want these monsters to rule the Earth. Part of doing that is to stifle all other voices but their own. So Elon Loki opposes them because – well maybe because he just hates assholes. What are you against? What have you got? It could be as simple as that. But that, even if a bit twisted, is a a desire for freedom. Not unmixed with license of course. We were once better than that, but no longer. Once upon a time, he would have no moral message for us, but he does now, alas.

  33. niner December 12, 2022 at 2:06 pm #

    ok, so they want us to walk in circles until we drop, like the sheep, the rheindeer, earthworms, and other species never seen doing this before.

    but we can choose other schemes of movement and action. we can mill about inside the fence like a disturbed ant hill, we can lie down and refuse to get up, we can form a phalanx and charge the gates.

    but the one most likely to succeed, is — we can each jump the fence and scatter, furiously fast.

    and find a small friendly manageable group with our same ideas and intent.

    and end up forming small defensible and hidden little herds, like the free sheep in the rocky mountains do.

    and the free wild horses.

    • Woodchuck December 12, 2022 at 4:13 pm #

      Instead of jumping fences there are other options. One choice among us herd animals is to have a stampede and to suddenly destroy everything in our way like a hotrod steamroller. Saw that happen once on a farm when the cows were all lined up at the feedlot, waiting outside the gate to get in, Something spooked the herd real bad and they all moved at once. They torn down fencing and gates like the stuff was made of tinkertoys. If the cowboys had been in the way at that moment they could have been trampled and killed.

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder December 14, 2022 at 9:37 pm #

      Hmm. Have you seen The Walking Dead? Minus the zombies, a pretty realistic view of what happens to the like-minded “normies” who set up communal shop in the outlands. We all have a set period of peace in our lives. The rest is up to whoever is trying to fuck that up, and how organized they are.

  34. niner December 12, 2022 at 2:13 pm #

    i’ll go along with musk, as long as he is going in my direction.

    and be grateful for a fighter on my flank.

    trump wasn’t choosy enough in his choice of comrades in arms. and he did not keep them under watch for loyalty and for following his orders.

    we will keep watch. but let’s remember, the enemy of my enemy is my friend. until proven otherwise.

    • Rowdypiglet December 12, 2022 at 2:27 pm #

      @niner, I agree completely. If someone is going to help, accept the help unless it has strings attached – and it’s up to you to make sure there are none. If they later begin to sow treachery in the ranks, they’re out. We’re not in a position to scorn the assistance of the powerful.

      • niner December 12, 2022 at 2:29 pm #

        exactly, Rowdy.

    • Islander December 12, 2022 at 9:43 pm #

      Niner,

      I’m OK with Musk qua benevolent dictator, as long as the benevolence outweighs malevolence.

      He may not even know the difference . . .

      But at the moment the visible benevolence locus is at the nexus of power: communication and freedom of speech.

      • MaryQueen December 12, 2022 at 10:29 pm #

        So we’re down to people being OK with a billionaire being a dictator, taking on the role of government without being elected, and fooling folks into believing he’s benevolent to boot.

        The biggest part of the psyops is checking to see if people are so desperate to be done with the wokies that they’ll accept a dictator.

        It worked!

        Ironically, the same people who are whining elections aren’t fair don’t care what Musk does as long as he outs the perversions of the ruling class (as if!). Even though all of that was already known to most of us who were paying attention.

        • JohnAZ December 13, 2022 at 9:58 am #

          Okay, Mary.

          Let’s explore Elon’s motivation.

          Cannot be President.

          Has more influence where he is than in Congress.

          Obviously likes to compete with other richees by exposing their shenanigans.

          Hates the Mob, especially the DC group.

          Loves to innovate, to create options that other say are impossible. He and Trump enjoy exposing PTB blowhards for what they are.

          Controlling Twitter output may make him a major player on who does run for president, both sides.

          The man has power, and lots of it.

          • MaryQueen December 13, 2022 at 12:53 pm #

            I’ve never argued that he doesn’t have power.

            I am 100% sure he is a transhumanist and WEF puppet.

            I have proof of what I claim. You have only wishes and fairy tales.

          • Jarek December 13, 2022 at 1:18 pm #

            So how does Elon releasing the twitter files and calling for Fauci to be put on trial help the Elite cause?

            I don’t say he couldn’t be better. So don’t go there. Just answer the above.

          • MaryQueen December 13, 2022 at 10:23 pm #

            Jared, look up something called a ‘limited hangout.’ Where the ruling class leads the public around by the nose with tasty tidbits, designed to tittilate but never put any real monsters in jail.

            Been going on for decades now. Usually run by someone like Elon.

            Rinse, repeat, etc.

        • niner December 13, 2022 at 6:44 pm #

          MaryQ, i think we are going to get a strongman, dictator, of the right or the left, no matter what we do. it is simply the next step in our political evolution.

          although a smart dictator will give a gift to everyone, and a slap to everyone.

          i like what armstrong says about republics- – that they are inevitably corrupted.

          he seems to indicate that we have the technology now to have a true voting democracy on all important questions, and bypass the congress/parliament/lege

          but there is still the issue of scale. and the efficiency of localism. he says we wont be able to work this out until 2032, after the great conflict is over.

          • Paula D December 14, 2022 at 12:25 pm #

            Direct democracy is what I have been advocating for a while.

            Other countries hold national referendums on matters of national interest, but we never do. We should.

            This voting (in rigged elections) for candidate after candidate hoping that they will vote for the good of the people someday, instead of the good of the lobbyists wining and dining them, is ridiculous.

            Lobbying, like bioweapon research labs, is also illegal, if you look at the Constitution and realize that “bribery” is the proper name for “lobbying”.
            I read somewhere that there were fewer than 100 registered lobbyists in Washington, DC in the 70s and now there are at least 3 for every legislator.

            And it shows.

      • Islander December 12, 2022 at 11:00 pm #

        “benevolent dictator”

        • MaryQueen December 12, 2022 at 11:32 pm #

          LOL. As if.

          • Islander December 13, 2022 at 3:32 pm #

            Missed the point but had to respond.

          • MaryQueen December 13, 2022 at 10:24 pm #

            There was no point except you again thinking you are clever and obvious when you’re not.

            If you have to explain a joke or a bon mot, then it has failed.

        • Hereward the Woke December 15, 2022 at 10:04 am #

          Paula, I live in a direct democracy – Switzerland. It’s great because as long as we can gather 100k signatures, we can vote on anything. For example, the leftists here have passed a law giving job training for illegal immigrants. We can now get the signatures and get this stopped. We’ve recently voted down crazy green laws that would have destroyed our farming industry. That’s all good. But DD only works if you have a sensible people. The Swiss have also voted for sexual perverts to marry. Also, it’s amazing how many of the really big decisions here never get put to a vote, such as sanctions on Russia. So, it’s definitely a double edged weapon.

          • Paula D December 15, 2022 at 11:54 am #

            Better than us, but yeah, it sounds like the ruling class still gets the final say.

  35. perla December 12, 2022 at 3:06 pm #

    I personally have never seen this many comments from your readership, Mr. K. Sounding the Alarm bells is most apropos. People are finally seeing this for that it is: For Whom the Bell Tolls. About the carnage post Civil War in Spain. Feels ominous, really, to read this treatise.

  36. WadeWaters December 12, 2022 at 3:09 pm #

    As for Yoel Roth – If you’re gay you like sticking your tool up another man’s bunghole. I get that.

    But it’s nothing to be proud of.

    Things were better when it was a private vice.

    • Night Owl December 12, 2022 at 4:28 pm #

      It just came out that he wrote his dissertation on getting kids on Grinder.

      These people are such freaks.

      • MaryQueen December 12, 2022 at 4:45 pm #

        I should be shocked, but I think the shock has been worn out of me.

        • Hereward the Woke December 13, 2022 at 7:11 am #

          I think maybe some revelations about gender fluid penguins might still ruffle my feathers, but apart from that, I’m unshockable too. I wonder where the perverts among us now have to go to be “stunning and brave”?

          • Blackbird December 13, 2022 at 5:42 pm #

            “I wonder where the perverts among us now have to go to be ‘stunning and brave’?”

            The “Biden” Administration.

      • Islander December 12, 2022 at 9:46 pm #

        Interesting comment thread at Alex Berenson’s substack.

        Berenson came out with a dopey post on Roth.

        His readers jumped on him bigtime.

        Many good points made there regarding Roth’s VERY dubious background.

        Let’s just say: RED ALERT CREEP!!!.

        • MaryQueen December 12, 2022 at 10:30 pm #

          Berenson is a tool.

        • Islander December 13, 2022 at 8:01 am #

          I was calling attention to the material and views expressed in the comments.

          • MaryQueen December 13, 2022 at 10:25 pm #

            His commenters are usually none too bright either.

          • Islander December 14, 2022 at 8:50 am #

            You mean, unusually bright like you?

          • MaryQueen December 15, 2022 at 8:44 pm #

            No.

    • MaryQueen December 12, 2022 at 4:48 pm #

      More Yoel:

      https://twitter.com/LeftismForU/status/1601759305752924161

      • gustafson.robert.22 December 12, 2022 at 6:38 pm #

        There were several twitter campaigns in the last 5 years or so by users calling for a crackdown on underage porn posting that never seemed to go anywhere…

        • MaryQueen December 12, 2022 at 8:15 pm #

          And the lefties get soooo offended when we say “OK groomer” but they allowed and pushed for the availability of porn as a human right. And sex work as an upstanding vocation to aspire towards.

  37. MaryQueen December 12, 2022 at 4:52 pm #

    Thanks for embedding the .png of that Tweet, James.

    If anyone wants a link to the actual Tweet, here you go:

    https://twitter.com/yoyoel/status/671833139044417537

    It sure doesn’t seem to have aged well.

    • SoftStarLight December 13, 2022 at 3:02 am #

      Interesting that he didn’t shut his account down or limit views given the sitch. He and KJP and the rest of them or hyperventilating that everyone is in grave danger because people can say different words now on one platform. It’s not a good look but it doesn’t seem like this particular crew is moved much by optics. The Biden entity approaches with ice cream cone in hand to inform all that these revelations are no biggie bcause the elections are over jack. Maybe the Biden’s new lawfare warroom will help the the Yoels of the world?

      • MaryQueen December 15, 2022 at 8:46 pm #

        That creep is definitely not moved by optics.

        He was given free rein to let his freak flag fly. And he seems to have hoisted himself on his own petard.

        Just another fucking tool of the ruling class, too stupid to see the long game.

  38. elysianfield December 12, 2022 at 4:57 pm #

    A National Treasure;

    https://www.foxbangor.com/national-news/brittney-griner-dunks-in-first-workout-since-russia-arrest-wnba-future-unclear-agent-says/

    Brittany Dunks! An event likened to the second coming of Christ*, Brittany conducted a work out, the first since her metaphorical walk down her Via Delarosa,.. Putin’s Gulag…and she dunks! Right in Putin’s face! This…this shows that America can never be defeated by the Evil Empire. I, personally, have tears in my eyes.

    Of course, there are detractors…a comment overheard;

    “What is the difference between Brittany Griner and a Canadian Ice Hockey Team?

    (Answer) “The team usually takes a shower after three periods…”

    .*Maybe…who knows?

    • Disaffected December 12, 2022 at 7:17 pm #

      She’s a honey!

      • SoftStarLight December 13, 2022 at 2:34 am #

        Enigma Honey! No wonder she be trippin everybody out lol 🙂

        • Disaffected December 13, 2022 at 8:34 am #

          We’re all wondering what she be packin’ in the junk department?

          • SoftStarLight December 13, 2022 at 12:18 pm #

            LOL don’t see much junk in the trunk huh 😀

          • Disaffected December 14, 2022 at 9:05 am #

            True that. Almost indiscernible trunk on it. Clearly no junk in there.

  39. benr December 12, 2022 at 5:08 pm #

    Gold rimmed Russian crystal shot glasses a thing of beauty.

    ebay.com/itm/154147482055

    • benr December 12, 2022 at 5:09 pm #

      Or

      .ebay.com/itm/265841492114?hash=item3de5634092

      • Disaffected December 12, 2022 at 7:15 pm #

        $32 each for two. Not terribly expensive, but I can still imagine the horror of dropping it in my steel/porcelain sink while washing and trashing it. When it comes to glasses, I stick with the cheap stuff for good reason. I have a recurring horror scene in my mind of cracking one while washing and slicing my hand to bits. Glass cuts are the worst.

        • Islander December 12, 2022 at 9:51 pm #

          I put on a glove when I unscrew a light bulb.

          I know someone who got a bad cut when the light bulb broke in her hand.

          • Disaffected December 12, 2022 at 10:37 pm #

            Good advice. I don’t know where this preternatural fear comes from, but it’s really quite extraordinary. I physically shudder every time I think about it.

          • Jarek December 12, 2022 at 11:39 pm #

            One time when the lights went out as a kid, it seemed to happen in slow motion, with the darkness visibly expanding across the room as something almost organic.

            Some kind of perceptual illusion, with my mind turning it into a sequential event after the fact. The world was new to me then and I guess I wanted it to be that way for some reason.

          • Anthea December 13, 2022 at 9:38 am #

            @ Jarek:

            No, actually light bulbs do not blink out; they fade out. If you will drop some acid, your perceptions will be heightened enough for you to see this.

          • Jarek December 13, 2022 at 1:39 pm #

            Thanks Ant. My perception was correct. But I think the newer ones just blink out – or my perception has slowed alas, as you insinuate.

          • Disaffected December 14, 2022 at 5:52 pm #

            I’ve noticed that the new LED bulbs definitely fade out, and rather slowly at that.

        • stelmosfire December 13, 2022 at 7:29 am #

          “Glass cuts are the worst” I’ve found glass cuts to be far from the worst. Usually nice and clean with no ragged edges. Beats a chainsaw any day. Stock up on super glue. It works great for nice clean cuts/slices. Those glasses on ebay were 32 bucks for 6 glasses if you bought 2 sets. So 12 glasses 64 ballons.

          • stelmosfire December 13, 2022 at 7:37 am #

            Get some 3M vet bond. It’s more expensive. I prefer Gorilla Super Glue. Manly stuff.

          • BackRowHeckler December 13, 2022 at 3:35 pm #

            I understand chainsaw cuts never heal. Also, I was reading about a Civil War Veteran from my town who was wounded in the Battle of Antietam who incurred a bullet wound on his upper arm, and the wound remained open & festering for the rest of his life, well into the 20th century.

          • Paula D December 13, 2022 at 5:15 pm #

            My husband had a chainsaw laceration that took 19 sutures.

            It has healed, but he won’t use a gas chainsaw.
            He’s out now using his electric one. Maybe I should go check on him.

          • Paula D December 13, 2022 at 5:17 pm #

            And my grandfather had two bullet wounds in his upper chest from the Battle of the Somne.

            He was almost left for dead, but he moved as the wagon went by so they picked him up.

            He was in the hospital for months, but they did heal. I think they left one inside of him.

    • SoftStarLight December 13, 2022 at 2:29 am #

      I love them!! Is this a gift idea, secret Santa, wish list? Or are you preparing a toast to the resilient and pensive Bear?

  40. Islander December 13, 2022 at 7:59 am #

    Good commentary/”noticing” of use of mystifying terms at Armstrong Economics this a.m.:

    httpX://www.armstrongeconomics.com/world-news/population/the-hypocrisy-behind-the-vaccines/

    “COMMENT: Am I just outright stupid, or is something seriously wrong with the majority of people? Bill Gates had his summit on overpopulation and how this is a serious crisis. Yet then he claims he can reduce disease and save the population with vaccines. Gates especially seems to want to save humanity which he on the other hand says is the problem. Something is just not right.”
    REPLY: Look, the real problem is the media. We no longer have media organizations willing to actually report the truth on any of these political issues or ever do any serious investigation. Gates held a secret gathering to sell his agenda to reduce the world’s population. The Guardian reported that they are known as the ***“Good Club”*** which seems to be the same marketing ploy used for ensuring your death which they call life insurance. Fire, theft, and accident insurance are called by their proper name. . . .
    I find it unimaginable how you can be so obsessed with overpopulation and then want to create vaccines to increase the population. . . . “+++++++
    Some relevant embedded items at the site supporting the text. (Martin Armstrong’s is my first stop of the day.)

    “Conspiracy theory,” like Armstrong’s examples, is a deliberating mystifying term—wherever it is used it is a dust cloud that whose purpose is to obscure reality and cancel actual hypotheses and independent thinking. To stop thought.

    Or, kind of like a skunk’s spray.

    Putting it in scare quos is maybe comparable to a dog that has been sprayed by a skunk: you still don’t want it in the house! The dog must be cleansed. And so must the language.

    • Disaffected December 13, 2022 at 4:14 pm #

      That’s pretty decent blog. I was perusing it this morning for an hour or two.

    • Night Owl December 13, 2022 at 6:12 pm #

      Even easier is to watch videos where he says openly that they can reduce the population by doing a “really good job on vaccines.”

      The problem is that these people use the technique of putting their crazed rantings out there for all to see. The stuff is so nuts that no one can believe Gates or Schwab mean what they say.

      The Schwab classic regarding the clot shot also comes to mind: “It changes YOU.”

      Weak minds are not capable of sussing this out.

      • MaryQueen December 13, 2022 at 10:27 pm #

        Weak minds are also on the Elon Musk Show bandwagon.

        That one has me even more surprised than people falling for the quacksines or the covid hoax.

        • Islander December 14, 2022 at 7:00 pm #

          Presents as suffering from MDS.

          Has a special “idiot savant” ability to find opportunities to express hatred of Musk and his supposed “worshippers” in any context whatsoever.

          • MaryQueen December 15, 2022 at 8:47 pm #

            Can’t wait ’til the day Musk flips the script and you have to eat all your precious words.

            It’s gonna be delicious.

  41. JohnAZ December 13, 2022 at 9:46 am #

    Conspiracy theory

    AKA Dis or mis information

    By the side who is in power, who controls the media.

    Note social and political trends happening over time

    Try to put a handle on it, to explain what is happening, usually using scientific method, usually using KISS as a basis. Usually there are folks out there that can substantiate bits and pieces.

    The folks in power spend much of their time trying to discount conspiracy theories as they have a tendency to disclose the truth with time. Liberals hate them because they undermine their lies that they base their policies on.

    Like.

    We are working on inflation.

    Election laws are fair and unbiased.

    There are no illegal votes happening in Arizona and Georgia.

    Russia started the Ukraine war.

    Covid came from bats, or it is a leak. Flu disappeared last year. Covid is such a killer it must be totally contained. The Vaxx stops Covid. The Vaxx does anything. The Vaxx destroys immune systems. The Vaxx changes DNA. The Vaxx causes autoimmunity. The Vaxx does no adverse reactions and works exactly as the Pharma overlords says.

    Theories and misinformation everywhere. Who is right? What is the truth? Depends on who is in power. Who controls the media.

    However, there is an exception right now. Elon Musk is getting his jollies exposing the crud that comprises the US Deep State.

    Come on, Elon, more and more.

    • JohnAZ December 13, 2022 at 9:50 am #

      Notice that conspiracy theory emerge from both sides. With the side in power, it is the blessed truth, not to be doubted. Lemmings suck it up. The opposition lies, nothing they say can be the truth.

      The whoppers that Biden is coming up with, however, are really stretching the literary imagination.

      • Islander December 13, 2022 at 10:43 am #

        Well, my point is, Why do you keep using this phrase whose point is to mystify, not explain?

  42. docmartin December 13, 2022 at 10:07 am #

    The piggyback blog gang continues to elucidate!

    • JohnAZ December 13, 2022 at 10:24 am #

      Yes, the function of the comments section.

      Your opinions?

    • Islander December 13, 2022 at 10:44 am #

      Concern troll?

    • gustafson.robert.22 December 13, 2022 at 11:06 am #

      You did one comment last blog that was decent and constructive, and now you’re back on your gutter-trolling..

  43. JohnAZ December 13, 2022 at 10:21 am #

    One more this AM.

    I see a lot of discussion about who the Mob is. Are they Italian, like Giancana and The Godfather. Yes. Are they Chinese, yes, Japanese, yes, Jewish, yes, Mexican, yes. Most developed countries have Mobs. Mexico has been very successful promoting the U.S. illegal Mob traffic, drugs. The existence and tolerance of the China, Mexico, US Mob connection is the prime reason, IMHO, that the Deep State is a prime contractor. The Southern border, by itself, is going to drain the US of vitality and is encouraged by the powers in control now. Literature exists saying that the illicit trades through the US border is what is keeping the IMF afloat. ???

    The Mobs comprise the elements of society that prey on everyone else, using the moral weaknesses of the people. Right now, with the exception of drugs, the Mob is legal.

    If you are ever in Vegas, check out the Mob Museum, a good description of the growth of the Mob way beyond the Napoli and Sicilian groups. The Godfather is fifty years old, the Mob is so much more, indeed, the Deep State is just part of it. Could be the ultimate Mob group in existence today are the globalists, the WEF, George Soros using international money control and the crime associated with it to establish the global power group they desire.

    Think of their prime enemies, Putin and the Russian Mob, and Xi and the Chinese Mob, once he discovers what Schwab is up to.

    Could it be? The WEF versus BRIICS+ is the ultimate picture that is approaching.

    • SoftStarLight December 13, 2022 at 12:29 pm #

      Mob seems to be a strange word to use in this case if I am understanding you correctly. I think maybe cabal, clique, or faction? Mob generally implies a disorderly grouping of riotous individuals whereas the groups that you are speaking of are very well organized with clear reporting structures and often times are under the radar and involved in elaborate, well thought out schemes.

      • Jarek December 13, 2022 at 1:45 pm #

        Good point. Westerners called the Mongolian invasion, “a horde”, perhaps seeing them as inhuman like locusts. But actually the Mongolians were often out numbered by the Western armies, and they were far, far more organized, Genghis was a military genius – and his descendants were often very good as well.

        Dave Chapelle: Italians create the Mob, Blacks form gangs, but Jews? Just a coincidence.

        • SoftStarLight December 13, 2022 at 3:52 pm #

          Steve Bannon says there are no conspiracies but no coincidences either. Not sure about the first but certain that there is no coincidence there.

        • niner December 13, 2022 at 7:08 pm #

          Jarek,

          how about —

          Jews form a coincidence.

          i like that.

      • Disaffected December 14, 2022 at 5:50 pm #

        I think he’s implying criminality here using the old terminology.

    • niner December 13, 2022 at 7:06 pm #

      JAZ,

      i’m not totally sure what i think of this. the WEF in china could be like the christian missionaries in japan and china hundreds of years back. there were there, but they had no lasting impact.

      httxx://rwmalonemd.substack.com/p/the-annual-summer-wef-meeting ;
      —–

      ….by Jeremy Harrigan

      To set the record straight, the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting (“Winter Davos Forum”) is held in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, at the beginning of each calendar year, bringing together the world’s academics, politicians, business, and media participants from dozens of countries. But did you know: The WEF Annual Meeting of the New Champions (“Summer Davos Forum”) has been held each year in China going back to 2007, with Tianjin and Dalian taking turns to host. WEF also holds several regional summits each year in the region.

  44. stelmosfire December 13, 2022 at 11:29 am #

    Well Fuzzy-head Fried under arrest the day before he was to be in front of Congress. Now the DOJ has him so no questions asked by Congress. What a coincidence. We all know the DOJ is on the up and up.

    • MaryQueen December 13, 2022 at 12:11 pm #

      As many of us have said, Sam’s the fall guy for this gargantuan laundering/ponzi scheme. I’m sure he masterminded it and funded it all on his lonesome, since it’s obvious the guy is a workaholic and a genius. /s

      • Hereward the Woke December 15, 2022 at 10:09 am #

        Yep. He’s the designated “One bad apple in the barrel”. They’ll ring-fence the whole FTX thang by either offing him à la Epstein, or disappearing him in the penal system like Ghislaine.

    • SoftStarLight December 13, 2022 at 12:50 pm #

      Do you think he will really be in prison for 20+ years? There must have been a reason they swept him up. Perhaps he was going to turn on others more inside than he to try and redeem himself? I was pretty confident he was going to slip and slide away but that doesn’t quite seem to be the case.

      • Islander December 13, 2022 at 12:55 pm #

        I thought the delay in grabbing him might be intended for some parties—or multiple parties—to get their ducks in a row.

        • Islander December 13, 2022 at 12:55 pm #

          to have time to get their ducks in a row.

          • SoftStarLight December 13, 2022 at 1:16 pm #

            That does make sense. Yeah, it is very hard to imagine since he is an operative for the establishment that anything of consequence would occur in regards to his misdeeds. Perhaps they feel they have no other choice than to sacrifice him?

      • Hereward the Woke December 15, 2022 at 10:09 am #

        He was blabbing too much and they wanted to shut him up.

    • Jarek December 13, 2022 at 1:50 pm #

      Good, Mary. Paula actually thought Epstein was working by himself, blackmailing some of the the most powerful men in the world without any organization.

      He was a gifted procurer and host, with a camera system. A valuable employee, just like whatshisname of Comet Pizza.

      If he was killed it was because they got word that he was going to spill the beans.

  45. Q. Shtik December 13, 2022 at 12:41 pm #

    Currently -49F in Yakutsk, Rus, going down to -57F.

    • SoftStarLight December 13, 2022 at 12:43 pm #

      It sounds bone chilling Q lol

    • stelmosfire December 13, 2022 at 1:25 pm #

      Sounds like good weather for a marathon. How do you think that cold air feels when your huffin’ and puffin’ at -47 F?

      bitchute.com/video/hfA97xGgbQ8t/

      • stelmosfire December 13, 2022 at 1:27 pm #

        No Ethiopians registered for the race.

    • Cruizin Suzin December 13, 2022 at 7:05 pm #

      I doubt anyone could actually tell the difference!

    • Disaffected December 14, 2022 at 12:41 pm #

      Are you charting this stuff for future analysis, Q.? Sounds like a good project for you.

    • Hereward the Woke December 15, 2022 at 10:10 am #

      Global Warming in action. Where’s Di Caprio when we need him?

  46. SoftStarLight December 13, 2022 at 12:47 pm #

    It seems like nobody is talking about the rapidly expanding food deserts in this country

    • malthuss December 13, 2022 at 1:14 pm #

      where?

      I see more theft and crime. chaos ahead.

      • SoftStarLight December 13, 2022 at 1:25 pm #

        Pretty much everywhere except for in more posh areas and zip codes where organically grown foods and more fresh vegetables are available at hoity toity places. For some people the only thing close by is junk food at the Jet Food Store. Maybe if meth heads can be trained to farm lol. Yeah i understand for sure regarding the theft and crime issue. Like it’s best to bring your glock with you when you walk up the drive to check your mailbox.

        • malthuss December 13, 2022 at 2:37 pm #

          word is Detroit had no new supermarket for 40 years.

          • SoftStarLight December 13, 2022 at 3:49 pm #

            it’s not surprising if that is the case. Maybe at some point soon San Francisco will be like that?

  47. Jarek December 13, 2022 at 1:57 pm #

    That awkward moment when you can’t tell whether your neighbor has a really loud infant or is just watching really loud porn.

    Yoel, from the old account

    Horrible.

    Another one about how muscular, hairy bears become “inexplicably” hotter when holding a young child. Inexplicable is right. Why? Because women are completely cut out – thus increasing the transgressive excitement? A dark mystery. In any case, his pedophilic tendencies are clearly on display. What the hell is Berenson doing by defending him?

    • MaryQueen December 13, 2022 at 3:05 pm #

      Berenson is a liberal. They stick together.

    • Islander December 13, 2022 at 3:27 pm #

      I speculate that Berenson is trying to reap the rewards of the Twitter expose while simultaneously distancing himself by showing a bit of blue hysteria.

      I think he is doing some kind of positioning.

      Doubt that he actually gives a s— about Roth. How could one?

      • Night Owl December 13, 2022 at 6:08 pm #

        As one without a real moral center is wont to do.

  48. Paula D December 13, 2022 at 3:06 pm #

    It looks like we are starting the ”reset” part of the Great Reset.
    The BIS just announced that they ”found” $80 trillion in pension funds and other ”non-bank” funds lost in FTX.
    Meanwhile, SBF is “arrested”, thereby stopping the Congressional investigation that was scheduled. He’s still in his mansion, awaiting extradition.
    You know, like Julian Assange.

    The Great Reset is like a global Jubilee, in which all debts will be wiped out in return for giving up your property and accepting a guaranteed income.
    You will live in an apartment and own nothing, but you will be happy.
    Of course the average prole will be “forgiven” for less than $100,000, adding up all their debts, student, car, house and credit card.
    The ruling overlords will be forgiven $80 trillion and, by the way, will still own everything. So they will also be happy.

    Once again I provide a link to the head of BIS explaining why they want a CBCD.

    .youtube.com/watch?v=rpNnTuK5JJU

    • GreenAlba December 13, 2022 at 3:34 pm #

      I read an article the other day explaining another way they will expopriate us, in addition to forgiving mortgages and other debts. The 2030 sustainability agenda involves radical changes to house-building specifications. If you can’t afford to retrofit your house – or, if, like me, you live somewhere totally unretrofittable, your home will become a ‘stranded asset’. It will have no value, as no-one will be able to get a mortgage to buy it. Possibly we won’t even be allowed to live out our days in our stranded asset, even though the most eco-friendly home – due to embedded energy and resources – is the one that’s already there and possibly has been for a couple of centuries.

      • GreenAlba December 13, 2022 at 3:35 pm #

        *expropriate* even …

      • GreenAlba December 13, 2022 at 3:37 pm #

        PS Carstens would fill a lot of dog food cans. 🙂

        • SoftStarLight December 13, 2022 at 4:11 pm #

          LOL, too funny 😀

        • Islander December 13, 2022 at 4:14 pm #

          He sure could.

          A neckless wonder.

          Actually, a good candidate for the “reptilian of the year” award.

        • Paula D December 13, 2022 at 5:20 pm #

          Great idea, Green Alba. Think of the marbling that meat has.

          • niner December 13, 2022 at 7:18 pm #

            Carstens was the role model for Jabba the Hutt.

            and Cartens may think he’s got the money — *all* the money, but remember what happened to Jabba and his crew.

            worm food.

          • MaryQueen December 13, 2022 at 10:28 pm #

            LOL, Paula!

      • Paula D December 13, 2022 at 5:23 pm #

        So a lawyer’s firm contacted my sister because a distant relative died, I assume in northern England, and he had no children or living siblings, so we are heirs. Along with 70 other people and counting.

        Anyway, apparently his only asset was a house and the lawyer assured us that it wasn’t worth much. That surprised me because I thought that the UK is still in a housing bubble.

        It’s probably an old house, but it isn’t 2030 yet, so I’m wondering.

        • GreenAlba December 13, 2022 at 6:07 pm #

          The north of England is a mixture of very poor and quite wealthy areas, so it might not be worth much, depending on where it is. One 70th of it isn’t going to pay for a yacht anyway. 🙂

          • Paula D December 13, 2022 at 6:11 pm #

            Well, my family was poor enough to leave England, even though my grandmother didn’t want to go.
            I’m guessing it is in a poor area.

          • GreenAlba December 14, 2022 at 12:43 pm #

            Also, if there are 70+ people involved as potential inheritors, the lawyer’s bill will likely be very cheeky!

            I had a colleague this happened to. Some distant relative died intestate and everything was divided by 64. She got two 64ths for some reason! She probably got a few thousand out of it, though, as the property was in the Cotswolds or somewhere similarly sought after.

            Separately from that, UKC have done some reporting, a while ago (I haven’t read it) of cases where old people (still living) had their properties pretty much stolen by the authorities. I’m sure it can be found on on of the dropdown menus on the site.

          • Hereward the Woke December 15, 2022 at 10:12 am #

            Yep. Half my family came from Liverpool proper; the other from The Wirral across the Mersey. Two different worlds.

          • GreenAlba December 15, 2022 at 11:56 am #

            Hereward – Almost a couple of decades ago, I was working on a veterinary book written by a vet from what he still called Rhodesia, who worked at the veterinary college in the Wirral. I spent a day there working with him. His house apparently backed on to Birkenhead Park (which I learned, on that occasion, was the model for NY’s Central Park).
            He said he was fed up of being burgled by scallies coming across the park from Liverpool, and that if it happened again he was going to shoot them! (This is England, remember.)
            My only experience of the Wirral, although I have a nephew, now in Formby, who used to live in Liverpool, so I’ve seen a little bit of the city under what must have been the heaviest winter rain in the history of the Met Office.

    • SoftStarLight December 13, 2022 at 4:01 pm #

      Wow! Is he that large due to eating bushels of insects or is he still chowing down on steaks lol? It seems like digital currency is just a completely make believe system where any amount of money can be created and subtracted as needed. Are they choosing these spokespeople and venues to seem janky so that most people don’t pay attention?

    • elysianfield December 13, 2022 at 5:06 pm #

      Paula,
      SBF…I will be surprised if he commits suicide…although not as surprised as he would be….

      • Paula D December 13, 2022 at 5:24 pm #

        LOL, only if he doesn’t know history.

    • MaryQueen December 13, 2022 at 7:49 pm #

      Nice breakdown, Paula.

      Congressional investigations are bullshit anyway nowadays, aren’t they? Do they ever produce anything or indict anyone? It seems they don’t, other than low-lying fruit.

      I was already pretty sure this guy was gonna skate, or end up in luxury spa prison ala G. Maxwell.

      The Reset commences!

    • Rulo Deschamps December 14, 2022 at 4:38 pm #

      Paula, your jubilee scenario sounds likely.

      Can anyone imagine $80 trillion? What comes after a trillion? How about putting a price on everything on Earth and imagine the $ necessary to buy it all… then add the debt figure?

      In spiritual terms, $ past a certain utilitarian, small scale limits, is the devil’s shit. I think this Pope, which I don’t generally agree with, said it – he’s spot on on that one.

  49. PureBlood December 13, 2022 at 3:47 pm #

    The ongoing COVID-19 nonsense here in the United States exists solely and exclusively because our governments have failed to use the correct treatment. They used so-called “vaccines” when Japan has just proven, in less than ONE MONTH, that Ivermectin can wipe out the disease. IVM was awarded the Nobel prize for medicine in 2015. One of the 3 most important drugs in human history: Aspirin, Penicillin, and Ivermectin. If you want to get Ivermectin you can visit getmeivm.com

  50. tucsonspur December 13, 2022 at 4:45 pm #

    SSL and CFNers, a little break from the dreariness, the weariness of politics:

    For this month, the journey is near completion, a journey more through space and time rather than spirit or mind, although the latter can certainly tag along.

    This coming Friday, the 16th, the moon is at last quarter and this moon is highest in the sky at dawn. The experience is better if one is able to look at the moon, but it’s not necessary to do so.

    Look up at the moon. You will be there in about 3-1/2 hours!
    If you do so, you will be looking ahead in the direction of the Earth’s orbit, and you will be there at that point in space where the moon is now in just about 3-1/2 hours. Here you are on Earth, then in 3-1/2 hours you’re where the moon just was!

    One could watch this moon from dawn ’till noon say, as it moves across the sky, facing it with your arm pointing toward it and your arm remains constant in space, pointing forward along the Earth’s orbit. The Earth’s rotation can confuse things, so don’t be distracted.

    Isn’t it wonderful, we can take this journey every month!

    Okay, so all isn’t revealed, but hey, it’s a start, right?

    • SoftStarLight December 13, 2022 at 5:31 pm #

      Is this what you brought to me? Omg it’s so special!! I see what you mean lol. I wish it was just for me. I hadn’t really heard of that before. It is so amazing that there are all of these little facts out there. Probably trillions and quadrillions of little facts that one could never know in full! That would be such a fun moment if someone asked “where are you going to be in 3 and a half hours?” and you could just point straight up to the moon and say “right there”. Thank you for sharing that with me. 🙂

      • tucsonspur December 13, 2022 at 6:30 pm #

        You are most welcome, and you are so right, so much out there to know.

        And yes, so many are undeserving.

        Ha, ha, ‘right there’! 🙂

        • stelmosfire December 13, 2022 at 9:01 pm #

          Actually TC we won’t be anywhere close to the moons position in space in 3.5 hours. The moon, the earth, the solar system, and our galaxy are all flying around in different directions so who knows where the fuck we’ll be in 3.5 hours. I’m gettin’ dizzy just thinking about it. Our galaxy is estimated to be moving through space at about 300 miles per second! Since I started this paragraph I’m probably about 30-50 thousand miles from where I started. Let that sink in.

          • roccofire December 13, 2022 at 9:36 pm #

            Awesome comment. Space, our galaxy, the universe constantly moving, and expanding, growing bigger, as we argue debate the various woke, or right wing talking points. The extent of distance and time is too overwhelming for me sometimes, maybe that’s why we need the Kim, Joe, The Don and the gang to distract us. Imagine if a majority of USA folks start paying attention, looking at our place in the sky and began to ask questions!

          • Jarek December 14, 2022 at 12:33 am #

            One can move southwards on a train moving northwards. It’s real, but mostly relative to the train.

            Vast quantities and distances are inhuman in and of themselves. Thus there is real insight in the Greek idea of creation as a limiting process, a movement away from infinity and chaos. Maybe it isn’t actual chaos, but to the human psyche it will always tend to be experience that way.

          • tucsonspur December 14, 2022 at 2:12 am #

            stelmosfire,

            You are right about there being a lot of motion, but there is a certain orderliness to it, a certain ‘music of the spheres’.

            Yes, planets go around the sun, the solar system goes around the galaxy, and the local group of galaxies is moving towards something called the Great Attractor. The velocities are astounding.

            However, what I said above is absolutely correct. The Earth, in 3-1/2 hours Will be where the moon was at last quarter as described above. Remember, at that time the moon is leading the Earth.

          • tucsonspur December 14, 2022 at 2:23 am #

            Also, if that spot where the moon was is moving, so is the Earth along with it. Bullseye in 3-1/2.

    • Agitatus December 14, 2022 at 4:52 am #

      Here are a couple of humbling astronomical trivia-bits:

      Q: If the sun were reduced to the size of a period at the end of a sentence, how big would the Milky Way galaxy be?

      A: The size of the continental United States.

      There’s perspective for ya.

      Another (from Isaac Asimov, IIRC):

      Q: If the universe were reduced to a 20-mile cube (20x20x20) and you compressed all of the known visible matter (galaxies, nebulae—everything) down to a single unit, how big would that unit be?

      A: The size of a grain of sand; everything else is dark-who-knows-what.

      I’ve only posted here a couple of times, but I do enjoy my weekly visits to read JHK’s fine columns and see what you all are up to. Carry on!

      • stelmosfire December 14, 2022 at 7:54 am #

        Agitus, a different perspective. I’ve heard that if an atom was the size of Yankee Stadium the nucleus would be the pitchers mound and the electrons would be zooming around out in the parking lot. Basically nothing there. I’m surprised my hand can’t pass clear thorough this table top in front of me.

  51. K-Chien December 13, 2022 at 4:51 pm #

    Be clear on the chicken and the egg thing. The great reset is cashing in on collapse it is not causing collapse. Don’t give your overloads so much power. Somebody wrote ‘We are going medieval‘ some years ago and some overloads read it. They thought to themselves.

    ‘Well shit, if the world is going medieval I am going to be among the kings.’

    Then woo-hoo, the great reset comes along.

    Bill Gates buys farmland. Yes. But I live in Seattle, The dude has maybe 2000 employees, I’ll guess. I worked for Paul Allen so my guess might be worth a shit. Of those 2000 I’ll guess most are as motivated as an average Twitter employee. These people are the cream of the ass kissing team, not people into work. The Gates Foundation Building is about the size of a middle school. One middle school. Only one.

    The Dutch boy never put his finger in the dike but the analogy fits. The 0.01% is determined to maintain social order as it is now so they can own everything later. Latifundia’s of the rich and famous, but they are only riding out collapse to stay on top. They are not the cause of collapse. The cause looks at you in the mirror.

    A deep conspiracy no. Forest Gumps with bank accounts is what you have.

    Keep your eye on the ball.

    • Paula D December 13, 2022 at 5:30 pm #

      Capitalism collapses. It’s what it does. It used to collapse every 20 years or so, until they invented the Federal Reserve to front them money. In the last 40 years they invented the Plunge Protection Team to keep it going longer by providing the gamblers with chips on the house, but that is no longer feasible.
      The only reason it is a 80 trillion dollar collapse this time is because the gamblers were fronted that much.

      But their wealth is real and their plans are real. Look up the Enclosure Acts if you don’t think they will round you up and kill you if you resist.

      They haven’t changed.

      • gustafson.robert.22 December 13, 2022 at 7:37 pm #

        We’ll see, how far they can really go.

        Covid doesn’t prove much / hasn’t proved much yet, bad as it is. Hardly the first time pharma has gamed the system and played the public like lab rats…

        Where is digital currency? Where are the chip implants? There’s not much to really point to yet, to verify the all-powerful nature of these demonic global WEF architects. We’ll see if they’re really capable of anything absolutely major, or if it’s just a Red red herring, really.

    • Night Owl December 13, 2022 at 6:06 pm #

      Line up for your next jab, rube.

    • tucsonspur December 13, 2022 at 6:22 pm #

      Mirror, mirror on the wall, can’t you see, it’s definitely not me causing this calamity!

      And keep your eye on Davos Man. Did Bezos not collapse Main Street?

      • tucsonspur December 14, 2022 at 2:18 am #

        Along with the Walmart billionaires.

    • GreenAlba December 13, 2022 at 6:29 pm #

      “For[r]est Gumps with bank accounts is what you have.”

      And satellites (Billy Boy has quite a lot of those). And AI that can pick you out in a football crowd in about 7 seconds.

    • GreenAlba December 13, 2022 at 7:07 pm #

      Incidentally, at 13:48 in this presentation by Mike Yeadon, he explains exactly how CBDCs are qualitatively different from current ‘digital money’. Current technology doesn’t allow what the new system will enable.

      expose-news.com/2022/12/13/mike-yeadon-depopulation-agenda-is-real/

      • Night Owl December 14, 2022 at 5:05 pm #

        But according to the K man, having a credit card is the same thing, so you better shut your trap!

        The idiocy. It is indescribable.

  52. BackRowHeckler December 13, 2022 at 5:01 pm #

    It looks like the US has reversed course & will be providing Patriot Missile Systems to Ukraine. If I’m reading this right, a Patriot Battery cost $1 billion per unit, and each unit holds 4 missiles at $3 million apiece. That sounds expensive, specially for the purpose of shooting down Iranian made drones that cost about $100,000 to manufacture. What’s most alarming tho is that the Patriot is a sophisticated weapon that takes a lot of training to operate effectively, training provided to US Marines & Soldiers. This is a sobering development. These are anti aircraft missiles that don’t quite have the range to reach Moscow from Kiev, which is about 450 miles distant. Yes, this is quite an escalation, and a costly one. It’s kind of strange too since just today we are hearing that the remnants of the Ukrainian Army are being destroyed in Bakhmut. I wonder how Russia will respond to this news?

    • Paula D December 13, 2022 at 5:33 pm #

      If the Saudis couldn’t shoot down the Yemeni drones with the Patriot System I doubt if the Ukrainians can.

      But yeah, Russia isn’t going to like this.

      Maybe the Great Reset isn’t actually a Jubilee, maybe it’s a Great Culling, and they plan to get Russia to do it just like they got Russia to clear out Ukraine’s men.

      The virus didn’t work, the GMO injectables didn’t work. To really kill billions you got to go to nuclear war, I guess.

    • Paula D December 13, 2022 at 5:42 pm #

      Putin postponed his annual press conference, the one where he fields all question for 4 or 5 hours.

      Cue the “Putin is dying of cancer” chatter.

      But I wonder what is really happening?

    • Disaffected December 14, 2022 at 8:57 am #

      The Patriots are pure junk. Another case of the US depleting its inventory of old useless shit so they can buy new useless shit at an even greater markup. The US arms dealers know what they’re doing alright. It’s all about the grift.

  53. SoftStarLight December 13, 2022 at 6:00 pm #

    Ron DeSantis is empaneling a grand jury in Florida to review covid vaccine crimes. Wowsers. Stuff is probably about to get pretty gnarly

  54. Night Owl December 13, 2022 at 6:05 pm #

    “The sheep are getting nervous.”

    https://twitter.com/ramzpaul/status/1602311985382793219?cxt=HHwWhoC9wdyQx7wsAAAA

    Indeed, Mr. Ramz. They can never uninject themselves, and the cattle cars didn’t take the rest of us away.

    • SoftStarLight December 14, 2022 at 12:27 am #

      I saw this too. I wonder how many of the injected regret it % wise? It would be an interesting data point. I think maybe the true believers are still a majority.

      • Night Owl December 14, 2022 at 5:02 pm #

        It is an interesting question. I have been waiting for society at large to arrive at this point.

        I would say popcorn time, but that seems a bit cruel as there are a few genuinely good people who are going to suffer.

        • Hereward the Woke December 15, 2022 at 10:16 am #

          NO: it’s virtually impossible to tell what the ordinary person thinks, especially in our Germanic part of the world (Ger, Switz, Aust, Licht). The impression I get is that it is business as usual. After all, it is the World Cup final this weekend!

          • Night Owl December 15, 2022 at 6:30 pm #

            Yes, I did not necessarily mean Germany. I know quite a few people here who refuse to turn on their heat in order to stick it to Vlad. Work colleagues working from home wearing down parkas on Zoom calls.

            These people are a lost cause. Unfathomably moronic.

            If anything this period in history has confirmed many things that I have thought but tried to avoid accepting about humanity.

  55. Paula D December 13, 2022 at 6:17 pm #