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I took myself to the new movie Blade Runner 2049 to see what kind of future the Hollywood dream-shop is serving up these days. It was an excellent illustration of the over-investments in technology with diminishing returns that are dragging us into collapse and of the attendant techno-narcissism that afflicts the supposedly thinking class in this society, who absolutely don’t get what this collapse is about. The more computer magic Hollywood drags into the picture, the less coherent their story-telling gets. Hollywood is collapsing, and it’s not just because of Harvey Weinstein’s antics.

Movies of this genre are really always more about the current moment than about the future, and Blade Runner 2049 is full of hilarious retro-anachronisms — things around us now which will probably not be in the future. The signature trope in many sci-fi dystopias of recent times is the assumed ever-presence of automobiles.

The original Mad Max was little more than an extended car chase — though apparently all that people remember about it is the desolate desert landscape and Mel Gibson’s leather jumpsuit. As the series wore on, both the vehicles and the staged chases became more spectacularly grandiose, until, in the latest edition, the movie was solely about Charlize Theron driving a truck. I always wondered where Mel got new air filters and radiator hoses, not to mention where he gassed up. In a world that broken, of course, there would be no supply and manufacturing chains.

So, of course, Blade Runner 2049 opens with a shot of the detective played by Ryan Gosling in his flying car, zooming over a landscape that looks more like a computer motherboard than actual earthly terrain. As the movie goes on, he gets in and out of his flying car more often than a San Fernando soccer mom on her daily rounds. That actually tells us something more significant than all the grim monotone trappings of the production design, namely, that we can’t imagine any kind of future — or any human society for that matter — that is not centered on cars.

But isn’t that exactly why we’ve invested so much hope and expectation (and public subsidies) in the activities of Elon Musk? After all, the Master Wish in this culture of wishful thinking is the wish to be able to keep driving to Wal Mart forever. It’s the ultimate fantasy of a shallow “consumer” society. The people who deliver that way of life, and profit from it, are every bit as sincerely wishful about it as the underpaid and overfed schnooks moiling in the discount aisles. In the dark corners of so-called postmodern mythology, there really is no human life, or human future, without cars.

This points to the central fallacy of this Sci-fi genre: that technology can defeat nature and still exist. This is where our techno-narcissism comes in fast and furious. The Blade Runner movies take place in and around a Los Angeles filled with mega-structures pulsating with holographic advertisements. Where does the energy come from to construct all this stuff? Supposedly from something Mr. Musk dreams up that we haven’t heard about yet. Frankly, I don’t believe that such a miracle is in the offing.

The denizens of this 2049 Los Angeles are a rabble of ragged scavengers bolting down bowls of ramen in the never-ending drizzle. Apparently they have nothing to do, nothing useful or gainful, that is. So you can’t help wondering how this hypothetical economy supports such a population of no-accounts. I mean, we do know how our current economy supports the millions who are out of the work force, bolting their ramen between visits to the tattoo parlor: by giveaways based on pervasive accounting fraud backed by the now dwindling supply of oil that can be profitably extracted from the ground. But that won’t continue much longer. Know why? Because things that can’t go on, don’t.

One thing Blade Runner 2049 gets right in its retro-anachronistic borrowings from the present is the awesome joylessness of the culture. The artistry in this vision of the future is especially vivid in illuminating the absence of real artistry in contemporary “postmodern” American life. Sleek mechanical surfaces are everything, with no substance beneath the surface.

I walked out after two hours, and there was plenty more to go. It was too dreary, and too intellectually insulting to endure. I don’t blame Ryan Gosling, though. His look of doleful skepticism throughout the proceedings was perfect.

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367 Responses to “The Future (Not)”

  1. Graycenphil October 13, 2017 at 9:43 am #

    There’s lots I don’t like about Hollywood, and I probably won’t see Blade Runner anyway. But no need to worry about air filters and radiator hoses in the future. Dystopian or not, our future cars will not need either.

    • Walter B October 13, 2017 at 10:11 am #

      Nope no hoses required because the means of propulsion will be our feet through the hole in the floorboard Fred Flintstone. Why will people of the future need any means of transportation anyway? In the perfect world of Grace&phil humans will only have to lie there while sustenance and entertainment are delivered right to your yap like a chirping baby bird. After all, there will be no need for work since the machines and robots will do all the work. Yes the perfect world of tomorrow, a direct result of the ever improving world of today will require none of us to do anything more than simply relax and be happy. After all, you can NEVER get Too Much Magic can you?

      In my early teens somewhere between Now Explosion and F Troop, I heard of what they called the American Love Affair With the Automobile and it set the tone for the rest of my life. I was instantly offended by the thought that some rolling hunk of junk could be so important to so many people, but I committed myself there and then to never falling for it. When I purchased my first auto, for $385.00 (a Corvair Monza rag top) to get to work, it started a career of cheap autos that eventually led to me becoming a year round motorcycle rider instead who never rode for pleasure, but only for a purpose to accomplished some form of work or other productive function. I still cannot understand how humans can derive such mindless pleasure from simple motion. I have been and always will be nonplussed by people (and I know a few) that collect up to 17 vehicles and pay $60k, $70k and $80k for a rolling highchair with two too many wheels. I suppose in a land of excess there are suckers a plenty for just about every abuse. This is why even in Hollywood’s wildest fantasies, rolling or flying highchairs are still required to placate the babies.

      • elysianfield October 13, 2017 at 11:57 am #

        The automobile love affair…wasn’t it good while lit lasted? Remember your youth? Waking in the morning with your second thoughts centered upon the motorcycle awaiting in your driveway (first thoughts obvious, and do not need mentioning).

        My father once told me that the primary utility of a vehicle was transportation…get it into good condition before buying moon hub caps and a 4 track stereo. Did I listen? No. But I remember.

        My Junk phase began at 25 years of age…but before that I indulged…64 E-Type Jaguar, later a one year old Mustang with a Cobra 6-pack. After that it was $100 vehicles and a good motorcycle (usually BMW) to this day.

        I remember in my youth that many Air Bases would not allow motorcycles driven on base…Base Commander’s choice.

        In any case, I will not beat myself up for living with the privilege of personal transportation…it was good while it lasted, and I don’t regret a second of it.

        • Walter B October 13, 2017 at 12:46 pm #

          Well we are all different my friend and that is good. My thoughts were always on what I was going to do and not the means to get there to do it. Bicycling to Franklin School for a pick up baseball game, the Public Service Bus to High School on Saturday for a Lacrosse game, a ride in the back of a deuce and a half to Camp Buckner for field exercises, the early morning ride to the Jersey shore in the Corvair to sun and fun and the hunt for, well that much we have in common. The activity was always paramount and the transportation was irrelevant. So much nicer when the burden of expense and maintenance was not on my shoulders. Perhaps I am far too practical but to each his own I say and no excuse for excess in anything.

      • Graycenphil October 13, 2017 at 2:38 pm #

        Good afternoon Walter. You may be reading way too much into my post. It is true that I believe we have a pretty good future ahead of us. But I am very sure our future will include cars, and they will be electric.

        Motorcycles are great fun, but I find a car a much more practical means of transportation. I’ a fairly practical person, but still a nice car is anic thing. And safe ,and warm and comfortable.

        • Walter B October 13, 2017 at 4:08 pm #

          Safe, warm, comfortable, womblike. One of the effects that people that drive in cars are subject to is that they are isolated from the world around them. Isolated from the smell of the rotting road kill they pass that they hit last week. Isolated from the sounds of nature around them. Distracted by the heated seats,the Blue tooth conversations, the surround sound melodies drowning out the reality outside their cage on wheels. A motorcyclist’s perspective of the world around him remains unimpaired by creature comforts, especially in the Winter months which really gives us a far better relationship with nature and a vulnerability to it rather than a dominance over it. While it is certainly not for most nor would I suggest it, those of who embrace the minimalist attitude are a different animal altogether than those who crave creature comforts and isolation from their surroundings. I guess that is why you need to have things only get “better” while I prefer to prepare for A World Made By Hand. Simpler IS better, at least for me.

          • Graycenphil October 13, 2017 at 5:48 pm #

            Everything you say is true. But by the same rationale, living in a tent or a cave would be preferable to a house.

            I’m quite sure I’m aware of my surroundings, but do choose the comfort, safety and convenience of a car. It’s also very nice to offer a ride to passengers and to converse with them. I’ve had a lot of great discussions with my daughter, and quite a few have been in the car. And I do like heated seats.

            I do not need to have things ony get better. But over the course of history, they have gotten better. I hope and believe they will continue to do so for a long, long time, though none of us knows for sure.

            Simpler is often better, but not always. And the world made by hand is not better.

          • Walter B October 13, 2017 at 6:32 pm #

            We are all free to choose what we do and what we get out of life and no one shoe fits all feet that is true. But things have not gotten “better: over time, and asserting so say nothing. Life is different, and humans have to do less real work and turn more tiny knobs and push little buttons instead of actually working, but how is that “better”. Obesity to the tune of 300, 400, 700 pound lard asses that have to have Obamacare to keep them alive because they cannot afford to pay the medical bills themselves is somehow better? No G&P, it has gotten EASIER, and easier breeds sloth which destroys everything. Fortunately the destruction comes slowly so it can be denied, but it comes. It is inevitable. Mankind was meant to strive for betterment, not loaf about tippy tapping its way into oblivion. But we shall see, I am a very patient man.

          • Janos Skorenzy October 13, 2017 at 6:50 pm #

            Perhaps the most dangerous form of travel that ever was or will be. Sharing the road with cars, as if you were in a car, but you’re not. At least bicyclists know how vulnerable they are. Motocyclists often don’t seem to. It’s part of mythos I suppose: better to burn out than fade away. Tempting fate. Going for the gusto.

          • Graycenphil October 13, 2017 at 6:58 pm #

            Obesity is lousy; starvation is much worse. There are far fewer people starving today than there were a decade ago, a centruy ago, and a millenium ago (statistically, but maybe even in total numbers too). The improvement of life on earth is not linear, there are fits and starts, but overall the direction is upward.

            Many tasks in life have indeed gotten easier, and for the most part that is a good thing too. I agree with your point about sloth, but it is also nice to farm with a tractor not a mule. I assume you choose the motorcycle over walking because it is easier, faster and, dare I say, better? And I assume it is a fairly modern motorcycle?

          • Walter B October 13, 2017 at 7:05 pm #

            Actually, motorcycles can be far safer. You never ride them in snow or ice and you avoid the rain as much as possible. Serious riders become better weather forecasters than the TV clowns. I used to give a riding course called Offensive Riding. It was not about day-glow suits or flashing lights, but put the onus of safety directly on the rider. Situational awareness, braking every time you approach a vehicle waiting to turn into your lane or across your lane, you know, seeing the accident before it happens and avoiding it. Motorcyclists have distinct advantages in maneuverability, speed, braking and being a smaller target in the first place. Does it take a ton of work and constant awareness/paranoia? Of course, that is the exciting part, not simply flipping on a tune and cruising as your butt heats up and you nod off into a daydream. THAT is how accidents happen. Besides for all of the carbon footprint people out there, ours is much smaller than yours. And it is the crotchrocketeers that do wheelies and 135 down the Turnpike that cause most of the fatalities anyway. There is NO cure for stupidity apparently.

          • Walter B October 13, 2017 at 7:09 pm #

            Well G&P walking is not really a possibility for after hitting it hard on the concrete for 45+ years, the knees are not too good anymore. As far as my ride goes, it is a 2012 Suzuki Boulevard (cheap) and is as beat up and tired as I am, but I will ride it into the pavement anyway. My new avatar is of me delivering Meals on Wheels on it and the old folk just love it. It is one of the really good ways I have found to serve my community in my quazi-retirement.

          • Walter B October 13, 2017 at 7:19 pm #

            I don’t know why I wrote that, the Boulevard is actually a 2005 model. I must be getting senile as well as crippled.

          • Graycenphil October 13, 2017 at 7:41 pm #

            I like the Meals On (2)Wheels image. But that is a modern (better) motorcycle.

            And I’m not so sure about the carbon footprint. Motorcycles have the potential, in some cases, to be better. But in many cases they are worse. I’m not sure where they fall overall.

            I’m surprised at how poor the mileage is on a lot of them. They only fit two people. And you can’t even run them on waste vegetable oil.

          • Janos Skorenzy October 13, 2017 at 9:05 pm #

            And you don’t wear a helmet either, right? Cuz that would make you safer, and that’s boring and sleepy making.

          • Walter B October 13, 2017 at 9:29 pm #

            Duh. I live in NJ and I would wear a helmet even if I did not have to by law. I used to race dirt bikes, I know. I had it off for the photo OP but you probably knew that, didn’t you?

          • Walter B October 13, 2017 at 9:38 pm #

            And BTW JS, I understand the picture is small, but I just checked it large scale and I am, in fact, holding my Bell in my right hand. Pixilation sucks.

        • Walter B October 14, 2017 at 3:55 pm #

          Hey G&p, nothing pisses me off more than an utter lie or a glib comment of utter bullshit. Not many people starving these days you say? Well a quick google search will turn up a lot of different statistics and no matter which ones you decide to believe the numbers are unfrickenbelievable. Try 5,000,000 a year…

          Yeah but since neither you nor I have to bury the rotting carcasses, I guess they don’t count, right. Yup this are certainly getting better, at least for those 5 million, right?

          • Graycenphil October 14, 2017 at 8:49 pm #

            Hey Walter, re-read my post. I never said not many people are starving today.

            Then look up how many were starving a decade ago, a century ago and a millenium ago.

    • shotho October 13, 2017 at 10:12 am #

      He was referring to the old movie, Mad Max. In future dystopian fantasies, there will be equally foolish syndromes that will make no more sense than the old ones. Apparently, in our times of movie magic, we make believe our way into the Brave New World and won’t even know when arrive there.

    • K-Dog October 13, 2017 at 1:01 pm #

      They would not need hoses why?

      Enlighten us on a technology which would provide power without taking in air. And do not say electricity Gracenphil because a battery stores an order of magnitude less energy than fossil fuel. Electric can’t replace the internal combustion engine in all it uses. In many where it can substitute the substitution can’t be done economically.

      By ‘Dystopian or not’ you mean in dystopia there will be no cars.

      • Graycenphil October 13, 2017 at 2:33 pm #

        Electric cars are already here, and there will be more and more as time moves on. Future predictions are pretty hard to make (just ask JHK) but that is a pretty safe one.

        I’m quite confident our future won’t be dystopian, but that is perhaps slightly less sure. But in the very likely event it is a good future, it will include cars. And most will be electric.

        • K-Dog October 13, 2017 at 5:03 pm #

          I specifically said

          do not say electricity

          • Graycenphil October 13, 2017 at 5:57 pm #

            You did say that, but if that is what is coming how else can I answer it? It simply isn’t even a question any more. Electric cars work, and they are working better all the time. The infrastructure for them is growing, and getting better. It’s only a matter of time.

            They cannot replace the internal combustion engine in every use, but they don’t have to. They replace it in the vast majority of uses. As the cars (and trucks and boats, maybe even aircraft) continue to improve, they will replace an even greater percentage of internal combustion engines.

            By some measures, they are already as economical, or more so, than gasoline engines. They will continue to get cheaper.
            And they don’t need an identical measure of energy storage. They just need one good enough to work for normal use. They are already there.

            And then there is hydrogen.

          • K-Dog October 15, 2017 at 3:15 am #

            “They just need one good enough to work for normal use. They are already there.”

            Yup, it is called oil. Nothing else can fuel the endless growth charade for another moment. Only an energy dense, relatively cheap, and readily available substance can fuel the endless growth paradigm another minute and after that final moment is over it is all over.

            Oil is the only candidate. The system will not allow substitutes.

          • Graycenphil October 15, 2017 at 7:15 am #

            Wrong again; it’s electricity. It works just fine today, and it will work better in the future.

            Oil is fine, it built our present world, but we will need less and less of it as time goes on.

          • K-Dog October 15, 2017 at 7:50 am #

            “Wrong again; it’s electricity. It works just fine today, and it will work better in the future.

            Oil is fine, it built our present world, but we will need less and less of it as time goes on.”

            Explain how electricity will work better in the future? Maximum gains have already been realized. As Electric Energy can already be converted at better than 90% efficiency there is no room for improvement under the current laws of the universe. Your statement is false. Supplies of copper also are vanishing and there is serious attempt to recycle it unless a tweaker needs a fix real bad. The efficiencies we have realized depend on cheap copper.

            The Looming Copper Crunch

            People like you force too much attention on oil. That is one of the things that make you evil. Soon oil will not be able to extract the remaining copper ores in an economical fashion that would make replacements of substitute energies possible. The party can’t last.

          • K-Dog October 15, 2017 at 7:54 am #

            should be: there is no serious attempt to recycle unless a tweaker needs a fix

          • K-Dog October 15, 2017 at 8:00 am #

            By typing ‘you force too much attention on oil’ I mean than you keep the discussion simplistic as if all we had to do was replace it’s use. The fact is all the replacements you claim to come up with depend on a cheap supply of oil. You manipulate the discussion to create straw men.

          • Graycenphil October 15, 2017 at 8:25 am #

            It’s really very simple; let me explain it to you. Again. Electric cars will have bigger and better batteries to extend their range. Chargers will be faster and more plentiful, making charging easier and more convenient. You just learned that we can already charge them at home. Soon we will recharge them everywhere.

            We are not running ot of copper. We are not running out of oil to extract copper. We have all the fossil fuels we need (100s of years) to make the transition. We can extract copper with oil; we will extract it with electricity.

          • Graycenphil October 15, 2017 at 8:27 am #

            To better understand the oil future scenario, see my other post. As we use renewably generated electricity for more and more puposes, we will have less need for oil. This will make it last longer, probably indefinitely, for the few place we will really need it.

          • K-Dog October 16, 2017 at 12:21 am #

            Bigger and better batteries to extend range will weigh more and reduce efficiency. Batteries already store electricity at over 90%. Bigger will not weigh less so to go further kilometer per joule must suffer. We know you don’t but the rest of us give a not to conservation of energy laws.

            We are running out of economically extractable copper.

            All the fancy machines which you imagine to replace the diesel powered heavy equipment which now must already process incredibly lean copper ores will need oil for their creation and would never be able to recoup the investment in added complexity such machines would demand.

            The snake that eats its tail. Ouroboros you are Gracenphil. Once you were in the garden but now you choke.

          • K-Dog October 16, 2017 at 12:25 am #

            The maintenance of an electric infrastructure to replace oil is going to take a lot of oil. More than we have and more than we can afford to burn.

          • Graycenphil October 16, 2017 at 7:30 am #

            We are not running out of copper any more than we are running out of oil or coal. They are finite resources, so technically they will one day run out. But we will never reach that day.

            I have been hearing about the imminent demise of nearly every resource, including coal, for my whole life. They have all been wrong so far. You’re wrong about copper too.

            I know you are poorly informed about electric cars, but I’m still willing to help you. Battery technology is increasing rather quickly. Compare the range of today’s cars to those of only a few years ago. Then look at a decade ago. Now imagine ten years from now. If you can’t, I’ll do it for you.

            Once again, we have 100s of years of fossil fules left in the ground. As we transition to renewable energy, we will need less of them so that 100s will become 1,000s. We will, for the most part, extract needed resources and maintain the grid with renewable energy. Understand K-dog? Ask questions if you don’t.

          • K-Dog October 16, 2017 at 9:36 am #

            “They are finite resources, so technically they will one day run out. But we will never reach that day.”

            Right because people like you will have us all die rather than do something about our coming resource crunch.

      • Q. Shtik October 13, 2017 at 6:37 pm #

        a battery stores an order of magnitude less energy than fossil fuel. Electric can’t replace the internal combustion engine in all it uses. In many where it can substitute the substitution can’t be done economically. – K-Dog


        On the CNBC website today one of their featured stories is headlined:

        “Oil will crash to $10 a barrel with electric vehicle revolution, strategist says”

        People are always bandying around the term “an order of magnitude.” I never knew what that meant so I looked it up today. An order of magnitude greater is, as I understand it, is 10x and an order of magnitude less is .10x.

        • Graycenphil October 13, 2017 at 7:46 pm #

          It will be interesting to see what happens with oil prices as alternative energy sources replace it. The lack of demand for oil will surely drive prices down, but then the low prices will provide an incentive for some to switch to oil, or continue using it.

          Overall, I suspect this will be a good thing. Industries and technologies that need oil will find their costs reduced, while ones that find it better not to use oil will have alternatives. That’s how the market works to improve efficiency. But I’m sure there will be some vested interests not liking it.

        • K-Dog October 14, 2017 at 1:26 am #

          Exactly right.

          “A key difference between electric and gasoline cars is the amount of energy each carries. A typical (mid-2015) electric car like the Nissan Leaf has battery pack capacity that’s equivalent to about 2/3rds a gallon of gasoline. With that much energy it can travel 85 miles at highway speed, while a gasoline car would barely get 20 miles range on 2/3rds a gallon of gas. The key measurement is energy density or the amount of energy carried within a given size or weight.

          The order of magnitude difference is why I am not as critical as JHK about the electric car perpetuating suburbia and the American car culture. It can’t. The only danger is in thinking it can.

          Back to the math . 10X two thirds is only 6 and two thirds. My gas tank holds over twenty gallons. The difference is actually greater than an order of magnitude!

          • K-Dog October 14, 2017 at 1:36 am #

            A better quote would not have confused the issue by implying more efficient use the stored energy by electric cars would make up the difference. Electric cars are more efficient but not by the amount implied. Hybrids split the difference at the burden of higher complexity. Energy is also lost as batteries are charged which has to be considered in the efficiency equations, but which is usually conveniently forgotten.

            The bottom line is that the electric car is not a drop in replacement for the ICE and never will be.

          • Graycenphil October 14, 2017 at 7:39 am #

            As I said, it doesn’t really matter if the energy storage is less; nobody cares as long as the car works. And electric cars work.

            And, BTW, you can charge them at home. Not going to the gas station is priceless.

          • messianicdruid October 14, 2017 at 9:36 am #

            Home is the “gas station” in that case. They need to gather their energy on the move. This is the advantage of hydrogen. The water condensing on your air conditioning coils and falling off on the ground as you drive around has enough hydrogen to power the car, and the byproduct is oxygen.

          • Graycenphil October 14, 2017 at 9:11 pm #

            A little bit of water has a lot of hydrogen, but getting it usable is not so easy. Still, hydrogen as a fuel offers great potential for vehicles.

            Battery electric cars will probably be our future. I suspect hydrogen will remain a niche fuel. Time will tell; they are both great options.

          • Graycenphil October 14, 2017 at 9:13 pm #

            And home is a very nice “gas station”. Every morning you have a full “tank”, no driving out of your way, no smelly fumes, no lousy coffee.

  2. wm5135 October 13, 2017 at 9:54 am #

    Yes sir they believe it will go on forever and they also believe a machine can impart value to a human being. We are a peculiar lot!

    • messianicdruid October 13, 2017 at 9:57 am #

      A backpack device that could lift ten times its weight would help my self-image a lot.

      • elysianfield October 13, 2017 at 11:59 am #


        Yeah, and something stronger than Viagra would help my self-esteem, also.

        • messianicdruid October 13, 2017 at 1:34 pm #

          Do not attempt any hacks of the reproductive system. That never ends well.

          • elysianfield October 13, 2017 at 1:48 pm #

            Reproduction only a distant memory…recreational use, like Marijuana? I should mention that after 70 years of age…nothing ends well.

          • messianicdruid October 14, 2017 at 9:40 am #

            Let your food be your medicine.

  3. 100th Avatar October 13, 2017 at 9:58 am #

    I would recommend you stay home and watch the miniseries, “Manhunt: Unabomber”. It is available on Netflix and comes from Discovery Network.

    It is worth watching for the dramatization of the advent of “forensic linguistics” alone. As a verbivore you will appreciate how the Unabomber’s apparent memorization of a style guide used by a Chicago newspaper in his youth developed and influenced his personal linguistic ID.

    It is also worth watching for the insights into Ted Kaczynski’s (a genius that attended Harvard at age 16) personal philosophy.

    The example of the automobile is given by Ted.
    Man thought it would bring freedom, but instead brought us servitude as it influences all aspects of our lives. We have become slaves to it.

    How most technology that promises freedom is a trap that only enslaves man. Made more obvious now with smart phone leashes and the bent necks staring at them..

    Eat your cake and have it too. The mad genius was right, too right.

    • malthuss October 13, 2017 at 11:10 am #

      Was TK an MK Ultra victim? The shrnik that he saw mind controlled him?

      • outsider October 13, 2017 at 1:40 pm #

        According to the miniseries he was. And such a tragic figure. You couldn’t help but feel sorry for him. Fifty-three at the time of his capture and a lifetime virgin. I know, I know, he killed people. Still…

        • outsider October 13, 2017 at 1:49 pm #

          Another excellent miniseries that just concluded is “Mr. Mercedes.” Based on a Stephen King book, it was so much better done than any current movies I’ve had the displeasure of sitting through. All of the main characters, especially the Mercedes killer, who worked in a sad electronics store like Best Buy, were living lives of quiet desperation. A good allegory for today’s America.

          • K-Dog October 13, 2017 at 8:45 pm #

            Hey outsider, the discussion here is about a real person not a fake. You tried to derail it.

            Who were the test subjects?

            According to the hearing report, 86 institutions – including universities, mental hospitals and prisons – participated in CIA-sponsored experiments on human subjects.

            Vulnerable people were among the unwitting subjects of the top-secret experiments, many of them conducted by doctors, scientists and academics secretly under contract to the intelligence agency.

            Chemical tests were even conducted on terminal cancer patients, “presumably because the experiments were anticipated to have long-lasting detrimental, if not lethal, effects,” says Gizmodo.

            Ethical standards and medical safeguarding were often non-existent. One of MKUltra’s subprojects was to “observe the behaviour of unwitting persons being questioned after having been given a drug”, according to the 1977 congressional hearing.

            One such unwitting test subject, military scientist Dr Frank Olson, fell to his death from a New York hotel window nine days after CIA agents spiked his drink with LSD, provoking a nervous breakdown.

            Among the most high profile suspected victims was Ted Kaczynski, who would become infamous as the Unabomber.

            Who as a result of being a victim developed an anger that would not be silent. Now he rots away in solitary confinement suffering a very cruel and unusual punishment.

            I have compassion for the victims. However in this most excellent miniseries ‘Manhunt: Unabomber’ Ted is sentenced without receiving any forgiveness from his victims. As they had not gone through a trial they would not have known that our own government actually created the anger which fueled the Unabomber.

            Ted was strange but he might have become a normal and valued member of society but the Harvard experiments definitively pushed him over the edge.

          • 100th Avatar October 14, 2017 at 9:10 am #

            That and the fact that Ted was 16-17 years of age when the CIA mind-melted him.

            This all reeks of tinfoil hat conspiracy, but it is real, and not hidden, and not denied. It happened.

  4. MrTibbs October 13, 2017 at 10:02 am #

    As a descendant of Buckminster Fuller and accomplished designer and inventor, I can tell you regenerative globalism is continuing to elevate the masses of humanity to far greater levels in standard of living.

    However, those connected to NETWORK globalism are suffering a far different fate.


    • 100th Avatar October 13, 2017 at 10:07 am #

      Great Buckyballs. We are a slipknot on a rope. The knot stays the same as the rope pulls through, or so it appears. We are fuel for the code.

    • Doc Holliday October 13, 2017 at 11:53 pm #

      Tibbs, I had the fortune of schooling under Bucky’s proteges at Southern Illinois University in the 70s, just two years after he left the School of Design at Carbondale. Bucky and his team had a great way of ‘problem solving’, with ‘stream of consciousness’ thoughts and discussions, creating many whacky ideas, but sooner or later a few gems would surface. It was great! That process has aided me my entire life.

      • messianicdruid October 14, 2017 at 9:41 am #

        People that do not think, judge.

  5. 100th Avatar October 13, 2017 at 10:04 am #

    Open-air street noodle bars of the future in the original film seemed novel. Revelatory. More Asian influence in the future was an interesting insight.

    To replay that scene now is derivative.
    Like all Hollywood films now.

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    • Janos Skorenzy October 13, 2017 at 12:31 pm #

      Harrison Ford is put in to soothe us, but his decrepit appearance only has the opposite effect. He is the Last White Man on Earf.

      • 100th Avatar October 13, 2017 at 7:41 pm #

        Not to be misogynistic, but have you seen Ford’s spouse?
        Pulled skin taut
        Injected lips

        What is more decrepit?
        Growing old, or refusing to?

  6. jeff2002 October 13, 2017 at 10:08 am #

    I suppose BR2049 can be intellectually insulting if your primary frame of reference is whether or not its depiction of the future includes cars. But how technology shakes out in the future is only the backdrop–not the point–of these films, which revolve around the issues of memory, identity, and what makes us human. In 2017, when there are now $100,000 sex robots that (reportedly) are becoming more human by the year, and when peoples’ identities can be “reconstructed” for grieving families based on their life history of Twitter posts, a film like Blade Runner is a timely mirror to gaze into.

    Holograms and flying cars aside, I did think the film explored, at least tangentially, technology’s unintended consequences. Witness the giant sea wall ostensibly built to keep back a rising Pacific Ocean, or the radioactive remains of Las Vegas (courtesy of a dirty bomb). Or the snow falling in LA because of a wasted climate. There’s plenty more.

    I for one loved the film, a worthy successor to the original by probably the best director working today. But great films, like any art, are in the eye of the beholder. I’ll side with the 8 out of 10 critics who praised it.

    • Bro Jobe October 13, 2017 at 10:15 am #

      My thoughts, too, Jeff. JHK has a nigh-pathological hatred of cars. That bias infects his feelings about a film with a top-notch director and screenplay. No, I don’t consider Blade Runner an accurate vision of our future at all, but to the degree that it serves as a cautionary tale, all the better.

      Even the flying cars are a warning: they are not for the masses. If we ever get them, they will just be another toy for the .1 % and their private armies.

      • Walter B October 13, 2017 at 10:31 am #

        Flying cars for the masses, thanks for reminding me of that line of crap we were all fed back in the 60’2s. Imagine the wholesale death, destruction and mayhem that would ensure if the looney road-ragers of today were to be set free from the blacktop and the white and yellow lines and lifted off into the atmosphere. Cars slamming into buildings, trees, mountains and each other in aerial displays of ineptitude! Wow, that mental image sort of make you look forward to the development doesn’t it? I think we are going to need a lot more flying sire trucks.

        • elysianfield October 13, 2017 at 12:02 pm #

          “Cars slamming into buildings, trees, mountains and each other in aerial displays of ineptitude”

          Hell, Walter, we can see that today on U-Tube.

          • Walter B October 13, 2017 at 12:47 pm #

            AND on the highwasy as well. Good point.

          • jeff2002 October 13, 2017 at 2:22 pm #

            Just last night I finished a book called Carjacked, which examines the many costs (obvious and not) about car use. The last chapter, called “Full Metal Jacket,” detailed the cost to human lives. One ripe statistic: 40,000 highway deaths a year equates to roughly one fairly loaded passenger jet crashing EVERY DAY. And then there are all the poor maimed people. Sounds like war. Maybe it is.

          • Walter B October 13, 2017 at 4:15 pm #

            Jeez Jeff, that’s a sobering statistic, yet we all pretty much knew that, didn’t we? Perhaps instead of outlawing firearms the government should outlaw automobiles? Next thing you know miscreants might even think to use vehicles as weapons and smash them into crowded city sidewalks in acts of terror. Wait a minute perhaps, oh yeah that’s right, they already do. What a race of dimwits. Sometimes it is actually embarrassing to be a part of it. Thankfully you guys here are far better company that most. Thank you.

        • Janos Skorenzy October 13, 2017 at 12:33 pm #

          Yeah, we can’t even deal well with two dimensional driving – the third would be catastrophic because there would be no rules, or no lanes and lights to enforce good behavior.

          • K-Dog October 13, 2017 at 12:51 pm #

            They would all be self-driving.

          • Walter B October 13, 2017 at 12:57 pm #

            Yeah like that would be flawless.

          • Walter B October 13, 2017 at 12:59 pm #

            In fact K-Dog have you noticed that when technology reaches it peak “usefulness” it is always eliminating the human element totally. Can we read between the lines?

          • K-Dog October 13, 2017 at 5:13 pm #

            The lines you refer to are how much longer will there be people to read between lines before technology eliminates us.

            The answer to that question is how long will it be before the rich can live without the poor. Those who seek the singularity want exactly that, which is why that dead end metal illness of a philosophy / religion appeals to billionaires. The ultimate in Techno-Narcissism. A Beam me up Scottie’ solution for those who can’t deal with mortality. Polished vanity.

          • K-Dog October 13, 2017 at 5:19 pm #

            A better answer for you Walter B. is that between those lines it is clear that in our social system technical considerations are more important than human considerations.

            Without a terminal techno-narcissism infection other futures and consequently other endings would have been possible.

          • Walter B October 13, 2017 at 7:16 pm #

            My gosh K-Dog, there you have it, technology being more important than humanity. The horror, the horror. But the truth and that is so sad because as the people of our society become more and more desensitized to the human condition and more and more addicted to the technological surely they will turn against one another and mankind lose everything. It is heartening to come hear and exchange thoughts with people like you, thank you friend. It is good to know that you are out there and that I am not alone.

          • K-Dog October 14, 2017 at 1:39 am #

            Thank you Walter. The feeling is likewise.

          • messianicdruid October 14, 2017 at 9:44 am #

            Add machine guns to “enforce good behavior”. lol

          • messianicdruid October 14, 2017 at 9:48 am #

            “A Beam me up Scottie’ solution for those who can’t deal with mortality.”

            I read this last word as morality. Seemed to help.

      • Elrond Hubbard October 13, 2017 at 11:08 am #

        I plan to see Blade Runner 2049 again while it’s still in theaters. Also I snickered at the wrongheadedness of JHK’s previous review of Mad Max: Fury Road, which as you say Bro Jobe, was largely driven by his hatred of what the automobile has done to the landscape. This review of Blade Runner 2049 is less wrongheaded, but he still misses the same point in the same way.

        As JHK says, both movies are about the present day, not the actual future. (As if anything could actually be about the future in a real sense.) Neither Blade Runner nor Mad Max is intended at all as a meaningful projection of the actual future. What they do instead is take the fetish imagery of present-day society — cars, robots, technology — and project it into a future side-by-side with a mythopoetic rendering of its likely consequences. Thus they’re about the price of our present-day technological culture, both to the human spirit and to the natural world, and the cost of ignoring limits in a world defined by them. If JHK gets that — and I suppose he actually does — he doesn’t express that he does. It gets lost in a torrent of complaints about his own preoccupations.

        In my view, the energy genie is out of the bottle. Once the one-time bonanza of fossil fuels runs out, people will turn to exploiting whatever else comes to hand, at whatever level they can. Even if this leaves 99% of humanity out in the cold (like the orphans picking through electronic waste, which is a present-day phenomenon), the minority with access to energy will be able to do things with it. The most fundamental thing they’re likely to do with it is find ways to get even more of it, up to and including appropriating and supplanting the natural world to feed the technological faith. Making Blade Runner‘s futuristic Los Angeles work entails the death of everything around it, and the filmmakers understand that as well as anyone.

        • K-Dog October 13, 2017 at 12:49 pm #

          I agree, The average age of someone who should be tempted to take the extreme technology of Blade Runner seriously (without an agenda) should be under 12.

          JHK has an agenda, as do many of us here myself included. We do not see technology saving us. Personally I do not see technology progressing much beyond what we have now, that may be a good thing. The low hanging fruit has been long picked and technology requires a continual supply of energy which is going away.

          The only thing that could save us is changing the way we live. I now accept that this will not happen but I also refuse to give up hope.

          So the question comes to mind. How many American adults have a mental age under 12?

          Personally I have a solid understanding on the science behind our technologies. This being so, perhaps I am too nonchalant about the possibility of Blade Runner developing false senses of reality and pushing us deeper into never never land.

          • TiredOfTheTreadmill October 13, 2017 at 2:43 pm #

            Haven’t seen the new Blade Runner movie, and I barely remember the old one. I have been a fan of science fiction, and PKD, all my life, but for some reason this story just didn’t strike a nerve with me as it has so many others. As I grew older I guess I enjoyed the C.M. Kornbluth and Frederik Pohl stories more as they aligned more with my take on things. I will likely wait for the dvd to see it or maybe Netflix if that’s an option.

            Concerning you comments about humans changing, I do wonder if the megalopolis portrayed in the movie ever shows the 200-300 solid miles of continuous, endless nasty slums (sacrifice zones) that likely surrounds the tech-fantasy inner city? Our economic system exists only by externalizing all the undesirable crap and people into nature, under bridges, down rivers, into poor neighborhoods or countries, etc… Or is this really science fantasy where technology fixes all of these problems and humans don’t have to change themselves at all. Kind of like how everyone is now skinny and healthy because technology has given us pills that allow us to eat as we please, watch TV all day and never exercise, and provide a fulfilling existence so life debilitating drug use is way down. Oh wait minute….

          • Elrond Hubbard October 15, 2017 at 12:55 pm #

            TiredOfTheTreadmill: Yes, Blade Runner 2049 does indeed show the sacrifice zones of the city, at least from the overhead perspective of the authority that polices it. Much as it depicts the entire planet Earth as humanity’s ultimate sacrifice zone.

            Re: the false sense of reality created by technology. As a society, we’re starting to come to an awareness of what smartphones, Facebook and electronic algorithms are doing to our consciousness. Unfortunately that doesn’t necessarily translate to freeing ourselves from them. The author R. Scott Bakker calls this the ‘semantic apocalypse’. Much like Rachael the replicant doesn’t trust the attraction she feels for Deckard, we can no longer trust even the information we think we agree with — because it’s being fed to us by parasitic algorithms. The algorithms are colonizing our natural relationships with one other like invasive species, in order to extract value and feed themselves. Another useful source on these is Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari. I recommend both writers.

  7. Bro Jobe October 13, 2017 at 10:12 am #

    Homesteaders of America Conference is happening this weekend. I will be on the lookout for signs of a future more like World Made By Hand and less like Blade Runner.

    Most curious to see if their future presumes those long supply chains that makes our world keep running.

    To be fair to Mad Max, it’s set about 20-40 years after the Big One. If you could refine gas–a big if–then find tires, belts and hoses not exposed to UV light, scavengers could keep things running for years.

    The series presumes, as JHK has in the third book of his series, a community with crude oil and a way to refine it.

  8. Georges1202 October 13, 2017 at 10:16 am #

    When Blade Runner came out in 1982 I was stunned by it. Even through its various ‘cuts’ and iterations it has remained fresh for me.

    Enter the ‘Age of Musk’ trying to update a classic like that. Hollywood has no original ideas left other than jumping on the Weinstein bandwagon (now that its safe) or comic books so I’m not surprised at all this fell flat.

    Truly Muskian.

    • jeff2002 October 13, 2017 at 10:59 am #

      Denis Villeneuve is not Elon Musk. 2049 had the same writer as the original. Weinstein didn’t produce the film, Alcon Entertainment did. And the film “fell flat” only at the box office, because this film wasn’t dumbed down to cater to an American movie audience who want more explosions.

      • Georges1202 October 13, 2017 at 12:56 pm #

        You’re one of those last word assholes, aren’t you.

        • jeff2002 October 13, 2017 at 2:34 pm #

          I don’t think so, considering it was my first response to you. Just wanted to clear up your glaring inaccuracies. Over to you for the last word. Promise.

  9. wm5135 October 13, 2017 at 10:17 am #

    after a moments consideration, perhaps we might be able to tie the thought that an automobile is a symbol of wealth and the current emotional rage surrounding our flag and the pledge.

    What thoughts?

  10. JohnAZ October 13, 2017 at 10:33 am #

    Elon Musk – prognosticator of doom relative to AI and leader of the first visit to Mars. But the leader of a company whose main technology is the storage of electrical energy. His latest venture is to re-energize the island of Puerto Rico with solar powered battery stored electricity. What a perfect laboratory for the concept. I hope he is allowed his attempt. If he fails, or rather his technology fails, the Long Emergency will take a giant step forward.

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    • malthuss October 13, 2017 at 10:44 am #

      And if he succeeds, more people will be born?
      Look at Africa and Mexico.

  11. beantownbill. October 13, 2017 at 10:34 am #

    I haven’t seen the movie. “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep” was written by a well-known paranoid schizophrenic, Phillip K. Dick. Somehow or other Hollywood has pre-empted Dick’s oeuvre, probably because of the paranoid theme in much of his work – which is very popular in American culture.

    All the conspiracy theories floating around are a manifestation of this paranoia. Heaven forbid that anyone take away our autos. We have to always be on the lookout for these malcontents who are in our midst.

    In real life, happiness isn’t the issue, survival is. Take away our cars and how can we survive? Everything is built around the idea that progress is continuous. Horse and buggies have passed out of the consciousness of the American people, so if autos go away, we die. Throw in the natural inertia to change, and it’s no wonder we keep on with happy motoring.

    Blade Runner 2 is just a natural evolution of this thought process. But keep in mind that science fiction is fiction – that means it’s not real.

    • 100th Avatar October 13, 2017 at 10:43 am #

      Time elapsed = progress. That is how human consciousness interprets time. Things must get better. We march to an unknown future, because surely something better is there. Once you reprogram to fond it in the now, like uncorrupted children, you the future for what it truly is; nonexistent.

      • malthuss October 13, 2017 at 10:53 am #

        I see more Teslas on the road.
        Rumor is the new model T[esla] is not so well built.

        • 100th Avatar October 13, 2017 at 11:17 am #

          People are not buying it for build quality, nor for practically, nor for parsimony of money or oil.
          It s a cultural signifier.

          It is virtue signaling on the road.
          What a tailgate full of bumper stickers can never tell you.
          And they must tell you.
          Most importantly.

        • K-Dog October 13, 2017 at 12:24 pm #

          They always say that about SUVs.

    • K-Dog October 13, 2017 at 12:34 pm #

      From an early age, Dick battled problems determining what was real and what wasn’t real.

      He claimed to have encounters with a “pink beam”–which he said was an intelligent being that imparted wisdom and clairvoyance to him.

      I think in his case you could have left the paranoid part out. He was pretty straight up about his delusions and used them in a creative way. He did pretty well with a ‘disability’.

      I have seen some of the ‘Man in the High Castle’ series which is loosely built on his book of the same name. I do not think watching that series is good for one’s mental health.

      The reason I say that is the episodes are long and the immersion in an alternate reality which presents the Nazis as not all that bad is wrong.


      • Walter B October 13, 2017 at 9:07 pm #

        The one thing about the Nazi’s that WAS really exceptional was the degree of efficiency that they were able to achieve in carrying out their demented will. The fact that they completely and absolutely not only abandoned but demonized morality shows us all the relative value of virtue (morality) and the vice (efficiency without morality). The group mind that the Nazi’s projected is scarily present in the Progressive (Bolshevik) movement in which we find ourselves entangled today. It shares negative attributes with the Reich and it is not above bringing the world, the entire world this time. into deadly conflict to achieve it’s mission.

        • K-Dog October 14, 2017 at 1:51 am #

          Nazis were efficient but they burned through their resources and were left with nothing in only a dozen years. They were efficient but their machine took on a life of its own so their efficiency came without restraint. I won’t excuse the evil of the Nazis by saying it was all a consequence of their system, they were evil. I merely suggest that once set in motion the Nazi government could only possibly move in the direction it did and war was inevitable because they had an efficient but flawed system. Their system depended on endless growth even more than ours.

          Had they prevailed the world might be a degree or two higher on the global warming curve and nobody would be trying to call it climate change so as to deny the truth at this point.

          • Walter B October 14, 2017 at 5:47 am #

            And I will bet that there were many within the system that happily went about their ways, certain that everything was wonderful and only getting better. That the omnipotence of their specific brand of mankind would solve all the problems, develop all the new, marvelous technologies and make every day better than the last. The resulting errors in a society are terrifying once the people within it lose the ability to perform critical thinking and stand up for change, not happy, happy go with the flow.

          • elysianfield October 14, 2017 at 11:23 am #

            “they had an efficient but flawed system. Their system depended on endless growth even more than ours.”

            Our system depends upon growth through economic means, the Germans through Lebensraum…military acquisition. The Germans evil? Easy to say, but their problems are manifest in the majority of cultures…they were not necessarily evil…total war, on the wrong side of victory, would bring other cultures to similar conclusions. Rules can be disregarded by the strong, broken of necessity by the weak.

            It is the human condition, and is evident throughout history.

          • Walter B October 14, 2017 at 3:05 pm #

            Well I don’t know ef, but for me rounding up men, women and children, brutalizing them, torturing and tormenting them, then starving them and eventually gassing them and burning the carcasses not only qualifies as evil, but is just about the epitome of evil! And I have serious reservations that after defeating them and internalizing many of them into the American government and scientific communities, these evils may be effecting the way our government has been eyeing us up lately. The Homeland War on “Terror”, alphabet agencies spying on the public, the militarization of the police forces, and the repeat of the Reich’s fire as a means of achieving their ends, all smack of a repeat of history coming up. The American government may not be the new Gestapo, but the Deep State, well that’s what I’m thinking. All we need is another Weimar financial collapse and the curtain may rise on Springtime for Hitler Revisited.

          • benr October 16, 2017 at 8:11 am #

            No one denies Climate change for God’s sake that is such a straw man argument of the left!
            It’s undeniable and thank God for it we would be pretty damn cold if not for it!
            What is at odds is whether mankind’s machines (anthropogenic climate change) are causing the changes to speed up and if we are is it really Carbon Dioxide/methane?
            I would so no to the machines and yes to deforestation!
            That doesn’t fit with the leftist mindset of command and control nor for wringing ever more money out of business and consumers!

      • Doc Holliday October 14, 2017 at 12:06 am #

        I have read many of Dick’s storys. The Man in the High Castle series is much better than the book, which is usually never the case. Dick stated he was going to write a sequel but the original story was too depressing.

        • K-Dog October 14, 2017 at 2:00 am #

          The Man in the High Castle scares me. The episodes are really long and the artificial Nazi world presents the Nazis in an attractive light. I know of someone who has been watching the series faithfully and he has become so immersed in the series he has been entertaining the idea that some Nazi beliefs were correct. This is not a good thing.

          Are we going to need a study to tell us that exposure to an alternate reality for a significant amount of time is going to warp minds or can we figure that one out ourselves?

    • messianicdruid October 13, 2017 at 1:43 pm #

      Could we abandon roads? No, really.

      It would require 4foot gates operated automatically by lawnmower sized personal vehicles limited to lawnmower speed that always vacuumed up as it cut a path from homestead to homestead using lots of turns, but few hills to climb. Walking would actually be the fastest mode of travel with machines only used for loads.

      Travel downstream would be the most economical.

      Just sayin.

  12. malthuss October 13, 2017 at 10:50 am #

    This is for Janos,

    Franz Boas and Margaret Meade ..haha

    ps, in China selling babies for food in times of famine was normal. the person lowest on the pecking order gets eaten or beaten.


    This sort of thing happens in Africa too. See above link. I wonder what the PC crowd over at Gombeen Nation think of it.

    “West of Cooktown, Chinese were roasted in clay white-ant ovens, “smelling and looking exactly like roast pork, even the yellow skin crinkled like that of pork … they have declined to eat white men who were tobacco eaters … the blacks suspected the flesh of being poisoned, knowing the odor was not that of clean, healthy human flesh.” In Castletown, 1895, another report stated, “Once I asked Joci what he liked best to eat. He replied – Talgoro (human flesh)…

    (However when you ignore the noble savage myth or modern white guilt and instead delve into the psychohistory of primitive or young societies you can suddenly understand why many Aussies and NZ’s did defend what is practically wiping out indigenous people even as late as in the 70s or 80s, saying that the abos, the maoris or the tasmanians were cruel, evil and warlike people who had to go, I mean, I would have been horrified with cannibals who eat their own children as well.)

    It is true the Australian whites took a terrible toll on the indigenous blackfellow population.

    And that white colonists killed the Tasmanians to a man.

    But then again, the Polynesian Maori people of NZ were genocidal killers who wiped out entire populations from weaker islands.

    To the North in Papua New Guinea, cannibalism, head hunting, serial rape of children, infanticide and perpetual warfare were a way of life mere decades ago.

    And judging from the vibrant and exciting atmosphere of Port Moresby today, still is.


    “a proud people and a proud culture”….. yeah, right. Please see THE FALSIFICATION OF ABORIGINE HISTORY by Keith Windschuttle of Macleay Press. Google it. I can’t praise it highly enough.
    Regarding the Marxist plan to set up an Abo state in Australia see:-

    Don’t deny that the current situation of the abos is terrible. But this is not the White man’s fault. Abos had a terrible and utterly primitive ‘culture’ allied to disastrously low IQ levels, the combination of which renders them incapable of operating in a modern techno-industrial society. And don’t say WHites should not have ‘invaded’ Australia. The land was 99% unoccupied and had Whtes not done so the abos’ Asiatic neighbours would have instead.

    In approximately 1985 the Mrs and myself were living and working in a place called Nullenbouy on the Gove peninsular which is at the far north eastern tip of the Northern Territory [a bauxite mining community, aluminium].

    Gove town ship was made up of mainly Europeans while another township a few miles away was mainly Aboriginal, its own school, stores etc but the hospital in Gove was shared by all, there was also many outlying remote settlements .
    my wife was working part time as a receptionist at the hospital a new born baby was brought in with burns to most of its body and died very shortly after admission, she was later told by her boss [qualified nurse] who was born and bred in the area, that the practice of throwing newbornes into the fire was not uncommon when they were halfcast.

    The Police knew the practice went on but getting witnesses and proving it was not easy and whats the point, there are many remote area Aboriginals who don’t even speak English even today , especially up the northwest[Kimberly]……..

    • robert magill October 13, 2017 at 11:57 am #

      If the American Revolution had failed the colonies would surely have remained the favorite destination for English prison transportation, perhaps for another 100 years. It might have improved the breed to have another 75,000 felons lodged here over time.
      Of course, Australia would doubtlessly have remained of little interest to Europe for the same time period not needing such a remote Prison Colony.

      • K-Dog October 13, 2017 at 12:15 pm #

        Which probably would mean that Australia would now belong to Japan. There not being a Pearl Harbor in this scenario Fortress Europe would have endured and replaced the present European Union since our entry into the European theater would have been delayed. The Nazis would have made a separate peace with Russia giving them all of Eastern Europe. German would be a major language as widespread as English.

        All from sending felons to a different place. The butterfly effect.

        • beantownbill. October 13, 2017 at 12:31 pm #

          “What ifs” are the stuff of time travel and parallel universe SF stories – and fun mind games. Your explanation for a failed revolution is as good as any, I suppose.

          • Janos Skorenzy October 13, 2017 at 12:41 pm #

            It can be a healthy exercise. Your reign over us need not have been – and it’s not going to last. You’ve had your fun and now the bill comes due.

      • malthuss October 13, 2017 at 2:04 pm #

        Why were the Whites not shipped to Africa, to improve the Black race thru mixing?

        • K-Dog October 13, 2017 at 5:23 pm #

          Don’t be so foolish. The mix would have after a bit of selection been superior in all ways.

          Then malthuss they would come and take all your women away from you.

    • SomeoneInAsia October 13, 2017 at 12:11 pm #

      There is evidence the ancient Greeks practised human sacrifice.

    • K-Dog October 13, 2017 at 12:23 pm #

      New Guineans would look stupid to us if they visited a major US city and had to navigate our bureaucracy (as an example) but US citizens would look stupid (and probably die) if we found ourselves in a rainforest.

      • Janos Skorenzy October 13, 2017 at 12:43 pm #

        So we’re equal? No, we’re very different, but not as different from each other as we are from Black Africans.

        Nice attempt at positing a bogus equality.

        • K-Dog October 13, 2017 at 1:20 pm #

          Consider Jared Diamond,

          Diamond claims Europeans have been selected for body chemistry (resistance to disease) and New Guineans have been selected for intelligence (as smart people are more likely to not be killed).

          Now that should really piss you off but let me sweeten your poison.

          I don’t agree. While I do agree they are as intelligent on average, the dark ages of Europe selected Europeans who would also be less likely to be killed which we assume is correlated with high intelligence. This kind of selection is something which has been true through most of human history everywhere.

          For that reason I can’t see the New Guineans as being superior as Diamond claims. I only seeing them as being equal under the same conditions. From a historical perspective we have been no less violent than they.

          • K-Dog October 13, 2017 at 1:23 pm #

            I only see them

          • malthuss October 13, 2017 at 2:07 pm #

            Jared Diamond is a great story teller.

            Here is reality,

            When this thing is done to Rohingya, Indian Americans, Tibetans, that’s called genocide. When done to us, it’s called multiculturalism. Resisting White genocide makes me racist. Diversity is our greatest strength. Was wandering what’s our second-greatest strength. You had a country, where you were 90%. Now you have diversity.

            Even Joe Biden is salivating about Whites becoming minority in this country. They didn’t put it like this in 1965 when they changed the immigration laws. They didn’t tell you that this was coming, by design.

            Can’t wait to see the whole world become like Detroit. Was wondering what else they don’t tell us that they have planned for us…

          • Janos Skorenzy October 13, 2017 at 2:33 pm #

            Could you restate that in a less confusing way?

            My view: The are obviously less intelligent – it’s been tested and proven. But thru the force of tradition and necessity, they have developed different crops and ways of growing them that work in a challenging environment. Agricultural experts told them they were doing it wrong, but the fierce rains and runoff down the steep slopes undid the plants the agriculturalists had planted: the rows should be vertical up and down as the Papuans were already doing.

            Equal under the same conditions? You’ve lost me or you really are confused. This is exactly where we’re all different. Their dark skin protects them against the tropical sun and they have genetic protection against malaria that’s such a killer of Whites. Likewise, Whites do better in their environment.

            Again as far as IQ: they pass down knowledge that helps them in their lives. And who knows, maybe they can be creative within that scope. Some have said that an Abo (related to the Papuans) tracker displays a mastery of inductive logic in his tracking of game. But as far as g or general intelligence – they are a nullity.

    • messianicdruid October 14, 2017 at 10:07 am #

      “Abos had a terrible and utterly primitive ‘culture’ allied to disastrously low IQ levels, the combination of which renders them incapable of operating in a modern techno-industrial society.”

      Is there any room on this planet for any other kind of society?

      I think it was Westmoreland [ interesting name ] that said “War is caused by unprotected wealth.” as if that were justification for the greedy mattoids we hire [ yes, it’s on us ] to steal it all.

      • elysianfield October 14, 2017 at 11:32 am #

        “I think it was Westmoreland [ interesting name ] that said “War is caused by unprotected wealth.” as if that were justification for the greed”

        That quote is an explanation, not a justification. It is an excellent causal description. Power abhors a vacuum”…similar meaning, different bent.

        It is part of the human condition…understand and accept.

        • messianicdruid October 14, 2017 at 12:11 pm #

          Stewardship must come into the conversation at some point.

          • elysianfield October 14, 2017 at 2:08 pm #

            Yes, but stewardship is a factor of culture, and is, in many cases, an unaffordable luxury.

  13. beantownbill. October 13, 2017 at 10:54 am #

    I’ve read several of Dick’s works. They had a delectable tenseness and felt that something bad was going to happen. His stories had a tilted world-view, like the weird camera angles in the original Twilight Zone shows.

    Dick really believed there was an eye overhead always watching him. Despite his mental illness, he was prescient, wasn’t he?

    • Tate October 13, 2017 at 12:47 pm #

      There are two distinct phases to PKD’s writing: pre-“pink beam” and post-“pink beam”. The style and subject matter pre- and post- are very different.

      I prefer post-“pink beam”, but that’s just my preference.

      • Tate October 13, 2017 at 12:49 pm #

        Oh, and all of the movie adaptations are pre-“pink beam.”

  14. malthuss October 13, 2017 at 10:57 am #

    The original Mad Max was little more than an extended car chase…

    Well if one gets ‘reducto’ life is a paper chase, car chase to get the girl as the pair walks or rides into the sunset. TaaDaa. The end.

    ‘Star Wars’ was a boy meets girl movie, with a plain looking princess and two pretty boys. The robot and creatures were more likeable than the actors.

    • 100th Avatar October 13, 2017 at 11:06 am #

      It’s all a McGuffin.

      • malthuss October 13, 2017 at 11:17 am #

        Due to human nature.

  15. Walter B October 13, 2017 at 11:14 am #

    There is certainly both good and bad in just about everything, so yes Hollywood has definitely put out some very thoughtful, even educational entertainment in its day. One of the great things about it is with the abilities to compress, project, and skip back and forth with time, the motion picture industry can portray in short time, events that take a lifetime to unfold naturally. But one of the most damaging aspects of this industry IMHO has been that in pretty much every aspect that it is portrayed, actual constructive and productive WORK is minimized, ignored or made out to be the bad guy. None of the things we have and enjoy today, including the very society itself came about without a lot of very hard working and dedicated people busting their butts to accomplishing productive work. I understand that sex, violence and opulence sells movies and who would want to sit there for a couple of hours and watch somebody work, but in it’s own way, I lay part of the blame for the demotivation of the American public squarely on Hollywood’s doorstep. Until the day arrives when all we have to do every day is lie here, eat and fornicate while the machines do all the work, motivation rather than demotivation to get off your lazy ass would seem more useful. Of course once all the robots and machines do all the work, Terminator the movie may become Terminator the reality.

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  16. messianicdruid October 13, 2017 at 11:33 am #

    messianicdruidOctober 13, 2017 at 9:22 AM
    We are sitting here watching Strange Inheritance
    while wondering if we should buy a house on
    ten acres that will need to be gutted and re
    sheet-rocked throughout the first floor.

    The good thing about the place is the
    outbuildings; a large red barn with room
    for hay storage with associated hardware,
    , a grain bin several access doors, a lean
    to big enough for a tractor, a zero turn
    mower and a 1954 Cadillac on a flatbed trailer.

    There is a two car garage for small cars
    with only one door open, one side is
    closed by two doors. There is a chicken
    house/seed starting area with one walkin
    door about three foot wide.

    The house has a basement with two
    crawl spaces, one on the east under
    the front room/ne bedroom, and one
    west under the kitchen/washroom.
    There are three more bedrooms
    upstairs with a long hallway to the
    front bedroom which sets east and
    has dual closets ne and se corners.
    The two [ north and south ]
    bedrooms have triangular storage
    areas behind closet walls.
    A bathroom on the new corner
    is turned off.

    There is good soil, fruit trees,
    sorghum that has been
    harvested, about five
    acres could be
    planted in
    the spring.

    I’m thinking we should buy a trailer or RV and park it in the barn hook up to electric, and use it to sleep over on weekends.

    Tell me about termites.

    • elysianfield October 13, 2017 at 12:18 pm #

      Home inspectors find termites by crawling under the house and at the periphery using a small pen knife to probe the wood at various locations (closest to the ground). If the knife easily penetrates, you have issues. Homes built in the 50’s and before oft times did not use pressure-treated wood, and had significant wood to soil contact.

      Termites are ubiquitous. It has been opined that the flatulence from termites exceeds the impact of humans on the atmospheric environment.

      • beantownbill. October 13, 2017 at 12:23 pm #

        Yeah, farty termites have forced many a homeowner out in the street at night. And the noise is terribly loud.

    • beantownbill. October 13, 2017 at 12:19 pm #

      Hire an exterminator to see if there’s active termite activity or any damage done in the past that needs repairing. If there’s no damage, but there’s current activity, the exterminator can get rid of them. If there’s structural damage, then the whole issue becomes problematical.

      Correcting termite damage can be either pretty expensive or labor intensive. For example, if a floor joist has been compromised and needs replacement, the house may have to be put on jacks and a new joist installed. To do it yourself, you better know what you’re doing.

      Any reputable exterminator will give you a guarantee that termites won’t return for around 7 years.

      • messianicdruid October 13, 2017 at 12:56 pm #

        What do you expect from a hundred and seven year old house? Roofs on all buildings are four years old. Take out a wall join a couple small rooms, build on a sunroom on the south side…

        Will probably need to replace heating cooling system, natural gas is available, yes it’s a real grandpa & grandma house.

        • capt spaulding October 13, 2017 at 2:49 pm #

          There are log buildings in Scandinavia which are over 900 years old. Some how they were immune to termites.

          • messianicdruid October 13, 2017 at 8:31 pm #

            Could it be the type of wood, or distance north of the equator. Maybe the Aurora Borialis scares em off.

      • San Jose October 13, 2017 at 12:58 pm #

        A seven year guarantee on termites? No way. At least not in California. Perhaps in Boston the cold winters hinder their activity?

        I’ve had my house “tented” twice to keep ahead of termites. My idiot neighbors next door discovered termites 15 years ago and haven’t done a thing. They’ll have fun when they try to sell the house and have to rip off the stucco to replace half-eaten wood.

        Jen in San Jose

  17. K-Dog October 13, 2017 at 12:05 pm #

    Blade Runner 2049. I have not seen it yet but will being a fan of the original. The story of ‘replicants’ demanding an appropriate life span and the controlling humans being too afraid to share power as they should is a basic human drama.

    The original was set in a future too close to our own to have evolved into the old school Blade Runner future. I expect the new version of the Bade Runner future should be the same. A future too outlandishly divorced from our own to be possible by even by the most perverse yet rational trains of thought.

    Thinking we have settled alien worlds around other stars in fifty years with most humans having gone ‘offworld’ is way beyond techno-narcissim. That is deep in the realm of magic. Blade Runner should be seen is the same way, just with spaceships replacing magic dragons.

    I got the strong sense that JHK is not familiar with the original or he would appreciate that the extreme technology in Blade Runner is there to create an unreal future, thus to focus on the human drama.

    I am curious to see how I feel once I see it. My contribution this week is to remind all that this is a remake which Blade Runner fans have been wanting for a long time.

    • K-Dog October 13, 2017 at 12:07 pm #

      Only the one sentence was supposed to be in bold. I don’t mean to shout. I only wanted to emphasize this:

      ‘A future too outlandishly divorced from our own to be possible by even by the most perverse yet rational trains of thought.’

    • Janos Skorenzy October 13, 2017 at 12:46 pm #

      In the original, Whites seem to have fled L.A or even Earth itself to find adventure, wealth, or jus to escape the Dark Tide of Asian invasion.

      • K-Dog October 13, 2017 at 1:08 pm #

        Avoiding people, that is a pretty weird reason to resettle off-world light-years away from your current home.

        • messianicdruid October 13, 2017 at 1:23 pm #

          Why would a group of people climb up among cliffs to find a rock overhang big enough to build eight or ten houses [ rooms ] and rock off the access paths?

          Will an EMP reach through twenty feet of sand rock? Does it matter?

          • Janos Skorenzy October 13, 2017 at 2:22 pm #

            Exactly. That’s exactly what the peaceful Hopi did trying to avoid raiding Indians coming down from the north. One starts to realize that Kdog and Company don’t understand much about life.

            Or the Pilgrims and Puritans who came to America to escape persecution? They don’t teach this stuff anymore, but Kdog is old enough to know if he wanted to.

          • messianicdruid October 13, 2017 at 8:45 pm #

            The Paiutes caught a bunch of them in a cave and set fires at the entrance suffocating them then just threw rocks over the entrance and left it there for the bats to cover in feet of guano.


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  18. SomeoneInAsia October 13, 2017 at 12:15 pm #

    There’s a reason I hardly watch TV anymore and haven’t stepped inside a cinema for nearly twenty years.

    Virtually the only thing I still watch today is wrestling. At least it doesn’t try to pretend to be anything intelligent.

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  19. pequiste October 13, 2017 at 12:44 pm #

    The future, like JHK ruminates, is certainly not Bladerunner 2049.

    The Future has already been not-so-sneak-previewed:, a hybrid of Mike Judge’s ” Idiocracy” plus the “WW Z” film with Brad Pitt. Seen the Idiocracy, and loathe to see anything about zombie apocalypses. (About two years ago a zombie ate the face off of some guy about 1/4 mile from my gym – cops had to shoot the creature dead. )


    (Couldn’t it have just used a coupon for some take-out from the Gag-In-The-Bag, like all the other zombies?)


    And I really don’t give a flying fuck about any flying car. What would the DMV be like for those licenses? Let alone the insurance and drunk pilots among other technical issues. Sheesh.

    • K-Dog October 13, 2017 at 1:10 pm #

      Flying cars that fail would crash hard. Terrestrial cars can roll to a stop.

      • messianicdruid October 13, 2017 at 1:30 pm #

        Well, where I live there are crosses marking all the places someone ” coasted to a stop” and left behind a pile of glass and metal liquid body parts. I guess horses and wagons cause wrecks as well. Roads are the deciders.

        • K-Dog October 13, 2017 at 5:27 pm #

          I was thinking about the exceptions when I wrote it.

          • messianicdruid October 13, 2017 at 8:47 pm #

            I accept your exceptions.

        • K-Dog October 14, 2017 at 2:08 am #

          One exception would be to roll to a stop and then get rear-ended by an 18 wheeler. But exceptions as individual cases are not so important. The important thing is that flying cars would obviously be more dangerous than land travel.

          • K-Dog October 14, 2017 at 2:08 am #

            Especially if they lost power.

  20. 100th Avatar October 13, 2017 at 1:08 pm #

    Dystopian futures where nature is defeated
    Lamentations for verdant valleys.
    What was and could have been.
    Slipped through mans fingers.


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  21. manysummits October 13, 2017 at 1:11 pm #

    I saw Blade Runner 2049 a few days ago too Jim – and was monumentally disappointed, not having seen the original but aware of the plot, which is why I went to see the new film.

    It has occurred to me recently that ‘civilized’ man is the most dangerous creature to ever inhabit the Earth, and I mean that.

    To that end I am closing the circle, bringing in second hand hardcover books from my past that speak to me of this ‘civilized’ culture, and remind me why I ‘went Indian’ and climbed mountains for seven years as a lead climber with a small group, burning bridges as I went – until now I and my small family live hand to mouth, as it were.

    In a strange way this is prep for the future I see coming.

    I think it unlikely in the extreme we can ‘fix’ the situation we all now find ourselves in, and the primary reason is the ‘civilized’ citizen, incapable of comprehending his own circumstance, and thus unable to do anything about it.

    I say this because the power to do something about it exists – we still have the vote, and it is only our taxes and deposits, if we have any, that allow the system to run – that, and perhaps most emphatically, our willingness to ‘serve’ our masters.

    There is a new film out – “Mark Felt”, aka Deep Throat.

    Perhaps one will be able to find some inspiration there.

    I read Bob Woodwards latest “The Last of the President’s Men”.

    Long a believer that JFK was taken out by the deep state, as was his brother, I keep hoping to find one decent person from that era, in politics or its supporting structures.

    Sears Canada is in liquidation, 131 stores, 12,000 people being laid off, this just a year or two after another unbelievable failure of management at the top, when Target pulled out of Canada – a multi-billion dollar ‘mistake’ – externalized as always, on us.

    I have always thought your predictions of collapse premature, but now, I think we are very close indeed.

  22. dolph9 October 13, 2017 at 1:51 pm #

    Let me just say on the topic of blade runner, that neither the original nor the sequel are easy to watch. They take their time, and therefore so do you.

    But as an alternative to what passes for movies these days, at least one can appreciate the artistry here.

    Yet, it’s all a fantasy and a waste, but that’s basically what American culture is now. You have to learn how to discard what is useful while appreciating what is better. Otherwise, you are going to go insane.

    • messianicdruid October 14, 2017 at 10:22 am #

      IOW, your mind becomes a landfill.

  23. FincaInTheMountains October 13, 2017 at 1:58 pm #

    Friday, October the Thirteenth

    This day in Europe is considered a black day of the calendar after King Philip IV of France on October 13, 1307, ordered the arrest of the Knights Templar throughout France at the same time.

    If we take into account the strength and influence of the Knights Templar, the success of the operation shows an unprecedented level of secrecy in the preparation of this most massive spec op of the late Middle Ages.

    And the fact the Templars, and not the Jews, were the creators of the modern banking system and that quasi-religious socio-economic formation, now called capitalism, is fairly well known.

    It is much less known that preparations for this event began almost a hundred and twenty years before in 1188 during a diplomatic incident called Cutting of the Elm between the first king of France Philip II and the first king of England, Henry II.

    In the course of this incident, the Vikings, who voluntarily renounced Orthodoxy and moved to the side of the Western White Project, represented by the French kings of the House of Capet at that time, the Treaty of Saint-Clair-sur-Epte between the House of Capet and the Vikings, then headed by Rollon, son of the founder of the Russian Rurik state, was dissolved.

    The Cutting of the Elm was recently recalled by a certain Pierre Plantar in connection with the crisis of legitimacy of the European Union that started to turn into the Fourth Reich.

    He declared that in the process of cutting down the elm, the Priory of Zion came into conflict with his special service known as the Knights Templar, and if one compares his words to subsequent events, then it turns out that he calls the Priory of Zion with Capetheans leaders the White Project, and the Templars are the Vikings.

  24. RB October 13, 2017 at 2:14 pm #

    Uhhhhh….I think LA is already dystopian given the last time I drove through the dump. There was a fire burning on the hillside then. The pictures of the fires look very dystopian as well. With all our modernity the elements-fire, water, wind still rule. Interestingly, people expect that the government is going to show up and make things right except of course in Hollywood where someone lifted a rock and Mr. W and his ilk scurried about. What government role that? I love glass house architecture.

    BUT, at my age a good bowel movement is as good as it gets. That assumes that the toilet flushes and moves “stuff” somewhere else where the government does something with it. When the sewer backs up and the toilets don’t flush, well look out dystopia!!! Applies to septic systems as well.

  25. RobH October 13, 2017 at 2:20 pm #

    Interesting comments today

    I like films more like What’s Easting Gilbert Grape. That’s how I like to think of the USA. Not some ‘future dystopia drizzle collapse tech’

    I do wonder if the whole political and media bullshit moved aside if things wouldn’t be better

    Jim may be anti car, but I would get rid of TV too

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  26. akmofo October 13, 2017 at 2:21 pm #

    I think this movie lends itself to some basic questions people are asking for as long as they’ve been around:

    Why did god create us. What was our purpose. Were we created to obey our god. Obey to do what. Does god need us to survive. Why does he need us to survive. Etc.

    That said, I didn’t like the answers the Jesuit mafia provided us and I didn’t like their presentation. Neither do I like their distraction tactics in scapegoating their pederasty on Weinstein and stonewalling the investigation of the Vegas shooting which smells to high heaven as Jesuit gov mafia job with the FBI coverup and multiple shooters.

  27. Janos Skorenzy October 13, 2017 at 2:24 pm #


    The usual suspects. Whites have no right to anything, not their own nations, and no, not in Europe either. As Hitler said, It’s either fight or die.

  28. capt spaulding October 13, 2017 at 3:04 pm #

    The root of most of our problems is simple. Overpopulation. Because we have cheap energy (oil), we have managed to go overboard in almost every area you can think of. Once that resource has been exhausted, will come the great reckoning. Assuming that we survive the depredation occurring then, the world will look quite different from today. It’s not a future I look forward to leaving to my grand kids. The current situation in this country makes me think of a drive shaft that is out of alignment. It shivers and shakes until it tears itself apart. That’s what is happening now in our society. I think that anybody who takes a dispassionate look at what is going on in the world will agree with me. I see it as inevitable.

    • malthuss October 13, 2017 at 3:10 pm #

      You paint with too broad a brush.
      The only reason the US population has doubled since 1965 is……..

      You sound stupid.

    • 100th Avatar October 13, 2017 at 6:01 pm #

      Shhh Captain, you’re not to speak about that with polite company.

      Carry on.

      Would the planet be exponentially better without humans?

      As of tomorrow they were gone.
      As of today?
      As of 5,000 years ago?

      Then why is overpopulation even a question?

      • Janos Skorenzy October 13, 2017 at 7:52 pm #

        Better for whom? “The Planet”! Does “the Planet” know that its name is Earth? Do you worship her or it?

        It wouldn’t be better for us to go extinct. If you can’t take your own point of view, you are sick indeed and deserve to go extinct. Just don’t try and get us to go with you.

        • 100th Avatar October 14, 2017 at 9:15 am #

          “Earth” will bear more fruit.
          Bring something better.
          It will give her a new name, or perhaps not recognize it as an other in need of one.

          She failed with this one.
          She will birth news eyes and ears and hands for the universe.
          Yours failed.

          • Janos Skorenzy October 14, 2017 at 1:08 pm #

            Yours? As if you aren’t? You’ve dehumanized Mankind and now apply it to the Planet. Eco-Nihilism.

          • 100th Avatar October 14, 2017 at 1:53 pm #

            No worries Vlad, AI and “the Robots” will dehumanize it all, for the better.

            We’ll make great pets.

    • elysianfield October 13, 2017 at 8:01 pm #

      The Captain is correct. Lack of adversity and an easy life promoted by cheap energy has skewed the balance of population to resources. IN OUR LIFETIMES, we can remember having only seasonal vegetables and fruit available at our local markets. Air Conditioning unheard of for most of the population, etc, etc. In my 70 years, the life expectancy of a US citizen has grown a full 15 years…

      A comeuppance IS inevitable.

  29. Q. Shtik October 13, 2017 at 4:52 pm #

    One ripe statistic: 40,000 highway deaths a year equates to roughly one fairly loaded passenger jet crashing EVERY DAY. – jeff


    A small price to pay to get to Walmart………wink, wink.

    • 100th Avatar October 13, 2017 at 5:35 pm #

      Yet it’s not to get to Walmart. It’s to get to… anywhere.
      When man and his feet ruled, society was built around him.
      While petroleum companies and combustible engine producers rule, the world will be built around them and their freedom machine.
      A technological dead-end driving us to an evolutionary one.

      • Q. Shtik October 13, 2017 at 6:17 pm #

        and combustible engine producers – Avatar


        They are combustion engines, not combustible engines.

        • 100th Avatar October 13, 2017 at 7:37 pm #

          Are u certain?

          They are blowing it all up

  30. mow October 13, 2017 at 5:08 pm #

    Good Grief who gives a damn about a lousy movie ?

    I , for one , am sick of this endless shit .

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    • 100th Avatar October 13, 2017 at 5:37 pm #

      u care enough to share

  31. 100th Avatar October 13, 2017 at 5:44 pm #

    “Sleek mechanical surfaces are everything, with no substance beneath the surface.”

    Just watch Jony Ive fetishize a soulless and formless pocket computer.
    Any video.

    Even the Yanagi kettle sitting on my central burner, in all its minimalist splendor, has artistry. It has shape, organically honed.

  32. Q. Shtik October 13, 2017 at 6:18 pm #


    By what mode of transportation did you get to the movie?

  33. mdm1mdm1 October 13, 2017 at 6:50 pm #

    well for once I agree…..On the cover of the current car and driver is an article on driverless cars………..can anything be more idiotic? There simply isnt going to be any way to power them at some point down the road, driverless or not….. that is if anybody is still alive, as global warming seems to be rearing its ugly head faster and more profoundly than any of the experts predicted………my hat off to Kunstler for refraining for once today and not going off on a tangent and throwing in comments about the right around the corner collapsing and rigged economy…………

    • messianicdruid October 13, 2017 at 8:58 pm #

      I found a picture of a ’34 Ford Coupe from which the guy had removed both front fenders and the sides of the hood. Where you could have seen the motor he had screened in and made access to the interior through the firewall. He kept feed in the trunk. A Ford Chicken Coupe.

      My grandfather had one made of a very large middle 50’s Pontiac Station Wagon. He kept the feed under the hood. Opened the passenger door every morning and closed it at dusk.

  34. Tripped up October 13, 2017 at 7:23 pm #

    Very timely that you speak of your experience with a blockbuster futuristic movie, and what it says about where we are in this long emergency.

    For the sake of a friendship I sat through The Kingsman II last night and Guardians of the Galaxy II a few weeks ago.

    I honestly felt at times as if I were drowning in some eight year old’s acid trip. These movies are nothing more than buckets of non-sensical slop that we somehow came to believe is all we deserve. It was very depressing. Expensive, and depressing.

    But my friend loved them both!

    • Q. Shtik October 13, 2017 at 11:35 pm #

      The movie Ishtar was budgeted at $55M. Dustin Hoffman starred. It had a rep as one of the biggest bombs ever. Blade Runner 2049 will be Bryan Gosling’s Ishtar. My wife and I were in total agreement; it stunk.

  35. Pucker October 13, 2017 at 7:55 pm #


    The Las Vegas shooting story seems to be going sideways rather quickly?

    Second Shooter: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JxmEFeKy8aI&feature=youtu.be

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    • malthuss October 13, 2017 at 8:24 pm #

      What else? I found these,,

      It is been said that 4 different people observed a suspicious vehicle was in the area and flares were being thrown out the window.
      Too many fires started about the same time and miles and miles apart. Arson.

      Also see Crowd Source The Truth Mr Hudson . Rotors of a helicopter can be heard over the stage music in Las Vegas, now 5-6 shooters. FBI McCabe who is a traitor has one of his men standing behind L.V sheriff as he is speaking to the press but FBI says nothing. Also now saying the security person who came out with a story yesterday is not who he states he is. America is under attack by the Deep State.

      “CRI, the Israeli-led Counter Terrorism Training School, is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

      CRI is owned and operated by Doron Benbenisty, a former member of the Israeli Special Forces.

      “They have been providing expert services for over 17 years in the United States and have trained thousands of U.S. personnel and first responders in counter-terrorism techniques.

      “Their offerings extend to civilians, law enforcement and military personnel.”
      James J. Murren is Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International, headquartered in Nevada.

      He is a member of Homeland Security’s National Infrastructure Advisory Council.
      “MGM Resorts owns the Mandalay Bay Hotel.

      “Jim Murren is the CEO of MGM Resorts.

      “Jim Murren, and certain others, dumped their stock in the weeks leading up the Mandalay Bay Massacre.”

      CEO of MGM SOLD-OFF HIS MGM STOCK in the weeks before the attack

      “From 9/5/17 to 9/12/17, approximately 6 million shares of MGM were sold by officers and/or directors of the company.

      “MGM CEO and Chairman James Murren (since late July 2017) appears to have sold more than 85% of all holdings.”
      Stephen Paddock’s father was Benjamin Paddock, the son of Benjamin Paddock Sr. and Olga Gunderson. [11]

      At one time, Benjamin Paddock changed his name to Bruce Werner Ericksen.

      Gunman Stephen Paddock’s father

      Benjamin Paddock also called himself Leo Genstein, Florida Today reports.

      Bernie Sue Warthen told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that she and Benjamin Paddock tried to start a fake church in Las Vegas.

      Gunman Stephen Paddock’s father wanted to start a church

      After the massacre, the Jewish Las Vegas mayor [Carolyn Goodman] says, ‘Israel lives with this every day’.”


      Did Soros short the stock, as well?

      • Ol' Scratch October 14, 2017 at 8:43 am #

        Good work!

        • malthuss October 14, 2017 at 5:52 pm #

          Thanks, I just found it.

  36. romanmanner October 13, 2017 at 8:21 pm #

    Jim, I first read “The Long Emergency” when I was 19 years old.

    You just say the same shit, over, and over, and over again.

    I’m done.

    Also, fuck that Janos person and any other loser that regularly comments on this sad little part of the internet.

    • malthuss October 13, 2017 at 8:25 pm #

      Indeed, the 2008 Collapse [Cap C] was staved off by Obama and the printing of money, IMO.

      Why so glum, chum?

    • 100th Avatar October 14, 2017 at 9:19 am #

      So did Buddha.


      Janos is certainly in need of one.

    • elysianfield October 14, 2017 at 11:54 am #

      “Also, fuck that Janos person and any other loser that regularly comments on this sad little part of the internet.”

      You, in a few words, have diminished us all. Very impressive work for one so young and yet so knowledgeable…. When I was in my twenties, I also knew everything, but could only impugn relatively few people at a time, and to their face…the “internets” now allow one to be dismissive of many, and with impunity.

      Congratulations on a great effort.

      • malthuss October 14, 2017 at 5:41 pm #

        Funny. Even Facetious.

        in a few words, have diminished us all. –bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.


    • messianicdruid October 14, 2017 at 12:19 pm #

      It doesn’t matter how many times you say it, it only matters how many times they hear.

      Where is the actual book you read when you were nineteen?

    • Janos Skorenzy October 14, 2017 at 2:13 pm #

      I only focus on race because everyone else is ignoring the 800 pound pink gorilla. We have the right to live just like anyone else. Sorry if that ruffles your pinko feathers.

      • malthuss October 14, 2017 at 5:55 pm #

        Its NOT Race that matters, its the denial of racial, cultural and
        religious differences that matter.
        Plus the huge over population of non Whites.

  37. Pucker October 13, 2017 at 8:33 pm #

    I heard that the Stephen King movie “IT” is good. I think that “IT” is a metaphor for the Deep State?

  38. dolph9 October 13, 2017 at 8:47 pm #

    Blade Runner 2049 a decent movie and interesting piece of art, worth seeing at least once, but I wouldn’t spend too much time on it. It’s long and ponderous and a bit too much, really.

    Back to the real world, and it looks like the Clown in Chief is single handedly trying to destroy whatever little good there is in healthcare in America.

    • Q. Shtik October 13, 2017 at 11:57 pm #

      Yes, ponderous is the right word. Lots of long silent stares that we are supposed to believe are pregnant with meaning. They’re not.

    • malthuss October 14, 2017 at 5:43 pm #

      Just yesterday a gal pal said it was good.

  39. Pucker October 13, 2017 at 8:57 pm #


    Young people seem to be going sideways?: They’ve been pumped full of superficial mindless pop culture which creates their worldwide while being squeezed by rising costs and depressed wages and diminished job opportunities which will result in a horrific Reality superimposed upon a superficial mental outlook.

  40. Pucker October 13, 2017 at 8:59 pm #

    Everything is starting to go sideways, like one of those Hall of Mirrors at the annual State Fair?

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  41. Pucker October 13, 2017 at 10:37 pm #

    In episode 26 of the excellent BBC “The World At War” series, they interview veterans of WWII who basically repeat one after another: “I believed in what I was fighting for, but I had no idea what the war was all about.”

  42. Janos Skorenzy October 14, 2017 at 12:14 am #


    The destruction of the Boys Scouts will be complete when there’s no place for normal boys in it. They are very close now. This is a microcosm for what they want everywhere – the destruction of White boys and men.

    • 100th Avatar October 14, 2017 at 9:20 am #

      Boy Scouts is an ostensibly secular pederast club.
      The church cornered the religious market.

      • Janos Skorenzy October 14, 2017 at 3:24 pm #

        So you should approve, since you’re against the Human Race continuing. Face it, you don’t have a coherent philosophy beyond “KILL YOURSELF!”. And since you are still here, it’s not coherent either.

        • 100th Avatar October 14, 2017 at 5:07 pm #

          U R all over the place
          And all wrong


          That means there are too many.

          It doesn’t call for extinction. Only for manageable numbers.

          And for a check on their congenital sociopathy.

          Humans are merely carrying the torch.
          Whoever grabs it next will put an end to our run.
          Unless of course we extinguish the fire.

          • malthuss October 14, 2017 at 5:44 pm #

            Whites arent overpopulating AND YOU KNOW IT.

  43. Pucker October 14, 2017 at 12:50 am #

    “With the fall of Saigon, the drought in Southeast Asia, and the eradication of the poppy fields in Burma and Thailand, the CIA set its sights on the Golden Crescent, where the highlands of Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran all converge, for a new source of drug revenue.”

    “Operation Gladio”, Paul Williams

  44. Buck Stud October 14, 2017 at 1:13 am #

    Come on JHK, quit pulling up the ladder for those following in the aftermath. If George Jetson can ‘zoom in his flying car all over the landscape’ then why does Ryan Gosling to quiver and shiver in the earthly mud of doom?

    Doom de doom doodle do.

  45. Buck Stud October 14, 2017 at 1:29 am #

    JHK mentions “wishful thinking” as if that’s a bad thing. Think of “wishful thinking” as a pool cue stick and balls.

    Better to be the mind directing the hand shooting the cue ball than balls scattered without intent/volition of their own.

    Unless, of course, one needs a lesson in learning how to let go, which let’s face, which is and has been, every single one of us throughout time eternity.

    “Wishful thinking”–yeah I’ll take a little bit of that everyday of the week.

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    • Buck Stud October 14, 2017 at 1:38 am #

      Wishful thinking is essentially a positive thought/concept which acts like a fleeting rabbit spurning the greyhounds of hope onwards which activates the spirit, the will, the passion to act.

      One can never hope to catch the rabbit of wishful thinking; it’s too Platonic/ephemeral. But other cul-de-sacs spin and generate permutations of the original intent.

      • Buck Stud October 14, 2017 at 1:45 am #

        Let go and fall,
        utterly relaxed in surrender;
        The surrender of fun,
        Like a ball rolling downhill.

        • Ol' Scratch October 14, 2017 at 6:31 am #

          Ssssshhhhhh! Stop that! You’ll give it away!

        • Janos Skorenzy October 14, 2017 at 3:22 pm #

          Lots of KY too, right fellas?

  46. Pucker October 14, 2017 at 8:28 am #


    But in 1979 business was booming. As soon as the freighters were unloaded on the docks of Miami and New York, the heroin was trucked to pizza parlors owned by the Gambino crime family in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. The parlors became the centers of heroin distribution throughout much of the eastern half of the country. The cash from the drug sales, deposited in amounts less than $ 10,000, would flow from CIA-controlled banks—including Continental Illinois, Castle Bank & Trust, and Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI)—to the IOR and the Vatican’s chain of parochial banks throughout Italy. Eventually, the money laundering would come to involve many of the country’s most prestigious financial firms, including Citibank, the Bank of New York, and the Bank of Boston. 48 In 1979, the flood of heroin from Afghanistan inundated the United States, capturing over 60 percent of the market. In New York City alone, the mob sold two tons of smack, which registered a “dramatic increase in purity.” 49 Heroin addiction in the states climbed back to 450,000. Within a year, street sales increased by 22 percent and the addiction rate reached 500,000.”

    “Operation Gladio”, Paul Williams

    • Ol' Scratch October 14, 2017 at 8:39 am #

      Poor Italian mobsters. The CIA and their bankster arm stole their business business model and ran with it. Get big or get ran over!

      Regarding the car culture: local walkable communities are not really a practical option most places out west here. But then again, traditional industrial culture based not only on cheap oil, but cheap and abundant water was well, isn’t either. Expect mass migrations out to continue, along with the attendant population pressures they’ll bring. There simply are no good options for dealing with population overshoot, but don’t expect anyone in authority or in the lamestream press to ever tell you that. As Buck says above, simply think happy thoughts instead!

    • akmofo October 14, 2017 at 8:55 am #

      What does that tell you about your fellow Americans, that they’re all in on it, especially the Vatican gov mafia.

      Across 110th Street:

  47. akmofo October 14, 2017 at 8:39 am #

    Brutality, atomization, alienation, desolation, depression, now seem to be constants in the American psyche. So many inputs feeding this sickness: commerce, culture, architecture, sub/urban planning, politics, poison food, poison medicine, corruption, dishonesty, mass theft, genocide.

    Nothing is cheap. You always pay a price, one way or another.

    ?Keiser Report: Artificial Intelligence (E1136) https://youtu.be/rHgbAh0jgNs

  48. Mountain gal October 14, 2017 at 8:39 am #

    I just drove 850 miles the past 2 days on a road trip to the south. Ugh. I guess I’m spoiled as other than the icy roads in the winter (and mud season on dirt roads) the traffic is pretty mild up my way in the far north. The drive was ok until I reached Binghampton NY on 81 and then all hell broke loose. Road construction, crazy traffic and aggressive drivers. It stayed like that much of the way after that.

    I think there are just way too many people and cars all crammed onto roads that can’t handle them. Roads under construction and repair everywhere I went. Lots of speeding; no matter if the speed limit was 70 even, people flew on by. Aggressive driving, tailgating, scary lane changes. Seems to bring out the worst in people.

    The coolest thing so far on this trip was when I crossed into NY from VT and this Amish guy was driving his horse and buggy on the road; brave soul! I think maybe they have it right. It sure doesn’t seem like having a car that easily goes 80 mph or more is making the people I saw on the road any happier. Add to that all the fast food “restaurants” by the highway. I brought my own food with me and stopped off for coffee and the restrooms. I noticed how unhealthy and obese most of the people eating at these places are. Huge drive-through’s so they don’t even need to get out of their cars to eat!

    I generally take mass transit when I travel but as I’ll be down south for over a month I needed a car so I drove. Not looking forward to the return trip. I definitely think self-driving cars would do a better job on the highway than what I experienced the past 2 days. And if there’s anything sadder than a Motel 6 by the side of the highway in Frackville PA, I’m not sure what that is. Maybe a refugee camp in Bangladesh? Seriously gross and depressing.

    • 100th Avatar October 14, 2017 at 9:28 am #

      When traveling this country, I often think about elected politicians.
      City to city to town to town to county to county.

      Witnessing all the constituents and in all their places.

      I empathize.

      I too would be weak, act out of loathing, and rob, cheat, and swindle the mass of bluejean wearers as well.

      They deserve it.

      Pity the politician.

      • messianicdruid October 14, 2017 at 11:49 am #

        So, a horse deserves to be ridden because he is fast and strong while a sloth deserves to be left to climb trees because he is not.

        • 100th Avatar October 14, 2017 at 1:46 pm #

          Not apt. Not at all.
          Do horses come off the plains to meet the riders? Sloths from their trees?
          Politics feeds off the willing.

          • messianicdruid October 14, 2017 at 4:23 pm #

            Freedom is the ability to eat grass and fly.

            Horses and sloths are only half-free – crawl, walk, run, fly : a progression.

            Fight, flight or freeze doesn’t seem to be an option.

          • 100th Avatar October 14, 2017 at 5:10 pm #

            Yeah, uh, maybe you can understand that gibberish.
            I haven’t yet started drinking.

      • Mountain gal October 14, 2017 at 1:31 pm #

        I hear you. I just don’t think I get the “culture” anymore. We always called it “white trash” but that just seems to be the norm now in many areas. But I guess one isn’t allowed to say that and to prefer a culture that has higher standards is somehow elitist.

        • 100th Avatar October 14, 2017 at 1:47 pm #

          It’s called lowest common denominator.
          No standards.

          • pequiste October 14, 2017 at 4:50 pm #

            There is only one standard in the current scheme of things:

            How much $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$?

          • 100th Avatar October 14, 2017 at 5:11 pm #

            $ wins.

        • pequiste October 14, 2017 at 6:45 pm #

          Not only labelled Elitist but something much, much worse:


          • Mountain gal October 15, 2017 at 7:14 am #

            Why racist? Lots of these people who seem to be followers of low-end culture are white. How does that seem racist? Given that I’m white so if I am critical of other whites I don’t think I can be called racist.

    • elysianfield October 14, 2017 at 12:01 pm #

      ” definitely think self-driving cars would do a better job on the highway than what I experienced the past 2 days.”

      You assume perfection?

      • Mountain gal October 14, 2017 at 12:48 pm #

        No- not perfection. But I’d assume a self-driving car could be programmed to follow the speed limit, stay in one’s lane, not tailgate, not cut others off. Imagine that! Traffic flow would likely improve without everyone jockeying for positions in lanes. Highways are where I suspect it would work best; no bikes, pedestrians etc to contend with. Just other motorized vehicles and the occasional deer or moose. Of course this supposes that we find a way to keep them running. Who knows…..

        Wish we had built this country differently though so we weren’t so dependent on cars.

        • messianicdruid October 14, 2017 at 4:28 pm #

          VFR flight would be much less congested than driving on roads. They found out the same thing with jet routes and victor airways. Routing all traffic over a fix is great for landing where everyone wants to be in the same place at the same time. Give everybody. A GPS and let them build their own routes, there would b plenty of room, at least until there are as many planes [ or personal drones ] or whatever you want to call them.

          • pequiste October 14, 2017 at 4:44 pm #

            Texting while flying in a terminal area: a beautiful thought with an Instagram picture of your converging traffic. Sweet.

            Who needs UNICOM, I mean really it is so old school. I was here first and damn it I’m landing right freakin NOW!

            Oh right; self-flying aircraft using the latest A.I. Everyone gets to be Top Gun (even if just a pax.) They can use their CPAP as jet jock simulator during non-flight nighttime fantasies.

            I would forecast aluminium showers in abundance.

        • pequiste October 14, 2017 at 4:33 pm #

          You said it.

          Try and figure out how to take a train from Miami to Atlanta without going to Wash. D.C. first or with a double transfer through Raleigh and Greensboro N.C. and spending somewhere between roughly 38 to 47 hours for what should be a 12-hour trip.

          Motorcoach service (AKA bus) in much of the world is quite efficient, pleasant and affordable – here it is also quite painful express service with transfers, but nothing compared to U.S. passenger rail, as JHK rails about from time to time. 16 hours, but only 32 bucks one way. Not too bad

          We are dependent on cars and trucks and air travel because the Evil Bastards like it that way.

          • Mountain gal October 15, 2017 at 7:18 am #

            Yup. I’ve taken rail and bus in many countries in Europe and in Israel and it’s really wonderful. One can get just about anywhere that way and it’s quite efficient and affordable . In Israel the bus stops at various remote points in the Negev Desert and people get on and off! But in the US, without a car in most places you are doomed……

  49. volodya October 14, 2017 at 10:46 am #

    What we have is a convergence of unworkable economic arrangements with an unsustainable energy supply situation.

    There’s no alternative to oil that puts remotely as much tiger in the tank and which in any case depends on energy intensive supply lines that can’t be maintained.

    Today’s fifty dollar oil comes out of Saudis opening the spigots. Naturally, to Americans, everything is about America. And Americans, from suburban soccer moms gassing up the SUV to State Dept heavy hitters, see this Saudi action through the lens of Ameri-centric interests.

    But not everything is about the United States. And this has not as much to do with the US as with rivalries that were ancient when George Washington was in shorts. That is, the Saudis have local enemies that are themselves dependent on oil revenues and who suffer when the price of a barrel is this low. Russia and Venezuela are just collateral damage in this Sunni-Shia rivalry. Any benefit to American drivers is merely co-incidental.

    Actually, this Persian-Semite tiff is just the latest iteration of inter-tribal squabbles that were already millennia old when the first scribes were scratching out the Koran.

    IMO anybody that has motor-driven vehicles in the next century will be either an oligarch or one of their administrative clerisy. Whatever mechanical device is chugging and heaving along the remnants of the interstate highway system will be a curiosity to people who otherwise know about horse-less carriages from old-timers who remember stories from long-dead Grammies.

    You can see the day-to-day dissolution of things just by going outside and looking around, or, if you’re so inclined, by reading the entrails of the last election. Acknowledgment of a non-future in a nonsensical order-of-things is simply a tip of the hat to reality. It’s a start.

    • elysianfield October 14, 2017 at 12:03 pm #

      “administrative clerisy”

      Great term….

    • FincaInTheMountains October 14, 2017 at 5:12 pm #

      when George Washington was in shorts

      Russians would say “when George Washington was marching under the table”.

  50. Pucker October 14, 2017 at 10:47 am #



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  51. FincaInTheMountains October 14, 2017 at 1:10 pm #


    I watched the Russian TV Serials “Sleepers”.

    Un-friggin believable!

    As if specially made to illustrate my posts about the religion of Judas, about the religion of betrayal! And the film ends in 2013 and the protagonist goes to Ukraine, where in a few months the Maidan revolution will begin, which has become the most terrible defeat of Russia and the beginning of its military and political rise.

    And this movie can become the beginning of its ideological rise. In any case, this is the first film more or less adequately demonstrating the collapse of the USSR.

  52. 100th Avatar October 14, 2017 at 2:00 pm #

    Blade Runner is an ode to a world lost by a species that lost their place in it.

    How green, how green was my valley?
    To be told of such hills
    To be held in such spots
    To behold such warmth
    Call to arms these harmonies!
    And in happy agony we sing
    How green, how green was my valley?
    How green, how green was my valley?
    Oh, your deeps and your shades
    Where the wild roses pray
    Such heat from pride
    Glorious, the voice of man!
    Like the nightingales, we sing
    How green, how green was my valley?
    How green, how green was my valley?
    Clear softness in our hymn
    Soft, like coming rain
    Soft, like Bronwen
    Victoria! Victoria!
    Voices our queen might envy
    How green, how green was my valley?
    How green, how green was my valley?

    • elysianfield October 14, 2017 at 2:15 pm #

      My father related to me that he was in a Denver, Colorado theater, watching “How Green Was my Valley” when the stage lights went up and those in the military were instructed to return to their units…December 7, 1941….

      • 100th Avatar October 14, 2017 at 3:48 pm #

        And coal mining is still framed by the coal corporations as jobs.
        They’ll be the first to get robots with pick axes

        • Ol' Scratch October 14, 2017 at 5:22 pm #

          Probably a good idea, all things considered. Poor white folk of the “Janos lineage”, alas, have always had the peculiar combination of utter stupidity and foolish pride, which made them such easy marks for anyone with half of a brain. Unfortunately, that led them to envy their poor black “brethren,” who shared their same exploited plight, but were somewhat “late to the party” and easily identifiable by their darker skin tones, and thus doubly exploitable. Yes, the young blacks were stronger and more athletic, and thus utterly superior at every manual chore that the poor whites had previously “excelled” at, but the cruel whip of racist (even the mini-dicked, fat-assed, rich whites were prone to that primitive superstition) slavery made short order of that.

          In the current day, the self-same exploitation continues unabated. “Race” has largely been extinguished as a “real” issue, other than as a minor point of order among the “exploited,” squabbling classes (read: Janos). Rest assured, no one of substance who could even possibly do anything about it would ever even consider it.

          • malthuss October 14, 2017 at 6:00 pm #

            And some consider Blacks to be obsolete farm equipment, now.

          • malthuss October 14, 2017 at 6:11 pm #

            Blacks are worse than useless.
            AA masks that.

            Simply, life is an IQ test. Black-White IQ Distribution:
            Blacks: 5% above 110 IQ 16% above 100 IQ 40% above 90 IQ 70% above 80 IQ 40% below 80 IQ 18% below 75 IQ 10% below 70 IQ Whites: 10% above 120 IQ 18% above 115 IQ 27% above 110 IQ 40% above 105 IQ 50% above 100 IQ 60% below 105 IQ 35% below 95 IQ 15% below 85 IQ So, the top 16% of Blacks are only as intelligent as the top 50% of Whites.
            The least intelligent 10% of Whites have IQs below 80 (low functioning); 40% of Blacks do. Only one Black in six is more intelligent than the average White; five Whites out of six are more intelligent than the average Black. For every one gifted Black, there are eight gifted Whites. 80% of gifted “Blacks” have White admixture. Geniuses by Race (IQ 140 or higher): • African Blacks 1:3,500,000 (0.000003%) • American Blacks 1:218,000 (0.0004%) • Whites 1:83 (1.2%) Therefore, the per capita genius rate for Whites is 41,000 times higher than it is for African Blacks. If all Whites in America were replaced by Blacks, the number of geniuses in the country would fall from about 2.4 million to only about 1,000. The IQ gap is also present in non-verbal tests such Raven’s matrices, digit span, and mental chronometry, and is reflected in standardized academic exams. Consider the large and persistent so-called “achievement gap”. Black-White SAT Scores by Year: Year White Black Gap 1985 1038 839 199 1990 1031 849 185 1996 1052 857 195 2000 1060 859 201 2005 1061 863 197 2010 1063 855 208 2015 1047 846 201 This gap is so significant that colleges award 230 “race bonus” points to Blacks. The Black-only National Achievement Scholarship was created because Blacks are not intellectually competitive for the National Merit Scholarship.

            IQ by Race and Higest Degree Earned (1972 — 2014): Highest Degree White IQ Black IQ Gap High School Drop-out: 89 82 7 High School Diploma 98 90 8 Junior College Degree 102 95 7 Bachelor’s Degree 108 100 8 Graduate Degree 113 102 11 Therefore, a Black with a graduate degree has an IQ equivalent to a White with a junior college degree. Blacks can only achieve because they are mixed with White genes or because they reside in White societies. Not enough of them are smart enough to even build sufficient infrastructure to allow the Black intellectual elite to achieve. If the races are equally intelligent, then there should be evidence that they are; absence of such evidence is itself evidence that the races are not equal.

          • Ol' Scratch October 14, 2017 at 6:26 pm #

            Good work Malthus! Never mind that “IQ” is a white race invented and defined term, or that “IQ” tests have always been systemically culturally biased to favor the dominant race, or that “IQ” is not a measure of anything significant, other than to score well on “IQ” tests of course. DA, in particular, is an excellent example. Although he always astounded his teachers with his “potential” on “IQ” tests (and took great pride in that at the time), he never actually amounted to much at all. Much like many others on this board I suspect.

            A word of advice: quoting reams of meaningless statistics out of context is always the mark of a lower order mind. Rest assured that your white “betters” would be having a hearty laugh at your expense should they ever lower themselves to read a blog such as this. But no worries; they won’t.

          • Ol' Scratch October 14, 2017 at 6:58 pm #

            To “beat a dead horse” a bit further, many if not most lower class whites are descended from latter day poor white European immigrants (DA is one of them) who were themselves already beaten down (and thus preconditioned for abuse) before they washed up on America’s unfortunate shores. Luckily, many in the late 19th century arrived just in time to be immediately “voluntarily” conscripted into the Union Army straight off the boat to fight “evil, Southern slavery.” Same as it ever was.

            The irony is of course rich, albeit mostly lost on ignorant white descendants who are too stupid to realize all these years later exactly who was being played for the fool in this little charade. Rest assured, yours truly was right there laughing his ass off at the stupidity of men, even as I wielded my great scythe of death with reckless abandon. “Harvesting souls into the order,” I called it at the time, I think. Yes indeed, those times WERE FUCKING GOOD! And guess what? They’re coming back around again! I’m looking forward to it!

          • Janos Skorenzy October 14, 2017 at 8:03 pm #

            Wrong: Blacks are notoriously bad workers. The Japanese try to set up in areas where they don’t have hire any of them or as few as possible. But yes, their skins are dark and that helps them to toil in the sun – as long as there is man with a whip and a gun there to make them. They certainly don’t build on their own – they didn’t even have the wheel. What giant intellects!

            You really do think hating your own people makes you morally superior, when in fact, it only makes you a piece of shit.

          • elysianfield October 14, 2017 at 8:24 pm #

            “Good work Malthus! Never mind that “IQ” is a white race invented and defined term, or that “IQ” tests have always been systemically culturally biased to favor the dominant race, or that “IQ” is not a measure of anything significant, other than to score well on “IQ” tests of course.”

            If your statement was other than disingenuous, you would not have offered it.

            I have studied the WWI vintage army intelligence tests…did not uncover any cultural skewering. A well-written test to measure IQ may be imperfect, but it still is a qualifier of the ability to learn. You suggest that the test results have no value…but then, as the Devil, you could be lying…should be, anyway.

  53. Janos Skorenzy October 14, 2017 at 2:14 pm #


    Maybe because of the growing ice cap on both Greenland and Antarctica.

      • Janos Skorenzy October 14, 2017 at 3:21 pm #

        NASA is controlled by Globalists, it’s purpose during the Obama Administration was to outreach to Muslims about how great they are. It’s present purpose is as an employment agency for inferior races.

        It wouldn’t lie about this as global warming is one of the big lies of the globalists.

        • 100th Avatar October 14, 2017 at 3:44 pm #

          U 4got your meds bro

          • malthuss October 14, 2017 at 6:03 pm #

            HIDDEN FIGURES.

            Satanic ceremony open Gothard Tunnel, deep into the earth…all the way to hades?

        • Ol' Scratch October 14, 2017 at 4:57 pm #

          LOL! There are deniers and then there are deniers! Good work my loyal friend! As my loyal servants Bush and Cheney were wont to say, “Go big or stay at home!” An excellent philosophy, to be sure!

        • malthuss October 14, 2017 at 6:02 pm #

          NASA is controlled by satanists, scientologists, masons?
          The Gotthard tunnel and its opening ceremony.

  54. The automobile is simply too seductive. It is the CHIEF:

    1. Aesthetic possession (art)
    2. Mode of entropy creation (Energy)
    3. stimulating activity (mental)
    4. Status symbol (prestige)
    5. Prosthetic device (wheelchair, essentially)
    6. Economic driver (roads, service stations parts labor etc.)

    Everything is sacrificed for it. Everything. It takes your money, divides and destroys your civic life, and sucks everything into its maw, the atmosphere, the web of life, the environment.

    The properties of Lead and its toxicity were well known but they put it in gasoline anyway. MTBE, similarly.

    Its made people weak in body and mind

    Can anyone seriously argue against any of these points?

    • 100th Avatar October 14, 2017 at 5:20 pm #

      3) I can drive between the most frequently visited places on autopilot.

      During these times I’m often practicing mindfulness excersises.
      Feeling the stitching of the leather wheel
      Feeling the seat against my back
      Hearing the wheels on the road
      Actually seeing the landscape.
      A pink crape myrtle here
      A live oak there, really?

      That’s not the point.

    • jim e October 14, 2017 at 5:25 pm #

      But what of this greatness?


    • Ol' Scratch October 14, 2017 at 5:50 pm #

      The automobile per se is not the problem. DA owns a very nice one that I very much enjoy experiencing through his eyes (although he doesn’t drive it very much anymore!), and in their current incarnations, they are very enjoyable indeed!

      Nonetheless, as you’ve very accurately noted, they and their required infrastructure, come with some with some quite serious liabilities! Unfortunately, the automobile is pretty much synonymous with “Western Culture,” which is also synonymous with population overshoot, which is also part and parcel of all the points you made above.

      In short, it’s easy to decry the influence of the automobile on western culture; but rest assured that when you do, you decry your own existence.

      • elysianfield October 14, 2017 at 8:10 pm #



        What would Jesus drive? Probably a Prius. I expect this is the case because most Prius owners seem to think themselves goddamn saints.

        But what about Nicodemus? I’m thinking a V-10 1 ton Dodge…Or an H-1 Hummer.

        • pequiste October 15, 2017 at 6:31 am #

          Christ is definitely a Chevy Silverado type of carpenter. Crew cab to bring some disciples along; 4X4 with a custom suspension for all that travel to hilly destinations e.g. Mount of Olives. Plus he loves the emblem.

          “How so?” you ask.

          That Chevrolet “bowtie” is just the ticket for The Saviour. The vintage Dodge symbol was already taken by those Pharisees.


          And Nicodemus? No Dodge would ever do. I think he would opt for a Mercedes Benz 500 series sedan. Perfect accessory for the very successful clergyman and community leader.

      • ozone October 14, 2017 at 8:12 pm #

        Ol’ Scratch,
        The blazing magma-sea of irony contained in the towering hubris of the Indispensable & Exceptional Nation of weak-minded waddlers must be more than delicious in these times of overreach and gob-smacking delusion (wherein, “they’ll think of something… they always do”). …As you’re pointing out.

        Now, I speculate that this is why you’re flinging out trenchant warnings like cheap gew-gaws from a Mardi Gras float. …OR, you’ve a big surprise cooked up for the duly-warned-but-don’t-give-a-damn. (Apologies for that last little expression; I think it has a more serious connotation than the throw-away sense in which it’s too frequently uttered.)

        Sidebar: I’m still wondering what percentage of the denizens of that pestilential hive, “Madison Ave.” have already sold themselves into your service. …And why am I mostly immune to their incantations and carefully massaged messages? Am I missing out on the fun? I can be fun… really, I can… guys, where ya goin’?… guys… c’mon now…

    • pequiste October 14, 2017 at 6:39 pm #

      Nicely and concisely argued there T.G. & I.T. O. L.D.S. Packaging.
      ,And seduction is the key to the marketing of The Consumer Dream isn’t it?

      Ol’ Scratch knows a thing or two about the seduction racket, eh Scratch?

      • Ol' Scratch October 14, 2017 at 7:01 pm #

        I do indeed pequiste! I do indeed!

  55. trypillian October 14, 2017 at 6:09 pm #

    The land use plans in California ought to be called useless land plans. You have built communities on the arid fallout zones of the hot, dry Santa Ana high winds. How positively illogical. Reminds me of what an amphetamine junkie land use ‘teacher’ I had in college might do. He never really showed up very much. Frankly, It’s most amusing to see the living hell you have created. Here are other examples of California cognitive dissonance: Diablo Canyon nuclear plant built on an earthquake fault; Porter Ranch and the Santa Suzana Field Lab nuclear fiasco in the LA suburbs.

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  56. malthuss October 14, 2017 at 9:03 pm #

    Dear E.F.,

    “Good work Malthus! [SPELL MY HANDLE RIGHT, NITWIT]

    Never mind that “IQ” is white race invented –As is the modern world.
    It is the work of Whites. Never Blacks, never.

    Most Americans suspect that Blacks commit the majority of crime in this country. They are, in a word, correct. However, the government takes great strides to cover this up. From the federal on down to the city level, our rulers are loathe to release data on crime that includes racial breakdowns. Such data disrupts the preferred narratives about race in this country.
    However, there are a handful of cities that do let the public see the number, and, no matter the city, it is Blacks who are running riot. Philadelphia is one those few forthright cities, so we will start there. To begin, here are the demographics for the city in 2016, according to the US Census:
    and 25% Amerindian, be considered mestizos or White?
    Regardless, even the racial breakdowns I adjusted above very likely still overestimate the White share of arrestees and underestimate the share of mestizos.
    In short, Whites and Asians commit murders at a rate vastly under proportion to their share of the population. Hispanics are slightly under their share of the population. Blacks, meanwhile, are incredibly overrepresented.

    This was the case before America had a Black president and it was true after. It was true before the concept of “White privilege” entered the mainstream and it was true after. It was true before Black Lives Matter came into being, and it is true now.

    Black murder and violence is a constant in this American life. Gilbert Cavanaugh has shown that it is true in Minneapolis. Over a year ago, in the monograph The Color of Crime, American Renaissance noted it was true in New York and Chicago. And it is true in St. Louis as well — another city surprisingly willing to give citizens the racial numbers on crime. St. Louis is worth looking at closely because the Hispanic shar
    The government is constantly trying to integrate the races. Meanwhile Whites, whether or not they make it explicit, are forever trying to avoid non-Whites, especially Blacks. The government forces integration through busing, Section 8 housing in White suburbs, affirmative action, quotas, amnesty, and “refugee” resettlement. Whites in turn fight back by sending their children to private schools, moving to the suburbs, fleeing integrating neighborhoods, tolerating astronomically high rents, supporting the right to conceal and carry firearms, and upholding “stand your ground” and other generous self-defense laws. This is the simplest reason why the majority of Whites vote Republican. On all the issues that serve as proxies for dealing with and avoiding racial integration, Republicans help instead of hinder. While the GOP is far from being explicitly identitarian, the sudden arrival of Section 8 housing, or the ability to obtain a voucher so you can send your daughter to Catholic school can make or break an idyllic childhood.
    What is described here, has been going on for decades. Consider the Duke Lacrosse case as compared to the ignored millions of black on white rapes.
    Millions = 50,000 x 100 years or include prison rapes and get HOW MANY MILLIONS?
    We are governed and oppressed by a hostile elite that dances for joy at our demise. We need to band together, avoid violence, speak softly, acquire resources and constantly nibble like termites at the establishment. We must never give up, we can succeed if we chose to, If we believe we can.

    Asian IQ scores cluster around the mean; thus, the cognitive variation among Whites produces more geniuses, but also more morons.
    IQ studies are normed for every conceivable variable and have been confirmed on twins and trans-racial adoption studies, but the racial IQ gap persists, including on non-verbal tests such Raven’s Matrices, digit span, and mental chronometry.
    Also Blacks consider only the present; they learn little from the past; they don’t consider the future. But even so, non-brainwashed Blacks know that the 3rd world immigrants are not their friends, and likely to become the enemy.
    Blacks are the only race never to have civilized
    No modern creations exist in sub-Saharan Africa that were not brought there by Whites.
    Without continuous intervention, Blacks cannot even maintain what Whites gave them. Abos are in a similar fix.
    19 of the 20 poorest countries are sub-Saharan African.
    The reason for my slavery lesson at September 19, 2017 at 10:34 am #
    is because it would do a world of good for people, especially blacks in America, to be taught some basics about the history of world slavery, so that they can get rid of the grudge about it and perhaps begin to heal the wound of feeling that they got such contemptible treatment because they were black. Sure, that may have been what the whites told themselves at that time, but there have been many iterations of slavery and all races have been enslaved.
    Whites have been enslaved, and made into eunuchs and so on, many times. There were slave raids into old Europe and white people and children were brought down to the Mediterranean slave markets. The ancient Greeks were dependent upon slaves. Plato wrote sublime spiritual things, but had slaves and in no way was against it. The current racist backlash against whites needs to be stopped because it is just our turn lately. All sorts of bad things have been perpetrated by nearly everyone in history, and unless I miss my guess we’re soon going to find out how kind the (cruel) Chinese are.
    And in fact, blacks, at least in America, constantly test extremely high for self esteem.
    They are also very unlikely to commit suicide.
    There are no White Third-World nations, but all Black ones are.
    Highest National IQs:
    • 108 Singapore
    • 106 South Korea
    • 105 Japan
    • 105 China
    • 102 Italy
    • 101 Iceland
    • 101 Switzerland
    • 100 Austria
    • 100 Netherlands
    • 100 Norway
    Lowest National IQs:
    • 68 Somalia
    • 67 Guinea
    • 67 Haiti
    • 67 Liberia
    • 66 Gambia
    • 64 Cameroon
    • 64 Gabon
    • 64 Sierra Leone
    • 64 Mozambique
    • 59 Equatorial Guinea
    Blacks are proto-humans; modern man evolved by hybridizing with the large-brain Neanderthals:
    • Blacks = 2% Archaic admixture
    • Whites = 4% Neanderthal
    • Asians = 5% Neanderthal + Denisovan
    Genetic distance is a measure of the genetic divergence between populations. Blacks have a genetic distance of 0.23 from Whites and Asians, but only 0.17 from Erectus.
    That means Blacks are more genetically proximate to archaic man than to modern man.
    Blacks are the only race with no DNA from the large-brain Neanderthals. Civilizations didn’t begin until the Neanderthal hybridization created the larger brains in modern man:
    Brain Size by Race:
    • Black = 1267 cm³
    • White = 1347 cm³
    • Asian = 1364 cm³
    Brain Weight by Race:
    • Black = 1261 g
    • White = 1387 g
    • Asian = 1374 g
    Whites’ brains are faster, larger, denser, and more complex than Blacks’ brains:
    • 7% larger
    • 126 grams heavier
    • deeper fissuration in the frontal and occipital regions
    • more complex convolutions
    • larger frontal lobes
    • more pyramidal neurons
    • 16% thicker supra-grandular layer
    • one standard deviation more cerebrum
    • react faster on mental chronometry tests
    • 600 million more neurons
    Whites are only 10% of the world’s population, yet are the most industrious and innovative race the world has known.
    Whites unlocked the secrets of DNA and relativity, launched satellites, created automation, discovered electricity and nuclear energy, invented automobiles, aircraft, submarines, radio, television, computers, medicine, telephones, light bulbs, photography, and countless other technological miracles. Whites were the first to circumnavigate the planet by ship, orbit it by spacecraft, walk on the moon, probe beyond the solar system, climb the highest peaks, reach both poles, exceed the sound barrier, descend to the oceans depths… Blacks cannot even feed themselves.
    Whites provide food, medical, financial, and engineering aid to every Black nation. Blacks cannot survive without White charity.
    No pre-contact Black society ever created a written language, or weaved cloth, or forged steel, or invented the wheel, or plow, or devised a calendar, or code of laws, or system of measurement, or math, or built a multi-story structure, or sewer, or drilled a well, or irrigated, or created any agriculture, or built a road, or sea-worthy vessel. They never domesticated animals, or exploited underground natural resources, or produced anything that could be considered a mechanical device.
    Blacks were still living in the Stone or stick Age when Whites sadly discovered them just 400 years ago.
    “It was widely assumed in the 1960s that the poor performance of blacks must have been due to flaws biasing the admissions process.”
    Southerners never believed any of this. It was well-known in the south that everyone was NOT created equal, and that there was a significant difference between white and black IQ. Even Lincoln knew that and said so! Only those who were not aware thought otherwise. Furthermore, the civil rights laws of the 60s were really not intended to help blacks. They were intended to destroy white efficacy, and they’ve done exactly that! Blacks are the pawns the government uses to control YT.

    Blacks are the oldest race, so they should be the most advanced — but they never advanced at all. Blacks lived alone in Africa, a vast continent with temperate climates and abundant resources for 60,000 years so they cannot blame slavery, racism, colonialism, culture, environment, or anything else for their failures.
    Simply, life is an IQ test.
    In 156 American studies that have reported the IQ means of a Black and a White sample, the mean Black-White difference is 1.1 standard deviations (SDs), or about sixteen IQ points.
    In 1980, the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth administered the largest and most carefully selected national sample of 6,502 Whites and 3,022 Blacks an IQ test and found a difference of 1.2 SDs.
    An IQ gap of at least 1.1 SDs for American Blacks (average 24% White admixture) and Whites has been present for the entire 100+ year history of IQ tests. The gap between African Blacks and Whites is 2.0 SDs.
    Black-White IQ Distribution:
    5% above 110 IQ
    16% above 100 IQ
    40% above 90 IQ
    60% above 80 IQ
    40% below 80 IQ
    18% below 75 IQ
    10% below 70 IQ
    10% above 120 IQ
    18% above 115 IQ
    27% above 110 IQ
    40% above 105 IQ
    50% above 100 IQ
    60% below 105 IQ
    35% below 95 IQ
    15% below 85 IQ
    As the New York Times put it, “…the difference in IQ points between the groups is quite significant. It means that the top sixth of Blacks score only as well on IQ tests as do the top half of Whites.”
    The least intelligent 10% of Whites have IQs below 80 (low functioning); 40% of Blacks do.
    Only one Black in six is more intelligent than the average White; five Whites out of six are more intelligent than the average Black.
    Incidentally, Black female IQ is 2.4 points higher than Black male IQ. There are twice as many Black females as Black males with IQs over 120, and five times as many Black females as Black males with IQs over 140.
    About 2.3% of Whites have an IQ of at least 130 (gifted), 20 times greater than the percentage of Blacks who do; only 0.00044% of African Blacks have an IQ over 130. 80% of gifted American Blacks have White admixture.
    Geniuses by Race (IQ 140 or higher):

    • African Blacks 1:3,500,000 (0.000003%)
    • American Blacks 1:218,000 (0.0004%)
    • Whites 1:83 (1.2%)
    So, the per capita genius rate for Whites is 41,000 times higher than it is for African Blacks.
    If all Whites in America were replaced by Blacks, the number of geniuses in the country would fall from about 2.4 million to only 1,000.
    The so-called “achievement gap” by SAT scores:
    Year White Black Gap
    1985 1038 839 199
    1990 1031 849 185
    1995 1052 857 195
    2000 1060 859 201
    2005 1061 863 197
    2010 1063 855 208
    2015 1047 846 201
    This gap is so significant that colleges award Blacks 230 SAT “race bonus” points to help them qualify for admission. The Black-only National Achievement Scholarship was created because Blacks are not competitive for the National Merit Scholarship.
    IQ by Race and Highest Degree Earned (1972 — 2014):
    Highest Degree White IQ Black IQ Gap
    High School Drop-out: 89 82 7
    High School Diploma 98 90 8
    Junior College Degree 102 95 7
    Bachelor’s Degree 108 100 8
    Graduate Degree 113 102 11
    Therefore, a Black with a graduate degree has an IQ equivalent to a White with a junior college degree.
    Blacks can only achieve because they have White admixture or because they reside in White societies. Too few of them are smart enough to even build sufficient infrastructure in Africa to allow the Black intellectual elite to achieve.
    The American Psychological Association declares, “…large differences do exist between the average IQ scores of Blacks and Whites, and that these differences cannot be attributed to biases in test construction

    • akmofo October 14, 2017 at 9:48 pm #

      Eugenics is evil.

      • Janos Skorenzy October 15, 2017 at 3:19 am #

        So you prefer retardation and crippling disability to rational planning and yes, even humane, gradual improvement. Life is an IQ test and you are a moron.

        • akmofo October 15, 2017 at 7:29 am #

          The Ethiopians immigrants I know are the most gentle loving shy and graceful souls I’ve met. Coming from literally nothing – no language, no education, not even shoes on their feet – they managed to raise families who’s children literally conquered Israel within a generation. Why? Because they had love in their hearts. They had love for their land, love for their new country, love for their new countrymen, and people who came in contact with them could not help but love them back.

          That is life’s real IQ test. You, Yan, failed at it miserably. You’re nothing but a hate hustler. You will die alone and of loneliness. How’s that for high IQ, shmuck.

          • Janos Skorenzy October 15, 2017 at 2:52 pm #

            Anyone who doesn’t prefer their own people is an evolutionary failure. You’re a goose trying to mate with a beach ball or a dog humping someone’s leg.

          • akmofo October 15, 2017 at 8:27 pm #

            They are my own!


      • elysianfield October 15, 2017 at 11:45 am #

        “Eugenics is evil.”


        Yes, and so is death, cancer and babies born with crooked backs. All, however, are part of the human condition and reality.

        You don’t have to like it, but rather, understand it.

        • akmofo October 15, 2017 at 12:27 pm #

          Cancer and babies born with crooked backs is our own doing. It’s not the disease, it’s the terrain that causes the disease. Eliminate the terrain and you’ll eliminate cause for the disease. The nazi racists play a very cynical game. When you create the conditions for misery hate and failure and that’s what you’ll get.

          • elysianfield October 15, 2017 at 12:53 pm #

            “Eliminate the terrain and you’ll eliminate cause for the disease.”

            Interesting comment. Why did these same conditions/diseases exist in pre-industrial times?

          • akmofo October 15, 2017 at 2:30 pm #

            Why? Many factors. But in the main, stress and malnutrition.

  57. malthuss October 14, 2017 at 9:04 pm #

    Germany was bombed into rubble less than 100 years ago, lost millions of its citizens and a third of its land to foreign powers. Today it is the wealthiest country in Europe, has a higher standard of living than the US, builds some of the world’s finest automobiles, and was just rated the top country in the world. Japan had nuclear bombs dropped on it less than 100 years ago, instantly losing hundreds of thousands of its people.
    It also has very limited resources, yet today is an extremely peaceful and prosperous country. They make excellent cars and electronics. Jews were slaves in Africa, victims of genocide less than 100 years ago losing over six million of their people. Israel is located in the middle of the desert and surrounded by hostile enemies yet is one of the world’s most innovative countries and enjoys a high standard of living. So, what is the excuse for Blacks never becoming civilized?
    Today there are 738 million Europeans and 1.2 billion Africans. In 2050, according to the latest U.N. projections, Europe’s population will have dipped to 707 million, while Africa’s population will be 2.4 billion. By 2100, half of all children on earth will be African. On current trends, within 35 years, 1 in every 4 people will be sub-Saharan African. By 2100, there will be 4.4 billion Africans – two of every five human beings overall — and Europe’s population will be just 646 million.
    The 41 nations of sub-Saharan Africa produce no more wealth than the tiny country of Belgium, which has only 1/45 the population. The entire continent of Africa produces less than 1% of the world’s manufactured goods. Of all of the region’s economic production, White-run South Africa accounts for three-quarters of it. That Whites are only 8% of South Africa’s population demonstrates how productive and industrious Whites are that so relative few can carry the load for so many unproductive Blacks.
    Blacks are unable to achieve within their own race because not enough of them are smart enough to even build a sufficient infrastructure to allow for the Black intellectual elite to achieve. If allowed to become too numerous they destroy previously thriving and safe White cities.

    • akmofo October 14, 2017 at 9:42 pm #

      Blacks have soul. They make the best music in the world. We should be grateful to them, that after all the abuse they suffer, they can still make music. Music is the language of the god. If blacks ever stop making music, that will truly be the end of civilization, and likely the end of our time on earth.

      • akmofo October 14, 2017 at 9:45 pm #

        Everything is energy and that’s all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is physics. – Albert Einstein

      • akmofo October 14, 2017 at 10:30 pm #

        Toda, Hagit.

      • beantownbill. October 14, 2017 at 11:06 pm #

        That’s one of the sweetest comments I have ever read in this blog.

      • Janos Skorenzy October 15, 2017 at 3:17 am #

        Make the best music in the world? Not anymore – Rap is garbage. When they were poor but self reliant they may have had soul. Now they are just resentful junkyard dogs. Those are the good ones, not the rabid BLM types.

        • malthuss October 15, 2017 at 3:06 pm #

          rapping is talking.

    • elysianfield October 15, 2017 at 11:48 am #

      “So, what is the excuse for Blacks never becoming civilized?”

      Slavery, of course….

      • elysianfield October 15, 2017 at 12:06 pm #

        …Well, slavery and shit, to be more precise….

        • malthuss October 15, 2017 at 3:04 pm #

          Blacks were the slave merchants. ‘Roots’ had YT [whitey]
          capturing the slaves, rewriting history

          • malthuss October 15, 2017 at 3:07 pm #

            Jews were slaves in Africa, victims of genocide less than 100 years ago…….

          • akmofo October 15, 2017 at 3:37 pm #

            Jews have a cultural faith in god, it never wavered. Blacks have a cultural faith in men. The loss of faith in men can be devastating psychologically.

  58. malthuss October 14, 2017 at 9:05 pm #

    Blacks are violent
    Blacks have 21% higher free testosterone compared to Whites. Testosterone is associated with impulsive, aggressive, and violent behavior.
    Journal National Cancer Institute, 1986 Jan; 76(1):45-8. PMID: 3455741
    Richard et al. (2014) meta-analyzed data from 14 separate studies and found that Blacks had higher levels of free floating testosterone in their blood than Whites suggesting that testosterone levels may predispose Blacks towards higher rates of crime.
    Compounding this, a high percentage of Blacks have dysfunctional versions of the MAOA androgen receptor gene which is a key part of the mechanism by which testosterone has its effects throughout the body and brain.
    MAOA’s job is to break down crucial neurotransmitters which can build up in the brain and cause a loss of impulse control and an increase in violence and rage.
    The MAOA gene can come in the form of 2, 3, 3.5, 4, or 5 allele. A 3-repeat allele is considered dysfunctional and is what is referred to as the “warrior gene”. A 2-repeat (2R) allele is considered very dysfunctional.

  59. malthuss October 14, 2017 at 9:05 pm #

    • Black males age 18-35 years of age are only 3.3% of the U.S. population, yet have committed 52% of homicides from 1980-2008). Black males (all ages) are only 6% of the U.S. population, yet commit 46% of all violent crimes, and 50% of the gun homicides. If Blacks were removed from the equation, the U.S. gun homicide rate would be equal to Great Britain’s, who have some of the most restrictive gun control laws in the world.
    • The Black homicide rate is 17 per 100,000, a rate over 9x that of the White rate, and comparable to some of those most murderous countries in the world.
    • If the homicide rate for the U.S. were the White-only rate, the homicide rate would drop 84%, making the U.S. rate comparable to European countries.
    • Of the nearly 770,000 violent interracial crimes committed every year involving Blacks and Whites, Blacks commit 85 percent and Whites commit 15 percent. This means that a Black is 27 times more likely to attack a White person than vice versa.
    • For each one standard deviation increase in proportion of Black population, firearm homicide rate is increased by 82.8%. Therefore, the U.S. has a Black problem, not a gun or violent crime problem.
    • Murder is the leading cause of death for Black men, ages 15 to 34. Their murderers are almost always other Black men; 93 percent of Black homicide victims are killed by other Blacks.
    • When Blacks commit crimes of violence, they are nearly three times more likely than non-Blacks to use a gun, and more than twice as likely to use a knife.
    • Black males between 16-35 years of age are only 4.2% of the population, yet commit 72% of the street crime in America.
    • The single best indicator of violent crime levels in an area is the percentage of the population that is Black.
    • White men and women who choose to date or marry Blacks are much more likely to suffer abuse from their partners, particularly spousal homicide. The highest risk of death by spousal homicide is incurred by White women married to Black men. A White woman married to a Black man is over 12 times as likely to be murdered by her husband as a White woman married to a White man. A White man married to a Black woman is 21 times as likely to be murdered by his wife as a White man married to a White woman.
    • If New York City were all White, the murder rate would drop by 91 percent, the robbery rate by 81 percent, and the shootings rate by 97 percent. In an all-White Chicago, murder would decline 90 percent, rape by 81 percent, and robbery by 90 percent.
    • Black serial killers have comprised over half of documented serial killers since the dawn of the 21st century at 56 percent, making up a total of 40 percent in years dating back to 1900. Blacks constituted 44% of the known serial killers during the 1995-2004 period and 38.2% of all multiple murderers (serial, mass, and spree combined) during 1976-1998 period. During the 2000-2010 decade, 62% of serial killers were Black.
    The Color of Crime:

  60. malthuss October 14, 2017 at 9:09 pm #

    IQ studies are normed for every conceivable variable and have been confirmed on twins and trans-racial adoption studies, but the racial IQ gap persists, including on non-verbal tests such Raven’s Matrices, digit span, and mental chronometry.
    Also Blacks consider only the present; they learn little from the past; they don’t consider the future. But even so, non-brainwashed Blacks know that the 3rd world immigrants are not their friends, and likely to become the enemy.
    Blacks are the only race never to have civilized
    No modern creations exist in sub-Saharan Africa that were not brought there by Whites.

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    • Mountain gal October 15, 2017 at 7:34 am #

      @ Malthuss

      So I’m unclear as to what you hope to accomplish with your posts. I’ve read quite a number of them in which you must cut and paste the same info. To what end?

      I have no idea if any of your “data” is accurate or not but even if it all were, so what? What are you hoping to accomplish by posting this here? Just wondering……

      • malthuss October 15, 2017 at 11:42 am #

        For Ol Scratch and elysianfield, Look above.

      • Janos Skorenzy October 15, 2017 at 2:49 pm #

        Why do you put data in parenthesis? You don’t believe data exists? No really, why? Or you just assume that all data that show human inequality is false? Why? What if you’re wrong?

        You are. And knowing what Blacks are like can save you life. If you’re driving, don’t get off at any exist named, “Martin Luther King”.

        Never underestimate the White desire and capacity to hide Black inferiority. White compilers of African Language dictionaries added (created) conceptual words that their languages simply did not have. Zulu had no word for number, just the word “numerous”. And since they can’t think, they don’t feel very deeply – and don’t feel sorry when they hurt you. And they will. Read the below selection from a man who lived amongst them.

        Gruesome cruelty

        Another aspect of African behavior that liberals do their best to ignore but that nevertheless requires an explanation is gratuitous cruelty. A reviewer of Driving South, a 1993 book by David Robbins, writes:

        A Cape social worker sees elements that revel in violence . . . It’s like a cult which has embraced a lot of people who otherwise appear normal. . . . At the slightest provocation their blood-lust is aroused. And then they want to see death, and they jeer and mock at the suffering involved, especially the suffering of a slow and agonizing death. (Citizen [Johannesburg], July 12, 1993, p.6.)

        There is something so unspeakably vile about this, something so beyond depravity, that the human brain recoils. This is not merely the absence of human empathy, but the positive enjoyment of human suffering, all the more so when it is “slow and agonizing.” Can you imagine jeering at and mocking someone in such horrible agony?

        During the apartheid era, black activists used to kill traitors and enemies by “necklacing” them. An old tire was put around the victim’s neck, filled with gasoline, and—but it is best to let an eye-witness describe what happened next:

        The petrol-filled tyre is jammed on your shoulders and a lighter is placed within reach . . . . Your fingers are broken, needles are pushed up your nose and you are tortured until you put the lighter to the petrol yourself. (Citizen; “SA’s New Nazis,” August 10, 1993, p.18.)

        The author of an article in the Chicago Tribune, describing the equally gruesome way the Hutu killed Tutsi in the Burundi massacres, marveled at “the ecstasy of killing, the lust for blood; this is the most horrible thought. It’s beyond my reach.” (“Hutu Killers Danced In Blood Of Victims, Videotapes Show,” Chicago Tribune, September 14, 1995, p.8.) The lack of any moral sense is further evidenced by their having videotaped their crimes, “apparently want[ing] to record . . . [them] for posterity.” Unlike Nazi war criminals, who hid their deeds, these people apparently took pride in their work.

        In 1993, Amy Biehl, a 26-year-old American on a Fulbright scholarship, was living in South Africa, where she spent most of her time in black townships helping blacks. One day when she was driving three African friends home, young blacks stopped the car, dragged her out, and killed her because she was white. A retired senior South African judge, Rex van Schalkwyk, in his 1998 book One Miracle is Not Enough, quotes from a newspaper report on the trial of her killers: “Supporters of the three men accused of murdering [her] . . . burst out laughing in the public gallery of the Supreme Court today when a witness told how the battered woman groaned in pain.” This behavior, Van Schalkwyk wrote, “is impossible to explain in terms accessible to rational minds.” (pp. 188-89.)

        These incidents and the responses they evoke—“the human brain recoils,” “beyond my reach,” “impossible to explain to rational minds” — represent a pattern of behavior and thinking that cannot be wished away, and offer additional support for my claim that Africans are deficient in moral consciousness.

        I have long suspected that the idea of rape is not the same in Africa as elsewhere, and now I find confirmation of this in Newsweek:

        According to a three-year study [in Johannesburg] . . . more than half of the young people interviewed — both male and female — believe that forcing sex with someone you know does not constitute sexual violence . . . [T]he casual manner in which South African teens discuss coercive relationships and unprotected sex is staggering. (Tom Masland, “Breaking The Silence,” Newsweek, July 9, 2000.)

        Clearly, many blacks do not think rape is anything to be ashamed of.

        The Newsweek author is puzzled by widespread behavior that is known to lead to AIDS, asking “Why has the safe-sex effort failed so abjectly?” Well, aside from their profoundly different attitudes towards sex and violence and their heightened libido, a major factor could be their diminished concept of time and reduced ability to think ahead.

        Nevertheless, I was still surprised by what I found in the Zulu dictionary. The main entry for rape reads: “1. Act hurriedly; . . . 2. Be greedy. 3. Rob, plunder, . . . take [possessions] by force.” While these entries may be related to our concept of rape, there is one small problem: there is no reference to sexual intercourse! In a male-dominated culture, where saying “no” is often not an option (as confirmed by the study just mentioned), “taking sex by force” is not really part of the African mental calculus. Rape clearly has a moral dimension, but perhaps not to Africans. To the extent they do not consider coerced sex to be wrong, then, by our conception, they cannot consider it rape because rape is wrong. If such behavior isn’t wrong it isn’t rape.

        An article about gang rape in the left-wing British paper, the Guardian, confirms this when it quotes a young black woman: “The thing is, they [black men] don’t see it as rape, as us being forced. They just see it as pleasure for them.” (Rose George, “They Don’t See it as Rape. They Just See it as Pleasure for Them,” June 5, 2004.) A similar attitude seems to be shared among some American blacks who casually refer to gang rape as “running a train.” (Nathan McCall, Makes Me Wanna Holler, Vintage Books, 1995.)

        If the African understanding of rape is far afield, so may be their idea of romance or love. I recently watched a South African television program about having sex for money. Of the several women in the audience who spoke up, not a single one questioned the morality of this behavior. Indeed, one plaintively asked, “Why else would I have sex with a man?”

        From the casual way in which Africans throw around the word “love,” I suspect their understanding of it is, at best, childish. I suspect the notion is alien to Africans, and I would be surprised if things are very different among American blacks. Africans hear whites speak of “love” and try to give it a meaning from within their own conceptual repertoire. The result is a child’s conception of this deepest of human emotions, probably similar to their misunderstanding of the nature of a promise.

        I recently located a document that was dictated to me by a young African woman in June 1993. She called it her “story,” and the final paragraph is a poignant illustration of what to Europeans would seem to be a limited understanding of love:

        On my way from school, I met a boy. And he proposed me. His name was Mokone. He tell me that he love me. And then I tell him I will give him his answer next week. At night I was crazy about him. I was always thinking about him.

        Moral blindness

        Whenever I taught ethics I used the example of Alfred Dreyfus, a Jewish officer in the French Army who was convicted of treason in 1894 even though the authorities knew he was innocent. Admitting their mistake, it was said, would have a disastrous effect on military morale and would cause great social unrest. I would in turn argue that certain things are intrinsically wrong and not just because of their consequences. Even if the results of freeing Dreyfus would be much worse than keeping him in prison, he must be freed, because it is unjust to keep an innocent man in prison.

        To my amazement, an entire class in Kenya said without hesitation that he should not be freed. Call me dense if you want, but it was 20 years before the full significance of this began to dawn on me.

        Africans, I believe, may generally lack the concepts of subjunctivity and counterfactuality. Subjunctivity is conveyed in such statements as, “What would you have done if I hadn’t showed up?” This is contrary to fact because I did show up, and it is now impossible for me not to have shown up. We are asking someone to imagine what he would have done if something that didn’t happen (and now couldn’t happen) had happened. This requires self-consciousness, and I have already described blacks’ possible deficiency in this respect. It is obvious that animals, for example, cannot think counterfactually, because of their complete lack of self-awareness.

        When someone I know tried to persuade his African workers to contribute to a health insurance policy, they asked “What’s it for?” “Well, if you have an accident, it would pay for the hospital.” Their response was immediate: “But boss, we didn’t have an accident!” “Yes, but what if you did?” Reply? “We didn’t have an accident!” End of story.

        Interestingly, blacks do plan for funerals, for although an accident is only a risk, death is a certainty. (The Zulu entries for “risk” are “danger” and “a slippery surface.”) Given the frequent all-or-nothing nature of black thinking, if it’s not certain you will have an accident, then you will not have an accident. Furthermore, death is concrete and observable: We see people grow old and die. Africans tend to be aware of time when it is manifested in the concrete and observable.

        One of the pivotal ideas underpinning morality is the Golden Rule: do unto others as you would have them do unto you. “How would you feel if someone stole everything you owned? Well, that’s how he would feel if you robbed him.” The subjunctivity here is obvious. But if Africans may generally lack this concept, they will have difficulty in understanding the Golden Rule and, to that extent, in understanding morality.

        If this is true we might also expect their capacity for human empathy to be diminished, and this is suggested in the examples cited above. After all, how do we empathize? When we hear about things like “necklacing” we instinctively — and unconsciously — think: “How would I feel if I were that person?” Of course I am not and cannot be that person, but to imagine being that person gives us valuable moral “information:” that we wouldn’t want this to happen to us and so we shouldn’t want it to happen to others. To the extent people are deficient in such abstract thinking, they will be deficient in moral understanding and hence in human empathy—which is what we tend to find in Africans.

  61. malthuss October 14, 2017 at 9:41 pm #

    Ol Scratch and elysianfield, right back at ya. Serve.

    • elysianfield October 15, 2017 at 11:52 am #

      “Ol Scratch and elysianfield, right back at ya”

      Why am I being “Mentioned in Dispatches”? I understand what you are offering.

  62. ozone October 14, 2017 at 9:59 pm #

    Badkiss (no, I won’t bother to spell his name a’tall) supposes that volume brings conversion.

    A timely (but quite obviously, unheeded) quotation from up above (or, down below if preferred):

    “A word of advice: quoting reams of meaningless statistics out of context is always the mark of a lower order mind. Rest assured that your white “betters” would be having a hearty laugh at your expense should they ever lower themselves to read a blog such as this. But no worries; they won’t.”

    Free and clear then I guess. Intent is yet to be determined.

    • Janos Skorenzy October 15, 2017 at 3:22 am #

      Meaningless? Because you don’t like them or can’t/won’t understand them?

      You are weak.

  63. Pucker October 14, 2017 at 10:27 pm #

    What do the following leaders all have in common?: JFK, Richard Nixon, Pope John Paul II, and Donald Trump?

    • beantownbill. October 14, 2017 at 11:08 pm #

      They’re all Jewish?

      • malthuss October 15, 2017 at 12:35 am #

        Leaders. 2 Catholic and 2 Protestant.


        • Pucker October 15, 2017 at 1:03 am #

          A: They all attempted a rapprochement with Russia.

          • akmofo October 15, 2017 at 8:02 am #

            Russia doesn’t have geographically defensible borders. Therefore, its geostrategic goal is to expand as much as it can away from the capital so provide a landmass buffer as large as possible. It is the reason Russia is the largest country in the world. But this is essentially an imperialist expansionist mode of survival and is unacceptable geopolitically.

  64. Pucker October 14, 2017 at 10:42 pm #

    I wonder where they got the weapons for the Stephen Paddock Las Vegas “OP”?

    “The pope’s timing could not have been worse for Gladio. In Belgium, plans were being drawn for the Brabant Massacre, which would result in the killing of eight people, including an entire family. The same unit was training for an attack on a police station in the sleepy southern Belgian town of Vielsalm, where they would steal weapons in order to plant them among communist agitators. 18 In Spain, the Gladio unit continued to hunt down and assassinate the leading members of the Basque separatist movement. 19 In France, the secret army was preparing to murder Marseilles police inspector Jacques Massié and his entire family, since Massié had launched an investigation into drug trafficking and Gladio. 20 In Germany, the Gladio unit under Heinz Lembke had launched a major terror attack in Munich. The weapons used in the attack came from a large arms dump in the Lüneburger Heide district. 21 In Italy, the gladiators had just completed the Bologna bombing. But nowhere was Gladio at a more decisive stage than in Turkey.”

    “Operation Gladio”, Paul Williams

  65. Pucker October 14, 2017 at 11:03 pm #

    I read that the money from the legalized Marijuana trade in the US does not stay in the US to benefit the US economy, but mostly flows offshore?

    “The CIA’s financial support for the Wolves was also necessitated by the need to protect the Balkan route and the flow of heroin into the Anatolian plains from Afghanistan and Iran—said to be worth $ 3 million an hour. 33 They also safeguarded the smuggling of weapons into the country. The scale of this smuggling may be discerned from the fact that the following illegal arms were confiscated in Turkey between 1980 and 1984: 638,000 revolvers; 4,000 submachine guns; 48,000 rifles; 7,000 machine guns; 26 rocket launchers; and 1 mortar. 34 The Wolves were so integral to the drugs-for-arms enterprise that it became almost impossible to make a clear-cut distinction between this Gladio unit, the Turkish Mafia, and Turkey’s National Intelligence Operation (MIT), a so-called unofficial arm of the CIA. All three organizations were interlocked in Ergenekon, a clandestine ultranationalist movement that operated as a shadow state. 35”.

    “Operation Gladio”, Paul Williams

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  66. Doly October 15, 2017 at 9:07 am #

    Kunstler, honestly, you should absolutely not be attempting to make a review of Blade Runner. It’s like somebody who failed basic physics at school trying to make a review of the latest book by Roger Penrose. You simply don’t know the things you need to know to understand what the movie is attempting to do.

    Blade Runner, both the original and this one, was never an attempt to make any realistic depiction of the future. Come on! Cars that fly through some magic tech that is nowhere near existing? Replicants built up from body parts, with some bioengineering that again is nowhere near existing? The movies aren’t precisely subtle in advertising that they aren’t attempting to forecast the future.

    They are, as you say, about the present. About aspects of the present you aren’t even aware that exist. You know why you walked away from the movie? You just think you got bored, but I can tell you exactly why: the first part of the movie is a classical Hero’s Journey. And then, instead of winding down and ending soon after K meets Dekard, it goes on. All you ever knew is that movies are normally a Hero’s Journey. You never fully understood why. So you can’t possibly understand why a movie would choose to go on after it’s completed the Hero’s Journey.

    And that, by the way, is why nobody is interested in publishing your fiction novels that aren’t connected to your nonfiction. It’s nothing to do with the quality of the writing. It’s because people can tell that you don’t have a skill that is today simply required of fiction writers. And being aware of the Hero’s Journey structure is less than a first step. There’s a whole language you can’t speak, and since you can’t speak it, you can’t teach it, either.

    • elysianfield October 15, 2017 at 11:57 am #

      “You simply don’t know the things you need to know to understand what the movie is attempting to do.”

      Make money?

    • Q. Shtik October 15, 2017 at 6:41 pm #

      I must be very dumb ’cause I have no idea what Doly is talking about.

      My son-in-law saw the movie (which I too saw and did not understand at all) and he thought it was “brilliant.” Whew, we are all so different.

  67. FincaInTheMountains October 15, 2017 at 9:26 am #

    Aeschylus, Shakespeare, Baum, Volkov and the secrets of shooting the “Sleepers”

    The riddle is that the film is clearly shot by the enemies of Putin’s Russia, and only on the editing table it became its “War and Peace”.

    And its tragedy was that the citizens of Russia lost the sense of history and forgot about how the USSR turned into Yeltsin’s Russia, who took power in a country where perhaps 90% of the administrative apparatus was members of the Order of Judas. What actually became the main intrigue of this film.

    This is a very interesting story, which, if it is told in natural order, and not in the script’s order, is essentially this:

    During the talks on the construction of a gas pipeline from Siberia to China, Chinese construction contractor Lee wants to take the place of his boss – the head of China’s Gazprom. To eliminate him, the contractor hires a CIA operative.

    The CIA guy develops a multi-move combination. He convinces the chief of the CIA to appoint him as a resident in Moscow, promising to foil negotiations on the construction of the gas pipeline. The operation is based on the use of long-forgotten American agents in Moscow, mainly from long-time MGIMO graduates. As a matter of fact, it is the discarded material that nobody needed for 15 years.

    That is – attention – at the heart of the plot is bribing by a Chinese crook of an American scoundrel for an operation using Russian useful idiots.

    All detective repercussions are allegedly around the attempt to destroy the gas contract, and the Russian participants in the events, together with the audience, remain convinced until the very end that this was the core of the intrigue. Since the contract is not broken, they believe that they won. In fact, as viewers at the end of the last series learn, it was not important: it was important to kill the chief of China’s Gazprom in Moscow AFTER signing the contract and so that as a result of the deployment of the operation the entire Russian intelligence network would be consistently destroyed, and the most important and valuable cadre was isolated in Kiev at the full disposal of its resident.

    This is very beautiful and reminiscent of one of the Le Carre’s novels.

    The catharsis of the film is not in the struggle for the Chinese contract, but in the moral clash of the KGB officer, for which the Motherland is indivisible in its existence from the Russian Empire to Russian Federation, and representatives of the “democratic public” for whom betrayal is the mode of existence and God, and Smerdyakov is his prophet.

    As for the conflict with the Chinese crook, this is what this catharsis only strengthens, turning the detective into a classic Greek tragedy.

    Pay attention to how the exposures of the sleepers is filmed – they behave at this critical moment as people convinced of their rightness, ready for their beliefs to sacrifice everything, including life.

    But since they believe in what they believe, their behavior is reminiscent of behavior of Judas, who, in the name of conviction in his rightness, went and hanged himself on an aspen.

    The film takes place during the decimation of the Russian Academy of Sciences by the bourgeoisie in the intellectual’s skin, which is remarkable above all in that it showed in retrospect the role of Stalin and Khrushchev in the repressions of 1937-1939.

    Indeed, if the all-powerful Putin could not stop the liquidation of the Russian Academy of Sciences in 2013 – and those who followed the “reform” of the RAS in real time know how he fought to at least save the Ural and Siberian branches, after the Moscow’s branch of RAS betrayed itself – then why should Khrushchev not be the initiator of the repressions of 1937, and Stalin its brakes.

    A special irony and hope for the continuation of the story is attached to the fact that in the Russian context the Sleepers are heroes of Volkov’s book “The Wizard of the Emerald City”, but they were named by their curator from the CIA, and in the American context Lion, Scarecrow, Ellie and the Tin Woodman are heroes of Baum’s “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz”, which has quite certain political and philosophical allusions.

  68. jim e October 15, 2017 at 10:14 am #

    Most women and many men love to go to the beach and most women and many men like to watch movies.
    Having possibly drowned in a past life, I will skip the beach (I prefer the Mountains) and I do not like to pay, mentally or physically, for movies. When asked to go to the movie I respond that “I will watch you watch a movie”.
    I have had these rules for movie going for three decades. You pay for my ticket, the all you can drink coke, the all you can eat popcorn and then I will go.
    I rate movie going right up there with going to an oblong SEC football game or a NASCAR race. I find movie watching a waist of time and money. It is almost as good as watching TV.
    Having said that…

    • elysianfield October 15, 2017 at 11:59 am #

      “When asked to go to the movie I respond that “I will watch you watch a movie”.
      I have had these rules for movie going for three decades. You pay for my ticket, the all you can drink coke, the all you can eat popcorn and then I will go.”

      Spoken like someone with enormous private parts….

    • malthuss October 15, 2017 at 3:11 pm #


  69. PeteAtomic October 15, 2017 at 10:29 am #

    Steve Bannon had a helluva speech there last night. Holy Cow. Totally spot on. Fight the “imperial political class” and the deep/bureaucratic state.

  70. FincaInTheMountains October 15, 2017 at 10:42 am #

    Russia doesn’t have geographically defensible borders. == akmofo

    Interesting notion coming from representative of the Nation whose geographical advantage has turned into a complete geographical weakness:

    Andrei Sakharov proposed to entrust the task of retaliation to a 50-megaton nuclear torpedo launched against the island of La Palma and the volcano Cumbre Vieja, after which a 500-feet-high mega tsunami would wash away the British Isles completely, and the entire eastern coast of the United States up to 250 miles deep.

    Russia reveals giant nuclear torpedo in state TV ‘leak’


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    • akmofo October 15, 2017 at 10:57 am #

      Russia is an empire. Empires are morally and therefore psychologically bankrupt. If given a chance, Russia will break apart naturally. Actually, the only thing holding it together is the threat from the outside. The US imperialists and the Soviet imperialists have found in each other the perfect match. A real sad situation for the rest of us.

      • FincaInTheMountains October 15, 2017 at 11:11 am #

        Was the Roman Empire bankrupt throughout its existence? To the contrary, it served as the Biblical Katechon.


        Depends on the moral and political foundation of the Empire. The Millennial Reich however fits your description.

        • akmofo October 15, 2017 at 11:47 am #

          If you read Joseph Atwill’s Caesar’s Messiah you will see what a cruel joke, was and still is played on you. Pretty much everything you believe is little more than ancient Roman gov mafia PsyOp propaganda. I’m sorry, but your posts have no credibility.

      • FincaInTheMountains October 15, 2017 at 11:18 am #

        Katechon is the Entity that prevents(or only postpones?) building of the Image of Hell on Earth, which was almost succeeded by the Third Reich.

        • elysianfield October 15, 2017 at 12:03 pm #

          ” building of the Image of Hell on Earth, which was almost succeeded by the Third Reich.”

          I once had a friend, now deceased, who was a former German Soldier captured on the Eastern Front. He spoke at length of his time in the Kolyma Gulag. Image of Hell on Earth? It would give you a good run for your money.

          • FincaInTheMountains October 15, 2017 at 12:41 pm #

            Ha, what do ya expect, a 5-star all-inclusive?

            He lived to tell the tale, didn’t he? Which could not be said about 6 million Jews and 20 million Russians.

          • elysianfield October 15, 2017 at 1:07 pm #

            Yes, he lived, as have (seemingly) countless survivors of the Holocaust. As did some Kulaks in the 30’s.

            Hell on Earth, somewhere, is a constant. I wish it were different….

            Finc, many of us have the capacity, intellectually and physically, to bring Hell on Earth to our enemies, real or imagined…I, myself, have recognized and understand that capacity.

        • akmofo October 15, 2017 at 12:11 pm #

          The same people that sponsored Stalin/Soviets also sponsored Hitler/Nazis.

          Antony C Sutton:
          Wall Street and the rise of Hitler & communism

          Nothing is coincidence
          Nothing is by accident
          Everything is planned

  71. elysianfield October 15, 2017 at 11:53 am #

    “n the New Republic, members are indoctrinated”

    I’ll bet they are….

  72. FincaInTheMountains October 15, 2017 at 12:49 pm #

    I’m sorry, but your propaganda have no credibility == akmofo

    Sure my friend, feel free to stick with other propaganda – it’s a free country.

    • akmofo October 15, 2017 at 2:32 pm #

      You might be right. I’m not married to any narrative, but especially not official narratives.

  73. FincaInTheMountains October 15, 2017 at 1:38 pm #

    Kolyma, Vanino Port


  74. volodya October 15, 2017 at 3:17 pm #

    It appears that decades of directly and unapologetically working against the interests of ordinary people came home to roost in Austria. They just had a vote. Two “secure-the-borders” parties got the most votes making it look like a coalition government between them is in the offing. If I was a betting man I would bet that there will be rounds of deploring the lack of good sense among the country’s voters from politicians representing Euro-globalist interests.

    On this side of the pond we have Bannon declaring war on establishment Republicans. Where’s Bannon’s counterpart on the leftward end? I don’t mean from the “progressive” set who obsess about gender-fluidity but rather REAL leftists who worry about real things. I used to know some. They’re all dead. Frankly I miss them.

  75. Janos Skorenzy October 15, 2017 at 3:51 pm #


    Sex, getting beat up, death – they’re all so exciting, especially coming from a famous Black guy whose been on TV and shit. A regular guy, especially a White or Asian unlikely to beat you, who just works for a living and then comes home? BOOORING!

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  76. FincaInTheMountains October 15, 2017 at 4:04 pm #

    Finca September 27, 2017 at 3:26 pm:

    It’s not for nothing that Yeltsin’s daughter Tatyana lives in Austria, where there is much more hatred for Angela Merkel than in any other country in Europe, although the same Germans live there as in Germany.


    Austria Shifts To The Right As It Elects A 31-Year-Old Conservative [Anti-Immigrant, anti Merkel, anti-Fourth Reich] Leader


  77. 100th Avatar October 15, 2017 at 4:46 pm #

    Saw BR2049.

    Not many flying cars at all. In fact, the very few in the film are used by law enforcement and the 1%.
    Believable enough.

    LA, an enormous mega-slum covered in mist and smog and nuclear winter is protected by gargantuan seawalls. It’s Sao Paulo surrounded by Rio’s favelas and Tijuana’s colonias as far as the eye can see. All preserved by the giant seawall. Inexplicably the highway used by the 3 vehicles in the film seems to run along it, precariously.

    Now this is where my suspension of disbelief gave way.
    Why bother holding the sea back?
    Nothing worth preserving.
    The slum denizens?
    The slums?
    What do these people do?

    Worms are farmed in the Joaquin for protein. Apparently they don’t need biological matter to feed on.
    Plants and trees are gone.
    Perhaps they’re feeding on refuse and sewage from down south.

    The nicest place we now have in SoCal, San Diego, has become a lawless open pit landfill. The seawalls must run south of Camp Pendleton.
    To protect the gang ridden landfill.

    Las Vegas is covered in fallout. Bombs? Meltdown? Who knows.

    People will say that moviegoers cannot appreciate slower paced films. They want instant and constant action.
    Yet this film seems to think that prolonged and stalled scenes create artistry and delayed pay-off.
    It plods.

    Jared Leto hams it up.
    Robotic cadence.
    Harrison Ford appears in the final act.
    The story moves too quickly from here.
    It gets sloppy.
    Harrison Ford must be transported to another off-planet colony to be tortured by the same people that murdered police, a coroner, and an AI entity.
    They leave the Gosling replicant defending him in Las Vegas undead.
    Because that’s what they do in bad movies.
    He of course rescues him.
    Because he was left for undead.


    The studio executives wanted this under 3 hours.
    That’s the only take away.

    Yes, you do leave in s shroud of mist. The atmosphere clings to the viewer.
    It clouds one’s mind.
    What happened?

    • pequiste October 15, 2017 at 6:41 pm #

      Thanks for the quickie synopsis of the film in question, Avatar.

      The only take away for me is, that being out of novel ideas, the Hollyweird machine will provide the /consumer/viewer with hours of vacuous “entertainment” from ancient movie franchises, recycled scripts, resurrected scripts and children’s cartoons or any other shit that can be peddled in Tinseltown.

      People want the atmosphere, like you graciously describe, and to think they experienced it; just sanitized with risk of assault, robbery, rape, infection and slaughter effortlessly removed. A vicarious experience indeed.

      Atmosphere used to be going to a cinema house that actually had atmosphere. Art Deco masterpieces and Egyptian themed movie theatres, that someone took the time and money to make going to the theatre something special. Now it’s cattle call at a feed lot with 24 rooms all the same except what’s playing.

      If the theatre goer really wanted some authentic atmosphere and actual heart-pounding thrill for the money, they could get a first-hand look at the future today – please to view the Yzlamic over-exuberance and celebrations in MOgadishu, Somalia.


      Or, if one prefers, a thousand other Third World shitholes are available to explore, conveniently located on a continent near you (or one’s own for that matter.)

      (At least I see a glimmer of hope today: the Austrians show some awareness of the BIG PROBLEM TODAY with the outcome of their election moving Right. Vienna might be safe again to visit after the new government is installed.)

      • BackRowHeckler October 15, 2017 at 10:29 pm #

        According to an article in WSJ today, in some towns in Germany, all of a sudden, there are more Muslims (Africans, S Asians, Arabs) than there are Germans. German citizens are asking ‘who is assimilating into who?’

        Too late now. And Burkha Merkel got voted back in. Maybe in Austria they still have a chance (for national survival).


      • Mountain gal October 16, 2017 at 6:00 am #

        While I totally understand why many in Europe are fearful of the influx of Muslims to their countries and the impacts on their society, I am still concerned over the rise of the far-right anti-immigrant parties. I guess this is because I fear that history will repeat itself. Nazis were far-right and demonized ‘the other” be they Jews, Roma, gays or whomever they chose to blame for all that ailed Germany at the time. In truth of course none of these groups were the cause of the country’s troubles but it’s always easy to cast blame on those who are different.

        Now given what’s been happening with Muslims in Europe and elsewhere I understand the fear of their growth in numbers. I just worry that the move to limit immigration and deal with problems caused by Muslims will devolve into attacks on Jews or anyone else perceived as “other” and then we go down that same awful road having learned nothing from history. I think that it’s a tough call for Jews in Europe too as they are being impacted badly by Muslim attacks on them such as in France but are hesitant to side with the far-right as they know where that led to last time.

        As a Jew, when I spend time in Europe I am saddened by the need to protect Jewish institutions with soldiers and the military. I don’t know how much people in the US realize just how bad it has gotten over there.

  78. FincaInTheMountains October 15, 2017 at 7:19 pm #

    US Red Project, seemingly forever vanished, has surfaced from the depths of American politics and now is raising its voice:

    Steve Bannon speak at the Values Voter Summit


    And the Red Project is paradoxically closer than the other projects of the West to Christian anthropology, because it historically denies the segregation of humanity into two biologically different species and considers perfecti the scam, which must be destroyed as a class, and to the top of the social pyramid rises profaine = “just a man.”


  79. BackRowHeckler October 15, 2017 at 8:10 pm #

    Yes, Blade Runner.

    It reminds me that the orange groves in Orange County have been cut down; Perhaps in some distant future they will return. After all, LA is built on a desert and that remarkable potable water system built by Yankee engineers a century ago will not last forever.

    Jim, in passing you mention ‘San Francisco soccer moms’. I don’t think there are too many moms in san Francisco, that is, mothers with children who they take care of them every day. Drag Queens, yes. Plenty of those. I even saw one walking some dude clad in leather, on a dog leash.

    That was my last time in San Francisco, 2006.


    • 100th Avatar October 15, 2017 at 9:46 pm #

      San Fernando.
      It’s a bedroom community of LA.
      Suburbs and strip malls
      And strippers, well porn.
      Porn moms
      San Pornando

  80. BackRowHeckler October 15, 2017 at 8:23 pm #

    One question for Global Warming advocates here in CFn.

    I mean this in all sincerity and I’m not trying to be provocative.

    We’ve had weather record here from 1876 when President Grant established the US Weather Bureau; the English people who first moved to this valley in 1640 were a literate bunch, middle class and relatively well educated for their time. They kept diaries and documented weather events as they were farmers and changing weather conditions were of great importance to them. The growing season then was 150 days; last frost May 13, first frost, Oct. 13. Well in 2017 the last frost was on May 13 and the first frost was the other nite, Oct. 13. If the world is warming up shouldn’t the growing season last a little bit longer now than it was 375 years ago? Why hasn’t the 1st frost moved out toward November a little, and the last one a little bit toward early May? If the climate indeed is warming up why hasn’t the length of the growing season increased?


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    • capt spaulding October 16, 2017 at 8:25 am #

      Climate records from the EPA show the average growing season in the contiguous United States expanding by 11 days since 1930.

      • messianicdruid October 16, 2017 at 9:10 am #

        And we all agree that this is “good news” right?

        Cutting tool
        Combustion device
        Cotton bandana
        Cargo tape
        Cloth sail needle
        Candling device

        ? things to keep in yo buggout bag ?

        • elysianfield October 16, 2017 at 11:08 am #


          Druid, you missed the candy and condoms if the corsage was effective.

          Cordage, on the other hand, if not…and maybe a chopper to ride from the scene of the crime.

  81. ozone October 16, 2017 at 9:24 am #

    The problem with co-opting Meester Jeem’s blog and turning it into a center-right*, fascist sturm und drang site is that the name gives away the game and is a bad fit for those in pursuit of gimlet-eyed glory of the jutted jaw variety. No imagination is a constant for hierarchical authoritarians. They’ll have to petition JHK for a change in moniker if they want to attract the “right sort”. That should prove interesting.

    *Let us please recognize that “center-right” is now comfortably occupied by the equivalent to the early brownshirts of an infamous German political party of a long-forgotten and blood-drenched past. “What about the FAR right?”, you ask. Well, that’s easy: sadistic, psychopathic thrill-killers (who can’t wait for the fun to start). Amerika today — Moderate Right; Center Right; Rabid Right; Far Right. Them’s the choices; sign up and join up today!

    Always keep in mind that Cheeto von Tweeto will lead us into a new age of gold plated toilets to deposit our McDonald’s leftovers into. Hurrah!

  82. adamoneil October 16, 2017 at 9:25 am #

    Great post! I had some mixed feelings about Blade Runner, but I was still pretty amazed and enchanted. Yes it was a dismal flavor of enchantment, but there are small shoots of a kind of beauty that came out of me over it. (A feeling of forgiveness for humanity — of all things! We are all machines that can’t help do what we do.) A more practical side of me agrees with your idea about hazards of deep car dependency, though — and likewise with Mad Max, as you’ve said before. I have mixed feelings about Mad Max as well. The movies are gripping at times, but I consider Cormac McCarthy’s The Road to be the singular definitive post-apoc story.

  83. FincaInTheMountains October 16, 2017 at 9:30 am #

    Theology and Pornography – Western World Projects in the Political History of Art

    As we know, Icon Painting is a theology in colors, and art (painting), according to Giorgio Vasari, is a theology in the colors of Western Civilization, which arose when the Western (Roman) church abandoned Orthodoxy.


    And if you can often see the devils on the icons, but never the image of sexual intercourse, then the theology in colors of Western Civilization – the derivative of Renaissance painting – expresses its relationship with God through the image of sexual intercourse, not only by the Gnostics, but also by the Roman Catholic Church.

    To some extent, this is due to the Christian comparison of the relationship between Christ and the Church, God and Mankind, with the Bridegroom and Bride at the time of marriage, but to a much greater extent this is due to the fact that the Gnostics, who were splitting the Church for 1000 years and finally in 11 century have achieved their own, in their worship services are using ritual sex.

    That is why art in the West has never been a salon entertainment of the wives of rich husbands, as now in Russia. Art was originally and remains the source of power, the artist’s talent is a weapon in the capitalist war of all against all, genius is the nuclear weapon of this war, and genius pornography is its Super-Bomb.

    That is why the border between art and pornography in the West is conditional and everything is determined by aesthetics.

    All these circumstances as a result of the titanic efforts of Gelman, Enteo, Pussi Riots and Nyasha suddenly came to the forefront in Russia, and Russians still have to understand these problems.

    And since Christian art can not be an alternative to the West, and also because it is impossible to understand modern geopolitics without this knowledge, I, in order to create an alternative to Gelman, will allow myself to present three films that are actually theological writings of a religion dominating the West, very similar to Christianity, but using eroticism and even pornography as one of the colors in its theology:

    Western White Project:

    The Blue Lagoon 1980

    Western Black Project:

    Original Sin

    Western Red Project:

    Three (Survival Island)

    • 100th Avatar October 16, 2017 at 11:54 am #

      No last word


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