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The upcoming twentieth anniversary of 9/11 is soon upon us and the horrifying videos are back in your face. Whatever way the twin towers came down — and, personally, I think those airplanes got’er done — the demolition provides a potent image for what is happening now: smoke billows out of the top floors, rather like a person with his hair on fire… and then each giant structure slumps into total collapse, sending shock-waves of toxic dust through the desecrated dwelling place of civilization, the city. That’s us in metaphor… like I said: now.

America’s hair is on fire. A chimeric lab virus apparently funded by our own government has been on-the-loose since January 2020. Supposedly, that is. It’s a little hard to tell because, especially in the early going, a lot of very old and unwell people died — as the very old and unwell do — and a Covid-19 tag was slapped on their death certificates, and that primed the hysteria pump that is still pumping away heroically. A Covid-19 virus may indeed be running through the population, but 98.8 percent do not die from it and, as Covid-19 came on, the usual seasonal flu apparently went on sabbatical. Go figure.

The ignited hysteria was reinforced by a PCR test routine that could produce Covid-19 “cases” on-demand, and still does — even though the government had to admit that the test was unreliable and ordered it discontinued (effective, wait for it, December 2021… really?). Meanwhile, the cases keep coming… as ascertained by what means exactly? PCR tests, still? Or what?

About twenty minutes after the virus came on the scene, a vaccine magically materialized in the pharma labs. And after a completely half-assed testing routine, it was commissioned with an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA), which permitted a wholesale vax-up of the whole population, and provided legal immunity from lawsuits for the pharma companies involved. The public greeted it with a grateful awe usually reserved for religious visitations. Treatment protocols with existing drugs were bad-mouthed and then officially suppressed. They had to be — and still have to be — to maintain that EUA, because the vaxes are not approved by the FDA (despite a recent FDA psy-op to fake-out the public otherwise).

Meanwhile, adverse reactions to the vaxes are literally off-the-charts (the decades-long vaccine safety charts, that is) and those numbers have been likewise suppressed. There are also plenty of reasons to suppose the vaxes create stealth vascular damage to multiple organs that could lead to death over a few years’ time. The prudent have taken note. The prudent are now in for getting cancelled out of daily life for their prudence. Most of these people are onto the game that is being played on them. They must be punished.

The government is desperate to keep the Covid-19 story going and keeps squirting lighter fluid on America’s flaming head. It’s not working so well. The government has lost its mojo, as personified by the mojo-deficient president that the backstage minions of an obscure “power elite” finagled into office by means soon to be publicly revealed. A great wave of fear curdles the spinal fluxes of Western Civ as its component nation-states battle to control their restive populations with an epic turn toward lawless, tyrannical coercion.

But, according to the first principle of the long emergency, governments cannot maintain control in this evolving dynamic. They sink into impotence, authority loses its commanding shimmer, it founders and flounders and flails at the citizenry, and it ultimately loses control of its… precious… narrative. Thus, the hair-on-fire phase of the melodrama segues into implosion, the collapse phase. That would be the collapse of the economic armature of the society that the government is vested to manage, and has managed so poorly.

Those paying attention could see the first tremors of financial collapse emanating from the shuddering “re-po” markets in the late summer of 2019 — coincidentally, just months before the Covid-19 virus made its brassy entrance on-stage. The re-po market is a swap-meet for extremely short-term (overnight) collateralized re-purchase contracts among “systemically important” Too-Big-To-Fail banks. They use the “money” (ha!) to “leverage” their games in the shadowland of “innovative” investing. Don’t feel bad if you can’t follow any of that. It’s a hyper-complex mega-swindle meant to bamboozle the public.

Anyway, in 2019 interest rates in the re-po market shot up suddenly from 2 percent to 10.5 percent, which would have left a smoldering crater there and turned the global banking system into the biggest ashtray in human history. The Federal Reserve stuffed “money” into its patron banks like straw into so many scarecrows. But, really, the re-po event was just a manifestation of the unresolved perversions that ignited the “Great Financial Crisis” of 2008. The whole banking system had a) disconnected from the gruesome climacteric of industrial activity, and b) was drowning in debt created to animate the appearance of financial life in the system.

Apparently, the “solution” arrived at by those obscure power elites was to lock down the retail economy of common everyman money transactions in small businesses and direct the remaining “money” to save the phony economy of elite banking hokey-pokey. The lockdowns thus kept “money” flowing into the phony-baloney stock and bond markets, and kept the tremendously profitable games going in the shadowland of derivatives and other transactional dreck. But the main stack of the building — remember, we started with the buildings — was crumbling in slow-motion.

And here we are… in the season of collapse… when things traditionally fall apart… when zombies, ghouls, and monsters stalk the earth. The catch is: we-the-people are cast in the role of those zombies, et cetera. Yes, Oscar Wilde was right when he quipped that “life imitates art.” Twenty years of zombie movies have left us perfectly positioned to enter the new economy of the walking dead. That’s us. No more middle class for you, America! No more paychecks. No more blue light specials. No more auto loans. No more McHouses. And pretty soon, maybe, no more food even. What then? How about: Oh, just go die….

That seems to be the next chapter, if you let it be, for instance, if you let them vax you up. But you can actually choose to scramble and adapt to what’s coming: which is human life at a lower pitch… what I like to call a World Made by Hand. In that world, it is you who survive and the governments, the banks, and the power elites who do not. You can already begin to see it happen. Move toward it.


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  1. Beryl of Oyl September 6, 2021 at 9:20 am #

    “About twenty minutes after the virus came on the scene, a vaccine magically materialized in the pharma labs.”

    My favorite line.

    • MaryQueen September 6, 2021 at 9:56 am #

      It’s a good ‘un!

      • O.G. Hawkins September 6, 2021 at 12:46 pm #

        My fave:

        The government is desperate to keep the Covid-19 story going and keeps squirting lighter fluid on America’s flaming head. It’s not working so well.

        Mr K nails his assessment of the moment and then plants the seed of Hope. The seed of his essay’s conclusion.

        —–

        And the stuffing strawmen with “money” cracked me up big-time!

        • Hereward the Woke September 6, 2021 at 5:17 pm #

          True. There is only no hope if we demand a return to the life we had before China flu. Can’t go to the restaurant? So what! We do what the French do and have our meals on the streets with friends and family. Gym closed down? We meet in the forests and do the fitness stuff there. We can recreate the best part of a world made by hand, to borrow JHK’s phrase, creating a more authentic life and cutting the “elites” completely out of the equation. In other words, Build Back Better – but not in the way the globalist psychopaths think.

          • MontanaMan September 6, 2021 at 5:46 pm #

            “Build Back Better”. Dung for brains slogan from a dim wit usurper.

          • messianicdruid September 6, 2021 at 6:10 pm #

            Ley us be done with artificial work. Hook a generator on that sucker [ peloton ] so we can listen to the radio.

          • dakotaslim September 7, 2021 at 5:58 pm #

            Beautifully put.

          • Amman September 9, 2021 at 2:22 am #

            A world that is built by hand does not necessarily mean the USA enters a supine state. Far from it. The country would be even more formidable from the freedom (Authentic), economic and, err… defense standpoint. – WORLD MADE BY HAND, A consideration.

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        • Rulo Deschamps September 6, 2021 at 7:21 pm #

          OG, my fave too. Few words, big meaning.

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      • AZJJ September 7, 2021 at 10:48 am #

        The very WORST line: “Whatever way the twin towers came down — and, personally, I think those airplanes got’er done —”

        Shows shocking ignorance… VERY unusual for a sharp guy like JHK!

        https://www.ae911truth.org/

        • Islander September 7, 2021 at 8:08 pm #

          Re “got ‘er done”—very surprised at this!

        • ranchlife49 September 8, 2021 at 11:59 pm #

          Sharp guy? Huh. Not too sure about that. Wrote some interesting books but this blog is off the rails.

          Watching Rachel Maddow discuss the nuckleheads who thought they were going to…. Not sure what they were thinking but if I were a Capital Police Officer I would have dropped a couple of them with my weapon like the hero that dropped Ashley Babbitt. Oh and he was black and looked to be an intelligent person that did what he had to do.

          • benr September 9, 2021 at 8:27 am #

            troll aert!
            Piss off loser.

          • Ron Anselmo September 9, 2021 at 9:34 am #

            @ranchlife49 – your “hero” might have “looked to be an intelligent person”, but he claimed to have “saved countless lives”. Thus, he’s clearly a fucking halfwit.

            By the way, what difference does it make, what color he is? Losers are losers – no matter their color.

            You couldn’t carry JHK’s jockstrap.

        • Hereward the Woke September 9, 2021 at 9:24 am #

          I thought 9/11 Truthers were tin foil specialists until I saw that documentary entitled, “9/11: the new Pearl Harbour”. I have to admit it, but most of the evidence they put forward against the official narrative was extremely hard to refute. Now I’m a very confused little bunny!

        • Uncle Abraham September 11, 2021 at 12:44 pm #

          The airplanes did get it done. Those in denial of this reality are in Don Quixote territory, confident and without self-consciousness openly and publicly jousting with the hobgoblins of their imaginations – proudfully disdainful of anyone who objects by merely stating the obvious.

    • DrTomSchmidt September 6, 2021 at 10:53 am #

      Yes, curious how that worked out.

      Also promising, if the technology can be used correctly. It has failed in this case.

    • D from OR September 6, 2021 at 11:31 am #

      Good line and dovetails nicely with “…coincidentally, just months before the Covid-19 virus made its brassy entrance on-stage.”

      The image it presents is precisely what’s happening. The narrative the “controllers” deeply relate to is vaudvillian. They are attracted to the over-the-top razzle dazzle and hope you are too.

      Seems they are from another timeline now though and their techniques don’t have the same results. It’s why the tap dancing is getting fast and sloppy because they know the hook is near.

      • Rulo Deschamps September 6, 2021 at 7:26 pm #

        from OR, I think Grand-Guignol was part of the classic Vaudeville canon. The Grotesque, the Bloody.

    • robert magill September 6, 2021 at 3:42 pm #

      You have Life?  Good.  Then Life has you as well. All of you! Every organ, every drop of blood and, of course, your brain: your mind. But I have free will!, you say. Of course you do. Sort of.

      Now Life is normally quite placid. Even though Life lives on by consuming itself; the feasting is benign, as it is with all Life’s wards; with one notable exception. You.  And the rest of the human race. We are Life consuming gluttons extraordinaire. Think Gettysburg, Dachau, Hiroshima and …factory farming: ad nauseam.This is not new, of course. Our behavior is old news. Life has cut slack to humans because we have a uniqueness that has warranted observation over time. Time may have just run out.

      Humans now have the ability to destroy the biosphere. Our pernicious conduct may have convinced Life that without its prompt interjection; it is inevitable.Enter Mr.Covid 19. Force Majeure of modern plagues. Sponsor of the blame game to end all blame games. Seven billion people have an opinion…and an asshole. The ones who have a microphone or a computer demonstrate both, daily. Think Life has a hand in all this?

      Maybe the plague is a worldwide distraction to give the Biosphere a little breathing room to heal from ongoing human assault? Hmmm.Millions are dead. Millions are becoming infected every day. The virus twists and turns and presents a new face constantly. We rush to keep up but seemingly always lag behind. How so? Is it out of our hands?Note: I appear to have become hostage to this topic.

      Could I be prompted by the Life force to do it’s bidding? Quien Sabe?

      • Rulo Deschamps September 6, 2021 at 7:27 pm #

        robert magill, Bravo! Speechless here. Yes sir, you nailed it.

      • Rulo Deschamps September 6, 2021 at 7:28 pm #

        Quien Sabe, indeed? You never know. Should have gotten that tattoed on my arm when I was young.

        • Ron Anselmo September 6, 2021 at 10:47 pm #

          Solo la sombra sabe.

      • Wizard of the Saddle September 7, 2021 at 7:56 am #

        Plague? I think not. Not even close.

        If this was the plague we’d have dump trucks trolling neighborhood streets with loudspeakers mounted on the roof playing “Bring out your dead” over and over again.

        Nothing even remotely close to this has happened. In fact, we haven’t even seen sustained excess mortality in the general population…….just a lot of deaths that normally occur now being falsely attributed to COVID.

        I don’t know a single damned person who has died of COVID nor anyone who has been hospitalized by it. All such reports are either found in the MSM or are related by others claiming that a friend of an uncle’s employer’s adopted aboriginal kid from Sudan died from it in some burg 6 states away.

        I am quite sick of this massive fraud.

        • ranchlife49 September 9, 2021 at 12:05 am #

          Another nucklehead that is most likely not vaccinated. Go visit an ER in your community, any ER.

          • Ron Anselmo September 9, 2021 at 1:02 pm #

            Hey dumbass, it’s called “Vaccine Disease Acceleration” right on the list of CDC side effects from the “vaccine” – meaning acceleration of any pre-existing disease.

            ER’s busier than usual due to increased & accelerated disease?

            Yep.

            Due to COVID?

            Nope.

      • Bull Gator September 7, 2021 at 9:11 am #

        You think you are some kind of philosopher but you really are the Vaudeville Clown Act. Thanks for the humorous break with the Woke and Human’s Destroyed Mother Earth routine.

        Maybe you are Billy Boy Gates who just like Billy Boy Clinton just can’t keep his hands off women and young boys using your money and power for your deviant behavior.

        Yes, Satan and his disciples are walking the Planet as we speak but it is not likely they can be the ones who come out on top.

        Lies don’t work and never did and never will. Truth is the only way forward.

      • squidgaming November 30, 2021 at 9:27 pm #

        Nothing even remotely close to this has happened. In fact, we haven’t even seen sustained excess mortality in the general population…….just a lot of deaths that normally occur now being falsely attributed to COVID https://squidgaming.co/

    • dbrize September 6, 2021 at 4:02 pm #

      Even if I disagreed with JHK more than every now and then, the prose alone makes the reading worthy. World class defenestrations.

      • MontanaMan September 6, 2021 at 5:46 pm #

        I couldn’t agree more with you my friend!!

    • Hereward the Woke September 6, 2021 at 5:08 pm #

      Cynical, Beryl, very cynical! Don’t you believe in coincidences? 🙂

    • jvouglas September 9, 2021 at 10:53 pm #

      A general comment since all of us for the most part on Monday and Friday attempt to jump through our collective asses to find words in our language to express what the limits of language will allow the priceless ness of this man, his blog, and the thirst he quenches twice a week.
      I very seldom if ever comment because all of you do an admirable job of that! But in a blog universe of hucksterism, psycho babble and self aggrandizement this one stands alone for its richness,honesty, clarity, balls, wit, wordsmithship and a dedication to long held beliefs which seem to have over time proven to be much closer to fact than fiction.
      At the risk of sounding like a sycophant I honestly don’t know what I would do without this man and his work. I also know that I’m not alone in this sentiment. We are blessed to have him validate twice a week what I think we already viscerally!!

  2. Beryl of Oyl September 6, 2021 at 9:24 am #

    The Market Ticker Guy is using the JAMA’s science to prove the vaccines are not just useless but harmful.

    https://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?blog=Market-Ticker-Nad

    That’s what got Alex Berenson sent to the Twitter gulag, using their own data to prove the “experts” wrong.

    • Pete September 6, 2021 at 9:40 am #

      I’ve been reading the Ticker Guy for years. He’s got his finger on the pulse of healthcare in America. (no pun intended). About as long as I’ve been reading CFN. I’d say JHK is channeling the American zeitgeist.

      Today’s post is telling me that light at the other end of the tunnel is the runaway train of mastermindery and clusterfuckery, and that it’s time to get out of the tunnel and make my way to safe ground.

      It’s gonna be a heck of a train wreck.

      • DrTomSchmidt September 6, 2021 at 11:02 am #

        No, JHK is doing what an academic would call plagiarizing from this article:
        https://thephilosophicalsalon.com/a-self-fulfilling-prophecy-systemic-collapse-and-pandemic-simulation/

        I don’t call it plagiarism but amplification of the message. All the key facts JHK cites are in there. I have wanted to write up the Repo thesis for a while, and that author laid out exactly what I would have said, except for one key feature. The bailouts of 2008 were initially rejected by Congress, until later voted through. TPTB could not take that chance; they had to find a way to make voters BEG theirCongresscritters to pass the bailout. Cue the lockdowns.

        Add that Marxist-authored article about the roots of Covid to this libertarian-authored article, and you get The Whole Picture: all of the lying all of the gaslighting all of the throwing away previously existing science to push through a vaccine that is literally the most deadly in the history of the CDC online database was to serve the goal of a global elite trying to keep their financial system from cracking up and going down in a collapse like the World trade Center.

        In the article I link below there’s a second article linked about how the Tech Lords were promised control over digital banking if they would suppress Trump. These three articlesCombined give you the sense of why the gigantic psyop that we’re seeing right now is taking place.
        https://tomluongo.me/2021/08/31/from-the-notebook-the-unintended-consequences-of-covid-9-11/

        https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/world-news/banking-crisis/bigtech-replacing-banks-2/

        • amb September 6, 2021 at 1:03 pm #

          We are so saturated in false data, altered data, incomplete data, straight forward propaganda, conspiracy theories, illogical and silly premises, etc. etc. etc. that I’m at the point now where I don’t believe or trust anything or anyone. My only certainty is what the day, date, and year is, and, what I had for lunch. Certainty, science, true facts, etc. have been destroyed. Everything is in “a grey area”, everything is a “maybe”. Welcome to the nightmare.

          • Hereward the Woke September 6, 2021 at 5:10 pm #

            AMB: I get what you are saying, but the eternal truths and realities are still there. All that’s happened is that they’ve been buried under several tons of globalist dung. As James says at the end, maybe we will have to head towards a new kind of life based on those eternal truths.

          • michael September 7, 2021 at 1:19 am #

            How about the baseball scores?

          • Wizard of the Saddle September 7, 2021 at 8:05 am #

            What we are experiencing, IMHO, is a re-run of the famous “War of the Worlds” radio broadcast of 1938 by Orson Welles. This was the first time TPTB realized how modern electronic media could be used to induce a mass hysteria in a gullible general population.

            COVID-19 is the “Martian Invasion” of our times.

            We are going to feel just as silly as our grandparents did in the aftermath once the realization of reality returns.

          • Islander September 7, 2021 at 8:10 pm #

            Wizard, re WAr of the Worlds–

            Great observation and dot connecting!

        • Rulo Deschamps September 6, 2021 at 7:34 pm #

          DrTom, summing up, breathing life into data collected by others is a great talent, too. Not all of us can do it. Clumsy debaters, lost in words, without the laser focus. JHK has it. Always has.

          • Hereward the Woke September 9, 2021 at 9:27 am #

            Wizard: To feel silly about past events assumes that we will survive those events. Let’s hope we do, because the globalist swine are playing for ALL the marbles on this one.

        • Bull Gator September 7, 2021 at 9:28 am #

          “Plagiarizing” is the direct or very close copying of someone else’s work. JHK is hardly plagiarizing anything but working like an intellectual reading and analyzing large amounts of information and distilling and redistilling it for his audience in a form the audience can digest and understand.

          JHK does a admirable job at this and should be commended for it but of course he will be outcast by the Globo cap’s.

          In the 60’s and 70’s we called them Capitalist Pigs but really that was an insult to Pigs and not accurate. They truly are Protozoan Scum with no real purpose but to form a slime that covers the more advance organisms of the Planet.

          It is stunning to see the end of Western Civilization created by creatures such as our Political Class and Inbred Mutant Morons such as Bill Gates, Elon Musk and Dr. Toni. Intellectual Dwarfs one and all perhaps even nano- or femto-mental midgets on a more grander scale. That asymptotic curve approaching the least intelligent something can actually be and not be a rock.

          Perhaps given time even the rock will show more than we give it credit for and win out in this IQ test.

      • Rulo Deschamps September 6, 2021 at 7:32 pm #

        “I’d say JHK is channeling the American zeitgeist” – Same here. A mad typing shaman.

    • MaryQueen September 6, 2021 at 10:41 am #

      Yes!

      “In addition the JAMA data suggests (but does not prove) that VEI (vaccine-enhanced infection) is occurring. That is, the symptomatic and serious infections in vaccinated people may be cases where the vaccine made the infection more-serious. That, by the way, is exactly what every other coronavirus vaccine attempt has ended in over the decades. We, in our arrogance, believed that foregoing the several years required to make sure that ordinary mutational patterns would not lead to the same result didn’t need to take place and a short, four month trial was sufficient. We’re now finding out that it wasn’t after putting that risk in the arms of roughly 200 million Americans. That was stupid.”

      • DrTomSchmidt September 6, 2021 at 11:04 am #

        Ticker guy is an excellent source. You cannot Google and of his Covid articles because they would get him shut down. Enjoy your journey down the rabbit hole!

      • Ron Anselmo September 6, 2021 at 12:29 pm #

        You’re exactly right Mary.

        “Vaccine Disease Acceleration” appears right on the CDC’s own list of side effects, meaning acceleration of any pre-existing disease.

        Many are elderly, which makes sense, but those we might expect to lose in 4 to 5 years, we’re losing in 4 to 5 months.

        Look around, the anecdotal evidence is everywhere – but will never presented as such.

        • abbybwood September 6, 2021 at 2:31 pm #

          Funny how the CDC now has nothing to do with “Disease Control and Prevention”.

          • Hereward the Woke September 6, 2021 at 5:11 pm #

            To them, the “disease” is thinking critically.

          • mrs_saj September 6, 2021 at 6:05 pm #

            1984 in real life. The Ministry of Truth really worked as the Department of Gaslighting. Life imitates art.

      • Alzaebo September 6, 2021 at 2:34 pm #

        “every other attempt” means they KNEW, and decided to put it to work.

    • MontanaMan September 6, 2021 at 5:51 pm #

      Excellent comment. I read the info at the links.

    • SpeedyBB September 7, 2021 at 8:28 am #

      Thank you for the Market-Ticker link, Beryl. (No relation to Olive Oyl, I presume.)

      Just came across this extremely well-reasoned exposition on “…natural immunity vs. vaccination” on the biznews site (unusual).

      https://www.biznews.com/health/2021/06/28/covid-19-vaccine-immunity

      • MaryQueen September 7, 2021 at 7:45 pm #

        I wondered if Bubba Lynn Krewd is a close relation to Beryl?

  3. FallenHero September 6, 2021 at 9:30 am #

    Hey I wanted to stir up a conversation about good places to live, a little inspired by the podcast 1-2 times ago, where our host mentioned needing to live by water and great lakes were solid. I have lived in Colorado a while, but this state is so gone, its really sad; tons of cali/tex people flush with unbelievable amounts of cash come up, fence off sections of paradise and put up their mcmansions.

    Idaho/Montana used to be very high on my list, but they have 3x in price in the last 2 years, it is insane. 200k for a place and land is now 600k+ easy. I look a little at Wisconsin/minneasota/north Michigan area as the prices seem good, but I know little about the area. I know its snowy during winter, and that doesn’t bother me. Other spots I consider is maine or Alaska. Some of the warmer states like Arkansas are pretty and cheap, but the heat would absolutely kill me as well as no seasons or winter. Anyway, thoughts guys? I consider the west mostly gone due to prices and water issues.

    • Beryl of Oyl September 6, 2021 at 9:42 am #

      That’s why I stay right where I am, we have seasons and water and you can still own some land if you want.

      The down side is we have politicians like Andrew Cuomo, and horrible taxes.

      Then again, features like Cuomo and taxes drive so many away that even with the taxes, property is relatively affordable.

      This is upstate NY I’m talking about.

      • WilbursHuman September 6, 2021 at 10:01 am #

        Thats My thinking too………..

        Lots of water here, coming right up out of the ground in various places too.

        The Taxes are the “Killer” tho…….

        But then again, how long is a functioning .gov, going to be in place…

        After a complete breakup ???

        My people have been here a couple hundred years…….

        Like I said before….. “Know your Ground”.

        • JTinMD September 6, 2021 at 10:28 am #

          It tickles me to see the enthusiastic responses here every time “where should I go?” gets asked.

          My response has always been to advise Central NY. Grew up there in the 60’s and 70’s. The old homestead remains, on the banks of the Seneca River, with an older brother now residing there.

          Yes, currently taxes are ridiculous, but we’re talking about after the fall when that bullshit will no longer obtain.

          “Let’s Go Orange!” 😉

          • Uncle Bob September 6, 2021 at 11:04 am #

            SSHHHHHHHH!!!! Don’t turn this area into NYC North! It’s bad enough with gangs in smaller cities (Binghamton, Elmira, Syracuse, Rochester) as it is; we don’t need to encourage MORE of that shit.

          • JTinMD September 6, 2021 at 11:16 am #

            Well, you might be right, Uncle Bob, but I kinda doubt it. In the current era, Syracuse metro just keeps dissipating and dying a slow, agonizing death. Very depressed and depressing, from my perspective, and that’s fine by me. Soon will come a major revival a la WMBH. I want like-minded folk to gather round! Let’s make something of it!

      • DrTomSchmidt September 6, 2021 at 11:06 am #

        Yep. With an elected sheriff who promises 2a sanctuary, upstate New York, with concentrated white poverty is still an excellent buyout location. Good water, good land, beautiful scenery, and a government voted into power by people who elect AOC downstate. That’s why it is cheap.

      • bluedog September 6, 2021 at 12:09 pm #

        Living in upstate also couldn’t agree with you more, taxes suck, but land is not so high as other places and our winters are getting lighter and lighter not near as much snow as we used to get.

      • tahoe1780 September 6, 2021 at 12:18 pm #

        Superficial but interesting

        https://www.cnet.com/home/climate-change-safety-what-the-crisis-means-for-your-state/

      • Night Owl September 6, 2021 at 5:05 pm #

        Ha. I should have known you were a fellow Upstate NYer.

      • MontanaMan September 6, 2021 at 5:52 pm #

        Upstate New York, that is the only good part of the entire state of New York. Of course all the politicians are absolutely politically insane.

    • MaryQueen September 6, 2021 at 10:01 am #

      The midwest might be a good bet. My sister just bought a small house on an acre in Michigan, and it didn’t break the bank. Yes it gets very cold and snowy and winters are I think pretty bleak (having grown up in IL). But she’s relatively near the lake (within a mile) and she is very happy there so far, able to grow a lot of food and even marijuana (legal to grow, just need to keep it out of sight).

      I’m in Idaho and yeah, the housing prices went bananas this year. I liked hearing about Tennessee. Having lived in CA for so long, I find cold winters to be sorta tough, but at the same time, I do like the snow and winter is beautiful here as it isn’t so much in the midwest.

      • MrMangoOnMyShoulder September 6, 2021 at 10:14 am #

        Yes it gets very cold and snowy and winters are I think pretty bleak…

        I happen to love that bleakness. Nothing better than that week or two in Jan/Feb when it’s so brittle outside that you just sit with your family in front of the fire and a movie and know that no one expects you to do much of anything. You still have to go out and get work done, gas up the car, etc, but the general understanding of all around you is that “it’s time to blanket up”. Nothing better than some crisp -20 Fahrenheit breathing on the lungs. Exhilarating….and long as you have a warm house to take solace in at will.

        Some don’t see it this way…but I do.

        • MaryQueen September 6, 2021 at 10:28 am #

          Oh, I did, growing up there. It got old for me as a young adult in Chicago, though. I’d probably deal with it much better now that I’m more of a homebody.

        • MaryQueen September 6, 2021 at 10:32 am #

          Standing at an el stop on Addison waiting for a train at 8 a.m. when it’s -20 degrees wind chill factor got old – lol.

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder September 6, 2021 at 10:47 am #

            I can see that being the case.

        • MontanaMan September 6, 2021 at 6:05 pm #

          I couldn’t agree more with your entire comment! My wife and I are born and raised right here in YAAK MONTANA. 5 miles from the Canadian border, and 11 3/4 from the Idaho state line.

          If you look it up, you will come to see very quickly that we don’t have many folks around these parts. Nor any, any blacks. Thank God. That’s why our crime rate is almost, non-existent.

          That’s why we don’t even have a jail. You have to do something pretty serious to get arrested. And then if you are arrested they have to haul your ass an hour away in good weather down to Troy. Winter? Lol.

          Depends upon the road condition. If your even going to go to jail. We have 1 full-time-deputy for up here in YAAK. A bar fight? Only gets you kicked out. But not 86 out. Not on your life.

      • FallenHero September 6, 2021 at 10:15 am #

        I really wanted to move to idaho. Do you ever see it slowing down? How is the very northern parts, can you escape the prices and still be in mountains/woods?

        • MaryQueen September 6, 2021 at 10:31 am #

          I don’t see the growth slowing down as people come here to escape the insanity in CA. Sadly. I didn’t know I was one of so many to come here when I did. The surge really happened last winter… some Californians can’t take the winter or the culture here, though, and move back (I know one). But lots love it. So we’ll see.

          I have no way of predicting what the housing market will do. I will say, I’ve seen a whole new suburb go up in the 1 year I’ve been here.

          I also don’t know much about the northern part of the state. I am guessing that like anywhere else if you find a place out in the rural areas, it would probably be much cheaper than in the city propers.

          • Quatermain September 6, 2021 at 10:37 am #

            Actually the rural prices have gone up nearly ten fold ( in the past year) for smaller lots here in Central Idaho. Places in North Central Idaho appear to be a little less (Idaho County). Fortunately there is the “winter kill” factor which substantially reduces a lot of the riff raff and Californians. Sorry if that offends but the culture here does not like people who have HOA’s or vote to impose restrictive zoning laws or impose property tax levies.

          • Not_GeorgeT September 6, 2021 at 11:40 am #

            “… some Californians can’t take the winter or the culture here, though, and move back” interesting. It is probably a wider occurring phenomenon than first appears. The same is happening in the Northeast. My siblings in northern NE see these people coming up from places like NYC. Many don’t last more than a winter or two. It’s a different way of life in lots of ways.

          • MaryQueen September 7, 2021 at 7:49 pm #

            Quatermain – you are correct! I looked at this cool job in Hailey, ID and figured, oh it’s small, so homes must be cheap. NOSIRREE!

            I think it’s an enclave for the privileged. It is gorgeous, though!

        • Nigel Tufnel September 6, 2021 at 6:08 pm #

          There may still be reasonable deals in the outback of extreme Northern Idaho. We looked at places in a town called Good Grief, and in Nordman. Both Very remote, small, beautiful. Going anywhere even to get groceries is a major deal. People with romantic notions move there, can’t take it for very long, so they sell. There is turnover, and sometimes good deals. Keep your ear to the ground, and something will come up. Good luck!

          • MaryQueen September 7, 2021 at 7:50 pm #

            Interesting. Yes, being able to stand some harsh weather conditions opens up a lot more possibilities.

      • JTinMD September 6, 2021 at 10:34 am #

        Eastern Tennessee is my current second choice. But the secret of Tennessee’s goodness was revealed too early, and now they’re welcoming “foreigners” a bit too easily, imo. Perhaps a backlash is on its way?

      • GG September 6, 2021 at 12:40 pm #

        Been in East Tennessee now 6 years. Can’t see leaving. Cost of living is low. We paid $265000 for our house in 2015. Property tax is about $1500 a year and has not changed much since then. no state income tax beautiful scenery and nice people.

      • Islander September 6, 2021 at 4:17 pm #

        No Tennessee for me:

        https://publications.tnsosfiles.com/pub/execorders/exec-orders-lee83.pdf

        • MrMangoOnMyShoulder September 6, 2021 at 5:22 pm #

          Wow. Honestly, most of the elements of that exec order are not problematic. But these ones sure are:

          – 8. Discretion to utilize National Guard and State Guard members in connection with certain health care and emergency services operations. (nicely vague)

          – 18. Temporary quarantine and isolation facilities may be constructed. Umm…

          – 19. Inspection of mental health and substance abuse facilities and services are suspended. Why tf?

          – 20. Health Care Licensing inspectjons and investigations are suspended to increase resources available to fight COVID- 19 and to protect public health. Why tf?

          – 21. Inspections of health care facilities are suspended. Why tf?

          I, for one, am tired of the medical establishment getting immunity from any wrongdoing. We all are responsible day in and day out. But not them aymore. Also, National Guard and isolation camps are not a solution to a moderate cold. Screw Tennessee, I guess.

        • MontanaMan September 6, 2021 at 6:09 pm #

          I read everything in the PDF. What all do you see that’s wrong with it??

      • Nigel Tufnel September 6, 2021 at 5:56 pm #

        For a while I considered Hot Springs, Montana. A tiny town in the middle nowhere with natural hot water everywhere. It was a resort in the 30’s and 40’s, and not much had changed. It had one tiny grocery store, and a bar big enough for the entire population! At the time, a run-down cottage in town on a small lot with natural hot water was about 30k. It was the hot water that intrigued me. With the right infrastructure, you could heat a house and a greenhouse. I think prices there have surged too though.

        • MontanaMan September 6, 2021 at 6:11 pm #

          Not much. I’m born and raised here in the very NW part of Montana. So is my wife. The YAAK VALLEY. 5 miles from the Canadian border. 11 3/4 miles from the Idaho state-line.

          • ThorsHammer September 8, 2021 at 4:59 pm #

            Montana Man

            What are you, some kind of real estate whore? The Yaak valley is probably one of last places in the Big Sky State that hasn’t been Californicated. If that is your home valley perhaps you should consider having your tongue split or become voluntary griz bait. .

        • Nigel Tufnel September 6, 2021 at 6:32 pm #

          A friend of mine retired and moved to Ajijic? Mexico. It sounded wonderful – a mostly ex-pat community on a large fresh water lake. But scratch below the surface – they can neither swim in nor eat fish from that lake because of pollution. For me, that’s a deal breaker.

          • messianicdruid September 6, 2021 at 6:50 pm #

            Is that where Andy Duchenne ended up?

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder September 7, 2021 at 4:34 am #

            Zihuatanejo!

          • Feral September 7, 2021 at 9:30 am #

            My parents retired to Ajijic in the early 90s and lived there until they passed just a few years ago.

            The climate is near perfect year round, elevation is around 5,000 ft. Chapala is the name of the lake and it’s Mexico’s largest. The lake is a hot mess.

            Mom got along with the culture very well but Dad never did. Learning the language is essential there and Dad just never had the knack for it. Mom took to it right away.

            Cost of living is reasonable. Medical care is adequate and inexpensive. Food is downright cheap. If you own, taxes are cheap.

            However, no matter how long you live there you have to remember that you will always be a Gringo in Mexico and will be treated as such by the locals. Not badly, just…different.

      • messianicdruid September 6, 2021 at 6:49 pm #

        My brother bought an old house sitting empty for two years. Lots of work which he accomplishes sparingly, but while paying 200 bucks a month, he had a little to do stuff. I scrounge building materials for him much faster than he uses them – the place looks like s dump, but its paid for now. I’m taking the tractor and a 72 inch rototiller over there in the spring, but the plan is subject to the Will.

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder September 6, 2021 at 10:05 am #

      There are some deals to be had in MN/WI/MI, particularly upstate…but I can tell you new home prices in my part of MN (outermost Twin Cities burbs, where plenty of lovely farmland still exists but is being developed at an alarming rate) have gone from about $250k to “starting in the $450’s” in a matter of three years. Best of luck…it’s not a good time to buy almost anywhere.

      • ThorsHammer September 6, 2021 at 12:13 pm #

        O yee of little foresight and courage. Don’t you realize that there never again will be a place in the USA that you’d really want to live in that won’t be over run by the Californicators? In that state my friends who used to make a comfortable living from a hundred pot plants have all been run off by the Cartels allied with Big Tobacco, carrying AK47’s and growing trash weed for the legal market. The lucky ones moved to Costa Rica where they drove the property prices up toward US levels.

        If you really want to become a farmer, move to a country where you can grow food year around and irrigation falls from the sky. That $450k you’d drop on a ten acre hardscrabble rock farm in upstate Maine or a 1950’s tract house in Idaho will provide you with a finca that will feed an entire village. The mountainous areas from the Mexican border all the way to the Panama Canal provide plenty of choices. Or keep going south to Colombia where I lived for two years with the Peace Corps. If you want to live in a city, the capital city of my province is filled with new, modern apartments that rent for $3-400 per month. A life style that costs $5-6,000 per month in Boise will run you about $850.

        Or just keep dreaming of American Exceptionalism and worship the Totalitarian Highway.

        • Ron Anselmo September 6, 2021 at 12:41 pm #

          The Jewel – Belize, CA.

        • MrMangoOnMyShoulder September 6, 2021 at 1:00 pm #

          O yee of little foresight and courage.

          A bit harsh. But I agree that finding the (best guess) perfect place in the world to move and put down safe roots is a great idea. Most people don’t have the resources for that, though.

        • rube-i-con September 6, 2021 at 3:11 pm #

          i can vouch for the truthiness of what you say

          3-bedroom house, smaller than ridiculously large US houses, $250 a month to rent, $60k to buy in nice area

          food a ton healthier, sunshine galore, free electricity via panels.

          given the high exchange rate, it~s 3-5 times cheaper living where we (currently) do than in the ghoulish untied states

          • Socrates-Detroit September 6, 2021 at 5:08 pm #

            Perhaps you are right, relocate to another country.

            However, unless you speak the language, know the customs, or better yet, have some family connection, I don’t think it is so simple. Here are some of my questions/concerns:

            “$5k in Boise vs $850 in Latin America”

            If life was so good there, these people would not be emigrating to the US.

            Setting that aside, during the Long Emergency, the poor of the world will face more difficulty than they do today. But when you have little, you don’t have as much to lose. The rural poor will cope better (the urban poor….not).

            When things get more difficult over there, do you think they will still embrace the gringo carpetbaggers with open arms? Or might they think, “why are these foreigners on our land?”

            Some populist might remind them “…you see the disaster the world has become? Who created the COVID virus? Who supported the wars here in Latin America? Hecho en Estados Unidos…” JHK talks about pouring ligher fluid on burning hair–well, the good ol’ US of A has poured a lot of lighter fluid in all kinds of places. Many non-Americans instinctively dislike the US government. They are not all intellectuals who can discern between the American government and American people.

            Right now, Nicaragua is great for Americans! The bane of the Reagan Adminstration, Mr Ortega, has mellowed, and he makes sure Americans (and Europeans–anybody with “hard currency”) are safe and protected, and Americans live in $200k beach side places that would cost 4-6x as much in Florida. Life is good baby! These folks are smart–they’ve converted gains in the stock market (or maybe a legit family business) into real estate, living well for a lot less.

            But when, as JHK has pointed out, our financial mirage bursts, what then? When spigot of hard currency is cut off, or when the implosion rips the mask off the delusion of the dollar, what then? What use will the Americans be? Are they creating wealth in Latin America, that people can benefit from (or leech off of)?

            Even if you decide to farm, farming is hard.

            As a Peace Corps volunteer, I grant you may be tougher than most. Hopefully young and fit.

            But I have reservations about relocating–unless you or your ancestors are from that country, and that area, and you can assimilate with the locals regardless of the condition of the USA, think carefully.

            Upstate NY, the Great Lakes basin (with it’s hard winters) may be a better bet, at least we speak the same language and have very similar laws.

          • Socrates-Detroit September 6, 2021 at 5:25 pm #

            Yes, the food tastes better, and is healthier. There is less stuff, you live in walkable towns, there is more sense of community.

            I’ve considered going to Greece. I look Greek, am fluent in Greek, have roots there–I won’t stick out as an American.

            But then I remember why my ancestors came to the US. It’s not a very rich country, and feeding the population has always been a challenge. My ancestors were farmers. As I child, I visited my father’s village every summer for several years in the 1970s. They had electricity and running water.

            They were self-sufficient to a large degree–much of their produce they grew on their garden, they kept some goats and chickens for milk, eggs, and some meat. But they still needed bread…..and to get bread, they and their neighbors grew and sold olives, some what of a luxury crop, for money. You can’t survive eating olives, or oranges, or figs. And you certainly were not going to have a prayer trying to grow grain in southern Greece. Modern Greece has always imported grain.

            Also, as an adult, I realized they were in the top 25% or so–they OWNED and worked THEIR land. They were not among the top 5%, who had a lot of land, and would let the bottom 70% work it for, and not among the bottom 70% who survived on the whims of the weather and the wealthy. All that is gone now.

            In any case, it’s hard work, seven days a week.

            And unfortunately, the current Greek government has been among the more zealous and repressive as far as the plandemic. And Greece has many of the hassles of first world countries–taxes and legal.

            Still, after remarkable patience, there is more pushback every day to the vaxx and masks, which I find encouraging. Finally!
            Epi telous!

            Also, these people have survived there for three thousand years, despite fighting amongst each other and destroying each other, despite the Romans, the Crusaders, the cursed Turks, and the Germans and a bloody civil war. Rural small-town Greece may be a better place to be during the Long Emergency.

          • SW September 6, 2021 at 5:44 pm #

            Socrates-Detroit — Good advice and I really liked the part about South America. I’ve never been there but have known people who moved to Mexico and Panama to live much cheaper and that did work. But from what I gathered, they live in American-like compounds, only speak a little of the language and didn’t assimilate into the community. And your point is well taken if the money dries up — if no real ties to that community, they’ll be expendable.

          • ThorsHammer September 6, 2021 at 8:27 pm #

            Socrates in Detroit

            You are far from wrong in your analysis. But not everybody wants to move to the US…

            The secret of a successful migration to a country like Colombia or Ecuador is to become a Colombian. Like my Peace Corps buddies who married Colombians, started businesses and stayed.

            Or to take an example of how to become an isolated expat enclave look at the development of Boquete Panama over the past 20 years. Rich gringo style houses scattered among the coffee trees. A half dozen golf courses. Gated “communities” everywhere. Perhaps half of the immediate residents are foreigners. Really no different than Sun Valley or Jackson. Not to say that there are not a lot of interesting people in the expat community, but the place is certainly not Panamanian and will not survive hard times when it looses its lifeline to the rich West. Even if you can grow vegetables year round.

        • kendar667 September 7, 2021 at 12:09 am #

          O ye of little foresight. Let’s talk about a time horizon of roughly 25 years, does that work? And let’s bring some actual science in, m’kay?

          South America will be an arctic zone very soon. Stay away from anything south of AZ or maybe northern Mexico – too cold. If you don’t know what I’m talking about check out Suspicious Observers on YT – pure science, no BS narrative. Brazil will be on a pole buried in ice, totally uninhabitable. High in the mountains is good and the further north you can stand the better. ID and MT are good, as are the Canadian Rockies. CO/WY is also good, as are some places in the Appalachians and maybe even the Ozarks. Yellowstone is dead and not the problem people think. +6K is ideal but a lot of people can’t stand elevations like that, so shoot for minimum 4k. Once the EMP hits, the World Made by Hand scenario becomes more like a documentary.

          • rube-i-con September 7, 2021 at 10:10 am #

            kook.

            you sound like eightm of yore and his trillion skyscrapers

          • kendar667 September 7, 2021 at 6:54 pm #

            @rube-i-con, so you’ve reviewed the material and found it lacking? Odd, most find it overwhelming or maybe troubling but never kooky. Just way too much actual science going on over there to paint with that disinfo brush. Unless you didn’t actually review it?

            Just today’s update alone is a treasure trove of science abstracts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mj5VIYCbE18

    • malthuss September 6, 2021 at 10:08 am #

      west texas

      you tube–kirsten dirksen–from gotham to isolation

      • SW September 6, 2021 at 5:48 pm #

        DO NOT move to West Texas unless you enjoy hot, howling winds or cold howling winds in the winter, a desert-like, flat terrain, drought, dust storms in the spring, or are seeking a new definition for boredom. Lubbock TX was home for 4 years and that was plenty.

        • rube-i-con September 6, 2021 at 8:31 pm #

          Socrates-Detroit,

          stop worrying! you~ll learn the language in time, learn to mix with the locals, there~s no festering hate for ~gringos~. eventually you~ll chuckle at people who don~t know what you know, that life is much better outside the tyrannical fear matrix.

          do as the Romans do and you~ll be fine.

          you can buy a house for $60 THOUSAND DOLLARS in a NICE SAFE neighbourhood.

          we~ve done it, me and the hubby. and we~re not done yet, albania may be next. right next to wonderful Greece, and 20% of the price.

          as they say in the untied states, living in fear and tyranny ….. eff that

    • Maple September 6, 2021 at 10:09 am #

      Maine away from the coast is great country. The farther the better. People generally down-to-earth and full of common sense. Hard scrabble economy and sparsely settled compared to most places. Beautiful country and great for the soul. Plenty of lakes and ponds, Fresh air.

      • malthuss September 6, 2021 at 10:21 am #

        that is why Obama sent the somalis there.

        • Uncle Bob September 6, 2021 at 11:06 am #

          I thought it was to turn swing districts and states blue?

      • Mike G September 6, 2021 at 11:24 am #

        Maine- the way life used to be. Maine has turned into an out of state shithole with all sorts of shithole escape dwellers bringing their blue-ball politics, their private property signs, ticks, retirees, face masks, traffic and noise. Aroostook County is the only county left that was once Maine.

        • Not_GeorgeT September 6, 2021 at 11:44 am #

          Would it be safe to say you’re not fond of the results of rank choice voting?

    • Nik Charles September 6, 2021 at 10:49 am #

      Where to live depends on your age. Are you investing in a farm from the ground up or are you trying to ride out the last twenty years of your life? I just sold my house in Denver, the Capital of Mediocrity. I’m taking off in the RV on my Great House Hunt. I’m 61.

      I have been aiming at Idaho for years. Rural prices tripled, but since June real estate has started to get stuck on the market. All the people who were waiting for their property to triple again suddenly dumped their properties at once. People are moving back to the cities as well. Especially NYC. The rush to rural areas might have been short lived.

      Before the cold I’m going to Idaho and Montana again for another loop. The dry and the open spaces are still my first choice. For three winter months I’d like to migrate in the RV down to a couple acre “camp” in Texas near Laredo. Buy land, put up a lean-to. But will traveling become too difficult? Hard to imagine, but then again so were VaxxPorts.

      • elysianfield September 6, 2021 at 11:25 am #

        ” I’d like to migrate in the RV down to a couple acre “camp” in Texas near Laredo. Buy land, put up a lean-to”

        Nik,
        Laredo…LAREDO? I’ve been to that festering fistula. If the Cartels aren’t running the area, they soon will. There are many good choices in Texas, I’ve lived there…Laredo and ANY other border town not high on my list.

        Southern Oregon, near the coast where it rains a lot. Fire danger low. Scenery good. Rural prices spendy but doable. Oh, and we have a variation of Prop 13…keeps property taxes incrementing slower than the PTB would like.

        Avoid any location above or near Eugene Oregon…stay well west of I-5.

        As we like to say, while sequestered deep in the woods…Namaste, Motherfucker….

        • MaryQueen September 7, 2021 at 8:03 pm #

          Southern Oregon has been on fire more than anywhere else in the past 2 years. I always check, because my sister lives in Ashland. They have horrible smoke most of the summer and fall.

          And Shasta – OMG – that has been a fire hell hole this year.

          • elysianfield September 8, 2021 at 12:29 am #

            “Southern Oregon has been on fire more than anywhere else in the past 2 years”

            “Mary…yeah, but not “well west” of I-5.

          • oswegatchie September 8, 2021 at 10:31 am #

            That’s correct. That area only has the toxic fumes from the hidden meth labs.

        • elysianfield September 8, 2021 at 11:26 am #

          “That’s correct. That area only has the toxic fumes from the hidden meth lab”

          OSWEG,
          True that….

      • SvrzoH September 6, 2021 at 11:46 am #

        There is a reason why emperor Augustus had rather chosen to punish Ovid by sending him to “rural” outskirts of empire instead of nailing him to the cross.

        • messianicdruid September 6, 2021 at 8:07 pm #

          Let me guess, to make him grow up?

          • SvrzoH September 7, 2021 at 12:07 am #

            See what I mean: a “rural humor”.
            Couple of still K years later world knows who the Ovid was,and not because that incident of expulsion.

        • elysianfield September 7, 2021 at 7:29 pm #

          “Couple of still K years later world knows who the Ovid was…”

          SvrzoH,
          Do you consider us idiots? Ovid was the father of Covid….

          He was the bastard that got us into the mess we are currently in….

    • Blackbird September 6, 2021 at 11:59 am #

      Freshwater is definitely an important consideration and the upper Great Lakes area has more of that precious commodity than anywhere else. We also have a relatively short growing season. A homesteader would be well-advised to consider a greenhouse. And it’s cold, in my opinion pretty much all year. Even a breeze on a rare 90 degree day reminds one of the winter to come. A lot of insulation, passive solar heating, and an efficient wood stove will be necessary to get you through an off-grid winter. I’m thinking Earthship style berm house with sod roof and a greenhouse along the south side – looking out over a river maybe…

      Sparse, non-diverse population. Strong anti-government sentiment. Skilled with guns. Sound like your kind of place? If so, come on up and help us hold onto it.

      • Yohannon September 6, 2021 at 12:33 pm #

        Yes, ethnic homogeneity is key. And since we’re White, that means as White as possible.

      • FallenHero September 7, 2021 at 10:23 pm #

        That sounds like my kind of place. How good is the soil, and I assume water is pretty plentiful? My question is some of the hiking spots seem very very busy, how busy is the whole area, a tourist destination?

        • Blackbird September 8, 2021 at 11:21 am #

          Soil can be hit or miss in the upper lakes. The area was worked over by glaciers and they left their mark. Some areas have a nice sandy loam that any gardener would appreciate. On the other hand, there are a lot of sand hills surrounded by clay swamps. Rocks are an abundant annual crop in many fields – excellent construction material, time-tested weapon. The vegetation will tell you a lot about the underlying soil. Tamarack (Larix laricina) and black spruce (Picea mariana) on your homesite? You live in a swamp. Jack pine (Pinus banksiana)? Sand, gravel, and frequent fires. Sugar maple (Acer saccharum)? That’s where Goldilocks would build her house – but not under the maples. They stash leaves in their crotch which contributes to rot and then the wind rips them apart.

          Scenic places – rivers, lakes, waterfalls, dunes – can be very busy during the tourist season. There are a lot of scenic places in the upper lakes – but a lot more not so scenic. You can live on a river and never see a canoe float by – just stay upstream of the canoe rentals. Be patient, in the near future, there won’t be tourists anymore. During deer season, the north woods reverberates to the sound of gunfire. After the Great Reset, deer season will become year-round for about 5 years, then the deer (and turkeys, geese, rabbits, woodchucks…) will be gone and quiet will return.

    • amb September 6, 2021 at 12:39 pm #

      To me, and the wife, being mobile would be the best living system for what is coming. Living full-time in an RV allows one to be very flexible: can follow the warm weather, go where there is water, where there is food, where there is peace, get out of oppressive states, can boondock when needed, can disappear when needed, can avoid detection (just pull battery from cell phone), can go where there is work or jobs, etc. etc.

      • Ron Anselmo September 6, 2021 at 12:49 pm #

        @amb – don’t count on travel being as fluid as you imagine – when times get tribal – you won’t want to be leaving your reservation – if you know what I mean.

        • oswegatchie September 6, 2021 at 3:38 pm #

          Also, when the gas pumps shut off, wherever you are at that moment will mean you are at most going to be able to travel 1 tank of gas from that spot. Picture Quartzsite or Yuma during winter. You will be lucky to get out of Arizona.

          • oswegatchie September 6, 2021 at 3:40 pm #

            I have been on the road fully off grid in a truck camper for 4 years. Many of us out here are thinking of other alternatives. I believe the full time RV life is winding down. Too late IMHO to begin it now.

          • oswegatchie September 6, 2021 at 3:44 pm #

            And another issue are the large number of people being forced onto public lands, mainly in the West. They are overrunning and sometimes destroying areas that used to see only a few snowbirds wandering thru. Now, many areas are being closed due to abuse by uncaring lowlifes. Who will also be very happy to relieve you of any of your possessions when you are not looking.

      • ThorsHammer September 6, 2021 at 1:52 pm #

        Hi Mango

        “Don’t have the resources”?

        There are very few places in the USA where a retired person with no savings can live on basic social security payments. Not at! $1,200 per month with rent at $1,000!

        On the other hand you can live in the vibrant city of Ibague, Colombia for the same $1200 and still save $350 per month to take a beach vacation twice a year. And enjoy a climate that is permanently spring-like. And safer than many American cities. Not to say that it is not without its faults.

        • Yohannon September 6, 2021 at 2:14 pm #

          Hi Finc. Don’t forget the crime levels – and the hatred of the gringo.

          • rube-i-con September 6, 2021 at 3:04 pm #

            lots of nice areas in central/south america

            crime is higher, but i wouldn~t say hatred of the gringo is much of a problem, learn to speak and act native

          • ThorsHammer September 7, 2021 at 12:39 pm #

            Yohannon

            I lived there (Colombia) when it was supposed to be scary dangerous. Thought nothing about partying in Bogota until 2 am, then going to the bus station in the middle of the night for the 7 hour ride back home.

            Now days the rate of violent crime is less than in the US. Medellin, the former home of Pablo Escobar, is a modern new city with functioning public transportation,but not a suburban wasteland filled with SUV’s like American suburbs.. A place like St. Louis or East LA is a free fire zone with opiates flowing in the streets by comparison.

            In two years living there I never once encountered even a whispered slur. But I didn’t walk down the sidewalk with the readily identifiable Gringo swagger. Imagine taking your white ass after dusk into any number hoods or barrios all over the US.

            Finally a little story to emphasize my point. I’m two days by riding mule back into the mountains when I stop to chat with a shoeless illiterate Campesino hoeing his bean field. Not long in the conversation he asks “Who really killed Kennedy?”

            Let’s leave the uninformed beliefs to the “popular press” and disinformation industry.

        • MrMangoOnMyShoulder September 6, 2021 at 6:19 pm #

          ThorsH – Just saying that many people have gone essentially broke over the last 2 years. Glad for you if you haven’t, but I am certainly feeling a pinch. Godless corporations with all the money stopped spending it for a year, and are now pretending that things are “normal”…so for many, relocating is an excruciating thought.

      • ThorsHammer September 6, 2021 at 1:55 pm #

        amb

        I don’t think you will be very mobile when diesel doubles in price again to $8.50 per gallon. And that is just during the opening round of the Long Emergency.

        • oswegatchie September 6, 2021 at 3:49 pm #

          Agreed. I overlooked that oncoming problem. Even near $4 a gallon, most nomads are starting to hunker down. At $8, most will rarely move. And as we all are aware on this blog, if you are counting on that nice pension and increasing 401K, well, good luck!

          • messianicdruid September 6, 2021 at 8:12 pm #

            Any rivers that you could travel a few miles, in a live on, like a longboat?

    • primitivone September 6, 2021 at 3:26 pm #

      Looking to return stateside soon and befuddled by choices. I was a hippie=homesteader in Northern Mn. in the 70’s so I have lots of construction and ag chops but those northern climes are just too cold for these old bones. Land can still be found reasonably priced there, a friend is selling 120 timbered acres for 120k dollars.
      Being very modestly funded I will go the van living route for now in the Ozarks, try to find a convivial congregation of like minded slack jawed snake handlers.

    • Hereward the Woke September 6, 2021 at 5:12 pm #

      FH: I was considering Kabul, but I guess that’s off the bucket list now.

      • MrMangoOnMyShoulder September 6, 2021 at 5:30 pm #

        Perhaps a bit too soon, but that made me laugh.

    • draupnir September 6, 2021 at 5:59 pm #

      It isn’t just the snow in Minnesota, Wisconsin, the upper peninsula of Michigan. They get more in upstate New York, easy. We’ve got the killing cold to contend with, as well. We’re about as far from the moderating effects of an ocean as you can get. We’re often colder in St. Paul than in Anchorage, Alaska. In January and February we can go for weeks at a time below zero, sometimes way below zero. It’s brutal.

      • MrMangoOnMyShoulder September 6, 2021 at 6:15 pm #

        Brutal, but quite an experience. And livable…just have to give in to it, much like 110 degree heat.

        • draupnir September 6, 2021 at 6:57 pm #

          Ah, yes, the joys of waking up to a dead battery unless you’re hooked up to a trickle charger (an excellent investment). Once you get the car started, the oil is so thick it’s useless until you get it warmed up. Meanwhile, you can work on removing the ice from your car windows though you’ll have to go inside frequently to prevent frostbite. Don’t expect to be warm on your drive to work either, as the heater at full blast isn’t up to the job.

          • messianicdruid September 6, 2021 at 8:18 pm #

            I went up there for five years right after the patco debacle. The first snow was 11 inches. Like a trooper I got out there and shovelled all the sidewalks and a l ol ng farm house driveway. Three days later it snowed 17 inches. My gung-ho got up and left.

          • draupnir September 7, 2021 at 2:08 am #

            Heavy, isn’t it? I once had to take out a window in the breezeway and climb out because I couldn’t get any of the doors open.

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder September 7, 2021 at 5:06 am #

            draupnir – I hear ya…have experienced all of those things…but they are rare. Usually I just start my car and let it warm up for a while as I go back inside for a coffee and then it’s an easy warm drive. Of course, carjackings/”car thefts by warmup proxy” are up in the cities lately, but they haven’t made it to my burb yet…

          • JTinMD September 7, 2021 at 8:52 am #

            CNY winters can be very long and hard. Used to be the norm, but kinda rare for the last 20 – 25 years. I don’t mind cold, but I hate snow. Lake effect can dump feet of snow in just hours. Sucks, but it’s just a challenge to confront, like many others. I’ll take that challenge any day instead of years-long drought.

          • SG-71 September 8, 2021 at 12:58 am #

            Been here (MN) or in, heaven forbid, North Dakota my whole life. Wouldn’t trade it for almost anywhere. If you are in Duluth, or the UP of Mich, yeah the snow volume may kill your spirit, but anywhere else a solid 24″ or 28″ wide snow blower will do you a solid.

            Buy one of those 700+ insulation level puffy mountaineering coats and a good pair of ice fishing boots and you’re set to blow the driveway.

            Some people out my way (semi-rural area) have their own skid steers for snow removal on their acreage. Probably a worthwhile investment.

            The coldest days don’t get the deep heavy snow, that’s usually reserved for late February at a balmy 22-34 deg. You’ll be sweatin’ in temps like that when clearing the snow.

            As my dad always said: you can always add layers, but you can’t take off your skin.

          • ThorsHammer September 9, 2021 at 8:50 pm #

            Just buy a Tesla Pickup and you’ll have a bigger battery. Although it still may not have enough power at -30 to get you out of your driveway.

      • primitivone September 7, 2021 at 2:28 am #

        we called St.Paul, down south. to paraquote Neil Gaiman “there are universes of cold, colder than freezing?

      • ThorsHammer September 7, 2021 at 12:40 pm #

        Mosquitos

      • MaryQueen September 7, 2021 at 8:08 pm #

        Chicago was often colder than Siberia. In MAY! It used to piss me off. No wonder I skedaddled to CA.

    • Chippenhook September 6, 2021 at 6:08 pm #

      FallenHero, I give a resounding no to the arid west given lack of water & susceptibility to wildfires. I also give a resounding no to regions subject to random natural disasters….earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes and massive flooding. FEMA won’t be coming to the rescue anymore at some point. Anyplace with high population density is off the list as well.

      I vote for the Northern New England (VT-NH-ME) & the small towns & rural areas of Northern NY. Plenty of water, wood for fuel, and good land for growing things & raising animals.

      Some here will excoriate me but I say no to the South for a number of reasons but one that is taboo to say is religion. The way so many down there wear a fundamentalist Christianity on their sleeves, I’d be afraid I’d end up living in an autocratic theocracy.

      • messianicdruid September 6, 2021 at 8:26 pm #

        Next time you need a defense give ’em this:

        https://godskingdom.org/studies/books/if-god-could-save-everyone-would-he/chapter-1-if-god-could-save-everyone-would-he

        You just have to understand them, well enough to ask the right questions.

        • Chippenhook September 6, 2021 at 8:50 pm #

          I don’t need a defense. I live in Vermont where religion is something treated as a private matter. I don’t even know what most of my friend’s religions are or even if they have one. Up here it’s not polite to ask, but that’s not a problem on account nobody cares what your religion is anyway or if you have one.

          • messianicdruid September 7, 2021 at 7:37 am #

            I’m sure you are right. Defense is the wrong word. I was looking for something that made them less offensive, and might actually help us all.

      • Yohannon September 7, 2021 at 12:59 am #

        Boldly and rationally stated. But Vermont is heavily covidian, both in terms of victims and government.

      • JTinMD September 7, 2021 at 9:00 am #

        With the Canal system still very much intact, and plenty of very fertile land, there’s no better place to start again than Upstate NY.

        Climate change is a major wild card here, there, and everywhere. The polar vortex can be devastating, but temporary. The trend is for warmer weather generally.

      • oswegatchie September 7, 2021 at 12:36 pm #

        I 100% agree about the west. Too many people chasing too few resources in a harsh unforgiving land. I grew up in Rensselaer County, NY and we are temporarily in an rv 20 miles from the coast on the Umpqua River east of Reedsport, OR. Seems idyllic but Oregon is heading into a totalitarian mess due to it’s politicians. Also, rural areas out here are sketchy to say the least. And there are too many transients and other characters wandering around with bad intentions. No thanks. I have friends back Upstate, including a couple with a 600 acre dairy farm near Sharon Springs, NY. I am now thinking of asking them about permanently placing this RV on their land and offering to work on the property. Lots of Amish nearby too which can’t hurt at all.

        • ThorsHammer September 7, 2021 at 1:05 pm #

          My home state of Oregon died when you could no longer make a living off your pot farm and go to Costa Rica for the winter. Or work in he woods felling trees. Then what had been an annoying trickle of Californicators became a flood, and the Karens took over the state government along with their spawn, the Antifada.

          I can’t help thinking that things could be set back on course with a few lessons taught by firing squads.

      • FallenHero September 7, 2021 at 10:51 pm #

        Where would you put idaho and montana, still on the no go list? I really miss mountains.

    • Rulo Deschamps September 6, 2021 at 7:37 pm #

      Hero, North FL. Don’t tell anybody I sent you. I’m counting on you being a gentleman and a scholar. We got all bases. Sparse pop, deep red, water, agriculture. Shhhh.

      • JTinMD September 7, 2021 at 9:07 am #

        Might this be a record for longest thread? Wow.

        If only geography, weather, and natural resources were all you had to think about. Alas! Politics will rule. Warlords care very little about “ownership.”

        • oswegatchie September 7, 2021 at 12:41 pm #

          I think you are going to see push back from local and regional areas, especially in places like Upstate. That sheriff in Washington County? who vows to be a sanctuary for the 2nd amendment is a good example. I can see that happening increasingly due to these covid mandates in many rural areas.

    • AngryFarmer September 7, 2021 at 10:04 am #

      1) Stay north. Think of it this way…by the time the city people realize no help is coming and come for the country-folk, winter will be on them. Just make sure you’ve got a woodlot.

      2) Look for Amish communities. If you’ve got Amish neighbors, your chances of eating well just went up 500%. Also, they can teach you how to stuff.
      My Amish friends are currently teaching me how to use my Percheron for field work.

      3) As Mr. Kunstler implied, choose a place with a history of agricultural production of a diverse sort. If it supported sustenance farming in 1801, it’ll support it in 2021.

      My spot is about the best. My relative proximity (about 50 miles) from the Albany metro area makes me a bit nervous, but no spot is gonna be perfect.

      • amb September 7, 2021 at 11:25 am #

        Thanks everyone for the realities on RV living. Many points to consider about this. A better idea than being displaced from our homes would be to organize a group and go after all these Globalist actors (Klaus Schwab, Soros, Gates, etc.) and assassinate them one by one. Then all their minions would just fall apart and disperse (“cut the head off the snake”). I like the proactive approach myself.

      • oswegatchie September 7, 2021 at 12:24 pm #

        I doubt the hungry angry hordes down in Arbor Hill in Albany are going to come out 50 miles. Ever. If some managed to straggle out there, I think they would be met by some pretty determined resistors. I grew up near Poestenkill, and doubt they could even find it on a map.

      • ThorsHammer September 7, 2021 at 1:14 pm #

        Farmer

        Community is the only secure refuge.

        Great point about Amish neighbors. They are one of the few repositories of knowledge about how to live if there is indeed a Long Emergency.

        There is a fundamentalist Mormon town in east central British Colombia where they raise black cherries that are the size of a child’s fist—-. And in the mountains, mule deer, elk, moose, and even caribou.

        • ThorsHammer September 7, 2021 at 1:19 pm #

          The houses in the town are all large— they have to be to accommodate all the wives. I’m told the advantage of multiple wives is diversity. You can train one to be a fabulous cook, another to be a lawyer, and another to be an IT tech. It will take a bit of adjustment if you decide to settle there—-.

    • farmgal September 7, 2021 at 11:24 am #

      @Fallen Hero – there was much discussion in Friday’s blog post about Tennessee. It is a beautiful place with no state income tax. Summers are always hot but if you can find a place with a little altitude there’s always a breeze. Of course you might have to deal with a redneck or two but you takes yer chances I am in northeast Georgia about 10 miles from the Tennessee border. It’s a resort town but still pretty conservative. Whatever you do stay away from Memphis. Good luck.

      • amb September 7, 2021 at 11:27 am #

        There’s tax. On any interest income you earn. Not good if you have bonds or loan money for income to live on.

      • Yohannon September 7, 2021 at 11:36 am #

        Appalachian Whites are implacably hostile to outsiders – worse even than old Maine Yankee types.

        And in other areas, there are lots of Blacks. Always to be avoided at all costs.

  4. Slugoon September 6, 2021 at 9:52 am #

    Jim, you’re possibly being pessimistic with your numbers. I have weekly death data tabulated for England & Wales from 2010 to present and taking ‘excess deaths’ as a measure in the Covid era (and this is crude because how many excess deaths resulted from lockdowns and missed/cancelled treatments and diagnoses?) the survival rate is 99.8940% for all age groups. (Happy to link to my data should anybody want it.)

    For my age group (15-44, yes, all those kiddies the government want to stick the needle into) it is 99.9964%, which is to say, deaths in this group have increased by 0.0036% since Covid ‘began’. Regrettably I know for a fact that at least one of those was a suicide caused by the response.

    For 45-64s the survival rate is 99.9420% and for 65-74s it is 99.8185%.

    The death rate in under-15s has actually decreased significantly. I guess that’s what happens when you lock everyone in their houses, they can’t go out and have other accidents. Hardly a way to live.

    Now onto the latest Technical Report 22, where we examine the efficacy of the ‘wonder vaccines’. The Delta variant has been cited in 1,798 deaths since 1 February 2021 (to 29 August 2021). For context, bear in mind that around 338,000 people have died in that time from other causes making Delta responsible for 0.53% of deaths.

    Of those 1,798 deaths the vaccinated account for 68.5% (1,233) and the unvaccinated account for 29.8% (536).

    I think the statistics speak for themselves. Yet here I am, looking forward to seeing a motivational speaker in November, fully expecting our clown of a Prime Minister to deny me theatre access for not having two vaccinations. What have we done to ourselves?

    • Uncle Bob September 6, 2021 at 9:58 am #

      You did to yourselves what we in the States (allegedly) did to ourselves: elect a socialist moron to the highest office in the land, then stand around scratching our asses trying to understand why things aren’t improving under the “more adult, more responsible” leadership.

      • WilbursHuman September 6, 2021 at 10:11 am #

        And there you go again……….

        Thinking and believing…………

        We Actually have a choice.

        We haven’t had a choice Since 1963…………

        When we , let our govt, murder our president…….

        In Broad Daylight, and get away with it

        • Uncle Bob September 6, 2021 at 11:13 am #

          What makes you think things would’ve been better if Kennedy hadn’t been shot and/or Nixon had prevailed in 1960? We may or may not have found ourselves in Vietnam, for example, but we probably would’ve gotten sucked into some other overseas adventure that would’ve been just as bad. The point where things began their inevitable slide was probably when FDR got in and started doing what Wilson tried to do: federal programs galore, having to run everything past Washington for some agency’s imprimatur, and a president who was in office for life — you know, the opposite of what the United States was supposed to be. Whacking Kennedy for being his own man just put the cherry on top.

          • bluedog September 6, 2021 at 12:17 pm #

            Yes indeed read the Battle of Blair Mountain this is the delusion you dream about in those lost day of utopia..NOT.

          • WilbursHuman September 6, 2021 at 1:17 pm #

            Maybe, Just Maybe, I’m a touch delusional…………

            But taking back, The printing Of Our Currency………..

            And the Issuance Of our Own Debt , while ……..

            Shutting down the “Cabal”, known as the federal reserve….

            Not to mention disbanding, the Largest “Terrorist” Group…

            In the world…………

            Put That Price On His Head.

            That alone Leads me to Believe………..

            Our Ability to choose our leaders……….

            Ended that day.

          • WilbursHuman September 6, 2021 at 1:28 pm #

            Delusional ???????

            Not on your best day.

            I, have spent, the last 43 years driving a truck.

            The Only Industry In this country………

            Not covered under “The Fair Wage and Labor Act”

            If, I had been paid, for ALL Those hours while sitting…….

            Along some highway broke down or,

            Sitting On some dock for hours on end trying to get unloaded, or………

            Tied up in traffic, then to only miss my appointment time…….

            And then to wait another day………

            I could retire, right now and live comfortably.

            Unlike those miners, who Held their ground and

            Fought back for their rights…….

            My Industry has never found the “Resolve” to come together.

            I, Am Far From Delusional Mister………….

            And Don’t YOU, Ever Fnnn Forget That !!!

          • Hereward the Woke September 6, 2021 at 5:14 pm #

            JFK is the James Dean of politics. We can all wax lyrical about how wonderful he was and how much we lost because he died young. The truth is Kennedy would have almost certainly done the same in Vietnam as LBJ and with the same results. Nice hair, though.

          • messianicdruid September 6, 2021 at 8:33 pm #

            JFKJr. is the one I miss. Yes, I collect George.

          • Socrates-Detroit September 6, 2021 at 10:41 pm #

            I don’t think Kennedy would have followed in LBJ’s footsteps.

            Kennedy was very intelligent, he had fought in war. He also had visited Vietnam in 1952 and asked some pointed questions of his French hosts, while firefights between the French and Viet Minh could be hear in the background from the balcony of his hotel.

            I think many powerful people shared the above belief.

            I think it’s plausible that contributed to his assassination.

            If it wasn’t for the huge cost human lives, Afghan and American, not to mention trillions of dollars mis-spent, repeating the same “we are winning the battles, victory is coming” lies, ignoring the same “the enemy fought and fought well, without US firepower, our clients can’t win” would be funny.

        • Rulo Deschamps September 6, 2021 at 7:39 pm #

          Wilbur is right. Slow mo coup d’etat.

          • cbeard September 7, 2021 at 12:42 pm #

            Certainly right about the trucking industry. I too spent around 40 years in it.

          • ThorsHammer September 9, 2021 at 8:56 pm #

            Obama was “very intelligent.” And look where that got us!

    • MaryQueen September 6, 2021 at 10:06 am #

      Thanks for the stats. They are close to what I concluded here in the states.

      Problem is, nobody listens, because of the fearmongering. And now the people who have bought in are essentially members of a death cult, so their brains are gone. That also might be a side effect of the vaxx.

      None of it makes sense, and none of it was ‘for our safety & health.’

      The one quibble I’ll make is, apparently more accidents and deaths happen in the home than anywhere else (or so I’ve read).

      • AKlein September 6, 2021 at 12:21 pm #

        Yes, MQ, just like the Heaven’s Gate cult. At least they got to wear gleaming new Nike sneakers on their way to rendezvous with the alien mother ship hiding behind the Hale-Bopp comet. Amazing how some people can be convinced to commit suicide with flimsy (or no) evidence. I suppose that’s why the psychopaths among us think life is so cheap.

      • Hereward the Woke September 6, 2021 at 5:23 pm #

        Mary: We seem to be having our very own Cultural Revolution. The same mass hysteria and hypnosis. Hopefully, we’ll snap out of it with a lower body count than the Chinese did, but I have my doubts. These people are literally beyond reason.

        • MaryQueen September 7, 2021 at 8:14 pm #

          I am not hopeful at this point but now I’m also convinced that even if people ‘woke up’ it would not change the course of history.

          We are a collapsing civilization and it’s in progress, and there is no stopping it. There is only trying to survive it.

          • Hereward the Woke September 9, 2021 at 10:51 am #

            Agreed. We are so taken up with the China flu scenario, that we forget all the other factors out there screaming “Civilizational Decay!”: no shared values, sexual depravity, freakish arts, overbearing bureaucratic government, corrupted currency…

    • Bill of Rights September 6, 2021 at 11:13 am #

      Thanks Slugoon for linking to Public Health England’s Technical Report 20 a few weeks ago. I highlighted the delta vax/unvax death numbers and forwarded the pdf to many friends…but why is the vaccine not verboten by now? You live in England. What are the doctors telling you?

      On another note: I just flew back to Florida from Munich. No one had Corona on that plane because no one was allowed to board without a negative test. United also showed a video explaining that all viruses are killed in 2-3 minutes thanks to their HEPA filtration system. So why did all passengers have to wear a mask for the 10 hour flight?

      • Beryl of Oyl September 6, 2021 at 11:20 am #

        Breathing causes Covid.

      • Slugoon September 6, 2021 at 12:02 pm #

        Hi Bill, I’m not sure what English GPs think, I haven’t seen mine in three years. I’m due to see a medical examiner in the next month or two and am going to have a candid chat with him.

        Quite frankly I have suffered a catastrophic loss of respect for all authority – the doctors for not shouting out loud about all the conflicting data, the police for persecuting its citizens over trivia (I’ve been on the end of it) and the government for turning what I thought was a free country into one of fear and alarm.

        Regarding your flight, it’s pure optics. You are correct about the HEPA filters. At my place we can now purchase company-branded masks to wear. Oh, except we can’t wear them on board because they don’t do anything. So in other words, they’re a fashion statement for display whilst walking through the airport.

        • Hereward the Woke September 6, 2021 at 5:27 pm #

          Slugoon: Agreed about the medics. I had no high hopes for the pols, hacks and lawyers, but to see the medical profession do a complete Dr Mengele was shocking. 99% of doctors know this is BS and say nothing while the brave 1% are kicked out. I almost fear going to the docs now, and to a hospital even more. In our family, we’ve all made a plastic card to keep in our wallets warning any medic that jabbing us with the clot shot will see them in court.

          • GreenAlba September 7, 2021 at 7:09 am #

            Having interacted with a few recently – not to mention being married to one – I don’t think most doctors know as much as you think they do, Hereward, at least in the UK.

            The NHS is a top-down managed system. (Simon Stevens, at the top until recently, has just moved to a seat in the House of Lords. Sir Simon is apparently a buddy of the WEF).

            There will be a small minority who have looked energetically into what’s going on, but that’s all, by my reckoning.

            My recent visits to my medical practice have felt surreal.

          • GreenAlba September 7, 2021 at 8:52 am #

            I’m just remembering it was Slugoon who discovered the link between Stevens and the WEF. Comforting – not (the link, I mean, not Slugoon’s part in uncovering it!).

      • Rulo Deschamps September 6, 2021 at 7:40 pm #

        Bill, due for a long international flight soon. 3 PCR tests on the way. Weighs like a ton of bricks on me.

        • GreenAlba September 7, 2021 at 8:39 am #

          Hope you get to administer them yourself (I’ve just done one totally useless lateral flow test at home, allegedly for hubby’s work, some time ago) so that you can poke the swab more gently and less high up – or just spit on it when they’re not looking. 🙂

          Other than that, all the best for your journey. You can’t use words like ‘enjoy’ for a trip to say farewell to your mum, but I wish you love and courage.

          • Hereward the Woke September 9, 2021 at 10:55 am #

            Hi, Alba. You have my sympathy having to deal with the NHS monolith! I’m an expat Brit, so I know what you mean about the UK health scene. However, I’d argue that it’s a medic’s job to know about this kind of stuff. That’s what they are paid for, and it’s not as though the info is impossible to find. If I can find it, so can they. Maybe we over-estimated how morally superior docs were compared to the rest of us. The vast majority seem to be moral and intellectual pygmies like the rest of us. Good luck with your health!

          • hmuller September 10, 2021 at 1:08 am #

            So true, GA. Traveling has become a terrible ordeal in our world. With so many countries, each changing its rules on a whim, I would worry about surprises, like being turned away at the port of entry, or worse, involuntarily imprisoned in a quarantine hotel at my expense.

            Dr Zhivago had more fun riding in that cattle car to Siberia.

        • cbeard September 7, 2021 at 2:46 pm #

          Green Alba said I don’t think most doctors know as much as you think they do, Hereward, at least in the UK. I don’t think they do in the U.S. either. My daughter is an RN and 1st cousin is a pharmacist. They both disagree with me vehemently about covid. I have an appointment in October with a urologist, whom I respect and is a level headed guy. I’ll get his take on things then, though I know viral diseases aren’t his forte. I had a heart doctor who became furious when I refused to take statins for a little high cholesterol. I told him I would get it under control without the drug. He walked out of the room literally yelling to a nurse saying “this man says he will not take statins”. Everything I read about said statins is not good.

      • ThorsHammer September 7, 2021 at 1:50 pm #

        Rights

        ” No one had Corona on that plane because no one was allowed to board without a negative test”

        That would be the gold standard PCR test that throws up a false rate of 97.5% when administered to healthy adults?

        And for all the fully vaxed on your flight, how did they pass PCR testing when they are still carrying antibodies from being recently jabbed? Oh, that’s right, the CDC has ruled the the fully vaccinated no longer need be tested because “they can’t catch COVID,” (tell that to Israelis as they line up for their fourth booster in order to maximize the damage from the spike protein circulating in their blood streams and brain tissue.)

    • ThorsHammer September 6, 2021 at 2:38 pm #

      Slugoon

      More Statistics

      The AMA recommended course of treatment for early stage COVID is: “Go home, take Tylenol, and if you have trouble breathing we will send an ambulance, bring you to the hospital, and put you on oxygen or a intubator..

      Annual deaths in US:

      Tylenol—————————————— 450
      Ivermectin prescribed for Scabies ——— < less than 1
      Ivermectin prescribed for COVID ———–< less than 1

      New daily cases 9/5/2021

      Israel:————————————10,210

      Israel is one of the most completely vaccinate countries on the planet. It's case rate per capita is also the highest it has ever faced.. 80% of its new cases are among the ":fully vaccinated". In the face of failure they are rapidly charging down the dead end road of a third and fourth booster.

      India———

      One of the lowest vaccination rates of any populous country.
      The most crowded province of 220 million inhabitants abandoned all hope of vaccinating its citizens in the midst of a severe outbreak of the Delta mutant. Instead they distributed free Ivermectin. Within a month their case load and death rate fell to effectively zero, with only one or two deaths per day. And this is in a province with extreme poverty and poor sanitation.

      Ivermectin is too safe, cheap and effective for Americans, therefore it is the subject of a war upon its use utilizing the most blatant tactics of news fraud and censorship.

  5. Beryl of Oyl September 6, 2021 at 9:57 am #

    We’ve kind of come full circle, 20 years on. I remember hearing on the radio and TV, in the days after the Twin Towers were attacked, “we are going to have to give up some of our civil liberties….).

    Now I’m hearing freedom scorned as “freedumb”, and people are being beaten for such acts as breathing freely or going outside.

    There are still people who think this is about a virus.

    • Uncle Bob September 6, 2021 at 10:01 am #

      I opposed the Patriot Act when it was introduced, and have continued to do so. Once freedom is surrendered, it is almost never recovered peaceably.

      • Yohannon September 6, 2021 at 12:37 pm #

        It was already written and just waiting for an excuse to happen. Just as covid was for the vaccine and not the vaccine for covid.

      • ThorsHammer September 6, 2021 at 2:47 pm #

        Nineleven was the litmus test for how much irrationality the American herd would accept. Pandemic Panic is the Stage II roll out. Stage III is the charge over the Lemming Cliff.

        Delusion is the Opium of The People

        • Rulo Deschamps September 6, 2021 at 7:41 pm #

          Hammer is spot on. If you didn’t start putting 2 and 2 together then, you never will.

          • Hereward the Woke September 9, 2021 at 10:56 am #

            Rulo: most in our society have put 2 and 2 together. The problem is that the answer they got was 5.

      • Perimetr September 7, 2021 at 9:37 am #

        I agree with you, Uncle Bob. And remember that the Patriot Act was passed because of 9/11.

        Mr. Kunstler’s article is quite good on COVID, but I was taken aback by his second sentence regarding 9/11: “personally, I think those airplanes got’er done.” Seriously?

        Did “those airplanes” bring down Building 7 at the World Trade Center? see https://www.ae911truth.org/evidence/videos/video/2-architects-and-engineers-solving-the-mystery-of-building-7

        Mr.Kunstler should took at the evidence presented by thousands of Architects and Engineers, see https://www.ae911truth.org/evidence/evidence-overview

        I also recommend the Italian video that includes a Nobel Prize winner as narrator, see ZERO: An Investigation Into 9/11 at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsStj3xfTGs

        9/11 set us up for the police state that we live under today. It is important to understand that it was a false flag.

        • AngryFarmer September 7, 2021 at 12:13 pm #

          Just curious…
          If the purpose of the supposed false flag was to convince Americans to surrender civil liberties, wouldn’t framing a bunch of blue-eyed “McVeighs” have been exponentially more effective, and not have threatened the then-embryonic Woke project?

          Sorry, but the ruling class is simply not competent to pull off such a fake.

          • oswegatchie September 7, 2021 at 12:49 pm #

            Americans gladly gave away their civil liberties due to Islamic Terrorists, with the added cherry on top of supporting invasions of multiple middle eastern countries. 2 for 1!

          • ThorsHammer September 7, 2021 at 2:06 pm #

            There is one fundamental rule for living a long and healthy life in the USA.

            Never under any circumstances allow yourself to be taken to a hospital. You will die— that is the one certainty in life. But do so surrounded by friends and family, celebrating all that has been good in life, not alone with the medical vampires sucking the blood from your veins or in an induced coma so they can cram a intubator down your throat..

            And if you really have to be repaired by modern medicine, fly to Panama where they still practice medical care rather than $$$ extraction and medical totalitarianism..

          • ThorsHammer September 7, 2021 at 2:28 pm #

            Angry Farmer

            Dick Cheney operated as acting President over two administrations while maintaining his cover. And you say he wasn’t competent enough to bring in tame Saudis to fly planes in a false flag attack. hire Israeli demolition specialists to place nano-thermite charges on the central structural columns of the Twin Towers, send almost all the interceptor fighters in North America to Alaska, and then personally call off the remaining interceptor that was in position to prevent a “plane” flying into the Pentagon?

            The 20 year war in Afghanistan enabled by 911 funneled over a trillion dollars into the open maw of Boeing, Ratheon, General Dynamics and Halliburton.. How could brainwashing all the McVeighs ever spawned have been even a fraction as profitable?

            Delusion is the Opium of the People

        • Uncle Abraham September 11, 2021 at 1:00 pm #

          The airplanes did get it done. Those in denial of this reality are in Don Quixote territory, confident and without self-consciousness openly and publicly jousting with the hobgoblins of their imaginations – proudfully disdainful of anyone who objects by merely stating the obvious.

      • MaryQueen September 7, 2021 at 8:16 pm #

        Same!!!!

    • MaryQueen September 6, 2021 at 10:07 am #

      Well said.

      Also that day, the mantra of government ‘making you safe’ began.

      It all worked out well for them, didn’t it?

  6. mitchellc September 6, 2021 at 9:59 am #

    Very nice jim, you’ve go it very nicely laid out. I’ve got to ask again however, what would you do?

    You know our entire global existence is the result of fairly recent petro discoveries. That the entire history of industrialization, world wars, Finance, political economy – every last bit – is a function of just a few major fields.

    Take away the fuels, and what alternate timeline may have existed? Pop between 500m-2b (max), 80% still farming and providing manual labor? Nuclear family with no old age support outside of children?

    If you drew a graph, what would the reset look like to revert to the ages old traditional trend line? Pretty steep, doncha think?

    Again, what were thinkers supposed to do? Let every last vestige of civilization go up in nuclear clouds?

    No, I think you understand and agree. Rather I think your pique is the realization that you’re not in charge, that you might only be among the designated to be dispossessed.

    This is where I think you nailed it with your conclusion. There are no guaranteed survivors regardless of position. That means avg Joe has as good a chance as a feckless govt agent.

    That’s the hope people should have and pursue. But the first critical step is to actually understand what and why we’re in our current end game situation.

    • Uncle Bob September 6, 2021 at 11:00 am #

      Why do you think there’d be a thermonuclear exchange? The “If I can’t have it, NOBODY can” mentality?

      BTW, there were global wars prior to 1914. France, Britain, and Spain had some rather wide-ranging wars, particularly France and Britain from the mid-17th century up through the Napoleonic Era.

      Oil may be a large reason such wars are fought now, but the main reason for them is hegemony. With America’s current “leadership,” said hegemony, for now, looks to be going to Chairman Xi, what with the agreement with the Taliban and the Taliban’s support for a Burisma pipeline from the Middle East to Europe — and, one would imagine, China.

    • Rulo Deschamps September 6, 2021 at 7:45 pm #

      mitchell, “designated to be dispossessed”. That’s all of us. Dispossession of liberty is what bothers me the most, as I’m a poor man (sort of), and being my own boss is my only wealth.

      • JTinMD September 7, 2021 at 9:18 am #

        I hear that, Rulo, but nobody can dispossess you of liberty.

        • Hereward the Woke September 9, 2021 at 11:00 am #

          JTinMD: You’re probably right because, at the end of the day, the only liberty we truly have is between our ears. I read all of Solzhenitsyn’s great books about the gulag and although he was obviously a physical prisoner, I never lost the feeling that he was a free man in the gulag. They never broke him or destroyed his spirit, and he lived to see the Evil he fought crumble into dust.

    • ThorsHammer September 7, 2021 at 3:31 pm #

      Mitch

      Least any readers confuse this description with an actual proposal or forecast of the future, it not should be taken as anything but pure science fiction. There, fixed it for you paranoids.

      A scenario for the survival of the Overlords:

      1- Invent a stealth program to reduce the world population back to a manageable two billion.. Disguise it as a medicine and feed it with FEAR.
      2– Dig out the faded mimeographed design specifications for Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactors that Alvin Weinstein tested at Oakridge National Laboratories before Nixon decreed that water cooled uranium reactors were the technology of choice. (Politics and pay offs always trumps Science)
      3- Form a joint venture with the surviving Overlords of the Chinese Communist Party to mandate that safe LIFTR technology is the only one permissible on the planet,
      4- With energy supplies secure for thousands of years into the future, the planetary Overlords would be be free to genetically engineer Replilcants with superior specializations to provide for their needs whenever robots can’t perform the job as well. The prototypes have already been tested in the endless rainfall of Seattle where Harrison Ford pursued escaped variants.

      Blade Runner https://www.netflix.com/title/70082907

      5- The Operating System Portals developed during the Pandemic of 2021 provide direct access to the designs of the future human-based Replicants.
      6- Once the needs of the Overlords are secured by endless Energy and Programmable Servants, the future of the planet will be in safe hands.

  7. Nik Charles September 6, 2021 at 10:00 am #

    Jim mentions the “Power Elite.” Read it. As relevant as it was when first published in 1956. Maybe even more so. https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-power-elite-c-wright-mills/1122990489

  8. MaryQueen September 6, 2021 at 10:02 am #

    Well, the rest is worth reading, because he doesn’t elaborate much about the ‘official story’ but moves onto the covid19 hoax.

    • MaryQueen September 6, 2021 at 10:09 am #

      Sorry, I think the comment that I was responding to (gonzo’s?) went missing.

  9. Maple September 6, 2021 at 10:06 am #

    Wow out with today’s CFN by 10 am! Wishing everyone especially JHK a laboriously Happy Labor Day. Here in my neck of the Woke Vermont Woods the denial builds – “we are so much looking forward to seeing all of you back in school, kiddies and parents!”, while our vaximanic officialdom doubles down on the currently No 1 ranked NARRATIVE – “we’re baaaack!!!!!” It’s all too much. So I’m going to soothe my frazzled psyche by roasting a Fenway frank and imbibing a Long Emergency cocktail, and celebrate all labor – mental, physical, metaphysical and otherwise. Be good, all!

    • Chippenhook September 6, 2021 at 6:31 pm #

      I think it was in VTDigger that Vermont is now at 86.4% vaxed. Meanwhile the Burlington-Montpelier crowd is still screaming for a state of emergency to be enacted again.

  10. WilbursHuman September 6, 2021 at 10:07 am #

    “Oscar Wilde was right when he quipped that “life imitates art.”

    Or As I have heard many times…………….

    “Hollywood, Mirrors the future”……………..

    How many times, have they put it right in our faces……..

    What they planned on doing ?????????

  11. wet dog September 6, 2021 at 10:08 am #

    I want to mention quickly the problems that are happening in our supply chains. Container rates have skyrocketed, and I am hearing reports around the country of shortages of items at the grocery stores. Also I have a relative in housing construction, and he’s saying there are shortages all over the place, and he has a hard time locating product.

    Here’s a short video by the “Canadian Prepper” discussing the shortages and inflation he’s seeing in his industry:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7zFRp_PGHI

    The word he’s getting from his suppliers are that major price hikes will be hitting soon, and you should prepare prudently for things you must have. He’s a decent guy in that he’s not pushing his product.

    Something strange is going out there with all these shortages. How much of it is financial, how much we’re running out of resources to exploit? How much is bug-related? I don’t know.

    • benr September 6, 2021 at 10:47 am #

      Artificial scarcity!
      This can be planned like the Diamonds where only some are ever released to keep the prices high.
      Think Debeers.

      This monopoly was the start of their major monopoly over the diamond market. De Beers continued to purchase mines, as well as purchasing diamonds directly from other companies. They created agreements with suppliers, leading to them holding over 85% of the world’s diamonds, at one point in time.

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

      What we need to then ask ourselves is this about a resource being held back by production problems or intentional by way of shipping issues?

      I would suggest all the above and it high lights just how important the ability to produce things locally really is and will become more so as time goes on.

  12. SvrzoH September 6, 2021 at 10:09 am #

    Yet, this site has an :Eyesore of the month” tab. Even though pure architectural merit and structural integrity of the building are not in the same basket for the good part, I am confused about Jim’s stance.
    On the other note:
    Does Silverstein has at least once a year thought: “Fucking month of September again!”, knowing that many will start talking about the 7.

  13. malthuss September 6, 2021 at 10:09 am #

    Mary
    Yo
    Heckler

    Hear the applause >>>>>

    https://www.defendevropa.com/2019/news/europe-not-white-african-woman-elections/

    • MaryQueen September 6, 2021 at 10:21 am #

      Death by wokeism – what a time to be alive.

      LOL.

      My fav part is all the whites clapping, applauding, whistling, for their own demise.

      • malthuss September 6, 2021 at 11:14 am #

        I think about what causes that?

        self hatred?
        misery?
        wanting to go along with the crowd?

        • Night Owl September 7, 2021 at 3:12 am #

          The search for meaning. Guilt (often unconscious) over those they have wronged, but the refusal to accept personal responsibility.

          The lazy virtue signal is an attempt to soothe the wound. Self-hate takes over.

      • Yohannon September 6, 2021 at 12:44 pm #

        They did the same thing a generation ago at Portland State when Bill Clinton said Whites would be a minority in America by 2050. The crowd went wild. Encouraged Bubba expanded on it: We don’t know if it’s going to work. It’s an experiment.

        He admitted they were experimenting on us. And what does “work” mean? Become like Brazil? Why is that desirable? To them maybe since diversity destroys the social capital it would take to check their power.

        Yet you do you part – denying that Whites have collective rights, including the right to have their own countries.

        • MaryQueen September 7, 2021 at 8:22 pm #

          Yes and recently Michael Moore celebrated the news that there were less whites in the US.

      • Gonga Din September 6, 2021 at 2:21 pm #

        That’s awfully white of them. Maybe their conception of human actualization was 5/3 over estimated.

      • Hereward the Woke September 6, 2021 at 5:31 pm #

        Cliché of the week: civilisations aren’t murdered; they commit suicide. Can’t remember who said it. Maybe the historian, Arnold Toynbee. Whoever did, we are witnessing how true it is.

    • SW September 6, 2021 at 11:02 am #

      Here’s a funny take on wokeism in commercials in Russia:

      “Apparently, certain people in Russia have noticed how easily a majority population can be relegated to minority status in media content. So last week, when Russian sushi chain Yobidoyobi decided to “Amazon up” its ad campaigns, the reaction was not exactly positive. The sushi giant ran a print advertisement depicting three very Russian-looking young ladies feeding sushi to a beaming black dude, and another in which the dude was shirtless, holding sashimi and sticking his tongue out at it.

      In a matter of days, the company was flooded with angry, threatening emails from Russian nationalists and other concerned citizens. As this is Russia and not the U.S., the sushi chain backed down immediately, stating on Instagram, “On behalf of the entire company, we want to apologize for offending the public with our photos. We have removed all content that caused this hype.” On Vkontakte (a kind of Russian Facebook), Yobidoyobi apologized “to the nation” for having “hurt the Russian people.”

      https://www.takimag.com/article/the-week-that-perished-154/

      I edited the article but it’s really funny.

      • Yohannon September 6, 2021 at 12:46 pm #

        Well nobody can claim that the Russians are wrong or just being paranoid. Look what’s happened to Western Europe and the Anglosphere.

      • cbeard September 7, 2021 at 4:56 pm #

        Green Alba said I don’t think most doctors know as much as you think they do, Hereward, at least in the UK. I don’t think they do in the U.S. either. My daughter is an RN and 1st cousin is a pharmacist. They both disagree with me vehemently about covid. I have an appointment in October with a urologist, whom I respect and is a level headed guy. I’ll get his take on things then, though I know viral diseases aren’t his forte. I had a heart doctor who became furious when I refused to take statins for a little high cholesterol. I told him I would get it under control without the drug. He walked out of the room literally yelling to a nurse saying “this man says he will not take statins”. Everything I read about said statins is not good.

        • cbeard September 7, 2021 at 4:58 pm #

          The Doctor knowledge post didn’t work earlier. It’s late. in the wrong place.

      • cbeard September 7, 2021 at 4:57 pm #

        I hope the parties responsible were sentence to hard labor in Siberia.

  14. observex September 6, 2021 at 10:13 am #

    Here’s another not really Covid death. My friend’s morbidly obese mother has been in and out of hospital for cancer. She went in last week for what everyone knew was the last time and the family gathered around. While the sands were running out, she also got Covid in the hospital. So, by a day or two – she didn’t die of cancer – it is another statistical Covid death. And cruelly, the “fully vaccinated” family were not allowed in the room that day, they had to watch her die through a window. And then two of those “fully vaccinated” people got Covid also.
    We should not make decisions by anecdote, but with no honest effort to collect and report date, we have to draw the meaning we can from these stories.

    • MaryQueen September 6, 2021 at 10:19 am #

      Your story illustrates the unbelievable cruelty of the medical industrial complex.

      Horrifying.

      And yes, since the beginning, the CDC said to call all deaths covid19 deaths so the waters have been muddied since day 1. And even with all of that, they sill don’t have pandemic numbers.

      • SW September 6, 2021 at 11:05 am #

        Why would they even test her for covid? What was the point?

        • Beryl of Oyl September 6, 2021 at 11:23 am #

          Don’t they get paid more for covid deaths?

          • Not_GeorgeT September 6, 2021 at 11:54 am #

            Follow the money.

        • MaryQueen September 7, 2021 at 8:23 pm #

          So she can die “with Covid19” and the hospital can make $$ and they can pump up the numbers.

  15. malthuss September 6, 2021 at 10:16 am #

    where is that silly OG?

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

    • Blackbird September 6, 2021 at 12:27 pm #

      Some interesting details:

      Graduate of the Wuhan Institute of Technology… Seems like nothin’ ever comes to no good up at Wuhan Tech

      “After the incident, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) attempted to run an ad in the Portage Daily Graphic comparing the killing of McLean to the consumption of animals.” PETA always so classy.

      “…the only words Li reportedly uttered were pleas for someone to kill him.” Sounds like a good idea, too bad someone hasn’t honored his request yet. He’s back on the streets after serving less than 7 years in the can – I think they call that “making a new start” or something… C’mon, what are the chances he will kill and eat another fellow Greyhound passenger? Maybe PETA can hire him. “In February 2016, it was reported that Li had legally changed his name to Will Baker…” Ok, but he’s still Chinese and still tall – and currently 53.

      • malthuss September 6, 2021 at 11:20 pm #

        yes I saw the PETA shit.

  16. MaryQueen September 6, 2021 at 10:17 am #

    Yet another excellent article, James, thank you!

    “But, according to the first principle of the long emergency, governments cannot maintain control in this evolving dynamic. They sink into impotence, authority loses its commanding shimmer, it founders and flounders and flails at the citizenry, and it ultimately loses control of its… precious… narrative.”

    I have seen several of Justin Castreau’s campaign stops get cancelled because mobs of unhappy Canadians are surrounding his campaign bus screaming “fuck you”. Some are even calling him “Turd-o”. They show up at every event, it would seem, and so he can’t really publicly campaign. I’m sure as it is here, though, the WEF puppet will still somehow ‘win’ because as we now know, elections don’t really happen the way most think they do.

    Canada is I believe the next slated full-on police state after Australia (of the 5 Eyes countries anyway – plenty of others, like Chile, are already there).

    So we are getting there, where governments are losing control of the citizenry. They need to get us locked down or in camps before too many people see and understand what the real agenda is (which as we know, has nothing to do with our health or any virus).

    Things are about to get interesting this week as well, as in the US, many will be either quitting or being escorted off the premises of their jobs for refusing to be death-jabbed. Some of my friends are among them.

    • Hereward the Woke September 6, 2021 at 5:35 pm #

      To win, all we have to do is NOT get the death jab. Whatever the cost. Easy to say, I know, but NOTHING is worth the health risks of this “vaccine”. No job, no Foo Fighters concert, no luxury foreign holiday. The more people say no, the harder the psychopaths will push, the more resistance will grow. Don’t get the jab!

      • MaryQueen September 7, 2021 at 8:26 pm #

        That is my exact mntra, Hereward.

        OUR ONLY JOB is NO JAB.

        No way, no how.

  17. avartist September 6, 2021 at 10:18 am #

    Even the elected president is a zombie.

    • MaryQueen September 6, 2021 at 11:01 am #

      Yes, Jo Jo McGhoul is definitely zombie-like. Esp. the walk.

  18. JTinMD September 6, 2021 at 10:18 am #

    Move toward it.

    A call to action! Hear! Hear!

  19. SW September 6, 2021 at 10:48 am #

    Good article today and Happy Labor Day to all who still have to labor and haven’t found a path to free money. You’re just not trying hard enough!

    Speaking of destruction and work, I don’t know how many may have seen the segment on 60 Minutes where self-driving 18 wheelers were being aggressively tested and raising lots of cash investment. AI is used to drive them and they’re being touted as “very safe”. So there goes not only trucking jobs but an entire way of life destroyed all in the name of greater profit. Robots don’t go on strike, stop at coffee shops or need health insurance. Nor will they build any kind of trucking culture or solidarity. And the people (who would be all of us) who rely on goods and food to be delivered will be inadvertently supporting it, like it or not.

    When the house of cards falls over or what the precipitating event will be, I don’t know. Kids were out of school for 18 months in a lot of places, health care is a racket on every level and the government has been shocked to discover if you pay people to sit at home then they’ll sit at home especially if rent is free, possibly forever.

    • MaryQueen September 6, 2021 at 12:05 pm #

      Labor day feels very ironic indeed, this year.

    • draupnir September 6, 2021 at 6:29 pm #

      We’ll see how far they go with flat tires, or essential parts removed or destroyed.

    • Nigel Tufnel September 6, 2021 at 6:54 pm #

      A self driving 18 wheeler sounds like freight train transport to me.

    • WilbursHuman September 6, 2021 at 7:27 pm #

      I want to see, How The Fuq…………

      that Robot puts the “Irons” on when………..

      The “railroad Gates” on some Mountain pass come down……..

      Requiring Chains/chain law in effect.

      I also want to know, how that “robot” will react when……..

      At 65 mph, the road, without Any Warning whatsoever………

      Turns into black Ice.

      Or when the fog, freezing on the mirrors, starts freezing on the road…

      Yup, Another “Elon” wet dream

      After 43 yrs of this, I don’t believe I want to be, On the same highway with them…

      (Of coarse, The same could be said with the latest “Crop” of driving school candidates)

      As My (late) father said……….

      There’s Truck Drivers, and then, there’s just drivers of trucks

    • Wizard of the Saddle September 7, 2021 at 11:10 am #

      Uh……who will pump diesel fuel into the robotically driven semis once they run out of fuel on the opening leg of a cross-country trip? Seems like no one has given much thought to that.

    • So many liars September 7, 2021 at 12:45 pm #

      We just got back from a weekend backpacking trip where we met a guy who knows a bit about this subject. He’s a Ukrainian who earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Moscow, and is in the US working on his PHD. His specialty is in autonomous vehicles.

      When the subject of big rigs came up, he said the technology is not ready for that. Because of the distance required for a loaded truck to come to a stop, they need software that is able to recognize objects and movements and potential hazards much farther ahead than an autonomous car would need.

      If I understood him well (definitely an issue because of his access, a strong lisp, and the technical nature of the discussion) he said that current imaging limits aren’t even close to ready for use with large trucks.

      • WilbursHuman September 7, 2021 at 8:11 pm #

        “When the subject of big rigs came up, he said the technology is not ready for that. Because of the distance required for a loaded truck to come to a stop, they need software that is able to recognize objects and movements and potential hazards much farther ahead than an autonomous car would need”.

        The drivers themselves can’t even recognize hazards ahead………

        As we see all winter long in the 40, 50, 80 or more vehicle pileups….

        I can’t even begin to imagine the headaches these will bring to the roads

  20. Beryl of Oyl September 6, 2021 at 10:50 am #

    What I find heartbreaking are some of the videos of college students having a roaring good time at sporting events.

    To think we had evil fiends in the White House claiming that healthy young people living their lives was going to kill the elderly.

    As if those lives and freedoms were the public health officials’ to take.

    We need an Inquisition, and people need to hang for their crimes against humanity.

    • Wizard of the Saddle September 7, 2021 at 11:14 am #

      It isn’t for nothing that the college kids are leading chants of “Fuck Joe Bide!” at college football games this month. (Yes, this a now “a thing” on campus.

      Public tolerance for COVID Nazi restrictions is petering out everywhere…..especially amongst younger people. Even on the campuses of America’s college communist incubators.

      I think we may have passed “Peak COVID” at this point. Too many people have figured out it’s a scam.

      • MaryQueen September 7, 2021 at 8:28 pm #

        THANK GOODNESS!

        I hope you are right.

        The beauty of youth is they are not afraid of death – not really.

  21. SmokieHillVillain September 6, 2021 at 10:54 am #

    Hi to all,

    Have been a follower of Mr Kunstler’s work for well over a decade; earlier, I registered on the blog here as by my reckoning we’re undeniably getting nearer to the sharp end of business or to a point where we run into a brick wall of energy and resource realities. Not to mention the mass hysteria and psychosis (even of formerly intelligent people), let alone the the abject evil perpetrated by the political, financial and medical establishments.

    Living in Ireland may be fortuitous as apparently, conventional thinking posits that ‘we’ may survive whatever-happens-next (along with Iceland [at least they have geothermal energy, in Ireland it’s shall we say, more complicated, but much less resilient] Tasmania, New Zealand and to a lesser extent, Britain), as espoused here:
    https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/13/15/8161
    (I tend to be a lot less sanguine, but hey, I only live in one of those places!)

    On the score of “what’s really happening” I saw a speech by Ernst Wolff last evening where he elaborates what is probably the most accurate portrayal of what lurks beneath the official – and increasingly nonsensical – narrative (in German, but with English subtitles [you might need to increase your screen size to read these). I think as many as possible should probably see this, surely it will wake people up, if they want to be woken up (as in properly ‘woken’, and not ‘woke’):

    https://odysee.com/@LongXXvids:c/Ernst-Wolf-speech—summary:3?r=JCPYgUuvKo7ystKXeRFm9ztHjP7gWnKZ&sunset=lbrytv

    Best wishes to all,
    Smokie Hill Villain

    • SW September 6, 2021 at 11:11 am #

      Ireland is a beautiful country and has a national identity (as far as i can tell) and it helps too that its an island. But New Zealand has all that going for it too and look what’s happened there. The PM has an 85% approval rating enforcing draconian measure. The world isn’t making much sense but Aldous Huxley did say “people will learn to love their enslavement.”

      • malthuss September 6, 2021 at 11:15 am #

        Ireland is the only other nation with the ‘anchor baby’ thing.
        It has many immigrants, non white and non christian.

      • Yohannon September 6, 2021 at 12:51 pm #

        The plan was to bring in millions of Central Africans. Don’t know if that’s on hold now. Maybe with Covid, they don’t really need it any more. Diversity destroys social cohesion but so does Covid.

        • malthuss September 6, 2021 at 11:22 pm #

          covid? you believe its a pandemic?

          answer at bottom of thread, please. I dont scroll all of it from top, daily.

      • Wizard of the Saddle September 7, 2021 at 11:21 am #

        If looney Kiwi’s wish to revel in their self-imposed enslavement, who am I to quibble or to tell them what to do? I could damn well care less if they all dash into the Southern Pacific tomorrow and mass drown themselves. To each, his own.

        But as for those of us in Alabama, well……we will continue to “Dare Defend Our Rights.”

        People clay mock Alabama all they want, but at least the people here are not a mess of brain-dead COVID Nazi’s marching around trying to intimidate the unvaxxed or drooling on themselves in a Zombielike trance awaiting the latest “words of wisdom” to emerge from the sainted piehole of Dr. Fauci.

        • Wizard of the Saddle September 7, 2021 at 11:22 am #

          …may mock……not clay mock…..ugh

  22. jim e September 6, 2021 at 11:01 am #

    “but he was poor because he was discontented, and discontented because he feared he was poor”

    “So he sold his farm,”

    The man that purchased the farm… He took the pebble (from the well”) into the house and put it on the mantel…

    the diamond-mine of Golconda… the end

  23. wm5135 September 6, 2021 at 11:01 am #

    “personally, I think those airplanes got’er done”

    some humans are writers and artists and some are structural engineers and physicists

    opinions might be compared to elbows – almost everyone has a couple of them

    • ThorsHammer September 6, 2021 at 12:27 pm #

      Magical Realism, James

      Was it God or Acting President Dick Cheney who suspended the laws of Physics on that fateful day?

    • Nigel Tufnel September 6, 2021 at 6:58 pm #

      And James, what about Building 7?

      • Night Owl September 7, 2021 at 3:02 am #

        Planes don’t make steel-framed towers collapse in a matter of hours and fall in near perfect freefall into their own footprints either.

        As in our current predicament, there is no science in The Science.

      • Wizard of the Saddle September 7, 2021 at 11:43 am #

        I am an agnostic on the question of whether planes and flames brought down the towers or deliberate demolition. Like our host, I’m more inclined to believe the former, but I do not discount entirely the possibility of the later.

        In the end, it is not important to know, one way or the other.

        All that was important was the following:

        (A) The buildings dropped to the ground killing thousands in a horrific spectacle.

        (B) The federal government used this event to vastly increase its own increasingly authoritarian powers.

        The lesson to be derived is the classic one articulated by Rahm Emanuel: “Never let a crisis go to waste.”

        The entire problem with this country is that our form of government does not scale. A government that worked for a nation of 4 million in 1789 is unwieldy and unrepresentative and unresponsive to the wishes of 330+ million. As the country grew larger, the government naturally became less and less responsive to oversight by the electorate and elites learned to manipulate the system to their benefit. We reach a breaking point by 1860. The South realized the problem and voted to withdraw it’s consent and went off to form a new country. The elites in the North were having none of that and promptly invaded the Confederate States, torching and murdering their way across Dixie until the American principle of self-determination and government by the consent of the governed had been thoroughly discredited.

        And so we’ve been an imperial empire ever since, growing larger and less accountable, and more oppressive at home and warlike abroad ever since.

        But that will soon all be coming to an end, for reasons that our dear host has well explained in both fiction and non-fiction books.

        In the meantime, all that is important to understand is that government is the problem and the size of this country is the problem.

        The United States needs to partition into probably somwhere between 10 to 20 smaller nations. These successor countries will be far more manageable as self-governing enterprises by the citizenry. As for security, these countries could work out mutual defense pacts and collaborate on military defense, if so inclined, or they could opt out of the whole welfare/warfare state paradigm. It doesn’t really matter. Fears of Chinese invasions of North America are quite overblown. Geography and vast oceans remain our surest guarantee of relatively good national security.

        The biggest obstacle to moving forward with this project is the inability of the average American to imagine himself or herself inhabiting a world where the “United States of America” – as in the government of the USA – no longer exists. People gotta get over that. Nation states come and nation states go, but the people who inhabit the land persist. We will make new arrangements and they are very likely to suit us FAR better than the current arrangement do.

        Folks, it’s been an admittedly good ride as the US of A, but this current governmental arrangement is not the be-all and end-all for all time. Even the founders recognized this would always be true, which is why they articulated the concept that when governments become destructive to the maintenance of peace and prosperity of a people it is their inherent right to throw off old forms of government and to make new arrragements for new governance that are more in conformance with their current needs and values.

        There is a word for that belief: FREEDOM

        • Night Owl September 7, 2021 at 3:37 pm #

          I challenge you to watch the Architects & Engineers for Truth presentation on the freefall of the towers. If you come out of that unsure, then I don’t know what to say.

          There is absolutely no way those towers went down due to being hit by planes.

          Keep in mind A&E also embarassed NIST on their initial report, to the point that it was changed.

          They are still going, too. Because they know it matters and that the official story is one of the greatest tales ever spun.

          • MaryQueen September 7, 2021 at 8:52 pm #

            Only to be outdone by the Covid19 hoax.

          • Wizard of the Saddle September 8, 2021 at 12:18 am #

            NightOwl – My position is that the government pretty much lies to us nearly 100% of the time, so it is of no consequence to me whether they blew the damned towers or not. All that is important to know is that we ended up with abominations like The Patriot Act as an end result. I don’t need to plunge down a conspiracy theory rabbit hole to reach this more important observation.

            What I do care about is the fact that this government has done nothing for the last 232 years but connive to expand its own power at the expense of our individual liberties. Whether this has been done through covert skullduggery or just normal political opportunism, the deleterious end result is precisely the same.

            At this point, the federal government has progressed so far beyond its constitutional limitations that it long ago reached a point of no return and is beyond repair. We will not be voting our way out of this problem within the framework of the 2-party political system, which is a uniparty scam.

            The only votes that can begin the process of restoring American freedom are secession votes. It’s time to quit playing “gotcha” with a federal government that just looks down its nose at us, shrugs, and says “What are YOU going to do about it?”

            The only answer we should give is this: SECEDE

          • Night Owl September 8, 2021 at 4:58 am #

            Fair enough, Wiz.

        • Uncle Abraham September 11, 2021 at 1:20 pm #

          We are at the end of the experiment of human governance, going back to Nebuchadnezzar. Now it’s been proven we fail at all levels.

  24. Beryl of Oyl September 6, 2021 at 11:07 am #

    So, why did Rolling Stone decide to pick up a nonsensical story based on a misunderstanding, embellish it a little by adding a silly picture, and tweet it out to the world as if it were true?

    I’m referring to the “gunshot victims waiting outside because hospital full of ivermectin overdoses” hoax.

    They couldn’t check with the doctor who allegedly said it, or the hospital?

    It looks as if they just wanted people to hear the falsehood, to discredit the ivermectin.

    Why should a magazine have a position on the efficacy of a treatment, that they are willing to lie to defend?

    • malthuss September 6, 2021 at 11:16 am #

      RS is part of the beast. part of its mouth.

      • SW September 6, 2021 at 11:42 am #

        This isn’t the first time they’ve printed a story without checking facts. IMO they’re not much better than the National Enquirer in sensationalizing lies. Remember the story about UVA and the girl accusing frat boys of rape? No one checked it and it was completely false.

        • malthuss September 6, 2021 at 11:23 pm #

          yes, I remember. If she had said ‘blacks raped me’ they would have passed on printing it.

          And the Duke lacrosse frat boys, oh my.

      • JTinMD September 6, 2021 at 11:47 am #

        They have gone full woke GloboCap at Rolling Stone. They ended the Useful Idiots podcast months ago. Taibbi and Katie Harper, for crying out loud! Can’t get much further left than those two. But, since they regularly called out both right AND left, they were disappeared.

        • SW September 6, 2021 at 12:04 pm #

          Yep, everyone has to be singing from the same hymnal or that’s it for you. It seems so obvious but a lot of people don’t see it.

    • MaryQueen September 6, 2021 at 12:08 pm #

      Wearing coats in August to boot – lol. That pic didn’t raise some questions?

      Seems like it was done on purpose. They know whatever they throw out there, sticks.

      • Slugoon September 6, 2021 at 1:51 pm #

        Just going to say that Mary, how many times have we seen this now, tell a malicious lie then quietly ‘update’ it after the damage is done. Frustrating!

        • GreenAlba September 6, 2021 at 7:05 pm #

          I’ve been dipping into the book Fake News Factory, about the Beeb.

          That’s their primary MO – kinda sorta retraction on page 597 (metaphorically speaking) after ruining someone’s reputation. Which stays ruined in the public mind.

      • ThorsHammer September 7, 2021 at 3:50 pm #

        Mary
        By now everyone with functioning brain cell knows that Truth has nothing to do with Science or objective Reality. Truth is simply a measure of how many times times a meme is repeated and how brain dead the target audience is. It really matters little whether people are standing shivering in the cold in a photo supposedly taken in August. What counts is whether it resonates in the agenda of an “opinion leader” like media whore Rachel MadCow.

      • Night Owl September 8, 2021 at 4:56 am #

        Because climate change.

        🙂

    • Night Owl September 6, 2021 at 3:44 pm #

      I chuckled at the original story at the claim that those waiting were “gunshot victims.”

      Merging their pet fake news narratives for maximum effect. There were surely some victims in the que with heat stroke due to climate change, too.

      • MaryQueen September 7, 2021 at 8:54 pm #

        OMG it gets worse. The town they are saying gunshot victims had to wait, is some dinky burg that has next to 0 crime, let alone gun violence.

        • Night Owl September 8, 2021 at 4:55 am #

          I didn’t even check that, but it makes perfect sense.

          Clown world.

          • MaryQueen September 8, 2021 at 9:03 pm #

            LMAO, failure on so many levels.

  25. mitchellc September 6, 2021 at 11:26 am #

    Are people beginning to see why whites have to go? Who are the most advanced that discovered, developed and built an entire global system?

    However, who are also the most ambitious, with the greatest sense of independence and initiative, the ones who organize, and in doing so, create massive energy consumption drivers?

    Who also has expectations, a sense of entitlement, and a collective memory of how things were during their formative days of plenty?

    Let’s talk Trump – do you see why he had to go? That his appeals to a continued endless fantasy were the height of irresponsibility?

    Once you understand what is happening, then every move makes absolutely perfect sense. So, then what?

    I think the final hurdle people need to confront is that they too can be part of the winning side. Right now there’s a lot of us vs them resentment, as if govt agents have a guaranteed fast pass.

    How would a winning sentiment be reflected here, by people discussing current events thru the lens of already having made the right moves?

    • elysianfield September 6, 2021 at 11:35 am #

      “How would a winning sentiment be reflected here,…”

      Mitch,
      That’s easy…envision Mogadishu….

      Celebrate the diversity.

      Wakanda in the 21st Century.

    • MaryQueen September 6, 2021 at 12:09 pm #

      And the “hospitals are overflowing with covid19 patients”MSM fearmongering narrative is not true, and they are getting very close to being completely exposed for the liars they are.

    • Yohannon September 6, 2021 at 12:56 pm #

      Yes, back in the day of cattle drives, cattle had to be able to live off the land, be able to take blizzards and take on wolves. That was the Texas Longhorns. But they were difficult and dangerous to work with by the same token. Thus once the railroads appeared, they were phased out in favor of more tractable cattle.

      Whites are the Longhorns, about to be phased out.

      • mitchellc September 6, 2021 at 3:04 pm #

        I’ve used that exact same analogy. Whites are longhorns which the masters of animal husbandry need to replace with more docile, passive breeds.

        We were useful during the long thousand years period of subduing nature, but times have changed and now it’s time to move on.

        But here’s the catch: the smartest, most resilient and cunning are equal to the elite. In fact, we are odds on favorite to prevail simply because we always have.

        That is, whites are the product of both natural selection and selective breeding by empires over the ages. So we have unique innate organizational and cooperative skills and traits that happen to be very useful.

        The key is to use your head to leverage these skill sets. First is to Reject the death message and embrace common sense. Live among like people in areas that can survive a reset, etc

        Stop wasting your time being paranoid, pessimistic, etc. Life is exactly as it is without any favorites. The campaign to demoralize is just that, a tactic used by the enemy to suppress the realization that we have the advantage.

        • Night Owl September 7, 2021 at 2:58 am #

          Equal to the elite?

          You are too kind.

          I work for an “elite” organization and if you knew what a shitshow it was internally, you would never think twice about the issue.

          The difference between the “elite” and the rest of us is a fuckton of money.

        • ThorsHammer September 7, 2021 at 4:35 pm #

          Actually Whites weren’t very good at subduing Nature in the American West. Give a naked Indian his freedom a thousand miles from his home tribe and he would show up there a month later with a bow and clothed in rabbit skins, damn tired of eating rabbits and ready for some good Buffalo Pemician. The White man wouldn’t even know where his Tribe was and would starve within a couple of weeks.

          What Whites did have was Chinese Gunpowder. Which they used to great effect in relieving the Great Plains of it’s bounty, leaving vast fields of Buffalo carcasses rotting with their tongues cut out.

          Not too long after. the Whites “unique organizational and cooperative skills” were put to good use in the Civil War where they marched without breaking rank into solid walls of gunfire because they were organized/brainwashed. Meanwhile the remaining plains warriors ducked under their bareback horses bellies while at full gallop in order to fire arrows from a protected site. Their idea of glory in warfare was to count coup on the enemy without killing him to take his Soul rather than his life, while the White’s idea of warfare has always been to slaughter the maximum number of people, whether the target was a winter village of women and children or the city of Hiroshima.

          But we Whites are much more advanced now. We line up gleefully to have our arms injected with an untested and potentially deadly biological agent because a senile old media whore trying to cover up his role in unleashing a Pandemic on the world and his even more senile Commander In Chief tell us to.

      • elysianfield September 7, 2021 at 7:32 pm #

        “Whites are the Longhorns…”

        Yo,
        Yeah…everywhere except the locker room….

  26. wwg1wga September 6, 2021 at 11:31 am #

    Pathocracy end game.
    http://www.got-truth.com/docs/Pathocracy%20end%20game.pdf

  27. Rodster September 6, 2021 at 11:33 am #

    A co-worker told me yesterday he got his booster shot and for the last 4-5 days he’s felt like shit with all kinds of crappy symptoms. I just looked at him and said those are not vaccines. They are experimental drugs and it’s why I’m not getting taking that shit and oh by the way I feel fine.

  28. Hardrock September 6, 2021 at 11:35 am #

    I am confused by all that I read. One story supports the contention that the Pfizer vaccine is still technically unapproved.

    https://stuartbramhall.wordpress.com/2021/08/24/two-things-mainstream-media-didnt-tell-you-about-fdas-approval-of-pfizer-vaccine/

    This author says that much of the vaccine available now (9/6/21) is the UNAPPROVED vax that the phama companies are trying to use up before the Comirnaty which is approved is used. He points out other questionable statements on the FDA approval.

    However, this article says that the current Pfizer vax and the Comirnaty vax are the same and that what you’ve been getting for months is what was recently approved

    https://apnews.com/article/fact-checking-120794035019

    GREAT PLAN PFIZER TO CHANGE THE NAME AT THE EXACT TIME YOU PUSH TO GET FDA APPROVAL!!!!!!

    anyone know what’s really going on with this? I can trust my government, right? Ha, ha….just kidding.

    • Beryl of Oyl September 6, 2021 at 11:44 am #

      The Market Ticker guy said it is approved. He seems pretty certain about it:

      “First, stop with the tin foil bull****: The FDA did grant a biologics license to the Pfizer jab.”

      https://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=243387

      • Hardrock September 6, 2021 at 12:08 pm #

        Yes….certain about the approval but he also said:

        There now is as of August 23rd, a licensed and available alternative so all of the other EUAs that were granted for the same indication are, under the law, void.

        Or…. is there?

        You see there is debate over whether the licensed product is identical to the EUA’d product. If it isn’t — that is, if chemically it is not identical (not similar, identical), different only in label then the licensed product at present does not exist which would permit the existing stock (and EUA’s) to be used BUT renders any claim that you can be “mandated” moot as the licensed product does not, in fact, exist as of this time. Confused yet? That appears to be the direct intention of both the FDA and the Biden administration including but certainly not limited to Fauci and the CDC — confusion and fraud.

        So it seems he left the door open regarding whether current stocks can be used and whether any school/employer can MANDATE the jab.

        The confusion itself is further proof that I can’t trust them.

      • Hereward the Woke September 6, 2021 at 5:42 pm #

        Disagree. The EUA has been extended for the current clot shot. The approval has been given for a new “vaccine” called Cominarty which has not even started trials, let alone been produced. It’s all smoke and mirrors to keep the sheep taking the jab and to avoid massive liabilities cases.

        • Night Owl September 7, 2021 at 2:52 am #

          Yep. Just imagine how much easier this would have been if the shots were safe and were actually for preventing transmission of a disease.

          BTW, do we yet have any evidence that the full Covid-19 sequence has been isolated in a lab?

          The greatest hoax in human history.

    • ThorsHammer September 6, 2021 at 1:16 pm #

      Hardrock

      You don’t understand the magic that can be produced by a $1,000 per hour lawyer.

      Pfizer was faced with the problem that if they received FDA approval for their “vaccine” that they had been selling under a fraudulent EUA the company and its officers would no longer be protected under the liability exclusion that they had paid good Cayman bribe money to obtain before launching Operation Warp Speed. So the lawyers submitted a legally distinct “vaccine” that they called Comirnaty in its place. The FDA granted approval in spite of complete lack of testing of this “new” biological agent. So, the FDA approved “vaccine” is Comirnaty, not the Pfizer shot that has found its way into millions of arms and blood streams. All other vaccines are illegal. Their EUA’s are voided because there is now a FDA approved “vaccine.” Of course there are no examples of Comirnaty in production and never will be because to do so would open up the criminals at Pfizer to legal jeopardy.

      The entire shell game was intended to create the illusion of FDA approval and boost “vaccinations” toward the goal of universal vaccination without destroying the legal shield behind which the Pfizer vampires hide.

      This ploy was particularly useful as the truth about the declining efficiency of the Pfizer “vaccine” is becoming apparent and the marketing department is moving on to stage III of the twice-yearly booster shot promotion.

      • O.G. Hawkins September 6, 2021 at 4:08 pm #

        May God have mercy on their souls.

      • Hardrock September 6, 2021 at 4:43 pm #

        You said:

        All other vaccines are illegal. Their EUA’s are voided because there is now a FDA approved “vaccine.”

        So, when the FDA approved Comirnaty, all existing stocks of the previously used vaccine could no longer be used? What will happen to all those doses? I would assume they MUST be destroyed?

        As of the approval, no one should have been getting shots of Pfizer, right?

        • tahoe1780 September 6, 2021 at 6:21 pm #

          What’s the name of the booster? I assume it’s just more of the same 2019 mRNA, not reflective of the 2021 variant versions. If the vax mRNA changes, isn’t that a new product that must be trialed?

      • Prospero September 6, 2021 at 7:55 pm #

        Google this: “Pfizer covid vaccine disclosure” and the go to the Pfizer website where the following information is available:

        Important Safety Information.

        Side effects include:

        “Signs of a severe allergic reaction can include difficulty breathing, swelling of the face and throat, a fast heartbeat, a bad rash all over the body, dizziness, and weakness, chest pain, shortness of breath, feelings of having a fast-beating, fluttering, or pounding heart.”

        “Side effects that have been reported with the vaccine include:
        severe allergic reactions; non-severe allergic reactions such as rash, itching, hives, or swelling of the face; myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle); pericarditis (inflammation of the lining outside the heart); injection site pain; tiredness; headache; muscle pain; chills; joint pain; fever; injection site swelling; injection site redness; nausea; feeling unwell; swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy); diarrhea; vomiting; arm pain.”

        These may not be all the possible side effects of the vaccine. Serious and unexpected side effects may occur. The vaccine is still being studied in clinical trials.

      • cbeard September 8, 2021 at 10:11 am #

        I wonder if the Pfizer CEO and his/her minions have taken their vaccine.

    • GreenAlba September 6, 2021 at 1:53 pm #

      I haven’t looked into the claims and counterclaims regarding what exactly has been approved regarding the Pfizer er… product.

      But I saw the brand name Comirnaty months ago in an article as the brand name for said product.

      And this WHO document is dated January 2021.

      https://www.who.int/publications/m/item/comirnaty-covid-19-mrna-vaccine

      I imagine that just adds to the confusion, but perhaps total confusion is the aim.

      • O.G. Hawkins September 6, 2021 at 4:12 pm #

        And, of course, mRNA appears in the name ComiRNAty.

        —–

        “Pfizer are Good people.”
        – Said no one, ever

        • GreenAlba September 6, 2021 at 6:58 pm #

          Full explanation of the brand name here. Puke inducing.

          https://www.npr.org/2021/08/24/1030538074/pfizer-biontech-vaccine-comirnaty-name-pronounce?t=1630964256239

          ‘Community … immunity … and with safety at the forefront …’

          • Redneck Liberal September 6, 2021 at 10:56 pm #

            Hi GA

            I guess you missed the late post for you in the last thread…

          • GreenAlba September 7, 2021 at 7:27 am #

            Hi RL

            No, I saw it, but I didn’t reply. Didn’t get round to thanking a few other people who wished me well either (thank you, guys!).

            I’m sorry to have disappointed you, RL, but the virologists, pathologists etc. that I’ve listened to over the last two or three months clearly know a lot more than I do. And I do not think that what is going on in a number of parts of the world is ok. My daughter (who does not buy my narrative) has two old school friends in Brisbane and Perth who haven’t seen their families in the UK for 2 years and do not seem to have any possibility of seeing them. Oz has lost the plot. Or is following an evil, demented one, depending on how you look at it.

            You’ll be relieved to know that I have as yet no-one in my small circle of friends or family whom I can count on as a soulmate in the matter.

  29. trypillian September 6, 2021 at 11:42 am #

    The towers were dustified by energy weapons, of course. A hurricane was about 500 miles off the coast making a beeline for NYC, to supply backup energy fields. The original destructive weapon worked so well that the hurrincane did a U-turn at precisely 10:00 am or so. Why isn’t anybody talking about that ?. Youse ought to stop winging it and delve into the real thing like Judy Wood’s materials engineering treatise; ‘Where did the Towers Go ?’.

    • Beryl of Oyl September 6, 2021 at 11:47 am #

      I thought a guy named Gabriel blew a trumpet. No, wait. It was the Israelites on the seventh day.

      I get confused.

    • Being Frank September 6, 2021 at 2:20 pm #

      50 years ago I worked as a structural engineer so it looked to me as though the whole thing had a filmic quality to it. That it was a Holywood production.

      But all that dust?? And so very little left of the Towers after the dust had settled. I had never heard of DEW 20 years ago but now it is obvious that if you had been working in the field, in Moscow, Tehran, or Beijing you would know that 9/11 was no more than a demonstration project of just what the US was able to do.

      Beryl, you wouldn’t understand, it’s a bloke thing. All the males on here, if they had been working for 20 years on turning 200,000 tons of steel and concrete into dust, would want to show it off to the world. Especially if only the world’s brightest minds would be able to “see” what they had achieved. I was pointed in Dr Wood’s direction only 5 years or so ago and it was a case of OMG, how could I have been so blind!
      I was blind but now I can see!

      Now this Covid thing is just an insult to my intelligence but after 08/09 they were going to have to pull something out of the hat and by my reckoning, it would have to be enormous. When they lost control of the overnight repo rate 2 years ago this month they would have had this hoax all ready to launch.

      No one thought the petrodollar would be good for much more than 50 years so they have had this long to put this plan in place. Just like 9/11, if you formulate a question in your head (too much dust) then the universe, in the form of Dr Wood will eventually provide an answer.

      We are in the world of Jung’s collective unconscious at this point as I assume you all know?

      • O.G. Hawkins September 6, 2021 at 4:34 pm #

        50 years is a Biblical Jubilee. 7 – 7s + 1 for debt forgiveness. A “reset.”

        50 years of fiat Petrodollar. Time for “The Great Reset.”

    • pranah September 6, 2021 at 3:48 pm #

      “Where Did the Towers Go?” is THE must-read of 9/11 literature. Incredible work. The photos alone of the almost completely destroyed World Towers complex are worth the price of the book. The weird stuff that happened which eyewitnesses describe, the toasted cars, the dustification of the Twin Towers, and on and on–if you’re even slightly interested in 9/11 truth, this is indispensable. I listened to a number of interviews on line with Judy Wood, and you can get some of the info that’s in the book from them. Highest possible recommendation!

      • Night Owl September 7, 2021 at 2:48 am #

        Her take is quite interesting, particularly the metal objects that melted even though they were miles from the blast zone.

        That said, Architects and Engineers have nailed it, IMO. The towers were demolished via good old demolition. The freefall speeds were the smoking gun, and of course the fact that only a controlled demolition results in the results one gets from a controlled demolition.

        I’ve noticed a renewed uptick in interest in the destruction of the towers of late. Perhaps that gaping national wound will close at some point; although, sadly, The Shrub will probably have passed before “anyone finds out what happened in [that] office.”

        Rummy made it out. But there is still time to get the Texas Souffle.

        • MaryQueen September 7, 2021 at 10:16 pm #

          If only. Would love to see even one of those psychos fry.

    • Redneck Liberal September 6, 2021 at 10:57 pm #

      Oh, please…

      • MaryQueen September 7, 2021 at 10:18 pm #

        Hey what do you think about all of the stuff you called ‘tinfoil hat’ actually happening?

        Or are you STILL in denial, Fake Trae? Is the black plague making people drop dead in the streets in your world? Are masks saving lives? LOL.

  30. BackRowHeckler September 6, 2021 at 12:03 pm #

    “The government is desperate to keep the Covid 19 story going …”

    Part of the govt is desperate to keep the “White Supremacy” and “Systemic Racism” story going too, despite the total collapse of the Urban Black Community into an orgy of bloodshed and violence i.e. 60 people shot already this weekend in Chi, including a 4 year old boy and 3 other children under the age of 7. And there’s still part of a day and a night to go.

    That’s just Chicago. Look at the news, it’s the same in NYC, Baltimore, Oakland, New Haven and so on.

    Brh

  31. Walter B September 6, 2021 at 12:08 pm #

    Yes we can all choose to believe whatever it is that we care to, but after having been educated and working as a structural steel designer for many years, there is no way in God’s Green Earth that those building came down that day on their own. Jim’s analogy of a giant with his hair on fire offers an interesting way to look at it. The hair goes ablaze and after burning for a while, the flaming head drops down into the toasted shoulders, into the chest cavity, then proceeds directly straight down past the belt, into the underwear and winds up stacked neatly inside the socks. Wow, I would pay to see that happen, but then again, I guess we already did.

    Happy Labor Day everybody, I wish Ayn Rand were here to help celebrate it with us. Who IS John Galt anyway?

  32. tlauria September 6, 2021 at 12:37 pm #

    This may upset our host. No planes hit the Towers.

    https://rumble.com/vkn251-ace-baker-psy-op-extract.html

    https://www.unz.com/article/9-11-was-a-straussian-coup/

    • Blackbird September 6, 2021 at 12:48 pm #

      Watching the video of the airliner crashing into the tower in slow motion, it is amazing how the entire plane seems to dissolve into the tower without any deformation of the thin aluminum wings and fuselage. But aluminum is like that, it just dissolves – that’s why it can’t be used as a container, too unreliable, you never know when it’s gonna walk off the job. So do passengers, luggage, and and jet engines… But not passports! Those durable documents are made to survive a nuclear exchange. I understand Boeing is wrestling with the technical problems involved in building airliners out of passports – expect a miraculous breakthrough at any moment…

      • Beryl of Oyl September 6, 2021 at 1:29 pm #

        I know someone who worked at Freshkills Meadows sifting through rubble from the WTC, primarily for body parts.

        I asked him was he finding much, and he told me “a lot of plastic”, particularly credit cards.

      • O.G. Hawkins September 6, 2021 at 2:48 pm #

        I, too, have problems with the Philip F Zelikow’s Official Report on account of it being completely ridiculous on point after point after point after point.

        JFK
        Tonkin
        RFK
        MLK
        Kent State
        USS Liberty
        Moon Landings (6-for-7)
        Watergate
        Air Traffic Controllers
        A thousand points of light
        Saddam I
        Oklahoma City
        Waco
        Nine Eleven
        Afghan Heroin
        Sadam II
        Khadaffi (HRC cackle)
        Hank Paulson*
        Syria
        Election rigging
        Dr Fauci & The Kool-aids

        I missed more than I noted.

        *I can neither confirm nor disprove what I have heard many times: “Hank Paulson is a bald-headed chicken-fucker!”

        • O.G. Hawkins September 6, 2021 at 2:50 pm #

          He is most definitely bald.

          • stelmosfire September 6, 2021 at 4:48 pm #

            O.G. get ye’ down to the Slovaks Hall. You gotta chill and the drinks are cheap. Here in the USA it’s Labour Day. All the real workers ( ya know teachers, state office deadbeats, paper pusher types.) are drinkin’,eating cheeseburgers and saying goodbye to Summer. The FF’s and Cops are always on the job. My sister is a state paper pusher. Actually she answers the phone. Guvner says all must be jabbed and they are getting a huge raise payed with Fed Covid Dollars. She was in my camp but has gone to the darkside so as to get the added bucks.

          • O.G. Hawkins September 6, 2021 at 11:40 pm #

            Hey StEF. Alas, I have been dry 16+ months. The Slovaks Hall looks like it’d be more fun with Jack Daniels at my table.

            Labour Day here in The Great White North.

            Argos @ Ti-Cats then Elks (formerly Eskimos) @ Stampeders

  33. amb September 6, 2021 at 12:42 pm #

    You have to face the fact that we either have violent revolution and overthrow this globalist oppression, or we lose the country. There is a chance that the globalists agenda collapses and they fail; they do themselves in. But that isn’t as likely as them taking over and destroying liberty and freedom. I say… REVOLUTION!!

    • Walter B September 6, 2021 at 1:09 pm #

      This is certainly the place and the time where the oppressed stand up and refuse to be further corralled and abused or just bend over and take it and watch as the new Hitler/Goebbels team takes world domination to the next level.

      I would say that the unarguable fact that there does not exist even a hint of any human being able to step up in a leadership role to lead the abused hoard in revolt makes total enslavement inevitable. That and the fact that the mindless minions are so distracted, drunken, doped-up and depressed that they have ZERO chance of standing up in the face of tyranny. They WILL, however, manage enough energy to kneel before their masters, at least until they fall on their faces.

      • Beryl of Oyl September 6, 2021 at 1:30 pm #

        That’s the problem- we need a leader.

        • Walter B September 6, 2021 at 2:18 pm #

          Perhaps that is why the got rid of Trump. Whether you liked him or hated him, he had a lot more balls than anyone in office since JFK.

          • JTinMD September 7, 2021 at 9:45 am #

            I’ve heard of dudes with three balls, but “a lot more balls?”

            We need a leader with a death wish.

            Crickets

          • Walter B September 8, 2021 at 10:15 pm #

            You are on the right track, but not a “death wish” as much as a lack of fear of being killed by those who you are fighting. Jack Kennedy was often quoted as saying that there was no way he could prevent himself from being killed if they really wanted to get him and he was right. But Jack will be remembered as long as time is recorded while none of us will be granted even a paragraph of remembrance. Quit ye like men!

  34. xxzzy999 September 6, 2021 at 12:56 pm #

    “THE VIRUS” is not killing people, the “LACK OF AN EARLY IN-HOME TREATMENT” is responsible for the vast majority of deaths and hospitalizations. Governments, the medical profession and mass media’s covering up of the effectiveness of a proven and inexpensive prescription of IVM in treating “THE VIRUS” early on and in-home is clearly criminal and unethical. Over 28% of the World’s population are using IVM to treat the virus successfully, including India.

    Think about it….. the medical profession is telling patients with “THE VIRUS” to just stay home and when your lips turn blue and you are hacking up hairballs, then come to the hospital for some treatment and medication, until then, you are on your own. Most Americans will look back on this Orwellian moment in history and wonder why we were so gullible…..

    IVM was approved for use in humans in 1989 and has been used widely to treat parasites, as well as “off label treatments” for rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus with minimal side effects in all cases. IVM is also well known for it’s antiviral properties and has now been proven to effectively to treat “THE VIRUS”.

    IVM is on the World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines. In 2018 IVM was the 420th most commonly prescribed medication in the United States, with more than one hundred thousand prescriptions. IVM was awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine for its used in preventing River Blindness in humans. Additionally, IVM is widely used to prevent parasites in animals.

    No matter what your stance on the vaccine or your political persuasion, every American (vaccinated, un-vaccinated, or previously infected) should have a prescription of IVM on the shelf and ready to use at the first sign of infection or re-infection. Taking IVM early on in-home will significantly reduce severity of the disease, reduce hospitalizations and reduce mortality for the majority of patients. IVM should have a significant role in treating “THE VIRUS” disease early on, especially now that so many folks are becoming infected after being vaccinated, i.e. the breakthrough infections.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C293FxZBK9w

    https://americasfrontlinedoctors.org/

    https://c19ivermectin.com/

    https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2021/08/15/trust-public-health-authorities-at-the-risk-of-your-life/

    https://www.globalresearch.ca/1-day-double-blind-ivermectin-study-reveals-covid-patients-recover-more-quickly-less-infectious/5752276

    https://www.zerohedge.com/covid-19/indias-ivermectin-blackout?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+zerohedge%2Ffeed+%28zero+hedge+-+on+a+long+enough+timeline%2C+the+survival+rate+for+everyone+drops+to+zero%29

    https://www.thedesertreview.com/opinion/columnists/indian-bar-association-sues-who-scientist-over-ivermectin/article_f90599f8-c7be-11eb-a8dc-0b3cbb3b4dfa.html

    https://www.globalresearch.ca/biggest-crime-committed-during-vaccine-heist/5748982

    https://www.globalresearch.ca/efficacy-safety-ivermectin-treatment-prophylaxis-covid-19-pandemic/5731078

    https://www.globalresearch.ca/covid-deaths-plunge-major-world-city-introduces-ivermectin/5746746

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8e3u3rKyNj8

  35. BackRowHeckler September 6, 2021 at 1:22 pm #

    To paraphrase Comrade Stalin, How many divisions do the Globalists have?

    No need for a violent revolution, just tell them Go F#kk Themselves. What are they gonna do about it?

    Brh

    • PeteAtomic September 6, 2021 at 1:40 pm #

      “How many divisions do the Globalists have?”

      count how many divisions the US/NATO has. That’s your number

      • BackRowHeckler September 6, 2021 at 2:32 pm #

        Pete, I think this Afghanistan debacle has just about finished off NATO. The coup de grasse will be when Dutch and American Tranny Divisions — led personally by General Milley Vanilly himself, in drag — get their asses kicked by Russian infantry in the Donbas Region of Ukraine.

        As far as I know, Russian infantry has not embraced tranvestitism, and are not offering sex change operations at their national military hospitals.

        GOOD NEWS PETE BUTTGIEG AND HIS HUSBAND HAD TWINS! Strangely enough, the pic they sent out was taken from a hospital ward, as if this dude Chasten had just given birth.

        Brh

        • MaryQueen September 6, 2021 at 3:53 pm #

          Not to be a Qschtick but it’s “coup de grace” FYI 🙂

          • SW September 6, 2021 at 6:05 pm #

            I looked up the picture and you’re right. There they both sit on a hospital bed each holding an infant. A more honest picture would have been the living room couch and feeding them bottles.

        • malthuss September 6, 2021 at 11:32 pm #

          Yes I saw the pic.

          Mr Infanticide has twins.

          and you are a homophobe.

          • Wizard of the Saddle September 7, 2021 at 12:02 pm #

            Wrong emotion implied.

            Normal people do not “fear” homosexual deviants. The whole “phobe” part is a slick piece of propaganda. It implies that heterosexuals go around quaking in their boots out of some morbid “fear” that the homos are coming to get them. It’s an inside joke on the part of the homosexual activists, who get juiced by insulting heterosexual men by implying that they are pussies who coward at the sight of Nancy Boys in drag.

            The reality is that there is an emotion in play here, but it is not fear….it is revulsion and disgust. As in, “they make me want to vomit.”

            Hopefully this clears up any confusion.

  36. Yohannon September 6, 2021 at 1:27 pm #

    https://www.barnhardt.biz/2021/09/05/we-didnt-love-freedom-enough-and-even-more-we-had-no-awareness-of-the-real-situation-we-purely-and-simply-deserved-everything-that-happened-afterward/

    Parisian police beat a woman for trying to shop without a passport. See here get hit in the face with the edge of plexiglass shield. They’re really into it. Emergency!

    Think “our” (the Elite’s) police won’t do the same? They do what they’re told. They obey those who sign their checks. Not very human. The real people will resign.

    • Beryl of Oyl September 6, 2021 at 1:33 pm #

      Paris has had hundreds of thousands protesting in the streets, so it isn’t as if the police haven’t been exposed to the idea that this isn’t about a virus.

      So many people will jump at the chance to be Little Hitler for a day.

      • SW September 6, 2021 at 6:09 pm #

        That’s very true and prying “power” from their hands won’t be easy.

        But there is a glimmer of hope. SWA told their flight attendants that they’re not the mask police. Simply state the policy at the beginning of the flight and if a passenger doesn’t have a mask on, ignore it. It’s not their job to force them to.

    • Night Owl September 7, 2021 at 2:38 am #

      I still remember the days when Mr. Schwab’s passports that were to be implemented by the WEF Young Global Leaders he has installed in various countries around the world were just “conspiracy theory.”

      Imagine that. I sure hope it doesn’t turn into a global ID developed by Thales and IBM.

      How could anyone possibly know about these things?

      All wild theories, you see. There aren’t any documents from the James Bond villain outlining any of this, and such a plan could NEVER come to fruition, you see.

      No, siree.

  37. PeteAtomic September 6, 2021 at 1:43 pm #

    Walmart tycoon planning on building his own utopian mega city in the US southwest, with the Equitism Tower as the central cathredal to their Woke gods.

    https://www.cnn.com/style/article/telosa-marc-lore-blake-ingels-new-city/index.html

    The words bizarre, cultish, and just down right creepy come to my mind.

    • BackRowHeckler September 6, 2021 at 2:16 pm #

      I’ve been reading about that. It’s a utopian plan cooked up by some architect in Denmark or Belgium, should be ready to move into by 2030 (just in time for the Climate apocalypse) This planned city is one big Climate Justice wet dream for a cost of about $500 billion. There are mock ups, which is a candidate for ‘Eyesore of the Month’. Jim will have a field day with these megalomaniacs.

      • PeteAtomic September 6, 2021 at 5:44 pm #

        I’m perplexed as to how enough water will be available for this.

        The West generally appears to be headed into a very dry winter, which will greatly exacerbate their troubles.

        So. Desalinization, anyone?

    • Soul Forensics September 6, 2021 at 2:17 pm #

      Burj Dubai, without all those annoying tourists.

      Instead of tricked East Indians, they won’t even have to import anyone to build it. Plenty of deplorables right here.

      • Soul Forensics September 6, 2021 at 2:19 pm #

        Living in cordoned-off shantytowns, of course, in 110-degree heat. A taste of Africa, right at home!

    • tully September 6, 2021 at 4:26 pm #

      My bad @PeteAtomic; I did not see your post before posting myself down the comments. Perhaps JHK admin can remove my duplicate.

      Hope Jim goes to town on this sucker in a future Eyesore of the Month.

      • PeteAtomic September 6, 2021 at 5:42 pm #

        oh no big deal buddy

        Comment away!

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder September 7, 2021 at 12:04 pm #

      WTF. Why do this? Jealousy of Dubai?

      $400B, which will of course end up being $4T when all is said and done, could be invested in our existing cities that need it badly.

      Rich folks playing God…

  38. gulag September 6, 2021 at 1:46 pm #

    ” According to the first principle of the long emergency government cannot maintain control in this evolving dynamic.”

    Lets look at this assumption more carefully.

    One example:

    Headquartered at Fort Meade is an institutional structure (the NSA) which has, over the past two decades, created a set of databases (in particular MAINWAY, a database preconfigured to map anyone’s life at the touch of a button–in which its software builds an ongoing profile capable of tracing paths to your spouse, your boss, your shrink, your landlord, your bookie and perhaps to someone you would rather not mention at all–see “Dark Mirror,” by Barton Gellman). This NSA tool by itself could be used for endless blackmail, discrimination, harassment, financial threats and unending types of coercion.

    This NSA database was created in secret, and, I would argue, has profoundly changed the balance of power between government and the governed.

    I would submit that this single instrument of privileged knowledge may have the power to control and shape the type of events we see going on around us.

    In addition, this one tool of the NSA is a single part of its global technological network of staggering power and complexity–undersea cables, orbiting satellites, and monitoring devices in our homes and phones along with (as of 2013) a broader National Security apparatus consisting of:

    854,000 vetted official, 263 security organization, 3,000 different types of intelligence units issuing 50,000 special reports each year encased with 16 intelligence agencies with 107,000 employees and an estimated budge of $52.6 billion (2013 figure).

    With this type of infrastructure it is at least arguable that the long emergency of supposed complete governmental collapse may be in the process of revealing a totalitarian tendency of historically unprecedented ambition, control and duration.

    • O.G. Hawkins September 6, 2021 at 2:04 pm #

      Sad but True.

    • Amman September 6, 2021 at 2:57 pm #

      Yes, indeed, and you should have employed them for Afghanistan, si?

    • gustafson.robert.22 September 6, 2021 at 5:14 pm #

      Would I be wrong sensing that there are some people almost drooling in anticipation of this growing spectre of deep-state totalitarianism? Would I be wrong to suggest it’s merely a cloaked expression of fetishization of techno-industrial power? With a little cold-war and hollywood-style-black-ops nostalgia thrown in?

      • O.G. Hawkins September 6, 2021 at 11:34 pm #

        Personally, I do not drool. I do, however, watch the Lord’s Word fulfilled in amazement.

      • MrMangoOnMyShoulder September 7, 2021 at 12:13 pm #

        Half the populationn, likely comparable to those cheerleading for endless vaxxing, will think an emerging global techno-state will be “cool” and will participate without hesitation, no matter what they have to give up. They will get neat gadgets and illicit VR delights and pretend to love life.

        But they will not love life, they will have given over their concept of natural joy to someone else. Someone who does not care about them at all…whoops.

        • Hereward the Woke September 9, 2021 at 3:19 pm #

          Someone said recently (can’t recall who) that we are not just in danger of losing our liberty, but also our humanity. I’m amazed in my daily life how inhuman so many people today look: masked up, earphones on, sunglasses, baseball hat. And those dead, vacant eyes. I keep on expecting George Romero to jump out and say, “Cut! Thankyou folks, that was just how I want it to look!”

    • Wizard of the Saddle September 7, 2021 at 12:14 pm #

      This is all well and fine. But the bottom-line is this: It all comes down to violence in the end. Most governments claim an absolute monopoly on the use of violence. America is a bit different. While our government also largely claims a monopoly on the lawful use of violence, it is not an absolute monopoly. Thanks to the Founders and the 2nd Amendment, American citizens retain a right to keep and bear arms. The purpose of guaranteeing that right against government infringement was quite singular: To ensure that the government of the United States would NEVER enjoy an absolute monopoly on the use of violence. The Founders had just used violence to overthrow the British Crown. They were not about to relinquish that right to a government of their own creation. They well understood that ALL governments tend towards tyranny over time, and that it would be essential to preserve in the hands of the people – the true sovereigns – the right to use armed violence to defend all of their natural rights.

      Too many Americans today have forgotten this, but not all. Violence is not inherently evil. It is just wildly unpleasant. No civilized man thirsts to engage in violence. But civilized men also do not shirk their duty to utilize violence, when it is justified, as the last resort to prevent tyranny. Tyranny, after all, is endless violence…..with no recourse.

      Violence, for example, was used on December 25, 1989 to end the tyranny of the murderous and totalitarian Ceaucescu Communist dictatorship of Romania. Do we fault the Romanians for using violence to end such a regime? I should hope not.

      • Wizard of the Saddle September 7, 2021 at 12:17 pm #

        I would add that this post is not an incitement nor an immediate advocacy that anyone here engage in armed violence. It is merely a philosophical exercise in explaining how at it’s lowest common denominator, all governments are expressly about the use of violence to maintain their authority to govern. This should not shock or surprise anyone who is a student of American history, as I have been all of my life. It was George Washington, after all, who famously observed that government is not reason, it is FORCE.

  39. Roundball Shaman September 6, 2021 at 1:51 pm #

    “The upcoming twentieth anniversary of 9/11 is soon upon us and the horrifying videos are back in your face.”

    The Dark Ones wanted a ‘New Pearl Harbor’. They wrote about this before it happened. They lusted after it. And guess what? THEY GOT IT. Surprise, huh?

    And thus, they will milk this event year after year. Anniversary after anniversary. Keep milking that cow of deflection, misdirection, chaos, and death.

    “…the demolition provides a potent image for what is happening now: smoke billows out of the top floors, rather like a person with his hair on fire… and then each giant structure slumps into total collapse…”

    Another potent image for what is happening now is just your regular kind of estate sale event. The United States is having a Final Liquidation sale… a Going Out of Business sale. It is being auctioned off, sold off, stolen, skimmed and snookered right out of existence. And The Dark Ones are making a fortune all the while off of this… just like they have with that New Pearl Harbor they will never let pass from our sight.

    “And here we are… in the season of collapse… when things traditionally fall apart… when zombies, ghouls, and monsters stalk the earth.”

    We have all enjoyed the Halloween time when it came about once a year. But now, every day is a new Halloween of Horrors and the zombies, ghouls, and monsters surround us in positions of power and influence. It gets a bit old when every single day is yet another Halloween and there is yet another day of watching these zombies, ghouls, and monsters destroy our lives, families, businesses, and way of life.

    We don’t need endless Halloweens. What we need is a Happy New Year. And an Easter wouldn’t be a bad idea, either. And neither of these has any zombies, ghouls, and monsters in it.

    • Walter B September 6, 2021 at 2:28 pm #

      It’s it funny how they tell you what they are going to do before they do it in terms just vague enough to keep the masses from understanding that they are being warned. That way they can weed out the wise from the weak and stupid, choose which ones to vax into oblivion and which ones to watch out for.

      • Amman September 6, 2021 at 2:53 pm #

        Care to elaborate for the crowd?

        • Walter B September 6, 2021 at 3:50 pm #

          PNAC (Project for the New American Century), a think tank headed up by Dirty Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz, and George Bush Jr. published a report titled “Rebuilding America’s Defenses” Strategy, Forces and resources For a New American Century, and published this in September 2000.

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

          The 78 page document detailed how the future of America’s armed forces would need to be upgraded with new state of the art technologies and take on a role of smaller, more surgical strike capabilities including the weaponization of Space and the Internet. The report went on to state that the massive expenses would be hard to sell to the American public, “absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event – like a new Pearl Harbor”, on page 51. A year later, these same four men went from being an outside entity to assuming the control of the United States government and just “happened” to get that New Pearl Harbor event on 11 Sep 2001.

          While all of the coincidence theorists out there were convinced that shit just happens, many of us heard the warning and saw it play out just as stated. These guys have balls and the American public, for the most part, lacks brains. But that does not mean that they should be taken advantage of even though they always are.

          • Amman September 7, 2021 at 2:36 am #

            I see…

        • MaryQueen September 6, 2021 at 9:42 pm #

          Brazil, 1984, Brave New World, World Economic Forum, The Great Reset, every dystopian novel and movie besides the ones I listed…

        • MaryQueen September 8, 2021 at 10:21 pm #

          Go to world economic forum’s site.

        • Hereward the Woke September 9, 2021 at 3:21 pm #

          Off the top of my head: “You will own nothing and be happy” (Schwab) or “Vaccines will help population control” (Gates)

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder September 7, 2021 at 12:16 pm #

      Easter wouldn’t be a bad idea, either. And neither of these has any zombies, ghouls, and monsters in it.

      I suppose that depends on your definition of zombie?

  40. Rhisiart Gwilym September 6, 2021 at 2:02 pm #

    Jim, you amaze me! You’re one of the best writers on the politics of this time whom I know, and your prose is wonderful: endlessly, reliably entertaining and vivid; always a deeply-satisfying read.

    Along with JMGreer and Dmitry Orlov you’re one of the most penetratingly perceptive commentators on the way that industrial ‘civilisation’ is really going, behind the non-stop delusion-blizzard of the guardians of current orthodoxy.

    Also, you were on to the fakery of the ‘covid pandemic’ swindle from the first, and still see through all the twists and turns of the scam instantly, no problem.

    Yet (you knew this was coming of course) you still cling to the official fairy tale of 11/9 (I speak British English) after twenty years! The nonsensical idea that two planes brought down three steel-framed buildings on 11/9/01, one of which wasn’t hit by a plane, or anything much; and all of which have been proven, to the point where any honest court of law would call it self-evident, to have been brought down by controlled demolitions.

    But once one faces that reality, it becomes unavoidable to face the further fact that that could only have been organised by a powerful clique of plotters within the US ruling ‘elite’: a false flag. No-one else had the ability to arrange for the rigging of the three buildings for demolition. Except, of course, the clique within the ruling ‘elite’ of occupied Palestine who were also amongst the prime movers of the plot.

    You’re in good company, of course. Apparently Noam Chomsky still clings to the official fairy-tale too. Aren’t our blind spots extraordinary! It seems that even the finest minds are not immune.

    Respect and best wishes to you, though, in any case. – RhG

  41. Soul Forensics September 6, 2021 at 2:05 pm #

    “The public greeted [the death jabs] with a grateful awe usually reserved for religious visitations.” –JHK

    This is one of the most troubling parts of the entire Covid scam.

    The populace has an unbelievably naive and trusting — nay, reverent — consideration for doctors and pharmacological interventions.

    It’s been my experience, from my own interactions, and observance of events within my own family — that most doctors and health practitioners know fuck all about health. They are trained to match pharma scripts with symptoms, and told to get ’em in and out of their office in 7-10 minutes. Oh, and if you disagree, or even ask for research corroboration? You’re a disruptor or a malingerer who doesn’t want their own health recovery. They shut you off or stonewall you.

    There’s no serious vision and approach for prevention, or even amelioration. Yet the confused and naive patients keep looking up to these complacent crustaceans, these sadists, these self-protecting bores.

    And now we see complete silence from doctors on the ostracization and firing of the few brave colleagues who come out against the kill shots, even those who have the ‘audacity’ to just question the legitimacy of the jabs. They know that they’d be next in the firing line, and of course their Hippocratic Oath goes out the window when it’s a choice of doing the common good or protecting their own status and career.

    Many patients, even before ‘Covid’, had begun to get a clue on how corrupt the entire system is (quite aside from the bureaucratic malfeasance), and it’s obviously increased in the past 18 months. But the majority are still all-trusting. I guess remembrances of avuncular silver-haired Marcus Welby is still a comforting bromide, poisonous as that image has proven to be.

    • Yohannon September 6, 2021 at 2:29 pm #

      https://nypost.com/2021/07/26/nyc-surgeon-beauty-queen-wife-settle-divorce-amid-hooker-allegations/

      Dr Ho is a master back surgeon – and how did America treat him? His former Miss Connecticut wife was secretly a high level call girl before and during their marriage. Luckily he dodged a bullet and found out before she cashed out on him. She claimed no income, but was making a hundred thousand a year under the table. She would have taken him to the cleaners.

      Of course Ho obviously didn’t vet her very carefully. She claimed to have studied science for three years at college but she didn’t even graduate from high school. Did he ever talk to her about science – or anything intellectual? Or was he just too eager to get with a “White Tiger”? Still one has to feel for him, so completely taken in, having sex with a whore in his own supposed marriage bed. He sued that the marriage be made null and void. The results are secret. But at least she’s been outed as the monster she is and Ho freed from her, hopefully at little or no cost.

      • BackRowHeckler September 6, 2021 at 2:42 pm #

        She went to the local Community College, took a Dental Hygienist course. I heard this Dr didn’t treat her right.

        • Yohannon September 6, 2021 at 3:14 pm #

          Oh that’s what she told you during your time together? I agree that they are both garden tools, but one is obviously much more in the wrong. Don’t defend her just because she is a fellow nutmeger. Or a woman!

          • BackRowHeckler September 6, 2021 at 4:29 pm #

            Doc didn’t know how to keep Miss Connecticut happy. She did graduate from HS, I believe Cheshire HS, Cheshire, Ct. And she completed a dental Hygienist course at Tunxis Community College. So she told him a few untruths when they first met, what woman doesn’t? What, did this Doc think he was getting it for free? Now he’s gotta pay up, and pay up big.

          • Yohannon September 6, 2021 at 5:29 pm #

            Yeah she just forget to mention she was a Ho before she married Ho.
            And that she kept right on truckin’.

      • elysianfield September 6, 2021 at 7:27 pm #

        ” She claimed no income, but was making a hundred thousand a year under the table…”

        Yo,
        Under the belt, not the table…under the belt.

        • Yohannon September 6, 2021 at 8:57 pm #

          The article says she didn’t graduate from high school but BRH knows that she did. He seems to have an intimate knowledge of the whole situation.

        • BackRowHeckler September 6, 2021 at 9:23 pm #

          None of that is true, just slander cooked up by this slippery Chinese doctor trying to get out of paying alimony..

        • Yohannon September 6, 2021 at 10:19 pm #

          Korean, but they all look alike, right?

          Here we see the unreconstructed Yankee Nativist in all his pickled (how Southerners saw Yankees) glory, supporting the worthless local girl over a hard working son (I’m guessing) of immigrants.

          • MaryQueen September 8, 2021 at 10:23 pm #

            And you say women gossip… lol.

  42. Nik Charles September 6, 2021 at 2:09 pm #

    Journalism is dead. It’s stinking corpse is laying in the street. What the hell is this Rolling Stone story about? It’s a lie made into a story and then another story about a tweet about a lie… it’s complete hogwash.

    https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/gunshot-victims-horse-dewormer-ivermectin-oklahoma-hospitals-covid-1220608/

    I bring it up because JHK used to work for them.

    • O.G. Hawkins September 6, 2021 at 3:06 pm #

      That would be a fun essay! Mr K compares and contrasts integrity in journalism at 1970s Rolling Stone and the corporate swill they slap that iconic label upon today.

      • malthuss September 6, 2021 at 11:35 pm #

        no, it always was left and even then, anti White and pro social drugs.

        • O.G. Hawkins September 7, 2021 at 12:11 am #

          Are you saying that only Right-wing can have integrity in journalism?

          1) You are Wrong (as per usual)
          2) I think that it would be a fun essay regardless of you or your attempts at thought

  43. laceration September 6, 2021 at 2:13 pm #

    I didn’t just move towards a world made by hand. I live there. Your influence had much to do with it, Mr. Kunstler. I started even before 2008. I have not bought a vegetable in 13 years. I grow a fantastic array of tomatoes, peppers, greens, beans, corn, squash, potatoes, herbs, asparagus beets, onions, cabbage, garlic, onions… etc, etc. In warm years like this one I can even do good with melons.

    I have 21 fruit trees and dozens of fruiting shrubs, grapes, blackberries, raspberries, gooseberries…

    I have chickens and ducks for eggs and meat, I slaughter and butcher lambs + will buy half a pig from a local rancher + butcher myself. I bake my own bread, get raw milk from a local dairy and make my own yogurt, sour cream, butter and cheese. I bake my own bread.

    I live in a forested hectare and heat my house by just cutting off the lower tree limbs.

    I have also run a garden tour, headed a permaculture group and dominated a large Facebook local gardening group. That I faced vitriol and was cancelled(before it was even a concept) from all of this only substantiates to myself that I am doing the right thing!

    This is how human beings have lived for 98% of our history, we have traded that for car-driving consumerism. I think it is obvious now that this was a disastrous mistake.

    • Soul Forensics September 6, 2021 at 2:31 pm #

      Good for you.

      Facebook banned your gardening group?

      • laceration September 6, 2021 at 3:33 pm #

        I was banned from a gardening group, then I was reported via the Facebook snitch system. I would not verify my identity to facebook, as if they were a governmental authority. So I was done there. I had many friends there and got a lot of respect, but unlike most people I do not like to roll over let them stick it in me. This all has to do with petty little codes of behavior running amok at FB, where I only defended others. It is all quite tedious. Their server farms need to be bulldozed.

        • Yohannon September 7, 2021 at 11:42 am #

          I’ve heard knitting groups are the worse. If they could, the ladies would stab each other with the long needles right thru the ether and monitor. Maybe someday it will be possible….

          • Q. Shtik September 7, 2021 at 12:32 pm #

            knitting groups are the worse. – Yo

            ==========

            worst

    • O.G. Hawkins September 6, 2021 at 2:55 pm #

      As the youth are saying today, “mad respect!”

      You are living the dream. Congratulations! Good for you.

      God bless.

      • laceration September 6, 2021 at 4:02 pm #

        Thanks, I do not get too much respect. Maybe I do have 1 foot outside of this world, but I am not totally apart of it. We are all living in a Nightmare.

        • Yohannon September 7, 2021 at 11:43 am #

          Rock climbers talk about their six inch world.

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder September 7, 2021 at 12:28 pm #

            So do most guys in general.

          • MaryQueen September 8, 2021 at 10:24 pm #

            @Mango, LOL!

    • Anthea September 6, 2021 at 5:30 pm #

      I have to assume that you sell much of what you produce–or you are feeding quite a number of hungry people!

      • laceration September 6, 2021 at 9:46 pm #

        Never sold 1 thing at all. Making it consumer-ready would be twice as much work and there is not much money to be made. I would have to be organized and my garden is based on disorganization. If I sold stuff it would be Agriculture, which is a really stupid way to do this. I give starts + seeds away and some stuff to neighbors, but then they want to buy it, then I would become their slave, I offer them to just come and pick their own, but is beyond their comprehension and when they find out what I fertilize with, they get freaked out.

        • MrMangoOnMyShoulder September 7, 2021 at 12:36 pm #

          …and when they find out what I fertilize with, they get freaked out.

          Hmm. I’m kinda freaked out now, too. Many ideas from gangster movies popped into my head.

          Very impressed at your self-sufficiency, though…we just have a few tomato plants and some peppers this year.

          Just curious how you pay your bills if you don’t sell anything from all that ag work (which I would imagine takes up a large chunk of your time)?

          Did you build your house yourself? Do you use handcranks to generate electricity? Connect to the internet through a neighbor’s wi-fi without their knowledge?

          Eh, like I said, just curious.

          • laceration September 10, 2021 at 1:53 am #

            hope its not too late to answer this, but interesting question.

            1. I moved to a depressed area and got a very cheap house.
            2. At a certain time I did make some money
            3. I invested some of the money + did ok, nothing like a bitcoin millionaire tho.
            4. I never got involved with women in their 30’s
            5. I am incredibly frugal, for instance I spend very little on food — didn’t I mention that? The last car I bought was in 1997 and it was used. Anyways I bike more than I drive(ex bike racer). I defy the geography of nowhere.

            I fertilize with, I’ll just call it #1. It is not even noxious because it is diluted 8:1. Great source of N, mostly. You do need more than that, which is different for every area.

    • Rulo Deschamps September 6, 2021 at 8:39 pm #

      laceration, story of my life, too. Inspired by JHK, too. Glad to meet you. Where do you farm? I’m in N FL

      • laceration September 6, 2021 at 9:32 pm #

        FL, that must be great, all the tropical fruits, citrus. I am at the exact opposite side of the USA, in the Northwest, but not even the lush wet, Northwest, I am on the eastside of the Cascades where it is arid and 3500 ft. elevation. Some areas here already had a frost last week. It is challenging to do it here but very possible.

    • rube-i-con September 6, 2021 at 8:41 pm #

      we have a 15-foot lemon tree started as a single seed……what heaven and unfathomable universe

  44. Soul Forensics September 6, 2021 at 2:28 pm #

    89K? Pffft …. How many crusts will those Zimbabwe bucks buy you, Buster?

    • BackRowHeckler September 6, 2021 at 2:37 pm #

      89K? S-h-e-e-t, that’ll get you one room apt. in Queens, no bathroom, on the 6th floor.

      And there is a shootin’ war going on in the streets below. Don’t dare go outside.

  45. Amman September 6, 2021 at 2:32 pm #

    Why don’t you waste your time doing what this single mom is doing instead of showing up here?

  46. MaryQueen September 6, 2021 at 2:55 pm #

    This psychologist breaks down the covid death cult thinking extremely well, despite not being the most clear English-speaker. I highly recommend it if you want to understand the psychology behind the culting. First he describes the levels of conditions under which the mass psychosis can occur, then around 18 minutes in he starts talking about how the hypnosis/mass conditions are implemented.

    https://jermwarfare.com/blog/mattias-desmet

    • Soul Forensics September 6, 2021 at 11:56 pm #

      Thanks for the the link, Mary.

      Very illuminating, especially his 30-40-30 ratios of the mass hypnotized, the middle that just go along with it, and the dissonant and heterogeneous group.

      A few quibbles, though. He’s right to emphasize the power of the opposing forces of placebo and nocebo effects. But he says it’s a psychological phenomenon that has no known scientific answer as to why it works. However, there is much emerging evidence — clinical and powerful — that explains the mechanistic reasoning behind metaphysical approaches.

      He also correctly states that babies become anxious once the mother’s gaze withdraws for any length of time. Though, again, he states that we don’t know why that’s so. He obviously hasn’t kept up to date on the literature which goes back half a century proving that the oxytocin hormone is deactivated once the mother is absent. Also, and conversely, babies will learn to self-soothe when the mother is absent if that mother is completely present and loving when she actually does connect with her baby.

      I also liked the interviewer. Succinct, direct, and probing questions.

      • MaryQueen September 8, 2021 at 10:28 pm #

        Great points. Yes, obviously there are studies into all of the things he can’t quite explain. I liked that he gets the structure of the mass delusion and how it’s implemented, which is of the most interest to me.

    • Night Owl September 7, 2021 at 6:19 am #

      Yes, this is excellent. And what he says about the percentages really resonates, particularly given the examples from history.

      I don’t think the mass formation phenomenon is in full effect yet, however, but it is building.

      As much as I enjoy commenting here, I find that the real information on the key problem we face at present (stopping the chains from going on in the form of digital IDs), is best gathered elsewhere.

      BTW, the interviewee here was also on the Corona Ausschuss, who are doing about all one could ask for.

      If those passport chains go on, we are done. And no world made by hand is going to resist it; such a world will simply be a refuge of sorts for a slightly more comfortable death. Humans need free societies to thrive, and the model that is being implemented in the context of the Great Reset has been crafted to be all encompassing and to make resistance nearly impossible. The window is closing, sadly.

      • MaryQueen September 8, 2021 at 10:31 pm #

        I have to agree, the window is closing.

        I pretty much agree with Paul Romano though, that this system is so endlessly flawed that even if everyone ‘wakes up’ it can’t stop the collapse. But of course maybe this is not correct.

        We also have no way to see how many people are actually resisting, and I still hear of so many places that are ‘back to normal’.

        Not sure what to think – but I am more in line with your thinking that we’re pretty much screwed. the problem is, the youth of today are happy sitting in a room staring at a screen and that’s reality to them.

  47. tom clark September 6, 2021 at 3:05 pm #

    Familiarity may breed contempt, but bloom where you are planted, my momma always used to say. In a true long emergency of the JHK sort, there is no escaping “reality”. But what is reality, CFN? You tell me and we’ll both know.

    • PeteAtomic September 6, 2021 at 5:50 pm #

      Drive down Lake Avenue, and you tell us, Tom.

      Is the rubble cleared yet?

      Or, doesn’t anybody give a shit?

      I’m guessing the latter.

  48. Yohannon September 6, 2021 at 3:11 pm #

    The Oath of Maimonides taken by Pharmacists

    The eternal providence has appointed me to watch over the life and health of Thy creatures. May the love for my art actuate me at all times; may neither avarice nor miserliness, nor thirst for glory or for a great reputation engage my mind; for the enemies of truth and philanthropy could easily deceive me and make me forgetful of my lofty aim of doing good to Thy children.

    May I never see in the patient anything but a fellow creature in pain.

    Grant me the strength, time and opportunity always to correct what I have acquired, always to extend its domain; for knowledge is immense and the spirit of man can extend indefinitely to enrich itself daily with new requirements. Today he can discover his errors of yesterday and tomorrow he can obtain a new light on what he thinks himself sure of today.

    Oh, God, Thou has appointed me to watch over the life and death of Thy creatures; here am I ready for my vocation and now I turn unto my calling.[1]

    Yoho: Oh how noble intentions have faltered and become their exact opposite. For the enemies of truth have tempted them with wealth beyond dreams of avarice, and lo, they have succumbed.

    The Oath was apparently written by one Marcus Herz in the 1700’s. Attributing one’s own thoughts to a Master is an ancient practice. Humility? Perhaps in some cases.

  49. Phillyboy September 6, 2021 at 3:29 pm #

    When the inevitable happens – and history agrees with this – the knowledge will not disappear. Rebuilding will occur as the survivors make plans to collectively avoid the pit falls of man’s latest folly. Germany only recently rid itself of laws that prevented the kind of leverage which destroyed it after WWI. The survivors of the great Depression took several generations to resume margin borrowing to buy stocks. Man never ever remembers for very long the lessons of the previous self destruction but the immediate generations do and they use that education to resurrect society. No doubt, the next era will look different in ways we cannot yet know but a “Made By Hand” era it will not be. None of the debts outstanding will be paid, of that there is no doubt but the clean slate, thus created will allow for the rebuild as well.
    Cheer up.

    • mitchellc September 6, 2021 at 4:06 pm #

      And here I was thinking that the fundament debate over resource depletion, population overshoot and environmental degradation had been settled over a decade ago.

      Looks like I was wrong, as I see every now and then a few reminders that some still don’t get it. As if the very cycle of birth, maturity, age and death are influenced by mere emotions. Sorry, but facing hard facts of nature is not being pessimistic.

      A few years ago, a certain poster at Gail’s site loved to bait, tease and humiliate renewable energy fans. They loved to point towards the massive investments and hopeful outcomes of a green future, only to be confronted by people who understood eroei.

      As I said, I thought those days were over and the matter settled. Ironically, that’s when a big drop off occurred, as everyone who understood went off to resolve their own particular future.

      When I started revisiting this site, I was surprised jim had veered off into politics. But as we can plainly see, global leadership saw the failure of the green hail Mary and decided to act.

      Jim and others laid it all out years ago. Their only failure was to recognize that action wasn’t going to be communal, it wasn’t going to be participatory, and he wasn’t going to get a gold star for being the smartest student.

      • rube-i-con September 6, 2021 at 8:37 pm #

        but every predicton of apocalypse has failed

        this argument has been settled, but contrary to your conclusion

        • O.G. Hawkins September 6, 2021 at 11:21 pm #

          Every predicition of the apocalypse has not failed, rube.

          Smarten up already!

          I predict that we are entering End Times now, for example.

          —–

          You continue to suffer from a simple logical fallacy.

          People predicted End Times before
          End Times didn’t happen
          Therefore, End Times will never happen

          Do you see? You are stupid.

          • O.G. Hawkins September 7, 2021 at 12:06 am #

            I mean Really.

            “People tried to fly. They failed. Therefore, people will never fly.”

            See? Stupid.

          • rube-i-con September 7, 2021 at 4:03 pm #

            by that logic you should keep banging your head against the wall, it might feel better

        • Hereward the Woke September 9, 2021 at 3:25 pm #

          Well, there’s always a first time!

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder September 7, 2021 at 1:03 pm #

      No doubt, the next era will look different in ways we cannot yet know but a “Made By Hand” era it will not be

      Well, that would depend on the power grid (worldwide or even regional) remaining functional and ubiquitous. Without it we’d be in chaos for a while and people would have to figure things out on their own…something a lot of people don’t even consider they will ever need to do.

  50. michael September 6, 2021 at 3:53 pm #

    Here is a linkt to a 911 conspiracy fact or fiction story:
    https://www.counterpunch.org/2021/09/02/confessions-of-a-secret-controlled-demolitions-special-operative-for-911/

    The author confesses or confabulates his participation in Twin Tower demolition. Activity provided free drinks, good food and a sizable paycheck. Includes name and email address!

    • thirdcoastlegend September 7, 2021 at 1:11 am #

      Fake.

      The team that wired the towers were dead and buried by the end of the first week of September 2001.

      • MaryQueen September 8, 2021 at 10:50 pm #

        I have to agree. That they’d just let anyone involved be free-wheelin’ afterwards doesn’t compute.

    • Redneck Liberal September 7, 2021 at 11:14 pm #

      michael

      Thanks for that. An interesting character indeed, and plausible. I went on to read many of his other articles published on Counterpunch.

      This one was particularly compelling:

      https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/11/06/death-grip-by-fungal-ideas/

      SARS-CoV-2

      The SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that was first identified in Wuhan, China, in December 2019, has blindly evolved an ingenious strategy for perpetuating itself — perhaps indefinitely — through its host population: riding on human stupidity, impatience and selfishness.

      Were people everywhere to follow the anti-pandemic protocols of:

      – maintaining a greater than 2 meter distance from other individuals in public;

      – self-quarantining for 2 weeks to ensure they are not infected before entering a new household or social environment since much viral spread is by asymptomatic carriers;

      – wearing masks over their mouths and noses to prevent their breath-plumes, sneezes and coughs from spewing possibly infected droplets into the meters of airspace around them;

      – thoroughly washing their hands often with soap and water (preferably hot), especially after contact with strange objects or people;

      – avoiding gatherings, especially large ones, and especially for lengthy periods;

      then the SARS-CoV-2 virus particles would have much greater difficulty finding and infecting hosts, and that virus species would eventually die out because of the decay and rupture of its particles’s outer lipid (fat) casings exposed to atmospheric oxygen and environmental heat.

      Following this protocol requires discipline, patience and intelligence, because it is annoying. Our lack of discipline (to so regulate our personal behaviors), patience (to stick with the protocol for the duration of the pathogen species’s lifespan), and intelligence (to recognize the reality we must grapple with rationally, which has been exposed by scientific research), in aggregate is SARS-CoV-2’s winning strategy. It eats us out through our undisciplined emotionalism and our preferential fantasy ideas.

      • tully September 8, 2021 at 6:29 am #

        Fungal ideas indeed. Locally our seven day case average is down to 70, and “only” 143 in the hospital. No longer having to transfer patients out of state, which is good as very few hospitals are still accepting transfers.

        13 unvaccinated employees of Miami Dade school district have died of covid since 8/16; and Hawaii and Idaho have announced crises standards of care:

        https://healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/news/idaho-activates-crisis-standards-care-north-idaho-due-surge-covid-19-patients-requiring

        I realize some believe the jab is a cull shot, and those who got it will be dropping dead this winter. Right now though, it is the unvaxxed who are adding to the death counts.

        • MaryQueen September 8, 2021 at 10:38 am #

          You couldn’t be more wrong.

          Check out Israel, the most vaccinated country on earth, and their rising infection numbers – majority vaxxed.

          Turn off CNN, it rots your brain.

          • tully September 8, 2021 at 12:38 pm #

            I don’t watch CNN.

            The Delta variant spreads, even with high vaccine rates. But the shots are reducing severity of illness and mortality.

            Locally, we are still at 97% of deaths occurring in the non vaxxed population. My county is still below 48% fully vaxxed, but they are the ones staying out of the hospitals and off oxygen support.

          • MaryQueen September 8, 2021 at 10:51 pm #

            No.

            The rising numbers only happen where there are more vaxxed.

            Pull your head out of your ass.

          • tully September 9, 2021 at 3:13 pm #

            Mary, I am living in an region with one of the lowest vaccine rates in the country; the original hot spot that helped kick off the spread of Delta in late May. I know what is happening here, and it is not the vaccinated fueling the spread locally. There are a lot of rural counties in MO still sitting at 25% vax rates.

            In areas with higher vax rates, more people who got the shots will get this variant. Exhibit A: Israel, who got lots of their population vaccinated early. However, their likelihood of landing in the hospital is significantly reduced when vaxxed,. Those who have required ICU or have died had comorbidities or autoimmune issues.

            While some of us differ strongly in opinions on covid and the vax, I have always been civil in my posts. I have told no one go to “get their head out of their ass.” These comments do nothing to support a comment section where people feel free to express viewpoints not shared by the majority. And that is a shame.

            Unless of course what is wanted here by JHK and the remaining active posters is an echo chamber of the same info and opinions, dominated by a small group of posters. Comment volume is certainly up these past few months, but number of unique posters has declined. And I miss the voices of those who used to toss up a few posts a week, and wonder why they no longer do so. There were some interesting folks in that group. Whatever happened to thwack, I wonder? He was interviewed in one of JHK’s books; believe he was approached for an interview by JHK based on his comments.

            IA place where someone tells another poster with a different opinion to pull their head out of their ass is not one that encourages the free exchange and discussion of differing view points.

      • MaryQueen September 8, 2021 at 10:40 am #

        LOL, Counterpunch. The circle jerk of neoliberal wokies. I dumped that rag 3 years ago when they started on the road to totalitarianism.

        • Redneck Liberal September 9, 2021 at 8:36 pm #

          Yes, you’re very clever…even prescient. I stand in awe.

    • MaryQueen September 8, 2021 at 10:49 pm #

      That’s hella bizzarro.

      I’m going to go out on a limb and call it satire.

      The guy believes in climate change – which is the next false flag… so…

  51. tom clark September 6, 2021 at 3:57 pm #

    Phillyboy…a Jubilee for sure. Now where was I?

  52. tully September 6, 2021 at 4:14 pm #

    JHK has already posted an Eyesore of the Month, but this is too mind boggling not to share here

    A former WallyWorld exec wants to build a new city from the ground up, based on the 15 min walk. Wherever you live in the new city, you are 15 min from shopping/work/etc. This is something JHK has discussed in past books and articles, but he generally favors working with the already built infrastructure in towns and small cities.

    Not only does Marc Lore want to build from scratch, top of the list proposed locations are…..in the desert. Really? Has he not been paying attention to what’s happening with the water supply out west?

    “The cleanliness of Tokyo, the diversity of New York and the social services of Stockholm: Billionaire Marc Lore has outlined his vision for a 5-million-person “new city in America” and appointed a world-famous architect to design it.
    Now, he just needs somewhere to build it — and $400 billion in funding.
    The former Walmart executive last week unveiled plans for Telosa, a sustainable metropolis that he hopes to create, from scratch, in the American desert. The ambitious 150,000-acre proposal promises eco-friendly architecture, sustainable energy production and a purportedly drought-resistant water system. A so-called “15-minute city design” will allow residents to access their workplaces, schools and amenities within a quarter-hour commute of their homes.
    Although planners are still scouting for locations, possible targets include Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Arizona, Texas and the Appalachian region, according to the project’s official website.”

    https://www.cnn.com/style/article/telosa-marc-lore-blake-ingels-new-city/index.html

    Architect’s illustration at the top. 🙁

    The article does mention the Appalachias as a possible location, but imagining this design plunked down in the hilly, wooded terrain of that region makes my head hurt.

    Hopefully the $400B needed will not be forthcoming.

    • BackRowHeckler September 6, 2021 at 4:42 pm #

      Appalachia?

      Hatfields and McCoys (or their equivalents) will be showing up with their shotguns and their moonshine, crashing the fine wine soirees at the manicured fake lawns down by the man made river.

      • tully September 6, 2021 at 7:00 pm #

        Guessing this chucklehead’s vision is for a very well gated community with the safety of the residents protected by a private security force.

        The resident desert rats or hillbillies might have other ideas though.

    • Wizard of the Saddle September 7, 2021 at 12:29 pm #

      Just another Utopian fantasy. It will never get built.

      • MrMangoOnMyShoulder September 7, 2021 at 1:16 pm #

        But some design team will get fantasticallty rich either way.

      • MrMangoOnMyShoulder September 7, 2021 at 1:16 pm #

        But some design team will get fantastically rich either way.

      • MrMangoOnMyShoulder September 7, 2021 at 1:17 pm #

        Oy. Sorry, posting glitch.

  53. MontanaMan September 6, 2021 at 5:43 pm #

    Here is an outstanding writing on the conning con-artist game pertaining to the Game-Of-Function-Virus, Courtesy of our own money to fund it. I received this in my inbox letting me know that I should read it because I subscribe to not only Glenn Greenwald’s writings, but to also Alex Berenson.

    No, I don’t agree with everything they put out. Just like Jim Kunstler here. I don’t agree with every word that he writes. But I do agree with quite a bit. And there are many times I agree with all of these outstanding writers on every word they put out on certain topics.

    It was Alex who sent it out to everyone that subscribes to him. You can read some of his blog even if you’re not a subscriber. The latest one out today is outstanding and it is titled, “ Pay no attention to the spike proteins behind the curtain.”

    Anyway, here it is. Titled, CORONA, A PRIMER:

    MASKS:

    “There is no evidence anywhere that community mass do anything. They won’t stop aerosol transmissions anymore then they will protect you from the chlorine gas attack, and respirators (like N95 or FFP2 masks) Will have no effect unless they are properly fitted, you are clean-shaven, and you are trained in their use. Even healthcare professionals working in controlled environments with extensive experience have a high rates of error, and it is essentially impossible for anyone to use respirators effectively in every day life.”

    (I am so glad he put out the information he did pertaining to just how dangerous these vaccines are to healthy children!!)

    //eugyppius.substack.com/p/corona

    “The vaccines are certainly more dangerous than corona to healthy children, and the cumulative risk of continued boosters is likely to be so high, they will make sense only for the old and the vulnerable.”

    “The universal vaccination campaigns are indefensible at every level, the consequence of the vaccines being oversold by the press many medical bureaucrats, and the politicians desiring to declare a final victory over corona. This virus will still be circulating centuries after all of us have died in the vaccines are likely to prove about is affective as flu shots, when all is said and done they are personal health choice relevant mostly to the old and the sick, and nothing more.”

    • Rulo Deschamps September 6, 2021 at 8:33 pm #

      MM, yep. Thks for sharing.

    • Sam Vimes September 6, 2021 at 8:41 pm #

      That second paragraph hits the nail on the head perfectly. The idea that you can entertain an idea without necessarily believing it implicitly used to be a sign of intelligence, now it’s somehow deemed a sign of flawed reasoning … quite bizarre. Like you, I’ve read Alex’s Covid stuff and a lot of Glen’s writing – isn’t it odd that two excellent minds, both as liberal as they come, are now consigned along with JHK to the scrapheap of ‘problematic’ thinking.

  54. tucsonspur September 6, 2021 at 5:44 pm #

    A fine example of money creating towers of arrogance.

  55. docmartin September 6, 2021 at 6:26 pm #

    I’m moving to Cydonia before before it becomes gentrified.

  56. BackRowHeckler September 6, 2021 at 6:34 pm #

    #BuddyJewell #SweetSouthernComfort #Vevo

  57. Rulo Deschamps September 6, 2021 at 7:04 pm #

    JHK, a brilliant, concise summary of what it is possible for us to know at this point. There’s things we don’t, can’t, know, but your review falls 100% into the “truth” category. Undeniable. Let’s have the lemming contrarians post flurries of MSM links and deny any point you have made in this essay. They can’t. Hard, cold facts.

    The prudent feels a sense of urgency.

    “No more paychecks. No more blue light specials. No more auto loans. No more McHouses. And pretty soon, maybe, no more food even.” – I’ll be damned if I can’t grow enough for myself, my family, and a smallish number of allies.

    I suggest you think hard about this. Food and water.

  58. Sam Vimes September 6, 2021 at 8:35 pm #

    Fantastic piece, JHK. There’s a great book by a psychologist named Joost Merloo written in the ’50’s called ‘Rape of the Mind’. While it encompasses excellent analysis on brainwashing, propaganda, cultural contagion and literal tales out of the totalitarian concentration camps of Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union, the key message hidden in the work for me is that when faced with fear, danger and never-ending propaganda, a population is seen to split into two groups – those who revert to a first principals to face the issue, who intensify their desire to learn and study, and those who revert to a childlike state of apathy, indifference and cynicism, who throw in their lot with whatever ‘solution’ the State offers in order to alleviate their fears without ever questioning.

    It’s incredible to me just how rapidly our culture has reverted to the latter, however I’m not in the least surprised given the abject failure of our education system to teach critical thinking, and the all-pervasive way in which social media has literally convinced the majority of the population to accept blindly any pretense on the basis of it representing ‘The Science’.

    When faced with contrarian data challenging forced vaccination, lockdowns, mask-wearing, election fraud or even something imminently tangible such as sea-level rise, no matter how factual or empirical the evidence, they experience an almost childlike panic attack that you’ve taken away their favourite teddy or security blanket, somehow upset their carefully constructed view of the world, insulted their intelligence and revealed your own stupidity in the process.

    Infuriating and exasperating.

    • MaryQueen September 6, 2021 at 9:50 pm #

      We have a society in arrested development – by design. So what you say is spot on, but the splitting is uneven, because of the mass conditioning of the past 50 years.

      This has been a LONG time in the making.

      • malthuss September 6, 2021 at 11:38 pm #

        no. USA is increasingly non White.

        I was at a so cal beach today. gosh.

        • MaryQueen September 8, 2021 at 10:52 pm #

          What does this have to do with what I said?

    • Hereward the Woke September 9, 2021 at 3:30 pm #

      Good comment, Sam. My only caveat would be “the abject failure of our education system to teach critical thinking”. I’m not convinced that critical thinking is something that can be taught by teachers, most of whom have never thought critically in their lives. In the schools I’ve worked with, “critical thinking” means funnelling the students towards certain pre-determined conclusions like “Orange man bad”, “anal sex good”. Oddly enough, their leftist world views such as multiculturalism and climate change are off the table for critical discussion.

  59. Proton September 6, 2021 at 8:39 pm #

    There was an article titled “Why don’t they believe us?” by a fella named Kisin published in August in Tablet Magazine.

    In it he outlines how, over a number of years, the people that look down on us from a great height either fucked up most heinously or, in aid of their own agendas, lied like hell or required us to believe the unbelievable, the net result being that, if you have a normally functional intellect, you disbelieve what you’re told by that same class of incompetents and liars.

    The last line in the article was “Understand vaccine hesitancy now?”

    Of course we do, you have to have your head stuck deep in your ass to NOT understand.

    Of course, most people in that same managerial-technocratic caste DO NOT understand. They walk about making a great display of it. According them the hesitancy is because of severe intellectual and educational deficiencies on our part, the doubters and nay-sayers.

    This is the mark of the greatly educated, to stand high above the world of the real and commonplace, to affect incomprehension of how “lesser” minds work.

    Like the article says, among many, many other incidents, they told us that a vote for Brexit was impossible, that a victory for Trump was impossible, but when both came to pass, it was because of racism and idiocy and Russians interfering in the votes and also Republicans colluding with Putin’s minions.

    And when years of investigation came up goose-eggs, the whole Russia issue disappeared down the msm and ruling class memory hole.

    But in the meantime we were told that it was necessary to believe that we’re irredeemably racist and that genders are numberless in their gradations and you’d better master the vocabulary around this infinitude or somebody might be offended and then it’s curtains and kiss your ass good-bye.

    Now, all this is on top of the economic demolition inflicted on the formerly prosperous but now hard-up unemployed or marginally employed working class, who were told they would share in the great prosperity to come in the wake of globalization. Didn’t happen did it?

    Respect and credibility and maybe some element of fear are the foundation-stones that any elite need to build on if they expect to maintain their societal positions. But the clowns-in-charge earned nothing but contempt for all the foregoing, especially now that they’ve made an appalling mess of the Afghanistan withdrawal.

    How did communism collapse? A bit at a time and then all at once, a lesson as yet un-learned by all the people telling us how smart they are.

    • Sam Vimes September 6, 2021 at 8:46 pm #

      Thanks – I’ll read that. Tablet also had a great piece titled “the Thirty Tyrants’ which should be mandatory reading.

    • Pete September 9, 2021 at 8:39 am #

      “people in that same managerial-technocratic caste”

      I’ve spent the last 27 years working for a company in the Fortune 50. They are as woke as woke can get, and never miss an opportunity to virtue signal. They tacitly resisted the Trump admin, and the Biden Regime is balls deep into our corporate culture. They freely publish leftist propaganda to the employee base, and I suspect vet new hires for ideology.

      Calling out truth to power to the managerial caste always results in being cut off, then managed, with the only way to be heard is to make a fuss, which usually results with some kind of discipline.

      Here’s the question I’ve always had, “At what level of management are the managers in on the game?”

      Anyone have insights into that?

  60. Billy Hill September 6, 2021 at 8:51 pm #

    Regarding 9-11, Joseph P Farrell has an interesting take on it: the jets striking the towers was a pre-planned scenario executed by patsies working for the NeoCons. That would have been sufficient to inaugurate the plan to destroy Iraq, Libya, Syria, Lebanon, Iran. But when the towers actually came down that was the sign of a next level, a rogue element unknown to the employers of the patsies. The fact the white house received an anonymous telephone call stating “Angel is Next” (Angel being code word for Airforce One) strongly suggested another another level of actor. Farrell states that the caller went on to aver they had “the codes for nuclear launch.” This explains Bush’s trip to Offutt Air Force Base, home of the SAC, to take direct presidential control of the nuclear arsenal.

    Who knows? If true none of us will be privy to the facts nor will our children so long as the people who control the past remain in charge. In fact, one expects going forward that the motive to retain documentation for purposes of historical accuracy will be abandoned if not the case already. Why bother? The People are not worth the effort, and have no understanding.

    Per Farrell Directed Energy Weapons deployed by the rogue actors likely took down the towers. Again, Who Knows? There is much debate, although so far no high rise catastrophic fire has yet to crumple a steel/concrete high-rise structure in similar fashion.

  61. Pucker September 6, 2021 at 9:07 pm #

    As societies collapse and Empires fall, their formerly vigorous and warlike cultures become progressively economically, aesthetically, and intellectually unproductive, and in all respects, except for corruption, they become “languid”.

    The Americans now are so Languid that they just take the mystery Jab on the empty promise that life will return to normal if they take it. When that bubble gets popped by the ghoul Dr. Fauci who insists on “Boosters” forever, the Americans don’t protest.

  62. Pucker September 6, 2021 at 9:09 pm #

    I’d probably go nuts if I got the Jab because every time that I got a headache, or whatever, I’d think that I was another vaccine casualty….

    The graphene oxide story seems to have dissipated? Why is it that we still don’t know what’s in the “vaccines”? I saw that the Japanese banned Moderna after 2 Japanese blokes died after getting the Moderna Jab, and they found black goo in some of the vials, and they discovered that some of the vials were magnetic. Of course, the Japanese would have investigated, but total silence…. Crickets….

    • KesaAnna September 6, 2021 at 9:36 pm #

      The first time I met Marcus Aurelius I disliked him.

      But I was young then.

      As the years have passed ?

      Now I sound like him , or he sounds like me ?

      So I guess I’m a Stoic.

      The jab ?

      I have smoked three to six packs of cigarettes a day since I was 15 . Among other vices and faults.

      The merits of the U.S. versus ” fuck that shit ” ?

      Well , I NEVER liked the U.S. , but here I am.

      So , yeah , Stoicism for me I guess.

      🙂

      • Yohannon September 6, 2021 at 9:53 pm #

        Maybe Q can estimate the cost of all that, financially that is.

  63. KesaAnna September 6, 2021 at 9:29 pm #

    ” The Market Ticker Guy … ”

    — Beryl of Oyl

    Holy shit and God damn !

    I only read the first page of that link , but damn was it good .

    Thanks .

    Only on CFN.

  64. Pucker September 6, 2021 at 9:30 pm #

    It’s interesting that during the Crusades that the early Europeans (mostly French, but also Germans and the English) found the promise of everlasting life in Heaven, provided that all of their drunken whoring, plunder and rapine were perpetrated in the name of the Church, too tempting to resist? What’s even more interesting is that the early Europeans believed the Church’s promise that drunken plunder, murder, and rape are a ticket-to-Heaven as long as these evil deeds are done in the name of the Church? Go figure….

    • KesaAnna September 6, 2021 at 9:58 pm #

      Hey , more Pucker stalking.

      I was thinking of that just today , but in a rather different way I suppose.

      Scandals in the Church ?

      One day the Templars had sterling reputations and were pillars of the community.

      And the very next day , if it were recalled that you ever said a good word about the Templars , you might be Public Enemy Number One.

      And we know now that the Pope knew perfectly well that the case against the Templars was total bullshit.

      That’s a scandal that embarrasses me.

      Ideally , Catholic Europe should have supported the Orthodox Byzantines any way they could.

      Sure , the Orthodox denied the authority of Rome , but the Orthodox weren’t exactly Bonnie and Clyde – type rebels or plain Heretics.

      Instead though , Catholic Europe back – stabbed and fucked over the Byzantine Orthodox every chance they got.

      Today ?

      The utterly shameless bending over backwards to kiss the ass of people who , only a fool would think , will ever come to Mass no matter what you do.

      • Pucker September 6, 2021 at 10:17 pm #

        The early Christian blokes probably emerged from Church despondent on their way to “The Pub” or the Brothel thinking that there’s-no-Fuck’n-Way that they’ll ever get to Heaven? So, the Church probably HAD to create a religious war to give the people a ticket to Heaven via drunken whoring, plunder, and rapine in the name of the Church?

        • KesaAnna September 6, 2021 at 10:27 pm #

          The first time I recall giving the Catholic Church a second glance ?

          The sale of Indulgences .

          I came to an entirely different conclusion from that of the Thomas Jefferson of theology.

          What is so fucking terrible about allowing someone the comfort of thinking they can buy a Get – Out – of – Purgatory – Free Card

          for their actually no – account sibling or offspring ,

          psycho bitch mother ,

          or monstrous father ?

          • messianicdruid September 7, 2021 at 11:20 am #

            Because they may believe [ by-live ] the same thing will be done for them after a life of lawlessness.

            Purgatory is an innovation, not a reality.

          • Yohannon September 7, 2021 at 11:49 am #

            Purgatory IS the Mercy. We will be purified thru fire. Only Saints get into heaven. If you refused sainthood (and the fire of purification) here on Earth, you get it in spades in the hereafter.

            What is Mess talking about?! Messi, would you go before the King unbathed, filthy, in tattered and soiled garments? No. So you will learn to kiss the flames.

            Water? Please. It only cleans the surfaces of things. But Fire! It cleans right down to the molecular level. That is what is required, spiritually speaking.

  65. Yohannon September 6, 2021 at 9:51 pm #

    The Paradox: Why COVID-Zero Makes People More Vulnerable to Other Viruses

    As is so often the case when politicians try to run our lives for us, the government response to COVID is not just wrong, it is actually making us more vulnerable, both to COVID and to other respiratory viruses. Depriving nursing home patients of their loved ones, locking them in isolation, locking people in their homes, shutting down gyms, driving us into depression, and paralysing us with fear and uncertainty ensures that our immune systems will be working at suboptimal levels. Broken marriages, children deprived of social contacts, insomnia, the remarkable surge in obesity that occurred during COVID, and so many other consequences of these ill begotten strategies all have a toll on our ability to mount a strong immune response when we are inevitably exposed to any respiratory viruses.

    Equally devastating is that, by disrupting our normal social contacts, we have reduced how much training our immune system is getting through repeated exposure to other respiratory viruses. A computer that stops getting security updates becomes increasingly vulnerable to future versions of viruses. The same goes for our immune system. COVID is not the only risk. Remember, there are more than 200 other respiratory viruses that are also circulating. They may not be getting much attention and may be temporarily starved for hosts while we are cooped up at home, but they haven’t gone away. They are waiting. And when they find us, they find hosts whose antivirus security updates are out of date.

    In other words, by breaking our ability to socialize with our peers, what was once relatively harmless is becoming more dangerous to us because our immune systems are out of practice. This isn’t some theoretical risk. We’re already beginning to see the fallout from that lack of updates, with deadly consequences.

    For example, New Zealand was praised internationally for adopting a COVID-Zero policy and for the low COVID cases that resulted. But the lockdowns, social distancing measures, and border closures also had another effect ? there was a 99.9% reduction in flu cases and a 98% reduction in cases of the RSV virus. Sounds good, right? Not so fast…

    Systems that depend on constant challenges to become antifragile will become fragile if those challenges stop happening. A tree that grows up sheltered from the wind will break when it is exposed to the storm.

    Now New Zealand’s myopic focus on COVID as the one and only risk is coming home to roost. Its hospitals are overflowing with children. But they’re not being hospitalized by COVID. They are falling ill with RSV virus because of the “immunity debt” that built up from not being continually exposed to all the respiratory viruses that make up normal life. These children are, quite literally, the next wave of victims of COVID-Zero. Being cut off from normal life has left them fragile. Instead of praise, it now is becoming apparent that New Zealand’s authoritarian strongwoman, Jacinda Ardern, and her public health advisors ought to be standing trial for gross negligence for ignoring the long-established research about how our immune systems depend on continual exposure to respiratory viruses in order to stay healthy.

    Source: The Guardian, July 8th, 2021.
    As long as our social contacts are restricted, we are all becoming increasing vulnerable to all these other respiratory viruses because of the “immunity debt” that has built up during lockdowns and social distancing rules. It turns out that handshakes and hugs are not just good for the soul. Our public health officials have blood on their hands for denying us our normal lives.

    This heightened risk to other viruses isn’t an unexpected outcome; there were plenty of doctors who warned about precisely this risk as lockdowns were being imposed. For example, Dr. Dan Erickson and Dr Artin Massihi warned about this phenomenon back in May of 2020. YouTube censored their video. Yet they were citing long-established science that was uncontested until society collectively lost its mind in 2020.

    Julius Reuchel

    Yoho: You need other people to get you a little bit sick; to update you in other words – like your computer.

    • Soul Forensics September 6, 2021 at 10:49 pm #

      Yep.

      It’s only been recently, but we now know that our immune systems, especially among the young, need constant challenges to coordinate and strengthen the connections used to combat bugs of all kinds.

      But the ever-fearful helicopter moms put bubble-wrap around their kids. No playing in the dirt, stay away from close contact, reduction of rough sports activity, wash your hands multiple times a day, etc etc.

      It resulted in a sharp increase in asthma among kids and young adults, and of course, we now live in a world, anyway, where kids prefer to stay in and play the latest video game instead of getting outside for eight hours a day in the summer and coming back covered in mud or dust.

      Staying inside — part of the Planned-Opolis Agenda 2030. Except it arrived nine years ahead of schedule.

    • malthuss September 6, 2021 at 11:40 pm #

      you make many sick with yr ZPG, Race realism, etc.

      • O.G. Hawkins September 6, 2021 at 11:59 pm #

        Have you tried Pepto Bismal?

      • Yohannon September 7, 2021 at 12:41 am #

        Those are feelings. How about giving me some thoughts? Do you think I’m wrong? You’re a race realist too – remember?

        You have to fight these evil feelings. Don’t give in to them. Don’t identify with them. Cast them out!

        • malthuss September 7, 2021 at 8:52 am #

          it was a joke but you lack a sense of humor.

          • Yohannon September 7, 2021 at 11:52 am #

            No it wasn’t. Own your experience – even if you can’t explain it. I can: The Evil One is using you to attack people who speak the Truth. You do the same thing to OG. Now the question: Why do you let him?

            When these irrational feeling of hatred rise up inside of you, recognize that they aren’t yours – and reject them.

      • SoftStarLight September 7, 2021 at 3:15 am #

        Shut up. I need updates

        • malthuss September 7, 2021 at 8:53 am #

          what updates?

          • Yohannon September 7, 2021 at 11:55 am #

            Updates to her immune system. Germs, Malthus, germs.

    • MaryQueen September 7, 2021 at 10:51 am #

      This was my theory early on; thus I did the opposite of everything the idiots in charge told us to do.

  66. Yohannon September 6, 2021 at 10:02 pm #

    It’s called antibody-dependent enhancement (ADE). It happens when a poorly designed vaccine trains antibodies to recognize a virus as an intruder without being strong enough to kill/neutralize them. Instead of the virus being neutralized inside the antibody when the antibody attacks and “swallows” it (antibodies envelope intruders in order to neutralize them), the virus takes over the antibody cell that attacked it and uses it as a host to start making copies of itself. Thus, the attacking antibody opens the door to the inside of the cell and becomes the virus’ unwitting host, thereby accelerating rather than stopping the infection.

    Julius Reuchel

    Yoho: Great description of the process.

  67. Yohannon September 6, 2021 at 10:05 pm #

    The complete article, very long, but very clear

    https://www.juliusruechel.com/2021/09/the-snake-oil-salesmen-and-covid-zero.html

    He doesn’t get the Great Reset part. Why kill of your customers, now tied into a subscription model of vaccination?

    Because they already have “all the money” and are thinking past that towards resources and securing World Government.

    • O.G. Hawkins September 6, 2021 at 10:15 pm #

      Right. Anybody who cannot grasp the business model of genociding billions suffers from normalcy bias.

    • SoftStarLight September 7, 2021 at 3:14 am #

      Ok, I’ll have to se aside some time for this one. It sounds like a lot of good info.

      • Yohannon September 7, 2021 at 11:54 am #

        It is. And he’s a very good writer. The material is clearly broken into chapters so you won’t have to do it all in one sitting. Probably best not to in fact.

        • Pete September 9, 2021 at 12:45 pm #

          Yeah, the device he used, “Water does not run uphill,” quickly re-orients the reader back to his thesis. With so much technical information to absorb from the albeit, “for dummies,” presentation, your head just snaps back to, “it’s all bullshit,” when you see that in the text.

          Bravo and thanks again!

    • SvrzoH September 7, 2021 at 4:28 am #

      Their plan collides with “some good land near body of fresh water” plan that many posted above.
      Not that I am writing this with a glee.

      In Desert Hot Springs, CA there is Cabot’s pueblo. Beautiful structure, now a museum that he’d built using the material from neighboring abandoned homesteads, that would have been illegal to built today. Mainly for being “independent” and off-grid. On his plot of land one tectonic plate brought him a hot water and another crystal clear cold.
      Freedom that one can remove himself from the “society” or come back to it at will was one most beautiful aspects of what was USA.

    • Pete September 9, 2021 at 11:37 am #

      This is a really good article. Thank you for posting the link.

      The vaxxed being the incubators of variants dangerous to the unvaxxed is disturbing, and has me changing my tune a bit.

      Maybe, I want to stay away from the vaxxed.

  68. tom clark September 6, 2021 at 10:56 pm #

    Hey Yoho…life’s a bitch and then you die. Get over it.

    • Yohannon September 7, 2021 at 12:42 am #

      Buyer’s regret? Sorry, no returns on this one, little guy.

    • roccofire September 7, 2021 at 12:57 am #

      Accept death in a cheerful spirit, as nothing but the dissolution of the elements from which each living thing is composed. If it doesn’t hurt the individual elements to change continually into one another, why are people afraid of all of them changing and separating? It’s a natural thing. And nothing natural is evil.

      • elysianfield September 8, 2021 at 11:57 am #

        ” And nothing natural is evil.”

        Rocco,
        I would suggest you rethink that statement.

    • SoftStarLight September 7, 2021 at 2:57 am #

      You’re going to have to go back to the wilderness tom. Clearly the fresh air and disconnection from the grid was not enough to purge you of those inner demons. You’ll call when you want sympathy sure enough so really, think it through. Plus. Say what you will but when I hear GOI it really makes me defiantly think I will never get over it. So just fyi that your tone might not strike everyone the same. Like don’t you dare pin your negative attitude onto me type deal lol

  69. spaingaroo September 6, 2021 at 11:28 pm #

    speaking of Zombies, what do we all, (and our host) think of clause 42.10 of the amazon web services, service terms, which you can see for yourself at https://aws.amazon.com/service-terms/
    and I quote
    “42.10. Acceptable Use; Safety-Critical Systems. Your use of the Lumberyard Materials must comply with the AWS Acceptable Use Policy. The Lumberyard Materials are not intended for use with life-critical or safety-critical systems, such as use in operation of medical equipment, automated transportation systems, autonomous vehicles, aircraft or air traffic control, nuclear facilities, manned spacecraft, or military use in connection with live combat. However, this restriction will not apply in the event of the occurrence (certified by the United States Centers for Disease Control or successor body) of a widespread viral infection transmitted via bites or contact with bodily fluids that causes human corpses to reanimate and seek to consume living human flesh, blood, brain or nerve tissue and is likely to result in the fall of organized civilization.”
    end quote.
    Not sure what to think myself. Seems like an Easter Egg/inside joke, but i am not sure.

    • roccofire September 7, 2021 at 12:58 am #

      I wonder its a warning sneak out by a computer geek who seen future plans