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The Hero’s Journey

“If I run, my top priority will be to end the corrupt merger between state and corporate power that has ruined our economy, shattered the middle class, polluted our landscapes and waters, poisoned our children, and robbed us of our values and freedoms.” — Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

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     More proof — as if you needed more — that we live in a mentally ill society is the apparently broad acceptance of the idea that “Joe Biden” will run for president again. It’s so obviously preposterous that you have to wonder whether mRNA “vaccines” really do (as rumored) switch off activity in the frontal lobes. Did you happen to see this degenerate catspaw step up to the White House microphone to deliver scripted remarks on the Nashville school shooting only to drift into several minutes of unscripted badinage about how he came downstairs looking for chocolate chip ice cream? There’s your current Leader of the Free World.

     We need not belabor the trail of destruction “Joe Biden’s” regime has cut through our country in just over two years. But you must sense nervously that we’re about to reap what this cabal has sown. America is falling apart. “JB” has allowed a rogue bureaucracy to make us a viciously un-free country. Our sleazy Ukraine project is wrecking Western Civ. The rest of the world has noticed and is fast dissociating from us, especially from using our dollar for trade and investment.

     “JB’s” Party of Chaos is engineering an economic smash-up worse than the Great Depression. They’ve torpedoed the rule of law. The Woke Marxist social nuttery they’ve unleashed has disordered millions of young minds. They work overtime to destroy language so that we don’t know what we’re talking about. Their race and gender hustles have transformed us into a clown nation. The worst of us is valorized and the best cancelled. They’ve perverted the election process. And it’s increasingly clear that they’ve disabled and killed at least a million people with their medical tyranny.

      You may have noticed that Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., announced he is running for president as a Democrat. I might be wrong, but just now it seems to me that this changes everything. First, let me tell you something interesting about RFK, Jr. Despite the family name and all the baggage that comes with it, he is not the least bit imperial. He’s unpretentious. He communicates in plain English (and with a damaged larynx). I doubt that he entertained any idea of running for office until the current moment. Sometimes the zeitgeist calls, though, and you have to step up, even understanding very clearly that you might get killed for doing so.

      Mr. Kennedy’s life has been a rocky hero’s journey. He was a troubled young man, at times lost in drugs. He had a marriage end as badly as possible (wife’s suicide). He’s dedicated the past twenty-five years to fighting the growing menace of Big Pharma and doing it pretty valiantly, considering the US government and mainstream media assists all of Pharma’s depredations. He wrote THE book about Dr. Anthony Fauci, and it is a helluva book. He’s running in opposition to just about everything that the Democratic Party stands for these days. This must seem strange, but I suspect a substantial portion of rank-and-file Democrats may be secretly anxious to cast off the Woke / Deep State despotism that cloaks the party like a smallpox blanket. For many, it will be like waking from a nightmare.

     Now I’m going to tell you something that might blow your mind, something that maybe lurks in a quiet corner of your own brain, something which for my generation, has been hiding inside there for decades, and it is this: There is a deep, primal wish in the American psyche to correct the damage to our country caused by the murders of John F. Kennedy and his brother Robert. November 22, 1963 was exactly when this nation went off the rails, and many Americans understand that. RFK, Jr. has stated unambiguously that he believes the CIA killed his uncle, the president. And he recently supported the parole of his father’s killer, Sirhan B. Sirhan, suggesting that there was a whole lot more to Bobby’s assassination than that patsy.

     Here’s the heart of the matter: that wish to correct the abominations of history is a sentiment much stronger than anything else currently whirring in the fog of emotion that grips a nation in extremis, certainly stronger than all the bullshit embedded in equity, diversity, and inclusion and the bad faith aspirations of the climate change / Great Reset claque. RFK, Jr., represents a way out of all that. He may be strong enough and honorable enough to make that our new national reality.

     Then there is Mr. Trump. He’s been on his own even stranger hero’s journey, considering his origins in real estate and showbiz, and his personal peccadillos. Mr. Trump also recognized the evil afoot in our country and he set out to correct all that. He was attacked unfairly and incessantly by people of bad character and ill intent, even to this day as he faces an absurd political prosecution in Manhattan. You have to admire his fortitude and resilience in the face of such massed official bad faith.

     His first time around in the White House, though, Mr. Trump kind of muffed the job. He had many opportunities to disarm and fire antagonists like Christopher Wray and the perfidious generals who kept backstabbing him, but he just didn’t do it. He got played on the whole Covid fraud and still hasn’t renounced the killer “vaccines” developed in the Warp Speed flimflam.

      While I consider the New York case brought by DA Alvin Bragg to be a disreputable shuck and jive, over which Mr. Trump will prevail, and while I recognize him as the current leader in the battle against a Globalist putsch, I think Mr. Kennedy would be a far better choice to clean up the mess that has been made of us. I was particularly unnerved by Mr. Trump’s speech at Mar-a-Lago the night of his indictment. I know many find his manner charming, but to me his mode of speaking seems childish and weirdly inarticulate — and the last thing this country needs is more rhetorical confusion. And I’m also disturbed by the histrionic trappings that went with it — the grandiose music, the myriad flags and seals. It actually has a banana republic flavor.

      Mr. Kennedy, on the other hand, brings a solemn humility to the scene. Even in his quavering voice, he speaks clearly and with insight. He’s an excellent writer. He reminds me much more of what was good about our country and the men it once produced than the flamboyant Golden Golem of Greatness. I’m aboard for the ride. It’s going to be goshdarn interesting and I hope the bastards don’t try to kill him, because that will really be the end for us.

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850 Responses to “The Hero’s Journey”

  1. cowbell81 April 7, 2023 at 9:16 am #

    Apropos of the hysteria and wokeness that is going on everywhere today, here is a new one: “The concept of breakfast comes from white supremacy and colonialism.” What will they think of next?!?!?

    httpsXX://www.tiktok.com/@miriam_tinny/video/7215659900276329770?_r=1&_t=8bGp9JhXFew

    • Penelope Dreadful April 7, 2023 at 9:40 am #

      Well, breakfast is RACISSST! Just think of it! Egg whites and a yellow (Asian) yolk! White grits and yellow butter! Nothing black at all, unless you put pepper on your grits like I do.

      • Penelope Dreadful April 7, 2023 at 9:54 am #

        Holy Crap! I am truly racissst! I forgot, but I have been putting crushed red pepper on my grits! Native American??? Oh, is there any hope for me???

      • hmuller April 7, 2023 at 10:05 am #

        The much touted “breakfast burrito” is a clear case of cultural misappropriation. If you’re not Hispanic, it’s a micro-aggression to eat one.

        • Disaffected April 7, 2023 at 12:18 pm #

          LOL! I micro-aggress the shit out of that one.

        • malthuss April 7, 2023 at 1:37 pm #

          mexican culture is german and spanish, including foods.
          polka music is not from the aztecs.

          • hmuller April 7, 2023 at 3:52 pm #

            I can remember when cross cultural sampling was considered a good thing, a tribute to tolerance and the great American melting pot.

            Now the sowers of hatred and division promote concepts like “cultural misappropriation.”. And the bogus media cultural arbiters lend them legitimacy, telling us such vermin and their ideas are virtuous and correct.

            Does that mean ‘people of color’ need to quit using anything invented by a white man? That will be the day. LOL

      • Cankerpuss April 7, 2023 at 10:23 am #

        Sometimes my toast is black.

        • Beryl of Oyl April 7, 2023 at 10:30 am #

          I’v heard that’s good for a hangover.

          • Penelope Dreadful April 7, 2023 at 11:31 am #

            What is a hangover??? 🙂

            (Doing my best to pretend I have never passed out drunk on my a$$!)

      • abbybwood April 7, 2023 at 1:38 pm #

        Don’t forget the white toast with yellow butter!

        But where does the red strawberry jam fit in?

        And black coffee? Throw some white cream in to cool it off and tone it down?

      • WadeWaters April 7, 2023 at 2:06 pm #

        Black coffee for me. Diversity is our strength.

        • Peter VE April 7, 2023 at 2:33 pm #

          My wife likes her coffee like she likes her men: thin weak and bitter.

          • Ron Anselmo April 7, 2023 at 2:42 pm #

            I like my coffee like I like my women: hot, black & either Brazilian or Colombian.

      • taijitu April 8, 2023 at 5:03 pm #

        And here I thought it could be seen as something racist not because of the colour of the food but because it conjured up the person who served it.

        • taijitu April 8, 2023 at 5:16 pm #

          In which case, it is also sexist, ageist and ephete i.e., elitist. “Breakfast” should as a class of meal be relegated to the dustbin of premordial breakthroughs, and physically and mortally the enemy to an intermittent faster.

    • Gonga Din April 7, 2023 at 2:29 pm #

      The competition is furious between Artificial Intelligence and Genuine Stupidity.

      • GreenAlba April 7, 2023 at 3:00 pm #

        I fear Artificial Intelligence and Genuine Stupidity are in cahoots. It is a symbiosis.

        • Gonga Din April 7, 2023 at 3:04 pm #

          Or cause and effect, maybe.

    • kimmasad01 April 7, 2023 at 9:02 pm #

      America will have to shuffle off this Satanic, 33° Freemason New World Order coil if it’s going to survive.

    • TravisB April 8, 2023 at 11:23 am #

      Full disclosure; I may be a colonizer. For I differentiate myself from wild animals….which apparently non white people who do not colonize do not.

    • taijitu April 8, 2023 at 4:55 pm #

      A propos de rien,”..the apparently broad acceptance of the idea that ‘Joe Biden’ will run for president again. It’s so obviously preposterous that you have to wonder whether mRNA “vaccines” really do (as rumored) switch off activity in the frontal lobes.” It’s the first time I’ve wondered about either (the first one, palpably unfathomable); the second, not even so much until now.

      • taijitu April 8, 2023 at 4:57 pm #

        Sorry, “vaccines” shb in single quotes. Where’s the “edit” button?

        • Q. Shtik April 9, 2023 at 1:05 pm #

          “edit” button, haha, that’s a good one.

    • taijitu April 8, 2023 at 5:34 pm #

      “They work overtime to destroy language so that we don’t know what we’re talking about.” Sabotage! This is when shibboleths will come in handy. So I tell my daughter, “When you get something written supposedly by me and the ‘h’ goes missing often, you’ll know for sure it’s from me.” Trouble is, she may not notice (frontal lobe) and I may get a new keyboard.

  2. NickelthroweR April 7, 2023 at 9:20 am #

    Remember on Super Tuesday when a floundering Joe Biden somehow took first place and then the other candidates bowed out? Well, that is 100% what will happen to Kennedy if he runs. It doesn’t matter how well he performs, the Dems will hand the nomination to their chosen puppet.

    • LagingRunatic April 7, 2023 at 9:48 am #

      Yup. The Romans didn’t vote their way out of an imploding empire either.

      • Cankerpuss April 7, 2023 at 10:22 am #

        Yeah, but it took 300 years for the sucker to finally tumble and the Eastern Roman empire carried on for another millennium. These things don’t fall quickly. They just get worse and worse and worse until they just die with a whimper.

        I’m with you. We can’t vote our way out of this one. Our voting system has become more corrupted and convoluted than my hair in the morning. Unless we go back to paper ballots and ink stained fingers, I will never have confidence in our elections and there is no motivation ANYWHERE to do that. Nobody even talks about it.

        Gavin Newsome will be our next President. That’s my bet.

        • cowbell81 April 7, 2023 at 10:34 am #

          I also have a sneaking suspicion that the PTB are holding Gavin Newsome in the wings before they loft him up to become president. Honestly though, that will be the day the USA finally dissolved and an all out civil war erupts. There will be nothing more to lose at that point, and nothing valuable in the American institution to protect. Only good could come from a civil war at that point.

          • thirdcoastlegend April 7, 2023 at 11:09 am #

            Governor American Psycho is their ace in the hole to bring the US down completely.

            They will carefully shelter him until the moment they need to install him as President American Psycho.

          • Beryl of Oyl April 7, 2023 at 11:48 am #

            Andrew Cuomo came out in support of Trump in the Bragg phony case.

            He may just want to clear up his reputation for the history books, but I think it’s more likely that he’s not done yet.

        • Paula D April 7, 2023 at 11:42 am #

          I just watched a video showing the last 2500 years of the rulers of Europe.

          It occurred to me that Joe Biden is the new Genghis Khan, except he sends his minions to conquer Russia while he stays home and gropes children.

          Not quite as dashing a figure.

          • cowbell81 April 7, 2023 at 12:06 pm #

            Thinking of Old Joe spreading his seed throughout the land among all different women gives me the shivers. That would ruin our genetic diversity for sure, and everyone would eventually come down with dementia and want to eat ice cream.

          • hmuller April 7, 2023 at 4:00 pm #

            Biden’s greatest tale of courage and valor was the time he worked as a life guard and told some black guy (known as Corn Pop) to quit horsing around in the pool.

            Top that, war veterans!

        • Ron Anselmo April 7, 2023 at 12:45 pm #

          We can do it – we can vote our way out of this one. We just need to vote harder in 2024. If that doesn’t work, we’ll vote even harder in 2028. Your vote counts and there’s always 2032 and 2036, if necessary. Voting, really?

          Yes, it’s called cognitive dissonance. Keep voting, you just have to vote harder, that’s the secret.

      • taijitu April 8, 2023 at 5:59 pm #

        “There is a deep, primal wish in the American psyche to correct the damage to our country caused by the murders of John F. Kennedy and his brother Robert.” Put that in your poke and smipe it.

    • Disaffected April 7, 2023 at 9:54 am #

      Kennedy reprising the Sanders role. Yep, I could see that. One wonders whether Ol’ SloJo can even remain sentient enough for another campaign, though; pharmaceutical enhancements or no.

      • hmuller April 7, 2023 at 10:12 am #

        Senator Fetterman (so they say) wrote four bills while in a padded room during his six week nuthouse commitment. I’m sure Biden could govern from a coma as well as he governs now.

        • Disaffected April 7, 2023 at 11:15 am #

          I’m sure Biden could govern from a coma as well as he governs now.

          LOL! Ain’t that the truth!

          • Vegan Shark April 7, 2023 at 4:12 pm #

            If I may paraphrase Dorothy Parker:

            How could they tell JB was in a coma?

        • SG-71 April 7, 2023 at 4:05 pm #

          What really needs to happen is the staffers need to revolt and strike. I bet no more damaging bills would be written.

          • hmuller April 7, 2023 at 8:21 pm #

            Washington staffers are the very epitome of swamp creatures. They get high off feelings of power, much like Bill Cosby (once titled America’s favorite father) got a power thrill from raping women he drugged.

          • Paula D April 8, 2023 at 10:09 am #

            That’s another fetish.

            ”Somnophilia is a sexual paraphilia in which sexual arousal is derived from intruding on, caressing, and/or fondling someone (typically a stranger) while they are asleep without force or violence”’

        • SG-71 April 7, 2023 at 4:06 pm #

          Don’t let the scum get any credit.

        • mrs_saj April 8, 2023 at 5:48 pm #

          Fetterman writes bills just like Biden writes speeches, which is to say not at all. Everything is written for them.

          They are told where to be, what to sign, and what to read via the teleprompter.

      • Islander April 7, 2023 at 11:25 am #

        I cannot see Kennedy reprising the Sanders role.

        I don’t see RFK “taking the sword” for the Dem Party.

        I can more see him actually starting a new party.

        Or making an appeal for voters to reject party lines to start a “national front” type of Constitutional Party.

        • Beryl of Oyl April 7, 2023 at 12:11 pm #

          I want somebody to start a new party. The Republicans have been done for so long.

        • Disaffected April 7, 2023 at 12:21 pm #

          Certainly not willingly. But I fear if he went too far with he might be “Kennedy-ized.”

        • cbeard April 7, 2023 at 12:51 pm #

          A new party is exactly what needs to happen. I am done with the uni-party.

        • Paula D April 7, 2023 at 1:17 pm #

          The rigged voting system starts with the ballot access process.

          Democrats and Republicans are ”established” parties and so have easy access.

          Any other party has to collect, depending on the state, tens of thousands more signatures.

          That means hundreds of supporters standing out on street corners or going door to door, trying to collect signatures.

          Not many parties can do it.

        • abbybwood April 7, 2023 at 1:54 pm #

          By running as a Democrat I think he is trying to clean up their mess from the inside.

          Imagine Joe Biden debating Kennedy and Williamson.

          Trump had better cool his jets if he wants to smear Kennedy. Trump promised to release ALL the JFK assassination files then reneged. Trump was a fool and coward on Covid. Same with the files.

          The last person we need to be President is a fool and coward.

          At least I could wear a RFK, Jr. t-shirt in California and not get shot for it!

          • Beryl of Oyl April 7, 2023 at 3:23 pm #

            The same person who talked him out of releasing the JFK files is the person who talked him out of pardoning Julian Assange.

            Also the same person who told him just enough ‘insider’ facts on the covid virus to make it believable that this was a bioweapon the likes of which the world had never seen, and the best thing to do if he didn’t want the whole world to lock down for a decade, was to push a vaccine through at record speed to save humanity.

            That’s the latest excuse for him. Not really the latest, we knew this back in 2020, but it’s coming around again because all the other excuses for him doing a really really stupid thing keep getting shot down by people in possession of the facts.

            Yes he was lied to. That is no excuse for him to not acknowledge the truth three whole years later.

            There is no excuse for people to keep making excuses for him either.

          • Islander April 8, 2023 at 1:01 pm #

            Beryl,
            Who was that person?

            Jared Kushner?

        • Alfred April 8, 2023 at 10:21 am #

          New party for the 68% percent of us with normalized politics.

          I’m surprised it hasn’t occurred to more people.

          I’m done with Trump haters and what they did to the country to get him and I’m done with Trump for his naivete. They suckered punched him so many times you just have to wait for the knock-out blow he doesn’t see coming, yet again.

          A new party.

          Will it start out good and then become corrupt and suck?

          Probably.

        • taijitu April 8, 2023 at 6:21 pm #

          I disagree wholeheartedly. RFK Jr. is a Democrat as long as there is blood in his veins. Just not the present variety.

      • Jarek April 7, 2023 at 12:31 pm #

        What does RFK think about mass 3rd world immigration – Ted’s legacy? He speaks glowingly of the Swimmer in his book. That bodes ill indeed.

        There is no fixing the mess. They’re here now – a hundred million plus aliens who will never assimilate. More coming every day, from every land, culture, and religion.

        The America of JFK was White – with the Black underclass kept down. You’d have to go back to that to fix America. And there’s no way back without war to the knife.

        • cbeard April 7, 2023 at 12:55 pm #

          Yes, I would like to know his stance on immigration and on the 2nd amendment too. It’s a lost cause anyway. I agree that there is no fixing this mess without millions, perhaps billions killed.

        • malthuss April 7, 2023 at 1:44 pm #

          it was LBJs curse and LBJ didnt mention this in his autobiography. Pat Buchanan mentioned this in one of his books.

          Ted ‘only 5000 willenter’…180 million later. well….

          who was really to blame?

        • Rowdypiglet April 7, 2023 at 2:40 pm #

          I too would need to know how he stands on other things that matter to me, particularly open borders. I respect what he’s done, and I think he’s an honorable man, but I suspect I wouldn’t agree with him on too many other matters.

          The only way I can see this turning around even a bit is if we close the borders and deport vast numbers of illegals (for a start). I don’t see that happening under any conceivable circumstances.

          • SG-71 April 7, 2023 at 4:09 pm #

            we don’t need to shut the borders, we just need to lock up the law breakers and take away any and all incentives to come here.

          • Vegan Shark April 7, 2023 at 4:31 pm #

            I just re-read RobJun’s Twitter post (or whatever it is) that you cited. Every word of it is valid … but it’s 100% negative. An extended J’accuse!. We need proposed solutions from our politicians.

            Now, it may be that RobJun has said what he intends to do about the godawful status quo, or he will. I hope so. He’s not going to attract many normies by more Viewing With Alarm; we already have plenty of that.

          • Jarek April 8, 2023 at 12:56 am #

            Thomas Jefferson predicted the Civil War and a Race war between Whites and Blacks. One down, the other on the way.

            He met some of the refugees from the White genocide in Haiti. He knew what they were capable of.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle April 9, 2023 at 1:08 am #

            American slavery was/is a kind of genocide. We saw/see what people were/are capable of.

          • Suburban_elk April 9, 2023 at 8:58 am #

            Let go the boomer narrative — American blacks were brought here to turn this place into a mulatto studfarm, was the true intent and it’s been a mission accomplished.

            In all seriousness, they have been the most coddled people in the history of the world. No other group in the history of the world is subsidized like they are.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle April 9, 2023 at 6:37 pm #

            @Suburban_elk maybe that’s part of the problem too– coddled. Got to explain that one too, like what does it actually mean and entail, and what are its consequences and coupled with the historical part. Oh wait, we are seeing the conseqnences…

    • shotho April 7, 2023 at 10:07 am #

      I don’t often agree wholeheartedly with our host, but do so with gusto this time. I believe that it’s too late for America and its decline is inevitable and proceeding apace. Trump is certainly not the answer to the devastation, but I would like to believe that Kennedy would slow the slide. In any case, best to get prepared as best as possible in one’s own life.

      • ThorsHammer April 7, 2023 at 2:21 pm #

        Jim, once again you fall off the reality train of A World Made by Hand into self destructive optimism. Political parties in the USA are machines for herding victims of mass delusion into two groups that can cheer on their football teams in the coliseum. No individual, however heroic, even exists in the political sphere without a Machine to fabricate his Reality.

        The Time Has Come to split the Empire into sustainable fragments. At the center is the Heartland, inhabited by those the Pantsuit Witch labeled “the Deplorables.” It has always been at the center— after all that is where the food comes from. The Deplorables have nothing in common with the denizens of New York or San Francisco. Time to cast those hell holes off as independent city-states with as little as possible connection to the Heartland. Rename New York “Let’s Make a Deal” or “Trashbin” as you wish, and obviously San Francisco can only be called “Buttfuck”.

        The remaining Heartland still has deep divisions within it. The South will never be satisfied until it regains its independence as the Confederacy. (Although I suspect it will eventually want to rejoin the Heartland.) New England is so deeply embedded with the antique notions of family peerage that I suspect it is incompatible with the Heartland. Although if they choose to rejoin the United Kingdom they will be sorry. The former states of Arizona and California have already been conquered by the Sinola Cartel— its only a matter of time before their superior force of arms formalizes their merger with Baja California.

        This leaves us with the region of Cascadia. I have difficulty viewing it objectively since it is my Homeland, but I still have hopes that all the original Pioneers of the Oregon Territories will rise up and expel all the Woke Californicators to Sinlola where the Lords can do with them as they wish.

        Then the Heartland will be truly united.

      • bill7424 April 8, 2023 at 9:02 am #

        shotho,

        I’ve been reading some of the stuff that Victor Davis Hanson has posted on the Internet. He has a really good understanding about where America is now and where it is heading in the near future.

    • driguana April 7, 2023 at 10:21 am #

      Indeed…and their puppet, in my humble opinion, is still Michelle Obama. The Ofraudmas run the show now and they are NOT about to give it up…

      • cowbell81 April 7, 2023 at 11:04 am #

        The Obama clan is the new century’s Kennedy dynasty, but unfortunately they are not getting assassinated. I wonder if this will all continue on with their little daughters Malia and Sasha? Do we know if they are actually females, or do they identify otherwise like Big Mike?

      • FGB3 April 7, 2023 at 12:14 pm #

        I disagree. Obama isn’t running the ‘show’. He’s only a puppet like the others and puppets don’t pull the strings. The strings pull them.

        • Jarek April 7, 2023 at 12:34 pm #

          Ok, but don’t let the analogy rule you. Obama is a Prince and the Global Oligarchs allow him some free play.

          Lionel Richie’s daughter, a lovely high yellow girl, is marrying an Elite – and converting to Judaism as part of the deal – just like Trump’s daughter did.

        • cbeard April 7, 2023 at 12:59 pm #

          Obama being a puppet has been my opinion since he was elected. They just had to get a black into the office. I guess a woman or, an lgbtq faggot is what they will shoot for next.

          • ThorsHammer April 7, 2023 at 2:44 pm #

            Bearded One

            Aren’t you aware that 17 year old Obama was found lying on a beach in Hawaii stoned out of his mind, but babbling in silver tones of perfect English? The two vacationing Secret Service agents spotted a golden opportunity, captured him and shipped him off to Chicago to the Cyborg Institute where he spent four years in training before emerging as a community organizer/future politician.

          • bill7424 April 8, 2023 at 9:07 am #

            cbeard,

            Yes, the way things have gone crazy recently I could imagine a gay President and then a gay Pope.

    • MaryQueen April 7, 2023 at 10:44 am #

      You can bet on it.

      He’ll get the Bernie Sanders treatment.

      The mainstream Dems fix primaries and pres elections now, without any pushback.

      If that isn’t fixed, there are no real elections.

      • FGB3 April 7, 2023 at 12:16 pm #

        I see RFK, Jr. as more of a Eugene McCarthy.

      • Jarek April 7, 2023 at 12:37 pm #

        They immediately began to highlight his association with Trump, perfunctory though it may be.

        Operant conditioning. They’ve met, they agree on certain things. See? They’re in league together. Conspirators! All this is familiar to you, I’m sure. Guilt by association.

      • bill7424 April 8, 2023 at 9:09 am #

        Dear Mary Queen,
        It’s not Elections anymore that put people in high office in this land but Selections.

    • Penelope Dreadful April 7, 2023 at 10:53 am #

      Here is the big problem with Kennedy – he will run as a Democrat. And if elected, that whole crazy party is still in power, and all the Apparatchiks of that party will be there. The whole tranny bunch, the whole CRT bunch, the whole anti-fossil fuel pack.

      That is the problem with Kennedy. He needs to run as a Republican. His party is sh!t.

      And, I say that as an ex-Democrat.

      • Beryl of Oyl April 7, 2023 at 11:24 am #

        The Republican Party is garbage as well.

      • Jarek April 7, 2023 at 12:39 pm #

        Trump at CPAC: Why would I leave the Republican Party?

        Because they hate you and have worked with your enemies. They don’t even hide it any more. Unlike almost anyone else, he could have started another Party. Still could. But he is without vision, really.

        • Rowdypiglet April 7, 2023 at 2:55 pm #

          Jarek, I’ve said some complimentary things about Mr. Trump and I meant them. He’s done some real good, though by no means all that he could have.

          That said, I don’t consider him a smart man. He does have considerable cunning, and I think our host’s evaluation of his character is discerning. But since I still intend to vote, even half-heartedly, I’m constrained to consider only those who have any chance of actually running.

          You’re right in that he could have started another Party, and that he lacks vision. But he does still have the attribute for which I voted for him in the first place: he builds hotels and doesn’t benefit from war. He didn’t do everything we hoped but, on the other hand, he made no effort at all to start WWIII. I take that as a win.

          • Jarek April 7, 2023 at 6:26 pm #

            Yes, he’s amazingly sane on foreign policy. And since the Establishment now talks about nuclear war as an every day occurence, he has my vote.

          • kimmasad01 April 7, 2023 at 9:08 pm #

            the best thing Trump ever did for America was prevent the hag from entering the Oval Office as the first reptilian POTUS.

        • Beryl of Oyl April 7, 2023 at 3:34 pm #

          He wants the Republicans to accept him.

          • messianicdruid April 7, 2023 at 6:45 pm #

            Someone has said, “Don’t take Trump literally, but you should take him seriously.”

      • bill7424 April 8, 2023 at 9:14 am #

        Lets all just stop pretending that we have a two party system. It’s a Uniparty now that runs the Circus.

      • ThorsHammer April 8, 2023 at 5:11 pm #

        Delusion is the Opium of the People

        The Demonrats are the Problem. The solution is to vote for Repugnants to replace them.

    • abbybwood April 7, 2023 at 1:41 pm #

      Biden and Co. are trying to sew that up with the first primary in South Carolina so Clyburn can get the party started just right.

      Iowa and New Hampshire just don’t cut it for that crowd.

      RFK, Jr. is like the soul of the Democrats come to life.

    • mrs_saj April 7, 2023 at 1:53 pm #

      Nickel,

      Not only did Elizabeth Warren bow out, she never
      told her supporters to pile in with Bernie Sanders. I couldn’t believe it.

      If i can see the fix is in, it’s in.

    • Rain Waters April 7, 2023 at 2:03 pm #

      Broken Sewers seldom lie.

    • Wizard of the Saddle April 7, 2023 at 3:39 pm #

      If the Dems relegate RFK, Jr. to the category of being an “also ran” with single-digit support it will just be further confirmation of how today’s Democrats are LIGHT YEARS removed from what Democrats were in the 1960’s.

    • mary.m April 7, 2023 at 3:40 pm #

      RFK won’t “bow out.”

      I wrote at Jeff Childer’s substack that I’m happy to help avenge the murders of his father & uncle.

      I was in the 5th grade when the school principal called on the intercom to ask all teachers to his office.

      His tone was somber, the request unheard of & ominous. We stared at each other, wide eyed, questioning & silent.

      When our teacher, Mrs. Price, returned she was crying.

      Everything changed on that day. Everything.

    • hortonz April 8, 2023 at 12:52 pm #

      On the same week RFK Jr announced his bid to become president, our own answer to sleep Joe, Justin Trudeau announced he will lead his Liberals into the next election. Maybe this time China’s interference will be less effective and he’ll wind up on the unemployment line.

      • taijitu April 9, 2023 at 8:13 pm #

        …and Jagmeet Singh, the leader of the New Democratic Party, will win the the brass ring by default.

  3. Bill of Rights April 7, 2023 at 9:23 am #

    DeSantis/Kennedy could be a winning team in 2024.

    • Disaffected April 7, 2023 at 9:43 am #

      DeSantis? Are you kidding? At least reverse the roles.

      • WadeWaters April 7, 2023 at 2:18 pm #

        DeSantis should stay in Florida. The only hope for political sanity in the USA is on the state level.

        • Ron Anselmo April 7, 2023 at 2:47 pm #

          Exactly Wade – both true.

  4. Night Owl April 7, 2023 at 9:26 am #

    Great post, Jim.

    I like Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., too.

    • SW April 7, 2023 at 10:45 am #

      RFK, Jr. is who we need but not who we’ll get. I read the Fauci book and it was well researched and damning and, as usual, no matter what the water-tight evidence, the culprits walk free. The Democrats and their faithful media mouthpieces will begin the relentless character assassination they’re so good at. His actually started years ago when he pushed to get mercury out of children’s vaccines. They will bury him with accusations he’s against all vaccines and keep the focus there.

      If I had my wish for the Presidential candidate it would be Rand Paul. He understood from the first that covid was a political weapon and not a real threat to the country and the vaccines did not work as advertised. He’s also for fiscal responsibility and not an imperialist. So he doesn’t have a prayer needless to say.

      • Paula D April 7, 2023 at 11:43 am #

        A Kennedy/Paul ticket would be awesome.

      • FGB3 April 7, 2023 at 12:18 pm #

        Rand Paul would go nowhere just like his Dad. Fine men but about as charismatic as milquetoast.

      • Jarek April 7, 2023 at 12:43 pm #

        At one point, Rand started heavy pandering to Blacks, just like Trump did. Let the most dysfunctional members of the most dysfunctional group on Earth out of jail where they belong. A winning platform.

        Mister, we could use a man like Richard Nixon again.

        • RD April 7, 2023 at 4:30 pm #

          I’d take a man like Wallace.

          • Jarek April 7, 2023 at 6:27 pm #

            We need William not George.

          • messianicdruid April 7, 2023 at 6:59 pm #

            We don’t need another president [ one who presides in the office of another ] we need the King.

          • RD April 7, 2023 at 8:38 pm #

            I was referring to George. He was the first man of the people to tell the Ivy Leaguers to shove it up their asses. He was smarter than they were. In fact, at his most controversial point, he went on a tour of the Ivies and wiped the floor with the best that the cold Yankees could throw at him. He was so popular in 72 that he was winning primaries in liberal Northeastern states like Maryland and Michigan. He was stealing votes equally from the Republicans and Democrats and was dangerously close to completely uniting North and South white America, the Southern conservatives, and the northern ethnic Catholics, a voting alliance that the elites knew was invincible and would have dominated the entire country. Nixon stole much of his platform. When it became apparent that Wallace was going to cause huge problems for both parties, Nixon and the CIA had him shot.

            Domestically, George Wallace was the most important politician of the 20th century.

          • Jarek April 7, 2023 at 9:58 pm #

            Didn’t he stand down and let the Feds integrate the Georgia schools? Why didn’t he rebel? Why didn’t WE rebel when we could have defeated the Cult?

            Even Norman Rockwell painted prim little Black girls walking into White schools. Th reality looked far different. Norman Rockwell out. Commander Rockwell in!

          • RD April 7, 2023 at 10:29 pm #

            He was the Governor of Alabama. You might be thinking of Lester Maddox, who was also a pretty admirable leader during a time of great turmoil.

            Wallace stood in the schoolhouse door and ultimately let the school be “integrated” because he had been told that the full force of the fed gov would be used on him if he resisted any further. I’m not sure what more he could have done. Instead of protecting the people of Alabama from a mob of communist revolutionaries, the federal government had sent in jackboots to protect the rioters. Northern morons watching Walter Cronkite cheered on the commies and were happy that the white trash were getting their comeuppance. A decade later, when the revolution came to Boston, white liberals threw rocks at buses and pissed and moaned about integration in their schools.

          • RD April 7, 2023 at 10:36 pm #

            That fat, drunk old fuck, Ted Kennedy, forced integration of public schools on the South, while his kids were at elite boarding schools in the Deep North.

          • Jarek April 8, 2023 at 12:51 am #

            Even THEN they were dead serious. They integrated Tulsa public school with the bayonets of the 51st (something like that) Airborne division.

            The troops showed some restraint, but some of the White boys got cut in the scuffles.

            White Civilization was condemned to death all over the White world. WW2 was no sooner or over than the shiploads of Jamaicans started to unload. If Britain was on the winning side, why were they being treated like losers?

            Because they weren’t and they were.

    • Wizard of the Saddle April 7, 2023 at 3:41 pm #

      As do I.

      The first member of the Kennedy clan I’ve liked since I reached voting age, though I always thought well of JFK up to a point.

  5. Walter B April 7, 2023 at 9:31 am #

    Just the fact that RFK Jr. has stepped up to the plate has offered us all, and me in particular at least a ray of hope that even just maybe, there can be a possibility of a movement to fight the madness that has overcome our country.

    I appears that I have lost a dear friend yesterday Jim, and a mutual one so I am not going to be posting much here today. I will email you my phone number when I can confirm the details so keep your eye open for that. Be well everybody, God Bless you all on this solemn day when those of us who believe are reminded of how cruel and evil this world and some of the scum bags in it can be.

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    • Penelope Dreadful April 7, 2023 at 9:53 am #

      I am sorry about your friend, Walter B! It hurts so much to lose loved ones. My prayers are with you.

      • Beryl of Oyl April 7, 2023 at 9:57 am #

        Mine as well.

      • LagingRunatic April 7, 2023 at 10:55 am #

        As are mine.

    • Cankerpuss April 7, 2023 at 10:18 am #

      At least your friend got out of this mess before it really takes a turn for the worst. The rest of us are left behind to watch it and experience it. Part of me admires those who get to leave this madness behind and move on to whatever awaits.

      • messianicdruid April 7, 2023 at 10:36 am #

        We were born for times like this.

        • MaryQueen April 7, 2023 at 10:45 am #

          Part of me believes that, too.

        • Anthea April 7, 2023 at 11:00 am #

          Yup.

      • FGB3 April 7, 2023 at 12:21 pm #

        Agreed! I believe in a world alternate to this one. We are just soul sojourners in incarnation. I have often noted that the best of us sometimes, as a reward, get to leave this Classroom early. I am holding out for a massive cerebral hemorrhage, ala FDR. “I have a terrible headache” and then Voila! I have too low a pain threshold for much else.

        • Jarek April 7, 2023 at 12:46 pm #

          And some get to be trapped in a barely animate body for decades. Detention!

    • SW April 7, 2023 at 10:49 am #

      A long time friend with shared memories is irreplaceable, as they should be. I hope all those memories will console you for the loss of your friend.

    • Rowdypiglet April 7, 2023 at 3:28 pm #

      So very sorry to hear that, Walter B. God bless and keep you both.

  6. John K April 7, 2023 at 9:38 am #

    At the minimum, RFK Jr. will have the platform to soften up and expose the president in the semifinal for whomever the GOP nominates for the general election. Even with his voice issues, RFK Jr. radiates the poise of statesmanship his uncle had in spades. Any Democrat who still possesses an intellect should see the stark difference between that and the other twits on the debate stage.

    • cowbell81 April 7, 2023 at 9:59 am #

      Are the voice issues of RFK, Jr. as bad as the stuttering issue that old JB had to overcome in his youth? Wow, what a true rags to riches story Joe, you are such a role model for us all.

      • FGB3 April 7, 2023 at 12:44 pm #

        His voice is a result of damage to his larynx from a medical condition.

        • taijitu April 9, 2023 at 8:23 pm #

          I believe it was vaccine-related.

    • TPTB-USA April 7, 2023 at 10:11 am #

      Your post is an encouraging observation.

    • MaryQueen April 7, 2023 at 10:46 am #

      And when the Wokies make fun of his voice (and they will), they will out themselves as fake “inclusivists”.

      • SW April 7, 2023 at 10:55 am #

        They’re too shrewd to make fun of his speech defect. Their attack will be more insidious and he will be labeled “anti-science” and it will be death of his candidacy by a thousand cuts.

        I no longer underestimate the viciousness of the people in charge of the Democrats. If you watched Matt Taibbi’s Congressional testimony with Debbie (I retch) Wasserman-Shultz it was on full display.

        • WadeWaters April 7, 2023 at 2:24 pm #

          True. But it was satisfying to watch Taibbi and his colleague laughing and mocking back at their crude attempts to insult them.

    • Jarek April 7, 2023 at 12:52 pm #

      Ted was a traitor, the front man for the Elite who opened up our borders to mass 3rd World immigration.

      During his last illness, and a few glasses of wine, he was in a good mood, singing and talking freely. He said he was glad he was going now and that the future of America was very dark. He knew what he had done. He did what he was told to do, unlike his father and uncle.

      • malthuss April 7, 2023 at 1:47 pm #

        you know much and have posted about Javits etc, long ago.

      • Rowdypiglet April 7, 2023 at 3:35 pm #

        I seem to remember Ted being involved as a young man in some kind of cheating scandal that was covered up, but not quite enough? He always struck me as a weak man of low character.

    • mrs_saj April 7, 2023 at 2:25 pm #

      John K,

      I don’t know. That theory (and it’s a reasonable theory) did not hold true for Dr. Oz when he debated Fetterman.

  7. Penelope Dreadful April 7, 2023 at 9:38 am #

    And worse, Riley Gaines had to barricade herself out in San Francisco from a murderous tranny mob. As someone noted, the trans-activists have become like the Brown Shirts. They are going to pull that violent crap in the wrong place, and there will be a massive pushback, and probably a lot of dead.

    • cowbell81 April 7, 2023 at 9:57 am #

      Don’t forget, the trannies will be having their big Easter Parade down LA way this weekend. Get out there and enjoy the hysteria!

    • MaryQueen April 7, 2023 at 10:46 am #

      Yep. They are the brownshirts.

      If they win though, it’s gonna be ugly.

      They are winning ATM.

    • FGB3 April 7, 2023 at 12:46 pm #

      Brown Shirts. Same basic playbook. Actually it began with the Antifa thugs..

    • Jarek April 7, 2023 at 12:55 pm #

      Nope, you’re reversing it. The Trannies are among the violent of the antifa. See the work of Andy Ngo.

      Now who fought and defeated the antifa in old Germany? The Nazis did. And yes, the roots of antifa go back to Weimar. They were the militia of that regime as they are of this one. The Nazis were denied access to the media, so they took their message to the streets – where they were immediately attacked. After 13 years, 25,000 casualties and over 300 deaths, they triumphed.

  8. Mac April 7, 2023 at 9:43 am #

    If RFK Jr. worships at the alter of the Church of Climate Change, he will not have my vote. As to his understanding of the fusion of corporate and state power, and its attendant dangers to the Republic, he is over the target and will be drawing a lot of fire.

    • Night Owl April 7, 2023 at 10:19 am #

      I think there is a middle road to be found on green issues.

      Industrial pollution is a problem. I do not believe we are changing the climate in the matter suggested by the nutters out there, nor do I believe the narratives on “fossil fuels” or the wacky “carrying capacity” cultists, but keeping our air and water relatively clean benefits us all and is something that should be self evident to anyone with an IQ above room temperature.

      • Night Owl April 7, 2023 at 10:19 am #

        “manner”

      • Beryl of Oyl April 7, 2023 at 10:34 am #

        Yes Night, most of what I’ve seen of RFK Jr.s objection to fossil fuels has been over the air quality issues.

        If he says gas stoves cause asthma I will take back everything nice I have ever said about him.

        • Jarek April 7, 2023 at 12:57 pm #

          It’s important to keep warm and be able to cook. Lights are nice too, but not as important as the first two.

      • cbeard April 7, 2023 at 1:12 pm #

        That IQ thing is a big problem.

        • Night Owl April 7, 2023 at 3:38 pm #

          😀

    • mrs_saj April 7, 2023 at 2:34 pm #

      Mac,

      Trump gets that climate change is a hoax (the part that humans can reverse naturally occurring climate change).

      Kennedy gets that Civid is a hoax and the vaxxines are a bio-weapon.

      Neither man is perfect, but I would be so relieved if Kennedy could push Biden out of the race. Biden may not have it in him to fight off a primary challenge (even with the media’s help).

      • Rowdypiglet April 7, 2023 at 3:43 pm #

        I agree with our host in believing that there are some moderate and reasonable Dems to be found here and there, who aren’t comfortable with the direction taken in recent years.

        The trouble, as I see it, is that if Kennedy criticizes the trans lunatics, he will lose a significant number of Democrats – too many. If he tries to placate them, he’ll lose everyone else. He could very well get into the same position as Bernie Sanders, in that he could appeal to voters from both parties but face too much opposition from within his own party.

        • mrs_saj April 8, 2023 at 6:29 pm #

          Rowdy,

          I agree with the part about Kennedy and the trans issue.

          I don’t know the same Democrats as JHK. The ones I know are brainwashed with the dem nuttery; all of it. But this is because of who I know. My circle of acquaintance may not be representative of the Democratic Party.

  9. Beryl of Oyl April 7, 2023 at 9:48 am #

    I think Bobby Jr. is brave to be doing this. It isn’t hard to envision an actual lunatic being inspired even without prodding by the government, to gain infamy in perpetuity by taking down the next presidential candidate Kennedy.

    Therein lies one problem I have with him. Knowing what the government did to his father and uncle, or had done, he still wants only that government to have the right to bear arms.

    He may also believe some of that climate nuttery, but I’m not too certain about that.

    • thirdcoastlegend April 7, 2023 at 10:45 am #

      Beryl-

      RFK Jr. has been fantastic through the entire coof mess.

      However, I was not impressed with how he came off regarding green issues inPlanet of the Humans, even though I am sure there was some selective editing and presentation occurring, which is surprising when you consider the people that made that documentary.

    • MaryQueen April 7, 2023 at 10:49 am #

      I’m not impressed with his stand on most things, he is a Democrat, after all.

      I am grateful for his work on the covid hoax and his book on Fauci.

      I don’t know what getting the Bernie Sanders treatment in a campaign will do for anyone.

    • Jarek April 7, 2023 at 12:59 pm #

      Then he’s no good for us. America equals guns. The right to bear arms shall not be infringed. No compromise on the Bill of Right – any of them. The second is the guarantor of the first.

      • Ron Anselmo April 7, 2023 at 2:53 pm #

        Period.

      • Wizard of the Saddle April 7, 2023 at 3:46 pm #

        I agree that gun rights are a bright red line that no candidate may cross or they lose my vote.

  10. Beryl of Oyl April 7, 2023 at 9:49 am #

    At least we have another entry who does not support lockdowns.

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    • Jarek April 7, 2023 at 1:01 pm #

      His role will be to split the Democratic vote and allow Trump to win. Of course the cheating must be curtailed to some extent at least, or we’ll just have a repeat of the last election.

  11. JTinMD April 7, 2023 at 9:50 am #

    Hear! Hear!

    Knocked it outta the park today, Mr K!

  12. Disaffected April 7, 2023 at 9:50 am #

    You don’t have to work hard to convince me, Jim. Kennedy I would actually vote for, not that I believe the PTB will ever let it happen. Could be they’ll have him shot as well, just to drive home the point for once and for all: There Is No Alternative – TINA! Wouldn’t surprise me in the least.

    By the way, I think the whole Trump “persecution/comeback” is just being staged to stir up his followers. He’s not serious and never has been. Had his chance, blew it spectacularly, and yet somehow still holds a spell over people who should know better. What can you say? Carnival barkers have always had a way with the American people.

    • C.O.Jones April 7, 2023 at 10:00 am #

      Agree 100% Disaffected.

      Something to think about: Most sentient beings see the death shot as part of a deep state plan.

      Trump supports the death shot 100% and takes credit for it.
      Bobby Kennedy not so much.

      Who would be most likely to prosecute the perpetrators of the death shot i.e. Gates, Fauci, Collins, Birx and all the pharma execs?

      Trump?
      or Kennedy?

      That makes Trump deep state.

    • Beryl of Oyl April 7, 2023 at 10:02 am #

      There is something very wrong about that whole thing. That indictment could not be taken seriously.

      Are we supposed to believe that Bragg wrote the whole thing himself, with no clerks or anybody at least reading it?

      Come on!

      Trump blew his chance because he had too many sycophants pretending he could do no wrong, unwilling to correct him when they could plainly see him wandering off into the weeds.

      • Cankerpuss April 7, 2023 at 10:15 am #

        We are in a bad way when there is nobody to enforce the law upon the enforcers. Bragg is a pawn. Nothing more.

        I believe Trump was seriously played by a political system he underestimated. His ego is now preventing him from back tracking his pet vaccine. It’s a shame. This is why I say he has too much baggage now.

      • Jarek April 7, 2023 at 1:05 pm #

        Trump was going to pick Kennedy, but Jared told him to pick Fauci. Fauci was “the bigger guy” so it made sense to Trump. That’s about how deep he is.

        People who know Jared say he’s serious his faith, and his sect, the Chabad. That makes him an ethnic supremacist. Why? Because that’s what they believe.

    • Islander April 7, 2023 at 11:33 am #

      “By the way, I think the whole Trump “persecution/comeback” is just being staged to stir up his followers. He’s not serious and never has been. Had his chance, blew it spectacularly, and yet somehow still holds a spell over people who should know better. What can you say? Carnival barkers have always had a way with the American people.”

      It doesn’t really matter what you think of Trump. It sounds as though you think he deserves this treatment.

      This is really not about Trump. That is, Bragg et al. want to make it about Trump. The Neocons hate him the same lunatic way they hate the Russians.

      But for the country it is no longer about Trump. It is about our legal system and the oncoming descent into “banana republic” territory.

      Anyone who can’t see this is a chump.

      • Disaffected April 7, 2023 at 12:28 pm #

        It sounds as though you think he deserves this treatment.

        There ya go assuming again. No, I don’t think that. But him posing as some sort of comeback political hero is also grossly mistaken. We can and need to do MUCH better than that.

        And Trump is certainly not the first – nor will he be the last – to suffer a politically motivated malicious prosecution. He, of all people, should know that.

        • Islander April 7, 2023 at 1:07 pm #

          I did not “assume” anything.

          I said “It sounds as though.”

          Big difference.

          Reading comprehension.

          • Disaffected April 7, 2023 at 2:05 pm #

            Always so argumentative.

          • Islander April 7, 2023 at 5:04 pm #

            Oh, dear, doesn’t like to be “argued with” when he misspeaks.

        • Jarek April 7, 2023 at 1:08 pm #

          No we can’t do better. De Santis might be a better man – if it was up to him. But he needs the money the Neo-Cons give him. And being ambitious, he has taken it. Ditto for everyone else.

          Nobody really good can rise. Unless they only pretend to be evil. Putin played the Russian Oligarchs – then crushed them. We simply don’t have anyone with that combination of ruthlessness and virtue, the two usually not going together, alas.

          • workingclasshero April 7, 2023 at 11:11 pm #

            Ron DE Santis is still the best of the Republican field followed by Cruz or Hawley, IMHO.

      • Mac April 7, 2023 at 12:47 pm #

        TPTB just want Trump to be a wounded nominee. He’s the only Republican the Dens can beat, by hook or by crook.

    • FGB3 April 7, 2023 at 12:50 pm #

      That’s the most objective, non-ad hominem thing you can say about Trump – he’s not serious. And this when we live in the most serious times since at least 1776.

  13. Beryl of Oyl April 7, 2023 at 9:55 am #

    I also don’t know where Bobby stands on the trans misogynistic nuttery.

    The Republican Party and the Democrats both support this garbage to one degree or another.

    So does President Trump, btw. He just wants an “exception” for girls’ sports.

    Here is the White House spokeswoman putting out a call for recruits to the trans terrorists:

    https://twitter.com/DailyCaller/status/1644057299726618639?s=20

    The administration just doubled down on boys’ rights to be on girls’ teams.

    Do people still expect schoolgirls to fight this battle themselves?

    • MaryQueen April 7, 2023 at 10:51 am #

      His wife is a hollywood actress so…. you can imagine that he is on board.

      I have not seen him ever counter it. I will guess that he supports LGBTQ++ 100%. I hope I am proven wrong.

      • C.O.Jones April 7, 2023 at 11:06 am #

        I hope you’re right, MaryQueen. I know Bobby Kennedy carries with him the family history of philandering and he’s already copped to the drug use which to me, are kinda standard at this point. – Who cares? I WANT to support this guy but I can’t do it if he is on board with promoting the transgender agenda which is at it’s root, the transhumanist agenda. The whole LGBTQ++expialidocious thing leads down that path.

        • badberries April 7, 2023 at 11:48 am #

          Even tho the sound of it is something quite atrocious.

          Mad Mag. published a spoof, – Supercaliforniansurfers-expertsontheocean

      • happiface April 7, 2023 at 12:36 pm #

        she was a model–i don’t think trump gives a rats ass about trannies or other forms of deviant behavior–he never thinks about it–not his game–has said behavior between consenting adults is not what he cares about–but of course we all support protection for our kids even unknown to us our kids are right in the middle of it..do you think at least one of trumps kids is homo?

        • Paula D April 7, 2023 at 1:24 pm #

          I think Mary was referring to RFK’s wife.

      • Jarek April 7, 2023 at 1:23 pm #

        You’re right, Mary. Gay rights opened the door to this madness. Letting Gays get married – and God help us – adopt children was the great victory that preceded this. Thus emboldened, they moved forward.

        • MaryQueen April 7, 2023 at 7:59 pm #

          “These data are particularly interesting due to the stark contrasts that they draw with social beliefs about incels. Far from being the aggressive and overtly hostile provocateurs that they are characterized as being online, incels appear to be remarkably sad, with comparably poor mental health.”

          • Jarek April 7, 2023 at 9:53 pm #

            And how are sterile women doing? Worse as everyone knows.

    • Rowdypiglet April 7, 2023 at 3:49 pm #

      Beryl, I don’t expect schoolgirls to fight this battle. But I do expect more resistance from grown women in professional sports. They have absolutely nothing to lose by refusing to participate, since they cannot win against male competitors anyway. Yet few seem willing. When those who are best placed to protest fail to do so, there doesn’t seem to be much hope.

    • Wizard of the Saddle April 7, 2023 at 3:49 pm #

      The trans Wokesters must die – period. Any candidate who even mildly goes along with that insanity will INSTANTLY lose my vote.

      I have ZERO tolerance for these tranny SOB’s.

  14. rudyspeaks April 7, 2023 at 9:58 am #

    Perhaps the best article JHK has produced (and I’m generally a fan anyway!). His identifying the JFK assassination (& 911!) as THE turning point in US history is, I think, incontestable.That both Crimes were never investigated except by CLEARLY compromised panels, designed to fail, raises obvious leads as to the REAL authors of both (all 3, w/RFK) crimes. JHK and I are both old enough to remember the Optimism the nation felt in 1960… remember the 5 mile hikes? Within a few years the resulting Mafiacracy was waging an illegal war of aggression in SE Asia, and robbing the Middle Class’s income. RFK Jr may be our last hope.

    • Cankerpuss April 7, 2023 at 10:13 am #

      1963 was the beginning of the neocon filth that now runs everything. However, the Republic died when Abraham Lincoln waged ware against half the Country and overthrew the Constitution of 1788. It got worse when Woodrow Wilson brought us the income tax and the Federal Reserve Bank. JFK’s assassination was the nail in the coffin.

      We are in the death throes now.

      • malthuss April 7, 2023 at 1:49 pm #

        1913

        1965

      • Wizard of the Saddle April 7, 2023 at 3:50 pm #

        Correct on all counts Cankerpuss.

    • badberries April 7, 2023 at 11:44 am #

      The “Kill Shot” for JFK came from the front and to the right. But, we all know that…

      Garrison came to UM with a copy of the Zapruder.

      He played that shot over and over and over. “From the front and to the right”. He played it so many times I had to check to see if I had any splatter on me.

      Lee H. Oswald became the first political prisoner of the new Regime.

      • elysianfield April 7, 2023 at 12:22 pm #

        Berries,
        More accurately from the low front and to the right.

        • badberries April 8, 2023 at 10:43 am #

          Correct, low front and to the right. Not from the book depository where the “patsy” supposedly was.

          Since that day, things have slowly turned to shit in this country.

          My brothers are all “Vietnam era” vets, they all (3) volunteered thinking they were doing their patriotic chore, they think differently now.

          We have a “president” who worries about crapping his britches.

          • elysianfield April 8, 2023 at 2:47 pm #

            Berries,
            Last time I was in Dallas, I walked Dealy Plaza. Do you know, at the street gutter exactly down from the “Grassy Knoll” there is a storm drain? One that, after about 3/4 of a mile underground, empties into the Guadalupe River?

            I am relatively competent as a rifleman…and the trajectory from the storm drain to JFK was absolutely perfect…as was
            the hide and egress. And…of course, the shot would seem to have come from the knoll.

            A good friend of mine was a SFPD motor cop. He was on all the details when VIP’s visited San Francisco. He told me that, after the JFK assassination, they began welding shut manhole covers along the route of travel…

            They never did before the incident.

    • Jarek April 7, 2023 at 1:26 pm #

      That America was White with a Western Culture. This one isn’t. You can’t change the very PEOPLE and expect to have the same culture and politics.

      And his beloved Uncle Ted was the one of the main vectors of the change.

  15. RaymondR April 7, 2023 at 9:59 am #

    “There is a deep, primal wish in the American psyche to correct the damage to our country caused by the murders of John F. Kennedy and his brother Robert. ”

    Bang on Jim!

    I wish the best for RFK Jr and my American neighbours. I fear that Mr. Kennedy to meet the same fate as his father and uncle, continuing the tragedy.

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    • C.O.Jones April 7, 2023 at 11:10 am #

      I have the same fear, RaymondR.

      Can you imagine the US Citizenry stating plainly to the Clowns In Action director “If anything happens to our president, you will be held accountable. It doesn’t matter if you had anything to do with it because it will be blamed on “the Russians” anyway. You had better guard our president like your life depended on it because it does.”

      • Cankerpuss April 7, 2023 at 1:07 pm #

        Oh, I can imagine a lot of things like that. Can you imagine if the US Citizenry simply stopped paying our taxes. All of us, all at once, just said “nope, not sending you any more money.” What would they do? jail hundreds of millions of us? Without tax money rolling in the deep state workers don’t get paid. If they don’t get paid they leave the job. Government collapses. We the people truly have ALL of the power but we just refuse to act as one. We are too divided into our little Democrat and Republican tribes and we keep paying our taxes.

        Yeah, I have a vivid imagination.

        • cbeard April 7, 2023 at 1:32 pm #

          How do you stop the feds and state government from deducting the income tax from your paycheck?

          • Wizard of the Saddle April 7, 2023 at 3:53 pm #

            By working for yourself and doing all of your business “under the table.” In other words, you must become a crook in order to avoid being continually robbed by the crooks.

            Ironic, isn’t it?

        • Rowdypiglet April 7, 2023 at 3:59 pm #

          Cankerpuss, I can see your scenario working if you changed the focus. I don’t think mass numbers of people not paying their taxes would do a thing. They’d use any number of obvious methods to put a stop to that, including picking out random people for draconian punishments as they’ve done for Jan 6.

          On the other hand, there’s a core of people who make life possible here. If a substantial number of electricians, plumbers, truck drivers, grocery store clerks, road crews, utility company employees, farmers, etc., withheld their services, it wouldn’t take long for everything that works to stop working. A general strike among these people, even if not everyone participated, would be devastating. Lawyer, school teachers, bank clerks, financial manipulators, could cease working forever and make a better world by doing so. But plumbers, roofers, electricians . . not so much.

        • Vegan Shark April 7, 2023 at 4:59 pm #

          Good on you, Cankerpuss. The primary need now is suggestions for actions and strategies to counter the reigning insanity. Put them on the table. There’ll be time to debate their merits later.

  16. Ishabaka April 7, 2023 at 10:00 am #

    With Kamala Harris an embarassing failure, perhaps Mr. Biden would accept a White person with a uterus as his running mate? May I recommend Dylan Mulvaney.

    • cowbell81 April 7, 2023 at 10:06 am #

      What about Sam Brinton, he/she/xe would make a good VP, no?

      • badberries April 7, 2023 at 11:38 am #

        Only if Samantha wears a sweet little black cocktail party dress with spaghetti straps.

        The briefcase Sam carries must be stolen from an airport Carousel.

        • Beryl of Oyl April 7, 2023 at 11:52 am #

          I wonder if the statute of limitations was up for that. Anyone remember? I think I read that it was.

          Those were some pricey duds.

          • badberries April 8, 2023 at 10:49 am #

            Yep, old Sammy had an eye for the good stuff but couldn’t afford it.

            I do a lot of “thrift ” shopping and scored an LLBean $400 down parka last week for $30.

            Maybe Sammy should do the same now that “he” lost “her” job?

            Don’t know about the Stat O L.

    • MaryQueen April 7, 2023 at 10:52 am #

      Dylan doesn’t have a uterus.

      • cowbell81 April 7, 2023 at 10:59 am #

        He likes to think he does though, in that fairytale fantasy land that his messed-up mind inhabits. These days, isn’t that enough to make it be so?

      • SW April 7, 2023 at 11:00 am #

        No, Mary, Dylan doesn’t have a uterus but he does have a darling wardrobe and lots of make-up. We can’t have everything.

        • badberries April 8, 2023 at 10:51 am #

          Correct, Dylan has a darling wardrobe and an Adams Apple. It’ll take some tricky surgery to remove that and not leave a scar.

      • Ishabaka April 9, 2023 at 7:33 am #

        Dylan identifies with having a uterus. Case closed!

      • ryan1327 April 9, 2023 at 9:33 am #

        I’m sure he does, in a jar somewhere.

  17. Alfred April 7, 2023 at 10:02 am #

    “If I run, my top priority will be to end the corrupt merger between state and corporate power that has ruined our economy, shattered the middle class, polluted our landscapes and waters, poisoned our children, and robbed us of our values and freedoms.” — Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

    He’s got my vote.

    And his twitter post says everything needed to be said.

    • Beryl of Oyl April 7, 2023 at 10:11 am #

      I started to show people some of his posts, during the time of the scamdemic, and many people had the same reaction, that they were surprised he said that, and that previously anything they saw from him was some really dumb, really liberal thing.

      I think he learned a few things from the reactions to him as he tried to expose Fauci and Big Pharma.

      He’s matured and gained wisdom.

      BTW I see where he blames a donation from Pfizer for President Trump dumping him after he was asked to be head of vaccine integrity for Trump’s new administration.

      While it is true that Pfizer donated to the inauguration festivities, it was Bill Gates who straight up told Trump that appointing Bobby wasn’t a good idea.

      • C.O.Jones April 7, 2023 at 11:19 am #

        Another incidence where Trump got played.

    • Wizard of the Saddle April 7, 2023 at 3:56 pm #

      “The corrupt merger between state and corporate power.”

      What RFK just described is the Leftist Woke Deviant Fascist Alliance that currently has a death grip on the throat of America.

      They will give him the same treatment as Trump. Hell, they’ll likely shoot him because they may fear him more than Trump.

  18. Cankerpuss April 7, 2023 at 10:10 am #

    Excellent write up, Mr. Kunstler. I share your hope. When Mr. Kennedy announced his candidacy the first thought that came to my mind was “They will kill him just like they did his Daddy.”

    I would vote Democrat if he wins the nomination.

    I’m a staunch supporter of Donald Trump mainly because of the media and establishment’s vitriol against him. I don’t view him as a perfect man and he’s subject to many weaknesses just like every single one of us. Mr. Trump is a man that I admire because of his bravery, fortitude and toxic masculinity and I am grateful for what he has sacrificed to try and right the errant ship that America has become. However, Mr. Trump has too much baggage now and he’s becoming too much of a liability.

    My big concern now is could Mr. Kennedy get through the corrupted electoral process, you know the one where America uses all of this fancy technology for its “vaunted” elections but can’t determine a winner for weeks after election day because all of this technology can’t seem to accurately count the votes.

    We need to go back to paper ballots and finger ink. Nobody cares.

    • Beryl of Oyl April 7, 2023 at 10:13 am #

      The fact that President Trump at CPAC stood by the vaxx and the entire Chinese Communist “response” tore it for me.

      I will not support anyone who supports lockdowns and all the attendant human rights violations.

      No ifs, and, or buts.

      • Night Owl April 7, 2023 at 10:23 am #

        I am more or less on the same page, though aside from RFK, there is no one else.

        The mandates were the biggest issue of all for me, and Trump is anti-mandate.

        I have long since learned that you cannot stop people from believing in fairy tales like Covid-19, and that freedom means that such individuals can inject whatever poision in whatever quantities into their bodies that they so choose.

        The biggest issue is the corruption/institutional capture.

        • thirdcoastlegend April 7, 2023 at 10:50 am #

          NO-

          Mandates don’t matter anymore.

          There are multiple power centers trying to load our meat and vegetables with mRNA as quickly as they can.

        • elysianfield April 7, 2023 at 12:28 pm #

          ” though aside from RFK, there is no one else.”

          Owl,
          Still believe that there might be a white knight somewhere to right the wrongs in this country?

          We are not going to vote our way out of what is coming.

          “They’re engineering an economic smash-up worse than the Great Depression. They’ve torpedoed the rule of law. The Woke Marxist social nuttery they’ve unleashed has disordered millions of young minds. They work overtime to destroy language so that we don’t know what we’re talking about. Their race and gender hustles have made us a clown nation. The worst of us is valorized and the best cancelled. They’ve perverted the election process. And it’s increasingly clear that they’ve disabled and killed at least a million people with their medical tyranny.”

          Yeah…vote early and vote often….

          • Disaffected April 7, 2023 at 12:29 pm #

            Hear, hear!

          • Jarek April 7, 2023 at 1:33 pm #

            Kid Rock? He shot up a few cartons of Bud Light after they partnered with a Tranny as cover girl.

            Many bars are now banning the beer. Will it ended to all Anhauser-Bush products?

          • farmgal April 7, 2023 at 2:03 pm #

            Thank you, thank you EF. Everyone is “Holding Out For a Hero” it seems. All over the blogs I follow it’s RFKJr. all the way and damn the consequences. And as far as the American psyche wanting to set things right for the Kennedy’s I doubt it. I was born in 1953 and can only remember it as a child but I think many of us simply like to look back with fond nostalgia at a time of relative innocence.

            I foolishly thought Trump was that hero – twice in fact, but that honeymoon is over. I truly admire RFKJr. He truly blew the lid off the Fauci debacle and it was a great book but as someone stated above unless he starts a new party…. here’s the new boss, same as the old boss.

          • thirdcoastlegend April 7, 2023 at 3:00 pm #

            J-

            Sadly, the Woke already found an unfortunate image of Kid Rock drinking Bud Light at some party in 2003 with a drag queen and posted on the pit known as reddit.

          • Night Owl April 7, 2023 at 3:37 pm #

            No, I have been one of the few people here saying that there is no proverbial white knight.

            When are Americans going to start doing what they are doing in France? Or what we did in Germany for 3 years.

            There are still weekly protests here.

          • Islander April 7, 2023 at 5:43 pm #

            RFK said “if I run.”

            If he does, I think he will understand, as did his uncle (and as Trump did not), that he needs to build around himself a cadre of absolutely loyal advisers and technocrats both to head the departments that constitute the Executive Branch and to function as a “kitchen cabinet.”

      • Cankerpuss April 7, 2023 at 10:29 am #

        Yes, Beryl, I agree, I couldn’t believe he was doing it when he did it. He made a tragic error trusting scum like Birx and Fauci. He lost his Presidency at that time. I knew he was done.

        Too much baggage.

        • Beryl of Oyl April 7, 2023 at 10:38 am #

          Birx got caught violating her own wacky rules, and it still was not enough to get him to fire her.

          He gave Fauci and Birx medals. Long after he knew what they were, he gave them medals.

          • cowbell81 April 7, 2023 at 11:01 am #

            The medals are probably made of pure gold, encrusted with rubies and diamonds too. Whoever said that crime does not pay? lol

          • SW April 7, 2023 at 11:06 am #

            According to Scott Atlas’ book A Plague on Our House, Birx was the one who pushed for lockdowns and school closings and Vice President Pence just went along with whatever she said. Neither doctors (according to him) spent any effort to actually evaluate the consequences of lockdowns. Remember Fauci said when confronted with this evidence said “that’s not my concern.”

          • badberries April 7, 2023 at 11:33 am #

            All I got was a medal inscribed “Participant”. I wear it with pride.

          • Jarek April 7, 2023 at 1:36 pm #

            Who can forget the look of triumphant pride on her face as she declared, “We’re interpreting covid liberally.”

            Those scarves hide her hideous neck – an outward symbol of her inner being.

          • C.O.Jones April 7, 2023 at 4:14 pm #

            Exactly, Beryl. Deep State Donny.

        • abbybwood April 7, 2023 at 2:21 pm #

          And he brought Dr. Scott Atlas in to join Fauci and Birx and they kept him shut up and in a corner.

          Read his book.

          • SW April 7, 2023 at 4:10 pm #

            I did and it was quite revealing about what went on in the WH and how Pence simply deferred to Fauci and Birx — one completely corrupt and the other, stupid and self-important/self-absorbed.

    • Yirgach April 7, 2023 at 11:11 am #

      Unless there is some truly earth shaking revelation from a Toto pulling back the curtain, the PTB and their MSM toadies will continue with business as usual. Their hands are still on the Reality Control knob, although things are starting to get a bit slippery.

      There have been absolutely no election reforms, especially in the blue states, so don’t expect anything wonderful from that end. The lemmings have been deeply brainwashed for several generations, and the resistance has been concentrated in flyover country, probably on purpose.

      I hope you have all read the Fourth Turning by now, it is a road map through this insanity.

      • Cankerpuss April 7, 2023 at 1:16 pm #

        I’m right with you. Election reform could be simple. All it takes is a paper ballot, legal identification and an ink blotter. People enter the ballot booth, vote their ballot, dip their finger in ink to show they have voted, drop their ballot in a box, a nice group of matured white haired ladies with pointed glasses and flowered shirts count them in front of witnesses in the next room. Done. Election reform.

        I live in Red Utah in the Rocky Mountains. All voting in this state is by mail. I wrote my “representative” and asked that he begin taking action to reform our elections to in person voting. He wrote me back and said “that will never happen, the County Clerks love voting by mail.”

        My simple version of election reform will never happen. Nobody cares. RFK junior, will never reach the White House. Neither will Donald Trump.

        • Jarek April 7, 2023 at 1:37 pm #

          Where is the Mormon Church on this? On the wrong side, right?

      • FGB3 April 7, 2023 at 1:23 pm #

        I have read it many times. I didn’t see any “road map” there. Where is it? I’m not dragging it out just now, but all they said was that there were several ways it could play out, including dictatorship. Naming it is not the same as giving a way through.

        • Jarek April 7, 2023 at 1:39 pm #

          That’s the best if not only way. A great man must arise, a Napoleon, Hitler, or Putin. He must work his way thru the ranks and then Strike at those who stand for unrighteousness.

        • megabeth April 7, 2023 at 2:47 pm #

          Total war is the one that bothers me, but I have a feeling that we are in the thick of a total information war, right now. Maybe it won’t go kinetic.

          Some of the main points about FT is that crises are sometimes not obvious as they happen, only after they abate. Also that human nature on a macroscale never changes, and that the behavior of huge groups of humans can turn on a dime, like a school of fish One clue might be the issues that even disparate groups can all agree on. And once again, one of those issues is huge monopolies. Figure from there.

        • Yirgach April 7, 2023 at 4:12 pm #

          When I said “roadmap”, I probably should have said “help to keep you from being blindsided” because there is a strong possibility that a a very heavy hand could gain control with huge support.

          Very heavy and very ugly consequences. As megabeth noted the behavior can turn on a dime.

          Looking at what’s happening in the educational system and at some of the “graduates” which are being turned out I’m starting to get a sense that when things go south we will experience a Dark Age once again.

  19. Hockeyguy April 7, 2023 at 10:14 am #

    Agree with JHK on about 95% of this. RFK Jr is the only Democrat I would consider voting for, but I’m certain that a) voting won’t change anything, and b) the corrupt Democrats will NOT ever give him the nomination. Trump, for all his flaws, faults, and clownery, still represents a pie in the face of the enraged establishment. So when RFK Jr is railroaded to a quick exit stage left, I’ll still vote for Trump as a mocking “fuck you” to the corrupt gormless clowns running and destroying Western Civ.

    • Jarek April 7, 2023 at 1:40 pm #

      If you can’t save the NHL from Woke, you won’t save America either.

      • MrMangoOnMyShoulder April 8, 2023 at 1:17 pm #

        Actually, four or five NHL teams just opted out of wearing rainbow jerseys (or whatever tf) for the scheduled “Pride Night” games last month.

        Oddly enough (these days, at least), one of them was the Minnesota Wild. A small ray of hope…?

    • megabeth April 7, 2023 at 2:38 pm #

      Trump did something big: he restored deterrence. He’s got my vote. But I have always liked RFK, Jr. Who says they can’t form an anti-Establishment unity ticket?

      I first noticed RFK, jr., when he spoke at Fighting Bob Fest in Wisconsin in 2005, or so. It was right when he seemed to be coming down with dysphonia, which is hereditary and very common in N. Europeans.

      The story of his utterly crazy wife, Mary, is a chilling one and reflects poorly on her, not her husband.

    • workingclasshero April 7, 2023 at 11:16 pm #

      RFK jr. will get mocked as a secret Republican for being anti-vaxx and then ignored into oblivion by the MSM.

  20. Zoltar April 7, 2023 at 10:19 am #

    “I suspect a substantial portion of rank-and-file Democrats may be secretly anxious to cast off the Woke / Deep State despotism that cloaks the party like a smallpox blanket.”

    A brilliant sentiment, but I fear that today’s corporate culture has leached the goodness out of too many people for RFK Jr. to be a viable candidate.

    He has been unfairly tarred an an “anti-vaxxer,” and the prodigious good work of his Children’s Health Defense organization largely ignored for years.

    We have heard “Joe Biden” presciently assure us that Nordstream 2 would not go online, and that Trump will not again occupy the Oval Office.

    I suspect that he also possesses sure knowledge that RFK Jr. will not become our next president, and that the CIA has a contingency plan to back him up.

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    • LagingRunatic April 7, 2023 at 11:02 am #

      Bingo.

  21. Freddie April 7, 2023 at 10:21 am #

    The destruction of the US dollar’s reserve status is a planned demolition, not the product of mere stupidity. Some people are thinking that the sanctions against the Russian Federation and especially the confiscation of Russia’s overseas bank reserves were acts of sheer stupidity, but none of this was done without the blessing of George Soros, the man who “Broke the Bank of England”. It’s a key part of the process of taking down the United States as a global power and critical for the implementation of “The Great Reset” and the CBDC universal social control system. Manifest evil it is indeed, but the NeoCons are merely useful idiots; demon lieutenants. George Soros himself is also only a higher ranking demon; a demon general.

    I do wish RFK, Jr. well.

    • Cankerpuss April 7, 2023 at 10:34 am #

      There is not one thing in politics that happens that is not carefully scripted and planned out before hand. Nothing. Everything that is happening right now is designed to destroy the last Country on the planet that one had the ability to stop the “One World Order” or the “Great Reset”.

      Read Cleon Skausen’s “Naked Communist” and you’ll see that it is all planned, everything, even this transgendering madness that is popping up in the media all around us. It’s all designed to destroy this once great bastion of freedom.

    • FGB3 April 7, 2023 at 1:30 pm #

      Yes to all you said Freddie. Yours is the most correct explanation I’ve seen anywhere on these social pages.

      QUESTION: who’s the Commander-in-Chief over Soros?

      Jim and I have been wrangling over the whole issue of whether or not there is a central locus for all of this evil; that it has not just appeared by happenstance due to the general cupidity of the human being.

      I’ve advanced the well-known image of a Pyramid to him, where the very topmost persons are a very small, secretive group which actually controls everyone below them. But in support of my view I do offer the figure of the late David Rockefeller as about as high up as any one is that could be identified.

      • Jarek April 7, 2023 at 1:46 pm #

        The Rothschilds and their associates – other banking families to which they are intermarried.

        A finger flicks a string, moving a gear that moves a rope, a rope, a chain, etc.

        One man makes a call. The man called makes two calls. Those men make two calls and so on down on the Pyramid, down the chain of command.

  22. gustafson.robert.22 April 7, 2023 at 10:24 am #

    Absolutely. I will get up and vote for Kennedy.

    For president, not VP.

  23. Beryl of Oyl April 7, 2023 at 10:29 am #

    “Mr. Trump also recognized the evil afoot in our country and he set out to correct all that.”

    He did. There are people piling on right now, claiming he only ran as a one trick pony, on the illegal immigration issue.

    Nothing could be further from the truth, and it is extremely insulting to the people like me who had concerns in the first place, and found to our surprise that a brash celebrity builder from Queens, Noo Yawk, was the only person talking about the issues we cared about.

    I posted here previously about Tucker Carlson realizing there was more to Trump when he heard what he was saying about NATO.

    People who were in high places in our government must have known for years how bad our country was being ripped off, and they didn’t think it mattered.

    For me it was when I read an interview with a celebrity about the condition of our roads and infrastructure, and talking about how there was no money to fix them, in first-world cities like LA.

    Then I saw where Donald Trump was questioning how you could go to all these foreign places and their airports were in beautiful condition while our infrastructure was crumbling.

    That’s far far away from xenophobia. It was a legitimate issue.

    I think some of these people are in on the various rackets and did not want Trump to change anything, but I think others just thought they themselves were the smartest thing going, and were put to shame by someone they always looked down on, and they therefore hate him.

    And us.

    • SW April 7, 2023 at 11:23 am #

      Beryl — There’s a battle going on in the US and the western world that’s reality vs. propaganda.

      How long it will take for any light to dawn in Wokeville is anyone’s guess but if western society continues to denigrate members of its own country (German Staci-like lockdowns, farmers in the Netherlands thrown off their land, working class French protesting, England’s plan for 15 minute cities) then at some point, either they’ll be in a position to crush any and all opposition or they will finally realize the world can not be controlled.

    • Islander April 7, 2023 at 11:44 am #

      Recall, too, the Trump was on target when he said the US should pull out of WHO.

      Predictions of who is a “viable” candidate are premature.

      In fact, they play right into the hands of TPTB and their narrative nannies that like to play this “viable” game to sink anyone they don’t like.

      Anyone who presents a threat to the Deep State will be pronounced “unviable” in advance.

      Classic preprogramming.

    • Jarek April 7, 2023 at 1:49 pm #

      As Anglin said, instead of kvetching the other night about what was being done to him, he should have spoken the Truth: We are up against absolute evil that has slated our Nation for destruction. I’m the one who is trying to stop them. Stand with me and let’s stop them.

  24. jdbartram April 7, 2023 at 10:37 am #

    I am ambivalent about RFK Jr. running. It is impossible for him to win, certainly to win as a Democrat. If that party could rig it so that “Joe Biden” and Kamal Harris could win, then they can certainly prevent RFK, Jr from winning. People are always talking about somebody like Sanders or Kucinich moving things in the right direction, but I don’t believe it is true. I am also worried about his safety.

    • BuckeyeDoug April 7, 2023 at 11:30 am #

      Finally between Trump and RFK Jr. we have two good candidates (IMO). I too am worried about the safety of both. If we end up with both in the finals I wonder how Trump fares re: the fake vaccines etc. compared to RFK.

    • MaryQueen April 7, 2023 at 12:00 pm #

      They rigged the primaries against Bernie, and they rigged the primaries for Biden a well.

      • mrs_saj April 7, 2023 at 3:36 pm #

        Completely true!

    • FGB3 April 7, 2023 at 1:53 pm #

      I would borrow your statement, and offer a paraphrase, “If any political power could rig it so that “Joe Biden” and Kamal Harris could win”, then that’s it. Game over. There will never be another honest election in the United States of America. Sorry folks but the die is cast. Now nothing can stop what is coming

      I know that’s depressing. I’m depressed every day about it. You know the phrase ‘American Exceptionalism’? It can be used in various contexts. In this case, it is just difficult for any American, at least of my elder generation, to imagine that this great country could actually be destroyed.

      But then consider this statement above yours, “Then I saw where Donald Trump was questioning how you could go to all these foreign places and their airports were in beautiful condition while our infrastructure was crumbling”. That really says it all. And while we’re at it, let’s throw in our crummy health care system which is in fact nothing but a racket.

      As Jim wrote, November 22, 1963 was the Turning Point. The cabal took over the government of these United States, blatantly. Sure 1913 was B-A-D, and another Turning Point, but that was more sneaky and mainly financial. JFK’s assassination was indeed a coup d’etat. Like a 3rd World shithole.

      And yet, here we are still thinking we are really, actually ‘the land of the free and the home of the brave’. In the immortal words of that genius George W. Bush, “this sucker is going down”. It has to. Any country in such a situation has to. It’s called REALITY. And Reality always bats last.

      And really this is ultimately good. In this stage of the human project’s history we just have to crash and burn, crash and burn, over and over again, and wipe the slate clean. Then begin all over. The really bright spot in this whole story, at least for our time, is Russia.

      Look at what happened to them after the USSR crashed and burned. They had it very bad indeed in the 1990s, but emerged into what they have now, which is what America should be about. The tables have turned. Ironically.

      • mrs_saj April 7, 2023 at 3:40 pm #

        FGB3,

        Love, love, love:

        Reality always bats last.

        I’m going to use it.

  25. TaxDonkey April 7, 2023 at 11:03 am #

    what is the RFK position on gun rights?

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    • Disaffected April 7, 2023 at 11:24 am #

      Given his family history, I can’t imagine it’s pro. That said, gun rights are primarily a legislative and possibly judicial branch concern. The Exec can’t really do much by him or herself.

      • Mac April 7, 2023 at 1:22 pm #

        Incorrect, Disaffected. The President has massive power to protect all the elements of the Bill of Rights, and should.

        • Disaffected April 7, 2023 at 2:02 pm #

          Practically? No, not really. Just one guy.

    • Beryl of Oyl April 7, 2023 at 11:30 am #

      Take a guess.

  26. erik April 7, 2023 at 11:09 am #

    Anyone here recall what Osama Bin Laden said regarding 9/11 and his grand plan to destroy America by provoking it into a series of misadventures that would prove to be a destructive distraction? It’s worked; he was a prophet in a weird sort of way. Everything we’ve done since then has been to our detriment. We have sown the wind….

    • MaryQueen April 7, 2023 at 12:00 pm #

      He wasn’t behind 9/11.

      • Paula D April 7, 2023 at 1:29 pm #

        And the Patriot Act was already written before 9-11.

        Didn’t Biden once brag that he wrote part of it?

      • Not_GeorgeT April 7, 2023 at 3:59 pm #

        Keep saying it.

        Unfortunately, in a country populated with people driving around alone in automobiles wearing masks with the windows up, it’s a difficult truth for many to grasp.

        • MaryQueen April 7, 2023 at 4:39 pm #

          It’s so ridiculous, isn’t it?

          And WTC Building 7 collapsed out of empathy for the other 2…

      • SpeedyBB April 8, 2023 at 11:32 pm #

        BIn laDEN = BIDEN

        Coincidink?

    • Jarek April 7, 2023 at 1:56 pm #

      I assume we really don’t like the Taliban since they burned the opium fields and stopped boy prostitution. Yet we armed them massively. Was that by default or part of some daft plan.

      We wanted to get onto Ukraine. Did we really just leave all that stuff behind in our hurry to do so?

  27. LagingRunatic April 7, 2023 at 11:09 am #

    James, you are way more optimistic than me after these last 15 years. There’s no way our broken-beyond-repair systems are going to work, because them not working is a sign of them working better, according to the cretins running the censorship-indoctrination-finance complex that is the administrative state. I guess because they ARE working better, at least for those assholes. The bugs in the software that allowed Trump’s election have been patched, and civil society has been transitioned into an incipient civil war. Cuz it’s always in to be in a war.

    • MaryQueen April 7, 2023 at 11:20 am #

      I agree. I don’t see anything changing as long as the Constitution and rule of law are subverted.

      • happiface April 7, 2023 at 12:46 pm #

        the coming nukes will change all…

        • FGB3 April 7, 2023 at 1:57 pm #

          Now that would wipe the slate clean.

      • Cankerpuss April 7, 2023 at 1:24 pm #

        The Constitution was meant for a moral and righteous people. It is wholly insufficient and inadequate for a morally corrupt and bankrupt people. The American government isn’t behaving in ways that are unique to the American people.

        1. Our Government spends more money than it has and has insurmountable debts. How many Americans live the same way?

        2. Our Government spends money on things that are not necessary. How many Americans blow money on big houses they don’t need or fancy cars they can’t drive, etc.

        3. Our Government kills people. Lots of murders going in American cities these days.

        4. Our Government tries to police everything. Local communities have armed their police forces with war like materials.

        5. Our Government leaders are morally vaccuous people. So are Americans.

        6. Our Government doesn’t obey its own laws. Neither do Americans. Just driving to work today I saw people speeding, running red lights, illegal lane shifts, etc. Shoplifting is rampant everywhere.

        I could go on and on. You get the idea I am sure. A righteous population wouldn’t tolerate an unrighteous government. Until the people right themselves and get back to God and morality the Constitution is nothing more than butt fodder.

        • Jarek April 7, 2023 at 1:58 pm #

          Yes, many nations have good constitutions, often modeled on ours. It doesn’t help them since they ignore them. Now we do the same.

  28. MaryQueen April 7, 2023 at 11:15 am #

    I’d like to harken back to a discussion I saw between Chris Hedges and Ralph Nader in 2015, predicting exactly what the Bernie Sanders “progressive” campaign would come to. They were completely prescient as to how things would play out:

    They predicted that Bernie would be popular and eclipse all of the other Dem candidates; that Bernie’s popularity would invigorate the Democrat party and fill their coffers with donations (it did; the Bernie hopium was so extensive that old people who couldn’t hardly afford to eat were donating their last dollar to the poor “underdog.”); that Bernie would fill stadiums and inspire millions of voters who strayed from the Dem party back into the fold.

    They also predicted that Bernie would then, having done the job of sheepdogging ex-Dems back into the fold, be tossed aside like an old shoe, and his huge phalanx of followers treated like garbage, as the establishment Democrats stepped in and took over the primaries. They would have figured that many would stay (which indeed happened). It all came true exactly as they said. Even the part where Bernie rolled over like the complacent puppy he has actually always been and gave the entire grift his blessing, right out in the open.

    Much as with the people on this thread already hopping aboard the RFK train, without even waiting to see what his platform is, if people were to look into Bernie Sanders’ actual voting history, they would have seen a major war industry supporter, and a guy who has voted along with establishment Dems his entire career. But he was sold to us as a populist and had good speech writers and knew how to make people fall in love with a kindly but indignant and determined old grampaw who loved the working class and wasn’t gonna take big corporate warmonger bullshit anymore (Insert eye-roll here).

    RFJ, Jr. may or may not have noble intentions, but he of all people knows how the establishment Dems (now infested and run by neocons AND the deep state) works. It sure is a nice fantasy that some guy with some moral scruples who has done stellar work debunking the covid19 hoax and exposing Fauxi’s criminality wants to hold public office, but whether or not his intentions are noble, the fact remains that we have a structure in place that does not allow for anyone with any scruples to obtain that office.

    So you will be fed a 1.5 years of hopium (rinse and repeat 2008, 2016, 2020) and you will be emotionally manipulated into taking part and arguing online with “opposition” and at the end of it all, the neocons and deep state will install the person that most perfectly suits their needs for their next step in this game.

    I am guessing that an RFK, Jr. run will do a good job of pulling a lot of ex-Dems who have strayed back into the fold, only to be Bernie Sanderized again. That’s my prediction, anyway.

    Imagine how desperate the DNC (where all RFK’s donations will go) must be for $$$. If RFK, Jr. really wanted to make an impact, he would run as an independent, given over 1/3 of the country are not registered as or vote either Democrat or Republican.

    • Disaffected April 7, 2023 at 11:18 am #

      Yep. Reluctantly agree. Hopium is just “how they getcha.”

      • MaryQueen April 7, 2023 at 12:01 pm #

        They do, indeed. They know how the human mind works. Hell, they’ve been programming and manipulating us for millenia.

    • badberries April 7, 2023 at 11:26 am #

      RFK Jr. could demonstrate his convictions by self-financing 50% of his primary campaign.

      Not accepting a goddamned dime from MIC, Big-Pharma or the Health Care/Insurance RICO’s.

      • Not_GeorgeT April 7, 2023 at 4:03 pm #

        He could, but it is difficult to beat the machine which had “JB” walk away from the NH primary, retreat to his basement without a care in the world, and excel as the Super Tuesday superstar.

      • MaryQueen April 8, 2023 at 10:32 am #

        What about donations going to DNC though?

        • badberries April 8, 2023 at 11:14 am #

          I’m okay if he “slops at the trough” w/ the other moochers.

          The real solution is to repeal “Citizens United”, through a constitutional amendment….(ain’t gonna happen..).

    • Beryl of Oyl April 7, 2023 at 11:44 am #

      Good analysis Mary.

      While I think he’s standing up because he believes he needs to, I don’t see how he really believes that’s all there is to it, you announce, you run and people like your message and vote for you, and you win.

      Donald Trump only won because they didn’t take him seriously enough as a threat, so they only cheated a little when they needed to cheat a lot.

      • FGB3 April 7, 2023 at 2:01 pm #

        It’s not his intention to win B. of O. It’s to get his clear message out as best he can.

    • Islander April 7, 2023 at 11:49 am #

      Yeah, let’s run the guy down from the get-go.

      Even though in our particular neck of the woods he is one of the few who has spoken truth to power.

      Go, defeatists!!

      Let’s leave no pebble unturned to think of policies and positions that we like that RFK might not like and may not make part of of platform.

      If he isn’t custom-tailored to MY views, fuck him!!

      My own view: My announcing his candidacy, RFK has already changed the terrain.

      I am in wait-and-see mode.

      • Islander April 7, 2023 at 11:50 am #

        Make that

        “part of his platform.”

        “By announcing his candidacy”

        • MaryQueen April 7, 2023 at 12:28 pm #

          How did I “run him down”?

          I’ll wait.

          • Islander April 7, 2023 at 1:10 pm #

            All of your comparisons with Sanders and predictions are fancy ways of running the guy down.

          • Jarek April 7, 2023 at 2:09 pm #

            Isle, RFK is from a family of demons. Even JFK was profoundly confused most of the time. But despite his drug and sex addiction, he had had served in the military and was something of a patriot.

            When he wised up to the Federal Reserve Scandal, the kill order was given.

            And even his drug addiction was the result of a war injury, so forgivable.

            Mary has made a careful study of Darkness. Believe her when she talks about it.

          • Islander April 7, 2023 at 5:02 pm #

            Jarek tells me what to think.

            Bwahaha.

          • Jarek April 7, 2023 at 9:50 pm #

            2+2=4. Now you have to be against that, right?

      • Beryl of Oyl April 7, 2023 at 11:59 am #

        Global warming is a scam and so is the trans movement, as well as being terrorism and misogyny and anti-science.

        So yes, if he supports those I can’t support him.

        Also 2A is the second amendment. Anybody who does not want to uphold the Constitution shouldn’t be running for an office where you swear to uphold the Constitution.

        • MaryQueen April 7, 2023 at 12:10 pm #

          The funny part is that Islander already proved my point. She’s fightin’ already!

          • Islander April 7, 2023 at 1:11 pm #

            Fightin’?

            What?

            Proves what point?

            To repeat, I am in wait-and-see mode.

            Certainly you prove the point that what you care about more than anything else is being right and counting coup.

          • MaryQueen April 8, 2023 at 10:33 am #

            “Whaaaah! You’re a defeatist! Running the poor guy down!”

            LMAO.

            What a handmaiden for the establishment you are.

        • Cankerpuss April 7, 2023 at 1:29 pm #

          Agreed. Oaths don’t matter anymore. Just words to most of these morally bankrupt and soulless politicians. They should be swinging on lamp posts for abrogating their oaths of office. But, there is nobody to enforce the law upon the enforcers.

          Hence our dilemma.

      • MaryQueen April 7, 2023 at 12:02 pm #

        I see you’ve jumped on the bandwagon with the people who call reality “negativity.”

      • MaryQueen April 7, 2023 at 12:03 pm #

        No, you are 100% on board already.

        Let’s at least be truthful, Islander.

        There is no wait and see with you, there is knee-jerk.

        • Islander April 7, 2023 at 1:12 pm #

          Me knee-jerk!

          That’s a good one from Trigger Finger MQ!

          • Jarek April 7, 2023 at 2:10 pm #

            You’re both like this. There. I have ruled on the issue.

          • MaryQueen April 7, 2023 at 4:46 pm #

            Said by the guy who blows up on a regular basis, slinging around the F and C word.

            Right, Jar.

    • SW April 7, 2023 at 12:39 pm #

      Mary — You’re right. If RFK wants to change the country he’s going to have to start an independent party.

      I like Bernie Sanders but he turned out to be a doormat and proved to be a company man when the chips were down. The Democrats need a strong personality to pull the strays away from DeSantis and then they’ll dump Kennedy. Practice saying “President Buttigeig”.

      • Cankerpuss April 7, 2023 at 1:32 pm #

        Independent party has no chance of success. Too many Americans brainwashed by the tribal two party system. It is staggering to me that as the Government continues to do the illegal works it has always done Americans still think the party opposite of the one in power will fix it. How do you cure people of this?

        I don’t have any answers.

        • MaryQueen April 7, 2023 at 4:42 pm #

          That’s so funny, don’t you realize that a decent person running within either D or R haven’t a chance in hell?

          May as well mix things up. You might be surprised.

          Stats show that around 46% of Americans don’t vote R or D.

      • Islander April 7, 2023 at 9:04 pm #

        “Mary — You’re right. If RFK wants to change the country he’s going to have to start an independent party. ”

        Uh, I said that . . .

        • MaryQueen April 7, 2023 at 11:19 pm #

          I wasn’t talking to you, though. I was talking to Cankerpuss & SW.

        • MaryQueen April 7, 2023 at 11:20 pm #

          I also said that he should run independent, in another comment – to clarify.

    • Jarek April 7, 2023 at 2:04 pm #

      Yes, a little bird landed on his podium during a speech once – indicating that he had the Mandate of Heaven.

      A few short weeks later he threw it all away for filthy lucre. His idiot wife was proud as a peacock as she voted for Hillary. He had the dignity of knowing what he was doing – and he looked like a damned soul.

      • SW April 7, 2023 at 4:25 pm #

        They keep Bernie around to continue to pretend they care about “the little guy.” But he’s old and can’t last much longer. Because he’s sincere in his desire for universal health care and free college for all, many make the assumption this is what the Democrats want too. If ObamaCare didn’t disabuse them of this fantasy, nothing will.

        RFK, Jr. is a smart man and a real foe of pharmaceuticals but he might get suckered into playing the same role in the Democratic party when Bernie goes — make people think they’re getting real change when they’re only getting controlled change and empty promises.

        • MaryQueen April 7, 2023 at 4:47 pm #

          Can you imagine what an absolute SUCKER someone has to be to STILL “believe” in Sanders?

          The mind boggles.

    • ThorsHammer April 8, 2023 at 5:47 pm #

      Aren’t third parties who are not part of the Uniparty illegal in our Democracy? Doesn’t the UP have all the money, own all the mainstream means of information, and censor all opposition? How can we expect even Saint Kennedy to prevail against the Uniparty in a country where at least 50% of the population have voluntarily had their genetic cellular structure altered to render them incapable of rational thought?

      Perhaps when the Clot Shot death toll reaches 30% and women can no longer bear children the blinders will fall from our eyes. But that will be too late—-.

  29. badberries April 7, 2023 at 11:18 am #

    “His mode of speaking seems childish and weirdly inarticulate”.

    To me, it’s Trumps cadence and the way he emphasizes, that suggest he’s being disingenuous.

    I was mildly surprised to see the Kennedy name bubble-up in politics again. (I know there are many Kennedys currently holding office, just not THAT Kennedy name.)

    Wasn’t there a quatrain from Nostradamus that spoke to brothers? “All must die before their hour”.

    I too believe that our happy existence is going to be challenged right soon.

    Got seeds?

    • Q. Shtik April 7, 2023 at 3:48 pm #

      a quatrain from Nostradamus that spoke to brothers? – badberries

      ===========

      There it is again, to rather than about. So annoying!

      • badberries April 8, 2023 at 11:04 am #

        I’m sorry if I offended you on such a mighty issue, do you need a tissue? here, take the whole box you sissy. Do you need a laxative?

        The Quatrain I spoke to (lol) was written in a language I don’t speak and translations are always questionable/ambiguous. Languages change over centuries.

        I wonder if modern peoples still name their kids Nostradamus.

  30. vengeur April 7, 2023 at 11:22 am #

    The News Media will do it’s best to maximum ignore the existence of Kennedy. If they are finally forced to acknowledge him, he will be depicted as a wacko fringe kook. He will NEVER be allowed to get so much as a foot in the door of the mainstream Democratic Party.

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  31. chimayred April 7, 2023 at 11:28 am #

    Re RFK.
    Great book.
    Having said that l, he believes his uncle jack and especially uncle teddy were honorable men. Notwithstanding jack’s actual politics, if you think a drunk murderous lecherous plagiarist like teddy Kennedy was honorable you’re flat out brain damaged.
    The Kennedy’s are a criminal enterprise with nearly a century of history. Yes… the book was excellent. I that’s about it on RFK.

    • Jarek April 7, 2023 at 2:42 pm #

      Joe was a criminal. Jack was a drug addict, sex addict, and plagiarist – much like MLK. Bobby was an asshole and a fool. Going after the Mafia after his father had been in with them? That’s personal. Once Jack was killed for trying to stop the Deep State, they realize they could move on Bobby with impunity. Or perhaps they asked and were given the go ahead.

      Ted was scum. But JFK was a patriot, despite his addictions and many flaws.

      • Billy Hill April 7, 2023 at 3:30 pm #

        Ted was also a lousy driver.

  32. Beryl of Oyl April 7, 2023 at 11:39 am #

    Speaking of Trump and how he’s been attacked, here is something that has been going around the internet, on that topic.

    For those of you who don’t know who Andrew Tate is, he’s what I guess you would call a social media ‘influencer’, with a less than savory reputation, to put it mildly. In fact, he just got out of the jug after being arrested for being a pimp or something.

    The unusual thing about Mr. Tate is that he has a following among some 50-and-under, otherwise conservative men.

    Anyway, he expresses himself well and forcefully here:

    https://twitter.com/PapiTrumpo/status/1641955186292695040?s=20

    • MaryQueen April 7, 2023 at 12:30 pm #

      Tate is a manosphere woman-hater, and was arrested for trafficking. He’s a POS.

      One wonders how certain “personalities” are suddenly famous, without really doing anything remarkable.

    • Cankerpuss April 7, 2023 at 1:38 pm #

      Andrew Tate is insanely popular with young men because he expresses the rage that many young men have been taught by our society to repress. As one of the male persuasion myself, it is nice to finally see a man who has the balls big enough to say what he thinks and feels regardless of who he might offend. It is this reason alone why I admire Donald Trump, regardless of his political positions. A lot of men have a lot of bottled up rage. Evidenced by Andrew Tate’s popularity, especially among younger men.

      I don’t argue whether Tate is good or evil, I only state what I have observed about the man. He’s an alpha male, right or wrong, and young men look up to those alphas.

      Hence the reason we need Fathers in the home with the ability to smack an errant child around when the child is acting like an asshole. That doesn’t exist anymore. Most men are scared to death to act like a man. How do I know that? Because I am one of them.

      • megabeth April 7, 2023 at 3:02 pm #

        My 20 y.o. son seems interested in Tate, and that doesn’t bother me at all. He has encountered such crap from unearned.entitled young women, and I hate to see him proceed through the dating world unwarned.

        • megabeth April 7, 2023 at 3:03 pm #

          “Unearned” is an autocorrect artifact.

        • Beryl of Oyl April 7, 2023 at 3:55 pm #

          I don’t endorse the guy in any way, shape or form, but I acknowledge that he somehow strikes a chord with many men who seem to me to be decent family guys and good citizens.

          • SW April 7, 2023 at 4:35 pm #

            I didn’t know he existed until some flap over a pizza delivery box showing I forget what. I don’t understand why feminism has been glorified but traditional masculinity has been suppressed. And all the boys who’ve been put on drugs like Adderall b/c they were acting like little boys.

    • Jarek April 7, 2023 at 6:20 pm #

      Women in this culture hate men and have savaged them. We always hate the people we have wronged, and women have wronged men deeply in regards to divorce, fake paternity, false rape charges, false harassment charges, etc.

      • Blackbird April 7, 2023 at 10:49 pm #

        Conflict between the sexes is natural, due to the importance of reproduction. Species have come up with widely varying methods for dealing with this issue.

        Among cuttlefish (order Sepiida) the female gets to sit back and watch a whole bunch of guys make fools of themselves, huffin’ and puffin’ along with the occasional smack-down, in an attempt to woo the female. The winning male is a perfect gentleman, embracing the female face-to-face, he doesn’t subject her to the dirty degradation of coitus, but instead hands her a pre-filled condom. Males that failed at the he-man contest will sometimes disguise themselves as females in order to by-pass the man of the house and hand the lady his own jizzbag, while tossing that of the husband out the window.

        As far as the cuttlefish is into the territory of female utopia, the dolphin is into male utopia. The guys often forming two-man teams, he-man and his wingman, to pick up and pin down the ladies. Sex tends to be violent, and submissive males may find themselves the object of unwanted attention. You don’t even have to be the same species – or even a dolphin – to party with them.

        Animals – let’s admit it, they’re all freaks – seem to accept their freakish sex lives, at least there doesn’t appear to be any attempt to overturn cultures eons old. Animals also run around naked, poop anywhere, and don’t cook their food. So, although it may not seem like it, we’ve made some progress.

        • Jarek April 8, 2023 at 12:43 am #

          Yes, it’s natural – or was until the government got involved, not to be a referee, but on the side of women – who are meant to be ruled by men as per natural law.

          Their tendency to stick together in regards to men is a perfect strategy in a patriarchy and balances out individual men behaving badly. But in a Matriarchy, it just leads to tyranny and terror.

          • MaryQueen April 8, 2023 at 10:35 am #

            Sure, Jar.

            The government is on the side of women.

            Which is why they are letting them take over our bathrooms, locker rooms, sports, and attack us if we try to speak up in public.

            Big eyeroll here, sport.

          • Jarek April 8, 2023 at 12:42 pm #

            A valid response. This is great – we’re in a debate, not an argument.

            I respond: They’re on the side of women tactically, not existentially. In regards to men. As you like to say, divide and conquer.

            Isn’t this better than arguing?

          • The Man They Call Zazelle April 9, 2023 at 1:32 am #

            Isn’t this better than arguing?” ~ Jarek

            ——

            Not if you’re arguing/debating/whatever you want to call it with someone who is not doing so in good faith.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle April 9, 2023 at 1:33 am #

            …And you are not doing so in good faith, Jarek.

          • Jarek April 9, 2023 at 2:12 am #

            I was talking to Mary and you took her place. You and Mary are the same? Is this some kind of mother thing? All women are your mother? A profound failure to separate, to individuate, to become a man? Raise by a single mother? No father or just a bad/absent one?

          • The Man They Call Zazelle April 9, 2023 at 3:33 am #

            Take your ‘IQ’, as you’re wont to mention, and look up the word forum and the word interject.

  33. Paula D April 7, 2023 at 11:40 am #

    It shows the power of the media that Sirhan Sirhan was ever imprisoned for the RFK murder.

    The coroner’s report said that the bullet that killed him came from the back, at close range. Sirhan Sirhan was in front of RFK. But the “news” constantly told us that he was the killer.

    If we had the internet back then there is no way that people would have fallen for the bullshit that was the Sirhan trial.

    • MaryQueen April 7, 2023 at 12:30 pm #

      It was as ridiculous an official story as JFK’s assassination was.

      • Paula D April 7, 2023 at 1:31 pm #

        Yep, but with JFK they rigged the autopsy. With RFK they didn’t bother.

      • Beryl of Oyl April 7, 2023 at 4:04 pm #

        I was reading an excerpt from Seymour Hersh’s latest on the Nord Stream bombing, and he talked of the intelligence community coming up with “parody” stories that would be believed by an unquestioning media, but wouldn’t fool anyone with any real knowledge of any of the elements of the story.

        That made me think if the intelligence community was behind that indictment, because that thing was certainly a parody. Maybe not though, because even some media outlets are picking that thing apart.

        I hink I’ve said this before, but even as a child, it didn’t seem to me that Sirhan was really motivated.

        Oswald, you could see him wanting to do something like that, whether or not he actually did.

        But Sirhan? He just never had that kind of edge to him.

        • Paula D April 7, 2023 at 8:57 pm #

          I look on it as them laughing at us. They tell us total bullshit, stories that no one with a brain could believe, and then they tally up everyone who does.

          And yeah, that includes the indictment. It’s an insult to our intelligence.

        • Paula D April 7, 2023 at 8:58 pm #

          I didn’t think it was believable that Oswald would do that. He said he was a patsy, and he was right.

          He was also a CIA employee.

        • MaryQueen April 8, 2023 at 10:36 am #

          The problem with media is not only that they are corrupt and paid off, but also that they like a good story – so the more ridiculous and unbelievable, the better.

          • Paula D April 8, 2023 at 12:36 pm #

            The stories would never make it in Hollywood, “This script is too unbelievable” so they write in the media instead.

    • megabeth April 7, 2023 at 3:07 pm #

      Did you ever see text from Sirhan’s diary?

      “RFK must die” and such stuff scrawled with a kind of mania, as if he were crazy or, dare I say, programmed.

      • Billy Hill April 7, 2023 at 3:33 pm #

        I’m surprised Mohammad Atta’s passport didn’t fall out of Sirhan’s diary when the Feds opened it up.

        • MaryQueen April 7, 2023 at 5:14 pm #

          LOL!

      • Paula D April 7, 2023 at 3:54 pm #

        I think he was programmed also. He doesn’t even remember being there that night.

      • MaryQueen April 7, 2023 at 4:45 pm #

        Programmed would be my guess. Programmed into being a patsy much like Oswald.

        • FGB3 April 7, 2023 at 10:06 pm #

          No. Oswald was not a product of MK-Ultra stuff. He was “played” mightily in a true psy-op but wasn’t hypnotized like Sirhan.

          • MaryQueen April 7, 2023 at 11:15 pm #

            I consider MKUltra to be programming. How is it not?

            Ted Bundy & the Unibomber… and reportedly 30K people at least just waiting for their orders stationed about the US.

  34. toktomi April 7, 2023 at 11:47 am #

    @JHK

    Algo writes, “They’ve torpedoed the rule of law.”
    Well, to be fair, wouldn’t you say, Eric Holder announced the official demise of the Rule of Law moons ago.
    Perhaps, we could step back a bit and attempt to discover at least the name of game rather than simply haggling about the contents of the bags of popcorn.
    To wit: “Give me control of a nation’s money supply, and I care not who makes its laws.” ~ Mayer Amschel Rothschild
    .
    So, how’s the game going? Well, remembering your trigonometry and the nature of asymptotic curves, go google for a chart of the “US national debt” for, say, the last 100 years.

    How’s your popcorn?

    ~toktomi~

  35. FGB3 April 7, 2023 at 11:53 am #

    I used the same quote on my Facebook page last night when I saw the news. For those of us old enough, 1968 was when his father challenged LBJ and made him decide not to run. History doesn’t repeat, but it rhymes?

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    • Blackbird April 7, 2023 at 9:42 pm #

      I think Kissinger derailing the Paris Peace Talks did a lot to convince Johnson not to run.

  36. FGB3 April 7, 2023 at 12:08 pm #

    Jim, I could not agree more with your thoughts re: RFK, Jr., as a man of character and principle, AND as a man worth supporting in his run for the Presidency of the United States. And yes, he is sort of the antidote to the Golden Gollem of Greatness. The only reason I ever voted for DJT was because there was no alternative, and the LAST THING I ever wanted to see as President of that Wicked Witch or this Paper-mache Nothing fronting for the Most Evil Cabal (we might as well have elected Soros).

    Really, this decision on the part of Robert has a touch of political genius. Exactly the right time and exactly the right Party. I’m sure he doesn’t really think he can win against “the odds”, but it gives him a pulpit – even our craven propaganda media can’t ignore someone with that famous name, his work up til now, and his message will get out despite that same media.

    And yes there may be a Silent Majority of Democrats still alive and kicking like you; plus a WHOLE LOT of Independents, like yours truly, who delight in have an alternative choice to that of voting again for the preposterous Trump. Heck fire! he’ll even get some Republicans too!!

    • toktomi April 7, 2023 at 3:48 pm #

      @FGB3

      As a man of substantial intellect, in my estimation, he will not be running for President, the office and position of fools, tools, gimmicks, and clowns.

      In the lead-up to these theatrical events, “they” always run some logic by the masses as a test of the intellectual condition of the cesspool.
      You can always tell during the primaries who will never be a candidate in the election; they speak with too much logic [that being the lack of contradictions, dears].

      If your are paying attentions to what is happening in these events, you’ve been sucked into the distraction.

      Jes my stories, kids; don’t take ’em seriously.

      ~toktomi~

    • Blackbird April 7, 2023 at 9:39 pm #

      No, the “media” won’t ignore RFK jr. They will demonize him. They will mourn the tarnish he leaves on the beloved Kennedy dynasty.

      Check out this headline from The Daily Beast: “RFK Jr. Would Be the Worst Possible President Kennedy”. You could waste your time reading it, but why? The “Narrative” is obvious: “anti-science”, “conspiracy theorist”…

      The same Deep State that killed his father and uncle, will use their deified personas to disparage this black sheep. “Jack and Bobbie would be rolling in their graves.” (Who will be the first talking head to use this line?) Kennedy Derangement Syndrome anyone?

  37. David Webb April 7, 2023 at 12:13 pm #

    In my opinion Kennedy is the best the Democrats have to offer, and possibly the only one that could beat Trump, so the DNC will make sure he doesn’t get the nomination. They’d rather try to shove Hillary down everyone’s throats again than let him run. I also believe they’re getting desperate enough that another assassination isn’t out of the question at this point, and they’d probably much rather take out Trump than have to whack another Kennedy.

    • Disaffected April 7, 2023 at 12:33 pm #

      Maybe a twofer! Discounts are all the rage these days!

  38. snagglepuss April 7, 2023 at 12:15 pm #

    I guess the ‘Collapse of US influence over Saudi Arabia’ becomes rather evident when two Russian frigates left Jeddah on Thursday after making their first port call by the Russian navy in a Saudi port in a decade. Oh gee…CNN and the rest of controlled US news cartel didn’t headline that story on the nightly news? Shocking. Or how about Xi Jinping’s response to the head of the EU – Von der Leyen said she had encouraged Xi to reach out to Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky, saying it was “interesting to hear” Xi had “reiterated his willingness to speak when conditions and time are right”. That’s the polite Chinese version of Logan Roy’s ‘fu_k off’.

    I really like what RFK Jr. says in the excerpt Jim has provided. It’s all true. But realistically I can’t see him making to the finish line to become President. Too much unpleasant baggage for ‘Murica’. I was six years old and sent home from my Canadian school the day JFK was murdered. If the CIA was responsible it was achieved via the usual suspects – Cuban Exiles hell bent of revenge for the Playa de Giron humiliation.

    RFK Jr. I can smell the nostalgia of better times like roses in the garden. A different America. I just don’t think you can bring that one back with RFK Jr. Like him or not, De Santis is likely your next President. The real question is whether the current fragile demented grifter will serve out his existing term. Good luck America. The world needs you more than ever….

    • Beryl of Oyl April 7, 2023 at 4:08 pm #

      This is not his father’s Party.

      The facts that some of the old fossilized remains are still kicking around doesn’t change that fact.

  39. Paula D April 7, 2023 at 12:18 pm #

    The CIA was only (officially) founded in 1947, but it was so powerful by 1963 that they were able to respond to JFK’s firing of Allen Dulles and threat to dismantle them and scatter them to the wind, by blowing his head off in the middle of town square in the middle of the day.

    And then they were able to control the narrative, the autopsy, the media, and the “investigation”.

    Maybe a lot of ordinary Americans fell for it, but you know damn well that the political class did not.

    It is my opinion that Trump thought the president has more power than the president actually does. He didn’t even try to change the entrenched bureaucracy, let alone the Deep State. He failed.

    I don’t think that RFK, Jr. could succeed where his uncle failed. In the decades since Nov. 22, 1963, the CIA has morphed into 17 spy agencies. They have control of the legacy media and social media.

    9-11 intensified the destruction of the Bill of Rights, and the new RESTRICT Act is going to criminalize political dissent and heretical thinking or speech, defined by the Establishment as not slavishly following the Official Narrative, whatever it might be any particular day.

    That said, I think that a RFK, Jr. political run would be better for the country than a Biden run, or a Newsome run, or whatever our ruling overlords have in mind.

    They do fight among themselves. Why did they announce that Hunter’s laptop was legit and then announce that Biden stored classified documents in his garage? I took that as an opening bid to remove Biden. But they didn’t.
    Why?

    • MaryQueen April 7, 2023 at 1:28 pm #

      Good points, Paula. I am wondering if they do stuff like that (the Hunter laptop and the classified garage docs) to rattle cages? I am guessing there are loyalties and “sides” even within the deep state. And a constant jockeying for power.

    • RD April 7, 2023 at 4:21 pm #

      Like everything else in that era, they did a great job of “redneck blame.”

      “Killed in Dallas? Those damn rednecks.”

      • Paula D April 7, 2023 at 8:59 pm #

        I gotta admit, I hated Texas for a long time because of that.

    • Blackbird April 7, 2023 at 9:22 pm #

      Why?

      To get us to believe obvious lies, and to discard the truth as a lie.

    • TPTB-USA April 9, 2023 at 3:15 am #

      “Why did they announce that Hunter’s laptop was legit and then announce that Biden stored classified documents in his garage? I took that as an opening bid to remove Biden. But they didn’t.
      Why?” ~ Paula D

      It looked like an exit strategy to me as well, and Biden looked relieved.

      Could it be that they came to the realization that they didn’t have anyone of leadership quality to take the helm and unite the population for the Build Back Better phase? Perhaps this is where Kennedy comes in?

      My other thought is that they aren’t confident that the existing format for life has been destroyed, and who better than “Biden” to finish the job?

  40. Beryl of Oyl April 7, 2023 at 12:19 pm #

    That passage above from Bobby? A lot of people did not think he had it in him.

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  41. Billingsgate April 7, 2023 at 12:20 pm #

    Several good things about an RFK Jr., run: 1) his campaign will help bring to light details hidden from the general public about the mRNA vax disaster; the media will have to cover his positions. 2) With the vax disaster front and center in the Presidential debates, Trump will finally be forced to acknowledge and take a stand regarding the extent of vax injuries and deaths, thus better aligning himself with his base, (though he’ll likely never stop calling himself a hero). 3) If RFK does win the Dem Primary (not likely) despite Globalist and big Pharma efforts to destroy him, he may have sufficiently splintered the Dem vote to ensure a Trump win.

    Trump has a history of coming back from defeat, mainly by adopting better ways to operate while correcting errors of the past. Not likely he’ll repeat the mistakes of his first term. RFK Jr., is a good man and can continue to do good, but where is the evidence that he can run a Country? The idea that a large swath of the voting population will turn to RFK because of a yearning for answers about the JFK assassination is fanciful. As is using certain stylistic peccadillos in Trump’s presentation (I, too, can do without the music and some of the rhetoric) as a reason for discarding him as a candidate.

    • Paula D April 7, 2023 at 1:35 pm #

      The media will not cover his positions, they will lie about them.

      The media is not there to provide information, it is there to propagandize the masses.

      • Not_GeorgeT April 7, 2023 at 5:51 pm #

        “The media is not there to provide information, it is there to propagandize the masses.”

        Summed up in 15 words.

      • MaryQueen April 7, 2023 at 7:55 pm #

        Unfortunately, Bobby does run with the same set as Trump. There are pics of him partying with Epstein and Ghislaine.

        Dr. Shiva calls him “not-so-obvious establishment.”

    • benr April 10, 2023 at 9:49 am #

      Where is the evidence that anyone can “run” this country before doing so?

      We survived Obama and are surviving Biden.
      Yes things are going to crap but we will get through this as well.

  42. Kay April 7, 2023 at 12:23 pm #

    I like what RFK JR. has stood for, but I am not a Democrat. If he starts to talk about term limits and cutting back government, I will listen to him more! I won’t vote for DeSantis for president even though I voted for him as my governor. He is aligning with the Bushes; frankly, I am tired of dynasty families running our country. They are as bad as the royal family, in my opinion. This is why Trump was attractive. He was not political royalty.

    I don’t think the younger generations are keen to right the wrongs of the Kennedy murders. Even 911 is becoming a non-event for the youngest eligible to vote. This is how they get away with these crimes. Older Americans have a different political view than our kids and grandkids. We should not assume they have the same mindset.

    • MaryQueen April 7, 2023 at 12:32 pm #

      I am also tired of dynastic families running things. We may as well have royalty, no different.

      I also don’t understand slavish devotion or love for the royals in England, or the Kennedy clan here.

      It’s weird.

      • K-Chien April 7, 2023 at 1:23 pm #

        I agree. If a guy has a first cousin who served the oval office, it is enough for me to say no way.

        Is RFK is better than another fucking actor? That is a head scratcher. A dynasty diminishes everyone else. Quality of leadership is left to chance. But RFK can put pants on without assistance.

        Is RFK a good idea? Better he than me.

        I can’t speak for the other 300 million Americans who could also serve. Could one of them do a better job? The thought occurs.

        The chance of there not being a quarter million better choices than RFK in 300 million+ people, is about the ratio of all the atoms in 100,000 universes to one.

        Yet someone said electing RFK is a good idea so it must be so. And why not? It is so much easier for someone else to do your thinking. You can always blame them when things go to shit and justify your own sloth as a good idea at the time.

        It nears the time to make the best choice from a list of bad choices again.

        The American way.

      • Islander April 7, 2023 at 1:24 pm #

        “Slavish devotion” sounds like a straw man.

        Regarding dynasties running things, their members have name recognition.

        That’s is about what it comes down to. And it is a big plus in the horse race and the betting.

        • MaryQueen April 7, 2023 at 1:30 pm #

          So no one on the planet has slavish devotion to the royals?

          Or do you not know what a strawman argument is?

          A strawman is setting up a statement that the person you’re arguing with never said, and then attacking it.

          I didn’t do that.

        • Jarek April 7, 2023 at 6:35 pm #

          Mary is always setting up straw men – and them blaming other people for doing what she does.

          • MaryQueen April 7, 2023 at 7:53 pm #

            Yet you can’t provide one example of me doing so.

            Do keep shitposting about me as per usual, maybe you can get in good with Islander, which seems to be your goal.

            LOL. What a putz.

          • Jarek April 8, 2023 at 12:32 am #

            I’m “Team Islander” but she hates me! You’re always hating on me trying to get in good with her – or with of the other ladies.

          • MaryQueen April 8, 2023 at 10:40 am #

            Sorry, Jar. I don’t try to get in good with anyone – which is apparent to everyone else but you.

            So, more projection. You sure like employing that tactic to an annoying degree, don’t you?

            Even after everyone sees through it.

          • Jarek April 8, 2023 at 12:45 pm #

            I’ll never forget how you started slandering the gentle Dr Spock but shut up abruptly when Paula – nurse and mother – said she loved him.

            You are political to your very core. And maybe you even realized that you didn’t really know what you were talking about. That’s good!

          • Paula D April 9, 2023 at 5:46 pm #

            Why do you keep bringing that up?

            Mary made a comment. Where is it written that she has to make another one, even if I commented about the same thing?

            People can say their piece and then move on, you know.

        • Islander April 8, 2023 at 1:06 pm #

          “Slavish devotion” is a ridiculous exaggeration.

          • benr April 10, 2023 at 9:50 am #

            Are you sure about that.
            Go onto MSN and make a negative post about Democrats.
            More specific about Joe Biden or Obama and watch the fur fly and rage spittle leak out.

      • K-Chien April 7, 2023 at 1:30 pm #

        What you said about Marianne Williamson the other day I am going to take issue with.

        You implied she ‘approved’ of sexual minorities.

        Marianne is a serious christian who takes christian values seriously. Oppression is not christian. Tolerance is not the same as approval. Marianne would actually promote family values. Your quip misrepresented her.

        • MaryQueen April 7, 2023 at 1:31 pm #

          Nope. She stands with the LGBTQ++ community.

          And she’s a loony.

          Please prove me wrong. It should be funny.

          • K-Chien April 7, 2023 at 1:37 pm #

            You never listened to her talk. I have. I am saying you are wrong and I don’t have to prove a damn thing.

          • K-Chien April 7, 2023 at 1:46 pm #

            But it is so easy to do how can I resist.

            In the late 1970s, Williamson began holding talks on interfaith spiritual psychotherapy in her Hollywood, California, apartment. Her teachings centered on the beliefs that “Divine love is the core and essence of every human mind” and “All that a miracle is is a shift in perception from fear to love.”

            Christians and socialists have live and let live attitudes. Tolerance is not the same as endorsement of lifestyle.

            Your fearmongering is perverse.

          • MaryQueen April 7, 2023 at 5:18 pm #

            Fear?

            I don’t fear any loonies.

            Her quotes aren’t proving she doesn’t serve the totalitarian LGBTQ++ agenda.

            Try again.

          • Jarek April 7, 2023 at 6:38 pm #

            She’s a New Ager who doesn’t believe in Hell. Christ talked constantly of Hell and Judgment.

            Marianne hates and judges those who judge. That’s the only sin in her little red book.

            Mary loves Gays and hates Trannies – but only the male to female type. The others are victims of men!

          • MaryQueen April 8, 2023 at 10:44 am #

            Jar, I only hate or love people I actually know, and for good reasons. That doesn’t extend to anonymous groups of people.

            That is how most normal people operate.

            You, OTOH, hate all women and black people, and are proud of it. So, I am guessing your comment was yet more projection. Sigh. It gets old, Jar.

          • Jarek April 8, 2023 at 12:47 pm #

            That’s a lie: You hate men existentially, as a group. Only making exceptions for a rare few who amuse you, or perhaps who are good servants of women.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle April 9, 2023 at 1:50 am #

            Jarek, you appear to be projecting.

            Presumably, women hate ‘stupid assholes’, so to speak, in much that same way that men hate stupid assholes.

            So the moral would seem to be don’t act like a stupid asshole or at least be humble about it. Lost the Dunning-Kruger.

            You’re ‘white nationalists’ and others might be looking at your comments, incidentally, as casual IQ/interpersonal skills tests and what they might see might mean you don’t get in.

            Why? Maybe because your casual IQ/interpersonal skills tests-as-comments suggest that you’re black, brown or the wrong kind of white.

            Which isn’t necessarily to suggest that outright of you. It’s just a thought experiment.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle April 9, 2023 at 2:02 am #

            Lose the Dunning-Kruger I meant above.

            So, ya, Dunning-Kruger with a touch of asshole, a splash of disingenuousness, a smidgen of ignorance, a dash of misogyny, a pinch of racism, a cup of obstinacy, a dollup of useful idiocy, and maybe a sprinkle of government sockpuppetry, and so forth don’t seem like the best additions to a recipe, unless it’s a recipe for disaster… with your name on it.

          • Jarek April 9, 2023 at 2:08 am #

            You love tyranical women. You always take their side over men. That makes you a cuck.

            Want to know a secret? They may openly like you but they secretly despise you.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle April 9, 2023 at 3:50 am #

            Or maybe I simply dislike Jarek, for possible reasons made plain.

            (Occam’s Razor?)

            A hard one to swallow perhaps, such as if one is, you know, Jarek?

        • K-Chien April 7, 2023 at 1:36 pm #

          The fact that she is Jewish does not matter. She serves her god by serving others. Same difference.

          • MaryQueen April 7, 2023 at 5:19 pm #

            Who are you responding to? No one said anything about her being Jewish.

    • megabeth April 7, 2023 at 3:12 pm #

      Great point to make that the people stewing about the Kennedys are rapidly dying off or otherwise becoming “Joe Bidenized.”

  43. Prospero April 7, 2023 at 12:23 pm #

    The Kennedy family members with presidential potential haven’t done so well. Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. died in a plane crash during WW II. President John F. Kennedy was conned into parading in Dallas in an open air car. Presidential candidate Robert Kennedy was shot in a hotel kitchen under mysterious circumstances. As a result, Rose Kennedy nearly wore out her black dress.

    Then Ted Kennedy was detoured from the presidency by that strange Chappaquiddick incident. And just to be on the safe side, experienced pilot JFK junior died in a mysterious plane crash near Martha’s Vineyard. It might be a good idea for RFK junior to get out now before it’s too late.

    • Blackbird April 7, 2023 at 9:11 pm #

      I don’t like making predictions, but you’ve forced my hand…

      RFK jr’s legacy will be to “die of Covid”.

      The people will mourn the fact that the scion of the country’s most beloved dynasty was seduced – and killed – by the purveyors of misinformation.

      • Paula D April 8, 2023 at 10:28 am #

        Wow, Blackbird. I think you nailed it. That would be their plan, for sure.

      • GreenAlba April 10, 2023 at 6:42 am #

        Since there is a precedent, we can say he risks being “Magufuli’d” (the president of Tanzania who died of heart failure at 61, amid speculation that he had covid, after his distinguished career as a chemist led him to mock the PCR test by administering it to a goat and a papaya, which showed positive.

    • The Man They Call Zazelle April 9, 2023 at 2:19 am #

      Some time ago, I spoke about fate with someone who seemed concerned about it and about their decisions, but future and in retrospect, and I gave this analogy…

      You could board the Titanic and survive or you could somehow lose your ticket or miss the boat and die soon after from something entirely unrelated.

      Fate is a funny thing.

      ——

      Time Has Got Nothing To Do With It

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  44. gustafson.robert.22 April 7, 2023 at 12:43 pm #

    Kennedy needs to run as a Republican or Independent…

    Which means no chance, because Trumpers want Trump, Dems want whoever, and no one votes Independent. What a joke.

    • lizharmon April 7, 2023 at 1:37 pm #

      I voted for Trump twice. There won’t be a third vote from me. Back to Excel, Dude. You have no idea who I want.

  45. Frank Buttitch April 7, 2023 at 12:44 pm #

    I was 10 years old in 1963. I cried myself to sleep that awful night. It still haunts me today and nearly everyday as my subconscious will make me blurt out aloud my suppressed anger as if I suffer from Tourette’s or PTSD. I never trusted authority, government or religion since then, and never will.

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    • Blackbird April 7, 2023 at 9:04 pm #

      Assassination made JFK a martyr. I doubt he’d be remembered so fondly if he had been allowed to live out his term(s).

  46. K-Chien April 7, 2023 at 12:56 pm #

    I hope the bastards don’t try to kill him,

    Pleased to meet you, hope you guess my name, oh yeah
    But what’s puzzling you is the nature of my game, ah yeah

    I watched with glee while your kings and queens
    Fought for ten decades for the gods they made.

    I shouted out, “Who killed the Kennedys?”
    Well, after all, it was you and me.

    • Paula D April 7, 2023 at 1:38 pm #

      That “We all killed Kennedy” was the most obnoxious narrative they tried to push on us, imo.

      • MaryQueen April 7, 2023 at 5:20 pm #

        Agree. From a song entitled “Sympathy for the Devil.”

        • Paula D April 7, 2023 at 9:01 pm #

          Yeah, but they were quoting the media, which invented that shit.

  47. dowd April 7, 2023 at 1:00 pm #

    For over 60 years I have never wavered in voting for a Republican presidency. With Kennedy I could make an exception.

    Hope and pray he survives the ordeal.

  48. BULLITT April 7, 2023 at 1:01 pm #

    I like Jim’s take on the USA but sadly, Kennedy is a one trick pony! There are many people who would vote for him just to feel comfortable thinking of the JFK days. He’s not JFK!
    Although Trump had some good points, he had his growing up issues. On the other hand, take a look at what we have now. Is this a great improvement over Trump?
    The Democrats already know who will get the crown. Names like Clinton, Obama, and Newsom will show up shortly.
    What the Country needs to do especially the Republicans is to make their Republicans in the House miserable. Protest them for doing nothing. We have a group of backstabbing leeches in the Republican controlled House that needs some heat.
    Let’s get the ball rolling to make the Biden’s. Clinton’s, and Obama’s life miserable like they have done to Trump.
    And who the hell does George Soros think he is? This Communist needs cut off at the pass now. Why are we afraid of him? Evidently, he has everyone bought off.
    This Country is a joke. We will all pay dearly.

    • lizharmon April 7, 2023 at 1:35 pm #

      Most of the people pining away for JFK are in their 90s, pops. They’re not going to make it to Election Day.

  49. Islander April 7, 2023 at 1:19 pm #

    I do not see RFK as politically ambitious. But he has something to say to the country, and to the rest of the world.

    The hero does his duty, regardless of the dangers or the assurance of success or even the inevitability of failure. In his case, the possibility of being gunned down.

    Although I don’t think “they” will dare do that again.

    • GreenAlba April 10, 2023 at 6:47 am #

      I agree. I don’t think he ever wanted to be president (his vocal problem always makes me think he must find speaking exhausting or painful or both).

      All I can say about him is that he strikes me as genuine, and that he wants to right wrongs.

  50. lizharmon April 7, 2023 at 1:30 pm #

    RFK Jr. has a pair of very big balls, taking on the Dems and Faucci and Pfuckster and all the rest of them. That, in my book, is enough to get my vote. And I say this as someone who has never voted Dem in my life (unless you count those two votes for Trump).

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  51. gustafson.robert.22 April 7, 2023 at 1:36 pm #

    I mean, his chances at the Dem nomination are -0.

  52. Paula D April 7, 2023 at 1:41 pm #

    ”Too much and for too long, we seemed to have surrendered personal excellence and community values in the mere accumulation of material things. Our Gross National Product, now, is over $800 billion dollars a year, but that Gross National Product – if we judge the United States of America by that – that Gross National Product counts air pollution and cigarette advertising, and ambulances to clear our highways of carnage. It counts special locks for our doors and the jails for the people who break them. It counts the destruction of the redwood and the loss of our natural wonder in chaotic sprawl. It counts napalm and counts nuclear warheads and armored cars for the police to fight the riots in our cities. It counts Whitman\’s rifle and Speck\’s knife, and the television programs which glorify violence in order to sell toys to our children. Yet the gross national product does not allow for the health of our children, the quality of their education or the joy of their play. It does not include the beauty of our poetry or the strength of our marriages, the intelligence of our public debate or the integrity of our public officials. It measures neither our wit nor our courage, neither our wisdom nor our learning, neither our compassion nor our devotion to our country, it measures everything in short, except that which makes life worthwhile. And it can tell us everything about America except why we are proud that we are Americans.”

    • Q. Shtik April 7, 2023 at 4:48 pm #

      Our Gross National Product – Paula quoting somebody

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

      ^That^ became Gross Domestic Product in 1991.

      Who is it you are quoting?

      • Disaffected April 7, 2023 at 5:00 pm #

        Last I knew they still computed a Gross National Product as well, which included everything of American origin wherever in the world it was produced, but I could be wrong. How in the world they go about counting all that stuff in the first place is beyond me, but I don’t really believe in any of that nonsense anyway, as it’s all politically motivated and skewed.

        Either way, Paula’s larger points remain. They count a whole lot of stuff as economic “goods” that are by any reasonable accounting economic “bads.” (Yes, “bads” is an actual economic term.) I assume this might be Kennedy she’s quoting?

      • Paula D April 7, 2023 at 9:02 pm #

        Robert F. Kennedy in 1968, just before they killed him.

    • stelmosfire April 7, 2023 at 7:42 pm #

      Whitmen and Speck. Wow a couple kooks from ’66. I don’t know but I think Whitmen went crazy with a brain tumor. Or that was the story. The guy was a heck of a shot. Remember Huberty in ’84. Mass shootings are nothing new. If you can’t get guns, use a hatchet like the psycho in Brazil recently. Or maybe just a gallon of gas and burn 33 people to death like the guy in Japan 5 years ago. Too many whack jobs running around. Gun laws don’t work.

      • Paula D April 7, 2023 at 9:04 pm #

        Agree, saint. And to think that RFK, Jr. would be for gun laws because of what happened to his dad and uncle is silly.

        They were not killed by ”lone nuts”, and the Deep State will always have guns.

    • Anthea April 8, 2023 at 12:49 pm #

      The GDP (or GNP) also includes goverment employees (and maybe retirees) and every type of indirect government employment.

      The last time I saw figures on this, almost 20% of the labor force was employed DIRECTLY by government at some level. Health care makes up another 20% of our economic activity, and much of it is paid for by the government. Big Ag is heavily subsidized–as are many other buinesses–probably none of which would be viable without subsidies. Many produce nothing of value–which is why they are government-subsidized. If anyone really wanted to buy the products, especially in preference to better products, they wouldn’t need to be subsidized.

      My point here is that government employment should not be included in GDP, as it is not productive.

      Also, there are many occupations that exist only because of government exactions. Lawyers, for example, contribute nothing to the GDP. While there’s a legitimate place for accountants, the only reason we have whole armies of them is due to government requirements. Plus accounting is not productivity; it is an overhead expense.

      Actually, from an accounting standpoint, government is an OVERHEAD EXPENSE. All government expenditures belong on the DEBIT side of the ledger, when it comes to productiviy.

      If we deducted the cost of goverment from the productivity ledger (as we should), we’d almost certainly have a negative GDP.

  53. Paula D April 7, 2023 at 2:19 pm #

    The Duran boys and the awesome Robert Barnes discuss the upcoming show trial of Trump.

    Q, at the hour mark, Barnes says that the term Deep State is more widely known now.
    I think he’s talking about Republicans, though.

    .youtube.com/watch?v=Bp3U6JSgqY4

  54. Roundball Shaman April 7, 2023 at 2:57 pm #

    “… acceptance of the idea that ‘Joe Biden’ will run for president again.”

    No reason not to. Begin as an Empty Suit… remain an Empty Suit. Which ‘suits’ the Dark State Societal Manipulators just fine. An empty vessel who is fulfilled his role just fine. And how about the fella from Pennsylvania to be his VP? Always a good idea to have an extra… Suit around.

    “…. you have to wonder whether mRNA ‘vaccines’ really do (as rumored) switch off activity in the frontal lobes.”

    The probably do… but those frontal lobes had already been turned off in these-here parts at least by the 1980s. If not earlier.

    “… how he came downstairs looking for chocolate chip ice cream? There’s your current Leader of the Free World.”

    Now there is a platform that we all can get behind and support: Making the World free and safe for chocolate chip ice cream! Stamping out the scourge of vanilla and strawberry wherever in the World we find it! USA! USA!

    “America is falling apart.”

    United States Incorporated has become the Chrysler of the 1970s. With no one left to bail it out.

    “…Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., announced he is running for president as a Democrat…just now it seems to me that this changes everything.”

    That is one courageous individual. Not only for what he’s been doing now… but in the context of his family’s personal history of pain and tragedy from which United States Incorporated still feels deep and unattended trauma and disorientation from. A pain that will never heal.

    “… that wish to correct the abominations of history is a sentiment much stronger than anything else currently whirring in the fog of emotion that grips a nation in extremis…”

    This sentiment is mostly felt by those of RFK Junior’s age and older. Younger people were not directly impacted by those heinous and demonic acts from the 1960s and so they feel that corrective-sentiment far less or not at all. Awfully tough to break through the thick fog and dense sludge and stinking sewage of Wokeness and American-hating-ness and just plain dispirited exhaustion.

    “Mr. Kennedy, on the other hand, brings a solemn humility to the scene. Even in his quavering voice, he speaks clearly and with insight.”

    Our Nation was robbed of five additional years of the First Camelot. Then it was robbed of another eight years of the Second Camelot. America would be a far, far different-looking place these days if these events had been organically allowed to flower.

    All we have now is the residual pain and disorientation… and the courageous desire of yet another Kennedy to clean things up. And by losing all those years of Camelots… the damage to our Nation might just be too permanent and terminal. Even for the new man of courage who desires to fix a Nation of The Lost.

  55. WadeWaters April 7, 2023 at 3:02 pm #

    I keep thinking of Maximo Alvarez, Cuban-American who spoke at the RNC in 2020 leading up to the election.

    “I know all about the past. I’ll never forget my own,” Alvarez said. “My family has fled totalitarianism and communism more than once, first my dad from Spain and then from Cuba. But my family is done running away.”

    “By the grace of God, I lived the American dream, the greatest blessing I ever had,” he added. “I’m speaking to you today because my family is done abandoning what we rightfully earned.”

    “Keep in mind the other guy running for president is mostly concerned about power,” he said. “I’m speaking to you today because I’ve seen people like this before. I’ve seen movements like this before, I’ve seen ideas like this before, and I’m here to tell you we cannot let them take over our country.”

    Recalling his experience with Fidel Castro, he continued: “I’ve heard the promises of Fidel Castro, and I can never forget all those who grew up around me, who looked like me, who suffered and starved and died because they believed those empty promises. They swallowed the communist poison pill.

    Turning to the upcoming election, Alvarez went on: “Free education, free healthcare, defund the police, trust a socialist state more than your family and community. They don’t sound radical to my ears. They sound familiar.”

    “When I watched the news in Seattle, Chicago, Portland and other cities, when I see the history being rewritten, when I hear the promises, I hear echoes of a former life I never wanted to hear again. I see shadows I thought I had outrun.”

    Alvarez also described his parents’ wishes for him.

    “My parents only wanted one person to decide my fate: me, not some party member, not some government official, not some bureaucrat. In America, I would decide my own future. I’m so grateful to America, the place where I was able to build my American dream through hard work and determination.”

    Trump, he continued, “knows that the American story was written by people just like you and I, who love our country and take risks to build a future for our families and neighbors.”

    Turning to his own identity, Alvarez stated: “I may be a Cuban-born, but I’m 100% American. This is the greatest country in the world. And I said this before: If I gave away everything that I have today, it will not equal 1% of what I was given when I came to this great country of ours, the gift of freedom.”

    He went on to encourage voters “to choose freedom over oppression.”

    “I still hear my dad (saying), ‘There is no other place to go,'” he concluded.

    The shit sandwiches being served up daily by this ghastly Biden Administration have to be resisted to the full.

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    • cowbell81 April 7, 2023 at 3:21 pm #

      It is just sickening, people like Biden and his crony elite government are failing all Americans that just want to work hard and make a better life for themselves.

      For me it was the whole COVID lock-down paranoia. The fact that government was telling us everything we could and could not do is the day when it because entirely clear to me that something was wrong. I thought for sure I would get pulled over driving to and from the office on suspicion that I should be locked away at home. “And this is America?” I kept thinking.

      Man, they really were pushing the boundaries, and pushed my buttons. If we ever have to deal with that shit again we must resist, resist, resist, to the death! This new wave of American WEF government needs to be overthrown and replaced by a respectable local level governance that gives freedom to the individual. There is no other way, but we will get there, and it will likely take civil war and full out disobedience.

    • Disaffected April 7, 2023 at 4:11 pm #

      Mmm, mmm… Shit sammies on artisan whole grain hoagy buns today!

      • K-Chien April 7, 2023 at 10:42 pm #

        Perfectly toasted with extra butter.

  56. Wizard of the Saddle April 7, 2023 at 3:35 pm #

    I have never, ever, even considered for voting for a Democrat in 40 years of voting in presidential elections, but if I were ever to be tempted to break with that, it would be to vote for RFK, Jr. as a vote for integrity and to help try to restore some level of SANITY back to the other major opposition party.

    In fact, since I really don’t care whether Trump or DeSantis gets the GOP nomination in 2024 since both are acceptable to me, I might cross over during the primaries just to give RFK, Jr. my vote. It would be a way to try to weaken the hold that the Wokesters have over the Democrat Party. A strategic vote.

    However, in the general election it would be a tough choice. If RFK, Jr. was the opponent, then my vote would hinge on who the Republican nominee was and what positions Mr. Kennedy adopted during the campaign. There is an outside chance I’d opt for RFK over Trump because RFK would take on Big Pharma while Trump still seems to be unwilling to do that. But if DeSantis were the nominee, I’d almost certainly vote for DeSantis who’d be better across the board on many issues.

    Regardless of how things shake out, I wish Mr. Kennedy well and hope he can provide a path back to moderate liberalism for the Democrats instead of this Woke, authoritarian Fascism/Communism, identity politics BS that presently drives them.

    • Bobby E April 10, 2023 at 5:36 pm #

      OK, new scenario for ’24. Kennedy doesn’t win the nomination, gets on the ballot as an independent, splits the democrat vote like Perot did to the Republicans, gets a mega meaningful position in the Trump administration, runs as VP with DeSantis in ’28.

  57. cowbell81 April 7, 2023 at 3:36 pm #

    They are grooming us for Newsom, wait for it, at some point in the near future he will be installed as President under the guise of an “election”.

    httpsXX://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/jen-psaki-gushes-over-dem-star-gavin-newsom-after-interview-but-slaps-down-idea-he-could-replace-biden-in-2024/ar-AA19B1DZ

    Jen Psaki gushed over California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) after a sit-down with him, but quickly shot down MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell’s suggestion he could be a potential 2024 nominee over President Joe Biden.

    Psaki teased her interview with Newsom, which included the governor talking about a variety of topics, including gun control and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R), another potential 2024 candidate who has made no announcement about an official run.

    “One thing that’s very striking is — is he a future presidential candidate?” Mitchell said after playing a clip of Psaki with Newsom. “He seems to be making a lot of moves and we know the intention, quote intention, of Biden is to run for another term, but he hasn’t declared.”

    Psaki touted that Newsom is a “big supporter” of the president and noted how much he focused on DeSantis instead of Biden or a potential 2024 run during their sit-down.

    “There is no question he is a star in the Democratic Party and we will see more of him,” she said.

    Mitchell suggested Newsom could be on a “collision course” with Harris should Biden choose not to run, something Psaki slapped down right away, insisting Biden will likely be running again.

    “He could also be on a collision course with Kamala Harris if Biden were not to run,” Mitchell said.

    “That’s true, but that’s a long way away and I think the president had made every indication that he’s planning to run,” Psaki said. “So I think we’re also looking at the future here so people like Gov. Newsom and other governors around the country are certainly people we’ll all be watching.”

    • Islander April 7, 2023 at 4:59 pm #

      I wonder whether Psaki reminded viewers that Newsom is Pelosi’s nephew.

      • Not_GeorgeT April 7, 2023 at 6:09 pm #

        “I wonder whether Psaki reminded viewers that Newsom is Pelosi’s nephew.”

        It’s always good to maintain a sense of humor.

        • Not_GeorgeT April 7, 2023 at 6:11 pm #

          I’ve maintained Harris will be ‘Agnewed’ in some manner, thus the successor will be installed in a timely fashion.

          • Blackbird April 7, 2023 at 8:18 pm #

            You say “Agnewed” I say “McKinleyed”.

            “Assassinated” by “Russia-loving” “white nationalists”. Before the end of this year, but after the US intervenes directly in the Ukraine (it’s not a war if we don’t call it one…).

            Who else can stand up to those deplorable, racist, transphobic Russians, except… the Hildebeast!

            First woman President – yay.

            Last US President.

      • MaryQueen April 7, 2023 at 7:48 pm #

        He’s not, though:

        Gov. Gavin Newsom’s aunt, Barbara Newsom, was once married to Ron Pelosi, Nancy Pelosi’s brother-in-law. Barbara Newsom and Ron Pelosi divorced in 1977.

        That means for a while, Gavin Newsom was related to Nancy Pelosi’s brother-in-law by marriage, but the familial relation between the two was even more distant. Also, the marriage tying the two families together ended when Gavin was 10 years old.

        • Islander April 8, 2023 at 1:15 pm #

          “Is Gavin Newsom related to Nancy Pelosi?

          California Governor Gavin Newsom is not related to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi by blood, but rather by family ties.

          Newsom’s parents, William and Tessa, were prominent in San Francisco, as William worked as a judge in California.

          William’s sister Belinda Barbara Newsom married Ron V. Pelosi in 1956 and established the tie between the families.

          Pelosi has a brother named Paul who married Nancy D’Alessandro, who then became Nancy Pelosi.

          Nancy is Newsom’s aunt-by-marriage. ”

          Close enough to be political incest.

          Hey, what about those “dynasty” comments up-thread!!

          LOLOL (ha ha)

  58. cowbell81 April 7, 2023 at 3:50 pm #

    Hahahahahaha, Really, like anyone would trust these after what they did with Covid? This is probably another way to infect us and bring certain segments of humanity to an early demise.

    “Cancer and heart disease vaccines ‘ready by end of the decade’”

    httpsXX://www.theguardian.com/society/2023/apr/07/cancer-and-heart-disease-vaccines-ready-by-end-of-the-decade

    Millions of lives could be saved by a groundbreaking set of new vaccines for a range of conditions including cancer, experts have said. A leading pharmaceutical firm said it is confident that jabs for cancer, cardiovascular and autoimmune diseases, and other conditions will be ready by 2030.

    Studies into these vaccinations are also showing “tremendous promise”, with some researchers saying 15 years’ worth of progress has been “unspooled” in 12 to 18 months thanks to the success of the Covid jab.

    Dr Paul Burton, the chief medical officer of pharmaceutical company Moderna, said he believes the firm will be able to offer such treatments for “all sorts of disease areas” in as little as five years.

    Millions of lives could be saved by a groundbreaking set of new vaccines for a range of conditions including cancer, experts have said. A leading pharmaceutical firm said it is confident that jabs for cancer, cardiovascular and autoimmune diseases, and other conditions will be ready by 2030.

    Studies into these vaccinations are also showing “tremendous promise”, with some researchers saying 15 years’ worth of progress has been “unspooled” in 12 to 18 months thanks to the success of the Covid jab.

    Dr Paul Burton, the chief medical officer of pharmaceutical company Moderna, said he believes the firm will be able to offer such treatments for “all sorts of disease areas” in as little as five years.

    The firm, which created a leading coronavirus vaccine, is developing cancer vaccines that target different tumour types.

    Burton said: “We will have that vaccine and it will be highly effective, and it will save many hundreds of thousands, if not millions of lives. I think we will be able to offer personalised cancer vaccines against multiple different tumour types to people around the world.”

    • Disaffected April 7, 2023 at 3:54 pm #

      The cure for everything is always just around the corner. More shameless hucksterism.

    • gustafson.robert.22 April 7, 2023 at 4:05 pm #

      Remembering people who strongly rejected the idea that the profit motive may have been the primary driver behind the Covid operation and mRNA vaccine push..

    • GreenAlba April 7, 2023 at 4:21 pm #

      Thanks for the link to the Guardian article, cowbell. I’ve just emailed the author a list of 1000 scientific papers on Covid ‘vaccine’ injuries and deaths (thanks, Dr Paul Alexander).

      I harass Guardian hacks quite often these days.

      • cowbell81 April 7, 2023 at 4:46 pm #

        It seems like “vaccines” are quickly becoming the next miracle cure, much like pills were pushed for everything under the sun in the 20th Century. The thing is, a vaccine by its very nature is meant to protect against a virus before it infects your body. Using a “vaccine” against such things like cancer and heart disease certainly seem to go against the very definition of what a vaccine is.

        • mrs_saj April 7, 2023 at 5:29 pm #

          Cowbell,

          I don’t think I’ll take another vaxxine as long as I live. And I meet today’s definition of “pureblood”, though I went through the childhood schedule of the 1970’s.

          I am not sure the words exist that would convince me a new vaxx is in my best interest. I simply don’t believe the medical establishment. Much the same way I don’t believe the media.

        • MaryQueen April 7, 2023 at 7:45 pm #

          Yep, people started changing their diets and lifestyle to get off the pills but they will still go for the vaccines.

      • MaryQueen April 7, 2023 at 5:31 pm #

        Here’s another goodie if you haven’t sent it yet:

        https://pdmj.org/papers/is_there_a_pandemic

        😀

        • GreenAlba April 7, 2023 at 9:06 pm #

          Excellent, Mary, thanks. I have some people in mind for that, but not the Graun!

      • beantownbill. April 7, 2023 at 8:23 pm #

        GA, the world needs more people like you.

        • GreenAlba April 7, 2023 at 9:02 pm #

          Sadly I’m achieving nothing, Bill, but I fantasise about even changing the mind of just one aiding and abetting quisling. I tell them they’re feeding their own children into the woodchipper and live in (probably forlorn) hope that one of them might finally realise it’s true, even if they don’t give a toss about us.

          • GreenAlba April 7, 2023 at 9:03 pm #

            I can’t even persuade my own family. 🙂

          • beantownbill. April 7, 2023 at 9:11 pm #

            You are achieving something, GA, even if nothing more changes. You are doing what you can, which is more than 99% of the population. You should be proud of yourself, which is an accomplishment.

        • MaryQueen April 7, 2023 at 11:10 pm #

          I agree – I am so impressed with how she has been unrelenting in spreading the word.

  59. Deb April 7, 2023 at 3:52 pm #

    You may recall that Joe Xiden was losing to the equally absurd Bernie in Demrat runoffs when the machinations of the facist corporo/gov syndicate decided to push Joe ahead. They won’t allow Kennedy to proceed past go either.

    • beantownbill. April 7, 2023 at 9:15 pm #

      You have quite the artistic imagination. I appreciate that.

  60. RD April 7, 2023 at 4:10 pm #

    I have liked much of what RFK Jr. has said about Covid, Fauci, big pharma, big corporations, the war machine, etc., but he has some major weaknesses and failings, many more than Trump:

    – He can’t speak and can’t be understood. His dysphonia is so severe that he will not be able to communicate his message.
    – His family, especially his uncle Ted, is more responsible than any other political family for wrecking this country. Their immigration policies, forced busing, forced integration policies, etc. have completely obliterated the historic American nation, small towns, ethnic neighborhoods. language, culture, traditions, churches, schools, etc.
    – The deaths of his father and uncle are so long ago that few remember. Its just not that big of a deal to 90% of the country. Tens of millions of people in this country have absolutely no ties to the founding or traditional America. They don’t know or care what happened before Obama was elected. For the small remaining group of traditional Americans, who love what this country was, 75% despise the Kennedy family.
    -His tweet which you include is fine, until you get to the part where he laments that all of America’s recent activities haven’t done anything to “advance democracy.” Unless we were trying to destroy other countries, why would we desire to “advance democracy?” Maybe that was our goal in the Middle East all along, saddle them with democracy and watch it all burn. They were too smart to buy that load of shit. As soon as we left (they kicked us out), they got back to the important business of disenfranchising women and oppressing minorities. Maybe we should take a lesson. Like the Founders, decent Americans should fear and loathe democracy. Its an abominable system and beyond depressing when you go to vote and see a bus load of illegal welfare loafers dropped off to cancel out the votes of all of the working people in your neighborhood.

    “Democracy is the illusion that my wife and I combined have more political power than David Rockefeller.”

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    • RD April 7, 2023 at 4:55 pm #

      “illegals and…”

    • MaryQueen April 7, 2023 at 7:28 pm #

      I appreciate his nonprofit and his book on Fauci.

    • BackRowHeckler April 7, 2023 at 8:18 pm #

      Speaking of that, I was listening to a local AM radio talk show, the guest was describing conditions in a city in Maine where so many Somalis are coming in that they had they had to take over all hotels & motels to house them; it wasn’t enough, so the municipal fieldhouse was acquired by eminent domain, the minor league basketball & hockey teams were kicked out, and hundreds of Somalis were moved in. This apparently is happening now and they’re still arriving by the busloads both from the Mexican & Canadian borders.

    • Jarek April 7, 2023 at 9:06 pm #

      Well said. In a true Republic, only the qualified would get to vote. And that means a small minority of men who have studied and served. Thus the people would be protected from their worst enemy – themselves.

  61. thirdcoastlegend April 7, 2023 at 5:30 pm #

    I was at happy hour with coworkers last night.

    The barmaids nicknamed me, “the cash guy,” because I was literally the only person not running a tab on a card.

    We are doomed.

  62. Why_weren't_we_asked_about_Degrowth April 7, 2023 at 6:04 pm #

    Jim its amazing and refreshing to read that you’ve determined that Donald Trump’s message is delivered like a lustful auctioneer selling off the pieces of a broken circus. The man is right minded and cares for the country but he’s a bufoon. None of his inner circle can ever question him, and that doesn’t serve him well.

    I’m eager to see the reception for RFK on the campaign trail. I’m sure the democrats are already conjuring up a loyal machine member who will run just to badger and belittle RFK. They’ll make sure he can’t expand the campaign discussions to include the harmful vaccines, the over reach of the government and the breakdown of any sense of diplomacy on the world stage.

    They’ll probably interrupt him constantly in debates to ask him his postions on racism, transphobia and removing every firearm from Americans. Joe will just stand there talking about ice cream.

    The media which by now should have no role at all in elections will back the corporate pimps they work for and say RFK’s message doesnt agree with the science and he really hasn’t made his position clear on the 49 recognized genders

    Oh and just in case he rallies the voters, the DNC stated since 2016 that there’s no rule that forces them to obey the voters. They can use the super delegates to insure Hillary, I mean Joe is the nominee.

    Its not a fucking party, its a collection of ….

    • gustafson.robert.22 April 7, 2023 at 7:51 pm #

      Weren’t Democrats unanimously cursing the electoral college a few years ago? And yet, their primaries are the same thing only much more so.

  63. Islander April 7, 2023 at 7:54 pm #

    Great quote from Barnes, on The Duran:

    “Trump always ends up exposing the corruption of the Deep State, even when he doesn’t intend to.”

    1:01:28, link up=thread.

  64. BackRowHeckler April 7, 2023 at 8:04 pm #

    There seems to be a blade & fist problem in the City by the Bay. Last week Cash App founder Bob Lee was stabbed to death on the street, as were 2 others within a few days prior. Lee was a big tech millionaire who backed all the lefty causes, including defunding the police, strict gun control, and releasing criminals with no bail. I wonder if any of that crossed his mind when a vagrant plunged a knife into his chest at 2:35 am? Sometimes you have to be careful what you wish for. Lee might have thought that the policies he espoused wouldn’t affect him ~ he had enough money to rise above it all. Getting stabbed might have been an epiphany, but one that came too late.

    Fists too are being pressed into service. Just yesterday the former Fire Commissioner of SF was beaten to death by a vagrant in front of his house. They’re getting down to the primeval basics in the City of San Francisco similar to conditions in the 30 Years War in Central Europe ~ sudden random death by the blade & the fist. In SF, once one of the world’s great cities, civilization appears to have come to an end.

    • stelmosfire April 7, 2023 at 8:25 pm #

      Last week Cash App founder Bob Lee was stabbed to death on the street,

      Tony Bennett:

      “Bob left his heart, In San Fransisco”
      “Down on the street, mugged by a bum”
      “Where rundown cable cars”
      “Never reach the stars.”

    • MaryQueen April 7, 2023 at 11:01 pm #

      SF was so amazing back in the 1990s, and even then it was starting its downward trajectory. But it was still beautiful. Now? YUCK.

      It is pretty amazing that millionaires think they can still use big cities as their private playgrounds and that their money or prestige will keep them safe.

      And yeah it’s their politics that are leading to all this. The idiocy is so staggering.

    • elysianfield April 7, 2023 at 11:29 pm #

      BRH,

      Blades, fists, and hammers….

      • Paula D April 8, 2023 at 10:33 am #

        If you say blades, rocks and hammers, the initials are the same, BRH.

    • Woodchuck April 8, 2023 at 1:24 pm #

      SF needs another massive earthquake like the one they had at the start of the 20th century. Then maybe they could “build back better”.

  65. stelmosfire April 7, 2023 at 8:10 pm #

    RFK Jr. is against oil,coal, pipelines, gas, nuclear, hydro, and even wind (in the Nantucket sound). Green to the core. He supported asshole uncle Teddy, Cankles Clinton, and Horseface Kerry. I am from Massachusetts and can’t stand the Kennedy’s.and their dynasty of corruption. He’s as worthless as Pochahantas and marblehead Markey. Won’t you people ever learn. For President we gave you Dukakis in ’88, Kerry in ’04 and Romney in ’12. All losers. Lexington and Concord, Paul Revere, and the shot heard round the world were in a different universe and a loooong time ago.

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    • beantownbill. April 7, 2023 at 8:19 pm #

      Hah! See my post just below. Do we have the same script writers?

    • BackRowHeckler April 7, 2023 at 8:20 pm #

      Are they still trying to get rid of the Minute Man monument at UMASS? Guy is too white, plus he’s carrying a musket.

    • Jarek April 7, 2023 at 9:37 pm #

      Massholes unite! You have nothing to lose except your chains. You’ve already lost your brains – assuming you ever had any.

      The first Americans there, the Puritans, were largely superseded by waves of poor immigrants. Literacy would never again be over 90% as it was with them. Their poorer members fled to other parts of the country while the Elite stayed, propagating the New England Disease that would infect all of America in time. Boston was indeed the hub of that sick universe, though other East Coast cities helped, the Quakers not a little too.

    • MaryQueen April 7, 2023 at 10:51 pm #

      No they won’t ever learn, and they get mad at us for pointing these things out.

  66. beantownbill. April 7, 2023 at 8:18 pm #

    I am woke. But my “woke” is not the same woke that’s been paraded around the last few years. I’m woke to the scam of American politics.
    It’s all a joke, yeah, a woke joke. This guy wrote a good book about a nasty motherfucker, and now he should be president?

    You guys are letting yourselves be scammed again. You talk tough about the evil power masters, but as soon as a new one comes along, you jump for it. Many of you jumped on the Trump bandwagon – he’s a tough-as-nails New York developer. Boy, he’s gonna clean up Washington. You all know what happened.

    The Kennedys have been in politics over 100 years. Joe Kennedy, Sr. was a mob-affiliated bootlegger with great ambition. His son Jack was a glamorous, brilliant man, but he was a marital, big time cheater. I was taking a mid-term chemistry exam when he got shot. I admit, like many a Bostonian, I was enamored of him, and he helped my mother get a job. But I was only 18.

    His brother Ted was a scumbag. He literally got away with murder (Ted, I’m pregnant. Yes, I know, Mary Jo, but we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it.).

    The best of the lot was Bobby, but he wasn’t an ideal human, either (but who is?). He might have done a lot of good if the PTB didn’t off him.

    So his son has announced his candidacy. Where does he stand on the issues? Does he have international standing? Can he stand up to Putin or Xi? Does he radiate strength? We don’t know. Before jumping on the bandwagon, why don’t you wait and see, instead of getting goosebumps when you heard about his candidacy?

    I’m not disparaging CFNers, I generally like you guys, but get smart.

    • BackRowHeckler April 7, 2023 at 8:26 pm #

      We all pretty much know about RFK, jr, tho. He’s been around a long time. He shows up here in Ct sometimes at ‘Save Long Island Sound’ environmental events. I think it’s a worthy cause.

      It seems he has trouble speaking, which might hurt him in any high pressure political campaign.

      • BackRowHeckler April 7, 2023 at 8:28 pm #

        Altho it didn’t hurt John Fetterman.

        • beantownbill. April 7, 2023 at 9:02 pm #

          I’m thinking of starting a new party – the politicians without a brain (PWAB Party). My 3 chief pols would be Biden, of course, Fetterman and the inimical John Sellout Kerry, among others.

    • Billy Hill April 7, 2023 at 8:48 pm #

      Can he stand up to Putin or Xi?

      WTF are you talking about?

      “Can he stand up to Putin or Xi” is the problem with US politics.

      • beantownbill. April 7, 2023 at 8:57 pm #

        A lot of what’s been happening internationally is because these two consider Biden weak. Biden’s administration (or the powers behind him) started wars by proxy overseas. It didn’t take long for them to see he’s mentally challenged, and they take advantage of that with the rest of the world. What ally really wants to be associated with us now?

        • Paula D April 7, 2023 at 9:16 pm #

          What ally wants to be associated with an “ally” that blows up your infrastructure?

          Or turns terrorists lose in your country?

          Or tries to interfere with your elections?

      • Paula D April 7, 2023 at 9:14 pm #

        I agree with Billy Hill.

        The attitude that the role of a US president is to be the World’s Number One Bully is a Big problem in America.

        You have noticed that the rest of world, some 96% of the population, is over US hegemony and is turning away to build a different way, but you think that the answer is to swagger and threaten more?

        Yeah…no.

        • beantownbill. April 7, 2023 at 9:19 pm #

          I agree, Paula. I’m not saying we should be a bully, I’m saying we just shouldn’t appear weak. Being non-weak doesn’t mean we have to be a bully.

          • Jarek April 7, 2023 at 11:20 pm #

            I’m with ya, Bill. We have to back our boys in the ‘Nam.

          • Paula D April 8, 2023 at 10:39 am #

            I’m not sure what you mean by “weak”, then. And I’m not sure what you mean by “take advantage of that with the rest of the world”.

            I think that Putin and Xi are strong, but they never beat their chests and threaten other leaders and other countries, which is what Biden does, just like every other president I can remember. I also hate liars, which is another characteristic of every president I can remember.

            It’s embarrassing. I prefer strong men who don’t have to threaten or bully, because they are capable of dealing with other people without killing them.

          • Jarek April 8, 2023 at 12:51 pm #

            Xi uses the Falun Gong people for their organs. I admit it may be a CIA front, but still it’s wrong.

      • Billy Hill April 7, 2023 at 9:35 pm #

        Uh, yes. For those who have been paying attention, the world is headed in the opposite direction from the “getting tough on Russia” swagger. It’s happening faster than your typical consumer of “US News” can grasp.

        Blinken cannot schedule his balloon-delayed trip to China. Biden has tried for 6 weeks to get Xi on the phone. Gee Joe, think it might have had something to do with your State of the Union rant? The real news the past few weeks is India. The geniuses have undone the Nixonian legacy (that’s a complicated story that had to do with the USSR attempting to frame China for an attack on Hawaii) and now are intent on promoting a rapproachment between India and China. — not that they intend this but in their utter incompetence this is the effect. It’s almost too embarrassing to watch.

        Perhaps it is all God’s plan. In this season of rebirth and renewal I personally am optimistic that the adults in the world of diplomacy will prevail. There is much work to be done re-engineering the ecological energetics of late-stage industrial civilization to provide a future for our children.. If the USA manages to grow up it could play a part.

        • Paula D April 8, 2023 at 10:44 am #

          Ha! I also characterize the flailing and threats as embarrassing.

          And yeah, Biden’s State of the Union rant has not aged well.

          “Name me a world leader who would change places with Xi Jinping! Name me one!”

          WTF? Can you imagine any other world leader saying something like that? Let alone in a SOTU address, which, strictly speaking, is supposed to be about how the US is doing domestically.

          Let me sum that subject up……Not too well.

    • Jarek April 7, 2023 at 9:46 pm #

      “Listen, honey, if it wasn’t for me your boyfriend wouldn’t even be in the White House.

      Mafia Godfather Sam Giancana to Judith Campbell, the mistress he held in common with JFK.

      Speech writer Ted Sorenson wrote Kennedy’s books and most of his articles. As biographer Thomas Reeves said of him, “no national figure has ever so consistently and unashamedly used others to manufacture a reputation as a great thinker and a scholar.

      Yet, yet – he did fight in the War. What politicians of our day does that? And he did apparently stand up to the globalists at some point, earning him a death sentence.

      In a book I bought anent the assassination, I found one of the debt free dollars he had issued. They didn’t like that at all…..

  67. beantownbill. April 7, 2023 at 8:27 pm #

    @Mary,

    Just saying, you are one tough lady (oops, is it politically ok to use the word lady?).

    • BackRowHeckler April 7, 2023 at 8:34 pm #

      Well said Bill. I agree, I like the way she stands up for herself & takes no sh#t.

      • Jarek April 7, 2023 at 9:10 pm #

        She knows not to trust people since she’s not trustworthy.

      • MaryQueen April 7, 2023 at 10:47 pm #

        Thanks, BRH!

    • MaryQueen April 7, 2023 at 9:43 pm #

      Sure, lady is fine! And, I guess, thanks? 😀

  68. Why_weren't_we_asked_about_Degrowth April 7, 2023 at 8:33 pm #

    Hey Beantown its not 1971? Who are you measuring all these qualifications against Trump, Biden. The bar for POTUS is 10 feet underground.

    Desantis was a lawyer at Gitmo, Haley is is a Neo Con in drag.

    • beantownbill. April 7, 2023 at 9:05 pm #

      Haley’s in drag? Is her real name Hale? As in Nathan?

  69. Blackbird April 7, 2023 at 8:43 pm #

    Kennedy won’t be allowed to become President – unless he is a fraud.

    The Big Guy – if he hasn’t turned the keys to Air Force One over to the Hildebeast by then – will once again mightily stomp his opponents on Stupid Tuesday.

    If Kennedy runs as a third/no party candidate, the narrative will be that he split the deplorable vote, assuring a “Biden” win (assuming the Big Guy runs).

    However, I expect that next year’s selection will be indefinitely postponed – the not-war with Russia, the rambunctious ‘Ho-killing Russia-loving white nationalist deplorables, maybe even another new and improved Scamdemic, all of which will justify the Hildebeast’s declaration of martial law. Bounties for your Democrat friends if they turn you in.

    • beantownbill. April 7, 2023 at 9:07 pm #

      You even mentioning Hillary as POTUS gives me the shivers. I end up nauseous every morning when I see Biden’s picture in the news.

    • Paula D April 7, 2023 at 9:19 pm #

      The US is moving troops and military equipment to Germany and Poland.

      They are most likely getting ready to intervene directly in Ukraine.

      They want Russian land and resources and they will blow up the world trying to get them.

      • Blackbird April 7, 2023 at 11:00 pm #

        I think what they want is to cripple western Europe economically, so that Europe will abandon the US, and the US will collapse into “chaos” that might even require UN “peacekeepers”.

        Our army (including the national guard) will be tied down in the Ukraine. Our police have been defunded, and they’re racist anyway. And those white nationalists are funded and armed by the Russians!

        Killing Russians and Ukrainians (and soon Poles) is an added bonus, as is contaminating the breadbasket of Europe with depleted uranium shells. The Ukraine is probably where our wheat will come from during the Age of Submission.

      • Woodchuck April 8, 2023 at 1:17 pm #

        A good outcome would be the rest of the world forms a union against the USA and at some point we’re invaded and forcibly taken apart into smaller nations. Also, all weapons and weapons making capability is taken away from us so we can no longer threaten the rest of the planet. Russia and China go through our entire population (what’s left of it) and remove all the troublemakers for export into agricultural slavery. After that, a long period of peace, poverty, and sanity for the US.

        • Paula D April 8, 2023 at 1:56 pm #

          I don’t think that’s the plan. The plan is the same thing that people bring up frequently on this blog- build a new society not connected to our ruling overlords.

          Hence the peace talks going on between longtime foes, the deals being made to trade in local currencies, the Belt and Road project, and the taking down of NATO in Ukraine.

          They don’t have to invade the US. I think it was Lavrov who pointed out the other day that the US is imploding all by itself.

          By 2025 the US will be a threat to no one, I’m guessing.

          • Woodchuck April 8, 2023 at 2:50 pm #

            You are probably correct. D Orlov seems to have a similar view. Sometimes my ranting and tendency to troll gets the better of me. Perhaps or perhaps not China might like the idea of carrying captive enemies off into slavery, just as Babylon, Assyria, Rome etc, once did in the times of the Old Testament. Has the world moved beyond the Old Testament mindset? Russia is now officially Christian and China is officially atheist. However now these two nations are on the same page and moving against the dollar.

            So we’ve become so crazy here that both Chinese Communists and Russian Christians are joining together to form a union against us? I just heard Col McGregor say that financial catastrope will greatly limit the future ability of the USA to project military power outside it’s own borders. In other words, the end of the unofficial yet very real US empire.

  70. beantownbill. April 7, 2023 at 8:49 pm #

    The Mrs. BTB saga, part 2.

    My wife has been feeling a lot better the last 3 weeks. She’s been responding well to the chemo. Unfortunately, she can’t move around much without getting out of breath. She can walk maybe 30 or 40 feet and that’s it. Her lungs had filled up with fluid and she could barely breathe so she had a fluid-draining procedure done. They took out 32 pounds of water (!) from her body, mostly in her lungs. Talk about fast diet results! She had developed Hillaryesque cankles, but now they’re gone. She looks like her old self.

    Because of her fluid retension, her doctors thought she had amyloidosis, a rare and nasty disease. But a recent MRI has shown she doesn’t have it, just the cancer. But she most likely has moderate heart failure, which can be managed, too. If that’s what it is, she can eventually get back to normal living, just go for well-tolerated chemo once a week until she goes into remission for at least 2 years. I also suspect the possibility that all the meds have caused imbalances which have screwed up her heart function and she doesn’t have a real heart problem. Her arteries are clear. So we’ll see. Anyway, for now, things are looking up.

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    • GreenAlba April 7, 2023 at 9:08 pm #

      That’s good, Bill – long may it continue.

      • beantownbill. April 7, 2023 at 9:21 pm #

        Fingers crossed.

    • kimmasad01 April 7, 2023 at 9:14 pm #

      may she continue to show good progress. i’m happy for her and you.

      • beantownbill. April 7, 2023 at 9:20 pm #

        Thanks for your well wishes.

    • Paula D April 7, 2023 at 9:21 pm #

      I’m glad she’s feeling better.

    • MaryQueen April 7, 2023 at 9:46 pm #

      Very good to hear, bill. Thanks for the update and best to you & your wife.

      I can’t imagine what it must be like carrying 32 lbs of fluid in ones’ body must feel like!

      She must feel so much better.

  71. kimmasad01 April 7, 2023 at 9:13 pm #

    The only platform RFK needs to run on to secure and perhaps overcome even the best NWO rigging machine is one that completely decries the clot shots. After that, decry the entire imperial agenda including central bank money printing. No amount of rigging will overcome such a platform.

  72. Pucker April 7, 2023 at 10:29 pm #

    Do you have a Marxist linear view of History? Or, do you think that History progresses in Cycles?

    “ Several “Long Wave” theories claim to account for these recurring cycles, and while each has its own unique take on the process, all begin with the assumption that we are emotional creatures with limited, selective memories. As a result we are, as Spanish-American philosopher George Santayana famously observed, condemned to repeat the past because we don’t remember it.

    In fact, for as long as there have been money and markets, societies have been passing through the same sequence of cultural moods, beginning with anxious conservatism in the aftermath of hard times, followed by cautious optimism and finally – as the original “depression-era” generation is replaced by its memory-impaired grandkids – let-it-all-hang-out financial excess.

    A horrendous debt-driven economic crash (or its geopolitical/military equivalent) then resets the cycle. The fascinating thing about these theories is that while each employs a unique set of indicators to trace society’s progress through these recurring cultural/psychological/financial cycles, they’ve all reached the same conclusion: The modern world is toast. Or it should be by now. Virtually all Long Wave theories conclude that the expansion that began after World War II has ended, and that nearly the entire world – which is now interlinked to an unprecedented extent by technology and common mistakes – should be deep in a 1930’s-style, capital “D” depression.

    To illustrate the point, here’s a quick overview of three well-known Long Wave theories:

    Kondratieff Wave

    During the 1920s, Russian economist Nicolai Kondratieff studied historical trends in commodity prices and identified a recurring four-part, six-decade pattern of expansion, stagnation, recession and collapse. This insight burnished his professional reputation but alarmed the Soviet Union’s leaders, whose Marxist theology envisioned a linear world moving from capitalist oppression to workers’ paradise rather than a cyclical one. They had Kondratieff imprisoned and eventually shot. His work, however, lives on, and over the ensuing decades his four stages gained seasonal names – spring, summer, autumn and winter – with summer being a time of fast growth in incomes and asset prices, autumn a period of post-boom “stagflation,” and winter a debt-induced crash. The most recent cycle began after World War II and (should have) peaked in the late 1990s.

    Elliott Wave

    In the 1930s, retired businessman Ralph Nelson Elliott noticed repeating five-part wave patterns in seemingly-unrelated markets. Elliott’s intellectual successor, Yale University psychology graduate and former Merrill Lynch technical analyst Robert Prechter, has popularized and refined this analytical lens via his Elliott Wave Theorist newsletter and best-selling books At the Crest of the Tidal Wave and Conquer the Crash. Economics, says Prechter, is more about psychology than finance. And psychology – as expressed in popular culture and international relations as well as stock and real estate prices – evolves through Elliott’s predictable five-wave pattern. In an interesting twist, he notes that these patterns are fractals that recur on different scales. Decade-long cycles constitute one leg of 50-year “supercycles,” which are in turn single legs of several-century “grand supercycles,” and so on. Today’s world, alas, is at the end of a “millennium cycle” that began in the late 1700s, encompassed numerous smaller cycles – such as the one running from World War II to the present – and peaked in 2007. The resulting crash, says Prechter, will be commensurate with the length of the millennium cycle – and should be well under way by now.

    The Fourth Turning

    Historian William Strauss and economist Neil Howe, in their 1997 bestseller The Fourth Turning, detail research that they believe explains how successive generations are shaped by and in turn shape the society in which they come of age. Space considerations prevent us from delving too deeply into their fascinating theory, except to say that Strauss and Howe place today’s world at the end of a long cycle, which is a very bad place to be: “Around the year 2005 [give or take a few years], a sudden spark will catalyze a Crisis mood. Remnants of the old social order will disintegrate. Political and economic trust will implode. Real hardship will beset the land, with severe distress that could involve questions of class, race, nation and empire…Sometime before the year 2025, America will pass through a great gate in history, commensurate with the American Revolution, Civil War, and twin emergencies of the Great Depression and World War II…The risk of catastrophe will be very high. The nation could erupt into insurrection or civil violence, crack up geographically, or succumb to authoritarian rule.”

    The Money Bubble
    James Turk

    • Jarek April 7, 2023 at 10:46 pm #

      Spring will come again, Puck. The Garden is closed for winter is all. Chauncy Gardner said so.

      It’s good that the financial scumbags are thinking about how to profit off of the winter. That will help! During the Irish famine, huge amounts of food were being exported from Ireland. To do otherwise would have gotten in the way of making money, surely a more critical thing in the long run or even the short, assuming that human life has any value to begin with that is.

    • K-Chien April 7, 2023 at 10:54 pm #

      And the wheels on the bus go round and round.

      • Jarek April 7, 2023 at 11:30 pm #

        You’re still trippin’. Now you work with boxes. But Chat and Alexa will find you nonetheless.

        You still believe in Madiba and the Vax. You might as well be a member of the ghost species since you refuse to use what was given to you between your ears.

        • K-Chien April 8, 2023 at 5:12 am #

          And a long strange trip it is.

      • Woodchuck April 8, 2023 at 1:11 pm #

        Not on the global warming bus – the wheels have come off that particular bus and it’s parked in the ditch at the moment. Here’s a bit of climate news:

        “Boise Breaks 124-Year Cold Record

        …..particularly depressing news for residents of Boise, Idaho who haven’t seen 60F for 150+ days.

        According to the National Weather Service (NWS), the city’s record for the most consecutive days below 60F previously stood at 153 days–set 124 years ago, way back in 1899–but that record was extended on Monday, April 4 ’23 to 154 days.

        The Boise area is forecast high temperatures well under 60F through the remainder of the week, meaning the city will likely set a new benchmark of 158 days on Friday. The NWS then sees “near 60F” on Saturday and a high “near 68F” on Easter Sunday. But until then, unusual lows and unseasonable snows will persist.

        Historically, by March 24 Boise’s snow is over and done with. But not this year. And not last year, either, with 0.5 inches settling on May 9. Traces of snow in June have occurred just four times since 1872, with the June of 2008 being the most recent (deep solar minimum of cycle 23).

        Overall, it’s been a cold start to the year across the United States — not just in Idaho. According to even warm-mongers NOAA, this year (to March 30) the U.S. has set 13 new all-time low temperature records versus the big fat 0 records for heat.”

        • beantownbill. April 8, 2023 at 2:15 pm #

          I dunno, we here in the Boston area had an excellent, warm February. We hardly got any snow this year, too. The meaningful word in the term “global warming” is global. I don’t know if there is or isn’t world-wide warming because I don’t trust the media at all, but I do know it was a very good winter here, weather-wise.

          • Woodchuck April 8, 2023 at 2:56 pm #

            The eastern Pacific ocean is cooling and the jet stream has changed. That’s made the western USA much cooler and given the area a lot of rain and snow. According to NASA satelite data the earth isn’t warming at all. Cold weather temperature records are being set all over the globe. Many countries are experiencing abnormally cold weather and crop failures.

    • Paula D April 8, 2023 at 10:57 am #

      Interesting, Pucker.

      The whole thing did collapse in the 90s, (dot-com collapse), and again in 2001, and again in 2008 (derivatives), and again in 2019 (bond crisis).
      But if you’re running your country like a casino, and you keep fronting the gamblers chips, you can keep it going longer.

      As long as the gas flows and the food comes, the plebes don’t care much what the decadent rich are doing.

      But it looks like the casino is still pushing the chips, but the rest of the world has quit playing.

      Therefore we are rapidly moving into authoritarian rule. Hence, the RESTRICT Act and the switch to CBCD.

      And probably those young male immigrants are trained and ready to be used when the plebes notice their food has been cut off.

  73. KesaAnna April 8, 2023 at 12:12 am #

    ” “Social media” has also conditioned youngsters to devalue privacy. A country of exhibitionists won’t complain about being watched. ”

    — Blackbird , last blog post.

    Disagree with the example.

    Youngsters were conditioned to devalue privacy long before social media was even on the radar.

    Cheerleading is a case of , ” Hey , look me over ! ”

    But the cheerleader as the biggest keep – you – at – arms – length snob in high school is a stereotype for a reason.

    The problem with privacy in the present context is that with privacy as anything but a meaningless word ,

    it is the individual who draws the line.

    The individual says what you are entitled to know of their affairs , where , when , and why , .

    That genuine concept of privacy has been fading away since at least the inauguration of the income tax in 1913 ( ? )

    Pretty much everyone agrees that money makes the world go ‘ round , yet typically are puzzled and or shocked when I point out that the income tax is all about privacy.

    All about utterly destroying privacy in any meaningful way.

    Governments of course taxed people , even excessively , before the income tax.

    But before the income tax your ledger was strictly your buisiness .

    Whether you were spending your disposable income on beer and
    whores , or giving way above and beyond ten percent to the Church ,

    the police had not a clue.

    The income tax introduced the idea that your ledger is MY business.

    If it is true that money makes the world go ‘ round ,

    then right from the point where that idea becomes accepted ,

    whether you walk on water , or are criminal ,

    is solely subject to the next committee vote.

    Totalitarianism versus liberty is all about privacy.

    Limits are impossible , except as a meaningless slogan , without the principle that the individual , not the group , says what is private.

    It’s the individual being able to say , ” That’s none of your business asshole ” that puts teeth in the idea of limits and makes limits a workable possibility.

    The income tax is just my favorite manifestation , there are many , many others .

    Without the idea that the contents of your man cave are my business , whether you have a room full of assualt rifles , or don’t even have a broken Derringer , would scarcely be an issue.

    The Second Amendment is now subject to review , a matter of debate , a controversy , precisely because there is no privacy.

    On that point you could say you lost your gun rights entirely the day was accepted the idea that registering guns is kosher , not entirely out of bounds.

    I opposed ObamaCare not on the grounds of whether it would , or would not , give us cheaper healthcare ,

    but because ObamaCare extends further the notion that the state should know even more about your body than it knows already with fingerprinting and DNA .

    That the state knows whether you are a vegetarian , or love your cheeseburgers , is in no way a good development if liberty is really any part of your agenda.

    Privacy as something to be decided by the individual is not a popular idea now , hasn’t been since before I was born.

    • Disaffected April 8, 2023 at 10:19 am #

      Yes, we see now that Obama care was just another thinly disguised step toward totalitarianism. It never had anything to do with “affordability,” thus the imperative to name it the “Affordable Care Act.” Who says our capitalist masters don’t have a twisted sense of humor? Once you focus out and begin to see the bigger picture, you really do develop a grudging sense of respect for what these globalist criminals are up to.

      There was one of those cartoony instructional videos on the net a few years back that contended that we were nothing but farm animals being raised for the slaughter. Really well done. If I manage to come across it again I’ll link to it.

    • Paula D April 8, 2023 at 11:03 am #

      Good points, KesaAnna. I agree.

      None of your damn business should be our response to both strangers and the government.

      And “I don’t give a fuck about your internal fantasies” should be our response to anyone pushing their pronouns on us.

  74. KesaAnna April 8, 2023 at 12:34 am #

    ” I’m saying we just shouldn’t appear weak. ”

    Too late.

    A Tiger tank looks pretty fucking strong ,

    until you realize the Germans don’t have the spare parts and fuel to keep it running.

    A strong nation wouldn’t have destroyed thousands of small farms in preference to Latifundia which we already know don’t work.

    A strong nation wouldn’t have off – shored the very industry that made being a great military power possible in the first place.

    A strong nation would not do its damn level best to imitate Austria – Hungary demographically .

    As I have said before , you Americans are now long since past the point where flattery is any plus.

    it is your enemies you should listen to.

    The folks who tell you want to hear are doing you no good service.

    • Jarek April 8, 2023 at 1:00 am #

      A strong nation is homogenous nation. Diversity is not our strength but our appalling weakness. All y’all should have been sent forth as per Jefferson’s wish, beyond any danger “of mixture”. His words. The Words of a Master Soul.

      • KesaAnna April 8, 2023 at 2:01 am #

        I suppose there was no better time to do something about the problem than in the immediate aftermath of the American Revolution , when Jefferson’s soul was still contained in an earth – bound body.

        And , after all , they had not much trouble in deporting thousands of white British Loyalists.

        But Jefferson could not even re – locate his 300 slaves.

        Curious , at the very least.

        • KesaAnna April 8, 2023 at 2:34 am #

          ” A strong nation is a homogenous nation ” is precisely one of the top reasons I am an enemy of the United States .

          As presently constituted , sea to sea , the United States cannot but be another Austria – Hungary , or polyglot Roman Empire.

          To make it homogenous , sea to sea , would require methods that would shock Stalin.

          Reconstituting the Confederacy , or the thirteen colonies , or the Principality of Anhalt – Zebst ,

          isn’t half as impractical as that proposition.

          ” Make America great again ” is like Julian the Apostate trying to roll Rome back to Jupiter and Vesta , when the old Roman religion has in fact been extinct for 300 years.

          • Jarek April 8, 2023 at 12:56 pm #

            True! The Russian ambassador came back and told the Czar anent Austo-Hungary, “We are allied to a corpse.”

            America is a dead man walking. I love mythos as much as the next guy, but we need a Conan not an RFK. A warrior to rally around, to conquer and build, not to try and reanimate the corpse.

  75. Jarek April 8, 2023 at 1:54 am #

    Twilight of the Idols: What the literati said about John Brown

    A Saint….whose martyrdom….will make the gallows as glorious as the cross.

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Some eighteen hundred years ago Christ was crucified; this morning, perchance, Captain Brown was hung. These are two ends of a chain which are not without its links. He is not Old Brown any longer ; he is an angel of light.

    Henry David Thoreau

    St John the Just

    Louisa May Alcott

    Jarek: The first two were New England heroes of my New England youth. Well versed in the Vedic Sages and Sufi Saints, they eschewed all evil in their spirituality as does the modern New Age Movement. But oh how that changed in regards to the South and the Civil War. How very like our modern wokies, believing all peoples are good except their own.

    If they had not eschewed evil, perhaps it wouldn’t have come back and conquered them as it did in this regard. The Vedas and Islam certainly don’t endorse this viewpoint. Ultimately, no. God has no opposition so it is not real. But in the worlds of relativity, of light and shade, it is all too real. They took what they wanted from these religions and ignored the rest. Alas, I did the same in my youth.

    In contrast:

    No one was ever more justly hanged.

    Nathaniel Hawthorne.

    The brooding, haunted descendant of the Puritans got it right. The people who could never stop talking about God and goodness got it wrong. There’s a lesson there, one we didn’t learn. Now the whole idea of evil is eschewed as John Az says, even as it dwells in the breast of the Elite, their henchmen, and the vast mob under their sway. but they’re too extraverted to look within and see it.

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    • KesaAnna April 8, 2023 at 2:08 am #

      The thing I remember about John Brown is that he hacked to death with a sword a 12 year old boy who was not of the Missouri Slave Party ,

      but merely the 12 year old son of a member of the Missouri Slave Party ,

      I remember that they don’t seem to remember this flagrant pissing on of human rights when the detail didn’t serve their purposes.

      And the moral of the story to me , yet again , is that the myth of great men is a myth ,

      and quite likely an evil myth at that.

      • KesaAnna April 8, 2023 at 2:19 am #

        On the other hand the slogan , ” What would Jesus do ? ” strikes me as plain comical..

        I don’t know what ( 10,000 ) Protestant theologies say on the subject , and frankly don’t care.

        But Catholic theology , as I understand it , says Christ was God in a human body.

        And with Mary — there were actually something like two immaculate conceptions — Mary was human , but without the taint of sin of Adam and Eve.

        The ONLY “perfect ” human there ever was.

        So it seems to me that , ” What would Jesus do ? ”

        Is a bit like asking , What would I do if I were God , except I’m not God , and most likely haven’t the faintness notion what being God is like. “

        • messianicdruid April 8, 2023 at 7:01 am #

          “Mary was human , but without the taint of sin of Adam and Eve.”

          Mary is not perfect. The responsibility for sin was assumed by Adam and passed through his sons. Men cannot lose this responsibility.

          • messianicdruid April 8, 2023 at 8:06 am #

            “Mary is not perfect.” Mary is not unique among women. Women sin but are covered by their fathers until married and then covered by their husbands. This is the symbology of long hair [ which is, more and more, rejected by moderns ]. Men were to wear their hair “polled” to symbolize that they are uncovered [ before God ].

            Under the New Covenant:

            “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
            And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.”

          • messianicdruid April 8, 2023 at 9:59 am #

            “Is a bit like asking , What would I do if I were God , except I’m not God , and most likely haven’t the faintness notion what being God is like.”

            It is a challenge to motivate you to seek the correct path [ the way which God will be able to bless you ].

            “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God; But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”

            It is not a “Protestant” thing.

          • Jarek April 8, 2023 at 1:01 pm #

            As one Jewish convert to Orthodox Christianity said, Of course Jews and Gentiles can live together – just like the Lion and the Lamb. Just provide a new Lamb every day.

            The essence of Liberalism is the idea of creating the Kingdom of God on Earth sans God. Even supposed believers assume the condition of the Kingdom Age as if it was already here.

          • messianicdruid April 8, 2023 at 1:22 pm #

            Jarek – Was your convert a Judahite or a Talmudist?

            How can you have a kingdom without a king?

          • Jarek April 8, 2023 at 2:09 pm #

            Virtually all modern Jews are of the Pharisee sect or descended from them into Liberal Judaism. And the Talmud is their secret scripture – both the Law and the key to interpreting the Torah. They believe Moses received the Mishnah on Mt Sinai, not just the Ten Commandments. That and the commentary make up the Talmud.

            So given his piety, I assume he was a traditional Pharisee. Many of the 12 Apostles were. They were the most alive sect at the time even then.

        • Woodchuck April 8, 2023 at 12:20 pm #

          It wasn’t uncommon in the ancient world for people to become gods. Some Roman and Japanese emperors, for example, were considered as being gods. Jesus didn’t call himself “God” in the synoptic gospels. That came later in John’s gospel. It’s not possible to know anything much at all about the historical Jesus. There’s lots to know about the mythical Jesus however.

          • messianicdruid April 8, 2023 at 1:52 pm #

            Both Genesis and the gospel of John are signed by the Author.

            biblegematria.com/pearls-of-wisdom.html

          • messianicdruid April 8, 2023 at 1:53 pm #

            Scribes are not authors.

          • Woodchuck April 8, 2023 at 3:05 pm #

            Unfortunately these books all had human authors, God didn’t write them because they are by no means perfect. The bible isn’t a book, it’s a library of books written by different authors at different times and with different points of view and beliefs. There are contradictions and stories that don’t match. The only NT author we can be absolutely certain of is Paul. We don’t know who wrote the gospels. We don’t know who wrote Genesis, but it’s obvious the author of the first book was influenced by Israel’s stay in Babylon during the period of captivity – carried off to Babylon! The garden of eden story is obviously of Babylonian origen, it even mentions the Tigris and Euprates rivers.

          • messianicdruid April 8, 2023 at 7:03 pm #

            You did not read anything at the link. Unfortunate.

          • Woodchuck April 8, 2023 at 7:40 pm #

            I did take a look at the gematria link.

            I’ve read about the “bible codes” and in years past listened to people discussing this topic in places like Coast to Coast AM or on you tube. It’s the sort of topic someone like Art Bell would be interested in, I’m a fan of that show from way back. Some of us can’t give up the notion that there might be spirits in the material world or disembodied intelligences dictating to various writers what words to place on paper or papyrus. The questions that always interfere is how to verify a source? Astrologers and numerology practioners also use all manner of wierd math and geometry to back up or give structure to their claims.

          • messianicdruid April 9, 2023 at 4:57 pm #

            “The questions that always interfere is how to verify a source?”

            Ask the source.

            The fact that no one among mankind is capable of doing what is evidenced in Gen. 1:1 and John 1:1 [ and who knows what else ] tells me there is another source for these “standing miracles”.

            whatabeginning.com

          • messianicdruid April 9, 2023 at 5:14 pm #

            “The fundamental assertion expressed in the Bible’s first seven Hebrew words is copiously marked with symmetrical and coordinated patterns of numerical geometry which speak loudly of supernatural design and purpose. Clearly, the numbers that emanate from these words are divinely-inspired – for Who but our Creator is capable of speaking meaningful words and numbers simultaneously some centuries before the introduction of alphabetic numeration into Hebrew society?”

            Math is science.

      • Woodchuck April 8, 2023 at 12:26 pm #

        I remember reading somewhere that John Calvin was responsible for having a few children executed for “disobedience”. There’s a lot of ingrained child abuse in Western Civ. Our school system at the moment is little more than organized child abuse that is now promoting physically mutilating children. Most all of the people working in education need to be hauled off into a life of agricultural slavery – after they’ve been sterilized first. These are the very last people that should be having children under their control.

        • MaryQueen April 8, 2023 at 4:41 pm #

          Great points, Woodchuck.

        • SpeedyBB April 9, 2023 at 8:27 pm #

          Wow Woody, you ain’t kiddin’ …

          hxxps://www.reenactingtheway.com/blog/john-calvin-had-people-killed-and-bad-bible-interpretation-justified-it

          I wonder how modern-day followers spin this …

  76. KesaAnna April 8, 2023 at 2:56 am #

    My take on Henry David Thoreau is pretty similar to my take on present Doomsday preppers.

    The kind of fellow who thinks that poor people own horses , or ever did.

    • Pucker April 8, 2023 at 5:07 am #

      “The number of people in the area needs to be considered, but also the type of people can have an impact. If you live in an area plagued by gang trouble today, I would suggest it won’t be viable during a crisis as the first aspect to collapse is typically the Rule of Law. When the individual police officers are focused on saving their own families and there is no functioning civil government for them to report to there may be very little “law and order”. We witnessed such issues with Law Enforcement response to Hurricane Katrina as well recent mass shooting incidents, and if circumstances dictate that we can’t depend on law enforcement during these times, my feeling is that we won’t be able to depend on most of them during a true, widespread major crisis. And the longer that crisis continues the more of these folks will disappear from any kind of Law Enforcement roles.

      Local Power Structure
      If you live in an area with a dominant political family, or official, or group of some sort that power structure might make it impossible for you to Bug-In. If they wield significant power during “normal” times imagine how much more they will likely have in the vacuum caused by the failure of civil government and collapse of the Rule of Law. If you’re part of that power structure then you’re probably in good shape to stick around. If you’re not, then the potential for them taking over, taking your supplies, etc. should discourage the idea of Bugging-In there. Who might we need to look at for such a situation?

      A county sheriff could easily be the dominant leader with an organization in many areas during a major crisis. They are already armed, organized, and have legitimacy. Is there a family that owns/controls the major employer in the area? How influential will they be if the local government shuts down? Or, in some cases, how influential are they today with the local government intact? Is there a religious organization that wields some degree of power, and might wield even more when things get crazy?”

      • Disaffected April 8, 2023 at 9:37 am #

        Who’s this from? Martenson?

      • Anthea April 8, 2023 at 7:09 pm #

        @ Pucker:

        Very few people think about their local power structure in a SHTF scenario. Local power structures are interesting. In rural areas, the powerful people are the ones who own most of the land. E.g., in the county next door to me, one family owns about half the arable land.

        Where does their power come from? Mainly it comes from their money. Where does their money come from? It comes from two main sources. One is the rental income from renting out the land to people who actually farm it. The other is agricultural subsidies. These large land-owners may or may not do any actual farming, themselves. If they do, local banks have loaned them millions for farm machinery, seeds, fertilizer, pesticides, herbicides, etc. (They are probably related to the people who own the bank.) Those members of the family who don’t farm are probably government employees. Maybe they’re teachers or administrators in the local school district, or maybe they commute to the federal building in the city. My observation is that government employment runs in families.

        It’s hard forsee the situations of such people in a collapse scenario, but it’s very possible that their situation would not be good. Their power depends on the US government and the government paychecks, as well as on the value of the dollar. Their power vis-a-vis local government is mostly that they hold political positions that give them decision-making power over the flow of government funds. E.g., our local school district alone has a cash flow of $20 million per year. Imagine if you were the guy who got to decide how it was spent.

        Now imagine that you’ve been controlling this kind of money for 40 years, and suddenly the money is either gone or its wothless.

        While a collapse could play out a lot of ways, one of the ways it could play out is that the ag subsidy doesn’t come (or it’s worthless), your bank fails and/or calls in your loans, the government funds you contol either don’t show up they are worthless. Long story short: Your power is gone–though people may defer to you for awhile out of habit or the expectation of favors–that don’t materialize, because that teaching job you could have offered them no longer exists.

        So, what happens then? I would guess that several new local power centers emerge, and that there is some conflict–or cooperation, or a litle of both–among them to see who gets to be “the new boss.” Likely cadidates for the formation of a new power center are: anyone or any group with guns, anyone who can provide gasoline and is able to secure their supply lines with guns, and anyone or any group who can provide various other dire necessitites and who is able to secure their supply with guns.

        The way this plays out depends a lot on the character of the people involved. Believe it or not, they could turn out to be generally all right. Or they might not.

    • Woodchuck April 8, 2023 at 12:14 pm #

      Jesus was a poor man and never owned a horse. If he had, we’d know the horse’s name. Just as we know the name of Robert E Lee’s horse “Traveler”. The donkey he rode on entering Jerusalem on Palm Sunday was borrowed. Jesus was a hard and tough former construction worker who walked everywhere. He wasn’t the robed and effeminate pussy we see in all the paintings.

      • messianicdruid April 8, 2023 at 2:39 pm #

        He had plenty of brothers to take over the shop. Partly because he had “sea legs” [ could sleep during a storm ] I lean more toward him being a mariner with his tin merchant uncle.

        Lots of interesting stuff at:

        httpX://forum.culdiantrust.org/t/tracking-down-the-historical-jesus/1209/6

      • Jarek April 9, 2023 at 1:35 pm #

        Jesus was a biker – like Woody. What gang though? That is the question.

  77. KesaAnna April 8, 2023 at 3:09 am #

    Speaking of that , someone mentioned Gangis Khan .

    Maybe the Mongols realized that if poor people were going to own horses , burning huts on the Vietnamese border , and watering their horses on the Danube , wasn’t going to do it.

    They needed to go back to Mongolia and live in tents.

    So now Ganghis Khan is a statue in a tourist attraction that even Mongols don’t visit.

    I don’t suppose , though , that someone on CFN is going to show me a study that proves the Mongols are the most sensible people on earth.

    • Woodchuck April 9, 2023 at 11:26 am #

      Genghis Khan was the original force that led to centralized control becoming popular in the area that comprises what is now Russia’s vast eastern/Asian territories. All that vast landscape was once occupied by tribesmen who were in constant conflict with other tribes. It was a situation similar to how the North American natives occupied this land for tens of thousands of years. There was no single tribe in North America that ruled them all – South America was different and had real empires, mathematics, and stone cities.

      Khan and his Mongols swept through all that area that’s now a huge part of Russia. The Mongols put a final end to all the tribal squabbling in Northern Asia, and the tribesmen discovered they were happier and more prosperous under Mongol rule because they’d stopped all the incessant warfare among themselves. They had no desire to rebell or revolt against Mogol rule. Rome had a similar influence in it’s empire called Pax Romana.

      The last time Russia and China were mostly unified and both land masses on the same page and working together was way back in the 1360’s. That was the time when the great Khans made the rules everywhere. The USA has just accomplished something truly remarkable – China and Russia making historic trade agreements and mutual defense arrangements. For many centuries China and Russia have had frosty relationship with each other, and this made it easier for the US empire to be dominant in this era. China is interested in Ukraine as a way to provide rail access to Western Europe. This would make trade easier and less costly between Asia and Europe. China would probably also want access to Ukraine as a source of reasonably priced imported grain and other food. So China and Russia both have an invested interest in peace in Ukraine.

      The Mongols were brutal rulers and fighters, and I’d be willing to suggest they provided benefits for the ruled. The most sensible people on earth? Could be……….

      • Jarek April 9, 2023 at 1:40 pm #

        No, but they left them alone. Preferring to live out on the steppes in their tents. If they were paid their tribute of gold, grain, fighting men, and virgins, the Russians were left alone.

        When the Russian city states began to regain power, they chose to fight the Catholic Swedes first. The Swedes would not have been good rulers and would have forced them to convert.

        In China and in other places, the Mongols got more involved in the local culture, intermarrying and converting to Islam or adopting Chinese ways. They didn’t seem that attracted to Christianity though.

  78. BackRowHeckler April 8, 2023 at 7:04 am #

    Q, UCONN won the NCAA basketball tournament, and Quinnipiac (from Hamden) plays for the collegiate Div. 1 Hockey Championship next Saturday. What’s Ruggers up to this spring? Hows their baseball & lacrosse teams?

    • Disaffected April 8, 2023 at 10:11 am #

      Don’t be cruel, brh.

    • Q. Shtik April 9, 2023 at 2:04 pm #

      What’s Ruggers up to this spring? Hows their baseball & lacrosse teams? – BRH

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

      Don’t know. I haven’t looked into their Spring sports yet.

      BTW, the correct misspelled and mispronounced word for the University”s name is Ruckers, not Ruggers. 🙂

  79. Mister Roboto April 8, 2023 at 7:36 am #

    The Democratic National Committee has made it clear in a court of law that they can and will choose whom they want to be the Democratic candidate, so I’m not sure why RFK is bothering to run as a Democrat. I would, however, vote for him in a Democratic Party just to troll the despicable DNC.

    • SoftStarLight April 8, 2023 at 2:34 pm #

      Yeah, it is sad that we can only choose from two parties who ultimately support the same status quo. Perhaps RFK Jr. and Trump could start a new party? As long as the two parties are in charge we are stuck with de facto globalist rule.

  80. BackRowHeckler April 8, 2023 at 7:46 am #

    More inspiring news from New England ~ Vermont’s in the house! Brattleboro, where I’ve spent a considerable amount of time; a quirky little town, once an industrial center, then a destination for hippies in the 60s & 70s. Brattleboro is quite liberal, as one would expect a place to be after it filled up with argonauts from Brooklyn, NHampton & Boston escaping city life. Right outside of town they used to run a flea market where I’d buy vintage hand tools pennies on the dollar. Apparently Brattleboro is a Sanctuary City~ and a destination for African migrants. The migrants are placed in different homeless shelters & motels up & down Rte 15. Apparently, last week one such migrant, Zaima, Assa Zeikarrah Mavish-Jammah, unhappy with her accommodations, bought an axe and used it to hack up her young social worker, Leah Rosin Pritchard. Ms. Pritchard had a degree in an academic discipline called ‘Collective Trauma’, presumably the trauma migrants suffer when they move from a 3rd world nation to a 1st world nation. I’ve already noted the chaos in Maine with Somalis coming in enmasse ~ it appears the project of repopulating New England with Somali & Sudanese tribesmen is running into some problems.

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    • PeteAtomic April 8, 2023 at 9:21 am #

      We have a Somali population here in Minnesota. It’s difficult to say how many of them are actually here. The numbers are purposely conflated for “diversity” reasons. The most accurate number is probably around 40,000. They are largely concentrated in several neighborhoods in Minneapolis.

      The Somali people I’ve interacted with have an inflated view of themselves. They are a proud people, perhaps even haughty. Somali women are treated very poorly, not much better than a family pet, or livestock. They have a deep hatred of American born blacks. Their main source of legitimate income are East African restaurants. There have been some enormous scandals in the Somali community and their connection to financial crimes, including a massive fraud centered around childcare centers.

      Around a thousand of them left and fled to Manitoba during Trump in an attempt to escape arrest & deportation. The Canadians have deported about half of them.

      The Hmong people of Vietnam who also live here have successfully integrated. Partly because of their involvement in the French colonial government & then US administration/military in that country. They are family oriented, ambitious, hardworking people.

      • elysianfield April 8, 2023 at 11:34 am #

        “The Hmong people of Vietnam who also live here have successfully integrated. Partly because of their involvement in the French colonial government & then US administration/military in that country”

        Pete,
        Maybe, just maybe they assimilated because they are intelligent and civilized?

        • Paula D April 8, 2023 at 12:45 pm #

          I remember the Hmong in California back in the 80s.

          I don’t recall them being intelligent or civilized.

        • Paula D April 8, 2023 at 12:50 pm #

          Wait. They worked for the government? You’re thinking of the regular Vietnamese who first came over, escaping with US troops as they left. They were much more civilized than the ones who came over on boats later.

          The Hmong were a opium-growing (America’s favorite kind of people) tribe in the mountains of Vietnam and Laos, who allied with the US, who them used to slaughter villagers thought to be commies. They were even more backward than the boat people.

          • elysianfield April 8, 2023 at 2:35 pm #

            “They were even more backward than the boat people:

            Paula,
            And yet, they persevered….and perhaps prospered.

            This would beg the question of intelligence and civility.

          • messianicdruid April 8, 2023 at 2:42 pm #

            And they could live on a handful of rice a day.

          • Paula D April 8, 2023 at 4:14 pm #

            We don’t seem to be communicating very well today, elysianfield.

            My point was that the Vietnamese who prospered in Pete’s town most likely were not Hmong, but educated Vietnamese, instead.
            I base that on his statement that they had been in the French and then the US-backed governments before they came here.

            That would not be the Hmong.

          • elysianfield April 8, 2023 at 10:58 pm #

            Paula,
            I apologize for any issues. Pete DID say they were Hmong…

            On the issues of civility. Dogs are civil to one another. They have a code of conduct, a society, and it works. Dogs I consider as civilized, in the social context. Boat people? I have no experience with which to judge.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle April 9, 2023 at 4:38 am #

            I grew up in Montreal and have lived across Canada and been exposed to many different people from many different places and cultures around the world and my experiences have always been positive.

            If a place gets an influx of immigration from countries that have had wars and/or very different cultures, it seems to stand to reason that personal and psychological effects which reverberate throughout the new culture are going to be part of the immigration as well.

            We don’t need to mention how Americans, in large part as victims of their own foreign politics, are regarded by many around the world, do we?

    • Disaffected April 8, 2023 at 9:32 am #

      According to my Uncle, they’ve got quite few Somalis now out in central Nebraska too, where the climate is slightly more familiar to them, at least in the summer time. They seems to have targeted the smaller cities of 5-25K or so in size as “sanctuaries,” thus fomenting the continued migration of the locals either out of state or to the larger cities – Omaha and Lincoln – where their effect is at least watered down. There’s only so many meat packing plants and WalMarts for them to work in, so the rest do what they probably did in Somalia: hang out in gangs, do drugs and alcohol, and cause trouble. Small town Nebraska not being exactly a hotbed of cultural entertainment for bored youth even in the best of times.

      • stelmosfire April 8, 2023 at 10:52 am #

        Got khat? Get on it. A growth industry. It will go the way of Cannabis and be legal soon. Ilhan Omar is heavily invested.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle April 9, 2023 at 4:19 am #

          When I took khat for the first time, it kept me awake for the whole night and the following day and I started to sort of panic that I wouldn’t be able to sleep.

          Khat is not like cannabis, but more like super-strong/caffeinated coffee. It will not replace cannabis, unless there’s a different kind of ‘khat’ I don’t know about.

        • MaryQueen April 9, 2023 at 10:23 pm #

          Is that the same thing as Kratom?

    • Jarek April 8, 2023 at 1:13 pm #

      Did you see her picture? Do you really believe she is fully human?

      Why did she “not like” Leah? Probably because Leah was so fully human: beautiful, accomplished, happy, glowing, etc. She could pretend to herself that she was as good as the other women in the house, workers or clients. But she couldn’t pretend that Leah wasn’t far above her, a distance than could never be bridged.

      Of course Leah was a fool despite all of her knowledge, like all of them. Mary would take one look at Mavish and get the hell away from her at all costs. I have the highest respect for Mary’s street smarts. She would sense that Mavish was not only dangerous, but had taken a “dislike” to her.

      Despite this ability, she will never give up her political correctness. It’s part of being one of the good people. So if her neighborhood started to turn, she would immediately take action to sell her house. She’s not going to be one of the last White people on the block. But even as she did this, she would be outraged if one of her neighbors spoke out against the incomers. Thus she’s like the financial moguls who begin to bail out as their company flounders – all the while taking in new clients.

      She’s not leaving the neighborhood because of the Blacks – it’s the crime, the bad air, the liberal policies, etc. The Hypocrisy. Her only defense is that it’s unconscious.

      • MaryQueen April 8, 2023 at 5:03 pm #

        It’s kinda fun living rent free in your head, although really roomy in there.

        • Anthea April 8, 2023 at 7:52 pm #

          @ MaryQueen:

          This, along with many of Jarek’s other posts, suggests a mental disorder. (I actually suspect he has a diagnosis that he has not shared with us, possibly schizophrenia.)

          Thus his posts display these symptoms:

          Tangential speech: Also known as tangentiality, this describes the phenomenon in which a person constantly digresses to random, irrelevant ideas and topics. A person might start telling a story but loads the story down with so much irrelevant detail that they never get to the point or the conclusion. It often occurs in people with schizophrenia or when experiencing delirium.

          Loosening of associations: A person exhibiting loosening of associations will jump from one idea to another, with increasingly more fragmented connections between the thoughts. Also known as derailment, it’s often observable in people who have schizophrenia.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle April 9, 2023 at 4:59 am #

            I sense that sort of thing too, which is why I asked about it some threads back.

          • MaryQueen April 9, 2023 at 10:21 pm #

            I find that very plausible, Anthea.

            Also when I read that bit on Incels it really seemed to nail his personality as well (or personality disorder – or one of them).

            So lots of crossover with your Tangential speech theory.

            Starting to wonder if this brother he’s suddenly mentioning isn’t also just another one of his personalities. Maybe the girlfriend who refused to water his plants could be, as well.

        • Jarek April 9, 2023 at 1:43 pm #

          You will pay to the last farthing, Mary. As Cotton Mather said, the wheels of justice grind exceedingly slow, but exceedingly fine. Two pennies for the boatman are the merest beginning of your fine.

          • MaryQueen April 9, 2023 at 10:22 pm #

            I’m taking note of your not-so-veiled threats, and hope that Jim is as well.

          • Jarek April 9, 2023 at 11:14 pm #

            Divine Justice, you ditz. As God says in the Bible, I will repay.

      • Anthea April 8, 2023 at 7:54 pm #

        @ Jarek:

        Fess up. You’re on disability for some mental disorder, which is why you are not employed–or likely to be.

        • Jarek April 9, 2023 at 1:38 am #

          I’m loosely wound, that’s why I can “throw” to begin with.

          In contrast, you’re a literalist, a grease monkey.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle April 9, 2023 at 5:01 am #

            Fess up, Jarek. It might make things easier on everyone, including you if you might.

          • Jarek April 9, 2023 at 1:44 pm #

            You’re such a good boy. That will be your epitaph.

        • MaryQueen April 9, 2023 at 10:18 pm #

          There is no way someone like Jar can be employed.

          Can you imagine the disaster?

          LOL.

    • elysianfield April 8, 2023 at 2:37 pm #

      “the project of repopulating New England with Somali & Sudanese tribesmen is running into some problems.”

      BRH,
      If the issues are meeting intended goals, then there is no problem.

  81. JohnAZ April 8, 2023 at 8:54 am #

    Thinking about RFK, Jr. specifically the name Kennedy.

    Or Clinton, or Bush.

    IOW, dynasties.

    The Founding Fathers hated monarchies so much they created a country where dynastic control would not happen, no lords and ladies in charge, actually no families in charge.

    Monarchy, family control generation to generation, has been around since the pecking order was inherited from our long ago ancestors.

    One man control, actually one family control, is present today in the form of fascism, socialism as they inevitably dissolve into dictatorships.

    The drive for power, ethnocentrism and celebrity worship lead us to dynastic control. All three are present in this country now.

    That is why RFK Jr. is not the answer, but just another family member trying to continue a dynasty. Jeb Bush tried the same thing in 2016. HRC, ongoing and trying to push Chelsea into our system.

    The American public have always loved dynasties for some reason. Are they looking for the perfect government, our Camelot?

    Folks, it does not exist. These mystical figures we idolize have many more warts than we do, because they have more impact.

    Never vote, if it makes any difference anymore, for the same family ever. Trump stopped two dynasties from repeating, the Clintons and Bushes and he was condemned for doing so.

    Kennedy, like all the others, does not give a damn about all the issues he is espousing right now, he cares about the Kennedy dynasty. A good reason to stop him quickly. Old Joe Kennedy’s spirit is still hovering around.

    Families, dynasties run the USA Today and theFF would be appalled. Mafia, Irish mafia, Black gangs, La Raza, Biden’s mob, DNC, RNC are all contesting to see who is the newest dynasty.

    Wonder who is going to win?

    • PeteAtomic April 8, 2023 at 9:37 am #

      “That is why RFK Jr. is not the answer, but just another family member trying to continue a dynasty. Jeb Bush tried the same thing in 2016. HRC, ongoing and trying to push Chelsea into our system.

      The American public have always loved dynasties for some reason. Are they looking for the perfect government, our Camelot?

      Folks, it does not exist. These mystical figures we idolize have many more warts than we do, because they have more impact.”

      You make important points.

      We will see what happens. As the Presidential race moves along, it will be fascinating to see how RFK jr. does. In particular, people over 60 may vote for the man overwhelmingly, I don’t know. I think the allure will be very great.

      I don’t know much about that man. Just because he is on the democrat ticket doesn’t necessarily mean he ought to be automatically disregarded as a choice. Tulsi Gabbard was a democrat.

      He appears to be anti-Deep State.

      I find it very interesting that the MSM immediately & broadly attacked him as an “anti-vax & conspiracy theorist”.

    • Connie VanPeebles April 8, 2023 at 9:52 am #

      He has the temerity to call-out the bloated, wasteful, and history of failure that is the US Military.
      Put jingoism and chest-puffing aside and you see that the the US wasted lives and money destroying the world over.
      Just as he said.
      China built while the U.S. bombed.
      Nothing to show for it but bases and costly military obligations to cesspools like Ukraine.

      Sometimes you need to have the courage to admit that you’re on the wrong side of history.

      It’s probably far too late

    • Woodchuck April 8, 2023 at 11:58 am #

      In my opionion, much or even most of what is written about monarchies is propaganda and nonsense coming from people who have ideas sourced in the Jacobins. Their primary motivations were born of envy of the aristocrat class along with a deep and fanatical desire to overturn “authority” and reverse the natural order of things. Republics and democracies are always being promoted as the most logical and most efficient ways to govern a nation. If this is true why is it that the average lifespan of a republic is only 250 years? The USA has already reached its expiration date. Past this point history tells us that psychopaths and criminals take complete control and the nation/country collapses.

      One of the best examples of a successful monarchy is the House of Wittelsbach. They ruled Bavaria and other parts of Germany very well for around 700 years or so. This family governed very well and enjoyed popular support from the people for centuries. Not long after the fall of this dynasty the Nazis seized power in Bavaria and soon took all of Germany, leading Europe into a black hole it has yet to fully recover from.

      Elected officials are there to loot a nation during the relatively short period of time they control it. They don’t own the nation, they are just sorta renting it. Just as people treat rental property different from personal property, the people running a republic don’t care in the least about the future and long term prospects of the place. They don’t own it and so they have no personal incentive to care for it long term. That’s why that lifespan is only around 250 years. It’s all about human nature – and it’s also why communism doesn’t work. Communists don’t own their nations either.

      Anyone wishing to understand any of this can go to the Mad Monarchists website. He explains this a lot better than I can.

      • Jarek April 8, 2023 at 1:22 pm #

        China and Ancient Egypt had many dynasties or “regimes”, most lasting only about that long. But the Civilization went on. As long as the blood remains pure, a new dynasty can arise, Woody. But that is no longer the case in the West. The Satanists have sewn salt into our genotype. We’re looking at the fall not only of our dynasties (the nations of the West) but the very Civilization itself. Only the Orthodox East has a chance – and they are being hard pressed from within and without.

    • Rowdypiglet April 8, 2023 at 12:10 pm #