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The faction that used to be the Democratic party can be described with some precision these days as a three-headed monster driving the nation toward danger, darkness, and incoherence. Anyone interested in defending what remains of the sane center of American politics take heed:

The first head is the one infected with the toxic shock of losing the 2016 election. The illness took hold during the campaign that year when the bureaucracy under President Obama sent its lymphocytes and microphages in the “intel community” — especially the leadership of the FBI — to attack the perceived disease that the election of Donald Trump represented. The “doctors” of this Deep State diagnosed the condition as “Russian collusion.” An overdue second opinion by doctors outside the Deep State adduced later that the malady was actually an auto-immune disease.

The agents actually threatening the health of the state came from the intel community itself: Mr. Brennan, Mr. Clapper, Mr. Comey, Mr. Strzok, Mr. McCabe, Mr. Ohr, Ms. Yates. Ms. Page, et. al. who colluded with pathogens in the DNC, the Hillary campaign, and the British intel service to chew up and spit out Mr. Trump as expeditiously as possible. With the disease now revealed by hard evidence, the chief surgeon called into the case, Robert Mueller, is left looking ridiculous — and perhaps subject to malpractice charges — for trying to remove an appendix-like organ called the Manifort from the body politic instead of attending to the cancerous mess all around him. Meanwhile, the Deep State can’t stop running its mouth — The New York Times, CNN, WashPo, et al — in an evermore hysterical reaction to the truth of the matter: the Deep State itself colluded with Russia (and perhaps hates itself for it, a sure recipe for mental illness).

The second head of this monster is a matrix of sinister interests seeking to incite conflict with Russia in order to support arms manufacturers, black box “security” companies, congressmen-on-the-take, and an army of obscenely-rewarded Washington lobbyists in concert with the military and a rabid neocon intellectual think-tank camp wishing to replay the cold war and perhaps even turn up the temperature with some nuclear fire. They are apparently in deep confab with the first head and its Russia collusion storyline. Note all the current talk about Russia already meddling in the 2018 midterm election, a full-fledged pathogenic hallucination.

This second head functions by way of a displacement-projection dynamic. We hold war games on the Russian border and accuse them of “aggression.” We engineer and pay for a coup against the elected government of Ukraine, and accuse Russia of aggression. We bust up one nation after another in Middle East and complain indignantly when Russia acts to keep Syria from becoming the latest failed state. We disrupt the Russian economy with sanctions, and the Russian banking system with a cut-off of SWIFT international currency clearing privileges, and accuse them of aggression. This mode of behavior used to be known as “poking the bear,” a foolish and hazardous endeavor. The sane center never would have stood for this arrant recklessness. The world community is not fooled, though. More and more, they recognize the USA as a national borderline personality, capable of any monstrous act.

The third head of this monster is the one aflame with identity politics. It arises from a crypto-gnostic wish to change human nature to escape the woes and sorrows of the human condition — for example, the terrible tensions of sexuality. Hence, the multiplication of new sexual categories as a work-around for the fundamental terrors of human reproduction as represented by the differences between men and women. Those differences must be abolished, and replaced with chimeras that enable a childish game of pretend, men pretending to be women and vice-versa in one way or another: LBGTQetc. Anything BUT the dreaded “cis-hetero” purgatory of men and women acting like men and women. The horror….

Its companion is the race hustle and its multicultural operating system. The objective has become transparent over the past year, with rising calls to punish white people for the supposed “privilege” of being Caucasian and pay “reparations” in one way or another to underprivileged  “people of color.” This comes partly from the infantile refusal to understand that life is difficult for everybody, and that the woes and sorrows of being in this world require fortitude and intelligence to get through — with the final reward being absolutely the same for everybody.


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  1. messianicdruid August 17, 2018 at 9:50 am #

    Thank You JHK – outstanding!

    • AlmanacSun August 17, 2018 at 6:14 pm #

      Agreed, spot-on. JHK’s biweekly blog is the only thing in my life I pay for that is free.

  2. akmofo August 17, 2018 at 9:51 am #

    “Mr. Brennan, Mr. Clapper, Mr. Comey, Mr. Strzok, Mr. McCabe, Mr. Ohr, Ms. Yates. Ms. Page, et. al. who colluded with pathogens in the DNC, the Hillary campaign, and the British intel service…” and THE RUSSIANS!!

    Let’s not forget THE RUSSIANS, please.

    You can always tell the criminals and their criminality by their criminal projections. So when the Democratic Party criminals are all projecting on others criminal ties to RUSSIA RUSSIA RUSSIA, you can be sure the Democratic Party criminals are deeply and criminally connected to RUSSIA RUSSIA RUSSIA.

    It was THE RUSSIANS who dictated the contents of the Steele Dossier. It was THE RUSSIANS who are responsible for this mini civil war we are in. The sanctions against RUSSIA are more than well deserved. In fact, I would like to see the same sanctions placed on RUSSIA that are now being placed on Iran. It’s time to see these depotic and hostile regimes go.

    • BackRowHeckler August 17, 2018 at 10:13 am #

      I’m little surprised the Dems designated the ‘Russians’ as the bogeyman, actually. You think it would have been China or NKorea.

      brh

      • akmofo August 17, 2018 at 10:30 am #

        Why is there no investigation as to how the DNC got in contact with a British Intel Service agent who is really a Russian Intel Service agent. Where are the investigations into Bruce Ohr and Nellie Ohr, and how the hell do people like these, who are clearly Vatican/Soviet agents, get past security clearance and any kind of employment, let alone such senior positions, in the US government. There is something really really wrong with the system.

        • akmofo August 17, 2018 at 10:49 am #

          Donald J. Trump?
          @realDonaldTrump

          The big story that the Fake News Media refuses to report is lowlife Christopher Steele’s many meetings with Deputy A.G. Bruce Ohr and his beautiful wife, Nelly. It was Fusion GPS that hired Steele to write the phony & discredited Dossier, paid for by Crooked Hillary & the DNC….

          2:28 PM – Aug 11, 2018

          AGAIN, our Soviet media is absolutely silent on the subject.

        • Ol' Scratch August 17, 2018 at 10:50 am #

          Why no investigations? Because they wouldn’t support the party line, of course.

          By the way, so it’s Vatican/Soviet now? How about just good old fashioned Judeo/Christian/Israeli/American, which is what all the evidence clearly supports?

          • akmofo August 17, 2018 at 11:17 am #

            What do you care if it’s Vatican/Soviet?

            I get it, Georgetown University Vatican/Soviet agents don’t merit any scrutiny. As always, nothing to see, nothing to report. While all we hear from Soviet propagandized doofuses like youz is “Zionist Pigs” and “Israeli Apartheid” “which is what all the evidence clearly supports”.

          • Ol' Scratch August 17, 2018 at 11:30 am #

            I think the Soviets are under all kinds of scrutiny as we speak. There’s simply no there, there. As far as the vatican goes, I’m no fan either, but I don’t see much influence being wielded by that tired old relic. And by the way, you’re the only one I know asserting this stuff, while the evidence of Zionist infiltration is comprehensive and compelling.

          • akmofo August 17, 2018 at 11:48 am #

            “There’s simply no there, there.”
            ==

            Well then, let’s investigate and find out? Let’s find out what exactly they are teaching at Georgetown University and how it relates to our current situation. Why is it that time and again I can see the invisible hand of the Vatican (made deliberately invisible by their MSM propaganda outlets) and you don’t? Why is it that thousands and thousands of their child raping criminals get no media attention and no time in prison? Why it is that every US President and Presidential Candidate has to run to the Vatican for multiple meetings with the Pope? Doesn’t that strike you as curious? What does that tell as to who’s running the show?

          • ozone August 17, 2018 at 12:29 pm #

            asia,
            Here’s a little sumthin’ that needs no investigation (as such), a simple cursory examination will do just fine. Infer what you will. (And we know you will.)

            informationclearinghouse.info/50008.htm

            Which masters are being served by dual-nationality holders that were/are in high-ranking positions in our government and influence-peddling agencies? …Or are all the “masters” dedicated to (and conspiring/colluding for) the same ends?

          • akmofo August 17, 2018 at 1:57 pm #

            Yes, Ozone, you’ve shown us your list before. You might want to inform John Bolton of his Jewish nationality and his dual Israeli-US citizenship. Same for 95% of the people on that kafkaesque list of yours. That people can be so stupid as to propagate this nonsense is just amazing.

            Now let’s look at Michael Scheuer who is a Georgetown University professor and also surprise surprise the CIA Station Chief in charge of hunting down Osama Bin-Laden.

            Osama Bin-Laden! You remember Osama Bin-Laden? The guy on dialysis being treated in a US military hospital while hiding in a cave in Afghanistan. Because the Zionists really care about Afghanistan.

            Now let’s listen to our Georgetown University professor and CIA Station Chief, Michael Scheuer, and compare his dissonance narrative to yours, shall we? Color me surprised! It’s exactly the same!

            youtu.be/pYjUwDEvQCo

            Coincidence? It never is!

          • ozone August 17, 2018 at 8:58 pm #

            So, I guess asia is saying that it’s no big whoop that high-ranking officials in any govt. hold allegiance and have sworn oaths to more than one nation. Ohhhhhhh- kay then.

            How ’bout this for a scenario: Israeli and Iranian passports held by a member of the Knesset. No problem whatsoever, right? No harm, no foul, no conflict of interest, nothing to see here.

            asia is still the same scheisskopf Zionazi that they ever was. (Why did they chose to return at this particular time?) I is so terr’ble surprised that I don’t know whether to shit or wind my watch. Maybe I’ll shit on my watch.

          • ozone August 17, 2018 at 9:01 pm #

            Ps. I’m not here to change anyone’s ‘mind’ or deter them from their appointed rounds; I’m just here to call them out on their duplicitous and deceptive shit… it’s only fair and free-speechy-like.

        • shotho August 17, 2018 at 12:37 pm #

          Are you talking about the soviet agents who infiltrated the Catholic Church in the 1950’s and ’60’s, just as they infiltrated the US government at the same time?

      • outsider August 17, 2018 at 11:07 am #

        It’s ALWAYS been the Russians, ever since the end of WWII when Patton wanted to turn on them when they were on their back, and after they had been the most responsible for the defeat of Germany. Plus, they were Commies, and you had to kill the Commie for Christ. Now the excuse to go after them, not counting the needs of the Military Industrial Complex, is because they are (mostly) White.

        • Ol' Scratch August 17, 2018 at 11:37 am #

          Yep. The Dulles brothers owe their entire (substantial!) legacy to communist hysteria.

        • shotho August 17, 2018 at 12:42 pm #

          The Russians were on their back at the end of WW11? Was this at the same time that they were consolidating their power over all of Eastern Europe and ready to intervene in the war against Japan?

          • Ol' Scratch August 17, 2018 at 1:26 pm #

            Check the casualty figures by nation for WWII.

      • B_NOLA August 17, 2018 at 12:07 pm #

        The Dems have hated Russia since they abandoned communism. China and NKorea haven’t.

        • JohnAZ August 17, 2018 at 6:21 pm #

          These Dems owe allegiance to a power structure outside of the USA. Their goal is the destruction of the US Constitution. The nationalism of Putin et al in Russia sticks in their international liberal throats. The Dems success heralds the end of America.

      • BornToKillPeace August 17, 2018 at 3:48 pm #

        BackRowHeckler,

        Agreeded.

        • BornToKillPeace August 17, 2018 at 3:50 pm #

          Urban Dictionary,

          “agreeded”
          a word used solely by people of lower intelligence;used to describe the feeling of agreement with the opposite party.

          Heck, dinged that corolla out the language garage. I don’t feelz dumb. I don’t find you opposite party.

    • Epicur August 17, 2018 at 11:06 am #

      “In a soldier’s stance, I aimed my hand…”

    • Jigplate August 17, 2018 at 11:23 am #

      Last January, as a juror in a federal trial in New York, I had a front row seat to view the effectiveness of Obama’s Iran sanctions program. At the time, the goal of the sanctions was to “lock out” the Iran regime from international “SWIFT” transactions, in order to persuade them to return to the negotiating table on US terms. The indictment in the case resembled Mueller’s indictments, except that instead of Russian ham sandwiches that would never see the inside of a US courtroom, they were Turkish ham sandwiches. In fact, only two of the original several dozen of those indicted ever saw the inside of a courtroom because they were the only ones dumb enough to step foot in the US. One of them was arrested when he showed up in Miami with his Turkish pop star wife and kids because they wanted to go to Disney world – and he wound up flipping on the other guy. The trial documents showed the incredible lengths to which the Iranians went to circumvent the sanctions program. The defendants, on behalf of the Iranian regime, created scams that bypassed the sanctions to the tune of many billions of Dollars and Euros- and this trial represented only a fraction of the evasion schemes that were being run by the Iranians. So no, I have absolutely zero confidence that any sanctions program against the Russians or anyone else will be in any way effective, except perhaps to piss them off.

  3. Paul Ford O'Neil August 17, 2018 at 9:52 am #

    Hello James,

    Boy it must be the ‘dog-days of summer’ if I’m first.

    Your word-craft is exemplary this AM.

    The ducks & geese frolic this morning at the confluence of the Anacostia & Potomac as they have for millennia and this old world keeps spinning round.

    We cannot perceive the solution to this intractable situation, but it comes slowly and inexorably!

    Regards,
    PFO

    • Epicur August 17, 2018 at 11:13 am #

      “We cannot perceive the solution to this intractable situation, but it comes slowly and inexorably!”

      A system under stress reacts in a direction to relieve the stress. – Le Chatelier (loosely)

      I agree with those who see the human population density as a cause of our current stress level (that’s current stress level – not the ever-present woes of the human condition). If so, we are likely due a reduction in population whose rate will most likely greatly exceed the former rate of growth (that just seems to be the way Nature works).

      • Tate August 17, 2018 at 11:39 am #

        Will the next war be the first war explicitly engineered to reduce the human population? If enough people believe it’s necessary, that’s a possibility. But it would be Luciferian, or in JHK’s words, “crypto-Gnostic.”

        • Epicur August 17, 2018 at 12:34 pm #

          While it is possible, no one in power really has to engineer the reduction if some non-state actor lets the genie out of the bottle. The realities of the time delay for coming up with treatments and vaccines for novel diseases, plus the production and distribution of same, will do the job in the most vulnerable locales. Some “benign” neglect is always a possibility, depending on whose power base is in the path of least resistance to the plague.

          There are so many potential agents likely to strike the spark that sets off that blaze that it is hard to see how it can be avoided.

          foreignpolicy.com/2016/08/24/zika-is-just-the-first-front-in-the-21st-century-biowar/

    • EvelynV August 17, 2018 at 11:37 am #

      “Exemplary’!

      You have low standards to apply such praise to the tortured mixed metaphors he used to concoct today’s chop suey.

      * Sorry Jim, my appreciation for your word smithing always makes your site my first destination every Mon and Fri but…

    • shotho August 17, 2018 at 12:48 pm #

      I agree with you PFO. All of the wailing in these comments point to attitudes that have no patience for the wheels of history to grind exceedingly slowly. We are doomed to Apocalypse Now and there will be no return! Well, history shows otherwise. Indeed, we may now have apocalypse, economic (maybe militarily), but as long as we are still here we will begin the rebuilding process.

  4. Neon Vincent August 17, 2018 at 9:53 am #

    While our host rejects the idea of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia and has minimized past interference, there is ongoing election interference, most likely Russian, to which the Administration gives conflicted responses. Even if the Trump campaign did not cooperate with Russia, it’s current behavior reinforces the suspicions of the people who think it did.

    Speaking of attempted Russian intervention in U.S. politics, I found Maria Butina in “From Russia to the NRA with love” to be an entertaining story of infiltration. I think she was a better spy than Anna Chapman and probably a better seductress as well. Can one say “Mata Hari?”

    • Ol' Scratch August 17, 2018 at 10:47 am #

      A healthy and informed polity would be immune from political interference of any type. Treat the disease, not the alleged symptoms. Russians or no Russians, the US political process has been completely corrupted from the inside out. The problem is internal and systemic, not exogenous.

      • outsider August 17, 2018 at 11:20 am #

        The worst form of collusion has nothing to do with Russia, but is the collusion between our two monopoly parties. Both would prefer to be in the majority, but they’d rather be in the minority than see a 3rd party gain any traction. They, and their funders, will move heaven and earth, and sink to whatever underhanded tactics are necessary, to prevent a third party from interfering with their firm control of the rotting system.

        • Janos Skorenzy August 17, 2018 at 1:08 pm #

          Yes. This and This.

      • Epicur August 17, 2018 at 11:20 am #

        “A healthy and informed polity would be immune from political interference of any type.”

        Just so, but what creatures would populate this polity. Surely not the current iteration of homo sapiens sapiens.

        • Ol' Scratch August 17, 2018 at 11:38 am #

          True that. The “informed polity” ship has long since set sail to other waters.

  5. BackRowHeckler August 17, 2018 at 10:03 am #

    Great insights, Jim.

    Why is it that so few opinion makers are writing stuff like this? Its a mystery.

    I’m sorry to have to report, in New Haven, 26 more ODs on the Green last nite which sums up to about 100 total. Added to the week’s summer festivities are 2 community members killed near the Green engaging police in a high speed chase in a stolen car, shutting down one of the main routes into the city. The guy from 2 nights ago found face down on the pavement ventilated with 11 bullets is already out of the news, but may re emerge again this afternoon when our distinguished Senator Blumenthal shows up to talk about the ‘Drug Crises’ (caused by not enough funding from DC) and ‘Gun Violence’ (caused by the NRA).

    I’m not really smart enough to figure it out, but there has to be a link between the identity politics promoted by Democrats and the and social chaos and disintegration occurring right now in the city of New Haven, CT. You have to wonder how long the country can last under these conditions. And think if you were the parents of an 18 year old daughter, top of her class at Happy Valley HS, and you just ponied up $75,000 to send her to Yale in this New Haven hell hole. Classes begin in about 10 days.

    brh

    • ozone August 17, 2018 at 10:09 am #

      “And think if you were the parents of an 18 year old daughter, top of her class at Happy Valley HS, and you just ponied up $75,000 to send her to Yale in this New Haven hell hole. Classes begin in about 10 days.”

      BRH,
      Well, I suppose they could always ask for their money back, right? (I wonder how that would go? 😉 )

      See youse Sunday…

      • BackRowHeckler August 17, 2018 at 10:15 am #

        Yeah Pete looking forward to Sunday.

        Hope the rain holds off.

        Need any help setting up?

        • ozone August 17, 2018 at 10:37 am #

          BRH,
          Nope, no worries with the luggage. It’s just my nerves that get frayed to threadbare thin from making sure the noise comes out adequately! (Never a fun thing.)
          Most unfortunately (for us both) Tom has a firm commitment play replacement-guy for a seriously ailing band-mate on the day, so I’m forced to be on my usual lonesome for the day. (Boo-hoo, bitch, moan… but the day is so loosey-goosey and massively entertaining for us as we have a lot of the same musical sensibilities and can wing stuff with moments of glorious oddity and synchronicity!) Thanks for the offer though; very kind of you (as always).

        • Janos Skorenzy August 17, 2018 at 1:12 pm #

          What’s going on? Why wasn’t I invited? And btw, what emoluments will Pete be receiving for services rendered? And you? Any perquisites?

          The workman is worthy of his wage. And those who are not requited, will sooner or later, requite.

    • Ol' Scratch August 17, 2018 at 10:42 am #

      Funny how “drug crises” and “gun violence crises” are always and only just excuses for further national police state funding and crackdowns. “Our nation,” or whatever it’s morphed into these days, is terminal.

      • Walter B August 17, 2018 at 10:54 am #

        Unacceptable “speech crisis” is next to be followed by “unacceptable thought” crisis. Then we will know for sure that the end is near.

        • Ol' Scratch August 17, 2018 at 11:04 am #

          Very true.

        • Janos Skorenzy August 17, 2018 at 1:13 pm #

          Soon we’ll have to go into a “bar” to sign into the internet. And we may well be pulled over with the Copper saying, You’ve had a little bit too much to think.

          • SpeedyBB August 18, 2018 at 3:17 pm #

            ‘Movers and shakers’ most likely admire China’s move in this direction. No more sneaking into a game center or cyber-cafe and unloading your thoughts anonymously.

            Every internet user must sign in with his or her real name, every time he or she goes on line. Helps to keep tabs on potential troublemakers.

    • Epicur August 17, 2018 at 1:39 pm #

      “Why is it that so few opinion makers are writing stuff like this? Its a mystery.”

      The belief that one has, or can find, a political solution to the problems of life blinds one to the weaknesses of one’s arguments and political position. Most opinion makers (right and left) are dedicated to the proposition that political solutions exist and are therefore partly blind.

      The strength of that political dedication is directly correlated to the degree of blindness.

      As times get more “interesting” the demand for circumspection about one’s opinions wanes and confirmation bias waxes.

  6. Zoltar August 17, 2018 at 10:09 am #

    As I read this, finding myself in agreement at every point, I was struck by two facts: it took me many years of gradually weaning myself from the indoctrination of the Deep State, as well as reading a wall of books explaining the discrepancies between this view of the world and the “official one”; most of my friends – intelligent, well-educated people with good intentions – don’t believe a word of this stuff. They still regard the corporate press as trustworthy sources, and every part of this alternate universe as being the stuff of conspiracy theorists and tinfoil hats. My protracted efforts to bring them along has had little effect. I can live with that, but it does not conduce to optimism about our nation’s future.

    • draupnir August 17, 2018 at 10:35 am #

      I don’t understand how anyone who listens to anything on CNN can believe anything comes out that channel. The broadcasts have become increasingly strident, and loud. The talent indulges in pressured speech, like manics or bad liars who believe that if they only speak fast enough none will question their veracity. They have become increasingly rude. The same goes for those women on The View, who sound frankly hysterical. I miss the old days when newscasters reported the news and considered it unethical to interject their opinions.

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  1. messianicdruid August 17, 2018 at 9:50 am #

    Thank You JHK – outstanding!

    • AlmanacSun August 17, 2018 at 6:14 pm #

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  2. akmofo August 17, 2018 at 9:51 am #

    “Mr. Brennan, Mr. Clapper, Mr. Comey, Mr. Strzok, Mr. McCabe, Mr. Ohr, Ms. Yates. Ms. Page, et. al. who colluded with pathogens in the DNC, the Hillary campaign, and the British intel service…” and THE RUSSIANS!!

    Let’s not forget THE RUSSIANS, please.

    You can always tell the criminals and their criminality by their criminal projections. So when the Democratic Party criminals are all projecting on others criminal ties to RUSSIA RUSSIA RUSSIA, you can be sure the Democratic Party criminals are deeply and criminally connected to RUSSIA RUSSIA RUSSIA.

    It was THE RUSSIANS who dictated the contents of the Steele Dossier. It was THE RUSSIANS who are responsible for this mini civil war we are in. The sanctions against RUSSIA are more than well deserved. In fact, I would like to see the same sanctions placed on RUSSIA that are now being placed on Iran. It’s time to see these depotic and hostile regimes go.

    • BackRowHeckler August 17, 2018 at 10:13 am #

      I’m little surprised the Dems designated the ‘Russians’ as the bogeyman, actually. You think it would have been China or NKorea.

      brh

      • akmofo August 17, 2018 at 10:30 am #

        Why is there no investigation as to how the DNC got in contact with a British Intel Service agent who is really a Russian Intel Service agent. Where are the investigations into Bruce Ohr and Nellie Ohr, and how the hell do people like these, who are clearly Vatican/Soviet agents, get past security clearance and any kind of employment, let alone such senior positions, in the US government. There is something really really wrong with the system.

        • akmofo August 17, 2018 at 10:49 am #

          Donald J. Trump?
          @realDonaldTrump

          The big story that the Fake News Media refuses to report is lowlife Christopher Steele’s many meetings with Deputy A.G. Bruce Ohr and his beautiful wife, Nelly. It was Fusion GPS that hired Steele to write the phony & discredited Dossier, paid for by Crooked Hillary & the DNC….

          2:28 PM – Aug 11, 2018

          AGAIN, our Soviet media is absolutely silent on the subject.

        • Ol' Scratch August 17, 2018 at 10:50 am #

          Why no investigations? Because they wouldn’t support the party line, of course.

          By the way, so it’s Vatican/Soviet now? How about just good old fashioned Judeo/Christian/Israeli/American, which is what all the evidence clearly supports?

          • akmofo August 17, 2018 at 11:17 am #

            What do you care if it’s Vatican/Soviet?

            I get it, Georgetown University Vatican/Soviet agents don’t merit any scrutiny. As always, nothing to see, nothing to report. While all we hear from Soviet propagandized doofuses like youz is “Zionist Pigs” and “Israeli Apartheid” “which is what all the evidence clearly supports”.

          • Ol' Scratch August 17, 2018 at 11:30 am #

            I think the Soviets are under all kinds of scrutiny as we speak. There’s simply no there, there. As far as the vatican goes, I’m no fan either, but I don’t see much influence being wielded by that tired old relic. And by the way, you’re the only one I know asserting this stuff, while the evidence of Zionist infiltration is comprehensive and compelling.

          • akmofo August 17, 2018 at 11:48 am #

            “There’s simply no there, there.”
            ==

            Well then, let’s investigate and find out? Let’s find out what exactly they are teaching at Georgetown University and how it relates to our current situation. Why is it that time and again I can see the invisible hand of the Vatican (made deliberately invisible by their MSM propaganda outlets) and you don’t? Why is it that thousands and thousands of their child raping criminals get no media attention and no time in prison? Why it is that every US President and Presidential Candidate has to run to the Vatican for multiple meetings with the Pope? Doesn’t that strike you as curious? What does that tell as to who’s running the show?

          • ozone August 17, 2018 at 12:29 pm #

            asia,
            Here’s a little sumthin’ that needs no investigation (as such), a simple cursory examination will do just fine. Infer what you will. (And we know you will.)

            informationclearinghouse.info/50008.htm

            Which masters are being served by dual-nationality holders that were/are in high-ranking positions in our government and influence-peddling agencies? …Or are all the “masters” dedicated to (and conspiring/colluding for) the same ends?

          • akmofo August 17, 2018 at 1:57 pm #

            Yes, Ozone, you’ve shown us your list before. You might want to inform John Bolton of his Jewish nationality and his dual Israeli-US citizenship. Same for 95% of the people on that kafkaesque list of yours. That people can be so stupid as to propagate this nonsense is just amazing.

            Now let’s look at Michael Scheuer who is a Georgetown University professor and also surprise surprise the CIA Station Chief in charge of hunting down Osama Bin-Laden.

            Osama Bin-Laden! You remember Osama Bin-Laden? The guy on dialysis being treated in a US military hospital while hiding in a cave in Afghanistan. Because the Zionists really care about Afghanistan.

            Now let’s listen to our Georgetown University professor and CIA Station Chief, Michael Scheuer, and compare his dissonance narrative to yours, shall we? Color me surprised! It’s exactly the same!

            youtu.be/pYjUwDEvQCo

            Coincidence? It never is!

          • ozone August 17, 2018 at 8:58 pm #

            So, I guess asia is saying that it’s no big whoop that high-ranking officials in any govt. hold allegiance and have sworn oaths to more than one nation. Ohhhhhhh- kay then.

            How ’bout this for a scenario: Israeli and Iranian passports held by a member of the Knesset. No problem whatsoever, right? No harm, no foul, no conflict of interest, nothing to see here.

            asia is still the same scheisskopf Zionazi that they ever was. (Why did they chose to return at this particular time?) I is so terr’ble surprised that I don’t know whether to shit or wind my watch. Maybe I’ll shit on my watch.

          • ozone August 17, 2018 at 9:01 pm #

            Ps. I’m not here to change anyone’s ‘mind’ or deter them from their appointed rounds; I’m just here to call them out on their duplicitous and deceptive shit… it’s only fair and free-speechy-like.

        • shotho August 17, 2018 at 12:37 pm #

          Are you talking about the soviet agents who infiltrated the Catholic Church in the 1950’s and ’60’s, just as they infiltrated the US government at the same time?

      • outsider August 17, 2018 at 11:07 am #

        It’s ALWAYS been the Russians, ever since the end of WWII when Patton wanted to turn on them when they were on their back, and after they had been the most responsible for the defeat of Germany. Plus, they were Commies, and you had to kill the Commie for Christ. Now the excuse to go after them, not counting the needs of the Military Industrial Complex, is because they are (mostly) White.

        • Ol' Scratch August 17, 2018 at 11:37 am #

          Yep. The Dulles brothers owe their entire (substantial!) legacy to communist hysteria.

        • shotho August 17, 2018 at 12:42 pm #

          The Russians were on their back at the end of WW11? Was this at the same time that they were consolidating their power over all of Eastern Europe and ready to intervene in the war against Japan?

          • Ol' Scratch August 17, 2018 at 1:26 pm #

            Check the casualty figures by nation for WWII.

      • B_NOLA August 17, 2018 at 12:07 pm #

        The Dems have hated Russia since they abandoned communism. China and NKorea haven’t.

        • JohnAZ August 17, 2018 at 6:21 pm #

          These Dems owe allegiance to a power structure outside of the USA. Their goal is the destruction of the US Constitution. The nationalism of Putin et al in Russia sticks in their international liberal throats. The Dems success heralds the end of America.

      • BornToKillPeace August 17, 2018 at 3:48 pm #

        BackRowHeckler,

        Agreeded.

        • BornToKillPeace August 17, 2018 at 3:50 pm #

          Urban Dictionary,

          “agreeded”
          a word used solely by people of lower intelligence;used to describe the feeling of agreement with the opposite party.

          Heck, dinged that corolla out the language garage. I don’t feelz dumb. I don’t find you opposite party.

    • Epicur August 17, 2018 at 11:06 am #

      “In a soldier’s stance, I aimed my hand…”

    • Jigplate August 17, 2018 at 11:23 am #

      Last January, as a juror in a federal trial in New York, I had a front row seat to view the effectiveness of Obama’s Iran sanctions program. At the time, the goal of the sanctions was to “lock out” the Iran regime from international “SWIFT” transactions, in order to persuade them to return to the negotiating table on US terms. The indictment in the case resembled Mueller’s indictments, except that instead of Russian ham sandwiches that would never see the inside of a US courtroom, they were Turkish ham sandwiches. In fact, only two of the original several dozen of those indicted ever saw the inside of a courtroom because they were the only ones dumb enough to step foot in the US. One of them was arrested when he showed up in Miami with his Turkish pop star wife and kids because they wanted to go to Disney world – and he wound up flipping on the other guy. The trial documents showed the incredible lengths to which the Iranians went to circumvent the sanctions program. The defendants, on behalf of the Iranian regime, created scams that bypassed the sanctions to the tune of many billions of Dollars and Euros- and this trial represented only a fraction of the evasion schemes that were being run by the Iranians. So no, I have absolutely zero confidence that any sanctions program against the Russians or anyone else will be in any way effective, except perhaps to piss them off.

  3. Paul Ford O'Neil August 17, 2018 at 9:52 am #

    Hello James,

    Boy it must be the ‘dog-days of summer’ if I’m first.

    Your word-craft is exemplary this AM.

    The ducks & geese frolic this morning at the confluence of the Anacostia & Potomac as they have for millennia and this old world keeps spinning round.

    We cannot perceive the solution to this intractable situation, but it comes slowly and inexorably!

    Regards,
    PFO

    • Epicur August 17, 2018 at 11:13 am #

      “We cannot perceive the solution to this intractable situation, but it comes slowly and inexorably!”

      A system under stress reacts in a direction to relieve the stress. – Le Chatelier (loosely)

      I agree with those who see the human population density as a cause of our current stress level (that’s current stress level – not the ever-present woes of the human condition). If so, we are likely due a reduction in population whose rate will most likely greatly exceed the former rate of growth (that just seems to be the way Nature works).

      • Tate August 17, 2018 at 11:39 am #

        Will the next war be the first war explicitly engineered to reduce the human population? If enough people believe it’s necessary, that’s a possibility. But it would be Luciferian, or in JHK’s words, “crypto-Gnostic.”

        • Epicur August 17, 2018 at 12:34 pm #

          While it is possible, no one in power really has to engineer the reduction if some non-state actor lets the genie out of the bottle. The realities of the time delay for coming up with treatments and vaccines for novel diseases, plus the production and distribution of same, will do the job in the most vulnerable locales. Some “benign” neglect is always a possibility, depending on whose power base is in the path of least resistance to the plague.

          There are so many potential agents likely to strike the spark that sets off that blaze that it is hard to see how it can be avoided.

          foreignpolicy.com/2016/08/24/zika-is-just-the-first-front-in-the-21st-century-biowar/

    • EvelynV August 17, 2018 at 11:37 am #

      “Exemplary’!

      You have low standards to apply such praise to the tortured mixed metaphors he used to concoct today’s chop suey.

      * Sorry Jim, my appreciation for your word smithing always makes your site my first destination every Mon and Fri but…

    • shotho August 17, 2018 at 12:48 pm #

      I agree with you PFO. All of the wailing in these comments point to attitudes that have no patience for the wheels of history to grind exceedingly slowly. We are doomed to Apocalypse Now and there will be no return! Well, history shows otherwise. Indeed, we may now have apocalypse, economic (maybe militarily), but as long as we are still here we will begin the rebuilding process.

  4. Neon Vincent August 17, 2018 at 9:53 am #

    While our host rejects the idea of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia and has minimized past interference, there is ongoing election interference, most likely Russian, to which the Administration gives conflicted responses. Even if the Trump campaign did not cooperate with Russia, it’s current behavior reinforces the suspicions of the people who think it did.

    Speaking of attempted Russian intervention in U.S. politics, I found Maria Butina in “From Russia to the NRA with love” to be an entertaining story of infiltration. I think she was a better spy than Anna Chapman and probably a better seductress as well. Can one say “Mata Hari?”

    • Ol' Scratch August 17, 2018 at 10:47 am #

      A healthy and informed polity would be immune from political interference of any type. Treat the disease, not the alleged symptoms. Russians or no Russians, the US political process has been completely corrupted from the inside out. The problem is internal and systemic, not exogenous.

      • outsider August 17, 2018 at 11:20 am #

        The worst form of collusion has nothing to do with Russia, but is the collusion between our two monopoly parties. Both would prefer to be in the majority, but they’d rather be in the minority than see a 3rd party gain any traction. They, and their funders, will move heaven and earth, and sink to whatever underhanded tactics are necessary, to prevent a third party from interfering with their firm control of the rotting system.

        • Janos Skorenzy August 17, 2018 at 1:08 pm #

          Yes. This and This.

      • Epicur August 17, 2018 at 11:20 am #

        “A healthy and informed polity would be immune from political interference of any type.”

        Just so, but what creatures would populate this polity. Surely not the current iteration of homo sapiens sapiens.

        • Ol' Scratch August 17, 2018 at 11:38 am #

          True that. The “informed polity” ship has long since set sail to other waters.

  5. BackRowHeckler August 17, 2018 at 10:03 am #

    Great insights, Jim.

    Why is it that so few opinion makers are writing stuff like this? Its a mystery.

    I’m sorry to have to report, in New Haven, 26 more ODs on the Green last nite which sums up to about 100 total. Added to the week’s summer festivities are 2 community members killed near the Green engaging police in a high speed chase in a stolen car, shutting down one of the main routes into the city. The guy from 2 nights ago found face down on the pavement ventilated with 11 bullets is already out of the news, but may re emerge again this afternoon when our distinguished Senator Blumenthal shows up to talk about the ‘Drug Crises’ (caused by not enough funding from DC) and ‘Gun Violence’ (caused by the NRA).

    I’m not really smart enough to figure it out, but there has to be a link between the identity politics promoted by Democrats and the and social chaos and disintegration occurring right now in the city of New Haven, CT. You have to wonder how long the country can last under these conditions. And think if you were the parents of an 18 year old daughter, top of her class at Happy Valley HS, and you just ponied up $75,000 to send her to Yale in this New Haven hell hole. Classes begin in about 10 days.

    brh

    • ozone August 17, 2018 at 10:09 am #

      “And think if you were the parents of an 18 year old daughter, top of her class at Happy Valley HS, and you just ponied up $75,000 to send her to Yale in this New Haven hell hole. Classes begin in about 10 days.”

      BRH,
      Well, I suppose they could always ask for their money back, right? (I wonder how that would go? 😉 )

      See youse Sunday…

      • BackRowHeckler August 17, 2018 at 10:15 am #

        Yeah Pete looking forward to Sunday.

        Hope the rain holds off.

        Need any help setting up?

        • ozone August 17, 2018 at 10:37 am #

          BRH,
          Nope, no worries with the luggage. It’s just my nerves that get frayed to threadbare thin from making sure the noise comes out adequately! (Never a fun thing.)
          Most unfortunately (for us both) Tom has a firm commitment play replacement-guy for a seriously ailing band-mate on the day, so I’m forced to be on my usual lonesome for the day. (Boo-hoo, bitch, moan… but the day is so loosey-goosey and massively entertaining for us as we have a lot of the same musical sensibilities and can wing stuff with moments of glorious oddity and synchronicity!) Thanks for the offer though; very kind of you (as always).

        • Janos Skorenzy August 17, 2018 at 1:12 pm #

          What’s going on? Why wasn’t I invited? And btw, what emoluments will Pete be receiving for services rendered? And you? Any perquisites?

          The workman is worthy of his wage. And those who are not requited, will sooner or later, requite.

    • Ol' Scratch August 17, 2018 at 10:42 am #

      Funny how “drug crises” and “gun violence crises” are always and only just excuses for further national police state funding and crackdowns. “Our nation,” or whatever it’s morphed into these days, is terminal.

      • Walter B August 17, 2018 at 10:54 am #

        Unacceptable “speech crisis” is next to be followed by “unacceptable thought” crisis. Then we will know for sure that the end is near.

        • Ol' Scratch August 17, 2018 at 11:04 am #

          Very true.

        • Janos Skorenzy August 17, 2018 at 1:13 pm #

          Soon we’ll have to go into a “bar” to sign into the internet. And we may well be pulled over with the Copper saying, You’ve had a little bit too much to think.

          • SpeedyBB August 18, 2018 at 3:17 pm #

            ‘Movers and shakers’ most likely admire China’s move in this direction. No more sneaking into a game center or cyber-cafe and unloading your thoughts anonymously.

            Every internet user must sign in with his or her real name, every time he or she goes on line. Helps to keep tabs on potential troublemakers.

    • Epicur August 17, 2018 at 1:39 pm #

      “Why is it that so few opinion makers are writing stuff like this? Its a mystery.”

      The belief that one has, or can find, a political solution to the problems of life blinds one to the weaknesses of one’s arguments and political position. Most opinion makers (right and left) are dedicated to the proposition that political solutions exist and are therefore partly blind.

      The strength of that political dedication is directly correlated to the degree of blindness.

      As times get more “interesting” the demand for circumspection about one’s opinions wanes and confirmation bias waxes.

  6. Zoltar August 17, 2018 at 10:09 am #

    As I read this, finding myself in agreement at every point, I was struck by two facts: it took me many years of gradually weaning myself from the indoctrination of the Deep State, as well as reading a wall of books explaining the discrepancies between this view of the world and the “official one”; most of my friends – intelligent, well-educated people with good intentions – don’t believe a word of this stuff. They still regard the corporate press as trustworthy sources, and every part of this alternate universe as being the stuff of conspiracy theorists and tinfoil hats. My protracted efforts to bring them along has had little effect. I can live with that, but it does not conduce to optimism about our nation’s future.

    • draupnir August 17, 2018 at 10:35 am #

      I don’t understand how anyone who listens to anything on CNN can believe anything comes out that channel. The broadcasts have become increasingly strident, and loud. The talent indulges in pressured speech, like manics or bad liars who believe that if they only speak fast enough none will question their veracity. They have become increasingly rude. The same goes for those women on The View, who sound frankly hysterical. I miss the old days when newscasters reported the news and considered it unethical to interject their opinions.

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