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The very fine people of the Progressive Left believe many things: that men can be women (and mostly should be); that two plus two should equal how you feel, not the same darn thing every time; that “Joe Biden” is not just president but the greatest one since Barack Obama (and the 2020 election proved it). The very fine people on the Left don’t believe in a couple of things: reality and the law. This is getting to be a problem in what’s left of the USA.

Reality, you might think, works in strange ways, such as the idea of rent. It grows out of another idea that happens to underlie law: property. Property is owning something. Granted, it has a certain suspicious artificiality, since you must surrender it to others (usually relatives) when you depart this world. And granted, it is not exactly fair, since some people will own more property than other people. But it has many functional benefits in the greater artificial construct sometimes called civilized society.

Property permits people to thrive, and not necessarily at the expense of other people. If I come to own a house through hard work, thrift, and prudent management of my resources; and if I rent out the second floor to you at a price you are willing to pay (while you work hard and manage your resources); then that bargain succeeds in allocating the “good” called a place to live. Granted, there are some people who make bad bargains (and some people who offer them), but there are many who are satisfied with paying for a place to live, and accept it as a condition of participating in that thing called civilized society, with its many benefits.

By the way, the property-owner designated as “landlord” has payment obligations too: property taxes, the cost of fixing all the goshdarn things that wear out: roofs, plumbing, the paint, etc. Often this landlord has a mortgage on his building, which works as a kind of rent. If the government, which is an instrument of civilized society, suspends rent payments indefinitely, then a certain percentage of property owners are going to lose their property one way or another due to not paying the cost of ownership.

As that occurs, a chain of non-payments begins to disrupt the whole system by which the “good” called a place to live is allocated, and then fewer people have a place to live which renders them…homeless. The very fine people of the Progressive Left, who hold the levers of power these days in the executive branch of the instrument called government, have decided that eighteen months of suspended rent payments during a “national emergency” is not enough. Now, it happens that the branch called the Supreme Court decided otherwise in June. But the very fine fellow, “Joe Biden,” purported to be leader of the very fine people of the Progressive Left who run things, has decided to nullify the judgment of the Supreme Court because… well, because he feels like it. And because who is going to stop him? (Echo answers.)

Of course, the very fine people of the Progressive Left also believe in a new and pretty sexy idea (female-style sexy, actually) called Modern Monetary Theory (MMT). This theory states that the people in charge can borrow money to pay for anything that they want to make happen, and that the debt does not have to ever be paid back. One thing they might want to make happen is to bail out everyone involved in the rent moratorium fiasco — the renters burdened by accumulated non-payments, and then the broke landlords, and, gosh, even the holders of the mortgages that have been securitized, bundled, and sold as bonds to hedge funds, pension funds, and banks. MMT, therefore, will make everything right when the national emergency finally ends, and all concerned can just pick up where they left off before the emergency started and make a fresh start.

This experiment has only partly played out. So far, borrowing trillions of dollars that will never have to be paid back hasn’t hurt anybody. In other words, so far so good!  At some point we may need to revisit exactly what we mean when we use the word debt. After all, it implies some kind of function, some relationship, between borrowing and repayment, and if repayment is no longer required then maybe this mechanism is not what we think it is. What could it be then? The very fine people might call it “economic justice.” But will that make it work? (By which I mean, continue to function.) I guess we’ll just have to see.

Now, the very fine president “Joe Biden” has appointed a very fine fellow named Merrick Garland to be Attorney General of the civilized society called the USA. Mr. Garland is chief enforcement officer of federal law. He attended the very fine Harvard Law School, but he apparently missed the seminar course in constitutional law titled Advanced Issues in Administrative Law and Theory. Mr. Garland has been sending letters to officers of the Arizona state government threatening to punish and even imprison anyone in that state who moves further to investigate the balloting results and the conduct of the 2020 election in that jurisdiction. Mr. Garland, having missed that crucial course (above), is apparently unaware that the US constitution assigns authority over elections to each state — with the reserve clause that the US Congress can legislate changes to that order of things, which they haven’t done.

Therefore, Mr. Garland is out-of-order. Will he actually move to interfere with an effort currently underway in the state of Arizona to conduct a full forensic investigation of the 2020 vote? Elected officials of that state have counter-threatened to throw Mr. Garland’s very fine ass in an Arizona jail if he attempts to interfere. Meanwhile the forensic investigators of said election hired by the Arizona State Senate have completed phase one of their task, close examination of the paper ballots, and are moving on to phases two and three: canvassing street addresses from which mail-in ballots originated, and full examination of the Dominion vote-tallying machines.

There is reason to suppose that the investigation will reach conclusions that might distress the very fine people of the Progressive Left who maintain that the 2020 election was the “most secure in history” — that is, without any significant errors. If that were so, why would they hesitate to examine the evidence? Might it raise questions that would be difficult to answer, for instance: what to do if very large errors happen to be discovered?  Is it an affront to their very fine-ness? Is the US government not fit to manage such a result? Or are the people of this land not resourceful or fair-minded enough to work through such a development? It will be interesting to find out.


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1,132 Responses to “The Very Fine People of a Civilized Society” Subscribe

  1. Wizard of the Saddle August 6, 2021 at 10:00 am #

    We live under a government that thinks fantasy is a suitable replacement for reality. Their approach to paying for things demonstrates a very fine disregard for common sense.

    The eventual financial collapse we face will give new meaning to the word “epic.”

    • thirdcoastlegend August 6, 2021 at 10:09 am #

      No worse than the average normie.

      The other day, I had a normie explain to me how, “The Secret of NIMH,” was a good model for rodent living habits.

      Huh?

      • Wizard of the Saddle August 6, 2021 at 11:23 am #

        ? Wow…

        • MaryQueen August 7, 2021 at 10:56 am #

          SAFE. They all want to feel SAFE.

          Just like we were promised to be kept safe from Muslims, until a new threat arrived.

          But by all means everyone must be kept SAFE all the time. Is Ki gonna keep kids SAFE from scraping their knees or falling off the monkey bars?

          • Perimetr August 7, 2021 at 11:54 am #

            https://www.fsmb.org/advocacy/news-releases/fsmb-spreading-covid-19-vaccine-misinformation-may-put-medical-license-at-risk/
            FSMB: SPREADING COVID-19 VACCINE MISINFORMATION MAY PUT MEDICAL LICENSE AT RISK

            WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 29, 2021) – The Federation of State Medical Boards’ Board of Directors released the following statement in response to a dramatic increase in the dissemination of COVID-19 vaccine misinformation and disinformation by physicians and other health care professionals on social media platforms, online and in the media:

            “Physicians who generate and spread COVID-19 vaccine misinformation or disinformation are risking disciplinary action by state medical boards, including the suspension or revocation of their medical license. Due to their specialized knowledge and training, licensed physicians possess a high degree of public trust and therefore have a powerful platform in society, whether they recognize it or not. They also have an ethical and professional responsibility to practice medicine in the best interests of their patients and must share information that is factual, scientifically grounded and consensus-driven for the betterment of public health. Spreading inaccurate COVID-19 vaccine information contradicts that responsibility, threatens to further erode public trust in the medical profession and puts all patients at risk.”

          • JTinMD August 7, 2021 at 12:08 pm #

            Must be “consensus driven?” Wow.

          • JTinMD August 7, 2021 at 12:10 pm #

            Majority rules medical advice. Sooo democratic! 🙁

          • Not_GeorgeT August 7, 2021 at 2:29 pm #

            People need to get over “Safe”.

            Life is a risk.

            There is no “Safe”. However, an individual is free to make decisions and choices which increase what I’ll call margin of safety.

            Others choose riskier behavior, thus experiencing potential safety decrease.

            Still others are in occupations with increased risk, a choice. This opens up calculated risk, such as the occupation has risk (risk to include death). The person calculates and then accepts the risk.

            Other people are in relatively safe occupations, and shit happens.

            Shit is always waiting to happen.

            There is no “Safe”.

    • Unperson37854 August 6, 2021 at 10:57 am #

      Speaking of fantasy, that any audit will result in anything different is a fantasy. The Supreme Court was just ignored – so the PTB are taking their disregard and double-standards for the rule of law prime-time with no veiling of their intent. After all, this is the party of “by any means necessary”.

      And why would they hide their intent anymore nor follow the law? They own the MSM, academia and the school board unions where they can indoctrinate this dribble into future generations, the AMA, they’re rooting out the military of the common-sense-non-woke (essentially anyone who hasn’t fallen for the neomarxist con and isn’t on board with tyranny). They have their unchecked brownshirts to neutralize and weed out good police and replace them with woke police.

      They have Big Tech willingly censoring dissent, banks ready to shut down access to banking, employers ready to fire you for wrong-think or not taking a vaccine. They can win whatever election they want to from now on no matter the results.

      They can justify any tyranny they want because they claim to have the moral high ground and are fighting against a cartoonish albeit imaginary white-supremacist-domestic-terrorist-insurgent enemy (which they can label anyone who dares question anything), and they operate more like a fundamentalist religion than a political party.

      • JTinMD August 6, 2021 at 11:07 am #

        Well said and written. Bravo!

        • JTinMD August 6, 2021 at 11:13 am #

          Oops! Should have said brava? I dunno. Either way, well done!

        • Ron Anselmo August 6, 2021 at 11:33 am #

          Seconded.

      • thirdcoastlegend August 6, 2021 at 11:24 am #

        And this is why right-thinking, freedom-loving people need to wriggle out of and work around their Beast system.

        Andrew Torba of Gab is doing a lot of good work in this regard.

      • Wizard of the Saddle August 6, 2021 at 11:28 am #

        The only remedy for this level of tyranny, driven by fantasy, is the application kinetic energy in the form of Pb.

        • Ron Anselmo August 6, 2021 at 11:36 am #

          Couldn’t agree more. If someone will only lead the way with lead.

          • liber8tor August 7, 2021 at 11:03 am #

            True that. No white hats coming. Freedom is never given.. it is taken.

      • Kellyfrombayfield August 6, 2021 at 2:50 pm #

        Exactly ….. @unperson37854

      • MaryQueen August 6, 2021 at 3:55 pm #

        Yes, incredibly well said.

      • JTinMD August 7, 2021 at 4:20 pm #

        OMG, must see (hear) podcast: Quoth the Raven #260, with the inimitable Dave Columbia

        https://youtu.be/t8uWJjUsyVQ

        • JTinMD August 7, 2021 at 4:23 pm #

          Stupid fucking autocorrect! Dave Collum, Columbia (though he graduated from Columbia University)

          • JTinMD August 7, 2021 at 4:24 pm #

            Oy! Not Columbia!

      • Redneck Liberal August 7, 2021 at 7:14 pm #

        The usual deluded crap…’they’ are doing all manner of terrible things to “us”, who are ‘awake’ to the “woke agenda”. Yawn…you’re all setting yourselves up as a new ‘victimhood’ cohort, and frankly it’d be laughable if it wasn’t so pathetic.

      • abbybwood August 8, 2021 at 8:21 pm #

        Please watch this Key West doctor who treated Lou Gossett, Jr. with Ivermectin plus hundreds of other patients on the weekly FLCCC update:

        https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=aP-ncHI1M8k

        Please share.

        This could be the tipping point with therapeutic Ivermectin, Covid19 and other viruses.

    • JC Penny August 6, 2021 at 11:15 am #

      The funny thing is that I was referred to this site/blog by a great man, a few years ago, who is the poster-child for left-ocracy in Kalifornia. He’s always supported any agenda from the left regardless reason… even though he earned an MS in Physics and was instrumental in birthing the internet. He’s a member of the “I support fixing the world” crowd. Doesn’t know how, just that he need to fix it and he knows how: Socialism.

      The sad thing is that he won’t let go of his emotional attachment to this string of contradictions to his erstwhile common sense.

      And, when I challenged someone 60 years younger bragging about the “free” lunch regarding the actual payment source… Similar deaf ears.

      It’s not just the young and pliable… it’s all that chase farting unicorns…

      Think Mayans…. I do, all too often.

      jcp

      • Beryl of Oyl August 6, 2021 at 11:26 am #

        I think a lot of people were followers of the PC religion, without knowing it was their religion.

        Ever notice know one talks about PC anymore? It’s taken as a given.

        • Ron Anselmo August 6, 2021 at 11:39 am #

          Excellent point Beryl.

        • MaryQueen August 6, 2021 at 3:59 pm #

          What jarred me out of going in that direction years ago when I was a blogger, was when a fellow blogger criticized a comment I left on her blog. The sin? Calling John McCain “McLame”.

          “This is an insult to the disabled,” she said.

          That was probably 13 years ago, and it’s gone from PC to SJW to Wokie and who knows what the next iteration will be.

          • Perimetr August 7, 2021 at 1:02 pm #

            Currently you can’t work or train at most US hospitals unless you are vexed. Staff members and clinical students must receive the vaccines, as a condition of employment and training; this includes faculty members who work in Health Professions at University hospitals.

            https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/workforce/hospitals-health-systems-mandating-vaccines-for-workersjune17.html

            Mandating an experimental vaccine for virtually everyone on the planet is not “science” based on “consensus”, it is something much darker, like an orchestrated mass casualty event used to disguise the theft of all property and rights from the masses.

            What’s next? Something unimaginable.

          • Perimetr August 7, 2021 at 1:04 pm #

            Sorry for the autocorrect . . . vaxxed, not vexed, although it is quite vexing lol.

    • shabbaranks August 6, 2021 at 12:40 pm #

      Wizard of the Saddle thoughtfully wrote “We live under a government that thinks fantasy is a suitable replacement for reality.”

      The term for this condition is “cultural pseudoscience.” It describes the product of the CNN/MSNBC/NYTimes/WashPo media complex. It has strong social implications. See the following work:

      Private Truths, Public Lies: The Social Consequences of Preference Falsification by Timur Kuran.

      https://www.amazon.com/Private-Truths-Public-Lies-Falsification-dp-0674707583/dp/0674707583/ref=mt_other?_encoding=UTF8&me=&qid=1628267731

      In a nutshell, preference falsification, according to the economist Timur Kuran, is the act of misrepresenting one’s wants under perceived social pressures. But of course, common sense tells us this already. The book merely explores it from a social science perspective.

    • Rulo Deschamps August 6, 2021 at 7:04 pm #

      Wizard, hear hear, but I hope that by “their approach” you mean both D & R.

  2. Lawfish August 6, 2021 at 10:00 am #

    I used to own rental property. Thank God I don’t any more!

    I’m an attorney and I just got off a telephonic calendar call hearing. About 90% of the cases were foreclosure cases. The judge commented that what the folks in Washington have done (imposing moratoria on foreclosures) was patently illegal, but he had no choice but to obey. So all the banks are getting stiffed while the landlords are unable to pay, while the tenants get to live in the property rent-free. I suspect most of the landlords will be unable to bring their mortgages current after 18 months without rent, so they will lose their properties. Meanwhile, the tenants get to live free for a year and a half. Isn’t that a taking of property without compensation? We call that inverse condemnation in Florida and it is actionable.

    So we now know that owning rental property is not worth the trouble, because the federal government can just tell the renters they can’t be evicted for non-payment. This country has gone completely down the tubes.

    • Night Owl August 6, 2021 at 10:02 am #

      “In the future, you will own nothing. And you will be happy.”

      • malthuss August 6, 2021 at 10:07 am #

        The way I read it was there was also the statement,

        ‘you will have no privacy’.

        I wonder if Israel will collapse, due to illness and deaths from the jab? And other countries where most people got the shot.
        I know someone with an Israeli relative. The man died soon after getting the shot.

        • Beryl of Oyl August 6, 2021 at 11:28 am #

          Does anyone know what Richard Trumka died from, yet?

          • Ron Anselmo August 6, 2021 at 11:44 am #

            Going out on a short limb here – My guess is a sudden cardiopulmonary event precipitated by receiving a life-saving “vaccine”.

          • MaryQueen August 6, 2021 at 4:29 pm #

            When they don’t put a cause of death for days for high visibility deaths, I think it’s obvious it’s either suicide, being suicided or the jab.

          • Anon1970 August 6, 2021 at 10:55 pm #

            Wikipedia mentions “an apparent heart attack”. My guess is that the man was significantly over weight, judging by his pictures on the Internet.

          • Ron Anselmo August 7, 2021 at 3:14 pm #

            On the CDC’s own list of known side effects of the “vaccines” is “Vaccine Disease Acceleration”, i.e., accelerating existing conditions.

            Yes, Trumpka did appear to be overweight, but could vaccination have accelerated his condition, accelerated a heart attack?

            Personally, I’ve seen anecdotal evidence of “disease acceleration” in close family & friends – all vaccinated – ones you’d expect to be around for at least a few years – but gone in months. Accelerated? I think so.

            Of course it’s my bias, but I think the association is there. Look around. Anyone see any similar circumstances?

          • Ron Anselmo August 7, 2021 at 3:17 pm #

            Edit: Trumka, not Trumpka. Freudian? Maybe.

        • Night Owl August 6, 2021 at 2:45 pm #

          Israel and Australia have reported that 95 to 99 percent of current hospitalizations with “Covid” are patients who took the shot.

          • MaryQueen August 6, 2021 at 5:11 pm #

            Thus proving, once again, that the vaccine is the variant. That’s why they want a shot in every arm, to keep this plandemic going.

            They also need to get rid of the healthy control group.

          • Night Owl August 6, 2021 at 5:39 pm #

            That may very well be true, but the more obvious point that is staring us in the face is the control grid.

            In Germany, the Bundestag is now toying with the idea of making the unjabbed have to get a EUR 25 Covid test (explains why Soros and Gates just bought up many of the testing companies), in order to enter a supermarket come fall.

            This confirms what some of us already knew: they mean to push out anyone who wont take the poison.

            But the catch for the poisoned is, they have to keep taking it. The electric control grid is the goal. Make no doubt about it. No buying or selling unless your digital wallet is up to date in all areas. This will also include access to the Internet.

            The Covid Hoax is the Trojan horse to get everyone in the system.

          • Night Owl August 6, 2021 at 6:34 pm #

            BTW, Mary:

            Check it out.

          • Night Owl August 6, 2021 at 6:35 pm #

            Link for post above:

            https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2021/08/06/this-is-nuts-moderna-and-pfizer-intentionally-lost-the-clinical-trial-control-group-testing-vaccine-efficacy-and-safety/

            Moderna and Pfizer intentionally lost control group date when testing efficacy.

            You win the prize.

          • Uncle Bob August 6, 2021 at 11:03 pm #

            “Revelation 13:15-17
            New International Version
            15 The second beast was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that the image could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed. 16 It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, 17 so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name.”

            We’re not there — yet — but TPTB seem intent upon making this come true, whether anyone likes ot or not. How comforting.

          • Anon1970 August 6, 2021 at 11:04 pm #

            Read here: https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/israel-s-hospitalized-covid-patients-have-milder-illnesses-doctors-say-1.10031662

            Your comment about about covid in Israel is very misleading.

            From the above article: “And a Health Ministry study of data from January to July concluded that even vaccinated people with preexisting diseases are better protected against serious illness than unvaccinated people of the same age with no preexisting conditions.”

            Israel has begun to roll out booster shots (3rd vaccine) for people over 60.

          • Night Owl August 7, 2021 at 5:20 am #

            Dr. Kobi Haviv on Israel’s Channel 13:

            “95% of the severe patients are vaccinated”.
            “85-90% of the hospitalizations are in Fully vaccinated people.”
            “We are opening more and more COVID wards.”
            “The effectiveness of the vaccine is waning/fading out

            https://twitter.com/RanIsraeli/status/1423322271503028228

            Try again, Carghoul.

          • MaryQueen August 7, 2021 at 11:03 am #

            @Night Owl, wow. OK well, I guess I can be glad I’m barking up the right tree?

            WTF, indeed!

            So yes they need to get rid of the control group. And yes, this is a way to get everyone in the grid. I won’t be tested or jabbed. Mexico is looking better all the time.

          • Redneck Liberal August 7, 2021 at 7:22 pm #

            Oh? I dispute your numbers.

            https://www1.racgp.org.au/newsgp/clinical/why-are-fully-vaccinated-people-increasingly-being

        • Mountain gal August 7, 2021 at 5:56 am #

          @ malthuss

          Two guys in their 30’s just died of heart attacks in Israel. Nothing about whether they had been jabbed or not. Heart attacks in otherwise healthy 30 year olds is pretty rare- 2 in a week or so!

          I think that TPTB and MSM is so intent on adhering to the party line that the vaxes are great and we all need to get them that they won’t seek out any info that puts them in a bad light.

      • dr gonzo August 6, 2021 at 1:14 pm #

        “… Communism doesn’t work. It’s against a basic law of nature: “people want to own stuff.” – Frank Zappa

        Coming soon to a theatre near you, “Un Cirque des Horreurs”.

        • JTinMD August 6, 2021 at 1:19 pm #

          Oh, how I wish Zappa was still here! Even very old Zappa. Chomsky is still commenting.

          • SpeedyBB August 6, 2021 at 3:27 pm #

            Zappa left the building at a most opportune moment. Couldn’t have had better timing (he was a musician, after all). With those attitudes, freely-expressed, he would have been canceled the way a bug is squashed.

        • SouthernYankee August 6, 2021 at 4:31 pm #

          Hot Plate Heaven at the Green Hotel

          I used to have a job and I was doing very well.
          Depression came along and everybody start to yell.
          ‘Where’d they go, them good ol’ days, and all that crap we used to sell?
          Now I’m in hot-plate heaven at the green hotel.

          Republicans is fine if you’re a multi-millionaire.
          Democrats is fair, if all you own is what you wear.
          Neither of ’em’s really right, ’cause neither of ’em care
          About that hot-plate heaven, ’cause they ain’t been there.

          They really oughta go and find out how the hall-way smell.
          They’d benefit to know ’bout what the bums in there could tell.
          Of course we’re only dreaming but I suppose it’s just as well.
          That’s all you get to dream up in the green hotel.

          Nature didn’t put me here and neither did my fate.
          It must have been some mean ol’ Republican candidate.
          He’s over here in Washington but I wish he was in hell.
          ‘Cause I’m in hot-plate heaven at the green hotel

          Things is slightly better now, they hope we will forget
          The misery of ‘trickle down’ and jelly-bean etiquette.
          The regal presidential style has simply not worn well,
          And neither has my rags up in the green hotel.

          I said the Green Hotel
          (I mean) the Green Hotel
          (Been there once) the Green Hotel
          (An’ gone again) the Green Hotel

          Neither has my rags
          Up in the Green Hotel

          Pass me the dog food!

          Frank Zappa (1984)

          • JTinMD August 7, 2021 at 7:58 am #

            “I’m the slime oozing out from your TV set”

    • Hereward the Woke August 6, 2021 at 10:07 am #

      Don’t worry, Lawfish. Blackrock will pick up the slack.

      • MrMangoOnMyShoulder August 6, 2021 at 12:01 pm #

        And own most of it all. And when they do, they’ll certainly be enforcing the grossly inflated rent (not mortgage, mind you) they impose on those who now need a new home in which to live. It’s theirs. Not yours.

        JHK nailed it – they are making millions of people homeless by temporarily keeping millions of people from being homeless. Doublethink is a powerful thing.

    • JTinMD August 6, 2021 at 10:10 am #

      Yup. Another master stroke by the dems. They lose maybe one landlord but gain all their tenants’ votes. “Badges!?! We don’t need no stinking badges!”

    • Pete August 6, 2021 at 10:13 am #

      “The judge commented that what the folks in Washington have done (imposing moratoria on foreclosures) was patently illegal, but he had no choice but to obey.”

      Can you elaborate on why the Judge had no choice but to obey?

      • tresho August 6, 2021 at 10:16 am #

        No choice? only because that particular judge thought so. From other recent articles on the internet today I found, with respect to this week’s re-imposition of an invalid rent moratorium: Barbara Peck, a spokeswoman for the Tennessee state court system, said Wednesday that lawyers for courts in her state had “advised that it is not applicable in Tennessee.”

        Two large Ohio court systems on Thursday issued conflicting decisions regarding the new moratorium.

      • elysianfield August 6, 2021 at 8:39 pm #

        “Can you elaborate on why the Judge had no choice but to obey?”

        Pete,
        …How many divisions does the judge have?

        • Pete August 7, 2021 at 9:43 am #

          Judge is both a noun and a verb.

          The noun may have had no choice, but the verb is all about choice.

          I have no idea what you’re getting at asking me about ‘divisions,’ I was merely asking the poster why they thought the Judge had no choice.

          I would assert they did have a choice, and they made a choice when they ‘judged.’

          • elysianfield August 7, 2021 at 11:24 am #

            Pete,
            Eventually, the power of a judge, or anyone else, is the capacity to visit violence, in one form or another, on an adversary of whatever form.

            ..How many divisions does the Pope have? J. Stalin

    • Beryl of Oyl August 6, 2021 at 10:17 am #

      Meanwhile, the people who own the place they live in got no break on the taxes they had to pay to the local government and school district, even as the government and school district quit performing many of the services we were paying for.

      • Not_GeorgeT August 7, 2021 at 2:39 pm #

        I’m all for vouchers. Do the math, what does it cost per child, give the parents a voucher, they choose the education system/model which best suits their particular circumstance.

        The successful education models will attract the voucher payments. The parents are free to choose systems which exceed the voucher amount, paying the difference out of their own pocket.

    • tresho August 6, 2021 at 10:20 am #

      Isn’t that a taking of property without compensation? The USA has done that repeatedly in its history and the USSC has ratified it. Consider the 1933 abrogation of previously legal so-called “gold clauses” in pre-existing contracts and the ~1942 dispossession and imprisonment of American citizens (“Japs” in other words), both of which were ratified by the USSC. AFAICT neither of those decisions have ever been formally reversed.

    • neurodoc August 6, 2021 at 10:28 am #

      And now Blackrock, et al will move in and buy up all the said properties, perhaps along with that fine biz outfit called the ccp. Gone down the tubes is an understatement.

      There is a solution, however. Its called se·ces·sion, followed by CW2.

      • Wizard of the Saddle August 6, 2021 at 11:22 am #

        We are on the same page regarding the solution, Doc. But Alabama is full of sensible and realistic people who can read the handwriting on the wall.

        Now, we just need another 25 or so sensible states and we can bring down the curtain on this Woke circus act.

      • thirdcoastlegend August 6, 2021 at 11:30 am #

        You are correct regarding the solution.

        It will not be easy because I fully expect the Wokesters to invite the PLA/PLAN/PLAAF to, “help,” with any CW2 scenario.

      • Hereward the Woke August 6, 2021 at 6:37 pm #

        Secession is the only solution, and as you suggest, it will be probably be accompanied by a large slice of violence. The psychopaths in DC won’t tolerate the only defiant bits of America breaking away from them. The idea that Humpty Dumpty America can be put back together again by voting is ludicrous.

    • MaryQueen August 6, 2021 at 10:29 am #

      This was as orchestrated as was Blackrock buying up entire neighborhoods, and also the gentrification that ensued after BLM conveniently burned down specific areas of large cities.

      • Disaffected August 6, 2021 at 10:57 am #

        Ding, ding, ding, ding! Winner, winner, chicken dinner!

        • MaryQueen August 6, 2021 at 5:51 pm #

          “Build Back Better”

          • AngryFarmer August 7, 2021 at 1:49 pm #

            “Black (rock) Lives Matter”

      • thirdcoastlegend August 6, 2021 at 11:31 am #

        Yup.

        Catharine Austin Fitts did some great reporting on how targeted last summer’s unrest was.

        • MrMangoOnMyShoulder August 6, 2021 at 12:17 pm #

          She sure did. Disturbing to see it in reality. Southeast Minneapolis and Uptown are largely wrecked and vacated, at least as far as viable businesses.

          Bet those buildings are being bought up or foreclosed upon on the cheap. And not by people. By banks.

          • MaryQueen August 6, 2021 at 5:52 pm #

            That is my prediction.

      • Islander August 6, 2021 at 11:49 am #

        MQ,
        “and also the gentrification that ensued after BLM conveniently burned down specific areas of large cities.”

        Per Catherine Austin Fitts (I think he mentions this in her Corona Ausschuss interview) the arson (let’s just call it that) was primarily along major corridors where new 5G infrastructure is planned.

        • MaryQueen August 6, 2021 at 5:48 pm #

          That doesn’t surprise me at all.

    • SW August 6, 2021 at 10:55 am #

      A friend owns 3 rent houses and so far they’ve been current with the rent. When I was talking to her the other day, I asked her what she would do if they took advantage of the moratorium — would she still have to pay property taxes, be responsible for maintenance, etc? Yes, was the answer.

      Do you think this might be some back door scheme to bankrupt small property owners to sell cheap to large real-estate holding companies?

      • Disaffected August 6, 2021 at 11:01 am #

        No real winners in this situation OTHER than the large RE holding companies. Many, if not most landlords are only a single economic rung above the people they rent to. What to do when the money runs out and NO ONE has the ability to pay? And its not like creating homeless people has no consequences either. I think Jim might have been a little quick to judge on this one.

        • Beryl of Oyl August 6, 2021 at 11:31 am #

          Who did he judge?

          • Disaffected August 6, 2021 at 2:26 pm #

            Biden on the rent moratorium which he only extended under pressure until October anyway. That really only amounts to just more kicking the can, the usual practice in DC when it comes to budget issues. Renters will eventually be evicted anyway with no monetary backstop, and then we’ll have a new problem to fix, which is homeless people camping out in the streets. Local economies certainly won’t be coming back with all this COVID nonsense, so that doesn’t leave much, other than internment camps. That’ll be a good look for a supposed “first world country.”

          • Ron Anselmo August 6, 2021 at 9:08 pm #

            D – a *new* problem to fix?

      • stelmosfire August 6, 2021 at 12:45 pm #

        A few years back I had a guy who was slack on the rent. He would not answer my calls. I simply messed with his hot water heater. It’s uncomfortable with no hot water. I ignored his calls for a couple days. When I answered I said I could look at it soon but what about the rent. He agreed to pay up. Back then he could withhold rent for that but now a days if no one pays what can they do? No hot water for you!

        • Ron Anselmo August 8, 2021 at 1:49 am #

          SEF – awesome, if tenants pay rent, they are entitled to “quiet enjoyment” of the property. If not, they’re entitled to cold water, but not for too long – a week tops.

    • Not_GeorgeT August 6, 2021 at 11:11 am #

      The points you bring up are well-taken and go directly to the issues.

      I can’t say I have much concern regarding the banks getting stiffed. I differentiate banks from the credit unions and similar local operations.

      The big banks will end up owning the properties in question, which is a power move in my opinion. Maintaining the present trajectory will result in banks becoming the only housing game in town, thus making the rules pertaining to where and how people can live. The general population, being made serfs, will be the tenants living in some manner of servitude.

      Regarding inverse condemnation, the court system would need to function without co-optation.

    • abbybwood August 6, 2021 at 11:54 am #

      I thought Walensky and the CDC were in charge of non-payment of rents and so on?

      They seem to be in control of our lives now, so why not where we live?

      • Hereward the Woke August 6, 2021 at 6:41 pm #

        Yep. She came along tonight to read a bed time story to my kids and tuck them up all nice and snug. What would we do without the wonderful CDC!

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder August 6, 2021 at 12:09 pm #

      I’ve paid my bills through this whole thing, not without occasional difficulty, to be sure. If I suddenly fall short, can I start the clock on my 18 months of not paying bills when that day comes?

      Doubtful. This is a clown show…basically arbitrary. And fair to the very few.

      • JTinMD August 6, 2021 at 12:31 pm #

        I pay my bills too, but, really, why? Why don’t I stiff everybody? Buy gold, guns and gallons. Why not? Who, exactly, would I be hurting?

        • MrMangoOnMyShoulder August 6, 2021 at 12:41 pm #

          Well, the chickens will roost at some point, and for very many, who are hoping the game goes on forever.

          I can’t imagine being $26k behind on rent/mortgage, especially if I had spent that money on ammo and water (and ordering in Chipotle and Popeye’s every day) in the meantime.

          What are the odds that it won’t slap a lot of people hard in the face, and soon? Families kicked out…cuz let’s not forget, goodbye emergency unemployment payments next month, folks!

          Granted, I’m not saying survival supplies aren’t also a priority in my household…

          • stelmosfire August 6, 2021 at 12:48 pm #

            When they do go to court any judgement for back rent will follow them to their grave.

          • JTinMD August 6, 2021 at 1:24 pm #

            I’m talking about right now. Like I said, I pay (and have paid) my bills. But why, at this point, should I continue? CHUMPITUDE

          • workingclasshero August 6, 2021 at 9:26 pm #

            coming soon.section 8 vouchers for “special demographics” in my decent suburban neighborhood that i just moved into after i moved out of the center of a certain great plains city to get away from possible wrong verdict derek chauvin trial blm/white woke riots.probably not quick and dramatic but slow rot.must have humane accomodations for our newest americans pouring over the southern border.

      • Beryl of Oyl August 6, 2021 at 12:40 pm #

        Those with student loans were able to stop making payments for the duration, without accruing interest or penalties.

        Here’s my question:

        If someplace like BlackRock (once the government is finished shaking loose the last rental properties from other hands for their benefit) is liking to get zero interest loans to buy up foreclosed property, why are the people struggling to pay off student loans not allowed to get a zero interest loan to pay their student loans off with?

        Once they get behind, many people find themselves unable to ever pay loans off.

        Every once in a while some dumbass on the Demcrat side starts yammering about loan forgiveness.

        This gets people screaming about unfairness, but it also keeps the government from actually having to do anything about the student loan debt issue.

        Fixing it so borrowers are actually capable of paying it off would be a good first step.

        • MrMangoOnMyShoulder August 6, 2021 at 12:43 pm #

          …why are the people struggling to pay off student loans not allowed to get a zero interest loan to pay their student loans off with?

          Those with the real wealth in this world used to take a “haircut” in times of national crisis. I think they may be done with accepting that notion for the greater good.

          • Ron Anselmo August 7, 2021 at 5:41 pm #

            MrMango – Bingo.

            Beryl – this also takes a shot at answering your question.

            Just like the real estate securitized mortgage pools of roughly 2004 thru 2008, known as MBS (mortgage-backed securities), funded by underlying bondholders, the exact same racket was employed for Student Loans.

            They have been packaged into SLABS (student loan asset-backed securities) backed by investor bonds. As MrMango says, these bondholders will not take a haircut. They’ll get their pound of flesh from our kids, and we’ll pick up any balances due.

            Economic cannibalism is one thing, but eating your young is something entirely different – evil about covers it.

            I could see it unfolding early on, and told anyone who would listen (college students & parents) it was a debt trap.

            JHK has done a great service in exposing the criminal enterprise thorough his writing, interviews & podcasts – many thanks again Jim.

            Haircut-refusing bondholders will be bailed out by us, as is typical in these criminal enterprises.

            Here’s my original and still lingering question: Why would anyone (bondholders) invest in an “asset-backed” security with ZERO collateral? There is no asset – will they repo diplomas?

            They knew we’d bail them out – a zero risk investment for “The Club”, as they all are. F**king criminals, enslaving our kids.

            Open to help in the zero collateral question – many here smarter than I am.

        • MrMangoOnMyShoulder August 6, 2021 at 12:54 pm #

          (even though they usually made out like bandits in the aftermath anyway)

        • JTinMD August 6, 2021 at 1:26 pm #

          JUBILEE

          • Ron Anselmo August 7, 2021 at 5:54 pm #

            Doc – I surmised this – jubilee – back in February 2020, as a possible lever for COVID.

            A jubilee, for which a vast majority would applaud, would usher in the new currency – a wholesale change overnight.

            Lately I’ve been thinking, it may be the final ace – the final inducement – for the unvaxxed to consent.

            Donuts to movie tickets to $100 to JUBILEE – another good reason to hold out!

    • BackRowHeckler August 6, 2021 at 2:08 pm #

      Meanwhile, the property is not being maintained.

      It doesn’t take long for a property to fall apart without steady maintenance.

    • Subsidiarean August 6, 2021 at 3:36 pm #

      If some power entity declares that the civilian does not have to pay for anything, everything between the civilian and the power entity is rendered useless and eventually swept away. You then have a two-tier system that is utterly unlike the fine-grained society that formerly existed.

      • JTinMD August 7, 2021 at 8:04 am #

        Three tiers:

        Priesthood
        Warrior/nobility
        Peasant

    • Rulo Deschamps August 6, 2021 at 7:05 pm #

      Law, use it now, pay for it… never. Isn’t that MMT as JHK explains it?

    • bluedog August 7, 2021 at 11:12 am #

      That’s alright, remember the banks were bailed out in 2008/2009 to the tune of trillions, so they aren’t too bad off I wouldn’t say, it seems what goes around comes around and then the crying begins, because the shoe is on the other foot. Guess we should have paid attention years ago, but we didn’t, and it’s going to get a whole lot worse and perhaps never get any better and that’s just the way it is.

    • Perimetr August 8, 2021 at 3:46 pm #

      This is part of the “disaster capitalism” plan for the banksters to “own everything”

      First, release a bioweapon and shut down the economies eveywhere.
      Lockdowns drive a huge percentage of small business into bankruptcy.
      Allow looting and rioting to take place in the Main Street areas where many of these small businesses were located. Unable to do business or do repairs, the properties come up for sale at bargain basement prices. Meanwhile, put a moratorium on rent, so that those who own rental properties wind up going bankrupt. More properties for sale cheap.

      Meanwhile, print/create trillions of digital dollars that are handed out at zero percent interest to hedge funds, large financial conglomerates, who then use the trillions to buy up everything. Seen the Federal Reserve balance sheet lately? LOL

      When the inevitable financial/currency collapse occurs . . . then ban cash and make it all digital money that the state and central banks control. The total fascist state courtesy of the oligarchs who will own everything and they will be happy,.

  3. FallenHero August 6, 2021 at 10:01 am #

    So after listening to the last podcast (or maybe 2 ago) where there was talk about where to live and waterways were a great place. I wanted to ask some of the guys around here places they thought were good. I live in Colorado and I feel like this is a lost cause, politically etc. Costs are sky high, and water is running out.

    I had considered northern Idaho, and most recently the northern great lakes area around Michigan/Wisconsin/Minnesota, cheap and a lot of land. I know it can be cold, but I am far better in the cold than the heat of the south.

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

      are you a farmer?

    • JTinMD August 6, 2021 at 10:17 am #

      Take it from James and go to a waterway region. I’m from Central New York (Seneca River). If I had the money I would find a place in the Finger Lakes and grow wine grapes and apples for cider. My wife is a racehorse trainer here in Maryland. Her skills and long experience will be in high demand someday soon. Yeehaw!

      • 100th Avatar August 6, 2021 at 10:59 am #

        Although ages ago, I found myself unable to choke down a glass of Finger Lakes wine while visiting a waterfall(?) park there.

        Please stick to making preserves with those grapes 😉

        • Not_GeorgeT August 6, 2021 at 11:15 am #

          Microclimate vineyards there are making excellent wines.

          Might be worth revisiting to find some of these viniculture gems.

          Bon appétit!

          • 100th Avatar August 6, 2021 at 11:27 am #

            I’ll take your word for it

        • JTinMD August 6, 2021 at 11:28 am #

          Yeah, that too and so much more. It’s a fertile and diverse ecosystem up there. Winters were a bitch years ago, but not soul crushing these days

          • 100th Avatar August 6, 2021 at 11:40 am #

            I remember a matriarchal figure along for the excursion, she strikes me now as that Downton Abbey character: mannered, snobbish, elegant, sneering.

            She had “let” the bottle fall on its side. As the contents gurgled out onto some mossy rocks, she exclaimed that she did not want to place the bottle upright for fear of getting the contents on her hands.

            Many chortles followed.

          • Not_GeorgeT August 6, 2021 at 12:17 pm #

            SENECA WHITE DEER

            Just off the eastern shore of Seneca Lake lies the former Seneca Army Depot, home to the largest herd of white deer in existence. The herd began as a group of fenced in brown, white-tail deer, but over time an all-white recessive gene began to manifest itself and dominate the herd. Today the white deer population within the 24 miles of fence is over 200 strong and is the result of careful monitoring and protection. Now the deer are protected through conservation efforts and public donations.

            To learn more about how you can help view and protect this unique natural resource visit http://www.senecawhitedeer.org

          • Beryl of Oyl August 6, 2021 at 12:43 pm #

            Oh no! No more tours!

            I was ready to get in the car.

            I still want to visit a couple of places that feature white squirrels.

          • stelmosfire August 6, 2021 at 12:51 pm #

            Lots of black squirrels in my yard. They loot my bird feeder constantly.

          • JTinMD August 6, 2021 at 1:32 pm #

            St Elmo,

            Take one of those giant water rifles to your squirrels. So much fun.

          • MaryQueen August 6, 2021 at 6:24 pm #

            The squirrels here (red) destroyed my first bird feeder so I got a squirrel-proof one. They still manage to get some seeds out of it. I just put sunflower seeds in dishes for them, and it all works out.

          • WilbursHuman August 6, 2021 at 6:45 pm #

            Finally registered after reading for years………

            The worst thing about Upstate is the “poverty Inducing” Taxes..
            Some of the highest in the nation now……
            Little towns, no tax base, six and a half million acres of state owned forest, school taxes thru the roof………
            No hope in sight

            Absolutely Beautiful country !!!! Yates county, where I reside at the moment, Has The Largest, Concentration of, 40 to 60 cow dairy’s, in the continental US (Most all Mennonites)
            Because of it, Yates county is flourishing !!!

            The Main thing Upstate has going for it, one of the most Important things…………
            Water.
            It comes out of the sides of the hills, artesian aquifers abound, rivers and of coarse the Finger lakes themselves
            Pretty important commodity for sure

          • Ron Anselmo August 6, 2021 at 9:14 pm #

            @ WilbursHuman – Thanks for the info & welcome.

          • JTinMD August 7, 2021 at 8:10 am #

            It’s truly blessed, upstate. Everything you need for a scaled back locally based society. Yes, NY State taxes are very high, but they won’t be high for long, IMO.

      • thirdcoastlegend August 7, 2021 at 12:39 pm #

        I am in the FL region.

        The most productive agricultural land in NY state is immediately to the West of the Finger Lakes themselves.

    • tresho August 6, 2021 at 10:23 am #

      “the northern great lakes area around Michigan/Wisconsin/Minnesota, cheap” The nice places are not cheap by any means. Native tribes in those areas often have trouble hiring sufficient staff due to high rents in their areas. They haven’t figured out that they may have to provide housing for the workers if they wish to get enough help. I personally know one native who was offered a decent paying job by a tribal administration but insisted on being provided housing due to high local costs. No housing was offered and she did not take the job.

      • Beryl of Oyl August 6, 2021 at 10:40 am #

        That is something that people don’t talk about much, that has a big effect on what I guess you would call the economy.

        I personally know of people who took what they were calling the right kind of college courses, and had the right kind of degrees, that would get them hired by the right employers.

        Then they found that due to factors like a government engineered real estate bubble and crash, that the places they had to relocate to for what looked like good pay, were so expensive to live in that paying back the loans they took to get the “right” degrees became harder and harder.

        I see know in the MSM, suggestions that home ownership isn’t a good idea anyway, we should be more like Grapes of Wrath, ready to pick up and go.

        • Disaffected August 6, 2021 at 11:03 am #

          Spot on correct on all points.

          • Beryl of Oyl August 6, 2021 at 11:34 am #

            Thank you.

        • Islander August 6, 2021 at 12:26 pm #

          Beryl,
          “I see know in the MSM, suggestions that home ownership isn’t a good idea anyway, we should be more like Grapes of Wrath, ready to pick up and go.’

          If it’s in the MSM, I would be skeptical. Home ownership has always seemed like an excellent idea to Americans.
          Why would that change now?
          I would not want to be dependent on the kindness of strangers (landlords, and now the gummint getting into it!) when it comes to a roof over my head.

          In fact, biggest mistake I made was selling the nice little cottage I had. Am currently looking for another.

          If you need to get a mortgage, I guess that is something else. But if you can find a congenial place with some land I would prefer that anyday to renting.

          I don’t quite buy Jim’s (and others’) take that if you have a mortgage you don’t really own your home. Technically, yes, I suppose. But if you have a balance on your credit card, does that mean you don’t own what you bought on credit? Not really, unless someone really wants to send a repo person to repossess your . . . groceries? clothing? Assuming you pay your mortgage, you have control over your life and your property when you own.

          Within New England, there is lots of space in Maine and prices are lower than in southern New England.
          Cold in the winter, but near the ocean.

          I agree that being near a major waterway is a very nice idea.
          For the soul. All rivers run to the sea . . .

          But not in the flood zone.

          I agree with Jim that we may well see a huge internal migration from the dry West to the wet East. When/If that happens I think I want to be sitting pretty on my own property.

          • stelmosfire August 6, 2021 at 12:54 pm #

            You never really own your home . The city/town does. Stop paying property taxes and see what happens to “your” home.

          • JTinMD August 6, 2021 at 1:57 pm #

            Most consumer debt (credit cards) is unsecured. Nothing obtained that way is repossessible. I’d rather own than rent my home, but I gotta know I can defend it. If not, I’d rather have movable wealth and firearms plus ammunition, of course. All depends on all, and rapid change is the byword.

          • Islander August 6, 2021 at 9:23 pm #

            stelmo

            Why would I refuse to pay property tax?

            Actually the town could place lien on my property but I don’t think the town can “repossess” it.

            This just sounds silly to me.

            If you can’t defend your property maybe you think you’ll do better “defending” the camper, or car, or tent, in which you are “living.”

        • Alice in PsyOp Land August 6, 2021 at 12:33 pm #

          Home ownership isn’t a good idea…right now. We just have to wait til 2/3rds to 3/4ths of the vaccinated drop dead. Then there’ll be plenty of cheap housing. I’m sorry to sound so callous but I do think that’s where we’re headed. We know from various credible sources that the spike protein in the vaccines is cytotoxic and that it does not stay at the injection site: it travels through the bloodstream creating micro-clots in the veins and organs. The elites are trying to save the planet and one of their ‘levers’ [thanks to Chris Martensen for this metaphor] to accomplish this is to eliminate as many of us as they can. I recently saw a clip from a video in which Prince Charles (part of the WEF/ Davos crowd) was arguing that we need to stop growing so much food because it’s bad for the planet. His father, Prince Philip, famously said he wanted to come back as a lethal virus to ‘help’ with de-population. The globalists are not hiding their agenda.

          • JTinMD August 6, 2021 at 1:39 pm #

            I sure hope you’re wrong, Alice. If true, how insidious and horrifying. Chris is a cagey podcaster, and I often wonder how long he’ll be accessible, cuz all he does is find the truth. He seems to have hope, but you’re not so sanguine?

        • Rulo Deschamps August 6, 2021 at 7:10 pm #

          Beryl, “we should be more like Grapes of Wrath, ready to pick up and go” ain’t that the truth, maybe not so much for a house, but for life itself.

      • draupnir August 6, 2021 at 11:17 am #

        That’s a step back in time. The coal companies owned houses on their property and rented them to their miners. Rent came out of their “pay.” The balance was paid in script they could spend only at the company store, and the prices were considerably jacked up. My husband grew up in a house owned by the coal company. There was no running water or bathroom. On Saturday night his mother heated water and filled a washtub. The girls got first go. He chose a different slavery and went into the military at 17 rather than into the mine.

        • Ron Anselmo August 6, 2021 at 12:20 pm #

          For a heart-warming take, read or see Homer Hickam’s life story – book and movie – October Sky.

          My wife and I stayed at his house in St. John, USVI, for our wedding & honeymoon – top of St. John, overlooking the BVI, slept 20.

          Point is, he went from a coal company town, as you describe, to accomplish much – an amazing man and an amazing life story.

          Ironic, but his house was destroyed by Hurricane Maria, which was a direct hit on the island of St. John. Probably exacerbated by burning fossil fuels – damn coal!

          • Rulo Deschamps August 6, 2021 at 7:13 pm #

            Draupnir, Ron, I used to rent a decent downtown flat, old building, nicely maintained, above a bar so mandatory live music on weekends, for $400. Married, had a divorce, went back to live in the same building, same flat, this time for $850. It’s above a grand now. Glad I said “fuck this” at some point, bought land and never rented again.

          • Ron Anselmo August 6, 2021 at 9:23 pm #

            The flat was in Argie? Sounds nice.

            Hopefully no need for any stair master workouts on the weekends – pretty sweet arrangement, sounds like.

          • Rulo Deschamps August 7, 2021 at 10:25 am #

            Ron, I’ll check Homer’s stuff.

            No, the flat was in Fort Myers! The covers band downstairs played Sweet Home Alabama constantly… now I can’t even tolerate that song anymore, I OD’d on it!

          • Ron Anselmo August 7, 2021 at 6:08 pm #

            Rulo – probably within the band’s genre – you should have invited a gal (or gals) upstairs to your flat and told the band to bang out some Bob Seger – Horizontal Bop. I still say, it had to be a target-rich environment.

      • abbybwood August 6, 2021 at 12:04 pm #

        Also consider the politics of the region. I would never live in a state like Michigan because of Whitmer. She scares me.

        I am in LA now and am seriously considering hitting the 40E in October with my stuff and my bird and going home to northern Ohio not far from Sandusky.

        My grandma bought me a plot at the cemetery years ago, so I’m figuring I’ll move near there so the kids won’t be too hassled when I croak.

        I love gardening and the seasons there suit me fine, even the occasional blizzard (as long as I have a cozy wood-burning fireplace).

        Politically I think Ohio is not woke and never will be.

        • Islander August 6, 2021 at 12:32 pm #

          “I love gardening and the seasons there suit me fine, even the occasional blizzard (as long as I have a cozy wood-burning fireplace).”

          Right on!
          Find the climate that suits you.
          It is huge for basic quality of life.

        • JTinMD August 6, 2021 at 12:41 pm #

          Syracuse winters usually royally suck, but a nice fire inside with two feet of snow outside can be a Top Ten lifestyle choice.

        • BuckeyeDoug August 6, 2021 at 12:46 pm #

          I live in Columbus and while the state is very red, the cities are becoming extremely woke, especially here. Don’t say Ohio will never be woke.

          • abbybwood August 6, 2021 at 1:16 pm #

            There are good and bad sides to Ohio.

            I noticed the moron who got drunk on one of the airlines a few days ago and was duct taped to his seat was spouting off about living in a $2 million house.

            Turns out the jadrool lives with his parents in a $200k house in Norwalk, Ohio.

            Norwalk is 17 miles from my hometown.

            D’Oh!

          • Ricechex August 7, 2021 at 3:24 pm #

            I am also from Ohio and spent a week visiting in June visiting family in Cleveland, Columbus and southern Ohio. Much to my dismay, they were all very woke.

        • Ron Anselmo August 6, 2021 at 1:44 pm #

          “I would never live in a state like Michigan because of Whitmer. She scares me.” ~ Abby

          She should scare you Abby, Witmer is evil incarnate. Few can see the depths.

          Ever stoop down to see a young child in a stroller? If you have sunglasses on, they will recoil – frustrated by not being able to make eye contact.

          Their God-given instincts tell them if someone is either a “good person” or a “bad person”, but they need to use eye contact to make that determination. Take your sunglasses off, watch them lock in on eye contact, “search” you, and recoil again or fawn & relax.

          Always one for little social experiments, hold a good sized picture of Whitmer up in front of a 2, 3, or 4 year-old – guaranteed recoil, bordering on fear. They see her evil.

          Children still have honed instincts – they can “see”. We all have these instincts, but they’ve been dulled to almost nothing over time.

          The eyes are the window to the soul they say.

          • Hereward the Woke August 6, 2021 at 6:48 pm #

            Ron, I’ve always been interested in psychopathy and I have to admit that Whitmer is the one I want to see go down more than any other of the whole coterie of maniacs currently destroying our freedom. People like HRC and Pelosi have probably done more damage than her, but she always strikes me as being uniquely evil – a black hole of a human being. May she meet a fitting end.

          • Ron Anselmo August 6, 2021 at 7:59 pm #

            HTW – we have the same evil top three. Fairly easy to see it in all three, but I agree with you – when you say, “black hole of a human being” – my sentiments exactly. In many pictures, she looks almost hollow. I don’t scare easy, but Whitmer gives me the heebie-jeebies. Just my opinion, but the whole satanic thing is murky, and probably a stretch, but Whitmer makes me think twice.

          • Islander August 6, 2021 at 9:28 pm #

            Ron,

            Yes, I have noticed that small children/toddlers are often scared or unresponsive until I take off my glasses (plain glasses, not dark). Even though they can see my eyes, the frames must send a confusing message to them.

          • Not_GeorgeT August 7, 2021 at 9:20 am #

            Eyes, very important I think. I’ve never wanted to look at vids and photos of her for very long. It’s the eyes. Very dark and I’m not referring to color.

        • Blackbird August 6, 2021 at 1:52 pm #

          Governors come and go. Ohio gerrymandered Kucinich out of congress. Michigan used to have one of the largest militias. Now we have several – probably all run by the feds.

          Wanna live off the land? Don’t forget the water. If enough deplorables vote with their feet and move to the Great Lakes area, maybe the snowflakes will pack up and shuffle off to the nearest rainbow wonderland. (Many would prefer us dead, but are too lazy to make it so.)

          Unfortunately, this game of musical chairs may already be over. I’m not hearing any music, and I’m not seeing any chairs that aren’t already crushed under gigantic, acquisitive asses.

        • Rulo Deschamps August 6, 2021 at 7:15 pm #

          Abby, there’s that. May I suggest N FL? Hydro situation very good, political climate also.

          • Ron Anselmo August 6, 2021 at 8:03 pm #

            And you can’t beat the current residents…

          • Islander August 6, 2021 at 9:31 pm #

            I like northern Florida (N FL, right?)

            Above the “mangrove line.”

            But I am worried about the crocs in every body of water in Florida.

          • Blackbird August 6, 2021 at 9:45 pm #

            Islander, no crocs above the mangrove line – well, except for the occasional nut job that crosses the stateline. Gators, cottonmouths, mosquitoes, fellow citizens – your dangerous Florida animals, in increasing order.

            I miss south Florida like an unfaithful girlfriend (which it is). Given my foreshortened view of the future, I’d catapult myself back down there (just about any part of FL) given a quarter of a chance. Up here in the Winter Water Wonderland, I can’t absorb enough summer in the few weeks of it we get, to make it through winter.

          • Islander August 7, 2021 at 7:37 am #

            Blackbird/crocs

            Really, no crocs above the mangrove line? Phew!

            The Jacksonville area and hinterland look good.

            Love the salt marsh around St. Augustine and up into Georgia.

            Love the St. John’s River.

            Love the sweeping Atlantic beach at St. Augustine.

          • Rulo Deschamps August 7, 2021 at 10:05 am #

            Cheers Ron. So you were tested and emerged triumphant. Glad to hear it!
            Fellas, re crocs: do not confuse with alligators. Crocs like brackish and saltwater, are secretive and very rare. Very tip of S FL, Everglades, Keys, Chokoloskee, are their only US habitats as far as I know. Gators on the other hand have a huge habitat that extends into Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia, etc. They like fresh water, swamps, rivers. There’s some in N FL – sometimes you can’t go snorkeling in the springs because of a warning. If you see one better ignore and don’t report it, as the spring will be closed for days if you do. In my experience they are not dangerous. There’s a hunting season for them, some friends used to take advantage way back then. Tasty loins and tails.

      • MrMangoOnMyShoulder August 6, 2021 at 1:02 pm #

        The nice places are not cheap by any means

        Well, they’re cheap by CA, NY or Chicago means.

        Couple hundred thousand makes a big difference, no?

        • abbybwood August 6, 2021 at 1:22 pm #

          My kids bought a house in Hawthorne, CA four years ago for $535k.

          Now it’s worth a million.

          This is probably the number one reason people are leaving California: unaffordable housing.

          I hope they all stick around long enough to recall Warden Newsom.

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder August 6, 2021 at 7:05 pm #

            Good lord. Please tell them to sell now and move to Indiana or something. They can live off the interest of their profit alone for 20 years.

          • Islander August 6, 2021 at 9:33 pm #

            Yes, sell now!

            Many people who inherited houses on Nantucket before the explosion of values of the last couple of decades have sold ouit and now retire on the proceeds.

        • Rulo Deschamps August 6, 2021 at 7:16 pm #

          Mango, Abby, same in S FL. Take the money and run.

    • Islander August 6, 2021 at 12:12 pm #

      Fallen Hero/place to live,

      Just had a conversation with an old acquaintance who is retiring in 29 days. He is 77. He has a decent house to put in the market in pricey Mass. and he told me he will be checking out Eastern Tennessee.

      I said, oh, near the NC border, near Black Mountain.

      He said, yes, but Tennessee is better on taxes, and there are some good prospects around there.

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder August 6, 2021 at 12:59 pm #

      I’d go for rural Wisconsin. Minnesota still works, just go central or north (but avoid Duluth).

      Michigan – nah, unless you’re out in the sticks in the U.P. And even then…nah.

      • abbybwood August 6, 2021 at 1:25 pm #

        I hear the mosquitoes in them thar parts are big as hummingbirds!

        • JTinMD August 6, 2021 at 1:47 pm #

          I think our host is in a very fine spot, if ju-u-u-st a bit too close to both NYC and Boston metros for my liking.

          Albany to Syracuse, along the Erie Canal System, has the bonus advantage of being very near the Adirondack Mountains, for a reasonable getaway if necessary.

        • MrMangoOnMyShoulder August 6, 2021 at 1:55 pm #

          Eh, the skeeters go away with a little deet. It’s the deer flies you’ve got to worry about.

          • abbybwood August 6, 2021 at 4:04 pm #

            Are those the bigguns that bite?

            When in Ohio 30 years ago I took one of my sons to Holiday Lakes and a huge biting fly got after him so he dove into the lake and every time he came up for air the fly was there to bite him.

            He is scarred to this day.

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder August 6, 2021 at 7:07 pm #

            They are true pests. Just doing their jobs I suppose, but those biters are relentless.

    • ThorsHammer August 7, 2021 at 11:01 am #

      Hero

      Even when they have one, American’s vision seems to stop at the borders. I’ve lived in Idaho, Southern Oregon, Montana,and rural Washington— all those “last,best” places people stuck in a Big Shitty somewhere dream of moving to and bringing all their attitudes and problems with them.

      I lived in a mountain town outside of a regional capital city in the province of Tolima, Colombia for two years while in the Peace Corps in the eighties. I was paid about $175 per month and never could spend it all. In the ensuing decades that country has made a transition to most of the attributes of a second world country. Violent crime is markedly lower than in a place like St. Louis or Baltimore. Public transport is more efficient and accessible than any city in the US. WHO ranks the health care system ahead of the US.The cities are bursting with new buildings and public art. A perfect country — far from it The list of its flaws would not be small..

      What really sets the two countries apart is the cost of living. In the US, waves of foreclosures in 2008 and the present are transferring home ownership to monopoly landlords in the Blackrock mold. Any dream of future ownership on the part the generations coming to family rearing age is a mirage. Mass homelessness and addiction are as likely as a chicken in every pot and a Cadillac in every garage.

      Compare two provincial/state capitals in medium sized cities and median income states. Boise Idaho and Ibaque, Colombia.
      Your rental expense for a new three bedroom apartment in one of the new medium rise buildings in Ibaque will be about $300 per month. Even less if you chose an older neighborhood or an outlying area. Every other item on the monthly shopping list will be a fraction of the cost that it would have been in Boise. At the end of the month you will have spent only $800-900 —- whereas in Boise the tab for a similar life style would run closer to $5,000.By the way, the climate is spring like all year around— never hot and never cold. And the women are beautiful.

      So cling to the fantasy of American Exceptionalism, or broaden your horizons.

  4. Hereward the Woke August 6, 2021 at 10:05 am #

    Very fine article as ever by Mr K. To paraphrase, everything the Left touches falls to dust. They are a kind of reverse Midas. The Left love to destroy any institution or group that stands between the State and the Individual. Trashing the traditional family, the idea of private property, private enterprise and the right to assemble and spend time with anyone you damn well want to, doesn’t give more freedom to the individual; it empowers the State. This is where we are headed, folks.

    • Beryl of Oyl August 6, 2021 at 10:28 am #

      They also love to throw it in our faces that their rules for us don’t apply to them

      Thus you see a “defund the police” representative flaunting her right to private security, Barack “Planet Will Boil Over” Obama planning an event for over 500 people at his waterfront mansion, and Mayor Bowser ordering masks and officiating at a maskless wedding the next day.

      I heard the head of Pfizer can’t go to Israel because he is not vaccinated.

    • thirdcoastlegend August 6, 2021 at 11:36 am #

      This is why the Wokesters will push for another round of lockdowns.

      They want us atomized and isolated in their digital swamp of Bookface and Instacrap.

      • Hereward the Woke August 6, 2021 at 6:50 pm #

        I’m not so bothered about further attempts at lockdowns. The Woke blue cities will obey like the pathetic sheep they are; Red states and cities will just ignore it and strengthen their economies and natural immune systems in time for winter.

    • Amman August 6, 2021 at 12:10 pm #

      You’re there.

    • Blackbird August 6, 2021 at 1:54 pm #

      The Minus Touch

      • Ron Anselmo August 6, 2021 at 4:02 pm #

        Nice.

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

        BB, nice. The inverse touch: everything turns to shit. Unfortunately, as things stand, true to both “sides of the aisle” as politicians like to say.

  5. JTinMD August 6, 2021 at 10:05 am #

    Very fine post, Mr Kunstler; very fine indeed. It left me growling and shaking my head and snorting with laughter at the same time. The bullshit is deep on the ground now, not just in thought and speech, but right there in everybody’s paths. Fiddling while Rome burns.

    • draupnir August 6, 2021 at 1:06 pm #

      I just finished watching a podcast out of Australia regarding the Covid president recently set in Alberta by Rodney King. He was fined 1200 dollars for taking part in a demonstration and it was a crown case. He defended himself successfully by demanded that the government present the court with proof that Covid existed and they couldn’t or wouldn’t. There are no human isolates available, even for research purposes.

      • draupnir August 6, 2021 at 1:07 pm #

        precedent, sorry.

      • JTinMD August 6, 2021 at 2:14 pm #

        Had my annual physical exam yesterday. Same doc for twenty years now. He asked if I was vaccinated (I’m not). After the exam he asked why not. I gave him a few reasons, one of which was “they can’t even isolate it,” and he vehemently dismissed or disagreed with each one. He says he learned in the seventies that viruses had been isolated. I didn’t argue further, as it all turned my stomach — arguing with my long-time doctor, that is.

        • draupnir August 6, 2021 at 3:57 pm #

          The case in Alberta was solely concerned with Covid, and they could not come up with a single isolate taken from a diseased human. If they could, I’m sure they would have done so. Other viri were not discussed. Apparently, Mr. King’s video has gone viral, has been widely disseminated, and is causing great distress among the Masters of the Universe. As an MD, could you explain to me how they know this delta variant is causing a surge in cases when the PCR test, still in use, though admittedly worthless, can’t even distinguish between Covid and any other random corona virus, or indeed, inactive parts of viri?

          • JTinMD August 7, 2021 at 8:19 am #

            I’m not a medical doctor, I’m just living inMD. 😉

        • ThorsHammer August 7, 2021 at 11:24 am #

          I was chatting with an individual I’ve casually known for about ten years when I let my guard down and mentioned the problem of the COVID virus. When he discovered that I wasn’t vaccinated he loudly accused me of being a mass murder who intended to kill us all.

          I’m sure most of the followers of this blog have had similar experiences with the mass insanity that has overwhelmed the US and Canada. I’m done. I just booked a ticket to Panama to investigate non-touristy mountain towns and the benefits of permanent residency there. Or I may move back to the town in the Colombian mountains where I spent my Peace Corps years, but I’m not coming back.

          • JTinMD August 7, 2021 at 12:05 pm #

            I have had two similar encounters, Hammer. And I was well and truly shocked by each one. I mean they went from cheerful, friendly conversation to fly off the handle, no holds barred attacks! Turned on a dime. Shocking, I tell ya.

            Please do your fellow CFNers a solid, and report back here with tips and advice from overseas. Thanks, and best of luck!

          • Ron Anselmo August 7, 2021 at 6:58 pm #

            Thor – Look into “The Jewel”, Belize, CA.

          • ThorsHammer August 7, 2021 at 8:08 pm #

            Tim from Maryland

            My reports would have little value to most. In my previous stay in Colombia I didn’t hear English spoken for months at a time Refreshing! My greatest reservation about moving to Panama, in spite of the great retirement benefits and medical system— too damn many Gringos there!

  6. tresho August 6, 2021 at 10:09 am #

    the very fine people of the Progressive Left who maintain that the 2020 election was the “most secure in history” — that is, without any significant errors “most secure” does not necessarily imply “without any significant errors” by any means. All those elections the commies won in the old USSR were VERY secure and WITHOUT errors — at least as far as the communist oligarchy was concerned. However, applying to the 2020 election the standards of being representative of what the voters wanted, votes being cast only by those qualified (and not by computer printers alone), votes being fairly and transparently counted and accounted for, etc., the 2020 election fails miserably even those its results are considered “secure” and “unimpeachable”.

    • tresho August 6, 2021 at 10:12 am #

      I should have added the FU’d 2020 election is also considered “impregnable”, “inconceivable”, “unbearable” and a “miscarriage of justice” (? “abortion of justice”) by those in the know on both sides of the issue. Just wanted to add some inappropriate sexual metaphors.

      • rube-i-con August 6, 2021 at 12:08 pm #

        the hermaphrodite runner…..Caster Semenya….say it slowly to find out if she~s actually a he, the name says it all

        sexual harassment….say it slowly, the 2nd word lol

        gynecologist….maybe galocologist?

        menopause…..womenopause?

        i recall a former head of the education administration whose last name was Spelling, and a Mr. Waggoner, head of Ford

        • Blackbird August 6, 2021 at 2:01 pm #

          “Caster Semenya” – yeah, says it all, and in both directions.

          Normally when things appear absolutely ridiculous – “Wait a minute, I didn’t replace my tires with pumpkins!” – I realize I’m in a dream, and quickly start flapping my arms to do some flying before it all dissolves into the waking world. This approach seems not to be working the past few years…

          • JTinMD August 6, 2021 at 2:36 pm #

            Hahahaha! Funny 😉

          • Rulo Deschamps August 6, 2021 at 7:29 pm #

            BB, to go back to the great fabricator, Castaneda, that we were discussing a while ago: intentional dreaming. Good you’re realizing you’re in a dream, and choose to do something about it before it goes away.

            I’d pick sex with impossible women, but I’m not strong enough to will it. I should stick to frugal dream-wishes, like staring at my own hands as Don Juan suggested.

          • Blackbird August 6, 2021 at 9:35 pm #

            Rulo,

            The problem is, once you realize you are in a dream, you don’t have much time to think of something to do, in order to take advantages of the opportunities available in the dreamstate. If you make it too personal you tend to pull it into consciousness and out of the dream.

            Well, that’s the second problem. The first is realizing it’s a dream in the first place. I find nothing beats, “Look at your hands”, as a mantra.

            Flying has always been my thing. First time, I stuck my fingers in my armpits and flapped. Made it up about 2 or 3 wobbly feet. Did most of my flying lessons in unconscious dreaming however. After a few years practice, during which my skills gradually improved, I’d wear a windbreaker, hold it open into the wind, and sail like a paraglider. Between powerlines and everything. Wild.

            I should probably clear the brush from that trail…

          • JTinMD August 7, 2021 at 8:27 am #

            Lucid dreaming. I used to have lucid dreams often, but not now, in my dotage. I miss them.

            It’s like the Shoemaker and the Elves: as long as the shoemaker didn’t spy on the elves, they made shoes for him, seemingly out of thin air. As soon as he spied them, and btw, they were naked in the original, he spoiled the magic, and it was all over.

            Joseph Campbell was a hero of mine.

          • Rulo Deschamps August 7, 2021 at 10:18 am #

            Flying dreams are the best. I’ve experienced them, but can’t be aware in a dream. Like spying on the Elves, that’s good. Can’t even begin, a few ft like BB says, look at my hands, nothing.

            But the question is, am I serious enough in my intention? I suspect it’s something like, “I’ll play this record, that would be nice… but this other one is nice too… ok, whatever, either one will do” That’s not serious intention. On good days I can embrace serious intention in everything I do, hoe a row, fix a fence, focus and do it. But in dreamland I’m at the mercy of what just appears. It’s usually either good or strange, or both, never a nightmare.

            Campbell is “the hero of a thousand faces”, right? Outstanding book.

          • Blackbird August 7, 2021 at 10:46 am #

            I found a great inducement to lucid dreaming to be recording my dreams as soon as I wake up. The more you record, the more you remember, and the more lucid your dreams get. I think intent has a lot to do with success in this realm. I have rarely been so diligent in the pursuit of anything, than I was in exploring the dreamworld. As I have gotten older, I put less effort into everything, content to be carried along by the momentum of earlier work. Quit feeding the elves, and they will go elsewhere.

            My homemade brand of TM was an essential tool diving into the non-physical realm without losing consciousness. It is as if my “TM” took me a level higher (deeper? both?) than lucid dreaming. Lucid dreaming seemed to set the stage for learning in dreams more than anything else. Entheogens had their place in the expedition tool kit too, naturally. Hopping on the magic bus is the only way I know to travel so far so fast through the collective unconscious and bring back souvenirs – but I find you only really learn the route on foot.

          • JTinMD August 7, 2021 at 12:20 pm #

            Yes, Rulo, that’s him. The Hero WITH a Thousand Faces, as in the hero story is universal across virtually all cultures.

          • Rulo Deschamps August 7, 2021 at 1:46 pm #

            BB, recording the dreams would be good. And it may help with being able to be aware within them over time. That’s good advice, I’ll start keeping a notepad next to bed.

            The magic bus, no more for me. Entheogens had their time, taught their lessons… I’d be very hesitant to go there again. Never a bad trip, never fear, I prefer to leave it at that despite more lessons potentially being available.

            Unless entheogens cover a bottle of good Malbec while still available, and something for the pipe now and then, I’ll pass.

            What is “TM”? Meditation?

          • Blackbird August 7, 2021 at 11:10 pm #

            TM – transcendental meditation. Made my own, bet it worked better than the store-bought stuff.

            Entheogens – “Man does not live on bread alone.” That bus is the only way to get to some places I need to go. Don’t go often but it would be a shame if the bus line retired.

            Joseph Campbell – Glad somebody’s bringing Jung to the masses. Watched Campbell a few times, read Jung for years.

  7. RaymondR August 6, 2021 at 10:14 am #

    I am told that in the years prior to the Russian Revolution, the various radical parties, Bolsheviks, Mensheviks, Social Revolutionaries, all used the phrase “the worse, the better”. The idea was that an intolerable situation who bring about the long desired revolution.

    I wonder if the so-called “Progressives” have that in mind with their progressive destruction of civilized norms. The lesson of the Russian experiment is probably lost on them though, I. V. D. Stalin got rid of the most ardent revolutionaries when he purged Russia in the 1930’s.

    • Epicur August 6, 2021 at 1:53 pm #

      “I wonder if the so-called “Progressives” have that in mind with their progressive destruction of civilized norms.”

      You bet they do.

    • Rulo Deschamps August 7, 2021 at 10:22 am #

      Yes, before and after the revolution, the internal fights were ruthless. After the revolution, civil war raged and the boshies won… they were the most ruthless of all. “Can’t make an omelette without breaking a few eggs”

  8. Pete August 6, 2021 at 10:15 am #

    The very fine people of the left have not yet been punched in the nose, due to the overwhelming normalcy bias of the right.

    Imagine their surprise, when we stop watching cat videos and start taking out the trash.

    • stelmosfire August 6, 2021 at 10:23 am #

      “Everyone has a plan, ’til they get punched in the mouth.”
      Mike Tyson

      • thirdcoastlegend August 6, 2021 at 11:38 am #

        The contollers’ planned future is not worth living in.

        If that sounds grim, it should!

        • 100th Avatar August 6, 2021 at 11:50 am #

          Not that long ago, JHK was complaining about places not worth caring about

          Now it’s a country
          Very soon to be world

          Exponential

          There’s only so much mustard for your Glock

          • thirdcoastlegend August 6, 2021 at 11:55 am #

            I’m not surprised.

            JHK is certainly a far more insightful socio-political thinker and talented author than I am.

      • Amman August 6, 2021 at 12:14 pm #

        Nice.

      • Blackbird August 6, 2021 at 2:09 pm #

        All respect to the genius of Mike Tyson, but no, most people do not have a plan.

        • Ron Anselmo August 6, 2021 at 4:16 pm #

          Exactly Blackbird.

          Whether people succeed or fail in life depends upon Plan B.

          To Wit:

          95% of people have no plan – so they’re already f**ked. 5% of people have a Plan A, but 4% fail to realize that something always goes wrong with Plan A.

          The remaining 1% have a Plan A & Plan B, and shift to Plan B, as needed, when Plan A goes asunder.

          Whether people succeed or fail in life depends upon Plan B.

          • Not_GeorgeT August 6, 2021 at 5:47 pm #

            I consider redundancy very important, the 1 is none and 2 is 1 concept. Sort of an outtake on the Plan A & B.

            Things don’t play out the way one plans, and it can become very fast moving as the “planned plan” falls prey to the pitfalls summed up as Murphy’s law. Murphy is always along for the ride.

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder August 6, 2021 at 8:50 pm #

            Ron, very insightful, and true.

          • Blackbird August 6, 2021 at 9:48 pm #

            You got that right. Plan A, Plan B, and a firm grip on the rest of the alphabet.

          • Ron Anselmo August 6, 2021 at 11:10 pm #

            Not Geo, MrMango & Blackbird – similarly, in recon – exit strategy is far more important than how you initially get in. Before you go in, you better know your way out.

  9. 100th Avatar August 6, 2021 at 10:15 am #

    At present moment, the only thing very fine in the US are the margins

  10. Greg August 6, 2021 at 10:17 am #

    The “rule of law and not of persons” occurs only when: 1) Nearly everyone holds the same basic beliefs of what’s right and what’s wrong; and 2) The legal profession agrees on how to apply logic, prior decisions, etc. in a manner that upholds those beliefs. In those circumstances, the law acts as if it’s independent of the private passions of this or that individual. When there is significant disagreement about either of these two fundamental conditions, the rule of law disappears and is replaced by the rule of the powerful. Some come to even believe that there is no right or wrong or more accurately, that what is right or wrong is determined by the powerful. In the beginning stages, the rule of law is still acknowledged, but any grey areas are consistently skewed toward the emerging set of new values, or by the interests of the powerful. Later on, contrary legal opinions–even those handed down by the Supreme Court–are flouted in the secure belief that a growing number of people–perhaps even a new majority–no longer share the fundamental moral values that had formed the earlier consensus. The rule of law has always been a precarious thing and you don’t have to win too many battles in a kulturkampf to undermine it.

    • tresho August 6, 2021 at 10:27 am #

      In the beginning stages, the rule of law is still acknowledged In the next stage the rule of law is given lip service. The next stage is hand-wringing by a few who truly value the rule of law.

      • Coalclinker August 6, 2021 at 10:31 am #

        The so-called Rule of Law is dead, and the maggots consumed it long ago. The next Rule of Law will be there there are no rules, except shoot first and ask questions later.

        • Disaffected August 6, 2021 at 11:06 am #

          I’ve heard that termed as, “Wild, wild, west, motherfuckers!” Always liked that saying. Definitely got panache.

          • Blackbird August 6, 2021 at 2:11 pm #

            Just remember, we’re playing the Indians this time…

        • abbybwood August 6, 2021 at 12:37 pm #

          I knew that when Bill Clinton skated from raping Jaunita Broddrick.

          He left the hotel room after raping her and biting her lip. The blood was running down her chin. He adjusted his fly and his sunglasses and said, “Better get some ice on that.”

          His same arrogant behavior surfaced with Paula Jones.

          For “some reason”?, he and his wife are among “The Untouchables”.

          Never mind his dealing tons of cocaine and gun running when he was governor of Arkansas.

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder August 6, 2021 at 8:59 pm #

            A protected POS, indeed.

    • MaryQueen August 6, 2021 at 10:35 am #

      This accurately describes what’s been happening for some time. The rule of law is skewed toward the powerful.

      • abbybwood August 6, 2021 at 12:40 pm #

        I noticed there’s a no fly zone all around Barack’s Martha’s Vineyard bash.

        Can’t wait to find out who his very close friends are.

        For sure Valerie Jarrett and probably Samantha Power and Susan Rice.

        I wonder if John Durham is on the “short list”?

        • Beryl of Oyl August 6, 2021 at 12:53 pm #

          He could become a world-class hero.

          Will he?

          • C.O.Jones August 7, 2021 at 10:13 am #

            No.

            Look at who hired him. Durham is doing exactly what he was hired to do – obfuscate, delay and cover up.

          • Ron Anselmo August 8, 2021 at 2:12 am #

            It’ll depend on Durham’s character, personal values & moral compass – we all have them regardless of who hired us or what we’ve been hired to do.

  11. Coalclinker August 6, 2021 at 10:20 am #

    The Very Fine People don’t seem to think there are many problems they can’t solve.

    They also don’t think voting problems are a problem, except that the half of the country who is genuinely concerned ARE the problem.

    They figure that their Problem Half of the People probably need to be forced into submission to get their Fake Pandemic Shots by any means possible, which starts with marginalizing them, destroying their means of livelihood, and likely ending with neighbor paddy wagon pickups to take them to camps “for their own safety”. No problem!

    The Very Fine People do think that firearms are a problem that they will eventually solve, but it must not have been that big a problem as Their Problem Half of the Population still have them, largely unregistered, I might add..

    The Very Fine People are starting to figure out that Their Problematic Half don’t give a damn about ANYTHING they have to say anymore. All they do is cry some mumblings about something called the rule of their law, or whatever the hell it is, as I don’t listen to anything they have to say, anymore.

    I have a feeling that The Very Fine People are about to face the fallout from a little saying that Little Joe Stalin used to say, which is:
    ” Death is the solution to all problems. No man, no problem.”

    Of course, the Problem Half will have to face their share of Joe Stalin’s little saying, delivered to their door by the Very Fine People, but at least they have LOTS of firearms, something like 450 to 600 million of them.

    I do believe the whole country is about to face a Very Fine and Big Problem! It will be a good time to have bulldozers to rent, and empty lots to sell, just waiting to be filled (underground).

    • Beryl of Oyl August 6, 2021 at 10:46 am #

      I still see a lot of elected officials who are pushing these shots as if they believe that can prevent infection and transmission of COVID.

      We knew this from minute one, that these so-called vaccines were only a therapeutic, not a preventative.

      Why would anyone else care whether or not I took this vaccine?

      They don’t appear to be working at reducing hospitalizations and deaths either.

      • Disaffected August 6, 2021 at 11:07 am #

        Stop introducing facts to the equation, please!

      • Not_GeorgeT August 6, 2021 at 11:25 am #

        What they believe is they have the right to rule unfettered by objectivity. All this covid stuff is the means to achieve and maintain population control. Just ask them, although I think the honest answer will be among the redacted.

      • abbybwood August 6, 2021 at 12:48 pm #

        The use of early Ivermectin, D3, C and Zinc would have been a far safer, cheaper and more effective therapeutic.

        Funny how the CDC and the FDA said there would have to be long, double blind studies on Ivermectin but it was fine to push experimental jabs into everyone’s arms:

        https://www.zerohedge.com/covid-19/double-blind-ivermectin-study-reveals-covid-19-patients-recover-more-quickly-have-reduce

        • Beryl of Oyl August 6, 2021 at 12:55 pm #

          It’s like doing a double blind study on Chapstick.

          • JTinMD August 6, 2021 at 2:38 pm #

            Exactly. So unbelievably disgusting.

  12. MaryQueen August 6, 2021 at 10:25 am #

    Thanks for today’s article, James.

    The Very Fine People are set to run the country off a cliff. I don’t know why they bother to threaten AZ officials doing the forensics on the stolen election. They seem to be able to do whatever the hell they want, and laws and Constitution be damned.

    For instance, The Very Fine People are gearing up to re-create January 6 as the biggest catastrophe/terrorist attack since 9/11 (mainly using feelz and tears). Apparently Nancy “Word Salad” Pelosi has rejected Kevin McCarthy’s picks to sit on the committee (according to Glenn Greenwald, this is an unprecedented move), and put her own RINOs there instead (Liz Cheney and crybaby Kinzinger). So the committee is all Democrats, essentially, all Trump haters (and overly-dramatic weepers).

    Do we imagine these partisan emoters will even make the slightest attempt to find actual justice? It is to laugh.

    In fact, that’s all I can do these days. It sure beats pulling ones’ hair out.

    CNN describes the Jan 6 ‘riot’ as ‘deadly’. Many police officers who were on the scene are slated to or have already shown up to cry about it like Kinzinger and Cheney have. The ones that probably didn’t want to cry on cue (or couldn’t) have been done away with somehow, what a coinkydink there, eh? Four of them? CNN’s right, that sure was one deadly incident! For capitol police, anyway.

    And Trump doesn’t seem to be concerned about the people unlawfully detained just for showing up at a rally which then only seemed to turn nasty after agents provacateurs (proven) led the crowd astray. This is on video, but I’m sure that evidence won’t be shown.

    What an absolute shit show.

    • Coalclinker August 6, 2021 at 10:29 am #

      Don’t be surprised if Creepy Joe doesn’t declare a total shutdown within the next 2 to 8 weeks. That’s when their cops will start beating up people and dragging them off to jail.

      Mr. Trump? When he told everybody to take their shots, I knew he was a subsection of the problem. I find it amazing that people still think he should become President again.

      • MaryQueen August 6, 2021 at 10:38 am #

        Yes, I do, too. He helped usher in the absolute mess we have now.

        Four years of theater, that was used to whip the Very Fine People into a frenzy of hate for anyone outside their cult.

        It was very effective.

        • abbybwood August 6, 2021 at 1:37 pm #

          At the beginning when Fauci and Birx took over and Trump was in the background he kinda had that “deer in the headlights” look?

      • Beryl of Oyl August 6, 2021 at 10:51 am #

        He seemed completely unaware of the fact that these shots are not what we normally call a vaccine.

        Even Florida’s governor didn’t appear to get it. He never tried to coerce anyone, but he certainly made it a priority to get millions vaccinated.

        We have a local official in a county near me, he made a bus available to bring vaccines to anyone who wanted one and didn’t have a site close by.

        That’s all anyone should ever have been doing, if they knew what these products could (theoretically) and couldn’t do.

        • Coalclinker August 6, 2021 at 3:11 pm #

          Oh, he knew what was going on. He was part of it all along.

    • Not_GeorgeT August 6, 2021 at 11:28 am #

      Shit show… and this is just the warm-up.

    • abbybwood August 6, 2021 at 12:57 pm #

      This is what a coup looks like.

      • Harry Bolsogna August 6, 2021 at 5:48 pm #

        This is what a revolution looks like. A revolution of the elite.

    • C.O.Jones August 7, 2021 at 10:22 am #

      If Trump gave a rat’s fat behind, he would lead a team of lawyers, accompanied by camera operating independent media into the jail where his supporters are being held and demand due process.

      He could bankroll private investigators to look into the suicides of all those cops who were present for the events of 1/6.

      Trump doesn’t give a damn. He left Flynn twisting in the breeze for YEARS. Assange is still rotting in prison and yet Trump’s acolytes remain devoted.

      Why?

  13. 100th Avatar August 6, 2021 at 10:29 am #

    Property is what allows, and has allowed, Americans to generate wealth.

    Predominantly the middle-class variety of Americans.

    It has also allowed many Americans to buy into the pitch of what is to be an American: the possibility to better one’s station in life.

    Growing middle-class, bourgeoisie (not the Marxist concept, but the merchant class), and upper-middle-class people are a foil to oligarchies and aristocracies.

    They have more votes, and at one time, in the collective, more assets.

    Not anymore.

    Ironically, what has destroyed the United States and its once civilized society, is the unfettered accumulation of property. By a few.

    One type of property, that can also be passed down to the next generation, are notes. Treasury ones. Green ones.

    But unlike real (estate) property, they do not pay taxes on the notes.
    Why is that?

    • Beryl of Oyl August 6, 2021 at 10:54 am #

      Another thing ownership does is build communities someone might like to live in.

      I’ve know people who have tried living in Florida,for instance, who did not remain because of the transient nature of the populace.

      • 100th Avatar August 6, 2021 at 11:02 am #

        On their way to heaven I presume.

      • Blackbird August 6, 2021 at 2:34 pm #

        Florida is an ecological trap, a population sink. Go to Florida you meet people from everywhere – except Florida. Outside Florida, do you meet any Floridians? (Of course, go 10 or 20 miles inland from the coast and it’s a different state.)

        It’s as if someone grabbed the US by the Canadian border, shook it real hard, and everything not fastened down tumbled down to south Florida. A great place to live – as long as you don’t have to share it with anyone.

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

      Avatar, yes, a strong middle class is the best defense against the depredations of the super rich and the automatic loyalties of the very poor, aka the desperates.

      • Yohannon August 6, 2021 at 10:53 pm #

        Not really since the lower class wants to become lower middle, the lower middle, middle, the middle, upper middle, the upper middle, upper, upper, the plateau, the plateau, the Capstone. Thus all do reverence is this fashion to the Capstone – and obey the tiers above them that they might Rise. Thus do the Unseen Masters direct all via their faithful servants on the Plateau, and the Plateau directs the Tiers below them. And with the Carrot or Desire to Rise is the Stick, or fear of falling. Fear is also a very great worship, is it not?

        Someone must fight the Capstone, ultimately. There’s no voting our way out, right?

        • Rulo Deschamps August 7, 2021 at 11:23 am #

          Right

        • 100th Avatar August 7, 2021 at 1:24 pm #

          1 fatal presumption in this: that the “lower” always wants more.
          That is not the case.

          There are those who are contented.
          Just because you feel the pull of your marionette strings does not mean so for others

          Furthermore, there are many who do not want more for themselves, but are determined to make sure those with most, your capstone, have less, Regrettably, too many of their class compatriots are distracted by trans headlines, flag kneeling, and black stuff mattering.
          Sound familiar?

          • Rulo Deschamps August 7, 2021 at 5:05 pm #

            Avatar, generally most want to go up in the material & prestige ladder. True, there’s refuseniks. I may be one, you may be one. There’s some with religious motives to be poor, others are just poor and contented with it as you say, but most want more.

            Some of us would want less for the capstone without more for ourselves, true, but reality is that most don’t care about the very top as long as bread and circuses are provided, they care about having more themselves.

            And I have to agree with Yoho that democracy as understood today is not working at all for several reasons. Fraud, manipulation and propaganda are the obvious, but I think also the fact that, again, most have bought into the kabuki theater of “sacking the fools, voting in new blood”, the ignorance, the lack of interest.

            The Greeks who invented this form of govt didn’t mean it for a world of billions, heavily manipulated. Around 20k citizens in the polis voted, landowners and lawmakers, who also had to join the Hoplite armies when the polis went to war, so they had a lot of skin in the game.

  14. Beryl of Oyl August 6, 2021 at 10:30 am #

    “Not the same darn thing every time”. Heh.

  15. JTinMD August 6, 2021 at 10:30 am #

    If the CDC trumps the SCOTUS, how long before, let’s say, the DOT decrees no unvaxxed on Interstate highways. Sounds absurd. Couldn’t happen. No effing way!

    • Beryl of Oyl August 6, 2021 at 10:59 am #

      Well it’s a movement pass disguised as a health pass, and people who got the pass are puzzled as to why it has to be renewed every thirty days.

      You might have an overdue library book or something, so they may need to ground you.

      Didn’t they slip something into the infrastructure bill about requiring new cars to be capable of being shut off remotely?

      • JTinMD August 6, 2021 at 11:51 am #

        I sorta had a Road to Damascus moment back in 2005, after buying a new car equipped with OnStar. Since then, whenever I encounter things like your last line above, like a haunting voice from the ether, I hear “OnStar.” 🙁

      • Blackbird August 6, 2021 at 2:36 pm #

        If you check out books from the library, they are already watching you…

        We don’t need no edjumacation

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

          If you check JHK’s page often, even write on it sometimes, they’re watching you. So be it. I’m a good citizen and I have a right to my own opinion.

          • JTinMD August 7, 2021 at 8:34 am #

            Rights. Ha!

            You have the “right” to…

            …anything you can get away with.

    • abbybwood August 6, 2021 at 1:39 pm #

      Maybe I should move my Interstate 40E move up to September??

      • cowbell81 August 6, 2021 at 1:53 pm #

        Take I-40 east to Knoxville, and then take a hard left onto I-75. Proceed north as far as you can go.

        • JTinMD August 6, 2021 at 2:44 pm #

          My options to get the hell out of MD are FL, East TN, and CNY. Family in all three. Leaning CNY, but Tennessee is a close second.

          • MaryQueen August 6, 2021 at 7:15 pm #

            Don’t go to NY.

            It’s one of the ground zeros for the great reset along with CA.

          • WilbursHuman August 6, 2021 at 8:00 pm #

            The Land taxes will Drain you dry………
            Absolutely Ridiculous !!!!!!!!

          • JTinMD August 7, 2021 at 8:40 am #

            The tax situation is for now. I thought we were talking about later (possibly sooner than later). If I believe things won’t change much in the near future, then Maryland is the choice. The Baltimore/DC metro is nearly recession proof, cuz Big Guv.

            Who’s collecting taxes when TSHTF?

          • WilbursHuman August 7, 2021 at 9:11 am #

            My thought too JT, But………….
            In the meantime whats a person to do ????

            When looking at a piece of property, the first thing to do is look at the yearly tax bill.
            Its most always available on all the realty sites…

            Those people in the North country saw their tax bill quadruple from 2013 to 2014, like $8000 to $40,000 in one year !!!
            Thats my only concern……….

            Tenn. has a really low land tax but……….. Houses in the Eastern half of the state, are out of site in price

            My Biggest thought is, don’t be a stranger or a refugee in a strange land when it finally. comes off the rails……

            Know The land…….. Where You Make your last Stand !

          • Blackbird August 7, 2021 at 10:55 am #

            “…don’t be a stranger or a refugee in a strange land…”. Exactly. Better to have connections at the root level in a sub-optimum location, than to be isolated in Utopia.

            And “know the land”, ’cause I don’t think ya got time to learn it.

          • JTinMD August 7, 2021 at 12:29 pm #

            I completely agree, WH; and that’s why I’m leaning towards CNY, cuz it’s where I grew up and still have plenty of family, friends, and good connections. Again, if we’re talking about right now, no way. But I could handle the taxes for a couple years while setting up for the endgame. If things stabilized, then MD/DC area is hard to beat. Just sayin’.

        • Blackbird August 6, 2021 at 2:44 pm #

          Welcome to Sault Ste. Marie!

          The Anishinaabe survived here for hundreds of years, you might make it a decade or two – as long as the grid doesn’t shut down… Buy your winter clothes now, by the time you need them, they will probably no longer be manufactured. Hope you like ice fishing.

          • JTinMD August 7, 2021 at 9:22 am #

            Check out microhydroelectricity

        • abbybwood August 6, 2021 at 4:22 pm #

          Who needs WAZE when we have cowbell81?! 🙂

    • WilbursHuman August 6, 2021 at 7:57 pm #

      Howabout………….

      They don’t issue DOT physical cards to drivers that haven’t had the jab……….
      In order to cross state lines, a DOT physical is required every 2 yrs.

      • JTinMD August 7, 2021 at 8:42 am #

        Exactly. The possibilities are endless.

      • Not_GeorgeT August 7, 2021 at 10:30 am #

        That screws not only with income and job but JITS.

  16. tresho August 6, 2021 at 10:31 am #

    The Very Fine People aren’t.

  17. redrock August 6, 2021 at 10:33 am #

    I think we are witness to a type of insanity brought on by countless acts of ignorance of society. Thinking people cannot cope with being submerged in it everyday. A petri dish with a specimen will flourish unchecked till it hits the edge. Then with everything behind it used up and no place to advance it dies. This planet is being used and abused at alarming rates and we will end the same. We have exceeded wildly the population limits. While you can cogitate endlessly about the current state of the trivial, nature is having the last say and there will be no appeal from natures law.

    • Beryl of Oyl August 6, 2021 at 11:02 am #

      Speaking of nature’s law, I learned of a body of knowledge called fluid dynamics.

      The CDC “studies” where they put masks on mannequins (yes they did that) to “prove” the work cannot hold up against fluid dynamics.

      • Beryl of Oyl August 6, 2021 at 11:47 am #

        “They” not “the”.

        • redrock August 6, 2021 at 12:31 pm #

          you are excused

          • Beryl of Oyl August 6, 2021 at 12:57 pm #

            Thank you. I really wanted the absolution.

    • JTinMD August 7, 2021 at 12:35 pm #

      Sounds like you’re kinda rooting for the depopulation angle of the so-called Great Reset, Redrock. Yes? Kinda sorta?

      FYI, when I typed “Great” above, my iPad’s top suggestion “Reset.” Hmmm

  18. izzy August 6, 2021 at 10:35 am #

    The same Very Fine People also refuse to acknowledge or even consider the massive clusterfuck unfolding around our national health crisis. Many reputable doctors with different views from the official narrative have been censored and de-platformed in the melee, and what is left of the nation’s physical health appears to be in peril. Disease processes are completely apolitical. And now another front is being launched in the War On Reality, as shouts of “starve ‘em” and “lock ‘em up” emerge in response to any dissenters in what should legally be a voluntary experimental vaccine trial based on actual informed consent. The rule of law is failing in multiple areas, just when we could use a little discipline. Right below is a big rock and a very hard place.

    • MaryQueen August 6, 2021 at 10:42 am #

      Yes, articles like this are emerging from the new Very Fine People neo-Jacobins:

      https://planetpov.com/2021/08/05/how-to-change-the-minds-of-anti-vaxxers-lock-them-out/

      • Night Owl August 6, 2021 at 2:48 pm #

        This was always and is still the plan — if they can do it.

        That Rockefeller document described the unjabbed as “pockets of malcontents” living outside of the cities/off the grid.

        • MaryQueen August 6, 2021 at 7:19 pm #

          And now I am seeing on social media, the same violent attacks on the unvaxxed that I was subject to when I criticized the trans agenda.

          They’re all intertwined on the left, and these people are hitting the boiling point with their self-righteousness.

      • abbybwood August 6, 2021 at 4:24 pm #

        And put them on “no fly” lists.

      • Ron Anselmo August 8, 2021 at 3:05 am #

        Mary – on your link, the view from 30,000 feet:

        The percentage of vaxxed is purposely inflated (imagine that) to create a false consensus on vaccination. The real umber is more likely about 50-50, but let’s say 60-40, vaxxed vs. unvaxxed.

        The useful idiot fascist small business owners, by denying entry to the unvaxxed, have just reduced their revenue stream by 40%.

        However, 10% – all vaxxed – suffer from acute PTSD, will remain in their living rooms, masks on, and will never be rejoining the economy in earnest.

        Fascist small business owners – now down to a 50% revenue stream. How many have factored in their “burn rates”, and how long they can survive @ 50% revenue? Not many, to none.

        After not too long, they’ll be cannibalized by their corporate masters – part of the plan they can’t see. Useful idiots.

        How does the saying go, we all get what we deserve?

      • MaryQueen August 6, 2021 at 7:29 pm #

        Excellent. Luschenko saves the world.

    • Blackbird August 6, 2021 at 2:47 pm #

      “Disease processes are completely apolitical.”

      Those were the days…

      • Yohannon August 6, 2021 at 10:54 pm #

        Once upon a time there was a Tavern….

  19. 100th Avatar August 6, 2021 at 10:44 am #

    You can have 3 branches, but there is only one executioner.
    The executive.

    The court and congress are powerless.
    They have nobody to execute their decisions and/or laws.

    They all work for the executive.

    Under Trump, the judicial branch ordered injection after injunction to STOP the executive.

    Where are the injunctions to not only stop, but to compel?

    Why, because division really does not exist.

    This is the reality that people refuse.

    • JohnAZ August 6, 2021 at 11:29 am #

      The Congress is worthless, it is split 50-50, and the two positions are so far apart nothing can happen. It cannot use its control over the executive as impeachment has turned into a political joke.

      So the executive now controls the country via executive order. Without an opposition in place, the Left controls just about everything in the bureaucracy now, the dictatorship Uniparty comes into existence. Watch the push on the voting law changes trying to get the illegals voting before 2022. If it happens, elections will no longer mean anything.

      We are very close to the goal of the Left, government control of everything.

      • Beryl of Oyl August 6, 2021 at 11:49 am #

        Congress also has willingly seeded its powers to unelected bodies.

        When you see the CDC claiming they can have people arrested, you have to break a law to face arrest, and Congress is our law-making body, not the CDC.

        • JTinMD August 6, 2021 at 12:52 pm #

          You mean “ceded”?

          Congresspeople are among the slimiest scum bags ever to crawl the Earth. Cowardly, self-serving criminals. They take an oath and forthwith practice to imperil their souls breaking and dishonoring it day after day.

          • Beryl of Oyl August 6, 2021 at 12:58 pm #

            OMG! Of course I meant ceded!

            I’m just no good.

          • JTinMD August 7, 2021 at 8:48 am #

            Au contraire, Beryl. You’re a Top Five commenter here, in my book. I pay close attention to your insights.

            Sorry for being picky.

      • abbybwood August 6, 2021 at 1:48 pm #

        It isn’t helping for the Republicans to go along with the trillion dollar “infrastructure nanny state” bill!

        Why are they going along to get along? Blackmail?

        • abbybwood August 6, 2021 at 1:53 pm #

          Pretty funny how Democrat Manchin and Republican Lindsay Graham were partying on Manchin’s houseboat with other politicians. Graham came down with Covid and Manchin was seen with a bandage on his forehead.

          Must have been one hell of a party! Maybe that’s where Pompeo’s $5000 bottle of scotch was enjoyed??!

      • MaryQueen August 6, 2021 at 7:30 pm #

        The point is, there is no real opposition to the Dems.

        • Not_GeorgeT August 7, 2021 at 10:32 am #

          Consider a little expansion of the idea to the Uniparty.

  20. Wizard of the Saddle August 6, 2021 at 10:46 am #

    As the rule of law crumbles, the pace of societal change driven by the Wokearati increasingly gathers speed. Just look at how much the country has changed in the single decade spanning 2020-2030.

    If the present accelerating rate of implosion persists we will find ourselves entangled in a totalitarian dystopia by the time 2030 rolls around.

    I personally do not believe America can vote it’s way out of this fate. That would require honest elections and a Democrat elite that respected the outcomes of elections.

    Mass consumption of “hopeium” by otherwise sensible Americans is preventing them from making appropriate preparations for the civil war that rapidly approaches. Such a conflict will be indispensable to arresting the hijacking of our country by the professional Leftists and the treasonous corporate oligarchal class that empowers them.

    Many conservatives start sweating and breaking out with a case of the vapors when told that they need to arm up and prepare for CW2, but it’s time to Cowboy-up and get ready. Some say that violence never settled anything, but the Allies proved this wrong in WW2 when violence permanently settled the question of whether free people were going to submit to the bully-boy fascist regimes of Germany, Italy, and Japan, so don’t tell me that violence doesn’t solve anything.

    I prefer peaceful political compromise as much as the next civilized man, but when one is staring down fanatical Marxist ideologues bent on overthrowing free institutions of self-government, well, don’t you think it’s getting close to Second Amendment time?

    • Wizard of the Saddle August 6, 2021 at 10:50 am #

      Typo. First sentence should have read 2010-2020. Need second cup of coffee.

      • Wizard of the Saddle August 6, 2021 at 10:52 am #

        Er……second sentence! REALLY need that second cup of Java!

        • Blackbird August 6, 2021 at 2:54 pm #

          I was hoping that your coffee addiction had catapulted you into the future. If so, I have a question about some lottery numbers…

          My interpretation of WWII:

          It was not waged to put down the fascist bully boys, but to entrench the capitalist/communist duopoly. And to create Israel.

    • 100th Avatar August 6, 2021 at 10:51 am #

      They are going to declare the constitution and its amendments rules of white racists.

      They will be voided.
      As their tributes and statuary
      Their place names
      Their words and rules

      This is the way

      • Wizard of the Saddle August 6, 2021 at 10:53 am #

        That’s the goal, for sure. But as Bugs Bunny used to say in the Warner Brothers cartoons:

        “Of course you know, THIS……means WAR!

        • JohnAZ August 6, 2021 at 11:50 am #

          Who is going to fight whom?

          Maybe, Balkanization, like Pakistan.

          A huge question.

          Say we get a communist government, which seems likely.

          What form will it take? Right now the Left has no clue.

          Will the Chinese just adsorb ( with a d) us as part of the globalist takeover? Will we become a vassal state?

          IMHO, the Chinese direction is starting to emerge as the way our Left is driving us. Are they the ultimate globalists? OG, who owns the capstone?

          • Not_GeorgeT August 6, 2021 at 12:29 pm #

            I think Balkanization is high on the probability scale.

            Using the Northeast (to include NY, NJ) as an example, there are pockets, mostly in the rural areas, wanting no part of “the shit show”.

          • JTinMD August 6, 2021 at 12:58 pm #

            Yes. Don’t lump NY State in with NYC. The only thing in common between Syracuse and NYC is the population of Syracuse University students hailing from the NY Metro area. Maybe ten to fifteen thousand.

          • Beryl of Oyl August 6, 2021 at 1:00 pm #

            Speaking of NY, it does not appear that Andrew is going anywhere.

          • World War Zeke August 6, 2021 at 2:21 pm #

            In a race to bankrupt the republic, here are suggestions for rebranding growing federal fiefdoms under 3+1 reconstituted branches of govt. Note: none of these branches should recognize the existence of the others except when raising the debt ceiling.

            ==Health Branch==
            Center for Disease and Rent Control
            National Institute of Health and Powerball Lotteries
            National Association for Gain of Function
            National Institute for Science, Technology, and Fast Food
            National Aeronautics, Space and School Lunch Administration
            Food and Drug and Title Insurance Administration
            Highway Transportation and Mobile Gaming Safety Board
            National Cathedral of Artificial Intelligence Ethics

            ==Truth Branch==
            National Security and Entertainment Agency
            US Postal Service and Social Media Enforcement
            Internet Censorship and Library of Congress
            Federal Aviation and Screen Actors Guild
            Federal recruiting and office of Special Identity Theft
            1st Commissar of Political Orthodoxy
            Special Advisor to His Satanic Majesty
            Ministry of Misery and Enui

            ==Peace Branch==
            Safe Space Force
            Central Intelligence Agency without Borders
            Department of LBGTQXL Pride Defense
            US Dept. of Witch, Warlock, and Insurrection Hunters
            Confederated Office for Diversity Compliance and Oppressor Assignment
            Office of the Surgeon General tasked with adjusting minority free speech
            Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Divorce
            Office of Air and Space Marshalls
            Dept. of Full Spectrum Destruction of Civilization
            Federal Bureau of Instigating Terrorism

            ==All report to Modern Money Root ==
            Office of Strategic Corruption
            US Federal Reserve and Weather Forecasting
            Internal Revenue and Indentured Servants Service
            Securities and Exchange of Pornography Commission
            Treasury and Counterfeit Credentials Dept
            Social Security and Soylent Recovery Administration

          • MaryQueen August 6, 2021 at 7:38 pm #

            @WorldWarZeke, brilliant and hilarious. And a little too truthy!

        • BackRowHeckler August 6, 2021 at 2:28 pm #

          I think you are correct, Beryl. Coumo will ride this out. Eventually it will blow over.

          Coumo has presidential aspirations still. Heels Up sees Coumo as a rival and a threat, which I believe is why he was torpedoed.

          • MaryQueen August 6, 2021 at 7:39 pm #

            Also because his vaxx numbers are wanting…

          • JTinMD August 8, 2021 at 10:02 am #

            Only two days after your comment, BRH, and Beryl’s comment above. Now calls for Cuomo to resign are heard far and wide. It’s becoming untenable for him to stay on.

            The appearance of impropriety can be as bad as the real thing. That concept is written into laws, bylaws, rules and regulations around the world. And it’s always been very selectively enforced. Why is Cuomo singled out?

        • Blackbird August 6, 2021 at 3:00 pm #

          Bugs. Liked him as a raw, edgy comic. Now he’s just another celebrity. (Gettin’ in Champagne fights with Johnny Depp…)

          War? Maybe the long-awaited War of Everyone Against Everyone, but a wrestling of the levers of power into the hands of the people? We’re on the short end of that see-saw.

          It’s Porky Pig who has his thumb on the pulse of today: “Th-Th-The, Th-Th-The, Th-Th… That’s all, folks!”

    • unplugged August 6, 2021 at 10:57 am #

      Agreed!

    • Yohannon August 6, 2021 at 11:50 am #

      Those bully boy regimes that knew the Banks and Corporations had taken over and wanted world domination.

    • Amman August 6, 2021 at 12:48 pm #

      Could be it’s already way past every amendment’s time.

    • cbeard August 6, 2021 at 1:01 pm #

      Wizard of the Saddle, yes I agree. Rarely, if ever has great societal, political change occurred without violence and usually a lot of it.

    • abbybwood August 6, 2021 at 1:57 pm #

      The California Warden Newsom recall election scheduled for September 14th could be the first shot fired.

      Latinos here are polling for the recall and Newsom is currently down by double digits.

      Larry Elder will probably be our next governor.

      • Wizard of the Saddle August 6, 2021 at 7:21 pm #

        If Larry Elder becomes California’s Governor it is going to be a World Class Joy to observe as Leftist skull detonate all up and down the Pacific coast!

        It would also be our first a real-world evidence that even in term8nally stupid California this Leftist wokeism has it’s limits.

        The removal of Gavin Newsome from the governor’s office in Sacramento could represent the high-water mark of the un-holy Antifa/BLM/Woke coalition.

        But, all bets are off if the Democrats once again resort to massive vote fraud to save Gavin’s skin.

      • MaryQueen August 6, 2021 at 7:40 pm #

        I’m afraid not.

        They will fix the election, that’s my prediction.

    • MaryQueen August 6, 2021 at 1:59 pm #

      Well said.

      I think the current insanity is peoples’ reactions (whether they are conscious of it or not) to the free-fall of civilization we are in.

      Everyone’s trying bizarre methods to change things that can’t be changed. Rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic remains the best metaphor for it.

      The crash is going to happen. There is no stopping it. People are desperate to control things that are out of our control. The agendas reflect that. Forced speech, idiotic belief systems adopted by our major institutions, the elevation of peoples’ feelings over logic, the suspension of reality. People stuck in narcissistic feedback loops thinking they can force others to change instead of looking inward and changing themselves, hating others on demand because Big Brother tells them to. Especially sad is the desperation for a hero to save us. We’ve been programmed to think of our lives as if we’re in a movie. Sorry, folks, no one is coming to rescue the planet from the psychopaths hell bent on destroying our way of life.

      The PTB are shaking the jar, and they won’t stop shaking it. They can’t control themselves, and we can’t control them.

      • Blackbird August 6, 2021 at 3:09 pm #

        Yup, we’re all gonna die and no one’s gonna save us.

        Meanwhile, life is such an amazing (and improbable!) thing, that I intend to drink up as much as I can before the bar closes. Maybe even extend happy hour a bit by doing the whole self-sufficiency, off-grid thing – and of course defending my domain against those who didn’t plan as thoroughly.

        Die laughing – with the executioner’s hand flopping around on the chopping block.

        • Yohannon August 6, 2021 at 5:09 pm #

          You’re seldom sober long enough to find any drugs and get high.

          • Blackbird August 6, 2021 at 10:04 pm #

            You talkin’ to me?

            I’m always sober.

        • MaryQueen August 6, 2021 at 7:41 pm #

          I share your philosophy.

          Face reality, then decide to laugh about it all. Enjoy the free time we have left.

          • Blackbird August 6, 2021 at 10:05 pm #

            Prepare for death – but don’t forget to live while doing so.

    • Epicur August 6, 2021 at 2:04 pm #

      “I personally do not believe America can vote it’s way out of this fate. That would require honest elections and a Democrat elite that respected the outcomes of elections.”

      And some demographic changes that are not going to happen. Our betters did not like the citizens they had, so they imported a new batch.

      • Wizard of the Saddle August 6, 2021 at 7:27 pm #

        Absolutely right.

        Our side needs to stop talking about “border security.” That is purely a defensive strategy……and it is failing.

        We need to regain control of the federal government, by hook or by crook, no matter what it takes. Then we need to round up every last illegal alien in this country and FORCIBLY remove them from our country. No immigration court nonsense. Just armed soldiers and police arresting these invaders and expelling them from the country.

        That’s what going on offense would look like.

        We need an other “Operation Wetback – Part 2.”

        Then we need to station our military at the Southern border and shooting anyone who DARES to try to cross it unlawfully.

        • JTinMD August 7, 2021 at 8:58 am #

          I hear ya, Wizard; but, aren’t you trading one nasty bunch of asswipes for another? (That’s pronounced ahhzweepay, btw).

    • Pete August 7, 2021 at 10:04 am #

      1st… don’t worry about your typo’s. Someone will come along and point it out. It doesn’t take away from your message or what I think of you. All the grammar and spelling Karen’s can kiss my ass.

      To your point… I agree completely.

      Maintain your circle of trust and do not let strangers with ideas into that circle.

      The law has been turned upside down. The DOJ has been captured, and all the alphabets are supporting the new regime. Your normalcy bias and your moral compass have been used against you to stop you in your tracks.

      They have enlisted the Woke 500, who with each passing day are tightening the noose around our necks. We will lose jobs, we will lose benefits we will lose many of the comforts we’ve enjoyed the past many, many years. But we must endure these hardships, and we must resist, this insanity.

      We do not have a moral obligation to the Marxists pushing this agenda to murder their opponents. We have a moral obligation to our God, our families, and ourselves to resist this aggression with our minds, our hearts and our hands if needed. Time is our ally. The longer this pogrom continues the more apparent it’s insidious intent is exposed.

      When you’re employer tells you they’re mandating the vaccine for the safety of their employees, you tell them if they had your safety in mind, they would block the shot not embrace it. Point out the hypocrisy of their actions, and tell them they are on the wrong side of this argument.

      Freedom ends at your doorstep.

  21. JTinMD August 6, 2021 at 10:49 am #

    Citizens of ClusterFuck Nation,

    Making book on when a national election will be cancelled/postponed:

    Over/under— 15 months from today

    Place yer bets!

    • Beryl of Oyl August 6, 2021 at 11:05 am #

      California seems to be angling for another all mail-in one.

    • abbybwood August 6, 2021 at 1:58 pm #

      I never did get the over under thing.

      • JTinMD August 6, 2021 at 2:55 pm #

        Will the proposition happen over or under 15 months from now?

        I say over, but only just.

        But, never mind. My attempt at sparking some fun was quite clearly a dud. I can live with that. 🙁

    • Blackbird August 6, 2021 at 3:15 pm #

      Those “mid-terms” that too many are pinning their hopes on… Maybe a show, even more obviously fraudulent – and divisive – than the last one. And maybe not – 15 months is a long time these days. Either way, I doubt we will still be discussing politics on this site in November 2022.

      By 2024, forget that voting nonsense. Who would want to replace the Hildebeast anyway?

      • MaryQueen August 6, 2021 at 7:43 pm #

        I can’t believe people still think it’s anything but a massive shit show! Geez, what is it going to take?

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

        So… that’s an “over” for you, Blackbird?

        • Blackbird August 7, 2021 at 10:59 am #

          Ok, you caught me hedging my bet.

          I’ll go with “under”. This is based on the last election having effectively been “cancelled” – although not “officially” stated as such.

          It ain’t gonna get better, it’s gonna get worse

          • JTinMD August 7, 2021 at 12:46 pm #

            Hahaha! Can’t blame you for hedging.

            I’m taking the over cuz I foresee the dems getting blown out in the midterms and immediately employing lawfare to overturn. Soon thereafter, the Harris administration resorts to martial “law” and then ALL BETS ARE OFF!

  22. MiddlePeninsula August 6, 2021 at 10:49 am #

    The Rule of Law is dead. Why should anyone follow any law? It is apparently “optional”. Cabbage head Biden thinks so. I think the landlords should file to evict. Are they going after millions of folks? Where are the court challenges? The Supreme Court should be pretty pissed!

    Meanwhile in the land of the Old Dominion, the worst Governor in the world, black face Northam is mandating all state employees get the jab. Too bad I retired some time ago.

    • cowbell81 August 6, 2021 at 10:57 am #

      There is no rule of law, the only rule is that if it feels good then do it. Who cares about anyone else and the consequences? I mean, you can wantonly steal up to $500 in merchandise from a California store and face absolutely no consequences. If I was closer to that State I would certainly be hitting up the big box stores on a regular basis and loading up my car with free merchandise. The world has gone bat shit crazy so screw ’em all to hell!

      • Beryl of Oyl August 6, 2021 at 11:51 am #

        Notice no one is actually checking to see when they reach their “quota” either.

        • JTinMD August 6, 2021 at 12:07 pm #

          And not only CAN you wear a mask, you MUST wear a mask! Add hoodie and shades and… It’s too easy and it’s exactly according to plan.

      • BackRowHeckler August 6, 2021 at 2:31 pm #

        Actually the figure is $950. Anything shoplifted or looted under that value you’re good, no problem, can I get the door for you, have a nice day.

        Brh

      • abbybwood August 6, 2021 at 2:33 pm #

        I think the cap is $950 worth of goods.

    • Wizard of the Saddle August 6, 2021 at 10:58 am #

      MiddlePeninsula: Quite right. Mass civil disobedience of these non-eviction orders would call Biden’s bluff. I personally do not believe that this regime is fully prepared to litigate tens of thousands of evictions. They just want to see how much they can get away with and gauge how badly the Deplorables are buffaloed by their bully-boy authoritarianism.

      Like all bullies, they are cowards at their core. Landlords from sea to shining sea should call their bluff and evict the deadbeat tenants today.

      • JTinMD August 6, 2021 at 12:11 pm #

        Banksters will buy at distress prices then get bailed out cuz they had a heart and didn’t evict. All according to plan.

  23. Skylark August 6, 2021 at 10:55 am #

    Enjoyable article Jim. This is madness. Everyday I wonder what next is going to come out of the clown car we’ve become.
    I imagine the goal with the rent moratorium is to kick the can down the road to say…hmm after the 2022 midterm elections? Gotta keep those voting constituents happy ’til then…

  24. messianicdruid August 6, 2021 at 10:57 am #

    Jubilee – just wanted to present the concept as an outcome. Cause and effect – 5th move stuff..

  25. lizharmon August 6, 2021 at 10:58 am #

    The landlord thing makes perfect sense. Blackrock, et al want to own everye single family house in the United States. What better way to squeeze small landlords than make paying rent optional? Wall Street to the rescue. On the plus side of the ledger, no tyrant has ever won in the long run. They’ve all eventually swung from trees, or meat hooks or pleaded for their lives like their current hero, Che. It will be no different with these very fine people. The sooner the better.

    • JohnAZ August 6, 2021 at 11:19 am #

      Black rock is not the optimum money sink. The creator of the money is.

      Ultimately, all the banks and financial institutions will go down and hand what is left to Amerika.

      The ASSR.

  26. RocketDoc August 6, 2021 at 10:59 am #

    We have moved from a society of rights and obligations to one of permission or compulsion to do what is required. The simplest acts can be used as levers of power to force your compliance.

    I received a $10,000 PPP loan in April of 2020 to pay employees for the 7 weeks I was required to close. ( A neighboring chiropractor was charged for opening a week early against the State order to close. They dropped the case yesterday with a $500 fine). My bank has found it impossible to tell me when this “loan” will be forgiven and have asked for repayment starting Aug 20th (1.5% interest only). I said forget that, I’ll move to another bank. But significantly I cannot transfer all my money because I still “owe” them $10,000. They have already asked for 3 years of tax returns and why not add some more conditions to forgive the loan?

    There is a list of 159,000 businesses in Alabama that have received PPP money–the average $60,000 but some well known local businesses with 250+ employees got $5 million. A plumbing company allowed to work during the closures. Who wins and who loses in this system? The independent are being coralled. If a friend of mine didn’t own the building I rent from perhaps I could have made a brilliant economic decision and neglected to pay rent for 18 months….

    • JohnAZ August 6, 2021 at 11:14 am #

      Rocketdoc

      The money you are receiving is worthless. It is leading you down the inflation path as you will never catch up with the banks trying to offset non payments. The government printing money that is not backed up by real labor just makes thing expand more and more.

      A very classic Ponzi scheme. Ponzi schemes inevitably end up in the dumper. As will the US monetary system.

      • cowbell81 August 6, 2021 at 11:22 am #

        What do you suggest we dump our greenbacks on then that will hold value for us? You can only carry so much gold and silver around.

        • Wizard of the Saddle August 6, 2021 at 11:32 am #

          In CW2 the most precious metal of all will be lead, closely followed by copper. Bullets will be the stuff of barter.

          When the shooting stops and the smoke clears, then haul out your silver and gold coin for peacetime trade.

          • JohnAZ August 6, 2021 at 11:40 am #

            What does gold and silver taste like?

          • 100th Avatar August 6, 2021 at 11:55 am #

            You can’t shoot miniature drones and weaponized nano-bots.
            Bird shot?
            You have no idea what is coming.

            The second amendment/gunsexual types think they can shoot their way out of everything
            .
            Your only option for your 14tc century tech will be looking down your own barrel.

          • Anthea August 7, 2021 at 4:35 am #

            It’s always been possible to determine the value of silver and gold. This was never a problem over the millennia when it was used as money. From the standpoint of a barter economy, these are perhaps best viewed and high-value (and non-perishable) commodities in themselves, the value of which can be as easily ascertained as can the value of tobacco, corn, soybeans, and moonshine.

            The biggest problem with using gold and silver as a medium of exhange in time of lawlessness is that it would be a very bad idea for it to become widely known that you had any. You would be limited to using it only within a small circle of trusted friends, and secretly. I have trusted friends like that, and they will have necessities to trade. (They also probably have gold and silver, though they’re not saying.) But some of them have relatives whom I don’t trust, and I’m not sure how good they would be at keeping a secret from unsavory (or stupid) family members.

            To a lesser degree, the possession of much of anything of value, if known, might put you at risk. The first order of the day would be establishing security, and the highest value possessions would be firearms. In effect, you would need to establish the Rule of Law independently.

        • JohnAZ August 6, 2021 at 11:39 am #

          Even gold and silver is only worth what the faith of the folks give them. Money will probably give way to bartering.

          JHK says in his writings that the future will depend on what individual skills are of the public.

          Unfortunately, not many of the skills required for the anticipated future exist anymore,

          • Blackbird August 6, 2021 at 4:08 pm #

            Doubly unfortunately, I don’t think that the future many seem to be anticipating – a slow but steady Reconquista of what used to be the US – is on any calendar yet to be printed.

            Save at least two bullets – you’ll probably have a “near miss” the first time, but not the second.

            Until then, carry water, gather firewood.

          • Wizard of the Saddle August 6, 2021 at 7:33 pm #

            JAZ…..thousands of years of history proves that gold and silver are the most enduring and widely accepted form of money on the planet. ((Especially in times of war and economic collapse when fiat currency collapses.)

            But if you believe yours is of no value because you cannot digest it just ship all of your “worthless” bullion and jewelry to me. I’m sure I can find a better use for it than sticking it between two slices of bread to eat.

            C’mon, use your noggin’ my friend.

          • elysianfield August 6, 2021 at 9:47 pm #

            “Rare metals have always been the ultimate value in society, because they are rare.”

            John,
            The Old Pawnbroker might suggest otherwise.

            “Throughout history…yada yada yada”.

            The Generals always fight the current wars with last-war mindset.”

            Rarity, in itself, confers no value…requires DEMAND, coupled with that rarity…not to mention the Government’s sufferance.

            The Old Pawnbroker kept no gold. However…

            The old pawnbroker sleeps well at night.

          • AngryFarmer August 7, 2021 at 8:45 pm #

            Find a place with a substantial community of Old Order Amish, settle there, and befriend them.
            They’ll be happy to teach you those forgotten skills.
            They’re in more than 30 states now, so they’re not hard to find.

        • Not_GeorgeT August 6, 2021 at 11:48 am #

          “You can only carry so much gold and silver around”

          Consider for a moment the current valuation of the pm are stated in dollars, euros, or some other fiat currency.

          Also, consider post Napoleonic wars up to WW1 the 20 franc coins (or similar names) were 0.1867 oz Au and carried around in one’s pocket.

          It is relative if valued in paper debt instruments.

          The analogy a $20 gold piece in the USA would buy an excellent suit in, say, 1900. it will still buy a good suit today. It’s not the denomination, it’s the bullion value.

          • JohnAZ August 6, 2021 at 11:56 am #

            Rare metals have always been the ultimate value in society, because they are rare.

            Question, what happens in our modern world with the rate earths that are required for just about everything.

            What happens with oil when Peak oil eventually occurs?

            Which will have ultimate value?

          • Wizard of the Saddle August 6, 2021 at 7:39 pm #

            Precisely.

            It has been my observation that people who question the utility of gold and silver as money tend to be undereducated students of history and economics.

            They have a Normie mentality that only Federal Reserve Notes can possibly perform the function of money.

            One shakes one’s head in dismay over such dismal ignorance of the history and economics of money.

            But I get it. It’s an enormous topic and it takes years of reading and study to wrap your head around it all. JAZ would benefit from doing some reading about gold and silver at the Ludwig von Mises website.

      • abbybwood August 6, 2021 at 2:44 pm #

        Aren’t Ponzi schemes a felony?

        • Wizard of the Saddle August 6, 2021 at 7:40 pm #

          Only if you are NOT the Federal Reserve.

          • Not_GeorgeT August 7, 2021 at 2:49 pm #

            Only if you don’t control the courts.

  27. Wizard of the Saddle August 6, 2021 at 11:03 am #

    I very much look forward to seeing the smug S.O.B.’s who are presently abusing their political offices receive the same richly earned reward that Nicolas and Elena Ceausescu of Romania received from the citizenry of that very fine country on December 25, 1989.

    • Wizard of the Saddle August 6, 2021 at 11:05 am #

      I typed Nicholae, but got nailed again by the bloody Apple spell checker. Very annoying.

      • Not_GeorgeT August 6, 2021 at 12:02 pm #

        happens to me a lot, real pain, to the point when I see typos on here the spell checker comes to mind as the culprit

    • abbybwood August 6, 2021 at 2:46 pm #

      Funny. I was thinking exactly the same thing.

      He kept looking up for the troops to swoop in to save him.

  28. JohnAZ August 6, 2021 at 11:08 am #

    A question for the CFN folks.

    If the government stops tenant payments to landlords for an indefinite time, does that put the pressure on the landlords to pay mortgages, upkeep, new investments on hold or worst case default? The answer I believe is obvious. So they one way or the other do not pay the mortgages to the banks. Now, think 2008. Mortgage bonds defaulting blew the banks apart and killed Lehman Bros. Remember that the ratings systems like Moody’s lied to the banks saying that the mortgages contained in the bonds are low risk. The same thing has to be happening right now.

    Now if the banks start to go, who bails them out like 2008. Guess, run the presses. Pretend it is the taxpayers. Who pays? The future as the real value of each sawbuck goes down.

    Now, my question here, is something more insidious being generated with MMT.

    Like the federalizations of all debt in the US. The government controls the money, hence the banks. The banks steer the government according to their wishes.

    The combination might be that the government is going to end up owning everything. Then when they default, who owns everything because they control the apex of the money supply.

    A very powerful communistic central government who will own everything.

    Could it happen, is it what MMT is all about?

    Is this insanity at its worst?

    • Wizard of the Saddle August 6, 2021 at 11:14 am #

      JAZ, perhaps all they really want to do is to trigger another banking collapse via an artificially triggered rental real estate market meltdown. They they wil have a national economic crisis to exploit endlessly for garnering more power.

      They NEED a new crisis because the phony perpetual COVID pandemic crisis is petering out.

      When you lead a party that is totally devoid of sensible ideas the only thing left is to create chaos and confusion so that the authoritarian project may continue to advance.

      • JohnAZ August 6, 2021 at 11:16 am #

        Ie

        They win, inevitably. Who will or can stop them?

        • MaryQueen August 6, 2021 at 11:18 am #

          No one, because people aren’t catching on quickly enough. They are sucking us dry before everything collapses.

          • JohnAZ August 6, 2021 at 11:33 am #

            The eviction law is under pressure for being unconstitutional.

            That means the Supreme Court will probably make the decision on whether our private property laws continue to exist.

          • Wizard of the Saddle August 6, 2021 at 11:34 am #

            The Normies are sinking the country. Only about 20% of the population seems to “get it” that we will not be voting our way out of the gigantic national gulag that the Left is furiously working to construct around us.

          • thirdcoastlegend August 6, 2021 at 11:50 am #

            Wizard-

            You nailed it.

            If a significant percentage of normies don’t wake up soon it’s curtains for the US and thinking people like us.

            Sadly, I don’t see any signs normies are unhappy with a future as two-legged livestock.

          • MaryQueen August 6, 2021 at 2:05 pm #

            Forcing an experimental vaccine on people is also unconstitutional but no one is stopping that.

        • Not_GeorgeT August 7, 2021 at 10:53 am #

          “Win” what a concept. It means different things to different people.

          Going beyond how my rights end where yours begin, yours end where mine begin, and the issue is defining solid lines and gray areas, win might never actually happen.

          I’ll offer humans have been trying to win (however it is defined), for thousands of years. It never happens. What does seem to happen are periods of time with low conflict and general prosperity (at least for some). Trying not to do a deep dive here.

          If we can “win” this one, the prize, as I see it, is reasonable calm and some prosperity (define prosperity, it is much more than material things) for the next few generations. The follow-on will be new conflicts requiring resolution. Enter new times of turmoil, eventual resolution, and hopefully another “win” for those who simply want to go about life being respectful of themselves and thus also respectful of others.

      • cowbell81 August 6, 2021 at 11:18 am #

        If anyone tried taking my property away they’d be staring down the open end of my shotgun. There is no reason why any one of us has to put up with the fake crisis and the bullshit it entails.

    • Islander August 6, 2021 at 12:52 pm #

      JAZ:

      I, too, fear that the govt will “nationalize” all personal funds, digitize, demand that private banks align with govt demands to control all bank accounts.

      This is one reason why I am hastening as fast as I can to put my savings into real estate.

      I think this is basically what happened in Cypress. I don’t know why any billionaire would want to become a citizen of Cypress!! Maybe they have promised never to do that again!

      ” All insured deposits (individuals and legal entities) up to €100.000 have, as of 26 March 2013, been transferred from Laiki Bank to the Bank of Cyprus. In addition, the entire amount of deposits belonging to financial institutions, the government, municipalities, municipal councils and other public entities, insurance companies, charities, schools, educational institutions, and deposits belonging to JCC Payment Systems Ltd have been transferred to the Bank of Cyprus.”

      https://www.forbes.com/sites/nathanlewis/2013/05/03/the-cyprus-bank-bail-in-is-another-crony-bankster-scam/?sh=4aa0795b2685

      • Billy Hill August 6, 2021 at 2:00 pm #

        Real estate?

        1. In a meltdown who enforces your contract?
        2. Otherwise, the “King” owns all the land. You are welcome to “enjoy” it and make improvements. You are required to pay “tribute” to the king.

        Point about Cyprus and sovereign currencies well taken.

        But for better or worse we are stuck with the dollar. Still, there are lots of people dependent on that dollar, both in and outside the USA. So long as that dependency continues you should be able to trade your dollars for land, gold, hamburgers, surgery, German automobiles, and so forth.

        We sense the dependency fading as our inept leadership commits slow-motion suicide via sanctions and simultaneously yields military supremacy owing to corruption and incompetence.

        • Islander August 6, 2021 at 5:43 pm #

          Billy

          “2. Otherwise, the “King” owns all the land. You are welcome to “enjoy” it and make improvements. You are required to pay “tribute” to the king.”

          This seems a bit theoretical to me when it comes to life decisions, one of which is finding a place to live that you can afford.

          When I went from being a renter to being a homeowner, my monthly nut was about halved. That is, mortgage, insurance, and tax was considerably less than the rent. And at the end of the day you do own your house.

          • Billy Hill August 6, 2021 at 8:40 pm #

            Islander you are exactly correct. I have “owned” my home with a brief rental phase in the 90s.

            By “King” I meant The State, or whatever entity sporting gun and badge who will swiftly divest you of your “ownership” should you default on “tribute” (taxation). It’s an old system going way back in time to medieval England. Maybe Louisiana is different. I don;t know. I think Russia is different in that people there actually own their flats outright and the state has no claim on it.

            The truly fundamental factor is community. Community will enforce your “contract” to your private property.

            Gold, silver and jewels have proven handy stores of value over the years, as has fine art and real estate. My only criticism is that real estate ownership with all inalienable rights presupposes a level of social organization within control of the individual or community. But to return to your point, absent belief in some form of secure future there’s not much motive to venturing out of the cave.

          • Islander August 7, 2021 at 7:39 am #

            Billy,

            “Gold, silver and jewels have proven handy stores of value over the years, ”

            But where are you gonna “store” them?
            In a bank (ha ha).

      • SpeedyBB August 7, 2021 at 8:27 am #

        Fun Note, Islander: Cyprus has historically been an attractive bolthole for corrupt Russky millions.

        I read that immediately before the above sequestration was implemented all that Russian dosh flew the coop, heading for friendlier climes.

        Insider info anyone?

        • JTinMD August 7, 2021 at 9:40 am #

          Check out Dmitry Orlov for lots of “insider” info on Russia. I read his blog at /cluborlov.blogspot.com/ and have read a few of his books. Highly recommended.

          Speaking of Orlov, I found him on YT recently being interviewed at channel LordHughRAdumbass. A bizarre and thought provoking man, that Lord Hugh. https://youtu.be/1bVt2PVhN9k

          Can’t seem to copy/paste links

    • Epicur August 6, 2021 at 2:19 pm #

      “Could it happen, is it what MMT is all about?”

      MMT can only work if the government has sufficient power to allocate resources (including financial).

      It is coming. The only other option is the CW2 free-for-all that some imagine. The people will not stand for it. We may have a period of unrest lasting for a year or two, but eventually there will be a very powerful central authority.

      One thing you can count on, whether the government calls itself left or right the people will be dealing with faceless bureaucrats.

      There are a few different paths the world can take to achieve a population reduction, some more painful than others, but it is certain that population is going to be reduced.

    • Night Owl August 6, 2021 at 2:53 pm #

      You should really watch Catherine Austin Fitts.

      Money as you know it is going away (she says). The Great Reset is about getting rid of the current system, and lots of human beings while they are at it. The current system is financially unsustainable, but if they told you the system they are replacing it with, you would fight.

      Instead, you believe Covid is real and take the frankenshot, and, accordingly, you have already entered yourself into the databases of the coming system.

    • elysianfield August 6, 2021 at 9:57 pm #

      “Could it happen, is it what MMT is all about?

      Is this insanity at its worst?

      John,

      At some point, MMT makes sense. Considering that the world’s nations are all in the same condition financially…the US is still the hegemon, and the balls will be kept in the air until the US is displaced.

      Consider the Nuclear Umbrella, or club, that we hold.

      The book has yet to be written on the MMT… there is NO history that reflects what is happening now in the world.

      What would you consider a monetary success in longevity? One generation, five? Nothing is forever.

      Put “success” into context.

  29. MaryQueen August 6, 2021 at 11:17 am #

    Alex Berenson is doing some great sleuthing and reporting these days with regards to the Covid19 hoax. He keeps getting kicked off of Twatter for his efforts.

    “Covid vaccine maker Moderna received 300,000 reports of side effects after vaccinations over a three-month period following the launch of its shot, according to an internal report from a company that helps Moderna manage the reports.

    That figure is far higher than the number of side effect reports about Moderna’s vaccine publicly available in the federal system that tracks such adverse events.

    Vaccine manufacturers like Moderna are legally required to forward all side effect reports they receive to the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System, where they are made public each week.

    Run by the Centers for Disease Control and Food & Drug Administration, the VAERS system is crucial to tracking potential problems with vaccines. It helped scientists determine the Covid vaccines may cause heart problems in young adults.

    The reason for the gap is not clear. Moderna may simply still be processing the reports, though the number of reports about Moderna’s vaccine in VAERS from the first half of 2021 remained almost flat this week.

    Moderna and IQVIA, the company that works with Moderna to handle the reports, did not return emails for comment.”

    https://alexberenson.substack.com/p/some-actual-news

    • Beryl of Oyl August 6, 2021 at 11:57 am #

      You know Alex is the real deal, when he invites criticism of his work, issues any corrections on a timely basis, offers to debate his detractors, and gets only name-calling as a response.

      He’s what we should be able to expect from anyone claiming to be a reporter.

      • MaryQueen August 6, 2021 at 2:07 pm #

        Exactly. He’s the real deal. Sad that people are used to slick liars as ‘good’ journalism.

        SMH.

        • JTinMD August 7, 2021 at 9:47 am #

          Mary,

          I’m not up to speed with social media acronyms. WTF is SMH?

          • MaryQueen August 7, 2021 at 1:10 pm #

            Shaking my head…

  30. cowbell81 August 6, 2021 at 11:21 am #

    It’s nice, the media can pretty much just copy and paste this same story from last year’s Sturgis Rally:

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/sturgis-motorcycle-rally-sparks-fears-of-super-spreader-event/vi-AAN12R8?ocid=msedgntp

    • Beryl of Oyl August 6, 2021 at 12:09 pm #

      Speaking of “super spreader events”, I have been maintaining for some time that our betters who make the rules for us must have a secret resource that the rest of us don’t have.

      By that I mean sure, we know that the silly “restrictions” don’t work, but it isn’t as if there is no such thing as COVID, and people like Obama aren’t acting as if being in a crowd or importing sick people into the country is any worry to them whatsoever.

      Chris Christie was at “high risk” from catching the COVID due to his weight at over 50 years, yet he breezed right on through the illness and recovered in a short time.

      If right this minute one of us took sick, and went to the emergency room, they’s send us home without any treatment.

      They still get away with pushing the “vaccine” though.

      Prompt treatment appear to work just fine, the vaccine not so much.

      No one is demanding that everybody be given what our elites can have.

      It’s all vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, all the time.

    • MaryQueen August 6, 2021 at 8:24 pm #

      The usual woke scolds are attacking the ‘superspreader’ Sturgis event again, even as they ignored Lollapalooza.

      Morons.

  31. sanspeur August 6, 2021 at 11:23 am #

    Our best offense is to ignore their squawking and hand waving in the MSM. Conduct your business lawfully and follow the law on the books, not edicts pronounced on TEEVEE.

    • Beryl of Oyl August 6, 2021 at 12:10 pm #

      Or do like this guy:

      Albany Landlord Tied Up 2 Tenants and Dumped Them in Cemetery

      https://search.yahoo.com/search?ei=utf-8&fr=aaplw&p=albany+ladlord+dumps+tenants+in+cemetary

      • Wizard of the Saddle August 6, 2021 at 7:47 pm #

        Lawyers call this self-help.

        It’s what happens when elected jackasses destroy the rule-of-law and frustrated citizens are forced to take matters into their own hands to stop others from depriving them of life, liberty, or property.

        All charges should be dropped. This man is a hero, not a criminal.

        It’s the squatters who should be in jail for failure to pay the damn rent.

  32. R August 6, 2021 at 11:25 am #

    Just so disgusted by these Fine people of the Left, ( and like the good stupid robots that they are) who say ad nauseam and in unison:

    “We are not programmed to respond in that area…”

  33. JohnAZ August 6, 2021 at 11:30 am #

    How about a poll? Where are the best places to go to get away from the USA debacle that is coming?

    • cowbell81 August 6, 2021 at 11:34 am #

      We need to create something along the lines of “The People’s Party”. Use the power of that movement to break away from the United States and form our own more perfect Union. This is the only way anything will ever get righted with the ship.

      • JohnAZ August 6, 2021 at 12:08 pm #

        Remember the populist movement of 2016 that elected Trump? Populists were against the Deep State that destroyed so many of their livelihoods. That is what the war is all about, the success of the Deep State over the country.

        The public had the chance to destroy a little more of the Deep State power in 2020. It failed, and the Uniparty arm of the Deep State is off and running?

      • abbybwood August 6, 2021 at 2:59 pm #

        They started the Peoples Party. Jimmy Dore is hawking it.

        I went to their website. No mention of the Constitution or Bill of Rights.

        If they get anywhere elected to Congress they will make deals with the Democrats just like AOC and the rest of the squad did.

        I will stay independent and try to vote for The Constitution.

        • MaryQueen August 6, 2021 at 8:26 pm #

          They want bigger gov’t. Free healthcare etc.

          I used to want that before I wised up.

          I agree with their anti-war/anti-interventionist stance.

    • MaryQueen August 6, 2021 at 11:40 am #

      Gonna have to stand our ground no matter where we are, at some point.

      I would say it’s not a good time to live in a big city.

      • Wizard of the Saddle August 6, 2021 at 7:51 pm #

        That’s right Mary. That’s why I moved out of a huge blue city and relocated to a small town in bright red Alabama. People here are standing their ground. Our Confederate monument still stands. We don’t even cede the low-hanging fruit to these Woke bastards.

        Like Hank Williams, Jr. once sang, “Every ‘ole boy has his OWN shotgun!”

        Country boys will survive.

        • MaryQueen August 6, 2021 at 8:28 pm #

          Thank goodness for those like you. I also am in a red state, but in a blue-ish city.

          I’m in the ‘burbs though pretty much, like 20 mins from downtown and it’s not a huge city. We also have dedicated militias. My lawn guy is a member and keeps me updated. They kept Antifa & BLM from doing damage here. They surrounded them, armed to the teeth and just stood there until the assholes left.

    • 100th Avatar August 6, 2021 at 11:46 am #

      A poor and sparsely populated place where they lack the organization, man-power, and priority to find you, let alone force you, to do anything.

      Guyana or Guiana
      Paraguay
      Montenegro
      Burma

      • Beryl of Oyl August 6, 2021 at 12:11 pm #

        Guyana? It’s been tried.

      • Amman August 6, 2021 at 1:15 pm #

        Such places abound on this vast earth, you know.

        • elysianfield August 6, 2021 at 10:19 pm #

          “Such places abound on this vast earth, you know.”

          Amman,
          Perhaps in the past…maybe not now.

          • Amman August 7, 2021 at 5:19 pm #

            All the people in the world can fit in Switzerland standing one meter apart. Start from there.

      • Yohannon August 6, 2021 at 5:14 pm #

        Survival experts say no – the locals will rob and/or kill you once the hard time hit, unless you are very loved for some reason, maybe married in to the culture.

        • 100th Avatar August 6, 2021 at 5:22 pm #

          Experts?
          The fat military veteran deer hunters and self-dcalred field guides who tap-out after 5 days of getting ravaged by mosquitos on naked and alone or whatever?

          Who are these experts anyway?

          • Yohannon August 6, 2021 at 10:59 pm #

            Well why WOULD foreigners accept you in their midst once things got bad? I mean non-White, non-Westerners? Explain it for us.

            Gringo/Yankee better get home.

          • SpeedyBB August 7, 2021 at 2:02 pm #

            As Yoho points out, the abysmal history of the USA in Latinoamerica is going to weigh heavily on any fleeing [albeit wealthy] migrants. The average American might look bewildered when you mention the Monroe Doctrine but they haven’t forgotten down south.

            This is why I found it so riotous when the Bush Crime Family, ostensibly “smart” in their strategies, went and plunked down hard cash for 300,000 acres of prime land in Paraguay. (Read the Wikipedia entry for the blood-drenched history of that tragic land-locked republic and your hair will rise if there’s any left.)

            I can see it now. The BCF’s gleaming 777 taxis up to the terminal at Silvio Pettirosi International Airport in Asunción. The Jefe de Seguridad comes onto the radio. “Welcome to Paraguay, putos gringos. Now come out of the aircraft slowly, down the aircraft stairs that are being wheeled up to you, one by one, before we blow a hole in the side of the fuselage. Your Secret Service detail will turn in all weapons and valuables to our Presidential Detail and go with them for debriefing.

            “Tell our Security Staff where your gold bullion is hidden on the aircraft. His Excellency el Presidente has instructed us to take that for safekeeping.

            “We will let you live, hijos de puta, if we feel like it. Maybe we will even arrange a motorcade to escort you to the Brazilian border. We keep the aircraft. Souvenir of your visit.

            “Welcome to Paraguay. Your purchase of land in our Republic has been declared null and void by our Supreme Court as you have not fulfilled the environmental conditions imposed by our Ministerio de Fantasías.”

            Meanwhile as Dubya is being frog-marched at gunpoint across the tarmac, his SS goons roughed up, slapped, goosed in plain sight, he whines “Where’s Roberto? How about Carlos? They promised to meet us with a delegation!”

            He gets a good knock on the head from a woman who recognizes him. She hisses “This is your delegation, Yanqui bastard.”

    • Blackbird August 6, 2021 at 4:20 pm #

      Best place?

      “Stay home, stay safe.” No time to transplant yourself. And the new neighbors wouldn’t want you anyway.

      The music has stopped. The chairs are all occupied. There is no escape, this is global.

      • JTinMD August 7, 2021 at 9:55 am #

        That’s why Florida makes me nervous. Too many transplants or refugees. When TSHTF what will the native interior Floridians do about all the newbies? Deliverance?

        • Blackbird August 7, 2021 at 11:12 am #

          I think the Florida bloodbath will have drained most of its energy once it burns, loots, and murders its way through Orlando – everything to the south: a burnt, stomped-on potato chip. I can’t help but hear Dueling Banjos – with a side of gunfire -when I think about north Florida in the near future – and that’s a good thing.

          New Neighbor #1: Met the new Yankee carpetbagger down the road?

          New Neighbor #2: No, but I heard him playing Pink Floyd – tells me all I need to know.

          Obvious differences will separate you from your neighbors despite whatever less obvious, and maybe more substantial, similarities you might share.

          • Rulo Deschamps August 7, 2021 at 8:01 pm #

            BB, good observations, as usual. The music has stopped. Time to stay put. Nowhere to go.

            I obviously agree with your FL comments, for obvious reasons. Yep, wife & I plonked our butts in one of the last chairs. We fit right in. All our clothes are work clothes. Battle of the banjos? We have battle of the roosters with our faraway neighbors. Theirs, ours, going on for hours. We don’t play Floyd.

            Orlando is the northern limit of where the madness will get. By Ocala, kaput.

  34. 100th Avatar August 6, 2021 at 11:33 am #

    “Reality, you might think, works in strange ways…”

    If you DuckDuckGo ‘Psychology Today/Gaslighting’, you will read pretty much what is occurring in our “reality” at present time.

    • MaryQueen August 6, 2021 at 11:44 am #

      Gaslighting, Double Think, touchless torture, they’re using it all.

    • Amman August 6, 2021 at 1:16 pm #

      Doesn’t mince words, does it?

  35. butter56 August 6, 2021 at 11:37 am #

    That was a very fine post Mr K

    • Beryl of Oyl August 6, 2021 at 12:13 pm #

      His posts have become like the Wells Fargo wagon.

      • Blackbird August 6, 2021 at 4:27 pm #

        Wells Fargo?? The stage coach driven by highwaymen?

        If I were to make another deposit in a Wells Fargo branch, it would consist of fertilizer and kerosene – and wouldn’t sit around collecting interest.

  36. thirdcoastlegend August 6, 2021 at 12:02 pm #

    France and Italy growing more retarded with Beer Flu restrictions:

    https://www.zerohedge.com/covid-19/france-italy-set-roll-out-increasingly-restrictive-covid-19-health-passes

    Aux armes citoyens!

    • Beryl of Oyl August 6, 2021 at 12:14 pm #

      I don’t know why, Australia’s are the most shocking to me.

      • Amman August 6, 2021 at 1:21 pm #

        Maybe because the restrictions are announced with a straight face and justified in a self-righteous manner.

        • abbybwood August 6, 2021 at 3:56 pm #

          I really liked the photo of the woman in the bikini on an Australian beach with helicopters flying overhead and a cop with an AK-47 near her ordering her to leave.

          I wonder if the same response would have been given to Kim Kardashian??

          • Amman August 6, 2021 at 8:33 pm #

            Now there’s a name.

          • Amman August 8, 2021 at 10:51 am #

            …But which photo is that? I hate AK-47’s.

  37. beantownbill. August 6, 2021 at 12:03 pm #

    My daughter owns an investment condo. She got a great deal purchasing it almost 2 years ago. Luckily for her, her mortgage is held by an extremely good lender (me) who has allowed her to suspend her monthly payments. Her HOA fees and taxes are not high. She did spend money fixing the place up, but because she’s concerned about a possible tenant deciding not to pay rent and she not able to evict, the place has been left vacant by her for a year and a half.

    She wanted a nice monthly net income for herself, and would have gotten it had the stupid eviction ban not been in place. She may never make up the monthly loss on rent for a long time, if ever. The good news is that she got such a good purchase price, that even if condo prices tank, she would make a great profit.

    I’m going to advise her soon she ought to sell, take the money and run. Knowing her, she won’t listen. If things keep getting worse, I’m going to insist she start paying the mortgage. That would anger her, but force her to sell. She will make out fine. I think she had this idea that she would be purchasing other properties and getting enough monthly income to support herself. As of now, I don’t think that will happen. Thanks, US government.

    • JohnAZ August 6, 2021 at 12:12 pm #

      BTB

      Ever watched Pacific Heights with Matthew Madine and Melanie Griffith.

      Every potential landlord should get to watch Michael Keaton destroy their “real estate investment”.

      • Beryl of Oyl August 6, 2021 at 12:17 pm #

        I cared more about the kitty than them.

      • beantownbill. August 6, 2021 at 12:17 pm #

        Yeah, I saw the movie. Scary.

    • Beryl of Oyl August 6, 2021 at 12:16 pm #

      There’s been a war on the self-reliant in this country.

      • cowbell81 August 6, 2021 at 12:25 pm #

        I once had gumption and desire to start my own little business, selling my wares in the town square. I never got around to that, regulatory red tape being what it is. Probably a good thing I never did purchase commercial property and try my hand at independent business. I would never dream of this now or recommend it, seeing that the government can come in and simply shutter your facility upon a whim.

        Best to hold onto everything you have and hope it can be useful at some point in the future when a barter economy takes root. Everything from a single nail, a pair of shoes, to an empty milk crate will have some kind of value. Don’t throw anything of use away because some things will simply never be made again.

    • 100th Avatar August 6, 2021 at 12:21 pm #

      VRBO

      provided it’s in a place worth caring about (visiting)

      • cowbell81 August 6, 2021 at 12:48 pm #

        Right, who possibly would want to own any property in a larger city? If I did I would put razor wire around it and use the soil for domestic gardening.

    • Amman August 6, 2021 at 1:23 pm #

      Great Dad!

  38. 100th Avatar August 6, 2021 at 12:10 pm #

    How many people know what Kayyem was up to?

    Ride-share start-ups.
    You will rent and you will be happy.
    Good bye personally owned vehicle.

    As I said ages ago, the future will make them a thing of the past.

    How many know what Kayyem’s husband was up to?

    Legalizing extrajudicial assassinations of Americans.

    Y’all
    have
    no
    idea

    • Not_GeorgeT August 6, 2021 at 12:39 pm #

      Due process out the window, habeas corpus suspended in dc, just the stuff currently floating to the surface.

      What lurks in the deeper recesses?

  39. debt August 6, 2021 at 12:49 pm #

    We will all have to duck when the shit hits the fan…

    • cowbell81 August 6, 2021 at 1:06 pm #

      Best to constantly just continue laying low. Just hoard everything up, care for yourself and your loved ones, and wait for local communities to coalesce again around a common core.

      • 100th Avatar August 6, 2021 at 2:21 pm #

        Common core helped get us into this mess

  40. SolarTermination August 6, 2021 at 1:06 pm #

    All apologies for posting this so many times, I am just doing what I feel is necessary to get the word out. The time to turn this ship around is about to run out, and if we do not act soon we are going to crash right through the rubicon and hit the brick wall of our demise at full velocity.

    ___________________

    The media – both news and entertainment – have now politicized nearly everything in our society as an extremely powerful mechanism of control.

    Most humans emotionally connect their personal belief system to the belief system of their political party, and so then any attack on their party – legitimate or otherwise – is interpreted by their brain as an attack on themselves. Reason and logic then jump out the nearest window as raw emotion takes the helm.

    This is an extremely damaging and regrettable exploit of human nature. Worse, this exploit is as easy to execute as flipping a light switch for the majority of the population.

    The largest PSYOP in history is unfolding right before our eyes, armed with incalculable amounts of human behavior data collected from internet and smart phone usage geared toward manipulating us to walk in lock-step into the incinerator of our own destruction.

    We’re dealing with a captured media and the transparently obvious military grade psychological operations they are relentlessly employing, the millions of sheep that believe their every obvious lie and preach it as gospel, and their near total obliviousness to the self-evident fact that this plandemic is a blatant takeover of the world by a handful of psychopaths.

    Here are two essential articles detailing how politicians hack our brains with fear as a means of political control:

    http://libertymcg.com/2013/07/23/this-is-your-brain-on-terrorism/

    https://www.serendipity.li/agamben-biosecurity-and-politics.htm

    If you found this information useful, please share it with this link:

    http://tritorch.com/folly

    • MaryQueen August 6, 2021 at 2:18 pm #

      Thank you for posting.

      Having learned so much about MKUltra mind control (a program the CIA has always used), I started recognizing the pattern when they began using the tactics on the public, via movies, TV, news, mainstream media, social media, etc.

      I noticed it before the plandemic hit, but they ratcheted it up to 11 at that time and it keeps getting more and more surreal.

      Gaslighting is its most noticeable vehicle but of course there are many elements of psychological torture and manipulation occurring.

      I am glad I can see it, I am sad that most can’t. If I hadn’t been so curious after 9/11 and learned about the psychotics in charge, I could be one of the ones still stuck in the Truman Show. Man are they in for a huge awakening.

      • Night Owl August 6, 2021 at 2:59 pm #

        I find the predictive-programming pretty interesting these days. They use it all the time.

        One particularly hilarious example was over at Pockets of the Future. He had a clip from some stupid fashion/makeover show where they had a model come out wearing a medical-looking facemask, and the model’s name was Kovid.

        I can’t remember how old the clip was, but it preceded the Covid Hoax by at least 5-6 years.

        LOL.

        • SolarTermination August 6, 2021 at 7:17 pm #

          Night Owl, I wasn’t aware of the Kovid, thanks for the tip I will check into that.

          It’s becoming more and more obvious that most entertainment these days is nothing more than the pied piper of the New World Order.

          https://www.bitchute.com/video/Hl1OZAByu68W/

        • MaryQueen August 6, 2021 at 8:32 pm #

          I saw that!! And he’s also posted about 20 other ones. Some movie starring John Kusak as the bad guy, the plot was a fake pandemic with the vaccine as the savior but of course it was deadly! I mean come on! I don’t know why people don’t get this.

      • SolarTermination August 6, 2021 at 7:15 pm #

        “I noticed it before the plandemic hit, but they ratcheted it up to 11 at that time and it keeps getting more and more surreal.

        Gaslighting is its most noticeable vehicle but of course there are many elements of psychological torture and manipulation occurring.”

        You are 100% correct. The PSYOP has gotten so glaringly over the top now it feels as if I am living in a cartoon… and almost nobody can see it except a few of us.

        • MaryQueen August 6, 2021 at 8:33 pm #

          If I didn’t have the existential dread it would be hilarious, since not much has really hit me personally yet, except my work requiring masks and vaxx (won’t be going back).

          • SolarTermination August 6, 2021 at 11:54 pm #

            MaryQueen, all of this clicked home for me last May, and I went through a horrible period of extreme dread that lasted all summer, so I can certainly relate.

    • JTinMD August 6, 2021 at 3:08 pm #

      It was ever thus.

  41. cowbell81 August 6, 2021 at 1:40 pm #

    This article pretty much lays out the glaring hypocrisy on Cum-Cum-Cuomo and his DemocRAT ilk for all to see:

    https://www.newsweek.com/democrats-hypocrisy-now-impossible-ignore-opinion-1616909?amp=1

  42. Amman August 6, 2021 at 1:46 pm #

    Covid-security is beginning to look more like an international Clusterfuck than anything else.

  43. BackRowHeckler August 6, 2021 at 1:50 pm #

    Jim

    Distinguished Congresswoman Cori Bush begs to differ with you; in her opinion, from here on in, rent should be free. What’s more, just yesterday she stated heat and utility bills should be picked up by the govt. Everything should be free, apparently.

    • malthuss August 6, 2021 at 2:27 pm #

      What race is Ms Bush?

      huh.

    • MaryQueen August 6, 2021 at 2:49 pm #

      People like Cori are evil to the core. They understand full well what total government control means. Pee in a cup for us every day, test for covid 5x a day, your movements are restricted, etc. in exchange for rent.

    • Wizard of the Saddle August 6, 2021 at 7:57 pm #

      Can anyone here honestly believe that this “creature” actually sits and votes in the Congress of the United States of America?

      At this point we could apparently seat my German Shepherd as a voting member of Congress and the only effect it would have on the decision making process up there is to raise the average IQ for that not-so-august body.

    • Amman August 8, 2021 at 11:05 am #

      Bush: They would rather I die? You would rather me die? Is that what you want to see? You want to see me die? You know, because that could be the alternative. So either I spent $70,000 on private security over the last few months, and I’m here standing now and able to speak, able to help save 11 million people from being evicted. Or – I could possibly have a death attempt on my life.

      I don’t know anything about her but her position fits with the times.

  44. Hardrock August 6, 2021 at 2:07 pm #

    Great article….

    My own take on the National Debt and I ain’t talkin’ money!

    Anyone else remember the “Trillion Dollar Coin” idea? When that started, they thought one coin might suffice!

    Here’s the essay….actually a journal entry: https://borderlandjournal.com/august-2021/

  45. 100th Avatar August 6, 2021 at 2:19 pm #

    They had to suspend the doomsday clock.
    Ran out of time I guess

    But the debt clock keeps chugging
    No limits

    Then there is the climate clock

    we’re at 1 Biden and 1/2 Kamala ’til game time.

    • cowbell81 August 6, 2021 at 2:29 pm #

      Haha! Time to simply disconnect the clock and replace it with a sundial.

    • BackRowHeckler August 6, 2021 at 4:24 pm #

      “It was a bright cold day in April, and the clock was striking 13.”

      First line of ‘1984’.

      There’s your doomsday clock.

  46. 100th Avatar August 6, 2021 at 2:28 pm #

    Those actually running the Bidet regime want 50% of vehicles to be electric in less than 9 years.

    An impossibility. Clearly.

    We all know the demand for the resources to manufacture them will drive prices out of reach. For the many.

    And Happy Motoring, for the common man, will finally come to an end.

    That is, unless, you are happy motoring in the passenger seat of an autonomous subscription vehicle.

    • cowbell81 August 6, 2021 at 2:31 pm #

      There is always the old stand by of throwing that thumb out and hitchhiking. Personally, I wouldn’t mind riding the rails where I need to go. Just got to watch out for the bulls in the local railyard. Need to come up with a good Hobo name too, Cowbell Willy should suffice.

    • stelmosfire August 6, 2021 at 2:45 pm #

      Cart before the horse. The grid could never handle it. Those EV’s better have treads and skis around here because the electric plow trucks ain’t gonna’ push shit for snow. Once we cool the climate down we’ll be getting twice as much of the white stuff. The law of unintended consequences.

    • BackRowHeckler August 6, 2021 at 2:51 pm #

      Yeah I was reading about the much touted F-150`EV. It seems possibly we are being sold a bill of goods. The 400 mile range per charge Ford is claiming is attained under optimal conditions, on a hard, flat surface, at 68°F, on a sunny day. As soon as you have to use windshield wipers, the heater, AC, tow a trailer or haul a load under real world conditions, that 400 mile range drops precipitously (by as much as 66%) Also, the $49000 price point is not realistic, that’s a stripped down, barebones model; $75,000-$90,000 will be more like it.

      Automobiles will become unaffordable for most people IMHO. Of course the Climate Czar and head of your local EPA enforcement bureau will still be zipping around in gasoline powered SUVs and slick BMWs. The rest of us will be riding on the Electric Bus, which breaks down frequently, and is currently out of service because of another blackout or brownout.

      • elysianfield August 6, 2021 at 10:26 pm #

        “The rest of us will be riding on the Electric Bus, which breaks down frequently, and is currently out of service because of another blackout or brownout.”

        BRH,
        But…but how will we get to the next Treasury Auction?

  47. U R IntheVillage August 6, 2021 at 2:44 pm #

    This whole idea of Constitutional government only works if people agree to play by the rules. Biden et al just displayed their refusal to play by the rules – blatantly ignoring the Supreme Court. Since they own the enforcement arm of the judicial branch, and own enough of the legislative branch to keep any legislative enforcement from being enacted, the rules of the game have been nullified.

    And surprise, surprise, they apparently also own the leadership of the military. At one time, we might have expected them to intervene if things ever got bad enough. Not going to happen. Impeachment is impossible since they own the House of Representatives.

    We are therefore living in the equivalent of a nascent monarchy or dictatorship. But we don’t really know who is animating the brain-dead cadaver nominally occupying the office of President. Hard to fight the enemy you can’t see.

    Like it or not, it is now a free-for-all. Make of it what you will.

    • BackRowHeckler August 6, 2021 at 2:58 pm #

      Well, currently the Joint Chiefs are busy rooting out from the ranks straight white Christian men who might have voted for President Trump (and therefore are politically unreliable), also, ensuring that every service member who wants a sex change operation, can get a sex change operation.

      My God man, how much can Sec. Austin and General Milkey do; they’re only human.

      Brh

    • Epicur August 6, 2021 at 3:45 pm #

      “This whole idea of Constitutional government only works if people agree to play by the rules.”

      True.

      “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” – John Adams

      The Constitution and the Republic have been reduced to memes to be displayed on the propaganda networks. They no longer function.

  48. wm5135 August 6, 2021 at 2:48 pm #

    “At some point we may need to revisit exactly what we mean when we use the word debt.” JHK

    Just exactly who is this “we” referring to?

  49. JTinMD August 6, 2021 at 3:28 pm #

    I’m 62 years old, and I guess I’m not gonna get the comfy retirement as “promised.” Actually, I’m not as bummed out as you might expect. If I play my cards right, I still might be able to enjoy the show, in a twisted kinda way. But try as I might, I just can’t see even a bumpy landing, let alone a soft one. Mentally, at least for me, that’s very hard to deal with. Is that why we’re all here, talking it out, searching and hoping for some light at the end of this tunnel? I haven’t done it yet, but I must choose a new path. The one I’m on ain’t gonna pay off, I’m afraid.

    Thanks, James! And thanks to all CFN commenters, for helping me sort my thoughts and challenge my beliefs and assumptions. 🙂

    • JTinMD August 6, 2021 at 3:30 pm #

      And for the entertainment value!

    • Rulo Deschamps August 6, 2021 at 4:41 pm #

      JTin, best of luck to you. I’m also grateful to JHK and commenters for dissecting a complex reality for me.

    • KappaJoe August 6, 2021 at 5:02 pm #

      I hear you. Even though I paid in all my working life, I never had much faith in the viability of Medicare, but now I wouldn’t touch their services with a ten-foot pole while socially distancing the required six feet. Maybe that was always the plan.

      The evaporation of pensions is one big market crash away (the global bond markets are already toast, especially in Europe and Japan).

      Social Security still functions, but depends on the viability of the US Dollar, yet they’re working furiously to undermine even that.

      I’d say get debt free, but I’m not sure it even matters. As JHK would often say, maybe we’ve arrived very near the point where nothing matters and anything goes.

      Perhaps the most sensible strategy is to get and stay healthy so that one can react quickly and sensibly to the unfolding milieu. And, as we have recently experienced, THEY are working overtime to ensure the maximum number are sickly or dying from the injection(s) or constrained in multiple ways for not accepting it.

      • JTinMD August 7, 2021 at 10:13 am #

        All that and so much more, KJ.

        I daydream about a happy homestead far from the madding crowd, but I just can’t believe in it. Humans have to live in groups, and if you isolate yourself, one of those groups is gonna find you soon enough. So I always end up thinking about how to be very mobile instead. Now you see me, now you don’t.

    • WilbursHuman August 6, 2021 at 8:22 pm #

      Don’t feel like, the only duck in the pond Mister !!!!!!!!!

      62 too, world fell out from under me 3 yrs ago……….

      Ain’t NO Country, For old men !!!!!!!

      just happy to be Alive !!

  50. Chippenhook August 6, 2021 at 3:31 pm #

    With it having been clearly established that renters can be deemed entitled to live rent-free almost indefinitely and that the homeless are entitled to live pretty much anywhere that can be construed as public property, my mind keeps coming back to a Matt Bracken book (I forget which one) where the govt. forces people with extra space in their homes to take in illegals and the poor.

    As far fetched as that sounded back when I read the book, and even today perhaps, I can’t help but wonder if all we need to get there is the right national emergency, Look at how they seized upon covid to achieve various items on their wish list. Much of what is happening today in society was unthinkable just a few short years ago, yet here we are.

    How long before we are at the point that single family homes are added to the white supremacist patriarchy list of sins?

    • cowbell81 August 6, 2021 at 3:34 pm #

      This issue has already been raised to a degree in the following request from a BLM activist:

      ““Give Up The Home You Own”: Black Lives Matter Leader Has 10 Requests For White People”

      https://allthatsinteresting.com/chanelle-helm-black-lives-matter

      • Blackbird August 6, 2021 at 4:45 pm #

        I only have one request for BLM…

    • Wizard of the Saddle August 6, 2021 at 8:03 pm #

      Damn.

      Don’t give them any ideas.

      I really……REALLY……don’t want to have to ventilate a herd of squatter wannabee with my rifle.

      Invading my country = Very Bad and lamentable.

      Invading my house = Death penalty offense.

    • Yohannon August 6, 2021 at 8:20 pm #

      Same thing in Raspail’s “Camp of the Saints”. White Frenchies were ordered to take in a minority to live with them. Black Frenchies volunteered, so people wouldn’t have to take in the new darkies.

    • JTinMD August 7, 2021 at 10:19 am #

      That scene where Zhivago finally returns home from the wars to find his once lovely town home is now a dilapidated, chopped up rooming house for dozens of starving comrades is illustrative.

      • Chippenhook August 7, 2021 at 6:36 pm #

        The question then is what kind of disaster might trigger govt.-mandated taking into private homes of “refugees”, not knowing of course who that refugee group might consist of.

        A total opening of the southern border so that instead of 2 million or so a year coming in, it suddenly morphs into 20 million a year? I suspect there are some who would stop at nothing to undo what is left of the Eurocentric culture in this country, even if they haven’t voiced it openly.

        A significant grid take down of major urban areas? What makes me think of this one is about 15 years ago I was part of my then town’s emergency preparedness group. The State had my small town of 5,000 in Western, MA designated in its plan to take in 50,000 people from the Boston area if it ever had to be evacuated. Of course the State plan had no provision for how to house or feed those people, at least not anything they told us. Amongst ourselves we talked of how we would block all of the entrances into town before we’d willingly let the town be over run in that manner.

  51. Chippenhook August 6, 2021 at 3:44 pm #

    In the same theme as my last post about private property, with history being rewritten to fit the new wokedom religion, how far off are we from historical societies being condemned as part of the white supremacist patriarchy? Of genealogy as a hobby being condemned as part of the same? Both hobbies can be the keeper of historical truths that are now frowned upon as non-compliant with woke mandates.

    Actual history that reminds people our country and founding culture has its primary roots in England is not what a lot of people want to hear anymore. The rest of the world added their piece to the melting pot (a term surely to earn demerit points now I am sure) but the US emerged out of England nonetheless.

    • Islander August 6, 2021 at 6:29 pm #

      Chippenhook,

      I just read something relevant to your point.

      I was browsing through a bio of Lafayette to find info on what happened to him and his family during the Terror phase of the FRench Revolution.

      He was imprisoned in an Austrian garrison in Moravia. Meanwhile his wife tried to survive and guard their children’s lives at their family seat in Chavaniac. Here, “as Adrienne watched in horror, [the vigilance committee] burned all papers, documents, and other materials ‘in any way tainted wtih the spirit of feudalism,’ including precious deeds, baptismal certificates, and portraits of Lafayette’s forebears—all evidence that an aristocracy had ever existed and owned the chateau and lands.” Then the family and family priest were taken away in a tumbrel to await the guillotine in Paris . . . “With vigilance committees controlling most of France, resistance to the revolution collapsed” (Harlow Giles Unger, Lafayette, p. 300).

      So one might wonder who puts together the “vigilance committees” first?

      I am horrified that any modern pundit or writer or editor would appropriate the name Jacobin. Yet there is one:
      https://jacobinmag.com/

      And how about that? They have a lead story titled “We Need a World Without Landlords.” Hm. I wonder where the owners of this magazine live.

      • JTinMD August 7, 2021 at 10:24 am #

        Three yuuuge differences between then and now:

        TV
        Internet
        Mass private gun ownership in the hinterlands

        • Epicur August 7, 2021 at 11:32 am #

          But the biggest difference is the lack of a distributed supply system with essential goods sourced at local levels. Nowadays the mass of people are completely dependent on a complex, non-local system where 18 wheelers must deliver to the back of the stores and plastic cards (or fiat money) are used to allow people to go out the front door with their daily bread.

          That dependence, along with dependence on water, sewer, and power systems, constitutes the power of the central authority over the masses.

        • Islander August 8, 2021 at 1:29 pm #

          My point was a narrow one, not relating to society in general, distribution systems, the internet, or anythying else at all.

          My only point was the destruction of historical records by the Jacobins to destroy the history that they wanted, by fiat, to deny and expunge.

          That was all.

  52. cowbell81 August 6, 2021 at 4:08 pm #

    The only reason Whites can study genealogy is because accurate records were kept and preserved by the families. Blacks did not have this luxury due to the slave trade.

    Here is a good article about that very subject:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2019/12/13/dark-side-our-genealogy-craze/

    Nobody wants to study history and understand the truth, because the truth might hurt. Better put trigger warnings on everything.

    • Night Owl August 6, 2021 at 4:28 pm #

      What about the Barbary Coast in the early 1600s?

      I demand knowledge of my European ancestors from the period, and if I can’t have that, USD 10 million will suffice.

      Thank you for your time.

      • Blackbird August 6, 2021 at 4:51 pm #

        Yeah, how many of my Irish ancestors were enslaved by Africans? Apparently enough of them to dissuade those who later made the crossing – indebted and under duress – from buying Africans to keep as pets once they made it to the promised land.

        • Islander August 6, 2021 at 6:39 pm #

          Blackbird,

          The case of the Irish in the USA is interesting to me because they had been so trampled on by the Anglo owners of Ireland that they were really in terrible, terrible shape—huddled in unheated huts, wearing rags. Descriptions and also graphics of the day (pre-photography) of peasants in, say, the west of Ireland is just totally shocking. And when these people got to the USA they were treated terribly and viewed as basically Untermenschen and were thus depicted in American newspapers, again, engravings, and things, not photos. I am talking about those who came in the latter half of the 19th C (not the so-called Scots-Irish of the d18th C). Definitely comparable to the way AFrican Americans were viewed, also in the post=bellem North.

          But the Irish did manage to work their way into the service classes such as the police and domestic service, and thence into middle-class society. Largely they gained political clout through big city Democratic political machines.

          • Blackbird August 6, 2021 at 10:02 pm #

            Back in the 12th century, a member of my mother’s mother’s family went to Ireland to fight, among others, members of my father’s mother’s family.

            Both families also chose the same location when they arrived on this side of the ocean: Brookline, Massachusetts; Ma’s family beating Dad’s by about 200 years. I wouldn’t be surprised if Dad’s ancestors came here as cargo in ships owned by Ma’s family.

        • Yohannon August 6, 2021 at 8:26 pm #

          The Irish were in both the North and South. In the South, they were among the slave owners, probably Protestants who came earlier.

          The later Catholics in the North were being taken off the ships and pressed into military service against the South. They rioted and killed hundreds of Blacks, the so called draft riot.

          Your standard of virtue, “Good people like Blacks”, is pure political correctness, the harbinger of Globalism.

          • Islander August 6, 2021 at 9:40 pm #

            Yo,

            “Your standard of virtue, “Good people like Blacks”, is pure political correctness, the harbinger of Globalism.

            You said this, not me.

            Don’t put words into my mouth.

          • Yohannon August 6, 2021 at 11:07 pm #

            It is your standard. Jefferson wanted them sent away. You disagree with the quintessential American Sage – as do all the “fine” people.

            You’re not for Nations, not really. Yet you don’t like Globalism? Your standard is the Liberalism of the late 20th Century, I imagine, before it took the sharp left turn. But make no mistake, the culture of your birth was already deeply corrupt and dying.

            To will the end is to will the means. If you don’t will the means, you don’t really will the End. If you want a Nation, then you have to do what is necessary to create and maintain one. The Founders did, conquering and displacing the Indians. Now we apologize and bow to them.

          • Yohannon August 6, 2021 at 11:34 pm #

            Actually I think I was replying to Blackbird, but no matter: You all believe it. You all think that huge numbers of utterly alien peoples – even ones who hate each other, lol – can live in the same polity, and that doing so is the height of civic virtue.

            The Crazies didn’t spring out of the ground out of nothing. All y’all helped prepare the soil for them, sowing the bone seeds into the soil of a dying nation. Cuz the above belief is utterly mad…..

            We learned nothing from Black Slavery because we then brought in another hostile people, one with deep grievances against us, namely the Mexicans.

          • Blackbird August 7, 2021 at 12:20 am #

            Yo, I think you were replying to Islander. But sure, I’ll go a round or two.

            In other words, you think we should round up everyone in this country, not racially pure, and ship them off to wherever the higher authority determines they belong. This will never happen. Aliens are as likely to arrive just in the nick of time to save us from ourselves. We can’t all get along. Neither can we self-segregate. Shall we discuss the stegosaur ranch I was going to build if only the damned things hadn’t gone extinct?

            Or is this your means of damning the rest of us for pissing in the pool? Yo stands alone upon the summit of righteous indignation. It’s your look, I’ll give you that. We had a country once. It didn’t survive to nationhood. From the beginning it nursed a cancer.

            We have thousands of years of history we can discuss. But they seem to lead to a stump in the not-to-distant future.

          • Yohannon August 7, 2021 at 11:50 am #

            Mono-ethnic is the absolute best. Mono-racial at the very least, that being necessary but not sufficient. We had to get all the European groups on the same page culturally. That wasn’t easy, but there was material to work with as they were all Christian, traditional, and being of the same race – sharing something of the same temperment broadly speaking.

            The Blacks were always the cancer, yes. The alien entity within the social body. Jefferson wanted to perform surgery and remove them – surely you agree that would have been best for Us, right? And that’s the question a nations asks after all.

            But perhaps you want us to suffer for the sin of enslaving them? Is this your post-Christian conscience acting up? Group sin and the need for eternal penance and reparation? That’s a cancer too…..

            Originally I was responding to you. Then Islander jumped in and I responded to her, now I’m responding to you. As I said, you all believe (feel) the same thing, even if unconsciously. I try to bring this malignant complex up to the light of consciousness so it can be destroyed.

            OF COURSE it’s too late to remove them. But if you can’t agree that would have been best, then by the same token you won’t be able to see the best thing to do now, namely separation on the North American Continent and/or within the boundaries of the Former United States.

            A country is just a former nation that didn’t keep itself pure. A little empire that instead of conquering, got conquered. And of course classically, both things occurring. Conquering and then swamped by its subject peoples.

            Orban is the sign of contradiction and that’s why you (generic) hate him. You say it’s not possible. Yet he does it. So? So you’re wrong. It is not only ideal, but possible. Right Legion? Right?

          • Blackbird August 7, 2021 at 11:55 pm #

            Yo,

            Ok, good, you gave me something to work with here – maybe too much.

            The cancer. That was, in my opinion many things, but I’ll give you the top 3: Slavery, Capitalism, Democracy. All connected together like a barrel of monkeys.

            Do I want us to suffer for the sins of our fathers? Hell no. Didn’t some influential drifter tell us a couple of millennia ago that law is no longer in effect?

            “…you all believe (feel) the same thing”. There you go – the hand-feeding of words – wouldn’t be a thorough Yoho post without it. I don’t believe anything. Belief says, “I know” when I really don’t. I know I don’t know so I certainly can’t caulk that gap with belief. Now try to find anyone who agrees with me – there goes your “you all”.

            What do you do with slaves when society evolves to the point that it’s no longer acceptable? You bought ‘em, you brought ‘em, you freed ‘em, they’re yours, your fellow citizens now.

            Obviously it’s too simple to say slaves never should have been brought here. The world was a cruder place back then, slavery was an accepted part of life. Neither can we condemn those founding fathers who tried to adhere to their all men created equal myth, by allowing slaves to be freed, and as freemen (cough, cough) to not be booted out of the country in which they were born. They were trying to rise above their crude nature. So here we are.

            It would be nice if we could self-segregate, but that won’t happen. The Aryan Nation smack up against Wakanda – peacefully, with Rainbow Land squeezed somewhere in the squishy middle – Maryland maybe? Rainbow Land being almost as white as The Aryan Nation, but hoping a little color will show up soon.

            I neither like nor dislike Orban. He could be an obnoxious jerk with bad breath, but if he is promoting the well-being of his nation, then I think that’s a good thing. I happen to think he is doing the right thing for Hungary – and Hungarians – with his immigration policies and his attitude toward the EU and the Gay Crusade. Don’t like his strongman tendencies, but I realize my standards are too high.

            Are you calling me “Legion”? I am not many…

          • Islander August 8, 2021 at 1:32 pm #

            Yo,

            YOu have no idea what I think or what my “standards” are.

            Such a stupid comment.

      • Rulo Deschamps August 6, 2021 at 8:47 pm #

        Owl, re Barbary Coast. Europeans were enslaved in their hundreds of thousands by Ottoman Turks and their vassals for centuries. Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, author of “Don Quixote de la Mancha”, was one such slave at one point.

        • Blackbird August 6, 2021 at 10:38 pm #

          The scene and cause of Uncle Sam’s very first foreign military adventure – and our only justified foreign military adventure.

          • Rulo Deschamps August 7, 2021 at 11:05 am #

            The Barbary Coast of our first foreign adventure gave us the line “to the shores of Tripoli”. The Ottoman Empire still existed in the 1800’s but I’m not sure if present day Libya was under its control – it sure was back in the 1600’s, as the whole coast of North Africa, Palestine, and large chunks of southern Europe.

            They were stopped in Vienna in the 1700’s I think, started a long decline and disappeared from history after WW1. Present day Turkey is but a small core of what that empire once was.

            Ottomans were a multiculti civilization, with a twist: you want your own culture? Fine as long as you pay for it. Jews, Christians, Bedouin, all accepted as long as taxes were collected in a timely fashion.

            Also famous for their cruelty.

        • Yohannon August 6, 2021 at 11:38 pm #

          Those weren’t Turks, but Tunisian and Algerian Arabs I believe. Maybe they were under Turkish influence, not sure. The Turks were doing much the same in the Balkans of course.

          All we needed to know about Islam was available right there. But we fucking forgot. The nature of Man is to forget. Culture is supposed to be about remembering things like that. That’s why history is such an important part of culture.

          • Blackbird August 7, 2021 at 12:01 am #

            Not Arabs, Berbers. Barbary Coast. White folks with roots in the Mediterranean littoral. They left Africa – but came back.

            The Arabs brought Islam. The Turks brought a brief period of being part of something bigger. The Ottomans bit off more than they could chew, but they swallowed it anyway and took another helping. That’s why we rest our feet on them now.

          • Rulo Deschamps August 7, 2021 at 11:07 am #

            Yeah, vassal states and tribes. Allowed a measure of independence in exchange for hefty tributes.

          • Yohannon August 7, 2021 at 1:14 pm #

            Maybe, but the Arabs massively colonized all of that area.

          • Blackbird August 7, 2021 at 11:58 pm #

            Arabia never supported a dense population, for obvious reasons. While Arabs drove Islamic expansion across a wide geographic area, their genetic contribution was small. The jar of Arab peanut butter is much too small to spread thickly across the hot sands of the Islamic world.

          • Islander August 8, 2021 at 1:34 pm #

            “Those weren’t Turks, but Tunisian and Algerian Arabs I believe. Maybe they were under Turkish influence, not sure. ”

            Why don’t you learn some history before flapping your jaws?

        • Night Owl August 7, 2021 at 4:13 am #

          Yes, that is what I was referring to. I demand my reparations. Where is the NAAWEBCP?

          • Rulo Deschamps August 7, 2021 at 11:12 am #

            Owl, what is incredible is that nobody mentions the fact that every race and culture has skeletons in the closet.

            Every one has had slaves or been slaves themselves throughout history.

            Lemmings are now convinced that European peoples are responsible for every damn thing that ever happened. The other 85% of humanity, blameless, angels of mercy.

          • Night Owl August 7, 2021 at 7:03 pm #

            Yes, Rulo. It is because they cannot critically think.

            These days, all that seems to matter is a piece of paper.

            Back in my uni days we all used to joke that all that mattered was that we paid our tuition. You pay money to move into the next socioeconomic class.

            Virtually anything one learns in the classroom is better learned in practice and situations where one must actually think and come up with solutions.

            The propaganda disseminated during this hoax is so easily dismantled that it is hard to fathom how it works, outside of the emotional aspect.

          • Blackbird August 8, 2021 at 12:00 am #

            Lemmings hate us now too? Fucking rodents. At least they don’t move into my house in the winter.

    • Islander August 7, 2021 at 7:49 am #

      Re slave trade and genealogy,

      So if they had stayed in Africa they would have been able to trace their genealogy? I suppose there are tribal traditions that “place” one in clan history, etc. If one wasn’t enslaved by an Arab or by another neighboring tribe.

      Many, many docs have been destroyed at various points in time, in order to obliterate personal and other history. Also through wars. Such as WW2. Revolutionaries and Jacobins aim to preserve certain records and destroy others. Call it evidence.

      Record keeping and registries of various sorts of information on private citizens/subjects have always been a double-edged sword, and, obviously, continue to be. Centralization of personal records seems to one of the first orders of business for national states as they coalesce.

  53. BackRowHeckler August 6, 2021 at 4:27 pm #

    You mean they can’t access the detailed and well kept records in Angola, the Congo, and Uganda?

  54. laceration August 6, 2021 at 4:41 pm #