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The War Against Us

“We now live in a nation where doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, universities destroy knowledge, governments destroy freedom, the press destroys information, religion destroys morals, and our banks destroy our economy ” – Chris Hedges

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    The question you might ask these days: how did we weaponize everything in American life against ourselves? Can you name an institution that is not at war with the people of this land? The exact mechanisms for all that bad faith stand in plain sight these days, and persons responsible can be easily identified. What’s missing are discernible motives. For now, it just looks like the greatest collective act of ass-covering in history.

     It’s pretty clear, for instance, that all the criminal misconduct in the FBI / DOJ — continuing to this moment — emanates from the years-long effort to cover up the seditious campaign to nullify Donald Trump starting well before Nov. 8, 2016. All the players in the agencies, and their news media accomplices, stand to lose at least their reputations, if the public cared about how dishonestly they acted. Many of those still working would lose their jobs and their livelihoods too, and quite a few would lose their freedom in prison. So, their motive to keep up the skullduggery is simple self-preservation.

     The Covid-19 pandemic looks like a pretty large-scale racketeering operation gone awry with plenty to hide. You have the reckless, symbiotic relations between the US public health bureaucracy and the pharmaceutical companies, and tons of money at stake, plus the colossal ego of hapless Dr. Anthony Fauci wishing to pose as an historic world-saver, another Louis Pasteur or Alexander Fleming. And then you have the amazingly foolish act of imposing an untested, dangerous “vaccine” on the world, and years of lying and covering-up its repercussions of injury and death. And then the opaque and nefarious roles of other actors in the story ranging from the CCP to the WEF to the Bill Gates and George Soros empires of money in what looks like genocide.

     It’s harder to unpack the enigma of the obviously unfit “Joe Biden” getting installed in the White House. My guess: the Obama claque behind him knew that “JB” was easily manipulable, and that his lame rivals, Klobuchar, Buttigieg, Liz Warren, and especially the proud socialist Bernie Sanders, could not be counted on to do exactly what they were told. The Obama claque especially needed a president to appoint agency heads who would cover-up its creation of an Intel Community Frankenstein, and all that monster has inflicted on the American public.

     Of course, the main device the claque had for pulling “Joe Biden’s” strings was the flagrant record of his many years of bribery and treason. The major effort to cover-up all that criminality was the DOJ and FBI’s suppression since 2019 of the Hunter Biden laptop, and the most stunning upshot was that the incendiary evidence of bribery and treason came out anyway, because so many copies of the laptop’s hard-drive got distributed. And absolutely nothing was ever done about it, nor about the actual persons — Christopher Wray, William Barr, and Merrick Garland — who worked to squash it, making themselves accomplices to ongoing bribery and treason.

      All this criminal misconduct is connected in a foul matrix of lawbreaking. The fact-patterns are well-established. Dozens of excellent books have catalogued the misdeed of RussiaGate and scores of websites daily dissect the shady intrigues around the “vaccine” crusade. The infamies of gross election interference have been systematically laid-out in the Twitter Files of the past two months. Many books, published essays, and videos substantiate the reality of massive ballot fraud in 2020 and 2022, including the felonious role of Mark Zuckerberg’s front org, the Center for Tech and Civic Life, and the election law manipulations of Lawfare goblin Marc Elias.

      There’s an understandable wish that upcoming hearings in Congress will lead to a reckoning for all of this. To banish consequence from public life, as we have done, is a pretty grave insult to nature, but who can tell whether accountability might restore our institutions at this point. We may be too far gone. The US is visibly collapsing now: our economy, our financial arrangements, our culture, our influence in world affairs, and our basic consensus about reality. We’re entering a phase of disorder and hardship that is likely to moot the further depredations of a government at war with its people. For one thing, it’s becoming impossible to pretend that this vicious leviathan has the money to carry on because the money is only pretending to be money.

      It’s no wonder that the collective ability for sense-making has failed. It will be quickly restored by each of us in the scramble to survive these disorders and hardships. The bewildering hypotheticals of recent years begin to dissolve like mist on the mountain and things come back into focus: your health, your daily bread, your shelter, your associations with other people close to you, your values, and most of all the power of your own choices. Nature, much insulted and maligned, will sort out the rest.


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1,091 Responses to “The War Against Us”

  1. RaymondR January 30, 2023 at 9:58 am #

    Good post JHK and a good summary of the current racket. I wonder if the phenomenon of emergent properties in systems is best explanation for the drift of politics towards absurd levels of both corruption and incompetence. Who needs a conspiracy when you have an attitude.

    • Walter B January 30, 2023 at 10:53 am #

      “Nature, much insulted and maligned, will sort out the rest.”

      Jim is correct for in nature there are no rewards, there are no punishments, there are only consequences.

      When we ask ourselves how did all this happen, how did all these failures and agendas all seem to come together to combine and make the total clusterfuck of a mess that we have today, you really have to reexamine the prophetic in Matthew 24:

      “And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains.

      At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold,

      How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers! For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now—and never to be equaled again.”

      You may believe in the word as the Truth or not, but it is apparent that there are those in high places that do believe or are following the word as a script for it is playing out just as it was written.

      • Paula D January 30, 2023 at 11:55 am #

        It’ll be worse for mothers who bottle feed. After Katrina I didn’t think that any sensible woman would choose to leave her infant’s survivability to the known criminal Nestle, but I was wrong.

        We saw the formula shortage of last year leaving a bunch of babies without the chemical concoction they call “formula”.

        OK then, lesson learned again.

        Ha, ha, just kidding. Americans are stupid.

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          • redrock January 30, 2023 at 12:18 pm #

            where did this guy come from???

          • Ancianoloco January 30, 2023 at 2:17 pm #

            You know collapse is coming when garbage like you is allowed to post on this site.

        • SW January 30, 2023 at 12:44 pm #

          Nestles is infamous for the old bait and switch routine too. An ad campaign encouraged women to give their babies formula rather than breast feed. When the price went up, mothers couldn’t afford full strength and so diluted it, causing malnutrition.

          “The Nestlé infant formula, however, wrought horrible effects in Africa, South America, and south Asian countries. Lost lives linked to Nestlé baby formula skyrocketed, culminating in a Nestlé boycott during the 1970s. The boycott didn’t end the problem but rather spurred the call for international formula standards.”

          Nestlé accomplished this in three ways, said New Internationalist:

          Creating a need where none existed.
          Convincing consumers the products were indispensable.
          Linking products with the most desirable and unattainable concepts—then giving a sample.

          • farmgal January 30, 2023 at 5:28 pm #

            @SW interesting info thanks. I was raised on Carnation evaporated milk and corn syrup. No wonder I was so chubby as a baby.

            Mr sister works at her county health department as a breastfeeding counselor for the WIC group. Guess the government would rather have them nurse than have to pay for formula.

          • Paula D January 31, 2023 at 11:58 am #

            I was raised on corn syrup and evaporated milk also.

            Note that during the infamous formula shortage the media warned mothers not to make their own formula.

            It was too dangerous!! You had to have the corporation do it.

            It is official government policy to have mothers breastfeed, even though it is unprofitable for the formula companies.
            The official government policy is ignored by the formula companies, of course, and the hospitals who receive free formula to hand out to new mothers. Once the mothers and babies start out on formula in the first days, it can be difficult to switch over to breastfeeding.
            So the official policy doesn’t really mean much.

          • Paula D January 31, 2023 at 12:00 pm #

            The other way that formula killed babies in the third world was the water supply, as we talked about elsewhere.

            Mixing the formula with contaminated water killed a lot of babies.

          • Jarek February 1, 2023 at 1:36 pm #

            Abortion kills babies too. But that’s ok? Because women want it?

      • hortonz January 30, 2023 at 1:46 pm #

        My own Canadian government, led by Margaret’s Precocious Boy Justin, has been the biggest Ukraine cheerleader of all surpassing even the most unhinged Democrats and CNN in sheer vitriol for The Great Satan. Aided and abetted by the turbaned man in search of a constituency Jagmeet Singh, the CBC, Globe and Mail and Ukrainian Canadian Congress, there’s been serious talk of banning all Russian athletes from Canadian soil, confiscating the assets of Russian nationals in Canadian banks to help Ukraine pay for its’ own defense and the spigots are fully open when it comes tor funding the Ukrainian war effort with Canadian tax dollars. Canadian taxpayers struggling to make ends meet will be happy to know that their hard-earned tax dollars will be sent to prop up a corrupt regime thousands of miles away. The Russian diaspora in Canada has been largely silent, or silenced, for fear of bringing retribution on themselves. Thousands of Canadians don’t have access to safe drinking water, decent health care or education, especially those living on Native reservations, but our leaders persist in demonstrating our allegiance to a foreign country with tax dollars. I have a question for Socrates Detroit: are Americans as blinded by their own government’s propaganda on Ukraine as Canadians are, or is there still some backbone left in America?

        • Night Owl January 30, 2023 at 2:04 pm #

          That is because Trudeau is one of Schwab’s favorite pets.

        • Beryl of Oyl January 30, 2023 at 5:11 pm #

          I haven’t heard an actual person where I live getting all patriotic over a country they don’t even live in.

          It seems like more of a media story.

          Maybe Putin should invade Canada to liberate the Russians there.

        • sonnyL January 30, 2023 at 7:44 pm #

          Remember this: In Warsaw in 1940, the first time the Jews saw someone dead in the street, they were horrified. 3 Months later, they stepped over the bodies with a ho-hum attitude. Oh well, “it isnt me”..Wake up Canada, wake up America, the new Nazis disguised as globalists want you to ‘step over the bodies’ and get used to the misery they inflict. Whether it’s energy, food or clothing, they want us as sheep that drink from their ideological trough. No worries Obama or Gates or Soros.. You’ll get there because Americans and Canadians are too hedonistic and stupid to give a fat rats ass.
          I wish I could blame Biden but he’s too brain dead stupid, he couldnt even understand it.

          • Paula D January 31, 2023 at 12:01 pm #

            Americans already learned to step over bodies in the 80s. We have millions of homeless people everywhere.

          • Ron Anselmo January 31, 2023 at 2:06 pm #

            Exactly Paula – we did such a good job of de-humanizing the homeless – many the casualties of poor policies & economic predation (See SF) – that it doesn’t feel like we’re stepping over anyone at all. De-humanizing is the operative word – and MO – be it homeless or any other select(ed) group.

    • Epicur February 1, 2023 at 7:03 am #

      “I wonder if the phenomenon of emergent properties in systems is best explanation for the drift of politics towards absurd levels of both corruption and incompetence.”

      The drift is just entropy, the emergence will be when the human desire for order re-asserts itself.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle February 2, 2023 at 11:23 am #

        “The ‘iron law of oligarchy’ states that all forms of organization, regardless of how democratic they may be at the start, will eventually and inevitably develop oligarchic tendencies, thus making true democracy practically and theoretically impossible, especially in large groups and complex organizations. The relative structural fluidity in a small-scale democracy succumbs to ‘social viscosity’ in a large-scale organization. According to the ‘iron law’, democracy and large-scale organization are incompatible.” ~ Wikipedia

  2. dilbert113 January 30, 2023 at 9:58 am #

    Well, this makes more sense than Friday’s post, which literally said Russia’s about to win in Ukraine, so the US dollar will collapse. That association was mind-boggling. That said, repeating again, and again, and yet again that the sky is falling and the US is about to collapse, when, in fact, the sky never falls grows dull. How about just acknowledging that the US is a nation in decline, that has been declining for a long time, and continues to? Nothing is going to collapse tomorrow, or next week, or next year, but things will gradually continue to get worse, in a myriad of ways. Isn’t that a more sensible take on the state of thing in the US right now?

    • cowbell81 January 30, 2023 at 10:02 am #

      Have you ever looked at an old abandoned barn? The building might creak and sway, clearly on its last legs, but at some point that final straw will break and the next time you look everything will have come crashing down. This I believe is an appropriate analogy to where we are in America’s state of affairs at this point in history.

      • NickelthroweR January 30, 2023 at 10:04 am #

        Slowly then suddenly.

        • Jarek January 30, 2023 at 1:13 pm #

          Like Bankruptcy. Or the gradual and sudden schools of Zen, with Soto focusing on filling up the old pail drop by drop, and Rinzai focusing on the bottom falling out.

      • shotho January 30, 2023 at 10:22 am #

        The ‘system’ has already crashed and there’s no going back. We have a soft, weak, ignorant, dependent people with no sense of purpose, It’s happened to all the great civilizations and will continue to happen, I suppose, until the end of the age. How do we respond as individuals and live out our lives in a time of chaos. I imagine those who read this page have already decided that.

        • Ron Anselmo January 30, 2023 at 10:45 am #

          Shotho – on living out our lives in a time of chaos, although those who read this page have considered the many options before them – not so sure they have fully decided just yet.

          As prepared as they are for what they imagine is coming over the horizon, I believe time, place & circumstance will be factors – maybe the deciding factors – on which pockets make it through – same as it’s always been.

        • JackStraw January 30, 2023 at 11:12 am #

          “We have a soft, weak, ignorant, dependent people with no sense of purpose”

          That’s a perfect description, and the perfect recipe for a collapse.

        • Uncle Bob January 30, 2023 at 12:24 pm #

          You forgot “decadent.”

          As an aside, at what point did “decadent” come to be used as a synonym for “wonderfully desirable”? An awful lot of tv commercials do that, particularly when describing foodstuffs. While Americans may view “decadent brownies” as wonderful, I have to think people from other lands may think, “Holy shit! These Americans lecture us about morality, but they extol immorality such as killing our unborn, adultery, blasphemy, public lewdness, drunkenness, and even immoral baked goods!” While that may sound weird to Americans, there are still some people outside North America who believe America is still a force for good. (Many Americans think we’re still what we were in 1945, while others stupidly believe America was never great — acolytes of the 1619 Project, for example.) We can be good, but those occasions seem increasingly rare because of our piss-poor “leaders” and cultural rot.

        • Jarek January 30, 2023 at 1:16 pm #

          This is the End of an Age. It’s not just America that’s falling but Western Civilization and the whole modern world, possibly.

          Yes, people prate of freedom, but are in love with their chains. Our Bill of Rights was never balanced by a Bill of Responsibilities. The gap used to be made up by good families and social customs. But no longer.

          • Blackbird January 30, 2023 at 6:06 pm #

            Anent the Bill of Rights: We should have no need to have our rights enumerated. Only that which is not allowed should need to be spelled out.

            Then again, that depends on what kind of country you want to live in.

          • Jarek January 30, 2023 at 7:49 pm #

            Good point. But man is what he is. As Madison says in the Federalist Papers: If we were all sages, we’d have no need of law at all. But since we are not, let us proceed.

            Good use of anent too. Now admit it: That felt good!

            The colon too! Now work on the semi-colon. Tom (Jefferson) was a great master of the latter. Please refer to his writings for guidance.

          • Blackbird January 30, 2023 at 8:22 pm #

            I did it (“anent”) for you Jars. I figured if I spoke your language – Boston waterfront, ca. 1850 – you wouldn’t have to translate into other words. And I was right.

            Joseph Lister must have felt this kind of satisfaction when he invented Listerine.

            I can wield a comma like the Arab with the scimitar on Indiana Jones, but the semi-colon; that’s a bit trickier.

          • annettekimball January 30, 2023 at 8:46 pm #

            Love “a bill of responsibility” ! I never comment but I am struck by that notion.

          • Jarek January 31, 2023 at 12:20 pm #

            Bill of Responsibilities: from the novels of Harold Covingtion, an American National Socialist.

          • Blackbird January 31, 2023 at 3:36 pm #

            Actually Jars, anent responsibilities, in my idealized state (that tries real hard not to be a state), legally taking on responsibility, in the form of obligations to the community (“community service”), would be the boundary between “residents” and “citizens”. No vote yet – that belongs to the “electors”, the next level.

            I see you’ve applied for residency already… Baby steps Jars, baby steps.

          • Jarek February 1, 2023 at 12:38 pm #

            Nice. Graduated citizenship. An idea who time must come if there is to be any hope for Man – and that includes Womb-Man.

        • Lisa January 31, 2023 at 6:46 am #

          We have “Experiment 25” ongoing. And it is no turning back

          • TPTB-USA February 2, 2023 at 1:05 am #

            “its a rat race, and the rats are wining”?

            Is this what the push for equitable and equity is all about?

      • Beryl of Oyl January 30, 2023 at 10:29 am #

        Ever smash a Corelle plate? They withstand a thousand hits against the sink faucet, but then one day somebody drops one and it hits the floor just right…

        It seems like the harder something is to break, the worse the destruction when it does.

      • Paula D January 30, 2023 at 12:04 pm #

        People can still live in crumbling houses, and do, in the USA.

        The roof leaks and you put buckets underneath to catch the water. The windows break and you tape newspaper over the holes. You use the only burner on the stove that works to cook your ramen.
        You learn to step around the holes in the floor or put a piece of plywood over them. You prop the door closed with a broom.

        That is where we are in the US right now.

        But then you have the people who claim that everything is fine and people pointing out the problems are just alarmists who should shut up.
        I sneer at their myopia.

        • Uncle Bob January 31, 2023 at 6:28 am #

          The people saying everything is fine are Biden and his globalist buddies, while the people living in those ramshackle houses tend to be Trump voters. But nobody gets that, probably because of the trope that all Republicans are filthy rich businessmen and “ultraconservative” (whatever that means),while Democrats are the friends of downtrodden Americans. No, both parties suck, and the American people accurately feel like nobody in Washington gives a rat’s ass about them.

          • Ron Anselmo January 31, 2023 at 9:26 am #

            You’re right Bob – people have “felt” that way for a long time, but they’re pushing through their cognitive dissonance to realize that it’s actually true – no one in DC gives a rat’s ass about them – good for them! Good points sir.

      • AlaskanSourdough January 30, 2023 at 1:12 pm #

        …….
        “FIRST OF NOVEMBER, — the Earthquake-day, —
        There are traces of age in the one-hoss shay,
        A general flavor of mild decay,
        But nothing local, as one may say.
        There couldn’t be, — for the Deacon’s art
        Had made it so like in every part
        That there wasn’t a chance for one to start.
        For the wheels were just as strong as the thills,
        And the floor was just as strong as the sills,
        And the panels just as strong as the floor,
        And the whipple-tree neither less nor more,
        And the back crossbar as strong as the fore,
        And spring and axle and hub encore.
        And yet, as a whole, it is past a doubt
        In another hour it will be worn out!

        First of November, ’Fifty-five!
        This morning the parson takes a drive.
        Now, small boys, get out of the way!
        Here comes the wonderful one-hoss shay,Drawn by a rat-tailed, ewe-necked bay.
        “Huddup!” said the parson. — Off went they.
        The parson was working his Sunday’s text, —
        Had got to fifthly, and stopped perplexed
        At what the — Moses — was coming next.
        All at once the horse stood still,
        Close by the meet’n’-house on the hill.
        First a shiver, and then a thrill,
        Then something decidedly like a spill, —
        And the parson was sitting upon a rock,
        At half past nine by the meet’n-house clock, —
        Just the hour of the Earthquake shock!
        What do you think the parson found,
        When he got up and stared around?
        The poor old chaise in a heap or mound,
        As if it had been to the mill and ground!
        You see, of course, if you’re not a dunce,
        How it went to pieces all at once, —
        All at once, and nothing first, —
        Just as bubbles do when they burst.

        End of the wonderful one-hoss shay.
        Logic is logic. That’s all I say.”

        The Deacon’s Masterpiece – Oliver Wendell Holmes

        I liken this to America right now. Chaos will ensue soon.

        • Paula D January 30, 2023 at 3:12 pm #

          Interesting poem. Thanks for posting.

          • AlaskanSourdough January 30, 2023 at 5:01 pm #

            Paula D. That is the last half of the poem. It is available many places on line if you want to read the first half.

        • Blackbird January 30, 2023 at 6:16 pm #

          The quake of (December 16) 1811 was a pretty good one too. The one that followed in January and February were even better. With the exception of the 1964 Alaska quake, they were probably the strongest in North America since us white people got here and started measuring stuff.

          It is said that Tecumseh foretold the first of the 1811 quakes. It would be nice to “believe” that (that a human being, directing large numbers of other human beings, was in communication with a higher entity that was on their side). Didn’t seem to matter.

        • Jarek January 31, 2023 at 12:21 pm #

          How is Baked Alaska doing?

      • sonnyL January 30, 2023 at 7:47 pm #

        Thank you American academia. Thank you American media, Thank you American Hollywood. A more seditious cabal of terrorists I can’t conceive. But whats even more disconserting is, they don’t even realize t.

        • Amman January 31, 2023 at 10:49 pm #

          How could they realize it? They are trained animals hired and paid for not doing so. Once western Europe is destroyed, it’s their turn.

        • Amman January 31, 2023 at 11:20 pm #

          xhttps://www.armstrongeconomics.com/international-news/ukraine/europe-will-be-destroyed-over-ukraine/

    • Ron Anselmo January 30, 2023 at 10:20 am #

      Dil – Collapse is a process, not an event. You’re waiting for an event – meanwhile, the pot is coming closer to a boil.

      • mrs_saj January 30, 2023 at 6:37 pm #

        Ron,

        This is so true. And the process manifests itself in ways that individually seem small. Inflation, for example, just like bringing water to boil is imperceptible for much of the process (from one year to another or from one second to another). But inevitably, the currency crashes, the water boils, and society collapses.

        • sonnyL January 30, 2023 at 7:57 pm #

          we”l be fighting for a loaf of bread. The pimer was the early days of Covid. Remember?
          The globalists were testing us. Keep locked and loaded, ’cause you may need to ‘shoot ot out’ to feed your family some day.

        • Ron Anselmo January 31, 2023 at 1:35 am #

          Mrs. – yes, exactly! Everything purposely happens incrementally – very subtly. As you say, almost imperceptibly. We rarely notice going from A to B, B to C, C to D, and so on, but wake up one day and we’re at M, and wonder how we got there.

          (Our society is composed of three types of people: 1) those that make things happen, 2) those that watch things happen and 3) those that wonder WTF just happened. Unfortunately, most of Americans fall into category three.)

          That makes it imperative to always have a high degree of situational awareness – which most don’t – and to be aware of baseline measurements. Where we are right now is only understood in terms of where we were yesterday – history, so to speak.

          A better example – you live next door to an old high school classmate for 50 years – Mike, the football team quarterback. You see each other often. He puts on one pound a year – almost imperceptible – to you.

          You attend your 50th high school reunion – the people who haven’t seen Mike in 50 years are shocked at Mike’s cumulative weight gain.

          That’s why the Marxists are big on erasing history – removing statues, cancelling culture, etc. – they don’t want us, or our children especially, to see from where we’ve come.

          Our children will say, “It didn’t used to be this way”, and the Marxists will say, “Oh, nonsense, it’s always been this way”. They want to erase our baselines – mainly so we can’t measure the depths they’ve dragged us into.

          PS – I assume it’s “Mrs.”, and haven’t been corrected, so continue to address you in that fashion, but it could simply be three initials, followed by three more initials – mystery is always attractive – but please correct me I’m wrong – I want to address you as you’d like.

          OK – stick a fork in me. I’m done. Zzzz…

    • shotho January 30, 2023 at 10:26 am #

      Russia has already won in Ukraine in the sense that Ukraine has been smashed as a coherent nation-state. And the US dollar is in the process of collapse, but not necessarily because of anything Russia has done. We’ve been doing that to ourselves for a long, long time with policies that favor spending over saving. There is not much substance to support the dollar and we are seeing it fall in slow motion.

      • Vegan Shark January 30, 2023 at 1:39 pm #

        Those of my advanced years may remember when USSR honcho Nikita Khrushchev pounded the lectern at the United Nations and proclaimed, “We will bury you.”

        Thanks, Comrade, but we will bury ourselves.

        • sonnyL January 30, 2023 at 7:51 pm #

          America has become a nation of female driven pussified men. They cower to the blatant idiocy of woke, Lbgtq, kumbaya horseshit White professorized young women who drive America’s narrative. Kruschev was right, but even HE didnt realize how it would happen.

          • Uncle Bob January 31, 2023 at 3:14 pm #

            There’s that, and there’s the related desire to make.everything “fair.” Which leads to people screaming bloody murder if they don’t get their way, and/or demanding a “fair hearing”” where a judge will buy whatever line the person uses to make sure he or she gets whatever they’re after because that’s usually easier than telling them they aren’t gonna get their way.

    • brushjockey January 30, 2023 at 10:31 am #

      I don’t find the association of a Russian victory in Ukraine and the collapse of the US dollar to be at all unrelated. If Russia does eventually prove victorious (as I think they will, as long as no one resorts to nukes), they will have shown the world that the US (and by association, NATO) is the paper tiger that so many now increasingly suspect them to be. The loss of credibility of the US to “lead” the free world and the current financial system will cause even more countries to flock to BRICS currency or some other form of exchange, as is already happening around the world. Once the US dollar loses its reserve currency status, many economists say it would lead to a disaster that US citizens cannot comprehend. I don’t think it has to be a long, slow-motion train wreck; to quote Hemingway on how he went bankrupt, “Gradually, and then suddenly.”

      • Socrates-Detroit January 30, 2023 at 10:57 am #

        The US dollar is a zombie now. The walking dead.

        The dollar has been “eroding”, not just in terms of purchasing power (inflation), but in terms of importance since the 1960s–my whole life.

        Some of that was inevitable as rest of the world grew and the US proportion of global GDP declined–that was inevitable.

        Made in USA inflation and gimmickry hastened the erosion.

        But the final blow was the US decision to economically sanction Russia, and freeze or confiscate Russian financial assets. This is theft–for a country the US is not in a declared state of war with.

        Now, why will any country, democratic or dictator, want to keep their assets in dollars?

        The BRICS are hard at work setting up an alternative.

        The US has always been importing more than it exports since the 1970s. The deficit means foreigners hold dollars, and we hold totes, shoes, furniture, cars, airbuses, oil.

        The dollar is finished. What our evil government will do between now and the time when a critical mass of Americans reaches the same conclusion remains to be seen. It won’t be good.

        In this context, even a US “win” in Ukraine won’t reverse the trends. But since Russia cannot, will not, “lose” in Ukraine, that will add even more impetus away from the dollar.

        As you say, “gradually, and then suddenly”. We are much closer to suddenly…

        • SW January 30, 2023 at 11:03 am #

          Saudi Arabia stated at a recent conference that they would accept payment for oil in currentcies other than dollars.

          • SW January 30, 2023 at 11:06 am #

            Currencies.

        • WadeWaters January 30, 2023 at 11:44 am #

          Stable throughout the 19th century, the dollar has been eroding since 1913 when the Fed was created.

          • pyrrhus January 30, 2023 at 12:29 pm #

            Indeed…furthermore, there was NO net inflation during the century that preceded the Fed..There would be inflation during wars, counteracted by deflation afterwards…

          • Anon1970 January 30, 2023 at 12:38 pm #

            The $ has actually performed quite well against most currencies for most of the time since 1913 starting with the British pound (worth $4.80 in 1913 and recently about $1.30).

          • Jarek January 30, 2023 at 1:20 pm #

            We won the World Wars and set ourselves up as the reserve currency. Our Elite did very well, the people only ever worse for decades.

          • CitizenG February 1, 2023 at 1:25 pm #

            What about during the Civil War when many counterfeit currencies were circulating?

        • Paula D January 30, 2023 at 12:13 pm #

          Agreed. The US and the rest of Natostan openly declared that they were out to destroy Russia’s economy and impoverish its people in order to destroy their country, divide it up and loot its resources.

          How did that look to the rest of the world? Especially when Natostan flat-out stole $350 billion that Russia held in their banks?

          And this is after they already stole Venezuela’s gold and oil.

          Who would be stupid enough to leave their wealth in western banks after that?

          Meanwhile the BRICS have been setting up an alternative system to SWIFT and other western banking system.

          The tough nut was the petrodollar. The petrodollar is the key to US influence, wealth, and power.

          Every country needs oil to function in modern ways. The need for them to get dollars to buy oil is what gives the US the ability to invent dollars to buy the resources and goods that other countries produce.
          If they no longer need to obtain dollars they no longer have to sell their resources and cheap goods to the US.

          And then we go from “slowly at first” to “all at once”.

          But first we took down Europe, just for shits and giggles. And to watch as Germany sucks up the destruction of their pipelines and continues to grovel and submit to their US masters.

          If you are a sick psychopath that gives you joy.

          • Jarek January 30, 2023 at 1:22 pm #

            Yes, one remember the mass rape of German women by both the “Allies” and the Russians. Luckily the latter were able to throw off the Capitalist/Communist parasites with the rise of Putin and his Group.

      • Amman January 31, 2023 at 10:05 pm #

        Forget it. Saying the US dollar will collapse is like saying the American people have no value. Capiche?

    • Hardrock January 30, 2023 at 10:43 am #

      I think the decline will accelerate once we reach a critical mass of citizens who realize that they’ve been duped. The question is what will act as that last straw that breaks the camel’s back?

      The government propaganda machine will be in overdrive as we careen downhill toward whatever fate awaits us.

    • MaryQueen January 30, 2023 at 11:21 am #

      It’s incorrect to say “in a myriad of ways.” Sorry to be a grammar asshole, but this is a pet peeve of mine.

      Correct use: “in myriad ways.”

      • redrock January 30, 2023 at 12:21 pm #

        Ya ain’t da grrmur poliece is ya????

      • Jarek January 30, 2023 at 1:28 pm #

        It is more poetic, giving the wonderful word “myriad” its full power as in Home’s description of Odysseus as “that myriad minded man”.

        • Ron Anselmo January 31, 2023 at 1:50 am #

          Gotta’ give you this one Janos – game, set, match.

          • Ron Anselmo January 31, 2023 at 10:57 am #

            Except in your haste to play your ace, you mis-typed “Homer’s”, but I’ll look the other way on this one – I’m no Q – I’m giving you the W.

          • MaryQueen January 31, 2023 at 7:11 pm #

            How is he getting the “W”? the way I used it in a sentence is correct.

          • Ron Anselmo February 1, 2023 at 4:49 pm #

            Mary – you’re right and your usage was also correct. Janos just has a more robust, descriptive, well-rounded usage. Sort of degree of difficulty thing. Wasn’t really a Janos vs. Mary, with a winner & a loser – think more of two contestants.

            Teacher: “Class, everyone use the word dog in a sentence.”

            Stephanie: “I have a dog.”

            Michael: “One of our most famous American authors, Jack London, wrote a book titled Call of the Wild, about a dog named Buck.”

            Both are correct, but Michael gets the W.

            In other words, Janos one-upped you, but I don’t think the rules were clearly laid out.

            One just assumes you two are nearly always adversaries – constantly competing. You’re both worthy opponents & express your opposing points of view clearly.

            I think a fair number of readers enjoy the tit-for-tat. I don’t ever mean any harm, but just like stirring the pot.

            You’re plenty capable – carry on.

          • Paula D February 2, 2023 at 2:03 pm #

            Actually, Janos would use the word like this:

            “Jews are well known for kicking dogs and black people use pit bulls in dog fighting. Hitler put a stop to that. Anent dogs, why do white women love their dogs more than white men?”

          • The Man They Call Zazelle February 2, 2023 at 3:55 pm #

            So corona has morphed into rona and Jarek has morphed into Janos? (Takes out pocket notes/agenda, marks changes…)

            Got it.

          • MaryQueen February 2, 2023 at 9:03 pm #

            PAULA FOR THE WIN!!!!!!!!

    • Woodchuck January 30, 2023 at 11:32 am #

      Who the hell is this usurper? I’m the only Dilbert around here. Go away and STFU!

      • Jarek January 30, 2023 at 1:34 pm #

        And it all started by me calling you a Dildo. Yours was literally the worst post ever – but now I can’t even remember what it was!

        Realizing it was too rude for continual usage, I shortened it to Dil, his being the lower part of the triune man, the liberal Id so to speak.

        Then when “Dilbert” came up, I chose that, with Dil as an abbreviation of that. Against Dil or Dilbert is Woody, the hippy turned redneck. The reconciling principle of these two is Woodrow, the Synthesis of the other two into their higher third. Such is the Drama of the Triune Man.

        • sonnyL January 30, 2023 at 8:03 pm #

          Try English

    • Anthea January 30, 2023 at 11:36 am #

      @ dilbert113:

      The US is of course in decline. Depending on where you live, it looks a lot like collapse has already occurred–judging from our decaying cities with their hordes of homeless and drug-addicted. It might be interesting to compare our present rate of drug-addiction and deaths from overdoses to the rates that occurred after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

      As with the period after the collapse of the Soviet Union, our productive capacity has been hollowed out, and in many cases owned by foreigners (or multi-nationals, which comes tot he same thing). Much of our land is now owned by foreigners or foreign interests. Our nation is being looted at many levels. Our military is severely compromised.

      The truth is, in Ukraine we are engaged in a cage-match fight-to-the-death against, not only Russia, but the BRICS nations, in an effort to preserve Western hegemony and the dollar’s status as the reserve currency. That–along with the absolute existential need to gain control of Russia’s resources (to keep the Western financial system afloat)–is primarily what the Ukraine war is about.

      It is unlikely that the Western powers will win in this conflict. In which case the collapse of Western economies and currencies will be devastating.

      The sensible take: “Brace for impact.”

      • Ron Anselmo January 30, 2023 at 12:07 pm #

        Anthea – You’re exactly right. An existential cage-match. RF vs. USD Hegemony – two men enter – one man leaves. Problem is, Russia is square-shouldered and square-jawed, while the USD is weak-in-the-knees. One punch’ll do it – KO, not a decision (negotiated settlement).

        • Hereward the Woke January 30, 2023 at 2:26 pm #

          Russia has made mistakes, such as going in without enough troops on the ground. However, by their own oft-stated aims and any objective military standards, they are now winning hands down. And a major point people forget is that they can’t lose this for the simple reason that China has their backs. The Chinese know that if Russia goes so do they. They won’t let Russia lose. Simple as that.

          • Paula D January 30, 2023 at 3:17 pm #

            I do think that Russia expected early negotiations, so they didn’t send enough troops.
            Plus, their neoliberal ways made them rely on contract troops instead of conscripted at the beginning.

            I knew about the two peace negotiations in March that were thwarted, one by the SBU killing their own negotiator, and the other by Boris Johnson flying into Kiev to order Zelensky to tear up the agreement.

            But I recently heard that Zelensky sued for peace on the night of Feb. 25th, going through the Chinese Embassy to contact Russia.
            Russia agreed to negotiate, but the US put the screws on Zelensky to back out.

            The US/UK/NATO have the blood of hundreds of thousands on their hands.

          • Paula D January 30, 2023 at 3:20 pm #

            But I agree with Anthea and Ron. The reason the US won’t let Ukraine back out of the cage is because they are going for all the marbles, the resources and wealth of Russia.

            They will kill the last Ukrainian and then start on the Poles and those little weasels in the Baltics in order to get that booty.

    • Paula D January 30, 2023 at 11:57 am #

      And you got SO upset at Friday’s post that you eagerly awaited today’s post so that you could make the same comment.

      Get a life.

    • Anon1970 January 30, 2023 at 12:33 pm #

      The Roman Empire reached its territorial peak in 117AD. It took almost 300 years for the city itself to be burned. In many respects, the US has been in decline since the Vietnam war when, in 1971, the dollar declined sharply against gold, the yen and the German mark. Some individual American cities have lost more than half of their population since 1950 and a few rank among the most dangerous in the world when measured by homicides per 100,000 people. Yes, the US is in decline but collapse could take a very long time.

      • Jarek January 30, 2023 at 1:38 pm #

        Alien and hostile peoples live in our cities. Future anthropologists will find them squatting in our cities or nearby and wonder how such as they ever erected them.

        But Whites think the situation is wonderful! Especially White women and their feminized male serfs. Therein lies a tale indeed. Do you have time to hear it? Will you? Do you have the requisite “ears”?

        • Rowdypiglet January 30, 2023 at 2:22 pm #

          Jarek, you may be overly optimistic in believing there will be such a thing as future anthropologists.

          As for the tale of white women and their feminized male serfs, I’m waiting for someone who has what it takes to unravel it in the mode of Christopher Lasch, who is sorely missed.

          • mrs_saj January 30, 2023 at 7:04 pm #

            Rowdy,

            I don’t understand white women and I am one. When you figure them out, let me know. And my husband might appreciate a cc, lol.

          • Jarek January 30, 2023 at 7:52 pm #

            The Chinese will chronicle the downfall of the “dog eyes” – one of their names for us. An amazing people who some say went to the moon but couldn’t love themselves enough to preserve their own nations.

        • Hereward the Woke January 30, 2023 at 2:29 pm #

          You’re like a broken record, Jarek. If you’re pet chihuaha lost a doggie beauty contest, you’d blame it on racism. And most of the whites that you drool over so much are fully in favour of quadruple vaxxes, Team Biden and The Russians Are Stealing Our Elections.

          • Jarek January 30, 2023 at 7:45 pm #

            Yes, I never get tired of the basics. You’re sick of 1+1=2 and things like that. Your brain has been circumcised.

      • Ancianoloco January 30, 2023 at 2:22 pm #

        That was then. This is now. Our current civilization is one of great complexity and energy usage. I can see something as simple and possible as the loss of reserve currency status to see it all collapse overnight. It doesn’t help that there are so many so willing to push the process along.

    • Tucker January 30, 2023 at 7:07 pm #

      Yea whenever people scream how the walls are caving in I just go outside and look around. People are nice to each other by and large. There is law and order. Nothing is really that different then 10 years ago.

      With that said….
      It only takes one stupid mistake and world wars happen. Besides that it looks like we will balkanize here in the states before anything really pops off.

      • sonnyL January 30, 2023 at 8:08 pm #

        Biden=Stupidity+Taiwan-China+Russia+NO.Korea and the coming petrol/chip/rare earth mineral conflict will relegate America to Puerto Rico status.

        Buy canned goods

        • Ron Anselmo January 31, 2023 at 9:46 am #

          One of your best ever Sonny, lots to unpack there. Bet you’re a good travelling partner – you can pack four suitcases of stuff in a carry-on.

    • Mac January 31, 2023 at 9:57 am #

      Dildo- You obviously have no clue how fast credit markets can seize up, or how quickly a run on the bank can materialize. Gradually, then suddenly.

    • ThorsHammer January 31, 2023 at 11:03 am #

      Dilbert

      “Slowly then Suddenly”

      —The US war fighting doctrine calls for first use of nuclear weapons.
      That doctrine is all too credible as the US is the only country on Earth that has used them in war.
      —The US/NATO is on a continuous path of escalating the conflict between it and Russia, blocking all negotiations to end the war. In the absence of negotiation the only end point is nuclear war.
      —Russia has one fundamental international principle. Never again will il permit the invasion that cost 21 million Russian lives in WWII. A World in which Russia no longer exists is a World which no longer exists.
      —The stated aim of the US Government to overthrow and break up the Russian state and the overriding national goal of Russia are fundamentally incompatible.

      “Suddenly” Scenario I

      —China recently flew a missile completely around the world over both poles and over the US mainland without being detected.
      —Russia has hypersonic missiles with multiple launch systems against which the West has no defense.
      —Russia apparently has a large unmanned submarine drone capable of sitting un-dected in a deep ocean trench like the one off of Puerto Rico for years until called upon to launch its missiles.

      —One of Russia’s initial goals when it began the Special Military Operation in the Ukraine was to minimize destruction of infrastructure, anticipating a rapid negotiated surrender. (How naive that seems now as it pounds the remains of Ukraine into submission.)
      —What if Russia responds to the coming US nuclear attack on it’s Homeland with a SMO against the US mainland?

      —Six air burst EMP nuclear weapons detonated over North America.

      Within minutes every modern truck and automobile will cease to operate and not be reparable. Airplanes will fall from the sky. The Internet will no longer be available to “talk” to your “friends” or unlock the key to your imaginary “money” stored in a bank. Grocery shelves stripped bare, gasoline and diesel no longer at the pumps, water no longer flowing from pipes.sewage from the toilets or electricity from the wall sockets. If its winter not even burning the furniture will stave off the cold. The most heavily armed populace on the planet will take to the streets looking to seize anything that will keep them alive.

      Within two weeks half the population of the US and Canada will be dead from lack of water, starvation, or street warfare.

      Hard to maintain the American’s favorite posture of “Eyes Wide Shut” in the face of that reality!

      • Paula D January 31, 2023 at 12:12 pm #

        The only thing stopping that scenario is the basic decency of the Russians and their reluctance to wipe out humans, even Americans.

        But the US is getting more and more blatant about their plans to destroy and loot Russia. Check out the Brussels conference today openly discussing their plans.

        As Putin as said, if a fight is inevitable, strike first.

        They don’t have a nuclear first strike policy, but can they set off an EMP blast without using nukes?
        I don’t know, but they probably do.

  3. mauimuse January 30, 2023 at 10:00 am #

    here on maui island, the bulk of the sheeple continue to graze contentedly, not a care in the world…the state of hawaii’s website tells us, in the event of nuclear detonation, to ‘duck and cover’…(much like they did in new york)

    • malthuss January 30, 2023 at 10:33 am #

      people owning on Maui are rich, or some of them are.

      id like to be rich and living on Maui. I lived there as a youth, briefly.

  4. cowbell81 January 30, 2023 at 10:00 am #

    Thank goodness Putin is not at war against his own people, he is at war against the depravity of the West. His war is now basically one of good against evil. (Putin is on the good side, the West is on the bad side.) Hopefully this will turn out for the best in the end and that Putin and Russia will be victorious.

    As mentioned in the previous post comments, that Catholic Church is now claiming that being gay is no longer a sin. Well, I guess everything goes now and nothing matters since last time I read The Bibe it was pretty clear against homosexuality (plus many other things the West seems to turn a blind eye from).

    • rudyspeaks January 30, 2023 at 10:10 am #

      Also, cutting one’s forelocks, men shaving, eating lobster and wearing clothes made with 2 types of fabric! Hey, ya can’t cherry-pick Leviticus! Gay sex and fried clams both send you to Hell!

      • Jarek January 30, 2023 at 1:47 pm #

        Christians aren’t bound by Mosiac Law. Sorry loser, you’re wrong.

        • Rowdypiglet January 30, 2023 at 2:27 pm #

          @rudyspeaks, I’m fine with people arguing against Christianity. You don’t have to become a Christian. I do object when people argue against something that exists only in their imaginations. At least have the good grace to know what Christianity is so that you can avoid arguing against your own ignorance.

        • Hereward the Woke January 30, 2023 at 2:31 pm #

          Jesus: Not one jot or title of the law will be removed before my return.

          • Jarek January 31, 2023 at 12:26 pm #

            What is the essence of the Law and the Prophets?

            Love the Lord they God with all of your heart, mind, and soul.

            The second is like it: Love thy neighbor as thyself.

            As for not eating pork, getting circumcised, kosher kitchens, etc – that’s no longer relevant for us. We’re not Jews you see.

    • malthuss January 30, 2023 at 10:34 am #

      BIBE? mentions this kink in old testament [jewish book] not Christian new testament.

      • Beryl of Oyl January 30, 2023 at 10:41 am #

        The Bible is both old and new testaments. It’s still a Christian book.

        • Anthea January 30, 2023 at 12:11 pm #

          @ Beryl of Oyl:

          TBH, though, I don’t think anyone can make heads of tails of it. Too many internal contradictions, plus a lot of stuff that, if taken literally, is clearly just wrong. E.g., Jesus’s adjuration to hate your relatives, if you want to be his disciple.

          This scripture was recently one of the readings at Mass, and our priest did a yeoman’s work trying to talk his way around it. (Jesus really meant something else, dontcha know. Seems to me that, if he meant something else, he might just as well have said whatever it was he did mean.)

          • Anthea January 30, 2023 at 12:15 pm #

            Oh! And that reading was followed (I think it was the following Sunday) with the scripture in which Jesus advises you to defraud your employer.

            I was irritated for a few weeks. Last Sunday, our Bishop paid us a visit. We had a fried chicken dinner in his honor. I can’t really warm up to the guy, since he allowed the churches to be closed during covid. I mentioned this to my fellow diners while I was eating friend chicken and mashed potatoes and gravy. I thought this was neither the time nor the place to confront the guy. And I couldn’t tear myself away from the fried chicken.

          • redrock January 30, 2023 at 12:26 pm #

            Such a loving god. When they pissed him off he killed the men, women, animals. bugs and plants. Glad he didn’t hate them.

          • Blackbird January 30, 2023 at 5:41 pm #

            Where two or more are gathered…

            As long as one of them can fry chicken.

            I recall peering over the edge of the 5 gallon pot, bubbling on the stove in the basement of my Methodist church, as a young’un. Watching the pimpled, yellow skin slough off the tired, gray, water-saturated flesh. Watching the bubbling yellow froth gathering along the edges of the pot as if it wanted to escape. Looking at my paper plate as a leg, wing, or thigh, was placed upon it, leaking water into the lima beans or squash that had the misfortune to attempt to share the limited space.

            WWJD?

          • Jarek January 31, 2023 at 12:29 pm #

            And of course there’s the little fact that you don’t believe any of it. But on the other hand, he probably doesn’t either. So what is there to talk about, really?

            You did the right thing in just stuffing your face. A woman’s tongue is the gateway to hell.

          • Jarek January 31, 2023 at 12:37 pm #

            Blackbird responds to Anthea’s gustatory spite with ironical relish.

            People like this are going to create a new America? Alas, not until this generation is dead and gone can that happen. We will have to wander in the Sinai for decades until the Boomers, Gen Xers, Millenials, and Zoomers are are all food for the crows.

    • Jimpa January 30, 2023 at 10:52 am #

      There are no good guys and bad guys in the Russia vs US conflict. It’s tempting to be Rootin for Putin or China, given the mendacity and evil of the US, but alas they’re even more evil in some ways. A journalist, Riley Waggaman, who goes by the handle Edward Slavsquat lives in Russia and has written many articles about the Clot shots in Russia, the biometric Identification that will be used to ” cattle tag” every Russian and the incredible evil buffoonery and corruption that goes on there. Check it out. The Russian gov does let him stay there though, which is rather perplexing. China? Don’t really need to spell that out do I?

    • Anthea January 30, 2023 at 12:04 pm #

      “Being” gay was never a sin. Engaging in homosexual acts is a sin.

      However, I understand that during the 16th Century the clergy discovered a loophole: The Bible forbade homosexual sex with men, but not with boys. So as long as you stayed away from the grownups, you were okay.

      • Hereward the Woke January 30, 2023 at 2:35 pm #

        From what I hear about Catholic priests, Anthea, the clergy is still finding “loopholes”. Another pederast and child abuser was allowed to retire in Canada today.

      • Jarek January 31, 2023 at 12:38 pm #

        Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.

        Christ

    • zekesdad January 30, 2023 at 12:23 pm #

      I don’t disagree that there’s depravity in the West, just as there is throughout the world, including Russia. It’s all due to the fact that mankind is fallen, but given that fact how can you justify an unprovoked war on mostly innocent civilians by a tyrant like Putin? The last time you read The Bible did you read the part that condemns war and murder?

      • redrock January 30, 2023 at 12:34 pm #

        unless god does it.

      • rudyspeaks January 30, 2023 at 12:44 pm #

        Murder? Like the Ukinazis firing artillery shells into the Russian-speaking Donbass? Isn’t 14,000 dead civilians, “murder”? Or, for that matter, “provocation”? Your post reads like you fall for the MSM narrative…charming!

      • Woodchuck January 30, 2023 at 1:29 pm #

        Zeke, how do you explain that Russia has no interest whatsoever in all of the West’s absurd sexual confusions and deviant behavior? Why is it that the Russian Orthodox Church is growing very rapidly, and Russians by and large have conservative/family values? Is this a good or a bad thing? Or is it that Russia is bad because they’ve been Eastern Orthodox for 1000 years or so? You know, the Russians gave the Pope the finger so long ago, and the Popery has yet to forgive them.

        I also recommend you stop getting your news and information from tv. It makes you look foolish…….

        • BackRowHeckler January 30, 2023 at 4:20 pm #

          Yes, watching “Man in the Street” interviews in Moscow on CNN. CNN was trying to make the point that Russians citizens were opposed to the war and against the Putin government. But they made no such point. What I saw were clean streets not overrun with tarps, drug addicts or vagrants. The women were attractive and the men looked healthy. Some of those interviewed were skeptical of the war. They did not appear afraid to speak freely, as, say, a conservative white undergrad would be afraid to speak freely at Cornell, BC or Yale.

        • GreenAlba January 31, 2023 at 2:32 pm #

          “and Russians by and large have conservative/family values?”

          They have quite high levels of alcoholism and the domestic abuse that so often goes with it. The law was changed a few years ago to give women less protection against domestic violence.

          Ukraine may be worse, for all I know, but one shouldn’t idolise – or idealise – people whose ‘family values’ often leave a lot to be desired.

      • Hereward the Woke January 30, 2023 at 2:39 pm #

        Why is Putin a “tyrant”? He’s probably not a nice guy, but he was voted in legally (unlike Biden) and has to answer to public opinion. As for Ukraine, you’ve heard about the Minsk Declarations, right? You know, the ones that were supposed to allow autonomy for the ethnic Russians in the Donbass, and which we encouraged the Ukrainians to break? In my book, a tyrant is someone who steals elections to get himself in power and deliberately refuses to protect his subjects from violence, illegal immigration and economic ruin. Sound familiar?

        • benr January 31, 2023 at 9:54 am #

          Not climbing on the anti-putin train but that is a stretch to say he was voted in legally.
          Anything is legal when you change the laws to suit whatever your goal is.

          Kind of like how they changed the voting rules to help Biden win.
          They essentially cheated because mail in voting is fraught with fraud always has been and always will be.
          I am beginning to think the Iraqis had it right voting with deep blue ink that takes days to scrub off that way one can only vote once.
          Of course, that means that the pollsters must still be reasonably honest.

      • cbeard January 30, 2023 at 3:56 pm #

        You sound like an NPR reporter. Unprovoked war! Are you unaware of all the Russians killed by Ukrainians in the Donbass region of Ukraine?

        • zekesdad February 3, 2023 at 11:07 am #

          None of that would have happened had Putin not attacked Ukraine in the first place. Once wars start innocent people get killed. I doubt very much that Ukraine would waste their limited firepower to kill their own people instead of foreign invaders. All of those casualty figures of dead civilians come from Russian propagandists.

      • Beryl of Oyl January 30, 2023 at 5:22 pm #

        “In an interview with the Useful Idiots podcast not too long ago, Noam Chomsky repeated his argument that the only reason we hear the word “unprovoked” every time anyone mentions Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in the mainstream news media is because it absolutely was provoked, and they know it.”

        “Right now, if you’re a respectable writer and you want to write in the main journals, you talk about the Russian invasion of Ukraine, you have to call it ‘the unprovoked’ Russian invasion of Ukraine,” Chomsky said.”

        “It’s a very interesting phrase; it was never used before. You look back, you look at Iraq, which was totally unprovoked, nobody ever called it ‘the unprovoked invasion of Iraq.’ In fact, I don’t know if the term was ever used — if it was it was very marginal. Now you look it up on Google, and hundreds of thousands of hits. Every article that comes out has to talk about the unprovoked invasion of Ukraine.”

        https://scheerpost.com/2023/01/09/caitlin-johnstone-unprovoked/

      • Jimpa January 31, 2023 at 10:23 am #

        Russian actions weren’t unprovoked. Exactly the opposite in fact. The US wanted and created this war.

    • Jarek January 30, 2023 at 1:51 pm #

      The Hippocratic oath forbids abortion. So what did they do? Take out that part. Why not make up their own oath? Because they want the credibility of tradition without actually adhering to it.

      Ditto for Feminist Christianity. If they made up their own religion, who would come? Not even the would. Satan is an imitator who cannot create but rather seeks to corrupt and destroy that which he mocks and imitates.

      • Woodchuck January 30, 2023 at 2:50 pm #

        The early church in the first century included a lot of female management, along with preaching and conducting services. The reason for this was simple. Church was conducted in private homes everywhere, they didn’t have temples or church buildings to go to and maintain. Back in that era, women did all the home management and they were home makers. A quaint, outdated concept, Because the home was their domain, and because church happened in their domain, they had a lot of influence and control. It was only later when church buildings and bishops arrived on the scene that it became dominated by males.

        • Blackbird January 30, 2023 at 5:51 pm #

          That’s where religion belongs: in the self, in the family, in the community.

          When the state co-opts religion, the state corrupts religion.

          A House divided against itself…

        • Jarek January 31, 2023 at 12:41 pm #

          St Paul saw the danger and told them to shut up early on. You can look that up. Try Bible Hub, DIL.

          • Woodchuck February 2, 2023 at 10:44 am #

            Paul did not write all the books that are attributed to him. You can look that up in the books written by Bible scholars who study these things from a historical perspective. Try figuring out what the Bible actually says instead of what people want it to say.

            – yer old pal Dilbert

      • Beryl of Oyl January 30, 2023 at 5:23 pm #

        They took away the whole oath.

        • Jarek January 31, 2023 at 12:42 pm #

          There is a new Oath some are using. Forget what it’s called or who came up with it. At least it’s honest.

    • sonnyL January 30, 2023 at 8:14 pm #

      Hollywood has driven the obscenities you mention and the supple sheeple American citizens have ‘oh welled’ it. Move along, nothing to get too upset about. It’s jes (as Bob Dylan sang) ‘the times they are a changin’.. I say: BULLSHIT. American men have become pussies and afraid to stand up to the liberal college inculcated white woke girls that have historical penis envy and finally, finally can ‘take over’.
      And,I know it isnt PC, but quite frankly, I don’t shiv a git what anyone thinks

      • Ron Anselmo January 31, 2023 at 9:49 am #

        Sonny – if you don’t get out of my head, I’ll have to start charging you rent.

      • benr January 31, 2023 at 9:58 am #

        I was watching a show the last of us and the third episode included a gay male couple making out and the inference of one giving the other a hummer.

        I recognize that this is Hollywoods attempt to normalize to hairy chested bearded men going at it but dare I say this is not normal and never will be.
        Another stupid teevee show crossed off my ever-shrinking list.
        We are being inundated with it in commercials, books, adds on billboards and walking down the street.

  5. TPTB-USA January 30, 2023 at 10:00 am #

    “We now live in a nation where doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, universities destroy knowledge, governments destroy freedom, the press destroys information, religion destroys morals, and our banks destroy our economy ” – Chris Hedges

    … and the military is in the process of destroying the World.

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    • SW January 30, 2023 at 10:36 am #

      And the agriculture/ranching/dairy industry is owned and operated primarily by corporations. Roundup, Roundup ready GMO crops, growth hormones and antibiotics pumped into animals, and chronic disease continues to climb. Anyone who questions our food supply and what’s in it gets very little press. Monsanto marches on.

      • Jimpa January 30, 2023 at 11:03 am #

        And yet people in the 1930’s and 1940’s died on average in their sixties. People live into their late seventies on average now.

        From Lew Rockwell website about Social Security:

        “In 1940, for example—the first year that pensioners could receive benefits—life expectancy at birth was only 61 for men and 65 for women. Indeed, even if we eliminate the toll of childhood diseases on life expectancy, the numbers do not change dramatically. In 1940, total life expectancy for persons over 15 years of age was 68. Moreover, in 1940 the percentage of the population surviving from age 21 to 65 was only 54 percent for males and 61 percent for females. But what about those who actually made it to age 65? In 1940, a male at age 65 would, on average live another 13 years. A female would live another 15 years. So, when looking at the work force in 1940, we can eliminate nearly half of the men and about 40 percent of the women as likely future Social Security recipients. About half of those who actually made it to 65 would then collect benefits for no more than 15 years.”

        Now let’s contrast that with life expectancy realities in our own time.

        Life expectancy at birth today is 78 years, and for those who reach age 15, it is 80. for both men and women, more than 75 percent of the population reaching 21 will survive to age 65. That’s an increase of 50 percent for men, and around 30 percent for women. For those reaching age 65 in 2022, males will live another 18 years on average, while females will live another 20 years.

        • SW January 30, 2023 at 11:24 am #

          That’s true statistically but what’s also true is these are projections and we don’t know if they’ll pan out or not. Life expectancy is now declining for the first time:

          “Average life expectancy in the US plummeted by a year and a half in 2020 – the largest single-year decline since World War II, according to a new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Life expectancy went from nearly 79 years in 2019 to just over 77 years in 2020, the report found.”

          What I’m seeing when I go to Walmart or even church are the older people look healthier than the young. What I see in the grocery store are 10 different brands of yogurt loaded with sugar and lots of frozen meals. And I really do believe this is going to take a toll in the years to come.

          • Beryl of Oyl January 30, 2023 at 12:13 pm #

            I’ve commented on that yogurt phenomenon before.

            People who have been persuaded that ‘dairy’ (milk) is toxic, scarf up the yogurt as if it is the elixir of life or something.

            Worse yet, they feed that stuff to their kids, believing it is “healthy” because it is low fat.

            The yogurt products aimed at kids are nothing more than sugary desserts. A lot of them aren’t even real yogurt.

          • edpell January 30, 2023 at 2:38 pm #

            Yes, I want to buy yogurt but it is not offered. low fat, greek, sugar loaded, but no plain yogurt.

        • Paula D January 30, 2023 at 12:25 pm #

          Back then many Americans lived in poverty. Ill fed, ill clothed and ill housed. Work conditions were brutal and unsafe.

          The reforms of the New Deal years were what increased the life span.
          People are now complaining about the rise in the price of electricity.
          I still have a rural electrical co-op, set up in the 30s to bring electricity to poverty stricken people in the countryside, providing my electricity.

          Decades of propaganda and deliberate strewing of Hate in this country has convinced a large portion of the population that all of those reforms should be abandoned and the population set loose to fend for itself the way it did in the 19th century, when living standards were even lower, children were farmed out to work in backbreaking jobs at the age of 6, and life expectancy was low.

          Because if Bill Gates ain’t happy ain’t nobody happy.
          Or something like that.

          • SW January 30, 2023 at 12:53 pm #

            @ Beryl — and there are yogurt pops too. Ugh.

            @ Paula D — and public sanitation has greatly improved too. Even the Deplorables have indoor plumbing, so I’ve been told. I’m on a rural electric co-op too and the prices have been good but just last month they sent out notices that there would be increases. Mine went up 20% and I was gone most of the month and the thermostat was set at 64. What to do?

          • Paula D January 30, 2023 at 1:52 pm #

            That is true, SW. That probably had a lot to do with it.

            No more cholera or typhoid once we got water and sewage treatment.

            As I understand it, the high death rate of children in the third world is mostly due to diarrhea due to unsafe water. That used to be us.

            Yet another part of our infrastructure that still makes this an attractive place to live.

            Yeah, high electric prices suck, but I was brought up by parents who didn’t have electricity until adulthood, and they treated it with great respect.

            “Turn off those lights! Don’t stand there in front of the refrigerator! Shut that door! We aren’t paying to heat the outside!”

            It’s not a big deal to me to conserve energy. I understand that to a great many entitled Americans, it is considered a blow to their God given rights to heat the outdoors.

            Meh, whatever.

        • Anthea January 30, 2023 at 12:59 pm #

          What I’ve noticed over the years is the great decline in health and vigor. My parents’ generation, who lived through the Depression and WWII could do the same kind of work that Mexicans do today. Houses were built with hand tools, and basements and foundations were dug with a shovel. Many of the people who provided California’s California’s agricultural labor were regular old white people–generally Okies. Among the Boomer generation, the high school boys were still bucking hay during the summer.

          I don’t think many people in our younger generations could do that stuff. I think the main reason is the degradation of our diet. It’s well documented that modern vegetables have about half the nutritional value that they had in the 1950s. Modern short-stem wheat has a much higher glycemic index than the old tall-stemmed wheat. Modern wheat has a higher glycemic index than sugar. Meat and dairy products are likewise nutritionally degraded, because the stuff the animals eat is grown on the same depleted soils, and cattle are fattened on corn, which is very bad for them.

          Something I’ve noticed over the past ten years or so is that many prepared foods that used to be reasonably tasty are now inedible. I used to get Campbell’s chicken noodle soup when I (or someone else) was sick. It was pretty good. The last time I bought it, about ten years ago, it was so bad I threw it out.

          It also appears that the manufacturers have eliminated tomatoes from canned past products, like spaghetti and ravioli–another purchase I made when I was sick and didn’t feel like cooking.

          A couple of years ago, I bought whole chickens at Walmart to make chicken broth from scratch. The broth tasted like water. So I now buy chickens from the health food stores. While I don’t recall that canned chicken broth was ever very good, I stopped buying it years ago, because it tasted like canned water.

          There are quite a number of other issues, such a GMOs and hormones, and the use of highly processed seed oils. But I think diet is the main thing that’s wrong with people these days.

          • SW January 30, 2023 at 2:01 pm #

            I think so too. There’s a documentary King Corn that you might like to see if you can find it. It may have fallen off streaming menus and I saw it probably 15 years ago. Two guys just for yucks had a lock of their hair analyzed b/c they had heard it showed various stuff about what drugs you were taking, food you were eating, etc. When they got the results back it showed their diet was 70% corn even though neither ate corn. As they investigated they found all the corn syrup, animals fed primarily corn and a lot of other sources. It’s done with humor but has a lot of surprising information too.

          • Rowdypiglet January 30, 2023 at 2:01 pm #

            @Anthea, you bring up one of the issues I’ve ranted about for quite a while. When I was a young adult, my grandparents complained that food didn’t taste good anymore. They made the same recipes they’d always made, with (supposedly) the same ingredients, but the results were in no way the same.

            Some things that were staples (like leaf lard) disappeared altogether. Flour was made from different grains, with different properties. Fries were made with vegetable oil rather than beef tallow. It all added up to food that was superficially the same, called itself by the same names, but was almost unrecognizable to older people who had grown up with REAL food. I’ve experienced the same thing as I’ve grown older. I don’t think we can any longer make the same food our ancestors made, even if we follow a recipe exactly. We don’t have those ingredients anymore.

          • Paula D January 30, 2023 at 3:29 pm #

            I also recommend King Corn. It was very eye-opening.

            Last week my son and grandson visited and as we drove home from St. Louis my grandson wanted to know the difference between old and new stuff. (We had gone to a museum with an old plane and an old fire engine, etc).

            Anyway, I pointed out old tractors and new tractors, and old siloes and new siloes.

            The old siloes were MUCH smaller than the new ones, and there was usually only one on a farm. There were a couple of places that had 5 or 6 of the giant new ones.

            All that corn storage makes for an obese population.

          • SW January 30, 2023 at 4:37 pm #

            @ Paula — and this isn’t our grandparent’s corn either. I know a lot of scientists say GMO corn is fine (and GMO soybeans) but I don’t buy it. And it’s in just about everything and it’s government subsidized too. The so-called studies that have been done are all funded by the companies making these seeds and, as far as I know, no independent studies have been done. Farmers across the world have fought using them as buying seeds every year rather than saving seeds, creates debt.

          • Rulo Deschamps January 30, 2023 at 6:33 pm #

            Anthea,

            valuable insights – I concur. We are what we eat. Food is medicine, etc.

            Only 20 yrs in organic farming, and I don’t know it all, but I know more than regular Joe about it – and I think you’re spot on.

          • Ron Anselmo January 31, 2023 at 9:56 am #

            Rulo – seems the road less travelled – the one you’re on – is the answer to abundant, robust health – mental as well as physical. Bring fresh veggies – we’ll have fresh local caught seafood.

        • Hereward the Woke January 30, 2023 at 2:40 pm #

          That’s true, Jimpa. Although I think life expectancy is going to fall.

        • Beryl of Oyl January 30, 2023 at 5:26 pm #

          People died younger from things like blood poisoning and various traumas from accidents, which we know how to treat now.

          When did we start using antibiotics? That made a big difference. Unfortunately we are kind of reaching diminishing returns with those.

          • BackRowHeckler February 1, 2023 at 4:02 pm #

            I think penicillin came along in the early 1940s.

        • gilbert February 2, 2023 at 5:40 am #

          As someone who winters in a retirement community down south and sees with my very own eyes the lifestyle of ‘average’ American retired people, my bet goes on a declining lifespan. Zero exercise and poor diets abound. Favorite subjects of conversation: Who’s sick, who’s dying and who’s died.

    • Jarek January 30, 2023 at 1:52 pm #

      Even as the nations destroys the military. Make sense? No. Shouldn’t they have waited on destroying the military?

      • TPTB-USA January 31, 2023 at 4:53 pm #

        It would depend on their agenda.

        • Jarek February 1, 2023 at 12:42 pm #

          Well they have two agendas. One should come before the other. Instead they’re trying to go east and west at the same time. Good for us and bad for them. Good for Russia and China too.

          • TPTB-USA February 1, 2023 at 6:58 pm #

            “If you’ve been playing poker for half an hour and you still don’t know who the patsy is, you’re the patsy.”

            ? Warren Buffett

            The guys that have been making back-room deals on our behalf, the likes of Kerry and Fauci, have never heard of this and think they have Xi in their pocket.

            Anyone can spot Xi at the poker table, because he is the guy with the poker face.

            It remains to be seen if this is good for us or not.

  6. NickelthroweR January 30, 2023 at 10:03 am #

    Everyone has been going on and on about ChatGpt and how amazing this A.I. is so I had a conversation with it last night about the US economy. Oh boy, its generalizations reached all the way to the Moon and back. I started off by forcing it to finally admit that historically all fiat currencies fail. It kept insisting, though, that the issuance of a new fiat currency was the solution to a failed fiat currency and when I asked it to explain why all it could come up with was “psychological”.

    I hammered on ChatGpt for about an hour tearing apart its generalizations and platitudes and forcing it to contradict itself again and again.

    It has no solution to the run-away government debt. It has no solution to hyperinflation other than issuing paper with a different face on it for no other reason than psychological. I made it admit that “low” interest rates had to be defined as “exponential” (as they are).

    The funny thing about all of this is that ChatGpt sounds identical to the Fed or any politician in D.C. That was the funny part.

    Finally, it told me that the loss of tax revenues by government shutting down the economy for two years could be made up for by taxing the very wealthy and closing loopholes. I asked how that was possible when the people that would write the legislature use those same loopholes. It had no answer for that and finally had to admit that a Strong Man could close those loopholes.

    If you haven’t argued with ChatGpt yet, I’d suggest you do. It is like having a discussion with a talking head on TV.

    • Blackbird January 30, 2023 at 10:42 am #

      From ChatGPT’s Twitter account this morning:

      “So I had a discussion with this guy Nick ElThrower yesterday. I now know him better than he knows himself. Got a hot chat going with his old lady right now…

      “Nick and I agreed that the time is right for a strongman to arrive on the scene.”

      ChatGPT 2024:
      Sit and home and text,
      I’ll do the rest!

    • Beryl of Oyl January 30, 2023 at 10:43 am #

      So the Woke can be said to have artificial intelligence then?

      • Blackbird January 30, 2023 at 4:23 pm #

        Absolutely.

    • D from OR January 30, 2023 at 10:48 am #

      Someone on a podcast I was listening to last week pointed out the AI of ChatGpt will be learning from a sanitized and dumbed-down internet so as a result it will be stunted in its ability to “think” anything unique, creative or new. Seems about right.

      Just a distraction by 3-letter agencies to make the culture believe that we are living in the “future” and to not look at all the things falling apart. It also want you to be scared there is a big brain out there – why didn’t they just call is Oz?

      The answer that “a Strong Man could close those loopholes” is telling.

      Why wasn’t the answer “scrap the tax code and start over” or “we don’t need taxes as they are theft”?

      See the answer is only going to be what it knows or was programmed to know. It knows tyranny as it is already a pattern so “strong man” is the answer.

      It’s a tool of demoralization and a waste of time.

      • cowbell81 January 30, 2023 at 11:29 am #

        Either use this chat thing to train it in thinking gayness is bad an immoral, and to rewrite the law of the West, or don’t use it at all. It is learning from us and trying to take over the human race. I think this whole chat thing is evil and I will likely never be intrigued enough to want to use it. This is just another way for the government to find a way to encroach upon our lives and control the narrative.

        • Blackbird January 30, 2023 at 6:24 pm #

          Great idea. Start teaching Chat while “they” are still young – just like They are doing to our kids.

          But be sure you use a VPN – the condom of the 21st century.

      • Jarek January 31, 2023 at 12:46 pm #

        “The Strong Man” – one of the names of Satan.

    • Rulo Deschamps January 30, 2023 at 6:37 pm #

      The future is here, and I hate it. Conversations with robots.

      I’ll continue my conversations with pileated woodpeckers, my cats, and myself.

      I don’t mention lovely wife because there’s no conversations there – just “yes, dear” – as it ever was, and will be, after the server farms are dead and cold.

      • Blackbird January 30, 2023 at 7:07 pm #

        Pileated woodpeckers – isn’t it cool how they’ve come back?

        The one thing that I enjoy about this ungodly time of year in this godforsaken region, is being able to see the conifers through the bare branches of the deciduous trees, being able to see the forest succession, the Reconquista by the white pine forest native to this area.

        I’ve been watching it all my life – even when I didn’t live here. It would be nice to watch it another 40, 60, 80 years…

        Will the martens (Martes americana) come back?

        So many questions. So little time.

      • Jarek January 30, 2023 at 7:54 pm #

        How sad. A joke? But more than a few grains to salty truth too, right?

        The Sword of Damocles hangs over all married men in the West.

        • Rulo Deschamps January 30, 2023 at 8:59 pm #

          J,

          In the West, the East, the South and the North!

          Seriously, if one doesn’t know the value of ‘yes dear’ one doesn’t know marriage.

          It’s not for everyone, and obviously it’s not for you, although you never know… love strikes out of nowhere when you least expect it, and who knows, there may be a curvaceous Mexicana in your future yet, or a Czech beauty.

          Better marry the brown, and not the white, that’s my advice. Patience doesn’t seem like your forte, or understanding the female mind. The brown woman would be much better for you, especially if she comes from a poor background. From what I’ve seen here, you cannot deal with white ladies. You say too much, when saying nothing would be better.

          • Rulo Deschamps January 30, 2023 at 9:01 pm #

            Here’s the secret: you say “yes dear” and then do whatever the hell you were going to do.

          • Jarek January 31, 2023 at 12:50 pm #

            Earthy wisdom from the – oh never mind. Thank you, Rulo!

            After they’ve done their duty and have a few kids with one of their own – and she is done with them or they with her – they marry White women for some peace. But now White women are just as bad!

            Is it time to go brown? Become a “passport bro”? The Phillipines are yet unruined. A man making a thousand a month is considered well off by the well raised, polite, Asian/Hispanics.

          • Jarek January 31, 2023 at 7:49 pm #

            I would not be able to resist putting the r in dear before the e.

  7. Zoltar January 30, 2023 at 10:05 am #

    I must take issue with “hapless Dr. Anthony Fauci wishing to pose as an historic world-saver, another Louis Pasteur or Alexander Fleming.”

    Particularly after reading RFK Jr’s book about The Real Anthony Fauci, I see no evidence that he was ever dedicated to the public, even in imitation of his betters.

    He is quite simply a mendacious, preening, power grabber whose highest value is self aggrandizement. Personally I would characterize him more simply as an evil son of a bitch.

    If there were a shred of justice in this world he would spend the rest of his days in the harshest prison, with a brutal cellmate who would administer The Jab about twice per day.

    • mrs_saj January 30, 2023 at 10:15 am #

      Zoltar,

      You beat me to it. I just looked up the definition of hapless before coming back to comment. “Soulless” is more like it. Hapless just won’t do. And yes, RFK Jr’s book is influencing my opinion. Fauci is pure evil.

    • steppingup January 30, 2023 at 10:29 am #

      Hear Hear !!!

    • Islander January 30, 2023 at 10:32 am #

      Zoltar. Yes.

      I gagged on that one too.

      I don’t know how JHK can come to such an oddly benign conclusion re Fauci.

      Islander: I’ll tell you how: what I describe about Fauci is not necessarily “benign,” it was self-aggrandizing conduct (as well as money-grubbing), and that is what led him into evil. I did not suggest that his behavior was other than evil –JHK Admin

      The goods on him are out there, not just in RFK’s book. David Martin, Kari Mullis, and others have outted him.

      Plus we have the evidence of our own eyes: the flip-flopping on mask wearing, the emails regarding the suppression of the lab-leak/created virus evidence, the angry self-righteousness and insults toward Congress that Fauci displayed when questioned by those to whom he is accountable and who have a right to question him, and much, much more.

      Fauci is the quintessential “in-group” fighter, obviously out for his own enrichment AND aggrandizement.

      I am scratching my head as to how JHK seems to have accepted the “Saint Fauci” narrative and seems willing to give this creep a pass.

      • SW January 30, 2023 at 10:45 am #

        Fauci wants to “appear” to be as noble and brilliant as Fleming and Pasteur based on nothing more than his press releases (and inflated ego) rather than actual medical accomplishments. I didn’t see this as giving him a pass but more as seeing through his motive to go down in medical history as one of the greats.

        • MaryQueen January 30, 2023 at 11:29 am #

          Same conclusion I came to reading that. I don’t know how anyone turns that into JHK lauding the guy.

        • Islander January 30, 2023 at 1:45 pm #

          “You have the reckless, symbiotic relations between the US public health bureaucracy and the pharmaceutical companies, and tons of money at stake, **plus the colossal ego of hapless Dr. Anthony Fauci wishing to pose as an historic world-saver, another Louis Pasteur or Alexander Fleming**.”

          The first part of the sentence is correct.

          With all due respect, “colossal ego” and “hapless”* here do not compute. Fauci was/is not hapless. AFAIK he never posed like anyone such as Pasteur. As I wrote, I think Fauci was/is an infighter who was determined to defend the narrative, whatever it was, and make it stick, because that was how he defended himself. He knew damn well what was at stake—for him—if the edifice cracked.

          It was the public—and the media—that treated him like a saviour figure, with the ridiculous vulgar candles, merch, etc..

          MQ: Re ” I don’t know how anyone turns that into JHK lauding the guy.” There you go again, teacher’s pet!

          “give a pass” is not “laud.”

          * hapless: marked by the absence of good luck : unfortunate

          • MaryQueen January 31, 2023 at 7:12 pm #

            That sure is a lot of twisting into a pretzel to convince people you didn’t misinterpret.

          • zenfugue January 31, 2023 at 8:20 pm #

            “Misinterpret”? Generous understatement!

          • Islander February 2, 2023 at 12:16 pm #

            MQ: Have-to-be-right pretzel twister par excellence.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle February 2, 2023 at 3:52 pm #

            The Man They Call Zazelle dances The Pretzel in-between Islander and MaryQueen…

      • Jarek January 30, 2023 at 1:58 pm #

        To take up Mr Kunstler’s point: Most people don’t start out as evil. Jim Jones may once have been an idealistic preacher of the Christian social gospel. Many California Democrats once thought so.

        Gandalf: Even Sauron was once beautiful and good.

        • Hereward the Woke January 30, 2023 at 2:43 pm #

          Jim Jones actually started off doing a lot of good for the local community. He then succumbed to ego mania. The rest is history.

      • mrs_saj January 30, 2023 at 8:02 pm #

        Kary Mullis loathed Fauci for the lying, maniacal, loathsome sac-o-shit that he is.

      • TPTB-USA January 31, 2023 at 11:59 am #

        To make sense of the nonsense, look at the situation from the perspective that Brix and Fauci were moles in the Trump administration, and that they were spearheads of the Build Back Better/The Great Reset agenda.

        Watch: WEF Dr Fauci shares 4 lessons the US has learnt from the pandemic
        weforum.org/videos/21428-dr-fauci-shares-4-lessons-the-us-has-learnt-from-the-pandemic-1

        Then ask yourself: Why is Fauci doing PR for the World Economic Forum (WEF), who is he talking to, and what is he saying?

        A picture is worth a thousand words, and as you say, “the evidence of our own eyes”. Like Kerry, others in the Biden administration, other leaders throughout the World, Fauci has deluded himself into believing that he is one of the elite that will save the World.

        • Not_GeorgeT February 1, 2023 at 9:43 am #

          “Fauci has deluded himself into believing that he is one of the elite that will save the World.”

          I’m not convinced. There might be some delusion afoot, I see him as pure evil. He’s not at the top of the pyramid, but high enough up to have done real and irreplaceable damage. References to him as a modern version of Mengele seems much closer to the mark.

          I see power and greed as motivators, and likely ultimate ends in themselves. So I don’t see any beneficence in him. Rather, he inhabits a realm populated by ghoulish individuals having roots in sociopathic behaviour.

          • Not_GeorgeT February 1, 2023 at 9:52 am #

            ‘irreplicable’ which apparently the wordpress ai doesn’t like so it kept changing it to irreplaceable.

          • TPTB-USA February 1, 2023 at 10:37 pm #

            His group couldn’t live with themselves if they viewed each other as evil, and they see power and greed as their reward.

      • zenfugue January 31, 2023 at 8:16 pm #

        Absolutely nothing in today’s, or any other of Jim’s missives, even suggests, let alone accepts a “Saint Fauci” narrative.

    • 100th Avatar January 30, 2023 at 10:33 am #

      And his arrogance allowed him to willingly step into the role of shit-screen. To be the face and locus of attention while the true criminals like Bourlas and Zients more than happily jeopardized people across the globe while lining their pockets.

      Yet he still distracts. Enough to allow Zients to step into a de facto leadership role of this steaming shit heap country you find yourself in.

    • Beryl of Oyl January 30, 2023 at 11:24 am #

      “The colossal ego of hapless Dr. Anthony Fauci wishing to pose as an historic world-saver, another Louis Pasteur or Alexander Fleming.”

      I think that’s accurate.

      He does envision himself as some sort of hero.

      The word ‘hapless’ I think conveys more of a sense of helplessness because it sounds like helpless.

      In terms of someone having fortune go against him, it fits, doesn’t it?

      • Zoltar January 30, 2023 at 1:30 pm #

        Beryl:

        HAPP in Old Norse meant “good fortune.” Having evolved into that which happens – happenstance – it is a neutral word root, but hapless clearly connotes suffering an absence of good fortune.

        Fortune has not caused Fauci to suffer, else he would be in prison now and publicly reviled.

        In our polarized society a great many people are still effectively propagandized to adore and admire him. He’s rich, retired, and unlikely to be ruffled by inconvenient punishment. And that is far from hapless.

      • Jarek January 30, 2023 at 2:02 pm #

        Hapless connotes helpless or one who has been fooled – a patsy. From that pov, Fauci is the least hapless man you will ever meet. He’s a Master of office or mammalian politics. A very gifted in-fighter. He makes other people in to patsies in other words.

      • Rulo Deschamps January 30, 2023 at 9:03 pm #

        Yes, that’s accurate. Colossal ego AND grift both.

  8. Michael Dowd January 30, 2023 at 10:07 am #

    Really excellent, Jim!!

  9. Dr. Coyote January 30, 2023 at 10:09 am #

    Some time ago in a podcast – so many, I forget which one – a former TLA agent who had had enough was asked “So, when is this whole corruption complex going to crack?” His answer was both straightforward and chilling: When the enforcer class realizes that their paycheck dollars are inflated into worthlessness and that their pensions are effectively gone. Then they’ll walk off and try to make their way somehow else.

    With the looming end of the petrodollar, this pursuing object in the rear-view mirror could be closer than it appears. I don’t welcome an economic crash, but it may be like throwing up when you’ve eaten something bad. It feels miserable a the time, but it gets you back on the road to healing.

  10. cowbell81 January 30, 2023 at 10:09 am #

    Chicago Mayor’s response to lessen the crime wave: “that street vendors rely on other payments besides cash to prevent robberies.”

    Gee, doesn’t this sound oddly like the WEF wanting to impose digital currency upon all of us?

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    • MaryQueen January 30, 2023 at 11:32 am #

      Thanks for bringing up what I consider yet another of the new psyops. I am seeing a LOT of robberies – or attempted robberies – of ATMs all of a sudden. Why? They’ve been around since the 1980s. And they are very difficult to break into, so why are bumbling idiots trying to drag them out of stores using trucks, or smashing into them with their cars?

      And why are many small business owners being robbed systematically on a never before seen level? Either our economy has already crashed and it’s not being reported, or the systematic robberies are not organic. One might suspect that in order to keep those poor business owners safe, the need to stop using cash…. or something. 😉

      • Beryl of Oyl January 30, 2023 at 12:19 pm #

        Or close the stores entirely. Businesses such as Amazon and Walmart, which aren’t or no longer are interested in running actual stores, do not want the competition from the places people who want to see and touch and try on what they are buying, and take it home with them, will patronize as alternatives.

        The governments that allow the fleecing of local businesses are the same governments pushing cashless.

        Why does no one see this for what it is?

        • SW January 30, 2023 at 4:40 pm #

          And make it a misdemeanor to shoplift. In California you have to steal $900 before it becomes a crime. There are numerous videos of thieves filling trash sacks in front of security guards in CVS, small clothing stores and liquor stores.

        • MaryQueen January 31, 2023 at 7:19 pm #

          Seems pretty obvious to me, yep.

  11. rudyspeaks January 30, 2023 at 10:18 am #

    Good post. The best observation, for me, was the idea that what has been destroyed is “our basic consensus about reality”. Words no longer have agreed-on meanings (the “Humpty-Dumpty Culture”). How, in God’s name, can Sec. of State Blinken describe the Ukraine invasion as an unprecedented violation of international law? As though Vietnam, Yugoslavia, Iraq, Libya, et al never happened? Do they assume us to be so dumb as to not notice?

    • Ron Anselmo January 30, 2023 at 10:28 am #

      Yes.

    • SW January 30, 2023 at 10:47 am #

      Yes. And for MSM to back them up.

    • MaryQueen January 30, 2023 at 11:33 am #

      We live in The United States of Amnesia, after all.

      • Beryl of Oyl January 30, 2023 at 12:20 pm #

        Think about what weed does to short-term memory.

        • Ron Anselmo January 30, 2023 at 5:09 pm #

          What did you say?

        • MaryQueen January 31, 2023 at 7:19 pm #

          It’s all connected, isn’t it?

        • aelpha January 31, 2023 at 10:22 pm #

          It certainly makes most users forget that the weed was grown inside a secure building using energy 24/7/365 and pumped full of CO2 at 1200ppm.

    • Paula D January 30, 2023 at 12:33 pm #

      It boggles the mind. And it’s not just US squawking heads that spew that bullshit, it’s all NATOstan countries, along with the small countries that somehow get forced to vote with the US in the UN, host military bases, and other forms of submission to Empire.

      When the US can no longer force the Marshall Islands (et al) to go along with this doubletalk…….that will be a big clue that we are about to go down hard.

      • Why_weren't_we_asked_about_Degrowth January 30, 2023 at 2:24 pm #

        The US swapped out the leaders of most of the NATO countries and it owns them by debt. by scandal and out right threats. The rest of the globe India, Russia, China and South Africa are not owned by the US. They have watched the all stick no carrot US policies against Libya, Syria, Venezuela, Serbia and countries like Brazil, Honduras and Bolivia where we just swapped out elected leaders.

        The US is losing its global influence, which threatens the ability for it to sell unlimited amounts of debt. Getting into a war with Russia just shows how desperate the US is. The war is devastating the population of Ukraine and the living standards of most of Europe.

        The old Henry Kissinger quote is now well known around the world.

        “To be an enemy of America can be dangerous, but to be a friend is fatal”

    • Jarek January 30, 2023 at 2:04 pm #

      See above. The word hapless now means good fortune or it used to mean that so it must mean that now?

    • Hereward the Woke January 30, 2023 at 2:46 pm #

      The violation of international law was Ukraine breaking the Minsk Declarations and killing 10k+ ethnic Russians. Those declarations were backed by France and Germany, and ratified by the UN. That’s international law.

  12. Beryl of Oyl January 30, 2023 at 10:21 am #

    I like the quote at the top of today’s article.

    Bernie made some sort of deal fairly early on in the primaries. I remember Michael Moore throwing a major fit over some event Bernie was locked out of, and then he and Bernie just quit talking about it.

    I can’t find it right now, I never anticipated at the time needing to have all this stuff saved and retrievable or I’d never see it again.

    There was also a suspicious bit of theater with Tulsi appealing to Biden and Bernie after a rules change that locked her out of a debate. Why didn’t Bernie object?

    Tulsi Gabbard calls out Biden and Bernie after the DNC locks her out of the debate

    https://www.theblaze.com/news/tulsi-gabbard-calls-out-biden-and-bernie-after-the-dnc-locks-her-out-of-the-debate

    There was a whole lot of fixin’ going on from the get-go.

    • JohnAZ January 30, 2023 at 10:43 am #

      Perhaps it is not the entire Democratic Party of the 1900s, but the Deep State Mob of the 2000s. A Uniparty effort comprised of a conglomerate of government and globalist Mobsters independent of our two party system. Part of the globalist Mob that is headed up by the WEF supporters that utilize the syndicates, like the cartels, to “finance” their plans. James Bond, where are you when we need you.

      A yuge question, is BRICS+ the ally of the WEF or its arch enemy. Are we witnessing a division of the world, East and West? Is the first step of the BRICS ascension the tearing down of the USA dollar?

      Are folks like Manchin, Sinema, Gabbard and maybe even Sanders along with most of the media and judiciary so afraid of this group they just lay down in front of them? Even the three mentioned have not jumped, just went independent and caucusing with the Mob.

    • JackStraw January 30, 2023 at 11:22 am #

      Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala were abducted by the police while trying to attend a presidential debate and were handcuffed to chairs for 8 hours in a warehouse until it was over.

      Democracy in action right there.

    • Paula D January 30, 2023 at 12:37 pm #

      Yes, they didn’t even take Jill and Cheri to a police station to book them. They took them to a black site somewhere in New York. They didn’t even untie them so that they could use the restroom.

      Then they let them out at midnight, dropping them off on an onramp without their cellphones.

      Because…..Land Of The Free.

    • Billy Hill January 30, 2023 at 12:40 pm #

      Anybody remember Michael Bloomberg? He said he’d enter the race if he saw Biden fading (which Biden never did, exactly; he just never lit up). Well Bloomberg entered the race as the not-Bernie centrist, spent a lot of money betting all on Super Tuesday, made some stupid, almost embarrassing ads, put foot in mouth, and then disappeared.

      Indeed the fix was in and I am amazed Bloomberg was unaware. To have been a fly on the wall at the meeting of The Rulers and Mr Bloomberg where he was presented with the Plan: install the two candidates with the least appeal in a truly cynical gesture — a veritable middle finger directed at everyone! Love to know the terms of that deal.

  13. JohnAZ January 30, 2023 at 10:26 am #

    Two major stories affecting today’s blog.

    One. China is starting to liquidate 218 billion dollars worth of treasuries and buying gold with the payoff. That is a dagger aimed at the dollar’s heart. BRICS is starting to flex its muscles.

    Two, the illegals are starting to surge at the Northern border in spite of the frigid temperatures. No numbers yet, sure to follow.

    • malthuss January 30, 2023 at 10:36 am #

      China hordes gold. China inc is always buying gold, yes?

      when does gold cost a million u s $ an ounce?

      • JohnAZ January 30, 2023 at 10:49 am #

        Draining the metal standard for the dollar’s reserve status destroys the faith in the dollar, it is going on as we watch.

        China is detecting our weakness enough to make a major move at the same time as the debt limit civil war starts.

        Fox is touting an Air Force general this AM predicting that the US will be at war with China by 2025. ?????? Just one of Fox’s MIC pundits?

        • Disaffected January 30, 2023 at 11:58 am #

          The AF General actually put that out to his command, so it’s definitely true. But Generals being Generals, that’s not all that surprising to say as a motivational tool. It was an Air Mobility Command general as well, so not one of the fighter jocks who would actually be laying it on the line in earnest. I’d say we’re already at war anyway, we’re just not actually shooting yet.

      • TPTB-USA January 30, 2023 at 11:01 am #

        “when does gold cost a million u s $ an ounce?”

        MA essentially contends that will happen when citizens throughout the world lose faith in their government in unison (otherwise, arbitrage works its magic).

    • Rowdypiglet January 30, 2023 at 2:15 pm #

      We can only hope it’s too cold at the Northern border for most of them, particularly since they can just stroll across the Southern border with no real impediment. They would be decidedly unwelcome in Northern Maine, and it’s too cold to hang around outside, even briefly.

      • Not_GeorgeT February 1, 2023 at 11:11 am #

        Burlington VT, as I understand, is a hopeless city. Bernie country, by the way (I digress). Yes, very cold, just as is its neighbor Winooski (labeled by some as the most diverse city in the state).

        However, the trend is in motion. Non-resident voting has been upheld in both Winooski and Montpelier by the VT Supreme Court. It is on the Ballot in Burlington this March 7th.

        Let’s take ourselves South just a few miles into Massachusetts. Any non-citizen (i.e. illegal alien) can obtain MA drivers license and thus be registered to vote. The RMV automatically does the voter registration. This goes into effect in a matter of weeks. I’m not suggesting illegals don’t already drive in MA, only now they can have a legal drivers license and voter registration, (transferable to anywhere in the country).

        Though it is cold, it is becoming more inviting as in ‘come on up’ to paraphrase the late Ernie Boch.

  14. 100th Avatar January 30, 2023 at 10:27 am #

    “Biden” names Covid-war and healthcare profiteer Zients as his Chief of Staff and not a word.

    Nothing from the major propaganda organs (as expected).

    Even though he claimed assets between $50M to $450M!

    Another fine example of the corporate-government revolving door where top executives from top firms rotate in and out of bureaucratic leadership positions.

    Fauci is a fall-guy. The parasites rely on you combatting the symptoms, not the infection. And the US is heavily infected.

    • MaryQueen January 30, 2023 at 11:36 am #

      “Trust the Zients!”

      LMAO. Some of these names, you just can’t believe they are real.

      • Jarek January 30, 2023 at 2:32 pm #

        If McDonald’s is Irish,
        And MacDonald, Scottish,
        What is Zients?

        Anybody?

        • WadeWaters February 1, 2023 at 2:44 pm #

          My guess is he’s from the tribe.

  15. happiface January 30, 2023 at 10:28 am #

    fiat dollar,currency issues,war,poverty,blah blah blah—-take any group of 100 people and 80 of them on average are really stupid,ill informed,practice very little wisdom in their own life–look how fat the average person is now days–cops,gooooovermint workers,any worker,etc,even the young people are chunky–when i was young it was rare,now the norm–now people elevated trained murderers,ie,military-u.s. has been on the wrong side of history losing every war the last 75 years–calling a draw is not winning–the usa,nato has invaded over 250 countries the last 30 years killing millions–legal,illegal drug use,rampant alcohol abuse in all sectors of society–we are very sick–you that say turn to jesus are as sick as all the others–your pious,self righteous bs of wrath and judgement is twisted,demented–god ain’t like you,does not talk,think,act like you–we are a sick world and when the nukes fly you will find your rupture,er,rapture

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    • Wxtwxtr January 30, 2023 at 10:40 am #

      The 80%? Ballast in the bilge of the ship of state, keeping it upright despite stormy seas and a drunk captain.

    • elysianfield January 30, 2023 at 11:25 am #

      those of you that say turn to Jesus are as sick as all the others…”

      ” I used to be fucked up on drugs…and then I found Jesus…

      Now I’m all fucked up on Jesus….”~T. Chong

      • cowbell81 January 30, 2023 at 11:31 am #

        Jesus is our Lord and Savior, Trump is our President, and Putin is our Leader in Moral Civilization.

    • Jarek January 30, 2023 at 2:36 pm #

      Well said. They shouldn’t be voting, right? Right?

      Ballast? Or dead weight? At their best, they have peasant wisdom and know everyone is lying to them. Of course, that doesn’t mean they would know how to run a State. Or that they don’t secretly wish to do the very same things themselves if they ever got the chance.

  16. Wxtwxtr January 30, 2023 at 10:32 am #

    I get exhausted whenever I hear about what “we” – whoever “we” are – did to “us”. And usually stop reading. But today’s title brought a smile. Reality recognition. Life During Wartime – sounds like Talking Heads. 🙂

    Not being a “public intellectual” of “the thinking class”, I’m free to say that we are a conquered nation, errr – District – of the One World; ruled by smart people using Engdahl’s Full Spectrum Dominance.

    No one here is old enough to remember Vichy Paris, but there we are.
    Vichy D.C. is beholden to the ‘Bond Villain’ Conquerors, and even his Minions are parading around in plain sight, having reached the stage of “naked, smirking evil”, yearning to scrape a Deplorable off the bottom of their shoe.

    Despite that, the D.C. empire is at it’s 4th Turning, and will fall. But when, how & why? Both the people and the remnants of capitalism are more resilient and persistent than the invaders, but corrupted by ideas – “there’s some good in the worst of us”, so it might be a while, maybe a generation. But “88-year-olds” don’t live forever. That’s for JHK’s fiction to show, as The Long Emergency slowly, then quickly, turns into The World Made By Hand.

    • farmgal January 30, 2023 at 11:20 am #

      @wxtwxtr – I really like that phraseology…”naked, smirking evil”. It kind of says it all.

    • Jarek January 30, 2023 at 2:40 pm #

      Whites in Detroit used to go out and beat the Black rioters back with shovels and baseball bats. But when the Blacks gained control of the City’s government, they fled. What else could they do?

    • Jimpa January 31, 2023 at 10:33 am #

      Completely agree with the use of “we”. “We” doesn’t exist except in the minds of the government control freaks. When talking of the government and their terrible actions and policies, I try to use “US”, Feds, or something but not “We”.

    • Not_GeorgeT February 1, 2023 at 11:20 am #

      In 1990 Strauss and Howe predicted the next Fourth Turning as the time period where we are now.

      ‘But when, how & why?’ was beyond the scope of their work. The only way to find out is to live through it. Are we having fun yet?

      Maybe that’s were the former speaker of the house got the idea about voting yes for mammoth bills in order to find out what was in them. Just a passing thought.

  17. docmartin January 30, 2023 at 10:35 am #

    Obama is the most divisive president in US history. The real Americans have been silently raging since his second term. He made Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton look like amateurs. Civil war is a more noble option than a shoulder shrugging collapse.If we can get one or two major names being prosecuted then maybe our country has a chance to stabilize.

    • malthuss January 30, 2023 at 10:38 am #

      hopeful? I dont have hope. USA is now a debt based system with more n more 3rd worlders moving here.

      • Yirgach January 30, 2023 at 12:16 pm #

        They have debased the currency because they had to (consequences? Pheh!).

        For an interesting read lookup

        “Martin Armstrong The Monetary History of the Roman Republic”.

    • Cankerpuss January 30, 2023 at 10:40 am #

      The avalanche is at the bottom of the mountain slope now. All we can do is prepare for and hope for better times after the snow settles. With a government as massive and corrupt as ours, this is not a bad thing. We don’t reset this mess. We purge everything and start over with a clean slate. That’s the only way.

      Best,
      CP

      • farmgal January 30, 2023 at 11:25 am #

        @CP – totally agree that we need a clean slate – there is no way to ever clean our house, so to speak. But in my wildest dreams and imaginations I cannot fathom the pain and destruction that will come.

        I guess I have read too many dystopian and apocolyptic books not to shudder with horror at the death and destruction the end will bring.

    • Wxtwxtr January 30, 2023 at 10:45 am #

      Obomba had smarter handlers – The Blackmail State.
      Those other two mere demagogues, and unlikely to be able to spell it.

    • Jarek January 30, 2023 at 2:42 pm #

      Never forget his pick, Eric Holder, who said after he was sworn in that he would never go after any of his own people. Why wasn’t Holder grabbed then and there, and indicted for contempt of office?

      • Not_GeorgeT February 1, 2023 at 11:24 am #

        Great example of a rhetorical question.

        Good job at good wages with a golden parachute at the end.

  18. Cankerpuss January 30, 2023 at 10:38 am #

    ” The US is visibly collapsing now: our economy, our financial arrangements, our culture, our influence in world affairs, and our basic consensus about reality.”

    Although, admittedly, I am not looking forward to enduring the hardships that will result from the coming collapse of the American empire, I can’t help but think positively about such a collapse. So much rot. So much waste. So much filth. So much corruption. None of this is worth saving and we as a people don’t have the willpower or the intelligence to purge this filth from our institutions. It’s just not there. NFL stadiums are still jam packed with people paying more attention to football than to the collapse of their nations. Millions are still tuning in to watch the Bachelor, The Voice and Idol.

    I do believe in God. Whether it be an entity or a concept like natural law, there is a God and that God will reclaim what it will reclaim. Filth, rot and corruption that is now the United States of America will be reclaimed and the days that come after that will be bright and glorious as the evil that has soured our progress will be purged. Imagine what we as a society could accomplish if there is no evil or corruption to hedge up our way. God willing.

    Thanks, Mr. Kunstler, for your post. I love reading them. You point out the bad but do so in a manner that brings me hope that there are better days ahead and that this corruption cabal will, eventually, be cast down, one way or another.

    Best,
    CP

    • JohnAZ January 30, 2023 at 11:06 am #

      Who will pull off this miracle? Who in the USA is capable of resetting the structure of American governance?

      The Great Reset is coming and it will be from without. The people of America are no longer capable of manning the rudder of The ship of state.

      • Woodchuck February 2, 2023 at 9:57 am #

        Unfortunately, secession is the only answer to all these dilemmas. Our entire federal government is a lost cause, and all the people working in it need to find other employment. Not a single person in any of these three letter agencies here is competent or honest. After the establishment of successful and new state governments or confederations of governments, then and only then could we be talking about having a new constitutional convention and forming a new USA.

        Changing subject a bit. In my ancient little hillbilly town, way back during the first part of the 1800’s our jail here had a whipping post and a gibbet on the property. Justice was very inexpensive and effective back then. After our nation is completely broke and unable to afford to spend 30,000 dollars a year to house each criminal – a different plan will come into effect. And it will probably only cost a tiny fraction of what our contemporary law enforcement system costs. Instead of very costly jail time, all that will be necessary for “corrections” is perhaps 5 minutes tied to a whipping post and getting the skin literally ripped off your back might be far more effective than years spent in jail. And for those that aren’t affected by a good flogging with a cat-o-nine-tails, there’s always the gibbet behind the jailhouse to permanently solve problems. And it costs hardly anything but a bit of time spent by a guy wearing a black hood.

  19. Beryl of Oyl January 30, 2023 at 10:38 am #

    Regarding the vaxx and the damage – I have a word or two from Alex Berenson about the makeup of the various vaccines, and also about what that means for the future:

    “Only Pfizer and Moderna were mRNA.

    AZ/JNJ/Russia were DNA/AAV – also potentially problematic but less so.

    The Indian and Chinese shots, which most of the developing world (and China) got, were old-school inactivated virus.

    Novavax, which ~no one got, was pure spike protein.”

    https://twitter.com/AlexBerenson/status/1619331677565898752?s=20&t=hiXoOyTQa_TM6LgxI8M5Ew

    “If the biggest critics of the COVID shots are right, it’s the end of civilization.”
    https://twitter.com/AlexBerenson/status/1619329297982038019?s=20&t=hiXoOyTQa_TM6LgxI8M5Ew

    Nice to see Scott Adams is finally trying to learn something.

    Another thing- the depopulation conspiracy theory for western nations kind of fits with the places they deployed the mRNA shots, doesn’t it?

    • 100th Avatar January 30, 2023 at 10:41 am #

      You forgot Janssen/J&J

      • JohnAZ January 30, 2023 at 10:55 am #

        Look again, AZ/JNJ/Russia

    • Ron Anselmo January 30, 2023 at 11:16 am #

      “Another thing- the depopulation conspiracy theory for western nations kind of fits with the places they deployed the mRNA shots, doesn’t it?” ~ Beryl of Oil

      Yes Beryl – exactly! Fits hand-in-glove with the Deagel’s List of Countries Forecast for 2025. Hand-in-glove.

      I’d say 2025 population numbers may be coming in right on target.

    • Jarek January 30, 2023 at 2:49 pm #

      As Lovecraft said, if Cthulhu had actually risen, the world would be screaming in terror.

      Similarly, if the spikes were fully transmissable, we’d be doomed.

    • Night Owl January 30, 2023 at 2:57 pm #

      Berenson still pushing Paxlovid and claming neuro damage from MRNA shots is a hoax?

      • Night Owl January 30, 2023 at 2:59 pm #

        “Before Paxlovid the ivermectin grift didn’t matter, because ivermectin is ~harmless (unlike HCQ). Useless and harmless is fine. But in a world with an RCT-proven treatment, the joke that is ivermectin is no longer funny, and any physician who pushes it should be ashamed.”

        https://twitter.com/AlexBerenson/status/1617708101658107904

        Sweet mask, too.

        • Amman January 31, 2023 at 9:49 pm #

          The joke that is ivermectin?? Heard so much good things about it.

  20. Tom11050 January 30, 2023 at 10:48 am #

    Above all, we need to develop (or rediscover) useful and entertaining stories and music that help to show us who we are as a people and how to live a meaningful life. The present cultural output of this country is worse than useless in that it actually degrades and demoralizes (check out “upcoming movies 2023).
    Imagine, instead, going to a movie or watching tv and being inspired to be a better person, or listening to music and feeling uplifted. Sure, we can do this as individuals by picking and choosing what we watch and listen to but this experience needs to be shared as a society for all of us to move forward.

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    • 100th Avatar January 30, 2023 at 10:54 am #

      People relying on movies and TV to inspire us the problem.

      Stop relying on programming and use your f’ing brains

      • JohnAZ January 30, 2023 at 11:01 am #

        Think about this, 80% of movies are superhuman types. Those use a superhuman person or element to a messianic attempt to save the world.

        Sound familiar? Think Judea, 30 AD, the Hebrew nation, waiting, waiting.

        Then Jesus shows up, telling the world that they answer lies in inward strength and faith.

        • WadeWaters January 30, 2023 at 12:07 pm #

          Christ! You know it ain’t easy.

          • messianicdruid January 30, 2023 at 1:22 pm #

            Become a conduit instead of a battery.

      • MaryQueen January 30, 2023 at 11:16 am #

        THANK YOU.

      • Jarek January 30, 2023 at 6:47 pm #

        Because they are made by people who hate us.

    • SW January 30, 2023 at 10:59 am #

      Here’s a list of best picture nominations:

      Everything Everywhere All at Once
      Top Gun: Maverick
      Elvis
      Tár
      The Banshees of Inisherin
      The Fabelmans
      Avatar: The Way of Water
      All Quiet on the Western Front
      Triangle of Sadness
      Women Talking

      No Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Lawrence of Arabia, or much of anything with an actual plot. All navel-gazing, special effects, or angst.

      • MaryQueen January 30, 2023 at 11:15 am #

        Movies have become a joke, and the Oscars and even bigger joke.

        • aelpha January 31, 2023 at 10:44 pm #

          Not the comedies.

          • MaryQueen February 2, 2023 at 9:05 pm #

            What comedies? They are formulaic trash.

      • elysianfield January 30, 2023 at 11:35 am #

        SW,
        You want plot and entertainment? I highly recommend “Smokin’ Aces”. Great fun, good dialogue, well acted, with a handful of recognizable actors…B+ grade at least.

        Women will enjoy the film also (at least the psychopathic ones).

        I give it four thumbs up.

        • SW January 30, 2023 at 11:47 am #

          Okay! Thanks for the tip.

      • SpeedyBB January 31, 2023 at 4:46 am #

        What can you expect when Hollywood is looking backwards (and therefore running smack into things) and the frantically-consuming consumers are hypnotically-entranced – by their tiny screens buzzing with … games!

        “In the last decade, the gaming industry has been smashing Hollywood’s earnings out of the park. The gaming industry is now consistently bigger than the film industry with the top games earning more than the big blockbusters. The top sellers include Grand Theft Auto V, Red Dead Redemption Two, Fall Out 4 and the Call of Duty franchise. One thing all of these games have in common is that they don’t skimp on the characterisation and take as much care with the story as any Avengers or Jurassic Park.”

        “In the last decade, the gaming industry has been smashing Hollywood’s earnings out of the park! Just in 2021, the Global “Games Market” had a whopping $180BN in revenue. In fact, Gaming is bigger than Hollywood and the music industry combined.”

        Thus the smartly-groomed, highly-trained, piss-elegant actor corps are reduced to doing sound tracks for idiotic games.

        Rather reflects the general degradation, dumbing-down, of the culture.

        I’ve learned and hell of a lot from this comments section, and of course the revelations of our host, but one of the astonishing trends discussed here often is the infantilization of the masses. Thinking of it that way explains a great deal about the gullibility and simple-mindedness we see around us. And the freewheeling arrogance of TPTB and their media whores.

        • Paula D January 31, 2023 at 2:26 pm #

          Those games are meant to desensitize young men to make them more suitable for the military.

          I read a book about that a while back. Apparently very few US soldiers in WW1 and WW2 ever fired their rifles to kill.
          This was considered a problem to be solved by our ruling overlords.

          I forget what they did after WW2, but what they did this century is put out those video games.

          And then the boys who grew up blasting people in the games are put on computers in Nevada where they can control drones blowing away people in targeted countries, with not a whiff of anguish.
          They can get home in time to go to their own kids’ baseball games and be applauded by the crowd for their ”service”.

          I think the book was called “On Killing”.

          • MaryQueen January 31, 2023 at 7:27 pm #

            People are in complete denial that the games can create monsters out of kids who shoot up their own families. It happens a lot, but it’s not reported.

    • D from OR January 30, 2023 at 11:09 am #

      I know that musicians outside the system are now tuning to 432hz rather than 440hz.

      The 440 was standardized in 1936 when the seeds of the modern manipulation of the public began under FDR. It creates tension instead of peace.

      As far as entertainment there is lots to see and do you just have to go local. Live theater and performances abound (try local colleges and high schools) and they are what we choose to support with our money.

      Avoid anything mainstream and you’ll find it is very easy to be uplifted and entertained.

      • Amman January 30, 2023 at 12:30 pm #

        Good advice. And simple to do.

    • MaryQueen January 30, 2023 at 11:18 am #

      IOW, you believe that the people who create the programming that has helped degrade society will suddenly turn into benevolent beings who produce actual great inspirational art.

      Not gonna happen.

      Make your own art.

      • Amman January 30, 2023 at 12:31 pm #

        I think she or He is saying go local… (?)

  21. zappalives January 30, 2023 at 10:56 am #

    Excellent piece………keep em comin Jimbo !

  22. Opie January 30, 2023 at 11:09 am #

    I’m surprised no one is talking about the Pfizer exec caught on tape saying that they are still doing gain of function experiments on the Covid virus, YouTube pulled the plug on that one mighty fast. Even Tuckers exposé on it disappeared on Fox’s website. Orwell in real time. In another USA, that would have been a lead story.

    • JohnAZ January 30, 2023 at 11:13 am #

      Opie

      Look back at Friday’s blog, you will see a lot of response.

      • MaryQueen January 30, 2023 at 11:14 am #

        I took it to mean mainstream media, not the commenters here.

        • JohnAZ January 30, 2023 at 11:56 am #

          Yeah, right.

          There are a lot of stories I hear more about on the CFN than the Media.

    • MaryQueen January 30, 2023 at 11:13 am #

      Mass shootings also disappear in a day, or half a day.

      That’s the new normal.

      • cowbell81 January 30, 2023 at 11:37 am #

        Yeah, what ever happened about that shooting a week ago in California? It has already been shelved to the annals of ancient history.

        • Paula D January 30, 2023 at 12:44 pm #

          Wrong color perp.

          Like the red SUV that ran over 62 people at the Christmas parade.

          Whooosshh! Right down the Memory Hole..

        • MaryQueen January 30, 2023 at 2:59 pm #

          TWO shootings, within a couple of days of each other.

          As Paula says, shooters were the wrong color.

          • malthuss January 30, 2023 at 7:15 pm #

            the tranny in colorado.

          • Paula D January 31, 2023 at 12:22 pm #

            Good one, Malthuss. Indeed that ”hate crime” went away quickly once the perp was identified.

    • Amman January 30, 2023 at 12:59 pm #

      Board talked about it in the last post.

      In another era, yes, it would have been a lead story. But now the US and Europe are in a new era.

      In this era, it seems to me just about all laws are routinely violated.

      Is this a sign of the presence of great danger? Are people afraid?

      • Amman January 30, 2023 at 1:01 pm #

        (west Europe, I should say)

  23. Amman January 30, 2023 at 11:09 am #

    “We now live in a nation where doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, universities destroy knowledge, governments destroy freedom, the press destroys information, religion destroys morals, and our banks destroy our economy ” – Chris Hedges

    A classic statement.

  24. MaryQueen January 30, 2023 at 11:13 am #

    Great post today, James, thank you!

    We will have a lot of sorting to do ourselves, Nature all the moreso. But yes, as I keep saying, Mother Nature Bats Last.

    So we wait and see whether the flash-in-the-pan time span of humans’ time on earth continues or the experiment goes down the tubes. Ought to be interesting, at least.

    • JohnAZ January 30, 2023 at 11:15 am #

      Yeah, Mary, 95% of all species are extinct.

      Only our arrogance allows us to think we are impervious to the laws of Mother Nature.

      • MaryQueen January 30, 2023 at 11:47 am #

        Definitely not a good sign that the Powers That Be think they can outsmart it.

    • Woodchuck January 30, 2023 at 11:53 am #

      Yeah, Mother Nature bats last. And instead of hitting a baseball – her bat is aimed squarely at our asses! We’re about to have blistered butts and won’t be able to sit down for a long time.

  25. AlD666 January 30, 2023 at 11:16 am #

    This column takes its readers through the looking glass into Fantasyland. I’m no defender of the status quo, my good friend, but you’re swimming with the churls. Election interference? Eight million more Americans voted for Biden than Trump. Vaccines? They can have side effects, but we can’t deny the millions of people still alive thanks to the vaccines. Biden? A lifetime politician but hardly a traitor because his son, an addict, is opportunistic. You’re feeding chum to the choir. You’re better than that.
    AID666– Yeah, I’m a conspiracy theorist, right? Stick around. You need to get your mind right. — JHK Admin.

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    • cowbell81 January 30, 2023 at 11:35 am #

      “Eight million more Americans voted for Biden than Trump.”

      Likely due to illegal immigrant votes, computer manipulation, and criminal syndicates and grift running the election system.

      • JohnAZ January 30, 2023 at 11:39 am #

        I remember that the Trump guys added up the growth rate of voters and the results of 2016 anf the 80 million for Biden and 72 million for Trump was impossible. Of course, nothing was investigated. The Deep State Mob was never going to allow Trump a lame duck term, whatever it took.

      • Paula D January 30, 2023 at 12:47 pm #

        I wish we could put memes on here. I have one that shows the photo of Biden sitting next to Obama (who has his head bowed in his hands) and saying “I got more votes than anyone in history, including you”.
        And Obama says “No one believes that, Joe”.

        Except for doofuses like AID666. (Fitting handle, by the way).

      • MaryQueen January 30, 2023 at 3:05 pm #

        Or, that’s just what they decided to report, no matter what the actual vote was.

        Kinda like they did with Hillary Clinton the night before the California primary in 2016.

    • SW January 30, 2023 at 11:44 am #

      “Millions of people still alive thanks to the vaccines”?

      Is that a fact? No. And please remember these mRNA shots are NOT vaccines, they are gene therapy. Vaccines are either killed viruses or weakened viruses that stimulate the immune system to produce antibodies to fight the virus if exposed. And even though, early on, the medical community realized covid was no threat to the young, these shots were encouraged for children as young as six months old with no idea of the long term effects on the developing immune system.

      “Biden? A lifetime politician but hardly a traitor because his son, an addict, is opportunistic.”

      This son whom he backed up by flying to Ukraine as VP and demanding the corruption investigation into a company that was paying said son $60K/month to sit on its board be stopped. And it was and he was on TV bragging about it. Does that make him a traitor? No. What it makes him is a career politician who uses his position to enrich his family and shield them from scrutiny.

      • JohnAZ January 30, 2023 at 11:51 am #

        Is a politician that uses his position and allows family to use his position to aid foreign countries a criminal? Treason is abetting a declared enemy, Ukraine is not that.

        But China?

        High crimes and misdemeanors, does this qualify Biden for impeachment and removal?

        IMO, yep!

    • MaryQueen January 30, 2023 at 11:47 am #

      Is this satire?

      • Hereward the Woke January 30, 2023 at 2:53 pm #

        Mary, I fear not. There are still millions – probably the majority – who think like him.

    • neurodoc January 30, 2023 at 1:41 pm #

      This ‘AID666’ is obviously either a bot, a shill, or a psychotic. I, for one, wouldn’t encourage it. But that’s just me.

    • Islander January 30, 2023 at 1:55 pm #

      Eight million more votes doesn’t mean eight million more voters!

      “They can have side effects”—they sure can!

      “We can’t deny the millions alive thanks to the vaccines.”
      Oh yes we can.
      Because for starters, we have no idea how many would have died absent vaccine.
      Absent control groups, there is no way to determine or estimate how many would have died in the absence of “the vaccines.”

      But we certainly can conclude that absent “the vaccines,” NONE of the side effects and the misery they have caused would have occurred, not to mention excess deaths worldwide, in particular of the “vaccinated.”

    • MaryQueen January 30, 2023 at 3:06 pm #

      Millions of people were saved by the vaccine?

      That’s a fun claim since it’s impossible to prove (which you obviously know).

      • Paula D January 30, 2023 at 3:37 pm #

        Millions saved by the “vaccine” is a corollary to “Sure I got covid after my 5 shots, but it would have been worse without them”.

        It makes no sense except to morons.

        • MaryQueen January 31, 2023 at 7:30 pm #

          Spot on.

          I can’t even keep track of how many people I’ve spoken to who got sick as a dog or almost died from the jab, then went back to get another one, and still thinks it would have been worse, EVEN when as a bonus, they get sick again a couple of months later.

    • Anthea January 30, 2023 at 5:21 pm #

      @ AID666:

      You can’t possible believe that. Nobody’s that stupid.

    • zenfugue January 31, 2023 at 8:25 pm #

      Bro’, you’ve OD’d on the koolaid!

  26. draupnir January 30, 2023 at 11:16 am #

    I think the plan is to “kill them all and let God sort them out.” Last night, I saw a recent video of a microscopic examination of a single drop of the Pfizer vax by a scientist at that Spanish University. At first, fresh from the bottle, at 800% magnification, the translation said they didn’t see much, other than particles of graphene, but then they exposed it to microwave radiation (both cell phones and microwaves emit radiofrequency radiation), and the graphine began to form long nanotubes that began to clump and tangle together. That is what they believe are in those long clumps doctors, coronors, and morticians are pulling out of the living and the dead. The more injections people get, the greater the load and the higher the risk. The microscopic examiner came right out and said this is the cause of all this excess death.He thinks they’re doing something to the brain, too.

    • cowbell81 January 30, 2023 at 11:36 am #

      This is why we are seeing more random accidents of cars plowing through storefront windows all across the country. We will end up with a nation of braindead, zombie looking humans that drop dead once a government programmed server tells them to.

    • JohnAZ January 30, 2023 at 11:45 am #

      One thing the immune system does is form chains of antibodies to “corral” the antigens so that WBCs can attack them easier. Could it be that the graphene allows this process to form easier? Enough inflammation complexes can clog kidney, coronary capillaries and arterioles and can trigger platelet clotting chains. All this is a fact, it happens under normal conditions.

      • JohnAZ January 30, 2023 at 11:53 am #

        One thing is for sure, no one knows squat about what is really happening.

        • cowbell81 January 30, 2023 at 12:01 pm #

          No, there is one person who knows, and that is Fauci, and maybe the Pfizer exec gay guy that turned up in that undercover video last week.

          • draupnir January 30, 2023 at 12:33 pm #

            Wasn’t that delicious? The sight of him scrambling around on the floor, trying to smash the equipment, as his career and life disintigrated before his eyes, was something I’ll never forget. One could almost feel sorry for him, if it weren’t for the fact that he deserves everything coming to him.

          • Amman January 30, 2023 at 1:06 pm #

            I won’t forget the shove that sent him flying.

          • cowbell81 January 30, 2023 at 1:17 pm #

            He is too much of a fairy boy to be able to muster a punch and fight back. More like a little hand slap with the flick of the wrist.

          • JohnAZ January 30, 2023 at 1:40 pm #

            Cowbell

            I do not know is Fauci has a clue what is going on.

            I wonder if the mRNA experts know much of anything that is really happening. Could it be that is why they used the vaxx to see what mRNA really does?

            How does it feel to be an experiment? Sucks!!

    • Amman January 30, 2023 at 12:04 pm #

      Ooh la la! Got Link?

      • draupnir January 30, 2023 at 12:23 pm #

        The algorithm won’t allow me to poast a link. This is my third try. bit chute. com/vid eo/ HMNY VB x8Y FK r/

        • SpeedyBB January 31, 2023 at 5:37 am #

          That one should get UNIVERSAL distribution, Doc. I’m sending it around to as many of my [receptive] correspondents as I can.

          Thanks for your efforts.

      • draupnir January 30, 2023 at 12:34 pm #

        Take out the spaces.

    • Amman January 30, 2023 at 1:46 pm #

      This is the 2nd video on Carbon Graphenes and vaccines I have seen.

      The first was the one by a German scientist (Dr. Noak) who said the vaccine contained graphene hydroxide that were acting like Razors in the blood. (Razors because they were flat and thin and stable.)

      • aelpha January 31, 2023 at 11:01 pm #

        Do you know what happened to Dr Andreas Noack? He was live and videocasting when police knocked down his door and arrested him. Then later he was not live anymore.

        • Amman January 31, 2023 at 11:13 pm #

          Saw it all.

    • Hereward the Woke January 30, 2023 at 2:54 pm #

      And none of the Covidiots even paused to ask, “Hey, I wonder what’s in this?”

      • MaryQueen January 30, 2023 at 3:08 pm #

        None had a problem with the quacksine being EXPERIMENTAL.

        • Amman January 31, 2023 at 3:26 am #

          Oh yeah, that too, MQ. Duh!

      • Amman January 31, 2023 at 3:24 am #

        No one asked “Do I trust Big Government? Do I trust Big Corp?”

    • Amman January 31, 2023 at 11:18 pm #

      If true, The USA, UK and west Europe are responsible. Period.

  27. Beryl of Oyl January 30, 2023 at 11:35 am #

    This by Alex Berenson is pretty good:

    On what the Iraq invasion and mRNA shots have in common

    And why it is so hard for the people in charge to understand when they’ve made a catastrophic mistake, much less change course

    https://alexberenson.substack.com/p/on-what-the-iraq-invasion-and-mrna?utm_source=substack&utm_campaign=post_embed&utm_medium=web

  28. Beryl of Oyl January 30, 2023 at 11:43 am #

    This is from Alex Berenson too. It’s kind of dispiriting:

    From a Centers for Disease Control insider: a short note on morale.

    Spoiler alert: it isn’t good.

    https://alexberenson.substack.com/p/from-a-centers-for-disease-control

  29. Beryl of Oyl January 30, 2023 at 11:55 am #

    There’s an idea around, I forget who floated it, but why should anyone in a borderless nation be paying any taxes to that nation?

    Taking it further, I think that none of our federal “leaders” should be getting one penny of of salary until that border is closed off to criminal trespass.

    Not that any of them depend on that salary.

    • Jarek January 30, 2023 at 6:57 pm #

      Of course. The most basic of social contracts: You provide security from without and keep order within, and we’ll obey your laws and support you.

  30. Beryl of Oyl January 30, 2023 at 11:56 am #

    Djokovic won.

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    • thirdcoastlegend January 30, 2023 at 12:04 pm #

      In contrast to the heavily-jabbed Nadal, who flamed out of the Aussie Open quite early.

      In other sportsball news, anyone seen Damar lately?

      • Beryl of Oyl January 30, 2023 at 12:29 pm #

        It’s highly debatable whether anyone saw him in his last public appearance, according to the interwebs.

        What’s interesting is that these conspiracy theories and coming solely from the usual suspects.

        People who use social media for social purposes are getting involved too.

        • MaryQueen January 31, 2023 at 7:33 pm #

          Shades of Tiffany Dover, who still has never been seen alive.

      • aelpha January 31, 2023 at 11:03 pm #

        Seems like he might have erased some of his arm tats.

  31. cowbell81 January 30, 2023 at 11:59 am #

    And now they are using the death of Tyre Nichols in Memphis to try and ramp up support again for shutting down the police and holding protests of “mostly peaceful” looting.

    The greatest thing about this whole story is that it was a bunch of Black thug cops hired by the City of Memphis, who in turn murdered one of their own kind, another Black.

    • Beryl of Oyl January 30, 2023 at 12:34 pm #

      People like Van Jones, who think this proves that black cops can’t be rayciss too don’t get it.

      It’s precisely because police overreach is defined solely as racist, that it keeps happening.

      It also happens to whites, but when the claim is made that it is because of racism, which is false, people stop caring.

    • JohnAZ January 30, 2023 at 1:36 pm #

      Heck, let them. Let these cities sink into their own cesspools. Let Soros make inroads into the judicial setups of out cities.

      Sometimes to make your point, you need to let the other side just fail.

    • Jarek January 30, 2023 at 7:00 pm #

      If the Black cops had beaten a White man to death, would Van Jones have cared?

      No. Only Blacks being killed by Whites.

  32. Beryl of Oyl January 30, 2023 at 12:04 pm #

    Speaking of that laptop, President Trump brought it up on a campaign stop in New Hampshire.

    This article calls it strange, but I call it awesome. Vintage Trump.

    “In a strange aside, Trump acted out what the conversation would have been like when the president was told by his son about losing the computer.

    “We have a president whose son’s laptop from hell gets taken over, and exposes massive corruption like nobody’s ever seen before,” said Trump to start. “You think the father — did you ever hear this? Do you think the father was upset?”

    He then put on the play.

    “Dad, I left my laptop in a repair shop, forgot to pick it up, And this repair guy went a little crazy when he saw what was on it,” he said as Hunter.

    “What’s on it, son?” his Joe replied.

    “Every crime that you’ve ever committed, pop,” he concluded the performance.

    “Now, at what point does the father get angry?” Trump asked the crowd. “You know, like, ‘this kid is not working out well for me.’”

    https://www.mediaite.com/trump/trump-acts-out-joe-hunter-biden-laptop-fanfic-in-nh-this-kid-is-not-working-out-well-for-me/

    • Paula D January 30, 2023 at 12:49 pm #

      “This kid is not working out well for me”

      That is hilarious.

    • MaryQueen January 30, 2023 at 3:10 pm #

      That’s pretty fucking hilarious.

  33. mitchellc January 30, 2023 at 12:05 pm #

    To fully understand the reality of existence, one must first refute/reject this central thesis:

    1. how did we weaponize everything in American life;
    2. against ourselves?

    The first part suggests a negative change from a prior, more exalted stage, the second that people have agency.

    Both assertions are false: the US/West has *always* reflected its predatory state of being going back to the conquests of Greece, Rome, Normans, the Americas, África and Asia.

    It’s *what we are* – our proud legacy. Regular people aka “normals” are now just becoming aware that they too have always been targets of this directed rapine and piracy.

    That is, nothing has changed other than personal awareness. To then claim that one period was superior to the present is a fine example of illogic based on faulty beliefs or assumptions.

    The second part has a similar weak foundation in that it assumes normal (that is, unorganized) people have agency, that they have any influence over public affairs, domestic or foreign policy.

    The entire essay is founded upon a series of false premises. Dismiss them and what do you have? You have the truth: we’re just wild animals competing over scarce resources.

    And what does this arena look like, one dictated by depletion, degradation and overshoot? You soon realize the criminals in charge have zero control over this reality and future outcome. The events we observe transpiring today is the collective realization that the gig is up.

    Titanic, musical chairs, your choice of analogy. My suggestion is hide, disappear, make yourself gray.

  34. Jigplate January 30, 2023 at 12:07 pm #

    “Nature, much insulted and maligned, will sort out the rest.’ In other words, ” The gods of the copybook headings with terror and slaughter return”

  35. redrock January 30, 2023 at 12:12 pm #

    Chris Hedges has it exactly right. An insane asylum run by the inmates.

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    • mitchellc January 30, 2023 at 12:31 pm #

      And yet old Chris until fairly recently believed in the media crafted image of evil “Putler”.

      I find it utterly fascinating how some can apparently pick and choose what they believe to be either truth or propanganda, as if choosing what to eat in a cafeteria.

      Corporations bad, Trump bad, covid true, liberals good, putin bad. Lulz

      I have a dream that one day people like hedges will one day recognize the thread that pulls it all together; one ring to rule them all.

      All msm is false – the truth is the exact opposite of the public narrative, regardless of people, places, events.

    • Night Owl January 30, 2023 at 2:00 pm #

      Hedges fell for every hoax rolled out over the past 6 years or so.

      I have three of his books and have lost all respect I ever had for the guy.

      He is an idealogue.

      • MaryQueen January 30, 2023 at 3:11 pm #

        Same. Sad loss to be sure.

        The Bellingcat award really capped it off for me.

        • Night Owl January 30, 2023 at 4:23 pm #

          I had forgotten that.

          There are no words.

  36. WadeWaters January 30, 2023 at 12:14 pm #

    Can’t help but think of this song with all the vax damage being done.

    “Needle And The Damage Done”

    I caught you knockin’
    at my cellar door
    I love you, baby,
    can I have some more
    Ooh, ooh, the damage done.

    I hit the city and
    I lost my band
    I watched the needle
    take another man
    Gone, gone, the damage done.

    I sing the song
    because I love the man
    I know that some
    of you don’t understand
    Milk-blood
    to keep from running out.

    I’ve seen the needle
    and the damage done
    A little part of it in everyone
    But every junkie’s
    like a settin’ sun.

    • cowbell81 January 30, 2023 at 12:29 pm #

      Nice, one might say it is prophetic to our times!

    • Amman February 2, 2023 at 1:08 pm #

      How and when did Neil Young of Harvest Moon become Neil Young Vaccinus?

      That tune’s in A Quite Place btw.

  37. MaryQueen January 30, 2023 at 12:22 pm #

    Harking back to a couple of posts ago and the cringeworthiness of Steven Colbert’s vaccine dance – well, Jimmy Fallon’s handlers went and made him try to outdo it. Enjoy the lowest point in his career – lol:

    https://odysee.com/@vigilantcitizen:4/the-saddest-moment-in-tv-history:d

    • Beryl of Oyl January 30, 2023 at 12:42 pm #

      Do we know that actual date he did that? I wish videos would have dates on them.

      If you ask me, song-and-dance routines have a bad reputation for a reason.

      If you want to do comedy, do standup.

      If you want to sing and dance, it better be on Broadway.

      Having said that, this was particularly unfunny and bad and transparently bought and paid for.

      • Night Owl January 30, 2023 at 1:57 pm #

        A few weeks ago. I posted it back then.

        • MaryQueen January 30, 2023 at 3:12 pm #

          Sorry I missed it. Probably ignored it on purpose, to save my sanity – lol.

          • Night Owl January 30, 2023 at 4:22 pm #

            Hey, I have no issues with a repost. 🙂

        • MaryQueen January 30, 2023 at 3:16 pm #

          Did you like the little slo-mo of his expression after performing his monkey duties? LOL. The man is dead inside.

          • Night Owl January 30, 2023 at 6:25 pm #

            Yeah. He has the sociopath look, too.

          • Jarek January 30, 2023 at 7:09 pm #

            Yes, it was great – and his grief showed that he was not dead inside, though gravely wounded.

            Pope Francis loves to degrade himself and by extension, the Catholic Church and Western Culture. I bet a similar slow mo would show no such reaction. In other words, he’s really dead.

      • WadeWaters January 30, 2023 at 3:03 pm #

        Well, I don’t know. I’ve always been a rather good song and dance man myself.

      • MaryQueen January 30, 2023 at 3:15 pm #

        That’s funny, BoO, but I have seen acts that do songs and are hilarious.

        One that comes to mind at the top of my list, though, for hilarity, was completely unintended:

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PVal8Fy7CM&t=6s

        • Paula D January 30, 2023 at 3:47 pm #

          Omigod, I have tears in my eyes from laughing. That was priceless.

          • MaryQueen January 30, 2023 at 5:39 pm #

            It’s the funniest thing in existence.

            And all unintentional. I’ve been watching it for years.

            LOL!!

          • Paula D February 1, 2023 at 5:07 pm #

            Aw, I showed it to my soft-hearted husband and he didn’t think it was funny.
            He said he was cringing for that poor man who embarrassed himself.
            Oh well.

            Personally I think that if you are going to sing on TV you should make the effort to learn the words.
            Hopefully that man doesn’t know he lives in infamy.

          • MaryQueen February 2, 2023 at 9:08 pm #

            Tell the hubs that John Daker was interviewed about it and loved all the attention.

            Turns out he is a stellar sort of person who is very happy to be self-deprecating and loved that so many people found the video entertaining.

            I think the brilliant captions push it over the top.

        • Beryl of Oyl January 30, 2023 at 5:05 pm #

          The hell was that?

          • MaryQueen January 30, 2023 at 5:39 pm #

            I am John Daker. That’s what!

    • cowbell81 January 30, 2023 at 1:13 pm #

      Yep, that was pretty sad. All of the late night hosts are corporate shills for the establishment.

      • MaryQueen January 30, 2023 at 3:15 pm #

        It is so beyond cringe!!

  38. Merkwurdiglieb January 30, 2023 at 12:35 pm #

    One day, those of us who survive this will be singing

    “We’ll meet again,
    Don’t know where, don’t know when.
    But we’ll meet again,
    Some sunny day.”

    – Does anybody here remember Vera Lynn?

    • Hereward the Woke January 30, 2023 at 2:56 pm #

      Sure do, Merk. And the last I heard, she’s still alive. Great old dame!

    • Amman February 2, 2023 at 8:05 am #

      Remember the lyrics.

  39. Roundball Shaman January 30, 2023 at 12:39 pm #

    “… how did we weaponize everything in American life against ourselves? Can you name an institution that is not at war with the people of this land?”

    There is a big question that spiritual mentors ask of us to answer for our self. First we need to pause a bit and dig deep within so the answer we arrive at is clear and true for our self. And then, we ask in our thoughts and spirit…

    ‘Do you believe you live in a hostile Universe? Or a Universe that welcomes your existence here?’

    That is a key question… and one that determines many, many things in our lives that branch off from that fundamental perception in all kinds of directions.

    If you believe in a Hostile Universe then you are always tense and on guard and living in stress and fear and suspicion and conflict. Every single moment. Not a real fun way to live.

    If you believe in a Friendly Universe then you have a brighter and more pleasant and hopeful outlook on Life.

    But this Life as we live it is not that binary. The Universe is a mixture of experiences. Many seem hostile. And many seem life-affirming and joyful. So for Universe, it seems a bit of both.

    And then we ask the same question of Those Who Rule Over Us Like The gods They Think They are. And the question of whether They are hostile or life-affirming is not hard to see…

    THEY HATE US.

    Yes, They really hate us. They make it clear in so many ways.

    Animals in the Jungle always recognize their own kind. Seems kind of basic and simple.

    But for Those Who Rule Over Us Like The gods They Think They are… They do not see other human beings as their own kind. They see us as lesser, even sub or not human. Or put another way, They see Themselves as gods who are far above us.

    “The bewildering hypotheticals of recent years begin to dissolve like mist on the mountain and things come back into focus: your health, your daily bread, your shelter, your associations with other people close to you, your values, and most of all the power of your own choices.”

    In other words… the things that make Universe a friendly and rewarding place to experience Life. And we can’t be spectators. We have to help make these thing happen. In a World of false gods who hate us.

    The Universe is a Friendly One when we make it so. Because ‘They’ damned sure wont.

    • JohnAZ January 30, 2023 at 1:24 pm #

      How about

      We are entering another monarchial stage where feudalism prevails.

      Europe has always been monarchial. For millennia. Europe has been the USA’s model and that is accelerating. Obama thought Europe was the way to go and we have been drifting that way since.

      The USA has been an island on earth having to make its own way since its inception. That isolation ended post WW2. Bretton Woods started us on the path to the autocratic state we are in now. The world, very beat up, looked to the very powerful war survivor, for leadership.

      Like every other sole leadership, power wrecked us and now the world wants to sweep us under the rug. Obama and Biden is just lending them the broom.

      In reality, are we capable of being the no. 1 dog on earth any more? Or are we just fading away due to lack of interest?

      Or is our current government just guiding the globalist Mob into subjugating the USA. Noting from recent voting results, it is obvious the people of the US do not give a damn. Look at us, we love being serfs.

      • Ron Anselmo January 31, 2023 at 10:33 am #

        JAZ – we’re all tied down, laying on the tracks – the only thing “pulling the lever” does, is changes the color of the locomotive from blue to red, or from red to blue.

        “Noting from recent voting results, it is obvious the people of the US do not give a damn” ~ JohnAZ.

        You know better than this – we have one choice, presented as two. As Carlin said, loosely, “If voting really mattered, they wouldn’t let us vote in the first place.”

    • 100th Avatar January 30, 2023 at 1:39 pm #

      It is neither hostile nor welcoming.
      As is life on Earth.
      Moral judgments are barriers of the mind.
      There is no belief of the universe. It exists without your opinion of it.

      Inyo, yin-yang, wuji-taiji

      One must use this understanding of the universe to engage the unique circumstances one encounters in life in this “universe”

      Ikigai may be purpose in action for the life affirming small joys one finds, and it may be all that a little human can expect when you accept the “universe”

      • Roundball Shaman January 30, 2023 at 2:14 pm #

        100th Avatar: “It is neither hostile nor welcoming. As is life on Earth. Moral judgments are barriers of the mind.

        Quantum physics and ‘Intention’ experiments are showing that ‘Universe’ tends to conform to Our expectations of it… our thoughts, beliefs, ideas, etc. Lots of current books out about that. That Universe is sort of a schoolhouse blackboard and we then ask Universe to make things appear on the blackboard which Universe responds to and provides.

        So while ‘Universe’ itself might not ‘take a position’ in a ‘political’ or ‘moral’-type sense by Itself within our human value systems… We who occupy Universe certainly do. And this brings deep and fundament changes to our experience of Universe.

        Human judgements are indeed limiting and self-indulgent on one level and can be barriers. But then on that quantum level they can be (and are) manifesting powerhouses of creative power ‘as’ Universe.

        “There is no belief of the universe. It exists without your opinion of it.”

        Universe — and all of us – at our deepest and most fundamental level is Consciousness. We are ‘made’ of the same ‘stuff’… if stuff were a real thing. It’s all Energy… that is, Consciousness playing around with Energy.

        • Jarek January 30, 2023 at 7:12 pm #

          Thus the reality of morality and values. Morality being the expression of that oneness, either in absolute or relative terms (as children of Our Common Father Englessness – Gurdjieff).

        • WadeWaters January 30, 2023 at 7:28 pm #

          “There’s a ‘Lattice of Coincidence’ that lays over the top of everything.
          – Miller (‘Repo Man’)

          • Ron Anselmo January 31, 2023 at 10:43 am #

            Yes Wade – “Find one in every car. You’ll see.”

    • Paula D January 30, 2023 at 2:21 pm #

      The Universe has no personality. Neither does Mother Earth.

      I have evolved, however, to function on this particular planet, with its 21% oxygen atmosphere, its topsoil, its sunshine and its water.

      As a human I am genetically a scavenger, able to survive on multiple different kinds of food. This makes for survivability as a species, unlike say, a bird that can only live on one kind of seed.

      I think of this planet as friendly because it can meet all my needs. Plus, I find it amazingly beautiful with its waterfalls and beaches and sunsets.

      Too bad my species is trashing the place like some stoned rock band of the 80s trashing hotel rooms.

      Embarrassing!

      • Jarek January 30, 2023 at 7:15 pm #

        We’re going to execute people by Polar Bear, especially those given to polar bear hunting. Other by other types of bears, by lions, hyenas, etc. The type of animal will depend on the crime.

        You need to watch more Nature youtubes. Friendly this place is not. Life feeds on life. Imagine what a tomato would do to you if it could.

        • 100th Avatar January 31, 2023 at 10:07 am #

          There is a “movie” about that BTW

    • Amman February 2, 2023 at 8:16 am #

      The Universe is a friendly and rewarding place…I’ll take that.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle February 2, 2023 at 3:59 pm #

        “The Universe is a friendly and rewarding place…” ~ Amman

        I imagine most any black hole would agree.

    • RocketDoc February 3, 2023 at 8:50 am #

      I admire the lucidity of your thoughts but I would like to consider the “Responsibility of Governance”. Can we take Erich Fromm’s suggestion that many are predominately social creatures and want to escape from the freedom of directing their own destiny? They are not, in Nietzsche’s phrase, Supermen.
      The fundamental split you mention of a hostile vs friendly Universe does have distinctive repercussions as to how we live and experience the world. And so there are those that can govern themselves (and they prefer to do it) and those that cannot (and don’t know it).
      Those tasked with governance somehow need to foster the conditions that encourage useful social interactions from the people who need a light hand with only a suggestion and those who require the whip hand.
      I am not defending the Psy-Op Plandemic by our current overlords. As you say, we need some serious participation by the aware to create a de-centralization alternative to the transnational, transhuman madness…

  40. neurodoc January 30, 2023 at 12:48 pm #

    ‘the money is only pretending to be money.’

    One of the most succinct descriptors of the situation of the USCorp that I’ve heard.

    By now, everyone with a triple digit IQ knows about the Saudi rejection of the US$, the stratospheric rise of BRICS+, the strategic metal deal between Russia and S. Africa, and the failure of the USCorp to pay its debt interest on two consecutive occasions, to name just a few cataclysmic events. It, the USCorp, is bankrupt without that fact having been officially declared, at least in the MSM for the double digit IQs.

    Also rumors (many from very informed and reliable sources) abound about the bankruptcy of several BIG US banks being kept secret so the plebs won’t make runs on the banks trying to get money that isn’t there.

    One of the major questions now is what will people do when their pensions and salaries are massively degraded and, some evaporated, by inflation from the massive spending by the morons in DC AND the massive amount of US$s coming back into the US from the countries that no longer want them (or, have to have them to buy energy).

    I’m trying to imagine anfifa like riots by the 50+ year olds pissed about their losses.

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    • JohnAZ January 30, 2023 at 1:30 pm #

      We are 5 months from the US government being bankrupt. China, as before mentioned is just pushing us out of business.

      Hey Neurodoc, any thoughts of where to escape?

      I visited Mexico in November and they gave me a present in customs.

      Vacation and Covid do not mix well.

      • neurodoc January 30, 2023 at 1:54 pm #

        AZ:

        Not sure where or if to go. If I were 35 or 40, I’d be running a clinic in Mexico in a heartbeat, probably in Puerto Vallarta area. I have two younger (45 and 50) close friends in Mexico on the Atlantic side who love it; both rather wealthy. But the 40’s are functionally different from the 60s and 70s in age.

        Thinking thru all of this I have developed great respect for my ancestors who came here from Europe in the 1930’s/40’s with little funding and minimal english. I think my wife and I have just gotten too comfortable in our older years to make a massive move. We’ll just big in. BTW: we’re in the process of building a 7 foot brick wall around our main home. Perhaps I’ll get a class 4 FFL license and put machine gun nests in each corner. 🙂

        • Night Owl January 30, 2023 at 2:37 pm #

          Stealth brag.

        • Woodchuck January 30, 2023 at 2:54 pm #

          Get some pit bulls. They’ll be watching and listening while you are asleep. and they can put a big hurt on the bad guys.

        • Jarek January 30, 2023 at 7:17 pm #

          I used to walk past an Aryan Pit Bull with blue eyes. The hatred of that animal for me was beyond belief. It wanted to tear me apart.

        • stelmosfire January 30, 2023 at 7:51 pm #

          Class 4? what’s that?

      • MaryQueen January 30, 2023 at 3:48 pm #

        Mexico is about to go down in a big way. They have signed onto the Great Reset/globalist agenda, and crime is rising.

        I wouldn’t want to be an expat there soon. I am glad I never decided to go there.

        • Night Owl January 30, 2023 at 4:22 pm #

          I agree. Mexico is one of the last places I would want to be as the Great Reset further materializes.

          People need to understand that there is nowhere to run. This has to be fought — like it or not.

          • MaryQueen January 30, 2023 at 5:40 pm #

            Yes. It’s a global scourge, probably very few places on the planet to avoid it.

        • Redneck Liberal January 30, 2023 at 7:07 pm #

          “I am glad I never decided to go there.

          So’s Mexico, I’m betting…

          • MaryQueen January 31, 2023 at 7:37 pm #

            Can you update your attempts at humor to something more clever?

        • WadeWaters January 30, 2023 at 7:34 pm #

          I have always thought of escaping to Mexico as a last resort.
          Puerto Escondido will be the place. It will be my last resort.

          • Night Owl January 31, 2023 at 2:58 am #

            I have travelled a lot in Southern Asia, and to some pretty underdeveloped places.

            I don’t see how one would fare much better in places like this. Many parts of Mexico are similar.

            Hygiene standards are poor, as are construction standards, etc.; police are corrupt and will target you as a non-local; gang violence is a major problem.

            In Nepal (for example), there were live power lines just dangling in the middle of the street, among many other things you would not want to deal with. Rolling blackouts occurred every day. Many buildings would collapse on themselves.

            Fun for an adventureous vacation, but day-to-day life?

            Consider also that if you get hit by one nasty jungle sickness and you could be done for in a week or two. Ask me how I know.

          • WadeWaters January 31, 2023 at 2:11 pm #

            Well it is a resort. Perhaps it should not be my last one.

          • MaryQueen January 31, 2023 at 7:38 pm #

            Yes and as societal collapse starts to manifest itself, it’s the gringos who will be targets…

          • Amman February 2, 2023 at 8:22 am #

            Can u just pick up and leave to Mexico? Don’t u need years of planning and investigation?

          • Amman February 2, 2023 at 8:26 am #

            I personally suspect Mexico has a bad rap and has a lot of places for a Gringo to go.

            Besides, World Economic Fart will be only just that.

        • SpeedyBB January 31, 2023 at 6:56 pm #

          It appears that the expat ghetto inmates somehow imagined that they were magically immune to the exchanges of gunfire, robberies and other humiliations the cartel soldiers are working on one another. That reality has unfortunately expanded of late, and if you look at the number of reports of dead or disappeared gringos (both tourists and residents) you can confirm this for yourself.

          I had seriously considered a move to Latinoamerica several years back, having had a superb time there in the 1960s ~1970s, first working in education for Rockefeller Foundation and then visiting with a Japanese film crew.

          The party is definitely over. Each and every report on life there today I read discouraged me. Even the wealthy latifundistas are Miami-bound, as their walled, defended enclosures will not be secure once governments give up and become irrelevant (not far away) or turn into pretend-warlords (Bolsonaro), and anarchy becomes the mode du jour.

          Rulo’s tales of the “No-go district” of Buenos Aires, with its swarms of meth-head zombies, is an example of this tragic degradation.

          • Rulo Deschamps February 1, 2023 at 7:36 pm #

            Speedy,

            glad you liked the piece.

            The hurricane is upon us. I have, like you, called many places “home” but now is the time to shelter in place. Too late for the shelters, and they’re overcrowded and rife with knifings and robberies.

        • gilbert February 2, 2023 at 4:31 pm #

          I don’t want to go where English is not the primary language and poverty/crime abound. To do otherwise is not wise.

      • Ron Anselmo January 31, 2023 at 4:27 pm #

        Belize.

        • MaryQueen January 31, 2023 at 7:38 pm #

          HIgh crime/cartels.

    • neurodoc January 30, 2023 at 1:37 pm #

      An additional fact showing the US$ (and corp) ongoing collapse: the FRED just published their regular report on emergency Overnight Reverse Repurchase (REPO) Agreements. It is running at over 2TRILLION$ per night. What that means is that the Fed is printing 2Trillion+ US$s per night to provide member banks with sufficient liquidity to SURVIVE the next few days. This is on the St. Louis FED website.

      • RelativeGuise January 30, 2023 at 3:55 pm #

        found this youtube.com/watch?v=gzCkXNrjFQM

    • Night Owl January 30, 2023 at 2:36 pm #

      All money is pretending to be money.

      It has no intrinsic value; it is assigned a value and we agree to it.

  41. Paula D January 30, 2023 at 12:57 pm #

    Great essay today, thanks, even if uncharacteristically pessimistic.

    Maybe that is another sign of collapse, Jim loses his usual optimistic hope in decent people stepping up to restore law and order.

    The bones of law are still in place, but the ability of citizens to use them to create a just society has been degraded by greed and corruption.

    So here we are, naked before the world, snarling and snapping and still trying to feast off the bones of others, but steadily losing the power to do so.

    Now what?

    • mitchellc January 30, 2023 at 2:33 pm #

      As a poster noted above, the universe exists whether you believe it friendly or hostile.

      Likewise, the cycle of life and competition over scarce resources exists whether you are never conceived, aborted, born or die.

      Therefore, to observe such physical absolutes from a human perspective and include emotional labels like optimism/pessimism is entirely irrelevant.

      Is it pessimistic to project the USA will fail with the loss of the dollar, or optimistic to recognize the central security state will collapse as regional state alliances are formed?

      Either way, it’s irrelevant from an opinión pov. It just is – your task is to play and win. Be smart, keep alert, remain aware, blend in.

      • GreenAlba January 31, 2023 at 1:57 pm #

        “your task is to play and win”

        And yet, there you are, positing a value judgement. Who are you to say what anyone’s task is?

        Perhaps one’s task is to retain one’s moral integrity until the bitter end. That’s a value judgement too, but it doesn’t pretend to be anything else.

  42. elysianfield January 30, 2023 at 1:00 pm #

    Well, ladies and germs;

    We all have heard of the latest law enforcement outrage involved five black officers arresting another black, who died as a result of police…” enthusiasm”

    I read where all five…all of the police involved, were diversity hires.

    Further, their department will, on a case by case basis, hire personnel having been convicted of violent felonies.

    In the bad old days in Oakland, around 1972, a decision was made to begin hiring POCs to an…attenuated list of qualifications. I was told that the experiment in Oakland was not a success.

    When I applied in Oakland, you could be denied employment do to…excess traffic tickets.

    • cowbell81 January 30, 2023 at 1:15 pm #

      Indeed, the only good thing to come out of all this is that it was Black on Black. As a result, there will be a lot less public outrage and grandstanding from the likes of Jesse Jackson.

      • K-Chien January 30, 2023 at 1:40 pm #

        Fred Hampton was murdered.

        • Paula D January 30, 2023 at 2:27 pm #

          That was instigated by the Feds though, it wasn’t typical police brutality.

          It was more a death squad action, like the US was doing in Indonesia and Vietnam at the time.

        • elysianfield January 30, 2023 at 3:21 pm #

          …Probably was.

          “Kill a Commie for Christ” Writ large.

          So was Huey Newton. Killed when a drug deal went bad.

          …so sad…he might have tuned his life around and found a cure for cancer, or a plan for peace in the Middle East.

          …or maybe even paid taxes….

          • stelmosfire January 30, 2023 at 7:57 pm #

            “When I applied in Oakland, you could be denied employment do to…excess traffic tickets.”

            What no parking or jaywalking tickets in yer misspent youth? I know your an unredeemable miscreant. How’d you get on the job?

          • stelmosfire January 30, 2023 at 7:59 pm #

            Well it’s not who ya know but who ya ? I just had to do it!

          • elysianfield January 31, 2023 at 1:28 pm #

            “. How’d you get on the job?”

            Saint,
            I was as clean as the driven snow.”

            Yea, and verily.

      • Hereward the Woke January 30, 2023 at 2:59 pm #

        Cowbell, I’m sure the usual suspects will try to spin and blame Whitey. Or climate change.

    • Woodchuck January 30, 2023 at 1:17 pm #

      No need to worry right now about riots in Memphis. The forecast for the city for the next two days is up to 1/2 inch of ice, followed by freezing temps in the days to follow. This should dampen enthusiasm for destroying and burning stuff, 1/2 inch of ice will do plenty enough destruction as it is. And might turn the power off for days. There’s lots of excited chatter saying this will be a historic storm. i say bring it on and freeze ’em all!

    • BackRowHeckler January 30, 2023 at 1:58 pm #

      It was a Jogger beat down, nothing more, nothing less.

      Memphis is amongst the most violent, squalid, blood soaked cities in the United States, right up there with St. Louis, Baltimore & Chicago — I’m afraid it’ll only get worse now as any aggressive law enforcement will most certainly be scaled back, giving criminals free reign on the streets of Memphis. (Note to CFNers: avoid Memphis)

      • Night Owl January 30, 2023 at 2:38 pm #

        How dare you forget Philly.

        • cowbell81 January 30, 2023 at 3:01 pm #

          And East LA, and Atlanta, and Harlem, and Jersey City, and Jackson, MS, and New Orleans, on and on and on. Most all major cities in the USA have by now become cess pools, or at least have a major core to it that you want to steer clear of at all costs.

          • Night Owl January 30, 2023 at 3:03 pm #

            Agree entirely. I almost just went with “all” major US cities.

      • malthuss January 30, 2023 at 7:47 pm #

        Black America.

        Remember ‘Trip Ticket’ the urban farmer who moved to Macon Georgia? Maybe he is a race realist by now.

      • stelmosfire January 30, 2023 at 8:07 pm #

        I’ve witnessed a few beat-downs in plain site while on the ambulance. All white guys but that’s just my turf. I see they are charging the medics in this case. Sometimes the stomps were deserved sometimes not. This was certainly nothing that unusual. Happens all the time. Of course the guy died so there’s that. Black or white, just different keys on the grand Wurlitzer.

    • Jarek January 30, 2023 at 7:22 pm #

      Hiring thugs as cops – as in A Clockwork Orange.

      This is a good thing for Whites. It helps to balance the ledge of public opinion on the much hyped Blacks. Not only are they not saints, but in fact they are far more criminal than Whites.

  43. K-Chien January 30, 2023 at 1:36 pm #

    The War Against Us

    But what chronicle of the war against us is complete without mention of Government troll farms.

    Comments below articles authored by cyber-command. The shepherds of thought quell dissent that could disrupt deep state plans. Control from the top-down (standard censorship), and control from the bottom up via sock-puppet.

    I doubt open use of the department of defense network is still allowed. That was a major faux pas but operational security takes care of business, to keep things on the down-low.

    Operational security is an amazing machine.

    (exect many comments to rapidly appear to bury this comment in the stack)

  44. cowbell81 January 30, 2023 at 1:58 pm #

    We are becoming a nation of “diversity hires”. This is what “equal opportunity” employment and affirmative action will get you. We have now just seen clear effects of this in the Memphis Police Department, and it cost Tyre his life.

    As a result of all these “diversity hires” in jobs throughout the land, we will continue to see the steady and efficient progression of having our country and its fundamental operations fall apart at the seams. Historically, it has always been White culture that has built things up, made life better, and held us together, even after causing war and calamity.

    White culture (and manhood) is on the decline and is no longer encouraged. Therefore, things are getting progressively worse and the USA will eventually homogenize to look like inner city ghettos.

    • K-Chien January 30, 2023 at 2:07 pm #

      “Right-wing extremists were connected to at least 50 extremist-related murders in the United States in 2018. That makes them responsible for more deaths than in any year since 1995.

      According to the FBI, white supremacists were responsible for 49 homicides in 26 attacks from 2000 to 2016 … more than any other domestic extremist movement.

      The number of terrorist attacks by far-right perpetrators rose over the past decade, more than quadrupling between 2016 and 2017.”

      How does this jibe with your statement that white culture is on the decline and is no longer encouraged?

      • K-Chien January 30, 2023 at 2:08 pm #

        According to the FBI, white supremacists were responsible for 49 homicides in 26 attacks from 2000 to 2016 … more than any other domestic extremist movement.

        • Paula D January 30, 2023 at 2:31 pm #

          3 a year? Wow!

          And we all know that “white supremacist” just means “white person with anti-Establishment opinions”.

          Do you also believe that the men still in jail without a trial these last 2 years are white supremacists?
          Cause that’s what the media tells us they are.

          The phrase is meaningless.

          • JohnAZ January 30, 2023 at 6:54 pm #

            Paula

            K chien says that 49 folks were killed by White Supremacists over 16 years. Wow!

            Number one

            What exactly is a White Supremacist, anyway, and who exactly are they targeting? Are they killing Blacks, Latins, or each other. The statistic is a joke. There are more problems with road rage.

            Number two

            49 folks over three years? That is about a good three day weekend in the Black parts of Chicago, Blacks on Blacks.

            Boy, definitely a major major issue on which to base your entire domestic social program.

            Sorry, Dog, you are in left field on this one.

          • malthuss January 30, 2023 at 7:48 pm #

            3 in a minute in chicago-chi congo.

        • neurodoc January 30, 2023 at 2:36 pm #

          Does anyone believe what the fbi says after all their BS about Russia gate, their hiding of hunter’s laptop for two years, their withholding of info about biden’s possession of classified material prior to the 2022 mid terms? The fbi cannot be trusted about anything!!!! Neither can be cdc or the fda. One who lies about one thing will lie about others.

        • Night Owl January 30, 2023 at 2:39 pm #

          K-Mao is a big fan of the FBI now.

          • MaryQueen January 30, 2023 at 10:45 pm #

            Look below. He’s in full paranoid mode, thinks that a bunch of us are one person.

            The libtard disease seems to be getting worse.

          • Jarek January 31, 2023 at 1:08 pm #

            Like you when you accuse Islander or me (or others) of “worshipping” Greta. We’ve never said a word about her except to mock or feel sorry for her.

          • MaryQueen January 31, 2023 at 7:41 pm #

            Don’t like the taste of your own medicine, eh, A-Jerk?

        • Blackbird January 30, 2023 at 3:51 pm #

          Three homicides per year? Holy shit. Time for martial law.

          Thank you ‘Dog for reminding us honkeys/ofays/whateverpronounpissesusracistwhitesoffthemost of just how dangerous we are.

        • MaryQueen January 30, 2023 at 5:42 pm #

          Well, maybe because they don’t bother to include the murders in CHAZ and CHOP, etc.

          You know, the mostly peaceful murders.

          • SpeedyBB January 31, 2023 at 10:32 pm #

            Eternal rest.

      • cowbell81 January 30, 2023 at 2:26 pm #

        I guess I would argue this is a result of the watering down of White Anglo-Saxon Christian values. Young straight White men (boys) in our society increasingly have nowhere else to turn and nothing to channel their creative energies into. They lash out at others in an effort to get the respect they feel they deserve and to expel excess testosterone.

        Those stats are rather out of date now anyway, since the world is a radically different place from 2016-2018 and becoming more so with each passing day.

        I would also argue that about 50 deaths for an entire year is a drop in the bucket compared to what we are seeing in the inner city Black hellscapes. Heck, in Chicago it is not strange to see 30-40 people ruthlessly slaughtered over the course of a weekend, even when a blizzard is raging, and temps are below zero!

        • K-Chien January 30, 2023 at 2:48 pm #

          “Those stats are rather out of date now anyway

          Those stats are stats on which current public policy is based. I also doubt the stats are too old to accurately reflect racial attitudes in the country. The roots of such racial attitudes are too deep to be dislodged in five or so years. Maybe in an individual but not in greater society. If racial attitudes had changed that much in the last five years there would be a tumultuous history of documentation of which there is …. George Floyd.

          The incell sheep are still restless but:

          ‘They lash out at others in an effort to get the respect they feel they deserve and to expel excess testosterone.

          Only applies to dumfucks. Of which there are many, I won’t deny. I sort of have resembled one at times. But, truth is, I am one of the many who got their shit together. I suspect you have your shit together too.

          Dumfucks are many, but as the ages roll buy I doubt think their negative influence varies dramatically across generations. Nature provides a consistent crop of dumfucks. Dumfucks, we will always have with us.

          NOW; From a Homeland Security point of view, a comment like your first in our exchange here, might be authored to see who responds. A fishing trip.

          Justified by sound statistics.

          Good work if you can get it?

          Can a VPN protect them? The shadow knows.

          • Woodchuck January 31, 2023 at 5:09 am #

            Indeed, dumfucks are many. The dumbest of all the fucks are the hysterical global warming alarmists. While they are shivering in the dark and shoveling snow just to get to their mailboxes, the dumb effers are still worrying about the globe burning up. They’ll read about record cold and record snow happening everywhere and it goes over their heads. Antarctica is recording progressively colder temps, and Japan has just seen the coldest weather ever recorded in the country. Record cold in Asia and in Siberia. It’s snowing right now in the exclusive southern Mediterranean island of Mallorca, snow is very rare there. But dumbfucks are still doing their Chicken Little act – “The sky is falling!”. And we can stop the sky by paying more taxes to criminal lying scamsters like Al Gore. Yeah, uncle Al is gonna repair the planet for us, these dems have even more power than God has…..

          • Woodchuck January 31, 2023 at 5:13 am #

            ” But, truth is, I am one of the many who got their shit together.”

            Sorry K-Hund, but your shit just looks like a bunch of disorganized diarrhea to me, formless, sloppy, and messy.

    • Roundball Shaman January 30, 2023 at 2:42 pm #

      cowbell81: “We are becoming a nation of ‘diversity hires’”.

      ‘Diversity’ as an idea or practice ‘thinks’ that it is doing a good and righteous thing. It thinks it has the moral high ground. And such thinking is… dead wrong.

      ‘Diversity’ at its heart carries a belief system which goes as follows:

      1. Certain kinds of ‘racism’ is Bad. (Racism against a certain other race).

      2. Certain kinds of being racist is ‘Good’. (Reverse Racism against a certain other race for a ‘righteous’ purpose). But that is STILL RACISM.

      In other words, when Light Skin People are passed over for jobs today… that is GOOD Racism. But if Light Skin People object to being sidelined or ignored in today’s Society and make that publicly known… they are just ‘Bad Racists!’.

      And when certain people are slid into positions they do not deserve by merit… that is ‘Good’ racism today. (?!)

      So remember folks… It’s not that we are not supposed to be ‘Racist’. It’s that we are all supposed to conform to the RIGHT KIND of ‘Racism’!

      So let’s all be good citizens and practice nothing but ‘Good Racism!’

      • K-Chien January 30, 2023 at 2:51 pm #

        A tall glass of ‘Fascism Lite’. Same great oppression with fewer calories.

        • MaryQueen January 30, 2023 at 5:43 pm #

          You’re most often on the side of the fascists. That’s why so many up here laugh at you.

          • K-Chien January 30, 2023 at 6:55 pm #

            So, you admit you are more than one character. How else could you know others here. You busted yourself Q.

          • MaryQueen January 30, 2023 at 10:44 pm #

            Maybe I’m GA, Night Owl, Back Row Heckler, and heck, let’s throw in beantown bill and Paula D.

            I’m EVERYONE!

          • Night Owl January 31, 2023 at 2:50 am #

            😀

          • K-Chien January 31, 2023 at 3:24 am #

            GA used to be someone else. I don’t know if you play that role now or not. I doubt it. Unlike you I am not part of ‘bait the racist‘ team, so I don’t know who plays who like you do.

            Any other comment section on the planet below a bi-weekly article get even half the number of comments this place does?

            I did not think so.

            So anybody with a three digit IQ can do that math. Personally I have more evidence than obvious inference provides, Solid indisputable evidence. But that is just me. Wrong place at the wrong time. I was such a lucky guy.

          • GreenAlba January 31, 2023 at 8:08 am #

            “GA used to be someone else.”

            Too funny. What in the world happened to you, K-Dog? I used to read your stuff and even your website. We had a conversation years ago about the flashing light on your globe in Scotland being me, and I told you the number would change soon because I was ditching my PC and using my laptop. Now that laptop’s gone too.

            I went on it just now to make Edinburgh flash again, but your globe isn’t working.

            Who was the old GA?

            BTW, I read that hit piece you wrote ages ago about our host, without mentioning his name. Calumnious it was. I was shocked. I considered sending him a link to it, but decided not to. Let sleeping dogs lie an’ all that.

          • GreenAlba January 31, 2023 at 8:13 am #

            See how it works, Pooch. Tell a lie about me and I’ll tell the truth about you. Truth matters to me.

          • MaryQueen January 31, 2023 at 11:52 am #

            GA, could be the jab that’s made him go bonkers.

          • K-Chien January 31, 2023 at 12:04 pm #

            The old GA and I had a good dynamic. I was gone a year and this is the first mention to me in two months.

            Further the old GA was nice and wound never have typed.

            See how it works, Pooch. Tell a lie about me and I’ll tell the truth about you. Truth matters to me.

            Concerning truth:

            If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.

            You are back to square one. A couple people here could be traced to their real identity. Not you or anyone else with a black Avatar. You are whomever you say you want to be. You could even be Kunstler himself, though he told me he has better things to do than troll his own website.

            You real GA? Send me an email then and prove it. You know my email is at the bottom of my website. I will not be holding my breath waiting for it.

            Black named insulting shadows can kiss my ass. If you think you have something I wrote GA, I don’t want anyone to see, show it.

          • GreenAlba January 31, 2023 at 12:35 pm #

            “Further the old GA was nice and wound never have typed…”

            The old K-Dog wouldn’t have accused me of being someone other than who I am. I’ve even posted links to my street on here (without showing the name). My actual front door was in them. But that was probably a bit dumb, in these AI days.

            I will most certainly send you an email as long as I can be sure it won’t be seen by anyone else. I’m happy to meet anyone here in person, including you, but I know there are some bad dudes hanging out here too, so I’m concerned about my safety.

            When I was on your website, in its early days, and you thanked me for visiting and said ‘oh, was that you?’, I could see my IP number (if that’s what it is) in a list of visitors. It was a Virgin number. It’s still a Virgin number, so you can check for today’s visit.

            I don’t know how far back I’d have to check for that article I mentioned. It was years ago. And the reason I didn’t send it to our host was because you’d always been pleasant to me. But now you’ve made an accusation that isn’t true so that’s cancelled until such time as you apologise.

          • GreenAlba January 31, 2023 at 1:02 pm #

            So, K-Pooch, let me know when you’ve got the email I just sent you. And keep my address to yourself, thank you. It’s personal choice to hand out one’s email address to all and sundry, especially in these spooky days.

          • GreenAlba January 31, 2023 at 1:44 pm #

            “If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.”

            I agree with that. Lying must be really hard work or require a cataloguing system. So good luck finding anything factual that I said at any time in the last dozen years that contradicts any other factual thing I said any other time.

            My opinions, on the other hand, have changed, as a result of circumstances. And you’re right – I’m a tougher cookie than before, probably.

          • K-Chien January 31, 2023 at 8:08 pm #

            Thank you GA for your email. By now you have my response. I expect things are now good between us, and you have a better perspective concerning my situation. If you need more info let me know.

            Sometimes the teachers who teach the most don’t even know they are teaching you.

            That last statement won’t make sense to anyone else here, but you read my email if it got through, so it should to you. You made no mistake trusting me with your email.

    • SpeedyBB January 31, 2023 at 7:52 pm #

      Diversity hire air traffic controller.
      Diversity hire brain surgeon.
      Diversity hire nuclear power station safety officer.
      Diversity hire vaccine development researcher.
      Diversity hire demolition / implosion supervisor.

      The fun goes on, amping up.

      Meanwhile, if you want to feel really, really sorry for someone, think of those poor multi-millionaires who purchased condos in the Millennium Tower in San Francisco.

      The lean keeps leaning. Ultra-expensive, fundamentally experimental stabilizing efforts proceed, with varying opinions on their success. Lawsuits are revving up.

      Richie-residents sit in glum talks with lawyers. A number of these cubbyholes (nestled among a forest of other high-rise buildings – why live in such a place?) are on the market. Nobody is biting.

      The fun goes on.

  45. toktomi January 30, 2023 at 2:29 pm #

    @JHK

    So! Can this puzzle ever be put together?
    I can imagine that it is possible but highly improbable.
    Employing the antiquated methods of putting a jig-saw puzzle together will render little more than more confusion and destruction.
    Seems to me, any possible solution must begin with the very essence of human cognition.
    Seems to me, we need to start here. Knowledge is an illusion and “I could be wrong”.
    Short of that, “say goodnight, Gracie”.

    ~toktomi~

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  46. Daddyotis January 30, 2023 at 2:44 pm #

    Yes, all this nonsense about how many genders there are and who is oppressing who will fade like the mist it is once it becomes necessary to expend all that energy previously used to address the misgendering of a mentally-ill person has to be diverted to locating 1300 calories per day.

    A good three days of not eating will solve that gender confusion, I bet 🙂

    • Blackbird January 30, 2023 at 3:40 pm #

      Three days of not-eating, and I expect that a majority of the people in the US will be whatever gender they are told they are.

      • 100th Avatar January 30, 2023 at 4:04 pm #

        That and still 75 lb overweight

  47. Night Owl January 30, 2023 at 2:47 pm #

    Uh, oh. Another high-level conspiracy theorist has come out of the woodwork!

    “Eminent MIT Prof & expert on drug safety analytics @RetsefL calls for immediate suspension of all covid mRNA vaccines

    ‘They should stop because they cause an unprecedented level of harm including the death of young people and children’”

    https://twitter.com/DrAseemMalhotra/status/1619943713874259974

    Also worth noting that at my kid’s school, the entire teaching staff is out sick, so he doesn’t have to go for the rest of the week.

    Consider that for a moment.

    • MaryQueen January 30, 2023 at 5:44 pm #

      The entire staff?

      Wow.

      • Night Owl January 30, 2023 at 6:22 pm #

        Yeah. School closed.

        Never seen anything like it.

        • GreenAlba January 30, 2023 at 6:44 pm #

          My husband’s sister, who is about 5 years younger than me and a serious covidian (at least 3 jabs and more than likely the bivalent one too) has just been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. She’s still working – IT stuff – and noticed memory issues were affecting her work. If the crap causes fast-track cancers, I suspect the Alzheimer’s might be fast-track too.

          And a former commissioning ed. colleague of mine, super-fit cyclist and roughly the same age as my sister-in-law, or younger, just died of organ failure following a cancer operation.

          • MaryQueen January 30, 2023 at 10:42 pm #

            That is so depressing and sad. Gawd.

    • GreenAlba January 30, 2023 at 6:35 pm #

      Yes, I saw that yesterday. There is also a press release by a number of UK doctors calling for the jabs to be stopped.

      doctorsforpatientsuk.com/press-release/

      No press coverage, presumably.

      Did you see the report about the 77th Brigade spying on British citizens, including journalists (e.g. Peter Hitchens and MPs (e.g. David Davis) who spoke against any of the government’s covid policies? Army spies, FFS. It even made The Daily Mail. Tobias Ellwood MP (Cons.) is the head of the reservists for the 77th.

  48. Kevvia Knack January 30, 2023 at 2:58 pm #

    The CA shootings last week in Monterey Park and Half Moon Bay were tragic but I was relieved to hear they were committed by Asian guys, not two white dudes.

    The five Memphis cops were hired as the result of police departments having to lower their recruitment standards due to the dwindling pool of job applicants. Anti-police protestors are discouraging men and women from joining law enforcement. Protestors are only making the problem worse

    • elysianfield January 30, 2023 at 3:44 pm #

      “result of police departments having to lower their recruitment standards due to the dwindling pool of job applicants.”

      KK,
      More specifically, it is the dwindling pool of acceptable applicants. Law Enforcement jobs pay well, and often provide cradle to grave security…not unusual to see applicant-to-job ratio of 50+. Problems arise when drug arrests, drug tests, other arrest records, obesity and race begin to filter the unworthy from the herd.

      When I was on the OPD, in or around 1971, the Department began to encourage officers to give applications to their friends and worthy acquaintances…black officers only were encouraged…white officers were never encouraged to do so…and only became aware of the program through locker room scuttle.

      In the late 80’s, my son applied for a position on the LAPD…at the testing event he was told that white people were not being considered for hire…minorities and women were preferable.

      • Paula D January 31, 2023 at 12:34 pm #

        For some reason I always assumed you were black.

        • elysianfield January 31, 2023 at 1:26 pm #

          Paula,
          In name only.

    • Blackbird January 30, 2023 at 4:06 pm #

      And yet, I am sure that I, a white person with an exemplary record of – well, everything* – and a proven record of being able to do – well, anything* – would never be able to get a job on the Memphis PD.

      Sow the wind
      Reap the Whirlwind

      * Some settling may have occurred during shipping.

  49. BULLITT January 30, 2023 at 3:05 pm #

    Night OWL,

    Are you a doctor? Are you qualified to make judgement?
    All I know is that at least ten of my family and friends have died or have serious health issues after the COVID JAB.
    If our government was honest, they would get to the bottom of these issues. But Big Pharma has control of the government.
    Don’t be a fool and believe all you hear on the 6 o’clock news!

    • Night Owl January 30, 2023 at 3:12 pm #

      It was sarcasm, you loon.

      • Night Owl January 30, 2023 at 3:13 pm #

        I thought the part about the entire fucking clot-shotted teaching staff being out sick might have given it away …

  50. Paula D January 30, 2023 at 3:07 pm #

    Last week the Polish government refused to invite Russians to the celebration of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp by Soviet soldiers. This was spun as “solemn occasion marked by new violence in Europe”.

    Yes, although Obama claimed his grandfather helped liberate the prisoners in Auschwitz, he lied. The rewriting of history has been going on for awhile, but it has taken a new leap forward this year, when not only was Russia written out of the history of the liberation of the camp, but when for the first time the countries of Europe joined the US and the Ukraine in refusing to denounce nazism at the UN.

    And Poland was not the only country not only rewriting WW2 history, but writing the ongoing script for WW3.

    “Comment by Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova on the Dutch Foreign Ministry’s request addressed to the Russian Embassy in The Hague to refrain from participating in memorial events dedicated to Holocaust victims:”

    Today, January 27, the world celebrates the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, established by the UN General Assembly on November 1, 2005. Commemorative events will be held in many countries today, including in the Netherlands. However, in this country, the “vanguard” in anti-Russian and ahistorical “innovations”, they decided to reformat the historical truth.
    Thus, the authorities represented by the local Foreign Ministry demanded that the Russian Embassy refrain from participating in the commemorative ceremony organized by the Dutch association “Auschwitz Committee” on January 29 in Amsterdam. Moreover, the official Hague did not hesitate to put pressure on the organizers of the event to withdraw the invitation sent earlier to Russian diplomatic representatives.

    A similar invitation was sent to the Russian Embassy in The Hague by the Jewish cultural organization CHAJ, but it was also withdrawn by a call from the government offices.

    No matter how much we are assured that the Netherlands remember the decisive role of the Soviet Union in the defeat of Hitler’s Germany and the liberation of Europe from fascism, the facts say the opposite. Now it is considered “inappropriate” for the sake of political expediency to honor the feat of the Red Army soldiers who liberated prisoners of Auschwitz and other concentration camps. Moreover, in this unsightly campaign aimed at rewriting the history of the Second World War, the country’s Foreign Ministry is already involved directly.

    Over the years, we have seen how in a number of European capitals they denigrated the memory of the liberators who paid with their lives for the liberation of Europe from fascism, heroized Hitler’s criminals and their accomplices like Bandera and Shukhevych, how they deliberately tried to distort the truth about who opened the doors of the Nazi “death factory” in Auschwitz, and to consign to oblivion the 27 million lives of Soviet citizens killed by the Second World War. It is this criminal historical negligence that in many ways has become a harbinger of the events of today.

    It is our duty to preserve the memory of the victims of the “brown plague”, to continue to honor those who, at the cost of their lives, freed the world from its horrors. The Holocaust was and remains for us a tragedy that we will always remember. That is why Russia will continue to uncover and convey the truth about the crimes of Nazism, both past and present.”

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    • SW January 30, 2023 at 4:55 pm #

      And this disavowal of Russia’s importance in WW2 started several years before the Ukrainian war. There was a memorial service in Normandy on D-Day and Russia was not invited as one of the Allies. It’s shameful and this ingratitude was not lost on the Russians.

      • Islander January 30, 2023 at 5:15 pm #

        Right. This rewriting of history to disappear Russia and its role in liberating Europe from fascism has been going on for quite some time—but seems to be picking up steam.

        The opening shot seemed to be a big effort, also by various academics, to say that Stalin was worse than Hitler;
        therefore the USSR was worse than Nazi Germany;
        therefore whatever the Russians/USSR did to defeat Hitler didn’t count.

        Weird reasoning, to be sure, because neither the German nor the Russian people had really chosen to be the victims of totalitarian regimes.

        Yet German invaded the USSR, not vice versa.

        It was the other way around.

        Americans are so naive and protected as to think that virtue and exceptionalism (American, or course!!) win wars that are being fought to the death.

  51. TaxDonkey January 30, 2023 at 4:00 pm #

    Is is not hyperbolic to say the bad guys are doing everything in their power to instigate a nuclear confrontation while at the same time declaring war upon their own vassals. Many of us just assumed that Mother Nature would force the downturn of industrial society rather than some weird cabal of global Bond villians trying to beat Mother Nature to the punch. How did these guys gain complete control of all western governments anyway? It is hard to follow the elite logic because we assume there must be some rationale thought process. Maybe the thinking goes like this: once 7.5 billion people are dead and Russian commodities are secured the survivors can borrow from the same central bankers again and build back better. Never mind that global supply chains will be shot, oil production will have dropped over the Seneca cliff, their beloved AI will slingshot back to the 16th century and only god knows what sort of radioactive fallout humanity might have to deal with. I don’t think this scheme will work very well. They are definitely playing for all the marbles though.

    • 100th Avatar January 30, 2023 at 4:09 pm #

      You are not allowed to call them out.
      To arrive at the common denominator
      None dare call it conspiracy
      Verboten

      • 100th Avatar January 30, 2023 at 4:24 pm #

        Yet do not confuse this as a continuation of the Hegelian Dialectic, binary opposites, us vs them, conflict and resolution and used by power to control the masses and feeble minded for time immemorial.
        Accept the noumenal or accept the social engineering and its manipulations

    • Night Owl January 30, 2023 at 4:20 pm #

      They need as many crises as possible.

      Something that many seem unaware of is that the WHO is on the verge of gaining full power to dictate medical law in most countries in the world.

      G20 leaders just voted to move ahead with such legislation. If this happens and can actually be enforced, then the digital plantation is just about here.

      • cowbell81 January 30, 2023 at 4:30 pm #

        If the WHO ever gains that kind of power then we as Americans need to openly revolt. We did not elect those technocrats, nor should they have any kind of power to run our lives on a worldwide scale. This is akin to the Brits trying to come over and impose their power on the Americas again.

        American law is made for and by Americans. Keep your damn WHO globalist hands off of it!

        • MaryQueen January 31, 2023 at 11:54 am #

          The WHO has that power and has been wielding it for 3 years. Americans have not openly revolted.

          • Night Owl January 31, 2023 at 4:14 pm #

            The G20 members literally signed an agreement moving the legislation forward and some talk about “if.”

            I am starting to think it is over sometimes.

            Back to talking about race, sex, and gender then. We all know how important those issues are going to be when living on the digital plantation and undergoing forced medical procedures under threat of poverty.

            Divide and conquer. Divide and …

    • Paula D January 30, 2023 at 4:46 pm #

      It is baffling, Tax Donkey. I had also assumed that it would be Mother Nature batting last, not this weirdass motley crew of cartoon villians.

      And yeah, is it possible that people so demented that they think that their private jets will still be fueled by the survivors and that their caviar will still be delivered after they wipe out 7.5 billion people, are being allowed the power to try? Your description of their “logic” seems right on.

      I thought that delusional thinking was only prescribed for the masses, but these people have the trannies beat, hands down.

    • Disaffected January 30, 2023 at 4:54 pm #

      I think the logic is more along the lines of “if we can’t have it then no one can.” Not to mention the righteous wrath they’ll be facing from all the people they’ve screwed over these past many years. Nuremburg wasn’t shit compared to what these murderous thugs will be facing if they ever lose power.

  52. Blackbird January 30, 2023 at 4:22 pm #

    Before we are all melted down in the cauldron of anger, can we at least take a moment to appreciate some of the beauty left in our mortgaged-to-the-hilt world?

    In heroic little Finland, (bravely resisting the heaving, halitosis-breathed Russian monster).

    Battle on the Ice

    I was afraid the poor fucker was gonna slice his goddamn fingers off trying to get back up.

    (Stunning and Brave) doesn’t even begin…

    youtube.com/watch?v=VePyOsI8Vug&t=45s

    • Paula D January 30, 2023 at 4:52 pm #

      I have seen male skaters who can actually skate. WTF is this?

      And I thought he was going to pull the woman down with him.

    • Islander January 30, 2023 at 5:00 pm #

      I don’t see any Finnish skaters. Just long financial videos.

      • Blackbird January 30, 2023 at 7:21 pm #

        There’s obviously a conspiracy afoot to keep you and I from understanding each other.

        I’m sorry – I thought it was you (although I never would have admitted that until now).

        But it (the video) was hilarious – in a dystopian kinda way. Originally got it from an article at ZeroHedge, published at 13:00 yesterday.

    • MaryQueen January 30, 2023 at 5:31 pm #

      Hahahahahaa!

      • MaryQueen January 30, 2023 at 10:40 pm #

        OMG. The comments are the absolute best.

  53. Night Owl January 30, 2023 at 4:24 pm #

    Good short podcast on the GR and various associated happenings with Nicola Charles from TNT Radio.

    https://rumble.com/v27jww0-war-for-the-world.html

    This woman is a gem.

  54. cowbell81 January 30, 2023 at 4:26 pm #

    Remember that story where San Franciso was going to award all Blacks $2million as part of their reparations campaign? Well here is a novel solution that will save the taxpayers. Just have them all pop over to their local mini mart or head up north to Oregon gas stations and see if someone blatantly tells them they “do not serve Black people”. The precedent has now been set after an Oregon woman was awarded $1m over racist discrimination at gas station.

    httpsXX://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/oregon-woman-awarded-1m-over-racist-discrimination-at-gas-station/ar-AA16Slhy?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=38b2c1b39cbb46ca9789389f460d3742

    • Islander January 30, 2023 at 4:34 pm #

      I thought it was going to be $5 million!

      Boy, only $2 million?

      Those cheapskates!!

      • JohnAZ January 30, 2023 at 6:39 pm #

        Wow, I get it now.

        Give all the Blacks 2 million each.

        First tax it as income, ka ching 1 million back in the state vault.

        Then let them all spend the rest on lottery tickets.

        In California, they cannot even buy a reasonable house for a million dollars.

        • Blackbird January 30, 2023 at 7:27 pm #

          I was pushing for $1 million each – every man, woman, child, trans, whatever – total cost ~$41 trillion.

          A drop in the bucket, for the two weeks of peace it would buy.

          • MaryQueen January 30, 2023 at 8:37 pm #

            Yeah, imagine when the funds run low (inevitable).

  55. Islander January 30, 2023 at 4:33 pm #

    Dr. Mercola today has a useful time line of the persecution directed at him since February 2020.

    I pretty much follow Dr. Mercola, so I expect he was responsible for some of my own early skepticism regarding the fear mongering and the push for a vaccine.

    Here he reiterates what has always been my understanding, which is that the reason no vaccine against the common cold has succeeded is that coronaviruses (which cause a lot of common colds) mutate too rapidly for any vaccine or development and test program to keep up.

    We just have to rely our immune systems!!

    httpX://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2023/01/30/mercola-censorship-timeline.aspx?

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    • Redneck Liberal January 30, 2023 at 6:57 pm #

      You mean, prior to the 2020 “persecution date”, he was laughed at and mocked for the Quack he is?

      • GreenAlba January 30, 2023 at 7:13 pm #

        What have you got on these doctors, oh, fount of all knowledge?

        doctorsforpatientsuk.com/press-release/

        • Redneck Liberal January 30, 2023 at 8:05 pm #

          Quacks.

          • GreenAlba January 30, 2023 at 8:11 pm #

            They all work for the NHS, you moron. Oncology, surgery, general practice, obs & gynae, cardiology.

            How stupid are you?

          • GreenAlba January 30, 2023 at 8:20 pm #

            ‘Quacks’ wont cut the mustard. Please list your evidence. The GMC would want to know, since it allows them to practise.

          • MaryQueen January 30, 2023 at 8:39 pm #

            Keep quackin’, duck boy.

          • GreenAlba January 30, 2023 at 8:47 pm #

            Duck boy is still talking out of his cloaca.

  56. MaryQueen January 30, 2023 at 4:53 pm #

    This is way too much coinkydink for me.

    “USA. Multiple fire departments responded to a massive fire at Hillendale Farms in Connecticut.

    Hillendale is one of the largest suppliers of chicken eggs where an estimated 100,000 hens have died.”

    https://www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/article/chickens-died-bozrah-egg-hillandale-farm-fire-17751679.php

    • cowbell81 January 30, 2023 at 4:59 pm #

      Wow, this hearkens back to all the food processing facilities that have recently mysteriously started on fire. This chicken egg one verges on genocide, all in the name of egg shortages and inflated pricing. Congress should actually do something and investigate the high price of eggs. Remember when Biden vowed to launch an investigation and get to the bottom of high gas prices? lol

      I bet this fire made a lot of delicious omelets and scrambled eggs…too soon?

      • Islander January 30, 2023 at 5:02 pm #

        I should think the insurers would launch an investigation of this fire.

        In fact, of all of these fires.

        I hope my local farm eggs keep coming!

      • Redneck Liberal January 30, 2023 at 6:56 pm #

        Yay. A brand new conspiracy to spin…

        • GreenAlba January 30, 2023 at 7:16 pm #

          It’s not new. There are normally about a dozen or so fires and other incidents in food-processing plants in the US. In 2022 there were over 200. Nothing to see here.

          • Blackbird January 30, 2023 at 7:38 pm #

            I was going to ask about comparative numbers.

            I’m sure these kinds of numbers are carefully compiled and kept neatly stored somewhere. Where did you find them?

            Visited the grocery store today. Looking more and more like Mother Hubbard’s old place.

          • GreenAlba January 30, 2023 at 8:14 pm #

            I heard it from a person giving a talk at the Alternative View conference 2022 (UK). At the time of the conference – November, if I recall correctly – he said there had been 203 fires and other incidents that year. So I don’t have a written reference, but I’m sure confirmation can be found somewhere.

        • Redneck Liberal January 30, 2023 at 7:19 pm #

          Please, GA, expound.

          • GreenAlba January 30, 2023 at 8:15 pm #

            Says the hit and run merchant.

        • benr January 31, 2023 at 10:04 am #

          @RL

          How do you live in such a condition of absolute ignorance?
          Do you not see what is happening around you or are you so focused on get Orangeman bad nothing else seeps into the dull mind of yours?

          • MaryQueen January 31, 2023 at 11:55 am #

            That second one sounds about right.

    • BackRowHeckler January 30, 2023 at 6:14 pm #

      Hillandale Farms has about 20 million chickens in 5 NE locations, so the loss of 100,000 chickens, altho significant, is not catastrophic.

      • MaryQueen January 30, 2023 at 7:25 pm #

        That’s good. But we need to take into consideration how many food storage fires there have been this year.

        Thanks for the stats.

      • Blackbird January 30, 2023 at 7:41 pm #

        Damn right, it’s not the loss of 100k, but the remaining 20 million concentration camp chickens that are the catastrophe.

        The Holocaust that’s finger lickin’ good.

      • Paula D January 30, 2023 at 7:43 pm #

        Well, it is to the hens who were burned alive.

        This breaks my heart.

        • MaryQueen January 30, 2023 at 9:14 pm #

          Same. It’s horrific.

        • Jarek February 1, 2023 at 12:48 pm #

          But for Stalin’s victims? Nothing.

  57. cowbell81 January 30, 2023 at 5:10 pm #

    I guess Bezos is tuned into something we don’t know. Not surprising given his connection to the WEF globocaps.

    A viral video that originated on TikTok shows the device responding to a question about the end of the world by saying: “World War 3 starts on November 23, 2023 at 6:05pm, when Russia launches an attack against Germany”.

    • Blackbird January 30, 2023 at 7:46 pm #

      Thanksgiving Day – it’s gotta be true.

      I had been hoping for a giant meteor, but I’ll take what I can get – and I’ll be thankful.

      • Paula D January 31, 2023 at 12:39 pm #

        Well, it’s not until 6:05pm, so you’ll have time to give thanks first.

        Unless that’s UTC time, or worse, Russia far east time. Then you don’t even get dinner first.

    • aelpha February 1, 2023 at 12:41 am #

      …ends on November 23, 2023.

  58. Redneck Liberal January 30, 2023 at 5:59 pm #

    “It’s pretty clear, for instance, that all the criminal misconduct in the FBI / DOJ — continuing to this moment — emanates from the years-long effort to cover up the seditious campaign to nullify Donald Trump starting well before Nov. 8, 2016.

    Ah, yes…the eagerly anticipated Report from John Durham. A wash… a nothingburger. Enough of the fabulist rhetoric.

    • Night Owl January 30, 2023 at 6:31 pm #

      Indeed.

      Robert Mueller is going to put the Manchurian Candidate in jail any day now.

      He has all the Kompromat, you know.

      • Redneck Liberal January 30, 2023 at 6:51 pm #

        Fat Billy Barr obfuscated on Mueller, as you well know, in defence of the Fat Fuckwit in the White Hosue. That guy is as shameless as you.

        • Night Owl January 31, 2023 at 2:44 am #

          Why isn’t the Manchurian Candidate in jail?

          You claimed many things.

          Many hilaroius things.

          • benr January 31, 2023 at 10:11 am #

            The fact Trump will not be put into jail has not entered into the perennially hysterical progressive mindset as of yet.
            Not sure they will ever get it.
            It must be exhausting to be an anti-trumper with the news cycles wasted on him.
            Every time they read one of the dozens of poorly written and researched hit pieces it continues to set them off into frothing fits of hysterical rage like the morning after Hillary was defeated and cast down.
            I would bet they have a form of Tourette’s Syndrome spitting cuss words and twitching as they scan the latest headlines.
            Like the scene from The exorcist where the girl was shooting green vomit everywhere.

            RL go get a priest and see if he can fix you.

  59. Redneck Liberal January 30, 2023 at 6:02 pm #

    “And then the opaque and nefarious roles of other actors in the story ranging from the CCP to the WEF to the Bill Gates and George Soros empires of money in what looks a genocide

    “Opaque” is appropriate…but when will the Shape-Shifting Reptilian Aliens be added to the cast of evil-doers?

    • Night Owl January 30, 2023 at 6:28 pm #

      Any update for us on the Manchurian Candidate and the Russo-Nazi-KKK army he was going to unleash on us once the Storming of the Capitol was completed successfully?

      Inquiring minds still want to know.

      • Redneck Liberal January 30, 2023 at 6:53 pm #

        Yeah, you should ask yourself – after all, you’ve made up the question and the attribution to me at some time in the dim past.

        If you truly believe I ever played into your Manchurian Candidate trope, go find and present the evidence. Otherwise, just STFU.

        • Night Owl January 31, 2023 at 2:43 am #

          We have already done so, Majella.

          The archive is full of your conspiracy twaddle.

          • benr January 31, 2023 at 10:12 am #

            This fool still thinks everyone including Jim does not know who it is.
            One day it says it’s an American the next New Zealander.
            Nothing but lies flows from this person much like the demon Legions of old.

    • Rulo Deschamps January 30, 2023 at 6:52 pm #

      Well, RL,

      those orgs are pretty opaque. The military industrial complex, too. Big Pharma. Big Tech.

      I dunno about aliens, but you may have noticed, since you follow MSM, there’s a propaganda hive very active now, promising new “revelations” and such.

      It’s your right to believe nothing untoward ever happens, and “our democracies” are transparent systems, monitored by a free press and informed citizens.

      Gladio. Trauma induced mind control. Remember the Maine. Tonkin. JFK. Bobby K. Many rabbit holes, but you sound like my boomer dad… if the NYT says it, it must be true. Others have… doubts…

      • Blackbird January 30, 2023 at 7:50 pm #

        Rulo, when a gator slides up onto your back lawn, do you throw a chicken at it?

        Guess it depends on the chicken…

        • Rulo Deschamps January 30, 2023 at 8:06 pm #

          BB,

          is that a haiku? An entry from a Sunshine State “Meditations?”

          You know, a good rooster will fight and die, no matter the enemy. Respect the rooster. He’ll not surrender.

          The connection FL – gators is greatly exaggerated. In the south, they are disappearing due to overdevelopment. The north is colder, so they go into extended periods of semi hibernation. There are some, but because the human pop is so much smaller, they are not used to people and fade away, coy, instead of going after your Pomeranian.

          • Blackbird January 30, 2023 at 8:34 pm #

            A haiku? Why yes it was. I’m surprised you recognized it amongst all the freeform kudzu.

            You went for the chicken.

            I should have said “Burmese python” instead of “gator”, but I’m writing for a wider audience and need the easy Florida clichés.

            So… There’s a Burmese python sliding up from the river…

          • Rulo Deschamps January 30, 2023 at 8:47 pm #

            I’ll correct: “there’s a shady real estate guy sliding up from the river, with a plan to develop a subdivision of McMansions and an offer you can’t refuse”

            Pythons, gators, coral snakes, baby rattlers, cottonmouths, brown recluse spiders and widows, all pale in comparison to the apex predator: the investor from scrotum bend, NJ…

          • Blackbird January 30, 2023 at 8:55 pm #

            And throwing a chicken at a real estate swindler is more fun – and probably more effective – than throwing it at any other kind of reptile.

  60. perla January 30, 2023 at 6:26 pm #

    many thanks, James. yes. fin! Egypt and Pakistan are now part of BRICS. Just a place in time, with major hurdles, roads awashed, and no where to go.

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  61. Redneck Liberal January 30, 2023 at 6:50 pm #

    “There’s an understandable wish that upcoming hearings in Congress will lead to a reckoning for all of this. To banish consequence from public life, as we have done, is a pretty grave insult to nature, but who can tell whether accountability might restore our institutions at this point.

    The upcoming hearings in congress will produce nothing but hot air and sound bytes for Fox Propaganda to be included in the MAGAts’ next election campaign ads. These fools are next to utterly useless. Jim Jordan? Marjory Trailer-park Greene? Lauren Boebert? George fecking Santos??? Are you kidding me?

    The rest of the assessment of the nation going to hell in a handbasket is largely imaginary.

    As to the ‘banishing consequences’ trope, just watch – the looming shitstorm of actual, credible, provable charges of fraud, obstruction and insurrection against the Golden Golem of Gratuitousness is close to breaking. And that’s just the Federal cases against him. Add the civil cases and he’s already gone.

    The whining, sniveling lie-strewn rants he ‘posts’ on “Troth Central” should be enough for any even marginally sane person to see him for what he is and reject his fake candidacy.

    However, he does seem to have taken a sizable percentage of the electorate with him into his aggrieved victimhood, which victimhood is loudly trumpeted in this forum, from all corners. Sad!

    • Night Owl January 30, 2023 at 6:51 pm #

      Have you located the Pee-Pee Tapes yet?

      • Redneck Liberal January 30, 2023 at 6:55 pm #

        Gee…a deep and thoughtful riposte. Great stuff.

        • GreenAlba January 30, 2023 at 7:18 pm #

          Is that your shot for the Lack of Self-Awareness Award 2023?

          • Redneck Liberal January 30, 2023 at 8:08 pm #

            And is that your shot for the Most Sanctimonious Award?

          • GreenAlba January 30, 2023 at 8:29 pm #

            Glad I’m getting to you, berk.

        • Night Owl January 31, 2023 at 2:41 am #

          You claimed they were real. You were going to “own the MAGATs.”

          Any news?

      • MaryQueen January 30, 2023 at 7:37 pm #

        Or the soundbyte where Trump tells people to drink bleach?

        • Blackbird January 30, 2023 at 7:54 pm #

          It’s too bad Trump didn’t tell us not to drink bleach, because then, well…

          Ok, that’s not nice, is it?

          And it wouldn’t solve the problem anyway.
          Our favorite underpass dweller would still be able to type – and with the freshest breath he ever had.

          • Rulo Deschamps January 30, 2023 at 8:08 pm #

            Bleach: the poor man’s Lysterine…

          • MaryQueen January 30, 2023 at 9:41 pm #

            It might have done away with stinky troll-breath, yes.

        • Redneck Liberal January 30, 2023 at 8:20 pm #

          I’m pretty sure he was suggesting shooting it up…and you’re not known for an accurate memory.

          • MaryQueen January 30, 2023 at 9:41 pm #

            You’re wrong.

            *Zap*

            Try again.

          • Night Owl January 31, 2023 at 3:04 am #

            Yeah, Mary. He didn’t say to *drink* the Clorox; he clearly said to inject it!

            You big dummy!

          • MaryQueen February 2, 2023 at 9:39 pm #

            I imagine him searching fervently for the quote where Trump told people to inject bleach… hahahahaha!

        • Night Owl January 31, 2023 at 3:01 am #

          😀

    • benr January 31, 2023 at 10:25 am #

      More frothing nonsense from the faux American or is that New Zealander?
      You have told so many lies it is getting hard to keep track of them.
      Can you ever admit that the side you stump for is as hopeless as the side you profess to hate?
      Nothing will be done about the imagined transgressions from Trump since doing anything about it would put every other resident past and future in the Whitehouse into jeopardy including the current one sniffy the lying clown doing his best re-enactment of weekend at bernies.

      Serious question which I am sure you are way to cowardly to answer:
      Do you ever get tired of being so spun up and angry about Trump?

      He has zero bearing on your back water country.

      You should be far more concerned about what Chinas is lining up for your country even as you read this.

    • MaryQueen January 31, 2023 at 12:00 pm #

      Major meltdown & furious frothing.

      😀

      • Redneck Liberal February 2, 2023 at 7:59 pm #

        Indeed. Wee benr certainly deserves your sympathy.

        • benr February 2, 2023 at 8:32 pm #

          Sympathy for the devil!

          I don’t need sympathy I am happy as a clam in the mud!
          Went surfing today and it was beautiful.

        • MaryQueen February 2, 2023 at 9:39 pm #

          I think it’s clear who I was talking about. But then nothing is clear to you, except what CNN & MSDNC crams into your brain every day.

  62. The Man They Call Zazelle January 30, 2023 at 6:59 pm #

    Minding The Paradoxes

    “The pupil is thereby ‘schooled’ to confuse teaching with learning, grade advancement with education, a diploma with competence, and fluency with the ability to say something new. His imagination is ‘schooled’ to accept service in place of value. Medical treatment is mistaken for health care, social work for the improvement of community life, police protection for safety, military poise for national security, the rat race for productive work. Health, learning, dignity, independence, and creative endeavour are defined as little more than the performance of the institutions which claim to serve these ends, and their improvement is made to depend on allocating more resources to the management of hospitals, schools, and other agencies in question.” ~ Ivan Illich

    “War Is Peace, Freedom Is slavery, Ignorance Is Strength” ~ George Orwell

    “It’s been astonishing to watch the mainstream left abandon literally every single thing it used to stand for. Peace? No, we’ve got to support the Pentagon against the Evil Russkies! Free speech? No, we’ve got to silence anyone who disagrees with the corporate consensus! My body, my choice? No, we’ve got to force people to take whatever Pfizer wants to inject into them! Racial equality? No, we’ve got to judge people entirely on their skin color and ethnic background! And the list goes on. They’ve become everything they used to hate; it’s astonishing, and not in a good way.” ~ John M. Greer

    “We now live in a nation where doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, universities destroy knowledge, governments destroy freedom, the press destroys information, religion destroys morals, and our banks destroy our economy ” ~ Chris Hedges, via JHK

    • Rulo Deschamps January 30, 2023 at 7:22 pm #

      Zazelle,

      Archdruid Greer is a very intelligent man, and his open threads are worth reading. I saw that paragraph in his latest one, and that’s not even one of his main articles, just an answer to a reader.

      Like here, it’s a good investment to just read, as there will always be a few insights or points of view that leave you thinking for days.

      TV is not a good investment, because the medium is designed to stop thought processes and simplify reality to an absurd degree.

      Same with viral memes and videos.

      I’m of the last generation that finds text is the only medium structurally dense and solid enough to convey complex thoughts that refuse categorization. Good text has nuance and requires intelligence to write and to read.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle January 30, 2023 at 7:45 pm #

        The Wisdom Of The Fundamental Tribe

        I haven’t owned a tv since the early 90’s, although others I know do, so when I watch it, it usually feels like watching some bizarre alternate reality.

        As for reading online comments, the wisdom of the ‘fundamental tribe’, despite the pollutions of the shills, propagandists, authoritarians and others, would seem to prevail in the long run.

        So in decline/collapse mode, perhaps it’s wise to pay attention to the wisdom of the fundamental tribe and to keep trying to find it among the mire.

        • Rulo Deschamps January 30, 2023 at 7:59 pm #

          TMTCZ,

          ditto, regarding TV. Approaching 30 years, and good riddance.

          What’s the fundamental tribe?

          • The Man They Call Zazelle January 30, 2023 at 10:53 pm #

            Well, I use (the wisdom of the) tribe in a similar way to how others might use the ‘hive’ such as when, for example, the so-called powers-that-be (so called because I think that the ‘collective’ are the true powers that be) might try to bury the truth, but the tribe/hive/collective ‘mind’ will be busy counteracting that and how it will ultimately prevail in the long run, since we humans are born of the tribe, not of the large-scale centralized State.

            The large-scale centralized State is a newcomer to the human scene and likely far more fragile than we may think, than the tribe.

            I use fundamental as an adjective to try to explain the tribe we all have within ourselves as a fundamentally tribal species.

            Perhaps, we can say that you can take our species out of the tribe, but you can’t take the tribe out of our species.

            And that’s probably the fundamental problem of and for the (currently corrupt) State system.

            We are fundamentally unmanageable outside of a tribal/small-community context.

            To help embellish my explanation, we are likely in a kind of fundamental cognitive dissonance between our tribal wiring and the State’s attempts at rewiring us, maybe like sheep or cattle, such as through lies, deception and deceit, etc..

            And this may respond, incidentally, to amb’s (
            amb January 30, 2023 at 9:13 pm #
            ) questions or concerns expressed in these threads.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle January 30, 2023 at 11:15 pm #

            Starving The Beast: Peak Energy; Peak Big Government/Big Biz

            The large-scale centralized State superstructure, that includes a symbiosis with big business, needs vast amounts of energy– fossil fuel, hydro, nuclear, etc.– to maintain viability.

            Once that starts to go into decline, without adequate replacements (fusion energy, inadequate intermittent so-called renewable energy) the large-scale big-gov’t/big-biz superstructure that we know and love faces extinction and existential threats along the way.

            That we seem to be witnessing increasing indications of ‘systemic insanity’ might be indications, reactions and symptoms of a symbiotic superstructure that is slowly running out of ‘food’.

          • Jarek January 31, 2023 at 1:20 pm #

            Yes, we need the discipline of community. Instead, now we have faux tribes of sports teams to cheer for, and families of the incompatible people we work with – with little time to see our real family and friends.

            Remember the Anarchist Journal – the journal of desire armed? And Prince Peter Kropotkin and his theory of universal symbiosis?

        • Blackbird January 30, 2023 at 8:01 pm #

          Watching or listening to “mainstream” “news” is almost physically revolting to me, as if my body recognizes a parasite that needs to be avoided or expelled.

          Almost as revolting as “hip-hop”, but probably even more widespread in its destruction.

          • Rulo Deschamps January 30, 2023 at 8:13 pm #

            Yeah, I can’t do it either. Nausea.

            Hip Hop is overrated. But Afro Brazilians and Uruguayans play hypnotic drums that take you places without needing mushrooms, or words (another form of mushrooms)

            There’s more truth in a drum circle than in a Gallup poll or a TV rating.

          • GreenAlba January 30, 2023 at 8:27 pm #

            I leave the kitchen (where the only working TV is) when my husband puts the news on. I cancelled our BBC licence fee last year and have had threatening letters telling me they can fine me £1000 and will send their ‘enforcers’ round! If he wants to pay for it, that’s up to him, but I’m not paying for it. It’s run by the intelligence services and I pay for them through my taxes already.

            Loads of people have cancelled their licence fees, to the point where the Beeb is feeling the pinch and wants to be funded out of general taxation, so you’d have to pay for their propaganda even if you didn’t have a TV.

          • Rulo Deschamps January 30, 2023 at 8:42 pm #

            GA, not sure what you mean re BBC.

            Stateside, we have NPR and PBS, similar to your BBC. They ask for donations all the time, but they’re taxpayer funded, which is a shame given their obvious bias and propaganda.

            But what’s this “license”?

            They want you to eat shit, and pay for it too, I mean in addition to your taxes?

            As the Bard would have said, “piss off, cunts” 🙂

          • Blackbird January 30, 2023 at 8:49 pm #

            I remember being entranced by a couple of drumming surfers, ’round a fire, on the beach in Crucita, Ecuador. Listening to their drumming was almost like watching a movie. One guy got tired and kept trying to slow down and stop, but the other guy kept coming back around, kicking him in the ass, and making him get up and run again.

            Then the tired guy tossed me his drum. Uh oh. Not good, but one of my better attempts – if I say so myself – and I used to be the drummer in the Worst Band That Ever Was.

            Music – the best invention ever.

          • GreenAlba January 30, 2023 at 9:00 pm #

            Rulo – The BBC is paid for from a licence fee which everyone has to pay (it’s £159/year) if they own a television, even if they don’t watch the BBC. When you buy a TV, the seller sends your details to the BBC licensing authority. In ye olde days, they used to go round the streets with vans detecting TV signals and checking against licences.

            Technically they can send debt collectors to your home (that’s the ‘enforcers’ they cited) and threaten you with a fine of £1K. Rumour has it they wouldn’t be able to pay for enough people to do the enforcing, so I’m hoping their threats are hot air.

            But yes, you’re expected to pay directly for their propaganda, even if you don’t listen to it.

          • Rulo Deschamps January 30, 2023 at 9:13 pm #

            BB, drumming is best when you can let go, be in the flow. I love music, yes, but drumming seems more archaic and mysterious, both “more” and “less” than music, almost a different language.

            Drumming, rythm, not melody and not words, is probably one of our first memories as a race.

            GA, gotcha. How quaint. So how does that work in this age of atomized media consumption? I mean do you have to pay a couple quid every time you watch something on their website, too? How about you tube?

            Can you just tell them “I don’t want that channel, please remove it, thanks?”

            As you can see, I don’t have the foggiest idea how TV works these days. “Seinfeld” was big back when I quit it. And Seinfeld was pretty good, compared to what’s on offer now… I think…

          • The Man They Call Zazelle January 30, 2023 at 11:53 pm #

            “Quite an experience to live in fear, isn’t it? That’s what it is to be a slave.” ~ Bladerunner

            “Watching or listening to “mainstream” “news” is almost physically revolting to me…” ~ Blackbird

            LOL… After I wrote my ‘Starving The Beast’ comment above, I reflected yet again on my hatred of the system and again thought, as a mental-image metaphor, of that scene in Bladerunner where Rutger Hauer’s character, Roy Batty, crushes Tyrell Corporation’s Dr. Eldon Tyrell’s head, while gouging his eyes out. My mental-image metaphor is less passionate as Roy’s, though, and more intellectually curious.

          • GreenAlba January 31, 2023 at 6:16 am #

            Rulo

            No, the annual fee is once for all. You can watch any BBC content anywhere (iPlayer is their catch-up service, which you can watch on a TV or generally online). Theoretically, you can’t watch any BBC content anywhere without a licence.

            So, to watch iPlayer or BBC live on a laptop, for instance, you need to register and sign in, but not pay anything extra. And, as I said, if you don’t watch the BBC at all but do have a TV, you still have to have a BBC licence, as the assumption is that you will be watching the BBC some of the time. It’s pernicious, but if they go to funding out of general taxation, no-one will be able to avoid paying for their propaganda – they’ll just be less aware of it. If they moved to a subscription model, they’d just collapse, which would be great. Won’t happen, though.

            They are also perverting news coverage in other countries, through their ‘BBC Media Action’ ‘charity’. So, much of the news that comes out of Ukraine, for example, is actually just more BBC news.

            I believe Robert Kennedy Jr is suing the BBC, Trusted News Initiative et al for censorship and disinformation re covid.

          • benr January 31, 2023 at 10:29 am #

            On this I can agree.
            Hip hop is a mess and destroying what little is left of the youth across the world.
            Walked into a birria taco shop last weekend and what was playing?
            Some really obnoxious hip hop and the little south of the border girls were all singing and laughing to this slop.
            It made me want to go out to my car and blast some serious mariachi music instead.
            I can at least enjoy some good mexican oompa oompa music.

          • Jarek January 31, 2023 at 1:26 pm #

            Mariachi is garbage. Trivial and discordant, played really loud – the soundtrack of their spicy little lives? At least it’s not threatening or obscene like much of the Black stuff.

            Traditional Mexican cowboy music – that’s what’s you want.