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“It’s not enough to be against globalism or the WEF, we have to also be for something better.” — Tom Luongo, Gold, Goats ‘n Guns

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     Mr. Luongo makes an important point. I want you to think about this: there is a reason that the WEF-Globalist cabal is losing the battle to control and dominate the rest of us. They are trying to power straight into the opposing currents of reality. Above all, they seek to centralize power and decision-making. But the world is moving in the opposite direction. All of the WEF’s aims founder on the macro trends unspooling in history.

     The rising rule for human affairs now is that anything organized at the giant scale is going to wobble and fail. There will not be any world government run by the creatures of Davos or Brussels, or Washington DC, or any other place that the grandiose imagine would be their seat of global power. It’s not going to happen so you can stop worrying about it. But you’d better prepare for what is happening: everything in our world wants to get smaller, slower, finer, and more local. Anything that opposes these trends is pissing into the wind.

     Since every activity we humans practice has to move in that direction, we are seeing colossal industries, institutions, and arrangements crack up: everything from national government to long-distance supply chains to giant retailing outfits to worldwide business networks to overgrown universities and high schools to transport matrices to metroplex cities to mega-farms to political parties.

      Where the rot is probably greatest, but more veiled for the moment, is in the operations of organized capital, the banks and money systems, including financial markets. When these monsters blow, as they must, all the others will shake, rattle, and roll. They have to blow because the fuel tank is emptying.

      American oil production may be at an all-time peak now at about 13-million barrels-a-day, but most of that — about 8-million — is shale oil, which is a manifestation of our tremendous debt roll-up since 2009. Now that we’re at the absolute limits of debt, we’re also at the limits of shale oil. The production of shale oil paralleled the accumulation of all that debt both in size and rate of increase, and as the debt goes bad — meaning, unpayable — the organized capital sector will blow and shale oil production will fall as sharply as it rose. It is also a fact that shale oil is subject to natural limits — we’re out of “sweet spots” to drill.

     That’s America. Europe is way worse because aside from whatever oil is left in the North Sea (not much), Europe has no oil. Europe’s largest gas field — Groningen in the Netherlands — is scheduled to cease operations in October of this year. You all know what happened to the Nord Stream pipelines. And then Germany, in some psychotic fugue state, shut down its entire nuclear power industry, while France is just not replacing its nuke plants as they age-out. Europe is completely screwed. They won’t have anything we might call modern industry. In the meantime, the WEF is playing them like a flugelhorn, keeping them distracted with “green” politics, an unchecked immigrant invasion, and sexual confusion.

     A lot of the same nuttery afflicts us in the USA, of course, but none of that alters the real macro trends. Our federal government is not really getting more powerful, it’s cracking up, starting from the very top, with a mentally incompetent president — the secret that everybody knows. Agencies like the DOJ and Homeland Security may seem more tyrannical for the moment, but they are actually breaking as institutions because in their lawlessness they’ve lost the trust of the people — and nothing is more fundamental to a civilized society than trust in the law. That’s what consent of the governed  means.

     So, the period of disorderly transition we’re in is not moving toward greater dominance by giants, but to the survival of the small and nimble. We will not see capital formation like the orgy of recent times; rather the vanishing of things falsely presumed to be capital, contraction not expansion. You’ll be struggling to identify and preserve real wealth, which you’ll find in unexpected places, like the friends you can count on, your reputation for honesty, your dependability, acquired skills, and your health, physical and psychological.

      The WEF won’t be able to impose its Globalist nightmare of elite transhumanism and surveilled bug-eating serfs, and they know it now. They’re running scared. The vile Yuval Noah Harari has even said so publicly. The political figures and agents serving that cabal will be lucky if they are not hanged in the public squares. The political criminals here in America, the hoaxsters, the grifters, the seditionists, the Lawfare agents, the election fraudsters, know very well the danger of their looming prosecutions, and that’s exactly why the Democratic Party and its blob henchmen and flunkies are acting like desperate lunatics.

      Expect: failed national governments, maybe even state governments; failed supply lines; failed electric supply, failed trucking, failed big box stores, failed supermarkets, failed giant companies; failed banks, failed investments, failed money, failed news orgs, failed airlines, failed car dealers, failed hospitals, failed colleges, and much more. But don’t discount human ingenuity and resourcefulness, our ability to work-around and reinvent systems for daily life, even if it’s on a downscaled and more modest level.

     Expect rebuilt local economies from production to wholesale to retail. Expect smaller stores, fewer things to buy but much of it better quality. Expect a lot less long-distance travel but a lot more happening in your locality. Expect the rebirth of local culture — theaters, live music, news-sheets, dances — to replace all the canned entertainments we’re used to. Expect small private academies to rise to replace the shuttered central schools. Expect small, local clinics to appear from the ashes of the medical conglomerates. Expect Americans to return to churches as an organizing mechanism for community relations. Expect more formality and less slobbery in public. Expect all of us to feel a renewed sense of gratitude for being here instead of rage, resentment, and grievance, because it’s likely there will be far fewer of us around.


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659 Responses to “Think About It”

  1. RD3 February 12, 2024 at 9:36 am #

    “There will not be any world government run by the creatures of Davos or Brussels, or Washington DC, or any other place that the grandiose imagine would be their seat of global power.”

    Doesn’t the seamless coordination with which the masters of the universe fucked us all over during “COVID” show that there is essentially already a world government?

    • Uncle Abraham February 12, 2024 at 9:58 am #

      Yes, and it will not realize its ambition for total domination.

      • Watcher February 12, 2024 at 1:10 pm #

        Perhaps the goal of these supranational entities is not being realized in a timeline the public can recognize, or in such a direct fashion as has been described.

        The simplest way to tighten control over all sectors of civilization is to lure the individual into requesting, demanding a new social contract. This can most assuredly be accomplished in one way.

        Destabilize the entire existing order. Introduce chaos and redefine human behavior through the field of psychology, backed by the professional class and medical boards, ultimately licensed by governments. Deploy provacateurs into every layer of social strata. Introduce emergent and persistent emergencies of all types to ionize the population. Cracks form between identity groups and causes, played against one another.

        Meanwhile, the powers make preparations to withdraw from everything. They have protected places unknown to the public. When the time is ripe, the powers will yank the cord on the paper mummy and vanish. The bandage will quickly unravel in a heap and reveal the rotten corpse beneath.

        The ensuing years of combat, chaos, disease, famine, and lawlessness will bring about the desired outcome. A reduced and more manageable population will be tired of death. They would be willing to do anything to have a glimpse of the world before.

        The power elite who emerge from hiding will be able and willing to demonstrate that such a new world is possible. Technology, expertise, materiel, and a plan will solidify this. The survivors of the chaos will commit themselves fully for the promise of that future. There will be a pact. An irrevocable oath.

        Total domination begins with total deconstruction. People are looking too far downfield and missing what is within a pace. There are forces at work beyond the physical. This is perhaps the greatest fought secret. The new history is coming. They can’t keep certain things hidden any longer. It will change the way everyone views the world. Right before the unwind.

        • Ron Anselmo February 12, 2024 at 1:39 pm #

          “The walking dead will freeze in the coming cold; the thaw is for the remnant.” ~ justanotherguy

        • neurodoc February 12, 2024 at 2:23 pm #

          Watcher: the power “elite,” or at least those who survive decentralization of resources, communications, and power, will be shot when emerging from their bunkers, if not crushed by earthquakes from nukes and solar CMEs.

          • ThorsHammer February 13, 2024 at 1:08 pm #

            Or maybe not—

            “In an interview at the World Governments Summit in Dubai, (Tucker Carlson) said the trip to Moscow radicalized him:

            “What was radicalizing, very shocking, and very disturbing for me (Tucker) was the city of Moscow, where I’d never been. The biggest city in Europe, 13 million people–and it is so much nicer than any city in my country, I had no idea. My father spent a lot of time there in the ’80s, when he worked for the U.S. government, and barely had electricity. And now, it is so much cleaner, and safer, and prettier–aesthetically: its architecture, its food, its service–than any city in the United States that you have to ask…How did that happen? […]”

            How did that happen?

            If you do everything possible for thirty years to destroy the social foundation of a society and create the illusion of power by standing on the necks of the rest of the World like the USA has, sometimes you will succeed. (until you don’t)

            Or perhaps there are other measures of success?

            Two years ago an independent European journalist spent a month in Moscow filming exactly such an experience. His method of operation is to film what he sees with minimal commentary. Occasionally he would ask questions like “where are the homeless people? His response to that one was usually one of bafflement. Perhaps there is no word in the Russian langue for the concept? The image he brought back was of a city of new four lane streets leading to new four story high residence apartments. The streets were filled with newer cars, more often than not Porsches and Mercedes. The new-rich owners favorite sport was to go out cruising, just like teenagers used to to in the US back in the 60’s. Try that in New York and you will be car jacked within minutes!

            Any remaining images seared into my mind of Soviet Era Moscow and Russia were surgically removed, never to return.

            If the American Mass Media Propaganda Network were to send all its “reporters” to Moscow armed with Go-Pro’s and strict instructions to provide no commentary, and then return to the US where every remaining TeeVee network ran them in prime time without interpreting them for their subjects it would blow the collective mind just as it did Tucker Carlson’s.

          • ThorsHammer February 13, 2024 at 1:26 pm #

            And if you need a closing statement, ask your pudding brain why the Russian Military can produce three times the number of 155mm artillery shells as the US and NATO combined without missing a beat with a military budget 10% as large while still having Rubles left over for rich kids?

          • Pat Ormsby February 13, 2024 at 11:40 pm #

            @Thors Hammer, the word for “homeless” in Russian is “BOMZh: bez obychnovo mesta zhiltel’nosti” and whenever I dressed as an “ecotourist” in Yeltsin’s Russia, I was mistaken for one. If a lady had one decent dress, that’s what she wore in public. The Russians got a taste of what we meant by “democracy” for them: daughters could work in the evening to support their drunken father who’d just sold the dacha, and along with it, means of acquiring food for the family. I saw scenes out of Dickens: small children engaged in harsh, risky fisheries work; people desperately trying to sell you a bit of ore from a closed mine.

    • sadlycdn February 12, 2024 at 10:26 am #

      Standing 6 ft apart with a mask on and arrows on every isle telling me which way to walk…. says all you need to know about that…uniformity is what they love and proved so many of us demand it and expect more in the future

      • Beryl of Oyl February 12, 2024 at 10:50 am #

        Ron DeSantis and RFK Jr. are the only two I know of running for or holding office who are even slightly interested in making sure this abuse of the citizenry can never happen in America again.

        Unfortunately Junior cancels all that out with his alliance with the climate fraudsters and his obnoxious and prejudiced support of reparations and affirmative action.

        Did anyone see Sunny Hostin who I guess is a DIE hire on The View, and a big supporter of reparations, learn that her family includes slave holders from Spain?

        Sure, support other Americans giving you their hard-earned pay because of who your ancestors are, when you don’t even know who they are?

        She made the usual ignorant comments about her people built this country for free, which never happened.

        What a dummy.

        Here is my proposal for reparations:

        Anyone thinking that other Americans owe them because slavery happened, hold events in gymnasiums where the people who they think owe them pay them in person, by thrown rolls of pennies at them.

        • sadlycdn February 12, 2024 at 11:12 am #

          Many people think like that in fact more than we think…..the problem is this…..if I’m in a room with 10 people probably 8 would agree its all nonsense but outside in the real world your life is much better to just go along…..Sonny also knows that and will have little resistance on the show….reparation was some crazy idea years ago but now it’s a reality as our own wokeness has come back to bite us….

          • RD3 February 12, 2024 at 11:27 am #

            We’ve already paid trillions in reparations to these people through welfare, public housing, free school lunches, Medicaid, TANF, free utilities, etc. I think they owe me reparations.

          • Mike Sherman February 12, 2024 at 5:43 pm #

            “We’ve already paid trillions in reparations to these people through welfare, public housing, free school lunches, Medicaid, TANF, free utilities, etc. I think they owe me reparations.

            What a load of arrant nonsense.

            Who’s the “We” in this sentence? Do you mean you, probably a descendant of 19th or early 20th century immigrants?

            Who are “these people”? Do you mean the fellow Americans once known as ‘redskins’ and/or the involuntary descendants of imported Africans who were put into slavery?

            I mean, the first part of your statement is pure “White Man’s Burden” bullshit, but then you finish it off with a plea of Drumpfian “victimhood”. FFS.

          • Slingshot February 12, 2024 at 6:30 pm #

            @ms

            Well you most CERTAINLY have not paid into this system so STFU.

            You have zero right as a non-citizen to comment on any of this.

          • Anthea February 12, 2024 at 10:27 pm #

            @ Mike Sherman:

            Well, who do you suppose paid for welfare, public housing, free school lunches, Medicaid, TANF, free utilities, etc.?

            Apparently you suffer from the common modern delusion houses build themselves, food magically appears in the grocery store, etc. All these things are produced by the labor of others. When they are provided without compensation, this means that the laborers who build homes, grow food, make clothing, work in the health-care industry, and build and maintain power grids are laboring without compensation, to that degree to which they are provided to some others without compensation. I believe that’s called slavery.

            Of course RD3 paid for all this, as a productive person and a taxpayer. And whatever was not paid for through taxation was paid for through inflation–the debasement of the currency. Additional cost burdens are placed on the society as a whole by such policies, through the misallocation of capital as well as the enormous financial and social costs imposed by central planning and centralized power, and economic dislocations. (I might add that RD3’s line of descent is irrelevant to the case. )

            By “these people,” RD3 is rather obviously referring to those who have been the recipients of all this uncompensated labor on the part of others.

            Oh–and the first part of his statement is a simple fact.

          • benr February 13, 2024 at 8:13 am #

            @paula

            Excellent response.

          • benr February 13, 2024 at 8:51 am #

            @village idiot lil mikey sherman

            \\\\https://twitter.com/ClownWorld_/status/1755642012194533833?cxt=HBwWksfbmffGpd0wAAAA&cn=ZmxleGlibGVfcmVjcw%3D%3D&refsrc=email

            Talk about letting the cat out of the bag.
            We all had an inkling this was going on when they had people commit crimes that were just released but to hear out plainly said from a Democrat politician is astounding.
            If this does not destroy this outlaw party nothing will.
            No wonder the black vote is leaving them in droves.

        • elysianfield February 12, 2024 at 11:20 am #

          “, by thrown rolls of pennies at them.”

          Beryl,
          I LOVE the concept, however, is it scalable? A roll of quarters would cause much more damage.

          • Beryl of Oyl February 12, 2024 at 11:50 am #

            It would, but it would cost more. I think enough people throwing 50 cents worth of pennies at the greedy beggar would be more to the point.

          • RD3 February 12, 2024 at 12:13 pm #

            A beggar pleads for money. These people are trying to take it, or have someone take it for them. They have already taken so much.

          • Beryl of Oyl February 12, 2024 at 12:25 pm #

            You have a point, RD3.

            I actually gave a dollar to a young man who asked for one, a month or so ago.

            He understood that it was totally up to me.

        • River February 12, 2024 at 11:32 am #

          RFK Jr is no zealot about the carbon issue. Charles Eisenstein, who works on his campaign team, states: “There is an emerging understanding among many environmentalists that we have made a scientific, strategic, rhetorical, and political error by reducing the ecological crisis to climate, and the climate crisis to carbon.” – Links don’t work on this site but you can search for his article: ‘How the Environmental Movement can find its way again.’ — Also, Kennedy interviewed Dane Wigington of GeoengineeringWatch and stated that he’s keeping an open mind. – RFK has my vote.

          • Beryl of Oyl February 12, 2024 at 12:13 pm #

            That’s an improvement, and I have always given him credit for trying to improve.

            However, he remains on the same side as a bunch of dangerous frauds and a bunch of neurotics and self-righteous nuisances.

            Then there is the support for Americans having to pay tribute to other Americans because the other Americans may or may not have had an enslaved person of the Negro persuasion in their family tree in America.

            I just can’t get behind someone with that kind of mindset.

          • C.O.Jones February 12, 2024 at 12:31 pm #

            I applaud RFK JR for holding polluters accountable and his “clean up after ourselves” environmentalism. He has made a bigger difference in the waterways than any person I can think of.

            What I cannot wrap my head around is his arrogance in thinking people who graduated 3rd grade science class will never figure out that CO2 is essential to life on the planet. It really is that simple. How can he side with Bill Gates on the non-existent carbon crisis?

          • Beryl of Oyl February 12, 2024 at 12:45 pm #

            Yes CO I admire his work with waterways. I have a younger relative who was so inspired he spends time hauling trash out of local bodies of water.

            I notice that the efforts to keep him off the ballots is ramping up, with the DNC filing a complaint with the FEC.

            We’ll see how weaponized the FEC has become, or not, shortly.

            He’s getting into some dangerous territory now. I think he always knew that signature-gathering would be difficult, with a lot of dirty politics involved; but I’m not sure he knows just how bad it has gotten.

          • C.O.Jones February 12, 2024 at 1:02 pm #

            What frustrates me no end, Beryl, is that I agree with RFK Jr. on so many other points – closing down 800+ US military bases on foreign lands and bringing those troops home would do more to reduce our national debt than any other move I can think of.

            He has documented the guilt of Fauci and Gates in the Covid scam and yet he sides with Gates on the carbon hoax.

            I want to vote for RFK Jr but analytically, the only reason for Al Gore’s carbon tax is control over the populace. I thought Kennedy was better than that.

            I can overlook a lot – I voted for Trump – but I’m struggling with this carbon nonsense and Bobby Kennedy’s stance.

          • Nigel Tufnel February 12, 2024 at 1:07 pm #

            Trump failed to ‘pardon’ Julian Assange when he easily could’ve done so. This was The litmus test for me. Trump’s fatal flaw is a fragile ego and addiction to flattery.
            All the way with RFK!

          • River February 12, 2024 at 1:33 pm #

            Kennedy has stated that if you can prove he’s wrong about something it won’t embarrass him to change his mind (but if you can’t, he’ll stand his ground as he did re: the covid debacle). – 25 years ago I was also a big fan of Gore’s and it sickens me to know that he’s just another WEF tool. – I used to think that geoengineering was a hoax, but no longer. The planet is obviously being poisoned, and it’s due to a lot of things, but in my mind the biggest culprit is the geoengineering (yet another atrocity committed in secrecy with our taxpayer dollars). – At any rate, it would really help if RFK, Jr. would define his current stance on the carbon issue. – At the same time, actions speak louder than words and he has a proven record over decades of holding polluters accountable. – I trust Kennedy more than any of the others to move this country in the right direction. In fact, I don’t have any trust whatsoever for any of the other candidates. It’s what a person’s done, not what he says he’ll do.

          • C.O.Jones February 12, 2024 at 3:50 pm #

            Yes, Nigel – I agree wholeheartedly on the Assange pardon.

            One of my bandmates said “Dude, you voted for a guy who poops in a golden toilet and decorated his apartment with freemason art.”

            I don’t want to throw my vote away AGAIN.

            My perspective is there are so many reasons not to vote for Trump and very few not to vote for RFK Jr. But this carbon tax is a monumentally large stumbling block that has no purpose other than control of the proletariat of whom I happen to be a member.

          • Paula D February 12, 2024 at 7:19 pm #

            The ”climate change” narrative comes from the top down, same as the trans agenda and the CRT narrative. You can tell when something is pushed on every outlet, and supported by every squawking head, that it comes from the top.

            Damn straight it has nothing to do with traditional conservationism. I’m glad that RFK, Jr. gets that.

            It is a massive diversion from the actual ongoing destruction of the ecosystem on which all life on Earth depends.

            Sure, if we destroy it, there might rise another whole group of species. I suppose that’s a small comfort, but it seems a weird thing to base support for a candidate upon.

            It’s almost as if humans ARE Too Stupid To Live, as ICD-10-CM Code F22 states ( I paraphrase.)

          • JLHightower February 13, 2024 at 3:10 pm #

            River… Are you forgetting how negative RFKjr is toward the 2nd amendment and the rights of gun owners? That is a big sticking point for many.

        • Organist1022 February 12, 2024 at 12:03 pm #

          Ron DeSantis is a dead-eyed, empty suit political climber. Unable to connect with people, with absolutely no gravitas.

          • Beryl of Oyl February 12, 2024 at 12:18 pm #

            In the words of Dr. Scott Atlas, Governor DeSantis was “head and shoulders” above the rest.

            He does his own reading.

            He called Doctor Birx, and when he found out that all the NPIs were just a big old experiment, he started reversing the damage he had done, and gave other “leaders” the guts to follow along.

            Then there is standing up to Disney, returning Florida schools to a place where it is safe for working parents to send their children, and prohibiting men from invading women’s spaces.

          • River February 12, 2024 at 2:26 pm #

            I don’t know much about DeSantis although I do appreciate that, like Kennedy, he stood his ground re: the covid BS. I don’t really mind a politician being a bit of a curmudgeon so long as he gets the right things done and respects individual sovereign rights. – I was sort of interested in him until he let the bio-engineered mosquitos loose in FL.

          • TruthSeeker1986 February 14, 2024 at 7:21 am #

            @Organist1022

            Destantis looked like a bitch when I saw him wearing that small hat on his head. He also have the look of someone that backstabs people if they get too close to him.

          • mary.m February 14, 2024 at 9:57 am #

            Desantis needs to answer about his role in enabling & witnessing torture at Guantanamo. Psychopaths don’t generally change their stripes. Just cover them up.

        • John001 February 12, 2024 at 1:28 pm #

          I think there are genuine climate experts and analysts. Dr. Steve Koonin who wrote the book ‘Unsettled’ seems honest and honourable. He even made a comment in the book on the need for scientific integrity. I took that as a coded criticism of the many he knows have been engaged in scientific fraud.

          ‘COVID’ proved that there are genuine medical researchers, e.g. Prof. John Ioannidis. Unfortunately the majority of scientists and medics. seem happy to lie for a living if it brings added status, power, money and control.

        • Blackbird February 12, 2024 at 5:34 pm #

          I like your proposal for reparations Beryl. It sounds like a lot more fun than mine:

          Create a website where anyone (well, anyone who is black) who feels they are owed reparations can list what they feel they are owed – money, drugs, Playstation, etc. – and guilt-ridden, virtue signaling, ultra-woke whites (Asians? Hispanics? Haha! Right…) can give the aggrieved the requested toys or money to help them achieve their dreams. There will be a 10% processing fee to be split between me and whoever sets up the website.

          • Ron Anselmo February 12, 2024 at 10:05 pm #

            Always the innovator – the 10% is paid by the donors, not from the recipients, right?

            It will incentivize the Wokesters – thinking of themselves as giving 110% or being 110%ers – a virtue signaler’s dream.

          • Blackbird February 13, 2024 at 6:52 pm #

            Always asking the questions I didn’t think of…

            But since you bring it up, I’ve decided to levy the processing fee on both sides of the transaction. The Wokies will know and feel even more virtuous. The recipients won’t know where their money is coming from, or how much didn’t make it to them. I dislike both sides that much.

            Finally, capitalism is about to rain its blessings upon me – if only I can find that Webmaster…

          • TruthSeeker1986 February 14, 2024 at 7:37 am #

            @Blackbird

            what woke Hispanics do you know that would virtue signal for blacks? Because a large percentage of Hispanics hate blacks. That’s why in prison Hispanic gangs team up with the white supremacy guys. That’s how much they loath negros. They’ll never virtue signal or cowtow to them. Neither would most Asians.

          • Jarek February 14, 2024 at 12:24 pm #

            Hispanics include both Mexico/Central America, and the Carribean. The latter Hispanics have a lot of Black blood in them. You are right about the former, the majority, but it’s not so clear about the latter.

            Now with the vast influx of South Americans, another factor is introduced.

          • Blackbird February 14, 2024 at 5:26 pm #

            Truth, you overlooked my parenthetical again: (Asians? Hispanics? Haha! Right…).

            I was not implying that Asians or Hispanics would contribute to the Reparations Fund, only “guilt-ridden, virtue signaling, ultra-woke whites”.

        • Uncle Bob February 12, 2024 at 11:19 pm #

          I wonder what my great-great grandfather would think about this? He enlisted in a Pennsylvania volunteer infantry regiment in 1862 and got to see all kinds of fun things starting with the Valley Campaign against Stonewall Jackson, then Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg before his unit was sent to fight under William Tecumseh Sherman for the remainder of the war. I’m sure he’d think his fellow soldiers were bleeding and dying for a better future, but I’m not sure he’d see what we’re doing now as any kind of better future. He probably wouldn’t think it’s helped blacks to re-enslave them to government programs designed to destroy families and a desire to make something of themselves, instead (as an old rap song goes) telling them to “just play ball or be an entertainer, cuz like me can’t read too well.” But what would he know? He was just a Scots-Irish kid from the anthracite region, not a modern intellectual and “well-meaning, elderly man” like Ice Cream Joe, who refers to blacks with the N-word and said he didn’t want his kids to go to school in a racial jungle.

      • bobfitz03 February 12, 2024 at 11:05 am #

        Don’t forget the waaaay too eager enforcer on Aisle 9…Karen The Destroyer.

        It was shocking to see how many people wanted to be controlled and control others.

        That said, life in the flock didn’t really get better with all compliance. In fact, things often got a whole lot worse for the willing and obedient. People noticed. A LOT of people noticed.

        Personally, I believe the Globalist power grab peaked with COVID. As the program faded, so did the prospects of the the New World Order.

        Much work ahead and probably a 21st Century Battle of the Bulge to close things out. Better days are dawning.

      • ThorsHammer February 14, 2024 at 1:24 am #

        @Pat Ormsby

        Not doubt the Moscow you saw at the collapse of the Soviet Union was every bit as grim as you describe. One can only hope that living through the collapse of the American Empire will be no worse. I wrote the question as to whether there was no word for homeless in the Russian language in jest, but my impression from reading DmitryOrlov is that the primary difference is that most Moscowites lived in Soviet cement block towers. When the economy collapsed they just stayed in their residences, and if they had rent due they just didn’t pay it. They didn’t loose heat because heating was centralized over entire buildings or even city blocks. Alcoholism was rampant, but it was possible to function and not die for years from its effects.

        A far cry from living in a tent on a sidewalk, too stoned from fentanyl to pull your pants down to take a s****. (f**** the censors)

        Even more amazing if Moscow has gone from the city of your experience to the one Tucker Carlson and the rare Western videographers describe. The cynic in me says that Russia has gone to lengths to make Moscow a showplace that doesn’t represent every town and hamlet in the country. But the realist says that the US “information” system has spent the last 40 years warping my mind and doing everything possible to make me a willing tax slave to fund its diabolic war plans and build the most expensive military that is incapable of subduing a foe more fearsome than Panama.

    • hmuller February 12, 2024 at 11:17 am #

      First paragraph, it should be “flounder”, not founder.

      hmuller– Are you an idiot? Do you not know that dictionaries exist:

      founder3 | ?found?r |
      verb [no object]
      (of a ship) fill with water and sink….
      (of a plan or undertaking) fail or break down, typically as a result of a particular problem or setback
      — JHK-Admin

      • Organist1022 February 12, 2024 at 12:06 pm #

        No, it’s founder. It’s a verb. Sinking (maritime) or an animal foundering with hoof problems.

        • Beryl of Oyl February 12, 2024 at 12:26 pm #

          It loses its foundation.

      • megabeth February 12, 2024 at 1:57 pm #

        There will be no Q-Shtik shenanigans from those who are not Q-Shtik.

      • neurodoc February 12, 2024 at 2:19 pm #

        Flounder is a near, or already, extinct fish that I can distantly recall being rather tasty in my childhood. I can actually recall my father catching them on the coast with rod and reel. I’ve never caught one (and I used to fish a lot when living near the coast) and I haven’t seen flounder in fish shops for years.

        🙂

        • Ron Anselmo February 13, 2024 at 1:19 am #

          Doc – we still have flounder aplenty in the NE Florida coastal estuaries. The coastal estuaries are resource rich and will be harvested as needed in times to come – clams, oysters, blue crab, stone crab, fish of tens, if not hundreds of species.

          Flounder fell out of favor for commercial fisherman, due to catch limits and good fisheries conservation practices. The limit for recreational fishermen is five fish per day, 14″ or better – down from ten at 12″ or better.

          Fishermen that I know locally that target flounder, rarely miss getting their limit. When the time comes, we’ll be fine – funny though – everyone thinks they can fish. Doesn’t take them long to figure out that there’s fishing and then there’s catching.

          We catch. We’ll have long gone home, cooked and eaten while they’re still fishing. Yeah, anybody can fish. Right.

          Protected species – manatees, sea turtles and others won’t be protected any longer because there will be no more regulatory enforcement – there will be more important things to attend to.

          Have five flounder in the freezer right now – dinner for guests this coming Saturday night. Fresh, never frozen is best, but sometimes filleting them at 2:00am isn’t too appealing – rather go to bed.

      • Tubby February 12, 2024 at 7:39 pm #

        not an idiot, Jim. Just ignorant which means he
        may be running for political office soon and help the collapse along.

        • Uncle Bob February 12, 2024 at 11:23 pm #

          Well, at least he’ll be all set as far as a retirement fund goes if he is elected. The rest of us….

    • J West February 12, 2024 at 12:45 pm #

      The happier, smaller, higher quality ‘nimble’ communities would be a lovely thing. However, with all the immigration we are being smacked with, there may not be a lot of agreement on how this new spiffy lovey dovey culture is supposed to behave ….

      The easily-offended Muslims for example, or the gender – confused whacks … and all the les nouveaux riches marxist and Hamas sympathizers … brain-washed after years of indoctrination in schools and on media … will still be here. No?

    • pyrrhus February 12, 2024 at 4:47 pm #

      Small is beautiful…and always was..Mega-anything is ultimately going to be highjacked and evil…

  2. Mac February 12, 2024 at 9:40 am #

    I love your optimistic expectations, Jim, but I expect much violence and chaos in getting there.

    Mac — I don’t exclude violence. I averred to it as “…the period of disorderly transition we’re in….”
    I just didn’t dwell on it this week. –JHK Admin

    • buckeyeman February 12, 2024 at 11:08 am #

      Our beloved JHK is back to his old tricks again. How about a really old fashioned idea like… taking a look at history. In any age you pick, no matter what the state of technology, the overlords managed to subjugate the peons. “Consent of the governed” is a historical anomaly, seen only in the last two hundred years and mostly in northern North America.

      Wishful thinking will not save us. Come to think of it, NOTHING will save us. If you were a decent and honorable French aristocrat who had not in any way abused your vassals, you could still expect in 1793 a perfunctory “trial” and then a speedy trip to the guillotine for no more “crime” than simply being an aristocrat.

      Non-aristos as well faced denunciation and execution for crimes as murky as “insufficient enthusiasm for the Revolution’ (see l’Hisoire de la Terreur, 1863). It would be easier to defend yourself against an accusation of rape committed on an unknown date at least thirty years ago (and we know how that turned out).

      If history teaches us anything it is that power, once gained, is hard to uproot and the masses will slog on for decades in abject misery rather than rise up and strike down their oppressors. JHK has not learned this lesson and I fear is immune to absorbing history’s clear message.

      • hmuller February 12, 2024 at 11:32 am #

        You make good points, Buckeyeman. But I don’t think JHK said immoral, power mad, psychopaths will quit ruling us. Power will just be more localized. King or Earl, who’s worse?

      • Mac February 12, 2024 at 11:41 am #

        Buck- I had the French Revolution in mind as well when I read today’s column. I think there will be a spasm of some sort, and there will be a Restoration, American style. The country just needs to be bitch-slapped.

        • pyrrhus February 12, 2024 at 4:49 pm #

          It will happen when people start being deprived of the necessities of life..not before…

      • Not_GeorgeT February 12, 2024 at 11:56 am #

        “If history teaches us anything it is that power, once gained, is hard to uproot … ”

        I’ve used the example of Missouri in the 1850’s -1860’s to make this point in past replies.

        Lincoln could not manage the Constitutional Crisis he settled by force of arms rather than in the courts and also manage the chaos in the Missouri region. Power in the area was given over to the local warlords (for lack of a better term coming to mind). The result was corruption and guerilla warfare regardless of which general he sent to fix the problem.

        • RD3 February 12, 2024 at 12:11 pm #

          The dirty Jayhawkers made war on the women whose brothers and fathers and husbands were away fighting.

      • Socrates-Detroit February 12, 2024 at 12:07 pm #

        Buckeyeman,

        I’m with you. JHK has changed, from very interesting book author who wrote hard facts with implied difficult conclusions, to very interesting blogger, who shares hard facts and opinions, yet eventually finds a “happy ending”, and the “defeat of the bad guys”, the blob. Kind of like TV Superman of the 1950s/60s.

        I don’t see that today.

        “Power, once gained, is hard to uproot”. Very true. VERY TRUE.

        From 1950 until 2000 or so, in GENERAL in the West (in America, it was 1946-73), the pie grew enough, so most everyone got more. Even though those at the top got MUCH more pie in total, as they inevitably got a bigger SLICE of the growing pie, the growing pie meant more pie for most everyone else. Even as the slice of the total pie to the 99% got smaller…. A smaller slice in a bigger pie meant more pie for the masses.

        And, of course, a bigger slice of a bigger pie meant MUCH more pie for the elite. Which enables them to buy an even bigger share of the “power pie”.

        The “power pie”, unlike the “wealth pie”, is fixed. At its most basic, one cannot fit TWO heads under one hat. ONE head wears the crown, or the hat, or tells the others what to do, or delegates to others to tell the others.

        Unlike wealth during that relatively happy, relatively PEACEFUL (other than US wars in the 3rd world) time, the size of the POWER pie never grows. Power–you have it, or you don’t.

        One cannot fit two heads under one hat.

        So yes, I don’t see the Globalist Cabal losing anything. They may not be attaining their goals as they wanted–in a relatively peaceful way, with 99% of the public “seeing the light” of DEI, global warming, and so forth, and “accepting” the new realities.

        But a lot of the public does go along.

        And I believe that the BLOB does NOT care about human suffering. Being evil, they rather relish it.

        I’d say the blob prefers some resistance, as it makes it easier for them to just foment wars, to directly kill people, and to indirectly make their lives more difficult.

        In the FIXED power pie, both of these developments help the blob/globalists/US deep state/Zionists get more power.

        We have our “institutions” sowing chaos on EVERY front; it is impossible to the “middle” of society, in the US, and also in Europe, to marshal the resources to confront any one of these threats, let alone all of them concurrently.

        The lack of borders; the end of men and women; the REAL rules that affect peoples’ homes and vehicles in the name of global warming; big pharma; the distortion of the US health care system; dealing with your health insurance if you have a condition; getting money you are LEGALLY owed from the IRS; dealing with estate issues, if you are among the lucky few that have an inheritance worth more than $x,000, but less than $x millions. Try finding a person to discuss your problems with, and to resolve them. Good luck!!!

        So, no, I don’t see us winning.

        But, being able to assault everything that was considered decent and normal all at once requires an “extra-worldly” entity to coordinate it, to foment it. That’s what I see.

        And that entity is the enemy of God, the owner of THIS world, the Devil. This is his last hurrah…

        That may explain why the Israeli government (which has never been “good”, but still, had not hit these new depths of depravity) decided to fan the flames AND lower its guard, so Hamas attacked, giving them the pretext to implement Israel’s dream of removing the Palestinians DIRECTLY.

        That may explain why the nefarious people who control the US government got their puppets to foment a war in THE Ukraine.

        The war in Palestine, while no one except the renegade Houthis is doing anything to stop the slaughter, is a huge distraction and “time suck” for the nominal leaders of the Western World, and even the public which is watching and choosing sides.

        And of course, it’s a big resource suck for the Big PX, as the 200 plane loads and 20-plus ship loads of weapons to enable the slaughter must be paid for by someone–that’s mostly those of you here who work and pay taxes.

        The war in the Ukraine is a distraction, ditto. A big resource suck for the US and Europe (though not as big a drain as for the poor “Ukranians”, the Slavs that are being methodically destroyed by the Russians, as well as the Russians who are dying).

        Plus other distractions, so in the US, unless it affects us DIRECTLY, unless the illegals are moving into apartments or houses across the street with state-provided debit cards, or our old 2013 car is totalled and we need a new one, or our 4-lane road is not 2-lanes with a bike lanes, the web of deceit and oppression continues to be weaved by the blob. We are too busy, self-absorbed, and divided to stop it. So, only God can stop it. When He decides, on His timeline, not ours.

        In the end, JHK will be proven correct–in the end, the blob, because it is evil, will be defeated, subdued, and destroyed by God.

        However, that could in 2 years; in 20 years; or in 50 years, after most of us here are gone. Until then, many people (besides the long-suffering Palestinians, or the innocent Jews of Germany and Poland 80 years ago) all over the world, including the US, will see their freedom curtailed, and lives controlled or ended pre-maturely. It’s going to be a rough ride. And since the percentage of the US population that can actually plausibly “ride it out” in small-town, rural America is too small (it’s not 30%, is it?), the government will be able to marshall the resources from the destitute 90% to pursue the “independents” in small towns.

        It’s gonna be rough ride. But, today is a nice day, things here in Michigan appear to be functioning:)

        • Ron Anselmo February 12, 2024 at 3:52 pm #

          Soc-Det – another good writeup. Thanks. But don’t speak too soon about things functioning in Michigan. You know as well as I do, that Whitmer is about as vacant and evil as they come. She’s soulless – just looking at her gives me the heebie-jeebies.

          • Blackbird February 13, 2024 at 7:07 pm #

            I’m in my fourth week in Capitol City. It’s a goddamned shithole. It’s as if somebody took a big rake and gathered everything I dislike about this country into a big stinking pile. Wokies and their pets. Rundown neighborhoods within mugging distance of the Capitol building.

            Makes me almost, kinda, appreciate the impoverished, methed-out, redneck confederacy I live in up north.

            When martial law comes this fall, Gretch and her henchwoman Dana Nessel (“Drag queens make everything better!” – she really said that…) will pull out all the stops to make Michigan a role model for all wokester dictatorships.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle February 14, 2024 at 11:00 am #

            Maybe you are unconsciously channelling super-villain vibes from her and feel that she’s going to fire rainbow vote lasers at you.

            tinyurl.com/rz6esc5r

          • GoldenRoad February 15, 2024 at 1:51 pm #

            I love Michigan. And I think Gretch is doing a heckuva job.

        • pyrrhus February 12, 2024 at 4:51 pm #

          It’s interesting that US energy consumption per capita peaked in 1972…one year after Nixon closed the gold window…

          • Paula D February 12, 2024 at 7:29 pm #

            Per capita? Because I have read that energy use has doubled since the 80s.

            Is that all due to the open border, or did the increasing sprawl have something to do with it?

            I find it difficult to believe that people in the 70s, most of whom didn’t have air conditioning and lived somewhat near where they worked, used more energy than people today.

            I remember opening doors to buildings and stores myself, being able to tell when a store was closed because the lights inside were off, and walking to where I wanted to go, before I got my license. Those days are long gone, so how could we be using less energy?

          • Anthea February 12, 2024 at 11:06 pm #

            @ Paula D:

            I agree. I’m pretty sure that the nation as a whole is using far more energy than in 1972. For one thing, the population has grown considerably. The number of cars on the road and the number of homes has exploded, and the size, in miles, of the highway system seems to have increased by about a hundred-fold in my part of the country. The average size of homes seems to have tripled. Every time I go into the city, I see a seemingly endless vista of enormous office buildings and shopping malls. None of this existed in 1972.

          • Socrates-Detroit February 14, 2024 at 10:17 am #

            Pyrrhus, an excellent observation–but I think that’s more of coincidence than a correlation.

            If it’s a calendar year total, remember, we had the Yom Kippur War (Egypt and Syria vs Israel) in October 1973.

            One result was the Arab oil embargo (I’m not sure when it started). Another was doubling of gasoline prices at the pump (vs the quadrupling of the price of crude oil).

            So the 4th quarter of 1973 saw a reduction in the the use of oil compared to Q4 of 1972, I’m sure.

            The population continued to grow, but oil use in particular, and energy use in general grew more slowly as newer cars were smaller and/or more efficient, and residential homes became better insulated.

            1972 was the last year of “summertime”…. the golden era of the US (for those who did not lose lives, limbs or BRAINS in America’s stupid wars in Asia), but it was not all bliss.

            I was too young to notice, but inflation was as problem, and Nixon had imposed wage and price controls.

            These were the economic costs of America’s folly in Vietnam, supported by the Republicrat establishment, and by LBJ’s Great Society.

          • Socrates-Detroit February 14, 2024 at 10:22 am #

            …so PER CAPITA ENERGY use peaked.

            But US TOTAL ENERGY use today is higher than in 1972.

            For one thing, about 210 million people living in the US then.

            Now, over 50% more (at least 330 million).

            I saw a chart that showed that OIL use plateaued in the mid/late teens. Or was it gasoline? That is plausible, as vehicles are more efficient, and the sprawl of exurbs seemed to have slowed down after 2009-2011.

      • loosethedogs February 12, 2024 at 12:24 pm #

        IMHO the key and final message that everyone has seemingly overlooked is:

        “because it’s likely there will be far fewer of us around.”

        While WEF machinations to depopulate the earth may falter, the IMF and Babylonian Money Wizard’s efforts will not.

      • BackRowHeckler February 12, 2024 at 3:24 pm #

        Remember the slogan from a few years ago “Silence is violence”, which was used as justification for Antifa rioters to venture out into the suburbs of Portland & Seattle and beat people up and vandalize houses for NOT ACTIVELY JOINING THE REVOLUTION? In DC, BLM rioters rampaged thru restaurants, destroying property and assaulting diners for the same reason, for failure to participate in their violent protests.

        • malthuss February 12, 2024 at 5:09 pm #

          On a dark road I saw a RIVIAN, all lit up. I was impressed.

          • BackRowHeckler February 12, 2024 at 10:11 pm #

            They’re piles of junk, Malthus.

            I’ve seen a few around here too.

            Rivian loses $35,000 on every vehicle they sell, and at $85,000 they haven’t sold many. By this time next year the company will be gone.

    • River February 12, 2024 at 11:45 am #

      I applaud JHK’s optimism and feel that much will depend upon where you live, which is why I hope to get the H out of this blue state within the next year or so. — Martin Armstrong believes that the US will split apart essentially via blue vs red sentiments so best to head to an area which still supports one’s individual sovereignty.

      • ThorsHammer February 13, 2024 at 1:58 pm #

        @Martin Armstrong

        Oregon is my birth home state. It is 95% Redneck by area just as it was while I grew up. All it needs is a small Revolution to be worthy of joining Texas and the other 26 states who will form the new nation of Heartland.

        The Traitors in Portland are closer to 500 than the 5% who identify as sexually confused. Most of those have rings in their noses, so it will be easy to lead them to hog troughs where they can be fed from the cleanings of the fentanyl encampments and harvest of excess blackberry plants. As for the Select 500, there are no shortage of trees in Portland to hang them from.

  3. Beryl of Oyl February 12, 2024 at 9:41 am #

    I don’t know what to say.

    • shotho February 12, 2024 at 10:05 am #

      Maybe say something like Jake Barnes said to Lady Brett Ashley, “Isn’t it pretty to think so.”

      • Socrates-Detroit February 12, 2024 at 1:46 pm #

        Jake Barnes! What a life!

        What a great book!

        (The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway)

    • Cankerpuss February 12, 2024 at 10:41 am #

      What? Beryl is speechless?

    • WadeWaters February 12, 2024 at 10:59 am #

      “I’ve got nothing to say, but it’s okay.” – John Lennon

    • Rain Waters February 12, 2024 at 11:15 am #

      Optimism in neon.

    • Jarek February 12, 2024 at 12:15 pm #

      Silence is often golden. If it’s a choice between saying something like, “Blacks are pretty patriotic” and saying nothing, the nothing is better.

      • Beryl of Oyl February 12, 2024 at 12:19 pm #

        Everything you say is better left unsaid, Jarek.

        • Jarek February 12, 2024 at 12:43 pm #

          Oh Ber!

          • Ron Anselmo February 12, 2024 at 1:01 pm #

            Janos – you have not been doing your homework.

  4. tom clark February 12, 2024 at 9:46 am #

    Hopeful comments, Jimbo. E. F. Schumacher got it right back in 1973 when he wrote “Small is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered”.

  5. Mark1 February 12, 2024 at 9:50 am #

    The doomsday scenario has no winners, only losers. Americans will be looking for Bartertown in the MadMax post civilization world. Best to fix the society we have here.

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    • Uncle Abraham February 12, 2024 at 10:04 am #

      That’s like Martin Luther trying to reform the utterly corrupt Catholic Church. How has that worked out?

      • justanotherguy February 12, 2024 at 2:20 pm #

        that thing about throwing stones in glass houses? 2:9

    • liber8tor February 12, 2024 at 10:07 am #

      Good analogy..Mad Max. The Walking Dead TV show has become a reality show.

    • neurodoc February 12, 2024 at 10:08 am #

      There is no ‘fixing’ a society that is as divided and an economy as fake and corrupt as ours. Collapse is a mathematical certainty. It’s when not if.

    • Cankerpuss February 12, 2024 at 10:43 am #

      I don’t see a doomsday scenario like that of Mad Max. There are too many god fearing and good people on the planet today. It is my hope that these people will come together and create order out of chaos. The Mad Max movies made it appear that everyone turned into bat shit crazy cannibals and only a few maintained their humanity. I don’t think it will be that way. Sure, evil will have its enclaves but evil will not go where truth and light prevail.

      • Graham February 12, 2024 at 11:00 am #

        Truth, light and lead!

      • elysianfield February 12, 2024 at 11:24 am #

        “There are too many god fearing and good people on the planet today. It is my hope that these people will come together and create order out of chaos. The Mad Max movies made it appear that everyone turned into bat shit crazy cannibals and only a few maintained their humanity. I don’t think it will be that way. Sure, evil will have its enclaves but evil will not go where truth and light prevail.

        CP,
        MY GOD! How can my poor attempts at comedic writing compare with that?

        My hat is doffed. I am undone.

        • JohnAZ February 12, 2024 at 11:45 am #

          Matthew 24

        • Cankerpuss February 12, 2024 at 2:43 pm #

          I don’t know how to respond to that, Elysianfield, so, like Beryl above.

          “I have nothing to say.”

          • elysianfield February 12, 2024 at 4:52 pm #

            CP,
            It was but a good natured suggestion as to human nature and our future…thems as has one.

      • Jarek February 12, 2024 at 12:18 pm #

        More than half of our citizens don’t accept that we have everything that we have because of violence. They reject the Conquest! So will they also reject the armed defense of their Homeland, be it ever so small?

        A people who have no past (because they reject it) have no roots and no future.

        • messianicdruid February 12, 2024 at 1:46 pm #

          When is enough, enough? Why must an economy be always expanding? Why is Uniformitarianism always the default paradigm?

      • Socrates-Detroit February 12, 2024 at 1:48 pm #

        Perhaps it will be more like Dr. Zhivago (the movie, I never read the book. GREAT movie!!!), less like Mad Max.

        • Paula D February 12, 2024 at 7:33 pm #

          I vaguely remember Mad Max. I scoffed that they could drive those giant vehicles without ever running out of gas.
          I think the plot was that they were looking for gas, but somehow they never sputtered to a stop before they found it.

  6. NickelthroweR February 12, 2024 at 10:01 am #

    In other words, expect a return to 1950.

    I wouldn’t mind a return to 1950 but I can’t help but believe that most will have to be dragged there kicking and screaming.

    As for myself, when my family fled California we chose an area that was most prominent in the 1950s. The Amish are here and they didn’t poison their land. There is plenty of energy still beneath my feet and these mighty rivers still connect to once great cities.

    • Uncle Abraham February 12, 2024 at 10:06 am #

      The seeds of destruction were there in 1950 or we wouldn’t be where we are today. We’re talking about something new and never seen on the scale that’s coming.

    • buckeyeman February 12, 2024 at 10:45 am #

      I was born in 1950 so I don’t remember it specifically. How about 1960 when I was ten. No Medicare, no Medicaid, the Social Insecurity System had not yet been expanded to keep every grifter in the country sustained by “disability” payments that were not part of the original scam (or were they?).

      There were no homeless encampments, dead people did not lie in the streets for want of medical care, and society steamed along rather well. My grandmother still ran the last hand operated telephone switchboard in South Dakota and people still worked to get ahead.

      But that was then and you won’t convince an entire race of “people” that have been living high off the labor of others that their entitlement wasn’t really entitled after all. Ain’t happenin’.

      • Beryl of Oyl February 12, 2024 at 10:55 am #

        People who were out of their minds got to stay in places where they got care.

        Because there were sometimes abuses, we threw the people out on the streets instead of improving the places where they got care.

        It wasn’t concern for rights. It was not wanting to spend a dime on crazy people because of ignorance and superstition and greed.

      • Graham February 12, 2024 at 11:07 am #

        Like Jim says, there will be fewer of them. Perhaps that would be including those pesky entitled after all if they have lived off the work of others then their skillsets will not mesh with a simpler society too easily. In a work to survive mode people such as that will be routed out pretty quick.

        • NickelthroweR February 12, 2024 at 1:48 pm #

          Maybe we need to bring back Banishment. It is still a thing where my sister resides. If someone can not live within the bounds of that tribe, the elders can banish them for a specific time or forever.

          Right now, the rest of the world is using our Southern border to banish all criminals and mental defects.

      • oldandtired February 12, 2024 at 4:10 pm #

        @buckeyeman. Remember Dorothea Lange’s photos of the Great Depression? My favorite was the father with the dog in his lap. Camped out in Sacramento, at the confluence of the Sacramento River and the American River. Not a pot to pee in, not a window to throw it out. But happy. You could tell by the look in his eyes, and those of his children around him. He had weathered the collapse, the economic and environmental disaster of the dust bowl. And made it to California.

        As JHK stated above, “ Expect all of us to feel a renewed sense of gratitude for being here…”

        If you are grateful, then you have the ability to be happy. Even without the pot.

  7. izzy February 12, 2024 at 10:02 am #

    Then the following question would be when can we expect it, and what will happen between now and then?
    The deconstruction may be swift, but the reconstruction is sure to be prolonged and messy. At 76, I’m not holding my breath. But something like it has to happen.

    • Ron Anselmo February 12, 2024 at 10:54 am #

      Yes izzy – same as a stock goes on a chart – stair steps up, gradually over time – elevator shaft going down.

      We’re about to get the shaft (maybe that’s where the saying came from) so get ready to start climbing those stairs again.

      The kicker will be the aptly named “meantime”.

      As justanotherguy put it so succinctly last week: “The walking dead will freeze in the coming cold, the thaw is for the remnant”.

      You want to be one of the remnant. You have time.

      • justanotherguy February 12, 2024 at 3:13 pm #

        thank you ron, kind of you to say.

        i don’t get around here much, as i only occasionally take time for exchanges. i’d rather a good conversation or make points occasionally that i don’t regret. many here share experience that i enjoy reading – still take the time for that regularly.

        as far as all of this, in some real ways we are living the dream here. its not in a locale where we’d expect most people to be on the same page, but the proportion of old timers to woke flatlands keeps everyone on their toes.

        it is rural, and we have a slice of land with a stream, dense wooded hillside with sugar maples, a yard full of chickens and ducks, two nearly grown children that are finding their friends and SO’s very attracted to this life. my bride and i both work in high tech, so our days are full. yesterday we got out in the unseasonably warm weather and beat the hell out of ourselves clearing hurricane wind blowdowns from our local trails.

        as for our neighbors, our nearest has been boiling for the last four days. i made some tools for him to repair sap lines in exchange for some of his brother’s unprocessed milk. we also swap some of our eggs that stock their farm market for chicken feed or local beef. the quarter that we bought will keep in the freezer for us until about summer.

        we have formed a ‘committee of correspondence’ locally. i am in touch with like minded men all over the country in like circumstances, and can reach them in grid down if needed. we bring in others as we see fit. the inner circle would be very much like most people here. we all start with a simple realization – things could go bad, so lets organize and work out how to take care of our community first. the deeper who and why are interesting abstractions for the most part, and known by us as the authors of this insanity, but beyond fixing for the foreseeable future.

        all that said, i invite anyone here on this blog to get in touch with me, perhaps thru our host, if you are in my area. discretion is cool, paranoia is unneeded.

        i challenge everyone here to reach out to local to you likeminded individuals, and start by asking, “what can we do to preserve our community.”

        i’ve got to get back to work.

        • Ron Anselmo February 12, 2024 at 4:24 pm #

          jag – not sure your philosophy and means & methods of putting it into practice can be improved upon. Excellent.

          I’m not prone to violence, but even today, I may kill for a few gallons of unprocessed milk – cream separating in the refrigerator overnight – heaven.

          Your “committee of correspondence” is a great idea. Few realize the meaning, much less the value of “social capital”.

          A saying I heard a while back: Wealth will soon be measured by how long a man can survive without money. Social capital and strong community ties will enter that equation.

          Not sure if you’re familiar with Rulo Deschamps, a sometime poster, but consistent reader, I think. Like you, his hands are always full. He’s a magnificent man and would probably subscribe to everything you’ve said.

          His intellect, knowledge, education and insights are invaluable – a stellar gentleman, farmer, father and husband. He would be a great addition to your committee.

          • Ron Anselmo February 12, 2024 at 4:32 pm #

            Social capital, even at a distance is valuable – I like the idea of a communication network in a grid down situation – very smart and forward-thinking – working through and game planning ahead of time. CB locally and Ham distantly?

          • justanotherguy February 13, 2024 at 2:13 am #

            73’s

          • Ron Anselmo February 13, 2024 at 2:54 am #

            Same to you and yours.

  8. neurodoc February 12, 2024 at 10:06 am #

    In college, in the early 70s, one of the required books for an economics class was “Small is Beautiful.” It was a counter point to the quantitative books focused on their (academic economists’) ‘general model’ of macroeconomic activity. It articulated points similar to JHK’s above cogent analysis. I hope JHK and Small is Beautiful authors are both right; if not, our kids, or what’s left of them after the vaxx runs its course, will all be living in 15 minute cities eating bugs. And, yes, there will be much violence from here to there as the elite will not go quietly into the night, and all transitions are ultimately violent, and all power comes from the barrel of a gun. Or, in the past, from the blade of a sword!

    • Jarek February 12, 2024 at 12:23 pm #

      There are almost no women who understand that – and we foolishly let them vote. Instead of pandering, why not start telling them about how they owe everything they have to the Conquest and the male Conquerors?

      That would be real heroism. Most wouldn’t like you anymore…..

      • Beryl of Oyl February 12, 2024 at 12:48 pm #

        If most women don’t like you, Jarek, you could just be the problem.

        • Jarek February 12, 2024 at 1:14 pm #

          I’m not a “catch”. Not a flounder. So yes, in that sense they don’t like me. A marriage ring should be put thru the nose of any man foolish enough to submit to it. Because that’s the inner truth of it.

          So you still think that the United States could have happened without the conquest and dispossession of the American Indians? If so, you shouldn’t be voting.

          • Anthea February 12, 2024 at 11:19 pm #

            @ Jarek:

            Perhaps you should put off your refusal of marriage proposals until after someone asks you.

          • Jarek February 13, 2024 at 2:10 am #

            If only you had the self knowledge and dignity to leave it alone, eh?

            The vast majority of women still want to marry. They just don’t want to be wives. In any case, you were ahead of the curve in this regard.

          • Anthea February 13, 2024 at 2:28 pm #

            @ Jarek:

            Nowadays, a married woman typically finds that she must take on the responsibilities of the husband, as well as those of the wife, due to her husband’s abdication from his proper role. Many women–perhaps most–would be more than happy to be wives, but that unfortunately requires having a husband who fulfills his role as a husband.

            You’ve made it quite clear that you have no intention of assuming any responsibilities whatsoever in a marriage relationship–perhaps the primary of which would be having a job. It is hence unsurprising that there are no women who want to adopt an overgrown (and probably unruly) child to look after, or a two-legged (and also probably unruly) housepet to care for.

            You apparently view women’s preference for men (which are scarcely to be had) as cruelty directed at yourself, due your being unable to aspire to anything of that kind.

          • Jarek February 13, 2024 at 9:46 pm #

            You yourself said: Any desire for love from women is just the man being childish. So his “obligations” are just so much slavery. What sane man would want to serve such monsters? Did you succeed in making your daughters over in your own image?

            How very sad.

      • neurodoc February 12, 2024 at 1:11 pm #

        You’re correct for these weak and pathetic times; but, when the blood start spilling and the home invasions, raping and pillaging become fully normative, women, who are now single/alone, will either rapidly partner with men for safety or, far less likely (X in movies like road warrior 3), form ‘cohesive’ groups with other females for protection.

        Along that same line of thought, in the early phases of SHTF, women who now vote blue, may start voting for red, i.e. law enforcement with teeth. That ‘appears’ to be happening now in Sweden. I suspect that repeated rape by savages could change minds from ‘blue’ to ‘red,’ using expedient terms.

        • neurodoc February 12, 2024 at 1:12 pm #

          This was in response to Jarek.

        • Jarek February 12, 2024 at 1:17 pm #

          A ray of light in the gathering gloom. Women will want to be with Warlords. They and their bravos will have harems. That will be in an incentive for young men to go on Jihad to get concubines and/or wives of their own.

          • neurodoc February 12, 2024 at 2:12 pm #

            Jarek: I could not have said it better.

        • Socrates-Detroit February 12, 2024 at 1:50 pm #

          Yes, we are headed “back to the future”.

        • BackRowHeckler February 12, 2024 at 2:18 pm #

          An interesting development is local white suburban women during George Floyd ruots were down the town Green carrying signs with the message ‘Defund the Pilice’ & ”Black Lives Matter’; later that summer when gangs from Hartford & New Haven began RAIDING out here, stealing cars at night and conducting home invasions, the same women showed up hysterical at the special town meeting imploring the local cops to “DO SOMETHING”.

          • Jarek February 12, 2024 at 2:35 pm #

            Women will respond to you: I didn’t say that. I never said I wanted to be have my home invaded or be assaulted.

            You will respond: But that’s what such policies of appeasement lead to.

            Women: Blank looks. No understand of cause and effect. They just want to be on the right side, and more importantly, to be seen being on the right side – which all good people know is the non-White side.

          • justanotherguy February 12, 2024 at 3:30 pm #

            jarek – my own experience has taught me several things – about feminism, you and i seem to agree.

            but one trend of the worksters seems to be a gramcian purity spiral – that is their mistake – the corollary being the phrase “the left will eat itself.” that must be avoided.

            my bride and i are celebrating 25 years married this year. we have both changed a lot. i was a leftist rebelling against a military family that betrayed our values by turning their heads from vietnam. but since, by raising children, and having the rp served by what public schools did to my step son, the only way forward was by embracing traditional roles, and seeing all this from that perspective. i wear the pants in the family be assured.

            that said, by bride still occasionally repeats stupid herd-isms, such as wanting to suggest to my daughter that she put aside a beautiful young relationship in favor of a career. i shut that down forcefully – she is doing well in college, but a career where “you are free to work for a boss, but a slave to a husband and children” is utter stupidity and contrary to human nature.

            so feminism – yea, its a problem, but my bride also did say “once you’ve seen the truth of all this (rp) you can’t unsee it”. she is my ally, and i really hope we attract many more. anti-feminism, sure, purity spiral? you’re your own worst enemy.

        • Anthea February 12, 2024 at 11:47 pm #

          Most of the single white women in cities live in predominantly white enclaves–at least around here. Then you have the vast, predominantly white suburbs.

          I can’t really envision these white populations getting it together to defend themselves effectively, whether urban or suburban–or male or female, for that matter. But I can definitely see the little enclaves of urban Asians and Mexicans defending their communities effectively.

          The white urban enclaves are mostly young singles and young childless couples. If things get too hot in the cities, those who can will simply leave–which, if you think about it, is what whites have always done historically.

          • justanotherguy February 13, 2024 at 2:34 am #

            ant – i don’t think, for normies in this day now, that it begins with facing the possibility of “defending ourselves or our community”. that’s a bridge too far.

            putting a clipping from the nytimes in front of a few smart individuals where fbi / wrays says positively that the ccp has put bot viruses into unprotected infrastructure control computers, giving them the ability to send all this grid down, might be a more reasonable start. let people chew on that possibility and game it out a few steps. people discovering all this with a slight nudge is often better than brain dumping from someone with years of macro geopolitical awareness.

            as for where everyone might go in a snap event, there is a one tankful highway parking lot waiting for them about within a 60 mile radius of all major metropolitan areas. driving out into that in a panic will be suicide.

            on the other hand, getting out 2 years early beats 2 weeks late by a country mile.

            i cannot see any reason for anyone to not be reaching out now. get a core group, think it out, set goals for conversations, make it make sense for future rp normies. get a book like “a failure of civility” or some such if a framework would help.

  9. perla February 12, 2024 at 10:10 am #

    And expect natural beauty to be restored, the natural beauty of form, the beauty of art and color, the beauty of a bountiful meal prepared with love.

    • Cankerpuss February 12, 2024 at 10:39 am #

      Expect more realism. Everything in America today is fake. The women are fake. Music is fake. Everyone lives in deep debt. Entertainment is fake. I would hope that as things a deconstructed that they will be replaced with things that are more real because, well, they have to be more real. Reality is truth and truth is always good.

      • Beryl of Oyl February 12, 2024 at 11:00 am #

        They actually have plans for us peons to do our travelling virtually with those glasses they have been coming out with.

        That makes sense, though. Why bother to go to France and see Muslims when you can look out your front door and see Muslims?

        Better to remember it the way it was.

    • Ron Anselmo February 12, 2024 at 10:58 am #

      -perla – they never left, what left was our ability to appreciate them. I understand your point though – the appreciation will return.

      • perla February 12, 2024 at 11:25 am #

        yes. with some real appreciation. like the kind when you see an old friend at a funeral, and say, thank you for showing up kinda gratitude.

  10. Cankerpuss February 12, 2024 at 10:14 am #

    “but they are actually breaking as institutions because in their lawlessness they’ve lost the trust of the people — and nothing is more fundamental to a civilized society than trust in the law. That’s what consent of the governed means.”

    Spot on Jim. The Government derives its authority only from those that it governs. Once the trust is lost in the majority of the governed the Government no longer has authority and is now illegitimate. We are at that stage. The next stage is the one that is frightening. As chaotic as the Federal Government is it is still very powerful and it has entered the coercion phase of preserving its waning authority. As it tries to maintain its strength it resorts to force because it has lost its legitimacy.

    I look forward to a day of smaller, slower and more efficient. A day when people learn hot to connect with each other gain through face to face conversations, dances, and local entertainment. A day with less technology and more humanity.

    Will it happen?

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    • Ron Anselmo February 12, 2024 at 11:04 am #

      Yes, Cankerpuss, it will happen – after scores and the dust are settled.

  11. liber8tor February 12, 2024 at 10:14 am #

    I’m looking forward to local rail travel between small towns as the new highways. Reclaim rail spurs now used as bike paths. Bridal paths and back yard chickens become popular. (HOAs be damned)

    Fresh produce stands, flea markets and barter stands set up near each rail station.

    • Paula D February 12, 2024 at 11:07 am #

      We used to have rail travel between each small town around here.
      They turned the rails into highways.
      Walk at your own risk.

      The whole damn country was turned over to the auto corporations.

    • Rain Waters February 12, 2024 at 11:23 am #

      HOA damned until its on the only piece of paper a bank allows you to sign.

  12. Jacques February 12, 2024 at 10:16 am #

    Excellent text, unlike most of the stuff that gets published, which mostly analyzes the degree to which things are fucked up, who’s behind it, and so on.

    It’s absolutely essentially to look to the future, to formulate a new vision, new raison d’etre, new ideology, launch a new renaissance. Opposing the current putrid civilization will accomplish nothing if a better alternative is not proposed.

    Likewise, it’s essential to take into account physical realities, namely dwindling resources and energy sources. Ditto the demographic and geopolitical situation in the east vs. the west, where the latter is going to shit, while the former is on the rise.

    The assessment that things will get more local is precisely what is bound to happen, principally because there won’t be enough energy, if there’s any, to move shit around in the insane manner that’s been heretofore the case.

    • loosethedogs February 12, 2024 at 1:12 pm #

      Au Contraire Jacques: We may be in for a short “Twilight Age” until all the suppressed and monopolized science and technologies begin manifesting WITHOUT top-down suppression. Even as we speak Einsteinian physics is on its way out as it was a construct of its time and of the entities who have kept humanity in the dark for millennia. We are just emerging from the dark ages and brighter days are ahead for humanity.

  13. bmiller February 12, 2024 at 10:17 am #

    I’ve never commented on your post threads, Jim. But today…thanks for this hopeful piece. Certainly one of the most encouraging pieces I’ve read by anyone recently.
    Brian

    • elysianfield February 12, 2024 at 11:35 am #

      Brian,
      Is it basic human nature to seek encouragement? At any cost…even in the face of the obvious?

    • farmgal February 12, 2024 at 1:19 pm #

      @bmiller – I came across a guest post on Identity Dixie about the slow process of becoming a dissident. It’s an interesting read to be sure but when I visited the authors website there was an even better piece about not taking the black pill. Most of us here vacillate between the different stages of grief (for lack of a better word). I found this very uplifting reading this dreary Monday morning in the South. Trying to put the links so they will not get bogged down.

      identitydixie.com/2024/02/11/the-slow-process-of-becoming-a-dissident/

      .hiddendominion.com/rip-the-western-world-a-response/

      Soldier on!

      • cbeard February 12, 2024 at 4:46 pm #

        It is a dreary Monday here too. The rain has finally stopped, at least for now. Like uncle Gilmer used to say “hit’s rainin’ like a cow pissin’ on a flat rock”.

  14. sadlycdn February 12, 2024 at 10:19 am #

    I have a slightly different take on things ….I actually think the Globalist grip is getting tighter and will only continue to do so…. by controlling all the levers digitally… we leave a trail of data and trail of video…..now throw AI into the mix the control is mind-boggling….. it’s just to easy…many people would like the world to be going the way James suggests including myself but the younger generation has a different view…..and the education system will make sure that doesn’t change…..putting Tampax in the men’s room is everywhere along with the climate change craziness…using public safety is winner winner chicken dinner….you will be driving that EV if you can afford to very soon….hopefully I’m wrong

    • gustafson.robert.22 February 12, 2024 at 11:00 am #

      “I have a slightly different take on things ….I actually think the Globalist grip is getting tighter and will only continue to do so…”

      You and everyone else. It’s a result of an ingrained habit of servitude, in my view, that so many would rather believe in a dominant but evil elite than a failing, collapsing elite.. even against good evidence.

    • Beryl of Oyl February 12, 2024 at 11:04 am #

      There is hope for the younger generation.

      This is from American Military News:

      “A tampon dispenser was destroyed roughly 20 minutes after it was installed inside a boys’ bathroom at Brookfield High School in Connecticut.

      Brookfield High School Principal Marc Balanda sent an email to the school’s students and families on January 24, explaining that the tampon dispenser had been destroyed just 22 minutes after the school installed it in the boys’ bathroom. Balanda described the incident as an “egregious instance of vandalism and destruction of property.”

      • Nick Reynolds February 12, 2024 at 11:21 am #

        That made my day. Thank you. Mr.(?) Balanda is right, though. And that’s what it’s going to take. Naturally the kids, who won’t go to jail, are the ones to show the way.

      • stelmosfire February 12, 2024 at 11:41 am #

        “The tampon dispenser had been destroyed just 22 minutes after the school installed it in the boys’ bathroom.”

        Only because the machine ate somethings quarter. Same way the snack machine gets tipped over when the cheese doodles fail to drop and get stuck on the spiral.

        Old news anyway.Years back (pre-woke) we had a box of feminine pads in the bathroom reserved for members of a specific engine co. who were a bunch of whining pus***s.

        • elysianfield February 12, 2024 at 1:11 pm #

          Saint,
          And…and no doubt there was proper signage directing them to the offering?

        • Soul Forensics February 12, 2024 at 11:01 pm #

          elmo,

          That works both ways.

          I remember being on a break at the steel mill an eternity ago when a co-worker told me to head to the pop machine. When I arrived, there were about five guys crowding around it. I elbowed my way to the front — the Mountain Dew dispenser was stuck on “on”. About five free paper cupfulls later, I was buzzed; and four hours later a bit queasy and burnt out.

      • Jacques February 12, 2024 at 12:19 pm #

        Yes, as fucked up as people might seem, having seen the vast majority promenade themselves with a rag/mask on their face to protect themselves against an alleged pandemic of an alleged deadly virus one had to be tested for to know that one is sick, people are actually NOT THAT FUCKED UP.

        Common sense will kick in, sooner or later, and they’ll tell the effers to shove the crap up their ass or do that for them.

    • elysianfield February 12, 2024 at 11:41 am #

      “putting Tampax in the men’s room…”

      Sad,
      This is all explained in the Documentary “The King of New York”.

      “King Tito : [after Jump and Test-Tube have “paid” for a shipment of cocaine with a suitcase full of… tampons!] What the fuck is this?

      Jump : [pulling a pair of semi-autos from his jacket] They’re for the bullet holes, puta!

      [He blows Tito away] “

    • Jacques February 12, 2024 at 12:22 pm #

      Digital is a cul-de-sac. It might work for some time still, but it’s doomed to fail due to a lack of resources and energy.

      The image of a digital future is a fallacious one. The industrial, technological era will only last another few decades.

      • neurodoc February 12, 2024 at 3:09 pm #

        Lasting a few more decades is only possible with cheap oil. With BRIC+ in control of the majority of oil units, the USCorporation will not have cheap oil for long, perhaps past this year. The situation will be even worse if the USCorp chooses for hyper-inflate rather than declaring default and bankruptcy.

        • justanotherguy February 12, 2024 at 3:45 pm #

          one huge mistake these elitist idiots are making is that the digital panopticon can be maintained without prodigious energy inputs. it cannot.

          i’ve lived in tech my whole life, and this level of technology is vulnerable in so many ways i’d write a book to document them all.

          as one example, the houthis can take out ~10% of worldwide internet traffic by cutting one undersea optical cable. and sure, you might say, those get cut all the time, they will fix it. but fixing those is a limited capacity, highly specialized and very expensive service, both in experience and resources. look for that service to fall behind as we move forward.

          i can explain in detail how all this works, from chip fab, to optical fiber switches and amplifiers, to data protocols, to server / client systems for the transported data. and i am still amazed every day that this fragile thing works as it does and dominates to world.

          it will be brief. then what?

          • Ron Anselmo February 13, 2024 at 11:01 am #

            For the US, maybe this:

            Former CIA Director James Woolsey, in 2015, says:

            “The energy grid is a civilizational life support system, and without it, modern society collapses very quickly.”

            “One estimate is that within a year or so, two-thirds of the United States population would die.”

            “The other estimate is that within a year or so, 90 percent of the U.S. population would die.”

            So, depopulation range 67% to 90%. Deagel, in a 2017 projection says ~70% reduction in US population.

            Predictive programming?

          • justanotherguy February 14, 2024 at 4:17 pm #

            a new movie coming out would nail it.

            its amazing how much they tell on themselves.

    • Brandon Laskow February 12, 2024 at 7:10 pm #

      The overuse of the ellipsis breaks up the flow of text and makes it more difficult to read.

    • Soul Forensics February 12, 2024 at 10:53 pm #

      “now throw AI into the mix the control is mind-boggling” — sadlycdn

      Visions of techno utopia don’t take into account that high-tech innovation, consolidation, and expansion take a shitload of energy and expertise (i.e., money). As our host correctly states, large scale systems are breaking down, and that will only accelerate.

      AI is dead in the water.

    • Night Owl February 13, 2024 at 3:34 am #

      You are correct, Sadly.

      Their grip is getting tighter, because they own the system and are set on replacing it with one that will give them total control.

      That said, there will be a parallel society, IMO. We are living through a transition of sorts. At some point humanity will have to come together and fight off the scourge, but this is a process that is slow, and there are far too many individuals who are either clueless as to what is happening or simply far too arrogant to understand just how far along things already are.

      There is no real decentralization taking place at present, just destruction in preparation for the rebirth–the digital plantation. There is also an awakening, but the awakened are too few in number to fully stop what is planned. The only real issue I see is whether or not the digital ID will be fully implemented in my lifetime.

      Germany just issued a document on prepping for the introduction of a new digital currency. If that gets rolled out and digital ID implemented across the system, then you can kiss freedom goodbye for the next 100 years at least.

  15. Opie February 12, 2024 at 10:20 am #

    It would be nice if we segue into the scenario you describe, but I fear much mischief will occur to sidetrack that. I hope and pray you’re right. I’m in the middle of a dystopian novel called The Mandibles: A Family, 2029-2047 by American author Lionel Shriver that I fear is more likely.

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    • tractorguy February 12, 2024 at 10:43 am #

      Excellent book, I read it back before Christmas. I couldn’t put it down. I have no doubt that that is the way that this whole mess plays out economically. It dovetails nicely with what Jim has been saying. If you haven’t read it, I highly recommend it.

    • farmgal February 12, 2024 at 1:23 pm #

      What a great read! I confess I have read it a couple of times. I would also recommend one of here other books: So Much For That. Very entertaining.

      • Ron Anselmo February 12, 2024 at 1:48 pm #

        Also, another good read – One Second After, by Forstchen.

        • megabeth February 12, 2024 at 2:22 pm #

          Very thought-provoking. The whole series by Fortschen.

  16. scoubidou123 February 12, 2024 at 10:24 am #

    “The vile Yuval Noah Harari has even said so publicly”

    Does anyone know what this refers to?

    • Nick Reynolds February 12, 2024 at 11:25 am #

      He said Trump’s probably going to win.

    • Socrates-Detroit February 12, 2024 at 4:24 pm #

      Yuval Noah Harari is an Israeli professor.

      He also is a “lecturer” for the WEF (World Economic Forum).

      It’s a small club, and you ain’t in it.

      But Harari is.

      HE lectures the WEF crew. Chronicles Magazine has published at least one, maybe two Kunstler articles–but you can bet, JHK will not be lecturing the WEF (even though, I sense several WEF-types did read “The Long Emergency”, agreed with it in general, and believe they are doing what is necessary for mankind to navigate this period). But I can’t see them inviting JHK to Davos to give a lecture, even though he has studied and written about resource limitations and constraints.

      I’m rather surprised at JHK’s characterization of Harari as vile–though I agree with it–anyone associated with the WEF is vile, IMO.

      Harari writes about AI and its role in the future.

      One view of a dystopian future, where the “man” largely controls people’s movements, is already in existence today.

      In the occupied West Bank in Palestine, the Israelis use facial recognition, cameras, automated gates as well as armed guards, to monitor and control the Palestinians. They have their “Blue Wolf” and “Red Wolf” systems (one is an app, the other some kind of program), and AI helps run the whole thing.

      I’m not going to further smear the already tainted “Professor” Harari, but I will speculate that perhaps he has studied the West Bank, and that’s where he gets some of his ideas from.

      I’ve read that the Israelis are using AI to select bombing targets on in Gaza–to increase the likelihood of destroying Hamas personnel.

      (So you see, the Israelis do have a “method”, and they are not just bombing Gaza, killing close to 30,000, injuring several times more, destroying the infrastructure, and rendering the area uninhabitable. That’s all “collateral damage”. What a clever and lawyerly way to arrange reality?

      What would you all do if you lived in Gaza today? How would the preppers amongst us fare?)

      Sorry for the Palestine reminder–I know some of you don’t like it…

      Well, you, WE, are all going to be Palestinians if the blob continues to move forward to control us–for the good of the planet, civilization, and ourselves.

      Hopefully I’m wrong. I gotta say, there is quite a bit of optimism in the comments here! I like that–I hope yours is a more likely picture of the future in parts of “free America”, though I don’t see it going down like that. I think the West Bank is more likely for the suburbanites, and I think the state will come down hard on the “free pockets”…which may become ungovernable, or may be characterized by perpetual armed strife–like the Middle East, sort of.

      Anyway, Harari is all-in on the WEF agenda. Based on JHK, Harari sees some obstacles to the WEF agenda, or perhaps he agrees with the end goal, but perhaps not with the way it is playing out.

      Somebody here, tell us, please.

      • gustafson.robert.22 February 12, 2024 at 6:36 pm #

        “What would you all do if you lived in Gaza today? How would the preppers amongst us fare?)”

        Would have seen this day coming clear as day 20 years ago and worked my way to a friendlier area, if at all possible, before Oct 7, 2023.

      • Night Owl February 13, 2024 at 3:38 am #

        IMO, what some view as the “Long Emergency” is nothing but the slow totalitarian tiptoe into the New Normal.

        There is no real emergency, other than stopping the looming digital plantation. But most are not even aware of the emergency.

        • gustafson.robert.22 February 13, 2024 at 5:18 am #

          Quality evidence (not adolescent tribal meming) of this being the only real going emergency would be nice.

          • Night Owl February 13, 2024 at 4:50 pm #

            The BIS telling you digital currency is coming and that they want it programmable. All of the other so-called emergencies are part of the transition. Destruction before the globalist phoenix rises from the ashes.

            The videos of Agustin Carstens and Lagarde telling you what they are working on has been posted many times, among other things.

            But Gus knows better. They are just bluffing, bro.

          • Ron Anselmo February 15, 2024 at 1:21 am #

            Yes Owl – programmable, including being interoperable (which I think is their preferred term). That being the case or goal, there needn’t be one single digital currency, could be five, ten, twelve or fifteen. As long as the digital currencies are interoperable, global trade and transactions are seamless – and we are fuct.

  17. Cavepainter February 12, 2024 at 10:29 am #

    Wish I could be so optimistic, but what I expect is power to control and relegate usage of the shrinking resource base will only concentrate ever more into a minority globalist elite that will ruthlessly reign over the rest of us utilizing advancing techno/psychological means. Its over!

  18. oilie February 12, 2024 at 10:34 am #

    I think that the economics section of this disaster is going to be slower to manifest. The lean, mean shale drillers can make money at $40 per barrel and they produce a real, tangible product for it that sustains the financial folks. The rest of this show will continue right on schedule as the Washington crowd continues to try to cram another Biden presidency down our throats.

    • JohnAZ February 12, 2024 at 11:10 am #

      Get it? The Deep State is the no.1 enemy of the American people as they struggle to maintain their power.

      The world ran for centuries under feudalism, where the few ran the vast majority. Feudalism is the antithesis of the Constitution.

      • neurodoc February 12, 2024 at 2:11 pm #

        AZ: Exactly right. Enemies of the Constitution are enemies of the people. And should be dealth with as such.

  19. Zoltar February 12, 2024 at 10:38 am #

    One of Jim’s most important messages. The future the globalists are trying to sell us is so nightmarish that it we are in danger of being transfixed with dread, but their plan requires the overturn of the Laws of Thermodynamics, compared to which their powers are insignificant.

    The Degrowth movement is subject to a lot of hatred, but the haters may as well oppose gravity. As with gravity, working with degrowth, rather than trying to fight it, will be the best bet for surviving the changes that are in the offing.

    • justanotherguy February 12, 2024 at 3:48 pm #

      working with degrowth – exactly.

      your real world details of practice?

      • gustafson.robert.22 February 12, 2024 at 6:32 pm #

        Learn how to fall without breaking bones.

      • Zoltar February 12, 2024 at 6:48 pm #

        JAG

        It ain’t gonna be pretty. It will be Darwinian, and a Hell of a lot of people whose skill set is limited to fiddling with software in front of a screen will either learn to grow food, provide some other useful service, make a useful product, and then compete in the local marketplace, or disdcover that there is no social safety net any more, and that the Four Horsemen are again riding high.

        You can hate that or accept it. It won’t matter – except to yourself and those who depend upon you.

        • justanotherguy February 13, 2024 at 2:18 am #

          bingo – i say connect with like minded communities within walking / biking reach. even if no one takes this with the full appropriate gravity right now, in possible times to come the early framework will be invaluable.

          this can even work in the burbs, but blue hive cities will require some careful vetting of invitees.

          • Ron Anselmo February 13, 2024 at 3:12 pm #

            jag – I think it’s important that all invitees are vetted, no matter the circumstance. Not to sound paranoid, but a little suspicion keeps infiltrators out – gov plants, if you will.

            In the past, in assembling a group for collective security and/or other reasons, I’ve asked five men “known-to-me”, to bring five men “known-to-them”. It’s just a good practice, I think.

          • justanotherguy February 14, 2024 at 4:23 pm #

            agreed – around here, even the younger guys that have come from local families are distinctly divided. iow, the word of mouth is much like smaller towns in the old days.

            many (c)onservatives / old timers are often “get off my lawn” or “not saying, ’cause somebody’s gonna try and take it”.

            the isolated prepper mentality still holds among many – several old guys around here, many of whom i served with on the local party committee, have isolated themselves and put off many who might otherwise be worth approaching.

            i think its that purity spiral stuff i was slapping jer’k with here. that temptation exists on this side too, and we’ve got to get people out of that mindset, because it leads to warlords.

  20. Hypatia February 12, 2024 at 10:49 am #

    John Michael Greer

    “…a system that has been hollowed out by a string of cascading failures runs into one more crisis than it can tolerate, and implodes under the weight of its own absurdities. We are much closer to such scenes in North America and Western Europe right now than I think most people realize.”

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    • Zoltar February 12, 2024 at 1:09 pm #

      Hypatia

      Absolutely. Many foreseeable crises to choose from as the proverbial straw, but there appears to be no way for the US to avoid a Constitutional crisis this fall.

      A false flag event to trigger martial law, a permanently “postponed” presidential election, half the country completely rejecting a dubious vote count, or some combination of the three would be my bet.

      The next inauguration day, if any, may trigger multiple January 6th demonstrations all over the country.

      • Ron Anselmo February 15, 2024 at 5:32 pm #

        “The next inauguration day, if any, may trigger multiple January 6th demonstrations all over the country.” ~ Zoltar

        Z – the day after the night of the 2020 “election”, it was apparent that it was rigged. DJT called for “Stop the Steal” rallies at each State Capitol.

        I remember stopping & dropping – driving three hours to the Florida State Capitol in Tallahassee, FL. Maybe a few thousand people were there, as well as the Proud Boys facing down Antifa/BLM. (Antifa/BLM got their asses kicked)

        I assume every State Capitol had some kind of demonstration, with election protests. Nothing happened – because just like J6 – there were no teeth in them.

        Generally speaking, I’m not for “might makes right”, but there are some instances where it is necessary – this was one of them. Someday we’ll learn, but I fear we’re not there yet.

  21. So many liars February 12, 2024 at 10:50 am #

    “…because it’s likely there will be far fewer of us around.”

    That’s the part we’re not looking at. The “survival of the small and nimble” implies the non-survival, the death, of others. In context, Jim seems to be talking about big biz, big gov, big tech, etc, but in reality, the death of these entities results in the death of individuals. Those individuals are my family, my friends, my neighbors, my associates, my community (but not you and me, of course). The transition from chaos to WMBH isn’t just disorderly, it’s violent.

    • gustafson.robert.22 February 12, 2024 at 11:11 am #

      Yes. People calling today’s post overly hopeful are failing to read carefully.

    • Ron Anselmo February 12, 2024 at 11:29 am #

      From last week’s comments, a gem:

      “The walking dead will freeze in the coming cold. The thaw is for the remnant.” ~ justanotherguy

      There’s a lot of walking dead out there, if you haven’t noticed.

    • Zoltar February 12, 2024 at 5:07 pm #

      ML:

      You are starting to understand.

    • Brandon Laskow February 12, 2024 at 7:14 pm #

      WMBH?

      • Ron Anselmo February 12, 2024 at 10:30 pm #

        World Made by Hand, a classic written by our illustrious host – JHK

    • Socrates-Detroit February 12, 2024 at 7:46 pm #

      Yes, the transition from “today’s order” to WMBH will be disorderly, and probably violent.

      Some one who has a broader grasp of history might be able to come up with an example of this happening before, or a better example…

      With that caveat, in my opinion, in the West, the demise of the “Roman Empire” comes closest.

      (the WESTERN Roman Empire to be precise, the EASTERN Empire, aka Byzantine Empire had another 5-7 good centuries, and the last 250 years were rough. Constantinople outlasted Rome by a THOUSAND years)

      But Rome at its height, during the time of Christ, or Constantinople (Eastern Empire) at its peak/plateau 320-800 AD, were much simpler societies than now–most people worked the land, in order to have food to eat and perhaps sell/trade for cloaks, sandals, buildings, etc.

      Now, the whole world is SO sophisticated (and fragile), that well before the loss of running water and electricity, you’d have a huge drop affecting a huge portion of society, and possibly compromising the water and electrical systems.

      The magnitude of societal convulsion brought about by economic mismanagement, or a physical war is staggering.

      For the US especially. Americans circa 202x, even RURAL Americans, are not Germans or Japanese circa 1944-45, or Greeks circa 1941-48, let alone Iraqis circa 200x or Afghans 201x. All of these peoples got hammered, but survived; the Europeans and Japanese made it to the “next day” (peace), and the Iraqis, Afghans, Syrians, manage to subsist and survive. They all start from a much LOWER place and are much tougher.

      And even ALL of these groups start from a higher place than Rome (aka, they have farther to fall).

      “…if those days were not cut short, the earth would perish…”

      That’s from the New Testament.

      • Socrates-Detroit February 12, 2024 at 7:52 pm #

        I forgot to mention Ukraine. About 20% of Ukrainians have left the country; x% have been killed. Yet they will survive.

        In fairness, the Russians have NOT obliterated the country (I think they could do a LOT more damage, as in Gaza), but still, Ukranians are being hammered.

        If Americans were confronted with the same level of destruction, how would we fare? Americans start from a “higher” place than Ukraine.

        Perhaps in that sense, suburbia will offer one benefit–lots of structures with FOUR walls and roof. At least until the roofs decay and water destroys the structure. They may not have heat or power or water, but they will offer shelter of sorts. We have LOTS of detached homes…. Getting the necessities of life to them (food, water, electricity) in a war or with no grid or motor fuel is another story.

    • Night Owl February 13, 2024 at 3:42 am #

      These entities are dying only in the sense that they no longer do what free peoples need them to do to maintain free societies.

      They have been infiltrated and are being prepped for the New Normal.

      Those doing the prepping tell us what is coming, if we care to listen.

      The final act is simply the attachment of the digital chains (currency and ID). Once they go on, you will have to do whatever you are told to participate in society, or you will have to be part of some kind of parallel society.

      Is that going to be stopped?

      • gustafson.robert.22 February 13, 2024 at 5:14 am #

        The parallel societies will just immediately compete with, soon dominate, and eventually completely supplant any globalist digital one.

        • Ron Anselmo February 13, 2024 at 10:38 am #

          Agree on the outcome Gus, but this will be a long road of attrition, I think.

          • gustafson.robert.22 February 13, 2024 at 11:09 am #

            Good counterpoint.

          • Night Owl February 13, 2024 at 11:44 am #

            Yep, as I wrote elsewhere, if we fail to stop the digital plantation (IDs and currency), we have at least 100 years of hell coming.

            Not a problem for childless aetheists who call for depopulation, but for those of us who are more grounded in morality, well …

          • Ron Anselmo February 13, 2024 at 3:14 pm #

            Owl – you’re exactly right – the digital plantation is the tipping point.

  22. perla February 12, 2024 at 10:59 am #

    Expect to have fewer drives into town. Or better yet, contract with the local taxi, and everyone in the hood pile in to go to town to shop for the week. Imagine, piling into a station wagon, with the hood. It could be worse. You might get to know the neighbors. Policing of the neighborhood will be by the elders, out walking, sitting on the front porch, looking at strangers, oddly, like the old stink eye that was so familiar as a kid. The Market will be organized to cater to basic needs, food, plants, underwear, local delicacies. Local activities, fun, music, but local. I imagine it puts people on edge. Oh well. Some may wish they could fall in love with the guy next door. That’s not such a bad idea. It may come back into vogue.

    • JohnAZ February 12, 2024 at 11:05 am #

      The market, your words, does not exist. Cities have no way to supply themselves. Malls and supermarkets are going to collapse, look around, it is underway already as thievery drives retail out of the cities. Look what happened with the phony COVID lockdowns, no toilet paper was just the start.

      • perla February 12, 2024 at 11:31 am #

        Then make the market. Build it. They will come.

        • JohnAZ February 12, 2024 at 11:41 am #

          Who?

        • Anthea February 13, 2024 at 12:28 am #

          Rural food-producers won’t go to the cities to sell their stuff.

          For example, a few years ago, the Northeast area of Kansas City was trying to organize a farmers’ market. The organizers tried to get vendors from other area markets to sign up, but they got no takers, as Northeast is a pretty rough neighborhood.

          The thing about farmers’ markets is that every vendor brings about $100 with him at opening time, just so he’ll be able to make change all day. Most of his sales are in cash, and at the end of the day he may have $500-$600 cash in his cash drawer.

          The only way an urban farmers’ market can survive is if there is very serious police protection, plus some security guards employed by the market.

          When I did the Kansas City farmers’ market, they employed several security guards, and the place was filthy with cops.

          • Anthea February 13, 2024 at 12:42 am #

            That’s also the only way you have affluent enclaves in urban areas: These require a massive police presence.

            The area around the KC farmers’ market is a very stylish, affluent area with expensive apartments and condos, and expensive eateries, shops, and nightclubs. Investors spent millions gentrifying this formerly run-down and virtually abandoned area. These investors were and are very influential politcally.

            You get elected to public office only by having the backing of these wealthy investors. And after you’re elected, you see to it that they get what they want. At a minimum, this means that the businesses and rental properties the investors built get plenty of police protection. It also means that the city pays for the area you have invested in to have all the amenities: charming little parks and green spaces, plenty of those little electric scooters, and streets and sidewalks that are clean and as smooth as mirrors.

    • Beryl of Oyl February 12, 2024 at 11:41 am #

      There’s nothing “better” about taking taxis in the ghetto.

      People have been free to choose to do that for ages, most choose not to.

      • BackRowHeckler February 12, 2024 at 2:11 pm #

        What about the city bus thru the ghetto … smelling like piss, riding with criminals, drug addicts, & the mentally ill. That’s even better than a taxi, is it not?

        • Beryl of Oyl February 12, 2024 at 5:57 pm #

          Ah, memories….

          I should write a book.

  23. JohnAZ February 12, 2024 at 11:01 am #

    A retreat from the “Big Box” to the “Main Street” mentality. There are still the majority of the US in small cities and towns where the transition will be simple and easy.

    So, the real issue is the cities, the mass of humanity stuck in squalor and a totally unnatural situation. What happened to the millions and millions of folks stuck in an economic situation where there is no answer. How do you downsize NYC. Chicago or LA? The PTB in the cities cannot even find a solution to the population excess called the homeless. The cities continue to expand as the open border is just pumping indigent folks into their morass. Big Box mentality has created the megapolises and when the downsizing starts, people will remember the South Chicago situation today fondly as the cities empty out into the flyover country.

    What will happen when that happens? Violence as the NIMBY effect shows how ineffective government is. Biden will be remembered as a demented old man that had no idea what to do with the onrushing social disaster. Everything the Dems try to do just concentrates people into the cities. Right now, cities such as Denver are screaming at DC to knock off the open border bullshit and stop the influx that is bankrupting them. To their dismay, they already know it is too late. Trump or the GOP win DC in the fall, no difference. The decentralization will just continue. The Federal government, without the control of the cities will shrink rapidly in the near future, within ten years. The dependent minorities will bear the brunt of the decline. Crime and unrest will increase in the next few years. Why? Because there is no recourse, no escape plan, no reconstruction, just more and more disorder and the resultant illicit drug and slavery traffic that is increasing today.

    Aha, so what will the answer be? Controlled demolition of the cities with resultant minority violence is near term. Evacuation of the cities with their economic basis is the long term effect. This will happen, we have no choice. Elect Trump, if he does not have a plan that includes the demolition of the Big Box mentality with its city centered result then he is no help. Could it be, it is already too late and the sequelae of the Liberal governorship will come down on the cities and their dependent people.

    Listening to JHK, localization will be the result. A converse statement is that the cities will empty out and deposit folks into the flyover country. Uh, the problem with that is there is no room for them and the local economies will start to collapse. So will they go home as some predict? To what? There homelands have already collapsed due to the same phenomena.

    I see nothing but decline, violence, unrest, starvation in the future. So what usually happens when this occurs? WAR!!!!!! I am just waiting for the federal excuses to commit us to war.

    Trump will try to throttle down the border if he gets elected. It will be the number one issue this year. If he succeeds it will be just as bad as the financial fiasco the US government rides upon is dependent on revenue from the illicit trades. Biden is protecting the Mob from the effects of border closure deflation that will occur as all the banks dependent on drugs and slavery for paying their bills go down. It almost happened in 2008, and conditions today are much worse.

    Stand by for heavy rolls.

    I have ignored Europe, they are in worse shape and their decline will be sooner than the USA. Is anyone going to be in decent shape during the feudal takedown? Look at the resource location, the USA will be in much better shape than Europe, but the BRICS++ group will control the future. We are already moving quickly in that direction,

    Psst, the WEF is already on its way down.

    • TruthSeeker1986 February 12, 2024 at 11:06 am #

      That’s Europe’s fault for being so weak and stupid. Nobody is telling them to act like bigger cucks than Americans. They want to be cucked.

      • Night Owl February 13, 2024 at 3:48 am #

        These comments make little sense. In reality, there are more Europeans who are awake as to what is going on here.

        Were there any protests during the Covid Hoax against mandates, masking, and the stripping of liberties in a manner never seen in modern history?

        Are there any real protests against the artificial inflation or the destruction of agriculture in order to move toward the WEF food-hub scenario?

        When I talk to people back home, all they talk about is the same superficial bullshit: the Superbowl, work, etc. No one seems to have any concept of what is going on or even a memory of the level of tyranny we all lived through. And we are talking unprecedented stuff.

        It is hard not to come to the conclusion that in aggregate Americans are some of the stupidest people on the planet.

        • gustafson.robert.22 February 13, 2024 at 5:09 am #

          Americans are shamelessly and openly stupid. Europeans are stupid with pretences to, and delusions of, being something else.

          • Ron Anselmo February 13, 2024 at 10:33 am #

            Gus – “in the aggregate”. You may have to enroll in my class with Janos. Although, as I’ve mentioned, he hasn’t been doing his homework.

            We’re working on using qualifiers, so as not to throw out babies with bathwater. In other words, not being so absolute.

          • gustafson.robert.22 February 13, 2024 at 11:07 am #

            Absolutely, Ron. Just punchier phrasing for the masses to “stir shit up” as they say!

          • gustafson.robert.22 February 13, 2024 at 11:08 am #

            Whoops, lost a comma.

          • Night Owl February 13, 2024 at 11:39 am #

            Gus has never been a careful reader, Ron.

    • JohnAZ February 12, 2024 at 11:15 am #

      John Steinbeck’s depression in The Grapes of Wrath is going to recur in our future. Urban areas absorbed, became a sink for the hordes of agricultural outcasts that occurred in the Great Depression. This time, the cities will be a huge source of the unemployed and homeless, the Green Revolution has produced food with about 2% of the people that grew food before the GD.

      Everything points to collapse with no recourse.

      • BackRowHeckler February 12, 2024 at 1:27 pm #

        JAZ I watched that film yesterday. America was 90% White in the 30s and still civilized despite the poverty. It was a homogeneous country with shared values, language, heritage and history. That no longer exists, and any future collapse will be far less orderly than in 1936.

      • Socrates-Detroit February 12, 2024 at 8:00 pm #

        “..the green revolution…”

        That’s predicated on reliable and affordable oil and gas to make the fertiizers, power the chemical plants for pesticides, and to run the farm equipment.

        Industrial farming.

        We are eating oil and gas.

        No oil and gas, and no water (in the Great Plains, Texas to Nebraska, it’s the Ogallala Aquifer) means no “green revolution”.

    • elysianfield February 12, 2024 at 11:16 am #

      John,
      You have, several times, indicated that the illegals are here to vote Democratic, to provide the Dem’s with a 1000 year Reich, so to speak…and I have repeatedly suggested that importing voters is the most benign of reasons for our sufferance.

      The Situational Awareness, this AM, reports:

      (1) BIPARTISAN BILL TO “EXPEDITE CITIZENSHIP” FOR ILLEGALS WHO ENLIST: Reps. Pat Ryan (D-NY) and John James (R-MI) introduced the Courage to Serve Act, which would implement a pilot program expediting citizenship for illegal immigrants who enlist in the U.S. military.

      Sooo, the question “Will the American military and police shoot other Americans?” has been answered: “Americans probably would not, but Columbians might….”

      • Ron Anselmo February 12, 2024 at 11:33 am #

        E – not might, will…part of the plan.

      • JohnAZ February 12, 2024 at 11:34 am #

        EF

        Have you watched “Leave the World Behind”.

        It exposes the key to conquering America is by letting it self-destruct.

        It was produced by Michelle and Barack Obama. Are they sending out a warning?

        The illegal pathway by military service is probably DOA, there is no way the GOP will give votes away to the Dems.

        • Blackbird February 12, 2024 at 6:20 pm #

          “…there is no way the GOP will give votes away to the Dems.”

          You have such a dry sense of humor JAZ.

      • Nick Reynolds February 12, 2024 at 11:34 am #

        True. But would Americans hesitate to shoot American military? Probably yes, but not mercenaries.

        • JohnAZ February 12, 2024 at 11:36 am #

          Look the other way, would the military fire on citizens? Most revolutions starts with the state’s military siding with the citizenry.

  24. Nick Reynolds February 12, 2024 at 11:13 am #

    Very positive and almost entirely fun to read. The future is unknown, but as the Bitcoin proponents would argue, “decentralization” is the way to go. Decentralize everything, including government.

    • JohnAZ February 12, 2024 at 11:17 am #

      Decentralization?

      To where? Flyover country does not need all those folks from the cities. That means if they are to survive, they will have to take over the Red Zones.

      AHA, I wonder where all the guns are.

    • JohnAZ February 12, 2024 at 11:40 am #

      Trump started the process, the gimmes said no.

      Argentina’s president is already under attack by the press for the gimmes.

  25. Paula D February 12, 2024 at 11:14 am #

    My Facebook friend, who lives in Boston, complained about Whole Foods, and how horrible it was.

    I realized that I was lucky to live in Bumfuck Nowhere, because we don’t have a Whole Foods.
    Instead, we have a Co-op, set up by hippies in the 70s, and still going strong.
    We also have a farmer’s market, set up by the same people.

    She said that they also had hippie stores back in the 80s, but Whole Foods came in and ran them out of business.

    Like I said upthread, we used to have light rail between each small town around here, but the feds destroyed that when they kowtowed to General Motors, Ford, and Standard Oil, so that is gone.

    We have a 7 lane highway between my town of 20,000, and the town of 7,000 which is 7 miles away. Why do we need 7 lanes?
    Because the highway scam is a money maker.

    And because of the 7 lanes, the miles in between the two towns are now covered with doctor’s offices (another big money maker) and a giant WalMart. The WalMart has acres of parking, because it is in between the two towns, and no one lives in walking distance of it in either town.
    Progress!

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    • Paula D February 12, 2024 at 11:27 am #

      The terminal stop on the old light rail was Harrisburg, pop. 8,000 (today).
      In 2012 there was a tornado on leap day that destroyed much of the town.
      The feds came in to protect the debris from the good ol’ boys who drove in with their pick-up trucks to salvage the aluminum from the destroyed buildings.
      Oh No! You will not salvage that! That goes in the landfill, where it belongs.
      (It was the equivalent of fast food and groceries putting up razor wire around their dumpsters so that hungry people can’t dumpster dive.)

      But when the townspeople, already impoverished, asked for help from FEMA, the answer was “No. Sell T-shirts and hold benefit concerts. You’ll be fine with that.”

      So that is what you can expect as society falls apart. The feds will show up with guns to protect the debris, but won’t lift a finger to help the population.

      • justanotherguy February 14, 2024 at 4:48 pm #

        new orleans, palestine, ohio,…

    • JohnAZ February 12, 2024 at 11:28 am #

      Some comments ion your post, a good one.

      Co-ops will increase with localization, look at the Amish.

      All the infrastructure the Hi-tech types want to sell us on will never happen as the fiscal condition of all levels of government is not going to allow infrastructure investment. You are right about the political effect of highways. The road and bridge to nowhere is evidence.

      Oh, yes, MDS. Not just them, lawyers, and all professions are suffering from over population, the country needs about a 30% college educated population to supply its needs, we have been much higher than that for decades and now you see the result. Supply and demand is clobbering the professions.

      Then there is Walmart, the poster child of the Big Box crowd. In very few years, Walmart will be the parking lot for the RV crowd as more and more people opt for this lifestyle or are forced into it.

      • Night Owl February 13, 2024 at 3:51 am #

        Coops will be shut down in most areas.

        I actually think the US will be one of the more difficult places to survive the New Normal, as most stores are chains, endless stripmalls of Beast subsidiaries. You aren’t going to be able to access any of those if digital ID and currency go into effect.

  26. Beryl of Oyl February 12, 2024 at 11:30 am #

    The small local businesses had it the worst due to the scamdemic, and we are still seeing the effects.

    You should see the cheesy businesses taking their place.

    How many smoke shops can one main street support.

    • JohnAZ February 12, 2024 at 11:37 am #

      Or Tat shops, or restaurants, pizza places. Nail places, etc, etc.

      • Yirgach February 12, 2024 at 11:53 am #

        I remember London in the 80’s was beset by tie and socks stores.

        • justanotherguy February 14, 2024 at 4:51 pm #

          and in the state of maine right now, small towns in the interior all seem to have a cannabis shop, sometimes more than one.

          understand now those are fed by local growers, on operations backed quietly by chinese money.

          • Ron Anselmo February 15, 2024 at 1:41 am #

            That’s my understanding as well – the growers should be made to wear pointy hats – so we can easily ID them.

    • sadlycdn February 12, 2024 at 11:53 am #

      My town loves tattoo parlors……Dollar stores and weed shops…..all the old school businesses are gone….the hardware store…the small book store…little dairy….small vendors just can’t compete …I can go however and get a 12 dollar bottle of milk in organic glass by a cow that is raised listening to Bach in a low stress stall sleeping on a large yoga matt……

      • BackRowHeckler February 12, 2024 at 1:19 pm #

        Good points. My theory — and I see it happening already — is all private business, due to climate regulations, OSHA laws, heavy taxation, licenses and fees, minimum wage laws, labor laws, high energy costs … goes toes up; the only ‘economic activity’ remaining is the highly paid unionized public sector. Right now the only construction around here is govt sect 8 housing projects being built for the overflow populations of India & China. You see boarded up, decrepit, empty main streets but the ‘Public Safety Complex’ (police station) is a grand structure. Small businesses are closing weekly, but a new HS in the next town over (pop. 25000) is costing $155 million. Weed shops, needle exchange centers, abortion clinics, all operated at the behest of the govt or directly with govt funding, seem to be the only thriving industries here.

        • Paula D February 12, 2024 at 1:50 pm #

          That is also federal money. The feds came in and offered to pay half for a new high school.
          We fell for it. The taxes were raised to pay for the loan for the other half, and they built a snazzy new high school outside of town. The new one has an office for an onsite police officer, of course.
          The old high school was in the center of town, and many kids could walk to it.
          Not the new one. Everybody gets buses.
          The junior high school was also near the center of town, on the other side of the tracks.
          It was torn down and now we have a giant Public Safety complex as well, right there conveniently located in the center of town.
          The junior high got moved out of town, also, next to the high school.

          I thought it was just us, but I read an article saying that the feds were doing this all over the country, particularly in small towns.

          You should see the high school the neighboring town built, far outside the city, population 5,848.
          It looks like a hotel complex, or something.
          The old high school in the middle of town is also abandoned now.

        • Anthea February 13, 2024 at 1:09 am #

          @ BackRowHeckler:

          What happens when the dollar becomes worthless? The various levels of government may continue to pay the federal, state, county, and city employees, but what happens when no one will take their money?

          In such a case, most transactions will be in barter.

          I sometimes wonder how many rural people have a little stash of gold and silver. I think it’s probably more than most of us would guess, and that people will begin transacting in silver to some extent. E.g., if you owned a gas station and had hundreds or thousands of customers, you would have no use for a large quantity of barter items, such as tomatoes, turnips, sweet corn, and Hummel figurines. But you would be happy to accept a silver dollar.

          • justanotherguy February 14, 2024 at 4:55 pm #

            that gas station would not be re-supplied any time soon. locals with a brain would lock that down early as a critical resource.

            the owner just has to figure out whether his fuel supply is under local, state or federal control.

            reminds me of the supermarket in the Jericho series. If it weren’t for that train full of supplies, Jericho would have been dead before the end of the story.

            sometimes, it will be just luck – what is where and when.

          • Ron Anselmo February 15, 2024 at 1:53 am #

            @jag

            In One Second After, by Forstchen, the very first thing that got cleaned out were pharmacies.

            People just don’t realize the extent of society’s underbelly networks that already exist.

            There will be early plays on locking down “critical resources” – defined differently by different groups.

            Best to define those now and have a plan to move on them when the time comes.

  27. sadlycdn February 12, 2024 at 11:37 am #

    Slower…..smaller…..finer….but size does matter unfortunately and like an exotic film….Faster ….Larger and finer will rule the day…..the small guy getting thrust into a bigger role seems unlikely at this point….niche businesses will always be around and the elites acually like things only they can buy….its very kumbya….but for the majority….it’s Costco baby….

  28. Yirgach February 12, 2024 at 11:41 am #

    Today’s entry reminds me of the noted laissez-faire economist Ludwig von Mises definition of a Crack-Up Boom:

    From Investopedia
    A crack-up boom is the crash of the credit and monetary system due to continual credit expansion and price increases that cannot be sustained long-term.

    In the face of excessive credit expansion, consumers’ inflation expectations accelerate to the point that money becomes worthless and the economic system crashes i.e. hyperinflation.

  29. messianicdruid February 12, 2024 at 11:49 am #

    “It’s not going happen so you can stop worrying about it.”

    Think about it so you can stop it from happening? This would be a category of it’s own. But perhaps thinking as cause should be considered. Running simulations, endlessly, requires power.

    • Jacques February 12, 2024 at 12:15 pm #

      The things mentioned in the text will happen spontaneously and inevitably as the extraction of fossil fuels and resources decreases due to their depletion.

      We’re witnessing the beginning of the end of the industrial age, including globalism. The current makeup of the world is simply not sustainable due to physical reasons.

      • messianicdruid February 12, 2024 at 1:06 pm #

        “Man is the animal that intends to shoot himself out into interplanetary space, after having given up on the problem of an efficient way to get himself five miles to work and back each day.” Bill Vaughn

        Working at home fixes it.

      • BackRowHeckler February 12, 2024 at 1:06 pm #

        Yes, but what about ‘Net 0’ & the ‘Transition to Renewables’ by 2030 policy that every western country has adopted? Surely, Klaus Schwab, King Charles, & John Kerry cannot be wrong.

  30. BackRowHeckler February 12, 2024 at 11:49 am #

    I think one thing we’ll see sooner rather than later is Ford & GM bankruptcies. These two giants went balls-in for EV production, most likely at the behest of the Biden Administration. It was a fatal mistake, they are losing billions. Both companies are trying to put the brakes on it (no pun intended) but it is too late. For example, GM spent several billion dollars to build a factory to produce 9 ton electric Hummers that they endeavored to sell for $135,000 per unit. Who thought that was a winning idea? Even someone like me out here in nowheresville could see how stupid it is.

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    • JimInFlorida2.0 February 12, 2024 at 2:28 pm #

      EV’s could’ve been successful IF they were designed, marketed, and sold for limited use i.e. local errands within a 20-30 mile radius of your home. Perfect for retirees and soccer Moms who are content to go to the store, pick up the kids, and visit with so-and-so before going home and plugging into the charger in the garage. The good ol’ Three Box unibody platform is all you need for such cars.

      Instead, EVs were packaged and styled like bad sci-fi nightmares and marketed as direct replacement for gas and diesel powered vehicles. Far FAR too much capital was poured into that bottomless rat hole of unattainable promises.

      Same thing with hybrids. Way too much tech crap and tech toys clog up the driving experience. IMO, hybrids should be primarily driven by a small IC engine and only call on the battery-electric booster motor when the pedal goes more than halfway to the floor. That doesn’t require high tech and infotainment to do.

      All of the above said, EVs should sell for LESS than their gas/diesel peers. A lot fewer parts and no EPA emissions to deal with. Hybrids would be more complex but, certain operators could find savings over time to justify the upfront expense.

      It may be necessary (God Forbid) but, this might be a rare case where the DOT must develop the specs for the EV and hybrid cars that we need, have a prototype built, and then put out to bid for who will mass produce it. It should be a handsome but Spartan 3-box platform car and made to be easily serviced by the average owner.

      • Night Owl February 13, 2024 at 3:58 am #

        EVs were not meant to be successful in the sense you are thinking of.

        They were meant to be a bridge to no private-vehicle ownership whatsoever.

        The technology is not viable, and those who forced it to market know this. I don’t even need to list the dangers of owning an EV, never mind the fact that they simply don’t work most of the time and are inconvenient when they do. Even the slowest of the slow have begun to catch on.

        In some good news, BMW and Mercedes, seeing their businesses existentially threatened, have now decided to keep producing combustion engines beyond 2030 and focus new investment on hydrogen.

        • gustafson.robert.22 February 13, 2024 at 5:06 am #

          Get ready for hydrogen vehicles, or “the EV fiasco all over again, part 2”.

          • SpeedyBB February 13, 2024 at 6:38 am #

            Imagine getting rear-ended while riding in one. It would be a spectacle to put the Ford Pinto fiasco to shame.

            Hydrogen bomb.

          • Night Owl February 13, 2024 at 11:42 am #

            About the only issue, Speedy. Hydrogen is a surpressed technology.

            My father in law over here is was an automotive engineer and has talked about hydrogen for years. He was involved in developing prototypes at a large American automaker with a large presence in Germany many years ago.

        • Socrates-Detroit February 13, 2024 at 10:04 am #

          “..the green revolution…”

          That’s predicated on reliable and affordable oil and gas to make the fertiizers, power the chemical plants for pesticides, and to run the farm equipment.

          Industrial farming.

          We are eating oil and gas.

          No oil and gas, and no water (in the Great Plains, Texas to Nebraska, it’s the Ogallala Aquifer) means no “green revolution”.

        • Socrates-Detroit February 13, 2024 at 10:31 am #

          EVs (Electric Vehicles) are another big con job.

          There are so many big con jobs out there now…

          In the case of EVs, the EV is not competitive. Tesla has done “well” for two reasons: first: the vehicle is good enough to be marketed as a status symbol; Tesla today is what Mercedes and BMW were in the 1980s, and second, Tesla gets hundreds of millions of dollars from GM, Ford, and Stellantis (Chrysler) to buy “credits”, so the legacy carmakers can make their very profitable pick-up trucks and SUVs. which drag down their “Corporate Average Fuel Economy”. Without the credits, the automakers would pay a lot more in fines to the Federal Government.

          But in general, even with subsidies to the buyer, if EVs were such a good idea, they would be selling.

          So, why the EV? Well, the EV has shorter range, which will condition people to drive less and abandon long trips. But more importantly, the EV is the GATEWAY to the AV.

          The AV (Autonomous Vehicle) is the objective. Indeed, GM’s (or should I write ” gm’s ” , their new logo) mantra is “Zero crashes, zero emissions, zero congestion”. All of that because the autonomous vehicle won’t be distracted, drunk, or asleep at the wheel, it wont’ have tailpipe emissions, and integrated with other EVs and and controls systems, using AI, it will be immune to traffic snarls.

          That’s the pitch. In reality, AVs will be too expensive for even the “wealthy”. The aircraft-level systems (cameras, radars) are very expensive, and require REDUNDANCY should they fail. So we are looking at, in my OPINION, a $300-500,000 vehicle.

          But even at $400,000 a vehicle, a driverless Uber or Lyft, not paying $10/hour, that is “smart” can make money.

          THAT is the game plan: AV service. The app on your phone.

          And from there, it’s all perfect for the “new world order”.

          There could be a “mileage quota”, maybe 800 miles a month at first, and then less and less.

          When you summon your ride on your smartphone, “monthly allowance exceeded”, you’re not going anywhere.

          Or “location not available”, if the blob does not want you to go somewhere.

          Or, they’ll see that you read, or worst, post on CFN. Or something else they don’t like–maybe you didn’t demonstrate enough fealty to Israel or LGBT or complained about your taxes or services. Whatever. Then you might get “application not available, try again later”.

          It is MUCH easier to make an AV from an EV than from an internal combustion engine vehicle.

          The AV-EV can have logic, and when battery hits 30%, head to a charging station, stop, get charged automatically (no humans needed), and then proceed. You can get 12-18 hours uptime.

          So, the concept of being a motorist, and free to go wherever a paved road, or decent path exists, pioneered by Henry Ford for the masses, will end.

          And the public will be that much easier to control.

          THAT is why the EV is pushed so much; THAT is also a major factor in newer regulations that affect ICE cars, like this latest turd that was buried in President Biden’s 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is a mandate set to redefine the landscape of DUI prevention: by as early as 2026, all new vehicles sold within the country will need to be equipped with passive alcohol detection systems.

          So, EV is the gateway to AV. AV is how they will take YOUR car away from you.

          Sorry for the long posts. I think it’s important to present (what I think) the most important, pertinent facts, so we are on the same page.

          • justanotherguy February 14, 2024 at 5:02 pm #

            was just last week that a jaguar av was utterly raped in downtown san fran.

            these things won’t last 10 minutes if they stop or even slow down anywhere unprotected.

            they’ll probably be robocops with wheels eventually.

    • Cankerpuss February 12, 2024 at 3:15 pm #

      BRH, I wasted a few hours of my life yesterday watching the Super Bowl football game. Not so much because of the football but to see what the ad were peddling. In previous years I saw EVs dominating the ad time. This year? I saw one EV advertisement, a BMW ad.

      I also saw quite a few ads for Artificial Intelligence.

      The EV crusade is over. Nobody wants to make them because they know nobody can afford to buy them or power them.

      • BackRowHeckler February 12, 2024 at 3:32 pm #

        Was it wall to wall Taylor Swift, occassionally cutting to her football hero boyfriend out on the gridiron?

        • Brandon Laskow February 12, 2024 at 7:28 pm #

          There were brief cuts to Taylor and her buddies here and there.

          The most repulsive ad I saw was Pfizer placing themselves in the company of Copernicus, Galileo, Newton, and Einstein. Yay science!

          • justanotherguy February 14, 2024 at 5:02 pm #

            a most amazing display of lacking self awareness.

  31. butter56 February 12, 2024 at 11:56 am #

    When Columbus took his first step in the New World , the way of life of the people of the Americas was over only none of them knew it. Similarly, when the immigration and civil rights laws were passed in the mid 60’s, the American way of life was over. I hope I’m wrong and I hope our host is wrong . I use to fancy that l could make it in a world made by hand but as I age , I don’t know. If air conditioning goes away , I might consider using the first bullet on myself instead of the last.

    • RD3 February 12, 2024 at 12:01 pm #

      “Similarly, when the immigration and civil rights laws were passed in the mid 60’s, the American way of life was over.”

      Young idealists of the time, now aging Boomers, see our world falling apart, while continuing to laud their grand achievements during the “civil rights” era. They can’t or won’t connect the dots.

      • Ron Anselmo February 12, 2024 at 1:09 pm #

        Won’t, because they’re too full of hubris to admit they were wrong – that or mental illness, one.

        • RD3 February 12, 2024 at 1:30 pm #

          You’re correct about the hubris. Of course, some are just evil and some are just dumb.

          Also, some are so committed that to recognize the evil they have done and the resultant carnage, would cause and existential crisis from which they could never recover. Better just not to confront it.

          • RD3 February 12, 2024 at 1:31 pm #

            “an”

          • Ron Anselmo February 13, 2024 at 10:05 am #

            Yep, the “Who, me?” tack.

          • justanotherguy February 14, 2024 at 5:05 pm #

            the spawn of the boomers, the millenials are just as bad, except it was inflicted upon them.

            boomer generation…

            still know many good boomer individuals, but they all seem to be somewhat deficient in accountability.

    • JimInFlorida2.0 February 12, 2024 at 2:52 pm #

      “Civil Rights” is how Jews laundered their psychopathic hatred of Whites. Especially against the hated Employed Straight White Man,. The Civil Rights Golem is then amplified through Black activist proxies, NGOs, and other professional pests..

      Not to genuinely help the poor darlings but, to use them as political muscle to hurt Whites and wreck Western Civilization.

      In Medieval times, THEY poisoned the water wells to spite the Goyim and hurt them.

      In Modern times, THEY poisoned the Institutional wells to rot the social fabric and cause injury to the body-politic.

      In Post-Modern times, THEY are poisoning Whites directly with direct attacks. Exhibit “A” is the brown sludge of immigration pouring in like a triggered mudslide. Off in the distance, near a plunge detonator, Uncle Shlomo, Rabbi Goldstein, and their crew are dancing a celebratory klezmer horah as they behold the ruin of their White victims below.

      • Brandon Laskow February 12, 2024 at 7:35 pm #

        Now that’s some over the top Jew hatred. Gotta hand it to you for spewing that on a Jewish man’s website. What chutzpah!

        You forgot about using the blood of the goyim to make matzah.

        BTW, Christian churches of a number of denominations are sponsoring a lot more immigrants, legal and otherwise, than synagogues.

        • Ron Anselmo February 12, 2024 at 10:44 pm #

          BL – the “churches” sponsoring immigrants are NGO fronts for funneling taxpayer dollars to the illegal immigrants.

          They are given “grants” from the federal government to fund the transportation, cell phones, debit cards and other costs of the invasion.

          This way Biden and Mayorkas can claim plausible deniability – saying the federal government is not spending taxpayer money to cut our own throats.

          They are both muhfuhn (credit: pothole) liars. They are financially supporting the deliberate collapse and invasion, with our own money.

      • TruthSeeker1986 February 12, 2024 at 7:44 pm #

        And that my friend, is why it’s okay to strongly hate them regardless of what people have to say. And why I also don’t understand why anyone would worship them…Why would you want to worship a bunch of people that strongly hate you? How many times do I have to bring up Jews and their porn and how they convinced millions of white men that they are inferior to male negros?

  32. Prospero February 12, 2024 at 12:12 pm #

    “Expect small private academies to rise to replace the shuttered central schools.”

    Schools and colleges will provide Sanctuary states with an abundance of comfortable accommodations to house millions and millions of illegal immigrants. Schools and colleges are exceptional facilities for this purpose because they have many classrooms, dormitory rooms, toilets, cafeterias and gymnasiums with shower facilities. The displaced school students can attend private academies, stay home and attend Zoom classes or drop out of school and commit crimes. Problem solved!

    • Ron Anselmo February 12, 2024 at 11:03 pm #

      Prospero – excellent, eye-opening logic – you are 100% correct. Additionally, every single Mom & Pop hotel/motel at every interstate, will be repurposed as immigrant housing.

      Dormitory style – only needing a kitchen facility & laundry facility, if not already existing.

      The nationals will remain of course. Mom & Pop small businesses BOHICA – part of the plan.

      However, the only rooms available will be those not already occupied by the strata of invisible working poor, already living at such locations. They can’t even gather up “first, last & security” to get into an apartment.

      It’s bad, and they are invisible. Not counted as homeless, but not counted renters either – most very hard luck and have fallen through society’s cracks – most work, but minimum wage jobs within walking distance, lacking any transportation.

      • Prospero February 13, 2024 at 2:18 pm #

        Yes indeed. Using schools as shelters for illegal immigrants is already underway. Google “nyc school closed for immigrants” for more details.

        As the bad weather continues, schools being used as illegal immigrant shelters will become more widespread. We will have to wait until the weather improves to see if the “temporary” school shelters are returned to the students.

  33. Jarek February 12, 2024 at 12:33 pm #

    The average teenager has no interest in learning and has learned all they need to learn if they can read and do basic arithmetic. They need to be working out in the fields or in factories.

    The idea of “high school” and “college” is insane, and even more so for the low IQ groups.

    • Beryl of Oyl February 12, 2024 at 12:52 pm #

      Making friends, I see.

      • Jarek February 12, 2024 at 1:19 pm #

        You disagree? Make your case for the status quo then – if you can!

        • Beryl of Oyl February 12, 2024 at 2:05 pm #

          I don’t think you even know any teenagers.

          • Jarek February 12, 2024 at 2:38 pm #

            You didn’t make your case. More foundering anent the Foundations of our Culture. A fail.

    • Cankerpuss February 12, 2024 at 3:19 pm #

      Jarek, I have long believed that High School is nothing but a place for teenagers to fornicate and do drugs. College is nothing but an expensive alcohol binge session. I have long advocated for the elimination of High Schools in favor of trade schools and apprentice programs. Let the kids that want to go to college go to private prep schools. The rest should learn a trade.

      I broached this subject with my State representative. He didn’t even bother responding to me.

      • elysianfield February 12, 2024 at 4:48 pm #

        “Jarek, I have long believed that High School is nothing but a place for teenagers to fornicate…”

        CP,
        Damn! I went to the wrong schools…five different high schools and nobody told me.

        • Ron Anselmo February 12, 2024 at 11:09 pm #

          E – what, you worry? You had the pear doll – the one with the flat face.

          • elysianfield February 13, 2024 at 11:22 am #

            Ron,
            The damn thing didn’t last a week….

          • Ron Anselmo February 13, 2024 at 12:37 pm #

            What do you want for $5? Either that, or you’re more of a ruffian than you let on…

  34. Jigplate February 12, 2024 at 12:34 pm #

    “Expect Americans to return to churches as an organizing mechanism for community relations. Expect more formality and less slobbery in public.” I think this might have worked 30 years ago, when we were still a largely western European homogenous population. But now that we have tens of millions of “migrants ” from every shithole on earth, what I expect is a decent into a Hobbsien nightmare- a war of all against all.

    • Jarek February 12, 2024 at 12:48 pm #

      As Tex used to say, Rwanda times Yugoslavia. The coast to coast bongo party.

      Get someplace White. If you are White, White is good and everybody else is bad. This is survivalist ethics, the ethics of all other races.

  35. Frankenstein Government February 12, 2024 at 1:32 pm #

    A very promising finish Jim.

    I liked it all except for shale oil part. I m a mineral owner in several wells and w/out that income- I’d be doomed.

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  36. FGB3 February 12, 2024 at 1:33 pm #

    Dear Jim, this is without any doubt on my part, one of THE best essays ever. Thank you for this jolt of optimism this morning to go with my orange Airborne and daily dose of boron (for this damned osteoarthritis). And “the check is in the mail” 😉

  37. Roundball Shaman February 12, 2024 at 1:53 pm #

    “… the WEF-Globalist cabal is losing the battle to control and dominate the rest of us. They are trying to power straight into the opposing currents of reality.”

    ‘True’ Reality has never been a WEF-Globalist strong suit. In fact, with the likes of Them it’s not even a single suit hanging in their closet. They believe that They ARE ‘reality’… They create Worlds kind of thing that was once famously and foolishly uttered.

    So Tides that run against Them are either not even seen and recognized or taken seriously… or they are simply ignored as not being ‘real’.

    “The rising rule for human affairs now is that anything organized at the giant scale is going to wobble and fail. There will not be any world government… you can stop worrying about it.”

    ‘They’ have several arrows still in their back-pack to sling against We the People. Some of these no doubt have been saved for such a dire occasion as We the Underlings getting uppity and not following orders. Too soon to declare victory. The Monster is not dead. And – like in some of those corny 1950s horror flicks – the Monster appears to be dead at the end and then… and then… some flicker of life appears to set up the next movie.

    “… political criminals here in America, the hoaxsters, the grifters, the seditionists, the Lawfare agents, the election fraudsters, know very well the danger of their looming prosecutions…”

    How will the American People ever learn to get along without this impressive and embedded Rogue’s Gallery? Hasn’t everyone already learned to love their Jailers?

    “Expect a lot less long-distance travel but a lot more happening in your locality.”

    Not a lot of reason to want to travel anyway these days. Why spend money to transport yourself from one ess-hole to another? Might as well just relax and enjoy your local ess-hole and keep that money for $20-a-person lunches at The Arches.

    “Expect all of us to feel a renewed sense of gratitude for being here instead of rage, resentment, and grievance, because it’s likely there will be far fewer of us around.”

    Expect to learn how to breathe again. To have real fun again. To enjoy simple pleasures again. In short… how to be human again. Because for far too long now… we’ve been something else.

    Hello, World. Nice to be back…

    • Beryl of Oyl February 12, 2024 at 2:09 pm #

      Speaking of having fun again, a comedian named David Lucas had audience members walk out of his show after he made a joke about Saint George Floyd.

      As they were leaving, he announced “I like Kyle Rittenhouse too!”

      • TruthSeeker1986 February 12, 2024 at 2:38 pm #

        @Beryl Of Oyl

        People still sucking on this guy dick? This is another reason I can’t stand America….The leftist crowd need to commit suicide already.

      • Yirgach February 12, 2024 at 3:05 pm #

        Not to put too fine a point on it, but I believe at his beatification (after the lightening strike destroyed his mural in Toledo) he was referred to as Saint George Floyd (The Thug).

        • TruthSeeker1986 February 12, 2024 at 7:46 pm #

          I still thought that was crazy insane, lightening hit his mural. That right there almost got me to believe there was a GOD. But then I remember the GOD everyone spoke of is the Jewish God, and he’s a violent asshole.

    • JohnAZ February 12, 2024 at 2:13 pm #

      Think though, does the WEF, being European based, have the resources to lead the world? BRICS is going to eat its lunch.

      A very degraded USA is going to have to choose between the two. Right now, both have declared economic war against us as their way of getting out from under USA domination.

      Does the US have the power to offset both globalist organizations. Right now, BRICS is trying to come up with a monetary policy to kill the US dollar. The arrogance of the WEF is astounding.

  38. JohnAZ February 12, 2024 at 2:07 pm #

    Trump. As usual, getting hammered today.

    Subject: His comment that if European countries will not pay their obligated fair share of NATO costs, then Russia can do whatever they want with them.

    America first. NATO is a legacy of the 1960s, when the USSR was threatening constantly after having half of Europe handed to them by Roosevelt.

    Today is very different. Just think, if Russia was admitted as a member of NATO or the EU, there would no longer be a need for NATO, right? If Putin had gotten his way in 2004 and had Russia been Europeanized, NATO would be gone.

    Oh horrors, say the MIC and their congressional neocons. That cannot be!!!! Russia, Russia, Russia. Putin, Putin, Putin.

    I note the LIbs, especially the MSM, are treating Putin, just the same way as Trump. Focus on one warrior. They are warriors of their causes.

    Russia gave up the USSR with the USA promising to help them bridge the economic gap. They reneged a year later. Putin has been trying to join Europe for decades and yes to separate the two western powers. The neocons cannot stand that.

    Think, if the USA did not have the huge MIC, where would we be economically? A sobering question.

    • Beryl of Oyl February 12, 2024 at 2:13 pm #

      I read somewhere that wasn’t really what he said. I’d find out what he did say, but I get so tired.

      BTW Michael Rapaport, an actor who was extremely anti-Trump, has admitted that he was wrong about him because he believed the Fine People hoax.

      • Mike Sherman February 12, 2024 at 6:08 pm #

        Here’s the clip, if you really want evidence of what a fecking grifter this man-boy is.

        He could have said “Hey…nice little country ya got here. It’d be a real shame if something happened to it…”

        youtube.com/watch?v=jGP1hJJNstI

        And you hafta laugh out loud when he says “You gotta pay the bills!” This? Coming from HIM? Are you fucking KIDDING me?

        • gustafson.robert.22 February 12, 2024 at 6:42 pm #

          It’s not that you’re wrong about weaknesses (holes) in his character and outlook, it’s the ludicrousness of your sense of proportion and context. From the palette of options, this is what you select for outrage?

        • Anthea February 13, 2024 at 1:36 am #

          First of all, there is no reason for the US to be in the business of protecting other countries. We are not–or, at least, should not–be the world’s policeman. There is no reason why US citizens should pay taxes to defend other countries–which should be providing for–and paying for–their own defense.

          And, yes, if you would like to have a hamburger, you will have to pay for it. If you don’t pay for it, you don’t get it. And this surprises you?

          • Mike Sherman February 13, 2024 at 3:47 am #

            Hey, Anthea & Gus

            Drumpf’s character flaws are so vast that, if he somehow becomes C-in-C in November, Prez Camancho would be preferable! (Reportedly, he’s coming back in time to run this year…)

            imdb.com/video/vi757974041/?ref_=tt_vi_i_2

            Anthea – get real. You cannot be that obtuse, or perhaps you’re so MAGAt that you simply call any accusations against him a ‘psyop’. The grifting asshole has left debts like piles of poop, all through his life – in business and in his campaigning (ask any of many small cities left holding an unpaid $250,000 bill after his bullshit Hillbilly Nuremberg Rally leaves town for recent evidence):

            publicintegrity.org/politics/donald-trump-police-cities-bills-maga-rallies/

          • Mike Sherman February 13, 2024 at 3:52 am #

            Anthea

            You also clearly have zero idea of how mutual treaties work. It’s not like everyone ‘sends a check’ (though no doubt Drumpf would LOVE that – he’d skim that pot HARD!)

            The commitment among NATO members is that 2% of GDP is spent on military defense forces & infrastructure. It’s not complicated, especially as a very large chunk of that spending goes back to the USA and the MIC (aka ‘The Swamp’ and ‘The Blob’).

            Wake the fuck up.

          • stelmosfire February 13, 2024 at 11:03 am #

            Mike S. from your linked article:

            “city governments have little choice but to provide whatever public safety resources the U.S. Secret Service requests of them.”

            So the federal government requested these extra police for security, correct?

          • stelmosfire February 13, 2024 at 11:11 am #

            NATO is an organization whose purpose has long since disappeared. Formed after WWII in fear of the Soviets. Well they disappeared a third of a century ago. What would happen if Turkey became embroiled in a dust-up with Greece. Would NATO band together, invoke article 5, and bomb the shit out of both countries?

          • Anthea February 13, 2024 at 12:38 pm #

            @ Mike Sherman:

            I made no mention at all of Trump in my comment, so I guess your addressing an argument I did not make would be a classic “straw man” argument. Next time, you could counter my comment about NATO (or whatever) by telling us your feelings about Big Foot, which would be equally relevant to the discussion.

            Also, it is irrelevant whether NATO obligations are paid by check, cash, money order, postage stamps, packs of cigarettes, or bottles of Tide. NATO should not exist; hence, properly there should be no one to pay.

            NATO members (or former NATO members, as the case may be) might choose to fund their own defense, or not. They would also be free to form new defensive alliances, if they chose to do so.

            The bottom line is that defending European countries from Russia, China, Turkey, or each other is of no concern to the US. And, historically, they’ve made more war with each other than with anyone else. As we so often say in the vernacular, “Piss on ’em.”

          • Paula D February 13, 2024 at 4:07 pm #

            Turkey invaded Cyprus and still occupies half of it.

            NATO didn’t do shit about it.

            Hope that answers your question.

            Also, the US blew up Germany’s pipeline. NATO didn’t do shit about that, either.

          • Paula D February 13, 2024 at 4:16 pm #

            NATO is an extortion racket. Everyone knows that the US controls it. It isn’t used to defend members, it is used as a tool of imperialism, and also an enrichment scheme for the US MIC.

            The deal is that NATO members have to buy US weapons, not as needed, but as a certain percentage of their national budget.

            The Mafia, er…the US, demanded in 2014 that they up their “contributions” to 2% of their budgets.
            This would involve cutting spending for their populations in order to funnel more money to the US MIC.

            Most European countries have actual elections, and a bit more accountability to their populations than the US does, so they have been dragging their feet.

            The horror!

      • benr February 13, 2024 at 8:37 am #

        Most of what is said about Trump has turned out to be lies.
        Just look at our local legion of dunce slobbering and drooling all over the board.
        Does anyone actually click his links?

    • Mike Sherman February 13, 2024 at 3:55 am #

      The last part makes sense JohnAZ, but as usual, you’re just ‘thinking out loud’ and most of it is utter nonsense to anyone NOT a MAGAt.

      • benr February 13, 2024 at 8:33 am #

        Nonsense is anything you peddle and stump for.
        Team blue your team that people like you peddle as adults are a joke and the grifter is shitting himself in the Whitehouse.
        Now so OBVIOUSLY demented they won’t even charge him for the mountain of classified documents he left from one end of the county to the other you know the ones he stole and then blamed his staff for leaving all over for the last thirty years!
        This guy is so out of touch he attempted to lie on teevee to refute the claim he was senile by forgetting what he was even talking about several times.

        Just another example of loud mouth politicking from someone who has zero clue.

        He put is in a proxy war with Russia to protect the millions of dollars they are syphoning out of Ukraine one of the most corrupted countries on the planet and this after shoveling a 100 billion into a failing war!
        This while all those arms are starting to appear on the black markets along with the massive amount of gear left in Afghanistan after the abrupt and embarrassing pullout.

        I’m sure the big guy is getting a slice of all that pie as well.

        Unreal levels of ignorance and ability to ignore the stinking piles of corruption on brand Democrat side.
        Do the ends justify the means comrade?

        • Mike Sherman February 13, 2024 at 4:23 pm #

          Wow, what a fucking MAGAt.

          • benr February 13, 2024 at 5:57 pm #

            Prove me wrong I will wait.
            But we all know you can’t.

    • Paula D February 13, 2024 at 8:03 pm #

      Omigod, John, you say the darnedest things sometimes.

      ” NATO is a legacy of the 1960s, when the USSR was threatening constantly after having half of Europe handed to them by Roosevelt.”

      FDR died a month before Germany surrendered, after the USSR drove them back to Berlin.

      How exactly did Roosevelt “hand them” half of Europe? How much of Europe did Roosevelt control? Poland? Romania?

      And NATO was founded in 1949, not the 60s. The USSR was not threatening western Europe.

      You don’t believe today’s propaganda, but you sure hang on to the bullshit they fed you in earlier decades.

  39. Lawrence Mint February 12, 2024 at 2:39 pm #

    Dear JHK, Today’s post reminds me of some of your earlier writings that had me so impressed with your wit and insight into things like “Happy Motoring” and suburban sprawl. I suppose that was a decade ago, and times and perspectives certainly change. But today, I was thinking that you may be approaching a similar headspace with Jem Bendell, who recently self-published a book called “Breaking Together”. It is a thoughtful follow-up to his previously published academic paper about System Collapse. The book is free to download. In his book, Bendell has laid out his acknowledgement and acceptance that systems collapse is no longer immanent, but that it has begun. He lays out evidence that virtually all of the elaborate systems that support modern life as we know it are falling apart. This includes the environment, agriculture, energy, government, finance and education. This also comes at a time when James Hansen has thrown off the gloves on climate change and is openly declaring that the effects of 1.5 degree warming are upon us. Both of these men have transcended the phase of blame and name-calling and are asking us to open our eyes to the situation we are living in and not to expect to return to “normal” in any living lifetime.

  40. docmartin February 12, 2024 at 3:23 pm #

    Jeez o Pete. Todays post sounds like Mr Kunstler Is shilling for his old World Made By Hand series of books. Perhaps the old man is running out of cute and obscure adjectives as filler for his worn out ideas.

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  41. SoftStarLight February 12, 2024 at 3:28 pm #

    Thank you Mr. K, I’m very grateful for your post today. It does seem somewhat ironic because our world has been centralizing so much to this point. But disorder and decay does necessarily eventuate into dissolution and dissipation. So it does make a lot of sense that decentralization will take hold. It also matches up with messages that I am receiving from my spirit guide. I am continuously told that we will need to go through the eye of the needle to get to that other world you speak of.

  42. socialisthater February 12, 2024 at 4:01 pm #

    Socialism, be it Fascist/Socialism or Communist/Socialism, requires an all-powerful central government to exist. It also requires slavery–not in the form of, say 19th Century slavery in the U.S. prior to 1865, but the subjugation of conquered countries, political opponents, ethnicities, etc. to be worked to death as prisoners to support the structurally inefficient Socialist economic system. This means the Socialist countries or movements are necessarily imperialist. That is why “globalists”–that are really closet Fascist/Socialists–are determined to gain de facto social, political, and economic control anywhere that they can, including the “big prize”–the U.S.

    The regionalization and localization that JHK predicts will signal the failure of both globalism and Socialism. That said, it will likely precipitate something else, too–the end of the United States as a single country. It is increasingly apparent, despite a shared polyglot heritage, that leftist Socialist America increasingly has nothing in common with conservative, freedom-loving America. America is already fracturing–leftist urban vs. conservative rural; coastal leftists vs. middle America conservatives and moderates; leftist racial extremists vs. moderate and conservative non-racists, etc. The only question is how the U.S. fractures–socially, geographically, economically, or some combination thereof. This time around the central government will not survive as we know it. In the Civil War, the central government was actually pursuing unity and freedom; today’s de facto Socialist central U.S. government is pursuing division and oppression.

    The other thing that JHK is correct about–the future will belong to those who can exercise critical thinking, independent judgement, productive work, morality, faith, honesty, and decency–all traits either absent or oppressed in a Socialist “utopia.”

  43. jim February 12, 2024 at 4:21 pm #

    “They are seeking to power straight into the opposing current of reality, above all they seek to centralize power and decision-making. But the world is moving in the opposite direction.”

    I believe JHK (in much of his writing) has brilliantly captured and described the necessity of across the board decentralization.

    “There will not be any world government run by the creatures of Davos, or Brussels or Washington D.C.”

    Again JHK (on the international level) has accurately grasped the power limitations involved in transitioning to some kind of world managerial rule.

    “Agencies like the DOJ and Homeland Security may seem more tyrannical for the moment, but they actually may be breaking because in their lawlessness they’ve lost the trust of the people.”

    My best guess is that it is at this national level, in the U.S., that the crucial political struggle for the immediate future will take place.

    However, the assumption that national networks of power are fundamentally broken because they have lost the trust of the people is not, in my opinion, a granular enough explanation.

    If we are now beginning to conceptualize alternative national, state, and local institutional arrangements (built around the general idea of decentralization), then detailed, accurate monographs of the present operational functions of our Federal Reserve System or our present, purposely opaque, local, state, and national banking networks must be constructed and debated–so we will be able to visualize what something better might actually look like.

    Once such institutional visualizations become more concrete, our collective political will at the local level may also accelerate.

  44. Paula D February 12, 2024 at 4:57 pm #

    It turns out that the greatest threat to the US comes from Canada.

    youtube.com/watch?v=WVC677-YmfM

    • OG February 12, 2024 at 5:06 pm #

      Ixnay, Arneybay.

    • sadlycdn February 12, 2024 at 6:55 pm #

      I can vouch for that comment…..Kanada is the anus of the West…..no Country is more woke or more offside …..

    • Blackbird February 12, 2024 at 7:24 pm #

      Don’t mess with Canada, eh?

      What those Tim Horton’s fans forgot to mention is that we burned York (now Toronto), at the time the colonial capital of Canada, in 1813. Torching DC was revenge.

      Zebulon Pike – better known for Pike’s Peak – was killed during that raid. Pike’s 1806 expedition into the southwestern part of the Louisiana Purchase was, in my opinion (as well as the opinion of some real historians), an attempt by Governor of the Louisiana Territory James Wilkinson (that monster of iniquity) to provoke a war with Spain in order to conquer Mexico. He threw Aaron Burr (to whom we owe a debt of gratitude for killing Alexander Hamilton) under the stage coach when his filibustering adventure failed.

      Wilkinson (“the general who never won a battle nor lost a court-martial”) showcased his incompetence again in the War of 1812 by failing in his 1813 – 1814 invasion of Canada along the Niagara frontier. (I’ll tell you about his performance in the War of Independence when I go off on a future tangent.) He earned his place among other luminaries of that war such as General Hull who crossed into Canada from Detroit at the beginning of the war – then waited there until the Royal Army came and chased him back into the US and took Detroit, and Hull, and his army.

      The US Army – and particularly its generals – were our worst enemy in that unfortunate, but rather entertaining, war.

      I still nurse some regret for our two failed attempts to take Canada (1775 and 1812-14). You poor misguided Canucks stayed with Mommy England too long.

      • OG February 12, 2024 at 7:45 pm #

        You poor misguided Yanks are not as far away from Mommy England as you think.

        • Blackbird February 13, 2024 at 6:34 pm #

          That’s true too, sadly.

          We started cozying up to Mommy England after we broke her bank account (WWII).

          • OG February 13, 2024 at 10:34 pm #

            1871

      • BackRowHeckler February 12, 2024 at 10:00 pm #

        Wasn’t Wilkinson a paid agent of Spain at the same time he was the US commanding general?

        • Blackbird February 13, 2024 at 6:45 pm #

          You know it. “Agent 13”. Going all the way back to 1784, when he tried to bring Kentucky – and the rest of the west – over to the Spaniards.

          People like to disparage Benedict Arnold (who prevented the War of Independence from being lost – twice) as a traitor, but Wilkinson did far more damage over a far longer period of time. It’s a shame he isn’t more widely known.

          In an alternate universe, I’m writing a book about Wilkinson, Monster of Iniquity. I didn’t make up the title, one of his contemporaries did, but I like it, it fits – like a noose.

          • BackRowHeckler February 14, 2024 at 4:50 am #

            The US got off to a rocky start. What chance did it have when one of the top Generals was a traitor. And then there’s the fact that on two separate battles, in Westerm Ohio, in the early 1790s, almost the entire Army was wiped out by Chief Blue Jacket & his Miami indians.

          • Blackbird February 14, 2024 at 5:39 pm #

            Don’t forget Michikiniqua.

            It’s too bad that US citizens know almost nothing of their history – and care even less – and a lot of what they do know is a lie.

            One of the things that interests me the most about the early federal period is that in that period I think that the US still had a chance to become what it could have, and should have, been – that Shining City on a Hill.

          • BackRowHeckler February 15, 2024 at 5:37 am #

            And at the same time we had a Vice President — Aaron Burr — off into Kentucky Territory trying to start a country of his own.

          • Blackbird February 15, 2024 at 6:09 pm #

            Well, yeah – if you believe Wilkinson’s version of events (which strangely enough may be partially true).

            The way I currently interpret the events west of the Mississippi in 1805 – 06 (after Burr’s term as VP) is that Burr and Wilkinson were engaged in a conspiracy to provoke a war with Spain in order to justify an invasion of Mexico, from which both would profit immensely via land grabs.

            When the Spaniards in Mexico released Pike’s expedition without making a big fuss, the chances of war diminished. Meanwhile Burr was attracting a lot of attention recruiting men in Ohio and Kentucky for some ill-defined purpose. With the changing circumstances, Wilkinson saw a greater potential profit to accusing Burr of an attempt to break the Louisiana Territory away from the US, an action that would serve to hide Wilkinson’s own crimes.

            A fascinating bit of US history about which almost no citizens of the US are aware, and which historians will probably never completely unravel.

      • BackRowHeckler February 13, 2024 at 5:38 pm #

        One thing General Wilkinson did was notify Spanish authorities of the Lewis & Clark Expedition into the west … and Spain sent 4 columns out to destroy it.

  45. reggiezz February 12, 2024 at 4:58 pm #

    Cheap drones and missiles mean even small organized militias can disrupt supply chains or army bases or cities or small countries in hostile territory. The military can no longer project force with naval assets far from home. It’s a new world.

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    • BackRowHeckler February 12, 2024 at 5:24 pm #

      Yes, cheap drones seem to be a game changer on the battlefield. It became apparent during the Azerbaijan-Armenian conflict when unmanned aircraft manufactured in Israel & Iran began knocking out armor with relative ease. Tanks became obsolete overnight.

      Panzers had a good run 1916-2020. Now their day is over.

      • Jarek February 13, 2024 at 2:18 am #

        We can’t compete in the long run because we play the game of war for corporate profit while our opponents play it for national survival and well being.

        Capitalism can’t win against Fascism or National Socialism. How did it win in WW2? Because the hearts of its people were pure. They still believed in their nations, not knowing that their nations didn’t care about them. And the military/industrial complex was still in its nascent stage. The full on grifting hadn’t started yet.

  46. Tubby February 12, 2024 at 7:52 pm #

    First winter after the collapse and those Mexicans won’t be able to build the wall fast enough.

    • SoftStarLight February 12, 2024 at 8:32 pm #

      Winter can actually be quite cold in Mexico, particularly in the north and at the higher elevations. The mountain pine forests are routinely blanketed in snow.

  47. Nathan February 12, 2024 at 8:43 pm #

    In coming to this discussion nearly a day late, I realise not many will see my comment. I know it must seem all-encompassing to talk and worry about who will become President of the USA next Jan, but Jim’s essay today is all about The Long Emergency and The World Made by Hand, where it’s highly unlikely that the Federal Govt will continue. So, RFK Jr may become leader of New England, Trump may become leader of South Atlantic, Texas will go it alone with probably some other neighbouring States seeking admission, and the Midwest will continue their localised agrarian life largely unperturbed by all the remote news. For a time, the West Coast and NYC will probably burn. Stay away from those places for a few years guys.
    Of more importance than Federal Executive machinations in 2024 and beyond, will be organising truly local council governance, and you can guarantee that will take the form of groups of adults 150-200 in number, electing elders to lead them using common sense. Characteristics like wisdom (a combination of experience and intelligence), conservation, empathy, honesty and kindness will be highly valued. This will result in older (50+) leaders being elected by the people, for the people. These elders will lead for as long as they are fit and able, where seamless replacement will occur, based on gathered discussion of adults.
    With all the natural bounties of the North American continent, those of you who make it through the next few lean years will thrive!

    • SoftStarLight February 12, 2024 at 9:10 pm #

      Oh don’t you worry about that. This party is just getting started. As I am localizing i am also considering how to be inclusive of my local colleagues and copartners and I’ve found the term y’all to be much more welcoming than guys. Just a little friendly fyi.

      • Nathan February 13, 2024 at 12:59 am #

        I am Australian. Sorry for not using a quintessential Americanism such as “Y’all”. Please translate in whatever way ensures you of my goodwill towards people living simply with their eyes wide open.

        • SoftStarLight February 13, 2024 at 1:57 am #

          Oh lol I was just messin with ya. I took your message to be of goodwill. Being local is ok. But it is neat that you are from Australia. Is it changing there at all? Like, during the pandemic Australia seemed to be really restrictive with the lockdowns and jabs and stuff. Not that it was all that much better here. But, does it seem still like that or has it kinda gotten better?

          • Ron Anselmo February 13, 2024 at 3:06 am #

            He might have been worried you were going to bless him out over cultural appropriation. (smiley face)

          • SoftStarLight February 13, 2024 at 11:09 am #

            Did you mean cuss him out? 🙂

          • Ron Anselmo February 13, 2024 at 12:50 pm #

            Yes, Dreamy – cuss out, if you will. “Bless out” – to rebuke sternly: scold. I’ve sort of always used them interchangeably.

          • SoftStarLight February 13, 2024 at 1:53 pm #

            Wow I hadn’t heard that expression before. I’m gonna bless you out! Lol, thanks for teaching me something new :0)

          • Nathan February 16, 2024 at 9:09 am #

            Australia has this national mindset that is best summed up by the old English word “girt”.
            It’s in our national anthem. “Australians all let us rejoice… our home is girt by sea.”
            Girt is the root for words such as “girth”and “skirt”, the past tense of concepts like “Gird up your loins”, e.g. “Yes, my loins are girt”
            Essentially, we’re the only country that is also an entire island continent. We don’t share this continent with any other sovereign nation/s. It has made us both incredibly lazy due to masses of space and resources, and paranoid due to being a tempting conquest for our South-east Asian neighbours, who outnumber us many times over.
            So, when things get hairy overseas, we go all insular. Just like Japan did for so long. That happened during the pandemic. Mistakes were made. Australia’s national health adviser was part of the Johns Hopkins Event 201 a few months before the pandemic officially started, just as was the case in most western nations. She came back to Australia and got busy.
            Things got pretty bad in the state of Victoria. My sister lives there, and they were rationed to 1 hour of outdoor exercise per day. After her second day, walking her preschooler in the park across the street from her house, the Army showed up, with weapons and told all residents to return to their homes. Exercise was over. Internal state borders were closed and you needed paperwork to cross them. In NSW, they even enforced council boundary borders. (local govts, or county govts in US parlance).
            Elections are paper based, with human counting. These work and nearly everyone trusts the outcome. The mishandling of the pandemic toppled the state Govt leader (the Premier) in several states, including my home state of South Australia at the next election opportunity. It also toppled the Federal Govt.
            During the initial propaganda phase, over 90% of adult Australians received a mRNA jab, and over 80% received two jabs. But we’re a casual mob, and this quickly dwindled. Now, over 90% of adults are classified as “not up to date with boosters”. We’ve effectively ignored the authorities since people see for themselves that the jabs don’t protect you from COVID-19, and many people experience horrible side effects that are worse than COVID-19 anyway. But there is hardly any organised resistance. “She’ll be right, mate.” is a common approach to troubling times.

        • Mike Sherman February 13, 2024 at 3:33 am #

          Yeah..’Strine for y’all is ‘youse jokers’…

          • SoftStarLight February 13, 2024 at 11:11 am #

            Be careful there. The cards can read you lol.

          • Nathan February 16, 2024 at 9:21 am #

            That’s not bad, Mike! Do you know a few Aussies? We say “youse guys” “youse jokers” etc, and hardly anybody says things like “you folks” or “y’all”. If someone does say that, it will get a laugh as people think you must be pretending to be a cowboy.

    • TruthSeeker1986 February 12, 2024 at 11:09 pm #

      Exactly what we need more of aging old people running the world just like they already do, and have done nothing but fuck it all up for everyone else. You can’t get no older than Biden. Being old doesn’t automatically equate to being wiser than younger people, that’s a old myth.

      • Nathan February 13, 2024 at 1:01 am #

        Not running the world. As time passes, maturity and experience will come sooner to people in their life, as was the case in the past. Do you really think the average American 20-30 year old, TODAY, is ready to lead small communities wisely? Of course there are going to be exceptions already. But given current capabilities, Gen X will need to step into the breach FIRST, in most cases.

        • TruthSeeker1986 February 13, 2024 at 1:59 am #

          @Nathan

          No, but I also don’t believe the boomers are able to lead either. Why? Because all they do is sit around glorifying Israel and dry humping Trumps leg, thinking he’s going to save the day and fix everything. Most boomers are lost just as much as people of my generation are. And the ones who went through WWII were too stupid to realize they got manipulated to fight a BS war, and now the soldiers today continue to follow in the boomers footsteps fighting the same dogshit wars for the same dogshit old farts that run everything today.

          • Paula D February 13, 2024 at 4:18 pm #

            Boomers by definition are the generation born after WW2.

            Therefore, not one of them went through WW2.

          • Nathan February 16, 2024 at 9:25 am #

            I think we will see Gen X rise up to lead initially, not boomers. The sweet spot for practical leadership is being old enough to have experience that couples with intelligence for sufficient wisdom, but young enough to lead by example. So if we are pulling down backyard fences and plowing up lawns to put in vegetables, digging trenches for irrigation lines, that’s not gonna be led by boomers. The next couple of years is likely to see a lot of the boomers die or get sidelined by diseases triggered by mRNA jabs.

        • TruthSeeker1986 February 13, 2024 at 2:02 am #

          And the only soldier that was ballsey enough to call any of it out was Lucas Gage, then he got suspended for three months because “he went too far” and became a “jew hater” after he shined light on every BS war the U.S. was guilty of putting people like him through. And these people who run America right now are old as dirt, just look Nancy Pelosi………People who been in government even long before I was ever born and are still fucking up. Haven’t learnt a damn thing about maturity.

  48. malthuss February 12, 2024 at 11:41 pm #

    t a new HS in the next town over (pop. 25000) is costing $155 million.

    /Well you are in the NUT meg state? yes?

    I wonder what the racial percents are in your area.

    • BackRowHeckler February 13, 2024 at 11:59 am #

      Article appeared this morning listing the salaries of a small city a little west of here (pop. 45,000) several detectives making nearly $350,000, police officers at $200,000, many school administrators at $225,000. This is in a struggling city that has lost almost all of its industry in the past 30 years. The downtown was an eyesore and has been leveled. I tell you CFNers if you want to make bank get a job with the government in one of these blue states. For the struggling ‘Free American’ resident citizens its like serfdom in Medieval times — peasants ponying up large amounts of cash each year to keep the gentry, overlords & the sherriffs living large.

  49. Jarek February 13, 2024 at 2:40 am #

    The Laws of Manu, the ancient Sanskrit code of social obligations for Hinduism, is very explicit about the consequences of interracial marriage:

    An unknown man, of no (visible) class but born of a defiled womb and no Aryan, may seem to have the form of an Aryan, but he can be discovered by his own innate activities. Un-Aryan behaviour, harshness, cruelty, and habitual failure to perform the rituals are the manifestations in this world indicating that a man is born of a defiled womb . . . But the kingdom in which these degraded bastards are born, defiling the classes, quickly perishes, together with the people who live there.

    Jarek: What did the monkey say after train ran over his tail?

    It won’t be long now.

    • SoftStarLight February 13, 2024 at 3:00 am #

      That was witty. I did see somewhere on X that the rates for racial intermarriage are actually lowest among whites in the US. Apparently Hispanics, blacks, and Asians all have higher rates of intermarriage. I think maybe Hispanics were number one in that regard. I noted that the mood of the replies to the post ranged from nearly euphoric to dismal.

    • benr February 13, 2024 at 8:18 am #

      What a load of horse shit.

    • Jarek February 13, 2024 at 12:54 pm #

      Yeah, cuz people are just people. Just like cars are just cars. Or dogs are just dogs. There’s only one kind of dog, the dog dog. Or car: the car car. All exactly the same.

      The Wisdom of BEN

      • benr February 13, 2024 at 5:51 pm #

        Defiled womb unclean and caste system = horse shit.

        • Jarek February 13, 2024 at 9:50 pm #

          What kind of car do you drive? The car car?

          Do you believe Blacks can run faster than Whites? If so, you are a racist.

          • benr February 15, 2024 at 9:48 am #

            The kind you put gas in and drive.
            Cars are not people.
            Your arguments are vapid at best.

            Explain to me how you can take a black kid dump them into a middle-class neighborhood with good schools and they do well.
            In some cases they do very well get good grades and go on to a good college all without the race baiting and affirmative racism bullshit.

            It takes supportive parents who keep them from the ghetto bullshit you know a supportive culture!
            Take the smartest white kid and dump them into a shitty neighborhood with shitty schools and watch them fail just like all the other kids. You know the colored kids you think are so inferior.

            Your continued racist mantra gets trite.

          • Jarek February 15, 2024 at 1:12 pm #

            So all cars are the same? Lol.

            You can take a Pit Bull and put it in with Greyhounds and it will do well too. Not in the sense of racing but in terrorizing the Greyhounds.

            If you damage the legs of Greyhound pups, they’ll never run very well either. Is this justice to you? Make the Greyhounds no faster than the Pit Bulls? That is what is being done to White kids. You’re so close to the Truth, but actually still a million miles away.

  50. trypillian February 13, 2024 at 3:05 am #

    American entropy was, is & will be most amusing. The desultory landing will not be Walden Two. The scribe admires putin the killer; so the pastoral utopian preaching does not add up. One thing is certain which is the inevitability of depopulation in a malevolent, mendacious ‘society’.
    I must point out that cancelation of biological life forms is now proven to be 15% greater than normal because of the jab. I’m unvaxxed so I’m enjoying watching the masses of all ages dropping like flies.

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    • SoftStarLight February 13, 2024 at 11:16 am #

      So you enjoy relishing in the misfortunes of others. Quicker way to say it. Last night I was listening to Tucker speak in Dubai and he made a comment that leaders essentially kill people. All leaders. Assuming that leading a society requires that from time to time. So just calling someone a killer really doesn’t tell us anything. Yes, Putin is a killer, but is he at the same level of others? That is the question. I’m thinking Western “leaders” are much more vile and wicked. But it’s just a sense. Remember what you put out you get back. So just be careful.

      • benr February 13, 2024 at 5:55 pm #

        Make no mistake about it unlike most western leaders Putin has killed people with his own hands.

        • anmariwakaranai February 13, 2024 at 9:35 pm #

          Lest ee forget pizzagate and the ‘island’.

  51. Ed Haskell February 13, 2024 at 3:49 am #

    Mr Kunstler,

    “failed supply lines; failed electric supply, failed trucking, failed big box stores, failed supermarkets, failed giant companies; failed banks, failed investments, failed money, failed news orgs, failed airlines, failed car dealers, failed hospitals, failed colleges…..”

    I am glad Breweries weren’t in that list! Whew!

    Beer is an important part of the essential food groups.

    Cheers!

    • GreenAlba February 13, 2024 at 7:39 am #

      I don’t like beer at all, but it may be all we have – as it used to be – once the water isn’t drinkable any more. It’ll be back to ‘small beer’ for kids. maybe.

      • SoftStarLight February 13, 2024 at 11:25 am #

        Ewww I don’t like beer either. I thought in the olden days before there was easily accessible clean potable water that people drink a lot of wine. I would rather have wine than beer.

        • Night Owl February 13, 2024 at 4:45 pm #

          Not sure if I could survive without beer.

          Drinking a Pax Bräu Imperial Coffee Chocolate Cream Stout as I type this.

          • GreenAlba February 13, 2024 at 5:06 pm #

            My daughter (who likes beer) got me drinking fruit beer in Belgium when we were there. I think fruit beer is for people who don’t like proper beer!

            The cherry one that they all like is disgusting, though. The pear was good.

          • Night Owl February 13, 2024 at 5:44 pm #

            Yes, GA. Lambic beer.

            Try the Lindemans brand–sweet, and perfect in the summer. I love them.

            The Lambic snobs only drink the really bitter stuff. Some of the bitters are ok, but they can get pretty extreme.

          • anmariwakaranai February 13, 2024 at 9:33 pm #

            Just about to crack a lucky, (lager). Cheers folks

          • Jarek February 13, 2024 at 9:53 pm #

            ani, you are such a saucy sailor. Remember they are watching us. The Saints! Unseen eyes. We are never alone. Offer them a drink for God’s sake. The Indians pour out a little of whatever they’re having as an offering to the Earth. But as a Christian, you can’t do that.

          • anmariwakaranai February 13, 2024 at 10:37 pm #

            Pray for me jar. I picked a thing on my tit and it’s hugely infected. Hoping booze helps.
            Haven’t seen the doc in 5 years, don’t wanna go!!!

            Tmi, I know!

          • Jarek February 14, 2024 at 12:40 pm #

            “Picked a thing on my tit” – I don’t even know what that means. But your language is always very alive! Unlike those dreadful communications you recite.

            You have my prayers and best wishes. You had best go in.

          • anmariwakaranai February 14, 2024 at 8:40 pm #

            Went in jar. Done and dusted. Ouch!

            Those dead reads are bad translations.

        • JohnAZ February 13, 2024 at 8:19 pm #

          SSL

          My guess is they brewed whatever was being grown around them, grapes for wine, wheat and barley for beer and ale.

          • stelmosfire February 14, 2024 at 7:37 am #

            Hard apple cider is about as easy as it gets. After that,up north here, just wait until January and make some hard stuff. Applejack. No still necessary. Mother Nature works the magic for you.

  52. Beryl of Oyl February 13, 2024 at 9:08 am #

    Earlier I expressed my displeasure at RFK Jr. for his attempt to lump me in with climate fraudsters as nature lovers; and being labeled as a skeptic on the climate issue.

    I was thinking about that again earlier. What I am isn’t a skeptic, I am a critical thinker, and I try to apply critical thinking in all things.

    I was also thinking that the term skeptic has come to have negative connotations, and to some degree has even been politicized.

    Before I sat down to write this, I looked up the definition of critical thinking.

    Remember that a major news source warned us against thinking critically about the pandemic.

    When I looked up the definition, I could see that, at heart, what Mark Steyn was getting at in his criticism of Michael Mann.

    That the proper amount of critical thinking that science demands was not applied to the climate change school of thought.

    I also looked up the definition of skeptic, to see whether I was accurate in believing that it could be taken in a negative way.

    I was almost shocked by what I found. Here I was thinking that it seemed to be politicized, and this is what I saw at the Merriam-Webster website under Recent Examples on the Web:

    “Senate negotiators late Sunday released a $118 billion package of border enforcement policy and funding for Ukraine, Israel and other U.S. allies, hoping that the details would win over skeptics.

    —Stephen Groves and Mary Clare Jalonick The Associated Press, arkansasonline.com, 6 Feb. 2024”

    “Lastly, Orban seems to be using the standoff to play to populist sentiment at home and rile up E.U. skeptics ahead of European elections in the spring.

    —Beatriz Ríos, Washington Post, 31 Jan. 2024”

    Oh my God.

    • SoftStarLight February 13, 2024 at 11:46 am #

      So essentially they are linking skepticism with doubting establishment powers. I think skeptic can have an innate negative nature. Particularly if one is a skeptic of some established fact or truth. After all, the definition of skeptic is a person inclined to question or doubt accepted opinions. To me the bigger problem is that they identify the Senate funding bill and the EU as acceptable opinions. So our job is to move the window. Yes, I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the window lol.

      • Beryl of Oyl February 13, 2024 at 5:16 pm #

        Yep. The WaPo (CIA) says we get riled up easy.

        In the Steyn versus Mann case, Mann’s attorney said that the jury should award punitive damages so no one will ever think they can engage in climate denialism again, and actually brought Trump election deniers into it.

        Nancy Pelosi says they will use a discharge petition to get around speaker Johnson if they have to, to keep the Ukraine money flowing.

        These people are pretty desperate, because when Boris Johnson quashed a peace deal between Russia and Ukraine, he must have made assurances that cash would keep coming.

        I can’t see anyone who is about to be left holding the bag not spilling all the beans on these people, one way or another.

        • JohnAZ February 13, 2024 at 8:18 pm #

          Beryl

          We get pissed at the Dems when they do whatever they can to win their cases.

          Why don’t we get pissed at the GOP when they don’t.

  53. sadlycdn February 13, 2024 at 10:39 am #

    So it’s Tuesday……same ole same ole…..sending more money to Ukraine….Joe performing on stage again…..Musk getting attacked…..Trump…..Trump….Trump….pick your story………Patrick Mahones ……and shocking news about inflation up again….Joe won’t be happy with his next ice cream purchase……and what about Bitcoin ripping….i guess 34 trillion in debt is not going to end well……

    • SoftStarLight February 13, 2024 at 11:51 am #

      You forgot the most important thing. Today is Fat Tuesday. And no, that does not mean Lizzo is rolling around in a gigantic cream cheese filled king cake. Please be respectful and un-skeptical of our ancient customs.

      • Ron Anselmo February 13, 2024 at 1:02 pm #

        Mardi gras in NOLA. Enjoy, and eat up. If anyone is giving up chocolate for Lent, tomorrow won’t be as sweet as it should be. Don’t give up roses though girls – let the bouquets come.

        • Ron Anselmo February 13, 2024 at 1:04 pm #

          *Gras*, damn spellcheck.

          • Q. Shtik February 13, 2024 at 1:26 pm #

            *Grah*, dam spelchek.

          • SoftStarLight February 13, 2024 at 1:59 pm #

            Yeah lol the s is silent is this particular instance

        • SoftStarLight February 13, 2024 at 1:58 pm #

          It’s a nice day weather wise too, a little chilly, but it is February after all.

          • stelmosfire February 13, 2024 at 2:41 pm #

            I’ve been watching the “Earthcam” view from the balcony of the “Cat’s Meow” on Bourbon. The crowds are building early. It is cool. Only 52 degrees. But I see the “Nipple Glitter” booth out front is open. Seems a bit cool for nipple glitter.

          • elysianfield February 13, 2024 at 3:49 pm #

            “Seems a bit cool for nipple glitter.”

            Saint,
            Then no need for a fluffer….

        • Blackbird February 13, 2024 at 7:48 pm #

          “…let the bouquets come.”

          And the beads. Just sayin’…

      • Blackbird February 13, 2024 at 7:47 pm #

        Rolling around in cream cheese is one of your ancient customs?

        I like Loosy-Anna more all the time…

  54. sadlycdn February 13, 2024 at 1:06 pm #

    Dat is Great point…..I forgot about this important day…..I have to admit that I never knew Mardi Gras meant fat Tuesday….I only was aware of Toonie Tuesday at KFC….but that’s another story….I like tradition and will try and eat something like Gumbo and Fried Okra and sip on a nice glass of bourbon…thanks for making today much better…..cheers

    • SoftStarLight February 13, 2024 at 2:01 pm #

      Cheers to you too! Happy Mardi Gras!!

      • JohnAZ February 13, 2024 at 8:14 pm #

        Ha Mardi Gras.

        The day when you get all your sinning done before Lent sets in.

        Kinda like New Year’s Eve.

        I guess God must take the day off on Fat Tuesday and nothing counts.

  55. docmartin February 13, 2024 at 2:27 pm #

    Wouldn’t doubt the vast majority of you Kunstler Sooners are childless.

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    • Night Owl February 13, 2024 at 4:42 pm #

      The nastiest ones always are.

      Navel-gazing is not conducive to caring for another human.

      😀

    • gustafson.robert.22 February 13, 2024 at 8:11 pm #

      Has a day on earth ever gone by when some common, confused, parasitic drone (or a million) did not hold up the banal fact of his fatherhood or her motherhood as imaginary evidence of some virtue or other? No.

      Few humans of any stripe are credible, but on the whole, the childless have a higher credibility percentage these days. Might be true for all of recorded human history. (Not prehistory.)

      • gustafson.robert.22 February 13, 2024 at 8:15 pm #

        Some would even argue you sloppy zombie fornicators are THE fucking problem.

        • SpeedyBB February 14, 2024 at 11:06 am #

          Yes Gus, and Mother Nature, in whatever configuration She chooses to reveal Herself, resolves that problem to a degree with same-sex love.

          …while those commenting here thunder about degenerates, with fiery breath of the Old Testicle …

          With eight billion crawling about and sucking up resources, I’d venture to assure all the homophobes that the childless are not the problem.

          (Do I really have to point that out?)

          • Night Owl February 14, 2024 at 6:24 pm #

            Do we have another Malthusian on CFN?

            Oh!

          • SpeedyBB February 16, 2024 at 8:29 am #

            Rest assured I’ve been called a lot worse than a Malthusian.

            I also happen to live in East Asia and continually witness the destruction and pollution resulting from the teeming masses, struggling to get by, cheek by jowl.

            It’s really no wonder the Japanese have conspicuously lost interest in adding more humans to their cramped archipelago (a society tight and inhibited in large part by having to share such a confined space). Now China is following suit – much to the alarm of the authorities. Well, didn’t they champion and enforce the two-child policy?

            Even the ooga-boogas tend to have many less spawn when he move to a decent nation, where under-5 mortality is no longer an issue.

          • SpeedyBB February 16, 2024 at 8:30 am #

            …when THEY move…

      • Jarek February 13, 2024 at 9:57 pm #

        If my life has no meaning, neither did my parents or any children. A million time zero is still just zero.

  56. Paula D February 13, 2024 at 3:59 pm #

    When you watch this it might make you feel sorry for him.

    But remember, thanks to this man, throughout his career, millions of humans never got a chance to reach old age.

    Also remember that the Empire told you that he got 81 million votes, more than any other president in US history.

    Also remember that when you pointed out his dementia to Dems for the last 4 years, their answer was: “He just has a stutter.

    So no point in pretending that the brain rot is confined to one old man.

    ://twitter.com/RNCResearch/status/1756745105732436416

    • Beryl of Oyl February 13, 2024 at 5:34 pm #

      Where are the videos of his stutter? A man in public life for how long, and there exists no evidence of a speech impediment?

    • Blackbird February 13, 2024 at 7:13 pm #

      “Also remember that when you pointed out his dementia to Dems for the last 4 years, their answer” is: “Uh uh uh – but Trump!!

      I would not feel sorry for the Big Guy if I saw him writhing in an open sewer covered in fire ants.

      • FGB3 February 13, 2024 at 7:25 pm #

        That’s pretty good Blackie! I bet he would be “writhing” if covered in fire ants.

    • FGB3 February 13, 2024 at 7:26 pm #

      Also remember that when the fans at the racetrack chanted “Fuck Biden” the news reporter told us they were crying “Let’s Go Brandon!”.

      • Paula D February 13, 2024 at 8:13 pm #

        Yes. Except I think it was “Fuck Joe Biden”. Otherwise the cadence is wrong.

        But exactly. They piss on your head and tell you it is raining, and that the penis doing the pissing is female.

      • Jarek February 13, 2024 at 9:58 pm #

        It was a football game. The female reporter was interviewing a player named Brandon.

        • stelmosfire February 14, 2024 at 7:58 am #

          Guess again, it was a Nascar event at Talladega won by Brandon Brown.

          • Ron Anselmo February 14, 2024 at 10:16 am #

            Thank you.

          • Jarek February 14, 2024 at 1:57 pm #

            Are you for the Confederate Flag at Nascar? Or are you for a Black Nascar?

          • Ron Anselmo February 15, 2024 at 2:19 am #

            Either or both, as long as all the girls wear Daisy Duke’s, all else pales in comparison.

          • Jarek February 15, 2024 at 1:14 pm #

            Ok, that means the Confederate Flag. You have chosen well without saying it directly.

  57. FGB3 February 13, 2024 at 7:24 pm #

    I hope that Tucker will let his former employer at FOX know how grateful he is for them firing him!

    He is now incredibly “bigger” and more influential than he was at FOX (and he was pretty damned influential there as well).

    Tucker has left the ranks of ‘news media reporter’ to become a veritable Phenomenon!

    • JohnAZ February 13, 2024 at 8:11 pm #

      Tucker removed himself from the BS management of Fox and became a journalist.

      The Deep State cannot stand the light he is shining on them right now. I hope he has good security.

      • Mike Sherman February 15, 2024 at 6:40 pm #

        youtube.com/watch?v=f-3RQeYDVgw

      • Mike Sherman February 15, 2024 at 6:42 pm #

        “Tucker removed himself from the BS management of Fox and became a journalist.

        Wrong!!!! Fox jettisoned an expensive joke, and Tucker now IDENTIFIES as a journalist, for sure, but he’s not one. As was highlighted through the Dominion case depositions, Fox itself said that Tucker was ‘entertainment and no one should take what he says as ‘fact’.

        • benr February 15, 2024 at 7:11 pm #

          Wait I thought Fox news lies?

          Oh, I get it from the moronic mind of a leftist fool Fox is only lying when it talks about the capers of Communist Democrats but when it attacks people you don’t like then they are believable.

          Unbelievable.

          The mental gyrations it takes to be a Progressive troll must be exhausting.

      • Mike Sherman February 15, 2024 at 7:06 pm #

        Here’s the ugly truth about the MAGAts & Comer in particular. Crickets from you lot about this one. Go figure.

        youtube.com/watch?v=PDNJL2ZDvMQ

    • Jarek February 13, 2024 at 10:03 pm #

      Chuck Schumer: This guy needs to be stopped.

      One is reminded of how the Sanhedrin plotted against Christ.

      • TPTB-USA February 15, 2024 at 12:24 am #

        Hey Jarek, your mate match just came in. MTG is the girl for you.

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  58. Blackbird February 13, 2024 at 7:40 pm #

    I’ve been predicting that the Hildebeast will be our next (and last) President for longer than I have been chirping here at Mr. K’s bird feeder.

    Well, now you can hear it in stereo if you want to. None other than Paul Craig “Comments-are-closed” Roberts is singing the same tune. You can read what he has to say on his site, or over at Unz. (But you can’t comment…)

    He thinks the Big Guy will go first, then President ‘Ho will appoint the ‘Beast. I think he’s wrong about that. The Democrats will not deny Hillary the “honor” of being the first woman President. They also can’t be sure that the ‘Ho will vacate when asked to. My prediction has always been that she will be assassinated.

    I’ve still got most of my chips on the Hildebeast, but I’m starting to think of hedging my bet by putting a few on Big Mike. He hits all the right notes: black, tranny, hates whites, stupid as tits on a dude.

    Might put a few chips on Gavin Newsom too. Xi Jinping met with him, but not the Big Guy. Newsom’s campaign slogan: “I will do for the US what I did for California!”

    • JohnAZ February 13, 2024 at 8:09 pm #

      I can see it now.

      “I will do for the US what I did for California”.

      Backdrop will be a bird, the middle finger kind.

      MAGA response:

      Do Not Californicate America!!!!!!

    • Paula D February 13, 2024 at 8:15 pm #

      If Big Mike becomes president and Hildebeast is vice president, she could still become the first woman president.

      Who has the better hit teams, the Clintons or the Obamas?

      • BULLITT February 13, 2024 at 8:51 pm #

        And while this is going on, TRUMP will have an unfortunate accident.
        So, as I see it, Kamala steps in and Hillary is the VP. Kamala then gets an offer she can’t refuse. Hillary becomes President. When TRUMP has the unfortunate accident then who will run against Hillary?
        Would it be Haley? OMG!
        No matter how the chairs are moved on this deck, the ship will sink.
        The Democrats will do what they can to avoid prison for TREASON! Their backs are now against the wall!

        • Blackbird February 14, 2024 at 5:41 pm #

          Once the Hildebeast slouches her way into Babylon there will be no more elections.

      • Blackbird February 14, 2024 at 5:56 pm #

        That was a good one Paula.

        I can’t imagine either Big Mike or the Hildebeast playing second fiddle to anyone. Only room on that ticket (appointed, not voted) for one of them.

        Regarding hit teams, I think the Clintons are better at close-up work, while Obama excels at long-range shots. It would be nice to see them turn on each other, but I don’t think we will be so fortunate.

    • Jarek February 13, 2024 at 10:01 pm #

      Did Garland let statement of Biden’s mental incapacity see the light of day for this very reason?

      Imagine being so stupid that you can’t see this for yourself. But countless people are – at least in politics. Nothing is real unless and until “verified” by official sources. The same people would have no trouble seeing incompetence in say, their own parents.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle February 13, 2024 at 10:24 pm #

        I’ve decided to make some chocolate chunk cookies.
        I have one egg left that was frozen that was thawed and a couple of Swiss dark chocolate bars that can be crushed. I prefer them to normal chocolate chips because the chocolate is smoother and superior and even cheaper by weight.

        I have the recipe already hand-written down but, given its unclear edits, to make sure, it will be cross-referenced with another recipe from a baking book borrowed from the library.

        • Jarek February 14, 2024 at 1:11 pm #

          You need to give up some of these fancy vittles for Lent. Such belt tightening will help you prepare physically and emotionally for the hard times that are coming.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle February 14, 2024 at 9:51 pm #

            I bake for you.

        • Blackbird February 14, 2024 at 5:44 pm #

          Tossing chocolate chunk cookies into the rollers of the conveyor belt of discussion, eh?

          That’s not anarchy Zazz, that’s chaos.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle February 14, 2024 at 9:50 pm #

            “My feelings and thoughts are not prepackaged templates.” ~ SoftStarLight (to Jarek)

            ;P

          • Jarek February 15, 2024 at 1:16 pm #

            Damn genetic code. I wanted to have three eyes and three hands, and two mouths. I want to be special…..

          • The Man They Call Zazelle February 15, 2024 at 6:50 pm #

            @Jarek: Baby steps.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle February 15, 2024 at 10:12 pm #

            …and the horse before the cart.

      • Blackbird February 14, 2024 at 5:50 pm #

        Yes, it definitely could be that Garland, under the direction of the DNC – or the Clintons, or the Obamas, but definitely under somebody’s direction – released his statement of the Big Guy’s senility to prepare the Democratic Party faithful to loosen their embrace of that beloved old man in preparation for the arrival of the DNC messiah.

        Based on what I’ve seen of the party faithful (both arms of the uniparty), they will believe what they are told to believe.

    • The Man They Call Zazelle February 13, 2024 at 10:33 pm #

      Up here in Iglooland, it’s 5 years for the top sleigh-dog. 4 years seems not nearly enough time. Even 5.

      But I mean, how long has Putin been the star of the show?

    • Mike Sherman February 15, 2024 at 6:38 pm #

      Go on, do it! BIIGGGG bets. I’d love to see you lose all that dough, Blackbird.

  59. The Man They Call Zazelle February 13, 2024 at 9:00 pm #

    I imagine you’ve come across those who you knew were not your type, at least not exactly. And that was the problem.

    Like those sriracha cashews that were a little too spicy-hot that, despite yourself, you kept looking for and snacking on, because they were delicious too.

    You viewed them as beautiful in their own niches, sure, but their niches happened to bump up at different contact-points against yours.

    They were your edge attractions, your outliers, your niches’ overlaps– just enough to throw you off, but keep you tethered.

    That’s where they lay, in the gray areas of longing and frustration.

    Like in different boats, though tied to each other and the dock, rubbing and bumping against each other with each wave and ripple.

    Taking you a little out of your comfort zones, while ceaselessly luring you in at the same time…

  60. The Man They Call Zazelle February 13, 2024 at 10:18 pm #

    “Perhaps the goal of these supranational entities is not being realized in a timeline the public can recognize, or in such a direct fashion as has been described.

    The simplest way to tighten control over all sectors of civilization is to lure the individual into…” ~ Watcher February 12, 2024 at 1:10 pm (upstairs)

    That seems to give way too much credence to these ‘supranational entities’.

    But, sure, looks good on paper, maybe for/as a work of fiction.

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    • anmariwakaranai February 13, 2024 at 10:46 pm #

      Here’s a cookie for yah zaz, grind up nuts, I tend to use walnuts, throw in alittle butter and icing sugar till it sticks together.
      Plop it on saran and make a roll. Refridgerate till cold.
      Cut cookies and bake at 300 or 350 f for 10 mins. CAREFUL OF BURNING
      TURN OVEN OFF.
      Take out in a bit. Sift alot of icing sugar over them. Delish

      • The Man They Call Zazelle February 13, 2024 at 11:42 pm #

        So no flour or eggs then? I do have icing sugar and might try that sometime– thank you– but for now I already have the ingredients for chocolate chunk cookies and need to use the egg before it goes bad, too, so I’m kind of committed.
        But I’ve made flourless/butterless peanut butter cookies before.
        The peanut butter is the flour and the butter. They were pretty good if recalled and of course very peanut buttery.

        • anmariwakaranai February 14, 2024 at 12:05 am #

          Use any nuts!

          • The Man They Call Zazelle February 14, 2024 at 12:10 am #

            Okay! ^u^

            Actually, I usually add nuts (usually pecans) to my chocolate chunk cookies, as well as extra chocolate, but only have sunflower seeds, so will just do the cookies nutless this time, unless I decide to add a touch of peanut butter, which I also have, to them.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle February 14, 2024 at 12:11 am #

            …Or maybe I can use the sunflower seeds… I don’t see why not.

            I have yet to figure out why I like your poetry.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle February 14, 2024 at 10:30 am #

            Part of it could have to do with its cuteness, like when you used an exclamation-point, instead of a typical period, in, “Use any nuts!”.

            ^u^

            <3

  61. SoftStarLight February 14, 2024 at 2:29 am #

    A roll in cream cheese and pecans? In reality Mardi Gras has little to do with Christianity. Think of it as a Christianized pagan holiday. Its origins go back all the long way to a festival known as Lupercalia. Lupercalia was a Roman festival welcoming the arrival of spring and honoring Lupercus the god of the harvest and wild animals. Lupercus was similar to the Greek god Pan and so he also has horns and is cloven-hoofed and very muscular. The honoring of Lupercus required blood sacrifices. Coupling was common during the festival as well. Though the sacrifices and nudity disappeared after the conversion.

    • stelmosfire February 14, 2024 at 8:07 am #

      ” nudity disappeared after the conversion.”

      So I figure the nipple glitter booth on Bourbon St. is gone next year?

      • OG February 14, 2024 at 10:05 am #

        The conversion was in Rome in 312 A.D., Elmo.

        Your “figur[ing]” isn’t really the best.

        Of course there are Sodom and Gomorrah on every cell phone in the land here in the New Babylon (USA). Satan rules this realm and knows that his time is short. Try to keep up.

        • stelmosfire February 14, 2024 at 10:09 am #

          “after the conversion” Sorry ,OG I thought the conversion referred to the extra point kick . I’ll try my best to keep up but you’re way to quick for me. .

          • Blackbird February 14, 2024 at 6:01 pm #

            Not everyone converted. Nipple glitter isn’t going away – actually, it’s more likely to go mainstream.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle February 14, 2024 at 10:21 am #

        Glitter, as a microplastic, is not the greatest thing for the environment, but the edible kind (biodegradable) can be used, like what is used on cookies, cakes and ice-cream.

        Speaking of ice cream, one scheme I thought to lure Biden away from his current job was to create for and offer him a couple of businesses, maybe under the same roof, namely an ice-cream parlour and a hair salon for girls and young women. Call it Nirvana or Paradise or something like that.

        Given his ownership, he wouldn’t have to actually do anything. All he could do was show up whenever he felt like it and see if everything was running smoothly and to make sure the quality was there.

        • Blackbird February 14, 2024 at 6:11 pm #

          I can see it now: the Big Guy tooling around the neighborhood in an ice cream truck – a self-driving one of course – crackly speakers blasting The Entertainer. Of course the doors would have to be welded shut, and it would have to have those silly child-proof windows that only roll down halfway.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle February 14, 2024 at 8:28 pm #

            Sure, we could have the truck in the summer, stored/parked in some garage during the colder months in Greenwich, NY, where of course Jim could critique his business practices in the local paper(s).

            In the mean time, the main salon and parlour could be something like a renovation of a similar type and the size of two-thirds of this lovely building (with the parlour side having the picnic tables/parasols outside in the summers, like that example)…

            tinyurl.com/38syytwt

            …Each side would have its own entrance, again like the example, but inside, each business would be accessible through a nice double-door-wide vaulted (to echo the external windows as you can see) passageway, so that, once one got their milkshake or haircut, respectively, they could transition through to have the other.

            One could drink their milkshake while getting their hair dressed/cut, maybe even, if one was lucky, occasionally under the owner’s loving admiration.

            As for myself, you’d likely find me on a nice sunny warm day eating my lunches sitting on the bridge’s railing, dangling my feet over the water and maybe throwing the odd crumb to the ducks or fish…

            tinyurl.com/2vusdzbf

            What do you think? Sounds like a plan?

            I wonder what the empty real estate like that example or thereabouts goes for over there.

          • Blackbird February 15, 2024 at 6:12 pm #

            You’ve obviously put more thought into the Big Guy’s retirement activities than I have. Go for it Zazz.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle February 15, 2024 at 6:54 pm #

            Maybe I’ll be the first to contact Jim to see about placing a personal ad somewhere on Kunstler.com. Could be lucrative for Jim if it caught on.

    • JohnAZ February 14, 2024 at 12:56 pm #

      Christmas was the Christian adapted Saturnalia, the festival of the passage of the shortest day of the winter.

  62. benr February 14, 2024 at 10:29 am #

    Round 2 gets it done but what now?

    \\\\https://www.oann.com/newsroom/mayorkas-is-impeached-after-house-republicans-successfully-re-do-vote/

    This is largely just red meat and bluster the do-nothing Dems own the Senate.

    I will say at least they are starting to step up and fight back.

    The DEMS have been using every dirty trick in the book on Trump.

    The Washington press corps seems engaged in a collective demonstration of the legal concept of willful blindness, or deliberately ignoring the facts, following the release of yet another declassified document which directly refutes prior statements about the investigation into Russia collusion. The document shows that FBI officials used a national security briefing of then candidate Donald Trump and his top aides to gather possible evidence for Crossfire Hurricane, its code name for the Russia investigation.

    It is astonishing that the media refuses to see what is one of the biggest stories in decades. The Obama administration targeted the campaign of the opposing party based on false evidence. The media covered Obama administration officials ridiculing the suggestions of spying on the Trump campaign and of improper conduct with the Russia investigation. When Attorney General William Barr told the Senate last year that he believed spying did occur, he was lambasted in the media, including by James Comey and others involved in that investigation. The mocking “wow” response of the fired FBI director received extensive coverage.

    The new document shows that, in summer 2016, FBI agent Joe Pientka briefed Trump campaign advisers Michael Flynn and Chris Christie over national security issues, standard practice ahead of the election. It had a discussion of Russian interference. But this was different. The document detailing the questions asked by Trump and his aides and their reactions was filed several days after that meeting under Crossfire Hurricane and Crossfire Razor, the FBI investigation of Flynn. The two FBI officials listed who approved the report are Kevin Clinesmith and Peter Strzok.

    Clinesmith is the former FBI lawyer responsible for the FISA surveillance conducted on members of the Trump campaign. He opposed Trump and sent an email after the election declaring “viva the resistance.” He is now under review for possible criminal charges for altering a FISA court filing. The FBI used Trump adviser Carter Page as the basis for the original FISA application, due to his contacts with Russians. After that surveillance was approved, however, federal officials discredited the collusion allegations and noted that Page was a CIA asset. Clinesmith had allegedly changed the information to state that Page was not working for the CIA.

    Strzok is the FBI agent whose violation of FBI rules led Justice Department officials to refer him for possible criminal charges. Strzok did not hide his intense loathing of Trump and famously referenced an “insurance policy” if Trump were to win the election. After FBI officials concluded there was no evidence of any crime by Flynn at the end of 2016, Strzok prevented the closing of the investigation as FBI officials searched for any crime that might be used to charge the incoming national security adviser.

    Documents show Comey briefed President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden on the investigation shortly before the inauguration of Trump. When Comey admitted the communications between Flynn and Russian officials appeared legitimate, Biden reportedly suggested using the Logan Act, a law widely seen as unconstitutional and never been used to successfully convict a single person, as an alternative charge against Flynn. The memo contradicts eventual claims by Biden that he did not know about the Flynn investigation. Let us detail some proven but mostly unseen facts.

    First, the Russia collusion allegations were based in large part on the dossier funded by the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee. The Clinton campaign repeatedly denied paying for the dossier until after the election, when it was confronted with irrefutable evidence that the money had been buried among legal expenditures. As New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman wrote, “Folks involved in funding this lied about it and with sanctimony for a year.”

    Second, FBI agents had warned that dossier author Christopher Steele may have been used by Russian intelligence to plant false information to disrupt the election. His source for the most serious allegations claims that Steele misrepresented what he had said and that it was little more than rumors that were recast by Steele as reliable intelligence.

    Third, the Obama administration had been told that the basis for the FISA application was dubious and likely false. Yet it continued the investigation, and then someone leaked its existence to the media. Another declassified document shows that, after the New York Times ran a leaked story on the investigation, even Strzok had balked at the account as misleading and inaccurate. His early 2017 memo affirmed that there was no evidence of any individuals in contact with Russians. This information came as the collusion stories were turning into a frenzy that would last years.

    Fourth, the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller and inspectors general found no evidence of collusion or knowing contact between the Trump campaign and Russian officials. What inspectors general did find were false statements or possible criminal conduct by Comey and others. While unable to say it was the reason for their decisions, they also found statements of animus against Trump and his campaign by the FBI officials who were leading the investigation. Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein testified he never would have approved renewal of the FISA surveillance and encouraged further investigation into such bias.

    Finally, Obama and Biden were aware of the investigation, as were the administration officials who publicly ridiculed Trump when he said there was spying on his campaign. Others, like House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, declared they had evidence of collusion but never produced it. Countless reporters, columnists, and analysts still continue to deride, as writer Max Boot said it, the spinning of “absurd conspiracy theories” about how the FBI “supposedly spied on the Trump campaign.”

    Willful blindness has its advantages. The media covered the original leak and the collusion narrative, despite mounting evidence that it was false. They filled hours of cable news shows and pages of print with a collusion story discredited by the FBI. Virtually none of these journalists or experts have acknowledged that the collusion leaks were proven false, let alone pursue the troubling implications of national security powers being used to target the political opponents of an administration. But in Washington, success often depends not on what you see but what you can unsee.

    • benr February 14, 2024 at 10:31 am #

      As has been said all along the Russian collusion delusion was a joke made up from thin air but how many of these dim idiot Demo supporters still believe this utter fabrication?

      Certainly, the legion of dunce does.

    • benr February 14, 2024 at 10:34 am #

      \\\\\\https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/509002-more-willful-blindness-by-the-media-on-spying-by-obama-administration/

      So they have made all this up but we are expected to believe the weaponization of the DOJ and court systems to go after the Donald is not fabricated as well?

      But but 91 counts of crap is yep still 91 counts of crap.

      • benr February 14, 2024 at 10:39 am #

        but but he was impeached twice!

        Yep on things Joe Biden HAS actually done.
        One of which he publicly bragged at a CFR convention about.

        \\\\https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4820105/user-clip-biden-tells-story-ukraine-prosecutor-fired

        Do I think they’re—I think the Donbas has potential to be able to be solved, but it takes two things. One of those things is missing now. And that is I’m desperately concerned about the backsliding on the part of Kiev in terms of corruption. They made—I mean, I’ll give you one concrete example. I was—not I, but it just happened to be that was the assignment I got. I got all the good ones. And so I got Ukraine. And I remember going over, convincing our team, our leaders to—convincing that we should be providing for loan guarantees. And I went over, I guess, the 12th, 13th time to Kiev. And I was supposed to announce that there was another billion-dollar loan guarantee. And I had gotten a commitment from Poroshenko and from Yatsenyuk that they would take action against the state prosecutor. And they didn’t.

        So they said they had—they were walking out to a press conference. I said, nah, I’m not going to—or, we’re not going to give you the billion dollars. They said, you have no authority. You’re not the president. The president said—I said, call him. (Laughter.) I said, I’m telling you, you’re not getting the billion dollars. I said, you’re not getting the billion. I’m going to be leaving here in, I think it was about six hours. I looked at them and said: I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money. Well, son of a bitch. (Laughter.) He got fired. And they put in place someone who was solid at the time.

        The above was actually about the Burisma company his son was directly involved in by the way.

        Nope no quid pro quo here nothing to see move along.

        • benr February 15, 2024 at 4:01 pm #

          As expected nothing from Mike Sherman aka Majella.
          Crickets chirp chirp chirp.

          What an utter coward.

          • Mike Sherman February 15, 2024 at 6:31 pm #

            I see you’ve got your little plastic scissors & bottle of paste out again, benr. You could summarize, you know, if you had any command of English.

            “This is largely just red meat and bluster the do-nothing Dems own the Senate.

            This is a perfect example of how a small and closed mind thinks.

            The ‘do-nothing’ Dems offered the MAGAts what they wanted – nay, demanded! – on the border, but the House GOP Organ-Monkey won’t bring it to the vote because it would pass and that would upset Orange Jesus.

            Meanwhile, the MAGAts impeach Mayorkas because they don’t like what he’s been doing – that is, he’s probably shitty at his job – but that is not an impeachable offense. What a fucking JOKE the RNC in the House is.

          • benr February 15, 2024 at 7:13 pm #

            The mental midget ignored it all.

  63. SoftStarLight February 14, 2024 at 11:49 am #

    Today is a depressing day but I spoke with a friend who is married and she said it wasn’t much better for her so we chuckled.

    • Jarek February 14, 2024 at 1:19 pm #

      Women want to be supported or have kids, so they get desperate as 30 approaches and/or all their friends are getting married. So they marry one of their simps or orbiters since they couldn’t lock Chad down. They despise the loser and will cheat on him. Leave him in a heartbeat if they can lock some Chad down. Or just get so bored they decide to cash out. Or if he is “holding them back” by losing his job or getting sick. Or is she starts making more money than him.

      A good provider, a human doing not being, is valuable even if he doesn’t elicit tingles. But if he fails in his providing, why keep him?

      • SoftStarLight February 14, 2024 at 1:37 pm #

        Who are you talking to? Yourself?

        • Jarek February 14, 2024 at 1:44 pm #

          Too much (truth)?

          • SoftStarLight February 14, 2024 at 2:02 pm #

            No because I don’t embrace that. My feelings and thoughts are not prepackaged templates.

          • Jarek February 14, 2024 at 2:30 pm #

            No fallen human nature? A nonpareil? Or a loup-garou? What do you do on full moon nights?

            Our pundits says that about 10% of women are willing/able to see man as human beings and not just as human doings. You may be one of the Elect.

          • TruthSeeker1986 February 14, 2024 at 4:12 pm #

            @Jarek

            Pornography and stuff like Onlyfans has shown a lot of truth in what you say and I noticed it on a global scale.

            Those women are in no hurry to lock a man down. I believe the women you speak of are mostly the average every day kind of women that work at places like Amazon, Walmart vs the OF whores that still look sexy at 30 and can get any man they want even with the fake body’s most of them have.

            It really isn’t that hard for them to lock down a chad or tyrone as people like to call them. The thing is, those guys will just use them for sex, get bored and find another woman regardless of how sexy she is. My cousin was like this, he would never commit to any woman and he dated a lot of good looking women, White, Asians, etc and he did the same thing to all of them, pumped and dumped their asses…. The guy was fit, in good shape, tall and is now covered in tattoos. Could get any girl he wanted, would even hang up the phone in their faces and they would call him right back.

            He told me himself “Women aint shit, I just want to mess around.” I was always the nice guy, treating women too much like a human being and all I ever got in return was abused, mistreated, and fucking cheated on while the men like my cousin were the complete opposite of that getting respect for being heartless.. He even met some girl that tried to spoil him financially and he never asked her to do it but she did it anyways… Point is, Western women are assholes so they are attracted to assholes. Treat them too nicely they walk all over you and show very little respect….

          • TruthSeeker1986 February 14, 2024 at 4:20 pm #

            @Jarek

            You also have those type of women that purposely get involved with bad men because they believe it’s a challenge, and want to try to change them into a “good person.” If they succeed at that, they get bored and try to find another “bad boy or thug” type and repeat the same shit. It’s like some kind of game to them or something. And trad women really aren’t much better, some times they try to save face, will even socialize and pick of similar crap habits from Liberal/leftist type women. And yeah if a woman is making more than a guy, that seems to be a problem with a lot of high maintenance women…

            I know for a fact it’s a huge issue in places like China. There was a documentary on it that showed all these successful Chinese women with high paying careers, and all they did was belittle men that earned less than they did, were extremely picky, and judgemental toward any man that couldn’t compete with their own bank statement. These kind of women deserve to be alone, and that’s exactly what they were doing too…

            Whining and complaining about not being able to find a man because they overlooked every single one that couldn’t match their own finances and viewed such men as beneath them. This is part of the reason a lot of high profile men can’t stand career driven women. They’ll say something like “Men are just intimidated by me!” No they know you suck and turn everything into a competition, people work to live not to be married to their careers unless they are that damn boring and have no life outside of working and making lots of money.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle February 14, 2024 at 9:55 pm #

            I once had a girlfriend say she wanted me to ‘take care of her’. I replied, ‘Honey, I can hardly take care of myself.’.

          • SoftStarLight February 15, 2024 at 12:31 am #

            lol maybe once you begin to act human then I will see you as human

          • Jarek February 15, 2024 at 2:02 pm #

            That’s so big of you. Another giant emo. But you said maybe, that means maybe not. You’re keeping the power! Not sharing…..

    • Paula D February 14, 2024 at 3:46 pm #

      Today is depressing because it’s Valentine’s Day?

      Try not to let the chocolate and flower profiteers make you sad.
      It’s just another day, and you don’t have to have anyone buy you stuff to prove your worth.

      I’m sorry about your friends. A fire is an exceptionally horrible way to die.

      • SoftStarLight February 15, 2024 at 12:39 am #

        For various reasons but Valentine’s Day did appear as a variable in the overall equation. I tend to either have booms or busts with holidays. This particular one was partially regrettable and partially unforgettable. Those cute and zany little sayings and phrases on the inside of the dove chocolate (dark) wrappers are amusing.

        Anyhoo enough about me. Thank you for acknowledging. Both dear friends and horrible circumstances. I was thinking about them this morning and it was overwhelming with everything else going on.

  64. SoftStarLight February 14, 2024 at 11:59 am #

    Sometimes it feels like the universe doesn’t want you to have anything good. And it feels like you are never treated as well as others or receive the deference they receive. I miss my friend who committed suicide and my friend who was burned alive in a house fire. So many things are too difficult to understand or make sense of. There is a lot of strength in arriving at a place where you no longer care to please, to be liked or loved. It is often the hardest thing to simply be.

    • JohnAZ February 14, 2024 at 12:54 pm #

      The source of evil is inherent to Man. It is in our innate beings. God gives us an alternative, Good.

      It is up to us as individuals to make the choice.

      • SoftStarLight February 14, 2024 at 1:39 pm #

        Yes it is up to individuals to make choices but there are many choices that are made that individuals have no say so in. You don’t choose where you are born, the family you are born into, the body you are born into, the class you are born into and so on and so forth. Maybe it is up to you to work with what you have but absolutely not, many choices are made without your consent or even awareness.

        • Jarek February 14, 2024 at 1:52 pm #

          People often say that trouble came out of nowhere. Often not true. They just weren’t watching. Awareness varies tremendously. Someone with vision would have noticed the guys giving them hard stares at the party or in the bar – and gotten out before trouble started.

          As for the existential stuff, God is to blame (Abrahamic religions) for putting certain souls in horrendous conditions or it’s the individual’s own bad karma for their evil deeds in the past. The latter is far more logical and just. Especially considering the doctrine of one shot mortality and eternal hell.

          As the East says, want to know your past lives? Look in the mirror. Want to know your future lives? Look in the mirror.

          • SoftStarLight February 14, 2024 at 2:07 pm #

            That’s just another way to say everything is your fault. And it is not. After all, I’m certain you would be quick to let me know I am not the center of the universe. So therefore everything cannot be anyone’s fault except maybe the maker of things. But I don’t pretend to understand all of that or to make concrete assertions. At the same time that is not to say people shouldn’t try to do and be their best. But I have many questions of the whys and what fors. I’m glad others are comfortable within their knowledge.

          • Jarek February 14, 2024 at 6:18 pm #

            If everything was our fault, then we could begin to improve our lives. That would be good news, not bad.

            But there are the gods to take in to account (nature), and and of course other beings. What about group karma? We may be innocent but our nation or group may not be.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle February 14, 2024 at 10:05 pm #

            I ‘concluded’ (so to speak, because it isn’t a hard one, written in stone) that we have both free will and don’t– both deterministic and indeterministic at the same time, depending on the levels, whether classical or quantum…

            I suspect that it is infinity– if the universe is infinite (and it looks like it is)– that breaks, or is a release valve from, absolute determinism, since what goes into our behaviors cannot be fundamentally resolved because, as they say, ‘It’s turtles all the way down.’– that is, infinity is unresolvable. We can only deal with probability, which is where we get at quantum levels.

            So, what does this have to do with what we’re talking about here you may wonder?

            I wonder the same thing.

          • SoftStarLight February 15, 2024 at 12:47 am #

            That sugar coating is so sweet. After a bit of pondering I’m warming up to the idea. After all if everything is one’s fault then that one must be pretty powerful.

          • Ron Anselmo February 15, 2024 at 2:29 am #

            Yes, Dreamy, you just closed the circle.

      • Jarek February 14, 2024 at 1:55 pm #

        Lent isn’t as much fun as Mardi Gras, but it’s far more valuable.

        • Ron Anselmo February 15, 2024 at 5:56 pm #

          Agree – strength built through denial – more meaningful than “fun”.

  65. SoftStarLight February 14, 2024 at 12:23 pm #

    I have often found that people cast judgement in a very casual way never imagining their own role in the things they complain about. The accumulative affect of judgement internalized can render one nearly mute. A shell of who they really are. Meanwhile those who sit in judgement enjoy their indulgence as they step on you. For whatever reason it makes me think of an oldie from Tori Amos.

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    • beantownbill. February 14, 2024 at 2:13 pm #

      I’m breaking my silence (having too much fun here in Florida to post) to wish you a happy Valentine Day. You won’t be aware of it, but I sent you a virtual box of hi-quality chocolates and a dozen roses, so virtually enjoy them (lol). Being happy is the most important of them all, even though it is not possible every minute. You may think you are alone, but you’re not.

      • SoftStarLight February 15, 2024 at 12:53 am #

        You’re so sweet Bill. I so appreciate your Valentine’s wish via osmosis. I hope you and your wife have had a lovely Valentine’s Day and vacay etc etc.

  66. JohnAZ February 14, 2024 at 12:51 pm #

    Benr

    You have described in detail what happens when a uniparty power situation is in process of taking over. They end up having control of everything, including the small amount of the former opposition.

    We’re moving into an autocracy or even a dictatorship now, as the Uniparty has discovered that as they create problems, they can convince everyone that only they have the answers. Positive feedback.

    We are stuck as I know of only one guy that an block the transition to Uniparty, They are doing everything they can to block his re-ascension, as they know he will do what he can to stop the change.

    It is a measure of how much the demographics have changed as the public tioday is a Dee dent on the government, exactly what the uniparty wants.

    All the old timers, do you remember the difference between the USSR government and the USA in the 50-70s. Has that situation reversed?

    • TruthSeeker1986 February 14, 2024 at 4:27 pm #

      @JohnAZ

      I don’t know John, Trump can’t be president forever. If he blocks them then what? What happens after his terms are up? Defeating corruption in America is downright impossible. It’s like how the war in Mexico between the gov and the cartels will never come to an end, it’ll go on forever mostly because there is too much corruption in Mexico. And you have gov officials and authority figureheads who are often helping criminals, getting paid by them, and so on…America really is no different except the corruption here seems a lot deeper than the corruption In Mexico.

    • Mike Sherman February 14, 2024 at 4:44 pm #

      So, Drumpf needs to be elected to SAVE the USA from Dictatorship? Hahaha….

      • benr February 14, 2024 at 6:44 pm #

        Well John you have have an admirer the legion of dunce is following you around.

        Hey lil Mikey how about them Democrats admitting they care more about the illegal aliens coming into the country than they do the people already here and voting for their corrupt asses!

        I notice you avoid addressing the reality Democrats are dirty to the core.
        I am starting to believe the rumor LBJ actually did have Mr. Kennedy murdered.
        They seem to lie about everything they are for sure trying to jail their enemies.
        That is the next step after jailing the enemies with fake charges, kangaroo courts and investigations.

        • Mike Sherman February 15, 2024 at 6:21 pm #

          Oh, forgive me!

          I almost forgot…Drumpf has immunity from all laws & conventions because…yeah, why IS that?

          How come you MAGAts have abandoned the Rule of Law as a civilized operating system?

          Your standard drivel about Drumpf being persecuted rather than prosecuted is worn out, wee benr. There were grand juries and evidence was presented before the indictments were issued, decisions that were arrived at based on the facts (not that you’d get it, because you can no longer distinguish the difference between an actual fact and a Newsmax talking point).

          In the highly unlikely event that Drumpf gets elected in November, you’ll for sure be at the front of the crowd crowing for extra-judicial punishments – lynchings I’m guessing would be your preferred party trick.

          • benr February 15, 2024 at 7:24 pm #

            Too bad all the cases are falling apart.
            The little weasel has all but conceded his side is now on the ropes.

            Lying and cheating eventually comes back to bite one on the posterior.
            No worries your personal time is coming as well.
            I do hope you like crow.

  67. Ron Anselmo February 14, 2024 at 1:27 pm #

    Owl – don’t get stuck, below from an article today on ZH.

    German Interior Minister Nancy Faeser:

    “No one who donates to a right-wing extremist organization should be able to rely on remaining undiscovered,” said Frazer, adding that she’s actively working with regional authorities to prevent right-wing ‘extremists’ from entering or leaving the country.

    Be careful, you RWE, you.

    • Paula D February 14, 2024 at 3:49 pm #

      “No one who donates to a right wing extremist organization”, says the German whose country has donated millions of Euros and tons of military equipment to the Nazis in Ukraine.

      Ironic.

      • benr February 14, 2024 at 6:45 pm #

        These are the same group of people squealing about punching nazis.

    • Night Owl February 14, 2024 at 6:28 pm #

      Her name is Nancy Faeser.

      She is a neo-Stasi type, and of course a member of the German SPD party, which are more or less neo-Nazis in denial. Here the “Gutmenschen” are still convinced that the National Socialists were right wing.

      • Night Owl February 14, 2024 at 6:29 pm #

        Ignore line one. I saw a Frazer and went to correct.

        • Ron Anselmo February 14, 2024 at 11:58 pm #

          Frazer was in the body, but it was C&P from ZH, so it’s on them. They could use Q for sure – loosy-goosy on their write-ups sometimes.

          • Night Owl February 15, 2024 at 6:20 am #

            ZH is terrible, yes.

  68. Beryl of Oyl February 14, 2024 at 2:19 pm #

    I see Judicial Watch is reporting that Secretary Mayorkas is the person who decided that RFK Jr. should not have Secret Service protection.

    Bobby got in the way of the plans for the invasion just a little bit.

  69. Beryl of Oyl February 14, 2024 at 2:24 pm #

    A hell of a lot of news today about that binder they may have been looking for when Mar-a-Lago was raided.

    Mr. Kunstler wrote about that a while back, didn’t he?

    He also mentioned related stories by Sundance over at the Conservative Treehouse.

    Much theorizing going on about why we are hearing about this now, and what they are trying to pull.

  70. Night Owl February 14, 2024 at 6:22 pm #

    “Today a law was passed in France qualifying any opposition to mRNA-LNP injections as a “sectarian aberration”. It carries a penalty of up to 3 years’ imprisonment and 45,000 euros.

    ‘It will not tolerate any criticism of the therapeutic treatments which will be recommended or made obligatory by the state. Any person who dares to openly criticize these therapies will be liable to fines and imprisonment.’”

    Curious what our resident pincushions think about this? Slur? Muh’ Jello? Bill?

    https://twitter.com/KLVeritas/status/1757891479119298723

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    • TruthSeeker1986 February 14, 2024 at 6:53 pm #

      France sounds like such a shitty and awful place.

      • Night Owl February 15, 2024 at 6:19 am #

        France is one of the most beautiful countries on the planet and has a quality of life most Americans could only dream about.

        That said, the globalists running the show are determined to change that.

    • GreenAlba February 15, 2024 at 6:52 am #

      Hard to know what to say – that’s beyond shocking. France is my home from home, although I haven’t been for years (meant to be meeting up with my student flat mates in October, though, in Ceret! – We’ll see what the travel restrictions are like by then. I heard there will be finger-printing for travellers by October.

      None of the three of them has any idea what’s going on, including the one who lives in Paris. She has a daughter who is a paediatric nurse, so you’d think something would have filtered through. Having said that, Sandi Adams (who’s been speaking against Agenda 21 for over 15 years) said that her daughter (nurse or midwife, can’t remember) used to talk to her about ‘vaccine’ harms she was seeing, then suddently clammed up – she reckons they’ve been warned about talking, even to family (that’s in England).

  71. Night Owl February 14, 2024 at 6:30 pm #

    Another good podcast from Nicola Charles on the state of the world.

    https://rumble.com/v4d2sjx-he-who-owns-the-world-captures-it.html

  72. The Man They Call Zazelle February 14, 2024 at 7:39 pm #

    “…Love as we’re falling down…” ~ Adorations, by Killing Joke

  73. elysianfield February 14, 2024 at 8:44 pm #

    Well, ladies and germs;

    You have, by now, heard the terrible news about the shooting in Kansas City, where it is suspected that Canadian Anarchists* shot up a parade, killing and wounding several.

    I feel I have to do something, something that, well, defines me as a good person, with empathy. What to do? As you all KNOW, I have already given up all my guns, you know, to make the streets safer. I have decided to…go out and buy several weapons so that I can give them up, in solidarity to the victims.

    And, you know, to save the children….

    *Maybe…who knows?

    • Mike Sherman February 14, 2024 at 8:48 pm #

      Thoughts and prayers, right?

    • The Man They Call Zazelle February 14, 2024 at 9:43 pm #

      Weed-wackers At Whipple

      At this rate, we may eventually also need more localized/smaller-scale foundries (as opposed to founder/flounders) and blacksmiths for our scythes for the flour for our chocolate chunk cookies and whatnot, as a weed-wacker/whipper-snipper, for examples, given their greater complexities and dependencies on JIT supply chains, may prove increasingly unavailing.

      So what’s the punchline?

      Could the, or a, Grim Reaper ever use a weedwacker/whipper-snipper for the Kansas City task in a small town like Whipple City?

      • The Man They Call Zazelle February 14, 2024 at 9:44 pm #

        “Formerly known as Whipple City, Greenwich… is a village in Washington County, New York, United States. It is part of the Glens Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area. The village population was 1,777 at the 2010 census.” ~ Wikipedia

    • stelmosfire February 15, 2024 at 9:53 am #

      I’m thinking when we get the details this will all be collateral damage from a local beef with lead flying everywhere in a crowd. A sure recipe for disaster.

    • Jarek February 15, 2024 at 1:24 pm #

      When the 18 Wheeler driven by a Jihadi was mowing French shoppers down, the Frenchmen didn’t lack courage, they lacked the means (guns) to stop him.

    • The Man They Call Zazelle February 15, 2024 at 7:06 pm #

      Everyone with guns is anarchy.

  74. sadlycdn February 14, 2024 at 9:16 pm #

    So there you go…..you want more money for Ukraine…..you want a good reason to go after dissent…….viola…..mission accomplished……America can now stop pretending they dont want war with Russia…how can you not support going after Putin when he’s going to nuke us from the moon….now Tucker is aiding the enemy and needs to be jailed immediately….it’s treasonous…..now more than ever we need James Bond….pls save us….

    • SoftStarLight February 15, 2024 at 1:03 am #

      I know right. Like omg whatever will we do if the big ole deep state doesn’t protect us from the Putin boogeyman!? I don’t need a savior. I’m thinking of learning to play the ukulele lol. Iow one way to break the propaganda is to refuse to live in fear. That’s required for their system to work.

    • TruthSeeker1986 February 15, 2024 at 5:00 am #

      I don’t think Putin would nuke the U.S. directly, people keep assuming that he would do that. He fought Ukraine and tried his damnest to avoid civilian causalities. If he nuked the U.S. he would be better off hitting the assholes in D.C. vs randomly hitting those of us who aren’t messing with them. Likewise I pray no one ever uses a nuclear weapon, at least not while I’m still living on earth. If they want to show out and be stupid fucks, do it when those of us here are dead already.

  75. benr February 14, 2024 at 10:06 pm #

    This dumb cow wants $50 an hour for minimum wage never connecting the dots.
    How stupid are these people?
    This just in the $200 dollar big mac and the $20,000 a month studio apartment.
    For fucks sake the picture of this stupid cow.

    \\\Calif: Dem Rep. Barbara Lee Defends Demand To Make Minimum Wage $50/Hour

    Rep. Barbara Lee justified her call for a $50 federal minimum wage this week by pointing out how expensive living expenses are in her state.

    The statements were made during a Senate debate in which the Democrat opponents of Representative Lee (D-Calif) demanded minimum hourly pay between $20 and $25.

    “I know what worker productivity means, and that means that you have to make sure your employees are taken care of and have a living wage,” Rep. Lee said.

    Later, while citing a United Way report, the official went on to say that $127,000 is “just barely enough to get by” for a family of four in the San Francisco Bay Area.

    Additionally, Lee used another example to assert that someone earning $104,000 a year would be considered low-income in the state.

    “Just do that math. Just do that math,” Rep. Lee said. “Of course we have national minimum wages that we need to raise to a living wage. You’re talking about 20, 25 dollars, fine. But I have got to be focused on what California needs and what the affordability factor is when we calculate this wage.”

    Lee is currently running to replace Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein, who died last year in 2023. Sen. Laphonza Butler (D-Calif) has decided not to seek reelection.

    Meanwhile, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) mocked the idea and jokingly posted, “Why not $500 per hour?” on social media on Tuesday.

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    • The Man They Call Zazelle February 14, 2024 at 11:19 pm #

      “A cooperative (also known as co-operative, co-op, or coop) is ‘an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly owned and democratically-controlled enterprise’. Cooperatives are democratically controlled by their members, with each member having one vote in electing the board of directors. Cooperatives may include:

      • Businesses owned and managed by the people who consume their goods and/or services (a consumer cooperative)
      • Businesses where producers pool their output for their common benefit (a producer cooperative)
      • Businesses owned and managed by the people who work there (a worker cooperative)
      • Businesses where members pool their purchasing power (a purchasing cooperative)…” ~ Wikipedia

      • Jarek February 15, 2024 at 1:27 pm #

        Or a chicken coop. All the chickens are equal!

        • The Man They Call Zazelle February 15, 2024 at 7:12 pm #

          Cute! ^u^

      • elysianfield February 15, 2024 at 2:22 pm #

        .• Businesses owned and managed by the people who consume their goods and/or services (a consumer cooperative)
        • Businesses where producers pool their output for their common benefit (a producer cooperative)
        • Businesses owned and managed by the people who work there (a worker cooperative)
        • Businesses where members pool their purchasing power (a purchasing cooperative)…”
        .World Government when human nature changes. allowing anarchy to blossom.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle February 15, 2024 at 7:11 pm #

          Everyone with guns is anarchy; State gun-control is not.

          Self-defense is anarchy. It’s a human right.

          • elysianfield February 15, 2024 at 8:53 pm #

            Self defense and gun ownership are choices and actions…

            What you are describing is a political system, and those actions will not scale, nor would any sentient person think they could.

            Oh, and that “human right” thing? Guaranteed by a secular higher authority than “muh freedoms….”.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle February 15, 2024 at 10:10 pm #

            Self-defence as a human right goes without saying, except with people like you apparently.

            State gun-control tramples people’s right to self-defence, and of course tramples people’s rights in many other regards too…

            Which is probably in part why the State doesn’t appear to scale, if history is any indication.

            Anarchy, OTOH, might.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle February 15, 2024 at 10:15 pm #

            Oh and the right to self-defence doesn’t need an external authority. It’s intrinsic.

    • TruthSeeker1986 February 15, 2024 at 4:56 am #

      @Benr

      It’s never going to happen, how can they afford to pay that much to every single person working in CA? They just want an excuse to tax people way more which is exactly what they’ll do. You’ll be earning $50.00 an hour, sounds great. But then when tax day come they’ll just gank squad your ass down to 60% of that income you made, so basically you’ll be still earning way less than $50 an hour because the state would steal a vast majority of it from you and then hand it to the illegal assholes and the rest goes to Israel. Fuck these people. Who are they trying to fool?

      • sadlycdn February 15, 2024 at 8:13 am #

        It’s California Dreaming…..when I heard the 50 bucks thingy…I went to a Church..yes I did…I stopped along the way…when I got down on my bended knees and I began to pray….

        • messianicdruid February 15, 2024 at 10:16 am #

          “Stopped into a church
          I passed along the way
          Well, I got down on my knees (got down on my knees)
          >>>> And I pretend to pray (I pretend to pray)
          You know the preacher liked the cold (preacher liked the cold)
          He knows I’m gonna stay (knows I’m gonna stay)
          California dreamin’ (California dreamin’)
          On such a winter’s day”

          A common error.

          • Jarek February 15, 2024 at 1:29 pm #

            He pretends to preach. We pretend to pray. He preys for real though. What do we do for real?

        • elysianfield February 15, 2024 at 2:11 pm #

          Well they saw you go to church,
          Ferals living down the way,
          Yeah, they looking for a payday,
          Soon they’ll begin to prey….

        • elysianfield February 15, 2024 at 2:15 pm #

          “He preys for real though. What do we do for real?”

          He pretends to be celibate, we….

      • benr February 15, 2024 at 8:28 am #

        On the one hand she is actually right $50 an hour is peanuts in California but the real issue here is the business just passes the costs on to paying customer.

        Those of us that already made what was decent livable wage at one point $30 $40 $50 $60 an hour never see an increase in our wages when the minimum gets bumped up.

        I am seeing full blown net admin jobs paying as little as $25 an hour which is an insult for the amount of work and time involved to learn the trade.
        Most fast food outfits now pay $20 an hour the increase in wage has not actually helped anyone in fact it has only hurt everyone.

        The cost of everything associated with that increase has been staggered up along with the increase in fuel costs to get it there.

        I remember the sticker shock of going to get a nasty five guys burger fries and drink being $20 bucks for lunch and thinking that’s insane even with all the free peanuts and this was in 2010 just after Obama started destroying the economy.
        Now that is an average cost of a bad lunch pretty much everywhere.
        I have already seen a lot of businesses give up and simply close shop because they can’t afford to hire people and pay the exorbitant space rent.
        The people they get don’t want to work, have bad attitudes, are all tatted up, purple hair, earrings hanging out of their face, call in constantly, and the customer service from most of them is appalling.

        • Jarek February 15, 2024 at 1:31 pm #

          Wages must keep up with costs. Economics 101 as if people mattered.

          The Marketplace insures no such thing. Government can and must. The old Democrats knew this and did some good work in this regard – before they went insane and evil.

          • TruthSeeker1986 February 15, 2024 at 3:25 pm #

            @Benr

            too be fair the wages will get lower because of these illegals. I just want someone to financially bankrupt the billionaire class, steal all their shit and make it impossible for them to amass so much money ever again.

  76. The Man They Call Zazelle February 14, 2024 at 10:58 pm #

    I’m not a ‘catch’. Not a flounder. So yes, in that sense they don’t like me. A marriage ring should be put thru the nose of any man foolish enough to submit to it. Because that’s the inner truth of it.” ~ Jarek

    Maybe one day, or aeon, there will evolve a breakaway population of humanoid where the females and children are in these social contexts, and where the males, who are, in today’s context, hermits, only appear during estrus and then disappear again.

    😀

    Somewhat more seriously, though, maybe by the time the former single moms are in their forties and their perpetually-fatherless adult children have all staggered out of their pseudo-homes for the joke for a non-community that passes for the current ‘culture’, some women will have a little more sense knocked into them and may likely be looking for the kind of man/relationship that bears little resemblance to the one the delivered their children.

    Have you looked into it?

    • The Man They Call Zazelle February 14, 2024 at 11:10 pm #

      Following up from the above, we could even get yet another breakaway humanoid population where there are 2 different sets/types of males; the ‘Tyrones’ or ‘Chads’ who like sex but not commitment and so take care of women’s reproductive cycle/era, after which time as the ‘Neds’ and ‘Hermans’ enter the picture and take care of the women’s post-menopausal/post-children needs, well into old age.

      • Ron Anselmo February 14, 2024 at 11:50 pm #

        Zazzy – you may be on to something – kinda’ like a pinch-runner in baseball. The big hitter smashes a triple (MO?) then a pinch-runner comes in to run from 3rd base to home?

        • The Man They Call Zazelle February 15, 2024 at 2:52 am #

          That’s a good analogy.

          We could run that simulation over time, but it would get too bogged down too fast in this era we’re in, with new niches opening up as fast as others shut down.

          • Ron Anselmo February 15, 2024 at 9:48 am #

            A little edgy, but I figured Jim being a big baseball fan and all, would let ‘er rip.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle February 15, 2024 at 7:17 pm #

            Oh he is? I didn’t know that. I dislike watching it, but love playing it, casually. It’s as much an excuse to get together and socialize in the nice weather as it is a sport.

          • Ron Anselmo February 16, 2024 at 9:09 am #

            Zazzy – that may be the logical association – nice weather.

            Baseball = Spring
            Spring = Nice Weather
            Therefore, Baseball = Spring

      • Soul Forensics February 15, 2024 at 1:52 am #

        Zaz,

        That’s already happening now. Try to keep up.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle February 15, 2024 at 2:45 am #

          Oh no dear god no. Say it isn’t so.

      • GreenAlba February 15, 2024 at 6:36 am #

        ‘Neds’ means something entirely different where I am:

        en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ned_(Scottish)

        • The Man They Call Zazelle February 15, 2024 at 7:55 am #

          Ok, forget about Ned. You pick the second name then. Make it good.

          • GreenAlba February 15, 2024 at 11:36 am #

            ‘Tim, nice but Dim’?

            youtube.com/watch?v=CJd842n0dhQ

          • The Man They Call Zazelle February 15, 2024 at 6:44 pm #

            He, along with his fiance, are yet an entirely different adaptive, if less conscious, ‘strategy’. IOW, we still need to find a replacement for Ned… although in retrospect, I’m unsure Ned, at least in Britain or Scotland would fit in with the Hermans…

            Where do we place the Jareks?

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        ^^ Spam alert.

    • Jarek February 15, 2024 at 1:38 pm #

      Ve get too soon oldt and too late schmart. Our lives are tragically short. Such women are by then entering in to the Autumn of their lives. Few chances for romance and none for children.

      Thus the need to guide youth and shape society. As the poet said, Spring squandered cometh not again.

      For girls who want it all? Marriage and children first, then careers – if they still want them. Of course some will still go for careers first and then drastically change their minds when their clock begins to tick around 30 – and already past their prime. But at least they were guided and chose to reject the advice. All our society does now is lie to kids.

  77. Beryl of Oyl February 15, 2024 at 9:57 am #

    Another installment in my continuing rant about being lumped in with climate nutters under the umbrella of “nature lovers”-

    This is from Ian Miles Cheong on X yesterday:

    “Climate activists pour red powder on the case holding the original US Constitution at the National Archives in Washington DC. For now, it’s unclear if the document was damaged, but they were allowed to go about their protest for a time without arrest.”

    This is what Geoffrey Miller had to say about it:

    “Someone please explain to me why the security guards paid to protect the literal US Constitution did not, in fact, protect the Constitution from these narcissistic sociopaths.”

    That term- “narcissistic sociopaths”, expresses what these ‘climate’ protestors are better than any other description I have seen.

    There is zero chance of my ever finding common ground with these vicious and destructive criminals.

    • stelmosfire February 15, 2024 at 10:43 am #

      Why the outrage? It’s just a piece of paper. Biden and his Justice Dept. use it to wipe their collective asses.

    • sadlycdn February 15, 2024 at 11:20 am #

      I saw that yesterday also….that type of behavior is socially ok if it’s for team climate etc…..like burning a Church or starting a wildfire in my land….no interest in charging anyone or even looking for them….Hamas supporters protesting and harassing patients at Mount Sinai hospital in Toronto…..I could go on and on….Liberal Law has an army of professional shtt disturbers world wide…fighting climate requires this in the twisted minds….. our environment minister is a conviction felon who scaled the CN Tower in protest…………The US has their own wack jobs in these position and I’m sure they love these enviro terrorist….its only going to get worse …..from the……..”How dare you”..crowd

      • BackRowHeckler February 15, 2024 at 1:39 pm #

        CFNers, you ain’t seen nothing yet; wait until the Climate Corps gets fully operational. Thousands of committed young Consomals in sharp green uniforms, True Believers out to Save the Planet with the power to arrest, to investigate, to hunt down Climate Enemies in towns and cities across the US. Haven’t bought an EV yet? No solar panels on your roof, no LBGQT flag posted out front, didn’t attend the Climate Rally on the Town Green last Sunday, thermostat turned too high in winter, too low in summer? You’ve got their attention, they know your name & where you live, they’ll be paying you a visit maybe in the middle of the night… and the Grand Climate Inquisitor is building a case (against you).

        They could show up at any time, you never know. And don’t think ‘I’ve done nothing wrong I have nothing to hide’. That’s for them to determine. The way the Climate Corps looks at it, the fact that you have never been in Climate trouble before just means we haven’t scrutinized you closely enough.

        “Show me the man, I’ll show you the Climate Crime.”-John ‘Pizza Gate’ Podesta, Climate Czar.

    • SoftStarLight February 15, 2024 at 12:58 pm #

      I noticed that the security guards were black and were wearing face masks. Yep, they are still wearing face masks. I doubt they even care about the Constitution, let alone being worried about protecting it. Why would they lift a finger in the service of white supremacy?

    • Jarek February 15, 2024 at 1:51 pm #

      That’s amazing since “Blacks are pretty patriotic” (Beryl).