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Events are tending toward an unfortunate convergence that may leave the USA in a very reduced condition before the end of this year, while the “Joe Biden” government cripples all our institutions, especially the military, with race-and-gender mind-fuckery as a distraction from its own coming and untoward collapse. The “president” is back from his toilsome travels through Europe, which included a summit meeting to butter-up Vladimir Putin, hoping to possibly use Russia as a buffer against an increasingly hostile China.

In a kind of comic reversal of George W. Bush’s first meeting with Vlad Putin — “I was able to get a sense of the man’s soul,” W said — this time, Vlad looked into “Ol’ Joe’s” eyes and probably saw the ghost of Konstantin Chernenko. You may recall Ol’ Konstantin led the foundering Soviet Union for about a year, his final months from Moscow’s Central Clinical Hospital, where emphysema, congestive heart failure, and cirrhosis of the liver laid him low. “Joe Biden” did not start smoking cigarettes at age nine, as Chernenko had, but when Vlad P looked into his eyes, he probably saw a 15-watt bulb flickering within, and played him accordingly. After the summit, Vlad sized-up the “POTUS” as “professional” for the press — a witty snark, if ever there was one.

You can see a procession of events now marshaling up toward an epic storm of bad karma for this exceptional nation of ours turning the corner into summer and then the fall. Of course, the friendly news media is not fully reporting the latest institutional failure, that is, the perfidious behavior of US chief health official, Dr. Tony Fauci, who, with either stupefying naïveté or by some other motive, assisted China in the development of a bio-weapon, which China then loosed upon the USA (and everybody else). Net result: millions dead around the world, and an awful lot of people here now extremely suspicious of the vaccines being aggressively touted by the government. Meanwhile, the roughly half of the US population who took the vaxes now have to worry about what the active ingredient, a toxic spike protein, is doing to their hearts, blood vessels, brains, and other organs, and whether something worse awaits down-the-road. Has a trap been set? (We’ll get to that below.)

Just now, we have news of the strange case, revealed last week, of a “top Chinese counter-intel official,” a vice-minister of State Security, name of Dong Jingwei, defecting to the USA back in February. The strange part is that he came in from the cold to the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) because he did not trust the CIA or the FBI to be outside China’s influence, and Dong sought protection from them. More American institutional failure? This raises a whole bale of questions, including whether Dong is a double-reverse disinfo agent, or what? It is rumored that he is proffering even more sordid dirt on “Joe Biden’s” son, Hunter, than is already known from the memo-and-email cache lodged on his infamous laptop-from-hell — not just sexual escapades while in China, but details of big money deals made for the Biden family business. And not just that, but heaps more dirt on other prominent political figures paid off by China. As if the US government is not already in a bad odor with at least half the country’s citizens.

This Chinese spy tale is ripening at exactly the same time that the Maricopa County, AZ, election audit concludes phase one of its operations — scaring the panties off of the DNC and its PR staff at MSNBC, CNN, and the WashPo — with a lot of noises coming in from Georgia and Pennsylvania about likewise conducting vote audits. All that, plus Dong’s garbage barge of toxic political dirt, suggests that “Joe Biden” will have an even shorter run than Konstantin Chernenko did. We may find ourselves in an intense constitutional crisis by mid-summer. Hold that thought….

While all that is cooking on one front burner, we also have the case of the US equity markets burbling away at bubblicious highs on another burner, and therefore primed for a nauseating boil-over. Would a new and lethal government scandal supply the few extra therms for that? And by scandal, I mean something more like a broad loss of legitimacy and paralysis of the “Joe Biden” government. Also, how would a market train-wreck affect the credit markets? The US dollar? Whatever is left of the on-the-ground economy? Let’s just say it sure won’t act as a tonic for any of that; more like a slug of ethylene glycol. So now we’re talking about a simultaneous government crisis and financial crisis.

Now, consider what might happen in the fall if a potent new strain, or “third wave,” of Covid-19 virus wafts across America. We’ve already seen speculation in the medical media that the residual action of mRNA “vaccines,” if exposed to yet another novel coronavirus, might tend to whack-out the immune response of those who got vaxed, killing them, as well as killing a new cohort of victims among the unvaxed, adding up to many millions of dead Americans. How would the country manage any of this along with a twin crisis of economy and government? We couldn’t even manage the pandemic when our institutions were supposedly still functioning.

And now, consider what might happen if China decides this is a good time to gain control of Taiwan (and the world’s leading chip manufacturers). A savvy friend of the blog writes:

They’ll hit Taiwan, Guam, Vietnam, South Korea, Philippines, Australia. Iran would move to secure the overland route from China to Africa. The Israeli/Saudi coalition could stop Iran but only if China didn’t help Iran. (Iran/China are far ahead of us in drone swarm warfare.)

China could overrun all of it in a matter of weeks and establish a deep defensive perimeter before we could effectively respond.  More importantly they’ll hit our infrastructure so hard we’ll have a hard time hitting back effectively for years.

Last year pretty much exposed our weakness; now they’ll move to exploit it. They’ll not wait till 2030, as our fearless leaders are touting, otherwise we might have time to mend our ways. Sun Tzu dictates they act now. My bet is they follow his guidance. It is the one area they are most predictable. Xi is following The Art of War to the letter so far.”

Kind of makes you take a deep breath and say, Whoaaaa…?

Those are known unknowns, as Mr. Rumsfeld liked to say. Add to that the known known of the mega-drought that has already developed in the American West and its implications for the food supply (not to mention the electric supply from the great western dams and the water supply to the western mega-cities). And add to that the extremely bad mood the various ethnic and racial groups remain in, due to the years-long DNC-Marxist fermentation of hatred among us. It all boils down to something that looks like an American collapse. Just sayin’. Also sayin’ it might be a really good time to lay in a few extra bags of rice, dried beans, and chili powder to make it edible.


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  1. tractorguy June 21, 2021 at 9:49 am #

    Check out what US 2-year treasury bonds did on June 18 vs. 10 and 30 year did, blowing out exactly in opposite directions. They’re recovered somewhat, but not nearly back to where they were.

  2. Uncle Bob June 21, 2021 at 9:51 am #

    Great analysis. Hopefully things wont play out as you’ve described, but as my grandmother used to say, wish in one hand….

    With all this going on, we wonder why the Dem socialists and their allies want to disarm the general public, while also driving anyone who’s not a socialist revolutionary out of the armed forces?

    • MaryQueen June 21, 2021 at 10:47 am #

      I really wonder how the wokie bullshit is working out within the actual ranks among the soldiers.

      • Not_GeorgeT June 21, 2021 at 11:11 am #

        IMO they’re tuned in to RM and her various acolytes on other channels all spouting the same bs story. My opinion still is: they are loving it! Call it TDS, call it lack of critical thinking skills, call it inability to do independent research, or… surprise me with a twist of your wit and give it a new “creative” name. In the end, they’ll likely blame the catastrophe we are living on DJT when all comes crashing down. To do otherwise would be admitting they were “had” by a bunch of grifters playing political malfeasance and medical malpractice for fun and profit. They never admit they are wrong.

      • Amman June 22, 2021 at 7:37 am #

        Wonder no more. They are URUK-HAI. Brainless soldiers who live by the sword…

    • Hereward the Woke June 21, 2021 at 11:33 am #

      “I mean something more like a broad loss of legitimacy and paralysis of the “Joe Biden” government.”
      To lose legitimacy, you have to have it in the first place.

    • hortonz June 21, 2021 at 11:53 am #

      There’s a Canadian connection to coronavirus too, In July 2019 two Canadian government scientists were escorted out of the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg over concerns that the two had violated security protocol and leaked valuable intelligence to the Chinese government . Of course that’s only speculation at this point because the Public Health Agency of Canada refuses to release any information on why the two individuals were escorted off the property despite calls from Opposition parties in the House of Commons to release all documents related to the firings. To make matters worse the two scientists facilitated the transfer of viruses to China’s own Wuhan Institute of Virology just before the coronavirus outbreak. No information on the whereabouts of the two individuals has been made public, That’s all we know for now but stay tuned.

      • O.G. Hawkins June 21, 2021 at 11:58 am #

        No information on the whereabouts of the two individuals has been made public, That’s all we know for now but stay tuned.

        Do we know their names? Do you have a link?

        Thx

      • Pete June 21, 2021 at 1:06 pm #

        Stay tuned we will…

        it’s hard to take work serious as the world hangs in the grips of China’s Pinky and the Brain moment.

        Ding Dong
        Who’s there?
        Suitcase full of money!
        Coming!

        Jing Dong
        Who’s there?
        Giggle bytes of incriminating data!
        Er, uh, what do you want?
        Your Cooperation
        Coming!

  3. shotho June 21, 2021 at 9:52 am #

    Whew, enough to give one a bad case of the ‘I don’t cares . . . . .’ Remember the last scene in the classic movie, On The Beach – Remember Man, thou art dust . . . .

    • Coelacanth75 June 21, 2021 at 12:01 pm #

      “Remember Man, thou art butt dust…..”

      • elysianfield June 21, 2021 at 12:35 pm #

        ““Remember Man, thou art butt dust…..”

        Coelacanth,
        Excellent!

      • Pat Ormsby June 23, 2021 at 1:56 am #

        Laughing so hard I can’t remember where I put the butt duster!

  4. MaryQueen June 21, 2021 at 9:56 am #

    ” So now were talking about a simultaneous government crisis and financial crisis.”

    I guess it all has to come tumbling down. The parasites have sucked the country dry, and the husk is about to collapse.

    • O.G. Hawkins June 21, 2021 at 10:14 am #

      Well said, Mary.

      They don’t view themselves as parasites though. They were the bosses superiorly executing a plan the whole time. Satanists delight in lying Right to your face while both gas-lighting and rubbing your nose in it. They cackle in delight (like Hillary & Kamala) in their evil.

      They gather in “faggoty” Satanic Bohemian-Grove delights and together burn Care (symbolized by a giant owl) in effigy annually. They viewed us as “useless eaters” while they engineered this now dried husk.

      • MaryQueen June 21, 2021 at 10:49 am #

        They delight in stealing from, torturing and killing us. They hate us for our humanity and ability to love others. The psychos at the top don’t have that ability, so we must be made to suffer.

        • messianicdruid June 21, 2021 at 11:01 am #

          “If they hated Me they will hate you.”

          “Those that hate Me, love death.”

        • Not_GeorgeT June 21, 2021 at 11:15 am #

          At the top of what is visible reside a bunch of sociopaths.

        • Yohannon June 21, 2021 at 12:04 pm #

          Capstone Inc.

          “If the world hates you, remember, it hated me first.”

        • a kullervo June 21, 2021 at 1:53 pm #

          No, TPTB are trying to extend homo sapiens sapiens shelf life by reducing its numbers to Earth’s carrying capacity, since we are now dealing with the depletion of fossil fuels (with no other feasible energy source on sight, capable of supporting the current civilizational arrangements .)
          Just like slavery was, in the ancient times, the most humane and rational solution to deal with large numbers of war prisoners (not talking about slavery for strict economic reasons like the one that was largely deployed from the XV century onwards), the mass vaccination justified by the fake pandemic surely beats war as a means to reach the above mentioned goal.

          • Wizard of the Saddle June 23, 2021 at 8:15 am #

            Kullervo- As terrifying as this prospect may be, it is also the one that makes the most logical sense. We’re I in their (TPTB) shoes, I’d sort of be inclined to think in similar terms.

            Dramatically reducing the world’s human population through an engineered pandemic, rather than brutal warfare, not only gets the job done without overt acts of tyranny and genocide, but best of all, it largely leaves infrastructure and property assets relatively intact by NOT having various militaries wreaking vast swaths of destruction around the globe.

            At least, that’s probably the theory.

            But I think lots of smaller scale wars may break out anyway if sudden civilizational collapses on a regional scale are triggered by mass die-off’s and economic face-plants. We shall see.

            Time for another trip to the stores to lay on more prepping supplies.

          • a kullervo June 23, 2021 at 1:15 pm #

            @Wizard of the Saddle

            Thank you for the thoughtful comment.

            Yes, the localized war scenario and the emergence of multiple warlords will also be a part of this kind of projections.

            Best of wishes with the prepping.

          • MaryQueen June 23, 2021 at 11:30 pm #

            Techno-feudalism is upon us.

    • Amman June 22, 2021 at 5:04 am #

      The thought occurred to me like if there was no goverment, then a government crisis would not be possible.

  5. thirdcoastlegend June 21, 2021 at 10:00 am #

    Add Indonesia and Malaysia to the hit list because control of the Strait of Malacca is hugely important.

    • O.G. Hawkins June 21, 2021 at 10:18 am #

      “Xi is following The Art of War to the letter so far.”

      They’re playing chess while America’s Got Talent.

  6. O.G. Hawkins June 21, 2021 at 10:03 am #

    After the summit, Vlad sized-up the “POTUS” as “professional” for the press — a witty snark, if ever there was one.

    Putin always has his “too cool for school” grin.

    —–

    The USA is dust. They used it (and you) to attain their goals (established in 1717).

    You were never exceptional. That’s Just something that Bad parents tell delusional children.

    • Yohannon June 21, 2021 at 12:06 pm #

      You hate the Great City, Gotham, and its Civilization. But you cannot deny its exceptional size and power.

      • O.G. Hawkins June 21, 2021 at 8:32 pm #

        There are cities Bigger in size. There are cities Bigger in Power.

        I do not Hate but I do Believe that Americans are not exceptional (as they claim to be).

        Have you ever heard a non-American call youse guys exceptional? Even once?

        So … Maybe half of Americans think they are exceptional. If so, 2% of Earth’s population deems itself exceptional while the other 98% wish that Americans weren’t so delusional.

        • Socrates-Detroit June 21, 2021 at 11:24 pm #

          AMERICA is exceptional. The AMERICAN government leadership is unexceptional–like every great power that has come before, ancient Athens, Rome, the Byzantine Empire, the Ottoman Empire, the British Empire, it thinks it will rule forever.

          For a brief moment in time, 25-30 years ago, the USA rivaled peak Rome. Time moves faster now, so the negative parallels are happening in a more compressed time frame.

          The USA was exceptionally blessed (no natural predators, aka no enemies of consequence other than Great Britain; abundant water and farmland, and oil in the first half of the oil age).

          It was exceptionally prosperous, thanks the the above natural endowments coupled with a novel republican system of government that enabled society to convert those endowments to wealth with an exceptional proportion of that prosperity trickling to the hoi polloi , giving more people a higher standard than anywhere else.

          It is depressing that the idealized America of my parents’ young adulthood, 1948-1962, no longer exists.

          It wasn’t as good as I made it sound, but it was good. It was not fair, as we are CONSTANTLY being told–but even for the discriminatees, was there a better game on planet earth for them?

          Benjamin Franklin said, “a republic, if you can keep it”. Perhaps it really never was–perhaps it was more facade than we care to admit. In any case, we could not keep it.

          That’s my blue pill comment.

          • Wizard of the Saddle June 23, 2021 at 10:38 am #

            Socrates – I am in complete agreement you on this post. It was a great country in the mid-20th Century. The United States literally WAS the envy of the world at that point in time.

            But that America only exists now on old newsreel films and in the memories of those who are now in their golden years of life.

            It was a damn good run and a tragedy that it has all been fecklessly pissed away since 1964 by a mess of eggheads with more letters behind their names than common sense between their ears.

  7. teddyboy46 June 21, 2021 at 10:09 am #

    I would like to add a small alternative to JHKs idea that China will take Taiwan. I believe that in 1979 when James Earl Carter nullified the Mutual Defense Treaty between America and Taiwan and created the Taiwan/ America institute for economic and cultural exchange.

    It was then in 1979 that China and Taiwan reached and agreement. I offer as my proofs these facts.

    1. Taiwan produces 85% of the worlds computer chips. Which means they make them for China too.

    2. Foxconn which is owned by Taiwan operates factories in mainland China and everywhere else. Coming soon to Wisconsin.

    3. All Apple products have been and are manufactured in China, and everyone else’s computers that are sold in America even to the American military.

    IMHO China has already won the war without firing a shot.

    • O.G. Hawkins June 21, 2021 at 10:22 am #

      Is it even fair to call it “War”?

      China owns the USA. THEY BOUGHT IT FAIR AND SQUARE AND HAVE YOUR T-BILLS TO PROVE IT.

      You sold your country for 3 decades of everyday low prices.

      Good one.

      • hmuller June 21, 2021 at 10:56 am #

        Weekend at Biden’s Oh look the cadaver’s mouth moves and there’s a Chinese hand up his butt. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8NoI_foKDY

      • messianicdruid June 21, 2021 at 10:57 am #

        “You sold your country for 3 decades of everyday low prices.”

        “The land shall be divided and never sold.”

        You cannot sell what you do not own. You can steal it and then pretend to sell it. Fraud vitiates all contracts. Using FRNs or T-bills is fraud.

        • Yohannon June 21, 2021 at 12:08 pm #

          In other words, we don’t own it either. Neither to the Indians. God owns it. That brings us back to Square One since the Chinese, Indians, and Globalists don’t believe in your God.

          • O.G. Hawkins June 21, 2021 at 12:18 pm #

            And have all the T-Bills.

          • messianicdruid June 21, 2021 at 12:43 pm #

            We are stewards.

          • Yohannon June 21, 2021 at 1:29 pm #

            Don’t play with words, messi. Who gets to steward what pieces of land and how much?

          • SvrzoH June 21, 2021 at 1:55 pm #

            Speaking of God, whom he wants to destroy he makes him proud first.
            “We’re #1! (in everything)” decade after decade. Remember those?

      • Beryl of Oyl June 21, 2021 at 11:06 am #

        I don’t know a single person who ever wanted any of that cheap Chinese crap.

        We didn’t do this to ourselves, for “cheap consumer goods”.

        Those sneakers and iPhones aren’t what I’d call inexpensive.

        • O.G. Hawkins June 21, 2021 at 12:22 pm #

          You don’t know a single person who ever shopped at Walmart? I find that hard to Believe.

          Those sneakers & iPhones are WAY less expensive made in sweat shops in China and then shipped 7,000 miles to a Walmart in Des Moines than if they were made in South Chicago.

          Think about that.

          • Beryl of Oyl June 21, 2021 at 12:59 pm #

            That is not what I said and you know it.

            I do not know a single person who preferred the cheap crap made in China when they could still buy the other stuff.

            When Sam Walton was still in charge, Walmart had more American merchandise than many other places.

            When sneakers were still made here it was possible to get quality and a reasonable price.

            USPS gave China a break on shipping here, that Americans did not get to ship there.,

          • draupnir June 21, 2021 at 2:31 pm #

            That’s blaming the victims for their victimization, Hawkins. Consider that our wages have not increased in over thirty years. A good third of the country would not have any stuff at all, if not for those low, low prices. I, myself, prefer to use a crappy electric chopper that I have to replace every six months or so, rather than finely chop my carrots and celery. I use it to make soda crackers into crumbs, as well. I would hand chop my veggies it cost $50, but for $10, I go for the convenience. I just bought a new one. I hope it lasts, because I’m sure I won’t be able to afford it next time around.

          • O.G. Hawkins June 21, 2021 at 8:47 pm #

            I am not assigning blame. I am merely pointing out what has transpired.

            America ran World-record trade deficits for 3 decades consuming Chinese shit for everyday low prices and paid for it all with IOUs (T-Bills). Now the bills are due and the consumer is pissed at the credit card company.

            I Really don’t understand your disagreement, Beryl. Yes, Walmart et al migrated from American-made to China-made – that’s what we are discussing.

      • Wizard of the Saddle June 23, 2021 at 10:44 am #

        O.G. – Correct, but won’t it be interesting to see what happens when the US Govt finally goes into sovereign default and tells China, “Sorry, but we’re not gonna pay because we’re broke.”

        In such a scenario, China goes into an immediate economic tailspin as they are left holding trillions in worthless U.S. government debt.

        If, by then, we are a second-rate military power, China threatens war. If we are not, then China sits and stews and can do nothing about it.

        Perhaps the folks in charge at the DNC should think a little harder on this as they continue to meddle with the competency of our military by trying to purge it of warriors so that SJW’s can take their place in the ranks.

        I seriously doubt that SJW’s will be up to the task of duking it out with the PLA landing craft on the beaches of their sacred California.

    • jim e June 21, 2021 at 11:36 am #

      James Earl Carter, Jr.

  8. malthuss June 21, 2021 at 10:09 am #

    Why havent the Reds bombed the US?
    Because chinese want our farmland.

    Meanwhile, Lake Mead is in trouble.

    • O.G. Hawkins June 21, 2021 at 10:35 am #

      It is going to be a Real challenge to get Americans to stop thinking American.

      The Chinese are pure Capitalists. This is not about bombs. This is a Good, Old-Fashioned Wall Street hostile take-over.

      “Greed is Good.” Remember?

      The Chinese elite are fine partnering with Bill Gates (the USA’s Biggest farmland owner), Dr Fauci & the Kool-aids, FBI, CIA, “Joe Biden” et al.

      China owns the USA and is now foreclosing.

      ——

      Of course Lake Mead is in trouble. They Chem-trailed and HAARPed a Giant die-off of the West. Hollywood has served its purpose.

      • MaryQueen June 21, 2021 at 10:55 am #

        Yes, they geo-engineered us into another Dust Bowl.

        • Tekapo June 21, 2021 at 12:22 pm #

          Do you have any credible evidence of this? (Chem-trails and HAARP and fairies at the bottom of the garden don’t cut it). And any reasonable theories on why anybody would seek to “geo-engineer” a Dust Bowl in the Southwest?

          Lake Mead is in trouble, and therefore Las Vegas, Phoenix, Tucson, and vast areas of irrigated agriculture are also in trouble.

          It is a deadly combination of long-term weather cycles, and the lack of snowpack caused by global warming. And Las Vegas heading for 110° again today.

          And five states need and want more water than the Colorado River can provide – possibly forever more.

          • MaryQueen June 21, 2021 at 10:34 pm #

            Hahahahaa! As if you’d read/watch any credible evidence.

            Go play with your blanky and binky.

          • Tekapo June 21, 2021 at 11:09 pm #

            Okay – I see. There’s no credible evidence that chem-trails and HAARP have caused the drought in the west.

            Can I file these with Dr Tenpenny claiming Covid-19 is caused by G5 technology?

          • ridingwaves June 21, 2021 at 11:32 pm #

            I’m going to have to agree with Tekapo here..

            this drought has been created by weather change that has happened in the past. Heck whole lakes covered Nevada, a sea was in SLC, the colorado would flood the lower valley…

            dams, water waste and even illegal immigrants have ate into our water supply, theirs 15 million of them in Cali….

            As a surfer, we get the weather better than most, this is a change in long cycle winds, shifting of poles and other things…..

            wait until these volcanoes take it up another notch, we will be worried about cold….not droughts

          • Tekapo June 22, 2021 at 3:18 am #

            wait until these volcanoes take it up another notch, we will be worried about cold….not droughts

            Indeed, there are hardcore Global Warming deniers who beleive CO2 must increase, because that without it Global Cooling leading to an ice age will happen. Go figure.

          • MaryQueen June 22, 2021 at 7:19 pm #

            For Agent Po:

            https://odysee.com/@ArtWithAim:0/The-Art-Of-Media-Manipulation:b?

          • MaryQueen June 23, 2021 at 11:59 pm #

            Anyone who believes the Green New Deal climate change bullshit is a sucker.

            The droughts have been in part engineered, and then nature responds to the damage. This isn’t man made climate change, this is DARPA military assault. There are plenty of whistleblowers who explain it well.

            They poison the air, water and earth. Then they blame it on us for not recylcing enough or cow farts. Grow the hell up.

      • Anon1970 June 21, 2021 at 8:47 pm #

        Why does California still subsidize water intensive crops like almonds and cotton?

        • Tekapo June 21, 2021 at 11:06 pm #

          A good question. And never under-estimate the outsized clout that Big Ag has in all state legislatures.

    • Tekapo June 21, 2021 at 12:09 pm #

      Why haven’t the Reds bombed the US?

      What do you think all those nuclear-armed submarines and nuclear-armed B52s are out there for? And ICBM launch silos in Alaska and on various Pacific islands?

      If China dropped even a single firecracker on American soil, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and a dozen other mega-cities would be turned into ashtrays. The Chinese leadership know what.

      Anyway, why would China foul their own nest – the US makes them rich.

      • Wizard of the Saddle June 23, 2021 at 10:50 am #

        Yes, the Chinese DO know that. Which is why they are likely working on anti-ballistic missile defenses as vigorously as the United States and Russia are.

        The day will soon arrive when it will not be a certainty that most ICBM’s and SLBM’s will reach their targets.

        If you are China, you may consider the loss of Guangzhou and Shanghai as “regrettable,” but if the rest of China is untouched, well, life goes on. China has people to spare.

        Americans think differently. The thought of even losing one single major American city makes every one of our politicians wet their Depends adult diapers and run for the tall grass. Our culture is not as comfortable with the concept of “acceptable losses.” The Chinese culture is…….and the CCP politburo absolutely is.

    • Anon1970 June 21, 2021 at 8:54 pm #

      We are doing a great job of destroying large sections of our central cities without China’s help.

      • MaryQueen June 21, 2021 at 10:38 pm #

        Thank you.

      • Tekapo June 22, 2021 at 5:46 am #

        We are doing a great job of destroying large sections of our central cities without China’s help.

        Might or might not be the case, but it’s not answering the question asked.

      • Wizard of the Saddle June 23, 2021 at 10:56 am #

        Anon – That comment is 100% on-target.

        My only consolation is that the cities that are being most grievously impacted are all populated by Leftwing Democrats who actually VOTED FOR the fools who govern those cities and allow the mayhem and destruction to go on and on and on.

        It is a given that most of the casualties in war zones like Chicago are young, Democrat, minorities. Assuming that any of them bother to vote at all, they certainly are not likely to be GOP voters.

        So, from my viewpoint, they are not harming our side, only their own. For that reason, I am rather unconcerned about what ultimately happens to NYC, Chicago, L.A., San Fran, Portland, Seattle, Denver, etc. They will get the government that they so richly deserve because THEY VOTED FOR IT

        So, keep voting for it. As the cities descend into anarchy, terror, and bankruptcy, the rest of us in rural small towns throughout America will keep the American project going until the time comes for us to move back into those cities and clean up the mess left in the smoldering ruins.

  9. MaryQueen June 21, 2021 at 10:10 am #

    I disagree with James though, that the Covid19 (if it even exists) ‘pandemic’ was that deadly. By the numbers, it was not. It was blown up by false positive cases, and by countless deaths being diagnosed as Covid19 without testing for it.

    And Covid19 has not yet been isolated, so we may have been just dealing with a regular flu season, perhaps a slightly worse one than usual. We’ll never know, because the CDC and W.H.O. have done their best to muddy the waters.

    • Beryl of Oyl June 21, 2021 at 10:21 am #

      That golfer they kicked out of the tournament while he was ahead, turned around and won the thing right after his case of COVID, I heard.

      • MaryQueen June 21, 2021 at 10:53 am #

        LOL, the sports world is definitely seeing some strange stuff.

        A teammate of Christian Eriksen’s, who was vaxxed was hospitalized. Only Daily Mail reported it.

        But no, Eriksen wasn’t hospitalized for the jab. LOL. See if they don’t brag about it on social media, it never happened. Thank goodness so many of them do.

        https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-9639487/Inter-Milan-Arturo-Vidal-HOSPITALISED-severe-tonsillitis-testing-positive-Covid-19.html

      • Tekapo June 21, 2021 at 11:57 am #

        That golfer they kicked out of the tournament while he was ahead, turned around and won the thing right after his case of COVID, I heard.

        Spaniard Jon Rahm won the US Masters on Sunday, two weeks after being forced out of the Memorial tournament, when he leading after three rounds.

        He tested positive to Covid-19 but was lucky in that he had almost no symptoms. But still, it is slightly puzzling that he was kicked out of one tournament but allowed to play in another about 11 days later.

        • Yohannon June 21, 2021 at 12:11 pm #

          The test is meaningless. If they want you to be positive, they will run it at a high cycle. And even at lower cycles, what it finds could be almost anything.

          • ThorsHammer June 24, 2021 at 12:08 pm #

            I just took a swab from my pet rock and had my doctor send it out to Abbot Labs for testing. At 45 amplifications it started to run a fever, and at 50 cycles it had full blown COVID. How am I to feel secure on long international flights without the comfort of having it next to my pillow?

          • ThorsHammer June 24, 2021 at 12:21 pm #

            Which raises the question: The definition of “case” had always been that if a patient had been examined by a health care professional and judged to have a disease they they became a case. The CDC changed “case” to mean “tested positive on a meaningless PCR test”. Would COVID ever have qualified as a pandemic without such fraudulent testing manipulation?

    • jeff2002 June 21, 2021 at 10:25 am #

      Agreed. The key to the inflated death figures was the CDC’s arbitrary change to their guidance on death certification back in March 2020, greatly broadening the criteria of what could be called a Covid death. In doing so, they apparently violated three federal laws: fed agencies must give a 60-day notice to statistical reporting changes; those changes must have a public comment period; those changes must go through peer review. CDC did none of those things.

      A very dense paper on the topic concluded, “Had the CDC used the 2003 guidelines” [the standard Medical Examiners and Coroners Handbook], Covid deaths would have been “approximately 16.7 times lower than is currently being reported.”

      Worth a read:
      https://jdfor2020.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/adf864_165a103206974fdbb14ada6bf8af1541.pdf

      • Beryl of Oyl June 21, 2021 at 10:33 am #

        March 2020 was when New York’s governor (and others) ordered that patients actually sick with COVID be placed back into adult care facilities, which drove up the death toll and the fear level dramatically.

        He did this despite having alternatives, and despite pleading from some of the management at those facilities.

        He hasn’t answered for that at all to date.

        • O.G. Hawkins June 21, 2021 at 10:50 am #

          NYC Mayor Rudy Guilliani told reporters that he did not go to NYC’s newly constructed Emergency Response Headquarters located in WTC 7 That Tuesday because they (him and his staff) were warned that WTC 7 would soon collapse notwithstanding that it was not hit by an airplane and that it had only some minor, localized office furniture fires.

          Guillianni has never explained that bizarre Reality. It Just went down the Memory Hole.

          ——

          Jessie Ventura likes to tell the story of when some DC dweebs showed up after his Gubernatorial election victory in Minnesota telling him “the Rules.” The Real Rules that you & I don’t hear about.

          Cuomo has bosses. Cuomo did what he was told to do. The press won’t press.

        • eatabanker June 21, 2021 at 2:23 pm #

          Cui bono?

          • O.G. Hawkins June 21, 2021 at 8:51 pm #

            Bill Gates, Dr Fauci & the Kool-aids, our dear Queen Lizard, the House of Rothschild et al.

        • MaryQueen June 21, 2021 at 10:39 pm #

          He and 7 other governors did this.

          http://www.justiceforcovid19eldercide.com

      • Islander June 21, 2021 at 10:51 am #

        To express “16.7 times lower” in standard mathematical terms,
        that means that only ca. 6 percent of the reported covid19 deaths actually were covid19 deaths.

        • Ron Anselmo June 21, 2021 at 11:26 am #

          Yes, 5.98% actual covid19 deaths, if based upon 500K reported deaths. Maff be easy.

      • MaryQueen June 21, 2021 at 10:57 am #

        Thanks. I was aware of it back in March 2020 and as we saw, no one was listening to reason, or cared how incredibly important it was to make sure someone actually died of Covid19. Instead, nahhh let’s just call all deaths Covid19. Plus doctors were incentivised to ‘diagnose’ it.

        Hundreds of thousands of deaths from other reasons were included in this plandemic.

        • Yohannon June 21, 2021 at 12:14 pm #

          Most people can’t even realize why this is important. People prefer to yell at each other for hours, one talking about apples and the other, oranges, than spending a minute or two defining their terms.

          • Beryl of Oyl June 21, 2021 at 12:22 pm #

            Somehow resistance to Trump got tied in to obeisance to COVID, the Concept, even though the president pretty much went along with every single thing that cabal of wackos came up with.

            Now he’s been out of office six months, and everything is still about him.

          • MaryQueen June 24, 2021 at 8:26 pm #

            You’re not kidding. Was just looking on Twatter, at the creepy Joe video making the rounds, and the brainwashed libs can’t defend him without using Trump.

            TDS is a helluva disorder.

        • abbybwood June 21, 2021 at 6:41 pm #

          When I die and (hopefully) go to Heaven and can ask God just one question (I have hundreds), I would say, “During the 2020 Covid 19 pandemic, what percentage of U.S. doctors were mindless, cowardly twits out to just go along and not question any authority in order to get checks?”.

          God says, “82%”. And my reply, “I knew it!!!”

          Then God says, “But you are still dead.”

          • MaryQueen June 21, 2021 at 10:41 pm #

            LOL!

      • Q. Shtik June 21, 2021 at 2:08 pm #

        Covid deaths would have been “approximately 16.7 times lower than is currently being reported.” – jeff2002

        ===========

        OK all you math wizards, let’s test the above statement. Let’s say for ease of calculation the number of Covid deaths currently being reported is 100. So if the 2003 guidelines are used then the number of Covid deaths would be 1,670 less. So (100 – 1670 = -1570). That means we’d have a negative 1,570 deaths. Is that what you’re saying jeff?

        I think what you actually want to say is that the number of Covid deaths currently being reported is 16.7 times greater than the number of Covid deaths you would get if the 2003 guidelines are used. That number would be 6. (6 x 16.7 = 100)

        • jeff2002 June 21, 2021 at 4:22 pm #

          I’m not “saying” anything. The quote came from a caption on pg 20 of the study linked in my post. It is not my claim, it is the claim of the authors of the study. I explicitly avoided making my own calculations, because I suck at math.

          • Q. Shtik June 21, 2021 at 8:15 pm #

            Don’t get testy Jeff. I figured you posted the link because you agreed with it.

        • Islander June 21, 2021 at 5:36 pm #

          Wrong.
          It’s simpler than that.
          Go to the linked article for the actual figures described by the caption quoted.

          161,392 supposed covid-19 deaths
          9,684 actual covid-19 deaths.

          9,684 is what percent of 161,392?
          To calculate this, divide 9,684 by 161,392.
          Answer: 0.06.
          Move decimal point two positions to the right to get percent.

          The phrase “16.7 times lower” is simply not correct..
          The idea of 16.7 as the denominator of a fraction is absurd.
          But if you want to go there, fine.
          To express a fraction as a percentage, divide the numerator by the denominator. E.g., to express 1/2 as a fraction divide 1 by 2. You get .5. Move decimal point two positions to the right: 50%. Everyone can see that.

          So now, to calculate what percentage 1/16.7 represents, divide 1 by 16.7.
          Hey! .0.059888. Move decimal point two places to the right to express as a percent. 59.88 %. Pretty close to 6%.

          Now let’s check our work.
          What is 6% of 161,392?
          161,392 X 6% = 161,392 X .06 = 9,683. Hey, pretty close?
          See how that works?
          *Remember* how that works?
          Somewhere along the line you learned how to calculate percentages. You learned that it involves division. You learned that calculating a percentage involved multiplication by a certain percent, which is a type of fraction. You learned that multiplication and division are not additive functions. “More,” “lower,” “less” express additive relationships (addition and subtraction). They do not express the results of division and multiplication.
          Ergo, “16.7 times less” and 16.7 greater” is gibberish.

          • Q. Shtik June 21, 2021 at 6:29 pm #

            Islander, “16.7 times less” is gibberish. “16.7 greater” is not gibberish.

        • Islander June 21, 2021 at 7:31 pm #

          “Islander, “16.7 times less” is gibberish. “16.7 greater” is not gibberish.”

          Yes, it is, for exactly the same reason.

          X = 16.7Y. That is multiplication.

          The symbols 16Y is spoken as “sixteen times Y.”
          Not “16.7 times greater than Y.”

          Express your “language” math in actual math, and let’s see what “16.7 times greater than” looks like.
          “greater than” is going to be a plus (+) sign. Not a multiplication (x “times”) sign.

          “greater than” is not multiplication.

          Surely you understand that “less than” and “more than” are basically the same thing.
          It just depends on whether you add a positive or a negative number. But adding and subtracting are the not the same as multiplying.

          End of story.

          • Q. Shtik June 21, 2021 at 8:20 pm #

            I just spoke with Sheldon Cooper and he says I’m right and you’re wrong.

          • Islander June 21, 2021 at 11:10 pm #

            Sheldon who?

            Wha wha I’m right wha wha LOL.

            Let’s see shel’s logic.

          • Ron Anselmo June 21, 2021 at 11:33 pm #

            Q – you are f**king hilarious.

      • ridingwaves June 21, 2021 at 11:35 pm #

        I think if you had the aging demographics and the obesity in this nation during the hong kong flu the numbers are just as high or even higher…..

    • Night Owl June 21, 2021 at 10:46 am #

      Indeed. It has not killed millions. It has hardly killed anyone when the 3-4 comorbidities are removed from the stats.

      There is so much hard information out there that it boggles the mind how anyone could be under the illusion that it is dangerous to more than 1% of the population.

      Again and again, the stats back this up, and still we have to listen to these sorts of statements.

      • MaryQueen June 21, 2021 at 10:58 am #

        Yes and it’s the CDC’s own numbers that reveal the truth. That even with inflated numbers, they couldn’t fake more deaths than 0.27% or so (population fatality rate).

        It’s getting to be where I am seriously wondering what has been done to the brains of people who can’t seem to grok that.

        • ThorsHammer June 24, 2021 at 10:47 am #

          Mary

          The answer is very simple. It’s called Vaccine Brain. It affects all those “vaccinated” with mRNA gene therapy shots.. The modality is as follows: The enhanced spike protein from the injection site travels throughout the body in the blood stream, causing blood clots and miscarriages along the way. When it reaches the blood/brain barrier it passes directly through causing inflammation’ .It was also specially engineered like a heat seeking missile to attack all the regions of the brain responsible for logic. In this way formerly humanoid bipeds are turned into sheeple.

          LOL

          • MaryQueen June 24, 2021 at 8:24 pm #

            They already were, now they are zombies.

      • Ron Anselmo June 21, 2021 at 11:31 am #

        Right Owl.

        The question that’s never answered – by anyone – “Why the rush in getting “vaccinated” for a virus that has a 99.97% survival rate?’.

        Simple enough question – but never an answer.

        • Beryl of Oyl June 21, 2021 at 11:44 am #

          Why the level of vitriol aimed at Eric Clapton, for relating his own negative experience with a vaccine?

          Why should complete strangers be that emotionally invested in what he thinks?

          • O.G. Hawkins June 21, 2021 at 12:30 pm #

            People constantly lash out at the messenger.

            They have the poison inside them. They have to Believe it is Good and will punch anyone who sez otherwise!

          • Q. Shtik June 21, 2021 at 2:28 pm #

            Why should complete strangers be that emotionally invested in what he thinks? – B of O

            ============

            Because he is arguably the world’s greatest guitar player…certainly in the top 10.

        • Tekapo June 21, 2021 at 1:21 pm #

          Simple enough question – but never an answer.

          There are simple answers. The mortality rate generally might be low (thank goodness), but among people over 70 – and especially over 80 – the death rate climbs very significantly, often because people in that cohort have other issues.

          People do not like seeing their parents or grandparents dying in such a manner, but they also don’t like being unable to visit with them at home either. Governments prefer not to upset voters, and had to “do something”.

          The drama is caused by several factors: (a) the virus is virulent – very easily spread by the most fleeting of contact, (b) people have it but don’t know it, especially the young, (c) even if you are asymptomatic you can still transmit it, and (d) even if you do get sick with it, you might have been most infectious in the several days before of the onset of symptoms.

          For all these reasons, governments and health offices realised that the virus was likely to stay endemic, and kill or hospitalise a lot of people per year, until herd immunity was achieved. So the race was on to develop vaccines so as to prevent huge numbers of deaths.

          There is nothing particularly unusual about this – inoculation / vaccination has been effective for more than two centuries, and particularly over the last 70 years.

          Millions of baby-boomers are alive today because of the vaccinations they have received.

          • abbybwood June 21, 2021 at 2:19 pm #

            I am a boomer and I am alive today by the grace of God AND the fact I caught all my “usual childhood diseases” and my T-cells developed life-long immunity to those diseases (mumps, measles, chicken pox).

            Back in the ‘50s I was about seven and caught the mumps. My mom called our family doctor who lived a few doors up the street. He had two boys my age and he said, “Great! I’ll send John and Gregg right over to play!”

            He did and they got it and it was all good.

          • Tate June 21, 2021 at 8:10 pm #

            Very hard to transmit if you are asymptomatic. This is a myth that has been foisted on us by “The Science.” It has caused untold suffering.

          • Tekapo June 21, 2021 at 11:14 pm #

            Back in the ‘50s I was about seven and caught the mumps.

            I contracted mumps as a teenager, and it was extremely unpleasant. I also contracted polio, but because I had taken the vaccine, it was only unpleasant – but a mildish and not paralytic event.

            Vaccines work.

          • Redneck Liberal June 22, 2021 at 2:07 pm #

            Abby, I’m guessing the doctor wouldn’t have sent the kids around for a dose of polio, or TB or tetanus though…

          • Tekapo June 22, 2021 at 11:21 pm #

            Very hard to transmit if you are asymptomatic. This is a myth that has been foisted on us by “The Science.” It has caused untold suffering.

            Not a myth:

            Now, evidence suggests that about one in five infected people will experience no symptoms, and they will transmit the virus to significantly fewer people than someone with symptoms. But researchers are divided about whether asymptomatic infections are acting as a ‘silent driver’ of the pandemic.

            Although there is a growing understanding of asymptomatic infections, researchers say that people should continue to use measures to reduce viral spread, including social distancing and wearing masks, regardless of whether they have symptoms.

            Nature (November 2020) – and since then data has supported the view that asymptomatic people can in fact spread the virus. In fact some pandemic patters demonstrate that it “must” have happened.

            If asymptomatic sufferers were found overwhelmingly not to spread the virus, then the whole testing / isolation regime would be different.

          • Pat Ormsby June 23, 2021 at 2:33 am #

            I would be more inclined to believe this nonsense if the government had been open to all ideas on how to treat COVID-19. The minute word of a novel viral epidemic got out, lots of people in many countries got busy finding protocols for treating it. There was lots of information on vitamins C and D and other nutrients, plus antibiotics etc. Research in the US, Russia and China came to my attention, and I implored my representatives to allow that information to reach the public, but it was all suppressed and the only course of treatment being allowed where I live (in Japan) was Remdesivir, until that proved useless. They would not even allow a new drug from a Japanese company to be tested. (I think some doctors here are quietly treating COVID by their own protocols without drawing attention to themselves.) In the US people were being placed on ventilators even after that was shown to be harming the patients more than helping. Incompetence doesn’t even begin to describe what happened. Meanwhile the hype for the hastily developed vaccines started up.
            A few of weeks ago, Japan had a declining case count, but was put under economic pressure (economic downrating and characterization as dangerous to travel to) to push the vaccine as the only hope–and that is what they have done since. Wall to wall propaganda on the TV. The mass vaccination of the general public has started, and at the same time the case count has started climbing again.
            I know no one who has caught the virus, much less died from it here, but many have died from other causes, some of them in inhumane isolation. Wanna help granny? Here sign up as a guinea pig!
            Vaccine fuggedabowdit? Huh! Vaccine godahell!

        • Night Owl June 21, 2021 at 2:22 pm #

          I would say the non-answer is an answer. The purpose of the “vaccine” is not what we are told.

          There is no other logical reason at present, given the data available.

          • draupnir June 21, 2021 at 2:53 pm #

            It has little to do with Covid, and much to do with the lipid nanoparticles and hydrogel. I understand Bill Gates and Mastercard, along with another entity, whom I can’t recall, is working in Western Africa to develop a system whereby all of your medical information and financial information and really everything about your life, can now be stored in your body, and your body will be communicating with any electronic device in your vicinity. Their goal is transhumanism. It is intended that humans be hooked up to the internet of everything ASAP. Think of the control possible in that situation. Those of us who have refused having such things injected into our body will be completely cut off from anything.

          • Night Owl June 21, 2021 at 3:31 pm #

            Yes, Draup.

            I have brought this up many times. It is the ID2020 project.

            I edited documents here in Europe on the Euro ID that just came out.

            This has been planned for well over a decade and the Covid Hoax is the vehicle for it.

          • draupnir June 21, 2021 at 5:15 pm #

            Yes, but there are intimations of thought control and such things as pre-crime policing, like in the movie The Minority Report. No wonder Kllaus Schwab says we will own nothing and be happy. Unhappiness will not be an option.

          • Night Owl June 21, 2021 at 5:25 pm #

            Yep, that is how I interpret that quote, too.

            A threat.

          • Tekapo June 21, 2021 at 6:40 pm #

            This has been planned for well over a decade and the Covid Hoax is the vehicle for it.

            Actually, this has been planned for over a decade and was therefore available once the reality of a serious world-wide pandemic emerged. That’s why smart people plan ahead, get prepared.

            No conspiracy theory required.

          • Night Owl June 22, 2021 at 2:28 am #

            If it was planned for over a decade then it literally was a conspiracy.

            You fucking muppet.

          • Tekapo June 22, 2021 at 3:46 am #

            You fucking muppet.

            Oh dear – posting while drunk – again.

        • SvrzoH June 21, 2021 at 2:25 pm #

          It was never meant to be answered.
          We feel that wonderful prickle at the back of our neck when we bring up that “gotcha moment” using pure logic.

    • Hereward the Woke June 21, 2021 at 11:36 am #

      MaryQueen: Exactly. I know from personal experience that the numbers were vastly exaggerated. In the UK, if you die of ANY cause within 28 days of a China flu test, you are counted as a Covid death. And as for the side effects of the “vaccine”, all this was entirely predictable and being screamed from the rooftops by people like me and many others. Taking an experimental, unapproved genetic intervention of which we have no idea at all what the long term effects are for a flu virus that 99.98% survive is an act of incredible stupidity.

      • abbybwood June 21, 2021 at 2:22 pm #

        And fraud and criminal negligence.

        No wonder all the Big Pharma criminals have been given release from liability by the government!

      • MaryQueen June 21, 2021 at 10:44 pm #

        People who died in car wrecks or from cancer were counted as COVID19, and the hospital would get $39K for killing someone on a ventilator… they did that. They drugged them up and hooked them up to ventilators, without proper supervision. Erin Olszewski documented it, and was attacked for it.

    • Disaffected June 21, 2021 at 11:42 am #

      I’m a helluva lot moire afraid of their phony vax now than I ever was of the “disease.” Accordingly, no more flu vaxes for me anymore either, as they now have cover to put anything they want in those too. The pushers have shown their true colors with this one and can no longer be trusted whatsoever.

      • abbybwood June 21, 2021 at 2:27 pm #

        I am 71 and am a retired R.N. with silvery hair.

        A few nights ago I was having dinner out and two pre-school teachers started chatting it up with me.

        Quickly the conversation swung around to one saying to me, “So, did you get the vaccination?”

        I said, “No”. Then she said, “Why not?!”

        I said, “Because I am trying to get pregnant.”

        • SW June 21, 2021 at 6:08 pm #

          Hahahaha May the Force Be With You, Abbywood.

        • tully June 21, 2021 at 6:53 pm #

          OMG, ? LMAO! Love it!

        • MaryQueen June 21, 2021 at 10:45 pm #

          Hahahahaha!

        • Pat Ormsby June 23, 2021 at 2:38 am #

          That’s great! Thank you for this!

    • Tekapo June 21, 2021 at 1:01 pm #

      And Covid19 has not yet been isolated

      The SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes Covid-18 has been thoroughly isolated. It comes from a different family to the H1N1 influenza viruses.

      Not only has this novel coronavirus been well isolated, its genome has been repeatedly mapped, and the various mutations (Alpha, Delta, Kappa) can be identified via a genomic test within hours, if not minutes.

      We know a lot about this virus – and it’s not just a bad flu.

      • SW June 21, 2021 at 6:09 pm #

        You’re right — it’s a very serious and deadly virus. The chain of infection and animal reservoir was identified within about 8 months. The Chinese and the Canadians did a good job containing it.

      • MaryQueen June 21, 2021 at 10:45 pm #

        Nope it has not.

        Sorry.

    • JohnAZ June 21, 2021 at 2:13 pm #

      You are right, mostly.

      In the heavily populated New York area, it hit hard and was totally mismanaged. Ding dong Cuomo. Made a circus out of it, made a mockery of Trump’s attempts to help, sent the most susceptible folks into arenas where they just spread it around, refused to use a quarantine ship, wrote a book about how wonderful he was. Finally now, the truth is emerging.

      The virus is real and has been isolated. Where do you think the template for the engineered spike protein came from? The real problem Is the blockage of info showing it to be much more transmittable, but less damaging in situ in most age groups. Old folks like me needed to isolate and be treated with the drugs IDed to be effective. Masks only blocked outflow of people that were infected, worthless otherwise. At the surge peaks, masks helped slow things but at low incidence not much. Separation from strangers, not a bad idea anytime.

      The vaccine is effective, but dangerous to susceptible folks. Should have been jabbed for people in high risk jobs, and over 70 folks. They sit back and wait. Oh no. Government control anyone.

      My goal is to avoid all viruses as much as possible. To me, with RN training, avoidance is the key. Nursing training says to avoid contact with every stranger, and to treat all strangers as if they are infected. That defensive culture arose during the AIDS outbreak. It scared the hell out of a lot of people.

      • Tate June 21, 2021 at 8:17 pm #

        It scared the hell out of a lot of people.

        Including you.

        • Tekapo June 21, 2021 at 9:54 pm #

          My grandmother died four years after receiving HIV-HepC infected blood in a transfusion in 1990. AIDS was scary – imagine if it had been easily transmissible via aerosol? Most of us wouldn’t be here now.

          • Tate June 21, 2021 at 11:50 pm #

            Well, I accept the reality that if I need a blood transfusion, there’s a chance that it will be contaminated with something. I don’t spend my days obsessing over it however. Sorry about your grandmother.

          • Tate June 21, 2021 at 11:52 pm #

            Not only that, but it was madness to allow gays to donate blood to begin with. But ho-hum, all part of the PC culture, doncha know, which has now transmuted into something even more virulent.

        • JohnAZ June 22, 2021 at 10:35 am #

          Only someone who is nuts would not fear a needle stick full of HIV.

          Including you?

  10. par4 June 21, 2021 at 10:10 am #

    China is not my enemy. My enemies are the traitors who shipped all of our factories over there. They expected China to be their ‘coolies’ forever.

    • malthuss June 21, 2021 at 10:30 am #

      maybe not. Clinton ahs a high IQ [or did when young] and a photographic memory.

      • O.G. Hawkins June 21, 2021 at 10:55 am #

        The Clintons have profited handsomely while working for China.

        The USA is nothing more than a rube to be exploited and discarded. Your elite does not give a shit about Patriotic Pride or you. They burn Care in effigy annually.

        The enemy is the Pyramid Capstone. We all know that.

        • Beryl of Oyl June 21, 2021 at 11:10 am #

          The Clintons didn’t start really raking it in, until after they joined forces with the Bush Dynasty.

          • O.G. Hawkins June 21, 2021 at 12:35 pm #

            The Clintons ran CIA cocaine out of Arkansas while the House of Bush is old-school opium/heroin from the Poppy fields of Afghanistan.

        • Maple June 21, 2021 at 11:15 am #

          Clinton Cash = China Cash

        • Yohannon June 21, 2021 at 12:17 pm #

          Kudos for your relentless clarity. You would have made a fine prosecutor. I was with the Inquisition in one of my past lives so I appreciate things like this.

          • O.G. Hawkins June 21, 2021 at 12:42 pm #

            Thank you, Yoho. That is High Praise coming from a man of your integrity. It is Greatly appreciated.

  11. malthuss June 21, 2021 at 10:11 am #

    I am on youtube.
    Go forwards ad is of a tranny named Parsippany Rose!!!!!

    • Tate June 21, 2021 at 8:21 pm #

      What do you mean? What’s a Go forwards ad? You’re not speaking of yourself in the 3rd person, are you?

  12. jeff2002 June 21, 2021 at 10:14 am #

    What a wad to digest this Monday morn. The unspooling entropy all around has sure guaranteed JHK a lot of work. It used to be just about oil and the built environment, which now seems almost quaint. There’s so much in play at this point, he must have to spreadsheet this shit.

    • MaryQueen June 21, 2021 at 11:00 am #

      Agree. A shit show of massive proportions, with tentacles everywhere. And then parallel events and levels upon levels of agendas to unravel.

      • Hereward the Woke June 21, 2021 at 11:38 am #

        I don’t come to CFN for upbeat optimism! Now where did I leave my prozac?

      • Yohannon June 21, 2021 at 12:19 pm #

        And what does the Squid spew to confuse its opponents? Ink!

      • abbybwood June 21, 2021 at 2:34 pm #

        Maybe Danny Casolaro was onto something with his “The Octopus” conspiracy analysis?

    • Rulo Deschamps June 21, 2021 at 6:03 pm #

      Jeff, agreed. Dense and powerful writing by JHK as things spiral out of control. Fossil fuels depletion and the wastelands of suburbia, serious as they are, are now but a couple pieces of the maddening jigsaw puzzle, and not the most important at that. Mr K rises to the challenge of trying to explain a widening gyre of a clusterfuck.

  13. Ishabaka June 21, 2021 at 10:15 am #

    Transgenders are the new saints of the alt-left. No one dare criticize them, everyone wants their child to become one, no expense must be spared in glorifying them.

    • MaryQueen June 21, 2021 at 11:01 am #

      Everyone wants to be a Special Victim or a MOPE (Most Oppressed People EVAR).

      • Tate June 21, 2021 at 8:29 pm #

        Everyone wants to climb the intersectionality ladder. The easiest way for a White person is to declare themselves a tranny. Another way would be to tan the skin get a perm & declare herself a black but that didn’t work so well for Rachel Dolezal so the tranny route is more certain. You could also gain 500 lbs, or have your legs shortened through surgery & become a midget but that would be a lot of effort & you wouldn’t climb the ladder that high (no pun intended). The best way is to go the tranny route I’m thinking.

        • MaryQueen June 21, 2021 at 10:50 pm #

          Hahahahaha – yes tranny is easier than those, but still not all that easy for the full buy-in. I mean, castration is no small thing. Neither is a double-masectomy. Or having surgery on your vocal chords, or adam’s apple shaved. Ew.

          The thing is, everyone wants to win the Oppression Olympics. We have a generation of victim mentality folks to deal with. People with victim mentality cannot prosper or lead.

    • O.G. Hawkins June 21, 2021 at 11:03 am #

      Tokyo Olympics: Kiwi weightlifter Laurel Hubbard to become first transgender athlete to compete at the Games

      Kiwi weightlifter Laurel Hubbard will make history at the Tokyo Olympics by becoming the first transgender athlete to compete at the Games.

      Hubbard has been named among five weightlifting athletes selected to the New Zealand Team.

      Hubbard, who won silver at the 2017 world championships and represented New Zealand at the 2018 Commonwealth Games before suffering a serious injury in competition, will likely become the first transgender athlete to compete at the Olympics.
      While she will be the oldest weightlifter at the Games, she will also be a genuine medal hopeful with her qualifying lifts ranking her at fourth out of the 14 qualifiers in the 87kg-plus category.

      https://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/tokyo-olympics-kiwi-weightlifter-laurel-hubbard-to-become-first-transgender-athlete-to-compete-at-the-games/DM7ZUGW3HQ2IDL6O7OSAXT3YJU/

      How sick is that? Women who have dedicated themselves to be elite on the World stage in their sport are going to not medal due to freaks* over-powering them.

      *Yes, freaks.

      • MaryQueen June 21, 2021 at 11:44 am #

        Soooooooooo many reasons to boycott the Olympics, as I have for I think going on 30 years now.

        I wonder if they will have a satanic ritual-styled opening ceremony? My guess: Yes.

      • MaryQueen June 21, 2021 at 11:47 am #

        Men just couldn’t let women have their own sports. They want it all. Can’t compete against other men? Just put on a wig and start beating women.

        Literally beating women – as in physical assault, in some cases. Such as Fallon Fox, dude in lipstick who fractured a woman’s skull in the ring.

        • Yohannon June 21, 2021 at 12:24 pm #

          Agreed. Feminists should have respected men’s space. Not doing so helped weaken the all important Wall between sexes. They sowed the Wind and reap the Whirl Wind.

          • MaryQueen June 21, 2021 at 2:39 pm #

            Bullshit. We were minding our own business in our own sports category, and mentally ill men just had to find a way to take it over.

          • Yohannon June 21, 2021 at 6:08 pm #

            Every men’s club has been desegregated. The attack against men has been relentless. You’re trying to have it both ways – whether you know it or not.

          • Tate June 21, 2021 at 9:18 pm #

            I have to agree with you on that. They wanted it all, & that’s exactly what they got.

          • MaryQueen June 21, 2021 at 10:51 pm #

            I’m not, I have no interest in men’s clubs. That’s a fringe group of women. Not even representative of most.

            Most women want men the hell out of our business.

          • MaryQueen June 21, 2021 at 10:55 pm #

            Tate, what does that even mean?

            Women trying to get into men’s only clubs (I’ve heard of a handful of this, so it’s not really a thing) has absolutely NOTHING to do with women deciding to create their own sports teams. To call this ‘turnabout’ is bullshit. If women were trying to play professional football or high school basketball with the boy’s team that would be one thing. They aren’t.

            So, stop with the straw man b.s. and conflation.

            Are you on the side of the trannies? Maybe that’s it. I find that lots of men love the trans agenda because it gives them social credit for misogynist behavior. The more you belittle strong women who don’t give a flip about you, the more cheering you get from the peanut gallery of angry incels.

          • Tate June 22, 2021 at 12:06 am #

            No, I don’t like the trannies. But they are kind of amusing, especially in viral videos where you can view them remotely. One time I sparred with one. It was in a martial arts seminar. It had big knockers, I’ll say that much.

            True dat the girls don’t go into men’s league sports, but hold on there Mary… Some have done so where they think they can get away with it, such as punter or field goal kicker. Otherwise, they stay away for the simple reason they know they’d get their sweet ass clobbered.

            And what about Rotary? Used to be men’s only. Now it’s been taken over by women. Which is okay, but it was originally meant for male business leaders to develop their charitable spirit. Now the hens have practically squeezed them out, & nothing off-color or in any way non-Woke can be heard. Have you heard anything about that organization in San Francisco, forget the name, where the men go out in the woods & run around naked (probably bugger each other) & then worship some owl idol? I wonder if that’s been “colonized” yet.

          • Tate June 22, 2021 at 12:08 am #

            Now I remember another fact about it. It was the one Alex Jones infiltrated. He got some video of them gathered around the Owl idol reciting mumbo-jumbo.

          • MaryQueen June 22, 2021 at 8:11 pm #

            I don’t think many women would be interested in the Bohemian Grove, even if they are part of that cult. LOL.

        • JohnAZ June 21, 2021 at 2:15 pm #

          Yup! Woke be stupid!

          • abbybwood June 23, 2021 at 9:24 pm #

            The only women allowed at The Bohemian Grove event are hookers.

            My best friend lived on The Russian River in Guerneville for decades and he used to party with them at the local bars/hotels.

      • hmuller June 21, 2021 at 11:48 am #

        I can’t wait for someone to tell Megan Rapinoe all her soccer players are being replaced by men in dresses who have agreed to work at reduced wages,
        Oh, but you just don’t get it, Megan,”Inside – they feel like women.”

        • MaryQueen June 21, 2021 at 10:56 pm #

          Wouldn’t that be just lovely? LOL!

      • redrock June 21, 2021 at 1:28 pm #

        Some real fucked up thinking there. This freak probably still has his balls. After the Jenner science experiment I will never eat Wheaties again. We are surrounded by freaks and morons and now the only solution seems to be a virus that attacks only them. Come on woo hann.

        • MaryQueen June 21, 2021 at 10:57 pm #

          The vaccine works quicker 😉

      • SvrzoH June 21, 2021 at 2:38 pm #

        No makeup on, even.
        So strong in his conviction that he’s a chick.

      • Slugoon June 21, 2021 at 6:26 pm #

        Finally! For once Straight White Man gets to sit this one out and and marvel at two victim groups go hammer and tongs at each other from the sidelines.

        I might even tune in to the women’s weightlifting. It was the one event I got tickets for at London 2012 so it will be great to see how the sport has progressed.

      • Cruizin Suzin June 21, 2021 at 7:02 pm #

        I have met Laurel Hubbard on several occasions and and am a personal friend of her first lifting coach, when she was in the early teens.

        Her family is a staid Christian one, her father being a large employer in health-focused breakfast grains and was also mayor of Auckland from 2004-2007.

        Laurel herself is committed Christian, O.G. Hawkins, and a gentle soul. Have you no Christian compassion? Agape? Caritas? Or are you just a misogynistic blowhard?

        • SW June 21, 2021 at 8:37 pm #

          Laurel Hubbard may have all of the qualities you describe but it does not change the fact that she is a male. “Believing” you’re female and changing secondary sex characteristics with hormones and surgery may be personally satisfying but it does not in the least change her athletic advantage when competing with females. She is not competing in the Olympics as a committed Christian but as a weight lifter.

        • Tate June 21, 2021 at 9:23 pm #

          I have compassion for “her” as a mentally ill individual. It’s awkward to tell someone who is rational in other respects that they are mentally ill & need help. We used to talk about Enablers for alcoholism & so forth but now the entire multi-colored victim class has to be pampered & “enabled” in their madness.

          • SW June 21, 2021 at 9:56 pm #

            I worked in a psych hospital during the Repressed Memories and Satanic Cult Victims craze was sweeping the nation. It did a lot of damage to individuals and their families but was quite the financial bonanza to doctors, therapists, inpatient hospitals and other providers who cashed in while insurance paid the costs. This trans-(epidemic? movement?– not sure what to call it) has quite a bit in common with it IMO. Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act guarantee coverage, plenty of money is being made by the same “professionals.”

            I have compassion too for the mentally ill and for these girls and boys who are being encouraged and exploited to believe in a diagnosis that has far ranging medical impacts. Girls who have abandoned the transgender movement describe it as a cult and I believe them . There are people who are trying to sound the alarm about this mass delusion but, as you know, have their entire career and reputation on the line.

        • MaryQueen June 21, 2021 at 11:00 pm #

          “Laurel” is a “he”. Doesn’t matter whether you know him or not.

          Men can’t ‘become’ women.

          He is helping to destroy women’s sport, and women’s opportunities.

          I don’t care if he’s your friend. He should compete with the men. Only a cowardly man will only compete with women.

          When you have a moment, research what sexual dimorphism is.

          It’s the reason women and men’s sport is separate.

      • jgalt June 22, 2021 at 4:38 pm #

        He, she, it, competed for a long time as a man, without success. Doing much better as a woman (?) If they insist on maintaining the nonsensical gender changing, then I for one am looking forward to the National Womens Soccer team being dominated by trans, and the cry baby women banished to the cheap seats, especially the little loud mouth with the purple hair hired by Victoria’s Secret.

      • Wizard of the Saddle June 24, 2021 at 12:48 am #

        I am not shocked. These people seek to pervert and destroy all institutions that promote excellence. It was inevitable that the Olympics and eventually all other sports would be assaulted with the Trans nuttiness until they become laughing stocks and are completely discredited.

        The Wrecking Crew never stops swinging its wrecking ball. It’s what they do.

    • Yohannon June 21, 2021 at 12:21 pm #

      Yeah, one moment of gender dysphoria by her kid, and tatted, pink haired mom breaks into her happy dance and prepares for a brand new wardrobe for junior.

    • abbybwood June 21, 2021 at 2:35 pm #

      Interesting to note that many in Antifa are men who became “women”.

      • tully June 21, 2021 at 7:05 pm #

        For real? I noticed during the protests that some of the women seemed more masculine, but figured butchy lesbians.

      • MaryQueen June 21, 2021 at 11:06 pm #

        In my battle with the trans agenda during the past 3 years, I have figured out that:

        Trans agenda = Men’s RIghts Activists = Antifa

        They all hate women, they all use their agenda to do the maximum harm to women. All pretend to be victims while doing maximum harm, all are allowed free rein because poor widdle men.

        • spaingaroo June 25, 2021 at 9:34 am #

          sorry, I don’t normally bother with throwing in my two cents worth, but you couldn’t be more wrong in what you allege Mary.

          Not that I am so surprised reading other comments of yours, but ignorance is always unbecoming.

          Try “The Red Pill” (available on the odious Prime streaming service)

          Or just try looking around you to see what your girl power friends have actually constructed.
          Tell me that life is better now.

          I just realised, maybe you are an actual troll, like tepaco, in which case forget I even tried. I mean no thinking person would actually ever believe Trans agenda and antifa line up in any way with the men’s rights activists. Only a troll would make such an assertion.

  14. Beryl of Oyl June 21, 2021 at 10:16 am #

    Speaking of lingerie, if anybody has in mind purchasing any Victoria’s Secret merchandise, better stock up before they go out of business.

    I had heard that they replaced their ‘angels’ with Megan Rapinoe and some fat broads, but no.

    They are making up for their social sins by coming out with a diversity squad of women of achievement or something.

    Meanwhile real women are losing Olympic slots to men with testosterone in the low normal range, but wokeness now means you can’t just be an underwear model, you have to be an underwear model of distinction.

    Being non-white counts as an achievement too, apparently.

    • abbybwood June 21, 2021 at 2:38 pm #

      VS even has a new trans (a man who thinks he became a woman because he got some shots and had his dick and balls cut off).

    • tully June 21, 2021 at 7:21 pm #

      A long time ago, Victoria’s Secret had beautiful, well made items. I splurged on a couple silk things back then.

      I forget exactly when it changed, but it was after Les Wexner bought it, I think. Now that I know about his relationship with Epstein, I won’t spend a dime at any of his stores.

  15. RaymondR June 21, 2021 at 10:16 am #

    Good posting JHK. My thought is that China will wait until the USA is completely absorbed with internal difficulties, up to the point of CW2, before making any moves on Taiwan. Without American backing, the Taiwanese will probably give in peacefully.

    • Hereward the Woke June 21, 2021 at 11:39 am #

      RaymondR: so, they’ll hold off till next week, then? 🙂

    • Yohannon June 21, 2021 at 12:29 pm #

      Capitalist with social programs. Communist but allowing small business and very, very pro-Big Business. Is there really any difference at this point? Or much of one at least?

      Especially in the East, with its group think. They were never very big on freedom of speech or thought.

      Neither is friendly to real spirituality or authentic religious tradition.

      • Rulo Deschamps June 21, 2021 at 6:11 pm #

        Yo, since you have said that China is your ideal national socialist society, then it follows that your ideology is groupthink, no freedom, no spirituality and no religion. I knew that’s always been the nazi credo. Thanks for making it clear to others, too.

  16. Beryl of Oyl June 21, 2021 at 10:17 am #

    “Joe” gve the Russians a list of key infrastructure entities that are reserved for China or the US government to attack.

    They rest are up for grabs.

  17. NickelthroweR June 21, 2021 at 10:22 am #

    Jim forgot the Lie Down movement that is occurring right here at home. I see help wanted signs everywhere and promises of $10 but it doesn’t seem to be working. Why would anyone go to work for that when being on the dole pays more. After all, the people have had a taste of leisure and they are not going to go back to their service jobs unless starvation forces them to.

    • Beryl of Oyl June 21, 2021 at 10:44 am #

      There is more to it than that, because businesses that never shut down during the pandemic are now shorthanded.

      I was in Walmart over the weekend, and they were very low on workers, compared to where they used to be.

      They also had a dearth of places you could pay with cash.

      Someone told me that workers are quitting because they are having their hours cut, and being expected to do the same amount of work previously done by three people.

      • O.G. Hawkins June 21, 2021 at 11:09 am #

        American capitalism is like stomach acid. While beneficial in digesting your nourishment, it burns in excrutiating pain as the stomach lining ulcers and gapes from chronic worry.

      • elysianfield June 21, 2021 at 12:17 pm #

        Beryl,
        A local Taco Bell is advertising starting wages of $14.00 per hour. I would suggest that that wage, with the benefit of free day-old Taco Bell offerings would be a hell of an incentive. (Except for the chronic explosive diarrhea, of course).

        • Beryl of Oyl June 21, 2021 at 12:27 pm #

          I think for some part-timers, there’a an issue of hours scheduled versus “availability”.

      • NickelthroweR June 21, 2021 at 12:30 pm #

        Greetings,

        Yeah, it is going to be hard to pay workers the $$ that Uncle Sam is demanding and also pay benefits. The only way to pay someone at Walmart $12 to $15 per hour is to keep them at 25 hours per week so that they do not have to provide healthcare or other benefits.

        Again, people have had more than a year of not having to pay rent while being paid more to stay home and binge-watch Netflix. Going back to work at Taco Bell or Walmart for half of what you made on the dole so that you can have your schedule entirely ruined so as to have 25 hours of “work” isn’t going to fly anymore.

        Also, we have a shortage now of drivers. For more than a year, no new drivers were trained and licensed. I’ve heard anecdotally that many drivers at or near retirement have decided that enough is enough. Why drive into the megacities when those places are now lawless?

        Fuel costs are up over 50% and transportation costs are up by 300%. The metals used in everything from packaging to cars is up over 300% and now they want to raise the minimum wage by 100%.

        Small business is nearly finished for good.

        • Beryl of Oyl June 21, 2021 at 1:10 pm #

          There have been videos around from a builder, I guess he’s Canadian, and he talks about the problem of not being able to get materials, particulary lumber, or being able to afford it.

          One thing he brings up is how the governments had a hand in creating this situation, but nobody in government is talking about it.

          It’s this guy, he has other videos:

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ei14ks5ggGo

    • thirdcoastlegend June 21, 2021 at 10:47 am #

      Chinese youth find solace and provide inspiration with the, “Lie Flat,” movement and, “007,” (0 AM to 0 PM, 7 days a week) work ethic:

      https://www.scmp.com/economy/china-economy/article/3136503/why-chinas-youth-are-lying-flat-protest-their-bleak-economic

      You just love to see it.

      • MaryQueen June 21, 2021 at 11:50 am #

        That is amazing.

      • Yohannon June 21, 2021 at 12:35 pm #

        Sounds like Japanese hyper-capitalism with the same group ethos and contempt for individual lives. Many of the young Japanese (especially the men) have been on strike for years.

        Yet China is Communist! Capitalism/Communist – one system in their final form.

        • thirdcoastlegend June 21, 2021 at 1:15 pm #

          Yes, I believe the Japanese use the term hikkomori to describe their young men who have checked out of the broken system.

          • Pat Ormsby June 23, 2021 at 2:58 am #

            Hikikomori, and it is both sexes and all ages, but it is the young men that relatives get distressed about. There was a sudden leap in it in 1996 or so, coinciding with the widespread introduction of cell phone systems. I met one. We took him to Siberia to work on a farm with sunshine, clean air and water, unpolluted food, one summer, and he started to recover, but back home again, he relapsed.

    • Islander June 21, 2021 at 10:56 am #

      Another problem I see here is, no taxes paid, no SS for either the current recipients or the current workers (retirees of the future). They are blowing their own SS accounts. .

      I actually think that part of the “gift” checks might be to destroy the Social Security system. The govt has already “borrowed” from the SS fund up the hilt. That money is just one more pile of $$$ that is never going to be paid back to American citizens.

      • O.G. Hawkins June 21, 2021 at 11:18 am #

        The US$ is bankrupt. We all know that.

        • elysianfield June 21, 2021 at 12:20 pm #

          OG,
          Consider that the Government, issuer of debt, can continue this practice indefinitely, so long as other nations are required to accept Federal Reserve Notes.

          Thank God for the USMC.

          • O.G. Hawkins June 21, 2021 at 1:09 pm #

            The US$ is bankrupt and everybody of significance knows it. It will be accepted until hyper-inflation makes it worth no more than Confederate Dollars.

          • Wizard of the Saddle June 24, 2021 at 12:57 am #

            I wish O.G would not speak disparagingly of Confederate currency. I happen to own some of it, and it’s far more valuable these days as a collectible than you might ever guess. Dollar for dollar, Rebel bucks are now worth more than Yankee bucks. No Bull. Just check the Confederate currency dealers like Pierre Fricke on the Internet and you’ll see what I mean. Some of those 1861 Montgomery notes sell for over $60,000 at auction.

  18. Yock June 21, 2021 at 10:23 am #

    Amazed at the complete lack of critical thinking skills of people such to allow their kids to be vaxed with an experimental gene therapy not knowing the long term effects. Especially since there was never any risk for anyone under the age of 20. The entire risk assessment is completely skewed. You only vaccinate when there is an accute risk of death from the disease such as tetanus which has a greater than 50% chance of death. It therefore makes sense to vaccinate for tetanus and not for a virus that kills 0.05% of the population. Perhaps Dr Michael Yeadon was correct in that the true motivation here is depopulation. Seems so strange to see mothers proudly posting their 13 year old kids being vaxed on fakebook without ever knowing the potential consequences.

    • Beryl of Oyl June 21, 2021 at 10:39 am #

      The media tries to use the allover risk from COVID as the measure of the vaccine’s worth, when you really have to look at the risk to the young from getting the disease versus getting an “emergency” vaccine.

      For some reason the Teacher’s union is very invested in denanding that small children be vaccinated.

      Is it just so no one will notice that they shut down the schools and robbed us of our tax dollars while also robbing American kids of their education?

      Or is it something more insidious.

      This is the sort of thing that can happen when you don’t have a funcyional DOF.

      • Beryl of Oyl June 21, 2021 at 10:45 am #

        “DOJ”.

        • Mostly Disagreeable June 21, 2021 at 12:00 pm #

          Department of Fuckery

      • thirdcoastlegend June 21, 2021 at 10:50 am #

        I think it’s a mix of attitudes.

        Some teachers appear to be the types who love sitting home on full pay and bennies.

        Some are all in for the Jonestown-style virus cult.

        Others are straight up America haters after years of indoctrination.

        Some are a blend of these and other attitudes.

        • Beryl of Oyl June 21, 2021 at 11:14 am #

          I used to defend the teachers, as they and their union weren’t one and the same.

          I don’t see very much difference anymore.

          • Tekapo June 22, 2021 at 3:26 am #

            I used to defend the teachers, as they and their union weren’t one and the same.

            I like teachers and I like unions. Those of you who are quick to slag unions have sipped the capitalist kool-aid big time, and for a long time.

            I would wager that most people who post on here – in the middle class I guess – had parents and grandparents who benefited very much by having unionised jobs.

            How quickly the MAGA OrangeMan muppets forget the history of Working America.

        • MrMangoOnMyShoulder June 21, 2021 at 11:34 am #

          I know a good number of teachers…there are also still some who remain based in reality. They just usually don’t speak up for fear of losing their jobs.

          • O.G. Hawkins June 21, 2021 at 2:26 pm #

            They just usually don’t speak up for fear of losing their jobs.

            That’s what the Billions of Tekapos don’t understand.

            Conspiracies are run on a very strict need-to-know basis while the vast majority of the supporting blocks of the pyramid have wives & kids & a mortgage & car payments & never-ending utility bills & payments on existing accumulated debt. Such people do not seek The Truth let alone expose it.

            Conspiracies happen and prosper because evil people run them while Good people are duped (or look the other way) as they make their payments.

          • MaryQueen June 21, 2021 at 11:41 pm #

            Agree.

            My bestie is a VERY dedicated HS teacher. This has been shitty for her, she wants to be in the classroom, she hates Zoom, and she is great at what she does.

            One of the few with an amazing work ethic, these days.

        • Yohannon June 21, 2021 at 12:40 pm #

          Hopefully it never comes back. It’s just baby sitting since both parents have to work now. And indoctrination. And breaking the spirit to prepare kids for “work”.

          Most people can’t be educated past a little bit of reading, writing, and rithmetic. All of that can be learned at home.

          • Anthea June 21, 2021 at 2:04 pm #

            You make an interesting point. I wonder approximately what percentage of kids can be educated “past a little bit of reading, writing, and ‘rithmetic”? Since this has never been tried on any significant scale, it could be more than you think.

          • abbybwood June 21, 2021 at 2:51 pm #

            There should be class action lawsuits in every state/county where schools are closed, masks and vaccines are “mandatory”.

            All these parents should be demanding money from the school systems to develop at home learning or to join with other parents to form their own schools with the curriculum of their choice.

          • draupnir June 21, 2021 at 3:28 pm #

            Anthea-that used to be the norm; still is, among the Amish. One grandmother and the grandfather on the opposite side never went to school beyond 8th grade in the second decade of the 20th Century. My father dropped out of high school in the 10th grade in the 40’s, apparently along with most of the other his age boys.

      • O.G. Hawkins June 21, 2021 at 11:27 am #

        Is it just so no one will notice that they shut down the schools and robbed us of our tax dollars while also robbing American kids of their education?

        Or is it something more insidious.

        Well, for starters, they did not Just do this to American kids. Americans make up 4.3% of Earth’s population. They did this to all of our kids globally. 4.3% American plus us other 95.7% as well.

        It does indeed have a whiff of insidiousness, doesn’t it?

        • Beryl of Oyl June 21, 2021 at 11:48 am #

          I’m speaking of American officials in America.

          Rod Rosenstein’s sister is involved. That should raise alarm bells.

          • O.G. Hawkins June 21, 2021 at 2:33 pm #

            And I am pointing out that this crime is 23x the size of the USA. The USA is not a nickle’s worth of a dollar of the victims of these crimes.

            American officials have bosses. Our dear Queen Lizard and the House of Rothschild run the USA. They run the Whole globe (ex. Iran and maybe North Korea).

            ——-

            I do not know of Rod Rosenstein nor his sister.

    • messianicdruid June 21, 2021 at 10:40 am #

      It’s not just them

      “And doctors, good doctors, are doing unthinkable things, like injecting biologically active messenger RNA that produces this pathological spike protein into pregnant women. I think when the doctors wake up from their trance they’re going to be shocked to think what they’ve done to people.”

      https://leohohmann.com/2021/06/21/behind-the-vaccine-veil-doctor-cites-whistleblowers-inside-cdc-who-claim-injections-have-already-killed-50000-americans/

      • abbybwood June 21, 2021 at 2:53 pm #

        “First, do no harm.”

        • KappaJoe June 21, 2021 at 4:17 pm #

          “Don’t Be Evil.” – Google’s motto

          Like you have to tell people to do the right thing. What kind of mindless scum becomes a doctor or works at Google?

          Or is it just marketing for the rubes, regulators, and rube regulators. “No, we didn’t deplatform (or kill) anyone! See, it says right here, ‘Don’t be evil’.”

    • Night Owl June 21, 2021 at 10:48 am #

      Yep. Some extremely prominent virologists and medical professionals have made concrete statements on this.

      One viewing of a Stiftung Corona Ausschuss session is all one needs.

      The brainwashing is effective though. Even here, we see the same ridiculous statements about safety or the “death toll” of The Virus.

    • Hereward the Woke June 21, 2021 at 11:42 am #

      Yock: The lack of critical thinking is incredible to behold even for a seasoned misanthrope like me. It’s a form of mass hypnosis. The real facts about this “pandemic” are all out in the open – the miniscule death rate, the narrow age groups most at risk, the experimental, unapproved status of the “vaccine”, you no-one questions it. And we’re not talking about dumb old Joe and Susy Sixpack here. Nearly every intelligent person I know has “had the jab”. I think Mr Yeadon is correct.

      • Beryl of Oyl June 21, 2021 at 11:54 am #

        I don’t get it. We here may have differing points of view and opinions on the details, but we all know that something funny is going on.

        How do so many in the media at all levels remain so incurious?

        Are they really in that much of a bubble?

        I’m not talking about the Chris Cuomo crowd.

        I young lady working for Fox came out and said they were not allowed to talk about hydrochloroquine. They won’t talk about Ivermectin, or the fraudulent testing counting as cases, any of that.

        • abbybwood June 21, 2021 at 2:58 pm #

          Because the media is controlled by the CIA.

          “Mockingbird” never stopped. Glenn Greenwald pointed this out to Tucker Carlson last week.

          Now they are just in our faces with Brennan, Clapper and other spooks on the CNN payroll!

          • MaryQueen June 21, 2021 at 11:43 pm #

            Succintly stated.

      • MaryQueen June 21, 2021 at 12:36 pm #

        It’s stunning, watching mass hypnotism in play, isn’t it?

        I could never figure out why the cult think worked on some people and not others. I thought it was a combo of uneducated, too much TV, etc. But now I see that while being right about the TV, it seems to be the highly educated who have been the most hypnotised/brainwashed into the covid death cult.

        They have been groomed and institutionalized to blindly trust authority. I watched how TDS made them go from being skeptical about the intel agencies and people in charge to adoring them and acting as if they are superheroes. Even the war criminals!

        • Yohannon June 21, 2021 at 12:47 pm #

          Yes, the mind works largely by association and reaction to like/dislike or in group vs out group.

          That’s not thinking but it’s all many do in a politically charged environment. And that’s the smart people. Regular folks, IQ’s in the 90’s? They never think much at all.

          In extreme cases, this bleeds over into other areas of life. Thus agriculture became politicized in the Soviet Union, leading to famine. In America, all aspects of human identity are now politicized.

        • Mostly Disagreeable June 21, 2021 at 1:31 pm #

          Everyone knows that smart dogs are the most trainable. Same for people.

          • Yohannon June 21, 2021 at 1:46 pm #

            Not so fast. Terriers are smart, they just don’t have a big desire to please.

            But outside that caveat, a fine point. Magicians say children are the hardest to fool and scientists the easiest. One group doesn’t have a lot of assumptions (seeing what you expect to see) and the other does.

          • MaryQueen June 22, 2021 at 8:19 pm #

            I got smarties that can only be trained so much. Terrier mixes so Yohannon is correct. They have ‘tude.

        • Ron Anselmo June 21, 2021 at 2:37 pm #

          Excellent.

          “They have been groomed and institutionalized to blindly trust authority.” ~ Mary

          We have a winner!

          • MaryQueen June 21, 2021 at 11:46 pm #

            I figured this out when I returned to a university recently to finish up my degree.

            The indoctrination into the Democrap party was unbelievable. And not just the Democrats, only the worst corporate/bank owned ones.

            I was not sucked in obviously because I’m older, but I can’t imagine what the youth must be dealing with.

        • tully June 21, 2021 at 7:47 pm #

          Watching people on the left go from viewing the alphabet agencies with huge skepticism to singing their praises is something I struggle to grasp. How can anyone alive and paying attention the past 50 years find these agencies trustworthy? Beats me.

      • Yock June 21, 2021 at 1:51 pm #

        Hereward,
        I work with a number of laboratory scientists and found that oddly enough, we all independently came to the same conclusion that the vax could have dire consequences down the road. None of us are vaxed and therefore are required to wear masks at work despite numerous studies indicating masks are useless in preventing transmission. Nonetheless, we wear them to maintain employment. The company is offering up all sorts of 1 day vacation incentives to encourage employees to take the jab. It’s beginning to look like some twisted IQ test to see who “wins” the golden ticket.

        • Hereward the Woke June 21, 2021 at 5:06 pm #

          Yock: sounds horrible for you, and I hope this madness ends soon. Dr Neil Orr, a British medic, proved back in the early 80s that masks don’t even work in operating theaters. What’s slightly terrifying is nearly every doctor and nurse handing out the jabs knows the real nature of them. That means they are breaking their Hippocratic Oath and are opening themselves up – in a sane world at least – to prosecution under the Nuremburg Code. It’s like a zombie movie where everyone you trusted and respected turns out to be one of THEM!

          • Pat Ormsby June 23, 2021 at 4:59 am #

            Hereward, it is so refreshing to read you words, truly written, and know that I am not alone in my dismay!

      • Anthea June 21, 2021 at 3:08 pm #

        I think that a great many of the people we view as “intelligent” are not so at all, but rather they are people of–at best–very average intelligence. They may be personable in a go-along/get-along kind of way. They may have gotten good grades in dumbed-down schools, due to agreeability and a willingness to internalize and repeat canned answers to canned questions on tests. They may have gotten good jobs due to these same abilities, combined with conformity, stupidity, and pliancy. Often they rank rather high on the scale of such social skills as the above qualities (I will not call them attainments) require.

        I have the impression that really intelligent and capable people are screened out of many job opportunities.

        Because of the above apparent “accomplishments,” many of us assumed they were intelligent. I think it is likely that, in terms of IQ, they make up that rather large group of people who score around 90-100; educable, where education is mostly a matter of agreeability to any nonsense that is put before them, but probably not really educable in any more advanced sense–in, say, math or the sciences, or in subjects that require critical thinking for deep comprehension.

        I think what’s happened to our perceptions is that we were never before aware of just how stupid the average person is–or how of how common it is for this very stupid average person to have acquired the outward trappings of intelligence: a BA degree, a professional position, and a suit and tie.

        • KappaJoe June 21, 2021 at 4:28 pm #

          It’s never been clearer than right now. There is the mind and there is the mass mind. Mostly, the mass mind is relatively harmless, entertaining even. But occasionally, the mass mind is quite dangerous and even life-threatening.

        • Night Owl June 21, 2021 at 5:18 pm #

          The term you seek is “midwits.”

        • Bill7 June 21, 2021 at 5:25 pm #

          > I think what’s happened to our perceptions is that we were never before aware of just how stupid the average person is <

          I would say "deeply, deeply indoctrinated", rather than stupid.
          Think of what we're barbarded with here in the West 24/7/365..

          Russia's not Woke, nor stupid; neither is Hungary. I want to move to one of them, even if I'm old.

          • Bill7 June 21, 2021 at 5:27 pm #

            “bombarded”

          • dr._Gonzo June 21, 2021 at 7:04 pm #

            careful, there!

            That is what I thought too. Until yesterday. It appears that Vladimir Vladimirovich IS playing ball ball with the globalists.

            According to Konstantine (YT, Letters to King), Moscow Mayor has rolled out new mandatory ‘vaccination’ requirements for all employers and has selectively shut down SMEs in the city. This directive has been subsequently adopted by many provincial capitals. As Moscow goes, so goes the FSU.

            I am crying inside. I once thought Russia would be the last free place on earth but apparently Kremlin leadership is neither patriotic nor do they care about their people.

            Sure, you might point out that Sputnik V is an attenuated adenovirus vector type ‘vaccine’ and therefore safer than this mRNA time-bomb technology, but who knows?

            As Night Owl*, Mary [V and Queen], et al have pointed out, it is not about the plandemic, a purported ‘remedy’ for same, or public health writ large.

            It is about control, plain and simple.

            The solution? Local action as described by a recent and sorely missed commenter on these pages who went by the name of K**.

            *thanks; eternally indebted to you for the heads-up re: Corona Anschuss. The RFK, Jr. episode blew my mind, likewise the interview with Ms. Austin Fitts. NB the expressions on the faces of the Germans (some EXTREMELY serious people). That alone to me said it all.

          • Pat Ormsby June 23, 2021 at 6:51 am #

            VVPutin plays along to get along, but he does face a lot of criticism for trying too hard to get along with the globalists. This news is a very big disappointment. I have encountered no information on adverse events from Sputnik V, but I have heard that those who have taken it apparently churn out more virulent varieties of the virus, causing more trouble for those who have refused it thus far. That was one possible outcome the vaccinologists were warning about, and I can only pray that the vaccinated fare okay this fall when seasonal cold viruses start multiplying.

          • MaryQueen June 23, 2021 at 8:11 pm #

            dr._Gonzo, thanks for reading/listening. It’s all we can ask.

            Yes it is all mind-blowing! NEw from RFK, Jr.:

            https://childrenshealthdefense.org/defender/link-heart-inflammation-pfizer-moderna-covid-vaccines-cdc-advisory/

        • Wizard of the Saddle June 24, 2021 at 8:09 am #

          So very, very, tragically true. Not only have you described the great majority of people I encounter in the workplace, but also the fear and loathing they have of those who actually do have higher IQ’s and a rational mind. The latter group are prone to “rock the boat,” upsetting the warm and comforting cocoon of groupthink inhabited by the not-too-bright sheeple.

          They PUNISH you for that kind of shit. It’s best to keep your counsels to yourself and simply look after Number One.

      • Bill7 June 21, 2021 at 4:50 pm #

        CJ Hopkins, from yesterday:

        “..You can show the New Normals the facts all you like. You can show them the fake photos of people dead in the streets in China in March of 2020. You can show them the fake projected death rates. You can explain how the fake PCR tests work, how healthy people were deemed medical “cases.” You can show them all the studies on the ineffectiveness of masks. You can explain the fake “hospitalization” and “death” figures, send them articles about the unused “emergency hospitals,” the unremarkable age-and-population-adjusted death rates, cite the survival rates for people under 70, the dangers and pointlessness of “vaccinating” children. None of this will make the slightest difference.

        and (especially)

        “..I could go on, and I’m sure I will as the “New Normal” ideology becomes our new “reality” over the course of the next several years. My point, at the moment, is … this isn’t an argument. The global-capitalist ruling classes, government leaders, the corporate media, and the New Normal masses they have instrumentalized >> are not debating with us. They know the facts. They know the facts contradict their narratives. << They do not care. They do not have to. Because this isn’t about facts. It’s about power.."

        https://consentfactory.org/2021/06/20/manufacturing-new-normal-reality/

        B7

        • Hereward the Woke June 21, 2021 at 5:10 pm #

          Exactly. Here in Switzerland me and thousands of others have spent the last month campaigning to get the good burghers to vote “Non/Nein” to 2 horrible new laws that extend the China flu “emergency” to…..2031 and give the law and order forces power to basically arrest anyone who they feel could be a threat to the State. We had some fantastic material printed and distributed – all the key data laid out in simple terms, all backed up by sources – yet I will remember for a long time the moronic expression on even highly intelligent people’s faces when you try to reason with them. We might have been speaking Serbo-Croat for all the good it did. Both votes passed but we are challenging them because the government failed to mention key and very nasty clauses in the voting campaign about vaccine passports and digital tracking.

          • Bill7 June 21, 2021 at 5:36 pm #

            Thanks for all that, HtW. From Sweden, on a slightly different front of this long-term elite project:

            “..From reimagining its viking warriors as “transgender” to hanging homosexual art in its churches, to declaring its own history “copied,” Swedish society has apparently committed itself to a full-throttle woke makeover in recent years. The Swedish National Museum in Stockholm is no different..”

            https://www.rt.com/news/527186-sweden-racist-warnings-art/

            Read it and weep. I was going to say that what’s been *done* to formerly-well functioning Sweden over the last thirty years is a special crime; but it’s everywhere now..

            “oopsie!” to the Few’s benefit, every time.

            B7

        • Slugoon June 21, 2021 at 6:18 pm #

          Thanks B7. I’ve arrived at the same conclusion from fifteen months of observation and chatting to people. There is only a small percentage of people (<5%) cognisant of what's going on and who are prepared to question it or at least feel passionate about it.

          The rest? A roll of the eyes, a shrug of the shoulders, a blank look. They're not interested. Pure apathy. I could do all of those things CJH talks about above and it's true, it doesn't make a difference. It doesn't register anywhere in the brain. It's like they are hypnotised.

          I've given up. I've gone from contrarian to misanthrope. I'm not even arsed about Brexit any more. I wouldn't even care if they reversed the referendum result tomorrow.

          • GreenAlba June 22, 2021 at 10:20 am #

            Slugoon

            I’m going to do you a favour here and turn you back into a contrarian AND make you be arsed about Brexit again – by simple provocation.

            As I warned 5 years ago, our farmers are about to have their livelihoods put in jeopardy – not to mention having to watch a strategic sector be treated as if long-term food security isn’t even a thing – by seeing tariff-free cheap meat imports come in from Australia (and eventually the US, most likely), with virtually no benefit to the UK economy even by the government’s own figures.

            This assault on sanity cannot be borne unless it is for some good reason. So you have to keep believing in the good reason, because our fishermen are having a shit time too. And our already-decimated steel industry will soon wave farewell, also thanks to cheap imports, leaving us fully gelded as an industrial nation.

            I won’t dwell on the other point that arch-Brexiter What’s-His-Name who runs Wetherspoon’s can’t get staff (ahahahaha – sorry!) because 1 million EU citizens went home during Covid and aren’t coming back – and if pub prices go up to get young Brits to step up, people will just increase the amount of booze they buy at the supermarket and drink at home instead …

            Have I got your back up yet and brought you back from the pointless abyss of misanthropy and can’t-be-arsed-ness?

            Think of those poor farmers having to get by on enticing the public in to pay £30 to walk an alpaca, and buy an ice-cream made from Daisy’s milk while they’re there. Don’t let it be for nothing.

          • Slugoon June 22, 2021 at 3:25 pm #

            A sterling effort, Alba! Close… but no cheroot!

            Back in 2016 I had strong convictions of what constituted our nation, our farmers, our fishermen, our steel industry etc. but what I have come to realise after four years of politicians (and half the population) trying to overturn and neuter the referendum, and now observing events of the past fifteen months, is that there is no ‘our’.

            Obviously I’ve exhausted all my Brexit arguments on here already. I’m not sure whether Tim Martin’s biggest problem is his staffing issue or the fact that his pubs have been forced to close for a year. If in doubt though, let’s just blame Brexit. Honestly, I am beyond caring. If anyone has a problem with the fallout they can take it up with the politicians who squandered the opportunity.

            The self-proclaimed libertarian in #10 can carry on acting like a tinpot dictator, the flag-hating national broadcaster can carry on peddling 24/7 emotional fear porn and refuse to put any facts into context, the blacks can carry on stabbing themselves senseless in London, the Police can concentrate on hate speech, LBGT flags and and their latest TikTok dancing videos, the feminists can embark upon their new war with the transgenders, the BLM mob can continue smashing shit up to keep themselves higher up the victim chart than the feminists or the transvestites, the EU apparatchiks can carry on waving their dicks around and my fellow Brits, that have just spent fifteen months wandering around in a fugue state, can continue to do so while showing off their designer masks on Facebook or tweeting about how proud they were that their child died of a vaccine “to help others”.

            Meanwhile, I’ve got two weeks off work and the weather is good. Time to load up some Ilford Pan F and enjoy the green and pleasant lands!

          • GreenAlba June 23, 2021 at 7:05 am #

            Well, I’m glad to be of service in letting you get all of that off your chest, Slugoon!

            And I hope you enjoy your two weeks off with the Ilford Pan F. 🙂

          • Pat Ormsby June 23, 2021 at 7:10 am #

            Some are saying the vaccines are the coup de grace. The survivors will be an automaton society of stupefied drones. The controllers will turn on each other after that. What happens to those of us who have managed to escape the net so far?
            The late former Soviet social scientist Andrew Lobaczewski, author of Political Ponerology, said that when the psychopathic take control, they first sell everyone a dream of a society which looks nice at first but in fact is ideal for psychopaths. As they implement it, society wakes up, and their own incompetence leads to their downfall. Unfortunately, the psychopaths may have learned from Lobacewski what they need to do to avert that. Say they manage effectively to eliminate you and me. When their big egos are not satisfied with that, they turn on each other. Lobaczewski said the only way to deal with a psychopathic-led society is as little as humanly possible. By trying to fight them, you only strengthen them. Go under the radar any way you can. Disengage as much as possible. Feign ignorance.

          • GreenAlba June 23, 2021 at 7:14 am #

            Well, I’m glad to be of service in letting you get all of that off your chest, Slugoon!

            And I hope you enjoy your two weeks off with the Ilford Pan F. 🙂

            PS you might enjoy this short interview with the cancelled Germaine Greer on the subject of things trans, and specifically transwomen not being women. I started to like her better as she got older.

            I wasn’t too judgemental about Kirsty Wark as it’s part of her job to play devil’s advocate, since sycophantic interviews are cringeworthy. I wouldn’t be surprised if the pair of them had a good chinwag afterwards. KW also did a good Newsnight item on concerns about the Tavistock Clinic, expressed by whistleblowers.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7B8Q6D4a6TM

            It’s only 7 minutes.

          • Slugoon June 23, 2021 at 8:32 am #

            By trying to fight them, you only strengthen them. Go under the radar any way you can. Disengage as much as possible. Feign ignorance.

            A timely post. This is the point I seem to have arrived at. I may check out your link at some point, Alba, but right now I can’t take any more of this manufactured hysteria! Not my fight. Me know nuthin’!

          • GreenAlba June 23, 2021 at 8:41 am #

            OK, Slugoon, I’ll just give you one short quote:

            ‘People get hurt all the time. Try being an old woman. Try being an Australian.’

            🙂

  19. Beryl of Oyl June 21, 2021 at 11:02 am #

    I have started wondering, if the recent worship of the “trans” and alphabet people (Dave Chappelle’s phrase), isn’t to keep people from taking a good hard look at the hot mess they’ve become, and wondering why?

    I saw an ad from LL Bean, I think it was, paying tribute to the LGBTQ crowd, a if they are a race and not individuals, and I couldn’t help but notice, not for for first time, how being not just overweight and out of shape, but horribly so, seems to have become an important part of that movement.

    Except for many of the gay males of course.

    I see young people, even when slender. still with no muscle tone, pot bellies, and pasty complexions.

    I think a low fat diet with plenty of processed, starchy foods and GMO soy will do that to you.

    Since that’s what TPTB want us all to eat, it’s natural for the MSM to push the idea that a healthy person is supposed to look like that.

    I keep hearing that lo vitamin D isa factor when many people get very sick with the COVIS, as well as obesity.

    People forget that you get vitamin D from diet, not just sun exposure.

    I knew a woman who had a problem with low vitamin D levels, and it couldn’t be blamed on lack of sun, as she went out for a walk every single day at high noon.

    Her doctor told her she had an absorption problem. What he didn’t say is that the “healthy” low fat diet she and her husband followed to the letter, puts you at risk of low vitamin D levels.

    • gustafson.robert.22 June 21, 2021 at 11:08 am #

      makes me think of all the ways “Science” has failed us dietarily in last 100 years, although it has just recently gotten slightly better if you know where to look

      • Beryl of Oyl June 21, 2021 at 11:15 am #

        Dr. Atkins was the lone voice crying in the wilderness for a long time.

        • JohnAZ June 21, 2021 at 11:50 am #

          Paleo

          Think what the Hunter gatherer Man was eating while he evolved his omnivorous digestive system.

          Eat lots of roots, berries and vegetables and getting a mammoth every once in a while.

          Our satiety center triggers on fats, but not carbs. Low fat, high carb diets mean you are hungry forever.

          A study a long time ago in Framingham, Mass. showed that people on low fat, low cholesterol diets did not have heart disease like high fat diets. The low fat diet started.

          Another study in Scandinavia showed that a village that ate little but fish had no heart disease. From this, Omega 3 good fats was born. Various studies on the Asian diets centered on fish supported this.

          Another find was that folks in Italy have very low rates of heart disease. Investigation gave us the Mediterranean diet and emphasis on antioxidants. This led into belief that heart disease was a function of inflammation even more than fats.

          Inflammation in increased by high intakes of certain carbs, especially sugars.

          It is boring but the paleo or South Beach diets seem to match what was going on long ago. South Beach has successfully treated diabetes 2.

          BTW, Y, the food corporation network has hooked generations on really bad diets. Good tasting stuff is comprised of sugar, salt and fat adders to make them more palatable. Want to know what has caused the Diabetes surge?

          One more, cardiology discovered in the late nineties that the prime cause of heart disease, especially infractions was inflammation. Think about that relative to the Covid immune overreaction.

          • JohnAZ June 21, 2021 at 2:17 pm #

            Infarctions

          • Ron Anselmo June 21, 2021 at 2:45 pm #

            John – great post, informative. Thanks.

          • messianicdruid June 21, 2021 at 5:34 pm #

            JohnAZ said, “This led into belief that heart disease was a function of inflammation even more.”

            Heart disease & cancer caused by bad teeth?

            https://www.lewrockwell.com/2021/06/joseph-mercola/the-hidden-epidemic-fueling-cancer-and-heart-disease/

          • malthuss June 21, 2021 at 7:01 pm #

            It’s interesting to note that many of the most-consumed vegetables, the ones in every supermarket, are high-oxalate – chard, spinach, beet greens, etc. And that many “vegans” are blending these raw and drinking them in “smoothies”. I think if you add calcium and vitamin D supplements and carbonated water (or other carbonated drinks) to that, it’s a literal recipe for oxalate kidney stones.

            The low-oxalate vegetables that are more common in, for example,
            Chinese markets now – bok choy, broccoli, cabbage (round & napa), kobocha, sprouts, watercress, cauliflower, etc, are far better options.
            And yes, cooking and draining is a good practice
            Uric acid kidney stones have a different set of causes, which can include lead exposure.

          • malthuss June 21, 2021 at 7:02 pm #

            paleo or South Beach diets seem to match what was going on long ago. really? Id guess people ate what they could.

            Im not sure that much meat was available.

    • Hereward the Woke June 21, 2021 at 11:44 am #

      Beryl: I’m sure THEY are exploiting the homosexual and trans insanity to further their own demonic ends, but it’s also a simple fact that sexual perversion always rears its ugly head when civilizations are about to hit the buffers. Healthy, thriving societies treat these people with compassion but don’t let them anywhere near the levers of power.

      • JohnAZ June 21, 2021 at 11:52 am #

        Healthy, thriving societies like Iran chop off their heads.

        • redrock June 21, 2021 at 1:33 pm #

          Good idea.

        • Mostly Disagreeable June 21, 2021 at 1:34 pm #

          Homosexuals in Iran are given a choice: death or medically assisted transition to the other sex.

        • Hereward the Woke June 21, 2021 at 5:11 pm #

          I don’t think the adjectives “healthy” and “thriving” would be used by many to describe Iran.

          • Pat Ormsby June 23, 2021 at 7:17 am #

            Hereward, given the state of the media, you’d have to go there to get an idea of how society in Iran is actually faring.

      • Rulo Deschamps June 21, 2021 at 6:26 pm #

        Hereward, agreed. My thoughts exactly.

    • MaryQueen June 21, 2021 at 12:39 pm #

      Everyone needs to supplement Vit. D. I lived in CA and still tested for low levels a few years back, so I take about 2400 IUs daily now.

      Yes I agree with the youth. Part of that pasty and doughy out of shape thing is that they sit in front of video games all the time or spend their time on their phones. Screen time all day all night.

      So unhealthy.

      And the trans agenda was to get us to believe that we can be born in the wrong body, and accept all sorts of frankenstein surgeries to ‘correct’ it. It is insane, but they needed this mindset to become accepted in order to move it into transhumanism. It’s all connected.

    • Yohannon June 21, 2021 at 12:50 pm #

      In shape people look more like the actual sex they are. Could that be a factor? Fat helps in the production of estrogen, feminizing men. And fat women aren’t attractive, thus many stop trying to be feminine and/or turn to each other.

  20. Ron Anselmo June 21, 2021 at 11:10 am #

    Morning Jim – another piece of great writing. Thanks. Lots to ponder.

    “Also sayin’ it might be a really good time to lay in a few extra bags of rice, dried beans, and chili powder to make it edible.” ~ JHK

    However, chili powder won’t be necessary to make rice & beans edible. I always have stores as you mention – lots of rice & beans – my wife claims she’ll never eat them – my timeworn refrain, “You will when you get hungry.” Without chili powder, I mean.

    So it will be, trust me.

    • MaryQueen June 21, 2021 at 12:52 pm #

      I stocked up on spices/sauces/flavoring stuff as much as I did the rice and beans.

      I could eat them plain but why if you don’t have to? Let’s hope we don’t have to…

      • Ron Anselmo June 21, 2021 at 3:01 pm #

        I’ve been hungry – times when I could afford only grits, but not butter.

        People have no idea what being hungry means. Today, when people say they are hungry, they mean not full.

        Going hungry can build character – but in the extreme, can bring out our Darwinian imperatives.

        Yes Mary, let’s hope we don’t have to…

        • Rulo Deschamps June 21, 2021 at 6:33 pm #

          Ron, I’ve been hungry too. I guess thats why I went into farming. I had never thought of this, and thinking of the times I went hungry was unpleasant, but u reminded me of it and gave me an insight there. So thanks.
          I sold the farm in the south. I am now in the north, bracing for what’s coming in a year or 5, but coming for sure. Every fool wants to be in S Fl now. Let them.

          • Ron Anselmo June 22, 2021 at 12:39 am #

            Rulo – believe it or not, I can feel your closer presence and also your sense of relief. You’ve made the right decision, although you had few doubts anyway – rightly so.

            Looking forward to our paths crossing up here when it works for us both. Relatively soon – maybe fall.

            Although strong and in excellent health, recently I’ve had feelings of knowing I’m a short-timer. Had a dream where a girl beckoned me close so she could whisper something to me.

            Not a witch, but some kind of shaman – when I leaned in, she said, “You know you only have two years to live”. Wasn’t surprised at all – she was telling me something I already knew – I said, “I know.” Nothing scary or unsettling – just made me try to reprioritize a few things.

            Hope the transition was relatively smooth and that you’re getting settled in on the new farm. The singular focus now will help. I’ll touch base in the next few months, thru The Avocado Grove.

          • Amman June 22, 2021 at 4:59 am #

            What wrong with S FLORIDA?

          • Ron Anselmo June 22, 2021 at 9:03 am #

            Amman – I was born (1960) & raised in SFL. Left in 2000. Have no interest in ever going back. The better question is, “What’s not wrong with S FLORIDA?”.

            If you happen to be there – it’s been self-destructing for years and the that will accelerate in the near term, if not over night, under the right circumstances.

            Nothing there is self-sustainable anymore. When the bough breaks, there will be no getting out.

        • Rulo Deschamps June 22, 2021 at 5:54 pm #

          Ron, death is irrelevant. I’ve considered myself dead many times and yet here I am. U speak of a shaman. In my experience, a shaman or a mushroom’s first message is “you are dead. Now what do u do w every minute.”
          Help others is what. One’s own first. Wife, children, family, dear (scarce) friends. Then one’s wider community. Teach what u know, plant the trees, set up a self sustaining system that can feed them.
          The dream may have been prophetic, or not, only therapeutic. The brain heals itself in rem sleep, the body in heavy dreamless sleep. A way to heal the brain is to confront its fears. Death. And not b afraid, thus overcoming that block.
          Yes, I hope to meet yr clan in a while. I’m working long days setting up poultry, rabbit quarters, tools, sweat, seeds, a fall planting, wells, housing. Will visit St Johns Co & expect to host u in Suwannee Co. Soon but not too soon.
          Cheers!

  21. neurodoc June 21, 2021 at 11:11 am #

    might be a really good time to lay in a few extra bags of rice, dried beans, and chili powder to make it edible.

    JHK: you left out lead and the machinery to launch it in defense of said rice, beans, etc., against the ‘golden’ horde that will surely be out looking for ‘free’ food.

    Neurodoc — My own take on that is: half of the so-called Golden Horde will be dead two days after the first time it rains on them when they’re on their way from NYC up the Hudson Valley. — JHK Admin

    • JohnAZ June 21, 2021 at 11:28 am #

      And free everything else. These urban troublemakers are not just destroying stores, etc., they are looting them first.

      The Rise of the Gimmes sounds like a good Netflix series.

    • elysianfield June 21, 2021 at 12:23 pm #

      ” Golden Horde”

      Mr. Kunstler,
      That construct resonates! I will use it shamelessly.

    • MaryQueen June 21, 2021 at 12:53 pm #

      LOL @ JHK’s response.

    • zenfugue June 21, 2021 at 4:13 pm #

      If so, JHK, half a NYC ‘golden horde’ still adds up to a lot of hungry mouths!

    • Rulo Deschamps June 21, 2021 at 6:38 pm #

      What about the other half?

      • MaryQueen June 22, 2021 at 8:28 pm #

        Weakling city slickers that don’t know how to survive outside of the concrete jungle.

  22. Opie June 21, 2021 at 11:11 am #

    James, I’d be careful to blame china for the pandemic. I suspected it as well until the media and gov did a 180 on the narrative. Then again I thought Oceana was at war with Eurasia. I read a really looong analysis on the whole affair here.
    https://www.unz.com/article/the-flying-pangolin/
    Worth the read ,though it’s a wade.

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder June 21, 2021 at 11:29 am #

      I’d also be careful to underestimate the fact that the media and gov know that many of us are likely to instinctively distrust what they say…so they can easily just say the truth after months or years of denial, and then it’s out there but no one believes that either.

      Second or third-hand truth is a sumbitch to sort out.

      • Yohannon June 21, 2021 at 12:55 pm #

        Yes, there is much truth on the CDC website. One guy is saying that if you look and analyze, it shows that there have been 15,000 vaccine deaths in America. Anyway, it gives them plausible deniability down the line if they need it.

      • Rulo Deschamps June 21, 2021 at 6:43 pm #

        Mr Mango, true. I don’t “believe” screen or print anymore. Rather, I think, what are they trying to get me to think, to love or hate, to do? Then I do the opposite.

  23. MrMangoOnMyShoulder June 21, 2021 at 11:26 am #

    Dammit. I’m not ready for a world war.

    The part that irks me more is the fact that instead of banding together like we have in the past, unseen folks of power have literally been training our feral youth to hate and mock those loyal to anything other than anarchy and self-gratification.

    We will not even need to be invaded…if there is war elsewhere and even the slightest pullback of “homeland” supplies (food/water/power), we will tear ourselves apart from the inside, instead of trying to fight back against the folks that actually pull the (at-first metaphorical) trigger on a worldwide shitstorm.

    Question to those who know their war history better than I…what “outwardly strong” countries/regions were in reality fragile enough in previous times of pancontinental wars to end up in their own civil war while the rest of the world fought nation against nation?

    • O.G. Hawkins June 21, 2021 at 11:39 am #

      Dammit. I’m not ready for a world war.

      “Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!”

    • Yohannon June 21, 2021 at 12:59 pm #

      Russia during WW1

      • MrMangoOnMyShoulder June 21, 2021 at 1:21 pm #

        Ah yes, see, I missed an obvious one. Thanks for chiming in.

    • Rulo Deschamps June 21, 2021 at 6:54 pm #

      Mr Mango, nobody is. Densely packed and ominous as JHK’s essay is, he left out the worst part. Atomic warfare. It’s very hard to say anything about that. Cormac McCarthy tried in The Road. But Arthur C Clarke didn’t need a whole book to say it. He did it in one sentence: I don’t know what weapons will be used for ww3, but I know ww4 will be fought with sticks and stones. Something along those lines. Cornered animals are the most dangerous. Cornered superpowers armed to the teeth with nuclear warheads, drone swarms and bioweapons?

      • MrMangoOnMyShoulder June 21, 2021 at 8:05 pm #

        Rulo – if it comes to nukes, light it up, I guess. Lord knows it won’t be up to a public vote when the moment comes. You wanna talk Great Resets…holeeee shit.

        But the fact that it hasn’t happened yet is a bright spot in the realm of possibility (for humanity as a whole, not necessarily for us peons). Money will probably prevail for those who have their fingers on the buttons.

      • Ron Anselmo June 22, 2021 at 1:11 am #

        Rulo – just my opinion, but I think nukes are off the table. All wars, in one way or another, have been resource wars. US physical resources (read agricultural) are probably the most coveted.

        Just as you couldn’t grow on a Super Fund Site, no one can grow on a nuclear wasteland. EMP and/or bioweapons, leave infrastructure and resources relatively intact or at least serviceable.

        Problem is, even a limited nuke exchange by hotheads in a different theater would have global weather disruptions & consequences on US Ag.

        Needless to say, Clarke is correct about WW4 in any event.

        • Rulo Deschamps June 22, 2021 at 6:14 pm #

          Mr Mango, Ron, I hope you r right. If only for filthy lucre, leave the nuclear warheads in the silos. But the lesser damage alternatives (emp weapons, biowarfare, cut off communications aka cyber warfare, targeted AI drone killings) are on the table in a cornered or going for the kill animal superpower scenario.

        • dr._Gonzo June 24, 2021 at 12:46 am #

          Academic, but needs to be said: there will never be a hot, hot war. The thieves who’ve stolen everything will not allow their loot to be destroyed.

          In the words of the late, great Frank Zappa, “There will be no nuclear war. There’s too much real estate involved.”

  24. SomeoneInAsia June 21, 2021 at 11:33 am #

    I’m Chinese — though only by descent and not by nationality (Heaven forbid). And guess what. I HATE China.

    I hate China for the hideous abomination she has become today. She has cast all of her traditional culture to the winds. Her government routinely lies on everything. The people have no say on anything. They’re often turned into rabid nationalist-jingoists by an absolutely superb education. And the whole country, with its aberrant ‘merit system’, has become as much of an authoritarian nightmare as anything Orwell and Huxley could imagine. And now (with Fauci’s help) she has cast her foul pestilence across the entire globe, claiming countless lives. I could go on. If she has become a major geopolitical power today, it was only by selling her soul to the Devil. That’s just too heavy a price to pay, and there’s nothing about it for a Chinese like me to feel proud about.

    I hate today’s China so much that any news about how China is NOT doing well in anything is now almost music to my ears. Certainly Xi JinPIG’s porcine appearance isn’t going to do much to change this.

    My one source of consolation regarding the sorry-excuse-for-a-country that is China today is that, even if she wins the global power game and becomes the world’s next hegemon, her victory can only be short-lived for the simple reason that as a modern industrial society she’s as subject to the Limits to Growth as any other modern industrial milieu. Come the Long Emergency — which has probably already begun — she’ll crash and burn just like everyone else.

    • O.G. Hawkins June 21, 2021 at 11:50 am #

      My one source of consolation regarding the sorry-excuse-for-a-country that is China today is that, even if she wins the global power game and becomes the world’s next hegemon, her victory can only be short-lived for the simple reason that as a modern industrial society she’s as subject to the Limits to Growth as any other modern industrial milieu.

      To understand what is going on, one must first drop the nationalism. It is not China v USA. It is elite v 7.6B.

      “China & Faucci
      Sittin’ in a tree
      K-I-S-S-I-N-G”

      TPTB are engineering depopulation en route to Techno Feudal Serfdom for a Billion eunichs and a luxurious, powerful existence for a small elite. Their whole plan is all about sustainability.

      • MrMangoOnMyShoulder June 21, 2021 at 11:58 am #

        OG – It is not China v USA. It is elite v 7.6B

        Wasn’t that also the case in previous world wars (except fewer billions of people)? No one actually wanted to fight those wars, but once begun, and people are attacked and start losing family and friends, they go all in cuz “fuck doze guys”.

        I’ve enjoyed this lifetime of relative peace, historically speaking. Rather not see that go south.

        • O.G. Hawkins June 21, 2021 at 2:39 pm #

          Agreed Mr M.

          All wars are bankers’ wars.
          – Michael Riviero

          We lived the most luxuriant, peaceful existence of any average Joe of any generation of any continent in the history of mankind. Not even close.

          Lucky us … but now it’s over. The Pied Piper is now marching our children away.

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder June 21, 2021 at 8:02 pm #

            We lived the most luxuriant, peaceful existence of any average Joe of any generation of any continent in the history of mankind. Not even close.

            Guess we don’t know that for sure, but it does seem to be the case, especially considering how easy it now is to beat up on weaker nations without actually having to commit much manpower.

            I am good at complaining, but on this particular topic I think we have a lot to be thankful for. Until we don’t.

          • O.G. Hawkins June 21, 2021 at 9:18 pm #

            We had our run. Cruising in private, air-conditioned luxury like we’re all royalty.

            If feel Bad for the young. We’re handing them a World of Shit.

      • SomeoneInAsia June 21, 2021 at 12:52 pm #

        Please tell me black magic is for real. I want to use it against every last member of TPTB. It would give me the utmost pleasure to see each one of them die a slow and agonizing death.

        • thirdcoastlegend June 21, 2021 at 1:21 pm #

          The black magic the controllers have used to hypnotize most of the global population seems plenty real to me.

        • O.G. Hawkins June 21, 2021 at 2:43 pm #

          Black Magic is most definitely Real, SomeoneInAsia. TPTB are the leaders of that too.

          Justice is not ours. Do not participate in evil and know that God will mete Justice.

        • Rulo Deschamps June 22, 2021 at 6:36 pm #

          Black magic is real, and u wanna stay out of it. Forces will devour you if u play sorcerer’s apprentice with that shit. Leave the dark side alone, dont feed it w your thoughts, desires.

    • gustafson.robert.22 June 21, 2021 at 12:27 pm #

      Well put, someone.

      Too many similarities between USA and China to bode well for either’s future

    • Q. Shtik June 21, 2021 at 3:44 pm #

      there’s nothing about it for a Chinese like me to feel proud about. – SinA

      ===========

      Or as some might say : there’s nothing about it for a Chinee like me to feel proud about.

    • Rulo Deschamps June 21, 2021 at 7:02 pm #

      SiA, thank you for that brutally honest comment. Feeling that way about our mother country or culture is like having one’s viscera torn out. I too hate what China has become. I never let that be a reason to hate random Chinese people. I deeply understand your frustration. I am Argentinian, and I hate what Argentina has become.

      • Wizard of the Saddle June 25, 2021 at 1:21 pm #

        As I am an American……and I hate what America has become.

    • Pat Ormsby June 23, 2021 at 7:33 am #

      Someone in Asia,

      So good to see you again! I’m still doing fairly well in rural Japan. We have strategically consolidated close to my husband’s family and are farming. COVID means there are fewer opportunities to build good relations in the community around us, but having family and old friends nearby will be more useful than my best efforts in a community where we were outsiders.

      Formerly Madam Oh on the Collapse Net blog.

  25. BillRI June 21, 2021 at 11:35 am #

    “Events are tending toward an unfortunate convergence…” Indeed, you can feel it in the air.

    I’m puzzled that as the temperature rises all around Biden and the Dems., we see another Hunter Biden influence-peddling scam unfold with significant public promotion — Hunter Biden’s paintings that are going on sale for big money. Hunter Biden yet again seems to be taunting the world about the supposedly bullet-proof cocoon within which — in his mind — the Biden family’s influence peddling operates. Not only do the exposes of Hunter Biden’s unbelievably dishonest and often illegal behavior — well-documented — not bother him, he seems to thrive on flaunting it to all at every opportunity. What does this tell us about his knowledge and understanding of Joe Biden and those who surround him? The Emperor has no clothes, but when will the audience flee the theater?

    • JohnAZ June 21, 2021 at 11:56 am #

      Biden family=the mob? Is the mob running the country? The cartels?

    • BackRowHeckler June 21, 2021 at 12:02 pm #

      What Bill, you don’t think Hunter’s paintings are worth $500,000 apiece? On MSNBC, Biden’s art was being compared to Rembrandt, Picasso, Dali, and Jackson Pollock.

      • Yohannon June 21, 2021 at 1:16 pm #

        The Clinton Foundation all over again. He’s selling access. He uses a straw to paint. Does that mean he sucks the paint in with it and then releases it with his breath?

        Some people get blow guns and end up sucking the dart down their throats.

  26. benr June 21, 2021 at 11:36 am #

    Every year and every “holiday” it gets just a little worse.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/weekend-crowds-leave-piles-of-trash-in-mission-bay/ar-AALfoFk?ocid=msedgdhp&pc=W018

  27. thirdcoastlegend June 21, 2021 at 11:36 am #

    Clips of Antifa, the Deep State’s version of the SA, harass people in and around the Western Conservative Conference in Denver:

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/06/denver-antifa-militants-threaten-harass-drivers-guests-hotel-hosting-western-conservative-summit/

    Anyone who doesn’t realize this is a well-funded and organized op is a huge part of the problem.

    • Beryl of Oyl June 21, 2021 at 12:03 pm #

      That land whale in the red shorts was making direct threats against a Congresswoman.

      Lauren Boebert isn’t even five feet tall.

      People not even in the building on January 6th are acting as if they were victims. Where is the FBI, why aren’t they busting into these peoples’ homes?

      • draupnir June 22, 2021 at 1:55 am #

        According to the info Mr. Dong obliged us with, the CIA and the FBI are both heavily compromised. Don’t expect anything from the FBI. Where are they, anyway? Their building in DC is all boarded up. All the Chinese students here in the country are officers in the PLA, and Hunter Biden’s 500,000 dollar paintings are the least of our problems, as a great many important people are also in the CCP’s pockets.

        I occasionally visit sites that are not sanctioned and diverge from the preferred narrative, sometimes substantially. Rumor has it that Trump did sign the Insurrection act. The military is apparently giving that bunch of traitors enough rope to hang themselves.

        Speaking of hanging, there are those claiming Hillary Clinton was executed on April 26th, after a brief trial by military tribunal, and the chief witness against her was Huma Abadin, who testified in exchange for a lighter sentence. One of Hilliary’s body doubles is making her appearances now, or CGI. (Her last words were purported to be, “I’m Hillary Clinton. You can’t do this to me.”) The FBI is said to have raided Rudy Giulliani’s home to grab the encrypted video of the trial and execution.

        Joe Biden’s body double is also making frequent appearances for him. A woman who was an expert in such things said this guy’s ears are different from the Joe Biden of ten years ago. That Joe had hanging ear lobes, this one’s are not. CGI may be also making the occasional appearance when Joe is indisposed.

        y well.

        • Wizard of the Saddle June 25, 2021 at 1:36 pm #

          [[ Massive Eye Roll ]]

          Reality is hard enough to believe. I have no time for fantasy.

          This is utter and complete QAnon rubbish.

    • MaryQueen June 21, 2021 at 12:58 pm #

      They bus them in! How can it not be organized? They do it right out in plain sight.

    • Ron Anselmo June 21, 2021 at 3:58 pm #

      TCL – another huge part of the problem is that we’ve let these fuckers (the Democrats & Leftists) temporarily decapitate the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers.

      This is exactly the kind of affair they would attend, and put a stop to this kind of cowardly behavior. We’ve let them be smeared as “white extremists” and be detained.

      Now it’s open season on law-abiding, defenseless citizens – Antifa once again, rules the streets with impunity while others are purposely imprisoned.

      Most of these guys are BAMF’s – they’d be willing to fight with both hands tied behind their backs (and probably hold their own with the Antifa pussies anyway), but they’re not even allowed in the fight.

      All this we allow, and whatever is allowed becomes acceptable.

      • SW June 21, 2021 at 9:37 pm #

        I know this will sound defeatist but the fact is “we” have not allowed this to happen as there is no route open any longer for justice. Antifa made its national debut at Charlottesville but no other story was in the news but how they had been attacked by nazis, white supremacists, gun nuts, etc. No mention of the fact that the people marching to oppose the removal of the statues had a permit and Antifa did not.

        • Ron Anselmo June 22, 2021 at 1:35 am #

          SW – Antifa reared it’s head in Portland, OR, in 2007. I’ve watched them since that day – an obvious cancer, and clear & present danger, from day one, if allowed to metastasize. That’s what we allowed.

          Living on the US East Coast, my wife used to ask why I was so concerned about Portland, OR. Now it’s plain as day. Poison is so easy to spot, but it’s shocking how few see it.

          Everyone just looked the other way and we failed to contain their ideology and MO – now we are dealing with them (or conveniently not) because that’s what we’ve allowed.

          • SW June 22, 2021 at 10:47 am #

            I understand your point and agree that Antifa and other destructive forces have been allowed — encouraged even — to flourish. But the people who oppose them (like you and me) no longer have much of a voice. It’s been drowned out by shrill media distortions and a legal system that backs them up. Remember the mayor in Seattle and in Portland instructed the police to “stand down”. The police chief in Seattle (a black woman) quit b/c she was stopped from doing her job.

          • Ron Anselmo June 22, 2021 at 12:19 pm #

            SW – you are exactly right on all counts. A similar thing here – after a small-scale dust up between Antifa/BLM vs. Proud Boys, 1%’ers & 3%’ers, the local Chief of Police quit his $120K/year job and went to work for the city Zoning Department @ $50K/year.

            He should be commended for staying true to his personal values – he was stopped from doing his job. Many fail to realize that city police chiefs (and by virtue, their officers) serve at the will of the local mayors, commissioners & councilmen.

            That’s where this starts – the Blue Cancer – we’ve allowed to metastasize in our city & town governments – the tiny tyrants, once elected, run amok.

          • Wizard of the Saddle June 25, 2021 at 1:42 pm #

            What Antifa is best at is being obnoxious. This is why it appeals to allegedly grown-up children with a terminal case of infantile arrested development. All they do is behave like spoiled brats throwing violent temper tantrums against the true adults.

            A healthy society would arrest their wimpy asses; throw the book at them in court; convict them of multiple felonies; and then send their flabby, lazy asses to the GD’d Pea Farm to work on their physical fitness while adjusting their overall bad attitudes for the next 10-20 years.

  28. elysianfield June 21, 2021 at 11:41 am #

    Well, ladies and germs;

    This just in from Breitbart (A site you should, perhaps, avoid);

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/06/15/biden-administration-asks-americans-to-report-potentially-radicalized-friends-and-family/

    Apparently, the Federal Government, thru the good offices of Homeland Security, is suggesting that if you “See Something, Say Something”. The article seems to indicate that it would be a honorable thing to denounce your friends, even parents.

    Who, among us, will become our own Pavlik Morozov?

    (I’m thinking about YOU, Thwack….)”

    • Hereward the Woke June 21, 2021 at 11:47 am #

      What’s the problem? I’m quite happy snitching on my neighborhood Antifa and BLM thugs.

      • elysianfield June 21, 2021 at 12:31 pm #

        Hereward,
        Remember one of the ’60’s memorable mantra?

        “…If your mommie is a Commie, you gotta turn her in.”

        • Hereward the Woke June 21, 2021 at 5:13 pm #

          Too young, Elysian. I’m more the “Mr Gorbachev, Tear Down that Wall!” generation!

      • Yohannon June 21, 2021 at 1:20 pm #

        You’d be snitching on yourself since they’re in favor, lol.

      • Wizard of the Saddle June 25, 2021 at 1:45 pm #

        Hereward:

        Don’t do it! As the alien Rebel Admiral in Star Wars said: “It’s a trap!”

        People who rat-out members of Biden’s Antifa Black-shirts will themselves be targeted by this regime.

        Don’t self-identify yourself to the compromised government security organs.

    • O.G. Hawkins June 21, 2021 at 11:53 am #

      Doubleplusgood!

    • Rulo Deschamps June 22, 2021 at 6:40 pm #

      The master & Margarita, by Bulgakov, or any Kafka. No, I don’t trust breitbart. Apparatchiks. Own agenda. Share the road sometimes, others not.

      • MaryQueen June 22, 2021 at 8:30 pm #

        The Master & Margarita by Bulgakov is my favorite novel of all time.

        Brilliance, absolute brilliance.

  29. BackRowHeckler June 21, 2021 at 11:56 am #

    Phew, that’s a lot to digest.

    The question I have concerning any conflict with China is has every White Supremacist been rooted out of the Armed Forces as of yet, also, has every service member who desires to transition from male to female at Walter Reed Hospital had the opportunity to do so? If the answer is no to either of these questions, the US is not ready for war with China.

    Brh

    • JohnAZ June 21, 2021 at 12:06 pm #

      The nature of war is changing, don’t you think?

      Straw man

      What if an enemy could shut down the US just by pushing a button on a computer? Would an EMP pulse cancel out our military? Is Duke it out war obsolete?

      How can you defend the infrastructure from hackers? The record says you cannot. Could a country be returned to the Stone Age by a cyber attack?

      Since the CW, the conflict ends when one side obliterates the other. I do not believe any war was won by diplomacy. Compromise wars like Korea or VietNam are a joke and end up being a death sink for young men of both sides.

      • BackRowHeckler June 21, 2021 at 12:13 pm #

        JAZ, China, NKorea and Iran are capable of fielding armies of tens of millions. Yes, warfare is changing, as we saw in the recent Azerbaijan -Armenia conflict (drones knocking out armor and artillery at will) still, being able to deploy 400-500 Divisions against an enemy that cannot tolerate casualties (Nato) carries weight in any era.

        Brh

        • Yohannon June 21, 2021 at 1:22 pm #

          The Muslims defeated the Christians with weapons they got from Israel. A very old story indeed.

          • Rulo Deschamps June 22, 2021 at 6:44 pm #

            The muslims didnt defeat the christians. The stirrup is why. Chanson de Roland.

      • Hereward the Woke June 21, 2021 at 5:16 pm #

        Yes, it is changing and ways that we probably can’t fathom. Massive tank divisions and aircraft carriers already have an air of obsolescence about them. Robots, drones, EMPs and bio-weapons are the future, as well stealth warfare like corrupting your enemy’s pols to open the borders and destroy the value of its currency.

        • messianicdruid June 21, 2021 at 5:44 pm #

          Do not forget the ability to “make fire come down from heaven in the sight of men” and turn places like Jerusalem and Damascus into large green ashtrays.

  30. Beryl of Oyl June 21, 2021 at 12:13 pm #

    This isn’t exactly on topic, but it fits in with the idea of things you aren’t allowed to think let alone say.

    Mayoral candidate Andrew Yang thinks that the mentally ill in NYC should not be running around on the streets harming others and bringing harm on themselves.

    He wants to get them into appropriate housing.

    Notice how the media does not allow this humane and sensible concept to be uttered without their criticism.

    They have “rights”? That’s the excuse for neglecting them?

    Didn’t we all just see “rights” disappear because of a public health emergency?

    How is this different? Is it because crazy people cost money, there is little profit in giving them the care they need?

    https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/1405578520173203466?s=20

    • MaryQueen June 21, 2021 at 1:49 pm #

      Yang is 100% correct. Remember when Reagan shut all the mental health facilities?

      • Beryl of Oyl June 21, 2021 at 1:59 pm #

        We suddenly had a “homeless” crisis.

        • Amman June 21, 2021 at 5:10 pm #

          A shock, shame, and wake-up call to that see that for the 1st time on NY streets. It is one of the first stigmas associated with Reagan in the first 12 months.

          • Amman June 21, 2021 at 5:17 pm #

            (To see that…sorry y’all)

          • draupnir June 22, 2021 at 2:09 am #

            There was an enormous, hairy, smelly, man who used to wander the skyways in Minneapolis, having loud arguments with himself. You could see him coming despite the crowds; he stood head and shoulders above everybody and people parted like the Red Sea when he approached.

      • BackRowHeckler June 21, 2021 at 2:48 pm #

        Beryl, Mary

        Wasn’t closing those large asylums a state issue, not a federal issue? There was a lot of public pressure at the time to shut down what were known as ‘Nut Houses’, without much thought as to what would happen to the inmates afterward.

        Brh

        • MaryQueen June 21, 2021 at 6:23 pm #

          I remember Reagan being given the blame for it. But I don’t know for sure. Whatever the reason, it’s been devastating for everyone.

      • Anthea June 21, 2021 at 4:21 pm #

        I remember it well, because two halfway houses opened in my cheap, safe, and peaceful urban neighborhood. Suddenly there were deranged people wandering the streets. (There used to be urban neighborhoods like that.)

        At our neighborhood Catholic Church, two blocks from my apartment building, the monks who kept an eye on things, both during and between services, and overnight, were forced to begin carrying baseball bats. This church was, at that time, unlocked 24/7, and open to anyone who wanted to come in for private devotions, any time of the day or night. Things had always been that way, from the time the church was built. After a year or two, the church was forced to lock its doors except for services. There were just too many deranged–or drunk or high–people wandering in disrupting services or actually bent on vandalism or violence.

        And that was back when the mentally ill were at least still provided with group homes and not reduced to living on the street.

    • tully June 21, 2021 at 2:14 pm #

      Been saying this for decades. Believe one of the reasons given at the time was the inhumane conditions at many psychiatric facilities. There were some that were awful.

      But the solution would have been to correct those conditions and abuses, not shut them down.

      There was also the grand idea that new psychiatric drugs would allow for treatment via community clinics that would allow the mentally ill to live independently. Problem then is that many people who do truly need medication to avoid being a danger to themselves and others, won’t take it without close supervision because of side effects, etc.

      And thus the beginnings of the homeless problems we have today.

      • MaryQueen June 21, 2021 at 7:23 pm #

        Exactly. Improve them. But there’s no profit in that. That was the true beginning of healthcare/mental health care for profit.

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder June 21, 2021 at 8:46 pm #

      Bring back the funny farms.

  31. benr June 21, 2021 at 12:22 pm #

    About all those new immigrants.

    https://twitter.com/i/topics/news/e-707624613?cn=ZmxleGlibGVfcmVjcw%3D%3D&refsrc=email

    Its pretty obvious they don’t share some of the key core beliefs of the odious DNC.

  32. Soloview June 21, 2021 at 12:27 pm #

    I come here regularly to read Jim’s thoughts, and admire his writing skills. As far as his prophecies go, I am not so impressed. There have been just too many failed ones over the years I have been visiting. And to me the reason is clear: Jim has a penchant for the extremes in the existing possibilities, and these don’t usually materialize because they are just that: extremes with low probability of actuation. Take that defecting Chinese head of counter intelligence, for example. First off, the identity of the defector has not been confirmed, and I am by nature skeptical that he would have made it out so easily. And even if he had, he would have been instantly the prisoner of the anti-communist Chinese diaspora and would sing from their psalter on whatever page they would open for him. Second, I simply don’t believe Xi Jinping, or his closest advisors would have ever embarked on an adventure like Covid-19, i.e. a bioweapon of unknown trajectory and potential. Everything that is known about Beijing’s reactions to the first reports of the outbreak in Hubei belies such a scenario. Local authorities lied up the chain of command about the human-to-human transmission, or at least desperately wanted to believe it was not happening, and Beijing was clearly playing for time in the early days. This would not have been the case if the politburo knew what was going on. I watched an old Chiang soldier on a local Chinese TV channel expounding how Mao tried to suck Khrushchev into a nuclear war with the U.S., as a way to argue that the current leaders don’t give a damn if it all goes up in flames. But of course, there is a big difference between the 1950 leadership’s view of the world and today’s. The Long March veterans’ idea of luxury was a cup of hot black tea and a rollie in a drafty hut. By comparison, today’s Central Committee are mostly millionaires and billionaires or their lackeys. They are overtaking the US in everything. They would have to be really stupid to let some crazy idiot talk them into speeding things up by launching a deadly virus in the neighborhood of the lab where everyone knew doctor Shi was cooking up Peter Daszak super bugs. They are not !

    • Bob12065 June 21, 2021 at 3:19 pm #

      if they didn’t have the WHO, the MSM, the Dems, Big Pharma, the Deep State, Big Tech, and other fifth columnists in the West, you might be correct.

      So the virus accidentally escaped. ok. But then they used it to get rid of Trump. Shut down Wuhan travel to other parts of China, but made sure thousands of Wuhanese traveled around the rest of the world to spread the virus and destroy western economies. What’s so hard to accept with that rendition?

    • gustafson.robert.22 June 21, 2021 at 3:38 pm #

      JHK predictions are like psychadelic vision-images… not (intended to be) significant as truth but as a pistache of possible realities, I think. The room left for a reader to judge these possibilities’ correct application to reality is intentional i believe, and serves me fine. I read them for range, not specificity

      • messianicdruid June 21, 2021 at 5:46 pm #

        Some of the watchers use binoculars while others have telescopes.

      • MaryQueen June 21, 2021 at 6:21 pm #

        Nicely stated. That is similar to how I experience Jim’s articles.

      • Ron Anselmo June 22, 2021 at 1:51 am #

        Exactly – never said better – set & setting influencing each individual interpretation & understanding – JHK provides the setting.

    • O.G. Hawkins June 21, 2021 at 5:23 pm #

      They would have to be really stupid to let some crazy idiot talk them into speeding things up by launching a deadly virus in the neighborhood of the lab where everyone knew doctor Shi was cooking up Peter Daszak super bugs.

      I’m not sure that I like your police work, there Soloview.

      You assume a ridiculous situation, dismiss that strawman out of hand and then throw the baby with the bathwater.

      1) crazy idiot – ad hom, strawman
      2) talk them into – strawman
      3) damning circumstantial evidence – somehow used to prove innocence!

      That is downRight shoddy Police work. You’re Better than that. You gotta be.

    • Rulo Deschamps June 22, 2021 at 6:50 pm #

      Solo, a valid pov. I still thinkmJHK has been spot on, only his timeline wrong. Everything he talked about is coming to pass. The dow will too, but thats irrelevant. Doesnt reflect the truth on the street. Magic vapors. We could all b starving and the dow would be up up up, yeah?

  33. AZJJ June 21, 2021 at 1:06 pm #

    Might have to choose between nuclear war or China world dominance…

    Hard to do with a drooling imbecile like Joke Biden as Prez…

    And a totally corrupt Congress, DOJ, FBI and CIA… oh yes, and top echelon military…

    • abbybwood June 24, 2021 at 1:13 am #

      I heard “Joe Biden” today arguing against The Second Amendment by saying, “You would need F-15’s and nuclear weapons to stand up to the government.”

      Am I to then surmise Mr. Biden, that by that crack you are suggesting the government would bring down a an “insurrection” by the People with F-15’s and nukes?!

      Perhaps someone needs to remind Sleepy Joe that he took an oath to “preserve, protect and defend The Constitution against ALL enemies both foreign and domestic”? Which includes, ahem, The Second Amendment.

      What a traitorous dotard.

  34. sanspeur June 21, 2021 at 1:20 pm #

    The only thing that China has to worry about is its massive 3 Gorges Dam. A few well placed bunker busters, and China is just as fucked as any infrastructure damage they could inflict in the USA. In fact, it would be almost a 400 mile path of destruction with a 10 or 15 Fukushima type reactor blow ups along the way.

    Would/Does the US MIL however have the balls to hit back if we or Taiwan is struck.

    • thirdcoastlegend June 21, 2021 at 1:24 pm #

      I think the high end casualty estimates on a Three Gorges strike are something like 300-400 million, and 30-40% loss of industrial capacity.

      That would certainly give Xi and the CCP pause.

    • Yohannon June 21, 2021 at 1:26 pm #

      We built China. Why did we do that, at the expense of our people? That’s the question. Now we want to fight a super power who has almost everything we have?

      Taiwan makes almost all the computer chips? How did that happen? It’s almost like our Elite made us so vulnerable on purpose….

      • thirdcoastlegend June 21, 2021 at 3:03 pm #

        The sad fact is that, at this time, China probably has more productive industrial capacity than the US.

        They may also have taken/stolen leads in certain areas of technical research while the US has been navel gazing about political correctness and diversity.

        • O.G. Hawkins June 21, 2021 at 4:14 pm #

          And they’ve got all your T-Bills.

          China Legally Owns The USA.

          • KappaJoe June 21, 2021 at 4:58 pm #

            T-bills are backed by nothing except more T-bills which are backed by nothing.

          • O.G. Hawkins June 21, 2021 at 5:13 pm #

            We shall see. Perhaps you understand the worth of T-Bills Better than does China (the World’s largest holder of T-Bills).

            We are in agreement that T-Bills are obvious worthless on account of the USA being bankrupt.

        • Bill7 June 21, 2021 at 5:44 pm #

          > ..China probably has more productive industrial capacity than the US.. <

          "probably"?

          heh

    • Hereward the Woke June 21, 2021 at 5:18 pm #

      They have their 3 Gorges Dams; we have our 3 Gorgeous Dames: Kamala, AOC and Maxine.

  35. Yohannon June 21, 2021 at 1:41 pm #

    https://dailystormer.su/florida-democrat-planned-to-assassinate-sexy-cubana-rival/

    Patriotism is sexy again. Some whites (small w) don’t like that. She’s great. This is like Putin riding on bears with his shirt off. All women want him. All men want to be him.

    This is a White Latina. Not like that commie devil, AOC. Does AOC even speak Spanish, anybody know?

    • Beryl of Oyl June 21, 2021 at 1:49 pm #

      She claims her teachers thought she was retarded because she spoke Spanish.

      I think they thought she was retarded because she’s retarded.

      • BackRowHeckler June 21, 2021 at 2:35 pm #

        C’mon man!

        She was born long after West Side Story became a big hit.

      • MaryQueen June 21, 2021 at 2:42 pm #

        Read a bit about her, she’s a nutter.

        • KappaJoe June 21, 2021 at 5:00 pm #

          She messed up my drink order.

          • KappaJoe June 21, 2021 at 5:03 pm #

            And she put the little umbrella upside down!

          • MaryQueen June 21, 2021 at 6:19 pm #

            Not AOC, the Republican woman who was threatened.

      • Night Owl June 21, 2021 at 3:39 pm #

        TBH, I don’t think I have ever met an American who lived in America all of their life who could speak a second language passably.

        And if there is one, it sure as hell ain’t AOC.

        • Tekapo June 21, 2021 at 6:23 pm #

          TBH, I don’t think I have ever met an American who lived in America all of their life who could speak a second language passably.

          Quite large numbers of Anglo-Americans (CA, AZ, NM, TX, FL) speak Spanish very competently, even fluently. A nephew – who taught school in Henderson NV for some years – is fluent.

          • BackRowHeckler June 21, 2021 at 7:50 pm #

            And yet, I met quite a few guys in the military from the southwest and Cal., with Hispanic surnames, who did not speak Spanish.

            It doesn’t take long for a language to be lost. My wife is from Spain, is a native Spanish and Basque speaker. Her kids know a few words, and when the grandkids come along I’m willing to bet it will be strictly English.

          • Tekapo June 21, 2021 at 11:18 pm #

            It doesn’t take long for a language to be lost.

            Very true, and in most countries where immigration is a big part of the Zeitgeist, it happens all the time – by the second or third generation, the kids are fully “Americanised”, unless parents make a very concerted effort to retain their first language sending them to Greek School or whatever.

          • Rulo Deschamps June 22, 2021 at 6:53 pm #

            Yep, many brown kids i’ve met over the years cannot speak spanish. My own white kids are fluent. Hispanic is a culture, not a race. Us hispanics are black, brown and white.

      • Q. Shtik June 21, 2021 at 4:18 pm #

        I think they thought she was retarded because she’s retarded. – BofO

        ============

        Do you realize how offensive that word is Beryl?? The politically correct term is “developmentally delayed.” 😉

        • O.G. Hawkins June 21, 2021 at 4:31 pm #

          I still call them retreads. One threw a pitch-fork at my buddy once Right in front of me. Good thing he missed.

        • Amman June 21, 2021 at 6:00 pm #

          It’s all relative. If someone curses under his breath “F-cking retard” at someone who upsets him/her, then it cannot be offensive. If someone makes a casual comment like ‘That NYC Democrat is a retard’ then that is PC because it is a political matter to begin with. If you dare make a statement like “Look here, It’s self evident. Greta Thunberg is a major retard.” then yes, that would be offensive and not PC.

    • MaryQueen June 21, 2021 at 2:26 pm #

      I’m sure the Democrats will back that psychopath Braddock, and say he’s justified in wanting her dead because Orange Man Bad.

      • MaryQueen June 21, 2021 at 2:43 pm #

        Oh wait he’s a Repub. Well, I just saw Democrats I recognize the name of on RT defending him!

    • Ron Anselmo June 22, 2021 at 1:59 am #

      Janos – she’s smokin’ hot, no doubt, but she’s a speed bump – you heard the man.

  36. BackRowHeckler June 21, 2021 at 1:43 pm #

    In Chi, final Juneteeth numbers are in: 57 shot, 1 stabbed, 5 dead.

    One thing this shows is that the one day last week where Chicago shooters made 8 head shots — all fatal — was an anomoly. We probably won’t see that kind of accurate shooting again until the National Matches at Camp Perry, Ohio, later on this summer, and those guys are shooting at targets.

    Brh

  37. MisterBimmler June 21, 2021 at 2:17 pm #

    I dont worry much about China. Like the US, they’ve been digging themselves a hole for decades by embracing the worst aspects of financialization which promises an ultimate return to the warlord era if they don’t get a grip and soon. Their ‘claim’ on Taiwan is based on the fact that the island of Formosa paid tribute to the Chinese Emperors long ago. By this logic, Japan has an equal claim. They built up the industry on Formosa while China exacted tribute. China’s military is well equipped to cause prohibitive pain to an invader, but Taiwan/RoC has been preparing for an expected attack since Chiang set up shop there after 1949. Under all that, the island has a native culture and many of the inhabitants don’t want to be any kind of Chinese. Or Japanese for that matter.

    • BackRowHeckler June 21, 2021 at 2:43 pm #

      What’s more, Taiwan would have a good chance of beating back an assault from the Mainland. Like you say, Taiwanese have been digging in since 1949; they are prepared.

      It would be a tatanic, 4 dimension battle.

      Brh

    • Yohannon June 21, 2021 at 6:25 pm #

      The Chinese despise the little brown natives. They have no interest in their culture. If they have a different culture than the mainland, it’s because they didn’t go through the Cultural Revolution against the “Four Olds”.

  38. 100th Avatar June 21, 2021 at 2:50 pm #

    “Kind of makes you take a deep breath and say, Whoaaaa…?”

    Remember. There are a few large impediments to the Eurocentric elite “globalist” take-over.

    They’re plan for a sustainable planet carrying less people.

    The reset.

    Namely, Russia, and…

    China

    Pompeo did not start blurting out “Chyynaah” to get eyes off Russia.
    To get Trump onboard.

    He isn’t some rogue CIA man diverging from the Russia narrative.

    Every time one thinks they’re on to something one must remember that they were most likely steered there. Remember, and it’s OK to admit, that “they” are often more educated, if not more intelligent, more rehearsed, and more calculated than you are. They put more brainpower and resources and planning into the plot than you did attempting to suss it all out.

    “They” want the masses against China. They need you to be.
    And they’ll get you there without you or China believing it was clearly orchestrated by the people pulling the levers in the smallest of small circles.

    Why would these technocratic “socialists” act out against a Chinese regime that has perfected autocratic totalitarianism “socialism” for you and spoils for me?

    Maybe because they would be a you, and not a me.

    • O.G. Hawkins June 21, 2021 at 3:25 pm #

      Every time one thinks they’re on to something one must remember that they were most likely steered there. Remember, and it’s OK to admit, that “they” are often more educated, if not more intelligent, more rehearsed, and more calculated than you are. They put more brainpower and resources and planning into the plot than you did attempting to suss it all out.

      “We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you’re studying that reality—judiciously, as you will—we’ll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that’s how things will sort out.”
      – Karl Rove

      Us masses can pay as much or as little attention as we like while history’s actors act.

      • KappaJoe June 21, 2021 at 5:10 pm #

        “We’re above-the-law, scheming a-holes.” – Karl Rove.

  39. lizharmon June 21, 2021 at 3:30 pm #

    The western water situation is a black swan. Over 40 million people live in areas supplied by the lower Colorado River Basin and the water is going to run out. When it does, they either become refugees or die. The implications for sane America (because let’s face it, living in a desert is insane) are staggering.

    • Amman June 21, 2021 at 4:48 pm #

      It takes one heavy rain season to fix things.

      • rube-i-con June 21, 2021 at 5:47 pm #

        i like your take, i~m an optimist as well

        kunstler~s still waiting for DOW 4,000

        • Amman June 21, 2021 at 6:15 pm #

          40,000 you mean.

          • rube-i-con June 21, 2021 at 6:54 pm #

            well that~s where it~s near, but kunster~s been saying dow 4k for over 10 years

  40. O.G. Hawkins June 21, 2021 at 3:58 pm #

    Canada to lift some border restrictions July 5; next steps months away

    OTTAWA (Reuters) -Canada said on Monday it would start cautiously lifting border restrictions for fully vaccinated citizens on July 5 but made clear it would be months before U.S. and other foreign travelers could enter the country.

    From 11:59 p.m. EDT on July 5 (0359 GMT on July 6), those who have received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine will no longer have to spend time in quarantine. The move applies to Canadians and permanent residents.

    “This is the first phase of our precautionary approach … at this time we are not opening up our borders any further,” said Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc. Ottawa first announced the plan on June 9.

    LeBlanc told reporters that Ottawa was talking to its domestic and international partners “with the goal of allowing fully vaccinated travelers to enter Canada for non-essential reasons in the months to come.”

    https://sports.yahoo.com/canada-lift-border-restrictions-july-144552616.html

    It is my experience that if you ask an American, “Who is the USA’s Biggest trading partner?”, they will either stare blankly like they can’t wait for the next episode of The Big Bang Theory or they confidently say, “China.”

  41. Amman June 21, 2021 at 4:08 pm #

    This scenario of a Chinese initiation of hostilities against the US is IMO far-fetched. If the point is controlling semiconductors in TAIWAN, can’t China do it easily by paying extra for the damn things?

  42. O.G. Hawkins June 21, 2021 at 4:10 pm #

    You can see a procession of events now marshaling up toward an epic storm of bad karma for this exceptional nation of ours turning the corner into summer and then the fall.

    Josephine! Tell us how our gracious host is “nut-fudge.”

    Only crazy conspiracy-theory Doomers could ever possibly see storm clouds on the horizon. Right?

    The floor is yours.

    • BackRowHeckler June 21, 2021 at 4:24 pm #

      Australia is one of the countries Jim mentions that China would crush like a grape.

      Tepako is a little nervous.

    • MaryQueen June 21, 2021 at 6:10 pm #

      Oh no. You’ve summoned the nutfudge.

  43. Amman June 21, 2021 at 4:15 pm #

    America is immune to collapse.

  44. rube-i-con June 21, 2021 at 4:19 pm #

    GatewayPundit:

    “MIRACLE: Georgia Fulton County’s Richard Barron Reportedly Finds 1,500 Chain of Custody Forms After Reporting All Were Missing for Months”

    and the official excuse is “yes, it was sloppy work, but there~s no conspiracy”

    come on tekapo, tell us what you think of this one

    • KappaJoe June 21, 2021 at 5:16 pm #

      They “found” them, now they just have to “produce” them.

      “Can we inspect them?”

      “Err…ah…um ..”

    • Tekapo June 21, 2021 at 5:46 pm #

      Looks pretty sloppy, but there was no conspiracy.

      What I really think is that states and counties should have no business being allowed anywhere near federal elections. Let them administer dogcatcher, school boards, and even state reps, but not the big stuff – they’re just not up to it.

      To avoid corruption and incompetence, a nationally uniform federal election machinery should be in place – non-partisan, bound by strict rules and “fool-proof” transparent procedures.

      Get partisan (and all elected) state-county “officials” right out of the picture. Could be done – but there is no will for it. It doesn’t require a constitutional amendment, but one to eliminate the Electoral College would be a great idea.

      • rube-i-con June 21, 2021 at 6:24 pm #

        weak attempt to evade answering

        there are plenty of laws in place at the state and federal level to ensure proper elections, all of which are violated like a pakistani rape victim by your evil liberal cohorts

        but…..”there~s no proof”

        • Tekapo June 21, 2021 at 11:20 pm #

          There’s no evidence that any judge (many Republican appointees) has been prepared to consider kosher – no.

  45. O.G. Hawkins June 21, 2021 at 4:25 pm #

    More anecdotes. My GF is a hairdresser. In her last 2 days of work, she has been informed by clients of 2 strokes and a death.

    The death was a 58 year-old man with no known health issues. Heart attack.

    Plus my ex-BiL had a heart attack and is recovering. He’s late 50s.

    • Hereward the Woke June 21, 2021 at 5:23 pm #

      Interesting, O.G. I had my hair done a few weeks ago and was amazed to find my lady coiffeuse totally based about the jab. She knew instinctively that the whole China flu thing was hysteria and that the masks and jab were useless and probably a deliberate fraud. Totally flawed me and reminded me that the real idiots are often the ones with 30 IQ points more. There is hope – not for my hair, but at least that ordinary people have had enough.

      • rube-i-con June 21, 2021 at 7:19 pm #

        that~s……”gots my hair did”

        mister ray~s hair weave

    • Night Owl June 21, 2021 at 5:35 pm #

      Both anecdotal and scientific evidence back the idea that these shots are very dangerous.

      There is a good article here (German only), that discusses how the developer of the MRNA tech. used in the poison is now backing a well-known Canadian vaccine researcher’s statements that the spike protein is highly toxic, and that it is spreading throughout the body.

      https://reitschuster.de/post/das-sars-cov-2-spike-protein-ist-zytotoxisch-das-ist-eine-tatsache/

      This site is also really good. The guy who runs it is on the BND watchlist, due to his fearless reporting. The BND is like the German NSA.

      • Islander June 21, 2021 at 5:44 pm #

        NO: Have you see this?
        “MP Derek Sloan raises concerns about censorship of doctors and scientists – June 17, 2021”

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUrp5PlnBwQ

        • Night Owl June 21, 2021 at 6:06 pm #

          Hey, no I had not seen that.

          Powerful stuff. Particularly the parts about the degree to which medical authorities are going to gag frontline doctors and nurses from reporting their experiences.

          He also mentioned that many of the serious cases they had in hospitals were vaccinated patients. This aligns with a lot of what I have been hearing and reading about hospitals here in Germany, too.

          We also just found out that the govt. here lied about intensive-care-station occupancy. There literally never was an emergency.

          • MaryQueen June 21, 2021 at 6:13 pm #

            42 hospitals closed in the US in 2020 because they were empty. But of course, they were reporting that they were overflowing with the covid dying.

        • MaryQueen June 21, 2021 at 6:14 pm #

          Fantastic and a very brave man.

  46. Q. Shtik June 21, 2021 at 4:28 pm #

    a vice-minister of State Security, name of Dong Jingwei, – JHK

    =========

    translation: Penis VELLY large

    • rube-i-con June 21, 2021 at 7:18 pm #

      that was Long Dong WiWei

      husband of Chea-Tin Ho

  47. Amman June 21, 2021 at 5:28 pm #

    “It has been the main art form of our time, though its boundaries are eroding and it’s running into similar distribution problems as music and literature… so it’s hard to say how much longer the movies will be with us in the format we recognize.” — JHK

    “The theater was like a temple where the Rabbi was the screen.” – Kolmogorov, A.

  48. O.G. Hawkins June 21, 2021 at 5:34 pm #

    Now, consider what might happen in the fall if a potent new strain, or “third wave,” of Covid-19 virus wafts across America. We’ve already seen speculation in the medical media that the residual action of mRNA “vaccines,” if exposed to yet another novel coronavirus, might tend to whack-out the immune response of those who got vaxed, killing them, as well as killing a new cohort of victims among the unvaxed, adding up to many millions of dead Americans. How would the country manage any of this along with a twin crisis of economy and government? We couldn’t even manage the pandemic when our institutions were supposedly still functioning.

    They did not jump up and down to jab everyone on Earth because they love us so much and want to grow us to 8B then 9B and then 10B.

    We all know that.

    • Disaffected June 21, 2021 at 7:50 pm #

      Haven’t you heard? The new “Delta Variant” is about to pick off the “most vulnerable,” aka, the unvaxed. The stupid MFs just don’t get it! They think the people that see through the ruse for what it is are suddenly going to be scared shitless and run for the vax the second time around. Didn’t fool me once, DAMN SURE ain’t going to fool me twice! This is the final goddamned line in the sand!

    • KappaJoe June 21, 2021 at 9:49 pm #

      “I can give him a shot, but I don’t know what it will do!” – Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy in just about every Star Trek script.

      It may be that we’ve been conditioned for this particular situation for a very long time (or someone is taking advantage of that conditioning).

      • O.G. Hawkins June 22, 2021 at 3:36 pm #

        It is bizarre how we seem to live what was once of our screens. Lucky sci-fi writers? Statistical chance? Pre-programming? Who knows?

  49. christiangustafson June 21, 2021 at 6:14 pm #

    Q. Who was Director of the DIA from 2012 to 2014?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Director_of_the_Defense_Intelligence_Agency

    General Michael Flynn, of course.

    How are they sleeping in Langley and at the JEH Building in DC, Jim?

  50. BackRowHeckler June 21, 2021 at 6:18 pm #

    When Hunter sells his paintings for $500,000, does the Big Guy get his customary 10% cut.

    It’s a little suspicious that the buyers of Hunters exquisite works of art remain anonymous. I know, I know, the NYTs are digging for the names ahahahahaha.

    Xi Jingping, Soros, Klaus Schwab, Bill Gates, you know, your typical art connoisseurs and lover of fine watercolors.

    Brh

    • gustafson.robert.22 June 21, 2021 at 6:27 pm #

      The paintings are actually decent

      • BackRowHeckler June 21, 2021 at 6:30 pm #

        Who’s painting them?

      • rube-i-con June 21, 2021 at 7:17 pm #

        yes i thought so too

        maybe his doctor mommy who can~t spell taught him watercolours

      • MaryQueen June 21, 2021 at 8:55 pm #

        They remind me of the paintings of the artists I know who were sex trafficked. Disturbing. You can see the split personality thing in one of them.

    • christiangustafson June 21, 2021 at 6:46 pm #

      Remember when it was thought important to avoid even “the appearance of impropriety”? Very last century.

    • malthuss June 21, 2021 at 7:04 pm #

      I saw 2 black people today [not at the same time].

      The man might have weighed 600 pounds. The woman was huge as well, and in tight pants.

      Once a man volunteered his weight to me [400 pounds].
      Id have guessed him to be 300 pounds.

      The 6’6″ man was way bigger than the 400 pounder.

  51. amb June 21, 2021 at 6:29 pm #

    In 3-5 years, when every American that was vaxxed dies, home and auto prices will be fantastic. No more standing in line at the grocery store. No more sold out concerts. Cost of living will be $500/month to live like a king. Thanks Klaus and Bill!

    • malthuss June 21, 2021 at 6:39 pm #

      the Black Plague reordered things but collapse is not orderly.

      I assume u r joking, AMB.

    • O.G. Hawkins June 21, 2021 at 9:31 pm #

      Ceteris paribus, sure.

    • Redneck Liberal June 22, 2021 at 8:05 pm #

      Clever outlook, amb. However, who’s going to be running the factories producing all your groceries? Who’s going to be distributing them to the store? Who’s going to run the store and collect your $$$?

      Aside from the deep-seated ‘death wish’ you’re expressing here, would the misery of that world be offset by your self-satisfaction from being able to say “I told you so”?

  52. malthuss June 21, 2021 at 6:38 pm #

    the natives are restless,

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    • Yohannon June 21, 2021 at 9:00 pm #

      This was after an initiative on “community policing” was issued. But not worry – it is being investigated by “Top Men”.

      • malthuss June 22, 2021 at 9:23 am #

        I know a rich guy who sent his only child to an elite school, here in el ay.

        child had room mate. room mate got place near Beverly hills.

        left door to backyard open. homeless black walk in and killed him. when popo showed, he slit his own throat.

      • malthuss June 22, 2021 at 9:24 am #

        when I saw the twerking, it reminded me of african savages, in a jungle rite.

        bang the drums and go primal.

  53. KesaAnna June 21, 2021 at 6:52 pm #

    ” …. toward an epic storm of bad karma for this exceptional empire of ours. ”

    I fixed that for you.

    How about you folks quit being coy ?

    You gave up on that modest , sensible , sober , average Joe , republic – thing a long fucking time ago.

    ” …And now, consider what might happen if China….”

    Nah , I would rather consider that , among a great many other things , as the worlds largest agricultural grouping of suitable farm land , by far , never the less , for 70 years Russia couldn’t even feed itself .

    — i.e. The Cold War was 50 years of out – and – out , blatant and brazen , fraud.

    Or , alternatively , I would rather consider that the Chinese version of George Washington is Mao Tse Tung.

    Granted , the real American George Washington is Abraham Lincoln , and that’s fantastically obscene and ludicrous.

    Still , Mao ???

    They actually beat you in that shameless sycophantic race to the bottom !

    So they can’t possibly be that good.

    But then the US Empire has a long tradition of building one – legged midgets into Lucifer himself.

    ” ….add to that the extremely bad mood the various ethnic and racial groups remain in, due to the years-long DNC-Marxist fermentation of hatred among us ”

    Blaming everything on Indians , Negroes , and slant – eyed yellow monkeys was certainly dishonest , and , yes , a bad idea generally I think .

    But 70 YEARS of incessantly and relentlessly blaming everything on other WHITE PEOPLE ??

    I can’t help thinking that a retarded ten – year old could foresee that would be suicidally stupid.

    Can you say ; SLIT … YOUR… OWN … THROAT ??

    Can you say : SHIT … IN … YOUR… OWN… BED ??

    But , OK , go ahead and pretend that the likes of Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi are really that good , some sort of criminal A – Team , if it makes you feel better.

    ” We couldn’t even manage the pandemic when our institutions were supposedly still functioning. ”

    Lately repeating myself like a broken record is less like a chore , or frustrating , and more like an exercise in shear hilarity.

    A fatality rate of less than one in a hundred is not by the remotest stretch of the imagination the definition of a pandemic.

    I don’t know about functioning institutions , but lately it seems like the common practice is to throw the humble dictionary out the fucking window.

    • Yohannon June 21, 2021 at 9:13 pm #

      I’m glad you’re getting on the train, Michone. We’re just about to close the Door of the Ark. We’re just waiting on the Unicorn now. We’re going to sail into the sewers, the catacombs of the Heart.

      The song (is it a song) Gimme Shelter is playing loudly….

      • O.G. Hawkins June 21, 2021 at 9:38 pm #

        Ooh, a storm is threatening
        My very life today
        If I don’t get some shelter
        Ooh yeah I’m gonna fade away

        War, children
        It’s just a shot away
        It’s just a shot away
        War, children
        It’s just a shot away
        It’s just a shot away

        Ooh, see the fire is sweepin’
        Our streets today
        Burns like a red coal carpet
        Mad bull lost its way

        War, children
        It’s just a shot away
        It’s just a shot away
        War, children
        It’s just a shot away
        It’s just a shot away

        Rape, murder, it’s just a shot away
        It’s just a shot away
        Rape, murder, yeah, it’s just a shot away
        It’s just a shot away
        Rape, murder, it’s just a shot away
        It’s just a shot away

        Mmm, a flood is threatening
        My very life today
        Gimme, gimme shelter
        Or I’m gonna fade away

        War, children
        It’s just a shot away
        It’s just a shot away
        It’s just a shot away
        It’s just a shot away
        It’s just a shot away
        I tell you love, sister
        It’s just a kiss away
        It’s just a kiss away
        It’s just a kiss away
        It’s just a kiss away
        It’s just a kiss away
        Kiss away, kiss away

        Source: Musixmatch
        Songwriters: Jagger Mick / Jagger Michael Phillip
        Gimme Shelter lyrics © Mirage Music Int. Ltd. C/o Essex Music Int. L

        • Yohannon June 22, 2021 at 12:29 am #

          I haven’t heard that one in a long time. I wasn’t sure that was Gimme Shelter. I thought it might be called Just a Kiss Away.

  54. KesaAnna June 21, 2021 at 7:11 pm #

    “Joe Biden” did not start smoking cigarettes at age nine, as Chernenko had, ”

    I guess then that Chernenko beat me.

    I didn’t become a three – pack – a – day smoker until I was 15.

    Not sure how old Chernenko was when he died ?

    But maybe I got a few more years left ?

    I just read last night that one of my favorite people , the Confederate General Richard Ewell , was dead at 54.

    I’m 55.

    So if I dropped dead five minutes from now , I couldn’t complain.

    In 55 years I have outlived at least half the people I have liked.

  55. Islander June 21, 2021 at 7:16 pm #

    Read these comments for a great example of what we are dealing with.

    One doesn’t know where to begin to respond.

    The backlash would be savage.

    https://www.mvtimes.com/2021/06/17/vaccination-question-lurks-howes-house/#comments

    • MaryQueen June 21, 2021 at 7:31 pm #

      Those peoples’ brains have been turned to mush by prions. They are beyond help.

  56. MaryQueen June 21, 2021 at 7:27 pm #

    This is a good Paul Romano episode. I don’t watch MSM, so it is always shocking to see an FBI dude on CNN claiming that all Americans are potential enemies so all our rights need to be removed.

    Stunning.

    https://youtu.be/yx6vF9FrBb0

  57. BackRowHeckler June 21, 2021 at 7:28 pm #

    Well, it looks like professors aren’t above it all, lecturing to us from their ivory tower perches.

    In Chi, a young professor of criminology, whose specialty was racial inequities in sentencing juveniles, was stabbed to death just walking down the street in midtown.. And at St. Cloud State in Minnesota, a prof was randomly gunned down by a drive by shooter while stepping out his front door.

    Draw your own conclusions, CFNers.

    Brh

    • volodya June 21, 2021 at 10:16 pm #

      My conclusion, that the universe has a rich sense of irony. I said it myself, that those people up on those ivory tower perches looking to incite violence between races, trying to divide and conquer, forget they’re not bullet-proof. They think they can ride out the shit-storm unmolested. In this they are greatly mistaken.

  58. Pucker June 21, 2021 at 7:33 pm #

    Donald Trump last week:

    “I’m really proud of the great work that we did on the vaccines. It was really amazing, and it’s never been done before.”

    Poor Dumb Ass doesn’t know that they just pulled existing FDA-rejected technology off the shelf….

  59. MaryQueen June 21, 2021 at 7:52 pm #

    CJ does it again:

    “The ultimate goal of every totalitarian system is to establish complete control over society and every individual within it in order to achieve ideological uniformity and eliminate any and all deviation from it. This goal can never be achieved, of course, but it is the raison d’être of all totalitarian systems, regardless of what forms they take and ideologies they espouse. You can dress totalitarianism up in Hugo Boss-designed Nazi uniforms, Mao suits, or medical-looking face masks, its core desire remains the same: to remake the world in its paranoid image … to replace reality with its own “reality.”

    We are right in the middle of this process currently, which is why everything feels so batshit crazy. The global capitalist ruling classes are implementing a new official ideology, in other words, a new “reality.” That’s what an official ideology is. It’s more than just a set of beliefs. Anyone can have any beliefs they want. Your personal beliefs do not constitute “reality.” In order to make your beliefs “reality,” you need to have the power to impose them on society. You need the power of the police, the military, the media, scientific “experts,” academia, the culture industry, the entire ideology-manufacturing machine.”

    https://consentfactory.org/2021/06/20/manufacturing-new-normal-reality/

    • Tekapo June 21, 2021 at 9:33 pm #

      You can dress totalitarianism up in Hugo Boss-designed Nazi uniforms, Mao suits, or medical-looking face masks, its core desire remains the same: to remake the world in its paranoid image … to replace reality with its own “reality.”

      Masks were – and are – a perfectly reasonable measure during a public health emergency. They will be dropped as a measure as soon as they’re no longer required. Why take it any further than that? What’s the point?

      • Yohannon June 22, 2021 at 1:07 am #

        No we mocked them into giving them up. They wanted us to keep wearing them even after being vaccinated, pace Joe Biden and Cackles and her husband killing with masks on.

      • MaryQueen June 22, 2021 at 9:24 pm #

        No they aren’t.

        They are grotesque petri dishes worn on your face and cause meth mouth and respiratory upset.

        Anyone who believes they stop a virus is a moron.

    • Amman June 22, 2021 at 8:13 am #

      Remember the movie trilogy Lord of the Rings? You can conflate all the bad faith actors, the overall agenda, and whoever is guiding them into the fate of that RING. Even though the Uruk-hai armies were huge and strong and merciless, and braindead, they always faced epic resistance until that day their downfall came at the hand of that childwho threw the ring into a lake of fire.

      ‘Such is the fate of the Arrogant.’ – Khallm Al Burki

  60. Pucker June 21, 2021 at 8:03 pm #

    Maybe it’s too complicated to find a secure place to hunker down for a few years, if only because of “The Neighbors”? What if the Neighbors are a huge pain-in-the-ass? Chris Mortenson and others always try to inculcate the importance of finding a supportive group of like-minded neighbors who can help you out in a pinch. Good Luck with that…. With my luck, I’d probably end up in Wolf Creek, or living amidst a coven of witches….

    Maybe “The Answer” is “Caravaning”?

    Why do they call it “Caravaning”?

    Weren’t the Caravans a big part of the brutal Arab slave trade in East Africa that Obama’s ancestors were party to?

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gfZug5fp7QQ

    • Tekapo June 21, 2021 at 9:24 pm #

      Perhaps you can defend one of these caravans successfully?

    • elysianfield June 22, 2021 at 1:20 pm #

      “. With my luck, I’d probably end up in Wolf Creek, or living amidst a coven of witches….”

      Puck,
      An interesting comment; Wolf Creek, Oregon, a few miles from Grants Pass, was notorious for it’s issues due to the ubiquitous counterculture thereby. Also, at least one Coven…I visited it, once…knew a few of the girls.

  61. psdt1969 June 21, 2021 at 8:14 pm #

    I recently saw journalist Annie Jacobsen on youtube talking about operation paperclip to get the nazi scientist at the end of WW II, as well Arra 51 and DARPA, the Pentagons Brain. We spend nobody knows how many trillions on weapon systems because we fear other men, when we could and should spend this on climate change. Oh, and DARPA has been actively involved in AI and trying to create real cyborgs. Didnt any young people watch Terminator and Van Damm in the 90s cyborg movies ?

    • MaryQueen June 21, 2021 at 8:49 pm #

      All you have to do is read the many books out on this stuff. Starting with from 2005 “Radical Evolution.” DARPA doesn’t hide a lot of its stuff, and the CIA is quite open with the mind control programs it’s used.

  62. MaryQueen June 21, 2021 at 8:29 pm #

    What, you didn’t know that it’s normal for a 13-year-old to have a heart attack?

    Again: The young had 0 percent chance of dying from Covid19.

    “Jacob Michael Clynick
    Death by injection ???

    Student Jacob only 14 years old took his first Pfizer injection on May 24, 2021 and his second dose on June 13, 2021. According to his aunt, Jacob unexpectedly suffered cardiac arrest just 3 days later on June 16, 2021. He was healthy with no preexisting conditions nor medications. Simply a 13 year old boy.

    Now will the world wake up? Children have to die for people to see what’s happening?

    Rest In Peace Jacob ?? ”

    There is a GoFundMe: https://tinyurl.com/2zaf3mjd

    The psychopaths are killing and maiming kids.

    • O.G. Hawkins June 21, 2021 at 9:44 pm #

      May God have mercy on their soul.

    • KappaJoe June 22, 2021 at 5:22 am #

      Politically driven media is propaganda. Politically driven science is a non sequitor. It is quite nearly the inverse of science. Plainly, neither is serving the public good.

      Again, we’re currently in what seems to be an ever-increasingly serious information war, and acting on bad information has consequences.

    • tully June 22, 2021 at 6:49 am #

      That lady had her 14 year old daughter vaxxed; so far the girl has not had any adverse reaction.

      So while the lady wants her nephew’s death investigated, she still supports the shots.

      She is not the first who has lost a family member, then stated they still supported the vaccines and thought people should get them.

      The cognitive dissonance makes my head hurt.

      • MaryQueen June 22, 2021 at 9:42 pm #

        Their brains have been completely hijacked. These are people who all get the annual flu shot too. I am now wondering what that is doing to their grey matter.

        • Tekapo June 22, 2021 at 11:37 pm #

          These are people who all get the annual flu shot too.

          There’s no convincing the anti-vax cultists. I have a 30yo niece-in-law – she’s mad. Smart schoolteacher too.

          I’ve been getting the flu shot for some years … haven’t started bumping into walls yet. We fly a lot, and airplanes were often my downfall – but it’s much better now.

          • MaryQueen June 24, 2021 at 8:34 pm #

            You bet there is no convincing us. I used to be OK with vaccines before I educated myself.

            Then there is the reality that I have a kick-ass immune system because of how I live, vaccine-free. You can’t take that away from me, techno-fascist. I’m not the one with mRNA making my brain into prion mush.

  63. Tekapo June 21, 2021 at 8:40 pm #

    A quote from within today’s JHK essay:

    They’ll hit Taiwan, Guam, Vietnam, South Korea, Philippines, Australia. Iran would move to secure the overland route from China to Africa. The Israeli/Saudi coalition could stop Iran but only if China didn’t help Iran. (Iran/China are far ahead of us in drone swarm warfare).

    It puzzles me that the correspondent is implying that US defence forces have been put to sleep, or have vanished. They haven’t – I would expect US to take very robust action if the PLA tries to invade Taiwan, or even if they tried to blockade, physically or commercially.

    And when it comes to Guam, Vietnam, and all the others, there is no prospect in my view that the US is so distracted by its internal dilemmas that it would not intercede and totally prevent this.

    The leaders of the CCP obviously have luxury bunkers somewhere, but even so, they are perfectly aware of US firepower, and the capacity of the US military to destroy half a dozen Chinese mega-cities before breakfast, and also the 3 Gorges Dam.

    Or at least threaten to if they do not stop it at once.

    And even if there was just a lot of furious diplomatic talk, and much drama within the UN but no shooting, the US and the rest of the world could cripple China pretty quickly – by refusing it raw materials, and imposing a 100% embargo on all its “non-essential” exports.

    China is big and powerful, but it is also still vulnerable in many ways – including in oil, food, basic metals, and its economy based entirely on people buying its products around the world. It also doesn’t have a lot of powerful friends in the realpolitik world.

    I appreciate this is simplistic, but I was really bemused by the writer implying that China could just do what it likes, militarily and geopolitically. I don’t think that’s the case at all.

    • MaryQueen June 21, 2021 at 8:51 pm #

      You are behind the times.

      The military is more concerned with coddling trans and pregnant women soldiers, not going to war with anyone.

      • Tekapo June 21, 2021 at 9:28 pm #

        This hasn’t been tested recently … the US won’t stand by if China seriously takes a swipe at Taiwan – or anywhere else.

        • BackRowHeckler June 21, 2021 at 9:55 pm #

          How about Australia and New Zealand, would you pitch in, or sit it out and hope for the best?

    • sstumpff June 22, 2021 at 6:35 pm #

      That’s a pretty good counterpoint. No one wins a shooting war.

  64. Yohannon June 21, 2021 at 9:08 pm #

    https://www.amren.com/news/2021/06/a-composer-condemned-arson-now-no-one-will-hire-him/

    He was living near the epicenter in Minneapolis and posted something that went to all his social media accounts. Now the religious music world has turned on him with the utmost viciousness. They prepared a confession (apology) for him to sign, but he refused. If he had signed it, the result would probably have been the same.

    It’s too late for things like choral or classical music. The Churches are gone. Or too early. They will come again when the Stars are Right – after the storm.

    Will a statue of George Floyd be the one made to walk and talk as in the Book of Revelations? Or some other?

  65. Anthea June 21, 2021 at 9:18 pm #

    We have certainly seen an extraordinary “hollowing out” of the ability of the US over the past few decades, which does suggest that we could be vulnerable to defeat by an outside invader. Our population is largely fat and sickly from generations of malnutrition, divided into bellicose factions, and demoralized to the point that it often seems that few people feel any sense of loyalty to their own families. I don’t know if Mama Bear would (or could) provide for and defend her kids if required; Papa Bear defected several decades ago and continues to elude detection. Loyalty to country could be a bit of a moot point, if the country is not loyal to its own people.

    Another problem is that our educational system has succeeded in making most people very stupid.

    There seems to be some question about the effectiveness of our military–and even whether they could be said to be particularly on our side.

    None of this happened by accident. One might be tempted to suppose that the villain of this picture is China, and to envision a military invasion and take-over of the US by China. There are two problems with this supposition. One of them is that it is unnecessary; the de facto take-over of the US by China is progressing nicely as it is. An overt attempt at a military take-over would be a waste of resources and would (theoretically) in getting them nuked. Of course that would depend on whether our military would retaliate–or put up any resistance at all–which I think is doubtful. More likely we would see the masks come of and discover our own military come down on the side of China and assist it in subduing the country. I don’t see that happening, because I see little advantage to China in accomplishing this militarily, when it has made so much progress in doing it by various other, less troublesome means.

    The other problem with painting China as the operative entity in the ongoing destruction of the US is that they are not the operative entity in anything, but take their orders from the same globalist bankers as every other nation. It is the globalist banking and financial elites who have engineered the ongoing weakening of the US. I don’t know if their purposes align with Chinese purposes, but I rather suspect that, to them, China is just another tool in the toolbox.

    One tends to think that the ultimate purpose of the banking elites is the establishment of a one-world government, which they would control. One also assumes that the existing Chinese government would like to retain control and sovereignty. With the advent of a one-world government, they would likely be disappointed. (Maybe China is playing them–or thinks they are.)

    • volodya June 21, 2021 at 9:51 pm #

      Great post. You answered my question, see below. I didn’t see your comment with my being busy typing my own.

      Not sure that China answers to the Davos crowd or is in league with them but time will tell on that. Not sure whether a one world government will come about though there’s dreamers and schemers and megalomaniacs seeing themselves in charge, running things. Again, time will tell if some one or some group tries to pull it off.

      Imagine, a Vichy-like US governing elite, answering to Beijing, seeing no real alternative, trying to buttress their own individual advantage and position in the new disposition the same as French collaborators in WW2. Who will be the American Petain I wonder?

      • thirdcoastlegend June 21, 2021 at 10:48 pm #

        I think that China and the Davos crowd conspired to get Trump out, but they have had something of a falling out because the Davos crowd has decided they are still in charge of the US while China, having invested a lot of time and money undermining the US, thought they would be in charge after Biden was installed.

        • Tekapo June 22, 2021 at 2:25 am #

          That is my point entirely – there is no unified “Davis crowd” – all manner of nations, and financiers, and various “Deep States” are in fierce competition with each other. There is no collusion!

          World geopolitics can only be understood in terms of competition, not nice lunches with good wines in secret meetings in a Swiss ski resort.

    • Tekapo June 22, 2021 at 2:22 am #

      We have certainly seen an extraordinary “hollowing out” of the ability of the US over the past few decades, which does suggest that we could be vulnerable to defeat by an outside invader.

      What do you base this on? The US Government has spent trillions on defence over the last 30 years – its capability is probably greater than ever. I don’t understand where you get this from.

      • sstumpff June 22, 2021 at 6:46 pm #

        In a world of hypersonic missles, cyberwarfare and s-500 anti-aircraft systems, our military’s love affair with highly expensive weapon systems feels like the maginot line.

        We should spend more wisely.

        • Tekapo June 22, 2021 at 11:41 pm #

          I certainly agree with that – I just don’t buy the trope that the US Military has been “hollowed out” or otherwise weakened over the last x years – notwithstanding its updating of policies wrt to women, transgender people, and so on.

          That’s just a bit of colorful chicken-feed for the MAGA crowd.

          • O.G. Hawkins June 23, 2021 at 1:05 am #

            See, this is why it is Really difficult to Believe that you are a man, Josie. Men understand that trannies don’t belong in the military.

            There are no trannies in Putin’s army.

            There are no trannies in Xi’s army.

            ISIS? Tranny-free.

            Anybody who thinks that making the US Army tranny-friendly is a Good idea is clearly a moron.

    • Amman June 22, 2021 at 1:32 pm #

      I assure you there are no Democrats or Republicans in China.

    • volodya June 22, 2021 at 10:59 pm #

      Anthea, great point about hollowing out. This is true In multiple ways, starting with the most basic unit of society, that being the family, as you say with fathers missing in action.

      I think that this happened in large part due to economic hollowing out from offshoring, with bread-winner jobs as a consequence in such short supply, with working class incomes now barely adequate to support one person never mind a whole family, nullifying the economic end of the sexual contract between men and women.

      What woman needs or wants a man around who can’t even provide for himself never mind her and her offspring? And it wasn’t just offshoring to blame for plummeting household income, there was at the same time floods of immigrants, both legal and illegal, all competing with the pre-existing population for the few remaining jobs which pounded down wage rates.

      Loyalty to country in war-time, or collective self-belief, or national self-confidence, all these things are force multipliers. But when the national government and local governments alike and the country’s elites all work against the interests of the people expected to do the fighting and sacrificing, when decades of trade and economic policies ruined the lives and prospects of tens of millions, when leading lights like Hillary calls this class of people “deplorable”, when there’s open contempt from the wealthy classes of society towards rural and working class boys, don’t expect too much from the guys forming the backbone of the military. You said it, the country isn’t loyal to its own people, quite the opposite in fact.

  66. volodya June 21, 2021 at 9:36 pm #

    Ok, as our esteemed host sez, thinking out loud:

    Let’s say we do get into a dust-up with China. What do we learn from the two mega wars of the 20th C? Here are some thoughts in no particular order. Is there anything relevant from those not so far off days? Can any of the lessons be applied?

    Germany fought a two front war both times and was defeated both times. Lesson here; don’t fight a two front war.

    Many say that Britain and France could have and should have fended off Germany in its invasion of France in WW2. They had the men and the equipment, neither of which was inferior to that of the Germans. So why did Germany win? In broad terms the Germans out-generaled both its enemies where leadership was severely lacking. The German officer corp encouraged risk taking and initiative among all its troops, not just officers. Their decision making was quick, their turn radius well inside that of their enemies. French and British generals were left standing around with their pants down. Lesson here; all the shit that generals are supposed to do does matter.

    It took Germany about a week to get half-way to Moscow from its jumping off points on June 22 1941. Early in the campaign it looked like the USSR was doomed to eke out an existence east of the Ural mountains. But Germany was defeated. And how did the Soviets win? One answer was Soviet war-time production, in particular the T-34 tank. They produced 60,000 tanks during the war and lost 50,000 of them. To win the war the Germans needed to knock out ten Soviet tanks for every one the Germans lost. They managed to knock out five. Not good enough.

    WRT war-time production, German equipment according to many observers was great. But it required too many man-hours tp produce especially for tanks. The Soviets churned theirs out like sausages, not being too fussy about blemishes in metal casting for example. But the T-34 had thick, sloping armor, a potent 75 mm cannon and while it took a strong man to change gears and while Soviet crews had nowhere near the prowess of German crews, the tanks and crews were good enough.

    The same lesson for the PPSH submachine gun. Simple and cheap to make, 800 rpm rate of fire, a range of 200 m, a 71 round drum magazine. Not fancy but it worked and 6 million made. Imagine an infantry squad with just two guys with PPSHs at a time when the standard rifle was bolt action.

    Lesson here from the tanks and the small arms: make it simple, make it fast, make it good enough and in vast numbers.

    With just a few dozen U Boats at any given time Germany wreaked havoc. Even if in the end the U boat force had the highest death rate of any armed service during WW2, for a while it was a close run thing, and this according to Churchill, with allied ships being sunk faster than they could be floated.

    Similar with RAF fighter command. To the toff hierarchy Dowding was insufferable, nothing in the way of inspiring rhetoric, no bold strokes, no charge of the Light Brigade. But with careful management of men and machines and a few hundred pilots and planes he degraded the Luftwaffe, he saved Britain and, with no exaggeration, Western Europe.

    The lesson of the last two; with esprit de corps, good training and good leadership, small numbers of men can make a huge difference.

    In WW1 Germany fought defensively on the western front from 1915 to 1918. When it fought defensively, letting France and Britain bleed themselves dry in one botched mass attack after another, Germany did well. When Germany went on the attack in early 1918, it quickly depleted its manpower and supplies, literally running out of gas and was soon forced to seek terms.

    Lesson here; easier to fight a defensive war. Let the enemy blow its brains out and waste its resources. And I know what I’m going to hear about the Maginot Line. But I would retort that those emplacements did their job and worked well, it was the rest of the French and British militaries that were out-run, out-maneuvered and out-fought.

    Does any of this have any bearing on future conflicts with China? In the end a war worth fighting is about territorial acquisition or territorial defense, that is, robbery on a grand scale or prevention thereof, and boots on the ground determine who gets what. So, the question, does any of the foregoing matter?

    • BackRowHeckler June 21, 2021 at 9:50 pm #

      Speaking to all that, 80 years ago tomorrow at 3:00 am, Germany invades the Soviet Union.

    • Tekapo June 21, 2021 at 10:32 pm #

      Interesting post volodya – I’m not a party to the OWG-Davos jive … I think it’s a distraction from the real geopolitics that are in play, and might well be in the future.

      And in respect of the theory of war, I would add a few points: (1) we can learn from history, but generals are prone to fighting the last war, and that has been going on for centuries, (2) there is a huge difference between fighting to defend your land(s), and being the invader, and Germany was at a distinct disadvantage in this, (3) future wars might be far more about cutting off supplies, cyber-attacks, the use of drones and guided missiles, and less about boots on the ground, tanks, and man-to-man firepower, and (4) most critically, we now have nuclear weapons, and the ability to deploy them quickly, essentially everywhere.

      If the US had had a nuclear capability at the date of Pearly Harbor, it either wouldn’t have happened, or Tokyo would have been an ashtray the next day, or the day after, and Japan would have lost – in fact not even started.

      The US nuclear deterrent is a huge advantage, if it is not the aggressive power – which it will not be. “Stop doing what you are planning-threatening-doing, or we will deploy”. Nobody on either side wants it, but the threat of it is a huge disincentive for China and everyone else.

      With nuclear weapons, there is no possibility of a major war between major powers, and on balance that is a comforting thought. Sort of.

  67. Yohannon June 21, 2021 at 10:18 pm #

    https://blog.reaction.la/science/the-spike-protein-is-cytotoxic/

    Interesting article with a different take on things. mRNA technology is away cool, bleeding edge technology. But does it really belong in people’s arms for a common cold? The Creators keep getting told to shut up for dissenting. The High Priests have taken over now, thanks. This is a mass ritual….

    Just like you might admire an Elon Musk rocket to Mars. That doesn’t mean you want to be strapped in as the test pilot against your will. Or that people should be transported there for some reason en masse.

  68. tom clark June 21, 2021 at 10:21 pm #

    I know I’m not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but I haven’t worn a mask in a month.

  69. O.G. Hawkins June 21, 2021 at 10:29 pm #

    Why one of the brightest stars in the sky mysteriously started to dim

    Astronomers may have solved the mystery of Betelgeuse’s bizarre brightness drop.

    In the fall of 2019, Betelgeuse — one of the brightest and best-known stars in the sky — began dimming dramatically. By February 2020, it had lost about two-thirds of its normal luminosity.

    Betelgeuse, which forms the shoulder of the constellation Orion (The Hunter), is a bloated red supergiant, a massive star that will die in a violent supernova explosion in the relatively near future. So some astronomers speculated that this “Great Dimming” might be the beginning of Betelgeuse’s death throes, and that the star could soon go boom.

    https://www.livescience.com/amp/betelgeuse-star-weird-dimming-dust-cloud.html

    And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.
    Luke 21:11

    • Redneck Liberal June 21, 2021 at 11:35 pm #

      Spot O.G. Hawkins…

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmyuE0NpNgE

      • Tekapo June 22, 2021 at 1:24 am #

        All of them! 🙂

        • O.G. Hawkins June 22, 2021 at 3:28 pm #

          In self-reflection, I think that I am most like the last prophet:

          Obadiah, his servants. There shall, in that time, be rumors of things going astray, erm, and there shall be a great confusion as to where things really are, and nobody will really know where lieth those little things wi– with the sort of raffia work base that has an attachment. At this time, a friend shall lose his friend’s hammer and the young shall not know where lieth the things possessed by their fathers that their fathers put there only just the night before, about eight o’clock. Yea, it is written in the book of Cyril that, in that time, shall the third one…

  70. wm5135 June 21, 2021 at 10:35 pm #

    a reference to Mr. Samuel Clemens quip about those who do not read the news and those who do is in order

    seems quite a few are looking to prove John Pilger a prophet

    the outcome for the test animals in earlier mRNA vaccine trials when exposed to the pathogen they were innoculated against is more to the point than a different pathogen

    might help get your mind right: https://www.unz.com/article/the-flying-pangolin/

    • Tekapo June 22, 2021 at 12:31 am #

      might help get your mind right:

      It was an extremely long read – but the conclusion is interesting:

      SARS-CoV-2 is too harmless to have been a bioweapon. However, the US Deep State probably detected the presence of this novel coronavirus early on and then decided to weaponize SARS-CoV-2 as a political weapon against Trump.

      That explains all the elaborate preparations undertaken by the US Deep State to prepare for the upcoming pandemic which they knew would happen but then decided to keep Trump informed well enough to maintain their innocence. They knew this pandemic would be a moderately severe flu-like pandemic that would cause major disruptions but not kill lots of people.

      So they hatched a plot with the US Democratic Party and the Western MSM to exaggerate the mortality of Covid-19 while accusing Trump of negligence if not outright incompetence for failing to stop the Covid-19 pandemic.

      In trying to avoid any major disruptions which would tank the economy, Trump fell into their trap and then grasp for air as the economy tanked and Covid-19 cases soared. The US Democratic Party now had an excuse to force ‘mail-in ballots’ which would allow the US Deep State to rig the election in swing States. Trump then ‘lost’ the obviously rigged election due to the doctored ‘mail-in ballots’ which overwhelmingly went to Biden with none to Trump.

      Occam’s Razor says Covid-19 ain’t a bioweapon but a psy-op weapon against Trump.

      Yeah well … might be correct, but an awful lot of dominoes had to fall just the right way to make it so. I think it’s over-complex – the reverse of Occam’s Razor in fact.

      And let’s not forget – Donald Trump had numbers well below a winning lead right through 2020, and Joe Biden had better numbers in key states for all the months up to and including Nov 3.

      So while it’s interesting, some solid evidence of this elaborate play would still seem to be required.