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       If you’re wondering why our country is lost in lunatic raptures of lawless Lawfare and futile MAGAry, it’s because our economy has already collapsed, and our culture and politics with it downstream have also collapsed into spectacular degeneracy. It has already happened. Maybe you don’t know it.

     The business model is broken. We’re a shadow of the industrial economy that won a great war and enjoyed a boisterous peace. You can’t replace ball bearing factories with theme parks and hedge funds. Sorry. The full faith and credit of the USA is not embodied in those frivolities, so our money is losing its mojo fast.

    But get this: we will go on. This is not the end of the world or the end of history. It is the end of an era. Believe it or not, the economy will fix itself, it just won’t be what it was in 1957. It won’t be what the techno-supremacists think, either. (You need a dependable electric grid to run all those server farms and the apps they serve, and the AI supposedly looming.) It will fix itself because when things fail, as they are doing now, a lot of opportunities will open up to do things differently, even very differently.

    When the chain stores fail along with their twelve-thousand-mile supply lines, Americans will figure out how to find stuff, make stuff, move stuff, and sell stuff at a smaller scale, maybe back on your Main Street (if it’s still there). There will be a lot less stuff, of course. But it may be enough stuff, and some of you will be busy making stuff of some kind. Imagine an economy where practically everybody has a useful role to play. Do you know how much more important it is to lead a purposeful, active life than to be lost in leisure and anomie with more stuff than you know what to do with? Which is where we’re at now, even for many who are statistically “poor.”

    When the Happy Motoring colossus tweaks out, we’ll spend less time moving around and more time doing useful things, staying put around the places where we live. We’d be lucky if we could keep some railroads going, but the prospects are not great for that now. Sorry, we blew it. Should have re-started that project in 1970 when the handwriting was on the wall. (We made a lot of bad choices.) Cars and trains require elaborate networks of many interdependent technologies all integrated smoothly at the giant scale — oil, steel, plastics, electronics — and all of that is disintegrating. Pretty soon, you can forget about airplanes, too. That leaves… what? Yes, boats and horses. I know… it sounds inconceivable. Wait for it.

    When our grotesque medical racketeering matrix fails, doctors will practice medicine at smaller scale, probably without advanced pharmaceuticals and techno-diagnostics. They’ll open small local clinics while zombies squat in the broken mega-hospitals. You’ll have to pay in cash, whatever form that comes in. You’ll have to take care of yourself, too, but there will be a whole lot less enticing, engineered, toxic crap available to stuff into your body — Froot Loops, Hot Pockets — and the food markets won’t be all that super. There will certainly be less food altogether, but there will be fewer of us to feed, and more of that fewer-of-us will be busy producing that food, one way or another.

       That’s the reality I see coming. As you’ve seen vividly, the journey from where we were in, say, the year 2000, to where we’re going has been psychologically disordering at the mass scale. These days, people who ought to know better express ideas that would have gotten them laughed out the room in 1999. The catch is that few of you know that this mass disordering grew out of fear of the journey. It was a phenomenon of infectious mass anxiety over something only dimly apprehended. You just thought it was about bad people.

      You’re now faced with the question: how to avoid committing suicide, directly or inadvertently, personally or as a whole society, slowly or quickly? — and its corollary, how to get through the madness in the meantime? Politics happen whether you pay attention to it or not. Politics is concerned with how a society navigates through history. Today, it seems that either A) somebody is steering badly; B) Nobody is steering; or C) some outside force has commandeered the ship’s wheel and is steering for us.

      Any way you look at that, we need somebody to steer. Mr. Trump has volunteered to try doing it again. The first time, forces in every quarter of American power set out to bushwhack, sandbag, harass, hector, and hound him. In the process, they just about destroyed the rule of law. Then they simply dis-elected him surreptitiously, something you’re not supposed to say, but there it is, like so much meat on the table. Now they’re trying to hoo-rah him into jail. Whatever you think of his, er, complex personality, you must admire his perseverance through adversity. If he somehow manages to wriggle through the present obstacle course of Lawfare chicanery, his next term would be an extravaganza of retribution. The spectacle would provide much satisfaction but, in the end, it would just be a sideshow, and it is not the same thing as taking care of business.

    “Joe Biden,” of course, the man who is not really even there, is only pretending to run for reelection, or at least a coterie around the Oval Office is pretending for him while they try to figure out what to do. They’re in an awful quandary. They hold all the levers of power and they have no other credible candidate, not a living soul, in their own official hatchery.

      Outside of that ghastly edifice, Robert F. Kennedy is making a determined flanking move, an end-run near the sidelines. The Democratic Party in all its florid and mendacious lunacy is pretending to not notice him, especially their praetorian news media that is the vector for America’s mass mental illness. Mr. Kennedy put it so simply in April when he announced a run to preside over the stupendous mess that is our government. He said his mission is an experiment to see what happens when you tell Americans the truth. Hold that thought. How long has it been since you thought anything like that was possible?

     There’s a broad-based assumption across the land, derived from our fading prime artform, the movies, that Americans can’t handle the truth. Like so much else in our national life, that is probably erroneous… fake truth. And what is so striking in Mr. Kennedy’s performance so far is an absence of fakery. It’s more than refreshing, it’s… startling. Makes you blink, a little bit. Makes you remember what it’s like to not be lied-to incessantly. Makes you want to see more of it because it gives you strength when you thought you were finished. Get this now: our world is changing, and deeply, but we’re not finished.


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1,026 Responses to “We’re Not Finished”

  1. Disaffected June 12, 2023 at 8:39 am #

    Excellent back to basics column today, Jim. You’re right, regardless of whether RFK Jr. is allowed to advance in the presidential sweepstakes and then is allowed to put even a fraction of his ideas into motion (color me skeptical), it’s refreshing and enlightening for many to at least hear the unvarnished truth spoken again after so many years of wall to wall bullshit coming out of the DC swamp. I hope the youngsters among us are up to the task of rebuilding this mess we’ve handed them into something workable again, but the task is indeed going to be daunting. The term “post-modern” is about to be totally redefined.

    • mitchellc June 12, 2023 at 9:16 am #

      Yeah, a complete intellectual/literary journey back to the beginning.

      Ultimately, regardless of ‘leadership’, events will continue to march humanity towards its applointed destiny.

      There will be many voices (Tucker’s 80m viewers) yelling angrily they were right all along, and will demand action in whatever form it may take.

      Personally, whether or not the fulcrum is ‘elected’, IMO a whole sweep of measures will have to be implemented to clear out the decayed and corrupt edifice.

      Losing the dollar is what will force the issue; Hemingway’s famous quote when it all happens rather suddenly.

      • KatieEbden June 12, 2023 at 1:16 pm #

        GREAT ARTICLE

    • Lyndy33 June 12, 2023 at 10:54 am #

      There are a lot of places in the US that are essentially unlivable for most without the modern transportation and grid. The deserts of Nevada cannot support much life yet there are millions who live there. Vegas will be an interesting anomaly in the ‘made by hand’ future.

      • BackRowHeckler June 12, 2023 at 11:44 am #

        Phoenix is already experiencing sever water shortages.

      • happiface June 12, 2023 at 3:15 pm #

        las vegas recycles all of its waste water–it is a model for anybody who wants to do the same—it also has a claim on the colorado river water and has a lot of underground springs–same with all of Nevada–i live in rural Nv.-we pipe our water from 60 miles away–when mad max hits all those hotels in vegas,reno will become homeless shelters with co-ops to make it all work==if you do drugs or too much alcohol you will be sent on your way–it will be tribes and villages–everybody in Nv,utah,az is armed to the teeth,the way it should be like in pioneer days when everybody had firearms–how far down the road to mad max is the only unknown along with the element of nuke war that is looming…ugh,big ugh

    • elysianfield June 12, 2023 at 12:07 pm #

      “. The term “post-modern” is about to be totally redefined.”

      Diss,
      Perhaps, but in what language? And who will be here to redefine? Consider the last great disruption of our economy and culture…the Great Depression. A country of 80 million people, mostly homogeneous in regards to race and culture. Many from farms and rural areas. My father, in the city limits of Lodi California, had a cow and chickens. Many gardens, short supply lines. Technology of the day…repairable. Rule of law relatively intact. People were a bit more…self reliant.

      Today? Not so much. When the redefinition occurs, what will it then look like? South Africa? Somalia? Bosnia? Baltimore? I expect millions will die…maybe tens of millions. I will not survive it.

      RFK? Yeah, we need a white knight, a champion, a hero of our times… Do you honestly believe that the MSM would report on his speeches if they even remotely believed HE might believe what he says? Have you not been watching? ANY CANDIDATE TALKING A BIT OF COMMON SENSE WILL WEAKEN THE REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE, WHOMSOEVER IT MIGHT BE.

      Fool me once…shame on you. Twice? Shame on me. Three, four or more? You have my sympathy.

      • Uncle Bob June 12, 2023 at 1:31 pm #

        Kennedy is a leftist at heart, with a veneer of common sense about shots for the Wuhan Red Death. He’s said he thinks anyone who disagrees with his climate policy should be shot, or at least imprisoned for life.

        • Robert70 June 13, 2023 at 6:32 am #

          Anyone that still thinks they can vote themselves out of what is fast approaching is brain dead. RFK is just the latest distraction to get some folks to believe there is an off ramp to where we are heading. The people that really run the show are unelected bankers and bureaucrats. This has been obvious for more than a century if not longer. RFK and Trump are the same, just the flavor of the month to get the plebes to waste all their political energy on, hoping for a miracle.

          • TPTB-USA June 15, 2023 at 12:09 pm #

            “RFK is just the latest distraction to get some folks to believe there is an off ramp to where we are heading. … RFK and Trump are the same …” ~ Robert70

            I’m not looking for an “off ramp”, I’m looking for leadership to manage the downturn. Trump won’t unite the population, and neither will “Joe Biden”.

            Robert F Kennedy Jr: “We need a peaceful revolution” on UnHerd
            youtube.com/watch?v=AY89a_zXi9s

        • topgunsailor65 June 17, 2023 at 5:28 am #

          Pre-frikin-cisely.

      • Disaffected June 12, 2023 at 2:48 pm #

        I hear ya, Ely. Post-modern is likely to mean post-civilized in the immediate aftermath, I think. I won’t be around for it either. Already witnessing much of this, even up here in an isolated bastion of conservatism.

    • ThorsHammer June 12, 2023 at 7:30 pm #

      Nothing in the past 50 years of our national history indicates that the Malignant Overlords will tolerate as much truth telling as the Last Kennedy is serving up. They will squash it by all means necessary, from using the captive media to smear him, to a CIA sniper’s bullet. In that event 40% of the country would cheer and another 30% would shrug their shoulders and think, “serves him right for not learning from his family history.”

      From the standpoint of the Overlords, Trump is tolerable because he has already demonstrated that he can be controlled and bamboozled. But he still represents a risk because he voices so much of the discontent aflame in the country even if he never intends to deliver on his promises this time either. Much better to have Cackles, Gruesome, or Guantanamo DeSantis as front men/women.

      This is not the same era as when Trump sneaked into the White House on the coat tails of H. Clinton’s misjudgement that he was an easy mark. The issue that faces the country and indeed the world is whether the USA can survive defeat by Russia in the Ukraine proxy war without a reflexive resort to nuclear war by the mentally deranged OBiden Neo-Con Cabal and the Malignant Overlords that control policy and propaganda.

      This turning point will not wait for another two years of electoral circus posturing and ballot fraud. The result will be determined on the battlefield, and the victor will not be the US or it’s NATO front
      men.

      • TPTB-USA June 15, 2023 at 12:15 pm #

        “This turning point will not wait for another two years of electoral circus posturing and ballot fraud.” ~ ThorsHammer

        That is why …
        Robert F Kennedy Jr: “We need a peaceful revolution” on UnHerd
        youtube.com/watch?v=AY89a_zXi9s

        … starting right now!

        • ThorsHammer June 16, 2023 at 9:58 am #

          A peaceful revolution! What a rare bird that is! And is there any evidence that the US of A is capable of such a thing?

          If wishes had wings pigs could fly. But only after a severe weight reduction diet.

    • kendar667 June 12, 2023 at 10:49 pm #

      The infamous CIA quote is applicable here, “we’ll know our mission is complete when everything the American public believes is not true.” Well mission accomplished? If the truth sounds so strange and shocking to most people, you really have to wonder what the point was of all the psyops and disinfo. Forget the leadership, what does FBI/CIA rank and file believe about all this mockingbird insanity? OTOH, this is known as the year of the whistleblower so maybe rank and file are pretty fed up with the bullshit as well.

    • Gotta411 June 28, 2023 at 1:11 pm #

      I concur, an excellent analysis of what is to come. I’ve been saying this to my friends and family since 11-3-20.Ross Perot was right when he warned of a huge sucking sound from all the jobs to be lost because of NAFTA, remember. Well, the chickens have come home to roost.
      It will be a “purge”. All the citizens who depend on government are dead. If you can’t think for yourself or you’re a drag on society, you’re dead. If you don’t know how to handle a firearm, ya, you’re dead.
      The BRIC’s group is the “writing on the wall” for the US economy. No more will the Saudi’s or other oil producing nations have to use the “petrodollar”.
      But this is all by design.
      I think the most important thing in this article is RFK, he is going to change everything! He’s the democratic equal to Trump. And if Trump doesn’t realize this, it will be a mistake. This candidate can pull from every sector, republicans,democrats and independents. This looks to be MUCH more entertaining than 2016, when I voted for Trump.

  2. Opie June 12, 2023 at 8:39 am #

    Kennedy promises to tell the truth. It’s the main reason I would vote for him, just to see if a. His first act is to release ALL the archival evidence with regards to both Kennedy assassinations’, and b. If he lives to celebrate his first year in office.

    • lizharmon June 12, 2023 at 10:06 am #

      He’ll live. That’s the lesson of Trump. They don’t out and out kill politicians any more. They lawfare them. Killing is reserved only in case lawfare doesnt work.

      • Amman June 12, 2023 at 10:27 am #

        That sounds like a backhanded compliment.

      • ATZ942 June 12, 2023 at 10:43 pm #

        tRump is guilty. Why pretend otherwise?

        • benr June 13, 2023 at 9:39 am #

          Judge jury and executioner.
          You are guilty of extreme stupidity.
          We don’t have to pretend otherwise it is plain for anyone to see.

      • Gotta411 June 28, 2023 at 1:30 pm #

        Not so sure. Bobby is tied to the moment the nation was taken over by the CIA. The military industrial complex that Eisenhower warned about was already in full stride. So JFK tried to quench this and you know what happened. LBJ didn’t run in “68” because he didn’t want to play second fiddle to the CIA. Nixon wanted out of Vietnam, so they bugged his office and he was forced to resign. Ford, useless, because he knew the score. Carter, lol, way over his head. Tried to kill Regan. Ever since the rest have “played ball”, that is until Trump. He’s an outsider, so much easier for a character assassination. But RFK JR. is different, very different. He brings to the table, the same thing that JFK Jr. would have,if he would have lived. So ya, I think they fear him MUCH more than Trump.

    • elysianfield June 12, 2023 at 12:10 pm #

      “Kennedy promises to tell the truth”

      Opie,
      Even Goober don’t believe that shit. Aunt B scoffs….

      • Disaffected June 12, 2023 at 2:48 pm #

        Shazam!

      • Gotta411 June 28, 2023 at 1:36 pm #

        That! Was funny.

    • Jarek June 12, 2023 at 12:11 pm #

      Good point. Trump promised us a stack of documents a foot high upon leaving. Never delivered.

      • Gotta411 June 28, 2023 at 1:37 pm #

        Ya, I agree, but he was a little preoccupied trying to prevent the STEAL!

    • tresho June 12, 2023 at 2:12 pm #

      His first act will be to live until the 2024 election votes are counted.

  3. NickelthroweR June 12, 2023 at 8:40 am #

    I am really not looking forward to the next election. It looks to be a contest as to who will rule over the ashes of our once great cities, our poisoned farmlands and a people rife with turbo-cancers.

    • SW June 12, 2023 at 10:19 am #

      And the theatrics have already begun. “Classified documents” are 24/7 news (with the significant omission of Biden’s, Clinton’s, Obama’s, etc) and complete silence on such craziness as California passing a law that further legitimizes shoplifting. And early release for even death row inmates. Here you go:

      “California will allow 63,000 prisoners, out of a population of 115,000, the possibility of early release. This includes death row inmate Richard Allen Davis, one of 737 murderers in the system, who was a released felon when he murdered Polly Klaas in 1993.”

      My advice to anyone who wants it? Get out of cities and get out of debt. The next election cycle will be a free-for-all — the last act before the fat lady sings.

      • Woodchuck June 12, 2023 at 11:44 am #

        About these big cities in places like California. Y’all really want to know why coyotes are running around all over the place in urban areas now? The Lord has a plan for them. There will be so many dead bodies around that it will be simply impossible for the “authorities” to bury them all, there will also be feral dogs and other former pets running around that will be dangerous because they aren’t genetically shy of humans. Coyotes will be part of the clean up crew that will help America look and smell better during the breakdowns as well as perhaps a bit safer as well.

        Here in the Bible Belt we’ll call this time of the coyote the Great Tribulation and groups of fundamentalists will be gathered on mountain tops here either waiting for Raptures or for Jesus to return. I’m not so sure about horses and boats. Horses eat an enormous amount of food that must be stored for them in winter. It takes a lot of land to support them. In the US transport will change to small motorbikes and bicycles, as it is in all 3rd world nations. For images of what such societies look like the best place to go to is the curr;ent vids on the “Itchy Boots” you tube channel.

        While all this is going on, a prosperous Russia and China will have puchased most of our automobiles, and the Russians will be busy building new spectacular Eastern Orthodox cathedrals. China will be helping build a new Ukraine using their new “Silk Road” rail system to bring cheap passenger and freight service. This will give Europe much better access to Asian trade. Russia will be prosperous because the people in Russian territories will all be on the same page politically with most of them united in spirit via their state Church – Russian Orthodox.

        The disintegration of the USA into chaos will serve as a warning to the rest of humankind NOT to go in the same direction we did.

        • Jarek June 12, 2023 at 12:13 pm #

          Why shouldn’t Russia take back Alaska? Why shouldn’t China take the West Coast – at the very least.

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder June 12, 2023 at 6:38 pm #

            Well, sounds like a lot of work, for one…

        • tresho June 12, 2023 at 2:15 pm #

          ” It takes a lot of land to support them.” Every time I drive around the USA I see a lot of land growing grass.

          • Paula D June 12, 2023 at 2:47 pm #

            You must only drive around east of the Mississippi.

          • Anthea June 14, 2023 at 11:51 am #

            It’s pretty grassy here in the Midwest. Much of the exurbs here in Missouri consist of homes on 5, 10, or 20-acre “estate-size” lots, some of which the owners mow to create a vast vista of lawns, often with a pond or even a man-made lake. (That’s the rich people.)

            I think we have enough arable land to feed the entire population of the state, though there would be problems of all kinds. One of them would be getting the urban population to do agricultural work and teaching them how. Another would be the degree of mechanization that would be possible or affordable. If people attempted to farm without mechanization involving a lot of fossil fuels, they’d need a lot of skills they don’t possess, and a lot of draft horses, which don’t exist at present.

            Once when I taught in an urban school, we were reading a story about some people who lived in a fine Victorian home, with silk carpets and crystal chandeliers. I pointed out to the kids that such a home would not have had indoor plumbing or electricity. Several of the kids said they’d kill themselves, rather than live like that.

        • 4014HAMPHEDGE June 12, 2023 at 2:40 pm #

          China has been quietly replicating USA mid 20th Century comprehensive branch line rail network, assuring ability to move food supplies throughout the country when motor transport might be unable to function. Through the last 75 years USA shareholder driven rail managements have conspired to remove all rail mileage and corridor not deemed important for movement of container unit trains, largely Chinese oriented traffic. This included near 100,000 miles of rail branch line generating sufficient traffic to at least break even. Some percentage spin-off rail branches remain, members of “American Short Line Regional Railroad Association. Insufficient for famine hedge-

          Had large & small rail management been light on their feet, 2 tier contract (see the airlines) arrangements with labor, and, importantly, predominately food hauling branches would be tax exempt. Lacking food basket rail option, North American famine is on the horizon. Period. EMP and kinetic attack on US food supply is openly spoken of by ALL the dictators presently on stage, and they continually demonstrate willingness and ability to carry out their word.

          This writer wonders how the Webmaster hereabouts has overlooked the logistics of horse outputs as well as inputs? Albeit excellent garden fertilizer, horse doodoo became downright unmanageable in US metropolitan areas, Trolley cars on steel rails, -run out again- by bicycle & motor car clubs? Ground Hog Day! Oh my! See comments in archives for Executive summary worklist for rail line redux.

          • Paula D June 12, 2023 at 2:49 pm #

            I have a railroad branch pretty near my house. It was overgrown, but now they have mowed it.

            I guess they will turn it into a walking trail.

        • Gotta411 June 28, 2023 at 1:50 pm #

          I agree with you for the most part. I do
          Like the “coyote” angle. Nice touch.
          But what most people don’t realize is that the US government possesses military technology 40-50 years ahead of ANYTHING else in the WORLD.
          This is all theater. If any country “really” decided to take us on, they would find their capital in ruins in the blink of an eye.
          How this all plays out is going to be fascinating, but deadly.

      • tresho June 12, 2023 at 2:13 pm #

        My advice: stay out of large crowds.

  4. reggiezz June 12, 2023 at 9:02 am #

    I admire Jim’s optimism. I don’t think the country will make it to Thanksgiving.

  5. stonned June 12, 2023 at 9:23 am #

    The “country” is in the midst of its own “Color Revolution”, much like what was done to Ukraine (ETC), in which the duly elected president, with help of the US State Dept, Soros & Friends, (think Mossad, CIA, and WEF BILLIONAIRES), paved the way for a coup d’etat. Regardless of what you think of Trump (ahem), he is taking the bus route to Dallas, rather then airplane, and unfortunately, a good many Americans will eventually be suffering the SAME fate, as did the KULAKS those many years ago.

    I could spell it out for you in more detail, but I trust that enough of you, by now anyway, understand exactly who it is that has this joint, and YOU, by the throat. NEWS FLASH ! They are NEVER EVER letting go.

    Know with certainty that while resistance may, at this late date, be futile, a lack of meaningful resistance will most assuredly guarantee your demise a whole lot sooner, then later.

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    • beantownbill. June 12, 2023 at 11:33 am #

      You are such a joke!

      • Night Owl June 12, 2023 at 12:05 pm #

        “Stop talking about vaccine IDs and two-tiered societies, Night Owl.”

        –Beantown “The Gauleiter” Bill

        • beantownbill. June 12, 2023 at 3:33 pm #

          You are an impudent shithead (sheisskopf). You’re calling me a nazi official? If you weren’t so pathetic, you might almost be a tad funny.

          • Night Owl June 12, 2023 at 4:03 pm #

            Yes, albeit one who cannot spell Scheißkopf.

            I will never forget your comments, as they were removing us from society.

            Fuck you, cunt.

      • Jarek June 12, 2023 at 12:15 pm #

        He said a bad word indicative of Israel and Bill is upset.

        People want the Truth? Sure they do.

        • beantownbill. June 12, 2023 at 3:37 pm #

          Says you, a noted anti-semite (as well as a well-known misogynist, and an anti-Black). What’s your problem, bubelah? Can’t get it up?

        • megabeth June 12, 2023 at 5:13 pm #

          Israel? Hell, I thought he was referring to our entanglements with and infiltration by the Chinese overlords.

        • Jarek June 13, 2023 at 11:50 am #

          Yes, Beth (the 2nd letter in the alpha-bet): The Chinese control our foreign policy, banking, media and Hollywood. The Neo-Cons have said so!

          Yes, there has been large scale Chinese infiltration. Cannot we be infiltrated by more than one alien group at a time?

          I expected too much from you.

      • elysianfield June 12, 2023 at 12:18 pm #

        Bill,
        What stonned says is essentially correct. What part of the comment do you most disagree?

        • Jarek June 12, 2023 at 1:51 pm #

          You’re good with him. A born diplomat. Hitler used to say, send Goering, he’s better with people. Less direct.

        • Q. Shtik June 12, 2023 at 2:25 pm #

          [ ] what part of the comment do you most disagree? – elysian

          ==========

          [With]

          • megabeth June 12, 2023 at 5:15 pm #

            Oh, Jesus Christ, Q. We all read and write fluent typo. Knock it off.

          • elysianfield June 12, 2023 at 6:09 pm #

            I disagree with your correction. My use might be archaic, perhaps even colloquial, but not incorrect.

          • Jarek June 13, 2023 at 11:51 am #

            Q is in beast mode, taking no prisoners. He is death personified and his grammatical scythe is sharp and his swings wide (often of the mark).

        • beantownbill. June 12, 2023 at 3:56 pm #

          EF, I don’t believe Israel has us by the throat. It’s not our fault if Jews have more influence than our numbers indicate. Power is in a vacuum that automatically gets filled. Maybe 2000 years of attempted annihilation has made us determined to control our own fate. It has also made many of us defensive, which is a good survival mechanism.

          We’ll have to see if Trump gets assassinated or not. We can’t read the future and anything can happen. What I don’t like is someone stating a possibility as a fact.

          • megabeth June 12, 2023 at 5:20 pm #

            Jews are so often excellent in what they do and have a ancient and cohesive culture. When I hear someone grousing about a Jewish cabal, I hear envy no different from that of any other Wobbly, anarchist, hothouse leftist, or shiftless peckerwood for the successful man enjoying the fruits of his labor.

          • Jarek June 12, 2023 at 8:20 pm #

            So you’re saying we should act like them and take our country back from them?

            You see Beth, if they identified with us it would be one thing. But they don’t. Or do you think they are leading us well to greater prosperity and well being?

            It’s amazing how many people don’t get this. So relax, you’re part of the majority…..

          • megabeth June 12, 2023 at 10:44 pm #

            Yeah, Jar, like the majority, I have no problem with Jews. I am sometimes baffled by their women, though. I once tagged along with a Jewish friend to a coffeehouse where some of the ladies from her temple were speed-interviewing housekeeper candidates. But as best I could tell, not a one of these temple members worked outside the home. What else were they going to do with their time?

          • elysianfield June 13, 2023 at 12:51 am #

            Bill,
            EVERY nation, if legitimate, will act in it’s own behalf. I also do not consider it untoward that there is someone wielding power for their own benefit. Jews have a successful culture, and can only be envied by those who do not enjoy their privileges and benefits. Who is controlling the power that is the United States Government? Ain’t me, for sure, and probably isn’t you.

            How many times have I mentioned that George Soros is probably a distant uncle of mine? He is part and parcel of the current Marxist thrust into the heart of our culture. He never sought out my opinion in this matter.

            As an economic model, I would prefer National Socialism to unbridled capitalism, or what we are currently heading for….China has been doing a pretty good job of boot strapping their economy. Issues, yeah, outrages, of course…but upward and onward.

          • Jarek June 13, 2023 at 11:55 am #

            What is your percentage?

          • Q. Shtik June 13, 2023 at 1:09 pm #

            will act in it’s own behalf. – elysian

            ==========

            ely, please note for future reference that it’s is a contraction meaning it is. It is not the possessive of it.

            But, of course, we knew what you meant.

          • elysianfield June 13, 2023 at 3:21 pm #

            Jarek,
            Well, what percentage will the RsHA accept?

    • anmariwakaranai June 12, 2023 at 11:56 am #

      Nice summary stonned.

      • Jarek June 12, 2023 at 12:16 pm #

        As for WEF: Every one must get stoned.

    • loosethedogs June 12, 2023 at 11:56 am #

      Have to agree with you. It’s why I cringed when I saw RFK kissing the rabbi’s ring (metaphorically speaking) when he back pedaled on a previous endorsement so he could receive the blessings from the king makers. It was Richard Perle who claimed years ago that “his people” controlled all but 5 seats of the U.S. Congress and sworn loyalty oaths are required by all of those selected Congresspersons, (and these aren’t loyalty oaths to the U.S. Constitution)

      • Jarek June 12, 2023 at 12:19 pm #

        Yes, it takes a massive amount of money to run a Presidential campaign. Is he going to spend all of his own doing it? Or is he going to compromise his principles?

        Compromise.

        • Paula D June 12, 2023 at 1:26 pm #

          The liberals are already screaming about any money donated to RFK, Jr.

          It’s a ”threat to democracy” to let him run, doncha know.

          .salon.com/2023/06/08/rfk-jr-and-the-con-men-candidates-more-than-a-sideshow–theyre-a-real-to-democracy/

          • tresho June 12, 2023 at 2:17 pm #

            Every time I see words like “threat to democracy” I know there is a tangled web of lies and misdirection attached.

          • Paula D June 12, 2023 at 2:58 pm #

            Indeed. I made a list of threats to democracy.

            Free speech is a threat to democracy.
            Counting votes is a threat to democracy.
            Sharing information is a threat to democracy.
            Open debates are a threat to democracy.
            Protesting a contested election is a threat to democracy.
            Having unapproved candidates running is a threat to democracy.
            Advocating for building a better USA is a threat to democracy.
            Talking about the Constitution is a threat to democracy, especially the Bill of Rights (which are the biggest threat to democracy of all).

    • abbybwood June 12, 2023 at 1:18 pm #

      The Neocons in control have the same mantra for Americans as they do for Ukraine:

      “As long as it takes.”

      • Paula D June 12, 2023 at 1:27 pm #

        “To the last American”.

    • Q. Shtik June 12, 2023 at 2:22 pm #

      As to the stonned comment at 9:23 am today, there are two places where “then” is used incorrectly in place of “than.” Therefore I don’t think it can be declared a “typo.” I think stonned simply doesn’t
      understand the difference so I am recommending he study up to learn the difference. And stonned is not alone here on CFN in this regard.

      Now, let’s see if ^this^ gets my ass thrown off this blog.

      • Woodchuck June 12, 2023 at 2:36 pm #

        Comeon! Give stonned a break. What if he is stoned and smoking a doobie while taking a break from work or something? It seems to me unfair to criticize people who might be under the influence of something that makes them just not give much of a shit at all about grammar at the moment. Some of us, myself included, are online at the moment and there is a reason we’re not out driving. All it takes is a six pack of Bud Light and good grammar becomes a non issue and being a butthead looks like a lot of fun.

        And not everyone went to Catholic school. There we were diagraming sentences in the sixth grade and knew all about “then and than” in fifth grade. Nowadays it seems only graduate students in English know anything about sentence diagraming.

        • bill7424 June 12, 2023 at 4:21 pm #

          Who really cares about the proper grammar anymore when we are all out of High School and collage. I can’t spell worth a damn but when it comes to grammar it doesn’t matter what color the cat is as long as it catches the mouse. Most of us are able to overlook the mistakes and still get the point that’s being presented unless we are an English major or grammar Nazi.

          • Q. Shtik June 12, 2023 at 4:57 pm #

            we are all out of High School and collage. – bill7424

            ==========

            Yeah, I’ve been out of “collage” since June of ’62.

          • Soul Forensics June 12, 2023 at 5:10 pm #

            “Most of us are able to overlook the mistakes and still get the point that’s being presented unless we are an English major.”

            Many English majors these days are also grammatically inept.

            University and college students get passes no matter how lazy or stupid they are because it’s a huge racket, and the name of the game is to keep mommy and daddy’s $$ flowing through the administration’s coffers. You get that by graduating the illiterate 22 year-olds.

            Even teachers are becoming more grammatically “challenged”, especially Black teachers. I forget the studies done on this (for accuracy), but quite a few grade school teachers are marking tests for which they don’t have the requirements to distinguish correct construction from incorrect.

          • Vegan Shark June 12, 2023 at 7:17 pm #

            It’s amazing how many woke-resisters are strict about voter ID requirements, criminal law enforcement, testing new pharmaceuticals, etc. … but when it comes to spelling, grammar and the language in which we communicate ideas, hey! Any kind of verbal slovenliness goes. It’s the reader’s job to sort of, kind of, figure out what stonned et al. are trying to say.

          • Anthea June 14, 2023 at 3:39 am #

            I just read a long, rambling comment that was posted on tickerforum, a blog that seems to be a haven for highly intelligent people who can’t write English.

            Sample sentence: “The living surrounding my family life fucking sucked….” What does he mean by “the living?” Normally, “a living” refers to income, but he could mean there were interpersonal problems in his family. Further, he does not specify whether he is talking about his childhood family or about adult married life. If you read his next couple of paragraphs with attention, you can figure out that he was talking about his childhood.

            This type of writing basically forces you to mentally edit their writing for sense, just to make out what they’re trying to say.

            The poster then continues to ramble on, making many other vague assertions. Example: “Whenever people here in the USA tell me that some hack or option is good or very good, it is really to a person educated as to the options out of border, ‘good enough’.” I have no idea what he’s talking about.

            The weird thing is that several people who post over there are highly educated professionals. It’s a shame that, half the time, you can’t tell what they’re trying to say.

        • Anthea June 13, 2023 at 4:40 am #

          @ Woodchuck:

          I went to public school, and we diagrammed sentences from the 7th grade to the 11th grade. As for the then/than distinction, I never even saw either of these words misused until 10-20 years ago. It was inconceivable that a person wouldn’t know which was which. It was also inconcievable, before about 1990, that anyone would think “alot” was a word. The first time someone argued with me about that was probably in the late 80s. She was a young black woman who brought in a resume to be typeset and printed. She had “alot” of experience. And, good Lord! She was going to put “alot” on her resume.

          And, yes, as you say, nowadays no one knows anything about sentence diagramming–and English usage is all the way around execrable. Which means that few people are able to communicate with clarity and precision. And clarity and precision are MINIMAL requirements for good writing. Some others are sound (logical) thinking, good organization of ideas, and a decent vocabulary. If you want to be better than just good, you should be skilled in the use of literary devices, and your writing should display subtlety and wit.

          The best way to learn to write well is to read works by good writers. One of the best authors to read is Albert Jay Nock. Another very good one is Isak Dinesen. There are a lot of others, and others here can add to this.

      • megabeth June 12, 2023 at 5:26 pm #

        It should get your ass thrown off, if that is all you have to contribute. Are you interested in contributing to discussion, or just throwing sand in the gears?

    • Woodchuck June 12, 2023 at 2:22 pm #

      If your very existence depends entirely on businesses and institutions controlled by “them” – then resistence is futile. “They” control you in the very same way a farmer controls a herd of domesticated animals. Cows wandering around on their own don’t last very long either in our world or the natural world. Cows need the farmers management and control. They are herd animals and wired that way.

      The only way to resist is to walk away from the farmer and to do for yourself what the farmer used to do. It will involve countless hours doing mundane and boring activities like growing corn, making dresses out of feed sacks, mowing your own yard, etc. Self sufficiency is the only path out of bondage. Unfortunately it seems that most people right now still seem to cling to the idea that physical comfort is far more important than being self sufficient. The inevitable physical pain and misery involved in the transition makes people think they can’t do this, not even if its just a test run.

      For example, there will be pain and misery involved in bringing the bicycle back as a widespread method of transport. You will be just as unprotected from the weather as an old fashioned horse and saddle rider was. Horses can kick you or buck you off, and bicycles at speed can wreck and leave you buggered up pretty good. On two wheels you are safer on a small displacement motorbike with good brakes – and with a rider wearing all the current body armor and helmets used by street motorbikers. See how long you can park your car and live without it, using a small motorbike or a bicycle. Do a test run and then you’ll know beforehand how it feels, how to manage around losing a car, and how to ride in bad weather etc.

      A much tougher self test is to see how well you do and how long you can last without electriciy.

      • Paula D June 12, 2023 at 3:00 pm #

        Feed sacks are made from plastic now.

      • megabeth June 12, 2023 at 5:38 pm #

        We are going on our second year of operating cargo e-bikes rather than driving during clement weather.They do use electricity, but that is optional, and it feels far more wonderful to pedal around in the elements than to drive. Mine is a cargo trike, husband’s is a bike, and they negotiate sand, turf, and gravel just fine. We seldom need to take the car for anything. Last summer, the spiders attempted to take over my old Kia, it sat for so long.

        So . . . I’m starting to form an idea of what the rough years will be like.

      • Vegan Shark June 12, 2023 at 7:33 pm #

        You all are just thrilled to bits that the prospect of the deprived, primitive life you’ve always dreamed of is almost here. Glory be! Next month you can spend your entire existence raising turnips and weaving socks, just like in the good old days!

        • megabeth June 12, 2023 at 10:48 pm #

          There’s being thrilled, and then there’s being realistic, Vegan Shart.

        • Anthea June 13, 2023 at 5:07 am #

          @ Vegan Shark:

          Well, some people would rather go out to the garden in the early morning to weed the turnips, pick the tomatoes, beans, and eggplant, and cut some collards and flowers for the table. Other people would rather commute two hours a day and sit in a cubicle all day.

          My mother grew up during the Depression. When she and her friends talked about life then versus life now, their verdict was, “Things are better now. They’re just different.”

          • Anthea June 13, 2023 at 5:08 am #

            I meant to say, “Things aren’t better now. They’re just different.”

      • Anthea June 13, 2023 at 4:47 am #

        @ Woodchuck:

        I don’t think growing vegetables is boring at all. It is actually fascinating. Sewing is also interesting and rewarding. What’s boring is most modern work.

        I’m too old to ride a bicycle, but I don’t think I’d mind riding in one of those enclosed Amish buggies–though my tolerance for heat and cold is not what it used to be.

  6. John K June 12, 2023 at 9:31 am #

    “When our grotesque medical racketeering matrix fails, doctors will practice medicine at smaller scale, probably without advanced pharmaceuticals and techno-diagnostics.”

    And yet advanced pharma and tech is all MDs know how to do. Which means they will be all but useless in the Long Emergency. Better find a good herbalist or ND.

    “The first time, forces in every quarter of American power set out to bushwhack, sandbag, harass, hector, and hound [Trump]. In the process, they just about destroyed the rule of law.”

    And I’m beginning to suspect that Trump’s bombastic time on the stage was designed to do just that–destroy the rule of law. His over-the-top theatrics effectively drove a permanent wedge into the country. I don’t think he’s the “outsider” his base thinks he is. His arrests are just more theater and he’ll never see jail time, because he’s part of the play.

    • neurodoc June 12, 2023 at 10:29 am #

      In reality, about 10% of MD physicians I know and communicate with have interests and skills in alternative medicine: nutritional medicine, herbal supplement medicine, acupuncture, electrotherapy, etc. We just don’t talk about it in public or around the techno-triumphalist doctors.

      Also, when the current medical system finally collapses, knowledge of chemistry and biology won’t just disappear. I suspect many physicians will learn non high tech medicine and practice such, especially when we won’t have the Rockefeller criminals running the show and sanctioning anyone who defies big pharma.

      • Beryl of Oyl June 12, 2023 at 10:35 am #

        California is trying to make health insures pay for surrogates for men to have babies, because the men cannot become pregnant and are therefore infertile.

        I agree with the conspiracy theorists who believe TPTB want our system to collapse.

        • SW June 12, 2023 at 11:41 am #

          Wait — can’t men become women by thinking they are?! Dylan Mulvaney and WilLIAm Thompson are female because they said so.

      • elysianfield June 12, 2023 at 12:21 pm #

        NDoc,
        I’ve never been X-Rayed…Bit I’ve been Ultraviolated!

      • Q. Shtik June 12, 2023 at 3:05 pm #

        about 10% of MD physicians I know and communicate with have interests and skills in alternative medicine: nutritional medicine, herbal supplement medicine, acupuncture, electrotherapy, etc. – neurodoc

        ===========

        That’s all well and good but you can’t solve an eyelid problem with herbal supplements. You need a blepharoplasty procedure like I had done on me on June 2nd.

        Peter had a rhinoplasty (aka “a nose job”) done on him in his late teens. As he tells it, he had gotten into many fights and had his nose broken. The truth is he had inherited a “hook nose” through genes on his mother’s side and he hated seeing his profile in the mirror when combing his hair. But getting your nose busted in a teenage fight has a certain masculine glamor about it.

      • Soul Forensics June 12, 2023 at 5:18 pm #

        neurodoc,

        That’s heartening to hear. I’ve always suspected that most doctors have their patients’ best interests in mind, and that the oppression of alternative medicine was and is almost wholly a function of hospital admins, orgs, and insurance companies to protect their turf.

      • megabeth June 12, 2023 at 5:42 pm #

        RN, here. We are also trained in chemistry, pharmacology, A&P and basic materia medica, along with the nursing approach to things. I feel as though my training and practice are like money in the bank.

    • Woodchuck June 12, 2023 at 12:04 pm #

      What is not understood right now is that the value we get from our “health care system” is around zero. The drugs, vaccines, operations, etc. do as much damage as good, so around 20% of our entire economy is flushed down the toilet right there. In terms of efficiency our system is in 35th place. That is, there are 34 countries with better health stats than ours. Not only that, we pay more per capita for our “health care” than do any of the other nations. In terms of health “bang for the buck” we are probably on the bottom of the list.

      When we lose our health care system we will have lost nothing. We’ll have gained in places and lost in others, and the effect will be zero. We will eventually learn that we’ve been scammed by a dishonest and corrupt medical system – mostly at the hands of big universities, insurance companies, and medical drug and equipment manufacturers. A the bottom of it all, we simply won’t be able to afford the system we have now, the resources to do that will NOT exist. Just as the resources to support our parasite and 100% idiotic cult/school system will not exist at that time. Good riddance to all of it. Teachers and doctors may find themselves either unemployed or having to retrain for a completely different system. A system that pays them little more than what motorbike mechanics or local small farmers might make.

      Dolly Parton likes to joke that when she was born they didn’t have enough money to pay the doctor so payment was made instead via some farm products they did have on hand, including a bunch of sacks of flour. Her dad was a share cropper. The doctor got a bunch of flour in exchange for delivering Dolly. She claims that she’s been rolling in the dough ever since – that it was a good omen for her successful career.

    • JackStraw June 12, 2023 at 1:45 pm #

      So Trump is a mastermind set on destroying the rule of law? That may be the most ridiculous comment I’ve read in years here at CFN.

    • MaryQueen June 12, 2023 at 11:06 pm #

      Totally agree that Trump is part of the play.

      And also agree with Stonned that they’ve started a color revolution in this country. It couldn’t have happened without Trump.

  7. Amman June 12, 2023 at 9:34 am #

    ” If you’re wondering why our country is lost in lunatic raptures of lawless Lawfare and futile MAGAry, it’s because our economy has already collapsed, and our culture and politics with it downstream have also collapsed into spectacular degeneracy. It has already happened. Maybe you don’t know it.”

    Many have had this thought years ago – well before the mendacious vicious covid disaster was foisted on the US and the world.

  8. DaveO907 June 12, 2023 at 9:40 am #

    Hearing/watching Seymour Hersh on George Galloway’s Sunday “Mother of All Talkshows” I was struck—and hard—by how right a person can be and how painfully wrong at the same time.

    When asked by Galloway his opinion regarding RFK Jr, Hersh was at first seeming an inner circle type when he stated he and Jr had maintained telephone contact on a number of issues, but he switched in the blink of an eye to state RFK was a vaccine nutter and would not let go of that bone. “My wife is a doctor, my daughter is in the medical field,” if I recall correctly. Left unsaid was “That’s that. Period.

    Hersh, the ever-resourceful and intrepid man of multiple solid sources, a paramount of über-objectiveness in his reporting turned to stone when it came to lending any recognition or validation to those who question the Fauci Inc narrative.

    The man drives me bonkers with his inconsistencies. Right there with Noam Chomsky. Both are significant American voices who in their twilight years have neglectfully abused the power of their voices.
    And it’s a damned shame.

    • Disaffected June 12, 2023 at 9:58 am #

      All these conflicting opinions among people who should know better is certainly perplexing, isn’t it? Cognitive dissonance rears it’s ugly head even among the so-called intellectual elite these days. With all the sometimes very convincing misinformation out there, everyone’s basically on their own sussing out the truth these days. Gotta go with your gut, which told many of us immediately that the whole CV19 scam was just another government psyop.

      • Jarek June 12, 2023 at 12:28 pm #

        Yes, one didn’t have to understand the intricacies of viruses and vaccines. You could just see they were acting funny. And that the vaccine wasn’t a vaccine. And that they didn’t have time to test it. And when by their own statistics people started getting sick and dying from it, they didn’t fucking care. And that Pfizer had made a deal that they couldn’t be sued – and almost every nation on Earth had signed on to it.

        None of this is rocket science. It’s applied commonsense.

        • Cactus Girl June 12, 2023 at 12:59 pm #

          “one didn’t have to understand the intricacies of viruses and vaccines. You could just see they were acting funny.”

          Exactly. Took a year of nursing in college, with biology courses. When they tried to tell us this virus came by way of bats, thru pangolins (animals from 2 separate continents supposedly kept in a fish market) I remember saying, “Wait a minute. Viruses don’t act that way.” Same thing when they said, “Don’t worry, It stays in your arm.” And, “RNA won’t affect your DNA”.

          • Paula D June 12, 2023 at 1:30 pm #

            A pangolin, a bat, a ferret and a human walk into a bar.

            Oh, no, wait. It was a bioweapon research lab.

        • Q. Shtik June 12, 2023 at 3:20 pm #

          None of this is rocket science. – Jar

          =========

          Or as someone once said while mixing metaphors : this is not “rocket surgery.”

        • megabeth June 12, 2023 at 5:49 pm #

          Speaking as a nurse, I saw basic common sense fly out the window in March 2020 with respect to respiratory viruses and how to deal with them. Craziest thing in the world.

          • Jarek June 12, 2023 at 8:23 pm #

            If only you could take your commonsense here and apply it to race and politics. But as a woman, you can’t do that. Somehow it just doesn’t scale for “your guys”.

          • Jarek June 12, 2023 at 8:23 pm #

            you not your

          • megabeth June 12, 2023 at 10:57 pm #

            Jarek, why do you pretend to know my thinking on race and politics? How do you know that I don’t have a powerful in-group bias for my own race? Do you know my race? And are you sure that I approve of extending the franchise to the fairer sex? Do you know my sex? Don’t be going hog-wild with your assumptions, here.

          • Jarek June 13, 2023 at 12:00 pm #

            Yeah Bet, I’m beginning to get an idea of who you are.

            As for the “You don’t know me!”, that’s just classic feminine hysteria. Because you’re not going to tell me, either. A denial of discourse – which is why we’re here.

      • tresho June 12, 2023 at 2:23 pm #

        “Cognitive dissonance rears it’s ugly head even among the so-called intellectual elite these days.” I like to provoke people sometimes by challenging their ideas about death, by saying they are ignorant of it, that none has any experience of death, that all their ideas about death are second or third hand. Then I watch their faces as they process their own cognitive dissonance. I draw my stance on that from Socrates.

        • beantownbill. June 12, 2023 at 4:10 pm #

          I do the same with organized religion.

    • Islander June 12, 2023 at 10:00 am #

      Dave—Gotta agree with you.

      Hersh was so focused on driving down the reputation of “Camelot” that he missed the forest for the trees (IMHO): the historic significance of JFK’s presidency and what he attempted to accomplish and where he attempted to take the country, and the world.

      Regardless of any chicanery in the 1960 election or the background of his father, or his marital infidelities—all that is, on hindsight, irrelevant.

      TPTB who took him out knew that: why JFK posed a real danger to them and their multifarious plans.

      It seems like Hersh just cannot let go of that grudge. Maybe it’s an urban Jew hating a Boston Irish charmer who knew how to sail a boat.

      Hersh has his value, but it seems to be limited.

      • Beryl of Oyl June 12, 2023 at 10:23 am #

        There’s also that people who have always considered themselves “in the know” can’t bear it when they find out there was something they thought they knew that wasn’t true.

        I had the idea that RFK Jr. was a vaccine nutter when I first heard that Donald Trump wanted him for his vaccine guy.

        At the time I thought, oh well, there are a sizable number of vaccine nutters, and they are Americans too, so they deserve to be heard.

        It wasn’t until much later that I actually looked closely at what Bobby was saying. I was wrong about him, and I don’t mind saying so, but I’m not a prominent person with my name and reputation out in front of the public.

        • Islander June 12, 2023 at 11:27 am #

          Most people are afraid to say they were wrong about something.

          Whether it comes down to “information” or to a belief or a political viewpoint he or she held in the past.

          Which I find odd. Because many former members of the Dem Party have had the gumption or honestly or conscience to admit that their past beliefs and convictions, though well founded and grounded in their youth, were for something that has now changed and no longer exists.

          In fact, it was this ability to reassess previously held beliefs that made Malcolm X a hero to me. “I am interested in the truth, and it doesn’t matter who says it.”

          Aka “The truth, wherever it leads.”

        • SW June 12, 2023 at 11:29 am #

          When I looked more carefully at how many vaccines kids got and how soon and how clustered together, I mentioned this to a friend who immediately attacked — “Do you REALLY believe people like Bobby Kennedy? ” No discussion about facts or parent’s concerns, just the usual shut down of conversation. I don’t know if he has a chance or not or if he got to the WH if he’d be able to steer the Titanic away from the iceberg.

          • Night Owl June 12, 2023 at 12:04 pm #

            People like this deserve whatever Pfizer gives them.

            I can’t even be bothered talking to these idiots.

            Such a lack of curiosity points to low intelligence, and who wants that around?

          • tresho June 12, 2023 at 2:26 pm #

            “the usual shutdown of conversation” — all of us are still learning the martial art of dealing with the statements like “Do you REALLY believe people like Bobby Kennedy?” One cogent response might be “Do you really believe you know what you’re talking about?” and then immediately change the subject.

          • Islander June 12, 2023 at 4:34 pm #

            One useful rhetorical point is to retort

            “I do not BELIEVE Bobby Kennedy. I am PERSUADED by many of the arguments that he makes”

            Belief is about faith and religion. Facts are about presenting evidence that convinces and persuades. Like in a court of law.

            “I don’t know s— but I believe X” is pretty dumb.

          • Soul Forensics June 12, 2023 at 5:28 pm #

            I’m with Night Owl. I quit talking to people — anyone — about the jab a long time ago. If they’re still clueless 2+ years on, I’m not gonna change their minds by wasting my time and brain power by a back-and-forth.

            Also, people with common sense should always mind Brandolini’s law. Ignoring people, and silence, is bliss.

        • Yirgach June 12, 2023 at 12:00 pm #

          RFK shares some similarities with Trump. First and foremost, he is not a politician and he can’t be bought. Big plus there. Not sure of his judgement when it comes to choosing staff, where Trump falls down.

          He was a bit squishy on humans causing climate change, but he seems to be changing as he learns more. A sign of critical thinking.
          Would like to hear more on his ideas about energy.

          He learned the hard way about vaccines when he suffered a reaction which ruined his vocal cords. Now he is a true skeptic, which everyone should be.

          My other half is a microbiologist who has worked for over 20 years on Global Clinical Trials on Drug Resistant TB. Dealing with living organisms is extremely onerous and exacting work.
          Especially when the labs are scattered around the planet and you need to have consistent results.

          There are NO shortcuts when it comes to vaccines, the protocols are in place for a good reason. When they are shoved aside you end up with the mRNA mess we currently have which is a joke to even call a vaccine. At least people are starting to get the message but a lot of things are being suppressed.

          • Jarek June 12, 2023 at 12:32 pm #

            It was apparently developed years ago – and was tested since they listed two pages of negative side effects.

            It does what they want it do. And that isn’t protecting people from a disease, that if it exists, isn’t very dangerous.

          • Yirgach June 12, 2023 at 12:41 pm #

            Yes, the first mRNA patent was issued in 1965.
            Since then all the test animals have always died…

          • tresho June 12, 2023 at 2:28 pm #

            “Since then all the test animals have always died…” Many die. You shall also.

          • Mike Sherman June 12, 2023 at 6:57 pm #

            “…Trump. First and foremost, he is not a politician and he can’t be bought.” That’s a completely delusional belief, Yirgach. Someone as nakedly transactional as Trump sells himself daily.

          • Yirgach June 12, 2023 at 9:26 pm #

            @Mike,
            Why do think they hate him so much? He’s going against the status quo and is lucky to still be alive.
            I wasn’t talking about Trump. Learn to read.

          • Mike Sherman June 13, 2023 at 8:44 pm #

            I can read, Yirgach. You were saying the same thing about BOTH of them, though in the case of Trump, it isn’t accurate.

          • TPTB-USA June 15, 2023 at 1:21 pm #

            “RFK shares some similarities with Trump. First and foremost, he is not a politician and he can’t be bought. Big plus there. Not sure of his judgement when it comes to choosing staff, where Trump falls down.” ~ Yirgach

            “… Victoria Nuland and the Neocons in the White House then, handpicking the new cabinet that was hostile to the Soviet Union.” ~ RFK jr

            “He was a bit squishy on humans causing climate change, but he seems to be changing as he learns more. A sign of critical thinking. Would like to hear more on his ideas about energy.” ~ Yirgach

            “… my views have always been the same on nuclear. I’m all for nuclear if they can make it safe and if they can make it economic.” ~ RFK jr

            nuclear vs coal-fired power plants – “Well, my solution to that is to stop making oil wars.” ~ RFK jr

            Robert F Kennedy Jr: “We need a peaceful revolution” on UnHerd
            youtube.com/watch?v=AY89a_zXi9s

      • Jarek June 12, 2023 at 12:24 pm #

        C’mon you can do better than that. JFK was on to the Federal Reserve Scam of creating money out of nothing (in defiance of the Constitution). Who controls the Banking?

        • tresho June 12, 2023 at 2:29 pm #

          “(in defiance of the Constitution)” The Constitution has been dying since the day it was ratified.

    • Amman June 12, 2023 at 10:30 am #

      Both are what I call Kabuki thinkers.

    • mary.m June 12, 2023 at 10:52 am #

      I followed Hersh briefly on substack. Concluded he’s a “limited hangout tool.”

      • SW June 12, 2023 at 11:33 am #

        Hersh has done some brilliant reporting and he certainly reopened the case on the pipeline that NATO wanted shutdown. That’s his strength but I don’t see that politics are anything but his personal opinion.

        • megabeth June 12, 2023 at 5:59 pm #

          I must always praise Hersh for busting open the Abu Ghraib story and reporting on the damage done to our young vets.

      • Paula D June 12, 2023 at 1:38 pm #

        It seems that he has contacts in the CIA, who feed him info.

        But yeah, for sure they are feeding him half-truths. Norway was involved in the pipelines destruction, but not the UK?
        Yeah, no.

        I found this guy more convincing, ramble though he does.

        .youtube.com/watch?v=s6DWe-M9_w4

        • Beryl of Oyl June 12, 2023 at 6:18 pm #

          The CIA doesn’t do information. Only lies and half-truths.

    • loosethedogs June 12, 2023 at 12:07 pm #

      Oy Veh …

    • MaryQueen June 12, 2023 at 11:08 pm #

      I agree. They infuriate me, so I now ignore them.

      There are many much better people to listen to now, anyway, with much better insight and who do their homework.

      Hersch’s claim to fame is that he knows so many insiders. Sadly, they seem to have rubbed off on him.

  9. Mark1 June 12, 2023 at 9:52 am #

    If it was the 19th Century, your predictions would probably be correct. Yet, I suspect the 22nd Century will look more like a remake of the 1968 Movie” Planet of the Apes”, Just substitute the Chinese for the Apes. They have been planning and waiting for their conquest since before Nixon.

    • JohnAZ June 12, 2023 at 10:07 am #

      The Chinese of the 21st century do not have to do much conquering. The USA is abdicating.

      • Beryl of Oyl June 12, 2023 at 10:26 am #

        I mentioned last time (I think) that one ray of hope is that we see the former Soviet Union on the upswing in historic record time.

        They are doing so well in fact that whoever is running our government wants to crush them.

        That’s the point- they wouldn’t need crushing if they were already crushed, but they aren’t.

        One advantage they had is the citizenry understand how propaganda works, and many Americans do not.

        • Paula D June 12, 2023 at 3:03 pm #

          Our government wants to crush them so that they can take their stuff.

          It’s armed robbery, 101. Smash and loot.

        • Islander June 12, 2023 at 4:39 pm #

          “the former Soviet Union on the upswing in historic record time.”

          Funny thing happened in Germany in the thirties after the country was taken down “Chicago Boys” style at Versailles and afterward.

          Regardless of what you think of the respective ideologies, Hitler’s achievement was remarkable. He did it in a shorter time frame—most likely becuase of his effective application of domestic terror and Gleichschaltung.

          • megabeth June 12, 2023 at 6:02 pm #

            Hmm. That’s like praising a fat girl for not sweating much.

          • Islander June 13, 2023 at 8:17 pm #

            No.
            Just drawing some historical parallels, for those interested in history.

            The USA is going to be on its ass, or is already.

            So case studies should be useful.

  10. Uncle Bob June 12, 2023 at 10:00 am #

    Freight rail still exists. The mighty Class Ones — NS, CSX, UP, BNSF, CN, and CP/KCS — generally don’t service small customers the way their predecessors did. Instead, they farm out service on secondary lines to smaller regional tenants, such as the Lehigh Railroad and Ithaca Central.

    Passenger rail went the way of the DOD because a) service during WW2 catered to the military, offending mothers and children, b) Eisenhower hated railroads and lived the German *Autobahnen*, which he brought her as Interstates, and c) the Pist Office pulled its contracts from railroads and put mail on airplanes. Since that caused railroads to lose money, they dropped passenger trains. Amtrak is a piss-poor substitute for what once was, bit that seems to be a theme here in America: give it to the government and watch it shrivel.

    As for RFK2, he says a lot of the right things. But he’s a leftist whack job who’s fine with imprisoning anyone who disagrees with him. Great!

    My personal feeling right now is that Trump will go to prison. No matter who gets the GOP nomination will be destroyed in 2024 by a senile coot who belongs in prison (or wirse) for treason, but suspected treason and obvious malfeasance aren’t as bad to most people as a convicted felon, while Trump backers won’t support anyone but GGG. Say goodnight, Gracie.

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    • Tate June 12, 2023 at 11:16 am #

      Good summation on why the RRs died. I think I’ll be voting for Orange man (even if he shoots somebody on Fifth Ave) not because he has any chance of winning, but just because TDS is a real deal & I like to see them “suffer” from it. If enough people vote for Trump, believe me, they will “suffer” from the fear that cool collected competent white men are secretly assembling vast armies in the hinterlands, which will drive the bugmen & their weird sister allies into psychotic episodes of TDS “suffering.”

      • Woodchuck June 12, 2023 at 12:29 pm #

        You gotta be kidding! Cool, collected, and competent white men secretly assembling vast armies”? Love it……..

        So woke, feminized, and sissy soy boyz everywhere will be terrorized by nightmares of people active in the hinterlands, people like Ted Nugent that go about killing Bambi. And not only just Bambi, you mess with people like Terrible Ted and they might put you on the menu along with Bambi. Nightmares indeed for the bugmen! Long ago, back in the 50’s, us kids worried about stuff like the Boogerman. Not the Orange Man.

        • Jarek June 12, 2023 at 12:35 pm #

          As long as Nuge is out there helping parapalegics to hunt and kill with breath operated rifles, there is hope.

          He is another Aragorn!

          • Blackbird June 12, 2023 at 3:50 pm #

            Did Aragorn fuck and impregnate 13-year-old groupies? Yeah, probably, it just didn’t make it into the papers back then – since paper was in such short supply…

            Ted Nugent – 2024! Wang Dang Sweet Poontang!!

          • Jarek June 12, 2023 at 8:26 pm #

            No, that’s RFK. See “below”.

            Keelhaul them. All of them.

          • Suburban_elk June 13, 2023 at 10:16 am #

            Aragorn was like 100 years old when he finally got married.

            Was the King to have waited that long?

          • Jarek June 13, 2023 at 12:05 pm #

            The Numenoreans were far longer lived than the lesser breeds of men.

            The lesser breed in Bree just thought of them as “rangers”, disreputable types, unaware of how they were protecting them.

            The lower cannot see the higher if the higher sheds the trappings of the higher.

        • tresho June 12, 2023 at 2:32 pm #

          Rather than an army of cool collected white men, the US has a reserve of Unabombers just waiting for their revelation and conversion to an active phase.

          • Blackbird June 12, 2023 at 3:52 pm #

            Yup. Ted (“may he rest in peace”) gave us the road map. It’s up to us to navigate it.

        • Q. Shtik June 12, 2023 at 3:52 pm #

          back in the 50’s, us kids worried about stuff like the Boogerman. – Woodchuck

          ==========

          Where I lived in South Jersey we pronounced it Boogieman.

          • Woodchuck June 12, 2023 at 4:41 pm #

            Well then, let’s boogie!

          • Islander June 12, 2023 at 4:41 pm #

            Bogeyman.

          • Suburban_elk June 13, 2023 at 10:18 am #

            Current Lore suggests that Boogieman is based on the Wendigo, which in turn is based on the last of the White Devils on the Eastern half of North America before they done got exterminated, back in the Land Before Time.

          • Jarek June 13, 2023 at 12:06 pm #

            The Cro-Magnon Whites? The first people in North America?

          • Suburban_elk June 15, 2023 at 9:47 am #

            Yes that’s the idea, the Wendigo is the memory of their Terrible Spirit. They were great fighters and their blood lingered on in many tribes, like the Delaware as featured in Blood Meridian.

            As the Lore goes, the Delaware were among the Tribes, generally but not entirely in the East, in whom the older White blood still flowed.

            It’s comparable to the memory of Cuchulain, the Irish folk hero who wouldn’t die, who was small of stature and dark complected, IOW the original inhabitants.

        • Soul Forensics June 12, 2023 at 5:44 pm #

          I wonder what percentage of the gun-collecting preppers will become sustainably self-sufficient.

          Saw a yootoober the other day who was blowing his own horn: he went on a one-week hunting trip with some out-of-state buddies where the main activity was arming themselves with high-powered rifles, taking to helicopters and chasing down feral Texas pigs from on high. Such bravery! And slightly different from the future scenarios, where it’ll be a hard days-long slog, and a small chance to greet an undersized bear that they’d have to face down and slay with perfect timing and without mistakes.

          Of course, many people will be doing all that with bows and arrows, not guns.

          • Suburban_elk June 13, 2023 at 10:20 am #

            Agreed 100 percent on the helicopter hunting. Where is the ethos of fair play?

            Ranchers would say that it doesn’t extend to invasive pests such as wild pigs, and they might have a point.

          • SpeedyBB June 13, 2023 at 3:45 pm #

            All my Texas kinfolk assure me that the feral porcine invasion is a serious matter – and that no matter what the locals do, it will be a losing proposition.

            The wild pigs are too clever, too fast, and the mamas have litters of 12~13. Hunters may trap one in a thicket but you can never tell when or from where they’ll bolt, gore a yelping dog and aim for your crotch if you get in their way.

            The meat is also said to be so nasty that the hunters here just give it to the zoo for the carnivores. Who probably don’t really appreciate it but they don’t have much choice.

      • crudgemudgeon June 12, 2023 at 1:50 pm #

        Amen

  11. Beryl of Oyl June 12, 2023 at 10:02 am #

    “The homeless Democrats and Republicans”- I think I know what that means, but it isn’t all that clear.

    • JohnAZ June 12, 2023 at 10:26 am #

      Democrats that are not Bernie loving, Woke nutcases are homeless right now. RFK, Jr. represents this group, Manchin and Sinema also. Their main problem is that the nuttyDems are in control of their party and the federal government as well.

      Trump failed going up against the Deep State mostly because of non support by the RINOs.

      He should’ve started the third party, but if it happens now it will be centrist Dems and establishment RINOs that form it’s core. If just one leader and his contingent would tell the Uniparty in DC to go to hell, we might have two parties again with a legitimate choice in the ballot box. It took the last successful third party, the GOP, eight years to get its act together and it took a civil war to install them into a legitimate place.

      Every legal or political weapon in the country is being used by the Uniparty to quash Trump. Maybe it is time for an end run by someone, somewhere to counter the Deep State.

      RFK, Jr. et al need to leave the DNC to stand a chance. They need to run as enemies of the Deep State to get the populist support they need to win. It will take guts and time. A poll this AM said that 70% of the American public say they do not want Biden, AKA the DNC, to run again.

      Trump did it in 2016, his problem is that he believed his ego that he could “make a deal” with his enemies in all directions. They combined their efforts to destroy him and they are about to win?

  12. Islander June 12, 2023 at 10:05 am #

    ” our culture and politics with it downstream have also collapsed into spectacular degeneracy”

    Seems like some people ought to be paying more attention to what happened to Sodom and Gomorrah.

    Seems like those who should best understand what happened there are the same ones pushing the Woke lunacy and diabolical and disgusting public sexual prancing.

    • JohnAZ June 12, 2023 at 10:31 am #

      It is important to realize that all these Leftist wingnuts absolutely believe their Way is the righteous Way and they will convert the world to believe the same. Using slavery in the 19th century as a good example, their belief system must be destroyed, no holds barred.

      Now all we need is someone or a group with the guts to say so and start swinging.

      • SW June 12, 2023 at 12:00 pm #

        It’s a big religious tent complete with a doctrine (if I say it that means it’s true), congregation (sexual varieties, climate fanatics, history revisionists, diversity of victims), and a hierarchy of spokesmen. It really has a lot in common with a religious movement including the zeal to convert everyone and destroy dissenters.

      • Woodchuck June 12, 2023 at 12:46 pm #

        Col MacGregor was talking about US culture and its problems on a recently published podcast. He claims that most situations in history change primarily not because of bombs and bullying but from people simply walking away from situations and forgetting about it. Systems aren’t “destroyed” as often as they are abandoned and walked away from in the same way you place distance between yourself and a rotten dead animal or a stinking porta-potty. There is no incentive to smell stink deliberately. The millenia old institution of slavery died out on its own of natural causes. Only in the US was it claimed it took a terrible civil war to end it. Slavery would have died in the US on its own as it did everywhere else.

        Sanity will return after the suburban middle class lifestyle collapses along with the upper classes that feed on them. Anyone that was alive in the 40’s and 50’s can understand that our current form of craziness exists only because we can afford to be crazy. In the 50’s many people produced and preserved their own food and they could also make their own clothing. They fixed and serviced their behemoth 50’s cars in their own driveways or garages. I watched adults performing such work at home in real time, it was commonplace. People did this not as a hobby but from necessity. They couldn’t afford to be or to act crazy. That behavior was reserved for the very few real crazy people who usually ended up in sanitariums or other special places where they and the people around them were safe. Today the crazies are out on the streets.

        • SW June 12, 2023 at 3:16 pm #

          @ Woodchuck – and on MSNBC among other networks. What you say is true — everyday skills were commonplace and passed on to kids who were expected to help. Women knew how to fix food and men knew how to fix stuff. I know this sounds sexist but it does seem like family life (at least in practical areas) went more smoothly.

          • Cankerpuss June 12, 2023 at 3:37 pm #

            Children used to be an asset. When they were born and once able to understand basic instructions they were tasked with menial chores such as gathering chicken eggs, pulling weeds, or moving milk jugs. As they matured they became incredible assets to the family and the farm.

            Today children are a liability. Parents don’t have farms on which to put them to work anymore. They have to do something with them. So they put them in public daycare AKA public schools. They put them in football, baseball, softball and soccer and obsess over these sports.

            Children today are expensive and a draw on a families budgets and resources and they contribute very little to the financial health and well being of a family.

            My children are nearly adults and I can’t wait for them to get out of my home and stop sucking me dry. It will be nice when I only have to worry about feeding myself.

          • Anthea June 13, 2023 at 5:32 am #

            @ Cankerpuss:

            My kids are all grown and gone, but one of my persistent daydreams was that we’d all live together, or at least in a community, forever and ever.

            But one thing I’ve found now that the kids are gone is that it costs me very little to live. This morning I drove into town to buy some used canning jars from and elderly lady (aged 83) who said she had to give up canning. I told her that, even with a very low income, I have too much money. Expenditures that seemed like extravagances when the kids were living at home now seem trivial.

        • Cankerpuss June 12, 2023 at 3:34 pm #

          Boy, Woodchuck, you are correct. I have long felt the reason people are so crazy today is because we have had to way too good for way too long. We, I mean people at large, no longer have to worry about where their next meal is coming from. Even the homeless can find meals if they want them. It has been decades since this people have had to go without or struggle from the want of basic necessities.

          They no longer have to work to grow their own food. They no longer have to take care of livestock for milk, meat and eggs. They no longer have to till the soil. They no longer have to dig wells or go find water. So, now that they have all this time that previously would have been occupied by the necessities for survival, what do they do?

          1. Get fat sitting on their asses watching reality TV shows, the NFL and the nightly news.
          2. Obsess about their genitals.
          3. Obsess about where their next orgasm is coming from.
          4. Tattoos.
          5. Body piercings.
          6. Pink, blue, green and purple hair.
          7. Pornography.
          8. What gender they are today.
          9. How cow flatulence affects and is destroying the Earth’s climate.
          10. Obsess about how plant food, aka, Carbon Dioxide, is a terrible gas.
          11. Get college degrees in women’s studies, gender studies and political science.

          I could go on, but you get the drift. These things all go away when people have to work their asses off just for food, water and shelter.

          The soul of man is lost when man is lazy. They no longer have a desire to produce, only to take. Take. Take.

          • ThorsHammer June 12, 2023 at 9:01 pm #

            Heaven forbid that the little darlings should have duties and responsibilities.

            The stump farm I grew up on was about 80 acres of second growth and cut over Douglas Fir. Fifteen acres of that was fallow pasture. I helped my dad fence it, and then spent my spare time for a summer plowing, harrowing it and planting new grass. From the time I was thirteen it was my job to take care of the irrigation pipes,tend the cattle, raise the garden, and haul and shovel the sawdust that heated our house. Every spring we’d go to the auction and buy a dozen yearlings. Come fall they would go to slaughter. After we put up the meat for the family and sold one to a neighbor any profits were mine. After I had filled up the college fund there was enough left over for a Porsche Speedster racing car before I graduated from college. (Won my first race and most of the rest for the season!)

            Never felt exactly hard put upon by having a few duties while growing up!

        • Anthea June 13, 2023 at 5:22 am #

          @ Woodchuck:

          “….most situations in history change primarily not because of bombs and bullying but from people simply walking away from situations and forgetting about it. Systems aren’t “destroyed” as often as they are abandoned and walked away from….”

          Nock thought the same thing: that the State system of human organization would disappear when people stopped believing in it.

          Of course, the only reason people believe in it now, or even believed in it, is because they’re on the payroll. (Legalized) stealing is a lot easier, and often more profitable, than working.

          So the only way people will “stop believing in it” is if it no longer pays, or if everyone decides that it’s wrong to steal. So it could be a long wait before the State system disappears.

  13. Beryl of Oyl June 12, 2023 at 10:09 am #

    Speaking of RFK Jr., he hied himself down to the border and talked to some Americans about the affects the situation is having on them, and will have on the rest of the country, if something is not done.

    A refreshing change from the outdated platitudes like “humanitarian crisis” that people shout at each other.

    Also refreshing, a candidate concerned with Americans maybe not having enough to eat.

    “I met with local farmers Cory Mellon, Alex Mueller, Hank Auza, and Robert Barkley in Yuma, Arizona.”

    https://twitter.com/RobertKennedyJr/status/1666261036264222720?cxt=HHwWgMDTmbLl358uAAAA

    This should also point out the seriousness of the election fraud in Arizona, in that who they vote in affects whether the rest of us can have food.

    • BackRowHeckler June 12, 2023 at 11:20 am #

      I’m wondering how long this delusional ‘Transgender Mania’ will last. It seems to be riding a wave right now.

      • Night Owl June 12, 2023 at 11:52 am #

        Until enough people wake up to the Great Reset. The tranny flag is the flag of your would-be corporate conquerers.

        Right now it is draped over the White House balcony, and hundereds of them are flying at Rockefeller Center.

        • SomeoneInAsia June 12, 2023 at 12:05 pm #

          QUOTE:***Until enough people wake up to the Great Reset.***

          Or until the electric grid goes kaput, and/or the supply lines that maintain it. Then the dream of your would-be corporate conquerors for a Great Reset will evaporate. As Kunstler said before, there actually will be a Great Reset… just not what they think it will be.

          And come the (real) Great Reset, your would-be corporate conquerors will be running for their lives from You the People — if you still have enough backbone left. Some of them may make it to their underground bunkers… and once the supplies in them run out, those bunkers will becomes their tombs.

          • Night Owl June 12, 2023 at 12:19 pm #

            Part of their plan involves taking down the grid.

            You seek refuge in comfortable ideas.

            If the grid goes down, the event will be used to add to the chaos out of which they plan to bring order.

            This is so far from over, Mr. Asia.

          • tresho June 12, 2023 at 2:37 pm #

            “once the supplies in them run out, those bunkers will becomes their tombs” The fresh air intakes of “those bunkers” are a greater vulnerability than their other supplies.

          • Blackbird June 12, 2023 at 4:09 pm #

            “And come the (real) Great Reset, your would-be corporate conquerors will be running for their lives from You the People…”

            Ummm, no.

            Do you think, with all of their “think-tanks”, etc., they have not already thought of this? Their ability to think and plan for the destruction of western civilization far out-leverages ours.

            They can drop bombs anywhere in the world, overthrow governments, conduct 24/7 surveillance on you. What can you (we) do? Cry “Wolverines!” online?

      • Paula D June 12, 2023 at 1:44 pm #

        It’s possible that our ruling overlords don’t want Biden again. They may want closet Deep Stater, DeSantis.

        What better way to elevate DeSantis than to ramp up the tranny crazy, and the CRT racism?

        They won’t have to steal the election if they time it right.

      • megabeth June 12, 2023 at 6:21 pm #

        Speaking of that mania, I met the green-haired son of a high-school classmate yesterday. Except he obviously had started out as a girl (hormones can’t rearrange your skeleton . . . ). He was a perfectly nice kid, helping his widowed grandmother get by, but there was something so heartbreakingly sweet and vulnerable about him that it made me fear what would happen to him down the road. Poor kid.

        • mrs_saj June 14, 2023 at 8:48 am #

          megabeth,

          Speaking of skeletons, what do puberty blockers do to the development of one’s skeletal system? I assume (depending on the drug) they either raise or lower one’s body fat percentage. Obviously they stunt the growth of one’s sex organs. But what about the skeleton? If a prepubescent boy takes puberty blockers, will he end up shorter and curvier than he would have without the drugs??

          Just asking.

          • Paula D June 14, 2023 at 2:46 pm #

            Blocking normal growth and development leads to reduced bone density, but it doesn’t turn a boy body into a curvy girl body.
            It just gives children osteoporosis.

            //segm.org/the_effect_of_puberty_blockers_on_the_accrual_of_bone_mass

    • elysianfield June 12, 2023 at 12:27 pm #

      Beryl,
      How can you believe? They will do or say anything to appear vote-worthy. Politicians used to even have the disgusting habit of kissing babies…goddamn little vectors I would not approach within 50 feet knowingly.

    • Jarek June 12, 2023 at 12:47 pm #

      Hied. Nice word.

      Do people want the Truth? Try telling a military family that their Grandfathers died fighting for the International Bankers. Or try telling Liberals about the differing IQ of different racial groups – another reason not to have inter-racial nations.

    • MaryQueen June 12, 2023 at 11:15 pm #

      Ummmm…. he’s campaigning.

      • mrs_saj June 14, 2023 at 8:49 am #

        I read this morning that Kennedy promises to pardon Assange on Day 1. I wish it were true. Trump should have done it.

  14. BigJake June 12, 2023 at 10:09 am #

    Kennedy? I don’t think so.

    Burn this into your brain, Kunstler:

    Republicans may not be the solution to your problems, but Democrats are the cause.

    ALWAYS.

    Trump needs to be returned to office on principle, too, as a stolen election cannot go unanswered. Merciless retribution MUST take place to teach these bastards a lesson.

    • Beryl of Oyl June 12, 2023 at 10:11 am #

      Actually a lot of the problems we are facing started with the Republicans.

      • rudyspeaks June 12, 2023 at 10:34 am #

        Agree, 100%. name one difference (real, not P.R.) between Dems & Repubs. It’s the “Uni-party”

        • MrMangoOnMyShoulder June 13, 2023 at 9:24 am #

          I’ll bite.

          Yes, at the federal level, they’re pretty much all the same. No one gets there without someone having a photo of them with their dick in something (metaphorically or literally)…so they toe the line handed down from above ever so faithfully.

          State on down though, I’d say one difference that stands out in today’s political world is that republicans are more likely to have (or have had) an actual private sector job/career before taking office. In contrast, today’s dems (progressives) are much more likely to be straight out of the college activist/community organizer sector, only knowing work as a public function.

          One has people who at least have some real world understanding and common sense, the other has people who find self-value in changing things that others do and create, without knowing or caring why, cuz…activist.

          I’m sure after another 10-15 years of schools churning out activists that slight difference will fade to nothing…

      • JohnAZ June 12, 2023 at 10:38 am #

        The RINOs!!! The GOP in Dem clothing.

        They all believe in the same prime directive, preservation and indeed expansion of the Deep State and yes, beyond that, the advance of the globalist WEF.

        Well, Alex Soros is taking over for his dad, Georgie Porgie. Stand by, he has stated he will be much more politically active than his dad.

        • Islander June 12, 2023 at 11:31 am #

          “They all believe in the same prime directive, preservation and indeed expansion of the Deep State and yes, beyond that, the advance of the globalist WEF.”

          NOt sure they all “believe” in these entities.
          But, they sure do need the money.
          They are all beholden to the Jewish Lobby for campaignn funds and various other emoluments (sp??). Plus there is the blackmail factor..

        • Jarek June 12, 2023 at 12:52 pm #

          The Summarizer

          Mayer Amschel Rothschild was a prominent international banker who founded the great international banking house of Rothschild, which still dominates the financial policies of practically every country in the world through its affiliation with the European Central Banks.1 He famously said, “Give me control of a nation’s money and I care not who makes its laws.” This quote has been widely quoted and has been attributed to him. Rothschild also said, “The few who understand the system, will either be so interested from its profits or so dependent on its favors, that there will be no opposition from that class.”

        • Cankerpuss June 12, 2023 at 2:09 pm #

          Republicans are spineless and useless cowards, part of the uni-party destroying us. How long before American conservatives realize this? How many times will they allow the Republican party to stab them in the back before they realize it hurts.

          It’s all about tribes. Tribes, tribes, tribes. Nobody gives a damn about the Country. Party first, self second, Country is far down the list.

        • tresho June 12, 2023 at 2:38 pm #

          “taking over for his dad” like the reviled Commodus taking over from his widely revered father Marcus Aurelius?

      • Blackbird June 12, 2023 at 4:11 pm #

        Yup, Abraham Lincoln, 1861.

    • Phineas June 12, 2023 at 10:47 am #

      Amen!

    • crudgemudgeon June 12, 2023 at 1:55 pm #

      Big Jake, exactly. So we let Trump get screwed as an example to the rest of us? As the Pharisees saidTo teach not to ask for borders and factories? For freedom from the defense contractors? Nah. Fuggedaboutit.
      McConnell type Rs can go to hell, but America First is ipso facto the way an American president should be.

      • crudgemudgeon June 12, 2023 at 1:56 pm #

        As the Pharisees said, ” it is better that one man should die.” Nope , not going to give up when he’s in trouble.

    • MaryQueen June 12, 2023 at 11:15 pm #

      I’m sure the PTB will acquiesce just because you stamped your foot and REALLY MEAN IT.

  15. Ed Haskell June 12, 2023 at 10:20 am #

    Mr. Kunstler,

    In the middle 80’s I was working on forest fires and met a Fire Bomber Pilot. Drank beer together. In the early 70’s he was RIF’ed from the Astronaut Program. This guy was brilliant. And unhappy about the RIF. At the time, I was reading Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. I liked that story, the Fire Bomber Pilot loved that story. Particularly given Ayn Rand’s origin. Your article brought that memory back. Maybe Ayn Rand was prescient.

    Cheers

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    • Jarek June 12, 2023 at 12:54 pm #

      Some of the most brilliant men you’ll ever meet are living on the street. Didn’t know how to stop talking – or couldn’t compromise.

      The World can handle the Truth? Like hell it can.

    • Blackbird June 12, 2023 at 4:14 pm #

      Ayn Rand: the rich should rule, money is God. Yup…

      • MaryQueen June 12, 2023 at 11:16 pm #

        SUCH a beautiful story!

  16. teddyboy46 June 12, 2023 at 10:25 am #

    Allow me to tender my observations. 30 years ago I noticed the suburb I live in was becoming an Edge City where did not need to go in the the Big City for anything.

    Now my section of the suburb has become a 15 minute city. Where i do not have to travel more than 15 minutes to reach the Doctor , Gym, restaurants and Super market. Amazon supplies the rest right to my door.

    I know this was all planned and i think is a great idea. It solves the endless motoring problem and is local. It is the best suburban planning I have ever seen.

    • SW June 12, 2023 at 11:45 am #

      And you can leave this 15 minute neighborhood whenever you want to with no permission slip and no one tracking how many times you’ve driven out. That’s freedom and that’s not what you’d get with new laws.

      • Mike Sherman June 12, 2023 at 9:02 pm #

        “that’s not what you’d get with new laws.”

        Which ‘new laws’? Do you mean the ones that Night Owl is constantly dreaming up?

      • Night Owl June 13, 2023 at 11:27 am #

        SW,

        Some good news, a few cities in the UK appear to have been somewhat successful at the moment in reversing the 15-minute city lockdown plans.

        People have been going directly to their city council meetings and demanding to know what is going on and why the council members are following the agenda of unelected WEF technocrats.

        So long as this spreads, it is going to be hard for them to continue. Here in Germany, they seem to be watching the resistance in the 5EYES countries to determine when to move on rolling out such things.

    • Jarek June 12, 2023 at 12:58 pm #

      Some people just walked to the corner store for smokes, a case of Bud (pretty heavy) and cans of Dinty Moore. It has protein and fiber – and can sustain life. A two block life. The walking and carrying helping to keep them in shape. Sometimes they walk to the park – a few more blocks.

      Such people put you to shame.

      • malthuss June 12, 2023 at 1:04 pm #

        the sodas and cigs didnt keep them in shape. one step forward one backwards.

        • Soul Forensics June 12, 2023 at 6:03 pm #

          I know a guy who married a cashier at his down-the-block 7-11 where he used to go for big bag potato chips.

          Been together 35 years now, with a few kids.

        • Jarek June 12, 2023 at 9:21 pm #

          Just opened a can of dinty moore. Far less meat (dog food) than there used to be.

          Is nothing sacred?

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder June 13, 2023 at 10:15 am #

            Pretty sure Spaghettios still have the same number of meatballs that they had in 1986…make the switch?

  17. Amman June 12, 2023 at 10:26 am #

    “There’s a broad-based assumption across the land, derived from our fading prime artform, the movies, that Americans can’t handle the truth.”

    There is a new development in cinema which is arguably a new cinema OR a new approach to film-making. A lot of great work, great movies, are still possible.

  18. rudyspeaks June 12, 2023 at 10:31 am #

    Speaking of modern bullsh-t that don’t work, WTF is “Captcha” protecting me from? I’ve got 1 minute to read or type & the asinine thing makes me start over. Is it that hard to set up a comment section? It reminds me of my idiot supermarket & their “Digital coupons”… inaccessible for a person like me (& evidently the fastest growing segment of phone users) who have a cheap flip-phone. They “helpfully” tried to explain the convoluted process of by-passing their stupid procedure, logging into their website, clicking on [?], bringing a tablet to the store…I hadda ask, can’t you just give me a price? How’d that become so hard? Now, I shop elsewhere. Let’s simplify folks, huh?

    • Beryl of Oyl June 12, 2023 at 10:40 am #

      This is what they are aiming for- this article is from Naomi Wolf’s Substack and it covers a lot of ground, but this is the relevant part-

      “Last Wednesday I was in Brooklyn, New York, at about ten am. I had stayed in the borough overnight, as I was preparing to meet a lawyer in Manhattan.

      My stay had already become 21st Century-dystopian, as I had foolishly booked myself at the trendy/discounted hotel, Sonder the Industrialist. It turned out that the management has turned physical hotels into a dehumanized data harvesting operation. I arrived at night in an Uber to find myself alone in an industrialized area, with a dying phone, and all the restaurants closing; at which point the app informed me that there was to be no human being to receive me in the lobby, so I had to phone a call center in the Philippines in order to “set up my account,” and then that I must provide an array of invasive private information before I would be granted the code to enter the building.

      I followed other exasperated tourists into the lobby, hoping to bypass the data harvesting, but was told by the sweet, sad “security person” at the front desk that he had no powers whatsoever, that there was no key to give me at all, and that I had to finish “completing my account” and “checking in online” before I could hope to get to my longed-for room.

      This process included a full-on, turn-your-head-right-and-left, biometric facial scan, which in the Brave New World of digital coercion, it was too late for me to decline, if I was going to get anywhere safe to sleep. The “lockdown” model for forcibly extracting digital information and behavioral compliance before allowing anyone anything decently human had taken over yet another former civilized experience — checking into a hotel after a journey — in yet another formerly human space.

      I could not manage to “update the settings on my camera” effectively to allow the app to data-harvest my driver’s license, so a tall, equally exhausted Swedish businessman loomed into my personal space in order to help me, thus inadvertently seeing not only all my biometric information and the purpose of my trip, but also my room entry access code and my room number. The app thus having entirely compromised my security as well as having harvested critical personal information against my will, I fled to my room at last, reminding myself uneasily to bolt the door.”

      https://naomiwolf.substack.com/p/apocalypse-lunchtime

      • thirdcoastlegend June 12, 2023 at 11:19 am #

        She’d have been better off with an AirBnB, as terrible as they are.

        Typically the host sends one the custom door code for your stay in the app prior to arrival.

        Easy peasy.

        • megabeth June 12, 2023 at 6:37 pm #

          Hey, we run a wonderful AirBnB! Although i have stayed at crappy ones, before. They taught me what not to do, in a way. That, and growing up helping my parents run an old-fashioned lakeside resort, that is.

      • Islander June 12, 2023 at 11:35 am #

        Avoid “trendy.”
        Join a genuine “couch surfing” club.

      • Night Owl June 12, 2023 at 11:57 am #

        About 2.5 years ago, I posted about this model. Had been editing a Power Point slide pack for someone who was involved in this stuff and was serving a UK-based defense contractor.

        I forgot the name of the contractor but I posted it back then. There were several charts showing exactly what a check-in and stay would look like in a hotel of this sort, and the only thing that differed from Naomi’s story was that a digital ID containing all of your personal info. (and ofc, “vaccine” status) was used to determine whether one had access to these sorts of services.

        Back then, a few people here wrote this off as silliness.

        Low IQ.

        😀

        • thirdcoastlegend June 12, 2023 at 12:16 pm #

          The defense contractor Thales had a promo video similar to what you describe, but they are French.

          • Night Owl June 12, 2023 at 12:21 pm #

            It was Thales. They have a UK arm, and I believe that was the site I linked to.

          • GreenAlba June 12, 2023 at 2:56 pm #

            Thales already produces UK passports. Back in a more innocent age, they were produced by Her Majesty’s Stationery Office (HMSO). How quaint.

            Thales produced the ‘meet Lucy’ video on digital wallets, which is presumably still on YouTube.

            Over 30 years ago, I undertook a post-grad. diploma too stupid to describe, for the intended purpose of increasing my employment options and getting me out of secondary teaching. There was an IT component. In one lecture, the IT chap was proudly describing a hotel whose systems allowed it to record the newspaper its clients requested in order to have it waiting for them when they next visited.

            I said I wouldn’t want to go to a hotel that was so intrusive it was noting what paper I read. All the youngsters looked at me as if I was from another planet.

            How things have moved on …

            And we’ll have to do all that stuff Naomi had to do just to see a doctor, before too long. Or a ‘doctor’.

        • Jarek June 12, 2023 at 1:02 pm #

          If it makes money for shareholders, who are you to say boo?

          Perhaps your issue is your placement on the Pyramid. If you were invited up higher, things would seem much better to you.

        • SW June 12, 2023 at 1:29 pm #

          @ Beryl & Night Owl — It seems to me that slowly and surely human interaction is curtailed. Even going to the grocery store now is check out at a self-service scanner and little interaction with store employees. Maybe instead of the multipurpose pride flag we should have one with a large barcode.

          And as you posted from Wolfe’s substack, you’re completely at their mercy. I flew during the pandemic overseas and had to fill out a long form on my phone before boarding. A nice young lady helped me and when I got to Heathrow I was exhausted and had no idea how to show the border control my form. Thank God he was a sane human being and helped but what if it had been strictly automated? It all started years ago with “press 1 for …..” and now here we are.

          • Night Owl June 12, 2023 at 2:25 pm #

            Spot on, SW.

          • tresho June 12, 2023 at 2:42 pm #

            It all started years ago with “press 1 for …..” and now here we are… Coming soon is the message “Your call is very important for us. Please hold until we hang up on you.”

          • Blackbird June 12, 2023 at 4:26 pm #

            re: The “Pride Flag”:

            If blacks are the brown stripe, who is the black stripe for?

            And where are the Hispanics? Looks to me like they need to do more “peaceful demonstrations”.

            Where is the stripe for white women? They are as victimized by straight, white, males as anyone else – actually, more-so.

            And the gold stripe – for the Overlords…

            The “Pride Flag” is actually the anti-‘cis-gendered, white male flag”.

      • Jarek June 12, 2023 at 1:01 pm #

        In other words, she was hoping the tall Swedish gentleman would let himself in to her room?

        • GreenAlba June 12, 2023 at 2:59 pm #

          Yeah, that is why she bolted the door.

          Grow up.

          • Jarek June 12, 2023 at 8:30 pm #

            Your “morality” doesn’t allow men to be men or God to be God. It is of the devil.

          • GreenAlba June 13, 2023 at 5:50 am #

            More drivel. Nobody said anything about morality, just practicality. She bolted the door because she was aware that a stranger had the number of her room and the code to get in.

            Your rape fantasies are your own business. And you are veering toward the dark side.

            You want her husband to be a ‘man’? You want him to be told that his wife fucked a random Swede she met in a hotel lobby? You are twisted. Almost beyond help.

            ‘Women’s sexuality needs to be controlled’ says the toad. Except when it not being controlled feeds his rape fantasies.

          • Anthea June 13, 2023 at 6:02 am #

            @ Jarek:

            It seems that all your fantasies are vulgar and juvenile. Or they involve fucking someone over, as with the scantily clad slave girl doing your dishes.

            But we must allow “men to be men”: childish, vulgar, and entirely focused on abusing others. That’s what a man is, right?

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder June 13, 2023 at 10:25 am #

            Anthea – I’d agree with childish and vulgar as basic male traits – the abuse part is reserved for the jerks, just like it is among women.

            Annual fishing weekends with “the old boys from back in the day” certainly contain their vulgar and childish moments. It’s actually quite amusing and appropriate when wielded with a grown-up understanding.

          • Jarek June 13, 2023 at 12:09 pm #

            Rape fantasies are exceedingly common among women.

            Again, the total projection onto men of all feminine negativity by women.

            As Og said, It’s always “attack, attack, attack” with them.

          • GreenAlba June 13, 2023 at 1:18 pm #

            Point to where the comment about YOUR rape fantasies says anything about them being unknown in women, toad.

            In this particular instance, we have no evidence that the happily married and exceedingly tired Naomi Wolf was experiencing rape fantasies. Quite the opposite. The only fantasy she was entertaining was a safe night’s sleep that didn’t involve a full-spectrum biometric invasion.

            Take your whataboutery elsewhere. It doesn’t work here.

          • GreenAlba June 13, 2023 at 1:20 pm #

            Also, ‘attack, attack, attack’ is your modus operandi with people – and specifically women – that you feel the need to ‘better’.

            It is tedious. Like I said, grow up.

          • Jarek June 13, 2023 at 11:38 pm #

            Rape fantasies are very common among women.

            This is a simple fact. But you and reality aren’t on speaking terms it seems.

          • Anthea June 14, 2023 at 4:21 am #

            @ Jarek:

            A lot of people fantasize about a lot of things. Many of them are pretty off-the-wall and would surprise many here. I will not list any of them, as that would be in poor taste.

            Speaking of which, has it perhaps occurred to you that disclosing your sexual fantasies in this forum (and in any other publc forum, for that matter) might be beyond poor taste? Particularly since your intent in doing so is abusive? Why would you think it appropriate to pollute this blog with your filth? Could it be that there’s something really wrong with you?

            And speaking of sexual fantasies, especially of the more unsavory kind, I think this is a subject worth analyzing. Where do particularly evil thoughts originate? Should we entertain them?

            This is actually a theological question. Maybe you should think about it.

          • GreenAlba June 14, 2023 at 6:41 am #

            “Rape fantasies are very common among women.”

            You still haven’t told us what this has to do with YOUR rape fantasy around Naomi Wolf’s concerns for a safe night’s sleep. Whataboutery isn’t a response.

          • badberries June 14, 2023 at 11:25 am #

            Man!!, did this convo jump the tracks.

          • Jarek June 15, 2023 at 12:58 pm #

            The wound must be lanced. Men must realize that this is what women have become now that we’ve lost Patriarchy.

            They project all of their negativity on to us. They probably always did. Wise men knew it, and thus denied them all power since they absolutely refuse any accountability.

          • Suburban_elk June 15, 2023 at 4:51 pm #

            You hear that, boys? Women do NOT want to be taken and dominated, in sex. They will dole it out as they see fit.

            And you’ll all be good little mommas boys, and play along, right?

            They tell us that they do NOT want to be taken and dominated in sex, so it must be true, cuz that’s what they say, and it’s not like women have ever been known to shit test a man, to see if he will put up with their nonsense.

          • Suburban_elk June 15, 2023 at 4:58 pm #

            Wolfe included the description of the tall Swedish gentleman possibly breaking into her room, cuz it made for good copy.

            And let’s be clear: It’s Jarek’s fault that it made for good copy. His sick twisted mind couldn’t help but placing himself in that awful position.. that Wolfe included in her text.

            It’s men’s fault that women read 50 Shades of Grey. That’s what they are telling us, here on this subthread; they never lie about matters of the heart, and bedroom.

            Believe it at your own peril.

            On the srs tho: there is that new trend, where they give some of it out, to good little obedient dogs, and that’s the dynamic at play with a kept man, which dynamic is more and more frequent in gelded America.

      • ThorsHammer June 12, 2023 at 9:48 pm #

        @naomiwolf

        I find that I almost always sleep better in my car than in a “cheap” hotel or motel. I’d rather sleep in a tent in grizzly country than in a campground with an RV generator running. It helps that I avoid big shittys like the plague. If I’m arriving by air I locate the nearest truck stop that allows overnight parking, and then rent a van or full size SUV. (for a fraction of the cost of a hotel) Roll out my air mattress and sleeping bag and I’m home.

        A few years ago I was going to St. Lucia deep in the Caribbean from Vancouver. My flight left early in the morning and my flight from Vancouver arrived at 10:30 pm. Having been there before I knew that airports all have fixed hard seat dividers to make it impossible to sleep on their seats. So I found a quiet un-used corner behind some counters and rolled out my air mattress. Awoke bright eyed and ready to go the next morning.

      • MaryQueen June 12, 2023 at 11:21 pm #

        They force the face recognition bullshit on people trying to collect unemployment as well, and I’m sure for just about everything that people need from the gov’t.

      • mrs_saj June 13, 2023 at 3:30 am #

        Beryl,

        If that’s not a soliloquy on where 15 minute cities are heading, I don’t know what is. Throw in having your social credit score charged every time you leave your area and soon you’ll find yourself unable to buy groceries, even with all your biometric and other personal data entered into your FreedomForFood app.

  19. Frank Buttitch June 12, 2023 at 10:37 am #

    I’m not finished.
    The finish line is the eternal graveyard.
    I spent a career being a flunky for Big Pharma. Yes, I worked for the system while watching it became more and more corrupt every year. It was always corrupt, it just kept getting worse. I barely avoided the finish line and now I will be 70.
    I now spend my time repairing and building furniture, carpentry and gardening. As it all goes to hell in the little productive time I have left I know I have skills to still contribute to the rebuild.

    • malthuss June 12, 2023 at 1:06 pm #

      make yr contributions here. word salads.

    • Cankerpuss June 12, 2023 at 1:55 pm #

      I’m a great gardener. I’ll be able to teach people how to amend their soils using compost and grow their own foods. I hope I can fall back on that knowledge to survive. Most people don’t even know how to grow a potato.

      • Blackbird June 12, 2023 at 4:30 pm #

        I gave up gardening this year. My soil only grows moss. The future isn’t worth waking up for.

        • Anthea June 14, 2023 at 4:30 am #

          @ Blackbird:

          Moss is an indication of an acidic soil. You need to amend your soil to correct the pH. I am not sure what you’d use, but I think it would be lime. Wood ashes are also very alkaline and would be a good soil amendment, as they also contain potassium–part of the NPK trinity of macronutrients.

          Anyway, it should be a cheap and easy fix. Also that Dr. Earth organic fertilizer kicks ass.

          • Blackbird June 15, 2023 at 3:08 pm #

            I’ve been amending with wood ash for the past 3 years. Couldn’t this year due to the drought and the ban on outdoor burning. Also been adding compost/manure.

            The biggest problem this year is water. My auxiliary well collapsed and the water supply from the house is inadequate to spin the sprinkler. I’d have to go out every half hour and move the sprinkler in order to water the entire garden. I’d have to get up by 4:30 am to water the garden before leaving for work. And I already spent more to find out the well is collapsed – without fixing it – than the value of all the produce I might have grown this year. But it would have been nice to have home-grown tomatoes rather than those flavorless, truck-ripened atrocities.

            Time to burn this homestead to the ground and move on.

      • badberries June 12, 2023 at 4:40 pm #

        canker I’m a great gardener too. My brother was posted to Sarajevo in the 90’s, he sent me a survival handbook published there complete with recipes for times when you have no food.

        They listed the edible plants that grew wild and were common, how and when to look for whatever, how to store it, how to prepare. All done with a wry, practical sense of humor.

        One of the chapters dealt with fitness and the favorite exercise was running, especially across open areas, everybody was in perfect height/weight proportions.

      • Anthea June 14, 2023 at 4:25 am #

        @ Cankerpuss:

        To tell you the truth, I have rarely had any success with potatoes, though I have great success growing just about everything else.

        • badberries June 14, 2023 at 1:14 pm #

          Anthea, potatoes like sandy soils, plant them in a small depression and as they grow fill the depression leaving just a few leaves above the soil, as they re-grow, cover about half the new growth with soil and repeat until after two months you will have a mound with potato leaves sticking out. That mound will be filled with spuds.

    • Q. Shtik June 12, 2023 at 5:22 pm #

      I barely avoided the finish line and now I will be 70. – Buttich

      ===========

      Did you mean made it to or avoided?

      Did you stick it out long enough to get your pension or leave because you could no longer stand it?

      I once had a confrontation where there were heated words between me, my boss (a total asshole), and a big wig in Human Resources. I was a cunt hair’s width from resigning on the spot but I got control of myself and said “no, I’m not going to fuck up the pension I’ve got coming and so richly deserve.” I stayed and retired at age 65 and 2.5 months with full pension.

      • megabeth June 12, 2023 at 7:22 pm #

        Did your boss and HR want you to stop irritating coworkers with corrections of their casual written communications?

        • Islander June 12, 2023 at 7:56 pm #

          Definition of obnoxious:

          Cluelessness as to how irritating one is, or actual enjoyment of being irritating to others.

          • MaryQueen June 12, 2023 at 11:28 pm #

            I like to imagine that Peter is just trolling him.

  20. JohnAZ June 12, 2023 at 10:44 am #

    To me, today’s offering from JHK is a stirring up to date restatement of his The Long Emergency prophecy. IOW, we are right on track.

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  21. badberries June 12, 2023 at 11:00 am #

    In an effort to take a stand against my “toxic masculinity”, today I am wearing sandals that show off the “my little pony” band aids on the toes I scraped yesterday.

    • Beryl of Oyl June 12, 2023 at 11:34 am #

      You mean Band-Aid doesn’t have a Pride edition?

      • Night Owl June 12, 2023 at 11:58 am #

        Pride band-aids exist here in Germany.

        • WadeWaters June 12, 2023 at 1:17 pm #

          A skinned knee is nothing to be proud of. Neither is sodomy.

          • Night Owl June 12, 2023 at 2:27 pm #

            The entire concept of taking pride in sexuality is rather odd, IMO.

            In the end, nature wins anyways. Only one side multiplies.

    • Jarek June 12, 2023 at 1:06 pm #

      I would stomp on your toes with my hobnailed boot.

      Humanity stomps up on jackboots and descends in silken slippers or in our case, sandals.

      • badberries June 12, 2023 at 4:30 pm #

        Jarek
        I would kick you in the nutz with my Stormtrooper sandals until you bled from both ears.

        • Jarek June 13, 2023 at 12:11 pm #

          Steel toed sandals? Why not?

  22. SteveK9 June 12, 2023 at 11:02 am #

    The most important ‘truth’ that Trump told was that we should forget the empire. THAT is what America First means, … get out of NATO, no more wars … that is what Trump said. Of course, he was attacked at every level for suggesting that. In my mind, the main reason they hated Trump was that he wanted to move in the direction of isolationism, if even a little bit. That scared the hell out of the Deep State, and made them determined at all costs to destroy Trump.

    • Islander June 12, 2023 at 11:37 am #

      Steve, quite probably true.

      Trump also wanted out of the WHO.

      He must have known something that I didn’t know at the time!!

      • Beryl of Oyl June 12, 2023 at 11:52 am #

        At the time I thought it was his positions on trade with China, the border rackets, and especially the climate hoax that got them so determined to get rid of him at all costs.

        I have only just recently come to the conclusion that his Ukraine and NATO positions were what really lit the fuse.

    • Jarek June 12, 2023 at 1:08 pm #

      Yes. That is what started WW2 as well. As Churchill relates in him memoirs, Germany refused to surrender national sovereignty to the nascent global order.

      • Q. Shtik June 12, 2023 at 5:33 pm #

        Yeah, in him memoirs

        • Jarek June 12, 2023 at 8:31 pm #

          his memoirs, Q

          • Q. Shtik June 12, 2023 at 11:10 pm #

            Yes, of course but why didn’t you write that the first time?

          • Jarek June 13, 2023 at 12:12 pm #

            Why did you write it?

    • Cankerpuss June 12, 2023 at 1:54 pm #

      Close our damned borders, put the army on the borders with orders to shoot anyone who is caught trying to cross, eliminate the Fed, and fix our mess here at home. Can you imagine how refreshing it would be to have a politician or a President say and do those things? Trump got close but he had too much to fight. I often day dream about what Trump could have accomplished for the USA if he’d had a Congress that wanted to fix America and a media that published the truth and facts.

  23. tom clark June 12, 2023 at 11:14 am #

    It’s good to see Jimbo return to his “Long Emergency” roots. Politics rolls on, whether we’re paying attention or not, and it’s not in the nature of politics that the best should be elected. Enter RFK Jr. Could he be in 2024 what Trump was for the country in 2016? Time will tell.

    • Jarek June 12, 2023 at 1:09 pm #

      Let’s all watch the Camelot musical so we can sing together. Together with tom!

    • Blackbird June 12, 2023 at 4:35 pm #

      “Enter RFK Jr. Could he be in 2024 what Trump was for the country in 2016?”

      Another waste of energy? Let’s hope not! (But I expect that is exactly what he will be.)

  24. Tate June 12, 2023 at 11:22 am #

    James, you should think about going back to once a week.

    • anmariwakaranai June 12, 2023 at 11:35 am #

      Fuck you Tate. I haven’t read it yet, except for the sword bit, and I thought….
      Just make sure it’s a machete. Luv Rwanda.

      Think of the smoke bro! Going back up to read now.

      • Jarek June 12, 2023 at 1:14 pm #

        Damn girl, you’re on fire.

        You may not be smoking hot anymore, but at least you’re still smoking.

        She’s reading the comments before the piece – and getting mad! This is her approach to Catholicism too. This is vintage ani and why I love her.

    • Beryl of Oyl June 12, 2023 at 11:35 am #

      Just pick a day not to read him. Easy peasy.

      • Islander June 12, 2023 at 11:38 am #

        Or, just don’t stop by at all.

        Surely you have far better things to do with your time.

    • Cankerpuss June 12, 2023 at 1:51 pm #

      Why take the time to read him then if you despise his writing? People like you don’t make sense to me. If I don’t like something I don’t read it.

      JHK’s writing is good and interesting writing. He isn’t always right in his predictions but he is always interesting to read.

    • Paula D June 12, 2023 at 1:52 pm #

      Sounds Woke, to me.

      Tate doesn’t like reading JHK twice a week, therefore JHK should change to suit Tate, no matter that the rest of us look forward to Mondays and Fridays.

    • badberries June 12, 2023 at 4:42 pm #

      Tate,
      Maybe you should read JHK with one eye poked out?

      • megabeth June 12, 2023 at 6:54 pm #

        Okay, that made me snicker.

        • badberries June 13, 2023 at 9:15 am #

          Mega, glad you liked it. Just trying to bring a little sunshine into a darkened corner.

          be safe!

  25. FGB3 June 12, 2023 at 11:25 am #

    I remember Doug Casey observing that after the economic and financial system of America disappears, the “stuff” we have built will still be there.

    I think that he got that very wrong. Just a tad of thought on his part would show him the error of that conclusion. Maybe he’s lived too long outside of the U.S.A.

    Rather, it seems to me that Jim has it about right. The “stuff” we have built won’t be there either. It’s crumbling just like the financial system.

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    • malthuss June 12, 2023 at 1:08 pm #

      He got rich being wrong with the predictions.

      he will be right someday.

    • Jarek June 12, 2023 at 1:16 pm #

      Yes, read the Earth Abides. How quickly the roads will become impassable in the wooded East. Or in the mountains, both East and West.

      On the other hand, as The World Without Us states, the sky scrapers will last a long time.

      • Paula D June 12, 2023 at 1:53 pm #

        But the elevators won’t work.

        • MrMangoOnMyShoulder June 13, 2023 at 11:04 am #

          Nor the vending machines!

      • Blackbird June 12, 2023 at 4:46 pm #

        “On the other hand, as The World Without Us states, the sky scrapers will last a long time.”

        Depends on how you define “a long time”. Outlast the Colosseum? I doubt it.

        The “Tiara”, condo on Singer Island, Florida: engineered by a Japanese construction company to withstand 210 mph winds. September, 2004: the Tiara is subjected to 120 mph winds from Hurricane Frances. Walls and windows blew out (not supposed to happen until 210 mph), appliances rained-out all over the neighborhood, frame still twisted.

        1945: B-25 bomber hits the Empire State Building. Empire State Building still stands.

        2001: Fake airliners hit 2 World Trade Center buildings. All World Trade Center buildings destroyed – plus many other neighboring buildings.

        Guess we just don’t build ’em like we usta?

        • megabeth June 12, 2023 at 6:58 pm #

          Moral of the story: don’t hire architects from a country where they live in fucking rice paper houses.

        • Jarek June 12, 2023 at 8:33 pm #

          Fake airliners hit the World Trade Center? What are you really saying? Cue in dramatic music.

          • Blackbird June 13, 2023 at 11:16 am #

            Jaros, I know you know better. As a well-read man I’m sure you’ve read many of the same books and articles on the subject that I have. But since you asked:

            Something other than an airliner punched a hole all the way through the Pentagon. No wreckage, no passengers, no luggage – it vaporized, ’cause that’s what happens when an irresistible force meets an immovable object.

            Something other than an airliner created a perfect outline of an airliner in the ground at Shanksville, PA. (My guess, looking at the photos, is a group of third graders were asked to make it look like a plane crashed there – and then given shovels. But look at the photos yourself.) No wreckage, no passengers, no luggage…

            If real airliners (piloted by angry Arabs who could barely get a Cessna off the ground) weren’t used on the Pentagon and Shanksville, why go to the risk of adding that variable by using them on the World Trade Center? Apparently the problem of how to dispose of airliners and passengers had already been resolved for those two instances, why not use it for all 4?

            I watched video of planes hitting the Twin Towers, some looks convincing, some looks fake. Even if Boeing 767s hit the Twin Towers, I doubt they were the ones that took off filled with passengers earlier that morning. No wreckage, no passengers, no luggage – but, Mohammed Atta’s perfectly preserved passport. And of course, airliners filled with passengers weren’t even needed to bring the towers down, they were just for added outrage.

            As with “Covid”, in regard to 9/11, I can’t be certain exactly what happened, but I can be certain that the official story is a lie.

          • Jarek June 13, 2023 at 12:14 pm #

            What happened to all the passengers of the disappeared jets? All crisis actors?

            This is what they get Alex Jones on.

          • Paula D June 13, 2023 at 2:56 pm #

            Just like I know that the Sandy Hook story is bogus because of my profession, I read a former flight attendant who dissected the phone calls from the flight attendants on Flight 93.

            She pointed out that they were giving hints that only other flight attendants would pick up on, like saying they were on the upper floor of an airliner with one floor, and talking about passengers in certain seats, which was not possible.

            She thinks that all four airliners were flown to a military base, I think in CT, and that the passengers and crew were all killed there.
            The military base she pointed to had an “emergency” where the usual staff was told to go home that day.

            She convinced me. But I can’t remember her name now.

          • Blackbird June 13, 2023 at 7:36 pm #

            “What happened to all the passengers of the disappeared jets?”

            Killed and “disappeared”.

            The more you look into the official story, the more incredible it becomes.

          • badberries June 14, 2023 at 10:05 am #

            It’s remarkable how many people don’t know that 3 buildings dropped that day.

      • mrs_saj June 13, 2023 at 3:40 am #

        Love Earth Abides. I still have my copy after all these years.

        • Jarek June 13, 2023 at 12:14 pm #

          Yes, it bears rereading.

        • Vegan Shark June 13, 2023 at 2:18 pm #

          Blackbird June 13, 2023 at 11:16,

          That’s a good summation of the evidence that the events of the official story didn’t happen. But what did happen?

          I’m not baiting you. I like to hear all reasonable theories about 9/11.

          • Blackbird June 14, 2023 at 12:52 pm #

            “But what did happen?”

            I don’t know. In my reading on the subject, I’ve come across a lot of evidence undermining the official story, but none that provides an answer to what did happen.

            However, airliners, their passengers, luggage, etc., had to be disposed of. I would assume that they were flown to a “secret military airfield”, probably in NY, MD, or PA, somewhere nearby. They already had the people, planes, and luggage together, might as well keep them together until disposal to avoid misplacing any evidence. Then of course the clean-up crew would have to be eliminated.

            I’m sure that what really happened was much simpler and straight-forward than what we have been told happened.

  26. Beryl of Oyl June 12, 2023 at 11:37 am #

    It’s all those years playing touch football that are giving Bobby an edge.

    • megabeth June 12, 2023 at 7:29 pm #

      Not just touch football. RFK Sr’s brood were legendarily naughty, as guests at Hickory Hill have reported.

  27. Beryl of Oyl June 12, 2023 at 11:42 am #

    The other day I called RFK Jr. naive over some comments he made about that UFO whistleblower dude.

    It wan’t his belief in UFOs, it was his apparent belief that people would see a contradiction in calling him a conspiracy theorist while mainstream
    publications were covering the story as if it had legitimacy.

    BTW, about the UFO guy, it seems his attorneys have quit him:
    https://twitter.com/JordanSchachtel/status/1667527499041873921?s=20

    • JackStraw June 12, 2023 at 1:32 pm #

      There’s a real shocker. The system has declined to support a whistleblower.

      Here’s the latest interesting UFO encounter:

      nypost.com/2023/06/08/las-vegas-police-spot-ufo-and-residents-claim-to-see-aliens/

  28. Beryl of Oyl June 12, 2023 at 11:43 am #

    Novak Djokovic is the man.

    • Night Owl June 12, 2023 at 12:00 pm #

      He is one of the few heros (among public figures) of the past few years.

      It amazes me to see how many are so weak. As the level of weakness is one I have never personally experienced.

      • Jarek June 12, 2023 at 1:17 pm #

        Lol

        • Night Owl June 12, 2023 at 2:36 pm #

          Indeed. “Unvaccinated” and still here. They almost locked us out of supermarkets in addition to everything else here in Germany, but we protested and they backed down.

          Fortune favors the doers.

    • thirdcoastlegend June 12, 2023 at 12:18 pm #

      Novax rules!

    • anmariwakaranai June 12, 2023 at 12:27 pm #

      Yes ma’am

  29. GrantK June 12, 2023 at 11:45 am #

    Quite a hopeful post. It is almost a best case? The plan is to destroy all small business though, the big box is the plan.

    Even with an unreliable grid our inbred vampire squid overlords may drive ahead with ‘Walmartski’ as the last retailer standing. And in detail, the hopeful picture our host paints is perhaps exactly what will not be allowed to be. If the grid not up sufficiently for all the bells and whistles of digiID CBDC etc Im sure they got a backup plan involving old school violence by men with guns and paper lists of who’s been naughty and nice. I know I’ve been naughty, my browsing history makes it clear to the authorities that I understand (more or less) the actual goings on.

    Our host has evolved with emerging truths, for that I salute him. And my belated thanks for years of enjoyment and insight. Books were good too.

    • BackRowHeckler June 12, 2023 at 12:01 pm #

      Altho, Big Box stores are going down, too. Sears, JC Penney, & K-Mart gone, Walmart closing stores, Target circling the drain.

      We’ll see how long Amazon lasts. Disrupted supply lines from China & high fuel prices might put an end to Amazon as well.

      • elysianfield June 12, 2023 at 12:35 pm #

        BRH,
        Gas in my little slice of heaven jumped to $4.49 per… if you pay with cash…otherwise add another 12 cents per gallon.

        • WadeWaters June 12, 2023 at 1:09 pm #

          $3.49 a gallon here in Grand Junction, CO. I’m on the road…

          • Q. Shtik June 12, 2023 at 5:51 pm #

            $3.359 at Costco in Edison, NJ

      • Woodchuck June 12, 2023 at 1:47 pm #

        The big box store business model depends on Chinese imports. When China doesn’t want our dollars anymore these stores will no longer make sense businesswise.

        • mrs_saj June 13, 2023 at 3:46 am #

          Well, the big box stores will be more than half empty of merchandise when China can no longer get its goods here. Then the big boxes will have to start stocking chickens and goats and such.

      • GrantK June 12, 2023 at 3:58 pm #

        We see an awful lot of companies behaving like profits dont matter. And my point is that if our overlords wish some kind of walmartski to be the retail and food model, well they got deep pockets not to mention a printing press…. so perhaps relying on ‘real life’ economics to self correct is naive?

        If they want you shopping in a big box with a barcode to enter, that is what you will see. And for them to spend say 10 billion to make that real is a mere nothing.

        I dunno. Its not some monolithic entity with a singular plan, there are lots of offshoots and partial enablers. But I do believe there is a clique that has some real solid objectives. Not being self sufficient and not being localized is part of that plan? Dependency. Thats the ticket……

    • Night Owl June 12, 2023 at 12:01 pm #

      Indeed. I am all for positivity, but I do not agree with much of this week’s assessment.

    • Jarek June 12, 2023 at 1:21 pm #

      Yes, I watched a video of Chechens killing Russian prisoners. One of the Russian soldiers was grasping at his killer’s legs. The Chechen was unmoved and brought the long knife or short sword down again and again.

      He didn’t die well. It’s important to die well.

      Father Miguel Pro blessed his firing squad and opened up his arms as if he was on a cross. Of course a firing squad is a much faster way to go than being hacked to death.

      • BackRowHeckler June 12, 2023 at 4:13 pm #

        Now Chechens are fighting alongside Russians.

        • Jarek June 13, 2023 at 12:16 pm #

          And all is forgiven? Traditional peoples have long memories. The Chechens hate the Russians. Turkish tourists don’t get off at some Greek islands because of the hatred of the people for them.

          Modern Whites are such poor haters. No depth at all. And if they can’t hate, how can they love?

        • Paula D June 14, 2023 at 2:54 pm #

          Most Chechens support Russia, but there are renegades fighting with the Kiev regime.

          Supposedly they are going to dress up Ukies and renegade Chechens in Russian uniforms, put them in Russian vehicles, and turn them loose in Belgorod, to confuse the population and the military.

    • tresho June 12, 2023 at 2:47 pm #

      “old school violence by men with guns” Very few have any idea how much damage to the “system” can be done by randos with scoped hunting rifles. Most of them are not controllable by the rest of us.

      • GrantK June 12, 2023 at 4:13 pm #

        Why disarming the US population is front and centre. And us Canucks, you wouldn’t think it offhand but I found some stats on gun ownership by capita, US #1, then Serbia and it might have been Turkey. Canada #4. With 1 in 3 households or somesuch having a gun.

        However I meant the authorities minions, ie cops and military. THOSE men with guns enforcing the authorities edicts about this and that. Think Holodomor (spelling?, the Ukraine kill-off).

        • Anthea June 13, 2023 at 1:19 pm #

          The “collapse” scenario that scares me is if mobs formed in the cities and they were able to make it (on foot) out to rural areas. I.e., something like the many videos you see of “urban youth” riots, where the kids number in the hundreds.

          While I have always theorized that “urban youth” are averse to going far on foot, and that the cities and close-in suburbs will be much more attractive targets for weeks or months, there may be some hardier souls who’ll make it out to the country. If they do, they’ll come in large bands.

          If so, it would be wise to have a good stock of bullets and a couple of spare magazines.

  30. Rodulf June 12, 2023 at 11:48 am #

    As usual, you have skipped over the biggest (and still growing) factor in the modern world…Race. The biology of race. We are over the line, biologically, no way back, nothing on the horizon to change this. Look at Brazil, a bio-hazard waste. If we were a country of Whites and Asians, sure, we could come back. But we are not. Our cities are black, entire states are becoming majority black….as Whites are degenerating into cowardly whitemeat cattle. Look to the favelas of Brazil to see our future, as a race-mixed brown sludge. A White and Asian technical class and you-know-who sitting on top of the pile. We’ll need a new word to describe it…..

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    • Beryl of Oyl June 12, 2023 at 11:56 am #

      America has always been white and black. From its inception; and especially so, at its peak.

      It was the synergy that made America great, IMO.

      • BackRowHeckler June 12, 2023 at 12:02 pm #

        1960: 89% white, 9% black, 2% other.

        • Beryl of Oyl June 12, 2023 at 6:00 pm #

          Yes, as I’ve said.

      • Rodulf June 12, 2023 at 12:06 pm #

        That is probably the most ridiculous statement of the day. You show why White Americans are doomed…you live in a delusional fantasyland inside your head.

        “Synergy” between Whites and our welfare-bred slave-souled blacks? Holy crap…

        • Beryl of Oyl June 12, 2023 at 5:58 pm #

          No it was the reality that I lived.

          You look at the rising fortunes of black America and it correlates with peak America.

          • Anthea June 13, 2023 at 1:46 pm #

            The rising fortunes of black America peaked in the 1950s, before the Civil Rights Movement really kicked off. I’ve read that the Public Accomodations Act destroyed small black businesses. Prior to that, blacks did not have the option of shopping at, or otherwise patronizing, white businesses, so they patronized black-owned businesses. Another factor was that there was plenty of employment available for unskilled labor; lots of blue-collar factory work. Also, in the 1950s, black schools were neighborhood schools controlled by the parents, and the black teachers didn’t tolerate misbehavior. Black kids were thus better educated. Quite a different world–as different for whites as for blacks.

          • Paula D June 13, 2023 at 3:03 pm #

            Around here we were about half black and half white.

            A white teacher woke up a sleeping black student by dropping books on the desk near his head.
            A great outcry arose! Such blatant racism!

            My black co-worker was going right along with it, until I asked him if the school teacher who raised him would put up with a kid sleeping in her class.

            He looked sheepish and said “No way”. Well, OK, then.

          • Anthea June 14, 2023 at 4:43 am #

            In inner-city schools today, there is an element of older kids who’ve already graduated, who find ways to get into the schools during the day. Some of them just don’t know what else to do with themselves after graduation, so they hang around school because it’s familiar and social. Some of them are dealing drugs or have some other scheme going, but some of them are just looking for a warm place to sleep. I think in some cases it’s because their parents lock them out of the house.

      • Rodulf June 12, 2023 at 12:37 pm #

        Forty-million welfare dependent blacks, all going berserk at the same time when their EBT cards stop working. There’s your “synergy.”

        • mrs_saj June 14, 2023 at 11:26 am #

          Rodulf and Anthea (per your 1:19 pm post above),

          Your two scenarios blended together form what I think would be a natural progression during societal collapse. First, all on one day, while various other collapse related things are happening; US EBT cards stop working. All of them. These are held by US residents of all races, some disproportionately more than others, who for various reasons, cannot or will not support themselves. This will be ugly out in the country. But in the cities, this will be hell on earth, which I wont’ bother to describe. Many people will want to leave the cities at once. I’ve witnessed two hurricane evacuations personally from Houston. A city cannot be evacuated all at once. You end up with overheated cars, car accidents, cars running out of gas, women delivering babies on the side of the road. But you end of up with lots of cars running out of gas. You would be amazed at how quickly gas stations run out of gas with elevated demand and no replenishment trucks coming in. So by the time the urban populations sort themselves into a smaller population, they will be walking into the countryside. And they may have guns (no holsters for comfort), but they won’t have a lot of ammo. And people sometimes toss guns aside when they run out of ammo. And instead they pick up things like crowbars and baseball bats. This is what will be heading out to the countryside. I just don’t know if it will be 100+ size groups. Maybe eventually.

          • Paula D June 14, 2023 at 2:59 pm #

            You have to think about logistics. How are these people going to walk hundreds of miles with no food or water?

            (It’s like the “refugees” at the border. No way they are walking 3,000 miles without logistical support.)

            They don’t know where food comes from, so why would they go to the country? Once they are done looting grocery stores and gas stations, they will run out of ideas about food finding.

            They don’t walk. Walking is oppressive.

            I just don’t think that there will be hordes of city people storming the countryside.

          • Islander June 14, 2023 at 10:52 pm #

            Paula:

            You may be right, but then again, you may be wrong.

            After WW2, millions of ethnically cleansed and persecuted ethnic Germans walked from eastern Europe to Germany. Millions died en route (up to 10 million). People who were liberated from concentration camps walked to their former homes. Sometimes it took them months or years to get there.

            Some of this postwar movement of people in Europe, most of it on foot or miles on foot to maybe manage to get onto a train was caught on film.

            httpX://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLeVRXwGvcw

            No overweight people here.

          • oswegatchie June 15, 2023 at 10:22 am #

            I don’t believe most Americans, especially from the cities, will be able to walk very far, if at all. They may try using the rideable carts at Walmart, but I would think their range will only get them a few city blocks.

      • Jarek June 12, 2023 at 1:24 pm #

        Well, yes and no. They were separate. To the extent they mixed, it was White male on Black female. Now it’s the opposite. What does that tell you about dominance?

        Since you think the races are equal in IQ and even achievement (how does one believe such an overt lie?) you don’t think it even matters.

        People can deal with the truth? Especially Americans? Americans least of all, probably. The worst of a bad (fallen) species.

      • Jarek June 12, 2023 at 1:27 pm #

        This is why women shouldn’t be allowed to vote.

        America was great when Blacks were kept down and OUT of neighborhoods. They had their own. And even a few middle class ones which they attained on their own power, thus entitling them to feel legitimate pride.

      • Cankerpuss June 12, 2023 at 1:34 pm #

        Black and white is disappearing. There is a dominant mixed race that is forming. American blacks are not like their ancestors from Africa. If you put an American black next to a Sudanese refugee you’ll see a stark difference in skin color and facial features. Some American blacks are lighter skinned than I am. Many of them are strikingly physically beautiful individuals.

        When I am at the gym or out at other locations I still see a lot of white people, an occasional black person but I am starting to note how many “brown” people I am seeing. No, not latinos. These are brown people whose racial ethnicity or cultural heritage I cannot identify.

        The individual races of white, black, yellow and so forth are gradually becoming one race of mixed ancestry. Brown skin. Brown eyes. Dark brown hair. That will one day be the major race on our planet.

        • Jarek June 12, 2023 at 1:46 pm #

          Yes, this is the Kalergi Plan, exactly what the Elite want: a raceless, rootless, bastardized humanity. The McDonald’s humanity.

          • Cankerpuss June 12, 2023 at 3:46 pm #

            Mongrels. No lineage. No heritage. Mutts.

          • Blackbird June 12, 2023 at 4:52 pm #

            But, but, but… “diversity”!

          • Jarek June 12, 2023 at 9:11 pm #

            Cank: Joseph Smith and Brigham are spinning in their graves. The Priesthood was for White men only.

    • malthuss June 12, 2023 at 1:09 pm #

      More Black people have moved to USA since 1965 [new imm act] then were here when Abe L was shot.
      scary. how is merika racist?

      blame LBJ on 2 counts..butter n borders.

      • Blackbird June 12, 2023 at 4:53 pm #

        “how is merika racist?”

        The “US” hates white people. I know that’s not racist, but in a sane world, it would be.

      • Q. Shtik June 12, 2023 at 10:34 pm #

        malth is another commenter with a then/than problem.

        • Anthea June 13, 2023 at 2:00 pm #

          @ Q. Shtik:

          I’m with you on pointing out the then/than error. I honestlly can’t imagine how anyone can make this error. The two words have very different–and very obviously different–meanings. So much so that it’s hard not to feel that someone who misuses these words must be secretly thumbing his nose at you and laughing in his sleeve. It’s like someone has snuck into your livingroom and written “fuck” all over the back of your wing chair.

          • Blackbird June 13, 2023 at 7:40 pm #

            Ant, before Q gets there, I think I should correct you: when you say “snuck” you mean “sneaked”.

            But I agree on “then”and “than”. We should have been more careful when putting this language together.

          • Anthea June 14, 2023 at 4:45 am #

            @ Blackbird:

            I think you’re probably right. I have wunk at you as a sign of my agreement.

          • Anthea June 14, 2023 at 4:47 am #

            @ Blackbird:

            The period goes inside the quotation marks. But there are exceptions to that, so I am sometimes confused about it myself. I threw away my 1975 edition of the Chicago Manual of Style when I moved.

          • Islander June 14, 2023 at 11:05 pm #

            Anthea, in the USA, all periods (final punctuation) go within quotation marks. (It’s more complicated in the UK.)

            I am aware of only one exception:
            Where single quos are used for the name of a cultivar (plant), the closing quo is inside the final punctuation.

            If you want, you can subscribe to the online version of CMOS.

            However, there are a lot of style guides available online that basically copy most of CMOS’s rules. Such as those published by the writing departments of colleges, etc.

            Here is a site with links to a whole bunch of style guides (English only), many of them based closely on CMOS.

            httpX://web.archive.org/web/20170408172523/http://www.onlinestylebooks.com:80/Alphabetical.html

          • SpeedyBB June 16, 2023 at 5:16 pm #

            Blackbird:

            Your disapproval of “snuck” (which I tend to use – maybe it’s Texas dialectical) reminds me of how usage will eventually pressure acceptance.

            I recall President Eisenhower being scorned by grammarians (no Nazis in those days) for using “finalize” as somehow being pompous bureaucratic jargon. Today everybody uses it and it even goes unnoticed by my fellow Grammar-Snazzies.

            I’ve lost a few battles in this regard. I was on the warpath against “orientate” as a back-formation of “orientation” but the dictionary I consulted stated that its usage is so common it is now considered acceptable. Boo.

            Usage imposes unstoppable influence. Language changes. How about “disappear” as a verb? It was imported from Latinoamerica, in reference to state-sponsored kidnappings and killings, but I’ve noticed it commonly used in the USA, in a similar (sometimes jocular) context. Along with “arkancided”.

            “…with regards to…” in the writings of Jordan Peterson. If you pointed it out to the man he would likely accept that it was in error. But for how much longer?

            When I hear somebody using it I burst into a crude Al Jolson rendition of “Give My Regards to Broadway”. Good for laughs.

  31. SomeoneInAsia June 12, 2023 at 11:52 am #

    While I’d agree with Kunstler that as a whole humanity is far from finished and will go on, I fear many of us, possibly a couple billion at least, may still have to go when TSHTF, simply because most of us wouldn’t have anticipated all the large wads of fecal matter splattering all over the place and would therefore simply be quite unprepared. Besides, there are so many of us at present that it’s hard to see what new ways of running things there are which would be able to support us all once the old way of running things finally goes kaput. Kunstler’s words bring cold comfort here.

    Sure, humanity will go on, but many of us will have to go in the meantime. Wonder what my chances are of not being among those who shall have to exit the stage (sigh)…

    • thirdcoastlegend June 12, 2023 at 12:25 pm #

      Eh, I’m kind of ambivalent about making it through a TSHTF scenario.

      I’ve had a good run and I’m just past my physical peak.

      I’m not all that interested in living a 1620s sort of lifestyle. Nor am I prepared for the endless violence and cruelty involved in any sort of post-apocalyptic, “Mad Max,” type scenario.

      • Rodulf June 12, 2023 at 12:28 pm #

        Me, too. Kinda past my prime. I focus on spiritual things, now, preparing for the transition to the Other World.

        • SomeoneInAsia June 12, 2023 at 12:33 pm #

          I didn’t know you can be spiritual in any meaningful way while at the same time looking down on any human races.

          • WadeWaters June 12, 2023 at 1:12 pm #

            You cannot be spiritual in any effective way without also seeing things clearly.

          • Rodulf June 12, 2023 at 1:19 pm #

            Maybe becoming spiritual means moving away from the slave-program you espouse….

          • Anthea June 13, 2023 at 3:42 pm #

            @ SomeoneinAsia:

            I don’t know that a person necessarily needs to “look down” on other races. (I suspect you are referring to blacks.) But you have to be realistic about their capabilities, as a group. People should do what they are good at, or at least capable at. Otherwise, you get an Idiocracy type of situation where someone’s ex-wife, who is retarded, is a pilot now.

            It’s doubtless wrong to look down on retarded people or wish them any ill. Many of them can lead useful, dignified lives. But people will come to dislike them if they are allowed to be violent or engage in other criminal behavior–especially on a large scale.

        • Jarek June 12, 2023 at 1:28 pm #

          What is your tradition and practice?

      • Cankerpuss June 12, 2023 at 1:25 pm #

        I’ve lived a half a century now, my prime is behind me. I won’t endure the “Mad Max” scenario. I will always keep the last round in the chamber of my .357 for myself. I don’t fear death. If there is life after death it will be without a physical body and free of pain, hunger and suffering. If there isn’t life after death then, well, I won’t give a damn anyway. What I do fear is being eaten alive by roving gangs of starving cannibals or being sacrificed to their heathen gods. No, I will fight until there is no longer a reason to fight anymore and then I will exit this world in quiet dignity. That’s my plan anyway.

      • JackStraw June 12, 2023 at 1:27 pm #

        I’m of the same mindset. I’m too old to be of much use in such a chaotic world, although I would like to see the retributions take place.

    • Cankerpuss June 12, 2023 at 1:28 pm #

      Billions are disappearing now because most people don’t have babies anymore. It’s just a slow disappearance. Check out “demographic winter.” Some countries, like Korea and Japan are predicted to be extinct in a century or so because their people are so engrossed by digital fantasies that they don’t even copulate anymore.

      • Jarek June 12, 2023 at 1:30 pm #

        Economies are supposed to serve life. Instead life serves the Economy. Dollars have babies (usury) and people do not.

        • Night Owl June 12, 2023 at 2:33 pm #

          Economies do serve life, but the sad fact is, your life is also about serving the economy, regardless of whether this is a micro-economy or something larger.

          If we were metaphorically catapulted back in time and all had to work our own land or die, you would spend most of your time working your land to feed yourself and use some of the fruits of your toil to barter with others.

          There is a balance, and few could seriously argue that life is harder now.

          • tresho June 12, 2023 at 2:53 pm #

            “you would spend most of your time working your land to feed yourself” Many of my ancestors spent most of their time catching fish and hunting (or poaching) deer. “Working the land” came later.

          • Night Owl June 12, 2023 at 4:06 pm #

            Your ancestors spent their lives working to live, just as you and I do.

          • Jarek June 13, 2023 at 12:41 pm #

            AI is going to take a lot of jobs. That’s a good thing because it makes money for stockholders, right?

            That kind of economy serves their life pretty good, huh?

    • tresho June 12, 2023 at 2:52 pm #

      “humanity will go on, but many of us will have to go in the meantime” That has been true since humans first appeared, nothing at all new with that. For us the living the main question continues to be “what do we do with our remaining time?”

    • Blackbird June 12, 2023 at 4:56 pm #

      Go early. And take out as many of “them” as you can on the way out.

      There is nothing for us on the other side.

    • Islander June 12, 2023 at 8:04 pm #

      Well, most of us here probably have limited shelf life of 20 years or so.

      Will we die in our beds?

  32. Roundball Shaman June 12, 2023 at 12:31 pm #

    “… our economy has already collapsed, and our culture and politics with it downstream have also collapsed into spectacular degeneracy.”

    None of this was ‘organic’ de-evolution. This was purposeful and deliberate from the Shadows. With a plan and a purpose.

    “We’re a shadow of the industrial economy that won a great war and enjoyed a boisterous peace.”

    There are two ways to destroy a nation’s industrial might. One way is to send heavy aircraft bombers and bomb the hell out of a place… the other way is when devious men in fancy suits and big corner offices decide (or are TOLD) to move all the jobs away from American soil and leave empty brownfield lots and bankrupted and hopeless workers behind. Both of these methods works just fine for Their intended purposes.

    “Believe it or not, the economy will fix itself, it just won’t be what it was in 1957.”

    Not with CBDC looming like menacing storms clouds on the horizon. This will usher in a permanent ‘managed’ and tightly-control economy with no financial freedom at all for We the People. And 1957 will seem like Heaven on Earth (in many ways, it already does).

    “We’d be lucky if we could keep some railroads going…”

    ‘THEY’ from the Shadows don’t want people to have freedom of movement. If we were to have a legitimate kind of lifestyle then passenger rail on a big scale would be a central part of that. But ‘They’ want us living only within areas that we can get to on foot. And with so many Americans carrying way too much weight around the mid-section belt size… that walking distance is probably going to be between the TV room and the refrigerator only.

    “When our grotesque medical racketeering matrix fails…”

    ‘When?’ It has already colossally failed for some time now. What’s different now is that so many people now understand how much it has failed and that it is beyond redemption.

    “… the journey from where we were in, say, the year 2000, to where we’re going has been psychologically disordering at the mass scale.”

    And the journey from that glorious year of 1957 up to Year 2000 was a planetary earthquake that shook and dissembled our Nation from its core. A quake that originated From The Shadows.

    “Any way you look at that, we need somebody to steer.”

    There is no one to steer. There are no saviors, just savior posers reciting their lines. The only persons that will save us is ourselves.

    “There’s a broad-based assumption… that Americans can’t handle the truth.”

    Many Americans can’t handle the truth. And many can. And at least that’s one thing that hasn’t changed since the Glorious Year of 1957.

  33. Billingsgate June 12, 2023 at 12:39 pm #

    RFK, Jr. sounding a lot like Trump. Too bad they can’t join forces. But let’s face it…they can’t now. But if Trump makes it back into Office, RFK will likely join his Administration, as he almost did last time around.

    • BackRowHeckler June 12, 2023 at 4:09 pm #

      That’d be a good fusion ticket:

      Trump/RFK jr

      2024

    • Blackbird June 12, 2023 at 4:59 pm #

      Uh huh…

      Trump 2024: “I’m gonna get it right this time!”

      And if not 2024, we can still “take it back” in ’28 – or ’32…

  34. SomeoneInAsia June 12, 2023 at 12:41 pm #

    @Night Owl (in response to a post of yours):

    QUOTE:***If the grid goes down, the event will be used to add to the chaos out of which they plan to bring order.***

    If the grid goes down, it can only be because the supply lines have gone down too. And without all these, I don’t see where the would-be corporate conquerors are going to be able to get all the required hardware from (weapons, vehicles etc) for bringing the order they dream of. Nor do I see how they’re going to be able to pay their Stormtroopers to do all the dirty work for them — and if the Stormtroopers don’t get paid, their blasters are going to point in a very different direction. (I shall assume none of the would-be corporate conquerors have the powers of Darth Vader.)

    • Jarek June 12, 2023 at 1:33 pm #

      Unless you have antifa and BLM. They’ll “work” for free. Just let them loot as payment. And do whatever they want to Conservative Whites. That’s important.

    • Night Owl June 12, 2023 at 2:28 pm #

      Why don’t you post it in line with the thread.

      This habit is usually practiced by those engaging in a civil back and forth.

      Other types post way down thread so that context is lost and framing the opponent is easier.

  35. Paula D June 12, 2023 at 12:52 pm #

    Well, exactly. The truth must be told, and the truth is, when things cannot continue, they do not continue.

    The Magical Thinking that goes like this: “We can’t run society the way we run it now on electricity, therefore the oil will never run out”, starts with a truth, and then ends with a fantasy. A very common logical fallacy we see all the time.

    Also: “I like air conditioning when it’s hot, therefore the electricity will always be there for me” also ends in fantasy.

    I was wandering around Chicago one time and I ran across some statues of the men who changed the way American shopped, back in the early 20th century.

    Woolworth, JC Penny, Montgomery Ward, Marshall Field, the Sears dudes, and some more. I think all those stores are gone now.

    But Americans went from buying from traveling peddlers, to general stores where the proprietor handed you goods, to “serve yourself and save the difference” stores where you selected your own goods, although there was a Sears in East LA when I was a kid where you went and picked out the goods from the catalog, right there in the basement, and they handed them to you.

    When I moved here there was a Woolworth’s and a Montgomery Ward’s, and a Penny’s, but they are long gone, along with the KMart.

    As JHK points out, the life we thought was normal in 2000 is gone.

    The life we thought was normal in 1980 is also gone.

    This time, they are fast tracking the changes, causing much bitching and moaning, but humans adjust.

    How are they going to fly all those airplanes with electricity?
    They aren’t. Get over it.

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    • SomeoneInAsia June 12, 2023 at 12:57 pm #

      I recall a saying attributed to the Arabs:

      My dad rode a camel.

      I drive a car.

      My son flies a jet plane.

      HIS son… will ride a camel. 😀

      • Jarek June 12, 2023 at 1:36 pm #

        Arabs used to write love poems about their camels. I wonder if it went beyond that.

        Camels are very dangerous and can kill with either their teeth or their hooves. So I’m sure that it was consensual if at all.

        • tresho June 12, 2023 at 2:57 pm #

          “Camels are very dangerous and can kill with either their teeth or their hooves.” Horses were dangerous too. U.S. Grant nearly died in one accident with a horse he was riding. Somehow previous generations survived the danger.

        • BackRowHeckler June 12, 2023 at 4:06 pm #

          In the 1850s Sec. of War Jefferson Davis brought a herd of camels into the Southwest, along with a company of Arab camel trainers. The idea was to give the US Cavalry better mobility in the desert when fighting Apaches. The experiment didn’t work out too good — camels hooves weren’t suitable for the rocky American ground — and the camels were released into the wild at the beginning of the Civil War. The last one was spotted roaming around Arizona in 1937.

          • oswegatchie June 15, 2023 at 10:51 am #

            Hi Jolly. There is a park and Monument in Quartzsite, AZ in his memory.

        • anmariwakaranai June 12, 2023 at 4:17 pm #

          Where the heck do you think gonorrhea came from?

        • Soul Forensics June 12, 2023 at 6:38 pm #

          Those Camel ads of yesteryear, with the Camel smiling and smoking, make a lot more sense now.

        • stelmosfire June 14, 2023 at 3:46 pm #

          The new Marine Captain was assigned to a recon company in a remote post in the desert.
          During his first inspection, he noticed a camel hitched up behind the mess tent.
          He asks the First Sergeant why the camel is kept there.
          Well, sir,” is the reply, “as you know, there are 250 men here and no women.
          And sir, sometimes the men have … urges.
          That’s why we have the camel,sir.”
          “The Captain says, “I can’t say that I condone this, but I understand about urges, so the camel can stay.”
          About a month later, the Captain starts having a real problem with his own urges, and asks the First Sergeant to bring the camel to his tent .
          Putting a stool behind the camel, the Captain stands on it, pulls down his pants, and has sex with the camel.
          When he is done, he asks the First Sergeant, “Is that how the men do it?”
          “No sir,” the First Sergeant replies.
          “They usually just ride the camel into town.”

      • Paula D June 12, 2023 at 2:00 pm #

        I remember that also, Someone. I think I read it in Reader’s Digest.

        Back then people understood that oil was a finite resource.

        Now? Not so much.

    • SW June 12, 2023 at 1:39 pm #

      We take it all for granted and one of the shocks of the pandemic was how fragile it all really was. Early 2020 may turn out to have been the peak standard of living for the US. We lost a lot of ground and what’s clear, the cracks in the system got wider. The drug epidemic, lousy insurance/health care, homelessness, the number of people living hand to mouth, no real jobs to go back to after the pandemic was called off.

    • Blackbird June 12, 2023 at 5:11 pm #

      We had a Woolworths down in “the Big City” back when I was a kid. My brother and I got robbed by a couple of black brothers there when I was 8 – just days after Christmas. New wallets with crisp bills – we should have just given them to the… poor disadvantaged…

      Fortunately, with my overwhelming powers of rationality, I got the older black brother to threaten to beat up his younger black brother if he didn’t give my younger brother his $5 bill back. I didn’t hand over my $5 bill, having learned from Custer’s experience…

      And yet, it took me another ~50 years to learn my lesson from that interaction.

  36. Nigel Tufnel June 12, 2023 at 12:54 pm #

    The first step is to get RFKjr through the primaires – not an easy task being it will be us vs the deep state. But we must try.

    Encourage everyone to change their voter registration to democratic, so we can all vote in the dem primaries. And insist on hand written, hand counted ballots in your district.

    We must not only defeat the deep state in vote numbers, but also defeat their insidious ownership of the voting machines. Paper ballots that are then counted by computer are a step better, but insist on hand counting.
    This is it folks. Get real. It’s now or never.

    • Cankerpuss June 12, 2023 at 1:20 pm #

      You are assuming our elections are honest and fair and are not full of fraud, deceit and cheating. RFK will never sit in the White House. His chances are as slim as DJT.

      The Republicans are doing nothing to fix the voting problems.

      We need our elections to go back to simple paper ballots. When you show up, you show ID. You are given a paper ballot. You are then asked to dip your finger in ink that will last for a few days (once you are inked you don’t vote again). No more by mail ballots. You vote and drop your ballot in a slotted box. The box is often taken to a room where white haired chubby old ladies dutifully count the votes under the watch of various observers. These votes are then tabulated and sent to the election authority. Done. Election nightmare solved.

      We ruin everything in America by making it more complicated than it needs to be and then making the solution to the complicated issues even more complicated. Why can’t we just throw out a failed system, send it to the landfill and go back to the basics? We don’t need computers for elections. There are plenty of old people who would love to count votes.

      America is a pathetic joke. Too complicated. Too stupid. Too arrogant to acknowledge what is broken and too arrogant to go back to a simpler solution.

    • Rodulf June 12, 2023 at 1:22 pm #

      We will NEVER vote our way out of the hole. We are over the line.

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

      The Tribe favors Dominion so the Dominion machines will stay. If any of “our guys” say anything about it, well they won’t get reelected because they won’t get funded. See how it works?

    • Paula D June 12, 2023 at 2:03 pm #

      Paper ballots counted by computers are not a solution.

      Way back when the passed the HAVA Act and spent billions switching all districts to computers, Bev Harris (I think it was) pointed out that those machines can also be hacked.

      They tell you that they can handcount them if there is a dispute, but that was proven to be wrong in Ohio in 2004, and when Jill Stein contested the 2016 election.
      All they do is run them through the same machine again.

      And then they made it so that third party candidates can’t contest the election.
      They already had rules that voters can’t contest the elections.

      The whole thing is rigged.

    • tresho June 12, 2023 at 2:58 pm #

      “And insist on hand written, hand counted ballots in your district.” Good luck with that!

    • Soul Forensics June 12, 2023 at 6:44 pm #

      The core problem is not HOW people vote, but WHO votes. Even were the elections on the up-and-up, most people would still vote for the most photogenic, the one with the best slogan, the best smile, the best pandering promises.

      One way to to reform that is through IQ and historical knowledge tests, ownership of property, and tax receipts (no votes for billionaires who don’t pay taxes, i.e.).

      • Paula D June 14, 2023 at 3:07 pm #

        What difference does it make who votes, if the election is rigged?

        Last time they had 80 million imaginary people voting. They could easily have told us that all of those 80 million people were history scholars who owned their own homes, and paid their fair share of taxes. How would you know otherwise? And would you be allowed to show skepticism?

        Remember that this is America, where our rulers create their own reality, and our role is to believe their narrative. We identify as democratic, therefore we are. Don’t ask questions or you are a white supremacist insurrectionist who is probably a Putin bot, to boot.

  37. Cactus Girl June 12, 2023 at 1:03 pm #

    “Joe Biden,” of course, the man who is not really even there”

    As I was going up the stair
    I met a man who wasn’t there
    He wasn’t there again today
    I wish, I wish, he’d go away

    —Hugh Burns

    • Jarek June 12, 2023 at 1:39 pm #

      It is hard to kick against the pricks, is it not?

  38. Q. Shtik June 12, 2023 at 1:10 pm #

    would have gotten them laughed out [ ] the room – JHK

    ===========

    [of]

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder June 13, 2023 at 12:53 pm #

      Colloquialism. It works either way.

  39. Cankerpuss June 12, 2023 at 1:12 pm #

    For those of us who are believers in Jesus Christ we know this is not the end of the world but is, instead, the end of an order. An order that is built by the father of all lies. An order that is built upon debt, decadence and filth. This order is collapsing and like a cornered animal will get nasty as it fights to preserve itself. However, it must die for it is built upon principles that are contrary to God’s laws or natural laws and cannot stand.

    Once this order of debt, decadence and filth has collapsed there will be a millennium of peace that will follow. Great will be those days for those who are lucky enough to have survived to that point or those who are born during that time. Glorious it shall be.

    I hope I am one of those who gets to live to see the collapse of this corrupted and rotten order and the beginning of something much much better.

    Excellent writing, JHK.

    • Rodulf June 12, 2023 at 1:24 pm #

      Just what we need…religious delusions sourced in jewish-supremacist ideology.

      • Jarek June 12, 2023 at 1:43 pm #

        Good old Rodu!

        The Norse also speak of Ragnarok, the last battle and a new beginning.

        The new high God will be Baldur the beautiful, resurrected from the dead.

      • Long Gamma June 12, 2023 at 2:19 pm #

        Transition well you mope!

      • anmariwakaranai June 12, 2023 at 3:54 pm #

        So Rodulf, when you experience time stopping during the warning, remember these words, God have mercy on me, a sinner.

        Then you have 6 weeks b4 the msm calls it a space phenomenon, which is bs. Use those 6 weeks wisely.

        • Jarek June 12, 2023 at 9:09 pm #

          Which prophet said this? Fr Michel or Lose?

      • Cankerpuss June 12, 2023 at 4:09 pm #

        Well there is certainly something apocalyptic going on these days. Delusional or not, things are not right. You know it Rodulf. We all know it. Whether it is Jesus Christ, Mohammad, or big Buddah there is something big coming.

        I choose to believe Christian theology. It gives me hope. Hope isn’t a bad thing.

        • Blackbird June 12, 2023 at 5:24 pm #

          I consider “Hope” to be a narcotic, a mind-numbing drug for which I have no use.

          But it does dull the pain for those about to die.

        • Anthea June 13, 2023 at 3:59 pm #

          @ Cankerpuss:

          Christian theology, when distilled down to its essence, is a belief in life rather than death. I don’t see that adhering to it is a difficult or unwarranted choice.

    • GoldenRoad June 14, 2023 at 2:28 pm #

      Wrong – plenty of life has devolved into Permian slime on the earth in several mass extinctions. In actuality, there will be nothing left at some point (including God), and then there will be new life forms that develop.

      • Paula D June 14, 2023 at 3:12 pm #

        If it weren’t for cyanobacteria polluting the atmosphere with oxygen, back in the day, we wouldn’t have the life as we know it now on this planet.
        They caused a mass extinction, the little buggers.

        And then the oxygen breathers evolved.

  40. JackStraw June 12, 2023 at 1:25 pm #

    “The Democratic Party in all its florid and mendacious lunacy is pretending to not notice him, especially their praetorian news media that is the vector for America’s mass mental illness.”

    I’m going to have to give you a standing ovation for that one, Jim.

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  41. mistersurefire June 12, 2023 at 1:30 pm #

    Trump deserves a second chance. Ignore Democrats and Carry On.

  42. mrjlc38 June 12, 2023 at 1:38 pm #

    This will all be a big rug sweep. ALL media will begin changing their tune because there is no reality to most if not all of this and they are all part of the dupe. There was no additional fleecing, there was no new cover up, there was no famine looming, no financial collapse imminent, no kids in cages, no excess deaths, No diesel or crude shortage, no open border, no chinese invasion….it was all just bad marketing and oopsies you cant nail down….so lets all just march forward now into our new future…Uggh they ALL make me sick at this point. who gives a rats ass about the crimes anymore, Ya all made that up so I would subscribe or buy your shit because if it was real… even a tiny fraction or adjusted for reality part of all this would have collapsed for real by now…LIKE SHIT DOESNT WORK collapse…not you can see it in the numbers or a headline…but an actual point where function is impossible. Well, much to everyones hopes, Kunstler just switched the light back on. Turns out its not gonna collapse, we just need to learn how to get along better. WHAT A JOKE SIR!!

  43. Yock June 12, 2023 at 1:40 pm #

    The problem with RFK Jr is that he is a political liability. Many forget that he was caught having an “affair” with his 13 year old baby sitter and that his ex-wife committed suicide probably due to the angst cause by all his extramarital affairs. He is really nothing more than a deep state PsyOp designed to take on right wing talking points such as the vaccines and illegal immigration so he can be spun off as a 3rd party candidate later on. Once the MAGA people hitch on to his wagon, the DNC will have the mechanism to push Newsom into office. More can be inferred by what the MSM is omitting than what they are saying about RFK Jr.

    As far as the Woke leftists go, Clif High once said that their antics are really a primordial anticipatory scream knowing that they will probably not be able to survive in the next phase of civilization. Most gender studies directors would sooner take themselves out of existence rather than grab a rototiller and plant potatoes. It will be game over for most of them.

    • Jarek June 12, 2023 at 1:44 pm #

      I had forgotten or perhaps I never knew.

      Islander, what say you?

      • Beryl of Oyl June 12, 2023 at 5:51 pm #

        Twasn’t him, it was a brother.

        People confuse the Kennedys.

        Junior has also never been in public office, although people keep saying he’s just another lying politician who hasn’t made anything better.

        • Yock June 13, 2023 at 8:50 am #

          Ouch…It was actually his brother Michael Kennedy with the baby sitter. Thank you for setting the record straight Beryl. My sincerest apologies. 🙁

      • Islander June 12, 2023 at 8:13 pm #

        We went through this suicide business in detail in an earlier thread.

        Having an unhappy marriage or a neurotic, suicidal wife is not an obstacle to the presidency these days.

    • tresho June 12, 2023 at 3:00 pm #

      He is really nothing more than a deep state PsyOp designed to take on…both sides of various insane or mindless arguments. Maybe we are all various cogs on this deep state PsyOp.

    • Cankerpuss June 12, 2023 at 4:15 pm #

      And RFK Jr subscribes to the belief that Carbon Dioxide, a noble gas or compound that we human exhale into the atmosphere and that plants absorb to enable photosynthesis (the making of plant food) which results in the production of oxygen, is bad for the planet.

      Anyone who believes C02 is the doom of the Earth is a moron and is not worthy of a position of leadership.

      RFK may be an excellent orator and I agree with his positions regarding the covid vax, but, he believes mankind can alter the climate of the Earth simply by farting less. He’s an idiot. Just like the rest of them.

      • Anthea June 13, 2023 at 4:04 pm #

        @ Cankerpuss:

        “The six naturally occurring noble gases are helium (He), neon (Ne), argon (Ar), krypton (Kr), xenon (Xe), and the radioactive radon (Rn).”

        I don’t believe there is any such thing as a noble compound.

    • Blackbird June 12, 2023 at 5:48 pm #

      Yes. Assassination made JFK a martyr – and therefore his every action and intention was that of a saint. Killing Marilyn Monroe? Well, she was a liability to the State. And that sainthood extends to the entire clan.

      A clan who built their power upon a criminal empire. Liquor, probably the most destructive drug in the US now, and since the beginning. A clan who got their boy into the White House through fraud (Chicago, 1960…).

      But maybe they (JFK, RFK, JFK jr., RFK jr.) are for real. (I’m not being totally sarcastic there. Maybe they are/were…)

      But Teddy? Kinda retarnishes the tarnish.

      JFK jr., killed by the Hildebeast? Sure, probably, the Clintons have no reservations about killing anyone. But would he have changed anything? I don’t know – but I doubt it.

      So, now, last in line, RFK jr. Will he, would he, could he, bring to life the words of his uncle – the words of himself, for that matter? And if he would, will he be allowed to?

      I understand the desire among many for “Hope”. That is a drug for which I no longer have a taste – keeps you from doing anything, makes you feel like shit the next day, and long after. But for those who still indulge, I hope things work out.

      • BackRowHeckler June 12, 2023 at 9:56 pm #

        Alcohol & opioids are what did in Marilyn, same with Alan Ladd, Dorothy Kilgallen, Errol Flynn, John Belushi, Janice Joplin, Jim Morrison & so many others.

        • Blackbird June 13, 2023 at 11:33 am #

          Alcohol & opioids certainly took their tool on Marilyn, but I’m convinced that she was murdered in the end. The circumstances of her death read like the typical government-orchestrated crime scene. I think Marilyn Monroe’s true story is much darker than many of us would like to believe.

    • Soul Forensics June 12, 2023 at 6:52 pm #

      Clif High. Ugh!

      To be prescient means having extraordinary social and political sensitivity and prescience. The Woke dummies are at the opposite end of that spectrum. Their numbers will collapse when the universities that engender their lunacy collapse first.

      • Soul Forensics June 12, 2023 at 7:04 pm #

        Sorry for the base tautology. (No edit button.) You get the drift.

  44. elysianfield June 12, 2023 at 1:55 pm #

    This just in;

    Sylvio Berlusconi dies suddenly at 86.

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/former-italian-prime-minister-silvio-berlusconi-dead-at-86

    Bunga Bunga…It’s GOOD to be da King….

    • thirdcoastlegend June 12, 2023 at 7:25 pm #

      Silvio was like an Italian version of Trump.

      The man definitely knew how to enjoy life.

    • megabeth June 12, 2023 at 10:19 pm #

      Somebody once made a bar of soap out of Berlusconi’s liposuctioned fat.

      • MaryQueen June 12, 2023 at 11:48 pm #

        LOL!

      • Jarek June 13, 2023 at 12:46 pm #

        Do you believe that the Germans did that?

        Wartime propaganda. That Orthodox Jews performed rites over piles of old soap is simply hilarious.

  45. docmartin June 12, 2023 at 2:05 pm #

    Haven’t read the comment section for a while. There is enough hate, anger and bigotry here to explode my iPhone . Mr Kunstler, or micro farmer Kunstler is pushing his World Made By Hand series via his columns. I really think he wants to see his novels come true. People without children don’t give a rats ass about the future even if they claim to IMO.

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    • tresho June 12, 2023 at 3:01 pm #

      ” People without children don’t give a rats ass about the future even if they claim to IMO.” All generalizations are false including this one.

    • Soul Forensics June 12, 2023 at 6:54 pm #

      “People without children don’t give a rats ass about the future even if they claim to IMO.”

      Horseshit.

  46. fbarrera@nycap.rr.com June 12, 2023 at 2:12 pm #

    Men, like nations, think they’re eternal. What man in his 20s or 30s doesn’t believe, at least subconsciously, that he’ll live forever? In the springtime of youth, an endless summer beckons. As you pass 70, it’s harder to hide from reality…. as you lose friends and relatives.

    Nations also have seasons: Imagine a Roman of the 2nd century contemplating an empire that stretched from Britain to the Near East, thinking: This will endure forever…. Forever was about 500 years, give or take…. not bad, but gone!!

    France was pivotal in the 17th and 18th centuries; now the land of Charles Martel is on its way to becoming part of the Muslim ummah.

    In the 19th and early 20th centuries, the sun never set on the British empire; now Albion exists in perpetual twilight. Its 96-year-old sovereign is a fitting symbol for a nation in terminal decline.

    In the 1980s, Japan seemed poised to buy the world. Business schools taught Japanese management techniques. Today, its birth rate is so low and its population aging so rapidly that an industry has sprung up to remove the remains of elderly Japanese who die alone.

    Thanks to the ‘Greatest Generation,’ we won a World War fought throughout most of Europe, Asia, and the Pacific. We reduced Germany to rubble and put the rising sun to bed. It set the stage for almost half a century of unprecedented prosperity.

    We stopped the spread of communism in Europe and Asia and fought international terrorism. We rebuilt our enemies and lavished foreign aid on much of the world. We built skyscrapers and rockets to the moon. We conquered Polio and now COVID. We explored the mysteries of the Universe and the wonders of DNA…the blueprint of life.

    But where is the glory that once was Rome? America has moved from a relatively free economy to socialism – which has worked so well NOWHERE in the world.

    We’ve gone from a republican government guided by a constitution to a regime of revolving elites. We have less freedom with each passing year. Like a signpost to the coming reign of terror, the cancel culture is everywhere. We’ve traded the American Revolution for the Cultural Revolution.

    The pathetic creature in the White House is an empty vessel filled by his handlers. At the G-7 Summit, ‘Dr. Jill’ had to lead him like a child. (And he recently tripped and fell after speaking at the Air Force Academy graduation.) In 1961, when we were young and vigorous, our leader was too. Now a feeble nation is technically led by the oldest man to ever serve in the presidency.

    We can’t defend our borders, our history (including monuments to past greatness) or our streets. Our cities have become anarchist playgrounds. We are a nation of dependents, mendicants, and misplaced charity. Homeless veterans camp in the streets while illegal aliens are put up in hotels.

    The president of the United States can’t even quote the beginning of the Declaration of Independence (‘You know – The Thing’) correctly. Ivy League graduates routinely fail history tests that 5th graders could pass a generation ago. Crime rates soar and we blame the 2nd. Amendment and slash police budgets.

    Our culture is certifiably insane. Men who think they’re women. People who fight racism by seeking to convince members of one race that they’re inherently evil, and others that they are perpetual victims. A psychiatrist lecturing at Yale said she fantasizes about ‘unloading a revolver into the head of any white person.’

    We slaughter the unborn in the name of freedom, while our birth rate dips lower year by year. Our national debt is so high that we can no longer even pretend that we will repay it one day. It’s a $30-trillion monument to our improvidence and refusal to confront reality. Our ‘entertainment’ is sadistic, nihilistic, and as enduring as a candy bar wrapper thrown in the trash. Our music is noise that spans the spectrum from annoying to repulsive.

    Patriotism is called an insurrection, treason celebrated, and perversion sanctified. A man in blue gets less respect than a man in a dress. We’re asking soldiers to fight for a nation our leaders no longer believe in.

    How meekly most of us submitted to Fauci-ism (the regime of face masks, lockdowns, and hand sanitizers) shows the impending death of the American spirit.

    How do nations slip from greatness to obscurity?

    * Fighting endless wars they can’t or won’t win
    * Accumulating massive debt far beyond their ability to repay
    * Refusing to guard their borders, allowing the nation to be inundated by an alien horde
    * Surrendering control of their cities to mob rule
    * Allowing indoctrination of the young
    * Moving from a republican form of government to an oligarchy
    * Losing national identity
    * Indulging indolence
    * Abandoning God, faith and family – the bulwarks of any stable society.

    In America, every one of these symptoms is pronounced, indicating an advanced stage of the disease.

    Even if the cause seems hopeless, do we not have an obligation to those who sacrificed so much to give us what we had? I’m surrounded by ghosts urging me on: the Union soldiers who held Cemetery Ridge at Gettysburg, the battered bastards of Bastogne, those who served in the cold hell of Korea, the guys who went to the jungles of Southeast Asia and came home to be reviled or neglected.

    This is the nation that took in my immigrant grandparents, whose uniform my father and most of my uncles wore in the Second World War. I don’t want to imagine a world without America, even though it becomes increasingly likely.

    During Britain’s darkest hour, when its professional army was trapped at Dunkirk and a German invasion seemed imminent, Churchill reminded his countrymen, ‘Nations that go down fighting rise again, and those that surrender tamely are finished.’

    The same might be said of causes. If we let America slip through our fingers, if we lose without a fight, what will posterity say of us?

    While the prognosis is far from good. Only God knows if America’s day in the sun is over.”

    We in America are at the moment in time to stand up, or let it fall! We now may soon beat the next step in our country’s future. I believe it might be closer than we think.

    • Cankerpuss June 12, 2023 at 4:28 pm #

      Wow. Excellent post. Just had to say it. Thank you.

      I fear the America you are hoping for is gone and will not return. I will always love the idea of the “Shining City on a Hill” as Reagan used to call America, but that is gone.

      The people have corrupted themselves. Blessed by too many years of abundance, the no longer recognize or understand sacrifice, morality, goodness, selflessness and decency. It’s about about me, my, mine and what I want. The rest of you can go screw yourselves.

      America is defined by her people and her people have sat idle as the leaches have infiltrated every institution that we at one time trusted and honored.

      No, America will swirl down the toilet bowl of destruction until the people awaken to the awful situation they are in and take personal steps to correct the problem. I’m not talking about marching on Washington or the State Capitol and hanging those who occupy those buildings. I’m talking about changing their own lives for the better. Turning off the TV. Get out of debt. Love their spouse and their children. Eschew all things depraved and perverted. Teach their children and one another responsibility and consequences.

      Until the people do this they will continue to tolerate a Government that does not represent them, that destroys everything it touches and endorses everything evil, depraved and perverted.

      May God have mercy on all of our souls.

      • Anthea June 13, 2023 at 5:39 pm #

        @ Cankerpuss:

        I think you have it exactly right. The solutions to our problems as a people are not political, they’re moral. People down through the ages have have often lived decent, dignified, and meaningful lives in conditions of poverty–sometimes even in the midst of violence and oppression. Really, external conditions are irrelevant to the meaning and value and goodness of your life. They’re just challenges you have to face. They can be challenges to your endurance and resourcefulness, and they can be challenges to your character. You can, as Blake put it, “Build a heaven in hell’s despite,” or you can, “Build a hell in heaven’s despite.” (This is a little bit of a misquote, but you get the picture.)

    • Blackbird June 12, 2023 at 6:20 pm #

      “Stopped the spread of communism?” Where? Eastern Europe? Communism, 1939: the Soviet Union. Communism 1945: all of eastern Europe. Communism 1949: Eastern Europe + China, and soon popping up all over. Cuba?

      “Fought international terrorism”? Where? Through Gladio, responsible for political instability and assassinations throughout Europe since the end of WWII? Through the “Contras”, declared a terrorist organization by the US Congress, but supported by the US government? Al Qaeda? Al CIAda. ISIS? (Because you will always use your enemy’s language to identify your organization…)

      We enabled the spread of communism. We perfected international terrorism.

      “Socialism”? Yes, but only for the wealthy and corporations. Privatize the profits, socialize the costs. Sure, there is worthless pandering to favored political classes, but no real safety net protecting the lifeblood of the “nation”: its people – medical, educational, employment, relief from usury. But for aliens who will never integrate? “Of course! We’ll fly you over here, all expenses paid – now and forever! And once you get here you don’t even have to work! Just rape white women!” That’s not “socialism” that’s corporatism and domestic terrorism.

      And yet, I think you reach the most accurate conclusion: the future appears very dark.

  47. Jo-G June 12, 2023 at 2:53 pm #

    ” There’s a broad-based assumption across the land, derived from our fading prime artform, the movies, that Americans can’t handle the truth. Like so much else in our national life, that is probably erroneous… fake truth. And what is so striking in Mr. Kennedy’s performance so far is an absence of fakery. It’s more than refreshing, it’s… startling. Makes you blink, a little bit. Makes you remember what it’s like to not be lied-to incessantly. Makes you want to see more of it because it gives you strength when you thought you were finished. Get this now: our world is changing, and deeply, but we’re not finished.”

    We need to present an absence of fakery first to ourselves and then to everyone we interact with even if Mr. Kennedy eventually reveals himself as a faker. Being genuine and sincere and reality based takes effort and can seem like a thankless task.

    • tresho June 12, 2023 at 3:04 pm #

      Becoming genuine / sincere / reality-based often seems a superhuman task.

      • Anthea June 13, 2023 at 5:53 pm #

        @ tresho:

        As with anything else, it just takes practice–and a lot of time.

        When my kids were little, there was an elderly woman who lived next door to us. I talked with her often, because we were both crazy about gardening, and she had a big, though subtle, influence on the way I raised the kids. This was in several ways, but one of the things she said that made a big impression was, “I never lied to my kids.”

        I began to put this maxim into practice, since it seemed like a sound idea. You’d be surprised how much a person lies, casually and unthinkingly. People say, “I know,” when someone informs them of something, when they don’t know at all. When someone asks them a question, they’ll lie their asses of, rather than admit they don’t know the answer. When the kids ask you for a cookie, it’s a lot easier to say, “We don’t have any,” than to say, “No, not until after dinner.” I even carried this to the extreme of never teaching my kids about Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny.

        My point is, just mastering that one little thing can take quite a long time–years, in fact.

        Later on, I decided to take the kids to visit their grandmother, and since this was hard to arrange outside a school day, I decided to call them in sick. Then I thought, “Why should I lie to them? Am I so scared of them that I feel like I have to lie to them?”

        So I called the school and told them that I was taking the kids to visit their grandmother. The attendance clerk gave me some flak about it–that I wasn’t allowed to take my kids out of school just on a whim. But replied that they were my kids, and it was my decision–not the school’s. Anyway, nothing ever came of it.

        But you could see how it would be hard not to just take the easy way out of everything.

  48. Paula D June 12, 2023 at 3:23 pm #

    Glenn Greenwald is probably the most outspoken defender of American values today, imo.

    If you have a country full of people who do not understand that the government is supposed to be open and transparent, and the people are supposed to have the right to privacy, you will never have America again.

    For some reason, it doesn’t start until 8:53.

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  49. Night Owl June 12, 2023 at 4:02 pm #

    “It is true that Gates/Harvard has a ‘solar radiation management’ program called ScopEx in which they spray particulate in the sky to block the sun. 2015-2024 duration.”

    https://twitter.com/naomirwolf/status/1668051167149006848?cxt=HHwWgIC90dzsjaYuAAAA

    “It’s jUsT CoNTraiLs”

    LOL.

    • thirdcoastlegend June 12, 2023 at 7:24 pm #

      What’s the under/over on how long it takes Naomi to show up on Infowars?

      • Night Owl June 13, 2023 at 4:13 pm #

        She was already on.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDVnBEnC0c4

        Most of the Beast System search engines hide it though. I pulled it using Yandex, which is about the only engine no longer using Google algorithms in some form.

  50. Pucker June 12, 2023 at 6:36 pm #

    This former South African bloke seems to think that rather than reverting to a semi, pre-industrial “World Made by Hand” patriarchy of hard work, spiritual meaning and purpose, that South Africa may go full “Mad Max” if the South African power grid collapses?

    South Africa has implemented broad Affirmative Action Diversity Hire programs, which is “Really Great”, but for many of the Diversity Hires are totally incompetent and cannot maintain the infrastructure.

    Maybe the future is a “World Made By Hand and Gang Rapes”?

    There may be a lot of Denial out there?

    I once floated Chris Martenson’s level-headed “Build a Homestead” in the rural US idea, and the response was: “It’s a waste of time because you’d have to flee to someplace much more rural than that!”

    This response seems to augur the prospect of “Roving Violent Gangs” that will eventually burn, murder, loot, and Gang Rape the rural Amish like the Boers in South Africa?

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    • BackRowHeckler June 12, 2023 at 9:49 pm #

      In SA the grid has collapsed. Maintenance on the power plants, mostly coal fired, ended in about 1992; its taken 3 decades to completely fall apart.

      What’s really funny is when the Guardian & BBC run stories about the ‘Transition to Renewables’ in SA, as if any wind turbines or solar panels wouldn’t be stripped for scrap within a week of construction.

      • megabeth June 12, 2023 at 10:30 pm #

        “Africa has gone to pot since we left.”
        —Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

  51. jim June 12, 2023 at 7:01 pm #

    “Anyway you look at it, we need somebody to steer.”

    Assuming for a moment that a steering mechanism needs to be more than a single individual, it is time to begin the rebuild.

    Here is one historical example:

    In the 1870s 80s and early 1890s,. the U.S. was a witness to an agrarian movement that was unusually well organized within a far-flung base of production and marketing cooperatives that eventually extended to over 40 states. It was years in the making–connecting more than 2 million recruits in what became over time a serious political movement.
    These agrarian organizers called their unique steering mechanism the cooperative commonwealth.

    In the process of building marketing and purchasing cooperatives in the teeth of opposition from railroads, banks, supply houses, and more traditional agricultural marketing structures, these organizers became gradually aware of the ability of concentrated economic and political power to shape not only the economy but the political and cultural process as well.

    But way back then, they too figured out “…how to make stuff, move stuff and sell stuff, only at a smaller scale.”

  52. Pucker June 12, 2023 at 7:13 pm #

    Ted Kaczynski (Rest in Peace) presciently warned us about the dangers of Technology….

    Use AI to produce vitriolically Nationalistic, pro-MAGA Porn movies starring Cambodian Khmer Rouge teenage soldiers wearing black uniforms, Ho Chi Minh rubber sandals and wearing bright red MAGA hats made in a Haitian sweatshop factory set up by the Clintons making 25 cents an hour. Sell the MAGA hats on Trump’s website….

    Use the AI to literally worm into the minds of Americans, like a schizophrenic voice in their heads, to hopelessly Brainwash them and to drive them even more deranged and weaponised than the Khmer Rouge….

  53. Pucker June 12, 2023 at 7:17 pm #

    According to the book “Inside the Nudge Unit”, the deranged mind control Weirdo’s purposefully hire some people to act as “Plants” in their government departments to think up ideas that most people would reject out of hand as “Insane”. True story….

    • Pucker June 12, 2023 at 7:28 pm #

      The bloke who came up with the Alien Visitation story recently was probably a midget who looks like “Mini-Me”?

      Either that, or the story was just randomly generated by AI as a test run?

      They probably still need to edit that AI-produced news stories in case the AI gives the Alien leaders each a set of huge Tits?

    • Blackbird June 13, 2023 at 11:40 am #

      Now that sounds like a fun job. Are they listed on Indeed?

  54. Pucker June 12, 2023 at 7:39 pm #

    If the recent experience of collapse in South Africa is any guide, one could probably surmise that under conditions of Collapse that the police progressively come to resemble just another criminal gang?

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  55. Pucker June 12, 2023 at 7:50 pm #

    Chris Martenson says that the reason that most people don’t objectively consider new information and after careful, honest rational deliberation adjust their viewpoints accordingly is “because they lack integrity.”

    But, what if the real reason that they don’t honestly consider new information and deliberate is not because they lack Integrity, but rather because they’re literally “Animals” whose brains are not hardwired for high level analysis and deliberation?

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    • Islander June 12, 2023 at 8:20 pm #

      Maybe a precondition for having integrity IS the possession of brains hard wired for high-level analysis and deliberation?

      Else how would one weigh new information against the old and make decisions that one was going to invest valuable time in thinking about the new info and the rearrangement of old info and perhaps even in seeking out additional perspectives such as by reading a book . . . ?

      • Pucker June 12, 2023 at 8:31 pm #

        “Integrity” to the Animals may mean just blindly got following the Orders of “The Party” (the “Angkar”)?

        To the Animals, rational deliberation may actually be considered perversely “Immoral” and criminal?

        • Islander June 12, 2023 at 8:55 pm #

          Integrity is not blind.

          • Jarek June 12, 2023 at 9:06 pm #

            But it can be wrong. The Kamikaze pilots thought they were doing right in dying for Japan. Survivors describe the look of ecstasy on their faces.

          • Blackbird June 13, 2023 at 11:47 am #

            Jars, are you saying the Kamikaze were wrong?

            Regarding integrity, I think I agree with Islander, a person has to have the mental capacity to make not only rational, but ethical decisions in order to have integrity. Some people are just too stupid to be good.

            Also, integrity is no longer integrity if it is redefined, as in the Party Animals example.

          • Jarek June 13, 2023 at 12:52 pm #

            No, but unwise in picking a fight with a super power. But once in it, they were all in. That is a soldier’s duty.

            Japan was wrong but the pilots were right, perhaps.

            Germany had no choice. America did and chose to fight for the International Bankers. Blindness indeed.

            To say no to that was true integrity. Japan didn’t have much tradition of conscientous objection. Though there is the story of the Zen Master standing up to the Samurai.

          • Blackbird June 13, 2023 at 7:50 pm #

            Jars, Japan was trying to play the imperial game that the US and UK (aka USUK) were so good at. Maybe I should add France: FUKUS.

            Eighty years later, I can see their mistake, and the inevitable failure of attempting to establish the Greater Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere. I’m not so sure their vision was quite as clear back then.

            Regarding the Kamikazes, they were nationalists defending their homeland. Kinda hard to find fault with that – unless you are a globalist.

          • Islander June 13, 2023 at 8:21 pm #

            They were doing the right thing.

          • Jarek June 13, 2023 at 11:42 pm #

            Integrity is not blind.

      • Jarek June 12, 2023 at 9:02 pm #

        Very few people – and almost no women – are willing to confront their programming. It’s painful because it feels like part of them. It’s theirs!

        Bill is freaked out by me. Where did my programming go? I recognized it as untruth and burned it out of myself.

        • megabeth June 12, 2023 at 10:36 pm #

          Show me on the doll where the woman hurt you.

          • Disaffected June 13, 2023 at 9:48 am #

            LMFAO!

          • Jarek June 13, 2023 at 12:54 pm #

            What do you think about Rachel Corrie? A Karen who got what she had coming, right?

            Za won’t answer me – and that is telling, eh?

          • Islander June 13, 2023 at 8:25 pm #

            The cartoonist Charles Addams was known to be a bit “strange.”
            There was a certain cartoon that, when he sent it in to the New Yorker, they knew he circling his private Twilight Zone, getting a bit too wiggy . . .

            It’s the same with Jarek and Rachel Corrie.

            Whenever he mentions her, stand back . . . Get out of the way . . .

          • Jarek June 13, 2023 at 11:44 pm #

            No one has the balls to answer. Not even Islander. Hopefully Bet Mega will step up to the place.

          • Islander June 14, 2023 at 3:49 pm #

            The “balls” comment is more confirmation of J’s gender mania, possibly confusion. .

          • Jarek June 15, 2023 at 1:13 pm #

            Coward

        • beantownbill. June 12, 2023 at 10:48 pm #

          If by “Bill” you mean me, I say ahahahaha! Of all the people in the world, for you, most impotent one, I have the least freaked out feelings.

          • MaryQueen June 13, 2023 at 9:39 am #

            He seems proud to “freak” people out. Part of the disorder.

          • Jarek June 13, 2023 at 1:26 pm #

            Socrates was a “gadfly”, always asking awkward questions. I’m proud to be in that tradition.

          • Anthea June 13, 2023 at 7:03 pm #

            @ MaryQueen:

            It’s really just attention-seeking.

            Clearly, he doesn’t get out much, probablly because the men play naughty pranks on him because he’s annoying, and the women laugh.

            I occasionally heard stories about people playing pranks on our local village idiot: “You should run for mayor, Mikey!” At which point Mikey would become puffed up and would give loud speeches. Generally speaking, though, people were kind and respectful to Mikey. since he was, at bottom, a good guy. Jarek probably doesn’t warrant such consideration.

        • GreenAlba June 13, 2023 at 6:27 am #

          “Where did my programming go?”

          It didn’t go anywhere. It just reduced itself to programming from incel sites.

          • MaryQueen June 13, 2023 at 9:40 am #

            Ha! I was going to say the same. He seems himself as above the programming – while he spews his programming all over the blog. Priceless.

          • Jarek June 13, 2023 at 12:53 pm #

            Green Alba has learned to talk about “incels”. See? You can teach an old female dog new tricks.

          • GreenAlba June 13, 2023 at 1:24 pm #

            GreenAlba has been aware of incels for well over a decade. Well done for sneaking in ‘old female dog’, toad. You are becoming more pitiable by the hour.

          • Jarek June 13, 2023 at 5:26 pm #

            It’s not like I said the bad word. Thank you for not claiming that I did. That would be like saying that one apple, one orange, and two peaches were four pieces of fruit. Then I could have been outraged and solemnly say, I didn’t say that.

          • GreenAlba June 13, 2023 at 5:37 pm #

            Sorry, but I can’t summon up the energy to try to figure out what you are on about. Life is too short.

          • Jarek June 13, 2023 at 11:45 pm #

            You’ve been defeated in other words and you lack the integrity to concede.

          • GreenAlba June 14, 2023 at 6:44 am #

            Stop being a moron. You should be embarrassed.

  56. Pucker June 12, 2023 at 8:11 pm #

    You may want to confirm whether Trump collects appreciably more money from the Rubes the more that Trump is abused?

    The Americans are always looking for a “Saviour”. Can you really “Trust” someone who makes it so high up? They could just cut off Trump’s media access like they do for RFK, Jr.?

    “Any way you look at that, we need somebody to steer. Mr. Trump has volunteered to try doing it again. The first time, forces in every quarter of American power set out to bushwhack, sandbag, harass, hector, and hound him. In the process, they just about destroyed the rule of law. Then they simply dis-elected him surreptitiously, something you’re not supposed to say, but there it is, like so much meat on the table. Now they’re trying to hoo-rah him into jail. Whatever you think of his, er, complex personality, you must admire his perseverance through adversity. ”

  57. Soul Forensics June 12, 2023 at 8:14 pm #

    JP Morgan settles class action lawsuit against dead Epstein with $290 million payment. Epstein received privileges and enabling from JP Morgan from 1998-2013.

    Meanwhile JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon says he’d like to, at some point, “serve my country in one capacity or another”. Behind bars? (If only.)

  58. MrMangoOnMyShoulder June 12, 2023 at 8:45 pm #

    Random thought on Trump charges:

    If he gets off (which he should), he’s in the club.

    If he’s convicted, he’s for real, and they will have created a Nelson Mandela situation here.

    I know this is pretty black and white, but if he were anyone else, he would not be in this predicament. Yet – he is. The question is, if he *is* in the club, would he be willing to take prison time to prove to his followers that he isn’t?

    • Islander June 12, 2023 at 8:56 pm #

      Kind of like if you sink you are innocent and if you don’t sink you are a witch.

      I think it is called double indemnity.

      • Mike Sherman June 13, 2023 at 8:24 pm #

        No, that’s “double jeopardy” also known as Catch #22…

        • Islander June 13, 2023 at 8:28 pm #

          Right. “Double indemnity” didn’t sound quite right.

          What IS double indemnity????

          • Mike Sherman June 13, 2023 at 8:41 pm #

            “Double indemnity” is an insurance term and means the payout will be
            doubled in certain circumstances.

            Look at the old Fred McMurray movie of the same name – an insurance salesman plots the death of his girlfriend’s husband. If the death is deemed ‘accidental’, the death benefit is doubled. Hilarity ensues.

    • Jarek June 12, 2023 at 9:04 pm #

      Can an incarcerated man run for and win the Presidency? His number keep going up the more they persecute him.

      • Jarek June 12, 2023 at 9:06 pm #

        correction: numbers

      • Mike Sherman June 13, 2023 at 8:23 pm #

        Those “numbers” are all within the GOP Nutcase Party only. Sane people are not impressed with his crimes and welcome the indictments. Lock Him Up.

        • Islander June 14, 2023 at 3:51 pm #

          Mike, spinnst Du?

    • ATZ942 June 12, 2023 at 10:45 pm #

      tRump is no Mandela. Pat Sajak, maybe.

      • MrMangoOnMyShoulder June 13, 2023 at 8:20 am #

        I knew someone would think I was comparing *him* to Mandela. Read it again.

    • Blackbird June 13, 2023 at 11:56 am #

      I think Trump is in the Club, therefore:

      I don’t think Trump will do time. I do think he will be denied the opportunity to run for President.

      No loss for Trump, since he doesn’t want that burdensome job anyway. It will enrage his supporters setting the stage for a false flag.

  59. Pucker June 12, 2023 at 10:04 pm #

    Pol Pot Head….

    The teenage Khmer Rouge soldiers smoked copious amounts of Cambodian Weed. They didn’t have ZigZag rolling papers, so they’d smoke it rolled in newspapers.

    All of this insane government Brainwashing can’t really succeed because although Man is a “Social Animal”, he is at best a very “Conflicted Social Animal” since his preferred sociability is limited to the “Dunbar Number” maximum tribal/ family size of 150 members. Beyond a Herd of 150 Animals, it starts to go awry from conflicts, and the primates start fighting and killing each other over Pussy and bananas….

    But, maybe with AI chips in the brain, the Utopians can finally create their insane Utopia?

    • Pucker June 12, 2023 at 10:41 pm #

      Didn’t the FDA recently approve clinical trials on humans for Elon Musk’s Brain Chips?

      Whitney Webb said several months ago that Musk had already been doing brain chip human trials. Was Musk doing these trials outside of the US?

      • Pucker June 12, 2023 at 10:46 pm #

        The Brits call chips “Crisps”.

        The Brits may not even know what “Brain Chips” are? So, you may have to call them “Brain Crisps”?

        British men have no idea what a “Rubber” is….

        • beantownbill. June 12, 2023 at 10:57 pm #

          Rubber? You mean an elastic.

        • SpeedyBB June 13, 2023 at 12:33 am #

          Rubbers are what you wear on your feet when it is raining. (It always seems to be raining.)

          • GreenAlba June 13, 2023 at 8:44 am #

            Galoshes?

        • GreenAlba June 13, 2023 at 6:09 am #

          Perhaps Brits have less difficulty coping with words that can mean more than one thing?

          Rubbers can be johnnies. French letters. To use very old fashioned parlance. Or willy wellies, which I think is quite niche but I did work with someone who used the term.

          Rubbers, more generally, are for rubbing out pencil marks. Erasers, as I believe you call them. Perhaps Americans are tied to ‘one word, one meaning’.

          A hard shoulder is not the same as a frozen shoulder. Yet Brits can cope.

          • Blackbird June 13, 2023 at 12:05 pm #

            Willy wellies – I’d have figured that out, but French letters? Johnnies? No wonder so many people fled those tubercular islands, across the angry sea, to a hostile wilderness. Well, that and the food.

          • GreenAlba June 13, 2023 at 1:29 pm #

            French letters and johnnies are from my childhood and earlier, BB.

            Wellies are rubber wellington boots. Men have, from time to time, complained that having sex while wearing a condom is like having a bath with your wellies on.

            warmwellies.co.uk

        • GreenAlba June 13, 2023 at 6:11 am #

          BTW, the phrase ‘use a rubber’ (while showing someone rubbing something out on a blackboard) was used way back in the 1980s in Department of Health AIDS notices on TV. It confused my mother, who had to have it explained to her.

          • GreenAlba June 13, 2023 at 6:35 am #

            youtube.com/watch?v=VYmURP_kZxw

          • Islander June 13, 2023 at 8:31 pm #

            Not to mention “jumper.”

  60. Pucker June 12, 2023 at 10:16 pm #

    Jarek may have been reamed out by a White Woman?

    Poor guy….

    That’s what happened to Don Cornelius of Soul Train.

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  61. Islander June 12, 2023 at 10:40 pm #

    Did someone mention forest fires?

    This is a remarkable video, with remarkable photos of big fires in CA that we have all heard of. Yet there is something very weird about these fires. Look at the photos taken by Robert Brame, a fire-forensic arborist:

    httpX://markcrispinmiller.substack.com/p/how-could-they-be-forest-fires-if

    it just so happens that some else sent me a very alarming video that explains the contents of a US Army project to develop better ways to SET FIRES for military purposes.

    Here is the video:

    Here is the US Army document. You will be shocked and horrified and also scared by what you read here:

    httpX://healthimpactnews.com/2023/the-u-s-militarys-history-of-using-forest-fires-as-a-weapon/

    httpX://www.geoengineeringwatch.org/documents/GeoengineeringWatch%20-%20Vietnam%20War%20Forest%20Fire%20As%20A%20Military%20Weapon.pdf

    • GreenAlba June 13, 2023 at 6:41 am #

      I read MCM’s article yesterday – scary stuff. It would seem that they can do absolutely anything to any of us anywhere – town or country.

      As I’ve mentioned before, 50% of households in my city live in Victorian or Georgian tenement buildings. They will be declared unfit for habitation according to Agenda 2030 building standards, as they are un-retrofittable. Will they leave them standing empty to decay or destroy centuries of still-functioning architecture? I’m guessing that if they leave them standing, dissenters will squat in them, trying to evade the 900,000 surveillance drones that are apparently planned to be flitting through UK skies.

    • Disaffected June 13, 2023 at 1:11 pm #

      Every dirty trick in the arsenal.

  62. beantownbill. June 12, 2023 at 10:55 pm #

    To everyone here: I apologize for speaking so nastily to some people, but for most everyone else, I respect and like you even though I may disagree with some of your points.

    Night Owl is a mean, vicious and intolerant person who vastly overestimates his intelligence. Jarek … well, you know.

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

      Yeah, you know Whites don’t have he right to have their own nations.

      • beantownbill. June 13, 2023 at 3:36 pm #

        Sure they do.

        • Jarek June 13, 2023 at 5:24 pm #

          Just not the ability since it’s been taken away by the Globalists.

    • Night Owl June 13, 2023 at 4:07 pm #

      Your nastiest speech was long before you began insulting anyone, Bill.

      Your nastiest speech involved telling the unvaccinated to get jabbed or be removed from society.

      Because you are a coward, Bill.

      And in coward fashion, you have posted your response away from the main thread.

      When you are gone, no one will care.

      • beantownbill. June 13, 2023 at 4:36 pm #

        Show me where I said the unjabbed should be removed from society. Are you hallucinating? You are a mixed up poor soul.

        • Night Owl June 14, 2023 at 10:33 am #

          You supported it all–merrily. All in the archive.

          Take another booster and rid us of your presence.

          • beantownbill. June 14, 2023 at 12:21 pm #

            Where and what in the archive? You always state one should provide evidence. Just stating “in the archive” is proof? Ok. I say you love to have sex with children. Proof? It’s in the archive.

            You can’t admit to yourself that you are a hater, that you just hate me and can’t let it go. A well-adjusted person would disagree with me instead of making a big to-do about one point.

            I would feel sorry for you except for the fact that not only are you mentally unbalanced, but you are mean and nasty, too.

          • Islander June 14, 2023 at 3:54 pm #

            Re “one point”

            Well, did you say that the unvaxxed should be incarcerated?

            Did you say that people should get the jabs?

            What ARE you apologizing about?

            Please clarify.

            Thanks.

          • Night Owl June 14, 2023 at 6:25 pm #

            I am not disagreeing with you, fucknuts.

            I am saying that when you die, no one will care.

            And this is deserved.

  63. beantownbill. June 12, 2023 at 11:04 pm #

    And I’d like to ask, why does getting “Q-ed” upset so many people? I have been a few times in the past 15 years, but I don’t get upset. It means the guy has read what I’ve written. Besides, he is a great story teller. And I know I’m a good writer, although age has dulled that tool a little. When you get old, it’s just not your intestines that fart, but also your brain.

    • Q. Shtik June 12, 2023 at 11:34 pm #

      Thanks bean.

    • Islander June 14, 2023 at 3:58 pm #

      It doesn’t “upset” people. There is a difference between “upset” and annoy, as by running a nail down a blackboard.

      Q’s correx are pointless and obnoxious. LIke a 10-year-old boy who insists on telling the same joke over and over, or pulling his sister’s pony tail.

      Consequence:
      Many readers here ignore Q as much as possible.

      But he pushes himself on them anyway with his constant stupid and usually incorrect “corrections.”

      • Q. Shtik June 15, 2023 at 1:04 am #

        Please show me some of my incorrect corrections.

  64. SpeedyBB June 12, 2023 at 11:06 pm #

    Now here is a bit of curious information, passing through my channel as part of the morning’s donkey work poofreading English-language copy:

    “Anticipated increase in Ukraine sunflower seed and rapeseed harvest will complicate edible oil market, keeping it bearish in the near term: sunflower oil is currently very cheap, even compared to CPO, depressed by weakened Ukrainian Hryvnia currency.”

    Now what to make of this, in the grander scheme? How come their currency is so feeble, with all them billions sloshing in from Uncle?

    • Paula D June 13, 2023 at 3:17 pm #

      Check out the videos of the elite partying in Kiev and Lvov.

      The billions are going there and in the mansions the elite are buying around the world.

      And then there is the part that goes up Zelensky’s nose.

  65. jim e June 12, 2023 at 11:21 pm #

    Quid est veritas? In it, Pontius Pilate questions Jesus ‘ claim that he is “witness to the truth”

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    • jim e June 12, 2023 at 11:28 pm #

      mAY i aNSWER?

      flat earth

      • SoftStarLight June 13, 2023 at 3:05 am #

        What?

  66. Pucker June 13, 2023 at 12:11 am #

    The Psychologist in the Mental Hospital’s recent report concludes that Norman Bates and his “Mother” were always being “Misgendered”….

    • Pucker June 13, 2023 at 12:14 am #

      When is the next televised “Miss Gendered America Pageant”?

    • SoftStarLight June 13, 2023 at 3:14 am #

      It doesn’t seem like that was in the movie Pucker lol. Another psychological report indicates that some people are simply struggling for their existences and others are unhappy with those struggles. Further in the report it says that people prefer to be labeled and packaged up like consumable goods. It’s late and i’m sleepy. good night

  67. TPTB-USA June 13, 2023 at 1:17 am #

    The election of Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. will get down to the business of “taking care of business”?

    Will the population at large be informed about the 2030/Great Reset/Build Back Better agenda that was activated several years ago?

    Will Kennedy and other presidential candidates inform the population and engage in discussions about this agenda, and the need for a new format for life? Will there be a call for public input?

    Will “Joe Biden” come to the realization that if he wants to get re-elected, that he will have to engage in this discussion?

    Will MSM come to the realization that their only hope for survival will be to engage?

    Jim, I hope you are right, and at this point, I do not see a better option.

    • TPTB-USA June 13, 2023 at 9:15 pm #

      I am sure that the silent majority would be both shocked and interested in a discussion that would make sense of all the nonsense.

      The deceit by “Joe Biden” and MSM would stink to high heaven, but it would also explain that dog eating sh** grin that the president wears.

  68. Q. Shtik June 13, 2023 at 1:22 am #

    I don’t usually think in terms of gay women (short hair, no makeup, no jewelry) having an orgasm but tonight on TV I believe Rachel Maddow was having one on national TV. Trump’s indictment within hours is the cause. It will almost make up for that horrible night back in Nov 2016.

    • MaryQueen June 13, 2023 at 7:36 pm #

      Now that is funny!

      • Islander June 14, 2023 at 10:28 pm #

        Agree!

  69. Q. Shtik June 13, 2023 at 1:53 am #

    Attention all Brits on this blog: Green alba, Slugoon, Pucker, others

    I’ve been watching another Netflix series titled Marchella. It’s a multiple mystery story where every character including the lead investigator appears to be potentially the (or, a) guilty party. This all takes place in England. Everyone, of course, has an English accent.

    Marchella is a white woman married to a black man named Jason and has two kids. He leaves her because he loves another woman who he’s been screwing for three years.

    There are other blacks as well and every body sounds by their accents as though they have been born and raised in England. So I have a question about these blacks with British accents.

    As you may or may not know, Blacks in the US can almost invariably be identified as Black if you happen to be talking to one you don’t know from Adam on, say, a random call to a customer service center.

    Howard Stern once did a bit on his radio show where random people were put on the phone with him and his job was to state whether, based on their accent, the person was Black vs other than Black. He was very accurate, failing only a couple of times.

    So my question is this: do black Brits (born and raised) have any distinctive accent/vernacular that easily distinguishes them from all other born and raised Brits of whatever race?

    • Q. Shtik June 13, 2023 at 1:54 am #

      multiple murder mystery

      • SoftStarLight June 13, 2023 at 2:52 am #

        You are thinking about accents and vernaculars when a multiple murder mystery is ongoing? What is literally happening right now?

    • Vegan Shark June 13, 2023 at 2:52 pm #

      Marcella, not Marchella, even though pronounced in the Italian way.

      • Q. Shtik June 14, 2023 at 11:11 am #

        Marcella, not Marchella, – Vegan

        ========

        Hoe DARE you correct my spelling!!

    • Slugoon June 13, 2023 at 3:35 pm #

      It’s not so much the accent as the timbre of the voice that sets them apart although in big cities there’s a vernacular particular to them as well. For example, ‘knife crime’ is pronounced ‘knaaaf craaam’. It’s a very lazy and ugly urban speak. And curiously, where black people dominate, the white youth take on the same way of speaking, innit.

    • Jarek June 13, 2023 at 5:12 pm #

      The timbre of the voice is different: deeper, softer. Racial, not cultural.

      • Slugoon June 13, 2023 at 5:22 pm #

        And if you’re listening on the radio, another tell is that it’s accompanied by a hard-luck story and/or allusion to waycism.

        • Jarek June 14, 2023 at 12:21 am #

          But they are really equal to us, right? Secretly?

          Appearances can be deceptive, but more often they’re revealing. You can tell a book by its cover for the most part – if you know books.

          • Slugoon June 14, 2023 at 4:25 am #

            Well, ‘equal’ is another argument but they’re certainly different, in both culture and attitude, however much the do-gooders deny it. The problem, of course, is that they are constantly being told they are oppressed, made out to be sainted, that they are special. Grossly overrepresented in TV and advertising. Combine that with all the affirmative action and it’s no wonder the race hustle just rumbles on and the hatred persists.

            Thing is though, Jar, after what I saw and experienced over Covid, I can’t even love my white brethren any more. I haven’t left my country but my country has certainly left me.

          • GreenAlba June 14, 2023 at 6:49 am #

            In fact, Slugoon, the black population, both here and in the US, was and is more wary of the jabs than the white population, mostly due to a learned suspicion, as a result of repeated historical testing of experimental drugs on them.

            That has to be some kind of intelligence.

          • Jarek June 14, 2023 at 12:24 pm #

            Well they certainly have street smarts. And they advocate on their own behalf. Whites are so far gone that they can’t even do that.

            You would be outraged if White Britons did any such thing.

            On the other hand, they tend to think ill of everyone, even people really trying to help them. Incapable of gratitude. And like cats, they distrust each other, knowing their own kind too well.

          • Slugoon June 15, 2023 at 11:51 am #

            You are quite correct, Alba, and at the time the vaccines were being pushed I said to my mum that it wouldn’t be mandatory because the Asians were avoiding it in large numbers, a political no-go. My thanks to them in a roundabout way.

            Jarek, I wouldn’t be outraged if white Britons stuck up for themselves. I’d love it, to feel a sense of identity again. We do seem too far gone but in the spirit of Jim’s post something will always be there in the background I think. We need a uniting cause and something to clear out the dead wood. A good civil war, maybe?! It’s a shame that the country has been demographically trashed in the 25 years since the Blair creature came in.

          • Jarek June 15, 2023 at 1:19 pm #

            Yes, as Hitler said, nations do not die from defeat in war but through the thinning out of their native blood.

            If Haitians went to Iceland, then that would be Haiti. A nation is the people not the geography, first and foremost, important as the latter may be.

            Thus the question arises: What to do with the millions of non-Britons in Britain? There is only one answer: Deport them as that glorious movie Children of Men portrayed.

            Madness you reply. Yes, yours is the sensible position, that of the “conservative” majority. Thus your nation is doomed.

            Were the Zionists sensible? No, they were mad – and thus the Attained.

    • Anthea June 13, 2023 at 7:34 pm #

      @ Q. Shtik:

      Oh, Q.! “loves another woman who he’s been screwing for three years”? It’s “whom” he has been screwing, etc.

      • Q. Shtik June 14, 2023 at 11:17 am #

        It’s “whom” he has been screwing, etc. – Anthea

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

        I never did understand the rules that govern the use of whom vs who. I simply go by what sounds right to me and in this case “who” sounds better than “whom.”

        • GreenAlba June 14, 2023 at 11:54 am #

          Subject/object.

          Nominative/accusative.

          This is my friend WHO is coming to the cinema with me.

          This is my friend WHOM I met at the cinema.

          ‘Who’ sounds right because the use of ‘whom’ is dying out and you’re used to hearing ‘who’ used everywhere instead.

          Personally, I’m more worried about digital ID than grammar these days, however.

          • Anthea June 14, 2023 at 1:09 pm #

            |”He leaves her because he loves another woman who he’s been screwing for three years.”

            There are three clauses here, that is, complete sentences, each with a subject, a verb, and an object. In the third clause, the subject is “he” (doer of the action), the verb is “has been screwing,” and the object is “whom” (the receiver of the action).

            So, as you would not say, “He has been screwing she,” you would not say, “who he has been screwing.” It’s word order that’s tripping you up. “Who” is at the beginning of the clause, where you would normally find the subject, but it’s been reversed for some reason having to do with its being a subordinate clause, which I don’t want to think about right now.

            The word order is most often reversed in an interrogative sentence. (A question.) “Whom has he been screwing?”

            Another case where people don’t use the objective case properly is in sentences using the “being” verbs, such as when you answer the phone and someone says, “Is this Q.?” and you reply, “Yes, it’s me.” You should say, “This is he,” because “he” is a predicate nominative–that is, it renames the subject (it), so it should be in the subjective case.

            I’d agree that “whom” and some other uses of the subjective/objective cases are disappearing from speech, but not from written English, especially formal written English.

            I think informal English is a perfectly acceptable thing, but formal English needs to be preserved. At one time, I got so lax about proper English, due to being always in the company of my country neighbors, that one of my daughters griped at me about it. It can get to where you sound like white trash, and it’s worse if you also look like white trash (wearing Carharts and smoking little cigars).

        • Jarek June 14, 2023 at 12:29 pm #

          Q, what was the name of that Jewish lady who used to school you in grammar? She taught poor kids in the Appalachians, hating the White ones and loving the Black ones.

          Like her, Alba has a classical foundation that you simply can’t match.

          Ditto Islander. Ditto Owl, if not based on classical learning, based on learning another language and thus much about language in general.

          • GreenAlba June 14, 2023 at 1:09 pm #

            I saw what you did there. I always do.

          • Q. Shtik June 14, 2023 at 1:28 pm #

            Q, what was the name of that Jewish lady who used to school you in grammar? – Jar

            ========

            I have no idea what you’re talking anent.

          • Jarek June 15, 2023 at 1:21 pm #

            Alba: Whatever I was “doing” (motive), I was also telling the truth. Would you prefer politically correct lies?

          • GreenAlba June 15, 2023 at 9:18 pm #

            You appear not to have been telling the truth (what a surprise) since Q has no idea what you are talking about.

    • Islander June 13, 2023 at 8:41 pm #

      I think the Black accent/tone is mostly a flag of class, at least in the USA.

      A couple of days ago I was on the bus and two black children, about 8 and 11, were sitting nearby.

      There was nothing whatsoever to differentiate their speech from that of two middle-class white girls.

      Perhaps this depends on the generational distance from the field or the ghetto. Perhaps in this case the parents were already totally middle class, and sent the children to private schools, or something.

      • Jarek June 13, 2023 at 11:50 pm #

        Possibly. Perhaps timbre is learned or cultural.

        Some low class Whites have a strange high pitched voice – totally different from male officer worker fags.

  70. SoftStarLight June 13, 2023 at 2:43 am #

    Thank you Mr. K!! I absolutely needed a big pick me up today and your hopeful tomes are like an elixir. I have started to get really upset about the power down situation which they are either planning to do or as you say will happen just due to a collapsing situation. Like, this age of Amazon deliveries is really good in one sense and it is literally terrifying to think that you won’t be able to order stuff online anymore. Although, if the grid goes down I do wonder if landline phones will still work if you can find them? Just trying to prepare for all of this is very overwhelming at points.

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  71. gustafson.robert.22 June 13, 2023 at 6:09 am #

    JHK believes energy and economic circumstances will dictate a scaling-back to pre-industrial-revolution economics, which is probably true in the short-term at least. In the longer term though, how does the center hold for anything like the nation-state agricultural-civilization model that has fully conquered the globe over the last 1000 years?

    For at least 1000, and probably more like 15,000 if not 500,000 years… a myth of seeming infinite material progress for humans has dominated. The (often demonstrably verifiable in the short term) faith in this myth spiritually sustained the populace through hardships and social inequalities necessary for civilization building. The “infinite progress” myth is now failing for good. What replaces it? I think much of the motivational infrastructure for civilization-building dies with the progress myth.

    Would another run at civilization-building be desirable? What will motivate humans when the progress myth has fully collapsed? I believe the motivational basis for human activity will shift fundamentally, towards much less materially ambitious, much more considered, contemplative and passive “civilizational” goals..

    • GreenAlba June 13, 2023 at 6:22 am #

      What you say suggests that the only ‘civilisation’ that can survive, in the absence of the progress myth, is a religious one, which provides the motivation to keep going in the absence of a belief in material improvement. It also helps prevent most people from topping themselves when things look hopeless.

      • gustafson.robert.22 June 13, 2023 at 7:22 am #

        True. I might put it that the current “progress-myth” religion will give way to a much revised religion.

        • GreenAlba June 13, 2023 at 8:14 am #

          The elites have a world religion in mind already. It isn’t either Christianity or Islam. The effort of working towards it is documented in the large tome, ‘False Dawn’.

          • GreenAlba June 13, 2023 at 8:15 am #

            Sorry, that went too soon.

            amazon.co.uk/False-Dawn-Religions-Initiative-Globalism/dp/159731000X/ref=sr_1_1

            “False Dawn: The United Religions Initiative, Globalism, and the Quest for a One-World Religion”

          • malthuss June 13, 2023 at 1:50 pm #

            The very rich [I wont use the term elites] are not a unified block.
            Even in Israel the jews are infighting.

          • Jarek June 13, 2023 at 11:51 pm #

            Is this what Catholicism is working towards then?

          • Anthea June 14, 2023 at 5:03 am #

            Cardinal Vigano has written a lot about the planned new religion. There was an article on Lew Rockwell’s site just a couple of days ago, but I can’t find it. But there are many other of his artices around, and several videos on this.

        • GreenAlba June 13, 2023 at 8:17 am #

          The Amish aren’t interested in material progress to any great degree, yet they get up every morning and get on with what needs to be done.

          • Disaffected June 13, 2023 at 10:51 am #

            Traditional cultures have proven to be reliably resistant to the religion of perpetual progress. That’s why the globalists are so intent on eradicating them. Western culture is in dire need of some industrial strength chill meds to slow down and regain it’s sanity. The influx of Hispanic culture from the south is a good omen, as they are still strongly traditional and family-oriented. Drug cartels and gangs aside, they assimilate well here for the most part.

          • Anthea June 14, 2023 at 5:06 am #

            That’s because the Amish lead meaningful lives with lots of human connection and lots of self-directed work. There is much joy in doing what needs to be done, doing it well, and doing it for the benefit of other people.

          • Jarek June 14, 2023 at 12:30 pm #

            Which people? Blacks? Immigrants? Ukrainians?

            No, their own people. Wow!

      • Islander June 13, 2023 at 2:16 pm #

        “What you say suggests that the only ‘civilisation’ that can survive, in the absence of the progress myth, is a religious one, which provides the motivation to keep going in the absence of a belief in material improvement. It also helps prevent most people from topping themselves when things look hopeless.”

        Well, the Founders and Framers were not so pessimistic.

        They actually thought that American citizens were capable of whatever it would take to make something of this country, and themselves. Whether that meant shoeing a horse, fouinding a college, inventing ingenious machinery to add value to raw materials of different sorts; etc.

        IN fact, in the early days of the colonies and the republic, the areas of the country with the poorest soil and the harshest conditions had the most advanced economies and trade.

        • GreenAlba June 13, 2023 at 2:51 pm #

          The vast majority of ordinary Americans were religious back then, so it’s impossible to guess how they’d have performed without the beliefs that were the background to their lives, even when they weren’t overtly ‘churchy’.

          But, in any case, they had every reason to believe the future would be better than the present, materially speaking. So it’s difficult to compare them with a jaded population that knows (or will know) that the only way is down.

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