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     What’s most appalling about the Twitter revelations of the Intel Community’s years-long strangle-hold on social media is not just the evil fuckery itself of the FBI, CIA, and others colluding to gaslight the US electorate, but the fact that there is no institution in the land that can intervene to adjudicate or discipline these rogue agencies. Nobody expects the FBI’s parent, the Department of Justice, to look into any of this.

     Not so many years ago, the force counter-balancing criminal misconduct in the government was the news media, even if the reporters and editors claimed to be on the political Left. Or, shall we say, especially if they were on the Left, because the Left in those days fervently championed free speech. Reporters of that long-ago day (Seymour Hersh, John Sack, and Michael Herr) would be out digging up the true facts of a big event — say, the US Military’s deadly blunders and scams in Vietnam — and editors would plaster screaming headlines about it on the front page: GENERAL SAYS “WE HAD TO DESTROY THE VILLAGE TO SAVE IT!” When the venerable news-spieler Walter Cronkite of CBS began to hint that the war was a fiasco, public opinion across the country shifted decisively against it.

     Of course, those crimes and sins were committed against people in distant lands. Now, the administrative weight of the US is rolling over its own citizens, and over the Constitution — and the news media is uniformly and enthusiastically in favor of suppressing the news about it. How that happened is one of several cosmic mysteries of our time, along with who exactly runs “Joe Biden,” and how did the many nations of Western Civ adopt in lock-step Covid-19 policies aimed at harming their own people?

      No reporter even of the alt.news division tried to get inside the head of New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet during the years of RussiaGate. Did he believe all that crap his paper was putting out? Now, you realize, it’s established fact (in the federal court record) that the Steele Dossier and everything spun off of it was a flim-flam confected by Hillary Clinton’s campaign. But even at the time, say 2017 to 2019, independent journalists were reporting the truth about it — for example, the FBI’s long-running fraud in the FISA Court — while The New York Times ardently inveighed against any emerging fact-pattern that broke through its wall of propaganda. The Times was showered with awards for that, including the Pulitzer Prize for its completely fallacious RussiaGate coverage.

      One easy answer is that The Times and many of its “legacy” cohorts — The WashPo, CBS, NBC, and ABC — have volunteered to be the public relations office of the Democratic Party, covering-up anything and everything the Party does against the public interest. And while that appears to be the case, it still doesn’t explain how these outfits became the enemies of truth itself, and by extension, enemies of reality.

     The easy answer to that is the psychological derangement provoked by Donald Trump when he entered politics, and the absolute fugue state of deranged fury that blossomed among the “elite” when Mr. Trump had the temerity to actually win a national election — since he was perceived to be the avatar of all the sub-human boobs dwelling in the Great Darkness between New York and Los Angeles.

     But that explanation has an odor of contrivance. Those benighted boobs were the very people who most deserved the Democratic Party’s sympathy, the folks who had toiled in the great factories, now shuttered and off-shored, who volunteered for America’s wars without complaint, who were suffering now in idleness and poverty. The party of Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman suddenly wanted to crush these “deplorable” people. Huh…?

      Could it be that the educated and creatives of the coastal cities — the thinking class, the politically active on the Left — had become so callous and arrogant as to dismiss the suffering “little people” they once worked to protect and defend — or had that also been an act? One thing for sure: the Democratic Party lost this group as core constituents and they had to search elsewhere for a voter base.

     Another thing had changed along the way: the Democratic Party became dominated by activist women, who exhibited two outstanding behavioral tendencies: they tended to make decisions on the basis of emotion… their feelings about this-and-that; and they were much more ruthless in political battle than men — their emotions eclipsed age-old principles, such as the idea of fair play. In short, they resorted almost automatically to dirty fighting.

     That is probably at the heart of what is most confounding and vexing about the great political division in America these days. We are under a vile spell of pervasive dirty fighting. Dirty fighters have no respect for reality or for principle; they do whatever they can do to win the fight. Bad faith is the order of the day. Hence, the battle over how elections will be conducted and who gets to vote. You can read about it in Monday’s (Dec 26th) New York Times, an above-the-fold story titled: Democrats, Feeling New Strength, Plan to Go on Offense on Voting Rights. (As long as it stays up.) The story says:

     Now it is Democrats, who retained all but one of the governor’s offices they hold and won control of state legislatures in Michigan and Minnesota, who are ready to go on offense in 2023. They are putting forward a long list of proposals that include creating automatic voter registration systems, preregistering teenagers to vote before they turn 18, returning the franchise to felons released from prison and criminalizing election misinformation.”

    Note the last three words. The Times boldly announces that opinion about elections should now be subject to criminal prosecution if it deviates from whatever the official story is — as determined by whom? Well, that would be a juridical apparatus controlled by the Democratic Party. Who else might it be? The Times doesn’t venture to say. You can also see that the Party doesn’t believe in any principle that states who or why somebody should be qualified to vote. Sign up people who manage to get a driver’s license, whether they are citizens or not. Sign up the convicted criminals and the children. Dirty fighting = dirty elections.

     This is the direction our country has been going in. I can offer only one note of consolation about what looks like a pretty demoralizing predicament: what you’re seeing is the end product of the late-stage in the life of a society. Obviously, it is ending badly. The catch is we are entering a new era of American life, an era of deep economic disorder, especially, that will go very hard on the nation, that will rearrange many of the social categories we now take for granted, that will compel people of all classes to pay attention to reality, to what actually works and who actually knows how to work what works. In that disposition of things, dirty fighting will be recognized for what it is.

    Perhaps the biggest part of that unspooling event will be the bankruptcy and the failure of the government in Washington, its consequent loss of legitimacy, and the end of its ability to control and harass the people who live under it. Think I’m kidding? Stand by now and wait for it.

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1,047 Responses to “What It’s Really About”

  1. Walter B December 26, 2022 at 9:53 am #

    Yes Jim, conspiracy IS the theory, the theory that our degenerate government and its insidious agencies of lies, deceit, and death utilize to assure that there is more for them and less for us. There is a short video on the Redacted introduction where Mike Pompeo States that while he was a cadet at West Point he lived under the Honor Code of “A cadet shall not lie, cheat, or steal or tolerate those who do”, and goes on to say that as director of the CIA he not lied, cheated and stole and even gave many classes on doing so, and then he chuckles about it.

    They sell out for wealth and have replaced God with money. I’ll bet they all erect Cashmas Trees in the living rooms every year. Damn their eyes!.

    • Walter B December 26, 2022 at 9:54 am #

      Not only.

    • Walter B December 26, 2022 at 10:08 am #

      I think they really have to come up with a new debunking line because conspiracy theory really doesn’t cut it anymore.

      Perhaps something in the line of “Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain”, or better yet, “Shut up and PAY!” Yeah, either of those might be more effective, or not. I think an awful lot of people know what is being done to them, they just know they cannot do anything about it, or they simply don’t give a fuck.

      Time to thin the herd.

      • hmuller December 26, 2022 at 12:52 pm #

        The FBI needs no help from conspiracy theorists in being discredited, despised, and reviled. They’ve managed that flawlessly all by themselves.

    • Walter B December 26, 2022 at 10:22 am #

      If too many women that have risen to positions of power in government, society and the American families are creating havoc following deceptive emotions, men have failed this nation miserably as well by not being men anymore. And I am not talking about toxic masculinity, but the strength to stand up for what is clearly right, moral and legal and instead, concentrating on the sexual baggage as either male, female or whatever it is they choose to pretend to be (Rachael Levine as a poster person, perhaps).

      The blame falls squarely on all of us, even if our host and many of us here appear to see through the magician’s trick. It falls on America and our demented society.

      • Beryl of Oyl December 26, 2022 at 10:29 am #

        A friend of mine, a very masculine person, was disgusted with so many of his otherwise very masculine friends when they told him how good they thought Caitlyn (fka Bruce) Jenner looked on that Vanity Fair cover.

        As if it was upping their social credit score or something, back when nobody even knew there was going to be such a thing.

        Ten year old boys like to agree with the mainstream opinion, hoping to appear smart to adults.

        I don’t know why so many adults do this now. Maybe they always did, and I just nevver noticed.

        • Walter B December 26, 2022 at 10:39 am #

          Far too many men are nothing more than life support systems for their penises, and will stick their dicks into anything that moves, and sometimes, things that don’t. Hugh Hefner realized this and profited greatly from it. He was arguably the father of the American sexual downfall.

          If he realized where it would lead, he probably would have joined a monastery and abandoned Playboy Mansion.

          Then again, probably not.

          • BackRowHeckler December 26, 2022 at 12:05 pm #

            And what a creep Hefner turned out to be. We don’t find out until after he’s dead.

          • Walter B December 26, 2022 at 12:17 pm #

            Playboy appeared to have started out putting beautiful picture out of beautiful women, but anyone who made the mistake of reading any of the horse shit that the articles contained as I did, dumped their deviant crap immediately. That rag may have been the originator of the “anything goes, nothing really matters, and no one really cares” mantra. It was all downhill from there. Didn’t they recently put a “questionable” individual on the cover and as a Plaything of the Year as well?

          • CrusherMuldoon December 26, 2022 at 12:20 pm #

            No, apparently most Amerio can men are content to stick their penii in their hands and concentrate on their computer screen

          • Walter B December 26, 2022 at 12:46 pm #

            Well Crusher, with the pitfall’s “hidden” dangers out there these days, that might be the wise, and certainly safer option.

          • Jarek December 26, 2022 at 12:47 pm #

            Yes, true – and everyone knows it. So instead of this, are you saying men should be in control of themselves, and thus be able to keep women under control?

            Or are you just repeating a truism to avoid the very politically incorrect point? Using the truth to hide a more controversial truth – the one Mr Kunstler brought up?

            Well you will certainly win points with the ladies for doing so. Why that matters is another question – especially when our country hangs int he balance.

          • Islander December 26, 2022 at 5:25 pm #

            Walter B:

            Men frailed both women and the country during the infantile “sexual revolution” of the sixties and seventies.

            They wanted and went crazy in a sexual free-for-all, instead of curbing their appetites and getting down the business of making commitments to being *loyal* mates to decent women and founding families.

            Basically millions of girls and young women were along for the ride, getting their emotions repeatedly smashed up along the way.

          • Islander December 26, 2022 at 5:26 pm #

            correction: failed.

        • Rowdypiglet December 26, 2022 at 11:03 am #

          “Ten year old boys like to agree with the mainstream opinion, hoping to appear smart to adults.

          I don’t know why so many adults do this now. Maybe they always did, and I just nevver noticed.”

          Beryl, you may not have noticed because up until recently the mainstream opinion with which they agreed was largely sane. It’s now so bizarrely divorced from reality that it’s impossible not to notice. And I think they’re no longer trying to appear smart, but simply trying to say, in effect, “I’ll say anything you tell me to say, tell any lie, no matter how at odds with reality. Please, just don’t hurt me.”

          • Walter B December 26, 2022 at 11:10 am #

            You are rowdy alright, and intelligent too.

          • JohnAZ December 26, 2022 at 11:39 am #


            If you compared the common sense intelligence of Joe Everyman today to fifty years ago, what would you get?

            IMHO, the “smarts” of the average American started down when the government took over education with the Department of Education.

            Add on the millions of “new Americans” at the border. What do you think the intelligence level is of these folks? Intelligence dilution.

            Just what the WEF, AKA the US government wants on both counts.


          • K-Chien December 26, 2022 at 12:38 pm #

            Video killed the radio star.

          • Paula D December 26, 2022 at 1:02 pm #

            Rowdy, my husband is watching The Caine Mutiny right now.

            I’m half listening and the plot is that the captain is crazy, but the brass covers up for him until he testifies for himself, and it is obvious he is nuts, so the brass admits it.

            That would never happen today. The entire media and brass all pretends that Joe Biden is completely competent and in charge, even though normal people can see for themselves he is not.

            I just looked it up. The Caine Mutiny was made in 1954, 68 years ago.
            It’s been a long slide down.

          • hmuller December 26, 2022 at 1:26 pm #

            Paula, it’s even worse. Most of Congress is nuts. They’ve given over 100 billion dollars (with no end in sight) to a little con man in a camo T-shirt, whom they compare to Churchill. Insanity!

          • Paula D December 26, 2022 at 1:47 pm #

            It seems to be a job requirement now.

            The media stars are also bonkers, as well as stupid.

            The clowns are running this circus.

          • Paula D December 26, 2022 at 1:47 pm #

            Or, Mary’s term is better – the squawking heads.

          • pyrrhus December 26, 2022 at 2:11 pm #

            In my experience, ten year old boys are more likely to question the narrative than adults….

        • hmuller December 26, 2022 at 1:14 pm #

          Beryl, you made me think of a curious fact of American life. Federal law and 40 state laws prohibit the Islamic surgical procedure known as “female circumcision” for anyone under age 18, recognizing that children can be pressured by parents into consent. And rightly so.

          Yet, if a 10 year old boy says he wants to be a girl, the response is “quick, haul out the hedge clippers before he changes his mind.” Anyone advocating a wait and see attitude is reviled as a bigot. Insanity!

          I would point out
          1) children have been known to change their minds.
          2) a child doesn’t understand what future sexual pleasure (gay or otherwise) he’s forfeiting by giving up his original equipment.
          3) is anything lost by waiting at least until age 18?

          • Paula D December 26, 2022 at 1:51 pm #

            I think that the brain isn’t capable of making such a decision until at least age 25.

            And really, if there were such a thing as “medical ethics” (which covid proved there isn’t), there would not be such a thing as “changing sex” promoted, since it is impossible to actually change sex, no matter how many parts are lopped off, or inserted, or how many drugs and hormones ingested.

            Nope, you’re still whatever sex you were when your daddy’s sperm hit your mommy’s egg, back then when they were still getting along.

          • Beryl of Oyl December 26, 2022 at 1:53 pm #

            The boys don’t give up the equipment like they used to.

            As far as the reasons for not waiting, Dr. Oz explains:


            I remember San Franciso tried to ban circumcision of male infants, but a court stopped them.

          • Alfred December 26, 2022 at 2:33 pm #

            It is really, really sad that many people like yourself spread such trash about Islam.

            Female circumcision is NOT a component of the Islamic faith. It is a cultural phenomenon rooted in superstition.

            Now that you know the truth, please stop spreading this lie.

          • hmuller December 26, 2022 at 3:34 pm #

            Alfred, I realize female circumcision is not a requirement of the Koran. Many aspects of Christianity are not mandated in the Bible.

            But as cultures develop, certain customs and beliefs are added. Some but not all Islamic parents want their daughters “altered” in a way which will deny them sexual pleasure – which no decent woman would want. Sexual pleasure is for men.

            Since you’re an expert on the issue, Alfred, what percentage of Islamic girls would you say undergo the procedure? I wouldn’t want to guess and be labeled “a liar” yet again.

          • Paula D December 26, 2022 at 3:55 pm #

            Wikipedia gives numbers, but I don’t know the percentage.
            ”Female genital mutilation (FGM), also known as female genital cutting, female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) and female circumcision,[a] is the ritual cutting or removal of some or all of the external female genitalia. The practice is found in some countries of Africa, Asia and the Middle East, and within communities abroad from countries in which FGM is common. UNICEF estimated, in 2016, that 200 million women in 30 countries—Indonesia, Iraq, Yemen, and 27 African countries including Egypt—had been subjected to one or more types of FGM.[3]”

            And slicing off newborn boy’s penises is equally barbaric, of course.

          • Islander December 26, 2022 at 5:43 pm #


            I was thinking about this myself.

            Genital mutilation of women in Third World countries (and among immigrant communities elsewhere) is decried as an abomination. And it is. There has been a lot of activism among mainly feminists to outlaw these practices.

            So whot hoppened????

            Where are the foes of genital mutilation that is taking place in established medical institutions and clinics on the territory of the USA? What about the disgusting practice of circumcision in both hospitals and Jewish synagogues, etc.? That this is still accepted both shows the power of a minority in this country and paves the way for expanded acceptability of more types of genital mutilation.

            Plus of course mutilation of the whole physical system via hormones. Let’s not even talk about the brain-fuckery that makes this all look acceptable and even desirable.

            Wilful wrecking of machinery that ain’t broke is not “therapy.” It is mutilation.

            Mutilation is mutilation, no ifs, ands, nor buts.

          • Alzaebo December 26, 2022 at 8:54 pm #

            This is why the mark of Shechem is done: it works. It breaks minds and breaks society.

            Nits in America point to some quack in the 1880s who had personal issues.

            They cannot explain how a nonmedical foreign practice became routine in American hospitals after WWll, paid for by insurance.

            The hallmark of GM societies is that they are hysterical. Our men are emasculated, our women hostile.
            In the MENA, Submission reigns.

          • Alzaebo December 26, 2022 at 9:02 pm #

            We are supposed to learn morality from people who torture babies.

            In Islam, the boys get the full experience when they are 7.
            Girls, at whim.

            Now, free, nonbankrupt Iceland finally allowed its first rabbi. His crusade? Making circumcision legal.

            The result? Within the year, tiny Iceland had its first boatloads of Syrian immigrants.

          • Alfred December 27, 2022 at 9:01 am #

            I claim no expertise in any aspect of my life, so you can keep your facts and figures and the inferences you draw from them.

            A wise man once said to me, don’t judge Islam by the behavior of Muslims. Judge the behavior of Muslims by Islam.

            I would invite you to do the same.

          • Paula D December 27, 2022 at 11:27 am #

            Circumcision in the US has nothing to do with religion.

            It was sold to parents as a way to stop masturbation by removing the sensitive tip of the penis. They thought that the lack of feeling would dissuade hairy palms.

            That became obviously untrue, proven by millions of boys, so then they switched to ‘it keeps the penis clean’.

            Now it’s just habit. People do it without knowing why they do it, they just assume it’s necessary. And they are accustomed to the look of butchered penises, so they prefer that look.
            It’s custom.

          • SpeedyBB December 27, 2022 at 9:49 pm #

            Don’t forget the couple of hundred bucks tagged onto the tab by the enterprising hospital for genital mutilation, Paula. “We do it to ALL the male infants, as a matter of hygiene!” clucks Nurse righteously.

            In my family (good ole Texas boys) only my younger brother got cut, and I never learned why.

            The rest of us got off without it, and without realizing our narrow escape.

            A very close friend from college daze (University of Texas at Austin, early- and mid-1960s), had divorced and was intent on remarrying in his 50s. The new bride (also high-mileage) took one look and shrieked “If you don’t cut that thing it’s never going inside me”.

            Suppressing my anger at hearing this, I asked politely “I presume that she got into the spirit and got herself carved up as well.”

            Crickets, obviously. And this from a guy who prides himself on being a “skeptic”.

            Just want to note here that circumcision in an adult male is an extremely painful, slow-healing and often-subject-to-infection operation. My expat colleagues and friends here in mostly-Muslim Indonesia have told the tale.

            One fart smeller was stunned when a prospective father-in-law said “You marry my daughter, you become Muslim.”

            Sure, fine, whatever. [Clearly not concerned about branding.]

            “And you have to get yourself purified, through circumcision.”


            Fella thought a bit, closed the door, pulled the skin back, wrapped Willie up tight in a bandage and soaked it in chicken blood.

            “Here you go. I’ve done it” he grumbled to new father-in-law, thrusting the grisly object in the old man’s face.

            “Yes, fine, get that outta here” the old man squeaked, backing off.

            Case closed. The woman? Local women are so ignorant about sex they’d never tell the difference.

            Long-time Jewish pal: “The only way to lose a foreskin is to wear it off”.

          • Paula D December 28, 2022 at 10:45 am #

            Wow, Speedy, I can’t believe your friend would go through such a thing for a dumb ignorant girlfriend.
            Lucky you, for escaping it.
            I would say that although newborns may have a low rate of infection (it does happen though), it is also very painful for them. It’s just that they can’t talk and tell anyone. You can hear them screaming though, as it’s done, and then every time they urinate when it is still raw.

            I used to work with a doctor who was a conscientious objector, but sometimes the parents would insist on mutilating their baby.
            What he did was agree to do it as long as the father watched.
            Only one father watched the procedure to completion (probably an asshole in many ways).
            The rest stopped him as the preparations commenced, which involves strapping the naked infant to a plastic device that includes tying down their arms and legs. This alone freaks them out. After all, they have been in a fetal position for months. Having their arms and legs stretched and restrained is painful and scary.
            Plus, it looks a lot like a crucifixion. What normal man would want to crucify his newborn son?

      • Hereward the Woke December 26, 2022 at 11:42 am #

        Agreed, Walter. Most modern men are pathetic. And no amount of rugged facial hair and tattoos can hide the fact.

        • Jarek December 26, 2022 at 12:50 pm #

          And what about modern women?

          • Hereward the Woke December 26, 2022 at 1:00 pm #

            Most of them are pretty pathetic too.

          • sonnyL December 26, 2022 at 7:05 pm #

            What about modern women? They would rather have multi-colored 3″ nails, emulate Kim Kardashian and Beyonce, stay on Facebook and Tik Tok 12 hours a day than learn to spell, speak and attain a work ethic that we regarded as necessity. They regard it as inconvenience and distraction from the hedonism Hollywood has heaped on them.
            HOW can we possibly expect them to produce better people than themselves?

        • sonnyL December 26, 2022 at 6:43 pm #

          In my day, they called it ‘pussy whipped’ and it’s incredibly worse now. Young men have become sociological whipping boys for the the college knighted idiotic young women who consider themselves socialist Joans of Arc. Kunstler mentions women in the article as the defining force of divisive politics. He’s RIGHT!. These so-called educated pied pipers of the frustrated jealous professors in higher education roles, have corrupted young womens minds (and morals)

      • niner December 26, 2022 at 12:04 pm #

        i think the birth control pill combined with the TV screens in every home were the 2 fateful technologies which formed the big switch. an actual cultural switch on/off.

        we did not know what was being switched on at the time, we just celebrated what was being switched off.

        pregnancy. which affected men almost as much as women. there were forced marriages in my own family. actually, i was the object of one such. as i was conceived before the pill.

        and my father had the worse of it.

        i don’t know what we can do about either the digital-image switch or the pregnancy switch.

        if Mr. Kunstler would offer some suggestions, he could be very helpful.

        without babies to tie us down, or even the threat of babies, however wonderful, our other nature escaped.

        and if birth control methods didn’t occasionally fail, (ahem), there would be even fewer babies.

        i don’t know what to do about this. maybe the best we can hope is a failure of tech, because it is western tech which has done this to us.

        either that or a conquest by the mohammedans, of greatest dread.

        we would all have to give up our minds in order to have babies again.

        i’d rather give up tech.

        • Rowdypiglet December 26, 2022 at 1:12 pm #

          The secondary benefit of having children, whether wanted or otherwise, is that you became someone’s parent and, for most, that meant you rose to a minimal level of adulthood. At least, you had the responsibilities of an adult and there was societal disapproval to face if you refused to rise to the occasion.

          Also – there were rewards of a kind that many people can’t even imagine now. I can’t help recalling the scene described to me by my grandfather, of the family gathered together at the bedside of my dying g-grandfather. Everyone there had profound love, respect, and gratitude for the old man and could barely imagine life without him. His was a hard life well and honorably spent, surrounded by those who loved him.

          Since then, it has become an admired goal not to become an adult but to remain a permanent adolescent – with all the irresponsibility and puerility that implies. There are no rites of passage because that would imply increasing levels of accomplishment and growth rather than what we now have: a long and pointless slide down to an undignified and ludicrous end. What could be sadder than the embarrassingly indulgent plastic surgeries of aging “celebrities” that reek of desperation and refusal to face reality?

          • sonnyL December 26, 2022 at 6:49 pm #

            You pen………it has become an admired goal not to become an adult but to remain a permanent adolescent….
            Watch out when the emotional bill has to be paid. Most under 40’s have not a clue about maturation, responsibility and/or moral balance. Hedonism rules America thanks to Hollywood, lazy parents and politicians that are the biggest whores in the history of civilization

          • TPTB-USA December 26, 2022 at 8:52 pm #

            Stepping into the adult world seems to be a major obstacle at this point in time.

            Do you think it is a result of the game being played-out, a modified format for life, the players gaming the system, a lifetime of conditioning, and more players than opportunity?

            Might as well throw in disparity, where the new players will never be able to catch the old money without generational help?

          • Anthea December 27, 2022 at 9:00 am #

            @ Rowdypiglet:

            Families are little communities and the basis of larger communities. If they are healthy families, they are little communities of people who value each other and care for each other. They are people who understand you at a deep level and who have got your back. (Unhealthy families–not so much.)

            Finding ones place in the community provides a sense of self. “Finding yourself” as a young adult is mostly a matter of finding a role of importance in relation to other people.

            Having children, and thus starting your own family, is a way of creating your own community and a set of close personal relationships.

            This is actually the main thing that matters in life.

            Most friendships, especially when there is a group of several friends, recreate family relationships and operate as surrogate families. At least that has been my experience. (Often, in groups of friends, you can identify who is the mom, who is the big sister, who is the little brother, etc.)

            That’s why people have friends: to create community and quasi-family relationships.

            One of my gay male friends once told me that if you’re a woman, you can have a baby and “You’re not alone any more.” This option isn’t available to men.

            We all spend much of our lives on a quest not to be alone any more.

          • Anthea December 27, 2022 at 9:55 am #

            @ TPTB-USA:

            One of the main things prolonging adolescence is the public school system and the colleges. What they basically do is chain children and young people to chairs to keep them from engaging with the real world and developing real-world skills and real-world relationships. For the most part, the kids are just warehoused with peers of the same age, with a few adults who act primarily as prison guards. The main effect of this arrangement seems to be to inspire them to engage in various types of petty rebellion against “the guards” and in social-dominance behaviors among themselves. They are apt to spend their days defacing desks and materials, throwing spitballs, having food fights, and bullying their peers–and seeking social status by mimicking celebrities and owning some “bling.” So you get pretty much the opposite of good socialization.

            Adulthood is a state of life in which a person is useful and valuable to other people and takes responsibility for other people and for meeting the needs of other people. School delays this process by decades, and often permanently.

            Kids should be given responsibilities in their families as soon as they can walk. Kids love to help and will absolutely bloom when they are allowed to do so.

            Once when a family of friends was staying with me, I asked the 5-year-old to help me dig sweet potatoes. Every time she found one, she displayed it proudly. We also picked berries. Once when I was loading up at the end of the day at the farmers’ market, the five-year-old girl in the next booth insisted on helping me put things away in boxes. She was so proud to be helping!

            One of my daughters once said that when you don’t let kids help with chores, the message you are sending them is, “You don’t need me. I am not important. You don’t trust me.”

          • Paula D December 27, 2022 at 11:37 am #

            Three of my friends in high school “had to get married” when they were 16.
            This expression is no longer used, but it referred to when a boy knocked up a girl and their parents forced them to get married. They both dropped out of school (no pregnant girls allowed) and the boy got a job to support them all.

            This is no longer possible. There are no jobs that a high school drop-out can get that will support a family.
            Hence, the much lamented ”drop in morals”.

            But which came first, the drop in wages or the drop in morals? I think it was the drop in wages, as well as the outsourcing of jobs that paid well for high school dropouts, or even high school graduates. No parents of today would expect a 16 y.o. boy to support a family.
            The young people of today are told that if they don’t have a college education they do not deserve a living wage.
            Hence, colleges full of unqualified children busily racking up lifelong debt to the bankers, and no young marriages.

          • TPTB-USA December 27, 2022 at 3:12 pm #

            @ Anthea:

            [[Kids should be given responsibilities in their families as soon as they can walk. Kids love to help and will absolutely bloom when they are allowed to do so.

            Once when a family of friends was staying with me, I asked the 5-year-old to help me dig sweet potatoes. Every time she found one, she displayed it proudly. We also picked berries. Once when I was loading up at the end of the day at the farmers’ market, the five-year-old girl in the next booth insisted on helping me put things away in boxes. She was so proud to be helping!

            One of my daughters once said that when you don’t let kids help with chores, the message you are sending them is, “You don’t need me. I am not important. You don’t trust me.”]]

            This struck a nerve. When my wife was 5 years old, she would go to work with her mom at a high end restaurant where she was a waitress, and my wife’s job was to go around and fill the customer water glasses. She became a top notch waitress, and was quickly promoted to head waitress wherever she chose to work.

            In regard to this discussion, as Paula D implied, I don’t think the opportunities are prevalent and present themselves as they had in the past. Thus the importance of finding, and establishing oneself in a community of moral productive people.

        • SpeedyBB December 27, 2022 at 9:57 pm #

          Niner, I can never peel a roll of Saran-wrap without musing on how desperate horny young fellows used to resort to it as a condom when no pharmacy would sell them one.

          Not that long ago either. And not a very sure-fire solution to wriggly Sparky Spermcell finding its devious way into the fertile nether regions.

          Who would have imagined back in those righteous, sanctified days of the 1950s that pregnant 13-year-olds in Junior High School would become a common sight? (Never heard of any of their [mostly-dusky] sperm donors ever being prosecuted for ‘child abuse’ either, as a matter of fact).

          That ancient American morality so longed-for by so many of our fellow mummies here on CFN had its dark side, as well.

      • redrock December 26, 2022 at 12:54 pm #

        Rachael Levine yes, an admiral. Time was when an admiral was a short guy in khakis chomping a cigar, had an armada and spent his time deciding who or what to destroy first. His first name was BULL and when he stepped aboard ship it shook and so did every sailor on board. Now to see the pathetic semblance of a human being Rachael with that esteemed rank you know the game is over and we have succumbed to the ignorance that prevails. To gaze upon Rachael is to see the mental illness that pervades our society. I give up.

        • Hereward the Woke December 26, 2022 at 1:01 pm #

          Can we not play their game? His name is Richard Levine.

        • hmuller December 26, 2022 at 1:20 pm #

          At least they fired Brinson. Though not for his sexual pecadillos, but for being a common luggage thief. Some administration?!

          • sonnyL December 26, 2022 at 6:59 pm #

            ‘Administration’ posits administering. Bidens cabal of gays, trannies, Blacks, cacklers, obfuscaters, touchy feely virtuosos ADMINISTER jack ***t.
            In baseball parlance, I am rounding 3rd base and ‘heading home’ , watching the politics of the USA since Eisenhower and have never witnessed a more inept anti-American immoral bunch of traitors in all my years.

        • sonnyL December 26, 2022 at 6:53 pm #

          And the pussified media, college professors and woke White women extol the abberation that we, all relatively normal human beings, know is biologically, morally and physically reprehensible. It may be the 2nd biggest scam/hoax perpetrated on the American public since Global warming/cooling/changing/masturbation.

      • redrock December 26, 2022 at 12:56 pm #

        My reply is way down below Walter

      • MaryQueen December 26, 2022 at 1:39 pm #

        Well said, I agree.

      • Kay December 26, 2022 at 6:33 pm #

        What do we expect when 30-year-old men have the testosterone levels of an 85-year-old male? The attack on men is also physical, mental, and emotional. They are fighting and doing it with severe physical handicaps.

        Most American women are lost. They are so marinated in toxic doctrines that it makes them bind. American men must cut the bad ones out and find new partners with foreign ladies that haven’t been tainted. In the UK, the marinated feminists go to Thailand and pay for a young Thai man’s company. They refused to get married and have kids. The only thing they have going for them is poor, young Thai males with whom they must pay for relationships. Americans must find a better way to raise daughters. We are doing them a great dis-service with the current trends. We need to do a better job.

      • EdD December 27, 2022 at 11:33 am #

        “The blame falls squarely on all of us, even if our host and many of us here appear to see through the magician’s trick. It falls on America and our demented society.”

        Blame yourself, but leave others out of it. I don’t accept the blame you’re placing on everyone. Only a TV addicted dolt would assume that everyone is guilty of studiously ignoring evidence that the media is lying about everything, just because the media says so.

        This shit was done TO us, not BY us.

        Go stand in front of the mirror and practice blackpilling your fellow man. You obviously need more practice.

      • Wizard of the Saddle December 30, 2022 at 8:07 am #

        The men have largely been pussyfied by divorced single mom’s who ran off the male father figure in the home. Then the witches of the communist teacher’s unions get ahold of the young boys and pump them full of Ritalin and continue the pussyfication process. Finally, female bosses and HR crones pussyfy men in the workplace and the entertainment industry depicts men as bumbling idiots and women as super-females who are all-knowing, and all-powerful and who can whip Arnold Schwartzeneggar with their little pinkies.

        Is it any wonder that this country is failing to produce men who cannot stand up to the harpy hordes anymore? Those testosterone levels aren’t plummeting in our society for no reason. Environmental factors also in play with food, drugs, toiletries, etc, as well decreasing male testosterone.

        Add the oppression of .gov – now filled with deranged females in the Deep State and in elective offices and it’s nigh well hopeless.

        The only MEN I blame for this current mess are the confident bastards a century ago who mistakenly thought they could give the little ladies the vote and that it would be of small consequence. Boy were THEY mistaken.

  2. happiface December 26, 2022 at 9:56 am #

    ww 3 soon so none of this will matter..usa/nato are insane

    • Beryl of Oyl December 26, 2022 at 10:30 am #

      That’s why they want it so bad. The ultimate cover.

      • Paula D December 26, 2022 at 11:01 am #

        War as a way to wipe out debt.

        Only when the winning country controls the banks, though.

        Russia and the UK just recently paid off their WW2 debts to the US, and they were on the same side!

        I think the bigger reason they are pushing nuclear war is that they want Russia’s resources.

        Will Kill For Oil, as they say.

        • Rowdypiglet December 26, 2022 at 11:08 am #

          I’m surprised at how many people really think we can beat Russia. Apparently they don’t remember WW2. Russia has everything with which to beat us into submission, and the only reason they haven’t yet done so is that Putin is showing a reasonable, adult desire not to wreck the world. They have resources, they have allies, and most of all they have a population that isn’t weak, corrupt, and degraded. How can we be this stupid?

          • Walter B December 26, 2022 at 11:35 am #

            Napoleon was unfortunate in having to learn the “do not invade Russia” lesson the hard way, and it destroyed him. Hitler was either insane or simply stupid in not learning that same lesson, and it destroyed him and the German nation as well.

            Joe Biden is clearly brain dead, so he has an excuse, but the Nazi’s that own him should know better. It appears that they are attempting to utilize patsies instead of their own to test the theory. I have come to believe that those Brownshirts that America assimilated in Operation Paperclip are hell bent on revenge of the WWII loss to the Soviets, and that they appear to be willing to sacrifice everything in their blind lust for revenge.

            Money may be the motivator to keep the American sellouts onboard, but clearly there is far more evil at the heart of this insanity.

          • JohnAZ December 26, 2022 at 11:51 am #

            Walter B

            What is it called when you try the same thing, over and over and expect to get a different result?


            An adder, think about the Trump campaign and WH days as just another Avenue by the Deep State, esp. MIC, to attack Russia. Russia gate, BS. , Ukraine impeachment, BS. First impeachment centered on Russia, BS. Bill Barr, BS.

            Russia is not an innocent angel, but we have surpassed them in evil. Hitler fought a proxy war in Spain to test out his weapons, is there any difference with Ukraine?

          • niner December 26, 2022 at 12:17 pm #

            i believe the true object of this game, is to destroy the USA.

            russia and china are objects of material desire–all those resources and slaves.

            but until we are destroyed — the new world order, the great reset, the global corporate feudal empire — is at risk.

            we are the lever. we are the only remaining force which can take them down, or at least stalemate them.

            we are the 300, and if we can’t do it, no one can.

          • K-Chien December 26, 2022 at 12:37 pm #

            Hitler needed the oil.

          • Jarek December 26, 2022 at 12:57 pm #

            The Russians were massing on the border of German controlled Poland. The Plan was always for the Americans and British to attack from the West and the Russian Communists to attack from the East. So you think Hitler should have just waited around for this to happen? Fight on German soil if he didn’t have to? One can criticize his tactics, but not his strategy of course.

            Against the dark forces of Capitalist/Communist materialism, Germany never stood a chance – unless they had the time to develop ultimate weapons. Wisely from their pov, they didn’t give him the time. Also given the economic miracle he had pulled off, they had to take him down before other peoples adopted National Socialism of their own accord.

          • redrock December 26, 2022 at 1:29 pm #

            Think about a well oiled Hitler. K-Chien

          • workingclasshero December 26, 2022 at 1:55 pm #

            I think the U.S. and 1/2 of NATO could clean up the western 1/3 of The Russian Federation within about 6 months and have allot of support from turncoat neo-liberal Russians in that military/political process. I hope I’m wrong but people way overestimate Russia and China’s abilities against the military, economic and soft power capacities of the U.S. led West.

          • SW December 26, 2022 at 3:39 pm #

            @ niner — The plan is the destruction of the US and the pieces were all put in place by Clinton. NAFTA did in fact create a “sucking sound” as jobs left, the groundwork for the destruction of the financial system was put in place by his financial elves (Greenspan, Larry Sommers and Rubin) and there hasn’t been a murmur of reinstating the Glass-Steagel wall, and Bill posing as Everyman from Arkansas, feeling all of our pain, duped many a trusting and honest soul into keeping him in office for 8 years. The effects of what he had actually done to pave the way for our impoverished didn’t hit until years later.

            @ Walter — A fool never learns. The Russians have no intention of being invaded and have stated quite clearly they plan on defending their homeland. Napoleon and HItler should give NATO pause on that score but for some reason, they think history won’t repeat itself.

          • hmuller December 26, 2022 at 3:53 pm #


            It remains to be seen how effective the woke, transvestites of NATO can be when angered by the catcalls of Russian men.

            But please don’t refer to the devastation of war as “cleaning up an area”. It demeans our humanity to say: ‘”Oh boy, did we clean up Dresden, and Hiroshima positively glowed with good sanitation.”

            “Ethnic cleansing” is another odious term.

          • Alzaebo December 26, 2022 at 8:07 pm #

            I have to say Walter B startled me with the Paperclip Nazis idea.
            I hadn’t thought of that aspect before.

        • Socrates-Detroit December 26, 2022 at 7:47 pm #


          Are you an Army of Marine vet perhaps?

          I don’t think the US can win this war, any more than it could win Vietnam.

          In Vietnam, the US instigated the war, then prolonged it. The US government ensured the pointless death of 59,000 Americans, the mental and/or physical maiming of hundreds of thousands of GIs, and even worse, the death of millions of Vietnamese.

          The US govt instigated this war, and is prolonging it. It won’t win. Here is just one report I place great stock in, for my fellow CFNers who are interested, from Col Douglas McGregor


          • Anon1970 December 26, 2022 at 8:47 pm #

            Your link does not open. Check your typing.

          • hmuller December 26, 2022 at 11:03 pm #

            And yet, no lessons were learned from Vietnam. Later, there were the useless and disastrous middle east interventions which clearly left the people there worse off. Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, Yemen, (now Ukraine.)

            Meanwhile, America was drained of some blood and much treasure. As the saying goes “it was too stupid to be stupid”. It was part of the deliberate destruction of American power – deliberately drained into quagmires.

            Notice how the American upper classes and thinking elite have no interest in opposing war. With no draft it’s the poor who enlist to be chewed up in these globalist-banker conflicts.

            And somebody needs to bitch slap little Lindsey Graham if he starts fuming again about killing Putin with his flying fists of fury.

        • Alzaebo December 26, 2022 at 7:55 pm #

          Dang. There I was, on the street corner, with a cardboard sign that said Will Golf For Food.

      • Hereward the Woke December 26, 2022 at 11:43 am #

        Exactly. Lots more truth will emerge in 2023 about the death shot and other DS activities. But it will be overshadowed – literally – by mushroom shaped clouds, unless there are some sane minds in the Pentagon.

        • JohnAZ December 26, 2022 at 11:55 am #

          Just a comment.

          If you conduct a proxy war that demonstrates that “boots on the ground” no longer works, what do you do?

          Duck and cover.

        • Uncle Bob December 26, 2022 at 12:36 pm #

          From friends in the military, the sane officers were cashiered by Obama for not meeting his standards of inclusivity. That’s why so many flag officers made a big stink about Trump: he wanted to restore traditional military elan, and they would have none of it because their careers would end. Because “Biden” “won,” their careers were saved, ti the detriment of the country.

          • Beryl of Oyl December 26, 2022 at 1:06 pm #

            That’s what someone told me was one of Trump’s major mistakes- trusting that he would have support from the generals because of his support for the military, and perhaps because of his patriotism as well.

          • Alzaebo December 26, 2022 at 8:19 pm #

            Over at the Conservative Treehouse, Sundsnce observes that Obama’ / Hillary’s Egyptian Arab Spring was a beta test of the BLM insurrection.

            He points out that 2020 is not only a carbon copy of 2011, but that it was run by literally the same people.


            The beta test showed that the military could foil Intel’s color revolution, as they’ve done in Egypt, Brazil, and Peru.

            So, they took two election cycles to overturn the command brass with sycophants.

          • Alzaebo December 26, 2022 at 8:22 pm #

            At Treehouse, part one:

            httpx://theconservativetreehouse (dot)com/blog/2022/12/20/twitter-file-release-8-evidence-showing-pentagon-state-dept-using-twitter-for-propaganda-release-curated-to-protect-barack-obama/

            Part two:

          • Paula D December 27, 2022 at 11:51 am #

            Before Jan. 6th, the squawking heads and the democrats constantly talked about Charlottesville, where a girl was killed by a man in a car who drove like a professional driver and backed out of there like he was in the Indy 500.
            They then blamed a bespectacled autistic boy for the hit and run and spent the next four years screaming about white supremacist domestic terrorists, and how Trump said they were good people.

            As it happens, a video was taken of the scene and the first interviews were given by a man who had worked for the Clinton State Dept on the Kony 2012 psy ops, in which they had put out a viral video (because they can make videos go viral) blaming the deaths and destruction of the Congo war (otherwise completely ignored by the media) on one man. Said man had already moved on, but facts don’t matter in psy ops.
            This was then used to get US troops into the Congo and surrounding countries. You know, to “protect” the natives (from the country which had started and armed the war in the first place. Cobalt, don’t you know.)

            What are the odds that that same man would be at that particular rally (which was organized, IIRC, by a former Democrat)?
            And what are the odds that he would be filming on a side street as someone drove a car into the crowd?
            And what are the odds that he would give the official story so quickly and efficiently?

            I’d say the odds were pretty, pretty good.

  3. chopper December 26, 2022 at 10:01 am #

    We will not need to wait long. Once the checks stop chaos will overtake all control presently exercised by governments large and small
    Don’t weep for me USA.

  4. Ishabaka December 26, 2022 at 10:04 am #

    “Another thing had changed along the way: the Democratic Party became dominated by activist women” – I’ve been saying for a while now that since the turn of the millennium the USA has become Estrogen Nation. “Safety first”, “Feels over reals”, Neurosis Nation, as national testosterone levels circle the drain. And speaking of neurosis, half the population seems to have come down with a bad case of PTSD – Post Trump Stress Disorder – which seems to be permanent.

    • JohnAZ December 26, 2022 at 10:51 am #

      Estrogen nation

      Please Google Estrogen Dominance to get the story. Another substance of the nutrition poisoning in the world.

      Two theorized symptoms+ one maybe

      Beta males with low sperm counts.

      Low sperm counts

      Potential LBGTQ.

      • Islander December 26, 2022 at 6:08 pm #

        Soy is an estrogen mimic.

    • Jarek December 26, 2022 at 12:59 pm #

      Yes, free speech is a masculine virtue. Women always want to feel comfortable – and thus hate being challenged. If they can silence the challenger, they will – by means howsoever foul.

      • Hereward the Woke December 26, 2022 at 1:04 pm #

        So how do you explain that just as many women have spoken out against the Covid evil as men? For every Robert Malone there is a Simone Gold. You need to get out and meet women, Jarek, so you have an idea of what you are thinking about.

        • Paula D December 26, 2022 at 1:45 pm #

          Those restraining orders make it difficult for him.

        • MaryQueen December 26, 2022 at 1:47 pm #

          Jarek hates just about everyone, so all his views stem from there.

          • Walter B December 26, 2022 at 3:37 pm #

            Ignore it and it will cease to exist.

          • SW December 26, 2022 at 3:48 pm #

            Is Fauci a female? Or maybe he wasn’t to blame at all for the horrible mess he created and was actually taking orders from his wife.

            Is Sam Bankman-Freid a female? Or maybe he was taking orders from his odd-looking girl friend who only pretended to like him to steal all the money.

          • Jarek December 26, 2022 at 5:17 pm #

            More vicious hatred from Walter. He doesn’t like being questioned. Not very masculine.

          • Anthea December 27, 2022 at 10:47 am #

            @ Jarek:

            You are so timid that you can’t bear to engage with other humans at all, whether male or female, and too fearful of people to even have a job.

          • benr December 27, 2022 at 11:52 am #


            Not trying to pile on here but Walter is anything but vicious.

            Sack up a little grow some spine just because no one agrees with your constant racial or gender disparaging posts does not mean you are being attacked.
            The word is challenged.

          • Jarek December 29, 2022 at 12:19 pm #

            ben: The Founters “agreed with me” on race. And Mr Kunstler agrees with me and I with him on gender. And other posters agree with me on race and us on gender.


            So you’re wrong.

            And Walter referred to me as “it”. He hates being challenged because he knows he can’t win a debate with me. And if he loses, it means he’s wrong.

          • benr December 29, 2022 at 4:49 pm #

            ben: The Founters “agreed with me” on race. And Mr Kunstler agrees with me and I with him on gender. And other posters agree with me on race and us on gender. -jarek

            So, the founders were right about everything?
            So how did they not see the absolute shit show a two-party system would eventually cause?
            Did they know about genetics or was their knowledge based on what they saw and the culture of Africans and what they brought with them.
            It’s not as if properly educated and acclimatized blacks can’t fit into Americas culture, I know many that choose to do so.
            It would be pretty easy to turn white people into absolute savages just look at when they have nothing but current black culture as a guide and they fall into al the traps as well. It is not just genetic you dolt.


            So you’re wrong. -jarek

            Nope your blind to reality!

            And Walter referred to me as “it”. He hates being challenged because he knows he can’t win a debate with me. And if he loses, it means he’s wrong. -Jarek

            I can’t speak for walter but I can say you can be a real asshole and maybe he just feels like engaging with you is an absolute waste of time.
            The it he was referring to is your posts.
            You bring a lot to the message board, but you also bring a lot of useless baggage that in the end is why you are nothing, but a dinosaur just like me. I at least know this do you?
            As far as being right you think you are but in the end you are not.

        • Wizard of the Saddle December 30, 2022 at 8:25 am #

          There is always a White Knight in every crowd – paving the way for the shrieking army of hysterical fembots.

      • Wizard of the Saddle December 30, 2022 at 8:24 am #

        That’s been my personal experience in every argument (it can never be a civilized debate) with one.

        Their mantra is always “Don’t confuse me with facts and logic, I already know how I FEEL about the subject!”

    • Mick December 26, 2022 at 2:13 pm #

      Activist women wreaking havoc in the US is not new. Why did we have an amendment creating Prohibition n the 1920s? The Suffragette anti-alcohol women lobbied and demonstrated for it from about the end of the Civil War until they got their way in the early 1920s. It’s no coincidence that the amendment giving the women the vote happened at the same time.

      How did Prohibition work out? Far more lives were destroyed than alcohol along destroyed prior to 1920. It led to the rapid rise and empowerment of the mob. It also led to the rapid rise and empowerment of the FBI. An unconstitutional, IMO, federal police agency.

      Prohibition went away after a decade or so of harm. We still have the FBI, who then got FDR to criminalize marijuana and hemp in order to give them something to do until Hoover figured out other ways to trample on the Bill of Rights.

      And, ever since women got the vote the US has been on a downward slide towards nanny
      statism ever since. FDR would not have had four terms if women didn’t overwhelmingly vote for him, for starters. And he certainly started the slide to nanny statism.

      • CrusherMuldoon December 26, 2022 at 2:21 pm #

        Far more lives were destroyed than alcohol along destroyed prior to 1920
        If you didn’t pull that statement out of your ass, how about backing it up with FACTS

        • Jarek December 26, 2022 at 5:19 pm #

          Fix your post. It doesn’t make any sense as written. Whether it makes sense then remains to be seen.

        • Mick December 26, 2022 at 6:29 pm #

          You can’t handle the facts, I suspect.

          But, I will cede that what I typed made it sound like the prohibition during the twenties killed more people than alcohol ever did prior to that decade.

          That is hyperbole for sure. What I meant was that prohibition killed more people in the 20s than just alcohol alone would’ve killed. Of course, it is a known fact that alcohol consumption did NOT stop during the 20s. In fact, lots of dangerous alcohol made in stills or bathtubs was consumed to make up for the loss of the safer legal stuff. The wealthier people had access to the safer legal stuff smuggled in from Canada, Ireland, and Scotland. By the underworld elements.

        • Alzaebo December 26, 2022 at 9:06 pm #

          Heaven forfend, Crusher, that we return to the godless heathenism before 1919 or 1937.

      • Islander December 26, 2022 at 6:11 pm #

        Mick, what would have been your response to help women and children whose husbands/fathers were drinking the whole paycheck?

        • Mick December 26, 2022 at 6:37 pm #

          Well, that’s a problem that still happens today. Although we have many other drugs now too. Prohibition did not work. If anyone thinks it did, then that’s just delusional thinking. It made things worse during that decade, which is why it was repealed.

          Like I said above in another reply, consumption of more dangerous illegal alcohol increased. So many men lost their eyesight or lives drinking unsafe product from backwoods stills or bathtubs. (Bathtub gin anyone?)

          It’s a sad fact of humanity that alcohol abuse is a reality. These days what many women do is leave a lousy husband who “drinks the paycheck away”. Of course, these days, many women have kids from guys who that aren’t even married to. Or multiple guys.

          They’ve come a long way baby.

          Oh, back in those days churches helped women and children with alcoholic husbands/fathers. But what the suffragettes wanted was for Big Daddy Government to take over that role.

          And just look how well that has worked!

          • Islander December 26, 2022 at 10:40 pm #

            “Prohibition did not work. If anyone thinks it did, then that’s just delusional thinking.”

            The point, or my current point, is not whether prohbition worked or not. On hindsight we know that it didn’t “work” s we wish it had. But I wonder wehther there are any solid data to show whether or not it “worked” for the types of families in which wives and mothers campaigned for it. Mainly, to stop workingmen from drinking up the paycheck. .

            Women who campaigned for it are vilified as if they knew in advance that it wouldn’t “work” to solve the huge genuine problem that existed for working-class and lower-class women that they did have to deal with. How could those women have known that mobsters would use Prohibition to make piles of money off bootleg likker and encourage the expansion of organized crime in the USA?
            This is really more blame the victim.

            I think it is perfectly fair to ask: What solution would you have offered? In the past. What would have been your better, more effective response?

          • Islander December 26, 2022 at 10:49 pm #

            “But what the suffragettes wanted was for Big Daddy Government to take over that role. ”

            With all due respect, What are you talking about? You seem to be mixing up different eras.

            Regarding churches helping out the families of men who drank the paycheck, can you provide any data on the extent of such help? Did it replace the paycheck?

          • Alzaebo December 27, 2022 at 1:42 am #

            Was it that bad, Islander?
            Or was that political marketing to grievances?

            A Cause they could ride, with women as the horse.

            As Mary says below, it’s the manipulation at the heart of it that is most galling.

            Malevolent manipulation, false marketing, shaped to the hearer.

            In your specific case, that’s where the women’s wiles go to work. The wife tells the boss’s wife about the boozing at church or the fish market; the boss tells his worker that he’s not paying him good money to be a bad man. The worker is brought into the larger whole, completed by role and standing, if it works.

            I was raised on such stories of that time. Families were as dysfunctional as they are today, but didn’t have as much room to move.

            My scenario presupposes small, self-sufficient, intact communities; the “city dads” constantly oversaw such problems. This, in a time when people dropped off their children on the church steps.

            The sturdy three-legged stool of home-school-church was their successful framework, as Father Coughlin showed with the broken Irish diaspora in Boston in the 1800’s

            Personal problems demand local solutions..That’s what churches were for, not empty evangelizing.

            Women, powerless, bore the brunt, sadly true; but common foibles never undermined a civilization. The pied pipers did, and do, turning sins into a Cause for themselves.

          • Anthea December 27, 2022 at 11:29 am #

            @ Alzaebo:

            The social problems created by alcoholism were indeed very bad, and these problems continued to be severe even after the repeal of Prohibition and continue to this day. I’ve personally known of quite a few cases, some of which involved extreme domestic violence.

            One of my closest friends was a member of Al-Anon for many years (seems like it was a decade or so) back in the 1970s, most of which he spent as a group leader. Alcoholism does affect just poor and working-class families (though it’s more likely to devour the whole paycheck if you’re poor), but cuts across all social classes and income levels.

            In many cases, a family member’s alcoholism is kept quiet or downplayed. He may hold a good job and never miss a day’s work, though his employer probably knows that he’s drunk on the job every day. But even in these cases, there is a seriously damaging effect on family life: Dad’s shit-faced in front of the kids all the time and emotionally unavailable–so the kids are effectively growing up fatherless.

            The reason rural churches are so often so strongly opposed to drinking is because of the devastating effects of alcoholism on rural communities. (It’s just as bad in urban areas, but in urban areas, the community doesn’t have the social power–which would mainly come from the churches–to be effective.)

            Thing is, the solution, or at least much of the solution, to the problem of alcoholism was for divorce to become socially acceptable. You have probably noticed that there is currently no Prohibition movement promoted by the ladies.

          • Paula D December 27, 2022 at 11:57 am #

            I’m a fan of old time blues and country music.

            Many of the songs bear witness to the fact that some men did indeed head down to the bar on payday, and sometimes never made it home.

          • Anthea December 28, 2022 at 6:19 am #

            @ Paula D:

            Ah, yes. Tammy Wynette offers a fine selection of reasons why women embraced feminism. But there were quite a few other recording artists that offer that same insight. One that I remember is “Honky-Tonk Man.”

            I’m a honky-tonk man
            And I can’t seem to stop.
            I love to give the girls a thrill
            To the music of an old juke box.
            But when my money’s all gone
            I’m on the telephone
            Hollerin’, “Hey hey, mama
            Can your daddy come home?”

        • Alzaebo December 26, 2022 at 9:26 pm #

          Not the federal government’s job.

          A tough question for sure, but our women were played. It is an honest attempt at, “if only women ran things,” but democracy demands that the franchise keep being expanded, given out beyond workable limits.

          It was a false promise. Our ladies didn’t get a social safety net or gyno / midwife care, they got Sex In The City.

          The gangster culture that played women’s and pastors’ ambitions got what it wanted, enough money to buy off the politicians. Note they didn’t build schools and hospitals as the Italians did.

          As soon as the Prohibition money was Constitutionally cut off, corrupt Congressmen edicted illegal ‘drug laws’ to keep the under-the-table money flowing.

        • Alzaebo December 27, 2022 at 1:54 am #

          Drat. Islander’s good rejoinder- the women didn’t know it would turn out as it did.

          The onus, really, was on the sellers. The barkeep, if he didn’t want bad reputation, should’ve cut off the drunk after his limit.

          Instead, what we got was, the barkeep’s suppliers got a %1000 boost in profits.

          • Islander December 27, 2022 at 6:55 am #

            Even a cursory look at the historical record undermines most of the —well, I just have to call it bitching about women and Prohibition! The movement to outlaw alcohol did not start with women.
            However, in urban settings the social, physical, and economic ills deriving from unbridled alcohol consumption (and that is what we are talking about) were obvious and were also documented and data-driven.

            A Wiki summary:

            “Some research indicates that alcohol consumption declined substantially due to Prohibition.[4][5] Rates of liver cirrhosis, alcoholic psychosis, and infant mortality also declined.[4][6][7] Other research indicates that Prohibition did not reduce alcohol consumption in the long-term.[8][9][10] Prohibition’s effect on rates of crime and violence is disputed.[10][11][12] Prohibition lost supporters every year it was in action, and lowered government tax revenues at a critical time before and during the Great Depression.[13].”

            There is a lot of shooting from the hip on this.
            The reappearance here of primitive misogyny looking for hooks in every single context like crabgrass in a lawn is kind of obnoxious, and pathetic.

          • Islander December 27, 2022 at 8:08 am #

            I just read the whole Wiki entry on Prohibition. It is actually pretty interesting, covering a lot of unexpected angles. The jury seems to be out on a lot of the received wisdom re the pros and cons of Prohibition, including its actual role in increasing crime rates.

            Regarding the health impacts:
            “Research indicates that rates of cirrhosis of the liver declined significantly during Prohibition and increased after Prohibition’s repeal.[4][6] According to the historian Jack S. Blocker, Jr., “death rates from cirrhosis and alcoholism, alcoholic psychosis hospital admissions, and drunkenness arrests all declined steeply during the latter years of the 1910s, when both the cultural and the legal climate were increasingly inhospitable to drink, and in the early years after National Prohibition went into effect.”[20] Studies examining the rates of cirrhosis deaths as a proxy for alcohol consumption estimated a decrease in consumption of 10–20%.[137][138][139] National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism studies show clear epidemiological evidence that “overall cirrhosis mortality rates declined precipitously with the introduction of Prohibition,” despite widespread flouting of the law.[140]

          • Jarek December 27, 2022 at 11:53 am #

            Indeed! If only women rang things we wouldn’t have any of these problems. We’d still be living in grass huts with life nasty, brutish, and short.

            Note Anthea’s obscene chuckle about divorce ending the call for Prohibition. Yeah it will end marriage as we know it too, you hag.

          • Anthea December 28, 2022 at 6:08 am #

            @ Jarek:

            As I have mentioned before, I am pretty competent in the building trades. I also previously inquired as to your experience in this field. I.e., have you run gas line, replaced a breaker box, wired in electrical circuits, framed in windows, hung doors, laid floor-covering, re-plumbed an entire house, etc.? I have.

            I seriously doubt that Jarek could build a grass hut.

          • Anthea December 28, 2022 at 10:04 am #

            @ Jarek:

            Divorce is largely a matter of freedom of association; one is not obligated to continue an association with abusive, destructive, or immoral people. Where there are children involved, there is an obligation to remove such people from their lives.

          • Jarek December 29, 2022 at 12:27 pm #

            Ant: The last King of France was obsessed with fixing clocks. Did he have any business being king? No more than you had any business being married. You like to lay gas lines!

            Was your work up to code – or do you not deem that important? I assume (as you said) that you had help – a man – hopefully one who knew what he was doing.

      • Wizard of the Saddle December 30, 2022 at 8:26 am #

        Correct on all counts.

    • Kay December 26, 2022 at 6:44 pm #

      I don’t think it is only in government. Churches are confusing femininity with holiness. The Pastors are soy boys appealing to the feminine side of things. Services are like a girl’s night out or a daughter’s slumber party.

      My ladies’ Bible study group can’t handle the books of the prophets. It is heavy-handed stuff, and they are offended by a God who wants to be loving and holy and perform needed justice to evil-doers. Our ladies’ Bible study is dwindling until all the agape love shows up. Women in America want to do whatever they want with no consequences. Who taught them this garbage? Give them that hyper-grace, and they lap it up!!

      • Mick December 26, 2022 at 7:51 pm #

        Who taught them this garbage? College educated public school teachers. Well, many if not most PS teachers have degrees in “Education”. Lol…

        Then of course the overall entertainment industry led culture taught, or indoctrinated them too.

      • Anthea December 27, 2022 at 12:00 pm #

        Protestant churches in particular have always been very light on theology and disinclined to disclose the particular beliefs of their particular denomination.

        The main reason for this is because if a pastor were ever perfectly clear on this stuff, half the congregation would get up and walk out. Protestant churches easily become divided and will split into two factions over their pastor’s position on lipstick and whether dogs have souls.

        • Paula D December 28, 2022 at 10:53 am #

          I was walking across a bridge one day, and I saw a man standing on the edge, about to jump off. So I ran over and said “Stop! don’t do it!” “Why shouldn’t I?” he said. I said, “Well, there’s so much to live for!” He said, “Like what?” I said, “Well…are you religious or atheist?” He said, “Religious.” I said, “Me too! Are you christian or buddhist?” He said, “Christian.” I said, “Me too! Are you catholic or protestant?” He said, “Protestant.” I said, “Me too! Are you episcopalian or baptist?” He said, “Baptist!” I said,”Wow! Me too! Are you baptist church of god or baptist church of the lord?” He said, “Baptist church of god!” I said, “Me too! Are you original baptist church of god, or are you reformed baptist church of god?” He said,”Reformed Baptist church of god!” I said, “Me too! Are you reformed baptist church of god, reformation of 1879, or reformed baptist church of god, reformation of 1915?” He said, “Reformed baptist church of god, reformation of 1915!” I said,

          “Die, heretic scum”, and pushed him off. — Emo Phillips

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          • Jarek December 29, 2022 at 12:32 pm #

            Old Polish joke or was it Czech?

            A man was hurrying home to make the 12 am curfew. It was 11:55. The Russian soldier shot him the back. His comrade exclaimed, It’s not 12 yet! He replied, I know where he lived. He wasn’t going to make it.

      • Wizard of the Saddle December 30, 2022 at 3:28 pm #

        The ladies hate Moses and love Jesus. Moses held fornicatin’ MOFO’s accountable. Jesus forgives all…..no matter how big of a whore and freak you were with 50+ dudes in your salad days.

    • Wizard of the Saddle December 30, 2022 at 8:21 am #

      BINGO! You move to the head of the class.

  5. MontanaMan December 26, 2022 at 10:05 am #

    Anoq Absolutely outstanding article by Jim Kunstler. This reminds me of an article by Johnathan Turley’s latest article titled, “When the FBI Attacks Critics as “Conspiracy Theorists,” It’s Time to Reform the Bureau.”

    (I subscribe to Turley along with Jim Kunstler. And neither have ever let me down. )

    I have a gut feeling that if Jim read the article by Turley who also appeared on Tucker Carlson again, last Wednesday about the disgusting / despicable ‘ untrustworthy whatsoever, The FBI, Jim would agree with Turley’s article. Both men raked over the hot coals certain named men at certain high levels of the FBI.

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    • Beryl of Oyl December 26, 2022 at 10:31 am #

      Yes, the article is magnificent; superb.

      I was not prepared, he has jumped right in with both feet.

      • niner December 26, 2022 at 12:24 pm #

        yes, Mr. Kunstler is courageous man.

        moral courage is the most difficult courage.

        but he’s had a lot of practice.

        • SW December 26, 2022 at 3:58 pm #

          This is a great article and a grim reminder of what’s to come. Rule of Law is now about the further empowering of the already powerful and criminalization of criticism. To even question election results or processes could land a journalist in prison and the endless televising of Jan 6th hearings are to hammer it home that private citizens can not hope to fight the system.

          I read a headline the other day that said “January 6th rioters were armed to the teeth.”
          No evidence given and the one person dead was an unarmed veteran shot by a Capital policeman who had been disciplined for anger management issues.

          • Paula D December 26, 2022 at 6:11 pm #

            That is interesting, SW. As far as I know, that claim was not made before.
            I guess when they get away with their bullshit they up the ante, just like in so many other cases.

          • Wizard of the Saddle December 30, 2022 at 3:45 pm #

            Private citizens were not even attempting to do what the J6 Jokers accused them of.

            If patriots had been inclined to stage a true insurrection or revolution MILLIONS of armed citizens would have marched on Washington and the jig would have been up,

            All they did was hold a big, loud rally….followed by a large riot at the Capitol.

            I didn’t agree with the riot, but all anyone should have been charged with WAS rioting….period….with punishments that fit the offense….not this endless DC gulag and kangaroo court proceedings.

            The USA is now no better than the old USSR was. Show trials and fake elections. The federal government no longer has the legitimacy it once had.

  6. steppingup December 26, 2022 at 10:05 am #

    So far, according to our own govt. we are missing somewhere north of forty trillion bucks. Over twenty trillion announced on the day before 911, and over 20 more a couple of years ago. How many people do you think that will buy. As long as your pay depends on believing this or not believing that, there you go. Follow the money. You can buy a lot of integrity for 40 trillion bucks. I wonder how much you can buy with an unlimited amount?

    • Walter B December 26, 2022 at 10:12 am #

      In a place where everything is for sale, eventually everything gets sold and, in the end, to the highest bidder. Easy to be the highest bidder when you can simply print up pieces of paper or add 0’s to a bank account that everyone will sell their souls to collect.

    • Not_GeorgeT December 26, 2022 at 12:53 pm #

      They keep two sets of books. The public one for sheep food. The off-books set, perfectly legal btw, for actual accounting purposes.

      Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board (FASAB) Standard 56: there is a secret group of people using a secret process, which allows them to take a portion of the financial statements on the books and make them secret. You cannot know what a secret is and what is not.  So, when you look at financial statements at, for instance, the Department of Defense, they are meaningless because you only know what was left in for public consumption, not what has been cut out.

      It’s all out there in plain sight (well, the accounting rules are, just not the $$$ they want to hide). The new standard is from 2019. Simply search Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board (FASAB) Standard 56.

      • Jarek December 26, 2022 at 1:04 pm #

        They create money out of nothing. The First Crime. The “lend” it to the public – at interest. We have to pay to use our own money. The Second Crime.

        Tis but a scratch but it will suffice. Tomorrow we shall be grave men.

        We cannot pay our national debt because we’d have to print more money to do so. And pay for it. The debt will always be greater than the money in existence. And with this fake money, they get real resources: labor, capital, and land.

        • Alzaebo December 26, 2022 at 9:34 pm #

          The Federal Reserve / Treasury bond system is confusing, until one finds out the eight families that own the Fed Res actually *own* the money, and lend it to the Treasury.

          • Jarek December 26, 2022 at 11:10 pm #

            I bought a book about the JFK assassination. In it I found one of the debt free dollar bills that he had printed. Some say this is why both he and Lincoln (who did the same) were assassinated.

          • Alzaebo December 27, 2022 at 1:59 am #

            Lincoln himself said the bankers behind him were the more dangerous. And Kennedy tried his own version of the greenback.

          • Wizard of the Saddle December 30, 2022 at 3:57 pm #

            Yes, Jarek. Those were “United States Notes” (USN) printed by the U.S. Treasury. They have red seals on them instead of the green federal reserve note (FRN) seals.

            Lot’s of folks used to save examples of the old $2 bills printed in 1963 as the last circulating examples of this type of US currency. I don’t think it is an accident that no more USN’s circulated after the usual suspects made a red seal outta Kennedy’s cranium. I reckon they wanted to send a message to the rest of the pols in Washington.

            Well, it worked. Soon thereafter the blue seal Silver Certificates also disappeared from circulation and we’ve had nothing but FRN’s circulating ever since.

      • Paula D December 26, 2022 at 1:08 pm #

        I remember Catherine Austin Fitts pointing this out, but forgot.

        Thanks for the memory.

        • Not_GeorgeT December 26, 2022 at 8:03 pm #


          • Not_GeorgeT December 26, 2022 at 8:09 pm #

            It’s all in the interest of ‘national security’. The way I see it, ‘national security’ is the cover-up supreme for anything covert and likely not specifically authorized by “We the People”. 3-letter agencies are fond of ‘national security’.

    • Kay December 26, 2022 at 6:49 pm #

      There is no equal playing field today. In the old days, the government had guns, and we had guns. They had a cannon, and we had a cannon. Today we have a gun, and they have nuclear bombs. God knows what other technology they have. The odds have tilted in the Governments favor and they grin at us like, WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT IT?

  7. Nigel Tufnel December 26, 2022 at 10:15 am #

    Weather warfare: 10 below zero here in Tn a couple of days ago. Windchill brought it down to minus 20º.
    This massive push of frigid polar air down into the US had the effect of pulling warm air up into eastern europe and Ukraine. This means mud instead of hard frozen ground, bad for Russia’s military operation. It won’t change the outcome, Russia will still ‘win’, but this will drag it out a bit longer so that the the neo-con warmongers of the west can milk their taxpayers for a few more billion into the Ukraine Laundromat and the pockets of our reps in DC.
    Happy new year to all, and don’t forget to feed the birds.

    • Walter B December 26, 2022 at 10:24 am #

      Weather as a Force Multiplier:
      Owning the Weather in 2025

      check it out.

      • Nigel Tufnel December 26, 2022 at 12:11 pm #

        Yes! exactly. The West is in its death throes, desperate, and will do anything to maintain its power. It is the shark that must keep swimming and consuming all in its path in order to survive…. including weather warfare, biologic warfare, mind control, surveillance, ….
        And all those tax dollars we sent in all these years went – not for infrastructure or medical care or schools, but for feeding the Beast. I was a young craftsman, struggling to survive off grid as best I could, still forced to come up with tax payments. It was always a scramble.

        • SW December 26, 2022 at 4:04 pm #

          Say hello to the 87,000 new tax collectors. You’re exactly the person they’re looking for — perhaps you own a car, a piece of land, dining room set.

          They weren’t kidding when they said “You will own nothing and be happy” but that was a typo — “You will own nothing and then WE’LL be happy” was what they meant to say.

    • BackRowHeckler December 26, 2022 at 10:34 am #

      Both Political Partys have gone balls-in for ‘Victory over Russia’, spending $150 billion, so far. One wonders, is there a limit to US largesse for Ukraine? And when Ukraine is thoroughly crushed, its army pounded into fine dust, and all resistance ceases, what then? Just forget about it, like the debacle in Afghanistan was forgotten about? $150+ billion poured down a rathole with nothing to show for it except for American weapons and ordnance systems in the hands of terror cells & criminal gangs spread out all over the globe.

      • Walter B December 26, 2022 at 10:44 am #

        Poland is eager to regain some of the landmass that they lost to the Ukraine and NATO will probably dupe them in assuming the role as their next patsy once Ukraine is lost. Then we will pump gazillions into them and launder it back to the DNC and the MIC.

        Not until America is crushed or simply collapses on its own will this madness end and I do not look forward to either possibility. t am simply a spectator at this point in my life..

        • Paula D December 26, 2022 at 1:09 pm #

          From MoA:
          “The map of a “dismembered” Russia in the office of the head of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense was shown by Ukrainian propagandists
          ??Russia is divided there into territories “given” to Ukraine, a certain CAR (apparently “Central Asian Republic”), a number of territories near China are marked with a red “K”, the Kuril Islands are given to Japan, Kaliningrad to Germany, and the northern territories to Finland.

          ??Kiev reporters noted the Kursk and Belgorod oblasts, as well as parts of the Kuban, that were assigned to Ukraine and asked Budanov whether this was “the next stage after the 1991 borders,” to which he responded evasively that anything was possible.”

          • niner December 26, 2022 at 2:32 pm #

            too much cocaine.

            and no Disneyland.

        • Alzaebo December 26, 2022 at 9:37 pm #

          Yes, the Ukraine is being carved up.

          • Alzaebo December 26, 2022 at 9:40 pm #

            Pardon, carved up and offered out, piece by piece.

            The buyers will be the next target, good call Walt, great details Paula.
            Thus the Empire expands.

      • Disaffected December 26, 2022 at 10:45 am #

        I’m not counting on it ending there. When Ukraine gets crushed, Poland – among others – has already demonstrated the willingness to be next in line. At some point Putin will get tired of their shit and start attacking the root causes, the malignant US nodes sprinkled throughout Europe. The cancer will need to be excised completely to prevent it coming back and Russia’s moment on stage has finally arrived to do just that. The US military and their NATO poodles are paper tigers. They’ll fold pretty quickly when the gloves finally come off. Expect China to move on Taiwan at the same time to provide the knockout blow. Then we’ll see just how crazy the neo-cons in DC are if they reach for the nukes. This day was always coming, so we might just as well get on with it.

        • JohnAZ December 26, 2022 at 12:01 pm #

          Good post, Dis.

          Yeah, assume Putin will eventually tire of the US shenanigans in Ukraine and does not want to chance nukes.

          Take out the American influence in Europe, bit by bit. Dissolve the influence of NATO. Freeze Europe. It will not take long.

          • Islander December 26, 2022 at 6:24 pm #

            “Take out the American influence in Europe, bit by bit. ”

            I don’t think “bit by bit” will be the plan/

            I think it will be main organs (brain, lungs, heart) all at once:

            London Paris Berlin.

            Rome, Vienna, and Madrid will be spared. .

        • BackRowHeckler December 26, 2022 at 12:28 pm #

          DA, obviously you haven’t heard the news.

          In the Marine Corps, women & men are training together in boot camp.

          Hundreds of DOD personnel are transitioning from men to woman, paid for by the US government.

          The Navy is actively recruiting homosexuals.

          Young White Men un the ranks are being scrutinized for any ‘White Supremacist’ tendencies, then purged.

          125 year old Confederate iconography is being removed at West Point, per order of the African Commandant.

          Gen. Milley & Sec. Austin assure us that building a more inclusive force is beneficial because “Diversity is our strength’.

          Who says the US & NATO are paper tigers?

          • Walter B December 26, 2022 at 1:00 pm #

            And this directly from an active Army CID officer: The US Army is actively recruiting those who wish to transgender and will pay the two year, $2M price tag.

            Best part, once the process is begun the patient is put on anti-psychotic drug treatment that last through the two-year process. During the time that they are on these chemicals, they are NOT allowed to handle weapons of any kind, which does make sense from a safety standpoint, but sorta does mean that they may be able to cook and clean and do pushups, but fighting is certainly out of the question.

            An army whose soldiers cannot fight by law? Wow no chance of that becoming a problem.

          • Jarek December 26, 2022 at 1:09 pm #

            Well it’s logical: If men can no longer meet masculine standards, just become women to meet the lower standards that were given to women.

            The Special Forces made a huge mistake in going public. Women immediately insisted on joining and of course got their way.

            Society will continue to corrode until men learn the art of saying no to women.

          • Hereward the Woke December 26, 2022 at 2:47 pm #

            On the broader front, things are terrible as well. The whole US surface fleet is now obsolete thanks to hypersonic missiles. While the US was developing garbage like the F35 and even more “carrier groups” the Russians, Chinese and Iranians were working on hypersonics and drones. If China takes Taiwan, there is nothing, short of nukes, that the US can do about it.

          • Alzaebo December 26, 2022 at 9:53 pm #

            Someone noted that those violent foreign males in Europe are sporting an awful lot of military haircuts, new clothes, and new cell phones.

            They are Sardaukar, given privileges, immunity, and luxury housing above the local heritage population.

            How many of these disguised mercenaries are poring in across our border, since the illegals are “from all over the world”?

        • Anthea December 28, 2022 at 10:51 am #

          @ Disaffected:

          That’s what I’ve been wondering: Where does it all end? If Russia were to annex the whole of Ukraine, they’d still have NATO on their border with Poland and elsewhere, and probably continuing to attack–at the same time that Russia would be trying to rebuild.

          I can’t see how this ends, other than through the inability of the US to continue to fund the war and provide war materials and manpower.

          What then?

      • Paula D December 26, 2022 at 11:05 am #

        The US won’t stop. Russia has oil and gas and the neocons want it.

        They know no other way than killing and looting. That is how they do.

        This will proceed until one or the other launches the first nuclear weapon. And then it will stop.

        And WW4 will be fought with sticks and stones.

        • Anthea December 28, 2022 at 11:15 am #

          @ Paula D:

          It’s hard to see any advantage to the US from a nuclear exchange. It’s beyond the powers of my imagination to even conjecture how this would play out, but it does seem to me that even if the US “won,” its ability to take control of Russia and its resources in the aftermath would be completely crippled.

          As Alzaebo mentioned, there are a lot of “violent foreign males” in Europe to (perhaps) man a subsequent invasion of Russia. But someone would have to pay them and arm them, and they might find it far more attractive to take control of the countries in which they are currently guests.

          Nuclear war seems to me to be a pure “Samson” option.

          • Paula D December 28, 2022 at 12:31 pm #

            I agree, Anthea, but then, we are sane people and our ruling overlords are batshit crazy.

            The MAD doctrine was based on the assumption that both sides were unwilling to go through nuclear war.

            I think that our current neocons are relying on their belief that nothing will provoke Russia into nuclear war. So they feel confident that they can provoke to the max.

            So far, so good. I actually thought that Russia would be provoked in the last years of Obama, when ambassadors were dropping dead and false accusations were flung and planes were shot from the sky.
            But Russia refused to take the bait, thus giving humanity an extra 8 years of life.
            I’m not as sure as our crazy-ass owners that Russia will continue to abstain though.

      • Hereward the Woke December 26, 2022 at 11:48 am #

        I think the stakes are much higher for the Deep State concerning Ukraine than they were for Afghanistan. Sure, Afghan was a gigantic humiliation, but it was a reasonably ring-fenced conflict. The one in Ukraine covers all the bases: an enemy who is defying US hegemony/the globalist agenda; an enemy who has evidence of vast corrupt doings by the DS; an enemy who has vast natural resources that we want to steal. That is why they won’t just walk away and change the topic when the Russians win. The only way this is stopped is if the current neocon maniacs in the US and Europe are kicked out and replaced by sane ones.

        • Islander December 26, 2022 at 6:50 pm #

          I just wrote somewhere that we need a coo (new spelling) in Ukraine to make a separate peace with Russia.

          Of course where we really need a coo of some kind is in DC.

      • Nigel Tufnel December 26, 2022 at 11:58 am #

        The real motive is to “weaken and fragment” Russia into small pieces that will be more easily plundered for resources.
        Unlike the US, Russia has not squandered all of its natural resources. If the US ‘elites’ can get their hands on these, they can keep spinning their “infinite growth on a finite planet” plate for a bit longer. One huge difference between Russia and the West is that Russia takes a long range view, the West can only see through next quarter profits.

        • Paula D December 26, 2022 at 1:57 pm #

          Agree. See the map of dismembered Russia I posted about, above.

          • Alzaebo December 26, 2022 at 9:57 pm #

            Strongly agree. If we can grab some more of somebody else’s cash flows, we can float another loan.

      • CrusherMuldoon December 26, 2022 at 12:25 pm #

        I have a better question, Marlin. Just how long is Putin willing to suffer Russian casualties from that 150 billion without generating a little payback toward the gifter?

      • ozarks December 26, 2022 at 2:03 pm #

        What then, when Ukraine is crushed or not? No doubt we, the USA will then need to supply $$ and manpower to rebuild that little hell hole and again, our Congress will stand and cheer…….espec. if Mr. Z shows up in person to demand such. Congress makes me sick.

        • Paula D December 26, 2022 at 4:02 pm #

          Name a country since Germany that the US has destroyed and then rebuilt.

          That doesn’t happen. Ukraine will be left like every other country the US bombed into the middle ages.

          • Islander December 26, 2022 at 6:54 pm #

            Only Russia has, actually, ever cared about the Ukraine.

            Russia offered the Ukraine/Yanukovich a much better economic development deal than the hyenas of the USA/EU/IMF.

            He was inclined to accept that deal until he was driven from office in what Wiki calls “the Revolution of Dignity.” (Orwell is cackling in his grave.)

      • abbybwood December 26, 2022 at 3:04 pm #

        Maybe that was the goal of their grift all along?

        Send all the weapons to Kiev with no accounting then let the corrupt, coke-snorting Zelenskyy sell them to terrorists hither and yon.

        I see where the US is busy bombing “ISIS” again in Syria.

        $100 billion (plus the millions SBF contributed) can create LOTS of terrorists.

        And isn’t it convenient how corrupt US proxy Ukraine bombed the shit out of its own citizens in Donbass just for the crime of speaking Russian? 15,000 civilians snuffed out.

        Then Putin created his SMO to “de-Nazify and de-militarize Kiev”. No MSM dare mention the Bandera Nazis in control of Zelenskyy. Never mind those tattoos!

        Turns out Merkel just admitted in an interview that the Minsk accords were never meant to stop Kiev from bombing The Donbas region. Only backed by Germany and France to give the most corrupt country in Europe time to build up its military.

        Which is a big reason Putin recently said, “The US and EU cannot be trusted.”

        Of course if you ask 100 Americans at the DMV about any of this 99% wouldn’t know what you were talking about because the MSM Mockingbird media are 100% compromised and have been since JFK’s brain was blown out in Dallas in broad daylight.

        • SW December 26, 2022 at 4:24 pm #

          Make that 1% of 324 million and you’ll be closer to reality. Putin stated too he was genuinely surprised by Merkel’s admission b/c he believed the agreement was done in good faith. I can’t imagine how this is going to end when one side has demonstrated that peace agreements are (to them) stalling tactics to build up the army.

          I didn’t see Zelensky in his greatest role as Rambo the Ukranian Warrior/statesman/weight-lifter icon but his rather ferret face with the expression sullen discontent would give Pelosi a run for her money. Zelensky will be the first rat off the ship of state when it really hits the fan.

        • Islander December 26, 2022 at 6:58 pm #

          Re “Turns out Merkel just admitted in an interview that the Minsk accords were never meant to stop Kiev from bombing The Donbas region. Only backed by Germany and France to give the most corrupt country in Europe time to build up its military.”

          Basically, there are “Neocon” types in Russia, too.

          Martin Armstrong has this to say:


          “We have a very serious problem. Former Chancellor Merkel has openly stated that there was NEVER any intention to carry out the Minsk Agreement and that not only condemned the people of the Donbas to war, loss of their religion, and the tyranny of Kiev, but they were using them for bait to deliberately force Putin to invade to start a war with Russia. Congressman Adam Kinzinger just came out and said that NATO could destroy Russia in three days. The real danger here is that Merkel, and also the former president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, have both publicly stated that they played Putin for a fool. In 2023, we are entering a very critical time period where Putin may step down during January, or April/May 2023 and then the Neocons will take the reigns of power and they will not be so soft.

          What is so dangerous is that this not only demonstrates to China that the West cannot be trusted in making any agreements whatsoever, but that the Russian neocons have been put on notice that the intention of NATO is to wipe Russia off the face of the earth. They DELIBERATELY blew up the Nordstream pipeline showing that this is a long-term objective to crush the Russian economy. Our world leaders WANT WAR and they are the aggressor – not Russia. They deliberately had the Vice President at the Munich Conference state that Ukraine should join NATO. Then on February 23rd, 2022, one day before Putin made his move, Zelensky came out and said Ukraine wanted to rearm itself with nuclear weapons.

          Anyone who cannot see what is taking place here is blind. The West NEEDS war to terminate the monetary system as it stands today. They are looking for a war with Russia and China so they can call Bretton Woods II and craft their digital currency managed by the IMF and install their one-world government administered by the United Nations. We will completely lose all freedom and any right to vote whatsoever. Keep in mind that in ALL parliamentary systems, the people never vote for who shall be the head of state. That is unique to the United States. They want to eliminate that ability, Our computer has been warning that we will soon end the right of Americans to vote for a President.

          In June 2022, former president Petro Poroshenko said in an interview with several Western media outlets, including Deutsche Welle, publicly admitted that there had never been any question of implementing the Minsk agreements and that they had only been intended to give Ukraine time. He said:

          “We got what we wanted. We did not believe Putin, just as we do not believe him now. Our task was, first of all, to remove the threat, or at least to delay the war. We gave ourselves eight years to restore economic growth and build up the strength of the armed forces. That was the first task – and it was accomplished […]. Despite the fact that the war lasted eight years – as far as a large-scale military operation is concerned, I think the Minsk agreements have fulfilled their role.”

          Interestingly, the former German Chancellor Angela Merkel said exactly the same thing, on December 7th, 2022, curiously, the very anniversary of Pearl Harbor – Sunday, December 7, 1941. The real question here is that it certainly appears that they negotiated in bad faith and played Putin for a fool. That is highly dangerous now In her interview with the Zeit

          Angela Merkel – Accords de Minsk

          Merkel stated very clearly: “I considered the 2008 discussion on the membership of Ukraine and Georgia in NATO to be a mistake. These countries did not have the necessary conditions for it, and the consequences of such a decision had not been fully considered, both in terms of Russia’s actions against Georgia and Ukraine and for NATO and its rules of assistance. And the 2014 Minsk agreements were an attempt to give Ukraine time.”

          She continued, saying: “We all knew that this was a frozen conflict, that the problem was not solved, but this is precisely what gave Ukraine precious time.”

          • Alzaebo December 26, 2022 at 10:09 pm #

            Egads. My oldest sister and brother were in grade school during WWll’s ration card regime.

            That’s what the digital currency / carbon credts are.
            Ration cards.

    • Beryl of Oyl December 26, 2022 at 10:40 am #

      “Perhaps the biggest part of that unspooling event will be the bankruptcy and the failure of the government in Washington, its consequent loss of legitimacy, and the end of its ability to control and harass the people who live under it. Think I’m kidding? Stand by now and wait for it.”

      Harassment is such an apt term for the least of what they do to us.

      We have a madwoman in New York, ranting about heat pumps and such, as if she knows a thing about them or any other appliance.

      The woman is from Buffalo, for crying out loud. Anyone from Buffalo who claims to know a thing about heating your home should know that a damn heat pump just won’t cut it, let alone solar.

      Real scientists by now have disproved that foolish global warming or whatever they call it now.

      The mere fact that every time their predictions failed epically, they repackaged their scheme with a new label, should have awakened anyone with a functional brain, but nooooo.

      Most of us new from the start that peope like Al Gore starting to talk about “carbon credits” was looking for yet another scam to make money from nothing.

      Yes, they have us all accusing each other of various forms of harassme

      • BackRowHeckler December 26, 2022 at 10:51 am #

        She’s banned woodstoves, natgas hookups, and new pipelines. The nuclear power plant north of NYC was decommissioned. Legacy power plants across NY State are slated for closure, with the belief that NYC can be powered up by offshore windturbines in the Allantic off Red Hook. I don’t think Hoschul has much of an engineering background or has even heard about the laws of thermodynamics; she must have advisors telling her that such a thing is possible.

        • Uncle Bob December 26, 2022 at 11:10 am #

          This is what happens when your corrupt, ass-grabbing governor picks a county clerk from Buffalo (who stumbled into less than a year in the US House of Representatives due to — shockingly — a corrupt Congressman being prosecuted) to provide “gender and geographic balance,” and then is forced from office for grabbing too many asses. She’s almost universally hated by State employees for her stupidity and incompetence, but most probably voted for her anyway because “Democrats are the friends of average people.”

          Anyway, there are scads of coal power plants sitting idle all across New York State, and the closure of the Indian Point nuclear plant was such a wonderful thing that John Sterling cut an ad for comes that ran on Yankees broadcasts. Have fun listening to the Bombers on your radios when you don’t have enough electricity to power your radios!

        • Hereward the Woke December 26, 2022 at 11:49 am #

          And yet NYers voter her back in.

          • Beryl of Oyl December 26, 2022 at 12:16 pm #

            Republicans facilitated that. One was was people like Mitch talking about a federal law to ban abortion or some such idiocy, right after the SC had claimed it was up to the states.

            Anybody remember Lee Zeldin calling for Andrew Cuomo to be president?

          • K-Chien December 26, 2022 at 12:34 pm #


            Nobody wants to deal with energy issues or dividends would be a reality.

          • Uncle Bob December 26, 2022 at 12:50 pm #

            Beryl, it was Lindsay Grahamnesty who introduced a bill to ban abortion in violation of the Tenth Amendment, which was the basis for the Supreme Court’s ruling. I’m sure it was at the behest of The Turtle, most likely to fuck over conservative candidates who might’ve gotten in the way of the Donkephants.

          • Uncle Bob December 26, 2022 at 12:54 pm #

            Hereward, it was New York City, Buffalo, Rochester, Albany, and Ithaca that elected that short, stupid, fugly whore; the rest of the state went for Zeldin. She can complete the job of turning New York into Venezuela whole berating anyone who disagrees with the plan.

          • Jarek December 26, 2022 at 1:14 pm #

            Liberal women and their pet males in other words.

            We must make the same mistake in the Next America. No female voting! And only qualified men.

          • Night Owl December 26, 2022 at 5:38 pm #

            “Nobody wants to deal with energy issues or dividends would be a reality”

            Two years ago it was “Covid”

            And now the truth is being exposed. Only a matter of time until your next hoax comes undone, K-Mao.

      • abbybwood December 26, 2022 at 4:07 pm #

        Climate change.

    • thirdcoastlegend December 26, 2022 at 10:47 am #

      The timing of this arctic blast over the entire US to ruin Christmas and save the Ukraine from the upcoming Russian offensive is so perfect that one has to wonder if it is intentional.

      • JohnAZ December 26, 2022 at 12:06 pm #

        God used drought, disease and floods to control the empires of the Middle East for millennia.

        Could it be in this evil country?

        • Uncle Bob December 26, 2022 at 12:55 pm #

          Or, at least to warn us to stop our insanity and return to at least trying to do His will.

        • Not_GeorgeT December 26, 2022 at 1:53 pm #

          HAARP. Weaponized weather.

          The military (a.k.a The Government) says it took down the capability.

          Would you like to buy a bridge? I have one for sale.

          It’ll look great in the desert.

        • thirdcoastlegend December 26, 2022 at 2:19 pm #


          As someone foolish enough to spend several hours driving through the mess to visit my folks for Christmas, I frequently entertained the thought this is God’s judgment upon our wicked and degenerate nation.

      • MaryQueen December 26, 2022 at 1:53 pm #

        Dane Wigington explains that it is.

  8. mrs_saj December 26, 2022 at 10:17 am #

    Nice post today, Jim. I hope you enjoyed your Christmas celebration.

    One other contributing factor compelling people of all classes to pay attention to reality will be the outsize number of deaths and disabilities of people they know and perhaps their own disability as well. The full health impact of the clot shots is still unknown but will become clearer over time. Numerous people who worshipped at the feet of the so called experts and hysterically bought in to experimental vaxxes and boosters will no longer create the noise they once did in the public arena. This will allow for more clarity and rational notice of what is happening to this country’s (and all country’s) economy and institutions.

    • Walter B December 26, 2022 at 10:31 am #

      And isn’t it rather disturbing that the MSN Outlook home page posts numerous articles every day about children, teens, 20-, 30-, and 40-year old’s who died suddenly and unexpectantly of heart attacks, none of whom had any prior health issues and whose deaths are never explained other than Sudden Adult Death Syndrome?

      I don’t think it going to take too much longer before enough people start getting scared and then maybe pissed, and that will be when the government thugs really lay the hammer down.

      Are they vaxxing those walking across the border every day? I don’t think so. Perhaps they are replacements for the casualties.

      • Beryl of Oyl December 26, 2022 at 10:47 am #

        I see that Alex Berenson, who was nothing if not meticulous in his analysis of the vaccine data, never letting the slightest bit of unfounded alarmism slip through, as that would be seized upon to discredit his whole body of work, is now posting those sudden death anecdotes, and being criticized for it.

        He is doing so, because he is trying to make sure nobody takes the shots, and will do whatever works:

        “Right now, when I think about the mRNA shots, all I care about is ensuring we end their use, especially for people under 50, as soon as possible. They are ~worthless against Omicron, and their risks rise with each dose.

        And if that means highlighting odd sudden deaths, so be it.”


        “They aren’t helpful as proof of mRNA vaccine risk.

        But they are – sadly – far more helpful in getting people to consider the possibility of risk than a thousand tweets about autoimmune disorders or excess mortality (which unfortunately is NOT coming down as I’d hoped).”


      • malthuss December 26, 2022 at 10:53 am #

        Two professional footballers in Switzerland just dropped dead.
        Two more World Cup journos also collapsed and died after Grant Wahl.
        All with heart issue
        Celine Dion has “stiff body syndrome”.

        also a 30 something TV celeb just died.

        ABC News producer Dax Tejera dead at age 37 | Fox News
        1 day agoABC News producer Dax Tejera died of a heart attack Friday evening at the age of just 37. The executive producer of ABC’s Sunday show “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” Tejera had already…

        • Beryl of Oyl December 26, 2022 at 11:33 am #

          Celine was too much a symbol of the Before Times in Canada. So she is no big loss the the conquerors.

          Nationalism is bad.

      • Uncle Bob December 26, 2022 at 11:16 am #

        Crazy that all the weeping over Mike Leach, Mississippi State’s head football coach and amateur historian and comedian, hasn’t mentioned the clot shot possibly causing his heart attack. Or the PTB and their media allies are trying to suppress that possibility so the 100 people in America who give a shit won’t make it into A Thing.

        • Disaffected December 26, 2022 at 11:27 am #

          Leach was a genuinely good guy. A football coach who didn’t define himself by being a football coach. Shame to see him pass.

          • Uncle Bob December 26, 2022 at 12:59 pm #

            Agreed. Saban, Smart, and coaches at other hugely successful SEC programs get the ink, but as a UGA Dawg (fan and former student, not player), I have to say Leach was the kind of coach every player should want to play for. Hail State!

          • Jarek December 26, 2022 at 1:19 pm #

            People used to be better at being complete human beings. The old ballplayers were prouder of their service in WW2 than being ballplayers. That’s kids stuff after all.

            Just read last night: Jimmy Stewart was not only an air force pilot who flew many missions, but rose up in the ranks to retire as a Brigadier General. In comparison, the current crop of stars are pygmies.

        • Mick December 26, 2022 at 1:23 pm #

          Yes I immediately suspected the clot shot with Mike Leach. MSU required all staff to vaxx up. From what I hear, he didn’t fight it. In fact he was in favor of the jab. So, my bet is that he not only got the first two, the third last winter, he most likely also in the early fall got the new fourth ‘bi-valent’ booster.

          I really liked Mike Leach. Being in Texas I enjoyed his decade with Texas Tech. He made the Big 12 conference a lot more interesting and fun. I recently read his book that he co-wrote about Geronimo. A very good historical read. Highly recommend it.

          It’s very sad that Leach is probably yet another person cut down early by “the science”. He could’ve and probably would’ve coached another ten years at least. And I bet another book was in him. Probably one on Blackbeard.

      • mrs_saj December 26, 2022 at 2:57 pm #

        Its weird, Walter. How many acquaintances does one have to know who have dies unexpectedly before becoming suspicious?

        I think there is a massive, real time test going on right now to answer that question

  9. Uncle.Al December 26, 2022 at 10:23 am #

    What does a woman want? More.
    Try filling a (Pythagorean) Greedy Cup.

    • Uncle Bob December 26, 2022 at 10:34 am #

      Right. Though, since 1946 that’s what all Americans have been conditioned to want and expect. The rise of “limited edition” products and internet “deals” over the last 20-25 years just adds to the “need” to buy things right now right now RIGHT NOW!!! And the same with our politics, as Robert Epstein has discussed ad nauseam for several years: control the search engines, and you control the elections.

  10. Disaffected December 26, 2022 at 10:32 am #

    We’re following the same path as the USSR before us. Their motto at the time was “we pretend to work and they pretend to pay us.” While that same motto still holds true for a large swath of our society considering that whatever they manage to make in the global economy it gets inflated or taxed away, our boy/girl geniuses in DC have added a new twist to demonstrate their utter depravity: “they pretend to tell us the truth and we pretend to believe them.” In the end, the co-called “legitimacy” of their rule will come down to what it always does: the point of a gun and which side has the most of them. Bloody insurrections or a bloody crackdown is where we’re headed, no two ways about it. This can end no other way.

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    • Paula D December 26, 2022 at 10:54 am #

      Funny thing about that line we were all told repeatedly.

      It is proven false every day in Ukraine, where we are told it’s really difficult to destroy Soviet-era infrastructure, electricity production and distribution, dams, subways, railroads, etc., because they were built to withstand nuclear bombs.
      And it’s really difficult to kill Nazis, because they hole up in Soviet-era bomb shelters, which were built under the factories and the apartment buildings.
      And the Soviet air defense missiles work, unlike the US Patriot missiles.

      So, the US never bothered to build bomb shelters for the population, or air defense that works. Instead they told us to climb under our desks.

      It’s almost as if both countries knew which country was more likely to launch nuclear war, isn’t it?

      And apparently Ukraine hasn’t built anything of value since the USSR was destroyed 31 years ago.

      Personally, I think you should drop old propaganda lines when they have been proven to be total bullshit.

      • Jarek December 26, 2022 at 1:21 pm #

        Listen to you and your “Nazis”. Then you tell other people to drop the old propaganda lines.

    • K-Chien December 26, 2022 at 12:25 pm #

      Funny how people keep showing up to work in failing states even when they stop getting paid. That would never happen here. People stop getting paid in America and the building will be empty by end of day.

      • Disaffected December 26, 2022 at 3:58 pm #

        One would hope. Employment is a contract, after all. No work, no pay; no pay, no work.

        • Paula D December 26, 2022 at 4:08 pm #

          The Russians did show up, though, and kept things going.

          Same as the Iraqis in the 90s. You have to admire the men who kept the water and electricity flowing even though the US had horrible sanctions on them that stopped all repair parts from getting through.

          Somehow they jerryrigged them and kept them going.

          And then when the US invaded and destroyed them in 2003 they put in bids to repair them, but the US gave the bids to Halliburtion, at 10 times to cost of their bids.

          Corruption R US.

          • Alzaebo December 26, 2022 at 10:30 pm #

            They offshored Iraq!

            I saw a documentary about Afghanistan. Those evil Russkies built thousands of facilities, buildings, infrastructure for power, water, sewage, stuff up the wazoo. So sturdy they are using many of them today.

            Those evil Russkies were teaching the women to read! Again, as they used to in the 70s!

            We taught ’em about gender cosplay, though. Definitely superior.

          • Paula D December 27, 2022 at 8:14 pm #

            That made me laugh out loud, Alzaebo.

  11. perla December 26, 2022 at 10:36 am #

    And have we no Eye of Providence?

  12. Amman December 26, 2022 at 10:38 am #

    I have a picture of a man who has been taking a beating for a long time from 3 punks called Government agency, mainstream Media and Greedy Corporations. He’s fallen on the ground and is on his back taking fist blows to the chin and face. He is tired. So tired he cannot to get up or defend himself, his family or his people anymore.

    Is that a true and accurate picture of America today?

    • Uncle Bob December 26, 2022 at 11:16 am #


      • Amman December 28, 2022 at 5:05 pm #

        Prove it.

        • MrMangoOnMyShoulder December 28, 2022 at 7:33 pm #

          Well, 63% of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck as of this year. I’d say that’s a good indicator to start with.

          Granted, many just way overextended (which is on them), many aren’t trying anymore and they take the govt handouts to not work and stay poor but have cable and order Chipotle burritos from the couch (also on them).

          But many are busting their asses to keep their families somewhat comfortable so their kids don’t have to know they are one month away from dad and mom having to admit how truly screwed they are. The hard part is they know the odds of getting out of that with any kind of retirement are very slim…

  13. Uncle Bob December 26, 2022 at 10:39 am #

    The crackdown will defeat the revolutionaries because the government has control of the mass media; most people will buy the bullshit about who’s destroying the society, just as they’ve bought most all the bullshit since 1900 about who’s good and who’s wicked.

    • Disaffected December 26, 2022 at 10:47 am #

      Could very well be. It’ll be an uphill battle, for sure.

    • Jarek December 26, 2022 at 1:25 pm #

      Yeah, what if any such Revolutionaries hit the power just as the game was about to come on? They would be hated forever.

      The game and cold beer trumps everything. It’s the only thing that keeps America going since people hate their jobs.

      Normal Americans are terrible human beings for the most part. The Ukies are fools but brave and patriotic.

      • Mick December 26, 2022 at 7:58 pm #

        From what I’ve read many Ukie men have fled in order to get out of fighting. The ones left are brave, yes. And many of them are now dead. More will be dead with each passing weak.

        The Ukraine is done. Stick a fork in it. But, we US taxpayers will keep paying for it. Or, the Fed debt producing machine, that is.

        Oh, and it is The Ukraine. (This part of the comment is for general audience), Not Ukraine.

        The Ukraine means ‘The Borderland’. Of what? Russia.

        Putin is right, it’s not a real historical country.

        And Kiev is properly pronounced Kee Ev. Not Keev. Keev new pronunciation is Zelensky bullshit propaganda to diss the Russian heritage of that city.

        • Alzaebo December 26, 2022 at 10:36 pm #

          Keev is where Swedish Vikings settled along the river Rus 1400 years ago, so the Ukrainian told me.

  14. MiTurn December 26, 2022 at 10:41 am #

    “Democratic Party became dominated by activist women, who exhibited two outstanding tendencies of behavior: they tended to make decisions on the basis of emotion… their feelings about this-and-that; and they were much more ruthless in political battle than men.”

    Sign of the times and maybe a future one too. I can’t help but recalling the words of the prophet Isaiah (3:12) in the OT about the future:

    “Youths oppress my people, women rule over them. My people, your guides lead you astray; they turn you from the path.”

    Sounds about right.

    • Beryl of Oyl December 26, 2022 at 10:57 am #

      People seem not to remember that Hillary needed Barack Obama’s permission to run in 2016; that he kept threatening to replace her with Joe Biden, as if it were up to him, because it was; and that the first thing Hillary did, once it became clear that they didn’t cheat enough and that Donald Trump actually won, was to call Barack and apologize.

      That is not “dominated by women”, in my book.

      We don’t know who exactly gave the word that Barack would be the MAN who headed the Democrat ticket in ’08, and not Hillary; but we do know that the MSM turned against her, in unison.

      I the MSM dominated by women? Are our major global corporations dominated by women?

      How many female presidents have we had?

      The first female VP is a whore. Does that look like dominance to anyone?

      • Rowdypiglet December 26, 2022 at 11:35 am #

        Beryl, I think the dominance of women is at the level of ordinary life. As an example, the CEO of the corporation may be a man, but the experience of working there is completely controlled by women, usually the HR departments (you’ll rarely if ever find a man there) and their female toadies who report back to them and are ever on the lookout for microagressions or anything they can punish. They bring in the (usually female) diversity trainers who humiliate men, people with normal sexuality, white people. DEI departments everywhere are dominated by zealous women. School boards, regulatory bodies . . . women.

        I agree that at the higher levels where real decisions are made, there are noticeably more men. But the women in question eagerly go along with the agendas from above. If it weren’t for these eager foot soldiers, the war wouldn’t even begin. Somebody planned it, and they are happily putting the plan in motion and making it a reality.

        I don’t have the expertise to speculate on what drives these women, other than resentment and out of control emotions. If they “feel” that your facial expression was aggressive, it was, and it actually harmed them physically! There is no defense for this kind of thing. Unravelling the root cause would take someone like Christopher Lasch and, sadly, he’s gone. But his observations at the beginning of the Age of Narcissism were prophetic. Social trends affect the behavior of men and women differently, and this one has been entirely toxic to both.

        • Beryl of Oyl December 26, 2022 at 12:20 pm #

          The women who owe their positions to the men in power were hired specifically because they agree with that agenda.

          You can’t use a selct group to prove anything about the majority of humans who are female.

          Again, hired by men to carry out an agenda developed by men.

          • Rowdypiglet December 26, 2022 at 1:25 pm #

            I agree, Beryl, it proves nothing about the majority of human females. But I’ll repeat what I said before: the specific group of women I’m speaking about, who now infest bureaucracies, academia, HR departments, DEI, are keen to carry out the agenda of those who hired them. They, in turn, hire others of their kind, who are equally zealous. They’re not the general who decides where to send the troops next, but they ARE the troops. Without them, the agenda is just a daydream; their actions make it a reality, so I don’t see how they’re not culpable.

            As for the men at the top, they effectively live in another world that’s inaccessible to us. In many instances, we don’t even know who they are, and have no means of finding out. But the women collaborators are among us, so (presumably) they’re not beyond accountability or influence.

          • Jarek December 26, 2022 at 1:30 pm #

            Given women’s enthusiastic endorsement of this evil system and the desire of young women to join the ranks described above, I think it says much about women as a group.

            My first disagreement with Rowdy.

            The minority of good women always support men over their sisters. Rowdy is choosing wrongly here since Beryl is a feminist.

          • Beryl of Oyl December 26, 2022 at 1:58 pm #

            I don’t endorse it, Jarek.

            Ain’t I a woman?

          • Jarek December 26, 2022 at 5:22 pm #

            You deny women all culpability. This is Feminism 101. Only men are to blame – for everything!

            Shame on you.

          • Anthea December 28, 2022 at 12:02 pm #

            @ Rowdypiglet:

            Sure, these women “who now infest bureaucracies, academia, HR departments, DEI, are keen to carry out the agenda of those who hired them,” and of course, they are culpable.

            But these same people hired Fauci and hundreds or thousands of men. They installed Biden. They placed men in positions in the medical establishment to carry out the covid agenda.

            It is not men or women as a group who are culpable; it’s the individual people who did the deed–and continue to do the deed.

        • Paula D December 26, 2022 at 1:19 pm #

          I could hear a woman’s voice in my husband’s work-from-home office, so I went and asked him about it.

          He said “I am taking a mandatory sexual harassment class”. and both of us made the same joke at the same time.

          Another good reason to work from home, added to the saving of gas, time and risk of car crashes, is that no one can accuse him of sexual harassment.

        • Islander December 26, 2022 at 7:14 pm #

          “I agree that at the higher levels where real decisions are made, there are noticeably more men. But the women in question eagerly go along with the agendas from above. ”

          It’s called the authoritarian personality.

          Such people toady to those who have power over them and crack the whip over those over whom they have authority.

          AKA, Shit rolls downhill.

          IMO the buck stops with those at the top of the pyramid of power, not those in the middle or at the bottom.

      • MaryQueen December 26, 2022 at 11:51 am #

        James and many commenters up here seem to gloss over the fact that everything that is fucked up in our society now is because it’s been 100% manipulated, including women.

        Paula has explained it incredibly well, ad nauseam. But still, the “it’s women’s fault” bullshit continues.

        • Beryl of Oyl December 26, 2022 at 12:21 pm #

          Oh those women…

        • Uncle Bob December 26, 2022 at 1:07 pm #

          Because clearly women have no influence over men. Or are you saying Jezebel, Hilliary the Shrieker, and Jill Biden were/are helpless waifs who were/are manipulated by their awful bastard husbands into doing bad things? While you may be rightly sick of men being meanies, some men are sick of being henpecked and manipulated by women who bitch, throw tantrums, and cry to get their way, and demand that they be allowed to sacrifice their children to Molech because otherwise they’re bereft of rights.

          • Paula D December 26, 2022 at 1:21 pm #

            You are mixing up personal relationships with wealth and power relationships.

            Those who have the power make the rules.

          • Jarek December 26, 2022 at 1:36 pm #

            Yes, and they have put women over men as per the divorce courts especially.

            Your Engels (an ardent male feminist) is now quite out of date.

          • MaryQueen December 26, 2022 at 1:57 pm #

            What an odd comment.

          • Beryl of Oyl December 26, 2022 at 1:59 pm #

            Mary, half the time I have no idea what Jarek is talking about.

          • Jarek December 26, 2022 at 5:24 pm #

            That’s only to be expected, girls. I’m far more educated then you two are.

          • MaryQueen December 26, 2022 at 6:34 pm #

            That’s sad, Jarek.

            So educated, yet no clue about how the real world works.

          • Islander December 26, 2022 at 7:15 pm #

            ” demand that they be allowed to sacrifice their children to Molech because otherwise they’re bereft of rights.”


            Clear as mud. The male brain . . .

          • Anthea December 28, 2022 at 12:35 pm #

            @ Jarek:

            “I’m far more educated then you two are.”

            The certainty with which you state this makes one suspect that you have a PhD in something-or-other, which is normally an indication that Daddy had enough money to allow you to be a professional student. Bet you have a couple of Master’s degrees that you embarked on before the PhD, the better to waste Daddy’s money and provide an excuse for not getting a job.

            Most of us here are probably familiar with your type, whose usual objective is to stay in college until Daddy croaks and you inherit. Failing this, another favorite means for continuing to milk Daddy is to start a business that will require capitalization and an allowance for a few years, until the business becomes profitable. Said business is usually something along the lines of a macrobiotic restaurant that is open two nights a week.

            I even knew one guy who convinced Daddy that he’d figured out how to beat the Blackjack tables in Vegas–and Daddy was dumb enough to stake him. (The losses were very substantial.)

            But by all means post your resume. And tell us about your European tour–the Grand Tour being essential to round out ones education. And surely you are fluent in several languages, including Latin. Favor us with some quotes from Marcus Aurelius and Madame de Sevigne.

        • Jarek December 26, 2022 at 1:34 pm #

          Since women have zero culpability, they have zero accountability. Nothing is their fault or ever will be, so they can do as much damage as possible to get even with men. For what? For being born female.

          • Rowdypiglet December 26, 2022 at 3:53 pm #

            “Given women’s enthusiastic endorsement of this evil system and the desire of young women to join the ranks described above, I think it says much about women as a group.”

            Jarek, I don’t really know how enthusiastic the average young woman is to join in. I have lots of personal experience with the infestations of female zealots that I’ve spoken about – considerably less with young women in general.

            The young women I know well have a strong but, I think, displaced sense of grievance. They believe they’ve been victimized and must aggressively assert themselves – which they do in every area of their lives. It’s very offputting. I don’t have a huge sample, but those I know have had every material and educational advantage, but think of themselves as oppressed. My guess (and I pointedly characterize it as such) is that they resent their own indoctrination but can’t think their way out of it.

            I regret having to say that most women I know are easily swayed by their emotions and invariably support absurdities like giving prizes for attendance rather than performance. As a woman, I’m embarrassed to say that – but we have our strengths, as men do, and they’re meant to be complementary.

            I think if we stopped trying to indoctrinate the young and allowed them to indulge their natural inclinations, most women would be raising their children at home and most men would be out doing what men do. There would still be plenty of women in the working world, but no one would be trying to create the delusional level playing field.

          • Jarek December 26, 2022 at 5:30 pm #

            Thank you, Rowdy. Agree 100%. The war between the sexes is natural – which is natural for fallen or merely natural (as opposed to supernatural) man.

            Feminine grievance? Natural given the natural dominance of men. It served a purpose: If a man started throwing his weight around, women would come to the victim’s defense in a multitude of ways. In a really bad culture, it might not work. But in many, it would. Some of the woman might have the ear of the chief or his wife after all.

            So we create a culture of equality and they expected this feature of feminine nature to disappear? Nope! Women still gang up on men – innocent ones now. And with the full approval of the State.

            Women are being used to keep men down. And Blacks to keep Whites down – including Black women to police White women. Gays keep Blacks in line, etc. The War of all against all to use Michael Harrington’s (socialist) line.

          • Hereward the Woke December 27, 2022 at 6:11 am #

            Jarek: a bundle of hatreds in human form

          • Jarek December 27, 2022 at 11:59 am #

            So you think women should have power without accountability, wokey? And because I disagree, I’m “hate”?

            If you don’t hate the current situation, there’s something wrong with you. Hate has a very important place in human life after all.

      • MiTurn December 26, 2022 at 12:17 pm #

        B of O,

        “the first thing Hillary did, once it became clear that they didn’t cheat enough and that Donald Trump actually won, was to call Barack and apologize.”

        That’s funny! I don’t know where you get your information, but psychopaths don’t apologize — they point fingers, blame others, most often their victims.

        • Beryl of Oyl December 26, 2022 at 12:24 pm #

          My bad, BO called her after she conceded, and she apologized at that time.

          • Uncle Bob December 26, 2022 at 1:08 pm #

            After getting hammered and destroying a bunch of stuff, including a giant tv that some Saudi royal had given to her.

          • Jarek December 26, 2022 at 1:38 pm #

            She once tried to brain one of her security guards with a Bible. Such utter trash.

          • Islander December 26, 2022 at 7:17 pm #

            Apologize for what?

        • Paula D December 26, 2022 at 1:22 pm #

          But what happens when psychopaths collide?

  15. Paula D December 26, 2022 at 10:48 am #

    I love that JHK can find a silver lining in the dark cloud of bankruptcy and destitution. I agree, that will bring people back to reality. Or, at least, it should.

    Reminds me of the Monty Python movie Life Of Brian, where men nailed to crosses whistle a happy tune and sing ‘Always look on the bright side of life”.

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    • MaryQueen December 26, 2022 at 11:48 am #

      “Life’s a piece of shit, when you look at it.”


  16. malthuss December 26, 2022 at 10:49 am #

    are these nations near starvation?




    • BackRowHeckler December 26, 2022 at 10:53 am #

      You left out Lebanon, the worst of the lot.

      • malthuss December 26, 2022 at 10:55 am #

        not much in the news, and i mean Drudge, Breitbart.

    • Islander December 26, 2022 at 7:17 pm #


  17. thirdcoastlegend December 26, 2022 at 10:49 am #

    Anyone else catch the citywide looting in Buffalo yesterday?

    One has to wonder if this morning’s driving bans in Buffalo are an attempt to suppress the five-finger discounts.

    • malthuss December 26, 2022 at 10:55 am #

      black unrest?

      • elysianfield December 26, 2022 at 2:13 pm #

        black unrest?


        Not at all, just a down payment on anticipated reparations.

        • thirdcoastlegend December 26, 2022 at 2:24 pm #

          California will write reparations into their tax code soon, followed by New York and the rest of the states will fall in line.

      • gilbert December 29, 2022 at 7:15 am #

        “Black Unrest”
        So happy to be removed from all that. Pity those that have to live it.

    • badberries December 26, 2022 at 12:42 pm #

      If I were to go stark, raging lunatic, I’d probably loot someplace other than Dollar General.

      • Uncle Bob December 26, 2022 at 2:34 pm #

        You mean you prefer Dollar Tree?

    • Mick December 26, 2022 at 1:30 pm #

      How can they loot in multiple feet of snow?

      That’s dedication!

      • Jarek December 27, 2022 at 12:09 pm #

        Welcome to the Black race. You thought they were something different?

      • Ishabaka January 1, 2023 at 8:17 am #

        And yet, our Woke priests assure us they are incapable of obtaining an ID card.

  18. Beryl of Oyl December 26, 2022 at 11:00 am #

    So much to do. As I said above, I was not prepared, I was expecting a more relaxed second day of Christmas.

    I do have a little Christmas treat in store, I will get to it.

  19. getsome December 26, 2022 at 11:06 am #

    James Howard: Superb analysis of the current political situation, with clear, insightful projection on probable future machinations of the left. The absolute GEM is the paragraph “the catch is…..”.
    All the cheating/conniving of the left will result in an outcome very similar the Titanic. Imagine a sham vote as to who was allowed to win at musical chairs, all as the vessel sank. These clowns are positioning to steal elective office on a rapidly “sinking “ now ideologically fractured entity, formerly known as the USA. The aggrieved personages, utilizing search engines, will be capable of pinpoint locating data for “airing out grievances” on those in positions of responsibility. Instead of “sucks to be them”, try “looks to be a sucking chest wound to them”. Nuff Said.

  20. JohnAZ December 26, 2022 at 11:09 am #

    Good blog.

    Everything is symptoms of Uniparty control. The Constitution requires opposing viewpoints to operate its balance of powers.

    Those days are gone, as lastly evidenced by the $17,000,000,000,000 fiasco Omnibus 2023 budget. Any semblance of fiscal integrity just disappeared. BTW, folks who champion the idea that the national debt can be reduced by high inflation forget one thing, inflation and higher interests rates create more deficits not less.

    We know that Liberal Dems are slowly destroying the representative integrity of this country in all ways. The addition of the RINOS to the Deep State makes the Uniparty locked in. The House already is showing the Liberal bias with its reaction to McCarthy as Speaker. The Senate, well it is a given where those Progressive GOP players sit.

    Next will be the deepening of the power of the presidency. The excuse will be to get things done.

    People advocating this shift in power forget that America is forged by the ideal that autocratic control is the enemy to be fought at all costs. Small group control in socialist domains destroy the freedoms that make this country work efficiently.

    Now, notice that Trump drove us towards autocracy, to get things done. What a mess, the Deep State trying to reduce the power of Trump so they could continue their drive toward autocratic socialism.

    Who loses to these Bozos?


    Why? Us!

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    • JohnAZ December 26, 2022 at 11:16 am #

      The FBI is just one part of the government that has no superior oversight control to its operations.

      Add on

      CIA, DOJ, MIC, judicial, SEC, CDC, FDA, IRS, just a few of agencies that have no oversight and operate open loop.

      Another symptom of Uniparty.

      The Congress just spent six years of its oversight responsibility investigating one man. One bad thing about Trump was the hidden consolidation of power acquired by the Fed agencies during this six years.

    • Woodchuck December 26, 2022 at 3:22 pm #

      Everyone is looking at this situation as being something abnormal, or something that unexpectedly came out of nowhere. Republics have an average lifespan of 250 years. The odds are good that we are an average republic, not a particularly exceptional one. The USA was successful for a long time mostly because of easy to obtain natural resources. Now that’s no longer the case, and the USA is failing. It’s entirely normal for republics to fail eventually, it happened to all of the others. Why do people think we are somehow immune to the laws of nature?

      • Blackbird December 27, 2022 at 11:36 am #

        We lost our republic when it became an empire.

      • SpeedyBB December 29, 2022 at 3:36 pm #

        “The USA was successful for a long time mostly because of easy to obtain natural resources.” Also maybe because of geography: sea-to-shining-sea meant a natural barrier to any invasion from a potential enemy.

        Of course that all changes when you open the borders up, particularly to those unhappy citizens of nations you’ve abused, exploited, undermined and kept poor.

  21. Beryl of Oyl December 26, 2022 at 11:10 am #

    The FBI wishes us all a “safe” and happy holiday season. We need them to stay safe. Get it?


    BTW, this “holiday season” starts November first and runs through January first. The Christmas season starts with advent, which roughly coincides with the day after Thanksgiving, but it runs through January 6 or 7.

    People sing that annoying song about the twelve days of Christmas, but they have absolutely no idea what it means.

    This year, I have heard anecdotal evidence of supermarkets that used to sell Christmas trees discontinuing the practice, and I have witnessed it myself, although that could be some kind of supply chain issue.

    I do know that the major chains are totally on board with the globalist plans for what markets shall be in the future.

    QR CODES – This is Whole Foods in the USA.

    • MaryQueen December 26, 2022 at 11:40 am #

      Ugh that Whole Foods bullshit is nauseating.

    • MaryQueen December 26, 2022 at 11:45 am #

      Owned by Bezos, the other billionaire transhumanist asshole.

      • Jarek December 26, 2022 at 1:52 pm #

        A man. Men dominate at the top, were meritocracy matters, because men are more brilliant and creative by and large.

        I don’t say automatically good. He’s isn’t by any means.

    • DaveO907 December 26, 2022 at 12:30 pm #

      Would you look at that: the h.t.t.p.s sailed right past whatever impediment usually leaves a comment hanging in limbo.

    • niner December 26, 2022 at 12:49 pm #

      here’s the supply chain we have imposed on Donbass by funding Zelensky —

      httxx://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUxPUjc-C9o ;

      The Lost Children Of The Ukraine War (Christmas Special)
      Patrick Lancaster
      533K subscribers

    • Night Owl December 26, 2022 at 5:28 pm #

      Now imagine what is going to happen when CBDCs roll out, and you need a digital ID and a good social credit score to enter.

      Predicted 3 years ago.

      How can this be?

  22. MaryQueen December 26, 2022 at 11:10 am #

    Looks like Sam Bankman-Fried got away with his scam.

    There is absolutely no rule of law for the deep state members, which appear to be the apparatus in charge of the country. No doubt either directed by or in control of the Obama-Clinton-Biden-Bush etc. cabal. Their laundering schemes are way out of control, and at some point something has got to give.

    Catherine Austin-Fitts made a good observation in an interview I saw the other day. She said if all of us understood that covid19 was a hoax and that the vaxxes were designed to harm people, then Trump most certainly did. So I would add him to the cabal as well. For this, as well as many other (obvious) reasons that his supporters like to ignore.

    • Beryl of Oyl December 26, 2022 at 11:17 am #

      Mary, some of his most ardent supporters are trying desperately to get him away from the people advising him now.

      There are millions of people who should know better, who still do not understand that fact about covid and the shots, people with the credentials who ought to know better. It’s not just Trump.

      In any case, the fight to bring the people who committed these crimes against humanity to justice does not include him.

      He’s not an impediment really, he’s just irrelevant at this point.

      • JohnAZ December 26, 2022 at 11:30 am #

        COVID’s continuance in the public is total evidence of the control of the Uniparty.

        Saw a disgusting TV ad promoting the Covid vaxxes.

        Sponsor? Pfizer of course.

      • MaryQueen December 26, 2022 at 11:44 am #

        So, I’m smarter than Trump, then? And better informed?

        I don’t buy it, sorry. And he never stopped pushing the vaxxes, so he is a proponent of big pharma.

        • Beryl of Oyl December 26, 2022 at 12:30 pm #

          He believed he was well informed. He was surrounded by highly credentialed “experts”, and had no reason to believe they were lying.

          Dr. Assem Malhotra, you will recall, was originally a major proponent of the jab. It was a personal tragedy that led him to look deeper into the data.

          President Trump didn’t have anyone doing that.

          It’s not as if he can read and interpret that stuff for himself, and it is not a president’s job to do that.

          Of course, it isn’t a president’s job to convene a task force to fight a virus with voodoo either.

          When Adams started blithering about hankies and rubber bands, he should have been excuseed.

          • MaryQueen December 26, 2022 at 2:00 pm #

            So Trump was easily duped and less informed than the average person?

            He should have never been anywhere near the oval office then.

        • Jarek December 26, 2022 at 2:00 pm #

          To Mary’s point: In the early days, he was retweeting covid skeptics. One time, absurdly, saying in a speech that if we just ignored it, it would all go away. He knew and tried to warn us, but in a cowardly way.

          Absurd because he didn’t come out and say that the disease was no big deal. But he obviously knew it was. And of course he got panned for it. So since he didn’t have the courage to really oppose them, he had to join them. In for a penny, in for a pound.

          And he once stood at the podium with General Gus Purna (sp?) who had a plan to vaccinate America in a few days – obviously by force. He didn’t go in that direction, but he flirted with it.

          Our choice is between this grotesquely flawed man and DeSantis – who is all for escalation in Ukraine. Thus it’s Trump or WW3.

          • Night Owl December 26, 2022 at 5:48 pm #

            It does not matter. If DeSantis got in, he would be equally flawed, because the entire DS apparatus would be used to hamstring and ultimately destroy him.

            This only stops when people say no, and work together. The solution is not political, because the US government is controlled by the same oligarchs that unleashed the Covid hoax and Great Reset.

            Things are a bit better in other places, but in the US, the only hope comes from within the people and, to some degree, the courts.

          • Uncle Bob December 26, 2022 at 6:10 pm #

            The fine folks at Twitter considered labeling Trump’s tweet not to be afraid as mosinformation:


            “Be ye not afraid, for THE LORD is with you” would be labeled as misinformation by these people, while “be a coward and hide in your Mommy’s cellar like ‘Joe Biden’ or a Fortnite addict” would be the ultimate truth.

    • JohnAZ December 26, 2022 at 11:27 am #

      Yes, saw it yesterday.

      Was there any doubt, Mary?

      The Deep State protects its own, both Dem and RINO.

      Too many reputations lost is this bums influence on the Deep State was ever allowed near a public court room.

      Your dislike of Trump has been noted. However, like all the other conservative anti Trumpers you have no alternative. He failed in putting his promises into play in DC. He compromised way too much, but the real problem was he was soundly outnumbered politically. A CEO is like the captain of a ship, his word is law. Trump went into the WH with the idea he was the BOSS. He ran up against the Mob wall and in four years got no where in draining the swamp.

      To me, Trump’s losses show that the Uniparty is in control. Even when the top dog is in opposition, the Uniparty Deep State gets its way.

      No balance of power, all power is on the same side,

      Socialism and globalism.

      • MaryQueen December 26, 2022 at 11:44 am #

        No there was no doubt for me, actually, as I reported about 3-4 weeks back up here.

      • Beryl of Oyl December 26, 2022 at 11:50 am #

        That covid task force was an own goal.

        He FAILED to have anyone on his team check out the background of the people he placed there.

        Yes there is plenty of blame to go around, but he was the one who put Pence in charge.

        Why didn’t Trump’s Chief of Staff vet the people who wer going to be working so closely with the president?

        What is a chief of staff FOR?

        Someone online did me the favor, way back when the covid scam started, of reminding me of who Doctor Anthony Fauci was.

        It took me TWO SECONDS to understand that that man had no business being anywhere near that task force.

        Oh my God? People cannot READ?

        As for the people who keep insisting that President Trump could not fire Fauci, he did not have the power- that is COMPLETELY, UTTERLY, FALSE.

        Unless one believes that back during the Carter Administration, Jimmy somehow foresaw the future task forces convened to fight cold viruses, and meant for Dr. Fauci’s postion-for-life at NIAID to include ruling over such task forces, without having put that in writing.

        • Night Owl December 26, 2022 at 5:51 pm #

          There was another guy who was supposed to head the task force, IIRC. Forgot his name, but he was a major skeptic.

          He did an interview months ago saying they called him to DC and then left him hanging for weeks.

          Supposedly the people handling the vetting and coordination were holdovers who were deeply anti-Trump and set him up to fail.

          Need to find the interview again.

          • Islander December 26, 2022 at 7:27 pm #

            I have read somewhere that in the early stages of this thing Trump was talking to Robert Kennedy, Jr.

            Very quickly everything about covid-19 became political.

            It is quite possible that Trump couldn’t see this from inside the fish bowl.

      • MaryQueen December 26, 2022 at 2:03 pm #

        I don’t like nor dislike Trump.

        I think he’s controlled opposition. I have arrived at this conclusion after years of paying attention and watching his actions.

    • Uncle Bob December 26, 2022 at 11:28 am #

      Trump announced his run after a 90-minute phone call with Bubba Clinton. At best, Trump was conned into running by Bubba because Bubba thought Trump was easy to defeat either at the ballot box or via the Deep State that had saved Bubba multiple times. At.worst, the 2016 election and everything since was a carefully choreographed script to divide the country and get us to give up our actual freedoms and rights in exchange for “safety” and privileges they’re calling rights (e.g., baby slaughtering, the forced sterilization of children, the Green agenda, etc.). Whatever it takes to get everyone to either save his life by bending his knee to the PTB or disobey and die.

      • MaryQueen December 26, 2022 at 11:46 am #

        I’m closer to that way of thinking.

        I consider Trump to be controlled opposition.

        • K-Chien December 26, 2022 at 12:14 pm #

          ????? Nothing about Trump is controlled. I get your humor, but be careful. There are morons who consider the man a saint!

          • Uncle Bob December 26, 2022 at 2:44 pm #

            Uh, all saints ARE sinners, only they’re sinners who’ve come to faith. Otherwise, humanity was irretrievably lost in Eden, and Christ’s birth, life, crucifixion, and resurrection were irrelevant.

      • Mick December 26, 2022 at 6:50 pm #

        The phone call from Slick Willie is true, but I don’t think he had to be “conned” into running. He had already decided to run way back in 2010. (Well, he had wanted to run even before then, but in 2010 he decided that he’d run in either 2012 or 2016).

        This is when he started transitioning himself into a conservative populist Republican after being a NYC Democrat his entire life. He knew that he could not defeat either Barry Soetero or Hillary Clinton in a Dem Primary.

        I suspect the call from Slick Willie had to do with strategery issues in the upcoming election year. He and the Clintons were good friends for years. He gave them a lot of money. I know that’s a fact that doesn’t sit well with some here. But a fact it is.

        • Islander December 26, 2022 at 7:30 pm #

          I agree that the phone call from Bubba doesn’t necessarily mean that Trump was “controlled opposition.” Depends on what each man thought was going on.

          Maybe Trump knew that Bubba wanted Hillary to lose. Who knows???

        • Blackbird December 27, 2022 at 11:30 am #

          During the 2016 “election” I thought that Trump was controlled opposition whose purpose was to scare voters toward Hillary.

          I was surprised that Trump was allowed to win. Maybe he just got too many votes. By my recollection, Hillary made some amazing gains in rural areas of PA, MI, and WI (states where >80% of the vote had been counted) between 1 and 3 am the morning of 11/9, so the cheating machine seemed to be running strong.

          Or maybe Trump was needed to create the polarization that took place during his term, while Hillary will be needed to create the hysteria for war with Russia – and the starvation, freezing, and criminalization of dissent that will accompany it.

          Whatever Trump is or was, I am certain of one thing, he was not, is not, and never will be, “our man”.

    • Hereward the Woke December 26, 2022 at 11:54 am #

      I more go with the idea that Trump is a buffoon.

      • Beryl of Oyl December 26, 2022 at 12:39 pm #

        Trump was right and smart about so many things, in the beginning.

        Look at the video of the Germans laughing at him when he lays some facts on them.

        Yes, he may have made some mistakes about NATO, Ukraine, and energy policy, but overall I’d say he was the most right of all the world “leaders”.

        He saw right through the climate scam, he saw the porous border for the problem it was, he was right about the jobs going overseas, back when Republicans kept claiming it was our fault because we benefitted from cheap consumer goods, and besides robots.

        I did not understand the facts about coal being essential to manufacture steel, until builder Trump pointed it out.

        I always wondered though, as China bought up all of our scrap metal and steel workers here were laid off, if we were attacked, where would we get the materials we needed for the weaponry to defend ourselves?

        A nation that produces nothing, with no borders, is not a secure nation.

        Trump knew this better than any other elected official of the time.

        • niner December 26, 2022 at 1:02 pm #

          yes, and we had no one else.

          literally, no one else. consider the republican primary.

          jeb bush, chris christie, huckabee, etc.

          although i could have supported Rand Paul, and admire him even more now.

          htt://www.ibtimes.com/republican-presidential-debate-2015-full-list-gop-candidates-participating-cleveland-2041961 ;

          it’s easy to blame Trump now, but we were in a terrible trap. and aside from his successes, that BoO cites, remember that *no one* else could have stood up to the abuse, the battering, the firepower of the combined left.

          Trump was the best choice, at the time.

        • Night Owl December 26, 2022 at 5:54 pm #

          Trump was excellent on foreign policy and issues like energy independence.

          His failure was not understanding that the president does not run the country, and if said president were to try, he will be hamstringed, face charges for phony crimes, and ultimately watch as the US military is called into the nation’s capitol to ensure that a puppet is installed with as little risk as possible.

    • malthuss December 26, 2022 at 2:50 pm #

      if all of us understood that covid19 was a hoax / all did not.

      like chemtrails. she will talk of them but not all will get it.

  23. Beryl of Oyl December 26, 2022 at 11:27 am #

    Speaking of sins committed against people in distant lands:

    Lord knows I’m not some bleeding hear for grown men who can take care of themselves, and it isn’t the US this time doing most of the sinning, it is China.

    But how many organizations get money from Americans, and how much of the media is run by Americans, and why is this still happening?

    Joe Rogan podcast guest explains ‘heart-wrenching’ source of electric vehicle, iPhone batteries


    The Clinton Global Initiative differed from the Clinton Foundation. Bill said it was not his personal charity like the Foundation.

    The focus was always on Africa. Bill Gates’ focus has been on Africa.

    Africa Africa Africa, and how many BILLIONS?

    This is what we get?

    Maybe some of the NGOs are paying the men from these places who are somehow managing to walk across the Mexican border.

    I can remember when a charity collecting big buck to accomplish a goal came under scrutiny as to what exactly they were doing with their money, when they had nothing to show for it.

    • K-Chien December 26, 2022 at 12:09 pm #

      It is capitalism. Externalities-Not-Us is your corporate model. Love it or leave it.

      • Beryl of Oyl December 26, 2022 at 1:17 pm #

        The Chines are commies.

        • Jarek December 26, 2022 at 2:09 pm #

          Wrong. They are countless individual millionaires over there now. They embraced Capitalism decades ago, but maintaining State guidance thereof. Wait for it: Fascism. And added to that, they’ve maintained their intense racial pride despite the Marxist/Leninism. Wait for it: Not Fascism (which doesn’t focus on race) but National Socialism.

          Where have you been? How did you get it so wrong – even on the basic economic level? Do you understand the Communism qua Communism doesn’t allow for individuals to become millionaires, much less billionaires? Google Jack Ma – a business genius. Jack could get America up and running again in a day or two.

          • Mick December 26, 2022 at 7:36 pm #

            Chinese are Commies in Name Only.

            But they do have the police state down pat. The envy of many western governments.

          • Mick December 26, 2022 at 7:37 pm #

            Chinese are Commies in Name Only.

            Totalitarian police state in true form though.

      • Uncle Bob December 26, 2022 at 4:22 pm #

        You wouldn’t have a pot to piss in, I mean a hydrant to piss on, if it weren’t for capitalism, you ungrateful Marxist mutt.

        • Alzaebo December 26, 2022 at 11:08 pm #

          There’s a difference between capitalism and Kapitalism.

          Supply and demand versus the voracious accumulation of power.

          One is savings.
          The other is leverage.

      • Night Owl December 26, 2022 at 5:55 pm #

        It is inverted totalitarianism.

        Not covered in your marxist literature.

  24. docmartin December 26, 2022 at 11:31 am #

    Even RFK Jr said it’s been a coup since they blew his uncle’s brains out in 1963. The only difference now is that they are blatant about it. They are beyond arrogant as the cancer has spread so wide and deep.I’ve noticed the blog and comments have been going around in a circle ever since Biden’s fraudulent election.

    • Beryl of Oyl December 26, 2022 at 12:06 pm #

      RFK Jr. tried so hard to warn people who this Fauci character is.

      • MaryQueen December 26, 2022 at 2:04 pm #

        If only Trump had hired him as an advisor when he had the chance. Whoops.

        • Jarek December 26, 2022 at 2:12 pm #

          Jared told him not to but to hire Fauci instead. Imagine listening to dark shadowy people like Jared Kushner.

          • Mick December 26, 2022 at 6:53 pm #

            I will even say that Trump would’ve been better served to listen to Jarek rather than Jared.

      • mrs_saj December 26, 2022 at 4:01 pm #

        His book The Real Anthony Fauci was phenomenal.

        I gave ONE person a verbal 15 minute book report on it. A person with more than enough background to understand what I was talking about. Her father-in-law died four months later at the hands of the hospital staff who murdered him by following federal protocols for Covid. I even warned her again while he was in the hospital for two and a half weeks that the hospital was still trying to kill him in a slower fashion than was customary because she at least had dodged the remdesivir bullet at my insistence. The hospital put him on a ventilator at 3 am, whien no family was there to object. And taking someone off a ventilator is not as simple as pulling the intubation tube out of their throat. They need to be weaned off the meds that allow the tube to be put in in the first place, and that takes time. Especially if you are a hospital that is stalling to ensure the patient continues to weaken while on the ventilator.

        It’s very discouraging. I still recommend his book, of course. But I do not give book reviews on it to normal people. It is not a good use of my time.

    • Amman December 26, 2022 at 3:21 pm #

      Yes, a circle. Or like that circular logo used by the Facebook/META corporation.

      This loop-wise movement will crack soon enough and History will return to the streets.

    • sonnyL December 26, 2022 at 7:09 pm #

      Watch the 1991 movie Awakenings with DeNiro and Robin Williams. It is like watching a Biden cabinet meeting.

  25. Miss Demeanor December 26, 2022 at 11:51 am #

    The blatant larceny of the corporate US has been elevated to a level of pageantry equaled only by the Olympics or the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade with the recent Media celebration of handing Billions of dollars we don’t have to a Castro clone in the Hollowed Halls of Congress.(pun intended)
    This twisted example of leadership promotes an accepted method of how to get ahead in the world. I’m thinking we will see similar disregard for rule of law and any fiscal common sense in all levels of society.

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    • badberries December 26, 2022 at 12:34 pm #

      We are already seeing it, case in point, Buffalo NY last night. They ‘sacked’ Dollar General?

      Even the liquor store owner that was also ‘sacked’ said they had shitty taste in liquor, taking only the cheapest, bottom shelf crap.

      • BackRowHeckler December 26, 2022 at 2:39 pm #

        I was quite surprised at the looting in Buffalo. Usually looting is a warm weather activity, best done in the summer months.

      • Woodchuck December 26, 2022 at 3:42 pm #

        The looting, riots, and shoplifting will continue untill businesses everywhere simply pull out of certain areas which are no longer profitable. Then those areas will have nothing, and the gov’t will be forced to either take care of everyone in those places directly or the people will no longer be able to live in them. When they leave and go to the wrong places for more looting an mayhem, many of them will be killed by armed citizens.

        • Paula D December 26, 2022 at 4:17 pm #

          And then the citizens will be prosecuted. We saw that in the 2020 riots.

          • neurodoc December 26, 2022 at 7:31 pm #

            NOT if they’re smart and use cover and concealment and use weapons and bullets that cannot be traced to them via common sense methods.

  26. K-Chien December 26, 2022 at 11:55 am #

    American politicians don’t want to play fair, but in 10,000 years will any of this matter? I think not!

    What will it be like? My idea is things will be so different the world will be like we never were. Writing the story I just punished on my website makes me think that way. (click the green K-Chien).

    • K-Chien December 26, 2022 at 11:59 am #

      (published) LOL, I hope the short story does not ‘punish.’

    • Nigel Tufnel December 26, 2022 at 3:31 pm #

      Hey K-chien – Cool site, lots of fun stuff : R&B hits, Stoic philosophy, and tap and die info?! Your story was good too. Thanks for sharing.

  27. Mick December 26, 2022 at 12:08 pm #

    With regards to the NY Times quoted piece…

    “They are putting forward a long list of proposals that include creating automatic voter registration systems, preregistering teenagers to vote before they turn 18, returning the franchise to felons released from prison and criminalizing election misinformation.”

    Just keep in mind that federally they cannot make all states do automatic voter registration systems or return the franchise to felons. The Constitution does not regulate how states conduct their voting requirements on the whole. This is why it took a constitutional amendment to give the franchise to women, and a major piece of legislation passed by both houses and signed into law by a president in 1965 to lift southern state’s restrictions on black’s voting.

    A constitutional amendment to ensure that felons can vote in all fifty state’s ain’t happening. Nor will one be possible to do automatic registration. So, they’ll have to go the major piece of legislation route. That ain’t happening either. Not anytime soon. All the fascist left can do is put these smelly programs in place in the states they control.

    As far as criminalizing election misinformation goes? The current Supreme Court will smack that down faster than it takes shit to go through a goose. They can hope for a federal law to restrict free speech in this manner, but it will only be hope. We can thank the ghost of Ruth Bader the Ginsberg for being narcissistic and stubborn enough to be carried out of the court in a body bag. (Metaphorically speaking) The old bag who ended up in a bag thought Hillary would fill her seat. Lol… Gotta love delusional leftys.

    • White German Shepherd December 26, 2022 at 12:44 pm #

      Constitution? Bwahahaha

      • Mick December 26, 2022 at 1:32 pm #

        I share your laughter overall, but the fact is that six current Supreme court justices will not let any of the items on the leftist’s wish list as outlined in the NYT article stand.

        In a few decades? Perhaps. Not now.

        • Uncle Bob December 26, 2022 at 4:47 pm #

          If they could smother Scalia with a pillow, incinerate major American cities, and illegally alter state election laws, all with impunity, what makes you think they won’t be able to get their agenda through the USSC — especially with Roberts as Chief Justice?

          Their immediate goal is to make things as awful as possible, for as many people as possible, that most Americans will beg to have their freedom taken away so they can feel safe. We are A LOT closer to that point than you think, as witnessed by the number of people who believed agitprop last month and voted for Democrats. If another couple halfwits decide to take out their frustrations with the world by shooting up churches, grocery stores, or schools, you’ll see how fast people beg to be disarmed to “make the children safe.” Without guns, there’ll be nothing to stop criminals or the Deep.State, and the Constitution will be a meaningless scrap of parchment.

          • Mick December 26, 2022 at 6:56 pm #

            Roberts, even though the chief justice, is only one vote on the court. Even if he goes along with the left, there are five more who won’t. 5 to 4 is still a majority to stop the nonsense.

            Now, if justices start suspiciously dropping dead then that will be a dramatic turn for sure.

            We’ll see.

        • neurodoc December 26, 2022 at 7:34 pm #

          amerika will not be here in a few decades. Instead, there will be multiple small countries with various alliances and trade agreements.

          • Mick December 26, 2022 at 7:39 pm #

            Probably so.

  28. badberries December 26, 2022 at 12:29 pm #

    I’m reminded of the Film “as good as it gets”. When Jack Nicholson’s character is asked how he writes women so well, he responds;

    “I think of a man, then I remove Reason and Accountability”.

    • Jarek December 26, 2022 at 2:14 pm #

      And there she is, Miss America!

      Call her Mary…..

  29. Beryl of Oyl December 26, 2022 at 12:45 pm #

    The Ticker Guy is optimistic about seeing punishment for crimes against humanity related to the vaxx.

    “Punishment will occur. That is certain. It is not a matter of debate as this was no accident or act of God. It was and remains deliberate acts of man, and the false statements were made by governments and commercial actors all over the world. They are all both culpable and shall be punished.

    Crimes against humanity such as this are not excused with “but I was following orders.” It didn’t work for the former Nazis and it will not work here.”


    • Hereward the Woke December 26, 2022 at 1:14 pm #

      I was quite surprised by Market Ticker in that article. He’s usually very pessimistic. Let’s hope he is right. It is strange that Fauci is retiring with so little fuss and fanfare. If he were the hero the MSM says he is, he would be touring the country and getting ticker tape parades. Maybe he’s going to be Epsteined.

      • Not_GeorgeT December 26, 2022 at 4:42 pm #

        It’s usually a slow moving system in the courts. Getting the Florida court to look at pharma with a grand jury is a big deal. Fraud indictments coming back from their proceedings would be huge.

  30. Beryl of Oyl December 26, 2022 at 12:48 pm #

    Here is another notable take by the Ticker Guy, in which he lays out undeniably truths:

    To All The Green Energy Screamers….

    “If you wish to impose on yourself and your family the fruits of being stupid have at it.

    If you demand it of others that is unacceptable, it should not be tolerated, and the first time it gets cold and people can’t heat their homes with your mandated “answer” your home should be sawz-alled to gain the firewood (and your clothing burned too) necessary for your neighbors to keep warm while you and your family get to live outdoors in your underwear with it being -10F out for as long as you might last.”


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    • Hereward the Woke December 26, 2022 at 1:16 pm #

      I have a feeling that 2023 will be a year of reckoning for the eco-fascists. Unless Ukraine blows over and we can restore energy relations with Russia, we are going to realize the hard way that “alternative energies” are garbage.

      • K-Chien December 26, 2022 at 1:40 pm #

        Carbon dividends are the way to go.

        • mrs_saj December 26, 2022 at 4:11 pm #

          I don’t trust my government enough to administer this. The exemptions will include: private jets, heating/cooking bills for homes larger than 7500 square feet, yachts, etc, etc, etc.

          The net result is that the little guy and the little gal will get crushed and be eating bugs by their campfire.

          • thirdcoastlegend December 26, 2022 at 4:48 pm #


            I’m pretty sure the EU has already exempted private jets so our betters can fly hundreds to the next climate conference and give speeches telling us all how we need to start riding bikes.

          • K-Chien December 26, 2022 at 5:18 pm #

            A key to making the plan work is to collect the money at the source. That prevents exceptions. Distribution is not a problem. The social security administration knows how to do that so nobody gets screwed.

            The rate needs to be set by a citizens assembly. Something that represents everyone.

            To the little guy carbon dividends are a windfall. The rich wind up paying more.

        • Jarek December 26, 2022 at 4:56 pm #

          That’s part of the Globalist platform. You have outed yourself.

          • K-Chien December 26, 2022 at 5:21 pm #

            Carbon dividends is the bipartisan solution we need to cut emissions in half by 2035, protect family budgets, and create good-paying clean energy and manufacturing jobs.

            You are the globalist. You want Potsdam Giants ruling the world.

          • Jarek December 26, 2022 at 5:36 pm #

            The Plan is to kill most of humanity. Get down to 500 hundred million or less. They admit it. Some have even admitted how it would be done too – what we are seeing now.

          • Islander December 26, 2022 at 8:42 pm #

            “Carbon dividends is the bipartisan solution we need to cut emissions in half by 2035, protect family budgets, and create good-paying clean energy and manufacturing jobs.”

            Um, are you a robot?

          • Alzaebo December 26, 2022 at 11:20 pm #

            Why do we “need to cut emissions in half by 2035”?

          • K-Chien December 28, 2022 at 3:04 am #


            You cut the emissions so when the shit is absolutely gone you don’t starve to death.

            And I know that is not the answer you expected from me.

        • Night Owl December 26, 2022 at 5:18 pm #

          Ignoring your various hoaxes is the way to go.

          • K-Chien December 26, 2022 at 5:22 pm #

            You are the hoax, I have a real identity, you don’t.

          • Night Owl December 26, 2022 at 5:34 pm #

            So do I, but I am not stupid enough to broadcast it all over the web.

          • K-Chien December 28, 2022 at 3:05 am #

            No, you are far to paranoid for that.

          • Night Owl December 28, 2022 at 5:31 am #

            My views could get me in trouble with the technofascist neo-marxist state.

            Yours are in line with theirs.


          • Whirlwind Worm December 29, 2022 at 6:30 pm #

            “My views could get me in trouble with the technofascist neo-marxist state.” ~ Night Owl

            Sweetie, last spring, I seem to recall you kind of trashing your own brother on here, never mind the ‘technofascist neo-marxist state’ or whatever.

            In any case, there are a lot of above-board critics of that sort of thing doing fine. Kunstler somewhat, but he still seems, ironically in some regards, committed to some sorts of parasitic and/or authoritarian political setups/actions. At his age.

            K-Chien, ostensibly, we talked briefly some months ago in the comments on The Seneca Effect about Kunstler’s apparently-hypocrticial ‘transgressions’ where his comments and apparent comment-edits regarding some comments were concerned.

            Small world, strange bedfellows we all appear ay?

    • Blackbird December 27, 2022 at 10:55 am #

      Mr. Denninger seems to understand the Green New Deal’s attempt to violate the Laws of Thermodynamics, but he don’t seem to know his way around a toolshed.

      A reciprocating saw is the wrong tool for dismantling a house as well as for cutting firewood. For all the blades you’d break – not to mention the aggravation – you might as well have bought your firewood.

      • gilbert December 29, 2022 at 8:33 am #

        As you said, a reciprocating saw is the wrong tool to dismantle a house. On the other hand, a chain saw in the hands of someone adept in its use and familiar with house construction would be perfect.
        Usually one who does not volunteer, in this case I’m your man.

  31. Beryl of Oyl December 26, 2022 at 1:00 pm #

    “Nobody expects the FBI’s parent, the Department of Justice, to look into any of this.”

    I was trying to make a point about relationships between these agencies the other day, in regards to Rudy and Hunter’s laptop.

    My point is that if Rudy possessed the laptop and was vouching for its authenticity, the FBI knew damn well it was authenticate; they also had no methods of verifying its authenticity that Rudy was not aware of himself.

    This is from Wikipedia:

    The United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York is the chief federal law enforcement officer in eight New York counties: New York (Manhattan), Bronx, Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange, Dutchess and Sullivan. Established by the Judiciary Act of 1789, the office represents the United States government in criminal and civil cases across the country. The SDNY handles a broad array of cases, including but not limited to those involving white collar crime, domestic terrorism, cybercrime, public corruption, organized crime, as well as civil rights disputes.

    The Southern District is known for being highly independent and nonpartisan, earning itself the moniker the “Sovereign District of New York”.[1][2] Its resources, culture, and accompanying FBI field office have given the SDNY a reputation for being exceptionally aggressive in its pursuit of criminals.


    This is also from Wikipedia:

    “In 1983, Giuliani was appointed to be U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, which was technically a demotion but was sought by Giuliani because of his desire to personally litigate cases and because the SDNY is considered the highest-profile United States Attorney’s Office in the country and as such is often used by those who have held the position as a springboard for running for public office.”

    This is my point. Rudy was not some ass clown Avenatti character. He was basically one of their own.

    That does not stop the feds from going after him now, though. Anyone who supported Orange Man must be destroyed.

    • MaryQueen December 26, 2022 at 2:06 pm #

      Why hasn’t Rudy made a thousand copies of it and sent it out everywhere?

      Seems to me that wasn’t so hard to do.

      • mrs_saj December 26, 2022 at 4:19 pm #

        Agreed! That computer shop owner was smart enough to know he had to pass off a copy to somebody so he didn’t get Arkancided. I can’t believe Arkancided shows up as mis-spelled. These software developers are f***** libs. Rudy should have been able to decide the same in a nanosecond. I know Rudy is not perfect. Far from it. But he is not dumb. Handing a copy out of that laptop drive like candy, would have saved Rudy a lot of trouble.

        Elon understands this. That’s why he has done 8 data dumps of what he has found a twitter. Is he perfect? Hell no. But he understands that the deep state loses some of its power over him, if he is releasing private email records left and right. Let the people read it and decide what they think of how twitter was being run.

        • MaryQueen December 26, 2022 at 6:26 pm #

          Well no one can kill you for something that everyone has. Right? I mean, what’s keeping Rudy from putting it all out there?

          I don’t get it.

      • Not_GeorgeT December 26, 2022 at 4:48 pm #

        Didn’t Gaetz enter it into the Congressional Record a few months back? I recall him with a hard drive copy waving it around. Could be lots of copies, stranger things… I also recall something about the computer store guy making a backup before handing it over, which is where I think Rudy also got his. Hard drives at wholesale prices are rather inexpensive.

      • Beryl of Oyl December 26, 2022 at 5:46 pm #

        He made 8. What wouls be the sense of sending it out to more media outlets owned by the same entity?

        Look what Twitter did to the NY Post for reporting on it.

        • Not_GeorgeT December 26, 2022 at 8:27 pm #

          8… I didn’t now how many, thanks it would have been much more surprising if he only made 1

          now it’s 8 x X = ?? has to be lots of copies

      • Amman December 27, 2022 at 4:20 am #

        What would that accomplish? What would that lead anyone to do? Speak up bravely? File a lawsuit?

    • sonnyL December 26, 2022 at 7:16 pm #

      You made a modicum of sense until your last inane sentence. (unless it was jesting) If not, TDS has shrunk the minds of many a man. Too bad you don’t qualify as one. If a woman….well then, I understand..

  32. megabeth December 26, 2022 at 1:13 pm #

    I can not WAIT to repudiate the authority of those cheating bastards. Turn our collective, local backs to them. Bring it on.

  33. Beryl of Oyl December 26, 2022 at 1:29 pm #

    Who wants to see President Zelensky talking with President Trump at Christmastime?

    I know I did.

    There are people who know how to make short clips from longer videos, but I’m not one of them.

    Go to maybe the 16:13 mark. I didn’t have time to get it translated.


  34. Paula D December 26, 2022 at 1:35 pm #

    So “Ukraine” (NATO) has sent another drone hundreds of miles into Russia, trying to attack their nuclear bombers.
    They killed another 3 Russian soldiers while they were at it.

    The last time they did that, a couple of weeks ago, much of Ukraine had its electricity interrupted.

    What will happen this time?

    If anything shows us that the neocons are stark raving mad (and not in the good, stop-nuclear-war MAD way), it is them provoking Russia by killing civilians and soldiers on Russian land.

    Personally, if Russia wipes out London, Brussels and Washington, DC, I doubt that the citizens of the UK, Belgium (remember Marc Dutrox), and the USA would mourn very much.

    • K-Chien December 26, 2022 at 1:43 pm #

      If DC is wiped out, perhaps the national capital can move to the Magic Kingdom in Florida?

    • Mick December 26, 2022 at 1:54 pm #

      I think the citizens of the UK would very much care about London going “bye bye”, since a very sizeable percentage of UK subjects, yeah subjects, live in the greater London area. The bomb Putin has said he would use on it is huge. One of the largest in Russia’s arsenal. It won’t be a little bomb like Hiroshima.

      Brussels being nuked would essentially end Belgium, so no cheering from Belgians either. Rest of Europe? Yeah. Or, hell yeah.

      DC getting wiped out? Now I could definitely see some widespread cheering over that event. Throughout the fruited plain of America, and worldwide.

      • Paula D December 26, 2022 at 2:09 pm #

        So, all things considered, a net positive.

      • Amman December 27, 2022 at 5:26 am #

        You don’t want a deterrence weapon being exercised. Period. Full stop.

        • MaryQueen December 27, 2022 at 9:35 am #

          It really doesn’t matter what any of us want.

          • Amman December 28, 2022 at 2:00 pm #

            If you say so. Anyway, I still want to stay unvaxxed. I assure you that.

          • MaryQueen December 28, 2022 at 3:41 pm #

            We may not have a choice in that matter in the future, either.

          • Amman December 28, 2022 at 5:02 pm #

            Abandon Ship if you definitely see that coming.

    • Not_GeorgeT December 26, 2022 at 4:52 pm #

      There are a number of photos with various explosions in Russia attributed to sabotage, likely proxies for plausible 3-letter agency denial going around. I expect the reception of such activity to result in blowback of some sort.

  35. Roundball Shaman December 26, 2022 at 1:46 pm #

    “It is unfortunate that conspiracy theorists and others are feeding the American public misinformation with the sole purpose of attempting to discredit the agency.” —FBI Press release in response to the Twitter files.

    Let Us Fix This For You…

    “It is unfortunate that we in the FBI are feeding the American public misinformation with the sole purpose of attempting to discredit those traitorous people in our Nation who seek the real truth.”

    “… there is no institution in the land that can intervene to adjudicate or discipline these rogue agencies. Nobody expects the FBI’s parent, the Department of Justice, to look into any of this.”

    Yes, but nobody expected ‘The Spanish Inquisition!’, either. So don’t lose hope. Keep an eye on the door.

    “… The Times and many of its ‘legacy’ cohorts — The WashPo, CBS, NBC, and ABC — have volunteered to be the public relations office of the Democratic Party… these outfits became the enemies of truth itself, and by extension, enemies of reality.”

    Standing firm and staying true to the Righteous Course takes effort and does not usually result in great financial gain and riches. But when you sell your soul to the Devil… this is easy to do and you get fat, happy, and rich. It seems to be much easier to have no morals and ethics that it does to have and keep them.

    “… in America these days. We are under a vile spell of pervasive dirty fighting.”

    See above answer.

    “… we are entering a new era of American life, an era of deep economic disorder, especially, that will go very hard on the nation, that will rearrange many of the social categories we now take for granted, that will compel people of all classes to pay attention to reality…”

    When one has lost the tether to and reach upon Reality… it does not magically come back. Like a muscle that has atrophied from disuse, it just doesn’t work any more. Yes, there will be some remnant that has the veil lifted from their eyes and sees clearly once again. But the large Deluded Class will just retreat further into unreality, uncivility, and denial.

    No matter what happens… ‘it’ will always be Trump’s fault or the Deplorables fault or The Boogie Man’s fault. No matter what ‘It’ is. Fill in the blank and relish in your cowardly deflection.

    And as The Spiritual anong us teach… the Greatest Sin is when you believe that YOU cannot sin.

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    • BackRowHeckler December 26, 2022 at 2:34 pm #

      In Paris, mobs of Kurds go berserk, smash up the place. Check out the video the destruction is unbelievable.

      Kurds in Paris, Albanians & Africans in London, it’s hard to believe the French fought so hard to keep the Germans out 1914-1918, and the British triumphed in the Battle of Britain 1940 with the same goal, only to allow their Capitol Cities — really the twin Capitols of the western world — to be overrun decades later by 3rd world rabble, crushed without even firing a shot.

      • malthuss December 26, 2022 at 2:51 pm #

        the lies of equality, liberalism and add in tolerance.

      • malthuss December 26, 2022 at 2:52 pm #

        maybe they shouldnt have fought the germans? what good did it do?

      • Jarek December 26, 2022 at 5:06 pm #

        Lindbergh wanted an alliance across the White world to protect our Civilization. He greatly admired National Socialist Germany because they believed the same thing.

        You people condemned him. Now you realize your error – but too late!

        • BackRowHeckler December 26, 2022 at 5:28 pm #

          It was the German government that transported Lenin from Switzerland to Leningrad in 1917, providing a specially appointed train & $70 million marks. Did you forget about that?

          Speaking of Lindbergh I actually met his biographer, A. Scott Berg, one time. Our librarian was the sister of a famous actress, and she used her influence to get popular and scholarly authors to visit and give a talk. And what a distinguished author he was.

          • Jarek December 26, 2022 at 5:41 pm #

            1917? That was before the National Socialists took power. They fought the Communists. Your side fought with the Communists, remember?

            Pretty fucked up, right? I assume you realize that your people fought for the wrong side at this point. How could you not?

            If you like Lindy, then you should like National Socialist Germany which bestowed on him the Iron ?Cross, if memory serves.

            You’re always complaining about minorities. He would have sympathized. One of the last men of such prominence to be willing to do so publicly. Truman hated the Blacks but wouldn’t say so until he was back in Missouri.

        • Hereward the Woke December 27, 2022 at 6:03 am #


          • Jarek December 27, 2022 at 12:13 pm #

            And Beelzebub flies right in to your gaping pie hole, loser.

      • Islander December 26, 2022 at 9:01 pm #

        The Kurdish rioters all look to me like youngish men.

      • MaryQueen December 26, 2022 at 9:31 pm #

        I have seen the videos, and still don’t know why they did smash up the place.

        In any case, the damage is unbelievable, has to be in the hundreds of thousands.

    • Jarek December 26, 2022 at 5:03 pm #

      As modern women seem to think.

      The NY Times supported the Russian Revolution. They’ve always been out in left field, yet somehow they were supposed to be mainstream and America’s newspaper of record. Why? Because they told us that?

      With the Establishment so bemused and conflicted even at the highest level from the early part of the 20th Century, no wonder America came crashing down.

      • Paula D December 26, 2022 at 6:31 pm #

        The US and Britain invaded Russia after their revolution, along with a bunch of other countries.

        ” All operations in Russia conducted by the Allies were of an international character. Soldiers from different Allied countries were sent to aid the expedition or were already in Russia as part of the Entente war effort against Germany and Austro-Hungary. These included French, Belgian, Romanian, Greek, Polish, Canadian, Italian, Japanese, Czechoslovak, Yugoslav, and Australian soldiers.”


  36. MaryQueen December 26, 2022 at 2:53 pm #

    Really excellent analysis about China’s part in the covid hoax/fiasco:

    Russell chats to Michael P Senger, lawyer and author of ‘Snake Oil: How Xi Jinping Shut Down The World’.


    • riverrunner December 26, 2022 at 3:53 pm #


      • Jarek December 26, 2022 at 5:08 pm #

        Mary thought Paula was so effing cool when she did that – so she started doing it too. Now you’re doing it.

        This is how women roll. Whole groups of female friends transition together to become men!

        • Paula D December 26, 2022 at 6:34 pm #

          One more time, Jarek, women cannot become men. That is not possible.

          And men cannot become women, even if they put on lipstick.

          • MaryQueen December 26, 2022 at 7:12 pm #

            It’s rather ironic that he brags about how educated he is on this thread, but doesn’t understand basic biology.

          • Jarek December 26, 2022 at 7:57 pm #

            I was being facetious, you two dummies.

            Eye rolling in synch. Teenagers forever!

          • MaryQueen December 26, 2022 at 8:40 pm #

            Oh were we not being facetious as well?

            For shame, Jarek.

            So naive.

          • Jarek December 27, 2022 at 12:14 pm #

            Repeating my words now like a parrot?


    • riverrunner December 26, 2022 at 3:56 pm #

      The first 10 minutes and I lost 50 iq points.

      • Paula D December 26, 2022 at 4:20 pm #

        Oooh, that’s gotta hurt, considering what you started with.

        • riverrunner December 26, 2022 at 6:25 pm #

          Ha!Good one.

      • MaryQueen December 26, 2022 at 4:45 pm #

        I’m guessing that happens to you a lot.

      • neurodoc December 26, 2022 at 8:31 pm #


        Possibly, if you’re lucky, with that loss of 50 IQ points (3.3 SDs), you might be able to get social security disability benefits for those with IQs under 60. Who knows? Get it where you can.

    • thirdcoastlegend December 26, 2022 at 4:55 pm #

      I have to wonder if the Chicoms paid off the YouTubers serpent_za and laowhy86, who were instrumental in hyping the fear on social media in late 2019 and early 2020.

      They shilled especially hard for the now laughable drop dead videos that seem to have been the key in triggering mass formation psychosis in the West.

      • MaryQueen December 26, 2022 at 7:08 pm #

        If you listen to the entire thing, he mentions the online troll factories China has which are well documented.

        • Mick December 26, 2022 at 7:19 pm #

          A river runs through those trolls

          • Night Owl December 27, 2022 at 4:35 pm #

            River Rube is Sharerblue through and through.

            He has a long history of getting knocked around, banned, and returning.

            A trail of tears.

    • Disaffected December 26, 2022 at 5:18 pm #

      He lost me when it devolved into an anti-China diatribe. Is the US that stupid? Yes, of course, but the Chinese ain’t that smart either. It becomes just another case of looking for a foreign boogeyman under the bed to blame. As to the “bogus” social media videos, the Five Eyes Agencies all have operatives within China capable of staging those. Could it possibly be that Xi was just smart enough to let them run with it, knowing full well that the US was looking for just such a false flag scenario to crash the world economy and launch the CV19 scamdemic on its own citizens? I think that’s at least as likely as any scenario he paints here. Follow the money. The scamdemic was primarily a western operation, no doubt about it.

      • Paula D December 26, 2022 at 6:36 pm #

        Why would anyone have believed that those videos came from China?

        They were completely fake. Who excels at fakery? Who benefited from mass panic?

        I assumed from the beginning that those videos were US made.

        • MaryQueen December 26, 2022 at 7:06 pm #

          No one except the US makes fake propaganda videos? That’s a stretch.

          • Disaffected December 26, 2022 at 8:17 pm #

            No, but the US makes the most and no doubt the best (for once!), and then turns around and blames it on their targets. Counter-counter intelligence, or something like that.

          • MaryQueen December 26, 2022 at 8:38 pm #

            Why would the US want to do that, given they are in bed with China?

            They own our ass.

          • Paula D December 27, 2022 at 12:17 pm #

            No one but the US can make videos go viral worldwide.

            Do you really think that China has that power?

            The Mighty Wurlitzer of propaganda is controlled by the US, period.

            If you see a video go viral (other than a cute cat) it is because the US Deep State made it happen.

            And the videos of the people dropping dead on the street were completely unbelievable, as in no one should have believed them.

        • MaryQueen December 26, 2022 at 7:09 pm #

          They did weld people shut in their apartments, but I know a lot of people are in denial about it, because the MSM covered it. So that means immediately that it didn’t happen.

          • Disaffected December 26, 2022 at 8:20 pm #

            I’m not sure of anything at all reported in the US media about China these days. I mostly just disregard it all as unreliable, if not obvious propaganda.

          • Islander December 26, 2022 at 9:05 pm #

            I don’t think anyone here is or can be sure of anything—except MaryQueen, that is! She is sure of everything!

          • MaryQueen December 26, 2022 at 9:15 pm #

            Another day, another Islander meltdown out of nowhere.

          • MaryQueen December 26, 2022 at 9:29 pm #

            Like it or not, sometimes the MSM reports actual stuff, esp. the local stations.

            However, that’s not where I found my information on China’s treatment of its citizens. I find it on independent media, just as I find most of my other news.

          • Islander December 26, 2022 at 11:34 pm #

            Hey, MQ, can’t you laugh at yourself?

          • MaryQueen December 27, 2022 at 9:33 am #

            Hey, Islander, can’t you?

      • MaryQueen December 26, 2022 at 7:07 pm #

        I couldn’t disagree with anything he said.

    • Beryl of Oyl December 26, 2022 at 5:49 pm #

      He’s another one doing fine work on the covid hoax.

    • MaryQueen December 26, 2022 at 9:14 pm #

      Also: https://dossier.substack.com/p/world-economic-forum-cancels-twitter

  37. Why_weren't_we_asked_about_Degrowth December 26, 2022 at 3:18 pm #

    Great Column Jim, What’s it really about? I still think we can tie the beginning of the betrayal back to 9/11. Whoever decided to jump the shark and pull that off under estimated the blow back or maybe that was part of the attraction. For the people aware of what was done, this set off the end of any shred of morality; the bankers, the corporate boards, the media, the politicians, … It’s not far from there to believe that the country has orchestrated a global pandemic with a power over reach never witnessed before

  38. neurodoc December 26, 2022 at 3:18 pm #

    ‘…..the educated and creatives of the coastal cities..’

    After having taught medical residents from all over the country over the past 30 or so years (in major state and private university med ctrs), it is clear to me that those physicians most lacking in common sense are those from the Northeastern and West Coast cities. Schooled but poorly educated, they can quote facts but can’t apply them well to clinical situations, and are particularly confused w/ complex cases. CREATIVITY! They have none!!!! And the worst I’ve seen have been from so called ‘major ivy league med schools in the Northeast: automatons who can recite textbooks but can’t practice medicine worth a tinkers damn. And most hate their patients, especially those from ‘lower economic’ backgrounds. Zero compassion, zero empathy. I suspect this observation applies to other professions as well. Attorneys I know tell me the same scenario.

    2nd issue: the last paragraph refers to the end of the ability to control and harass: I suspect this leads to the splitting of the former US Corporation. I live in a southeastern midwest city of ~120,000 surrounded by farm land. I talk with people (inc but not limited to patients and their families) everyday who are seething in anger at DC and the communists on the left and right coasts. They are all heavily armed (many are vets), well trained in use of arms from a young age, and ready to explode. I don’t know what it will take to set this CW2 ablaze but I’d guess that the SCOTUS decision on Jan 6 might be a good candidate if it goes in the direction of ignoring the US Constitution. 90% of people I talk to are watching this.

    • mrs_saj December 26, 2022 at 4:35 pm #

      Thanks, neurodoc, for the summary of your observations. I need to read those diplomas hanging on the wall more carefully and see where the doctor was educated!

      My husband and I visited with another couple last night because we celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve. Anyway, the gentleman is an airline pilot. And I told him the day was coming (due to ESG, DEI, and other airline programs – Environmental, Social, Government & Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity) that I would get on a plane, take one look into the cockpit and decide that I was not going to stay on that plane. He laughed. He is one of the rare pilots who got a religious exemption re the vaxxes. And he asked my criterion for making this impromptu traveling decision. I look at age mostly. I don’t want two 30something pilots because they have been indoctrinated. I’ve had two female pilots. I don’t care about that because they were the right age and one was clearly a military pilot. But I won’t fly with a transgender pilot, period. Its an affirmative action hire. A 60+ year old black pilot, I will fly with all day long. He came up the hard way and had to prove himself. I don’t fly frequently, but its at least two flights a year. But the day is coming.

      The pilot, who is probably in his late 50s, did not agree with my age criteria. He says he knows great young pilots and awful old ones. But I don’t know how else to evaluate it.

      • Disaffected December 26, 2022 at 5:19 pm #

        My criteria is no more airplanes. Period, end of story. Never liked or trusted the damn things anyway.

        • SpeedyBB December 30, 2022 at 8:00 am #

          My second cousin is a USAF career officer (retired) and has a private pilot’s license as well. He also says he will never, never fly commercial again.


          Many of us in the real world of donkey work have no choice in the matter.

      • elysianfield December 26, 2022 at 5:37 pm #

        “But I don’t know how else to evaluate it.”

        Mrs saj

        The obvious answer is not to be judgmental.

      • gilbert December 29, 2022 at 3:19 pm #

        Two years ago was the first time since my military service ended fifty years ago, to board commercial aircraft. It was a shock witnessing the degradation in service and the overall condition of the planes. Hopefully I will never be required to repeat the experience.

  39. riverrunner December 26, 2022 at 3:41 pm #

    Same ol, same ol from the James the Grifter. No solutions…just ‘media, blah, blah, Russiagate, gurgle, gurgle, media, Russiagate, blah, NYT, NPR, orange dude, party of chaos…..”

    Yo, Jim, you ever watch the Turning Points circuses? Ya know, the cartoonish, absurd pyro spectacles that get the rubes with an IQ of 50 all riled up? The ones where the most dangerous people in the country get up and spew lies, stupidity and incoherence. Where the clairvoyant Tangerine Twatwaffle is still revered and some moron from AZ is allowed to claim her election was stolen. Ya know….the real ‘party of chaos’ that offers up grievance after grievance with no solutions that will make life better. What’s that? You don’t? Maybe you should, because that side of religious fanatics coupled with grifters(what else is there?), kkk members, and folks that seem to inhabit a space detached from reality, is truly the most deranged thing going in ‘merica right now. You appear to be well-read and historically informed which raises the question as to how you’ve ended up so far down a batshit crazy rabbit hole.

    BTW, I despise the CIA myself. CHeerio.

    • Woodchuck December 26, 2022 at 3:44 pm #

      Right. Here in the USA it’s gonna be strawberry fields and techno utopia for us all forever! We just need to wish on a star and it will happen!

      • riverrunner December 26, 2022 at 3:48 pm #

        Uh, what? Christmas hangover Woodchuck?

    • MaryQueen December 26, 2022 at 5:25 pm #

      Sounds like someone has a crisp chardonnay xmas hangover.

    • elysianfield December 26, 2022 at 5:35 pm #

      “No solutions…”

      You think that there are viable solutions? What? No more wars? Love one another? What if they gave a War and no one came?

      …Kumbaya, m’Lord, Kumbaya….

      PS…I don’t despise the CIA….

    • Mick December 26, 2022 at 7:41 pm #

      Now I am most convinced that riverrunner is just 12 years old.

  40. riverrunner December 26, 2022 at 3:47 pm #

    Also, well-played Jim, well-played as it appears you’ve noticed the rampant misogyny that has unveiled itself here at CFN by playing the ‘women, bad, cuz, uh emotions!’ card. What’s next? I’ll scan the comments for your next tired trope that you insert in your weekly keyboard warrior diatribes.

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    • Uncle Bob December 26, 2022 at 5:49 pm #

      A person might wonder why you’d bother reading something that’s so “wrong,” in your not-so-humble opinion. Especially when you fuckers go around saying there’s no such thing as objective right or wrong, or good or evil.

      • MaryQueen December 26, 2022 at 6:19 pm #

        He’s a brainless troll, it’s what they do.

        • riverrunner December 26, 2022 at 6:34 pm #

          Cmon now Maryqanon…educated people make sure to know what the other side is ‘thinking’ and I use that term lightly.

          • MaryQueen December 26, 2022 at 7:05 pm #

            I see you love you some Chris Hedges. Does that include his recent show on RT? You know, Putin’s network?

          • riverrunner December 26, 2022 at 8:34 pm #

            Ya know, he denounced Putin’s invasion and his tenure at RT was quite consistent. The situation there was more nuanced than just “Putin’s network.” I know nuance is difficult for child-like minds.

          • MaryQueen December 26, 2022 at 8:38 pm #

            He works for RT.

        • Hereward the Woke December 27, 2022 at 5:58 am #

          Don’t feed him, them, Mary!

      • riverrunner December 26, 2022 at 6:27 pm #

        Hey Uncle Bob…back to playing the crazy uncle role furiously smashing the keyboard. Who is this ‘you’ you refer to? Projection much?

  41. Paula D December 26, 2022 at 4:32 pm #

    Here is another illustration of the power of propaganda. If a tree falls in a forest and the Mighty Wurlitzer doesn’t cover it 24/7, did it happen?

    According to Dr. John Campbell, covid is spreading through China right now like wildfire. Hundreds of millions of people are getting sick with it. The R-0 value is 18-20, unlike the original SARS 2 virus, which had a R-0 of 2.
    The IFR is very low, so not many people are dying, but that didn’t mean anything for the last 3 years of propaganda, did it?

    So if the Mighty Wurlitzer wanted to, they could whip up a panicky hysteria among the masses over this China epidemic.
    But they aren’t. So that means that their is no value to them to whip up hysteria about this.

    I find that interesting.

    • Paula D December 26, 2022 at 4:33 pm #

      “there” is no value to them in whipping up hysteria.

      I wonder why?

    • Disaffected December 26, 2022 at 5:21 pm #

      I’m skeptical about all such statistics, just as I am about Covid itself.

      • MaryQueen December 26, 2022 at 6:01 pm #


        • riverrunner December 26, 2022 at 6:35 pm #

          So brave!

    • Night Owl December 26, 2022 at 5:59 pm #

      Because “Covid” is done in the West. Many will never realize it was a hoax, but that is not important. What is important is that it is more or less done.

      What is not done is the Davos agenda. If the WHO pandemic treaty goes through, they will drop the next fake pandemic. They just wargamed the second one about a week ago. Same players, same game.

      • riverrunner December 26, 2022 at 6:28 pm #

        Tell us NO, what was so ‘hoaxy’ about it? Let me ask my aunt….oh snap, she’s dead from the hoaxy covid.

        • riverrunner December 26, 2022 at 6:48 pm #

          Or let me ask my ICU nurse friends who had to divert flights to other hospitals because they were packed w severe Covid cases. Perhaps my doctor friend who quit because he was overwhelmed. My brother w long covid who refused to get vaxxed. Shall I go on?

          • MaryQueen December 26, 2022 at 7:02 pm #

            Have some more crisp Chardonnay, Take-a-Poo. No one cares about your virtue signaling.

          • Alzaebo December 26, 2022 at 11:45 pm #

            Half your family died in the Terrible Event, yeah sure. A Covid Survivor.

          • Anthea December 28, 2022 at 10:04 pm #

            @ riverrunner:

            I understand your frustration. All this angst and tragedy could have been avoided by providing patients with several known, effective treatments.

        • Kay December 26, 2022 at 7:22 pm #

          A hoax could mean that the mainstream story we were fed is untrue, not that there was some illness killing folks. I tend to think most hospital deaths were due to Remdesiver and mismanaging treatments. It concerns me that Gov. DeSantis has given Florida hospitals immunity.

          • riverrunner December 26, 2022 at 7:46 pm #

            And your qualifications are….?

          • JohnAZ December 27, 2022 at 10:30 am #


            And YOUR qualifications are?

            The skills you learned to contribute to the blog, you learned in grade school

            Sticks and stones!

        • Night Owl December 27, 2022 at 3:32 am #

          Show us the isolate.

          Show us how the PCR test works.

          In your own time, River Rube.

          • Jarek December 27, 2022 at 12:17 pm #

            Show me the human body isolate – in the vacuum of space.

          • Night Owl December 27, 2022 at 4:08 pm #

            Look at your body.

      • riverrunner December 26, 2022 at 6:50 pm #

        Ooh,,’wargamed,’ sounds sexy and mysterious. Reputable source on that one?

        • MaryQueen December 26, 2022 at 7:03 pm #

          It’s well documented. But you won’t read it, so why would we bother?

          • riverrunner December 26, 2022 at 7:47 pm #

            Translation…..I have no idea what I’m talking about.

          • MaryQueen December 26, 2022 at 8:41 pm #

            I am guessing you won’t accept it, even from the source, being the imbecile you are, but here you go:


          • riverrunner December 26, 2022 at 8:50 pm #

            Oh noes, govt officials running hypotheticals…..sounds scary. How dare these individuals try to do their jobs? My gawd, you’re an idiot.

          • riverrunner December 26, 2022 at 8:57 pm #

            And you still have no idea what you are talking about.

          • MaryQueen December 26, 2022 at 9:17 pm #

            Drunk on crisp chardonnay is no way to go through life, son.

          • Alzaebo December 26, 2022 at 11:57 pm #

            Fed! Fed! Runnybottoms is just stirring shit to stir shit. It must come cheap.

          • MaryQueen December 27, 2022 at 11:33 am #

            Brazil, 2025, get ready: It’s Starting, Bill Gates Announces The Next Plandemic Date And Outbreak Location


            The new plandemic will be SEERS. And it attacks children.

      • Amman December 27, 2022 at 6:19 am #

        Not really the same game. I understand it will be spun as something that “target’s the young.”

        • GreenAlba December 27, 2022 at 11:54 am #

          Indeed, Alzaebo.

          All the better to coerce you with, said the wolf …

          • Amman December 28, 2022 at 3:24 pm #

            It might work if you’re putty.

          • GreenAlba December 28, 2022 at 4:56 pm #

            Sorry, Amman, I only just noticed I replied to Alzaebo when it should have been you.

          • Amman December 29, 2022 at 10:27 am #

            Same playbook, different result. Preferably Visceral.

    • Alzaebo December 26, 2022 at 11:51 pm #

      So Paula, did Xi get played?

      The video makers promised him expansion for China if he cooperated.. He took the bait and was set up; now a different type of war is being waged to break China, just as a war is being waged against Russia.

      • Paula D December 27, 2022 at 12:26 pm #

        I always assumed that those videos were not made in China, as I said.
        I can recognize a propaganda campaign when I see one.

        I can’t believe that people can live in the USA their entire lives and still be unable to recognize a psy ops when it is rolled out.

        Especially one that was publicly rehearsed the month before it stared.

        As far as Xi and China go, I have no idea how much they are cooperating with the US.
        I know that they provided cheap labor for US corporations that moved production to China. I know that Chinese workers are oppressed. I know that there are billionaires in China profiting from their cheap labor as much as US billionaires are. I know that they are putting a lot of their profits into buying US real estate, since the whole Treasury bonds thing didn’t work out so well for them.

        I’m not a big fan of China, but I don’t believe that they put out videos to scare the West into complying with the WEF agenda.
        That is on the US Deep State, imo.

      • Jarek December 28, 2022 at 1:06 am #

        Soros and others expressed disdain for China – but perhaps it’s a feint to hide their deep cooperation.

  42. acerSaccharum December 26, 2022 at 4:32 pm #

    This is what happens when a country loses the Rule of Law. And it won’t end with these crimes because lawlessness begets more lawlessness

    • Not_GeorgeT December 26, 2022 at 5:01 pm #

      WROL is the acronym. I’ve started some reading/research on Missouri and Kansas/Missouri in the late 1850’s through the 1860’s. The point is to look at a time and place WROL which devolved into multiple waring factions.

      • Paula D December 27, 2022 at 12:34 pm #

        Hey, Not George, did you ever run across this one? It is a history of Dodge City written by a man who was there and helped organize some law.
        This was written in 1913. I think it’s interesting.


        • Not_GeorgeT December 28, 2022 at 4:16 pm #

          Thank you! I’m planning to look after I scroll thru here.

          • Not_GeorgeT December 28, 2022 at 4:58 pm #

            Lots of interesting material on the site.

      • Anthea December 28, 2022 at 10:33 pm #

        Daniel Woodrell wrote several books about the Civil War in Missouri. I read a couple of them, though it’s been years ago.

        Woodrell is best known for Winter’s Bone, which was made into an excellent movie. Highly recommended.

        There’s another book about the Civil War in Missouri (and maybe Kansas too), called Black Flag. It came highly recommended, but I haven’t cracked it yet.

  43. Beryl of Oyl December 26, 2022 at 6:14 pm #

    Thought I’d stop back to make a reference to an article of Karl Denninger’s that he put out this afternoon.

    This stuff gets worse and worse, and somebody is going to have to pay a price.

    No wonder they wish for WW3.

    “We may now have created a couple hundred million people in the US alone who have coded their immune systems to tolerate certain proteins that are common across all manner of respiratory viruses and worse, if its not local to viruses to be more-susceptible to cancer and other immune-sensitive problems with no way to reverse the effects!

    If you recall I pointed out very early on in this thing that jabbing people with a non-sterilizing immune product, which these jabs all are, was wildly irresponsible because at minimum it would likely cause a decrease in symptoms and thus make it more likely rather than less that you’d go out and infect other people unknowingly. That was and remains correct however what nobody knew because we didn’t look is that said non-sterilizing jabs had an even worse outcome in that they shift your immune response from elimination to tolerance so now, particularly after the third, you are likely to carry and not eliminate covid which makes you a literal Typhoid Mary, and if that’s not enough we have no idea if this effect is local to Covid itself (which, in the world of Omicron isn’t so awful as Omicron doesn’t seem to be killing many people) but it may extend to influenza and even RSV, and is even more-likely to extend to the other two common beta coronaviruses OC43 and HKU1.

    And finally, this may be permanent in those people who took the jabs. We don’t know.

    But what we do know, factually, is that when you get infected with Covid post Jab #3 your neutralizing antibody product is a statistical zero while your “tolerance” antibody production shoots the moon. This is exactly backward from what you want to happen and we are now left trying to figure out exactly how badly you screwed both yourself and others.”


    • riverrunner December 26, 2022 at 6:32 pm #

      Ol’ Karl….founder of the Tea Party. Please.

    • messianicdruid December 26, 2022 at 7:16 pm #

      A second witness:


      Hey riverrunner – try to wait long enough to read this [ excellent comments ] before you “call bullsh!t”.

      • Islander December 26, 2022 at 11:07 pm #

        The actual rintrah post was difficult for me to follow, but some of the comments summed up the implied conclusions.

        Not good.

        Per new research and I guess testing, the jabbed are on track to become petri dishes or cesspools (pick your metaphor) of viruses that slowly wear down the jabbed’s immune systems and they also transmit viruses of all kinds to the unjabbed: “normal” viruses already circulating and mutated viruses.

        The level of risk in this scenario to the unjabbed still seems to be unclear to some commenters (as it is to me).

      • Alzaebo December 27, 2022 at 2:10 am #

        Ah, shoot, druid; they want worse so they can escalate to far worse still.

        A Worser Spiral.

        The worse, the better.

        • messianicdruid December 27, 2022 at 6:34 am #

          We need a large tree across the tracks; might be a chance to jump off.

    • Hereward the Woke December 27, 2022 at 5:56 am #

      That KD article was scary, Beryl. 2023 is going to be interesting. Maybe Fauci will hang yet.

  44. Mick December 26, 2022 at 6:21 pm #

    Chris Hedges’ latest….

    ‘The Democrats are Now the War Party’

    “The Democratic Party has become the party of permanent war, fueling massive military spending which is hollowing out the country from the inside and flirting with with nuclear war….

    ….The Democrats, especially with the presidency of Bill Clinton, became shills not only for corporate America but for the weapons manufacturers and the Pentagon. No weapons system is too costly. No war, no matter how disastrous, goes unfunded. No military budget is too big, including the $858 billion in military spending allocated for the current fiscal year, an increase of $45 billion above what the Biden administration requested….”


    • riverrunner December 26, 2022 at 6:30 pm #

      Holy muthafuckin shit….someone finally posts a reputable source in Hedges.

      • Mick December 26, 2022 at 7:22 pm #

        My point is that even Chris Hedges can see the corruption in the Democrat party. I do respect Chris because he is a man of integrity. I wouldn’t want him making key economic decisions though. I agree with him with respects to disastrous US foreign policy, and that war is horrible.

        • Islander December 26, 2022 at 11:09 pm #

          My view exactly of Hedges.

          I think his innate decency has made him slow to grasp the depth of depravity and mendacity that now grips the USA.

    • MaryQueen December 26, 2022 at 6:41 pm #

      Probably one of the few things Hedges is right about these days. Thanks.

      • riverrunner December 26, 2022 at 6:45 pm #

        Ooh, tell us what he’s wrong about. Can’t wait.

        • MaryQueen December 26, 2022 at 6:48 pm #

          Well, he’s a plagiarizer, for one thing, so who knows how much of his opinions are actually his.

          • Mick December 26, 2022 at 7:23 pm #

            I think you may be confusing Hedges with someone else. I doubt that he has ever plagiarized anyone. He doesn’t have to.

          • MaryQueen December 26, 2022 at 7:25 pm #

            I didn’t want to believe it, either, Mick, but he did. There was a huge kerfuffle some years back, and I was a big fan of Hedges, but could not argue with the evidence.

          • Islander December 26, 2022 at 11:10 pm #

            What is the evidence?

          • Night Owl December 27, 2022 at 3:38 am #

            I recall that, but also recall the evidence being rather flimsy. Too lazy to look it up again.

            Hedges lost me during the Covid hoax. Same with Abby Martin and a few others.

            Ideology can blind otherwise good people.

          • MaryQueen December 27, 2022 at 4:36 pm #

            I thought it was flimsy as well, until I read Hedges rebuttal, which was not even close to adequate.

            I concluded that yeah, he did do some plagerizing.

            Then came him handing Bellingcat an award, after preaching to us for years to stand up to the system. After that, I was pretty much done with him.

          • Night Owl December 27, 2022 at 5:48 pm #

            Hm. I never read that.

            I am curious now.

  45. Night Owl December 26, 2022 at 6:25 pm #

    “#Drosten behauptet heute ein Ende der Pandemie. Neue Zahlen der “Gesundheitsberichterstattung des Bundes” belegen aber, dass es 2020/21 keine Pandemie gab.

    Jedenfalls nicht auf den Friedhöfen. Nur in den Laboren surrten die PCR-Maschinen unentwegt.”

    “[Christian] Drosten claims the pandemic is over. New stats from the Gesundheitsberichterstattung des Bundes show that there was no pandemic in 2020 and 2021.

    At least not based on what we saw in cemetaries (burials). PCR machines where whirring away in the laboratories, however.”


    Yet more data backing what looks to be the greatest hoax in human history. And those caught up in it will be lucky to live five years.

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    • Night Owl December 26, 2022 at 6:25 pm #


    • MaryQueen December 26, 2022 at 6:46 pm #

      And those of us who not only predicted it but have been calling “fraud” for 2.5 years are STILL called tinfoil hat.


      • riverrunner December 26, 2022 at 6:49 pm #

        Fraud. Keep your tinfoil hat on.

      • Night Owl December 27, 2022 at 5:51 pm #

        Tinfoil has been pretty protective these last three years.

        No spike proteins in the body.

        And the dozens of ambulances rolling by our door don’t have any of my family members in them.

        Tinfoil for the win.

        • MaryQueen December 29, 2022 at 6:05 pm #


  46. MaryQueen December 26, 2022 at 7:21 pm #

    Did “Sudden Adult Death Syndrome” happen before 2021?

    I think not.


    • MaryQueen December 26, 2022 at 7:27 pm #

      Here are those “baffled” journalists, specialists, etc.


      • riverrunner December 26, 2022 at 7:35 pm #

        Did you even read the NZ article?

        • riverrunner December 26, 2022 at 7:39 pm #

          Stop clogging up the thread with bullshit and keep your hat on.

          • Jarek December 26, 2022 at 8:02 pm #

            I agree with your message to yourself, gollum.

          • Night Owl December 27, 2022 at 5:51 pm #

            Do you have the SADs?

        • MaryQueen December 26, 2022 at 8:42 pm #

          You didn’t get it? The baffled people not making the connection?


          • riverrunner December 26, 2022 at 8:46 pm #

            I got it….it’s your overreach that’s laughable and citing a tabloid called vaccineimpact that has articles about satanic jewish plots. LOL!

          • MaryQueen December 26, 2022 at 9:18 pm #

            You have one job here, and you are failing miserably at it.

            As your tribe likes to say, “do better.”

          • riverrunner December 26, 2022 at 10:00 pm #

            you can’t even post a decent source to back up your maniacal ravings.

      • Beryl of Oyl December 26, 2022 at 8:04 pm #

        From Alex Berenson:

        “Looks like there might be a teeny tiny lil itty-bitty problem with multiple mRNA shots. Nothing to worry about, just a near-total rewiring of the standard human antibody response. I’m sure it’ll be fine.

        Full story coming.”


        • riverrunner December 26, 2022 at 8:38 pm #

          Berenson…The Pandemic’s Wrongest Man.

          • MaryQueen December 26, 2022 at 8:43 pm #

            Not a pandemic when deaths are only 0.27.

            Sorry, noodge.

          • riverrunner December 26, 2022 at 8:56 pm #

            And he’s still a buffoon peddling lies to his followers. Kinda like Jim does here.

          • Alzaebo December 27, 2022 at 2:15 am #

            Runnybottoms : shut up, stupid.

  47. Jarek December 26, 2022 at 8:06 pm #

    The illegals are freezing on the streets of America and we are supposed to feel bad for them – and not our own people who face the same?

    This is what the mainstream media is pushing. It’s our fault that they are freezing. Not them for breaking our laws. Us.

    • riverrunner December 26, 2022 at 8:36 pm #

      I think most moral and sane people can feel bad for both grumpy old man.

  48. Mick December 26, 2022 at 8:14 pm #

    I made the mistake of going into a Walmart today, on the day after Christmas. I knew it would be crowded, but I only wanted to get two items. I figured that I would be able to breeze through the self checkout.


    But the biggest part of the experience was that I thought of Jarek while there. Why? I couldn’t help but feeling that I was in a third world country. I mean……..I’m talking at least 90% not white, and not from here. Even the store’s sound system was playing a spanish language pop song!

    I didn’t get the two items. I couldn’t take it. It was really uncomfortably bad.

    Oh, and last week I went into the same Walmart to get a few camp stove size propane canisters. I couldn’t find them so I asked this black teenaged or early twenties male employee. I was met with an open yet just enough understated hostility to keep the situation from getting ugly. I was expecting him to say, “Man get outta my fuckin’ face cracker! Fuck you and your propane cannisters!” He had that kind of attitude.

    I thought of Jarek that time too.


    • Disaffected December 26, 2022 at 8:28 pm #

      Amazon is my only friend these days.

      • Mick December 26, 2022 at 8:33 pm #

        Ha… Yeah I very, very rarely ever go inside a Walmart. Yet this past week or so I did twice because I needed a few things spur of the moment.

        I’m going from very rarely to never again.

      • MaryQueen December 26, 2022 at 9:26 pm #

        Never use it, never will. Bezos owned, this is the technofeudal future, and guiding us into it.

    • riverrunner December 26, 2022 at 8:35 pm #

      Oh noes….brown people. Gasp!

      • Mick December 26, 2022 at 8:45 pm #

        I’ve been in crowds before with mostly brown people and felt just fine. I grew up with quite a few of them. Have direct neighbors who are brown and we get along just fine.

        Today was different in that Walmart because most of them weren’t from here and it was a creepy foreign atmosphere. I know you don’t care or get it because you are 12, and a fool.

        • riverrunner December 26, 2022 at 8:54 pm #

          Uh no Mick. I’ve been fortunate to have a passport since I was 12 and have been to many countries where people don’t look like me. Just stay home hiding under your table, cowering in fear.

          • Mick December 26, 2022 at 8:58 pm #

            Going to another country is not the same experience. You arrogant shithead.

            Fuck you. You don’t know me. I don’t stay home and cower in fear.

          • riverrunner December 26, 2022 at 9:05 pm #

            Uh-oh…triggered. And probably a gun-humper too.

    • K-Chien December 27, 2022 at 3:25 am #

      I made the mistake of going into a Walmart today,

      This is totally the wrong attitude.

      Walmart was a latecomer to Puget Sound. I remember when they were not here at all. I discovered the flavor of the demographic you describe pretty quick after they opened.

      I quickly realized this is great.

      I get to have the experience of going to a foreign land for a couple bucks in gas. Lets say what Walmart really is. A free trip to a foreign land! There is nothing to complain about. It is a total free-be.

      What? You would rather fly over an ocean in an aluminum can seven miles high and then have to go through customs? You can get the same thing driving to Walmart in twenty minutes. And you don’t need a passport.

      The obstacle becomes the way. It is a no-brainer.

      • Mick December 27, 2022 at 5:45 pm #

        You are such a pompous twit.

    • Blackbird December 27, 2022 at 10:08 am #

      I’ve been inside a Walmart 5 times. Walked out empty-handed every time, thinking to myself, “When are you going to learn?”. They never had what I was looking for, and my needs were so simple.

      It’s incongruous improbabilities like that, that cause me to lean a bit in the direction of “it’s all an illusion”.

      Not a lot of ethnic diversity in the Walmarts up my way. Walmart shoppers up here tend to look like they wandered away from a human CAFO. It’s enough to convince you that we do live in a simulation, one created by Robert Crumb.

      • Anthea December 28, 2022 at 11:00 pm #

        Our local Walmart is almost lily white, though you occasionally see blacks or Hispanics. I was there today, and the only black person I saw was one of the checkers. I also saw one Asian woman.

        A few months ago, there was a brief period where I saw a lot of blacks there–as in, maybe one in 20-30 shoppers were black. There were also several black stockers at work, and they were all very polite. They disappeared as suddenly as they had appeared. Makes you go “hmmm….” Maybe there was a brief fad in the hood for driving out to BFE for the Walmart experience.

        There was also a brief period where Walmart’s PA system was playing what sounded like other shoppers conversing (loudly), with much shuckin’ and jivin’. It was as if Walmart decided we needed our lives enlivened–and then changed their minds.

        Rural Walmarts are entirely different from urban or suburban ones. Everyone shops at Walmart, mainly because there isn’t any other place to shop, unless you want to drive 30 miles.

    • Jarek December 27, 2022 at 4:10 pm #

      Wise As Fuck

  49. themetalmystic December 26, 2022 at 8:26 pm #

    The media never followed up on the 1964 Immigration Act where the signers promised that it would not change the demographic makeup of the American nation. At that time, white Europeans were 90% of the population. Now, we are at 57%. Children entering kindergarten are 45%.

    That was before Bidens 3 million illegals per year, (likely at least double those official figures), for the next four years. At 12 – 25 million plus their family members soon to follow, so multiply the initial number by 4 to yeild 48 – 100 million, and look at what you get. I never knew about this crime against our people until a few months ago. I said, “What is this Great Replacement conspiracy. The media says it is a conspiracy theory. Is it?”

    I found out it is real. The news media never went into outrage in the 90s when Noel Saul Ignatiev was openly advocating for abolishing “whiteness.” They don’t publicize American Psychiatric Association president Don Moss carrying on Ignatiev’s work and calling for the elimination of white identity. They never published Barbara Spectre’s announcements that Europe is too ethnically homogenous and that it must change, and the activities of her foundation to import huge numbers of Muslims and Africans into Europe.

    The Great Replacement has been a project announced by the Frankfurt School in the 40s. I never heard of it until some crazed gunman a few months ago and it was denied as conspiracy.

    No, the news media has been derelict in its duty for a long, long time. When I quote these figures to my friends and family who pay attention and are open to information they are, like I was, shocked. They had no idea it was this bad.

    We may be about to go through significant economic dislocation, but it will happen as the ingenious ruling regime has created the conditions for massive ethnic and racial strife by radically altering the demographics of the country. As more gasoline the fossil fuel haters have poured huge amounts of gasoline by openly demonizing the heritage population, making its claims to the nation illegitimate and legitimizing their dispossession.

    The new appropriations bill pays a lot of money to protect Ukraine’s border. It explicitly forbids using money to finish building our border wall. It also appropriates millions to Israel to help them deport some of their unwanted and incompatible populations – likely to Europe or America. If they can have a wall, defend it with violence (as they are right to), and deport their albatross populations, using our money, why can’t we?

    Not a peep from the media about that. Things are far worse and far more corrupt than you can possibly have imagined.

    • Mick December 26, 2022 at 8:30 pm #

      Add the untold number of whites dying from the mRNA jabs and the replacement efforts are picking up speed.

      ‘Untold number’ is a euphemism for lots and lots. And I doubt we’ve seen the peak yet.

      • riverrunner December 26, 2022 at 8:41 pm #


        • Mick December 26, 2022 at 8:52 pm #


          • riverrunner December 26, 2022 at 8:53 pm #

            Thank you for disclosing your complete stupidity.

          • Mick December 26, 2022 at 8:55 pm #

            And just calling me a “liar” is intelligent? No effort to show how I am lying? Because you don’t have the IQ to even attempt it.

            I was stooping to your 12 year old level.

          • riverrunner December 26, 2022 at 9:00 pm #

            It’s easy big boy…there aren’t ‘untold numbers of whites dying from the jabs.’ So….you’re a liar.

          • Mick December 26, 2022 at 9:05 pm #

            You don’t know that. You can’t prove it. So I could just answer “liar” as well.

            And expressing an opinion, even if it turns out to be wrong, is not the same as lying. If you were in my presence I’d break your fucking jaw for calling me a liar.

            Well, you folks enjoy riverrunner. It appears that Mr. K does not really moderate the comments section anymore. RR is a true definition of a troll. I don’t say this because I disagree with him often. It’s that he’s disagreeable just to be disagreeable. And in a 12 year old, at best, manner.


          • riverrunner December 26, 2022 at 9:07 pm #

            I had high hopes for you Mick when you posted the Hedges article but that quickly faded…alas…..

          • riverrunner December 26, 2022 at 9:10 pm #

            I doubt you’d break my jaw. At 6’4″ you couldn’t reach it you mental midget.

          • MaryQueen December 26, 2022 at 9:23 pm #

            Tsk, tsk, RiverDiarrhea, your cult does NOT approve of ablelist/bigoted talk such as calling someone a midget, let alone a mental midget.

            Better beg your boss David Brock for forgiveness and prostrate yourself before him.

          • Islander December 26, 2022 at 11:26 pm #

            RR is a troll.

            Best to ignore.

          • Mick December 27, 2022 at 11:27 am #

            Yeah you got me rr. I would not actually break your jaw.

            I’ve never done such a thing, and I doubt I ever will. But I highly doubt you are 6’4″. There are some unusually tall kids at age 12 in the world, but not that tall.

            Now, I am truly a ‘mental midget’ in comparison to people who are far superior over me in mental capacity and ability.

            But to you? Lol… That’s funny.

            I think you are a mental midget in comparison to every single participant on this blog.

            That is all. I will do what I should’ve done in the first place, and that is to just completely ignore you.

        • riverrunner December 26, 2022 at 9:12 pm #

          And Micky, I’m disagreeable because Kunstler’s repetitive diatribes and his troglodyte followers needed a good strong shove in the other direction. Not that it makes a difference but it’s fun!

          • riverrunner December 26, 2022 at 9:14 pm #

            And Micky, yes, we do know that.

          • MaryQueen December 26, 2022 at 9:24 pm #

            Well, if anything, you’re pushing people even harder in Kunstler’s direction, given the imbecilic alternative twaddle you offer.

            So, there’s that.

            Not even an effective troll.


        • Jarek December 27, 2022 at 4:21 pm #

          See Michelle Goldberg NYT’s article, “We Can Replace Them”.

      • riverrunner December 26, 2022 at 9:58 pm #

        Who is Brock and what is this cult you speak of?

    • Disaffected December 26, 2022 at 8:31 pm #

      Oh, I think most here have imagined it, all right.

    • Not_GeorgeT December 26, 2022 at 8:41 pm #

      Quietly, at home, I repeatedly say things such as ‘we haven’t reached the beginning yet’.

    • riverrunner December 26, 2022 at 8:44 pm #

      I know math is hard but claiming that 6 million are illegally crossing is pure fiction.

      • Cavepainter December 26, 2022 at 9:11 pm #

        Please folks, riverrunner is tagging you, hence diverting this thread away from reasoned, civil discussion.

        • riverrunner December 26, 2022 at 9:13 pm #

          “reasoned?” Good one…

        • MaryQueen December 26, 2022 at 9:25 pm #

          I think he’s a tweaker.

          • riverrunner December 26, 2022 at 9:56 pm #

            Now Mary your tired ‘chardonnay’ jabs tell the discerning reader of your troubles with alcohol. No shame in disclosing your difficulties. As for the troll bit,I appear to be pretty effective.

          • MaryQueen December 26, 2022 at 10:23 pm #

            We know who you are, Take-a-Poo.

            The crisp chardonnay drinker. Looks like you’ve gone off the deep-end.

            Might want to try rehab instead of pestering people.

          • riverrunner December 27, 2022 at 1:00 am #

            No, ya don’t know me MaryQ.

        • Islander December 26, 2022 at 11:27 pm #


          Right. Effin’ obvious.

          Why do putative grown-ups continue to respond to and encourage obvious trolls?

          • MaryQueen December 26, 2022 at 11:39 pm #

            Why do you continue to do drive-by attacks on comments threads which have nothing to do with you?

            Mysteries abound.

          • Islander December 27, 2022 at 7:08 am #

            “driveby commenting” = Good one, coming from MQ!

            I guess you enjoy engaging with and raging at trolls and creating dumb “threads” with them.

            Thereby encouraging them to infest this place.

            I guess if they weren’t there you would have to invent them! (;-)

          • MaryQueen December 27, 2022 at 9:17 am #

            Blaming me for trolls, a new low.

          • Mick December 27, 2022 at 10:29 am #

            ‘Putative’. Now that’s a nice word that isn’t used enough these days.

          • Islander December 27, 2022 at 1:05 pm #

            And BTW, MQ, I was responding to Cavepainter, not you. Me not drive-by you drive-by. Signed, Tonto.

          • MaryQueen December 27, 2022 at 4:31 pm #

            The initial one yes, not the subsequent one.

    • riverrunner December 26, 2022 at 9:02 pm #

      “The heritage population.” Is that Tuck’ems new catchphrase? LMAO. Gawd, and you wonder why I hang out here…it’s to needle you morons in this echo chamber.

      • JohnAZ December 27, 2022 at 9:28 am #

        Well, it certainly is not offering anything of substance to the discussions.

        • riverrunner December 27, 2022 at 12:38 pm #

          But it is worth mocking you.

    • riverrunner December 26, 2022 at 9:03 pm #

      Metalmystic…quit trying to sound smart and just go to bed. What a word salad…

  50. SoftStarLight December 26, 2022 at 9:00 pm #

    I hope you had a nice Christmas Mr. K. You know I hate to be a contrarian but it seems like dirty fighting has been happening forever and a day. I wouldn’t expect that to end anytime soon if people are around. It’s too bad the good are so good sometimes maybe? In any case, the collapse of the imperial system is a good thing. Though it does truly seem that eventually every civilization evolves/devolves? into an imperial system. So maybe civilization is somewhat overrated?

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    • JohnAZ December 27, 2022 at 9:27 am #

      The collapse of the imperial system is a good thing?

      To be replaced by what?

      Frying pans and fire scare me.

      Most folks think the result of everything is a feudal society where 90% of the folks work for the other 10% in agriculture.

      Is that better than imperial? Is your definition of imperial what is happening right now where we still have some middle class? If so, much better than what could be coming down the pike.

      • Jimpa December 27, 2022 at 12:02 pm #

        I agree, while I “wait for it”, I certainly don’t want it. Life is good, you have to be nuts to want unending hardship, though it appears that some do.

        • Jimpa December 27, 2022 at 12:08 pm #

          Federal collapse now though, might be better than the WEF utopia, although they are not mutually exclusive. Living in an age of decadence is not so bad, but living in age of collapse is probably not so great.

          • Jimpa December 27, 2022 at 12:15 pm #

            Living in a totalitarian AI controlled nightmare would be even worse than collapse me thinks.

          • SoftStarLight December 27, 2022 at 1:14 pm #

            Maybe you’re right. Maybe I am crazy. Or maybe your normalcy bias is preventing you from imagining that things could be different. Though it would seem like there is often hardship when there are massive social and historical changes. That is why the normalcy bias makes so much sense and happens to us all. Not that we will have much of a choice when the time arrives. But I do agree with you that an ai controlled “metaverse” would likely be a complete nightmare. But that too seems to be where the current system would like to take us if it could.