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You’ve Been Misinformed

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Isn’t it obvious by now that pervasive dishonesty is the foremost crisis of many crises in Western Civ generally and American life in particular? All our authorities have made themselves false, lying their way into the broad collapse of confidence that drives the nation toward some culminating horror show of strife and loss.

The go-to lever of concerted mind-fuckery has been the term-of-art misinformation, applied especially to things and propositions that are truthful — thereby confounding the public’s ability to discern truth in anything, or to discover how they are being misled in matters of life and death. We’ve allowed the worst in human nature to disgrace ourselves. Satan, Father of Lies, is Western Civ’s paragon of disgrace, and so American life appears more and more Satanic and disgraceful.

All this was epitomized in the operation of Twitter, the cheerful little bluebird of social messaging which evolved in a very few years into an instrument of coercion, punishment, deception, and lying, until it became clear that Twitter’s misinformation was misinformation itself. Half the nation doesn’t believe anything it is told by those in authority and the other half revels in its reckless abuse of authority.

And so, it’s refreshing to see one Elon Musk act to seize control of this Satanic vector of disgrace. Mr. Musk appears motivated to defeat the culture of lying by restoring open debate in the ubiquitous online public arena. It’s a heroic deed. But, you see, it’s not merely Twitter’s management or its biggest shareholders that Mr. Musk is messing with, but malign forces in the US government, which have surreptitiously taken control of Twitter and other social media to work its will on events. If you don’t know that Twitter, Facebook, and Google are proxies serving the US Intel Community, then you have not been paying attention.

Using Twitter to impose that culture of pervasive dishonesty in public chatter is what gave permission for all others to follow the script. Medicine has succeeded completely in disgracing and destroying itself by lying about everything connected to Covid-19, from its origins, to the insanely outlawed treatments for it, to the harmful actions of the vaccines, to the hidden data that might tell us the results of all that lying. Twitter set the tone for that with its censorship policies. Anyone who suggested that lockdowns, masking, remdesivir protocols, and vaccine mandates violated common decency was tossed out of the arena, often with added punishment of losing a career, a professional license, a livelihood, and having to endure the betrayal of colleagues cowed into silence.

Twitter also enabled the suicide of higher education, which has succumbed to a plague of Jacobin craziness that would embarrass the inmates of an old-time locked ward. The failure of authority on campus is cosmic. Can you name a single college president who has raised a voice against such manifest idiocy as men competing in women’s sports, the invention of ersatz fields of study, the re-segregation of dormitories and graduation ceremonies, the shouting down of invited lecturers, the persecution of free-thinking faculty, the kangaroo courts for sex disputes, and a hundred other violations of intellect and decency?

All this coerced insanity has been nurtured by social media’s sly mechanisms for bending narrative into propaganda: their beloved algorithms, all fine-tuned to destroy anything that touches on truth. The result is a country so marinated in falsehood that it can’t construct a coherent consensus of reality, and can’t take coherent actions to avert its own collapse.

Mighty forces are marshalling to prevent Elon Musk from buying up Twitter stock and taking the company private. BlackRock, Vanguard, the prince regent of Saudi Arabia are all principal stockholders in Twitter, with gazillions in capital to theoretically match and overcome Mr. Musk’s moves. Meanwhile, the Tesla boss maintains a prankish self-confidence in this exploit, offering cryptically comic gibes to a news media that is openly vested in opposing him. You have to suppose that he’s gamed out the gamble. He’s looking like someone who has dealt out a hand of cards aiming to shoot-the-moon.

The prospect of an open public arena for ideas is exhilarating all of a sudden, considering how the information-stream got hijacked in service to the wicked. It’s fun to see their tortured casuistry as they plead for “content moderation” — the phrase du jour for censorship, as if it were a good thing rather than the opposite of anything good. This feels like the beginning of something positive after a long siege of political degeneracy. Let the sunshine in to disinfect the arena. Cast the Demons back into darkness. You go, Elon!


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  1. cowbell81 April 15, 2022 at 10:04 am #

    As seen in this latest video footage, Slidin’ Biden appears to offer a handshake to his imaginary friend before tottering off stage confusingly.

    https://www.bizpacreview.com/2022/04/15/biden-offers-handshake-with-the-air-falsely-claims-he-was-a-full-university-professor-for-4-years-1226071/

    • Murph April 15, 2022 at 10:09 am #

      He’s shaking hands with one of his many invisible voters.

      • SW April 15, 2022 at 10:17 am #

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      • badberries April 15, 2022 at 11:54 am #

        Just shaking hands with the voices in his head.

      • Walter B April 15, 2022 at 1:50 pm #

        Dopey Joe is preparing to cross over and perhaps making arrangements with his already dead cohorts for the trip. I for one will not judge him, but I would seriously hate to be in his shoes when judgement is passed upon him. They have to give him the pillow soon and let Kackles ride us the rest of the way down into the bottomless pit or the momentum may be lost.

        I love Jim’s hope that Elon may be able to give us all at least one mainstream place on social media where freedom can still be free, I suspect that he will be thwarted by those who rule in darkness or even be given the Dealy Plaza Treatment. Unless of course he is a Spirit sent by the Creator to hold back the tide that Satan has released upon us. He could be playing both sides you know. I hope not because I have a great deal of respect for the man/spirit.

      • Hereward the Woke April 16, 2022 at 6:51 am #

        He was hand-weighing his diapers.

      • CrosstimbersOkie April 21, 2022 at 1:19 am #

        Right.

    • hmuller April 15, 2022 at 10:35 am #

      The Cabal is setting up the dotard for replacement.

      • cowbell81 April 15, 2022 at 1:58 pm #

        JoJo Creeper can’t be too much longer for this world. I hope for the day when we get the breaking news that he went to bed last night and simply did not wake up in the morning.

        I’ve come to the point where I don’t even care who might be in line to replace him, we just need to get rid of him! That will at least stir things up with some old lifeblood in the DC Swamplands.

    • Gonga Din April 15, 2022 at 3:05 pm #

      Possibly a tap on the shoulder from Mr. Jordan.

    • Disaffected April 15, 2022 at 3:41 pm #

      Poor bastard doesn’t even know where he is. Probably not sure who he is, either.

      “God damn it, who’s turn was it to keep an eye on Joe?”

    • MaryQueen April 15, 2022 at 3:44 pm #

      Shaking my damn head.

      • Amman April 16, 2022 at 5:20 am #

        You and millions of others.

        • Ron Anselmo April 16, 2022 at 9:40 am #

          Here’s a scary thought – if memory serves, 80% of Democrats think he’s doing a good job. If he did get 81MM votes, that means 64.8MM think he’s doing a good job. These people are fucking delusional – they can’t be helped.

          • benr April 16, 2022 at 10:18 am #

            Yes just look at redneck liberal and think there might be 81 million more just like him.

          • Amman April 16, 2022 at 3:37 pm #

            Beyond scary… but Maybe just Misinfo.

          • MaryQueen April 17, 2022 at 7:37 pm #

            There’s no way he won, or got 81 million votes. Also, I saw his approval rating had tanked, so I don’t know where your 80% comes from. In any case, he’s a disaster.

  2. tresho April 15, 2022 at 10:11 am #

    What most refer to as “social media” I now will label “sociopathic media”. THAT is an accurate and informative term.

    • shotho April 15, 2022 at 10:25 am #

      According to Mr. K. social media is controlled by intelligence agencies of the US government. So, those are the organs that must be identified and reduced in power or eliminated altogether for free speech to again be allowed. I wonder if Mr. Musk can do that? I hope he has the chance.

      according t

      • happiface April 15, 2022 at 10:47 am #

        jfk tried,”going to cut the cia to a million pieces”…he was the one cut down

        • shotho April 15, 2022 at 5:55 pm #

          Yes and it was then that the federal government began its move toward centralization.

          • Mac April 16, 2022 at 9:11 pm #

            Uh…try 100 years before that.

      • elysianfield April 15, 2022 at 12:21 pm #

        Shotho,
        He will do every bit as well as Donald Trump….

    • Ron Anselmo April 15, 2022 at 10:27 am #

      Now? The party’s not over but starting to wind down. Hopefully.

  3. Rodster April 15, 2022 at 10:12 am #

    “Medicine has succeeded completely in disgracing and destroying itself by lying about everything connected to Covid-19, from its origins, to the insanely outlawed treatments for it, to the harmful actions of the vaccines, to the hidden data that might tell us the results of all that lying.”

    Lew Rockwell posted some of the Pfizer documents and it’s definitely not good, as was expected.

    https://www.lewrockwell.com/2022/04/joseph-mercola/fda-and-pfizer-knew-covid-shot-caused-immunosuppression/

    • malthuss April 15, 2022 at 12:01 pm #

      I was somewhere where a TV was on. I saw—
      Pfizer wants 5 year olds to get the booster, to increase their immunity.

      • megabeth April 15, 2022 at 3:49 pm #

        Good heavens–won’t people wake up? According to the test cassettes we tried, my husband, son, and I have the coof this week and it’s just a cold!

        It’s just a cold!

        It’s. Just. A. Cold.

        • Ron Anselmo April 15, 2022 at 3:57 pm #

          Can be worse for some. If so, Ivermectin does it. I was on my back for 17 days straight – 8 months later – still no smell or taste. Ivermectin did it, but I do have an unexplained appetite for oats & apples.

          • JTinMD April 15, 2022 at 5:36 pm #

            Hahahahaha! 😉 and peppermint candy

          • SpeedyBB April 15, 2022 at 7:57 pm #

            Whinny the poo …

          • Ron Anselmo April 16, 2022 at 1:02 am #

            I’d sooner turn into Mr. Ed than go to the hospital at the time. Had I set foot in a hospital, taken a PCR test and tested positive, I would have immediately been a “hospitalization” data point and they would have gotten a check for $13K – the grift was, and is, staggering. I said f**k them then and say f**k them now.

            Pro Tip: recent re-stocking of Ivermectin – good thru 2024 – was $16.99 vs. $3.99. Seems that’s a way to discourage the “value challenged” from buying it. A friend shopping with me says he’s not buying it at that price, right after we just had a burger & beer for lunch at $20 each. Some people you just can’t help.

          • megabeth April 16, 2022 at 8:39 pm #

            Yeah, this worse than a cold in that it makes Husband and I feel sub-par for longer than a cold would. So annoying. Still don’t feel the need to vax up, or any such retardedness.

          • Ron Anselmo April 17, 2022 at 12:27 am #

            Right Beth – you’ll all be fine and then bulletproof with natural immunity as soon as your immune system does it’s thing – it gets stronger as you go. Don’t even consider the vax – not for a second.

            If needed, the vet grade Ivermectin is fine – I think you are or were a nurse – you’ll know how to dose it by bodyweight (68mcg/lb). One & done. In the future, prophylactic use also helpful. Take good care.

      • Amman April 16, 2022 at 5:30 am #

        It apparently changes human DNA permanently to produce the spike protein They said it didn’t but Peter Mc. MD cited a study I think from Sweden that is being checked on right now for verification of it’s claim. A permanent change to Human DNA that is passed on in sperm and Ova qualifies as a Capital crime in my book. Yet people are clueless, uncaring, etc. Let’s hope it’s not true but really, something has to be done.

        • Hereward the Woke April 16, 2022 at 6:53 am #

          Amman: Yep. Another “conspiracy theory” that became fact.

  4. lizharmon April 15, 2022 at 10:15 am #

    I wish it were so, James, but I think Elon’s going to disappoint a lot of people. He talks a good game. I’ll give him that. We’ll see.

    In the meantime, the best course of action is to observe via Twitter. It’s a great barometer of the national mood (pissy and childish) and helps clarify provided you resist the urge to engage emotionally. Half the accounts are bots and the job of a bot is mindfuckery. It’s important to remember that.

    This “Musk as Savior” talk is rather ironic, coming as it has during Holy Week. I’m a hard pass. The dude is a charlatan. My Savior is out there in the next life. As for this life, we’re strictly on our own.

    • happiface April 15, 2022 at 10:50 am #

      hey lizard–you cannot see the accomplishments the guy has achieved ??!!? your own hoely book says “those so blind”…. geezuz…

      • Rowdypiglet April 15, 2022 at 1:10 pm #

        No, the Bible doesn’t say that – it’s a paraphrase of Jeremiah 5:21 – ‘Hear now this, O foolish people, and without understanding; which have eyes, and see not; which have ears, and hear not.’ A person can have accomplishments and still be a charlatan either with reference to those accomplishments or as a matter of character.

      • Cactus Girl April 15, 2022 at 2:14 pm #

        Elon Musk’s “genius” lies in being smart enough to buy out start-up companies that have already done 99% of the work. That’s what he did with Tesla. Not to mention the dirty money he bought them with, coming from his South African gem mining operation family’s fortune. He’s hardly a self-made man. As @thirdcoast legend says, if he were really so smart and out to save humanity, he would have come up with a way to slow down global warming and get birth control to the countries that desperately need it. Instead, what does he give us? Another car. And a very expensive one, at that.

        I’m also suspicious of his tunneling company. What’s he building under the ground of the California desert?

        And I won’t even go into his disgusting treatment of his ex wife and kids.

        • MaryQueen April 15, 2022 at 3:46 pm #

          He was also born with a silver spoon in his mug. So there’s that.

          He also experiments on pigs, is a big transhumanist.

          Not an Elon fan (or fan of any billionaire).

          • Ron Anselmo April 15, 2022 at 4:24 pm #

            Guess that leaves me out.

          • R banjo April 15, 2022 at 6:07 pm #

            His mom was a runway model.
            I saw a documentary of his life years ago,
            He didn’t mention his Dad. He has five sons with a woman who was his first wife.
            He started paypal years ago I.
            He was and is a autistic feller….
            Genius but crazy..

          • MaryQueen April 17, 2022 at 7:38 pm #

            @Ron, you test pigs with mind chips or you’re a billionaire?

          • Ron Anselmo April 18, 2022 at 12:06 am #

            Mary Q – a billionaire, but it’s all in FRN’s so I’m relying on the full faith & credit of the US Government.

            Do you think that’s too risky? Too many eggs in a weathered, old fraying basket? Maybe I should diversify?

            Spring sprung in Idaho yet, or still too chilly to plant?

        • Kim April 15, 2022 at 10:40 pm #

          More birth control just means higher levels of consumerism. It is as likely to increase the rate of resource depletion as retard it.

    • thirdcoastlegend April 15, 2022 at 11:46 am #

      I also think we should be cautious about Elon.

      Remember, he is behind the Neuralink and Starlink projects.

      Neuralink seems as though it could be installed in people and used to monitor them through the cellular and WiFi networks.

      Starlink seems as though it is planned to provide reliable Internet coverage over the entire globe. I believe the stated goal of providing faster Internet to people in the sticks is a cover story.

      Beyond that, I note he holds a BA in Physics from UPenn, earned in the days when STEM departments had yet to go Woke.

      This means he has the scientific training to know full well that EVs are not a viable alternative to ICE and that solar is not a viable replacement for gas or coal-fired power plants.

      He also knows full well how awful the lithium mining and refinement process is.

      Yet, there he is, continuing to push Teslas as the greatest things ever…

      • Disaffected April 15, 2022 at 3:36 pm #

        …in the meantime, there’s money to be made. Same as it ever was.

    • Rowdypiglet April 15, 2022 at 1:06 pm #

      I agree that it’s foolish to look to him (or anyone) as a savior. If he manages to wrest Twitter out of the hands of those who now control it, I’ll give him all credit for that, which is in no way the same as considering him a savior. I’m grateful to anyone who helps out in the present crisis of civilization, whatever their motives or personal character. We can’t afford to be too fussy, any more than people in a concentration camp can wait to be liberated by someone of sufficiently good character. If we come out of this at all, we can sort it out afterwards. Meanwhile, if he wants to make himself useful, that’s all well and good. My guess is that he’s a trickster-like figure and not trustworthy but, as I said, we can’t afford to be too fussy.

      • ThorsHammer April 15, 2022 at 4:31 pm #

        The Musky Savior

        As a businessman/charlatan Elon Musk has certainly shown the ability to think outside the box and beyond the next quarter. He has become the world’s richest man through his ability to manipulate the system and sell a product consisting of images rather than substance.

        My take on his effort to acquire Twitter is that it is a move along the path to becoming The Savior. The American public is sick to the gills of being lied to and having every opposing thought overwhelmed by censorship. Most have had their capacity for critical thinking destroyed and become mere sheeple— whether they can be rehabilitated is still an open question. Should Musk take over Twitter and re-constitute it as an instrument of the search for Truth, he will either fail and be Arkansided or will become a Hero for all those who value a beam of light in the darkness.

        Trump rode the image of a hard-assed businessman mouthing the slogan “You’re Fired” into the Presidency. How much easier it would be for Musk The Savior to follow a similar path.

        • JTinMD April 15, 2022 at 5:41 pm #

          Fuck the president! Fuck the saviors! We have a damned good constitution and a structure for shaping our society called the Congress. Throw out the criminals and make it work as designed.

        • Hereward the Woke April 16, 2022 at 6:55 am #

          The American public is indeed sick to the gills of being lied to. But the same American public also has the internet. Nothing to stop them getting of their fat backsides and doing a bit of searching to get behind the MSM fables.

    • Amman April 16, 2022 at 5:33 am #

      Yep. But you’re not on your own in this life despite Prince singing so. Musk is part of the problem in my book. Too China centric, no domestic ooomph. In short, Useless loser.

    • benr April 16, 2022 at 10:23 am #

      You have your right to your opinion but the fact he got so many control freaks wound up shows that one guy with enough money can scare the hell out of them.
      That is exactly what he did.
      All it will take is on huge platform to stop the shadow banning for telling the truth and the rest come tumbling down.

  5. Bob12065 April 15, 2022 at 10:17 am #

    Musk should keep the twitter bidding going, then when the price approaches $100/share, dump his holdings, pocket a couple of billion, then rinse and repeat until Vanguard and BlackRock can no longer financially justfify playing this game.

    Elon will eventually end up with twitter, and be several billion dollars richer for having played the game.

    • draupnir April 15, 2022 at 11:27 am #

      Torba has also offered him stock and a seat on the board of Gab. They’re already with the program, and have everything in place to be what he wants, except for one, presumably expensive item, I disremember what it is, but I think it has something to do with ISP. if he goes that route, I hope he ruins Twitter first.

      • Disaffected April 15, 2022 at 3:35 pm #

        What’s a ‘Gab’? another TwitWit SM App?

        • Kim April 15, 2022 at 10:43 pm #

          It is a free speech platform like (or rather, unlike) Twitter.

          • Kim April 15, 2022 at 10:47 pm #

            By the way, i suppose most here know the Mark Twain gag Jim is referencing in the title, which goes roughly,

            “If you don’t read the newspaper you’re uninformed, but if you do, you’re misinformed.”

    • Bilejones April 15, 2022 at 1:37 pm #

      Musk should move back to California then as the most prominent African-American apply for reparations.

      • SpeedyBB April 15, 2022 at 8:12 pm #

        That is rich. (So is he, so there’s that.)

      • Amman April 16, 2022 at 5:44 am #

        Narratives about Blacks is controlled by a media that sees itself fit and unassailable enough to pronounce on White Americans and issue a public verdict to the Mob. I have to wonder about David Lane and William Pierce – Were they accurate? Prescient?

    • kendar667 April 15, 2022 at 9:05 pm #

      That’s probably what will happen. At the bare minimum the CEO and management team will get sacked for not protecting the investors’ interests, and I’d consider that a positive development. It’s been said that Elon and Dorsey are friends, I wonder if this was a gentleman’s bet for a dollar.

  6. Ron Anselmo April 15, 2022 at 10:17 am #

    Morning Jim – excellent as always. Thanks. As you’ve mentioned before, any semblance of price discovery, for anything, is absent due to the dishonesty in every quarter.

    Maybe that’s why some idiots cannot understand inflation, because they have no idea what anything should cost – no understanding of value.

    Nearing summertime in Florida – need a new AC unit? That’ll be $21,000. OK, when can you start?

    • tresho April 15, 2022 at 10:32 am #

      “Nearing summertime in Florida – need a new AC unit? That’ll be $21,000. OK, when can you start?” REPLY: I’ll start after the parts are all delivered. This should happen by the fall of 2023.

      • Ron Anselmo April 15, 2022 at 10:55 am #

        OK, but just so I don’t lose my spot on your schedule, let me pay you in advance.

        • tresho April 15, 2022 at 11:04 am #

          “let me pay you in advance.” I just got an email from my supplier, arrival of parts is now 1st quarter of 2024.

          • Disaffected April 15, 2022 at 11:20 am #

            Time to move.

          • draupnir April 15, 2022 at 11:33 am #

            People lived in Florida for generations without that convenience, you know. I survived Norfolk, VA without it in the early ”70s. I fainted a lot the first summer, but then grew aclimatized.

          • Ron Anselmo April 15, 2022 at 11:53 am #

            Many houses built in Florida, 1920’s thru 1950’s, referred to as “Cracker” houses, were designed for the local environment.

            They were built on crawl spaces 2 to 3 feet off the ground so natural convection pulled in cool air underneath, and hotter air rose out of the houses. Windows were also arranged for cross-ventilation and houses had high ceilings.

            I’ve lived in 3 or 4 Cracker houses, over many years, and all are still comfortable because of the design.

            As soon as A/C became common and houses were designed for such, when A/C breaks down, or electric bills become intolerable, so does the heat.

          • Jarek April 15, 2022 at 12:15 pm #

            And how the beasts of the field must have loved to crawl under the houses!

          • Ron Anselmo April 15, 2022 at 12:22 pm #

            Another benefit of the design – the cool crawl spaces attracted many ‘coons & ‘possums – in other words, dinner. Shoot ’em right off the front porch.

    • Hereward the Woke April 16, 2022 at 6:57 am #

      Ron, I’m willing to be your punka wallah (look it up) for a very reasonable wage.

      • Ron Anselmo April 16, 2022 at 1:06 pm #

        Thanks HTW! Very kind of you to offer, I’ll consider it.

        I’d rather have Kamala Harris (part Indian) – that way she’d at least be doing something useful & I think it’s within her qualifications – but I’m afraid she’d break out in spontaneous fits of laughter which would be insufferably annoying.

        I’d rather the stifling heat & humidity.

  7. Bill of Rights April 15, 2022 at 10:18 am #

    “…Twitter, Facebook, and Google are proxies serving the US Intel Community…”

    I agree Jim. Google/YouTube CEO Eric Schmidt was the most frequent White House visitor during the 8 year Obama presidency.

    God bless Jim and his readers on this Good Friday and a Happy Easter to all.

  8. Disaffected April 15, 2022 at 10:22 am #

    Elon Musk as defender of free speech and the would be rescuer of American virtue? Never thought I’d hear that phrase before. Are you sure you’re on the right track with this one, Jim? My first inclination is “meet the new boss, same as the old boss,” but admittedly, I’m a died-in-the-wool cynic. Won’t be using Twitter, Twatter, SnapFace, or InstaChat in this lifetime either way. You can count on that.

    • nancyd April 15, 2022 at 11:00 am #

      “I’m a died-in-the-wool cynic. Won’t be using Twitter, Twatter, SnapFace, or InstaChat in this lifetime either way. You can count on that.”

      Right there with ya Disaffected.

    • Cactus Girl April 15, 2022 at 2:20 pm #

      @Disaffected: Jim’s been watching too much Adapt 2030 videos. He also thinks the climate is getting colder.

    • Amman April 16, 2022 at 5:47 am #

      All Elon Musk cares about is Elon Musk.

  9. SW April 15, 2022 at 10:26 am #

    Good post and clearly states the divide here in the US and probably in Australia, NZ and Europe too. Any disagreement, no matter how reasonable, was shouted down, the critics smeared and the goal of silencing all discussion was kept front and center. I’m not on Twitter or any social media but if Musk takes over, I’ll sign up just for entertainment value.

    Even when the media has been exposed as lying, there’s never an apology, clarification or retraction. This self-righteousness I hope will be their Achilles heel (or hell). Their desperate panic at even the thought of an open forum is telling.

    • Rowdypiglet April 15, 2022 at 1:22 pm #

      I’ve been amused at the panic and frankly enjoying it, even if nothing comes of it. They’ve exposed themselves to the greatest degree possible, and appear to be too clueless to even notice how their terror plays to any sane person.

      I’ve tried often to engage these people in debate, or even just to discover what’s going on in what passes for their minds. If I just ask the benign question “What are your reasons for thinking that? I’m interested and would like to understand what you think,” they simply repeat what they already said. If I try to get anything more than that, the anger starts to surface because they know they’re about to be exposed as knowing absolutely nothing with which to back up their idiotic beliefs. They cannot engage in any kind of debate; they’ve got nothing but slogans. If you pursue it, they’ll start calling you the usual names. The only thing they can do is attempt to silence you, and they’re too stupid to even do that effectively without the help of their masters – hence the panic.

      • messianicdruid April 15, 2022 at 1:35 pm #

        If you are “all in” and see you will lose, turn the table over.

        https://christiansfortruth.com/how-to-more-effectively-disagree-in-biblical-matters/

      • SW April 15, 2022 at 4:29 pm #

        Yes, the whining and shocked hysteria have been fun to watch. They weren’t complaining when Bezos took over the Washington Post and Gates took over covid messaging along with bought & paid for Fauci.

        Most of my friends are Biden/Democrat supporters who religiously watch Chris Hayes, etc. and consider me a sad, brain-washed, not-as-smart-as-them semi-deplorable. And like you said, if I backed my arguments with actual facts (like real mortality stats) then they adopted a dismissive, annoyed attitude.

        The people screaming the loudest live in an echo chamber so they’re not used to hearing anything that challenges them. I tried to find a clip of a student asking Brian Seltzer questions but couldn’t find it to post here. He didn’t even pretend to consider answering them and launched into some stupid anecdote about a journalist saving some guy’s life.

  10. mitchellc April 15, 2022 at 10:30 am #

    Since Jim wrote for many political and literary publications, one has to assume he personally knows Lapham. At the very least, he is completely familiar with this common knowledge expressed over 30 years ago:

    https://youtu.be/oE0DF9MT5J8

    So, why the constant assertion of mass power and rights? If you establish expectations, then you create an atmosphere of disappointment. Some may shrug, while others may consider acting.

    Encitement, honeypot?

    • Disaffected April 15, 2022 at 11:28 am #

      Lapham is an amazing writer and political and social critic. Used to read him all the time long before Harper’s went woke.

      • Paula D April 15, 2022 at 12:18 pm #

        Me too. I had a subscription for decades, but not after 2017.
        Which was also when the censorship of social media started.

        • Disaffected April 15, 2022 at 3:32 pm #

          I couldn’t hold out that long. He left in 2006, I believe. Same with The Atlantic and The New Yorker. Both just lefty globalist rags now. For the most part anyway. The New Yorker still has some mighty fine writing from time to time, but it’s been overtly politicized now too. A shame.

          • BackRowHeckler April 15, 2022 at 3:54 pm #

            Atlantic is the worst. I used to be a subscriber, just couldn’t stand it anymore.

          • Disaffected April 15, 2022 at 4:34 pm #

            Likewise!

          • Blackbird April 15, 2022 at 8:43 pm #

            The saddest cancellation?

            National Geographic

  11. teddyboy46 April 15, 2022 at 10:43 am #

    What JHK describes every week is all part of Mao’s 100 year plan to conquer the world.

    Just like our Constitution that guides us after 246 years. Mao’s 100 year plan guides the CCP.

    Mao bragged he would defeat the west with out firing a shot and he is doing it.

    • tresho April 15, 2022 at 10:47 am #

      “Mao bragged he would defeat the west with out firing a shot and he is doing it.”
      Victory/defeat are both nonsense in this context. What’s happening is race between the suicide of the West vs that of Red China. Which happens first?

      • thirdcoastlegend April 15, 2022 at 11:50 am #

        Suicide of the West is an apt phrase.

        China would not be what it is today if the West had not spent the last 50 years handing over its entire intellectual and industrial base to them, with billions, possibly trillions of cash as the cherry on top of the sundae.

        • Amman April 16, 2022 at 6:10 am #

          Very funny. You’re in a glass house tho.

      • Jarek April 15, 2022 at 11:54 am #

        Distinguish if you will between a Civilization per se, and the different iterations of it, the regimes, dynasties, or in the case of the modern West, the nations. Now which Civilization is actually replacing its own people with aliens, insuring that it will fall and never rise again?

        China has had many dynasties, Communism is just one more. China shows no signs of dying, rather it is expanding. It will survive Communism, indeed it already has. Modern China is a long way from both Marx and Mao. It has much central planning, but China was always far more like that than us.

      • Bilejones April 15, 2022 at 1:35 pm #

        Mao, of course was Yale’s man in China.

        https://www.mygen.com/users/ufo/Mao_was_a_Yale_Man.html

        If you spend a little time digging into this, you’ll be as shocked as I was to see the name Rockefeller crop up.

        • thirdcoastlegend April 15, 2022 at 2:34 pm #

          Bile-

          Looks like its Skull & Bones, all the way down.

      • Kim April 15, 2022 at 11:17 pm #

        Then the question might be, how did China get into a position such that it could undermine the USA and the West?

        It certainly did not pull itself up by its bootstraps. On the contrary it was deliberately put into this position by outsiders to China.

        Consider the role of John Stewart Service. As an FDR State Department official – and Soviet agent – he had an important role in bringing Mao to power.

        https://www.conservapedia.com/John_Stewart_Service

        And Service was not by any means an isolated agent of this external power. The US State Department as a whole worked assiduously against US interests throughout WW2 and afterwards.

        Read

        How The Far East Was Lost: American Policy and the Creation of Communist China 1941-1949

        https://en.id1lib.org/book/5410876/c5d7f1

        And then, in 1971, China ascends as if by appointment to join the UN as one of the five members of the Security Council; a backward, impoverished, bellicose and subversive, terrorism-exporting authoritarian Communist regime is suddenly graduated to a veto position on the Security Council with balance-of-power responsibilities.
        How did that happen? And why?

        And most germane, who signed off on it?

        Three years later China is publicly supporting Pol Pot while Mugabe’s China-sponsored ZANU was cutting off peasant’s limbs in Rhodesia.

        China did not do/achieve all of this
        without Western media complicity, concealment, obfuscation, and often enough even applause.

        The questions are, who gave the green light for all of this, and why?

  12. D from OR April 15, 2022 at 11:08 am #

    Musk taking over Twitter has to happen. One doesn’t have to use it to see how the idea of truth being uncensored and restored to our national discourse will change things.

    A ZH commenter proposed if Musk succeeds then The Woke can go form their own version which they can call, Bitter.

    • Disaffected April 15, 2022 at 3:27 pm #

      Maybe. But I’ve got my doubts about a culture that stares all day into portable electronic devices and communicates in messages of less than (most MUCH less) 280 characters for the approval of each other. I’m not sure there’s any truth out there in such messages to be censored in the first place. The Idiocracy has arrived.

      The Woke will vanish quickly once the shortages start to bite. They’ll find out they’re just like the rest of us when there’s no food to eat and electricity and everything else is too expensive to continue to use their little play toys. Simple food and basic shelter will once again rule the world, just as they should. As for safety? No guarantees there.

    • MaryQueen April 15, 2022 at 9:40 pm #

      LOL. Sure. So one silicon valley billionaire will save us from the others.

      • ThorsHammer April 17, 2022 at 12:49 am #

        MQ

        The difference between Musk and the other Sillycon Valley billionaires is his level and frequency of acid consumption. While the others are busy consuming crack mixed with Viagra, our boy prefers acid— hence the frequency of his sometimes brilliant visions mixed with mad diversions like drilling holes in the ground.

        Musk for President

        • MaryQueen April 17, 2022 at 7:39 pm #

          LOL

  13. Veritas April 15, 2022 at 11:10 am #

    Yes, yes and yes!! I have been saying for the last few years that the worst thing we face is a crisis of dishonesty. These evildoers push lies and deceit, especially via the media, totally obfuscating truth and reality. Yes, there is truth, and yes, there is objective reality. Honesty underlies all other virtues; without that, all else crumbles. And we are watching our culture, our society, our government and virtually all institutions crumble before our eyes as the cancer spreads. Thank you, JHK, for your tireless efforts to expose these satanic machinations. This column is so on-target and I will send it to others. As for Elon Musk, whatever his ultimate intentions, he is exposing lies and making the PTB squirm. For that I applaud him.

  14. themetalmystic April 15, 2022 at 11:20 am #

    I find it laughable that Elon Musk has become the great hope of honesty. Musk is himself yet another paragon of dishonesty, grift and lack of a truly masculine, honest and integrity filled leadership. He may be the very paragon of the time.

    His statements that you can generate the same amount of energy from the sun on the same amount of land as a nuclear power plant are patently false and laughable on their face.

    Then there is the false premise of catastrophic global warming that feeds his company with subsidies and theft from his competitors and even the future-dated outlaw of their products. He peddles the fiction that we can Terraform Mars, a planet inhospitable to our species, yet we need his batteries and solar panels and vehicles to save our planet. Why not just terraform earth every few years Elon?

    I could go on and on including the $400 TRILLION price tag his own calculations put on installing batteries worldwide that will only give us a few hours of backup power.

    Musk is indeed a prankster. He is a false prophet – yet another soulless bugman. I find the cherry on top of this tragic comedy is that his fortunes, gained not by building a profitable company as over its life it has incinerated money and most of its “profits” puny and infrequent as they have been have come from the legalized theft from his profitable competitors that are called, “carbon credits.” He is using this massive pile of paper claims on the future bid up by children in adult bodies to buy Twitter and restore honesty to our civilization!?!? How perfect a start to the final act of Degenerate Phase Progressive Era collapse!

    No. Elon is not the Messiah. Nobody is. But the Messiah is out here – in the form of formed men who are biding their time, waiting for that moment when enough corrupt ties unravel, the rot is named and the self-interested hucksters revealed. They lie throughout the land patiently in wait, singing The Evocatio and waiting for the day to cry Mars Exulti! Mars Exulti! Mars Exulti! and with Mars’ blessing, they will take this nation back.

    • malthuss April 15, 2022 at 11:59 am #

      controlled opposition.

    • TaxDonkey April 15, 2022 at 12:16 pm #

      If you go by the 4th turning hypothesis, the dysfunctional system spits up ‘grey heroes’ to foil the status quo. Trump of course representing a classic example.

    • elysianfield April 15, 2022 at 12:28 pm #

      ” singing The Evocatio and waiting for the day to cry Mars Exulti! Mars Exulti! Mars Exulti! and with Mars’ blessing, they will take this nation back.”

      TMM,
      Nice construct.

      • megabeth April 15, 2022 at 8:16 pm #

        Well, I would, too, if some dope-smoking muffintop head tried to terraform ME!

      • themetalmystic April 15, 2022 at 9:29 pm #

        Cool. Thanks elysianfield

    • Anthea April 15, 2022 at 3:33 pm #

      @ themetalmystic:

      Good summary on Musk.

      As for the rest, all has already been revealed to everyone who is not willfully blind.

      How will it play out? My guess is that much of the world will resemble that passage in Isaiah that was quoted last week in the comments:

      “12 They shall call the nobles thereof to the kingdom, but none shall be there, and all her princes shall be nothing. 13 And thorns shall come up in her palaces, nettles and brambles in the fortresses thereof: and it shall be an habitation of dragons, and a court for owls. 14 The wild beasts of the desert shall also meet with the wild beasts of the island, and the satyr shall cry to his fellow; the screech owl also shall rest there, and find for herself a place of rest. 15 There shall the great owl make her nest, and lay, and hatch, and gather under her shadow: there shall the vultures also be gathered, every one with her mate.”

      Or, to make a long story short(er), I don’t think we’ll see a “taking back” of this nation. I think we’ll see a fairly complete disintegration, wherein the major cities are abandoned (along with all those “palaces” and “princes”) and much of the countryside becomes depopulated and desolate. (This last probably due to violence and flight from violence.)

      • kendar667 April 15, 2022 at 9:31 pm #

        Interesting post, and I can see your point. In the flight from violence to the countryside, I can’t predict how this will play out. There may be large hordes spreading out in search of food and shelter. OTOH, the peeps in the sticks are heavily armed and well versed in the use of said arms and country survival in general, which gives them a decided edge. Having lived in the countryside for decades, me and my neighbors would be able to fend off a large contingent of zombies and live off the grid for years if necessary. Vax death and disability may become a large factor as well.

        • Ron Anselmo April 16, 2022 at 1:18 am #

          “Vax death and disability may become a large factor as well.” ~ kendar667

          Out on a short limb here – I say 5 years from now – 33% of US population dead from same, 33% disabled/ambulatory, the remaining 33% taking care of them as best they can.

          • Amman April 16, 2022 at 6:16 am #

            Isn’t that beyond the pale?

      • ThorsHammer April 17, 2022 at 1:07 am #

        In a place like Jackson Hole most of the new “homes” built in the past 20 years have multiple bedrooms to go along with their heated towel warmers in the bathrooms. Nobody lives in them except during Peak Golf Season, and the caretakers would move out of their trailer houses and into the Big House in a New York minuto. Every trophy house could easily house several families. They are situated on large properties in the woods— Ideally situated for the families who take them over to organize for self defense. As long as the power stays on for the freezers there are large herds of wild beasts to provide food. And the trophy fireplaces can once again have a use once the propane runs out.

        Another Long Emergency

    • SpeedyBB April 15, 2022 at 9:02 pm #

      Having experimented with the requisite amount of psychedelics, and thus come to appreciate the profoundly subjective nature of this shared “reality” (not necessarily shared the same way by all sentient beings, obviously, as the Buddhists point out) I cannot help but conclude that there are great forces at play, far beyond the pay grade of any human or human construct, nudging the course of human affairs.

      Whether these invisible players are benevolent or malevolent, or simply cold and uncaring, is not so clear.

      But there is something nearby; it is aware and it steadily exerts considerable influence.

      That is how I interpret the decision of Soviet Naval Officer Vasili Arkhipov not to launch a nuclear tipped missile, even when the cute fellas of the US Navy were dropping depth charges nearby. (He had been given permission to send one off.)

      Among other events. I intentionally declined to specify any cosmic or holy actor. But they are there. And the guidance is intelligent.

      • D from OR April 15, 2022 at 11:17 pm #

        Yep.

      • Ron Anselmo April 16, 2022 at 1:28 am #

        Speedy – you’re right. Good vs. Evil. The impatient Evil have shown their hand – the patient Good are playing their cards close to the chest.

        There’s no question that Good always prevails in the end – a certainty. It’s the meantime – aptly named – that’ll be troublesome.

      • Amman April 16, 2022 at 6:22 am #

        Nice change of ‘pace.’

      • Unperson37854 April 18, 2022 at 12:09 pm #

        I honestly hope you’re right, in that I hope that there is hope to appeal to these higher powers (above the human pay grade) to “hear our prayer” and awaken the masses from the mass formation psychosis.

        In other words, I hope it’s not just us animals being animals in a cyclical sense and on the trajectory of no return other than an unintended reset no matter how planned the WEF types want to imagine they can have it.

        The key takeaway for me from this article is the distillation of what is truly the greatest crisis that if remedied, could “set us free”,

        “Isn’t it obvious by now that pervasive dishonesty is the foremost crisis of many crises in Western Civ generally and American life in particular? All our authorities have made themselves false, lying their way into the broad collapse of confidence that drives the nation toward some culminating horror show of strife and loss.”

    • Harry Bolsogna April 16, 2022 at 9:31 pm #

      I agree completely. I understand the hunger to have someone step in and save us. But this looks like another example of the wanton abuse of power by the elites. They crush us, then push forward a hero for us to put our faith in, then show us that the hero is just another one of the pranksters. It feeds frustration, depression and hopelessness. Then they give us another example of how weak we are and how powerful they are. Why would someone with a net worth of $300 billion ever have even the slightest chance of beating Blackrock and Vanguard with assets in the tens of trillions? So if a multibillionaire has no chance to win, then how would us normal folks ever have a chance to have our voices heard? The result of this will likely be that Elon will lose in the short term and Blackrock and Vanguard will end up monopolizing their control of Twitter as they continue to issue more stock to weaken Musk’s position. Elon will sue and will probably make money in some undisclosed settlement. For us, we will have wasted more time hoping that something happens to save free speech, when it is clear that this is one more example of them crushing us under their unlimited reach and power.
      We can’t keep hoping for a savior.

  15. badberries April 15, 2022 at 11:49 am #

    Mr.K
    You forget the half that doesn’t believe the “Authorities” have any Authority.

    Question “Authority”.

    • Jarek April 15, 2022 at 12:16 pm #

      Evil Red Lectroid!

  16. 100th Avatar April 15, 2022 at 11:51 am #

    Imagine there’s no Twatter
    It isn’t hard to do
    Nothing to shill or lie for
    And no FaceCrook, too
    Imagine all the people
    Furiously thumb-typing in peace
    You
    You may say I’m a troller
    But I’m not the only one
    I hope someday you’ll put your phone down
    And the assholes, haters, racists, libtards, wackadoos, karens will keep mum

    • Jarek April 15, 2022 at 11:56 am #

      Define racist, please.

      • 100th Avatar April 15, 2022 at 11:58 am #

        Jarek

        • malthuss April 15, 2022 at 12:03 pm #

          go Jarek.

        • Jarek April 15, 2022 at 12:07 pm #

          That’s a name, not a definition. Try again.

          • elysianfield April 15, 2022 at 12:31 pm #

            Jarek,
            Uhh…Whitey? Cracker? Ofay? Casper? White Bread?

            Civilization?

        • Amman April 16, 2022 at 6:24 am #

          Ouch.

      • Anthea April 15, 2022 at 4:01 pm #

        I think by racism 100th means freedom of association. So that would be a society in which people associate with whomever they choose–socially, residentially, and educationally–and do business with whomever they choose. In other words, a racist society would be one in which no one was forced to associate with assholes, do business with the unethical and dishonest, or support freeloaders.

        So racism is, collectively, freedom from coercion; individually, it is freedom from internalized coercion.

        • Jarek April 15, 2022 at 6:08 pm #

          Yeah, it’s right in there between hater and libtard, so that must be what he means.

          Being clever? You are very selective in your clevernesses.

    • MaryQueen April 15, 2022 at 9:41 pm #

      Zing! (Said in Yoko Ono’s creepy voice)

    • ozarks April 16, 2022 at 7:24 pm #

      Excellent.

  17. badberries April 15, 2022 at 12:06 pm #

    If only Elon would focus on completing N.Tesla’s work.

    Free electricity, wireless transmission.

    • TaxDonkey April 15, 2022 at 12:21 pm #

      There is no free electricity, there is no engine that runs on water. The best technology can do is help us push the limits towards higher energy return on energy invested and that’s going to be a pipe dream as well because cheap to extract oil is essentially gone.

      • Jarek April 15, 2022 at 1:08 pm #

        Tesla said there was a fifth element, beyond earth, air, fire, and water or their modern equivalents of the periodic table, namely the Ether. This one neither comes nor goes, but is omnipresent, waiting to be used.

        • stelmosfire April 15, 2022 at 2:33 pm #

          Some things are not meant for man to know or understand. “Dark” energy. WTF is that all about?

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_energy

          • Anthea April 15, 2022 at 5:05 pm #

            @ stelmosfire:

            I suspect that “dark energy” is a theoretical construct predicated on the fact that somebody’s computer model will not work without postulating some “mystery” factor. So they made it up.

          • Jarek April 15, 2022 at 6:10 pm #

            Perhaps like “junk DNA” – perhaps just a measure of what we don’t know.

      • messianicdruid April 15, 2022 at 2:24 pm #

        “…there is no engine that runs on water.”

        Are there any engine(s) [ motors ] that run on hydrogen?

        • TaxDonkey April 15, 2022 at 4:36 pm #

          Try cracking water and storing hydrogen without real red meat energy, that is fossil fuel. Hydrogen is a stored form of energy. completely unrealistic to think that we’ll be running fleets of hydrogen vehicles.

      • Cactus Girl April 15, 2022 at 2:29 pm #

        “there is no engine that runs on water”

        @TaxDonkey: Of course there is. Jim’s very own favorite, dams with turbines. They run on water.

        • stelmosfire April 15, 2022 at 2:34 pm #

          Hydro electric is actually a gravity engine.

          • stelmosfire April 15, 2022 at 2:37 pm #

            My mistake it’s really solar power that lifts the water so the gravity can pull it back down to the sea.

          • Blackbird April 15, 2022 at 9:07 pm #

            Without water hydroelectric (or even a simple waterwheel) is just a tourist trap.

        • TaxDonkey April 15, 2022 at 4:42 pm #

          Ok whatever. I was thinking about “the guy who invented a car that runs on water but the government buried it” story.

        • Blackbird April 15, 2022 at 9:09 pm #

          “there is no engine that runs on water”

          Steam engine.

          Remove the water and it’s just a pile of hot metal.

      • kendar667 April 15, 2022 at 10:04 pm #

        Probably Tesla would disagree with you, but we may never know. Supposedly Trump’s uncle (a physicist) was brought into Tesla’s hotel room after his death to examine the various works there. What did he find? Tesla was a genius, no doubt about that, a man from a different age.

  18. HowardBeale April 15, 2022 at 12:11 pm #

    Speaking of being misinformed, how about being mislabeled in the minds of others? Now that us white-trash, gun and bible tottin’ hillzbillies have been recognized for the racist shits we are, can anyone explain how we got here?
    Ben Shapiro and crew can. It’s and hour and a half of Kunstler-quality conversation about our evil ways…
    https://youtu.be/LowsNJ1hAQU

  19. Jarek April 15, 2022 at 12:13 pm #

    https://www.axios.com/russians-putin-approval-rating-ukraine-3630a377-3c9c-47f8-96be-002bd753c4fc.html

    Putin has an 83% approval rating compared to Biden’s 33%. Two and half times more. But what about our freedoms?! Freedom to do what? Let kids change their genders? What about the freedom of parents not to allow that, or the conditioning that leads up to it? Or the freedom of wives to rob and despoil their husbands? How about freedom from the ruinous divorce industry and the vultures who profit from it?

    Freedom is by no means an unlimited good. You have to define it more carefully, as in freedom to do what? Or from what?

    Ukraine was already teaching trannyism in kindergarten, at least in some places.

    • Ron Anselmo April 15, 2022 at 12:47 pm #

      Early on though, when Zelenskyy conscripted all men between the ages 18 and 60 to stay and fight, all refugees were checked at the border before allowed to leave Ukraine.

      Lots of tranny’s were turned back after being searched, because they were actually…men. The horror! The already committed virtue-signaling Lefties supporting Ukraine were losing their minds.

      • BackRowHeckler April 15, 2022 at 1:24 pm #

        “Anybody who still has a Johnson report to the front lines.”

        • Ron Anselmo April 15, 2022 at 1:50 pm #

          Johnsonsky.

          • Disaffected April 15, 2022 at 2:45 pm #

            Johnsonskyy

        • Ron Anselmo April 15, 2022 at 2:23 pm #

          BRH – you may be the next appointment to SCOTUS. “Anyone without a Johnson”, and I’m pretty sure you’re not even a biologist.

        • stelmosfire April 15, 2022 at 2:40 pm #

          What’s that you say? Short arm inspections at the border?

    • CrusherMuldoon April 15, 2022 at 2:49 pm #

      “Or the freedom of wives to rob and despoil their husbands? ”

      She took you to the cleaners, didn’t she?

      • Anthea April 15, 2022 at 5:18 pm #

        @ CrusherMuldoon:

        And that “ruinous divorce industry” is fueled by husbands and exes filled with an all-consuming rage against the requirement that they support their kids.

        There are divorce attorneys who understand very well that the husband in the midst of a divorce or the ex in the midst of a child-support battle can easily be manipulated into a state of vindictive rage. In this state he will shell out enough money to put his attorney’s kids through college twice, in hopes of avoiding having to support his own kids.

        This is easily avoided merely by accepting your financial responsibility for your kids and not allowing yourself to lose your shit–though there were doubtless some prior missteps that, if avoided, might have prevented the missus from kicking you to the curb.

        • CrusherMuldoon April 15, 2022 at 5:34 pm #

          He ‘punched you, he kicked you, he pulled your hair”, right?

          • Anthea April 16, 2022 at 12:53 am #

            While there are plenty a physically abusive marriages, the problems are most often financial. Financial problems can take many forms. If your spouse is putting your family at risk for financial ruin, there is no other choice but to divorce them. This is likewise true if he is sabotaging your financial goals or draining your finances.

            Almost equally common is alcoholism. Alcoholism is a progressive disease. Your fun guy who knows how to party will gradually deteriorate to where he’s shitfaced all the time. It is unpleasant to live with such a person, let alone having some guy sitting around drunk in front of your kids.

            Then of course you have the cheaters. (There will be much overlap among these types.)

            And besides all these there are the ones who are just plain unpleasant people: mean, critical, controlling, and disobliging.

            You lawyer will tell you that your wife filed for divorce because she found a guy with a bigger dick. The reason your lawyer says this is because he knows that this will enrage you, and you will spend any amount of money in legal fees, where your dick is involved.

            Most of these stories about poor bastards abused by the divorce courts originate with predatory attorneys. They are stories these guys make up to part the fool men from their money.

        • Jarek April 15, 2022 at 11:41 pm #

          In other words, you admit the man has to be the one to leave by Law, even if he is the better parent.

          • Anthea April 16, 2022 at 1:02 am #

            Most men should not be allowed around children.

          • Jarek April 16, 2022 at 1:12 am #

            You married an oaf, obviously. As did Alba first time around. Perhaps your glands got the better of you? In any case, your foolish choice has ruined you when it comes to men.

  20. elysianfield April 15, 2022 at 12:19 pm #

    Well, ladies and germs;

    The Forward Observer this AM reports;

    JUSTICE DEPARTMENT REVEALS EQUITY PLAN: The Justice Department (DOJ) announced its Equity Action Plan, with four major components to “increase equity, opportunity, and resources to our most vulnerable communities.” DOJ will “leverage” taxpayer money to “include equity considerations in the provision of federally funded services.” The Equity Action Plan will “improve funding opportunities for organizations that are led by, or primarily serve historically marginalized and underserved populations.” Addressing the influx of millions of illegal immigrants, the DOJ will “reduce language barriers” to “access programs, activities, communicate public safety concerns, or vindicate their rights.” (AC: Funding equity-focused groups with grants, prior to the midterm elections, is a blatant political move by the DOJ. This program will be exploited by government-friendly groups to launder grant and donation money, while claiming to help at-risk populations. Notably, the “engagement with stakeholders… to establish enduring relationships” is political doublespeak for persistent federal grifting under the guise of equity. – D.M.)

    This does not make me feel warm and fuzzy. What the fuck is the DOJ doing promoting anything but “justice”? Not only am I vaguely unhappy with this, I fear I don’t even understand the ramifications….

    Political doublespeak, indeed.

    • HowardBeale April 15, 2022 at 12:55 pm #

      “Action Plan will “improve funding opportunities for organizations that are led by, or primarily serve historically marginalized and underserved populations.”
      Well, finally. It’s about time someone recognized us poor white hillbillies and did somethin’ ’bout this situation! Show us the money!

  21. Paula D April 15, 2022 at 12:30 pm #

    Social media is a real threat to our ruling overlords.
    I think they set it up as a real time focus group, a kind of “Let’s see how this plays in Peoria” propaganda checker and fine tuner.
    But then we, the people, started using it to communicate with each other. People all over the world started sharing news and information and opinions with each other.
    This was unprecedented in human history, real time fact sharing.
    Our rulers prefer (and they say this openly) to have their “news” disseminated top down, into each individual home, car or phone, with the recipient unable to fact check or share their reactions with anyone else.
    But Twitter and Facebook made it possible for people to receive the Official Story and immediately also receive debunking or sneering disbelief from other citizens of the world.
    The information was spread horizontally instead of top down.
    So starting in 2017 the heads of the social media companies (including YouTube and Google) were hauled in front of Congress and openly threatened. They were also threatened in private, including by Obama.
    And now we have this debacle, where Scott Ritter and Pepe Escobar are banned from Twitter, and no one can say the word “Ivermectin” on YouTube, and Facebook enforces secret rules that throw people off with no petitioning or appeal.
    Go, Elon! This needs to be out in the open.
    And it is hilarious to watch the blue-checked liberals scream for censorship in the name of “democracy”.

    • Ron Anselmo April 15, 2022 at 1:05 pm #

      “I think they set it up as a real time focus group…” ~ Paula

      “But then we, the people, started using it to communicate with each other.” ~ Paula

      These two are not mutually exclusive – we are still a focus group – exactly as intended.

      • Paula D April 15, 2022 at 2:43 pm #

        I don’t actually think it’s what they intended, which is why the heavy handed censorship of the last 5 years.
        I think we went farther than they intended, with our horizontal sharing and all

        • Ron Anselmo April 15, 2022 at 3:12 pm #

          “Social”, as the trendy dumbasses call it is everyone’s dossier.

        • kendar667 April 15, 2022 at 10:12 pm #

          Correct. The heavy hand of censorship shows very clearly that they misjudged the lateral communication capacity and had to play catch-up to regain the narrative.

    • MaryQueen April 15, 2022 at 9:58 pm #

      I find it astounding that you trust a transhumanism billionaire.

  22. neurodoc April 15, 2022 at 12:47 pm #

    All of the perversity, idiocracy, and mendacity that has become amerika may soon be at an end, literally. The European press is announcing that the Russian cruiser, ‘Moscow,’ has sank while being towed back to base. The press is also reporting that leaders within Russia are now overtly calling for a declaration of war and attacks on NATO and the US, which they know to be supplying weapons and ‘men’ to ukraine.

    In addition to extreme shortages of necessary goods (food, meds, fuel) and the collapsing of the USD$, we may soon be dealing with the need to avoid fallout from wind patterns from the big shit hole cities that have been nuked. Time to buy sealing tape for windows and doors, as well as EMP protection. No kidding.

    And to think that a cross dressing semi-retarded comedian from ukraine, who was put into power by psychopaths barry soetoro and vicky nuland, caused all of this. Actually, fitting!! A fitting end, that is.

    • Rowdypiglet April 15, 2022 at 2:08 pm #

      We underestimate Putin at our peril. Whatever else he may be, he’s a grownup. He has told us his intentions all along, and has followed up on them exactly as he said he would. The only war he’s failing to win is the propaganda war, and I suspect he may not really care about that as long as he has the understanding and support of his own people. He holds more and better cards than we do, and – unlike the quislings who run this fake country – he’s a patriot who loves his own people and his country. I don’t think he would hesitate to use nuclear weapons and I believe he has said as much. Only the hapless and hopeless leaders of the Western world would be so incalculably stupid and delusional as to doubt that he has the resolve to do it. They think they’re playing a clever game that will ultimately make him fold, but they reveal themselves as demonic clowns who have no idea what or who they’re dealing with.

      • messianicdruid April 15, 2022 at 2:38 pm #

        Nor do they consider who is dealing the cards.

      • BackRowHeckler April 15, 2022 at 3:46 pm #

        Excellent points, well put.

        Putin is not to be trifled with. I’ve seen commenters on other sites mocking Russian nuclear weapons, speculating none of them work, they are obsolete, Russians are too stupid to operate them etc. Well, they all need not be operational. Even if 60 out of the 6000 Russian nukes are operational it poses an enormous problem, for us and for the world. I see talking heads on MSM gloating over the latest provocation, ushering Sweden and Finland into NATO, thinking they have Putin backed into a corner. We’ll see where that gets us.

        • djk April 15, 2022 at 4:27 pm #

          they won’t stop the provocations until full scale war starts,then the missles fly and we lose

        • TaxDonkey April 15, 2022 at 4:48 pm #

          BRH, I came across an article describing how Russia has actually been modernizing it’s nuclear capabilities dramatically in the last few years. Don’t know if it’s true, but hopefully we don’t find out.

          • benr April 15, 2022 at 6:38 pm #

            Not slamming Russia but nuclear weapons require vast amounts of maintenance to keep the very complex triggers in top shape of the reaction simply does not occur.
            If it fails, then you have in essence a dirty bomb.

            Just saying because Russia has bragged about its vaunted military in the past and now.

            If their tank and wheeled craft are any indication most of the nukes will not launch properly or detonate at the end either airburst or ground.

            With all that said one crust busting nuke can ruin everyone’s day.

          • benr April 15, 2022 at 6:43 pm #

            I would like to also include that Russia got its ass handed to it by Japan prior to WWI and it appears that projecting power outside of Russia and not using winter as a weapon gives them some serious issues.

            Flash forward to Afghanistan the bear got its ass handed to it again even after pulling out all the stops and trying to flatten Afghanistan and all that took was American stinger missiles to knock out their impressive hind helicopters.

            It really does appear they field equipment in a lower state of readiness.

      • djk April 15, 2022 at 7:13 pm #

        totally agree

    • MaryQueen April 16, 2022 at 11:54 am #

      Russia has enough fuel to last hundreds of years, apparently.

  23. 100th Avatar April 15, 2022 at 12:51 pm #

    The Musk/Twatter thing is not going to go the way you expect.

    • Jarek April 15, 2022 at 1:09 pm #

      Maybe not. And you’re obviously rooting for the other side. Typical.

      • 100th Avatar April 15, 2022 at 2:45 pm #

        The messianic cry out for a messiah

        Tis there nature

        The easy and open embrace of Musk is more problematic than the return of mean tweets

    • MaryQueen April 15, 2022 at 10:09 pm #

      It’s ridiculous anyone thinks this has some miraculous ending.

  24. BackRowHeckler April 15, 2022 at 1:22 pm #

    Beer prices are up — $1 to $2 per 6 pack. Even Miller, that old standby when funds are short, will cost you $7.99 for a Six. Not long ago it would be $5.99, tops (when relatives from Cannes visit, they’ll present us with a few select bottles of Champagne. I reciprocate with cold Millers, “The Champaigne of Bottled Beer”)

    The good news is Sam Adam’s has held the line on prices. More good news: Narragansett is is once again on the shelves. “Hi neighbor, have a ‘gansett.” That’s a sign for me that things ain’t that bad.

    • neurodoc April 15, 2022 at 1:49 pm #

      When all the dudes with F150’s see their darlings beached like whales in their driveways (due to fuel costs), AND they can’t buy beer due to costs of hops and all other grains, I predict that will be a similar situation to the psychotics not being able to get their anti-psychotic drugs (90%+ of which are made in china).

      • BackRowHeckler April 15, 2022 at 1:57 pm #

        Yeah, that’ll be bad, N’Doc,

        Have you noticed ammo is somewhat more plentiful? The ammo drought might be over, for now. Stock up while you can.

        On the other hand, volumes of Chekhov’s short stories have disappeared from bookstores. When I asked the clerk about it she gave me a funny look. Has Chekhov, Dostoyevsky and Tolstoy been pulled from the shelves? It bears further investigation.

        • neurodoc April 15, 2022 at 3:33 pm #

          It’s rather disheartening to hear that great literature such as Tolstoy, etc., is being removed, obviously for dumbass political reasons. NO different from the idiocy of the 1930’s; it appears that nazis are back, just w/ different symbols. What a shame for our once great country. What a shame that we have people so stupid.

        • Amman April 15, 2022 at 5:49 pm #

          Who’s reading Chekov?

        • Kim April 15, 2022 at 11:33 pm #

          The book burning incident that occurred in Germany in 1933 was in fact an isolated one undertaken by a German student group and was centered on a so–called Institute of Sex Research run by one Magnus Hirschfeld. Its library was burnt.

          No other similad targettings occurred.

          Hirschfeld is now seen by the sexual pervert and mentally ill “destroy children’s genitals” community as one of its leading lights and founders.

        • Kim April 15, 2022 at 11:38 pm #

          In contrast, the post-warcAllied book burnings involved not just the destruction and banning of millions of books but the looting and carrying off to London, Washington and Moscow of a vast number of valuable volumes thatcare the bedrock of German culture.

          The Alllied behavior in this area was, as it so often was, appalling, ignorant, hypocritical, hamfisted, and vandalistic

          http://www.revisionist.net/book-burning.html

        • Kim April 15, 2022 at 11:51 pm #

          It is not just in our daily news that we have been misinformed.

          We have been fermented in bullshit forever but the rise of the mass media in the 1880s and then its electrification through radio and mass advertising in the 1920s has created platforms for constant mass-directed lies that are the very basis of all of our modern consumption patterns, physical, “educational”, psychological, ideological.

          You name it, anything at all, and today there is a huge complex of blatant lies behind it.

        • Hereward the Woke April 16, 2022 at 11:36 am #

          BRH: Sorry, dude, War and Peace has been replaced by War and War. Mind you, Biden’s biography is still there: The Idiot.

      • Ron Anselmo April 15, 2022 at 1:59 pm #

        Excellent observation Doc – start to finish. It’ll be gettin’ real in flyover country pretty soon here. On my prep list for when SHTF, Xanax has always been high on the list – barterable & probably fetch $20 a pill when the time is right.

        • neurodoc April 15, 2022 at 2:19 pm #

          Ron: You are 100% correct about xanax; also valium and ativan. Masses of People will be losing it very soon, as their expected world falls apart, and anything that they can use to calm themselves will be good as gold.

          We cannot underestimate the effect of the FACT (per recent FDA formal warning to hospitals and medical clinics) that 90 to 95% of all medications used in the US come from China. The FDA is announcing critical shortages of 180 drugs that are commonly used, e.g. phenergan, steroids, analgesics, anti-hypertensives, benzodiazepines, etc etc. This is going to be a nightmare, especially given that China is, again, locking down (and, rumors are that its for conversion to a wartime factory mode, not COV as they claim). Anyone on chronic meds should try to talk their doctor into a 90 or 180 day supply (insurance won’t pay for it but you should buy it yourself, you’ll be glad).

          Another item which many are expecting to go into short supply is cigarettes (most if not all tobacco is made outside the US). They will also be barterable, as well as those small bottles of liquor seen on jet flights in the past.

          Lock and load.

          • 100th Avatar April 15, 2022 at 2:51 pm #

            The prepper nuts are hoping they will finally be released from the burden of rotating stores of expired beans and rice.

            Civilization’s end is preferable.

          • neurodoc April 15, 2022 at 3:35 pm #

            Those who refer to ‘prepper nuts,’ will soon have the pleasure of starving to death while watching their wives and daughters raped to death. Stupid people get what they deserve.

          • Redneck Liberal April 15, 2022 at 4:31 pm #

            How long you been a “prepped nut”, neurodoc? 20 years,? 30?

          • benr April 15, 2022 at 6:45 pm #

            Don’t forget LITHIUM!

            They are burning up so much lithium for batteries people that need it to keep sanity are getting short changed.

          • Jarek April 15, 2022 at 8:14 pm #

            They’ll be braking into EV’s to get at the lithium in the batteries. Puncturing the battery and the spooning or sucking it out.

          • Kim April 15, 2022 at 11:56 pm #

            In sub-Saharan Africa, it is widely believed that bald men have large amounts of lithium stored in their heads.

            This has lead to an increasing number of tragic machete attacks.

            https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-40185359

          • Ron Anselmo April 16, 2022 at 1:46 am #

            100th & RL – all neurodoc has to do to be vindicated is keep breathing in and out. That day is coming, sooner than many think.

          • ozarks April 16, 2022 at 7:36 pm #

            100% right. Anyone within driving distance of the Mexican border should prepare a list of various medications, espec.antibiotics and go. The pharmacies are great & the prices even better. Don’t expect to get more than 1 or 2 pain pills though. They will not do it.

    • Disaffected April 15, 2022 at 4:38 pm #

      Holy Sheep Shit! You can fuck around with everything else, but beer prices are sacred for crying out loud!

      • BackRowHeckler April 15, 2022 at 5:10 pm #

        Yes, that’s what I’m saying, DA.

        • Disaffected April 15, 2022 at 5:15 pm #

          I’ll drink to that! For as long as I can afford to, at least.

      • benr April 15, 2022 at 6:49 pm #

        Alcohol is easy and sort of cheap to produce one really only needs a sugar and yeast.

        Made some passable Mead back in the day.

        https://frugalhomebrew.com/plastic-jug-mead-making-for-the-frugal-brewer/

        Or the one I actually used.

        https://gotmead.com/blog/making-mead/mead_recipes/joes-ancient-orange-clove-and-cinnamon-mead/

        This one came out like a fine champagne.
        It had a very high alcohol content and the longer it sat the smoother it got.

        • megabeth April 15, 2022 at 8:36 pm #

          Yeah, beer and wine are easy to brew. And bullets are easy to reload, once you have the right equipment.

          • benr April 16, 2022 at 10:28 am #

            Beer is pretty easy to mess not sure you can mess up mead unless you let it get to hot or cold while its fermenting.

          • megabeth April 16, 2022 at 9:11 pm #

            I would never touch mead again, after my October 1997 encounter with it. Also don’t care that I descend from Vikings. Screw that! Worst hangover, ever!

    • Blackbird April 15, 2022 at 10:01 pm #

      Ethanol, 200 Proof, food grade, 55 gallon drum, $2,200. USDA Certified Organic more to your taste? (Gonna be a collector’s item in the future…) $3,355 – at a price point of lower shelf vodkas, but so satisfying you could put it on the top shelf and no one would complain. Northern Maine Distilling Company. On sale, better hurry. Tell ‘em Blackbird sent ya.

  25. Greg April 15, 2022 at 1:55 pm #

    I’m re-reading “Confronting Collapse” (2009) by the late Michael Ruppert. It’s timelier than ever today. During the teens, fracking held off the worse consequences domestically, though there was a lot of suffering going on in the peripheries of empire.

    When all the lies are stripped way, we see the stark reality of peak everything: fossil fuels, topsoil, anthracite coal for steel making, uranium, etc. etc. The three alternatives seem to be: 1) reduce population until available resources, assisted by AI, can support a high standard of living for the survivors; 2) reduce everyone’s standard of living to match available resources, with fewer children being born going forward; 3) make use of breakthrough energy and other technologies, currently deeply buried within black budget programs.

    Taking the possibilities in reverse: 3) There’s almost certainly advanced technologies under wraps, but their nature and scalability are unknown to us and our putative representatives on Capitol Hill. And while I’m a great believer in Yankee ingenuity, I have serious doubts about Yankee benevolence. Maybe there’s an ace-in-the-hole wonder weapon that’s a behind-the-scenes bargaining chip, but I’m not holding by breath for a “Mr. Fusion” flying car.

    (2) The reduction in the standard of living needed (for those nations not already mired in poverty) would be so drastic as to trigger civil wars, revolutions and general chaos, with attendant threats to the elites.

    (1) A psychopathic elite may find population reduction to be the most attractive alternative, provided that enough ecosystems and infrastructure are left intact. Post-reduction, any useful tech that had been under wraps can then emerge. The early stages of the reduction would probably be done covertly or through deception, e.g., through plandemics and booby-trapped vaccines. If the elites succeed in stripping the people of their liberty–and the weapons to defend it–then we can all be killed with impunity. Control of food supplies would probably be the most efficient route to subduing large populations.

    Until recently, (1) would seem to be in the realm of dystopian fiction; a cautionary tale, perhaps, but little more. Today, (1) seems to me to be more probable than (2) or (3). While those fronting for the elites may be addled or foolish, those pulling their strings are anything but, and have both the intelligence and the malevolence to make a serious attempt to kill some 7 billion of us.

    • Cactus Girl April 15, 2022 at 5:36 pm #

      My thoughts exactly. There’s a reason the Deagel site was taken down. It was probably a signal that it’s starting.

      • Greg April 18, 2022 at 1:18 am #

        Could well be. You might want to check out the very recent interview between Greg Hunter and Catherine Austin Fitts. You can find it by scrolling down through the current items at rense.com. CAF’s research strengthens the case for (1), unfortunately.

    • Slugoon April 15, 2022 at 5:54 pm #

      Nice post, Greg.

      What was the Deagal site? I hear frequent references to it but don’t know much other than it predicted future population sizes.

      Who ran it? What assumptions were their models based upon?

      • Ron Anselmo April 16, 2022 at 1:25 pm #

        Here you go Slugo – not from the actual site, but a little information.

        https://astediscovery.com/COVID/DEPOPULATION.htm

        The original Deagel site had almost all countries, and I remember thinking it interesting that population projections for many other countries were basically unchanged – Russia, China, India, Brazil, etc.

        The US projection was far & away the most drastic – 70% reduction – 330MM to 100MM.

      • spaingaroo April 16, 2022 at 1:57 pm #

        Deagel.com is still online, what has gone is all the future predictions. I don’t know when it went.
        according to what I can remember from their own description/disclaimer page, they used all available resources, such as the CIA’s World Fact book, and other ‘official’ sources. (and their own modelling on propriety software)

      • spaingaroo April 16, 2022 at 2:00 pm #

        oh, I meant to post here. The predictions for 2025 page are here https://web.archive.org/web/20200321180822/http://www.deagel.com/country/forecast.aspx, from back in 2021

      • spaingaroo April 16, 2022 at 2:02 pm #

        at the bottom of the same page you can see the notes
        “https://web.archive.org/web/20200321180822/http://www.deagel.com/country/forecast.aspx
        There have been many questions about the countries forecast specially the one focusing on the United States of America (USA). They won’t be answered one by one but below you can find some explanation, thoughts and reflections. We are going to keep this as short as possible.

        The majority of the economic and demographic data used in the making of the forecasts is widely available by institutions such as the CIA, IMF, UN, USG, etc. You can see the most relevant data at every single country’s page. There is a tiny part of data coming from a variety of shadow sources such as Internet gurus, unsigned reports and others. But all these sources are from the internet and are of public domain for at least a minority. For example, several years ago Dagong, the Chinese ratings agency, published a report analyzing the physical economy of the States comparing it with those of China, Germany and Japan. The conclusion was that the US GDP was something between $5 to $10 trillion instead of $15 trillion as officially reported by the USG. We assume that the official data, especially economic, released by governments is fake, cooked or distorted in some degree. Historically it is well known that the former Soviet Union was making up fake statistics years before its collapse. Western as well as other countries are making up their numbers today to conceal their real state of affairs. We are sure that many people out there can find government statistics in their own countries that by their own personal experience are hard to believe or are so optimistic that may belong to a different country.

        Despite the numeric data “quantity” there is a “quality” model which has not a direct translation into numeric data. The 2014 strain of Ebola has a death rate of 50-60% but try to imagine what would happen if there is a pandemic of Ebola with hundreds of thousands or millions infected with the virus. So far the few cases of Ebola-infected people have “enjoyed” intensive healthcare with anti-viral and breathing assistance but above all with abundant human support by Physicians and nurses. In a pandemic scenario that kind of healthcare won’t be available for the overwhelming number of infected leading to a dramatic increase of the death rate due to the lack of proper healthcare. The “quality” factor is that the death rate could increase to 80-90% in a pandemic scenario from the stated 50-60% rate. The figure itself is not important what is relevant is the fact that the scenario can evolve beyond the initial conditions from a 50% death toll to more than 90%. By the way, no pandemic or nuclear war is included in the forecast.

        The key element to understand the process that the USA will enter in the upcoming decade is migration. In the past, specially in the 20th century, the key factor that allowed the USA to rise to its colossus status was immigration with the benefits of a demographic expansion supporting the credit expansion and the brain drain from the rest of the world benefiting the States. The collapse of the Western financial system will wipe out the standard of living of its population while ending ponzi schemes such as the stock exchange and the pension funds. The population will be hit so badly by a full array of bubbles and ponzi schemes that the migration engine will start to work in reverse accelerating itself due to ripple effects thus leading to the demise of the States. This unseen situation for the States will develop itself in a cascade pattern with unprecedented and devastating effects for the economy. Jobs offshoring will surely end with many American Corporations relocating overseas thus becoming foreign Corporations!!!! We see a significant part of the American population migrating to Latin America and Asia while migration to Europe – suffering a similar illness – won’t be relevant. Nevertheless the death toll will be horrible. Take into account that the Soviet Union’s population was poorer than the Americans nowadays or even then. The ex-Soviets suffered during the following struggle in the 1990s with a significant death toll and the loss of national pride. Might we say “Twice the pride, double the fall”? Nope. The American standard of living is one of the highest, far more than double of the Soviets while having added a services economy that will be gone along with the financial system. When pensioners see their retirement disappear in front of their eyes and there are no servicing jobs you can imagine what is going to happen next. At least younger people can migrate. Never in human history were so many elders among the population. In past centuries people were lucky to get to their 30s or 40s. The American downfall is set to be far worse than the Soviet Union’s one. A confluence of crisis with a devastating result.

        The Demographic crisis in the former Soviet Union countries has extended for over two decades, if we accept that it ended early in this decade (2010s). The demographic crisis will hit the World in the near future and is projected to last between three and eight decades more or less depending on technological breakthrough and environmental issues. The aftermath is more likely a frozen picture with the population numbers staying the same for a very, very long period of time. The countries forecast population numbers do reflect birth/deaths but also migratory movements. Many countries are going to increase their gross population due to immigration while their native population may shrink.

        Over the past two thousand years we have witnessed the Western civilization built around the Mediterranean Sea shifting to Northern Europe and then by the mid 20th century shifting to an Atlantic axis to finally get centered into the States in the past 30 years. The next move will see the civilization being centered in Asia with Russia and China on top. Historically a change in the economic paradigm has resulted in a death toll that is rarely highlighted by mainstream historians. When the transition from rural areas to large cities happened in Europe many people unable to accept the new paradigm killed themselves. They killed themselves by a psychological factor. This is not mainstream but it is true. A new crisis joins old, well known patterns with new ones.

        Sorry to disappoint many of you with our forecast. It is getting worse and worse every year since the beginning of the pre-crisis in 2007. It is already said that this website is non-profit, built on spare time and we provide our information and services AS IS without further explanations and/or guarantees. We are not linked to any government in any way, shape or form. We are not a death or satanic cult or arms dealers as some BS is floating around the internet on this topic. Take into account that the forecast is nothing more than a model whether flawed or correct. It is not God’s word or a magic device that allows to foresee the future.

        Sunday, October 26th, 2014

      • Greg April 18, 2022 at 1:14 am #

        Looks like Mr. Anselmo beat me to the punch. I’ll also refer you to rense.com, where you’d scroll down to Greg Hunter’s interview with Catherine Austin Fitts. Unfortunately, her information strengthens the case for Scenario (1).

    • Kim April 16, 2022 at 12:00 am #

      If North America can be collapsed to a point where its overheads (read “government”) is minimal, then Canadian and Venezuelan tar sands may become affordable for Asian use.

      Currently, one third of the price of a barrel of oil goes to “government”.

  26. cowbell81 April 15, 2022 at 2:02 pm #

    Here’s the latest fad in the TikTok world:

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/latest-tiktok-trend-kicking-in-doors-especially-dangerous-in-texas/ar-AAWeVUP?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=b1f09167a00e4d24be6ccd6f0d6d6ae0

    Indeed, I wouldn’t feel bad if some of these idiots were shot either. If someone was breaking down my door I would be primed to fight to the death too. I tell you, anyone on TikTok is a complete moron.

    • Rowdypiglet April 15, 2022 at 2:41 pm #

      The mother’s comments are enlightening, as she says kicking in someone’s door was something that “I think kids thought was kind of harmless, harmless fun.” She seems to think kicking in a neighbor’s door is just something any 12 year old might be expected to do, and how dreadful that it might have put an end to his life! I’ll go along with the obvious fact that 12 year olds do some pretty dumbass things, but this is way beyond that. That this child, his age notwithstanding, thinks this is a thing to do and, as his mother says, “harmless fun” says as clearly as possible that he’s essentially feral, and his parents care that he might be shot but don’t care at all that he might be a budding sociopath.

      • Jarek April 15, 2022 at 6:20 pm #

        Yeah why would anyone be scared? She’s assuming the kickee knows that the kicker is only twelve and only doing it for a prank. How are they supposed to know that?

        • Hereward the Woke April 16, 2022 at 11:39 am #

          A mostly peaceful kicking.

          • Harry Bolsogna April 17, 2022 at 1:20 am #

            LOL

      • Blackbird April 15, 2022 at 10:08 pm #

        I wonder how much harmless fun the mother’s door has been on the receiving end of.

    • BackRowHeckler April 15, 2022 at 2:56 pm #

      Cowbell, thanks for the heads up.

      Kicking down doors, eh?

      This is worrisome. As if we aren’t paranoid enough out here. Creepers are out at night sawing off catalytic converters, stealing cars out of driveways, and invading homes in search of car keys and other valuables. I’ll have to kick it up a notch, to Code Yellow.

      • cowbell81 April 15, 2022 at 3:23 pm #

        Also, don’t forget the environmental “activists” that are deflating SUV tires in order to fight global warming. Yeah, these people are certifiably insane.

      • Cactus Girl April 15, 2022 at 5:46 pm #

        My friend’s daughter-in-law was walking her French Bulldog. A guy got out of a car and stole the dog at gunpoint. Then he also stole her purse.

        Later that night, he came back to her house and stole her car (her keys were in the purse).

        A few years ago, someone stole my new bicycle out of my garage. They cut the padlock on the garage door, and then they cut the padlock on the bike, holding it to an upright in the garage. I was obviously stalked, since that’s the only bike they took. I recovered it after placing an ad on Craigslist. Had to pay $50 for it.

        A few months later, someone stole my bf’s guitar out of the hallway, where it was sitting as he was unloading his amp from the car. We think it was the neighbor. We recovered it at a flea market, after we paid off an informant.

        The streets here are covered in glass from smash and grab car thieves. We have homeless living in vans across the street. I found a hypo in the Safeway parking lot. I see them everywhere.

        “Kids” think it’s an awful lot of “fun” (gang initiations) to pull up in a car right behind your car at a light, boxing you in. They smash and grab your purse off the seat. I keep mine on the floor.

        Talk about Hell in a handbag…

        • tucsonspur April 15, 2022 at 6:27 pm #

          Wow, Cactus, that’s a bit too much. Sounds like LA, but maybe Phoenix?

          Moving seems to be the thing to do, if possible.

        • malthuss April 16, 2022 at 12:44 am #

          where?

    • Disaffected April 15, 2022 at 4:48 pm #

      Dying from acting out a TikTok trend? That’s natural selection at work righ’chere. They always say the good die young, but more often than not its just the plain stupid, I think. I’m surprised the parents don’t just kill them first and save their neighbors the trouble.

      Common sense alone would dictate a very healthy switch applied to a very bare bottom for about a dozen good licks or so. Swabbed down with some good old rubbing alcohol afterward – to disinfect the wounds, of course. Then dial up child protective services for the young’n, hand him the phone, and say, “Go ahead! Make my day!”

      • Disaffected April 15, 2022 at 4:57 pm #

        Visiting church lady noticing child’s picture on the mantle:

        “Oh my! How old is your son? He’s so handsome.”

        “He’s 12. Always will be. Dead now, he is. Went to live with Jeezus, I reckon. Or might’a gone the other too, I reckon. Hard to tell.”

        “Oh, I am SO sorry for your loss!”

        “No need. He was fuckin’ stupid. Kilt himself myself, I did. It was for the best.”

        • Disaffected April 15, 2022 at 5:55 pm #

          “Now, now, you must’nt blame yourself. I’m sure you didn’t actually KILL him.”

          “Drowned the poor dumb bastard right upstairs in the big bathroom, I did. Just like drownin’ cats. Put up a good fight, I’ll give him that. But Ma brought up the big Sunday mornin’ iron skillet and that was all there was to that. Reckon that bop on the head took all the fight right out of him. Nothin’ to it after that.”

          “Well now [clearly aghast]! Do the local police know about this?”

          “Oh yes’m. Called ’em on over right after I put the little bugger down. They said they reckoned it was all for the best too, what with the door kickin’ and all that mess. Young colt took to kickin’ neighbors doors down, he did. ‘Thorities said he had that TikTok disease goin’ around these days. Told ’em well hell, I drowned that shit right on out of him, I did. We all had a good laugh over that one with beers, we did.”

          • Disaffected April 15, 2022 at 6:46 pm #

            That’s a scene from the upcoming series (still in development) ‘Lubbock County 79499’, I’m pitching. I think it’ll be a hit. Very raw.

          • spaingaroo April 16, 2022 at 2:05 pm #

            well I like it

          • Disaffected April 16, 2022 at 5:19 pm #

            It’s being marketed as a gritty dramedy, focusing on the hard-scrabble working class lives of the heroic denizens of west Texas’ Lubbock County.

            Billy Bob Thornton was my original thought for the lead, but we’re think now that some local undiscovered talent might be a better choice. Really hard to capture the west Texas flavor for an outsider. Think cigarettes, sweat, dirt (lots of it, it blows EVERYWHERE there), oil (rigs and smell likewise EVERYWHERE), sex, beer, fundamentalist Christianity, guilt, and desperation.

      • Blackbird April 15, 2022 at 10:16 pm #

        “I’m surprised the parents don’t just kill them first and save their neighbors the trouble.”

        It was probably a neighbor who started the TikTok trend.

        “Been wantin’ ta cap that sumbitch since he was 8. Nother sumbitch down the street just like ‘im. Nother door in the garage.”

        • Disaffected April 16, 2022 at 9:39 am #

          LOlL! Wouldn’t doubt it.

    • MaryQueen April 15, 2022 at 10:25 pm #

      Would be nice if that shitty article actually told what happened.

      Such unbelievably crappy journalism nowadays.

      It was one mother’s feelz, and no story.

      Whose door got kicked in? What happened? I don’t know after reading that.

      • Kim April 16, 2022 at 12:04 am #

        It’s feelz over realz nowadays, i’m afraid.

        • Night Owl April 16, 2022 at 5:16 pm #

          You brought many feelz last week, Kim.

  27. cowbell81 April 15, 2022 at 2:14 pm #

    Frank Niceley of Tennessee – someone needs to tell this guy to run for President! With a name like Niceley, how can you go wrong?

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/republican-lawmaker-tells-homeless-people-that-with-a-little-hustle-they-can-be-like-hitler/ar-AAWdYAp?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=a71b7d1f76704492be2077e312b1203b

    • Disaffected April 15, 2022 at 3:44 pm #

      LOL! A man’s gotta have goals, I guess.

  28. neurodoc April 15, 2022 at 2:36 pm #

    Ron: You are 100% correct about xanax; also valium and ativan. Masses of People will be losing it very soon, as their expected world falls apart, and anything that they can use to calm themselves will be good as gold.

    We cannot underestimate the effect of the FACT (per recent FDA formal warning to hospitals and medical clinics) that 90 to 95% of all medications used in the US come from China. The FDA is announcing critical shortages of 180 drugs that are commonly used, e.g. phenergan, steroids, analgesics, anti-hypertensives, benzodiazepines, etc etc. This is going to be a nightmare, especially given that China is, again, locking down (and, rumors are that its for conversion to a wartime factory mode, not COV as they claim). Anyone on chronic meds should try to talk their doctor into a 90 or 180 day supply (insurance won’t pay for it but you should buy it yourself, you’ll be glad).

    Another item which many are expecting to go into short supply is cigarettes (most if not all tobacco is made outside the US). They will also be barterable, as well as those small bottles of liquor seen on jet flights in the past.

    Lock and load.

  29. anmariwakaranai April 15, 2022 at 2:41 pm #

    Nice one Jim. Still got the interwebz so lemme tell yah, I spent awhile looking at the wiki of a certain Elon, and though critics say he came out of nowhere, to me it looks as if he came from a family of movers and shakers.
    Having studied with a South African, I can attest their education used to be superlative.
    Who knows what his ultimate goal is, but the twatter war is most diverting while we continue slouching towards WWIII.
    I like his critiques but have read some pretty horrifying accounts of the original victims of the nuerolink experiments, people with end stage disease begging to be killed while the scientists pottered around them checking their implanted gadgetry.
    God knows what these poor people were told about the odds of their survival or transition from the possibility of a human death to the eternal hell of transhumanism.
    I wonder if they are here still somewhere, silently screaming for release.
    Happy Easter.

  30. jeff2002 April 15, 2022 at 3:49 pm #

    Meh. I still see Musk as some kind of controlled opposition. This is the guy who launched all those spy satellites, after all, who also wants to put a chip in your head (see his Neurolink project). He talks a good game, but his tech fantasies give me chills.

    • MaryQueen April 15, 2022 at 10:26 pm #

      Elon is a silver-spooned transhumanist asshole. No idea why Jim likes him.

      • Jarek April 15, 2022 at 11:44 pm #

        Because he’s trying to make twitter a forum for free speech again.

        Flawed people sometimes do very good things. Stop being so black and white in your judgements.

        • MaryQueen April 16, 2022 at 11:43 am #

          LMAO! I’m black and white?

          Jarek: Current Twitter billionaire bad. Future Twitter billionaire good.

  31. Roundball Shaman April 15, 2022 at 3:52 pm #

    “Half the nation doesn’t believe anything it is told by those in authority and the other half revels in its reckless abuse of authority…”

    An old saying goes, “Everyone’s got a right to be wrong.”

    But in this case, ‘the other half’ is just plain wrong to be wrong. There is nothing to be gained by living in a sea of toxic abusive ignorance. Believing in liars. Building your World view around falsehoods. Reveling in the shaming and cancelling of others who won’t share your perverted and twisted view of things. Cheering on the raw power of society abuse on a mass scale.

    Think about it. One out every two faces you see is living in a fantasy world of Woked-up, virtue-signaling, authority-worshiping, reality-denying, fog of a Twilight Zone of a sick alternate reality. One out of two. Good luck ever finding consensus about anything useful with that kind of dissonant mess.

    “All this coerced insanity has been nurtured by social media’s sly mechanisms for bending narrative into propaganda: their beloved algorithms, all fine-tuned to destroy anything that touches on truth.”

    We all remember crushing peer pressure of growing up as kids. We were constantly reminded that you proceed at your own peril if you dare go against The Group. And so, many give in and follow like weak lost sheep following a deranged shepherd into oblivion. And others of us said eff that… we’re going our own way even though that usually brings pain and personal agony.

    And what then comes along is Mass Anti-Social Media which takes its clues from childhood peer pressure and coerces and threatens everyone to meld into the Unholy Borg of The Group-Think of Falsity.

    Of all the things that society could use as a ‘development’, that sewer pit of bullying conformity was NOT one of them.

    We’re all swimming in an ocean of social media and top-down strong-armed sewage. It stinks like hell. But others seem to breath it all in deeply like some kind of heavenly perfume. That’s our World today.

    Thanks, master State corporate media manipulators and color-of-authority strong arms for what you have spawned and nurtured. May you one day truly smell the sickening stench of the mess you have created for us all.

    One out of every Two. The alien invaders living among us…

    • tucsonspur April 15, 2022 at 6:16 pm #

      We still have a chance. Thank God that we are not 1 out of three or four.

  32. tom clark April 15, 2022 at 3:54 pm #

    Elon’s only worth $219 billion, the richest person on earth. I guess he can afford to have his fun at the expense of the rest of us.

    Meanwhile, watch those backyard chickens for signs of avian flu. Maybe they should be wearing masks.

    • Jarek April 15, 2022 at 6:24 pm #

      In other words, you don’t believe in the First Amendment. Your “us” doesn’t include most of us here.

      • MaryQueen April 15, 2022 at 10:27 pm #

        You love stars and billionaires.

        Only the biggest losers on the planet like those.

        • Jarek April 15, 2022 at 11:45 pm #

          You moved to Hollywood to be near them and work for them, hypocrite.

        • malthuss April 16, 2022 at 12:45 am #

          you two need to ignore each other and stop mucking this place up.

          • MaryQueen April 16, 2022 at 11:44 am #

            Up your nose with a rubber hose. 😀

        • Jarek April 16, 2022 at 1:16 am #

          How many Lizards do you have?

  33. Alfred April 15, 2022 at 3:58 pm #

    Quite obvious actually. it is fatiguingly so to keep pointing that out…

    “YOUR MOTHER SEWS SOCKS THAT SMELL!!!”

    It’s funny how he did bring the demons right up to the surface eh? Poor li’l birdie’s head goes round and round.

    And the Kingdom too! Whoda thunk?

  34. mitchellc April 15, 2022 at 4:36 pm #

    I guess it’s time to roll out my recurring PSA: many of us wouldnt be here without FFs. Therefore, the reverse is also true: many us wont be here without FFs.

    Given we know about the nature of power, the rule of self preservation, and plain physical realities, by now even the mildly curious should have put the pieces together.

    While the entire 20th century was devoted towards controlling available surplus, for various reasons the masses were still afforded a sense of personal freedom presumably to achieve support for the model then extant.

    In fact, if you came of age during that singularly unique period in history, you might actually still hold deeply held beliefs that you are somehow a special being with a soul, free will and agency.

    But now the gloves are off; thinkers are probably chastising themselves about putting off the inevitable until so late. Perhaps some thought the people weren’t yet so comprised as to readily accept the old system being unilaterally withdrawn without even a murmur.

    But the last 5 years, maybe 20, hell maybe 100, have proven that no one will effectively resist What must be done – except perhaps the russians.

    And so here we are at the point of no return. All actions taken obvious, all perfectly logical. The only unknown is who will prevail. There might yet be an outside chance that heads could roll.

    • Disaffected April 15, 2022 at 5:04 pm #

      It’s good form to spell out acronyms the first time, followed by the acronym in parentheses. Case in point: PSA doesn’t ring a bell. I get that FF’s = fossil fuels. I learnt that in the military, I did.

      And I think most of us would settle for some heads rolling (preferably of the deserving kind) no matter who ultimately prevails. Schadenfreude, misery loves company, and all that kind of thing.

      • stelmosfire April 15, 2022 at 5:41 pm #

        C’mon man, PSA, Prostate-specific Antigen, what’s your number?

        • Disaffected April 15, 2022 at 5:59 pm #

          I’m always the last to know these things. I’m a feeble old man now. Have mercy!

          • spaingaroo April 16, 2022 at 2:09 pm #

            really Public Service Announcement, but I love as, an old man myself, to see prostates are on the minds of many of us.

        • tucsonspur April 15, 2022 at 6:10 pm #

          Had the prostate biopsy about a decade ago. Big money maker for the docs. Number was around four. Oooo, scary said the doc, better get the biopsy. I did and sometime afterwards the number went to nine.

          I asked the great healer if the number would ever go down and he said no, that doesn’t happen. In about six months it was down to five.

          Don’t truckle before the caduceus.

          • Disaffected April 15, 2022 at 6:15 pm #

            Don’t truckle before the caduceus.

            LOL! That’s always been my philosophy too!

      • megabeth April 15, 2022 at 8:46 pm #

        FFs = “for fucking’s sake”

        • Disaffected April 16, 2022 at 9:37 am #

          Optional: “For fuck’s sake” That’s the way I usually hear it.

          • spaingaroo April 16, 2022 at 2:09 pm #

            the way it’s meant to be heard

      • Night Owl April 16, 2022 at 5:15 pm #

        Damn, Dis. You could take over for Q, except you would provide accurate information.

    • mitchellc April 15, 2022 at 6:06 pm #

      Psa = public service announcement

      So many tend to get really wound up about current events, not the least by inflammatory content which potentially could be a honeypot op, that it’s sometimes usual to first talk about what we’re talking about.

      As for the Russians, as I mentioned on another thread, we the 2% haven’t really pondered why state + MIC are so confident. If they’ve got nothing, it really is quite the bluff.

      But we keep pushing as if there’s a big surprise reveal coming up.

      • Disaffected April 15, 2022 at 6:16 pm #

        It’s quite the bluff. That’s all they’ve got left.

        • Ron Anselmo April 16, 2022 at 10:01 am #

          Agreed. The old saying, “If you can’t blind them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit”. No doubt we’re long on bullshit.

        • Night Owl April 16, 2022 at 5:14 pm #

          Indeed, Dis.

          The Zelensky puppet is shipping teenagers off the street into battle now. We know how this ends.

  35. danallen April 15, 2022 at 6:21 pm #

    Hey Jim. I’d like to be hopeful about Elon too, but the dude is a CIA asset like all the not-quite-rich-enough-to-be-anonymous billionaires.

    The only real question is, “what kind of shizzle are they cooking now”

    These psychopaths live for this gamesmanship sh**

    • Amman April 16, 2022 at 3:53 pm #

      I’d like to see him blast off into deep space and lose power. Know what I mean?

  36. wm5135 April 15, 2022 at 7:07 pm #

    When i was a lad i watched Victory at Sea and all of the other tv shows about WWII, pure propaganda. There was never a single word about the number of deaths or the sacrifices on the eastern front.

    419,000 US WWII deaths versus easily 22,000,000 in the Soviet Union. Misinformation is the name of the game since the War to End All Wars. That too many bought the bullshit does not make the bullshit true. Planning for the Vietnam police action was complete before the last pig was poisoned in North Korea.

    Looks like most just want THEIR comfortable misinformation, not the actual factual information, just THEIR comfortable misinformation. The national gaurd killed Ohio college students for pointing this state of affairs out and the country, and i bet most of the commenters here, blamed the students. Misinformation my sitting down place.

    face it, the boy and girl geniuses at the top of the ponzi are mired in a mid twentieth century mindset. The masters of the universe completely missed the reality that cell phones are connected globally by satellite and undersea cable. There is too large a profit in the cell business to shut it down and they can’t control the flow of telephone and text in a connected environment. When 80% of the global population calls you out your propaganda is not working.

    remember when a mobile phone was a status symbol? do you think the system can operate with a 20% user base without a government subsidy? the old radio networks are no longer in use

    Have a Joyous Easter

    • CrusherMuldoon April 15, 2022 at 7:40 pm #

      You are now anointed as the Capo di Tuti Capo of the Conspiracy Theorists

    • tucsonspur April 15, 2022 at 7:40 pm #

      The music was pretty good. Horrific killings at Kent State. I believe that not one Guardsman paid the price.

      • Jarek April 15, 2022 at 8:12 pm #

        The students were antifa/communist types, throwing cinder blocks at the guardsmen.

        You don’t throw rocks (what to speak of blocks) at armed men. Their education was for naught….

        • tucsonspur April 16, 2022 at 5:30 am #

          A bad shoot into a righteous protest.

          Their lives were for naught. 28 guardsmen fired about 67 rounds for 13 seconds, says the Wiki. It also says two of the students were more than 300ft. away

          Various distances are cited at various sites. The closest student was about 20 yards away, the farthest about 250 Yards away. Stunning.

          Murder by the Machine, Death by Design.

          • Hereward the Woke April 16, 2022 at 11:43 am #

            Teachable moment: never piss off a bunch of soldiers with loaded guns.

      • JohnAZ April 16, 2022 at 5:05 am #

        Since the Boston Massacre, bad things happen when violent protest meets inexperienced militia.

    • Blackbird April 15, 2022 at 10:37 pm #

      Maybe you were a kid too soon, wm.

      When I was a lad I watched The World at War. Still propaganda, but at least I knew the Commies took a whoopin. Not hard enough of a whoopin, unfortunately.

      • Amman April 16, 2022 at 4:00 pm #

        I enjoyed the theme song tho. And the narration had some fine moments.

    • Anthea April 16, 2022 at 1:19 am #

      I remember when a pager was a status symbol.

  37. tucsonspur April 15, 2022 at 7:27 pm #

    About twenty years ago, Janusz Glowacki, the Polish playwright, wrote a play titled “The Fourth Sister”, inspired by Chekov’s “Three Sisters”.

    Chekov wrote Three Sisters at the turn of the century and has the Prozorov sisters suffering the usual travails of life and love while dreaming of returning to a splendid Moscow.

    Is it a tale of two Moscows? Of course Chekov’s Moscow is nothing like the Moscow of 2002. Certainly the troikas are long gone. Afghan vets panhandling in the streets, a disco called Hammer and Sickle, police bowing to Mafiosos in black stretch limos.

    Here’s a glob about Glowacki’s play:

    ‘Smart, challenging and wickedly funny, THE FOURTH SISTER follows three sisters in modern day Moscow hungry for love and happiness amidst the uncertainty of a new world order. When an American filmmaker comes to town, they see a chance to change their fates, and someday, just maybe get to Hollywood…or is it Brighton Beach? It’s a wild comic epic that brings together Russia, New York and Hollywood; politics, high fashion and the mafia; violence, love, despair and hope, with a sly wink toward Chekhov.’

    • BackRowHeckler April 15, 2022 at 8:38 pm #

      You read a Chekhov short story like ‘The Steppe’, or a play such as ‘The Cherry Orchard’, based upon characters Chekhov knew in real life from the timeframe of 1880-1904, and realize what’s in store for them 25 years in the future; vast armies invading from the west in 1914, brutal Civil War, famine, then blood soaked repression from the Bolsheviks. Chekhov couldn’t forsee any of this, but his widow lived under house arrest until her death in the 1930s.

      • tucsonspur April 16, 2022 at 6:15 am #

        Like theirs, our future will be tragic, and maybe in the same time frame. Certainly by the Die-Centennial.

    • Anthea April 16, 2022 at 9:03 am #

      @ Tucsonspur:

      The play’s review is enough to make you retch, right there: written twenty years ago, and it could have been written by a bot. That may be an indication that, twenty years ago, humans were the bots; the job has since been automated and computerized.

  38. Blackbird April 15, 2022 at 10:43 pm #

    Musk:

    “The elites want to put chips into our heads.

    We can’t let them control us.

    We have to put the chips into our heads.”

    Another elite emerging from the elite to save us from the elite – and just in time too.

    • BackRowHeckler April 16, 2022 at 7:14 am #

      “I can no longer sit back and allow Communist infiltration, Communist indoctrination, Communist subversion & international Communist conspiracy to sap and impurity all of our precious bodily fluids.”-Jack D Ripper

    • MaryQueen April 16, 2022 at 11:37 am #

      Bingo!

    • Hereward the Woke April 16, 2022 at 11:44 am #

      I keep my chips where they belong: on my shoulder.

      • thwack April 16, 2022 at 8:04 pm #

        Where do you keep your chinks?

  39. avianthro April 15, 2022 at 11:37 pm #

    Algorithms just do the same thing our brains do: filter out information that’s not in sync with our way of processing reality.

    Everyone seeks out the info they WANT to believe.

    Ergo: It really won’t matter what changes Musk might make to Twitter. Twitter users will seek out what they want to see on Twitter using their own brain algorithms.

    Also, you can bet that Musk will be using Twitter to help promote his own visions of the future and to make himself richer.

    • Jarek April 15, 2022 at 11:49 pm #

      If he wins, his twitter won’t be perfect because he isn’t, nor his employees, nor the tweeters, nor you, nor me. But it’s easy to imagine that it will be better than the nightmare of censorship and political manipulation that they’ve developed. Talk about low bars….

      You really don’t see this?

      • MaryQueen April 16, 2022 at 11:36 am #

        LOL, you think billionaires want to improve things for people.

        Hahahahahhaaaa!

  40. Jarek April 15, 2022 at 11:51 pm #

    https://news.yahoo.com/four-men-arrested-raping-bengal-012732129.html

    Four Bengali men arrested for raping a monitor lizard. How impossibly alien people like this are. The whole “Brotherhood of Man” thing is a crock.

    • malthuss April 16, 2022 at 12:42 am #

      thanks

    • malthuss April 16, 2022 at 12:43 am #

      did you know an iguana can have enough salmonella to kill, if one handles the lizard?

      • Jarek April 16, 2022 at 1:14 am #

        Well that would be poetic justice in this case. Or at least losing their dicks….

    • elysianfield April 16, 2022 at 11:30 am #

      Jarek,,
      Why are you being judgmental? Maybe the lizard was “hot”…maybe even asking for it.

      On another note, have you ever seen a Bengali woman…(shudder).

      • stelmosfire April 16, 2022 at 11:52 am #

        Should make for some interesting conversation in the Mumbai lock-up. Sanjay asks “What’re in for?” Rajesh sheepishly replies ” It’s a long story but it starts with a bad bottle of Feni and ends with my dick in a lizard.”

        • stelmosfire April 16, 2022 at 11:54 am #

          Sanjay intrigued asks, ” does she have a sister?”

          • elysianfield April 16, 2022 at 4:23 pm #

            “Sanjay intrigued asks, ” does she have a sister?””

            Saint,
            You assume it was a female.

        • Disaffected April 16, 2022 at 5:06 pm #

          LOL! Best thread yet this week!

          • Jarek April 16, 2022 at 6:28 pm #

            There’s your “enjoying” mentality again. Kierkegaard would say you’re at the aesthetic stage. The moral stage is higher…..

            (you’ll be able to get more attractive lizards)

      • Jarek April 16, 2022 at 6:27 pm #

        At least it was a female so the outrage wasn’t even greater. And at least the guys (if we credit them with humanity) aren’t gay.

    • Hereward the Woke April 16, 2022 at 11:45 am #

      Headline of the year. Expect the lizard to be on CNN tomorrow.

    • CrusherMuldoon April 16, 2022 at 4:42 pm #

      Is there a Monitor Lizard version of “Me Too”? Asking for a friend.

  41. Bill Quick April 16, 2022 at 12:18 am #

    Apparently Prince Greasebag does not personally own a single share of Twitter.

  42. Jarek April 16, 2022 at 1:07 am #

    https://remnantnewspaper.com/web/index.php/articles/item/5934-holy-week-the-love-story-that-built-western-civilization

    Holy Week in Malaga, Spain. Enjoy the heavenly voice and glorious pageantry.

    Kesa, enjoy the penitential hoods. Are they Klansmen? Or were the Klansmen penitents?
    They saved the South in any case. Who can forget the time a Klan was trying to have a funeral but didn’t have a preacher to preside. Father Coughlin walked right out in front to lead them, their anti-Catholic prejudice notwithstanding. They accepted him needless to say. They needed a Shaman and he was the one that the Lord provided.

    • KesaAnna April 16, 2022 at 4:36 am #

      It seems to me that the Western world in general has been , albeit by slow stages , carrying out a fanatical anti – fashion crusade since 1945.

      Everything that is really pretty , really dressy , or really cool , is out.

      Nine – tenths of it is theatre of the absurd.

      It began with stigmatizing peaked caps , Sam Browne belts , jodhpurs , and jack boots ,

      Because the Fascist states , and their immediate successors the Communist States , wore them.

      Never mind that the Communists and Fascists DID NOT invent or even popularize these things , but merely adopted them.

      Another example I think of ” Zero – Tolerance ” policies turning out to be zero – brain policies.

      Thanks for pointing out an even sillier example.

      Pointy hoods with masks , for one reason or another , had been around for hundreds of years before there even was a South , much less a KKK.

      And why did the KKK adopt that costume ?

      Think about it ;

      You have the support of 90% of the local population ( of a certain demographic anyway , and that being the demographic that counts. ) on your side.

      Scant chance the local Sheriff is going to arrest you if he knows your identity. He is probably a fellow KKK member , or in any case already knows your identity anyway.

      So it’s not like it is really necessary to conceal your identity.

      If you are going to string up someone or burn someones house down at night , trying to navigate through the woods or through corn fields in the dark WHILE WEARING A MASK is probably more of a liability than an aid.

      No , they adopted that costume because it was cool beans , and it was fun.

      My guess is that costume was primarily used when they wanted to put on a non – violent show.

      My guess is that when they really wanted to do dark , evil , and violent things they most likely dressed in a more mundane , utilitarian fashion.

      Here’s a bizarre , no – win question for you ;

      If you were going to be lynched anyway , would you rather be lynched by folks in fancy fantastical costumes ,

      or be lynched by a bunch of slobs who didn’t even bother to dress up for such an important occasion in your life ?

      It’s strictly hypothetical of course , but it has occurred to me before that Sharon Tate might have thought ,

      ” These folks aren’t dressed as well as the Valet who parks my car !

      I’m about to be murdered by people a homeless Wino might consider poorly dressed ! ”

      Ah , the whole issue of fashion certainly is pretty well totally fucked up now !

      Bitching about trannies , when at least 50% of the presumably strait heterosexual female population are dressed like male plumbers going off to work in the sewers , with the added bonus of tattoos which make any Nazi imagery look pacifistic and Rated PG in comparison , and with bones through their noses , too.

      And speaking of being dressed like menial laborers ; all these people driving around in six figure vehicles , with 6 figures worth of dental work , and who knows how much worth of dermatology work ,

      but dressed like menial laborers regardless ,

      as if we are all friends and equals ,

      when that is light years removed from their actual practice , or what they intend either.

      • BackRowHeckler April 16, 2022 at 8:56 am #

        I’ll tell you who had style: Gangsters, dames and detectives in old Film Noir movies out of Hollywood 1941-1958. Robert Mitchum, Humphrey Bogart, Richard Widmark, James Cagney, Gene Tierney, Yvonne Decarlo (to name just a few out of hundreds of actors of the day) … dressed to the nines while holding up a bank, engaging coppers with a Tommy Gun, making a getaway in a Ford Fodor … and looking good doing it.

        • Disaffected April 16, 2022 at 9:34 am #

          You’re real throwback, brh! Should have been born earlier! Little did we know what we had in store when we used to make fun of that period as kids.

        • BackRowHeckler April 16, 2022 at 9:57 am #

          It was a long winter, DA. I watched a lot of Film Noir, also all the ‘Untouchable’ episodes with Robert Stack LoL.

          • Disaffected April 16, 2022 at 11:05 am #

            ‘The Untouchables’ with Robert Stack was far and away the best TV show of that period. I used to live for it when it was on after the 10:00 News in good ol’ Omaha NE. Or was it after Carson? I dunno, but either way, it was great TV. Bruce Gordon, Walter Winchell, etc.

      • Jarek April 16, 2022 at 12:35 pm #

        The Nazi officers had nice uniforms. BRH thinks that makes them gay, both metaphorically and in actuality.

        The Brownshirts, they were the Gays! Hitler dealt with them as he did with the Weimar Republic.

        • BackRowHeckler April 16, 2022 at 3:16 pm #

          I don’t think that Janos. Hugo Boss did a nice job dressing up the SS, designing the sharpest uniforms of the era, or any era.

          Some of the SA leadership was gay, as well as elements of the Leibstandaert SS who were suspect, but that’s about it. Rohm, however, was eliminated for reasons other than his gayness.

          • Night Owl April 16, 2022 at 5:11 pm #

            SS-Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler

            “ae” is used to substitute for an Umlaut, but no Umlaut needed.

            🙂

          • Jarek April 17, 2022 at 12:22 am #

            You said as much very emphatically, years ago. Perhaps it was a different sub-personality. You have fewer than most people here, but I don’t want to deny you all complexity.

  43. Jarek April 16, 2022 at 1:15 am #

    Coast to Coast, just now:

    Millionaires don’t use astrology, Billionaires do.

    • KesaAnna April 16, 2022 at 6:09 am #

      People argue that polygraph tests are science , and Ouija Boards are superstition.

      I say that even if that were true , polygraph tests and Ouija Boards would STILL amount to THE SAME THING.

      You are trying to obtain information you either flatly and simply should not have , period .

      Or , be it ” Should ” or ” shouldn’t ” , acquiring it will have bad ends regardless.

      Near as I can make out , Astrology was originally stigmatized , not because people were trying to figure out the best day to go fishing or prune fruit trees , and someone else concluded that was useless hogwash.

      No, Astrology was originally stigmatized because people were trying to use it to figure out when the current king would croak ,

      and that was threatening REGARDLESS of whether such pin – point horoscoping really worked or not.

      It seems like somewhere along the line the Church itself forgot its own original line of reasoning ?

      So we now have the bizarre circumstance where the Church condemns a piece of cardboard that we may suspect the Church itself doesn’t really believe will give you Satan’s secret information ,

      but doesn’t blink at a vehicle which the Church may itself suspect really would give you access to the Devil’s KGB dossiers.

      But then that seems standard operating procedure?

      Just yesterday I was exploring a favorite topic , the suppression of the Templar Knights.

      Prior to the 14th Century , the standard vehicle for getting at the truth was the trial by ordeal .

      Trial by ordeal :

      For example , you throw the bound suspect in the lake. If he floats , that proves he is guilty.

      If he sinks ( and drowns ) it proves he was innocent . ( But now he is conveniently dead anyway. )

      ( See , in the 10th century they were already perfectly familiar with the progressive and enlightened concept that a ” Fair Trial ” consists of two basic elements ;

      — Heads , I win .

      — Tails , you lose. )

      By the time of the suppression of the Templar’s , though , lawyers both lay and religious were beginning to doubt trial by ordeal.

      The Suppression of the Templars was the first big showcase of the new and improved means of ferreting out the truth ;

      Torture.

      And you see that 800 years later , like with Abu Graib , folks still think torture is a fast track to the truth.

      It couldn’t possibly be that torture is an open invitation to deception of every kind , even practically mandates deception.

      And now we have polygraph tests in the same tradition.

      A … we might say religious … resistance to the idea that this truth you are trying to ferret out could be the ancient and proverbial

      ” Monkey’s Paw “

      • Jarek April 16, 2022 at 12:42 pm #

        Well also it ties in with other theologies, from the Middle East, and later the pagans who adopted it, with the different planets becoming the gods. Later still, some of the gnostics adopted it.

        All that being said, some of old Fathers believed in it on the qt. They would tell you not everything is for everybody – a sentiment I respect more and more. And that ordinary people would get obsessed with it, as they do with psychics, etc.

      • Jarek April 16, 2022 at 1:39 pm #

        Polygraphs are iffy – the person might be just nervous or vary calm (a psychopath). But torture? It works – if the questioner has some knowledge and knows if he’s being fed a line of bullshit.

        • thwack April 16, 2022 at 8:01 pm #

          If you actually believe what you are saying, you can beat a polygraph.

          For example, if you ask the average white person if they are racist, and they say “no”; most of them will beat the polygraph even though they live in a gated community and dodge blk people as much as possible.

          • Jarek April 16, 2022 at 8:50 pm #

            Good point. It can’t detect ignorance, only lies as expressed by physiological stress.

      • Alfred April 17, 2022 at 11:11 am #

        The desire for hidden knowledge that gives you the edge.

        The edge is ever being honed through technological and spiritual innovation.

        The most intrinsic motivation there is. It’s intention is hidden in plain sight.

        Power.

  44. a kullervo April 16, 2022 at 3:21 am #

    Every citizen is a surveillance camera
    (and they love it.)

    Would you die* whithout the internet?
    Would you die* without food?
    * Of an untimely death.

    The need to pose these questions explains why the current civilization has reached a demented phase; like all other insanities, it either won’t be remembered or it will be disparaged because very few things will stand and, from those, most will be dangerous sites: toxic swamps/lagoons where cities once stood; radioactive deserts where nuclear power plants existed.

    What is civilization?
    – Civilization is the natural stockpiling of artifacts, between the limits of the commensurable scale available to humans at any given time (when humans only counted by the fingers, we had tribes; counting supported by papyrus/parchment/paper and ink, we had regional empires; using computers to count gave us global corporations.)
    This stockpiling is natural because it represents the corollary of the human brain imperative to amass as many artifacts as it can, either or both internal/immaterial artifacts (“ideas”) and external/material artifacts (“goods”).
    (We are also very keen on stockpiling “ideas” under a material guise; e.g., books, libraries, data farms.)

    Is civilization desirable?
    – From a rational standpoint, natural things can’t be desirable or undesirable, good or bad: they are unavoidable.
    Oswald Spengler is right: cultures (civilizations) are akin to organisms. They follow Nature’s imperatives: birth, growth, stability/production, decay, death. Current civilization is on its death throes: trying to stop or revert it is like going on a quest for fool’s gold (or any kind of gold, for that matter). Perhaps the wisest choice would be to elevate yourself to the position of the interested, compassionate observer.
    Savitri Devi is also right: three kind of men – Men In Time; Men Against Time; Men Above Time. If, by natural disposition, you don’t feel inclined to be a man above time then, in these crazy times of ours, IMHO, it is preferable to be a man against time.
    Vladimir Putin is a man against time (though having my sympathies, his fate is sealed); western and “westernized” leaderships are people (I should say ‘freaks’) in time: they are insane – they will go down in shame.

    • Disaffected April 16, 2022 at 9:31 am #

      Good stuff! You’re getting better and better as the heat gets turned up. Rising to the occasion, you are!

    • Jarek April 16, 2022 at 12:47 pm #

      Savitri Devi’s “The Lightening and the Sun” is one of my favorite books. She says, Hitler wasn’t enough “Lightening”. But at least in physical terms, Putin controls more Lightening than anyone else on Earth.

      Can Russia survive if he is assassinated?

      • Disaffected April 16, 2022 at 1:03 pm #

        I hear there’s even more hardliners right behind him.

        • thwack April 16, 2022 at 7:55 pm #

          Savitri Devi is to the right of Darth Vader

  45. mitchellc April 16, 2022 at 6:39 am #

    The YT algo has determined I might enjoy Zinn, et al. Its weird scanning the old capitalism vs communism debate. Was it disinformation as well back in the day? Hah, just joking – of course it was.

    I mean, what is the difference between corporations controlling govt or govt controlling (owning) corporations? The net effect is indistinguishable as the same types of characters rise to the top. The US empire now mirrors similar characteristics as late stage USSR.

    However, the real point of this missive is to note that YT also recommended a review of missile defense systems and potential ICBM defensive shield strategies.

    Gonna be a show down. Every contemporary social & political economic policy discussion (woke, covid, etc) become mere sideshows to the main event.

    • Disaffected April 16, 2022 at 9:29 am #

      Excellent points, but once again, YT? You Tube?

      Yep. Lookin’ more and more like both sides have decided that it’s time to test the nukes. Only surprised it took so long.

      • mitchellc April 16, 2022 at 10:55 am #

        Why fight when there’s still food on the table? You know the old saying about people getting restless if they miss only a few meals.

        Now, increase scope to incorporate the various competing spheres in our current civilization staring at an empty pantry.

        I keep saying Jim was on the right track 15 years ago. His problem was the intense doctrination that blinded him to the actions of others who also understood thawful ul truth.

        So rather than kumbaya where “tough” decisions are mutually agreed upon through shared democratic processes, and led by competent leaders, we’re gonna get the gangster version:

        “Fuck that noise!” As the lights are cut, the tables are turned, and everybody goes to the mattresses in a mad scramble to gain a tactical advantage.

        The physical realities of coming down from a high, whether it’s a big win in the market, drugs, hangover, etc is the lagging slope is steeper than the rise.

        So too our FF driven civilization. There is no glide path to be managed as we collectively transition to “alternative” sources of energy.

        It’s that slowly then suddenly business all over again. Which is why people who know are now operating within potential ROEs that include a nuclear exchange.

        Because if you don’t engage you’ll most certainly lose, so why not try for a win?

        • Disaffected April 16, 2022 at 10:58 am #

          I like it! You should do a treatment and get an agent.

        • Disaffected April 16, 2022 at 1:01 pm #

          Watching the 2022 Paris-Roubaix Femmes on Peacock, the traditional harbinger of the Spring Classics racing season in Europe. Hommes race is tomorrow. Fine brisk sunny day in Northern France with the trees budding out and spring springing everywhere. As fine a day for a bicycle race across the cobbled roads, fields, and forests of Northern France as there ever was.

          As the Femmes peloton rolled away from the start to the strains of Queen’s “Fat Bottomed Girls,” I was able to secure a telephone interview with a top race official, who asked to remain anonymous for this interview.

          Q: So. Another spring racing season under way again? And a fine day it looks to be! The girls look amazingly fit too, as always!

          A: Qui. The femmes, like their hommes counterparts, are all just animals these days, which makes it harder and harder for us to design a course to properly separate them. They are all just too good!

          Q: Last year’s hommes winner, Monsieur Colbrelli won’t be starting tomorrow?

          A: Uh no, it’s a tragedy really. Apparently a victim of the clot shot. There can be no other explanation. He was a lion and a bull!

          Q: Word on the street is that next year’s version will be quite a change from the past. Can you elaborate on that?

          A: Oh, oui, oui. Of course we cannot know the course just yet, as the fighting has not yet begun. We are quite certain that the landscape will look quite different next year, what with the bomb craters, UXO’s (unexploded ordinance), burned out vehicles, and of course building rubble and what not. We hope to have most of the corpses cleaned up by then, but one can never be certain.

          Q: Well now, that’s quite a sobering assessment. How are the race sponsor’s reacting to all that?

          A: Well, of course they are always opportunistic, so they’re hard at work on special light weight racing radiation reflective gear and flak vests for starters, but all of that’s in preliminary development as we speak, and is far from being approved for use.

          Q: And the course itself? How will that be policed to ensure racers’ safety?

          A: Well, we’re thinking that the danger aspect will be an integral part of the competition in 2023, so we’re just not sure yet. We had intended to run tactical vehicles ahead of the race, sweeping for mines, UXO’s, snipers, and the like, but we’re not sure we want to take away that element of the race entirely, both for the racers themselves and the spectators alike.

          Q: Fascinating. And the rest of the spring racing calendar? How’s that shaping up?

          A: Well, of course the long anticipated Tour of Ukraine has been put on hold for this year, in spite of sponsor’s pleas to limit to the Donbass region to increase the action. But in the end, we simply couldn’t work out the broadcast rights and a number of similar details, so we’ll hold off on that one until next year. It should be a fierce competition.

          Q: Yes, I’m sure it will. I thank you Monsieur for your time, and I bid you a fond au revoir.

          A: Oui, Oui. Tres bien!

          • Disaffected April 16, 2022 at 2:11 pm #

            Oh yeah, Italian Elisa Longo-Borghini won the race, only the second Femmes edition of Paris-Roubaix.

          • Jarek April 17, 2022 at 12:20 am #

            Who won the Butch race?

            Any covid collapses?

          • Disaffected April 17, 2022 at 10:45 am #

            None so far. Men’s race going on as we speak. Only 6K/4 miles left.

          • Disaffected April 17, 2022 at 10:47 am #

            But you bring up a good point, Jar. Will their be a super-modified Tranny edition in coming years? Could be,

          • Disaffected April 17, 2022 at 11:00 am #

            Looks like Dylan van Baarle, a relatively unknown (no more!) Dutch rider will win. A small group of favorites lagged behind, as often happens, riding a tactical race so as not to give the win to each other. Paris-Roubaix used to be a crucible in the cycling world, thought by many to be too tough to even attempt, but these modern riders are making it look easier and easier every year, and all that without any significant leaps in technology to make it a more comfortable ride. Still using classic road bikes with largely the same drivetrains, no suspension, etc. I would have thought Mountain Bike and/or Cyclocross technology would have taken over by now, but they still place a premium on speed rather than comfort and the average speeds are higher than ever every year.

  46. BackRowHeckler April 16, 2022 at 9:37 am #

    Brittany Griner wears a size 17 shoe.

    Russian FSB is holding her, convinced she is a NATO secret weapon.

    FREE BRITTANY GRINER!!!

    • Disaffected April 16, 2022 at 11:01 am #

      Brittany Griner wears a size 17 shoe.

      Damn! I assume someone’s done a proper package check to make sure she ain’t packin’ any extraneous equipment? You can’t be too careful these days.

      • stelmosfire April 16, 2022 at 12:05 pm #

        Dis, “I assume someone’s done a proper package check”

        They’re lookin’ for volunteers. You wanna be first?

        • Disaffected April 16, 2022 at 12:13 pm #

          LOL! Nah!

    • thwack April 16, 2022 at 7:51 pm #

      I think you guys are forgetting that blk people have an extra bone in their foot?

      I wear 13s

      • stelmosfire April 17, 2022 at 7:26 am #

        Thwack: “extra bone in their foot? You’ve got that backwards.

        • Disaffected April 17, 2022 at 10:50 am #

          LOL! Took me a minute to get it, but that’s good.

  47. MaryQueen April 16, 2022 at 10:44 am #

    It is quite entertaining to watch liberal blue ticks melting down over the prospect of a silicon valley billionaire buying Twitter, replacing the billionaire who owns it now.

    • Jarek April 16, 2022 at 12:51 pm #

      Yeah cuz all billionaires are the same. Just like all millionaires. All middle class people are the same too. Ditto all the poor.

      Everything comes down to money. The less you have, the better person you. Classic pop Marxism.

      • MaryQueen April 16, 2022 at 3:29 pm #

        And all women are the same to you, and all black people.

        You don’t even know what a hypocrite you are.

        Funny stuff.

        • Night Owl April 16, 2022 at 5:06 pm #

          “Yes, hello. I would like to report a murder on CFN.”

          • Jarek April 16, 2022 at 8:47 pm #

            You bow to the Lizard Queen.

        • Jarek April 16, 2022 at 6:22 pm #

          So you admit you were wrong?

          • MaryQueen April 16, 2022 at 7:36 pm #

            No. I decided that billionaires are untrustworthy using evidence, not my own biased stereotyping.

          • Jarek April 16, 2022 at 8:47 pm #

            So are all middle class people the same? Are poor people the best, all of them the same?

          • MaryQueen April 16, 2022 at 9:06 pm #

            That’s what you said, not me.

          • MaryQueen April 16, 2022 at 9:08 pm #

            Since you appear to have forgotten what you posted:

            “Yeah cuz all billionaires are the same. Just like all millionaires. All middle class people are the same too. Ditto all the poor.”

            That’s outa your pie-hole, 100%. Maybe you’re debating yourself? Knock yourself out!

          • Jarek April 17, 2022 at 12:09 am #

            Do you understand what an average is? You said you got an A in statistics, remember? Let’s assume that you did. Can you further understand that not all people are average? That there is such a thing as “outliers”?

            I understand that Billionaires have class interests and are a pretty select group, but it’s at least possible that there are a few outliers, and the Musk may be one of them.

            If you got anything from the course, please remember that statistics deals with groups – it has little to say about the individual per se.

          • MaryQueen April 17, 2022 at 9:57 am #

            You admit you love billionaires. I’m sure they love you right back.

            Along with Johnny Depp and the other celebs you are enamored with.

          • Jarek April 17, 2022 at 12:17 pm #

            Oh? Where did I say that? Post it, you miserable fool.

            If Musk restores a free twitter, I will admire him. That would be “a” Billionaire, not Billionaires.

          • MaryQueen April 17, 2022 at 7:41 pm #

            If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.

  48. SoftStarLight April 16, 2022 at 11:54 am #

    When Jesus was brought before the high priest for interrogation he said that he spoke openly with the world and taught where everyone gathered. And so he was crucified. And Jesus descended into the realm of the damned. And he destroyed the gates of hell and freed the righteous from the suffering therein. He spoke the word of God to the spirits in bondage and he laid waste to the dark powers and principalities and took the keys to hell and death. Thus did he defeat death and hell. And so too when he returns to our world he will return as a Conqueror and a Destroyer of corruption and iniquity.

    • Jarek April 16, 2022 at 1:40 pm #

      Maranatha! Come quickly Oh Lord.

    • 100th Avatar April 16, 2022 at 11:21 pm #

      Jebus is like the hero in his own video game.

      And y’all NPC’s are just fine with it.
      And fine with being NPC’s
      And fine not exploring why he’s acting out this video game
      At your expense, not his.

      The only conclusión religious dullards can come to:
      It’s better than the alternative.

      Not being programmed at all.
      Roko basilisk

      • Jarek April 17, 2022 at 12:04 am #

        It’s hard to kick against the pricks, eh? Maslow used to have a hard time at Christmas, struggling against feelings of hatred for his Christian students.

        • Kim April 17, 2022 at 9:59 pm #

          Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs places at its top a non-existent category of needs, the so-called need for “self fulfullment”.

          But such a discrete need does not exist , for as Uncle Ted implied, we get our self fulfillment out of the process of satisfying our basic human needs.

          To put it crudely, whether you go out on the hunt with the men or go gathering food with the women, the human psyche finds that process is completely satisfying in every way, psychological, spiritual, physical, emotional, social.

          If you are pursuing your daily activities to satisfy your basic needs but it is not self-fulfilling, then there is probably something wrong with your society and how it allows you to act to satisfy needs (being in a gray cubicle all day satisfies very little) , as Uncle Ted observed.

      • MaryQueen April 17, 2022 at 10:12 am #

        I like that Roko’s basilisk is referred to as techno-pascal’s wager.

      • SoftStarLight April 17, 2022 at 3:21 pm #

        There is no such thing as not being programmed. You are smarter than me and should know that. You shouldn’t dislike Jesus so much

  49. tom clark April 16, 2022 at 12:32 pm #

    On that note, Happy Easter, everyone. If only the world would heed this reminder.

    • SoftStarLight April 17, 2022 at 3:22 pm #

      Happy Easter tom!!

  50. tom clark April 16, 2022 at 2:53 pm #

    Stop feeding the songbirds! Stop feeding the songbirds! And save those backyard chickens!!

  51. jim e April 16, 2022 at 5:50 pm #

    Misinformed indeed!

    The Resurrection Day of Tammuz (Easter)
    by Rav Sha’ul

    Semiramis became known as the fertility goddess Ishtar. She took on many names in different cultures including Isis, Diana, Astarte, Ishtar, Aphrodite, Venus, and Easter. She was even identified with Mary as Mary was falsely deified and took on the titles “Mother of God” and “Queen of Heaven”. Her son Tammuz took on many names as well such as Horus, Apollo, Sol, Krishna, Hercules, Mithra, and finally Jesus. The name Jesus H. Christ, in fact, originated by Constantine as Hesus Horus Krishna. “Hesus Horus Krishna” evolved into Jesus H. Christ over the years. All names of Tammuz put together for the son of the sungod and member of the Trinity worshipped on Sunday the day of his sungod.”

    Legend has it that through her tears, Tammuz could be resurrected in the reincarnated form of new vegetation on Earth.

  52. Htruth April 16, 2022 at 6:45 pm #

    Robert Malone’s Wife calls Bill Gates her “influencer”.: https://americanyellowvest.wpcomstaging.com/2022/04/16/bill-gates-the-malone-influencer/

  53. thwack April 16, 2022 at 7:47 pm #

    German woman caught saying Russians are not European:

    https://ozconservative.blogspot.com/2022/04/florence-gaub-russians-arent-europeans.html

    Now imagine what would happen if she said Jews are not European?

  54. thwack April 16, 2022 at 8:07 pm #

    Florence Gaub: Russians aren’t Europeans

    https://ozconservative.blogspot.com/2022/04/florence-gaub-russians-arent-europeans.html

  55. Islander April 16, 2022 at 11:37 pm #

    So.

    Our topic is dis/misinformation. Truly head-spinning.

    To stop some of the spinning I suggest tuning in to Andrei Martyanov (I am actually developing a serious crush on this chelovyek!—but I digress . . . )

    At the link below start at ca. 22:00 to get the info on NATO officers captured in Mariupol, also info on the types of bioweapons experiments in Western-run biolabs in Ukraine and research carried out on mental patients in Ukrainian hospitals, infecting them with new strains of who knows what.

    Captured NATO officers will be “paraded” and deposed, and all of Russia will see this—but doubtful any US MSM will be picking up these stories.

    So, here is the link:
    http://thesaker.is/andrei-martyanov-on-rkr-moskva-and-sitrep-on-the-run/

    Watch Martyanov’s space.

    • MaryQueen April 17, 2022 at 10:04 am #

      OK interesting what you crush on – lol.

      I find him very difficult to listen to. Wish there was a transcript.

      • Disaffected April 17, 2022 at 10:42 am #

        He’s got a very gnome-like quality. I’ve got a Russian friend up here (from St. Pete). Has very similar speech patterns to Andrei. Fantastic dark sense of humor as well. He lives like a monk and considers it totally normal.

        • Jarek April 17, 2022 at 1:26 pm #

          St John “good as the apostles” Maximovitch, was a gnome type as well.

          You up in the Up? Big UFO country. See any?

          • Disaffected April 17, 2022 at 5:36 pm #

            No. Sorry to say, I haven’t. I’d really like to.

      • Islander April 17, 2022 at 5:19 pm #

        LOL?

        Interesting to see how conventional some CFNers are.

        I guess MQ would rather spend an evening with Tab Hunter than the super-smart and funny Andrei Martyanov.

        • MaryQueen April 17, 2022 at 7:43 pm #

          I enjoy your defensiveness, it’s so over the top.

    • KesaAnna April 18, 2022 at 12:09 am #

      Thanks for the link !!!

      Months – worth , a gold mine , of genuine alternative media links radiating from this one site !

      ( ” genuine alternative media links ” — I suppose I should point out in this case that means primarily PRO – RUSSIAN , ANTI – western media.

      That doesn’t bother Me , of course. )

      Ah ! The Russian Navy !

      In my view , the prettiest navy in the world since 1895.

      Prettiest uniforms , prettiest ships.

      If anyone thinks the sinking of a Russian ship is any great victory , though ,

      the Russian Navy has always been a sad story.

      Russia has never even been a second tier naval power , whatever her efforts in that regard.

      Rather like the German Navy , or the Spanish Navy.

      Whatever its bragging rights might otherwise be , it really isn’t an impressive record.

      Maybe a better comparison would be the Austrian Navy ?

      At its zenith in the Soviet Era the Navy was still last priority.

      If JHK ever wonders , ” Why does this bitch hang around , but never buys my books ? ”

      I would love to buy that guys book ; ” Russia’s Navy in search of a Mission ”

      but , alas , there’s about a hundred or two hundred books I would like to buy now , but insufficient disposable income.

  56. Jarek April 17, 2022 at 12:17 am #

    The Sasquatch DNA Study – the Truth denied

    Amazon

    Scott Carpenter takes you behind the scenes of the ground-breaking Sasquatch Genome Study. Scott was a sample contributor and worked closely with the study team. You will get his unique perspective as you learn how the Sasquatch Genome Study came into existence, progressed, made profound discoveries and then was attacked from both within the “Bigfoot Community” and “Main Stream” science. The reason? The truth was not palatable for either group and sent shock waves throughout the research community. Scott details how these groups formed a loosely linked “conspiracy of the likeminded” and how this eventually coalesced into a well-organized smear campaign. The target being the leader of the project Dr. Melba Ketchum and the results of the project. The ultimate goal? Destroy Dr. Ketchum both personally and professionally along with discrediting the Sasquatch Genome Study. To hide from the public the truth about the identity of the creature known as Sasquatch. To deny the truth!

    Jarek: Is our Establishment any different than the priests who refused to look through Galileo’s telescope? New knowledge has a tendency to upset the applecart and they don’t want it promulgated to the public, at least until they decide when and how.

    Some things, like the possibility that Cro-Magnon Europeans were the first people in the Americas is violently opposed to the current paradigm and its politics. And Bigfoot? Not so obvious, but its existence would change how we think about Man, and they want that question closed since they are intent on taking us on a journey to oblivion.

    • Disaffected April 17, 2022 at 10:39 am #

      So what was the verdict? Bigfoot roams free? Since he’s apparently quite reclusive, I assume he’s smarter than us as well.

      • Jarek April 17, 2022 at 12:57 pm #

        Apparently, he is partly supernatural, able to travel as a ball of light. The Indians agree with this viewpoint. After all, why shouldn’t intelligent beings be covered with fur and roam around naked? Isn’t the natural way the best?

        The DNA seems to indicate that they are hybrid species, partly human on the feminine side. In other words, their non-homo sapiens ancestors stole our women.

        Nature magazine was interested and then violently dissented after studying the data, refusing to publish it. It’s just too radical and strange, even the purely natural aspect.

        Not an obsession, just interested. I may order the book at some point and see if it holds together on closer inspection.

        Last night on Coast to Coast they had a guy who went to other planets in his astral body, taken there by his guide, a being named Albert.

        • SoftStarLight April 17, 2022 at 3:35 pm #

          I’ve actually heard the same thing. I mean that bigfoot sightings for example are closely associated with ufo and alien sightings. So that there is some sort of otherworldly or paranormal aspect to the bigfoot phenomenon. Of course another interpretation is that bigfoot is a living relic of a primitive hominid. Just because we are on the topic too I also heard a certain researcher (I apologize I can’t remember the name) say that the Neaderthals were actually much more simian than humanoid and they are actually bigfoot and that we were at war with them for 20,000 years before humans were able to defeat them.

          • SoftStarLight April 17, 2022 at 3:44 pm #

            Neanderthals. Darn it! i intended to spell everything correctly lol!

          • Jarek April 17, 2022 at 4:36 pm #

            You previously made a distinction betwee skunk apes and bigfoot. Perhaps the skunk apes are the originals, and upon stealing human women, became the Bigfoot we “know” and love.

            I read one really rational book about Bigfoot by a guy who wasn’t a part of the large and often very weird Bigfoot community. He came to believe in it, based on the evidence at the time, as presented by other rational investigators. And all of this before the DNA samples had been obtained.

            Did you watch the Twilight movies? The author was giving a talk in Seattle and some of the Indian tribe portrayed in the movie were in the back. They asked to speak after the talk and played some recording they had – which matched what the author himself had heard. They said the Bigfoot were People and deserved respect and not to be killed as specimens, taken into capitivity, harrassed, etc.

            Just found my copy: “Where Bigfoot Walks” by Robert Michael Pyle

          • SoftStarLight April 17, 2022 at 9:36 pm #

            Yes I think the skunk apes are much more primitive than the bigfoots. Skunk apes attack agressively and are basically always dangerous. Whereas bigfoots are not always aggressive and have been known to observe humans quietly and to even make themselves known to people in non aggressive ways. Skunk apes have been described as bear like by some with the big claws and all. And skunk apes have eight toes whereas bigfoots have ten. Oh wow I did watch the Twilight movies. But I don’t think the series was written by Robert Michael Pyle. It sounds like a very interesting book though. Bigfoots should not be killed or taken into captivity I do agree!

  57. Tate April 17, 2022 at 2:14 am #

    It’s 100 seconds to midnight. Really?

    Seems a bit conservative to me. They don’t show 1962 (Cuban Missile Crisis) in this timeline. Maybe it was closer then.

    https://thebulletin.org/doomsday-clock/timeline/

    • Kim April 17, 2022 at 10:03 pm #

      It is always much closer to midnight than we think.

      Prof Bartlett and the Exponential Function

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZA9Hnp3aV4

      • Tate April 18, 2022 at 12:30 pm #

        You’re saying the Doomsday clock conforms to an exponential function? That wouldn’t surprise me at all.

  58. benr April 17, 2022 at 11:34 am #

    What is the largest looming issue in the US right now?

    Inflation and homelessness!

    Not Putin, Russia, Ukraine or even China.

    The cost of everything is outpacing many Americans abilities to keep.

    Food, energy and a safe dry clean place to sleep at night.

    https://www.oann.com/inflation-continues-to-skyrocket-biden-shifts-blame-to-putin/

    This imbecile and his feckless team are focusing on ALL the wrong issues.

  59. thwack April 17, 2022 at 1:23 pm #

    Intel slava is a Russian News aggregator who covers Conflicts/Geopolitics and urgent news from around the world.

    https://t.me/s/intelslava

  60. NoLongerHuman April 17, 2022 at 1:34 pm #

    Happy Easter a celebration of rebirth, fertility, Spring renewal. Winter is slayed, but we are still burdened by our geriatric leaders. They teeter and totter completely out of ideas to save thier palaces gone to ruin. They cannot face the the arrival of their demise. They have twisted all of their virtues, all of the foundations they cherished and for what?

    Now all they can offer us is disease, war and famine. They cannot fathom a world after them.

    It will happen; they will be dust, and history will not be kind to those that sold every sense of dignity. To those that lost the West

    • beantownbill. April 17, 2022 at 3:09 pm #

      To me, the West isn’t lost, it is changing. We may not like the changes, but it isn’t dead. Everything changes, even the universe. God gave us the power to direct changes, but we haven’t yet taken the initiative to do so – problems do have solutions. We may end up eating spit-roasted squirrels for supper, but we don’t have to.

  61. mitchellc April 17, 2022 at 2:26 pm #

    I was walking the dog this am when I got to thinking that practically everyone understands you won’t stay young forever, that beauty fades, age/illness sets in, and then you die.

    Not being morbid, depressed or anything; just pondering the facts of life in contrast to how no one really extends that reality to society, culture and civilization itself.

    Now, why is that? My initial conclusion is that it’s intentional, that leadership or anyone cursed with above avg IQ who knows the score doesn’t want to alarm the masses.

    Not for any altruistic reasons if course. Rather merely a self serving means of garnering maximum comfort and luxury while the sheep cluelessly graze.

    I’ve mentioned this before, but the mindset that gas stations are a basic, immutable truth, that one can drive an RV off down the road whenever you want, that food is displayed in stores, the whole shebang, is a fundamental, permanent fact is a bit of a mind blow.

    There’s a reason they got rid of trump: he was selling the dream because he was either stupid or gain approval to satisfy his own ego. Regardless, at this point no one gives a shit if the public knows or cares.

    I think the accelerated attacks on Russia are driven by insider knowledge of the true extent of global, economically recoverable juice.

    Leadership is signaling to anyone paying attention that the jig is up. They are positioning themselves to maintain pure power and control when the truth comes out.

    • beantownbill. April 17, 2022 at 3:25 pm #

      Nothing is inevitable. The future hasn’t happened yet. A more accurate description of our fate is to derive a probability of a particular future occurring based on many assumptions. And who is to say a given probability is accurate? Animals know this inherently – they aren’t concerned about anything except what’s happening at the moment. It’s Man who has been cursed with knowledge that a future exists. But sadly, we don’t use this knowledge to take appropriate actions.

      • Islander April 17, 2022 at 5:22 pm #

        “Animals know this inherently – they aren’t concerned about anything except what’s happening at the momen”

        ‘I guess one of the things that happens “in the moment” is that animals—at least, mammals—often give signs when they know their end is near.

    • SoftStarLight April 17, 2022 at 3:42 pm #

      There is no such thing as anyone maintaining pure power and control. As you said. All things in this realm come to an end

  62. PureBlood April 17, 2022 at 4:07 pm #

    I am not vaccinated against so called covid19. I love living natural and taking care of myself as much as possible. I transformed covid restrictions to make better myself. I joined gym, started researching healthy ways to live and researched what is behind this covid nonsense thanks to lots of free time that they give us by ordering to stay at home. It really opened my eyes and I don’t see the world as I see in 2019. Ivermectin is bashed even though doctors have proven that it works. You can take care of your entire self by visiting https://ivmcures.com

  63. Disaffected April 17, 2022 at 5:34 pm #

    Well coiffed black woman (apparently a doctor) in ad: If you have questions about the Covid-19 vaccine, thanks for asking them. Yes, sir…

    Hi. Two questions.

    One: Why are you pushing a lethal vaccine for a “disease” that doesn’t actually exist? Are you in the plot to murder us all?

    Two: Are you a real person or are you a programmable droid? Do you have a soul or just an algorithm?

    Sir, thanks for asking. If you can give me your contact information, some nice Federal agents will be more than happy to help you.

    • mitchellc April 17, 2022 at 6:12 pm #

      Yeah, but since this site deals with inside baseball, we should be trying to assess the *reason* behind the message(s).

      That is, what are the objectives that initiate the actions that produce the finished product (propaganda)?

      Again, I understand some % believe it’s somewhat random, that there aren’t specific goals in mind. To that I say, that’s mighty cute; perhaps even a bit egotistical in assuming leadership somehow doesn’t get it.

      The contra position is the elite have always guided the masses, and that bernays spilled the beans. Funny thing is, no one seemed to understand, care or mount any kind of opposition once the truth was revealed.

      At that point they knew they had a green light to do anything they wanted with 0 chance of blowback or repercussions.

      So now we know we’re rapidly nearing some kind of resource crisis, the red lights and sirens are blaring, and a full court press to get a handle on things before it all blows up has been turned up to 11.

      I see these types of ads, I look around at people mindless going through the same motions they’ve done since childhood, and I’m thankful no one has sussed anything out just yet.

      It’s ironic how closely CFN people are aligned with leadership. Both cursed with the knowledge, one telegraphing to the other (the only outsiders paying attention) that shits gonna get real.

      Covid was merely the warm up act.

      • Disaffected April 17, 2022 at 7:02 pm #

        I’m already down with the reasons. But it’s still important to call these shitheads out at every step along the way. I want to make it as painful for them as it is for us if at all possible. Why? SPITE!

        • Disaffected April 17, 2022 at 7:10 pm #

          Why are you returning this coast sir?

          Well… [unsure] it doesn’t fit very well…

          Sir… I feel I must say [condescending], it looks just fine on you.

          Well, OK then… [aha!] SPITE!

          Spite? Sir, [more condescending] you can’t return a coat out of spite.

          Well why not? [suddenly reinvigorated] Spite’s as good as any other reason! I’m returning it out of SPITE!

  64. Jarek April 17, 2022 at 6:07 pm #

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/diverse-schools-taking-approach-anti-090023586.html

    Subtitle of the article: Training White Parents

    Like they are dogs…..

    • Disaffected April 17, 2022 at 7:12 pm #

      Serves ’em right for having kids in the first place! No Country for Old Men OR Young Kids.

    • tucsonspur April 17, 2022 at 8:09 pm #

      Already we wear the collars and leashes, are trained to sit up and beg, and then to roll over. All bark and no bite. Where are the pit bulls?

      • SpeedyBB April 17, 2022 at 9:06 pm #

        I cannot name many 90-year-olds I’d consider seriously listening to for the better part of an hour, but Noam Chomsky – looking his nineties, to be sure – is one. Thoughtful interview on the Intercept. My apologies if someone has already pasted the linky above (I’ve gone through all the comments and did not see it).

        https://theintercept.com/2022/04/14/russia-ukraine-noam-chomsky-jeremy-scahill/

        The National Amnesia has infected the alleged Intelligentsia and even the legacy rebels who used to scold Uncle for his recklessness around the world. Looks like most folks are on board, as long as their own kin are not called up.

  65. Pucker April 17, 2022 at 9:24 pm #

    Did you get swept up in the late 1970’s Disco Fever?

    That was Herd Behavior, like mask wearing and the Jab?

    There was a popular disco dance called “The Bump”. I don’t know if there was a dance called “The Jab”, in which people boogie vigorously for a while, and then suddenly collapse on the dance floor?

  66. tom clark April 17, 2022 at 9:44 pm #

    Puck…there was a song called “The Joke” and Brandi Carlisle wrote it:

    Let ’em laugh while they can
    Let ’em spin, let ’em scatter in the wind
    I’ve been to the movies, I’ve seen how it ends
    And the joke’s on them.

  67. Pucker April 17, 2022 at 9:53 pm #

    Inflation

    What is the “Clarion Call”?

    “I Need Money.”

    • Pucker April 17, 2022 at 11:35 pm #

      “Money’s tight….”

      I read an account once of a bloke in South Africa who survived a shark attack by a huge great white shark. He said that he felt no pain, and there was only the sensation of his body being tightly squeezed. This is weird because if bloke says that it was “Tight”, that’s usually a good thing….

  68. Pucker April 17, 2022 at 9:55 pm #

    Free Bird

    If Elon Frees-the-Bird (Twitter), then they won’t know what to do? They’ll all Freak Out….

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QxIWDmmqZzY

    • SoftStarLight April 18, 2022 at 12:24 am #

      Jack Dorsey said twitter’s problem is its board of directors. It seems like he regrets the direction of the company. There is always an opportunity to make things better. They are always going to freak out anyway no matter what so just do what needs to be done pretty please. Keep em twisting and shaking lol

  69. tom clark April 17, 2022 at 11:21 pm #

    Speedy…ol’ Noam’s ok, but he’s a dirty liberal. JAZ wouldn’t like him.

    Kim…welcome back (if you’re the same Kim of long ago). I’ll go w/ your 93 year old holocaust denier. You go guy!

  70. tom clark April 17, 2022 at 11:34 pm #

    Don’t forget to take down your backyard bird feeders! Avian flu you know.

    No more fun for you, you dirty bird watching liberals!

    • SoftStarLight April 18, 2022 at 12:29 am #

      There have been lots of bluebirds and blue jays around lately and they are thriving. I hope the avian flu doesn’t make it here!

  71. Pucker April 17, 2022 at 11:41 pm #

    Are you still sending emails to Joe Biden suggesting that he should throw a virgin into the volcano?

    After a big press conference the other day, Joe Biden literally tried to shake the hand of a ghost on stage. True story….

    • SoftStarLight April 18, 2022 at 12:36 am #

      Someone said he was simply mispositioned and the exit off stage was on the side he wasn’t anticipating. So there were people standing closer off stage on that side than the other to which he turned and so his gesture appeared awkward. But if you watch he figures it out and turns to the side where the exit was and he walks on and talks to people and everything.

    • KesaAnna April 18, 2022 at 12:53 am #

      ” Are you still sending emails to Joe Biden suggesting that he should throw a virgin into the volcano? ”

      Well there is the theory that the West is pushing for WW III because the shit is about to hit the fan economically and they want to gloss over the fact that it was THEIR doing , to pass the buck of blame.

      So it’s more like throwing the scapegoat of Russia into the volcano.

      Your life just completely went to total shit ?

      It’s the Russians fault !

      If true , unfortunately it is likely to be successful.

      Your average American is not sharing a kitchen , living room , or bedroom with a Russian soldier.

      But being labelled anti – American , or even a Russian collaborator fifth columnist by your neighbors is a different story.

      That is , if not in your bedroom , at least at your front door.

      • KesaAnna April 18, 2022 at 1:05 am #

        The possible silver lining ?

        Blaming the Russians , though likely to be successful , will be about as effective as killing Jews to stave off the Back Death.

  72. KesaAnna April 18, 2022 at 2:08 am #

    ” Jebus is like the hero in his own video game.

    And y’all NPC’s are just fine with it.
    And fine with being NPC’s ”

    I AM an NPC in this life , whether I like it or not.

    I AM and NPC in this life ,

    and that is true before Jesus , a Good God , or a positive afterlife enter into the equation .

    I AM and NPC in this life ,

    whether Jesus , a Good God , or a positive afterlife prove true or false.

    Preach that democracy and human rights shit all you like , and from now until doomsday ,

    the reality of the present , and for the foreseeable future , is that I’m not even remotely equal to Bill Gates , Kim Kardashian , or the Queen of England.

    ” And fine not exploring why he’s acting out this video game
    At your expense, not his. ”

    ” At your expense ” is an assumption , an assumption that not a shred of EITHER scientific or theological evidence in any way requires me to make.

    I’m required to assume that everyone the Nazis exterminated is simply fucked ?

    No , they cannot prove that.

    I’m required to assume that 90% ( ? ) of those exterminated by the Nazis are fucked anyway because they didn’t kiss Jesus ass ?

    No , they cannot prove that.

    Maybe it is just me , but it appears to me that the atheist assumption that the meaning of life might be Aushwitz ,

    and the religious assumption that the meaning of life might be Hell ,

    are pretty much the SAME assumption.

    And , again , I am not required by any evidence to make any such assumption.

    ” The only conclusión religious dullards can come to:
    It’s better than the alternative.”

    I haven’t seen even a half – assed study that tries to grapple with the question :

    ” Who is more open to the question ” :

    Christians — that your nearest , dearest , and most beloved , and yourself eventually , might wind up roasting in Hell ?

    Secularists — That Holocaust memorials are utterly pointless and useless. Anne Frank is simply fucked. All of this will be forgotten and all of this will be repeated , and nothing can be done about it ?

    I would like to see such a study.

    Anyway ,

    ” The only conclusión religious dullards can come to:
    It’s better than the alternative.”

    What is the alternative to 90% of your average Joe’s are going to Hell ?

    No telling how many killers have been hanged for murder in the past 5,000 years ,

    and not a single instance I know of where that amounted to a muderers victim getting an extra day at Disneyland.

    Not to mention that 90% of these killers were condemned to hang in courts representing regimes which , 90% of them , no longer even exist.

    That’s the only 90% in this alternative.

    Otherwise , the percentage of , ” You are going to get fucked ” is 100%.

    ” Dullards ” ?

    I get terribly exasperated and bored because this shit aint complicated.

    Whatever my IQ might not be.

  73. KesaAnna April 18, 2022 at 2:57 am #

    I just spent three days watching a series of 24 lectures on the Black Death ,

    courtesy of some Dorsey Armstrong Ph. D , Perdue University.

    My over – all and interested impression ?

    The , albeit largely unspoken , non – explicit , narrative of the secularist / Statist 20th and 21st Century is

    that it really doesn’t matter how many millions of people being fucked over today will never see any justice,

    it doesn’t really matter how many billions of people were fucked over yesterday who never saw any justice ,

    because the grand kids ( ? ) will see a better world !

    But here ,

    with the Black Death ,

    you see a case where that actually happened !

    The evidence seems pretty conclusive ;

    Because 50% of the population died ,

    we saw the first substantial upward mobility , the first real buyers market , in …..well …. near as we can tell ….. in forever.

    Because 50% of the population died , for the first time ever those at the very bottom ( who were 90% of the population ) had a snowballs chance in hell of climbing out of the very bottom .

    So that’s good news , and that’s the emphasis ?

    No ,

    the emphasis is entirely on that 50% of the population that died.

    Never mind that if that 50% who died had not died , 90% of them would have stayed right where they were in the futile gutter.

    So it appears like bitching if you lose ( which I venture is understandable ) ,

    but still bitching even when you win.

    Trekkies bitching even though Star Trek was arrived at .

    It strikes me as bizarre.

    • KesaAnna April 18, 2022 at 3:53 am #

      There were other weird things about it.

      Like she endorses quarantine , when , at least in my perspective , the evidence she herself presents indicates quarantines have never worked .

      Then there is her repeated assertion that the Catholic Church took a fundamental hit in credibility because its magic was defenseless against the Black Death.

      What ?

      The magic of the Church had proven utterly defenseless against —

      — infant mortality

      — childbirth mortality

      — poverty

      — incessant war

      — criminal activity

      — and every other disease outbreak

      for a thousand years prior to the Black Death.

      For that matter , in the present world people swear by science , and its credibility suffers scarcely a dent ,

      no matter how many times it fails , no matter how many times it is proven wrong , no matter how many times it proves utterly defenseless.

      Surely the Protestant Reformation occurred two hundred years later for some reason.

      But I really , really , really , really doubt it was because the Church’s magic spells didn’t work.

      • messianicdruid April 18, 2022 at 8:28 am #

        Edward Bernays’ magic will soon fail and bring about a real reformation.

  74. KesaAnna April 18, 2022 at 4:22 am #

    Twitter ???

    It’s like Deviant Art , only 200 times worse.

    On Deviant Art if crafting your very own equivalent of Coca – Cola commercials is your thing , you can do that.

    Twitter is 99% Coca – Cola commercials , but almost none of them original work.

    The funny thing about Twitter is that when I find people on Twitter I already knew and liked the outcome is invariably the same —

    For example , someone whom I had already concluded was a genius ,
    If Twitter was my only exposure to that person I would think that person was a moron .

    Someone who I had already concluded was very attractive ,
    If Twitter was my only exposure to that person I would think that person was utterly repulsive.

    It’s like the worst possible platform imaginable for interaction or dialogue ,

    how the hell can you TELL whether it is censored or not ??

  75. KesaAnna April 18, 2022 at 4:31 am #

    To put that another way ,

    If my entire exposure to James Kunstler , and all the regulars on CFN , was Twitter ,

    my conclusion would have to be that Kunstler and all the CFN regulars were repulsive morons.

    That , or my like or dislike would entirely come down to ,

    I like or I dislike the picture of the horsey pulling the old Fiat ( ? ) automobile.

    • messianicdruid April 18, 2022 at 8:09 am #

      A 54 Cadillac sedan [ with two mules ] would have been better.

  76. BackRowHeckler April 18, 2022 at 6:43 am #

    Snow on Easter yesterday, in a world that is purportedly ‘On fire.’ We tried to get the kids out on the backlot for a little game of whiffle ball; No Go, too goddam cold, had to come in.

    I notice Ford and GM are advertising their EVs in expensive TV network ads. No price point is mentioned. Wait till Joe Sixpack (if he still exists) learns that his new Silverado will set him back $105,000 (and that’s for the basic golf cart model). The new EV Hummer weighs 9000 lbs. and retails for $135,000.

    • Disaffected April 18, 2022 at 9:28 am #

      Joe Sixpack is now Joe Tallboy. Pissy light beer, no less.

  77. Disaffected April 18, 2022 at 9:27 am #

    Turned on the Tube to the Boston Gimp Race first thing this morning. It’s no longer a foot race at all, just gimps! Able bodied runners can compete, but they have to bind their legs up under them for at least 6 months until an MD certifies that their appendages are dead, submit a 20,000 word essay on why they are privileged for having legs in the first place, do 6 recognized community service projects, and then compete in an old-fashioned hand me down wheel chair from the local VA hospital. And oh yeah, let a vet a ride with them for the race on their shoulders. To make things equal, you know.

  78. liber8tor April 18, 2022 at 7:38 pm #

    Misinformation is the name of the game. (5th Generation digital warfare) Because humans have never seen digital war before, they don’t recognize it.

    People understand bombs falling from planes and explosions, but not hunger, food and fuel shortage.

    btw… Q-Anon is back, Klaus and the boys are talking about another round of lockdowns. If it works (and it does)…they’ll keep using it.

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