A Door Closes, A Window Opens

“Almost every headline and what passes as ‘news’ in the United States, is a cry for help.” — Karen Kwiatkowski

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KunstlerCast 404 — A General Surgeon Talks about the Ruinous Financialization of Medicine

Support this blog by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page And thanks to all my Patrons for your support!     Dr. Sid Rohrscheib is a general surgeon in central Illinois. His career spans the period from the 1990s to present and he has witnessed the changes wrought by the financialization of medicine. We have corresponded for

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The United States of Go Figure

“Forced obedience to obvious lies is the essence of totalitarianism. It’s the ultimate flex for psychopaths.” — Dr. Toby Rogers

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Sick Of and Done With

“Biden is not well. Everyone knows this even those who support him…the difference is they don’t care and that’s the most frightening aspect of this situation.” — Edward Dowd

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If Wishes Were Fishes — a Teachable Intermezzo

“Together we can finish the job.” — “Joe Biden”

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Time to Jettison the Animals

“The old left had intellectual commitments that were false in interesting and theoretically stimulating ways. The new left demands adherence to lurid absurdities so preposterous that merely entertaining them induces nauseating neurological disorders.” — Xenocosmography on “X”

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KunstlerCast 403 — Lt. Col Steve Murray And The Chaos Ahead

Support this blog by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page And thanks to all my Patrons for your support!     Steve Murray is Chief Information Security Officer of a large medical company.  He was a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army commanding a Cyber Defense Battalion, providing offensive and defensive cyber operations for the United

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June 2024

Eyesore

Support this blog by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page or Substack And thanks to all my Patrons for your support! Behold, a rendering of New York’s new city jail, to replace the foul, ungovernable monstrosity on Riker’s Island, which the city voted to shut down in 2019. The site is in Chinatown where another old city lockup

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Which Movie Will It Be?

“It’s almost as if the principals (prosecutors and judge) were performing for their political audience — with a wink, a nod and a stage whisper (“watch this!”) as they ignore yet another fundamental element of American due process.” — Jack DeVine on “X”

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Gloat While You Still Can

“The hour is much later than you think…on multiple fronts: Financial, political, medical and geopolitical.” — Edward Dowd

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Saving our Democracy This Memorial Day

“We must stop Donald Trump.” — President “Joe Biden”

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Of Men and Myths

“Donald Trump doesn’t trust women. I do. ” — “Joe Biden” on “X”

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KunstlerCast 402 — Dr. Meryl Nass on the W.H.O. Pandemic Treaty, the Covid Fiasco, and the Decline of Health Care

Support this blog by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page And thanks to all my Patrons for your support!     Meryl Nass is an internal medicine physician and was the first person in the world to prove that an epidemic (anthrax in Rhodesia) was due to biological warfare, in 1992. She has given 6 Congressional testimonies

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Fugazy Land

“The crisis of meaning only becomes a problem when society becomes resigned to it, accepts a condition of meaninglessness, and seeks to dispossess humanity from the insights and truths it learned through the ages.” — Frank Furedi

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KunstlerCast 401 — Jeff Rubin and A Map of the New Normal

Support this blog by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page And thanks to all my Patrons for your support!     Jeff Rubin is a Canadian economist, an expert on trade and energy, and author of the newly released book, A Map of the New Normal. His previous best-selling books are: Why Your World Is About to

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An Urgent Matter

“If the government can suspend your rights anytime it deems something is a crisis, you don’t have rights. You have permissions.” — “Pismo” on “X”

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Monster Mash-up

“My take is that the US is incredibly unstable right now, and could go in almost any imaginable direction between now and the election, as well as some unimaginable ones.” —John Michael Greer

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Carnival Rides

“These agencies are not trusted because they are not trustworthy.” — El Gato Malo on “X”

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Prisoners of Themselves

“Ok, let’s be clear. If the intelligence community led by the CIA is not the “deep state,” what is?” — Jeffrey Tucker

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May 2024

GlassHouse

Support this blog by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page or Substack And thanks to all my Patrons for your support!   The austere glass box sited on a ridge in New Canaan, Connecticut, is the iconic Glass House designed by Philip Johnson (1906-2005). Born to a fortune, he helped finance New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MOMA),

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Nostalgia for the Mud

“Resentful childless harpies unconsciously longing for domination. Why else worship at the altar of Hamas? Why else would it be so overwhelmingly female?” — Dr. Jordan Peterson

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KunstlerCast 400 — You might Not Know That Mike ter Maat Is Running To Be the Libertarian Candidate for President in ’24

Support this blog by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page And thanks to all my Patrons for your support! Mike ter Maat is a candidate for the Libertarian Party presidential nomination. In 2021-22, he campaigned as the LP candidate in the January special Congressional election in Florida’s District 20. Mike served as a police officer in Broward

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Pep Talk on a Dark Day

“We live in an age of full spectrum deception.” — Edward Dowd

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Emergency-O-Rama

“We’ll certainly never forget the dark days of June 6– January 6th, excuse me.” — President “Joe Biden”

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The Bad Faith Olympics

“This is the weirdest era in human history. By far. Nothing else even comes close. Billionaires trying to kill everyone. Civil society unable to form a coherent thought. Institutions lie in smoldering ruins. Poisons handed out like candy. We are Neanderthals with iPhones.” — Dr. Toby Rogers

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