Good Evening Vietnam

With the overwhelming support of both parties, Congress just passed another military aid package to Ukraine. This one is for forty billion in weapons, but like most things that come from Congress, it has other items. There is money to resettle Afghans into your neighborhood and money for friends of the empire. This package is on top of similar packages passed this year and the passage of lend-lease, which will let the neocons managing Biden flood Ukraine with weapons.

Unlike prior aid bills, only the dullest, most insulated members of Congress were out in front of the cameras taking credit for it. That means it was the leadership of both parties and select lifers with no connection to their home state. Most were nowhere to be found, as they suspect their vote was not a great career move. A few Republicans opposed the bill and made sure to let everyone know it. This latest package has the feel of last call at a party that should have ended long ago.

The aid package, of course, will have no impact on the war. The situation has settled into a decidedly one-sided affair. The Russians pound the Ukrainians with missiles, artillery and rocket fire. The Ukrainians lack the ability to do much about it other than hunker down in their fortifications and hope for the best. Artillery shells are cheap, so the Russians are happy to rain steel on Ukrainian positions, slowly grinding them down until one day soon the army collapses.

This was not what the State Department promised. By now, the Russian economy was supposed to be collapsed, the army in chaotic retreat and Putin awaiting execution by the revolutionary mobs. That was what the planners promised the Biden administration, who made the same promise to NATO and the EU. The plan was to make sure the Ukrainians could hold out for a few months. The magic of the economic shock and awe campaign would do the heavy work against Russia.

Not only have none of the promises materialized, but it is also becoming clear that the war against Russia was poorly conceived and executed. It has had little impact on the Russians, but the West is taking it on the chin. Energy costs in parts of Europe are 30% higher than the start of the war. Food prices are rocketing upward with the promise of more to come later this year. Then there is the ten million or so Ukrainian refugees that are camped out in various parts of Europe.

Reason should lead Washington and its various puppet governments in Europe to reconsider the war in Ukraine. No one cares about Ukraine, but the point of this war was to harm Russia, maybe even bring about regime change. The payoff would then be easy access to Russian natural resources. The West would get cheap energy from Russia as its war booty. With that off the table, logic says it is time to rethink the strategy and maybe cut a deal with Russia.

On top of the geopolitical blinders, the plan also seems to have been remarkably tone deaf with regards to domestic audiences. The massive public relations campaign at the start of the war worked on the dullards who also always fall for these things, but a large minority remained skeptical. Having been conned by the Covid swindle, many people are simply unwilling to accept anything from the media now. A good forty percent of the public in the West is now permanently skeptical.

The economic cost of this war is bringing the politics of the war back to the usual ground that favors the skeptics. In the United States there is a long list of things that are not working and could use government attention. The southern border is the most obvious example, but the leaders of both parties call you a bigot and demand the FBI investigate you if you mention it. Ukraine is looking like another boondoggle to avoid addressing domestic concerns.

A similar problem is turning up in Europe. The deranged dingbat installed as head of the EU, Ursula von der Leyen, has been trying to engineer a boycott of Russian energy products, but that plan has collapsed. The stated reason was that the member nations needed time to find new energy sources. The real reason is the mood in Europe is darkening as reality settles in with the puppet governments. They have little power, but they are still subject to popular revolt.

The question that is starting to circulate around Western capitals is if there is an off-ramp for this growing disaster. Ideally, the EU would be tasked with engaging the Russians in high level talks to put an end to the war. Everyone knows what the Russians want as they have made their position clear. Zelensky will have to accept the deal the EU makes, as he is just an actor hired to play a role. He and his co-stars have already been granted British passports.

The problem is Washington and many EU leaders have branded Putin a war criminal and declared there can never be a deal with Russia. The problem is obvious. If you declare someone evil and then turn around a make a deal with that person, you are now in league with evil. Washington has been demanding regime change in Russia, calling on locals to assassinate him if necessary. It is safe to assume the Russians are not going to be overly generous in negotiations.

There is also the greater problem of the situation on the ground. Putin is the moderate in the Russian political elite. The military wanted to vaporize the Ukrainian strongholds with airpower, but Putin insisted on the slow approach. Now that success on the ground is guaranteed, those hardliners are not going to go along with a deal that does not get the Russians more than they wanted before the war. They will demand the south and east of Ukraine as reward for their support.

What is shaping up for the West, particularly America, is a modern version of the Vietnam conflict in the 1970’s. The political class is locked into a strategy that cannot work, but they cannot reverse course. They believe their only option is to keep doing the same thing, despite the results. At the same time, the public is becoming quickly skeptical of the enterprise, but unable to find a political outlet for it. This makes for a very unstable political situation.

The big difference between Ukraine and Vietnam is that America has not committed troops to the war. On the other hand, this is the age of privatization of government policy, which means there are private military contractors operating in Ukraine, being paid for by the Pentagon. It will not be long before the extent of this becomes clear as foreign fighters are captured on the battlefield. Vietnam started with loads of advisors initially and then led to troops on the ground.

The other difference is that in the 1970’s there were realist in the political class who understood the problem. Nixon was able to craft a way out of Vietnam, even though it cost him his presidency. The political class in the 1970’s was also more in touch with the general public than it is today. Most of Washington is so deranged now they think it is good politics to mock the baby formula shortage as Putin propaganda. No one in 1970’s Washington was this demented or obtuse.

In the 1970’s, Vietnam was a cancer on the American empire. It was not the only cancer, but it was a serious one. The ruling class recognized it and removed that cancer from the body politic. A series of difficult reforms were implemented that removed the disease from the system. This was possible because the country was still dominated by a sensible middle-class and the political class had plenty of reasonable men who actually cared about the country.

This new cancer on the body politic promises to be much more aggressive, because the body is much weaker. The public is atomized, cynical and exhausted by years of revolution from the top. Of course, the demographics are much different. The millions of paperwork Americans created over the last thirty years lack the human capital to survive the required surgery. The political class is now devoid of anyone who cares enough about the country to champion the necessary reforms.

In another example that shows the universe has a sense of humor, baby boomer politics were forged in the antiwar protests of the 1960’s. The end phase of baby boomer politics will now be determined by the pro-war policies of the boomers. The people who cut their teeth shouting “baby killer” at men in uniform are now baby killers demanding that young men put on a uniform and fight a pointless war of choice. The baby boomer generation of politicians have become the thing they hated.


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2 years ago

Is Z right that the Ukraine War is the fault of the boomers? The fellow boomers I know are drained from hating Washington and don’t have enthusiasm for waging war on Ukraine for the sake of the empire. But that may just be the other boomers I know

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krustykurmudgeon
krustykurmudgeon
2 years ago

it’s almost like modern politics is meant to confuse people about who’s in charge. Like if you’re a space alien visiting – you might think that America is run by some theocratic opus dei sect of people who run the supreme court if you listen to the left – yet the right also feels victimized because they mention things like the fairfax/montgomery prosecutors leaving the scotus protestors alone and how that compares to Emmett Sullivan who has been very harsh on the J6 defendants. So it’s like both sides feel like they’re victims but both sides can also find places… Read more »

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2 years ago

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hokkoda
Member
2 years ago

People are angry at a level I have not seen in my lifetime (I’m 52). Not “throw the bums out”, but literally so angry that any mention or talk of what is going on throws them into fits of rage to the point where they just look at you and say, “I can’t talk about this. It’s so bad. I want to start shooting at everyone I see these days.” Diesel is up over $5/gal and the PPI spiked to 11% which means the official CPI will follow into double-digits soon since it’s at 8.3% now. Of course, they’ll keep… Read more »

TomA
TomA
Reply to  hokkoda
2 years ago

Accurate, but you must now act on this knowledge. Get out of the city now if you live in one. If the suburban normies are getting an itchy trigger finger, imagine what is going on in the ghettos. When things come apart later this summer, gangs of angry hormonal young males will start rampaging, looting, assaulting, robbing, and killing at random. And if you expect the local police to stop any of this, you will have earned what happens to you. Nature intends for stupid people to die out. Don’t dwell on the negatives, focus on the remedies. Get to… Read more »

RoBG
RoBG
Reply to  TomA
2 years ago

Easier said than done if you live paycheck-to-paycheck, or on a fixed income, or are underwater on your mortgage. During the lockdowns, New Yorkers were outbidding locals all over northern New England for properties sight unseen, along with the “asset management” companies. The locals are priced out. Then the flatlanders complain how the local “charm” they hoped for isn’t there. Not understanding that they *literally* hastened the destruction of a community.

TomA
TomA
Reply to  RoBG
2 years ago

This problem won’t seem so daunting when the gangs are breaking down your front door at 3am and you’re hiding in the closet hoping that your paring knife will save you. Yes, I’m sympathetic to real world realities, but a sensible alternative to selling your house at a loss is to own a used (read cheap, but reliable) RV stocked with extra fuel and food that can be used to make a fast exit when the SHTF. It’s not a perfect solution, but it’s better than nothing. You also need a plan for where to go on roads that are… Read more »

An Old Friend
An Old Friend
Reply to  TomA
2 years ago

Get to a safe place, survive the initial collapse, wait for the fog to roll in, learn to disappear into the maelstrom, become an antibody and do what antibodies must do.

Along the way, never forget that it is mathematically impossible to possess too much @mmun!t!on.

Just keep it in a cool dry storage area.

fred777
fred777
Reply to  TomA
2 years ago

Expect the local police to stop the rampage? When they got on their knees last time?

Whiskey
Whiskey
2 years ago

What is interesting is to look at the money and weapons being sent. First and most obviously it buys the loyalty of the military hierarchy (Generals and such) who can make more money on the side “advising” defense companies and retire to full time lobbyists. The loyalty of people like Milley was suspect after Afghanistan and this buys their loyalty. Second, the weapons themselves are complex and the Ukranians have neither the men nor the men with training to operate them? Who then? The CIA per Newsweek has a contractor army of about 30,000 plus support people doing paperwork, visas,… Read more »

Jack Dobson
Jack Dobson
Reply to  Whiskey
2 years ago

The “United States ” has lost already. You cannot go to war with the only/primary source of antibiotics.

There is no need to overthink this. They are looting as fast as they can. A few may think the inflation the military spending will inflate out of the whole, but most are just stuffing the silverware in their pockets.

karl von hungus
karl von hungus
Reply to  Whiskey
2 years ago

only problem with your thesis: they don’t need any fukkin’ excuses. they do what they want regardless.

A.B Prosper
A.B Prosper
Reply to  karl von hungus
2 years ago

Being as well armed as we are that’s on us.

Being sane even I was as selfish as the fools I wouldn’t do what they are doing. Stressing the middle class is one of the biggest ways to end up hanging from a lamppost.

trumpton
trumpton
Reply to  A.B Prosper
2 years ago

Which historical precedent do you base that assertion on?

WildStar
WildStar
Reply to  trumpton
2 years ago

France, Italy, Chile, a few others.

Bread and Circuses are an amazing form of control, unless you run out of bread.

trumpton
trumpton
Reply to  trumpton
2 years ago

@WildStar

Those 3 were the middle classes?

Given they only came into being in any numbers in the modern age I am struggling to see how this is true.

General population starvation I can see, but the middle class a source of revolution?

A.B Prosper
A.B Prosper
Reply to  trumpton
2 years ago

Most of the time its starts with disaffected elite but said elite won’t be able to get traction unless they have people backing them.

Students also took over Iran and that system still tuns the place.

As a right now example, a good chance back in 2020 that if President Trump wanted the brass ring the stressed middle and working classes would have backed a takeover

January 6th as useless as it was showed that yes Americans can work together Problem is leadership.

Lead, Follow or get out of the way only works when someone wants to lead.

The Greek
The Greek
Reply to  Whiskey
2 years ago

Small quibble, but the 12 generals seems to be a complete regime fabrication. Russia has openly admitted to 2 generals dying and done proper ceremonies for them. For numerous reasons, hiding that many general deaths is hard/impossible to do because of their high visibility. If you haven’t heard of the site, I highly recommend moonofalabama.org. He tries his best to cut through a lot of the GAE propaganda to try and figure out what’s really going on in Ukraine.

Chet Rollins
Chet Rollins
2 years ago

Just read the comments from this article:

https://www.foxnews.com/world/russia-withdrawing-troops-kharkiv-ukraine-war-uk-says

Just depressing.

On another note Alex Berenson, while right about Covid, continually clowns himself on substack and gets ruthlessly mocked in the comments.

Given the IQ difference between Substack readers and Foxnews readers, shouldn’t be a surprise I guess.

Ploppy
Ploppy
Reply to  Chet Rollins
2 years ago

If you think Fox is retarded, I had to listen to NBC last night. The only point where they stop reporting that Russia is losing will be when the electromagnetic pulse finally shuts off the idiot box for good.

A.B Prosper
A.B Prosper
Reply to  Chet Rollins
2 years ago

Fox is the same as the other news, caveat Tucker. They just pretend to despise us less.

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
2 years ago

Re: Biolabs in Uke

Another commenter mentioned these below so I thought I’d post a rundown of the Russian MoD’s alleged findings from the Saker:

http://thesaker.is/briefing-analysis-of-documents-related-to-the-military-biological-activities-of-the-united-states-on-the-territory-of-ukraine-may-11-2022/

This would seem to fit in with the totally unhinged Western reaction to the invasion.

An Old Friend
An Old Friend
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
2 years ago

Z: The big difference between Ukraine and Vietnam is that America has not committed troops to the war.

The big difference between Ukraine and Vietnam is that Vietnam is not Khazaria.

200 Years Together
Chapter 1. Before the 19th century
From the Beginnings in Khazaria

For those of you Boomer aficianados of pop culture who are not aware of it, their Epic National Myth is literally set in the heart of Khazaria.

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

https://www.npr.org/2022/02/25/1083155890/if-russias-invasion-of-ukraine-feels-familiar-look-to-broadway-in-the-60s

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
2 years ago

During my episodic comments on FT.com, one of my posts mentioned precisely those. I believe it was “moderated” out of existence (when I checked the next day.) Most of postings are allowed to stand. Credit to FT where due: they allow some dissent, but calling who was funding two dozen or more bio-labs in Ukraine and speculating upon their purpose apparently goes over some limit. Curious how that censorship works, isn’t it?

Karl Horst (Germany)
Karl Horst (Germany)
2 years ago

Now we can look forward to 3+ million Ukrainians settling here in Germany in the near future. And since we just finished paying off our war reparations and the reunification of East Germany, we seem to have enough coins left in our pockets we can all rejoice in the rebuilding of Ukraine over the next few decades – or at least the half Putin doesn’t get to keep. I’m sure it will be German firms that get the lions share of the building contracts. We built Russia under Catherine the Great, so why not under Putin the “Gas Price Hiker”.… Read more »

A.B Prosper
A.B Prosper
Reply to  thezman
2 years ago

The Ukrainians will win that hands down. way too many young Poles live in the UK now.

Puszczyk
Puszczyk
Reply to  thezman
2 years ago

Ukrainians will win, beacause they will have the polish government and NGOs on their side. Real estate moguls and slave-wage businessmen are also licking their chops.

trumpton
trumpton
Reply to  Karl Horst (Germany)
2 years ago

I would not worry, pretty soon Germany is going to have no oil or gas (like the rest of Europe) so won’t be building anything much.

All us Europeans are going to see what living in a pre-industrial utopia with masses of immigrants will look like. I can hardly wait.

Paintersforms
Paintersforms
Reply to  trumpton
2 years ago

“what living in a pre-industrial utopia with masses of immigrants will look like. I can hardly wait.”

Something like Detroit I imagine.

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Paintersforms
2 years ago

It will look Detroit look like a tony suburb. We’ll be rubbing greenies together to create a fire to cook the roadkill.

A.B Prosper
A.B Prosper
Reply to  trumpton
2 years ago

They’ll learn fast and the old savagery will return.They have plenty of arms and no doubt some person will come along and start the goosestepping much to the relief and joy of many

If it doesn’t, they’ll be exterminated and deserve it .

Lucius Sulla
Lucius Sulla
Reply to  Karl Horst (Germany)
2 years ago

Better Ukrainian refugees than muslim and/or African refugees

A.B Prosper
A.B Prosper
Reply to  Lucius Sulla
2 years ago

True. The Ukies have a rep as greedy demanding and ignorant children though. Like any diversity it will not go well .

I personally have only met one Ukrainian though and she was a Russian speaker told me “We are pretty much Russians anyway.” I liked her but I like Slavic women in general.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Karl Horst (Germany)
2 years ago

Look on the bright side–the Ukes will dilute the Turks a bit.

karl von hungus
karl von hungus
2 years ago

zman, what do you think/feel about your first name? how old were you when you realized what the first 6 letters spelled? i was in my mid 30’s (believe it or not). i really liked my name in elementary school, as i was always the only one in any class i was in. plus my middle name really complements the first name. do you have a good middle name? seems like chicks dig it too. do you go by the short version, or the full 11 letter deal?

Paintersforms
Paintersforms
Reply to  karl von hungus
2 years ago

Karl got the dank, or whatever the cool kids call it these days lol

karl von hungus
karl von hungus
Reply to  Paintersforms
2 years ago

no, just curious.

Paintersforms
Paintersforms
Reply to  karl von hungus
2 years ago

It’d be a lot cooler if you did.

https://youtu.be/DujzIQ-ZcWE

Just kidding around.

Dan Doffs
Dan Doffs
2 years ago

Zman wrote “Putin is the moderate in the Russian political elite. The military wanted to vaporize the Ukrainian strongholds with airpower, but Putin insisted on the slow approach”

How does Zman know this?

Yooo
Reply to  thezman
2 years ago

It is for this reason I always read with bemusement reports of Putin having cancer. I don’t understand where they are going with us. If Putin goes away his replacements will be introducing their RS 28 Sarmats to the freedom tower , Golden Gate Bridge and every other major metropolis very quickly

They don’t call those missiles Satan II for nothing

A.B Prosper
A.B Prosper
Reply to  thezman
2 years ago

This is why this blog is my first stop I do the same and my impression is Putin is very chill, likes Europeans and doesn’t really want high loses among fellow Euro Folks. Not quite No More Brother Wars but close. My Russian standards he’s outright nice . As to what Yooo said , I pretty much agree. I watched Russian news show , its propaganda scripted , two younger folks, one older guy , the patriotic hardliner The younger people were “in the Putin Tank” the older guy was borderline “nuke them till they glow” I recognized the format.… Read more »

Whiskey
Whiskey
Reply to  Dan Doffs
2 years ago

This was the judgment of both the Clinton and Bush administrations. Compared to Vladimir Zhironovsky (recently deceased) and Alexsander Dugin, Putin is a moderate. While he has adopted some of Dugin’s rhetoric, you will note Dugin has been fired as chair of his department at the University of Moscow, and is merely an adjunct professor. There are no mass graves, no mass killings, no Stalinesque denunciations in Putin’s Russia. Like it or not, he’s about as good as it gets there. In no way will Russia produce a Washington or Jefferson. But it can always get worse given their history… Read more »

Dan Doffs
Dan Doffs
Reply to  thezman
2 years ago

In 2006 I was friendly with a Russian couple — both doctors. The husband argued vehemently that Putin will be remembered (and was currently looked upon) by the Russians as being on par with Peter the Great — a staunch patriot, great leader etc. I was a bit appalled — now, I get it (from their viewpoint).

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Dan Doffs
2 years ago

Peter wasn’t considered much of a patriot by conservative Russians. His turn to the West was seen as selling out Russian values. Putin, if anything, is turning away from the West.

A.B Prosper
A.B Prosper
Reply to  Dan Doffs
2 years ago

Otto makes a good point. Putin is forming an Orthodox Civilization State as an alternative to the West. So is China and India though the later are well very foreign to us.

I suspect the West will collapse into smaller chunks and form Civilization States of their own which means a very complex less materially abundant future

dollops
dollops
Reply to  thezman
2 years ago

And not only “Russian civilization”. Putin is holding back the globalist assault on Western Civ, pending the return of Trump .. to be followed by Musk in some capacity.

Dennis Roe
Dennis Roe
Reply to  dollops
2 years ago

You all are talking about stage actors, not the unseen people pulling the strings, writing the scripts. They have all the money, stolen from us, to do whateverthefuck they want. Poison billions, wait and watch as they get sick and die. Bankrupt the middle class. Break em down, starve em, fuck em up then buy em out. Didgitaljew surveilence plantation. Have another war to kill off some more, why the fuck not.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  thezman
2 years ago

More like Ivan III, the gatherer of the Russian lands.

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  thezman
2 years ago

Other informed commentators have also mentioned that eventually historians are likely to rank Putin near, or even in the Catharine the Great/Peter the Great/Ivan the Terrible tier of Russian leaders.

Puszczyk
Puszczyk
Reply to  thezman
2 years ago

I would put him near Peter’s daughter Elizabeth (who rolled back much of the post-reform chaos and power of german nobles) or Catherine the Great who presided over a period of cautious expansion in Eurasia while settling spheres of influence with Prussia in Eastern Europe. She conquered Crimea and maintained unsteady flirt with western liberals while trying to modernize the country without upending the political order with mixed results.

karl von hungus
karl von hungus
Reply to  Dan Doffs
2 years ago

why do you think he isn’t? given uncle joe’s body count, i would think it is obvious.

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Dan Doffs
2 years ago

Because, by the law of political averages and nature, there are always neocons in any military and government baying to use their shiny new weapons systems and fill out that space on their left breast. And many Russian higher-ups have an overwhelming hatred for America for beating them in the Cold War AND turning post-Cold War Russia into an open sewer under Yeltsin.

Vizzini
Member
2 years ago

In case you weren’t quite full up on ’70s nostalgia, Nancy Pelosi wants price controls on fuel:

https://www.zerohedge.com/political/pelosi-bashes-big-oil-pitches-plan-make-gas-price-increases-illegal

Whiskey
Whiskey
Reply to  Vizzini
2 years ago

The dream is WWII style wartime rationing. This would allow total government control, you can’t buy anything outside the ration card. Of course, this is not the nation of WWII. You would have cartels happily expanding their black market into everything: tires, food, gasoline, electronics, etc. But it is predictable for the Admin/Regime. A mostly uniform nation can endure hardships in the name of nationalism. This has been the rule of history. A diverse nation needs good times to soothe away discontents and grievances and the first hint of hardship and people coalesce into racial / ethnic / religious groups.… Read more »

A.B Prosper
A.B Prosper
Reply to  Whiskey
2 years ago

Whiskey, your posts today have been exceptional and much better than the Black Pill Doomer you usually post.

Good job.

3g4me
3g4me
Reply to  Whiskey
2 years ago

Whiskey: The food rationing and price controls will follow on the fuel rationing and price controls. And millions of ‘Americans’ – including about half the legitimate White ones – will cheer. Because of ‘hoarders’ and ‘profiteers. And in the name of fairness and equality. Most people are too stupid to breathe without being told, let alone vote.

A.B Prosper
A.B Prosper
Reply to  3g4me
2 years ago

The Karens maybe but in some part of So Cal people are utterly lawless . We’ve even had outright ethnic cleansing of Blacks

An economic example, we have legal marijuana with delivery and everything. People simply prefer to buy from hookups and the cartels even though its a crime and the cost is only a bit lower .

Its so bad the legal weed industry may just vanish , poof gone since only Gen X and older buy from them

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Whiskey
2 years ago

And unlike WW2 rationing, this time it will be digitally controlled. Humans will always find a way round it, but it will be harder. We need to get rid of these people soon, folks!

RoBG
RoBG
Reply to  Vizzini
2 years ago

For the young’uns: In the 70s there was a time when you could only purchase gas on certain days based upon your license plate number. I was a little kid but I still remember it. There were lines all the time.

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  Vizzini
2 years ago

Oh there were black markets in the USA during WW II. Nevertheless, we WERE a much more law-abiding (dare I say, “white”) nation then. While they’re not easy to find, you can look up government crime statistics of the era. They’re a small fraction of today’s (e.g. homicide rate). Probably in Gary North’s 1977 book “How You Can Profit From the Coming Price Controls” (from memory, exact quote unavailable): When President Truman announced the end of the WW II era price and wage controls (~1948), he said more or less: “There have been widespread reports of violation of the price… Read more »

A.B Prosper
A.B Prosper
Reply to  Ben the Layabout
2 years ago

The only reason that the underground economy wasn’t bigger is that many people had extra ration coupons say a chicken farmer got 100 coupons and only needed 60. The rest got given away to family, friends and neighbors. This was because the amount of production was sufficient, it was just a distribution issue. Has we not had that safety valve, Our Thing and the like would have picked up the slack. The US situation right now is different , simply there won’t be anything to buy at any price for most people. Crops won’t be planted, no fuel for transport… Read more »

Coalclinker
Coalclinker
2 years ago

I may be wrong, but I think this clamor and whining about war in Ukraine will have a limited shelf life. They’re looking forward to next November, not because it’s election time, but because that’s a month when influenza and “other” viruses ramp up. By end of next winter we should realize how bad their “vaccines” have messed up the fools who took it. There may be a bubonic plague style die-off, at which time they will attack those who refused their poison. Then their war will be right here, and shortly after no one will hear anything about Slavs… Read more »

karl von hungus
karl von hungus
Reply to  Coalclinker
2 years ago

there might be a die off, but who will be left to “attack”? the loyal cadres are the most fukked of all groups. these fukkers just don’t want to share the spoils, and so have very shallow actual support. the rage heads are already sniffing the air, sensing their betrayal…

Hemid
Hemid
Reply to  Coalclinker
2 years ago

The next installment of the pandemic show is scheduled for a summer (in our hemisphere), not a winter.

Planned (announced beforehand) shortages, inflation and “market” drops, judicial resistance to current_regime (Roe reversal, MTG’s “insurrection” case, the *one* Jan 6 case that wasn’t a total railroading, etc.) leading to escalating antifa (the regime’s disciplinary org) activity, etc., suggest that *this* summer is the target.

In Australia, “resilience camp” construction continues.

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  Hemid
2 years ago

H-

I think the loons are targeting this summer because they don’t even want to chance the possibility of midterm elections because their accurate, internal polling is so horrific.

Ploppy
Ploppy
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
2 years ago

The midterms don’t matter to them, Republican or Democrat they still do the military spending scam. Sending out the loons is meant to get the disillusioned Republicans to vote harder.

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Ploppy
2 years ago

I don’t see any evidence that Dems are worried about the midterms. I’m sure they have a solution to that pesky old democracy. The best hope for us all is a total collapse of the current system. There is no fixing it.

3g4me
3g4me
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
2 years ago

Wild Geese: I think it will all happen simultaneously as the weather turns cold. Covid variant ‘x’ will suddenly appear everywhere, people will return to lockdown in homes and apartments they can no longer afford to heat, and they won’t be able to see just how high the cost of food or how low the availability will be. The government will swoop in to save the day by delivering a ‘fair share’ of food to all those locked in for their own safety.

A.B Prosper
A.B Prosper
Reply to  3g4me
2 years ago

Problem is that there is no fuel to get food to the markets and in a year or less there will be a lot less food as crops are not being planted do to lack of fertilizer and ways to get it to market.

Also everyone is well past COVID even Karen for the most part. Even in So Cal people wearing masks are starting to look weird.

Steve
Steve
Reply to  3g4me
2 years ago

I’m as misanthropic as anyone here – especially after the last 2 years – but I don’t see people buying it this time. They will have to think up something better. Maybe WW3 will do the trick.

3g4me
3g4me
Reply to  Hemid
2 years ago

Hemid – My husband just asked about that the other night. The most recent story about said camps that I could find, even using Yandex, was Oct 2021. Do you have a more recent link?

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  Coalclinker
2 years ago

If the jabbed start dropping like flies in the quantities you predict the purebloods will be sitting pretty.

Coalclinker
Coalclinker
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
2 years ago

Perhaps, but if the 60% who took their willingly administered suicide suddenly die off we will see a total collapse very soon.

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Coalclinker
2 years ago

What I can’t figure out is why the mass murderers behind this didn’t predict that the people who hate them the most were the very people the least likely NOT to take the death shot? We will be around to settle accounts.

DeplorableGranny
DeplorableGranny
Reply to  Steve
2 years ago

I actually think they thought of that. I figure they have a bio weapon that will only impact the unvaccinated. They only want the compliant left to deal with and I think more people didn’t get notavaxx than they are reporting. They have a plan. We just need to out smart them.

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  Coalclinker
2 years ago

I’ve been closely reading the “alternative” view about all things Covid-19 for well over two years now. That doesn’t make me an expert, but exposure to so much information (after, hopefully skimming of the most far-fetched) probably makes me rather well-informed compared to the average Joe Sixpack. With that disclaimer, then: The truth is that probably no one knows what the long-term side effects of the mRNA “vaccines” are. (And they were, by far, the most commonly used here in USA and probably Europe as well.) There was very limited testing of mRNA in humans prior to the pandemic. There… Read more »

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Ben the Layabout
2 years ago

Great post. I’m as tired of the “Mass Extinction!” brigade as the Covidiots. Again, we can only go on the data, but what seems to be playing out is exactly what you say: a disturbing, significant uptick in die-offs that are almost certainly caused by the jab, but not a Black Death kind of wipeout. The figures are indeed highly disturbing: an 80% increase in US millennial deaths in Aug/Sept last year, for example. However, if you look at the actual numbers (60k) rather than the %, then it’s not enough to grab the attention of the average sheep. The… Read more »

Falcone
Falcone
2 years ago

When antifa had those pallets of bricks delivered, they were delivered beforehand because antifa planned on using those weapons later

Since antifa and the government are run by the same people, only stands to reason that…..we are going to war

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  Falcone
2 years ago

If this guy’s analysis of US military flights is correct, it looks like we’ve been staging in Europe a couple months:

https://youtu.be/0ykJfVVt_cg

The US may be going in as soon as Memorial Day.

karl von hungus
karl von hungus
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
2 years ago

and then what? putin sends a bishop or a rook zooming across the board and DC and NYC go up in flames. no need for nukes, just hypersonic non-nukes. the US is not going to be sending troops in anywhere except within the US.

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Falcone
2 years ago

That’s my only criticism of Z’s otherwise excellent article: they are doing this on purpose. They are modern day Vandals.

Tars Tarkas
Tars Tarkas
2 years ago

All of those Boomers protesting Vietnam weren’t ideologically opposed to war, they were cowards who didn’t want to fight it. They were also predisposed to rooting for the communists.

But at least they had the decency to wait until they got too old to fight to become chickenhawks. Ben Shapiro was a chickenhawk from his Harvard dorm room at age 19 or 20.

JR Wirth
JR Wirth
Reply to  Tars Tarkas
2 years ago

Ben always had another passport in his dresser.

Felix Krull
Member
Reply to  Tars Tarkas
2 years ago

I suspect a lot of the anti-Vietnam stuff was about fuck America.

karl von hungus
karl von hungus
Reply to  Felix Krull
2 years ago

no, they were shit scared of going to viet nam.

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  karl von hungus
2 years ago

Weren’t people able to watch the VC ambushing US troops on the nightly news?

Arshad Ali
Arshad Ali
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
2 years ago

“Weren’t people able to watch the VC ambushing US troops on the nightly news?”

Yes, that’s why many of the “anti-war” protesters were afraid. Of course the anti-war movement collapsed once conscription came to an end. But there was more than just cowardice — there was never any clear logic to the war. Fighting and risking your life for what exactly? Certainly not to protect your family. It was clear that this was a stupid war of choice being waged by morons on the US side. Like the US wars of choice today.

Steve
Steve
Reply to  karl von hungus
2 years ago

Yep. By sheer coincidence, the protests vanished when the draft ended.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Felix Krull
2 years ago

There is no question about it. And fuck the West while you’re about it.

Bilejones
Member
Reply to  Felix Krull
2 years ago

Or it could be that they knew enough about America to know it wasn’t founded as a War Factory.

How’s that working out for you?

RoBG
RoBG
Reply to  Bilejones
2 years ago

You mean “avoid foreign entanglements” like GW advised in his farewell speech? Wouldn’t that have been nice.

Felix Krull
Member
Reply to  Bilejones
2 years ago

That is not the impression I get. America has been the Arsenal of Democracy since WWI and apart from a small number of Pat Buchanan-types, dodgy arms exports is not what primarily concerns the American anti-war movements.

Arshad Ali
Arshad Ali
Reply to  Tars Tarkas
2 years ago

“All of those Boomers protesting Vietnam weren’t ideologically opposed to war, they were cowards who didn’t want to fight it.”

Correct. That’s why the anti-war movement collapsed once the government stopped conscription.

krustykurmudgeon
krustykurmudgeon
Reply to  Tars Tarkas
2 years ago

my guess is that a lot of the opposition to the war was over spiting the man which even though the country was run by people like Lyndon Johnson or Abe Fortas, they still imagined the man to be someone like John Wayne or Ronald Reagan.

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  Tars Tarkas
2 years ago

I think we are judging the anti-war protesters of Vietnam era a bit harshly. Now I can talk, since I’m a very late boomer who was about 13 when the war ended. Now, as then, it may make some of us feel “patriotic” to make fun of the coward draft-dodgers. Sure, that was a factor, but I’ve seen little mention of simple ideology. I think it’s a cheap shot to call anyone back then who was anti-war a “communist sympathizer” or whatever. Probably, millions of Americans were opposed to the war because they were of the opinion that it was… Read more »

LookBehindTheCurtain
LookBehindTheCurtain
Reply to  Tars Tarkas
2 years ago

The references to Boomer, or Gen-X, or Millennial, etc. is ignorant. It is just another tool to keep people divided. What sense is there in referring to Boomer’s protesting the Vietnam War when it was also Boomer’s fighting it? Why refer to lazy whatever generation when there are very industrious members as well as the parasites? It only serves the puppet masters who don’t want us to look at them. The FBI was/is evil across all generational cohorts.

WJ16
WJ16
Reply to  Tars Tarkas
2 years ago

It was a pos war. They were right to oppose it and stay out of it. If more of the people had served had done the same thing it wouldn’t have lasted so long.

old coyote
old coyote
Reply to  WJ16
2 years ago

Most boomers who signed up (or allowed themselves to be drafted) had “greatest generation(LOL) fathers who fought in the “good war” (more lol). living up to their fathers was important – fighting the commies- we were totally brainwashed fools – gosh like todays ???

JR Wirth
JR Wirth
2 years ago

As the economy continues to slide into the abyss, I see no reason for our politicians to turn inward just because the population wants them to do that. When have primaries even mattered in the last 20 years? These ghouls are locked in. Also, the defense spending according to these imbeciles needs to increase to take up the economic slack, as both sides of the aisle actually believe in the broken window fallacy as described by Bastiat. Also, these arms are not merely dropped at the Ukrainian border with pizzas. We have people embedded all over Ukraine, directing and choreographing… Read more »

karl von hungus
karl von hungus
Reply to  JR Wirth
2 years ago

nah, they are gassed, gasping for air now. it will de-escalate and another inner party faction will take over. look for a period of relative calm to ensue.

JR Wirth
JR Wirth
Reply to  karl von hungus
2 years ago

There is no other inner party faction. The inner party is self selecting. There’s not even much of a generational difference among them. They somehow found people my age that are exactly the dame as some Diane Feinstein. The sameness is frightening and incredibly uniform. These people are tied together at the hip.

Falcone
Falcone
Reply to  JR Wirth
2 years ago

They’re a cult

But probably more like a coven

Paintersforms
Paintersforms
Reply to  JR Wirth
2 years ago

I bet they were always that way but the public wasn’t.

Felix Krull
Member
Reply to  JR Wirth
2 years ago

No one really knows how WW3 will go, but it would involve a draft

They’d probably start the war just so they can draft people and put the rest of us under martial law. Our betters have about had it with the catcalls and the rotten tomatoes and the downright disrespect – it’s time for Mister Nice Guy to take a coffee break.

The time for Mister Nice Guy is up.

Felix Krull
Member
Reply to  Felix Krull
2 years ago

Edit button, FFS!

manc
manc
Reply to  Felix Krull
2 years ago

DC freaked out about Jan 6 because it was an insult to their perceived dignity and class status. Same reason they all lost their shit over Trump.

ProZNoV
ProZNoV
Reply to  Felix Krull
2 years ago

Every fighting man worth having is going to identify as female the second their draft number comes up.

I’m not even joking. These are the rules we live under now.

Captain Willard
Captain Willard
Reply to  JR Wirth
2 years ago

JR – I love you but c’mon man, a draft ??! They just lowered the fitness standard for the fatty volunteers. You can only imagine how out of shape the draftees would be. They would just get in the way in any case.

We will have Blackwater-like mercs to run this war off the books and out of sight until everyone tires of it and moves on to the next grift.

Ploppy
Ploppy
Reply to  Captain Willard
2 years ago

Conscripts are used as cannon fodder so the useful soldiers are less likely to get destroyed.

A.B Prosper
A.B Prosper
Reply to  Ploppy
2 years ago

Not in modern warfare. They just die. Its also a risk that any White boys defect and join the Russians

Patriotism for clown world is not a thing since Biden

Also the last thing you want to do is train millions more people in modern warfare, accustom them to military disciple and following orders

Some ambitious low ranking officer hell a corporal comes along and you get a revolution.

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  JR Wirth
2 years ago

Perhaps. But consider the possibility that most men of draft age might not be very warm to the idea of a draft or serving in the army of a failed nation. They might decide the time had come to form armies of their own. 😶 Things may not have deteriorated to that point, but they seem to be meandering down that rutted road…

DeplorableGranny
DeplorableGranny
Reply to  JR Wirth
2 years ago

I was looking at some footage of recent tanks that had been destroyed in the Ukraine and I was wondering why the tanks already looked rusty. Is this normal? Or is it that color due to the chemical/gas/powder that was used to destroy it?

Din C. Nuttin
Din C. Nuttin
2 years ago

We can still enjoy the theatre (until the popcorn runs out) of Nancy quoting Matthew 25:34-40 “feed my people…” as the rationale for $40 billion infusion of our money into the Ukraine. She doesn’t quote the bible or her church on abortion, or even the passages condemning queers. Where are the lightning bolts when you need them?

Chet Rollins
Chet Rollins
Reply to  Din C. Nuttin
2 years ago

Used to watch Meet the Press religiously 25 or so years ago. The more I look back the more I realize it was just a better theatre production back then. At least people like Tim Russert made it seem like you were having an actual debate with actual meaning.

Watching politics now is, the paraphrase a film reviewer whose name escapes me, “A dumb show designed to make people feel smart.”

trumpton
trumpton
Reply to  Chet Rollins
2 years ago

Should have been called “Take the Piss”

Captain Willard
Captain Willard
Reply to  Chet Rollins
2 years ago

I regret every fricking minute I spent watching that Sunday morning crap. I should have been gardening or playing more with my kids. Haven’t watched since W Admin…

krustykurmudgeon
krustykurmudgeon
Reply to  Chet Rollins
2 years ago

Is there a story on why they got rid of David Gregory? He was a decent replacement for Russert from what I know. Chuck Todd, on the other hand, did to MTP what Zucker did to CNN – turned it from a respected channel/program into a political reality show.

JR Wirth
JR Wirth
Reply to  Din C. Nuttin
2 years ago

She’s mocking God himself. That’s what she’s doing. As she ages, ungracefully, and is staring into hell without even knowing it. One day, not far into the future, she’ll slip away, and that very second she’ll understand. Too late Nancy.

Judgeandjury
Judgeandjury
Reply to  JR Wirth
2 years ago

“Too late Nancy.”

Maybe she will beg God to let her go back, and warn her brothers…

c matt
c matt
Reply to  Judgeandjury
2 years ago

But even if one were to come back from the dead, yet they would still not believe.

JerseyJeffersonian
JerseyJeffersonian
Reply to  c matt
2 years ago

A hard saying, yet absolutely true when dealing with thoroughgoing sinners.

And who would know better?

Ploppy
Ploppy
Reply to  Judgeandjury
2 years ago

How do we know He didn’t already? Has anyone tried throwing holy water on her or hitting her with a silver or enchanted weapon of +2 or better quality?

trumpton
trumpton
Reply to  Din C. Nuttin
2 years ago

To be fair she did not specify who “her people” actually are.

For all you know she is being accurate that the $40 billion and counting in money laundering will actually be going to her people.

Bilejones
Member
Reply to  trumpton
2 years ago

Meanwhile back in Resident Biden’s homeland

“Starving American Babies Disguise Selves As Ukrainian Soldiers In Hopes Of Getting $40 Billion In Federal Aid”

https://babylonbee.com/news/starving-american-babies-sneak-into-ukraine-in-hopes-of-receiving-federal-aid

La-Z-Man
La-Z-Man
Reply to  Din C. Nuttin
2 years ago

She had to read the bible verse, can’t even be bothered to memorize a short verse to at least appear like a real Christian.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
2 years ago

That concluding paragraph is a killer, so to speak. And Boomer hypocrisy–unhinged cynicism, more like it–applies not only to their martial volte face, but also their stances on free speech and racism. The very Boomers who led the antiwar movement in the 60s, also led the free speech movement and the crusade against racism. Where do those Boomers stand now on those subjects? The answer is obvious. Thanks to the Boomers and their epigoni, speech in AINO has never been more restricted, and so-called “anti-racism” has morphed into anti-white racism. And this is why I say cynicism instead of hypocrisy:… Read more »

JR Wirth
JR Wirth
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
2 years ago

They will sell out everyone and everything for their Medicare, just as they sold the country out for bonus rooms and wet bars in the 80’s. Medicare won’t pay for an aspirin when we hit our budget crisis in a few years, so it’ll be fitting that they put plastic bags over their heads and check out, dying as selfishly as they lived. Maybe Lululemon can make a designer suicide kit for the more stylish ones. They still cling to the racial healing shtick as well. That too will unwind as in 10 years the country will be more racially… Read more »

Mow Noname
Mow Noname
Reply to  JR Wirth
2 years ago

Do not fret: both the army and naval academies accepted a young, fresh faced young man from my son’s high school.
Athletic, nice, not the top or close to the top of his class.
Anyone care to play, “guess the demographic”?
What’s pathetic is, this man would rock college at flyover-state. Instead, he is just a reminder to my son that our rulers hate him, his family and everyone who looks like him.

3g4me
3g4me
Reply to  Mow Noname
2 years ago

Mow Noname: Remind your son that he really doesn’t want to be in any branch of the military service for a country that hates him, taking orders from an alien demographic and/or a trannie. The service academies are now filled with heavyset, heavy handed nogger women, various aflete exam cheaters for whom they’ve suspended the honor code, etc. A painful lesson, but one best learned as early as possible.

Angry Saxon
Angry Saxon
Reply to  3g4me
2 years ago

There is now no moral rationale for joining the US military (or any federal government position). There really never was but, since the widespread adoption of the internet ignorance of the reality is no excuse.

DeplorableGranny
DeplorableGranny
Reply to  3g4me
2 years ago

I read a comment one day from a white American man that was in IT until he was replaced by a H1B East Indian Man. He said when he lost his job to the H1B replacement he got a job as a Plummer apprentice and after 4 years used his 401K to start his own company. He was called out to a home for an emergency plumbing issue? It was his replacement. He double his price and the guy had to pay it under the circumstances. He said the work was harder physically and dirtier, but HD made more as… Read more »

Norham Foul
Norham Foul
Reply to  JR Wirth
2 years ago

Damn, I need to go Obama, Photoshop me a new birth certificate moving my mid-sixties birth-date to say, 1970? I think I can pull that off. Will I avoid the the plastic bag brigades?

Auld Mark
Auld Mark
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
2 years ago

My only quibble with this is the use of boomers instead of left wing crazies. Ostei, we weren’t all mind numbed robots.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Auld Mark
2 years ago

You’re quite right. However, I’m afraid most of the non-Leftist Boomers are now just GOP house nuggras. Present company excepted, of course.

Paintersforms
Paintersforms
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
2 years ago

All I know is, the more boomers that have moved to my neck of the woods, the more Orwellian-named developments, the more big box stores, the more traffic, the more woke, the less freedom, the more multicult. When I was a kid, they came here to raise their families in a decent place. It rankled seeing farmland being paved over and old blue collar towns being made bourgeois, but it was limited and not intolerable. Nowadays the newcomers are looking for a nice place to die, and the enterprise looks to be taking everything with it. I rarely hear anyone… Read more »

Boarwild
Boarwild
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
2 years ago

Yeah – the Boomers were all about “standin’ up to ‘the man” until they became “the man” then demanded unfettered obedience.

Paintersforms
Paintersforms
Reply to  Boarwild
2 years ago

Kind of like the US after the Cold War ended, which happened around the same time. Interesting coincidence.

Lucius Sulla
Lucius Sulla
2 years ago

“they think it is good politics to mock the baby formula shortage as Putin propaganda.”

Check the physiognomy of the person to whom Z refers:

https://ballotpedia.org/Jamie_Raskin

3g4me
3g4me
Reply to  Lucius Sulla
2 years ago

Lucius Sulla: The formula is going to the neediest – the brown horde at the southern border.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/washington-secrets/illegal-migrants-first-to-get-pallets-of-hard-to-find-baby-formula

Anonymous White Male
Anonymous White Male
2 years ago

“This latest package has the feel of last call at a party that should have ended long ago.” The first time I felt the party was about to end was in the mid-80’s after I learned the pernicious power of interest bearing economies. All through the 90’s I was, “Just a matter of time!” After 9/11, it was obvious to me that we were about to collapse. Then the magic negro was inaugurated and I was, “Any minute now!” After Trump was elected, I thought that he was just a token designed to get Whitey back to the table, but… Read more »

Paintersforms
Paintersforms
2 years ago

It’s the last hurrah, but not for everybody. If this isn’t your story, you already know it, you already know yours starts next. Don’t forget it.

I am Ben Franklin's Syphillitic cancre
I am Ben Franklin's Syphillitic cancre
2 years ago

One of the common Boomer gripes to Boomer bashing, aside from the low hanging fruit of NABALT, is that the ruling class of geriatrics, or at least those at the very top, are mostly ‘Silents’. From a practical standpoint, they are politically very similar. The Silents talk a much bigger civnat/bootstrap game but aren’t as solipsistically degenerate as the stereotypical Boomer. Neither lived through (or were old enough to remember) the hardships that the ‘Greatest’ dealt with, particularly the poverty and scarcity of the Depression and pre-antibiotic healthcare. Both groups, almost to a man at the political leadership level, are… Read more »

Glenfilthie
Glenfilthie
Member
2 years ago

“ The baby boomer generation of politicians have become the thing they hated…”

And sadly… so it must go for the kids. Young men that were patriots are going to have to wise up, because any way you cut this, America is not defending the moral high ground. I advise the kids to stay out of the military, and if those cretins impose a draft – burn your cards the same way Blowjob Bill Clinton did. There is no honour or moral high ground to be found in that war.

Chet Rollins
Chet Rollins
Reply to  Glenfilthie
2 years ago

There’s something to be said for joining the military for tactical education you can’t get anywhere else, but listening to some podcasts with ex-military people it sounds like very little knowledge is actually gained, the majority of time being spent on silly busywork.

In any case, we need dissident millionaires more than we need dissident colonels. The new order is more about money than overt military force.

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Chet Rollins
2 years ago

As with anything else, it depends on who you know and what you’re looking for. A good friend of mine did a 4-year stint with the 25th ID and is also Ranger qualified, we also have three qualified Scouts in our group. Twice a month a few of us get together and go through the basics of small unit maneuvers. We live in a semi-rural area and since we are dressed in civvies and are not carrying weapons when we practice, it doesn’t raise anyone’s attention. We also practice a number of other things, mostly in town and on the… Read more »

A.B Prosper
A.B Prosper
Reply to  Chet Rollins
2 years ago

The only reason to serve is to learn to shoot, move and communicate. Oh and also how to network and have some military discipline. All useful for boogs

Jack Dobson
Jack Dobson
Reply to  Glenfilthie
2 years ago

Just a gut feeling, but the only potential good cannon fodder, White males, are not registering with Selective Service. You hear a shit ton of radio commercials recently on cuck radio encouraging registration. I think I’m right with that guess. Of course, if they start hunting down unregistered Juans and Shitaviouses things will get jumpy. Odds are good the development of AI soldiers is the new Manhattan Project.

ProZNoV
ProZNoV
Reply to  Jack Dobson
2 years ago

Here’s an interesting fact.

There’s ladies in my family who have kids (my nieces/nephews) who had no idea that boys were even required to register for the draft.

They’re all in on giiirrrlllll powerrrrr! But they’re not sending their daughters to war, and they seriously think that telling their sons not to register will somehow keep them safe.

Can we repeal the 19th Amendment yet?

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  ProZNoV
2 years ago

My personal experience is about 42 years out of date, but at least ca. 1980, about the only downside of not having registered with Selective Service was it made one ineligible for education loans. Perhaps other programs, too.

I may not be representative of my generation, but I was rather skeptical of the government even as a teen. I doubt this trend has reversed in the decades since.

RoBG
RoBG
Reply to  Jack Dobson
2 years ago

I don’t know how it is now, but within the last decade they wouldn’t process a edu loan app, grant security clearances, etc., until proof of registration w/ SSS was provided by all men 18-26, including non-citizens residing in the US.

Jack Dobson
Jack Dobson
Reply to  RoBG
2 years ago

That’s still the case. Simultaneously, young White men are not going to college as much, either, or getting involved with the Empire. I would like to see some hard stats on SS registration but I’m hearing panic. They demonized the only group worth a damn and those dudes have woken up. Maybe Uncle Loyd’s lips will leave Raytheon’s crotch for a nanosecond and he can declare the military has been cleansed of White nationalists and assorted other scum, who also need to register ASAP.

RoBG
RoBG
Reply to  Jack Dobson
2 years ago

That’s good. Unless someone is determined to pursue a career path in medicine or engineering, etc., I’d say skip Uni. Or do something like Harvard Extension, where they routinely have to slow down the night classes because they keep getting ahead of the residential students and that’s bad for business.

Horace
Horace
Reply to  Glenfilthie
2 years ago

“America is not defending the moral high ground.”

Oligarchy is an evil wherever it surfaces. If whatever postwar settlement Putin imposes on former Ukraine involves dispossession of the property of the internationalist oligarchs like Kolomoisky (currently residing in Israel), then the thunder of Russian artillery may be remembered by Ukrainians as the sound of liberation.

krustykurmudgeon
krustykurmudgeon
Reply to  Glenfilthie
2 years ago

as someone who’s not a boomer (i’m 31) a lot of the things i hate are stuff the boomers had nothing to do with. Like I wasn’t alive when boomers were young but on the topic of weddings I don’t seem to recall boomers proposing in public or having a stranger take a picture of them proposing. There also weren’t “engagement photo-shoots” or “destination weddings”.

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
2 years ago

I admit I haven’t followed the news of the war too closely, largely under the not unreasonable assumption that our biased media all but censors the other side’s news, and even if they didn’t, default skepticism decrees that 99% of what I’d read would be lies. Propaganda is the rule in peace time, but doubly so during a war. All is not as it seems, I would opine. Putin a “moderate”? Maybe, but to these cynical ears, that sounds like an attempt to weakly excuse Russia. But let’s unpack the claim that Putin wanted a slow approach. What, exactly, would… Read more »

Glenfilthie
Glenfilthie
Member
Reply to  Ben the Layabout
2 years ago

C8mon Ben. Unless you’re trolling, you’re smarter than that.

How long was America in Iraq? Viet Nam? Afghanistan? And those were third and second world countries.

The Ukraine and Russia are peer countries. They are both militarized with first world weapons and they are both dug in. Unless the WMDs come out, there will be no quick end to this thing.

Lapupthelies
Lapupthelies
Reply to  Glenfilthie
2 years ago

Agree – after 20 years of war against a country that never invaded us.

After the outgoing (“next stop, Willoughby,” but replace that destination with “Hades”) Secretary of State, she of the money quote celebrating the death of 500,000 Iraqi children by denying food and medicine is eulogized by the POTATUS, “freedom had no greater champion”….

… it’s as if the Kellog-Briand Pact (‘outlawing war’) was in force.

Since our betters embrace history just beginning today, the very act of making war is de facto “immoral”.

I have a new term, replacing “Normie”. It’s “retard”.

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  Glenfilthie
2 years ago

Not trolling. In this context, “troll” would mean to deliberately instigate conflict or argument. I’m being argumentative, but in the sense that I want to ask probing questions, and perhaps educate myself in process. Consider me the impudent child who, after asking his Dad what’s in the glass and being told it’s ice water, asks “What’s the olive for?” 😀 [Credit to an old cartoon.] I admitted — openly — that I have deliberately not been following the news. I am not highly informed about either nation. At least from my (admittedly naive) view, I thought I was raising what… Read more »

Card Stock
Card Stock
Reply to  Ben the Layabout
2 years ago

“That shows something is very wrong with Russia’s execution of their invasion” They invaded with too few troops because their war doctrine, partly based on US high-tech wars in the Middle East, was wrong. Ukraine isn’t Iraq; modern weapons, better geography, better army, more unified population, foreign resupply, etc. Russia needed manpower and a huge focus on artillery–and a willingness to kill Zelensky at the outset. Russian leadership had the chance to rectify this mistake by calling up their reserves (of which they have a couple million), which would have allowed them to more quickly end the conflict while providing… Read more »

JerseyJeffersonian
JerseyJeffersonian
Reply to  Card Stock
2 years ago

No, Putin and his military and diplomatic advisors were always aware of the possibility that the US/NATO might get more directly involved, and putting more of his military in harm’s way should this happen, fixed in place, and more vulnerable to such an attack, would have been a mistake. So, these forces are being held back to give the US/NATO pause. The Russians seem to have elected to engage in a combination of manuever warfare, stand-off weaponry to destroy the capabilities of Ukrainian army, airforce, and navy to act in a coordinated manner, and maskirova (deception), and very successfully indeed.… Read more »

(((They))) Live
(((They))) Live
Reply to  Ben the Layabout
2 years ago

Well the war would have been over weeks ago if NATO stayed out of it, the Ukrainian army could well collapse in the next few weeks or even tomorrow, its hard to say. they have been very brave and continue to fight on but at some point even the hardcore have to start wondering, whats the point, they die like suckers so the US can weaken Russia. Doing a deal with Russia today might keep Odessa and access to the Black sea, but if the Russians take all the coast line, its hard to see them give any of it… Read more »

karl von hungus
karl von hungus
Reply to  Ben the Layabout
2 years ago

the slow approach involved far fewer personnel, and left more in reserve in case NATO decided to go all in.

Card Stock
Card Stock
Reply to  karl von hungus
2 years ago

The slow approached led NATO to believe the Russians are weak, so they sent weapons to Ukraine, prolonging the conflict. It has also caused Finland to consider NATO membership and an alliance with the UK. Going all in as of a few weeks ago would have ended this and intimidated other countries into minding their own business.

Good ol' Rebel
Good ol' Rebel
Reply to  karl von hungus
2 years ago

I think Karl has it. You cant send in your whole army to the southwest if you think NATO might try to start a land war in Finland, the baltic states, Poland, etc. You have to keep the “big guns” in reserve to stop the ukraine action from becomming a continent-wide land war. And also money. Every $200 million dollar f35 some GI Jane trying to impress daddy plows into a flight deck is paid for with funnymoney debt in the US, but the russians have to pay hard currency they taxed out of their people. It’s about $75,000 in… Read more »

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  Ben the Layabout
2 years ago

Maybe, just maybe, Orthodox don’t want to slaughter Orthodox.

The East were a soulful people.
Perhaps they still are. Religion is the language of human emotion, which can’t be viewed through the cold lens of election numbers and profits and piracy.

c matt
c matt
Reply to  Ben the Layabout
2 years ago

I mean, there is an obvious answer: if the goal is to annex or least create a neutral buffer zone smashing the place to smithereens is not likely productive, with all the rebuilding required and destabilization it would cause right on your border. US tactics are different because US goals are different. The US can afford to smash a place to smithereens because: (1) it doesn’t give a sh!t about people, and (2) those places are nowhere near us nor do we intend to make them part of our own (at least not in the sense of annexing for settlement).… Read more »

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  c matt
2 years ago

We DID take parts of northern Mexico ca. 1848. Since that time, they are variously called Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. Texas was thrown in as sort of a fringe benefit.

But your point is well made.

Bilejones
Member
Reply to  Ben the Layabout
2 years ago

You clearly have bought the bullshit that Globohomo media and Stave Sailer promulgate.

Read what Putin has said from day one what his goals are and tell me where he’s failing.
If you’re still having trouble reading, this picture might help.

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Jack Dobson
Jack Dobson
2 years ago

Like all Third World countries, the inhabitants of the United States know this is just large-scale looting and simply shrug their shoulders. A few realize it is end-stage empire. You are correct that the widespread opposition and indifference to the war, particularly among the Griller types, is a new phenomenon. Not a majority but a near-majority. As prices escalate (inflation is a feature, not a bug) opposition will widen. Politics are a fool’s game in a corrupt oligarchy, but it is a tell that so many Republican candidates are anti-war. Of course, they will be destroyed. The Europeans are vassals… Read more »

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  Jack Dobson
2 years ago

For pessimism, well done. I still have perhaps a month’s worth of canned food from the pandemic stockpile, as well about 199 rounds of ammo, with 1 round left over for…. 🙁

Card Stock
Card Stock
Reply to  Ben the Layabout
2 years ago

I’ve saved around two hundred pounds of vacuum-sealed dried foods for the coming famine. LOL. I’ve got beans, rice, mashed potatoes and pancake mix to last for a long time. I plan on buying about 50 pounds more per month for the rest of the year. Perhaps paranoid, but with inflation I think it’s a good long-term investment in any case.

Arshad Ali
Arshad Ali
Reply to  Card Stock
2 years ago

No more paranoid than it would have been to do all this in the Weimar Germany of 1921. In my humble opinion you just can’t be sufficiently well prepared for the trials and tribulations ahead. Let the feeble-minded call you deranged.

Ploppy
Ploppy
Reply to  Card Stock
2 years ago

You need canned stuff for about a month while waiting out the fallout since you can’t cook and don’t want to use up your drinking water.

A.B Prosper
A.B Prosper
Reply to  Ben the Layabout
2 years ago

Keep two rounds for that if one misfires.

Evil Sandmich
Evil Sandmich
Reply to  Jack Dobson
2 years ago

The Euros never did fix the debt issues, they just papered it over by refinanced at a lower rate and then kept racking up more debt. They will soon face a choice of either currency destruction via inflation or kicking Greece, Spain, and (especially) Italy out of the block as their debts are completely unmanageable.

c matt
c matt
Reply to  Evil Sandmich
2 years ago

I am far from an international finance expert, but if Greece, Spain and Italy get kicked out, what’s to stop them from simply saying their debt is hereby jubileed, suckas (aside from the obvious implication of war to enforce the debts)? I guess they get kicked out of international trade with the countries that remain loyal? Their currency becomes worthless (but isn’t already)? Locked out of SWIFT? Those things are no small potatoes, but isn’t the effect of those contingencies already on the horizon?

Arshad Ali
Arshad Ali
Reply to  Evil Sandmich
2 years ago

Agreed but France is not far behind either. The French nightmare is that one day they wake up and find out they’ve become Italy.

karl von hungus
karl von hungus
Reply to  Jack Dobson
2 years ago

disagree. risk of nuke exchange has gone down as rus battlefield successes have accumulated. very low now. thank Crom.

Good ol' Rebel
Good ol' Rebel
Reply to  karl von hungus
2 years ago

Karl, you are right, but there is a substituition effect. Have you ever know an emotionally incontenent anti-masculine mindset to accept loss on point A without trying to reinflame over point B? Since Ukraine is not becoming Afganistan part 3, will the GAE Cloud people accept defeat and peacefully withdraw? Or will they double down and try again, and harder?

A.B Prosper
A.B Prosper
Reply to  karl von hungus
2 years ago

Crom indeed.

His gods were simple and understandable; Crom was their chief, and he lived on a great mountain, whence he sent forth dooms and death. It was useless to call on Crom, because he was a gloomy, savage god, and he hated weaklings. But he gave a man courage at birth, and the will and might to kill his enemies, which, in the Cimmerian’s mind, was all any god should be expected to do.”

Coalclinker
Coalclinker
2 years ago

Isn’t something that when the Boomers were in their youth protesting Vietnam, America was at its economic height. My town of Ashland, Kentucky had a 5000 man integrated steel mill, two oil refineries, and the biggest single rail terminal in the Western World. Now they’re demolishing our steel mill that was there 147 years, the rail yard is just a place to park unused rail stock, and the oil refinery is laying off people and about to get sold off to another grifter corporation. The Boomer Cloud People oversaw all of this, and still think all is well……for them I… Read more »

Glenfilthie
Glenfilthie
Member
Reply to  Coalclinker
2 years ago

I know that it’s all about the uniparty. I know both parties are shilling this scam for all they were worth.

But… would any of this happened with Trump in charge?

Coalclinker
Coalclinker
Reply to  Glenfilthie
2 years ago

Trump was just a new boss in the same rotten and dying system.

c matt
c matt
Reply to  Glenfilthie
2 years ago

My take on Trump – a showman who did not realize how deep the rot went or at least thought he could do more than he could. In the end, when he finally came to the realization, he had to find a way out that would not ruin his brand too much, bit would also save his skin. I think that is the reason for leaving the J6 political prisoners twisting in the wind. Look what it got M.T. Green. He was willing to rock the boat, but not enough to tip it over. Trump was a stalemate or at… Read more »

B125
B125
Reply to  Coalclinker
2 years ago

You guys were the first ones to get a glimpse of what was coming. Most of the then-middle and upper class didn’t care because they didn’t think it would affect them. Next step is to flood the last high paying segment of the US economy with cheap labour (tech industry). Tech wages are super low in Canada due to our open borders policy and most Canadians (and immigrants once they get citizenship here) in the field go south. Every year I hear different drums beating to open the borders for the US tech industry, at which point it will go… Read more »

Arshad Ali
Arshad Ali
Reply to  B125
2 years ago

First they came for the blue-collar working class and I did not speak out because I was not blue-collar

Then they came for the lower-middle class and I did not speak out because I was not lower-middle class

Then they came for the upper-middle class and there was no-one left to speak for me.

trumpton
trumpton
Reply to  Arshad Ali
2 years ago

Man that quote is tiresome and cringeworthy at the same time.

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  B125
2 years ago

In my MIC firm Third World types are sprouting up like mushrooms in the middle management ranks.

SidV
SidV
Reply to  Coalclinker
2 years ago

Hey man, I went to Boyd co. HS. They shutdown AK?

Coalclinker
Coalclinker
Reply to  SidV
2 years ago

Yep and they blew up Amanda Furnace back in March. It’s all being torn down

Melissa
Melissa
2 years ago

My kids and I visited a mall (yes, they still exist) just south of the imperial capital. I’d been just a few times before but it is now unrecognizable. The parking lot was littered with garbage and debris. The grounds were covered in empty boxes and plastic bags. The food court may have been even worse. We were surrounded by a sea of burqas and some tiny Guatemalans. I wondered what the handful other white people thought of this experience. It almost seems as though many are somehow wired and programmed to simply not notice. It was depressing and sad… Read more »

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  Melissa
2 years ago

Here in the SF of western NY we now have a 22 year-old burqa on one of the network newscasts, “breaking barriers.”

Uh huh.

KGB
KGB
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
2 years ago

An hour west of you and the number of towel heads seems to grow every time I do some shopping in Buffalo’s southtowns. As Z-Man says, “Who asked for this?”

B125
B125
Reply to  KGB
2 years ago

About 20 years behind the Toronto suburbs. If you want to see some real shit try Brampton or Mississauga.

But yeah. Every Bengali, Arab, Indian, and Pakistani seems to have “relatives” in New York that they go visit now.

KGB
KGB
Reply to  B125
2 years ago

Mississauga (and Scarborough) seem to be heavily East Asian, but maybe I just haven’t hit the South Asian areas. Not sure about Brampton. At any rate, for all the talk about how lilly-white Minneapolis has been touched with the tar brush, Toronto takes a back seat to no one in terms of how a highly functioning, peaceful, white city has been demographically destroyed. It took less than 2 generations.

Guns or Roses
Guns or Roses
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
2 years ago

The Canadian national public broadcaster’s main anchor is one.

Grating voice, many stumbles while talking, but checks two boxes.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
2 years ago

Breaking civilization.

Peabody
Peabody
Reply to  Melissa
2 years ago

My husband, who usually scoffs at this sort of observation when I bring it up, had the same reaction a couple years ago after a trip to a low rent mall on the outskirts of Portland. Malls have always been a symbol of America fundamentally heading in the wrong direction. Now they have come to full fruition-either half empty hulks surrounded by deserted gigantic concrete tundras or dangerous places for the newly arrived to congregate who have no idea this place wasn’t always so cheap and ugly. Avoiding this dynamic is the order of the day. The number of agreeable… Read more »

Melissa
Melissa
Reply to  Peabody
2 years ago

Peabody:
Malls really have been a symbol of America, in many ways.

It was kind of funny, one of my kids found a five dollar bill on the ground in the parking lot that day on our way back to the car.
That money of the ground is yet another symbol of America.

Mow Noname
Mow Noname
Reply to  Peabody
2 years ago

There are two types of malls:
1. Nice ones; and,
2. Ones white people used to go to.

Arshad Ali
Arshad Ali
Reply to  Peabody
2 years ago

The mega malls of today are just one part of a system that is tottering inexorably towards collapse. The process begins with the giant factories in East Asia (for garments add Central America), then shipment via gigantic container ships, then the transport to these mega malls. All of this working on the basis of fiat dollars and persistent and increasing current account deficits. It was clear to me 25 years ago that this couldn’t last and that the end would be ugly. Another part of this process of globalization has been the process of mass immigration (legal or otherwise), which… Read more »

RoBG
RoBG
Reply to  Peabody
2 years ago

ME or OR? (Not that there’s much difference other than the weather.)

Peabody
Peabody
Reply to  RoBG
2 years ago

Oregon. I have left the area thankfully but need to come back frequently. Every time I do it’s worse than before. My feeling now is Portland was slated for destruction. Just to see how fast the overlords could take a nice, functional city down. Or just because they can. A test case. The answer is in less than 10 years.

Guns or Roses
Guns or Roses
Reply to  RoBG
2 years ago

Portland ME is big on Somalis but not as bad per capita as Lewiston if I recall.

South Portland has mega malls and big chain restaurants. I recall years ago going to a Vinny T’s (a now defunct Boston brand, formerly named Vinny Testa’s, name changed for obvious reasons). The place seemed like it was out of Goodfellas. Huge, grandiose, gaudy decor, giant booths. Great food. Now we go to 99, kids eat free when sox win.

krustykurmudgeon
krustykurmudgeon
Reply to  Peabody
2 years ago

malls suck but the thing I hate is the “five over ones”.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Melissa
2 years ago

You should try driving through New Brunswick New Jersey. Than again, maybe not.

usNthem
usNthem
2 years ago

It’s infuriating to see our dips*** politicians in front of the camera, telling us in oh so serious tones how we have to stand fast with sacred Ukraine against “war criminal” led Russia. They apparently have no idea how stupidly foolish they look. Very few (although too many unfortunately) are going to buy into this BS as food begins disappearing, prices for what’s left, including fuel go through the roof, the market tanking and illegal sludge continuing to flood across the southern border. How long will Russia put up with our psychotic shenanigans? How long will the EU, in the… Read more »

karl von hungus
karl von hungus
Reply to  usNthem
2 years ago

i have to think russia is quite pleased with the dysfunction in the west. it allows them to do as they please geopolitically, and it has increased their revenues enormously. dollars to donuts they get their $300B of grabbed sovereign funds back, before it’s all over – with penalties and interest of course!

c matt
c matt
Reply to  karl von hungus
2 years ago

Have to agree. I don’t see how all of this US dysfunction is anything but great news for Russia.

ProZNoV
ProZNoV
2 years ago

A recent poll of Americans concluded that Russia was losing the Ukraine conflict.

#1 Reason for American’s involvement: We must protect the democracy in Ukraine.

—-

I feel like I’m taking crazy pills.

ProZNoV
ProZNoV
Reply to  ProZNoV
2 years ago

*85% of Americans believe Russians are losing in Ukraine.

Anonymous White Male
Anonymous White Male
Reply to  ProZNoV
2 years ago

How long has it been since polls were legitimate? Have they ever been so or are they just disinformation for morons?

c matt
c matt
Reply to  Anonymous White Male
2 years ago

Publicly released polls are disinformation used to push an agenda. Internal Democrat polls are to accurately determine how many mail-in votes they need to make up.

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  ProZNoV
2 years ago

Disinformer!
It is actually 99%!!

TomA
TomA
2 years ago

Why the Big Lie? If you expose yourself to MSM reporting on the war in Ukraine, the AFU is winning hugely, slaughtering Russian troops by the tens of thousands, and their farmers have already captured and tractor-towed off half of all Russian tanks from the battlefield. Shills like Hannity go on the air every night and masturbate to these stories as if it was a porn fetish. It doesn’t take much effort to research the truth on the internet and realize that the exact opposite is actually occurring and Ukraine’s best fighting forces are about to capitulate in the Donbas.… Read more »

karl von hungus
karl von hungus
Reply to  TomA
2 years ago

disagree. covid jabb is a much worse atrocity and much closer to home, and that has not caused any problems for the morloch party.

Ben the Layaboutb
Ben the Layaboutb
Reply to  TomA
2 years ago

I wish that were true. As evidence to the contrary, consider all their past failings that became public knowledge. Consequences to those in power? Zero, or very close to it. 🙁 Perjure yourself under sworn testimony (e.g. in Congress?) No problem. Lose important evidence (certain Laptops)? No problem. Violate long-standing ethical and (perhaps) legal requirements? No matter. Illegally handle classified information in a manner that would have put a lesser person in prison for years? Think nothing of it. Forge “evidence” to fraudulently obtain a secret court warrant to surveil a sitting U.S. President? What’s wrong with that? Openly advocate… Read more »

trumpton
trumpton
Reply to  TomA
2 years ago

No politician is even remotely concerned. Its delusional to think so.

The global nature of the club politically and the full media/corporate/intelligence integration has left them feeling so far removed from any pushback its ridiculous.

Any attempt at personal pushback outside the system will be met with a terror that makes the Vendee look like a boy scout meeting.

The only thing they worry about is if some other parasite is getting more than they are.

karl von hungus
karl von hungus
Reply to  TomA
2 years ago

any truth to the rumour that Dan Bongino is sporting a rectal merkin, now?

Citizen of a Silly Country
Citizen of a Silly Country
2 years ago

As best as I can tell from reading the tea leaves of the MSM, our leaders continue to believe that we’re winning both the ground war and the economic war. They view the recent Ukrainian attacks in the north as a sign that the Russians are falling back. They also believe that Russia’s economy, in particular it’s oil and gas industries, will degrade over the next year as the lack of Western spare parts and technical expertise forces Russia to shut down all or part of various facilities. They believe the same thing for Russia’s military. They think that it… Read more »

karl von hungus
karl von hungus
Reply to  Citizen of a Silly Country
2 years ago

i perceive a change in the ukraine narrative already, and a much reduced prominence to its reporting. we’ll see…

Jack Dobson
Jack Dobson
Reply to  karl von hungus
2 years ago

Same, Karl. The lack of cheerleading means something isn’t going well for the Banana Empire.

Severian
Reply to  Citizen of a Silly Country
2 years ago

I’ve noticed the same thing. And I’m not even claiming to be an armchair general, much less a real one, but I can look at a map… those Ukrainian attacks look an awful lot like “attempting to support a breakout from an encircled position” to me. I think the main problem (aside from the perpetual one that most people are idiots) is that the US hasn’t fought an actual battle since about 1952. Not the kind you can see on a map, anyway — it’s either “park forces in the NVA’s way and wait to get hit, then pound them… Read more »

Member
Reply to  Severian
2 years ago

Definitely, there’s no more “Ghost of Keeeeev” stories being peddled. Probably a related problem to Normie understanding the war is that Normie has no idea how Russia fights a war, combined with a cartoonish image of the Russian himself. Ask a Normie about the Eastern Front in WWII, and you’ll get a blank stare. To him, fed on a diet of Hollywood, Tom Hanks and the 101st Airborne Division won the war at D-Day and saved the world. He’s more familiar with the tactics used in the Battle of Endor than the 1943 battle of Kharkov, much less the 2022… Read more »

karl von hungus
karl von hungus
Reply to  Pickle Rick
2 years ago

most boomers get their WWII info from Hogan’s Heroes reruns.

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  karl von hungus
2 years ago

Hey, at least I’ve already admitted “I know nothing!” 🙂

karl von hungus
karl von hungus
Reply to  Pickle Rick
2 years ago

Kharkov 1943, Nietzsche incarnate.

La-Z-Man
La-Z-Man
Reply to  Pickle Rick
2 years ago

Don’t forget the Tuskegee airmen with their average of over 100 kills per airmen (per sortie) and not a single plane lost.

A.B Prosper
A.B Prosper
Reply to  Severian
2 years ago

Kids in Junior ROTC couldn’t read maps when I was in High School in the 80’s .

I could but very few others.

Chet Rollins
Chet Rollins
Reply to  Citizen of a Silly Country
2 years ago

> The Americans aren’t going to let this go. They think that they’re winning.

Marvel Brain.

Neon_Bluebeard
Neon_Bluebeard
Reply to  Chet Rollins
2 years ago

“Marvel-Brained Soymericans”

Its a term I have used here but did not invent. It is so perfect in describing the average American sadly.

To most of these people the Ukraine-Russo War has no more real significance than a sportsball game. They are that morally bereft.

JerseyJeffersonian
JerseyJeffersonian
Reply to  Citizen of a Silly Country
2 years ago

Falling back before the Ukrainian assault could well be a ruse. Get them too far forward over their skis, and unable to easily withdraw back to Kharkov, and then the Russians unleash the unshirted hell of artillery and MLRS stikes, of which they are the past masters, and all without risk of civilian casualties and infrastructure damage, they neutralize the Ukrainian forces.

Boarwild
Boarwild
Reply to  JerseyJeffersonian
2 years ago

That was the fav defensive tactic of General Gotthard Heinrici there @ the end of WWII. He pulled that on the Russians numerous times.

Felix Krull
Member
2 years ago

The deranged dingbat installed as head of the EU, Ursula von der Leyen…

Our guy in Germany has the inside on Ursi. Required curriculum if you want to understand what’s going on in the EU at the moment. (30 min)

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

Felix Krull
Member
Reply to  Felix Krull
2 years ago

A nice detail is that Ursula hails from the Hübsche dynasty – loosely meaning “beautiful (people)”

Jack Dobson
Jack Dobson
Reply to  Felix Krull
2 years ago

Thanks for that link. The point about fungible peasants is a good one. Probably not the best thing to have if someone needs willing cannon fodder, though.

Felix Krull
Member
Reply to  Jack Dobson
2 years ago

Her record as minister of defense doesn’t bode well… As with Old Joe, her incompetence is a sign of the elite’s contempt for commoners: they can’t even be bothered to elect one of their heavies, we’re fobbed off with this joke of a woman. Here in Denmark, we’ll be having another EU referendum about whether to scrap our exception on defense policy so the timing for her to squeak up is absolutely perfect: Danes – even pro-EU ones – are allergic to Eurocrats. The globalists lost the last three EU referenda in Denmark and I trust they’ll lose this one… Read more »

Boarwild
Boarwild
Reply to  Felix Krull
2 years ago

Correct me if I’m wrong but seems under her time as Gefechtministerin the German Army really went to the parade ground color guard it is now, pretty much useless except to “honor” visiting foreign dignitaries.

Felix Krull
Member
Reply to  Felix Krull
2 years ago

So I’ve heard. But it is the case in every Euro country that after the end of the Cold War, we’ve been collecting the peace dividend. The only budget item that still pulls in the defense billions, is F-35s – the fee we pay for being under the US nuclear umbrella. This guy has a lot on German defense policy: https://www.youtube.com/c/MilitaryHistoryVlogs/videos Sweden used to have a quite impressive citizen army, able to raise and equip a quarter of the male population on short notice. Today, even Danish troops are laughing at them: during the largely peaceful liberation of Libya in… Read more »

Evil Sandmich
Evil Sandmich
Reply to  Felix Krull
2 years ago

His aside on the medical field is great, though of course it’s not only there. I’ve seen women in just about every field stay in it only long enough to score a man.

Felix Krull
Member
Reply to  Evil Sandmich
2 years ago

The worst part is that in Germany, that education is on the taxpayer dime. She basically wasted 17 years of public, university resources because she’s a washout; a serious person should’ve been offered that PhD.

Also, she got caught heavily plagiarizing in her thesis; Germans take doctorates extremely serious – to the point that it’s a grave faux pas to not address someone with two doctorates as “Herr Doctor Doctor Krull”. What she did would’ve cost almost any other German politician his career.

trumpton
trumpton
Reply to  Felix Krull
2 years ago

Why do so many German politicians seem to have plagiarized PhDs?

Seems pretty common.

Felix Krull
Member
Reply to  trumpton
2 years ago

I figure it’s because they still take academic fraud seriously. Ursula was, significantly, caught by a bot run by the ministry of education; from inside the system.

karl von hungus
karl von hungus
Reply to  Felix Krull
2 years ago

she looks absolutely mad. bad DNA too, from inbreeding.

Frances
Frances
2 years ago

I’m sure it’s been brought up before, but you have to laugh at the fact that your nom de guerre is cause for arrest in multiple European countries. The 40 billion in additional Ukraine funding is sickening, especially when it’s being approved by a demented crook with documented ties to corrupt Ukraine dealings. Biden, Pelosi, Romney, Graham, Schumer, Rubio, Schiff, Klobuchar, Nuland, the Trump impeachment team… all with personal entanglements in Ukraine. And now these same people are approving unprecedented sums for the most corrupt country in Europe while the US is in the midst of the worst inflation crisis… Read more »

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  Frances
2 years ago

“The plundering frenzy is reaching critical mass.”

I’ll say it has! Here in L.A., the wildfires are driving the wealthy from their mansions.

This being Southern California, the radio is warning that the Diversity is watching, waiting, then showing up to loot the family jewels from those now deserted showcase homes.

**update!
They’re blaming climate change, not the fact that Governor Newsome stole half the fire prevention crew budget. Ha!

Mow Noname
Mow Noname
Reply to  Alzaebo
2 years ago

Wildfires in a state named “Hot Oven” (“Caliente Forno”).
Quick, destroy modern civilization!

Xman
Xman
2 years ago

“The people who cut their teeth shouting “baby killer” at men in uniform are now baby killers demanding that young men put on a uniform and fight a pointless war of choice.” Well, a couple of things have changed since Vietnam. Today’s elites are baby-killers all right, but they march in front of Supreme Court justices’ homes to demand that American babies be shredded rather than spray napalm on gook babies in Indochina. The other thing that has changed is that no one is “demanding that young men put on a uniform and fight.” The great lesson of Vietnam for… Read more »

TomA
TomA
Reply to  Xman
2 years ago

The US no longer produces millions of lean young men from patriotic rural areas to fill the ranks. The all-volunteer army is now filled with chubbies and videogaming jocks (and of course more than a few butch sluts who enjoy being the center of attention in the barracks). It would take a draft and years of training to reconstitute a real military here in the US.

karl von hungus
karl von hungus
Reply to  TomA
2 years ago

a lot of the young men in this country do not have robust enough skeltons to support military activities. and i don’t think that is something you can correct, post puberty.

3g4me
3g4me
Reply to  karl von hungus
2 years ago

karl: The number of people who think various nut ‘milks’ are healthy is beyond insane. Most are little more than colored sugar water. Minimal calcium or protein. While they’ve been anathematizing meat for years, all the nutritionists today shun scary dairy. Eggs and milk – traditionally cheap sources of high quality protein – are not a big part of the modern diet. And their prices have skyrocketed and availability has plummeted. I’ve had a number of doctors comment on my ‘robust’ bones – particularly for an old lady. I’ve never been a huge dairy eater, either – but I’ve lifted… Read more »

karl von hungus
karl von hungus
Reply to  3g4me
2 years ago

maybe you have some Neanderthal in you (and that’s a good thing) 😛

RoBG
RoBG
Reply to  3g4me
2 years ago

I’m from New England. In a land where the growing season is measured in weeks and the topsoil in inches, balancing agricultural land use between pasture/silage and crops makes good sense. But as all the migration mechanisms (refugee/asylee/etc.) tip towards the lactose intolerant what will happen?

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  karl von hungus
2 years ago

Don’t tell the US Army, because they are trying to intro a heavier rifle with heavier ammo and significantly greater recoil that the current model.

The noodle armed soys should do just great with it.

Boarwild
Boarwild
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
2 years ago

Never understood the fetish for the .223/5.56mm; seems way too light. If I’d been in Vietnam I would have wanted an M-14.

Good ol' Rebel
Good ol' Rebel
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
2 years ago

Yeah, like an overcharged overpressure 270 win, right? Geez, just go back to the 308 for combat infantry and keep the 556 for the REMFs

Mr. Generic
Mr. Generic
Reply to  TomA
2 years ago

A draft would make things much, much worse. If you think the quality of U.S. G.I.s are bad, you should look at the quality of the young “men” that don’t meet “the standards”.

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  Mr. Generic
2 years ago

It’s a very old problem: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_100,000 Roughly 70% of young adults are unfit to even enlist. It breaks down 50% health (fat ass), 10% criminal/drugs, ~22% too stupid. Some overlap as some are multiply “qualified.” The education/knowledge minimums have been in place for many decades. The 1960s fiasco might well have been called an ill-advised departure from prior lessons learnt the hard way. (Note this is a common feature of governments and other large organizations — throw away old wisdom because, well, it’s OLD and they want the freedom to try new things.) Anyone who’s ever served in the military… Read more »

Jack Dobson
Jack Dobson
Reply to  Xman
2 years ago

Fewer and fewer of these types volunteer to be cannon fodder, and there is a smaller pool to draw from. It would be hilarious in a sense to watch sense to watch the current fine specimens thrust into a war run by Uncle Loyd and his Raytheon massa.

Barnard
Barnard
Reply to  Xman
2 years ago

I have been wondering if the reason enlistment rates are dropping is because the carrot of free college is no longer appealing to white working class 18 year olds. Plus they will get plenty of diversity propaganda drilled into them in the army. It is a better deal, especially with the rise in wages to develop career skills in some sort of blue collar work. Why join the army and get shot at half way around the world for a country whose government hates you?

Xman
Xman
Reply to  Barnard
2 years ago

Yep.

How much longer until GloboHomo hires Hessian mercenaries?

I am Ben Franklin's Syphillitic cancre
I am Ben Franklin's Syphillitic cancre