The Game

There is an argument that we live in a novel political environment in which the mass media is the political authority. They get on an issue and the political and corporate classes respond to it. We saw this with the George Floyd story that was orchestrated by the big media operations. On the other hand, political actors will seed the media with fake stories hoping they will put it into their megaphones. The Russian collusion hoax cooked up by team Clinton is an example.

A couple of weeks back, Tucker Carlson observed that most Republicans wake up in the morning and go to the New York Times. They and their staff read the thing over breakfast, because it is their guide throughout the day. This is true of mainstream conservatives as well. What passes for the Right in America is entirely controlled by the Left, which is controlled by the media. Old school liberals sound like Trump people when they complain about how the media runs their party.

There is a lot of truth to the media-ocracy claim. The backers of the Ukraine fiasco have been feeding the media nonsense tales about Ukraine. They handed them Ukraine lapel pins they had made up for the occasion. Note no one in the media looked into who supplied everyone on television with those pins. Instead, it was a unified media voice, a wall of sound, selling the Ukraine story. Washington and the political class in Europe were swept up in this unfolding disaster.

The thing is though, the Russia hoax makes clear that the media does not have a coordinated center. The details of the hoax have been supplied in the court case against Clinton crony Michael Sussman. He relied upon confidence men like Franklin Foer, who exist to inject false narratives into the media echo system. Once these fake stories get loose, they rocket around the system, repeated by the sociopaths who are attracted to life in the media echo system.

Further proof of the passive nature of the media system is the war in Ukraine, a place few in the media can find on a map. There are three observable trends in the coverage of the war thus far. One is there are few Western reporters trying to cover the war on the ground in Ukraine. They went over for the photo-ops when it started but made sure to stay in Kiev. They quickly went back to their countries and left the reporting to contractors and interested think tanks.

That is the other thing about the media response to the war. The work-at-home war correspondents now do their reporting from press releases issued by outfits like the Institute for the Study of War. Alternatively, they rely on Ukrainians on the payroll of the American of British intelligence services. In both cases, a five minute search on-line would reveal these sources to be entirely fake. Instead, they just pass on the information without bothering to question any of it.

The lack of original reporting and reliance on single sources with narrow agendas has resulted in a uniform opinion in the media. Even the so-called conservative media, which took off their American flag pins and put on the Ukraine pin, repeated the same stories from the same sources as if it was holy writ. What the Ukraine story reveals is the media echo system operates like a murmuration of starlings, rushing through the news cycle in response to external stimulus.

This reality will lead some to assume this system is controlled by a tiny cabal of deep state actors in a hollowed out volcano. In reality, the people trying to inject their special brand of poison into the system are often tangled in the system. The Covid panic is the perfect example. It was people hoping for media recognition who kept injecting ridiculous claims into the system. These were not deep state players, but often just ordinary people hoping for fifteen minutes of fame.

The “frontline workers” posting their made up tales of woe on social media is the perfect example of how small players can move the media swarm. Hoping for attention, nurses and doctors started positing on social media stories that made them look like selfless heroes trying to save Covid victims. This psychosis, and it was a form of psychosis, was picked up by the media and amplified. These fake stories became fact, which spawned new fake stories made up by media members.

The Covid hoax, and it is fair to call it a hoax at this point, was not the result of clever scheming like the Russian collusion hoax. Instead, it was something like a stampede over a cliff. Unlike the animals in the herd, the people in this media stampede could question the rush over the cliff, but like the animals in the herd, they feared being trampled more than they feared the end result. As a result, fantasy became holy writ and Covid turned into a bizarre mass media religion.

In a way, the berserk obsession with disinformation and misinformation is not entirely motivated by malice toward the general public. The people running the New York Times and Washington Post still cling to the old myths about the media. They think they should be the cynics not falling for their hoaxes. They sort of get the problem, but they lack the proper perspective from their position inside the swarm to see that it is the nature of the swarm, what makes it possible, that is the problem.

It is tempting to think that at some point the public will get wise to the fake news and this madness will come to an end. If no one believes what is in the media, then the media’s ability to shape the news comes to an end. The trouble with this theory is most people have already figured out that the news is fake. The Ukraine war is a prime example, as most people never cared enough about it to listen to the story. Public apathy and skepticism have not changed the behavior of the media.

Instead, what we may be heading to in the short run is a world in which the mass media operates like an on-line role playing game for the managerial class. They get to play the various quests that get created in the media echo system. Since they live in a consequence free world, as in they never pay the price for their error, they are free to explore their dreams within these fantasies. Once the quest is over, they transition to a new quest or maybe play a different character.

We see this happening with Ukraine. As it becomes clear that this story will not end well for Ukraine or the Europeans, the players are looking for a new quest. Joe Biden’s heroic management of the economy through the Putin-Trump inflation spiral looks like a fun new expansion pack. Maybe they play the China as dangerous dragon add-on that came with the Covid edition. Maybe someone is about to release something entirely different and inject it into the media echo system.

The result is we are headed to a world in which the normal people go about their lives as best they can. Every once in a while, they will take notice of the streaming role playing game that keeps the managerial class busy. That will usually happen when the role players mistake their world for the real world, gas prices and baby food shortages being two current examples. Otherwise, the managerial class is becoming a virtual world, a metaverse to occupy an otherwise worthless ruling elite.


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Hokkoda
Member
1 year ago

What you call a fire sale I’ve been calling Operation: Decapitation for a long time. In the unlikely event that the voters can overwhelm voting fraud and elect a Ron Desantis type of leader, that new leader is going to have to decapitate the managerial class in DC by firing literally every political appointee in every department of government. He’s going to have to order full declassification. He’s going to have to deconstruct and dismantle the FBI. He’s going to have to purge the US military of gays, trannies, and the woke leadership pushing that degeneracy. Anyone involve with the… Read more »

Tom
Tom
1 year ago

There is no reason to engage with the mainstream media from any source. Theirs is not to inform and enlighten, but to control and manipulate.

Steve (retired/recovering lawyer)
Steve (retired/recovering lawyer)
1 year ago

I am old enough to remember a time when cranks and weirdos were isolated, and it was only in the most extreme circumstances that their words or deeds reached the public at large. Nowadays, every single crank and weirdo has an opportunity to put his or her thoughts and acts on public display through internet postings, i.e., the “social media.” It’s not that their relative numbers have increased (although they have increased in absolute numbers because there are so many more people on Earth), but their impact has been multiplied exponentially because of the availability of the internet megaphone. Homos,… Read more »

L Garou
L Garou
1 year ago

M$M fifth column of Presstitutes and their Corporate Pimps(cia).

orsotoro2011
orsotoro2011
1 year ago

” Otherwise, the managerial class is becoming a virtual world, a metaverse to occupy an otherwise worthless ruling elite. ”

Got to question the constant and thoughtless use of the term ” elite ” here and elsewhere. Using the term acknowledges that this group IS somehow better or different.
Can we all try to use the term ” elitist ” ( the opposite of populist ) as it refers to their ideology, rather than their actuality.

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1 year ago

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Paintersforms
Paintersforms
1 year ago

It’s as if the era of middlebrow, everyman media was a short lived exception to the historical rule, or a failed ruse. Here are tptb behind their walls, and here we are on the internet writing graffiti on those walls. The more things change, right? The feeling of disenfranchisement is a bummer, yet the more popular sentiment infiltrates the halls of power, the more ridiculous the politics. It would be wonderful to go back to the design of the Constitution, with its checks on popular sentiment. Or maybe it didn’t have enough checks, and that’s how we ended up here.… Read more »

miforest
Member
Reply to  Paintersforms
1 year ago

the constition is a piece of paper , only the willingness to follow it gives it effect . it has beena dead letter for at least 60 years

Paintersforms
Paintersforms
Reply to  miforest
1 year ago

I know, but it was the wisdom and customs of a certain people written down, and I like to think it would have been sufficient for them. One can dream lol.

Dennis Roe
Dennis Roe
1 year ago

With all due respect. Z, Tucker is a well paid whore he would’nt mention or critique Shlomo, even if he was being drawn and quartered. That little fuckin crew you joke about, runnin everything, well, they do run things. They print the money, they own the kid fuckin, coke snortin politicians, they bring the programming to the dead brain, mind fucked masses. This plan ain’t new its 100’s of years old, coming to fruition now, just go back and read the shit they wrote. These sick motherfuckers want us all dead. Do not underestimate the sickness of Satan.

Coalclinker
Coalclinker
1 year ago

” This reality will lead some to assume this system is controlled by a tiny cabal of deep state actors in a hollowed out volcano. In reality, the people trying to inject their special brand of poison into the system are often tangled in the system.” When every word or image vomited out by the MSM is identical except for the media corporation who puts it out, I don’t see how anyone can deny that someone or something controls the whole shebang. Then we have our Babylonian Monetary system, where anyone with a lick of sense ought to see how… Read more »

trumpton
trumpton
Reply to  Coalclinker
1 year ago

Indeed. It seems strange to posit that the largest coordinated hoax on humanity, to set up a mass poison injection in every white country in the world using the same novel technology is the evidence that there is no large coordinated hoax. Or that the Ukraine being used by all western governments to push in self sanctioning for the green/reset agenda is again evidence of there being no group organizing the push for the energy poverty and de-industrialization of white countries. If I did not know better I thought I was on a normie site. next up: 10 reasons why… Read more »

Coalclinker
Coalclinker
Reply to  trumpton
1 year ago

“If I did not know better I thought I was on a normie site…”

Thank you. This is why I posted what I said. I’m glad I’m not the only one who gets the whiff of controlled opposition.

wxtwxtr
wxtwxtr
1 year ago

I wish I could say “everybody knows”. But while “… normal people go about their lives …”, if we zoom out a little: Media – the stenographers, “The Wall of Noise” or “The Miasma” – has owners and “stakeholders” (buzz word of the year). Owners are people. People seem vulnerable to religion, expressed as “ideology” or a “cult”, open to the public or secret. People with like ideologies, and who prefer to ride on private jets, like to get together and see ‘who’s who in the zoo’, and get pats on the head from their pals. They also plan and… Read more »

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
1 year ago

This is an fantastically good study of a a self-organizing system, Zman.

“A murmurration of starlings” is inspired poetry; let us not forget the Z-classic “like fireflies blinking at each other.”

I regret not having wished our host a nice day off, but I can see that a 3 hour break, at least, has done wonders.

krustykurmudgeon
krustykurmudgeon
1 year ago

does anyone here feel like it’s time to look back on what the anti-cigarette drive was all about? I mean I remember being vehemently anti-cigarette as an elementary schooler after learning about the dangers smoking can cause. Although even then there was a part of me that felt secondhand smoke was bs. What’s to say that the anti-cigarette movement wasn’t just another media-driven production? And if it was – what was the reason for it? In many ways the anti-smoking movement has been successful as smoking is no longer as common as it was back in the day. It’ll be… Read more »

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  krustykurmudgeon
1 year ago

I was yelled at by a 13 year-old for smoking in the street at a tiny-town annual summer shindig.
In Nevada!

My friend’s stepdaughter, it was how the school taught her to introduce herself. Etiquette matters, you know.

The creepy gov4U site detailed their ‘victories!’ in getting indoor smoking banned in small counties all over Europe and the US.

It was just an excuse, an exercise, to see what they could pull off.
Of how much traction they could get pushing buttons.

Avalanches start with a few rolling pebbles, so they were rollin’ ’em.

KGB
KGB
Reply to  krustykurmudgeon
1 year ago

The anti-smoking movement was a powerful example of TPTB reminding you that freedom of association no longer exists. Very rapidly, the bar or small business owner was told that he couldn’t set the rules for admission on his own property. I understand the libertarian bent of that argument – of course there are behaviors we want to proscribe – but smoking seemed such and arbitrary and capricious target. And that’s coming from someone who never smoked and had no interest in the habit.

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
1 year ago

They’re rolling out a new narrative to hide jab fatalities.

This article about a healthy 31 year-old who died in her sleep calls it Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS):

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/woman-31-who-went-gym-27098878

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
1 year ago

“She got the SADS”
Hahahahaha

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  Alzaebo
1 year ago

Right?

Apparently they can just make this stuff up.

usNthem
usNthem
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
1 year ago

Yeah, as healthy young people start keeling over, the PTB just make up some bulls*** acronym to blame it on. Vaccine is safe and effective, make sure you’re up to date on your safe and effective vaccines and boosters, bwak, bwak, polly want a cracker….

Frip
Member
1 year ago

Z: “The Covid hoax, and it is fair to call it a hoax at this point, was not the result of clever scheming like the Russian collusion hoax. Instead, it was something like a stampede over a cliff. Unlike the animals in the herd, the people in this media stampede could question the rush over the cliff, but like the animals in the herd, they feared being trampled more than they feared the end result. As a result, fantasy became holy writ and Covid turned into a bizarre mass media religion.” Great metaphoric visual for the M.O. at play. Which… Read more »

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Frip
1 year ago

Nailed it, Frip. It’s been a shock even to a misanthrope like me to see how, these last two years, most people are more interested in remaining in the herd at ANY cost rather than in finding the truth.

Drew
Drew
Reply to  Steve
1 year ago

Thus it has always been and thus will ever be. There is nothing new under the sun.

imnobody00
imnobody00
Reply to  Drew
1 year ago

The new thing is that the herd was your friends and family yesteryear. Now it’s the mass media, which artificially creates a virtual herd to manipulate people

RoboFascist 1st
RoboFascist 1st
Member
1 year ago

In terms of MSM… I still have a false charge on my credit card called “Biden*Slob*Co” that I can’t get removed. Since the only game in town to clean this up was Trumpstein and that was another fraud… I decided to work on perfecting my nap management techniques and disconnect from cable some 18 months ago. Lucky for me Biden*Slob*Co is a suicide parade masquerading as another Zelensky clog dancing hoedown. Also… I’m spending more time at the library and helping with the cognitive dissonance wounded with Ivermectin and doodling drawings for the Jeffrey Epstein Museum in Jerusalem. Going without… Read more »

Ploppy
Ploppy
1 year ago

What kind of a shitty role playing game is it when you get in trouble for killing Orcs, and the Goblins own everything?

Good ol' Rebel
Good ol' Rebel
Reply to  Ploppy
1 year ago

Poppy sounds like an elf supremacist!!1!

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  Good ol' Rebel
1 year ago

Elf Nationalism is the greatest threat to our democracy!

Crabe-Tambour
Crabe-Tambour
1 year ago

Belated thanks, Z, for providing a link to that map, which would clearly indicate that the Russians had something of a strategy before they invaded/liberated (take your pick) “sacred Ukrainian soil.” They may have withdrawn from some of the territory they’d occupied, but the map gives one the impression that they’ve “refused” the line, and have ensconced themselves in a contiguous area from which the Ukrainian forces–such as they are–can’t eject them. I hope this war ends soon; the Donbass Russians have endured enough sniping and shelling from their “fellow countrymen.” And to the West’s shame, it guiltlessly stokes the… Read more »

Allen
Allen
1 year ago

The funniest thing about the media is that they are so often wrong. Not just missed a few details but spectacularly, incandescently, wrong. They never seem to notice or care. A great example is the whole Russia business. The media has been telling us for over 20 years now that Russia is trying to regain an empire of sorts. Back in 2000 or so the first Chechen war was the resurgence. Then it was OMG! they’re trying to take Georgia by invading South Ossetia. Then it was the Crimea, and now it’s the Ukraine. If they are trying to re-build… Read more »

miforest
Member
Reply to  Allen
1 year ago

the breakup of the soviet union was chaotic. many of the borders drawn during WWII and during that the chaotic breakup were not along ethnic lines. what we have been seeing now is the treal-alignment of borders with ethnithity

JR Wirth
JR Wirth
1 year ago

“Joe Biden’s heroic management of the economy through the Putin-Trump inflation spiral looks like a fun new expansion pack.” One thing I’ve noticed about the big money managers out there, the ones who put Biden up to this piece, most Democrats or Romney Republicans who began their careers in the 80’s by the way, is that they think, once this inflation spiral is put in its place and we take our hits, everything can grow again, and will be back to normal. They just don’t get it. What about this population makes them ever think that we as a country… Read more »

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  JR Wirth
1 year ago

That’s right.

There are many familiar echoes of the 80s in the present.

The financial situation is not one of them.

usNthem
usNthem
Reply to  JR Wirth
1 year ago

But according to leftards, the people of the world are just interchangeable widgets. Doesn’t matter where they come from or their skin color, we’re all the same… F-ing lying bastards. Well, we’re beginning to reap what our “betters” have sown these past decades. Buckle up.

JR Wirth
JR Wirth
Reply to  usNthem
1 year ago

The left says that but they don’t believe it. The right believes it and says it. The left knows very well that they’ll still be sitting in power the way it does in Brasilia, giving the poors in Sao Paolo and the Amazon a few pennies for votes. They know that people are dumb animals and can be cheaply and easily bought. The left knows human nature as irrational and emotive. The right figured that out once in 1930’s Europe.

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  usNthem
1 year ago

People are absolutely not fungible resources.

Neither is oil, contrary to what Dick Cheney tried to tell us.

orsotoro2011
orsotoro2011
Reply to  JR Wirth
1 year ago

” A country that has first world law enforcement, balances its books, considers policy implications beyond two quarters….that’s white people sh t. ”

Yes, yes and thrice yes. Very well put. This is the world we want. ( and where people know what thrice means )

Stranger in a Strange Land
Stranger in a Strange Land
1 year ago

My most recent use for the NY Times was to wrap fish. Not very effective as It made the fish stink.

RoBG
RoBG
Reply to  Stranger in a Strange Land
1 year ago

LOL. (FWIW, I think the WaPo is worse.)

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
1 year ago

Do not underestimate the role ideology, anti-white ideology, plays in the Governmedia’s behavior. It is hardly a coincidence that the vast majority of media scams–Russian collusion, the January 6 “insurrection,” the Passion of St. George Floyd, the Covid Captivity, Ukraine, etc.–all work against the interests of whites. Various players may seed the Governmedia, whose inmates LARP, but if those seeds didn’t find a congenial home in the Leftist loam, they would never germinate.

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
1 year ago

Whites, especially white men are the perfect lightning rod.

Contrary to what Sailer believes, there is no sign the Coalition of the Fringes is in any danger of falling apart.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
1 year ago

Not yet. However, if we can believe what we hear–a big if, perhaps–the Messkins are moving rightward. I’ve always thought they were a bit too normal to be a natural fit on the Left. But, we shall see.

miforest
Member
1 year ago

the guys in the volcano are well on their way to the big famine they have planned for us . that will start dominating the news cycle in a few weeks .

Tired Citizen
Tired Citizen
1 year ago

Speaking of media lies and blatant fake news, don’t forget that Kyle Rhittenhouse apparently “shot three black men”.

I know people who actually believed this. Also, I think it is important to note that it isn’t only what the media covers. It is also about what they don’t cover. That is partially the reason why “educated” White women think that police hunt black males and that black men don’t really commit crimes against whites or Asians.

RoBG
RoBG
Reply to  Tired Citizen
1 year ago

It’s like the (since deleted) WaPo tweet that asked for reader feedback about what’s changed in their lives since George Floyd was shot by a white police officer. There’s a large cohort who either genuinely believe what they’re told because they have no other inputs. And there are some who understand what they’re told are lies, but they go along with it because it benefits them personally or their cause.

KGB
KGB
Reply to  RoBG
1 year ago

I still marvel at the fact that Kyle Rittenhouse isn’t spending the rest of his life behind bars, getting abused by gang bangers while the corrections officers look the other way.

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
1 year ago

“The Covid hoax” is a prime example of media hype, to be sure. However, it was far from accidental. From the beginning (and, perhaps, even prior to the pandemic) it was orchestrated by powerful Deep State actors. Yes, the media was whipped into frenzies of parroting mostly absurd tales, but these were not all spontaneous. The virus came from somewhere. The panic reactions by governments did not happen by chance. Meanwhile, in the background, investments were made, money changed hands, and emergency powers were dusted off and at times put into action. There are a lot of breadcrumbs to collect,… Read more »

Wkathman
Wkathman
Reply to  Ben the Layabout
1 year ago

How correct you are! All one has to do to understand that the plandemic was orchestrated, to one degree or another, by technocratic globalist elites is research topics such the Rockefeller Foundation report of 2010 or Event 201. And those two items are only tips of the iceberg. Whether or not the virus itself was deliberately manufactured and released is beyond my knowledge. However, the powermongers at the top have been looking to exploit an event such as Covid for decades. This was no random occurrence.

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  Wkathman
1 year ago

Also note they ran a monkey pox wargame in May 2021 and predicted that it would start May 15th, 2022.

All a big coincidence, like all those food processing plants that keep burning down.

JerseyJeffersonian
JerseyJeffersonian
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
1 year ago

Like one of the country’s largest egg processing plants a day or so back. Another day, another mysterious fire. Ho hum.

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  JerseyJeffersonian
1 year ago

A shortage of cow piss!

Add derailments of Canadian trains carrying much needed fertilzer potash and chemicals to the plant fires, and then there’s this:

(From Clusterfuck Nation:)

“the ammonia-based chemical additive for diesel fuel used to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions from trucks is getting scarce. New EPA rules require computerized sensors in truck engines that register nitrogen oxide levels. If they are too high, the sensors automatically cut the engine. Result: trucks stop running. Further result: nothing gets delivered. Furthest result: you starve.”

DEF is refined cow piss, since I was talking trucks in sweltering Lagos this morning.

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
1 year ago

OT speculation: we don’t vaccinate against smallpox anymore, do we? Since it’s been eradicated.

Aren’t elements of pox included in the “vaccines”? With natural immunity erased by the same “vaccines”, we’d be sitting ducks for a return of smallpox.

Perhaps the Queer Nigerian Immigrant STD
(aka Monkeypox) is cover for the rollout of the Next Big Thing.

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  Alzaebo
1 year ago

Sorry, obtuse:

Gotta have the DEF now, or the truck engine shuts down.

They don’t need to cut off fuel anymore- just cut off the cow piss, and 80% of it all stops.

Gunner Q
Reply to  Alzaebo
1 year ago

“OT speculation: we don’t vaccinate against smallpox anymore, do we? Since it’s been eradicated.”

Funny you should mention that. Smallpox vaxxes are currently being released from the national stockpile in order to vaxx the gays against monkeypox. Turns out the two diseases are treated with the same vaccines… which explains all the instant and extreme interest in monkeypox from all the top-tier players in GAE.

I hope we don’t have another globalist “oopsie” like when polio vaxxes trigger polio outbreaks.

PeriheliusLux
PeriheliusLux
Reply to  Ben the Layabout
1 year ago

Covid looked to me like a cover for the bursting of the everything bubble. Stephanie Pomboy has a good understanding of the looming corporate/private bond rollovers that were too massive to finance. You saw it in September ’19 when the interest rates shot up to 10% overnight. The government was doing a level of QE greater than anything they did from ’08 to ’14. When the lockdowns hit, they shoveled massive amounts of corporate debt onto the Fed balance sheet and started the helicopter drops Bernanke advertised in The Economist back in ’04-ish. I think the lockdowns and Covid were… Read more »

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  PeriheliusLux
1 year ago

I very much agree regarding the energy transition. I can’t wait to watch these fools try to run say, an aluminum smelter using nothing but wind turbines.

That’s about all they are going to have available if they’re going to shut down nuclear plants like the 811 MW Palisades installation in Michigan:

https://www.zerohedge.com/energy/another-nuclear-plant-closes-get-ready-electricity-shortages

PeriheliusLux
PeriheliusLux
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
1 year ago

Agreed. There also simply isn’t enough copper for the EEV project alone. On the positive side, there is a real opportunity for us to profit from this insane project. While the market has been melting down, my portfolio is comprised of all of the things needed to continue life as we know it, and for the energy transition. Coal (Met and Thermal – US and Australian producers) Aluminum Producers Nuclear Energy (Uranium) Copper Producers Oil and NatGas producers + Midstream Cos. Oilfield Services Nickel Producers LNG supply chain companies (producers; shippers; liquifiers) Consulting Firms helping the East build Coal and… Read more »

PeriheliusLux
PeriheliusLux
Reply to  PeriheliusLux
1 year ago

Meant to say that while the market is melting down, my portfolio has been way up. It is volatile, but I think the transition to the real is the correct bet. So far this is proving true for me.

snake pliskin
snake pliskin
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
1 year ago

howard, they don’t plan on doing any of that green shit , it’s a ruse to cover their de-population agenda . All those ” conspiricy nuts” were correct. I work for a major manufacturer , second tier auto parts for a number of auto makers . the whole industry is shutting down . pointing out to them that it won’t work is useless , because they already know that . but telling us the bright green future await keeps us quiet while they shut everything else down and reduce us to abject poverty and subservience , or let us die… Read more »

B125
B125
1 year ago

I agree with the others that they are losing control of (some of) the herd. “Liberal Democracy” was always a little bit fake and contorted in hindsight, but faced with increasing pushback (pushback that didn’t exist in the 1970s/80s/90s), it’s becoming more blatantly authoritarian. They’ve ramped up their megaphone to 11 with constant moral panics, with diminishing returns. If the media was screaming this loudly about Ukraine in the 1990s people would be demanding nuclear war. Today they scream very loudly, but it pushes the needle less and less. The problem is that there is really no reason for an… Read more »

3g4me
3g4me
Reply to  B125
1 year ago

B125: Canada, Australia, the US – Whites have been priced out of the housing market. I read that about 75% of young adult Australians are forced to live with their parents because rents have become so obscenely high (and with an unending influx of Han/subcons, will keep on climbing). Although there is significant variation by state, the average rent for a house in the US is about $2000. Again, obscene. The planned destruction of the White middle class as a somewhat financially independent and educated group is well underway. Younger people seem to be at either extreme – either still… Read more »

Jack Dobson
Jack Dobson
Reply to  3g4me
1 year ago

” Younger people seem to be at either extreme – either still believing in the best of all possible worlds where fairy farts will power green energy for everyone, or extremely cynical because they know they can look forward to a far lower standard of living than their parents and grandparents, at best.”

My money is on the latter when cell service and heating and cooling start to become intermittent.

Glenfilthie
Glenfilthie
Member
Reply to  3g4me
1 year ago

Hmmmmmm. Interesting, but there are other family systems beside the contemptible single mom and nuclear family options that are now common for whites. In the times of my elderly parents there were still extended families living in one house. Nowadays the pakies and chinks here in Canada will move entire swarms into a single large home. Whites used to live quite commonly in extended family groups. Having lived that way ourselves at one time… it could be made to work quite well. Large families can pool resources, and divide labour much more effectively than a smaller nuclear one can. It… Read more »

JerseyJeffersonian
JerseyJeffersonian
Reply to  Glenfilthie
1 year ago

Yes, one could certainly make that argument; but it was by design, step by step as every culture-supportive institution or set of traditional practices was sedulously undermined. “Termites”…

3g4me
3g4me
Reply to  Glenfilthie
1 year ago

Glen: While the idea of extended family living sounds good in theory, there are various undercurrents in practice. In Asian families the mother of the groom rules the roost, and the daughter-in-law is very much under her thumb. The grandmother spoils and favors the boy, controls family finances, etc. Daughter-in-law then repeats the pattern when her own children marry. Whites used to live this way, as you note, but once again there were ethnic and cultural patterns involved. I could certainly see having my sons and their families residing on the same plot of land with me and my husband,… Read more »

Falcone
Falcone
Reply to  3g4me
1 year ago

I told my kids that times have changed and nowadays it is all about the family pooling resources together. Those days of the kids being their own independent selves are over. This way when we break through to the other side, meaning after we get through this shitty phase of American life we are now living, which invariably will happen, we are sitting pretty. I told them our model should be the Kennedy’s lol, not that I am crazy about them but it was what sprang to mind when I was making my impromptu sales pitch.

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  Glenfilthie
1 year ago

I read of pre-Mandela get-togethers in South Africa, where Afrikaaner families routinely had 100 people over for Easter dinner.

Attendence, good manners, and behaving oneself, by the way, were mandatory.

I heard the same about annual family or Christmas get-togethers in Conneticut and West Virginia, so I know it’s possible.

Our moms and older sisters knew how to do this. We youngers, though, just seemed to lose interest without that one essential gal organizing everybody. A big Thanksgiving brunch seemed to fall together naturally.

RoBG
RoBG
Reply to  B125
1 year ago

When I was last in Vancouver, there were entire blocks that were empty, owned by foreign buyers, but not rented or occupied. Canada and the US should adopt the (former? cartel?) Mexican policy of not allowing foreigners to own property w/in 50-100 miles of the coast or border.

Yo
Yo
Reply to  RoBG
1 year ago

If it’s true that the Chinese have ordered their citizens to pull out foreign assets, And if the citizens comply,, things might get slightly interesting

Anonymous White Male
Anonymous White Male
1 year ago

“The Covid panic is the perfect example. It was people hoping for media recognition who kept injecting ridiculous claims into the system. These were not deep state players, but often just ordinary people hoping for fifteen minutes of fame.” Once again, you miss the forest for the trees. This is the nature of people with an academic background. They have to make things more complicated than they are so that they can explain it. All you have to realize is that there is a war between good and evil. Those that have chosen to follow evil will consider everything in… Read more »

PeriheliusLux
PeriheliusLux
1 year ago

I think the, “news media”, phenomena are an all-of-the-above proposition. There is no doubt a managerial class and top 10% professional class are engaged in a role-playing game. You can see it around the office unless you are fortunate to work at a place that is still serious. It is a set of rites and catechisms for people with no sense of self desperate to show that they care about the downtrodden and/or low IQ people who went to college and parrot the dumb crap they heard in college – the true believers. Some of them are CEOs and executives.… Read more »

JerseyJeffersonian
JerseyJeffersonian
Reply to  PeriheliusLux
1 year ago

PeriheliusLux,

I would upvote your comment more times than once if I could but do so. Thank you.

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  PeriheliusLux
1 year ago

Excellent comment.

I’d only add that Panama was also the kickoff for the modern Special Forces Olympics and the elevation of those units in the public consciousness.

JerseyJeffersonian
JerseyJeffersonian
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
1 year ago

Special forces were an adjunct to conventional war fare in their origins; think the SAS or the Rangers during WWII. But now, they are the shock troops, and/or mentors to native insurgents, in staging color revolutions.

Jack Dobson
Jack Dobson
1 year ago

Mass media always acted as a control mechanism for the United States and the West, and has become increasingly ineffective. Operation Songbird is/was a real thing. War propaganda always has been a thing in all forms of government. The Regime wanted, and got, Whites atomized so it could oppress them and eventually unleash a genocide on them. What it did not take into account was atomization would expand to include information from a proliferation of previously unavailable resources. In turn, the atomized Whites have started to use largely digitalized media to once again come together. While concerning, censorship will fail… Read more »

Tired Citizen
Tired Citizen
Reply to  Jack Dobson
1 year ago

“Yes, the media continues to have impact, but it is waning fast…”

I wish this was my experience. The NPCs around me, including self proclaimed “republicans” are completely brainwashed by the media. It has proven to me that it does, in fact, work.

B125
B125
Reply to  Tired Citizen
1 year ago

It works on most, but not all. But there are also more people currently rejecting the status quo than ever.

No point worrying about others. I suspect those that can’t distinguish media narrative & globalist agenda from fact & truth are in for a rough time as they are marched off the figurative cliff.

Jack Dobson
Jack Dobson
Reply to  Tired Citizen
1 year ago

My experience has been quite the opposite, although I neglected one point that kind of bolsters yours: the media has started simply not to report anything that hurts the Regime, or quickly buries it. Case in point is the $54 billion grift to the Ukraine. That went over like a lead balloon and any mention of it sort of disappeared in a few days.

Mow Noname
Mow Noname
Reply to  Jack Dobson
1 year ago

Or the two mass shootings in Chicago on Sunday (two episodes, 5 people shot in each attack). Luckily, the gunmen were diversified Americans, so only one Black body was killed. Imagine the loss to society had they been accurate and more diverse Americans were killes.
I don’t follow the news, but I’m sure this is front page across the nation, CNN is reporting live from Chicago and Biden will visit the grieving families.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Tired Citizen
1 year ago

There’s still a whole lot of naivete in a Griller.

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  Tired Citizen
1 year ago

Same here in my western NY blue zoo. Face covering use is up somewhat on the back of the monkey pox narrative.

KGB
KGB
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
1 year ago

Really? That might come from living in a more urban setting. Down the road from you, mask usage has steadily and slowly decreased to almost non-existence.

B125
B125
Reply to  KGB
1 year ago

Even in Toronto masking has mostly declined.

It’s created a big division between Chinese and everyone else, since they are the only ones who are still masking up (and of course the obese and/or elderly white folks).

mikey
mikey
1 year ago

The result is we are headed to a world in which the normal people go about their lives as best they can.

That’s always been the case. Normal people don’t have the mental energy to analyze the war off the Black Sea, the efficiency of 6 foot social distancing or what level of testosterone changes a man into a woman. They’re more interested in what one of the Kardashians wore to a party, Alec Baldwin’s latest problem and the newest cell phone plans.

Tars Tarkas
Tars Tarkas
Reply to  mikey
1 year ago

I cannot understand why anyone cares about what any celebrity thinks on any subject. They are the most worthless people on the planet. That anyone knows who Kim Kardashian is a complete indictment of our society. She’s famous for being famous for being a whore.

WJ0216
WJ0216
Reply to  Tars Tarkas
1 year ago

The pig Kardashian got a guilty as sin black murderer off of death row in my state last year. They had DNA evidence on the murder weapon and an iron clad case but the Pardon and Parole board saw stars. He is still in prison for life without parole so that is the good news.

Felix Krull
Member
Reply to  WJ0216
1 year ago

Springing black killers from jail is her new thing – provided the victim is white. And Oprah Winfrey is backing her.

Devon Tracey made an outstanding, 2 hour+ documentary the Chino Hills Massacre and Kevin Cooper, one of the filthy animals Kim and Oprey wanted to set free.

Four-part playlist:
https://gab.com/Felix_Krull/posts/108228731805904797

Tars Tarkas
Tars Tarkas
Reply to  Felix Krull
1 year ago

I saw that series when he was still on youtube.

The problem with him is he a leftist at heart. He had catch-phrase of “praise the pantsuit” during the 2016 election. Plus, he’s an atheist and atheism is absolute cancer. And he idolizes Sam Harris. Harris is an absolute goofball.

If you can find it, I highly recommend his series “When they rape us” on the Central Park Five.

Felix Krull
Member
Reply to  Felix Krull
1 year ago

Yes, he’s a Commie, but he’s also one of the most eloquent and uncompromising voices for white people online today and he went to bat for the Charlottesville people and the 1/6’ers.

He’s a big fan of Jared Taylor (whom he interviewed), he names the Nose from time to time, and he regularly curbstomps his sensei, Sam Harris, for being a race cuck.

It so happens I also made a convenient playlist for When They Rape Us, another must-watch:

https://gab.com/Felix_Krull/posts/108232409715115610

usNthem
usNthem
Reply to  Tars Tarkas
1 year ago

And a mudsharking whore at that.

SidVic
SidVic
Reply to  usNthem
1 year ago

Yes, that was her bigger sin in my eyes. Caught on tape to boot.

KGB
KGB
Reply to  SidVic
1 year ago

And by “caught” I assume you mean heavily orchestrated and produced for maximum effect.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  mikey
1 year ago

Just so. And this is one reason why democracy with a capacious franchise is farcical. It’s a room full of ignorant–or stupid–people deciding what’s best.

Of course, the people of “America” used to be far less ignorant and stupid.

imbroglio
imbroglio
1 year ago

That the media are the game players whose games are provided by the ruling elite/managerial class certainly seems plausible. Why do the game creators, each with their own foggy or well thought out agendas, create the games they create? The usual explanation is “the will to power.” But power to do what? Often it’s the creation of some utopian fanasy with its attendant horrors, but there may be other considerations as well. In any event, why do we imagine there’s a war going on in Ukraine or that such a place exists? There was apparenty a place called Ukraine at… Read more »

Hoagie
Hoagie
Reply to  imbroglio
1 year ago

You mean like “We were always at war with Eurasia”?

Kralizec
Kralizec
Reply to  Hoagie
1 year ago

No, it’s Eastasia. It has always been Eastasia.

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  imbroglio
1 year ago

Of the many diverse things he said, one of my favorite chilling Nietzsche quotes is [paraphrase mine] that Man would rather will nothing (Destroy what already exists? Nihilism?), that to not will at all. I take his meaning as: we are wont to destroy ourselves and perhaps anything else we can drag down with us, as being preferable to leaving well enough alone. If that insight doesn’t case a certain frisson, I’m not sure what will. Our current regime, as well as many historical instances, would lend support to this baleful view. 🙁

SidVic
SidVic
Reply to  Ben the Layabout
1 year ago

With all due respect. I’ve begun to think you have an unhealthy obsession with Nietzsche. 🙂

Drew
Drew
Reply to  SidVic
1 year ago

In fairness, so did Nietzsche.

Steve
Steve
Reply to  SidVic
1 year ago

It’s a Nietzsche market.

JerseyJeffersonian
JerseyJeffersonian
Reply to  SidVic
1 year ago

I disagree. Nietzsche was the Urvater of modern dissident thought; even before contemporary genetics, he was posing the right questions, and drawing conclusions concerning racial/cultural differences. I need to dive into my collection of his works (and replace a couple that I loaned out and never got back) to refresh my remembrances of his speculative thoughts.Beyond Good and Evil, The Geneology of Morals, Joyful Wisdom, The Will to Power, The Anti-Christ, The Twilight of the Idols, and various other works His technique is sometimes discursive, adducing evidence for an argument. At other times, his concentrated aphoristic style just delivers a… Read more »

JerseyJeffersonian
JerseyJeffersonian
Reply to  JerseyJeffersonian
1 year ago

I meant to say, As not S.
Proofreading is a virtue.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Ben the Layabout
1 year ago

Pascal said it before him.

“All of man’s problems arise from being unable to sit quietly in a room.”

SamlAdams
SamlAdams
1 year ago

In short, what (social) media + the march through educational institutions + globalism has gotten us is the worst case of “emergent behavior” ever. Instead of just burning a few witches, we burn the world. “Never blame on conspiracy that which is explainable by emergent behavior”

Hun
Hun
Reply to  SamlAdams
1 year ago

There certainly *are* names that can be named as responsible for many of our miseries. Blaming “emergent behavior” is in effect the same as blaming society and it strips the bad actors of their responsibility.

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  Hun
1 year ago

Which fish is to blame for the motion of the school? Or which individual bird for the direction of the flock in flight? Emergent behavior is a real thing. Humans aren’t exempt. This isn’t saying that human beings never plot deliberate acts, nor that all happens by accident. Of course not. But taking the opposite extreme, that every event is due to hidden actors and deliberate plotting, is equally invalid.

Hun
Hun
Reply to  Ben the Layabout
1 year ago

I didn’t say that emergent behavior is not real. Similarly, society is real and yet, blaming society tends to be stupid.

There exist certain specific people, who have names, and they need to be physically removed so that we can move on and start fixing things. This needs to happen periodically.

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  Ben the Layabout
1 year ago

It’s a blend of behaviors.

At the top there most certainly a coeterie that acts with intent.

In the middle and at the bottom there are certainly simple creatures that pick up on the emitted signals and swim in that direction.

Wkathman
Wkathman
Reply to  SamlAdams
1 year ago

Funny how a lot of “emergent behavior” is funded by the ultra-wealthy.

Tars Tarkas
Tars Tarkas
Reply to  SamlAdams
1 year ago

If that is true, why is the emergent behavior always partisan in one direction and just happens to benefit the managerial class?

Some of it is obviously emergent, but not all. The managers have a choice of who they hire whose behavior might “emerge” in a different direction. They do everything humanly possible to keep out wrong-thinkers. Even if the behavior is 100% emergent, it is not an accident that the hive is loaded with particular types of people whose emergent behavior is at least somewhat predictable.

c matt
c matt
Reply to  Tars Tarkas
1 year ago

Just because it is emergent does not necessarily mean it can not be directed. You through a rock from a particular direction at a school of fish and you can influence the direction of the emergent behavior

TomA
TomA
1 year ago

Today’s post accurately describes a vicious cycle of degeneracy that is taking us all into the vortex of decline as a society. And there is nothing to slow or check the acceleration. Worst yet, the vote-harder myth is keeping normie firmly planted on the couch because the upcoming RINO wave justifies his Comfort First addiction. Enough Black Pill. There is a road to redemption, but it is, of necessity, a very hard road that will demand the best of us. And make no mistake about it, the price of failure is death. There is no reset button in real life.… Read more »

Hun
Hun
1 year ago

Z-Man’s diagnosis is similar to Yarvin’s, who blames Harvard and The Media. I am not entirely sure I believe the theory that there isn’t a small cabal behind a lot of this, though I don’t think this “cabal” is necessarily a part of the US deep state. Anyway, on a semi-related note, I heard someone use the word “presstitute” and it got me thinking about where the journos stand in the ranking of bad actors in the system. In conclusion, the word “presstitute” is an insult to prostitutes and common whores, who tend to be pathetic, but not evil. Mainstream… Read more »

c matt
c matt
Reply to  thezman
1 year ago

In many ways it is like “organized” crime of old. There were many factions within a general framework that at times coordinated out of self interest, at other times clashed. To an outsider, it looked somewhat “organized” but was more just coordinated actions when it suited the situation, like if a particular group overstepped its bounds and the rest got it back in line or if they met an external threat

usNthem
usNthem
1 year ago

The problem with our worthless, game playing elite is they control all the levers of power over the rest of us plebes. Their fantasies are our nightmares. We can ignore them as best we can, but they’re still screwing with our lives non-stop – see Justine and the ban on all handgun sales – next step will be attempted confiscation. Until there’s some sort of 21st century version of Sherman’s march to the sea, on Washington DC in particular, they have no reason to stop.

B125
B125
Reply to  usNthem
1 year ago

That’s the problem with TomA’s “Grey Man” theory. You can be a “Grey Man” but suddenly you will be chased and exposed for something you *didn’t* do – like taking an experimental COVID jab. In extreme cases like Austria, vaccine papers were being checked in public and simply existing as unvaccinated mean you got fines and extra taxes.

They aren’t just going to leave you alone.

Hun
Hun
Reply to  B125
1 year ago

Did anybody actually get fined in Austria?

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  Hun
1 year ago

Biden’s threatened door-to-door jab squads faded away quite quickly.

I guess they couldn’t find anyone that eager to take the ambient temperature challenge.

mr mittens
mr mittens
1 year ago

I sit on my front porch listening to the far off yelping of the coyotes on a fresh kill. It matters not a whit to me. Three weeks is about the max for the disaster of the month, the attention span of the average person cannot stay fixated on them longer than that and they require a new set of gladiators.

karl von hungus
karl von hungus
1 year ago

the people at the top have lost control of the herd, and they sense it. sure they can make normie go “moo” but that is about it. people are withdrawing from the hive, quietly, but steadily. the corporate work model is breaking down, the public school model is breaking down, the volunteer military model is breaking down, the get married and start families model is breaking down. in short, the consumerist society is dying. at some point real people have to do real work in the real world, and more and more that work is not at the behest of… Read more »

Jack Dobson
Jack Dobson
Reply to  karl von hungus
1 year ago

Agreed, I was about to make the same point (and still will touch on some related aspects).

ProZNoV
ProZNoV
1 year ago

The only way I’ll ever believe Joseph R. Biden junior had anything to do with that “editorial” in the WSJ is if it turns out to be 90% plagiarized.

RoBG
RoBG
Reply to  ProZNoV
1 year ago

His bio (which includes being held back in school more than once and repeated plagiarism) never deterred his voters, though, did it?

btp
Member
1 year ago

Just got the gun confiscation DLC, “Uvalde.” My character build this time is chaotic evil, so I’m going to see if I can fight the Empire’s enforcers and arm the village’s children with M4s. I’ve heard that will blot out the sun and bring an Era of Darkness to GAE, so it’s kinda hardcore. But, you know, chaotic evil, so…

I’ve heard there is a side quest you can trigger if you sequence your discussions with NPCs just right, where you smuggle guns to Canada. Super-risky, but it pays off with 10mm gold, so gonna give it a shot.

Falcone
Falcone
1 year ago

I think when you cut through everything, the question is really quite simple. Do you worship man or God? If the latter, Truth is your ultimate concern because God is external truth. Do you even put God before country? Country is men, often lying and deceitful men, and what is a country when borders are artificial and subject to change or to the whims of man? What strikes me about those persons in the media pursuing the truth is their strong and unmistakable religious natures. And that they would not hesitate to put the pursuit of truth before politics or… Read more »

Falcone
Falcone
Reply to  Falcone
1 year ago

External = eternal

But I think even the former makes some sense, albeit unintentional

Dinodoxy
Dinodoxy
1 year ago

You are correct to a point. But only up to a point. The difference between “the media” and a flock of starlings is that the starlings are free agents and the people in the media are not. Reporters, writers and the face people of the media are all employees of corporations. They don’t report on whatever they want, with whatever take they want. They follow directives from their bosses. This is (or should be obvious) to anyone that thinks about if for a few moments. But instead everyone plays along with the fantasy that “journalists” are all entirely free agents… Read more »

Falcone
Falcone
Reply to  Dinodoxy
1 year ago

Boiling everything down, the media selects for either immoral or amoral people who have zero qualms in spreading lies or half truths. These are people who can be bought off for a low price, i.e. cheap whores. What used to strike me about politicians, when they were caught in some kind of bribery scandal, was how little money it took to buy them off. The people buying them had to be laughing their butts off. But then the politician got wise. And so did the media, and they upped their prices. So here we have today people who by their… Read more »

JerseyJeffersonian
JerseyJeffersonian
Reply to  Falcone
1 year ago

Ja, I recall a comedy record by Rich Small (?) from diring the Nixon administration in which he did a bit about how Spiro Agnew could be bought off with a bribe of a turkey. Logical, considering what a small time Maryland politician he was.

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1 year ago

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G Lordon Giddy
G Lordon Giddy
1 year ago

Feels like the new George Floyd might be guns for awhile. The idiot and chief and the media are going to role play being Justin Trudeau. It really does get weary dealing with these clowns. We can count on Mitch McConnell and conservative Inc to pick up their NY Times and read that today it’s time for the gun clown act.

Hokkoda
Member
Reply to  G Lordon Giddy
1 year ago

They’ll milk it for fundraising.

Kinda surprised nobody’s taken a shot at Trudeau yet.

Maxda
Maxda
1 year ago

It will be nothing but gun-control for a few weeks. Perhaps the left thinks this is an issue that they can win with in November. It already blew up in their faces somewhat as people noticed how the cops on the scene facilitated the massacre.

By the time it blows over as a headline, the Russians will be finished crushing the Ukrainian army in Donbas.

btp
Member
Reply to  Maxda
1 year ago

The Republicans are happy to have discovered a way to both preemptively double-cross their voters and cost them victory in the midterm elections: join in an assault weapons ban. An opportunity like this only comes by once in a very great while, so the leadership plans to make the most of this chance. Godspeed, Mitch!

Steve
Steve
Reply to  btp
1 year ago

I suspect that McCornhole has no qualms about losing the election this fall. A guy I used to work with was heavily involved in the local GOP and he told me that the party elders – McCornhole in particular – would rather be in the minority as it helps them with fundraising and they don’t have to take much heat from the media. This was on display during the obamacare/budget fight in 2011. For a while, they had obama on the ropes and could have demanded more, but chose to back off. I suspect one of the reasons was that… Read more »

miforest
Member
Reply to  Steve
1 year ago

they are not going to lose crap. the dominion vting machines will give the GOP a uselessly small majority in the house and the dems will stage a last minute comeback to keep the senate.

RoBG
RoBG
Reply to  Steve
1 year ago

That man and his wife are more responsible than anybody in either house for offshoring critical manufacturing and enriching themselves in the process.

Member
Reply to  btp
1 year ago

Vichy’s gotta Vichy!

3g4me
3g4me
Reply to  btp
1 year ago

btp: If that’s what it takes to stop the anticipatory warnings of “red wave in November,” then God speed. I want to see the lowest possible turnout. Let the evil part and the stupid party both lose.

Hun
Hun
Reply to  Maxda
1 year ago

They will resurrect Covid for the next fall/winter. Monkeypox is not working out.

JerseyJeffersonian
JerseyJeffersonian
Reply to  Hun
1 year ago

Ja, already saw some article floated about how very, very infectious the Omicron variety is. So, right you are, masks up, NPCs; your craven, self-abnegating lives may depend upon Universal Compliance being forced upon us all. Mohr Jabs for all, this time with certified “hot” batches of poisoned shots.

I hope that I live long enough to see Gates, Fauci, and their ilk twitching and kicking ar the end of ropes.

RoBG
RoBG
Reply to  Hun
1 year ago

Almost certainly. The diagnosed Monkey Pox cases overwhelmingly have been among men who have sex with men. “Pride” month will not be cancelled or curtailed in any way, so expect media coverage to disappear. Particularly if cases skyrocket post viral-incubation/contagion period.

Hokkoda
Member
Reply to  Hun
1 year ago

It helps that people have been joking about monkey pox for several months as the fear-replacement for Covid. Mocking it early and often has blunted the effect. It’s also mainly affecting gays, shining an unfavorable light on an unhealthy lifestyle choice.

Anyway, this meme has been circulating for months: comment image?resize=840%2C560&ssl=1

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  Maxda
1 year ago

In somewhat related news, Rosneft (Russian gas/oil company) is paying a record dividend, despite “sanctions.” How much of this will actually be collected by owners of the stock(s) in the West remains to be seen. I have a sneaking suspicion that the well-connected will claim their money, despite supposed asset freezes. Whether us little fish, who took speculative positions before trading was suspended, will ever see that money is an open question.