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Strange Daze as Seen from “a humble cottage with a thatched roof”

Mine is a most peaceable disposition. My wishes are: and a few fine trees before my door; and if God wants to make my happiness complete, he will grant me the joy of seeing some six or seven of my enemies hanging from those trees. Before death I shall, moved in my heart, forgive them all the wrong they did me in their lifetime. One must, it is true, forgive one’s enemies– but not before they have been hanged. — Heinrich Heine

Carthage Must Be Destroyed! The Atlanticist Axis is desperate to remove Russian leadership and influence on the rest of the world, because Russia keeps blocking their imperial plans, whether in Syria, Ukraine, Asia, Latin America, or Africa. The purpose of such an overt false flag attack as a nuclear detonation, real or fake, would be to generate sufficient international horror and emotion to remove Russia from the UN Security Council, or expel her from the UN entirely. They will require a 9-11 level event to achieve that. Rest assured that when the bomb is finally detonated, the paperwork to expel Russia will be presented to the UN General Assembly before the ashes have hit the ground.

Ellen Harding Baker’s “Solar System” Quilt (1876 — ca. 1883) Two years after a naked-eye comet pierced the blanket of night in the spring of 1874, Ellen Harding Baker (1847–1886) began a near decade-long project to bring the stars farther down to Earth: an appliqué quilt depicting the solar system, complete with a green-tailed comet, its slingshot course plotted around the Sun. On this dreamy textile, measuring seven by eight feet, moons orbit their various planets in running stitch, asteroids clump in circular fields, and embroidered stars of wool and silk blaze out in concentric rings of yellow, blue, and red.

Vladimir’s Putin’s History of Vengeance Against the West A fourth scenario is that the war continues indefinitely. This is, alas, the most likely scenario because it fits Putin’s personality. It also appears to be what most Russians expect. Whether it continues at the present level or becomes a frozen conflict, as has happened in Georgia and between Armenia and Azerbaijan, isn’t clear. But after all the savage bloodletting in Ukraine, and the bitter enmity it has created there and in Russia, it’s hard to see the fighting fading away entirely.

Unless, in a fifth scenario, Putin opts to break a stalemate, or ward off a seeming defeat, by going nuclear. In the past, few observers would have expected him to do so. But then again few (including this writer) expected him to invade Ukraine, even after he massed nearly 200,000 troops on its border. The reason is that his decision to launch such a war seemed so out of character. But if, as I have argued, it was in fact so squarely in character, then who is to say that going nuclear would not be? Whether Putin does so depends on many factors. Will he actually apply the much-disputed idea in Russian military doctrine of “escalating to de-escalate”? Will he be sufficiently certain that exploding a small tactical weapon won’t trigger an all-out nuclear exchange? Will he break the taboo that has prevented any use of nuclear weapons since 1945? Let us hope not. But if he decides that such a move is the only way to avoid a humiliating defeat, then the once unimaginable will be all too likely.

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  • Sell Your Cloak December 16, 2022, 12:31 PM

    “Do not think that I came to bring peace on the earth; I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.”

    Matthew 10:34

  • Dirk December 17, 2022, 11:25 AM

    Who’s the Bully, Putin, OR The US Govt? . Thats a tough one.

    It’s amusing, what’s new is actually old, that were about to be involved in a World War, has been predictable for those who have a decent understanding of history.

    I predict “ THEY/THEM” will loose Bigley. I WILL travel to wherever We The People are hanging those responsible. If I gotta walk, I’ll leave early.

    2023 is going to be a ball buster, our very own Govt is now Communist, not expectable.

    I’m begging you all to stock your supplies. When you have enough for a year worth, work on two years.
    If you live in a stick home,,,,,your at a disadvantage.

    Lastly “ When you use the language of your enemy, You have become them”. Meaning, leftist wordsmiths are changing definition, of content one letter, one comma, one misplaced word at a time.

    I recently pulled us a copy of the Constitution for review. Something wasn’t right, I went to my office and read my framed constitution, sure as shit, the left had changed things, not for the good of the People.

    Question authority often, and for gods sakes do NOT talk to cops.

    • ghostsniper December 17, 2022, 6:44 PM

      Dirk axed: “Who’s the Bully, Putin, OR The US Govt? . Thats a tough one.”
      That’s not tough at all.
      Just ax yourself, which one has harmed you.

      Putin is fed up with the crimes perpetrated by the us gov’t.