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Strange Daze: Big Fish. REALLY Big Fish

The claim “we don’t negotiate with terrorists” is an absolute lie. Terrorists are the only people Governments ever negotiate with.

The Democratic coalition is an hourglass, top-heavy and bottom-heavy with a narrow middle. In addition to hoovering up the votes of college-educated Americans, the Democrats are the party of the Big Rich—tech billionaires and CEOs, investment banking houses, and the managerial class that spans large corporate enterprises and aligned prestige federal agencies like the Justice Department and the national security agencies. This mostly white and Asian American group cannot win elections without the overwhelming support of Black Americans, and smaller majorities of Hispanic and Asian American voters, clustered in the downtowns and inner suburbs. The high cost of living in Democratic hub cities forces out the multiracial middle; the exceptions tend to be civil servants like police and first responders and teachers who can (sometimes) afford to live in or near their downtown jobs.

The social base of the Democrats is neither a few liberal billionaires nor the more numerous cohorts of high-school educated minority voters; it is the disproportionately white college-educated professionals and managers. These affluent but not rich overclass households dominate the Democratic Party and largely determine its messaging, not by virtue of campaign contributions or voting numbers, but because they very nearly monopolize the staffing of the institutions that support the party—K-12 schools and universities, city and state and federal bureaucracies, public sector unions, foundations, foundation-funded nonprofit organizations, and the mass media. By osmosis, professional and managerial values and material interests and fads and fashions permeate the Democratic Party and shape its agenda.

The kulak uprising in [your] 5 districts must be crushed without pity. . . . 1) Hang (and I mean hang so that the people can see) not less than 100 known kulaks, rich men, bloodsuckers. 2) Publish their names. 3) Take all their grain away from them. 4) Identify hostages . . . . Do this so that for hundreds of miles around the people can see, tremble, know and cry . . . . Yours, Lenin. P. S. Find tougher people.

The internet has become a tool for government oppression – The New Neo   The internet has also greatly facilitated the ability to spy on people – in other words, to collect vast storehouses of information on them and to search it for whatever the government or the company is seeking. For example, GoFundMe has the personal information of everyone who donated to the truckers convoy; do you think they would protect that infomation if the government wanted it? I sure don’t. In fact, it’s likely that the government already has access to it. And such goings-on also discourage people from contributing to conservative causes in the first place, because they fear the government will retaliate. That’s one of the goals of this entire process, too – to induce fear and avoidance behavior.

The truckers can just say no… we don’t feel like working this month. No poutine or Cornish pasties for you, Ottawa! Then what? Throw them all in jail? How will that help move stuff from Point A to Point B? It kind of looks like they have Mr. T over a Molson barrel. For now, it’s a stand-off, but it looks to me like the Prime Minister must resign and whoever takes charge next will have to rapidly rethink the country’s entire Covid-19 policy in a not-insane direction.

The Great Reset for Dummies :  The practical aim of the Great Reset is to fundamentally restructure the world’s economy and geopolitical relations based on two assumptions: one, that every element of nature and every life form is a part of the global inventory (managed by the allegedly benevolent state, which, in turn, is owned by several suddenly benevolent wealthy people, via technology)—and two, that all inventory needs to be strictly accounted for: be registered in a central database, be readable by a scanner and easily ID’ed, and be managed by AI, using the latest “science.” The goal is to count and then efficiently manage and control all resources, including people, on an unprecedented scale, with unprecedented digital anxiety and precision—all while the masters keep indulging, enjoying vast patches of conserved nature, free of unnecessary sovereign peasants and their unpredictability. The king’s world feels far more predictable and relaxed when the chaos of human subjectivity is contained for good.

What I remember most about New York was the ash. There was ash everywhere, literally everywhere. On the streets, on the tops of mailboxes, on cars, on rooftops. I walked down every street running my fingers through the thick, grey ash that had gathered on the sills of the windows. It glinted like iron pyrites; there was something in it that glinted. The closer you got to where the World Trade Center had been, the thicker the ash got. I went there and gawped like a ghoul through the steel mesh fences, pretending to stand in silent solidarity, hoping to see bodies. The hellish heap of rubble was still on fire. The ash was in the air. The city stank, and was very quiet.

“Institutions will be increasingly bossy, limiting personal freedoms, chastising bad manners, and cleansing the culture. Powerful new civic organizations will make judgments about which individual rights deserve respect and which do not. Criminal justice will become swift and rough, trampling on some innocents to protect an endangered and desperate society from those feared to be guilty. Expect a loss of personal privacy.

The Most Dangerous Time – by T.L. Davis

Boom: 5.4M first-time gun buyers, 33% women, blacks up 44% 

EGM: Stopping The Madness – Western Rifle Shooters Association

Don Surber: Government of the Government, by the Government, for the Government Hoover did not bother much with law enforcement. Instead he built a bureaucracy and spied on politicians and private citizens, creating one of the largest and least accountable bureaucracies the world. After more than 40 years in power, he died. Nixon passed over Hoover’s handpicked successor, Mark Felt. Within 2 years, Nixon– the first president to carry 49 states — was gone. Mark Felt and The Bureau had their vengeance.


Modernity is not at all short on ideas, arguments, insults, ideologies, strategems, conflicts, world-saving machines or clever TED talks. But it is very short on saints; and how we need their love, wisdom, discipline and stillness amidst the roaring of the Machine. Maybe we had better start looking at how to embody a little of it ourselves. —  Paul Kingsnorth, “The Dream of the Rood”

This Is Your Last Chance,  Like financial and economic collapse, intellectual and moral collapse will center on governments. Billions of people indoctrinated in some version of statist dogma will look to governments as the solution for the government-created apocalypse. Courtier intellectuals, media lights, corporate shills, and other minions and toadies will be scurrying like cockroaches in a filthy kitchen when the lights are turned on. Their voluminous output of putrid, state worshipping dreck will have the same value as fiat debt and currencies.

“It is true that in Kentucky the planters are not obliged to pay the slaves whom they employ, but they derive small profits from their labor, while the wages paid to free workmen would be returned with interest in the value of their services. The free workman is paid but he does his work quicker than the slave; and rapidity of execution is one of the great elements of economy. The white sells his services, but they are purchased only when they may be useful; the black can claim no remuneration for his toil, but the expense of his maintenance is perpetual; he must be supported in his old age as well as in manhood, in his profitless infancy as well as in the productive years of youth, in sickness as well as in health. Payment must equally be made in order to obtain the services of either class of men: the free workman receives his wages in money; the slave in education, in food, in care, and in clothing. The money which a master spends in the maintenance of his slaves goes gradually and in detail, so that it is scarcely perceived; the salary of the free workman is paid in a round sum and appears to enrich only him who receives it; but in the end the slave has cost more than the free servant, and his labor is less productive.” — Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America, Volume One, 1835


  • You are to turn a blind eye to black kids getting jumped by other ones in school.
  • You are to turn a blind eye to lapses in black intellectuals’ work, because black people lack white privilege.
  • You are to turn a blind eye to the fact that social history is complex, and instead pretend that those who tell you that all racial discrepancies are due to racism are evidencing brilliance.
  • You are to turn a blind eye to the willful dimness of condemning dead people for moral lapses normal in their time, as if they were still alive.
  • You are to turn a blind eye to black undergraduates cast into schools where they are in over their heads, and into law schools incapable of adjusting to their level of preparation in a way that will allow them to pass the bar exam.
  • You are to turn a blind eye to the folly in the idea of black “identity” as all about what whites think rather than about what a person themselves thinks.
  • You are to turn a blind eye to innocent children taught to think in these ways practically before they can hold a pencil.
  • And do understand — you cannot live gracefully as an Elect while carefully disavowing the above. This is not a buffet; The Elect is a prix fixe affair.
  • Under the Elect, blackness becomes what you aren’t – i.e. seen fully by whites – as opposed to what you are. It is what someone does to you, rather than what you like to do. And all of this is thought of as advanced rather than backward thought. All “because racism.” Racism über alles, but the problem is that Elect philosophy teaches black people to live obsessed with just how someone maybe doesn’t quite fully like them, and then die unappeased.

Australia will eventually have around 1500 real terrorists or freedom fighters (the label dependent on which side you are on) They will be supported by 15,000 secretly signed up members or activists. They will have 150,000 ardent supporters and 1.5 million normies that agree with the goals but who would like the violence to stop. None of these people will cooperate with the police. 150,000 won’t out of loyalty and 1.5 million won’t out of fear of retribution. In the middle will be 24 million Australians who just wish to go to work, grumble about their latest jab and have a plant based meat bbq at the weekend but who blame the terrorists for the fact that the only meat they can now eat comes from bugs.

Why Do Civilizations Collapse?   In the West today, we operate under the influence of our own key philosophy, which we can call scientism: the tendency to rely on scientific claims to describe the functioning of society, even when there is no empirical reason to assume that they apply. We act as if we are already living in a scientifically-planned society, immune to collapse on a time scale that any of us have to worry about. This is very far from the truth. We are certainly living in socially-engineered societies, but they are not scientifically planned in any straightforward way. Our organs of economic management do not secretly know how the economy really works. Our systems of political regulation are operating on the fumes of their institutional inheritance from two or three generations ago—the last spurt of institutional growth in Western societies happened roughly during the 1970s.

Unremarkable Clothes –   Just as film and media rarely shows people wearing masks and staring blankly at their phone, which is how reality actually looks (perhaps this reality is simply too depressing to see reflected back to us) film and media rarely shows accurately just how unstylish we’ve become. Curb Your Enthusiasm is maybe the most accurate depiction I can think of.

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  • Hyland February 7, 2022, 9:17 AM

    Ted Nugent describes what is wrong about Neil Young… it’s drugs, alcohol, and his apathy to pay attention to what’s really going down. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ip4gbs-lntM

  • ghostsniper February 7, 2022, 9:43 AM

    For the past 15+ years I have been proving gov’t is both unnecessary and a huge handicap for individuals. You probably have too. I see no use for any of it and will spend the rest of my days avoiding it.

    • Hyland February 7, 2022, 10:02 AM

      “Governments, whatever their pretensions otherwise, try to preserve themselves by holding the individual down … Government itself, indeed, may be reasonably defined as a conspiracy against him. Its one permanent aim, whatever its form, is to hobble him sufficiently to maintain itself.”
      – H L Mencken

    • FLSTF February 8, 2022, 9:17 AM

      Any suggestions on how to stop funding the government?
      Since we all pay them with our tax monies, it doesn’t do any good to hate them while we pay their salaries.

  • Richard February 7, 2022, 10:18 AM

    With regard to the video of The Northwestern University band: It has become beyond my grasp to understand the sort of stupidity displayed by these kids. It seems assured they will wear their chains of subservience cheerfully. Joseph Stalin could not have been more successful in one of his Terror campaigns, in achieving the sort of slavish acquiescence we continue to witness.
    Where’s a guided, exploding penguin when you need one?

    • guest February 7, 2022, 2:53 PM

      With regard to the video of The Northwestern University band…


      • Richard February 7, 2022, 3:18 PM

        I should’ve been more specific. My bad.
        Libs of Tik Tok
        At a basketball game in Illinois.

  • John Venlet February 7, 2022, 10:19 AM

    Not even the 400 lb marlin story, which I did not watch cause I don’t care for Joe Rogan even if he’s allegedly singing the right tune, at the moment, could overcome the despairing aspects of the remainder of this issue of “Strange Daze.” I must admit, though, that the stylish dress of the individuals in the last photo was quite nice.

    • ghostsniper February 7, 2022, 1:41 PM

      I’m guessing that pik was taken in the 50’s, early 50’s.
      I’m a fan of the 40’s. If I believed in reincarnation I’d swear I lived a former life in the 40’s. My wife and I frequently watch movies (and lesser, TV shows) from the 40’s. People had built-in style back then. Even the poor folks weren’t sloppy. Today, 9 out of 10 people out in public are sloppy hawgz.

      In the 40’s men and women wore hats every time they went out in public. And look at the coats they wore. 1/2″ thick material that was 100% organic and meant to last. A coat like that would weigh 10 lbs and if you were a business man you had another coat on underneath it, with your suit. If the blobs you see out in public today, staring at their phones, had to wear a coat like that they’d drop from over exertion. Men’s pants in the 40’s came almost up under their arms. Today it’s impossible to find mens pants that aren’t 60’s style hip huggers. Women took pride in themselves and were wholesome through and through. Look at their 40’s hair styles, downright architectural!

      Children in the 40’s stopped being children at about age 10 and started moving toward becoming an adult by about 16-18 and by 21 most were either in college or at least gainfully employed and/or creating a family. My own parents got married when they were 17 and 22 and by the time my mother was 21 she had 3 kids, and my father was a buiilding contractor with his own business. 21 yo’s of today are still children of the 40’s and even well into their 30’s today still address the world as if they are adolescents and parents today still treat their adult children as if they were 40’s teenagers. Seems the people of today are leading a stunted existence – a world of eternal children. Is it any wonder the world is in chaos?

      • Princess Cutekitten February 7, 2022, 4:51 PM

        I inherited a coat of my mom’s. It was made in the 50’s—as was I, now that I think of it!😊. That coat has straight, tightly sewn seams. The lining is about 1/2 inch thick. I am pretty sure the buttons were originally sewn on tightly, though after 70 years I tighten them up every August or thereabouts.
        That coat seems to weigh about 40 pounds, and when I wear it I feel like a knight in armor. It keeps me warm in windy, subzero weather. You could not buy such a coat today, and I don’t understand why. In Minnesota, if nowhere else, there ought to be a market. You could probably charge into the 4 figures for something made that well, especially If individually tailored. But nobody seems interested. It’s puzzling.

        • My reply February 7, 2022, 5:28 PM

          I am female and was “made in the ’40’s”. (I believe that I have lived during America’s best years, but that’s another story.) At my age and small size, I have recently been contemplating donating a warm cloth “car coat” with a hood and thick zip-in(?) lining that I wore in winter for years. Now it is just too heavy for me, and cumbersome. Also, such a coat would take up way too much space on an airplane, or in luggage. Another reason coats like yours do not exist today is that current coats are mass-produced for the existing market. I have bought coats and jackets in recent years from landsend.com. They get lighter-weight all the time. Some fit into zip “pockets”. I am a big fan of landsend, based in Wisconsin. They check all the boxes for me! (Lots of items besides coats, in endless sizes.)

  • jwm February 7, 2022, 10:23 AM

    Ah well. In the midst of all the grim and awful news of the day, I stumbled on this little gem. Let a sixteen year old film maker chill your bones for a few. Best thing I’ve seen in a while.


    • John Venlet February 7, 2022, 11:02 AM

      Definitely a short that’ll get one’s attention, JWM, though I’m still uncertain it’s gem quality, but then I’m not a big horror film fan. Thanks.

    • gwbnyc February 7, 2022, 12:54 PM

      now I’m curious.

      got some raised flesh watching.

    • ghostsniper February 7, 2022, 1:56 PM

      Can’t believe I wasted 10 mins on that.

  • nunnya bidnez, jr February 7, 2022, 10:26 AM

    Just got back from Manhattan.. Wife had to see her surgeon for a follow-up visit.

    The subway from Brooklyn into Manhattan came quickly enough, and only had one homeless person spread out on the seat. 99% of the riders had masks on their faces, only one or two had it pulled down partially. Zombies everywhere, from every layer of social strata.

    Forty minutes later we’re out on the street on The Upper East Side, and the ratio was down to about 60% masked.

    At the hospital they’ve instituted a new policy regarding visitors; only the patient can enter the building, a spouse or other chaperone must get approval from the doctor’s office upstairs before being allowed to enter the building. No, you can’t call the doctor’s from the lobby, you must go outside on the sidewalk and call them; if they’ll allow someone to accompany the patient then they have to notify the security desk, so you can be let into the building.

    Fortunately, it was merely freezing rain and windy outside.

    Wait, wait, wait for the usual automated telephone system to connect you to a real human, explain the situation, hope and pray that the doctor’s assistant will let you bring a visitor. No?! No, they’re not letting anyone other than the patient go upstairs. So the patient loses a second pair of ears to listen to the doctor’s diagnosis and prescription; the patient loses someone who would have remembered more questions to ask the doctor. BUT AT LEAST NOBODY WILL GET OMICRON!!

    oh, please.

    OK, I’ll just wait here in the lobby for an hour, until she’s done with her visit. NO! YOU CAN’T STAY HERE! There’s a waiting area out on the sidewalk, with a tent and chairs. Wait there!

    The waiting area is a fully enclosed fabric shed, with plexiglass windows, wooden-slat park benches, and two overhead electric heaters for the entire 30-foot by 60-foot space. So, it’s “outdoors”, yet it’s just as “indoors” as any other building lobby, with just as little ventilation. That’ll kill off the covid, eh?

    So I sat there in the cold tent for forty minutes, watching and being watched by all the passers-by on the sidewalk, waiting for her doctor’s visit to end. When the phonecall came that she was on her way down in the elevator, I ambled into the building and waited between the outer and inner doors of the vestibule. The security officers came over and told me to mask up or leave.. I protested – But, she’s coming down in the elevator, she’ll be here in a moment! They don’t back down…You have to leave the building!
    The elevator arrives and she’s coming outside now. What did the surgeon say? Did you ask him such-and-such? No, forgot, wish you were there to remind me.

    Taking the subway back to Brooklyn, three college-age white girls near the entrance .. “will you sign this petition to support refugees? can you donate?” I’m muttering under my breath, behind my mask, Fuck You, Commies.

    Two homeless encamped on the platform, one in the train. The usual assortment of hipsters and working-class immigrants. 99% are masked, except for that sketchy-looking older black guy. I smile at him. Keep on trucking bro; the revolution is delayed, but it’ll be televised.

  • Mike Anderson February 7, 2022, 10:54 AM

    Unremarkable “Curb Your Enthusiasm” Fashion?

    Pu-lease. It’s Slob Culture at its epitome. No one looks good in deliberately torn jeans and some cheap-ass hoodie. Most folks’ everyday wear is neither attractive nor practical. For just a few bucks more pretty much anyone can look neat and presentable, maybe even fashionable, in practical and durable sports or athletic wear (lightweight ski pullovers are the bomb, tac pants rule). The argument “I just wear what’s comfortable” is the classic slob cop-out, readily disproven the first time Mr Comfortable gets trapped wearing a cheap-ass hoodie in the rain. But like crabs in a bucket, the Slobs will expect everyone around them to conform.

  • Hyland February 7, 2022, 10:57 AM

    Listen to this guy describe how the trucker’s congregation in Ottawa is shaping up identical to Tiananmen Square… https://www.brasscheck.com/video/alert-canadian-govt-using-gun-thugs-to-provoke-demonstrators/

    • John Venlet February 7, 2022, 11:06 AM

      Commies are gonna commie, and individuals who currently hold reigns of power in governments throughout the world have been paying close attention to how the commie Chinese, have been able to retain and increase their power. They’ve learned their lessons well.

  • James ONeil February 7, 2022, 11:08 AM

    Anarcho-capitalism, shadow economics, under the table trade, undocumented exchange. I wonder if the time’s right to simply ignore the system on a grand scale. Say yessur boss & nosur boss & I’sa gonna do what you tell me boss to the government, give them lip service but do whatever in spite of rules, regulations,presidential mandates, etc.

    Gold and silver backed cryptocurrency becoming a thing. Perhaps an exchange route outside government purview.

    Handshakes, not written contracts, find out whose word’s good, whose isn’t.

    Seems to me there’s a lot of room to grow outside the government know and no. & more and more, it’s looking like that’s the only way to go.

    Here’s 20 pounds of salmon, not selling it to you of course, wouldn’t be legal to do so, just giving it to you as a friend. What, you’re giving me that pastel you just finished? Right neighborly of you.

    • Hyland February 7, 2022, 11:32 AM

      Read about “Utah Goldbacks” which are an alternative to the faltering green confetti. This stuff is already in use.

      • KCK February 7, 2022, 2:52 PM

        James! Looks in his freezer to check for space…

        For certain the barter economy is a thing.

        I went to Costco the other day, and paid more than I ever have for food and extra food (prepper food). The Butt Coin (toilet paper) was lined up on palettes an aisle away from the display of more Butt Coin. I was hoarding, and it didn’t seem like any others were. Am I wearing a tin foil hat, or is there about to be a trucker halt (to some extent) in the US?

        • Mike Austin February 7, 2022, 4:27 PM

          You did the right thing: not hoarding, prepping. These days one should have 30 days worth of everything: paper products, meds, fuel, food, water, soap and so on.

        • James ONeil February 7, 2022, 4:27 PM

          “…or is there about to be a trucker halt (to some extent) in the US?”

          Could be, I understand a fair number of truckers are planning a wee vacation in D.C. I heard that a number are getting together 1 March in California to form a jolly caravan, and that others plan to join them from points south, east and north. A route map was posted on farcebook a while back but, surprisingly, their Ministry Of Truth took it down.

  • Hyland February 7, 2022, 11:27 AM

    Jon Rappoport connects the dots describing how GoFundMe is invented and owned by the spooks.

  • Suzan February 7, 2022, 11:37 AM

    I often feel I am walking through a Bruegel painting of medieval peasants when walking in New York City. But, even if you want to, it is nearly impossible to find clothing that isn’t baggy, grey or black and ripped and utterly indistinguishable from that found in any other store. Seeing jammed racks of these items I cannot help but think of those piles of discarded Western “clothes” shipped to garbage heaps that we are constantly lectured about by scolding Karens who are oblivious to their own contribution to the piles.

  • Joe February 7, 2022, 11:48 AM

    Not impressed by the big fish story. First time I have ever seen Joe Rogan. Not impressed by him either.

    • gwbnyc February 7, 2022, 12:32 PM

      I am. How’s that chick holdin’ those things up?

      • ghostsniper February 7, 2022, 2:41 PM

        bungee cords, of course

  • Jack February 7, 2022, 4:07 PM

    Valentine Thomas is a highly experienced free diver and spear fisher but I disagree with what she has done in this instance. Large marlin and swordfish have been hit so hard by over fishing that they are hard to find and most sport fisherman who hunt those things typically let them go.

    Just like the meat from all really large fish, the meat from these big guys isn’t tender or particularly flavorful unless you know a way to make it taste like something else and even then it’s not memorable. Kind of like redfish. No one ate those things until Paul Prudhomme decided to blacken them, cover them with butter, spices and fresh lump blue crab meat and suddenly people started running around blathering about how delicious redfish is/was. I’ve eaten it a number of ways and it cannot compare on any level to flounder, pompano or speckled sea trout.

    • ghostsniper February 7, 2022, 6:07 PM

      Biggest sport fish I ever caught was a 94lb tarpon. Held it up, took the pik, threw it back. 94lb is considered a baby in tarponworld.

      Biggest edible fish I caught was a 103lb grouper, or jewfish, or sea bass. Mighty fine eatin’ right there. Yes, we ate it. Quartered it and fileted it out right on the boat deck. That shit goes for about $18 a lb when you can find it. I haven’t eaten grouper since I was in FL almost 16 years ago. Sure do miss it.

      • Jack February 8, 2022, 7:01 AM

        You were right to release it. Tarpon, marlin, swordfish, sharks and imo big tuna, etc., should be released but people will argue about the tuna. That’s just my opinion.

        Grouper aren’t normally classified as a sport fish except maybe when they are knocking about in the 4-500 lb weight class and I think there is a prohibition on them when they reach a certain size. And I agree, grouper is delicious.

        Before I became so whacked out with IPF and osteoarthritis I waded and fly fished for pompano and flounder on the beaches. Early mornings are best before the surf begins to build and the beach goers begin walking behind you, completely unaware of what it feels like to be nailed or hooked by a Clouser on a well timed back cast.

  • Alexx February 7, 2022, 7:07 PM

    Why can’t I ever get The Burning Platform blog to ever load up correctly? That’s why I never read it consistently. Half way through the article it seizes up and then crashes. So irritating.

  • FLSTF February 8, 2022, 12:27 PM

    They already fear us.
    And they have made it extremely apparent that we terrify the living hell out of them.

    Why else would they be trying so hard to censor, eradicate, de-fund, silence, control, and disarm us?
    Why is it that Donald Trump (and his supporters) is still on the lips (and feeble minds) of the majority of democrats and liberals, almost every single day? Even though he isn’t even in office.

    More than anything else, democrats fear a second civil war or another American revolution. Like Frankenstein’s monster, they will have knowingly created it, and know it will be the cause of their demise.