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Pelosi presides at a pagan ceremony aping the sacrament of marriage, guests told to cover their faces in her presence, Pachamama later appears |    First, all of the guests were packed into various venues before and after the main “marriage ceremony”, and all were totally maskless. THEN, the Vogue reportage is insistent to note that all of the guests were told to COVER THEIR FACES in Pelosi’s presence when she arrived, which they all did with the utmost piety. Now stop and think about this.  No one is wearing a mask until the high priestess Pelosi arrives, then all must veil their faces, clearly having NOTHING to do with even the pose of “health and safety”.  This was a PURE act of religious submission to the person and presence of Pelosi herself.  That they all veiled their faces as a LITURGICAL ACT contingent completely upon Pelosi’s presence –the guests were all seated and the venue packed with no masks until Pelosi’s entrance procession–  is a clear proof of the open manifestation of Covidism AS A POLITICAL RELIGION.

Then, at the reception, guess who showed up to “bless” the couple? Yup. A “Pachamama”. Here the picture of the witch, which I have cropped. She’s basically nude from the waist down save the stripper heels, and clearly hasn’t been going to CrossFit classes, IYKWIM.

“In order for men to do great evil, they must first believe they are doing good.”― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

“I have one consistency, which is being against the totalitarian – on the left and on the right. The totalitarian, to me, is the enemy; the one that’s absolute, the one that wants control over the inside of your head, not just your actions and your taxes.” –Christopher Hitchens

Eric Adams vows return of NYPD gun unit after BLM threat  “This is what I’m going to do. That was my promise and I’m going to keep it,” he said. “This city is not going to be a city of riots, it’s not going to be a city of burning,” the soon-to-be mayor vowed…. [This after he leader of NYC BLM warned the mayor that no police would be allowed: ] “If they think they are going back to the old ways of policing, then we’re going to take to the streets again. There will be riots. There will be fire, and there will be bloodshed,” he warned.

Being ‘LGBT’ has become cosplay for millennials |  It’s all so deeply, tragically pathetic. You can’t identify out of your whiteness — even to consider adopting the customs, or the appearance, of other racial groups is haram. But roll up, roll up, come one come all for LGBT, for queer, and for instant high status as a cool victim. This is the culture (such as it is) that anyone can appropriate, no questions asked — a permanent celebration, with colourful flags and regular feast days.  It is, of course, highly ironic that at the same time as these jamborees and fallals, actual, morally neutral, day-in day-out, boring homosexuality is very much on the cultural back burner.

A 1992 Bosnian Holocaust Survivor Warns America to Never Give Up Their Guns 

Do you have any final advice for Americans who would allow their government to disarm them?

I think defense is very important, but it must be carried out unobtrusively. If you are in a city and SHTF comes, you need a simple, non-flashy place, with lots of guns and ammo.

How much ammo?

As much as possible… Let me give you a piece of advice: You need guns and ammo first — and second, everything else. Literally everything! All depends on the space and money you have.

If you forget something, there will always be someone to trade with for it. But if you forget weapons and ammo, there will be no access to trading for you.

I don’t think big families are extra mouths. Big families means both more guns and strength — and from there, everyone prepares on his own.

Greetings from Feudal California   See, California was designed for lawyers and similar high-status low-lifes, and the beachside communities where the petty royals dwell do not experience a fraction of the hellish nightmare you see on TV. Oh, what you see is real, just not for those in the Birkenstock nobility. You see videos of hordes of hobos leaving their junkie spoor on the sidewalks and that happens, just not to the people that Prince Gavin of Newsom cares about. I don’t think he cares about me personally mind you, but he cares a lot about my ZIP code.

Early Neolithic mass grave reveals new evidence of a violent age in Central Europe | Science | In-depth reporting on science and technology |

Found in 2006 during road works, the Scheck-Kilianstten mass grave is the third known Early Neolithic massacre site in Central Europe. Meyer says the three sites together prove that as early as 7000 years ago, acts of “collective violence” were common. This period also saw humans begin to settle, to build and to live off the land and witnessed the widespread flourishing of a form of pottery known as Linear Pottery culture. The period’s disappearance, write the researchers, “has been portrayed as a result of strife and social unrest, culminating in a far-reaching apocalyptic nightmare of violence, warfare and cannibalism. Although such a scenario appears somewhat exaggerated — the dead from these events were either left unburied or thrown into a mass grave.”

In other words, the characteristics of modernity, the psychological illness of the twentieth century, is this hurriedness, hurrying, scurrying, this fitfulness—fitfulness and superficiality. Technological successes have been tremendous but without a spiritual component mankind will not only be unable to further develop but cannot even preserve itself. There is a belief in an eternal, an infinite progress which has practically become a religion. This is a mistake of the eighteenth century, of the Enlightenment era.” ― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Polish border is the new Fortress Europe in action –   But with Lebanon hurtling towards collapse and Afghanistan’s tragedy far from over, European leaders are settling on a policy of border fortification and pushback when it comes to sudden migratory flows, whatever their rhetoric to the contrary: now its usefulness to Europe’s enemies has been proven, the postwar asylum regime looks like a relic of a different era. From the Aegean to the Baltic, ranks of soldiers behind shields and men on horseback are patrolling the continent’s growing line of border walls: Europe’s 21st century already looks distinctly premodern.

“It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends on his not understanding it.--Upton Sinclair

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Gran Canaria: Tourists having sex on Spanish beach is destroying it |    Hosting up to 14 million visitors a year, Gran Canaria is a gay-friendly tourist destination, with visitors from the US, UK, and Germany among the main markets, and while the authors are quick to emphasize that there is “no intention to criticize some of the LGBTI community,” and stressed that it was not just LGBTQ visitors having sex in the dunes, they note that “cruising is openly practiced” on Maspalomas.
Coastal dune systems are a crucial part of the marine landscape, but have been used to attract tourism around the world — with devastating consequences, the authors write. “Their degradation, in many cases, has been a direct consequence of tourism development,” reads the paper.

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  • ghostsniper November 13, 2021, 12:38 PM

    What can be said about all of this that has not already been said?
    Just living, doing what I do, minding my own business.

  • gwbnyc November 13, 2021, 1:13 PM

    BLM: I sat at the landing outside our apartment door with a boarding cutlass and a pile of rocks last time, I’m better equipped now. Show me what ya got.

    Aside, nat’l gun registry?


    • jay352 November 13, 2021, 7:26 PM

      Prepare to repel boarders!

      • gwbnyc November 13, 2021, 8:02 PM
        • Kevin in PA November 14, 2021, 3:13 AM

          Never bring a knife (even a very large and heavy one) to a gunfight.

          • gwbnyc November 14, 2021, 10:00 AM

            In John Adams’ words, “I thought I would take my part in the fighting.”

          • ghostsniper November 14, 2021, 2:46 PM

            Every waking minute of everyday I have at least one knife on me.
            Sometimes I may have a gun on me.
            If evil forces me to run my gun til it’s dry then the knife will go to work.
            Properly said, it should be, “Never bring ONLY a knife to a gunfight.”

            This is my brand new war knife:

            • Mike Austin November 14, 2021, 2:54 PM

              I am never unarmed, even—especially—at home. When I leave my apartment I have either a 9mm or a .40 with a spare mag. In my bedroom ​I have a 9mm and a real nice Russian rifle.

              My knife is an Al-Mar Sere that I’ve had for 30 years. It served me well in the jungles of Central and South America.


              • ghostsniper November 15, 2021, 4:40 AM

                That’s a very nice knife Mike. Kinda pricey though.
                I have hundreds of knives and that Becker I linked is the most expensive one I have. I put new Micarta tan scales on it cause they have some texture for gripping unlike the originals. And a new Vahala tan kydex sheath as the original was less than satisfactory. Next up will be to removes the thick factory black finish and then regrind the edge. Another hobby tool.

                • Mike Austin November 17, 2021, 5:08 AM

                  Yeah, I saw that price and thought, “Wow!” I bought mine in Portland more than 30 years ago. It has maintained its edge all that time. It cost around $200 then. It’s the only real knife I own.

  • John A Cahill November 13, 2021, 1:17 PM

    Finally have my LTC, and Bosian guy, I can now buy guns, I can now buy ammo.
    But what I can’t find is a gun range to practice at that isn’t full and with open membership.

    I’m definitely behind the curve. If you are looking for me I’ll be out behind the garage practicing throwing stones at tin cans.

    • ghostsniper November 13, 2021, 2:49 PM

      Might be too late, read the link above by gwbnyc

      • Tom Hyland November 13, 2021, 3:25 PM

        There IS a remedy…. never buy a registered piece… and never register. End ‘o story.

  • james wilson November 13, 2021, 1:34 PM

    I appreciate the contributions of Hitchens–many of them–after his Trotsky infatuation period, and especially his wit and physical courage. But. It weakens his warnings about totalitarianism to conflate left and right. The great stuggles are with the left, including his former compatriots, who are in fact winning the struggle. This is common among most former political terrorists and is virtue signalling–look at me, I was one of you too but now I’ve evolved, although I was always evolved because I was once one of you.

    • Mike Austin November 13, 2021, 3:45 PM

      I cannot fully trust a man who once swore allegiance to ‘Team Black’ but now swears allegiance to ‘Team White’. A traitor to one cause—no matter his current claims of loyalty—is still a traitor.

      And there is the small issue of Hitchens’ vicious atheism. Never in my 68 years have I encountered a man suffused with such hatred toward the God of Abraham and Isaac. He never hid it; indeed, he boasted about it and ridiculed Christians every chance he got. Even on his deathbed he spit out his hatred of God. His son Alexander was with him:

      “I spent my father’s final weeks and days at his bedside and watched him draw his final breath and die, and can assure you that there was no hint of any sort of conversion…In fact, we barely spoke about religion at all except for joint expressions of frustration at the god [sic] botherers who made the rounds in the ICU and other units where dying people could be preyed upon by vulturous Christians.”

      All his wit, all his intelligence, all his charm, all his education, all his books, all his popularity, all his cleverness: Of what use were they to Hitchens at the end? Of what use are such worldly things if the price of them is your soul?

      • Kevin in PA November 13, 2021, 4:39 PM

        “All his wit, all his intelligence, all his charm, all his education, all his books, all his popularity, all his cleverness: Of what use were they to Hitchens at the end? Of what use are such worldly things if the price of them is your soul?”

        I must agree. Hitchens really had a brilliant mind and an ability to debate and shred his opponents most eloquently, but his to-the-end bitterness toward the concept of God undercut all of that intellect and left a void. Well, he was consistent ….to-the-end.

        • ghostsniper November 13, 2021, 5:25 PM

          “Hitchens really had a brilliant mind and an ability to debate and shred his opponents most eloquently, but his to-the-end bitterness toward the concept of God undercut all of that intellect and left a void.”
          That’s a contradiction.
          I see no void, but perhaps consistency.

          • Kevin in PA November 14, 2021, 3:59 AM

            No contradiction. In the end, all that Hitchens had left was the eternal void.

            Perhaps he was consistent. I see him as rather supercilious and unrepentant.

      • Vanderleun November 13, 2021, 6:23 PM

        “The last act is the greatest treason. To do the right deed for the wrong reason.”

        ― T.S. Eliot, Murder in the Cathedral

      • Vanderleun November 13, 2021, 6:26 PM

        And the real and lasting shame here is on his son Alexander who used his father’s death as means of garnering more attention to his unworthy, less talented, self by taking a final swipe and the hated Christians; Christians whose mission in those hospitals and at those times can only be seen (by believers and unbelievers both) as a deeply human mission towards heaven.

      • Vanderleun November 13, 2021, 6:35 PM

        And also, it is only pride that keeps us from acknowledging that he is now either severed entirely from God or is in the eternal captivity of his seducer.

      • gwbnyc November 13, 2021, 7:11 PM

        a man who consistently had me remarking “the liquor is talking”.

      • Casey Klahn November 13, 2021, 9:20 PM

        CH never struck me as eloquent. His logic and reason always absent.

        What? A fukn English accent?

        • ghostsniper November 14, 2021, 4:50 AM

          Yeah, I too found the accent irritating.

      • james wilson November 14, 2021, 3:17 PM

        “And there is the small issue of Hitchens’ vicious atheism.” There is a common theme with people who make contributions otherwise interesting enough to be noticed when they veer into godhate. Writers, speakers, comics. What makes them first rate becomes third rate as if a switch is turned. An off switch. It’s not disbelief speaking, it’s hatred, and you can’t hate something that isn’t real. But they fail to make their hatred interesting, or in the case of comics, comedic.

        • Mike Austin November 14, 2021, 4:50 PM

          Not so at all. Many here mentioned Hitchens’ contributions. It was—is—his absolute enmity toward God that stands out. You really think that his “contributions” somehow outweigh his hatred of God? They pollute everything he did. To accept Hitchens’ “contributions” is to confuse fresh water with sewage.

          “What makes them first rate becomes third rate as if a switch is turned. An off switch. It’s not disbelief speaking, it’s hatred, and you can’t hate something that isn’t real. But they fail to make their hatred interesting, or in the case of comics, comedic.”

          Good Heavens James. We have touched a nerve with you. You insult every commenter here, and you then beg understanding of Hitchens?

          Hitchens was not unique or worthy of note—except for his hatred of God. And you choose his side? Well then, spend Eternity with him.

  • Jay352 November 13, 2021, 7:46 PM

    I give no quarter to the freakshows anymore. Say what you might,but Bruce Jenner ain’t no dame and a trans weight lifter is a dude with boobs dropping iron on the stage. Colonial Williamsburg now showcasesthe lives of gay and transgenders in colonial times and I beg the question whether or not they were used to start the bonfires. Don’t get me wrong, I am not a vitriolic homophobe bent on punishing queerdom; I am simply anti leftist agenda. To prove the point, if it matters, the child of the first legal gay marriage in Florida bears my name, if not my genes. I am so over political correctness that I intentionally over compensate and meet their shock headlines (First man to give birth!) with just as an equally ridiculous response. Silence no more, as it is this very thing that has been our undoing.

    • Kevin in PA November 14, 2021, 3:29 AM

      Absolutely agree 100%!

      I will not hold my tongue when I am confronted with the outlandishly stupid. One is not a “hater” for understanding biology. What this nation is experiencing, indeed, what is occurring throughout Western Civilization (aside from rare exceptions in places like Hungary and Poland), is a form of collective insanity. It is no wonder that both of those former Eastern Bloc countries suffered and endured the boot of communism. They have seen this madness (in different manifestations) before.

      Speak the truth. Even if it offends.

      • Mike Austin November 14, 2021, 4:38 AM

        “I will not hold my tongue when I am confronted with the outlandishly stupid.” I had that attitude for decades. I still have it. It got me in oceans of difficulties as a teacher, but I held on. Eventually it became so legally and occupationally hazardous that I happily retired from the moral battleground that the classroom had become.

        My favorite incident from what was thankfully my final year teaching (2019) was this: I received a message from a board member at the charter school where I worked. She told me that something I had said the day before in front of students was unacceptable and if it happened again I would risk unemployment and discussions with the school’s stable of lawyers. So what was the heinous thing I had said, something so obviously reprobate and absurd and grotesque? This:

        “Men and women are different.” As you wrote, “understanding biology”.

        I laughed when I received “Karen’s” threats, as I was already retiring from that madness in two months. Oh…her daughter was in therapy. I wonder why?

        “Speak the truth. Even if it offends.” You have my word on this, Kevin in PA.

        • Vanderleun November 14, 2021, 6:51 AM

          My late borther taught elementary school for nearly 30 years in the mountains of California and hated and despised the rise of the leftoids in the school system and his own school. He finally could not take the bullshit (nor did he ever keep quiet about it) and so he finally quit a few years shy of a full pension but he did not care. He had to get out.

          Later, in retirement, he taught at the local jail and was always amused to see troublesome kids that got no discipline at home come in for a stay behind bars. They still called him “Mr. Vanderleun.”

          • Mike Austin November 14, 2021, 7:19 AM

            Your brother defines what courage is, what honor is. If every teacher were like him, the US would have the finest educational system on earth.

          • gwbnyc November 14, 2021, 10:04 AM

            They still called him “Mr. Vanderleun.”

            -that’s the one-liner of the year.

  • Steve (retired/recovering lawyer) November 14, 2021, 3:27 AM

    Ghostsniper speaks for me. That is, he correctly perceives that the less said about the perverts cavorting about in our midst the better, After all, it is precisely the case that the reason they cavort so perversedly is to attract our attention and force us to comment upon it. Ignoring them, like ignoring a child having a tantrum is the best possible way to deal with them. Well, it’s the best way short of rounding them up and shipping them off to Gran Canaria, then quarantining them behind a twelve foot high, electrified fence topped with razor wire and inward-facing Claymores. I envision an enclosure like the one in Jurassic Park, only with better routine maintenance.

    • Mike Austin November 14, 2021, 5:14 AM

      “…the less said about the perverts cavorting about in our midst the better.” As always this position depends upon place and circumstance. Keeping your mouth shut in the face of grotesque perversion is hardly a heroic stance. On the contrary. Ignoring them is like ignoring that strange lump in your liver.

      But one must carefully choose the hill where such degeneracy is met with defiance. No wise man fights everywhere and all the time. No wise man is silent everywhere and all the time. The man who fights everywhere is permanently angry and permanently miserable. The man who never fights is permanently ashamed, miserable and degraded—and angry, though only at himself. Satan approves of both conditions.

      Certainly these creatures want commentary, but they want far more than that: They want acceptance and applause. They want you to consider their “lifestyle” as equal to—no, superior—to yours. There is no escaping them; there is no avoiding them. To force you to comply these beasts marshal the entire apparatus of the media, Big Tech, corporations and the State to get your approval; or better for them, to get your removal from every public forum. If they can arrange your incarceration or death, they will.

      From where we are now to sending the beasts to Gran Canaria is quite a distance. In the meantime: avoid public schools, take a shotgun to your tv, unplug from “social media”, surround yourself with the like-minded, and keep your powder dry.

      “Every pig has his day.” And they will have theirs.

  • waitingForTheStorm November 14, 2021, 5:01 AM

    The Bosnian cited sounds suspiciously like Selco. The article avers that he has had a stroke and is not lucid enough to be interviewed. If so, it makes me sad and I wish him as much of a rapid recovery as can be managed. Selco woke quite a few folks to the severity of the issues that arose as the former Yugoslavia degenerated into warring factions.

    When I sold my first house, I sold it to a couple (Bosnian and Croat mixed) who had escaped from the madness and arrived in the US after a miserable several years in Europe as refugees. The stories they told of the conflict were horrible and steeled me, some time later, to prepare for what looks like societal disintegration. Maybe I have it wrong, but I feel better for having resources and being somewhat remote from the insanity that will be rife in the cities.

    • Mike Austin November 14, 2021, 5:47 AM

      No you do not have it wrong. Those who think otherwise will learn of their terrible folly up close and personal. Their survival will depend solely on luck.

      But there is a difficulty, and it is this: The majority of those who write about the coming “spicy times” always fall back upon the example of the breakup of Yugoslavia and the civil wars that ensued afterwards. Selco is one such; Matt Bracken is another. They wrote as if Yugoslavia is the example par excellence for all civil wars, especially the one that is coming our way. To believe that is to believe that all civil wars follow some immutable law of Nature. Is this true?

      No. Not hardly. Not at all. An examination of just 20th century civil wars will show this immediately. How did the Spanish Civil War (1936 – 39) resemble Yugoslavia? The Irish “Troubles”? The many and varied civil wars in Latin America? In Africa? The most one could conclude was that: they all were bloody. What else did they have in common? Not much.

      Americans are not Rwandans. Americans are not Bosnians. Americans are not Spanish or Irish or Africans or Latin Americans. Our own “Troubles” will be different, more personal, more…American. So what will our future be like therefore? I have no idea. And neither does anyone else.

      It is easy to play Cassandra. Much harder to play Nostradamus.

      • waitingForTheStorm November 14, 2021, 7:52 AM

        Mr Austin. I agree with much of your argument. And I do agree that any civil war here may be unique. I have said in other forums that all bets are off as to predictions, but my guess is that the result will be ugly in ways that are unimaginable.

        I ran across Selco before he put up the pay wall and when he appeared to be working off the demons of the experience he had. He made some great points. After he went commercial, his focus and tone changed considerably. Before that change, I found his writing to be largely an exercise in catharsis. The folks that engaged in discussion in the replies were thoughtful and offered a forum to discuss potential outcomes. He presented some practical concerns I had never considered. For example, his recollection of the importance of utilizing clean water led me to purchase a good inventory of paper plates, disposable drinking cups, and disposable cutlery.

        There were some that questioned his authenticity, but his words rang true to me and his tone seemed consistent with the tone of the Yugoslavian refugees I had talked with. My home buyers were active in the local Yugo community and we were invited (as the only non-refugee folks) to many Sunday afternoon picnics because we had developed a friendship with the couple. We had many dinner parties with just them and us over several years. And then the tea party hit and I found that our conversations had changed my perspective. Soon thereafter, I found Selco and followed his blog for quite some time before I set my mind to a course of action.

        Years of discussion yielded some ideas about “likely” outcomes; that and $5.00 will get you a cup of coffee and maybe a donut at the local donut shop. I developed a set of scenarios and made a choice that would offer me what I believe to be a good compromise on addressing those situations as well as I could. I don’t know how long I will last, but I can hope to make a noble effort for some period of time.

        I don’t tell people what to do and I don’t spend a lot of time trying to convert folks. If pressed, I have had discussions with like minded miscreants who seem to grasp that some bad stuff may happen. There are many ways to respond and, until we are in the thick of it, I don’t necessarily believe that any of the answers I have heard are correct. We just have to make a good guess and hope we have it right. My nom de guerre sort of says it…

        • Mike Austin November 14, 2021, 8:17 AM

          I would have loved being at those dinner parties and just listening. All my understanding of societal breakdown comes from books; theirs, from life.

          • waitingForTheStorm November 14, 2021, 8:38 AM

            It was an education, no doubt. There were no Serbs at the parties, however. The best was when it was just the two couples and we were having drinks after dinner. By and large, they were happy folks and loved America. But, sometimes it got dark and the stories we got were horrendous. Before these folks, I wondered about the animosity among the three cultural groups. I got it after the discussions.

            A strange story. My mother, Scots-Irish by heritage, taught me how to make what we called an Applesauce Cake for Christmas. My mom said she learned it from my fraternal grandmother. I had one such cake out when the couple came to visit near Christmas. The wife took one bite and exclaimed that this was the very same cake her mother would bake at the holiday season. The look on her face as she ate it was pure joy, as her mother had been slaughtered by the Serbs in that regrettable conflict.

            • Mike Austin November 14, 2021, 8:59 AM

              It amazes me how hatreds can survive generation after generation. Compared to those in what used to be called Yugoslavia, the “difficulties” between the North and the South are just minor disagreements.

              There is a reason why after 1492 the newly discovered Western Hemisphere was called “The New World”. Because it was new in every sense of that word. A poor man of 18 possessing only a sword could hitch a ride on a galleon and, with luck and almost indescribable courage, could carve out in this new world his own little empire. He could become a “somebody”, an “hijo de algo”, an “Hidalgo”. His old life in the old world was now far away and long forgotten.

              The Europeans who crossed over into North America were the same as that 18 year old young man. They could—literally—leave the ancient hatreds of the Old World behind. Those who remained could not. They were born into it. They lived their lives in it. They died in it, full of hatred toward their ancient enemy. Before passing on they gave their hatreds to their children. And on and on and on.

              Serbs and Bosnians, English and Irish, Greeks and Turks, Hutus and Tutsis, Hindus and Muslims: There will be no end until the Return of Christ. I imagine He will have His hands full.

              • waitingForTheStorm November 14, 2021, 12:05 PM

                Yes, I don’t understand the generational hatreds. But, if you will indulge me, then I will relate the story I was told. My friends were mixed marriage: he was Croat and she was Bosnian. His parents had disowned him when they married. Later she bore a son and his parents relented; they reconciled and have since move back to Croatia.

                She said that she had grown up in a small Bosnian village; I never knew her religious affiliation, but it’s unimportant for this story. I guessed it was some variant of Christianity.

                The Serbs invaded her village. To make an example, the invading Serbs dragged her father into the street and shot him, along with some other older resident males, execution style in the head. They left him in the street and went on to other mayhem.

                Her brother, who was late teens, left the home and joined the resistance. He disappeared and was never heard from again; presumed dead.

                Her mother, not wanting to be alone, buttoned up her house and moved in with her sister. The mother would visit the home each Sunday midday after church. Someone, presumably Serbs, broke in and opened the gas supply. The mother visited her home, opened the door, turned on the lights, and the house disintegrated in a huge explosion. They found pieces of her mother mixed in the debris of the house.

                I understand her hatred of Serbs. I understand why Serbs were not welcome at the Sunday afternoon parties. We have been fortunate that these sectarian issues have not yet permeated our society. But, we are in a different world now and all bets are off. My wife, who is ethnic Chinese, worries about her long term safety; I fear with some justification.

                • Mike Austin November 14, 2021, 1:14 PM

                  For the love of God. All the horrors about which I have read my entire adult life, she has lived. I would hate the Serbs as well. Gladly, happily, with great zeal. As for what to do with this hatred, I have no idea. I’ve never hated like that. Or more precisely, I never had a reason to.

                  I don’t want one. For the love of God.

  • Tom Hyland November 14, 2021, 7:30 AM

    A fitting contribution to this discussion of societal breakdown is a recent review offered at Doug Casey’s website International Man. The Universe 25 experiments of the late 60’s to early 70’s, more popularly known as “mouse utopia” was the work of American ethologist John Calhoun when he created a comfort kingdom for mice where their every need and desire was met. The mice became very nasty and then, finally, very dead. Calhoun dubbed the “beautiful ones” as the sleek and well-fed mice, think of the Kardashians, who contributed absolutely nothing to their society. This is a good article…. https://internationalman.com/articles/are-we-living-through-the-most-terrifying-experiment-in-human-history/

    • Mike Austin November 14, 2021, 8:05 AM

      I had heard of that experiment, but had never read about it in such detail. Calhoun made several observations about mice, made several conclusions about mice, then proclaimed that these would apply to men as well. Hardly. What demolishes his conclusions is that his mice could never leave their “utopia”. They began their lives in a cage, they lived their entire lives in a cage, they perished in a cage. One might make some observations therefore about men serving a life sentence in a penitentiary, or, better yet, in a Gulag. In fact Solzhenitsyn comes to similar conclusions about men confined in the Gulag in his “One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich” and in “The Gulag Archipelago”.

      Since men in America are free to move about at their slightest whim any conclusions from the “Universe 25” experiment are problematic in the extreme. Even Calhoun’s idea of “utopia” is bizarre:

      “Calhoun created a seemingly perfect utopia for mice. Calhoun built a predator-free, disease-free enclosure, furnished it with limitless food and even an upper level with miniature mouse condos.”

      Now how much does this correspond to how actual men have lived since Adam and Eve left the Garden? No civilization ever began or thrived with limitless food, no disease or predators, and free housing. On the contrary. Civilization thrives on conflict, on expansion, on the dreams and imaginations of men. Recall that the Italian Renaissance, a time of perhaps the greatest artistic, literary and architectural achievements in all of History, was also astoundingly violent. So were the ancient Greek city-states. Strife and blood marched hand-in-hand with the pen of Petrarch, the chisel of Michelangelo and the Dialogues of Plato.

      Take out the possibilities of violence, of struggle, of conflict, and men cease to be men. They become mice.

      • Tom Hyland November 14, 2021, 8:54 AM

        You didn’t see the similarities, Mike. We have a society of takers vs. makers. The takers, think of the housing projects of Chicago and other big cities, think of the illegals entering our border knowing they are guaranteed the hand-out, these are generations of people who are paid welfare and they simply do not leave that hell hole and all of the disasters that manifest. You’re saying the mice couldn’t leave their comfort zone, true, but the common spoiled slime known as humanity CHOOSE to never leave the zone. They are very similar to the mice that ended up eating each other.

        • Mike Austin November 14, 2021, 9:08 AM

          Those who choose to remain in their “comfort zone” are indeed like those mice. I had not considered that a man would actually decide to stay under those conditions. But you are right. Think of the residents who lived in the Chicago housing project Cabrini Green. They could have been subjects of “Universe 25”.

          But you are not a mouse. I am not a mouse. I very much doubt that anyone commenting at American Digest is a mouse. But the mice are out there. And they are not going away. Why should they? They live in Calhoun’s “mice utopia”.

          • Steve (retired/recovering lawyer) November 14, 2021, 11:27 AM

            You got me to thinking about all those denizens of public housing. They live like the rodents in Universe 25 and apparently NEVER consider just… moving elsewhere. It’s as if they have never considered life outside Universe 25, even though they must be aware, albeit dimly that life elsewhere exists. (I am informed they all have TV and an Obamaphone to search the internet.) I mean, stay long enough to save up a couple bucks, then pick a better place to live and go there. But they don’t. Apparently they believe it is other people’s responsibility to ensure their supply of food and other necessities, and if the bounty fails, it’s not their fault, it’s the fault of THE MAN!

            • Mike Austin November 14, 2021, 1:20 PM

              You hit it out of the ballpark.

              Tv, Obamaphone, vehicle, fridge, air conditioning, cable, free food, legal immunity—and still they create mayhem and murder and theft and chaos wherever they go.

              As others have written: “Stay out of cities. Avoid crowds.” And let us add: “Avoid Universe 25.”

            • ghostsniper November 14, 2021, 2:50 PM

              I’ve always found that baffling too.
              If I fell out of a Twilight Zone episode and found myself living in a ghetto immediately I am going to leave and go elsewhere.
              Not next year, or next week, or even tomorrow.
              Right this very second.
              It’s just beyond my scope to understand why anyone would stay there.

      • j November 14, 2021, 9:20 AM

        Free to move out of the cage? Maybe that’s why they plan the great reset, the new world order, when all the world’s a cage.

        They blatantly tell you, that after the Great Comeupance you’ll have nothing
        and be happy.

        • Mike Austin November 14, 2021, 9:34 AM

          And we will eat worms. And like them.

          The only worms I wish to see are upon the decomposing bodies of Gates, Schwab and all their acolytes.

  • lpdbw November 14, 2021, 8:48 AM

    Since men in America are free to move about at their slightest whim any conclusions from the “Universe 25” experiment are problematic in the extreme. Even Calhoun’s idea of “utopia” is bizarre:

    We used to be free to move about. How many travel options have been aborted by the plandemic?
    I have family in Colorado and California I haven’t seen in years, and more in Illinois I haven’t seen in months, and I had plans to see them all, and even visit our host, and to see Italy, all of which have been canceled due to the obstacles in place, and the economic difficulty of airline travel, car rental, etc.

    At this point, I am free to travel only where I can drive myself, or if I’m willing to let airline Karens make me mask up, sit down, and shut up, and pay a premium for the “service”. And accept the risk of flying as a passenger when the pilot could drop dead of a heart attack at any moment due to side effects of a “vaccine”.

    • Mike Austin November 14, 2021, 9:18 AM

      All true. All frightening. We are so much less free than we were fifty years ago, twenty years ago, even ten years ago. In my darker moments—thankfully few and far between—I feel as if a noose is tightening around my neck, around my very soul.

      When as a high school boy I read a short story about a man who had the same dream on the same day once a year. He dreamt that he was in a room with only one door. Somehow he knew that the door led into another room, and then another, and another. He also knew that at the end of all those rooms was some unspeakable and nightmarish terror. And every year he was one room closer to it.

      We are that man in that room.

      • ghostsniper November 14, 2021, 11:26 AM

        “I feel as if a noose is tightening around my neck, around my very soul.”
        Same here, man.
        I can reach up and loosen it, but I can’t take it off.
        It’s always there.
        A threat.
        It recedes a little when I’m off the web.

        • Mike Austin November 14, 2021, 1:23 PM

          It’s always there. The web actually relieves it somewhat. I have found that I am not alone.

          Of course, in the evenings I usually have a drink or two. They help.

          • ghostsniper November 14, 2021, 2:55 PM

            (looks at the clock on the wall and notes that it’s almost supper time)
            Right now it’s 36 degrees outside and I sit here in my cozy office with t-shirt, shorts, and down vest. I’m gonna go in the house and grab me a Bud tall boy out of the fridge and go sit on the porch with my mutt and appreciate what we have. I will be cold at first but by round 3 I expect the antifreeze to kick in and all will be well. At least that’s the game plan. lol

            • Mike Austin November 14, 2021, 3:17 PM

              A superb game plan. Having my second vodka. All I lack is the mutt. The girlfriend took my Joysie after the breakup. I don’t miss the girlfriend. I miss like Hell my Joysie.

  • John Venlet November 14, 2021, 1:31 PM

    Of course, in the evenings I usually have a drink or two. They help.

    Same, Mike, but truthfully always two, cause it takes two bourbons to truly enjoy my cigar.

    • Mike Austin November 14, 2021, 5:13 PM

      On my third John. Sometimes…well, you understand.

  • jwm November 14, 2021, 2:43 PM

    We all feel the noose. It’s like every day has a little less air than the day before.The desktop makes for an odd sort of balance: bad news, and good people. I get both here. On the one hand my daily three-hour tour through the bookmarks leaves me on an informational Gilligan’s island. I’m hardly the sharpest pencil in the box, but when I leave the desktop I find that I have information, maybe even a little knowledge, about stuff that no one I know in person is even aware of. Example: Recently I mentioned to some friends that (per Ann B’s advice) I’m taking a prophylactic dose of ivermectin every month, along with the zinc, and vitamins.
    “What’s that?”
    Nobody had heard of ivermectin. My friends are based, but they are mostly casual atheists, and they don’t visit blogworld. My family is woke as fuck.
    As depressing as the daily three-hour tour is, it is the only place I find people with whom I am in agreement. This is the only place where I have contact with anyone who shares my worldview.
    side note-
    Even so, I have tried, really tried to enjoy cigars. No can do. Alcohol is not my friend, and we do not converse at all. I’ll have to take it all out back, and talk it over with Mary Jane.


    • ghostsniper November 14, 2021, 2:58 PM

      You LUCKY DAWG!
      I’d gladly give up the brew for some guz!
      Now ya got me jonesin’. Again.