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Strange Daze: It’s all downhill from Aeschylus

“In our sleep, pain which cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart until, in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom through the awful grace of God.” — Aeschylus


BUT A GOOD CIGAR IS A SMOKE: A woman is anyone who says she is a woman. A woman is a feeling, a shimmering nimbus of possibility, an echo of distant dreams reverberating gingerly through a winter’s gloaming. She is a mewling constellation, a bagful of semi-felched pixies, the enchanted stardust that pirouettes luminously on the spindle of time. It’s got absolutely nothing to do with tits.

PEDOS ON PARADE: An academic who resigned from a Virginia university after saying it wasn’t necessarily immoral for adults to be sexually attracted to kids has been hired by a Johns Hopkins University center aimed at preventing child sexual abuse.

“Don’t fight Finland in the winter time”
“But it’s Finland, it’s always winter”
“Did you not just hear what I said?”

The war to prevent Musk from opening Twitter back up will put an end to the democracy business. Even the dullest civic nationalist can plainly see that the people in charge have zero interest in letting the public decide much of anything. Their revealed preference is for authoritarian control.

That is the good news in all of this. We can stop pretending that we will talk our way out of the catastrophe that is liberal democracy. The death of free speech means the death of democracy and the fantasies that sustain it. Authoritarian systems must be pushed into the abyss along with the authoritarians that support them. That does not happen on Twitter or at the ballot box.

FASHION FREAKSAUTOFELLATIO FESTIVAL Even more outrageous than violent daytime shoplifting is the annual freak show at the Metropolitan Museum, run by the egregious Anna Wintour, now looking more simian by the minute, oversize sunglasses not helping. The freak show is called the Met Gala, and this year the stars were the Kardashian clan, once upon an untacky (no relation) time personae non grata, now greeted like stars of Hollywood’s golden past. The tickets cost 35,000 big ones per seat, and the last time anyone who ate with a fork and knife and not their hands paid this amount I was a kid in short trousers. Talk about how the Carlyle hotel has changed, the Met Gala has gone from an elegant soiree attended by swells to a freak show overseen by Anna Wintour, just as Madison Avenue’s luxury mile has turned into a violent shoplifter’s paradise.


FLOSS ALL BBC INTERVIEWERS WITH FLAMING CHAINSAWS. THANKING YOU IN ADVANCE: [*NOTE: Musk’s supercilious FT interviewer in that clip calls Trump “the toupeed elephant in the room.” However, Trump doesn’t wear a toupee; here are various theories about what’s going on with his odd hairdo. And Elon Musk has almost certainly had one or two hair transplant procedures (or perhaps even wears a toupee, but certainly has had some sort of hair intervention).

EXCUSE ME WHILE I FROW UP! Nausea Rules |Altogether, the scene looks like a multi-dimensional nightmare. Broken economy… sinking Western Civ… police state tyranny… vaccine death and injury… starvation…. So, there it is. Oh, look, those markets… they’re puking again!

INSANE Teacher BUSTED By LibsOfTikTok! Mocks Parents & Brags About Confusing Students!

D’OH THE HUMANITY IN LIVING COLOR: Hindenburgh Zeppelin last trips to New York and disaster. – YouTube

IN CLOSING I WOULD OBSERVE: So we’ve gone from energy independence and exporting energy to price controls and fuel lines.
All in less than 2 years.
Quite the accomplishment.

NEVER FORGET: “WE HAVE GOT THE MAXIM GUN AND THEY HAVE NOT.” 1897) Sir Hiram Maxim testing his invention, the machine gun.


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  • gwbnyc May 16, 2022, 8:23 AM
    • gwbnyc May 16, 2022, 12:48 PM

      and, by God, The Linconshire Poacher@theministryoftruth…

  • KCK May 16, 2022, 8:41 AM

    I was going to write about the demise of my alma mater, the army, but damned if the last guy in that video doesn’t do a pretty good wrap on it.

    Look. The USA never did want a large standing army, and that goes back to that hair-muss the colonies got into with the greatest army on planet Erf: the Brits. You might notice that the next really, really big war was fought by irregulars or militia (national guard, essentially) – the Civil War. Enter the 20th century and the standing army got turgid with WWI, went back to small (too small by rebound) and then got BIG in WWII, and stayed relatively large during the follow-on event known as the Cold War. But, the big standing army is not our nation’s ethos (as founded).

    However, for some reason, the army (and the other lil services) have enjoyed unprecedented social support among the people. This is because it has been drawn, mostly, from the people and the soldiers are young and sincere, for the most part. They do things no man should be asked to do, in war or in peace. They come out of the service and into the community as the obvious best and brightest, and you know that’s true. I’d rather talk with, work beside, or just about do anything with an army veteran than with a futhr-muckin Harvard graduate with a law degree. Or, God forbid, a politician.

    So, that honeymoon is ending before our eyes. We survived, somewhat, the Pentagon Papers era. Nixon. Korea. ‘Nam. Iraq I and II. We have come this far with our beloved armed forces, even though the in laws didn’t like them, and now that shit is ending. Milley walked across that street (Pennsylvania Ave?) to the church with Trump, and then somebody got to him and stuck a pair of pliers up his ass to get to his undescended huevos, and Bob’s yer gayuncle, the armed forces began a fast slide into hell.

    The only thing weaker, now, is the paper tiger army the Russians are employing in that worse-than-Vietnam debacle in the Ukraine. God the ass-kicking they are receiving is epic. It’s as if God himself sees our plight in the formerly free world, and has smitten our adversaries. It’s a Biblical beat-down, and is an exact parallel to the Finland Winter War of ’39-40, except much bigger and high tech. My only complaint is that it lacks the elegance of the ski troops in Finland part.

    I pray daily that the national guard in the US has some come-to-Jesus experiences, and does its cool thing where they tell the feds to stick it up their collective asses when they get stupid orders. I expect, and this is my prediction, that the Biden clown party will try to shaft the NG because they know they aren’t bolted to the ground quit the same way the army is. Oh, I also wanted to say that trans/critical/and vaxed shit is still not enough to wreck the men of the US Army. It’ll take more. But, the top-down is rotting and that is ultimately a death blow given certain circumstances. IOW, the army could divide and lose in even the smallest battles. Afghanistan Kabul airport was just a test run for the Fuckery they plan for your once-powerful and beloved military. So, expect more shafting of the active duty military.

    What else? Expect the US veteran to go overnight from being a smelly, tripwire but respected and somewhat socially protected class to being (I don’t even want to say what they’re going to make us into socially). Anyway, just watch out. The military and the veterans are one of the greatest bulwarks against the reset class – which paints a huge target on their backs. It’s okay, though. After we attrit and shit down the necks of this generation of tyrants, we’ll pour some beers, and make our Valhallan beds and then fade away. Because this, gentle people, is as far as I go. I am not a tripwire vet; I am a command detonation vet.

    Out here.

    • Bones May 16, 2022, 9:15 AM

      Well said.

    • Vanderleun May 16, 2022, 9:36 AM

      Copy that.

  • julie May 16, 2022, 10:45 AM

    I was about to comment on the “woman is anyone who says she is a woman” article, but then I saw who the author was.

    Satire is virtually indistinguishable from reality these days.

  • Plan Accordingly May 16, 2022, 9:46 PM

    It only gets worse under the turd term of Obiden’s Fundamental Transformation in the new West South Africa.
    It’s WWIII by any means necessary and there won’t be any vote or opinion poll, the crackdown on the kulaks can’t proceed without it.