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It is not our part to master all the tides of the world, but to do what is in us for the succour of those years wherein we are set, uprooting the evil in the fields that we know, so that those who live after may have clean earth to till. What weather they shall have is not ours to rule. — J. R. R. Tolkien

The Numbing @ Liberty’s Torch Remember this classic soliloquy from one of the great movies of the Seventies?:

I don’t have to tell you things are bad. Everybody knows things are bad. It’s a depression. Everybody’s out of work or scared of losing their job. The dollar buys a nickel’s worth, banks are going bust, shopkeepers keep a gun under the counter. Punks are running wild in the street and there’s nobody anywhere who seems to know what to do, and there’s no end to it. We know the air is unfit to breathe and our food is unfit to eat, and we sit watching our TVs while some local newscaster tells us that today we had fifteen homicides and sixty-three violent crimes, as if that’s the way it’s supposed to be. We know things are bad — worse than bad. They’re crazy. It’s like everything everywhere is going crazy, so we don’t go out anymore. We sit in the house, and slowly the world we are living in is getting smaller, and all we say is, “Please, at least leave us alone in our living rooms. Let me have my toaster and my TV and my steel-belted radials and I won’t say anything. Just leave us alone.”™

Biden’s Brain Taking Its First Thought of the Day

We Won’t Get A Clearer Warning If you think the above exhortations are panicky or hysterical, because “things will be back to normal real soon,” see your brain-care specialist as soon as possible. The Usurpers have control, a program in progress, and no trace of a conscience to impede them or it. Elections? Trusting in them has been proved foolish.

Black Woman SCOTUS Nominee, Who Is A Black Woman, Doesn’t Know What A Woman Is – William M. Briggs First, let’s get out of the way the most important point: Jackson is a black woman, nominated to SCOTUS because she is a black woman. She therefore possesses the key trait—being a black woman—required for the job. No answer can ever take this from her. Second, even if this black woman doesn’t make it through these tear-inducing (yes, she cried) questions, another will rise up to take her place. And will likely give the same answers.

My Portugal Home was in one of these villages: These idyllic photos capture the vanished fishing culture of Portugal, 1950s – Rare Historical Photos

Malice, madness, malignancy, morons … and us – You waste your time if you try to reason out the catastrophes they’re causing. You grant them too much dignity and credence if you argue what they should be doing instead of what they’re now doing. You misdirect your life if you engage with them or their numerous useful idiots as if they were decent, sensible people. You’re laughable if you try to reform them. You’re delusional if you believe some Hero of Liberty will sweep in and drain the swamp. You’re pathetic if you still, after all you’ve seen and experienced, imagine that “electing the right people” will work for the good of the nation or the world. The “right people” (right in their own minds, that is) are already running things and you will probably never even learn most of their names.

Niall Ferguson: Putin and Biden Misunderstand History in Ukraine War

The American military has unveiled new pregnancy uniforms while the Chinese military has unveiled new exoskeleton uniforms that allow a soldier to carry more gear into combat.

The latest symptom erupting on the diseased body politic is, of course, the Senate confirmation hearings for this Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. The fact that someone who putatively has sworn to uphold the Constitution while spending her career to this point wiping her ass with it is being considered to take a seat for life on the highest court in the land is certainly cause for alarm.

The Broken Clockwork of the Western Mind – The Neo-Ciceronian Times

The Return of Realpolitik – If you’re a normie who has swallowed the propaganda and wants no-fly zones, etc. (or is among the 35% of idiots who are actually ok with a having a nuclear war over Ukraine), it’s because you’re weak-minded and are basically doing the bidding of a group of globalist ghouls who hate all of us.

Instead of reducing Europe to a moonscape, it will bring about a global depression that will set off unknown consequences. The world will have a food shortage this year due to the halt of agricultural products from Russia. Energy prices are rising, which will amplify the inflation pressure. Like the Great War, we are about to enter a test of wills where all sides try to bring the other to the breaking point economically. Washington is betting you can starve longer than Russians or Chinese.

HOW TO SABOTAGE CITI’S ABORTION POLICY – Citi has agreed to pay the airfare and hotel expenses for women seeking an abortion; it can be done at any time of gestation and for any reason whatsoever. It did not say whether it would pay for their restaurant bills or their take-out orders.

Mbanza-Kongo, from the Africa section of Ferdinand van Kessel’s Ansichten aus den vier Weltteilen mit Szenen von Tieren, ca. 1689

Four teens arrested in connection to carjacking of 73-year-old New Orleans woman who was dragged to death(You know what they look like without even clicking the link.)

The Mrs. Jellyby syndrome. – Liberty’s Torch We have tens of thousands of U.S. troops in foreign climes dealing with primitives and their murky or unknowable ambitions, obsessions, and resentments BUT not a bleeping troop one on the U.S. border.

End of Petro-Dollar Begins, Russia Instructs Central Bank to Organize Payments From Hostile Countries in Rubles – The Last Refuge

Photog Blasts NBC for Softening Pics of Lia Thomas for More Feminine Look

Newsom Wants To Give $400 Debit Cards To California Car Owners Because Putin Invaded Ukraine

Russia Limits Access To Google News Over ‘Unreliable’ Information

People Are 3D-Printing What Appears To Be Fully-Functional RPG-Like Launchers

Universities Follow the Politics, Not the Science

15 People On Their Experience With The ‘Sleep Paralysis Demon’ | Thought Catalog  There’s a gigantic Egyptian scarab looking over me and telling me it can’t wait to taste my rotted flesh. It will then go on to describe all the ways it would eat me ( think like forrest gump and shrimp) and then it turns into several hundred/thousand smaller versions of scarabs and buzz away into the cracks in the walls. The buzzing is very loud.

Senate Hearing Delayed As Ketanji Brown Jackson Has Trouble Locating The Women’s Room Kentanji Jackson was found an hour later staring at two doors with strange misshapen stick figures on them. “I’m not an Egyptologist,” she said. “I can’t interpret the meaning of these symbols.” The hearing started shortly thereafter once Jackson realized she could use the room with the triangle person.

“But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree; and none shall make them afraid: for the mouth of the LORD of hosts hath spoken it.” — Micah 4:4


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  • tim March 25, 2022, 10:28 AM

    Thanks for ending it on a really nice note Gerard, it was starting to get a tad fucking depressing.

    • Vanderleun March 25, 2022, 10:41 AM

      I try, oh Lord, I try… but how long, o Lord, how long?

    • ghostsniper March 25, 2022, 11:32 AM

      Indeed. After looking down over that list I, well, I gotta go do something else.
      The view out the global window can be so shitty at times.
      Think I’ll go paint the stakes at corners of the property lines….

  • billrla March 25, 2022, 12:16 PM

    Those Portuguese fishing photos are great. So evocative of a small slice of lost time and civilization.

  • Hyland March 25, 2022, 12:33 PM
  • gwbnyc March 25, 2022, 1:28 PM


    “This was an incredibly difficult decision on behalf of these parents. And I want to commend them for doing the right thing, and absolutely we need more parenting like that,” (Police Superintendent) Ferguson said.

    …well, Fergie, their “parenting ” got them there.

    • ghostsniper March 25, 2022, 2:36 PM

      If only poor parenting were a crime….
      …after some convictions maybe some parents would take their role seriously.

      • Jack March 26, 2022, 7:00 AM

        I don’t know about that. You can’t create the attributes that are foundational to good parenting or civility, etc. A human has them or he does not and from what I have see those attributes simply do not exist in some races. And, while I’m at it, those folks are generally devoid of every other important attribute for success in life and they don’t care, either.

  • KCK March 25, 2022, 4:24 PM

    One of the many, many YouTube channels following the war news has called it: the defeat of Russia in Ukraine (Warthog Defense). An intel guy on FoxNews (Navy guy) informs us that Putin’s SS is his national guard. They do not answer to the military chain of command, and amount to a couple hundred thousand palace guards. So, it’s evident that Putin’s going nowhere fast. He’s got the oligarch’s nuts in a vice, it seems.

    Keep your panties on straight! I’m not declaring a Ukrainian win, and I’m not blaming the state of the world on Putin. What I am observing is the near total collapse of the vaunted Russian army, as a functioning military. Whole large-scale elements of Rooskie tank forces going forward, and yet incapable of fighting. The Ukrainian army has a net gain of armor since the war began, thanks to captured equipment. Now, hang on, because in the next paragraph I’m going to contextualize the war within the bounds of military history.

    I was watching the Brit thing on Netflix about tanks. In their heads, the Limeys in WWI had visions of lumbering land dreadnoughts rolling all the way to Berlin. The new era of tank warfare was rather a bust, taken in the whole of WWI. The war was actually a grand war of maneuver until it wasn’t. Machines 0f war froze the armies and ended the large scale maneuver war that the generals wanted.They went into the war with visions of fighting a Napoleonic war of movement (Napoleon invented modern maneuver war, and he did it with combat trains [supply follow-on troops]). Alexander was a boss at maneuver, but his armies lived off the land and spent years and seasons herding livestock and growing the food they needed. Anyway, you get the idea: sufficient speed and independence of action was now a thing, and forever changed warfare. It’s called, in contemporary scholarship, an RMA, or Revolution in Military Affairs. WWI was a shock to the slow thinking and conservative generals because they failed to see how industry and war materials would effect warfare. Kind of the opposite of an RMA. It took talented and intelligent officers to unfuck warfare from machinery and figure out how to use tanks, airplanes, good artillery, etc., to revive maneuver. That was blitzkrieg: combined arms coordinated in the attack to produce decisive energy, through maneuver (which is itself old-fashioned. Pincers or double envelopments are cave man shit).

    Where are you going with this, Casey? We’ve read this from you before. I got about ten minutes into the tank documentary, and I closed my eyes and tried to draw historic lessons from the current war. What I’m saying is non-partisan so don’t throw your fingers out of joint about Biden-Ukraine-Putin-NATO. None of that shit will be that important to military historians when they write this stuff a hundred years from now. Yes, the political context is meaningful, but I’m asking you to imagine a military context here. It’ll help you when you find yourself on the future battlefield (in your walker, and carrying a grocery bag of Ensure). OK, that joke/insult is as pointed at me as at anyone else. Groan.

    Clausewitz did say that the moral is to the physical as 2 is to 1. He knew war first hand. He meant that all the shit from your heart upward was twice as important as the tools in your hand. Enter: the Russian-Ukraine War. Although some retarded naysayers have predicted the end of tank warfare, we can see that the whole combined arms milieu is in action and in a big way in Ukraine. But Ivan has tanks out the ass, as well as artillery, jets, and everything. But, without reasonably talented leadership, planning and training, you get what soldiers like call: the clusterfuck. Ivan simply does not know how to employ his shit. He lacks purpose, and it is as epic a military failure as anyone can remember. You can fail this badly in the defense, and everyone blames that on the lightning offensive defeating the losers. But to suck ass so badly as an attacker – that is a whole other order of stupid. The moral is to the physical as 2 is to 1. Ukraine has soldiers and citizens who seem to be uncorrupt, and whose testicular fortitude (moral resources) is as good as any you’ve witnessed lately. How many soldiers did you bring, asked Leonidas. Because we brought 300, said the Spartan king.

    Napoleon: brilliant maneuver guy who brought an RMA to warfare. WWI: a glut of war machinery employed by dim-bulb and backward-looking generals and politicians/ kings. WWII: guys like Guderian, Rommel, and Patton groked how to use tanks en mass and with combined arms for swift maneuver. Ukraine/Russian war: not a revolution in military affairs, but an underlining and an emphasis on the man on the ground. Men versus politicians, tanks, drones. Now go ahead and twist your panties in a wad, because you wanted Russia to handle the New World Order. Sorry, John Birch – reality is a mother fucker.

    Here is my light on the subject, if I may try for it. The asswipe Trudeaus and Scott Morrisons (Australia) of the Western World, and Clintons and Bidens and GatesSorosLagardeSchwab(s) desire a command economy and order in the world. You & I are standing in the way, and the events in Ukraine have meaning to those with eyes to see it. People are 3d printing RPGs in their worksheds. Fuck your globalist power. Truck Frudeau. Let’s Go Biden. Also, you better believe Xi is taking notes on how his butt buddy Putin has disastered his war.

    Out here. Enjoy your day.

    • MIKE GUENTHER March 25, 2022, 4:51 PM

      Vis a vis that fancy potato cannon, if it doesn’t shoot an explosive warhead, what’s the use of it except for entertainment.

      • KCK March 25, 2022, 5:32 PM

        Are you saying that cans of Coke are not explosive? How about Mountain Dew? Would you believe: Pepsi?

    • Vanderleun March 25, 2022, 5:48 PM

      • KCK March 25, 2022, 7:21 PM

        Yooks pushed back some ground around Kiev today. Multiple reports (I’m not supporting them but they’re interesting) say the Russian high command has come to Jesus, and revised the war objectives to just Donbass and the Crimea.
        The new map they’re showing is Ukraine, half taken. Like. I. said. at. the. start.
        Remember that salient called The Battle of The Bulge? The Germans won, won, won…lost.

  • Skorpion March 25, 2022, 4:26 PM

    HappyAcres is absolutely correct about what happens when you house the homeless. Since most of them are either mentally ill, addicted to narcotics, petty criminals, indolent layabouts, or some combination of these, they have no jobs to go to nor productive ways to spend their time. So they hang out on the streets, do drugs, harass everyone in their orbit, use gutters and alleys as toilets, and generally wreck the quality of life in San Francisco and other cities where they are indulged. After spending nearly 30 years in the Bay Area and seeing their numbers, and the filth and squalor that they create, increase every year, I have no more tolerance for them.

    • Snakepit Kansas March 25, 2022, 6:02 PM

      I just got back from five days in downtown Miami on business. Tried to go to the beach one morning early but it was closed. Riot the night before, some folks got shot. Spring break out of hand, plus, I guess. I had to walk around a fair number of homeless sleeping on the sidewalks as well as several piles of poop. There were some low concrete walls along some of the sidewalks and there were poop stains next to them. Someone is backing up, lowering their drawers and dropping squirrels. Someone picked up the chunks but the brown skids were still there. Geez.

      • Terry March 25, 2022, 10:26 PM

        “brown skids were still there” Could be some type of homeless art on display. What . . . “dropping squirrels”?

      • julie March 25, 2022, 10:45 PM

        Couple of times, taking the kids to the beach near Ft. Lauderdale we’d find used needles in the sand. Lifeguards keep a sharps bucket handy for just that reason.

  • Mary Ann March 25, 2022, 5:08 PM

    Thank you, Gerard, for the Tolkien quote on Tolkien Reading Day.

    • Vanderleun March 25, 2022, 5:41 PM

      I try to keep up.

    • Hyland March 25, 2022, 8:10 PM

      This is one of my favorite Tolkien quotes… “My political opinions lean more and more to Anarchy. The most improper job of any man, even saints; who at any rate were at least unwilling to take it on; is bossing other men. Not one in a million is fit for it, and least of all those who seek the opportunity.”

  • Vanderleun March 25, 2022, 6:57 PM

    A newly found source of very interesting campaign maps and wrap ups of the state of the war in the Ukraine is this twitter account:

    Jomini of the West (@JominiW) / Twitter

    An unrolled thread is here: Thread by @JominiW on Thread Reader Ukrainian Theater of War, Day 26-29: The past 96 hours has seen a lot of activity

    • KCK March 25, 2022, 7:50 PM

      Those are good threads. Russia going over to the active defense. Stated national objectives of taking Kiev (so far doesn’t look like a given), destruction of Yook military (didn’t happen), and securement of the 2013 annexations (Ukraine: half taken like Russia always does). Major cities are invested, but not taken so far to date, and the first one they did take, Kherson, has floated back to Ukraine control. Remember that Western Ukraine is Indian country, and the insurgency that will emanate from there will be one with the support of almost everyone but Russia.
      Without getting into the weeds, my essay upthread says that history will judge this war as one in which infantrymen defeated large combined arms, tank and artillery-heavy armies and the narrative will be the human dimension. World War One, while having palpable human dimensions, was defined by the rise of industrial age war machines. This current war: the other way around.
      Leave Russia at the curb. When the troop bus comes by, kick Russia under said bus. It’s good to hold Ukraine’s feet to the fire, but the best outcome for the USA is deterring Russia from triggering Article 5. Ukraine don’t enter into it.

  • James ONeil March 25, 2022, 7:16 PM

    The Broken Clockwork of the Western Mind; Worth the read. A bit foggy and rambling in places but interesting.

  • Terry March 25, 2022, 10:00 PM

    I don’t know where to post this link, but it needs to be spread like a wild fire. A wildfire of truth in a world of lies, fear and despair.

    Canadian pilot Greg Hill with words to build back the lost confidence in OUR nation by defiance of “authority”. The tyrants have no authority unless we give it to them. Don’t submit to the crap being vomited by tyrants. Do NOT comply. Do NOT comply.


    Link provided by Margaret Anna Alice, the courageous wonder woman of America.

    • KCK March 25, 2022, 11:04 PM

      Love it. Take the battle to: the school board, the grocery store manager, election boards, county officials, city councilmen, the doctors and the nurses, law enforcement and reservists in the military. Everyone who had a voice during the pandemic and the stolen election cycle, and who kept quiet. Tell them to grow a pair. Don’t comply.

  • Dirk March 26, 2022, 8:46 AM

    Slam and Dunk! Appears the Russians won’t need any “overtime”,,,,,,we’ll until the 82nd arrives, anyway.