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I would not have been a poet
except that I have been in love
alive in this mortal world,
or an essayist except that I
have been bewildered and afraid,
or a storyteller had I not heard
stories passing to me through the air,
or a writer at all except
I have been wakeful at night
and words have come to me
out of their deep caves
needing to be remembered.
 – Wendell Berry


Is this cheese lesbian? How a feta at S.F.’s Rainbow Grocery turned into an unlikely queer icon

Covid-19 After Action Report from“ Free Men Free Minds by AD regular John Venlet

This Covid-19 Gain of Function Flu (manmade) is a very unusual pathogen. In my 61 years of life, I have never experienced a sickness such as this one. It is not natural, and I am not the only individual who thinks this. Other individuals, no doubt, are not as severely affected by this pathogen, this Gain of Function Flu (manmade), and I am thankful that they are/were not, but in talking with other individuals who have come down with Covid-19 the Gain of Function Flu (manmade) and been affected as severely as I was, they all note that they have never experienced such a sickness as this one, and often describe their experience as being poisoned. They are not off the mark.

“All the structures are failing: the old world is visibly dying, but there’s no sign yet of what the new one will look like. We can perhaps dimly see what’s needed, but it will take future generations, as the machine really starts to crumble, to start living differently.

I think that for now Berry’s imaginative capacity to understand other ways of being should be cultivated everywhere; we should be telling stories we believe in, instead of the official stories of the age, which nobody who is paying attention believes in at all. None of your readers need me to tell them that the useful work is practical, particular, small and careful: to get away from screens as much as we can, get close to the woods, get close to God, get close to real community. All of the small, old things. Build networks of grounded reality that are not entangled in the wires of the technium. Forge independence. And at the same time, refuse to say things you know not to be true. Refuse to tell the stories of progress and growth and breakdown disguised as liberation. Refuse to give your allegiance to the Machine. Refuse to lie. I’m talking about a kind of spiritual secession.” KA-CHING!:— Paul Kingsnorth, interview with Jeffrey Bilbro


But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, — 2 Peter 3

I’ll say it: “Omicron” doesn’t exist. “Omicron” is the cover story for the poisoning deaths from the coerced injections, AND an excuse for Big Pharma to declare that everyone must start over and be injected with another brand-new poison.


January with C.S. Lewis | Tomorrows Reflection  For Christianity is a fighting religion. It thinks God made the world—that space and time, heat and cold, and all the colours and tastes, and all the animals and vegetables, are things that God ‘made up out of His head’ as a man makes up a story. But it also thinks that a great many things have gone wrong with the world that God made and that God insists, and insists very loudly, on our putting them right again.

That is why horrible nations have horrible religions: they have been looking at God through a dirty lens.

Ninety-nine percent of the things you believe are believed on authority. I believe there is such a place as New York. I have not seen it myself. I could not prove by abstract reasoning that there must be such a place. I believe it because reliable people have told me so. The ordinary man believes in the Solar System, atoms, evolution, and the circulation of the blood on authority—because the scientists say so. Every historical statement in the world is believed on authority… A man who jibbed at authority in other things as some people do in religion would have to be content to know nothing all his life.

Even on the biological level life is not like a river but like a tree. It does not move towards unity but away from it and the creatures grow further apart as they increase in perfection. Good, as it ripens, becomes continually more different not only from evil but from other good.

A live body is not one that never gets hurt, but one that can to some extent repair itself. In the same way a Christian is not a man who never goes wrong, but a man who is enabled to repent and pick himself up and begin over again after each stumble—because the Christ-life is inside him, repairing him all the time, enabling him to repeat (in some degree) the kind of voluntary death which Christ Himself carried out.

Third Worldizing America: Violent crime is now soaring in America. But two things are different about America’s new criminality.

One is the virtual impunity of it. Thieves now brazenly swarm a store, ransack, steal, and flee with the merchandise without worry of arrest.

Second, the Left often justifies crime as a sort of righteous payback against a supposedly exploitative system. So, the architect of the so-called 1619 Project, Nikole Hannah-Jones, preened of the riotous destruction of property during the summer of 2020: “Destroying property, which can be replaced, is not violence.”

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  • gwbnyc December 5, 2021, 11:24 AM

    first appreciated Berry in an excerpt of a novel in “Mother Jones”, followed up on him a bit and found writings on Amish farming. A favorite odd essay (chapter?) was “Native American Grasses”.

    his style induces meditaion for me, enjoyable&rhythmic.

    we have no common political ground.

    • downeasthillbilly December 6, 2021, 6:36 AM

      Try “The Peace of Wild Things”. That speaks to me. Then go try some Robinson Jeffers.

  • Tom Hyland December 5, 2021, 11:42 AM

    Here’s a strange item from years ago. I do not know exactly when David Bowie made this video titled “omicron” but check it out. A lot of similarities to the matrix enveloping humanity here.


  • OneGuy December 5, 2021, 1:22 PM

    Love Australia and feel so bad that they are going to have to deal with this. I hope they step up. It would be easy to make all kinds of predictions on what might happen but I think that either Australia gets back to democracy or it will go through some unpleasantness (civil war, oppression, open fighting in the streets, etc.) and ultimately become a Chinese province. They are waiting for Australia to fall on it’s face. They will simply take it over after the Australian government totally screws up the country. New Zealand and Europe are next.

    • Mike Austin December 5, 2021, 2:10 PM

      China can scarcely govern itself, let alone another nation. It is having a devil of a time controlling parts of its African “investment”. China cannot feed itself either. Outside of a few showcase cities, China is an India with guns. The Chinese cannot even find a way to float over to Taiwan—only 90 miles away—so how can they possibly get to Australia and New Zealand? China does not wish to conquer using imperial “boots on the ground”, she wishes submission, she wishes control, she wishes absolute obedience. She is accomplishing these with words and money.

      Australia and New Zealand will provide her with grain for Chinese bellies and wombs for Chinese soldiers.

  • Mike Austin December 5, 2021, 4:38 PM

    “I’m not for nation building, but we should consider liberating Australia .” Not a chance. The Australians, by and large, support their government. They gelded themselves years ago and have adopted, to an almost eerie degree, all the globo-homo and feminist agit-prop. They are as happy and contented as sheep being led to the slaughterhouse. If you opened up a hole in the fence to allow them to escape, they would turn you in to “the Authorities” and seek a safe haven in—wait for it—the slaughterhouse. I might consider air-dropping over Oz 10,000 Kalashnikovs with 1000 rounds each. It would be fun to watch the mayhem that would ensue.

    “Possibly the first city in the New World, the Caral civilization, ca. 3100 B.C.” Peruvian civilization began building huge pyramids before the Egyptians in the Old Kingdom did. And like those old boys the Peruvians built to last. A landslide takes out a section of a modern road through the Peruvian Andes. No problem as the locals simply move to the old Inca road a few feet away, even though it is 500 years old.

    Incidentally, true adventure is dead everywhere in the world except Peru and a few other South American nations. There are still lost cities to unearth and lost civilizations to discover, especially near the border with Brazil. There are as well uncontacted tribes, but best to leave these guys alone.

    “The second coming of Lord Jesus is near.” And tell me how you know that? Jesus Himself said He didn’t know when that time would come. Somehow I trust Him rather than you. No hard feelings, ok?

    “I’ll say it: “Omicron” doesn’t exist.” Nope. And the “pandemic” is a hoax, a lie, an excuse to enslave the world. Miss Barnhardt is our own Jeremiah. Best listen to her. You can “eat, drink and be merry” some other time.

    “The quality that we call beauty…” Beauty is not “in the eye of the beholder”. That silly phrase is pure nonsense—either that, or Aristotle was a liar. Beauty exists beyond the judgment of man. In fact, Beauty existed before man was even created.

    You want Beauty? Watch this:


    “What if whites aren’t worthy role models anymore?” There is and has ever been only one perfect Role Model. All others in this world must emulate Him.

    “Third Worldizing America: Violent crime is now soaring in America.” Well, yes. “Violent crime”—is there any other?—is always a function of the fall of civilizations: the center ceases to hold, things fall apart, a bloody tide is loosed. What to do? An increase in crime is always and evermore a decrease in government authority. Another name for this is anarchy. One day the American people will demand a Caesar to stop this. A Caesar will come.

    This anarchy was completely acceptable to our ruling “elites” until it spread to the comfortable, high income, and lilly-white suburbs. Now the anarchy is there. And these elites have no guns. They do have defunded police, though. These guys will arrive at the elites’ tony estates with a good number of body bags.

    • Dirk December 6, 2021, 8:07 AM

      Mike, that’s awesome, I mutter thru tears.

      Is it possible,,,,is it reasonable to believe the solution is so simple. How is it a people can grow to hate others in such a short time.

      End of the day, it IS Govt, whom have achieved Evil status, from inception.


      • Mike Austin December 6, 2021, 1:25 PM

        A baby is born knowing how to love. It must be taught how to hate. There was a video on YouTube of a 4 year old black boy spewing out his hatred of the white race while his father beamed proudly in the background. What to do about this? How can one change a mind like that?

        Any government unbound by immutable Law and an armed citizenry will, within bounds, behave itself. Remove one of those pillars and the thing collapses into anarcho-tyranny. In other words, what we see today.

  • ghostsniper December 5, 2021, 6:55 PM

    We are now living in maniacal adolescent times.
    Protect yourself.

  • Tom Hyland December 6, 2021, 6:17 AM

    This video is back when Fauci knew it takes a minimum of 10 years to perfect a vaccine. And this wasn’t long ago… only October 2019. Listen to executives plotting an assault on reason and their plan to implement fear and misinformation to the masses. 2 minutes long.

  • Casey Klahn December 6, 2021, 7:56 AM

    Joe Dan Gorman: “Save America (and you) save the world”.

    • Mike Austin December 8, 2021, 8:00 AM

      Lincoln called it 150 years ago: “We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best hope of earth.”