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Kunstler: The Technicolor Swan

Public Policy

When I think of the Democratic Party these days, the image instantly comes to mind of little Linda Blair playing the demon-possessed child in the classic horror movie, The Exorcist (1973), most particularly the scene in which she spews a stream of pea soup-like projectile vomit into the face of kindly old Max von Sydow, as Father Merrin, the priest come to rescue her.

The pea soup represents the sort of ideology that the Democratic Party has spewed out in recent years — a toxic mush of racial identity politics, contempt for men, infantile entitlement tantrums, corporate whoring, and a demonic quest for war with the Russian Federation. Father Merrin, the priest, stands for incorruptible American men, who have been, at last, killed off by this barrage of diabolical idiocy.

Can you think of a single figure in the Democratic faction who dares to oppose the lethal nonsense this party has been sponsoring and spewing? Who are its leaders? Chuck Schumer in the Senate — a mendacious errand boy for Wall Street? Nancy Pelosi in the House, who wears her cluelessness like a laminate of pancake makeup. Got anyone else? Uncle Joe (Biden)? That’s rich. Bernie? (Looks like his wife is about to be indicted on a federal bank fraud rap for running a small Vermont college into the ground. Whoops.)

Who else you got? Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York. I live near Albany, the state capital, and I can assure you that Governor Cuomo is ripely loathed and detested by anyone who has had actual dealings with him. Insiders tell me he makes Nixon look like Mr. Rogers. And this is apart from the fact that he seems to stand for nothing.

I registered as a Democrat in 1972 — largely because good ole Nixon was at the height of his power (just before his fall, of course), and because he was preceded as party leader by Barry Goldwater, who, at the time, was avatar for the John Birch Society and all its poisonous nonsense. The Democratic Party was still deeply imbued with the personality of Franklin Roosevelt, with a frosting of the recent memory of John F. Kennedy and his brother Bobby, tragic, heroic, and glamorous. I was old enough to remember the magic of JFK’s press conferences — a type of performance art that neither Bill Clinton or Barack Obama could match for wit and intelligence — and the charisma of authenticity that Bobby projected in the months before that little creep shot him in the kitchen of the Ambassador Hotel. Even the lugubrious Lyndon Johnson had the heroic quality of a Southerner stepping up to abolish the reign of Jim Crow.

Lately, people refer to this bygone era of the 1960s as “the American High” — and by that they are not talking about smoking dope (though it did go mainstream then), but rather the post World War Two economic high, when American business might truly ruled the planet. Perhaps the seeming strength of American political leaders back then was merely a reflection of the country’s economic power, which since has been squandered and purloined into a matrix of rackets loosely called financialization — a criminal magic act whereby wealth is generated without producing anything of value.

Leaders in such a system are bound to be not just lesser men and women but something less than human. Hillary Clinton, for instance, lost the 2016 election because she came off as demonic, and I mean that pretty literally. To many Americans, especially the ones swindled by the magic of financialization, she was the reincarnation of the little girl in The Exorcist. Donald Trump, unlikely as it seems — given his oafish and vulgar guise — was assigned the role of exorcist. Unlike poor father Merrin, he sort of succeeded, even to his very own astonishment. I say sort of succeeded because the Democratic Party is still there, infested with all its gibbering demons, but it has been reduced politically to impotence and appears likely to soon roll over and die.

None of this is to say that the other party, the Republicans, have anything but the feeblest grip on credibility or even an assured continued existence. First of all there is Trump’s obvious plight as a rogue only nominally regarded as party leader (or even member). Then there is the gathering fiasco of neither Trump nor his party being able to deliver remedies for any of the ills of our time that he was elected to fix. The reason for that is simple: the USA has entered Hell, or at least a condition that looks a lot like it. This is not just a matter of a few persons or a party being possessed by demons. We’ve entered a realm that is populated by nothing but demons — of our own design, by the way.

Our politics have become so thoroughly demonic, that the sort of exorcism America needs now can only come from outside politics. It’s coming, too. It’s on its way. It will turn our economic situation upside down and inside out. It’s a Technicolor swan, and you can see it coming from a thousand miles out. Wait for it. Wait for it.

Kunstler



12 Comments on "Kunstler: The Technicolor Swan"

  1. Lucifer on Mon, 26th Jun 2017 10:46 am 

    The USA has not entered Hell or anything near to that yet, but give it a few more more years and then it might resemble something close. Trust me i know about these things.

  2. penury on Mon, 26th Jun 2017 11:23 am 

    People in the developed world can sense the oncoming darkness and while they do not understand the cause or effet of the disruption, fear is driving pe4ople to francinate and the turmoil is beginning to show at the edges. Bad days are coming.

  3. Go Speed Racer on Mon, 26th Jun 2017 7:16 pm 

    I like how he calls the democrat party a load of firehose vomit. So true. And he also corrctly identifies the
    democrats as hating normal men.

    So pathetic. And it’s true cause that’s why Trump won.
    People tired of democrat party BS. Imagine if Hillary
    won, pouring out the liberal vomit louder than
    a jet engine. Pantsuit and a colostomy bag. No Thx.

  4. makati1 on Mon, 26th Jun 2017 7:43 pm 

    “… the USA has entered Hell, or at least a condition that looks a lot like it. This is not just a matter of a few persons or a party being possessed by demons. We’ve entered a realm that is populated by nothing but demons — of our own design, by the way. … Our politics have become so thoroughly demonic, that the sort of exorcism America needs now can only come from outside politics. It’s coming, too. It’s on its way. It will turn our economic situation upside down and inside out. It’s a Technicolor swan, and you can see it coming from a thousand miles out.”

    Americas are, for the most part, blind to the real America. You have to step outside the propaganda box to see it clearly. JHK has described it well.

  5. Cloggie on Tue, 27th Jun 2017 5:20 am 

    After the USSR, the USA is the second attempt at globalism. An attempt to unite the planet under a single banner. This time not under Bolshevism but capitalism, anti-nationalism (“anti-fascism”), anti-borders, pro-mass migration, mixing all sorts of groups of people (“anti-racism”), universal “human rights”.

    Like the USSR of former fame, the US is going to fail majestically, although there is still a chance that the US will attempt the flight forward and push the world into WW3, with Washington bravely fighting until the last American.

    America has entered hell because it needs to reinvent itself, away from global hegemony and exceptionalism into becoming a normal country, which will be a very painful process. It is unlikely that the US will remain in one piece, because ethno-nationalism will ensure such a break-up.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8q89r2KgCM

    These white nationalists can count on European support once Merkel c.s. have been dealt with.

    Multi-polar identitarian world is next:

    https://s17.postimg.org/6wwnomfpb/worldmap.jpg

  6. Davy on Tue, 27th Jun 2017 5:43 am 

    “Like the USSR of former fame, the US is going to fail majestically”
    You may want to include China and Europe in that “fail majestically” because they are part of the same problem and have in many cases worse economic inconsistencies

    “although there is still a chance that the US will attempt the flight forward and push the world into WW3”
    I can’t argue with that. The liberal and conservative alliance in the deep state are in a self-organizing and adaptive process of militarizing the world. This has gotten to the point of unreality. It is irrational and dysfunctional. The public is seeing this and turning against it except for the radicals on all sides. The US looks ridiculous in world opinion although the world is part of it and stuck in its own ridiculousness. It is probably the world’s greatest danger. The one bright point is they are turning on each other and this internal civil war may render both sides impotent if they don’t kill us in the process.

    “It is unlikely that the US will remain in one piece, because ethno-nationalism will ensure such a break-up. These white nationalists can count on European support once Merkel c.s. have been dealt with. Multi-polar identitarian world is next:”
    The racism of white supremacy is dead on arrival with reality. Racism is just another form of emotional extremism without a basis in reality. It is likely that eventually all the world will fracture into new arrangements geographic and socially once globalism fails. This will not be an American phenomenon it will be a global one. It will partially be identitarian but also follow geography and the economics of a vastly smaller economic system.

  7. BigMind on Tue, 27th Jun 2017 7:36 am 

    Like in 1177BC, when Bronze Age civilizations collapsed, the collapse of the current civilization will occur on account of one or more unexpected overwhelming shocks to a system that has been — over the past several decades — building up stress that has weakened the cohesiveness of societies. Kunstler is right — wait for it.

  8. joe on Tue, 27th Jun 2017 9:58 am 

    It’s funny because Stalin used to glory in the multiculturalism of the USSR. The socialists wanted to liberate women via contraception and destroy the family have more or less achieved their goals, men are reduced to sperm donor and cash machines if they want/can afford. Where men only contribute sperm, the state takes over and offers the comfort of a non – judgemental aunt who offers fawning approval at even the most discusting outrage.
    So why is do things feel so unstable? Because they are not. The right has caved in to the left, nowdays Christians go around feeling shame, they hide their cross while leftists blaspheme it. The left screams with rage in defence of Islam, a cuckoo in the nest if ever there was one…..

  9. pathology on Tue, 27th Jun 2017 4:13 pm 

    Democrats hate normal men……where did this nonsense originate.

    And thank goodness Trump won since the Republicans love normal men……..

  10. makati1 on Tue, 27th Jun 2017 7:23 pm 

    Cloggie, I have to agree with you on this one. Americans cannot see the forest for the trees and the coming shock may be fatal.

  11. Cloggie on Wed, 28th Jun 2017 2:15 am 

    Japanese problems you’d like to have:

    No crime.

    http://www.economist.com/news/asia/21722216-there-was-just-one-fatal-shooting-whole-2015-crime-dries-up-japans-police-hunt?fsrc=scn/tw/te/rfd/pe

    Police has nothing to do as crime dried up.

    This is what you get if you keep American “diversity” at arms length: extremely high trust levels and no crime.

    Murder rate 0.3/100,000 that is 12 times lower than in the US.

    Diversity is our demise.

  12. Cloggie on Wed, 28th Jun 2017 3:32 am 

    Twitter begins to “shadowban” Dutch dissidents:

    http://www.geenstijl.nl/mt/archieven/2017/06/opiniefobie_gaat_nog_eens_heel_groot_worden.html#comments

    – Thierry Baudet, the „new Wilders“ with two seats in Parliament
    – Joost Niemoller, MH17-Skeptiker, Putin-fan, very critical against migration, Merkel, Rutte. Regular guest for RT
    – Erik de Vlieger (enterpreneur and Rutte and EU-criticaster)

    Not a real problem of course since there is the Twitter equivalent gab.ai that explicitly is non-pc.

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