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Kunstler: Swamp Thang

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Chuck and Nancy coming onto the TV audience as “Mommy and Daddy” Tuesday night was a nice gag, putting the “nanny” into the Nanny State, which is getting more and more like the Tranny State — the Deep State in drag. Will the supply of “undocumented” nannies be cut off to the Creative Classniks of Brooklyn and Pacific Heights? That is the question. Not this silly-ass debate over The Wall. Who is going to watch the kids while we’re out enjoying the pickled squid tentacles at Karumazushi? How about the NSA? They’re watching everything and everyone else.

Despite the antics of all the CNN “panelists” with their hair on fire over The Wall, the public now surely gets the actual drift of the situation: The Left does not want to regulate comings-and-goings along the US-Mexico border. Not the least little bit. The reason is well-understood too: the DNC views everyone coming across as a potential constituent, as well as a household employee. The craven Republicans in congress have hardly peeped up on the subject, either, with sheep’s eyes on the Hispanic voter bloc. So, it’s up to the Ballbuster-in-Chief — a.k.a. the Golden Golem of Greatness — to draw a line in the sand of the Sonoran Desert.

Something there is that doesn’t love a wall,” wrote America’s flinty old poet, Robert Frost, who read another poem that chilly January day so long ago at John Kennedy’s inauguration called The Gift Outright, saying, “The land was ours before we were the land’s….” Wow and whoa!  If the old bird said that today, he’d get a “guidance” warning letter from the Justice Department’s Division of Civil Rights and Rachel Maddow’s lovely adams apple would bob out of control while she screeched “Racist! Racist!” The Nobel Laureate Bob Dylan put it nicely, too: “Things have changed…” he said.

Unstated in the barrage of talking points is this tactical consideration: Chuck and Nancy, in their calculated intransigence, are maneuvering to create an impeachable offense against Mr. Trump the moment he moves to declare an “emergency” and grabs some money from an executive agency cash-box to commence his wall-building. The matter would go directly to the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals — which will rule against Mr. Trump — and we’ll be off to the impeachment races. It might be too much to assume that Mr. Trump talked to a few lawyers about this, but who knows what goes on beneath the glittering golden halo?

Backstage, the Democratic Party might be getting a little nervous about the Mueller Investigation, now that the only evidence for “collusion with Russia” points to Mrs. Clinton, the DNC, and Barack Obama — and there is lots and lots of hard evidence for that, already catalogued and filed. At some point there will be a court proceeding over these things, even if it takes place in the US Senate in an impeachment trial, and some jury is going to have to see all that evidence. So far, Mr. Mueller has managed to ignore it, but that might change when William Barr is sworn in as Attorney General in a few weeks — though Barr and Mueller are reported to be very close friends. It’s the Swamp, after all, a steaming hotbed of treachery. Anyway, there are many other federal attorneys at the DOJ who have nothing to do with, and no obligation to, Mr. Mueller, and they may have a different view of the goings-on in RussiaGate these past two years.

Personally, I think Mr. Mueller and a number of his colleagues will have to answer to grand juries themselves in the months ahead. A worm is turning deep under the Deep State. As soon as the imbecile Jerrold Nadler, Chair of the House Judiciary Committee, pounds his gavel to commence the impeachment hearings, the next move of the Ballbuster-in-Chief may be to insert an “all-is-lost” moment in the Democratic Party’s lame script. He still hasn’t declassified and released reams of currently redacted documents from the two-year orgy of seditious emails and memos in the DOJ lockbox. And with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein departing momentarily — a negotiated withdrawal, in my opinion, with a get-out-of-jail-free card in the bargain — the path to real transparency in these opaque matters may finally be cleared. And Mr. Rosenstein may, ironically, be the only Mueller Team associate who ends up not being indicted. What a crafty rascal he must be!

Those who don’t believe in walls also apparently don’t believe in boundaries of any kind, including the line between right and wrong, legal and illegal. Without boundaries, there are no rules, especially the rule of law, in the land where, lately, anything goes and nothing matters. Clown though he be in so many ways, it ends up being Mr. Trump’s duty to assert that boundaries matter.

Kunstler



81 Comments on "Kunstler: Swamp Thang"

  1. Sissyfuss on Fri, 11th Jan 2019 10:27 am 

    The corporatocracy is calling the shots and it involves both combatants. There is no scorecard that can identify the teammates and their teams. They’re all skimming the cream and leaving the curds and mouse turds for the masses to feed upon. There aren’t enough enlightened citizens available to counteract the deplorable beliefs of the canaille. Kuntski continues to ascribe blame to various participants but it’s human nature that brings us to the precipice, not any individuals philosophy. And that is why our fate is as intractable as the laws of physics or gravity. And our arguments be sound and fury signifying nothing.

  2. Antius on Fri, 11th Jan 2019 10:51 am 

    “The Left does not want to regulate comings-and-goings along the US-Mexico border. Not the least little bit. The reason is well-understood too: the DNC views everyone coming across as a potential constituent, as well as a household employee. The craven Republicans in congress have hardly peeped up on the subject, either, with sheep’s eyes on the Hispanic voter bloc.”

    When a nation can no longer distinguish between who is and who is not a citizen and when that status is not protected by ancestral privilege; it is heading for imminent destruction. Racism is a good and necessary part of the human psyche. Without it, civilisation rapidly crumbles.

  3. I AM THE MOB on Fri, 11th Jan 2019 11:01 am 

    Antius

    You are a paranoid racist like Kunt..

    https://i.imgur.com/V59Qy4f.jpg

    there is no border crisis..You are just a moron who is easily scared..

  4. I AM THE MOB on Fri, 11th Jan 2019 11:05 am 

    Illegal border crossings peaked back in 2000 and have declined 80 percent since..The last two years were at half century year lows..

    Trump has created a fake crisis to scare stupid people so they go running into his arms..They are going to get their asses kicked in the Civil war upcoing..We got all the gangs and guns are our side..They have church people who are scared of fake crisis’s..

  5. I AM THE MOB on Fri, 11th Jan 2019 11:15 am 

    “It’s a sad thing not to have friends, but it is even sadder not to have enemies.”

    ― Che Guevara

  6. Davy on Fri, 11th Jan 2019 11:19 am 

    There is a border crisis and both liberals and conservatives have acknowledge it over the past few years. Currently liberals do not acknowledge it because Trump has made it his premier policy objective. Trump resistance is a very dumb reason to fake news something so important. I reject the left because of these extremist political actions against common sense. I am often liberal leaning but I reject the politics of the left that use identity issues as forces harnessed against Trump. This politics of resistance to anything Trump even if it is destructive to everything liberals hold true is an end game of the left. It will divide and ruin the left if someone does not come along and end this and unite people by a common cause more noble instead of divisive and destructive identity politics of hate and intolerance all because of one man.

  7. I AM THE MOB on Fri, 11th Jan 2019 11:20 am 

    Unfortunately history has shown fear is a very strong motivator. Trump has successfully created a world to fear for his followers. Whether it be illegals, democrats, or even school kids, they are all after the republicans to force change upon them. This has created a passionate following of people looking for Trump to protect them.

  8. Davy on Fri, 11th Jan 2019 11:27 am 

    MOB, you are a prime example of what is wrong with the left. You don’t even believe in liberalism. You believe in conflict and the destruction of any and all traditional values. Hatred of the right is little more than an excuse for you to peddle conflict and hate. This conflict and hate is not for an end with meaning it is for the thrill of it. If more of the left turns into what you are the end is near for the movement.

  9. I AM THE MOB on Fri, 11th Jan 2019 11:35 am 

    Davy

    There is no border crisis..Illegal border crossing peaked back in 2000..And have declined 80 percent since..And the last two years were at 50 year lows..

    Source: Border Patrol
    https://www.scribd.com/document/375672329/CBP-Border-Security-Report-Fiscal-Year-2017

    More Mexicans are leaving the US than coming here — and it’s not because of deportation
    https://www.latimes.com/projects/la-me-a-dream-displaced-life-back-home/

    Sorry Davy..The facts prove otherwise..You are just a stupid fear mongering crank..I read about all the religious people in your area..Bunch of fucking nut cases..

  10. I AM THE MOB on Fri, 11th Jan 2019 11:38 am 

    Davy

    You are a paranoid loon who thinks there is a crisis that doesn’t statically exist..I don’t know what else to say really? Facts dont change your mind..You are just like clogg..You use “make believe” for everything..

  11. I AM THE MOB on Fri, 11th Jan 2019 11:41 am 

    Nearly half of all Trump supporters believe in pizza-gate..

    https://today.yougov.com/topics/politics/articles-reports/2016/12/27/belief-conspiracies-largely-depends-political-iden

    Just stone cold fuck nuts crazy..

  12. I AM THE MOB on Fri, 11th Jan 2019 11:44 am 

    Kunt needs to put down the keyboard..He is just another old fear mongering crank..Ranting every week from miserable little town..He needs a girlfriend but I doubt any woman would want to be with a doomster who spreads bogus conspiracies theories online..Oh well..He will dead soon when the oil shortage hits and society collapses..

  13. Antius on Fri, 11th Jan 2019 12:43 pm 

    The ‘Kunt’ is a member of Mob’s Semite tribe. But he is much higher on the IQ scale and is not pinning for the end of civilization.

  14. Cloggie on Fri, 11th Jan 2019 1:04 pm 

    Nearly half of all Trump supporters believe in pizza-gate..

    Here is another Trump supporter and former member of the Reagan government:

    https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2019/01/11/a-holocaust-was-what-the-americans-did-to-the-germans/

    “A holocaust was what the Americans did to the Germans”

    Slowly the truth is coming out.

  15. Cloggie on Fri, 11th Jan 2019 1:06 pm 

    A frustrated Dutch PM Mark Rutte said in parliament that he wants to “beat up those who attack aid workers”:

    https://nos.nl/artikel/2267024-rutte-zou-bedreigers-van-hulpverleners-liefst-in-elkaar-slaan.html

    Over the last decade it has become very dangerous for first aid workers to come to the aid of those who need it in “certain areas”. This was never a problem when Holland was still white.

  16. asg70 on Fri, 11th Jan 2019 1:39 pm 

    Can we please stop throwing Kunstler onto the frontpage? He’s not really a doomer anymore, just a political ranter.

  17. I AM THE MOB on Fri, 11th Jan 2019 2:20 pm 

    Clogg

    PCR is a total nut job..Just look at his picture on his blog..He is anti vaxxer too! Just like Italy’s president and LePenn..

    Dumb as bricks..

  18. Cloggie on Fri, 11th Jan 2019 2:28 pm 

    “PCR is a total nut job”

    Really?

    https://youtu.be/aOMsCUeZ6rw

    Dr. Paul Craig Roberts: US will be a third world country by 2024.

    Exactly right. And by 2025 America will be balkanized. For the geographically and historically challenged, that means the US will no longer exist (in one piece).

    https://www.amazon.com/Suicide-Superpower-Will-America-Survive/dp/125000411X/ref=sr_1_1

    “Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025?”

    I think mobster that the sad truth is that the only nutjob around would be you.

    Can you live with that knowledge?

  19. I AM THE MOB on Fri, 11th Jan 2019 2:33 pm 

    CLogg

    The entire global economy is going to collapse over the next decade..And the US and UK will be the last to fall..

    And citing a whole book doesn’t prove anything..And both of those people are ignorant low IQ conservatives..

    Conservatives are 40% less intelligent than liberals..And older conservatives are 7 times more likely to share fake news..

  20. I AM THE MOB on Fri, 11th Jan 2019 2:35 pm 

    Clogg

    What are you going to do when the police can’t patrol your neighborhood or show up when you call them? Because they won’t have fuel..

    And then its on like Donkey kong..

    We got all the guns and gangs on the left’s side..And they are not scared to bring the pain..

    Ill remember you clogg when I am busting a nut in you know who!

    LMFAO!

  21. Cloggie on Fri, 11th Jan 2019 3:08 pm 

    Dutch grid is reaching its limits, especially in the North of the country. Too many entrepreneurs want to install large numbers of solar panels, but the grid rejects additional corporate connections.

    https://nos.nl/artikel/2266953-geen-plek-voor-nieuwe-zonneparken-op-stroomnetwerk.html

    Will take years until new cables will be in place.

    Perhaps time for some local hydrogen production instead?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eku0GuSKiIc

  22. Antius on Fri, 11th Jan 2019 3:11 pm 

    “What are you going to do when the police can’t patrol your neighborhood or show up when you call them? Because they won’t have fuel..”

    Maybe actually have the freedom to say openly what he thinks, organize a resistance movement and generally enjoy the freedom of speech and association that should be his anyway. The police are of no benefit to law abiding people is West European countries. They aren’t there to protect us; they are there to oppress and control us. It would be better for most people if they didn’t exist.

  23. Cloggie on Fri, 11th Jan 2019 3:21 pm 

    Nigel Farage wants George Soros to be arrested:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Wf8ItFIsTI

    He said so in the EU parliament recently.

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/us-jewish-lobby-nigel-farage-power-anti-semitism-ukip-leader-a8031191.html

    “Nigel Farage: ‘Jewish lobby’ has disproportionate power in the US”

    Hitler said that too. The points is, if Hitler says that 2+2=4, the guy is right.

    #DrainTheSwamp

  24. I AM THE MOB on Fri, 11th Jan 2019 3:27 pm 

    CLogg

    There is no evidence to that claim about jews..Just paranoid delusions..

    Why dont you give it a rest..You are a low IQ old man..who is wasting the last years of his life with baseless bogus conspiracies..

  25. Cloggie on Fri, 11th Jan 2019 3:34 pm 

    “There is no evidence to that claim about jews.”

    Dutch leftists TV-crew (but I repeat myself) travelling to the US to investigate the power of the Israel Lobby, in the wake of Mearsheimer and Walt study “The Israel Lobby”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yw_v3hqtCl0

    50 minutes and in America they speak English anyway.

    If you don’t have much time confine yourself to what a courageous black congressman has to say about the Israel lobby:

    12:08-15:45

  26. I AM THE MOB on Fri, 11th Jan 2019 4:09 pm 

    Families of Sandy Hook shooting victims win legal victory in lawsuit against InfoWars, Alex Jones

    https://abcnews.go.com/beta-story-container/US/families-sandy-hook-shooting-victims-win-legal-victory/story?id=60314174

    HAHA! Fat man goes down!

  27. Cloggie on Fri, 11th Jan 2019 6:13 pm 

    “Clown though he be in so many ways, it ends up being Mr. Trump’s duty to assert that boundaries matter.”

    Come on mr Kunstler, admit you will vote Trump in 2020.

  28. I AM THE MOB on Fri, 11th Jan 2019 6:23 pm 

    Financial catastrophe resulting from resource depletion and a debasement of value of fiat currencies. Then a 12-month window of tyranny and government lockdown on citizens, followed by a 6-month window of absolute carnage and death. Then, a period of about 6 months of slow die-off and that’s pretty much that. Oh, and starting sometime within the next 5 years or so…

    https://imgur.com/a/pYxKa
    https://imgur.com/a/rBtIrfg

  29. I AM THE MOB on Fri, 11th Jan 2019 6:26 pm 

    Kunt seems to stupid to be jewish..But the IQ declines from age 20 on..So he is likely around cloggs 70 level right now..Believing there is a crisis that doesn’t statically exist..Just an old fear mongering crank..

  30. I AM THE MOB on Fri, 11th Jan 2019 6:32 pm 

    Kunt thinks there is a crisis that doesn’t exist..We have reached peak boomer..They are so fucking braindead..I am surprised Trump doesn’t tell them that an asteroid is heading for the planet..And all we need to do is cut taxes on the rich..And aliens will blow it out of the sky for us..

    LMFAO!

  31. I AM THE MOB on Fri, 11th Jan 2019 7:11 pm 

    Where is our political turmoil headed? Look to Bolivia.

    https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/424752-where-is-our-political-turmoil-headed-look-to-bolivia

    There is another one for your civil war dump Clogg..

  32. makati1 on Fri, 11th Jan 2019 7:13 pm 

    MOB, if IQ diminishes thru age, you must be over 100 years old. Your denial is blatant to everyone but the village idiot, Davy.

    You obviously believe the lies your government posts without question. American’s buying power is no higher than it was 40 years ago. Unemployment by the old, original calculation is at least 10% and inflation the old way is at least 8%. The government keeps changing the formula to cover the sinking ship USS DEBT.

    Why do you have 40+ million people on food stamps and millions homeless if everything is great? An increasing suicide rate? An increasing drug death rate? High school grads that cannot read or do arithmetic? Third world America!

    Keep sucking down that government propaganda and don’t think about your future. You don’t have one.

    BTW: Sunny and 82F here today. LOL

  33. I AM THE MOB on Fri, 11th Jan 2019 7:20 pm 

    Mak

    For an old timer you really are cocky..And I never denied the US ship is sinking..So is the entire worlds..And you talk about SS Debt..Well China is headed for the iceberg with over 300-400% debt to GDP…You can only build so many ghost cities off of shadow banking..

    LOL

  34. I AM THE MOB on Fri, 11th Jan 2019 7:29 pm 

    China is a paper tiger..They got almost taken over twice my tiny Japan..

    LOL

  35. I AM THE MOB on Fri, 11th Jan 2019 8:07 pm 

    Never forget what Trump’s REAL base is

    https://i.redd.it/w82tqwl2nu921.png

  36. makati1 on Fri, 11th Jan 2019 9:01 pm 

    MOB, for a kid, you are pretty stupid. You eat up that US MSM bullshit like candy. Where does your China info come from? Answer: US sources. About as reliable as Santa’s elves. Ditto for Russian info.

    Do you read your own posts? I don’t think so. “Believing there is a crisis that doesn’t statically exist..Just an old fear mongering crank.” Now tell me that that is not a denial as I accused you of above.

    I have more than twice the life experience you do snowflake. That counts for far more than any college degree. I have survival skills you can only dream about. I’ll be here, watching the sun come up over the Pacific and sipping coconut wine when you are begging on the street or some black thug’s toy boy.

    I’ll put my money on China surviving long after the US is gone. Oh, right! I did put my money/life on living in Asia. No regrets. Enjoying every minute of it and will continue to do so. I noticed it was about freezing in your neighborhood. A balmy 84 here now. No chance of freezing to death when the SHTF in the land of eternal summer. ^_^

  37. makati1 on Fri, 11th Jan 2019 9:17 pm 

    BTW MOB:

    Xi Jinping – 65 y.o.
    Vladimir Putin – 66 y.o.
    Donald Trump – 72 y.o.
    Rodrigo Duterte – 73 y.o.
    Shinzō Abe – 65 y.o.
    Benjamin Netanyahu – 69 y.o.
    Etc.

    Most of the world leaders are well over 60 and many are in their late 80s to low 80s.

  38. makati1 on Fri, 11th Jan 2019 9:18 pm 

    correction:…low 90s!

  39. I AM THE MOB on Fri, 11th Jan 2019 9:58 pm 

    Mak

    Debt, Not Trade War, Is China’s Biggest Problem

    Officially China’s debt is a small number: 47.60%. Unofficially, it’s hard to figure it out. For a good reason: the government is both the lender and the borrower. One branch of the government lends money to another branch of government. Government-owned banks, for instance, lend money to State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) and Town Village Enterprises (TVEs). But there are some unofficial estimates. Like one from the Institute of International Finance (IIF) last week, which place China’s debt to GDP at 300%!
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/panosmourdoukoutas/2018/11/24/debt-not-trade-war-is-chinas-biggest-problem/#2809abd54c4d

    China central bank chief warns of ‘Minsky moment’
    https://www.ft.com/content/4bcb14c8-b4d2-11e7-a398-73d59db9e399

    Maybe if you went to college instead being a filthy carpenter rat..You would have learned the real debt numbers from China..

    Enjoy the minsky moment when the oil shortage hits china..Good luck

  40. makati1 on Fri, 11th Jan 2019 10:43 pm 

    MOB, you keep shoveling the same bullshit and hoping it will turn into Caviar.

    Yes, China’s debt is supposed to be about 52% of GDP. So?

    The Philippine debt is only 37% of GDP. ^_^

    The US’ debt is over 108% of GDP and if you use Shadow Stats real numbers it is over 200% of GDP.

    http://worldpopulationreview.com/countries/countries-by-national-debt/

    US TOTAL Debt = $72 Trillion. ~350% of GDP

    http://www.usdebtclock.org/

    Calling me names does not change the ongoing collapse of your way of life. It only proves your immature frustration.

  41. I AM THE MOB on Fri, 11th Jan 2019 10:54 pm 

    Mak

    If you use shadow stats? WTF? Are you serious? you are a moron and that isn’t a credible source..Unlike the one I submitted (IIF)..

    Enjoy the Asian collapse..You have a front row seat!

  42. I AM THE MOB on Fri, 11th Jan 2019 10:55 pm 

    If two Trump supporters get divorced..Do they still remain cousins?

  43. makati1 on Fri, 11th Jan 2019 11:28 pm 

    MOB:

    Want to lower the unemployment numbers? Simply stop counting anyone who has been our of a job for more than six months. DONE! Now the US has the lowest unemployment in 50 years but still 42 million on food stamps and millions homeless.

    Want to lower the inflation numbers? Simply eliminate the two necessities that are getting more expensive, food and energy. DONE! That you cannot buy what you used to with your wages is only in your imagination. Who do you believe, reality or your government?

    Want to increase the GDP? Simply add in all the money the government spends but not subtract the debt increase to make those purchases. DONE! This has been ongoing for decades. The real GDP is about half what the government claims.

    THOSE are the lies you believe. Shadowstats is using the government’s original methods of computation, not the “new math”. You are just frustrated and in denial. Suck up that USMSM Koolaid snowflake. I live in a truly free country and it is still growing by 6+%/year. The US has to lie to get a 2%/year growth. LMAO

  44. Antius on Fri, 11th Jan 2019 11:45 pm 

    Makati, you are far too sanguine about the political and economic situation in China. I cannot be bothered to write another long essay about it that will never be read. But take a look at these links.

    https://tinyurl.com/ych3llpu

    https://tinyurl.com/y7ex8qgq

    https://tinyurl.com/y9328va2

    ‘Over the last 30 years China’s economic data has ALWAYS overstated growth. The reason for this is very simple: if you are an economic minister/ government employee who lives in a regime in which leadership will have you jailed or executed for missing your numbers, the numbers are ALWAYS great.’

    ‘With that in mind, we have to ask… how horrific is the situation in China’s financial system that even the heavily massaged data is showing a contraction is underway?’

    ‘What you are looking at is a table in which China’s Central Bank admits that China has added $50 TRILLION in new financial assets to its financial system in the last FOUR years.

    Bear in mind, China’s entire economy is only $12 trillion… so you are talking about it adding over 400% of its GDP in financial assets… in less than FIVE years. From 2013-2017, China added $25 in new financial assets for every $1 in GDP.

    Never in history has a country done this. NEVER.

    Oh and nearly all of this (78%) was in SHADOW financial assets… or assets that are completely unregulated with the WORST underwriting standards.

    To put this into perspective, imagine if the US Federal Reserve revealed in 2007 that the banking industry had created $56 TRILLION in subprime mortgagesfrom 2003-2007.

    THAT is the equivalent of what China has done.’

    It isn’t looking good, is it?

  45. makati1 on Sat, 12th Jan 2019 12:22 am 

    Antius, don’t bother to cut and paste more US propaganda. I live in Asia. Where do you live?

    Did you read my rebuttal to MOB above? The US is LIES, LIES, LIES. Propaganda 24/7/365. The Western press just parrots the USMSM.

    You are in denial, like MOB. Your lifestyle is collapsing while that of China, and Asia in general, is growing.

    The US real economy is about $10 Trillion, not the posted $19+. You can do anything with numbers, but reality is reality. Open your eyes and look at your own country. Come and visit China and see the truth, not US fiction.

    The US wants to portray China as every bad thing they can think of because it is number one now and not the US. The US will be lucky to get thru another year without going into a great depression. 2020 at the latest. China will be here and moving on after the US goes down. The US has no plans for the future. China plans years and decades in advance. Who is the most likely to survive? Hint: NOT the US.

  46. Antius on Sat, 12th Jan 2019 1:00 am 

    Oh dear. You clearly have a very high emotional investment in the idea that China is going to be some kind of universal saviour to people in Asia. The evidence is overwhelmingly against that idea, from just about every angle. But if you refuse to believe anything to the contrary then nothing will convince you otherwise.

    The next few years will be a disappointment to everyone with a vested political interest. The great financial unravelling is about to begin. I get the feeling that you aren’t going to like the outcome.

  47. makati1 on Sat, 12th Jan 2019 1:13 am 

    Antius, I have a close watch on three places:

    The US … going down and a police state. I don’t think you are going to like the outcome.

    The Philippines … growing and still free. I live a great life here with my friends and neighbors. I owe nothing. I pay zero taxes. I like the people I deal with. It is never cold. What’s not to like?

    China … my big neighbor that is also still growing and will continue to for the foreseeable future. I watch it closer than you can because I visit it frequently. Do you?

    How can you convince me that what I observe personally is wrong and what you claim I see is correct? You are the blind one. Blinded by all the negatives put out by those who have something to lose when China pulls ahead of the US, including the US government and the financial advisors that post most of the negative articles about China. ALWAYS look at who signs the paycheck for the spin.

    I guess we will have to wait and see who is correct. I hope you do not live in Police State America. I moved out over 10 years ago and it was the best decision of my 75 years.

  48. Antius on Sat, 12th Jan 2019 2:17 am 

    Fair enough. I have never been to China, so I do lack the experience of seeing things from the ground. The next five years will either prove your opinion right or repudiate it.

    On the other side of things, I do not doubt that the US is a declining power, with increasingly authoritarian tendencies. The problems it now faces appear to be inescapable; A mongrelised population; an embedded infrastructure that cannot work without large amounts of cheap liquid energy; and a political system that seems to feed on breaking society down. If something cannot continue, then it won’t. Britain is in much the same boat and I have never wasted much time trying to deny it.

  49. Theedrich on Sat, 12th Jan 2019 2:32 am 

    The core issue is psychic: White genosuicidism. MOB’s mindless drivel is irrelevant.  The twisted idea that America had some kind of Jeezus-promoted “responsibility” to “democratize” (i.e., subject) the rest of the world has contributed greatly to its current terminal illness.  Yankee race-mixing and “saving the world” are coming to their end.  Christianity — both Catholic and anti-Catholic-Protestant — has largely dissolved, replaced by fake do-goodism and the fantasy that “science” and materialism can preserve the “indispensable nation” forever.  Meanwhile, declining White birthrates, opioid addiction, political correctness, Yid TV propaganda, rejection of our Western heritage, and many other signs of moral and cultural decay presage the end of the West — Spengler’s Untergang des Abendlandes.

    Meanwhile China, despite its very problematic economy, is determined to live and to thrive.  It therefore engages in Realpolitik — an amoral struggle based on the way things in fact are, not on Cretin-inspired wishdreams.  Close behind is the leadership of Russia, which has had enough of American-driven color revolutions, proxy wars and other subversion.  As Washington implodes, the resulting vacuum will be filled by nations with the steel will to survive.

  50. makati1 on Sat, 12th Jan 2019 2:45 am 

    Well said, Theedrich.

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