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Kunstler: #Take the Knee

Public Policy

There’s a lot to complain about in this deranged republic — if it even still is one — but the burdens of being a multimillionaire football player would not be at the top of my list. Personally, I find it a little peculiar that we have to play the national anthem before any sporting event. All it really shows is how insecure we are as a nation that we have to display our love of country in this obsessive manner. Same with congressmen and their stupid flag lapel pins, or the flag in front of Denny’s chain restaurants. Are eaters of the “lumberjack slam” so disoriented when they leave the place that they need to be reminded what country they’re in? “Oh, look hon, were in the USA after all….”

What burns my ass is seeing baseball players in camo uniforms, as if they were an extension of the US military. What’s up with that? Is San Diego suddenly a theater of war? And why do US soldiers need to wear camo uniforms when shopping for eyeglasses? There used to be a distinction between battle dress and what you wore the rest of the time, even during a world war. And why on earth is it necessary to fly Air Force fighter jets over the stadium before the Super Bowl? Who authorizes the spend for that? Who are we trying to scare?

Of course, this new gale of ill-feeling stirred up by our intemperate president, the Golden Golem of Greatness, is driven by the oceanic currents of racial animus that are drowning the country more ruinously than the recent spate of hurricanes. The #Take the Knee campaign was already there, and getting hotter, even before Mr. Trump chimed in. At least he didn’t issue the usual sort of vapid nostrum about “diversity” and all of us getting along. In his blunt, blundering way, he may force the nation to clarify exactly what the beef is.

Surely it’s not about the woes of professional athletes. They are representing the grievances of a different realm in black America, perhaps the places they came from, the city ghettos or the rural backwaters of Dixieland, or maybe even boring black suburbs like Prince George County, Maryland. And the lingering question, to be equally blunt, is: how much is non-black America keeping black America down?

I say non-black because there are plenty of other ethnic groups in the mix besides the dwindling majority of “white folks.” I daresay there is as much, perhaps more real animus between Asian-Americans and black Americans than between white and black. But Asian-Americans did not enslave black Africans, so they’re off-the-hook for that original sin.

Mostly what Asian newcomers do is demonstrate that it’s possible to succeed economically and educationally in this country even if you start out with a culture and language completely alien to American ways. This is especially noticeable in places of exacting achievement like Silicon Valley. If anything, Asians complain that they do so well in school that the universities have to tamp down their admission numbers to give other ethnic groups a chance.

There seems to be so much psychological displacement in the feelings between black and white America that it is next to impossible to sort out what to do next. White Dem-Progs (formerly “liberals”) appear to be so consumed with anxious consternation over the outcome of the long civil rights struggle that they are ready to commit a sort of hara-kiri to atone for their unforgivable cis-whiteness. To some extent, they have attempted to compensate by campaigning for an ever-growing list of other “marginalized” groups in the hopes of showing some positive results for social change — it’s just easier to get significant numbers of homosexuals into the corporate executive suites than to get blacks in there — but the Dem-Progs are still left with the grinding reality of a large, dysfunctional black underclass. They certainly can’t admit that their own contrived “remedies,” such as subsidizing out-of-wedlock births, has anything to do with it, or the devastating effect of “Multiculturalism” on some sort of unifying common culture based on values that everybody can agree on.

Similarly, black America displaces their oppositionality to whatever remains of a national common culture into the memes of “systemic racism and injustice.” It has evolved insidiously in their own culture since the 1960s, probably (I believe) as a reaction to the anxiety provoked by the civil rights legislation of 1964-65. It’s really about behavior, especially in school. Are you interested in speaking English? Believe me, that would help a lot in this society. Consider this: Ella Fitzgerald was not singing black or white back in the day. She was just singing.


185 Comments on "Kunstler: #Take the Knee"

  1. makati1 on Thu, 28th Sep 2017 11:02 pm 

    GregT, I pity someone with a problem not of his own making. I do mot pity someone who can overcome his problems or refuses to see them. I do pity his family.

  2. GregT on Fri, 29th Sep 2017 12:32 am 

    “I do pity his family.”

    It’s near to impossible to tell for sure who you’re conversing with on the internet, but judging from Davy’s little tirades, I’m more inclined to believe that he is in reality, an adolescent. If you take his story at face value? Making ones young twin sons sleep in a barn, isn’t exactly what I would consider to be a responsible parent.

    The private jet, the retreat in the Bahamas, dropping out of the family multi-million dollar business, the Italian wife happily living in a 400 sq ft cabin with a homophobic, bitch slapping, proud American redneck? Sorry, I don’t buy it. I’m betting that his stories are every bit as delusional as his accusations. No basis in reality what so ever. If the guy truly is in his 50s, my bet is that he’s locked up somewhere in an asylum. If not, he should be.

  3. makati1 on Fri, 29th Sep 2017 1:14 am 

    Greg, I too have wondered about his story on occasion. The pieces don’t seem to be consistent. As you say, anyone can claim to be anything on the internet as it is difficult to prove one way or another. I have questioned it on several occasions in my rebuttals to his rants. He never replies.

    He seems to be on here at unusual times for a family man who runs a farm. Like in the middle of the night in Missouri. He also seems to have little real knowledge of the rest of the world for a supposed 1%er who travels. I had an Italian aunt who was a real bitch. She ran the house and my uncle. I cannot imagine an Italian putting up with someone like Davy for long. LOL

  4. Davy on Fri, 29th Sep 2017 2:08 am 

    “Starve? I don’t think so. LOL”

    100Mil people on a small Island the size of Arizona. The p’s has a GDP similar to my state of Missouri. The p’s is in the cross hairs of what soon will be much worse Typhoons not to mention the usual volcanism, floods, and earthquakes. The environment and watersheds are in localized decline and failure. Fisheries are dying. Luzon where you fantasy farm is, has a particular problem. You have 53MIL in an even smaller space:
    Population is still exploding and soon the ability of populations to emigrate will be less. The world is filling up.

    I think you are in one of the worst places in the world to be bragging about a refuge. If you were down in New Zealand I would agree with you. I myself have climate change and NUK war to worry about but I don’t have the crushing overpopulation you have.

  5. Davy on Fri, 29th Sep 2017 2:28 am 

    Grehg, love it, you are back to attacking the family. That is when I know I have taken you to your lowest place. I get you down to your true character of filth. My kids are doing great. I purchased a house in Herman, MO for them and their mom. Nice town and nice house. They love the RV in the barn right next to my cabin. It is a treat for them every other weekend. The farm is idyllic place for 10 year olds. The RV is not bad and it is where the family stays when they come down.

    Yea, I did leave the rich family for personal spiritual reason. I am living a modest life in permaculture goat and cattle farming. I did not fit in with a conservative wealthy family but we are on good relations. I spent 25 years in that life and made some money that allowed me to get out. Not what I could have now by a long shot but a good much more simple life. Yes, I do fly on a private jet occasionally because they are my family and I am not going to dump them because they are rich. My dad is too frail to go to the Bahama so I guess I won’t go there anymore. I don’t want to go anywhere other than the farm. I love it here and I believe in localism. I practice relative sacrifice so I have told my family and my wife I am jet traveling much less. I am against air travel because of climate change. I am not a hypocrite like you grehg who attacks others than flies to Hawaii. I hate flying anywhere but do sacrifices for my family. I have not been to Italy in 3 years. I may go next year because my wife’s mother is getting up in age.

    I am not homophobic just playing with you because you are so emotional. M-kat has a boyfriend so he should admit his leanings. He is always criticizing me. Tearing into me and my family. Let’s see what he is made of. I imagine you swing both ways too from your attachment to mkat. I am telling m-kat to quit lying about himself. I only bitch slap an arrogant extremist anti-American from the Butthole of the Continent (BC) and his sidekick the old man in the P’s. I am eclectic unlike you grehg who is a boring west coast Canadian asshole who entire identity is based on anti-Americanism. You talk about little else. I am part redneck. You have to fit in with the locals.

    You don’t have to buy anything about me. Who cares grehg. I am here to discredit you and your agenda. You and makat are the reason this board is extreme and anti-American. I am doing my part to reduce the slimy stalking pricking you do. You are a disgusting person that attacks Americans and I am doing my part for the country I love to diminish your poor behavior. There is nothing wrong with American critical discussion but not the extremist ones you engage in. I want to change my country not destroy it like you and m-kat preach through your Deagel dot come solution to the American problem.

  6. makati1 on Fri, 29th Sep 2017 2:42 am 

    No Davy, you do NOT think. You assume. Totally different. Since you have ZERO experience in Asia, and especially in the Philippines, you are speaking out of your ass, as usual. Denial of reality is typical of Americans living in the Police State gulag. Your position is much more precarious than mine by multiples of magnitude.

  7. Davy on Fri, 29th Sep 2017 2:48 am 

    I tell things how they are makt. You are the one that tells people they will never know the true mkat. I believe your story for the most part because you are a grotesque braggart. All we ever hear is how great you are, how much you know, and how much you have done. This is on and on ad nauseam. Usually people like that tell you their whole story because they are grandiose about themselves. I mean you think you are hot shit. I hate people like you that talk up themselves and talk down others.

    Mkat, who cares when I am here on the board. It works well to hound your sorry ass. I sleep funny hours. The nice thing about farming I make my own hours. I can cat nap during the day if needed. It is a wonderful life. I love getting up in the middle of the night and going outside to see the stars. At night everyone is sleeping. It is kind of nice to have the quiet night to myself. I have considerably more knowledge than you do of the world and yes for years I traveled the world for business and pleasure. I have lived and worked in Europe. I quit doing that once I saw what globalism was doing to the world. I got out of that life when I became a doomer and a prepper. You on the other hand have been to the P’s Thailand, and Hong Kong and act like you are the great world traveler (airports don’t count). My Italian wife loves it here. She is not big on the rednecks but has learned to deal with them. She loves the freedom of the farm and the US. She will be a duel citizen this year. She is very Italian and is always complaining on how hard it is to do anything in Italy. She loves how easy it is to do things here.

    Thanks guys for trying to cut me down. I got to tell others my story. I am a modest guy so normally I wouldn’t come on here and talk about myself. I don’t like bragging like you guys do. Both of you are the worst on the board for talking yourselves up. Grehg is probably the wealthiest on the board complaining about how bad it is in the 3rd world. What a joke. You makt are a disgusting old man who cuts down about everyone but yourself. You must have deeper personality issues. Thanks again for giving me the opportunity to tell others more about me. LOL

  8. Davy on Fri, 29th Sep 2017 2:58 am 

    LOL, number don’t lie mkat. Did I hit a cord that maybe you are screwed. LMFAO. You are no better shape than you would have been in Pennsylvania minus a big family. They were probably glad the old braggart left. I can’t believe you talk so openly about their destruction. I mean ok, you hate the US but what about them? Do you not give a shit about your big family? Death and destruction emotionally preached here daily and you have your whole family in the US. That is low, makat. Why did you quit your family? Was it for a boyfriend? I have never been to the P’s or Asia. I have had the opportunities in the past but anymore I do not want to travel. It is a climate thingy. Too many people there in Asia. I don’t like overpopulation. You on the other hand brag about shopping trips to Hong Kong. LOL. Why not spend any time you have at the fantasy farm? You talk about how great the place is. You could easily move there. Maybe it is a fantasy or maybe you are too old. The rigors of farm life are probably more than an old man can take. Either way you are always here on the board so I know you are never there. What a fraud you are makt.

  9. Cloggie on Fri, 29th Sep 2017 3:39 am 

    Why United States Is the Fourth Reich

    Wow, all of sudden TalmudTurk is referring to a…

    Moscow-based anti-Zionist think tank and web publishing organisation.

    Don’t do this to your self ape. You must be really desperate and have given up on the US completely as a spring board towards Global Zion.

    I feel sorry for you. But hey, cheer up buddy, you can have Upstate New York from the bankrupt estate. And with 10,000 wide body aircraft we in Europe can transfer 6 million Jewish Israelis (where did I hear that number before?) to Upstate New York in a matter of 48 hours, free of charge.

    NY State: 141k km2, 18 million (NYC 11 m)
    Israel: 20k km2, 6.4 m

    Look at it this way… you will be relieved of the burden of being “the Chosen People, Destined to Inherit the Earth”. Your shoulders are too narrow for that anyway. The fact that you could dominate your Americans between 1900-2016 and even sick them against Europe in the forties, doesn’t qualify you to own the world. By opening the US borders for third world immigration since 1965 (which was entirely your work…

    (white America signing its own death warrant in 1965)

    …you set up America for destruction and en passant the destruction of your own power busy, dummy.

  10. Cloggie on Fri, 29th Sep 2017 3:41 am 

    power base

  11. makati1 on Fri, 29th Sep 2017 4:17 am 

    Davy, numbers CAN lie. US GDP or US inflation or US unemployment or US oil reserves or… ALL lies.

    You can never get it through your thick head that you are nothing more than a clown who thinks he knows everything. Laughable if it wasn’t so pathetic. Entertainment. Not education.

    I know my situation and is is much better than yours in so many ways. But your phobias and need to dominate will never allow you to admit it. So, keep living in Davy Land with your delusions about everyone else. That 2×4 of reality is gonna really hurt.

  12. Davy on Fri, 29th Sep 2017 5:16 am 

    US GDP, inflation, and unemployment are not a lies m-kat. I lie is completely false. These number are not completely accurate much like the rest of the world. OOPS, that is how I clean up m-kat extremism into normal balanced thought. IMA, US numbers are more accurate than Asian numbers particularly China’s numbers. Anyone with half a mind except Asiaphiles emotional extremist like you and grehg, know Chinese numbers are for political consumption. They are off by a wide margin.

    I don’t know everything. But I do know you are a fraud and an extremist that peddles lies. I will continue my effort to contain your crimes against the truth. IMA, lie against me and my people. Your situation is horrible mkat. You are all alone on an overpopulated Island stuck in a high rise apartment you rarely leave. You are always on the board so that tells me you rarely go out into your overpopulated mass of people called Manila. I am all day working on the farm and lucky for you I have an IPhone so on my breaks I contain and smear your lies. It is a wonderful thing. 2×4 reality m-kat is going to hurt us all including you.

  13. Davy on Fri, 29th Sep 2017 6:04 am 

    M-kat, are you ready for this?
    “This Sinister Virus Could Cause the World’s Next Flu Pandemic”

    “H7N9 avian influenza is emerging as the virus most likely to cause the next flu pandemic. The good news: It’s not so adept at spreading from human to human. The bad news: It’s potent, it’s better adapted to our respiratory tracts than the more widely known H5N1 virus and it’s increasingly prevalent in people. Known to be circulating only within China, H7N9 has been mutating in sinister ways this past year, putting scientists on alert as the cold weather approaches and the strain enters its sixth winter.”

    “On paper, horrific. Of 1,562 laboratory-confirmed cases, 569, or 36 percent, have been fatal. That compares with HN51’s 453 deaths globally since 2003. But some researchers think those reported H7N9 cases represent just a tiny — albeit much sicker — subset of the infected population. A 2014 study in Guangzhou estimated the number of cases there to be 64,000, with 3.6 deaths for every 10,000 people infected. That would make H7N9 far less severe than the reported cases suggest, though far more widespread.”

    “H7N9 mutated to become deadly for chickens. It morphed to evade vaccines. It caused almost as many infections in people as in the previous four years combined. And its geographic spread widened, with infections in humans and poultry reported in most areas of China, including provinces bordering Vietnam and Laos. That raises the chances of the virus spreading to other countries….The current risk to public health is deemed to be low. While some people may have caught H7N9 from an infected person, contact with poultry or live-bird markets is responsible in most cases. There is no evidence yet of sustained human-to-human transmission. As well as in mainland China, infections have been detected in Hong Kong, Macau and among travelers who had been in the mainland. At least 29 cases were people who went on to Malaysia, Canada, Hong Kong, Macau or Taiwan. The virus could also potentially spread beyond China’s borders through the trade in poultry or via migratory birds.”

  14. GregT on Fri, 29th Sep 2017 6:48 am 

    “M-cat, are you ready for this?”

    Bloomborg has as much credibility as you do Davy.

  15. Davy on Fri, 29th Sep 2017 6:54 am 

    “Bloomborg has as much credibility as you do Davy.”

    It is a shame first you are a financial illiterate or you would not be such an extremist. Secondly Bloomberg has some of the best MSM financial news. Use your little mind grehg to wade through the hype and propaganda to get to the real information. In this particular article where is the propaganda dumbass. It is a legitimate discussion of a virus. What a dumbass who is afraid to read something because of the source.

  16. makati1 on Fri, 29th Sep 2017 7:01 am 

    Use your little mind to wade through the hype and propaganda to get to the real information. Sucking up that US MSM propaganda by the barrel, Davy. LOL

  17. GregT on Fri, 29th Sep 2017 7:11 am 

    “Secondly Bloomberg has some of the best MSM financial news.”

    We used to listen to Bloomborg ‘financial news’ every morning Davy. Pure spin, and unadulterated bullshit. Always good for a chuckle.

  18. Davy on Fri, 29th Sep 2017 7:34 am 

    I don’t listen to news grehg I read it and I skip thought the junk. This is similiar to what I do with your comments. M-kat is the worst. You are marginally less extreme with your emotional anti-American agenda.

  19. Davy on Fri, 29th Sep 2017 7:37 am 

    M-kat, so are you saying there is no virus? I think you are sceeerd. Lol. Maybe you might not live to 100 like you constantly tell us. You are the most vulnerable.

  20. GregT on Fri, 29th Sep 2017 10:57 am 

    You’re making less sense with every passing day Davy.
    Your emotions are clouding your ability to think rationally.

  21. Davy on Fri, 29th Sep 2017 11:03 am 

    the slimy stalking anti-American prick has shows his ugly snoot. grehg, just with you. Anything to upset and confuse you and your boyfriend is happiness. LMFAO. go walk the dog

  22. GregT on Fri, 29th Sep 2017 11:39 am 

    I’m not anti-American Davy, I’m happily married to a wonderful woman, and I don’t normally walk the dog until after breakfast.

    More emotionally charged delusions on your part.

  23. Davy on Fri, 29th Sep 2017 11:50 am 

    You are a slimy stalking anti-American prick from the west coast of Canada where the worst of anti-Americanism dwells. LOL

    Grehg, every time you say you are not anti-American you scream it out louder and louder. Get help man. You don’t have to be so angry inside. Hating an entire population is sick. Wanting a Deagel dot com solution to what you consider is an American problem is off the scale sicko.

  24. GregT on Fri, 29th Sep 2017 11:58 am 

    Paranoid delusions. Bordering on insanity.

  25. Apneaman on Fri, 29th Sep 2017 11:58 am 

    Davy, there are literally dozens of groups within America, comprised exclusively of Americans, whose sole purpose is to break up America. Secessionists. Y’all even fought a 4 year civil war (1861 to 1865) with something like 600,000 dead because of these same type of secessionist people and much destruction & pain. Now there are multiple groups who want to succeed again and risk more war and break up your beloved country. Doesn’t it stand to reason that these folks are the most anti American people on the planet? They are actively working to break up your country, yet you never even mention them and waste tons of energy bitching to anonymous posters who could be anyone just fucking around for fun. Are you not aware of the real threats by these real Americans or just too scared? These are real Americans using their real names and you let them go about their business of undermining your country because you are to busy yelling at anonymous commenters who could be anyone. I could be a bot for all you know. An anti America bot with my code written by an American programmer who wishes his region/state to succeed from the rest of the shithole.

    You’re a true patriot Davy and show your patriotism well. As defined by a great American.

    PATRIOT, n. One to whom the interests of a part seem superior to those of the whole. The dupe of statesmen and the tool of conquerors.

    PATRIOTISM, n. Combustible rubbish ready to the torch of any one ambitious to illuminate his name.

    In Dr. Johnson’s famous dictionary patriotism is defined as the last resort of a scoundrel. With all due respect to an enlightened but inferior lexicographer I beg to submit that it is the first.

    Ambrose Bierce – The Devils Dictionary

  26. onlooker on Fri, 29th Sep 2017 12:25 pm 

    I can tell you who the real anti-Americans are. They hide from public view, they hold no allegiance to anyone but their insatiable lust for money and power. They bestride the world and probably have laughed over the decades at the silly in feuding of the Americans. They create Wars for profit. They hide facts and instead transmit false info, so they can hide their mischief, power grabs and terrorizing around the world for the ultimate purpose of having created this Monstruous Globalized World Civilization that is literally consuming the Earth and setting the stage for MASS die of humans and other creaturs. Yea, I think that is who we should be fucking pissed off at.

  27. GregT on Fri, 29th Sep 2017 12:33 pm 

    It’s more comforting to point fingers at others, than it is to look in the mirror. The Davys of America only have themselves to blame for the degradation of their society. True patriots stand up against corruption (or kneel), they don’t blindly stand behind it and wave flags.

  28. onlooker on Fri, 29th Sep 2017 12:42 pm 

    Well said Greg. Davy sometimes I wonder what and whom you are truly defending. Okay, I get that Makati is pretty obsessed with the US but the actions of the US have been imperialistic and that is why around the globe people are against the US now. The US was founded on worthwhile principles but now its actions are diametrically in opposition to these principles. I support the principles not these deplorable actions.

  29. Davy on Fri, 29th Sep 2017 1:08 pm 

    I find it hilarious how concerned west coast Canadians are about the US and the need for Americans to look in the mirror when they need to look in the mirror at their own extremism. Grehg and Ape are flaming anti-Americans with almost every comment in some way anti-American. They have the bold face to tell me to look in the mirror. I am on an anti-American site that is a majority anti-American populated. The articles are 75% anti-American. At least 50% of the Americans are anti-American Americans. So go fuck yourselves west coast Canadians. Onlooker you are in the sack with grehg, ape, and m-kat so your opinion while a little more balanced means little. You guys are extremist and have been for years now. I am grateful I have got through to your dumbasses today. I even got stupid ape to comment. You have been ignoring me lately, bitch. This means I am showing results. Canadians that are like you guys are disgusting neighbors and there are plenty of you. We need to thicken the border because the real hate of Americans is north of us. Yea, ape, plenty of home grown hate of all kinds here. No shit, you are so well researched on everything anti-American. That first wife must have been a doosie because it is amazing how deep your hate is. Go preach some more of your cancer suicide solutions to the flock. Fuck Canada to hell and back. LMFAO, you guys want respect but what you deserve is a turd in your mouth, limp dicks. Laughing again because this is fun. OH, ape, grehg, m-kat, go ahead and dump your anti-American hate (laughing again) so what you are going to anyway. Last laugh…this is fun!

  30. GregT on Fri, 29th Sep 2017 2:13 pm 

    If it’s so fun Davy, why the need for the emotional outbreaks, name calling, expletives, and delusional childish rhetoric? Get a grip on yourself man.

    And Davy, which half of Americans do you consider to be anti-American? Republicans, Democrats, some other group? You do understand the old adage; “United we stand, divided we fall”, do you not? Also Davy, honestly, in your mind’s eye, how do propose that people living outside of the human imaginary lines drawn in the sand called the USA, have any control or bearing on the direction that the U.S. has taken? A sincere question. Please try to keep your anger in check before answering.

  31. GregT on Fri, 29th Sep 2017 2:18 pm 

    “We need to thicken the border because the real hate of Americans is north of us.”

    You do realize, that there are American border guards, with guns, in Canadian international airports.

  32. Davy on Fri, 29th Sep 2017 2:32 pm 

    whine, explain than complain. In my book that is what I call a bitch. Are you a bitch grehg? LMFAO

  33. GregT on Fri, 29th Sep 2017 2:36 pm 

    Answer the question Davy.

  34. makati1 on Fri, 29th Sep 2017 6:27 pm 

    Greg, he cannot. His emotions always override reason. The more I learn about history, the more I see the destruction caused by my country. It reached the hockey stick in 2001 and has accelerated its need to conquer the world before it disintegrates. A lost causethat will cost many ives before it is over. American lives.

    Yes, I point out its failures and its problems. It is about time someone did. I blame those who will not rise up and end it, like Davy. I am happy to say that I no longer support it it in any way. I weaken it by taking my small SS dollars out of its system and transferring that resource to Pesos. I have added over P7 million to the Ps GDP since my move here.

    The sooner the US goes down, the sooner that peace has a chance. Terrorism could not exist without US support. Most of the world’s problems would not exist if the US stopped meddling. So be it.

  35. Davy on Fri, 29th Sep 2017 6:42 pm 

    Mad-kat1, what a loser. If you are going to say something make sense. You are a blubbering old man that needs to be in a nursing home.

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