05.30.23- What Goes On Today In Public Schools Is Not Stupidity – It Was Planned That Way By The Messiahs Of “Education
Al Benson Jr. 

Recently I read an article by Pastor Roger Anghis, wherein he commented about much of the educational fertilizer being spread abroad in public schools, and he was correct There was only one place I disagreed with him. He noted that “We are seeing stupidity reign in our seats of power. Things that you would never even think about fifty years ago are gong mainstream now.” I maintain that this is not a result of stupidity. Read More

05.29.23- Trial by Ordeal
James Howard Kunstler

“Let’s put you in the dunking chair and we’ll figure out what nature says about your status in the next world, and then we’ll make a decision about what to do with your still-living body.” — Matt Taibbi

I’m sure you’re asking yourself: what’s up with the company CEOs like Anheuser-Busch’s Brendan Whitworth, Target’s Brian Cornell, and North Face’s Todd Spaletto? Did they green-light the disastrous Pride Month marketing campaigns based on transgender activism that are suddenly wrecking their businesses? Or do these things just happen down the chain-of-command while the top dogs are otherwise occupied, knocking golf balls around or reviewing their stock options’ strike prices?  Read More

05.27.23- Two Decades That Boosted
the US Middle Class

Sam Pizzigati

Amazing things can happen when societies realize they don’t need the awesomely affluent.

What sort of amazing things? Take what happened in the United States between 1940 and 1960, as economists William Collins and Gregory Niemesh do in a just-published research paper on America’s mid-century home ownership boom.

Over a mere 20-year span, the United States essentially birthed a “new middle class.” The share of U.S. households owning their own homes, Collins and Niemesh note, jumped an “unprecedented” 20 percentage points. Read More

05.26.23- Poll: 63% Believe Trump-Russia Smear Was ‘Hit Job,’ Majority Want Involved FBI Officials Prosecuted
Jordan Dixon-Hamilton

Two-thirds of voters believe former President Donald Trump was the target of a political “hit job” over allegations that his campaign colluded with Russia, and a majority want the FBI officials involved “criminally prosecuted,” according to a Rasmussen poll released after Special Counsel John Durham released his report on the origins of Russiagate. Read More

05.25.23- DEI Must DIE
 Jim Rickards

After taking in hundreds of millions of dollars of corporate contributions, paying millions in bonuses and buying million-dollar mansions for founders, BLM (Bolshevik Lives Matter) ran a $9 million deficit.

Cowardly CEOs eager to appease the woke mob fall for these scams every time. Could we soon be witnessing the demise of the “DEI” movement? Read More

05.24.23- “Big Coin” — or Big Con?
Brian Maher

“Some ideas are so stupid that only intellectuals believe them” — as once noted Mr. George Orwell.

We believe there is vast justice in these words.

Perhaps we flatter Dr. Paul Krugman by labeling him an intellectual — as well label the sitting president an intellectual — or the prior president an intellectual.

Yet the shoe fits his foot with an infinite precision. And so he must wear it. Read More

05.23.23- Is Collectivism Inevitable?
Jeff Thomas

The quote above may cause the reader to nod his head, as throughout much of the world today, we are witnessing a distinct lack of choice in “democratic” elections – a “damned if you do; damned if you don’t” choice of equally incapable and even dangerous candidates.

However, the quote is from 1841 and was made by New York Assemblyman Read More

05.22.23- The Club Of Rome: How Climate Hysteria Is Being Used To Create Global Governance
Brandon Smith

In the early 1970s the US and much of the western world was shifting into a stagflationary economic crisis. Nixon removed the dollar completely from the gold standard in 1971 with the aid of the Federal Reserve (or perhaps under the direction of the Fed) which ultimately escalated inflation pressures. Europe’s post war boom came to an abrupt end, while prices on goods (and oil/gasoline) in the US skyrocketed up until 1981-1982, when the Federal Reserve jacked interest rates up to around 20% and created a deliberate recessionary crash. Read More

05.20.23- You Are Not Alone, Anger Is Building Across The World!
Bruce Wilds

You are not alone if you are tired of watching your government grow increasingly oppressive and corrupt. Many people across the world share your pain. People continue to voice their anger and discontent, however, this is something the media often chooses not to report for it is owned by those same forces which are attempting to enslave us. Those on the left referred to the right as fascist or Nazi while those on the right refer to the left as communist.  Read More

05.19.23- Southwest Border Apprehensions, Encounters Surge in April
Andrew R. Arthur

Policies have consequences

CBP has released its statistics on Border Patrol apprehensions and CBP overall encounters at the Southwest border for the month of April and, not surprisingly, both surged last month even while Title 42 expulsions dropped. That does not bode well for the administration with Title 42 having some ended on May 11 just as “travel season” at the U.S.-Mexico line gears up. Expect some drop-off in apprehensions when the May numbers come out next month as illegal migrants — and more importantly their smugglers — are still trying to figure out all the loopholes in Biden’s latest border regime. Read More

05.18.23- Currency Debasement
and Cultural Degradation

Doug Casey

International Man:  How instrumental do you think the debasement of their currency was to the eventual fall of the Roman Empire? How did it affect their culture?

Doug Casey: In ancient pre-industrial societies—just like today—you became wealthy by producing more than you consume and saving the difference. Read More

05.17.23- Its Over Folks
Karl Denninger

America, that is.

There is one last chance to save it: The FBI and DOJ must be disbanded, everyone working for it fired with no pensions, no benefits, no nothing, and if we need the functions of either agency and/or DHS they must be reconstituted with hard criminal penalties for anything that even smells like this in the future.

If not, well, we're done. Read More

05.16.23- The Dumbing Down of America
Johnny Silver Bear

The Capacity for Critcal Thought

I was listening to a Carl Sagan interview on NPR this weekend that was taped shortly before his death in 1996. During the interview, he brought up the subject of critical thought. This is a subject that I have touched on many times over the years. I am usually pointing out the apparent pandemic lack of the capacity for critical thought that is the result of the intentional repression of knowledge. Read More

05.15.23- There Is a Man Running for President Whose Father and Uncle Were Murdered
By The CIA

Joseph Sansone

Robert Kennedy Jr.’s presidential campaign has sparked quite a bit of interest and excitement. Shockingly at first glance, RFK Jr. has openly stated that his uncle John F. Kennedy (former president) was assassinated by the CIA and has inferred CIA involvement in his father’s death. Robert F. Kennedy was the U.S. District attorney, then a U.S. Senator, and was assassinated the night he won the California Democratic primary for president in 1968. Read More

05.13.23- Don’t Tread on Me!
Jeffrey Tucker

Two years ago, major American cities were segregated by vaccine status. Mask mandates delineated safe and unsafe. Signs told us to be separate from each other. We couldn’t even encounter each other during shopping thanks to one-way grocery aisles.

We were not allowed to visit families or even attend funerals. Weddings were out of the question. There were even travel restrictions. Read More

05.12.23- Drugged-Up and Ready to Kill
Mike Whitney

Is there a link between Psychiatric Meds and Mass Shootings?

“Psychiatric treatment and psychiatric drugs are the common denominator of the growing number of shootings and other acts of violence, which are soaring right along with the soaring prescribing of psych drugs.” Killers on Psych Drugs Read More

05.11.23- The Border Crisis Looms – What About Mexico’s Political Past?
Al Benson Jr.

The resolution that has kept our Southern border from being completely inundated with illegal aliens is about to expire. And the illegals will swarm across our border like a swarm of locusts and the Biden regime, for all its big talk about the border not being open, along with all the other lies they have told, will look the other way and do nothing about it, all the while continuing to tell us they have the situation under control. Anyone believing them has to believe in the tooth fairy as well. Read More

05.10.23- There are no honorable
"rank and file", that is a myth.


1.) When I was in DC, doing deep research on the issues around spygate and trying to understand the depth of corruption within the legislative and judicial branches, I ran into a guy...

2.) DC was locked down at the time (May/June 2020), so there were very few people around. However, this guy's credentials within the DC system were impeccable. Read More

05.09.23- Crime and Consequence in America – A Creative Depopulation Methodology
Helena Glass

The cost to incarcerate one person has risen from roughly $19,000 per year in 2000 to over half a million on Riker’s Island.   In 2021 NYC spent $556,539 per each inmate – having doubled the cost from 2015.   Housing 10,000 inmates, Riker’s annual cost is $5.565 BILLION. The cost to keep someone in solitary vs with the general prison population is roughly 20% MORE.   Could these figures be the real reason cities are allowing crime?   They don’t want to ante up for the Cost?   Or maybe they don’t have personnel?   It is high time we re-introduce slave labor for prisoners. Read More

05.08.23- The War on Poverty
Impoverishes the Poor

Jacob G. Hornberger

Among the worst things that has ever happened to the poor is the federal government’s war on poverty. As a socialist program, it actually impoverishes the poor rather than improving their overall economic condition. That’s because it destroys or impedes the forces that raise the standard of living of everyone in society, especially the poor.

Let’s begin with an imaginary nation, one in which people decide to repeal all taxes on income, prohibit the government from helping people, establish sound money, end all restrictions on trade, and dismantle their enormous military establishment, leaving only a small military force in existence. Everyone is now free to accumulate unlimited amounts of wealth.  Read More

05.06.23- Weekend Rant: Was the Tucker
"Take Down" a Deep-State Hit?

Mike Whitney

“When honest people say what’s true … they become powerful…. That’s the iron-law of the universe, the truth prevails.” Tucker Carlson

Can we stop pretending that Tucker Carlson was fired because of the Dominion lawsuit? That’s a bunch of baloney. Carlson was fired because he used his prime-time platform to expose the crimes and illicit goings-on of the most powerful men, corporations and agencies in the world. Read More

05.05.23- How Corrupt Is Our Current Situation? It’s Worse Than Most Can Fathom…

The football spiking by AG Merrick Garland today deserves some context, and I am going to take you through a story that will highlight just how bad the situation really is.

Everything that preceded the 2020 federal election was a complex system of control by a network of ideologues, federal agencies, allies in the private sector, financial stakeholders and corrupt interests all working toward a common goal.  There’s no need to go through the background of how the election was manipulated and how the government and private sector worked to influence the 2020 outcome because you have all seen it. Read More

05.04.23- Debt Ceiling Farce and Why the US Should Declare Bankruptcy
Doug Casey

International Man: The US federal government has raised the so-called debt ceiling 104 times since 1944.

Shouldn’t they call it a debt target instead of a debt ceiling?

Is this whole thing a farce?

Doug Casey: The situation is completely and irredeemably out of control. It’s a farce. Quite laughable, except for the fact it’s so deadly serious. Read More

05.03.23- The US Banking System Is Sound?
Michael Maharrey

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen keeps insisting that the banking system is “sound.”Is it though? Because it doesn’t look particularly sound.

In fact, we just witnessed the second-largest US bank failure ever.

Government regulators seized control of First Republic Bank on May 1 and sold the majority of the bank’s operations to JP Morgan Chase. It was the third major bank failure this year and the biggest bank to collapse since the 2008 financial crisis. It was the second-largest bank by assets to fail in US history. Read More

05.02.23- Sound Money Legislation Rapidly Gaining Traction in Many US States
Ronan Manly

As the US Federal Government and Federal Reserve head ever more into the abyss of destroying the value of the US dollar, continually breaching debt ceilings, creating asset bubbles, and intervening in and manipulating financial markets, there is an accelerating counter force emerging in the US that is the antithesis of this Federal Government and Federal Reserve madness. Read More

05.01.23- How Ayn Rand Predicted
Dylan Mulvaney

John F. Di Leo

Most of her fans – and probably her detractors as well – know Ayn Rand primarily through her four great novels.  She also wrote essays, philosophy books, screenplays, and Broadway dramas… but we remember her for her novels.

We fear that the dystopian world of Anthem will come true someday, but not soon.  We fear that the totalitarian tyranny of We the Living is approaching, any day now. And we know full well that the mindless, vicious, destructive bureaucratic rule of Atlas Shrugged is in some ways upon us already. Read More

04.29.23- The Crime of
"Talking to Tucker Carlson"

Naomi Wolf

The whole world is commenting on and speculating about the abrupt departure of former Fox commentator Tucker Carlson from that network.

Addressing the current moment is not my intent. I have no idea what the “inside story” is on the events related to Fox’s or Carlson’s decisions. Mr Carlson is wisely being deliberative regarding his physical presence and his messaging, and by next week the news cycle will have no doubt shifted in relation to this sudden exile, or self-exile; so there is little point in adding my own theories to the events of the present. Read More

04.28.23- US Government Declaring War on Mexican Drug Cartels
Doug Casey

International Man: There has been a recent push by some US politicians of the neocon variety to use the US military against Mexican drug cartels.

Senator Lindsay Graham has proposed designating them as “terrorist organizations.”

Representative Dan Crenshaw introduced an Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) to target drug cartels inside Mexico.

What’s your take on this? Read More

04.27.23- Budding controversy: 
This woke’s for you!

J.D. Hayworth

It’s not quite like selling water on the desert, but it comes close.

It is America’s affinity for beer.

Long before the advent of today’s “celebrity spokesman,” no less a celebrated and accomplished figure than Benjamin Franklin described the quest to quench his thirst in theological terms. Read More

04.26.23- America’s empire is bankrupt
John Michael Greer

The dollar is finally being dethroned

Let’s start with the basics. Roughly 5% of the human race currently live in the United States of America. That very small fraction of humanity, until quite recently, enjoyed about a third of the world’s energy resources and manufactured products and about a quarter of its raw materials. This didn’t happen because nobody else wanted these things, or because the US manufactured and sold something so enticing that the rest of the world eagerly handed over its wealth in exchange. It happened because, as the dominant nation, the US imposed unbalanced patterns of exchange on the rest of the world, and these funnelled a disproportionate share of the planet’s wealth to itself. Read More

04.25.23- Did Biden Steal The Election?
Ron Paul

Move over Watergate. On or around Oct. 17, 2020, then-senior Biden campaign official Antony Blinken called up former acting CIA director Mike Morell to ask a favor: he needed high-ranking former US intelligence community officials to lie to the American people to save Biden’s lagging campaign from a massive brewing scandal. Read More

04.24.23- Is Everybody Lying?
John Rubino

Not that reasonable people trusted most of them in the first place

It took a while, but some of the biggest “official narrative” scams and cons of the past few years are finally being exposed. High-ranking US officials have apparently been lying about public health, election integrity, and (of course) war. Among the things that have just come to light: Read More

04.22.23- Will We Ever Get Accountability?
Jeffrey Tucker

In all my thinking about the lockdown years, I’ve only had time now to think carefully about this strange distinction between essential and nonessential. What did it mean in practice and where did it come from?

The edict to divide the workforce came from a previously unknown agency called the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency or CISA. The edict came down March 18, 2020, two days following the initial lockdown orders from Washington. Read More

04.21.23- The Wall Was Too High,
As You Can See

Jim Quinn

“The real hopeless victims of mental illness are to be found among those who appear to be most normal. Many of them are normal because they are so well adjusted to our mode of existence, because their human voice has been silenced so early in their lives, that they do not even struggle or suffer or develop symptoms as the neurotic does. They are normal not in what may be called the absolute sense of the word; they are normal only in relation to a profoundly abnormal society. Their perfect adjustment to that abnormal society is a measure of their mental sickness. These millions of abnormally normal people, living without fuss in a society to which, if they were fully human beings, they ought not to be adjusted.”― Aldous Huxley Read More

04.20.23- Rising Crime, Legalized Shoplifting, and Other Disturbing Trends in US Cities
Doug Casey

International Man: In parts of California and other states, shoplifting under $950 has been de-facto decriminalized.

The practical reality is that thieves can now walk into a store and steal whatever they can without fear of police intervening—as long as it’s under $950.

The trend of de-facto legalization of shoplifting is spreading across the country. Read More

04.19.23- Many Older Americans Haven’t Saved Anything for Retirement
Paulina Cachero

More than a quarter of Americans have no money saved for retirement.

A new survey finds 27% of people aged 59 and older have no money set aside for their later years.

That’s according to a new survey from personal finance site Credit Karma, which found older respondents are even less prepared by some measures than their younger counterparts. Nearly one in five people aged 59 and older said they didn’t have a retirement account and 27% of respondents said they haven’t set anything aside for their later years. Read More

04.18.23- Call the Exorcist
James Howard Kunstler

“Remember that all through history, there have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they seem invincible. But in the end, they always fall. Always.” ? Gandhi,

You might be among those who have noticed that the people in authority in our country appear increasingly insane. It ought to be self-evident that this is deeply disturbing, but I will explain anyway to allay any residual mystification. In a sane human society, authority is granted to those who are trustworthy. People earn trust by demonstrating their allegiance to reality. Things generally work better when the people running them maintain cordial relations with reality. Now, you understand why so many things don’t work in the USA. Read More

Before We Send Any More Money To Ukraine -
Can We Find Out Where The Rest Of Our Cash Went?

Sam Faddis

Back during the days of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, we gave our allies, the mujaheddin, a whole bunch of man-portable ground-to-air missiles called Stingers. They used them to great effect against the Russians.

They also sold a bunch of them on the black market. We then spent a great deal of time wandering all over the world, making deals with black-market arms dealers and buying back our own missiles so they would not be used to shoot down commercial airliners by terrorist groups. Needless to say, we paid top dollar to get the missiles back. Read More

04.14.23- "Joe Biden Is A Criminal" Says Ex-Obama Whistleblower Alleging Family "Kickback Scheme"
Jacob G. Hornberger

A former staffer who worked in the Obama administration is blowing the whistle on the Bidens - and has accused President Biden of being involved in a "kickback scheme" directly related to his son Hunter's overseas business dealings.

Mike McCormick, a stenographer in the White House for 15 years who worked with Biden from 2011 to 2017, told Fox & Friends First that the FBI has completely ignored him despite his willingness to testify under oath before the grand jury investigating Hunter. Read More

04.13.23- Fiddling America Away
Victor Davis Hanson

We fixate only on the irrelevant that we think we can address while ignoring the existential we know we no longer can solve.

The last few weeks, the world had been writing off the United States as either crazy or irrelevant as it watches America cannibalize itself.

Friends tremble at our sudden decline. Enemies rejoice. Neutrals make the necessary adjustments to join the ascendant non-American side. Read More

04.12.23- Where You Don’t Want To Be When Things Finally Start Hitting The Fan
Michael Snyder

Once things start getting really crazy in this country, where you live could make all the difference.  As global events have accelerated in recent months, a number of people have been seeking my advice about relocation.  Ultimately, there is no solution that is 100 percent perfect for everybody.  But there are some general principles that I do believe apply broadly, and I will share some of those principles with you in this article.

First of all, when things finally start hitting the fan you don’t want to be some place that has a high population density. Read More

04.11.23- Imperial Washington -
The New Global Menace

David Stockman

There is no peace on earth today for reasons mainly rooted in Imperial Washington —  not Moscow, Beijing, Tehran, Damascus, Mosul or the rubble of what remains of Raqqa. Imperial Washington has become a global menace owing to what didn’t happen in 1991 (when the USSR collapsed). At that crucial inflection point, Bush the Elder should have declared “mission accomplished” and parachuted into the great Ramstein Air Base in Germany to begin the demobilization of America’s war machine. Read More

04.10.23- The Condition Of Our Society Has Never Been This Bad, And It Is Only Going
To Get Worse…

Michael Snyder

A lot of people seem shocked that the fabric of our society is steadily unraveling all around us, but the truth is that this shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone.  What we are witnessing is simply the law of cause and effect in action.  We have discarded the values that this nation was founded upon, and we have replaced them with new “values” that are diametrically opposed to the old values.  So now we live in a hellhole of our own making.  Just about every form of evil that you can possibly imagine is exploding in our society, and crime rates have been rapidly rising all over the nation. Read More

04.08.23- De-Dollarization: The Death Knell For US Hegemony?
Ben Bartee

Already, 2023 has been a brutal year for US geopolitical hegemony — and it’s not even halfway over.

An unprecedented wave of “de-dollarization” is sweeping the globe.

De-dollarization means countries which have used the US dollar for international trade since WWII are actively adopting alternatives, threatening to end to the US dollar’s reserve currency status.Read More

04.07.23- The Destruction of the American Male
Paul Craig Roberts

The backbone and principal resource of every country is the male heterosexual population.  Without them there is no country, no births to take the place of deaths.  Men have the temperament and strength to fight and to lead. They protect women and children, property, borders.  They lead families, communities, businesses, and governments.  That has always been their role throughout history.  When men become effete, the society collapses.  In America this indispensable resource is being destroyed. Read More

04.06.23- The World Is Dropping the Dollar
Sean Ring

Happy Thursday!

I’ve had a hell of a time writing the Rude this week.

The idiots in DC, NYC and elsewhere in the Lower 48 have lobbed grapefruits down Broadway to yours truly.

Whether it’s the Democrats inadvertently re-electing Donald Trump, Alvin Bragg proving that graduating last in law school still makes you a lawyer or Chicago electing an even worse choice than Madame Fishface, America has not disappointed this week. Read More

04.05.23- How’s That War Going?
James Howard Kunstler

“The American press, once the guardian of democracy, was hollowed out to the point that it could be worn like a hand puppet by the U.S. security agencies and party operatives. Disinformation is both the name of the crime and the means of covering it up; a weapon that doubles as a disguise.” — Jacob Siegel

How’s the war going? Huh? Do you mean the war over in Ukraine? Or the US government’s war against its own people? Read More

04.04.23- Most U.S. banks are technically near insolvency, and hundreds are already fully insolvent
Nouriel Roubini

Duration risk hammered Silicon Valley Bank and seems to have been lost on many bankers, fixed-income investors and bank regulators.

In January 2022, when yields on U.S. 10-year Treasury bonds TMUBMUSD10Y, 3.556% were still roughly 1% and those on German Bunds were -0.5%, I warned that inflation would be bad for both stocks and bonds. Read More

04.03.23- The 2nd Amendment's
Misconstrued 'Militia'

Brian McGlinchey

America’s latest episode of mass homicide has sparked renewed advocacy for restrictions on gun ownership. Once again, the accompanying debate has many gun control advocates claiming the Second Amendment’s reference to a “well regulated militia” narrows the amendment’s scope if not rendering it altogether moot.

Before we examine those claims, it’s important to ensure readers have a proper general understanding of the Bill of Rights. Contrary to common misperception, these amendments do not bestow privileges upon American citizens. Read More

04.01.23- The Death of Patriotism
Jeffrey Tucker

Wall Street Journal has conducted a poll with the most interesting results.

From 1998 to the present, the percentage of Americans who say that patriotism is an important value has crashed from 70% to 38%. The bulk of the fall has happened since 2019.

More results will be discussed in a bit but let’s first focus on this issue of patriotism. Read More

03.31.23- Did They Light Up a Cigarette Afterward?
Jame Howard Kunstler

“Reading all the 2016 warnings from the Normalcy Guardians and self-professed Democracy Protectors about how there’s literally nothing more corrupt or dangerous than craving the prosecution of your political opponent — especially for trivial crimes — is really quite something.” — Glenn Greenwald

The New York Times enjoyed its long-delayed tantric Trumpgasm so much today that it rolled out the full-page banner headline format usually reserved for the commencement of world wars. (They took the banner down before seven o’clock this morning.) Read More

03.30.23- The Friendly Face of American Terrorism
Thomas DiLorenzo

All governments are empires of lies.  As Murray Rothbard wrote in his essay, “Anatomy of the State,” tax-funded political payoffs to political supporters is never sufficient to sustain governmental power.  In addition to that, states must pound into the brains of citizens that their government is good, wise, and at least inevitable — if not the will of God. Read More

03.29.23- Governance By Artificial Intelligence: The Ultimate Unaccountable Tyranny
Brandon Smith

It’s no secret that globalist institutions are obsessed with Artificial Intelligence as some kind of technological prophecy. 

They treat it as if it is almost supernatural in its potential and often argue that every meaningful industrial and social innovation in the near future will owe its existence to AI.

The World Economic Forum cites AI as the singular key to the rise of what they call the “Fourth Industrial Revolution.”  Read More

03.28.23- Waco Texas– A Botched FBI Siege: Cleanup In Aisle 47
Helena Glass

The MS is condemning and/or taunting Trump given he chose Waco as the site of his latest rally.   Waco on the anniversary of the Waco Siege of 1993 between the Branch Dividians and the ATF/FBI.   Given the span of time, the changing dynamics, and a greater insight into our government, the Waco Siege takes on a different story. Read More

03.27.23- Living With Equity in a Free Society
Tom DeWeese

Social Equity has become the root for almost every policy coming from government, school curriculum, human resources on the job, and even in our entertainment. It’s a revolution intended to change our entire social structure to affect how we all interact with each other.

To understand the full impact “equity” will have on our daily lives, let’s look at its intended definition, as prepared by its promoters. United Way of the National Capital Area (a long-time charity) defines Equity as: Read More

03.25.23- Weekend Rant: The Season is Here
James Howard Kunstler

“Depend upon it, sir, when a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully.” — Samuel Johnson

Of course, the newspaper USA Today chose transgender activist Leigh Finke for its Women of the Year award because in the USA of the here-and-now (today, for instance), boundaries are a thing of the past, and if a woman of the year happens to come with the “package” that signifies male-of-the-species, you’d better ignore that incongruity and go along with the gag — or prepare for the punishments that will rain down until your morale improves. Read More

03.24.23- Schmegegge!


The title of this essay is a word I’ve used in past commentaries. Schmegegge is a Yiddish word for baloney, hot air, nonsense, and by extension, bullshit.

Other cultures fascinate me. I’ve lived, traveled, conversed, listened, and absorbed a lot of erudition in my LXXII years on this rock. I embrace this increased awareness because I never know when this knowledge will be helpful. Read More

03.23.23- Are They Actually Trying To Crash The Economy On Purpose?
Michael Snyder

They actually did it.  The Federal Reserve just raised interest rates by another 25 basis points right in the middle of a major banking crisis.  I honestly do not understand what Fed officials are thinking.  They had already blown a 620 billion dollar black hole in the balance sheets of U.S. banks by raising rates so aggressively, and that resulted in the second and third largest bank failures in U.S. history earlier this month.  Apparently they are not yet satisfied with the carnage that they have caused, and so they have decided to make things even worse.  Read More

03.22.23- Send in the Clowns
Philip M. Giraldi, Ph.D.

Yellen and Garland perform back-to-back surprise visits to Ukraine

Sometimes I think that the script being used by the Biden Administration to manage its foreign and national security policies has been written by George Orwell, though I am not sure if it based on 1984 or Animal Farm. Maybe it is a combination of the two. Either way, it would help explain why there is something seriously wrong here. For example, at the end of February Congress, confronted by a debt ceiling, began discussing cutting Medicare and Social Security while more recently a banking sector crisis seems to be developing so Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen decided to go off doing photo-ops in Kiev embracing Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky shortly after handing him the keys to the US economy. Read More

03.21.23- This Has Got to Stop
James Howard Kunstler

“As the evidence mounts of an even broader censorship effort by the Biden administration, the Democrats’ attacks have become more unhinged and unscrupulous. After shredding any fealty to free speech, they now are attacking journalists, demanding their sources and claiming their reporting is a public threat.” — Jonathan Turley Read More

03.20.23- The Eggheads vs. the Doers
Jeffrey Tucker

I recently spoke at one of my favorite venues, the Liberty Forum in New Hampshire, which is an annual conference center on the Free State Project.

It’s designed to encourage people to pick up and move to the freest state in the country for community and to help protect the state from the fate that befell Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. Read More

03.18.23- SVB Vivifies The Vapidity Of 'Regulatory Failure' and 'Moral Hazard'
John Tammy

John Paulsen made his name and immense fortune with a well-timed purchase of securities that would soar if mortgages declined. His billions hopefully remind readers that huge fortunes are made not by doing as other investors are doing, but by doing what they're not.

It’s something to think about with Silicon Valley Bank’s (SVB) decline well in mind. Left and Right are claiming “regulatory failure” as one of the causes. We’ve seen this in Sebastian Mallaby’s analysis at the left-leaning Washington Post, but also from right-of-center thinkers like AEI’s Paul Kupiec and Hoover’s John Cochrane. Paulsen’s billions reject this analysis. Read More

03.17.23- My List of America’s Top Ten Worst Presidents
Chuck Baldwin

To be sure, it’s quite a challenge to try and pick America’s top ten worst presidents when so many qualify for the distinction. But then again, I am personally quite convinced that the ones who made my list truly deserve their ignoble entry.

So here goes: America’s top ten worst presidents.Read More

03.16.23- Something Horrifying Is Spreading Across the Banking System
Peter Reagan

Apparently, some banks aren’t “too big to fail.”

By now, you’re aware that Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), the nation’s 16th largest bank with $342 billion in client funds and reported assets of $212 billion, was closed by federal regulators on March 10th.

At least Janet Yellen promised us the government wasn’t going to bail out the bank, making a Sunday appearance on CBS Face the Nation to assure taxpayers that: Read More

03.15.23- Sounds Like the Apocalypse Is Getting Closer
 J.D. Hayworth

At a more carefree time in American History — actually, just a few years ago — “Sports Illustrated” featured a tongue-in-cheek digest of offbeat stories under the heading “Signs the Apocalypse is upon us.”

For many readers, that periodical’s very own apocalypse came in 2020, when the magazine morphed into a monthly publication.

In November of that same year, it was reported that Joe Biden was elected as our 46th president…  Read More

03.14.23- The Banking Collapse Has Begun
Alexandra Bruce

This week, Tucker Carlson exposed the masses to the January 6th Hoax.

• In the Proud Boys trial, leaked chat logs from FBI Special Agent Nicole Miller revealed that she was ordered by her boss to destroy 338 items of evidence. Once this news broke days ago, the trial was halted.

• The investigation into Twitter has revealed that moderators were instructed to censor true posts which could fuel “vaccine hesitancy”. Read More

03.13.23- Rending America's Fabric of Lies -
Is it Possible

Larry Johnson

Remember Superman’s iconic saying? “Truth, Justice and the American Way.”

The Superman character emerged in a time of innocence in the United States when there was a genuine belief that the “American Way” was understood as a commitment to truth, equal justice under the law and fighting for the little guy. Boy, were we naive. Read More

03.11.23- The Brain Standard, Part One
Robert Gore

A society’s well being is directly calibrated to its adherence to the brain standard.

The world is moving towards multipolarity. One axis, the West, is led by the U.S., the other—Eurasia and the global south—by Russia and China. Ukraine currently serves as a cauldron of the military conflict between the two axes. Taiwan may become a second such cauldron. Read More


03.10.23- The 10 Rules of Propaganda
Brian Maher

Lord Arthur Ponsonby was a British diplomat and politician, dates 1871–1946.

This keen and cagey fellow pinpointed 10 rules of propaganda. They are these:

1. We don’t want war, we are only defending ourselves.

2. The other guy is solely responsible for this war.

3. Our adversary’s leader is evil and looks evil. Read More

03.09.23- Mike Whitney Interviews Paul Craig Roberts About the Rising Tensions with China
Mike Whitney

Mike Whitney— The Biden administration is determined to provoke China on the issue of Taiwan. The White House now believes that they must take a more aggressive approach to China in order to contain their development and preserve America’s role as regional hegemon. The irony of Washington’s approach, however, is the fact that tens of thousands of US corporations have fled the US over the last 3 decades to take advantage of China’s low-paid work force. In fact—according to Registration China—there are now more than 1 million foreign-owned companies registered on Mainland China, many of which are owned by Americans. Read More

03.08.23- If Trump Had Prevailed in 2020
Ed Brodow

Joe Biden has distinguished himself as the worst president since before World War II. Voters failed to see Biden for being what Thomas Sowell described as “not only a phony but an incompetent one.” The irony is that when Joe entered the White House, we were coming off of four years with a strong president.

Biden’s predecessor implemented a strategic series of policies that were successful in reversing the destructive leftist agenda of the Obama administration. Donald Trump restored America’s economy, lowered unemployment, made us energy independent, stood up to China’s expansionist foreign policy and one-sided economic practices, took the U.S. out of the pernicious Paris Accord, enhanced peace in the Middle East, and stabilized conditions on the southern border. Read More

03.07.23- Get Lost, Uncle Sam
James Rickards

The U.S. has led the most aggressive sanctions regime ever in its efforts to punish Russia for invading Ukraine.

The first round of financial targets included obvious attacks such as freezing the U.S. dollar accounts of Russian banks and oligarchs. The second round raised the ante by freezing the dollar accounts of the Central Bank of Russia itself. This was unprecedented except in the case of rogue states such as Iran, North Korea and Syria. Read More

03.06.23- Life Among the Ruins
Victor Davis Hanson

American society is facing three existential crises not unlike those that overcame the late Roman, and a millennium later, terminal Byzantine, empires.

Premodern Barbarism

We are suffering an epidemic of premodern barbarism. The signs unfortunately appear everywhere. Over half a million homeless people crowd our big-city downtowns. Read More

03.04.23- The Woke Wrecking Machine
Victor Davis Hanson

Almost everything that has followed from the woke mass hysteria gripping the nation since 2020 has proved disastrous. 

Wokeism destroys meritocracy in favor of forced equality of result - history’s prescription for civilizational decline. 

If we continue with the woke hiring of administrators, air traffic controllers, ground crews, pilots, and rail workers, there will be even more news of disasters and near-miss airline crashes. Read More

03.03.23- Prepare For 10 Years Of Destruction
Egon von Greyerz

The final stages of major economic cycles are always accompanied by the maximum amount of bad news as well as heinous events. This time is no different as the West is in the process of committing Harakiri (Seppuku). 

As Elon Musk said: 

“My mentality is that of a Samurai. I would rather commit Seppuku than fail.” Read More

03.02.23- Secession Is Inevitable.
War to Prevent It Is Optional.

Ryan McMaken

Never is a very, very long time in politics. Yet whenever the topic of secession or so-called national divorce comes up, how often do we hear that “secession will never happen.” It’s difficult to tell if people using the term “never” actually mean it. If they mean “not in the next ten or twenty years,” that’s plausible. But if they truly mean “not in the next 100 (or more) years,” it’s clear they’re working on the level of absolutely pure, unfounded speculation. Such statements reflect little more than personal hopes and dreams. Read More

03.01.23- Actor Tells Truth, Media Goes Berserk
Tom Woods

By now you may have heard about the opening monologue that actor Woody Harrelson delivered on Saturday Night Live this past weekend.

Given the hysteria surrounding it, I assumed it had to be a full-throated attack on Big Pharma.

So I watched it, and 95 percent of it was just normal comedy.Read More

02.28.23- The Last Lie Government
Will Ever Tell

George F. Smith

The more powerful a government, the more likely it is to engage in war and conquest.  Case in point: US involvement in Ukraine.

In 2014 the US led a coup that displaced a “democratically-elected” president, Viktor Yanukovych.

In November 2013, . . . Yanukovych rejected a major economic deal he had been negotiating with the EU and decided to accept a $15 billion Russian counteroffer instead. That decision gave rise to antigovernment demonstrations that escalated over the following three months . . .  Read More

02.27.23- Papers Cancel 'Dilbert' After Adams Tells Whites To 'Stay Away' From Blacks
Tyler Durden

Hundreds of newspapers will no longer carry the long-running "Dilbert" office cartoon after creator Scott Adams said white people should "stay the fuck away" from blacks, a demographic he called a "hate group."  

Those remarks in a recent episode of his "Real Coffee with Scott Adams" podcast came after he shared the unsettling results of a Rasmussen pollWhen asked if they agree with the statement "It's ok to be white," 26% of blacks disagreed and 21% weren't sure.  Read More

02.25.23- What Ukraine needs to learn
from Afghanistan

Jeffrey D. Sachs

The greatest enemy of economic development is war. If the world slips further into global conflict, our economic hopes and our survival could go up in flames. The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists just moved the hands of the Doomsday Clock to a mere 90 seconds to midnight. 

The world’s biggest economic loser last year was Ukraine, whose economy collapsed by 35 percent, the IMF reported. Read More

02.24.23- “How Are People Paying
for This Shopping Spree?”

Brian Maher

“How are people paying for this shopping spree?”

Here market analyst Michael Maharrey makes indirect reference to the “strong” economy presently in existence.

And we are assured this economy bulges with the highly striated musculature of a he-man. Read More

02.23.23- Merkan Edukashun
Charles R. Dickens

I’m talking about America’s Education, Propaganda, Indoctrination, and Gaslighting System. It’s what’s become of the public school system in America.

I’m using the slang for America – ‘Merka – to accentuate how we trivialize the importance of what we “used to was,” as my Cajun girlfriend often said. We’ve lost our appreciation for our once great republic. I keep writing to embolden and admonish you to find it again before we lose it forever. Read More

02.22.23- Between That Rock
and The Hard Place

James Howard Kunstler

:…the president has made American support for Ukraine the centerpiece of his argument for a revitalized alliance in Europe, and he had told advisers that he wanted to mark the first anniversary of the invasion as a way of reassuring allies that his administration remains committed….” — The New York Times, Feb 20, 2023

Secret Agent Man “Joe Biden” turned up in Kiev Monday morning after landing in Poland and riding an overnight choo-choo train across the Ukraine frontier to avoid the hazardous pomp of landing Air Force One in a war zone. Read More

02.21.23- The Core of the Economy
--The Middle Class-- Is Crumbling

Charlas Hugh Smith

The net result of hyper-globalization and hyper-financialization is the crumbling of the middle class.  

Neofeudal societies and economies lack a vibrant middle class. This is the defining feature of feudalism and its updated V2.0, neofeudalism: a nobility (based on birth or finance, it doesn't matter) controls the vast majority of wealth, political power and productive capital, all served by a powerless peasantry. Read More

02.20.23- The Government Seeks
Totalitarian Money

David Gordon

Thorsten Polleit’s outstanding new book is packed with insights about both the philosophy of economics and economic policy, and as he shows, his philosophical standpoint enables him to grasp the essence of the financial world, of which he is a master.

Polleit is a follower of Ludwig von Mises, Murray Rothbard, and Hans-Hermann Hoppe, and like them, he argues that economics offers us a priori truths about the world. “What is meant by the term a priori theory? The term a priori means that something is evident, that can be regarded as true and universal, independent of experience.”  Read More

02.18.23- What’s Hiding Behind the “Disinflation” Smoke and Mirrors?
Peter Reagan

When the Biden administration, the Treasury Department and the Fed have all turned out to be wrong about inflation to this point, they’re eager to tout any hint of positive news.

For example, “Here’s where inflation is easing,” a piece on recent Bloomberg article claimed. (Yes, you do have to look rather closely to find examples.) Read More

02.17.23- War of the Worlds
James Howard Kunstler

“The Chinese spy balloons are most likely an op to pull the civil/military’s collective chain.” — Thomas L. Thomas

Didn’t you get the feeling this weekend that we’re living in HG Wells’ classic tale of the earth invaded by sinister alien spacecrafts? Our government is playing the story like a bassoon concerto. “American officials do not know what the objects were, much less their purpose or who sent them,” The New York Times reported, poaching a line from every horror movie of the 1950s. When do the giant ants show up on Fremont Street in Las Vegas?  Read More

02.16.23- The Enemy Within
T.L. Davis

I can no longer conceive of a future for humanity that is not somehow the equivalent of a Matrix-style battery pack for the elite. To envision anything wildly different, I’d have to have more faith in my fellow man than I currently do. I’ve seen events unfold that were completely unpredictable that yielded incredible opportunities for freedom and self-determination, only to watch them get squashed by the globalist elite. Whatever promise Trump’s victory signified in the early days was quickly swamped under by, well, the swamp. Read More

02.15.23- Fighting Wokeness
Jack Gleason

The days of “an honest wage for a day’s work” are long gone. In addition to having to work harder while inflation eats up their pay increases, employees are now forced to monitor their behavior and even their own thoughts in order to keep their jobs.

Freedom of speech and expression are gone — even when you’re not at work. Corporations are caving to pressure from liberal groups and government bureaucracies and establishing policies to silence all forms of conservative thought and speech in order to advance the liberal agenda. Read More

02.14.23- Why Is The Mainstream Media Being So Quiet About One Of The Greatest Environmental Catastrophes In U.S. History?
Michael Snyder

The mainstream media spends an enormous amount of time lecturing us about fake environmental issues, but now that one of the greatest environmental catastrophes in U.S. history has occurred they are being strangely quiet about it.  What we are witnessing in East Palestine, Ohio is so horrifying that it is truly difficult to put it into words.  One hazardous materials specialist is claiming that authorities “basically nuked a town with chemicals so we could get a railroad open”.  Read More

02.13.23- What Hersh Got Wrong
Mike Whitney

There’s something not-quite-right about Sy Hersh’s report on the destruction of Nord Stream 2. There are a number of inconsistencies in the piece that lead me to believe that Hersh was less interested in presenting ‘the unvarnished truth’ than relaying a version of events that advance a particular agenda. That is not to say that I don’t appreciate what the author has done. I do. In fact, I think it would be impossible to overstate the significance of a report that positively identifies the perpetrators of what-appears-to-be the biggest act of industrial terrorism in history. Hersh’s article has the potential to greatly undermine the credibility of the people in power and, by doing so, bring the war to a swift end. It is an incredible achievement that we should all applaud. Here’s a brief recap by political analyst Andre Damon: Read More

02.11.23- American Families Are Getting Increasingly Desperate
Peter Reagan

Right now times are tough for those of us trying to scrape together a nest egg to support us during our golden years.

Usually, during times like these only the poor and lower-middle classes take the brunt of the economic impacts. But quite a bit has changed, especially since the first two quarters of negative GDP growth last year.

Now, even those fortunate enough to earn a six-figure income are struggling: Read More

02.10.23- Epiphany
T.L. Davis

In the wider understanding, the Ukraine conflict is a global crisis through which a final revelation has been made. No nation, no matter how powerful, how strong or how seemingly vibrant, that engages, elects, supports and tolerates those dedicated to its destruction, can long survive. The United States, as I have warned many times, is not America. There’s a reason it’s called the United States OF America, because America is independent of the political construct of fifty independent, sovereign states that form a coalition called the United States, but were that political entity to cease to exist, this would still be America and the people will still be Americans. Read More

02.09.23- Dangerous Trend of
“Psychiatric Repression”

International Man: The Soviet Union used the diagnosis of mental illness as a tool to silence political dissenters. It was a practice known as “psychiatric repression.”

Dissidents who spoke out against the government were often declared insane and forcibly institutionalized in psychiatric hospitals, where the government subjected them to inhumane treatment and abuses.Read More

02.08.23- They Need 7.5 Billion to Die

Many of the current moves by major actors are designed for depopulation purposes. Our global "elites" believe the earth is most sustainable at about 500 million. We stand at about 8 billion. Thus, to achieve that objective, they need 7.5 billion to die and/or stop reproducing. Since about 5.5 billion took a genetically modifying "vaccine" globally, the other 2 billion will sort themselves by means of starvation, newly modified diseases, war, and sexual dysphorias designed to minimize reproductive impulses. Read More

Politics is an International Full-of-Shit Stakeholder Contest
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02.06.23- American Students -
Dumber and More Woke

Robert Weissberg

Professors often complain about the current crop of students being less intellectually talented than when they began their careers decades back. Such griping is, of course, easy to dismiss — it has occurred for millennia. Unfortunately, this time around the grumbling may be true and not the usual nostalgia for “the good old days.”  The anecdotal evidence from textbook reading levels, shortened college syllabi, scrapbook-like research assignments, proliferating college remedial classes, grade inflation, and the popularity of “gut” college majors such as Gender Studies, is indisputable. We have also invested hundreds of millions in our schools yet test results such as the SAT are flat over the past half century. Read More

02.04.23- The United States:
“Flawed Democracy”

Brian Maher

We see the 2022 edition of The Economist’s Intelligence Unit Democracy Index is out.

This tabulation ranks the world’s nations across several categories. These categories include but are not limited to:

Civil liberties, the functioning of government, political participation… electoral process, pluralism, and political culture. Read More

02.03.23- Food Shortages Are Starting To Become Quite Serious All Over The Planet
Michael Snyder

The worst case scenario that many of the experts feared is starting to play out right in front of our eyes.  Throughout 2022, I repeatedly warned my regular readers that there were all sorts of indications that the emerging global food crisis would go to entirely new level in 2023, and that is precisely what is happening.  In response to tightening supplies of food, prices are surging all over the planet and the number of desperately hungry people is exploding.  Unfortunately, this crisis is not going to be just temporary.  As I will explain at the end of this article, the global nightmare that we are facing is inevitably going to intensify in the years ahead. Read More

02.02.23- Why The End Of The Petrodollar Spells Trouble For The US Regime
Ryan McMaken

On January 17, the Saudi minister of finance, Mohammed Al-Jadaan, announced that the Saudi state is open to selling oil in currencies other than the dollar. “There are no issues with discussing how we settle our trade arrangements, whether it is in the US dollar, whether it is the euro, whether it is the Saudi riyal,” Al-Jadaan told Bloomberg TV.

If the Saudi regime does indeed embrace substantial trade in currencies other than the dollar as part of its oil-export business, this would signal a shift away from the dollar as the dominant currency in global oil payments. Or measured another way, this would signal the end of the so-called petrodollar. Read More

02.01.23- Poll: One-Fifth of Americans Say Government Is Our Nation's Top Problem
James Howard Kunstler

What's worse than inflation? The government trying to help with inflation… or trying to help with anything, really. You know it. I know it. And a whole lot of other Americans may know it, too. In the latest Gallup poll, more than one-fifth of respondents—21 percent—cited the government and/or poor leadership as the nation's top problem. Read More

01.31.23- How a Massachusetts Town Seized a Farmer’s $370k Property to Cover
a $60k Tax Debt

Patrick Carroll

Alan DiPietro is an alpaca farmer in the town of Bolton, Massachusetts (pop: 5,376). He lives in an RV on the 34-acre property where he keeps his alpacas, and he sells their fleece to make a living.

DiPietro wasn’t always a farmer. He previously worked as a chief engineer for iRobot, a company that makes autonomous home cleaning devices such as the Roomba vacuum cleaner. He became disenchanted with the bureaucracy and red tape of the corporate world, however, so in 2008 he decided to leave that world behind and begin his alpaca-farming venture. Read More

01.30.23- 5 Ways The "Inflation Reduction Act" Is Stealing Your Money
Peter Reagan

Much like the Patriot Act had little to do with making life safer in the U.S., the Biden administration’s “Inflation Reduction Act” has very little to do with reducing inflation.

Thanks to this “Inflation Reduction Act,” our lives are about to get even more expensive for just about everyone. If you’re saving money for retirement, heating your home or driving a car, well, get ready to start paying higher prices. Read More

01.28.23- Global South: Gold-Backed Currencies to Replace the US Dollar
Pepe Escobar

Let’s start with three interconnected multipolar-driven facts.

First: One of the key take aways from the World Economic Forum annual shindig in Davos, Switzerland is when Saudi Finance Minister Mohammed al-Jadaan, on a panel on “Saudi Arabia’s Transformation,” made it clear that Riyadh “will consider trading in currencies other than the US dollar.” Read More

01.27.23- Pretend-O-Rama
James Howard Kunstler

I doubt that many Americans — even the masses sunk in vaccine smuggery and obsessive Trump-o-phobia — believe that America’s Ukraine project is working out for us. Of course, to even begin thinking about this debacle, you must at least suspect that our government is lying about virtually everything it has its hand in. Name something it is not lying about, I dare you.

So, what was the Ukraine project? To use that sad-ass country as a vector to disable and destroy Russia. You can’t over-state the stupidity of that objective. And why did we want to do that? Because… reasons. Oh? And what were they? Well, Russia was… there. Oh? And what was it doing? Trying to take over the world? Uh, no. It was actually just trying to be a normal European nation again after its traumatic 75-year-long experiment with communism, which ended in 1991. Read More

01.26.23- Give Up on the Idea of a Free Society
Sean Ring

In 2012, I attended the Property and Freedom Society conference.

The conference exposed the organized “State” for what it was – an institution run by crooks, liars and useful idiots.

Not only that, we discussed what a free and natural order would look like. Read More

01.25.23- They Won’t Leave Us Alone: The Invasion of Politics
Joakim Book

The temptation and crucial flaw of a totalitarian mind are that everyone must play a part in a superstructural battle between good and evil. Standing on the sidelines or taking a neutral position on present topics is not allowed; one may not merely observe or ignore the madness played out among the power-hungry.

As a not-so-proud carrier of a Swedish passport, I last year lost track of how many times I was asked about Sweden’s membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the overreaching military alliance among Western nations. Apparently, there was a war going on somewhere. NATO countries were scrambling, and Finland and Sweden (thoroughly Western social democratic countries) were decades-old NATO holdouts. I did not know; I took pride in not knowing. Read More

01.24.23- The Simpsons “The Fool Monty”
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01.23.23- Hyper Woo - Hyper Code
Clif High

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01.21.23- A Page Turns
James Howard Kunstler

“People underestimate how much resistance to imperial edicts out of DC there is, they underestimate how many people are waiting for the fall, but they also misunderstand that this resistance is taking a muscular but passive form.”

Of course, the “Joe Biden” classified document scandal is less about the documents per se than it is about the Biden family business, which was taking large sums of money from shady foreign interests for unspecified services rendered. “Joe Biden,” the brand, is owned, perhaps to the degree that he can be called “a sell-out.” Selling out your country is kind of serious. Read More

01.20.23- Banking Institutions Quietly Admit To Inevitable Recession Implosion In 2023
Brandon Smith

As the Federal Reserve continues its fastest rate hike cycle since the stagflation crisis of 1980, a couple vital questions linger in the minds of economists everywhere – When is recession going to strike and when will the Fed reverse course on tightening?

The answers to these queries are at the same time simple and complex: First, the recession has already arrived. Second, the Fed is NOT going to reverse course, though they will probably stop tightening. Read More

01.19.23- In my Lifetime I Have Witnessed the Death of Independent Medicine and Fair Trials
Paul Craig Roberts

I often refer to how much of America has been eroded away during my lifetime, so much so that the country  into which I was born no longer exists.  Younger people don’t know what’s been lost as they never experienced the real America.  What is normal to people is what they are born into and grow up with.  The numerous infringements on individual freedom, for example, that exist today as normal and unquestioned would have been impossible in my youth.  

Is your doctor in private practice or is he an employee of a HMO or a health care provider such as a hospital’s corporate empire? Read More

01.18.23- Poszar Was Right: Saudis Confirm Non-Dollar Oil Trade Plans In Davos
Tyler Durden

Earlier this month, former NY Fed repo guru Zoltan Pozsar wrote one of his most important reports of 2022, in which he described how Putin could unleash hell on the Western financial system by demanding that instead of dollars, Russian oil exporters are paid in gold, effectively pegging oil to gold and launching Petrogold. Read More

01.17.23- Glug Glug, Gurgle Gurgle
James Howard Kunstler

“When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.” — Edmund Burke

You thought the Titanic sinking was an astounding spectacle? Looks like the ship of the Deep State got some holes ripped in its hull and may be fixing to go down sometime in 2023. Read More

01.16.23- Target: Civilization
Jeffrey Tucker

Two weeks ago, Southwest Airlines had a massive meltdown but they weren’t the only airline affected. Flight delays ruined vacations and travel plans for millions the world over. It was never clear why.

Oh sure, blame the weather but that has become a strangely opaque excuse. You look outside and the weather seems fine but then someone snaps at you: Can’t you see that the snow is bad in Buffalo? Read More

01.14.23- One More Massive Socialist-Driven Transfer of Wealth
Justin O. Smith

Many Americans, conservative or not, should be angry that unions now hold so much influence over elected officials and Joe Biden that the Teamsters Union, long fraught with ties to the U.S. Mafia and organized crime, is actually receiving a $36 billion dollar bailout under the $1.9 trillion dollar American Rescue Plan, after years of mismanaging and stealing from their members’ pension fund and the new revelation that the Teamsters Union pension fund was essentially insolvent. This is an act by the executive that takes the hard-earned tax dollars of private citizens to give to a group of collectivists, socialists and outright criminals whose leadership should be placed behind prison bars, instead of being rewarded by Joe Biden. Read More

01.13.23- Don’t Trust the Government with Your Privacy, Property or Your Freedoms
John & Nisha Whitehead

How do you trust a government that continuously sidesteps the Constitution and undermines our rights? You can’t.

When you consider all the ways “we the people” are being bullied, beaten, bamboozled, targeted, tracked, repressed, robbed, impoverished, imprisoned and killed by the government, one can only conclude that you shouldn’t trust the government with your privacy, your property, your life, or your freedoms.

Consider for yourself. Read More

01.12.23- A Government by Experts
Andrew P. Napolitano

I have often thought that after Abraham Lincoln, Woodrow Wilson was our worst president. By worst is meant least faithful to the Constitution and most destructive of personal liberty.

With the exception of Lincoln’s dictatorship — during which the federal government used violence to crush the states’ natural right to secede from a compact they had voluntarily joined, and instead brought about the systematic murder of 750,000 persons — America from its founding to the early part of the 20th century more or less enjoyed the James Madison model for the federal government. Read More

01.11.23- China: Death of a Dream
James Rickards

China is reopening.

The China reopening story is the most powerful market narrative going on today. At least for now, it’s more powerful than any Fed analysis, the prospect of a recession, and even lower energy prices in terms of what’s driving investor behavior.

Of course, the key word is “narrative.” It’s a powerful story but that does not mean the story is true. If it affects investor behavior, then investors have to pay attention to avoid getting run over by bull market sentiment. It can take time, but whenever a narrative diverges from reality, the reality always wins. Read More

01.10.23- Repentance
James Howard Kunstler

“You must trust and believe in people or life becomes impossible.” — Anton Chekhov

The doctors of this country — of all Western Civ, really — owe their citizens an apology and an explanation, and even then, they might not be able to save modern medicine. The doctors have dishonored and disgraced their profession. They promulgated a Covid- 19 vaccination program that is now clearly killing a lot of people early in life and unnaturally. To this day, no established professional group of doctors, or formal association, or major journal, has called for an end to the vaxx program. Read More

01.09.23- Is The New World Order
On The Precipice?

Madame DaFarge

The New World Order nobility may be receiving more roadblocks for their plans than they had anticipated. 

The entire scam is based on the ignorance and complacence of the great mass of people in the western based economies.

Control of the West is essential for world domination.  Read More

01.07.23- The Plan to Carve Up Russia
Mike Whitney

For decades, the idea of dismantling the Soviet Union and Russia has been constantly cultivated in Western countries. Unfortunately, at some point, the idea of using Ukraine to achieve this goal was conceived. In fact, to prevent such a development, we launched the special military operation (SMO). This is precisely what some western countries –led by the United States– strive for; to create an anti-Russian enclave and then threaten us from this direction. Preventing this from happening is our primary goal. Vladimir Putin Read More

01.06.23- Time To Get Real About Ukraine
James Rickards

The war in Ukraine remains the most important story in the world today.

Don’t believe the incessant U.S. government and media propaganda about Ukraine. Ukraine is not winning the war; they are losing badly.

But wait, hasn’t the news been talking up Ukrainian gains in recent months, while Russia is retreating and being badly beaten? That’s the mainstream, pro-Ukrainian narrative. Here’s the reality: Read More

01.05.23- The Baleful Cargo
of Woke Diversity Worship

Victor Davis Hanson

What do all our notable fabricators—George Santos, Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Barack Obama—have in common?

Well, quite like the Ward ChurchilIs or Rachel Dolezals of the world, one way or another, they lied about their identities. Or they sought fraudulent ways of suggesting their ancestries were marginalized. Or they had claims on being victims on the theory their constructed personas brought career advantages. Read More

01.04.23- On the Cusp of
a Global Liquidity Crisis

James Rickards

Is there a financial calamity worse than a severe recession in early 2023? Unfortunately, the answer is “yes” and it’s coming quickly.

That greater calamity is a global liquidity crisis. Before considering the dynamics of a global liquidity crisis, it’s critical to distinguish between a liquidity crisis and a recession. A recession is part of the business cycle. Read More

01.03.23- The Third Option - Part 2
Tyler Durden

If you have not yet read Part 1, it can be accessed here.  In it, I make a case for the need for something fundamentally different from the left and right political options that we as humanity are generally being offered in every so-called democratic society on earth. I explain why our political parties of every ilk continue to fail us, because they fail to recognize and address the “gap” in purchasing power inherent in every country on earth, without regard to its political system, and point at who is behind frustrating the achievement of a solution.  In this second part, we are going to dig into what the potential “Economic Cures” to the gap are.  Read More

01.02.23- “Something Big Is On the Way”
Mike Whitney

“The Russians have decided there is no way to negotiate an end to this. No one will negotiate in good faith; therefore we must crush the enemy. And that’s what’s coming.” Colonel Douglas MacGregor (9:35 minute)

“Strictly speaking, we haven’t started anything yet.” Vladimir Putin

The war in Ukraine is not going to end in a negotiated settlement. The Russians have already made it clear that they don’t trust the United States, so they’re not going to waste their time in a pointless gabfest. What the Russians are going to do is pursue the only option that is available to them. Read More


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