As some of you may or may not know, James Howard Kunstler’s blog, Clusterfuck Nation, has been targeted by nefarious forces and is the recipient of a rather malicious strain of a Distributed Denial of Services (DDoS) attack. Some of you, maybe even most of you, might think I get some satisfaction out of Kunstler’s predicament. You’re wrong. You’ve always been wrong about me & about who I am and the nature of my intentions. I am much more complex than a simple Paper or Plastic characterization.
I have said it many times at this space and I’ll say it again even though no one is listening — I have nothing but complete disdain and contempt for Hackers. I’ve gone so far as to state that they are effectively Terrorists and when you get right down to it, they are either directly or indirectly in the employ of the Alphabet Agencies whether those agencies be American, Russian, Chinese or any country you care to add to the list. Since Hackers are Terrorists, they deserve the same punishment afforded Terrorists up to and including Life in Prison and/or The Death Penalty, regardless of whether they’re employed directly or indirectly by governments. And for those who give the Hackers/Terrorists their Marching Orders, I’ll leave it up to you to determine a suitable punishment.
I wonder who is responsible for the attack on Kunstler’s blog? My guess is the answer can be found in the comment section. I have always claimed and will always claim that Clusterfuck Nation’s comment section is a place for Rogues & Hooligans of every stripe using a shitload of screen names to sow chaos and disseminate misinformation and disinformation. No one is there to learn & grow. They’re there for Fuckery of every imaginable manifestation. Someone from that comment section, or an organization/entity that’s been fucking in it and with it, is the responsible party. I guarantee it. But who or what? That’s The Million Dollar Question. Now, try to answer it and watch how deep it takes you. It’s yet another Rabbit Hole. There are so many these days there’s practically no way to avoid falling in one if you step outdoors.
With all that being said, and without further adieu, I bring you Jim’s latest blog post that he has asked be spread around since The Thugs who have attacked his blog are hellbent on silencing him and his message — which is a great message, by the way. Kunstler is an extremely talented writer — he turns a phrase as well as any writer and the breadth of his vocabulary is impressively immense. I, as a fellow unacknowledged writer, appreciate his prose and I appreciate his message — and he is consistently On Message. He has persistant themes in every one of his blog posts and this week’s blog post is no different. The main theme is always “we are headed for Collapse,” but there are other themes as well. He takes particular umbrage with the The Political Establishment’s campaign of Political Correctness and its campaign to destroy American Culture as we’ve known it. People tend to shy away from this topic because it brings out the Hobgoblins, the people who engage in Fuckery in his comment section for example, but they do so at their own peril. It’s a conversation we all need to honestly have. America was founded upon European Culture. Do the Social Engineers intend to completely eviscerate those cultural moorings, and if so, why are common, decent folks allowing the Hobgoblins to speak for them? Why won’t common, decent folks speak for themselves about this sensitive, but oh-so-important topic?
Anyway, before I digress too much, here’s Kunstler’s weekly offering. I’m always willing to lend A Helping Hand, especially when it involves cutting through, and clearing, the fog & smoke of misinformation and disinformation that always seems to obscure these sensitive, off-limits topics. FYI, the photos are my choice. I feel visualization gives your statement A Bigger Bang for your Buck.
James Howard Kunstler posted June 6 CFN BLOG: Nausea Rising
As you may know, Kunstler.com is currently under an aggressive Denial of Service (DoS) attack. My web and server technicians are working to get the website and blog back up and live soon (though it’s going to cost a pretty penny). In the meantime, here is today’s blog. Please share this with any of your CFN friends so they don’t miss out. Thank you for your continued support. ~JHK
Considering that the 2016 election looks like a Dark Age puppet show — Pantalone and La Signora smacking each other with dildos — we forget this spectacle is serious. Rather large matters are at stake, such as the continuity of governance, the legitimacy of the two major political parties, the credibility of our financial arrangements, perhaps even the durability of the nation as a united polity.
Most of the deliberate comedy comes from Donald Trump, whose super-long dangling necktie looks like it was designed for laughs by the Commedia dell’Arte prop department, not to mention the hair, which I have maintained for many years is actually a wolverine living on top of Trump’s head. Trump certainly represents a large and valid strain of sentiment in the zeitgeist — the frustration of many ordinary citizens at government-sponsored racketeering that is shoving them into pauperdom. But his utterances against all that are so childish and disordered that he de-legitimates his own mission every time he opens his mouth.
Hillary delivers her laughs mostly deadpan, for instance her Sunday morning ABC interview with the old 1992 Clinton “War Room” hand George Stephanopoulos, who grilled the Flying Reptile rather mercilessly over the recent report from the State Department Inspector General that said she was “not allowed” to use the private email server no, ifs, ands, or buts. As she struggled to deflect the question, the “uh”s started to stipple her vapid evasions like holes punched in a life raft. It was fun watching her sink, uh, uh, uh, gurgle gurgle — though surely that was not the effect she was going for.
Bernie, of course, is not so funny. He’s as serious as a heart attack, which suggests that a pretty sizeable portion of the public is sick of being diverted with slapstick comedy. The old bastard is determined to give the Democratic Party poobahs some schooling in ethical procedure. I admire the heck out of that — also, his record as a demonstrably non-griftable public servant, and his stance against the racketeering-as-usual status quo — though I’m not persuaded he would be an effective president (if such a thing is even theoretically conceivable) given his nanny government disposition. But the bigshots of the DNC still have a lot of ‘splainin’ to do, and it looks like ole Bernie is going to beat it out of them at Philadelphia in July. What I wonder: is he strong enough to hold Debbie Wasserman-Schultz on his lap while he applies the rod.
The people of the United States have real grievances with the way this country is being run. Last Friday’s job’s report was a humdinger: only 38,000 new jobs created in a country of over 300 million, with a whole new crop of job-seeking college grads just churned out of the diploma mills. I guess the national shortage of waiters and bartenders has finally come to an end.
What’s required, of course, is a pretty stout restructuring of the US economy. And that should be understood to be a matter of national survival. We need to step way back on every kind of giantism currently afflicting us: giant agri-biz, giant commerce (Wal Mart etc.), giant banking, giant war-making, and giant government — this last item being so larded with incompetence on top of institutional entropy that it is literally a menace to American society.
The trend on future resources and capital availability is manifestly downward, and the obvious conclusion is the need to make this economy smaller and finer. The finer part of the deal means many more distributed tasks among the population, especially in farming and commerce operations that must be done at a local level. This means more Americans working on smaller farms and more Americans working in reconstructed Main Street business, both wholesale and retail. This would also necessarily lead to a shift out of the suburban clusterfuck and the rebuilding of ten thousand forsaken American towns and smaller cities.
For the moment, many demoralized Americans may feel more comfortable playing video games, eating on SNAP cards, and watching Trump fulminate on TV, but the horizon on that is limited too. Sooner or later they will have to become un-demoralized and do something else with their lives.
The main reason I am so against the Hillary and Trump, and so ambivalent on Bernie is their inability to comprehend the scope of action actually required to avoid sheer cultural collapse.